- used to be the name for ' .
- Nocturne is the only champion to have spoken lines in the major cinematics.
- Nocturne comes from nox/noctis (Latin: 'night') and nocturnus/a/um (Latin: 'nightly') and is French for 'nocturnal' ('active at night')
- is named after the Latin word for 'shadow'.
- Nocturne was the first champion to be previewed at a major event prior to release (
- He was also previewed in IGN.
- There was a theory on Reddit which proposed Nocturne might be .
- "Embrace the darkness", "Cross over", "Cut them from this world!", and "Suffer eternally!" might be referencing The Shrike from by .
- "Afraid of the dark?" resembles
- "Weather forecast for tonight: dark, with a chance of pain!" might referencing The Hippy-Dippy Weatherman by .
- If Nocturne is hit by "I've got your darkness" or "Who's in the dark now?" (this was the first time unique dialogue triggered by champion interactions) the enemy will say
- "We transcend time" might be referencing The Shrike from by and/or from ("We have no beginning. We have no end. We are infinite")
- "We have learned of references , None can stop--- it was a trick!" and maybe from ("It's a trap!")
- "Their existence is a mistake", "The end of days draws near", and "We are one" might be referencing from ("Organic life is nothing but a genetic mutation, an accident", "The time of our return is coming", "We are legion")
- "Fate cannot be averted" and "We are one" might be referencing from ("You cannot escape your destiny" and "We fight as one")
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- He might have been based on The Shrike from by .
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- 's and 's particle effects become light blue.
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- He celebrates Harrowing 2011.
- by playerbase request) 's Dusk Trail emanates small ghosts (both it and 's particle effects became slime green
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- s can be seen in the background (implying he is haunting a person's mind to bring them nightmares)
- 's, 's, and 's particle effects become dark red.
- ' particle effects resemble 's.
- His spell effects resemble Battlecast ones.
- He shares this theme with [ | .
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- He shares this theme with [ | , [ | , and [ | .