Who else in Heroes could get a S.T.O.R.M. skin?
Earlier this week, Heroes of the Storm unveiled upcoming space cop skins for Johanna, Greymane and Lt. Morales. I’m a big sucker for the thematic alternate universe in Heroes of the Storm, like Star Princes Li-Ming and evil Space Lord Leoric, or the Victorian horror theme that includes skins such as Countess Kerrigan, Vampire Slayer Valeera, and Crimson Count Arthas. When a new themed set shows up, I immediately start thinking about which other heroes could fit the bill.
So who else could fit the space cop S.T.O.R.M. theme? First and foremost, any character that uses a gun is an obvious fit. Marshal Jimmy Raynor fits into a law enforcement motif, no doubt. But Ana with her sniper rifle would be a great addition, too. Zarya, Tracer, and D.Va would all fit in just fine — and in fact, D.Va already has a police-themed skin in Overwatch, which was distributed through a Heroes of the Storm promotion.
Going outside the box a little bit, Rexxar might be a hilarious addition to S.T.O.R.M. I imagine Misha either being replaced with a police dog, or turning into Cyber Misha with little police lights on her back. And the new mount, a reference to the Ghost in the Shell Tachikoma, make me think about Zagara. Rather than Zagara riding one of those spider tanks, what if Zagara was the spider tank? She can either have a humanoid upper body like her Desert Queen skin with added cybernetics, or be an android in the vein of a StarCraft Adjutant. Her tumors, creep, and various summons can be themed around drones in a S.T.OR.M. artificial intelligence network.
Maybe this is all a bit much considering the S.T.O.R.M. theme is straightforward space cop stuff, but man, let’s go wild. I love this stuff. Who would you like to see as a space cop?
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