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* The skin was given freely to anyone who owned {{ci|Volibear}} before or during his champion update patch.
 
* The skin was given freely to anyone who owned {{ci|Volibear}} before or during his champion update patch.
 
* This skin was initially named "Thousand Pierced Volibear", but was changed to its current name before launch.
 
* This skin was initially named "Thousand Pierced Volibear", but was changed to its current name before launch.
* The design of the skin seems to be inspired by the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo wendigo] .
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* The design of the skin seems to be inspired by the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo wendigo].
   
 
== Relations ==
 
== Relations ==

Revision as of 01:34, June 6, 2020

General

Development

Volibear OriginalSquare old Volibear, the Thunder's Roar
Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear, the Relentless Storm
  • Volibear is voiced by David Sobolov.[12]
  • Volibear was tied with Fiddlesticks OriginalSquare Fiddlesticks in a player based vote to determine which champion will receive a Visual Gameplay Update in 2020.[13]
  • The visual goals for Volibear's update was to deliver his identity as League's storm god without alienating his previous playerbase.[14]
  • Influences for Volibear include Norse deities, vikings, pagan motifs, storms, lightning, volcanoes and bears.[15]
  • Volibear's theme is based on a song of worship the ancient Freljordian tribes used to sing in his honor.[16]
    • His theme was also sung by Einar Selvik, a Norwegian musician who has also composed music for the TV show known as Vikings.
  • Volibear and Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean maintain an in game easter egg where Volibear gains 1 bonus armor and Zilean gains 1 ability power if they are on opposing teams.
  • The narrative goals for Volibear was to reinvigorate the champion with lore that was exciting and more cohesive within the world of Runeterra, and to strengthen and diversify his personality by focusing on the history developed for the champ.[17][18]

Lore

  • Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear is the physical form of the Great Spirit of the Bear, as such spirit walkers like Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr can harness a bit of his primal spirit magic.
    • Volibear is one of the spirit gods. They are more like manifestations of cultural ideas, given immense power by the belief of their followers and can wax and wane, depending - or disappear for a long, long time.[19]
  • One of his titles in the main canon, "the Thunder's Roar", was his title in the Runeterra Legacy icon old canon.
  • Volibear can be as big or small as he wants due to transcending physicality as a god.[20]

Quotes

Volibear OriginalSquare old Volibear, the Thunder's Roar
  • Volibear is the first champion to have lines when killing another champion ("Your time has run out, Zilean OriginalSquare Chronokeeper" and "I got a special claw for you, Zilean OriginalSquare Zilean")
  • "A fool and his head are easily parted" might be referencing "A fool and his head are soon parted" and/or "A fool and his money are easily parted".
Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear, the Relentless Storm
  • Volibear has quotes speaking in ancient Freljordian:[21][22]
    • Hirnvel means the organic things of the natural world.
    • Skolj means the frailty of.
    • Vol dusk skaar means last chance to run.
    • Vol kau fera means cower before me.
    • Valhir means god.
    • Vrestrom means great storm.
    • Vorrijard is the name of the land before it was called the Freljord Crest icon Freljord.

Skins

Volibear OriginalCircle Original Volibear
    • He is covered in his own version of true ice as part of his power as an ancient Freljordian deity.[23]
    • His splash art shows him in the area depicted in his update reveal video.
      • At the end of the reveal video, Volibear can be seen stationed at the Howling Abyss bush area. The actual in-game map was updated to have the Volibear model placed at the bush area before his release.
    Volibear ThunderLordCircle Thunder Lord Volibear
    Volibear NorthernStormCircle Northern Storm Volibear
    Volibear RuneguardCircle Runeguard Volibear
    • This skin is his canonical appearance during the time of the first Freljordian tribes but before the Three Sisters conquered the entire Freljord.
      • In Volibear's bio, the armor was stated to have been made by Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn, before the two brothers fought each other.
      • Armor pieces similar to his can be seen in his Volibear OriginalCircle base splash art.
    Volibear CaptainCircle Captain Volibear
    Volibear ElRayoCircle El Rayo Volibear
    Volibear ThousandPiercedBearCircle The Thousand-Pierced Bear
    • This skin is his canonical appearance during the events of Silence for the Damned.
    • The skin was given freely to anyone who owned Volibear OriginalSquare Volibear before or during his champion update patch.
    • This skin was initially named "Thousand Pierced Volibear", but was changed to its current name before launch.
    • The design of the skin seems to be inspired by the wendigo.

    Relations

    • Volibear and the Ursine are allied with Sejuani OriginalSquare Sejuani, Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr and the Freljord Winters Claw Winter's Claw to battle Lissandra OriginalSquare Lissandra's Freljord Frostguard Frostguard and Ashe OriginalSquare Ashe's Freljord Avarosan Avarosan. However, Volibear has his own ulterior motives for the Freljord.
      • Volibear has very little respect for Udyr OriginalSquare Udyr, who is a shaman and spirit walker of the Winter's Claw that resisted his calling to the spirit walkers of the Ursine clan.
      • Lissandra OriginalSquare Lissandra lost her sight from confronting Volibear back in the early days of the Freljord Crest icon Freljord. She has since been actively containing his influence by, for example, killing his shamans and those that may join him as well as sabotaging the worship of all old demigods.
    • Volibear, Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn, and Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia are the offspring of the Freljordian demigods, along with other Great Spirit animals such as the "Seal Sister" and the "Iron Boar".
      • Volibear was close to Ornn OriginalSquare Ornn but they later became estranged due to their differences in ideologies causing their cataclysmic battle that destroyed the home of Ornn's followers, killing them.
      • Volibear is on better terms with Anivia OriginalSquare Anivia because they are both tied to the spirit of the land and want whats best for the Freljord.[24]

    References

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