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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


Skins

  • Classic Skin
  • Spooky Gangplank
  • Minuteman Gangplank

Trivia

  • Gangplank was designed by Fantasyworld, who has since left Riot.
  • Gangplank is voiced by Dennis Collins Johnson, Who also voices  Heimerdinger and  Taric.
  • When Gangplank triggers a critical hit, he will use his pistol for the autoattack instead of his sword.
  • The final boss of Donkey Kong Country King.K.Rool is fought on his ship, the "Gangplank Galleon". During the battle he causes cannonballs to fall from the sky.
  • Gangplank's skill  Parrrley is spelled with 3 r's (Parrrley), a reference to popular conception of pirates speech.
    • Somewhat ironically, the term parley is used to describe a diplomatic discussion between enemies in regards to forming an agreement or truce. "Parley" is also a running gag in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
  • Gangplank's "Yarr! I'm a mighty pirate!" buff may be a reference to Guybrush Threepwood's catch phrase from the Monkey Island series.
  • The Pirate and Ninja buffs are corresponding references to the Pirates vs. Ninjas meme.
  • Gangplank was the only champion in League of Legend capable of denying, an act of killing a friendly minion to rob enemies of last-hit gold bonuses. The ability to deny allied minions was removed in v1.0.0.116.
  • His lore might be referred to the Dragon Highlord Duulket Ariakas from the Dragonlance Chronicles.
    • Both had fathers that are unforgiving towards their son, both stabbed their fathers in the back then claimed their prized possession and both their fathers were "never prouder than the day he was stabbed in the back."
  • NA user SantiagoBR gave birth to the "But I ate some oranges and it was k" meme.
  • His appearance is similar to Redden Alt Mer, an airship captain/mercenary from the books "The voyage of the Jerle Shannara" By Terry Brooks. Miss Fortune may also be based off his sister Rue Meridian who is visually the same and "is capable of charming any man".
  • Gangplank got a new German voice in 2013.

Quotes

  • Gangplank's quote "Yohoho, and a bottle of rum!" comes directly from the book The Treasure Island.

Skins

Classic Gangplank

  • Like  Janna, Gangplank is another champion to have his in-game model redone based off the Chinese Splash Art.

Spooky Gangplank

Sailor Gangplank

  • Although Sailor Gangplank appeared in the store on October 5, 2010, the skin was not officially released until January 10, 2011.
  • It is possibly a reference to Popeye.

Minuteman Gangplank

Special Forces Gangplank

  • It may be a possible reference to the movies Expendables 1 & 2.
  • It is a possible reference to Che Guevara.
  • It is a commemorative skin created to celebrate the launch of League of Legend's Brazilian servers.
  • Before its release, he used to eat pineapples and bananas instead of oranges.
  • Special Forces Gangplank seems to be heavily inspired by the Brazilian film Elite Squad.
  • In the background of the Special Forces Gangplank Skin, one can see  Miss Fortune and possibly  Caitlyn and  Talon.

Sultan Gangplank

  • It is more than likely that the Sultan Gangplank skin is a reference to Heyreddin Barbarossa "Redbeard", a famous Ottoman Sultan and Pirate. This is strongly held by the fact that in this skin Gangplank has an extremely red beard.
  • He shares this theme with Tryndamere.

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