Do you have any non-binary characters in your world?

Do you have any non-binary characters in your world?


Currently brainstorming a sci-fi world for a TRPG game (no system set yet, but that's not important) I'll eventually run for my friends I don't have any characters at the moment but I am 100% including non-binary characters. Gender and sexuality in my world won't be a major storypoint (cishet players who have little experience with lgbt+ stuff. I'm non-binary myself but don't wanna "overload" them lol) but I do intend on sprinkling it around here and there I am thinking of having a world similar to The Expanse, where humans have colonized the solar system but haven't made any FLT drives that allow them to access other star systems. No alien species have made contact with humanity just yet. Sorry I can't give you an example of a non-binary character in the world though. Hopefully soon enough I'll start making characters LMAO


The main character in **The Snare** is, by a modern American reckoning, gender fluid. In their own Wahusun culture, they represent a distinct third gender with its own gender norms and expectations. At birth, Obsidian Rabbit was regarded as male. After their coming-of-age initiation, their gender presentation shifted to a more feminine mode. The initiation process for young Wahusun boys involves a ritual confinement and the use of hallucinatory drinks. During their confinement, they're expected to make contact with a tutelary spirit that will guide them into their adult life. For Obsidian Rabbit, that spirit was White Mask, the goddess that presides over this and related third genders. Her masculine counterpart is Black Veil, who presides over female-to-male fourth genders. That's all a bit of of an over simplification of their respective roles because different cultures in The Snare define the third and fourth genders in their own unique ways. For the Wahusun, the unique way their third gender manifests is that Obsidian Rabbit generally regarded as female now, but during times of war, they're regarded as male instead and expected to participate in the defense of the nation like anyone else of their rank. This is especially important since Obsidian Rabbit is the second spouse of Pious Cormorant. This guy is the brother and heir of the Wahusun emperor, currently serving as the regional governor of one of their most important provinces. In addition to being Cormorant's spouse, Obsidian Rabbit holds an advisory position in Cormorant's council. Incidentally, Pious Cormorant was part of the same initiation group as Obsidian Rabbit, which is when the two first met. Cormorant later confided that he thought White Mask might appear to him too, mainly due the way their culture jumbles up sexual identities and gender identities. We'd regard him as pansexual, but any non-heterosexual identity can also fall under White Mask's jurisdiction. There are actually pretty strong anti-homosexuality taboos in Wahusun culture. But while Obsidian Rabbit is in female mode, they and Pious Cormorant are free to do as they please. During wartime, when Obsidian Rabbit is expected to shift back to male mode, the couple is supposed to refrain from any sexual contact - but, honestly, that hasn't really stopped them when they get the chance. Pious Cormorant's first spouse is Singing Deer, who is Obsidian Rabbit's elder sister. It's pretty normal in Wahusun society for two sisters to share a husband. This is especially true when the would-be husband is interested in the younger sister. It's pretty shameful for the younger sister to get married first, so the older sister gets priority during initial marriage arrangements. Singing Deer knows that Rabbit has a much stronger and more romantic connection to Cormorant than she does, and that she's only really involved so that the marriage could be regarded as socially proper. But she's cool with that. It's not unusual for prominent women like herself to take male consorts of her own. Wahusun society is matrilineal, so men aren't terrible concerned about if the children are "theirs". Everyone is part of their mother's family, not their father's. Later on, I also plan to introduce someone chosen by Black Veil. I know less about that character, other than that they're from a different society in the Snare where these third and fourth genders are more locked-in than in Wahusun society. This character is leading a rebellion against Okanska - the dominant nation in the Snare - following the death of his brother. While Obsidian Rabbit is a primary point-of-view character, I'm not sure if this "black veil" rebel will be yet.


I mean, I guess technically all of my characters are nonbinary. Gender as a social construct doesn't exist in my world. People are just people, what they have downstairs doesn't equate unless one of those people wants to have children, and then there are things that can be done to have a child even if people have the same reproductive bits. If you asked one whether they were a boy or a girl, or tried to bring up inanimate objects like clothes having gendered associations they wouldn't understand, because their society lacks the social concept of gender.


###🌫️The Outpost⚙️ Spirits lack traditional sex and gender due to them being magical and having semi gaseous bodies that don't reproduce sexually. The closest they get in terms of "sexual" dimorphism is their voices which can trend either towards a higher pitch feminine voice or a lower pitch masculine voice. Often other people use whichever pronoun they think the spirit's voice resembles more or just guess if it's unclear. Spirits really don't care what people call them since it isn't an important factor to their identity. To them having a masculine or feminine voice is about as significant as a human having brown or green eyes. The closest label they would have is "agender."


The way this spirit is is odd. They are like the god of chaos, and yet they are also the god of time. They are able to represent themselves as a physical being.


Spirits aren't just one being, they're an entire "race" of people. And while they do hold magical powers, they are no where near god like in power.


I enjoy playing around with alternative reproductive cycles, so I've ended up with some examples of non-binary species. There's a few different ways of doing this: 1. Some species are [monogendered](https://crayshack.com/2021/07/05/there-are-no-women-dwarves/). In these kinds of cases, all characters are effectively non-binary because there is only one gender option in the species (boy vs girl doesn't exist for them). 2. Some species [don't reproduce through physical genetic exchange](https://crayshack.com/2021/05/28/sentient-warships/), so biological sex doesn't exist for them. Gender is a matter of personal preference. In the example I linked, most individuals chose to present as female, but there is nothing stopping them from being male. 3. Some species [exhibit traits of both biological sexes at the same time](https://crayshack.com/2021/08/18/single-minded-twins/) so for them, the default social gender is hermaphroditic with certain individuals choosing to focus more on male or female aspects. 4. I have one case where a relatively recent mutation results in a [hivemind so strong that an entire population is mentally one person](https://crayshack.com/2021/06/10/hivemind/) resulting in that mind being simultaneously male and female. 5. For one species, there are more than 2 biological sex phenotypes resulting in a society where social gender is divided far more than 2 times meaning that all characters are technically non-binary. Currently, I have 6 genders in my notes, but I haven't hammered out the details of that one out enough to type it up. It's a bit different than what you are looking for, but since it is technically non-binary and played with gender expectations I thought I'd mention it.




I haven't yet but it is on my list of lore tidbits to be added. Still on the broad-stroke stuff mostly.




Most of the peoples of my world do not prescribe to the idea of a man-woman gender binary. The languages for several dont even have gender specific terms.


The G!nmi use a 7 gender system based on the 7 colors of alexandrite. The goblins use a fractal gender theory that is constantly expanding but also coalescing together to create even more gender-concepts. The Tlaef Hurzhi are functionally non-gendered/agender. I think there's like 6 more but I dont have my notes.


I want to hear more about the alexandrite-based gender system. That sounds insanely cool!


So its a firm use of gender-as-a-social-role system. Not quite a caste system, but imagine one thats horizontal rather than vertical. Every g!nmi is born not from other g!nmi but from a sculpture. Various types of stone are used to influence different attributes, and this is done by the "parents" of the child (usually 3-5 people) who've meticulously chosen every element and shape involved. Gemstones corresponding to a given gender in color are also incorporated, as well as one alexandrite. Alot of artistic intent goes into the whole process, as well as magic ritual and the will of the stone being brought to life, so its not a 100% plan-able thing with consistent results. A g!nmi can trans their gender though, and while its an intensive process there're well used and understood rituals to do it. I've chosen to not have there be non-binary g!nmi despite being non-binary myself. As of the present, no g!nmi has exist across or beyond the 7 genders.


I'll come back to this


no, I'm conservative you see


Absolutely! From regular non binary humans all the way up to the fact that in a sense, all the gods are technically (there's a bit more to it) genderfluid, though many of them often present as one gender (though not always a binary one) for decades or centuries at a time, since gods do operate on much longer timescales than humans.


I have one, and them being non-binary ties into the magic system as well


Like what, like men can use fire and woman can use ice but they can use both?


I'm back. So there are two gender-related magic systems in my world: divine magic and Hell magic. Divine magic is practised by women and Hell magic is practised by criminals (because it's illegal, but it can only be practised by men). This is because the spirits grantnig each of these powers are only willing to give said powers to the respective genders. This also makes it so that only men can enter Hell and only women can enter Heaven. (that is not sexist in any way btw, neither of those is the afterlife) Now them being non-binary makes them able to go to both of these places, and also interact with both the Heaven and Hell spirits


I'll come back to that once I'm on my computer again


A few of the Gods in my setting just simply shapeshift, or just have no distinct gender that they prefer.


3343 is a not-really developed project, but the part that I've thought about contains the people of Luna, which are basically genetic-engineered, genderless humans.


As far as Terrans go? not in the RL sense. The ones that come closest are Life Infused that can change sexes at will, down to the cellular level. They would still not consider themselves non-binary though, but instead go with whatever their original sex was. The very concept of "non-binary" would be ridiculed among Terrans when referred to any of them. Xenos, including Celestials, are a whole different issue. Some species have more than two sexes, others have biology that allows or even encourages such fluidity (or at least a limited or conditional number of transformations). Terrans would still not consider any of them "non-binary" as they are not part of a binary system, to begin with.


Not quite non-binary, but in one of my sci-fi world humans evolved into digitized minds that create bodies from nanite clouds to interact with those living in real world. They easily shapeshift when trying to, for example, hide, spy or prank, and can resemble anyone, but tend to have fixed features in their default forms.


The main character of my first novel is a nonbinary shape-shifting wizard, created solely because I got tired of the "cryptic old man wizard" cliche.


As far as reasons for a character design go, "I'm sick of this cliche" is a decent one.




So it's like if Tolkien's Beorn, the skin-changer, were based and non-binary?


A little less animalistic in nature, but somewhat!


the main character of my world identifies as non-binary




I think Izimma can be one , but also can be bisexual since his mortal body , the pale elf one is this handsome muscular guy but his true form is a black mist , and ... mist doesn't have , or need a gender . And the same can we say about every god and spirit , their true shape is a globe of light or a colored mist .


I have one small setting with a trinary gender system, (masculine, feminine, and neuter, with the neuter gender roles mostly being filled by male eunuchs) but haven't done much with it or figured out how to work it into any of my larger settings.


As I develop the 3rd and 4th sections of my story, I fully expect to bring in the concept of the two-spirit character, even though it's a modern nomenclature and my story is set between 1600 and 1800. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-spirit


Yeah, not everything needs or sees the need for gender physically, psychologically or socially Like for shapeshifters they don't really see how physical gender should affect anything because why would it when you can physically change yourself at will


Certainly there are people all along the gender and sexuality spectrums. Most most developed characters in that set is [Kyöcva](https://wiki.entorais.world/index.php?title=Ky%C3%B6cva) Kyöcva is attractive despite their androgynous appearance, with short cropped black hair and amber-hazel eyes. Rumours persist that they might have fairie blood. They dress in typical worker's outfit, favouring teal and green colours. Kyöcva is used to the reactions they get from others, and laughs at the suggestion that either of their parents may have been fae-folk. Beginning life as a foundling at the local orphanage, they learned to keep private about themselves, Kyöcva has a good head for business though, and leads an honest life. They are regular church goer, and charitable sort.


Many of the gods are non-binary and genderfluid. I haven't really made any historical non-binary mortals YET but the gods in Elgathaea are very supportive of mortals, so it's definitely a possibility.


Otha, She of Many Eyes currently inhabits a female body, but they are actually a being who has been jumping from body to body for eons avoiding death. They have inhabited so many bodies of so many species, both male female and bodies who do not conform to binary sex, that gender has become meaningless to them. They do not remember their first body or why they fear death so badly. For as long as they can remember, they have known the magic to take over a host body and have been running from death


That sounds like something you’d see on r/writingprompts. Like it just sounds like a writing prompt. Where they are either going to be confronted by the thing they fear or a flashback time reversal thing. Maybe some guy will even make death approach them and curse them out for making their job difficult


Conduits in my world that get powerful enough become essentially genderless. They can become any gender they choose at will, genderless, or any other combination they choose. It is rare that they remain forever as the gender they were born with, frequently experimenting for enjoyment, subterfuge, or other purposes.


I had a character based on the Universal Public Friend, a genderless religious leader from 1800s New England.


Yes, a person called Nar. NB people are rare in this setting (fantasy) but definitely not unheard of. They/them pronouns aren't used, people use hir/se instead.


The concept of non-binary gender hasn't been coined yet, so maybe there is but nobody calls them that.


Not yet




No. It doesn't serve the narrative nor would it matter in the context of the world.


Not really in mine. It’s a preindustrial setting with dualism running pretty deep in the culture


I kinda stopped at gay characters. Nothing against trans or non-binary folk, I'll just leave all that up to people who know their shit.


but they do exist in your world, you just haven’t written any named ones?


Yeah, they do exist


Who cares?




Why not? It ain’t no biggie.


There are many neuter Serifs in mine


Kind of. The plan is to add a trans character into the next gen of my story. They are a superhero with two identities, one being male and one being female. Depending on which hero they become is what decides their gender. However as a normal person, they are trans. The problem is that I haven't gotten to that point in my story so technically it is just a concept for now.


Nah, haven't ever thought about it




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You'r always born with a sex no matter what,


nobody in my world has gender (or sex, for that matter) i find it somewhat strange when alternate world fantasies have gender analogous to modern conceptions of it. gender is a social construct, and a society formed in a completely different world would produce entirely alien gender roles that are probably not recognizable as gender at all.


Gender roles stem from biological sex.


No, such social constructs do not exist.The social constructs that do exist are invented for the story wholesale (as much as I can at least). This means that a human in 2021 earth might confuse what is happening in the story as non-binary/LGBT stuff, but they would be wrong to do so. This is because the current (or past) social construct of sexuality and sexual identity in our world does not apply to my stories. Obviously, there are social constructs surrounding behaviour in the story. Every individual does not confirm to these constructs in their own ways and to varying degrees. The biology is also different from our world and various reproductive strategies exist depending on the species involved.


No, I don't have any.


I have an entire race that doesn’t have the concept of gender in their culture. They also don’t have notable dimorphism in the form of secondary sex characteristics, so aside from their genitalia, you cannot tell males and females apart. They don’t use gender labels like “non binary” since non binary implies the existence of the binary - gender simply just doesn’t exist in their culture. The love interest in my first story is from this race. There are trans characters among the other four races, some binary and some not.


It's not my book, but I liked Le Guin's take on gender in "Left Hand of Darkness". In her book, some characters are ambisexual, with no fixed sex.


Only for deities. They can manifest in any form they like.


The Golem Attendant Anna, they are a hardworking person who helps the MC by creating golems to train against. Anna is part of a Shrine (magical training temple) that teaches how to make a creature out of clay and imbue it with a scroll that gives it life and commands. Like a robotic program but for magic. They're really skilled and tend to get lost in their work.


I thought you meant binary as in computers, then I remembered about the real world.


I suppose in the world sure, it’s mainly made up of modern day humans and another related species but no specific characters. There are a couple who could be if I wanted but gender and sexuality really aren’t a part of it (not the culture, it just doesn’t interest me so I haven’t put much thought into it).




I was just wondering lol idk if people do it.


I mean, I know that people do it, but idk, for me it just doesn't matter.




this applies to all lainara spirits, fairies and dragons, they are all spiritual beings and don't have biological gender, when they need to (usually dragons and fairies don't do that) they can transform into humanoids, the gender and appearance they have depends on what they want at the time.




The closest thing I have detail for are my Jazill. Their bipedal humanoid species that evolved from plants. When their born the saplings are planted in a community grow bed until they become younglings that can walk around. At this stage their born without gender and gain one when they hit puberty. I imagine there are some basic gender roles but no etched in stone rules. --- I've had a vague idea for someone who can change genders but I'm not content with 2 souls inhabiting 1 body. 1 it's a rip off of an anime and 2 it defeats the purpose of a girl suddenly having to deal with problems of being a boy and their personality changing over time.


Most of the characters I have so far are gods, spirits, book authors and a smattering of royals. In the gods' case, they slide in gender from one side to the other and around. That wasn't deliberate, more a product of their personalities as I went on building the world. The moon spirit is both asex and agender, in opposition to the playful male and female sun spirits. The god of love is very firmly female, though she can appear as a beautiful man from time to time. The god of protection and sports is a wrestle-naked-in-the-mud man, but on the most basic level of existance he's a construct, so he doesn't really... pay attention to gender. Tlalloh, the troia god of sea and shore, is literally both. It's a giant ghost turtle with one female head and one male head. It's like having your inner dialogue on the outside.


I kinda do but that's cheating considering of the three primary species, one is agender and the other is hermaphroditic. That said, it's certain there are some trans apiaron (the third species), but the issue with that is the apiaron are wildly misandrist, in a, like, 1950's corporate America style.


Given how alien societies can get, in my galaxy, there's lots of non-binary characters. Entire species have ways of sexual reproduction that involve more than two people and their sexual organs, like the Casth or the Efrun, while others have asexual reproduction akin to parthenogenesis or directly, cloning, like the Zeentdan or the Nubu-Qen. These races didn't develop the concept of gender and thus, are all agender by other species' standards. When it comes to singular characters, one of the main ones is demimasculine, there's at least one gender fluid and one generally non-binary person. There's also character pertaining to the aforementioned non-binary species, so they don't qualify as binary.


In most of the world, all begoa are non-binary. There are two biological sexes, but no strict gender roles/stereotypes. People know what sex is but gender isn’t really a concept to them like it is to us. Almost all languages do not have gender distinctions in pronouns or otherwise. The same goes for sexuality. The idea of a spectrum is very much a part of all begoa cultures. Of course this is par for the course since human-like gender doesn’t really exist.


Congaval traditionally didn't really have gender in their culture, but most people are now either male or female. Though Nomats "Nomi" Lowakofam, the 4^th president of Congaval (March-November 2020) and 4^th councilor of Congaval (2019-2020), is nonbinary. Also, most gods don't have a gender.


Sort of but also not sort of. One of my world's is a superhero one with magic and cosmic stuff and all that. But getting into it, there are some robots that never had a gender in the first place I guess and the sentient and free ones can get a bit confused when people use pronouns with them. There's a group of cosmic beings called the Tetrapheen that possess bodies but when they're outside of a body they would just be called they. That's sort of it I'm not sure if that really counts as non-binary but it's the best I've got.


Yes, and I know that there are some nonbinary characters in that ya fantasy series "fearghus academy"


I don't have characters because my worldbuilding doesn't focus on single person, but there are definitely non-binary people and entire non-binary culture. There are cultures with no definition of gender and barely of sex, other with at least 5 genders and at least one that is binary but based on a not gender base binarism XD And these only among the mainly human ones. I just realized that most of my worldbuilding is gender stuff, clothings and weird family arrangement ù_ù


I play warforged in my DND campaign who only identifies as a threat lol. Yeah a couple usually they are larger than life characters were labels wouldn't really apply to them though that and warforged, lots of angels, tieflings or mystical beings.


I've got some NB and some gender fluid. I incorporated those and various other trans umbrella-ed identities, with a powerful very gender fluid deity and their temples having magic sex change rituals as part of the service they provide. Homosexual couples also use it to have kids.


Non-binary genders were one of the things I was most excited about writing when I first created shapeshifters! Shapeshifters can only take the form of other animals (not other individual people) so their birth sex usually translates to whatever form they take, however some animals can switch sexes (like frogs and crabs), some only have one sex (like mourning geckos), and plenty of invertebrates don’t even have what humans consider as traditional sexes. For this reason, the concept that sex and gender are two different things is far more popular and accepted among shapeshifters than the general human population. When around other shapeshifters, all shifters use “shifter” names (a given name that other shapeshifters can use for them, some examples being Eon, Paradox, Jax, Arson, and Salem) and they/them pronouns, unless they explicitly ask for this not to be the case. When around non-shifters, gender identity tends to vary. Plenty of shapeshifters use their non-binary “shifter” name and pronouns around everyone. Some choose to only use they/them pronouns among other shifters and use their cis pronouns with everyone else, and some use trans pronouns around everyone else. A lot of shapeshifters are genderfluid. No matter what way it manifests, because of the way their powers allow them to view the concept of gender, almost all shapeshifters fall somewhere on the non-binary spectrum. Also, basically all non-human organisms are non-binary, since gender is a specially human concept.


Honestly? Most characters in my world are non-binary. Gender is a lot more open because set ideas were never fully allowed to take form.


There's plenty of ordinary non-binary people throughout my world, but the most notable of all of them would be Death Eternal, one of four Eternals dedicated to maintaining the universe in a habitable state. In Death's case, they destroy the souls of the dead to prevent all the magic in the universe from being trapped within them over the course of eternity. Compared to the other Eternals, who range from sadistic to chaotic, Death is incredible focused on their work and shuns anything unnecessary to its completion - including gender and sexuality.


Rhee have more genders than our usual two. Genders are basically castes that determine one's role within a flood. Shapeshifters are basically agender since they don't have any parts, but they can easily shapeshift into a man, a woman, a someone-in-between, You name it. :> Cotrons are semi-hermaphrodites. You wouldn't be able to tell whether a Cotron is a boy or a girl no matter how long You look at them, they'd have to tell You. Talvarians look more androgynous, but there are basically two biological sexes. Some Talvarians are born not belonging to either, though. :)


Would this count? My 8 Old Gods are genderless spirits in humanoid form. Some may identify themselves as a male or female, and will possess a body based on whatever gender they identify as.


Just started back up on my story and I have plans to include a lot of gender nonconformity, my second character is a member of a religious order who renounce their genders as an impure human construct. There will likely be a lot of gender fluid, nonbinary, and agender characters as I continue.


A lot, as many of them are from eldritch-like races that dont really need a gender. The Voidborn (what it sounds like, creatures born from an endless Void) for example are all genderless and just grow in the darkness until they reach maturity, though many of them develop an identity including a gender. Another example are things like the Timeless, who are immortal beings with almost infinite power: some of them have no physical shape or are concepts given shape (and what gender would the incarnation of creative energy even have?)


One of my MCs is nonbinary. It isn't a major part of the story / doesn't have an "arc", but it does mean a lot to the character due to the dysphoria. They act and refer to themselves with gender-neutral terminology since the very beginning, while everyone refers to them with masculine pronouns. As time goes, the two quick-witted MCs pick up on it and start using neutral terms without making any big deal of it, then the fourth, slower MC has an "ahhhh I get it now" moment and also (awkwardly) switches over. There are also some side characters (siblings, family friends, other trans characters) who appear to "be in the know" without their learning-moment happening on-screen. They never "come out" to the general populace though, as they mostly only care how friends and family view them, and it wouldn't really be accepted in their society.


Not sure if it counts by your checklists, but in the original drafts of the first book in ***The Sovereign Species,*** the Arek (main character species) were actually completely genderless until they hit puberty, I initially wrote their children that way so that it would give a good reason for Arek society to not discriminate against genders, so that their entire next generation wouldn't see how bad men or women have it and decide to not be the gender they otherwise would have chosen.


Thats cool!


Well, not anymore.


In my fantasy world, a third of the world is born female, a third, male, and a third visibly intersex. (I'm an intersex writer.) Conceptions of gender in this world are generally less rigid and accepting of fluidity.


Main character #1 of 2 is non-binary.


Not yet, but I’ve been thinking about it. One of my cultures, the khanate of the lightning benders, have a few interesting ideas about gender. They believe that “two spirited people” (i.e trans people) are people blessed with both a sala (male spirit) and a jala (female spirit), with one inhabiting the body and the other, the mind. Two spirited people are seen as incredibly powerful, since they technically have two souls, and are often revered as blessed by the gods. But to them, someone who’s non-binary rejects both their sala and jala, which makes them a bad omen. I could include an nb character who’s been cast out from the Khanate, and finds themselves working with my protagonists.


In Rainfall, a there's a race of Aberrations who are parasites and require a host to live. When they attach to a creature, they take complete control over them, overwriting the original creature. They have no regard for gender when choosing their hosts. The creatures themselves are essentially blobs of goo and gender is a completely foreign concept to them. They reproduce asexually and have no distinct sexual traits. Essentially, every one of them has their own identity outside any concept of gender or sex and this tends to get highlighted when other people in the world try to gender them according to the host they have. To them, gender is irrelevant and such concepts are nonsense.


The Soli people have a unique, centuries old gender tradition where 'male' & 'female' are not biologically defined, rather individuals were assigned a sex dependent on their social role as a part of Soli 'Artisanat de Chair', or 'Flesh Crafting'; the process of altering an individual's body to be more 'suitable' for their environment. Those who were chosen (read, forced into) service for the Soli military warrior caste, prisoners, and those bonded into hard labor like POWs were required to be 'masculinized', to better fit their role as disposable muscle. In the flip side those who were chosen (again, forced) into roles requiring a 'delicate' touch: artistry, beauty, diplomacy, child-rearing etc. were 'feminized' to better fit 'Soli aesthetic preferences/expectations'. Because of this most individual Soli lived as both male and female during different periods of their lives; and subsequently viewed gender as a social construct tied to societal roles rather than a biological 'binary'. However the modern descendants of the Soli people: the Maréchal, Martell, and Solhallans all embrace radically different interpretations of 'Artisanat de Chair', heavily influenced by modern Union law banning 'transhumanism' an placing Fleshcraft in a extreme legal gray-zone. Where the Maréchal are (more or less) ambivalent to sex and gender as a whole, the Martell view fleshcraft as a gross violation of bodily autonomy for spiritual reasons, and as shameful relic of God war Era authoritarianism (and, as an aside, have devolved into a patriarchy themselves). The Solhallan people are the only modern ethnic group that continue to engage in 'Artisanat de Chair' into the Union Era (primarily because of the city of Solhalla's 75 years of Isolation) However as part of Solhallan admittance into the Unum Union and comply with Union law the Solhallans were forced to cease 'extraneous body modification' (a ban on inhuman, or otherwise 'biologically impossible' body modification).


***The Arm*** *Technically yes?* The Naieian race are hermaphroditic and thus don't solely fall into "either" catagory (since really they fall into both). Conversely, the ROGUEs are robotic beings, and thus are "genderless". That said, one ROGUE at one point refers to the rest of their race as "brothers", but that's more them being artistic. As far as the other races are concerned — human, Folúpi, Askarran — I'm sure there do exist humans, Folúpása, and Askarrans who identify as non-binary; I've just had no reason to have one in any of the stories (at least, not yet). Although that said, I don't think an Askarran specifically would advertise themselves as being as such, since that entire thing is kind of a touchy subject for them (especially since the Askarran race unfortunately have their reasons).


**Ennor** Faeries, both Alloran and Eselian fit the description. - Faeries do not have genitalia. They reproduce through shedding a huge amount of body weight and consolidating that copy of themselves into a ball. After several months of monitoring, the ball will eventually mold into a faerie. Some faeries mix their sheddings with other faeries to maximize genetic diversity. Others don’t, due to the desire of keeping the bloodline pure. - Because they reproduce asexually, faeries don’t have any genitalia to associate a gender with. However, faeries have been either enslaved or integrated into societies that do have that for centuries. Thus, most faeries choose a gender or have one put onto them in order to act more “civilized”. Because they started off as a parasite that killed many elves, many faeries still have the desire to atone for this perceived sin. - Of course, not every faerie agree with this idea, that they should associate themselves with a gender. There’s a variety of reasons for this, but the primary one is to separate themselves from elven civilizations. To define themselves, their cultures, and their new histories, outside of the confines they’ve been provided with. This happens most often with Eselian faeries with around 32% of all Eselian faeries considering themselves genderless or non-binary. Most of these faeries live in the faerie dominated colony of Ciatzo.


Not in my current project, but I’m thinking about writing a romance with the main character as a trans woman who will have friends who are non-binary and friends who are from other parts of the LGBTQI rainbow of wonderful people. I’ve just started a new job so my writing has slowed down a bit, but I have the general gist of the story in my mind. It’s going to be a sort of coming of age and demanding acceptance of who they are by the people in their life. They will meet and fall in love with someone who sees them as who they are.


Idk why but I write more when I have something to do. Ohh you can’t write for months but now that you have way less free time now you have a twelve page document of ideas and the urge to write every second. Yeah thanks brain would of loved that during quarantine!


😂 ahhh the human brain, what an odd creature it is!


Leshy plants, races that it doesn't make sense, like Slaad and Illithid. Most of my angels are non-binary. Yeah, who doesn't? Just left GenCon. Had lots of gaymers at my table, all of them rolling something along those lines. I hope we can leave the homophobia behind. I currently have Fae Lords, Ladys and Heirs. I use the term to describe a Lord or Lady that doesn't fit in the binary spectrum.


I currently have one. A centaur named Mavey. While that is the only named non-binary character, the world I'm creating would house many others that identify as non-binary. In Nightshade, gender identity and sexuality are viewed much more progressively than in the human world. In a world full of mythical/folkloric creatures, it makes sense that this would be the case due to how fluid to nature many of these creatures is (i.e. fae, shapeshifters, half human-half animals, etc.). There are two characters I'm debating on whether to make them non-binary or gender fluid in accordance with the lore surrounding their mythical race (angels). But so far, Mavey the centaur is my only *named* non-binary character.


Interestingly enough I have a race of very powerful beings, similar to humans who have developed three genders, Man, woman, and intersex (this one being due to a mutation that was left unchecked in their evolutionary history). Not sure if that counts. The intersex members of the race are even given a high level of respect and admiration as they're seen to be a better version of the race blessed by the gods in some cultures. For the most part they look androgynous though can be a male with a female's lower section or a female with a dong. In more extreme cases which is rare, intersex members will look predominantly like others of their primary gender though will have the opposite sex organ. So instead of someone that doesn't look exactly male or female so it's really hard to tell (despite one being male with a vagina and vice versa) you also have those that obviously look like other members of their gender just with different reproductive organs. Many members even coined their racial term for the word "they" or just don't use a gender pronoun at all, instead opting for just their name as a classification. There also intersex genders that prefer the terms of either/or, meaning they'll refer to themselves as either normal gender in distinctly and uncaringly.


One of the R&D (Research & Development, the codename I use for a project) characters go by nonbinary pronouns


The elementals don't have genders but they mostly look like a female/male just because it's easier than having to repeatedly explain that their bodies are made entirely out of their element and are contained in an outer 'shell' Also if you tried to have sex with an elemental you would just be sticking your dick in whatever their element is, so basically don't have sex with the fire, lightning, ice or earth elemental


While I do have shapeshifters so both well one character who’s a shapeshifter prefers being a girl. It’s complicated why, but it’s fresh in my mind since I wrote her today. When young she was treated as a pet and her tamer forced her to be a girl (no not to do that! He didn’t want her being used to using the body of a swordsman or something if she decided to rebel. Just because she can shapeshifter into something doesn’t mean she can move perfectly as it the first time), then when she was saved by her teacher he told her to stay in her current form not to raise suspicion that he was traveling with a different person everyday. Then her teacher left because something came up, and he’ll totally gonna come back, and not die. He told her to practice her disguise, even simulating growth and aging so that she wouldn’t be caught as monster and she followed his suggestion. But she could told my turn into a guy if she wanted. I didn’t really think of it much other then that, the continents and world sized beasts probably (at least the world sized beasts) don’t meet each other enough in the void of space to reproduce sexually. It also would be rather problematic if one continent uhh mounted another. Since the continents are parasites maybe they reproduce like viruses using the worlds body (you know, like islands coming from lava). The people of world only have theories since you know these things are millions to billions of years old it would be very unlike to see them reproduce. Other than that a corpsemancer could be gender fluid with their ability to take over corpses or replace parts of their body with parts of others. It’s hard to get a gender identity when you’re switching bodies or parts all the time. Ohh the iron species (These names suck I really need to think of some better ones, but yes they are conscious and not some monsters) reproduce by like taking over iron? Like they can give consciousness to other iron somehow. They were created…by a uhhh I didn’t write it down. Anyways i didn’t write much about them down, something about steel, like it’s just the word steel. So I guess they rust or something. I mean other than there will probably be non binary or lgbtq+ people that aren’t that because of biology or abilities. Though I could see the horrendous human animal hybrids created by Ernas the horrible being both.


In my world of Iiyamen (either the "land of the fae" or "land of the wicked", depending on your feelings towards them), gender itself is a thing, but gender *roles* are very fluid. An eventual mentor to my character is a transwoman. The AMAB character themself is going to ultimately transition to nonbinary, using she/they pronouns. They don't wholly identify as being a woman, but they feel more connections to femininity.


I run a fairly traditional fantasy game and I've debated to what extent non-binary genders would be tolerated within each culture. I know my own gender privilege is influencing me overly, but Western European history certainly pushed for the binary biology argument for centuries. The question is still open to me however and I struggle with it frequently.


As seen from outside, elves have 3 genders: red, green, and blue. The genders manifest in their eye colors, and their aptitudes. Elves don’t exactly mate, but a pair of different colors can produce an offspring of the third color. From human and dwarf perspectives it’s all very weird. From an elven perspective, the genders are manifestations of the one unique soul that the whole race shares. As long as the 3 colors stay perfectly balanced the elven spiritual energy can flow undisturbed, maintaining their magic prowess and immortality. Any imbalance can lead to spiritual leaks, making the whole race weaker. Extreme imbalances might even cause aging.


I have a villian who can shape chance his body to a man if the wants too. I have other characters who are gay or bi. But that'll be the only one actually. I try not to put things in my story for political correctness or inclusion, just what i feel would be interesting


The ''Overani'', a collection of biologically divergent humans make up the people of my conworld, all of the Overani, as well as all Overani life forms in general, are naturally intersex and thus they have no concept of biological sex or gender. Not sure if this fits.


Enlight: have two both are some sort of deity. Hirennuq, the doom bringer, the enforcer of fate, the turner of the cycle. All Outers have no actual gender but when contact with human they often have a preferred form, they are fully capable of change the gender of their avatar but uncommon and often by necessity. Hirennuq have none, they might appear as either gender, any age or even non-human. Making tracking their avatar is near impossible. The Direpodain, the prime chosen, the librarian of truth. Is actually a compound being of the mind of several individuals as some sort of hive mind. Also can choose whatever form they want when assuming a physical body or even split into several different bodies at the same time which even Hirennuq don't do this. This one is fit for a normal meaning of it when come to human of the word view, originally The Direpodain assume a gender ambiguous avatar, and they're "lover(s)" of Ileica, god of knowledge, everyone assumed they're a female. Then some thousand years later they dress as a man, causing ton of confusion and controversial. Later they splited I to several bodies of both gender.


Sorta of. Some of the gods are ascended mortals, but others were created by the First God, and these lack genders and change appearance based on who's dealing with them. There's also this one small hive mind made out of 3 druids who withstood a psychic attack together, and had their minds fused. The new being that came to be has no gender and is assexual.


# Red Sand While the LGBT "debate" continues on Earth, basically unchanged from the hate and dis-acceptance of differences we see today, on Mars it is a completely different story - but not for the reasons one might expect. Mars is basically a "shiny dystopia"; a corporatocracy and thus den of unchecked capitalism, where de-facto castes have even formed based around how "connected" to the various megacorporations one is. One of the results of this is that more individual traits are less considered in favour of traits relating to consumerism, demographics, etc. Nonbinaries (along with other LGBT identities), when that part of their self is are even considered, are done such in the light of how the affect corporations and marketing. Rainbow capitalism is a corporate marketing strategy like any other, and with that comes a surprising amount of acceptance and validity for the LGBT community. There is, in fact, a nonbinary (they/she) president of one of the megacorproations that rule Martian politics. They have written a book (piece of Martian propaganda) about their experiences growing up on Earth as a minority, and how much better Martians react to their identity.


I suppose. Having Changeling-type races almost requires it, but I see no reason any other character in my setting couldn't identify as non-binary. It's just that none of the main characters so far are because I have no familiarity with it to write with. Granted I've no experience being a dragon either, but there are no irl dragons to accidently insult unless you count Bezos.


yes! some human, some not. some i’ve written as nonbinary because it would make no sense for them to follow human social conventions — a dryad living far from civilization, for example, has only seen humans enough times to know they’re loud and bipedal. that’s not nearly enough exposure for someone to try and conceptualize something like gender. also, they’re a tree. why would a tree care even if it DID know. others i’ve made nonbinary because they know about gender but only ever use it for functionality rather than identity. kitsune, for example, are often imagined as beautiful women — but folklore tells us that they can also assume the form of old men. The form taken by a kitsune typically reflects the needs of that kitsune within the context of the folktale being read. a kitsune takes gender performance to the nth degree, and (i would imagine) has little interest in it other than that (and, also, it’s a fox. like trees, i doubt animals give much of a shit about gender). and then others i write as nonbinary because, why not.


I do. I have a mono-gendered species of reptilian creatures called Arcturians. They're all born intersex and only rarely do they choose to be wholly male or female since their bodies are reptilian enough to avoid dysphoria. Most, however, identify as female. Rarely, one will identify as male and that individual will never carry a clutch of eggs, only fertilize them. There are also a large number of non-binary individuals in their population, opting to both sire or lay clutches at different times in their life. One character who takes center stage in my story is Neriah. They're an Aru'nai warrior-- a religious warrior tasked with maintaining the balance between good and evil in the universe. They likely wouldn't say they're non-binary since their species doesn't have a true binary anyway, but to a Terran or another generally binary species, the description would be acceptable


That feature in the story? No, or at least none that make it publicly known or to whom it matters. Gender theory doesn't fit well into the medieval feel Adorai is meant to evoke.


My worldbuilding generally doesn't really go to the character level for the most part and is rather focused on events and societies, and as such the characters that do appear will basically always be "typical" examples of their race/culture. However in many of my fantasy and science fiction settings I have one or more races with no male/female dichotomy, and also the occasional human culture with no classical gender dichotomy within their culture.


The Arcane Clan is essentially a bunch of non-binary asexuals, as they only see gender & sex as a method of reproducing, and they can reproduce using magic much more efficiently. Also all gods in Keltiin are non-binary


**Den-City Of Earth** So, I'm just gonna give my opinion on something IRL, because their is no way to prove this, and probably won't be for a long time, if ever. From my, admittedly rudimentary, understanding of evolution and Darwinism, biological sex doesn't make sense. In my opinion, it would make make more sense for all multicellular life to be simultaneous hermaphrodites, so that every member of the species is compatible with every other member. I don't really have any characters in this world yet, but I have it so that of the 891 races that have come to occupy the earth over the last few decades (I only know what 3 of these species are like, not counting humans), only 8 have a earth-like concept of biological sex. Most are simultaneous hermaphrodites.


I've got a race called wisps. They were ancient humans who had their bodies stripped away as punishment busy the gods. Unlike humans, they exist as "souls" in the world, and they have no afterlife once they die. They reproduce through two wisps sacrificing a part of their souls to create a new wisp that is similar to them. Wisps are basically shadows of existence, and will be obliterated by direct sunlight. Because of this, they live in caves and underground cities. Their bodies fill the shape of anything non-sentient they can slip into. They do not have genders and exist as they are


If a member wanted non-binary to exist in my world, then sure, why not. It doesn't offend me or the people I play with. We're just guy friends that always play male characters. Never really given it thought to be honest.


All of my gods can shapeshift, so I'd guess they're all non-binary in that sense. Many do tend to stick with one sex, though.


I mean theres a Race that live in my worlds equivalent of Purgatory thats just being made of Pure void and Insectiod races also kinda count


**Tsamgotuei** The Tinkerer, a well-known prodigy inventor who abandoned their name for the title, and is non-binary, incidentally adding to the mystique of their character. The Dreamon Xonos, an obscenely powerful abominable shapeshifter whose only consistent feature is a symbol, an arch with a dot below it. The Dreamon Histros, a non-shapeshifting dreamon who simply had no gender identity from the get-go, prior to going critical. Several gods, a handful of unusual creatures, some eldritch entities, robots, and androids. And, of course, The Scribe themselves. Although their appearance is generally masculine, they do refuse a gender as they are a machine who hasn't a clue about their past. They may have had one once, who knows. Of course, universe Slipdream has billions of the trillions of living creatures that could be considered non-binary, those are just some of the more important ones I can think of at the moment. **Scare!** One of the main cast (yet to be named, I'm afraid) is non-binary. Two side-characters and a handful of gods I can think of. Also, unfortunately, unnamed. Names haven't been figured out yet. **The Tomb of King James Deradrake** Uh...god? But beyond that, I've written two characters so I couldn't tell you.


Mushmoosh is one of my main characters and is nonbinary, pansexual, and aromantic. He begrudgingly understands why people might mistake him for a cis guy since he still uses he/him pronouns, but he gets downright pissed when people assume any part of his identity is "because you're a mushroom." LuckyTomo physical forms have no influence on gender, sexual attraction, or romantic attraction, though they are linked to other personality traits.


I have a dark hole that was contained and eventually grew intelligence(don’t ask me how it just sounded cool)


I'm thinking of making a transhuman character who biologically has no gender due to heavy cybernetic and genetic augmentations.


At least one: Dunn Fralde (541-605; pronunciation: /dynːfraldə/). They’re a florist catering to the bourgeoisie of Visela, Irta (as well as the former indentured servant of the duchess of Bèrte, Lydea Irante) who meet Amera Maren by chance in 561. Amera later goes on to eetablish a rebellion against the queen of Irta, Adelea Irta, and Dunn proves to be a linchpin in this, particularly in terms of obtaining resources and connections to other Irtans who have had enough of Adelea’s nonsense. (They also start a relationship with Amera.) *more info to be added later*


One of my 5 man band is a changing named Reyne. I based them off one of my non-binary friend's dnd character.


There are entire non-binary species and cultures in my world. In terms of planned named characters, there's a golem, whose inhabitant quite frankly has no concept of gender. And a lich, who has so many missmatched bones no one knows what gender they were before undeath. Not that they care about such fleshy matters, the only dichotomy they accept is between revolution and reaction. Other characters may skirt the binary classification, but in the end firmly define themselves with one of either pronouns.


I have an intersex/genderfluid species, but doing it properly, and even having them as a species is a really hard situation. On one side, I feel it's fine if you don't make it the whole 'Aliens with Hats' situation where that is their defining characteristic, and you have similar tones outside of that 'species' categorization. You want to avoid making an 'other' out of entire groups, but also allowing it to be a normalised existence in your world. If you're making any marginalised group member central, and their issues and themes to be tackled, please talk to people in that space, and understand the why this character in this story.


In main world, there is a race, that can choose if they want to be male or female; and there is also a race, that doesn't have any gender (no gender specific organs). From other worlds, there is [Kya](https://www.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding/comments/obwosk/kya_my_fav_part_of_large_worldbuilding_project/) , and race that lives in there can freely change both their gender and how they look (althought this ability became more rare after they stopped traveling between worlds \[ most of them could learn how to transform, but it's rare as a natural talent\])


One of my main characters, and the in-world author of my story, is named Scribbles, a non-binary Scribe who chronicles the journey of the other characters. They/them pronouns are what what use and while their gender identity is certainly a big part of their character, it is not a huge part of the story itself. I plan to have a few other non-binary characters but just haven't gotten there yet.


I don't deal with LGBT stuff (most i do is just make everyone bi) so it isn't the most accurate representation. In my urban fantasy there is a secondary character that chose to have a surgery that would allow them to change their genitalia and breast size at will, they also let a specific type of other people choose what they will be reffered as and adjust the adjustable parts of their body. And as i was typing this i noticed that i have a POC queer character in one of my worlds, neat.


A recurring character that shows up later on down the road is Taylor. They grew up in an alternate reality, where the value of Anomalies was recognized and were utilized against all-powerful beings. Anomalies from this realm were pulled to the main universe when Succ (name is pending) threatens Earth, and Taylor is one of these Anomalies. They were born with a surprisingly common ability that allows them to work in perfect sync with a form of biological nanites/shapeshifting metal only recently discovered. Everyone born with this precise ability is shipped out to a specialized boarding school, training to be powerful, elite soldiers who operate in shapeshifting “mech” suits created from these bionanites. About halfway through their training, though, Taylor’s spine gets broken during a training exercise, so they have to use their bionanites to create leg bracings that they control with their mind. As such, Taylor always feels uncomfortable when separated from their Bionanite Harness, as they are unable to walk without it. Taylor’s non-binaryness is never really talked about too much, outside of explaining it to a cowboy from the 1800s, which I, personally, believe it should be, as it’s another step towards making non-binaryness completely normal in the eyes of everyone.


Among the Grandchildren, there are quite a few. The Grandchildren are immortal beings who were created by the Tridecahedron and are either speciesless individuals, members of small broods, or have very few individuals (all being involved with some cosmic management work). Among the Rewá-ndatã there is Ŋawamã. They are a first-gen RN often associated with the oceans, especially the Inner Ocean. They created the hydroids, one of the seventeen sapient species on the Ether's Planet. They are the single parent of Indaʻy and Païmã. Among the Rainbow Circle there is Xajtaki. They, alongside the other members of the RC, are a shape-shifting entity designated to protect and watch Dakaru. Xajtaki is green. I haven't thought much about the Rainbow Circle's personalities.


I have dozens of characters who are neither sex because they are genderless constructs of magic or energy or illusion. They can look like whatever they want, however they want.


Of course! After all, my world takes place in the present and used to take place in the real world before the universe shattered. But there's also nb characters in the magical parts of my world, the parts that came from elsewhere in the universe. For example, technically every single woodling is nb. They don't reproduce sexually and don't have sexes, and they don't really have gender either. When interacting with species that do have gender, the woodlings just choose one that they like and use that. Also, a lot of the gods and god-like beings are nb. Why pick one gender when you're an all-powerful shapeshifter that's far above the mortal concept of gender? Lol


oh plenty, the world of pyre, despite being a thoroughly mad world of religious extremists, is actually extremely chill when it comes to gender and sexuality and all that, the general outlook is that if the gods didn’t want people creating and discovering their own identities, they wouldn’t have given them the faculties to do so. so you get say, francis dekker, a down on their luck detective who’s decided gender simply isn’t for them, or infamous playwright margaret villein who used both he/him *and* she/her, or, well, i could keep going but you get the idea, non-binary identities are a normal and fairly common thing on this planet.


Demons (not demonoids) lack sex and gender entirely, being formed from primordial darkness, along with Thing; the charismatic organizer of the ravenous, and manipulator of mortals to get what it wants. Also, Xa’aht soldiers are brainwashed to the point where they don’t even see themselves as individuals anymore, being indistinguishable from the drones that fight alongside them.


all of the characters in my world are robots.


Well Gender isn't a binary system anyway, therefore there aren't any non-binaries around. Also I have a lot of different species around and some of them aren't even fully mortal and lack any kind of biology.


Currently yes and no because gender isn't really a concept to the one world I have now


Virtigo is a fae with the unique properties to transform into anything. They don’t have an assigned gender but I do refer to them with female pronouns as they take the appearance of a queen to rule a nation, which they stay in for a majority of my narrative


This may or may not apply. The character I just finished drawing, [Troy](https://www.reddit.com/r/worldbuilding/comments/pqwz58/troy_dranace_patternssolid_affinity_invokist/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) is from a species that's almost all hermaphroditic. Possessing fully functional both male and female genitalia. His friend, Fensarti, is one of that majority with both and I am mostly going with referring to Fen by name or title to avoid confusion for now. The species has no dimorphism and doesn't understand the concept of genders though, as their society never made them. Their language's pronouns literally translate to 'have beared children' and 'hasn't yet beared children.' And as ~90% of them can do so, this is more akin to 'child' and 'adult' than genders.


I remember playing a game with a species of hermaphroditic people.


**Empire** Asha debatably counts, since as a Gilded One, she was given a feminine-ish chassis, yet her more organic components are that of a man, namely, a former New Moreno Red Hawk named Viktor Grabitel. While she doesn’t remember much of her past life (the guy’s life, since Asha’s programming is, well, if you heard of The Matrix it’s kinda like that situation). I kinda have a feeling that barely counts anyways since it’s kinda clumsily written at this point.


Certain cultures in Tadi have non-masculine and non-feminine genders. Among the Naal there is a third gender grouping that has been assigned to religious roles like seers and oracles


My world is a classical DnD world with feudal social structures. Blood links hold a very litteral power so even thoug gender is not an issue when it comes to power (women can hold title as much as men), it is when it comes to marriage and alliances so hiding your true sex is very frowned upo in high society but people don't care in mundane life. In practice that means that noble person can be very sensitive on this issue. But one part of the world does it all the time. Dragons and in particular metallic ones have the power to turn any humanoid shape and will create different personnas with different races/gender for each of them. Most of them don't really feel the need to conform to their biological sex in their personnas becasue they don't have the same meaning at all in dragon society. I generaly use that mostly to surprise players becaue they won't assume different gendered personans are one and the same dragon that thy met in a different scenario.


Oh yeah. I have multiple gods and even a primordial who are. Mece is a void like primordial so gender makes no sense for them. Nhil the deity of neutrality, Wortulga the druidic death diety, Ash diety of rebirth, Gala the masked, Ignormundous the many armed, Mycelus-Strog’oth the fungal horde, Xi kiki the warring lord, Juljkygg the plague bringer Machus, the machine God is an it. So is Mal Gratis the wanderer, Omus the lesser god of the silent voice, Yggmar the tree God of Nadar and Zil the visitor. Ser the all seeing God is a hive mind so it makes no sense to have any gender, same with Quatira diety of storms, and Agoth the adaptable. Animalees the mind bender bends minds and attaches it to itself so it has multiple minds, multiple personalities and therefore multiple personalities Daemian, God of chaos changes his presenting gender constantly but uses male pronouns.


Indeed. I have a weird and not really thought through magic system, where magic is the manifestation of people's beliefs. In the "norse" religion of my world, some fractions if the population see one god as somewhat of a male and call him Glinðér, while others see that god as somewhat of a female - Glinda, and yet others see them as not exhibiting gender at all. (it is worth noting that the communities are often far apart and often have no way to communicate, their cultures can be thought of as separate cultures derived from a single one). Because of the magic system, their gods can materialise and visit the world of humans, and in the story i'm working on, this very god does so (in disguise) and even though the culture doesn't really recognise the non-binary gender, they will never conclude the stranger that visited them is either male or female. Fun fact, this god is derived from the same base character as two of my non-binary D&D characters i play as in different campaigns, and a non-binary character into a videogame i'm planning and writing. You can see i really like this character.