Edit Tab


  • Jhin was partially inspired by Simo Häyhä.
  • His dance references the Lezginka dance.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Jhin is the first champion to feature a takedown animation on his Classic skin, via Captive Audience Beauty in Death. It should be noted however that the passive effect is not solely for cosmetic purposes.
    • Despite being the only one seen in-game, the rose is just one of the many things he sees when killing someone.[1]
  • The violin for Jhin's theme (followed by a chorus) can be heard while the player is channeling Curtain Call Curtain Call.
    • The people in Spectator Mode can also hear it, though allies and enemies cannot.
  • Occasionally when playing as Jhin, at the start of the game (between your team spawning at the fountain and then minions doing so at nexus) you can hear a version of the map's theme that fits the style of Jhin's own.
    • He will always hum and laugh to it.
      • It reverts to the regular music at about 45 seconds.
  • Jhin has some degree of innate magic, as he is able to put magic into his bullets. The gun itself, Whisper Whisper, is already magical due to being hextech.
    • It has been confirmed by a Rioter that his bullets shapes his victims flesh into his choosing or make it move as well as other effects.
      • Examples would be the four champions (SonaSquare Sona, GarenSquare Garen, ViSquare Vi, and ZedSquare Zed) chosen to be in his teasers.
  • If Jhin is killed with MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser's Children of the Grave Children of the Grave and enter ghost form he will never run out of bullets. 
  • Jhin's Deutsch/German title, Der Virtuose, is the masculine derivative of SonaSquare Sona's title, Die Virtuosin.


  • Jhin is voiced by Quinton Flynn.
  • Jhin was the first champion released in 2016 as well as being the product of the need for a brand new Marksman.
    • His first designer was Jordan 'Wrekz' Anton but his initial concepts ended up becoming the stepping stones for KindredSquare Kindred.
      • Jhin was in production for seven months (the usual timeframe is one year)
  • The words Jhin and Deadeyed were first datamined from the game's website.
    • The Virtuoso's name (albeit misspelled) was even spoken by a Rioter before his reveal.[2][3]
  • His production name and title were 'Jin, the Artisan Killer'.
    • The H was added after being deemed prone to confusion with JinxSquare Jinx, another of August 'jinxylord' Browning's champions.[4]
    • In universe, his name means "Golden Excellence", as Jhin derives from Mandarin jīn 金 "gold"[5] < Old Chinese *kəm "metals < bronze".[6]
  • At one point Whisper Whisper's fourth shot was able to one-shot a ZedSquare Zed at full health.
  • Dancing Grenade Dancing Grenade used to be able to be recast from an enemy's location but the burden of knowledge was deemed too high.
    • It also used to bounce an unlimited number of times.[7]
  • Deadly Flourish Deadly Flourish used to reveal marked champions for a few seconds even through fog of war.
    • Its tooltip implies Jhin uses Whisper Whisper's barrel as a walking cane, which he actually does when not 'performing'.
  • Due to miscommunication during production Jhin differs between artwork and in-game.
    • His eyes are reddish-brown even though they are blue.
    • He has seemingly-prosthetic robotic limbs, even though he merely wears golden armor on top to handle Whisper Whisper's recoil Curtain Call when fully assembled.


  • Jhin shows traits consistent with obsessive-compulsive disorder focused on the number four.
    • His login theme is built around 4-note motifs / written with a 4/4 time signature (each bar is separated into 4 distinct beats)
    • His name and title themselves have four letters and four syllables respectively.
      • A fourth wall breaker is that on common computer keyboards (QWERTY, AZERTY, etc.) the keys that spell his name make the number 4 diagonally.
    • IIII is the archaic and uncommon alternative writing, using tally marks, for the Roman four IV, which uses subtractive notation.
      • The tally marks engraved on Whisper Whisper might be referencing this notation.
    • When he 'performs' in any given nation he makes four people 'beautiful and perfect'.
    • In Chinese and Sino-Xenic pronunciations, 四 "four" sounds like 死 "death" (albeit with different tones, except in toneless Japanese & Korean), leading to avoidance, though unhistorical. Examples:
      • Late Han Chinese: *siH 四 vs. *siX 死;
        • Mandarin: [sɯ˥˩] 四 vs.  [sɯ˨˩˦] 死;[8]
        • Vietnamese: tứ [tɯ˧˥] 四 vs. tử [tɯ˨˩˦] 死;
        • Japanese: shi [ɕiꜜ] 四 & 死;
        • Korean: sa [sa] 四 & 死.
    • He is four years older than ZedSquare Zed.[9]
    • Whisper Whisper can hold up to four bullets/fire up to four times before Jhin having to reload, with the fourth shot being the deadliest.
    • Dancing Grenade Dancing Grenade can bounce up to four times.
    • Deadly Flourish Deadly Flourish marks a target for four seconds.
    • Captive Audience Captive Audience reveals units for four seconds.
    • Curtain Call Curtain Call can fire up to four shots, with the fourth being the deadliest.
    • During his joke Jhin drops Whisper Whisper and it fires all four bullets.
  • 'Mind of the Virtuoso' depicts how 'artistic' Jhin sees his 'performances'.
  • Before the Kashuri armories granted him Whisper Whisper Jhin used to 'perform' with blades powered by chi techniques passed down from his father.
    • Although he did not craft Whisper Whisper himself, he did influence its design and he does craft his own magic-infused bullets.[10]
      • The device Jhin carries on his shoulder is a Hextech-powered mass accelerator that in turns powers and loads Whisper Whisper when it's Curtain Call fully assembled.[11][12]
        • Jhin appears to be ambidextrous (he fires regular Whisper Whisper with his left hand but when Curtain Call fully assembled he fires with his right one.
  • Underneath the mask Jhin has a fully functional face.
    • And without his usual outfit he doesn't stand out in a crowd.
      • His favorite food is dumplings.[13]
  • As revealed in a "Did you Know" message, Khada Jhin is just a stage name, and Jhin's real name remains unknown.


Jhin OriginalCircle Classic Jhin [S|L]
  • "I live for the applause, you will die for it" references Applause by Lady Gaga.
  • "It is by my will alone I set my mind in motion" references the Dune movie.
  • "Tahm KenchSquare You have too many lines" references the River King having the most quotes in the game.
    • Ironically, Jhin has 241 lines (not counting vocal grunts) while Tahm KenchSquare Tahm Kench has about 224.
  • "I love to perform, but I hate crowds" references Banshee&#039;s Veil item spellshields being able to block crowd control effects.
  • "Rapid Firecannon item Rapid fire? Where's the drama in that?" references his need for flair when using Whisper Whisper.
  • "Happiness... is a warm gun" references the eponymous song by The Beatles.
  • In the Italian localization his selection quote ("Cadranno come, d'Autunno, dagli alberi, le foglie", 'They'll fall, like Autumn's leaves from trees') references a poetry named Soldati ('Soldiers') written by Italian Writer and Poet Giuseppe Ungaretti.
  • "Sing for me!" references The Phantom of the Opera's song by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • "They're puppets. I pull their strings, and then they dance" resembles EliseSquare "Pull the strings. Watch them dance."
  • "Behind every mask... is another mask" might be referencing Marty Rubin ("Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story.") Kakashi Hatake from Naruto ("Behind this mask... is another mask!") or even Luigi Pirandello.
  • "This performance needs more... zazz" references Metalocalypse.
Jhin HighNoonCircle High Noon Jhin [S|L]


Jhin OriginalCircle Classic Jhin [S|L]
Jhin HighNoonCircle High Noon Jhin [S|L]
Jhin BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Jhin [S|L]
Jhin SKTT1Circle SKT T1 Jhin [S|L]
Jhin PROJECTCircle PROJECT: Jhin [S|L]


  • Jhin has some resentment towards both ShenSquare Shen and his father Kusho for imprisoning him.
    • Since Kusho was killed by ZedSquare Zed (whom he also resents for denying him a performance) Jhin will have to make do with killing the Eye of Twilight.
      • He is forcing them to work together so he might kill them both where they caught him years before.
  • Jhin has some interest in killing SonaSquare Sona for being a very famous Ionian artist who is taking the spotlight away from his 'performances'.
    • He also has a passing interest in killing Master YiSquare Master Yi since the Wuju school dwarfed the success of Jhin's father's martial arts one.[14]