Mobile Legends is the most popular online multi-player mobile game today. It is entertaining, addicting and actually brilliant. Did you know that most heroes (characters) in this game are inspired by either a real person, a myth or a famous character. This is an ultimate fan guide - Let’s put the action to our feet and go on an ultimate tour to check out where our fave heroes originated. Side Note: More often than not, when a blockbuster movie comes out, MOBA will release a new hero that resembles or is inspired by one of the main characters of that movie. Brilliant! Comment on heroes that you think I should add. ☺️
Hero: Sun, The Monkey King Position: Fighter Ultimate: Sun and his doppelganger launches Instantaneous Move, dealing 100 (+110% Total Physical ATK) pts of Physical Damage This hero is inspired by Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King - a figure who features in a body of legends that can be traced back to the Song dynasty. According to the legend, Sun Wukong is born from a magic stone that sits atop the Mountain of Flowers and Fruit. That mountain is currently known as Mount Huaguo.
Darhan Muminggan, Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China
Hero: Lapu Lapu, The Great Chief Position: Fighter Ultimate: Heavy Sword State - Charges with his heavy blades in the specified direction, dealing 250 (+50% Total Physical ATK) pts Physical Damage This hero is inspired by Lapu Lapu, a ruler of Mactan in the Visayas and is known as the first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist Imperial Spanish colonization. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan, where he and his soldiers defeated Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and delaying the Spanish occupation in PH by over forty years until the expedition of Miguel López de Legazpi. Side Note: This hero is actually a result of an in-app poll that MOBA conducted in the Philippines. Who among our Philippine heroes do we nominate as a Mobile Legend Hero - the other candidates were Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio and more.
Mactan Shrine, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines
Hero: Gatotkaca Position: Tank Ultimate: Jumps and lands on his enemies dealing 110 + 1% of his maximum health as Magical Damage This hero is inspired by Ghatotkacha who is an important character in the Mahabharata, one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. Side note: This hero literally came out after the world wide premier of the movie Wonder Woman, starred by Gal Gadot. Is it me or this hero’s clothing somewhat resembles Wonder Woman’s clothing? 🤔
Hero: Kadita, Ocean Goddess Position: Mage Ultimate: Summons an ocean wave to mark a designated area. After a period of time, the wave surges out of the ground to deal 350 (+140% Total Magic Power) pts of Magic Damage and knocks an enemy into the air for 1.5s This hero is inspired by Nyai Loro Kidul (also spelled Nyi Roro Kidul), an Indonesian goddess of the sea. She is the Queen of the Southern Sea (Indian Ocean) in Javanese and Sundanese mythology. The old manuscript traced her legendary origin to the era of the Sundanese kingdom of Pajajaran, a fortified capital city of Sunda kingdom. This location now corresponds to modern Bogor city in West Java, Indonesia. Side Note: This hero was released by Mobile Legends after the world wide premier of the movie Aquaman. Brilliant!
Bogor, West Java, Indonesia
Hero: Zilong, Son of the Dragon Position: Fighter Ultimate: Charges the target, dealing 260 (+30% Extra Physical Atk) Physical Damage and reducing the target's movement speed by 30% for 1s, also immediately making a basic attack This hero is inspired by Zhao Yun (Zilong), a military general who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period of China.
Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
Hero: Akai, Panda Warrior Position: Tank Ultimate: Fires a shockwave in a designated direction that explodes on contact with enemies or once it reaches maximum range, dealing 350 (+120% Extra Physical Attack) pts of Physical Damage and marking them for 5 seconds This hero is inspired by DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda. The film is set in a version of an ancient China. It’s Panda Village was filmed in Qingcheng Mountain.
Qingcheng Mountain, Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China
Hero: Kaja Position: Support Ultimate: Charges in a specified direction, Dealing 260 (+80% Total Magic Power) Magic Damage to enemies in his path This hero is inspired by Leigong, the God of Thunder, a deity in Chinese folk religion, Chinese mythology and Taoism. In Taoism, Leigong punishes both earthly mortals guilty of secret crimes and evil spirits who have used their knowledge of Taoism to harm human beings. He is depicted as a fearsome creature with claws, bat wings, and a blue face with a bird's beak who wears only a loincloth.
No. 8 Lane 143, Section 3, Minquan Road, West Central District, Tainan City, Taiwan
Hero: Chang’e, Moon Palace Immortal Position: Mage Ultimate: Launches 5 energy balls forward, which deal 120 (+45% Total Magic Power) pts of Magical Damage This hero is inspired by Chang'e, the Chinese goddess of the Moon. She is known to be the origin of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. According to some people, it is recommended to celebrate the festival outdoors especially on a high site to obtain a broad vision. One of the famous site to celebrate the Moon Festival is by the Shichahai Lake which offers a night cruise in Beijing.
Shichahai, Beijing, China
Hero: Badang, Tribal Warrior Position: Fighter Ultimate: Charges his fists and dashes towards a designated direction dealing 230 (+50% Total Physical ATK) pts of Physical Damage to the enemies along the path Badang is a legendary strongman from Singapore. He is associated with several geographical locations and historical artefacts, most notably the Singapore Stone. The Singapore Stone is a fragment of a large slab of rock that sat at the mouth of the Singapore River. It is currently on display at the National Museum of Singapore. One folklore for the slab's origin is that it was lifted and thrown by Badang during one of his feats of strength.
93 Stamford Rd, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897
Hero: Guinevere, Ms. Violet Position: Fighter Ultimate: Releases her super magic, dealing 500 - 900 (+500% Total Magic Power) pts Magic Damage to nearby enemies within 2 seconds. Hero: Lancelot, Perfumed Knight Position: Assassin Ultimate: Performs an executioner's strike in a forward direction, he is invincible throughout the process, dealing 400 (+180% Total Physical ATK) pts of Physical Damage to his enemies In the Arthurian Legend, Guinevere is inspired by the wife and queen of King Arthur and Lancelot is inspired by one of the Knights of the Round Table. He is known to be King Arthur's greatest companion. In the later medieval romances, one of the most prominent story is Queen Guinevere's tragic love affair with Lancelot, indirectly causing the death of Arthur and the downfall of Camelot. In modern times, it is believed that Camelot is now known to be Caerleon, found on the River Usk in South Wales.
River Usk, United Kingdom
Hero: Minsitthar, Courageous Warrior Position: Fighter Ultimate: Awakens the strength of the Golden Shield to obtain 200 (+100% Total Physical Attack) Shield and increases 30% Movement Speed immediately This hero is inspired by King Kyansittha of the Pagan dynasty of Burma (Myanmar) and is considered as one of the greatest Burmese monarchs. He gave sanctuary to Buddhists fleeing India (which had just come under Muslim rule). The king entertained eight Indian monks for three months. Fascinated by the monk's stories of their great cave temple of Ananta in India, the king had the Ananda Temple made as imitation.
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
Hero: Bane, Lord of the Seven Seas Position: Fighter Ultimate: Takes a sip of rum, immediately restoring 260 (+200% Magic Power) HP and increasing movement speed by 30%. Bane then spits the venom forward in a fan-shaped area for the following 5S, dealing 100 - 225 (+120% - 270% Total Physical ATK) Magic Damage Bane is inspired by Pirates of the Carribean's Davy Jones. He is the captain of a ghost ship - the Flying Dutchman. If you wanna see him in action, visit Shanghai Disneyland. There is a live pirates' show wherein the character of Davy Jones is a part of it.
China, Shanghai Shi, Pudong Xinqu, 川沙新镇, Huangzhao Rd, No. 310
Hero: Aurora, Queen of the North Position: Mage Ultimate: Summons a giant icy rock to bombard a designated target location, all enemy heroes hit will be slowed down and receive 900 (+180% Total Magic Damage) pts of Magic Damage Aurora is inspired by the infamous Queen Elsa of Arendelle from who Walt Disney's Frozen. The name "Arendelle" is based on the Norwegian town of Arendal, located southwest of the Norwegian capital, Oslo.
Hero: Ruby Position: Fighter Ultimate: Uses the scythe to attack in a wide range, dealing 205 (+180% Total Physical ATK) pts of Physical Damage to enemies, pulling them to her position and stunning them for 0.5s. Ruby is inspired by the infamous Little Red Riding Hood", a fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. The most iconic scene from the story is included in the fairytale forest in the Dutch theme park 'Efteling'. The big bad wolf, dressed as a grandmother and is lying on the bed luring Little Red Riding Hood into the house.
5171 SL Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands
Hero: Rafaela, Wings of Holiness Position: Support Ultimate: Uses Holy Light to punish enemies before her, dealing 460 (+120% Total Magic Power) pts of Magic Damage and stunning targets for 1.5s This hero is inspired by Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. If you are a certified diver, you will definitely want to check this out! Last 1996, an archaeologist conducted a search for the lost kingdom of Cleopatra. They found relics of the lost kingdom beneath the wide bay surrounding the island of Antirhodos. Archeologists uncovered the remains of a marble-floored 3rd century BC palace, believed to have been Cleopatra's royal quarters, a life-size granite statue representing a shaven-headed Egyptian priest of the goddess Isis, and many more.
Alexandria Port, Egypt
Hero: Chou, Kung Fu Boy Position: Fighter Ultimate: Casts a roundhouse kick to knock back the target and deal 320 (+110% Total Physical ATK) pts of Physical Damage. Uses the skill again to chase up the in-the-air enemy and deal at least 320 (+110% Total Physical ATK) pts of Physical Damage. Chou is inspired by non other than The infamous Bruce Lee. He was the founder of the hybrid martial arts Jeet Kune Do. Lee was born in the Chinatown area of San Francisco, California.
Chinatown, San Francisco, CA, USA
Hero: Bruno, The Protector Position: Marksman Ultimate: Kicks an energy ball at a specified hero, dealing 250 (+95% Total Physical ATK) pts of Physical Damage, knocks the target back and lowers 3 pts of enemy's armor. Afterwards the energy ball will ricochet among enemy heroes. Armor reducing effect lasts 8s, stacking up to 3 times. This hero is inspired by the famous football star, Lucimar Ferreira da Silva, commonly known as Lúcio. He is regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation. Lucio started playing football for his hometown club in Planaltina, Brazil.
Planaltina, Federal District, Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
Hero: Esmeralda, Astrologer Position: Mage Ultimate: Coheres the power of astrospace into Stardust and Frostmoon dealing Physical Damage and Magical Damage. This hero is inspired by no other than Esmeralda from the novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (or Notre Dame de Paris).
3 Parvis Notre Dame, 60400 Noyon, France