Garen / Curiosities

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Summary

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

General

  • Garen is voiced by Ricardo Tejedo in LATAM., Who is also voiced by Twitch, and by Salvador Serrano in EUW.
  • Thread is one of 22 champions without a single Ability Power ratio on any skill: aatrox, Akshan, Camille, Darius, Dr. World, trot, We are, Kalista, kayn, Kindred, Kled, Olaf, Pyke, Riven, Samira, Set, Talon, Urgot, Vayne, Xayah, But, Zed.
  • Garen Գարեն is an Armenian name, shortened from Old Armenian Գարեգին Garegin;
    • Adjarian interprets this name as "highly valued", although there are phonological problems.
    • Interestingly, Garen's parents and Lux have pre-Greek names: Pieter <Πέτρος "stone" & Augatha <Ᾰ̓γᾰθή "good, fit, noble" [1]
  • Garen appears in Summoner's Rift battle training tutorial, along with Ashe.
  • Garen's dance references Johnny Bravo's dance.
    • You can see a side-by-side comparison here.
      • Her dance before her redesign references Bye Bye Bye by NSYNC.
        • You can see a side-by-side comparison here.
        • He used to share this dance with Tryndamere before they were both redesigned.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Garen yells "Demacia!" When you use Courage and not during Judgment or Demacian Justice.
    • Players using these abilities simultaneously led to this confusion.
  • The bright and shimmering hue in Garen's Demacian Justice came from a very close tuning fork and a finger cymbal striking a sword. [2]
  • "Spin to Win!" comes from how easy it is for Garen to kill when using it with this ability.
    • He earned meme status when he was animated with Ievan Polkka by Loituma playing in the background.
      • When using Judgment Garen earns a cosmetic buff that reads "Garen is spinning to win".
        • The phrase is now associated with all spin abilities (for example, Counterattack, Loto Mortal, Rolling Ball, Rotary Slash, and Cyclone)
  • The skills of Wukong could have been based on Garen's kit. ( Decisive Blow / Crushing Blow, Judgment / Cyclone)
  • Garen was the first to have his price of reduced twice, others being Miss Fortune y Warwick.
  • It had three different basic attack animations before its Visual Update.
  • We are, Zed, Sona and I saw they were attacked by a expert marksman.
    • After Garen was shot, his champion icon on his League of Legends website page and champion list were updated to a gif with what appear to be fragments of some kind floating around.

Lore

  • Demacian Justice is related to the celestial magic of Kayle. However, it is not confirmed that the magic power comes from Kayle herself. [3]

Phrases

  • While on PBE, Garen had a different taunt and his joke was "I know you're in that bush!"
    • Before his Visual Update, his joke was "You're going to like the way you look. I guarantee it. Do you get it?", Referencing the Men's Wearhouse commercials.
  • Garen shares quotes with Hecarim:
    • "Break their ranks!"
Garen Divine King
  • "Even though it doesn't give me joy, I must kiss you ... uh, hit you, I must hit you. You know what, it doesn't matter." is one of the many quotes that confirm your love for Katarina.

Aspects

Thread
Chrome: Garnet, Ivory, Plum
  • The scene shows him using Judgment.
Desert Soldier Garen
  • It could have been inspired by Duncan Idaho from Dune by Frank Herbert.
Garen Caballero of Terror
  • This skin shares the 'Knights of Terror' theme with:
    • Dread Knight Nasus
  • From March 21, 2014 to August 1, 2018, it was obtainable for free by following League of Legends on Twitter.
    • If you didn't own Garen, they would give it to you for free along with the skin.
  • It was one of three skins available for free by following the League of Legends or Riot Games social media platforms.
    • The others are:
      • Enlist Unchained
      • Tristana Chica Riot
    • Unlike Enlist Unchained and Tristana Chica Riot, became available in the store after August 1.
  • It could be referencing the Death Knight from World of Warcraft.
Garen Hard Type
  • This skin shares the Rift Mission theme with:
    • Zion the Barbarian
    • Bard the Bard
    • Braum Lionheart
    • Nunu and Demolisher Willump
    • Gragas Rompebarriles
    • Brighthammer Jayce
    • Karthus Curse of Light
    • Lord Mordekaiser
    • Ryze Barbablanca
    • Sejuani Dawn Huntress
    • Mirkwood Talon
    • Radiant Paladin Taric
    • Twitch Strider
    • Varus Swift Lightning
    • Weigh Barbagrís
  • Refers to a traditional tabletop role-playing game.
  • He used to be called 'Garen Tramp'.
  • It could be referencing Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher and / or Aragorn II Elessar from The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien.
Bloodthirsty Garen
  • It could be referencing Sanguinius and the Blood Angels from Warhammer 40,000.
  • It looks like Darius.
Garen Commando
  • This skin shares the Command theme with:
    • Galio Commando
    • Jarvan IV Commando
    • Lux Command
    • Xin Zhao Comando
    • Tristana Guerrillera
    • Gangplank of Special Forces
  • Refers to a Warhammer 40,000 Imperial Guard.
    • He is wearing a beret.
Garen of the Steel Legion
  • This skin shares the Legion of Steel theme with:
    • Steel Legion Lux
  • It refers to the Engineer from Torchlight II and the Space Marines from Warhammer 40,000.
  • Your animation of Recovery refers to the intro of ThunderCats.
    • You can see a side-by-side comparison here.
Garen Admiral Bandolero
  • This skin shares the Bilgewater theme with:
    • Bilgewater Rumble
    • Bilgewater Katarina
    • Swain de Aguasturbias
    • Tristana Bucanera
    • Captain Gangplank
    • Captain Fortune
    • Weather in Quinn Corsaria
    • Twisted Fate Robacarteras
    • Life-Stealing Graves
    • Diana Dark Waters
    • Vladimir Dark Waters
    • For the Beards of Fiddlesticks
    • Malphite Iron Breastplate
    • Chief Twitch
    • Pirate Ryze
    • Aatrox Sea Hunter
  • The wooden door in the ancient illustration that he and the others were surrounding was the one that contained Malphite Iron Breastplate before his release.
  • It looks like Smoker from One Piece.
Garen Kingdoms at War
Chrome: Golden
  • This skin shares the Kingdoms at War theme with:
    • Riven Espadragón
    • Dragonblade Talon
    • Azir Kingdoms at War
    • Jarvan IV Kingdoms at War
    • Katarina Kingdoms at War
    • Nidalee Kingdoms at War
    • Tryndamere Kingdoms at War
    • I saw kingdoms at war
    • Xin Zhao Kingdoms at War
  • He was released in celebration of the Lunar Delight of 2017 (Year of the Rooster) along with:
    • Azir Kingdoms at War
    • I saw kingdoms at war
  • Se parece a Varian Wrynn de World of Warcraft.
  • It is likely a reference to Guan Ping, a Chinese official who lived in the late Eastern Han Era, also appears in Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
    • Also, he and Koei's version of Guan Ping both use a great sword, the only difference is that Garen wields his sword with one hand and Guan Ping with two hands and dragging it across the ground.
    • Casually, Tryndamere Warring Kingdoms is based on Guan Ping's father, Guan Yu. Both father and son served the warlord Han Liu Bei, who after his death would found the kingdom of Shu, heralding the Three Kingdoms period.
Garen Divine King
  • This skin shares the Chaos and Order theme with:
    • Dawnbringer Karma
    • Dawnbringer Morgana
    • Dawnbringer Nidalee
    • Dawnbringer Riven
    • Dawnbringer Soraka
    • Dawnbringer Vex
    • Yone Bringer of the Dawn
    • Divine King Darius
    • Aphelios Duskbringer
    • Duskbringer Kayn
    • Lee Sin Bringer of Dusk
    • Duskbringer Lillia
    • Duskbringer Soraka
    • Duskbringer Tryndamere
    • Vladimir Duskbringer
    • Yasuo Duskbringer
    • Duskbringer Kayn Prestigious Edition
    • Lee Sin Bringer of Dusk Prestigious Edition
  • His dance could be a reference to the Dubstep Cat video.
    • It is also a reference to Johnny Bravo's dance from Classic Garen.
  • Your illustration is part of a larger image in which you are struggling with Darius Rey Divino.
  • Garen Divine King is a Being of Order and Dawnbringer Riven is one of his ancestors.
Garen Demacia Vice
Chromas: Amethyst, Catseye, Neon Noir, Obsidian, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire
  • This skin shares the Demacia Vice theme with:
    • Lucian Demacia Vice
  • This is the first aspect  Garen's epic in having a unique taunt animation.
  • Together with Lucian, your generated music is a synthesized wave remix of Demacia Rising.
  • Originally, this skin was conceptualized during the Thunderdome 2017 event as one of three games made for PAX West that year.
    • Other aspects of Demacia Vice that were conceptualized for the event and not released were for the Bard, Caitlyn , Darius , Jayce, Lee Sin, and Vi .
  • This look was inspired by the 80s media like:
    • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    • Outdrive
    • Hotline Miami
    • Miami Vice como Sonny Crockett
    • Streets of Rage
Garen Reinos Mecha
  • This skin shares the Mecha Kingdoms theme with:
    • Mecha Kingdoms Draven
    • Jax Mecha Kingdoms
    • Mecha Kingdoms Lioness
    • Set Reinos Mecha
    • Garen Reinos Mecha Prestigious Edition
Garen Reinos Mecha Prestigious Edition
  • This skin shares the Mecha Kingdoms theme with:
    • Mecha Kingdoms Draven
    • Garen Reinos Mecha
    • Jax Mecha Kingdoms
    • Mecha Kingdoms Lioness
    • Set Reinos Mecha






Garen Combat Academy
Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sandstone, Sapphire, Turquoise
  • This skin shares the Combat Academy theme with:
    • Caitlyn Combat Academy
    • Ezreal Combat Academy
    • Jayce Academia from Combate
    • Katarina Combat Academy
    • Leona Combat Academy
    • Lux Combat Academy
    • Wukong Combat Academy
    • Yone Combat Academy
    • Yuumi Combat Director
    • Graves Combat Teacher
    • Leona Combat Academy Prestigious Edition
    • Lux Combat Academy Prestigious Edition

Relationships

  • It is implied, suspected and speculated that Garen and Katarina had / have feelings for each other. [4]
    • Then there are those that implicate it to the point of confirmation:
      • " you live by a code that will never allow you to get what you want. Let me take you to she ".
      • "Don't let your heart starve, miss! Let me hand it over to he."
      • "Honor? Duty? Ha! What your heart demands is all that matters. "
      • "No love is impossible, my god demands that you continue your wishes".
      • "The always charming story of that hapless lovers. "
      • " Your end will be a duet. "
      • "Stop etching words on my bark! Everyone knows that G <3 K!"
    • Their special interactions with each other and with various others in Legends of Runeterra suggest that they are in a romantic relationship, at least at some point in the future.
  • Garen is the older brother of Lux and her last name is Crown Guard.
    • He deeply respects and loves his sister, but fears what will happen to her if her magical abilities are revealed.
      • After the events of Lux's comic, Lux revealed her wizard nature to Garen. The two parted ways on good terms.
    • He and his aunt, Tianna Crown Guard, planned to arrange for Lux to marry the prince. Jarvan IV to protect her from persecution.
    • As their surname indicates, they serve and protect the crown.
  • Jarvan IV is Garen's childhood friend.
    • When the Prince was captured, Garen felt responsible and led the Valiant Vanguard on a rescue operation.
  • Garen and Taric are old friends from the Shield of Valoran days in the Demacian army.
    • Garen was furious to be convinced that Taric was wasting his talents as a warrior, but he still believed in him.
  • Garen's father and Luxanna, Crown Guard Pieter, was a defender during the failed Noxian assault nicknamed "Cyrus's Folly." This probably refers to the same Cyrus who conquered the port city of Basilich, which is also the hometown of Darius and his younger brother.
  • Nocturne terrorized the Demacian settlement of Fossbarrow until Garen and Lux was expelled from the neighboring grave.
    • Nocturne was sealed in the grave of his great-grandfather Fossian, who died during the fight against him, before a young wizard named Luca accidentally woke him up.
  • Garen has fought against Sylas and his allies multiple times.
  • Garen ran into Galio when his sister summoned the Colossus to fight Sylas and his allies.
  • Garen and Fiora knows each other, as she helps train the Courageous Vanguard, though they never train together because "the result would be obvious."
    • Together they fought the dragon that attacked Ehrenmount.

References

  1. ^ Beekes, RSP "Etymological Dictionary of Greek", pp. 1182, 7.
  2. ↑ The Stories Behind League's Sfx
  3. ↑ Kayle and Morgana Reddit AMA/
  4. ↑ Yarn y Katarina


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