Widowmaker by BerserkerMk

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By: BerserkerMk
Last Updated: May 10, 2017
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The Spider Assassin

HEALTH: 1500

"One shot, one kill."
Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse.


For much of her life, Amélie was known as an accomplished ballet dancer in Paris. She married Gérard Lacroix, an Overwatch agent spearheading operations against the Talon terrorist organization. After several unsuccessful attempts to eliminate Gérard, Talon decided to change its focus to his wife. Talon operatives kidnapped her and subjected her to an intense program of neural reconditioning. They broke her will, suppressed her personality, and reprogrammed her as a sleeper agent. She was eventually found by Overwatch agents, apparently none the worse for wear, and returned to her normal life.

Two weeks later she killed Gérard in his sleep.

Her mission complete, Amélie returned to Talon, and they completed the process of turning her into a living weapon. She was given extensive training in the covert arts, and then her physiology was altered, drastically slowing her heart, which turned her skin cold and blue and numbed her ability to experience human emotion. Amélie was gone, replaced by "Widowmaker," Talon's most effective assassin, and feeling little save the satisfaction of a job well done. As far as Overwatch knew, she had been kidnapped.


Widowmaker was present in an anti-Talon operation conducted by Overwatch, as a force led by Jack Morrison rescued a number of scientists that Talon had taken hostage. While Overwatch was successful in this regard, Widowmaker was able to take out a number of agents. The operation led to a sniper duel between her and Ana Amari, as they made their way throughout the urban terrain. Ana was able to temporarily incapacitate Widowmaker, hitting her in her helmet. But upon seeing Widowmaker's face, she froze, recognizing her as Amélie. It was all the time Widowmaker needed to take her own shot, shooting Ana through the scope of her rifle and into her eye.


"When I was a girl, I had a fear of spiders. I was told they felt no emotion. That their hearts never beat. But I know the truth. At the moment of the kill, they are never more alive.„
~ Widowmaker

Widowmaker was sent to King's Row to assassinate Tekhartha Mondatta, the Shambali leader, as he made a speech. As she made her way to her vantage point, she reflected upon how she had been frightened of spiders as a child, drawing an implicit comparison to Widowmaker herself -- neither one felt emotion or had a beating heart. She lowered herself, upside-down, off the side of a building using her grappling hook and began to line up her shot. However, unbeknownst to her, Tracer was also at the speech. Just before she could press the trigger, she was distracted by Tracer blinking through the air towards her, pistols firing. The two engaged in a rooftop chase as Mondatta was ushered away, having been warned by Tracer. In the end, Tracer's pulsebomb backfired and blew both of them into the air. As she fell, Widowmaker took careful aim, and fired a single bullet at the center of Tracer's chronal accelerator. Tracer blinked forward, and the bullet sped on -- straight into Mondatta, killing him moments before he entered his limousine. Tracer tackled her to the ground, demanding to know why she would do such a thing, but Widowmaker just chuckled, whispered, "Adieu, chérie," ("Farewell, darling,") and slammed her into the side of a building. As Widowmaker flew away on a Talon aircraft, she completed her internal dialogue: Despite what people said, spiders do feel -- when they kill.


“There you are.„
~ Widowmaker, after seeing Doomfist's gauntlet

Widowmaker teamed up with Reaper as part of an attempt to recover Doomfist's gauntlet. She was hindered in this by Winston and Tracer however. The mission was further complicated by a child stealing the gauntlet, and using it against her. After Tracer disarmed her, she made an escape with Reaper using her grapple, though both agents engaged in pursuit.

“I am in position.„
~ Widowmaker

Alongside Reaper and Sombra, Widowmaker was assigned to assassinate Katya Volskaya, the CEO of Volskaya Industries. Sombra was able to take down the facility's security system, allowing Widowmaker and Reaper access to the site. Widowmaker lined up her sights from a vantage point, and waited for Katya to enter her field of fire. She almost did, but an alarm sounded, sending the base into high alert and Katya to her fortified office. Widowmaker fired but narrowly missed the CEO, instead shattering the lower half of her hanging right earring. Reaper ordered her to stay put while he took her out, but he was waylaid by a mech. Sombra engaged in pursuit, but reported that Katya had escaped. Reaper ordered that the operatives return to their ship.


During Christmas, Widowmaker took a visit to Gérard's resting place. She left a rose on her husbands grave. Roses being used to signify love, red roses especially.

Combat Trait

Assault Mode
Widowmaker changes her rifle into Assault Mode.

Assault Mode greatly increases Widowmaker's Attack Speed, but reduces her range and damage of her Basic Attacks.

She can move while attacking in Assault Mode.
Widowmaker changes her rifle into Sniper Mode.

Sniper Mode greatly reduces Widowmaker's Attack Speed, but increases her range and damage of her Basic Attacks.

She cannot move while attacking in Sniper Mode.

Primary Abilities

Grappling Hook
Widowmaker throws a grappling hook in a line. Hitting a Structure or a wall will pull her to it.

Cooldown: 12
Venom Mine
Widowmaker throws a mine at a target location. Enemies that step on the mine are slowed and take 30 (+4% per level) damage per second for 4 seconds.

Venom Mine has 2 charges.

The mine takes 0.5 seconds to arm after landing.

Charge Cooldown: 10
Widow's Kiss
Widowmaker marks an enemy. She deals 10% (+1% per level) bonus damage to the marked target.

Cooldown: 16

Heroic Abilities

Widowmaker reveals all enemy Heroes on the map and increases her Sniper Mode range.

Cooldown: 90
The Spider's Sights
Widowmaker hangs in the air, becoming Untargetable for 3 seconds. While in air, she can fire 2 long range shots, dealing 200 (+5% per level) damage per shot to the first enemy Hero hit.

Cooldown: 80


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