THe TL;DR: The UN are the bad guys, Blackwatch was based on Talon, Overwatch was a propaganda tool and the Swiss HQ explosion was assassination.
At the fair founding of Overwatch and Blackwatch where we lay our scene. Gabriel, despite being more qualified to leading the organization, is bumped into the sister-organization Blackwatch to operate underground.
The UN does this for two reasons: 1. The real heavy lifting was always designed to be carried by Blackwatch, and Gabriel is more qualified and 2. Overwatch becomes a face for the UN, and while Jack is a capable commander, he’s mostly there for show. Their golden boy.
This is not to say that Overwatch isn’t actually doing work and genuinely risking life and limb. But they are shipped out to the higher profile areas, literally leading children out by the hand on tv. Overwatch had one primary function. ‘You are safe; We are handling this’.
I think that Talon (or it’s early form) had infiltrated the UN. Blackwatch was doing the grunt work, but was increasingly turned to more serving the sovereign wants of the UN and/or Talon. They make sure that Blackwatch is kept under control, and have an agent that works for them within their midst. Jack is kept in the dark about this and Gabriel is under orders to remain silent.
This of course creates a schism between the two. Jack thinks they’re there to save the world and be the heroes and Gabriel thinks Jack is too naive and idealistic, and Reyes is angry that he can’t see that they’re being used.
Then Blackwatch gets exposed. The public goes in an uproar. But no worries! The UN is gonna launch a super good sekrit investigation, ya’ll. There’s nothing suspicious about investigating your own shit that’s circling the drain, is there? I imagine at this point, that Jack demands information, which Gabriel cannot give to him freely.
McCree leaves Blackwatch right before everything goes up in flames (literally). Gabriel, the man with the most intel, the person who can effectively sink a whole bunch of higher ups, is successfully assassinated.
Instead of emerging as a victorious hero like he has so many times before, Jack fakes his own death. Which makes no sense unless he was never meant to walk away from that explosion and the hit was meant for him too. He goes out on his own, undercover, investigating something as the jaded Soldier 76.
Mercy gets ahold of Gabriel’s body and resurrects him, but he’s captured by Talon because of his strategic importance.
McCree meanwhile is on the run, with a bounty that could probably save the economy of a small country and OH BTW. BEING OVERWATCH IS NOW ILLEGAL. Any of you assholes get back together, we are gonna lock you up.
Everybody that could have information about this is effectively driven underground and outlawed. Aint that a peach.
But hey, the UN said that the explosion was caused by infighting. That is, after they amended their story from ‘there was no foul play’.
why is it that RIGHT after Mac comes out and the gay side of the IASIP fandom gets a little bit louder suddenly all these randoms start popping out of the woodwork to talk about how we’re watching the show wrong and trying to police how we interact with the show and what kind of gay memes we gays can make like
calm your asses down let me be gay and excited about the bad funny men being gay in peace
maybe the walking animations assets that were unused in sun/moon were in fact for the sequels?? like, it’s just speculation on my part but wasn’t it similar before with certain things present but locked out until the next game of the generation came out? idek but pls let me walk with my pokemon again game freak
a secret about me: i don’t sub/follow pj on anything. i don’t watch his videos. his beauty scares me to my very core. i went on one late night watching spree once and i cried the entire time. i have never loved a man more, except maybe the love i have for my father/niall horan/danny. every time i see him my breath leaves my body, a tear trickles down my face. my lip quivers, palms sweaty, mom’s spaghetti. no. my mom prefers goulash. pj if you’re reading this call me at (760)-5
(but if you feel this relates to some other type of kin experience thats cool too!!)
its ok if youre not exactly the way you were before
its ok if you like different things now
its ok if you seem like you should be someone else when you know youre not
its ok if you dont have the powers or the face or the interests and habits you used to
they dont make you any less you!!
this is a new life and a new world and a new timeline and even though things are different and scary and some of our old friends are miles and miles away or we might not know where they are its going to be ok!!! youre still you and youre also the you youve become in this life and you can be whatever you you want to be or feel that you are and its great!!
we have to be strong for our friends both old and new! the world is big and vast and full of possibilities so we should try our best to stay positive for ourselves and for everyone else even when its hard just to wake up and convince yourself to live sometimes in the morning
youre doing great!!!