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Overwatch fan creates Diablo inspired Mercy skin concept

Published: 25/Mar/2019 18:32 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 18:55

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch fan has come up with a new Diablo crossover skin for Mercy that’s so good it’s surprising Blizzard hasn’t already done something like it.

Overwatch, as many know, is a Blizzard franchise, and the game already features a few crossover skins from the publisher’s other IPs like WarCraft, StarCraft and Diablo.

Crossover skins were included with new cosmetics around the beginning of 2018, but since then Blizzard hasn’t added any more to Overwatch, so artist Carrie Eli decided to create their own.

Blizzard EntertainmentTyrael, from Diablo 3.

Eli’s Mercy skin concept is called Archangel and clearly takes inspiration from the Archangels in the Diablo games.

There are two different versions of the skin, one that features a mask covering Mercy’s face, and the other with her face revealed.

Carrie Elihttps://twitter.com/Carri_eli/status/1107786183659024384

The first concept shrouds the character’s face in darkness and definitely makes the skin look like it’s straight out of a Diablo game. But the alternative skin with the face revealed looks great as well, and maybe a little more “Mercy” than the faceless one.

The wings and armor of the concept look a lot like a mashup between Mercy and the character Auriel’s from Diablo.

Carrie Elihttps://twitter.com/Carri_eli/status/1107786183659024384

Both Mercy fans and Diablo fans would probably love to see something like Eli’s creation added to the game.

There are also plenty of Overwatch fans who would like to see another round of Blizzard crossover skins added to the game, and an Archangel Mercy is honestly a great place to start, maybe a Raynor/McCree mashup too?

It’s unknown if Blizzard will release any more crossover skins, but we know there will be new cosmetics coming with the Archives event which begins on April 16, according to leaks.

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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.