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General

  • Anivia's dance references the Chicken Dance, a fad dance.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
    • She shares this dance with Galio BirdioCircle Birdio.
  • The quote in her lore references Fire and Ice by Robert Frost.
  • Anivia is the first female entirely-non-humanoid champion, the second being Rek'SaiSquare Rek'Sai.
  • As stated by Brian 'FeralPony' Feeney, Flash Frost Flash Frost resembles the very first Nexus Crystal.[1]
  • From the previous rating system, Anivia was one of five champions with a difficulty of 10, the others being CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia, EvelynnSquare old3 Evelynn, RumbleSquare Rumble, and YasuoSquare Yasuo.
    • However, Anivia has not been given this rating originally.
      • Anivia also had an ability of 10, which made her the only champion that scored two 100 ratings.
  • While in Rebirth egg form, the champion name changes to Eggnivia for the duration of the passive.

Development

Quotes

Anivia BlackfrostCircle Blackfrost Anivia
  •  
    BlackIceAnivia.move06
    "The abyss speaks through me" resembles KarmaSquare  
    Karma.attack06
    "Ionia speaks through me".
  •  
    BlackIceAnivia.move01
    "I hear whispers beneath the ice" is likely referencing the Frozen Watchers.
  • Blackfrost Anivia shares quotes with:
    • "To the bitter end." - Anivia BlackfrostCircle  
      BlackIceAnivia.attack11
      / Sejuani TraditionalCircle  
      TraditionalSejuani.move3

Skins

Anivia TeamSpiritCircle Team Spirit Anivia
Anivia BirdofPreyCircle Bird of Prey Anivia
Anivia HextechCircle Hextech Anivia
Anivia BlackfrostCircle Blackfrost Anivia
  • This skin depicts the aftermath of the Freljord Civil War if the Frostguard profileicon Frostguard win. Their victory further spreads LissandraSquare Lissandra's corruption of True Ice and, as a result, Anivia succumbs to it due to her elemental nature and tie to the Freljord.
  • She strongly resembles the demon Black Frost, the darkened variant of the snow fairy Jack Frost from Shin Megami Tensei, going so far as to having closely matched color schemes.
Anivia PrehistoricCircle Prehistoric Anivia
Anivia FestivalQueenCircle Festival Queen Anivia

Relations

  • Iceborn Keeper profileicon Gregor says he 'remembers Anivia's sacrifice', which might mean she died during the Iceborn uprising in the Howling Abyss.
  • AniviaSquare Anivia support AsheSquare Ashe's Avarosan profileicon Avarosan goal of peace and unification.
  • In some Freljordian tales, Anivia is described as the one largely responsible for the destruction of OrnnSquare Ornn's original home.
  • She is a spiritual guide to the Notai tribe from which NunuSquare Nunu hails from.

References

  1. [1]
  2. DeVaan, M. Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italoc languages, p. 409-10
  3. Ancient Egyptian Dictionary, p. 144
  4. http://starling.rinet.ru/cgi-bin/response.cgi?single=1&basename=%2fdata%2fsemham%2fsemet&text_number=+224&root=config
  5. /DEV: ON NAMING SKINS