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FINAL WARNING BRO
ELLIE AND RILEY ARE GAY AND IT'S AWESOME.
I mean, it all makes sense. The February 14 release date. The implied undertones in the promo material.
This is the third main character in video gaming history to be gay, at least as far as I know.
Tony, in GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010)
Jimmy Hopkins in Bully (2006) (Character can do tasks for various other characters, who reward him with a kiss, no matter the gender).
And now Ellie.