|“||Pass into the Iris...||„|
|~ Zenyatta becoming Transcendent|
A former member of the Shambali, Zenyatta disagreed with the group's approach. He believed that the way to repair the problems between humans and omnics was not through dogmatic teaching but through interpersonal connection and engagement. Ultimately, Zenyatta followed his own path. He chose to leave the monastery and wander the world, helping those he meets to overcome their personal struggles and find inner peace.
At some point either before or after leaving the monastery, he encountered Genji, who had left Overwatch and was conflicted with his nature as a cyborg. 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. Zenyatta would later consider Genji to be one of his brightest pupils.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 10-A physically, likely High 8-C with Orbs of Destruction
Name: Tekhartha Zenyatta
Classification: Omnic, Wandering Guru, Adventurer, Mentor of Genji
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Levitation, Telekinesis, Healing, Forcefield Creation, Can amplify the amount of damage his enemies take with Orbs of Discord, Can temporarily enter a state of heightened existence to render himself Invulnerable and heal nearby allies
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Athlete Class, Likely Large Building Class with Orbs of Destruction
Durability: Large Building level (Can take hits from other heroes), Immune to all damage with Transcendence (When activated, Zenyatta becomes completely impervious to all types of attacks via becoming partially incorporeal)
Stamina: High, possibly limitless (As an Omnic, he should not be able to fatigue)
Standard Equipment: Orbs of Destruction, energy orbs powerful enough to damage even the most sturdiest and durable of characters at any range. Zenyatta seems to respawn more of these orbs every time he shoots them, never having to worry about them getting back to him. He also has two other types of orbs besides his destructive ones. Harmony Orbs heal his allies, while Orbs of Discord greatly increase the amount of damage an afflicted enemy takes.
Intelligence: Zenyatta is a renowned Omnic monk who is known for his efforts to console Humans and Omnics alike, along with anything in between. While an advocate of peace and understanding, Zenyatta is by no means passive in combat. Considered the most powerful Support-type character in the offensive aspect, Zenyatta heals allies while aggressively assaulting foes with Orbs of Destruction. He is able to fight alongside experienced warriors like Ex-Overwatch members and provides support as needed while also supplementing his allies by slashing his opponent's defenses in half. He is also persistent, following Genji for years and repeatedly offering him counseling until the latter relented.
Weaknesses: Zenyatta moves rather slowly due to his reflective nature, meaning that sufficiently mobile characters (i.e. Genji and Tracer) can quickly leave his line of sight or outflank him, His Orbs of Harmony and Discord come back to him if his affected ally/enemy leave his line of sight and each orb can only affect one target at a time. Transcendence only lasts for 6 seconds.
- Orb of Destruction: Zenyatta creates orbs of energy that are fired as powerful energy projectiles comparable to firearms in terms of their speed and power. In addition to firing single orbs, he can charge up for a period to release a rapid-fire volley all at once.
- Orb of Harmony: Zenyatta casts an orb over the shoulder of a targeted ally. The orb slowly restores health to his ally so long as Zenyatta remains alive and the ally remains within Zenyatta's line-of-sight.
- Orb of Discord: Zenyatta sends out the Orb of Discord and attaches it to an opponent, amplifying the amount of damage they receive, and stays attached as long as they are in Zenyatta's line of sight.
- Transcendence: Zenyatta's Ultimate ability. He enters a state of heightened existence for a short period of time. While transcendent, Zenyatta is unable to use his abilities or weapons, but this is traded off by being immune to damage and rapidly restores his vitality along with that of any nearby wounded allies within his vicinity.