List of fictional non-binary characters

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This is a list of non-binary characters in fiction, i.e. fictional characters that either self-identify as non-binary (or genderqueer) or have been identified by outside parties as such. Listed are agender, bigender, genderfluid, genderqueer, and other characters of non-binary gender, as well as characters of any third gender.

For more information about fictional characters in other parts of the LGBTQ community, see the lists of lesbian (with sub-pages for characters in anime and animation), bisexual (with sub-sections for characters in anime and animation), gay, pansexual, trans, asexual, and intersex characters.

The names are organized alphabetically by surname (i.e. last name), or by single name if the character does not have a surname. If more than two characters are in one entry, the last name of the first character is used.

Anime and animation[edit]

Character Show title Portrayed by Identity Duration Notes
Yū Asuka Stars Align Yoshitaka Yamaya Non-binary 2019 Yū, formerly known as Yuta, is a kind and mild-mannered person, who Touma thinks of them as nice, even though he is unaware Yū has a crush on him, as noted in the second episode. In one episode, Yū revealed that they wear women's clothing, not sure of whether they are "binary trans, x-gender, or something else entirely" and is still figuring their gender identity.[1]
Gender non-conforming
Asher Berdacs Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts River Butcher Non-binary 2020 When asked by a fan about the gender of Asher, series creator Radford "Rad" Sechrist said that Asher is non-binary and uses singular they pronouns,[2] which was later confirmed by Bill Wolkoff, co-screenwriter of Kipo.[3]
Courtney Cahatel Dead End: Paranormal Park Emily Osment Non-binary 2022 Series creator Hamish Steele said that Courtney is not "aware of gender in any way" and cannot be misgendered, noting that all pronouns were used in production. He added that he uses they/them for Courtney, but that Netflix persuaded them to use the pronouns of the person cast for Courtney's voice role. Emily Osment) was cast, so Courtney is referred to with the pronouns "she" and "her".[4][5]
Double Trouble She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Jacob Tobia Non-binary 2018–2020 Showrunner ND Stevenson described them at New York Comic Con 2019 as a "nonbinary shapeshifting mercenary".[6] They are voiced by Jacob Tobia, a non-binary person.[7] Double Trouble reappears for brief periods in the show's final season, posing as "Peekablue," a male prince.
Odee Elliott Madagascar: A Little Wild Iris Menas Non-binary 2021–2022 An okapi, voiced by Iris Menas, who first appears in the season 3 Pride-themed episode "Whatever Floats Your Float," with none of the floats seeming right for Odee, and then sings a song titled "Be Proud" about being proud of your identity.[8] GLAAD consulted on the episode and Menas said the episode resonated with them.
Fred Ridley Jones Iris Menas Non-binary 2021–2023 Fred is a non-binary bison who prefers they/them pronouns and is the first non-binary character in a Netflix kids series.[9][10]
Garnet Steven Universe Estelle Non-binary 2013–2020 Ruby and Sapphire are two sexless but feminine-presenting members of the Crystal Gems who have a romantic relationship with each other, and stay permanently fused to form Garnet.[11] In July 2015, the co-executive producer, Ian Jones-Quartey, has confirmed that, according to human standards and terminology, calling Ruby and Sapphire non-binary, feminine-presenting lesbians would be "a fair assessment".[12] On July 6, 2018, the episode "Reunited" aired, in which Ruby and Sapphire get married, kiss, and fuse into Garnet, after Ruby proposed to Sapphire in a previous episode, "The Question".[13] Series creator Rebecca Sugar has also said that "the Gems are all non-binary women," which includes Garnet, and her friends, Amethyst and Pearl.[14]
Steven Universe Future
Zoë Hange Attack on Titan Romi Park (Japanese) Ambiguous 2013–2023 Hange Zoë is a Section Commander of the Scouting Regiment who serves as its veteran leader of 4th Squad and a scientist who studies the Titans. In the original English translation of the original manga, Hange is referred to as a female, and is also portrayed as one in the anime adaptation. However, in a blog post in 2011, Isayama responded to a question regarding Hange's gender, saying, "Perhaps [Hange's gender] is better left unstated".[15] In 2014, Kodansha USA stated they went back through volume 5 and removed gender-specific pronouns they had used for reprint,[16] and references from volume 6 onwards.[17]
Jessica Calvello (English)
Violet Harper (Halo) Young Justice Zehra Fazal Non-binary 2010–2022 Violet Harper, also known as Halo, is the soul of a sentient technology known as a Mother Box that entered the body of Gabrielle Dhaou.[18] In spite of Halo's outward appearance, the character does not identify as male or female as defined in Earth language."[19]. In the episode "Nautical Twilight", Halo self-identifies as non-binary, adding that the singular they pronoun suits them best, although they are unbothered by being called "she".[20] Rocket and the New Gods used feminine pronouns for Halo in the episode "Forbidden Secrets of Civilizations Past!" though this was a writing mistake according to Greg Weisman.[21]
Jae Supernatural Academy Ali J. Eisner Non-binary 2022 Jae is a Faerie student who goes to Supernatural Academy. They are non-binary and prefer they/them pronouns.[22] Jae is voiced by transgender and non-binary actor Ali J. Eisner.
Angel Jose Craig of the Creek Angel Lorenzana Agender 2018–present One of the characters, Angel, is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. They are voiced by Angel Lorenzana who is a storyboard artist and writer for the show, who identifies as agender and uses the same pronouns.[23][24]
Kazi The Dragon Prince Ashleica Edmond Non-binary 2019–present After the release of the third season, the official Dragon Prince Twitter account revealed that Kazi, the Sunfire Elf sign language interpreter, is non-binary and goes by they/them pronouns.[25][26] Their birthday is on February 10 and they are an interpreter and translator.[27][28]
Brother Ken bro'Town David Fane Fa'afafine 2004–2009 Brother Ken is the principal of the school and is fa'afafine,[29] a person in Samoa, American Samoa and the Samoan diaspora who identifies themselves as having a third gender or non-binary role, and is an integral part of Samoan culture. Those who are fa'afafine have behaviour which ranges from extravagantly feminine to conventionally masculine.[30] Because the concept does not readily translate, when the series was broadcast on Adult Swim Latin America, a decision was made not to translate Samoan words and just present them as part of the "cultural journey".[31]
Kino Kino's Journey Ai Maeda Transmasculine 2003 Kino is a traveler who goes to "unknown mystical places" with a talking motorcycle named Hermes.[32][33] Kino was assigned female at birth, but has a "androgynous persona," alternating between using feminine and masculine pronouns, while resisting those that attempt to pin a gender on them as a "girl" or "boy." While the show's official website, described Kino as a "young man,"[34] the series creator, Keiichi Sigsawa, said in September 2017, "Kino really doesn't think of herself too deeply when she uses pronouns. Depending on the circumstances, she may use "boku" or "atashi", it kinda depends on the situation she finds herself in," adding that it was not he "wanted to write a story about a girl who lives like a boy directly, [but] it was just an interesting way to start the story, and her character's personality has continued that way since then."[35] As such, some reviewers even described Kino as one of the "rare transmasculine anime protagonists."[36]
Milo Danger & Eggs Tyler Ford Agender 2017 In the fifth episode, the two protagonists, DD Danger and Phillip, meet Milo, who uses they/them pronouns.[37] In the following episode, they form a band with DD and Philip named the Buck Buck Trio and play a music festival together.[38][39][40] Tyler Ford, an agender model and speaker is the voice of Milo, said they loved that their character, is an "accurate representation" of them.[39]
Obsidian Steven Universe Various actors overlayed Non-binary 2013–2019 A fusion of Steven Universe and fellow Crystal Gems Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl, which first appeared in the episode "Change Your Mind." They later were imagined in the episode "In Dreams," and shown in a flashback in "Growing Pains." Joe Johnson, a storyboard artist for the show confirmed that Obsidian uses they/them and she/her pronouns.[41]
Najimi Osana Komi Can't Communicate Rie Murakawa Ambiguous 2021–2022 Described as having an ambiguous/unknown gender/sex by official Japanese website.[42] Najimi is a friend of the main characters, and has a habit of switching their gender, wearing a school uniform with a skirt, but a boy's tie.[43][44]
Nightshade Transformers: EarthSpark Z Infante Non-binary 2022–present One of the new members of Terrans, Transformers born on Earth and ally of the Autobots and the Malto family who first appears in the two-part episode "Age of Evolution".[45] Nightshade explains to Optimus Prime that they go by they/them pronouns, as "he or she just doesn't fit who [they are]".
Rainbow Quartz 2.0 Steven Universe Alastair James Non-binary 2013–2020 A fusion of Steven Universe and fellow Crystal Gem Pearl, debuting in "Change Your Mind" and reappeared in "A Very Special Episode." Rainbow Quartz 2.0 uses they/them and he/him pronouns, the only fusion to use these pronouns together, as confirmed by Colin Howard, a character designer, former writer and storyboard artist for Steven Universe and Steven Universe Future.[46]
Steven Universe Future
River Rubble & Crew Chinag Ma Non-binary 2023—present River is a non-binary skateboarder. River uses they/them pronouns.[47][48] River is voiced by non-binary actor Chinag Ma.
Val/entina Romanyszyn Gen:Lock Asia Kate Dillon Genderfluid 2019–2021 In the episode "Training Daze", Val(entina) mentioned that they are genderfluid, going by the name "Val" when male-presenting and "Valentina" when female-presenting.[49] In the episode "Together. Together," Val is revealed to be pansexual.[50] Austin Chronicle reported that the character was written as genderfluid, but is feminine-presenting, altering their gender performance several times.[51]
Sailor Star Fighter (Kou Seiya) Sailor Moon Shiho Niiyama Genderqueer 1992-1997 In the 90s anime, the Sailor Starlights (Sailor Star Fighter, Sailor Star Maker, and Sailor Star Healer) were assigned female at birth, but transform to present as male and refer to themselves as males when not fighting, as shown in the episode, "Holy War in the Galaxy! Sailor Wars Legend."[52][53][54] In a 1999 interview, Takeuchi said she had made them always girls in the manga, in the anime "they got turned into guys," which displeased her and I wasn't very happy about it.[55]
Sailor Star Healer (Kou Yaten) Chika Sakamoto
Sailor Star Maker (Kou Taiki) Narumi Tsunoda
Sailor Uranus (Haruka Tenoh) Sailor Moon Crystal Junko Minagawa Non-binary 2014-2016 Haruka is referred to by her partner, Sailor Neptune,[56] as "both male and female, but also neither", making Haruka the first character in the franchise to be referred to that way.[57][58] She is also said to have an independent attitude and not care much for teamwork.[59] She also reappears in the film, Sailor Moon Eternal, as does Neptune.[60]
Princess Sapphire Princess Knight Toma Yumi Ambiguous 1967–1968 Princess Sapphire is raised as a boy by her father since women are not eligible to inherit the throne.[61] In addition, she is born with both a male and female heart but refuses to give up her boy heart as she needs it to vanquish evil.[62][63][64] Nonetheless, she falls in love with and marries Prince Frank.
Nathan Seymour (Fire Emblem) Tiger & Bunny Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese) Gay 2011 Nathan is a highly effeminate homosexual man[65] who identifies as genderqueer though he prefers to be identified as a woman at times,[36] often spending more time with the female heroes while flirting with the male heroes.[66] In the past, they tried to present themselves femininely but was harshly criticized, and they still hold a strong romantic infatuation towards men. They also run their own successful company, Helios Energy, and have been described as a "confident canonically agender queer POC."[67]
John Eric Bentley (English) Genderqueer
Shep[a] Steven Universe Future Indya Moore Non-binary 2020 Partner of Sadie Miller, voiced by Indya Moore who is also non-binary, transgender, uses gender neutral they/them pronouns, and is a person of color.[68][69] In their episode debut in "Little Graduation," Shep helped Steven work out his mental problems and come to his senses.
Smoky Quartz Steven Universe Natasha Lyonne Non-binary 2013–2020 A fusion of Steven Universe, and fellow Crystal Gem, Amethyst,[70] bonding at first out of a low point for Steven and Amethyst as noted by Michaela Dietz, the voice actress for Amethyst on the official Steven Universe podcast.[71] Smoky debuted in the episode "Earthlings," and reappeared in three other episodes: "Know Your Fusion," "Change Your Mind", and "Guidance." It is implied that Smoky uses singular they/them pronouns, as series creator Rebecca Sugar has stated that the Gems are "all non-binary women,"[72] with this applying to Amethyst specifically.
Steven Universe Future
Izana Shinatose Knights of Sidonia Aki Toyosaki Third gender 2014–2015 Izana belongs to a new, nonbinary third gender that originated during the hundreds of years of human emigration into space, as first shown in the episode "Commencement."[73] Izana later turns into a girl after falling in love with Nagate Tanasake.
Frankie Stein Monster High Iris Menas Non-binary 2022 Frankie Stein is a monster who was created by scientists. Unlike the previous incarnations where Frankie was cisgender woman, Frankenstein's monster and his bride's daughter, Frankie is a non-binary monster. In the series, and live-action movie, Frankie is a non-binary monster who prefers they/them pronouns.[74] Iris Menas, who voices Stein, is a non-binary actor.[75]
Stevonnie Steven Universe AJ Michalka Non-binary 2013–2020 Stevonnie is a fusion of both Steven and Connie. Steven and Connie identify as male and female respectively, but the gender of Stevonnie is difficult to describe,[76] with series creator Rebecca Sugar describing it as the "living relationship between Steven and Connie."[77] Stevonnie is commonly referred to with gender neutral pronouns (such as the singular they), while male and female characters seem to be physically attracted to Stevonnie.[78]
Steven Universe Future
Sunstone Steven Universe Shoniqua Shandai Non-binary A fusion of Steven Universe and fellow Crystal Gem Garnet, debuting in "Change Your Mind" and reappearing in "A Very Special Episode". Uses singular they and feminine pronouns as confirmed on the official Steven Universe podcast, with Sunstone's pronouns also confirmed in this episode.[79]
Steven Universe Future
Tai Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Ian Alexander Non-binary 2023–present Tai is one of Lunella's classmates. Tai is revealed to be non-binary in the episode "Check Yourself" as Tai is referred to with they/them pronouns by Lunella. Tai is voiced by non-binary actor Ian Alexander.[80]
Terri Amphibia Kate Micucci Non-binary 2019-2022 Terri is a scientist who helped Anne Boonchuy and the Plantars. Although feminine-presenting and was referred to as a woman by Anne; in the 2022 book Marcy's Journal: A Guide to Amphibia, Terri appears to have come out as non-binary as Marcy uses gender-neutral pronouns for them.[81][page needed]
Thomas City of Ghosts Blue Chapman Non-binary 2021 Thomas is a 7-year-old child who goes by they/them pronouns.[82] They are voiced by transgender child actor Blue Chapman.
Raine Whispers The Owl House Avi Roque Non-binary 2021–2023 The head witch of the Bard Coven who uses they/them pronouns.[83][84] Raine is Disney's first non-binary character.[85][86] The episode "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door", reveals that Eda and Raine were formerly dating, before breaking up.[87]
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Wren Middle School Moguls Tim Gunn Non-binary 2019 One of the professors in the show, Mogul Wren, has been stated to be non-binary.[88] They have a big role in the episode "Mo'gul Money, Mo Problems".
Wren Pinecone & Pony Ser Anzoategui Non-binary 2022-present Wren is a non-binary person who prefers they/them pronouns, and is in a relationship with Gladys, the teacher for the Lil Rumblers. Wren is voiced by non-binary actor Ser Anzoategui.[89]
Shion Zaiden RWBY: Ice Queendom Hiroki Nanami Non-binary 2022 A nightmare hunter who captures Grimm who possess people in their dreams. Their presence in the series was praised by some reviewers.[90] While the official Japanese website, refers to Shion with male pronouns,[91][92] Rooster Teeth treats Shion as nonbinary. Christine Brent, Senior Brand Director for Rooster Teeth, described Shion as fantastic, "totally nonbinary", and unique to this series, while using they/them pronouns for Shion, and said she would like to have similar characters in future productions.[93]
Zoit Lloyd in Space Pamela Adlon Agender 2002 Zoit is a Padillikon, whose species is neither boy or girl until their 13th birthday, and appears in the episode "Neither Boy Nor Girl," declaring it no one's business what gender they are.[94][95]

Books, print comics, and manga[edit]

Character Title Author Identity Year Notes
Aim/the Messenger Nona the Ninth Tamsyn Muir Ambiguous/nonbinary 2022 Aim uses they/them pronouns that were "bestowed upon them" by their role as the Messenger (whether these pronouns are singular or plural is ambiguous), is referred to with she/her pronouns and as "sir" by multiple characters, and has been stated by Tamsyn Muir to "live with bestowed pronouns and is violently proud of them while at the same time quite likes experiencing what other pronouns mean."[96]
Alan Two Strand River Keith Maillard Genderfluid 1976 One of the earliest literary novels to star gender-fluid characters.[97]
Alanna of Trebond The Song of the Lioness Tamora Pierce Genderfluid 1983–1988 Though the book itself never mentions her to be genderfluid, Pierce said in December 2019 that "Alanna has always defied labels. She took the best bits of being a woman and a man, and created her own unique identity. I think the term is 'gender-fluid', though there wasn't a word for this (to my knowledge) when I was writing her."[98]
Annabel Annabel Kathleen Winter Genderfluid 2010 Born intersex and assigned male at birth, Wayne sometimes takes on the name "Annabel".[99][100]
Riley Cavanaugh Symptoms of Being Human Jeff Garvin Genderfluid 2016 Riley writes a viral blog about being genderfluid, and struggles to come out to parents and friends, using they/them pronouns often.[101]
Crona Soul Eater Atsushi Ohkubo Unknown/Ambiguous 2010 Crona is a demon sword master, and they appear as an antagonist under the orders of Medusa for the first part of the series (manga and anime). Their gender is never mentioned throughout the series, however the author explicitly stated that their gender is unknown.[102] In the Japanese text, they are referred to using gender-neutral pronouns.
Dust Devil My Little Pony Jeremy Whitley Non-binary 2020 Dust Devil is a non-binary abada who uses the singular they/them pronouns.[103]
Elliot On a Sunbeam Tillie Walden Non-binary 2018 Elliot "Ell" is a non-speaking "mechanical genius" who uses they/them singular pronouns.[104]
Alex Fierro Magnus Chase & the Gods of Asgard Rick Riordan Genderfluid 2015 Introduced in the second MCGA book, The Hammer of Thor, Alex Fierro is described as "transgender and gender-fluid," going by both masculine and feminine pronouns depending on state of mind and even changing appearance to suit pronouns.[105][106]
The Fool[b] Realm of the Elderlings Series[c] Robin Hobb Genderfluid 1995–2017 There is a lot of debate among fans as to what The Fool's biological sex is, but in terms of gender/self identity the Fool canonically identifies as male and female at different times.[107][108]
Oscar François de Jarjayes The Rose of Versailles Riyoko Ikeda Androgyne 1972–1973 Oscar was raised as a boy because her father lacked an heir to take over his role as captain of the Versailles royal guard and is seen by. Oscar dresses in masculine clothing, uses male titles, and is regarded as having a masculine presence by other characters.[109][110] She also sometimes refers to herself by gender neutral pronouns.[111]Oscar identifies as woman.[112]However is uncomfortable about presenting feminine and wants to be considered as a "genderless god of war" rather than a "gendered" human being.[109]
Inanna The Wicked + The Divine Kieron Gillen Non-binary 2014 An incarnation of the Sumerian goddess Inanna in the 2014 Recurrence, formerly a teenager called Zahid who had tendency to "blend in". Inanna uses he/him pronouns, except for the last issue in which they use they/them pronouns.[113][114]
Kinetiq Sovereign April Daniels Genderqueer 2017 Kinetiq is an Iranian-American genderqueer superhero who has light based superpowers.[115]
Krazy Kat Krazy Kat George Herriman Genderfluid 1913–1944 Krazy alternates pronouns. Herriman sought to leave Krazy ungendered, describing the character in private correspondence as "something like a sprite, an elf" with "no sex".[116]
Leslie Two Strand River Keith Maillard Genderfluid 1976 One of the earliest literary novels to star gender-fluid characters.[97]
Loki Loki Al Ewing Genderfluid 2014–present Takes on both male and female forms, alternating between using he/him and she/her pronouns, and does not feel like they have a gender or orientation.[117]
Eleodie Maracavanya Star Wars: Aftermath Chuck Wendig Non-binary 2015–2017 A pirate ruler referred to by either male, female or gender-neutral pronouns like "zhe" or "zher".[118][119]
Mogumo Love Me for Who I Am Kata Konayama Non-binary 2018 Mogumo is an AMAB non-binary high school student who generally presents femme, and is mistaken for a cross-dresser and invited to work at a cross-dresser maid cafe.[120]
Najimi Osana Komi Can't Communicate Tomohito Oda Ambiguous 2016–present Described as having an ambiguous/unknown gender/sex by official Japanese website.[42]
Paul Nona the Ninth Tamsyn Muir Ambiguous 2022 Paul is a fusion of the male Palamedes Sextus and the female Camilla Hect who is referred to with they/them pronouns (whether these pronouns are singular or plural is ambiguous) and whose gender Tamsyn Muir has described as "a clusterfuck".[96]
Porcelain Secret Six Gail Simone Genderfluid 2014–2016 A new member of the Secret Six. When questioned about their gender presentation, replied "Some days I feel like a girl, other days, not-so-much."[121][122]
Hero Shackleby River of Teeth Sarah Gailey Non-binary or agender 2017 A poisons and demolitions expert and love interest of Houndstooth, Hero goes by singular they/them pronouns, and their gender assigned at birth is never mentioned.[123][124]
Geoffrey Swivel The Shepherd's Crown, Tiffany Aching's Guide to Being a Witch Terry Pratchett, Rhianna Pratchett, Gabrielle Kent Agender 2015, 2023 Although raised as a boy, Geoffrey decides that they want to become a witch. When asked why they don't want to be a wizard, Geoffrey tells Tiffany Aching that they don't think of themself as a man, or anything really. They are "merely Geoffrey".[125][126]
Travertine On the Steel Breeze Alastair Reynolds Non-binary 2013 Travertine uses "ve/ver" pronouns, and there is no mention of it being unusual in the book.[127]

Film[edit]

Character Title Portrayed by Identity Year Notes
The Adjudicator John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Asia Kate Dillon Non-binary 2019 The character did not have a specified gender in the script; Dillon, a nonbinary person, came up with the idea of making their character nonbinary while talking with the director.[128]
All Zoolander 2 Benedict Cumberbatch Androgyne 2016 All is presented as a famous androgyne supermodel. The character was subject to a large backlash, being described as "an over-the-top, cartoonish mockery of androgyne/trans/non-binary individuals."[129][130]
A-Spen Zombies 3 Terry Hu Non-binary 2022 Disney's first live-action openly nonbinary character. There is a doll for A-Spen, and it will be the first nonbinary doll from Disney. The pronouns on the box are they/them in multiple languages.[131]
Biaggio The Kings of Summer Moisés Arias Agender 2013 In the film, Biaggio states that he does not see himself as having a gender.[132][133]
Deadeye / Vanessa Joy Ride Sabrina Wu Non-binary 2021 Deadeye is Lolo's eccentric cousin who is obsessed with K-pop.[134]
Fab G Cinderella Billy Porter Genderless 2021 [135]
J They Rhys Fehrenbacher Genderfluid 2017 J is a trans teen on puberty blockers that needs to decide their gender before meeting with a doctor. J says they feel male, female, or neither at various times. The actor, Fehrenbacher, was also undergoing gender transition at the time of filming.[136]
Jamie Upgrade Kai Bradley Non-gendered 2018 A hacker not identifying with any of the genders. Requests that the protagonist not ask their gender, and states that Jamie is not their name and that they do not have a name.[137]
S. LaFontaine The Carmilla Movie K Alexander Non-binary 2017 In this film, and the web series it serves as a sequel to, LaFontaine uses singular they/them pronouns.[138]
Little Horse Little Big Man Robert Little Star Two-spirit 1970 Little Horse is a two-spirit Cheyenne indigenous person.[139]
Hedwig Robinson Hedwig and the Angry Inch John Cameron Mitchell Genderqueer 2001 Hedwig is described by her creator as "more than a woman or a man. She's a gender of one."[140][141][142]
Frankie Stein Monster High: The Movie Ceci Balagot Non-binary 2022 Frankie, the child of Frankenstein and of Dr. Stein is a non-binary monster, made of different male and female body parts, who prefers they/them pronouns.[143]
Yivo Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs David Cross Non-binary 2008 Yivo is a planet-sized alien with no determinable gender, using neopronouns. Yivo dates, then marries all people of the universe at once.[144] Later, they break up. Afterwards, Yivo remains in a relationship with Colleen O'Hallahan.[145] Some have said that Yivo may have been "the first non-binary character defined as such in animated history."[146]

Live-action television[edit]

Character Show title Portrayed by Identity Year Notes
Alex The A List Rosie Dwyer Genderqueer 2018–present Uses singular they/them pronouns along with she/her pronouns in the show.[147]
Yael Baron Degrassi: Next Class Jamie Bloch Genderqueer 2016–present Assigned female at birth, Yael begins to question their identity starting in season 4, before realizing they are genderqueer and uses singular they/them pronouns.[148]
Kai Bartley Grey's Anatomy E.R. Fightmaster Non-binary 2021–present Uses singular they/them.[149] E.R. Fightmaster is also non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.
Bishop Deputy Bex Taylor-Klaus 2020 Bishop is considered the first non-binary character on broadcast television.[150][151][152]
Cal Bowman Sex Education Dua Saleh 2021–present Cal is a non-binary student at Moordale Secondary School, introduced in season 3.[153] The headmistress, Hope Haddon, tries to force Cal to wear the girls' uniform, but Cal repeatedly defies Hope by wearing the boys' uniform instead. Uses singular they/them pronouns.
Lindsay Brady Good Trouble River Butcher 2019–present Uses singular they/them pronouns.[154]
Sah Brockner Casualty Arin Smethurst 2021–present Sah is a non-binary paramedic who uses singular they/them pronouns.[155]
Miss Bruce Star Miss Lawrence Genderfluid 2017 Bruce is a fierce genderfluid person who became a fan favorite for those who watched the show.[156]
Chris The Switch Amy Fox Non-binary 2016–present Chris uses "zie/zir" pronouns in the show.[157]
Des Grown-ish Egypt Franklin Queer, Genderfluid, Non-binary 2021–Present Des, a queer, genderfluid, and pansexual athlete is a possible love interest of the character Jazz.[158]
Desire The Sandman Mason Alexander Park Non-binary 2022 Like their comics counterpart, Desire is androgynous in appearance and is referred to with gender-neutral language and they/them pronouns, as well as being played by a non-binary actor.[159][160]
Grencia Mars Elijah Guo Eckener Cowboy Bebop 2021 Gren is a 29 year old non-binary individual who is connected to Spike and Vicious' past, and is overtly shown as non-binary, as confirmed by Netflix and their voice actor as part of promotional information for the series.[161] Gren describes themselves as "I am both at once, and neither one" in the original anime series the live action is based on, Cowboy Bebop.
Brooke Hathaway Hollyoaks Tylan Grant 2018–present An autistic person who learns about non-binary identities from non-binary friend Ripley Lennox (Ki Griffin). Brooke feels that they relate to the identity.[162][163]
GJ Top of the Lake Holly Hunter Ambiguous 2013–2017 GJ is an androgynous Swiss spiritual leader.[164]
Jim Jimenez Our Flag Means Death Vico Ortiz Non-binary 2022–present Jim uses they/them pronouns and they are played by a non-binary actor.[165]
S. LaFontaine Carmilla K Alexander 2014–2016 Uses singular they/them pronouns.[138][166]
Loki Laufeyson Loki Tom Hiddleston Genderfluid 2021–present A character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe which first appeared in Thor (2011). Like their comics counterpart and the Norse deity they were based upon, Loki's shapeshifting abilities allow him to change sex at will. In the show, Time Variance Authority paperwork lists Loki's sex as "fluid".[167]
Ripley Lennox Hollyoaks Ki Griffin Non-binary 2020–present Ripley runs a shop for second-hand clothes and befriends some of the show's younger characters like Peri Lomax (Ruby O'Donnell) and Romeo Nightingale (Owen Warner), while also an established friend of Tom Cunningham (Ellis Hollins).[168][169] They later come out to their friends as non-binary.[170]
Sam Malloy The Riches Aidan Mitchell Non-binary trans woman 2007-2008 Sam, the youngest Malloy child, is transgender and frequently dresses in feminine clothing. The idea for Sam's non-binary gender expression came about before Izzard, a gender non-conforming comedian, joined the show.[171] Sam's gender expression is accepted and respected by the Malloy parents and siblings.
Taylor Mason Billions Asia Kate Dillon Non-binary 2016–present A non-binary person who uses singular they/them pronouns and has a storyline centered on a romantic relationship.[172][173][d][174] (2016–Present)
Sabi Mehboob Sort Of Bilal Baig Genderfluid 2021–present They are openly gender fluid and uses they/them pronouns.[175]
Mo Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Alex Newell Genderfluid 2020–present He is openly genderfluid, and generally uses he/him pronouns, but is open to the use of any pronouns.[176]
Lucifer Morningstar The Sandman Gwendoline Christie Ambiguous 2022 The show's version of Lucifer is never referred to with any third-person pronouns and is androgynous in appearance.[177][178]
Pollution Good Omens Lourdes Faberes Non-binary 2019 Uses singular they/them pronouns; described by book co-author and series writer Neil Gaiman as non-binary.[179]
Joey Riverton Good Trouble Daisy Eagan 2019–present Joey comes out as nonbinary to their cisgender lesbian girlfriend, Alice, and begins using they/them pronouns.[180]
Sam Vida Michelle Badillo 2018–present Sam's gender identity was not revealed until her sex scene with Emma Hernandez.[181]
Syd One Day at a Time Sheridan Pierce 2017–present Uses singular they/them pronouns.[182] Syd is also the 'syd'nificant other of Elena Maria Alvarez Riera Calderón Leyte-Vidal Inclán, an activist and feminist teenage daughter of Penelope who later discovers that she is lesbian and comes out to her family.[183][184]
Adira Tal Star Trek: Discovery Blu del Barrio 2020 Adira, the first non-binary character in the Star Trek universe,[185] is a highly intelligent character on the U.S.S. Discovery and unexpectedly becomes friends with Lt. Commander Paul Stamets and Dr. Hugh Culber.[186] Adira is also an introvert who does not originally tell the crew they are non-binary, using "she/her" pronouns until episode 8 when Adira comes out as non-binary and asks to be referred to as "they or them."[187]
Tam Younger Jesse James Keitel Genderqueer 2018 Uses singular they/them pronouns.[188]
Lommie Thorne Nightflyers Maya Eshet Genderfluid 2019 Lommie is a gender-fluid cyber technician specialist who prefers to interface with computers more than humans. She uses she/her pronouns.[189]
Zoey The Switch Vincent Viezzer Genderqueer 2016–present Zoey is a feisty "transgender genderqueer" woman who is guarded by her neighbor, Detective Sandra McKay, a cisgender lesbian.[190]

Theatre[edit]

Character Title Original actor Identity Premiere Notes
May & Juliet Arun Blair-Mangat Agender 2019 May is defined as a character who is "not [confined] to any bracket of gender."[191]
Musidorus Head Over Heels Andrew Durand Genderfluid 2018 Comes out by saying that they are both a son and daughter to their mother-in-law.[192][193]
Pythio Peppermint Non-binary Pythio is a non-binary character.[194]
Hedwig Robinson Hedwig and the Angry Inch John Cameron Mitchell Genderqueer 1998 Hedwig is described by her creator as "more than a woman or a man. She's a gender of one."[140][141][195]
Solar Over and Out: A New Musical Sushi Soucy Non-Binary 2021 Solar is a student at A New School who is trying to contact aliens after stargazing for years and connects with an alien named Nova on their walkie-talkie, wth both later striking up a relationship.[196][197] The Twitter account for the musical confirmed that Solar is non-binary.[198]

Video games[edit]

Character Game Voice actor Identity Year Notes
Mizuki Akiyama Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage Satou Hinata Genderqueer 2020 In flashbacks, Mizuki is shown with a boy's school uniform and shorter hair. In the present they have long hair and a girl's uniform.[199] When pronouns are needed, they/them pronouns are used, and their gender on their profile is listed as "?".[200]
Ash Wandersong Non-binary 2018 Referred to with they/them pronouns in game. The game creator later confirmed they are a nonbinary character.[201]
The Bard John Robert Matz The Bard is referred to with singular they/them pronouns, but it is also mentioned that any pronouns are fine for them in a QA session.[202]
Bloodhound Apex Legends Allegra Clark Non-binary 2019 Bloodhound is referred to as non-binary and uses singular they/them pronouns.[203]
Bolt Crypt of the NecroDancer Genderqueer 2015 Bolt is genderqueer, meaning they do not identity "fully as either male or female," according to Ted Martens, artist of this video game.[204]
Company Commander BattleTech Non-binary 2018 The Company Commander is the player character. During character creation, the player can define their name, callsign, and pronouns independently of the portrait or background, potentially making them non-binary. Most hired MechWarriors can also be customized in this fashion during the game.[205]
Chaos Hades Peter Canavese Non-binary 2019 Characters in-game refer to Primordial Chaos with they/them pronouns. Additionally, they were referred to with such pronouns on the official Chaos Update from Supergiant Games' Twitter.[206]
Mihaly/Coach of "Rather Be" Just Dance 2023 Edition Non-binary 2022 The coach is referred to with singular they/them pronouns by the official Just Dance Twitter account.[207] The coach is also confirmed to be non-binary in a response to a fan tweet.[208]
Alex Cyprin Astoria: Fate's Kiss Non-binary 2015 A boss, with whom characters can engage in a romance with, with gender identity that is accepted by other characters.[209] Uses singular they/them pronouns.[210]
Jordan "JD" Davies Havenfall is For Lovers Non-binary 2017 Uses singular they/them pronouns and is non-binary.[211][212]
Fang Goodbye Volcano High Lachlan Watson Non-binary 2023 Referred to with they/them pronouns.[213]
Floofty Fizzlebean Bugsnax Casey Mongillo Non-binary 2020 Referred to with they/them pronouns and by another character as their "sibling" in game. Developers have confirmed that they are intended to be non-binary representation.[214]
FL4K Borderlands 3 SungWon Cho Non-binary 2019 Fl4k was confirmed non-binary before the game's release, and is referred to with singular they/them pronouns in-game. They also wear a non-binary pride flag pin.[215]
Efrim Waite Neurocracy Non-binary 2019 Waite is always referred as a single individual using they/them pronouns in the in-game encyclopaedia.[216]
Cirava Hermod Hiveswap Non-binary 2017 Cirava is referred to with singular they/them pronouns in all official media.[217]
Jo Angry Birds Non-binary 2023 Jo was first teased on Angry Birds social media pages on June 3, 2023, for Pride Month. They were included in Angry Birds 2 as a limited-time spell called "Jo's Looove Spell Event".[218]
Charun Krojib Hiveswap Non-binary 2017 Charun is stated by What Pumpkin, the production team, to be non-binary, and is referred to with singular they/them pronouns in all official media.[219]
Lorelei Borderlands 3 Ciarán Strange Non-binary 2019 A soldier and former barista, who is nonbinary, is considering gender transition, but is a non-playable character.[215]
Nights Nights into Dreams Agender 1996 Franchise developer Takashi Iizuka is cited as saying Nights has no gender, and that players were free to apply their own thoughts on Nights' gender if they wanted to.[220] Nights' voice in Journey of Dreams and Racing Transformed is female, but the games treat them as agender.
Nights: Journey of Dreams Julissa Aguirre 2007
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 2012
Sackboy LittleBigPlanet Non-binary 2008 While referred to with he/him pronouns, he is confirmed as nonbinary by developer Mark Hall.[221]
Setsu Gnosia Non-binary 2019 Refers to themselves as non-binary in the game.[222]
Testament Guilty Gear Kayleigh McKee Agender 1998 Was previously referred to with he/him pronouns in the US due to localization issues. As of 2021's Guilty Gear Strive, Testament is now referred to with singular they/them pronouns and is confirmed by the developers to be agender.[223]
Siffrin In Stars and Time Non-binary 2023 Is referred to in the game's profile and in the Steam store page with he/they pronouns.[224] There is also an interaction in the game where two characters refer to them as not being a man.
Bonnie In Stars and Time Non-binary 2023 Exclusively uses they/them pronouns in both the game's profiles and the Steam store page,[225] and is referred to with gender neutral terms for children such as "the kid" and "preteen" throughout the game.
Loop In Stars and Time Non-binary 2023 During one of their first interactions with Siffrin, Loop tells him their pronouns are "the royal we" before saying he can just use they/them.

Webcomics[edit]

Character Title Author Identity Year Notes
Tilly Birch Questionable Content Jeph Jacques Non-binary 2003–present Uses singular they/them pronouns. Character first appeared in 2017.[226]
Davepetasprite^2 Homestuck Andrew Hussie Non-binary 2009–2016 A fusion of a male character(Dave Strider) and a female character (Nepeta Leijon), Davepetasprite^2 had a short crisis with regards to their gender identity, but quickly settled as non-binary. Character first appeared in 2015.[227]
Eth Eth's Skin Sfé R. Monster Gender-neutral 2014–present Using singular they/them pronouns in the webcomic, author Sfé Monster has stated that Eth presents and identifies as gender-neutral.[228][229]
Calliope The Homestuck Epilogues ("Meat") Andrew Hussie Non-binary 2009–2019 Comes out as non-binary in the "Meat" path of The Homestuck Epilogues and uses singular they/them pronouns.[230] Character first appeared in 2012.
Roxy Lalonde Comes out as non-binary in the "Meat" path of The Homestuck Epilogues, initially using singular they/them pronouns and later masculine pronouns; in the "Candy" path of The Homestuck Epilogues, Roxy questions her gender, but ultimately continues to identify as female. Character first appeared in 2011.[230][231]
Lucy Marlowe Never Satisfied Taylor Robin Non-binary 2015–present Lucy is a non-binary magic apprentice out to prove themselves to an "apathetic master".[232] Uses singular they/them pronouns.[233]
Patrick Strong Female Protagonist Brennan Lee Mulligan Genderqueer 2012–present Patrick does not identify as a person, although primarily using masculine pronouns.[234] Character first appeared in 2012.
Molly Ostertag
Rascal Never Satisfied Taylor Robin Non-binary 2015–present A magic apprentice, who is non-binary.[235] Uses singular they/them pronouns.[233]
R.J. Paranatural Zack Morrison 2010–present Uses singular they/them pronouns.[236][237]
Ciel Sousa Serious Trans Vibes Sophie Labelle Genderfluid 2014–Present Ciel is a non-binary girl and seventh grader.[238][239] Ciel is one of the webcomic's protagonists and Eirikur is her boyfriend.
Tetsu Never Satisfied Taylor Robin Non-binary 2015–present A magic apprentice, who is non-binary.[235] Uses singular they/them pronouns.[233]
Vaarsuvius The Order of the Stick Rich Burlew Genderqueer 2003–present Vaarsuvius' gender is deliberately ambiguous, and Burlew has stated that descriptions of them as male or female by other characters do not reflect the reality of the situation.[240] In the commentary of the series' fifth book, Burlew refers to Vaarsuvius as genderqueer, although he has also stated that they would not think of themselves such due to their elvish cultural background.[241][242] Vaarsuvius also displays difficulty recognizing gender differences in non-elvish characters, and while filling out an application form in the first prequel book, refers to a question about gender whose answer is obscured as "unnecessary".[243][244]
Watch Go Get a Roomie! Chloé C Agender 2010–present Watch is comfortable with whichever pronouns the speaker chooses and does not identify with any particular gender.[245]

Other[edit]

Character Medium Title Author Identity Year Notes
Niko Aris card game Magic: The Gathering Katie Allison, Chris Mooney, Allison Steele, and Lake Hurwitz Non-binary 2021 Introduced in Kaldheim.[246][247] Niko Aris uses they/them pronouns.[248]
Bryce Feelid web series Critical Role Matthew Mercer Genderfluid 2018–2021 Bryce Feelid is a non-binary character introduced in the second campaign of the show; Feelid uses they/them pronouns, as confirmed by Matthew Mercer on Twitter.[249][250]
Hollis podcast The Adventure Zone Griffin McElroy Non-binary 2018 Leader of the Kepler Stunt Club "The Hornets". Hollis used they/them pronouns.[251]
Imaginos (Desdinova) albums Secret Treaties, Imaginos Sandy Pearlman, Albert Bouchard Gender-shifting 1974, 1988, 2021–present The character, a shapeshifter, switches between the male identity of Imaginos and the female identity of Desdinova.[252]
Sheriff Sam podcast Welcome to Night Vale Emma Frankland Non-binary 2015–present The new sheriff of Night Vale, Sam is consistently referred to exclusively with they/them pronouns.[253][254]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All Gems in Steven Universe are non-binary, but Shep is the first character to be a non-binary human.
  2. ^ Also uses names like Beloved, Amber, and Lord Golden to describe their gender
  3. ^ The Farseer Trilogy, Liveships Trilogy, Tawny Man Trilogy, Fitz & Fool Trilogy
  4. ^ Even though GLAAD appears to call Mason non-binary and trans, no other source can confirm that Taylor is both.

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