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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 XayahSquare 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 and XayahSquare Xayah's dual recall animation is divided into three sections, an intro, a middle section, and then an outro. The whole sequence would take 8 seconds if Rakan and Xayah recalled at the exact same time, while the intro and the outro are both (2 seconds). The system will always play the intro, then it will always play the outro when there is 2 seconds left in the animation, regardless of how long the middle section has played for. This means that the characters will blend from whatever position they are in, to the first pose of the outro part of the sequence.[1]
  • Rakan, AzirSquare Azir, KayleSquare Kayle, ThreshSquare Thresh and Vel'KozSquare Vel'Koz are the only Ranged role ranged champions who don't use projectiles for their basic attacks.
  • 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 Thresh SSWCircle SSW Thresh [S|L] with a giant pink BraumSquare Braum mustache for wings.[2]
  • 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.
  • Rakan's dance references Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • When Rakan basic attacks from a far distance he hits his target with his cape, if he is closer, he will punch them instead.
    • At release, Rakan had a hidden passive: he also dealt 1 more physical damage with his punches.[3]
  • During development he was simply called Duo Support.
    • XayahSquare Xayah's was instead called Duo Carry.
  • His name resembles the Malay noun rakan "friend, relative";
  • It is confirmed that Rakan has ADHD or ADD , due to his in-game voice lines/interactions, and the short story linked to his bio.
    • This was established by the writer for Rakan, who explained that they indirectly gave Rakan ADHD through piecing parts of their personality together, as well as events from their friends and family, to create him.

Quotes

  • Rakan and XayahSquare Xayah share unique interactions depending on the situation.
    • Both are the first champions to feature ping-related lines.
  • His pick quote "Let's dance!" is a reference to the eponymous song by David Bowie.
  • "The only way to understand magic is to plunge into it, move with it, dance and dance!" is similar to the quote "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance" by the British speaker and mystic Alan Watts, whose teachings included philosophies similar to the ones found in Rakan's quotes.
  • "We are seen dancing and thought insane - by those who can't hear the music" references a famous quote by Friedrich Nietzsche.
  • "When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story" and "Challenge accepted!" references 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!" is a 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 reference to the song Feedback by Kanye West.

Skins

Rakan OriginalCircle Classic Rakan [S|L]
Rakan CosmicDawnCircle Cosmic Dawn Rakan [S|L]
Rakan SweetheartCircle Sweetheart Rakan [S|L]
Rakan SSGCircle SSG 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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