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Overwatch finally unveils amazing Dragoon Mercy Anniversary event skin

Published: 17/May/2020 20:33 Updated: 18/May/2020 11:52

by Theo Salaun

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With the Overwatch Anniversary event coming up, Blizzard has revealed its latest, highly anticipated Legendary skin: Dragoon Mercy.

In the real world, dragoons were a corps of mounted infantry that comprised cavalry regiments in the British army around the 17th century.

In the gaming world, Dragoons were made famous by Final Fantasy as a class of Dragon Knights that could summon wyverns (two-legged, barb-tailed dragons) and use primarily spears or lances in battle.

 

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A Dragoon, as seen in Mobius Final Fantasy.

It’s clear which reference point Overwatch used for their new, Legendary Dragoon Mercy skin—as the game’s healing sweetheart turns into an armored, scaled knight with dragon symbolism and a certain preparedness for battle.

Most Legendary Mercy skins feel fit for a themed Met Gala, as the Winged Victory, Zhuque, Sugar Plum Fairy, Pink, and 2019 Atlantic All-Star looks all feature neat hairdos and ornate outfits.

 

Then you have the sinister, yet feminine skins like Witch, Devil and Imp contrasted against the pure, medical Combat Medic Ziegler.

Mercy is poised, graceful and, above all else, a committed healer—but she is also a soldier and has been due for another chance to lean into her badass side. Thankfully, the Dragoon Legendary is much closer in theme to her Norse fits: Sigrun and Valkyrie.

She may literally be named after compassionate forgiveness and she may hail from the world’s most pacifist nation, Switzerland, but don’t pity her pistol or discount her damage boost. Green eye shadow and a low-cut breastplate notwithstanding, Dragoon Mercy paints an intimidating figure, at least by her standards.

The skin features a helmet composed of a dragon’s skull, with glowing green eyes, and a breastplate featuring another sculpted dragon borne directly from the savage, horned art of dragons found in World of Warcraft’s Azeroth. Throughout the outfit, sharp metallic spikes, impermeable green scales and jagged edges are prominent.

 

Every Pharah’s favorite healer can now look just as ready for aerial superiority as the winged, rocket-wielding, armored Gundam.

Dragoon Mercy is the latest skin revealed ahead of Overwatch’s May 19 Anniversary event, following the unveilings of Little Red Ashe, Masquerade Reaper and Huitzilopochtli Zenyatta. 

During the event, which will last until June 10, Overwatch players will have the chance to either earn Dragoon Mercy through loot boxes or simply purchase the skin for 3,000 coins. With Little Red Ashe also only available for this limited period, those couple weeks are sure to be a drain on wallets.

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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.