Overwatch: Blizzard Confirms Pharah Has Native American Heritage

J Station X: Blizzard confirms that Overwatch character Pharah has Native American heritage, following cultural appropriation criticisms about her Native skins.

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masterfox358d ago

Who gives a damn what heritage is!, in the end is going to be used for one purpose to kill the opposite team and win the match, putting descendance in a video game character is just meant to cause controversy purposely by the developer so they can gain more attraction for their game, imo I think that is very cheap by the developer. I mean can we have cool characters to play and know they are cool just because of the things it does in the game ?, for example Dante in the PS2 era, freaking badass character killing demons and beasts, oh but wait what heritage Dante is??......who gives a damn!, damn character kills freaking demons and beast while heavy rock is playing in the background!.......but....bu... .the demons and beast what descendance have?, do they have families?.......just shut up!!!


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Zeref358d ago (Edited 358d ago )

You don't have to care. Some people do care about how they can relate to a character. if nobody cared we'd be playing as stick figures.
I know I feel more related to characters who are underdogs or went through something similar as I did or looks a little bit like me. Which makes me care more about the character. The more I care about the character the more I'm willing to invest in it, like buying extra costumes for example. Which is what they're trying to accomplish.

This doesn't take anything away from the game.

-Foxtrot358d ago

Blizzard literally goes into Tumblr, see's what theories people have made, decides to do them for brownie points

DialgaMarine358d ago

Probably the worst cesspool on the internet to search for any sort of rational thought.

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Godmars290358d ago (Edited 358d ago )

Wasn't she Egyptian?

And yes, I don't know.

Don't really care given how character backgrounds mean little to nothing in terms of the game as far as gameplay is concerned. This is all about external context lore.

Pro_TactX358d ago

Can’t she be both? Two parents = two possible heritages.

Godmars290358d ago (Edited 358d ago )

Its reaching for one far fetched if not impossible for another.

Does start to look insulting if only being done so that game designers can legitimize things like this. Then again it shouldn't be an issue if someone wants to dress from other cultures.

Pro_TactX357d ago

Why is it reaching or far-fetched/impossible? If a person of Egyptian descent mates with a person of Native American descent, the resulting offspring would be of both Egyptian and Native American descent. That's not only possible, but it's probably already happened in the world somewhere.

Godmars290357d ago (Edited 357d ago )

The issue isn't that such is possible in the real world but rather than in this context where a game character of mostly undefined origin and history, aside from appearance, is suddenly and conveniently something else in addition as some in the audience call "cultural appropriation."

Again, I have no problem with an Egyptian character sporting a Native American redesign suit for a Halloween event or whatever, but that they have to now rewrite her in order to justify or allow her to wear it.

I mean, FFS, is Diva now American-Korean because of the 50s retro suit?

NiteX358d ago

It's really weird that people actually give a damn about this. All I give a shit about is that she's fun to shoot rockets at people with.

Gunstar75358d ago

"Cultural appropriation" f**k off

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