Who is Vincent in Overwatch’s new Bastet short story?

Donna Miller
January 9, 2019

As the characters discuss their shared history, Ana comes across a picture of a young Soldier 76 alongside another man.

Three years after the game was released, an Overwatch short story has revealed Jack "Soldier: 76" Morrison, a Captain America expy with incredible dad energy, is gay.

Although, one commenter, Lee, on Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch forum wrote, "I'm gonna be 100% honest I don't really feel like 76 being gay fits his character..."

But while it's now commonplace for lesbian characters to appear in video games it's still extremely rare for male protagonists to be portrayed as gay.

Fans are elated to finally have confirmation of another queer hero in Overwatch, and many are already requesting the addition of Soldier: 76 voice lines confirming his identity as a gay man.

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There have been various rumours that Blizzard might one day create a single-player expansion or spin-off, but nothing has ever materialised.

"Vincent... I haven't thought about him in years", Ana said. "Nothing like that." "You've never looked in on him?"

Overwatch, a video game in which two teams fight to stand in a particular spot for an extended period of time, doesn't include much lore within itself. "I bet Gabe would have put a Blackwatch agent on him if you asked", Ana said. Okay, touchy subject." Jack then laughs, "He got married. Hopefully, developer Blizzard will soon add such material to the game, though I'm doubtful they'll adopt any of the lines Twitter users are suggesting. We both knew that I could never put anything above my duty. During the event, players can win special rewards in addition to the normal reward boxes. "That's the sacrifice I made". Ana chimes in, "Relationships don't work out so well for us, do they?"

During the preparation, Soldier 76 pours over some old photographs. According to Polygon, this isn't the first time we've seen this photo of Soldier: 76 and Vincent, either - it was first shown off in the comic "Reflections", which if you remember introduced Tracer as having a girlfriend. But here's some positive reaction to the reveal, which follows the Overwatch holiday comic of 2016's confirmation that the game's cover star, Tracer, is a lesbian.

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