Last of Us 2: Is Abby Transgender? Answered

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The Last of Us 2 continues to tell the story of Ellie and Joel after that ending of the first game. There are new characters in The Last of Us 2’s story, though, and a fair few, including Abby, belong to the Washington Liberation Force. Abby becomes an integral character in the story, and following leaks prior to the game’s release, there were a lot of people questioning how she identified herself. In other words, is Abby transgender in The Last of Us 2?

Before you go any further, keep in mind that the answer to this question can be considered a Last of Us 2 spoiler to some. Turn back now if you’d rather not know until you’re finished playing.

Is Abby Transgender?

No, Abby is not transgender. Despite a number of rumors circling the internet prior to the game’s full release, there is nothing in The Last of Us 2 to suggest that Abby was transgender.

Even during the flashback section where we see Abby rescuing an injured zebra with her father, there’s nothing to suggest that Abby has recently transitioned. Instead, Abby is simply a muscular and athletic female, and a seriously badass one at that.

Who Is Abby?

Abby is the daughter of the scientist that Joel shot at the very end of The Last of Us. Furious at Joel’s selfish decision to save Ellie’s life at the cost of a cure for the virus, Abby embarks on a quest of vengeance to kill the man who killed her father.

Abby is the character that helps to track down Joel and Tommy at the beginning of the game, and inevitably kills Joel with the golf club in the lodge.

In summary,

  • Question: Is Abby transgender in The Last of Us 2?
  • Answer: No, she’s just a muscular, athletic female determined to fulfill her mission.

That’s everything you need to know about Abby in The Last of Us 2. For more on the game, head on over to our wiki.

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Chris is the Managing Editor of Twinfinite. Chris has been with the site and covering the games media industry for eight years. He typically covers new releases, FIFA, Fortnite and any good shooters for the site, and loves nothing more than a good Pro Clubs session with the lads. Chris has a History degree from the University of Central Lancashire. He spends his days eagerly awaiting the release of BioShock 4.