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  • Classic Jayce Skingallerybutton
  • Full Metal Jayce Skingallerybutton
    1350 RP / 07-Jul-2012
  • Debonair Jayce Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 14-Feb-2013
  • Forsaken Jayce Skingallerybutton
    1350 RP / 04-May-2015


  • Jayce was designed by FeralPony and Hephastopheles.
  • When Jayce was under production, his name was "Apollo."
    • His production name is likely due to his reveal art, where Jayce is shown looking at the sunrise.
    • The name Apollo and Jayce's character traits match the Apollonian philosophical characteristics that are based on certain features of ancient Greek mythology. The Apollonian is based on individuality, and the human form which is used to represent the individual and make one being distinct from all the others. It celebrates human creativity through reason and logical thinking. 
  • Jayce is voiced by Trevor Devall.
  • The visual effects designer for Jayce's log-in screen was Anthony Possobon.
  • After the community indicated that Jayce's lore made Viktor Viktor seem "like a Saturday morning cartoon villain", his lore was rewritten to better reflect how Riot viewed their rivalry.[1]
    • This makes Jayce the second champion, after Shyvana Shyvana, to have their lore changed due to community feedback.
  • Jayce appears to have a dominant left eye and a dominant right hand, as he holds his cannon at the base with his left hand, as a left eyed person would with a rifle regardless of left or right hand dominance, while he holds his hammer with his right hand near the top of the hammer as a right hander would.
  • Jayce isn't an official member of Piltover law enforcement, though they frequently cross paths.
  • The Acceleration Gate Acceleration Gates are a fairly recent invention and while Jayce wished to put them all over Piltover, he'd have to get a proposal past Piltovian bureaucracy first. Piltover loves beneficial, sustainable, safe technology, and it's debatable whether it's in their best interest to have people running around the streets at accelerated speeds.
  • Since Jayce was commissioned to study the arcane crystal, he was already recognized as an expert on techmaturgical power sources, so his hammer is powered by a far less powerful version of the same energy.[2]
  • Jayce Jayce is the 100th champion released in League of Legends.
  • He is the third champion to be initial released with an recall animation after Darius Darius and Draven Draven.
  • Jayce is the second champion to have his ultimate available at level 1, the first being Karma Karma, the third being Elise Elise, and the fourth being Nidalee Nidalee.
    • Jayce is the fourth champion to have access to all his abilities at level 1, the others being Udyr Udyr, Elise Elise, Karma Karma, and Nidalee Nidalee.
  • Jayce is one of six champions to have more than 4 skills, the others being Nidalee Nidalee, Lee Sin Lee Sin,Elise Elise, Gnar Gnar and Rek&#039;Sai Rek'Sai.
    • Jayce was the third champion to have more than 4 skills.
    • Jayce Jayce is the first champion to have access to 8 abilities (ultimate in each stance should be counted separately).
  • Jayce is one of the five champions who is labelled as both melee and ranged, the others being Kayle Kayle, Elise EliseNidalee Nidalee and Gnar Gnar.
  • Jayce's dance is a reference to U Can't Touch This, which is a song by M.C. Hammer. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
    • Jayce's shares his dance reference with Malzahar Malzahar's.
    • Also, Mercury Cannon Hammer can be simplified to M.C. Hammer.
  • Jayce may also be linked to 'the Apprentice' from the game Orcs Must Die!.
    • He has melee and ranged attacks, and look similar, as well both can fire of a blue ball of power.
    • In addition, both have the title of defender.
  • Jayce bears close resemblance to "Captain Hammer" from the web mini-series Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. They look visually alike, they talk with similarity in voice and attitude and they are both "heroes" of their respective cities. Both also have an evil scientist nemesis as well as being associated with hammers; Captain Hammer through name and Jayce through his use of the Mercury Hammer.
  • Jayce's moniker the "Defender of Tomorrow" is a reference to Superman: The Man of Tomorrow, and bears a slight resemblance to Superman.
  • Jayce Jayce is the 6th lightning themed Champion, the first being Ryze Ryze (Before his rework), the second being Blitzcrank Blitzcrank, the third being KennenSquare.png Kennen, the fourth being Xerath Xerath and the 5th being Viktor Viktor.

  • Jayce's joke may in fact be a reference to the character Gogeta, from Dragon Ball GT, in which Gogeta acts like he will finish Omega Shenron but merely shoots confetti out of his hands, taunting him and saying "Gotcha!".
  • Jayce's "Shocking" is likely a reference to Goldfinger.
  • Jayce shares a quote with ViktorSquare.png Viktor: "Pave the way."
  • His quote "Hammer time" is a reference to the MC Hammer song U Can't Touch This.
  • His quote "Energize" might be a reference to Star Trek's order to teletransport.
  • Jayce shares a quote with EkkoSquare.png Ekko: "Never look back."
JayceSquare.png Classic Jayce [S|L]
  • Classic skin is a possible reference to hammerites or mechanists, both from the Thief series.
JayceSquare.png Full Metal Jayce [S|L]
  • This skin bears resemblance to Viktor Full Machine Viktor.
  • His voice has an added voice effect similar to what Viktor Viktor has. This possibly to reflects the important role that Viktor plays in Jayce's lore.
  • The helmet of his suit is similar to Samus Aran's from the Metroid franchise.
  • It may also be a reference to Iron Man, as the voice filter is similar to that used by the Iron Man suit in the movies. Jayce also shares a similar backstory as an inventor who turns to being a hero.
  • The lights on his hammer resemble Iron Man's Chest Arc Reactor.
  • He also shares this theme with ViktorSquare.png Viktor, PantheonSquare.png Pantheon and RammusSquare.png Rammus.
JayceSquare.png Debonair Jayce [S|L]
  • This skin is a tribute to Valentine's Day of 2013.
  • This skin has major Art Deco influences in its design.
  • His suit with the white coat and red rose also may be a possible reference to Sean Connery's James Bond
  • He bears striking resemblance of a French actor, director, producer and comedian, Jean Dujardin.
  • He bears resemblance of the character Roger Smith from the anime The Big O.
  • He may also be inspired by the character of Jay Gatsby from the novel The Great Gatsby.
  • His recall animation is inspired by Tango dance moves.
  • Both JayceSquare.png Full Metal and JayceSquare.png Debonair skins can be considered references to Iron Man - Tony Stark. Full Metal Jayce resembles Iron Man while Debonair Jayce resembles Tony Stark.
  • He shares this theme with ViSquare.png Vi and EzrealSquare.png Ezreal and GalioSquare.png Galio.
JayceSquare.png Forsaken Jayce [S|L]
  • In his splash art, Jayce's gauntlet is on his right arm, even though his in-game model has it on his left arm.
  • This skin bears resemblance to Ronan the Accuser from the Marvel Comics.
    • His Hammer is infused with a red energy stone that gives him great strength, stamina and power, similar to the powers and appearances the Aether and the Orb. Ronan himself used the Orb's powers in an attempt to destroy Xandar in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • This skin contains numerous references to the Star Wars franchise.
    • In his splash art, Jayce can be seen fighting MasterYiSquare.png Chosen Master Yi.
    • When recalling, he lifts his hammer without touching it, similar to how Jedi and Sith use the Force to lift things with their minds.
    • Jayce's appearance and voice manipulation has similarities to how Dark Jedi and Sith are corrupted by and use the Dark side of the Force.
    • This skin was released, alongside a discounted price of MasterYiSquare.png Chosen Master Yi, on May 4, 2015. This day is celebrated by fans of the series as Star Wars Day, also known as "May the fourth be with you".
    • The quote listed on his skin release page ("The hammer is the source of the power. The power is the hammer of the Forsaken. The Forsaken are the power of the Order. And the Chosen will crumble.") resembles both the Sith and Jedi Codes.
    • He share this theme with MasterYiSquare.png Master Yi (since both are "Force user" themed skins) and OlafSquare.png Olaf.


  • ViktorSquare.png Viktor defeated Jayce and stole a powerful arcane crystal to power his creations. Jayce later created the Mercury Hammer and counter assaulted Viktor's laboratory, destroying the arcane crystal.
    • Jayce has possibly heard of Viktor's successes and betrayal, which may have been part of why he was receptive to talking to the Machine Herald in the first place. Now, though, he obviously sees Viktor as a threat.
    • Jayce likely didn't have any reason to interact with any of the other Zaunite scientists, until recently he was mostly confined to his work in Piltover. He had likely heard of Corin Reveck, since he'd been aware of OriannaSquare.png Orianna, but Reveck led such a reclusive existence after his daughter's death that the two wouldn't be likely to have worked together.
    • Jayce created The Resistance, which battles Viktor's Glorious Evolution.
  • He is a close friend of ViSquare.png Vi, CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn and EzrealSquare.png Ezreal.
    • CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn strongly disapproved of Jayce's assault on a foreign national after government officials had chosen not to. Caitlyn is calm, collected and dedicated to upholding Piltover law, while Jayce is more rash and likely to act without a comprehensive plan. This clash of personality has likely caused tension between the two.
    • Jayce helped EzrealSquare.png Ezreal get into the restricted library section of The Piltover Academy to research about a AatroxSquare.png Mysterious figure.
  • HeimerdingerSquare.png Heimerdinger has been a huge academic influence, allowing Jayce to benefit from his work.
  • He's aware of ZiggsSquare.png Ziggs and RumbleSquare.png Rumble, but neither of them are based in Piltover. He views both with... amused respect.
  • Jayce is fascinated by the robotic technology of BlitzcrankSquare.png Blitzcrank and OriannaSquare.png Orianna, but their existence is slightly unnerving to him. He's an emotion-driven person and believes in humanity - he'd find them distasteful for the same reasons he'd refused Viktor's Evolution.
  • As for UrgotSquare.png Urgot, he sees him as a terrible misuse of technology.
    • He has no liking for SionSquare.png Sion, ether.


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