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General

  • A Power Chord Power Chord consists of a double root and the fifth, usually heard in rock music.
  • A Hymn of Valor Hymn (Greek: 'song of praises') is a type of song usually associated to religion, the Islamic equivalent is a Dhikr.
  • An Aria of Perseverance Aria (from PIE *h₂ewsḗr > Greek ἀήρ "wind, loft" > Latin aer > English air) is a type of melody usually associated to operas.
  • Crescendo Crescendo (Italian: 'growing') refers to the amplification of volume in music.
    • In-game Crescendo Crescendo triggers both a Stun icon stun and the target(s)' dance emote simultaneously.
  • Sona was deemed overpowered/obnoxious for Ultra Rapid Fire in April 2014, and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.
  • Sona was once the champion with the lowest base Armor at Level 1 (9).
  • Sona's Deutsch/German title, Die Virtuosin, is the feminine derivative of Jhin OriginalSquare Jhin's title, Der Virtuose.

Development

  • Sona is voiced by Erin Fitzgerald, who also voices Sona DJCircle DJ Sona, Sona PsyOpsCircle PsyOps Sona and Janna OriginalSquare Janna. [1]
    • Classic Sona's voice over was updated along the release of Sona PsyOpsCircle PsyOps Sona.
  • Sona, Zed OriginalSquare Zed, Garen OriginalSquare Garen, and Vi OriginalSquare Vi were targeted by Jhin OriginalSquare Deadeye in his teaser.
    • After Sona was shot, her champion icon on her League of Legends website page and champion list were updated to a gif with what seems to be butterflies floating past and marks near her throat.
  • There are textures for an unreleased Disco skin for Sona.
  • Sona is an older champion release that had no login screen, but she had  
    Sona Unused Login Music
    a theme created to be remixed for Sona DJCircle DJ Sona.

Lore

  • Sona comes from Proto-Italic verbal root *swen- "to sound"[2] plus feminine suffix -a
    • *Swen- historically yields Proto-Italic *swenos > Latin sonus > French son > English sound.
    • Her title Maven references her musical skill with her Etwahl. & comes from Yiddish:
      • From Hebrew מֵבִין meḇin & מבינה meḇinah, active participles of hebin < bān < Semitic root b-y-n "to separate, to discern";[3]
    • Her instrument's name is based on & pronounced the same as French étoile [etʷal] < PIE root *h₂sters (> English star)[4]
      • Etwahl's shape is based on the Chinese Guzheng.
  • Sona is mute. She communicates with others mostly by using sign language. [5]
  • Based on the event of Call of Power, she is possibly in her mid to late 20s.
  • Sona was born and spent her early years in Ionia Crest icon Ionia before moving to Demacia Crest icon Demacia and being adopted
  • Her Power Chord Etwhal is an ancient magical musical instrument that was made thousand years ago.

Quotes

  • "From my mind, to yours" might be referencing the Vulcan mind meld from Star Trek.
  • "Allegrissimo" is Italian for 'play the music faster in a very lively or cheerful way'.
  • "Brioso, Brioso!" is Italian and Spanish for 'lively'/'merry'/'proud'/'high spirited'.
  • "Adagio" is Italian for 'gently/'slowly'/'more graceful'/'leisurely'.
  • The tune from Sona's taunt references Finish Him/Her! from Mortal Kombat.
  • "When fields lie calm, and wind stands still. Run home." is a reference to Fiddlesticks OriginalSquare Fiddlesticks' theme song.

Skins

Sona OriginalCircle Original Sona
  • She resembles and might have been heavily inspired by Hatsune Miku.
Sona MuseCircle Muse Sona
Sona PentakillCircle Pentakill Sona
Sona SilentNightCircle Silent Night Sona
Sona GuqinCircle Guqin Sona
Chromaskins Chromas: Golden
Sona ArcadeCircle Arcade Sona
Chromaskins Chromas: K.O.
  • She references many '80s and early '90s video game effects.
  • Her basic attacks will change according to the song she played.
  • If Sona activates Talisman of Ascension item Talisman of Ascension the visual effect displayed will be an old version of Classic Song of Celerity Song of Celerity's.
Sona DJCircle DJ Sona
Chromaskins Chromas: Concussive, Ethereal
  • She is the first to be fully music-based, the second being Bard OriginalSquare Bard.
    • She doesn't speak at all like in Classic.
  • She exists in the same universe as Pentakill and K/DA[6]
  • She has a combined over three hours of sound effects, music, and 'voiceover', making her the champion with the most sound files.
    • They call all be heard here.
  • She has three toggleable ('/toggle' or Ctrl + 5 by default, second row from the bottom in Options > Hotkeys > Communication > Toggle to rebind) forms (Kinetic, Concussive, Ethereal)
    • Changing forms a 0.5 seconds cast time and a 2 seconds global cooldown (this also triggers while in combat)
      • Each one has a 'theme' that is played in layers as the game progresses.
        • The layers played will be added to all songs depending on what basic ability is used for the first time and also which level of ultimate has been used for the first time, the latter also affecting the theme structure.
  • Sona's teammates can opt in to listen her soundtrack from the scoreboard (icon to the left of her portrait)
    • They cannot choose which 'theme' since that is dependent of the form Sona chooses.
  • Using Crescendo Crescendo for the first time as soon as an ultimate level is unlocked will upgrade the theme structure of all forms. Using the level 1 ultimate will permanently apply all basic layers, allowing the basic abilities to add new ones. Using the level 2 ultimate will allow the song reach its climax, becoming the regular version of the songs. Using the level 3 ultimate will trigger a more dynamic and intense version of the regular songs.
    • If Crescendo Crescendo is used for the first time while in Kinetic form, a fragment of the Metroid theme will play.
  • Her helmet references Guy Manuel de Homem Christo from Daft Punk.
  • Her joke might be referencing Flipping Tables / (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ .
  • Her cube from Concussive references the Button Beats Dubstep Cube.
  • DJ is the first skin in which Sona's legs can be actually seen.
Sona SweetheartCircle Sweetheart Sona
Sona OdysseyCircle Odyssey Sona
Chromaskins Chromas: Aquamarine, Obsidian, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Tanzanite
Sona PsyOpsCircle PsyOps Sona
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Citrine, Emerald, Hunter, Obsidian, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise
  • Classic Sona's voice over was updated along the release of the skin.
  • This is the first Sona skin where she does not have arms prior to using Crescendo Crescendo.

Relations

Sona OriginalSquare Original Sona
  • Sona is the adoptive daughter of Lord Barrett and Lady Lestara from House Buvelle.
    • Her adoptive parents led a hunt party that hired Quinn OriginalSquare Quinn and her brother Caleb to kill a giant tuskvore. The events led to Caleb's death. Later, Lestara sponsored Quinn to be a knight.
    • Her adoptive father died in the battle of the Gates of Mourning whose loss led to Jarvan IV OriginalSquare Jarvan IV driving onward into Noxus Crest icon Noxian territory, being captured and later meeting Shyvana OriginalSquare Shyvana.
    • Her adoptive sister Kahina introduced Lux OriginalSquare Lux to the Illuminator Crest icon Illuminators.
  • Jhin OriginalSquare Jhin sees Sona as an art rival, stating that his form of art leaves longer, more lasting imprints though she doesn't know about him.
  • Sona OriginalSquare Sona met Irelia OriginalSquare Irelia at some point when she came back to Ionia Crest icon Ionia.
  • In the Call of Power cinematic, Sona traveled with Ryze OriginalSquare Ryze to the Hirana Monastery after the Noxus Crest icon Noxian invasion and fought the Navori Brotherhood who ambushed them.
  • Lux OriginalSquare Lux and Ezreal OriginalSquare Ezreal are fans of her performance.
  • Swain OriginalSquare Swain is also interested in her etwahl.
Sona PentakillCircle Pentakill Sona

References

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