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General

Development

Lore

  • Katarina is at least in her mid-late 20s, being present during the Ionian war.
  • Katarina may possess short-ranged teleportation ability, as seen in A Twist of Fate and her classic splash art.
  • As suggested by Swain OriginalSquare Swain and Urgot OriginalSquare Urgot, Katarina OriginalSquare Katarina knows the truth about the disappearance of her father, who is presumed having been betrayed by Swain OriginalSquare Swain and later killed.

Quotes

  • Katarina is one of few champions to have had their voice actors changed (the others being Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia, Janna OriginalSquare Janna, Karthus OriginalSquare Karthus, Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia, and Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus)
    • Katarina's old voice-over had a more angry tone. It can be listened to here.
      • Her old taunt was "Remember, evil spelled backwards is live. No coincidence."
      • Her old joke referenced Danse Macabre.
  • "Why? Because I can" references Shawn Michaels.
  • Loading the client, going to her champion page, selecting 'Abilities', and pressing Ctrl + 1 will play a video where she says "Killing is my duty... fun is yelling 'surprise'!" shown here.
    • Additionally, the quote was on PBE in Katarina's 2012 rework as her joke before being removed, which can be heard here.

Skins

Katarina OriginalCircle Original Katarina
  • The scene depicts her mid-Shunpo Shunpo.
Katarina BilgewaterCircle Bilgewater Katarina
Katarina KittyCatCircle Kitty Cat Katarina
Katarina RedCardCircle Red Card Katarina
Katarina SandstormCircle Sandstorm Katarina
  • She has her own taunt animation.
Katarina SlayBelleCircle Slay Belle Katarina
Katarina WarringKingdomsCircle Warring Kingdoms Katarina
Chromaskins Chromas: Golden
Katarina PROJECTCircle PROJECT: Katarina
  • A figure resembling Vel'Koz BattlecastCircle Battlecast Vel'Koz can be seen in the background. This doesn't mean Battlecast is in the same universe as PROJECT .[4]
  • The skin was initially thought to be that of a Cyber Katarina, but then turned into Project.
  • She is from an alternate future in which she was cybernetically augmented as part of the PROJECT Initiative.
  • If one tells Ashe PROJECTCircle PROJECT: Ashe they fight for 'ambition' she'll say the following:
    • "We all bear the scars of our actions."
    • "Sinister by choice."
    • "Keep a sharp lookout for PROJECT Katarina profileicon her."
    • Hyper Edge profileicon RWE7QDF Plasma Blades
Katarina DeathSwornCircle Death Sworn Katarina
Katarina BattleAcademiaCircle Battle Academia Katarina
Chromaskins Chromas: Citrine, Formal, Obsidian, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Turquoise
Katarina BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Katarina
Chromaskins Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
  • The mask she is wearing references the ones used in Japanese Noh theater.
  • This skin might have been inspired by Room 8 Studios' test concepts of Blood Moon Katarina done for Riot Games.

Relations

  • Katarina is Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia's older sister.
    • The sisters and the Blade's Shadow are members of Noxian noble house Du Couteau, whose head (General Marcus, Noxus' finest assassin) is missing and presumed dead.
    • While Katarina and her father support Swain OriginalSquare Swain and dedicate to serving Noxus Crest icon Noxus, her mother and sister are secretly members of the Black Rose who want to preserve the organisation's power and overthrow Swain, a fact that Katarina may not be aware of.
  • Talon OriginalSquare Talon was "a nameless whelp dragged up from one of the lesser assassins guilds" who was assigned the task of killing her after her first failure by her father.
    • Talon OriginalSquare Talon was the person who left the scar on her left eye and may have killed her but chose not to.
    • He has been following her, looking forward to be given the task again.
      • In the old lore, she considers him as a little brother.
  • It is implied, suspected, and speculated that Katarina and Garen OriginalSquare Garen had/have feelings for each other.[5]
    • Then there are those who imply it to the point of confirmation:
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        TahmKench.tauntKatarina01
        Tahm Kench OriginalCircle "Don't starve your heart, Katarina OriginalSquare child! Let me deliver you to Garen OriginalSquare him."
      •  
        TahmKench.tauntGaren01
        Tahm Kench OriginalCircle "Garen OriginalSquare You live by a code that'll never let you get what you want. Let me take you to Katarina OriginalSquare her."
      •  
        Illaoi.tauntKatarina01
        Illaoi OriginalCircle "No love is impossible, my god demands you follow Katarina OriginalSquare your desires."
      •  
        Illaoi.tauntGaren01
        Illaoi OriginalCircle "Honor? Duty? Ha! What Garen OriginalSquare your heart demands is all that matters."
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        Jhin.tauntKatarina01
        Jhin OriginalCircle "Katarina OriginalSquare Your finale will be a Garen OriginalSquare duet."
      •  
        Jhin.tauntGaren01
        Jhin OriginalCircle "The always-enchanting tale of Katarina OriginalSquare star-Garen OriginalSquare crossed lovers."
      •  
        Maokai.tauntGaren01
        Maokai OriginalCircle "Stop carving words into my bark! Everyone knows G <3 K!"
    • Their special interactions in Legends of Runeterra suggest the two are in a romantic relationship in a near future.

References

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