“Tracer is gay! Take that gamers!” 

As you probably already know, about one day ago Blizzard released a Christmas inspired “Overwatch” webcomic called “Tracer Reflections”, and in that comic, it became officially known that Tracer is a lesbian woman (at least in the world of comics). Well,  that shouldn´t be such a big deal right? I mean, it´s not like it´s 2016 or that there haven´t existed LGBT game characters in the past. Nevertheless, once it became publicly known that Tracer is gay “some” people started to use Tracer´s sexuality as a baseball bat against Gamers (as seen in the pictures down below). On a personal level, I think it´s pretty messed up that someone would use a fictional character for their own political agenda. Even so, it came as no surprise to me that the SJWs tried to use Tracer against #GamerGate and its supporters (it was bound to happen, more or less. As they take any given chance that they get to do so).

fuck you gamers

Anne Maxson (@indigoats, aka “O, TannEINbaum”) doesn´t seem to realize that most gamers don’t care if a game character is gay or not, because what really matters is if the game and character in question is well-made or not.

dakota williams vs gamergate

Who ever said that GamerGate had anything against lesbians? Furthermore, they have lesbian and homosexual supporters.

As for me though, I didn´t get upset or angry when I found out about Tracer being a lesbian woman (the SJWs tried really hard to sell the narrative that Gamers were angry and upset over the fact that Tracer is gay). You see, I have nothing against homosexuals whatsoever. In the matter of fact, some of my all-time favorite characters are gay. For example, just take The Walking Dead show and comics. You got freaking awesome characters such as Aaron, Eric, Tara Chambler, Denise Cloyd and Paul Monroe/Rovia Aka “Jesus”. Well, guess what? All of them are homosexuals. So, what about homosexual game characters then? I´m glad that you asked. So, do you want to hear a little secret? (that´s not really a secret for anyone who´s into games). It´s the same thing there, because we got top-notch LGBT characters such as the following (to name a few):

Kung Jin (Mortal Kombat X)
Tiny Tina (Borderlands 2)
Ellie (The Last of Us)
Steve Cortez (Mass Effect 3)
Dorian (Dragon Age: Inquisition)
Juhani (Knights of the Old Republic)
Dr. Jessica Kandel (The Division)

sjw vs straight people tracer overwatch

To be fair, most SJWs doesn´t play the games that the whine about.

sjw bs

This tweet pretty much summarizes the mindset of the SJWs.

Furthermore, don´t forget that there exist quite a few lesbian Gamers out there, and as far as I know. Very few to no one from the SJW camp brought that up once the Tracer Internet drama show kicked-off. Let´s be real though, they never had any intentions of bringing that up. As it doesn´t fit into their agenda that all gamers are “sexist pigs”, “homophobes” and “misogynists” (which is false, as I hardly doubt +1 billion people are any of those things). Truth be told though, I´m a straight guy. So, yes, I do find lesbians to be attractive. However, that is quite normal for a straight guy, so I think that´s alright (at least, in my opinion).

blizzard censorship

As far as I know, Blizzard made that decision themselves. Furthermore, that´s how things are in Russia (you either follow their rules, or you don´t get to play any ball at all. I mean, just look at FIFA 17).

gamergate bogeyman

I knew that “some” people would try to make it sound as if #GamerGate would have anything against Tracer being gay. Well, I was right.

Even so, I still find it to be pretty bizarre that “some” people claim that Blizzard only turned Tracer into a lesbian to please the straight male players. Because as far as I know, a lot of females play “Overwatch” as well. Furthermore, Gamers have had lesbian fantasies about pretty much every female “Overwatch” character before the game even launched. So turning Tracer into an official” lesbian wouldn´t do all that much for the straight gamers really. Nevertheless, some people believe that the whole thing “might” have been a marketing/PR-trick by Blizzard. I don´t know if there´s any truth that claim, but if that´s the case. Then I have a feeling that the truth will get out sooner or later.

Tracer is gay, so what?

All in all though, does it truly matter all that much that Tracer is gay? I mean, what does it really change? Because in my mind, love is love, no matter if it´s between a woman and a man, or between a woman and a woman. Simply put, my perspective of Tracer won´t change just because she´s now a lesbian. So I don´t quite understand why “some” people have turned this whole thing into a gigantic drama party (it´s soon 2017, so get a grip!).

overwatch webcomic tracer

So what if Tracer is lesbian? It doesn´t change anything (at least not for me). Besides, love is love.

tracer overwatch sexist

In other words, if Blizzard hadn´t turned Tracer into a lesbian character. Then she still would be a “sexist” and “problematic” game character?

brianna wu on tracer from overwatch

You can always count on hearing some wisdom from Brianna Wu *deep sarcasm*

Another thing, that´s worth pointing out. It was previously said that Russia banned the Tracer reflections web comic (I think Euorogamer broke that story first?). Well, that´s not entirely true, because Blizzard made the decision not to release the comic in Russia themselves (as seen in the pictures down below). I think that assumption came to be because a Russian MPs accused Fifa 17 of being “gay propaganda” not so long ago. Nevertheless, I´m not going to cover Russian politics at this time. So I´ll leave that matter for the time being.

russia vs tracer overwatch comic

The Tracer reflections comic is not available in Russia.

Other than that, these are my thoughts about Tracer and lesbians in general:

tgg on tracer being a lesbian part 1

I meant every single word that I (Robin Ek) said.

Overwatch porn and Jonathan McIntosh Vs Tracer being a lesbian

And last but not least, we got the matter that concerns the lewd aspect of “Overwatch” and Jonathan McIntosh´s nonsense rubbish about Blizzard´s decision to turn her into a lesbian character. Nevertheless, I´m going to start with the lewd part first (I´ll get to the point shortly, so please bear with me), because the SJWs tweeted ut stuff such as “Tracer is gay fuck you Gamers“, “Straight people: I felt like I got shot cause a character I like is gay” and “Oh my god GamerGate is going to lose it´s damned hive mind”.

leafy on tracer

Let´s be honest, even before the Overwatch porn and hentai started to show up, we all pretty much knew that Tracer was a lesbian.

tracer is gay

I don´t think most “normies” or SJWs have thought about that though…

Right off the bat 1. There has existed lewd content for “Overwatch” for over a year (a lot of it is based on lesbian sex). 2. Most Gamers have zero to non problems with Tracer being a lesbian and 3. I (and many others) suspected very early on that Tracer was either a lesbian or a bisexual female (no offense, but her looks kind of gave that away).

overwatch porn

That would be correct, because there have existed lewd “Overwatch” content for over a year. That´s all I know about the matter of course *cough cough*

raygun on tracer being a lesbian

Translation: Gamers have been having thoughts about Tracer being a lesbian for a very long time.

As for Jonathan Mcintosh, the guy went on ranting about Blizzard and Tracer for hours on Twitter. That´s nothing new under the sun though. As that´s all he does during his awake hours. However, I did notice that pretty much everyone took a swing at Mcintosh this time (no matter if they were normies, SJWs, GamerGate supporters or neutrals). So I guess that most people are fed up with his rubbish nonsense projections and agenda. I highly doubt that Mcintosh will stop whining about everything and nothing though, because that seems to be his sole purpose in life. So in a way, that´s what keeps him going (in my opinion, Mcintosh is like a mix of Jack Thompson and Chris-Chan).

all gay characters should be ugly jonathan mcintosh

I guess that in Mcintosh’s world, lesbians have to be ugly in-order to make him happy…

josh vs tracer overwatch

I think it´s safe to say that it´s pretty much impossible to make Jonathan Mcintosh happy. Well, at least when it comes to games.

Any ways, at least it´s good to see that more and more people are calling Mcintosh out on his bs statements. So I´m rather curious to see for how much longer he will be able to keep up with his tweets, Youtube videos and whatnot. As it seems like everything and everyone has had just about enough of him (I wonder if that´s one of the reasons why Anita Sarkeesian tossed Mcintosh out from the Feminist Frequency camp?). Well, time will tell.

ian miles cheong vs jonathan mcintosh

I honestly don´t know if there even exists a game that Jonathan Mcintosh truly enjoy.

jonathan mcintosh vs lesbians

I really love the fact that Mcintosh can turn just about everything into a matter of “straight males”, “toxic masculinity”, “sexism” and “misogyny” (Mcintosh shoe horns that stuff into everything he covers).

I got one more thing to add to this topic before I wrap this OP post up. Phil (he works for us) made a really good point over Twitter when I talked to him about Tracer and her sexuality. Long story short, Phil simply told me the following:
“A quick way to see if anyone has a problem with LGBT… “Did you ever see/read Ranma 1/2? If so, did you like it?”

I can´t speak for everyone else now, but I did watch Ranma 1/2 as a kid, and I enjoyed the anime quite a lot. However, at the time I didn´t even know what LGBT was all about. Nevertheless, I have never been homophobic. Furthermore,  I only see good and evil in people. I don´t see gender, skin color or sexuality. As for games and Gaming, I just want to have a blast. So I honestly don´t care all that much about gender, skin color or sexuality.

And with that said, what´s your take on this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

Sources:
Eurogamer
Heatstreet
BBC.co.uk
PC Gamer
Tracer reflections comic
Dakota Williams
#Tracer via Twitter

***Disclaimer***
This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.

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31 Comments ON " “Tracer is gay! Take that gamers!” ... "
  • Nanya

    Most gamers are also anime fans/otaku

    Lemme give a short list of series with LGBT explicit or implied characters…

    Sailor Moon
    Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series
    Mahou Sensei Negima
    Magical Madoka
    Revolutionary Girl Utena
    Yu Yu Hakusho
    Keijo
    Berserk
    Dirty Pair
    Dirty Pair Flash
    Any BL anime/visual novel
    Fate/Stay Night
    Ranma 1/2

    I don’t think anyone cares that there are any LGBT characters

    • Nice list =) Nope, and to be fair, I never bothered either. I think the first LGBT character that I saw as a kid was that bisexual dude from Ninja Scroll.

    • XxHollowFactorxX

      I don’t think anyone cares as long as their not forced. I mean imagine a show full of straight characters, and you have one gay character and then slowly but surely everyone starts to get turned gay out of no where just for the sake of diversity and sjw’s.

      Or let’s say I make a gay and sjw’s and people on my case to turn my characters gay, Im not gonna turn them gay because people want representation. They are already getting represented in other ways, that don’t necessarily have to be sexual orientation.

      or imagine a gay show, when then everyone starts going straight gay people would lose their shit XD People gotta understand, many things are for straights to enjoy and some are for gays to enjoy.

      ill pull up the spider-man issue, sjw’s want to see a gay peter parker/spiderman and stan lee said you want a gay character make it yourself, i will not simply turn peter parker who is meant to be a white nerd, who is straight into something that i didn’t establish him to be.

  • darkgamer001

    Regarding the Russian law thing.
    Any censorship in *insert current year* is pretty horrible. Developers feeling unable to bring certain characteristics of their game to all countries means we’ve still got a loooong way to go in terms of advancing the concept of free speech.
    Good that you pointed out that it was Blizzard who made the decision, technically speaking…..but let’s face it, in Russia, you aren’t just talking about some vocal minority crying foul. You run a real risk of running foul of actual (and disgustingly archaic) laws.
    Of course, these SJWs will only use free speech when it suits them, the hypocrites that they are an’ all.
    Nevertheless, I have to reluctantly agree that I saw certain people who align themselves to Gamergate on Twitter happy over the fact that the comic is unavailable in Russia. Not all of Gamergate, far from it, but still. That’s basically falling to SJW levels of hypocrisy and not something I was happy with seeing, at all.
    Sure, if you think Blizzard made this decision to be attention whores, or just to appease certain….groups…you may have a point. But as the devs, it’s their decision to make, regardless of potential politics surrounding said decision.

    • “Regarding the Russian law thing. Any censorship in *insert current year* is pretty horrible.”

      – I agree, but that´s also why I didn´t want to bring that stuff up here. As the Russian politics part is way to deep to go into here. Thanks =) Yes, but in their eyes they feel like all of this is just homesexual propaganda from the West (they think that the Western men have become weak and pu**yfied cucks).

      I´m not saying that I´m cool with what they do, but I can see where they are coming from.

      “Of course, these SJWs will only use free speech when it suits them, the hypocrites that they are an’ all.
      Nevertheless, I have to reluctantly agree that I saw certain people who align themselves to Gamergate on Twitter happy over the fact that the comic is unavailable in Russia. Not all of Gamergate, far from it, but still. That’s basically falling to SJW levels of hypocrisy and not something I was happy with seeing, at all.
      Sure, if you think Blizzard made this decision to be attention whores, or just to appease certain….groups…you may have a point. But as the devs, it’s their decision to make, regardless of potential politics surrounding said decision.”

      – SJWs will use whatever they can to bash games, Gamers and Gaming…

  • David

    Tiny Tina is gay? Either I must have missed it during my playthroughs or it was in one of the DLCs. I know that Mad Moxxi was bisexual but what did surprised me about her was that she was Scooter’s mom (that and she dated Motor Momma).

    When I first saw that kiss panel I thought nothing of it, only followed by the thought that she didn’t need/have her Chronal Accelerator (because someone mentioned it).

  • Alex Barbu

    It’s interesting to see that all that lesbian fan art Tracer has gotten over time suddenly became closer to reality.
    On the other hand, I think I found it more interesting when we didn’t know her sexuality and we only had the fan art trying to guess her interests. Some things are just more fun when they let people speculate.

  • Double

    The United States in particular has been so compromised and perverted by the elites, that its sheeple are simply too blind to see the New World Order being set up right in front of them. It’s sad. Funny how a comic can change the landscape of a franchise, after it was deemed successful. This is just another ploy from the liberal establishment, to force the agenda of Barack and Michael’s way of life.

    • You are 100% correct, and you know what? I´ve just started to watch “Fear the Walking Dead”. Well, the whole first season tries to point that out (the blue pill folks/sheep are blind and brainwashed to the max, and that you shouldn´t trust the government).

  • LuzariusLive

    I defend people who love romance novels & fantasy.

    IMO, they should’ve announced her sexual orientation before people got all crazy about her in a sexual manner. You’re probably like WTF right now. The reality is that there’s tons of people upset by her being confirmed lesbian. I don’t mind that she’s lesbian, but I think it’s better to say she was lesbian at the game’s release or introduce the “coming out” plot line 10-100 hours into the game.

    Announcing that she’s lesbian 7 months later will crush all the people who engage in unhealthy levels of fantasy of which I’m sometimes guilty of lol.

  • drjonesjnr

    Can we keep political nonsense out of games please?
    No wonder Donald trump got voted
    in.

  • Limit Break

    If Tracer being a lesbian babe means there being some hot girl-on-girl action I am certainly flagging this as a positive thingy 🙂

  • Migi

    I can’t believ how SJW retards think they won a battle! nobody truly cares if there are Gay characters what we do care for is if it isen’t forced upon us just because of some retarded SJW agenda.
    But i do have a feeling they made her gay so they could get away with sexualizing Tracer basicly like one of the post says. http://thegg.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/tracer-overwatch-sexist.jpg

    Gamers in general are all for Hot lesbian action! but will the show the other side of lesbian relationships? which means highest on the list of domestic abuse then any kinda couple’s.

    • XxHollowFactorxX

      no all games are all for hot lesbian action, to a lot of us its a turn off.

  • lunawolve

    Men like lesbian women, and many create them for their own consumption. Please, make a man loves man main character. Make the Master Chief gay, make Nathan Drake gay, make Sam Fisher now love men, make Superman kiss Jimmy.

    • Ehrm…There already exists gay Super-Heroes, movie, TV-series and game characters?

  • Adrian Nathaniel Onimuss

    I don’t give two shits either way, because I find Overwatch to be Overhyped.

    • I honestly like the short animated movies more than the game itself (I´m a UT, Quake and BF player).

  • bruce livingston

    This game’s fanbase seems is turning into something that reminds me of Undertale’s.

    • And that´s not a good thing, right?

  • FatLeon93

    “McIntosh is a mix of Jack Thompson and Chris Chan”
    My sides XD

    • Hehe 😉 It´s the truth though.

  • aggressive bacon

    “Most gamers don’t have a problem with tracer being a lesbian” *Russian national anthem starts playing in the distance* good old mother Russia turning something nobody should care about into a hot button issue.

    Also, I knew Blizzard were going to make at least one of the characters be homosexual, but I really wanted i to be Mercy.Not for my perverted fantasies. I wanted Mercy to be bisexual(or asexual) so that we could make some bad jokes about Switzerland being neutral, even in the bedroom.

  • XxHollowFactorxX

    Love is Love is not a very proper term and here is why. because I love my brothers doesn’t make me gay or want to sleep with them. You love your mother doesn’t mean you want to sleep with her, you love your friends as well.. so love is love isn’t true.

    Love is love basically says that pedophilia is okay if you think about it as well and its not okay it’s sickening. So no love is not love and this Idea that because Im a straight male I have to love girl on girl is wrong, because not every straight man loves girl on girl and not every straight woman loves guy on guy.

    I think the reason people complain is not because they’re homophobic or hate gays, its the fact that now a days comics or game developers or movie directors say “we are going to do something really awesome with a character that you might love.” and out all the things they get turned gay, because “diversity” instead of doing something more realistic to the character instead of just catering to the minority because of stupid sjw’s

    I’m part of a minority and I don’t watch movies or play games or read comics to seek representation, I just to for entertainment. But people are afraid to express themselves because there will always be stupid people that instead of listening and asking questions the first thing they do is. “your a hater”, “you should die” “homophobe”, “your anti rights”

    (not referring to over watch) but there are characters who are getting turned gay, for no simple reason ruining how the character was already established for no good reason but to please a small minority. You got iron-man getting replaced by some black female, we know nothing about.. instead of using an already established black character who is war-machine to be the new iron-man instead. You got batwoman who is lesbian, and is a crime fighter, but all they seem to focus on 99% percent of the time is her sexuality.

    hell my gay friends, agree with me on this.

    sjw’s need to find a hobby and start putting their shit into the only things we can actually enjoy with-out them putting their crummy bs on.

    • “Love is Love is not a very proper term and here is why. because I love my brothers doesn’t make me gay or want to sleep with them. You love your mother doesn’t mean you want to sleep with her, you love your friends as well.. so love is love isn’t true.”

      – I didn’t mean that in a deep kind of way. I just meant that if a woman loves another woman, then she should be allowed to show her love for her (in public as well).

      “I think the reason people complain is not because they’re homophobic or hate gays, its the fact that now a days comics or game developers or movie directors say “we are going to do something really awesome with a character that you might love.” and out all the things they get turned gay, because “diversity” instead of doing something more realistic to the character instead of just catering to the minority because of stupid sjw’s”

      – Yes, because it sells and gives them some free PC points. It should be a natural thing really, not something that they use as a pr-thing.

      “I’m part of a minority and I don’t watch movies or play games or read comics to seek representation, I just to for entertainment. But people are afraid to express themselves because there will always be stupid people that instead of listening and asking questions the first thing they do is. “your a hater”, “you should die” “homophobe”, “your anti rights”

      – I’m glad to hear it =) And that’s the way it should be. I never cared about the skin color, gender or sexual orientation of game characters in the past. I just wanted to have some fun.

      “(not referring to over watch) but there are characters who are getting turned gay, for no simple reason ruining how the character was already established for no good reason but to please a small minority. You got iron-man getting replaced by some black female, we know nothing about.. instead of using an already established black character who is war-machine to be the new iron-man instead. You got batwoman who is lesbian, and is a crime fighter, but all they seem to focus on 99% percent of the time is her sexuality.hell my gay friends”

      – Well, look at Marvel. They’ve gone full SJW mode, and now they’re losing money and fans because of it.

      “sjw’s need to find a hobby and start putting their shit into the only things we can actually enjoy with-out them putting their crummy bs on.”

      – Word on that, I can’t even read Playboy anymore, since that magazine got turned into crap not so long ago (I’m a straight male, so I enjoy watching and reading about hot females).

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