Five Reasons Why Efi Oladele is Not the Next Hero


After the shocking news that Doomfist may not be hero 24, it left a lot of Overwatch players completely unsure of what to expect. While there's still a chance that Doomfist is our next hero depending on the exact meaning of Jeff Kaplan's very ambiguous statement, the Efi Oladele introduction that was Tweeted on Feb. 21 continues to point in another direction.

However, if you look at all the facts presented, I think you will see that Efi Oladele is also not likely to be the next hero. Take a look at the top five reasons.

5. She's Only 11, And We Can't Shoot Kids

This is perhaps the most telling detail in this list, however as the main evidence to defend my further points, it's important you hear it up front.

As a game rated T for Teen, Blizzard simply cannot have an 11 year old girl being shot and attacked on the battlefield. That doesn't mean she can't be nearby though...

4. Foreshadowed Accident

 "It'll be my first time flying, so I can't wait."

I can't be the only one who felt uneasy after reading this? After perusing a few comment sections, a lot of other people apparently feel the same way. Blizzard rarely mentions something without it mattering, so this is definitely something to keep in mind. She might not make it out unscathed. 

3. Possible Connection to Talon

In a classic example of Reddit detective work, user radyjko noticed that the design around her eye is eerily similar to one seen in a Sombra image. This certainly points to a potential Talon affiliation. But it's unlikely that the 11 year old herself would be a part of the organization. Perhaps something she creates goes haywire... 

2. Secret Plans for Grant Money

The main point of Efi's interview was the fact that it was a response to her earning the "genius grant." According to Efi herself, she has big, secret plans for what to do with the grant money. It was brought up more than once, so the product of this money is likely to matter as the story progresses. Especially because of my next point... 

1. She Makes Friggin' Robots!

Come on guys! The whole point of her character is that she makes robots! If you don't think this would be a factor in her design even if she was the next hero, I don't know what to say.

What's most likely at this point is a robot she creates is the next hero, or perhaps she sits in spawn and controls various drones. But I doubt we're going to see her galavanting around shooting people with a squirt gun.

She is more likely to be the creator of the new hero.