Human. Machine. We are all one within the Iris.

Tekhartha Mondatta was an omnic, and leader of the Shambali.


Years ago, a group of omnic robots experienced what they described as a spiritual awakening. They abandoned their pre-programmed lives to establish a monastery high in the Himalayas, where like-minded omnics could gather to meditate on the nature of their existence. Mondatta was their leader, and they took over the ruins of an ancient monastery, turning it into the home of the Shambali. Here, humans and omnics could make pilgrimages in the hopes of finding a greater truth.[1]

Mondatta preached the idea of spiritual equality existing between omnics and humans. He led the Shambali in order to heal the wounds between omnics and their creators in the wake of the Omnic Crisis.[2]

Mondatta did much to try and improve the conditions of the omnics within King's Row.[3] While giving a speech in the neighborhood, Mondatta was assassinated by Talon operative Widowmaker, despite Tracer's efforts to stop her.[4] In his memory, a large statue was built at King's Row, and a memorial picture was placed on the stairs in front of The Meridian, where he gave his final speech.[5]


  1. Overwatch Visual Source Book
  2. Zenyatta, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2014-11-24
  3. Overwatch, Zenyatta Quotes
  4. Alive, Overwatch Animated Short | “Alive”. Accessed on 2016-04-03
  5. Overwatch, King's Row

External linksEdit

Overwatch Tekhartha Mondatta on the Overwatch Wiki