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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


Skins

  • Classic Skin
  • Boneclaw Shyvana

Trivia

  • Shyvana was designed by Coronach.[1]
  • Shyvana is voiced by Karen Strassman, Who also voices  Cassiopeia,  Fiora,  Zyra, and  Elise.
  • Shyvana's ultimate,  Dragon's Descent, is the only non-toggle champion ability in the game that is not cooldown based.
  • Shyvana's dance is from the music video RIVER by the Japanese idol group AKB48. A side-by-side comparison of the dance can be seen here.
  • Shyvana's lore was changed after release, removing references to being attacked by a mob and instead having  Jarvan IV save her from the wrath of the dragons. This change was done because it was felt that the original lore did not make it sensible for her to join Demacia.
    • Her lore was changed once more to have Shyvana simply team up with  Jarvan IV on the similar goal of slaying the dragon that killed Shyvana's father.
  • Shyvana was the first champion since  Kog'Maw to not receive a League Judgement. With the exception of  Varus, no other champion since then has received a Judgement either.
  • Shyvana's rage system was mislabeled as "Dragon's Blood" on her mechanics preview.
  • Shyvana is the third champion to feature a physical transformation ability, the others being  Nidalee and  Swain released before her, and  Zyra and  Elise released after her.
    • Shyvana's transformation looks more like a wyvern than a traditional dragon, as dragons are supposed to have 4 legs and 2 wings, while wyverns only have 2 legs and 2 wings.

Quotes

  • Shyvana's quote, "The quiet before battle.", is similar to the popular idiom "The calm before the storm."
  • Shyvana's quote, "On wings of fury.", is similar to Vayne's quote, "On wings of night."

Skins

Ironscale Shyvana

  • It is a reference to the scale armour worn by warriors of different cultures.
  • Scale armor is often associated with dragons in various fantasy genres. This is most likely due to how the individual metal scales are overlapped with each other, resembling the fictional scales of a dragon.

Ice Drake Shyvana

  • The dragon form bears a resemblance to Kyurem from the Pokémon franchise.
  • It is a community requested skin, fan named  Whiteout Shyvana, the original  Whiteout Shyvana however, was more focused on the white colors than on the actual cold theme that  Ice Drake Shyvana has. The original thread can be found here.

Relations

  • Moved by Shyvana's plight,  Jarvan IV assisted her in slaying the mighty dragon that killed her father. After the battle, Jarvan IV offered Shyvana a place as a noble warrior in the ranks of the Demacian Elite Guard. Out of gratitude and necessity, Shyvana accepted.
  •  Garen views Shyvana with disapproval due to her lack of discipline and self-control. Among Demacians, Shyvana gets along with  Xin Zhao best, after Jarvan.[2]
  • Shyvana is curious and (probably) envious of  Nidalee's freedom and her balance between her human and animal forms, and doesn't understand  Ahri's desire to become fully human. Shyvana hates being turned into a squirrel by  Lulu. Shyvana sees  Twitch and  Zyra as no more than a snack and something to burn, respectively.[3]
  •  Galio is a friend of Shyvana's and it is implied that his wisdom has a calming effect on her rage.[4]

References

  1. Who designed Shyvana?
  2. Creative Design AMA - Shyvana, the Half-Dragon
  3. Creative Design AMA - Shyvana, the Half-Dragon
  4. Creative Design AMA - Shyvana, the Half-Dragon

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