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## General

• Pyke is one of 18 champions without a single ratio on any ability: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .
• Pyke's name is a pun on the pole weapon and the predatory fish, both from PIE root *(s)pey- "sharp, pointy stick".[1]
• Namely, Pyke, the capital of the Iron Islands, an island state within the continent of Westeros; Pyke's inhabitants also worship a deity called "the Drowned God".
• Pyke will play his critical strike animation when applying bonus damage.
• Bone Skewer can be toggled to stop glowing with the Toggle key bind (default [Ctrl] + [5]). It will revert to glowing at 1:00 or whenever he respawns.
• Pyke's dance references the traditional Māori Haka warrior dance.
• A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
• He shares this dance with .
• Bone Skewer's shape is possibly based on those of harpoon-heads carved from bone, antler, & walrus ivory,[2][3] though his is made of metal and magnified to be effective against gigantic in-universe sea-monsters.
• Pyke is the second champion in the game whose health can not be improved except through growth per level, the first one being .
• Pyke quite coincidentally shares his name with a location in George R.R. Martin's novel series A Song of Ice and Fire.
• is 93.75% gold efficient.
• 1 HP = 2.66... gold. (calculated with . 400g / 150hp = 2.66)
• 1 AD = 35 gold. (calculate with . 350g / 10ad = 35g)
• AD/HP (35 / 2.66) = 13.125 (this is to find where AD=HP, meaning 13.125 HP is equal to 1 AD. The equation would be 13.75[HP] = [AD])
• Pyke's passive converts every 14 bonus hp into 1 ad. so if you divide 13.125 by 14, you get 0.9375, meaning each bonus HP you buy is only 93.75% the gold value you get for each AD.
• 100% efficiency would be 8 AD for every 105 HP.

## Development

• Pyke's teaser showed him with a different bandanna design than the one he was released with, which was for in-game visual clarity. A later change was made to both himself and his emote to reflect the teaser.[4][5]
• Pyke's placeholder model was a black colored .[6]
• Some of Pyke's possible names were Shar and Jaull, the type of fish that ate him.[7][8]
• Pyke's codenames were AssassinSupport and ThiefSupport.[9][10]
• Some of Pyke's scrapped spells include:
• Permanent invisibility if he was in vision range of an ally and not in combat.
• A  like ability that worked off of his own team's damage.
• A dash that any enemy you struck, and would reset if you hit 2 or more enemies.
• A kidnap spell that would place a marker on the ground, and then reactivate within a window to dash in a direction, if he had hit an enemy he would teleport them back as well.[11][12]
• A spell that would hold net charges that could be connected in order to create a free form trap.[13]
• Inspirations for Pyke include various horror movies like Jaws, ItHalloween, and Friday the 13th, as well as Avatar the Last AirbenderScorpion from Mortal Kombat, and Thane Krios from Mass Effect.[14]
• Various thematics that could've been taken with Pyke include an undead Yordle from the and a sand wraith from .[15]
• During development was tested to refresh if executed a target.[16]
• Pyke originally had a fishing net cape and would cause to leave behind the hooks of his net.[17]
• Pyke originally had two weapons, a sickle and a harpoon, but the sickle was removed in order to simplify the champion and avoid confusing players into thinking he had a hook spell.[18]
• Ironically was added later in development.

## Lore

• Pyke was not resurrected by Nagakabouros or the Shadow Isles Black Mist. He was resurrected by the magic of the Jaull fish.[19]
• Pyke is part ocean now, he can magically turn into and swim between the air. When he's in this state, he sees the real world as "underwater".
• Pyke believes that before drowning he was a sailor aboard The Terror however no one has records of that vessel. Since Pyke's list keeps increasing (usually before killing someone) it's likely that The Terror  is a fabrication from his own broken mind, and a way for whatever gave him his powers to keep Pyke interested in killing people.
• The ship he was a sailor of was a different one, with one known member being Lars whom Pyke later killed.
• Terror of the Tides may be related to or even the same as The Terror.
• Despite similarities to lore, Riot decided to keep Pyke's lore the same because they felt there was enough room for two deep sea revenants that desired revenge.[20]
• Pyke is half Buhru islander and half immigrant. His mother was from the Serpent Isles and his father immigrated to Bilgewater from the  Freljord or the outer territories of  Noxus.[21]
• His favorite food is salted pork and his favorite beverage is red wine cut with salt water.[22]
• The 'Swimming City' mentioned by Pyke multiple times is noted as being a very real thing, a city that literally swims and never stays in the same place. This is noted because Pyke is stated to never lie.

## Quotes

•   "Did I 'support' right?" alludes to the conception that aren't allowed to take kills normally unless needed to.
•   "What's worth more? A pound of flesh or a gallon of blood?" references Merchant of Venice, during which Shylock demands a pound of flesh from Antonio (later on its ruled in court that he cannot spill a drop of blood, as his contract with Antonio specifically states a pound of flesh—not blood).
•   "I want to watch the world drown." is a play on a quote from The Dark Knight ("Some men just want to watch the world burn.")
• Pyke is the third champion to receive ping-related voice lines, the first two being and .
•   "You get a snake! And you get a snake! Everybody gets a snake!" references The Oprah Winfrey Show.
•   "Why are you running?!" quotes the Nigerian film Pretty Liars.
•   "We've got a city to burn." quotes Cyberpunk 2077.
• "MAKE ME FEEL ALIVE AGAIN." quotes the enigmatic Grey Fox from Metal Gear Solid.

## Skins

• His creature is nicknamed Nensi.
• His splash art has numerous specific cameo trinkets from all of Victor '3rdColossus' Maury previously developed splash arts, such as:
• chest design and Demacian crest.
• Original Gangplank's face and sword engraving (fan made splash art).
• heart crystal.
• visor piece.
• bird mount tooth.
• collar button.
• piece of body.
• necklace.
• pressure indicator.
• earring.

Chromas: Catseye, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Turquoise

Chromas: Aquamarine, Citrine, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby
• The mask he is wearing references the ones used in Japanese Noh theater.

Chromas: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Obsidian, Pearl, Reckoning, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Turquoise
• This skin shares the PROJECT theme with:
• can be seen in the background of his splash art.

## Relations

• and are both on Pyke's list, both being captains.[24]

## References

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