Writer Andrew Robinson on the work, as well as Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz with the accompanying art, have much to be proud about with Overwatch’s character Symmetra.

In the fourth Overwatch digital comic, it’s revealed that Symmetra is actually somewhere on the autism spectrum. Her character is treated with both levity and care, and it really adds to her character. The comic depics an accurate portrayal of someone living on the autism spectrum.

“Sanjay has always said I was… different. Everyone has. Asking where I fit on the spectrum. It used to bother me. Because I knew it was true. It doesn’t bother me anymore. Because I can do things nobody else can do.”

Overwatch releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC May 24th.

  • Wombat

    While I get running this story, this title is a little off (unless you’ve heard something from Blizzard that no one else has). I came here (drawn by the title) looking for confirmation from the creators.

    This might be well-supported speculation, but it’s still just speculation until Blizzard comments or otherwise confirms (which I personally hope they do, but still).

  • Marcos Luna

    I just found out i have autism, but she was my favorite character even before i read this!

  • Captiosus

    Sorry but I have to disagree. Symmetra is more akin to someone with obsessive-compulsive disorder than ASD. Symmetra clearly is bothered/obsessed with things being out of order. In the comic, she’s annoyed by the crooked painting to the point where that annoyance actively prevents her from engaging in the conversation. In the game, her lines and various animations show an almost obsessive thought pattern with order and symmetry.

    ASD might share similar orderly traits as those with OCD but they rarely share the same obsessive reasonings, they simply act. Symmetra is made anxious by disorder and that anxiety is the reason she acts. That makes her OCD not autistic.

    • Jerreau Driessen

      ….

  • David Woon

    STOP! JUST STOP. keep those thoughts in your head and just stop it.

    • Sithalo

      why? what would be wrong with it?

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