Overwatch‘s latest digital comic reveals a character’s new Legendary outfit, but more shockingly, it also confirmed the game’s second LGBTQ character.
In the new short story/comic hybrid, titled Bastet, fans catch up with characters Ana and Soldier: 76. After both tracked the same target– Abdul Hakim– to a meeting, the heroes learn that fellow ex-Overwatch member Reaper wasn’t as dead as they thought. In the ensuing days, Soldier and Ana trade stories about their time apart, during which Soldier brings up somebody named Vincent.
Based on how Solider talks about him, it is heavily implied that the two once had a romantic relationship, which lead writer Michael Chu later confirmed.
“Vincent… I haven’t thought about him in years,” Ana said. “Still keeping a candle lit for him?”
Jack shook his head. “Nothing like that.”
“You’ve never looked in on him? You must have been curious. All the surveillance power in the world. I bet Gabe would have put a Blackwatch agent on him if you asked,” Ana said.
Jack glared at her.
“Okay, touchy subject.”
Jack laughed. “He got married. They’re very happy. I’m happy for him.”
Ana was unconvinced. In the early days, Jack talked about him often, floating a dream that the war would end quickly, and maybe he’d have a chance to return to a normal life. But a normal life was never the reward for people like us.
“Vincent deserved a happier life than the one I could give him.” Jack sighed. “We both knew that I could never put anything above my duty. Everything I fought for was to protect people like him… That’s the sacrifice I made.”
“Relationships don’t work out so well for us, do they?” Ana said, unconsciously running her thumb over where her wedding ring used to be.
“At least you and Gabe managed to have families.”
The art on this page of the comic shows Ana holding a picture of Solider and Vincent, which is what kicks off this conversation. Interestingly, some fans may recognize the photo as the same one in Solider’s hands in a previous comic, which incidentally was the same comic in which the world learned that Tracer is also gay.
Source: VG 24/7