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General

  • He is the seventh dark-themed Ionian-affiliated champion (albeit Noxian-born), after ShenSquare ShenVarusSquare Varus, SyndraSquare SyndraZedSquare Zed, XayahSquare Xayah & JhinSquare Jhin; as well as the second-known member from the Order of Shadow.
  • He is one of fifteen champions whose abilities don't scale with ability power, like GarenSquare Garen, DravenSquare Draven, DariusSquare Darius, IllaoiSquare Illaoi, KalistaSquare Kalista, KindredSquare Kindred, KledSquare Kled, OlafSquare OlafRivenSquare Riven, TalonSquare Talon, UrgotSquare Urgot, VayneSquare Vayne, XayahSquare Xayah, and ZedSquare Zed
  • His surname Kayn likely derives from :
    • Biblical Cain, from Semitic root q-y-n "smith"[1].
    • Irish surname Kane, Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Catháin, from Proto-Celtic *katus "fight, battle"[2].
  • His stint as a child-soldier references the real-world conscription of children;
    • Not all Noxian commanders condone their colleagues' callousness, though they at least turn a blind eye.
  • Kayn may be a possible reference to Ling Yao, a character from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Both characters share similarities in that a superhuman entity reside in them which vies for control of their bodies (Rhaast, a Darkin inside Kayn and Greed, a Homunculus inside Ling Yao). Moreover, Kayn shares quite a lot of similarities in character design with Ling Yao.
  • Kayn could also similar to Masane Amaha, a character from the anime Witchblade (An adaptation of the the comics of the same name). Both wield weapons that are sentient in nature and try to take control of their bodies (Kayn's Scythe contains Rhaast, and Masane's gauntlet contains an unnamed entity), as well as both of them possessing supernatural powers.

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KaynSquare Soulhunter Kayn [S|L]

References

  1. A. Murtonen, Hebrew in Its West Semitic Setting, Part I, p. 375
  2. University of Wales, English - ProtoCeltic wordlist, p. 44