Talon

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Talon
Talon Operatives.jpg

Type
Terrorist group
Standing
Active

Talon is a terrorist organization, serving as the main villain in Overwatch's narrative.

History[edit | edit source]

Early Actions[edit | edit source]

The group's insignia

During its years of operation, Overwatch carried out operations against Talon, spearheaded by Gérard Lacroix. Talon made several attempts to assassinate the agent, but failed. They settled on a different approach by kidnapping Lacroix's wife, and subjecting her to neural conditioning. Overwatch agents eventually recovered her, but she ended up killing her husband in his sleep two weeks later.[1] At some point afterwards, Overwatch launched an operation to rescue a number of scientists who had been kidnapped by Talon, held hostage in an urban area. The scientists were successfully extracted, with both sides losing agents in the firefight.[2]

The Train Job[edit | edit source]

Talon raids the hypertrain

At some point after Overwatch's disbandment, Talon operatives raided a hypertrain on its way to Houston. Jesse McCree, who was on the train at the time, noted that their method of insertion appeared to be taken from the tactics used by Blackwatch. Regardless, McCree eliminated every Talon operative that made its way onto the train, but dumped their target off the train so that Talon would get what they came for and stop putting civilian lives in danger.[3]

Recall[edit | edit source]

At some point afterwards, Talon operatives accompanied by Reaper entered Watchpoint: Gibraltar. They encountered resistance from Winston, but were able to incapacitate him long enough for Reaper to gain access to a list of Overwatch's agents. However, Winston was able to overpower the operatives and defeat Reaper before proceeding to interrupt the hack.[4]

Alive[edit | edit source]

A Talon aircraft

A few hours after the botched Gibraltar operation,[5] Talon had more success in King's Row, as Widowmaker was assigned to assassinate Shambali leader Tekhartha Mondatta. Despite running into resistance from security forces and Tracer, Widowmaker successfully eliminated her target. She was subsequently picked up in a Talon aircraft.[6]

Ilios[edit | edit source]

Talon tried to steal artifacts unearthed in Ilios. Athena brought in Overwatch agents to protect the relics.[7]

Volskaya Industries[edit | edit source]

Talon dispatched Reaper, Widowmaker, and Sombra to Volskaya Industries in an attempt to assassinate its CEO, Katya Volskaya. Sombra was able to deactivate the site's security, giving Reaper and Widowmaker access to the base. Widowmaker lined up her shot, but an alarm sounded, alerting security, and sending Katya to her panic room. Widowmaker and Reaper failed to take her out, and Sombra engaged in pursuit. She reached Katya, but made her own deal, revealing that she had been the one to set off the alarm. Leaving the safe room, she reported that Katya had escaped. The operatives returned to their ship.[8]

Known Members[edit | edit source]

Talon insignia

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Widowmaker, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2014-12-14
  2. Ana: Legacy
  3. Overwatch: McCree: Train Hopper
  4. Recall
  5. 2016-04-24, Know Your Lore: Overwatch’s ongoing story. Blizzard Watch, accessed on 2016-04-25
  6. Alive
  7. 2016-10-25, Ilios Map. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2016-10-26
  8. Infiltration