Petra Forgewoman in Horizon Zero Dawn

Image credit: Screenshot of Petra from Horizon Zero Dawn from “Petra Forgewoman – Horizon Zero Dawn” Retrieved January 27, 2021 from

Petra is an NPC who Aloy meets in the side quest “Heap of Trouble” or in “The Looming Shadow”. She is a blacksmith/inventor and is the leader of the settlement called the Free Heap. Petra seems to be attracted to Aloy, mentioning that she always had a weakness for restless girls. In some playthroughs, Aloy calls her out for flirting at inopportune times, the most explicit reference to Petra’s sexuality.

LGBTQ References in this game:


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Petra Forgewoman



  1. FightinCowboy. (2017, March 9). Horizon Zero Dawn – Gameplay Walkthrough Part 33: The Looming Shadow. Retrieved from 
  2. Petra Forgewoman. (n.d.). Horizon Wiki. Retrieved from