The general lore from what I understand is what you heard, plus one more thing: Gwyndo was born deformed and feminine. Part of that deformation must have been accentuated feminine features. But, the fans seem to agree that Gwyndo IS a biologically boy, raised and identifying as a girl. (random bonus trivia? The butchers of the Depths are female)
I assure you, not all the fans agree. Hah.
But yeah, born an intersex male, raised female, but seems to be, to the best of our knowledge, identifying as male while having body dysphoria seems to be the answer that comes most straight from the game without adding any extra interpretation.
BUT seeing as this game’s lore seems to run off you figuring it out yourself based on tiny crumbs (for instance Kirk being a double agent for the Chaos Covenant is only implied by finding his body in the Fair Lady’s chambers), it DOES invite further examination that will simply lead to madness unless the developers ever state point-blank one way or the other.
But this is Japan and wanting them to address trans characters is also a maddening thing, see Birdo from Super Mario, Poison from Final Fight, Hibari from Stop Hibari-Kun!, Aoi from You’re Under Arrest and the list goes ooooooooooooooon.
I have spent WAY TOO MUCH time trying to figure out Gwyndolin’s gender identity.
They’re only referred to as male in game. Their history is that they are Lord Gwyn’s son raised as a daughter due to their connection to the moon. They also have bewbs.
I have heard everything from “just stickin’ with the female appearance due to pappy’s orders” to transwoman to transman (maybe raised as a daughter and called a son means they were accepted as a man later in life) to some form of the others combine with being born intersex.
I’m just kinda done trying to get a solid answer. You know what Gwyndolin really is?
MADE IN JAPAN!
The Puzzling Lack of Kid-Friendly Wonder Woman Comics
During the last few days I’ve been asked about two Wonder Woman items a number of times. The possible new creative team is one and I’ll be putting together some thoughts on that. Second, is my reaction to this post on CBR, "My 10 Year-Old Daughter Couldn’t Care Less About Wonder Woman."
It’s a good read so go take a look. She notes that Wonder Woman is not pervasive as a role model for girls in pop culture is absolutely true. She hasn’t had a TV show in 35 year; has never a big screen movie; she has had not ever had a kid friendly comics that focus exclusively on her. And there are so few kid’s toys that feature Wonder Woman that I have written entire posts on them when they show up. By contrast if I did that for, say, Batman there would be an entire blog devoted to it. Oh wait, there is one.
And I absolutely agree with the writer’s concern about her daughter not caring about Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is a great character for girls - powerful, wise, smart and, when written correctly, one who chooses peace over war and love over hate. One who fights for good and equality. Plus she has an invisible plane. Who wouldn’t want to be like her?
Obviously this little girl does.
So I have to ask, “so why isn’t there a Wonder Woman all-ages comic?”