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The word "Shen" literally means "God" in Chinese. The word "慎" (meaning caution), with same pronouciation, is used on Chinese clients.
Shen is currently the only Ninja to not have his face revealed in a skin. Kennen's Karate & M.D. skins and Akali's Soccer, Nurse, & Blood Moon skins, respectively, reveal their faces.
Shen was designed by Guinsoo. Appropriately enough, Shen chants "Guinsoo" when using  . Stand United
 Shen is voiced by Keith Silverstein.
 Shen was one of the champions chosen for the Ionian pool available during the Ionia vs. Noxus match. However, he was the ban choice by Noxus.
Shen carries dual . This could be a reference to Leonardo from Ninjatō who wields dual ninjaken. Both are leaders of their teams and share the color blue.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shen has a strong resemblance to Joe Musashi, the ninja from the Sega game series Shinobi. The two ninjas also share the same walk animation and dash.
Shen's Vorpal Blade ability is a reference to Lewis Carroll's poem, Jabberwocky.
Shen's dance bears a resemblance to the martial art commonly known as .
"If light travels so fast, how come it's never caught a ninja?" is a direct reference to the web series.
Ask A Ninja You're already dead, you just haven't caught up yet. is a reference to from the Kenshiro Fist of the North Star ( Hokuto no Ken in original Japanese) franchise.
Shen shares a quote with : Zed "Without a sound."
resembles Yellow Jacket Shen and Scorpion resembles Frozen Shen from the Sub-Zero franchise. He is also currently the only champion to have multiple skins that, with no speculation required, reference the same origin.
Mortal Kombat skin is a posible reference to Surgeon Shen The Adventures of Dr. McNinja which protagonist is a ninja who decided to be a doctor.
In the skin, he wears a Blood Moon Shen to cover his face, making him the "dark spirit" mentioned Hannya Mask here.
and Blood Moon Shen share a Blood Moon skin theme. The masks they are wearing are the ones used in the Japanese Blood Moon Akali
Shen is a member of the Kinkou Order along with and Akali . The three shadow warriors work together in order to preserve the balance in Kennen Valoran.
Shen was the rival of a former disciple of the Zed Kinkou Order, who was banished after he used forbidden techniques to defeat Shen. Zed later returned and killed Shen's father.
Shen and his fellow ninjas are at war with Zed and his Order of Shadows
Zileas on Guinsoo's designs
Shen's voice ↑