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Sometimes, when Aatrox meets Tryndamere, he says:

"Tryndamere, my greatest creation"

Why's that?

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They have a connection in the lore. Well, but it's a little hard to read, though.

In Tryndamere's lore you can find a little hint on what has happened between them:

(...) Raiders ambushed Tryndamere's clan in the dead of night, (...), they weren't prepared for the dark figure that next stepped forth. He wielded a cruel, living sword, and inspired an unhinged bloodlust in the invaders with his unearthly magic. Tryndamere's tribe was overrun within moments. With no hope of defeating the enigmatic being, Tryndamere threw himself at certain death. The dark figure swatted him aside, mortally wounding the young barbarian.

Tryndamere saw death and destruction engulf his home as his life slipped away. No one was left standing - only the screams of the dying remained. Unable to surrender to death, Tryndamere gave in fully to his wrath. His blood boiled and his anger consumed him, banishing his mortality. He staggered to his feet - barely able to take hold of his sword - steeling himself for the decisive confrontation with the shadowy being. But the dark figure did not even lift his blade, and instead gave Tryndamere a knowing smile as he withdrew into the shadows. That was the last time the barbarian ever saw his nemesis.

The following paragraph explains that Tryndamere wandered for years and fought every champion of a tribe to see his nemesis again til there was none left to challenge.

Nice! Then back in Aatrox' lore there is another little hint on that cursive text in the last blockquote, where he inspired the invaders:

Just when all hope seemed lost, Aatrox appeared among the ranks of the Protectorate. With but a few words, he urged the soldiers to fight to the last before throwing himself into battle. His presence inspired the desperate warriors. At first, they could only watch in awe as this unknown hero cleaved through their enemies, his body and blade moving in unison as if one being. Soon, the warriors found themselves imbued with a potent thirst for battle. They followed Aatrox into the fray, each fighting with the furious strength of ten until they had won a most unlikely victory.

There is even a little forum discussion which is about Aatrox VS Tryndamere, claiming who will win, if Aatrox "swatted him aside, mortally wounding the young barbarian".

FYI: atrox (latin) means abhorrent, gruesome, dire.

  • Thanks for that. Had to google again to make sure these references are for Aatrox/Trannymere. :D – Trollwut Jan 21 '14 at 7:23

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