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LGBTQ* Video, Computer and Role-Playing Games
BIRDO —  The first transgender character in mainstream video games.
* Birdo first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2 as a mini boss
* Nintendo’s first edition game manual read:
   He thinks he is a girl and he spits eggs from his mouth. He’d rather be called ‘Birdetta.’
* Later editions/reprints of the game would go on to drop all mention of gender
—> Games such as Super Mario Bros. Smash and Captian Rainbow still leave Birdo’s gender identity and expression fairly androgynous 
—> In Mario Tennis, Birdo was depicted as Yoshi’s girlfriend (arguably to mute the previous mention of Birdo’s gender and to create a “female” alternative to Yoshi)
(Thank You (!) to MrTwo for his insight. Future posts about POISON, Tekken’s trans* game character, to come at a later date.)

LGBTQ* Video, Computer and Role-Playing Games

BIRDO —  The first transgender character in mainstream video games.

* Birdo first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2 as a mini boss

* Nintendo’s first edition game manual read:

   He thinks he is a girl and he spits eggs from his mouth. He’d rather be called ‘Birdetta.’

* Later editions/reprints of the game would go on to drop all mention of gender

—> Games such as Super Mario Bros. Smash and Captian Rainbow still leave Birdo’s gender identity and expression fairly androgynous 

—> In Mario Tennis, Birdo was depicted as Yoshi’s girlfriend (arguably to mute the previous mention of Birdo’s gender and to create a “female” alternative to Yoshi)

(Thank You (!) to MrTwo for his insight. Future posts about POISON, Tekken’s trans* game character, to come at a later date.)