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General

  • Ahri is voiced by Laura Post, who also voices Ahri StarGuardianCircle Star Guardian.
  • Ahri's dance references “RunDevilRun” by Girls' Generation.
  • Spirit Rush Spirit Rush's icon displays Ahri without fox ears, which harkens to the time she didn't have them.
  • Some of her models, such as Ahri OriginalCircle Original Ahri and Ahri MidnightCircle Midnight Ahri, lack whiskers ingame.
  • Ahri 아리 could've been shortened from '아리땁다' Arittabda, from stative verbal stem aritta(b)- "be beautiful" & verbal suffix -da.
  • For "The most visually appealing champion in League", Ahri's visual appeal is statistically ranked 1st among men, and 2nd among women (second to JinxSquare Jinx).[1]

Development

  • During development she was called Ari or Gumiho / Nine Tails, from Middle Chinese 九尾狐 kɨuX-mʉiX-ɦuo.
  • Ari was decided by a poll held in Riot Games Inc.'s Korean website, featuring six options:
    1. 「 단비 」「 Danbi 」 ('savior', 'saving rain')
    2. 「 나비 」「 Nabi 」 ('butterfly')
    3. 「 루리 」「 Ruri 」 ('dazzle')
    4. 「 아리 」「 Ari 」 ('graceful', 'elegant')
    5. 「 초롱 」「 Chorong 」 ('glittering')
    6. 「 다솜 」「 Dasom 」 ('loving')
  • Essence Theft Essence Theft used to be called the same as Soul Eater Soul Eater, before being renamed shortly after release.[2]
  • Early explorations on her Spirit Rush Spirit Rush include:[3]
    • Creating a zone where she could instantly blink to anywhere within the area.
    • Global dash.

Quotes

  •  
    AhriStarGuardian.Move21
    Ahri StarGuardianCircle "I fight for love, justice and beauty! But mostly beauty." reminiscences Sailor Venus introduction speech.
  •  
    AhriStarGuardian.Kill37
    Ahri StarGuardianCircle "That was amazeballs." references Perez Hilton distinctive slang.
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    AhriStarGuardian.Attack33
    Ahri StarGuardianCircle "I'm going to kill you. That's what the fox says." is a reference to the 2014 song “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by Ylvis.
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    AhriStarGuardian.Recall01
    Ahri StarGuardianCircle "(Giggle) Just a fox on the run!" could be a reference to the song Fox on the run by Sweet (1975).
    • Her quotes 
      AhriStarGuardian.Move09
      Ahri StarGuardianCircle "I can't help it if I'm a natural leader." and 
      AhriStarGuardian.Move28
      Ahri StarGuardianCircle "I can't help it if I woke up like this." are references to Mean Girls too. The last one also refers to the 2013 song “Flawless” by Beyoncé.
  • Her quote when attacking WarwickSquare Warwick 
    StarGuardianAhri.attackWarwick2
    Ahri StarGuardianCircle "Stop trying to make fetch happen." is a reference to the 2004 comedy film Mean Girls.
  • The first sentence of the quote 
    AhriStarGuardian.Move20
    Ahri StarGuardianCircle "Love will tear us apart... if the creatures from an alternate dimension don't first." is a reference to the 1980 song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division.
  • Her quote 
    AhriStarGuardian.FirstMove02
    Ahri StarGuardianCircle "The darkest night makes for the brightest stars." is similar to 
    Braum.move09
    Braum OriginalCircle "The darker the night, the brighter the stars.".

Skins

Ahri OriginalCircle Original Ahri
Ahri DynastyCircle Dynasty Ahri
  • Her outfit references a Hanbok.
  • She performs a traditional Korean dance.
  • Alongside Ahri MidnightCircle Midnight Ahri, her face was changed to unify all of her splashes.
Ahri MidnightCircle Midnight Ahri
  • Alongside Ahri DynastyCircle Dynasty Ahri, her face was changed to unify all of her splashes.
Ahri FoxfireCircle Foxfire Ahri
Ahri PopstarCircle Popstar Ahri
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Catseye, Citrine, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby
  • She references Girls' Generation.
  • She has her own voice-over in Korean localization.
  • The Blue SentinelSquare Blue Sentinel will dance if she does so near him.
  • Having both her and an enemy counterpart (no specific skin required on the enemy's part) dance near each other will cause a Korean phonetic symbol to appear in the enemy Ahri's orb.
Ahri ChallengerCircle Challenger Ahri


Ahri AcademyCircle Academy Ahri
Ahri ArcadeCircle Arcade Ahri
Ahri StarGuardianCircle Star Guardian Ahri
Ahri KDACircle K/DA Ahri
Ahri PrestigeKDACircle K/DA Ahri Prestige Edition

Relations

  • Ahri is a close friend with WukongSquare Wukong and this was confirmed by the League's official site. Probably because of their Vastayan race.
  • XayahSquare Xayah keeps a hostile attitude towards Ahri and calls her a "traitor". This is indicated in one of XayahSquare Xayah's quotes against her suggesting Ahri betrayed her Vastayan heritage.
    •  
      Xayah.tauntAhri01
      Xayah OriginalCircle "You want to be mortal? You are mu'takl."
    •  
      Xayah.tauntAhri02
      Xayah OriginalCircle "You betray your heritage, Ahri."

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