General

  • Veigar Veigar is one of several champions that can, in theory, infinitely increase a stat by using an ability. Veigar can continuously increase his ability power via his Phenomenal Evil Power.png Phenomenal Evil Power. The others are BardSquare.png BardCho'GathSquare.png Cho'Gath,KindredSquare.png Kindred, NasusSquare.png Nasus, SionSquare.png Sion, and ThreshSquare.png Thresh.
  • When Veigar uses his ultimate to kill an enemy champion, he will laugh malevolently.
  • Veigar possess the most laugh emotes of any champion, at 6.
  • Veigar is an Icelandic name, from Old Norse veig "strength" & herr "army". [1]

Development

  • Veigar is named after Veigar Bouius, who previously worked as the Senior QA Analyst for Riot games. He is "quite tall".
  • All of Veigar's skills (excluding Baleful Strike.png Baleful Strike) refer to space. Event Horizon.png Event Horizon a reference to the edge of a black hole, the point at which light cannot escape. Dark Matter.png Dark Matter a reference to the undetectable matter in space. Primordial Burst.png Primordial Burst a reference to the Big Bang, the prevailing cosmological model that explains the early development of the Universe. His old passive, Equilibrium.png Equilibrium, which means "Balance", is an important concept in stellar and orbital physics.
  • Veigar's appearance is similar to the Black Mage, a character from the Final Fantasy series.
  • Veigar's name has two pronunciations: /veɪ'ɡɚ/ (vey-ger) and /vī'ɡɑɹ/ (vai-gahr), the former being Riot's official pronunciation of his name. The latter is mostly used in Germanic-speaking countries and isn't considered incorrect.

Quotes

VeigarSquare.png Classic Veigar

  • VeigarSquare.png Veigar's quotes "I will swallow your soul!" and "Even now, your loved ones suffer!" are similar to quotes from The Evil Dead franchise.

VeigarSquare.png Final Boss Veigar

- Chrono Trigger

  • "Unimaginable is the power of Veigar!" - Magus (talking about Lavos, the last boss)
  • "The black wind howls." - Janus

- Diablo

  • "I will make weapons from your bones!" - Blacksmith
  • "Not even death can save you from me!" - Diablo

- Dragon Ball Z (anime)

  • "My power is over 9000!" - Vegeta
  • "This isn't even my final form!" - Frieza

- Final Fantasy

  • "Run! Run! Or you'll be well done!" - Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)
  • "I, Veigar, will knock you all down!" - Garland (Final Fantasy)
  • "I will create a monument to nonexistence!" - Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)
  • "The end draws near..." - Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)
  • "I'll... remember... this..." - Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)
  • "I am all-powerful!" - Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)

- Mortal Kombat

  • "Toasty!"
  • "Finish Them!"
  • "Weak, pathetic fools." - Shao Kahn

- Starcraft

  • "Vengeance shall be mine!" - Sarah Kerrigan
  • "Arcane launch detected!" - Starcraft Nuclear Launch.

- Star Fox

  • "Cocky little freaks!" - Sector Y boss
  • "I can't let you do that!" - Star Wolf

- Street Fighter

  • "Weakness is a disease and I am the cure." - Akuma
  • "My victory symbolizes the crumbling of justice." - M. Bison
  • "The feelings of terror only prove your inferiority!" - M. Bison
  • "Get lost, you can't compare with my powers!" - M. Bison

- The Legend of Zelda

  • "Hey! Listen!" - Navi (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • "Do you realize who you're dealing with?" - Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
  • "You are Error!" - Zelda 2 reference.
  • "You dare defy me?!" - Iron Knuckle (The Legend of Zelda CDi Games)

- Portal

  • "All the cake is gone!" - Portal reference
  • "Your entire life has been a mathematical error!" - GLaDOS

- X-Men

  • "Playtime has ended!" - Magneto (X-Men vs Street Fighter)
  • "Champions! Welcome to die!" - Magneto (X-Men Arcade)

- Others

  • "I will show you true power!" - Mass Effect (possibly). Shares this quote with XerathSquare.png Xerath.
  • "Annoying Champion is about to die!" - Gauntlet
  • "You and your friends are dead!" - Friday the 13th (NES Game, Game Over screen)
  • "A battle you have no chance of winning." - G-Man (Half-Life)
  • "I am invincible!" - GoldenEye
  • "Welcome to your doom!" - Altered Beast
  • "What is a champion? A miserable pile of pixels!" - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night reference
  • "I hunger!" - Sinistar
  • "Don't get mad! Get sadistic!" - Destroy All Humans!
  • "Join me or die!" - Warcraft III
  • "Somebody set up us the bomb!" - Zero Wings
  • "I have fury!" - Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga (said by Fawful)
  • "Would you kindly (Stop moving!)" - BioShock
  • "My strength is unparalleled!" - Ninetails (Mega Man X: Command Mission)
  • "Got a present for ya!" - Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars
  • "Quad Damage!" - Quake/Unreal Tournament
  • "It's no use!" - Silver (Sonic the Hedgehog (2006))
  • "Super effective!" - Pokémon
  • "You have fallen into my trap!" - Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • "Your journey ends here, hero!" - Fantasy Rivals
  • "Delete!" - Mega Man Battle Network, Death Note, or Cybermen (Doctor Who)
  • "Suffer like we did!" - Zeal (The House of the Dead/The Tipping of the Dead)
  • "My power grows!" - Majesty (stated when one of the player's Wizards levels up)
  • "Let's run it back!" - A "run back" is a general fighting game term for a rematch.
  • "Right where I want you!" - Millhouse Manastorm from World of Warcraft

Skins

VeigarSquare.png Classic Veigar [S|L]
  • He closely resembles the Black Mage from the Final Fantasy series.
VeigarSquare.png White Mage Veigar [S|L]
VeigarSquare.png Curling Veigar [S|L]
VeigarSquare.png Leprechaun Veigar [S|L]
VeigarSquare.png Veigar Greybeard [S|L]
VeigarSquare.png Superb Villain Veigar [S|L]
  • It changes Event Horizon.png Event Horizon particles into mechanic pyramid-like structures that resemble the claw on his hand.
  • VeigarSquare.png Superb Villain Veigar holds a scepter that closely resembles the "Runed Arcanite Rod" item in World of Warcraft.
  • Contrary to the belief of some of the community, this skin has nothing to do with the popular YouTube personality TotalBiscuit.[2]
  • He shares this theme with TeemoSquare.png Teemo, since he has one as a comic book super hero and he is also, in-lore, Veigar's nemesis.
VeigarSquare.png Bad Santa Veigar [S|L]
  • It is a possible reference to the Grinch, a green, hairy creature that stole every gift during Christmas.
  • It changes the particles of all of Veigar's spells; Baleful Strike.png Baleful Strike becomes a Christmas tree shaped cookie, Dark Matter.png Dark Matter becomes a breaking colored bauble, Event Horizon.png Event Horizon's area is marked by Christmas trees and lights, and Primordial Burst.png Primordial Burst becomes a wrapped present. The skin also features a Recall.png Recall animation where Veigar enters a chimney.
VeigarSquare.png Final Boss Veigar [S|L]
VeigarSquare.png Omega Squad Veigar [S|L]

Relations

  • The reason why Veigar Veigar was in Noxian prison was, according to reports from Noxian authorities, Veigar was amongst 'a handful' of yordles arrested for trading illegal goods in Noxus.
  • LuluSquare.png Lulu is friends with Veigar.
    • This might have been Riot's response to a fanfiction thread about their misadventures. According to Rivini (its author), Riot officially made them friends, AFTER the thread was created.
  • After his failed attempt to steal The Mothership, Veigar was shot down by TeemoSquare.png Teemo during his escape.
  • SyndraSquare.png Syndra thinks that Veigar is a laughable mage, but if she can get through the Yordle exterior, she may find Veigar to be worthy.

References

  1. G. Kroonen, Etymological dictionary of Proto-Germanic, p. 566, 211.
  2. Totalbiscuit's Twitter
  3. Arcade Veigar Polish announcement link reveal