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Chinese artwork

  • Traditional Lee Sin
  • Acolyte Lee Sin
  • Dragon Fist Lee Sin


  • Lee Sin was designed by Coronach.
  • Lee Sin's name is a homophone of the word "listen."
    • A rough translation of his name in Spanish is "no reading".
    • His name written in Chinese/Japanese is 李青, which literally means "Plum Azure/Blue/Green". [1] In Japanese is it pronounced as "Ri Sei" (Ree-say).
  • His self-immolation from the lore is a reference to the real life monk who publicly set himself on fire. He did this as an act of protest against the persecution of Buddhism in South Vietnam.
  • Lee Sin is the first champion to feature two champion spotlights, a real one and a fake one for April Fool's.
  • Lee Sin is the first champion to use energy that is not a ninja. Though, similar to the other ninjas, he is a champion that hails from Ionia.
  • Lee Sin shares a quote with  Soraka, "Where am I needed?"
  • Lee Sin is one of five champions to have more than 4 skills, the other being  Nidalee,  Jayce Elise and  Karma.
    • Lee Sin was the second champion to have more than 4 skills.
  • Lee Sin is the first monk type champion announced but the second to be released after  Udyr.
  • Lee Sin is the only allegedly cancelled Champion to be introduced to the game under his original name.
    • Lee Sin was a cancelled Champion that got brought back by community popularity and support.
  • Lee Sin's dance style is referenced to one of 'Mighty Steel Legs' moves in the movie Shaolin Soccer. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Lee Sin is the first champion to be re-designed and to be given a re-launch skin in technicality as his classic skin was originally the Traditional Lee Sin skin, however the change occured before his release.


  • For April Fool's, the original Classic skin artwork used to have the deceased champion  Urf, the Manatee, who could be seen at the bottom left of the artwork.
  • Traditional Lee Sin resembles how he looked before his official release (seen in the second official trailer). Click here.
    • He can be seen at around 0:11, between  Jax and  Teemo.
  • Acolyte Lee Sin was meant to show his appearance during his time as a summoner in training.
  • Dragon Fist Lee Sin (Lunar Revel 2012 event release) skin is a tribute to Bruce Lee, the famed martial artist/actor of 1970's action movies. The skin seems to be specifically referencing his trademark look first seen in Enter the Dragon.
    • Dragon Fist Lee Sin's idle animation are Bruce Lee's mannerisms when he is serious.
    • Lee Sin in the Chinese servers happens to also have the same character written for his last name (李) as Bruce Lee's, which literally means "plum", and with it being a common Chinese surname.
  • Muay Thai Lee Sin was created to celebrate the launch of League of Legends in Thailand and pays homage to Muay Thai, a combat sport native to the country.
  • Muay Thai Lee Sin is the third non-legendary skin to have a different dance animation from the original skin, prior being Jurrasic Cho'Gath and Dynasty Ahri. His dance is referenced from the movie "Ong Bak". A side-by-side comparison can be seen here .
  • Muay Thai Lee Sin is very similar to Sagat's outfit from the fighting game series Street Fighter.
  • In the  Poolparty Lee Sin splash art, you can see  Orianna in the back and  Lee Sin talking to  Nidalee. You can also see a Ward Necklace on the left pole.


  • Lee Sin was once a summoner-in-training at the League, before committing a devastating incident which left him with profound guilt. After the devastating incident, he traveled to the Shojin Monastery in Ionia in order to repent, becoming a brethren to the monks there.
  • Lee Sin's former mentor was High Councilor Reginald Ashram, the first leader of the League.
  • Lee Sin has a sister from the now liberated province of Galrin.
  • Lee Sin did an interview with L. B. Briskes on a raft over Lake Contemplation.

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