Of all things, Mei might very well be what initially drew me to Overwatch. I remember joining the BETA test and not being entirely sold on the game and its colorful world and cast of characters. But this chubby, adorable genius who gleefully laughed as she put a shard of ice through player’s skull? In an industry and genre filled with modified super-soldiers, beast-men, assassins, and giant robots, Mei was evidence that Overwatch was something different. And I’ve been utterly hooked ever since.

For better, or for worse.

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She’s the Devil in a parka,
a miracle of science,
heart of ice,
her love is liquid nitrogen,
time slows when I’m with her,
and when she’s ready to start a blizzard,
I think I’ll let the cold take me.

Mei. Steve Arviso. 2018.

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