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General

  • Tristana's ability "Rocket Jump" is a reference to rocket jumping in FPS Arena games (like Quake) which allows oneself mobility by using a RPG or any other rocket launcher to accelerates one's jump.
  • Tristana's ability Buster Shot is a reference to the attack used by Megaman.
  • Tristana has the fourth longest possible basic attack range in the game at 669 range at level 18, right after JinxSquare Jinx's Switcheroo! Fishbones at rank 4/5, Kog'MawSquare Kog'Maw when he uses his Bio-Arcane Barrage Bio-Arcane Barrage, which grants him an auto attack range of 710, and TwitchSquare Twitch when he uses Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat which grants him an auto attack range of 850 but changes his attacks to skillshots.
  • You can start to Recall during TristanaSquare Tristana's Rocket Jump Rocket Jump without interruption.
  • Tristana has an unreleased skin titled, Arm Cannon Tristana. Its game files were added into the Wukong Patch but it was never made public. A video showing this skin can be found here.
  • Her old dance might be a reference to the dance done by the Lilties during the year end dance in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, seen here.
    • Her new dance is a typical soldier's stationary marching, including a song that has very typical soldiers' approach.

Development

  • Tristana was designed by Colt 'Ezreal' Hallam.
  • Tristana after her Visual Update is voiced by a YouTuber, Elspeth Eastman.
  • Tristana bears a strong resemblance to her likely inspiration the main character from the Tank Girl series.
  • Her name comes from Insular Celtic *Drust, from Proto-Celtic *daru- "oak" (cf. English tree)[1], *drus- "break" [2], or *trusto- "noise" [3]

Quotes

  • Her quote "Is that a rocket in your pocket?" is a variant of Mae West's famed quote.
  • She shares a Quote with ViSquare Vi: "Nope".
    • That quote may also be a reference to the video Nope.avi
  • Her quote "Orders are more like guidelines, really." is possibly a reference to Captain Barbossa's quote; "the code is more what you'd call 'guidelines' than actual rules" from The Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Her quote "Blast em'" is a possible reference to stormtroopers from the "Star Wars" franchise.
  • In the Italian version, her quote "Cannon ball" is sung as the song "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus.
  • The quote "Once a Bandle gunner, always a Bandle gunner!" might refer to Arsenal FC (whose nickname is The Gunners) and their saying "Once a gunner, always a gunner".
  • She shares a quote with Rumble: "Now we're cooking!".
  • She shares "Bombs away!" with Corki.
  • "Ooh, look! I'm a shock trooper!" is a pun on electricity and shock troops.
  • In the BR server, Tristana has a quote referencing Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

Skins

TristanaSquare Riot Girl Tristana [S|L]
TristanaSquare Firefighter Tristana [S|L]
  • Her outfit resembles the standard firefighter attire. She also carries a fire extinguisher on her back.
    • Boomer appears to be a customized firefighter hose.
TristanaSquare Guerilla Tristana [S|L]
TristanaSquare Buccaneer Tristana [S|L]
TristanaSquare Dragon Trainer Tristana [S|L]
  • Her skin is a reference to Hiccup and Toothless, from "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise.
    • Additionally, some quotes are taken from the same franchise.
  • Her dragon companion is named Riggle.
  • In her splash art, both are sitting by a forest which resembles the Summoner's Rift, which Tristana likely pointing at some DragonSquare drakes.
    • Moreover, it is possible that Riggle might be in the hatchling stage of the Infernal Drake.
  • She shares this theme with LuluSquare Dragon Trainer Lulu [S|L].
TristanaSquare Bewitching Tristana [S|L]
TristanaSquare Omega Squad Tristana [S|L]

Relations

  • Tristana and TeemoSquare Teemo became close friends after joining the League, though she ignores any questions pertaining to a blossoming romance with him.
  • It is suggested from the Journal of Justice that RumbleSquare Rumble has a crush on Tristana, and therefore named his mechanical robot "Tristy".

References

  1. Rhys, Guto (2015) Approaching the Pictish language: historiography, early evidence and the question of Pritenic, p. 223
  2. http://www.wales.ac.uk/Resources/Documents/Research/CelticLanguages/EnglishProtoCelticWordList.pdf, p. 17
  3. Matasovic, An etymological lexicon of Proto-Celtic, p. 261