Debunking Myths: Setting the Record Straight on Genshin Impact Lore

Busting the myths and rumors around the Genshin Impact in-game universe! Unearthing the lore behind the game and its characters.

It’s a fascinating journey to dive into the world of Genshin Impact, a game that is packed to the brim with mythos, lore, and character stories. However, with the sheer complexity and depth of the lore, numerous confusions and misconceptions have arisen in the fan community.


  • Many Genshin Impact players have misunderstood the game’s lore and character backstories.
  • Some players believe in incorrect lore that justifies their favourite character pairings.
  • The community has shared various incorrect pieces of lore they have come across.
  • Discussions of such misconceptions are crucial to ensuring better overall understanding of the game’s intricate narrative.

Debunking Misunderstandings

There are fan misconceptions that range from mild, like the belief that Zhongli cannot make money without the Gnosis, to fervently defended headcanons like Orobashi being the electro dragon. The way these misconceptions have pervaded the fan community can indeed be “befuddling” as the original post author, raccoonjudas, has put it.

Wrong Names and Misplaced Character Associations

Another facet of these inaccuracies is malfunctioning name attributions. As user Gwyn_Michaelis professed, the Sumerian Fatuus was never named ‘Barnabas’ in the manga. Also, there’s a repeated mistake of equating the character Cyno with Deshret, wherein as user jinxedandcursed asserts, he was designed after the priest of Deshret.

Myths around Relationships And Battles

Even the relationships between characters aren’t safe from these misconceptions. User xenthusiast highlighted the widely propagated belief that Zhongli and Guizhong had a romantic relationship, which doesn’t align with the actual storyline. Then there’s user leakmydata who cited the unfounded conviction that Xiangling could win a fight against Diluc.

Understanding The Limitations Of Celestia

User 9thdragonkitty responds to the post pointing out the common mistake that players make in believing that ‘Celestia is all powerful and omnipotent.’ And, yes, let’s take a moment to dispel this myth once and for all. Celestia has never been depicted as having such absolute power within Genshin Impact’s game world.

It’s apparent that the world of Genshin Impact is teeming with deep lore and stories waiting to be explored. And while the sea of information can indeed be overwhelming, leading to misconceptions, it’s these discussions and debunkings that enrich every player’s gameplay experience. So, here’s to many more lore excavations and translations in our future encounters in Tyvat!