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Outside the Great City of Demacia, the stone colossus Galio keeps vigilant watch. Built as a bulwark against enemy mages, he often stands motionless for decades until the presence of powerful magic stirs him to life. Once activated, Galio makes the most of his time, savoring the thrill of a fight and the rare honor of defending his countrymen. But his triumphs are always bittersweet, for the magic he destroys is also his source of reanimation, and each victory leaves him dormant once again.

GalioSquare"Get behind me, Demacian! You may not have noticed, but I’m very large."  Galio
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Early Life[]

Galio was built over two years during the kingdom's early years in the 3rd and 4th centuries AN. Upon the slopes of the Greenfang Mountains, a group of Demacian soldiers was battered by a barrage of arcane magic projected by a powerful group of Noxian warmages. It was here that Galio absorbed the emanating magic and awoke for the first time.



Meeting Lux Lux[]


Defending against the Freljord Winters Claw Winter's Claw[]

Sometime after Lux had left the Great City of Demacia, he was summoned by her to aid herself, Garen Garen and other Demacian soldiers at a northern fortress in fighting off Sylas Sylas and his Winter's Claw allies.


Galio is takes the appearance of a large muscular gargoyle, with wing motifs reminiscent to the winged sister winged sister during Demacia's early years. His body is mostly made of petricite, which is of a white marble-like color, Some gold elements are present around his body, giving him a regal appearance.


Galio, when active, has a cheerful personality, always eager to help people in need, as well as fight whenever called upon. He has no particular fondness for most mages, as most of his encounters with them are from opposing armies.


  • Magic Absorption: Galio's gigantic petricite body can absorb magic in a large area around him, preventing collateral damage by magic. He seems to be capable of controlling this ability, given that Lux Lux seems to be able to use magic when around him.
  • Immense Strength: Thanks to his enormous size, Galio has immense strength, capable to destroy entire armies and create powerful shockwaves by clapping his wings.
  • Invulnerability: Galio is particularly indestructible, and can resist massive amount of physical attacks that very few could survive.
  • Flight: Despite his massive size, Galio can fly with no problem. It is unclear how much the wing-like construction on his back contributes to his flying abilities.
  • Brawler: During his time as the protector of Demacia, Galio has learned several hand-to-hand combat moves, which he utilizes with his immense strength and durability.


Arcturus J. Durand[]

Galio Galio was designed by Arcturus J. Durand, who also crafted Sylas shackles. Galio is the only instance of animated golem published by Durand.

Vladimir Vladimir[]

Galio fought Vladimir Vladimir and the Noxus Crest icon Noxian army at some point.

Luxanna Crownguard Luxanna Crownguard[]

As most Demacians do, the Crownguards make an annual pilgrimage to visit Galio on the Memorial Road. This is how he first became aware of Lux Lux, reacting to the growing presence of the light magic within her each year ever since she was a toddler. Galio sees Lux as the only mage he likes and has become a sort of guardian to her. Lux is apparently the first person to have an actual conversation with him. She was 13-years-old at the time.[1]

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Galio OriginalCentered

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The Colossus

By John O'Bryan

Starring Champion

Galio A Hero Wakes

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Short Story • 6 Minute Read

A Hero Wakes

By John O'Bryan

A taste of magic is all it takes to wake the Colossus and send him smashing. And he just got one.

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Short Story • 17 Minute Read

Flesh and Stone

By John O'Bryan

A young girl ashamed of her power. A monolith that can't help his curiosity. An unlikely pair - or the perfect match?

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Music Video


By Numerous creators

Mentioned Champion

Vladimir Art is Life

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Short Story

Art is Life

By Graham McNeill

Nights in Noxus were never silent.

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Lux: Issue 2

By John O'Bryan, Billy Tan, Haining, Gadson, John Roshell

Struggling to control her growing magic, Lux bluffs her way into the Mageseeker compound.

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The Mageseeker

By Digital Sun

In the kingdom of Demacia, the Mageseekers hold the power to oppress magic-using citizens in the name of public order–by inducting and indoctrinating them, locking them away, or driving them into hiding. Play as Sylas, a spell-stealing mage who has just broken free of his unjust captivity at the Mageseekers’ hands. Wielding the chains that once bound you, you must liberate your homeland from tyranny, one Mageseeker at a time.

Alternate Universes

Worlds Take Over

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Music Video

Take Over

By Numerous creators

We're Taking Over.


  • Galio normally stands on a plinth (stated to somehow be both beside and straddling) the Memorial Road miles away to the south, far from the main highway apparently leading to the Last Gate of North Demacia City. At certain times of the year, the Memorial Road is flooded with travelers making their pilgrimages to the colossus, paying tribute to the symbol of Demacian resolve.
  • Birds often nest in Galio's crown. He apparently has not simply the appearance of eyes that he uses to see, but physical eyeballs that move in their sockets.[2]
  • Galio's height is 25 meters.[3]
  • Galio has a striking resemblence to Talos from Greek mythology. Both are automatons created to protect their homes from invaders

Change log[]

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5 Mar 2019 (During V9.5) Added.


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