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General

  • In 'Aurelion Sol: The Star Forger Returns' his hand gesture resembles the old Riot Games fist intro.
  • A lot of his animations and visual effects were inspired by celestial objects and atoms.
  • Aurelion Sol's lower body is not part of his in-game hitbox, which is why it is semi-transparent.
  • Starsurge.png Starsurge is almost tied with Hawkshot.png Hawkshot for potentially the longest-ranged basic ability. As long as Aurelion Sol keeps up with Starsurge.png Starsurge, the star will be able to travel from one end of the map to the other.
    • A demonstration can be seen here.
  • Comet of Legend.png Comet of Legend is the longest limited-ranged ability (7000 units) followed by Abyssal Voyage.png Abyssal Voyage (6500) Rite of the Arcane.png Rite of the Arcane (6160) and Weaver&#039;s Wall.png Weaver's Wall (6000). It is also the longest non-ultimate gap-closer in the game.
  • When playing URF Center of the Universe.png Center of the Universe can have up to 6 stars orbiting around Aurelion Sol with increased speed, simply by leveling up.

Development

  • Aurelion Sol is the second champion released in 2016, and was directly inspired by a canceled champion called Ao Shin Ao Shin.
    • Ao Shin had an ultimate similar to Resonating Strike.png Resonating Strike but global. He would send a storm cloud in the target direction, marking enemies hit, and allowing him to dash to the target as a massive bolt of lightning.
      • This ability showed enough promise that it may be resurrected at some point in the future.
  • A teaser called 'He has Returned' featuing Pantheon Pantheon looking up to the night sky circulated on the League of Legends Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.
  • Aurelion Sol is the amalgamation of two Latin words.
    • Aurelion is a homophone of Aurelian, which in turn is the English pronunciation of the Latin name Aurelianus, which in turn means 'golden'.
    • Sol is the Latin word for 'sun' and comes from the Roman Sun God Sol Invictus, whose cult was given official statues by emperor Aurelian.
      • With all this, the Star Forger's name would be Latin for 'golden sun'.
        • Coincidentally enough the Oriental Ao Shin became the Latin Aurelion Sol, all the while retaining his initials.
  • Luke 'Rabid Llama' Rinard specifically set out to make Aurelion Sol's personality distinctive from other popular culture dragons such as Smaug from The Lord of the Rings and Paarthurnax from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
    • Primary inspirations were The Great Owl from The Secret of NIMH (for being awe-inspiring and whose power and wisdom are worth the risk of seeking out) and David Bowie (for his effortless, marvelous, and beautiful demeanor, his 'inspired' creations, and his 'justified' rockstar arrogance)
  • At one point Aurelion Sol had a really elongated body, described as 10-12 Teemo Teemos in length, which people naturally wanted to use to snake between and could around their opponents.
    • However, this body ended up taking up most of his power budget (he'd have to be really fast to constrict his opponent and/or durable to survive the try) as well as causing technical concerns relating to brush concealment.

Lore

  • Aurelion Sol is a cosmic being capable of creating and destroying stars with the flick of his fingers. 
  • When Aurelion Sol dies he dissipates into a dragon-like constellation. Whether or not this has lore significance regarding Celestial dragons is unknown.
    • It however proves his kind is not immortal, as he himself pointed out.
      • Celestial dragons might be related to Elder Dragon terrestrial and elemental ones.

Quotes

  • "Love is as real a force as gravity. Try it once in a while" might be referencing Amelia Brand from Interstellar, who talks about how both love and gravity transcend time and space.

Skins

Aurelion SolSquare.png Classic Aurelion Sol [S|L]
Aurelion SolSquare.png Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol [S|L]
  • During his joke, he will don a pair of glasses resembling Simon's from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • This skin may also be a reference to the Dark souls franchise

Relations

  • As one of the oldest living beings in the universe, Aurelion Sol has witnessed the rise and fall of countless worlds and civilizations, but the world that peaked his interest and curiosity was Runeterra.
    • Mount Targon has direct cultural and historical ties to him, being the highest and therefore most accessible location for him to act from as well as being the Aspects' homeland.
      • Aurelion Sol despises them for deceiving, enslaving, and figuratively clipping his wings to use him as a weapon against the Void and any other resistance, a pet on a leash. If he so much as insubordinates, the Aspects destroy one of the stars he tenderly and lovingly crafted to light up the cosmos. This arrogance on their part has earned them Aurelion Sol's spite and contempt, so much so that he wants nothing more than to see Targon's fall.
        • This is why he doesn't fancy neither Diana Diana or Leona Leona (whom he sees as naive and foolish for putting his creations on a pedestal) and especially Pantheon Pantheon (whose incarnations have a tendency to bark orders at him)
  • Aurelion Sol has knowledge of Bard Bard, Kindred Kindred, and Nagakabouros.
    • The village sage from Bard Mountain (Ionia) was convinced his people would die without the Celestial artifact Noxus was after and Bard snatched away. This artifact's relation to Aurelion Sol is uncertain (it looks like an egg, maybe a Celestial dragon one)
  • Aurelion's quote: "The depths of space crawl with terrible entities. Pray they ignore this world." may be referencing the Dark Star Entities. They being cosmic entities who devour worlds and stars, serving as Aurelion's polar opposites.

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