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Jarvan IV
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As the king’s only son, Prince Jarvan Prince Jarvan is heir apparent to the throne of Demacia Crest icon.png Demacia. Raised to be a paragon of his nation’s greatest virtues, he is forced to balance the heavy expectations placed upon him with his own desire to prove himself on the battlefield. An exceptional warrior in his own right, Jarvan also inspires his troops with fearsome courage and selfless determination, raising his family’s colors high and revealing his true strength as a future leader of his people.

Jarvan IV OriginalSquare.png"Words may make a ruler, but only actions make history."  Jarvan IV
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  • Jarvan IV Jarvan IV is the son of LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png7 Jarvan III (former King of Demacia; rescued Xin Zhao Xin Zhao from execution), the grandson of Jarvan II and the great-grandson of Jarvan I (killed by Sion Sion).
    • Jarvan IV sees Xin Zhao as his Uncle.
  • Sylas Sylas is looking to overthrow and kill the Demacian elite, including Jarvan.
    • Jarvan IV was almost executed by Sylas Sylas and now is chasing him, believing Sylas is behind his father's death, although the king was already dead by the time he was found.
  • Jarvan IV and Garen Garen have known and become friends with each other since joining the military at young age.
  • Jarvan was captured by the Noxian army after the Gates of Mourning fell into the hand of Noxus Crest icon.png Noxus.
  • Jarvan IV was saved by Shyvana Shyvana after escaping and later helped her in slaying her mother and, out of gratitude, she earned a spot in the Demacian Elite Guard.
    • In Lux comics, it was revealed Jarvan loved someone that wasn't so different from the mages. That person may be Shyvana herself.
  • Jarvan IV was arranged to marry Lux Lux by her family to protect her from being persecuted for being a mage: as queen, she would have been too powerful to accuse. After she didn't show up for the betrothal ceremony, the matter was apparently dropped.
  • After his father's death, Jarvan is counsel of many prominent nobles—including Garen’s aunt, High Marshal LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png8 Tianna Crownguard to prepare him for the days ahead before he can be crowned king.
  • In the old lore, Jarvan IV's blood was used by Swain Swain (his nemesis) and Vladimir Vladimir to resurrect Sion Sion. How they would have gotten the Exemplar's blood was never explored.
    • LeBlanc LeBlanc is theorized to have impersonated Jarvan IV in order to cause a war between Demacia and Noxus.

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Biography

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Biography

The Exemplar of Demacia

By Rayla Heide

Starring Champion

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Aftermath

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

The first rays of dawn brushed the rooftops of the Great City, turning pale stone to gold. The air was still, and the only sounds filtering up to the high garden terraces on the east side of the citadel were the gentle chorus of morning birds and the hushed murmur of the waking city below.

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Short Story • 3 Minute Read

Ivory, Ebony, Jasper

By Rayla Heide

The approaching swarm is a death sentence for a small village - unless Jarvan carries out his own.

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Comic

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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Lux: Issue 4

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

Sylas' master plan is revealed! But is it too late for a guilt-ridden Lux to turn the tide?

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Lux: Issue 5

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

As all mages are hunted down by Prince Jarvan IV and forces led by Garen, Lux must make her ultimate decision!

Mentioned Champion

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Reveal

Demacia Needs Heroes

By Numerous creators

She is a new kind of hero, one of new mind and new method. One who can go where armies cannot reach, where swords cannot clash.

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Short Story • 28 Minute Read

For Demacia

By Graham McNeill

In a town plagued by nightmares, can even the best and bravest of Demacia bring back the light?

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Fragile Legacies

By Dana Luery Shaw

I was young and unafraid, heart aflame with the sort of righteousness that cast out all shadows of doubt, on the day I first met Barrett Buvelle.

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Garen: First Shield

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

The King is dead. Demacia is mourning. And in the eyes of Garen Crownguard, it’s his fault. But can he rise to the challenge when Demacia needs him again? While on a peacetime expedition beyond the borders of Demacia, Garen, Quinn, and the Dauntless Vanguard uncover a plot that threatens to destroy long-standing alliances. As the knight-ranger Quinn tries to get word back to Demacia, Garen and his comrades make a desperate last stand. How long can they last, and at what cost?

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Lux: Issue 1

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

In Demacia, order reigns and magic is forbidden. How will the order be upset when Lux's hidden magic emerges?

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Lux: Issue 3

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

If saving Sylas means exposing her powers, will Lux dare risk her own future to save a criminal?

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Tellstones: King's Gambit (Video)

Can you play like a champion?

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The Despoiler of Havenfall

By Michael Haugen Wieske

The fog had come in swiftly, eclipsing the afternoon sun over the crossroads.

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Biography

The Half-Dragon

By Rayla Heide

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The Might of Demacia

By Graham McNeill

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The Seneschal of Demacia

By Michael Luo

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What Once Sailed Free

By Michael Luo

My father once said Noxus wasted its talent in those arenas. Now I see the truth in his words.

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Save the Celebration

Honor the past, protect the future. Every year, a beast of legend arrives to threaten the Lunar New Year, and every year, a team of heroes is chosen to stand as guardians over the celebration.

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RISE

By Numerous creators

Reaching the peak takes more than skill. Only those with the ambition to RISE above all others will know its height.

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Road to the Cup

As the 2013 League of Legends World Championship final draws near, we showcase the biggest heroes in esports from around the world. Many teams fell by the wayside in epic battles, and now only two remain: Korea's SK Telecom T1 and China's Royal Club. Who will rise?

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Take Over

By Numerous creators

We're Taking Over.

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Short Story

The Lure

By Dan Abnett

Ordinal Shieda Kayn slings out to the unremarkable edgeworld of Ionan, hot on the trail of a band of millitant Templars. These enemies of the state were clearly looking for something important...but what?

Outdated Lore

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Journey Into The Freljord

By Unknown Author

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Reveal

Reborn

By Numerous creators

Trivia

  • Jarvan IV is around 26 years old, or a similar age as Garen Garen.
    • He was around 26 years old when during the events of the Lux Comics.
    • He obtained Drakebane from his father when he turned 16 years of age.
    • He was 6 years old during the events of What Once Sailed Free.
  • Jarvan IV's Jarvan IV's spear, Drakebane Drakebane, was crafted by a Demacian weaponsmith named Orlon, the same one who crafted Poppy's Poppy's Hammer Hammer.

Change log

Character blurb
20 Oct 2019 (During V9.20) Updated to the current version.
Prince Jarvan, scion of the Lightshield dynasty, is heir apparent to the throne of Demacia. Raised to be a paragon of his nation's greatest virtues, he is forced to balance the heavy expectations placed upon him with his own desire to fight on the front lines. Jarvan inspires his troops with his fearsome courage and selfless determination, raising his family's colors high and revealing his true strength as a future leader of his people.
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