Balderich von Adler

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Balderich von Adler
Balderich von Alder.png
Balderich's remains

Status
Deceased
Nationality
GermanyGerman
Occupation
Military leader
Base
Eichenwalde
Affiliation
Crusaders

General[1] Balderich von Adler was the leader of the Crusaders.

Story[edit | edit source]

Balderich protecting German soldiers

Balderich was born in the German town of Eichenwalde.[2]

During the Omnic Crisis, Eichenwalde came under attack by omnic forces. Balderich took a handful of Crusaders to the village in an effort to outflank the omnic army. Balderich's soldiers were able to break down the enemy forces, giving the German military an opportunity to push back, but the Crusaders didn't make it out of the battle. Balderich finally collapsed in the castle's great hall,[3] later dying.[4] His remains were left on the throne of Eichenwalde Castle.[5]

Decades later, an effort was made to recover Balderich's remains, as one force sought to breach the castle, while another defended the fallen general.[6]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Balderich bears resemblance to Kanai from Blizzard's Diablo universe. Both are war leaders who perish in a battle against overwhelming odds, who are found slumped on a throne, dead, in their respective games by the player characters.
  • Reinhardt has two Legendary skins based on Balderich.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2016-09-01, Overwatch Patch Notes – September 1, 2016: Patch Highlights, Battle.net Forums. Accessed on 2016-09-01.
  2. Overwatch, Reinhardt Quotes
  3. 2016-09-01, Overwatch Patch Notes – September 1, 2016: Patch Highlights, Battle.net Forums. Accessed on 2016-09-01.
  4. 2016-08-16, Eichenwalde | New Map Preview | Overwatch. Youtube, accessed on 2016-08-16.
  5. 2016-08-16, @PlayOverwatch. Twitter, accessed on 2016-08-16.
  6. Overwatch, Eichenwalde