|“||This kingdom, and its people, have given me everything. What kind of man would I be if I gave any less in return?||„|
A proud and noble soldier, Garen fights at the head of the Dauntless Vanguard. He is popular among his fellows, and respected well enough by his enemies—not least as a scion of the prestigious Crownguard family, entrusted with defending Demacia and its ideals. Clad in magic-resistant armor and bearing a mighty broadsword, Garen stands ready to confront mages and sorcerers on the field of battle, in a veritable whirlwind of righteous steel.
|“||I will fight as long as I stand!||„|
Brave guardian of Azir's ancient fortress, Garen is a mighty warrior who charges fearlessly into even the most hopeless battles. He fights for the glory of his ruler and the safety of his people, a powerful, if headstrong, force for justice.
|“||We fight for those who cannot.||„|
Once a ruthless warlord, Garen led his armies to victory after victory, laying the foundations for the Vercentia Kingdom. When the leviathans appeared out of nowhere, he opted to put aside his dream of uniting all the Great Kingdoms under his rule, and instead to march his newly-fashioned Avalon alongside his former enemies for the sake of humanity.
|“||No matter your numbers, I will not yield.||„|
Having been elected the leader of the United Great Kingdoms, Garen will stop at nothing until the safety of his people is ensured. Armed with an Avalon upgraded to the teeth, he stands at the forefront of the mightiest warriors from across the land, determined to lead them into battle until the leviathans are no more.
|“||The heart of a lion, the might of a god!||„|
God-King Garen stands as the last descendant of a primordial race of divinities, and the final bulwark against the end of civilization. He rules his vast kingdom of Demacia with an iron fist, jealousy protecting his people as a self-styled messiah, while rooting out and destroying all who would oppose him.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 7-C, Low 6-B with Demacian Justice | At least Low 7-C, possibly 7-A | At least Low 6-B | 4-A
Name: Garen Crownguard, The Might of Demacia
Origin: League of Legends
Age: 25 | Several thousand years (Described as being Untold Millennia in age)
Classification: Human, Sword-Captain of the Dauntless Vanguard | Guardian of Azir | Warlord, Leader of the United Great Kingdoms, Avalon Pilot | God King, Descendant of Dawnbringer Riven
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Martial Arts (Skilled in hand to hand combat), Weapon Mastery (Master Swordsman, skilled with a variety of other melee weapons), Regeneration (Mid-Low with Perseverance), Non-Physical Interaction (His Sunsteel Broadsword can hit intangible and incorporeal enemies), Power Nullification (Due to being made of Demacian Steel, his armor passively nullifies Magic. Actively Via Decisive Strike, grants the effects of Cleanse, nullifying all forms of crowd control including Empathic Manipulation, Fear Manipulation, Paralysis Inducement, Power Nullification, Statistics Reduction, and Sleep Manipulation, and also Silences the opponent on contact), Statistics Amplification (Speed Amplification Via Decisive Strike, Durability and Magic Resistance Via Courage), Damage Boost (Via Decisive Strike), Forcefield Creation (Via Courage), Damage Reduction (Via Courage), Reactive Power Level (Gains increasing Durability and Magic Resistance proportional to how many enemies he kills Via Courage), Statistics Reduction (Durability Reduction Via Judgement), Extrasensory Perception (Via Demacian Justice), Summoning (Can summon Kayle's power Via Demacian Justice), Resistance to Extreme Cold (Able to withstand the cold of the Freljord, which is so cold that steel instant shatters upon contact with the air of the region), His armor grants him Resistance to Magic, Mind Manipulation/Memory Manipulation (Due to his armor his mind and memories were described as being extremely difficult to probe), Life Manipulation/Soul Manipulation (Due to his armor he was able to resist Nocturne's life and soul draining effects, which killed normal people instantly), Likely resistance to Empathic Manipulation, Madness Manipulation, and Death Manipulation (As the leader of the Dauntless Vanguard, whose duty is in part to fight against the Shadow Isles and the armies of the Harrowing, he likely has these resistances)
All abilities as base plus Immortality (Types 1 and 3), Regeneration (Low-Godly), Transformation (Into a Divine Lion), Light Manipulation, Flight, Soul Manipulation (Able to summon his soul as a manifestation of his power), Afterimage Creation, Weapon Creation (Able to create a second sword), Holy Manipulation (Able to make any weapon he holds consecrated), Reactive Power Level (His powers grow the more that people believe in and worship him), Limited Telekinesis (Able to telekinetically control his armor), and Limited Regeneration Nullification (Was able to scar Darius with a wound he was unable to heal as a reminder of his defeat)
Attack Potency: Small Town level+ (Comparable to Fiora Laurent. Fought Sylas multiple times. Fought and defeated a dragon, which should be somewhat comparable to Shyvana, alongside Fiora. Fought off Nocturne alongside members of the Dauntless Vanguard but was ultimately inferior.), Small Country level with Demacian Justice (Summons the power of Kayle as an attack), Demacian Justice ignores conventional durability | At least Small Town level+, possibly Mountain level (Stated to be capable of cleaving mountains), Demacian Justice ignores conventional durability | At least Small Country level (Comparable to Leona and Jax) | Multi-Solar System level (Has fought and killed gods on the level of the God Fist and the God Staff and sees them as lesser beings, Defeated God-King Darius), Demacian Justice ignores conventional durability
Speed: Subsonic reactions and combat speed (Casually reacted to an arrow, Speedblitzed a mage from across a room, with said mage acknowledging that he could have easily killed her before she could lift a finger to stop him, Has kept up with Katarina Du Couteau on multiple occasions) | Subsonic reactions and combat speed | Subsonic reactions and combat speed | Massively FTL+ (Gomparable to God Fist Lee Sin, and God Staff Jax)
Lifting Strength: Class K (Should be no weaker physically than Poppy and comparable to Galio, As a trainee one of his strength-building exercises involved dragging a massive marble pillar around on a chain) | Class K | Class G (His size alone warrants this) | Unknown, likely Galactic
Striking Strength: Small Town Class+ | At least Small Town Class+, possibly Mountain Class | At least Small Country Class | Multi-Solar System Class
Durability: Small Town level+ (Has repeatedly survived battles with Katarina) | At least Small Town level+, possibly Mountain level | At least Small Country level | Multi-Solar System level
Stamina: Superhuman (Able to continue fighting even after having nearly all of his life force drained away, Should be comparable to other Vanguard members such as Diador, who was able to fight nearly non-stop for several days against the Trifarian Legion, and Cithria, who even as a recruit had to go through near constant exertion for two weeks before beginning to feel the effects of exhaustion.)
Range: Extended melee range with sword, potentially hundreds of kilometers with Demacian Justice (vertically) | Extended melee range with sword, potentially hundreds of kilometers with Demacian Justice (vertically) | Several Kilometers | Likely Multi-galactic
Standard Equipment: Demacian Steel Armor, Sunsteel Broadsword | Pride's Greatblade, Divine Lion
Intelligence: Gifted (Garen is a highly skilled combatant and strategist, widely considered to be one of the greatest swordsmen in Demacia, having trained non-stop from the age of twelve in the art of combat and war and quickly gaining a fearsome reputation on the battlefield. By the time he turned eighteen he had already served in multiple campaigns, fighting off Freljordian barbarians, mages, and the Noxian military, which granted him a nomination as a member of the Dauntless Vanguard, a position he won with ease through his sheer courage and skill. His skill was so well recognized by the rest of the Vanguard that of the over two thousand members [each being a legendary hero in their own right, the most skilled and well trained soldiers in Demacia, masters of multiple weapons, and boasting extensive knowledge of battle tactics and warfare on top of having accomplished extraordinary feats such as singlehandedly slaying dragons and wyrms, outmatching entire hosts of the Trifarian Legion, and being able to take on entire armies on their own and emerge victorious] he was chosen to be the new Sword-Captain after the previous leader had died, a decision that was unopposed by any member of the Vanguard. As a member of the Dauntless Vanguard, Garen is a master of battlefield strategy, able to communicate entire combat plans to other members of the Vanguard through nothing but subtle eye and facial movements, as well as perceive other members' strategies given in the same manner through just peripheral vision, and doing so at a speed described as blindingly fast by people less trained than them. He is also hyper-observant, as all members of the Vanguard are required to master the art of observation of every aspect of the battlefield as well as potential changes that could be made both within and outside of their line of sight at any given moment and identify what their enemy is observing and how they can potentially advance.)
Weaknesses: None notable
- Perseverance: Garen regenerates health every second if he has not been hit with an enemy ability or taken non-minion damage in a few seconds.
- Decisive Strike: Garen cleanses himself of all slows and gains bonus movement speed for a few seconds. Additionally, Garen's next basic attack lunges him towards the target, dealing bonus physical damage and silencing the target.
- Courage: Garen reduces incoming damage for a few seconds. For the first second, Garen additionally gains a shield and Tenacity. Garen also permanently gains bonus armor and bonus magic resistance every time he kills an enemy. After reaching maximum stacks, this bonus is increased.
- Judgment: Garen rapidly spins his sword around his body several times, dealing physical damage with each spin to nearby enemies. The nearest enemy is dealt bonus damage per spin. Enemy champions hit 6 times have their armor reduced. Hits after the 6th refresh the duration of the debuff.
- Demacian Justice: Garen calls upon the might of Demacia onto the target enemy, dealing them true damage. The target is revealed for 1 second starting from the beginning of the cast time.
Key: Base | Warring Kingdoms | Mecha Kingdoms | God-King