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Favorite OW Characters as of Today

As in, they're incredibly liable to change. After all, the world is still evolving and there are many different characters to play as, so change is inevitable. I still loves lists, though, so I'm going to list my favorite characters, personality-wise, and my favorite heroes to play as.

Unfortunately, the world is still very bare-boned, so there isn't a lot of in-depth stories with these guys, only that which we've been told through the Overwatch page, the cinematic trailers, the ongoing comic series, and what we can glean from the in-game dialogue. With all these in mind, these are my favorite characters so far, in terms of actual characterization, without any influence from playing them or playing against them.

1. Jesse McCree - he's such a sweetheart, and I loved his comic a lot.
2. Reinhardt Wilhelm - if I were to call anyone my "waifu," it'd be this guy.
3. Lúcio Correia dos Santos - he's got so much energy and enthusiasm and is so supportive of his team, on top of being a revolutionary and a musician, he's just so great.
4. Jamison "Junkrat" Fawkes - I feel obligated to put this guy here; and let me just say that I vastly prefer is canon portrayal to his fanon portrayal (he's not 100% manic all the time, jfc)
5. Don't really have one, but I'm also fond of Genji and Hanzo Shimada, if only because I've become increasingly familiar with them through fanfiction (I am McHanzo trash, to literally no one's surprise). I also like Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes, but not their bitter alter egos, Solder: 76 and Reaper. Bitterness is so tiresome.

On the other side, I've been trying to play a lot more characters, so there will be a little variance between favorite character personalities and favorite characters to play.

1. Junkrat - I suck at aiming, so throwing bombs in the general direction of people is my best option. It helps that I also love his sense of humor. Still need to practice with the Rip-Tire though... Regardless, Junkrat's my go-to hero who I feel most comfortable with and don't feel as much pressure to do a specific role (like if I play most of the other characters on this list).
2. Reinhardt Wilhelm - I've been playing him a lot more recently and I've just fallen in love with him. Like Junkrat, there's a bit less aiming involved, though I've been practicing his charge and his fire strike, so when my shield's down I'm not defenseless. It's that shield, though, and the feeling of satisfaction of properly protecting your team that makes me love playing him so much.
3. Mercy - Best healing support, by far, and, with practice, I can suitably heal my team (as long as they STAY CLOSE BY, GFDI, because heading off on your own as a Mercy is a DEATH SENTENCE). Also, that rez is literally a life saver. Much like Reinhardt, I like that feeling of satisfaction I get for providing a necessary service to my team.
4. Lúcio - Not as good as Mercy, but better than Zenyatta and a lot less complicated. I've been practicing more as Lúcio just because I WANT to play him. His switch between healing and buffing has the potential to be really useful, and his ult doesn't make me feel like I have to wait for the planets to align like with everyone else's. He's not an easy hero at all (wall-scaling, or whatever, is currently giving me grief), but he's fun to play.
5. Soldier: 76 - Literally the only offense hero I play because he's got the pulse rifle that shoots multiple shots > single shots. Like I said earlier, my aiming has much to be desired (though I'm practicing), so characters that rely less on accuracy are the ones I gravitate towards. On top of that, he's got the helix rockets that help out in a pinch (though I still can't helix jump) and he can heal himself, so doesn't have to worry about being as close to the healers (though I need to remember he has it). I'm still not great as him, but I'm getting better.

I also play a some Bastion, Torbjörn, and Symmetra, though with a lot less frequency. Then, I have plans to practice with McCree, Sombra, D.Va, and Roadhog. (And can I just say how much I'm not looking forward to practicing with D.Va? I just don't like her, personality or gameplay-wise. It just sucks that she's so useful.)