Just a tiny rant <3
I am a Mercy main. Ikr not another one, they’re everywhere.
Either or, I just wanted to appear and let a bit of shit out in regards to the new hero who has just been released, Moira. Whilst, as a stand-alone character, I do find an evil genetecist a great hero to add to the game, I can’t help but have some reservations in regards to my main babe.
(Disclaimer; this is a lore-based rant. Gameplay makes no difference to me. <3)
By the look of it, Mercy is going to be subjected to another Ana. Before Ana came along, ya’ll know how Mercy was treated; she was the “mum” of the game, the OG healer, the pioneer in medicine and medical technology. Then Ana came along with a cool biotic rifle and took the “mum” title away, and Mercy was kinda pushed from the original trio (Reyes, Morrison, Ziegler) and dumbed down into one of the little “Overwatch Playpen” heroes, being replaced by Ana. I found this a little easier to overcome, because Ana’s rifle was confirmed to have been made using Mercy’s technology, albeit against her wishes. Mercy was still at the forefront of medical technology with Ana, which was great, it stuck to the lore.
I fear it’s not going to be the same with Moira?
Already, I’m s e e t h i n g at the revelation that Mercy wasn’t behind Gabriel’s deterioration into Reaper. It was never confirmed by Blizzard, so obviously the only foundation I have for being sour over that was I was upset my own little head-canon, (okay…it was a big thing in the entire fanbase, pretty much everyone though Mercy fucked with Gabriel and made Reaper,) got shattered, but that’s fine. Canon said otherwise, so I’ll begrudgingly be okay with it.
What’s beginning to get to me is I have a feeling all of Mercy’s achievements are about to be put under someone’s boot. Her lore specifically says she was the one who brought nanobiology and biotic technology to the world, and all the healing you get ingame is because of her success as a doctor and a scientist. In MOIRA’S, however, it says that her own accomplishments were, on occasion, “impossible to replicate”. I’m starting to get the notion that it’s going to come out that Moira was actually the spearhead all along, and Mercy merely inherited her research after she left Overwatch. If you take a peek here;
Blackwatch Moira is very, very clearly wearing a modified version of the Valkyrie Swift Response Suit. Don’t even try to convince me otherwise; that is a VSRS, Mercy’s crowning achievement as a field medic and a doctor. Yes, it is modified, probably just to match BW’s grunge aesthetic, but it’s there. If it comes out that Mercy made one for her because BW is a branch of OW, then I’m sure I’ll be fine with it, happy with it even. I just don’t want it suddenly to be so easy for people to casually replicate Mercy’s work; it cheapens her as a character and I’m honestly not down with that.
Please, Blizzard. Don’t do this to Mercy, especially after all the shit you’ve pulled with her ult
change, her buffs and nerfs and all this shit. Don’t suddenly push her
down to play second fiddle again. Don’t give her and Moira the
Widow/Tracer rival dynamic. 🙁
(What I’d love is for Mercy and Moira to have a surprisingly amicable relationship. I think that would be fucking great. I just don’t want them to have a super cheesy good vs evil relationship to dull Mercy down even more. I need Angela Ziegler to have a dark ass secret history and if Moira is a part of that? Jesus, that’d be PERFECT.)
Am I the only one feeling this? I’d love to know if others are worried about Moira suddenly completely devaluing Mercy in a lore-based sense.