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Sparrow and Dekker join Epic's Paragon lineup

Paragon Sparrow

It's time to take a look at the next two of Epic's gun-toting Paragon heroes, not because the studio revealed two at once but because I completely forgot about this last week. And with that boldly honest admission out of the way, allow me to introduce you to Sparrow and Dekker.

Sparrow moves with grace and strikes with fury, according to her punchy credo. She wears a couple of feathers in her thick braid, and wields a bow that shoots arrows that are either magic or detached lightsaber blades. She also has access to what has to be one of the most oddly-named unlockables I've ever run into, "Silent Indignation," which sounds like the sort of special ability my mom would bring to a fight if she was an FPS character.

Dekker, meanwhile, finds "clarity in chaos," and wears a vaguely Gears of War-ish suit of armor that's clearly meant to have various bits of high-tech gadgetry plugged into it. It also glows in ways that I think would be less than desirable in moments when she's trying not to attract attention to herself. Like, say, in a fight.

Sparrow and Dekker join Twinblast and Steel in the Paragon lineup, and leave just one character unrevealed: Grux, who I'm willing to bet will be some kind of ugly-ass alien brute. It's tradition, right? As for Paragon itself, we still don't know much about what Epic has cooking, but it's set to go live in early 2016.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.