Real Name: Torbjörn Lindholm, Age: 57
- Roll: Defense
- Occupation: Weapons Designer
- Base of Operations: Gothenburg, Sweden
- Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)
“Build ‘em up, break ‘em down.”
At its height, Overwatch possessed one of the most advanced armaments on the planet, which could be traced to the workshop of an ingenious engineer named Torbjörn Lindholm.
Before the Omnic Crisis, Torbjörn had gained 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.
Torbjörn had a deep mistrust 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 an international peacekeeping force, and Torbjörn remained a critical resource for all of its technological needs and signature weapons systems.
But in the aftermath of Overwatch’s fall, many of Torbjörn’s weapons were stolen or stashed away around the world. Feeling responsible for his creations, Torbjörn is determined to stop them from falling into the wrong hands and wreaking havoc on the innocent.
Piping hot steel will fix what’s ailing you, or burn right through you and thus still end your problems. Using the tools of his trade Torbjörn is able to doll out some serious pain. Once used to build and repair weapons this gun now has reversed rolls and is used to tear them apart.
Torbjörn is fond of giving things a few good wacks with his forge hammer to fix them. Turret not strong enough.. thwack.. Turret upgraded. Enemy combatant in defense perimeter… thwack.. Not a problem now.
Torbjörn is always building newer better weapons. He can’t help but work on improving them even mid battler. Torbjörn is quick to scavange supplies from downed enemies to create the ultimate defensive position. More firer power, more shields, heck why not just have it shoot flames? Torbjörn where you going? I was joking, come back.
One of Torbjörn’s greatest inventions is the Armor Pack. This nanite infused bundle will quickly mend and strengthen anyone’s armor. Need a little more protection before jumping into the flames Torbjörn is your man… er dwarf.
If you want things done, and you want them done right now Torbjörn will stoke the flames of war. When your on fire (literally) you get things done in a hurry. Torbjörn will get those turrets repaired, build new ones, and upgrade them all before his glorious beard is singed.
Check out Torbjörn in this unedited video. It showcases a full match played from Torbjörn’s perspective.