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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Skin
  • Resistance Caitlyn
  • Sheriff Caitlyn
  • Safari Caitlyn
  • Arctic Warfare Caitlyn


  • Caitlyn was designed by Ezreal.
  • Caitlyn was the first champion released in 2011.
  • Caitlyn's crime-fighting partner is  Vi. When the two of them are in an game together as allies they get a cosmetic buff: "On The Case: Piltover's finest ". Where both get an additional gold for every kill/assist they make together.
  • When playing against an enemy  Jinx:
    • Causes Caitlyn, also to an allied  Vi if she is present, to get a debuff "Catch me if you can!".
    • The debuff reads "Jinx is causing chaos again. How obnoxious... Criminals Apprehended:" followed by a counter that represents the number of Jinx kills/assists.
    • +1 bonus gold for every  criminal they apprehend.
  • Caitlyn's rifle can be seen in the Mac Version Launch Video for League of Legends.
  • Both the icon for  Yordle Snap Trap and the actual placed traps appear to be bear traps baited with a cupcake. Because of this, many players refer to her traps simply as "cupcakes."
    • Likely as a reference to this,  Vi uses "Cupcake" as a nickname for Caitlyn in some of her special quotes.
  •  Caitlyn has the longest Base Attack Range out of all Champions; 650.
    • At level 13,  Tristana's range exceeds Caitlyn's thanks to her passive,  Draw a Bead. At level 18 Tristana's range will exceed  Caitlyn's by 53 units.
    • If  Jinx has maxed her  Switcheroo!, using her rocket launcher will allow Jinx to outrange  Caitlyn by 50 units as early as level 9.
  • IronStylus has stated when Caitlyn gets a visual update, she will probably have a traditional skin. He hints her look may end up being consistent with Vi, Jayce and Jinx and shows this artwork as a good example of how they might portray her afterwards. The whole article can be found here & here.
  • Caitlyn's dance resembles the basic movements found in modern military drill team performances.


  • Caitlyn's "Meet the long gun of the law" quote is a pun on the phrase "Long Arm of the Law".
  • Caitlyn's quote "Wanna see a hat trick?" is a double entendre referring to the magic hat-trick which is producing an object out of an seemingly empty top hat (similar to the one Caitlyn wears) and the sports term hat trick - doing a triple-feat in any sport e.g. triple-kill in League of Legends, three touchdowns, three goals, etc.
  • Caitlyn's "Boom. Headshot." quote is a reference to the mockumentary Pure Pwnage episode "M8's," which is also referenced by the Team Fortress 2 "Meet the Sniper" video, in which the eponymous class/character says it while tapping a bobblehead. This quote could also be derived from the classic N64 game "Conker's Bad Fur Day"
  • In Polish client, Caitlyn's "Bądź czujny jak pies podwójny" ("Be open-eyed, as the doubledog") is a reference to stand-up of Kabaret Moralnego Niepokoju - Wyrywanie Lachonów.
  • Caitlyn's "So many bad guys, so little time" quote is a reference to a Frank Zappa quote "So many books, so little time"


Classic Caitlyn

  • Her skin resembles Mad Moxxi from the Borderlands series.

Safari Caitlyn

Resistance Caitlyn

Arctic Warfare Caitlyn

  • This skin might be a reference to the Arctic Warfare series of sniper rifles by Accuracy International.
  • The skin was a special gift for those who bought the PC Gamer US November 2011 Issue in September 2011. The skin was later made available for everyone to purchase on December 29, 2011.
  • More clearly, this skin is an homage to the legendary Finnish sniper Simo Häyhä, who killed 505 Russian soldiers and officers over a span of 100 days during the Russian invasion of Finland in the winter of 1939-1940. Simo has the highest number of confirmed kills of any sniper in any major war in history.

Officer Caitlyn

  • This skin is inspired by American police officer's uniform.
  • She also shares this theme with  Vi.

Headhunter Caitlyn


  • The Hermit of the Howling Abyss knew Caitlyn's mother.
  • Caitlyn is partners with  Vi in the Piltover Sheriff's Department.
    • The two have been chasing after  Jinx, a dangerous criminal who has been causing serious problems in Piltover for apparently no reason.
  • Caitlyn is also close friends with  Jayce and  Ezreal.

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