Galio / Curiosities

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Joel Fulleda
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Summary

  • 1 General
  • 2 Lore
  • 3 sentences
  • 4 Aspects
  • 5 Relationships
  • 6 References

General

  • Galio is voiced by Beto Castillo in LATAM and by Juan Carlos Lozano in EUW, who is also voiced by Brand, Jax, Sion y Viktor.
Galio, the Guardian's Sadness
  • Galio is apparently short for Galileo, after the rebirth of the Pisan polymos.
    • The name means "man from Galilee", ultimately from the Semitic root gl "roll". [1]
  • Galio's dance references Beauty and the Beast by Walt Disney.
Galio, the Colossus
  • Galio retains his dance after his redesign, which references Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
  • Refers to your previous alias while attacking a  Blue Guardian: "Are you a guardian? I am a guardian! We should fight!"
    • However, in this case, this interaction has literal implications: Galio is a textbook definition guardian for Demacia, and Galio perhaps shares similar origins with the Blue Guardian, both are rock beings / minerals empowered / alive by magic. .

Lore

  • It was built sometime between 667 and 704 years ago, created during the early years of the kingdom.
    • Its construction took two years, from the commissioning of Durand for the project until its official inauguration.
  • On the slopes of the Greenfang Mountains, a group of Demacian soldiers were struck by a barrage of arcane magic projected by a powerful group of Noxian war mages. It was here that Galio absorbed the magic that emanated and woke up for the first time.
  • Galio normally stands on a pedestal (said to be somehow alongside and straddling) the Memorial Trail miles south, away from the main road that apparently leads to the last North Demacian city gate. At certain times of the year, the Memorial Trail is flooded with travelers who make pilgrimages to the colossus, paying homage to the symbol of Demacian determination.
  • According to the quote in the game Swain "His secrets died with his sculptor." and then explained in the biography of Sylas and the subsequent Lux: Number 2, Galio perks up once the petricite within him has absorbed enough magic that it was Durand's design intent.
  • Birds often nest in Gallio's crown. Apparently, it does not simply have the appearance of eyes that you use to see, but rather physical eyeballs that move in their sockets. [2]
  • Galio's height is 25 meters. [3]

Phrases

Galio, the Guardian's Sadness
  • "Two birds with one stone? Have you met my parents?" is a reference to the saying 'kill two birds with one stone'.
Galio Cerberus
  • "Dead men don't tell tales? May they ... never be quiet" is a reference to the saying 'dead men don't tell tales.'
Gallium
  • "I came to chew gum and kick my butt, and I'm completely insane" is a reference to the 1988 film They Live in which the main character walks into a bench with a pump action shotgun and says "I've come here to chewing gum and kicking butt, and I don't have gum anymore. "
    • It is also a reference to Duke Nukem with the quote "It's time to kick butt and chew gum, and I ran out of gum."
  • "From the frozen loom! Whatever it is." is a reference to the famous quote "For the Frozen Throne!" spoken by numerous characters in WarCraft III.

Aspects

Gallium
  • A Demacian city can be seen in the background.
Haunted Galio
  • Haunted Galio
    • It could be referencing Chernabog from Fantasia by Walt Disney.
Gallium Hextech
  • This skin shares the Hextech theme with:
    • Alistar Hextech
    • Amumu Hextech
    • Anivia Hextech
    • Annie Hextech
    • Janna Hextech
    • Jarvan IV Hextech
    • Kassadin Hextech
    • Kog'Maw Hextech
    • Malzahar Hextech
    • Nocturne Hextech
    • Poppy Hextech
    • Rammus Hextech
    • Renekton Hextech
    • Sejuani Hextech
    • Singed Hextech
    • Sion Hextech
    • Swain Hextech
    • Tristana Hextech
    • Ziggs Hextech
  • It looks like The Iron Giant.
  • It could be referencing 9 and / or Clank from Ratchet & Clank.
  • In the first concepts for illustration, the leg of Camille was present and he was holding Annie in your hands.
  • Gallium Hextech
    • You can see a mask of Galio Cerberus in the background of his illustration.
Galio Commando
  • This skin shares the Command theme with:
    • Garen Commando
    • Jarvan IV Commando
    • Lux Command
    • Xin Zhao Comando
    • Tristana Guerrillera
    • Gangplank of Special Forces
  • Refers to an Imperial Guard (specifically Ogryn) from Warhammer 40,000.
  • His outfit resembles that of Chris Redfield from Resident Evil.
Galio Cerberus
  • This aspect shares the theme Demons with:
    • I saw demonic
    • Little Demon Tristana
  • He resembles Illidan Stormrage from Warcraft, Hellboy from Dark Horse Comics, and a Bloodthirster from Warhammer 40,000.
  • Their bosses are Little Teemon and Kindred.
  • It is the third non-comic legendary look, behind Vladimir Lord of Blood and Tryndamere Espademonium.
  • Their various interactions are references to the Nine Circles of Inferno Hell.
  • On the BR server, this skin used to be called Hell Galio. Now that Galio has a real fire-themed Infernal aspect, he changed his name to "Galio Guardião das Trevas" (Portuguese for "Galio Guardian of Darkness").
    • A more accurate Portuguese translation of the original name would be "Galio Guardião do Portão".
Galio gallardo
  • This skin shares the Galante theme with:
    • Ezreal Gallardo
    • Jayce Gallardo
    • I saw Galante
  • He is interacting with other gargoyles (probably also created by Durand) while drinking what appears to be a Mana potion from a flask of Potion of Life and holds a Mario coin.
  • He could be referencing Vito Corleone from The Godfather.
  • He and the background seem to have been influenced by Art Deco.
Kikiri Gallio
Chromas: Aquamarine, Catseye, Citrine, Meteorite, Rose Quartz, Ruby
  • This skin shares the Culinary Masters theme with:
    • Pantheon Baker
    • Barbecue lioness
    • Olaf Butcher
    • Tahm Kench Master Chef
    • Pizzivir
    • Akali Sashimi
    • morgana succulence sinful
  • It also shares the theme 'Costumes' with:
    • Alistar Vaquita Mu
    • Annie Upside Down
    • Corki MontaUrfs
    • Ezreal Star Pajamas
    • DinoGnar
    • Lulu Star Pajamas
    • Lux Stellar Pajamas
    • Miaukai
    • Miss Fortune Star Pajamas
    • Urf el Namiti
    • Nunu and Grumpy Willump
    • Rengar Kitten Meow
    • Soraka Star Pajamas
    • Urf Kench
    • Tristana Cosplay Pengu
    • This is not Udyr
    • Urgot Cosplay Star Pajamas
    • Veigar Cosplay Furicuerno
    • Urf the Manatee
    • Urfwick
    • Miaurick
      • Pizzivir can also be seen in the background of her illustration.
  • He was released in celebration of Fools' Day 2018 along with:
    • Pizzivir
  • His dance refers to the Chicken Dance, a fashionable dance.
    • You can see a side-by-side comparison here.
    • He shares this dance with Anivia.
  • It is speculated that the school-dressed girl in the background is Ahri Academia o Annie.
  • In the Vietnamese translation, the name of the aspect is Gàlio since Gà means chicken.
  • He is wearing a chicken jumpsuit.
  • He is delivering fried chicken.
Infernal Gallium
Chromas: Catseye, Pearl, Peridot, Rose Quartz, Ruby
  • This skin shares the Inferno theme with:
    • Aurelion Sol Lord of Ashes
    • Charred Maokai
    • Warwick Firefang
    • Ahri Fire Fox
    • Akali Infernal
    • Alistar Infernal
    • Amumu Infernal
    • Infernal Diana
    • Karthus Infernal
    • Know Infernal
    • Mordekaiser Infernal
    • Infernal Nasus
    • Shen Infernal
    • Varus Infernal
    • Vel'Koz Infernal
    • Rammus Fundido
    • Malphite de Obsidiana
    • Renekton of Scorched Earth
    • Xerath of Scorched Earth
    • Kindred Shadowfire
    • Volcanic Wukong
    • Zyra Wildfire
Draconic Guardian Galio
Chromas: Amethyst, Citrine, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
  • This skin shares the Dragon World theme with:
    • Mordekaiser Dragon Knight
    • Dragon Master Swain
    • Udyr Oracle Dragon
    • Dragon Sorceress Zyra
    • Heimerdinger Dragon Trainer
    • Dragon Trainer Lulu
    • Dragon Trainer Tristana
    • Braum Matadragones
    • Diana Dragon Slayer
    • Jarvan IV Matadragones
    • Kayle Matadragones
    • Olaf Matadragones
    • Pantheon Matadragones
    • Trundle Matadragones
    • Twitch Matadragones
    • Vayne Matadragones
    • Xin Zhao Matadragones

Relationships

  • Galio was designed by Durand, who also made the shackles of Sylas.
  • Galio fought against Vladimir and the army  Noxian at some point.
  • As most Demacians do, the Crown Guards make an annual pilgrimage to visit Galio on the Memorial Trail. This is how he first realized Lux, reacting to the growing presence of light magic within her every year since she was a little girl.
  • Galio sees Lux as the only wizard she likes and has become a kind of guardian for her.
    • Lux is apparently the first person to have a real conversation with him. She was 13 at the time. [4]
    • Some time after Lux had left the Great City of Demacia, he was summoned by her to help her, Garen and other Demacian soldiers in a northern fortress to fight Sylas and his Winter Claw allies.

References

  1. ↑ Huehnergard, J. 2011 Proto-Semitic Language & Culture; Semitic roots p. 2073
  2. ↑ Meat and Rock
  3. ↑ Height of Gallium
  4. ↑ Meat and Rock


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