Author Archives: Adrienne Shaw

About Adrienne Shaw

The LGBTQ Game Archive was founded by Adrienne Shaw, Associate Professor in Temple University's Department of Media Studies and Production and a member of the Media and Communication PhD faculty.

Gibraltar in Apex Legends

Gibraltar is one of nine playable Legends in Apex Legends, and according to his official bio, he has a boyfriend. The bio says the following:

Gibraltar is a gentle giant with a wild side. The son of two SARAS (Search and Rescue Association of Solace) volunteers, he has always been skilled at getting others out of dangerous situations that are common in the Outlands. However, he only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide. His parents saved them, and his father lost an arm in the process. Gibraltar has never forgotten that sacrifice and has devoted his life to helping those in need.

The Apex Games didn’t change that, but they changed what it meant. Many of Gibraltar’s friends and colleagues have competed in the Games for extra money, fame, and glory over the years, and some never came home. Gibraltar joined to keep them safe and, for the first time, his skills as a rescuer and his rebellious nature worked together. He’s now become an icon in the Apex Games, putting himself in the line of fire to protect his squad and send his opponents running for cover.

LGBTQ References in this game:

Bloodhound

Gibraltar

Citations:

  1. Gibraltar. (n.d.). Retrieved May 8, 2019, from https://apexlegends.gamepedia.com/Gibraltar

Bloodhound in Apex Legends

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Bloodhound is one of nine playable Legends in Apex Legends, and according to their official bio, goes by they/them pronouns. The bio says the following:

Bloodhound is known across the Outlands as one of the greatest game hunters the Frontier has ever seen – and that’s about all anyone knows. Their identity is a mystery wrapped in layers of rumors: they are fabulously wealthy, a bloodthirsty murderer, a Goliath whisperer, a former slave, half bat, and a dozen other things depending on who’s doing the whispering.

All anyone truly knows is that Bloodhound is a force to be reckoned with in the Apex Games. Bloodhound’s unparalleled tracking skills are a boon to any team they join, helping them root out hidden opponents and tracking the enemy’s movements. Calling on Earth’s Old Norse Gods to guide them, Bloodhound believes that destiny is a path that has already been laid out, eventually carrying all to their death. But with that knowledge comes strength, because until that day comes, Bloodhound knows they can’t be stopped.

LGBTQ References in this game:

Bloodhound

Gibraltar

Citations:

  1. Bloodhound. (n.d.). Retrieved May 8, 2019, from https://apexlegends.gamepedia.com/Bloodhound