December 8th was Pansexual Pride Day and as a proud pansexual myself, I wanted to mark the occasion by talking about pansexuality in geekdom. Except… there isn’t much pansexual representation in geekdom, and I’ve already written about the few characters who have been identified as pansexual. Gay and lesbian characters are still barely represented in all of pop culture, and bisexual and transgender characters rarely, if ever, grace our sphere of geekdom. So while it’s not much of a surprise that other lesser known sexualities are not represented, it’s always nice to dream of a day when more queer characters will exist in our media. Today, I decided to pick five characters that I would love to see come out as pansexual. Just to clarify, these are characters I wish would end up being pansexual. This does not mean that I think they necessarily are pansexual or are presented as pansexual.
Without further ado, here, in no particular order, are five characters I wish were pansexual.
Let it be known that before I even started reading, I knew exactly what I was getting into. Maybe I’m a masochist at heart, but with the recent teaser of Telltale’s sequel to their acclaimed The Walking Dead game, I was feeling some zombie fic something fierce. No, that’s a lie. I was feeling some Clementine-and-Lee-family fic something fierce. If you’ve played or watched through the game, you already know that’s a recipe for tears.
If you haven’t played The Walking Dead video gameyet, you’re missing out on one of the best video game stories in recent memory. The game follows the story of Lee Everett, a convicted murderer freed because of the onset of the Zombie Apocalypse. Over the course of the game, broken down into five chapters, Lee forms a group of survivors, beginning with a young girl named Clementine.
Despite Lee being the playable character of the game, I was more interested in the developing story about Clementine. Yes, her relationship with Lee is in a huge driving force of the story. However, the concept of gain and loss in Clementine’s character just floors me.