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General

  • Brand is the second fire-themed champion, the first being Annie Annie.
    • Sear's Sear's animation resembles Annie's Annie's basic attack one.
      • Brand's autoattack particle is the same as Morgana's Morgana's but orange instead of purple.
  • Brand comes from Proto-Germanic *brandaz, meaning "fire, torch, sword".
    • His host's given name Kegan is likely based on Gaelic patronymic Mac Aodhagáin, "son of fire" by coincidence;[1]
      • His surname Rodhe possibly from Old Norse hróðr "praise, renown".[2]
    • Pyroclasm Pyroclasm derives from pyroclastic, a term used to describe fast-moving volcanic material, from Greek πῦρ "fire" & κλαστός "broken"

Development

  • Brand's Japanese voice actor is Shunsuke Sakuya, who also voiced Japanese Galio Galio.[3]
  • Brand's appearance was likely inspired by Ignus from Planescape: Torment.
  • During development he was called Bjorn "bear".[4]

Lore

  • Kegan Rhode is a bastard son of a magical healer mother and a raider father. He has no memory of his father.
  • Kegan Rhode was 19 years old when Brand Brand took over his body.
    • He was 7 when he learned about his magical heritage and abilities.
    • He was 13 when he met Zvanna.
    • He was 17 when he parted ways with Zvanna. After parting ways with him, she married her husband and had a son.
    • After the death of his Mother he left what remained of his village. At the age of 19, Kegan met and became an apprentice to Ryze Ryze during one of his trips into the Freljord.
  • Brand was originally supposed to be the beast that Xerath Xerath used to distract Nasus Nasus and Renekton Renekton in order to steal Azir's Azir's ascension; however, with the now known timeline and settings around hin, the beast can not be Brand.

Quotes

Original Brand Original Brand
  •  
       "Some say the world will end in fire." might be referencing Fire and Ice by Robert Frost but most likely Ragnarök (the Norse version of the end of the world where the earth is set on fire).
  •  
       "Is it hot in here or is it just me?" was part of Anivia's Anivia's old voiceover.
    •  
        Lissandra OriginalCircle.png "Is it cold in here or is it just me?" might be alluding to Brand's joke, considering Lissandra has a special taunt for him.
    • He shares this quote with  
         Elementalist Lux Elementalist Lux
Zombie Brand Zombie Brand

Skins

Original Brand Original Brand
  • Brand might have been based on the mythical Norse fire giant Surtr "swart(y)": Brand resembles him (blackened skin with lava crackling underneath) and, like Surtr in Ragnarök, Brand is destined to renewing the world by burning it.
  • Brand occupying the body of seafaring marauder Kegan Rhode might be referencing Human branding, a process in which, for example a slave, was branded a searing mark that would then leave a permanent scar.
Apocalyptic Brand Apocalyptic Brand
Vandal Brand Vandal Brand
Cryocore Brand Cryocore Brand
Zombie Brand Zombie Brand
Spirit Fire Brand Spirit Fire Brand
Battle Boss Brand Battle Boss Brand
Arclight Brand Arclight Brand
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Aquamarine, Obsidian, Pearl, Ruby
Eternal Dragon Brand Eternal Dragon Brand
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Amethyst, Catseye, Jadeclaw, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire

Relations

  • Brand Brand knows of Ryze Ryze through Kegan Rhode.
  • Lokfar being a region of the Freljord implies Brand's icy imprisonment many centuries ago was at the hands of the Freljord Frostguard.png Frostguard, going so far as Lissandra Lissandra having a taunt specifically directed at Brand.


References

  1. Matasović, R. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, p. 51, 254-255
  2. Kroonen, G. Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic, p. 249
  3. Almost all Japanese League of Legends voice actors
  4. IronStylus on champion names

References

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