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  • Graves' jokes reference gallows humor, as per his surname Graves.
    • His given name Malcolm comes from Scottish Gaelic Maol Choluim, literally "baldy [devotee] of [Saint] Columba", from Proto-Celtic *mailos "bald"[1] & Pre-Greek κόλυμβος "diver, dove" [2].
  • Graves' dance references one from a country show.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Graves was the second-to-last champion to have a 'League Judgement' (they were discontinued after his release but VarusSquare Varus got the last one)
  • Graves' concept is heavily inspired by the American Old West and the Western genre.
  • His Q End of the Line End of the Line might be referencing a 1988s Country/Rock song End of the Line by the Traveling Wilburys.
  • Graves' shotgun can be seen in the game's Mac version trailer.
  • Graves was the product of playerbase requests for a 'manly' ranged carry.


  • Graves' mother had been dead for five years before the events of Burning Tides.
    • Graves and Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate used to have a crew when hustling all over the world, but they all died trying to get the Outlaw out of the Locker.
      • Members include Kolt, Wallach, and The Brick.


  • "I ain't got time to bleed" and Smoke Screen "Knock, knock" reference Predator.
  • "Dead man walkin'" references death row.
  • "Feelin' lucky?" might be referencing the eponymous character from Dirty Harry played by actor Clint Eastwood. ("You've gotta ask yourself one question; do I feel lucky? Well do ya, punk?") Eastwood also played the aforementioned Man With No Name from the Dollars Trilogy, another possible source of inspiration for Graves.
  • In Polish localization he says:
    • Smoke Screen "Ciemność widzę" ("I see darkness") referencing Sexmission.
    • "Zawsze sikasz przez zapięty rozporek?" ("You always pee with the slit closed?") referencing Kiler.
    • "W imię zasad" ("In the name of the rules") and "Co Ty wiesz o zabijaniu?" ("What do you know about killing people?") referencing Pigs.
    • "Wyrwałem chwasta" ("I pulled out the weed" meaning he killed someone for being bad) referencing Pigs 2: The Last Blood.


GravesSquare Classic Graves [S|L]
  • Bilgewater can be seen in the background.
  • His new splash artwork was made region specific for censorship reasons due to having a cigar.
GravesSquare Hired Gun Graves [S|L]
GravesSquare Riot Graves [S|L]
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GravesSquare Victorious Graves [S|L]



  1. http://www.wales.ac.uk, English Proto-Celtic Word List, p. 8
  2. Beekes, Etymological Dictionary of Greek, p. 741