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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


Skins

  • Classic skin
  • Classic skin (old)
  • Sanguine Garen
  • Desert Trooper Garen
  • Commando Garen
  • Dreadknight Garen
  • Rugged Garen

  • Steel Legion Garen[1]

Trivia

  • Garen was designed by Geeves.
  • Garen is voiced by Jamieson Price.
  • Garen is one of the three playable champions in the League of Legends Proving Grounds tutorial, alongside  Ashe and  Ryze.
  • Garen's old dance is a choreography by N'Sync in the music video for "Bye Bye Bye". A side by side comparison can be seen here.
  • Garen's new dance is a reference to Johnny Bravo's "Monkey Dance". A side by side comparison can be seen here.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Garen yells "Demacia!" when using  Courage and not during  Judgment or  Demacian Justice. This is due to many players using the two abilities together often in tandem.
  • The phrase "Spin To Win!" originated from how easily some kills were obtained with  Judgment. The most famous video about it is an animation of Garen spinning his sword to Ievan Polkka by Loituma.
  • Coincidentally, much of  Garen's kit is a possible basis for  Wukong, mainly due to both characters having:
    • A "Q" ability that scales over 100% in attack damage as an attack booster with an extra effect ( Decisive Strike silences with a movement speed boost while  Wukong's  Crushing Blow reduces armor by 30%).
    • A passive ability that increases their defensive stats (with Garen's being a normal ability with not only percentage defensive boosts, but also with a damage reduction active while Wukong's only being a standard passive with flat defense boosts.)
    • Point-and-click spells; Garen's can only target one champion with it and acts as his ult; Wukong's can hit two extra targets in range, moves him to said target(s) and acts as a normal ability instead.
    •  Wukong's  Cyclone and  Judgment involve a very similar spinning animation and the way their hits are racked up and how they can involve bonus movement speed during cast time and cancellation. A number of certain item actives and summoner spells can even be used during their cast times.
      • The only differences here are that Judgment is a normal ability with a chance to critically strike per hit and does lower damage to minions, while also being interruptible with  Demacian Justice. Cyclone is an ult itself that knocks up and can only be interrupted on command instead of with another ability.
  • His ultimate is mentioned in a famous Diablo II: Lord of Destruction mod, Median XL, in a form of a sacred unique long sword. The weapon is called Demacian Justice.
  • Garen is currently the only champion to have his IP price reduced twice.
  • Garen pre-visual update was one of the few champions to have three different auto attack animations.
  • After his Visual Update,  Garen has become the champion with the highest amount of jokes, with a total of six, surpassing Vi (who previously held the highest amount with five) and Swain and Lux (both of them having four).
  • Garen is one of the 8 champions who do not have a single skill that scales off ability power; along with  Darius,  Draven,  Olaf Riven,  Talon,  Vayne and  Zed.

Quotes

  • Garen's joke and his taunt were changed from the Test Realm to Release. The previous joke was "I know you're in that bush!"
  • Garen's old joke was a reference to the Men's Wearhouse commercials, which always end with the line, "You're gonna like the way you look. I Garen-tee it. Get it?"
  • Garen shares a quote with Irelia: "Forge Onward."
  • Garen shares a quote with  Hecarim"Break their ranks!"

Skins

  • In Garen's basic skin art he wears a full glove on his left hand and no glove on his right, while on his ingame model he wears fingerless gloves on both hands.
  • In his Dreadknight and Rugged skin arts he is holding his sword in his left hand, but in-game he holds it in his right hand.
  • Dreadknight Garen is most likely a reference to the class Death Knight from World of Warcraft. His gear closely resembles their gear and he has the typical Death Knight's glowing blue eyes.
  • Rugged Garen was originally called "Vagabond Garen", and may be based on Geralt from the book and game series, The Witcher.
  • Several of Garen's skins appear to be references to factions from the Warhammer 40,000 series
    • Sanguine Garen is possibly a homage to the Blood Angels of which their primarch (leader) is Sanguinius.
    • Commando Garen is a reference to the Imperial Guard.
    • Steel Legion Garen skin is a reference to the Grey Knights, and he shares this skin with  Lux.
      • The weight of the skin is enough to make him not able to somersault forward during his  Decisive Strike, instead making him leap straight up. After the visual upgrade, this is true for all the skins.

Relations

  • Garen and  Katarina first fought during a war between Demacia and Noxus. Garen has fought with her ever since, whenever the opportunity presents itself.
  • Garen and  Katarina were the ones who stopped the inter-city brawl in Kalamanda.
  • According to  Blitzcrank's "Fleshling Compatibility Service," a dating service made by Blitzcrank,  Katarina and Garen make a perfect couple, but are not officially together. Fans have since been joking about their relationship. When he jokes a nearby enemy Katarina, he's trying to impress her with how many push-ups he can do. In the other joke he has a flirty tone in his voice.
  • During a Creative Design AMA about  Katarina, when asked about the relationship between herself and Garen, RiotRaven stated that they aren't quite rivals, yet have "a romantic connection, from times gone by. " 
  • The sixth issue of the Journal of Justice states Garen's family name is Crownguard, and every member of his family has joined the Demacian armed forces. His father and mother, Marcus and Lilia, are officials of the legislative Demacian Council. His younger sister  Lux joined the military when she was thirteen.
  • Garen is a childhood companion of  Jarvan IV, the crown prince of Demacia.
    • When  Jarvan was captured by Noxian forces, Garen led his Dauntless Vanguard through enemy lines and rescued Jarvan before he could be executed. He bisected  Urgot, The Headman's Pride in the process.
  • Garen once protected  Katarina when she came to Demacia to protest about High Councilor Heywan Relivash's conspiracy in Kalamanda along with  Jarvan IV.

References

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