A few weeks back, the question arose in my guild’s chat regarding whether Apothecary was a He or a She (we stuck to Binary, for simplicity’s sake) with several points being highlighted (with varying degrees of obviousness):
princess Leia hairdo
knot on the beard
disproportionately large hand size
hot liquid (tea, based on consensus at the time after much deliberation)
“More than meets the eye…”
I thought maybe further input may be obtained on the forums during downtime, and the Study could be extended to other troops if any members want to highlight them.
With apologies if this is in the wrong category or an unsuitable casual topic, and looking forward to additional observations and troops worthy of analysis.
“It wasn’t that dwarfs weren’t interested in sex. They saw the vital need for fresh dwarfs to leave their goods to and continue the mining work after they had gone. It was simply that they also saw no point in distinguishing between the sexes anywhere but in private. There was no such thing as a Dwarfish female pronoun or, once the children were on solids, any such thing as women’s work.”
Lord Ironbeard found Lady Ironbeard ugly when he first met her because she didn’t have a beard. He was only attracted to her when she proved her strength. So dwarven women do all have beards, and Lady Ironbeard is an exception. Dwarves therefore must have a very different standard of beauty and no doubt find beardless humans unattractive.
So Lady Ironbeard has a genetic beardeformity, that she compensates with her strength.
If Gemhammer shares the same recessive genes (possibly a relative?), then the case for She Apothecary is significantly strengthened…
…assuming they didn’t mean anything relevant by “More than meets the eye…”
And here I thought by the thread title we’d be counting number of troops representing different gender groups in an attempt to determine whether there is equal (or near-equal) representation of said groups; i.e: diversity (that goes beyond the obvious “diversity” that comes from having a game with a variety of troop types like daemons, dwarves, and lapina)
Anyone know if any questlines pass the Bechdel test, for instance? And if we expanded the parameters a bit: anyone ever counted how many of the human-esque cards are people of color versus not?
I was curious to see such things, myself.
My suspicion (hypothesis!) is that the male vs. female vs. vs. other vs. too-monstrous-to-tell-or-matter is a lot more even than skin color, but who knows unless we gather evidence to the contrary?