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General

  • While Quinn OriginalSquare Quinn was the first champion whose name starts with Q, the then only remaining unused letter in the alphabet regarding champion names prior to her release, Qiyana's release made it so there were at least 2 champions starting with each letter of the alphabet.
  • Qiyana dabs if she uses any emote within 10 seconds of a takedown.[1]
  • Qiyana resembles Scottish Gaelic cian "far, distant" < Proto-Celtic *kʷēnos < PIE *kʷyeh₁- "rest (v. & n.)"[2]

Development

  • Qiyana's gameplay hook is based around picking up the various elements around the map and using them.[3]
  • Influences for Qiyana include various rappers, telenovela villains and Zsa Zsa Gabor.[4]
  • Qiyana's placeholder model in development was a recolored Riven OriginalSquare Riven.[5]
  • One of the original visual directions for Qiyana was for her to be from a new race of metal people from a new continent.[6]
  • Visual goals for Qiyana included her being a female AD assassin as well as a cute yet evil champion, due both opportunity spaces previously lacking.[6]
  • Qiyana's visual design is possibly influenced by Tira from Soul Calibur.
  • Qiyana's placeholder name in development was EleRivenBlade.[7]
  • In development, Edge of Ixtal Rock Elemental Wrath's river enchantment was her stealth and the grass enchantment was her root.[8]
  • In development, Qiyana was able to control fire by was scrapped due to the lack of fire on Summoner's Rift.[9]
  • An iteration of Supreme Display of Talent Supreme Display of Talent allowed Qiyana to explode the entire river.[10]
  • Early iterations of Qiyana had her changing weapons depending on the element she had but was dropped due to issues with sustainability.[11]

Lore

  • "Empress of the Elements" is a self proclaimed title Qiyana gave herself, she is only a princess in Ixtal.[12]
  • Qiyana is 20 years old.[13]
    • She was 7 years old when she mastered advanced elemental techniques.

Quotes

Skins

Qiyana OriginalCircle Original Qiyana
Qiyana BattleBossCircle Battle Boss Qiyana
Chromaskins Chromas: Catseye, K.O., Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
Qiyana TrueDamageCircle True Damage Qiyana
Qiyana PrestigeTrueDamageCircle True Damage Qiyana Prestige Edition

Relations

  • Qiyana's parents neglected her due to her being the youngest and farthest from the throne as well as her having 9 other sisters.[14]
  • Qiyana does not have a good relations with her siblings.
    • Inessa, who is 12 years senior to her, challenged her to ritual combat after a heated argument to humble her, but was crippled by her and Qiyana came out victorious.
    • Mara, who is 1 year older than Qiyana, conceded the role of prefect of Tikras to Qiyana after the latter purposely exposed the hidden paths between villages in Ixtal, leading Piltover miners and mercenaries to attack the village, killing near half the village and almost Mara as a result. 
      • Unaware of it, Qiyana planned these events for Mara to conceded the role of prefect to her.

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