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Overwatch fan creates hilarious ‘Hero’ parody using Dafran rant

Published: 6/Nov/2019 16:07 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 16:39

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch fan has created a hilarious parody of the ‘Hero’ animated short using a clip of popular streamer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca mocking a viewer.

Dafran is one of the most popular streamers in Overwatch, but the former pro certainly isn’t afraid of speaking his mind, and Reddit user Tengu_OW used one of his outbursts to put a very different twist on the conclusion of the ‘Hero’ story.

‘Hero’ is part of Overwatch’s popular series of animated shorts, which feature the game’s characters and offer brief windows into their stories and those of the world in which the game is set. The ‘Hero’ short is set in Dorado, and sees Soldier 76 – well past his days as Overwatch commander Morrison – save a young girl from the Los Muertos gang.

Overwatch LeagueDafran briefly competed in the Overwatch League for Atlanta Reign before returning to full-time streaming.

At the end of the video, the girls asks Soldier 76 if he’s “one of those heroes”, to which he responds “not anymore.” In the parody by Tengu_OW, however, this response is replaced by Dafran, who makes his position on the matter very clear.

“I don’t give a f*cking sh*t, I’m not your f*cking hero. I’m just some sweaty f*cking nerd sitting in a f*cking basement playing computer. Go find f*cking another hero, are you f*cking stupid or what?”

Dafran crushes the heart of a fan but in “Hero” cinematic from r/Overwatch

The original audio from Dafran comes from a moment during a recent stream in which a viewer stated that the streamer was no longer their hero, prompting Dafran’s tirade about his unworthiness to be considered a hero in the first place.

The parody also caught the attention of Dafran himself, who streamed his live reaction to it in a recent broadcast. He clearly appreciated the video, though was unable to offer much commentary through his laughter.

Fans of the animated shorts themselves were treated to a new addition to the series in the form of the Overwatch 2 cinematic trailer at BlizzCon, and while Blizzard haven’t stated whether they’ll continue to produce such videos – which have become increasingly infrequent in the last couple of years – fans of the Overwatch story should have plenty to explore whenever the sequel arrives.


Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.