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This article has recently been converted to the new character-focused layout but it needs a lore enthusiast to help fill-out the sections. In addition, 'Relations trivia' and 'Lore trivia' have been moved here but need restructuring into article content - lore is no longer trivia.

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This article was last edited by Julio 4cats on 15-May-2022 23:45.
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Twice slain and thrice born, Mordekaiser Mordekaiser is a brutal warlord from a foregone epoch, who uses his necromantic sorcery necromantic sorcery to bind souls into an eternity of servitude. Few now remain who remember his earlier conquests, or know the true extent of his powers—but there are some ancient souls that do, and they fear the day when he may return to claim dominion over both the living and the dead.

Mordekaiser OriginalSquare.png"Destiny. Domination. Deceit."  Mordekaiser
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Mordekaiser is a brutal warlord that desires to conquer everything and destroy all those that stands in their way.

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Mordekaiser, the Iron Revenant Mordekaiser, the Iron Revenant
  • Mordekaiser built the Immortal Bastion, a fortress which the capitol of Noxus is built around.
  • Given Sahn-Uzal (Mordekaiser when he was human)'s faith in the Hall of Bones, it's safe to say his culture did not have a Kindred Kindred myth; which would explain why he was never claimed by them.
  • Mordekaiser tortured Veigar Veigar, who would later mimic him after his downfall.
  • LeBlanc LeBlanc, another from his inner circle, was instrumental to his downfall. She is preparing to banish him when he returns to keep The Immortal Bastion for herself.
    • Rell Rell is LeBlanc's LeBlanc's plan to defeat Mordekaiser when he returns. However, Rell likely does not have knowledge of Mordekaiser Mordekaiser. Her connection to the Iron Revenant was kept secret during production to enforce this speculation.
      • Currently Morderkaiser has not given attention to Rell yet either.
      • Rell could defeat Mordekaiser's Mordekaiser's physical metal form, since he's not aware of her or her power, but he could just retreat to the death realm to reform, likely without a metal armor.
  • Ezreal The Curator's Gambit.jpg Januk tasked Ezreal Ezreal to obtain The Elixir of Uloa with which he would be able to resurrect Mordekaiser. However, Ezreal intentionally gave him a fake vial and left Januk while stealing an old Ochnun bell.
  • While it's not directly confirmed, it has been implied Mordekaiser may have a certain level of awareness about Viego's Viego's actions and is waiting to benefit from them once he decides to return.[1]
    • It has been confirmed if they were to directly fight, Mordekaiser would likely win.
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  • Mordekaiser is building his strength in the Shadow Isles until he can lay waste to Noxus and reclaim the Immortal Bastion (his old fortress laying at the heart of Noxus Prime).

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The Iron Revenant

By Michael Yichao

Starring Champion

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The Final Reign

By Michael Yichao

A raised fist. A surge of necromantic power. Before him, the final spire of the final tower takes form, inky smoke coalescing into black iron.

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Art is Life

By Graham McNeill

Nights in Noxus were never silent.

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Ezreal's Field Notes

By Matthew Dunn

Who needs a map?

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The Aspect of Twilight

By Odin Austin Shafer

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The Crimson Reaper

By 'Blood Magicks'

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The Curator's Gambit

By Matthew Dunn

Look, I should be clear—I didn't want anything to do with “the dread lord,” or whoever Januk was talking about. I was just trying to sell this stupid little vial to the guy who asked me to get it for him. Should have been easy.

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The Deceiver

By David Slagle

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The Spider Queen

By Graham McNeill

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The Tiny Master of Evil

By Michael Luo

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Thorns of the Black Rose

By Laurie Goulding

I smile, playing my part. “It is the simplest of things,” I tell him, “to hide in plain sight.”

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Pentakill II: Grasp of the Undying

By Pentakill

No one shreds like the undead.

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Pentakill III: Lost Chapter

By Pentakill

Join Karthus, Mordekaiser, Sona, Yorick, Olaf, and Kayle to do battle with Viego and the Dissonant One, as the future of all Metal hangs in the balance...

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Pentakill: Smite and Ignite

By Pentakill

The era of metal has begun.

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Ambition's Embrace

By Michael Yichao

Bound by darkness.

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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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The Stranger on the Road

By Brooke Jaffe

The road from Tenacity to Progress was a flat, barren thing, unspooling across miles and miles of cactus country from one edge of the sky to the other.

Outdated Lore

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Shadows of Damnation

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

The Black Mist coiled and twisted like a living creature as it rolled forward to encircle the isolated, grey-stoned castle.

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First light after the Harrowing

By Pabro

Though the Black Mist fades and the souls it claimed will soon forget their past, the threat of the fell tide will not be forgotten. Worse than all previous years, those who lived are left to wonder where it will return, and whether anyone will survive when it does.

Trivia

  • Mordekaiser is at least 1500 years old, but due to the unknown period of time between Sahn-Uzal's death and his resurrection, Mordekaiser's actual age is unknown.
    • Morderkaiser was originally resurrected around 400 BN.
    • According to his writer and ex-Rioter Michael Yichao on Mordekaiser Mains discord, Mordekaiser may have been living during the Shurima Crest icon.png Shurima Empire.
  • Mordekaiser defied death by sheer force of will because he refused to accept the reality around him. He gained necromantic powers by teaching himself Ochnun in the death realm, which allowed him to speak beyond the veil of death to deceive mortals into resurrecting him.
  • Mordekaiser's quote  
       "Destiny. Domination. Deceit." would subconsciously inspire Noxus' Principles of Strength: Vision, Might, and Guile.
  • Mitna Rachnun Mitna Rachnun is a portion of the Spirit Realm that Mordekaiser has corrupted for his own uses.[2]
  • Mordekaiser's story references Dracula from Castlevania and Sigma from Megaman X.
  • Mordekaiser's mace being called Nightfall Nightfall references the eponymous band as well as the eponymous song by Blind Guardian.
    • Both it and a child's drawing of old Mordekaiser (standing next to a burning house with 'I ♥ My Daddy' written at the top) can be seen in the game's Mac Version trailer.
  • The Hall of Bones in Sahn-Uzal/Mordekaiser's lore references Valhalla "Hall of the Slain" in Norse mythology;
  • However, much to his anger, the dead Sahn-Uzal ended up in an empty, foggy wasteland with other lost souls fading into oblivion;
  • The Elixir of Uloa has the properties to resurrect Mordekaiser Mordekaiser.
  • His armor has two layers of metal, a black iron skeletal under-layer and the tarnished proto-noxian armour on top of that.[3]
  • As revealed in Rell's Rell's lore live Q&A, Mordekaiser's armor is made from souls and iron.

Change log

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29 May 2019 (During V9.11) Added.

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