Hello everyone! So, my friends know that I love to hear and make theories of all kinds of games or shows. And I've recently come up with a very interesting theory for Overwatch, and it involves it's newest character. Or should I say the newest character's creator. That's right, I'm talking about Efi Oladele the creator of Orisa! Now you're probably wondering what the theory is, well, I'm about to tell you; Efi created Orisa not only to protect Numbani, but to have a parental figure.
Now you're probably going, "Violet, what the hell are you talking about?! She made Orisa only to protect Numbani, not to have a parent, why would you say-" Hold your horses for a sec! Let me explain why I say this. So in the game, we have never seen any of the characters parents (except for Ana, but she's a character too) but that is because they are all old enough to where they really don't need their parents (or in the Shimada brothers and veteran fighters cases, their parents are dead)
All except for Efi, who is eleven years old, still a legal child. We never see any older figures being with her, no mom, no dad, no... anyone. We also haven't seen any evidence that she does have parents, or any guardians. Since she is a child who can't survive on her own, the only answer is that she has no parents. Also, I noticed that in her and Orisa's origin story, she said, "So I rebuilt you, upgraded your programming, and gave you a heart." Now this probably passed a lot of people, but that struck me like a brick! Why would she need to give a robot a heart if it's just supposed to protect the city? So that it could learn to love.
So here is my full theory: Efi was an orphan. She never knew who her parents were, or what they looked like. She always felt lonely at the orphanage, so she decided to start using robotics to fill that gape in her heart. She quickly excelled and became a prodigy in mechanics, and got her award. She bought one of the OR15 models and created Orisa, but not only to protect the city but as well as have a guardian for her.
You're probably wondering why she would make a centaur Omnic that can kill anyone as a mom, but honestly, kids see their parents as heroes all the time. That's also why she gave her a heart, so that Orisa could learn how to love, and they could both learn together just like a parent and child would.
So that is my theory of Orisa and Efi. I was a bit cautious to share it since people might hate me for it, but screw it! I hope you all enjoy this theory, and comment down if you agree with me!