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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia

  • Classic Tahm Kench Skingallerybutton
    09-Jul-2015
  • Master Chef Tahm Kench Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 09-Jul-2015
  • Urf Kench Skingallerybutton
    750 RP / 01-Apr-2016

Trivia

Development
  • Tahm Kench Tahm Kench was designed by Zenon.[1]
  • His in-development nicknames were 'Fish Tank', 'Fez Tank', and 'Two-coats'.[2]
  • He is voiced by Pat Duke.
  • He spent seven months in development.[3]
  • Tahm is an Estonian word for "ash", as well as the pronunciation of the Hebrew word for "taste" (טָעַם). A kench is a bin in which fish and animal skins are salted, and Middle-English for "loud laughter".
Lore
  • Tahm Kench Tahm Kench represents the foibles of mankind.
    • His appearance and name changes from culture to culture, person to person. His current form is linked with Bilgewater.[4]
    • His current name, Tahm Kench, is the name of the Gambler that came from Bilgewater. The actual demon spirit had no personal name of its own. It is the embodiment of the person's actual inner flaws.[5]
    • His names have been carved into Runeterra's history exactly like Aatrox Aatrox, but Tahm is too much of a gentleman to make a fuss about it.[6]
      • While Aatrox represents the embodiment of mankind's thirst for bloodshed, Tahm represents the flaws of an individual.
  • Tahm is able to eat whatever he wants, but his appetites are specific. The bargains he makes enable him to get what he truly wants.[7]
  • When he dances, he will use his tongue to play the tune of the song he hums in The River King.[8]


General
  • Tahm Kench Tahm Kench is the first melee champion with a base attack range of 200. Mordekaiser Mordekaiser also gained 200 base attack range after Juggernauts update.
    • This gives him and Mordekaiser Mordekaiser the highest base attack range of any melee champion.
  • He is one of few champions who can CC themselves, along with VarusSquare.png Varus, ViSquare.png Vi, Xerath Xerath, RumbleSquare.png Rumble, SionSquare.png Sion, ZiggsSquare.png Ziggs, BlitzcrankSquare.png Blitzcrank, CaitlynSquare.png Caitlyn and LissandraSquare.png Lissandra.
  • A popular theory among the community was that the Gambler and the Bride in Tahm's teaser trailer were Twisted FateSquare.png Twisted Fate and EvelynnSquare.png Evelynn, with respect to their lore as well as thematic and visual similarity, respectively (Twisted Fate is the Gambler and Evelynn has arm-tassels).
    • However, it has been confirmed that the Gambler is not Twisted FateSquare.png Twisted Fate.[9]
    • Interestingly though, Twisted Fate's official League of Legends article has been updated to show blank playing cards, with the card in hand updated to use a cursive script of currently unknown meaning.[10]
  • Prior to his release, whenever a player laughed in the river of Summoner's Rift, one could hear Tahm laugh in answer. This worked only once per match, and could only be heard by the person who triggered it.


Tahm KenchSquare.png Master Chef Tahm Kench [S|L]
Tahm KenchSquare.png Urf Kench [S|L]

Relations

  • The current demon's appearance is the embodiment the Gambler's, Tahm Kench's, foibles.
  • Tahm Kench Tahm Kench knows a lot of champions, both as fellows and adversaries (some that get consumed by their inner demons, and those that overcome them).
    • All Yordles have encountered him at various times. This is because of their race's specific nature that makes them more perceptible to inner demons when socially outcast. When not, they are hard to be manipulated, which is why almost all Yordles are seen by this demon as rivals.[12]
  • He seems to be on friendly terms with, or at least respects Aatrox Aatrox. This might be because both like to manipulate mankind for personal gain, but also because Tahm Kench Tahm Kench himself is also something of a timeless entity in Runeterra's history.

Media

Main Theme
Tahm Kench League Of Legends Login Screen With Music03:33

Tahm Kench League Of Legends Login Screen With Music

Log-in screen

Tahm Kench's Theme

Tahm Kench The River King03:44

Tahm Kench The River King

Tahm Kench Cinematic

Tahm Kench Champion Spotlight08:14

Tahm Kench Champion Spotlight

Champion Spotlight

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