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General

  • When Irelia dies her blades stab her (whether this references Seppuku or she loses control of them is uncertain)
  • Ryan 'Morello' Scott nerfing Irelia the day before her release for 'being too annoying to play against' and the subsequent ones he gave her whenever another champion was deemed overpowered led to the birth of the 'Better Nerf Irelia' meme.

Lore

  • Irelia and KarmaSquare Karma sport floating objects behind their backs.
    • These are called 'Mantles of Decorum' and are the highest decoration an Ionian can receive.
  • According to Kuo-Yen 'Xypherous' Lo Irelia is based on Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin.[1]
    • Her name is the feminine version of obscure name Irelius[2], possibly from ira "wrath".
    • Her brother's name comes from Greek Ζῆλος "zeal".
  • Rick 'ricklessabandon' Maher once described Irelia as a Lich and her blade as her Phylactery.
    • If this is the case, then SorakaSquare Soraka bound Irelia's soul to her blade and, as a resut, she would die for good if they were to be destroyed.

Quotes

Skins

IreliaSquare Aviator Irelia [S|L]
IreliaSquare Nightblade Irelia [S|L]
IreliaSquare Order of the Lotus Irelia [S|L]

Relations

  • When Noxus invaded Ionia it was SorakaSquare Soraka who saved Irelia from the brink of death.
    • As a result, Irelia awakened her ability to control her father Master Lito's blade.


References

  1. Xypherous, Irelia, and Kenshin
  2. H. Cotton, Fasti Ecclesiæ Hibernicæ, Vol. 3, p. 146