- Paranoia used to be the name for Fiddlesticks' first innate.
- 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')
- Umbra Blades 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 Zed.
- "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 "Afraid of the dark? Wise... "
- "Weather forecast for tonight: dark, with a chance of pain!" might referencing The Hippy-Dippy Weatherman by .
- If Nocturne is hit by Smokescreen the enemy Graves will say "I've got your darkness" or "Who's in the dark now?" (this was the first time unique dialogue triggered by champion interactions)
- "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 spin to win, None can stop--- it was a trick!" references the eponymous meme 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")
- Classic Nocturne [ |
- He might have been based on The Shrike from by .
- He celebrates Harrowing 2011.
- Duskbringer's Dusk Trail emanates small ghosts (both it and Unspeakable Horror's particle effects became slime green by playerbase request)
- Eternum Nocturne [ |
- s can be seen in the background (implying he is haunting a person's mind to bring them nightmares)
- Duskbringer's, Unspeakable Horror's, and Paranoia's particle effects become dark red.
- Shroud of Darkness' particle effects resemble Spell Shield's.
- His spell effects resemble Battlecast ones.
- He shares this theme with Eternum Rek'Sai [ | .
- He shares this theme with Iron Inquisitor Kayle [ | , Black Scourge Singed [ | , and Undertaker Yorick [ | .