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  • Akali is voiced by Laura Bailey.
  • Akali's dance references Single Ladies by Beyoncé.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Akali is currently the only Energy-based champion to have any associated cost on their Shadow Dance ultimate (one Essence of Shadow).
  • Due to Japanese rhotacism, Akali may sound identical to Japanese 明かりakari "light, brightness, gleam", from Old Japanese stative verbal root *aka(-r-) "to be red, to be bright" (> aka(-i) 赤(い) "red")
  • Shadow Dance Shadow Dance was going to be a skillshot but became single-targeted.


  • Akali's joke references (albeit in a rather tongue-in-cheek fashion) the criticism towards the matchmaking system, often matching up teams of wildly varying levels, causing lower-leveled players to be swiftly defeated by higher-level ones.
    • She is one of the few champions to say 'noob'.
      • Before his relaunch SionSquare old Sion was another one.
    e "Tread lightly" resembles  
    e ShenSquare "Tread carefully".


Akali OriginalCircle Classic Akali [S|L]
Akali StingerCircle Stinger Akali [S|L]
Akali CrimsonCircle Crimson Akali [S|L]
Akali All-StarCircle All-Star Akali [S|L]
Akali NurseCircle Nurse Akali [S|L]
Akali BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Akali [S|L]
Akali SilverfangCircle Silverfang Akali [S|L]
Akali HeadhunterCircle Headhunter Akali [S|L]
Akali SashimiCircle Sashimi Akali [S|L]


  • Akali, KennenSquare Kennen, and ShenSquare Shen are members of the Kinkou Order. The three shadow warriors work together in order to preserve balance in Valoran.
    • Akali and her fellow ninjas are at war with ZedSquare Zed and his Order of Shadows.
      • Akali may have another, more personal connection with ZedSquare Zed... perhaps she is a former member of the Order of Shadows?
        • Devon 'Runaan' Giehl pointed out her title of 'the Fist of Shadow' and her passive Twin Disciplines Twin Disciplines, and mentioned that Zed once had a favorite student who left his order, but there was no official statement.[2]
          • It is also mentioned that despite appearances, she has a capacity for violence and cruelty.[3]
            • Despite (or perhaps in some way due to) all of this, Akali is apparently the least willing of the Kinkou triumvirate to forgive Zed in any way. She believes only death is deserving of him, in contrast to KennenSquare Kennen believing redemption is still possible and ShenSquare Shen being undecided in lieu of his duty towards exercising emotionless, unbiased judgement.