A but weird to put the mascot of the game in a romantic relationship if the characters are supposed to be open. Especially the popular ones.>>2522229>So in a way, Phamercy won.
So did any other Mercy ship with that logic. I'm not a fan of Gency and I'm not saying it's gonna happen (because no canon ship rule) but it's still a fact that Genji is the person Mercy has the most connection to as far as lore goes (so far) so it's not like it's a crackship either. It's closer to 'canon' because they have an established close friendship which as far as shipping goes, even on /u/, that always counts as a edge. And they still have their friendly elimination lines, which I think more characters should have by the way.
As for the removed valentine's lines they may have removed them due to not pissing people off but that they also removed the one with Hanzo and Genji makes me think that they are cycling the event lines instead of reusing them every year. We can only confirm that during next Christmas to see if they remove Torb and Angela's interaction for example.
So far Blizzard seems to be clearly intent to also ignore what's popular in a weird way. I'm not seeing any McHanzo hints despite it being THE ship of the game.