Why Gaming’s Most Famous Transgender Character Remains a Controversial Topic

kotaku.com – By Luke Plunkett

Quick history lesson for those who don’t know: there’s a character in Final Fight who in Japan was a sexy lady. A sexy lady you had to punch in the face. Her name was Poison.

Fearing this may not go down well overseas, in the West she was turned into a he. It was the same sexy character model, appearing entirely female, but had suddenly been labelled by the developer as a male. Making her one of video gaming’s first, and to this day most notorious, transgender characters.