D.Va's latest victory pose went viral after fans realized her phone isn't on.

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Overwatch’s D.Va goes viral after fans realize she takes selfies with her phone off

'She's high, let her have her fun.'

 

Ana Valens

Internet Culture

Published Oct 11, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 4:25 am CDT

It’s that time of year again. Overwatch’s Halloween Terror 2018 event is here, and to celebrate the month, Blizzard just unveiled a new series of skins and emotes for the game’s characters.

But earlier this week, fans noticed something off about D.Va’s latest victory pose. Apparently, she’s taking a selfie with her phone off.

“Pumpkin Selfie” shows D.Va holding a jack-o’-lantern next to her head and posing for a photo with her arm outstretched. The pose, which appears after winning a match, references a highlight intro where D.Va snaps a selfie after popping her Self-Destruct ultimate. But on further inspection, one fan rotated D.Va around and realized that her phone screen is turned off. In other words, she’s just staring at her smartphone the entire time.

Fans quickly went to work speculating what’s up with D.Va. Maybe she has a privacy screen.

https://twitter.com/SleepyJirachi/status/1050073395080126465

https://twitter.com/freebasecatnip/status/1050305778618265600

Her brightness might be a little too low.

https://twitter.com/Bonaby_/status/1050167533255487491

https://twitter.com/shrikejr/status/1050158180641193984

She could just be admiring herself in the phone’s glass mirror.

Her phone could’ve fallen asleep because she took too long to pose.

https://twitter.com/23Syncope/status/1050141924252942336

Or maybe she’s just high.

https://twitter.com/lovepaIette/status/1050100126721527808

On second thought, most Twitter users agree that D.Va is just really high.

https://twitter.com/AGramuglia/status/1050350021609177088

https://twitter.com/fluffigator/status/1050253082691551232

Twitter quickly compared her to the classic calculator selfie Vine, where a bunch of women crowd around a smartphone to take a selfie with the back camera while using the calculator app.

https://twitter.com/clownapologist/status/1050231979889909760

Meanwhile, Overwatch fans are ready to protect their precious Dorito goblin at all costs.

https://twitter.com/jasminiumx/status/1050240075156606976

https://twitter.com/blasianBronson/status/1050280664476438528

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D.Va, we love you, but you may want to bring a lightning cable with you for your next Overwatch match. I’m sure there’s plenty of USB ports in your mech.

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*First Published: Oct 11, 2018, 7:59 am CDT