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The Scientific Explanation of Spirit Dragons

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Hanzo and Genji have spirit dragons for their Ultimate Attacks. But how can you explain these devastating moves from the Shimada Brothers? Are the Dragons magic? Or science? 🔔 Subscribe to TGN for daily video game videos: http://bit.ly/1KJq3G2 🔔 We love making gaming videos and we can only do it with your support. Voiced by Jonathan Moxness Written by Jeffrey Harris Edited by Pedro "Fgeitas" Thumbnail by Nancy Teeple Music by Epidemic Sound http://www.epidemicsound.com
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Zenyatta has magic
USAGISHADOW (17 days ago)
i think it' Chi .... cuz if it' run in the family for generations .... maybe tec wasn't that advanced back then so ooo.
mediaguy king (22 days ago)
Maybe the creators want to add a bit of spiritualism to the whole science fiction that they have on, I wouldn't be against it, fwy that includes chi
Doge (23 days ago)
I call my life energy blood
Shimada clan's kekkei genkai is spirit dragon ninjutsu
Anilekle2806 (1 month ago)
Watch about the reverse of hard light Not light turning in to solid solid turning to light like arrows turn to dragon shaped light
Tal Moshel (1 month ago)
where is the picture in 1:28 from?
POOP Train (22 days ago)
Moira origin story
There is magic in overwatch it's called the iris
Dolciotti Leonardo (1 month ago)
I think Hanzo's dragonstrike is made by electricity, because it isn't solid and in hanzo's tatoo, he have some lightning drawn, or also in his skins (if i remember correctly)
TLord (1 month ago)
Hmm I mean Zenyatta orb abilities don’t seem to have true explanation, I mean if Mondatta had zens abilities he could’ve just discorded widow or sumthin so until we get more zen lore maybe the spirit dragons could be linked to zen orbs
The magic zen's use is called the iris
Tec_King (1 month ago)
The switch on the sword
King Arthur (1 month ago)
Magic exists in this future, let’s just leave it at that
Andy Cao (1 month ago)
Its not magic or science, *ITS IMAGINATION*
greninja 987 (1 month ago)
LonewolfeE5 (1 month ago)
The dragons are, as stated within the Dragons short, ONLY CONTROLLED BY THE *SHIMADAS*. The implication being that the dragons exist physically and the Shimada clan can call upon them as guardians to attack their enemies. The spirit world is described as a realm within our own that is beyond our perception and only visible to those who can reach inner balance and enlightenment. The Shimadas, likely being quite well versed in meditation, have learned to access the spirit world and the Dragons having chosen to align themselves with the clan. When summoned, the dragons cross over into our perception to cause damage but only to the enemies of the summoner. Thusly, you can describe the charge of the ultimates as focusing within the battle and finding the balance thru eliminating enemies. Yes, it seems overly complicated and insane but, that doesn't mean it doesn't have basis within ancient beliefs and practices that have carried on into the modern, and overwatch's future, era.
Carl Webber (1 month ago)
I think that genji also has a dragon tatoo
Harry Potter (1 month ago)
can we *CHI* moar?
sans the skeleton (1 month ago)
I have a question why does genji have one dragon and hanzo has 2
Origami Tesseract (1 month ago)
Perhaps thier tattoos have nano tech embedded in them. Nano tech that amplifies chi and turns it into hard light constructs. Which is a family secret and can only work with thier DNA as a biometric key. Genji's was stuck in his augmented body suite so the hard light had to be rerouted through it to his sword. The extra pressure had to be released through the valves on his shoulders. He probably times it with his jumps for extra push power which allows him to zoom around and leave those cool streaks behind his dashes.
that guy rock (1 month ago)
Maybe its somthing to do with exelarated evolution like winston
lord creeper (1 month ago)
Anybody else wana kill him for spoiler CAUSE I DO
Zachary Wedel (1 month ago)
I think that because the Japanese see dragons as gods, and because Genji and Hanzo's human life's perfectly mirrored the tale of the two dragons, that Genji and Hanzo are both Japanese Gods. If they were both gods, it would mean that their spirit dragons aren't magic, keeping Overwatch on the more scientific side of things.
Death Dragon (1 month ago)
You're right in the short dragons hanzo states only a shimada can control the dragons
APOLLO HUANG (1 month ago)
I like the chi version better
LuhLoydKin (1 month ago)
Wait, what about Molten Core? Torb litteraly glows.
Shadow ash (1 month ago)
a gam o wrong channel LOL
HarrisonA Rowe (2 months ago)
Hanzo likes killing junkrat
DeadEye (2 months ago)
Light reflections?
SenpaiGaming (2 months ago)
Magic end of story , they summon the dragon spirit. Magic not science cba watching the video
Alchemix (2 months ago)
Science sucks, there needs to be magic in the game
Single Pringle ;3 (2 months ago)
Jimmy Fang (2 months ago)
Ramen noodles given life
Geagg427 (2 months ago)
They could be similar to symmetras hard light construct
kade the creepy cat (2 months ago)
Thanks asking for a friend
PixelsO'Plenty (2 months ago)
Isn't chi manipulation into dragons still magic?
dotsowner (2 months ago)
I wanna see the child of genji and mercy... maybe it would be a healing dragon
TnT Herobrine (2 months ago)
so chi is everywhere
TnT Herobrine (2 months ago)
TnT Herobrine (2 months ago)
chi in Chinese translate to English is air
Amy Burger (2 months ago)
The animated short should be a HUGE hint. Hangover and Genji are decendants of the two "dragon brothers " from back then who turned into human. Just saying
Amy Burger (2 months ago)
Amy Burger (2 months ago)
I'm half Japanese lol
eerie_shroom (2 months ago)
It was a nice video, and I believe that it is Chi indeed... As Hanzo said, "Only a Shimada can control the Dragons". Tis means that Nanotechnology and Hard Light is not the case, since almost anyone could control them. And if Hanzo knows that only Shimadas can summon the dragons, that must mean that there were more Shimadas before Hanzo and Genji that could summon the Dragons before them, like a century, or more? There was no nanotech or hard light 100+ years before the current events of Overwatch, but chi, chi could be discovered by a young boy, named Shimada, from a poor family 100+ years ago. That young boy used its powers to gain prestige and climb through the ranks, creating the Shimada clan we know and love today!
ding william (2 months ago)
eerie_shroom it could be like the Shimada family created this tech and refused to share it with anyone else
Metro Gamer (2 months ago)
MissCatValkyrie (2 months ago)
S-so... It’s like Hamon?
AceMemeLord (2 months ago)
Which reminds me that only the hyuga clan have the byakugan
Justin Maclay (2 months ago)
this is what your focusing on? reinhardt can create earthquakes. thats not physically possible i mean to do that you would need billions maybe trillions of ponds of force even for the small one he makes. i dont give a damn how powerful that hammer is there is no way it,s that strong
Dan The Man (2 months ago)
Finally I've been looking for an explanation for an hour
Jk Just kidding (2 months ago)
What about zenyatta
Topaz' Reality (2 months ago)
Every theory except the Chi based ones is false because: "Only a Shimada can control the dragons... Who are you?"
Mistrz Demolki (2 months ago)
What's with Zeny balls?
The iris is clearly magic
I’m Bátima (2 months ago)
What about Zen’s Transcendence?
djwaglmuffin (2 months ago)
I theorized in a comic that Hanzo and Genji (Shimada clan) can harness a natural form of hard light and I don't think they're the only ones who can do it, either. I think under the right conditions, and with enough physical and spiritual fortitude, anyone can conjure some form of this energy. Symmetra can obviously achieve the same results, but through technology thus further summarizing that there is physics for it in the Overwatch universe.
jermain the person. (2 months ago)
What about mcree?
ben fuller (2 months ago)
"Bioelectric energy " or chi literally magic
Flaming Meteor (2 months ago)
Um I started playing overwatch a few weeks ago
Lucasmastacrash (2 months ago)
Hero 29 should be a child of the shimadas
3.14 Dragon (2 months ago)
Basically: Everyone else has technobable.
Best_Genji_EU (2 months ago)
I support the chi theory only because its more ANIME
Lyght (2 months ago)
Explain Zennyatta then
André Barreto (2 months ago)
Watch out Game Theory, TGN os coming for your brand! Edit: ok i take back what i said this is crap
Umbra (2 months ago)
I’m pretty sure it’s just magic
Umbra (2 months ago)
So this got me thinking on how zenyattas orbs work. I mean we know super fast cell regeneration exists in the overwatch universe but it seems to be different when it comes to zenyatta. I think the orbs could be connected to the iris. Bringing godly healing and sickness to whoever zenyatta puts an orb of harmony\discord on.We don’t know much about the iris other then the fact the omnics worship it. So maybe zenyatta being a monk of the iris would have that kind of power at his disposable. Being sort of a faith healer and wrath bringer of the iris.
sin of greed (2 months ago)
No its magic
Brady Labbie (2 months ago)
Or maybe it's just a game
RedBearCatMatt Gaming (2 months ago)
"Only the shimadas can control the dragons" - Hanzo Shimada
Ujwal Shetty (2 months ago)
isn't D.va japanese as well
CJGamr01 (2 months ago)
What about zenyatta and mercy?
Gordon Ramsay (2 months ago)
is it magic that zenyatta can be immune to everything :O or is it science???
Destructor 101 (2 months ago)
Maybe the dragons are just radiation as Hanzo’s can pass through walls and damages enemies, and Genji absorbs his to perhaps give himself specific gene mutations that temporarily make him stronger.
Hanzo even said only a shimada can control the dragons
Jack Diamond28 (2 months ago)
Marry the bank bots are hanzos tattoo
GJ 2K (2 months ago)
When i first saw it in the game, i thought about Gama rays. It could go through walls and through a human body and could enternally injure the body. I haven't thought it through but it could have a chance as a theory.
Ville Vuori (2 months ago)
why cant Kenji use his sword when hes not ulting
Patrik Nugent (2 months ago)
I always thought for genji the little circles on his body project a hologram of a dragon
JiMan MasTeR (2 months ago)
Love the game theory ending
MrBackarna (2 months ago)
thehairylarry (2 months ago)
I hope they make a 3rd shimada sibling which is a girl and that summons a purple dragon who was lost and forgottten during the time Genji and Hanzo were fighting! :)
thehairylarry (2 months ago)
Wait really?
nobody (2 months ago)
BluePhinnius I literally had a dream about this yesterday
NoNamerLV (3 months ago)
Well you said that everyone's (exept Hanzo and Genji) attacks have a scientific explenation so then explain me what kind of technology powers Zenyatta's orbs and trandsendence?
Bigasskoolaid (3 months ago)
The dragons produce sprite because of the blue and green
Farhan/ Power (3 months ago)
It’s no spirit it’s illuminati
Vienna Lee (3 months ago)
so glad that you pronounced chi correctly <3
Bryant Rach (3 months ago)
hard light is already real it is called quantommacantics fusing light photons together making solids
Ethan Bishop (3 months ago)
But that's just a theory, A GAME THEORY
DuallyElemental (3 months ago)
I need a magic tattoo now
Tom O'Toole (3 months ago)
What about zen's transcendence?
รρσσҡ Me Daddy (3 months ago)
Bejill Begill (3 months ago)
Or it just be spiritual... Not everything is science
NanoBladeGaming (3 months ago)
Genji has a light switch on his sword 😂
No Topic Pocket (3 months ago)
"bUt ThAtS jUst A tHEoRy.. *A GAME THEORY*
Then how can genji also control hanzo's Dragon
Mr Gummie (3 months ago)
I think it is just HakZ
Bay Auti (3 months ago)
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daryel hernandez (3 months ago)
I feel bad I thought for hanzos storm arrow you had tap the trigger every time but I realized you could just hold it down so I’ve been abusing my R2 button for about 2 and a half weeks btw if anyone knows what’s faster taping or holding it down
daryel hernandez (3 months ago)
Anyone ever watch slug terra what if they had something similar to slug fu in overwatch where you can move the dragons but your left exposed like junk rat
Lean redxxx panda (3 months ago)
1:57 what about zenyatta????? How does he do his ultimate
curtis brown (3 months ago)
uhm "all other abilities in the game are based on science an technology" geuss zenyatta transcending his physical body into spirit form to heal his allies has a reasonable explanation there right? obviously magic DOES exist in OW
Sir Whiskers (3 months ago)
If it’s hard light why does it come out of Hanzo’s arm and not the bow?
ExEx Underscore (3 months ago)
Okay okay. But what about Jeff's power to nerf heroes with no consequences to himself directly. Is it magic, or S C I E N C E ?
killmarshmallow 82 (3 months ago)
Charlie Lomax (3 months ago)
Here’s a theory: Hanzo and Genji are stand users.

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