Image credit: Fandom Wiki entry on Floren: https://xenoblade.fandom.com/wiki/Floren
Floren is a Blade, a battle companion character in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. In the game, Floren appears to be a young boy with an outfit inspired by various flora. In Japanese, Floren translates to ‘firefly’ in English. Floren is voice-acted by Clare Corbett..
Because of his appearance and mannerism, Floren is constantly mistaken by other party members to be a girl, atop his androgynous body and ice-staking movesets in combat. In the game, his gender is only revealed through the action of sending out Blades on missions, where some missions are restricted by gender.
LGBTQ references in this game series:
- Player discussion about being surprised by genders of misread characters: https://forums.serenesforest.net/index.php?/topic/83118-animated-characters-you-guessed-their-gender-wrong/&do=findComment&comment=519443
- Fandom Wiki entry on Floren (Xenoblade Chronicles 2): https://xenoblade.fandom.com/wiki/Floren