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General

  • Kled is one of 18 champions without a single Ability power icon ability power ratio on any ability: Aatrox OriginalSquare Aatrox, Camille OriginalSquare Camille, Darius OriginalSquare Darius, Draven OriginalSquare Draven, Garen OriginalSquare Garen, Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista, Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn, Kindred OriginalSquare Kindred, Kled OriginalSquare Kled, Olaf OriginalSquare Olaf, Pyke OriginalSquare Pyke, Riven OriginalSquare Riven, Sett OriginalSquare Sett, Talon OriginalSquare Talon, Urgot OriginalSquare Urgot, Vayne OriginalSquare Vayne, Xayah OriginalSquare Xayah, Zed OriginalSquare Zed.
  • Kled is voiced by Spike Spencer.
    • Wukong OriginalSquare Wukong is also voiced by the same voice actor.
  • Kled's name resembles Welsh noun cledd(yf) /kleːð(ɨv)/ "sword", from Proto-Celtic *kladiwos
    • Kladiwos might have been loaned into Latin as gladius, or both come from same PIE root *kelh₂- "to strike"[1] (compare Brand OriginalSquare Brand's Pyroclasm Pyroclasm)
  • Skaarl is from a species called drakalops, immortal, unkillable wind spirits that embody the desolation of the Noxian Plains.
    • Kled's posters call Skaarl the 'pride of Noxus' and a 'decorated veteran of the battle of Bucket Creek', with the drakalops' gender changing depending on the poster; Kled knows that Skaarl is female, yet unaware of the posters' conundrum.
  • Kled and Skaarl are the first champion with two health bars, combining to form the highest in-game base health, with Kled's being the lowest.
    • Kled is also the first champion in the game whose health cannot be improved except through growth per level, the second being Pyke OriginalSquare Pyke.
  • Kled, while Dismounted Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard dismounted, has the lowest base movement speed of all champions at 285.
  • Chaaaaaaaarge!!! Mr. Kled's Wild Ride is in reference to a meme where a person built a ride in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 called MR BONES WILD RIDE that took in game years to complete. Then, once a passenger finally got off the ride, it led back to the start of the ride, creating an never-ending cycle of riding the attraction. One of the most famous quotes that a ton of riders thought was "I want to get off 'MR BONES WILD RIDE'".
  • Kled is the first champion to swear (albeit censored) in-game.
  • Kled is suspected to be at least as old as Noxus itself (by extension a contemporary of Poppy OriginalSquare Poppy's).
    • Kled's military contributions (Battle of Fallgren, Battle of Bucket Creek, Battle of Drugne, Siege of Rugg, Siege of Qualthala, Assault on Glorft, Sacking of Trevail, Draken Campaign, and most recently the Ionian Campaign) might have been what turned Noxus from a tribal confederation into the empire it has become.
  • Kled is the most distinguished military person to ever live, although most of his titles are made up and/or self-proclaimed.
  • Kled's 'mushroom juice' may be derived from the ones Teemo OriginalSquare Teemo uses for his Noxious Trap traps.
  • Kled's Dismounted Skaarl the Cowardly Lizard dismounted dance references the Moonwalk, a famous dance move.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • The song used in the short cinematic The Reunion is Edvard Grieg's, Peer Gynt - Morning Mood.

Development

Lore

  • Kled is over 1000 years old, older than Noxus Crest icon Noxus itself as he was present among the Noxii during the Rune War and possibly even earlier than that. He has become a myth and an icon of the empire, even though most are not aware of his true appearance and the fact that he is a Yordle.
    • The battle of Drugne happened around some point between the year 0 and 400. [5]
      • The General participating in the battle was a member of House Zavaan, which Elise OriginalSquare Elise became a Matron of at some point.

Quotes

  • "Holy [redacted], where are we?" has the curse bleeped over for Entertainment Software Rating Board rating concerns, as well as for other ratings (League of Legends is rated T for 13-year-olds and above by ESRB) as well as humorous purposes.
  • "Of course you realize, this means war" references Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes.
  • "I dont need nothing but this axe... and this gun... and this hat" references The Jerk.
  • "I'm Kled, and this here's Skaarl. Prepare to die" references Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride.
  • Kled and Kalista Kalista OriginalSquare Kalista share the quote "Die".
  • "Don't try and understand 'em, just rope, throw and brand 'em." is a reference to the song Rawhide.
  • "Serenity now!" references an episode from Seinfeld.
  • "It's go time!" might be referencing Seinfeld as well.
  • "This! Is! Noxus!" references the movie 300.
  • "Nice axe - learn to use it!" is similar to Draven OriginalSquare Draven's quote "Nice axe - I'll take it!".
  • "Yeah, yeah, invade Ionia you said, it'll be fine you said!" references the meme It Will Be Fun, They Said.
  • "Y'know, a long time ago, being crazy meant something." is a quote by Charles Manson.
  • "Too stupid to live, too dumb to die." references Raoul Duke from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
  • "I hate to advocate violence and insanity, but it's worked for me." is a play on a quote by author Hunter S. Thompson.

Skins

Kled OriginalCircle Original Kled
  • He and Skaarl may be referencing the characters Sir Didymus and Ambrosius from the movie Labyrinth.
  • A sign depicting what seems to be Mordekaiser OriginalSquare Mordekaiser's helmet with a red cross on top of it can be seen in the background.
    • This is a reference to the fact that Mordekaiser ruled over the The Immortal Bastion before it became the capital of Noxus.
Kled SirCircle Sir Kled

Kled CountKledulaCircle Count Kledula
Chromaskins Chromas: Emerald, Golden, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby

Relations

  • Kled OriginalSquare Kled, apparently, thinks Lux OriginalSquare Lux is 'dope'.
  • Kled fought together with Sion OriginalSquare Sion back when the latter was still alive but doesn't think much of the new undead abomination.
  • Kled's champion page shows that every champion (including himself, bizarrely) in the game is his rival and Skaarl is his only friend.

References

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