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General

  • Eveylnn comes from Norman French Aveline, diminutive of Germanic Ava, possibly from Proto-Germanic: afalan "strength", *agwjō "island", *ahwō "stream", or *awōn "grandmother".[1]
EvelynnSquare old3 Evelynn, the Widowmaker
  • Evelynn's voice actress is uncredited and anonymous.
    • SyndraSquare Syndra is also voiced by the same voice actress.
  • Evelynn's dance references Tina Tech's dance from the movie Flashdance.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • EvelynnSquare old3 Evelynn is one of five champions which had a difficulty rating of 10 on the old scale, the others being AniviaSquare Anivia, CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia, RumbleSquare Rumble, and YasuoSquare Yasuo.
    • She was not originally given this rating.
EvelynnSquare Evelynn, Agony's Embrace

Development

  • The exclamation mark that appears when Evelynn is spotted references the one from Metal Gear Solid.
    • The stealth rework itself was also inspired by it.
      • The same exclamation mark appeared when RengarSquare Rengar used Thrill of the Hunt Thrill of the Hunt to warn his enemies he is nearby, before it was replaced by a unique Icon resembling his eyes peeking through darkness during the Assassin update.
  • Her current title, "Agony's Embrace", was the name of her old Agony's Embrace ultimate.
    • Her Last Caress ultimate was also named "Widowmaker" during early reveals, which was her original title.
  • Allure Allure was formerly called "Lust Dust" in early reveals.
  • Evelynn is the second emotion eater, after Tahm KenchSquare Tahm Kench:
    • One Devour consumes his victim's possessions and loved ones while savoring their psychological anguish.
    • The other Whiplash physically Last Caress torments her victims and leeches off their affliction as they're dying agonizingly.

Lore

EvelynnSquare old3 Evelynn, the Widowmaker
EvelynnSquare Evelynn, Agony's Embrace
  • She is referred as a Demon Shade demon, probably inspired by Mesopotamian underworld goddess Ereshkigal & Semitic nocturnal figure Lilith, who in turn inspires the Succubus.
  • Evelynn had only manifested into her physical form a few centuries ago, as she has evolved from the the Rune Wars- which is fairly young for a demon.

Quotes

EvelynnSquare old3 Evelynn, the Widowmaker
EvelynnSquare Evelynn, Agony's Embrace
  •  
    Evelynn.enterDemonShade14
    e Demon Shade "The night is my veil." was written as her original selection quote;  
    Evelynn Select old
    e "The night is my veil."
  •  
    Evelynn.move19
    e "Misery loves whatever I tell it to." alludes to former quote  
    Evelynn.attack6 old
    e "Misery loves company." and popular refrain "Misery loves company".
  •  
    Evelynn.move27
    e "Girls just wanna tear your throat out with their teeth." references Cyndi Lauper's song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".

Skins

Evelynn OriginalCircle Classic Evelynn [S|L]
  • Her Evelynn OriginalCircle splash artwork [S|L] was made region specific for censorship reasons, mainly because she was almost completely naked.
  • The guards' lances seems to bear a blue flag, like Xin ZhaoSquare Xin Zhao's, so it may be Demacian guards.
  • A small heart can be seen on her right hip.
Evelynn ShadowCircle Shadow Evelynn [S|L]
Evelynn MasqueradeCircle Masquerade Evelynn [S|L]
  • Her mask is removed when entering the brush.
Evelynn TangoCircle Tango Evelynn [S|L]
Evelynn SafecrackerCircle Safecracker Evelynn [S|L]
Evelynn BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Evelynn [S|L]

Relations

  • EvelynnSquare Evelynn has killed the patron and matron of House Vayne of Demacia Crest icon Demacia. Their daughter, VayneSquare Shauna Vayne is searching for her to exact revenge.
  • Like Tahm KenchSquare Tahm Kench, she is classified as a demon, and as both are demons they seem to know each other based on their biography and EvelynnSquare Evelynn's quotes. 
    • Evelynn OriginalCircle
      Evelynn.tauntTahmKench1
       ​"So how are you, River King? I see you haven't missed a meal."
    • Evelynn OriginalCircle
      Evelynn.tauntTahmKench2
       ​"I like your style, Kench, but stay out of my territory."

References