A hotly anticipated new video game set in the “Harry Potter” universe appears to feature a trans character, which would be a first for the franchise.
“Hogwarts Legacy” is an action role-playing game in which players explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the nearby village of Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley and other iconic locations featured in the books and movies.
During one in-game quest, players meet Sirona Ryan, owner of the Three Broomsticks pub in Hogsmeade.
Though the character doesn’t specifically say she’s trans, a line of her dialogue leads players to make their own conclusion:
“Hadn’t seen him in years when he came in a few months ago,” Sirona says about a goblin the player is pursuing. “But, he recognized me instantly. Which is more than I can say for some of my own classmates. Took them a second to realize I was actually a witch, not a wizard.”
The game releases Friday, but players on some platforms got early access, and details about the game have already been teased by video game journalists and streamers.