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General

Development

  • Vel'Koz was the first champion released in 2014.
  • Vel apparently derives from Proto-Into-European root *wel(w)- ('to turn, to coil;' whence Greek ἕλιξ helix and English whelk); Koz comes from one of the Eye of the Void's previous incarnations (a 'lava-dwelling kraken' called Koz, the Keeper of Secrets) [1], Koz may be a free rendition of Qos , from Semitic root q-w-s, meaning 'bent, curved.' So, his name's both elements seemingly allude to his coiling cephalopodic limbs.
  • Vel'Koz was going to have more humor in him (even be in on his own joke) before he became a creepy, amoral, heartless researcher.

Lore

  • Vel'Koz's lore is the first to be told in first person.
  • Vel'Koz's purpose is to gain Organic Deconstruction.png knowledge on Runeterra. Through Life Form Disintegration Ray.png disintegration.
  • Vel'Koz's eyes can be removed from his body (the largest can even fly, as seen when he dies)
  • Researched Eyeballing similarities between Vel'Koz and the Frozen Watchers lead credence to the idea they might be related.
    • The specifics are uncertain, but they imply the veil between Runeterra and the Void shattering in the Freljord and members of Vel'Koz's Voidborn species crossing into the frozen realm.
      • Adaptation (seeing as the Voidborn Diana Diana fought turned purple from pale after being exposed to Runeterra's atmosphere) was the key to their evolution, and the need for Iceborn 'subjects' and a subsequent 'empire' to conduct mass research on the world they landed in (much like Vel'Koz is doing at present)

Quotes

  • Vel'Koz and Rengar Rengar share the quote "Let's see what they're made of".

Skins

Vel&#039;KozSquare.png Classic Vel'Koz [S|L]
Vel&#039;KozSquare.png Battlecast Vel'Koz [S|L]
Vel&#039;KozSquare.png Arclight Vel'Koz [S|L]
Vel&#039;KozSquare.png Definitely Not Vel'Koz [S|L]

Relations

  • Vel'Koz, Cho&#039;Gath Cho'Gath, Kha&#039;Zix Kha'Zix, Kog&#039;Maw Kog'Maw, and Rek&#039;Sai Rek'Sai each belong to different member species of the collective known as the Voidborn.
    • Kassadin Kassadin seeks to keep the Voidborn from crossing over to Runeterra and thus is his enemy (and a nice research subject)
      • Malzahar Malzahar on the other hand seeks to facilitate the crossing and thus is his ally (Vel'Koz is no stranger to killing other Voidborn who might destroy his research materials, though)
  • Vel'Koz is searching for Zilean Zilean, believing him to hold the ultimate knowledge, for the Chrono Keeper has seen the world in both its past and future states.


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