Kids can be vicious when it comes to insulting others, like an in-person version of the Internet. Now, it seems the Internet and reality have gotten closer in the world of children’s attacks on each other.
Before we go further, lets explain something for those not familiar with Overwatch. Playing the MOBA FPS title, you look to get a balance of character types to make the ideal composition which usually looks like 2-2-2. 2dps, 2 tanks, and 2 healers. However, some players stick to one character regardless of the needs of the team. This is called “maining” as in you mainly play only one character. So you could have Soldier 76 Main, Mei Main, Junkrat Main etc. One of the characters which gets the most attention in this area is Hanzo. Mainly because his arrows appear to have the hit detection that allows for shots that shouldn’t be possible.
This kind of generous hit detection isn’t limited to Hanzo in Overwatch, of course, as you can see in this hitbox video by Force Gaming.
While we don’t condone bullying, what one girl apparently did after a boy in her class took her pencil without permission did make us laugh. Instead of resorting to violence or more risque words, she called the boy a “Hanzo Main.”
The teacher didn’t even know what it meant when reporting it to her parents but did notice it was an insult. Her parents’ response was the same as ours, laughter.
My daughter got in trouble for calling a kid who stole her pencil a Hanzo main. My husband and I have been laughing for half an hour. pic.twitter.com/Y1vDfGZZpA
— Allie (@abrekke83) March 16, 2017
Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.