Buckle up my dudes because I’m about to go in full analysis mode about wrencus and I’m not even sorry!
Before we really dig into why I think Wrench grew to like Marcus, I won’t be oblivious to the fact that Wrench does/did(?) have a crush on Naomi (coffee lady) because it did happen and I can’t just ignore the fact that it happened. I’ll try to keep it as accurate as possible. Also, this post is all over the place and I apologize for it. I had to write this either at night or when I had time in class. And yes, there will be spoilers in this. Let’s begin!
Since Marcus and Wrench’s friendship starts almost from the very beginning, it’s obvious there’s only friendship going on and nothing else. They like the same things such as the Jimmy Siska movies, have the same passion for hacking, the same humor and so on. The more the game goes on, the closer they get, but no sign of romantic affection is shown from any of the two (at some point).
Let’s fast forward waaaay deeper into the game because I don’t wanna spend 3 hours writing about their friendship until something happens for the sake of this post.
So, Wrench asks Marcus to meet him at his favorite coffee shop to talk about the FBI. Marcus takes notice of the fact that Wrench keeps looking at the waitress and can easily tell he’s got a crush her.
Wrench says he doesn’t know if she thinks his mask is hot or creepy. Marcus decides to ask the waitress and she replies “both” with a smile. He then decides to let his friend and Naomi alone together to continue on his mission. That was a huge hint that Wrench is attracted to women, although he is known to be awkward around the opposite sex (as said in one of the audio files). It was also said that he had a traumatic childhood and used his mask as a deflecting device. Why? We still don’t really know for sure.
A little later, over the phone, Marcus asks how it went. Wrench says they (Naomi and him) would go see a band together and that she had “her shit together”. As he keeps talking, he gets interrupted and gets captured. Marcus quickly goes to see where Wrench is via camera and sees he’s being threatened by Dusan’s men. His mask isn’t on his face anymore and after the whole talk moment is over, Dusan refuses to give Wrench’s mask back.
Once Wrench is freed, Marcus immediately calls him to say he’s going to get his mask back. Wrench keeps denying the offer, claiming Marcus has “more important shit to take care of”, but Marcus goes anyway. When he successfully retrieves the mask, Marcus meets him to give it back. And that’s when things start changing between them.
Wrench was so vulnerable at that moment, and Marcus understood what Wrench was going through. Wrench says he would never turn on Marcus, and Marcus explains all Dusan wants is to tear them apart and that he won’t let him do that. Wrench puts his mask back on and thanks him.
And now people, that’s exactly when I think Wrench starts developing feelings for him, whether he realized it or not. When he turns his head to look at Marcus, he looks sad but there’s something else. I just can’t really put my finger on it. Now I can go full wrencus mode on you guys. Buckle up.
To prove my point, from that exact moment to the very end of the game (and the dlc that I will oh, so gladly talk about because hot damn), Wrench becomes very protective of Marcus and more… Idk, open? He was always protective and open, but it just got more intense from there.
After the mask incident, we never, like literally never, hear of Naomi again. There wasn’t a single mention of the band Wrench and her were supposed to go to. Was it intended or was it a simple mistake from Ubisoft? I mean, her picture still stays in the hideout. Let’s dig out more and try to see for ourselves.
The game goes on until the very end and nothing more happens between Marcus and Wrench that we could claim as romantic. So far, their bromance can be interpreted as anyone wishes.
Then, the fucking dlc. This was the biggest “hey Wrench is super gay for Marcus” flag I’ve ever seen in my life. Let’s start with this.
Wrench playfully mentions their “underlying sexual tension” to which Marcus replies with “I’m hurt, I thought we moved on to overt sexual tension” just as playfully (although more serious in his tone to make it “believable”).
Wrench sets his laptop down and says in a husky voice “Marcus, there’s something I wanna show you” (this became a fucking meme for the wd2 crew on twitter I swear). He then finally says “on my laptop dude” smiling at the dumbfounded expression on his best friend’s face.
Since I’m a goddamn savage about looking into things I will be looking into this alright. When Wrench says he wants to show something to Marcus, Marcus starts hesitating and slowly raises his hand, probably to ask where the hell he’s going with all this. At first I thought he was just not liking where Wrench was going, thinking he was dead serious. But after the end of the dlc I changed my damn mind (I’ll bring it up again later don’t y'all worry). For the meantime I’ll just stick to Wrench and then move to Marcus, but not for now. So let’s continue!
After this, they watch a video and nothing happens that really needs attention. Let’s go to another scene.
I was debating whether or not I should include this scene but to hell with it this post is already long as hell why not make it even longer.
Wrench picks back the tool(? Idk what the hell it was I don’t remember kshdksjdhd) he gave Marcus and -jokingly- asks “when you first saw the x-ray, did you recognize the action figure wedged inside your rectum” to which Marcus answers with “yeah it was my Wrench figure, thought it was the perfect hiding spot for him”. They both laugh and Wrench goes back in the WKZ van.
This can be interpreted so many ways and that’s why I wondered if it was worth mentioning or not but damn it all I will elaborate what I think.
When Marcus says Wrench’s action figure’s perfect hiding spot would be his own rectum, could that maybe mean Marcus knows Wrench lowkey (highkey) wanna fuck him. Like listen okay, listen, or read actually, read, this could totally be a funny, random “humor only” moment but it could also very possibly be this. I wouldn’t be surprised if Marcus knows Wrench kinda (kinda, who am I kidding) likes him. Anyway NEXT SCENE (This post is all over the place and god are these scenes in order?? Are they?? H e l p).
Once again, another moment that is oddly gay. This one may be even more than the one I just mentioned above, because it was directly hinting at Marcus.
Marcus enters the hacker space and asks Josh and Wrench what they’re doing. Research is what they’re doing, since odd and terrible things are happening to homeless people, who claim the clinic is to blame.
Once they’re done talking about the subject and Marcus is making his way out of the hideout, Wrench quickly goes to him and says he’s been “learning how to hack a colonoscopy sca- cam. Camera. Sooo.” He even makes the 👉🏻👌🏻motion.
This was, once again, a weird hint that Wrench wants to fuck Marcus. Or at least he’s thinking about it.
There’s also weird hints like when Marcus was slapping the ass of a guy with a wooden object and everytime he hits him, Wrench’s reaction is holding onto Josh for balance. Wrench, what exactly are you into?
Another moment we could definitely see as wrencus is the following one. It’s small, but it’s there.
Marcus needs to have a good look of the eyes of his victim and take a picture. Once he’s done, Ray asks “You have fun gazing into his pretty brown eyes?” Marcus’ response was “Uh yeah no. But thanks for planting that thought Ray”. Then Wrench says “Pfff, Marcus has way better taste than that.”
Pretty obvious hint there. Wrench’s eyes are blue and Marcus knows this. He was the one who gave him the mask back. When Wrench says Marcus has way better taste than brown eyes, I just knew he was hinting at himself. Wrench is bisexual confirmed just fucking say it Ubi you cowards.
And from here I’ll finally switch to Marcus and will at some point come back to Wrench (for that one moment).
When Marcus enters the streamer building, Wrench asks Marcus if he can set him up with a free account since he’s never been a VIP of anything before. And Marcus says “Hey, Wrench, you’re my VIP.”
Do I even need to elaborate on this? Do I?? NEXT SCENE.
MY FAVORITE SHIT.
This was honestly the fucking best okay. Marcus gets captured, almost gets crushed by a car crusher, Wrench is so pissed he pushes a whole in the wall, Marcus escapes and goes straight to Wrench once he’s finally free. The second Wrench sees him, he embraces him for like, ever. Wait actually I’ll go look it up and tell you guys how long the embrace lasts.
FUCKING 13 SECONDS. THAT’S LIKE, A LOT.
Everything was wrencus material. The way Wrench sighs Marcus’ name with relief when he sees him, the embrace that lasts forever, the fact that his eyes are closed because he’s just so relieved he’s safe, MARCUS’ SMILE, the awkward moment when he had to let go. My life span was increased by 20 years.
This is the last scene I will be talking about. This is the moment I thought “hey, Marcus might be super gay for Wrench too.”
It’s night, they’re waiting for the firework show Wrench set up (if this isn’t romantic enough already) and we get two different angles of Wrench and Marcus before it starts (I can only put one because there’s a 10 pictures limit for some reason). It was made obvious that Marcus was looking at Wrench while he wasn’t looking. He looks at him with a smile for a solid 5 seconds and the way he looks at him is just so loving. If you remember what I said about Marcus not liking where Wrench was going when he said he wanted to show him something, that’s what I meant when I said I later changed my mind. Marcus seems to like him too. This moment was just so wholesome and pure. I love it.
There’s so many things I might’ve missed or I just didn’t talk about because there’s just a shit ton of things to talk about. Like the “your future boyfriend” written on Wrench’s profile.
Ubisoft we see what you’re doing. And we like it. Keep doing it.
So, are Wrench and Naomi a thing? We can’t say for sure, Ubisoft didn’t mention her after the mask incident, which was just after we heard of Naomi’s existence.
Is Wrench bisexual? Yes, I’d say without a doubt. Maybe pansexual. I am 100% sure Wrench isn’t straight. He likes both genders, I’m sure of it.
Is Ubisoft intending on pushing it forward? I would love to. It’d be really nice and refreshing to have a main bisexual character. They made Marcus, the main character of a game, a poc. This was a huge step forward for Ubisoft. They even put a trans person who helps you with your quests, a very important character has asperger and they didn’t make him less important than the other characters, they put the option to flirt with both genders and so on. I think they thought having the main character, who is a boy, be in a relationship with another boy, who is a very present character throughout the game, would be pushing it too far. Maybe that’s why they tried to develop the idea in the dlc when they saw people liked the concept.
This is all I had to say, fellas. If you read all of this, tell me what you think. Are they just bros with a really odd friendship? Are they more? Feel free to cry with me about them I would love to cry with someone. Thanks for staying till the end of this goddamn post!