I Need Healing

I Need Healing

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Updated Jul 26, 2019 at 04:58PM EDT by Matt.

Added Mar 03, 2017 at 02:56PM EST by Don.

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"I Need Healing" is a voice line uttered by various hero characters in the game Overwatch when requesting heals from a Support hero. While many characters are capable of making the request, the phrase is commonly associated with the Offense hero Genji.


On May 31st, 2015, Overwatch Forums member CamKitty submitted a thread complaining about teammates spamming the voice line "I need healing" throughout matches in the game, which specifically pointed out Genji players for "spamming the voice line from the back line."[4]


On July 2nd, 2016, Tumblr user joscribbles uploaded a parody of the "I Don't Like Thing"[2] webcomic in which the Overwatch hero Tracer repeatedly spams the phrase "I need healing" (shown below).


On August 7th, 2016, YouTuber Spero Games uploaded a video titled "I Need Healing," in which a Pharah player repeatedly requests healing from a Mercy while over-extended toward the enemy (shown below, left). On September 30th, YouTuber Potato Creator uploaded a "SourceFilmmaker": video in which Mercy shoots Widowmaker for repeatedly asking for healing (shown below, right).

On December 31st, YouTuber Pathesis uploaded an edited of the "Say What Again" scene from the 1994 Pulp Fiction in which Mercy demands Genji say "I need healing" (shown below, left). On February 4th, 2017, YouTuber TheRussianBadger uploaded an Overwatch explainer video titled "I Need Healing," in which features he discusses Genji requesting healing as a meme (shown below,).

On January 8th, 2017, YouTuber Minty uploaded video in which an illustration of Mercy is slowly zoomed in while various characters say "I need healing" in the background (shown below, left). On January 26th, 2017, YouTuber Subiko Rem re-uploaded a video in which the hero Mercy loses her mind after a Genji player says "I need healing" (shown below).

On February 15th, 2017, YouTuber hushe uploaded a "You Reposted in the Wrong Neighborhood" remix in which a Genji player says "I need healing" immediately before losing the match (shown below).

The following day, Tumblr user MyServentsNeverDie[1] posted a photograph of a spoon with a reflection resembling Genji's helmet captioned with the phrase "I need healing" (shown below). Within one month, the post gained over 17,800 notes. On March 3rd, Imgur[3] user Kisae uploaded a multi-panel image zooming in on a part of the Overwatch hero Orisa's torso resembling Genji's helmet with the caption "I need healing" (shown below, right).

I need healing WEAPONS l need healing

Various Examples

ON ALL LEVELS EXCEPT PHYSICAL I AM GENJI I NEED HEALING I need healing I am in need of medical assist My health points which gives me the power to stay alive is 199 which maxes out in 200 i see it as a very vital situation and constantly demand medical assist while also running away from your current positiorn nud hualin THIS IS INEED HEALING NEED HEALING I NEED HEALING INEED HEALIN q @NAOMI-LORD Genji: 199/ 200 Health Genji I NEED HEALING What is my purpose? You spam "I need healing" then jump around like a spastic screaming in japanese Oh my god

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External References

[1] Tumblr – myserventsneverdie

[2] Tumblr – I don't like thing

[3] Imgur – Supports hate her

[4] Battle.net – I need healing spam

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