In Fire Emblem Fates, there is the ability to perform “skinship” with members of your army. Skinshipping is a mini-game where players can invite members of their army to their private quarters and pet them. The original Japanese version allowed you to do this with characters regardless of gender or support rank (as seen here with a female Corrin petting Hinoka), but the NA localization removed this mini-game almost entirely, allowing players to only do this with a character they have achieved S-rank (love/marriage) with.
LGBTQ references in this game series:
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (1999): Marty and Dagdar
See also QRM’s entry for this game series
- Frank, A., & Robinson, N. (2016, February 04). Here’s how Nintendo changed ‘petting’ in Fire Emblem Fates. Retrieved from https://www.polygon.com/2016/2/4/10920292/fire-emblem-fates-petting-skinship-localization-change
- Ofayefika Mafe. (2016, February 11). Fire Emblem IF / Fates: Hinoka Skinship. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjsTsF-9H6Y
- Various. (n.d.). My Castle. Retrieved July 27, 2020, from https://fireemblem.fandom.com/wiki/My_Castle