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General

  • Kled is one of 17 champions without a single Ability power icon ability power ratio on any ability: CamilleSquare Camille DariusSquare Darius DravenSquare Draven GarenSquare Garen IllaoiSquare Illaoi KalistaSquare Kalista KaynSquare Kayn KindredSquare Kindred KledSquare Kled OlafSquare Olaf PykeSquare Pyke RivenSquare Riven TalonSquare Talon UrgotSquare Urgot VayneSquare Vayne XayahSquare Xayah ZedSquare Zed.
  • Kled is voiced by Spike Spencer.
    • WukongSquare Wukong is also voiced by the same voice actor.
  • Kled's name resembles Welsh noun cledd(yf) /kleːð(ɨv)/ "sword", from Proto-Celtic *kladiwos
    • Kladiwos might have been loaned into Latin as gladius, or both come from same PIE root *kelh₂- "to strike"[1] (compare BrandSquare Brand's Pyroclasm Pyroclasm)
  • Skaarl is from a species called drakalops, immortal, unkillable wind spirits that embody the desolation of the Noxian Plains.
    • Kled's posters call Skaarl the 'pride of Noxus' and a 'decorated veteran of the battle of Bucket Creek', with the drakalops' gender changing depending on the poster; Kled knows that Skaarl is female, yet unaware of the posters' conundrum.
  • Kled and Skaarl are the first champion with two health bars, combining to form the highest in-game base health, with Kled's being the lowest.
    • Kled is also the first champion in the game whose health can not be improved except through growth per level, the second being PykeSquare Pyke.
  • Kled, while Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard 2 dismounted, has the lowest base movement speed of all champions at 285.
  • Kled is the first champion to swear (albeit censored) in-game.
  • Kled is suspected to be at least as old as Noxus itself (by extension a contemporary of PoppySquare Poppy's).
    • Kled's military contributions (Battle of Fallgren, Battle of Bucket Creek, Battle of Drugne, Siege of Rugg, Siege of Qualthala, Assault on Glorft, Sacking of Trevail, Draken Campaign, and most recently the Ionian Campaign) might have been what turned Noxus from a tribal confederation into the empire it has become.
  • Kled is the most distinguished military person to ever live, although most of his titles are made up and/or self-proclaimed.
  • Kled's 'mushroom juice' may be derived from the ones TeemoSquare Teemo uses for his Noxious Trap traps.
  • Kled's Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard 2 dismounted dance references the Moonwalk, a famous dance move.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Kled's first placeholder model during production was a tiny pink HecarimSquare Hecarim to represent Skaarl, while his second placeholder model was Gnar GentlemanCircle Gentleman Gnar [S|L] riding on the same tiny pink HecarimSquare Hecarim to represent Kled riding on Skaarl.[2] Their animations, including their /dance, /joke, /taunt and movement, played at the same time.

Quotes

Skins

Kled OriginalCircle Classic Kled [S|L]
  • He and Skaarl might be referencing Labyrinth.
Kled SirCircle Sir Kled [S|L]

Relations

  • KledSquare Kled, apparently, thinks LuxSquare Lux is 'dope'.
  • Kled claims to be related to all yordles (it is unknown why he left Bandle City for Noxus)
  • Kled fought together with SionSquare Sion back when the latter was still alive but doesn't think much of the new undead abomination.
  • Kled's champion page shows that every champion (including himself, bizarrely) in the game is his rival and Skaarl is his only friend.

References

  1. Matasovic, An etymological lexicon of Proto-Celtic, p. 125
  2. /DEV: ON CHAMPION PROTOTYPES
  3. /DEV: ON NAMING SKINS

References

  1. Matasovic, An etymological lexicon of Proto-Celtic, p. 125
  2. /DEV: ON CHAMPION PROTOTYPES
  3. /DEV: ON NAMING SKINS