What's your favorite feature or characteristic of Hanzo from Overwatch? I'm just curious. :)
Good question, Nonny. This is just my opinion, but I have to say that, even though his entire appearance is great-looking (understatement of the year X3), my favourite feature - physical feature, to be specific - of Hanzo’s has got to be his face. It sounds silly, but I remember when I first saw him in a promo pic (that one where he’s holding his arrow), I was instantly drawn to his face: it was so beautifully handsome, more so because of that broody, sombre expression that it held. It made me want to know why he was looking like that (and he was an angsty archer, so it made me all the more intrigued with him).
In a way, his facial expressions are a kind of gateway into his personality/mentality. Take, for example, this scene between Hanzo and Genji from the “Dragons” short:
I mean, damn, this man’s got a stunning face, that’s for sure (I can literally look at him all day). :) But in this moment, Nonny, I was able to see beneath that angry, bottled-up exterior and see a mixture of his pain, his disbelief and his wonder upon finding out that Genji was alive - his brother whom he thought he had dutifully killed, whose “killing” made him become remorseful and leave behind his clan and its activities in search of redemption. He carried these emotions for so many years (no doubt it weighed heavily on its mind), and in these few seconds we’re able to see these emotions conveyed through this single look of disbelief. It actually makes him look vulnerable, something that he probably rarely shows because he has to be the responsible older brother/leader/skilled, nonsensical warrior. Hanzo seems more human, more relatable, as a result.
I’m also quite fascinated by his eyes:
Again, same story: Hanzo’s too pretty for this world his eyes convey his emotions clearly. In that brief flicker of recognition when he sees Genji half-unmasked, we see his sadness borne from what he had to do to Genji in the past, and - when the eyes narrow a little bit - perhaps maybe a little relief and affection when he realises that his little brother’s alive. I think we also catch a glimpse of disappointment and tinges of regret, because for Hanzo it’s like, “Genji’s actually alive and has become this cybernetic thing, and I left my old lifestyle behind and spent all this time grieving over him.”
If we don’t see those two emotions there, then we definitely see it here:
Hanzo’s face beautifully shows how he feels when he asks Genji (possibly also asking himself), “What have you become?” He’s still reeling from his shock, but it seems as if he can’t digest the idea that Genji is alive but in a different form, as if he’s disappointed/saddened/regretful that he did this to him and/or that he threw his old lifestyle away for redemption’s sake but now it all seems like it was pointless.
Like I said before, Nonny, I can look at Hanzo’s face all day because I can’t believe that he has such a gorgeous face (I can’t understand how a cute man like this exists, bless him McCree, you lucky bugger T33T), but the way his facial expressions exposes his emotions, his personality, his current state of mind … just things like that make me want to learn more about Hanzo’s character, his motives, his fears, etc. I love him for his abilities and bruh, is he beautiful, but his character and background story are fascinating, and I’m always drawn to characters with an angsty past/bad boy tendencies because it makes me wanna dig beneath their surfaces and see their hidden humanness.
Hope that answers your question, Nonny, thanks for asking! ^3^
This is so beautiful <3, this is the real Harry. Harry deserves the best of everything. He’s such a kind hearted man. He doesn’t get the credit he should be getting. I love this goofy, gorgeous inside and out, man.❤️
I have a team of specialists - and it involves a crane - before I do any type of PR. You should see me when I wake up in the morning. I have my husband Simon here with me; he can testify as to what I look like at 6 in the morning when I wake up. -Matt Bomer on his looks [x]