Ubisoft’s E3 2019 press conference had quite a few unexpected surprises, but none seems to have hit as hard as an octogenarian with a mean streak. Helen, one of the showcased playable characters from Watch Dogs Legion, has captured the hearts of the Internet.
That’s no small feat, because the pitch behind Legion is that anyone is a playable character. Any of the residents of London you find wandering have their own stories and backgrounds and habits, and you can hack into their lives and learn more about them to recruit them. Many of them have specialized skills like brawling or robotics expertise. Helen, according to the trailer, is a former assassin, and the wrinkles have made her no less deadly.
The Internet quickly agreed: Helen’s pretty great.
— Another Dream (@AquilusJackson) June 10, 2019
Watch Dogs Legion actually looks amazing – Granny Helen stole the show!
— ローレン・Lauren (@Ponkikipon) June 10, 2019
Watch Dogs 2: Okay I’m playing these DedSec characters as pacifists, no killing, just tazers
Watch Dogs Legion: MY NAME IS HELEN AND I SHALL SLAUGHTER THE GOVERNMENT PIGS
— David Rayfield (@RaygunBrown) June 10, 2019
Others felt instantly protective of their surrogate grandma.
I REFUSE TO LET HELEN DIE WHEN I GET MY HANDS ON WATCH DOGS LEGION
— Courtnerd (@RanunculusAhsha) June 10, 2019
And still others committed to making Helen their main.
You bet your ass I’m not gonna play any other character than Helen. Lady’s the official MC of Watch Dogs Legion
— Samuel Leijerstam (@SamuelLeijerst1) June 10, 2019
Helen. She’ll knit a blanket for your coffin and then put you in it.