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General

  • Kog'Maw is voiced by Patrick Seitz.
  • Kog'Maw's dance references Michigan J. Frog's dance from One Froggy Evening.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Despite Icathian Surprise Icathian Surprise causing him to blow up, Kog'Maw does have a 'normal' death animation which can only be seen when he's being revived by Chronoshift Chronoshift or Guardian Angel item Guardian Angel.
  • Icathian Surprise Icathian Surprise is one of only three abilities that allow their casters to Omen of Death continue fighting after death, the others being Death Defied Death Defied and Glory in Death Glory in Death.
  • Kog'Maw is the only Void-related champion without 'Void' in his title.
  • While idle Kog'Maw blinks one eye at a time and sometimes spins around in a manner resembling dogs chasing their own tail.
  • Kog'Maw was the first champion to have a joke animation (the second being Miss Fortune OriginalSquare Miss Fortune).
  • Kog'Maw was first spotted in a screenshot from Malzahar OriginalSquare Malzahar's reveal.
  • Out-of-universe, Kog'Maw puns on two Germanic elements:
    • Proto-Germanic *kuggo "lump" > Old Norse kuggr > English cog[1] "a small boat, a tooth" [on a jagged wheel]
    • & *mago "stomach[2] > mouth", whence maw itself.
  • Kog'Maw's abilities ironically make no use of his spoken-of and downright-self-stated insatiable hunger.
  • Kog'Maw had his game assets reused for several featured game modes.

Quotes

Kog'Maw OriginalCircle Original Kog'Maw
  • For his joke, he emulates a 'charge' bugle call.
  • "Terror coming... daddy coming!" implies the Void is closing in on Runeterra, and his 'daddy' is either the one spearheading the invasion or is merely a part of it (or is even the entity Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol suspects commands all other Voidborn to shatter the veil between dimensions).
Kog'Maw ReindeerCircle Reindeer Kog'Maw
  • For his joke, he emulates the tune of Deck the Halls and, if he and Sona SilentNightCircle Silent Night Sona play their jokes while near each other, he will outright sing the carol while she provides the music.

Skins

Kog'Maw OriginalCircle Original Kog'Maw
  • The presence of a RaptorSquare Raptor, a chameleon, and a horned rabbit in the background indicates he is in Summoner's Rift.
  • Helmet Bro's helmet can be seen, indicating he may have eaten or spit out his helmet.
Kog'Maw SonoranCircle Sonoran Kog'Maw
Kog'Maw CaterpillarCircle Caterpillar Kog'Maw
Kog'Maw MonarchCircle Monarch Kog'Maw
Kog'Maw ReindeerCircle Reindeer Kog'Maw
Kog'Maw LionDanceCircle Lion Dance Kog'Maw
Kog'Maw DeepSeaCircle Deep Sea Kog'Maw
Kog'Maw JurassicCircle Jurassic Kog'Maw
  • Cho'Gath JurassicCircle Jurassic Cho'Gath's hand can be seen on the left.
  • A skeleton on the wall to his right resembles canceled champion OmenSquare Omen.
Kog'Maw BattlecastCircle Battlecast Kog'Maw
Kog'Maw Pug'MawCircle Pug'Maw
Chromaskins Chromas: Citrine, Granite, Meteorite, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Sandstone, Speckled
Kog'Maw HextechCircle Hextech Kog'Maw
Kog'Maw ArcanistCircle Arcanist Kog'Maw
Chromaskins Chromas: Aquamarine, Catseye, Emerald, Obsidian, Rainbow, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire

Relations

  • Kog'Maw, Cho'Gath OriginalSquare Cho'Gath, Kha'Zix OriginalSquare Kha'Zix, Rek'Sai OriginalSquare Rek'Sai, and Vel'Koz OriginalSquare Vel'Koz each belong to different member species of the collective known as the Voidborn.
    • Kassadin OriginalSquare Kassadin seeks to keep the Voidborn from crossing over to Runeterra and thus is his enemy.
      • Malzahar OriginalSquare Malzahar on the other hand seeks to facilitate the crossing and thus is his ally.
  • Kog'Maw is being driven to seek out Malzahar OriginalSquare Malzahar by the same entity that corrupted the Prophet himself.


References

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