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Voice Lines[edit | edit source]

Availability Quote Audio Background
Default From one thing, know ten thousand things. One of Hanzo's purchasable Voice Lines in Overwatch.

Also a line from the kenjutsu text The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, a Japanese swordsman. [1]

Gem.png75 / Shard.png40 Simple Geometry Voice line that plays when using Scatter Arrow in Overwatch. Now removed from the original game, and only remains in Heroes.
I Choose You One of Hanzo's purchasable Voice Lines in Overwatch.

A reference to the catchphrase from the anime Pokémon, "I choose you!". Spoken by the main character Ash Ketchum when summoning one of his Pokémon to battle.

Step Into the Dojo One of Hanzo's purchasable Voice Lines in Overwatch.
So predictable One of Hanzo's voice lines when striking the final blow to the enemy in Overwatch.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
Emoji Alexstrasza Pack 1 Alexstrasza Happy.png


  • Hanzo: I am ready, Lifebinder. Are you?
  • Alexstrasza: Let us find out.
A reference to BlizzCon 2017's of the Nexus trailer, as well as sort of continuation. In the trailer, Hanzo and Alexstrasza fight each other as preparation for the Nexus. The time has come to put this training into use.
  • Alexstrasza: It is finally time, Archer. Are you ready for the true challenge?
  • Hanzo: My resolve has been tested again and again. Today is no different.
Emoji Garrosh Pack 1 Garrosh Happy.png


  • Hanzo: A dutiful son may never rest. You bring honor to your father's memory.
  • Garrosh: We will trample everyone in our way!
  • Garrosh: We will stain this battleground red!
  • Hanzo: Hah. Indeed we do.
Emoji Genji Pack 1 Genji Meh.png


  • Hanzo: Think you can do better than me?
  • Genji: We shall see, brother.
  • Genji: 久しぶりだな、兄貴。
Romanization: Hisashiburida na, aniki.
Translation: It's been a while, brother.
Language: Japanese
  • Hanzo: My brother is dead. I killed him with my own hands.
Upon the death of his father, the clan elders instructed Hanzo to straighten out his wayward younger brother, Genji, so that he, too, might help rule the Shimada empire. When his brother refused, Hanzo was forced to kill him. Unbeknownst to Hanzo, however, Genji narrowly survived the attempt with the help of Overwatch. 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.[2]
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Happy.png


  • Hanzo: A talking fish? Is this a joke?
  • Murky: <Response indicating he is excited and ready to fight>
  • Murky: <Playfully questioning to the person next to him>
  • Hanzo: Whatever you are, just stay out of my way.
Emoji Nova Pack 1 Nova Happy.png


  • Hanzo: Let us see if your rifle can match my bow.
  • Nova: This might just be fun after all.
  • Nova: Look who it is. This oughta be interesting.
  • Hanzo: So you've heard of my skills before. Good.
Emoji Nova Pack 1 Nova Meh.png

Nova with

Widowmaker skin

  • Hanzo: You look like Widowmaker. Now show me that you can shoot like her.
  • Nova: This might just be fun after all.
  • Nova: Look who it is. This oughta be interesting.
  • Hanzo: Hmph. You're more like Widowmaker than I thought.
Emoji Tracer Pack 1 Tracer Happy.png

Overwatch hero

  • Hanzo: Overwatch? Hmph. So you are the ones for whom my brother betrayed our clan.
  • Overwatch hero: <hero dependent>
  • Overwatch hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Your ideals are childish. Open your eyes to the real world.
Emoji Samuro Pack 1 Samuro Happy.png


  • Hanzo: I have lost my home and my brother, but I will not lose my honor.
  • Samuro: No life is free of suffering. It is the hardest battle of them all.
  • Samuro: A true warrior must always be ready for battle. Are you?
  • Hanzo: I swore never to wield a sword again. My skill with a bow is more than enough.
After his attempt to kill his brother, Hanzo abandoned his clan and swore to never wield a sword again, and would rely only on his skills with the bow.
Emoji Sylvanas Pack 1 Sylvanas Meh.png


  • Hanzo: I have heard that your kind make for excellent archers. Our arrows will find their marks.
  • Sylvanas: This will be a convenient partnership.
High Elven archers were unmatched with with their use of the bow[3]. And being formerly Ranger-General, the best of the best, Sylvanas was more than proficient with the art.
  • Sylvanas: Are you ready to do battle?
  • Hanzo: Hah! More than you know.
Emoji Valla Pack 1 Valla Happy.png


  • Hanzo: Crossbows. (scoff) Toys for children.
  • Valla: Do not test my patience. It is not my strongest virtue.
Unlike its neighboring country China, Japan has never fully adopted the use of crossbows, as they fully prefer bows. Although there are some recorded, such as the Oyumi.
  • Valla: Have you readied yourself for the hunt?
  • Hanzo: Yes. You will soon witness what a true archer can do.
Emoji Tyrande Pack 1 Tyrande Happy.png


  • Hanzo: Your archery is keen, but your heart is soft. Compassion has no place in battle.
  • Tyrande: We remain allied through convenience. Do not make it, inconvenient.
  • Tyrande: The goddess seems to be testing my resolve...
  • Hanzo: Hmph. I need no goddess to guide my arrows.
Emoji Brightwing Pack 1 Brightwing Meh.png

Weird hero

  • Weird hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Whatever you are, I suggest you prove yourself useful.
Emoji Zeratul Pack 1 Zeratul Happy.png

Zeratul with

Ronin skin

  • Hanzo: You dare to wear that armor? What a disgrace.
  • Zeratul: Let your actions speak for you.
  • Zeratul: It seems fate is not kind to me this day.
  • Hanzo: That armor... Hmph. You look ridiculous.
Emoji Hanzo Pack 1 Hanzo Happy.png


  • Hanzo: Are you ready?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Prepare yourself.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: I am always ready.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Hah. Save your concern for yourself.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: I have lost my home and my brother, but I will not lose my honor.
Emoji Hanzo Pack 1 Hanzo ROFL.png



  • Hanzo: Huh, good to see a competent ally.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Well spoken.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Agreed.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: This will be a worthy alliance.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Expect nothing less.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: We will make quick work of our enemies.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Our victory is at hand!
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: You honor me.
Emoji Hanzo Pack 1 Hanzo Meh.png



  • Hanzo: You..
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Your words are a waste of breath.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: You dare to disrespect me!?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: You could train for a hundred years, and still not reach my level.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: This conversation bores me. It ends now.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: Very well. Allow me to show you how outmatched you are.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: You will never amount to anything.
Orignally one of Hanzo's voice lines when striking the final blow to the enemy in Overwatch.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: I will not be judged by you.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hanzo: You do not want me for your enemy.

Eliminations[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
vs. Alexstrasza Am I ready now, Lifebinder? Another reference to the Dragons of the Nexus trailer.
vs. Genji You were never my equal.
Just as when we were boys.
vs. Sylvanas No time for games. Poking fun at Sylvanas' signature line "I have no time for games."
vs. Bow-using hero I am not so easy a target.
vs. Rifle-using hero I would take my bow against your rifle any day. Despite being from a futuristic Earth that has different sorts of high-tech guns and weapons, Hanzo still uses his trusty bow.
vs. Dragon hero You are no true dragon.
vs. Stealth hero There is nowhere to hide.
vs. Overwatch hero Is that the best Overwatch can offer?
vs. hero with kill streak The outcome was never in doubt!
Generic (laughs) Perfect. One of Hanzo's purchasable Voice Lines in Overwatch.
Unworthy. Some of Hanzo's voice lines when striking the final blow to the enemy in Overwatch.
Hardly a challenge.
Is that the best you can do?
(scoff) Weakling.
Too easy.

Click-Quotes[edit | edit source]

Quotes marked "Click-Quotes" are triggered when the player repeatedly clicks on the hero with the Left mouse button.

Quote Audio Background
Have you nothing better to do?
No, of course you don't. As I expected.
Why does everyone think I'm a villain? Is it the goatee? It's the goatee, isn't it? Cartoon villains from the 1900's usually had goatees.
Revenge is never a straight line. It's a forest, and like a forest... (smiling) it can be most enjoyable. A reference to Kill Bill: Volume 1. '"Revenge is never a straight line. It's a forest, and like a forest..." is spoken in Japanese by Hattori Hanzo and plays as the main character, The Bride, begins plotting her revenge.
When in doubt, put a bow on it. "Put a bow on it" is an idiom that means to finish what you're doing, like how people tie bows with a ribbon after they're done wrapping a gift. However, Hanzo is thinking of another kind of bow, of course.
Every year, I sneak into Shimada Castle to honor my fallen brother. You'd think at this point the clan would just close the gate. Hanzo makes it a tradition to honor his fallen brother by breaking into Shimada Castle and lighting an incense offering and praying for Genji. However, opposite to what is implied in the quote, breaking in the Castle is no easy task as Hanzo takes down a number of guards to do it.
I've heard that some archers use arrows that deploy nets or explosives. Some even have boxing gloves. Hah. A true archer has no need for such parlor tricks. Now where are my scatter and sonic arrows? A possible reference to DC Comic's Green Arrow, who possesses arrow's that Hanzo describes.
Garrosh is proud of his tattoos, but can they summon a pair of spirit dragons? Hmph. Didn't think so. Hanzo's dragon tattoos allow him to summon a pair of spirit dragons when they glow, while Garrosh's tattoos don't.
Sine of x equals cosine of pi over two minus x. Simple trigonometry! A pun on Hanzo's voiceline "Simple Geometry."
I am Hanzo Shimada. I'm the best around. Nothing's going to ever keep me down.
It's not my fault if people want to pick me all the time. They simply recognize greatness when they see it. Around the time Hanzo was released in Heroes of the Storm, he was a very popular pick in Overwatch games, seeing play in most games.
It is not enough that I should succeed. Others should fail.
They say that perfect is the enemy of good. So, I guess I'm a villain, after all. (laughs)

Commands[edit | edit source]

Command Quote Audio Background
Move Flow like water.
Just so.
Ignore all distractions.
Very well.
The dragon hungers.
I understand.
Never surrender!
Attack My aim is true.
Target practice.
You are nothing!
I do what I must.
Now you die!
There is no escape.
I will strike you down!
Not Enough


I need more mana.
Low on mana.
My mana is low.

Pings[edit | edit source]

Ping Quote Audio Background
Assist icon.png


Ally Our ally needs help.
Self Group up with me!
I require assistance!
Def icon.png


Let none trespass here!
Structure Do not allow this structure to fall!
We must defend this structure!
Fort Keep them away from our fort!
Core We must protect our core!
Watchtower Do not lose this watch tower.
Ally Defend with me.
Defend the objective!
Danger icon.png


See with your eyes! Danger is near!
Fool! You are in danger!
Omw icon.png

On My Way

I will guard your back.
I'm going in.
Attack Attack with me!
Watchtower Seize control of this watch tower.
Mercenaries Take that mercenary camp!
Fort Lay siege to their fort!
Core Strike at the core!
Destroy Structure Destroy this structure!
I will bring this structure down!
Enemy Take out the target!
Attack the objective!
Enemy Kill that hero!
Missing The enemy has slipped through my fingers.
(frustrated growl) I have lost the enemy.
Retreat Fall back!
Get out of there!
Objective Capture I am taking the objective. Join me.
We cannot allow them to take the point.
Collect All of these must be ours.
Seize them all.
Transport Get the payload moving!
We cannot stop now. Move the payload!
Turn In Turn in what you have.
Hand everything over. Now!

Collection[edit | edit source]

Quotes in this section trigger when the player is in the Collection tab.

Use Quote Audio Background
Viewed in shop Locked Never second best.
Owned Hanzo, at your service.
Waiting Locked Time grows short, do not let it go to waste.
If you sit by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.
Owned It is time to act.
I grow tired of waiting.
Purchased The master of the Shimada clan has returned.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Use Quote Audio Background
Lock-in With every death comes honor. With honor, redemption.

(Successfully capturing a merc camp or objective)

To the victor goes the spoils.
Try Mode Try to keep up.
The dragon rages within me.
Complimenting a Kill A worthy strike!
Well struck.
A fine kill.
Near Low-Health Ally Heal yourself, before you become a burden.
If you do not heal, you will die.
Healed I am healed.
I'm restored.
Thank you, healer!
Hearthing You are at your limit. Retreat now!
Return to base at once.
Respawn I must redeem myself.
I will not be defeated so easily.
Resurrected This time, I will not fail!
I must reclaim my honor.
Taunting (disdainful grunt)
Talent chosen True mastery is the highest art.
Strive for perfection.
The dragon awakens.
The dragon stirs within me!
My power grows stronger!
Worth It

(Getting a kill

after getting killed)

Death surrounds me.
My sacrifice will not be in vain.
Comeback Victory is within our grasp.
Team wiped This will not stand!

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ability Quote Audio Background
Scatter Arrow Icon.png

Scatter Arrow

Cast My arrow finds its mark.
The art of deception.
Strike at the heart.
Multiple arrows hit The noose tightens.
Again! and again!
Fall like rain.
Sonic Arrow Icon.png

Sonic Arrow

See through the dragon's eyes.
Marked by the dragon.
See that which is unseen.
Redemption Hanzo Icon.png


(Quest completed) Remember this moment.
Flow like the river.
No one can stop me!
Dragonstrike Icon.png


self & enemy Hanzo


Romanization: Ryū ga waga teki wo kurau!
Translation: The dragon consumes my enemies!
Language: Japanese

(The dragon consumes my enemies!)

ally Let the dragon consume you!
Dragon's Arrow Icon.png

Dragon's Arrow

self & enemy Hanzo Witness my skill! (not available)
ally You cannot hide from me! (not available)

Announcer[edit | edit source]

Event Quote Audio Background
Start of a Match Players spawning The battle will begin soon. Prepare yourself.
Players spawning (playing as the same hero) Hah. Well chosen.
Is that me? Must I do everything myself?
I see that you are truly lost without me.
Countdown The battle begins in...
Ten seconds.
Battle begins Let the battle begin!
Fight with honor.
Do not disappoint me!
Talents Unlocked Choose a talent.
Select a talent.
Pick a talent.
Player Abandons A hero has abandoned the battle.
A hero has left the battle. Shameful.
Player Rejoins A hero has rejoined the battle.
Hmph. That hero has returned.
Player Kills Hero slain.
An honorable kill.
I see you have some skill.
A worthy strike.
Double kill Double kill.
Triple kill Triple kill.
Quadruple kill Quad kill.
Mega kill Mega kill!
First blood First blood.
Player Deaths You have been slain.
The enemy has bested you. For now.
Hmph. Do not let that happen again.
Never underestimate your opponent.
Revenge will be yours.
Death on a killing spree Your killing spree is over.
An impressive kill count. Now surpass it!
It seems the enemy is on to you.
Ally death on a killing spree Your team's killing spree has ended.
Enemy Team Wiped Enemy team eliminated.
Killing Spree Tier 1
(5 takedowns)
Killing spree.
Tier 2
(10 takedowns)
Tier 3
(15 takedowns)
Tier 4
(20 takedowns)
Hero of the Storm.
Enemy Fort destroyed Fort destroyed.
Their fort falls like cherry blossoms.
You have demolished an enemy fort.
Your enemy's fort crumbles.
Enemy fort obliterated.
Enemy Keep destroyed Keep destroyed.
One step closer to victory.
Their keep was destined to fall.
Own Fort lost You have just lost a fort.
Hmph. Your fort has been destroyed.
Your fort is in ruins.
The enemy has crushed your fort.
Your fort has been reduced to rubble.
Own Keep lost You have lost a keep.
Your keep fell to the enemy's siege.
The enemy has brought down your keep.
Core is under attack Your core is under attack!
The enemy assaults your core!
They are destroying your core!
Victory Victory.
The outcome was never in doubt.
Hmph. I expected nothing less.
Defeat Defeat.
Do not accept defeat. Train harder and win.
A battle may be lost, but you must never lose your honor.

Hero Quotes
Bruisers Bruiser

ArtanisChenD.VaDeathwingDehakaImperius (Demonic) • Leoric (Space Lord) • MalthaelRagnarosRexxarSonyaThrallVarianXulYrel

Healers Healer

AlexstraszaAnaAnduinAurielBrightwing (Flying Monkey) • DeckardKharazimLi LiLt. MoralesLúcioMalfurionRehgarStukovUtherTyrandeWhitemane

Melee Assassins Melee Assassin

AlarakGazloweIllidanKerrigan (Queen of Ghosts) • MaievMurkyQhiraSamuro (Monkey King) • The ButcherValeeraZeratul

Ranged Assassins Ranged Assassin

Azmodan (Azmodunk) • CassiaChromieFalstadGreymaneFenixGallGenjiGul'danHanzoJaina (DreadlordTheramore) • Junkrat (Sapper) • Kael'thasKel'ThuzadLi-MingLunaraMephistoNazeeboNovaOrpheaProbiusRaynorSgt. HammerSylvanasTracerTychus (Infested) • VallaZagaraZul'jin

Support Support

AbathurMedivhTassadar (Mecha) • The Lost VikingsZarya

Tanks Tank

Anub'arakArthasBlazeChoDiablo (LurkabloPrime Evil) • E.T.C.GarroshJohanna (Warsong) • Mal'GanisMeiMuradin (Maraudin') • StitchesTyrael (Mecha)

Announcer Quotes
Warcraft Warcraft

AlexstraszaAnub'arakAnduinArthasBrightwingDeathwingDrek'TharE.T.C.FalstadGarroshGazloweHeadless HorsemanIllidanJainaKel'ThuzadLi LiMaievMalfurionMal'GanisMuradinMurkyRehgarStitchesVanndar StormpikeWhitemaneYrel

StarCraft StarCraft

AbathurAdjutantAlarakBlazeDr. CookFenixMira HanSgt. HammerTassadarTychusZeratul

Diablo Diablo (franchise)

BelethThe ButcherDeckardDiabloIlarianImperiusJohannaMephistoNazeeboSonyaTyraelValla

Overwatch Overwatch

AthenaD.VaGenjiHanzoJunkratKatya VolskayaMei

Nexus Heroes of the Storm

Arena AnnouncerBlackheartCommodore FordEl GuapoGrave KeeperKaKevin "cloaken" JohnsonLady of ThornsMC TombstoneNeithisOrpheaQhiraQueen NightshadeMecha TyraelRaven LordThe Kid