Zarya from Overwatch

Zarya is one of the 21 initially playable Overwatch (2016) hero characters and uses a big Particle Cannon as her main weapon, she is classified as a Tank role character. 


Official Lore of Zarya in Overwatch:

Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world’s strongest women, a celebrated athlete who sacrificed personal glory to protect her family, friends, and country in a time of war.

Aleksandra was born in a remote Siberian village that was on the front lines of the Omnic Crisis, which began some thirty years ago. Although Russian forces defeated the robots and shut down their omnium, the region was devastated by the conflict. Only a child at the time, Aleksandra was surrounded by the post-war destruction, and as she grew older, she swore that she would gain the strength to help her people recover.

Focusing on weightlifting and bodybuilding, Aleksandra was identified by the national athletics program as a potential star. She trained extensively, moving up the ranks while representing her country, and was expected to shatter longstanding records in the upcoming world championships.

But on the eve of the tournament, an attack came from the long-dormant Siberian omnium, and her village was thrust into war once again. Aleksandra immediately withdrew from the competition and rushed home to enlist in the local defense forces, sacrificing the life of fame and fortune she might have had.

Now she serves—a symbol to some, a stalwart fellow soldier to others. But for Aleksandra, it is a chance to use her great strength to protect the ones she loves.


Zarya from the Overwatch Games: an Overview

Charactername: Zarya / Aleksandra Zaryanova   Developed /Created by  Blizzard Entertainment
Gameseries: Overwatch   First seen on: PC, PS4, Xbox One  
First Game: Overwatch   Year first seen: 2016  
Last Game: “”   Birthplace: Russia 
Role(s) and Characteristics:  MOBA Character   Weapons: Particle Cannon
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Zarya from Overwatch

Zarya Overwatch Official Game Art Render

Zarya Official Render Art 


Zarya Overwatch Reference Zarya Overwatch Weapon Reference

Zarya References



Zarya in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Zarya is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Zarya


Zarya from Overwatch by Serafleur

Zarya (21DaysofOverwatch)

by Serafleur



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