Overwatch fan hypothesis about Symmetra at long last affirmed by Blizzard Polygon

“Overwatchu2019s cast has been heralded for its diversity, with a myriad gender, racial and sexual identities represented across all 24 heroes. Blizzard Entertainment is throwing neurological diversity into the mix as well, confirming fan speculation that one of the gameu2019s most popular characters is on the autistic spectrum.
A letter from Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan reignited the conversation, after its recipient posted it to Tumblr. The viral image included Kaplan explicitly referring to Symmetra, one of the gameu2019s most intriguing and intelligent heroes, as autistic for the first time.
u201cItu2019s very astute of you to notice that she mentioned the spectrum in our comic,u201d Kaplan wrote, referring to an official Overwatch comic from last May. u201cSymmetra is autistic. She is one of our most beloved heroes and we think she does a great job of representing just how awesome someone with autism can be.u201d
Blizzard later told Polygon that both the letter and Kaplanu2019s note about Symmetra were accurate. This validates a theory that has percolated in the Overwatch player community since last May, when the game came out and Symmetrau2019s backstory began to be filled out.
In u201cA Better World,u201d the Symmetra-focused comic that inspired the fan letter to Kaplan, Symmetra describes herself as always being seen as u201cdifferent.u201d”

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