- "Darkin" redirects here. For the champion, see Aatrox, the Darkin Blade
The Darkin are an ancient race of whom only five remain. Only three are known to history, including the enigmatic Aatrox.
The origins of the Darkin, and any history pertaining to them as a species is unknown. The only real information known about them is that they are a winged race. Five Darkin exist in the world, however only three are known to history in any way, and the only one known by name is Aatrox, the Darkin Blade. He is known for appearing in wars waged by humans, coming forth when victory seemed assured for one side, only to turn the tables with a few words and an unknown power which inspires a monstrous bloodlust in people. His influence in historical conflicts spans thousands of years, with his oldest known appearance being in a battle between the Protectorate & Magelords. He has also appeared in Ancient Shurima, Ionia, Noxus, Demacia and more recently Freljord. His work earned him dedicated devotees from various factions across history, being heralded as a hero to many of them, but he disappears as quickly as he comes, giving no indication to his true purpose.
Humanoid in appearance, one of the features of a Darkin is their ability to fly. Additional appendages at the back of their body create wings similar to that of bats. They do not die of old age nor do they physically age. As demonstrated with Aatrox, some Darkin have self-healing abilities and can even recuperate from fatal injuries, but this ability has its limitations of how quickly it can be used again.
- The only known Darkin carries a bizarre living weapon, curiously mirroring his title. It is unknown if this feature is shared with other Darkin.
- The Protectorate and Magelords share similarities with the blue and red sides respectively of the updated Summoner's Rift.
- Kayle, the Judicator and Morgana, Fallen Angel share features with the Darkin. A possible relation is yet unconfirmed.
|Aatrox, the Darkin Blade||Currently the only revealed Darkin|
|Tryndamere, the Barbarian King||Sole survivor of Aatrox's massacre in Freljord|
|Outside of Runeterra|