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General

  • Rakan's and XayahSquare Xayah's dual release is the first one since V1.0.0.72.
  • Rakan's and Xayah's loading screens always align themselves to the rightmost side before a game starts and when picked on the same team (to mirror their shared splash art).
  • Rakan's cloak is actually his wings disguised by Vastayan magic in order to blend in with humans.
  • Rakan has the lowest basic attack range amongst Ranged role ranged champions (300 units).
  • Rakan's placeholder model during production was a pink ThreshSquare SSW Thresh [S|L] with a giant pink BraumSquare Braum mustache for wings.
  • Rakan's favorite human food is chocolate; even though chocolate's theobromine may poison Rakan due to his half-bird physiology, his human half may help metabolize the compound & alleviate its effects.
  • When Rakan auto attacks from a far distance he hits his target with his cape, if he is closer, he will punch them instead.
  • His name resembles the Malay noun rakan "friend, relative".

Quotes

  • Rakan and XayahSquare Xayah share unique interactions depending on the situation.
    • Both are the first champions to feature ping-related lines.
  • "When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story" and "Challenge accepted!" reference Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother.
  • "I've been kicked around since I was born. It's alright! It's ok! I'm staying alive!" reference to the song Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees.
  • One of Rakan's recall quotes, "Let's go! Baby! Baby? Baby? Baby!", may be a reference to a phrase from YouTube personality Markiplier's Silent Hill (Playable Teaser video).
  • One of Rakan's movement quotes, "Ha! I'm, G to the D! Golden Diamonds, boy! Woo!", may be a reference to the song Crayon by G-Dragon (G-DRAGON - CRAYON(크레용) M/V).
  • One of Rakan's movement quotes, "Name one genius that ain't crazy.", is a referance to a the song Feedback by Kanye West.

Skins

RakanSquare Classic Rakan [S|L]
RakanSquare Cosmic Dawn Rakan [S|L]

Relations

  • Rakan is a Lhotlan Vastayan in his mid-late twenties who travels Ionia as a wandering entertainer. After meeting and getting in a relationship with XayahSquare Xayah, both travel Ionia to preserve Ionia's natural magic from being controlled by humans.
    • Rakan and XayahSquare Xayah fought ZedSquare Zed and his Order of the Shadow to prevent them from harvesting a magical grove (sabotaging the Kashuri Armories, the creators of JhinSquare Jhin's Whisper Whisper and other firearms by using Ionia's abundant magic reserves, might be next)

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