This Gender-Bent Mercy Concept Art Has Captured The Internet’s Heart

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If there’s anything in this world that gamers can count on, it’s got to be that Overwatch fans will always go that extra mile to turn every little thing to do with the first person shooter into something bigger. Step aside Whovians and Sherlockians because the Overwatch fandom is coming through and their next favorite thing to squeal about is a piece of Mercy concept art. This piece from The Art of Overwatch shows an initial concept of the healer, that may be a lot different than anyone ever imagined. In this previous version, Mercy was actually a dude… a super attractive dude.

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As the reader can see above, this original piece of Mercy concept art shows that at some point, the support character was male. The uniform is still very similar to what we see now with white armor, wings, and the Caduceus staff that Mercy is known for. The character himself is much different though with white and black hair, thick muscles, chiseled jaw…. wait, what were we talking about? Anyway, the fandom was quick to fall in love and have even started creating fan art for the Mercy that could’ve been.

With the amount of excitement coming out of the Overwatch community over just these few leaks, it’s crazy to think how many heads will explode once The Art of Overwatch is officially released. If you would like to learn more about the 8 lb. art book, you can read all about it and what it contains by clicking right here! Overwatch is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC right now!

What do you think of this gender-bent Mercy concept art? Do you think Mercy should’ve been a buff dude or are you still dreaming of that sexy little witch costume and wouldn’t change her for the world? Let us know what you think in the comment section below and then make sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay updated on all the hottest gaming and entertainment news!

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