Tracer from Overwatch Confirmed as a Lesbian.

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Silentpony said:
Holy Lesbian Mary, how many threads do we need?! There's three already, plus the news post!
Hey now, I made this topic before the other topic on this in the Games board (I'm guessing the 3rd you're talking about is on another) and before the news post was made.

*puts on hipster fake-glasses and adjusts his man-scarf*
 

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Well, the WidowTracer shippers are now 50% more justified, so they should be happy :p
I look at this the opposite way. Tracer's got a girlfriend, so now that stupid WidowTracer ship is finally fuckin' sunk. And apparently Pharmercy too!

C'mon Blizzard kill Junkmetra next. I live off the pain of people who reduce everything to shipping.
You don't know how shippers work. Her being a lesbian is now 100000% proof Widow/Tracer is a thing, because she's obviously gonna dump the non-Widow woman and get with Widow, who even though she's shown morning her husband, is a secret lesbian. But only for Tracer.
That's shipper logic.
 

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Oh sweet lord. People are going fucking mental and it's glorious. The Blizzard forums have turned into the goddamn Somme and "Tracer" is trending on Twitter.

Christmas has come early and the internet has given me the gift of laughter.

Cute comic though. I like the big double page showing what everyone is up to. Torb having a massive family is cute. The Widowmaker panel is interesting, I hope we get some more backstory on her and Gerard at some point. Some of her in-game dialogue hints at it being more than a straight up assassination.
 

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RJ 17 said:
Silentpony said:
Holy Lesbian Mary, how many threads do we need?! There's three already, plus the news post!
Hey now, I made this topic before the other topic on this in the Games board (I'm guessing the 3rd you're talking about is on another) and before the news post was made.

*puts on hipster fake-glasses and adjusts his man-scarf*
Yeah but isn't this a lot of attention for a pretend character from a dying game in a pretend lesbian relationship with a background character? I mean is the redhead even an established character or was she made up for this comic alone?
 

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Silentpony said:
RJ 17 said:
Silentpony said:
Holy Lesbian Mary, how many threads do we need?! There's three already, plus the news post!
Hey now, I made this topic before the other topic on this in the Games board (I'm guessing the 3rd you're talking about is on another) and before the news post was made.

*puts on hipster fake-glasses and adjusts his man-scarf*
Yeah but isn't this a lot of attention for a pretend character from a dying game in a pretend lesbian relationship with a background character? I mean is the redhead even an established character or was she made up for this comic alone?
To be fair, the topic I started is about trying to spot all the other characters appearing in the comic whether openly or as blink and you miss it cameos. I'f kept gushing about how adorable tracer and her gf is to here.
 

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And apparently Pharmercy too!
Given the white in this hair, it might be her father. We know absolutely nothing about Pharah's dad, just that her mom was presumed dead years ago (and is still alive)

I DID see an interesting theory though.


See the TV above them? It's playing hockey with a canadian flag in the corner.

Remember Pharah's Thunderbird [https://68.media.tumblr.com/7cfac34f47aaae836c54bf2c9b6abe10/tumblr_oii5x1LpMh1r0gurmo2_1280.jpg] skin? Guess what it looks like. [https://68.media.tumblr.com/fe5d4bfb6ee1108f2829bf47cfa4927e/tumblr_oii5x1LpMh1r0gurmo3_1280.png]

Pharah's dad is west coast aboriginal (forgive me for not knowing the specific tribe name) and she's spending Christmas with him since his wife/her mom is presumed dead.
Ah, fine, fine. You win this round, fan artists. All I can do is maintain my hope that Blizzard will viciously oblierate each and every baseless ship the fandom's dreamed up for no better reason than they look cute together.

Except Reaper 76. You can stay, Reaper 76.
 

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Silentpony said:
Yeah but isn't this a lot of attention for a pretend character from a dying game in a pretend lesbian relationship with a background character? I mean is the redhead even an established character or was she made up for this comic alone?
Eh, I just posted it because it brings closure to the statement that Blizzard put out a while back about one of OW's characters being gay. A lot of people seemed to make a big deal about it back then, so I figured they'd care enough to want to know who it was.

Whether or not that's something worth caring about is something I'll reserve comment on because I don't like having my inbox flooded with quote-notifications from either side of that particular conversation. :p
 

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Well, if people thought there was an oversaturation of Overwatch porn BEFORE, I can only guess at what deviantart has accomplished since.

I honestly do not know how to approach this. This could just be some well intentioned gesture to promote diversity. It could also be interpreted as fanservice of the highest (or lowest) degree. Finally, it might just be their way of poking the bear when it comes to people whose response to this kind of thing is always "Blarg SJWs" and generating media coverage and consumer awareness for their game.

Personally, I think Blizzard should be more worried that a character in the strip said "Happy Holidays".
 

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Reaper 76 is life.

THOUGH, Genji was writing a letter, and Mercy was reading a letter that looked the same (or at least was on the same paper), and given their...familiarity in their in-game voice emotes for eachother it's likely Blizzard might be pushing towards Genji/Mercy. Genrcy? Merji? fuck if i know. which might be cute, given their history. Or sad. Probably sad. Sad Cute.
Hissssssss.

(Crawls back into the dark anti-ship hole of no love.)
 
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Wouldn't care much normally, but the fact that Widow isn't her gf should generate that extra amount of salt. IDK, maybe it's a weird kind of schadenfreude, but i like when shippers get butthurt about these things.

Ezekiel said:
But I wonder what this will do to all the porn of her.
Pal, i can assure you, characters' established sexuality means nothing to porn artists.
 

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What I find utterly hilarious is that people are assuming Tracer is a lesbian. She's never expressed disinterest in relationships with men, and she could still be bisexual (a bit grasping at straws, I admit, but since many shippers grasp at straws themselves to claim that their favorite character must be LGBT in the face of canon, turnabout is fair play).
 

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nomotog said:
I would have expected more people to see this coming. It's not really a surprise.
To be fair, at least for me, I'm less surprised as bewildered. Like...why does it matter, in any way? Were there really lesbians on the fence saying "Well, the gameplay and story are crap and its very repetitive, but if only there was a fellow lesbian character for me to identify with, it'd make the game tolerable."
And I didn't even know one of the characters was said to be LGBTQRS+, so its doubly bewildering anyone who bought the game on that selling point. What if it wasn't the correct character for them? Are they gonna stop playing because the monkey dude doesn't like balls?

It reminds me of that 'Dumbledore is gay' saga. It never came up in story and was completely irrelevant to everything, especially anyone who didn't like the series because of the lack of secretly gay old men with beards who die without ever revealing their sexuality to a teenager.
 

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This I guess means Japanese fans freaking out over fictional chars dating I guess rubbed off on the west too, and in more than one ways lol.

What I don't get is unless you plan on doing a visual novel or rpg spinoff where dating is a thing, why even specify this sorta thing. I don't know what one is expected to do with this information, it isn't a game where dating is relevant. It seems as a thing done purely to tease fans.