Build 'em up, break 'em down

–Torbjorn's opening quote

Torbjorn (Overwatch)

Torbjorn is Overwatch's top engineer.


At its height, Overwatch possessed one of the most advanced armament in the world, which could be traced to the workshop of ingenious engineer, Torbjorn Lindholm.

Before the Omnic Crisis, Torbjorn had gained a notoriety for designing weapons systems used by countries around the world. However, his belief that technology must serve a better vision for humanity put him at odds with his employers, who desired to control his weapons using networked computer intelligence.

Torbjorn had a deep distrust for of sentient robotic intelligence, and while many of his peers wrote this off as paranoia, his worst fears were realized when the robot populations of the world turned against their human creators during the Omnic Crisis. Because of his engineering genius, he was recruited to join the original Overwatch strike team, and his many inventions proved integral to ending the crisis. In the years that followed, Overwatch became in international peacekeeping force, and Torbjorn remained a critical resource for all of its technological needs and signature weapons systems.

But in the aftermath of Overwatch's fall, many of Torbjorn's weapons were stolen and stashed away around the world. Feeling responsible for his creations, Torbjorn is determined to stop them from falling into the wrong hands and wreaking havoc.