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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]
EvelynnSquare old3 Evelynn, the Widowmaker
  • Evelynn's voice actress is uncredited and anonymous, who also voices SyndraSquare 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 AniviaSquare Anivia, CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia, RumbleSquare Rumble, and YasuoSquare Yasuo.
    • She was not originally given this rating.

Development

EvelynnSquare Evelynn, Agony's Embrace
  • 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 RengarSquare 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 KenchSquare 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

EvelynnSquare 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,[2] although the Twisted Treeline icon Twisted Treeline altars never had quotes dedicated to Evelynn out of a desire to not reveal much about her.
EvelynnSquare Evelynn, Agony's Embrace
  • She is referred as a Demon Shade demon, probably inspired by Mesopotamian underworld goddess Ereshkigal & Semitic nocturnal figure Lilith, who in turn inspires the Succubus.
  • Evelynn had only manifested into her physical form a few centuries ago, as she has evolved from the the Rune Wars- which is fairly young for a demon.
  • 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.
  • Evelynn's lore might have been inspired by the Chinese legend of Da Ji.

Quotes

Evelynn OriginalCircle old3 Evelynn, the Widowmaker
Evelynn OriginalCircle Evelynn, Agony's Embrace
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    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".

Skins

Evelynn OriginalCircle Original Evelynn
  • Her Evelynn OriginalCircle splash artwork was made region specific for censorship reasons, mainly because she was almost completely naked.
  • The guards' lances seems to bear a blue flag, like Xin ZhaoSquare Xin Zhao's, so it may be Demacian guards.
  • A small heart can be seen on her right hip.
  • Depending on her mood she will either extend her claws or wave bye during Recall Recall.[3]
Evelynn ShadowCircle Shadow Evelynn
Evelynn MasqueradeCircle Masquerade Evelynn
  • Her mask is removed when entering the brush.
Evelynn TangoCircle Tango Evelynn
Evelynn SafecrackerCircle Safecracker Evelynn
Evelynn BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Evelynn
Evelynn KDACircle K/DA Evelynn
Evelynn PrestigeKDACircle K/DA Evelynn Prestige Edition

Relations

  • EvelynnSquare Evelynn has killed the patron and matron of House Vayne of Demacia Crest icon Demacia. Their daughter, VayneSquare Shauna Vayne has dedicated her life to finding and destroying monsters. Searching for the demon to exact her revenge.
  • Like Tahm KenchSquare Tahm Kench, she is classified as a demon, and as both are demons they seem to know each other based on their biography and EvelynnSquare 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."


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