Rose Yin in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!


Image credit: Rose Yin. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Rose Yin is a supporting NPC in the Recruitment Drive mission of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!.During the Recruitment Drive mission, the player is tasked with helping Rose put up flyers as well as fighting off whatever enemies come their way. Throughout the mission, Rose refers to her ex-partner Gabby using female pronouns which has lead fans to include Rose as another lesbian (or at least woman-loving) character in the Borderlands universe. A transcript of the dialogue from the Recruitment Drive mission can be read here.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Borderlands (2009): Mad Moxxi, Mr. Shank and Chaz, Brick, Patricia Tannis

Borderlands 2 (2012): Audio files at the Wildlife Exploitation Preserve, Sir Hammerlock, Axton, Tiny Tina, Mr. Torgue, Maya, Motor Momma, Zer0

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (2014): Athena and Janey, Rose Yin, Professor Nakayama

See QRM’s entry for this game.


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