When Blizzard revealed the latest support hero to come overwatch 2Lifeweaver, the developer, noted that the character is openly pansexual, and players will see that “reflected in his voice lines, conversations, and other content.” In the early gameplay preview, players can already see Lifeweaver almost a week before its release. And one of the Thai protagonist’s voice lines might reveal something about the other protagonist, Baptiste, who has a very flirty exchange with Lifeweaver.
On the Overwatch subreddit, fans noticed a lobby conversation between Lifeweaver and Baptiste, in which the following flirtation occurs.
Lifeweaver: I have a reservation at a fancy restaurant, but I’m not sure who to invite…
Baptiste: I know a man!
Lifeweaver: Is he, by any chance, a flamboyant former mercenary from the Caribbean?
Baptiste: [chuckling] That just might happen!
Now, a skeptic might think, “Hey, maybe Baptiste is just hungry.” And maybe he is. But the delivery between the two — amplified by Lifeweaver’s apparent flirtatiousness — seems to support a theory that Overwatch players have had ever since they saw Baptiste’s former partner in Talon, a Samoan tank of a man named Mouga, and their close relationship. learned about. It also appears that the author’s intention behind some of Baptiste’s lore was some sort of romantic relationship between Baptiste and Mauga.
In 2019, Blizzard released the Overwatch short story “What You Left Behind”. In it, author Alyssa Wong tells a story about an unpleasant reunion for Baptiste: his former associates in the terrorist organization Talon, Mouga and Nguyen have tracked him down after four years in Baptiste’s home country of Haiti. The tension in that story runs deep, and not just because Mauga could easily overpower Baptiste to do what he wanted – which was for Baptiste to join the ex-Talon gang for a classic “just one more job” mission. .
That short story came with this artwork by Baptiste and Mouga:
Wong later said that he was “obsessed with two (2) types of imaginary relationships: ‘You were never good enough for me, but I loved you more than anything,’ and ‘You were the best thing that ever happened’. ever happened to me, and I destroyed it with my own hands (probably on purpose).'” And in response to a fan alluding to Baptiste and Mauga’s relationship, Wong replied, “That’s how I wrote them Was!” Wong also added a winking-face emoji, presumably to emphasize his intentions.
And to make it even more clear, here’s the author of Baptiste’s primary source shipping those characters.