I’ve received multiple requests from readers to offer a writeup for characters from Blizzard’s newest game Overwatch. I’ll admit from the get-go that I’ve never played Overwatch. It looks like the kind of game I’m typically bad at and would only consider playing if there was a single-player mode where I don’t end up showing a bunch of other people how bad I am.
Widowmaker is basically the key villainess in the game. She’s a ruthless, biologically enhanced sniper/assassin for the anarchist(?) organization Talon, who (as best I can tell) exist solely to thwart and sabotage the Overwatch Initiative’s efforts to protect humanity and bring balance to the world. While Widow’s bare cleavage and high heels in the original design would disqualify her outfit for Sartorially Smart Heroines’ lineup, I immediately fell in love with Ylva’s awesome redesign and wanted to show it proper love on the blog.