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General

  • Vayne is one of 18 champions without a single Ability power icon ability power ratio on any ability: AatroxSquare Aatrox CamilleSquare Camille DariusSquare Darius DravenSquare Draven GarenSquare Garen IllaoiSquare Illaoi KalistaSquare Kalista KaynSquare Kayn KindredSquare Kindred KledSquare Kled OlafSquare Olaf PykeSquare Pyke RivenSquare Riven TalonSquare Talon UrgotSquare Urgot VayneSquare Vayne XayahSquare Xayah ZedSquare Zed.
  • Vayne is voiced by Nika Futterman.
  • Her given name Shauna is the Irish feminine derivative of Hebrew י(ה)חנון Y(eh)oḥanan "Yahweh is gracious" (cf. Seán), sharing root ḥ-n-n with AnnieSquare Annie.
    • Her surname Vayne comes from Old English fægen "glad" (> var. fain);[1]
    • This is coincidentally an aristocratic surname in real-life, as the Fanes are earls of Westmorland since 17th century.
  • Vayne's dance references gun fu, also known as the Gun Kata.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Silver Bolts Silver Bolts references werewolf fiction, possibly inspired by silver's & other heavy metals' antimicrobial properties.
  • Vayne is currently the only champion with an ability named the same as her title (Night Hunter Night Hunter).
  • As per her retconned lore, Vayne hunts and kills monsters, hybrids, shape-shifters, etc. not due to any ethical guidelines, but to satisfy her bloodlust, making her resemble Dexter Morgan, a fictional serial killer who mostly targets other morally deplorable murderers.
    • Similarly, Vayne & Dexter both developed Night Hunter killing urge after witnessing their respective parents being murdered (Vayne's father & mother; Dexter's mother).

Quotes

Vayne OriginalCircle Classic Vayne [S|L]
  • Vayne was the first champion to always play a quote upon learning an ability (Silver Bolts Silver Bolts).
  •  
    Vayne.move2
    e "On wings of night." resembles  
    Shyvana.move3
    e ShyvanaSquare "On wings of fury."
  •  
    Vayne.ult2
    e Final Hour "The die is cast." (Latin: Alea iacta est) paraphrases Julius Caesar, who quoted Menander ἀνερρίφθω κύβος "cast be the dice!".[2]
Vayne PROJECTCircle PROJECT Vayne [S|L]
  •  
    VayneProject.unknown215.a
    e "(Chuckle) That is the sound of inevitability." is similar to
    Caitlyn PulsefireCircle
    CaitlynPulsefire.attack27
     "This is the sound of inevitability."

Skins

Vayne OriginalCircle Classic Vayne [S|L]
Vayne VindicatorCircle Vindicator Vayne [S|L]
Vayne AristocratCircle Aristocrat Vayne [S|L]
Vayne DragonslayerCircle Dragonslayer Vayne [S|L]
Chromaskins Chromas: Green, Red, Silver
Vayne HeartseekerCircle Heartseeker Vayne [S|L]
Vayne SKTT1Circle SKT T1 Vayne [S|L]
Vayne ArclightCircle Arclight Vayne [S|L]
Vayne SoulstealerCircle Soulstealer Vayne [S|L]
Vayne PROJECTCircle PROJECT: Vayne [S|L]

Relations

References

  1. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, p. 872
  2. http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0059:entry=alea&highlight=esto