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General

  • Caitlyn was the first champion released in 2011.
  • Caitlyn's rifle can be seen in the trailer for the game's Mac version.
  • Caitlyn has the longest autoattack range in the game (650 units)
    • TristanaSquare Tristana can surpass her range at Level 13 thanks to Draw a Bead Draw a Bead.
      • At Level 18 TristanaSquare Tristana's range will be 19 units longer than Caitlyn's.
        • JinxSquare Jinx using a fully-ranked Switcheroo! Fishbones will surpass her even further (by 50 units) and even earlier (with Level 9 as the earliest)
  • Caitlyn's accent is Received Pronunciation, as spoken in south of England.
    • Her dance and taunts resemble several rifle moves in modern Color guard corps.
      • She is probably ambidextrous: in her Classic and Headhunter artwork she pulls the trigger with her left hand, while in Resistance, Arctic Warfare, and Officer, she pulls it with her right one.
  • Caitlyn's name comes ultimately from Greek Αἰκατερίνα/η.
    • Caitlyn and KatarinaSquare Katarina shared the same namesake, possibly Greek goddess Hecate.

Lore

  • Caitlyn's Yordle Snap Trap Yordle Snap Traps appear to be regular bear traps with a Cupcake for bait.
    • ViSquare Vi calling her 'Cupcake' might allude to Caitlyn's choice for Yordle bait, though Vi/Caitlyn as a couple is a common theory among fans.
      • When both ladies are in a game together they are granted the cosmetic buff On the Case: Piltover's Finest. This buff gives them extra gold when they score a kill/assist together.
        • If there is a JinxSquare Jinx on the enemy team they are against, they get the cosmetic debuff Catch me if you can! This debuff displays a counter of 'criminals apprehended' (kills/assists scored against the Loose Cannon)

Quotes

CaitlynSquare Classic Caitlyn [S|L]
CaitlynSquare Pulsefire Caitlyn [S|L]
  • Caitlyn constantly references The Rememberences, a possible hint to Minority Report.
  • "Alright you primitives, listen up. This is my Boomstick." references Army of Darkness ("Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my Boomstick!").
  • "If faulty, please return to the Ministry of Love." references Nineteen Eighty-Four, also known as 1984 by George Orwell.
  • "I'm the pun police, and you're under arrest." references Sonic SatAM.
  • "Do you feel lucky, punk?" references Dirty Harry.
  • "Where I'm going, I don't need roads.", "Where I'm going, I don't need hats.", and "I dont want to talk about time travel. It always ends in diagrams." reference Back to the Future.
  • "This truly is their darkest timeline." references the episode "Remedial Chaos Theory" from the sitcom Community.
  • "It's just a jump to the left." references the song "The Time Warp" from the rock musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • "Happiness is a thermally active temporal blaster." is a play on the quote "Happiness is a warm gun." which in itself is a reference to a Beatles song.
  • "Set weapon power to 360. Disable scope." references first person shooter trickshots, namely a 360 degree no-scope.
  • Her taunt towards RyzeSquare Ryze "Are you version 6 or 7? I've lost count." references Ryze's several reworks.
  • Her quote towards EzrealSquare Ezreal "Now who belongs in a museum." references his own quote ("You belong in a museum!").

Skins

CaitlynSquare Safari Caitlyn [S|L]
CaitlynSquare Arctic Warfare Caitlyn [S|L]
  • This skin was a special gift for those who pre-purchased the November 2011 US issue of the PC Gamer magazine in September 2011.
    • It was available to the general public in 29-Dec-2011.
  • This skin might be inspired by a series of sniper rifles known as 'Arctic Warfare' developed and manufactured by Accuracy International in the 1980s.
CaitlynSquare Officer Caitlyn [S|L]
CaitlynSquare Headhunter Caitlyn [S|L]
CaitlynSquare Lunar Wraith Caitlyn [S|L]
CaitlynSquare Pulsefire Caitlyn [S|L]
  • She references Chell from the Portal series, based on the white theme of her outfit, the design of the rifle and the recall animation.
  • Her splash art may reference Oblivia from Xenoblade Chronicles X.
    • Elements of her outfit and weaponry may also have been inspired by items from the same game.
  • This is Caitlyn's first skin where she isn't wearing any kind of headwear but in her recall animation she will wear one of these: TeemoSquare Teemo' hat, Miss FortuneSquare Captain Fortune [S|L]'s tricorne, a medieval helm, a cowboy hat and her own classic top hat.
  • She shares this theme with EzrealSquare Pulsefire Ezreal [S|L], who is a chrono fugitive chased by Pulsefire Caitlyn.

Relations

  • EzrealSquare Ezreal's uncle Lyte knew Caitlyn's mother.
  • Caitlyn and ViSquare Vi are partners-in-law-enforcement and are known as 'Piltover's Finest'.
    • They've been chasing after JinxSquare Jinx, a dangerous criminal who's been wreaking havoc for apparently no reason.

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