Confirmed mspec characters in fiction

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This list of confirmed mspec characters in fiction is for taking note of characters that have been confirmed in some way to be bi, pan, ply, omni, or any other mspec identity. "Confirmed" means it was either stated/shown in canonical materials (e.g. within the media itself, in an official plot summary, official character bio, etc.) or it was stated by a creator/developer/contributor of the media that the character is in (such as the writer, director, character's actor, etc.)

Please note this list is not for headcanons or personal interpretations of a character as mspec.

This list is a work in progress; feel free to add to it as long as you follow the above requirements.


Animation[edit]

  • Luz Noceda in The Owl House is bi, as stated by show creator Dana Terrace.[1]
  • In the animated series Far-Fetched, Quinn Huckley is demisexual and panromantic.[2][3]

Audio[edit]

  • In the science fiction podcast series The Bright Sessions, Chloe Turner is a panromantic asexual and Mark Bryant is bisexual.[4]

Books and other literature[edit]

2004 books[edit]

  • Lucky by Eddie de Oliveira: Sam, the main character, struggles with the realization that he is attracted to boys as well as girls.[5] The book is adapted from the play of the same name.[6]

2009 books[edit]

  • In The House that Jack Built, a spinoff novel related to the TV series Torchwood, Ianto states that Jack Harkness "prefers the term 'omnisexual'" to describe his orientation.
  • Novel Saracen at the Gates, by Zinaid Meeran: The character Panty Haffagee is asked, "Say dude, are you a metrosexual?" and he responds, "No, I'm a multisexual."[7]

2014 books[edit]

  • Dark Feather by Anna Bonde Hinke: The character Rochelle explains that she is pansexual, including saying "It's about loving hearts, not parts." Genre: Romance

2015 books[edit]

  • A Circumstance of Blood, by Jeannette Cooperman, the character Philip states, "I'm not gay. I'm omnisexual." Philip is called a "poof" by other characters multiple times. Genre: Murder mystery

2016 books[edit]

  • An Act of Devotion, by A.M. Leibowitz: The two lead characters, Adam Lansing and Antonio "AJ" Mancuso, are bisexual. The narration says about Adam: "Hot people were hot people, in his opinion. As long as everyone was on the same page with what they wanted, the particulars of hes or shes or theys were only as important to him as they were to his partners." The book cover has a bi flag for the background colors. Genre: contemporary romance

2017 books[edit]

  • In the YA book History Is All You Left Me, by Adam Silvera, Theo says he is bisexual. However, Theo is dead for most of the story.
  • My Heart Is Ready, by Chase Verity: Corsine is described as bisexual, and Lester is stated to be queer and capable of attraction to men, women, and nonbinary people.[8][9] Genre: Fantasy romance

2018 books[edit]

  • Odd Spirits, by S.T. Gibson: One of the protagonists, Rhys, is stated to be bisexual. His wife's biphobia is a plot point in the story. Genre: Adult contemporary fantasy romance
  • In the 2018 novel Odd One Out by author Nic Stone, multiple characters find that they are attracted to more than one gender, and struggle with labeling their orientations.
  • All the Invisible Things, by Orlagh Collins: Protagonist Vetty Lake calls herself bisexual. Genre: YA romance
  • Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente: The main character Decibel Jones is said to be omnisexual, previously identifying as bisexual. Genre: science fiction

2020 books[edit]

  • In the 2020 YA novel The Liar's Guide to the Night Sky, by Brianna R. Shrum, Jonah Ramirez says he's pansexual, and the protagonist Hallie Jacob tells Jonah that "I'm bi. But I'm not like, only into two genders or something."
  • In the 2020 YA dark fantasy book The Void Calls Us Home, by Russell Nohelty, Gwen states she is pansexual.
  • In Kate Hart's story "A Road Of One's Own" (in the 2020 anthology book Out Now: Queer We Go Again!), Cass says "I'm a pansexual Choctaw feminist. [...] Though I usually just say I'm a lesbian. Folks in Poteau don't know what pansexual means unless they're on the internet."
  • In the 2020 middle-grade romance book The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James, by Ashley Herring Blake, the protagonist Sunny says "I think I might like girls and boys."[10]

2021 books[edit]

  • Adult romance novel Skeletal Equation: A Dark and Deadly Romance, by AE Lister: The protagonist Scott Vernier says he is pansexual.

2022 books[edit]

  • Sci-fi romance Blasted Research, by CoffeeQuills: The protagonist, Li, is bisexual.[11]
  • Young-adult contemporary romance Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster, by Andrea Mosqueda: The protagonist, Maggie Gonzalez, is bisexual.

2023 books[edit]

  • Contemporary rom-com Sorry, Bro, by Taleen Voskuni: The protagonist, Nareh "Nar" Bedrossian, is bisexual.

Comics/Webcomics/Graphic Novels[edit]

  • The title character of Barbarella was described as a "pansexual blonde space James Bond" by writer Leah Williams in 2018.[12]
  • Wade Wilson/Deadpool has been most often described as pansexual (and sometimes omnisexual) by people in lead creative positions for the franchise.[13]
  • Desire, a character in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, has been confirmed to be nonbinary and pansexual by Gaiman himself.[13]
  • Eliza Han, a character debuting in the 2022 one-shot Archie & Friends: Summer Lovin’, was described in the official summary as "a bi-racial pansexual teen with a remarkable back story as the brains behind a major corporation".[14]
  • DC Comics character John Constantine has been identified by franchise creatives as bisexual and pansexual.[13]
  • Juanita Sanchez, aka Princess, in comic series The Walking Dead, states that she's pansexual in Chapter 3 of the spinoff Rick Grimes 2000.[13]
  • Vampirella, a character inspired by Barbarella, was stated to be pansexual on multiple occasions by writers Jeremy Whitley and Christopher Priest.[13]
  • The DC Comics character Wonder Woman/Diana Prince has been stated by various franchise contributors to be queer, bisexual, and/or pansexual throughout the years.[13]
  • The Red Sonja comic series, created in 1973 by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith, was rebooted in 2013 by Gail Simone. Simone said in 2016 that the rebooted Red Sonja was bi, and in 2020 Simone said the character was "100% pansexual".[13]

Live-action television[edit]

  • In 1995, actor Thomas Gibson spoke to The Advocate about his character Beauchamp Day in the miniseries Tales of the City, saying that "People always say he's gay or bisexual. That's too limiting. He's omnisexual."[15]
  • In From The Cold: In the first episode, the protagonist states "I like boys and girls." Genre: Sci-fi drama
  • Schitt's Creek: David Rose is stated to be pansexual, both in the show itself and by David's actor Dan Levy.[16] In one scene, David explains his orientation with a metaphor, saying "I like the wine, not the label."
  • Black Mirror episode "San Junipero": Kelly states that she likes women and men. Genre: Sci-fi drama.
  • Grey's Anatomy, Callie Torres is bisexual. In season 11 episode 5, she says, "So I'm bisexual! So what? It's a thing, and it's real. I mean it's called LGBTQ for a reason. There's a 'B' in there, and it doesn't mean 'badass'. Okay, it kind of does, but it also means bi."[17] Genre: Medical drama
  • The Good Place: The main protagonist Eleanor Shellstrop has a relationship with a male character Chidi Anagonye, but also makes comments showing she is attracted to female character Tahani Al-Jamil as well as some other women. William Jackson Harper, Chidi's actor, said in a 2018 interview that "Eleanor is super bisexual and it's not something that we just focus on."[18] Genre: Comedy drama.
  • In The Bisexual, Leila and Francisca are bisexual.[19]
  • In season 4 episode 2 of Orange is the New Black, Brook Soso says that she's "attracted to people, not genders".
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Darryl Whitefeather sings a song celebrating his bisexuality, titled "Gettin' Bi". Genre: comedy musical
  • In the sitcom Broad City, based on the web series of the same name, main character Ilana Wexler has relationships with men and women, and tells a male partner named Lincoln that she is bi.[20]
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: main character Rosa Diaz states she is bisexual. She is played by bisexual actor Stephanie Beatriz. Genre: comedy police procedural
  • Game of Thrones: Olyvar asks Oberyn Martell, "You like them both the same? Boys and girls?" Oberyn responds affirmatively, going on to state that both women and men "delight" him. Oberyn then says, "When it comes to war, I fight for Dorne. When it comes to love, I don't choose sides."[21] Genre: fantasy drama
  • How to Get Away with Murder: Annalise Keating states she is bisexual in the 2020 series finale.

Also, the Netflix series Heartstopper based on the graphic novels by Alice Oseman has a bisexual character: Nick Nelson who discovers his sexuality while starting to has a crush on Charlie Spring, his future boyfriend and another main character.

Movies[edit]

  • In the 2004 film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Kate is thought by the other characters to be a lesbian, but she clarifies that she's bisexual.

Plays/Theatre[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • In the interactive novel Moonrise, many characters are mspec:[22]
    • Rosario de la Cruz is a nonbinary pansexual
    • Sati is a nonbinary bisexual
    • Alice Emilia Devonfort is a bisexual, demisexual cis woman
    • Bisclavret is a bisexual cis man
    • Dr. Cadwallader is a bisexual cis man
    • Cleo is a pansexual cis woman
    • Dawn is a bisexual trans woman
    • Mary is a bisexual cis woman

2015 video games[edit]

  • Jacob Frye, one of the protagonists of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, was declared to be bisexual by the official Assassin's Creed Tumblr, in a reblog that stated "Jacob Frye is bisexual. This is canon. The end."[23]

2016 video games[edit]

  • In Dishonored 2, there is a collectible audio recording where the character Billie Lurk (aka Meagan Foster) says "I've loved plenty of women, and even a couple of men."

2017 video games[edit]

  • In the interactive novel Heart of the House, "Reaves is explicitly plurisexual [...] while other romanceable characters are playersexual."[22]

2018 video games[edit]

  • In the strategy/simulation game Your Royal Gayness, the royal spymaster, Seraph, is clearly some variety of mspec; in one dialogue they say "I enjoy the company of both men and women" and in another they say "I just love everyone too much to box myself in, I guess." Additionally, the game's Library entry on them says, "Seraph seems to get along well with both men and women (if you catch my drift)".[24]

2019 video games[edit]

  • Seer (a.k.a. Obi Edolasim) in Apex Legends was confirmed to be mspec in a tweet from lead writer Amanda Doiron. The tweet, in response to someone asking "So hes straight ?", states "Nope. Seer sees to the heart of people and doesn't limit himself to a specific gender."[25] Amanda then clarified in a later tweet that Seer's specific identity is "Pan".[26]

2020 video games[edit]

  • In the dating sim Repurpose, there are a variety of mspec characters:[27]
    • Kalei Kanahele is a bisexual trans man
    • Ramon Rojo is a bisexual cis man
    • DJ Roadkill is a pansexual nonbinary person
    • Mitts Moore is a pansexual trans woman
    • Noel is genderfluid, asexual, and panromantic
    • Fayebael Noct's bio says "If we must insist on labels, I'm Pansexual Agender"
    • Cherubim aka "Cheri" is an omnisexual bigender person

2023 video games[edit]

  • In the adventure game Starfield, Sam Coe is bisexual, as confirmed by his voice actor.[28]

Webseries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Desborough, Jenny (17 August 2021). "Pansexual meaning as Mae Whitman opens up on sexuality". Newsweek. Retrieved 19 February 2022. Creator Dana Terrace confirmed this on a Reddit thread with fans, writing: "Amity is intended to be a lesbian and Luz is bi. I apologize for my original post which was worded vaguely.
  2. @FarFetchedShow (3 June 2021). "Happy Pride from all of us on Far-Fetched!! Whether you're out or still unsure, you're all equally valid" – via Twitter.
  3. @FarFetchedShow (3 June 2021). "Also to clarify for anyone who needs it! Quinn (Demisexual Panromantic), Griff (Asexual), Rue (Questioning), Piper (Lesbian), and Kira and Warren are allies :)" – via Twitter.
  4. @brightpodcast (14 January 2018). "Confirmed in the podcast are Adam (gay), Caleb (undefined), Mark (bisexual), Chloe (panromantic asexual), and Rose (gay)". Archived from the original on 23 February 2022 – via Twitter.
  5. "Children's Book Review: LUCKY by Eddie De Oliveira, Author . Scholastic/PUSH $6.99 (239p) ISBN 978-0-439-54655-3". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  6. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-reviews/RN8HC37EJ1KW5/
  7. Meeran, Zinaid (2009). Saracen at the Gates. p. 330.
  8. Verity, Chase. My Heart Is Ready. Lester, queer in every aspect of his life, didn't mind the prospect of a king or a nonbinary regent at his side, but he was currently more drawn to the woman with exquisite biceps.
  9. Verity, Chase. My Heart Is Ready. Lester had known Corsine for years. They had ventured through a lot of firsts together. This beet-hating, barefooted, bisexual beauty had been the closest to seeing all of him.
  10. "New LGBTQ-Inclusive Middle Grade Books for Spring". Mombian. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  11. https://www.amazon.com/Blasted-Research-Post-Apocalyptic-Polyamorous-Romance-ebook/dp/B09QZ1RS35/
  12. Williams, Leah [@mymonsterischic] (9 November 2018). "I am having a RIDICULOUS amount of fun writing the pansexual blonde space James Bond. pls pre-order this and have ridiculous fun with me!! the flirting starts in issue 1 bc it genuinely felt authentic to their characters" – via Twitter.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 Kory (30 August 2022). "Pansexuals in Comics". Medium. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  14. Schlesinger, Alex (4 May 2022). "Archie Introduces New Bi-Racial, Pansexual Character This Pride Month". ScreenRant. Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  15. Gordon, Geoff (Jun 13, 1995). "Gay for pay: Actor Thomas Gibson adds another gay role to his résumé". The Advocate.
  16. Holmes, Juwan J. (1 October 2021). "Pansexual people are real & valid. No matter how uncomfortable it makes you". LGBTQ Nation. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  17. Grey's Anatomy, season 11 episode 5, "Bend & Break"
  18. Pearce, Tilly (29 September 2018). "The Good Place's Eleanor is 'super bisexual' and a romance with Tahani is not off the table". Metro. Archived from the original on 23 February 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  19. "The Bisexual". LezWatch.TV. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  20. Sims, Megan E. (1 March 2016). "'Broad City' and Bisexuality: Embracing a Label". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  21. ""Game of Thrones" Breaker of Chains (TV Episode 2014)". IMDb. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Choice of Games (developer)". Represent Me. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  23. Assassin's Creed official tumblr, February 2016
  24. Lizard Hazard Games. Your Royal Gayness. 2018.
  25. Doiron, Amanda [@AmandaDoiron11] (29 July 2021). "Nope. Seer sees to the heart of people and doesn't limit himself to a specific gender" – via Twitter.
  26. Doiron, Amanda [@AmandaDoiron11] (29 July 2021). "Pan" – via Twitter.
  27. "Repurpose by Eros". itch.io. Retrieved 11 February 2024.
  28. Elias Toufexis [@EliasToufexis] (4 September 2023). "actually, I played Sam as bisexual. #Starfield" – via Twitter.