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General

  • Taric comes from طارق Arabic Ṭariq "striker" < Semitic root ṭ-r-q "to strike".[1]
    • Ṭariq later underwent semantic shift from "striker" to "One knocking at the door; wayfarer, traveller by night" and thus "star".
  • Singed SurferCircle Surfer Singed [S|L] carries a giant bottle of 'TaricSquare old Taric's Tropical Tan' sunscreen.

Development

TaricSquare old2 Taric, the Gem Knight [S|L]


TaricSquare Taric, the Shield of Valoran [S|L]

Lore

  • Aurelion SolSquare Aurelion Sol dropped the hint Taric is a Mount Targon Crest icon Targonian Aspect before he was relaunched as such ("TaricSquare You're an Aspect? Let me guess: tackiness.")
    • The Protector is the source of Taric's power, and produces his gems.[2]
  • Taric is not of Demacia Crest icon Demacian nobility, but his family has a long military history of serving the crown.
    • Except Taric, the rest of his household (at least to GarenSquare Garen) still swears allegiance to king and country.

Quotes

  •  
    Taric.tauntJinx01
    "Shine on, JinxSquare you crazy diamond" might be referencing the eponymous song by Pink Floyd.
  • "I find all life beautiful" might be referencing Rose Quartz from Steven Universe.
  •  
    Taric.joke10
    "Gems are truly, truly, truly outrageous." might be referencing the eponymous song from Jem.
    • A side-by-side comparison of his pre-rework form saying this can be seen here.
  •  
    Taric.move12
    "I have seen the light too clearly to ever fear the darkness." might be referencing Galileo Galilei ("I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.")
  • Taric shares quotes with:
    • Taric OriginalCircle
      Taric.useHealthPotion01
       
      Draven OriginalCircle
      Draven.move10
        "Smooth."

Skins

Taric OriginalCircle Classic Taric [S|L]
Taric EmeraldCircle Emerald Taric [S|L]
Taric ArmoroftheFifthAgeCircle Armor of the Fifth Age Taric [S|L]
Taric BloodstoneCircle Bloodstone Taric [S|L]
Taric PoolPartyCircle Pool Party Taric [S|L]

Relations

  • GarenSquare Garen was Taric's lifelong friend. His nobility status allowed him to keep Taric safe from being accused of high treason and executed.
    • But even Garen (who still believed in Taric but deep down thought he was wasting his talents by fooling around) turned on Taric after Voidborn killed the Shield of Valoran's men, resulting in his banishment and sentence to the Crown of Stone by Jarvan IVSquare the Might of Demacia himself.
  • Taric appreciates the beauty in all things (SonaSquare music, SkarnerSquare life) His role as Aspect of the Protector, and especially past experiences, have made Void Crest icon The Void his enemy.

References