Who is Genshin Impact’s Heizou?

There's been news of a certain unorthodox detective floating around Inazuma, and it's got our sleuthing senses tingling. Who exactly is Genshin Impact's Heizou?

Don’t you think Genshin Impact’s Inazuma has been missing something lately? Maybe a little more mystery is in order? Well, sure, we’ve recently seen the gloomy depths of Enkanomiya, and the Bantan Sango Detective Agency always has something going on, but we’re talking about some real sleuthing. A true, rogue detective to add to the ranks. Wouldn’t that be great?

Well, good thing Genshin Impact’s Heizou might be here to save the day, then! Even if the people of Inazuma may not be too thrilled. While we still don’t know much about this mysterious sleuth, several Genshin Impact leaks have been floating around, suggesting the Genshin Impact Heizou release date might be closer than we think. But what does he look like? What will his banner be? And who even is he? Here’s everything we know so far.

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Who is Genshin Impact’s Heizou?

So far, we know that Genshin Impact’s Heizou is a self-proclaimed Inazuman detective who works for the Tenryou Commission. He’s quite rebellious and tends to put his personal priorities over government duties, and his unique approach to investigating often leads to trouble. As such, he doesn’t have the best reputation among the people of Inazuma.

Genshin Impact Bantan Sango Detective Agency

Genshin Impact’s Ayaka has a voiceline about him, where she says ‘Mr. Shikanoin belongs to the Tenryou Commission, just like Miss Kujou. He is very… principled, sometimes even more determinedly so than Miss Kujou. The only thing is, when it comes to the question of which matters should be governed by his principles, I believe only Mr. Shikanoin himself knows the answer…’

He is known to have previously had ties to the Bantan Sango Detective agency, though Sango now holds both him and his unorthodox methods in strong contempt, referring to him as ‘a liar and a charlatan’.

When is Genshin Impact Heizou’s release date?

We don’t have a confirmed release date for Genshin Impact’s Heizou yet, but questionable leaks have suggested he should be coming in version 2.8, as the last Inazuman character before we head off to the fresh region of Genshin Impact’s Sumeru in version 3.0.

What can we expect from Genshin Impact Heizou’s banner?

As mentioned above, nothing is set in stone yet, but leakers have suggested that Heizou will be a four-star champ that comes out alongside Genshin Impact’s Ayato in the 2.6 Genshin Impact Update.

What is Genshin Impact Heizou’s design?

At the moment, we don’t have any word of what Heizou’s design will be, other than him having a teen/boy skeleton data, similar to that of Genshin Impact’s Bennett. A questionable leak suggests that he may be the smallest male character we’ve seen so far, potentially taking the short-stack crown from Genshin Impact’s Heizou, but this is yet to be fully confirmed by Mihoyo. We do, however, know that he’s rarely seen out of his official government attire.

The most recognisable Genshin Impact Heizou design actually comes from fan artist @chimkennuggieee on Twitter, as seen above. This design has been adopted by most of the fanbase, and has been redrawn multiple times, but is in no way affiliated with Mihoyo. Which is quite a pity, because this version of Heizou is absolutely adorable!

And that’s everything we’ve got on Genshin Impact’s Heizou for now, but we’ll be sure to keep our Inazuman detective hats at the ready and update this guide whenever we find something new. For now, check out our Genshin Impact skins guide to ensure your characters are kitted out in style, and our list of the most artful Genshin Impact artifacts for that extra oomph.

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