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Archon Trio is the poly ship between Venti, Zhongli, and Raiden Ei from the Genshin Impact fandom.

Canon

The three have known each other for centuries or decades, both Venti and Zhongli are one of the Original Sevens that are alive. However, Ei was just a kagemusha of her sister, who was the Original Electro Archon. And of course, they're the archons for their respective nation. All has preside of their respective elements, and have gnosis that allows them to resonate with Celestia. They all consists some kind of Divine Ideal, for Venti, freedom. Zhongli, contracts. And for Ei, eternity. And they all have the ability change their forms.

They all are seemingly still in good terms, as their voiceline shows. Both, Zhongli and Ei comments and complains about Venti's and his hobby to drinking wine. While Venti on the other hand, teases the both of them in his voiceline about the two. But despite that, they all still hold respect for each one and another.

The trio seemingly has a pattern connecting, they all have some kind of running gags, they all lost someone who they truly cared about. Venti lost his friend, the nameless bard. Zhongli lost his friend Guizhong, and then Ei lost her sister, Raiden Makoto. Their Archon names are associated with The Lesser Key of Solomon, though Ei's Archon name is somewhat at least associated with it. Since her Archon name has at least, a connection to Makoto's Archon Name, Baal. In The Lesser Key of Solomon.

As said, they all have some kind of running gags, such as no mora as an example. Venti has spend all of his mora on his drinks, Zhongli always forgets his mora despite being the one who invented it and even works at Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. And Ei having no need for mora as she can simply ask the Tri-Commission to bring it to her. They all no longer possesses a gnosis because of the Fatui, Venti's gnosis being took by Signora. Zhongli giving his gnosis to Signora as a contract. And Ei not needing her gnosis whom she gave to Yae and later on was traded to Scaramouche as an exchange for the Traveler's life.

In terms of gameplay-wise, when casting an elemental skill or burst, at the end of their hair, they glow up as they cast down their elemental skill or burst. They're also considered to be supports when looking at their preview of gameplay, and can somewhat work in team, it depends though.

Quotes

“Tsk... It reeks of wine. That bard has just been through here, hasn't he? That drunkard is a disgrace to the arts. Oh... Has he tricked you into getting drunk? You're slurring a little. Wait a moment, I'll brew a pot of sobering tea. It'll be ready in only six hours, so just wait a moment.”
— Zhongli's Voiceline about Venti
“That's the name the Anemo Archon takes these days, is it? Truth be told, from the very first moment I met him, I could somehow sense that we were not going to get along. Also, he sure can drink a lot.”
— Ei's Voiceline about Venti
“Have you seen that gentleman around? Huh? He's just a normal man by the name of Zhongli now? That must be quite the change for that old block-head. Come with me to see him, will you? I have a vintage I dug up from Windrise that I can take as a condolence gift. Oh, ahh... did he still seem strong when you saw him? How strong? Am I likely to get blown away?”
— Venti's Voiceline about Zhongli
“I had an opportunity to feast with him once, back when I was just a kagemusha attending a gathering of the gods. So he's made his choice. Be that as it may, I don't believe his story is anywhere near finished yet.”
— Ei's Voiceline about Zhongli
“So, I hear you defeated the mighty Raiden Shogun? Ah, I recall the days when she was a kagemusha, seeking to perfect her martial prowess. Hehe, she now no doubt employs a wide range of reasoning to get you to train with her. Oh but yes, come close and I shall let you in on her weakness — desserts!”
— Venti's Voiceline about Ei
“Time tempers all volition. Yet she would give up everyone for her beliefs. Perhaps it is for this very reason that she has come to where she stands today... Should the chance come by me, I too would like to learn of the Eternity for which she so earnestly endeavors.”
— Zhongli's Voiceline about Ei

Fanon

The Archon Trio is a popular ship within the Genshin Impact fandom. It's much more preferred for the Archon Trio as a friendship or having the dynamic of siblings or as a familyship. They also have their own respective ship, XiaoVen, ChiLi and EiMiko. Along with these ships, Archon Trio is also rivaled by Venther, Zhongguang and EiMiko. The ship is more popular in fan art and not in fan fiction.

They're always portraited as a drunkard (for Venti), a homeless person (for Zhongli), and a hikikomori (for Ei) by the Genshin Impact fandom. All in all, they have a couple of running gags ( or funny quirks) which were the reasons for it.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Ei & Venti & Zhongli tag on AO3

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Variations

EiVen refers to the ship between Venti and Ei
ZhongEi refers to the ship between Zhongli and Ei
ZhongVen refers to the ship between Zhongli and Venti

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