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In the technologically advanced African city of [[Numbani]], in the not-so-distant future, humans live in harmony with humanoid robots known as [[omnic]]s. But when a terrorist tries to shatter that unity, a hero named [[Efi Oladele]] rises!
 
In the technologically advanced African city of [[Numbani]], in the not-so-distant future, humans live in harmony with humanoid robots known as [[omnic]]s. But when a terrorist tries to shatter that unity, a hero named [[Efi Oladele]] rises!
   
Efi has been making robots since she was little — machines to better her community and improve people’s lives. But after she witnesses [[Doomfist]]’s catastrophic attack on the city’s [[OR15]] security bots, Efi feels the call to build something greater: a true guardian of Numbani.
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Efi has been making robots since she was little — machines to better her community and improve people’s lives. But after she witnesses [[Doomfist]]’s catastrophic attack on the city’s [[OR15]] security bots, Efi feels the call to build something greater: a true guardian of [[Numbani]].
   
While Doomfist sows discord between humans and omnics, Efi engineers an intelligent and compassionate robot, [[Orisa]], named after the powerful spirits who guide her people. Orisa has a lot to learn before she’s ready to defeat Doomfist, but Efi has some learning to do, too, especially when it comes to building — and being a hero. With Doomfist rallying his forces, and the military powerless to stop him, can Efi mold Orisa into the hero of Numbani before it’s too late?
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While [[Doomfist]] sows discord between humans and omnics, Efi engineers an intelligent and compassionate robot, [[Orisa]], named after the powerful spirits who guide her people. Orisa has a lot to learn before she’s ready to defeat Doomfist, but Efi has some learning to do, too, especially when it comes to building — and being a hero. With Doomfist rallying his forces, and the military powerless to stop him, can Efi mold Orisa into the hero of Numbani before it’s too late?
   
This action-packed novel features the fan-favorite characters Efi, Orisa, Doomfist, and [[Lúcio]] in an all-new, original story straight from the minds of the Overwatch [[Team 4|game team]] and critically acclaimed author [[Nicky Drayden]]!<ref name = "HeroNumbani">2019-10-03, [http://overwatch.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/nycc-2019-new-overwatch-book-the-hero-of-numbani NYCC 2019: New Overwatch Book – The Hero of Numbani]. ''Blizzplanet'', accessed on 2019-10-19</ref>
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This action-packed novel features the fan-favorite characters Efi, [[Orisa]], [[Doomfist]], and [[Lúcio]] in an all-new, original story straight from the minds of the Overwatch [[Team 4|game team]] and critically acclaimed author [[Nicky Drayden]]!<ref name = "HeroNumbani">2019-10-03, [http://overwatch.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/nycc-2019-new-overwatch-book-the-hero-of-numbani NYCC 2019: New Overwatch Book – The Hero of Numbani]. ''Blizzplanet'', accessed on 2019-10-19</ref>
   
 
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*Creatives - Directors, Actors, Designers, Musicians
 
*Creatives - Directors, Actors, Designers, Musicians
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**[[Thespion 4.0]]
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**A.I. Schylus
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**A.I. Schylus (Actor)
**Kam Kalu
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**Kam Kalu (Actor)
**Constantine
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**Constantine (Musician)
**Gaxx Gator
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**Gaxx Gator (Musician)
**Sasha Rhymes
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**Agba Aja
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**Agba Aja (Designer)
   
 
*Others
 
*Others
*[[Gabrielle Adawe]]
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**[[Gabrielle Adawe]]
*[[OR14]]
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The Hero of Numbani
The-hero-of-numbani-cover.jpg

Issue number
#1
Author
Nicky Drayden
Artist
Odera Igbokwe
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Pages
304
Release date
June 2, 2020

Overwatch: The Hero of Numbani is the first Overwatch tie-in novel. It is authored by Nicky Drayden, and was released on June 2, 2020, by Scholastic Inc.

Description

In the technologically advanced African city of Numbani, in the not-so-distant future, humans live in harmony with humanoid robots known as omnics. But when a terrorist tries to shatter that unity, a hero named Efi Oladele rises!

Efi has been making robots since she was little — machines to better her community and improve people’s lives. But after she witnesses Doomfist’s catastrophic attack on the city’s OR15 security bots, Efi feels the call to build something greater: a true guardian of Numbani.

While Doomfist sows discord between humans and omnics, Efi engineers an intelligent and compassionate robot, Orisa, named after the powerful spirits who guide her people. Orisa has a lot to learn before she’s ready to defeat Doomfist, but Efi has some learning to do, too, especially when it comes to building — and being a hero. With Doomfist rallying his forces, and the military powerless to stop him, can Efi mold Orisa into the hero of Numbani before it’s too late?

This action-packed novel features the fan-favorite characters Efi, Orisa, Doomfist, and Lúcio in an all-new, original story straight from the minds of the Overwatch game team and critically acclaimed author Nicky Drayden![1]

Major Characters


Minor Characters

  • School Faculty & Students
    • Mr. Egwe
    • Ms. Okorie
    • Isaac
    • Amber
    • Stevie Igwe
    • Sibe Oye
  • Creatives - Directors, Actors, Designers, Musicians
    • HAL-Fred Glitchbot (Director)
    • Thespion 4.0 (Actor)
    • A.I. Schylus (Actor)
    • Kam Kalu (Actor)
    • Constantine (Musician)
    • Gaxx Gator (Musician)
    • Sasha Rhymes (Artist)
    • Agba Aja (Designer)


Organisations


Locations


Development

The novel was in the planning stages by October 2018, where its existence was hinted at at NYCC 2018. It was estimated for a reveal in March, 2019.[2] It was revealed in October 2019.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019-10-03, NYCC 2019: New Overwatch Book – The Hero of Numbani. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2019-10-19
  2. 2019-10-13, NYCC 2018 Women of AFK panel (Scholastic): Warcraft: Traveler. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2019-10-19