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General

  • Evelynn's dance references is from the movie, performed to the song the movie Flashdance.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • 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.

Development

  • Evelynn's voice actress is uncredited and anonymous.
    • This actress also voices SyndraSquare Syndra.
  • Her name comes from Norman French Aveline, diminutive of Germanic Ava, possibly from Proto-Germanic: afalan "strength", *agwjō "island", *ahwō "stream", or *awōn "grandmother".[1]
  • 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, "EvelynnSquare Agony's Embrace", was the name of her ultimate before her relaunch.
    • Her ultimate was also named "Widowmaker," which was her pre-relaunch title, during early reveals. However, the name was changed to Last Caress Last Caress later on.
  • After her lore ret-conning, Evelynn is the second emotion eater , after Tahm KenchSquare Tahm Kench, though:
    • 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

  • She used to be linked to the Shadow Isles before her update,[2] although the Twisted Treeline altars never had quotes dedicated to Evelynn out of a desire to not reveal much about her.
  • She is referred to as a Demon Shade demon, probably inspired by Mesopotamian underworld goddess Ereshkigal & Semitic nocturnal figure Lilith, who in turn inspires the Succubus.
  • She is the same Horned Woman that murdered VayneSquare Vayne's parents, before smiling menacingly at the young Vayne and disappearing. This event becomes what turns Vayne into the merciless monster hunter she is today.

Quotes

  • Her quote "The night is my veil" remained after her update.
  • "Misery loves whatever I tell it to" alludes former quote and popular refrain "Misery loves company".
  • "Girls just wanna tear your throat out with their teeth" references Cyndi Lauper's song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".

Skins

EvelynnSquare Classic Evelynn [S|L]
  • Her updated splash artwork 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.
EvelynnSquare Shadow Evelynn [S|L]
  • Her appearance resembles that of the Shadow AssassinSquare Shadow Assassin.
  • Despite being a RP icon 520 skin, it was the only skin with a unique recall animation and a complete new set of effects right after her relaunch.
  • She might be referencing Vampire: The Masquerade & the Carnival of Venice.
  • When she enters a bush, her mask is off.
EvelynnSquare Tango Evelynn [S|L]
  • Some of her abilities have rose petals effects.
  • She shares this theme with Twisted FateSquare Tango Twisted Fate [S|L].
EvelynnSquare Safecracker Evelynn [S|L]

Relations

  • EvelynnSquare Evelynn has killed the patron and matron of House Vayne of Demacia. Their daughter, VayneSquare Shauna Vayne is searching for her to exact revenge.
  • Due to being a demon, she has ties with Tahm KenchSquare Tahm Kench.


References

  1. V. Orel, A handbook of Germanic Etymology,
    pp. 2, 4-5, 31
    
  2. Evelynn confirmed from the Shadow Isles