Animation Character Non-human Nonbinary Show

Kazi (The Dragon Prince)

Kazi is a nonbinary character from The Dragon Prince. They are a sunfire elf and a student of language, as well as a translator for sign language.  After the release of season three, the official Dragon Prince Twitter account announced that Kazi was nonbinary and goes by they/them pronouns. 

Cartoon Character Non-human Nonbinary Show


Happy Paintbrush go spinny!

Paintbrush is Inanimate Insanity’s first confirmed nonbinary character that uses they/them pronouns. Many characters thought they were a boy, while others thought they were a girl, until they all caught on and began referring to Paintbrush with they/them pronouns.

More info:

  • Other names: According to a wiki page about Paintbrush, they have been labeled “The Hothead”.
  • Pronouns/gender: they/them, nonbinary
  • Media Appearance: Contestant on online animated reality series Inanimate Insanity

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Character Mental Illness Show Transmasc

Viktor Hargreeves

Viktor comes out as transmasc in Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy. It fits into his character arc very well, and all his siblings have different, but all kind and supportive, ways of reacting to his coming out. This was written into the script to support Viktor’s actor, Elliot Paige, who came out as transmasc between the releases of seasons 2 and 3!

Viktor has a long character arc, starting in the very first episodes of the show, centering on his journey of self discovery. He struggles with mental illness and overcoming his self-worth issues, and through the events of the show, slowly finds out who he is. Because of this, him coming out as transmasc fits seamlessly into his overarching character development. Viktor at the start of the show is soft-spoken and insecure, but as he finds himself, he becomes more confident, becoming in later seasons one of the most outspoken characters among the Hargreeves siblings. Viktor loves his siblings, and develops an especially strong relationship with Allison through the events of the show. Viktor is skilled at the violin, and is the most powerful Hargreeves sibling, with the power to manipulate sound and energy in a number of massively destructive ways.

More info:

  • Other Names: Number Seven, The White Violin
  • Pronouns/Gender: He/Him, transmasc
  • Media Appearances: Netflix show, major character (based on a character from a comic series by Gerard Way, the comic book version of the character isn’t listed here as she is not trans)

Story (SPOILERS!!)

Viktor was one of the children born on October 1st of 1989 in a strange event where 43 women, who were not pregnant before that moment, suddenly gave birth. Eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopted them soon after, along with 6 other children born in this event. At the Hargreeves mansion in an unnamed city, Reginald raised Viktor, originally under the name “Vanya”, and was raised alongside his siblings, Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Number 5, and Ben. Also each assigned a number, with Viktor being Number 7, the Hargreeves children were raised akin to experiments, with Reginald trying to form them into a sort of ragtag superhero team.

The practices Reginald used to train them, however, were incredibly abusive. When Reginald discovered early on that Viktor had powers that were, he believed, too powerful to be controlled, he began to give him pills to suppress his powers and memories of their powers. For his entire childhood from then on, he was instilled by his father with a belief that he was inherently lesser than his siblings, which would lead to extreme self-worth and mental health issues.

At the start of Season 1, the Hargreeves children have gone their separate ways, divided by the death of their brother, Ben. with Viktor living a quiet life, soft-spoken, focusing on his violin. The Hargreeves are brought together by the death of their father, and the sudden reappearance of Number 5, who had disappeared about a decade ago. Meanwhile, Viktor meets a man named Leonard, who is suspiciously kind to him. Despite his sibling’s’ suspicions, they get together, but they soon find proof that Leonard was preying on his self-worth issues so that he could turn him against his siblings. Viktor kills Leonard upon finding out, completely losing control over his powers as a result, just as Reginald feared. Seconds before his siblings calm him down, he fires a laser from his chest straight into the moon, causing a hail of moon rock that would destroy the Earth in mere minutes. Seconds before they’re crushed by a massive chunk of debris, Number 5 sends them all back in time, to a time decades before any of this even happened.

We find the Hargreeves siblings separated again in Season 2, this time scattered through different times early 60’s Dallas. Viktor, now suffering from amnesia, finds his way to a farm owned by a small family, Sissy, Carl, and their son Harlan, who has a mental developmental disorder. Viktor later saves Harlan, seconds away from drowning in a pond on the farm, by invoking his powers, inadvertently sharing a fraction of his powers with Harlan. As Viktor builds a relationship with Sissy, unhappy with her loveless and unhealthy marriage, they fall in love, and plan to run away together. When Carl finds out about their affair, reacting by threatening to put Harlan in an institution, they finally make an attempt, taking Harlan with them. Along the way, they’re caught by two police officers, one of which is Carl’s brother, and when Viktor uses his powers against the officers he is knocked unconscious by a gunshot. As Viktor is taken to the FBI headquarters, Carl begins to drag Harlan to his car to go through with his threat. Sissy , tired of his emotional abuse, threatens him with a rifle. Carl snatches the rifle, accidentally firing it directly at Harlan, who involuntarily deflects the bullet back towards his father, killing him.

After being tortured and accused of being a Russian spy by FBI agents, Viktor returns to Sissy and Harlan. He attempts to drain the power in Harlan that he unwittingly gave him, and then finds Sissy in the boy’s bedroom. Viktor urges Sissy to come back with him to 2019, along with Harlan, now that Five has found a way to bring them all back to their original timeline. Despite loving him, she knows that going with Viktor will put Harlan in danger, and declines.

After a massive gunfight with the entirety of the Commission, the Hargreeves siblings jump forward in time, back to their home time. But all is not as they expected, due to their actions in the 60’s. In the final seconds, we see an entirely different team of Hargreeves siblings, including Ben, alive once again: the Sparrows.

Season 3 starts right off from where Season 2 ended. After the Sparrows (the new, twisted Hargreeves family that exists in this new timeline) wipe the floor with the Umbrellas (our original team of Hargreeves siblings), Viktor swiftly ends the battle with his powers. The Umbrellas flee, and end up staying, for the time being, at the nearby Obsidian Hotel. As Viktor take a walk through the now alien city, he reflects on his conversations with Sissy. She helped him find himself, and now there’s no going back. As he reminisces on her words: “you don’t even notice the box that you’re in until someone comes along”, he heads into the nearest barbershop, grinning as he takes a seat in the barber’s chair.

Next we see Viktor, he casually mentions in a conversation with his siblings that he goes by Viktor now. He says “It’s who I’ve always been. Is that an issue with anyone? After taking a moment to process, Diego responds with a casual “Nah, I’m good with it”, and Klaus seconds it! Five, responds in his normal casual way, simply saying “truly happy for you, Viktor”, before returning to the conversation at hand.

In a scene later with Allison, Allison says that she “feels like such an a**hole” for not noticing, to which Viktor says, “You couldn’t have known cause I didn’t fully. Being with Sissy, she opened something in me, showed me I’d never be free hiding from who I really am. After losing her I realised, I can’t live in that box anymore. I won’t.” Upon staring at his reflection in a window, Viktor laments, “You know, I always hated mirrors. I thought everybody felt so strange in their skin. I guess that’s not true?” But now, he says, when he looks at his reflection, he sees himself, and just himself. Before the scene ends, Allison hugs him, and reminds him that “You’re family, Viktor, and there’s nothing that would make me love you less.”

The last sibling to learn about Viktor’s transition is Luther, when Diego corrects him on Viktor’s name and let’s him know the news. Being the big, loving softie that he is, he insists on the spot on throwing Viktor a whole party to celebrate, while Diego wants not to make a big deal out of it, as not to embarrass Viktor. Later Diego mentions it to him, saying “Luther wants to throne you a big, stupid party so you feel loved. Do you feel loved?” Viktor says yes, and, despite Diego’s closed off, snarky manner, Diego says, genuinely, “Good. You are.” Luther also asks Viktor to be the best man at his wedding with Sloane, one of the Sparrows. 🙂

While all this has been happening, reality has been tearing itself apart as fallout of the Umbrellas, who were never born in this new timeline, existing in this new timeline that they created, which means that they would have to exist to cause the changes that created this timeline, but– and so on and so on. This is all centered on a crazy ball of lightning called a Kugelblitz, which is disintegrating everything in the universe, at random. Right before the last bit of the universe is destroyed, the remaining Hargreeves children, along with this timeline’s version of Reginald Hargreeves, go through a strange door in an Obsidian Hotel suite, taking them to an identical copy of the hotel. From there they can, according to Reginald, essentially reset the universe. Though they do succeed, Reginald gets to mold the universe how he sees fit, with the Hargreeves children only able to helplessly watch. The original Hargreeves siblings suddenly appear in a new universe, along with Lila and Sparrow Ben. As they all go their separate ways, the camera pans out to show that, in this new universe, Reginald seems to own the city.



  • The person that wrote the original Umbrella Academy comic series, Gerard Way, was also the main singer of My Chemical Romance!
  • Yeah, I know a lot of context is missing from the story section on this post, but the plot of the Umbrella Academy is EXTREMELY complicated and I think WordPress would crash if I typed out the entire thing. And more importantly that’s too much work, so yeah I just focused on Viktor’s storyline and his trans journey -Sylvie <3
Animation Character Nonbinary Show

Raine Whispers

Raine Whispers is a major character in The Owl House who is always referred to with they/them pronouns and has been confirmed to be nonbinary! They’re also played by a non-binary actor, Avi Roque, and their younger self acted by also the non-binary Blu del Barrio! Raine is the head of the bard coven, an adorably shy character that, despite their anxieties, is always brave and true to themself. Raine first appears in Season 2, and quickly becomes a lovable and plot-integral character. 

More Info:

  • Nicknames: Rainestorm (Eda Clawthorne), Sprout (Terra Snapdragon), (Penstagram social media)
  • Pronouns/Gender: they/them, non-binary
  • Media Appearances: Supporting protagonist in animated TV show, The Owl House

Story (SPOILERS)!!

In their youth, Raine was a student of a magic school called St. Epiderm, studying as a Bard student, a type of witch that utilizes music and song as a source of magical power. Raine was at the top of their class, and participated in a program for gifted witches, Instructing Future Witches Of Tomorrow, or IFWOT, though they personally found the event boring. Their third IFWOT would be their most important, as that was when they met their lifelong friend, Edalyn Clawthorne. They quickly became friends, and got through the IFWOT’s challenges as a team of two. After this, Raine transferred to Eda’s school, Hexside School of Magic and Demonics, and eventually got into a romantic relationship with her. This relationship was eventually reluctantly ended by Raine, though the feelings were still there, bothered by her emotionally closed off nature and poor communication skills. It was around the time of the breakup that Raine officially committed to the Bard Coven. 

Raine became a teacher for their Coven, which highlighted for them the issues in Emperor Belos’ Coven system, coming to the conclusion that the way witches are forced to choose a specific Coven is wrong. This system revolves around categorizing every witch under a specific Coven, each specializing in a specific type of magic, and preventing them from using all other types through implementation of seals on their wrists. Inspired to make a change, Raine slowly climbed through the ranks, eventually becoming the head of the entire Bard Coven, the highest rank in Belos’ Coven system, and formed a rebel group with other like minded Bards unhappy with it. This group would be called Bards Against the Throne, abbreviated to the “BATs” for a little appropriately theatrical effect, a group dedicated to helping witches avoid their magic being limited with a Sigil . During missions for their rebellion, Raine and the other members wore bat masks to disguise their identities. Raine’s distrust toward the Emperor grew when they, along with all the other Coven Heads, was granted a vision of the Day of Unity, an event run by Belos that would ultimately result in the extermination of every witch marked with a Sigil. 

Raine first appears in Season 2, during a mission, where the BATs save a wild witch (witch not limited by a Sigil) from two of Belos’ thugs, but get in over their heads when backup arrives. Eda helps them escape, leading to them officially joining the group. After assisting in raid, Eda hangs out with Raine, like they always used to. When Eda asks Raine how they managed to become Head Witch of the bards, despite their crippling stage fright, Raine simply and confidently says “I’m just that good”. Summoning a lute for Eda, they ask her if she remembers any of the bard magic that they taught her. Upon attempting to play an old song she wrote for Raine, “Raine’s Rhapsody”, they find that, due to Eda’s curse, the magic spreads around her and begins to destroy their surroundings.

They get a tip on another raid the next day, however, this pans out to be a trap set by the Coven heads of the Abomination and Beast Keeping Covens, and three of the BATs are immediately captured. Raine and Eda quickly create a plan to make the best out of this bad situation, seeing an opportunity to take the two Coven Heads out of the picture, preventing the Day of Unity, as it requires all nine Coven Heads for the ritual to function properly. Willing to sacrifice themselves to ruin Belos’ planned genocide, Raine and Eda play a duet, weaponizing Eda’s curse as it rapidly kills their surroundings, but a photo of Luz and King falls out of Eda’s hair, distracting Raine enough to stop their playing, shocked, as they ask Eda if she has kids. In this moment of hesitation, the two opposing Head Witches capture Raine and Eda. 

Rather than killing Raine, worried that they won’t have time to find a replacement Head Witch before the Day of Unity, Raine is brainwashed by Terra Snapdragon, head of the Plant Coven, using a special tea. This brainwashing, however, is unsuccessful, as Raine has been using their bard magic to secretly undermine the concoction’s effects, as they pretend to be getting headaches as a result of the brainwashing. Unaffected, Raine continues to work towards undermining Belos’ plans. Raine is assigned to a parade celebrating the Coven system, Coven Day, where they are captured by Eda, but pretend not to remember the BATs, not wanting to entangle Eda in their plans, trying to protect her. As Coven scouts begin to close in on them, Raine finally reveals their true plan, and helps Eda escape by casting an invisibility spell on her. Darius Deamonne, Head of the Abomination Coven, and Eberwolf, Head of the Beast Coven, eventually begin to conspire with Raine, joining their cause. Darius informs Raine about the Draining Spell, the true purpose of the Day of Unity, which will drain the life force of every witch marked with a Sigil. Darius’s plan to prevent the spell, however includes Eda, so Raine disapproves of it, still hesitant to get Eda involved. A week before the event, the three attempt to cast a complicated spell that would allow them to enter the Emperor’s twisted mind, but this is thwarted by Hunter, and he and Luz Noceda are sent into his mind instead. The three then work with Eda and King, and successfully pull the two teenagers out of Belos’ mind. 

Mere hours before the Day of Unity, Raine accidentally reveals to Eda that they remember her, on a crystal ball call with some Coven Scouts. Eda begs them to protect Luz and King when the Day of Unity arrives, but Luz and Eda are captured by Terra Snapdragon. The two are quickly rescued by Raine’s group (now called the CATs, standing for Coven heads Against the Throne), which now includes Steve, Darius, Eberwolf, Hooty, and Lilith, who have a last ditch scheme to interrupt the Draining Spell. By branding her with a Sigil, they can disguise Eda as Raine, and allow her curse to disrupt the Draining Spell. This plan, however quickly fails, with Belos expecting it, and Raine is put in place for the spell nonetheless. As Eda is being killed by her her curse, Raine, as they are rapidly drained of their vitality, tears off Eda’s disintegrating arm, saving her life. The Draining Spell is halted suddenly when King summons the Collector. 

This is where we find Raine at the start of the show’s third and final season. Raine wakes up next to Eda, immediately who flies up to combat the Collector. her curse stops her midflight, however, and she is imprisoned in the Collector’s Archive house. Raine and the other Coven Heads, powerless against the Collector, are transformed into puppets by the Collector, and tasked with guarding Eda, should she attempt to escape. While in captivity, Eda would leave her cell to visit Raine’s lifeless, puppeted form. After a time jump, we see Odalia Blight, who has been forced into a maid-like position in the Archive House by the Collector, casting a spell on Raine’s puppet form to get them to help her with her daily tasks. Soon after, they’re possessed by Emperor Belos, who uses Raine’s body as a means to manipulate the Collector. Upon learning that the Titan is in fact still alive and quite powerful, Belos sneaks off to the castle, planning to possess the Titan itself, the massive creature who’s carcass makes up the entire island. Raine temporarily breaks free, but is ultimately unable to bar Belos from reaching the throne room and assimilating himself with the heart of the Titan. Raine is pinned to the wall, only able to watch as Belos’ infection expands to cover the entire island. Luz, in her half-titan form, later releases Raine, and they, along with Eda and King, fend off Belos long enough for Luz to tear Belos out from the heart, breaking off his connection to the Titan. After Belos attempts to gaslight gatekeep but absolutely not girlboss one last time, trying to convince Luz that he only attempted a fun little genocide under the control of a curse that he is now free of, Luz watches the acid rain slowly melt him away, while Raine and the other two curbstomp that evil goopy little fascist until he is no more. The castle collapsed, and Belos finally gone, they return to the Owl House, where Eda puts the exhausted Raine in a little handmade nest, where he finally gets some much-needed rest. 

Four years later, in a world without Belos’ oppression, Raine becomes a teacher at Eda’s new school dedicated to teaching wild magic, the University of Wild Magic, and work with Alador Blight to invent a method of removing Coven Sigils, which eventually succeeds. In the final scene of the show, Raine is there with the rest of the cast at Luz’s quinceañera. 

Notes (kind-of spoiler): 

  • In The Owl House, most witches are paired with a Palisman, small, sentient wooden creatures that both act as companions and can morph into a staff that can be used to fly or perform spells. It was commonly speculated by fans that Raine didn’t have a Palisman, just like the other Coven Heads or members of the Emperor’s Coven, as this was forbidden, and any Palismans were consumed by Belos upon being seized by the Emperor’s Coven. However, Raine is commonly shown with an ornate viola, with a fox design at the scroll of the instrument, which they seem to summon out of seemingly nowhere. In the final episode, Raine is at one point shown holding a staff with a fox at the head, extremely similar to the way Palismans appear in staff form. It seems as if the writers meant to imply that Raine’s viola has been their Palisman the whole time, which they kept disguised as a viola all this time to prevent it’s seizing and eventual consumption by Belos.