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HBO Max’s Peacemaker just confirmed major character is bisexual

Maggie Baska February 12, 2022
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Peacemaker, played by John Cena, looks incredulously at other people gathered around a table

Peacemaker (played by John Cena) is revealed to be bisexual in the latest episode of the HBO Max series. (YouTube/HBO Max)

Peacemaker has revealed that one of the HBO Max series’ characters is bisexual, welcoming the first on-screen queer man to the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

Needless to say, there are spoilers for Peacemaker episode seven below.

In the show’s seventh episode, titled “Stop Dragon My Heart Around”, Peacemaker, aka Christopher Smith (John Cena), faces off against his father, who is a white supremacist villain named the White Dragon (Robert Patrick).

During the fight, White Dragon, aka August Smith, gains the upper hand over Peacemaker and beats up Peacemaker while surrounded by a group of his evil cohorts.

As he stands on the Peacemaker’s chest, White Dragon viciously belittles his son and tells him everything he did wrong in his father’s eyes. This includes the fact that Peacemaker has slept with both men and women in the past.

“I knew you was unclean when you was born, and even more so when you killed your brother,” White Dragon says. “I knew when you listened to that devil music.”

He continues: “I knew when you shaved your body like a woman.

“I knew when you slept with the w****s of polluted blood… and men!”

White the scene was far from a joyful coming out moment, fans reacted positively to the revelation that Peacemaker is bisexual on social media.

The revelation that Peacemaker is bisexual shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans of the series. Earlier in the show, Peacemaker claims at one point that he hasn’t had sex in four years before correcting himself to say that he hasn’t had sex with a woman in many years.

He is later seen in bed after a threesome with Amber (Alison Araya) and Vigilante (Freddie Stroma).

Peacemaker is the first queer man to appear on-screen in the DCEU, but he is far from the first LGBT+ character to be featured across the DC universe.

The DCEU already has one queer character with Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the iconic villain Harley Quinn. The franchise confirmed in Birds of Prey that Harley is bisexual, and Robbie said she had been “pestering” for a Harley and Poison Ivy romance in the movies.

Peacemaker isn’t the only queer character on the HBO Max show. Fans found out in the first episode that Leota Adebayo (Danielle Brooks), who is part of Peacemaker’s team, is a lesbian and has taken the job so she can support her wife.

DC has also welcomed various LGBT+ heroes across the CW’s expansive Arrowverse TV shows, which sit separate from the DCEU films and TV series.

This includes Captain Cold, Dreamer, John Constantine, Spooner, Kate Kane and much more. HBO’s animated Harley Quinn series has featured her in a queer relationship with Poison Ivy.

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