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General

  • Eveylnn comes from Norman French Aveline, diminutive of Germanic Ava, possibly from Proto-Germanic: afalan "strength", *agwjō "island", *ahwō "stream", or *awōn "grandmother".[1]
Evelynn OriginalSquare old3 Evelynn, the Widowmaker
  • Evelynn's voice actress is uncredited and anonymous, who also voices Syndra OriginalSquare Syndra.
  • Evelynn's dance references Tina Tech's dance from the movie Flashdance.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Evelynn is one of five champions which had a difficulty rating of 10 on the old scale, the others being Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia, Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia, Rumble OriginalSquare Rumble, and Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo.
    • She was not originally given this rating.

Development

Evelynn OriginalSquare Evelynn, Agony's Embrace
  • Evelynn is voiced by Mara Junot.
  • The exclamation mark that appears when Evelynn is spotted references the one from Metal Gear Solid.
    • The stealth rework itself was also inspired by it.
      • The same exclamation mark appeared when Rengar OriginalSquare Rengar used Thrill of the Hunt Thrill of the Hunt to warn his enemies he is nearby, before it was replaced by a unique icon resembling his eyes peeking through darkness during the Assassin update.
  • Her title, Agony's Embrace, was the name of her old Agony's Embrace ultimate.
    • Her Last Caress ultimate was named "Widowmaker" during early reveals, which was her original title.
  • Allure Allure was formerly called "Lust Dust" in early reveals.
  • Evelynn is the second emotion eater, after Tahm Kench OriginalSquare Tahm Kench:
    • One Devour consumes his victim's possessions and loved ones while savoring their psychological anguish.
    • The other Whiplash physically Last Caress torments her victims and leeches off their affliction as they're dying agonizingly.
  • During early reveals, Evelynn ShadowCircle Shadow Evelynn didn't have her headdress on, and Evelynn TangoCircle Tango Evelynn's skin was toned differently before it was changed to match her splash art.

Lore

Evelynn OriginalSquare old3 Evelynn, the Widowmaker
  • Evelynn was initially unaffiliated with any faction, but was later revealed to hail from Shadow Isles Crest icon The Shadow Isles,[3] although the Twisted Treeline icon Twisted Treeline altars never had quotes dedicated to Evelynn out of a desire to not reveal much about her.
Evelynn OriginalSquare Evelynn, Agony's Embrace
  • Her in-game form is 164 cm (5’4”) high, much like her Evelynn KDACircle K/DA counterpart.
  • She is referred to as a Demon Shade demon, probably inspired by Mesopotamian underworld goddess Ereshkigal & Semitic nocturnal figure Lilith, who in turn inspires the Succubus.
  • Evelynn started as a nascent wisp of shadow eons ago, but only became sentient during the Rune War which was over 1000 years ago.
  • Fed on the overwhelming pain endured by people during the Rune War. There was less pain afterwards which forced the lazy demon to create a form that would attract the pain to her rather than having to chase it herself, due to having lived for so long without a need to actively seek pain.
  • Evelynn's entirely feminine form is not indicative for any fixed appearance, she can alter herself in different ways. However Evelynn doesn't do so on a whim, as her current form is something she spent decades of trial and error to make perfect. It also appears that, while demons can change their forms, this power does have limits. Nocturne himself was able to change his form in his short story but retained his black color. Evelynn's normal form is attractive but still not entirely human-colored, which could be taken as a sign of warning to a would-be victim.

Quotes

Evelynn OriginalCircle old3 Evelynn, the Widowmaker
Evelynn OriginalCircle Evelynn, Agony's Embrace
  •  
    Evelynn.move19
    "Misery loves whatever I tell it to." alludes to former quote and popular refrain  
    Evelynn.attack6 old
    "Misery loves company.".
  •  
    Evelynn.move27
    "Girls just wanna tear your throat out with their teeth." references Cyndi Lauper's song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".
  •  
    Evelynn.move17
    "Without pain, how could they know pleasure?" is likely a spin on a quote from John Green's novel The Fault In Our Stars: "Without pain, how could we know joy?"

Skins

Evelynn OriginalCircle Original Evelynn
Evelynn ShadowCircle Shadow Evelynn
  • Her appearance resembles that of the Shadow Assassin OriginalSquare Shadow Assassin.
  • Despite being a RP icon 520 skin, Shadow Evelynn received a unique recall animation and a full set of tailor-made effects with her VGU.
Evelynn MasqueradeCircle Masquerade Evelynn
Evelynn TangoCircle Tango Evelynn
Evelynn SafecrackerCircle Safecracker Evelynn
Evelynn BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Evelynn
  • The mask she is wearing references the ones used in Japanese Noh theater.
  • She is possibly inspired by the Oni, horned ogres in Japanese folklore.
  • Her lashers take the form of Kamas.
  • The one being Allure Allured in her splash art is likely Twisted Fate BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Twisted Fate.
Evelynn KDACircle K/DA Evelynn
Evelynn PrestigeKDACircle K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition
  • This Prestige skin was released in patch 9.8 after the initial K/DA release due to Evelynn KDACircle K/DA Evelynn's rising popularity.
Evelynn SugarRushCircle Sugar Rush Evelynn
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Jasper, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sweet Tooth
  • Braum SugarRushCircle Sugar Rush Braum and Ziggs SugarRushCircle Sugar Rush Ziggs can be seen in the background. In the full splash art, Poppy LollipoppyCircle Lollipoppies and a Gum Drop PoroSquare Poro's are also visible.
  • Her lashers are tipped with chocolate-dipped strawberries, which she uses to attract and prey on gingerbread people, similar to the function of an anglerfish's lure.

Relations

  • Evelynn OriginalSquare Evelynn has killed the patron and matron of House Vayne of Demacia Crest icon Demacia. Their daughter, Vayne OriginalSquare Shauna Vayne has dedicated her life to finding and destroying monsters. Searching for the demon to exact her revenge.
  • Like Tahm Kench OriginalSquare Tahm Kench, she is classified as a demon, and as both are demons they seem to know each other based on their biography and Evelynn OriginalSquare Evelynn's quotes. 
    •  
      Evelynn.tauntTahmKench1
      Evelynn OriginalCircle ​"So how are you, River King? I see you haven't missed a meal."
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      Evelynn.tauntTahmKench2
      Evelynn OriginalCircle ​"I like your style, Kench, but stay out of my territory."


References

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