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General

  • Olaf the Berserker might be referencing Clerks.
  • Olaf is one of fifteen champions to not have a single Ability Power ratio on any ability (the others being DariusSquare Darius, DravenSquare Draven, GarenSquare Garen, KalistaSquare Kalista, KaynSquare Kayn, KindredSquare Kindred, KledSquare Kled, IllaoiSquare Illaoi, RivenSquare Riven, TalonSquare Talon, UrgotSquare Urgot, VayneSquare Vayne, XayahSquare Xayah and ZedSquare Zed)
  • Olaf's dance references Technoviking.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Ragnarok Ragnarok is named after the eponymous events from Norse mythology.
    • The symbol displayed in its icon is 力 (from Chinese, loaned into Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean: power) while the crowd control removal references the Poetic Edda.
  • Olaf's name derives from Old West Norse ᚬᛚᛅᚠᛦ Óláfʀ[1], from Archaic Norse *Anulaibaʀ; meaning "ancestor's heirloom/descendant"; cognate with Old English Ǣlāf~Anlāf (hypothetical modern English: *Eam's Lave).
    • ​Many Vikings, Norse-Gaels, and Varangians bore this name and its derivatives.
    • His title means "bear-sark", referencing the garment worn by Norse berserkers.
  • Since his lore-retconning, Olaf fears his prophesied death in peace & obscurity and instead longs for an unforgettable, glorious death in combat, inspired by the common Indo-European literary motif "Imperishable Glory"[2].
    • Likewise, PantheonSquare Pantheon challenges his opponent(s) into an epic battle.

Quotes

OlafSquare Classic Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare Brolaf [S|L]
  • "Bromacia!" references GarenSquare Demacia!
  • "I came here to kick butt and drink Graggy! Looks like I'm all out of Graggy" references They Live ("I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum")
  • "You can't arrest me, my dad owns a dealership!" references Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
  • "Hey dude, I'm kind of a big deal" might be referencing Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
  • "Beatdown City. Population: you" references Deadpool from Marvel Comics ("Welcome to loser land. Population: you!", which he uses in Italian localization)

Skins

OlafSquare Classic Olaf [S|L]
  • The ship in the background resembles and references a Longship.
OlafSquare Glacial Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare Forsaken Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare Brolaf [S|L]
  • His chroma each have a different design and logo on either the back or on the front of his shirt:
    • He has the Winter's Claw profileicon Winter's Claw emblem on his Aquamarine chroma.
    • He has a TeemoSquare Teemo face on his Turquoise, Tanzanite, Granite and Citrine chroma.
      • The letter U is on the back of his Citrine chroma.
      • On the back of his Turquoise chroma, he has the Trinity Force item Trinity Force.
    • He has the number 8 on the front and back of his Rose Quartz chroma.
    • He has the Braum Bodybuilders logo on the back and a PoroSquare Braum Poro on the front of his Sapphire chroma.
    • He becomes a referee in his Obsidian chroma.
  • He references Beerbarian.
  • SivirSquare 'Sivir Jeans' can be seen stitched on his pants' backside while TeemoSquare Teemo's head can be seen on his shirt.
OlafSquare Pentakill Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare Marauder Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare Butcher Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare SKT T1 Olaf [S|L]

Relations

References

  1. http://kmb.raa.se/cocoon/bild/show-image.html?id=16000300014140
  2. Lehmann, W.P. Theoretical Bases of Indo-European Linguistics, p. 267
  3. Pentakill - Smite and Ignite