After two years of waiting, Overwatch hero D.Va finally has her own animated short. While some people wish it gave a little more insight into her backstory, everyone can agree that D.Va is a selfless, precious angel who has never done anything wrong.
Hana “D.Va” Song is an incredibly popular character, to the point of becoming a symbol of a feminist movement in Korea.
Until now, we’ve had almost no insight into her character other than that she’s a gamer and she rides a mech. After this latest short, called “Shooting Star,” we now know she’s a self-sacrificing workaholic with PTSD. Hooray?
While this short gives some bread crumbs on D.Va’s backstory - she works with a squad of other mech pilots, and it seems that Korean news often fudges the truth when it comes to her personality and the injuries she sustains - it doesn’t do much to solidify any lore for this character.
Some fans have expressed frustration that after two years, D.Va and much of the rest of Overwatch universe still feels like a blank slate. Others are just happy that D.Va finally has a freaking short.
i hope in the overwatch universe all the "stan loona" people have given birth to a generation that instead says "stan dva"
— Fuckhands McMike (@tsodmike) August 22, 2018
— ＨＹＯＧＯ (@Hyoggers) August 22, 2018
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
dva short: look at dva. she eats the doritos and drinks the mountain dew
dva short: she suffers from the ptsd
audience: wait what
dva short: she has a complex that keeps her from asking for help because she feels pressured from high expectations
— sambro (@sombratxt) 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