• A framed portrait of Katarina can be seen in the game's Mac Version trailer.
  • Katarina - Cassiopeia Cassiopeia is one of five pairs of sibling champions (the others being Kayle Kayle - Morgana Morgana, Garen Garen - Lux Lux, Nasus Nasus - Renekton Renekton, and Darius Darius - Draven Draven)
  • Katarina's dance references Napoleon Dynamite, via one of its portions (Master Yi Master Yi's old dance references the other).
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Katarina is one of few champions to feature two 'Champion Spotlights' due to significant gameplay changes (the others being Ezreal Ezreal, Karma Karma, Lee Sin Lee Sin, and Sivir Sivir)
  • Katarina's name comes from Greek Αἰκατερίνα/η, possibly after Greek goddess Hecate
    • Du Couteau (her family name) is French for "of the knife"
    • She shared her namesake with Caitlyn Caitlyn
    • She seemed to be influenced Katherina from The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare.
      • Shunpo.png Shunpo (pronounced: [ɕʉ͍̃mpo] shoom-poh) comes from Sino-Japanese 瞬歩 "blink step".
  • On release Mercenary was her Classic skin.


  • Katarina is one of few champions to have had their voice actors changed (the others being Anivia Anivia, Janna Janna, Karthus Karthus, Cassiopeia Cassiopeia, and Nasus Nasus)
    • Katarina's old voice-over had a more angry tone. It can be listened to here.
      • Her old taunt was "Remember, evil spelled backwards is live. No coincidence."
      • Her old joke referenced Danse Macabre.
  • "Why? Because I can" references Shawn Michaels.
  • Loading the client, going to her champion page, selecting 'Abilities', and pressing Ctrl + 1 will play a video where she says "Killing is my duty... fun is yelling 'surprise'!"


KatarinaSquare.png Classic Katarina [S|L]
  • Her splash art shows her in mid-Shunpo.png Shunpo.
KatarinaSquare.png Bilgewater Katarina [S|L]
KatarinaSquare.png Red Card Katarina [S|L]
KatarinaSquare.png Sandstorm Katarina [S|L]
  • She has her own taunt animation.
  • She shares this theme with EkkoSquare.png Sandstorm Ekko [S|L].
KatarinaSquare.png Slay Belle Katarina [S|L]
  • This skin's name is a punning on the sleigh bells to warn pedestrians of incoming horse-drawn vehicles.
  • The one she is going to murder in the foreground might be Garen Garen.
KatarinaSquare.png Warring Kingdoms Katarina [S|L]
KatarinaSquare.png PROJECT: Katarina [S|L]
KatarinaSquare.png Death Sworn Katarina [S|L]


  • Katarina is Cassiopeia Cassiopeia's older sister while Talon Talon is their adopted 'little brother'.
    • The sisters and the Blade's Shadow are members of Noxian noble house Du Couteau, whose head (General Marcus, Noxus' finest assassin) is missing and presumed dead.
  • It is implied, suspected, and speculated that Katarina and Garen Garen had/have feelings for each other.[1]
    • Then there are those who imply it to the point of confirmation:
      • Tahm KenchSquare "Don't starve your heart, Katarina child! Let me deliver you to Garen him."
      • Tahm KenchSquare "Garen You live by a code that'll never let you get what you want. Let me take you to Katarina her."
      • IllaoiSquare "No love is impossible, my god demands you follow Katarina your desires."
      • IllaoiSquare "Honor? Duty? Ha! What Garen your heart demands is all that matters."
      • JhinSquare "Katarina Your finale will be a Garen duet."
      • JhinSquare "The always-enchanting tale of Katarina star-Garen crossed lovers."