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
See also QRM’s entry for this game series
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- Xkan. (2017, November 11). FE Heroes: Loki’s Gender Pronouns in Japanese? [JPN vs ENG]. Retrieved July 26, 2020, from https://kantopia.wordpress.com/2017/11/11/fe-heroes-lokis-gender-pronouns-in-japanese-as-of-nov-15th-jpn-vs-eng/