World of Warcraft fans celebrate after character Chromie is ‘confirmed as trans’: ‘Hail our queen’
A new World of Warcraft book appears to confirm that the character of Chromie is trans.
Releasing on 25 May, World of Warcraft: Folks & Fairy Tales gives extra insight into many characters in the game and some fans have been lucky enough to receive a copy early.
Chromie is one such character. She is a dragon who takes the form of a gnome; her story explored in the short tale “The Visage”.
Her full name is Chronormu, a male dragon name, but she takes the mortal form of a female gnome in a coming-of-age ceremony.
Twitter user Portergauge has shared an image from the book showing a key part of the story.
Spoilers for the upcoming folklore book
This makes me so happy, it's such an amazing way to do it and have people accept it too, tie it into dragon culture with a coming-of-age ceremony where they choose their mortal forms. https://t.co/TxXeXcCvHx pic.twitter.com/wQXO6UTPi5
— Portergauge 🏳️🌈 (spoilers) (@Portergauge) May 12, 2021
It reads as follows:
The blue dragon nodded. “I believe I understand why you chose to take the form of a gnome. But if I may ask, why did you choose to become female as well?”
Chromie smiled. “It suits me,” she said, and shared with Kalec a long, happy hug.
And with that, a glorious day unfolded into a glorious evening.
While this could simply be a fantasy tale, many fans are interpreting the story as Chromie now being canonically trans.
Unfortunately some players, having referred to Chromie with she/her pronouns throughout the game until now, are now choosing to misgender the character.
People misgendering Chromie now she's been confirmed as a trans woman are fucking weak. We've known this character for years, there is literally no excuse to be getting this wrong.
Anyway, all hail our Queen Chromie. yall can stay mad about it🏳️⚧️ pic.twitter.com/dns3u420IL
— Hae'lynn 🌺 (@HaelynnAilelumi) May 13, 2021
Most fans, though, are hailing Chromie as their trans heroine.
Chromie my beloved wife pic.twitter.com/2S7zSDhf04
— 🌈🎨 siggy is a lil soyboy 🎨🌈 (@siggykuu) May 14, 2021
I hope Chromie is having a good day today, she deserves it. 💙💗🤍💗💙
— sin🦇 (@SinWhoe) May 13, 2021
📸Tony Julius Photography pic.twitter.com/asSOcolobl
— 🌟Little Sparkz🌟 (@LittleSparkzLFG) May 13, 2021
— Tsepish (@Tsepish) May 13, 2021
Chromie features in the trailer for World of Warcraft Classic.
Released in 2019, it returns to the state of the game before its expansions, giving players a chance to relive the MMORPG in its original form.
‘The Deaths of Chromie’ quest sees you saving Chromie, a member of the Bronze Dragonflight clan, from multiple assassination attempts.
Don’t worry though, if you missed your latest World of Warcraft raid because you were twerking to Lil Nas X, that’s ok.