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This article was last edited by Ruwbz on 09-May-2022 16:27.
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There is no greater symbol of Noxian might than Darius Darius, the nation's most feared and battle-hardened leader. Rising from humble origins to become the Hand of Noxus, he cleaves through the empire's enemies—many of them Noxians themselves. Knowing that he never doubts his cause is just, and never hesitates once his axe is raised, those who stand against the commander of the Trifarian Legion can expect no mercy.

DariusSquare.png"History only remembers the victors. Stand with Noxus Crest icon.png Noxus, and be remembered forever."  Darius
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Early Life

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Relations

  • Darius was accoladed by Darkwill, but allied with Swain Swain because he sees in the Master Tactician someone who can make Noxus rise.
  • In Darius' eyes necromancy necromancy is cheating death to justify one's undeserved continued survival.[1]
    • Yet for him, Sion Sion's legacy is an example. Though when he gazes upon the Undead Juggernaut, he sees what might become of himself should he no longer be useful to the empire (or rather, too useful, should death come knocking).[2]
  • Darius holds no grudge against Garen Garen. However, he considers him a fool bound by a meaningless code of "honor."
  • Darius and his younger brother Draven Draven are renowned as the "Blood Brothers."
    • Family ties are strong and can serve as the basis for one's strength, yet Darius sees self-serving aristocrats using theirs as a crutch for their weakness, and as a result, the perpetuation of stagnant leadership that needs to be removed and replaced.
      • With this in mind, one cannot tell if Darius providing and caring for Draven Draven during their childhood came out of love or even mere pragmatism. The comic Blood of Noxus seems to imply the former.
  • He has 2 children (Decius and Invetia Varn Steward.jpg Invetia Varn) mothered by his former lover, Quilleta Varn Steward.jpg Quilleta Varn. They never married given the pragmatism of Noxus, and knowing the likely trajectory of their lives at war.[4]. She was murdered by their daughter Invetia Varn Steward.jpg Invetia Varn during the Battle of Basilich.
    • While it was never explicitly confirmed that they are his children, it was heavily implied due to the relationship between Darius and Quilleta as well as some localizations using terms indicative of blood relation.
    • Seeing the approval of the slaughtering of innocents by Singed Singed and Emystan made Quilleta Varn Steward.jpg Quilleta Varn grow more disillusioned about the empire's ambitions, which led her to rebel against the empire, among the other events of the story.
  • During a Black Mist attack caused by Viego Viego at The Immortal Bastion, Darius was temporarily possessed and fought Samira Samira before the Mist retreated.

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The Hand of Noxus

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

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After Victory

Darius and his victorious warhosts demand that the king of Urtis surrender his throne, offering every citizen—from the highest noble to the lowliest servant—a place in the Noxian empire.

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Blood of Noxus

By Graham McNeill

In all Runeterra, there is no army more feared than that of the Noxian empire. In all Noxus, there is no soldier more respected than Darius. Of all the commandments that have kept Noxus strong, one rule stands above all others: Loyalty is everything.

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Fear

The wolves of the Freljord are savage predators. But they've never encountered a man like this.

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Noxian Brotherhood

By Jared Rosen

Draven - Another victory for the Glorious Executioner.

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Proclamation of the Trifarix

By Unknown Author

Citizens of Noxus, I bring word from the capital!

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Ruination (Video)

A king returns. All he touches turns to ruin.

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The Hand of Noxus (Video)

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The Principles of Strength

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

My name is Alyssa Roshka Gloriana val-Lokan. For almost two millennia, my ancestors ruled the Delverhold as kings.

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The Winterspike Road

By Laura Michet

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The Glorious Executioner

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

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The Whispering Doodad

By Graham McNeill

“Here, doodad,” she whispers to the grass. “Pretty please, with sprinkles on top! I'll let you take us somewhere you want to go next.” The doodad—or whatever it's really called—doesn't respond, but I sense it rolling away from Lulu. Well, not really rolling, as such, more making itself be where she isn't.

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Thorns of the Black Rose

By Laurie Goulding

I smile, playing my part. “It is the simplest of things,” I tell him, “to hide in plain sight.”

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A Fireside Frightener

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Battle of the God-Kings

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Breathe

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It’s your time to be legendary.

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IGNITE

By Numerous creators

Since its inception, Worlds has grown and evolved. Each unbelievable play and phenomenal match created moments and memories that will never be forgotten. In these iconic moments, players and teams reached for something incredible within themselves and brought it to life on the Summoner’s Rift...

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Just One More

Every League of Legends player knows what it's like to chase the next win. Inspired by the true story of the five North American League of Legends players with the longest losing streak in one sitting. It's On.

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Honor the past, protect the future. Every year, a beast of legend arrives to threaten the Lunar New Year, and every year, a team of heroes is chosen to stand as guardians over the celebration.

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Solo Darius

It's easy crushing top lane when you're SoloRenektonOnly. It’s On.

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With Hell Before Them

By Jared Rosen

June 7th, 1868

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RISE

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Reaching the peak takes more than skill. Only those with the ambition to RISE above all others will know its height.

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Represent

13 regional champions will compete at the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational, but there can be only one winner. Who will lift the trophy? Who will represent?

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WARRIORS

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The battle begins, and sixteen teams across the globe are fighting towards one goal – to win the League of Legends World Championship.

Trivia

  • He is between his mid and late 30s.
  • Darius Darius, Draven Draven, Invetia Varn Steward.jpg Invetia Varn, and Quilleta Varn Steward.jpg Quilleta Varn were all born in Basilich.
  • Darius isn't a crazed, bloodthirsty maniac but more of a cold-blooded killer moving through the battlefield with powerful, precise movements and striking with deadly force where it matters most. He takes pride in combat, but there's no primal bloodlust needing to be sated. Unpredictable sadists don't always make for the best commanders." — Harrow, narrative writer for Riot.[5]
  • Darius's Trifarian Legion is probably based on the Triarii, the elite unit in the Roman Republic's early period ​legions​s;
    • The stem Trifar- is possibly based on Latin trifārius "in three parts~places" (cf. Sanskrit cognate त्रिधा tridhā), from PIE *tri-dʰóh₁-.[6]
  • Having been raised as an orphan, Darius doesn't care for titles or privileges--only to serve his empire through Noxian Might Noxian Might.[7]
  • His armor and axe were likely made with ore from the Delverhold of the Ironspike Mountains.[8]

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