Overwatch Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde Winston skin would be perfect for Halloween - Dexerto
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Overwatch Dr Jekyll Mr Hyde Winston skin would be perfect for Halloween

Published: 8/Jun/2020 20:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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An Overwatch artist unveiled an incredible new skin idea for Winston, turning the gorilla scientist into Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde.

The skin concept was crafted by Redditor MrChumpii who took to the platform to post his creation and discuss what inspired him.

“I tried to give Winston a more humane look with this skin that I thought would fit him well,” the artist explained.

He then dug into the background behind the story and how it would apply to Overwatch’s brave leader. “If you do not know about the novel, in short, Dr. Jekyll was a humble man that tried to create a potion. The potion would in practice separate the good and the bad side of a human’s soul. The potion turned the doctor into a more sinister appearance, a short and ugly man called Mr. Hyde,” he said.

The unique skin gives Winston all sorts of potions and gizmos on his person, keeping with the Dr. Jekyll character. Once Winston uses Primal Rage, however, the once-innocent doctor is transformed into the menacing Mr. Hyde.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was first published in 1886, and spawned many different adaptations ranging from radio shows to movies and plays.

Blizzard hasn’t had a problem with incorporating other popular works of fiction into hero skins, especially for Overwatch’s popular Halloween event.

Notably, Dr Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s Monster and Bride of Frankenstein are all skins for Junkrat, Roadhog and Sombra. Additionally, Reaper has a Dracula skin and Soldier 76’s ‘Slasher’ skin pays homage to Jason from Friday the 13th.

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Overwatch already pays tribute to classic horror stories with Halloween skins.

Hopefully, Blizzard ends up trying to recreate it themselves and we see this as a Winston skin in the future.

Until then, at least we will have the Anniversary and Summer Games events to tide us over.

Cosplay

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

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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.