Can You Name These Overwatch Characters from a Screenshot?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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Can You Name These Overwatch Characters from a Screenshot?
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About This Quiz

From robot monks to Scandinavian scientists, to a genius gorilla, Overwatch's cast of characters is certainly colorful! Do you think you can identify 40 of them in this quiz?

Overwatch's origins stem from two different projects under Blizzard Entertainment: "Project Titan" and "Prometheus." Its aesthetics are meant to be true to Blizzard's style - colorful and approachable, drawing particular inspiration from sister game, World of Warcraft.

Overwatch - the fictional organization - was created during the Omnic Crisis as an international task force, seeking to help those in need and restore peace to the world. Though the organization has disbanded, new heroes have since arisen, such as D.Va and Lúcio!

Though all dubbed "heroes" in-game, quite a few of the player characters are much more on the villainous side. Similarly, Overwatch isn't without its adversaries, including major terrorist organization, Talon. There have actually been Overwatch members who became Talon members, and some heroes who were never even affiliated with Overwatch at all! Do you know who they are?

With all the characters (both playable and non-playable) having quirks and unique stories, it's no doubt why they're a huge part of the game's success. When it comes to Overwatch characters, will you get "Play of the Game" or throw the match? Take our quiz and find out!

Genji Can you identify this cyborg ninja?
Genji
A conflict between Genji and his older brother, Hanzo, left him nearly dead until he was discovered by Overwatch who rebuilt his body. Though he was at first revolted by the mechanical parts of his body, he found peace with the help of the monk, Zenyatta.
Olympia Shaw
Mercy
Widowmaker

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Reinhardt Who is this knight-like German hero?
Reinhardt
Living his life by knightly ethics such as justice and valor, Reinahardt Wilhelm was one of the original members of Overwatch. He’s the oldest playable character at 61 years old.
Balderich von Adler
Doomfist
Zarya

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Symmetra Can you tell the name of this Indian architect?
Zenyatta
D.Va
Symmetra
Satya Vaswani is very concerned with order in all things and considers herself to be on the autism spectrum. She hopes to one day help create a perfect society, though she’s sometimes unsure if her ideal of universal order and control is best.
Hanzo

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Reaper Who is this hero who wields Hellfire shotguns?
Mei
Ganymede
Reaper
Reaper, then known as Gabriel Reyes, underwent genetic alterations at the hand of Doctor Moira O’Deorain, which gave him ghost-like abilities. Did you know that it’s possible for him to one-hit kill every hero apart from Tanks and Bastion?
Pharah

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Ashe_Overwatch This character leads the Deadlock gang. What is her name?
Ashe
Ashe was born with a silver spoon in her mouth but gave it all up for a life on the lam. She was a founding member of the Deadlock gang along with Jesse McCree and is the gang's current leader.
Roadhog
Genji
D.Va

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Tracer Can you identify this lady adventurer who uses Pulse Pistols?
Tekhartha Mondatta
Soldier: 76
Tracer
After a teleportation experiment gone wrong, Lena Oxton (a.k.a. Tracer) suffered from a condition in which she uncontrollably time-jumped for extended periods. Luckily, a doctor designed her a device that not only anchored her to the present but also gave her the ability to speed up or slow down her own time!
Efi Oladele

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Mercy Who’s the Swiss medic shown in this image?
Emily
Orisa
Genji
Mercy
Angela Ziegler is an expert scientist and doctor, and her talents led Overwatch to recruit her. Though she appreciates the organization’s similar dedication to helping humanity, she often disagrees with its aggressive approaches.

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McCree What is the name of this western-style outlaw?
Torbjörn
McCree
American bounty hunter Jesse McCree’s philosophy is that “justice ain’t gonna dispense itself.” Despite his former affiliation with gangs, McCree claims to fight for justice, and his revolver is called “Peacekeeper.”
Katya Volskaya
Maximillien

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D_Va Do you know this mech pilot from Busan?
Sombra
D.Va
At just 19 years old, D.Va, whose real name is Hana Song, is the second-youngest Overwatch hero. However, her career history is nothing short of impressive; the South Korean teen is a mech pilot, professional gamer and an actress!
Doomfist
Symmetra

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Junkrat What’s the name of this Australian anarchist?
Winston
Junkrat
After a nuclear fallout in the Australian Outback, the radiation caused Jamison Fawkes to go insane. This led him to grow an obsession with explosives and he actually made the grenade launcher he uses!
Ana
Brigitte

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Orisa Do you know the young omnic pictured here?
Tracer
Orisa
Orisa is the youngest Overwatch hero; she’s only one month old! Her name comes from OR15, the name of the defunct robot line she was to be a part of before she was rebuilt by robotics prodigy Efi Oladele.
Sombra
Mei

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Ana Do you know this hero whose daughter is also in the game?
Ana
Egyptian Ana Amari is a bounty hunter and former founding member of Overwatch, as well as the mother of Pharah. She and her daughter both have a tattoo of the Eye of Horus, a symbol of protection.
Mercy
Tekhartha Mondatta
Reaper

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Zenyatta Who is this omnic monk and adventurer?
Reaper
Widowmaker
Moira
Zenyatta
Zenyatta’s name is inspired by Buddhism. His first name comes from “Zen” and “Śūnyata” (a Buddhist concept of emptiness in the world). The other part of his name, Tekhartha, is a reference to Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha’s name before he achieved nirvana.

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Bastion Can you name this gentle-natured robot?
Zenyatta
Winston
Bastion
“Bastion” is actually the name of a line of sentient robot units; this Bastion is one of the last few. After the Omnic Crisis, Bastion lay dormant in a forest until accidentally being woken by a bird named Ganymede.
Sojiro Shimada

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Roadhog Do you know the name of Junkrat’s bodyguard?
Roadhog
Mako Rutledge is another hero from Junkertown and was an enforcer before becoming Junkrat’s bodyguard. He’s officially Australian but it’s been hinted that he’s of New Zealand Maori descent.
McCree
Katya Volskaya
Balderich von Adler

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Pharah Can you identify this soaring Egyptian hero?
Junkrat
Pharah
Fareeha Amari comes from a long line of soldiers, including her mother, Ana. She worked hard to become a strong and credible soldier and dreamed of joining Overwatch just like her mother. Unfortunately, Overwatch disbanded before she got the chance to join.
Ganymede
Brigitte

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Doomfist Can you tell the name of this Nigerian Talon member?
Doomfist
Akande Ogundimu is the third holder of the “Doomfist” title. He was a professional martial artist specializing in traditional African fighting styles before the loss of his right arm ended his career, after which he became a mercenary.
Brigitte
Olympia Shaw
McCree

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Widowmaker Do you know this French sniper and former ballet dancer?
Bastion
Gérard Lacroix
Akinjide Adeyemi
Widowmaker
Ironically, the first widow that Amélie Lacroix made was herself! After being kidnapped and brainwashed by Talon, she was instructed to kill her own husband because he was a threat to the terrorist organization.

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Hanzo Which Japanese hero is shown in this picture?
Hanzo
Hanzo is a former member of the Shimada crime family. He left after the elders turned him against his brother, Genji.
Reaper
McCree
Roadhog

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Moira Who is this Irish geneticist and former Blackwatch member?
Torbjörn
Lúcio
Roadhog
Moira
The morality of Moira O’Deorain’s scientific advances are questionable, but it can’t be denied that she’s a brilliant scientist. She has genetically engineered Reaper and possibly Widowmaker as well.

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Bridgitte What’s the name of this hero whose godfather is Reinhardt?
Ana
Brigitte
Brigitte may be Torbjörn’s youngest child, but she’s also the only one to show an interest in engineering like her father. While her father specializes in weapons design, Brigitte focuses on armor.
Moira
Pharah

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Zarya Who is this Russian soldier who doesn’t trust omnics?
Efi Oladele
Ana
Akinjide Adeyemi
Zarya
Aleksandra Zaryanova is a member of the Russian Defense Force, and a former professional athlete. She has a “512” tattoo on her shoulder, which is her weightlifting record in kilograms!

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Winston Who is this former resident of the Horizon Lunar Colony?
Balderich von Adler
Ganymede
D.Va
Winston
This genetically enhanced gorilla was designated Specimen 28 and later named himself after Dr. Harold Winston, a human scientist to whom he looked up as both a mentor and father figure before he died.

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Maximilien What’s the name of this wealthy omnic?
Junkrat
Moira
Emily
Maximilien
Maximilien is an omnic Talon council member and owner of a casino in Monaco. He wears a golden pi symbol pin, in reference to the Monte Carlo method of computing pi.

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Katya Volskaya Do you know the Russian CEO pictured?
Zenyatta
Katya Volskaya
CEO of Volskaya Industries, Katya is like a hero to the Russians due to her organization's contributions during Russia's war against the Siberian omnium. However, she had secretly gotten technology from other omnics.
Symmetra
Tracer

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Tekhartha Mondatta Who is this spiritually-enlightened omnic monk?
Bastion
Mercy
Tekhartha Mondatta
Tekhartha Mondatta was a monk and the leader of the Shambali, a religious order of omnics of which Zenyatta was also a member. He preached for equality between humans and omnics, but was killed by Widowmaker during a speech in King’s Row.
Orisa

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Emily Can you name this girlfriend of a hero?
Emily
Emily is a British civilian and Tracer’s girlfriend, and lives with her in a London apartment. She was the first romantic partner of any Overwatch hero to be confirmed!
Reinhardt
Genji
Zarya

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Lúcio Do you know this Brazilian DJ and freedom fighter?
Torbjörn
Maximilien
Lúcio
Before he became a freedom fighter, Lúcio wanted to somehow spread positivity and inspire people, and found a way to do just that through music. He’s still a popular musician, and fellow hero D.Va is one of his fans!
Ingrid Lindholm

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Torbjörn Do you know the name of this Swedish engineer?
Pharah
Sombra
Bastion
Torbjörn
Weapons designer Torbjörn Lindholm is to thank for developing much of Overwatch’s arsenal. His name is a modern form of “Þórbjörn,” an Old Norse name which roughly means “thunder bear.”

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Sombra Can you identify this hero whose name means “shadow”?
Sombra
Sombra (real name: Olivia Colomar) is a hacker from Dorado, Mexico. Orphaned in the Omnic Crisis, Sombra survived and made a name for herself at a young age with her technological prowess. She has orchestrated many major cyberattacks!
Zarya
Mei
Junkrat

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Soldier 76 What's the name of this former member of the American army?
Antonio
Gérard Lacroix
Katya Volskaya
Soldier: 76
Before he became a vigilante, Soldier: 76 (then known as Jack Morrison) was a part of the American army’s project to enhance soldiers’ speed and strength to superhuman levels. Reaper – a.k.a. Gabriel Reyes – was also part of this project before they both joined Overwatch.

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Mei Do you know the name of the Chinese climatologist shown here?
Mei
In a state of emergency during an Overwatch mission, Mei-Ling Zhou and her scientist colleagues entered cryostasis in pods until Overwatch could rescue them. However, her pod was the only one that didn’t malfunction and she woke up alone nine years later to find that Overwatch had disbanded.
Soldier: 76
Antonio
Sojiro Shimada

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Balderich von Adler What’s the name of Reinhardt’s mentor in the Crusaders?
Hanzo
Doomfist
Balderich von Adler
Balderich was the German general of the Crusaders, and Reinhardt was his lieutenant and apprentice. He was invited to join Overwatch but shortly before his death in a battle against omnics, he gave Reinhardt the medal of invitation instead.
Widowmaker

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Antonio Do you know the Italian arms smuggler shown here?
Maximilien
Antonio
Antonio was a businessman and high-ranking Talon member. His real surname is unknown but he often went by the names Antonio Giordani and Antonio Bartalotti.
Lúcio
Reinhardt

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Ganymede Do you know this bird friend of Bastion?
Ingrid Lindholm
Hanzo
Ganymede
Ganymede accidentally reactivated Bastion when it was building a nest on Bastion's shoulder and now accompanies Bastion on its travels. Ganymede's species changes depending on Bastion’s skin.
Tracer

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Olympia Shaw Can you name the Atlas News reporter pictured here?
Lúcio
Antonio
Maximilien
Olympia Shaw
Olympia Shaw grew up as a fan of the Overwatch organization, and was one of the many who mourned its disbandment. She’s now a journalist at Atlas News and frequently covers stories on Overwatch and new similar heroes.

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Gérard Lacroix Do you think you know this deceased Overwatch member?
Orisa
Soldier: 76
Gérard Lacroix
Gérard Lacroix was married to Amélie Lacroix, and was killed by her after she was brainwashed by Talon. He was also friends with Blackwatch member Gabriel Reyes (a.k.a. Reaper).
Tekhartha Mondatta

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Akinjide Adeyemi Who is this former bearer of the “Doomfist” title?
Akinjide Adeyemi
Akinjide Adeyemi was the second Doomfist. He was also a Talon member and war profiteer known as the Scourge of Numbani. The current Doomfist, Akande Ogundimu, was his protégé but later killed him.
Olympia Shaw
Winston
Ingrid Lindholm

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Efi Oladele Can you tell the name of this Numbanian inventor?
Efi Oladele
Eleven-year-old Efi Oladele had an interest in robotics and artificial intelligence ever since she was young. She received a grant from the Adawe Foundation, and used the money to buy parts to create Orisa as a protector of Numbani.
Symmetra
Sojiro Shimada
Reinhardt

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Ingrid Lindhold Can you name this character who is the wife a hero?
Gérard Lacroix
Efi Oladele
Akinjide Adeyemi
Ingrid Lindholm
Ingrid has been married to Torbjörn for many years and was always supportive of him during his time in Overwatch. She always makes apple pie for Christmas; Brigitte and Mercy love it!

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