Overwatch: A World Fans Built

In May of 2016, a tumblr user called radtone posted a picture they had drawn of Overwatch’s D.Va in chibi style, an aesthetic favoured by anime fans born from the Japanese word meaning  “short or small person”. In June 2nd, radtone followed up with a small comic depicting D.Va as the tiny ravenous progeny of Soldier 76. Aggressively cute, this new interpretation of the character started to gain traction elsewhere on Tumblr, with artists giving her a Dorito and Dew addiction and a git gud ‘hardcore’ attitude. The result was a ferality both adorable and, for anyone who lives on the internet, very familiar.

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