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 (to blend in with humans)
  • Rakan has the lowest basic attack range amongst Ranged role ranged champions (300 units)
  • Rakan is Japanese rendition Arhat, and  Malayan for 'friend' / 'partner', and a variant of رُكُن (Arabic: 'corner', 'pillar')
  • 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.

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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