Canon Skins

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In general, as stated here and here, most skins in Paladins are not considered canon or part of the lore, and are largely either "What-If"s or alternate universes. However, there are a few skins that have certain degrees of canonicity to them.

Canon Skins[edit | edit source]

These skins are completely canon to the lore and have no current conflicting information regarding their canonicity. This category includes:

  • Skye guild small.png Guild Skye - As can be seen here, this skin has appeared in an official lore video. No other evidence is currently known that contradicts the canonicity of this skin. It is unknown why Skye took up this appearance.
  • Corvus exemplar small.png Exemplar Corvus - As revealed here, one of Corvus' available skins at the time shows what he looked like prior to joining the Magistrate, meaning this is likely Corvus during his time at the Outer Tribunal. While not explicitly mentioned as being this skin in particular, as Corvus' other skins are a "what-if" Abyss version and an Echo skin, it leaves only this skin remaining.

Partially Canon[edit | edit source]

Parts of these skins are confirmed to be somewhat canon, but not completely. They are as follows:

  • Vora honorguard small.png Honor Guard Vora - Appearing at the start of Vora's reveal trailer, this skin is used to represent a number Vora's fellow fallen warriors. This was most likely done to save on resources, so while this skin does not depict a canonical version of Vora, it can be thought to possibly represent other warriors of Io to a limited degree.
  • Ash skadrin small.png Ska'drin Ash - When first released, Ska'drin Ash was noted to have a few lines towards Mal'Damba, revealing a potential connecting between the Ska'drin and Wekono. It was later revealed here and here that this skin is partially canon, and that Wekono is at least acknowledged by the Ska'drin.

Echo / "What-If" Skins[edit | edit source]

Echo and What-If skins are similar, both showing an alternate version of a character, as revealed here regarding Echoes in particular, they are alternate versions of a champion from another reality. One distinction between Echo skins and "What-If" skins are the unique names Echoes are given. It's unknown if "What-If" skins are also Echo skins, it is also unknown whether every skin is considered a "What-If" skin due to the nature of skins. As revealed here and here, the only currently confirmed Echo and "What-If" skins are as follows:

-Echo Skins-

  • Pip remixpepper small.png Remix Pepper - Accidentally summoned to the Realm by Pip (as revealed (timestamp 53:20) here and here), Pepper is an alternate version of the Vulpin. Pepper later appeared in Yagorath's card Deadly Pursuit, albeit in a different outfit, confirming she is still present in the Realm. It is unknown what role she plays or why she remained in this world. So far, Pepper is the only confirmed Echo or "What-If" skin to be brought into canon.

-"What-If" Skins-

  • Dredge omega small.png Shalin omega small.png Term omega small.png Zhin omega small.png Vivian omega small.png Koga omega small.png Makoa omega small.png Omega Skins - As confirmed here, the Omega skins are a "What-If" version of the characters from a far-flung future version of the Realm.

Potential Echo / "What-If" Skins[edit | edit source]

These skins fit the description of alternate versions of a champion from another reality or a "What-If" scenario, but have not yet been officially confirmed to be Echo / "What-If" skins. They are as follows:

  • Atlas legionnaire small.png Legionnaire Atlas - As revealed here, Legionnare Atlas is an alternate version of Atlas from a better future where the fight against the Darkness was more successful, so there was no reason for this version of Atlas to go back in time.
  • Champion Generic Icon.png Logically most skins.

Possibly Canon[edit | edit source]

These skins have either appeared in official lore related media, or have otherwise been confirmed to be canon, but for one reason or another, are currently questionably canon. They are as follows:

  • Drogoz abyssallord small.png Abyssal Lord Drogoz - The main antagonist of the Rise of Furia event, Abyssal Lord Drogoz has appeared during an in-game cutscene, Raum's card Apocalypse, as well as Soul-Stealer Furia's splash art. In a statement shown here, Abyssal Lord Drogoz the skin was stated to not literally be one of the Abyssal Lords. The exact canonicity of this skin is uncertain, though based on the previous statement, as well as the fact the skin is heavily inspired by the Abyssal creature that appeared in the Rise of Furia lore cinematic, which released as part of the same update, it's possible this skin is merely meant to be a stand-in for the creature from the lore cinematic; this is further supported by two statements. However, all of this is currently unconfirmed.
  • Furia aurora small.png Aurora Furia - This skin was stated to be a powered-up version of Furia (timestamp 1:04:10) here. However, this skin may no longer be considered canon, as can be seen here. As well as due to the fact Furia has reappeared in lore since in her default appearance, being in the larger version of Yagorath's card Out Of Time.
  • Shalin outlaw small.png Outlaw Sha Lin - This skin was stated to be an older version of Sha Lin who's been through a lot more (timestamp 55:35) here. However, similarly to Aurora Furia, this skin may no longer be considered canon, as can be seen here. As well as due to the fact Sha Lin has reappeared in the lore since in his default appearance, being in Yagorath's teaser trailer.
  • Moji dragonborn small.png Dragonborn Moji - This skin was stated to be a more mature version of Moji (timestamp 59:30) here. However, as with the previous two, this skin may no longer be considered canon, as can be seen here. As well as due to the fact Moji has reappeared in the lore since in her default appearance, being in Yagorath's card Deadly Pursuit.
  • Khan overlord small.png Overlord Khan - This skin was stated as depicting a younger version of Khan, one who's wearing an earlier version of his armor, and has his personality cranked up to 11, as shown (timestamp 51:40) here. However, as with the previous three, this skin may no longer be considered canon, as can be seen here.


Conflicting Information[edit | edit source]

  • According to Paladins artist Thunderbrush here, Abyssal Lord Drogoz is an Echo skin. However, due to Abyssal Lord Drogoz seemingly being more tied to canon than an alternate reality, it is difficult to say if this is accurate.
  • Also according to Thunderbrush here, despite the name, Pyre-Lord Magnus is not a Pyre Lord, but instead a servant of the Pyre.
  • Thunderbrush has also stated that Pyre-Lord Magnus is canon to the main story, though whether this means Magnus is currently in the Realm is not confirmed.
    • However, another statement conflicts with this information, saying Magnus isn't part of the main timeline and is not really canon.



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