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General

  • Soraka was one of the champions available in the Ionian pool during the Ionia vs. Noxus match. She was one of the selected champions.
    • Soraka was in the previous Ionian versus Noxus match and had apparently performed quite poorly.
  • In the Mac launch video, there is a banana in the weapons cabinet. This is a homage to Soraka's autoattack particle, whose look has often been compared to a banana.
  • Soraka's dance is a reference to a commercial for Chiquita bananas, as seen here.
  • In the U.R.F game mode (available in April 2014), Soraka was deemed overpowered/obnoxious, and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.
  • Soraka's ability Wish could be a reference to the high-level mage spell "Wish" in Dungeons & Dragons. One of the functions of the Wish spell is to heal the entire party, which is very much alike to Soraka's ability.

Development

  • Soraka is voiced by Lisa Lindsley, who also voices KayleSquare Kayle.
  • Soraka is the romaji spelling of Japanese 空香 "celestial fragrance",[1] a reference to Soraka's celestial nature.
  • Soraka's ability icons have been changed twice, the first time for her visual update and the second time for her gameplay update.
  • Soraka was designed by RIOT Takai, later fired as a Riot Games employee but still continued to play League Of Legends under the Summoner Name AlaDeLaColt

Quotes

  • Soraka's new joke, "Yes, that was a banana. *giggles* No-one expects the banana!" is a reference to the community nickname for her conspicuous autoattack projectile. The second part of the joke may also be a reference to the Monty Python sketch The Spanish Inquisition notable for the catchphrase "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition".
    • This could also be a reference to the 'banana kill' meme that is used in tournaments and other live events, where an "unexpected" last autoattack by Soraka kills off an enemy and the crowd goes wild about and/or the commentators commentate on how the last banana got the kill.
  • Soraka shares a quote with Lee SinSquare Lee Sin, "Where am I needed?"

Skins

SorakaSquare Classic Soraka [S|L]
  • Classic skin changed color depending which team she was on. Her jacket was either pink or yellow.
  • The Chinese version of Soraka's Classic skin is the background image of the "Utility" section in the mastery pages.
SorakaSquare Dryad Soraka [S|L]
  • This skin is based on the dryad, a nymph of the trees (specifically oak trees) from Greek mythology.
  • She may be referencing the Dryads from World of Warcraft.
SorakaSquare Divine Soraka [S|L]
  • This skin is intended to show her appearance before she fell from grace by using her powers offensively.
SorakaSquare Celestine Soraka [S|L]
  • Soraka had an unreleased skin under the name "Battle Priestess Soraka".[2] It was remade into SorakaSquare Celestine Soraka [S|L].
  • Celestine Soraka is likely a reference to white mages from the Final Fantasy series.
SorakaSquare Reaper Soraka [S|L]
  • Contrary to popular beliefs, this skin was not released for 2014 Harrowing. Rather, it was released after the Harrowing as a separate skin.[3][4][5]
  • The skin references Santa Muerte.
  • She has the scythe that Death is usually depicted to be wielding rather than her usual staff.
  • This skin may resemble Mistress Death from the Marvel Earth 616 universe.
  • She also resembles Raven from the DC universe.
  • She shares this theme with KarthusSquare Grim Reaper Karthus [S|L] and HecarimSquare Reaper Hecarim [S|L].
SorakaSquare Order of the Banana Soraka [S|L]
  • She celebrates April Fools' Day 2015.
  • This skin is a reference to the ever-popular community joke of Soraka auto-attacking with Bananas.
  • It is also a reference to Carmen Miranda, more commonly known as Chiquita Banana lady.
SorakaSquare Program Soraka [S|L]
SorakaSquare Star Guardian Soraka [S|L]

Relations

  • SorakaSquare Soraka knows of the BardSquare Bard, and as a Celestial Being, she has deeper ties with him as well.[6]
  • In the previous lore, Soraka was deceived by WarwickSquare Warwick in his attempt to rip her heart out.
  • Soraka was responsible for reviving a nearly deceased IreliaSquare Irelia during the Noxian invasion of Ionia. She did so by binding her life force to her hiten blades.
  • Due to KarthusSquare Karthus being a being that embodies death and Soraka being a celestial deity of life, they are both rivals; this is reflected in both of their ultimate abilities: Karthus damages all enemy champions, while Soraka heals all ally champions.


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