There’s a Lot About D.Va (And Every Overwatch Character) That We Still Don’t Know
We are two years deep into the lifespan of Overwatch, which means its finally time to tell a new story. Blizzard just dropped another animated short, which feeds us a slice of the life of D.Va. If you’ve played the hero shooter at all, you’ll realize that the cinematic is a faithful portrayal. It is also, tonally, all over the place.
While I’m not here to explicate every detail about the new short, it’s worth mentioning that D.Va’s personality is established but not explained. She’s is still very much the Dorrito-eating, Mountain Dew-chugging gamer saint many fans have hoped for. However, the trailer introduces new facts about her life that don’t get fleshed out, and it’s bizarre. That said, it’s still a very enjoyable trailer, and you can catch it below if you’ve yet to see it.
Apparently, D.Va is part of a celebrity mech squad and is a workaholic with PTSD. The clandestine past that could explain her symptoms is glossed over, as are the exploits with the rest of her squad. And yes, for the first time ever, Blizzard actually mentioned the fact that D.Va is part of a group of heroic mech pilots. She’s the leader and the others fell out of commission after a battle that was also glossed over. Basically, the short gave us breadcrumbs of information that left every fan on the internet asking more questions. Of course, with the questions there came a lot of fangirling and fanboying. Speculation regarding her next Overwatch skin has already blown up.
Dva’s lore went from “she’s a Starcraft pro gamer no she’s not. She’s a solo star who works alone no she works with 4 other pilots in a famous team. She’s a feisty gremlin no she’s got ptsd. She has no other friends and family oops she’s always had an assistant.”
— Chwistopher (@Loudwindow) August 22, 2018
okay but let’s talk about dva’s meka squad for a sec???? casino, d.mon, king, overlord… AND THEIR MECHS ALL HAVE DIFFERENT ASSIGNED COLOURS TOO LIKE SOME VOLTRON POWER RANGERS SHIT. GANG GANG???? pic.twitter.com/dLKIQrjlKy
— d.mon + casino main (@kimdaekuks) August 22, 2018
ALL THE PICS OF DVA’S SQUAD!!!! pic.twitter.com/9f6iwnoFKI
— 🇽Grant🇽 @ owl withdrawal (@captainothehunt) August 22, 2018
pONYTAIL DVA!!!! I REPEAT.. PONYTAIL DVA!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/TW02jz3fNH
— soft 🍮 (@softsmore) August 22, 2018
What are your thoughts on the D.Va animated short? Comment your thoughts, speculation, and questions down below. We’re probably just as confused as you.