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General

  • In Ancient Greek, Zoe Ζωή (IPA: [zdɔː.ɛ̌ː] > [zo'i]) means "life", as opposed to "death";[1] while its cognate βῐ́ο(το)ς bio(to)s means "lifetime" or "the living's world".[2]
    • Both come from PIE root *gʷeyh₃- "to live".[3]
  • Upon jumping out of Portal Jump Portal Jump's second portal, Zoe licks the ice cream cone, which she attempts to eat during her joke animation (Ctrl+1).
  • Zoe has multiple walk cycles that change randomly over the course of the game, but players can also toggle the next one using the Toggle key bind (default [Ctrl] + [5]).
  • Her dance references Tez Cadey - Seve.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Her title, as found on the store, "Zoe, The Aspect of Twilight" is one of the few occurrences, along with Kayn OriginalSquare Kayn, Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah, Aurelion Sol OriginalSquare Aurelion Sol, Illaoi OriginalSquare Illaoi, Elise OriginalSquare Elise, Sion OriginalSquare Sion, of having the word "the" capitalized, compared to all other champions' titles.

Development

  • Zoe is voiced by Erica Lindbeck, who also voices Taliyah OriginalSquare Taliyah and Morgana OriginalSquare Morgana.
  • During development, she was called Mirror Mage.[4]
  • Zoe's initial teaser would spawn Sleepy Trouble Bubble Sleepy Trouble Bubble in both Summoner's Rift icon Summoner's Rift bases at the beginning of the game.
  •  Usually, Twilight denotes dusk & connotes old age, as well as the approaching end (cf. Ragnarøkkr "the gods' twilight"); yet Zoe embodies "mischief, change, and imagination".
  • When asked about Zoe's cartoon-like design , Reav3 stated that Zoe's physical features are disproportionately designed much like Annie OriginalCircle Annie to show her detailed expressions and to have her character read more easily as a child.

Lore

  • As mentioned in her lore, Zoe OriginalSquare Zoe is at the very least older than 1000 years as after her ascension she has was in the cosmic realm for a millennia before returning back to Runeterra.
    • Zoe is physically and mentally a teenager, between 13 - 17 years old.
  • She likes eating Chocolate Mooncakes.
    • She also likes butterflies, unicorns, and watching the end of finite realities.
  • Her scarf is knitted from the wool of an Erbok.
  • Zoe is the second-released champion from the Moonsilver Blade Lunari order.

Skins

Zoe OriginalCircle Original Zoe
  • Inspirations for Zoe are possibly:
    • Various trickster figures in mythology around the world.[5]
    • Her role as a celestial messenger might reference divine messengers such as Pre-Greek Hermes[6] & Semitic angels.
    • Her Everchild epithet references the mythological puer aeternus.
  • She is the first heterochromic champion (not counting Lulu BittersweetCircle Bittersweet Lulu). Her right eye is purple, and the other is teal.
  • Her icons differ from the splash art, not having her hand around her eye.
  • Zoe carries around a moonstone, a chime of Bard OriginalSquare Bard, and a key belonged to Fiddlesticks OriginalSquare old2 Fiddlesticks.[7][8]
    • She also has a little purple pouch next to her other trinkets which is very hard to notice on her splashart, but is easily visible on her in-game model.
Zoe CyberPopCircle Cyber Pop Zoe
  • Due to fan requests during the PBE cycle, this skin also displays Heterochromia iridum. Her right eye is blue, and her left is green.
  • Spell Thief Spell Thief's bubbles can have a variety of emoticons in them: "(°☒°)", "(^-^)", "( ° ʖ °)", "^_^", "u_u", "=P", ":)", ";)".
  • The balloons, which Spell Thief Spell Thief causes to float above some minions, contain an icon based on the blank sheet of paper, that files, which have no own icon, are displayed with by operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. The icon in the balloons has a star on it.
  • Portal Jump Portal Jump's portals might be inspired by Portal.
  • When she casts Sleepy Trouble Bubble Sleepy Trouble Bubble on an enemy, an image similar to the Blue Screen of Death shows up.
  • Upon death, a screencap appears above Zoe's body. It shows the centre of Summoner's Rift (or middle lane) shaded gray, a death recap, and the HUD of Cyber Pop Zoe that lacks team frames and items.
  • The background of her splash art was inspired by Splatoon and Blade Runner 2049.
    • Her appearance was inspired by the classic Splatoon girl.
    • Poppy LollipoppyCircle Lollipoppy's lollipops are also in the bag she's carrying.
Zoe PoolPartyCircle Pool Party Zoe
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Emerald, Rainbow, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire
Zoe StarGuardianCircle Star Guardian Zoe
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Emerald, Jasper, Pearl, Rose Quartz, Ruby

Relations

  • Being the celestial messenger of Mount Targon Crest icon Mount Targon, she knows of all of their Aspects, their hosts, and servants.
  • Zoe OriginalSquare Zoe really likes Ezreal OriginalSquare Ezreal, and as such she considers Lux OriginalSquare Lux her rival.

References

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