Sona/Trivia

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Valery Aloyants
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Summary

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

General

  • Sona is voiced by Ileana Escalante in LATAM and by Olga Velasco in EUW.
  • Un Power Chord consists of a double fundamental and the fifth, usually heard in rock music.
  • Un Hymn (Greek: 'song of praise') is a type of song generally associated with religion, the Islamic equivalent is a Dhikr.
    • When the aura of Hymn of Valor is active, you can hear the theme of the game.
  • Un Aria (from PIE * h₂ewsḗr> Greek ἀήρ "wind, high"> Latin aer> English air) is a type of melody generally associated with operas.
  • Crescendo (Italian: 'growing') refers to the amplification of volume in music.
    • In the game Growing triggers both a  stun and dance gesture of the target simultaneously.
  • Sona was deemed overbearing / obnoxious by Ultra Rapid Fire in April 2014, and was eventually disabled in non-custom games.
  • Sona was once the champion with the lowest Base Armor at Tier 1 (9).
  • Sona's German title, Die Virtuosin, is the feminine derivative of the title of Jhin, "Der Virtuose".

Development

  • Sona comes from the proto-italic verb root * swen- "to sound" [1] plus the feminine suffix -a
    • * Swen- historically comes from Proto-Italic * swenos> Latin sonus> French son> English Sound.
    • Her title Virtuous refers to her musical ability with her Etwahl.
    • The name of your instrument is based on and pronounced the same as French étoile [etʷal] <root PIE * h₂sters (> English Star) [2]
      • The Etwahl form is based on the Chinese Guzheng;
  • end, Zed, Garen and I saw they were attacked by a Hitman.
    • After Sona was attacked, her champion icon on her League of Legends website and her roster of champions were updated to a gif with what appear to be floating butterflies and markings near her throat.
  • There are textures for an Unreleased Disc for Sona.
  • Sona is a previous champion release that had no login screen, but had a theme created to be remixed for DJ Sona.

Lore

  • Sona is mute, but can speak to others and Summoners / players via telepathy.
  • Sona was born and spent her childhood and adolescence in Ionia before moving to Demacia after Lestara Buvelle adopted her.
    • Su Etwhal may or may not be possessed by an entity from the spirit world, since in Ionia the veil that separates the two planes is thinner than the rest of Runeterra.

Phrases

  • "From my mind to yours" could be referring to the Vulcan Mind from Star Trek.
  • "Allegrissimo" is Italian for "playing music faster in a very lively or joyous way".
  • "Spirited, Spirited!" It is Italian and Spanish for 'lively' / 'cheerful' / 'proud' / 'high spirit'.
  • "Adagio" is Italian for 'gently' / 'slowly' / 'more elegant' / 'leisurely'.
  • Sona's taunting melody references Finish Him / Her! From Mortal Kombat.

Aspects

Sona
  • She looks like and could have been very inspired by Hatsune Miku.
Sona Moses
  • This skin shares the Fables theme with:
    • Diana Valquiria Oscura
    • Morgana the Weeping Woman
    • Veigar Duende Ireland
    • Cho'Gath of Loch Ness
    • Nami Iara
    • Nunu and Willump Bigfoot
    • Mermaid Cassiopeia
    • Leona Valquiria
  • It refers to the Greek mythical beings of the same name.
Sona Pentakill
  • This skin shares the Pentakill theme with:
    • Viego Dissonance by Pentakill
    • Karthus Pentakill
    • Kayle Pentakill
    • Mordekaiser Pentakill
    • Olaf Pentakill
    • Yorick Pentakill
    • Karthus Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Kayle Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Mordekaiser Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Olaf Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Sona Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
    • Yorick Pentakill III: Lost Chapter
Sona Silent Night
  • This skin shares the Snow War theme with:
    • Ambitious Elf Jinx
    • Veigar Santa Malo
    • Candy Miss Fortune
    • Good Elf Tristana
    • Festive Maokai
    • Irelia Ice Blades
    • Frostfire Annie
    • Ice Prince World
    • Happy Elf Teemo
    • Ice King Twitch
    • LeBlanc Mistletoe
    • The Shascanueces
    • Viejito Zilean Pascuero
    • Sejuani Rider of Poros
    • Amumu Recycled Gift
    • Kog'Maw Reno
    • Braum Santa
    • Draven Santa
    • Gragas Santa Claus
    • Katarina Deadly Beauty
    • Nidalee Winter Bunny
    • Snow Day Bard
    • Gnar Snowy Day
    • Graves Snowy Day
    • Malzahar Snow Day
    • Singed Snow Day
    • Syndra Snow Day
    • Snowy Day Ziggs
    • Poppy Reindeer Baby
    • Yi Snowman
    • Nieverdinger
    • Sivir Snowstorm
    • Winter Wonder Karma
    • Lulu Winter Wonder
    • Neeko Winter Wonder
    • Orianna Winter Wonder
    • Soraka Winter Wonder
    • Nunu and Willump from Santa's Workshop
  • She was released in celebration of the 2010 Snow War Duel along with:
    • Amumu Recycled Gift
    • Gragas Santa Claus
    • Kog'Maw Reno
    • Candy Miss Fortune
    • Poppy Rag Doll
    • Nutcracko
  • It references the homonymous carol and even its origins as a guitar melody.
  • If she and Kog'Maw Reno are close to each other and they both play their jokes four times after the other with Sona going first, they will play and sing an excerpt from Deck the Halls. A video demonstrating this can be viewed here.
Guqin Sona
Chrome: Golden
  • This skin shares the Lunar Revel theme with:
    • Tahm Kench Emperor of Fortune
    • Lee Sin Dragon Fist
    • Jade Dragon Wukong
    • Cassiopeia Jade Fang
    • Lunar Empress Lux
    • Diana Lunar Goddess
    • Moon Guardian Nasus
    • Lunar Guardian Warwick
    • Caitlyn Moon Wraith
    • Morgana Moon Wraith
    • Sylas Moon Wraith
  • She was released in celebration of the 2012 Lunar Revel (Year of the Dragon) along with:
    • Lee Sin Dragon Fist
    • Dragonblade Talon
    • Jade Dragon Wukong
  • It refers to the Chinese instrument of the same name.
Sona of Arcadia
Chrome: KO
  • This skin shares the Arcadia theme with:
    • Ahri de Arcadia
    • Caitlyn de Arcadia
    • Arcadia Corki
    • Arcadia Ezreal
    • Hecarim de Arcadia
    • Kai'Sa de Arcadia
    • Miss Fortune de Arcadia
    • Riven de Arcadia
    • Deputy Chief Blitzcrank
    • Brand Deputy Chief
    • Deputy Chief Malzahar
    • Deputy Chief Qiyana
    • Yasuo Deputy Chief
    • Ziggs Subjefe
    • Final Boss Veigar
    • Caitlyn of Arcadia Prestigious Edition
  • It references many video game effects from the 80s and early 90s.
    • Growing reference visually to Dance Dance Revolution showing the sequence (↑ →) (←) (↑ →) (↑) (↑) (↑)
  • His basic attacks will change depending on the song he played.
  • If Sona activates the Talisman of Ascension Talisman of Ascension, the visual effect displayed will be an older version of Song of Celerity classic.
DJ Sona
Chromas: Concussive, Ethereal
  • She is the first to be completely music-based, the second is Bard.
    • She doesn't speak at all like in the Classic look.
  • She exists in the same universe as Pentakill and K / DA [3]
  • She has a combination of over three hours of sound effects, music, and 'voice over', making her the champion with the most sound files.
    • Everyone can be heard here.
  • She has three toggle shapes ('/ toggle' or Ctrl + 5 by default, second row from bottom in Options> Hotkeys> Communication> Altenar to relink) (Kinetic, Shocking, Ethereal)
    • Shapeshifting has a 0.5 second cast time and a 2 second global cooldown (this also triggers during combat)
      • Each one has a "theme" that is played in layers as the game progresses.
        • Layers played will be added to all songs depending on which skill is used for the first time and also what level of ult is used for the first time, the latter also affects the structure of the theme.
  • Sona's teammates can choose to hear her soundtrack from the scoreboard (icon to the left of her portrait)
    • They cannot choose which 'theme' as it depends on which form Sona chooses.
  • Use of El Crescendo for the first time as soon as an ultimate level is unlocked will update the theme structure in all ways. The use of level 1 of the definitive will permanently apply all the basic layers, allowing the basic abilities to add new ones. Using level 2 of the ultimate will allow the song to reach its climax, becoming the regular version of the songs. Using level 3 of the ultimate will activate a more dynamic and intense version of normal songs.
    • Si Crescendo is used for the first time in kinetic form, a fragment of the Metroid theme will be played.
  • His helmet references Guy Manuel de Homem Christo from Daft Punk.
  • Your joke could be referring to Flipping Tables / (╯ ° □ °) ╯︵ ┻━┻.
  • Your Shocker cube refers to the Button Beats Dubstep Cube.
  • DJ is the first look where Sona's legs can actually be seen.
    • His dance references Caramelldansen.
      • You can see a side-by-side comparison here.
Sweetheart Sona
  • This skin shares the Heartbreaker theme with:
    • I saw Heartbreaker
    • Heartbreaker Fiora
    • Ashe Heartseeker
    • Jinx Buscacorazones
    • Lucian Heartseeker
    • Orianna Buscacorazones
    • Quinn Heartseeker
    • Heartseeker Varus
    • Vayne Buscacorazones
    • Yuumi Heartseeker
    • Sweetheart Annie
    • Rakan Cariñosito
    • Sweetheart Xayah
  • She was released in celebration of Valentine's Day 2016 along with:
    • Orianna Buscacorazones
  • The background could be referring to the interior of the Palace of Versailles.
Sona Odyssey
Chromas: Aquamarine, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Tanzanite
  • This skin shares the Odyssey theme with:
    • Zed Galactic Terminator
    • Aatrox Odyssey
    • Jinx Odyssey
    • Karma Odyssey
    • Kayn Odisia
    • Kha'Zix Odyssey
    • Malphite Odyssey
    • Sivir Odyssey
    • Twisted Fate Odisea
    • Yasuo Odyssey
    • Ziggs Odisea
  • It was probably inspired by Ayesha from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Princess Nuala from Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
  • His illustration looks a bit like the at-jodie-whittaker-in-action-as-doctor-who-2639345 poster for the eleventh season of Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker as The Doctor.
Sona PsyOps
Chromas: Amethyst, Citrine, Emerald, Hunter, Obsidian, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
  • This skin shares the PsyOps theme with:
    • Gragas Operation Arctic
    • Kennen Arctic Operation
    • Varus Arctic Operation
    • Caitlyn Arctic Wars
    • Swain Nordic Front
    • Volibear Storm del Norte
    • Ezreal PsyOps Prestigious Edition
    • Ezreal PsyOps
    • Kayle PsyOps
    • Maestro Yi PsyOps
    • Pyke PsyOps
    • Samira PsyOps
    • Shen PsyOps
    • We PsyOps
    • Viktor PsyOps
    • Zed PsyOps
  • Sona Clasica's dubbing was updated throughout the skin's release.
  • This is Sona's first skin that has no arms before wearing Crescendo.

Relationships

Sona
  • Sona is the adopted daughter of Lord Barrett and Lady Lestara of House Buvelle.
    • His adoptive parents ran a hunting party that hired Quinn and his brother Caleb to kill a giant fang eater. The events led to Caleb's death. Later, Lestara sponsored Quinn to be a knight.
    • His adoptive father died at the Battle of the Gates of Mourning whose loss led to Jarvan IV to be brought into the territory  Noxian, being captured and then reunited with Shyvana.
    • His adoptive sister Kahina introduced Lux a go  Illuminators.
  • In the The Call of Power cinematic, Sona traveled with Ryze to Hirana Monastery after the invasion  Noxiana and fought against the Navori Brotherhood who ambushed them.
  • Lux y Ezreal are fans of his performances.
  • Swain is also interested in his etwahl.
  • Jhin views Sona as a rival in art, stating that her art form leaves longer and more lasting footprints, although she doesn't know about it.
  • Sona met Irelia sometime when she returned to  Jonia.
Sona Pentakill
  • Mordekaiser embarked on a metal-based journey to recruit Karthus, Yorick, Sona and Olaf to form Pentakill to punish and Incinerate the entirety of Runeterra with your music. [4]
    • Sona didn't leave the band to become a DJ, she's just branching out. [5] [6]

References

  1. ^ DeVaan, M. "Etymological Dictionary of Latin", p. 574
  2. ↑ DeVaan, pág. 585
  3. ↑ K / DA, Pentakill and DJ Sona
  4. ↑ Pentakill - Smite and Ignite
  5. ↑ DJ Sona Q&A 1
  6. ↑ DJ Sona Q&A 2


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