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Outside the Great City of Demacia, the stone colossus Galio 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.png"Get behind me, Demacian! You may not have noticed, but I’m very large."  Galio
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Background

Early Life

Galio was built some time between the 3rd and 4th centuries AN, created during the kingdom's early years. His construction took two years, from the commissioning of Durand for the project to his official unveiling. 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.

Contemporary history

Recent events

Warriors

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.

Appearance

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.

Personality

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.

Abilities

  • Petricite Body: Galio is an immense colossus composed of Petricite, a magic-absorbing material that has been used by Demacians to protect them from magic for millennia. This made Galio a powerful being of vast powers, many maybe still unexplored.
    • Magic Absorption: Galio can absorbs magic in his vicinity, rendering most mages powerless. 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 contribute 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.

Relations

Durand

Galio Galio was designed by Durand, who also crafted Sylas shackles.

Vladimir Vladimir

Galio fought Vladimir Vladimir and the Noxus Crest icon.png 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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Biography

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Biography

The Colossus

By John O'Bryan

Starring Champion

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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

Warriors

By Numerous creators

Mentioned Champion

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Short Story

Art is Life

By Graham McNeill

Nights in Noxus were never silent.

Alternate Universes

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Take Over

By Numerous creators

We're Taking Over.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • As teased by Swain's Swain's in-game quote    Swain OriginalCircle.png "His secrets died with his sculptor." and later explained in Sylas' Sylas' biography and the subsequent Lux: Issue 2, Galio becomes animated once the petricite inside him has absorbed enough magic which was a design intention from Durand.
  • 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]

Change log

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5 Mar 2019 (During V9.5) Added.

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