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  • Emerald, formerly Richard in 5ideways.
  • In Aerial Magic, trans people are called "self named". Josette is a trans woman who mentions picking out her own name.
  • The Alchemist from Agents of the Realm is referred to with "they". Word of God is they're non-binary.
  • Almighty Protectors has Flame Thrower and Mineral, a trans woman and trans man respectively.
  • In Alice and the Nightmare, Dee and Dum Vena identify as "they", and are both canonically nonbinary.
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  • Starlet Pony of Apricot Cookie(s)! is revealed in chapter 4 to be biologically male, and transforms using a rare card in his deck
  • Bedivere in the modern and space arcs of Arthur, King of Time and Space following two successive Retcons to the original female version. (The first used a series of No Fourth Wall strips to establish he was now male but still in a relationship with Kay so the strip had a main gay couple; the second was that the earlier strips where he was physically female were still in continuity.)
  • In Autumn Bay, Ghoul is a trans man. Not a lot of attention is drawn to the fact (except a bit of fanart displayed on the Transgender Day of Remembrance), but an introspective flashback shows a shadowy feminine figure.
  • Awful Hospital: One Burger Fool side character's childhood Trans Tribulations left her deeply jaded about even the idea of mothers and utterly apathetic to the Zombie Apocalypse consuming Earth after she traveled further into The Multiverse. She considers taking her mother's name out of spite but, after Fern addresses her as "Miss", uses that as a name instead.
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  • The two main characters of Between the Lines are teenage trans girls. Shay coaxes the reluctant protagonist to start dressing how she wants and go out as a girl despite her parents wishes. There's also Nikki, a Rich Bitch who ironically used to bully Shay for being effeminate. Shay finds it amusing the transphobic bully was also secretly transgender.
  • Blindsprings:
    • Ember is Duine, a term in their world for non-binary gender.
  • Never Satisfied has protagonist Lucy, fellow apprentice Tetsu, and one of the beggar kids, all of whom use they/them and are nonbinary.
    • The same comic has other transgender characters in the form of Ana, Broom Girl, and Su-Yeong as trans women and Franco Vasillia as a trans man.
  • The minor character Aubrey in Boy Meets Boy is a pre-op trans man.
  • But I'm a Cat Person is an Urban Fantasy that features at least one nonbinary character. Timothy is a bigender person who goes by "Camellia" when presenting as female. He runs a branch of a Catholic hunger-relief charity. Timothy uses either pronoun, except at work due to not being out there.
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  • Calogrenant by Gillian Cameron centers on a trans female Knight of the Round Table.
  • One of the lead characters in Closetspace is a transgender woman, who struggled with the decision of whether to undergo SRS, later she has the surgery and retains her female identity. The other lead is also transgender, just starting her life as a woman.
  • Word of God is that Chelsie Warner of Concession identifies as female, but since she's ten years old and, going by her behaviour, suffering from a LOT of sex-related issues it's unclear in the comic. The Where Are They Now epilogue shows her at the age of eighteen, fully transitioned and apparently recovering from her traumatic childhood.
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  • In Cucumber Quest, one of the Disaster Masters is a trans woman, as confirmed by Word of God. With the change in gender also came a change in name (Thornmaster —> Rosemaster); she's not particularly pleased that the legends still refer to her by her old title and pronoun.
  • In Dear Children, there are numerous clues that a particular one of the protagonists is a trans girl, though it has not yet been explicitly stated.
  • Norn from Demon Street is non-binary. Norn isn't their birth name, but a name they chose for themself.
  • Casually mentioned in Dominic Deegan; the "alterist" (magical plastic surgeon/fertility doctor) Dominic and Luna go to see gives herself as an example of the non-Mad Scientist applications of alterist magic when Dominic gets freaked out. She looks entirely like an average biological woman (even allowing for the Only Six Faces artstyle), her status doesn't matter to the story, and the situation isn't played for either laughs or angst.
  • In The Dragon Doctors, there are plenty of Gender Benders, but one actual trans man does show up in Mori's backstory chapter. In a setting where magic can easily change your gender, this might not seem to be a big issue, but Lem came from a country where magic was strongly discouraged. Worse, Lem was self-medicating with cheap, temporary Gender Bender potions that had a toxic after-effect, and he nearly died from it.
  • The Dragon Queen features the eponymous hero, the city's "first and only transvestite super-hero" who was born Bradley Bartlett but currently dresses female, identifies as Brandywine Bartlett, and has the people around her use female pronouns.
  • Dumbing of Age:
    • Jocelyne Brown, Joyce's older brother. At the time of the comic she seems to only use her preferred name in her writing and is not out to her parents.
    • Carla is a transgender woman, first according to Word of God and later confirmed. She's the human counterpart of Ultra-Car from Shortpacked!, below.
  • Early on in 8-Bit Theater, Red Mage was shown to have various gender identity issues. Later subverted when it was revealed that he wasn't transgender at all, but that Thief had simply been playing headgames with him to make him think he was, for no apparent reason other than Thief's amusement at the emotional distress this caused him.
  • El Goonish Shive:
    Grace: You're just...I think it's genderfluid? I'm pretty sure that applies to you...
    Tedd: I'm—that's a thing? There's a name for it?
    • Apparently, Grace learned about transgender people from a trans guy comic store patron. Said guy, Sam, went on a not-exactly-a-date with Sarah and soon after discovered he had been given a Gender Bender spell.
    • If Tedd's talk with a space whale and the spell he cast is any indication, in the EGS 'verse non-cisgender identity stems from having a soul that's not the same gender/sex as your body. In Tedd's case, it looks like his soul switches from male to female occasionally.
    • Arguably, Vladia is a trans woman though she doesn't think of it that way instead thinking of herself as never having been a "man" in her life. As far as she's concerned, she was merely a nominally male monster named Vlad before becoming a human woman (emphasis on "human") and wants to stay that way.
    • Magus is revealed to be a trans man (whose home universe is a place where transitioning is easy and broadly accepted) and believes Ellen is too. She's not but given her history as an Opposite-Sex Clone with Elliot's memories it's not an unreasonable conclusion to reach.
    • In a sense, Ellen is a trans woman though, given that she remembers growing up male as Elliot and identifies only as female. On the other hand, she also has a set of memories starting from the time of birth of another female version of herself which makes her identity very confusing, even to herself sometimes.
    • Elliot himselfnote  is likely bigender since he never feels dysphoria as a girl or as a boy.
    • If these three strips are any indication, Grace may be polygender (experiencing multiple gender identities), since she's comfortable transforming into forms that have any biological sex (including intersex) and exhibit any gender expression.
    • There is also the minor character Felix who, as Pandora notes, is less into transformation and more just a trans woman.
  • Eth's Skin (mostly SFW except for casual nudity) is a fantasy webcomic where the protagonist, Eth, is a nonbinary fisher. It takes place in an alternate version of British Columbia. They accidentally mistake a selkie for a "beach walker" and grab their seal skin. The clothing is magical and thus Eth is unable to stop holding it. They have to go on an adventure in order to remove it.
  • Minor character Riley from Errant Story is intersex, which has caused chaos at least once.
  • A transgender character receives a surprisingly sympathetic treatment in Exiern, a comic which normally plays its gender benders for laughs, when one of a group of gender-bent priests is shown to view it less as a curse and more as a liberation, and her backstory clearly describes someone who entered the priesthood primarily because she was unhappy with her birth gender.
  • Z from the Slice of Life Journal Comic Gemini. An interesting case, as her body is not just her own; she shares it with a cis man.
  • Ghastly's Ghastly Comic featured Freddy, a woman with a penis and a male name whom the author referred to as "s/he": "I feel s/he transcends all normal concepts of gender. S/he's not gender dysphoric, s/he's gender euphoric."
  • The main character of Goodbye to Halos, Fenic, is a transgender girl with latent magical powers who's trapped in another world. There's also Jessica the bear bandit, who is nonbinary, and Leo, who considers himself "some kind of genderqueer" per Word of God.
  • Gqutie has protagonist Ronnie, who is genderqueer, and their transgender partner, along with other trans characters.
  • Gravity Break: Cataclysm features several transgender characters. The protagonist, Emilia, is a trans girl who has used an illegal substance to turn into a catgirl, as an alternative to conventional medical transition. Her girlfriend Erin is also transgender, while supporting characters Minkah and Charon are both non-binary.
  • In Greg, Greg is hit on by the same transgender person in multiple strips despite his unwillingness to engage.
  • Groovy, Kinda Reade Turner, formerly Reed Turner, is a sarcastic used bookstore owner and mother of teenagers Tristan and Iseult.
  • The main character in The Hazards Of Love is non-binary. Word of God is that if they knew the terms for it, they would identify as an "agender butch."
  • Pheia Tessier is Holystone is the setting's equivalent of a trans woman. The spoken language has been stated to have gendered dialects, so her gender identity is treated as a non-issue by the rest of the cast.
  • Neve from Ignition Zero is genderfluid. They're extremely excitable and perky.
  • About half the cast of the webcomic Jenny Haniver; most notably Jordan (starting at about 2/3 of the way through the comic), Charlie, Welsie, Orion, and Tweety (starting shortly after Jordan comes out as nonbinary).
  • Karabear Comics Unlimited debuted Eiderdown, a trans woman superhero, in issue 3.
  • Katie Lynne Sapphe: The Webcomic is a very irregularly updated Diary Comic by a transgender woman going through transition as a college student.
  • Tom and Charlie from Khaos Komix, Tom being a trans man and Charlie being a trans woman. The author also identifies as "Trans". They became friends in high school but were severely bullied to the point where a group of kids beat Charlie up, wanted to rape Tom, and forced their families to move out of the town. Current time they're two college students whose arcs revolve around their boyfriends.
  • Kill Six Billion Demons: 82 White Chain Born in Emptiness Returns to Subdue Evil. As an angel, they are a bit of a strange example. Angels are naturally sexless, and consider gender to be just one of the many stupid things humans do. White Chain confesses to feeling "a bit feminine," which is treated as a sign that their time among humanity is corrupting and weakening them. Angels default to male nouns and pronouns, such as referring to each other as "brother" for the sake of convenience, and White Chain lampshades the Double Standard.
  • Leif & Thorn has Juniper (agender, they/them pronouns) and Delphinium (trans woman).
  • Lollipup, one of the title characters from Lemonhead And Lollipup is a trans girl.
  • Magical Boy is a comedy about a trans man named Max who has to deal with Magical Girl powers.
  • In Maggot Boy, the muscular undead Action Girl Reth mentions being trans. For Owen Wright, undead Serial Killer Enfant Terrible, mentioning his trans status is a Berserk Button like none other.
  • Senna in Ménage à 3 is or appears to be a Brazilian trans woman with a female figure so attractive that she has a job as an international lingerie model, but also with a fully functional penis, along with a highly active sex drive. The comic's cast page flags her as bisexual, but her main interest seems to be seducing attractive men; she's engaged in an extended game of Corrupt the Cutie with the naive Gary. Exact details of her condition are unclear; when asked, the writers admitted that they're keeping their options open regarding her history, status and future plans for treatment, but for now, she likes being the way she is. She mostly seems to be a joke about one or two real-world trans fashion models who've come out of Brazil, while also serving as a source of jokes about Gary's naivety.
  • While Ash from Misfile is a Gender Bender, much of his struggles closely resemble those of a trans boy, such as his angst of being seen as a woman and the frustration over being trapped in the "wrong" body.
  • Monsterkind has Louise, who is later revealed by Word of God to be non-binary, and preferring they/them pronouns.
  • The human kids in Neo Kosmos are raised by a One-Gender Race of aliens, so most of them end up being agender and using neutral pronouns for themselves, since they have little interest in the concept of gender. Iris is an exception, being what we would consider a trans girl.
  • This The Non-Adventures of Wonderella strip reveals that Jesus considers himself this: since he was the result of a virgin birth, he doesn't have a Y-chromosome, but identifies as male.
  • Mr. Normal is a Cringe Comedy webcomic about a closeted trans woman trying to not be one. She acts very transphobic to cover up her feelings and overcompensates being masculine.
  • Marius from My Life In Blue.
  • On a Sunbeam features Elliot, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.
  • The titular Pandora from Pandora's Tale is a transgirl, as is a good chunk of the cast. Being trans is a general theme of the work.
  • In Paranatural, side character RJ, member of the bully squad, is nonbinary and goes by "they/them" pronouns. They were introduced to the concept by going to a rock concert with edutaining lyrics and a magazine thrown into the audience.
  • In Pilot, since it's the future, people are a lot more mindful of non-binary gender identities. To combat ambiguity, the people of the future came up with a solution: Colored arm bands, which easily convey one's preferred pronouns so nobody gets confused. Going without an armband is perfectly legal, though you'd risk being accidentally misgendered.
  • In Prague Race, Miko is transgender and has a relatively subtle reveal. Besides a handful of hints at the start of the series (some hints of concerns about his body shape and a character noting he has a "girly" scream), the scene in which he is being turned into a werewolf for the first time shows his chest binder being cut off as the rest of his clothes rip off. It's confirmed not long after that this is the case when he refuses to take human form again until he has another binder.
  • The Princess revolves around a young trans girl named Sarah. Compared to the others it has a considerably lighter tone, being almost like a children's comic. There are other trans characters that pop up, including an older trans boy Sarah likes and Sarah's best friend eventually being revealed as nonbinary.
  • Questionable Content:
    • Claire is a trans woman who starts coming out to people in the comic after she joins Marten's circle of friends. She and Marten enter a relationship without any difficulty, although she's occasionally mentioned some Trans Tribulations in her past: her transition was difficult and didn't leave her the emotional space to date anyone before Marten, and her brother is quite worried for her at first when she comes out.
    • Mentioned by Tai the librarian: she had a phase of identifying as a boy, binding her breasts, "wearing lots of Carhartt stuff", etc., but settled as a Tomboyish lesbian.
  • Rain:
  • In Rock and Riot, Ace is agender, and their gang, The Bandits, are all non-binary and use "they", aside from Skip.
  • In The Rock Cocks, Dakota is heavily implied to be a trans man (for example, he is shown wearing a binder). And the authors have confirmed this.
  • Ivo Keys from Shaderunners is bigender.
  • Sharp Zero has non-binary superheroes, like Grasshopper, who is genderfluid, and Deathwish, who is agender.
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  • Ultra-Car from Shortpacked! is an odd example. As the name suggests, Ultra-Car starts as a super-powered robot car whom everyone addresses as male. However, eventually "he" wants to be a girl instead, and has Joe and Rachel build a Fem Bot body to transfer into. Given these circumstances, she actually refers to herself as a "transchassis woman."
  • Silver Bullet Nights and its spin-offs feature several transgender and genderfluid characters.
    • Rachael is an intersex character who largely presents and identifies as female but also occasionally enjoys "letting out her boy side".
    • Donovan, one of the main characters, is both a transman and werecat.
  • In Sister Claire, Sister Oscar is a trans woman, and was raised by another trans woman, Sabine, who understood Oscar's gender identity issues and allowed her to present as a girl from a young age. The comic also has Magpie, who's genderqueer (and implied to have been assigned female at birth) but who uses magic to switch between physically male and female forms at will but typically presents as a male.
  • In Sleepless Domain, a little girl Undine is protecting talks about how a cousin of hers recently got the dream that bestows Magical Girls with their powers. The girl says that it was a surprise because "we still thought she was a boy." " In the author notes for that same comic, the author confirms that trans magical girls are a thing that can happen as, in the setting of the comic, any girl can become a magical girl. She also states that, no, she will not be fielding any questions on the physicality of it and she's not prepared to go into non-binary magical girls because that is too complex an issue for her to tackle without feeling like she isn't dictating to others about it. A comic soon after confirms the little girl's cousin is a recurring character, Zoe.
  • String Theory: Darren, a Shock and Awe-powered man with beard and Bald of Awesome, is mentioned as being transgender in his character bio. Word of God is that his government employers, while far from a bastion of social progressiveness, okayed his transition and fund his hormones because it improved his work.
  • In Superego, one of the main characters, Sam, is a trans man.
  • In Tales of a Gay Asian, there is a trans woman sengchou who has stubble and gets further surgery to look like Lady Gaga.
  • Tales of the Galli: All the Galli are Gender Variant males who have undergone ritual castration for religious purposes. Thereafter some adopt feminine names and dress, while others don't.
  • The now defunct Trane-generation comic was a bunch of gag comics revolving around transgender issues, mainly those of trans men.
  • The main subject of Trans Girl Diaries as it involves a main cast of transgender characters. Also it has a Fan Sequel to Venus Envy, "This is Your Life."
  • Tripping Over You: Liam's acquaintance Matt transitions sometime between Liam leaving law school and Matt starting a legal apprenticeship with Liam's father Eli. To Liam's pleasant surprise, Eli is supportive of Matt, and Matt enjoys the autonomy and control over their transition that the extra income provides.
  • Natani of TwoKinds is a particularly convoluted case. They started out as a tomboyish girl who dressed up as and pretended to be a boy so they could stay with their elder brother Zen, the last surviving member of their family, when he joined the incredibly misogynistic assassin's guild of their people, who would have executed the both of them if they found out they were AFAB. At some point, they understandably began idly wishing they were male, since it'd be so much less of a hassle. Then they flubbed an assassination attempt and they got hit with a Black Magic spell that destroyed parts of their soul, requiring their brother to let them use his to "fill in the gaps". A side effect of this Mental Fusion was a severe shakeup in identity, and so he came to see himself as a guy trapped in the body of a girl, with no small amount of self-loathing. During the events of the comic, their mental link to Zen is stifled, which provides the opportunity for a Journey to the Center of the Mind in which they confront their original self from before the soul-splitting. This alternate Natani calls the present Natani out on how some of their beliefs about themself are misguided, and even misogynistic, and whilst it is emphasized that Natani can't be "changed back" and that their mind will never completely heal its many fractures, this does lead to some mental healing. After this event, Natani is more of a gender-fluid character that perhaps closest aligns to The Lad-ette in nature; a female body, a strongly masculine mentality/personality, and a comfortable acceptance of both parts in themself. Further complicating the matter, during the Journey to the Center of the Mind, the Past Natani suggests that they were always a little gender-fluid. Their exact words being "I didn't mind being a girl, but... I liked being seen as a boy".
  • While Dr Pegasus in Umlaut House is a fairly typical Gender Bender in the current stories, there have been a few hints that she had to deal with the problems typical of a Real Life transgender before that.
  • In Jennifer Diane Reitz' series Unicorn Jelly, Wai Wai Ngo is eventually revealed to be a transgender man. This is a serious issue, as gender deviation is punished by death in the society of the time, and furthermore, this is discovered at a point After the End when everyone is obligated to have children due to the small surviving gene pool. In the Alternate Universe series To Save Her, we see a younger Wai struggling to get his father to recognize him as male; later, during their travels, he is given sex-reassignment surgery to become fully male (the medical science in the Splay they went to being highly advanced).
  • Unity:
    • Main character Juni Melrose identifies as neutrois (although their neural clone Zero seems to identify as more feminine, or uses feminine pronouns at least, and also refers to Juni retroactively as female). Juni also seems to get into relationships with other genderqueer characters, such as Sam Roarke. Later, Tanya Harris implies a potential neutrois identification.
    • Alda Henning in the Breeder sub-story
    • In Blackout, Min is implied to be female-identified but has a male's spurs
  • Space Dredd, a multi-armed assassin with dark magical powers, of Val and Isaac is revealed to be a trans woman in one comic. A later one even notes that she's protected from I Know Your True Name style curses, because her true name isn't on her birth certificate, so only she and her parents know it.
  • Validation by Christian Beranek is a slice of life comic about a transgender girl named Ally.
  • Venus Envy is all about a trans girl teenager, who, at the beginning of the comic, has recently switched schools as she moves to living as a full-time female. She also has a friend the same age who is a transitioning trans boy too.
  • "Mool Byung", one of Yang Jooha's friends who dropped out of high school in Welcome to Room #305. They meet years later but he tries to avoid her at first but eventually they reconcile. One of their two other school friends didn't react as positive when she finds out though.
  • The protagonist of What's Normal Anyway? is a trans man, and the webcomic mainly revolves around gags related to him. It begins to have more continuity as it goes on, with him dealing with his transition and dating another trans man.
  • Widdershins: Eliza Swift is a trans woman pharmacist and Amateur Sleuth in 19th-Century Alternate History England. It's only addressed when her childhood friend reminds his father of her new name, and later when she lends some of her pre-transition clothes to a man and bluntly tells him not to ask why she has them..
  • Molly Ricketts in Witchprickers' Rule, Britannia is transgender. Although it's said early on that none of the other characters are sure whether he's a trans woman or a trans man, he's later revealed to be a trans man.
  • In The Wretched Ones, Charlie is revealed to be a trans man, and Spa is described as genderqueer.


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