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5 Awesome Things About the New 'Overwatch' Hero Orisa

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For the better part of the last year, Overwatch has been a bastion (heh) of pure fun; a cartoony, relatively kid-safe first-person shooter with a refreshingly diverse cast of characters. But, hey, I just jumped on the bandwagon, so now you have to put up with my articles on it like I’ve been one of the cool kids this whole time. None of that matters, though, because NOW THERE’S A ROBOT GOAT COP. By the time your shiny eyes are laid upon these words, the 24th Hero, Orisa, will be available across all iterations of the game, and you know what? She’s going to freaking rule. Here are five reasons why:

1. She’s a quadrupedal robot-goat-hybrid… thing

Let’s address the elephant in the room — Orisa is a robot, sure, but unlike the humanoid Zenyatta, she’s a nightmarish, Centaur-adjacent creation, with four legs that end in little robot hooves and these oddly elegant ram’s horns. Add to that a set of giant, pupil-less eyes, and you get something straight out of my most adorably terrifying nightmares. Jeff Kaplan, I know you’re reading this, and I know you’ve been reading my dream journal. I’ll let this one slide, I guess.

2. Her “Halt!” can yank enemies out of the shadows

I’m a patient gamer. Calm, cool, collected, tons of other C words (wait, no, just the good ones). But snipers hiding around corners is the mother-flippin’ bane of my existence, and, uh… definitely hasn’t resulted in broken controllers lying around the house. But Orisa’s “Halt!”, not unlike Zarya’s Graviton Surge, can yank those suckers right outta the shadows, where they can… well, admittedly kill me just as easily right out in the open. Look, I’m trying to get better.

3. She’s all about law and order

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The type of robot that Orisa started as was a line of security bots designed to protect Numbani. In a game filled with rogues and scoundrels like McCree and Reaper, it’s nice to see a… WAIT. Did she just hold a hand up and then wave me on like an enormous traffic cop? BLESS HER NON-EXISTENT HEART.

4. She’s the youngest Hero in the game

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The last new Hero we saw, Ana, was… well, more on the senior side at 60 years old. This time around, the folks at Blizzard are zaggin’ on us in a big way, as Orisa clocks in at the tender age of A MONTH OLD. Yep, she’s practically a newborn, which will be super reassuring for her teammates or the citizens that she’s been tasked to protect. A police force full of month-olds is also a spec script I’ve got coming out (™ ™ ™), so, you know, be cool and keep it under your hat.

5. She was created by an 11-year old

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Not only is Orisa the ultimate youngster, but she was invented by an 11-year old! Forget the Kids’ Choice Awards, because really, how many kids make the choice to build a near-unstoppable robot police guard in their free time using grant money they won for being a genius? If the answer to that isn’t zero, please don’t @ me. I didn’t really research THAT part. But also, maybe do @ me, because if that story’s true, I need to know it, like, now.

Do you wish our universe was policed by dead-eyed robo-goats? Let me know on Twitter!

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