Did miHoYo just confirm a popular Genshin fan theory? Scaramouche And Faruzan Tease On “Bohemian Rhapsody” Anniversary

One of Genshin Impact The most anticipated characters of all time have finally been teased to debut in the world of Teyvat as a playable character very soon. Scaramouche, also known as Balladeer or The Wanderer, first appeared in a 2020 Genshin Impact event called “Unreconciled Stars” and has reappeared to cause mayhem several times since.

Since his very first appearance, fans have been waiting for the opportunity to recruit the elusive and dangerous character to their teams. After years of waiting, fans are finally about to get that chance.

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Due to its extremely unique name, gamers have long speculated that the Fatui Presage is inspired by Queen’s hit song “Bohemian Rhapsody” because of the song’s lyrics “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?”

Deepening the connection even further, miHoYo finally unveiled the Fatui Harbinger as an upcoming playable character on the anniversary of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” released on October 31, 1975.

This reveal confirms what fans have long speculated that Scaramouche is an Anemo character who wields an Electro Delusion gifted with Cryo Archon herself. As a playable character, he’ll likely function similarly to Tartaglia (Child), who only uses her Hydro Vision in regular playable battles, while her Electro Delusion is stored for important storyline moments only.

Scaramouche is currently a villain, but players can expect to become friendly or neutral with him soon, as was the case with the only other currently playable Fatui Harbinger Tartaglia (Childe). So far, characters haven’t become playable until they’re on good terms with the traveler. Thus, it’s likely that players will soon defeat Scaramouche in battle and continue to be at least neutral with the complex character.

Although miHoYo unveiled the Fatui Harbinger with the name “The Wanderer”, fans know from his appearance and story details that he is actually Scaramouche. What name he’ll take on becoming a playable character is currently unknown, but since he’s been teased as “The Wanderer” with his official artwork, it seems likely that’s the name he could take. The character’s shared artwork also features a slight overhaul that makes him less villainous and goes along with his new name.

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While the most egregious connection between the Fatui Harbinger and Queen’s hit song surrounds the word Scaramouche, the references to the song don’t stop as many other lines in the song also appear to relate to Scaramouche’s life. . Because he was created by Ei, also known as Raiden Shogun, to be a puppet, fans theorize that lines like “I sometimes wish I had never been born” and “Is this real life ‘Is it just a fantasy’ are the inspiration behind its screenplay.

Additionally, fans believe that the many lyrics referencing “Mama” might be about Scaramouche referencing Ei, who is its creator and therefore technically its mother. Ei also technically has a third name, which is Beelzebub, and a lyric in “Bohemian Rhapsody” states, “Beelzebub has got a devil set aside for me, for me, for me!”

Now that he’s officially confirmed as an Anemo character who thus wields power over the air, the lyrics “Anyway, the wind doesn’t really matter to me” also fits pretty well not only with his powers, but also to his generic personality.

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MiHoYo is very aware of the fan theory that “Bohemian Rhapsody” inspired the Scaramouche storyline, so choosing to tease the Fatui Harbinger that day may be their way of subtly confirming fan beliefs. Scaramouche might be the most anticipated playable character of all time with by Genshin tweet detailing his debut with over 115,000 retweets and over 295,000 likes and the Instagram post amassing over 650,000 likes and counting.

Another character named Faruzan was also unveiled alongside Scaramouche, though his reveal was somewhat overshadowed due to Scaramouche’s massive nature and highly anticipated release. Faruzan will also be an Anemo character and likely a four-star who races alongside Scaramouche on his special banner, as is usually the case with miHoYo’s character sharing model.

Based on the usual reveal patterns, fans can probably expect to see Scaramouche and Faruzan make their big debuts in the Version 3.3 update. No official release date has been shared yet, but the version 3.3 update is expected to go live in early December 2022.

Sharon D. Cole