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Fan-Made Overwatch Character Is Good Enough To Be In-Game

Fans want to see Tara in-game.

Fan-Made Overwatch Character Is Good Enough To Be In-Game

The Overwatch community is full of creative and inclusive players. The diversity of the characters is Blizzard's competitive shooter likely sparked the creativity of the fanbase. The result being fan-made concepts, including a full detailed and realized character named Tara.

Fan-Made Overwatch Character Is Good Enough To Be In-Game

Thai computer art student Weerawan Mapithak is a particularly involved Overwatch fan. So much so that she designed an original hero she named Tara for a project she's working on for her Master's degree. It was originally posted on the official Overwatch forums.

Not only did Mapithak design Tara's looks, but she went and made entire pages of concept art and even background information. Tara is a 27-year-old Marine conservationist from Thailand, which really fits in with Blizzard's diversity initiative. Her design is based on the betta fish and she would fill the role of the support class. Mapithak even drew up designs for a map to go along with Tara.

Fan-Made Overwatch Character Is Good Enough To Be In-Game

She even designed some alternate costumes.

Fan-Made Overwatch Character Is Good Enough To Be In-Game

Fan-Made Overwatch Character Is Good Enough To Be In-Game

Overwatch fans went wild over Mapithak's creation, with the original post gaining more than 500 replies. Even the director of Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan took notice. "Wow, this is amazing," he stated in the forums, "you are so talented!"

Mapithak is a promising digital artist. Her online portfolio can be found here.

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