Baka Gaijin Show- RANT #1: Alluka’s Gender
"How dare people latch on to transgender characters!!! I’m so pissed off >:(" lol…
Despite there being a ton of well documented cases of trans youth saying that they ‘felt like a girl’ or ‘felt like a boy’ very early in age and many many trans people saying that they felt they had those feelings from a very early age. I guess you’re just gonna say “lol this never happens, I’m right!! Look at the world!!”
Togashi doesn’t need to ‘claim’ “hay this character is trans”. Like lol, he makes it so obvious. Like if I were to write a trans character in a fictional world where the word “transgender” may or may not exist. I’d probably write a character exactly like Alluka.
Like you even say “Killua got mad that Gotoh assumed she was a boy”. Right… do you even know what transgender means…?
And you know what? When I first read the manga I wasn’t *sure* if I was getting maybe a crappy translation or what. But the anime confirms everything. Unless you’re implying that the anime, which has canonically followed the entire manga, is somehow not canon enough :V The wiki article is shit. So look at the anime source.
Illumi. Clearly. ~Clearly~. Refers to Alluka as a younger brother. Otouto.
Killua. Clearly. ~Clearly~. Refers to Alluka as a younger sister. Imouto. (and later in the manga, though not quite in the anime yet, Alluka refers to both herself and Nanika as girls.)
There are no pronouns to mix up there. There’s no translation error.
Alluka was amab and Illumi who basically considers her no more than an object is not going to respect her gender. I mean there’s a reason she likes Killua more than anything, and part of it might have to do with the fact that he is the only family member who respects her actual gender.
"Her gender doesn’t affect her character much.." I mean yeah, why have a trans character unless the story is specifically about her transition. Let’s not have a gay character unless the character’s story is specifically about being gay. It’s not like these characters are people who can have stories outside of being trans or gay. lol…
So yeah. You’re wrong.
If you want to get into headcanon. I totally headcanon Kalluto as a trans girl too. She just saw how her family treated Alluka and so was scared to come out about it. But it’s why she dresses like a girl.
See that. That’s headcanon. That’s fan speculation. Alluka though?
Alluka is canonically a girl. Canonically trans.
But I mean this is what we have to deal with. People like this who want the mangaka to ~specifically~ say she’s trans, even when it’s obvious. People who want the mangaka to ~only~ make gender important if it ~relates to the story~ i.e. you can only have trans characters if the story is about transitioning.
This person is disgusting. And the fact that they get so pissed off about a character being a trans girl would be pretty hilarious if it wasn’t so common.
tldr: Omg look how mad cishets get…