General

  • Annie was one of the first six champions designed (the others being Lee Sin Lee Sin, Singed Singed, Sion Sion, Sivir Sivir, and Twisted Fate Twisted Fate) [1][2]
  • Annie is currently the only champion to have 11 skins. (Includes Classic)
  • Annie is the second champion to have her ability icons remade with a Visual Update (the first being Katarina Katarina)
  • Summon Tibbers.png Summon Tibbers currently has the highest AP ratio in the game (515% with initial cast as well as all 45 ticks from Tibbers Tibbers' aura)
  • Annie is the first fire-themed champion (the second being Brand Brand)

Development

  • Annie & Tibbers' names respectively come from a Riot Games Inc. Gameplay Producer's girlfriend and her favorite teddy bear.
  • Annie and her title of 'the Dark Child' draw inspiration from several sources:
    • Annie derives from Hebrew חַנָּה Ḥannāh, from Semitic root ḥ-n-n "grace".
    • Her family name Hastur references Ambrose Bierce's pastoral deity, borrowed into Cthulhu Mythos as a Great Old One.
      • Keeping in line with the horror themes, Annie may also inspire Smite's Scylla, a little girl who turns into a monster when furious.
    • Annie & Tibbers references the folk-tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
    • Mythological inspiration might be Artemis Kalliste "the most beautiful" and her son Arcas, immortalized as Ursa Major and Ursa Minor; as both names come from Greek ᾰ̓́ρκτος "bear".
    • Her fire powers and bear-themed clothing might have been inspired by Frederica Tenjuin from Psyren.
  • Annie received an early visual update in the Philippine server, including everything but new artwork.

Quotes

  • Annie's joke may be based on Ralph Wiggum's nonsensical manner of speech from The Simpsons.
  • "I'm rubber and you're... on fire!" references the first line of the popular children's rhyme 'I'm rubber, you're glue'.
  • "Let's count to five!" references her passive Pyromania.png Pyromania and how after using four abilities the fifth use will stun a target.
  • "Eeny, meeny, miny, burn!" references the children's counting rhyme 'Eeny, meeny, miny, moe'.
    • In the Latin American server, it was changed to "¿Onta bebé?, aquí está. Fuego" ('Where's the baby? There he is. Fire') referencing Diego from Ice Age.
      • In V3.10, it was changed yet again to "De tin marín de do, te quemé" ('De tin marín de do, I burned you') referencing the children's counting rhyme De tin marín de do pingüe...
  • "Ashes, ashes, they all fall down" references the American version of the nursery rhyme Ring a Ring o' Roses.
    • In the Latin American server, V3.10 changed it to "Sol, solecito, quémense un poquito" ('Sun, sun, burn you a little bit') partially referencing a children's song.
  • Annie, Ezreal Ezreal, Evelynn Evelynn, Irelia Irelia, and Thresh Thresh all share the quote This way.
  • "Beaten by a little girl... ha!" may be referencing Dracula's statement when defeated by 12-year-old Maria in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.
  • "Come out, come out, wherever you are!" references The Wizard of Oz.

Skins

AnnieSquare.png Goth Annie [S|L]
  • She is one of the four Collector's Edition skins (together with AlistarSquare.png Black Alistar [S|L], KayleSquare.png Silver Kayle [S|L] and RyzeSquare.png Young Ryze [S|L]) and the only one still available for purchase (could only be obtained by purchasing said edition's digital copy)
    • At one point she was to be bundled to celebrate her visual update (coupled with the fact the Collector's Edition was outdated) yet it never happened and as a result she became the first skin sale to ever be denied to the public.
  • Her Chinese artwork might have influenced her visual update.
  • She shares this theme with AmumuSquare.png Emumu [S|L].
AnnieSquare.png Red Riding Annie [S|L]
AnnieSquare.png Annie in Wonderland [S|L]
  • She references Alice in Wonderland (Annie is dressed as the titular Alice and Tibbers as the White Rabbit)
  • This skin was a response to the player request to have Tibbers with a different appearance. It was classified as Legendary back when it was released, but features present in today's Legendary skins (modified ability particles, different emote or recall animation, new voiceover, etc.) are absent from this one.
  • She shares this theme with ShacoSquare.png Mad Hatter Shaco [S|L].
AnnieSquare.png FrankenTibbers Annie [S|L]
AnnieSquare.png Reverse Annie [S|L]
AnnieSquare.png Prom Queen Annie [S|L]
AnnieSquare.png Frostfire Annie [S|L]
  • Annie was originally going to have blonde hair.
  • Annie creating a circle of magic in the Chinese artwork might be referencing Fairy Tail.
AnnieSquare.png Panda Annie [S|L]
AnnieSquare.png Sweetheart Annie [S|L]
  • She resembles Shirley Temple.
  • Tibbers resembles one of the Care Bears.
    • It's the first skin where Tibbers doesn't appear menacing, lacking sharp claws or exposed teeth.
  • Tibbers' face resembles Pedobear's.
  • A statue of Amumu Amumu can be seen in the background.
  • She shares this theme with SonaSquare.png Sweetheart Sona [S|L].
AnnieSquare.png Hextech Annie [S|L]

Relations

  • Annie's parents are Gregori Hastur the Gray Warlock and Amoline the Shadow Witch. They are the founders and leaders of the Gray Order, a group of political and social outcasts who left Noxus to pursue dark arcane knowledge and who have since colonized the Voodoo Lands.

References