Something that the popular Blizzard shooter Overwatch has going for it is a dedicated fanbase. One fan in particular has gone the extra mile by coming up with their own hero concept, something that was even praised by the game’s director Jeff Kaplan.
Surfacing on the official Overwatch forums, user Purrfait, a Concept Art student, posted their MA design for a Thai character known as Tara. Purrfait’s detailed presentation, which you can find here, goes into plentiful information regarding the proposed hero.
This includes concept designs, logos, silhouettes, outfits and even a description of Tara’s background, which reads: “A Marine conservationist who works for the Fighting Fish organization in Thailand. Her role is to care for the coasts and look after marine life around the country. When Omnic-crisis occurred, the coastal area were damaged awfully since then. As a result, the Fighting Fish invented the equipment to restore the shores and ocean life, which Tara was a volunteer in testing the tools and entering the field to fight the omnics.”
The 27 year old support hero is certainly an impressive idea, and is a testament to the amazing dedication that this fan has taken to create a character for the game.