Scientist Gorilla From the Moon
Before you go ham on Hammond, don’t forget that this isn’t the first animal we’ve seen in Overwatch. Winston still stands as the founding father of the animal kingdom in the game, being the first ever playable animal hero (and a tank, at that). Oh, not to mention the fact that Winston can actually talk like a real human being can, and, heck, he even has his own voice actor (you’re killing it, Crispin Freeman). Hammond, on the other hand, has to rely on his Wrecking Ball for comms since all he does is squeak adorably.
If you take a step back, you’ll realize how ridiculous Winston’s backstory really is in Overwatch. He’s a genetically enhanced space monkey who escaped down to Earth after some sort of animal revolt on the moon, and then he joined a strike force as their scientist and special operative. Don’t forget he’s also the driving force behind Overwatch’s imminent reunion after sending that recall message in his animated short. Yep, Talon’s downfall and the fate of the world all hangs on a talking gorilla. Your move, space gerbil.