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This article has recently been converted to the new character-focused layout but it needs a lore enthusiast to help fill-out the sections. In addition, 'Relations trivia' and 'Lore trivia' have been moved here but need restructuring into article content - lore is no longer trivia.

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This article was last edited by Alexray35 on 04-Jul-2022 16:15.
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A prodigy from the rough streets of Zaun, Ekko Ekko manipulates time time to twist any situation to his advantage. Using his own invention, the Z-Drive Z-Drive, he explores the branching possibilities of reality to craft the perfect moment. Though he revels in this freedom, when there’s a threat to his friends, he’ll do anything to defend them. To outsiders, Ekko seems to achieve the impossible the first time, every time.

EkkoSquare.png"My devices work best when they don’t work as intended… which is most of the time."  Ekko
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Relations

  • Ekko's parents work overtime in one of Zaun's many factories, so they're rarely home.[1]
  • The graffiti Ekko often visits has paintings of girls with blue (Jinx Jinx) and pink (Vi Vi) hair.
    • Ekko knew them when he was younger.
    • Ekko and Jinx Jinx were childhood friends and often played together. He had a crush on her before she started talking to Fishbones Fishbones and Pow-Pow Pow-Pow.
  • Ekko dislikes Pilties like Jayce Jayce, Ezreal Ezreal, and Caitlyn Caitlyn, as he sees them as arrogant and self-important, as well as to promote Zaunite nationalism.
    • He is convinced Piltover is not the only progressive city in Valoran and is proud to be Zaunite.
      • Seeing his former friends leave for the City of Progress gave him a bit of a chip on his shoulder.
        • Not to mention his 12-year-old friend LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png4 Ajuna was killed by a Piltie.[2]
      • He finds Ezreal Ezreal a poser.[3]
    • To him, Jayce Jayce and Viktor Viktor are the opposite extremes of the same decadent spectrum, and hopes he doesn't turn out like either of them.[4]
  • Ekko also dislikes Zaunites like Viktor Viktor, Singed Singed, and Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo, as they embody everything that is wrong with the city.
    • Ekko once saved his friend from Dr. Mundo Dr. Mundo by rewinding time; however, Mundo remains aware of the changed timeline.
    • He had a pet rat named Mr. Tails. Twitch Twitch reminds him of Mr. Tails and thinks it might be him.
    • Ekko appreciates Zac Zac for what he has done for Zaun. Ekko remarks that he would poke at Zac to learn about the composition of his chemical body.[5]
    • He likes Blitzcrank Blitzcrank for unknown reasons and fights alongside him in The Climb[6].
  • The only Yordle Ekko has met is Heimerdinger Heimerdinger. The two of them shared stories with each other while Heimerdinger visited Ekko's hideout in Zaun. He hasn't meant any other Yordles (at least not without glamour) and has only heard tales of them.[7]
    • If he were to meet Rumble Rumble, he would respect him for his ingenuity in building a mechanized suit out of junk.[8]
    • He respects Heimerdinger Heimerdinger as an inventor despite him residing in and working for Piltover.[9]
    • Ekko and his friends have been shown to attend Seraphine's Seraphine's performance. They are likely her fans despite her strong ties to Piltover.
  • Zilean Zilean and Bard Bard may be concerned by Ekko fracturing the timeline.[10]

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Biography

Starring Champion

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Chronobreak

By Matthew Dunn

A friend in need or a murderous deed. We're defined by the paths we take.

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Short Story • 6 Minute Read

Lullaby

By Matthew Dunn

It had been a weeklong sort of day.

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Seconds

Some things are worth fighting for. Time and time again.

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The Climb

Take the first step and begin your climb.

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Short Story

The Unexpected Spark

By Michael Luo

"I can’t accept this,"

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True Genius

When Heimerdinger's latest hextech creation is stolen by Jinx, the professor sends an unfortunate apprentice on a wild goose chase through the City of Progress… and beneath it.

Mentioned Champion

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Short Story • 4 Minute Read

Do No Harm

By Anthony Burch

It has been while, Mundo thought, stroking the massive purple tongue that hung from his mouth like an executed criminal swinging from gallows, since Mundo made a housecall.

Alternate Universes

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A New Journey

Inspired by the true story of Michelle, a university student and League of Legends player who joined a team and joined the fight. Season 2019 of League of Legends starts now! It's On.

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Arcane (TV Series)

Every legend has a beginning.

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Breakout

Virtual hip-hop group True Damage was born when K/DA's lead rapper Akali sought to bring together the distinct talents of Ekko, Senna, Qiyana, and Yasuo in an ambitious, genre-defying collaboration.

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Enemy

By Justin Tranter, Imagine Dragons, JID, Fortiche Productions

Oh, the misery, everybody wants to be my ENEMY.

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LoL School

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Out of Time

By Michael Yichao

PURSUIT

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Systems Online

In the wake of a ruthless Praetorian threat, an elite team converges to stop them. Prepare to engage—you're just in time.

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Council Archives

By Ty Sheedlo

The Council Archives. You'd heard stories at the Academy, of course, but words could not describe the breathtaking magnitude of its contents. The entire history of your city: its glorious achievements, its sinister secrets, painstakingly documented, waiting to be read.

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Harmonies: Issue 1

By Michael Yichao

In a difficult moment during a recording secession, Akali reassures a nervous Seraphine that K/DA's bonds run deep.

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RISE

By Numerous creators

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

Trivia

XII on Ekko's 'bat'

  • His canon appearances in chronological order: Enemy, Arcane, True Genius, Lullaby, Chronobreak, Seconds, The Unexpected Spark.
  • During his release, it was stated that Ekko was a 16-17-year-old teenager.
    • Like Jinx Jinx and Vi Vi, 'Ekko' is not his actual name but rather what his friends call him.[11]
  • Ekko is basically a gifted, unrefined genius that tends to take on more than he can initially handle. He managed to create the Zero-Drive Zero-Drive and the Timewinder Timewinder simply through trial and error, and as a result splits the timeline to fuel his perfectionism[12]
  • Ekko mainly uses the Z-Drive to undo his mistakes and find key points to exploit, such as taking down a Vigilnaut (the techmaturgically augmented goon he fought in Seconds).[13]
  • Despite being able to undo physical effects on his body, Ekko retains some residual effects over the rewind, including physical pain and mental fatigue. His cognitive age does not change over the course of rewinding.[14][15]
  • Ekko's facepaint and Zero-Drive Zero-Drive are both shaped after an hourglass, an expression of his personality as well as the symbol he adopted for himself.[16]
    • He displays the same Zaunite street fashion Jinx Jinx and Vi Vi do (with Ekko's neckpiece being identical to the hextech bolts on her gauntlets)
  • Ekko's 'bat' is a clock second-hand he stole from a Piltover clocktower (as evidenced by the Roman 'XII' at its base)[17]
  • Ekko believes in and cares for Zaun and its future despite not fully understanding the bigger picture.
  • As evidenced by his joke, the Zero-Drive Zero-Drive sometimes functions unexpectedly.
    • It being the product of makeshift hextech powered by a shattered crystal of undocumented properties might have something to do with it.
      • The shattered crystal is implied to be part of the one that Viktor Viktor and Jayce Jayce fought over in their biographies.
      • And that also implies the current Zero-Drive Zero-Drive isn't the first of many broken before.
  • The Timewinder Timewinder is powered by the Zero-Drive Zero-Drive.
    • Ekko had at first another function for it in mind (likely a smoke/flash grenade) but several successive malfunctions prompted its current incarnation.
  • Using the Zero-Drive Zero-Drive, Ekko is able to create afterimages of himself.
    • While in-game, an afterimage can be seen throwing his Zero-Drive Zero-Drive to activate Parallel Convergence Parallel Convergence, in The Climb and Ekko's Arrival the device thrown is shown to be an unique one also shaped like a hourglass.
      • This device temporarly stops the flow of time in an area area area.
    • In the non-canon The Path of Champions Adventure, one of Ekko's afterimage named Ozzi starts acting on its own and desires to not be reset and remain as an individual. It's unknown if afterimages from linkRuneterra Prime (Universe) Runeterra Prime are also capable of this.

Change log

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5 Nov 2019 (During V9.22) Added.

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