Overwatch is Everything I Ever Wanted

A diverse cast of female characters differing in faces, body type, personality, race and power, and aren’t just there for fanservice. A beautiful autistic woman who uses her disorder as a superpower. Racial and cultural diversity all around. Complex disabled characters. Robots. Action. Bright colours. Detailed backstories and character biographies. Beautiful character design and animation. And it’s all very engaging and a lot of fun.

Overwatch is just amazing. In a time where discussion of representation has caused a lot of heated outrage, Overwatch comes along and delivers so much race, gender, and disability representation like it’s absolutely no problem. Where has this been all my life? Can it have a TV series or (good!) movie to go with it?

If you are unable to play the game (it is expensive and some people are probably uncomfortable with playing with strangers online), a simple google search of “Overwatch short” or “Overwatch comic” should give you enough material to start with. Be sure to support this game any way you can. It has so much potential and I want to see where it can lead to!


Author: Laura Alexander

My name is Laura, I use they/them pronouns, and I'm a recent graduate of the Social Service Worker Program at Sheridan College. I'm on the autism spectrum (Asperger's) and I have a passion for film and animation, social issues, and helping others, all of which will be featured on The Flying Red Robot blog. Please read the about page before commenting or following. "Big Hero 6" is my favourite movie.