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 Darius Darius, Draven Draven, Garen Garen, Kalista Kalista, Kayn Kayn, Kindred Kindred, Kled Kled, Illaoi Illaoi, Riven Riven, Talon Talon, Urgot Urgot, Vayne Vayne, Xayah Xayah and Zed Zed)
  • Olaf's dance references Technoviking.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Ragnarok.png 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 Norse Óláfr, from Archaic Norse Anulaibar; 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.

Quotes

OlafSquare.png Classic Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare.png Brolaf [S|L]
  • "Bromacia!" references Garen 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.png Classic Olaf [S|L]
  • The ship in the background resembles and references a Longship.
OlafSquare.png Glacial Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare.png Forsaken Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare.png 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 ProfileIcon0547 Winter's Claw Winter's Claw emblem on his Aquamarine chroma.
    • He has a Teemo 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.png 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 Poro Braum Poro on the front of his Sapphire chroma.
    • He becomes a referee in his Obsidian chroma.
  • He references Beerbarian.
  • Sivir 'Sivir Jeans' can be seen stitched on his pants' backside while Teemo Teemo's head can be seen on his shirt.
OlafSquare.png Pentakill Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare.png Marauder Olaf [S|L]
OlafSquare.png Butcher Olaf [S|L]

Relations

References