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!

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Author: Laura Alexander

Hello! Laura here. I am autistic and I love animation. My fave movies are "Big Hero 6" and "Wreck-It Ralph". This is where I'll talk about my thoughts and feelings on animated shows and movies, among other things.

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