United Kingdom

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If you ask me, the Brits have their heads on straight! Omnic rights? Pah!
~ Torbjörn
United Kingdom
Flag of the United Kingdom.png

Location
Western Europe
Terrain
Various

The United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK or Great Britain, is a country in north-west Europe.

The capital and largest city of the United Kingdom is London.

History[edit | edit source]

Omnics were treated as second-class citizens in the U.K.

Much of modern Britain was built on the backs of omnic laborers. However, they are denied the basic rights that humans have. King's Row, London, has become a fulcrum of omnic agitation, along with their human sympathizers.[1] Omnics have (or had) to undergo mandatory registration.[2]

These tensions culminated in the King's Row Uprising, in which a pro-Omnic terrorist group known as "Null Sector" staged an uprising in King's Row and took Mayor Nandah, Mondatta and hundreds' of others as prisoners. The British government explicitly forbade Overwatch from intervening despite thousands in London requiring medical aid, resulting in Commander Jack Morrison dispatching four Overwatch agents—Tracer, Mercy, Reinhardt, and Torbjörn—to put an end to the crisis.[3]

The country retains a constitutional monarchy, with the king's crown jewels being stolen by Junkrat and Roadhog.[4]

In light of Overwatch vigilante activities at a museum, Downing Street added its voice to the international condemnation of the unauthorized action.[5]

Omnic spiritual leader Tekhartha Mondatta did much to try to improve the conditions of omnics within King's Row.[6] At somepoint, he gave a speech to a joint human-omnic crowd. However, he was assassinated by Talon agent Widowmaker.[7]

During the winter holiday season after Overwatch's recall, Britain was hit with a massive winter snowstorm, creating a white Christmas.[8]

Known Locations[edit | edit source]

Known Nationals[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The United Kingdom's flag was revealed to be the same as the real-world United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the loading screen for the Overwatch map King's Row.
  • Australia's flag and dialogue from Junkrat in-game would imply that it still retains the same constitutional monarch as the United Kingdom.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Overwatch Visual Source Book
  2. 2017-04-03, OVERHYPE: KING'S ROW DECLASSIFIED APRIL 11. Blizzpro, accessed on 2017-04-04
  3. Tracer: Uprising
  4. 4.0 4.1 Overwatch, Junkrat Quotes
  5. 2015-05-24, Overwatch is Back: Uncertainty and Hope After UN Confirms Vigilante Activity. Blizzard Entertainment., accessed on 2016-5-25
  6. Overwatch, Zenyatta Quotes
  7. Alive, Overwatch Animated Short | “Alive”. Accessed on 2016-04-03
  8. Tracer: Reflections
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