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Maidens and Muscleheads, White Mages and Wimps, from the Light Warriors to Lightning Returns

  • Mark Filipowich
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Part of the Palgrave Games in Context book series (PAGCON)

Abstract

Throughout the Final Fantasy series, gender exists both as much as a rigid categorization for many central characters as a complicated, subversive dimension in the very same figures. This chapter examines several series characters in order to explore how these texts demonstrate a traditional performance of gender while also offering several moments and figures that queer the performance of gender. The series establishes traditional gendered types throughout, but these same texts include figures and events that deconstruct the very gender binary that the series develops. This chapter examines the interplay of rigid, traditional gender roles and the subversions of these roles.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Filipowich
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  1. 1.Concordia UniversityMontrealCanada

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