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2010 FIFA World Cup
Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Skin Skingallerybutton
  • Crimson Skin Skingallerybutton
    (Legacy Skin, No Longer Available) 520 RP / 11-May-2010
  • Stinger Skin Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 11-May-2010
  • All-star Akali Skingallerybutton
    975 RP (Limited Edition) / 28-Jun-2010
  • Nurse Akali Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 04-Jan-2011
  • Blood Moon Akali Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 07-Jun-2011
  • Silverfang Akali Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 30-Nov-2011

Chinese artwork

  • 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" in contrast 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 ultimate, Shadow Dance.png Shadow Dance, was originally a skill shot rather than the point-and-click skill.
  • Akali carries a pair of kama into battle.
  • Akali's dance is a direct reference to Beyoncé's Single Ladies. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.


  • Her 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 shares a quote with Malzahar Malzahar: "Without question".
  • Akali shares a quote with Shen Shen and Anivia Anivia : "Understood".
  • Akali shares a quote with Ashe Ashe, Ezreal Ezreal, and Poppy Poppy : "Agreed".
  • Akali is one of the only champs that says the word "Noob", the other one being Sion Sion


  • Her Classic skin resembles Jade from the Mortal Kombat series.
    • Addtionally, her Silverfang Akali skin resembles Smoke.
  • The Stinger Akali skin resembles the main character from Quentin Tarantino's movie, Kill Bill, hence her blood spattered yellow clothing and weapons.
  • The Stinger Akali skin is also likely a reference to Scorpion from the aformentioned Mortal Kombat series, as her costume and color scheme are similar, as well as the fact that scorpions have stingers.
  • The Crimson Akali skin resembles Taki from the Soul Calibur series.
  • The 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 31st, 2010.
  • Nurse Akali, Kennen Kennen M.D. and Shen Surgeon Shen share a Medical skin theme.
  • Blood Moon Akali and ShenSquare.png Blood Moon Shen share a Blood Moon skin theme. The masks they are wearing are a reference to the masks worn at the Japanese Noh theatre.


  • Akali is a member of the Kinkou Order along with Kennen Kennen and Shen Shen. The three shadow warriors work together in order to preserve the balance in Valoran.
  • During a contagion outbreak at the Institute of War, Akali volunteered as a nurse and can be seen administering a mandatory shot to Amumu Amumu.[1]

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 21st to March 27th 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:[2]

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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