This. Always. Happens.
Come on guys, keep your composure, no one is going to come in here and have a conversation with substance if we keep acting like children. Triggered. I get it, this subject is hot on some people's minds because it feels personal. Nezha is a Warframe, the original person who it was made from was male. This Warframe wouldn't exist if not for Chinese Warframe, the Chinese LOVE their mythology and the heroes within. So they made him look that way, cool, he is effeminate.
I am a heterosexual Caucasian male. In almost every game there is a representation of my race and gender. Its kinda cool how much effort is given in this game to show different body types and hints at their personalities. I wish they would keep doing this, but care must be made to distance the Warframes from our very real lives. When these things were made, there were much bigger problems then trying to figure out where on a gender spectrum/web you lied. Nope, they actually feared being persecuted, and tortured in a very real and final way.
So how does this get dealt with? If you want Warframes to be characters, then we need to be able to get to know who they were much better, a la Umbra. Until this happens they will continue to be a mirror for players to fill with their own image.
This cyclical argument that always comes up...its exhausting to read and it stems from two simple facts. The word "trap" has different meanings. In anime culture it is a very effeminate character that you instantly assume is female and are led to believe this until the reveal is made, making the straight male suddenly have to question their sexuality, as this arena of thought is fair game in Asia. As these concepts migrate to our shores, we then must wrestle with it as well. How do most people deal with things they are uncomfortable with? Humor, even if it is poorly executed. This is further layered by our own modern internet culture.
On the other side in LBGT culture, a trap is a derogatory term for someone who is intentionally trying to mimic a female to sleep with straight males. This may seem harmless but is the primary fuel in homophobia, as straight males are worried they will approached and hit on by another male. Worse still, this has led to violence on people in these situations even when that person has in no way attempted to trick anyone into a sexual encounter they didn't want.
These two concepts are where our friction lies. You can believe whatever you want, but the Devs have stated they don't want any this bullS#&$ on their platform and that's that.
You're not off the hook either DE, all this "trap"speak is just a distraction for the real issue at hand. I get that you are trying your best to make a video game, and making a video game has nothing at all to do with chat moderation, so bringing in some people to help out was a good idea. Then they got rowdy and made some people upset (I have had uncomfortable moments with one of the "4 horsemen" which is alias I will use to describe the people that sparked this whole debacle). At some point you will need to make changes, and I can see that you have some things, but its the weird stuff that is pissing off the guys who keep bringing it up. Why are the 4 horsemen still out there? Why did it take until THIS MONTH for one of them to finally change their name? (I actually met her and added her as a friend, kindness can go a long way, especially with someone on the defensive. she seemed nice.) You don't owe me anything. I have reached out to you before and was struck down by callousness, that event will forever paint you in what I assume are your true colors. However, you can't have this game and your quality of life while let your community sour like this. Maybe a community spotlight, introduce the 4 horsemen, put their history out there and have them write an apology to the community, take away whatever power you have given them, there are plenty of ways to address this issue, but turning your nose up at it is not one of them and this whole business is what happens, and it will continue to sour and spread. As an NCO in US Army, I have learned some things, and one of the most important lessons is:
-Bad news gets worse with time.
The voice of one of 14 million registered losers.