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General

  • Renekton is voiced by Patrick Seitz.
    • Kog'Maw OriginalSquare Kog'Maw and pre- voice update Lucian OriginalSquare Lucian are also voiced by the same voice actor.
  • Renekton's title used to be 'the Eater of Souls' (was changed to the current one after his sneak peek).
  • He's a crocodile, and not an alligator, because:
    • When he closes his jaw you can see his upper and lower teeth, alligators would only show top teeth due to a strong overbite.
    • Crocodiles are much more aggressive than alligators, and Renekton has a literal rage meter.[1]
  • This champion it's inspired on Illidan Stormrage and his brother on Malfurion Stormrage, you can also see the similarities on their lore, skills and weapons (Renekton's Axe being one of Illidan's Warglaives of Azzinoth)
  • Cull the Meek Cull the Meek used to be called 'Tyrant's Reach' (was changed for unknown reasons when his Champion Spotlight was released).
  • Renekton's Art Spotlight is the only one not to show his Classic skin (shows Renekton OutbackCircle Outback instead).
  • Slice Slice and Dice Dice reference the eponymous expression.
  • Dominus Dominus comes from the Roman title, from domus "home, house", thus "Household's Master" (cf. Greek despotes, Despoina, & Demeter).

Lore

  • Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton is around over 3796 years old and less than 3900 years old.
    • Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus fought alongside Setaka for 3 centuries before she died in the battle of Icathia, which happened around 2500 BN.
    • Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton is Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus' younger brother and both became Ascended at the same time.
  • Renek was one of the nations that belonged to the ancient Shurima Crest icon Shurima Empire and was possibly located somewhere near the Renek River. The siblings may have originated from here and Renekton may have been named after it.
  • The Ascension Ritual takes a long time and Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath kept it going far longer than was normal (hence his body was all but obliterated...) so that gave time for Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus and Renekton OriginalSquare Renekton to get back (and a day for mortals, might only be a few hours for Ascended beings...)
  • Renekton is having a big struggle of trying to regain his sanity, but constantly slipping back and forth between lucidity and utter madness.
    • His humanity is still in there, just somewhere deep down, and maybe he could come back, but only with the right motivation.

Quotes

  •  
    Renekton.move8
    "Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus cannot escape me forever!"
    is one of the few instances where a champion references another outside of taunts.
  •  
    Renekton.taunt
    "Come back when you've collected all the bits of yourself!"
    references Osiris from Egyptian mythology.
  •  
    Renekton.joke
    "What? Do I have someone in my teeth?"
    is a double entendre.
  • Renekton's taunt and joke in Polish localization reference a Polish viral video (curse words were substituted by their less offensive counterparts)
  • Renekton shares quotes with:

Skins

Renekton OriginalCircle Original Renekton
Renekton OutbackCircle Outback Renekton
Renekton GalacticCircle Galactic Renekton
Renekton BloodfuryCircle Bloodfury Renekton
  • Standing in brush will sometimes make his tongue remain opaque while the rest of his body becomes translucent (he will still remain hidden)
Renekton RuneWarsCircle Rune Wars Renekton
Renekton ScorchedEarthCircle Scorched Earth Renekton
  • He was redone a couple of times before being released.
  • This skin it's a direct reference to Illidan Stormrage that the champion it's based on.
Renekton PoolPartyCircle Pool Party Renekton
Renekton PrehistoricCircle Prehistoric Renekton
Renekton SKTT1Circle SKT T1 Renekton
Renekton RenektoyCircle Renektoy
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Catseye, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Tanzanite
Renekton HextechCircle Hextech Renekton
Renekton BlackfrostCircle Blackfrost Renekton
Chromaskins Chromas: Aquamarine, Citrine, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby

Relations

  • Renekton was a war captain who contributed to Ancient Shurima's conquest and expansion efforts by fighting the wars his brother Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus planned.
    • Renekton's self-sacrifice to help his brother survive by turning Ascended earned him the right as well. Over time, his newfound form awakened his inner Reign of Anger fury, which would be later harvested by Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath to drive him mad and turn him against Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus.
  • Renekton and Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus were driven away from the Shuriman capital thanks to Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath releasing a fire creature from his Mana Surge sarcophagus, buying the Magus time to steal Ascension from Azir OriginalSquare Azir.
    • Renekton threw himself and Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath into the Tomb of the Emperors and asked Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus to seal it, which he reluctantly did. Millennia later, Sivir OriginalSquare Sivir and Cassiopeia OriginalSquare Cassiopeia opened the tomb and freed them.
      • Renekton's insanity is the byproduct of Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath's words and of the centuries he spent with him in utter darkness. The Magus brainwashed him into believing it's all Nasus OriginalSquare Nasus' fault, and will hunt down his brother while butchering everything and everyone standing in his way.

References

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