It’s a tale as old as time. Overwatch has a new event, and with it, new skins. While the fandom was already hyped for Genji’s Blackwatch skin, they have noticed something interesting: He has goddamn knives on his feet.
Genji Shimada is a robot ninja whose brother tried to kill him — he’s already an edgy guy without needing to be covered in blades. But Overwatch’s Uprising event takes place seven years ago, when he was a bit more moody about the whole “brother tried to murder him” thing, so somehow he’s even edgier. What’s most perplexing to me, and to the fandom, is the decision-making process that led to the knife-foot situation. For what purpose are these knives, Genji? Do they get in the way of everyday life?
mccree: they're called spurs it's like having little knives on yr feet
— florence anne ryder (@aeridani) April 11, 2017
: Genji, what features do you want on your body?
me: Ankle knife pic.twitter.com/UvGzI4Mhf0
— genji shimada (@yaboygenji) April 11, 2017
overwatch agents: hey guys lets go play some soccer
genji: oo i wanna play too
overwatch agents: yeah uh we think the fuck not, knife-ankles pic.twitter.com/vdTWUJ00pU
— lightning mccree (@champagnepuppey) April 11, 2017
blackwatch genji's ankle knives are not for combat reasons.
they fold down into an elegant yet deadly pair of stiletto heels
— Jeff Kaplan (@jeffkaplan_txt) April 12, 2017
Let it be known that this isn’t even the weirdest part of Genji’s robot feet. He has fully articulated toes. Sure!
lRT GENJI'S TOES pic.twitter.com/uUVv1kr0N8
— ѕнιяααє (@raaebot) April 11, 2017
genji: this new body doesn't work rebuild the feet i need toes
— mike hunt (@jhuliecostanza) April 12, 2017
Overwatch has a history of weird as hell footwear choices for their heroes (Tracer’s Crocs? Sombra’s toe shoes?) but Genji’s knife feet are the most absurd. What are we gonna see next, McCree with cyber cowboy boots and laser spurs?
The saucy mccree leg pic.twitter.com/qaHt6TcKnx
— luigi flesh /10 Days (@duskcry) April 11, 2017