The Gender Key is one of the Keys created by Benjamin Locke.

History[edit | edit source]

The Gender Key was created by Benjamin in order to aid his sister, Miranda Locke, become a man, presumably to enlist in the American Revolution.[1]

In the 1930s, when Keyhouse Manor was invaded by gangsters, Jean Locke had Louis Dassin follow her through the Gender Changing Door. This switched their genders and scarred Louis who ran away from the Lockes, permanently female.[2]

As a child, Duncan Locke used the key on himself and dressed as a girl.[3] Later, Dodge used this key to become a woman, then had the key hidden along with a memory he removed in Ellie's house as a failsafe in case his plans failed.[4] After Ellie summoned him back as an echo decades later, Dodge reacquired this key,[5] subsequently using it to return to male following his escape from the Wellhouse.[6] Because he was in Luke's male appearance, Dodge, under the alias "Zack Wells", was unrecognized by Bode as the "Dark Lady" he had come to know from the Wellhouse.[6]

Tyler Locke suspected both "Zack Wells" and the Dark Lady were the same person, deducing this was the Gender Key's doing.[7] After the final battle with Dodge, Tyler acquired the Gender Key along with the other rediscovered keys.[8]

Uses[edit | edit source]

The key allows a person to become the opposite of their current gender when this key is used with the Gender Changing Door.

Door[edit | edit source]

The Gender Door is a half-sized door that connects Tyler and Kinsey's bedrooms.

Guide to the Known Keys entry[edit | edit source]

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"my sister - or should I now say my brother!-fights the shadow war with Crais in the streets of Boston whilst I wait at home, like a helpless maiden, praying to the ALLMAIGHTY! for her safe return. When first I fashin'd the key, I imagained she maight trainsform to a boy to protect her, if necessaire, from the unsavorie lusts of ENGLISHMEN should the King's foot-soldiers return to Lovecraft to abuse God fairing womain. Never did I think she wouldst WILLENGLY caist off the wardrobe of her femininitie for this ruggaid liberation among men..."

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