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General

Development

  • Blitzcrank is voiced by Duncan Watt.
    • Rammus OriginalSquare Rammus is also voiced by the same voice actor.
  • Blitzcrank's hand will disappear if he moves after using Rocket Grab Rocket Grab, given he is yet to retract it.
  • During development, he was called SteamGolem.
  • Blitzcrank combines elements from two different, yet related Germanic languages:
    • German Blitz "lightning" < PG adjective *blaikaz < PIE root *bʰel- "to shine"[2]
    • English crank < PG adjective *krankaz "bent, crooked" < PG verb *kringanan < PIE root *ger- "to turn, to wind, to curl".[3]
      • This adjective became a noun for "[a] handle for turning a revolving axis" since Middle English, from Old English crancstæf "crankstaff".[4]

Lore

  • In the old lore, Blitzcrank used to run a dating service called 'Blitzcrank's Fleshling Compatibility Services'. He determined the likelihood of a successful couple by way of an algorithm he devised.
  • Blitzcrank's lore is seemingly based on The Bicentennial Man by Isaac Asimov.
  • Blitzcrank has a loving fascination for PoroSquare Poros, going so far as to protect them from Baron NashorSquare dangerous predators stalking them.[5]

Quotes

  •  
    Blitzcrank.attack6
    "Exterminate. Exterminate." references the Dalek from Doctor Who as well as the tendency for movie evil robots to say the same.
  •  
    Blitzcrank.move4
    "A rolling golem gathers no rust." references the adage "A rolling stone gathers no moss".
  •  
    Blitzcrank.move3
    "The magic calls to me." is nearly identical to  
    Veigar.move5
    Veigar OriginalSquare "The magic, it calls to me!"

Skins

Blitzcrank OriginalCircle Original Blitzcrank
Chromaskins Chromas: Cobalt, Gunmetal, Molten
Blitzcrank RustyCircle Rusty Blitzcrank
Blitzcrank PiltoverCustomsCircle Piltover Customs Blitzcrank
  • His license plate reads BLITZY1.
  • He is the first of the two champions featured by G.A.N.K. Industries,[6] the second being Corki UrfriderCircle Urfrider Corki.
Blitzcrank BoomBoomCircle Boom Boom Blitzcrank
  • This skin might be referencing Real Steel.
  • His boxing gloves read LOL ('League of Legends') and PWN (a popularized typo for 'OWN', commonly 'pwned').
Blitzcrank GoalkeeperCircle Goalkeeper Blitzcrank
Blitzcrank DefinitelyNotCircle Definitely Not Blitzcrank
Blitzcrank iBlitzcrankCircle iBlitzcrank
  • He was released in celebration of the Mac version of League of Legends.
  • He has 4 fingers in the artwork but 3 in-game.
  • This skin references Apple Inc. 'iTech' (e.g. iPhone, iPad, and so on).
    • Amusingly enough, when Blitzcrank dies, he displays the Red Ring of Death, which are red lights that indicate a technical failure in Microsoft's (Apple's main competitor in the PC market) Xbox 360 game console.
  • He resembles EVE from WALL-E.
  • He can be seen in Lissandra ProgramCircle Program Lissandra's splash art. That means he is a product of the program skins series.
Blitzcrank RiotCircle Riot Blitzcrank
Blitzcrank BattleBossCircle Battle Boss Blitzcrank
Chromaskins Chromas: Catseye, Citrine, Pearl, Rainbow, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
  • The artwork references classic fighting game loading screens.
  • His Recall recalling has Blitzcrank withdrawing the cartridge on his back and blowing into it before putting it back in, referencing what was done to video game cartridges when they wouldn't work.
    • He has a cartridge with a symbol of Blitzcrank. This symbol is different depending on his equipped Chroma.
      • His Catseye chroma has an orb symbol similar to the one Ahri ArcadeCircle Arcade Ahri uses.
      • His Citrine chroma has a joystick symbol.
      • His Pearl chroma has a symbol of the sword of Riven ArcadeCircle Arcade Riven.
      • His Rainbow chroma has a symbol of the head of Hecarim ArcadeCircle Arcade Hecarim.
      • His Rose Quartz chroma has a symbol that resembles the Wii Remote.
      • His Ruby chroma has a target indicator symbol.
      • His Sapphire chroma has a video game controller symbol.
      • His Turquoise chroma has a star symbol with a rainbow tail, similar to the ones on Sona ArcadeCircle Arcade Sona.
  • He resembles a Dark Mechawful from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Infinity Mijinion from Megaman X6.
  • Static Field Static Field references when either Mega Man himself or a Maverick boss dies in Mega Man X.
Blitzcrank SewnChaosCircle Sewn Chaos Blitzcrank
  • Annie OriginalSquare Annie can be seen in the background.
  • This skin was never released by Riot pass the PBE servers due to its low quality.
Blitzcrank LancerParagonCircle Lancer Paragon Blitzcrank
  • This skin represents Lancer Blitzcrank in his hero form, and is the moral opposite of Blitzcrank LancerRogueCircle Lancer Rogue Blitzcrank
    • Blitzcrank is the first champion to get two skins in the same patch, as well as the first champion to get two skins within the same skin theme.
  • This skin references the Lancelot Knightmare Frame from the Code Geass series.
Blitzcrank LancerRogueCircle Lancer Rogue Blitzcrank
  • This skin represents Lancer Blitzcrank in his villain form, and is the moral opposite of Blitzcrank LancerParagonCircle Lancer Paragon Blitzcrank
    • Blitzcrank is the first champion to get two skins in the same patch, as well as the first champion to get two skins within the same skin theme.
  • This skin references the Zangetsu Knightmare Frame from the Code Geass series.
Blitzcrank Witch&#039;sBrewCircle Witch's Brew Blitzcrank
Chromaskins Chromas: Aquamarine, Catseye, Emerald, Obsidian, Ruby, Turquoise

Relations

  • Blitzcrank was originally created by Viktor OriginalSquare Viktor but Professor Stanwick Pididly took all the credit (both are in good terms considering it wasn't Blitzcrank's fault).[8]

References

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