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  • Jayce was designed by FeralPony and Hephastopheles.
  • When Jayce was under production, his name was "Apollo."
    • 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.
  •  Jayce is the 100th champion for League of Legends.
  • He is the third champion to be initial released with an recall animation after  Darius and  Draven.
  • After the community indicated that Jayce's lore made  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, to have their lore changed due to community feedback.
  • Jayce is the second champion to have his ultimate available at level 1, the first being  Karma, the third being  Elise, and the fourth being  Nidalee.
    • Jayce is the fourth champion to have access to all his abilities at level 1, the others being  Udyr,  Elise,  Karma, and  Nidalee.
  •  Jayce is the first champion having access to 8 abilities (ultimate in each stance should be counted separately).
    • Jayce is one of five champions to have more than 4 skills, the other being  Nidalee,  Karma Elise and  Lee Sin.
      • Jayce was the third champion to have more than 4 skills.
  • Jayce is one of the four champions who is labelled as both melee and ranged, the others being  Kayle,  Elise and  Nidalee.
  • 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'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's moniker the "Defender of Tomorrow" is a reference to Superman: The Man of Tomorrow, and bears a slight resemblance to Superman.
  • 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's "Shocking" is likely a reference to Goldfinger.
  • Jayce shares a quote with 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.


Classic Jayce

  • Classic skin is a possible reference to hammerites or mechanists, both from the Thief series.

Full Metal Jayce

  • This skin bears resemblance to  Full Machine Viktor.
  • His voice has an added voice effect similar to what  Viktor has. This possibly to reflects the important role that Viktor plays in Jayce's lore.
  • His suit is similar to the suit of Samus Aran 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 resembles Iron Man's Chest Arc Reactor.
  • It may also be a reference to the game trilogy Mass Effect.
  • It may also be a reference to the Atomic Knights from the DC comics.
  • It may also be a reference to the movie Full Metal Jacket (but only by name).
  • It may also be a reference to the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise (but only by name).
  • He also shares this theme with  Viktor,  Pantheon and  Rammus.

Debonair Jayce

  • This skin is a tribute to Valentine's Day of 2013.
  • 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 Full Metal and 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  Vi and  Ezreal.


  •  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 Viktor's prototype weapons.
  • Jayce has created The Resistance which battles Viktor's plan of the Glorious Evolution.
  • He is a close friend of  Vi,  Caitlyn and  Ezreal.



Jayce's Theme

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Jayce League Of Legends Login Screen With Music

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Jayce Champion Spotlight

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