"Nocturne" is a Latin word derived from "nox, noctis" meaning "night". Nocturne can be loosely translated to "by the night".
In French, a nocturne is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Historically, nocturne is a very old term applied to Night Offices and, since the Mid Ages, to divisions in the canonical hour of Matins.
In French, nocturne is also an adjective to describe living entities who are active at night.
Umbra, the Šablóna:W word for "shadow", is the darkest part of the shadow, where the light source is completely blocked by the occluding body. An observer in the umbra experiences a total eclipse.
Nocturne was the first champion to be previewed on a popular event prior to its release, namely at the Šablóna:W.
He was also given a small sneak peek on the website IGN before release.
Nocturne's ultimate Šablóna:Ai was the name of Šablóna:Ci original passive, which caused enemies nearby to miss their attacks.
Nocturne is the only champion that was featured in two special login screens, one being the 2011 harrowing event, where the login screen was Nocturne in his Haunting skin, and when his legendary skin was released, Eternum Nocturne. (5 dec.)
Frozen Terror Nocturne changes the particles of his Šablóna:Ai and Šablóna:Ai abilities to light blue instead of the original's black.
Haunting Nocturne had its Šablóna:Ai and Šablóna:Ai ability particles changed from the original's black to slime green after a petition on the League of Legends forum by players as seen here.
Eternum Nocturne changes the particles of his Šablóna:Ai, Šablóna:Ai, Šablóna:Ai to a red colour instead of the original's black. Also Šablóna:Ai particle changes to a cleaner, bigger spell shield that resembles more Šablóna:Ai than the classic version of this one.
Haunting Nocturne's art was used for the log in screen during The Harrowing of 2011.
Nocturne's general theme bears some resemblence to the Šablóna:WikiaŠablóna:Wikia and one of the Necron's Star Gods, the Šablóna:Wikia. This is particularly prevalent in his Eternum skin, where he also also draws some similarities to another Star God, the Šablóna:Wikia.
Eternum Nocturne's color pallet and somewhat electronic spell effects resemble the Battlecast skins.
Eternum Nocturne's voice and demeanor are similar to Šablóna:Wikia from the Mass Effect series.