Overwatch Comics: Pharah – Mission Statement
The Overwatch Comics: Pharah “Mission Statement” is written by Andrew Robinson and illustrated by Nesskain.
This story reveals that the Anubis A.I. was one of the “God Programs’ the old Overwatch quarantined after the Omnic Crisis. The Helix Securities took over the Anubis Facility afterwards. Somehow the Anubis A.I. broke its containment and declared humanity as its biggest threat, taking over command over the Sentry bots to protect the Anubis facility from intruders.
One of the Helix soldiers, Tariq, was a former IT worker at the Anubis Facility a year before this mission, and warns that if the Anubis A.I. was able to take control of other Omnics, and gets to bypass the Helix Firewall to access the internet things would go bad.
This mission marked Pharah with a question that drove her mind for some time: What’s more important? The man or the mission?
Captain Khalil, who knew Pharah’s mother, rang her bell reminding her that her mother valued the sense of family. The Squad is her mission. Every man in the team is important to fulfill the mission.
The story also reveals the origin of her facial tattoo. Pharah’s mother had the same tattoo. This mission and the lesson about what loyalty to your team means inspired her to honor her mother by wearing her tattoo. The tattoo is called a Udjat — the Eye of Horus.
Other Helix Securities soldiers is Pharah’s Squad: Mahmud, Saleh, Lieutenant Amari, Aizad, Captain Khalil, Okoro (Omnic).
You can read Pharah: “Mission Statement” at Blizzard’s Overwatch Comics section.