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General

Development

  • Over a year ago a 'prototype' of who would later become Kalista appeared on Reddit.
  • Kalista was leaked by Redditor 'WhyRenektonWhy' (who also leaked Ultra Rapid Fire, YasuoSquare Yasuo, and GnarSquare Gnar, and whose account has since been terminated) a few weeks prior to her reveal.
  • Kalista might come from a merging of several inspirations, all from Greek mythology:
    • Hunting goddess Artemis (her weapon of choice being spears) & Callisto, originally Artemis' epithet "the most beautiful", later her devotee deceived by Zeus;
    • The goddesses of vengeance, Erinyes;
    • And Ancient Greeks' siege weapon Ballista;

Lore

  • Kalista targeted many betrayers for execution during Harrowing 2014.
    1. CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia for backstabbing SivirSquare Sivir.
    2. HecarimSquare Hecarim for his treachery against her in the Blessed Isles.
    3. LeBlancSquare LeBlanc (it is unknown who she betrayed)
    4. LissandraSquare Lissandra for murdering Avarosa for her spearheading the rebellion against the Frozen Watchers.
    5. Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate for abandoning GravesSquare Graves to be imprisoned in the Locker (Kalista is trying to convince the Outlaw to 'give in to his hate' despite being told by the Card Master he and their crew did try to get him out, reconciling their differences and settling the feud)
    6. XerathSquare Xerath for plotting against AzirSquare Azir and laying waste to Ancient Shurima.
    7. ZedSquare Zed for murdering ShenSquare Shen's father Kusho, slaughtering the Kinkou Order, and founding the Order of Shadow over the remains of their monastery.
  • 'The Spear of Vengeance' (the specter Kalista became after the Blade of the Ruined King item Ruination) is a hivemind of betrayed souls (hence she referring to herself as 'we') while Kalista herself is buried deep beneath them all, with every new soul burying her ever-deeper within the entity she has become.

Quotes

Skins

KalistaSquare Blood Moon Kalista [S|L]
KalistaSquare Championship Kalista [S|L]
KalistaSquare SKT T1 Kalista [S|L]

Relations

  • Kalista is the Blade of the Ruined King item Ruined King's niece (making her royalty) and was one of his generals in life.


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