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General

  • Her name comes from Insular Celtic *Drust, from Proto-Celtic *daru- "oak" (cf. English tree),[1] *drus- "break",[2] or *trusto- "noise" [3]
  • Rocket Jump Rocket Jump is a reference to rocket jumping in FPS Arena games (like Quake) which allows oneself mobility by using a RPG or any other rocket launcher to accelerates one's jump.
  • Buster Shot Buster Shot is a reference to the attack used by Megaman.
  • Tristana has the fourth longest possible basic attack range in the game with Range icon 669 units at level 18, right after JinxSquare Jinx's Switcheroo! Fishbones at rank 4/5, Kog'MawSquare Kog'Maw when he uses his Bio-Arcane Barrage Bio-Arcane Barrage, which grants him a range of 710, and TwitchSquare Twitch when he uses Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat which grants him an auto attack range of 850 but changes his attacks to skillshots.
  • Her dance references a typical soldier's stationary marching while singing a military cadence.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.

Development

TristanaSquare old Tristana, the Megling Gunner
  • Tristana has an unreleased skin titled Arm Cannon Tristana, which references Megaman. Its game files were added into the Wukong Patch but it was never made public.
  • Her dance might be a reference to the dance done by the Lilties during the year end dance in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.
TristanaSquare Tristana, the Yordle Gunner

Quotes

  •  
    Tristana.joke01
    "Is that a rocket in your pocket?" is a variant of Mae West's famed quote.
  •  
    Tristana.move15
    "Orders are more like guidelines, really." is possibly a reference to Captain Barbossa's quote; "The code is more what you'd call 'guidelines' than actual rules." from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
  •  
    Tristana.attack17
    "Blast em." is a possible reference to stormtroopers from the Star Wars.
  • In Italian localization, "Cannon ball" is sung as the song "Wrecking Ball".
  •  
    Tristana Select new
    "Once a Bandle gunner, always a Bandle gunner!" might refer to Arsenal F.C. (whose nickname is The Gunners) and their phrase "Once a gunner, always a gunner".
  •  
    Tristana.itemStatikkShiv03
    Statikk Shiv item "Ooh, look! I'm a shock trooper!" is a pun on electricity and shock troops.
  • In Brazilian localisation, Tristana has a quote referencing Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.
  • She shares quotes with:
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      Tristana.spellQ4
      Tristana OriginalCircle  
      Rumble.move1
      Rumble OriginalCircle "Now we're cookin!"
    •  
      Tristana.spellR11
      Tristana OriginalCircle  
      Corki.attack5
      Corki OriginalCircle "Bombs away!"'
    •  
      Tristana.spellR1
      Tristana OriginalCircle  
      Vi.special3
      Vi OriginalCircle "Nope!"
      • This quote may also be a reference to the video Nope.avi

Skins

Tristana OriginalCircle Original Tristana
Tristana RiotGirlCircle Riot Girl Tristana
Tristana EarnestElfCircle Earnest Elf Tristana
Tristana FirefighterCircle Firefighter Tristana
  • Her outfit resembles the standard firefighter attire. She also carries a fire extinguisher on her back.
    • Boomer appears to be a customized firefighter hose.
Tristana GuerillaCircle Guerilla Tristana
Tristana BuccaneerCircle Buccaneer Tristana
Tristana RocketGirlCircle Rocket Girl Tristana
Chromaskins Chromas: Navy, Orange, Purple
Tristana DragonTrainerCircle Dragon Trainer Tristana
  • She references How to Train Your Dragon (film).
    • Additionally, some quotes are taken from the same franchise.
  • Her dragon companion is named Riggle.
  • In her splash art, both are sitting by a forest which resembles Summoner's Rift icon Summoner's Rift, which Tristana likely pointing at some DragonSquare drakes.
    • Moreover, it is possible that Riggle might be in the hatchling stage of the Infernal DrakeSquare Infernal Drake.
Tristana BewitchingCircle Bewitching Tristana
Tristana OmegaSquadCircle Omega Squad Tristana
Chromaskins Chromas: Citrine, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Sapphire
Little Demon Tristana Little Demon Tristana
  • She was community-voted to be her next skin.[4]
    • Other Tristana skin candidates were 'Sugar Rush Tristana' and 'Galactic Gunner Tristana'.[5]
    • The skin production process was made transparent with the community through Nexus posts. These included stages such as preproduction [6],visuals and sound effects, model [7], finishing [8]
  • This skin was visually inspired by Vi DemonCircle Demon Vi.

Relations

  • Tristana and TeemoSquare Teemo are close friends.
  • RumbleSquare Rumble has an obvious (named his mech 'Tristy') crush on her.
  • Tristana finds LuluSquare Lulu to be quite a handful and bothersome yordle.
  • DravenSquare Draven had encountered both LuluSquare Lulu and TristanaSquare Tristana, fought and fled from them during his return trip from Basilich to Noxus Prime.

References

  1. Rhys, Guto (2015) Approaching the Pictish language: historiography, early evidence and the question of Pritenic, p. 223
  2. http://www.wales.ac.uk/Resources/Documents/Research/CelticLanguages/EnglishProtoCelticWordList.pdf, p. 17
  3. Matasovic, An etymological lexicon of Proto-Celtic, p. 261
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