i do seriously think that mchanzo would be a VERY cool ship to be canon if it was for a lot of reasons… consider:
it would be an interracial relationship between two men of colour (a japanese man and a non-white latino who is possibly part native american). that would be very neat to see.
mccree and hanzo are both nearly 40 years old. there are NOT a lot of major representations of older lgbt couples. it would be a message of hope to older gay people, especially those who came out later in life and worry that they won’t find anyone.
mccree is disabled. more disabled lgbt rep is always good.
there’s the potential for a narrative about gay love as a redeeming, healing force - as the two of them come to terms with their past and move on, they become closer to each other, and find solace in their matching backgrounds and experiences. that would be so cool!!
there’s also potential for brotherly bonding via genji teasing hanzo about his crush. that would be hilarious.
it’s aesthetically pleasing. blue/red, east/west, all of that.
i predict at least one ohio/ohayo joke from the team, either in-game or just the voice actors dicking around. at the very least i think mercer would make the joke.
hanzo’s VA is married to a man, so this would be a gay person voicing a gay character. always important to see things like that!!
in conclusion, this is one ship i would genuinely like to see be canon.
the last time blizz let voice actors try to suggest potential lore or whatever for their characters, we deleted wrathion. now the overwatch team thinks mercer and bhimani can run these ships i have never seen such chaos
Month's ago: I was dicking around in a custom game with a friend and we all starting talking about the voice actors. Having a natural southern accent, I decide to try my hand with "It's High Noon!" My friends proceed to flip as they think my mccree impression is spot on. One friend says "Hold up, I'm gonna grab my brother (7) and just go with it" and I'm like sure thing. I then convinced a 7 yo kid that mccree was wishing him a happy birthday and I don't think Matthew Mercer would mind.
15 More Or Less Odd Questions About Skyrim Because Why Not
1. A boring one at first. Guildmaster, Listener, Harbinger or Archmage? (BETTER WALK WITH THE SHADOWS, BITCH. Okay, just kidding. But seriously.)
2. Did you help Faendal or Sven get the girl or did you just leave it hanging because two grown ass men should be able to handle their own relationships without the help of a random person who almost got eaten by the First-Born of Akatosh for fuck’s sake
3. Did you shiv the shit out of Madanach or did you watch him and his Forsworn mates go on an old-fashioned bloody rampage in the streets of Markarth?
4. Why, do you think, does Serana cover her head with a hood in broad daylight but leaves her cleavage conveniently exposed? (Hey, come on, who hasn’t spend their evenings considering Serana’s cleavage? I mean. Uh. Moving on.)
5. Do you think Mercer Frey and Maven Black-Briar would make a good couple? In other words, DO YOU SHIP IT TOO? In other words… validate my rubbish ship, please.
6. Now a question that will determine your worth as a person. Did you kill Paarthurnax because Dolphin and Ice-Burn asked you to? (Not that I’m judging if you did. But I’m judging you if you did.)
7. Okay, time to start a duel! Who is sexier, Brynjolf or Serana? (FIIIIIIIGHT! In a ring. With mud. Shirtless. Thank you.)
8. Do you feel bad about having to whack poor old Eldergleam in order to complete the quest because for some reason Bethesda forced us to abuse a tree?
9. DOES SKYRIM BELONG TO THE NORDS?
10. Have you read all the volumes of The Lusty Argonian maid? (A.K.A. Tamriel’s best scaly porn. Tamriel’s not very good at scaly porn.)
11. Have you left Cicero going “ow ow aagh ow ow OW aaaaaagh” in one of those corridors with huge swingins axes just because he can’t die and you couldn’t be bothered to pull the chain?
12. Have you committed the most unspeakable of crimes? That is, have you KILLED A CHICKEN? (The guards are coming for you, you lawless savage! Justice for the poultry!)
13. Have you ever wondered how Ulfric is supposed to fix Skyrim when he can’t even fix his fucking stairs?
14. Raise your hand if you hate the way Dragon Priests float around like pricks when you try to kill them. STOP FLYING AROUND ASSHOLE YOU’RE AN UGLY KITE
15: What’s so special about Camilla Valerious, anyway? Geez, why don’t those guys in Riverwood just get over themselves and marry each other. (I’m not sure if that qualifies as a question or no.)
u know whats rlly telling? the reaction fangirls have to htf vs how they react to matt mercer thinking mchanzo is cute. like. domestic hcs about them sharing an apartment and arguing over the decor and generally being a happy couple? he's obviously being forced to ship it by fans. a racist, homophobic fanfiction written by a cis white woman? suddenly its the best thing in the world. fangirls just don't give a fuck about healthy m/m relationships bc it's not hot enough for them
non-mlm love to see mlm suffer. in the real world its homophobic relatives and parents and preachers telling us we will live awful lives and die. in fandom spaces it’s when mlm suffer through “cute angst that totally is made up by a kiss in the end”, where torture and abuse is seen as cute. it ain’t something new. they don’t want us happy, that’s the core message.
i think that the overwatch fandom is just super gross about it (seeing mlm suffer, dismissing matt mercer’s wholesome content) JUST because htf got big, and many “base” their fanfics OFF of that fanfic
(CR spoilers 94) Please watch all 7 minutes of this moment. This is probably one of the most genuine moments I’ve seen Matt Mercer be and I think it’s a very good reminder that we’re not alone in our struggles.
I've been working on a Harley Quinn character that starts off as a Rogue and then takes the rest of their levels in Fighter-Gunslinger by Matt Mercer.
Nice! I think she would definitely make a good rogue. Perhaps maybe going Bard for spells like Vicious Mockery? I’m not familiar with Matt’s gunslinger class but I’ll check it out! Also, if you ever get something concrete, hmu for a signal boost!