Alpha!Genji or Alpha!McCree? I have a thing for alphas and its a problem.. (Also including from another hc request,
He is a surprisingly level-headed alpha, usually unperturbed by shifts in scent unless it’s overly powerful (such as an omega literally in the middle of their heat or an alpha in a rut). Whether this comes from his training, life experience, or cybernetic body, nobody is entirely sure.
It took him a long time to accept himself as a person after his trauma, but it took an even longer time after that to accept himself as an alpha. For a long time after becoming who is is now, Genji didn’t experience a single rut. Since he experienced them regularly beforehand, he had a period of time where he felt really disillusioned with himself as an alpha, especially since he was such a playboy in his youth. It’s not until after he meets Zenyatta and learns to find peace with himself that his ruts start up again–the trauma and stress on his mind and body had put his body in a long, but temporary shocked state.
Now, in the recall of Overwatch, he still has some personal self-confidence issues with his body, especially since he seems a bit more numb to his senses of acute smell than other alphas. Genji seems to have accepted this, but soon realizes that like his ruts, they were all only temporarily muted. When he has his first rut around an omega in the base, he learns that his body is far more sensitive than he thought.
Though it’s not his original flesh, Genji does still have a knot. He hasn’t asked Mercy any details about it and she hasn’t honestly explained very much, only that he is still, physically at least, as functional as any other alpha.
Down-to-earth alpha if there ever was one. He’s a big teddy bear for the most part, and seems to act like the self-appointed guardian of the omegas if needed. He’s one of the least intimidating of all the alphas in the base, and his scent is a lot more welcoming and nobody seems to know why? Maybe it’s the cigars he smokes. Or maybe it’s just because he’s so friggen lazy all the time.
Though he might not notice it himself, McCree is extremely protective over almost all omegas of the base, mated or not, regardless if they’re in heat or he’s in a rut. He simply seems to care about them, and it mostly stem from the fact that he isn’t a man to stand aside if he know’s someone is being taken advantage of–he absolutely HATES the idea that some alphas think they’re inherently better or are allowed to treat omegas like lesser people or outright possessions. He saw this a lot while in Deadlock and vowed never to let it slide without intervening again.
He purrs. A lot. Just give this warm alpha a gentle scratch on the tummy or somewhere on the nape of his neck and he will literally just….melt. It’s not unusual for alphas do do this, but normally it’s a habit shared only with a mate as a bonding activity, but he’s just…..he’s weak to a good scritch.
So very alpha, oh my god. He was a pretty hard-headed, driven, passionate alpha-personality when he was young, but the soldier enhancement program definitely skyrocketed a few things. His ruts are stronger, though somewhat less frequent then other alphas, and because of this he seems to keep a greater distance away from omegas when he’s emotional.
He absolutely refuses to partner up with omegas on certain missions and during certain seasons, not because he’s an old, stubborn, prejudiced man (though he is old), it’s legitimately because he doesn’t trust himself to be near an omega and risk hurting them. He’s already had a couple bad experiences because he almost hurt one of his teamates right after the soldier enhancement program concluded, and he still feels guilty that he has such a hard time keeping his instincts in control. It’s one of the reasons he secluded himself as a vigilante.
Because of his occasional lack of self-trust, it would take a very patient, gentle omega to wiggle their way into his heart. It’s more than possible, and once they help him see that he can be a good alpha and mate, he’s more than protective of them, loving them up fiercely and proving even more protective than daddy alpha McCree is at times.
Jack butts heads with other alphas all the time, but it’s never usually too heated unless rut or heat pheramones are involved. Since he usually keeps himself locked away during his own rutting cycles, he’s learned very, very well how to get a badly-behaved, young alpha pinned down on the ground and intimidated enough that they bare their throat.
Jack is the tru dad alpha of the base even if he’s old and grumpy.