is one of the twenty-one heroes (playable characters) of Overwatch.


Former playboy member of the Shimada ninja clan, Genji Shimada was mortally wounded in a fallout with his brother, Hanzo, but he was salvaged by the Overwatch organization and remade into a cyborg ninja, where he dedicated himself to bringing his former clan to justice.

Abilities and equipmentEdit

Genji, as a cyborg ninja, is incredibly agile and physically powerful. He can scale walls, deflect projectiles with his katana, and has a collection of shurikens. 


  • Genji is quite obviously inspired by the cyborg ninjas of the Metal Gear series, specifically Grey Fox and Raiden.