If you’re a fan of League of Legends, you know that the lore surrounding the game is expansive and complex. Each character has an intricate backstory with over 145 characters to play in the game. When Riot Games announced their upcoming animated TV show series about the game, Arcane, some fans wondered if the animated series would tie it into the sprawling mythos of League of Legends. Well, we’re here to answer that question: No.
While Arcane will fit into the larger narrative of League of Legends, it’s not considered canon. But this should not discourage you from watching the show, since it features some of LoL most popular characters. And one character, in particular, is a pivotal force in shaping what we know about Jinx and her early history.
League of Legends
League of Legends, commonly abbreviated to LoL, is a MOBA game released in 2009 by Riot Games. It has become one of the most popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games in the world and enjoys a large following with over 100 million active players every month.
In addition to its popularity as an esports game, League of Legends is also known for its sizable competitive scene. There are several significant tournaments held throughout the year featuring professional teams. Competing for large cash prizes, sponsorships from companies like Coca-Cola and Intel, and even spots at international competitions such as The International Dota 2 Championships or Worlds 2016 that took place in South Korea last year (where they won 1st place).
League of Legends: Arcane is a TV show based on League of Legends. It takes place in the fictional world of Runeterra and follows the adventures of the characters you know from playing League. In this special episode, we’ll talk about how Powder (Arcane) got her powers and why she’s so great at what she does.
The Arcane series explores the lore behind some famous characters from League of Legends. The series is not canon and is not part of the main storyline. It’s a Netflix original and is available to stream on Netflix. You’ve probably heard of Powder, the mysterious woman with blue hair (not purple hair) who appears in Arcane. But who is she exactly?
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Jinx, the Loose Cannon
Jinx, the Loose Cannon, is one of the most popular champions in League of Legends. She’s shockingly fast, incredibly deadly with her two guns (aka the Super Mega Death Rocket), and cares only about causing as much chaos as possible. But who is she?
In the opening scenes, the show Arcane tells a new story about Jinx and her best friend Vi, but Jinx has a history in the game. This article explores that history and how it explains why Jinx is such an enigmatic character in both versions of her story.
Her two enemies are Caitlyn and Vi (both cops or part of the Piltover forces). They have chased after her since she became famous for breaking into buildings and committing crimes such as stealing jewels from wealthy families during their parties in Piltover’s upper-class neighborhoods.
Jinx is Powder
When you hear the name Jinx in Arcane, the show is referring to the champion from the game League of Legends (LoL). In this game, you can play as one of several champions who battle it out on the Rift to see who will win the League Championship. Each champion has unique abilities that help them fight better and make them unique–Jinx is Powder.
Jinx is a character with lots of unique details about her appearance and personality. She has a lightning pistol, which she can use to make her bullets explode twice with more damage than standard bullets do alone! What’s more, she has an ability known as ‘flame chompers’, according to MobaFire.
Jinx also has a pet named Fishbones (Her rocket launcher).
In the official lore, she’s a girl from a street gang that lost her childhood friend in an accident. Vander finds her and takes her in as his apprentice because he feels it’s essential to have someone who understands his world.
In the show, she’s a girl that lost her family, so Vander adopts her. Vander thought she was like a daughter to him–an adoptive brother in the show.
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Now that you know who Powder is and why she’s so important, it’s time to get down to business. Many people don’t know this, but Vi and Jinx are friends in the show. They were raised together in Zaun by their adoptive father, Vander, who taught them how to fight. There are some theories about who Vander will become in the future, but we will cover them in another article.
However, when it comes to their interactions in League of Legends (LoL), they’re enemies on opposite sides of a battle between Piltover and Zaun.
Jinx and Vi are best friends in the show, almost like sisters. They have a shared history and a shared interest in their families, meaning there’s plenty of overlap between their lives. They used to live together, but after the accident, Jinx moved out because Vi was angry at her for causing the explosion that killed their parents.
Jinx thought that Vi never forgave her for it; however, it turns out that Vi still loves her as much as she did before!
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Jinx has a lot of unique details in her character.
Jinx is a young girl from the streets of Zaun. Her story starts with her and her friends in an accident that almost kills them all. Being the only survivor, Vander adopts them, and they become co-leaders of the group. The rest of this article will detail more about Jinx’s background and some other details about her character.
After Vander’s death, Silco adopts Jinx and turns her into a criminal. A former Zaun’s most respected scientific community member, Silco has since taken over the crime syndicate in Piltover.
Despite his heritage, he wants to make it an actual city separate from its sister city. With this goal in mind, he turns Jinx into his star operative. Her missions often require her to use her hextech weapons and traditional gun against anyone who stands in their way.
Jinx is an accomplished fighter who uses her tech-focused powers to fight for what she believes is right: herself first and foremost, and others when possible. However, because she’s been on both sides of the law so many times before (Vi once said that, if you saw Jinx three times in one day, then you were probably being hunted), she has difficulty trusting anyone other than herself anymore.
And this might be why she seems so gruffly cynical compared to other champions like Vi or Ekko. However, these two individuals may have similar backgrounds concerning their pasts as killers turned assassins; turned vigilantes fighting against evil forces for good reasons now.
For fans of fantasy and adventure stories, Arcane is a great place to start. It’s got everything you could want: an elaborate world-building with tons of lore, an intriguing plot full of twists and turns, and characters who evolve and grow as they face serious challenges.
We hope we’ve helped you learn more about Powder, one of the most compelling characters in Arcane. She’s got a lot going on (and maybe a little more than her powers alone), but don’t let that scare you away from giving her a try! We bet she will surprise and delight you with her abilities and personality!
Jinx is a beloved character with a fascinating backstory. She’s had many different versions of herself throughout the years, including one in the new Arcane show that’s very different from the game version. But the common thread between all those versions is her willingness to have fun.
And get into fights with anyone who dares to challenge her. She’s not just an angry teenager but also someone who cares about their friends intensely and loves playing pranks on anyone foolish enough to fall for them!
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