Junker Queen

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Listen up you wretched scum. I see your struggles. Trying to survive in the wasteland. It's time to face the facts. The end of the world's come and gone. Your past lives are a dream. It's time you woke up. They thought they could take our land and give it to the machines? They were wrong. We won the war. And now we reap the spoils. We built a new world from the ashes. So step into the Scrapyard. No rules. No mercy. Only the strong survive. This is your queen. Welcome to the apocalypse. Welcome to Junkertown.
~ The Queen
Junker Queen

The Queen.png

The Queen's Poster situated in Junkertown

Gladiator Champion (formerly)
Ruler of Junkertown
Junkertown, Australia
Siho Ellsmore
Quotation page

The Junker Queen (also known as "the Queen of Junkertown" or simply "the Queen")[1] is the cutthroat leader of the Junkers. She is based in Junkertown.[2] All the Junkers have to be careful from getting on her bad side.[1] She has a group of enforcers that she sends round to the people of Junkertown when they don't pay their taxes, among other tasks.[3]

Story[edit | edit source]

The Queen was originally a fighter and champion[4] in the Scrapyard. A charismatic and skilled fighter, she became the town's ruler as a result of her prowess as a mech combatant.[5]

One of the town's Junkers named Junkrat blabbed on and on about a 'treasure' he had found in the ruins of the Australian omnium. She came to suspect that his claims might have some truth in them, and she sent some of her enforcers to wring the truth out of him. Unfortunately, the enforcers were incapacitated by another Junker named Roadhog, who became Junkrat's partner in crime.[3] The two went on to cause the Queen a string of problems, including stealing her gold and blowing up her summer shack. The pair were exiled as a result[6] and she gave orders for them to not be re-admitted to Junkertown, and if they were seen again, to shoot them on sight.[7] After a worldwide heist spree, they returned to Junkertown to assassinate her but were stopped at the town gates.[6]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Similar to HAL-Fred Glitchbot on the Hollywood map, the Queen used to have in-game voice lines on certain triggers throughout Junkertown.
  • The Queen's voice was missing in the patch prior to the reveal of Wrecking Ball, leading to speculation of her being the next hero. This was later confirmed to be a bug by Michael Chu.[8]
  • In the Wrecking Ball Story trailer, it is revealed that she has blue hair.

Development[edit | edit source]

As of April 2019, Arnold Tsang has produced several pieces of concept art for the Junker Queen, and according to Jeff Kaplan, the team has "big plans" for her, though the plans are on more of a long-term timeframe.[9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2017-09-12, New Map Preview: Junkertown | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2017-09-15
  2. 2017-08-21, Junkertown | New Escort Map | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2017-08-22
  3. 3.0 3.1 Junkertown: Wasted Land
  4. A Charismatic, former Gladiatorial Mech Champion: The Queen. Twitch, accessed on 2018-06-23
  5. 2017-09-12, New Map Preview: Junkertown | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2017-09-15
  6. 6.0 6.1 2017-08-21, "Junkertown: The Plan" | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2017-08-25
  7. 2017-09-01, Overwatch Fans Are Losing It Over A Character Who Has Barely Appeared. Kotaku, accessed on 2017-09-01
  8. 2018-06-23 Junkertown queen's voice has been removed from Junkertown Blizzard Forums accessed on 2018-07-02
  9. 2019-04-17 Fareeha - Live at Blizzard HQ! EVENT HYPE