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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Skin
  • Crimson Akali
  • Crimson Akali 2
  • Stinger Akali
  • All-Star Akali
  • Nurse Akali
  • Blood Moon Akali
  • Silverfang Akali


  • Akali was designed by Coronach.
  • Akali is voiced by Laura Bailey.
  • In Japanese, Akali is read as Akari (明), which means "Light, Bright, Cheerful," contrasting to her title, "The Fist of Shadow".
    • In Sikhism, Akali is a word that is used for referring to someone or something that is "Divine".
  • Akali was one of the champions chosen for the Ionian pool available during the Ionia vs. Noxus match. However, she was not one of the selected champions.
  •  Akali's  Shadow Dance , was originally a skill shot rather than the point-and-click skill.
  • Akali carries a pair of kamas into battle.
  • Akali's dance is a direct reference to Beyoncé's Single Ladies. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Akali is currently the only Energy-based champion to have any associated cost on their Ultimate Ability (1x  Essence of Shadow).


  • Akali's joke is a tongue-in-cheek reference to 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.
  • Akali is one of only 2 champions that says the word "noob", the other one being  Sion
  • Akali's quote: "Tread lightly." is similar to  Shen's quote: "Tread carefully."


  • Classic Akali resembles Jade from the Mortal Kombat series.
  • Crimson Akali resembles Taki from the Soul Calibur series.
  • Silverfang Akali resembles Ryu Hayabusa from the Ninja Gaiden game series.
  • Stinger Akali resembles the main character from Quentin Tarantino's movie, Kill Bill, hence her blood spattered yellow clothing and weapons.
    • It is likely a reference to Scorpion from the aforementioned Mortal Kombat, as her costume and color scheme are similar, as well as the fact that scorpions have stingers.
  • All-Star Akali skin, along with the soccer skins for other champions, appeared just before the 2010 World Cup started, and were removed from the store on October 31, 2010.
  • Nurse Akali share the Medical skin theme with Kennen M.D. and Surgeon Shen.
    • The Chinese Splash Art for her Nurse skin can be found in The Journal of Justice.
    • Surgeon Shen can be seen in a frame above Akali in the splash art.
    • This is one of the few skins confirmed to be a part of lore
    • Nurse Akali was proposed by the community.
  • Blood Moon Akali share the Blood Moon skin Blood Moon Shen. The masks they are wearing are a reference to the masks worn at the Japanese Noh theatre theater.


  • Akali is a member of the Kinkou Order along with  Kennen and  Shen. The three shadow warriors work together in order to preserve the balance in Valoran.
  • Akali and her fellow ninjas are at war with  Zed and his Order of Shadows.
  • During a contagion outbreak at the Institute of War, Akali volunteered as a nurse and can be seen administering a mandatory shot to  Amumu [1].
  • Akali may have another, more personal connection with  Zed. Perhaps she is former member of Order of Shadows - RiotRunaan pointed out her title (the Fist of Shadow) and passive  Twin Disciplines, and mentioned that Zed once had a favourite student who left his Order, but there was no official statement [2]. It is also mentioned that despite appearances, she has capacity for violence and cruelty [3].
    • Despite this, or perhaps in some way due to it, Akali is apparently the least disposed of the Kinkou triumvirate towards forgiving Zed in any way, believing that only death is suitable for him, in contrast with  Kennen, who believes that there is a possibility for Zed to be redeemed (while  Shen is undecided).

Japan Earthquake


Marc Merrill symbolically giving a 162,430.00$ cheque to the American Red Cross

Akali and her Nurse skin were on a 50% sale from March 21 to March 27, 2011. All the revenues generated by this special sale were donated to the American Red Cross to aid the population of Japan after the earthquake of March 11th. A week later, Riot Games President Marc Merrill stated the following [4]:

Summoners! This past March 11 marked one of the greatest natural disasters in recorded history. In an effort to support those affected by the devastation, we invited all League of Legends players to donate to the American Red Cross by purchasing the Nurse Akali skin or the champion Akali with RP. The promotion ran for all of this past week, during which time 100% of all proceeds from this champion and skin were collected for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. In the end, over 50,000 summoners chose to participate. We invited our partners from the Red Cross down to the Riot Games office to accept your donations, which totaled over $160,000! We have witnessed the power in the community in the past, but you never cease to amaze us. Riot Games and the American Red Cross would like to thank you for your generosity, and for stepping in to contribute to the relief efforts in the wake of this global tragedy.


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