Jhin was partially inspired by .
Simo Häyhä Jhin is the first champion to feature a takedown animation on his Classic skin, via . 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.
 The violin for Jhin's theme (followed by a chorus) can be heard while the player is channeling .
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, 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(Sona, Garen, Vi, and Zed) chosen to be in his teasers.
If Jhin is killed with 's and enter ghost form he will never run out of bullets.
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 .
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. 
 His production name and title were 'Jin, the Artisan Killer'.
The H was added after being deemed prone to confusion with , another of August 'jinxylord' Browning's champions.
 In universe, his name means "Golden Excellence", as Jhin derives from Mandarin jīn 金 "gold" .
 At one point 's fourth shot was able to one-shot a at full health.
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.
 used to reveal marked champions for a few seconds even through fog of war.
Its tooltip implies Jhin uses 's barrel as a walking cane, which he actually does when not 'performing'.
At one point it was basically a 2500-range .
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 's recoil
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.
is the archaic and uncommon alternative writing, using tally marks, for the Roman four IIII , which uses subtractive notation.
The tally marks engraved on might be referencing this notation.
When he 'performs' in any given nation he makes four people 'beautiful and perfect'.
In Chinese and , 四 "four" sounds like 死 "death" (albeit with different tones, except in toneless Japanese & Korean), leading to Sino-Xenic pronunciations , though unhistorical. Examples:
Mandarin Chinese: sì 四 vs. sǐ 死;
Vietnamese: tứ 四 vs. tử 死;
Japanese: shi 四 & 死;
Korean: sa 四 & 死.
He is four years older than .
 can hold up to four bullets/fire up to four times before Jhin having to reload, with the fourth shot being the deadliest.
can bounce up to four times.
marks a target for four seconds.
reveals units for four seconds.
can fire up to four shots, with the fourth being the deadliest.
During his joke Jhin drops and it fires all four bullets.
'Mind of the Virtuoso' depicts how 'artistic' Jhin sees his 'performances'.
Before the Kashuri armories granted him Jhin used to 'perform' with blades powered by chi techniques passed down from his father.
Although he did not craft himself, he did influence its design and he does craft his own magic-infused bullets.
The device Jhin carries on his shoulder is a Hextech-powered mass accelerator that in turns powers and loads when it's . 
Jhin appears to be ambidextrous (he fires regular with his left hand but when 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.
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"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. " references the River King having the most quotes in the game.
have too many lines"
Ironically, Jhin has 241 lines (not counting vocal grunts) while has about 224.
"I love to perform, but I hate crowds" references being able to block crowd control effects.
" references his need for flair when using ? Where's the drama in that?" .
"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
"Behind every mask... is another mask" might be referencing Marty Rubin ( "Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story.") from Kakashi Hatake ( Naruto "Behind this mask... is another mask!") or even .
Luigi Pirandello "This performance needs more... zazz" references Metalocalypse.
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When killing certain champions with
he speaks lines referencing various Western movies.
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He represents the he was first conceived as.
resembles Boba Fett's from EE-3 carbine rifle .
Star Wars He shares this theme with , [ | ] and Bandito Fiddlesticks.
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While he lays back on a bar counter featuring Wanted posters of him, and [ | ] .
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The mask he is wearing references the ones used in Japanese theater.
Noh He shares this theme with , [ | ] , [ | ] , [ | ] , [ | ] , [ | ] , [ | ] , [ | ] , [ | ] , [ | ] , and [ | ] .
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He celebrates SK Telecom T1 winning the Season 6 World Championship.
He shares this theme with , [ | ] , [ | ] , [ | ] , and [ | ] .
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He shares this theme with , , , , , , , , , , and .
Jhin has some resentment towards both and his father Kusho for imprisoning him.
Since Kusho was killed by (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 for being a very famous Ionian artist who is taking the spotlight away from his 'performances'.
He also has a passing interest in killing since the Wuju school dwarfed the success of Jhin's father's martial arts one.