Hello everyone, welcome to the next blog about the types of heroes in overwatch and their background. As we already know, Blizzard Entertainment does not have anything short to create great stories for its characters, video games and overwatch is not the exception to this rule. well let’s get started.
What is overwatch?
Overwatch, is nothing more than a video game of shooter in first person for several players developed and edited by the famous Blizzard Entertainment. Its launch was in 2016. The game puts players in teams of six people, with each person choosing one of several available heroes, each with their unique moves and abilities. At the end of the game players accumulate points, which give them aesthetic rewards that do not affect the performance of the game.
The Defensive Overwatch characters :
These heroes can not be confused with the tank (we will talk later about this class) since they are Heroes that are capable of inflicting considerable damage, but they also have the skills to support their allies, such as the ability to place mines or traps Set turrets or a powerful cannon that defend the strategic areas on the map, or sniper skills, which allow you to eliminate any danger from afar. Playing as one of the defensive characters requires an anticipation of movement to prevent them from catching up and responding quickly when necessary. Among the Defensive Overwatch characters are: Hanzo, Junkrat, Widowmaker, Mei, Bastion, Torbjorn.
Hanzo Overwatch :
The real name of this character is Hanzo Shimada, 38, mercenary and murderer, his affiliation Shimada Clan, and Hanamura Operations Base, Japan. He has skills as an archer and murderer, and he strives to prove that he is an unparalleled warrior. His family Shimada, established centuries ago, is a clan of assassins whose authority grew over the years, and their power increased over the years acceding to build a vast criminal empire that favored the fruitful arms trade and illegal substances. As eldest son of the clan chief, Hanzo was forced to succeed his father and rule the empire. And of course he was trained for that responsibility, therefore, he showed a natural aptitude as a leader and possessed an innate sharpness of strategy and tactics. He was very good at martial arts, bow management and the game of swords. When his father died, he was recommended to try to subdue his younger brother, and in a fight believed to have killed him, that destroyed him emotionally, rejecting the legacy of his father and leaving the clan, forgetting everything he had done inside this . Now, he keeps traveling the world, honing his skills as a warrior, trying to restore his honor and shoo away the ghosts of his past that torment him.
Junkrat Overwatch :
His real name is Jamison Fawkes, 25 years old, Base of operations in Junkertown, Australia, his affiliation Junkers and his occupation is thief, demolitionist, scavenger, mercenary and anarchist. Junkrat really is a strange monster obsessed with explosives that exists to cause destruction and chaos. All this monstrosity and its touch of pyromaniac madness made it ideal to handle dangerous explosives and obsessive with this issue, all this behavior is the effect of the radiation that caused the attack on the melting nucleus of the Australian Omnium. This also affected and forever changed the landscape of Outback, becoming a scree, full of rubble, with twisted fragments of the installation in ruins and where it is almost impossible to live. All Junkers or survivors formed a lawless society, murdered in its shadow. Junkrat, like so many of them, made a living recovering metals and components from the ruins. It becomes noticeable when he discovers a very valuable secret in the bones of the ombium. From there, he is persecuted by bounty hunters, opportunists and gangs, until he reaches an agreement with Roadhog, who agrees to be his personal bodyguard, in exchange for part of the loot. So, sail in a wave of international crime that only leaves destruction and misfortune in its wake.
Widowmaker Overwatch :
The true name of this character is Amelie Lacroix, 33 years old, assassin, Annecy operations base, France and affiliation Talon. Amélie was a ballet dancer and was the wife of Gérard Lacroix, an Overwatch agent who managed the operations against the terrorist organization known as Talon. His assassins could not get close to Lacroix, in this way they kidnapped Amélie and reprogrammed her as a sleeping agent. She was found and returned to her home by Overwatch agents, without realizing what had happened; Two weeks later, she murdered her husband while he slept. Returning to Talon, he underwent a long training in the occult arts, and his physiological constitution was altered to slow down his heart, turning his skin blue and cold. Her emotional responses are numbed by conditioning, she only feels the satisfaction of death. Widowmaker becomes the mercilessly perfect, patient, efficient killer who shows no emotion or remorse. Handles a weapon that accompanies it, called the kiss of the widow, is a versatile rifle that shoots completely automatically at close range and can be turned into a sniper rifle to kill long distance. She also uses a grappling hook to reach high projections. Disable the enemies and activate their reconnaissance viewer to highlight all the enemies through the walls for her and her team.
Mei Overwatch :
The full name of this character, which by the way is one of my favorites is Mei-Ling Zhou, 31, climatologist, adventurer, with his base of operations in Xian, China, and his affiliation Overwatch. Mei is a scientist who persistently struggles to preserve the environment with her own actions. It was hired by Overwatch to know the causes of climate change, which had been imputed to the unbridled industry, new technologies, the excessive consumption of natural resources, the rapid growth of the population, and really the cause remains unknown. Mei is a member of the Overwatch initiative to establish several ecological monitoring points in critical and remote places in the wider world. Being an excellent climatologist, she had introduced development inventions in the field of climate manipulation in at-risk areas in Asia and beyond. It was assigned to the monitoring station in Antarctica, when a sudden catastrophic storm hit the facility and kept it isolated to the outside world. This storm left the facility damaged and the scientists stranded. As their supplies dwindled, they entered cryostasis in an attempt to survive until they could be rescued. In the end, that rescue never arrived, many years passed, and when the cryogenic camera of the team was finally discovered, Mei, who was still in a state of hibernation, was the one that had survived, since the other cameras had not worked correctly. Of course, when Mei woke up, the world had undergone innumerable changes. None of the ecological monitoring points were in operation, weather problems had worsened and Overwatch no longer existed. Therefore, all the clues that had once been discovered were lost. It is when Mei decides to work on her own, traveling the world hoping to re-establish the ecological network.
Overwatch Bastion :
He is 30 years old, his occupation is a Battle Automaton, his base of operations is unknown and he has no affiliation. It is a combat robot turned into an explorer, which repairs itself and recovers, reducing the damage received. Explore the world, charmed by nature, but doubting a fearful humanity. They were created to maintain peace, during the Omnic crisis, they rebelled against their human creators, forming most of the omnist’s insurgent army. After the resolution of the crisis, most were destroyed or dismantled. They still symbolize the horrors of conflict. Although in this way they seem to be soft and even harmless, their programming takes over when they detect a danger, making use of all their arsenal, to eliminate everything that they can interpret as a threat.
Torbjorn Overwatch :
His real name is Torbjorn Lindholm, 57, weapons designer, Gothenburg operations base in Sweden, affiliated with Overwatch. The most advanced armaments of the planet, owned by Overwatch, manufactured by this insightful engineer. This, in turn, thought that technology should serve a better perspective for humanity, which was a discrepancy with their employers, who wanted to control their weapons using computer network intelligence. Torbjorn distrusted robotic intelligence, although many labeled it as paranoia, his greatest concerns became reality when the robot populations of the world reverted against their human creators during the Osmic Crisis. His inventions were an integral part of the crisis, as Overwatch became an international peacekeeping force and Torbjorn a critical resource for all his technological needs and distinctive weapons systems. After the fall of Overwatch, many of Torbjorn’s weapons were hidden or stolen in the world. Judging himself as responsible, he is determined to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands and wreaking havoc on the innocent. He wears an armor equipped with a mobile forge and carries a gun and a forge hammer for construction and used in melee attacks.
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