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General

  • While Quinn 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]
  • Qiyana is the strongest among her 10 sisters and this might be referring to '1v9,’ a common player term used when both having bad teammates and enemies.

Development

  • Qiyana is voiced by Montse Hernandez.[3]
  • Qiyana's gameplay hook is based around picking up the various elements around the map and using them.[4]
  • Influences for Qiyana include various rappers, telenovela villains and Zsa Zsa Gabor.[5]
  • Qiyana's placeholder model in development was a recolored Riven Riven.[6]
  • One of the original visual directions for Qiyana was for her to be from a new race of metal people from a new continent.[7]
  • 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.[7]
  • Qiyana's visual design is possibly influenced by Tira from Soul Calibur.
  • Qiyana's placeholder name in development was EleRivenBlade.[8]
  • In development, Elemental Wrath's Elemental Wrath's river enchantment was her stealth and the grass enchantment was her root.[9]
  • In development, Qiyana was able to control fire but was scrapped due to the lack of fire on Summoner's Rift.[10]
  • An iteration of Supreme Display of Talent Supreme Display of Talent allowed Qiyana to explode the entire river.[11]
  • Early iterations of Qiyana had her changing weapons depending on the element she had but was dropped due to issues with sustainability.[12]

Lore

  • "Empress of the Elements" is a self proclaimed title Qiyana gave herself, she is only a princess in Ixtal.[13]
  • Qiyana is 20 years old.[14]
    • She was 7 years old when she mastered advanced elemental techniques.

Quotes

Original Qiyana Original Qiyana
  • Qiyana speaks 'Ixtali' dialect in some of her quotes:
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      "In Ixtal we call them cao-mul: soon to be mud."
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      "Saal yun esqu'uña!"
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      "You dare raise a hand against your rightful ruler? Estem qa'eve!"
  • Qiyana implies that there is a common misnomer for her weapon: The Ohmlatl Ohmlatl.
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      "It's not a ring blade, it's an ohmlatl! Idiots."
    •  
      "Say 'ring blade' one more time!"

Skins

Original Qiyana Original Qiyana
Battle Boss Qiyana Battle Boss Qiyana
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Catseye, K.O., Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
  • Final Boss Veigar Final Boss Veigar can be seen in the background of her splash art, about to slide down a pole similar to Mario when he completes a level.
  • Her appearance was inspired by a fan-made gender-bent version of Bowser known as Bowsette from the Mario franchise. (Needs source)
    • Her splash art background also references opening worlds of Super Mario games.
    • Her backstory is possibly inspired by Princess Peach from the same franchise.
True Damage Qiyana True Damage Qiyana
True Damage Qiyana Prestige Edition True Damage Qiyana Prestige Edition
Battle Queen Qiyana Battle Queen Qiyana
Chromaskins.png Chromas: Catseye, Coronation, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise

Relations

  • Qiyana's parents neglected her due to her being the youngest of her 9 sisters, and thus farthest from the throne.[15]
  • As a result of her parent's preferential treatment, Qiyana does not have a good relationship with her siblings.
    • Inessa, the eldest daughter and 12 years Qiyana's senior, sought to humble her by besting her in ritual combat, but was instead defeated and crippled.
    • Mara, the youngest of Qiyana's elder sisters, conceded her prefectship over Tikras after Qiyana exposed the hidden paths between villages in Ixtal.
      • The Piltovan raid that followed killed about half the populace, and nearly Mara herself.
      • Unbeknownst to Mara, Qiyana planned the entire ordeal in order to take over as prefect, amassing additional power and support from Ixtal citizens.


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