Overwatch meets Avatar: The Last Airbender in amazing crossover trailer - Dexerto

Overwatch meets Avatar: The Last Airbender in amazing crossover trailer

Published: 10/Nov/2019 19:56 Updated: 10/Nov/2019 21:40

by Brent Koepp


An incredibly creative Overwatch fan has used the hero shooter to recreate the intro to the popular Nickelodeon animation Avatar: The Last Airbender, and it’s the best thing you’ll see all day.

The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, and centered on a society where people ‘bend’ the four elements: water, earth, fire and air. However the protagonist of the show – a child monk named Aang – becomes the Avatar who can control all four elements, and is supposed to bring balance to the world.

The animation became a cultural phenomenon, and even spawned a popular spin-off in 2012 called The Legend of Korra. A talented Overwatch fan recreated the intro for the animation series, and perfectly nailed the show’s opening narration which sets up the lore.

NickelodeonThe popular animation first aired on Nickelodeon in 2005, and has become a cult hit.

Overwatch x Avatar

Reddit user ‘RobCee3‘ posted their trailer on the Overwatch subreddit, and creatively used four heros to represent each element: Mei as water, Sigma as earth, Torbjorn as fire, and lastly Lucio as air as the healer is supposed to be Avatar Aang.

The intro to the animation is narrated by one of the main characters in the show ‘Katara’, who set the stage for the epic tale by describing a world divided into four nations, and the fan trailer cuts to the global watchpoint map Gibraltar to represent that.

Hilariously, when the intro shows the Avatar controlling the four elements, the fan creation uses the tank hero Reinhardt’s shield and hammer to represent several of the elements, but resorts to spinning the character around quickly for air before cutting away.

The crossover impressively recreates each scene, even showing Lucio using his sonic amplifiers and wall-riding to represent the playfulness of Aang, before cutting to a shot from behind the hero posing which is how the animation intro ends.

While many fans hated M Night Shyamalan’s film adaptation of the Avatar, Netflix recently announced in 2019 that they plan to bring the popular show back in a live-action series, and even got creator Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino on board.

The animation has amassed a rabid fan base, and has become a popular cult hit at conventions. Given that Overwatch is about heroes who wield various powers similar to bending elements, this seems to be the perfect crossover.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.