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Champion Background Strategy Skins & Trivia


Skins

  • Classic Skin Skingallerybutton
    13-Jul-2010
  • Commando Xin Zhao Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 13-Jul-2010
  • Imperial Xin Zhao Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 13-Jul-2010
  • Viscero Xin Zhao Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 22-Nov-2010
  • Winged Hussar Xin Zhao Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 26-Sep-2011
  • Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao Skingallerybutton
    1350 RP / 8-Feb-2013

  • Classic Skin
  • Classic Skin 2
  • Commando Xin Zhao
  • Imperial Xin Zhao
  • Viscero Xin Zhao
  • Winged Hussar Xin Zhao

Trivia

  • Xin Zhao was designed by Geeves.
  • Xin Zhao was released concurrently with Season One.
  • Xin Zhao is voiced by Richard Epcar.
  • Xin Zhao has one of the longest base auto attack ranges out of all the melee champions, tied with JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV, WukongSquare.png Wukong, FizzSquare.png Fizz, NautilusSquare.png Nautilus, HecarimSquare.png Hecarim, and YasuoSquare.png Yasuo.
  • In the Chinese version of the game, Xin Zhao's name is rendered as Zhao Xin (赵信), as Chinese names are written with their family name first. In Traditional Chinese and in Japanese, the name would be written as 趙信, while being pronounced as "Choushin" via on'yomi.
    • His name Xin (信) means "faith" or "trust" in Chinese.
    • "Zhao" in Chinese is a unique character, only usable as a last name. However, it is mainly due to being written in Simplified Chinese. The Traditional version of the character is written as 趙, which can also be used in Japanese, which literally means "nimble".
    • He shares the family name of Zhao Yun (赵云), a famous general during the Three Kingdoms Era and a friend of Liu Bei. Like Yun, he uses a spear as weapon.
    • He may also be named after Zhao Xin, a Han general.
    • Xin Zhao is the only champion that references Asian culture but does not belong to Ionia.

Quotes

  • XinZhaoSquare.png Xin Zhao's joke is a reference to the question, "What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?" This in turn is a reference to the Chinese word Maodun, 矛盾 (lit. spear and shield) which means "Contradiction".
  • In the French version of the game, XinZhaoSquare.png Xin Zhao's /joke is different. It is a reference to The Blue Lotus of The Adventures of Tintin comic book series.
  • In the German version of the game, XinZhaoSquare.png Xin Zhao's /joke translates to: "Find me an immovable object, so that I can bury you under it!"
  • In the Italian version of the game, XinZhaoSquare.png Xin Zhao's /joke is different, and can be translated to "Give me a spear, and i'll move the world"; it is a reference to Archimedes, the ancient greek physicist.

Skins

XinZhaoSquare.png Imperial Xin Zhao [S|L]
  • It is likely a reference to the famed Chinese general Zhao Yun, whom Xin Zhao shares many characteristics with.
XinZhaoSquare.png Viscero Xin Zhao [S|L]
  • It is a reference to his time as a gladiator fighting in the Noxian arena, The Fleshing.
  • He shares this theme with JaxSquare.png Jax and DravenSquare.png Draven.
XinZhaoSquare.png Winged Hussar Xin Zhao [S|L]
  • It is a commemorative skin created to celebrate the launch of League of Legend's Polish servers.
  • Polish hussars were a type of cavalry fielded by Poland, and later by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the XVI and XVII century. They were famed for their deadly charges.
XinZhaoSquare.png Commando Xin Zhao [S|L]
XinZhaoSquare.png Warring Kingdoms Xin Zhao [S|L]
  • It is a homage to Koei's design of Zhao Yun from Dynasty Warriors, a game based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
  • Coincidentally, Richard Epcar, Xin Zhao's voice actor, has done a few roles in the Koei Warriors franchise, namely Shingen Takeda in the first Samurai Warriors game and its expansion, but more so Dong Zhuo ever since Dynasty Warriors 4.
  • He shares this theme with JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV and TryndamereSquare.png Tryndamere, with all three referenced characters being featured in the Koei Warriors franchise.

Relations

  • Xin Zhao was saved from Noxian imprisonment by JarvanIVSquare.png Jarvan IV grandfather, Jarvan Lightshield the Second.

References

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