“… Aspirants are able to choose a physical form that represents their true self,” the developer said. “Pelagos, who presented as a woman in his mortal life, chose to be a man in the Shadowlands.” 

As titles like GTA V show, video games still have a long way to go when it comes to their treatment of transgender characters and people. But at the very least, Blizzard is taking a step in the right direction, particularly in a genre that, at its core, is about giving players a safe space to explore alternate identities. 

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