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Fueled by unbridled fury and rage, Tryndamere Tryndamere once carved his way through Freljord Crest icon.png the Freljord, openly challenging the greatest warriors of the north to prepare himself for even darker days ahead. The wrathful barbarian has long sought revenge for the annihilation of his clan, though more recently he has found companionship with Ashe Ashe, the Freljord Avarosan.png Avarosan warmother, and a home with her people. His almost inhuman strength and fortitude is legendary, and has delivered him and his new allies countless victories against the greatest of odds.

TryndamereSquare.png"Rage Rage is my weapon."  Tryndamere
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Early Life

Tryndamere was part of a nameless barbarian tribe known for their stamina and prowess in combat, which forged blades based on their god's tusks. They fought raiding tribes, the beasts of the mountains and Noxus Crest icon.png Noxian armies trying to claim territory in the Freljord. As he grew up among his tribe, Tryndamere developed into a strong warrior.

One night, the tribe witnessed an unnatural storm from the east, where the darkin Aatrox Aatrox stood before them. Some of the barbarians bowed to him under the belief that he was their LoR Non-Champion Non-Spell Indicator.png8 boar-god, but he slaughtered them all. Filled with rage, Tryndamere charged at Aatrox, but was swatted away. As he lay on the verge of death, Aatrox imbued him with Darkin blood magic. It activated from Tryndamere's rage, with his willpower and thirst for vengeance preventing him from dying.

Tryndamere found his tribe's last remaining survivors, knowing they were doomed with enemies surrounding them throughout the Freljord. Hearing rumors of a tribe which worshipped the reincarnation of Avarosa, they set off to the west where they met the Freljord Avarosan.png Avarosan. Eager to gain respect among the tribe, he challenged the Avarosans to duels. However, they began to fear him due to his savage, furious way of fighting and how his wounds regenerated faster the more rage he held. In one duel he was so lost in his fury that he was on the verge of killing his opponent, but Braum Braum, an Iceborn allied with the Avarosan, stood in the way with his shield. Tryndamere kept attacking Braum's unbreakable shield until his rage subsided, and the two eventually became friends. Afterward, the tribe's survivors were welcomed into the Avarosan and Tryndamere was arranged to form a political marriage with the Avarosan warmother, Ashe Ashe, but the two slowly grew into a genuine relationship.

Contemporary history

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  • Ashe Ashe and Tryndamere are Bloodsworn, a political marriage, but the two eventually developed genuine affection for one another. Tryndamere originally married Ashe in exchange for the protection of his remaining tribe after Aatrox's Aatrox's massacre.
  • Tryndamere's nemesis is Aatrox Aatrox, who is the main reason why most of Tryndamere's tribe got destroyed.
  • Braum Braum stopped Tryndamere when he lost control trying to prove his worth to Ashe Ashe. It's rumored that Braum Braum introduced him to Ashe.
  • He is hostile towards the Winter's Claw, who disdainfully lumped him into the Avarosa's "decadent lifestyle" even though Tryndamere actually originated from another hardy nomadic tribe, much like Sejuani Sejuani.

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The Barbarian King

By Ariel Lawrence

Starring Champion

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Short Story

A Smoldering Coal

By Roy Graham

This far north, the nights are dark. The shadows grow long in the hall of Ashe and her bloodsworn groom. The braziers burn down to smoldering coals. They may seem extinguished, dead—but even a fool knows not to grasp one with a naked hand. Even a fool.

Mentioned Champion

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The Frost Archer

By Odin Austin Shafer

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The Heart of the Freljord

By Anthony Reynolds Lenné

Alternate Universes

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Never Surrender

Inspired by the triumphant return of Gordon Hayward, Tryndamere main and superstar NBA small forward. It's On.

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By Numerous creators

Reaching the peak takes more than skill. Only those with the ambition to RISE above all others will know its height.


  • Based on his appearance, Tryndamere is between 23 and 30 years old, older than Ashe Ashe.
  • His original tribe followed a patriarchal system of governance, unlike the norm of the Freljord Crest icon.png Freljord which is a matriarchal system.
  • Before the 2014 retcon, Tryndamere's sword was passed down from his father, whom in turn received it from his father before him, and so on. Tryndamere said his father's words of wisdom were "master using it and you can have this"[1] - a quote from the original Legend of Zelda game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, released in 1987. Whether it is still true is unknown.
  • Tryndamere draws many parallels with Conan the Barbarian.
    • His previous story appears to have been based on the opening sequence of the eponymous 1982 movie, in which Conan's entire village is slaughtered and he swears revenge upon those responsible.
    • In the original stories Conan is said to hail from a nomadic people residing in Cimmeria, a northern region in his world, whereas Tryndamere comes from Northern Freljord.
    • Conan is said to have "become a king by his own hand" in the 1982 movie. Tryndamere became "The Barbarian King" by uniting all the peoples of his homeland under his leadership, all thanks to his friendships with most of the Barbarian leaders.
  • Historical inspiration might be Mongol military leader Temüjin. Temüjin's father was assassinated by the rival Tatars & his clan abandoned by erstwhile allies. Temüjin endured childhood hardship, enslavement, and early military defeats; yet against all odds, he later subdued and united various warring Mongolic tribes, ultimately founding the Mongol Empire as Genghis Khan.

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8 Jan 2019 (During V9.1) Added.


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