Overwatch short story confirms that Soldier 76 is gay

09 January, 2019, 06:24 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Overwatch short story confirms that Soldier 76 is gay

"They're very happy. I'm happy for him". While staying in an apartment that overlooked one of Hakim's safe houses, Jack shares with Ana a number of photos including one that shows Soldier: 76 with his then boyfriend Vincent.

Blizzard has released a new Overwatch short story called Bastet, which reveals a small piece of information confirming original roster-member Soldier 76 as an LGBTQ character.

Naturally, this being the internet, some social media users have complained that this is in some way "pandering" on the part of Blizzard, and that games shouldn't force this, that or the other into their content. Sexuality, politics, relatable real-life matters, etc.

Contenders is the second tier of competitive Overwatch, just one level of competition below the Overwatch League, whose teams manage a number of Contenders squads. Ana discovers a photo of a dark-haired man named Vincent and says: "Vincent..." "Vincent deserved a happier life than the one I could give him".

"Vincent... I haven't thought about him in years", Ana said. We both knew that I could never put anything above my duty. That's a total of eight new rewards on offer, all inspired by the new "Bastet" short story that debuted on Monday. "That's the sacrifice I made".

Trump wants trade deal with China to boost stocks
Kaplan, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, and Under Secretary for International Affairs David Malpass. No timing was given and it wasn't immediately clear if the USA delegation would release a statement.


PM Imran congratulates Indian cricket team for winning Test series in Australia
Australia will resume on 0-6, still needing another 317 just to make India bat again. The group of bowlers we have in this team have been fantastic for quite a while now.


Samsung, like Apple, slashes outlook amid big tech slowdown
But Lee was released from jail in February past year after several of his convictions were quashed on appeal. As for the smartphone market, Samsung said it expects to boost its prospects with foldable and 5G handsets.


Despite implications, the new short story doesn't outright state that Soldier: 76 is gay.

In a thread on /r/CompetitiveOverwatch, user solidus_snake speculated that Blizzard wasn't concerned about Contenders viewership because "they primarily want casual viewers watching OWL". Zippy dual pistol wielder Lena "Tracer" Oxton was revealed as gay in the December 2016 comic Tracer: Reflections, also written by Chu.

"Jack and Vincent were in a romantic relationship many years ago", Chu wrote. It's revealed that the other man, Vincent, was once a love interest for Soldier 76, but they ultimately broke up.

It reads as somewhat strategic that players can continue to play as Tracer and Soldier 76 without any awareness of their canonical sexual orientations.

Recommended:



Popular

Dancer who survived Boston Marathon bombing struck by vehicle
The man was issued a MA uniform citation for failure to stop for a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, NBC 10 Boston reported. In 2016, Haslet accomplished what she said was the biggest challenge of her recovery: completing the Boston Marathon .

Bucs signing Bruce Arians to 4-year deal as new head coach
After four mostly very bad seasons in New York, Jets fans are glad to see former head coach Todd Bowles go. Former Jets head coach Todd Bowles is the top candidate to join Arians' staff as defensive coordinator.

Senate GOP's 1st bill on Israel boycotts divides Democrats
The Kentucky legislator said last week that the Senate would not discuss any bill to end the shutdown that Trump would not sign. Democrats have refused to budge on Trump's demand, despite talks throughout the weekend aimed at reopening the government.

Woman Escorted From Florida Airport Yelling 'You Rapist'
Right after her tirade, the passenger grabbed her ticket and bag then walked away like nothing had happened, according to London. A woman screamed "rapist" at an airline worker before claiming she had a gun in a freakish rant inside an airport.

Old video resurfaces in which Trump calls the Chinese "motherf*ckers"
Asked about the remark in a Rose Graden press conference, President Trump said Tlaib "dishonored" both the United States and her family.

Venom 2 Moves Ahead, Likely Without Director Ruben Fleischer
According to Variety , Marcel is getting a "significant" payday for Venom 2 , though a specific figure was not disclosed. Sony previously reserved two 2020 dates - July 10 and October 2 - for unspecified Marvel-based films.

USC blocking Kliff Kingsbury from interviewing for National Football League head coach jobs
Drawing interest from the Jets and Cardinals , the 39-year-old former Texas Tech head coach could very well land a job here soon. Both the Cardinals and the Jets will continue to interview other candidates unless USC decides to reverse their refusal.

Thousands stung in jellyfish invasion in Australia's Queensland
Thousands were treated by lifesavers and several people reportedly suffered anaphylactic shock and were treated by paramedics. Twenty-two people have been taken to hospital with suspected Irukandji stings in Queensland so far this season.

De Blasio has a plan
The potentially $100 million plan will roll out this year and be expanded through the next several years, de Blasio announced Tuesday.

Flights grounded at London Heathrow after drone sighting
An airport spokesperson said they were working with the Metropolitan Police and had stopped departing flights "as a precaution". The force said "officers based at Heathrow are now investigating the reports with colleagues from (the) airport".