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Trivia

  • Yasuo was designed by CertainlyT.
  • Yasuo is voiced by Liam O'Brien.[1]
  • Yasuo means "honest or peaceful one" in Japanese.
    • Yasuo is not his birth name. He was given this new name when he joined the sword school in an effort to steady his wild nature.
  • Yasuo's appearance is most likely a reference to Musashi Miyamoto, a historical Japanese swordsman and wandering samurai. The facial appearance and ponytail in particular are very similar to popular artistic portrayals of Miyamoto, and his combat style is similar to Miyamoto's prior to his creation of his famous twin-sword style.
    • Yasuo's techniques and animations bear resemblance to Haoumaru, a sake-loving warrior from the game series Samurai Spirits/Samurai Shodown, who in turn is also based on Musashi Miyamoto.
      • This is further supported by Yasuo's taunt and joke animations; one of them involve spitting his drink on his blade, which Haoumaru also does to "bless it" before battle.
  • Yasuo also bears a resemblance to Mitsurugi from the Soul Calibur series.
  • Yasuo also bears a striking resemblance to the character Kibagami Jubei of Ninja Scroll, aside from the looks: both are wanderers who are famed for their swordsmanship and unusual wind techniques.
  • Yasuo speaks a dialect of ancient Ionian. It’s related to the dialect that  Karma speaks, but is not the same dialect.

Quotes

  • Yasuo's quote "Ninjas... I hate those guys." is similar to Ezreal's quote "Noxians... I hate those guys".
  • Yasuo's special taunt when near Master Yi "Wuju? No, I wouldn't." is a reference to the latter's joke "Wuju... pass me that potion?".
  • Yasuo's quote "No one is promised tomorrow!" might be a reference to Clint Eastwood's "Tomorrow is promised to no one!".
  • His quote "A wanderer isn't always lost" could be a reference to J. R. R. Tolkien's "Not all who wander are lost" line from the poem "All that is gold does not glitter".
  • The quote "No cure for fools" is a possible reference to the film Yojimbo, in which the protagonist played by Toshiro Mifune cites a very similar line.

Skins

  • High Noon Yasuo skin is inspired by "The classic spaghetti Westerns directed by Sergio Leone". These films were, in turn, inspired by the very same classic Japanese samurai films upon which Yasuo's core concept is based.
  • High Noon Yasuo wields a gunblade, albeit one that retains the blade of his katana.

Relations

  • Yasuo is searching for the true murderer of the Elder he is believed to have killed -- someone who has mastered the wind technique as he has.
    • Riot's champion page for  Riven shows a link for Yasuo added to her rivals section. Yasuo also has a special quote against her: "Which weighs more, Riven? Your blade, or your past?" indicating that she may have been the killer. This is also referenced in his quote "Wait, that technique... huh.", indicating that she is also trained to use the wind as a weapon. This is reflected in the name of her second ultimate, Wind Slash.
  • Yasuo has been branded a traitor and is hunted by the other warriors of Ionia. No specific champions have been named, however.

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