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General

  • Braum is the first champion to feature a unique attack animation against turrets.
    • He is also the second to feature two joke animations, the first being HeimerdingerSquare Heimerdinger.
  • Braum's dance resembles the Ukrainian Cossack one.
  • Braum (as pronounced by his voice-actor: /bɹɔ:m/) is the American variant of German surname Brahm[1] (e.g. the fast-food chain Braum's /bɹɑ:mz/), originating either from:
    • Proto-Germanic *bremaz "prickly bush, blackberry" > English: broom, Low Saxon Braam & Middle High German brame. (compare: *bremilaz > English bramble), or
    • reduction of Hebrew Abraham אַבְרָהָם, from Abram אַבְרָם, from Semitic roots ʔ-b "father" & r-w-m "high"[2].
  • Braum strongly resembles the figure in the old Juggernaut mastery 2014.png Juggernaut mastery.
  • When Braum feeds a Poro Poro a Poro-Snax item Poro-Snax they will grow a mustache, with the color being determined by which skin he is using.
  • OrnnSquare Ornn may be responsible for forging the door that was later wielded by Braum.[3]

Development

  • Braum is Jordan 'Wrekz' Anton's first champion ever designed.
    • He started off as CeeCeeSquare CeeCee the Hextech Engineer. She was a mechanic from Piltover who used a Hextech-powered shield. This incarnation suffered from gameplay complications and, slowly but surely, became Braum.
    • Braum himself was at first a Demacian but this Braum was deemed too serious for his jolly defender theme, so he was moved to the Freljord.[4]
  • 'Trials of the Poro' was released during the Zodiac period of Aries (Winter's Bite Ram)
  • At one point in development Unbreakable Unbreakable was called 'Immovable Object' and incidentally shipped to the PBE named as such.
    • The name was probably changed because Braum can actually move during the ability's duration.

Lore

  • Braum's legendary status through the (at least over five) generations as well as the lack of significant aging (if the former is accurate) give way to the theory of him being an Iceborn.
    • The other theory is that he is not a flesh-and-blood individual. Instead, he is the embodiment of the less cruel side of the Freljord, whose 'existence' is tied to the people's fascination with him and his feats.

Quotes

  • Braum's speech is unusual in that his has a heavy accent compared to other Freljordians as well occasionally referring to himself in the third person.
    • Braum features a lot more champion interactions directed at people he's actually to meet down in bottom lane (Marksmen and Supports) compared to ones directed at lore-related characters.
  • "The darker the night, the brighter the stars" is an extract from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
  • "Mother always said: 'Float like iceberg, sting like thrown iceberg!'" references Muhammad Ali's catchphrase "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
  • Braum and PoppySquare Poppy share the quote "Not so fast!"
  • Braum is the first champion to have lines for a successful Recall recalling.
    • He is also the fourth to have item-purchase-related ones, the others being RengarSquare Rengar, TwitchSquare Twitch, and KarthusSquare Karthus.
  • In the Latin American server Braum references "That's a paddlin'" from The Simpsons. He says "Si te portas mal, hay puerta!" ('If you misbehave, that's a doorin'!')

Skins

BraumSquare Classic Braum [S|L]
  • The titular 'Trials of the Poro Poro' will occasionally walk on his shield when he's moving as well as join Braum in his jokes.
    • A non-mustached Poro Poro will also occasionally feature.
BraumSquare Dragonslayer Braum [S|L]
BraumSquare El Tigre Braum [S|L]
BraumSquare Braum Lionheart [S|L]
BraumSquare Santa Braum [S|L]

Relations

References

  1. Dictionary of American Family Names. Ed. Patrick Hanks, pp. 214, 219
  2. James E. Hoch, Semitic Words in Egyptian Texts of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period, p. 138
  3. [1]
  4. Braum PAX East 2015 discussion
  5. Angus the Puncher