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General

Development

  • 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 belonged to her ancestor Avarosa, the ancient Iceborn queen of unified Freljord.
  • 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

Skins

Ashe OriginalCircle Classic Ashe [S|L]
Ashe FreljordCircle Freljord Ashe [S|L]
Ashe SherwoodForestCircle Sherwood Forest Ashe [S|L]
  • She references Robin Hood.
  • It's the only skin where Ashe's eyes are green.
Ashe WoadCircle Woad Ashe [S|L]
Ashe QueenCircle Queen Ashe [S|L]
  • She represents the 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.
  • Rakelstake (the Freljordian capital) can be seen in the background.
  • She shares this theme with:
Ashe AmethystCircle Amethyst Ashe [S|L]
  • 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 [S|L]
Ashe MarauderCircle Marauder Ashe [S|L]
Ashe PROJECTCircle PROJECT: Ashe [S|L]
Ashe ChampionshipCircle Championship Ashe [S|L]
Chromaskins Chromas: Golden

Relations

  • The Avarosan profileicon Avarosan (led by Ashe) are allied with the Frostguard profileicon Frostguard (led by LissandraSquare Lissandra) and engaged in a civil war with the Winter's Claw profileicon Winter's Claw (led by SejuaniSquare Sejuani) over sovereignty of the Freljord.
    • Unbeknownst to all, LissandraSquare Lissandra is the Ice Witch of Freljordian legend, who is actually waiting for the right moment to betray Ashe and destroy both hers and Sejuani's tribes in order to take over the Freljord and prepare for the Frozen Watchers' return.
      • 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.
  • Ashe is close friends with AniviaSquare Anivia and NunuSquare Nunu (and by extension WillumpSquare Willump) All of them support her and the Avarosan profileicon Avarosan's goal of peace and unification. GragasSquare Gragas is another supporter.
    • If the Avarosan profileicon Avarosan win the war and both Ashe and TryndamereSquare Tryndamere become the new royal family, the boy and his Yeti partner will be appointed the Freljord's emissaries, and the Rabblerouser will struck a business partnership with them by being sold ownership rights of Freljord's Avarosa Iceflow Glacier (possibly in thanks for him helping the Avarosan profileicon Avarosan settle matters with a smaller tribe by getting everyone drunk and drowning their troubles away)
      • Whether the new regents will marry strictly for political reasons or not is uncertain. All references to their relationship were removed in V3.6 due to the Freljord event also rewriting many champions' main lore.[2]
  • 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. Freljord AMA