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General

  • Kog'Maw is voiced by Patrick Seitz.
  • Kog'Maw's dance references Michigan J. Frog's dance from One Froggy Evening.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Despite Icathian Surprise Icathian Surprise Kog'Maw does have a death animation (it can only be seen when he's being revived by Chronoshift Chronoshift or Guardian Angel item Guardian Angel).
  • Icathian Surprise Icathian Surprise is one of only three abilities that allow their casters to continue attacking after death, the others being Death Defied Death Defied and Glory in Death Glory in Death.
  • Kog'Maw is the only Void-related champion without 'Void' in his title.
  • While idle Kog'Maw blinks one eye at a time and sometimes spins around in a manner resembling dogs chasing their own tail.
  • Kog'Maw was the first champion to have a joke animation (the second being Miss FortuneSquare Miss Fortune)
  • Kog'Maw was first spotted in a screenshot from MalzaharSquare Malzahar's reveal.
  • Kog'Maw might come from:
    • Proto-Germanic *kuggo "lump" > Old Norse kuggr > English cog[1] "a small boat, a tooth" [on a jagged wheel]
    • & *mago "stomach[2] > mouth", whence maw itself.
  • Kog'Maw's abilities ironically make no use of his spoken-of and downright-self-stated insatiable hunger.

Quotes

Kog'Maw OriginalCircle Classic Kog'Maw [S|L]
  • For his joke he emulates a 'charge' bugle call.
  • "Terror coming... daddy coming!" implies the Void is closing in on Runeterra, and his 'daddy' is either the one spearheading the invasion or is merely a part of it (or is even the entity Aurelion SolSquare Aurelion Sol suspects commands all other Voidborn to shatter the veil between dimensions).
Kog'Maw ReindeerCircle Reindeer Kog'Maw [S|L]
  • For his joke he emulates the tune of Deck the Halls and, if he and Sona SilentNightCircle Silent Night Sona [S|L] play their jokes while near each other, he will outright sing the carol while she provides the music.

Skins

Kog'Maw OriginalCircle Classic Kog'Maw [S|L]
  • The presence of a RaptorSquare Raptor, a chameleon, and a horned rabbit in the background indicates he is in Summoner's Rift.
  • Helmet Bro's helmet can be seen, indicating he may have eaten or spit out his helmet.
Kog'Maw MonarchCircle Monarch Kog'Maw [S|L]
Kog'Maw CaterpillarCircle Caterpillar Kog'Maw [S|L]
Kog'Maw LionDanceCircle Lion Dance Kog'Maw [S|L]
Kog'Maw ReindeerCircle Reindeer Kog'Maw [S|L]
Kog'Maw DeepSeaCircle Deep Sea Kog'Maw [S|L]
Kog'Maw JurassicCircle Jurassic Kog'Maw [S|L]
Kog'Maw BattlecastCircle Battlecast Kog'Maw [S|L]
Kog'Maw Pug'MawCircle Pug'Maw [S|L]
Chromaskins Chromas: Citrine, Granite, Meteorite, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Sandstone, Speckled
Kog'Maw HextechCircle Hextech Kog'Maw [S|L]

Relations

  • Kog'Maw, Cho'GathSquare Cho'Gath, Kha'ZixSquare Kha'Zix, Rek'SaiSquare Rek'Sai, and Vel'KozSquare Vel'Koz each belong to different member species of the collective known as the Voidborn.
    • KassadinSquare Kassadin seeks to keep the Voidborn from crossing over to Runeterra and thus is his enemy.
      • MalzaharSquare Malzahar on the other hand seeks to facilitate the crossing and thus is his ally.
  • Kog'Maw is being driven to seek out MalzaharSquare Malzahar by the same entity that corrupted the Prophet himself.


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