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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


  • Classic Katarina Skingallerybutton
  • Mercenary Katarina Skingallerybutton
    RP 520 / 20-Nov-2009
  • Red Card Katarina Skingallerybutton
    RP 975 (Limited Edition) / 28-Jun-2010
  • Bilgewater Katarina Skingallerybutton
    RP 975 / 30-Aug-2010
  • Kitty Cat Katarina Skingallerybutton
    RP 975 (Limited Edition) / 18-Oct-2010
  • High Command Katarina Skingallerybutton
    RP 750 / 22-Feb-2011
  • Sandstorm Katarina Skingallerybutton
    RP 975 / 02-Jan-2012
  • Slay Belle Katarina Skingallerybutton
    RP 975 (Available during Snowdown 2013) / 14-Dec-2012
  • Warring Kingdoms Katarina Skingallerybutton
    RP 975 / 10-Feb-2015
  • PROJECT: Katarina Skingallerybutton
    RP 1350 / Upcoming skin

  • Classic Skin
  • Classic Skin (Old)
  • Mercenary Katarina
  • Mercenary Katarina (Old)
  • Mercenary Katarina (Older)
  • Red Card Katarina
  • Bilgewater Katarina
  • Kitty Cat Katarina
  • Kitty Cat Katarina (Old)
  • Kitty Cat Katarina (Older)


  • Katarina was designed by Coronach.
  • Katarina's bio has been revised by RiotRaven and Kitae in order to give her character more depth.[1][2][3]
  • Katarina is voiced by Tara Platt.
  • Katarina's name may be a reference to Katherina from William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.
    • Katarina's family name, Du Couteau, is derived from French, which means "Of the Knife".
  • When Katarina was first released, her default skin was the one that is now labeled as her Mercenary skin. This also applied to her imagery on skill icons, which can still be viewed in-game. She later had her skin, her voiceovers, and her backstory reworked.
  • A framed portrait of Katarina can be seen in the preview video for the Mac Version Launch for League of Legends.
  • Katarina is the sister of CassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia, making them one of five pairs of sibling champions. The other siblings champions include Kayle Kayle and MorganaSquare.png Morgana, GarenSquare.png Garen and LuxSquare.png Lux, NasusSquare.png Nasus and RenektonSquare.png Renekton, and DariusSquare.png Darius and DravenSquare.png Draven.
  • Katarina was one of the champions chosen for the Noxian pool available during the Ionia vs. Noxus match. However, she was not one of the selected champions.
  • Katarina's dance references from the last dance scene in the movie Napoleon Dynamite. The scene can be seen here.
    • It has since been changed; It still features the first part of the dance, but the later animation of the dance is now a punching motion with her knives that rapidly gains speed.
  • Katarina is one of the few champions to feature two champion spotlights due to significant changes to her kit.
  • Katarina's daggers were chosen by the community to be forged by Man at Arms: Reforged.
  • Her ability Shunpo.png Shunpo (pronounced "Shun-poh") is Japanese for "Blink Step".
  • KatarinaSquare.png Katarina's old voiceovers were similar to the new ones but were angrier. Her old voiceovers can be heard here.
  • KatarinaSquare.png Katarina's old taunt used to be, "Remember, evil spelled backwards is live. No coincidence."
  • KatarinaSquare.png Katarina's old joke is a reference to her old voice actor, who mispronounced the term "Dance Macabre". The joke refers to the Danse Macabre, or "The Dance of Death," a medieval allegory on the "Universality of Death."
  • KatarinaSquare.png Katarina is one of the few champions that have had their voice actors changed; others include Anivia Anivia, JannaSquare.png Janna, KarthusSquare.png KarthusCassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia, and NasusSquare.png Nasus.
  • KatarinaSquare.png Katarina's quote "Why? Because I can." is a tribute to Shawn Michaels, famous WWE wrestler.
  • In the "Abilities" tab of her champion overview, when Ctrl + 1, is pressed you can hear a different joke than her in-game joke: "Killing is my duty... fun is yelling 'surprise'!"
KatarinaSquare.png Classic Katarina [S|L]
  • During the MaokaiSquare.png Maokai Art Spotlight, a photoshop tab called :File:Katarina OriginalSkin.jpg|katarina-painting1.jpg was visible. The image on the tab turned out to be a new splash art for Katarina's Classic skin.
  • Katarina's Chinese artwork shows her having a tattoo on her right hip. This tattoo is also visible in the Season One trailer, but not on the normal splash art.
    • Katarina in-game model now has a tattoo on her left side after the rework.
  • Katarina currently has an unreleased skin under the name "Crimson Elite Katarina".
KatarinaSquare.png Bilgewater Katarina [S|L]
KatarinaSquare.png Red Card Katarina [S|L]
  • This skin along with the soccer skins for other champions, appeared just before the 2010 World Cup started, and were removed from the store on October 31, 2010.
  • She shares this theme with TwistedFateSquare.png Twisted Fate.
KatarinaSquare.png Sandstorm Katarina [S|L]
  • This skin has a new taunt animation in which she does a backflip instead of the usual animation.
  • She shares this theme with EkkoSquare.png Ekko.
KatarinaSquare.png Slay Belle Katarina [S|L]
  • Her previous Recall Animation had her pole dancing with a candy cane (can be seen here) and was later changed to her slicing a candy cane instead. Riot stated that the change was because the previous animation did not match with Katarina's theme.
  • A man in Slay Belle Katarina's splash art is similar to GarenSquare.png Garen in clothing and hair. It might be done on purpose.
KatarinaSquare.png Warring Kingdoms Katarina [S|L]

KatarinaSquare.png PROJECT: Katarina [S|L]


  • Katarina and CassiopeiaSquare.png Cassiopeia are sisters.
  • Katarina regards TalonSquare.png Talon as a colleague and, in some ways, a little brother. However, she also treats him like an emotional punching bag from time to time.
  • Katarina and GarenSquare.png Garen first fought during a war between Demacia and Noxus.
    • Katarina and Garen were the ones who stopped the inter-city brawl in Kalamanda.
    • According to BlitzcrankSquare.png Blitzcrank's "Fleshling Compatibility Service," a dating service made by Blitzcrank, Katarina and Garen make a perfect couple, but are not officially together. Fans have since been joking about their relationship.
    • Katarina once came to Demacia to protest about High Councilor Heywan Relivash's conspiracy in Kalamanda along with JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV. She was attacked but GarenSquare.png Garen defended her.
  • With her unreleased skin, she is revealed to be part of the Crimson Elite, along with RivenSquare.png Riven and TalonSquare.png Talon.


Related Themes
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Katarina Champion Spotlight

Champion Spotlight

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Katarina's Daggers (League of Legends) - MAN AT ARMS REFORGED

Man at Arms: Katarina's Daggers


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