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Hanzo, Master Assassin, is an upcoming Assassin hero from the Overwatch franchise. Once heir to the Shimada clan's criminal empire, Hanzo abandoned his birthright after he almost killed his younger brother. He now strives to perfect his skills as a warrior, and sees the Nexus and its endless conflict as the ideal training ground.
Background[edit | edit source]This section concerns content exclusive to the Overwatch universe.
Mastering his skills as a bowman and an assassin, Hanzo Shimada strives to prove himself as a warrior without peer.
The Shimada family was established centuries ago, a clan of assassins whose power grew over the years, enabling them to build a vast criminal empire that profited from lucrative trade in arms and illegal substances. As the eldest son of the family's head, Hanzo was bound by duty to succeed his father and rule the Shimada empire. From a young age, he was trained for that responsibility, displaying a natural aptitude for leadership and possessing an innate understanding of strategy and tactics. He also excelled in more practical areas: he was a prodigy in martial arts, swordplay, and bowmanship.
Upon the death of his father, the clan elders instructed Hanzo to straighten out his wayward younger brother so that he, too, might help rule the Shimada empire. When his brother refused, Hanzo was forced to kill him. This act broke Hanzo's heart and drove him to reject his father's legacy, ultimately leading him to abandon the clan and all that he had worked so hard to attain.
Now, Hanzo travels the world, perfecting his skills as a warrior, attempting to restore his honor and put the ghosts of his past to rest.
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Talents[edit | edit source]
❢ Reward: After hitting every enemy Hero once with Storm Bow, its range is increased by 30%
❢ Reward: After hitting every enemy Hero 3 times with Storm Bow, its damage is increased by 100.
❢ Reward: Upon hitting terrain for the first time, Scatter Arrow creates two additional arrows.
❢ Reward: None
After 1.5 seconds, summon a pair of Spirit Dragons which travel forward, dealing 52 damage every 0.25 seconds to enemy Heroes in its area. Enemies in the center take 150% damage.
Fire a missile that travels across the battleground. Explodes upon hitting an enemy Hero, dealing 100 damage to all nearby enemies and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds. After traveling a medium distance, the damage is increased to 200 and the Stun duration to 1.25 seconds. After traveling a long distance, the damage is increased to 350 and the Stun duration to 2 seconds.
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| Hanzo Skins|
|Backstory: Once heir to the Shimada clan's criminal empire, Hanzo abandoned his birthright after he almost killed his younger brother. He now strives to perfect his skills as a warrior, and sees the Nexus and its endless conflict as the ideal training ground.|
750 / 15,000
|Backstory: Like most farstriders, Hanzo feels more at home in the wilds than within the walls of Quel'Thalas. He diligently hones his skills in archery in preparation for the day he is named Ranger-General.|
|Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Hanzo made his debut with Alexstrasza, during the Dragons of the Nexus event which was announced during BlizzCon 2017.
- However, his actual debut was in Overwatch (May 2016).
- Hanzo is Genji's older brother.
- The two brothers were previously at odds due to their father's death, and Hanzo was close to tearing Genji asunder.
- Hanzo is voiced by Paul Nakauchi.
- Hanzo hails from Japan, and is 38 years old.
- Hanzo is the eighth Overwatch hero in the game.
- Hanzo is the fourth archer hero in the game, the first three being Valla, Tyrande Whisperwind, and Sylvanas Windrunner.
- He is also the only Overwatch archer hero in the game.
- Hanzo's tattoo closely resembles the dragons of Chinese legends.
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