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Tracer is gay
« on: December 22, 2016, 04:16:06 PM »
Blizzard had been teasing a reveal about a gay character on their Overwatch roster for over a year, and now it was finally revealed, in a holiday comic.

And here I was hoping it would be Roadhog. My dreams are crushed.




(But yeah it's a pretty big deal having the face of the franchise being queer. Good on them.)
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Re: Tracer is gay
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 05:42:12 PM »
It should have been Roadhog.
Maybe lesbians feel differently but I think thats a really empty reveal just designed to titilate teen boys.

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Re: Tracer is gay
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 05:45:13 PM »
And here I was hoping it would be Roadhog. My dreams are crushed.

Keep your dream alive, there are apparently multiple gay characters:

Quote from: Polygon
Blizzard Entertainment has teased that there are multiple queer characters in Overwatch’s cast, and the holiday kiss she shares with Emily makes Tracer the first of those heroes to be confirmed. During this November’s BlizzCon event, members of the production team confirmed that fans would hear more about the game’s diverse cast sooner than later.

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Re: Tracer is gay
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 08:30:28 AM »
I believe this is whats called "queerbaiting".
Implying diversity to court queer fans without actually commiting to having explicitly queer characters.

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Re: Tracer is gay
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 10:42:43 AM »
Next her girlfriend gets killed to further her character development, completing the trope.
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Re: Tracer is gay
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 10:50:48 AM »
So is this the main comic site?

https://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/tracer-reflections

All I have to say about it is I'm disappointed with the reader functionality. I'd rather just have each page as a single image file.