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Joel Morricone is, in his own words, a "guest blogger, coffee drinker, white hat wearer, and pundit for hire." He wrote an article on a robbery attempt foiled by a stranger. He wanted to know whether the stranger was a self-appointed sheriff, and espoused the idea that such vigilantism should be welcomed, given the high crime rate.[1]


  • The last name Morricone is most likely a reference to Ennio Morricone, a famous Italian composer who was responsible for the scores for many classic Westerns, most notably Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
  • There is speculation that Joel Morricone may actually be a pen name for Jesse McCree. This is based upon Joel's self-description as a "white hat" and "pundit for hire," his opinions in the article, and his name. McCree was, briefly, known as Joel prior to the game launch[2] and has chatter with Sombra where he remarks "Don't know what you heard, but my name's not Joel. Best remember that."


  1. 2015-03-04, The New Peacekeepers. Play Overwatch, accessed on 2015-03-16
  2. 2014-11-09, Gunslinger Joel Reddit, accessed on 2016-12-13