Origins: Jinx

Psycho Arsenal aka Jinx

A long time ago, riot games were open the new ideas, and anyone can share their ideas about new champions. And Riot games received many sketches and pictures. This was a great source of inspiration to all developers.

A few years ago an artist Katie de Sousa presented an art of psycho girl with big guns. Katie just loves villains and she decided to add some chaos in the peaceful world of Runeterra.

Developers note

Jinx portrait

The champion – maniac with big guns – looked great, but she looks like Miss Fortune with a different hair and tattoos. By the way, the first name of this champion was Psycho Arsenal, and she was just an idea for a long time… while a small fan group decided to bring Psycho Arsenal to the League of Legends.

One of the main fans of this champion was August “Jinxylord” Brauning. Riot developer always wants to make a champion that has a rocket launcher and a machine gun. And this was a great opportunity to make the dream true.

Firstly Psycho Arsenal’s color must be green and she was sexy as hell. But developers wants a unique female champion that will be different from the others. Psycho Arsenal became thinner and thinner and her guns – bigger and bigger. In the end, she became a little girl with enormous weapons, and Jinxylord really likes how this look.

Psycho Arsenal’s look was greatly changed, but all her three main features are still unchanged:

  • The long blue braids to the floor
  • The manic expression of the face
  • And guns… a lot of guns

Nature of Jinx

Mad jinx

In the process of working on the Jinx, the same question of its character was always up: how angry is she? Of course, the character was a villain, but would Jinx kill people in cold blood? Or she just wants to have fun, though her kind of “fun” includes smoldering ruins? August Comments: “Although Jinx killed a lot of people, we don’t hold her for a serial killer from head to toe.”

Jinx just bored, and she wants to have fun. The girl doesn’t care about random victims of explosions.

In the end, the nature of the Jinx and the style of the game behind this character are based on the borderline between uncontrolled dangerous madness and fun. “Perhaps the essence of the Jinx is given in her music video“, thinks August. She laughs, amuses and blows everything, but not always anointed with the blood of the enemies. This is Jinx.”


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