Loki in Fire Emblem Heroes

Image Credit: Retrieved from https://fireemblem.fandom.com/wiki/Loki

Loki is an antagonist in Fire Emblem Heroes who is also a playable unit. She is a mischievous trickster who can shapeshift, taking inspiration from the Nordic god of the same name. She is referred to with she/her pronouns in the English version of Heroes but is referred to with gender neutral pronouns in Japanese (a full analysis of pronoun usage can be read here). Also, despite not gendering her in Japanese, she is gendered as female in Fire Emblem Cipher, the spin-off card game for the Fire Emblem series.

Because she is based off of the Nordic god, Loki, who is genderfluid, we have classified her as Non-Binary or Genderqueer Explicit with Intertextual Reference.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (1999): Marty and Dagdar

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (2003): BramimondFlorina and Lyndis; LegaultLucius and Raven

Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones (2004): Ephraim and LyonJoshua and Gerik

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005): Ike and SorenJill and Mist; Reyson and Tibarn; Sigrun and Tanith

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007): Elincia and Lucia; HeatherJill and Mist; Joke about Ike and SotheKyzaRanulf

Fire Emblem Awakening (2012): Gay Jokes and QueernessSame-Sex Relationship Hack; The Hubba Tester

Fire Emblem Fates (2015): ForrestNinaRomance options; Same-Sex Relationship Hack; SkinshippingSoleil; The Hubba Tester

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (2017): Leon; Lukas; Queer Readings

Fire Emblem Heroes (2017): Ally Support; Loki; Sharena

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (2019-2020): Byleth Pairings and Controversy; Non-Byleth Pairings

See also QRM’s entry for this game series


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