Overwatch was a team of heroes who saved humanity from extermination by Omnics years ago. With their original mission complete, Overwatch vowed to protect humanity from itself.
Chance allowed Overwatch to use Genji and Hanzo Shimada’s family conflict to take down the Shimada clan of assassins and their criminal empire. The plan succeeded, and the fight left Genji mortally wounded and Hanzo was devastated at murdering his own brother.
Unbeknownst to Hanzo, Overwatch offered to save Genji Shimada’s life in exchange for aid taking down the Shimada empire. Genji accepted it and joined the protectors, finding peace and self-acceptance along the way.
Conflicted by his actions at the council elder’s demand, Hanzo Shimada eventually turned against the evil organization he’d once led. Declared an enemy by his family, Hanzo risked his life each year to return and honor his brother’s memory.
On one such night ten years later, the brothers would meet and fight again. Hanzo would be left with much to consider, and the waters become murky.
Genji ultimate quote
Overwatch translations have evolved since Genji’s ultimate shout reverberated around the online gaming communities worldwide in 2015. If you were to put Genji and Hanzo’s ult in words, you’d be witnessing the gaming “powers” that load or develop (leading up to ‘ultimate’ superpowers for the game’s damage heroes).
Genji’s voice lines are clear, often poignant and occasionally flippant.
Genji’s ult quote
Genji’s ult line depends on the situation, but there are a few classics for when he ults or is preparing to do so:
- “The dragon and I are one.”
- “My blade is ready to be unleashed.”
- “My ultimate is charging.”
- “My ultimate is almost ready.”
- “My ultimate is ready.”
Additional Overwatch sayings include, “My ultimate is charged. Attack with me!” (used when addressing an allied player).
Genji’s spawn quote
“Even if you throw yourself away, you don’t throw away your name.”
This Genji voice line covers his character arc in a single sentence. He throws away his old life leaving the Shimada clan after the fight with Hanzo and again when he exits Overwatch. Yet, he continues working toward the greater good.
Genji’s dragon blade quote
Genji has six dragon blade quotes. The skin Genji uses and the affiliation of the player affect which line they hear.
Genji dragon blade quotes (to himself and enemies)
- “Ryujin no ken o kurae!” Eat the dragon sword!
- “Oni no ken o kurae!” Take my dragon blade! (part of the Genji voice lines in the Oni skin).
- “Byakko no ken o kurae!” Eat the white tiger’s sword! (equipping the Baihu skin unlocks this version).
Genji dragon blade quotes (to allies)
- “The dragon becomes me.”
- “The demon becomes me. (only in the Oni skin).”
- “The white tiger becomes me.” (a voice line for the Baihu skin).
Genji’s character-specific killing quotes
Genji utters several lines as he kills, but three stand out because they address specific characters:
- “I am victorious this time, brother.” (when facing Hanzo)
- “Mock death at your own peril.” (when he kills Reaper).
- “I have the upper hand this time, Master.” (when Genji kills Zenyatta).
Genji’s unlockable quotes
The list of unlockable quotes for Genji is also lengthy, but here are some notable versions:
- “A steady blade balances the soul.”
- “You are only human.”
- “Measure twice, cut once.”
- “My Halloween costume? Cyborg ninja.” (unlocks in Halloween Terror)
- “To know yourself is to be at peace.” (unlocks in Lunar New Year)
- “Life and death balance on the edge of my blade.” (in Uprising)
Genji ultimate quote in Japanese
Genji Shimada players, and those fighting against him, will hear the Genji voice lines in Japanese. Players allied with Genji hear the “Ryujin no ken wo kuare!” translation of the Genji sayings.
Ryugawa ga tekiwo kurau
“Dragon, consume my enemies” is the basic English translation of this particular Genji quote.
Ryujin no ken wo kurae
The “Ryujin no ken wo kurae,” translation is, “Eat the sword of the Dragon God.” It could also be, “Take my dragon blade.”
Ryoku ga minagittekuru
In English, it means, “Power is coming!” It is a Genji voice line heard when Ana gives his character a nano boost.
Honki o misetemiro
Deflecting an attack, this phrase translates to, “Show me seriously.” It is a taunt implying the attack is patronizing or weak.
Genji ultimate quote in English
The Genji dragon appears for his ultimate attack. Genji and Hanzo are the only characters capable of controlling or deflecting these attacks.
Take my dragon blade
This is one of the most common Genji dragon blade quotes that appears regularly during gameplay.
The dragon becomes me
Another common Genji dragon blade quote, it denotes the blade as an extension of the man, Hanzo and Genji included.
Power is coming!
Genji says this line when Ana boosts him with nanotechnology.
Show me seriously
When deflecting enemy attacks, Genji may goad his opponent with this line, implying they are inadequate.
What language does Genji speak?
Genji speaks Japanese.
Can Genji eat?
While the developers have not confirmed whether Genji can eat, the information they have given around his character implies he does eat. Michael Chu confirmed Genji still has his head and torso intact, and in the game, Genji has made references to still having the “guts of a man.”
Considering these facts, along with Mercy gifting him chocolates and references to Genji being the only member of Overwatch who can handle her coffee, the evidence points to an affirmative on Genji’s ability to eat.
How is Genji pronounced?
It is a two-syllable word. The G is hard, like in ‘game’ or ‘go.’ The “en” sounds like “in,” and the final syllable, “ji,” sounds like gee’s name.
Why is Genji an enemy of the Shimada Clan?
The Shimada Clan elders sent Hanzo after him soon after the death of their father. When Genji refuses to submit to Hanzo (his older brother) and the elders, Hanzo attacks to save face and maintain power. It is a battle Genji loses, and Hanzo leaves him for dead.
The organization, Overwatch, finds Genji near death and offers to save him. In return, he must help them infiltrate the Shimada Clan. Genji agrees to slake his thirst for revenge and desire to live.
Once Genji has healed, he keeps his word by joining Overwatch and focuses on collapsing his family’s empire.
What does Lucio say when he ults?
When Lucio ults, he says, “Vamos esculachar!” (“Oh, let’s break it down!”).
What is Widowmaker’s ult line?
“Personne n’echappe a mon regard,” is Widowmaker’s ult voice line (“No one can hide from my sight.”)