Widowmaker

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[e][h] Widowmaker
"One shot, one kill."
Hero Information
Role:
Damage
Real Name:
Amélie Lacroix
Age:
33
Relations:
Occupation:
Assassin
Base of Operations:
France Annecy, France
Affiliation:
Talon
Release Date:
2015-10-27
Base Stats
Hitpoints:
175

Amélie "Widowmaker" Lacroix is a Damage class hero in Overwatch.

Abilities[edit]

Widow's Kiss (Assault)
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Widowmaker’s versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.
M1
Damage:
Ammo:
Reload Time:
Fire Rate:
 3.9-13
 35
 1.5 Seconds
 .1 seconds
Widow's Kiss (Sniper)
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Widowmaker’s versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.
M2
Damage:
Headshot Multiplier:
Full Charge Time:
Ammo:
Reload Time:
Fire Rate:
Falloff Damage:
 12-125
 2.5x
 0.9 Seconds
 35 (5 used per shot)
 1.5 Seconds
 1 Round per Second
 Up to 50% damage falloff from 60-85 meters
Grappling Hook
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she’s aiming at – when the hook connects with a scalable surface, she’s quickly drawn towards it, allowing her to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.
SHIFT
12 seconds
Cancel Range:
Max. Range:
 Bounces off a surface if the distance between you and the hook is under 2 meters, canceling the hook and not costing any cooldown.
 20 meters
Venom Mine
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Enemies
Widowmaker adheres a swiftly-arming venom mine to nearly any surface. When a target wanders within range of the mine’s motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity.
E
15 seconds
Damage:
Duration:
Stackable:
 15 per second
 5 seconds
 No
Infra-Sight
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Self
Widowmaker’s recon visor allows her to see the heat signatures and health bars of her targets through walls and objects for a moderate amount of time. This enhanced vision is shared with her allies, however the effect stops if Widowmaker dies during her ultimate.
Q
Duration:
 15 seconds

Lore[edit]

Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse.

It is believed that in her former life, Widowmaker was married to 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, Amélie. 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.

Now, Widowmaker is Talon's most effective assassin, feeling little save the satisfaction of a job well done.

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