Here’s just a brief record of what was going through my head when I was making up this character. I’m hoping it will give you a better feel for who she is, or at least, who I originally intended for her to be — characters have a habit of getting shaped by the setting and events of a game in ways you might now have expected.
Hopefully this image will give you an idea of what Marjorie looks like. While Marjorie is older, the short-cropped hair and general appearance are the same.
And here’s a photo of a badass woman firefighter. You can bet that if Marjorie ends up having to fight regularly, her weapon of choice will be a big old axe.
One of the inspirations for ‘Rosie the Riveter’ and the ‘We Can Do It’ poster. A hard working, blue collar woman helping to crush fascism, what’s not to love?
Aleksandra ‘Zarya’ Zaryanova is a weightlifter turned warrior in the game Overwatch. During a moment of crisis, she gave up an Olympic career to go defend what was important to her. She’s also gorgeous and buff as hell.
When Jere and I were talking about the character, I mentioned that I didn’t want Marjorie to be a love guerrilla (I frequently play rebels), but rather a knight of love — a shining example of love, duty, and honor. We’ll see if she gets there.