Reaper


Trivia

The Reaper statue
  • Reapers are a type of unit in Blizzard Entertainment`s StarCraft series. Like Reaper himself, they dual-wield firearms and wear masks.
  • A statue of Reaper was present at GamesCom 2015.
  • A Reaper portrait is available in StarCraft II for those who purchase the Origins Edition.
  • Reaper bears resemblance to the Grim Reaper, from various real-world cultures.
  • A Funko Pop Reaper figurine was released in Jun., 2016.
  • A 12" Reaper statue will be made available in 2017.
  • Reaper`s face mask`s design is similar to the Blackwatch logo, possibly to highlight that he was the leader of the group.
  • It is possible for Reaper to one hit kill every hero except Bastion and tanks.
  • Reaper`s reload animation is possibly a reference to the lobby shootout scene from The Matrix.
  • Reaper`s guns actually have different words on them for each set of skins such as:
    • Default sets say RPNT
    • Blackwatch Reyes say Blackout
    • Plague Doctor and Nevermore say Crowned
  • Death Blossom might be a reference to
    • a weapon used in the 1984 movie The Last Starfighter named Death Blossom.
    • Katarina from League of Legends, whose ultimate "Death Lotus" behaves similarly.
    • Strafe, an ability for the Demon Hunter class from Diablo III, another Blizzard title.
    • the art of Gun-kata from the movie Equilibrium.
    • a military term used to describe a group of men firing wildly in all directions surrounding the group.
  • The "Crowned" written on Plague Doctor and Nevermore skins` guns might be a reference to "crowning", a technique from the game Left 4 Dead that involves focusing the devastating fire of a shotgun in point blank range on the Witch, a very high health enemy, essentially killing her before she can react - this being a reference to Reaper`s tank busting abilities.
    • It may be a play on the gaming term "owned", crossed with the skins` "crow" theme ("crow-ned", rather than "crown-ed").

Trivia

  • Reaper`s origin is that of Blackwatch Gabriel Reyes as revealed by the origin edition skin for the character.
  • Reaper was featured in the Overwatch animated short, Recall.
  • Voiced by Keith Ferguson

Summary

Reaper is a deadly assassin that can move like a ghost through the battlefield, dispatching enemies and draining the life from their corpses, disappearing before their allies can catch him. Reaper is most effective at close quarters, and uses his movement abilities to get close to vulnerable targets. He is at his best when ambushing and swiftly silencing targets before slipping back into the shadows. With his Death Blossom Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta overwatch turning him into a deadly whirlwind, Reaper can be devastating in confined spaces, turning an enemy charge into a massacre.

Videos

  
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Story

⃢₀ₜ Death walks among you. ⃢₀₞
~ Reaper

Reaper`s cells simultaneously decay and regenerate at a hyper-accelerated rate. Even after the complete destruction of his body, Reaper has been observed to retain some kind of form as a black mist, apparently able to regain physical form at a later point.

Abilities

For differences on the Public Test Region, see Reaper/PTR Note: The following page lists values from the PTR that are currently different from official release. Abilities edit | edit source] The Reaping Healing: 20% of the damage done by the player NewPP limit report .

The Reaping Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta overwatch

Passive Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-reaper5.png

Healing
20% of hero damage dealt


Reaper steals health from his enemies as he damages them


Hellfire Shotguns Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta overwatch

Weapon

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-reaper1.png

Type
Shotgun
Damage
2-7 per pellet
Falloff range
11 to 20 meters
Num. of pellets
20 per shot
Rate of fire
2 shots per second
Ammo
8
Reload time
1.5 seconds
Headshot
⃢ₜₓ


Reaper tears enemies apart with twin shotguns.

Details

Video


Wraith Form Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta overwatch

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-reaper2.png

Movement speed
7.1 meters per second
Duration
3 seconds
Cooldown
8 seconds


Reaper becomes a shadow for a short period of time. While in this form, he takes no damage and is able to pass through enemies, but cannot fire his weapons or use other abilities. Using this ability will instantly refill Hellfire Shotgun`s ammo.


Shadow Step Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta overwatch

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-reaper3.png

Maximum range
35 meters
Casting time
2.5 seconds
Duration
2 seconds
Cooldown
10 seconds


After marking a destination, Reaper disappears and reappears at that location.

Details

Video


Death Blossom Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta overwatch

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description
Ability-reaper4.png

Damage
170 per second
510 total
Movement speed
3 meters per second
Area of effect
8 meters
Duration
3 seconds
Headshot
⃢ₜₕ
Charge required
1850 points


In a blur of motion, Reaper empties both Hellfire Shotguns at breakneck speed, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies.

Details

Video


Info

Reaper
Reaper-portrait.png
"Death walks among you."

Real Name
Gabriel Reyes
Age
Unknown
Nationality
USAAmerican
Occupation
Mercenary
Base
Unknown
Affiliation
United States United States Location North America Terrain Various The United States is a geo-political entity that continues to exist in a post-Omnic Crisis world. Transcontinental train cars run across the country. 1] Contents 1 History 2 overwatch military (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)
Various, including Talon Talon Type Terrorist group Standing Active Talon is a terrorist organization. Contents 1 History 1.1 Early Actions 1.2 The Train Job 1.3 Recall 1.4 Alive 1.5 Ilios 1.6 Volskaya Industries 2 Known Members 3 Videos overwatch (mercenary status)
Voice
Keith Ferguson Keith Ferguson Real Name Keith James Ferguson Age 44 Nationality American Occupation Voice artist Keith Ferguson (born on Feb. 26th, 1972) is an American voice actor. He provides the voice of Reaper in Overwatch. NewPP overwatch (English)

J⃩r⃩mie Covillault (French)
Oliviero Corbetta (Italian)
Ry⃴ta Takeuchi (Japanese)
Duda Ribeiro (Brazilian Portuguese)
Jos⃩ Luis Orozco (American Spanish)
I⃱aki Crespo (European Spanish)

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] Some speak of a black-robed terrorist known only as the overwatch
Quotes
Quotation page This article is a stub. You can help Overwatch Wiki by expanding it. 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 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
250
Character Video

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Strategy

Reaper is a short-ranged flanker and one of the deadliest heroes in the game up close, with even Tanks like Reinhardt Reinhardt "Justice will be done." Real Name Reinhardt Wilhelm Age 61 Nationality German Occupation Adventurer Base Stuttgart, Germany Affiliation Crusaders (formerly) Overwatch (formerly) Voice Darin De Paul 1] (English) Patrice Mellenec (French) Paolo Mar.ese (Italian) overwatch and Roadhog Roadhog "I m a one-man apocalypse." Real Name Mako Rutledge Age 48 Nationality New Zealand (assumed as being an Australian) Occupation Enforcer (formerly)Bodyguard Base Junkertown, Australia (formerly) Affiliation Australian Liberation Front (formerly)Junkers (formerly) Voice Josh Petersdorf overwatch melting under the power of his Hellfire Shotguns. Reaper`s relative simplicity makes him a good hero for new players, while still remaining deadly in experienced hands. Despite his power, he`s not without his weaknesses, with his lack of in-combat mobility and medium or long-range damage options being the most noticeable.

Official tips

Reaper specializes in flanking his opponents, moving alongside the edges of the map to reach your opponents unaware is ideal.

Weapons & Abilities

General Strategies

  • Try to focus your gameplay around Wraith Form`s cooldown. When Wraith Form is off cooldown, you can afford to play more aggressively, since you have it available to escape if needed. When Wraith Form is on cooldown, play more defensively and don`t take unnecessary risks.
  • Reaper can still pick up Health Packs while using Wraith Form. Keep in mind where the Health Packs on each map are so that you can plan your escape with Wraith Form if you start losing a fight.
  • When flanking, look to pick off lone targets rather than charging straight into a group (unless Death Blossom is available). While Reaper is more durable than other flankers, his lack of in-combat mobility means that he relies solely on Wraith Form to escape, and its short duration means that enemy heroes can follow and kill you easily if you`re too far away from your own team.
  • It can be tempting to use Death Blossom when at low health, since this would remove the sources of the damage you`re taking. Never do this. The enemy team will focus on you as soon as you use it, and Death Blossom ends immediately when Reaper dies.
  • When ambushing with Death Blossom, look for ledges or other raised areas that you can leap off of to get into the middle of the enemy team before activating your Ultimate. Always use the element of surprise in your favor.

Pre-Omnic Crisis

The man who would later be known as Reaper was originally known as Gabriel Reyes. He was born in Los Angeles. Prior to the Omnic Crisis, he joined the United States United States Location North America Terrain Various The United States is a geo-political entity that continues to exist in a post-Omnic Crisis world. Transcontinental train cars run across the country. 1] Contents 1 History 2 overwatch military, where he achieved a senior officer position. He achieved veteran status, and was highly respected.

Reyes earned a coveted position in the government`s controversial and still-classified (but widely acknowledged) "soldier enhancement program." Military scientists shaped Reyes and other inductees into the perfect soldiers, blessed with superhuman speed, strength, and agility.

The Omnic Crisis

Reyes during the Omnic Crisis

Reyes and his fellow augmented soldiers soon put their abilities to use with the advent of the Omnic Crisis. As governments tried and failed to neutralize the omnics, the United Nations was busy forming an international task force called 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 . This small, experimental group would bring together the best and brightest from around the world to wage asymmetrical warfare against the robots. Overwatch`s short list of prospective agents included two members of the soldier enhancement program: Reyes and Jack Morrison, whose work ethic and courage caught the eye of the military brass back home. Reyes and Morrison became fast friends, despite their different backgrounds, and decided to join Overwatch together. Reyes was given leadership of the group, but it was Morrison who would have a greater impact on the group in the long term. He brought out the best in the people around him and helped mold Overwatch`s diverse (and sometimes conflicting) agents into a cohesive fighting force. In unity, they found the strength to defeat the robots and end the Omnic Crisis.

Morrison, because of the key role he played in shaping the group, was given the position of strike commander by the UN, the first, official commanding officer of Overwatch. Reyes was passed over in the process, which created a rift between the two men.

Blackwatch

Reyes became the commander of Overwatch`s Blackwatch unit. After a sting operation that resulted in the apprehension of Jesse McCree (a member of the Deadlock Gang, Reyes visited the man, as he was impressed with his expert marksmanship and resourcefulness. Reyes gave McCree the choice between rotting in a maximum security prison, or joining Blackwatch. McCree chose the latter. Reyes gave him personal instruction.

A Growing Rift

At least for a time Reyes remained on good terms with the rest of the team. On one Halloween, he dressed up as a pumpkin-headed monster, bursting through the door as Reinhardt Reinhardt "Justice will be done." Real Name Reinhardt Wilhelm Age 61 Nationality German Occupation Adventurer Base Stuttgart, Germany Affiliation Crusaders (formerly) Overwatch (formerly) Voice Darin De Paul 1] (English) Patrice Mellenec (French) Paolo Mar.ese (Italian) overwatch was telling a Halloween story. Mercy and Torbj⸣⸖rn gave praise to his costume, with Mercy asking him if he`d be open to designing their official uniforms. He responded "that`ll be the day."

As time time went on, the tension between Reyes and Morrison worsened.

Uprising

⃢₀ₜ Sounds like the Brits have the situation under control.
Ever the hero, Gabriel.
I`m not the one with the statue.
⃢₀₞
~ Reyes and Ana Amari
Reyes during the King`s Row Uprising

Seven years before the present day, Reyes and Morrison attended a briefing on the King`s Row Uprising in Overwatch`s headquarters. During the briefing, Blackwatch agent McCree McCree "Justice ain t gonna dispense itself." Real Name Jesse McCree Age 37 Nationality American Occupation Bounty Hunter Base Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Affiliation Overwatch (formerly) Blackwatch (formerly) Voice Matthew Mercer 1] (English) Boris Rehlinger overwatch reported on a developing hostage situation occurring at a power plant, despite the prime minister of England`s demands that Overwatch remain out of the crisis. Angered by the breach of protocol, Reyes shrugged off Jack`s accusing finger, stating that McCree was merely on "vacation," and that he was not tied down by the statute. He left the command room, stating that the Brits had this under control, snidely drawing reference to Morrison`s statue in the headquarters`s courtyard.

The following day, a strike team sent in by Morrison arrived in King`s Row. Reyes informed them that Blackwatch assets had reported that Null Sector had set up heavy fortifications, and they had tactical control of the area. Null Sector was defeated, but the events that transpired were classified within Overwatch`s archives.

The End of Overwatch

Ultimately, Overwatch met its end through a combination of accusations that tainted the organization`s reputation, and Reyes himself. Officially, Reyes and Morrison were killed in the blast that destroyed Overwatch`s Swiss headquarters, an event the UN ruled as an accident. In reality, Overwatch had become split down the middle, with Reyes leading a rebellion against Morrison`s leadership. As a battle was waged within the base, their fighting triggered an explosion that destroyed the facility, and apparently took Reyes and Morrison into the inferno with it. He had somehow survived the incident, however. To this day, Reyes`s true agenda remains unknown. He blames Morrison for what had happened to him, and he didn`t believe that his former friend had perished in the blast. He set out on a personal crusade to find Morrison and finish what had begun in Switzerland.

Reaper

⃢₀ₜ Some speak of a black-robed terrorist known only as the Reaper. His identity and motives are a mystery. What is known is that where he appears, death follows. ⃢₀₞
~ Character description
Reyes, now known as "Reaper"

Reyes resurfaced as a volatile mercenary known as "Reaper." His identity and motives remained unknown. Now a ruthless and remorseless killer, he was responsible for terrorist attacks throughout the world. He fought in many armed conflicts throughout the 6 years since the blast, showing no loyalty to any cause or organization. Survivors described him as a black shadow ghosting unscathed through the most hellish battlefields. The few bodies recovered of his victims were pale, empty husks drained of life, their cells showing signs of intense degradation. It was speculated that Reaper was a byproduct of failed genetic alteration which forced his cells to simultaneously decay and regenerate at a hyper-accelerated rate.

Those attempting to track his movements began to see a pattern in his appearances. They believed that Reaper was hunting former Overwatch agents and systematically eliminating them. In this, there appeared to be some truth, as Reaper carried a list of Overwatch agents that he intended on eliminating. Ana Amari was initially among his intended targets, but at some point, he took her off it.

Watchpoint: Gibraltar

⃢₀ₜ I`ll be sure to send them your regards, monkey. ⃢₀₞
~ Reaper to Winston
Reaper accesses the Overwatch database

Alongside Talon Talon Type Terrorist group Standing Active Talon is a terrorist organization. Contents 1 History 1.1 Early Actions 1.2 The Train Job 1.3 Recall 1.4 Alive 1.5 Ilios 1.6 Volskaya Industries 2 Known Members 3 Videos overwatch operatives, Reaper entered Watchpoint: Gibraltar in an effort to gain a list of Overwatch agents. The Talon soldiers kept Winston Winston "Imagination is the essence of discovery." Real Name Winston Age 29 Occupation Test subject (formerly)Scientist Adventurer Base Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly) Watchpoint: Gibraltar Affiliation Lucheng Interstellar (formerly) Overwatch Relations Harold Winston (father figure) Voice overwatch occupied long enough for Reaper to begin downloading the agent database, but soon found themselves overpowered, forcing Reaper to enter the fray. He quickly incapacitated Winston, and mocked the ape that he`d send his fellow agents his regards. Winston stunned Reaper by activating a shield device that detonated, and then used his Tesla Cannon on Reaper, incinerating him. Yet despite this, a cloud of black mist was seen leaving the base awhile later.

Doomfist`s Gauntlet

⃢₀ₜ Die. ⃢₀₞
~ Reaper
Reaper advances on Winston

Apparently having regained physical form, Reaper teamed up with Widowmaker in order to steal Doomfist`s gauntlet, but was hampered by former 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 agents Tracer and Winston. While he initially held the advantage, breaking Winston`s glasses was enough to send the ape into a berserk fury, and Reaper and Widowmaker were forced to retreat without the device, having been used by a bystander to punch Widowmaker which ended up damaging the gauntlet, their foes hot on their heels.

Old Soldiers

⃢₀ₜ They left you to die. They left me to suffer...Never forget that. ⃢₀₞
~ Reaper`s parting words
Reaper gets the drop on Morrison

Reaper was present in Egypt while Hakim was trying to set a trap for Morrison, now waging a one-man war as "Soldier: 76." Hakim`s compound came under attack by Morrison, though Reaper managed to get the jump on his old nemesis, shooting him in the back. Before he could finish off Morrison, he was interrupted by Ana Amari, another former Overwatch operative. She healed Morrison through her biotic rifle, and Reaper and Morrison engaged in a fist fight. Reaper was again able to incapacitate Morrison, and engaged in a dual with Ana, bitterly commenting that he shouldn`t be surprised, that Ana had always taken Jack`s side during their days in Overwatch. In the fight, Ana pulled off his mask, revealing his identity as Gabriel Reyes, and his disfigured face. Reaper faded away, commenting that Overwatch had left him to die, and that Ana should never forget what happened to him.

Infiltration

Going in guns blazing

Reaper worked with Widowmaker and Sombra in a mission to assassinate Katya Volskaya, the CEOChief Executive Officer of Volskaya Industries. Sombra hacked the site`s systems, allowing Reaper to bypass the factory`s defenses and get within striking distance of the target, though it would be Widowmaker who would take the shot. The operation went awry when an alarm was sounded, and Widowmaker missed her shot in the commotion. Reaper ordered her to hold the perimeter while he entered the factory, guns blazing, killing numerous guards. He was confronted by a mech, which temporarily incapacitated him, and he ordered that Sombra take out the target. Reaper was able to reduce the mech to a pile of scrap, but Sombra reported that Katya had escaped. Furious, Reaper ordered that the agents return to the ship. He walked off, throwing away his shotguns in frustration.

Reflections

Reaper stalks the family

At Christmas, Reaper stalked a family down the streets through the rain. The family was not randomly chosen by him.

Achievements

Name Icon Waste Not, Want Not Reward
Waste Not, Want Not
Get 3 solo kills with a single clip of Reaper`s shotguns in Quick or Competitive Play.
Pixel
Die Die Die... Die
Kill 4 enemies with a single use of Reaper`s Death Blossom Reaper "Death walks among you." Real Name Gabriel Reyes Age Unknown Nationality American Occupation Mercenary Base Unknown Affiliation United States military (formerly)Overwatch (formerly)Various, including Talon (mercenary status) Voice Keith Ferguson (English) Jérémie Covillault (French)Oliviero Corbetta overwatch in Quick or Competitive play.
Cute

Development

Reaper was one of the first three characters designed for Overwatch, alongside Tracer and Widowmaker. The character of Reaper was inspired entirely by concept art for the game⃢₀ₔhis actual character was developed after his appearance was presented. Under Overwatch`s original leveling system, Reaper`s wraith form would give him healing abilities once he reached a certain level.

Official

Curse

Abilities

Hellfire Shotguns
Ability: Weapon
Affects: Enemies
Reaper tears enemies apart with twin shotguns.
Damage:
Count:
₠2-7 Per Pellet
₠20 Pellets
Wraith Form
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
Reaper becomes a shadow for a short period of time. While in this form, he takes no damage and is able to pass through enemies, but cannot fire his weapons or use other abilities.
SHIFT
8 seconds
Duration:
₠3 seconds
Shadow Step
Ability: Cooldown
Affects: Self
After marking a destination, Reaper disappears and reappears at that location.
E
10 seconds
Cast Time:
₠2 seconds
Death Blossom
Ability: Ultimate
Affects: Enemies
In a blur of motion, Reaper empties both hellfire shotguns at breakneck speed, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies.
Q
Duration:
₠3 seconds