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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.

If you're eager to help but would like to reference a completed character article: Aurelion Sol, Jinx, Mel, and Viego are excellent.

This article was last edited by Arsenal254 on 26-May-2022 16:38.
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As unpredictable as he is brutal, the dethroned reaver king Gangplank Gangplank is feared far and wide. Once, he ruled the port city of Bilgewater Crest icon.png Bilgewater, and while his reign is over, there are those who believe this has only made him more dangerous. Gangplank would see Bilgewater bathed in blood once more before letting someone else take it—and now with pistol, cutlass, and barrels of gunpowder, he is determined to reclaim what he has lost.

GangplankSquare.png"I was cutting throats and sinking Noxus Crest icon.png Noxian war galleys when you were still pissing your britches, boy. You don't want to take me on."  Gangplank
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  • Gangplank and Illaoi Illaoi were in a relationship over a decade ago, but eventually broke up.
    • After subjecting him to a Test of Spirit Test of Spirit in order to get him back 'in motion', the Kraken Priestess the Kraken Priestess ordered the Serpent Islander chiefs to support the Saltwater Scourge in retaking Bilgewater.
      • They would lead Gangplank to Buhru artifacts that could control the Black Mist.
    • Illaoi Illaoi was Gangplank's first love.
    • She would eventually oppose him alongside Ahri Ahri, Braum Braum, Miss Fortune Miss Fortune, Pyke Pyke, and Yasuo Yasuo in Ruined King.
  • Gangplank would enter a partnership with Thresh Thresh in Ruined King, in order to awaken and subjugate Viego Viego to conquer Bilgewater.
    • Viego's power would prove too strong for Gangplank and ended up controlling him instead.
  • Swain Swain and Zed Zed want Gangplank dead for stealing from each of them.
    • Namely, Gangplank stole Swain's Swain's personal warship known as the Leviathan and ransacked the Temple of the Jagged Knife belonging to Zed's Zed's Order of Shadows.
  • Miss Fortune Miss Fortune managed to overthrow and 'kill' Gangplank in revenge for him murdering her mother back when she was a girl.
    • Gangplank had only thought of Miss Fortune Miss Fortune as the most persistent of bounty hunters, unaware that she is the daughter of the gunsmith he killed when she refused to hand over the twin pistols the twin pistols he had commissioned in order to spearhead his rise to Reaver King of Bilgewater.
    • Miss Fortune would defeat Gangplank again in Ruined King and had him detained in order to publicly execute him as a show of power.
      • He would escape before his execution and entered a massive gang war against Fortune.

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The Saltwater Scourge

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

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Blood in the Water

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

The massive Noxian war captain shuddered and dropped his axe as Gangplank rammed his cutlass deep into the man's gut. Blood bubbled from the warrior's tattooed lips as he mouthed an unheard curse.

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Burning Tides: Act 1

By Scott Hawkes, George Krstic, Anthony Reynolds Lenné, John O'Bryan

The Rat Town slaughter docks; they smell as bad as their name suggests.

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The Burden

By Odin Austin Shafer

Truth Bearer, this is why we must retreat to Buhru. We cannot save the paylangi' the Hierophant said. The heavy-set woman grinned, obviously pleased by the prospect of leaving Bilgewater.

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Dead in the Water

By Graham McNeill

Red tide out, red tide in.

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Destiny and Fate

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

Ah, Bilgewater.

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Down Among the Dead Men

By Graham McNeill

Bilgewater's White Wharf had earned its name thanks to the layer of bird waste covering it from end to end, which was only to be expected at a resting place for the dead. Folk here didn't bury corpses; they returned them to the sea. A grave of the sunken dead hung suspended in the cold depths, marked by hundreds of bobbing grave-buoys. Some were merely name posts, while others were elaborate tomb markers carved to resemble rearing krakens or buxom sea wenches.

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Fortune Smiles

By Anthony Burch

Bilgewater. A haven for Runeterra's most notorious monster hunters, mercenaries, and scoundrels. For decades, a ruthless pirate named Gangplank kept the city in check. Under his merciless rule, Bilgewater was an orderly place to make a dishonest living. But now Gangplank is dead. Murdered, by a crimson-haired bounty hunter seeking vengeance for her parents' deaths. Bilgewater has descended into chaos. Only the woman who killed Gangplank can save it. Her name is Sarah. They call her Miss Fortune.

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Shadow and Fortune: Chapter One

By Graham McNeill

Blood on the Streets, Glory in Death, Down to the Bearded Lady/nThe Butcher Blades had hung the Jackdaw from a rusted marlinspike through his jawbone and left him for the quayside scavengers. This was the seventeenth murdered ganger the hooded man had seen tonight.

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Shadow and Fortune: Chapter Three

By Graham McNeill

The Purifier, City of the Dead, Sanctuary

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The Card Master

By Graham McNeill

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The Kraken Priestess

By Odin Austin Shafer

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The Outlaw

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

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First light after the Harrowing

By Pabro

Though the Black Mist fades and the souls it claimed will soon forget their past, the threat of the fell tide will not be forgotten. Worse than all previous years, those who lived are left to wonder where it will return, and whether anyone will survive when it does.

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