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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.


MordekaiserSquare"Destiny. Domination. Deceit."  Mordekaiser
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Background[]

(TBA)

Appearance[]

Mordekaiser appears to be a massive suit of animated armor with no visible trace of humanity save for two spectral teal eyes. Rigid and angular, the black metal plates that comprise his form are enormous, featuring three large spikes on each shoulder and two "horns" from the helmet. The armor seems to pulse and glow with the bright teal color of necromantic magic. He also wears a dark red loin cloth and a tri-pointed cape, faded and tattered.

His oversized mace, Nightfall, is colored identically to his armor and is spiked outward in four directions.

Personality[]

Mordekaiser is a brutal warlord that desires to conquer everything and destroy all those that stands in their way.

Abilities[]

  • Necromancy Necromancy: After dying, Sahn-Uzal was placed inside a foggy plane of the Spirit World. There he learned Ochnun, the language of the dead, permitting him to pass through the veil. Now with the new name of Mordekaiser, the Iron Revenant can control spectral energy to his desires.
    • Self-Resurrection: Mordekaiser is able to bind his own soul in his suit of armor, allowing him to continue in the physical world.
    • Soul-Bidding: When someone is slain by Mordekaiser or one under his control, their spirits are bound to his will, becoming servants in his army, regardless of their previous alliances.
    • Soul Constructs: Mordekaiser can collect the soul of his victims and twist them in to whatever shape he desires. Many of his belongings, such as his armor and his mace, are made from the souls of the dead.
  • Metallic Armor: Mordekaiser often posses a enchanted armor that allows him to exist in the physical plane, and destroy his foes with overwhelming force.
  • Afterlife Realm: By sheer force of will, Mordekaiser has been able to create his own realm of the dead where he and those he controls go after leaving the physical plane. This allows him a home base that no army can reach.

Relations[]

Kindred Kindred[]

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.

Veigar Veigar[]

Mordekaiser tortured Veigar Veigar, who would later mimic him after his downfall.

LeBlanc LeBlanc[]

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.

Ezreal The Curator's Gambit Januk[]

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.

Viego Viego[]

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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The Iron Revenant

By Michael Yichao

Starring Champion

Mordekaiser The Final Reign
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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.

Mentioned Champion

Vladimir Art is Life
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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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Katarina: Issue 5

By Alison Hawkes

The kingdom of Demacia is in chaos! While the Great City has its focus on Sylas and his mage rebellion, a cunning, redheaded assassin, Katarina, lurks in the shadows. Focused on executing the most dangerous mission of her life, she hopes to finally live up to her father’s impossible expectations. However, when she is forced to choose between the mission and her own instincts, will she have to betray Noxus’ Master of Assassins?

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The Aspect of Twilight

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The Crimson Reaper

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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

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The Eyes and the Embers

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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.”

Alternate Universes

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Pentakill II: Grasp of the Undying

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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

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The era of metal has begun.

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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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Ambition's Embrace

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Bound by darkness.

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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.

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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 Siren's Call

It waits. Make the world anew with Coven Nami, Elise, Akali, Syndra, Nilah, and Old God Mordekaiser.

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The Stranger on the Road

By River 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.

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 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.
  • Mordekaiser's design is similar to Eredin Bréacc Glas from The Witcher and Sauron from [//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_(film_series)

The_Lord_of_the_Rings The Lord of the Rings (film series) The Lord of the Rings].

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29 May 2019 (During V9.11) Added.

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