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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Jarvan IV Skingallerybutton
  • Commando Jarvan IV Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 01-Mar-2011
  • Dragonslayer Jarvan IV Skingallerybutton
    750 RP / 01-Mar-2011
  • Darkforge Jarvan IV Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 26-July-2011
  • Victorious Jarvan IV Skingallerybutton
    Season 1 Reward / 23-Aug-2011
  • Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV Skingallerybutton
    1350 RP / 08-Feb-2013
  • Fnatic Jarvan IV Skingallerybutton
    750 RP / 25-Sep-2014

  • Commando Jarvan
  • Dragonslayer Jarvan
  • Victorious Jarvan


  • Jarvan IV was designed by Ezreal
  • Jarvan IV is voiced by Kyle Hebert, who also voices Ezreal Ezreal and Graves Graves.
  • His full name and title is Prince Jarvan Lightshield the Fourth. The Exemplar of Demacia is his title.
  • During MaokaiSquare.png Maokai's Art Spotlight, a tab for Jarvan IV can be faintly seen at the top.
  • He was first mentioned in UrgotSquare.png Urgot's background story.
  • Jarvan IV's two-year expedition to the south of the Great Barrier is still a mystery.
  • Jarvan IV did not have a Judgment before entering the League due to an interruption from Swain Swain. Thus, no one has truly "explored" his mind.
  • It has been speculated that LeBlancSquare.png LeBlanc disguised herself as Jarvan IV, or had mentally manipulated him, in order to start the Kalamandan war between Demacia and Noxus.
    • After Jarvan IV was defeated and nearly executed by SwainSquare.png Swain and UrgotSquare.png Urgot, people described him as "different".  This lead to the speculation that for a period of time, LeBlanc replaced Jarvan IV.
    • However, according to sources based on a note, Jarvan IV was kidnapped and replaced by LeBlanc months after his Judgement was held.
    • By looking at later issues of Journal of Justice, it is also possible to say that Jarvan IV was likely rescued by Katarina Katarina, thus he is no longer impersonated by LeBlanc.
    • Similarly, the fact that people described Jarvan as being "different" after his failure, and that his two year long journey is quite mysterious, are probably unrelated to this issue since both events occurred long before Jarvan IV even became a champion.
      • RiotRunaan stated that what was going on with Jarvan IV is very different from what the community thinks.
  • JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV's quote "Today is a good day to die" is ultimately believed to come from the one of the Lakotan war chiefs, either Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull.
  • JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV's quote "Ours is but to do and die" is a reference to a line in The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
  • JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV's quote "For my father, the king" is also spoken by Arthas from the Warcraft series.
  • In the Polish client, one of JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV's quotes is "We won't forsake the land we came from" (org. Nie rzucim ziemi, skąd nasz ród). This phrase comes form Polish poem Rota(The Oath), which was proposed to be Poland's national anthem after World War I.
JarvanIVSquare.png Classic Jarvan IV [S|L]
  • Garen Garen can be seen in the background of his splash art.
JarvanIVSquare.png Victorious Jarvan IV [S|L]
  • This skin was rewarded to players who achieved Gold+ in Season 1 (Season 2011).
  • He shares this theme with JannaSquare.png Janna, MorganaSquare.png Morgana, SivirSquare.png Sivir, and EliseSquare.png Elise.
JarvanIVSquare.png Commando Jarvan IV [S|L]
  • It could be a reference to Team Thunder Crash from the Unreal Tournament series of games, due to their similar armor structure, its dark green coloration, and the use of gold accents and icons.
  • The Chinese art has a very striking resemblance to the cover of Battlefield series games, namely Battlefield Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3.
  • As well, the skin bears a striking resemblance to updated design of the character Brocken Jr. from the Kinnikuman manga series.
  • He shares this theme with Lux Lux, Xin Zhao Xin Zhao, Galio Galio and Garen Garen.
JarvanIVSquare.png Dragonslayer Jarvan IV [S|L]
  • It might have inspired the connection between him and Shyvana Shyvana, as they both slew the dragon that murdered her father.
  • He shares this theme with Braum Braum, Pantheon Pantheon and Vayne Vayne.
JarvanIVSquare.png Darkforge Jarvan IV [S|L]
  • It may be an allusion to Warcraft III hero Arthas, specifically the scene where the aforementioned character (in new armor) returns home to a shower of rose petals.
  • He resembles the design of the Guild Wars classic warrior symbolic armor stance.
  • He bears striking resemblance to the Dragoons of various Final Fantasy games.
JarvanIVSquare.png Warring Kingdoms Jarvan IV [S|L]
  • It is a reference to Lu Bu from Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
    • He also has a special running animation labeled "jarvaniv_lubu_run", a nod to the inspiration. it appears visually Identical to the default running animation, but is listed separately.
  • Coincidentally, Lu Bu in English as of Dynasty Warriors 5 is voiced by Jamieson Price, who also voices fellow Demacian Garen Garen.
  • He shares this theme with Katarina Katarina, Nidalee Nidalee, Tryndamere Tryndamere and Xin Zhao Xin Zhao.
JarvanIVSquare.png Fnatic Jarvan IV [S|L]
  • This skin is related to "Fnatic", who have won the League of Legends Season One Championship finals.
  • This skin represents Cyanide of Fnatic.
  • He shares this theme with Corki Corki, Gragas Gragas, Janna Janna and Karthus Karthus.


  • Jarvan IV is the son of Jarvan III, the current King of Demacia.
  • Jarvan IV's grandfather, Jarvan II, rescued Xin Zhao Xin Zhao from the Fleshing, a gladiator event in Noxus.
  • His blood was used by Swain Swain and Vladimir Vladimir to resurrect Sion Sion, the killer of Jarvan I.
  • Garen Garen is Jarvan's childhood companion.
  • Jarvan IV is the arch-enemy of SwainSquare.png Jericho Swain.
  • Moved by ShyvanaSquare.png Shyvana's plight, Jarvan IV assisted her in slaying the mighty dragon that killed her father. After the battle, Jarvan IV offered Shyvana a place as a noble warrior in the ranks of the Demacian Elite Guard. Out of gratitude and necessity, Shyvana accepted.
  • In PoppySquare.png Poppy's backstory, she delivers a helm that she and her father had made. This was said to have been very important, and also was described as having a jewel in the front, similar to Jarvan IV's helm in his classic skin.
  • Jarvan IV once protested with Katarina Katarina about Heywan Relivash's involvement in the upbringing of Kalamandan War with SwainSquare.png Swain.


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