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General

Development

  • During Alpha Week 6, she was simply called Bowmaster or Chloenil.
  • Ashe is likely based on Guinsoo's DotA character, Traxex the Drow Ranger.
    • Both share very similar visual and gameplay designs, such as being played as marksmen in their respective games and the ability to shoot ice arrows to slow down opponents.

Lore

  • Ashe's True Ice bow is said to have belonged to her ancestor Avarosa, the ancient Iceborn queen of unified Freljord.
    • However, dialogue from SwainSquare Swain suggests Ashe has possibly lied about unearthing the bow from Avarosa's tomb.
    • Dialogue from TaricSquare Taric suggests the bow is actually a celestial weapon of Targon infused with True Ice by one of her ancestors that were "of the stars".
    • According to LissandraSquare Lissandra's biography, the only ancestor stated to have ever had any interaction with Targon was Serylda, Sejuani's ancestor, which ultimately suggests the bow might actually belong to Serylda.
    • Alternatively, the overly idealistic Ashe naïvely assumes the True Ice bow to be Avarosa's, merely because of its presence in Avarosa's tomb; even though Serylda actually possessed it.
  • If Ashe, SejuaniSquare Sejuani, and/or LissandraSquare Lissandra are played on opposing teams, Battle for Freljord will trigger. This in-game quest consists in one killing the other to earn the title of 'Queen of Freljord' (complete with a floating ice crown floating above their heads) referencing the civil war taking place there, between the three tribes each lead.

Quotes

Ashe OriginalCircle Original Ashe
Ashe PROJECTCircle PROJECT: Ashe

Skins

Ashe OriginalCircle Original Ashe
Ashe FreljordCircle Freljord Ashe
Ashe SherwoodForestCircle Sherwood Forest Ashe
  • She references Robin Hood.
  • It's the only skin where Ashe's eyes are green.
Ashe WoadCircle Woad Ashe
Ashe QueenCircle Queen Ashe
  • This skin represents the potential aftermath of the Freljord Civil War in which the Avarosan profileicon Avarosan win and unite the tribes, with Ashe becoming the queen and TryndamereSquare Tryndamere the king.
    • This also represents her appearance her old lore.
      • Rakelstake (the Freljordian capital) can be seen in the background.
  • She shares this theme with:
Ashe AmethystCircle Amethyst Ashe
  • Amethyst is a violet variety of Quartz, often used in jewelry. It is known as a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace.
    • This fits perfectly Ashe's goals of peace, unification, and prosperity for the Freljord.
Ashe HeartseekerCircle Heartseeker Ashe
Ashe MarauderCircle Marauder Ashe
Ashe PROJECTCircle PROJECT: Ashe
Ashe ChampionshipCircle Championship Ashe
Chromaskins Chromas: Golden
Ashe CosmicQueenCircle Cosmic Queen Ashe
Chromaskins Chromas: Emerald, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire

Relations

  • The Avarosan profileicon Avarosan (led by Ashe) are engaged in a civil war with the Winter's Claw profileicon Winter's Claw (led by SejuaniSquare Sejuani) over sovereignty of the Freljord. The Frostguard profileicon Frostguard (led by LissandraSquare Lissandra) do not directly confront both sides.
    • Unbeknownst to all, LissandraSquare Lissandra is the Ice Witch of Freljordian legend, who is actually waiting for the right moment to sticke Ashe's and Sejuani's tribes and wipe out any potential incarnations of Avarosa and Serylda in order to take over the Freljord.
      • As revealed by LissandraSquare Lissandra, she herself is one of the Three Sisters who led the Iceborn uprising against the Watchers. Whether or not she knows Ashe and SejuaniSquare Sejuani are direct descendants of her sisters (Avarosa and Serylda, respectively) making her their great-aunt-many-times-removed is unknown.
        • Evidence to support Ashe's heritage stems from EzrealSquare Ezreal's uncle Lyte stating her 'striking resemblance' to Avarosa herself, as well as the fact Ashe was coincidentally led to Avarosa's grave by a great hawk and recovered her ancestor's True Ice bow she carries with her to this day.
  • AniviaSquare Anivia support her and the Avarosan profileicon Avarosan's goal of peace and unification. GragasSquare Gragas is another supporter.
    • It is unknown if NunuSquare Nunu and WillumpSquare Willump support Ashe, but their deeds around the Freljord lead towards the same goal.
  • AsheSquare Ashe and TryndamereSquare Tryndamere are outhbound. Outhbounds are largely political marriage pacts that strengthen two uniting tribes or people. With this act Tryndamere and his entire tribe joined the Avarosan profileicon Avarosan and he is bound to serve his new tribe and be loyal to Ashe.
  • Ashe met with QuinnSquare Quinn and ValorSquare Valor when they journeyed to the Freljord on a scouting mission at Jarvan IVSquare Jarvan IV's behest.
    • Valor has come to like Ashe, a rare display towards anyone other than Quinn herself.
  • BraumSquare Braum is an ally of Ashe and the Avarosan profileicon Avarosan's, yet little is known of their personal relationship.

References

  1. Orel. V, A Handbook of Germanic etymology. p. 26
  2. The Freljord Bowmaster