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Everything You Need to Know About Jinx in League of Legends (2023)

Abhimannu Das
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Riot Games brought a lot of depth to Jinx's backstory with the release of its League of Legends Netflix TV Series 'Arcane'.
Jinx is voiced by Sarah Anne Williams in all video game appearances, Ella Purnell in Arcane as an adult, and Mia Sinclair in Arcane as a child.
Arcane Season 2 is expected to give us an even better glimpse of Jinx's descent into madness.

Jinx is an iconic League of Legends champion who is also known as Powder, Pow-Pow, and The Loose Cannon. Many players felt that her character is a Harley Quinn knockoff from DC Comics but that opinion has changed drastically after the release of the League of Legends Netflix TV series Arcane. She has a tragic backstory and Riot Games has gone into detail about how she turned out to be the maniac she is. 

Is Powder Jinx in League of Legends?

Yes, Powder and Jinx are the same person. In Arcane, we see Powder who is introduced as Vi’s younger sister. After a series of events that change Powder’s life completely, she starts calling herself Jinx. 

Is Jinx a villain in League of Legends? Decoding her origin story

Jinx is a villain in League of Legends but Arcane shed light on how she turned became the character that we know today in the MOBA. At a young age, she and her sister Vi were orphaned during the Piltover and Zaun conflicts. 

Vander, who was known as the defender of Zaun, sheltered both of them and raised them. The duo also had an adopter brother, Mylo, who used to tease Powder but Vi always stoop up and defended her sister.

While life wasn’t easy for the children in Zaun, Powder didn’t get into much trouble until the kids decided to break into Jayce Talis’ apartment. Powder got her hands on unrefined Hextech crystals, which exploded and damaged the entire building. Piltover Enforcers were immediately alerted and wanted. 

Vander claimed responsibility for the theft and allowed himself to be arrested to keep Powder and Vi safe. Crime lord Silco ambushed the Enforcers and kidnapped Vander. It was then revealed that Jinx had possession of some of the Hextech Crystals and she wanted to save Vander. But things took a tragic turn and Powder ended up destroying Silco’s factory and Vander with it. 

Vi abandoned after witnessing what Powder had done. She called Powder a ‘jinx’ and Silco nabbed the opportunity to manipulate the abandoned child and adopted her as his daughter. Powder adopted the name Jinx and eventually became a full-time criminal.

Despite Vi trying to get back to Jinx and trying to reason with her, things did not work out as Jinx started to lose her mind due to experimentation by Singed on her body with shimmer that damaged her mind.

How did Jinx get her powers? 

Shimmer is a potent and corrosive “techmaturgical” serum that was being distributed in Zaun. Due to being subjected to experimentation revolving around Shimmer to save her life, the drug had long-lasting effects on her body. She has increased strength, speed and durability compared to normal humans but it takes a toll on her mental state.

Despite her poor mental state, she retains her ability to invent and create all kinds of contraptions and weapons. She can also reverse engineer technology and was the first person from Zaun to utilize the Hextech gemstones.

Who voices Jinx?

Jinx is voiced by Sarah Anne Williams in all video game appearances, Ella Purnell in Arcane as an adult, and Mia Sinclair in Arcane as a child.

How tall is Jinx in League of Legends?

Jinx is estimated to be around 5 feet and 4 inches (162cm).

How old is Jinx in League of Legends?

Jinx is stated to be 11-12 years old in the first act of Arcane and is estimated to be 17-19 years old in the second and third acts of the series. She is 21 in League of Legends.

Does Jinx die in League of Legends?

In the League of Legends lore, Jinx is alive but her mental state is deteriorating. Riot Games experimented with the “death” of another League of Legends champion Gangplank in the past and temporarily removed him from the game. But it was later revealed that he is alive after losing an arm to Miss Fortune.

With Jinx being playable for almost a decade, even if she were to die, Riot Games is very unlikely to remove the champion from the game.

If you are looking to learn more about Jinx's gameplay in League of Legends and are planning to play her in-game, here are the champions who counter her. Additionally, if you are looking to buy Jinx skins in League of Legends, you can check out the Five Best Jinx Skins in League of Legends (2023).

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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