While playing the game I heard a few dialogues between Reaper and Mercy

Mercy: "This is not what I intended for you, Reyes."

Reaper: "You knew exactly what you were doing."

Mercy: "What happened to you?!"

Reaper: "You tell me, Doc."

I'm intrigued, what did Mercy do that gave Reaper so much hate

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    Gabriel Reyes was presumably killed in the blast at Overwatch HQ, and it's currently unknown how he has returned. However, these lines do lead to some speculation that Dr. Ziegler either caused his current wraith-like condition, or at least, that Reaper believes she did – Unionhawk Jul 4 '16 at 22:30
  • And considering her confirmed work with Genji and presumed work with 76, this seems possible – Unionhawk Jul 5 '16 at 0:51
  • There was some lore floating around that she tried to revive him, but failed to do it properly. As a result, his cells destroy and recreate themselves at an astonishing rate, which allows his use of teleportation. – KizTrap Jul 5 '16 at 8:35
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    I just thought this meant that even Reaper doesn't know what was done to him. Mercy doesn't know, that's why she's asking, but it's like you go to a doctor about a rash and the doctor goes "what's wrong with your skin?!" You sort of expect the doctor to know more about such things. – DaaaahWhoosh Jul 5 '16 at 21:07

I think it's hinted at (if not outright confirmed) in Overwatch lore that Mercy was the one who was responsible for Reaper's current condition after he was apparently killed at Overwatch HQ. Her attempts to revive him didn't go as planned, and rather than being restored as the Gabriel Reyes everyone knew, his cells started to destroy and regenerate themselves in a very rapid manner, which is what causes him to sometimes appear as a black fog. This is what allows him to assume his "wraith" form and allows him to teleport.

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    If you add a source, I believe this answer would be upvoted much – bmarkham Jul 27 '16 at 9:59
  • But wiki says that Mercy have no actual "revive from dead" ability in lore, that is only useful in-game mechanics. – Exerion Dec 7 '16 at 9:29
  • @Exerion Your right, but Revival is also used in real life when people are recently "dead". Some surgeries require you to effectively kill the patient, and then revive them later. Without external help, they are dead and will stay dead, but the right medical treatment can get them going again. That is what it sounds like happened to Reaper. No doctor can revive a Skeleton, but a man dead for a few hours, its happened before. If we can fix the damage that killed them before unfix-able damage happens, they can come back. Near perfect Cryogenic freezing can extend that time near indefinitely. – Ryan Feb 2 '17 at 18:44

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