General

  • Rakan's and Xayah 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.png SSW Thresh [S|L] with a giant pink Braum 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 atacks from far distance he hits his target with his cape, if he is closer, he will punch him dealing +1 more damage!

Quotes

  • Rakan and Xayah 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.

Skins

RakanSquare.png Classic Rakan [S|L]
RakanSquare.png 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 Xayah Xayah, both travel Ionia to preserve Ionia's natural magic from being controlled by humans.
    • Rakan and Xayah Xayah fought Zed Zed and his Order of the Shadow to prevent them from harvesting a magical grove (sabotaging the Kashuri Armories, the creators of Jhin Jhin's Whisper.png Whisper and other firearms by using Ionia's abundant magic reserves, might be next)

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