Overwatch Hero 32 - Echo Origin Story
Overwatch Hero 32 Echo has been revealed and is coming soon! Echo is described as an evolutionary robot programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence, that represents the cutting edge of technology.

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  1. iosdeveloper's Avatar
    scary stuff
  1. Derpules's Avatar
    She's the Ghost in the Shell
  1. Drusin's Avatar
    R34 going to be LIT!
  1. Thetruth1400's Avatar
    So if you're a black woman, you can create robots, but you can't be a playable character.

    I'm joking, but it is funny that the only two black females we've seen so far have been ones that created robots; Orisa and Echo.
  1. Fabled's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    So if you're a black woman, you can create robots, but you can't be a playable character.

    I'm joking, but it is funny that the only two black females we've seen so far have been ones that created robots; Orisa and Echo.
    Sojourn says hi
  1. Thetruth1400's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabled View Post
    Sojourn says hi
    Saying hi from the future? Last time I checked, she wasn't in game.

    Edit: Yes, we have SEEN her. We've also seen at least 1 other unidentified female. I mean we have no playable one yet and this game has been out for many years now.
  1. StillMcfuu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    So if you're a black woman, you can create robots, but you can't be a playable character.

    I'm joking, but it is funny that the only two black females we've seen so far have been ones that created robots; Orisa and Echo.
    I think her creator is Chinese or at least Asian.

    https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Mina_Liao
  1. Daish's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StillMcfuu View Post
    I think her creator is Chinese or at least Asian.

    https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Mina_Liao
    then none told the people who designed that robots face
  1. StillMcfuu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daish View Post
    then none told the people who designed that robots face
    I don't think she looks overtly African, there are a couple of older (rt66 cinematic) shots that make her sort of look African.

    The newer shots just make her look neutral to me. She doesn't really have strong African features I would say.
    If anything the bridge of the nose and eyes are more asian than African to me. It almost looks like there is a hint of common "eyelid" that Asians share.
  1. Explosivo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    Saying hi from the future? Last time I checked, she wasn't in game.

    Edit: Yes, we have SEEN her. We've also seen at least 1 other unidentified female. I mean we have no playable one yet and this game has been out for many years now.
    “Hai guis lol we got a character made by a black girl but no playable character that is a black girl jk lulz”
    *continues to argue their point they apparently joked about*
  1. Plehnard's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StillMcfuu View Post
    I think her creator is Chinese or at least Asian.

    https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Mina_Liao
    Singapore according to this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmXNkp96g-Q
  1. Mormolyce's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by StillMcfuu View Post
    I think her creator is Chinese or at least Asian.

    https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Mina_Liao
    Says Singaporean in the bio now, of course she could still be Chinese. Probably not though, because the rule of conservation of detail usually says that if a character is from country X, they are from the most prominent ethnic group in country X.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    So if you're a black woman, you can create robots, but you can't be a playable character.

    I'm joking, but it is funny that the only two black females we've seen so far have been ones that created robots; Orisa and Echo.
    Symmetra creates robots, is black and is a playable character? Unless you mean "black" in the weird American sense of either "African American", or black African (which is another story entirely).

    Also I don't think Mina is "black". Unless dark skinned Singaporeans count. Is she even intended to be dark skinned? I think it's just the lighting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daish View Post
    then none told the people who designed that robots face
    Struggling to follow that logic.
  1. dipzz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    So if you're a black woman, you can create robots, but you can't be a playable character.

    I'm joking, but it is funny that the only two black females we've seen so far have been ones that created robots; Orisa and Echo.
    Don't bring your race and gender agenda into video games, no one cares.
  1. Asrialol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    So if you're a black woman, you can create robots, but you can't be a playable character.

    I'm joking, but it is funny that the only two black females we've seen so far have been ones that created robots; Orisa and Echo.
    People actually care about this?
  1. Delever's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    So if you're a black woman, you can create robots, but you can't be a playable character.

    I'm joking, but it is funny that the only two black females we've seen so far have been ones that created robots; Orisa and Echo.
    Imagine unironically caring about how many white and black people exist in a video game made by someone else.
  1. Roccatex's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    So if you're a black woman, you can create robots, but you can't be a playable character.

    I'm joking, but it is funny that the only two black females we've seen so far have been ones that created robots; Orisa and Echo.
    What black female created Echo? Because I only see an asian woman.
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    So if you're a black woman, you can create robots, but you can't be a playable character.
    Symmetra says 'hi'? Or is she not black enough?
  1. Thetruth1400's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ielenia View Post
    Symmetra says 'hi'? Or is she not black enough?
    She's Indian. When is the last time you heard of someone Indian called black? Even stretching it to Census definition, she's an Asian.

    Quote Originally Posted by Delever View Post
    Imagine unironically caring about how many white and black people exist in a video game made by someone else.
    Oh, you mean Blizzard's stance of trying to include all representations? Yeah, imagine that.


    All that aside, yes, I misspoke and classified Echo's creator as black when she is really Asian. Sorry a little joke got so many people's panties in a twist over thinking it was humerus that another female robot creator was shown while black female, one major non-represented identities, still hasn't been represented in game.

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