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General

Development

  • Kayn is voiced by Robbie Daymond.
  • Rhaast is voiced by Sam A. Mowry.
  • Blood splatters from Kayn’s weapon started as water splatters in Riot’s campus showers.[5]
  • During development, he was called Nemesis.[6]
    • He was originally supposed to be the Nemesis to XayahSquare Xayah and RakanSquare Rakan

Quotes

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    Rhaast: "Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead." is a reference to a scene in Pulp Fiction.

Skins

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  • His appearance was inspired by Amon from the manga and anime series Devilman.
    • The method in which Darkin possess human bodies is similar to how Demons possess humans in Devilman. Humans in both instances can also overpower the demon/darkin and use their power as their own.
  • His appearance pays homage to both Dante and Vergil from Devil May Cry, with Vergil's Shadow AssassinSquare bluish color scheme and Dante's casual & confident attitude that he can subdue any demonic weapon to his will.
  • 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 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.
Kayn SoulhunterCircle Soulhunter Kayn
Kayn OdysseyCircle Odyssey Kayn

Relations

  • KaynSquare Kayn was raised by ZedSquare Zed in the Shadow Order after Zed and the other order members stumbled upon Kayn during the Noxian invasion of Ionia.

References

  1. Naming New Champions
  2. A. Murtonen, Hebrew in Its West Semitic Setting, Part I, p. 375
  3. Agmon, N. Materials and Languages, p. 38-39
  4. University of Wales, English - ProtoCeltic wordlist, p. 44
  5. The Stories Behind Leagues SFX
  6. Ask Riot
  7. /DEV: KAYN AND THE SHOWERHUNTER
  8. K/DA Ahri and Odyssey Kayn

References