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So um, Khem Val did ANYONE romance him?

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So um, Khem Val did ANYONE romance him?

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SteveTheCynic
04.20.2021 , 04:48 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Jaxterone View Post
too many times with romances on the male side of things straight men push for these romances with monsters and creatures
[citation needed]

Really. If you're going to assert something like that(1), you *have* to back it up. What makes you say that the romance with Khem is something that *only* straight men asked for?

(1) I'm a straight man. I think that even the *idea* of a romance with Khem is ridiculous.
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vallixas
04.20.2021 , 07:26 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Jaxterone View Post
Nothing's coming of it. It's a one off, an acknowledgement of the meme by the devs for a laugh. That's it. And personally i'm kinda glad it's a one off, too many times with romances on the male side of things straight men push for these romances with monsters and creatures and devs often think that's what women/gay men want.
Lmao not wrong, because the largest playerbase is usually male their opinion on characters sometimes effect and influence the options for females and the type of males we get. It's like how most of us are not big fans of Doc or Tharan Cedrax, but more of the male players find them cool, defend them or find them not so offensive. So we tend to get: abusers, perverts, betrayers or LI's into weird bdsm stuff like Iron Bull lol. It's a trend Bioware has to change, and they've tried to in this game....in some ways, though many of the males still fall into the same trope.

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Ardrossan
04.20.2021 , 02:16 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by vallixas View Post
It's like how most of us are not big fans of Doc or Tharan Cedrax, but more of the male players find them cool, defend them or find them not so offensive. So we tend to get: abusers, perverts, betrayers or LI's into weird bdsm stuff like Iron Bull lol. It's a trend Bioware has to change, and they've tried to in this game....in some ways, though many of the males still fall into the same trope.
I don't find Tharan and Doc anywhere near as bad as the weird relationships between Trooper and Elara, and Consular and Nadia. That last one in particular doesn't have an eject button where you can back out of a relationship at the 11th hour like you can with the others.
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Jaxterone
05.20.2021 , 10:42 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by vallixas View Post
Lmao not wrong, because the largest playerbase is usually male their opinion on characters sometimes effect and influence the options for females and the type of males we get. It's like how most of us are not big fans of Doc or Tharan Cedrax, but more of the male players find them cool, defend them or find them not so offensive. So we tend to get: abusers, perverts, betrayers or LI's into weird bdsm stuff like Iron Bull lol. It's a trend Bioware has to change, and they've tried to in this game....in some ways, though many of the males still fall into the same trope.
There is a slight bit of homophobia there as well. I've noticed that anytime someone especially a male brings up the male bi romances in chat, as in the actual non-meme romances, Hetero males will always manage to throw Khem into the conversation and go on about how sexually attracted they are to him as a way of mocking people. Certain Heterosexual men seem to not be ok with male x male convos being brought up, until it's a mock romance with a monster they can use to poke fun with. They know they won't actually romance Khem over their waifus, but they enjoy using Khem to shutdown any lgbt conversation.

Surprisingly, for a company known for it's inclusion, there are a lot of toxic people like that in this game. I once saw someone say Theron being a romance option for non-heterosexual people ruined the character for him lmao.