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For as long as it’s existed, Heroes of the Storm has only implemented characters from existing Blizzard games, across all four of the company’s franchises. For the first time now, the game will welcome an outsider, a character “born within the Nexus”.

In her cinematic, Orphea is portrayed as a little girl with demonic overtones. What does she do? We don’t know yet, but we expect more to be revealed during the BlizzCon opening ceremony or — at the very least — at the couple of Heroes of the Storm panels that will take place over the weekend.

Orphea’s inclusion was already theorized, as she appeared — either by name or fully — in the Heroes-themed comic books Rise of the Raven Lord, Secrets of the Storm and Fall of King’s Crest.

Orphea will be free for all BlizzCon attendees and virtual ticket holders, so if you don’t want to spend 15,000 gold when she launches — get the virtual ticket. There’s plenty to watch with it anyway!

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