One of these things is not like the other,
One of these things just does not belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

So the basis for Widowmaker is that she’s top tier assassin who is emotionally absent and conditioned to be the perfect operative *.  For some reason her outfit doesn’t seem very much like those belonging to male characters from similar archetypes (all of them being the “best of the best”).

Which is kind of a shame, because I did a mock up of what she might look like if she took her clothing pointers from the more established members of the archetype and personally I think she still looks pretty damn sexy.


This is before we factor in all the options they had in terms of “inspired by but very different to”, future fashion trends, alternative themes, etc.

– wincenworks

* Of course, hers is a “I was a nice lady and then brainwashed into being a super assassin.” rather than anything that suggests she actively choose her profession – it’s unclear whether this is because Blizzard cannot envision a woman choosing to be an assassin for her own reasons, if they just felt the whole “she was once nice” cliche helps or if they plan to use “well a man picked her outfit” as an excuse later on.

Top left image source: Agent 47 vs. Golgo 13 by brixcatinsag7