Like all characters, Pharah and Mercy’s personalities are heavily tied into how they play in the game. Pharah is a protector, who views the battlefield from afar. She looks at the bigger picture and aims to protect as many as possible. Mercy is a saviour, on the other hand, and focuses on one person at a time. She comes rushing to their aid and saves people one by one. She focuses on saving people on a personal level.
Pharah is heavily tied to the concept of justice. Meanwhile, Mercy is obviously tied to, well, mercy. These qualities are heavily linked to one another, and compliment one another. Without mercy, justice can be ruthless and uncaring, as we see Pharah be in her comic. But without justice, mercy becomes enabling, too forgiving of flaws. You could argue that Mercy is more about quick fixes, easing the pain in the moment, whereas Pharah aims to remove the cause of the pain to begin with, more detached from those she saves. This too is informed by how they play, and how we see them depicted in the trailer (both inspiring, but in different ways).
Justice and mercy are dependent on each other. They are both needed in equal measure. In the game, we see that Mercy is most effective when there is a Pharah she can fly away to, stay airborne beside, and reach many more people from such a vantage point. And Pharah, who is so far away from the nitty gritty of battles, yet makes an easy target, is most effective when there is a Mercy not only looking after her and patching her up, but powering her up as well.
As such, a Pharmercy combo aids both of them in their goals. With a Mercy helping her, Pharah can soar higher, deal more damage to wrongdoers, and stay alive longer so that she may protect more people. With a Pharah helping her, Mercy can escape danger, see the wounded from afar, and expand her reach so that she may save more.
Protecting and saving. Justice and mercy. Pharmercy is not just a combo with great game mechanics, but also a combo for their ideals, purposes, personality. Together they can soar higher and do more in order to protect and save humanity. That is the true strength of this ship, and that is why it is so incredibly real.
(I miss the Cat Day without drawing stuffs and now I am sad so you all now have to listen my Papyruses cats prompts because boi oh boi cats mmmmm)
TALE PAP (Papy)
All white fur
Always clean himself for “look good and cool”
Has a cyan ribbon tied on his tail which is given from Sans
Spend equal time at indoors and outdoors, he like both. Indoors for staying with Sans and outdoors for playing around
That one cat that will completely erase your “all cats are prideful” bias as being extremely friendly and energetic to everyone, will nag and follow you around passionately that make you feels like he is actually a dog.
Has no vigilance from other cats to strangers on street.
Likes to call Sans to play with him when Sans is taking naps, sometimes stays and sleep beside/on top of him.
Will never push cups off from table.
Touch spots: everywhere
FELL PAP (Boss)
All black fur
Gains many little scars on his body from fights
Shitty temper, will hiss and scratch everyone who tries to touch him
Bite Fell Sans 24/7, but doesn’t hate him, this is a way to show affection, at least he thinks it it.
Fucking. hates. collars. Fell Sans tried wear a ring collar on his neck once and he spent the rest of days scratching and biting his own neck historically.
Very defensive on his territories, most fights is for defending his land. Many cats are afraid of him expect Papy and Honey.
When injured or feeling sick he will get very close to wherever Fell Sans is, curl himself up and become very quite, this is his own sign of something is off.
Will always push cups off from table.
Touch spots: N O
Swap Pap (Honey)
White and orange tabby fur.
A little bit messy, rely on Swap Sans to comb his fur a lot.
Always looks sleepy, as in fact sleeps a lot. Yet actually nimble and smart on movement, very good at dodging.
Spend most time outdoors that people may think he is a stray cat. Only go beck to Swap Sans for food, and of course Swap Sans.
Doesn’t really like people to touch him but still chill with it, only like how Swap Sans massage his head.
Like catnips, like catnips a lot, secretly steal and hide many catnips in different places.
Basically that one chillest stray-looking cat you can find on street.
Will only push cups off from table when out of people’s sight.
but do you guys feel like princess serenity & the others on the moon during the time of the silver millennium felt the warmth of the sun? i’m not sure why the thought suddenly sprung into my brain, but there it is.