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General

Development

Riven OriginalSquare old Riven, the Exile
Riven OriginalSquare Riven, the Exile

Lore

Riven OriginalSquare Riven, the Exile
  • The bandages she wears are there to hide the permanent scars she obtained from Zaunite chem-tech explosives during the Invasion of Ionia.
Riven OriginalSquare old Riven, the Exile

Quotes

Riven OriginalCircle Original Riven
  • "A broken blade is more than enough for the likes of you!" might be referencing Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach ("A dull blade is more than enough for the likes of you!").
  • Riven and Xerath OriginalSquare Xerath share the quote "Sacrifices must be made" (her voice faintly echoes while Blade of the Exile Blade of the Exile is active).
Riven DawnbringerCircle Dawnbringer Riven

Skins

Riven OriginalCircle Original Riven
Riven RedeemedCircle Redeemed Riven
  • Her sword can be seen during the game's Mac Version trailer.
    • The in-game blade features a turquoise-colored light outlining the area where it was shattered.
  • She might be referencing her initial backstory where she was a Demacian exile.
  • Her clothes featured up to three different colors (red in concept art, blue in initial artwork, teal in-game).
  • She resembles War from Darksiders.
Riven CrimsonEliteCircle Crimson Elite Riven
  • She is a member of the Noxian counterpart to the Demacian Commandos.
  • She was the second skin to celebrate the end of a Season without requiring players to achieve Gold+ rank to unlock (the first being Kayle JudgmentCircle Judgment Kayle).
Riven BattleBunnyCircle Battle Bunny Riven
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Astral, Catseye, Emerald, Granite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
Riven ChampionshipCircle Championship Riven
  • As a promotional or event limited skin, she was given away at gaming conventions and events and will never be available for purchase in the store after Worlds 2012.[4]
  • She was released in celebration of the Season 2 World Championship.[5]
    • She was only obtainable through purchase in the store during then as well as for free via achieving a perfect pick in Worlds Pick'em 2015.[6]
    • She started out as a regular skin that had to be redesigned for the Season Two Finals.
  • During the Season 6 World Championship, she received visual tweaks, namely featuring a crown on her head and added extra particle effects on her sword for those who unlocked her in Season 2.[7]
    • This was done to differentiate her with another version of this skin, Riven ChampionshipCircle 2016 Championship Riven that was also released for Worlds 2016. Additional details are listed below at her own skin trivia.
  • She references the Roman II, which is featured on her chest and back while Valor Valor is active, and her sword being broken in two pieces.
  • Her sword was inspired by the blue fire crater from Ijen and resembles the Roman I during Blade of the Exile Blade of the Exile.
  • Other Limited Edition skins that were re-released in another form include:
Riven DragonbladeCircle Dragonblade Riven
Chromaskins Chromas: Golden
Riven ArcadeCircle Arcade Riven
Chromaskins Chromas: K.O.
Riven ChampionshipCircle Championship Riven 2016
Chromaskins Chromas: Golden
Riven DawnbringerCircle Dawnbringer Riven
Chromaskins Chromas: Paragon
Riven PulsefireCircle Pulsefire Riven
Chromaskins Chromas: Chrono
Riven ValiantSwordCircle Valiant Sword Riven
Riven PrestigeValiantSwordCircle Valiant Sword Riven Prestige Edition
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Relations

  • Riven was a Noxus Crest icon Noxian soldier sent to Ionia Crest icon Ionia during the empire's invasion. A traumatic experience during the campaign involving Singed OriginalSquare Singed's chemicals caused her to question her devotion and sever her ties to Noxus, wandering ever since.
    • Singed OriginalSquare Singed was approached by a Noxus Crest icon Noxian military commander named Emystan, who Riven's unit was assigned to escort, to help her break the bitter stalemate of the war in Ionia Crest icon Ionia. When Riven called to Emystan for support during a battle, both sides were annihilated by the chemicals he created.
      • Seeing the approval of slaughter of the innocent caused by Singed and Emystan also made Quilleta Varn Steward Quilleta Varn grew more disillusioned by the empire's ambitions, which led to her rebel against the empire and the events of Darius OriginalSquare Darius' comic Blood of Noxus.
    • Master Yi OriginalSquare Master Yi's Wuju village was also destroyed by his chemicals.
    • Yasuo OriginalSquare Yasuo suspects Riven of being the one who killed Elder Souma, whom Yasuo was supposed to protect ("Wait, that Broken Wings technique... huh", "Huh, Broken Wings three swift strikes... ", "Another Wind Slash wind blade?", "Who taught you Wind Slash that?")
      • Riven eventually confessed to unintentionally killing Elder Souma: desperate to erase her past as a Noxian invader and killer, Riven begged the elderly Last Breath wind-master to shatter her runic blade, which is the past's memento. Souma succeeded, yet a stray shard struck his neck, killing him.
        • The confession absolved Yasuo of murder, yet not of his personal guilt of abandoning his post that led to Souma's accidental death and him having to kill multiple brethens including his own brother.
  • Her blade was enchanted by LeBlanc OriginalSquare LeBlanc, who is seemingly trying to take it back.
    • Riven's sisters in war Tifalenj, Arrel, Marit and Teneff were tasked with and succeeded in bringing her back to Noxus Crest icon Noxus, where she was sentenced to life in Fleshing Arena.
      • Draven OriginalSquare Draven finds her a worthy opponent.

References

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