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General

Original Nasus Original Nasus
  • Nasus literally means "nose" in Latin - referencing his golden wolf head's long nose.
    • During development he was simply called Anubis Head or 'Ammon' "hidden, unseen".[1]
  • He was voiced by Gene McDaniels.
  • In the now-removed official League of Legends forums, the original icon of Fury of the Sands Fury of the Sands was used to represent the "Player Concepts" and "Champion Feedback" sections.
Nasus, The Curator of the Sands Nasus, The Curator of the Sands

Lore

  • Nasus is over 3796 years old and less than 3900 years old.
    • He fought alongside Setaka for 3 centuries before she died in the battle of Icathia, which happened around 2500 BN or 3500 years ago.
    • Nasus Nasus is Renekton's Renekton's older brother and both became Ascended at the same time.
  • Renek was one of the nations that belonged to the ancient Shurima Crest icon.png Shurima Empire and was possibly located somewhere near the Renek River. The siblings may have originated from here and Renekton Renekton may have been named after it.
  • He may be immune to Amumu's Amumu's power due to his power's connection to death.
  • The Ascension Ritual takes a long time and Xerath Xerath kept it going far longer than was normal (hence his body was all but obliterated...) so that gave time for Nasus Nasus and Renekton Renekton to get back (and a day for mortals, might only be a few hours for Ascended beings...).

Quotes

Original Nasus Original Nasus
  • His joke references Who Let the Dogs Out? by the Baha Men.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
    • In Brazilian localization, he instead references Só as Cachorras by Bonde do Tigrão.
    • In Italian localization, he says "Belli còni, ti piacciono i còni?" ("Good dags. D'ya like dags?") referencing Snatch.
    • In Polish localization, he says "Wy nie wiecie, a ja wiem, jak rozmawiać trzeba z psem" ("You don't know, but I do know how to talk with dogs") referencing Akademia Pana Kleksa.
  • "There, for grace, I go" might be referencing "There, but for the grace of God, go I".
  • "Your soul will be measured" references Anubis from Egyptian mythology.
Infernal Nasus Infernal Nasus

Skins

Original Nasus Original Nasus
Galactic Nasus Galactic Nasus
Pharaoh Nasus Pharaoh Nasus
Riot K-9 Nasus Riot K-9 Nasus
  • Along with the other Riot skins, he was obtainable by either meeting a Rioter, attending an official Riot event or through purchase in the store during events in the year of release.[3]
    • For him in particular, he was only obtainable in 2011 and 2012 events, such as Gamescom 2011 and through the store in subsequent ones.[4]
  • He is an anthropomorphic K-9 unit, otherwise known as a police dog and his war axe war axe is replaced with a baton, a weapon used for riot control.
    • His canine features resemble a Dobermann's, which is fitting due to the breed being commonly trained for police work to take advantage of their large and intimidating builds and aggression.
Dreadknight Nasus Dreadknight Nasus
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Blight, Burn, Frostbite
Infernal Nasus Infernal Nasus
Archduke Nasus Archduke Nasus
Worldbreaker Nasus Worldbreaker Nasus
Lunar Guardian Nasus Lunar Guardian Nasus
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Meteorite, Pearl, Ruby, Turquoise
Battlecast Nasus Battlecast Nasus
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Aquamarine, Catseye, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Tanzanite
  • This is the first skin depicting him as being non-organic.
  • Creator Viktor Creator Viktor can be seen in the background of his splash art.

Relations

  • When the Shurima Empire still existed, Nasus fought alongside other Ascended hosts including those that would later become the Darkin.
  • Nasus was a warrior scholar who spearheaded the military and cultural uprising of Ancient Shurima, but Azir's Azir's misled misled arrogance led to the empire's downfall, costing him his own brother Renekton Renekton.
    • Nasus was forced to imprison his own brother with the betrayer Xerath Xerath, who would later drive Renekton into madness. After being freed, Renekton started to hunt down Nasus, believing he was the cause of all his suffering.
    • Nasus hopes he can cure Renekton Renekton of his madness, so that the united brothers might defeat Xerath Xerath and restore Shurima to greatness together with their resurrected emperor Azir Azir.
  • Nasus first sought Sivir Sivir for her royal bloodline and finds in her the hope of a reborn Shurima and the key to defeating Xerath Xerath.
    • Nasus encountered Taliyah Taliyah when she was protecting an injured Sivir.
    • Nasus would later confront Xerath himself to buy time for the two to escape alongside other citizens.
  • Myisha, the previous Aspect of Twilight Aspect of Twilight, led the Darkin Ta'anari to Nasus who guided them to the Chalicar, the blade that belonged to the Ascended queen Setaka and belongs to Sivir Sivir in the present day, which Ta'anari later used to perform a ritual that reverted the Ascension of the nearby Darkins, vaporing them.
  • Long before Shurima rose again from the sands, Ryze Ryze and Nasus delved into a ruined archive beneath the Great Sai and fought its awakened protector.

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