A New Degree of Homophobia in Fire Emblem Fates

A big trigger warning for gay conversion therapy here as well as drugs. And spoilers, obviously.

So, there’s a female character named Soleil in Fire Emblem Fates. She is a lesbian, that is her actual canon character trait. She speaks about being attracted to girls and she finds men ugly, and yet you can’t romance her as the female Kamui (the player avatar), only as the male Kamui. How you may ask? Well, you’ll regret asking.

So the male Kamui drugs Soleil with a magic powder (without consent) that makes her perceive men as women, during this she begins having feelings for the player, so far suggesting it’s only because she now perceives them as a woman. When the powder wears off, she finds herself in love and attracted to the male Kamui sexually, asking him to touch her and so forth.

In her early dialogue she speaks of her lesbianism as a weakness preventing her from being a strong woman, and this is what causes the player to go through with drugging her and “turning her straight”. Once again, there is no option to romance Soleil with the female Kamui, despite her being a lesbian, you must go through with magical gay conversion therapy if you wish to romance her.

Countless people commit suicide every year due to gay conversion therapy or simply from having forced heterosexual advances pushed on them despite stating their homosexuality. Thanks Nintendo. If you wish to read the full dialogue translated from the Japanese release, here is is.

But hey, at least you can buy the “Lesbian” version of the game, right? After all, this isn’t in that version, only in the other one.

Fuck you Nintendo, as if this shit wasn’t already bad enough.

My previous posts on FE Fates and Homosexuality:
-Initial thoughts on the A+ relationships and gay tokenism
-A Vlog where I spoke about above things
-“Stop Telling Me To Be Happy”
-Talking Fire Emblem overall

Full Transcript of Kamui x Soleil dialogue


Shawn: About two years ago I was in a bad, abusive relationship. Him and his friend had kidnapped me and held me hostage at a hotel on Cleveland Ave. for 3 weeks. 

BW: Did they hurt you?

Shawn: They didn’t rape me or do nothing like that. He jumped on me and broke my nose. Both my eyes were black and my face was swollen real big. They made me play Russian Roulette. Thanks to the good Lord that the gun didn’t ever go off. 

BW: How’d you get away?

Shawn: Well the boy was on heroin. He had fell asleep and that’s how I got away. I called the police and I took warrants out on both of them. They got 20 years and are still in prison right to this day.

BW:  I bet that was scary as shit.

Shawn: Yeah, it was very scary. He kept telling me if he can’t have me, can’t nobody have me. That’s why I tell these young girls, when a nigga says he gonna do something, he’s gonna do it. I tell them be careful who you talk to and don’t be with no nigga because of his money. There’s something behind that money. You just gotta be careful out in these streets because it’s very dangerous. 

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