Durandal “Liam Peekar” // Fanmade Overwatch Character
This is StarDragon77’s Overwatch character I designed for them! I’m actually pretty happy with how it came out and I am overjoyed that I captured their vision exactly how they wanted it!
Here is an overview of the character:
Theme/Motif: A fusion of a sword wielding knight with the technology of Overwatch.
The significance of this name comes from the fact that Liam loves sword and sorcery fantasy and had been given a light set of armor along with his prosthetic limbs and an experimental beam weapon that acts as both a sword and a firearm.
The meaning behind his first name is “strong willed warrior”. However, Liam’s parents picked this name for him after the name of his grandfather on his father’s side.
Country of Origin: Canada
Ethnicity: Half French/Half British
Base of Operations:
Currently: Watchpoint: Gibraltar
(Formerly) Overwatch records keeper
(Formerly) Overwatch field agent
(Before Winston’s Message) Medical File Clerk
150 Energy Shield
Melee Damaging type
1 m range
Liam comes forward, raises his beam sword over his head and makes a downward strike at his opponent.
“Let me teach you a lesson, my friend.”
Right Click [optional]:
Rapid Fire Type
11 damage per shot
10 shots per second
10 second duration.
Liam’s beam sword transforms into a short range rapid fire rifle. The rifle can only fire a limited number of shots and a limited amount of time before the internal battery is completely drained and needs to be changed in order to use either the beam rifle or beam sword.
“I dare you to run.”
Mobile Barrier Type
200 Shield HP
Lasts 30 seconds or until destroyed
Out of Liam’s prosthetic left arm a small energy is deployed that protects from projectiles.
“Come for me!”
10 meter Range
Lasts 15 seconds
Liam throws up a small grenade that projects out a blinding flash of light that disorients all those within the blast range for a period of 15 seconds.
“Sic Luceat Lux!” (Thus let the light shine!)
Melee ultimate type
1.24 swings per second
100 damage per hit
2.5 meter range
Lasts 5 seconds
Liam turns the power of his beam sword to high, giving the blade double its damage potential and uses it to strike and even kill all enemies within his short range.
“I pledge myself to Overwatch!”
Some people join Overwatch for personal vendetta, the common good or they have nowhere to go. Liam joined Overwatch to be a hero but he became an office drone rather than a field agent. Until one day, he made a stupid mistake during an attack on Overwatch by the Omnics that left him amputated in body and spirit. With hope dwindling, he is given an opportunity to truly have his wish fulfilled thanks to his childhood hero, Tracer, along with Winston, Liam Peekar is given new limbs and new abilities and a new place in Overwatch.
Liam Peekar was born in Toronto, Canada to Emilia Black a British astrophysicist and Lucree Peekar a French-Canadian microbiologist. As a young boy he would read a lot of old books from his parent’s library, or at least the ones that hadn’t been made into a digital format. He was always fascinated with the idea of being a knight or a wizard but overall he liked the idea of being a hero: to do great tasks and to be admired and loved for such achievements.
Then, at the age of 17, while at a shopping center with his parents, he had a chance encounter that would change him. He saw, first hand, the Overwatch poster hero, Lena Oxton, a.k.a. Tracer. At that shopping center there was an Omnic terrorist attack that involved several Omnic robots dropping through the skylights and opening fire on the shoppers. Despite all the times that Liam wanted to be a hero, to be a knight, what he did next would stay with him for the rest of his life; he hid. But while he hid he saw Tracer and the other agents of Overwatch storm into the Shopping center and stop the Omnics. From where he hid, he saw Tracer move with such agility and grace. He was entranced as well as enamored with her.
Some wanted to say it was teenage lust but he often would defend his position by saying that it was inspiration. He saw in her the living incarnation of everything that he read about in all those stories and he wanted so much to be like that.
And so began his own personal quest to become an agent of Overwatch.
But, there was a problem. He didn’t have the physical attributes necessary to be an agent. Or at least to be one like Tracer. Despite being able to be a good student and pass exams, he didn’t have the physical attributes needed to be an Overwatch field agent. And so, Liam was relegated to taking a job at one of the many headquarters for Overwatch being nothing more than a paper-pushing key-punching drone. For nearly a year he languished in this horrible position. Despite being part of the Overwatch organization it didn’t live up to his dreams of glory and heroism. At least until one day there was another Omnic attack.
The attack was o Overwatch HQ and this time Liam saw the opportunity of a lifetime. He decided that he wasn’t going to run and hide again. This time he was going to stand and face the enemy. This decision would eventually lead to a very bad consequence. He had faced an Omnic and he had nothing to fight with except his hands, wits and will but they weren’t enough. In the ensuing scuffle a grenade that had been thrown and landed several inches away from his feet. He couldn’t be sure at the time but before the grenade exploded he thought he saw Tracer coming towards him.
Upon waking up in the hospital after the attack was over he found that he was a mangled mess. He had lost his right hand, all of his left arm, along with his left and right leg below the knee, his left eye, severe burns to 30% of his body, including his torso and face. Despite Overwatch paying for his hospital bills, prosthetics and surgeries Liam felt like a failure once again.
During his stay at the hospital, he was visited by Tracer as well as Winston. Tracer was in tears because she couldn’t use her abilities to stop the grenade. Liam shook his head and said that it was his fault. He wanted to be a hero but he was once again a failure and he paid a high price for it. That is when Winston offered Liam the chance to achieve the dream that he thought was once dead when he saw how the real world worked. With prosthetics far beyond anything conventional, Liam was given a new purpose, a new name and a new home in another part of Overwatch.
At first, Liam seems very timid and reserved but also acting with extraordinary politeness to those he first meets. He often does this because he wants to gauge what the other person is like before allowing himself to become more relaxed and casual. Once his poised appearance is allowed to slip into his actual self. He’s someone who can seem coarse, biting and even crude and/or offensive in his humor. And it’s often the case that he can get off on the wrong foot with people but once one gets past this flaw, and a few others, he becomes an incredibly loyal friend. He also has a high sexual drive but because of his poor social skills he isn’t exactly popular with women or men.
Among the interests that he has, he has an avid fascination with fantasy fiction. Fiction that involves knights, swords and sorcery. Thus the reason why he plays games that involve such things. Both video games as well as tabletop dice games. In addition to this, he also collects old style books, those that are first edition or leather bound. His reasoning behind it is that, “books don’t require batteries”. Among his other interests that he keeps to himself, mainly because he doesn’t want to be thought of as weird to be set up for ridicule, are his interests in swords. He has such an interest in such old style weapons that he has a small collection in his apartment. Both ones that are real and those that are fictitious (such as a replica of Frostmourne). This interest in swords has made him learn some swordsmanship but it’s mainly for use in live-action roleplaying.
Alcohol. It’s mainly because of the taste that he doesn’t like it. He often likes to say “If I want to drink something bitter, I’ll just have my coffee without sugar.” He has a small fear of Omnics after the two instances in his life where he faced them and nearly died because of them.
Arrogance and smugness. From Liam’s perspective, if you’ve earned great things you have earned the right to be smug. If you’re smug and arrogant because you think you are then you didn’t earn it.
Prudishness. To him, to be prudish about anything is to invoke the idea that you’re judging. And his motto about judging is: “Judge slowly”.
Liam prides himself on being an honorable individual. That he will always act with integrity and honesty. In addition to this, he also is incredibly loyal to his friends and would go out of his way to help out in any way possible almost to a rather foolhardy level, such as nearly getting himself killed in the process.
Aside from his coarse sense of humor, a major flaw that Liam sees in himself is his cowardice. He still blames himself that he didn’t do anything when the Omnics opened fire on the shoppers. This has led him to be very hard on himself and causes him to be a complete perfectionist in many of the tasks he does. His perfectionism couples with him taking criticism pretty hard since it exacerbates his low-self image, which includes his abilities as well as his looks. Any kind of criticism he hears he takes it personally as a statement on his character. He also has a small form of hero worship for Tracer because he wants to be as great as the heroes in stories but also as great as her.
Liam also is extraordinarily self-conscious about his body. Before his accident with the Omnics, he hated the way he looked; being so skinny. After losing his limbs and having scar tissue on his face and torso, this issue grew to the point that when meeting new people he would often wonder if they were looking at his scars.
Describe any skins you can get – be it rare (Highlight Recolours), Epic (full recolours) or Legendary (Full model change).
None at the moment
“A Knight of Overwatch”
“For the Watch!”
“I pledge myself to Overwatch”
“Sic Luceat Lux!”
“Thus let the light shine!”
“Come for me!”
“I dare you to run.”
“That’s what she said.”
“I’m not gonna say ‘ni’.”
“Let me teach you a lesson, my friend!”
“Beset on all sides…”
Events voice lines:
Summer Games: “For the honor”
Halloween Terror: “Too old for trick or treating? Never!”
Winter Wonderland: “Happy Yule”
Lunar New Year: “I don’t drink.”
Uprising: “We will be victorious!”
Anniversary: “Who wants cake?”