Heroes of the Storm Turns Overwatch's Genji into a Lovable Goofball

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The addition of Overwatch favorite Genji to Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm this week has revealed yet another big, important fact about him: this guy loves memes.


The cyborg ninja has remained relatively mysterious since the game’s release last year. Every time Blizzard ekes out another clue about his past, the Overwatch fandom analyzes it for clues about his personality. Up until now, Genji has been depicted as a tragic figure. Blizzard’s official Overwatch animated short focuses on Genji’s high-stakes rivalry with his brother Hanzo, and a recent official comic detailed his edgy backstory working with Blackwatch.

Now we’ve got this new aspect of his personality. Heroes of the Storm isn’t necessarily canon, of course, since it’s a game that mashes up multiple Blizzard games. Overwatch heroes have opportunities to trade fourth-wall-breaking barbs with characters from StarCraft, Warcraft, and Diablo. Up ‘til now, though, the other Overwatch heroes in the HotS roster haven’t revealed anything we didn’t already know about them. Lucio, Zarya, and Tracer all stay within the boundaries of what we’d expect from their personalities. Given that, it seems fair to assume that the HotS version of Genji isn’t too far