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General

  • Janna's title used to be 'The Avatar of Air'.
    • Some localizations retain it (French: L'avatar De L'air)
  • Her given name originates from Arabic جنّة‎‎, meaning "enclosure, garden, & paradise" from proto-Semitic noun *Gann-at[1][2] (> Hebrew גִּנָּה‏ ginnâh), from Semitic root g-n-n "protect" [3];
    • Coincidentally, Janna means "Guardian" in Ancient Shuriman.
      • However, "Guardian ~ Guarding" would've been **Jānina < *Gānin-at (> Hebrew גּוֹנֶנֶת gônénet)
    • Her epithet is Windforce,[4]
  • Janna's story might have been inspired by Storm from X-Men.
  • Janna is the only champion able to shield turrets (Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm)
    • Turrets can help her score kills indirectly by doing this.
  • Janna's dance references DanceStudio's Jazz-Funk choreography.
  • Janna appears to be left-handed even though some of her artwork has her holding her staff in her right hand.
  • Janna has the second lowest base movement speed of all champions at 320, with KledSquare Kled having the lowest at 285 while Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard 2 dismounted.

Quotes

  • As of patch V1.0.0.102 Janna has a new voiceover.
    • Her old one was made to sound like the wind was blowing while she spoke.
      • It can be found here.
        • She is one of a few champions to have a new voice actor when updated, the others being AniviaSquare Anivia, KarmaSquare Karma, and KatarinaSquare Katarina.
  • One of Janna's jokes references her old voiceover.
    • The other references many television commercials for adult phone hotlines.
  • JannaSquare Forecast Janna [S|L] is the first to have dedicated quotes upon both starting a game on any map as well as when attacking Baron NashorSquare Baron Nashor.
    • AzirSquare Azir follows behind her on declaring war on Nashor.

Skins

JannaSquare Classic Janna [S|L]
  • She was one of the first visually updated champions.
    • She has shoulder marks (whether scars or tattoos is uncertain) that are not present in-game.
JannaSquare Tempest Janna [S|L]
JannaSquare Hextech Janna [S|L]
JannaSquare Frost Queen Janna [S|L]
JannaSquare Victorious Janna [S|L]
JannaSquare Forecast Janna [S|L]
  • AlistarSquare old2 Alistar, TeemoSquare Teemo, and what appears to be a turret can be seen in the background.
    • The Minotaur's presence likely references Twister.
    • In her promo picture, TeemoSquare Teemo is seen filming her whilst SingedSquare Surfer Singed is surfing on the background waves with NamiSquare Nami riding on top and a figure on the right, possibly being ZiggsSquare Pool Party Ziggs.
  • This is her first skin where she doesn't have a staff.
    • Instead she has an umbrella.
  • Her Romanian localization references a known newscaster from that nation.
  • She wears a necklace reading 'RGN' (Riot Games News)
  • UrfSquare Urf can be seen rotating within Howling Gale Howling Gale.
  • Zephyr Zephyr depicts a smiling cloud with a sun referencing weather iconography.
  • When casting Eye of the Storm Eye of the Storm the 'breaking news' tune plays.
  • The teleprompter from her taunt displays her abilities and Crowstorm Crowstorm.
  • She references Mary Poppins in one of her animations.
JannaSquare Fnatic Janna [S|L]
JannaSquare Star Guardian Janna [S|L]
JannaSquare Sacred Sword Janna [S|L]

Relations

  • EkkoSquare Ekko has a crush on her.
  • Janna might see in Piltover what Zaun could be without the likes of Dr. MundoSquare Dr. Mundo, SingedSquare Singed, ViktorSquare Viktor, and many others running rampant.
    • It is somewhat clear EkkoSquare Ekko doesn't resent her for abandoning her erstwhile patronage over Zaun & defecting to Pilties.


References

  1. Kogan, L. Genealogical Classification of Semitic, Ch. 3.5.3, entry 7
  2. The Semitic languages. Ed. Weninger, p. 155
  3. http://www.semiticroots.net/index.php?r=root/view&id=275
  4. Ezreal confirms Janna's last name