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General

  • Ezreal was the first to have a 'Champion Spotlight'.
    • He is one of few to feature multiple due to significant gameplay changes (the others being Lee SinSquare Lee Sin, KarmaSquare Karma, KatarinaSquare Katarina, and SivirSquare Sivir).
      • He was also the first IP icon 6300 champion released after the game's official launch on 27-Oct-2009.
  • His dance references 'Hare Hare Yukai' from Haruhi Suzumiya.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • He was named after Colt 'Ezreal' Hallam and presumed to be seventeen years old.
    • His name is based on Hebrew עזריאל ʕAzri'el "My Help [is] God", from Semitic root ʕ-ð-r "help",[1] & theonym ʔEl (shared with EliseSquare Elise)
  • Much like AkaliSquare Akali's Visual Gameplay Update, Ezreal's previous iteration is still considered canon.[2][3]
  • Ezreal is one of the first champions to have 12 skins.
    • He and Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune got their twelfth skin at the same time. The skins are in the Pajama Guardian skin set. They currently have the most skins of all champions.

Development

EzrealSquare old Original Ezreal
  • Initial concepts conceived both Ezreal and TaricSquare old2 Taric.
  • Initial names for his abilities were:
    • Vector Shot = Mystic Shot
    • Chains of Light = Essence Flux
    • Dimensional Pocket = Arcane Shift
    • Trueshot Blast = Trueshot Barrage

Quotes

Ezreal OriginalCircle old Original Ezreal
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    Ezreal.taunt
    "You belong in a museum!" and  
    Ezreal.joke
    "Noxians... I hate those guys... " reference Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ("This belongs in a museum. - So do you." ; "Nazis... I hate these guys... ").
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
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    Ezreal.attack1
    "It's all skill" might be referencing Mystic Shot Mystic Shot, Essence Flux old Essence Flux, and Trueshot Barrage Trueshot Barrage being skillshots.
  • His taunt (flipping a coin and shooting at it) references Western movies.
  • While on the PBE his joke was "My age exceeds your IQ... significantly" and his taunt "Just the thought of killing you is likely to cause it".

Ezreal OriginalCircle Original Ezreal

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    Ezreal 339
    "Yordles, why'd it have to be Yordles?" references Raiders of the Lost Ark ("Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?").
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    Ezreal 464
    "No luck, all skill." references his skillshot abilities.
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    Ezreal 433
    "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." quotes Mark Twain.
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    Ezreal 360
    "Gauntlet! You're embarrassing me in front of the bad guys!" references Avengers: Infinity War ("Dude, you're embarrassing me in front of the wizards.").
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    Ezreal 354
    "Wow. That escalated quickly!" quotes Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy ("That escalated quickly.")
Ezreal PulsefireCircle old2 Original Pulsefire Ezreal
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    EzrealPulsefire.taunt01
    "What's the scanner say about their power level?" references It's Over 9000! from Dragon Ball Z.
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    EzrealPulsefire.move07
    "Grim dark future huh? Too easy" references Warhammer 40K ("In the grim darkness of a far future, there is only war").
  •  
    EzrealPulsefire.recall01
    Recall PEARL: "Leaving the grid" references Tron.
  •  
    EzrealPulsefire.attack22
    "Now this is research!" plays on a quote from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace ("Now this is Podracing!").
  •  
    EzrealPulsefire.item06
    "Museum? This belongs in my pocket." references  
    Ezreal.taunt
    Ezreal OriginalCircle old "You belong in a museum!".
  •  
    EzrealPulsefire.killCaitlynPulsefire01
    "Back to the future with you.",  
    EzrealPulsefire.respawn07
    "Back to the future.", and  
    EzrealPulsefire.move25
    "Where the hoverboards?" reference Back to the Future.
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    EzrealPulsefire.killEzreal01
    "There can be only one." references The One.
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    EzrealPulsefire.killEzreal03
    "Paradoxes, I hate those guys." references 
    Ezreal.joke
    Ezreal OriginalCircle old "Noxians, I hate those guys.").
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    EzrealPulsefire.respawn01
    PEARL: "It seems the cake is in another timeline." references Portal.
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    EzrealPulsefire.recall11
    "If I'm not back in 30 seconds, wait longer." references Ace Ventura ("If I'm not back in five minutes… just wait longer.").
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    EzrealPulsefire.killEkko01
    "You lost today, kid!",  
    EzrealPulsefire.move35
    "EVERYBODY'S LOST BUT ME." and  
    EzrealPulsefire.item07
    "Time for a little fortune and glory" reference Indiana Jones ("You lost today, Kid, but that doesn't mean you have to like it" ; "Everybody's lost but me." ; "Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory.").
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    EzrealPulsefire.firstBloodEnemy01
    "Never tell me the odds!" quotes Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • In the Brazilian localization, "I have all the time I need." was translated as Ezreal singing "Tenho todo o tempo do mundo." ("I have all the time in the world") like the popular song Tempo Perdido.
Ezreal PulsefireCircle Pulsefire Ezreal
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    Ezreal 157
    "When you've got this much skill, every shot's a lucky one." references  
    Ezreal 367
    Ezreal OriginalCircle "When you've got talent, there's not such thing as a lucky shot."

Skins

Ezreal OriginalCircle Original Ezreal
Ezreal NottinghamCircle Nottingham Ezreal
Ezreal StrikerCircle Striker Ezreal
Ezreal FrostedCircle Frosted Ezreal
  • This is Ezreal’s canon disguise while exploring in the Freljord.[4]
  • He was based on Nightwalker Ezreal by Clockmort.
  • His splash was tweaked to remove some of the animals seen, at the same time a teaser for the upcoming Warwick rework was added as Warwick TundraHunterCircle Tundra Hunter Warwick can be seen in the background.
    • The Frostguard profileicon Frostguard Citadel can be seen in the background.
Ezreal ExplorerCircle Explorer Ezreal
Ezreal PulsefireCircle Pulsefire Ezreal
Ezreal TPACircle TPA Ezreal
Ezreal DebonairCircle Debonair Ezreal
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Meteorite, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sandstone, Striped
Ezreal AceofSpadesCircle Ace of Spades Ezreal
Ezreal ArcadeCircle Arcade Ezreal
Ezreal StarGuardianCircle Star Guardian Ezreal
Ezreal PajamaGuardianCircle Pajama Guardian Ezreal
Ezreal SSGCircle SSG Ezreal

Relations

EzrealSquare old Original Ezreal
  • Ezreal is Lyte's (the hermit professor stationed in the Howling Abyss) nephew.
  • Ezreal is friends with JayceSquare Jayce (he helped him get access to the Piltover Academy's Library's restricted areas when researching AatroxSquare old a figure from artifacts) ViSquare Vi and CaitlynSquare Caitlyn.
  • Ezreal and Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate play cards from time to time, to which Ezreal rarely wins.
EzrealSquare Ezreal, The Prodigal Explorer
  • Ezreal is seen as a poser by EkkoSquare Ekko.
  • Ezreal thinks of himself so attractive that LuxSquare Lux should have a crush on him, yet she barely knows who he is. ZoeSquare Zoe meanwhile has a huge crush on him, but he knows he's too young for her.
  • Ezreal hates Noxians for unspecified reasons.
  • Ezreal met ​NeekoSquare Neeko mimicing him during his search for The Elixir of Uloa, but he thought his flower water was inflicting hallucinations.

References

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