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A former doll transformed and brought to life by magic, Gwen wields the very tools that once created her. She carries the weight of her maker’s maker’s love with every step, taking nothing for granted. At her

command is the Hallowed Mist, an ancient and protective magic that has blessed Gwen’s scissors, needles, and sewing thread. So much is new to her, but Gwen remains joyfully determined to fight for the good that survives in a broken world.

GwenSquare.png"The wind at my back feels so good. I can’t lose this. I won’t."  Gwen
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Background

Early Life

Gwen was originally crafted as a doll by a seamstress named Isolde Isolde, embodying her desire for adventure and royalty. Isolde loved her doll very much and would spend hours sewing and playing with her. Eventually, Isolde would be courted by Viego Viego, the king of Camavor, and would no longer have time to play with her cherished doll. At first, Gwen could sense that Viego made her creator happy, but their love would sour and become painful. Isolde would fall ill due to an assassin's blade and eventually pass. Viego took Isolde's corpse to the Blessed Isles in hopes of reviving her, but unleashed ruination instead. Without their king, the nation of Camavor would crumble and Gwen would be forgotten for centuries.

Contemporary history

Gwen would eventually find herself on the Shadow Isles when Viego was awakened by Gangplank Gangplank and Thresh Thresh. Viego would be defeated by Ahri Ahri, Braum Braum, Illaoi Illaoi, Miss Fortune Miss Fortune, Pyke Pyke, and Yasuo Yasuo and imprisoned within an amulet. The Ruined King would somehow escape the amulet and resume his search for his queen. The fragments of Isolde's soul scattered across Runeterra and imbued themselves into various fetters, one of them being Gwen. Gwen would be brought to life by the fragment of Isolde's soul and found herself with an oversized pair of scissors, needles, and thread. She would soon be attacked by a swarm of wraiths and remembered the pain associated with Viego, she quickly dispatched the wraiths and knew that they were tied with him. Fascinated by the wonders of life, Gwen would set out to explore the world and stop the pain caused by Viego and the Black Mist.

Recent events

Gwen soon found herself at the Sentinels of Light's headquarters where she would meet Lucian Lucian, Senna Senna and a Rookie. She aided them in repelling a swarm of wraiths and joined them in stopping Viego's global harrowing. She would travel with the Sentinels across Runeterra, chasing after the other fetters and repelling Viego's attacks. Along the way, the Sentinels would recruit more fighters into their ranks and Gwen would give haircuts and tailor new uniforms for Diana Diana, Graves Graves, Irelia Irelia, Olaf Olaf, Pyke Pyke, Rengar Rengar, Riven Riven, and Vayne Vayne. When Viego obtained most of the fetters, the Sentinels launched one last assault against him on the Shadow Isles. Gwen attempted to bind him within the Hallowed Mist, but Viego quickly dispatched her with a stroke of his blade. He took her, Senna and the Maiden of the Mist to Camavor to resurrect Isolde. Viego tore the fragment of Isolde's soul within Gwen, killing her and the other fetters, and revived his queen. Isolde was horrified at what Viego had done and rejected him. She prompted Akshan Akshan to kill her with his Absolver and revived Gwen, Senna and the Maiden. Gwen then was able to seal him within the Hallowed Mist and the threat of the Ruined King was over. Gwen reckoned with Senna about Isolde being truly gone now, but was ready to live her life to the fullest.

Appearance

Gwen has the appearance of a pale young woman of medium stature. Her hair is blue and curled up in two long ringlets that are decorated with dark blue ribbons. On her neck and arms she has magical blue marks resembling the stitches of a doll in the same way when she was a normal doll. Her eyes have cross shaped pupils, resembling buttons, with the one on the left being blue and the one on the right being pink.

Gwen typically dresses In a white dress with a black rim and blue chest, decorated with golden details.

Personality

Gwen is a doll given life by the Hallowed Mist and a fragment of Isolde's soul, representing her kindness, love and joy, granting her self awareness and a independent personality.

Having being created as an idealized character by Isolde as a little girl, Gwen has the personality of a idealized princess of fairy tales, highly polite and graceful. She's kind, friendly, and excitable, eager to see the world, curious and in love of everything in it. Having been alive for only a short time, she is terrified of dying.

Although generally friendly and genuine in her niceness, Gwen is not unaware of the darkness of the world. She dutifully fights the evils of the Black Mist to protect the world she was born in, and she has nothing but contempt for the Shadow Isles's most malevolent members, such as Thresh Thresh and Viego Viego.

Abilities

  • Hallowed Mist: Gwen was blessed with the Hallowed Mist, the pure, positive version of the Black Mist. The Hallowed Mist gave Gwen life, and provides her with most of her abilities.
    • Enchantment: Gwen can enchant objects with the Hallowed Mist, giving these objects great power. She turned her scissors, needles and treads from normal objects in to powerful weapons with her power. These objects can now be used to defeat the evils of the Shadow Isles.
    • Protection: Gwen can use the Hallowed Mist to protect herself and others from danger.
    • Healing: Gwen can also use the Hallowed Mist to heal herself.
  • Seamstress: Being a doll herself, Gwen knows how to sewn and weave with experience. She created the outfits for the Sentinels of light in relatively short time.
  • Combat Capabilities: Gwen is a talented and elegant fighter that can fight many powerful foes at the same time.

Relations

Isolde Isolde and Viego Viego

Gwen was created by Isolde Isolde, Viego's Viego's wife. After being brought to life, Gwen uses Isolde's tools. Gwen also contains a fragment of Isolde's soul, like Senna Senna.

Gwen travels across Runeterra to fight Viego Viego and the Mist as well as to help people in need.

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During the events of Rise of the Sentinels, Gwen accompanied the Sentinels of Light in the fight against the Black Mist and Viego. She worked as the team' hair stylist and tailor.

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Biography

Starring Champion

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Absolution (Cinematic)

Two souls entwined by fate. One life for the other’s freedom.

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Made with Love

Once upon a time, a seamstress made a darling little doll. This doll loved her maker very much, but sadly, tragedy ripped them apart, sending the doll to sink beneath sea and sorrow. Centuries passed, but the doll was not deterred, for she knew love would find her again.

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Roots of Ruin

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The end began with one man.

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The Stranger Who Sews

By Michael Luo

Under the setting sun, hidden behind a dense thicket, a young lady stands with large black bows in her silvery blue hair, complimented by golden ornaments and an elegantly tailored dress.

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The Boys and Bombolini

By Jared Rosen

There existed, among the multitude of disgusting Bilgewater shipping warehouses filled with rusted knives and arms-length carnivorous rats, one Bilgewater shipping warehouse devoid of such things.

Alternate Universes

Trivia

  • Gwen was created somewhere between 47 BN and 30 BN, when Isolde was a young girl who dreamed of traveling the kingdom. In an attempt to play out this life, Isolde created her own princess doll that she imagined was the picture of regal elegance. The doll's dress was crafted to match the intricate designs on the Camavoran warships. Gwen sounded perfectly royal for a name.[2]
  • Gwen's biggest fear is death, now that she has begun to experience life.[3]
  • Gwen can magically change the size of her scissors at will to be any size she wants.[4]
  • Gwen was brought to life shortly after the events of Ruination.[3]
  • Gwen was happy for Isolde when her relationship with Viego was good, but when it turned bad, she felt her pain on a deep level.[5]
  • Gwen's weapons are similar in style to relic weapons, as they have the power to destroy wraiths.
  • Gwen also wields pure mist, which can hide people from Wraiths and protect against the Harrowing.

Change log

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30 March 2021 (During V11.6) Added.

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