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In a rather interesting turn of events, Jeff Kaplan, the lead game director for the game Overwatch, has confirmed that one of the game's heroes, specifically Symmetra, is on the Autism Spectrum. Originally hinted heavily at in a comic revolving around her, a fan wrote Jeff to ask about it personally for confirmation. He indeed confirmed this, stating that she is a favorite among the development team and that she can do things other characters could never do. Here is the letter itself: This is a very interesting idea. Symmetra is not the character I would have guessed for this, not sure who would have been a good guess, but I did not expect her. What are your thoughts on this? Being a person that is also autistic, I actually really like how they went about this. While some other characters in the game have to beat you over the head with their defining personality trait, like D.va for example, this particular thing seems to be handled in a far more subtle way, which I very much respect. Instead of making her character be revolved around one big thing, this adds depth and diversity to her even more. Instead of hindering her story, it can expand it. Plus, it actually gives me a sense of joy knowing I can relate to the character in this way, even if I am definitely not some super genius. I am more quirky and weird if anything.