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In the history of video games, LGBT characters have been almost inexistent for a long time, reflecting the overall heteronormativity of the medium.
While there has been a trend towards greater representation of LGBT people in video games, they are frequently identified as LGBT in secondary material, such as comics, rather than in the games themselves.
In this interactive movie point and click adventure the main character meets more than one homosexual character (amongst them his "antagonist"), some of which flirt with him openly.
A semi-historical-subplot about the homosexual feelings of Ludwig II is also an important part of the storyline.
Thus, Sega unintentionally became the first major video game company in the west to give the player the option of choosing a gay character.
The Street Fighter character Zangief has long been thought of as being homosexual, since large hairy men are in fact a common stereotypical image of male homosexuals in Japan, although this was disputed in Capcom Fighting Evolution, where he was seen dreaming about women in his ending, though the game is non-canon.
Among the changes was the removal of the boss named Ash (with a straight character named Shiva replacing him) whose homosexuality was explicitly established by the "Village People" attire that he wore.
The sprite of the character is based on that of George Washington, who also appears in the game.
Nevertheless, hints about a particular character's sexual orientation in a fighting game often take the form of femininity in a stereotypical tough masculine character.
In 1994, Sega of America made various changes to the fighting game Streets of Rage 3 from its original Japanese counterpart Bare Knuckle 3.
The underlying assumption is that homosexuals are also frequently transgender and, therefore, possess mannerisms stereotypical of the opposite sex.
This technique has been widely used in Hollywood movies (to circumvent the Production Code's ban on "sexual perversion"), as well as in Vaudeville.