Overwatch - Sigma Teaser #2 ANALYSIS - Prison Break?! | Hammeh

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  • Published: 21 July 2019
  • Sigma, Overwatch Hero 31's second Overwatch Teaser is here! Why is he a "subject" (Test Subject?), what's with the alarms and flashing lights, and what could this all mean for his origin story and Overwatch lore? Grab a quick analysis here!

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    So, Teaser 2 in 2 days - means we'll probably see Overwatch Hero 31 on the PTR next week, maybe even Tuesday - with an Origin Trailer tomorrow perhaps? Big weeks / summer for Overwatch in general, isn't it? :D

    3 main things of interest - the Sigma symbol (confirmation of a few theories, or the ballpark he is in terms of background), the fact he's a "subject", and the general jumpsuit/klaxon/flashing lights dynamic.

    Sigma the prisoner? What do you reckon?

    Love to hear your theories and thoughts as always in the comments - not long to wait!

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  • Hammeh
    Hammeh   5 months back

    Sigma - "Subject" Sigma, is ever closer - probably see him on PTR next week, and a Sigma Origin Trailer! However - why's he a subject, and what's with the whole jumpsuit/sirens/namebadge and prisoner vibe?

    Can't wait to dig into his lore next week (hopefully!) :D

    Hammeh

    • Chuckles the goat clown
      Chuckles the goat clown  5 months back

      Will do Hammeh :o)

    • Hammeh
      Hammeh   5 months back

      Cool theory - would be awesome if Oasis was involved!

    • Hammeh
      Hammeh   5 months back

      Thanks goat! Sorry it's been more of a news-y week after my comparative quiet, busy IRL times for a long time. Have more Overwatch Lore in the making, as well as new Blizz/other game and WORLD lore pilots. Do let me know what you think when they arrive :)

    • Hammeh
      Hammeh   5 months back

      I mean, it might be a testing or some weird facility rather than a jail. Let's see though!

    • Chuckles the goat clown
      Chuckles the goat clown  5 months back

      Xosilverwind - Aaron Good theory!

  • Thomas Perez
    Thomas Perez  5 months back

    "Reyes' Dirty Dozen" sick reference, bro. Just watched that this past weekend with my dad. That's a great analogue (inspiration?) for Blackwatch.

    • Tyler Raven
      Tyler Raven  5 months back

      Here's a thought. Relating to astrophysics, escape velocity and all that. To me, thinking about astrophysics and seeing the orange jumpsuit, it looks more like a spacesuit, yknow? So considering Sigma is already linked to a black hole by the first teaser, what if he was on a space mission, traveling using the orbiting equations in the first teaser, and got sucked into a black hole (red flashing lights being the indicator of something horribly wrong) but survived somehow? he's a subject now, perhaps because Talon (Moira probably) is trying to figure out how he did it, how they could replicate it. And potentially, if going through the black hole changed him in some way, if they can weaponize him.

      • Deception Incarnate
        Deception Incarnate  5 months back

        A game where robots fight for their own future, and humans have a problem with it. And a seemingly bald guy named sigma...



        THIS GUY IS EVIL









        this comment is going on every other sigma related video, maybe even the megaman ones.

        • TheDJPuppet
          TheDJPuppet  5 months back

          What if he's from The moon?
          That uniform gives me luna coleny vibes

          • William Fog von Qualen
            William Fog von Qualen  5 months back

            Maybe he want mad with all the astrophysics knowledge and is being held in an insane asylum

          • ProxUrAimz
            ProxUrAimz  5 months back

            My first thought when seeing the teaser was a test subject (rather than a scientist) and an experiment gone wrong ala mini BM incident. That maybe gave him some superpowers (I hope not, there's enough magic happening already, I'd prefer a riot\jail break tbh :P)
            Also I hope he's not Talon. Enough of those guys, we need more randoms :D Nothing about these teasers give off Talon vibe\aesthetic though...
            Edit: this guy is probably a one big HL easter egg lmao

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Thanks for sharing, Prox! I genuinely think you have something - test subject leads nicely to experiment gone wrong at some point.

              He could still BE a scientist that had an experiment he did, go wrong of course...

              Talon Tank was so popular a concept a year or more back, I am sure it's been stuck on the roadmap. This guy could fit :)

          • Foxy's Sketches
            Foxy's Sketches  5 months back

            He could be a test subject of one of Moira’s experiments maybe?

            • Foxy's Sketches
              Foxy's Sketches  5 months back

              Hammeh
              No problem I really enjoy your content!
              Hmm I hope so, more ingenious and controversial scientists such as Moira would be a cool addition!

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Thanks for stopping by Foxy! Could be...I'm sure there are a few more amoral scientists or similar in the world if Moira was busy at the time, too :)

          • Nicolas Zapata
            Nicolas Zapata  5 months back

            if you look at it sigma is getting bigger. the background doesn't change but he gets bigger

            • Nicolas Zapata
              Nicolas Zapata  5 months back

              @Hammeh i didnt expect for you to respond! thank u for making me super happy now, love ur stuff

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Interesting! Think we might find out more this evening!

          • Jolyne Cujoh
            Jolyne Cujoh  5 months back

            Getting Italian Mafia vibes.

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Hmm, the music? He could still be from relatively anyplace at the moment!

          • Cat Arse
            Cat Arse  5 months back

            I’d like the whole Sigma experiment to be related to Oasis because of their unrestricted use of science. It’d also be neat if they tied it into his motives maybe making him hate the city

            • Cat Arse
              Cat Arse  5 months back

              Hammeh Another science based location there hasn’t been much info about is also India with the corporation Symmetra works for. I’d be down for more lore on that

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Some kind of experimental facility, or hi-tech containment facility in Oasis might not be a bad shout!

          • Roblox SS
            Roblox SS  5 months back

            You can say that... things are adding up.

            • Roblox SS
              Roblox SS  5 months back

              @Hammeh Math jokes 4 life <3

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              :D :D :D

          • Jonathan Hixson
            Jonathan Hixson  5 months back

            One can volunteer for a scientific study or experiment. But from an ethical standpoint, one is supposed to call human subjects "participants", as subject is rather dehumanizing.

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Indeed...subject does sound a little sinister..

          • Poenix21
            Poenix21  5 months back

            Given his most likely connection to the Sigma Bot coteure Company, means he can only
            A: be an active member of Talon and running a cover up.
            B: an ex Overwatch research team member, because he isn't wanted or attacked by talon.
            C: not associated with both.

            • Maximus
              Maximus  5 months back

              I havent been playing Overwatch for a while but,

              I have a theory that he was a researcher at the same place as Moira and I believe that hard light was made there too

              There’s a map too I believe but I forget the name

              I’m pretty sure because his research would be considered dangerous he would be researching at the same place as moira

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Probably not connected to Sigma Couture in my opinion, but who knows - we'll find out in a few days. Or later! :)

          • Josh LeFebvre
            Josh LeFebvre  5 months back

            Is he from Horizon?

            • Josh LeFebvre
              Josh LeFebvre  5 months back

              @Hammeh that was an indicator but the astrophysics could also explain it.....also the emergency klaxon could indicate that moment the apes spaced the scientists....perhaps he somehow survived it

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Any speculation on that is only off his orange jumpsuit, and it maybe looking like the orange of the suits on Horizon. He *could* be, but on balance of probability, I'd guess not. We'll find out soon either way!

          • Bo Rinke
            Bo Rinke  5 months back

            Anyone recognize the logo on his badge?

            • Bo Rinke
              Bo Rinke  5 months back

              @Hammeh there's a logo on the right of the sigma above the bar code that's hidden by the glare

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Sigma symbol there!

          • Stal
            Stal  5 months back

            The sound is like a prison braking out

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Yeah that's what I thought!

          • TheAcademicChilly
            TheAcademicChilly  5 months back

            Nice to see you uploading so frequently lately; good to have you back :)

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Thanks Chilly! And thanks to all for watching/sticking with :) I know it's been quite new-sy, but working on lore vids - both a few bits of catch-up/for completeness, and some new vids too!

              Even a few non-Overwatch vids, so, hope y'all will enjoy/give those a go in the coming weeks!

          • Shisui Uchiha
            Shisui Uchiha  5 months back

            Hmm is He Growing ???

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              I can see what you mean Shisui!

          • Brail
            Brail  5 months back

            He obviously escape from a lab or like a testing room cause of the barcode and it says subject, so people stop saying that he escape from prison or like escape from prison like doomfist🙄

            • Brail
              Brail  5 months back

              Hammeh ❤️❤️

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Let's find out later! There's a middle option, maybe he was broken out of a testing lab or facility....by either Talon, or even Blackwatch? Blackwatch unlikely, but still! :)

          • Anym
            Anym  5 months back

            could be a prisoner like Doomfist and Talon is there to break him out

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              I think he's definitely someplace against his will! Talon, if he's a Talon tank, could be great candidates to free him..

          • Jean De’elio
            Jean De’elio  5 months back

            Hammeh, what’re your thoughts on how blizzard has handled Heroes of the Storm?

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Oh boy, well, that'd be a 10 minute video! Here's a short few lines..

              I'm glad they are continuing to support it. I'm sad they decided and said it was getting less focus, but in my opinion, it was inevitable. HoTS never felt like it got huge momentum, and was already chasing after DOTA/LoL/SMITE in a congested MOBA market. The eSports investment Blizzard made never really got huge numbers, and clearly wasn't self-sustaining, hence why they cut the program. Going to LootBoxes was a mistake in my opinion, from the "direct buy" model.

              On the bright side, it has had some cool patches since, is a unique, fun game, and I always recommend people to give it a go. I still play it time to time myself. The game isn't dead until we stop playing it, and Blizzard traditionally support old games for a long time, so, fingers crossed!

          • Alex Bubblemint
            Alex Bubblemint  5 months back

            I think it's likely that if he is a subject of Talon, that Sombra is likely the one orchestrating the breakout. She's got her fingers in every pie lately.

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Sombra for Presidente!

          • Purrcat
            Purrcat  5 months back

            Looking forward to this hero another tank would be great.

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              You and me both Purr! Tank plssssssssssssss

          • Novad selir
            Novad selir  5 months back

            I guess I was wrong about the red herring theory.

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Which theory was that? :) We'll find out more over the next few days I think!

          • ASAP Wave
            ASAP Wave  5 months back

            Btw he’s an omnic because look at his neck in the trailer

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Interesting! I think at the very least he's heavily augmented...

            • Anym
              Anym  5 months back

              doesn't have to be. it can be an augmentation

          • John Arch
            John Arch  5 months back

            It’s really funny how people like doom fist and now sigma are heroes that escape from prison whatever happened to the death penalty for people that kill a ton of other people yeah if they would’ve just given these idiots the death penalty I think we wouldn’t have to worry about this crap I got a bunch of idiots putting this level of dangerous people in prison

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Clearly the death penalty is a contentious debate even in the near-Overwatch future!

          • gman oonty
            gman oonty  5 months back

            Serial killer Omnic that wears different human skins asa a disguise.

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Ooof, that's dark! Don't know if you could have a serial killer in a T for Teen Game!

            • Xavier Hadley
              Xavier Hadley  5 months back

              I would love this type of dark character

          • This Random Person
            This Random Person  5 months back

            But will I be diagnosed with ligma ?

          • NecroNoodle
            NecroNoodle  5 months back

            When the sirens go off, sigma isn't getting zoomed in on, he's growing larger. Look at the wires on the top right of the screen. They are staying the same distance, therefore he must be getting bigger becoming a more tank like figure. Thank me later

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Interesting! A hero that actually changes size in the game would be fascinating. Maybe it's lore flavour - should find out more today or tomorrow hopefully!

            • duperele1998
              duperele1998  5 months back

              or he's walking forward

          • Saitama
            Saitama  5 months back

            Is this like sombra?
            ARG?

            • Hammeh
              Hammeh   5 months back

              Just teasers leading up to new hero!

          • Akasuna no Sasori
            Akasuna no Sasori  5 months back

            I call its an animal again

            • Agate
              Agate  5 months back

              From what I’ve heard the music piece is by a musician who died in Paris. Does something happen if you play it on the map?

              • Hammeh
                Hammeh   5 months back

                Not on this occasion. Nothing has happened from playing tunes on Paris just yet :)

            • Oliver Forrest
              Oliver Forrest  5 months back

              I believe it's the adjective meaning that he's been commended criminal insane and someone wants to break him out. That's really bad.😦👎

              • Jennifer Hernandez
                Jennifer Hernandez  5 months back

                Erik Satie - Gymnopédies No.1 is the song

                • Matthouse70
                  Matthouse70  5 months back

                  Along with the fact that the song encapsulates the feelings of resentment, bitterness, and an unpleasant past.

                • Matthouse70
                  Matthouse70  5 months back

                  I believe the significance of the song for Sigma is that it was highly regarded as a very experimental use of free-flow classical beats, thus it is meant to show him being involved with an experiment imo.

              • Atoc
                Atoc  5 months back

                Sigma broke out of jail with Doomfist, obviously .

                • Atoc
                  Atoc  5 months back

                  @Hammeh Heres an interesting theory!


                  https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/cg90ca/sigma_and_the_lucheng_connection/

                • Hammeh
                  Hammeh   5 months back

                  Or....Sigma is being broken out of a facility BY Doomfist or Talon?

              • Ninsio
                Ninsio  5 months back

                it could be something to do with the super solider program ?

                • Hammeh
                  Hammeh   5 months back

                  Could be! Honestly, we don't have any huge context right now. Hopefully all becomes clear in the coming days!

              • Jake Partida
                Jake Partida  5 months back

                Can anyone tell what that song is? I know its a short bit but it seems... Oddly familiar to overwatch

                • Jake Partida
                  Jake Partida  5 months back

                  @Codeclipse thank you. I wonder if the song itself has any corelation to the hero. I may be stretching it but its worth a shot

                • Codeclipse
                  Codeclipse  5 months back

                  Erik Satie. Gnossienne No. 1

              • Industrial bro
                Industrial bro  5 months back

                The music reminds me of scp: containment breach
                Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

                In all seriousness it’s a pretty nice coincidence imo.

                • Andy P
                  Andy P  5 months back

                  I know this isn’t directly related to this teaser but in the patch notes Blizzard has said they’ve improved graphics on the end of round moments in game where time is seemingly slower that paired with the recent changes to how slowing abilities work, by them no longer stacking may point to him ‘slowing time’. I’d assume knowing the minimum velocity mass would need to escape something is important if you’d want that mass to remain in the slower state due to high gravity. I really hope he’ll be a tank because they way I think he’d tank seems really interesting.

                  • Andy P
                    Andy P  5 months back

                    Thanks Hammeh , also visual slowness may help evade damage he could possibly avoid bullets as they move slower or maybe take the damage from the abilities at the later time. Either way if he is to be a tank he sounds extremely interesting.

                  • Hammeh
                    Hammeh   5 months back

                    Nice one Andy! Even if he doesn't actually slow time (that was ruled out for Tracer at one point I think due to balancing challenges), there's no reason why his abilities might not have a time-slowing visual effect. Like High Noon?

                • madamminalost
                  madamminalost  5 months back

                  ... Is he GORDON FREEMAN? Gravity Gun, Physicist, feels connected...

                  • Hammeh
                    Hammeh   5 months back

                    Half Life 3 confirmed.

                  • John Arch
                    John Arch  5 months back

                    Stole

                  • John Arch
                    John Arch  5 months back

                    There still that technology from Cave Johnson !!

                  • Industrial bro
                    Industrial bro  5 months back

                    Imagine getting a voice line.

                • lester mckay
                  lester mckay  5 months back

                  Play the song on the piano on Paris

                  • Hammeh
                    Hammeh   5 months back

                    Nothing's ever triggered yet from the pianos :) One day maybe...

                  • NecroNoodle
                    NecroNoodle  5 months back

                    lester mckay or the bells in dorado

                • Stoner
                  Stoner  5 months back

                  He's probably an experiment where they try to merge him with omnics or someone was trying to use tracers technology on him but failed which caused the slow time powers

                  • Stoner
                    Stoner  5 months back

                    @Hammeh probably

                  • Hammeh
                    Hammeh   5 months back

                    Or some kind of gravity powers? :)

                  • Ronin 90
                    Ronin 90  5 months back

                    Not a bad theory

                • Icy Kiwi
                  Icy Kiwi  5 months back

                  God please please please be a tank

                  • Stinky Little Shit Weasel
                    Stinky Little Shit Weasel  5 months back

                    Icy Kiwi it’s confirmed he’s almost definitely a tank, maybe a dps, but not a healer

                  • Codeclipse
                    Codeclipse  5 months back

                    @Smash-ter And Lynx Seventeens

                  • Hammeh
                    Hammeh   5 months back

                    Testify!

                  • Hammeh
                    Hammeh   5 months back

                    Always!

                  • Smash-ter
                    Smash-ter  5 months back

                    @Ronin 90 and healers

                • TH00PERMAN ow
                  TH00PERMAN ow  5 months back

                  I just want to know what that *LACROSSE HELMET on the far right* of the teaser is...

                • Flying Scott
                  Flying Scott  5 months back

                  The jumpsuit plus Jeff saying there's new stuff on the "Horizon" leads me to believe this man was a researcher on the Lunar Colony. On top of that, he appears to be an astrophysicist.

                  • Hammeh
                    Hammeh   5 months back

                    Boy, Jeff loves saying Horizon. I mean, no reason he couldn't have been imprisoned or working on the moon, but equally, could be anywhere else on Earth right now :)

                  • Flying Scott
                    Flying Scott  5 months back

                    And in the Seagull interview, too.

                  • DixR 6
                    DixR 6  5 months back

                    Jeff said that 2 years ago

                • XL B
                  XL B  5 months back

                  Sigma might be a test subject that escaped.

                  • Hammeh
                    Hammeh   5 months back

                    I thought similar! All sounds a bit chaotic/escapy, doesn't it?

                • Myhairhasamindofitsown
                  Myhairhasamindofitsown  5 months back

                  One think I find weird is that both teasers have ended with the overwatch logo. This hasn't happened with any other teaser that I remember. And the timing of the teasers is completely off from what have done before. I honestly think this is about sonething else than just a hero.

                  • Codeclipse
                    Codeclipse  5 months back

                    Here's an idea... what if he is a subject of Overwatch or Blackwatch and not Talon?