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List of Reasons why McHanzo is a popular ship

In case somebody asks you why people ship McHanzo, you can just link them to this post. 

1) Their personalities [ie, the rough and tumble, clever charming cowboy and the severe, noble, disciplined, dutiful archer] are extremely shippable (see: Han Solo and Princess Leia for similar personality types). Referred to as the “odd couple” phenomenon by Matthew Mercer, voice actor of Mccree. 

1a) Matthew Mercer explaining the McHanzo ship and putting in McHanzo lines during his panels and his on the spot voice acting for Mccree

1b) Ships in which one character is “tsundere” are popular as well; where one is presumably more open than the other, who is more closed off about their feelings, though in the realm of fanwork this is often an inverted trope

2) The east-west symmetry; in which Hanzo represents the [stereo]typical anachronistic eastern warrior where Mccree represents the [stereo]typical western gunslinger (see: the popularity of interracial romances)

2a) Kurosawa Samurai films were inspired by early Hollywood Westerns; later Westerns were inspired by Kurosawa Samurai films. The “love affair” of Samurai and Cowboy films has gone on for decades

3) Visually appealing; both handsome, buff, middle-aged men–a fandom staple. Also both perfectly contrasting each other in color scheme; Mccree = Red (serape, ult), Hanzo = Blue (clothing accents, ult)

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art by @casuallysuplexes

4) Interactions in-game: Junkenstein’s revenge in which Hanzo and Mccree share stories and drinks; followup lines referencing the drinks they shared, Mccree complimenting Hanzo on his shots, a recent addition of Mccree following up his drinks with presumably with Hanzo ( “the next one’s on me” )

5) Their similarities in age, personality and backstory; both with criminal pasts they’re trying to make up for. Both are about the same age and have the same background in stealth, assassination, unsavory dealings. Both are skilled fighters and sharpshooters who have dealt with the dark side of the world, who are seemingly unfit to be heroes but also most compelling in their (in Hanzo’s case, presumed) heroism. 

5a) Because of their difficult pasts, the idea of them being happy is appealing. More so the idea of them being happy together, because of the appeal of romance to many fans. Which is why domestic headcanons of them are also very popular.

art by @crotah

5b) Young Mchanzo 

art by @crotah

art by @rngrn

…. I forgot my point 

6) The sheer content generated and the popularity of the ship makes it more appealing to ship: the amount of good art, good fanfiction, and positive energy from both creators and many fans makes the ship appealing to those who are new to it. 

7) LGBT ships are more common than het ones by virtue of wish fulfillment; because there is an extreme lack of LGBT content, let alone LGBT romance in media, LGBT ships are more popular within fandom. Also, because of the number of women in fandom who are by the numbers, largely straight, male/male pairings are often more popular than female/female pairings, unless the number of female characters is balanced or there are more female characters in a fandom (see: Once Upon a Time), or female personalities are made more compelling in the show (see: Legend of Korra). 




Those are the ones I can think of right now, but there are likely a ton more reasons people ship McHanzo, and I hope people continue to enjoy the Overwatch fandom because all this creativity is amazing. Please do click through the links of the posted photos to reblog the original posts and support the artists!

Damian: *is fighting with Bruce, threatens to quit* 

Jason: *starts laughing* 

Damian: What? 

Jason: Dude, nobody quits being Robin 

Damian: What? But didn’t you quit? 

Jason: No, stupid, I died 

Damian: Fine, then Grayson. He quit to become Nightwing 

Dick: Um, actually Bruce fired me 

Damian: What about Drake? 

Tim: Nope, Dick stole the title from me and gave it to you 

Damian: Oh. But didn’t you quit while Brown was Robin? 

Tim: My dad forced me to, so it doesn’t count 

Damian: *hmphs* Then Brown, at least? 

Steph: Sorry, I was fired too 

Damian: Fine. Then I’ll just be the first to quit! 

Jason: *laughs* Nah, sorry kid, not gonna happen. You’ll probably either get fired or killed again, and I’ve got fifty bucks on the line for the latter 

Damian: *pales* Father? 

Bruce: *has conveniently disappeared* 

Okay, but picture this: The performance is over, their bodies have cooled down and they are are chilling. They are like "Wow, that was awesome! I am so glad we did this and in such a short amount of time too!!!!!! GLORIOUS, AMAZING" but then comes the realization.
  • Otabek: Yuri Plisetsky's finger was in my mouth. In. My. Mouth. I am hyperventilating.
  • Otabek: I SHOULD HAVE LINGERED
  • Yuri: Otabek bit my glove off. Punk as fuck. I could feel his tongue under my fingertip.
  • Yuri: DOES THAT COUNT AS SOME SORT OF KISSING THING
  • *avoid eye contact with each other for the rest of the night because they f e e l their faces burning*

Moon Butterfly Season 3~

i realized this year would mark 10 years since i started trying to develop a cartoon/comic style!

i mean it’s really just me gradually drawing larger eyes, understanding anatomy, and color theory a little better

regardless, i think it’s good to consider that you don’t start out, or rather, stay at a style until you really start to feel comfortable with yourself!

Sending all the love and prayers to Kim Woo Bin

If you watch k-dramas then you might’ve heard of actor Kim Woo Bin (Choi Young-do in The Heirs, Shin Joon-Young in Uncontrollably Fond), who was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer (throat cancer). Please please keep him in your prayers so he can get better soon. Even if you don’t know who he is, please just take a second to pray for him.

Get well soon.