'Overwatch' character Soldier 76 confirmed as canonically gay

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In one scene, Ana and Jack reminisce over old photos, including one of a young Jack with his arm around a dark-haired man - his former boyfriend, Vincent.

Soldier: 76 is the latest to have been confirmed as gay in a short story by Michael Chu, the lead writer for the online game. This was possibly the same photograph as in the new short story, though nobody understood its significance at the time.

"Bastet" takes place shortly after Ana Amari and Jack "Soldier: 76" Morrison found out that they both survived their alleged deaths.

But while it's now commonplace for lesbian characters to appear in video games it's still extremely rare for male protagonists to be portrayed as gay. But the story is also notable for confirming Overwatch's second LGBTQ character.

There have been various rumours that Blizzard might one day create a single-player expansion or spin-off, but nothing has ever materialised. We both knew that I could never put anything above my duty.

But a normal life was never the reward for people like us.
"That's the sacrifice I made".

Many players have celebrated Soldier: 76's news, but others think revealing him as LGBT almost three years after the game's release feels like an afterthought. Ana chimes in, "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.

Though every single hero in the Overwatch roster is subject to hopeful fan theories regarding their sexuality, there was no official information about Soldier: 76's love life before Bastet was released. Much like Tracer's girlfriend Emily, Vincent seems like an average civilian and will probably not be a future playable character. But here's some positive reaction to the reveal, which follows the Overwatch holiday comic of 2016's confirmation that the game's cover star, Tracer, is a lesbian. The two have just fought off Reaper and now have to escape the scene of the fight.

"Jack and Vincent were in a romantic relationship many years ago", Chu wrote.

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