Grid Geek: History of Doomfist

hello and welcome to grid geek: history of comics. In this episode, I am going to share with you the history of doomfist, a new Nigerian fighter, and a striker who made his overwatch debut on July 27, 2017. Let's Begin.

Akande aka Doomfist was born into a well-wealthy Nigerian family. he is heir to his family's prosthetic technology company. using his highly intelligent and charismatic influence, Akande helped to expand his family's business and position it for the future while dedicating his free time to his first love: competitive martial arts.

Akande trained in traditional African fighting styles, as well as wrestling and other modern combat systems, incorporating the most effective techniques into his repertoire. He competed in tournaments all over the continent, utilizing his intuition and ability to read opponents alongside his tremendous speed and strength.

Akande lost his right arm in the aftermath of the Omnic Crisis, and his martial arts career was finished before he had reached his prime. His company's cybernetic prosthetics allowed him to recover from his injuries, even making him stronger, but these enhancements rendered him ineligible for competition. He tried to devote himself to his business with the same zeal that he had for fighting, but he found nothing that could fill the void... until he was given a new opportunity by the second Doomfist.

The second Doomfist offered Akande the chance to fight with him as a mercenary. Akande accepted and discovered that he now has an arena in which he could unleash his enhanced capabilities. Eventually, the second Doomfist brought him into the Talon organization.

The talon organization saw greater potential in Akande as a commander based on his intelligence and his ability to inspire. With Akande's greater vision to rise in rank in the talon organization, Akande killed his teacher and take on the mantle of Doomfist, along with the eponymous gauntlet. As the new Doomfist, Akande rose high in Talon and helped to orchestrate a conflict that the organization hoped would someday take over the world.

Doomfist's special abilities:

  • Close-combat fighting
  • Hand cannon
  • Seismic slam
  • Rising uppercut
  • Rocket Punch
  • Meteor strike