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  • Shen is written 慎 shèn [ʂə̃n˥˩] "caution" in Chinese localization.
    • From Old Chinese *dins < *tin "true" (> 真 zhēn [ʈ͡ʂə̃n˥])[1]
  • Shen was the first champion to use energy as a resource for abilities.
  • Neither him nor ZedSquare Zed reveal their faces in any of their skins, unlike AkaliSquare Akali (All-Star, Nurse, Blood Moon) and KennenSquare Kennen (Karate, M. D.)
  • Shen's dance references Tai chi.
  • Shen is the first dark-themed Ionian champion, before VarusSquare Varus, SyndraSquare Syndra, ZedSquare Zed, JhinSquare Jhin, XayahSquare Xayah, & KaynSquare Kayn (Noxian-born).
  • Shen, PantheonSquare Pantheon, and Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate were the first to have a global-range teleport ability.
    • After the other two's were heavily changed Shen remained the only one left with such an ability until Rek&#039;SaiSquare Rek'Sai was released.



Shen OriginalCircle Classic Shen [S|L]
Shen YellowJacketCircle Yellow Jacket Shen [S|L]
Shen FrozenCircle Frozen Shen [S|L]
Shen SurgeonCircle Surgeon Shen [S|L]
Shen BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Shen [S|L]
Shen WarlordCircle Warlord Shen [S|L]
Shen TPACircle TPA Shen [S|L]


  • Shen leads the remnants of the Kinkou Order.
    • Together with AkaliSquare Akali and KennenSquare Kennen he enforces balance between Runeterra and the spirit world.
      • The Kinkou are at war with ZedSquare Zed and his Order of Shadow.
        • Even though the Master of Shadows killed Lord Kusho (Shen's father) the Eye of Twilight is torn between avenging him and enforcing equilibrium, but of course, his duty takes precedent.
  • Lord Kusho, Shen, and ZedSquare Zed were responsible for capturing and imprisoning JhinSquare Khada Jhin.
    • Shen inherited his title and Twilight Assault spirit blade from his father.
    • Later on, when Jhin was set free again, Zed sought out Shen in order to inform him about Jhin's reappearance and to team up with him to stop him. Shen, despite still wishing to avenge his father's death, accepted the truce for the greater good.


  1. Schuessler, A. ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese, p. 610, 42-50