Genji


Trivia

  • Genji`s name may be a reference to the main character in the Japanese classic novel, The Tale of Genji. Overwatch`s Genji is described as a `playboy`, while the novel`s Genji is heavily characterized by his relationships with multiple women. Similarly, both men experience being banished from their families.
  • In his youth, Genji`s father Sojiro gave him the nickname "Sparrow." He appears to use the feather of a Japanese sparrowhawk as a calling card.
  • Genji`s sword was replicated by armory series Man at Arms.
  • Genji is the fourth playable Overwatch character in Heroes of the Storm.
  • Genji is a purchasable announcer in Heroes of the Storm, along with D.Va.
  • Genji seems to be ambidextrous, as he throws shurikens and uses Dragonblade with his right hand, and sword for Swift Strike and Deflect with his left hand.

Trivia

  • His agent ID at Overwatch was 3945_49.
  • Voiced by Gaku Space

Summary

Genji flings precise and deadly Shuriken at his targets, and uses his wakizashi to deflect projectiles or delivers a Swift Strike with his technologically-advanced katana that cuts down enemies.

Videos

  
  • Overwatch Animated Short | “Dragons” (Discover the story behind one )
  • Cavalry - #1 WORLD GENJI NA GOD | Overwatch Pro Montage (Cavalry Montage - Best of Genj)

Story

Icon-genji.png
"Even If I Sacrifice My Body, I Will Never Sacrifice My Honor."

The cyborg Genji Shimada has made peace with the augmented body he once rejected, and in doing so, he has discovered a higher humanity.

Genji`s sword is an katana named Ryu-ichimonji; he maintains it personally and has never allowed anyone else to examine or repair it. It is paired with a traditional wakizashi sheathed horizontally on his lower back.

Abilities

Cyber-Agility

Passive Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
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Thanks to his cybernetic abilities, Genji can climb walls and perform jumps in mid-air.

Details

  • Double jumping doesn`t reset on wall climbing.


Shuriken Genji "Even if I sacrifice my body, I will never sacrifice my honor." Real Name Genji Shimada (島田源氏) 1] Other Names Sparrow Age 35 Nationality Japanese Occupation Adventurer Base Hanamura, Japan (formerly) Shambali Monastery, Nepal overwatch

Weapon (Primary Fire)

Icon Stats Official Description
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Type
Linear projectile
Damage
28 per projectile
3 projectiles per shot
Projectile speed
47 meters per second
Rate of fire
1 shot per second
Ammo
24
Ammo usage
3 rounds per shot
Reload time
1 second
Headshot


Genji looses three deadly throwing stars in quick succession.

Details


Video


Fan of Blades

Weapon (Secondary Fire)

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-genji1.png

Type
Linear projectile
Damage
28 per projectile
3 projectiles per shot
Projectile speed
47 meters per second
Rate of fire
1.33 shots per second
Ammo
24
Ammo usage
3
Reload time
1 second
Headshot


Alternatively, he can throw three shuriken in a wider spread.

Details

  • Can be fired even if there are fewer than three shuriken in his clip.


Swift Strike Genji "Even if I sacrifice my body, I will never sacrifice my honor." Real Name Genji Shimada (島田源氏) 1] Other Names Sparrow Age 35 Nationality Japanese Occupation Adventurer Base Hanamura, Japan (formerly) Shambali Monastery, Nepal overwatch

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-genji3.png

Damage
50
Movement speed
35 meters per second
Maximum range
14 meters frontally
Duration
0.4 seconds
Cooldown
8 seconds
Headshot


Genji darts forward, slashing with his wakizashi and passing through foes in his path. If Genji eliminates a target, he can instantly use this ability again.

Details

  • The cooldown will reset no matter what ability is used for the kill.
  • The ability can and should also be used as a movement ability.
  • Does not deal damage to traps such as Junkrat`s Steel Trap or Widowmaker`s Venom Mine.

Video


Deflect Genji "Even if I sacrifice my body, I will never sacrifice my honor." Real Name Genji Shimada (島田源氏) 1] Other Names Sparrow Age 35 Nationality Japanese Occupation Adventurer Base Hanamura, Japan (formerly) Shambali Monastery, Nepal overwatch

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-genji2.png

Duration
2 seconds
Cooldown
8 seconds


With lightning-quick swipes of his wakizashi, Genji reflects an oncoming projectile and sends it rebounding towards his opponent.

Details

Video


Dragonblade Genji "Even if I sacrifice my body, I will never sacrifice my honor." Real Name Genji Shimada (島田源氏) 1] Other Names Sparrow Age 35 Nationality Japanese Occupation Adventurer Base Hanamura, Japan (formerly) Shambali Monastery, Nepal overwatch

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-genji4.png

Type
Melee
Damage
120 per swing
Movement speed
8 meters per second
Maximum range
5 meters
Rate of fire
~1.166 swings per second
Casting time
1 second
unsheathing/ sheathing
Duration
6 seconds
Headshot
Charge required
1500 points


Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his katana, Genji can deliver killing strikes to any targets within his reach.

Details

  • Genji cannot use his Shuriken while Dragonblade is active.
  • Activating Dragonblade resets the cooldown of Swift Strike.
  • Genji can swing his sword 7 times at most, if Deflect is not used.

Video

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Info

Genji
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"Even if I sacrifice my body, I will never sacrifice my honor."

Real Name
Genji Shimada (u5cf6u7530u6e90u6c0f)
Other Names
Sparrow
Age
35
Nationality
Japan Japanese
Occupation
Adventurer
Base
Hanamura This article is a stub. You can help Overwatch Wiki by expanding it. Hanamura Type Assault Location Japan Terrain Residential area Hanamura is an Assault map in Overwatch. Contents 1 Official Description 2 Background 3 Gameplay overwatch , Japan Japan Location Eastern Asia Terrain Various Japan is a geo-political entity that continues to exist in a post-Omnic Crisis world. 1] Seven years before the present day, the Japanese government issued a complaint about Blackwatch. (formerly)

Shambali Monastery, Nepal This article is a stub. You can help Overwatch Wiki by expanding it. See the Overwatch map. You may also be looking for the country of the same name. Nepal Type Control Location overwatch (formerly)

Affiliation
Shimada Clan "Shimada" redirects here. For other uses, see Shimada (disambiguation). Shimada clan Leader Sojiro Shimada (formerly) Headquarters Shimada Castle, Hanamura, Japan Type Ninja clan, criminal organization Standing Active The Shimada clan is a clan of ninja overwatch (formerly)
Overwatch See the in-game organization. For the article about the game, see Overwatch. "Conflict. As the world teetered on the brink of anarchy, a new hope arose. An elite international taskforce charged with overwatch (formerly)
Blackwatch Blackwatch Leader Gabriel Reyes (former) Affiliation Overwatch Type Covert ops Standing Disbanded Blackwatch was the covert ops division of Overwatch. 1] Contents 1 Story 2 Known Members 3 Videos 4 References Story Blackwatch s existence was overwatch (formerly)
Relations
Sojiro Shimada Sojiro Shimada Status Deceased Nationality Japanese Occupation Oyabun of the Shimada Clan Base Hanamura, Japan Affiliation Shimada Clan Relations Hanzo Shimada (eldest son)Genji Shimada (youngest son) Sojiro Shimada was the leader of the Shimada Clan, overwatch (father)

Hanzo Shimada Hanzo "With every death comes honor. With honor, redemption." Real Name Hanzo Shimada (島田半蔵) 1] Age 38 Nationality Japanese Occupation Mercenary, Assassin Base Hanamura, Japan (formerly) Affiliation Shimada Clan (formerly) Relations Sojiro Shimada (father) Genji overwatch (older brother)

Voice
Gaku Space Gaku Space Actor Gaku Space Age 37 Nationality Japanese Occupation Actor, Producer, Voice artist Gaku Space (born Jul. 7th, 1979, in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor, producer and voice actor. He provides the voice overwatch (English)

Bernard Gabay (French)
Stefan Gossler (German)
Paolo De Santis (Italian)
Yoshihisa Kawahara (Japanese)
⃓scar Flores (American Spanish)
Fran Jim⃩nez (European Spanish)
Paulo Vignolo (Brazilan Portuguese)
Peng Bo (Mandarin(China))
Hu Jhensi (Mandaren(Taiwan))

Cosmetics
Cosmetic page Contents 1 Gallery description 2 Skins 2.1 Skin descriptions 3 Victory Poses 4 Emotes 5 Sprays 6 Highlight Intros Gallery description edit | edit source] Genji Shimada has made peace with the cyborg body he overwatch
Quotes
Quotation page Contents 1 Abilities 2 Chatter 3 Call-Outs 4 Mission-Specific 5 Eliminations 6 Communication 7 Voice Lines 8 Interactions 9 Map-Specific 10 Skin-Specific 11 Datamined 12 Trivia Abilities edit | edit source] Ability Quote Audio Deflect overwatch
Role
Offense Each hero fills a different role in Overwatch. Roles in Overwatch are loosely defined, and heroes can fulfill a role not designated for them. Roles, as they exist, are designed to help players identify which overwatch
Health
200

Genji is an Offense Each hero fills a different role in Overwatch. Roles in Overwatch are loosely defined, and heroes can fulfill a role not designated for them. Roles, as they exist, are designed to help players identify which overwatch hero See playable characters. For the animated short, see Hero. All of the heroes, as of 2015 There are currently 24 playable hero characters in Overwatch. Each fits into one of four roles overwatch in Overwatch See the in-game organization. For the article about the game, see Overwatch. "Conflict. As the world teetered on the brink of anarchy, a new hope arose. An elite international taskforce charged with overwatch .

Strategy

Genji is a versatile flanker with very high mobility, boasting some of the best movement options of all the heroes. Genji is better suited for close quarters to make use of his mobility and spread shurikens, but can still be formidable at range. Cyber-Agility makes Genji a difficult target and allows him to navigate the map with ease. Swift Strike allows Genji to engage, escape or move between targets efficiently. The damage on Swift Strike is considerable for most heroes, but is insignificant to a tank. As such, Genji should use Swift Strike to either maneuver around his enemies or deal small but quick and easy damage. Reflect allows Genji to turn enemies` damage back towards them and even allows him to turn around entire ultimate abilities. This allows for potentially lethal burst damage if it is timed properly and Genji is well positioned. Be wary when estimating your own abilities as Genji be that as it may, you are not the most agile hero nor do you deal the most damage. Genji fills a middle ground when it comes to these factors.

Weapons & Abilities

  • Cyber-Agility (Passive): Genji gains two benefits from this passive. First, Genji is able to climb up flat, vertical surfaces by holding the jump button while next to them. Second, Genji is capable of performing a double jump by pressing the jump button while already in the air.
    • Almost any vertical surface can be climbed with Cyber-Agility. You can jump again at any time while climbing, allowing you to reach catwalks and other areas that don`t have a direct, vertical path up to them.
    • You can change the direction Genji is jumping when using the double jump. Simply hold the direction you want him to jump towards while executing the double jump.

General Strategies

  • Genji is a deadly offensive threat, capable of easily sneaking behind enemy lines and harassing his opponents with constant volleys of shurikens. You should always be taking side routes in order to flank the enemy team, as Genji contributes much less when he`s merely hanging back with his team. Remember to not get too far away from them, be that as it may, as Genji has much less capability to escape from bad engagements compared to Tracer.
  • A good burst damage combo is to use the secondary fire of Shuriken up close, followed by a Swift Strike. This will provide heavy burst damage that will kill many injured players instantly.
  • The wall climb of Cyber-Agility has a variety of uses, even in combat. When fighting near a doorway, get your enemy to chase you towards the doorway, then use Cyber-Agility to climb up over top of it and ambush them when they come through.
  • You must choose the moment to use Dragonblade carefully. Genji is not any more durable than normal while using it, meaning that your enemies can easily knock you away and kill you at range if you use it inappropriately. Try to use Dragonblade when there are multiple enemies with low base Health (such as Symmetra or Mercy) within reach, as this will let you quickly kill them and chain your Swift Strikes to both eliminate more targets and remain evasive to survive longer. Make sure you`re within melee range of your enemies before activating it.

Background

As the youngest son of Sojiro Shimada Sojiro Shimada Status Deceased Nationality Japanese Occupation Oyabun of the Shimada Clan Base Hanamura, Japan Affiliation Shimada Clan Relations Hanzo Shimada (eldest son)Genji Shimada (youngest son) Sojiro Shimada was the leader of the Shimada Clan, overwatch , the master of the Shimada ninja clan, Genji lived a life of luxury and privilege. He had little interest in the family`s illegal businesses, and although he excelled at and enjoyed his ninja training, he spent most of his time pursuing a playboy lifestyle. Many within the clan considered the carefree Genji to be a dangerous liability, and they resented his father for coddling and protecting him. Following the clan leader`s untimely death, Genji`s older brother, Hanzo, demanded that Genji took a more active role in their late father`s empire. Genji refused, enraging Hanzo. The tension between the brothers built to a violent confrontation that left Genji on the verge of death.

Genji fights alongside Overwatch

Hanzo believed that he had killed his brother, but Genji was rescued by Overwatch See the in-game organization. For the article about the game, see Overwatch. "Conflict. As the world teetered on the brink of anarchy, a new hope arose. An elite international taskforce charged with overwatch and the intervention of Dr. Angela Ziegler. The global security force saw Genji as a potential asset in its ongoing operations to combat the Shimada clan. As Genji`s injuries left him clinging to life, Overwatch offered to rebuild his body in exchange for his help. He was put through an extensive process of cyberization, which enhanced his natural speed and agility and augmented his superlative ninja skills. Transformed into a living weapon, Genji single-mindedly set about the task of dismantling his family`s criminal empire. At some point he was stationed at Watchpoint: Gibraltar.

Uprising

Genji spars with Tracer

A few years before Overwatch`s disbandment, Genji was apparently a member of Blackwatch Blackwatch Leader Gabriel Reyes (former) Affiliation Overwatch Type Covert ops Standing Disbanded Blackwatch was the covert ops division of Overwatch. 1] Contents 1 Story 2 Known Members 3 Videos 4 References Story Blackwatch s existence was overwatch . While Null Sector carried out an uprising in King`s Row, he trained with Lena Oxton.

Inner Peace

Genji finds inner peace

As time passed, Genji felt increasingly at war with himself. He was repulsed by the mechanical parts of his body and could not come to grips with what he had become. When his mission was complete, he abandoned Overwatch and wandered the world in search of meaning. He drifted for many years before crossing paths with the omnic monk Zenyatta. Though Genji initially rejected Zenyatta`s wisdom, the benevolent omnic would not be deterred. In time, Zenyatta became his mentor, and under the monk`s tutelage, Genji reconciled his dual existence as both man and machine. He learned to accept that although he had a cyborg body, his human soul was intact, and he came to see his new form as a gift and a unique strength.

Now, for the first time in his life, Genji was free. Even he could not say where his path would ultimately lead.

Recall

When Winston issued a recall of Overwatch agents, Genji was seemingly in western North America.

Dragons

⃢₀ₜ Real life is not like the stories our father told us. You are a fool for believing it so!
Perhaps I am a fool to think that there is still hope for you, but I do. Think on that, brother.
⃢₀₞
~ Hanzo and Genji part ways
Genji reveals himself

On the tenth anniversary of Genji`s supposed death, as he had done every year, Hanzo broke into Shimada Castle and took down the guards before they could alert anyone. In the main room in front of the sword display he lit an incense offering and prayed to honor his brother. Genji had tracked him before he even set foot in the castle, and revealed his presence to Hanzo. The two sparred both physically and verbally, discussing Hanzo`s assassination of his brother. Hanzo unleashed his Dragon Strike ability, but Genji was able to manipulate it, a feat that only a Shimada should be capable of. He took off his mask, revealing himself as Hanzo`s very much alive brother. He told Hanzo that he had forgiven him, and now, Hanzo had to forgive himself. The world was changing, and they would have to pick sides. Hanzo wasn`t swayed, but Genji told him that he still had hope for his brother. And with that, he disappeared into the night.

Achievements

Name Icon Description Reward
Their Own Worst Enemy
Kill 2 Enemies with a single use of Genji`s Deflection in Quick or Competitive play.
Pixel
Slice And Dice
Kill 4 enemies with a single use of Genji`s Dragonblade Genji "Even if I sacrifice my body, I will never sacrifice my honor." Real Name Genji Shimada (島田源氏) 1] Other Names Sparrow Age 35 Nationality Japanese Occupation Adventurer Base Hanamura, Japan (formerly) Shambali Monastery, Nepal overwatch in Quick or Competitive play.
Cute

Development

The original Hanzo concept, featuring elements of both Genji and Hanzo.

Genji and Hanzo were originally a single cyborg ninja hero named Hanzo who wielded both a bow and a sword. They were split into two distinct heroes early in development. Both Genji and Hanzo`s kits drew heavily from an early version of Sombra that predated both heroes, which resulted in the Sombra concept being temporarily shelved.

Genji himself was originally conceived as a slow-moving stealth assassin with an ability that allowed him to trip an enemy and then instantly kill them with a sword strike if another enemy didn`t interrupt the attack, but this design was found to be unfun. The lessons learned from this iteration of Genji were taken into consideration when developing Sombra as a stealth hacker.

Videos

Abilities

Shuriken
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Genji looses three deadly throwing stars in quick succession. Alternatively, he can throw three shuriken in a wider spread.
LM / RM
Ammo:
Damage:
Burst rate of fire:
Fan rate of fire:
Reload:
₠24
₠28
₠3 per 0.97 seconds
₠3 per 0.73 seconds
₠1.5 seconds
Deflect
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
With lightning-quick swipes of his sword, Genji reflects an oncoming projectile and sends it rebounding towards his opponent.
SHIFT
8 seconds
Duration:
₠2 seconds
Swift Strike
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Enemies
Genji darts forward, slicing the air with his katana and passing through foes in his path. After the initial strike, his targets begin to bleed and take additional damage over time. If Genji eliminates a target with this ability, he can instantly use it again.
E
8 seconds
Damage:
Distance:
₠50
₠~15 yards
Dragonblade
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Enemies
Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver killing strikes to any targets within his reach.
Q
Damage:
Duration:
₠120
₠6 seconds

Version History