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This is part of the [[Characters/LeagueOfLegends character sheet]] for the game ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''. Check back often, as new champions are added regularly. This page contains all champions beginning with the letters '''P''' through '''S'''.

[[center: [- [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsOne A -- F]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsTwo G -- K]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsThree L -- O]] | '''P -- S''' | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsFive T -- Z]] -] ]]
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[[folder:Pantheon, the Artisan of War]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pantheon_Square_0_1467.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/8b/Pantheon_Select.ogg They are privileged to die at my feet!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/GavinHammon

->''"I was hoping they had more reinforcements."''
-->-- '''Pantheon''', standing amidst the pieces of a brutalized Noxian battalion.

A member of the Rakkor Tribe, Pantheon was one of the many members who are trained constantly in the Art of War, preferring to fight when their enemies outnumber them at least ten to one. Scoffing at the so-called peace maintained through the League and armed with his Rune Spear, Pantheon entered the League to show the others a thing or two about war and to finally meet [[WorthyOpponent his equal]].

Pantheon is a fighter-assassin champion armed with a spear and shield that he uses to assault and stab enemies, and is mostly known for his ability to leap around the map. His passive, ''Aegis Protection'', stacks every time he attacks a target or casts an ability, completely blocking the next big damaging attack he receives when it reaches four stacks, including turret shots. His first ability, ''Spear Shot'', throws his spear at a nearby enemy, damaging them. With his second ability, ''Aegis of Zeona'', Pantheon leaps to a nearby enemy and bashes them with his shield, damaging and stunning them, and also immediately activating his ''Aegis Protection''. His third ability, ''Heartseeker Strike'', passively makes Pantheon's basic attacks and ''Spear Shot'' deal bonus damage against targets that are very low on health, and can be activated to launch a flurry of spear stabs, damaging all enemies in a cone in front of him. His ultimate ability, ''Grand Skyfall'', makes Pantheon channel for a brief duration, after which he vaults himself high into the air and, after a brief delay, crashes down at a target location in a humongous range, damaging and slowing all enemies in a large area around his landing point.

Pantheon's alternate skins include Myrmidon Pantheon, Ruthless Pantheon, Perseus Pantheon, Full Metal Pantheon, Glaive Warrior Pantheon, and Dragonslayer Pantheon.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AlwaysAccurateAttack: There are other abilities that are guaranteed to hit the target aimed at, but they tend to be magical in nature while Pantheon does this with a ''[[ImprobableAimingSkills spear toss]]''.
* AttackAttackAttack: Like all of the Rakkor champions, Pantheon's kit comes with a very effective way to get ''to'' an enemy, but no way to get ''away'' from them.
** Slightly Subverted, as Grand Skyfall can be used to escape a sticky situation as well as launch yourself at an enemy.
* BladeOnAStick: One with a magically imbued tip, specifically.
* BloodKnight: Natch.
* CaptainErsatz: [[ThreeHundred FOR SPARTA!]]
* TheCavalry: ''Grand Skyfall'' can be used like this, although in a lesser fashion than some like Shen's ''Stand United'' due to not being a Global. An enemy is chasing an ally and is surely catching up to him. And suddenly, there's this huge circle appearing and the enemy will now have a choice: Retreat or pursuit anyway, and then get stomped with a Spartan of death ForMassiveDamage, and then said Spartan of Death proceeds to close the gap, stun, peel down the enemy HP and possibly kill him, and the chased ally may just turn around and join in the fun, killing the enemy.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Leona.
* CriticalHit: If a target is at 15% of their total health or less, Pantheon's basic attacks are guaranteed to CriticalHit against them.
* CrutchCharacter: Like many AD casters, Pantheon is absolutely terrifying, having one of the strongest level twos in the game (doubly so if he's jungling, as he can appear out of nowhere with a targeted stun to ruin your day). And like many AD casters, the lackluster scaling on abilities compared to AP leaves him weak later on in the game.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: The Perseus Pantheon skin. According to his League judgement, Pantheon fought his brother Perseus to the death for the right to join the League, and the rune weapon that Perseus used was a trident.
* DeathFromAbove: His ultimate also doubles as a free teleport.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His Heartseeker Strike active ability is [[NonindicativeName much less precise than the name implies]] and mostly consists of a bunch of strikes made very quickly over an area. On the other hand, it's Heartseeker Strike's ''passive'' effect that causes Pantheon's normal attacks to automatically critical on any enemy with low HP, so it ''sort'' of fits.
* DifficultButAwesome: Pantheon has a bit of a bad reputation amongst the fanbase because a lot of people assume his ult is like Twisted Fate's. If you use it to jump into a fight or to gank someone, most of the time it doesn't work due to the fact they get a pretty obvious warning.
** When used right, a good Pantheon can appear quickly and unexpectedly wherever needed and create gank oppurtunities for his teammates. As noted above, it's essentially a free teleport for when you need to get back into the lane quickly.
* DynamicEntry: Few champions can top leaping halfway across the map then explosively landing spear-first into the fray as an entrance.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Minor case. As a warrior of Rakkor, Pantheon pretty much relies with just your normal fighting skills rather than fancy magic... except that his spear is imbued with magic so it explains how it always heads straight to the enemy. But aside of that one, Pantheon's prowess is purely from normal fighting skills (including that super high jump from Grand Skyfall).
* TheFaceless: His face is always shadowed by his helmet. The only instance of his face being visible is in some of the Chinese artwork, and even then it's still an example of FaceFramedInShadow.
* FinishingMove: His Heartseeker Strike passive makes his autoattack critically hit against opponents at 15% health or less and causes his Spear Shot to do extra damage [[note]]Despite the ability's wording, Spear Shot does not truly critically strike and does not benefit from critical strike damage.[[/note]]
* GlassCannon: With his passive, he's a bit tougher than your average glass cannon, but Pantheon needs to win his fights fast.
** LightningBruiser: Oh yes, in addition to his to his passive, he's can be a bit tanky AND deal lots of damage at the same time. In fact, he can still be a powerful threat by just building 1-2 defensive items.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The only part of his face that can be seen. They look orange in his artwork, but appear [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] in-game.
* GuideDangIt: The big red circle that indicates Grand Skyfall's landing zone not only marks the damage radius, it also designates where he can land. Yes, you can land somewhere other than the center of it. It's not noted anywhere and the number of players that don't know this is quite astounding.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: If Pantheon throws his spear, it is GOING to hit you. ''He does not miss.'' That said, the weapon itself is imbued with magic of some kind, which explains how he gets the spear back after throwing it.
* InASingleBound: Grand Skyfall has him reach absurd distances with a single super jump.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Dragonslayer Pantheon. He even grows dragon wings during his ultimate!
* ItsRainingMen: If at any point you notice a big red circle where you're standing, ''get out of it'' before the angry Spartan comes crashing down from the sky and lands on you.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His passive fully blocks any attack that does more than 40 damage, including tower shots.
* PlayingWithFire: Dragonslayer Pantheon
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Boy howdy.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/8b/Pantheon_Select.ogg "They are ''privileged'' to die at my feet]].'' '' [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/db/Pantheon.attack3.ogg They ''disgrace'' the art of War!"]]''
* RatedMForManly: If the fact he's basically a Spartan is not obvious enough, his spear throws ''always'' hit, and his ultimate is ''jumping into the air to drop down halfway across the map''. Before it was {{Nerf}}ed, he could drop onto ''any spot of the map''.
** Fans nickname him "Mantheon" and his ult a "Mandrop".
* RealMenWearPink:
** His first joke:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/9b/Pantheon.joke1.ogg "MY PROFESSION?! You know, now that I think of it, I've always wanted to be a baker."]]''
** In case your response to this was something along the lines of "Oh, it's just a joke" his second joke command verifies it.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/1/10/Pantheon.joke2.ogg "Yes, a baker."]]''
* ScaryBlackMan: His Myrmidon skin.
* SculptedPhysique: Just like the real ancient Spartans and Greeks, Pantheon's breastplate is shaped like a muscular man's torso.
* ShieldBash: How he stuns targets when he jumps to them.
* ShockwaveStomp: No, moving slightly away from his ultimate target of impact won't save you. Do yourself a favor and clear the area fully.
* TheSpartanWay: Played with, he hails from an obvious fictional counterpart of Sparta that selects its warriors through a ritualized fight to the death, but it's half because of this trope and half because their food stores are constantly strained.
* SupremeChef: {{Fanon}} paints him as being an exquisite baker based on his joke. The image of a tough, manly Spartan {{Expy}} in an apron and chef hat is quite amusing.
* TapOnTheHead: A side-effect of his ShieldBash ability.
* UnderwearOfPower: In the aforementioned Ruthless Pantheon skin.
* UndyingLoyalty: As the Rakkor's Paragon, he's very loyal to the tradition. Leona's Judgment reveal that when Leona was about to be executed, Pantheon would not let their childhood friendship get in the way of the way of the Rakkor and could have obeyed the order from the elder to join in executing her until the Solari intervened.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: In-universe example. Pantheon is sent to participate to League of Legends because the new League system abolished war and makes people forget about the Rakkors, those who show their existence through wars. He's in the League to ensure his tribe and ways do not get buried and forgotten through the passage of time.
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[[folder: Pentakill]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pentakillicon_2006.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:116:We are known as Pentakill, and we shall rock as no other.]]

Pentakill is an in-universe rock band comprised of 5 League champions - Karthus, the lead singer, Mordekaiser, the lead guitarist, Sona, the keyboardist/rhythm guitarist, Yorick, the bassist, and Olaf, the drummer.

Started in the underground music scene of Zaun by Mordekaiser and Sona, they emerged in the genre "Techma-Tune" among other bands as Yordle Mothership and Tainted Nexus, Mordekaiser and Sona found massive success for their otherwise small band. While Mordekaiser said he was drawn to the disease and sickness in Zaun's underground scene, Sona's reasons are unknown (Perhaps for obvious reasons). When an interviewer asked if they would grow, Mordekaiser said the band was indeed recruiting. Later, it was discovered they recruited Karthus, Yorick, and Olaf into their band and they released a record called Death Rides a Pale Boar. Despite Karthus' drinking problem, they became the most popular rock band in Valoran's history.

On May 27th, Riot Games previewed a special event, "Pentakill Rises." This event was accompanied by the song "Lightbringer" and the knowledge that, on June 3rd, a whole 8 song album called "Smite and Ignite" would be released for the players to enjoy. This is along with Karthus' visual update, and small updates to Pentakill Mordekaiser and Sona's models.

See the character's individual trope folders for tropes related to them. This entry is for tropes related to the Pentakill band and their songs.

'''Associated Tropes'''

* AllGuitarsAreStratocasters: Subverted - In fact, Mordekaiser's guitar is more weapon than instrument. All of Pentakill's songs must only be in one tuning. Yorick's bass somewhat plays the trope straight, without knobs.
* [[BlindMusician Mute Musician]]: Sona is still mute.
* DumbAndDrummer: Olaf isn't exactly dumb, but he's probably the most simple minded member of the band.
* IAmTheBand: Karthus, when drunk and angry, certainly thinks so.
--> '''Karthus''': I can't believe you $#*ing guys are going make me quit drinking. I mean, what would I do without booze, huh? You can't really expect me to do this sober!
--> '''Mordekaiser''': Karthus, you really have to see how you've contributed here. It isn't our fault you can't hold your liquor – you haven't got a stomach. Besides, you were going strong until you took those six hits off Sona's [[DoubleEntendre Oracle's Elixir]]. I could understand if you were the support, but that's just irresponsible. Tell him, Sona.
--> '''Sona''': …
--> '''Karthus''': Hey [[PrecisionFStrike @#$& you]], you ^$*ing #$*@s! I !$#^ing carry this %&^*ing band! Who the *&%$ing @!#$ do you &%#$s think you are making me get clean? @#%^ing %^&# this $%#@, I'm going to @%^$ing kill whoever you @#^$ing hire and then drink vast quantities of mead. @#%#!
--> '''Olaf''': Well, I don't think anybody's going to top that. Um… our new record, Death Rides a Pale Boar is in stores now. And don't steal it because, you know… we'll kill you.
* MetalHead: No pun intended for Mordekaiser, but he and Karthus both headbang in their dance emotes. All of the skins invoke this in some way.
* InstrumentOfMurder: All of the Pentakill skins use their instruments as weapons.
* MeaningfulName: All of the song names in "Smite and Ignite" are named after League of Legends items. And Smite and Ignite are both summoner spells.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Yorick is the only band member not in an interview so far. He's also most likely the least played champion in the band by the players.
* ThePowerOfRock
* RhymingWithItself: The song "Lightbringer" rhymes 'hope' with itself in the second verse.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Orb of Winter", which sounds like Sona composed and performed the whole thing.
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[[folder:Poppy, the Iron Ambassador]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PoppySquare_6770.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f6/Poppy_Select.ogg Valoran will know harmony.]]-] ]]

->

->''"Poppy may be small, but Whomper -- or her will -- is not."''

A Yordle who used to work at her father's smithy. Her father was killed by Noxian assassins while transporting a helmet commissioned by a general of Demacia, but Poppy took it upon herself to finish her father's delivery. The general was so impressed with her iron-willed determination he sent a recommendation back to Bandle City, who instituted her as ambassador of the Yordles to Demacia. With her father's hammer Whomper, she joined the League to crush Noxus.

Poppy is a fighter-assassin champion whose abilities are geared largely towards going after and quickly taking out a single opponent of the enemy team, making her a very bulky assasin. Her passive, ''Valiant Fighter'', halves any damage that exceeds 10% of her current health, giving her great resistance to bursts of damage and making her deceptively tanky when she gets low on health. Her first ability, ''Devastating Blow'', makes her next basic attack deal bonus damage equal to a percentage of the target's maximum health. Her second ability, ''Paragon of Demacia'', passively increases her armor and attack damage everytime she receives or deals damage stacking up to five times, and can be activated to give her maximum stacks and grant her a movement speed bonus for a brief duration. With her third ability, ''Heroic Charge'', Poppy tackles a nearby enemy, damaging then and pushing the target back with her. If they collide with terrain, the target is stunned and is damaged again. Her ultimate ability, ''Diplomatic Immunity'', makes Poppy focus on a nearby enemy champion so intensly that, for a brief duration, she becomes completely immune to damage and crowd control effects from other enemies, and also deals bonus damage against that target.

Poppy's alternate skins include Blacksmith Poppy, Noxian Poppy, Lollipoppy, Ragdoll Poppy, Battle Regalia Poppy, and Scarlet Hammer Poppy.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* ActionGirl: Charges straight into the vanguard and starts bashing faces in. She's notable for being the only Yordle classified as a pure fighter (Rumble is a fighter-hybrid mix) and she's female, no less.
* {{Ambadassador}}
-->''"[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/6/64/Poppy.attack4.ogg Let me demonstrate 'hammer diplomacy'!"]]''
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: [[http://media.curse.com/CommunityServer.Components.SiteFiles/127284/News/Poppy.jpg This is your Poppy.]] [[http://image.uuu9.com/pcgame/lol//UploadFiles//201008/201008111416053064.jpg This is your Poppy on Chinese art.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Even by melee carry standards, a fed Poppy is one of the scariest possible things late-game, being able to 1v5 reliably and fairly easily. However, she has a good risk of getting shut down before then and becoming rather useless if the enemy team is aware of this possibility. There is basically no middle-ground between being dead weight and single-handedly carrying because of how binary she tends to be.
* BadassAdorable[=/=]CuteBruiser: She's a Yordle warrior, of course she is (though less so than Tristana or Lulu).
* DropTheHammer: She calls it Whomper for good reason.
* FoeTossingCharge: Her 'Heroic Charge' ability will knock back even champions twice her size.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Her Scarlet Hammer skin is actually quite menacing, largely due to these.
* GoodIsBoring: Poppy doesn't have a joke. Or rather, she ''does'' have a joke command -- her [[NoSenseOfHumour commenting that she doesn't know any jokes]].
* ICallItVera: "Whomper"
* ICanStillFight: Her passive works best when she has low health, practically halving all damage she receives when below a certain threshold.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Poppy's role is essentially to use her ult to brutally beat to death one member (usually the most deadly) of the enemy team very quickly and efficiently, however, she ''might'' not survive the getaway after the enemy is dead. Or you could target the least threatening person on their team, ignore him/her completely and make to smash in the enemy carry with invulnerability.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Battle Regalia Poppy pulls off the look.
* LightningBruiser: Her Paragon of Demacia skill makes her pretty darn speedy.
* MagikarpPower: Has a bad early game due to her atrocious farming, but becomes an unstoppable force of destruction capable of winning an entire game on her own once she gets her core items. A common joke is that Poppy doesn't farm minions, she farms champions. Changes to the meta over time have made Poppy's early game issues less significant. She is a passable jungler and a strong solo top vs most AD top lane champions. Farming has become a lot less about how many creeps you can sweep up in a few moves, and more about beating your opponent to death in the lane, therefore preventing him from getting farm while you take the creep waves free and clear. Poppy is, if anything, ''really'' good at fighting, even in the early game.
* MyGreatestFailure: Riot themselves have admitted that she's, together with Sion, one of their worst designed champions gameplay-wise, mainly because of her incredibly powerful ultimate and how non-flexible she is (she either dominates the game, or is useless). She has a really bad early game, which makes her un-fun during that time period, but if she actually gets fed she can trainwreck an entire team by herself at late game. She has no hard counters, since her ult basically makes her invincible for 8 seconds, more than enough time to kill or heavily damage the whole team if she targets a non-threatening opponent with it. Since she's hard to play, she isn't seen much in high-level games, but Riot has admitted that if she did, they would need to heavily nerf her.
* NoSenseOfHumour:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/86/Poppy.joke.ogg "Jokes? I don't know any jokes."]]''
* NoSell: Diplomatic Immunity doesn't just negate damage, but all forms of debuff and crowd control from anyone but her target
* OneManArmy: A Poppy focusing on attack damage or a mixture of attack and ability damage can easily butcher the entire enemy team single-handedly and essentially eliminate even the basic concept of a teamfight come endgame. And, unlike other melee carries, she's FAR harder to shut down once she reaches that state.
** For reference, Poppy can stomp ''Jax,'' generally considered the king of one-on-one once he has the items he needs.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: It doesn't matter how big a champ is, she can shove them with her charge
* TakeUpMySword: Well, hammer anyway.
* TechnicalPacifist: She wants peace, and makes some references to diplomacy. [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption Of course, there is none in the game]].
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Literally. She's an ambassador but on the Fields of Justice the only diplomacy to be found is the weapon or spell in your hand.
* YouKilledMyFather: Noxian spies killed her father, and so she joined their rival, Demacia, to fight against them.
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[[folder:Quinn and Valor, Demacia's Wings]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Quinn_Square_1743.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/e4/Quinn_Select.ogg Justice takes wing.]]-] ]]

->''"Most soldiers only rely on their weapons. Few truly rely on each other."''

Quinn spent the days of her youth going on adventures with her brother in the Demacian countryside, dreaming of becoming a true knight of the crown, a nearly impossible feat considering her commoner lineage. One such adventure ended in tragedy, however, as Quinn's brother was killed in an accident. One year later, when Quinn returned to the site to grieve for her brother, she found a wounded Demacian eagle, a rare and beautiful bird. As she nursed the eagle back to health, Quinn saw the same quality in it that she saw in her brother, naming the bird Valor. The two became an amazing team, quickly rising to distinction in the Demacian military. As their accomplishments grew, Quinn's long-abandoned dream of knighthood became a reality as she now fights to defend her homeland. Thanks to Jarvan and Garen's recommendation, Quinn and Valor have ended up in the League to serve as part of Demacia's new approach to combat with crossbow and bird in tow.

Quinn is a marksman-fighter champion who uses her eagle companion Valor to track and focus her targets, and can trade places with him to chase down and execute opponents. With her passive, ''Harrier'', Valor periodically swoops down on a nearby enemy marking them as ''Vulnerable'' and causing Quinn's next basic attack against them to deal bonus damage. Her first ability, ''Blinding Assault'', sends Valor flying forward until he collides with an enemy unit, slashing all nearby foes and also blinding them for a brief duration. Her second ability, ''Heightened Senses'', passively increases Quinn's attack and movement speed for a brief duration when she attacks a ''Vulnerable'' target, and can be activated to make Valor reveal all enemies in a large area around her. With her third ability, ''Vault'', Quinn dashes at a nearby enemy and then jumps back a short distance, damaging, slowing and marking them as ''Vulnerable''. Her ultimate ability, ''Tag Team'', replaces Quinn with Valor for a duration, changing into a melee champion. Valor has greatly increased movement speed (less so when in combat), and his abilities are a variation of Quinn's: ''Harrier'' is disabled, ''Blinding Assault'' slashes and blinds all nearby enemies, ''Heightened Senses'' grants him the attack speed bonus passively and ''Vault'' doesn't make him jump backwards. Additionally, at the end of the duration or when the ability is reactivated Quinn returns to the battlefield, performing a ''Skystrike'' as she does that blankets the area around her with arrows, damaging all surrounding foes based on their missing health.

Quinn's alternate skins include Phoenix Quinn and Woad Scout Quinn, turning Valor into a Phoenix and a white owl, respectively.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AffirmativeActionGirl: Of sorts; it's generally believed that she was given the name 'Quinn' just because the community had been complaining that Q was the only letter of the alphabet not yet represented by a champion. The name 'Quinn' had already been suggested several times by members of the community to address this oversight before she was finally revealed.
--> '''[[WordOfGod RiotRuaan:]]''' ''"We chose the name because it fit her. We wanted something short, pointed, and intelligent-sounding, and Quinn really fit the bill. It's also an androgynous name, we didn't want something overly-feminine. The fact that it starts with "Q" and finishes up our alphabet is a cool side bonus, though."''
* AnimalEyeSpy: One of her abilities, using Valor to reveal the surrounding area, implies this.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/80/Quinn.move02.ogg "A bird's eye view is the best advantage."]]''
* AssistCharacter: Valor, to Quinn. Considering the League of Legends staff loves to apply fighting game style mechanics in their game, this is probably intentional.
* AutomaticCrossbows: Her WeaponOfChoice is a custom make which Jarvan IV commissioned personally while Quinn herself heavily influenced the design.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Best shown in her journal-teaser: King Jarvan the Third's order to capture Talon for the murder of four Demacians, as well as attempting to strike at The King himself, was scribbled with notes pointing out the flaws in logic and why Talon likely wasn't behind said murders.
* BadassCape: Has a distinctive feathery/wing look to it.
* BadassNormal: Unlike other marksmen with magic or hextect augmented weapons, all she has is a custom-made crossbow, highly competent ranger skills, and a Badass eagle helping her out.
* BareYourMidriff: As Woad Scout Quinn.
* TheBeastmaster: Eagle? check. Uses it in combat? Check.
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Valor, her eagle companion.
* BlingOfWar: Quinn was promoted into the ranks of the elite in Demacia, and as such got herself the standard fare of royal blue and golden yellow armor. Even so, the colors are more subdued than Jarvan's or Garen's.
* BoringButPractical: Heightened Senses reveals enemies in a decent-sized radius and gives Quinn some Attack Speed and Movement Speed when she attacks a target marked by Valor. The vision part isn't very impressive, but very useful to avoid having to facecheck brushes or spotting incoming ambushes. It's slightly less boring when Quinn switches to Valor since he passively gets high Attack Speed from the ability, not to mention revealing enemies is even more useful when he has the mobility and power to hunt down targets he spots.
** Similarly, some players find her ultimate very difficult to pull off in most team-fighting situations with the loss of range of being Valor combined with simultaneously low durability... so those players instead use her ultimate to split-push and break turrets without any enemy champions around with it instead.
* BottomlessMagazines: SubvertedTrope compared to the rest of game's projectile-shooting champions with one of her attack animations following up with her racking her crossbow's firing mechanism back to mimic reloading when it's usually just an AutomaticCrossbow. Of course, she's never actually run out of bolts...
* BringNewsBack: When she journeyed into the Freljord to see what the political situation was, she gave her notes to Valor to take back to Demacia when it looked like the Ice Witch would kill her. Subverted, since she lived to deliver her message in person, and Valor refused to leave her.
* CombatPragmatist: Has hints of this. At the very least, she has no problem commanding Valor to [[GoForTheEye Go For The Eyes]].
--> '''Quinn:''' ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/6/6f/Quinn.Q2.ogg Gouge 'em, Valor!]]''
* CoolHelmet: Goes well with aforementioned BadassCape.
* DareToBeBadass: Her promotional materials and her in-game lines includes this: "Demacia needs heroes."
* DeathByOriginStory: Her twin brother.
* DifficultButAwesome: Easily considered to be one of the hardest AD carries to use properly because her relatively short autoattack range and her ultimate basically making her a melee AD carry assassin. Under skillful hands, however, Quinn can rival Sivir and even Vayne in terms of mobility, killing, and chasing potential and is probably above other marksmen in pure turret-smashing with her ultimate.
* DudeNotFunny: [[invoked]]Her response to Valor's jokes is an exasperated outburst clearly along the lines of this trope, except when Garen is the subject... at which point she'll agree with Valor.
* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Eagle]]: Valor [[LickedByTheDog likes]] [[TheHighQueen Ashe]], which is rare; on the other hand, he doesn't like [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Lissandra]] that much, and Quinn notes how similar she is to [[AristocratsAreEvil Demacia nobility]].
* ExposedToTheElements: Woad Scout Quinn is supposed to be a cold weather fighter? Riiiiiiiiiiight.
* {{Expy}}: The red hair, golden armor, green eyes and a Phoenix Valor all alludes to Quinn's phoenix skin looking like a [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Blood Elf]] -- all she's missing is the pointy ears, and with her headgear being what it is, that's almost there too.
* EyeScream: One of her abilities has her send Valor to gouge the enemy's eyes to momentarily blind them. [[CombatPragmatist Handy for harassing other marksmen while preventing them from shooting back at her]].
* FragileSpeedster: She has less range and easily utilized damage than other marksmen, but her movement speed boosts and Vault ability let her run circles around those who don't outrange her.
* GlassCannon: Marksman? Check. [[RunningGag Not named Graves]]? Double check.
** LightningBruiser: Quinn is often used as a solo-laner as well, where she builds a more well-rounded set of items. This lets her take quite a few more hits than your average ADC, while losing none of her mobility, all of which is inherent in her kit. The tradeoff is less damage, but Quinn's kit is ideal for keeping her spaced properly from her targets [[{{CherryTapping}} until she hits them enough.]]
* [[GoForTheEye Go For The Eyes]]: Valor can be commanded to do just this, temporarily blinding foes in a small area once he reaches a target. Quinn will even say the trope's name ad verbatim when commanding Valor.
--> '''Quinn:''' ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/a6/Quinn.Q1.ogg Go for the eyes!]]''
* HopeSpot: So you got away from Quinn and her team, only to hear "Valor to me!"- [[OhCrap now an angry Demacian eagle is in hot pursuit and just revealed where you're hiding]].
* LastOfHisKind: Valor is the only known Demacian Eagle, and they've long been thought extinct. Demacians are on the lookout for additional specimens in the hopes of rebuilding the species.
* KnockKnockJoke: Her jokes are all this. Or rather, ''Valor's'' jokes are all this. And all of them at the expense of fellow Demacian champions.
-->[''Valor perches on Quinn's arm and squawks''] Who's there? [''Valor squawks''] Garen who? [''Valor squawks''] Yeah, I guess he ''does'' say that a lot.
* NotTheIntendedUse: She's sometimes fielded in top lane because between her blind, Vault to back herself out of melee range, and strong chasing/kiting when switching to Valor, she can survive laning against melee champions with gapclosers and even excel against them.
* PerpetualMolt: Prominent in their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t947FXsTl9o login screen]].
* ThePhoenix: Her alternate skin, complete with flaming effects and combustion upon death.
* RainOfArrows: When Quinn switches back into combat at the end of her ultimate, she launches arrows in an area around her.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: A little downplayed, but she was still able to track down an assassin who evaded an entire battalion of Demacia's finest.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/ec/Quinn.move09.ogg "There's always a trail."]]''
* SheFu: A vital part of her kit is her Vault ability, jumping into an enemy and then backflipping off them, damaging and slowing them in addition to marking them as vulnerable according to her passive. This tends to be her favored ability to improve against melee opponents with the lower cooldown making it... difficult at best for them to hope to effectively engage her for more than the instant before she uses Vault on them.
* [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speaks Fluent Eagle]]: Subverted: She and Valor can't actually speak with each other, but they understand each other intuitively enough that they might as well be talking.
---> '''[[WordOfGod RiotRuaan:]]''' ''"Quinn doesn't "speak bird," but she does understand Valor. As a note, I know her in-game jokes KIND of push this a bit too far, but we thought the idea was too funny to pass up."''
* TagTeam: During her ultimate, she disappears and Valor becomes targetable with the same stats as Quinn, but having increased movement speed. Reactivating the ultimate will cause her to reappear and deal damage in an area upon entry, and will once again render Valor untargetable.
* TrueCompanions: Despite Valor being an eagle, it doesn't get much truer -- as reflected in the quote above.
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[[folder:Rammus, the Armordillo]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RammusSquare_2859.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d9/Rammus_Select.ogg OK.]]-] ]]

->''"I've seen a lot of things, but this... this is a first."''
-->-- '''Ezreal''', after first meeting Rammus

Once an armadillo from the Shurima Desert, no one is sure why Rammus journeyed from his homeland to the Plague Jungles. There he found a massive hedge maze, and as he explored it he felt a presence urging him towards his centre. Upon approaching his destination Rammus was knocked unconscious, only to awaken as a new being, much larger and self-aware. Panicking, Rammus set out across Valoran in search of similar individuals, crafting himself a heavy suit of armor to protect himself in his travels. Realising he was unique, Rammus eventually found a new home in the League of Legends, where his special abilties had a place in shaping the world.

Rammus is a tank-fighter champion with great proficiency in tanking physical damage, as well as good mobility and single-target disables. His passive, ''Spiked Shell'', transforms a percentage of his armor into bonus attack damage. His first ability, ''Powerball'', makes Rammus roll into a ball for a duration, progessively gaining movement speed and, upon colliding with an enemy unit, slightly knocks back, damages and slows all nearby foes. With his second ability, ''Defensive Ball Curl'', Rammus exposes his shell for a duration, gaining a large bonus to his defensive stats and damaging any enemies that attack him. His third ability, ''Puncturing Taunt'', taunts a nearby enemy, forcing them to attack Rammus and reducing their armor for a brief duration. His ultimate ability, ''Tremors'', continuously emits shockwaves that damage all enemies and buildings around Rammus for a duration.

Rammus's alternate skins include King Rammus, Chrome Rammus, Molten Rammus, Freljord Rammus, Ninja Rammus, and Full Metal Rammus.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AchillesHeel: Rammus is an excellent tank against anything that uses Attack Damage due to his damage boosts from building Armor but is vulnerable to Ability Power. To a lesser extent, it's possible to circumvent his Defensive Ball Curl and Thornmail damage payback through AD-scaling abilities. These are somewhat mitigated by his Defensive Ball Curl increasing his MR temporarily and his Taunt preventing AD casters and bruisers from using their abilities (respectively). The main reason for this is to give him a NecessaryDrawback to prevent him from entering GameBreaker territory: Riot tried to make his passive apply to both Armor ''and'' Magic Resistance but this was removed for ostensibly "not fitting the lore".
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Don't write him off as a threat just because he's not as intimidating as other champions, a good Rammus ''will'' roll in when least expected and taunt you into killing yourself as you attack him.
* CaptainErsatz:
** Of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]]. A special skin given to closed beta players even emulates Bowser's color scheme.
** On that subject, his Powerball ability has him curl up into a ball and his movement speed increases, similar to SonicTheHedgehog.
*** And of Bowser as well. In [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 Super Mario Galaxy 2]], it is shown that Bowser can curl up into a ball. See video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fYGYljLmV4 here.]] Mind the spoilers.
*** Not only that, but one of Bowser's overworld techniques in [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]] is to curl up in a spiky ball and roll around.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Speaking of the aforementioned Achilles heel, it's entirely in the player's hands whether they want to engender Rammus's aforementioned weakness by going overboard with armor and not enough health or magic resist, but most usually see it best to do so anyways.
* DishingOutDirt: His ultimate causes small earthquakes beneath him.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Well, he's not all that threatening, though -- odd, but not threatening.
* AnIcePerson: Freljord Rammus
* IShallTauntYou: Puncturing Taunt. What keeps fans guessing is how he manages to do this so well when he [[TheQuietOne barely says anything]].
* LavaAddsAwesome: Molten Rammus
* LightningBruiser: While rolling. Joke videos have been made where a full team with speed buff abilities have taken advantage of the game's lack of hard caps for movement speed to film a Rammus crossing the entire map in a matter of seconds. In Dominion, Rammus is classified as 'Ninja' for this specific reason. He is also often banned by anyone with a brain and without someone who wants to play him. A good Rammus can zip across the map and steal points like there's no tomorrow.
* MemeticSexGod: In-universe, according to the Journal of Justice volume 1 issue 9.
-->''"It appears that he is a bit of a sex symbol to the armadillo community (which looks really weird now that I've actually written that out)."'' On a related note, his passive icon is, weirdly... a view centered on his crotch which is wearing a spiked codpiece.
* MightyGlacier: Until he uses Powerball.
* {{Ninja}}: Ninja Rammus puts his normal silence to good use.
* OddFriendship: He's friends with Blitzcrank. Averted with Twitch; the Journal states that he was interested in the rat as firsts of their own kind, but that they never hit it off.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's competent in the jungle, but there are also others that can do his job better.
* PracticalTaunt: Sure, the enemy is forced into attacking you for up to 3 seconds, but that means he's ''attacking'' you, unable to use skills, unable to change targets, and unable to run away. Meanwhile, you and any of your teammates in the area still have full faculties and control, and 3 seconds is not an unrealistic amount of time for a competent kill. One of Rammus' abilities causes his defense to sky-rocket and deal damage back to anybody attacking him, from close or afar, which can stack with Thornmail item. Thus if Rammus taunts you, its because he wants you to kill yourself by trying to kill him. And all the while, the enemies aren't pounding on your GlassCannon allies. His taunt is also the easiest and safest to use, even in spite of it's single-target melee limitations.
* PunnyName: '''Ram'''us the '''Armor'''dillo. Or "Ram us, please".
* TheQuietOne: He has four lines, all one syllable each. As they're lines that he says in response to commands though, his words don't carry extra weight. The most anyone has heard him say is [[spoiler: "Shut up."]]
* SchmuckBait: His ultimate kicks up an earthquake underneath him that deals periodic damage in an surprisingly large area, meaning a LOT of combined damage in a teamfight. Basically, a writ-large "hit me!" sign. See above for more on "hitting him".
* SkillGateCharacter: A fairly easy champion to jungle with and good at punishing autoattack heavy enemy teams, but his taunts and Powerball can easily be stopped with strong CC. Also, he's one of the worst duelists in the jungle.
* SingleSpecimenSpecies: The only sentient specimen of his species, though he aspires to remedy this.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Minus the villainy. But considering his title, he needs spikes!
* TerseTalker: He has a whopping ''six'' voice lines, all of which are along the lines of "Yeah" and "Okay".
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[[folder:Renekton, the Butcher of the Sands]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Renekton_Square_0_6725.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/44/Renekton_Select.ogg As I live, all will die!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/PatrickSeitz

->''"My brother has become hollow. Full of rage, but empty."''
-->-- '''Nasus'''

Nasus' brother, Renekton was a gatekeeper to a "Great Library" in his homeworld where he judged who was worthy to receive Nasus' teachings. Over time he was enraged by the evil many visitors would hold in their hearts, to the point where he relentlessly butchered them to quell his anger. He was saved from Nasus' righteous defense by a summoning spell, but was thrown into limbo. Resurfacing in Valoran, he was captured by the League when he interrupted a match with the intent to destroy Nasus.

Renekton is a fighter-tank champion that is meant to charge into the enemy team, furiously hacking and slashing through any opposition and getting stronger the longer he remains in battle. Instead of mana he uses Fury as a resource, gaining a small amount of Fury everytime he attacks, which decays when he's out of combat. His abilities normally have no cost, but when he has more than 50% Fury, each of his non-ultimate abilities will consume Fury to increase their effect. His passive, ''Reign of Anger'', allows Reneketon to gain 50% more Fury when he's below half health. With his first ability, ''Cull the Meek'', Renekton unleashes a circular slash that damages all enemies around him, healing him and granting him Fury for each enemy hit. When enhanced with Fury, the damage and healing are increased. His second ability, ''Ruthless Predator'', transforms his next basic attack into a two-hit combo that deals bonus damage and briefly stuns the target. When enhanced with Fury he hits them for a third time, increasing the damage and stun duration. His third ability, ''Slice and Dice'', makes Renekton dash forward, slashing all enemies he passes through. If he hits a target, he can repeat the dash once again. When enhanced with Fury, the second dash deals bonus damage and reduces the armor of all enemies hit for a brief duration. His ultimate ability, ''Dominus'', transforms Renekton into a gigantic avatar of rage for a duration, granting him bonus health, making him automatically generate Fury and unleashing an aura of pure wrath that continuously damages all nearby foes.

Renekton's alternate skins include Galactic Renekton, Outback Renekton, Bloodfury Renekton, Rune Wars Renekton, Scorched Earth Renekton, and Pool Party Renekton.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AwesomeAussie: Outback Renekton has the look down.
* AxCrazy: He loves carnage, but with Nasus especially.
* BadassBoast:
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/44/Renekton_Select.ogg "As I live, all will die!"]]''
* BerserkButton: Nasus. God help you if you're between the two.
* BloodKnight: Lives pretty much for bloodshed and carnage.
* CainAndAbel: Renekton versus Nasus.
** However when they're on a team together they become absolute terrors. A fed Nasus (jungling) and Renekton (top lane) can very easily, utterly steamroll an enemy team into submission at level 18.
* ChekhovsGunman: Was mentioned in Nasus' lore, and concept art of his design was already created before the game's release. A year later, he was released.
* CrutchCharacter: Absolutely terrifying early and mid-game and is basically an unstoppable force of destruction at that time; once the lategame phase hits, he needs to be EXTREMELY fed to be able to do much beyond soak up damage due to his poor scaling.
** Somewhat averted as of S3. Not only can he build more DPS than the average bruiser thanks to his ult giving a nice amount of HP as well as [=AoE=] [=DoT=] damage, His "Ruthless Predator" skill scales VERY well lategame both as a nuke and as a soild stun. However, he still wants to get ahead.
** Averted the other way going in to Season 4. Renekton is still strong early game, but his biggest rivals in the top lane, Shyvana and Rengar, are quite capable of going toe-to-toe with him at all points of the game, although Rengar less so since recent [[MagikarpPower rework]]. Renekton still loses to his brother late game since he can't stop Nasus.
* DeathSeeker: Longed to be free of the pain of his madness, only to have Nasus plucked away at the last moment.
* {{Determinator}}: In his League Judgement, it takes the strongest turret in the game to stop Renekton from killing Nasus.
* EgyptianMythology: Appearance-wise, his concept came from Sobek. By the time he reached release, the resemblance has slipped a fair bit (Sobek has a crocodile's head on a man's body; Renekton is simply a bipedal, anthropomorphic crocodile). Lore-wise, he also reminds people of Ammut, the crocodile demon accompanying Anubis who eats the hearts of people who have been judged unworthy by Anubis, just like how Renekton used to accompany Nasus.
%%* FaceHeelTurn
* {{Foil}}: To his brother, Nasus. Both are fighter champions based on Egyptian mythology and both have ultimates similar in appearance that increase their size and empower them (including [=AoE=] damage). However, Nasus is a quintessential late-game champion who starts weak and is forced to farm a ''lot'' but becomes unstoppable once his Q accumulates last-hits while Renekton is a quintessential early-game champion who has an aggressive kit very useful for getting kills in lane but falls off later due to poor scaling.
* FreudianExcuse: The sheer amount of wicked men who came to the library to gain knowledge for their own evil ends eventually drove him into a permanent rage.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Strongly averted in the Judgement, where Renekton interrupts a battle in progress.
** The forested battleground is clearly Summoner's Rift, and Renekton falls to a "bright ray of light" -- the fountain turret.
** Miss Fortune, Alistar, and Rammus [[{{Cameo}} all make appearances]].
** Nasus is shown using Spirit Fire to farm minions, Flash to avoid an attack, and even ''dies''... only to use Revive and respawn instantly.
%%* HooksAndCrooks
* LightningBruiser: Incredibly fast and powerful, but can take a pretty good beating once he has his ultimate and a bit of armor.
* MissedTheCall: [[spoiler:When Renekton and Nasus were fighting, the League summoners tried to summon the bloodthirsty crocodile instead of the calm dog. Though, they still got him afterwards.]]
* MoralEventHorizon: In-Universe Example. Nasus thinks so after his attack.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile
* OmnicidalManiac: His rage has driven him insane to the point where his only thoughts revolve around slaughtering everything he can get to.
* {{Retcon}}: References to Renekton in Nasus' lore painted him as a treacherous tyrant who attempted to enslave their people. By the time Renekton himself was released, his backstory was changed to a good guy who served as the gatekeeper to Nasus' great library until perpetual contact with evil men drove him insane and sent him into a permanent killing frenzy.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Renekton was the one the League wanted to summon, but they got Nasus accidentally.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Originally labeled Renek'''h'''ton in his concept art and in an earlier issue of the Journal of Justice.
* UnstoppableRage: It's essentially his default setting: using lots of combat abilities makes his combat abilities ''stronger''.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b6/Renekton.move4.ogg "Lavish brutality!"]]''
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[[folder:Rengar, the Pridestalker]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RengarSquare_984.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/98/Rengar_Select.ogg Tonight we hunt!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/PatrickSeitz

->''"Prey on the weak and you will survive, prey on the strong and you will live."''

Rengar was born a natural hunter, splitting off from the rest of his pride as a cub to claim his own territory. As the beasts he fought proved to be no match for him, he grew disheartened at the prospect of never hunting worthy prey again. Then one day, he discovered Kha'Zix roaming his land, devouring all in its path. Rengar attacked the creature and, despite putting up a strong fight, barely escaped with his life. His eye was taken and his pride was wounded, but Rengar felt a deep joy in the knowledge that he had found a creature worthy of his ability, and vowed to hunt the beast and its kind to add to his collection of trophies. Now both Rengar and Kha'Zix are champions in the League, caring little about politics at hand and more for their next clash.

Rengar is a assassin-fighter champion who stalks and pounces upon his enemies, empowering his abilities with repeated use and gaining benefits from stacking kills. He does not use mana or any other resource for his abilities; as long as they're not cooling down, he can cast them. However, all his abilities grant him a stack of Ferocity when they strike an enemy and, upon reaching five stacks, the cooldown of all his abilities is refreshed and his next ability consumes the stacks for an empowered effect. His passive, ''Unseen Predator'', transforms Rengar's next basic attack into a leaping strike when he's inside brush, making him jump at the target from a distance. His first ability, ''Savagery'', transforms his next basic attack into a feral slash that deals bonus damage. When empowered with Ferocity, the damage is increased, and it grants Rengar increased attack speed and damage for a brief duration. With his second ability, ''Battle Roar'', Rengar lets out a ferocious roar that damages all nearby enemies and grants him a brief boost to his defensive stats that increases depending on how many enemies are hit. When empowered with Ferocity, the roar also heals Rengar for a percentage of his missing health. His third ability, ''Bola Strike'', throws a bola forward in a line, damaging and slowing the first enemy it hits. When empowered with Ferocity, the bola deals bonus damage and also briefly immobilizes the target. His ultimate ability, ''Thrill of the Hunt'', releases Rengar's predatory instincts for a brief duration, making him invisible, revealing all enemy champions in a large area around him and granting him bonus movement speed when he's moving towards enemy champions. Additionally, his next basic attack applies his ''Unseen Predator'' passive as if he was in brush, and when he leaps at an enemy target, he builds Ferocity at a rapid rate and gains a further increased movement speed bonus for a brief duration. Enemies that are very close to the invisible Rengar are warned he's near, but don't know his exact location.

Rengar also has a secondary trophy mechanic, empowering him with each successful hunt. Rengar has access to an exclusive ''Bonetooth Necklace'' trinket that allows him to gain one trophy whenever he kills or helps kill an enemy champion. When he collects enough trophies, the item gains additional bonuses: bonus movement speed in bushes and when out of combat, increased range on his ''Unseen Predator'' leaping attack, increased duration on his ultimate's invisibility, and lastly, an increase to the movement speed his ultimate grants.

Rengar's alternate skins include Headhunter Rengar and Nighthunter Rengar.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AntiFrustrationFeatures: There were many complaints that Rengar's ultimate was very hard to counter, [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDAQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Da2LpTxW2OEo&ei=TZxqU7fxIc_gsASMmoCoBw&usg=AFQjCNGo5jEv6DrQtUVvQhc0mYHyfgwQzw&sig2=otSZmbWJwR0PlVuph5dVow&bvm=bv.66111022,d.cWc as he became completely invisible and would just jump at you from stealth and delete your health bar without any possibility of countering]]. In his recent rework, Riot added a warning effect that triggers when an invisible Rengar is very close to you, warning you that he's near but not telling you where exactly, which at least lets you react.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBoast: Any line upon gaining trophies. And this:
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/27/Rengar.taunt1.ogg "You have a warrior's heart... I think I'll take it!"]]''
** BadassCreed: ''"Comfort breeds weakness."''
* BattleCry: His Battle Roar ability can invoke this.
* BattleTrophy: His whole shtick. His Bonetooth Necklace item gains trophies every time you get a kill.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f4/Rengar.attack3.ogg "Carve off a souvenir."]]''
** The Headhunter Rengar splash art also pictures the skulls of Baron Nashor and the Dragon from Summoner's Rift, and the model wears Vilemaw's (From the Twisted Treeline) head on his shoulder.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The two-pronged metal claw he wears on one wrist.
* BloodKnight: Always seeking a WorthyOpponent, or rather a worthy mark to hunt that can actually put up a fight. His "joke" pretty much drives this home,
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/fb/Rengar.joke2.ogg "So much bloodshed... This is my kind of place!"]]''
* BraidsOfBarbarism: With spikes on the ends!
* [[BullSeeingRed Beast Seeing Red]]: When you activate his ultimate, your entire screen turns red, and your view is shifted into infrared vision, with enemy champion's heat signatures visible to yours. Best thing about it, your enemy doesn't know; until you [[DynamicEntry leap onto]] one of them.
* CastingAShadow: Nighthunter Rengar has 'embraced the darkness' and his abilities have blue-dark spell effects.
* CaptainErsatz: It is of no surprise that Rengar's Headhunter skin makes him a literal Franchise/{{Predator}}. His backstory is obviously influenced by them as well (a being who devotes his life to hunting, killing, and making trophies out of the strongest, most dangerous game he can find). In particular, his ultimate simulates both their cloaking device and thermal vision.
* CatFolk: A leonine humanoid.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Rengar never knew his real parents.
** RaisedByHumans: But he had a father, who was a human, and a hunter like Rengar grew to become.
* CreepySouvenir: His trophy collection. The Bonetooth Necklace is a major part of his gameplay. If Rengar and Kha'Zix are on opposite teams, they can each get a quest to kill the other for a bonus. If Rengar wins, his Bonetooth Necklace becomes the ''Head Of Kha'Zix'', which gives him the maximum stats the necklace can provide and no longer drop stats when Rengar gets killed.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d8/Rengar.trophy2.ogg "Remember every kill."]]''
* DarkIsNotEvil: Nighthunter Rengar.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Rengar has various quotes that are triggered by events tied to his backstory and a Mini-Quest that is triggered when Kha'zix is in the opposing team:
** He has quotes about purchasing Bonetooth Necklace and gaining trophies, the latter which are different depending on how many stacks he gets.
--> Upon purchasing Bonetooth Necklace: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/27/Rengar.trophy1.ogg "Each trophy, a victory."]]''
--> Upon gaining 3 Trophies: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/3/39/Rengar.trophy4.ogg "Never return empty-handed."]]''
--> Upon Gaining 6 Trophies: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b3/Rengar.trophy6.ogg "I'm just getting started!"]]''
--> Upon Gaining 14 Trophies: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/86/Rengar.trophy7.ogg "A fine collection."]]''
--> Upon Gaining 20 Trophies: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/1/11/Rengar.trophy10.ogg "What a glorious hunt!"]]''
** If the opposing team has a Kha'zix and if both him and Rengar are level 16 (Kha'zix needs to have all 3 evolutions and Rengar needs to have at leat 10 Trophies), a mini-quest named 'The Hunt is On!' is triggered, and it only ends when one kills eachother. If Rengar gets the kill, the Necklace gets turned into Head of Kha'zix, gaining 14 stacks and becomes unable to lose them upon death. If Kha'zix gets the kill, he gets his fourth evolution.
*** Rengar also has special quotes if he uses Thrill of the Hunt to reveal a stealthed Kha'zix.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/af/Rengar.interaction1.ogg "I see you, wretched creature!"]]''
* DualWielding: Wields a [[BladeBelowTheShoulder large wrist-mounted metal claw]] [[MixAndMatchWeapon and]] a [[KnifeNut large trench knife]].
* DifficultButAwesome: His rework made him this. Choosing what ability to use when at 5 Ferocity can mean the difference between life and death. Do you use it on Savagery, to hit harder and faster, or Battle Roar, to heal yourself and refresh your defenses? Or do you use it on Bola Strike to keep them from escaping? A lot of tricks with Unseen Predator are DifficultButAwesome as well. A less than average Rengar player will only use it to jump at enemies or last hit minions, but a good Rengar player will do that, use it as an escape tool to leap to minions to juke a gank, or use it with wards to gracefully leap around the jungle swiftly. A player who knows his leaps can even jump to Baron/Dragon from very far away bushes.
* DynamicEntry: Out of brush, not to mention from his ult's stealth. Garen now has competition for inducing fear of facechecking bushes.
* EgomaniacHunter =/= GreatWhiteHunter: A little of both of these. He hunts for the thrill, glory, and trophies, but also admires his prey as a worthy adversary.
* EyepatchOfPower: To cover the eye he lost when fighting Kha'Zix. An eyepatch that [[RedEyesTakeWarning glows fiery red]]. Combined with his blue [[GlowingEyesofDoom Glowing Eye of Doom]], and the resulting different colored eyes... Rengar fits a lot of the EyeTropes.
* {{Foil}}: To two other champions.
** To the other feline champion, Nidalee. While Nidalee is born in nature, Rengar hunts nature as worthy prey. One shifts from human to cat form and vice versa, and the other is an anthropomorphic lion. Even with their kits, Nidalee is played in the middle or bottom lane as a long range support caster, who heals her allies and sets traps to find enemies in bushes, while Rengar is played in the top lane or jungle, hides in the bushes himself to leap at prey, and gets up close and personal to rip his target to shreds. It's not surprising much of the fanbase ships these two.
** And to Kha'Zix. While the two of them have very similar kits and abilities, they have completely opposite playstyles. Kha'Zix focuses on isolating and destroying a single target enemy before leaping back into the shadows, while Rengar, with his core item Ravenous Hydra and the mechanics on his Battle Roar, benefits from enemies being clumped up together and doesn't retreat once he's committed to a fight.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: See TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything above.
* GroinAttack: One autoattack animation of Rengar's is thrusting his knee upward, that will probably strike most opponents in a way like this.
* InTheHood: Nighthunter Rengar
* KnifeNut: Uses a large, viciously curved, spike-knuckled trench knife as a weapon.
* LargeHam: Not quite to the extent as other champions, but how he says "Tonight we hunt!" seals him as this.
* LightningBruiser: He is this to the Assassins. He's not as durable as a fighter or tank, but because he has no built in escape like other assassins, he uses Battle Roar to tank retaliation so his team can back him up. Also, he is ''scary'' fast, and when he catches you, he will hit you like a semi. Never run from a Rengar through the jungle, he'll always catch you.
** In his rework, Riot has slightly changed his ultimate to no longer give a movement speed bonus during the stealth (Only if you're moving towards an enemy champion), and instead giving a MASSIVE movement speed bonus when he breaks stealth, befitting of a lion who has ambushed from camouflage and is chasing you.
* MakeMeWannaShout: AP Rengar. His Battle Roar ability deals and scales off of Ability Power, making a Rengar with mage items viable, and making his Battle Roar two shot people.
* MagikarpPower: His recent rework has given him this. Rengar used to be very powerful both early and late game, meaning if he got a kill early, he was unstoppable, and if he didn't do well early, he could just build tank and splitpush the whole game. His rework nerfed his early game to make his late game even more monstrous, if the player is skilled enough to get that far. Riot sort of always intended him to be like this, with the stacking mechanic on Bonetooth Necklace, but they had to observe his use for a while before properly balancing him.
* MightyRoar: His W ability is one of these, with TrashTalk too!
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/c/c8/Rengar.W1.ogg "Come on!"]]''
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/4d/Rengar.W2.ogg "Let's fight!"]]''
* NightVisionGoggles: Upon using his ultimate Thrill of the Hunt, the ''player'' experiences this; the screen becomes red-tinged, and enemy champions are shown as dark-red silhouettes. It's made to emulate a Predator's thermal vision.
* NotSoDifferent: Than his rival, Kha'Zix. Both are hunters who seek the strongest, most powerful prey they can find. More than that, their kits are extremely identical. Both have a single target, large damage ability(Savagery, Taste Their Fear). Both have ranged, skillshot slows(Bola Strike, Void Spikes). Both have long range jump abilities(Unseen Predator, Leap). Both have benefits for hiding in bushes(Unseen Predator, Unseen Threat. The names are even similar). Both have ways to alter or change their abilities(Rengar at 5 Ferocity, Kha'Zix evolving his abilities). Both have ways to self heal (Battle Roar, Void Spikes). And, most prominently, both have ultimates that grant stealth and a big power spike (Thrill of the Hunt, Void Assault). The main difference between the two is that Kha'Zix focuses on isolating and destroying a single target enemy, while Rengar (Once he's built a Ravenous Hydra, his most core item), can spread his damage to an entire team and benefits from them being clumped up.
* TheOneThatGotAway: To an even bigger extent than Caitlyn; he's saved a place of honor in his collection for the monster that took his eye.
* PantheraAwesome: An anthropomorphic white lion.
* ShipSinking: Did you support Rengalee (Rengar X Nidalee)? Sorry, but Nidalee is listed as one of his rivals. Not to consider the possibility of a rivalmance...
* ShoutOut: The champion himself, and his Headhunter Skin, are a reference to ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''. His Nighthunter skin makes him look like Nightcrawler from the ''Comicbook/XMen''.
* TheHunter: Towards Kha'Zix, and beasts like him. While Kha'Zix is personal, a kill he wants to savor, and he has a special place on his wall for him, he also intends to find more void beasts like him, and stack their heads high.
* TrophyRoom: On every wall of his Den, he displays his kills and conquests. He has a special place on his wall saved for Kha'Zix.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Kha'Zix to be one. Riot themselves want to encourage opposing Kha'Zix and Rengar players to enact their final duel, with a special in-game benefit to [[SideQuest whoever kills (or assists in killing) the other at level 16 first]]. If Rengar kills Kha'Zix, he takes the head of his foe as indicated in his lore. This Head of Kha'Zix replaces Rengar's Bonetooth Necklace in his inventory, granting him bonuses equal to a ''fully-stacked'' Bonetooth Necklace, but no longer losing any of its stacks and power when Rengar dies afterwards.
** Nidalee, for reasons unknown, is also listed on the website as one of his rivals.
* YouFightLikeACow: Rengar has no less than ''four'' lines to mock you after he uses his Bola Strike on you.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f8/Rengar.E3.ogg "Don't trip."]]''
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[[folder:Riven, the Exile]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/ad/Riven_Select.ogg What is broken can be reforged!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/CristinaValenzuela

->''"There is a place between war and murder/in which our demons lurk."''
-->-- Excerpted from the poem, "'''Scarlet Shon-Xan'''"

Riven was a high-ranking soldier in the Noxian army, devoted to the uncompromising Noxian belief in [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]]. In recognition of her zeal, she was given a massive and powerful Runic Broadsword as heavy as a kite shield. However she was nearly killed during the Ionian invasion when Zaunite chemical weaponry was used, killing Ionian rebels and Noxian soldiers indiscriminately. This ruthless disregard of Noxian ideals by not letting the stronger force win by their own might disillusioned her, and Riven broke both her weapon and her ties with the corrupt Noxian government. She now seeks atonement and to further her ideals through her own means.

Riven is a fighter-assassin champion whose move-set is explicitly designed around a system of combo attacks and cancels that can be combined in a variety of ways. She does not use mana or any other resource for her abilities; as long as they're not cooling down, she can cast them. Her passive, ''Runic Blade'', stores up a temporary charge everytime she uses an ability, each basic attack consuming a charge to deal bonus damage. Her first ability, ''Broken Wings'', is a combo of three consecutives sword dashes in rapid succession that damage all enemies in front of her, the third attack being a downwards slash that also knocks back all nearby foes. With her second ability, ''Ki Burst'', Riven releases a blast of energy that damages and briefly stuns all nearby foes. Her third ability, ''Valor'', makes Riven dash forward and protects her with a brief damage-absorbing shield. Her ultimate ability, ''Blade of the Exile'', reforges her shattered blade for a duration, granting her bonus range on her basic attacks and abilities, and also granting her a large attack damage bonus. While ''Blade of the Exile'' is activate, she can cast ''Wind Slash'' once, sending a slicing wave of wind that damages all enemies in a cone in front of her based on their missing health.

Riven's alternate skins include Crimson Elite Riven, Redeemed Riven, Battle Bunny Riven, Championship Riven, and Dragonblade Riven.

'''Associated tropes'''

* {{Animesque}}: She's a white-haired girl whose [[AnimeHair said hair inexplicably sticks directly up in four places on the back of her head]], [[MusclesAreMeaningless is just slender despite using]] a {{BFS}} among the largest in the game, has a KiAttack and a RazorWind as abilities, and was based on [[FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]]. Of course she is.
* AnimeHair: Her hair sticks way up in about four places on the back of her head, and it's definitely not done-up.
* ArtEvolution: [[http://adrelion.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/riven_splash_1.jpg Heres the old one]] and [[http://www.newsoflegends.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/updated-Riven-art.jpg the updated one]], she looks slightly more feminine in the new art.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Was strong enough to command her own regiment. This is generally how promotions work in Noxus.
* TheAtoner: Exemplified with her Redeemed Riven skin.
* AuthorAppeal: Her designer Xypherous' love of fighting games inspired much of her gameplay. Riven's large amount of dashes within her kit and optimal playstyle to be autoattacking between ability-casts were formed from attacking generally being accompanied by movement and the {{Combos}} elements from fighting games.
* BadassNormal: Like [[BoisterousBruiser Garen]] and [[KnifeNut Katarina]], she lacks a mana bar and is cooldown dependent. She's also one of the very few Champions to deal no magic damage. Her every attack and technique is considered physical damage.
* {{BFS}}: Usually broken, but her ultimate reforges it temporarily to show it in its gigantic glory. Even in broken form, it's still quite large. While using her ultimate, she has the longest melee attack range in the game at 200 units, not counting next auto attack range boosters that Rengar and Wukong have. BFS indeed.
* BrokenBird: Character concept, underscored by her first ability being called "Broken Wings" and by her dialogue.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/7a/Riven.move9.ogg "A sword mirrors its owner".]]''
* BrokenPedestal: She definitely didn't take the truth about Noxus very well, if deliberately shattering her cherished Noxian weapon is any indication.
* CaptainErsatz:
** According to her designer Xypherous, she's one of Marth from ''FireEmblem'', but specifically his abilities and gameplay feel from the ''SuperSmashBros'' series.
** Lore wise, she bares various similarities with [[FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]]
** She also seems to share a few traits with [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Youmu Konpaku]], her short white hair and her broken wings resembles a 3 stage slash combo in the fighting game, both move forward much faster while using it, both displace an enemy on the last hit, both crazy good with a sword. Not to mention Xypherous hinted that she and Orianna had influences from the same game.
** Visually, she looks a lot like [[VideoGame/{{Bastion}} the Kid]], with her white hair and facial markings, her tomboyish features, and her cobbled-together armor.
* ChildSoldiers: Riven's age when she went into the military is not stated, but the lines "She showed early potential as a soldier, forcing herself to master the weight of a long sword when she was barely its height." arguably imply something like this in her induction.
* {{Combos}}: Riven's abilities and passive encourages players to autoattack immediately after using an ability, then cast another ability right after while Riven's autoattack timer is ticking to maximize damage. Lampshaded by the title for a buff that appears on Riven after casting Broken Wings, indicating how long until its second and third casts will be wasted... the title is C-C-Combo!
* CoolSword: The single largest one in the game, even though it's wrecked.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Abandoned Noxus only because, in her mind, Noxus has ''already'' abandoned the ideals that made it powerful to begin with in favor of... [[StupidEvil well]]...
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: In-universe. As a true Noxian, the main reason she was appalled at Singed chemical attacks was because the battle was decided in a way that no one won rather than the [[TheSocialDarwinist stronger side prevailing over the weak]], not because it was inhumane or because her friends all died too. She was fully ready for her friends and herself to die if it came to that, but only because they were weaker than their enemies and indiscriminate gassing makes individual strength meaningless. [[BrokenBird Losing everyone she cared about and her faith in her city-state was enough to break her]].
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Following her departure from Noxus, she is trying to find something else to believe in.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/ad/Riven_Select.ogg "What is broken can be reforged."]]''
* {{Determinator}}: Mentally and spiritually broken, she still fights on just as hard as she did the day before in spite of everything.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/3/3e/Riven.move3.ogg My spirit is not lost!]]''
* DoNotGoGentle: Outnumbered and outmatched, she certainly wasn't giving up without a fight during her regiment's last stand in Ionia. She also managed to survive when her high command finally did send [[DeadlyEuphemism "reinforcements" from the sky]].
* EnergyWeapon: It's implied that Blade of the Exile doesn't completely remake her blade out of steel, which may explain how she's able to use it with one hand. Even before it was initially shattered, it was a runic blade that could explicitly store energy in it.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Her Noxian-themed Crimson Elite outfit. Note how it's [[EvilIsSexy skintight around her buttocks]].
* FashionableAsymmetry:
** Dressed in rags, tatters, and bits and pieces of her old armored uniform. Wears an enormous glove on her right-hand. Riven says it is a simple remnant from her Noxian armour, [[{{Jossed}} and does not in any way magically boost her strength]] to carry that BFS of hers.
** Used again for Championship Riven - her left shoulder has a bladed shoulder-pad while her right doesn't, her right arm has a larger glove with a blade attached to the lower-arm, and her left thigh is armored with a pad on the outer side that the right leg isn't.
* FightingFingerprint: If a Yasuo interacts with a Riven, he'll comment on how her fighting style looks eerily familiar, ''possibly'' implicating her as his elder's true killer (since he was killed by "a wind technique" similar to Yasuo's).
* FinishingMove: Wind Slash does more damage based on how little health remains on the enemy it hits, not unlike Garen's Demacian Justice. If you're low health and you see Riven with her reforged blade, ''get the hell out of there''.
* ForegoneConclusion: Thanks to a simply ''[[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1239078 ridiculous]]'' amount of community support (including a number of devs throwing their backing in there as well) and the fact that Riot have in the past [[AscendedMeme released Gentleman Cho'Gath, Brolaf and Surprise Party Fiddlesticks skins]], it was only a matter of time until we saw the [[PlayboyBunny Battle Bunny Riven]] skin. The skin was added to the game for Easter 2012.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: As one might expect, her ultimate re-forming her blade increases the range of her autoattacks and Broken Wings attacks.
* [[HyperspaceMallet Hyperspace Sword]]: Her blade just reforges itself, presumably out of pure energy.
* ItWasAGift: Her sword was not only a gift but a commendation from the Noxian High Command.
* KiAttack: She has an ability called Ki Burst which stuns and damages all enemies a short distance from her location.
* LadyOfWar: Her large amount of dashes, fairly minimal innate-durability (though her shield-dash scales well with attack damage), lower base-stats compared to other fighter champions, and autoattacking between casts to mimic {{Combos}} give her less of a brute-force feel to her gameplay compared to other fighter champions. Her gameplay designer Xypherous stated the concept he had in mind for making her was that of a "battle dancer".
* LightningBruiser: Incredibly mobile thanks to her multiple dash skills. Capable of putting out impressive sustained damage. Can be very durable, due to her spammable temporary-health shield (the only one in the game that scales with attack damage) and tendency to be built with armor and magic resistance to synergize with her shield's temporary-health.
** GlassCannon: Because of her impressive Attack Damage scaling on her abilities, she tends to be this compared to most other fighters, though she's certainly more durable than true [[GlassCannon Glass Cannons]] like mages or ranged carries. It's possible to build her as an even mixture of tankiness and damage though in practice this makes her less useful than her potential.
* MagikarpPower: She's strong but on the fragile side early on; if she gets a few kills, she'll snowball rather quickly due to her excellent AD scaling.
* MeaningfulName: [[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/riven The definition of the word "riven"]] is split or torn apart.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Looking at her, you wouldn't think she could even lift her {{BFS}}, much less swing it with one hand.
* OneHandedZweihander: Her reforged blade is about as large as she is, and yet she still prefers swinging it with just one hand.
* PerpetualFrowner: She doesn't smile in any of her skins, not even in her [[PlayBoyBunny Battle Bunny Riven]] getup. Given her past, though, it's hard to blame her.
* PlayBoyBunny: Battle Bunny Riven. The dreams of the community have finally come true.
* PowerEchoes: It's subtle, but her voice gains a slight echo during her ultimate.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Upon using her ultimate, she gives one of these, provided she hasn't already eliminated her targets by then.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/55/Riven.ultattack4.ogg "The time for talk is over."]]''
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior City Gal]]: Riven believed in Noxus and their Social Darwinist ideals and rose high in their ranks.
* RazorWind: Gets an attack called Wind Slash mapped to her ultimate button while her ultimate is active.
* ReforgedBlade: Her ultimate does this.
* RummageSaleReject: Dressed in some humble rags and a few pieces of her old armor as part of being a vagabond and wanderer.
* ShellShockedVeteran: ''Literally''. Singed is kind of a jerk.
* SocialDarwinist: An unusually realistic and non-evil example.
* SpinAttack: Broken Wings' animations for its first two parts are backwards slashes, going left-right and then right-left. The culminating third slash is preceded by a forward somersault.
* StabTheSky: Championship Riven does this for its recall animation, with her sword catching a blue light not unlike the StarWars poster acting as this trope's article image.
* StillWearingTheOldColors: She wears the remaining pieces of her Noxian armor.
* {{Tomboy}}: Looks and acts like a tomboyish girl. You could have easily mistaken her for a boy if you looked solely at her old portrait; her new art makes her facial features (especially the lips) more pronounced.
* UnkemptBeauty: As an ex-soldier and current exile/wanderer, she doesn't bother with things like make-up. Ask the fanbase though, she's still beautiful regardless.
* WanderingTheEarth: She seeks atonement and new purpose ''somewhere'' after cutting her ties with Noxus.
* WeHaveReserves: That the Noxian Military used this philosophy instead of allowing Riven's troops to win the battle by their own strength is what lead Riven to break her Noxian ties in the first place.
* WreckedWeapon: Most of the time.
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[[folder:Rumble, the Mechanized Menace]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/43/Rumble_Select.ogg Let's get in the fight!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz

->''"Ugh, it’s gonna take forever to scrape your face off my suit!"''

A blue-furred, short-tempered yordle with a genius for invention. Even though he was encuraged to join the Yordle Academy of Science and Progress, Rumble refused, believing that Heimerdinger and his kind were sell-outs who give superior yordle technology to humans while being secretly laughed at. After getting beaten up by a group of human academy students (due in no small part to his own big mouth), he left home for months without a word and returned with a clanking, robotic battle suit he dubbed "Tristy." He marched into the town square and announced that he was joining the League to prove the superiority of yordle genius over humanity.

Rumble is a fighter-mage champion adept at dealing high area of effect damage with his mech's weaponry, but must juggle his abilities due to his unique resource. Instead of mana he uses Heat as a resource, with each of his abilities generating Heat, which decays over time. When Rumble is above 50% Heat he enters the ''Danger Zone'', empowering his basic abilities, but if he reaches 100% Heat his mech will overheat, preventing him from using his abilities until it cools down. His passive, ''Junkyard Titan'', makes his basic attacks deal bonus magic damage while his mech is overheated. His first ability, ''Flamespitter'', activates the mech's flamethrower, roasting all enemies in a cone in front of him for a few seconds. When he is in the ''Danger Zone'', the flamethrower will deal bonus damage. His second ability, ''Scrap Shield'', protects Rumble with a damage-absorbing shield of scrap that also grants him a brief movement speed boost. The shield and movement speed bonus are enhanced when he is in the ''Danger Zone''. His third ability, ''Electro-Harpoon'', allows him to shoot two eletrified tasers, each damaging and slowing the first enemy hit in a line. When he is in the ''Danger Zone'', the damage and slow are improved. His ultimate ability, ''The Equalizer'', launches a volley of missiles high into the air that then crash down in a line at a target location, burying themselves into the ground and leaving a trail of destruction that continuously damages and slows all nearby enemies.

Rumble's alternate skins include Rumble in the Jungle, Bilgerat Rumble, and Super Galaxy Rumble.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* BambooTechnology: His Rumble in the Jungle skin replaces Tristy's scrap metal components with [[GilligansIsland bamboo and]] [[SwissFamilyRobinson coconuts]]. And The Equalizer's burning rockets become burning pineapples. Yeah.
* CallingTheOldManOut: His joining the League is a challenge to Heimerdinger (along with most every other yordle who works with humans).
* CaptainErsatz: Of The Chipper from ''HeroesOfNewerth'', right down to the vector targeted ultimate.
* CoolShades: [[http://i.imgur.com/di0BKKh.jpg Super Galaxy Rumble]] gives him ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina shades]]''.
* {{Determinator}}: During his League Judgement he was confronted with a nightmare vision of Heimerdinger piloting an immense, super-advanced mech (which is actually a dream version of his own) that crushed Rumble's beloved Tristy like a toy. Rumble spat defiance at him and was ready to go on fighting with his ''fists.''
* EjectorSeat: Tristy is fitted with one which goes off when Rumble is "killed", sending him rocketing to safety with a piercing cry of "WHEEEE!" Unfortunately, either budget or space constraints prevented him from including a parachute, causing him to come falling back to earth a few seconds later to land in a smoking, crumpled heap.
* EmergencyWeapon: Overheated? In a tight spot? Just use your fists, they gain extra damage based on his AP while the rest of the machine is incapable of running.
* FantasticRacism: A "Yordle Nationalist" before anything -- his background makes mention of an altercation with some previously amicable human engineers that, after some "choice words" from him, culminated in his having the stuffing beaten out of him and being called an "embarrassment".
* HairTriggerTemper: It takes very little for him to get in a scrap with humans and more than a few Yordles.
* HawaiianShirtedTourist: In his Rumble in the Jungle skin.
* HotBlooded: His upcoming [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Super Galaxy Rumble skin]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wYg9o950HQ&list=UU0NwzCHb8Fg89eTB5eYX17Q is VERY much so.]]
* ICallItVera: He calls his MiniMecha "Tristy". Possible connections to Tristana are unconfirmed at this time.
* JerkAss: Rude, ill-tempered, racist, and just highly unpleasant in general.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Equalizer, his ultimate ability.
* MiniMecha: It's certainly large enough to seat him (semi-)comfortably in the cockpit, but there are some champions whose ''bodies'' are larger than it.
* TheNapoleon: He's a very little guy who pilots a scary, weapons-laden machine of war.
* OverclockingAttack: Having 50 or more Heat without reaching 100 enhances Rumble's abilities so it's possible to purposefully reach Overheat and use the extra damage afforded to finish someone off.
* {{Overheating}}: He has a Heat meter instead of a ManaMeter that accumulates from using abilities. Reaching 100 will cause Overheat and silence him for a bit (but increases his autoattack damage).
* PercussiveMaintenance: When Tristy breaks down Rumble starts it again by kicking it in the mace.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's a runt, even by Yordle standards. Doesn't matter much when his MiniMecha makes him much bigger and ''much'' more dangerous.
* {{Pirate}}: His Bilgerat skin.
* PlayingWithFire: His flame thrower and missiles.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: "Hero" is kind of a stretch, but he's an outspoken anti-human xenophobe nonetheless.
* RatedMForManly: His "Super Galaxy Rumble" skin is somewhere in between this and TestosteronePoisoning, very much in line with the [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann anime]] it draws a massive amount of inspiration from.
* ReverseShrapnel: His Scrap Shield.
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: Rumble was always the runt, tiny even by yordle standards, and was constantly bullied growing up as a result -- and became [[TheNapoleon very short-tempered and brutish]] as a result of ''that''.
* ShipTease: His mecha's named Tristy, making everyone wonder if he has feelings for Tristana. Consequently in Volume 1, Issue 25 of the Journal of Justice, a mailbag question asked him outright. His answer was: [[BadLiar "I-I don’t know what you’re talking about!"]].
* ThisIsADrill: His Super Galaxy skin features this, replacing the harpoon and missile attacks with drills.
* TookALevelInBadass: Sort of; left Bandle City for months, and came back with his robot. Pretty sure no one wants to mess with the runt now.
* WalkingArmory: His robot uses ''a lot'' of weapons.
* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Tristy is literally assembled from scrap and regularly just seizes up and falls over, but Rumble can still use it to kick serious ass.
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[[folder:Ryze, the Rogue Mage]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/ed/Ryze_Select.ogg Let's go, let's go!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' AdamHarrington

->''"There is no doubt. Ryze is no longer a mage -- he has become a creature of magic."''

A traveling mage and hermit who acquired forbidden and dangerous magic from around the world. Ryze is covered in magical tattoos that make his magic more potent, and carries a dangerous scroll on his back containing forbidden knowledge he seeks to protect from the world. Through the League, he continues his studies among the best mages Runeterra has to offer.

Ryze is a mage-fighter champion who offsets his relatively short range with his ability to launch a continuous barrage of spells and being able to use tank-oriented items to boost his damage. His passive, ''Arcane Mastery'', reduces the cooldown of all his other spells whenever he casts one, allowing him to continuously use his abilities. His first ability, ''Overload'', passively reduces the cooldown of all his abilities, and can be activated to launch a powerful ball of energy at a nearby enemy. His second ability, ''Rune Prison'', encases a nearby enemy in a cage of runes that damages and immobilizes them for a brief duration. His third ability, ''Spell Flux'', shoots a small ball of lightning that bounces between clustered enemies, damaging and reducing their magic resistance for a brief duration. In addition, all 3 of these abilities deal damage based on Ryze's maximum mana as well as his ability power, allowing him to build tankier than most mages and not lose too much damage. With his ultimate ability, ''Desperate Power'', Ryze supercharges himself for a duration, increasing his movement speed, making all his spells heal him for a percentage of the damage dealt and also causing all his spells to damage all enemies in an area around their target for a percentage of the damage dealt.

Ryze's alternate skins include Human Ryze, Tribal Ryze, Uncle Ryze, Triumphant Ryze, Professor Ryze, Zombie Ryze, Dark Crystal Ryze, and Pirate Ryze.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The magical energies running through his body turned his skin purple.
* BadAssBookworm: To its logical extreme: the "Twist of Fate" CGI features Ryze channeling his power through the runes in his book.
* BoringYetPractical: Requires no skillshots, has an ultimate that's essentially a self-buff, and has combos that can be executed as "press all the buttons". Still a very effective mage that can lock down and lay the damage onto single targets quite nicely.
* ButtonMashing: His passive reduces his cooldowns by a one second every time he uses an ability. His ability Overload has a very short cooldown, and passively grants more cooldown reduction. With a cooldown-reducing item or two, this short-cooldown ability becomes even shorter and the other two become fairly short. And keeping in mind that as his cooldowns get shorter, his passive triggers more often; using Overload, something else, using Overload again, and something else, rinsing and repeating, allows him to cast his abilities over and over.
* CaptainErsatz:
** Of Rhasta the Shadow Shaman.
** Also shows some parallels to the Patryn of ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', particularly his {{Power Tattoo}}s, rumors about surviving a [[DeathWorld "Rune Prison"]] and lack of squishiness resulting. However, these may be coincidences.
* {{Combos}}: Players usually have their own spell casting order they prefer though Q->W->E->Q is a classic one for harassing and Q->R->Q->W->E-Q->E->Q->Ignite works well for all-out fights. [[ButtonMashing Or they just hit them all in no particular order, that works too.]]
* DesperationAttack: Appropriately enough, Desperate Power can give him the HeroicSecondWind he needs to turn a fight around, though it can be activated at any time, including the start of a fight.
* EnergyBeing: Averted, he could have gone down Xerath's path if he wanted but stayed human (and sane), albeit a human that's a very powerful conduit for energy magic.
* {{Foil}}: To Xerath. Both are more or less beings of energy magic but Ryze is more like a master of his magic and is morally good ([[GoodIsNotNice if somewhat of a jerk]]) while Xerath let his magic consume him and is insanely evil. Gameplay wise the two are opposites: Ryze is a low skill-cap mage champion with low spell range, no dependence on skillshots, and a spell that locks his opponents in place and Xerath is a much more difficult champion with some of the best ranges in the game, depends heavily on aimed abilities, and locks ''himself'' in place with a spell.
* GoodIsNotNice: His goal is to protect the world from the forbidden magics only he knows about and is quite sane compared to other spellcasters that have reached his level of power. Still a bit of a {{Jerkass}}.
* HumanNotepad: Easily the most obvious part of his character. He's tattooed himself with spells from head to toe. The term "living conduit of magic" comes up in fluff pertaining to him.
* HumanoidAbomination: He's not evil, however. He also has a VERY dim opinion of Xerath who like Ryze became a master of energy magic. Ryze states how he despises Xerath's lack of self control making him a mere slave to magic whereas Ryze has controlled his magic. Case in point, Ryze doesn't need skillshots to hit his enemy.
-->''"The creature called Xerath is an abomination of a mage. To master magic is not to lose oneself to it entirely! The power at his command, however great it might be, he's holding in a feeble grasp. His own will can't match the will of the arcane. The ancient mages of Shurima did everyone a favor locking Xerath away, and the Institute of War would be wise to follow their example!"''
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He stole the scroll on his back from his teacher (and implied lover) Lilith, claiming she would have brought ruin on the world if he hadn't. He's clearly bothered by the act and how his "betrayal" upset Lilith.
* InsufferableGenius: One would be hard pressed to describe him as "patient" or "nice".
* JerkAss: He's kinda unpleasant in his lines.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/80/Ryze.attack2.ogg "Unpleasant? I'll show you unpleasant!"]]''
* MagikarpPower: He has a well-deserved reputation for having awful early levels due to his low attack and spell ranges as well as his low mana pool, making it difficult to both farm and counter-harass simultaenously. However, he scales hard even by mage standards into late-game due to high consistent area-of-effect damage and potential tankiness from mana items that keeps him alive as he blasts away.
* MightyGlacier: By caster standards, Ryze will end up resilient from buying tanky mana items and still remain powerful but he lacks any blink abilities to help his mobility (though the movement speed boost from Desperate Power helps).
* {{Pirate}}: His Pirate Ryze skin.
%% * PowerGlows
* PowerTattoo: The key to his unknown magical abilities.
* PureEnergy: He even has abilitites that scale off of ''his mana'', rather than AP.
%% * PurpleIsPowerful
* SeriesMascot: You can pretty much count on him showing up in any official art or promotional materials. The season 1 CGI trailer even featured him as the leader of the protagonist team and he's the only character to appear in all 3 of the CGI battle videos (the Season 1 trailer, the Dominion trailer and the Twist of Fate trailer).
* SpamAttack: Ryze using his 3 abilities as a combo probably won't burst as hard as another mage's 3 spells. The solution? Go for quantity over quality and keep casting while the enemy is waiting for their own cooldowns.
* SplashDamageAbuse: An attribute of his ultimate gives his spells splash damage, so his [[OhCrap Spell Flux potentially quadruples in damage output]] if his targets are standing near each other.
* SquishyWizard: Though he is this at the start of games, will most likely be averted. Because he powers up his spells with Mana as well as AP, he can get away with building tons of items made for tanks. It is possible for Ryze to be the single toughest person on your entire team if you don't have a true tank.
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[[folder:Sejuani, the Winter's Wrath]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/5f/Sejuani_select.ogg Trust nothing but your strength.]]-] ]]

->''"I was cut from the ice, shaped in the storms, hardened in the cold."''

Princess of one of the three great tribes of Freljord, Sejuani was the only one of her siblings to survive childhood. She feared that she too would fall to the brutal climate of her homeland, so she asked her tribe's mystic to predict her future. The sage prophesied that Sejuani would not only survive, but that she would be the one to unite Freljord as one people. Sejuani trained her entire life, pushing her physical boundaries beyond that of any of her tribesmen and forcing them to do the same, and her tribe only grew stronger as time went on. Then, on the first day of winter, envoys from Ashe's tribe brought gifts of grain to Sejuani, promising that her people would never go hungry if she united under Ashe's rule. Sejuani was insulted by the weakness of the Avarosan, who would rather farm than fight, so she had them stripped of their supplies and sent back through the storm. Sejuani decided to show Ashe and her people personally that in Freljord, only the strong deserve to live. To oppose Ashe, she is now part of the League as the representative of the Winter's Claw with Volibear and Olaf as her supporters.

Sejuani is a tank-fighter champion who rides a monstrous boar and combines freezing cold with pure brute strenght to disrupt and lock down enemies. Her passive, ''Frost Armor'', grants her a brief armor boost and a reduction to all slowing effects applied on her when she damages an enemy. Her first ability, ''Arctic Assault'', makes her boar charge forward, stopping upon colliding with an enemy champion, knocking up and damaging all enemies she hits depending on their maximum health. Her second ability, ''Flail of the Northern Winds'', transforms her next basic attack into a powerful flail slam that deals bonus magic damage to the target and all foes near it. She then starts swinging her flail around hear, damaging all nearby enemies based on her maximum health for a short duration. Her third ability, ''Permafrost'', passively makes all her basic attacks and abilities apply ''Frost'' on enemies they hit. When she activates the ability she freezes any targets affected by ''Frost'' in a huge area around her, damaging and slowing them. With her ultimate ability, ''Glacial Prison'', Sejuani hurls a frost-forged bola forward in a line that explodes upon colliding with an enemy champion, damaging and stunning all nearby enemies. If the bola reaches its maximum distance without hitting an enemy champion it will also explode, but will only slow nearby enemies.

Sejuani's alternate skins include Sabretusk Sejuani, Darkrider Sejuani, Traditional Sejuani and Bear Cavalry Sejuani.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* BareYourMidriff: In her Traditional and Sabretusk skins. Was her by default before getting a full set of armor.
* BearsAreBadNews: Her Bear Cavalry skin, released to celebrate the opening of the Russian servers.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: She believes very strongly in a seer's prophecy that she would one day rule the Freljord. Little does she know that the seer as actually [[TheChessmaster Lissandra]] trying to get her and Ashe to fight among themselves toward her own ends.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/ad/Sejuani.move13.ogg I will rule the Freljord.]]''
* CainAndAbel: While Sejuani and Ashe are technically distant cousins, they are sometimes referred to as sisters in a sense even by developers; Sejuani wants nothing more than to kill Ashe and reinstate her surpremacy.
** Reinforced by an in-game mission that occurs when an Ashe and Sejuani are on opposing teams. When they both hit level 18, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration a side quest will trigger]]: whomever kills the other acquires the cosmetic "Queen of the Freljord" buff, complete with an [[CoolCrown Ice Crown]] floating over the character for the rest of the game.
* ChekhovsGun: Her new Classic armor includes the Seeker's Armguard, an armor and ability power item purchasable during games and introduced a few months before her relaunch.
* CoolHelmet: Her default and most of her alts have some kind of Horned Helmet, although her Bear Cavalry skin swaps the helmet for an [[CoolHat Ushanka.]]
* {{Determinator}}: To an absolutely terrifying degree; her lore states outright that no one should have been able to survive the things she's powered through.
* EpicFlail: Her weapon of choice, and boy is it huge.
* ExposedToTheElements: Her backstory says that she walked through blizzards with no food and no armor, just to toughen herself up.
** Her Traditional Skin (which was her old default skin) has her wearing a chain-mail bikini. [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=26497678 Her lead artist]] explains that he didn't know she was supposed to be from Freljord until it was too late to change.
* {{Foil}}: To Ashe. [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Dour and cruel to Ashe's confident and regal]], unable to let go of a grudge in the face of Ashe's bids for unification and peace, short-ranged [=AoE=] to Ashe's long-ranged strikes -- and most importantly, a [[StoneWall beefy, implacable tank]] to [[GlassCannon Ashe's fragile Ranged DPS]].
* FullBoarAction: She rides her massive boar Bristle into battle.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation[=/=]{{Irony}}: Is a SocialDarwinist who believes only the strong should survive... and serves as one of the best peelers in the game, being able to effectively keep the entire enemy team from reaching the squishy Carries as they blow them away.
* AnIcePerson: Her attacks inflict frost on her opponents. She also summons an arctic storm.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/9b/Sejuani.move11.ogg The cold does not forgive.]]''
* IcyBlueEyes: Look at her character portrait. Pretty obvious.
* JunglePrincess: Sabertusk Sejuani
* MadeOfIron: As her {{Determinator}} bit can elaborate.
* MagikarpPower: Infamous for having one of the worst early games, similar to other tank junglers like Amumu and Nautilus. Shes very prone to invades and, while she can escape from people and live, she likely can't out duel someone one on one early game. She also has a very slow clear time that isn't helped by a low base movement speed. Late game, after she's got items and levels, shes one of the best initiators, peelers, and damage soakers in the game, perhaps the only champion who can peel ''five'' enemy champions ''at the same time'' while dealing respectable area of effect damage to a lot of enemies in a teamfight.
* MiseryBuildsCharacter: Her view in her new lore, and a significant part of why she hates Ashe.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b6/Sejuani.move14.ogg Pain is nothing.]]''
* MixAndMatchCritters: Bristle is described as a "wolf-boar hybrid" by her artists.
* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: Bear Cavalry Sejuani evokes the old images the West had of Soviets during the Cold War (including the ridiculous notion that Russians tame bears and use them as mounts).
* NotSoDifferent: Again, to Ashe and Lissandra; all three have a stunning ultimate and more than one way to apply slows.
* SocialDarwinist: She believes only the strong are fit to survive in the Freljord and is looking to conquer and pillage its weaker tribes until only hers stand supreme.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She trained for 20 years in a frozen wasteland to be ready for her queenship.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d3/Sejuani.move08.ogg I will not hide behind another shield.]]''
* StoneWall: By default a typical Sejuani build will turn her into an utterly implacable tank with respectable damage output.
** MightyGlacier: It's definitely possible to incorporate more damage into her build as well as a reasonable balance.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She doesn't believe in making ''any'' concessions to the weakness of her own body, least of all bundling up because of the cold. This is reflected in her Traditional skin. Lorewise, after she was done, she put on a standard set of armor.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Unlike other "duo Champions" like Nunu and Quinn, it's clear that Sejuani and Bristle don't get along as equals.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: This is the recall animation for the Bear Cavalry skin. Just in case you weren't convinced that it was a reference to the USSR/Russia.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the Tomboy to Ashe. She's buff, tough and preferring warfare and her fighting style is more rumbling and tumbling on the enemy and beating them down close range while tanking up damage. She also sports a ContraltoOfDanger, and she has short hair that's still covered with her helmet.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/5c/Sejuani.move04.ogg We fight, while cowards talk.]]''
* TrainingFromHell: Tortured herself into her current physical condition through little more than force of will.
* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: In Olaf's lore, Sejuani was the only thing able to battle The Berserker to a standstill. Quite impressive, seeing how he had just effortlessly carved a path through her warriors. Making her the Immovable Object to Olaf's Unstoppable Force.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Good luck trying to outrun a Sejuani that really wants you dead- between her multiple crowd control spells to keep you close and even a wall-dash to follow escapes through walls, it'll take quite a bit to shake her off.
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[[folder:Shaco, the Demon Jester]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ShacoSquare_8120.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/55/Shaco_Select.ogg How about a magic trick?]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' AdamHarrington

->''"Whatever you do, don't tell him you missed the punch line."''

An entity from another world that takes the form of a murderous clown, Shaco hires out his services as a mercenary, killing people with deadly toys and gadgets. The summoners of the League use his membership as a fleeting means to track his movements and schemes, but Shaco's own reasons for joining remain unknown.

Shaco is an assassin champion that uses deceit and illusion to counter his fragility and confuse opponents while he murders them from the back. His passive, ''Backstab'', increases the damage of his basic attacks and abilities when they hit foes from behind. His first ability, ''Deceive'', teleports Shaco a short distance forward in a puff of smoke, becoming invisible for a brief duration and making his next basic attack deal grealty enhanced damage. With his second ability, ''Jack in the Box'', Shaco plants a toy box at a nearby target location that becomes invisible after a brief delay. Any foe getting close to it will cause the box to spring open revealing a demonic toy clown that fears all nearby enemies, forcing them to flee from it while being slowed, and attacks nearby enemies. His third ability, ''Two-Shiv Poison'', coats Shaco's daggers in poison, passively making his basic attacks slow the target and blind enemy minions, giving them a chance to miss their attacks. The ability can also be activated to hurl one of the daggers at a nearby enemy, damaging and slowing them. His ultimate ability, ''Hallucinate'', creates a manually controlled duplicate of Shaco for a brief duration, completely indisinguishable from himself, that attacks nearby foes. When the duplicate is killed or the duration expires it will explode in a shower of daggers, damaging all nearby foes.

Shaco's alternate skins include Mad Hatter Shaco, Royal Shaco, Nutcracko, Workshop Shaco, Asylum Shaco, and Masked Shaco.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AxCrazy: If you so much as ''speak'' to Shaco, you're in danger.
* BackStab: The name of his passive.
* CaptainErsatz: He's the Joker in Harley Quinn's outfit. His origins, meanwhile, are more in line with [[{{It}} Pennywise]] or the [[{{Spawn}} Violator]].
* CrutchCharacter: He is an excellent ganker early game, but if he and his team don't get sufficiently fed before the laning phase ends and teamfights are commonplace, he falls off the radar very quickly.
* DifficultButAwesome: It's difficult to just jump in and play Shaco effectively due to his fragility, his unorthodox skillset, and his reliance on ConfusionFu. Also, Jack-in-the-Box, Deceive, and Hallucinate have many, many inventive uses that are not immediately apparent. This is all worsened by the limited time frame most Shacos have to acquire kills during laning or else be rather useless. However, players who learn his gimmicks and tricks are some of the most feared gankers in the game and can ruin the enemy jungler's game like no other. Bad Shacos feed, good Shacos are living nightmares.
* DecoyGetaway: One possible use for Hallucinate is to bait enemies into killing the fake.
* DoppelgangerAttack: The clone from Hallucinate also attacks, making it possible to nearly double damage output.
%%* DoppelgangerSpin
* EvilRedhead: The Royal and Workshop skins both give him a mop of red hair.
* GlassCannon: Hits hard, but goes down just as easily.
* GreenEyes: A demonic jester sounds pretty striking, as you'd expect from this trope?
%%* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* HappyHarlequinHat: Wears on in all five of his skins.
* HumanoidAbomination: He's not even from our dimension originally, but takes the form of a clown nonetheless.
* InTheBack: His passive increases all autoattack damage from behind. Go ahead and run from an ambush; that's exactly what Shaco wants you to do.
%%* KnifeNut
* MonsterClown: [[SarcasmMode Definitely the clown you want for your child's birthday party.]]
* OddFriendship: The [[AllThereInTheManual Official Website]] lists him as friends with Fiddlesticks and Nocture. Given that they're all [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] that like to inflict fear on their victims, it makes a certain amount of sense.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101218123636/leagueoflegends/images/0/02/Shaco_NutcrackoLoading.jpg The Nutcracko.]] [[SarcasmMode That's definitely a]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial nutcracker and]] [[BlatantLies not a]] [[MonsterClown crazy]] [[VillainousHarlequin clown.]]
* PsychoForHire: He's a mercenary after all.
* SignificantAnagram: "Chaos," and if he's good, ''oh'' will he ever cause it.
* {{Troll}}: Shaco seems custom-designed to enrage the enemy team as much as possible.
%%* VillainousHarlequin
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[[folder:Shen, Eye of Twilight]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ShenSquare_259.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/59/Shen_Select.ogg A demonstration of superior judgement.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KeithSilverstein

->''"The Eye of Twilight sees not the despair of its victims, only the elegance of equilibrium."''

Shen is a member of the Kinkou ninja, dedicated to preserving balance in the world. Shen's willpower manifests from his intense childhood training, chosen to be the judge of those who threaten the balance of Valoran, unhindered by emotion.

Shen is a tank-fighter champion that excels at diverting attention away from his teammates and moving across the map to help allies in need. Like the other ninja champions, he uses a fixed Energy Meter as a resource instead of mana. His passive, ''Ki Strike'', makes his next basic attack deal extra damage based on his maximum health and restore Energy every few seconds. His first ability, ''Vorpal Blade'', hurls one of his swords at a nearby target, damaging and marking them for a brief duration. Any allied champion that attacks a marked enemy is healed over time. His second ability, ''Feint'', protects Shen with a brief damage-absorbing shield that, while it lasts, also makes his basic attacks reduce the cooldown of his ''Ki Strike''. With his third ability, ''Shadow Dash'', Shen dashes forward in a line, damaging, and taunting any enemy champions he passes through, forcing them to attack him for a few seconds, and also restoring Energy for each champion struck. His ultimate ability, ''Stand United'', places a damage-absorbing shield on an ally anywhere on the map and, after a brief delay, teleports Shen directly to their side.

Shen's alternate skins include Yellow Jacket Shen, Frozen Shen, Surgeon Shen, Blood Moon Shen, Warlord Shen, and TPA Shen.

'''Associated tropes:'''

%%* AncientTradition
* ArchEnemy: Zed. He's looking to bring him to justice for killing his father and overthrowing his temple.
* BadAss: Seriously, what kind of ninja charges his opponents and ''dares'' them to attack him?
%%* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* BigDamnHeroes: His ultimate, Stand United, has him pulling these like rabbits out of a hat- [[{{Metaphorgotten}} rabbits that shield his allies substantially then transport Shen across the map to aid them]]
** MassOhCrap: When an ''enemy'' Shen does this, your team's reaction is often this. Even if a team has the burst to finish Shen's target off before he can get there, very often the sight of the gigantic shield and the purple bubble will cause the attackers to break off immediately and ''run for it.''
* TheBigGuy: Among the Kinkou.
* BoringButPractical: Stand United has the distinction of being the only ultimate in the game that does 0 damage ''and'' cannot directly benefit himself. It's for exactly this reason that he's constantly on the pick/ban list at all levels of play because of how useful it is and how much global pressure he can exert on enemies that are aware that it's off cooldown.
* CainAndAbel: Has this going on with Zed, his adopted brother and (former) fellow disciple.
* CaptainErsatz: He'll remind you of [[NinjaGaiden Ryu Hayabusa]]. His Yellow Jacket and Frozen skins can make him look like [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] respectively.
* TheCavalry: On demand. You're about to die when suddenly a purple bubble appears to protect you and your health bar. No, it's not divine intervention, it's Shen, and he's about to save the day.
** Not to say that the enemy could interrupt, if they take out the purple bubble AND you with it, Shen will NOT appear and just wasted his ultimate.
* CoolMask: His Blood Moon Shen skin features a cool Hannya mask.
* DeathByOriginStory: His father was killed in Zed's backstory.
* DevelopmentGag: His character was designed by Guinsoo: he'll sometimes chant his name while channeling Stand United as a reference to this.
* DynamicEntry: Stand United has him appear next to a teammate after smoke, chanting, and a flash of light. Even moreso if Shen uses it offensively to reinforce his teammates in an already advantageous or even situation.
* DualWielding: Has two swords in scabbards strapped to his back, and keeps a hand on each while standing still. However, he only uses one for attacking (aside from crits or using Ki Strike, in which he uses both).
* TheFaceless: As a ninja, his face has never been shown.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Meta-example, Riot noticed that for a while he was considered a JokeCharacter, so they remade his skills. Now, he (especially his ultimate) is considered so stupidly good that he's on the permanently banned list for fear that the enemy team gets to use him.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: He ''charges'' right at you, even. Though he still manages to always be there when you least expect it, dashing through walls or using his ultimate to appear on the other side of the map in an instant.
* InHarmsWay: An integral part of his Shadow Dash skill.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: He's a ''flippin' '' ninja!
* {{Irony}}: For being called a ninja, Shen's not so great the the "stealth" and "assasination" part so much as he is good at tanking hits directly.
* IShallTauntYou: Like Rammus's taunt, he can direct attention away from the squishies and onto himself for a few seconds.
* KiAttack: His passive is called Ki Strike. What do you think it is?
* TheKirk: He makes the final decision amongst his fellow Kinkou ninjas. He also has some overlap with TheSpock, as his position of the Eye of Twilight requires him to makes decisions completely dispassionately.
* LightningBruiser: Does respectable enough damage to qualify
* ManaMeter: In the form of an Energy Meter, a mechanic he shares with his fellow ninjas and Lee Sin.
* MissingMom: Apparently, Shen's mom is dead too (or at the very least, simply not there), if Zed's taunt to him is anything to go by.
* {{Ninja}}: Duh.
* NinjaRun: Complete with the two fingers held in front of his mouth as he does it.
* NotTheIntendedUse: Shen was intended as a support-y tank that sticks near his team to bodyguard it with low wave-clearing power in his kit. Because he can survive out on his own and just Stand United into the fray when his team needs him, he is often built to increase his split-pushing ability. That is, solo pushing lanes away from where the action is then springing into action with his ultimate once fighting starts.
** His Taunt ability also falls into this category because it's a dash move, which (like all dash moves in this game) ignores terrain. This means he can Taunt himself ''through walls'' to ''escape'' pursuit.
* PowerTrio: With Akali and Kennen. Even ''with'' the [[ConservationOfNinjutsu trivial health debuff they receive if teamed up.]]
* PracticalTaunt: So practical it even sends causes him to dash a short distance so as to draw the taunted enemies away from his team for a moment.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Like other champions with map-wide abilities, a competent Shen must maintain good map awareness almost all the time to be able to save his allies or make plays with his ultimate.
* SkillgateCharacter: His ultimate teaches you about map awareness, since it allows you to save your teammate from near death and turn a bad 2v2 into a 3v2. That being said, his ultimate is relatively easy to predict.
* StoneWall: While his damage output isn't spectacular by any means, between the healing from Vorpal blade that scales with HP, the shield from Feint, his taunt/escape, and his Energy meter (Which refills much quicker than mana usually does, especially with his passive), Shen is notoriously difficult to force out of lane when played right.
* TheStoic: A necessary requirement for fulfilling his training.
%%* SupernaturalGoldEyes:
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: His Q skill, [[Literature/{{Jabberwocky}} Vorpal Blade]].
* TooAwesomeToUse: Stand United has quite a long cooldown, forcing players to decide whether to save someone right now and lose it for the next few minutes or whether to reserve it for a more crucial moment.
* TrainingFromHell: Culminating in a test requiring him to [[ExtremeDoormat show no emotion whatsoever]] as his own father is tortured before him. [[NervesOfSteel Shen aced it]].
* YouAreAlreadyDead: His taunt line invokes this:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/7f/Shen.taunt.ogg "You're already dead. You just haven't caught up yet."]]''
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[[folder:Shyvana, the Half-Dragon]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ShyvanaSquare_9391.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/59/Shyvana.ogg They are nothing before me.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KarenStrassman

->''"I have proven my might to dragonkind -- what challenge shall humans pose?"''

The offspring of a dragon in human form and a human woman. As half-dragons were considered an abomination by dragonkind, she and her father faced much persecution from other dragons, culminating with her father's murder at the claws of another dragon. In her grief, Shyvana set off to avenge her father's death. On her journey she met Jarvan IV, the prince of Demacia, who was on his own journey of self-discovery. After hearing her story, Jarvan and his men agreed to help Shyvana avenge her father. Their group tracked down the dragon, and after a fierce battle they prevailed, with Shyvana striking the final blow. Impressed with her strength and valor, Jarvan offered her a place in the Demacian military. Though she knew that humans feared her for her draconian blood, Shyvana agreed in the hopes that she would finally find a home where she belonged. She now serves among the ranks of Demacia's elite guard. When Jarvan joined the League, she was quick to follow.

Shyvana is a fighter-tank champion that excels at rapidly assaulting and taking out single targets, and can also morph into a dragon to deal strong area of effect damage. Instead of mana she uses Fury as a resource, gaining a small amount of Fury passively, as well as everytime she attacks. However, she only spends Fury to use her ultimate ability; the rest of her abilities have no cost attached to them and are only constrained by cooldowns. Her passive, ''Dragonborn'', grants her a small bonus to her armor and magic resistance that is doubled when she's in ''Dragon Form''. Her first ability, ''Twin Bite'', makes her next basic attack strike twice for bonus damage. The cooldown of the ability is reduced everytime she attacks an enemy. Her second ability, ''Burnout'', engulfs Shyvana in flames for a brief duration, increasing her movement speed and continuously damaging all surrounding foes. If she attacks an enemy while engulfed in flames, the duration of the ability is increased. Her third ability, ''Flame Breath'', sends out a fireball that damages all enemies in a line and marks them for few seconds. If Shyvana attacks a marked target, she will deal bonus damage equal to their maximum health. Her ultimate ability, ''Dragon's Descent'', can only be activated when Shyvana reaches 100% Fury, and transforms her into a dragon that dashes to a nearby location in a fiery wave, damaging all enemies in her path and carrying them towards her landing location. She then will remain transformed for as long as she has Fury left, which will rapidly deplete when she's in ''Dragon Form''. Additionally, when she's in ''Dragon Form'' her abilities are empowered: her ''Twin Bite'' cleaves all opponents in front of her, her ''Burnout'' leaves behinds a burning trail in the ground that damages all enemies that pass through it, and her ''Flame Breath'' hits all enemies in a cone in front of Shyvana.

Shyvana's alternate skins include Boneclaw Shyvana, Ironscale Shyvana, Darkflame Shyvana, and Ice Drake Shyvana.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AchillesHeel: Although very powerful in the top lane, as well as a very fast jungler, Shyvana has no crowd control aside from a brief knock up for her ultimate, and her mobility is entirely based on running really fast. She can easily be kited and whittled down if you know what you're doing.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Her skin is grey-coloured... she is a half-dragon, though. Her alternate skins give her a light, caucasian skin tone. Her ability description states she has scales in human form, but that could possibly mean her orange "armor" (her chinese artwork notably makes her fauld certainly look like they are actually part of her body).
* AnIcePerson: Her Ice Drake skin puts this spin on her powers.
* AttackAttackAttack: Her abilities heavily reward aggression and being in the thick of things. The Armor and Magic defense bonuses from her passive are enhanced in Dragon Form, and her auto-attacks benefit her other abilities, further rewarding Shyvana for just jumping into teams and beating the living daylights out of them.
* BandOfBrothers: [[SociallyAwkwardHero While Shyvana isn't really good at talking with people]], [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27711666#27711666 she "thrives in battle with her warrior-comrades" just fine]].
* BashBrothers: Shyvana and Jarvan IV are friends and Demacian warriors alike.
* BreathWeapon: Her Flame Breath ability in dragon form shoots a bunch of {{Fireballs}} out of her maw. The ability's name is more metaphorical in her human form as she instead shoots in our from her hands like a KamehameHadouken.
* CoolHelmet: She wears a helmet with horns coming out of both sides pointing back and smaller points pointing back from the top - it greatly resembles the shape of her head as a dragon. More oddly, armor plates sequentially connect to the back of it to cover her long ponytail - these were likely made to resemble her tail as a dragon.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Darkflame skin makes her look very scary with its [[CoolHelmet horned helmet]] and [[SpikesOfVillainy spiky]] ShouldersOfDoom, coupled with turning all her flame effects black and making her dragon form suitably horrific, but her battle banter still shows she allies with Demacia.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Her grey skin also has a bluish tinge in-game while her splash art portrays it as simply dull grey.
* DoubleConsciousness: When she's in her dragon form, her lines are noticeably more vicious and aggressive. [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27704253#27704253 A Riot writer confirms she indeed is of conflicting natures]].
* DynamicEntry: See FoeTossingCharge.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Her title is pretty self-explanatory.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her gauntlets do not look alike from left and right. Possibly inspired by some RealLife usages of DualWielding weapons, her right-hand gauntlet is the noticeably larger of the two. This is ultimately because the gauntlets form a dragon's head when held together.
* {{Fireballs}}: Her Flame Breath ability shoots one... unless she's transformed into a dragon, then she instead shoots a lot.
* FireballEyeballs: In dragon form.
* FireForgedFriends: Shyvana and Jarvan IV started their relationship working together to finish off a dragon. Jarvan IV remained a close-friend of Shyvana thereafter.
* FoeTossingCharge: Her ultimate, Dragon's Descent, lets her [[DynamicEntry jump right at her enemies and knock them a short distance back if they're in her way]]. [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons While turning into a dragon]].
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Shyvana's dragon form requires the fury resource, just like how it mostly requires her to be angry in-universe to transform.
* GiantFlyer: Well, for a second with one ability in-game. Her ultimate which turns her into a dragon and has her swoop down an area.
* HairTriggerTemper: [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27704253#27704253 A Rioter writer states she is prone to react with anger]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: A [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin half-dragon]], half-human.
* HerdHittingAttack: Half of the point of her ultimate - it not only causes magic damage to enemies hit by her descent in a line, but also causes all of her other abilities to have the potential to do this (or in her Burnout's case, enhances its ability to do that even more)
* HulkingOut: Her dragon form is an example of this trope considering how it requires her to be angry to transform and maintain it.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: The dragon-head gauntlets she wears look ''really freakin' cool'', but it'd make a lot more sense to wear something significantly smaller on your hands, or hold another weapon altogether. Even more oddly, these aren't improvised - the lore discussion linked under DoubleConsciousness above also confirms she had them comissioned only after being brought to Demacia. [[FridgeBrilliance Her dragon nature probably feels happiest when it's got a set of sharp, heavy claws to rip her victims apart with.]]
* IncendiaryExponent: Well, unless you're fighting against Shyvana. Otherwise, it's pretty cool to watch a warrior-woman rampage around as flames spin around her... or, even better, a dragon with flames spinning around them as the ground burns behind them!
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66n3UYfPE4 Champion Spotlight]] puts it best:
-->'''Phreak:''' Shyvana is a melee fighter who scales particularly well with attack speed. Her playstyle revolves around sticking to a target and destroying its health bar. Also, she turns into a dragon.
* LightningBruiser: Shyvana passively gets free armor and magic resistance in addition to having decent base durability despite that, Burnout is among of the best movement speed boosts in the game, every single part of Shyvana's kit provides her damage, and these aspects of Shyvana are ''before'' she uses Dragon's Descent to jump over a wall a long distance [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons while turning into a dragon]] (doubling her passive armour and magic resistance bonus), rampaging around [[IncendiaryExponent while on fire]]. Her drawback from these advantages is a near total [[StandardStatusEffects lack of utility effects]] (aside from a KnockBack on Dragon's Descent that ''can'' be helpful but is usually dubious in effectiveness) and being dependent on remaining close to enemies to fully-utilize her damage.
* NotSoStoic: This was mentioned on the final line of her old background from her draconic heritage showing. This was dropped in a later re-write of her background. Used by her lines in-game - as a human, she speaks in a calm and confident tone. As a dragon, she relishes in her power and speaks more aggressively.
* OnlyFriend: [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27711666#27711666 Jarvan IV is the only person Shyvana might open up to]].
** Subverted, as she is friends with Galio, as well. His wisdom has a calming effect on her rage.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: About 15 feet long with a very bat-like in structure and small wings on the forearms. There were some fans who insisted that Shyvana was ''not'' a dragon, but a wyvern because of this.
* PlayingWithFire: Even in normal form, she'll fling fire at you or surround herself in flames like it's her job. Which it kind of is, since she's a dragon.
* PowerFist: She attacks with her hands, which have large gauntlets shaped like a dragon's head on them.
* {{PsychoactivePowers}}: Turning into a dragon requires her to be pissed off.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytail is around the length of her upper body.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27711666#27711666 According to a Riot writer, Shyvana's reserved and intimidating to talk to as well as uncomfortable with social gatherings. However, she'll still order you around in battle as her instinct demands]].
* SplashDamageAbuse: Twin Fang gives more fury for every target you hit in dragon form, allowing you to prolong the duration of it as much as possible by hitting as many targets as you can with it, as well as benefiting from life steal, critical strike, on-hit effects like an normal attack... only potentially much more at once!
* {{Stripperific}}: Her default skin shows quite a lot of flesh, as does her Boneclaw skin. Her Ironscale skin, however, largely covers her like a suit of armor would. Her Darkflame skin generally covers her pretty thoroughly, except for its prominent CleavageWindow.
* TomboyishPonytail: Shyvana's base skin has this though it's kinda hard to tell since the hair on the back of her head is covered by a line of armor-scales on top of each other ending in a point. The other skins clearly has her hair in a ponytail. She is clearly not a girly-girl regardless.
* TookALevelInBadass: While she was never exactly bad, she was fairly underwhelming, until Riot tweaked her kit. The she became one of the strongest top laners in the game and a highly contested ban in the upper tiers. Even early game powerhouse [[CrutchCharacter crutch characters]] like Renekton have a hard time beating her now.
* UnstoppableRage: [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27700433#27700433 Shyvana currently relies on her anger to turn into a dragon]]. Her power as a dragon is fairly self-explanatory.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: ZigZagged, she can turn into a dragon. However, doing so and staying in that form in-game requires fury. One of Riot's writers, seen above in UnstoppableRage, states she generally maintains her form with her anger, making it somewhat less voluntary.
* WreathedInFlames: Her Burnout essentially does this, giving her a speed boost while active in addition to harming enemies close by. If she uses it while in dragon form it burns the ground she walks on, causing damage to anyone chasing her.
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[[folder:Singed, the Mad Chemist]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/5b/Singed_Select.ogg How about a drink?]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Main/DameonClarke

->''"My deadliest dose shall bear my patron's name!"''
-->-- '''Singed''', having just christened the Insanity Potion

Singed is a mad scientist who acts as a mercenary, transformed into a fighting machine by countless alchemical experiments and accidents. Friend of the deadly manhunter Warwick, Singed worked hard to absorb his teachings, eventually taking his place at the forefront of the laboratory. When the Rune Wars came to an end, Singed joined the League of Legends to continue his craft on a new battlefield.

Singed is a tank-fighter champion whose ability set is largely based around kiting and displacing enemies, dealing damage just by running around. His passive, ''Empowered Bulwark'', increases his health for a percentage of his maximum mana. His first ability, ''Poison Trail'', is a toggled ability that, at the cost of some mana per second, will continuously leave a trail of poison gas behind Singed as he moves, damaging all enemies inside it over time. His second ability, ''Mega Adhesive'', shoots out a pool of glue at a nearby area that lingers there for a while, massively slowing any enemies that pass through it. With his third ability, ''Fling'', Singed will throw a nearby enemy behind him with his shield, damaging them. His ultimate ability, ''Insanity Potion'', makes Singed drink a powerful brew of chemicals that grants him a large bonus to his movement speed, ability power, regeneration and defenses for a long duration.

Singed's alternate skins include Riot Squad Singed, Hextech Singed, Surfer Singed, MadScientist Singed, Augmented Singed and Snow Day Singed.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AffablyEvil: For a deranged, amoral alchemist, he has a voice and demeanor that could be mistaken for "serene." [[LaughingMad All bets are off once he chugs his]] PsychoSerum [[LaughingMad of course]].
* BadassBaritone[=/=]EvilSoundsDeep: Has a deep, rich voice. It's subdued in his regular lines, but his laugh emote really shows it off.
* BaldOfEvil: As can be seen in his portrait.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: "Proxy Singed", a seemingly insane and highly [[{{Troll}} trollish]] strategy where a Singed farms minions alone in-between enemy turrets or (if one is feeling especially ballsy) ''[[RefugeInAudacity inside the enemy's base]]'' alone. While the enemy team is guaranteed to shut you down eventually and make your number of deaths on the high side, there's several benefits. One enemy can't stop you and several enemies take a while (because you're [[TheJuggernaut Singed]]) which [[WeNeedADistraction buys your team some valuable time]], you still pick up a lot of farm to get items without any kills, and most infuriatingly, killing the enemy's minions before they even get into lane makes it nigh-impossible for the enemy to push towers!
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His poison. It doesn't deal a lot of damage, but it's surprisingly deceiving and by the time you've realised you've underestimated it, it'll eat away three quarters of your health and leave you screwed since if there's one thing Singed can do really well, it's stopping you from escaping and exposing you to more poison.
* DifficultButAwesome: While not as difficult as other champions, he tends to be underplayed because his damage isn't great, his skills aren't conventional and they have a fair learning curve and his character often encourages a completely counter-intuitive game style and strategies compared to all other champions. A bad Singed will be slightly annoying, but fairly useless. However, a good Singed will absolutely wreck your day, being essentially unkillable while he constantly flings, slows and outruns you in his poison. One joke about how to play Singed went like this:
-->Ask yourself: if I were playing anybody else, would this be a good idea?\\
[[ViolationOfCommonSense If you answer no: Then do it.]]\\
[[ViolationOfCommonSense If you answer yes: Then stop doing it.]]
* FoeTossingCharge: In the form of flinging the enemy behind his back, where they are happily met and "[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha befriended]]" by Singed's team.
* GeniusBruiser: An incredibly talented chemist who also happens to be a hulking juggernaut.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Probably as a result of all the chemicals he's tested on himself
* GradualGrinder: His [[DeathOfAThousandCuts poison]] can wear down an entire team, but it takes awhile. Luckily, the rest of his kit is perfect for stalling.
* HealingFactor: Given that the Insanity Potion cranks up almost ''all'' of Singed's stats, HP regeneration included, it's not uncommon to find Singed players using it solely to quickly recover some health.
* HopeSpot: Very good at stopping enemies from running away. Those fleeing often find themselves [[YouWillNotEvadeMe slowed and then thrown to their deaths]].
* ImplacableMan: Once Singed gets going, you are ''not'' going to be able to stop him; attempting to do so means you'll get flung into a puddle of glue and some poison. And Singed? He'll just happily go about his normal business while you're choking on poison.
* JerkAss: Not only does Singed bomb civilians and cause UnfriendlyFire according to Master Yi and Riven's backgrounds respectively, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he also]] freely [[{{TrashTalk}} trash talks]].
* TheJuggernaut: Once Singed has popped his ult, there is pretty much nothing you can do to stop him.
* LaughingMad: His /laugh soundbites stand out amongst the rest of his languid, casual dialogue for some reason.
* LightningBruiser: His passive lets him build up a respectable health bonus without even trying and hits pretty hard. Once he pops his ultimate, though, good luck trying to get away...
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Magically enchanted to better protect him.
* MadnessMantra: "Mix, mix, swirl, ''mix''." It's just one of his regular lines but one will hear it rather often given how he has relatively few lines for a champion.
* MadScientist: When Singed refers to his "patron" in his quote above, he's ''not'' talking about a person.
* MagikarpPower: His kit isn't exactly conducive to racking up tons of kills early on unless he gets assistance and/or his opponent is exceptionally dim-witted. Deprive him of farm during the laning phase and he'll end up being a mere nuisance later on. Let him freely farm, however, and he ends up becoming one of the most infuriating tanks to shut down unless your entire team focuses him at once, which is usually tactical suicide.
* MundaneUtility: Snow Day Singed's recall animation has him attach his snow machine to his sled, and let it propel him in circles until he gets back to base.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: If you see a Singed do something unbelievably idiotic (like running into an entire enemy team just to hit a person once) then run, odds are that he's trying to get enemies to chase him.
* PoisonousPerson: More in terms of his arsenal than natural powers, although he is said to have a vastly improved physique due to all his chemical tests.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: How he became a bald and bandaged-up hulk of a man.
* PsychoForHire: He's Zaunian, but he quite willingly sold out his "expertise" to Noxus during their invasion of Ionia.
* PsychoSerum: His most powerful concoction is literally called the Insanity Potion. Upon imbibing it, in addition to the many positive effects, he begins foaming at the mouth. The foam in question is ''[[SicklyGreenGlow green]]''.
* SchmuckBait: Go on, chase Singed. He'll almost always be faster than you, but he'll turn back around eventually after you've obliviously dwindled away your health chasing him through his gas cloud and you're completely at his mercy.
* ShieldBash: He beats people with the shield. Probably helps that it's got spikes on it.
* ShieldsAreUseless: The shield provides extra health based upon Singed's mana reserve, as explicated in his passive ''Empowered Bulwark'', but Singed never uses the thing to actually ''block''.
* StickySituation: 'Mega-adhesive'. Just in case you thought you could escape from him, or keep up trying to kill him, he's got enough glue to ''really'' ruin your mobility
* SuperPersistentPredator: If you see Singed close the distance between you and him, ''get away''. He ''will'' chase you down and fling you and you'll likely find yourself in the jaws of his hungry teammates.
* UnfriendlyFire: Outside of the Fields of Justice, When Singed moves in the gas-artillery, you vacate the area with haste. After all, friends, enemies and civilians alike make for an ''excellent'' field-test.
* {{Troll}}:
** Singed, like Shaco, seems to revolve entirely around pissing off the enemy team as much as humanly possible. Case in point: most enemy players know better than to chase him... but will do it anyway if provoked enough.
** Singed is ''actually'' like this in-universe League matches. He loves to TrashTalk.
* VillainsOutShopping: Surfer Singed. Apparently, even deplorable alchemists can still enjoy some down time at the beach.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Singed's kit encourages tactics and playstyles that would be suicide if tried on pretty much anyone else. A common rule of thumb when playing Singed is to ask yourself, does what I'm about to do make ''any kind of sense'' if I do it with ''any other champion''? If the answer is yes, don't do it. If the answer is no, you're all set.
** Conversely, most players will realize halfway that the sensible thing they are doing (chasing a low health enemy to try to finish him off) is ''not'' sensible with Singed and back off. [[TooDumbToLive Most of them, at any rate.]]
* WeNeedADistraction: "Did that Singed just run into our team then flee? [[SchmuckBait GET HIM!]]... boy he's fast... wait, [[TooDumbToLive where did all my health go]]? And how did his team manage to destroy 2 towers already?"
%%* WickedCultured
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: All his imbibed concoctions have certainly not helped his psyche or his morality, the latter of which was lacking even before the alchemy changed him too much. His ultimate, a potent steroid for his might, speed, and durability, is even called Insanity Potion.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Very hard to get away from. And that's an understatement.
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[[folder:Sion, the Undead Champion]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b8/Sion_Select.ogg I do it.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' J.S.Gillbert

->''"For Noxus, death is a promotion."''
-->-- '''Pantheon'''

Sion was an insane berserker and warrior of Noxus who was captured and executed by Demacian forces. His remains were stolen and he was brought back to life as a zombie/golem, adding dark magic abilities to his already formidable physical strength, to fight once more for his city.

Sion is a fighter-mage champion who can be built as either a resilient attacker or a burst mage, in both cases preferring to fight up close and personal. His passive, ''Feel no Pain'', grants him a chance to ignore a percentage of damage taken from basic attacks. His first ability, ''Cryptic Gaze'', damages and stuns a nearby enemy with a terrifying gaze. His second ability, ''Death's Caress'', surrounds Sion with a damage-absorbing shield made of souls for a duration. When the duration ends or the ability is reactivated the shield bursts, damaging nearby enemies. His third ability, ''Enrage'', is a toggled ability that, at the cost of some health per attack, increases Sion's attack damage and grants him a permanent bonus to his maximum health whenever he kills a unit. With his ultimate ability, ''Cannibalism'', Sion goes berserker for a duration, gaining a large bonus to his attack speed, making his basic attacks heal Sion for a percentage of the damage dealt, and also healing all nearby allies for a percentage of the amount healed to Sion.

Sion's alternate skins include Hextech Sion, Barbarian Sion, Lumberjack Sion, and Warmonger Sion.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AffablyEvil: Even as an undead behemoth, Sion and his Choppa don't seem very sinister. His death sounds calm compared to Nocturne and like Singed is just plain calm in battle.
* TheAhnold: Half his lines are Arnold Schwarzenegger shout-outs.
* TheArtifact: Since the % chance of slowing an enemy on Phage / Frozen Mallet / Trinity Force got reworked, Sion's passive is literally the only element of chance in the game (besides critical hit chance). Since the developers' stated goal was to remove RNG mechanics from the game (the exception being crit chance), this is going to be the first thing to go when Sion gets his re-work.
* AnAxeToGrind: It's huge... and named Choppa.
* AwesomeButImpractical: A Sion with many accumulated stacks of Enrage to boost his max HP as well as a full build (including an Atma's Impaler to convert bonus HP into AD) will be nigh-unstoppable as hacks everything to death in his path. However, he requires the majority of a game's length to farm to make this happen, which ends up making him a liability compared to other fighters that can achieve sufficient amounts of damage with much less investment.
* TheBerserker: Once he's built properly, a Sion can probably just run into the enemy team and chop them all to pieces.
* BloodKnight:
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/4b/Sion.attack4.ogg "Lead me to Battle."'']]
* TheBrute: Probably the least intelligent of the Noxian champions and also among the strongest.
* CombatMedic: He doesn't fulfill the healer's role per-se, but his ultimate causes his physical attacks to heal both himself and his allies close by for the duration. When built as a physical DPS, Sion can easily keep his whole team alive with this massive lifesteal.
* CrutchCharacter: As AP, He starts off very good, but falls off late game.
* DissonantSerenity: He's a raging undead berserker that for some reason never raises his voice, not even when dying.
* FeelNoPain: The name of his passive, verbatim.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Pieced back together and resurrected in a similar way.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: It's even incorporated into his ability, Cryptic Gaze.
* ICallItVera:
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/51/Sion.attack5.ogg "Get on my Choppa!"]]''
* ImplacableMan: A fully leveled Sion is virtually impossible to kill and can take disgusting amounts of punishment thanks to Enrage's permanent health boosts, Cannibalism's sky-high lifesteal, and his natural bulk. There's gameplay footage of a fully-built Sion [[UpToEleven killing an entire enemy team from full health in their spawn]] while the 1000-damage-per-second laser is damaging him, a feat that pretty much no one else can do.
* LifeDrain: His ultimate grants this to his melee attacks for him and his allies during its duration.
* MagikarpPower: With an AD build he needs to farm to be of any use lategame, but becomes a true beast when fully built. Enrage lets him permanently stack HP for each minion killed and without a limit, giving him the highest feasible HP pool in the game (and potentially highest AD with Atma's Impaler converting HP to AD). This means that like Nasus or Veigar his effectiveness is directly proportional to how many creeps he's farmed over time.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: He's less of a "mindless, shambling, brain-eating" zombie and more of a resurrected berserker who's also ridiculously hard to kill now that he's undead.
* MyGreatestFailure: Riot has admitted that, together with Poppy, he's one of their worst designed champions, both gamplay and flavor-wise. He's a huge hulking zombie with an axe, but he isn't very encouraged to fight at melee and doesn't make any use of the axe in any of his abilities, and has some abilities that don't make sense flavor-wise (why is a warrior zombie able to emit stunning, glittering eyebeams and generate exploding energy shields?). Gameplay-wise, he has only two builds: an AP mage build, which completely ignores and doesn't make use of his E and R, or an AD-build, which also gets no use out of his W ability. The main problem thus is that his abilities and gameplay don't mesh well with his appearance, and that he's forced to forego several of his abilities if he wants to be viable. They have already announced that, if he gets reworked, he's going to undergo pretty hefty changes.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He's undead too, do you need anymore reason to keep away?
* ShootTheMedicFirst: In one of the strangest (and most counter-intuitive) examples in game, killing him while his Cannibalism effect is active will make killing his team significantly easier. Targeting the giant bruiser in front instead of the squishies behind him is not often the best way to proceed in teamfights.
* UnskilledButStrong: Described as a "human battering ram" in his lore.
* WeaksauceWeakness: One of the biggest problems with AP Sion is that if his shield gets broken before it blows up (a very real possibility late game), it eliminates roughly half of his damage output.

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[[folder:Sivir, the Battle Mistress]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/0/07/Sivir_Select_new.ogg I always take my toll - blood, or gold.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' RebbecaSchweitzer

->''"What's lost can be found... And sold."''
-->-- '''Sivir'''

A deadly mercenary and tomb robber, Sivir became infamous in the deserts of Shurima for her skill in battle and her ambition for gold. She was recruited by Noxus to fight in their name, but she broke ties when they began the invasion of Ionia. Surprisingly, their next contact was not one of revenge; Cassiopeia Du Couteau requested Sivir as an escort in search of an ancient Shurima artifact. However, their excursion went awry; the tomb they opened held not treasure, but a powerful force that changed the pair forever. As a champion of the League, Sivir continues to amass wealth and influence, but also searches for clues to her newly discovered legacy and ties to Shurima.

Sivir is a marksman champion with effective mobility and utility and the ability to damage multiple enemies at once using her giant crossblade. Her passive, ''Fleet of Foot'', grants Sivir bonus movement speed for a brief duration when she damages an enemy champion. With her first ability, ''Boomerang Blade'', Sivir hurls her crossblade forward like a boomerang, damaging all enemies both in its way out and back. Her second ability, ''Ricochet'', makes Sivir's next three basic attacks rebound among clustered targets, dealing reduced damage. There is no limit to the number of bounces, but the attack can't bounce twice to the same target. Her third ability, ''Spell Shield'', briefly protects Sivir with a magical barrier that will completely nullify the next ability that hits her and restores some of her mana upon doing so. Her ultimate ability, ''On the Hunt'', passively grants Sivir a large bonus to her attack speed while ''Ricochet'' is active, and can be activated to rally all nearby allied units with a battle roar, granting them a very large movement speed bonus that decreases over its duration.

Sivir's alternate skins include Warrior Princess Sivir, Spectacular Sivir, Huntress Sivir, Bandit Sivir, PAX Sivir, and Snowstorm Sivir.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* ActionGirl: She became the best paid mercenary in Valoran for a good reason.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/fe/Sivir.move06.ogg "I make my own fortune."]]''
* ArtEvolution: Without a doubt. She had the distinction of having one of the most outdated models and splash art in the game (being one of the original champions) before she got the standard complete makeover (model, art, voice, and lore). This puts her old look and her new look 3 years apart, ''at least''.
* AttackAttackAttack: She has the potential to kite her opponents when retreating (like Ashe) but most of her strength comes from pushing hard and chasing people down. Good luck stopping her team from plowing their way through towers once she activates her ultimate.
* BareYourMidriff: She's decently armored except for her midriff and her upper thighs.
* BattleCry: Has one when activating her ultimate, which is an [=AoE=] ally buff, appropriately enough.
* BloodKnight: Originally she was a mercenary for the thrill of the chase before it was [[RetCon retconned]].
* BoomerangComeback: Don't stand still when she throws her blade or it'll smack you twice in a row. Since it comes back to her current position and not her starting one, Sivir players can invoke this by changing position to get the second hit in.
* BoringButPractical: On the Hunt is possibly the least flashy ultimate for a marksman, but a massive movement speed boost for a whole team is nothing to laugh at. It also grants Sivir a lot of attack speed when using Ricochet, allowing her to quickly deal [=AoE=] damage when teamfights break out.
%%* BreastPlate
* DefectorFromDecadence: Subverted. She left the employment of the Noxus High Command not because she objected to invading Ionia not on moral grounds, but because of their (in her view) incompetent strategy that would inevitably cause a bloody quagmire, something she was not looking to be part of.
* DifficultButAwesome: Her spell shield nullifies any one skill used against her in the next three seconds, which can block a ''lot''... if it's timed properly, requiring some prediction on her part. Her Boomerang Blade ability does a lot of damage and can go from a very far range - but it's tough to hit against careful enemies that aren't disabled ahead of time and missing costs her quite a bit of damage output.
* FragileSpeedster: The "fragile" part is a given for carries, the "speedster" comes from her sizable movement speed bonus she gets from damaging an enemy champion and even larger boost she gets from her ultimate.
* FuumaShuriken: Her crossblade counts as one.
* GlassCannon: Along with every other ranged carry whose name isn't "Graves".
* HilaritySues: Got into legal trouble by going on a drunken joyride, and was sentenced to 3 months of jail; the reporter however, notes that it is much more lenient than usual.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: An even-shaped [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunga_Munga humga munga]]... thing. Except they call it a glaive, like ''{{Warcraft}}''.
* NoSell: Pillars of flame? Stunning lightning storms? Execution spells intended to finish her off? Won't do a thing to her if her spell shield's up.
* OddFriendship: Friends with Nasus, for some unknown reason.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: As of her 2013 overhaul she's become a ruthless bounty hunter for the money.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/ed/Sivir.move05.ogg "Wealth is my kind of burden."]]''
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Sivir was one of the least-picked AD Carries in Season 2 and 3 mostly due to her kit being perceived as comparatively boring and underpowered. This is especially true of her ultimate ability, while it's a great buff, it isn't as popular as the [[DifficultButAwesome high-damage skillshot ultimates]] that other AD carries possess. In response Riot did some tweaks to Sivir along with her visual upgrade, making her more powerful at her niche of [=AoE=] damage and utility.
* PowerupLetdown: Subjective, her On the Hunt ultimate is an [=AoE=] buff rather than an impressive looking damage ability like other ADC's have, but it's a ''very'' good teamwide power-up.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Oh yes. She can even have it bounce between a bunch of enemies and ''still'' come back to her.
* ProfessionalKiller: She doesn't see people or problems when she takes on jobs, just the cash people will pay to see them dealt with.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/0/03/Sivir.move01.ogg "Get paid, and get out."]]''
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Sivir's mercenary activities have made her one of the richest people in Valoran.
* PunchClockVillain: She's a ruthless mercenary but only when there's money to be made from it.
* TheRedBaron: "The Battle Mistress" is a much-feared name in Valoran.
%%* RingsOfDeath
* RoyalBlood: As of her visual upgrade, it is hinted that Sivir has a greater legacy among Shurima.
** [[WarriorPrince Warrior Princess]]
* {{Stripperific}}: One of the most prevalent examples. No wonder she has such little armour at level one. She's not even wearing underwear! Her updated model made her armor and dress somewhat more believable for a desert warrior while ''still'' keeping the bare midriff and precariously-guarded waist area.
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[[folder:Skarner, the Crystal Vanguard]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SkarnerSquare_6379.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/ea/Skarner_Select.ogg My stinger brings ugly death.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' DavidLodge

->''"The humans have not yet learned to control their magic -- what once was Kalamanda is now a crystal scar on the history of this world."''

Skarner is one of the brackern, an ancient and powerful race of crystal beings. When his people went into hibernation underground to avoid the devastation of the Rune Wars, Skarner was among those who slept near the surface to ensure that, when the time came, the world would be ready for their return. Re-awakened by the League's activities in Kalamanda, he joined their ranks to help them police the use of magic.

Skarner is a fighter-tank champion adept at charging into fights and staying on top of foes in melee range, being very hard to get away from. His passive, ''Crystallizing Sting'', applies a stack of Crystal Venom to all targets hit by his spells. When they have 3 stacks of Crystal Venom, his next basic attack deals bonus damage and briefly stuns the target. His first ability, ''Crystal Slash'', slashes all nearby foes with his claws, damaging them and empowering Skarner. This empowering buff stacks three times and makes his next Crystal Slashes deal bonus magic damage, increase attack speed, and increase movement speed. His basic attacks reduce the cooldown of ''Crystal Slash''. His second ability, ''Crystalline Exoskeleton'', protects Skarner with a temporary damage-absorbing crystal shield that also grants him a movement speed bonus that increases over its duration. His third ability, ''Fracture'', sends out a crystal wave that damages and slows all enemies in a line. With his ultimate ability, ''Impale'', Skarner stabs a nearby enemy champion with his stinger, damaging and encasing them in crystal, completely suppressing them, while also dragging them behind himself as he moves for a brief duration. Impale also detonates any stacks of Crystal Venom on the target for bonus damage.

Skarner's alternate skins include Sandscourge Skarner and Earthrune Skarner. An upcoming skin is Battlecast Skarner.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AllNaturalGemPolish: Both Skarner and the mines he awakened in have enormous, shiny, faceted, polished and colorful crystals all about, regardless of how sensical that may be.
* BadassBoast: Doubles as a {{Pun}} and PunctuatedForEmphasis.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b3/Skarner.taunt.ogg "I. Am. ANCIENT! You are nothing more than an INSECT to me!"]]''
* BerserkButton: Reliving what happened to his brothers and sisters caused him to go into a sorrow filled rage.
* TheCameo: Battlecast Skarner, while not yet officially released, has been teased and cameo'd in the art of other Battlecast champions.
* [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Skarner]]
--> Berrtrand Wordsworth: "It is an incredible honor to meet one of your kind. I have never found mention of the Brakern in any of my studies."
--> Skarner: "So it would seem that humans not only seek to eliminate our species, but the knowledge that we ever existed as well."
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His starting (and scaling) attack speed is pretty poor, and his ability power ratios aren't terribly high, but good luck dislodging him once he's started his work on somebody.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: The Brackern were originally normal scorpions before humans used magic that harmed the land. The earth then called out to the scorpions who lived where the humans were, and turned them into the Brackern, crystalline warriors who, with infinite wisdom and strength, would protect the deep places of the world. Even more, Brackern don't turn out as powerful as Skarner until they find a special, magical crystal beneath the earth. Every Brackern has a crystal of their own and needs to find it.
* EvilLaugh: Subverted. He's not actually evil, but he has one heck of a cackle that might make you think he is. [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/8d/Skarner.laugh1.ogg Check it out.]]
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: His species sealed themselves beneath the earth long ago. League archaeologists accidentally awoke him. He's taking his time getting used to his new home.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f2/Skarner.move4.ogg This world is so strange.]]''
* GaiasVengeance: His awakening onto the scene in Kalamanda bears more than a passing similarity to Maokai's explosive first appearance. His league judgment shows that his entire ''species'' origin is more similar than first apparent, too.
** His Earthrune skin takes this theme and runs with it.
* HairTriggerTemper: Has one around humans because of what they did to his people.
* HypocriticalHumor: One of his jokes.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/74/Skarner.joke1.ogg "Eeaugh! Bugs are gross! Ugh!"]]''
* TheJuggernaut: A Skarner built with tank items can just activate Crystalline Exoskeleton, run through the enemy team and [[TractorBeam Impale]] a vital target toward the frontline.
* LightningBruiser: EXTREMELY durable, but also terrifyingly fast and nearly impossible to flee from.
* MeaningfulName: 'Skarn' is a old Swedish mining term referring to silicate rock.
* NaturalWeapon: His claws, and venomous tail.
* NonIndicativeName: His ultimate, Impale, does not, well, impale anything. More like a [[TakenForGranite crystalizing]] TractorBeam.
* OddFriendship: He's friends with Malphite and Taric. On the surface, this would seem like a good fit (They're all rock/gem beings), but Skarner doesn't have much in common with Taric beyond that.
* PokemonSpeak: As a shoutout to his resemblance to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the Pokemon]] [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skorupi_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29 Skorupi]], when Skarner idles in brush, he'll occasionally randomly trigger an EasterEgg voice clip of Skarner going "Skar! Skar! Skarner!"
* PoisonousPerson: His passive, Crystalizing Sting, applies Crystal Venom to his targets. Impale also presumably uses a large dose of Crystal Venom to stun the target, given the similar effects of his passive and ultimate.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: His race's description says it right there: "As vicious as they are wise". He himself seems to have a bit of a temper.
* ScaryScorpions: Averted. He's ruthless, and doesn't care for humans, but not particularly more so then the average ProudWarriorRaceGuy. Really, he just wants to survive long enough to see his friends and family awake.
** However, the Sandscourge Skarner Skin plays this trope completely straight.
* SealedBadassInACan: Self-sealed, but otherwise fits.
* ShownTheirWork: Originally, the debuff applied by his passive was called Crystal Poison. Someone at Riot must know that Poison and Venom are two different things, and changed it to the right one.
* SiliconBasedLife: While it's possible he's not ''entirely'' crystalline (his backstory suggests as much), what we see is a giant rock-and-crystal arthropod.
* SingleSpecimenSpecies: For now. He's not the last of his kind, but the others are buried deep beneath the Crystal Scar. He's waiting for the world to be ready for their awakening before he goes to find them.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f2/Skarner.move4.ogg I miss my kind...]]''
* SpamAttack: See DeathOfAThousandCuts above: Attacking reduces his Crystal Slash cooldown. Using Crystal Slash enables him to stay close to his target and continue attacking. Further, his baseline attack damage is tied with [[EldrichAbomination Cho'gath]] for the highest in the game, encouraging him to focus on improving his attack speed.
* SpiderTank: Battlecast Skarner
* StealthPun: Where have we seen a scorpion with the ability to [[MortalKombat drag his opponents towards him]] before?
* SuperPersistentPredator: Riot attempts to portray this theme through him. No matter where the enemy runs, Skarner is fast enough and has enough sticking power to make sure they don't get away.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/de/Skarner.ult3.ogg You'll never escape!]]''
* TakenForGranite: His venom appears to have this effect on people, temporarily crystallizing them.
* TractorBeam: Expect to be dragged into his team then eagerly devoured if you're the target of his Impale.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Did you just flash away from one of Skarner's ganks? He can easily catch up and pull you right back where you started.
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[[folder:Sona, the Maven of the Strings]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d3/Sona_Select.ogg Only you can hear me summoner, what masterpiece shall we play today?]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/ErinFitzgerald

->''"Her melody moves the soul, her silence sunders the body."''
-->-- '''Jericho Swain''', after attending her concert

As a baby, Sona was found on the doorstep of an orphanage along with an unusual musical instrument. As she got older, it was discovered that she was mysteriously unable to produce any words or any sounds at all. She was eventually adopted by a wealthy woman who seemed to know something about the instrument's history and learned to play songs that touched all people who heard them. She's also Runeterra's biggest pop star.

Sona is a support-mage champion adept at buffing and empowering allies with auras, and whose versatile kit can do a bit of everything. All of Sona's basic abilities, in addition to their active effects, grant a unique and persistent buffing aura to all nearby allies until she activates a different basic ability. Her passive, ''Power Chord'', empowers her next basic attack after using three abilities, dealing bonus damage and applying a secondary effect that depends on what aura she currently has active. Her first ability, ''Hymn of Valor'', sends out two magic missiles that authomatically target the two nearest enemy units and prioritize champions, and she starts emitting an aura that increases the offensive power of nearby allies. Additionally, if she's playing this song, her ''Power Chord'' becomes ''Staccato'', dealing double damage. Her second ability, ''Aria of Perseverance'', heals Sona and the nearest allied champion with the lowest health and briefly buffs their defenses for a brief duration, and she starts emitting an aura that increases the defensive stats of nearby allies. Additionally, if she's playing this song, her ''Power Chord'' becomes ''Diminuendo'', reducing the damage the targets deals for a brief duration. Her third ability, ''Song of Celerity'', briefly grants a movement speed bonus to Sona and all nearby allied champions, and she starts emitting an aura that grants a smaller movement speed bonus to nearby allies. Additionally, if she's playing this song, her ''Power Chord'' becomes ''Tempo'', slowing the target's movement speed for a brief duration. With her ultimate ability, ''Crescendo'', Sona emits a wave of sound that damages all enemies in a line forward and forces them to dance uncontrollably for a small duration, effectively stunning them.

Sona's alternate skins include Muse Sona, Pentakill Sona, Silent Night Sona, Guqin Sona, and Arcade Sona.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* BoringButPractical: Is considered to be the absolutely easiest character to play in the game by many. Her difficulty bar used to make a near opposite statement which was a popular way to insult the developers. What she lacks in technical complexity, she makes up in heavy emphasis on fundamentals. Of course, technical skill is flashy and strong fundamentals are boring so her rep will remain. While she fights primarily by SpamAttack, her passive does add a ''bit'' of complexity: after every third spell, her next physical attack does extra damage ''and'' applies a debuff based on which aura she's currently running. But this is just a matter of being careful where you click, and it is completely possible to ignore it. Ultimately, she is the easiest champion in the whole game according to developers themselves, Lampshaded by Riot in a set of April Fool's Day patch notes:
--->'''Sona:''' Now requires skill to play.
%%* BrownNote
* ButtonMashing: Sona's teamfight strategy more or less boils down to: 1) Use ultimate at a key moment 2) Smash the rest of the buttons (though smarter players will definitely take advantage of Power Chord)
* {{Chiptune}}: Gets some with her Arcade skin.
* ClingyMacGuffin: Sona's etwahl was sold numerous times during her stay at the orphanage. It always found some way to return to her.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan
* CrutchCharacter: Her auras, poke, and healing heavily influence her laning phase though they fall off later on in teamfights. She still stays useful through her ultimate and using Power Chord on the right person.
* CuteBruiser: It is possible to build Sona as a very good damage dealer without losing too much in way of her support power. While perhaps unlikely to take down a strong character alone, this can make her exceptionally dangerous in team battles where she can be healing, buffing and attacking at the same time.
* CuteMute: She's mute and quite graceful.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: While she isn't a dedicated damage dealer, her Hymn of Valor and its accompanying Power Chord do a surprising amount of damage and can be very effective for harassing opponents in lane.
* {{Expy}}: Her original skin looks a lot like [[{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]], not to mention her musical theme.
* GamerChick: Her Arcade Sona skin turns her etwahl into be an arcade-style control panel, causes her auras and attacks to take on a very old-school pixel look, her ultimate to become a DDR scroll, and other stuff that's probably better [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lle2KWMZklA seen than simply read about.]]
* GlassCannon: Only in a sense. Sona's supporting power is extremely well rounded and capable of something in one way or another. To compensate for this, she has the lowest base health of any other champion ever in the game.
* GreekMythology: Muse Sona
* HappilyAdopted: Her Judgement makes it clear just how much she loved her adoptive mother [[spoiler: before she died.]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Her ultimate makes enemies before her dance. Why is it regarded as a very good ability? Two seconds of complete stun is absolutely priceless in teamfights for single-handedly giving her team the advantage as they lay down damage, add additional crowd control, etc.
* Music/HeavyMetal: She's the rhythm guitarist in the Pentakill band, along with Mordekaiser, Karthus, Olaf, and Yorick.
* IdolSinger: Well, performer. Even [[EvilGenius Swain]] admits her music is lovely when he saw her solo tour.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: She's [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2938328&highlight=vote+best+boobs the 4 time consecutive winner of the annual "Best Boobs" forum competition.]]
* InvoluntaryDance: Crescendo.
* JackOfAllTrades: Among the support characters. Instead of acting as a dedicated healer like Soraka or a dedicated crowd control machine like Alistar or Taric, her abilities bring a little bit of everything to the table.
* MagicIdolSinger: Though she's mute, and rather uncharacteristically plays metal music (not actually called that, of course) with Mordekaiser, Olaf, Yorick, and Karthus.
** Though Karthus is the singer, Sona is on rhythm guitar.
* MagicMusic: Used to heal, buff, damage, or stun.
* MsFanservice: Although her outfits aren't especially revealing (and several of them are downright conservative) her [[ImpossiblyLowNeckline spectacular breasts]] have elevated her incredibly high in the community's esteem. She's truly a beautiful character and is considered to be comfortably within the top 5 most desirable characters in the game (in fact, in [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2844467 a recent forum poll]] she ranked in second place, although still a ''long'' way behind first-place winner [[FantasticFoxes Ahri]]).
%%* MusicalAssassin
* NotTheIntendedUse: AD Sona was a popular build for a while and is actually somewhat viable. Even with just a Sheen, her low cooldowns let her get more Sheen procs than most, and an autoattack boosted by both Sheen and her Hymn of Valor Power Chord can do surprising amounts of damage.
* OddFriendship: She's the rhythm guitarist in a band with Mordekaiser, Yorick, Karthus, and Olaf.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Her etwahl.
* ShootTheMedicFirst: Expect to run into this trope. Her "Playing against" tips explicitly suggest killing her first in a team fight because of her healing.
* SpamAttack: The buffs don't last long, but still longer than the cooldown of the spells that imbue them. If you just keep hitting Q, W and E, you can keep Sona and her allies in a permanent state of powered-up (depletion of ManaMeter notwithstanding).
* TheSpeechless: Although she talks telepathically to her summoner (i.e. you). Though strangely, nobody (not even the Journal of Justice) seems to have figured out she could possibly be [[TalkingWithSigns literate]].
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d3/Sona_Select.ogg "Only you can hear me summoner, what masterpiece shall we play today?"]]''
** Even her joke doesn't involve speech - it's a burst of feedback from her etwahl.
%%* SpoonyBard
* StepfordSmiler: Not quite as cheerful as she appears.
%%* WanderingMinstrel
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Somewhat inexplicably. It is apparently ''natural'' in a world where human hair colors are otherwise fairly realistic.
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[[folder:Soraka, the Starchild]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SorakaSquare_5610.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/2e/Soraka_Select.ogg Let me guide you.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' LisaLindsley

->''"The cruelty of one will not blind me to the suffering of many."''

A once-immortal celestial being who dedicated her life to healing those in need, Soraka was brought out into the world thanks to an evil plot by Warwick. Befriending her under false pretenses, he tricked her into first leaving her sacred grove, then using her celestial powers aggressively to defend her new "friend" from a staged attack, causing her to lose her connection to the stars and her immortality. Warwick stabbed her, but underestimated how much power she still had left and she drove him away. No longer bound to her grove and driven by a new purpose, she set out into the world to heal the wounded and protect the helpless.

Soraka is a support-mage champion with a heavy emphasis on healing, protecting and sustaining her teammates over damaging or disabling enemies. Her passive, ''Salvation'', empowers her healing and mana restoring skills depending on how much health/mana her targets are missing. Her first ability, ''Starcall'', allows her to repeatedly call down a shower of falling stars that damages all enemies around her, shredding their magic resistance and reducing the cooldown of her ''Astral Blessing'' ability if she hits an enemy champion. Her second ability, ''Astral Blessing'', heals a nearby ally and also grants them a massive bonus to their armor for a very brief duration. Her third ability, ''Infuse'', either restores mana to a nearby allied champion or damages and silences a nearby enemy. With her ultimate ability, ''Wish'', Soraka fills all her allied champions with hope, restoring a large amount of health to them regardless of their position on the map.

Soraka's alternate skins include Dryad Soraka, Divine Soraka, and Celestine Soraka.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* ArtEvolution: As one of the oldest champions in the game, she was considered long-overdue for a splash art and model upgrade and finally got a good one, together with a lore rewrite. Compare her [[http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/50265_163164113350_4791927_n.jpg old model]] with her [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120920224832/leagueoflegends/images/c/cd/Soraka_Render.png new one.]] The reworked model is also notable for being the first champion model to have her mouth lip-sync to her words when you use her /taunt and /joke emotes, although for some unusual reason this only applies to her alternate skins and not her base one.
* TheArtifact: The idea of a healer Champion was thought up in season 1, back when the design team thought that it was a harmless and popular niche. Since then the dev team has declared that healers don't belong in PVP games, stating they warp game balance and are extremely binary (either they heal so much they make any attempts to damage their team pointless, or don't heal enough and thus are basically useless). While other champions with healing abilities bring other things to the table, and thus their heals don't need to be overpoweringly strong, Soraka is a dedicated healer that brings nothing but healing to the team, and thus she's basically impossible to balance correctly and has received nerf after nerf. Right now Soraka is basically in the game to keep the people who demand a healer be in the game happy. But in exchange, she'll never be completely viable since healing is so inherently unbalancing.
** Lead designer Morello has recently stated his intent to rework her. He's aware that people accustomed to her role as a dedicated healer will probably complain harshly, but he thinks Soraka deserves a kit that's not purposefully underpowered.
* AscendedMeme: A popular joke in the [=LoL=] community is the idea that Soraka uses her sickle-staff to throw bananas at her enemies. Her updated voice set includes the following joke:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/2f/Soraka.joke2.ogg Yes, that was a banana. No-one expects the banana.]]''
* BoringButPractical: Her gameplay role more or less boils down to health/mana dispenser but she can save her teammates dozens of times per match and keep her team going for lengths that other supports can only dream of. Even her ultimate is one of the most boring in the game but has many uses. Teammate about to die on the other side of the map? Saved. Teamfight about to go south? Not anymore.
* CherryTapping: Starcall will do at best moderate damage, but the sheer frequency at which it can be cast combined with the magic resistance shred means that it can get pretty damaging if she continues to spam it.
* CombatMedic: She can deal considerable damage if built properly for Ability Power, even if it's still support-oriented; Starcall spam softens up enemies for other mages, while Infuse's silence can leave spell-reliant enemies helpless.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Again, [[SpamAttack Starcall]]. Each attack shreds more and more Magic Resistance, making it possible to whittle down and kill enemies with teammate support... though your pinky will ache by the time you're done pressing "Q".
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Soraka won't get many kills, she's pretty much dead if caught alone by almost any character, your teammates will scream for heals constantly, and yet you are probably the most important player in the team. A fed Soraka can make a huge difference in the endgame. She can keep her whole team healthy and loaded with mana for a considerable duration, her Starfall spell will make the team's AP Mage squee at the group of unprotected enemies, her Infuse spell will shutdown any spell spamming champions and her Wish will ensure that even when the team is wounded and retreating they'll be able to regroup and counter attack swiftly.
* ImplacableMan: In her heyday. Most heroes have to retreat for healing by the time they've got about 1000 Gold, sometimes 500. With luck and care, Soraka could stay on-station into the 3,000s. Some players only headed back to base ''because'' they've got so much gold that they might as well spend it. She is far less capable of this after a slew of nerfs due to the obvious ridiculousness of such a tendency.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She appears to conjure magical bolts from a golden thing-that-resembles-a-scythe, really an large and elaborate sickle. The first part probably makes it more justifiable. A popular joke is to refer to her sickle as the Banana Launcher... because the projectiles she slings are curved and yellow.
* TheMedic: The most heal- and sustain-focused support champion in the game. Unless you manage to reduce her or her carry's HP to 0, they'll both hang back and come back with near-full health a short while later. If you think she's bad now, be aware that there have already been a number of {{nerf}}s to her, like removing her ability to restore her own MP and doubling the cooldown of her heal.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In her old lore she lost her divinity trying to punish Warwick for his terrible disregard for human life... by turning him into a man-wolf. [[AxCrazy He ended up loving it]]. In her revised lore his "curse" is self-inflicted as a result of the elixir he drank although that means that he's looking to carve out Soraka's heart to free himself of it.
* NoSelfBuffs: She can target herself with Astral Blessing but not Infuse. This was a deliberate {{Nerf}} that prevented her from being a completely self-sustaining [[ImplacableMan Implacable Woman]] that literally had no counter.
* PaletteSwap: Once she ascended, her white skin and blue hair traded colors.
* PlantPerson: Dryad Soraka
* PointyEars: Post-remodel she has been given these (except in her Divine skin) to bring her in line with the likes of Janna and Morgana.
* PurpleEyes: Well, she was practically a goddess at one point anyway.
* RapunzelHair: In a ponytail going down below her ''knees''.
* ShootTheMedicFirst: Especially vulnerable to this. The second Soraka steps into a lane she'll more than likely be targeted first to keep her from saving the carry.
* SideBoob: Pre-remodel. Her new model lacks it. And there was much mourning. Fortunately her Divine skin still has it. Her Dryad skin ''almost'' has it, but now she's wearing visible underwear under her narrow tunic.
* SquishyWizard: Yes, she has two heals and an armor buff, but if those are burnt and she's still being chased, she's screwed.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: It's hard to tell with her basic skin because of her [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe bluish-purple skin]], but Soraka is half-naked. Her outfit is basically a narrow poncho with a belt and exposes her entire side. It's far more obvious with her Dryad skin. Or the [[http://leaguehq.org/p/sgallery/pics/yg6r57aklqo/soraka.jpg Chinese art]]. Post-remodel she's much less so -she actually wears a proper dress- but she's still quite scantily clad.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: The straightest example in the game. Her Celestine skin seems to invoke this, with prominent white and gold coloring.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Her alternate skin. Apparently her original form (Divine skin) had blue hair.
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[[folder:Swain, the Master Tactician]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/3/37/Swain_Select.ogg The early bird guts the worm.]]-] ]]

->''"If you haven't yet lost the ability to ask, you may not yet ask for relief."''

Jericho Swain is a mage and Grand General of the Noxian army with no recorded past. His earliest record is of the time when he, as a boy, limped into a Noxian field infirmary with a badly broken leg and a bird perched on his shoulder. He showed no sign of pain whatsoever as the medics set the protruding bone and he left as quickly as he came. When he joined the military years later, he immediately began a meteoric rise through the ranks thanks to his tactical genius and skill as a leader, often getting promotions as his superiors requested to be placed under his command. Despite undoubtedly being Noxus' strongest military asset, no one really knows for sure who (or what) he really is, or what role the strange bird plays in his exceptional mind.

Swain is a mage-fighter champion who can take a lot more punishment than the usual fragile mage, while also dealing powerful sustained damage on his own. His passive, ''Carrion Renewal'', restores some of his mana whenever he kills an enemy unit, and even more if he kills or helps kill an enemy champion. His first ability, ''Decrepify'', sends his pet raven to fire a beam of energy at an enemy target, damaging and slowing them until the duration ends or they run away from the raven. His second ability, ''Nevermove'', creates a magical mark at a nearby area that, after a brief delay, will make giant talons erupt from it, damaging and immobilizing all enemies inside. His third ability, ''Torment'', curses a nearby enemy unit, dealing damage over time and increasing all damage they take from Swain for a brief duration. With his ultimate ability, ''Ravenous Flock'', Swain will, at the cost of some mana per second, transform into a gigantic, six-eyed demon raven that constantly sends more ravens to attack nearby enemies, damaging them and healign Swain for a portion of the damage dealt. His ultimate can be turned on or off at will, but the mana cost increases every second, quickly draining his mana reserves if he isn't careful.

Swain's alternate skins include Northern Front Swain, Bilgewater Swain, and Tyrant Swain.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AchillesHeel: Ravenous Flock's sustain makes him a notoriously tough bastard to bring down. Solution? Apply Grevious Wounds from summoner spell Ignite, an item like Morellonomicon, or an ability like Miss Fortune's Impure Shots, and watch the healing get cut in half for a few moments.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He might be crippled, but he's still a powerful mage whose demonic ravens will tear you apart.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Rose to power after defeating Boram Darkwill's son in a duel, who was the only opposition to Swain for the position of Grand General after Boram's passing. Had already gained a lot of respect and support among the military command and the Noxian public due to Swain being the only General actively fighting on the battlefield due to the Kalamanda incident, and his battles on Summoner's Rift in the League of Legends (which are broadcasted matches in-universe and source of entertainment).
* CaptainErsatz: Some of his backstory implies that Swain may have died as a child and was resurrected under the control of a demon crow, [[Franchise/TheCrow which is a familiar-sounding origin]].
* {{Combos}}: Torment first for extra damage on all his abilities, Decrepify next to slow (making it easier to land Nevermore), Nevermore to root them in place, then finally Ravenous Flock and Ignite to pour damage onto his helpless victim.
* TheChessmaster: Normally this, though he can really grab the IdiotBall regarding Demacia's knight and king pieces...
* CreepyRavens: He turns into a gigantic demonic one, as well as having demonic raven minions
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Unlike most mages Swain doesn't burst you with three or four spells, he basically throws so much stuff at you at once you die after a while. EyeBeams, green fire, demon crows...
* DevelopmentGag: [[WordOfGod According to Phreak]], his ability that ensnares enemies with raven claws was supposed to be called [[Literature/TheRaven Nevermore]]. Developers called it [[{{Pun}} Nevermove]] and forgot to correct the name before launch. Some players didn't read the ability carefully and think it's actually called Nevermore anyway!
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: He has different emotes when you type /t in Raven form. And if you type /j three times...
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/7e/SwainRaven.joke1.ogg "You're SERIOUSLY asking a GIANT DEMON BIRD for a JOKE?"]]''\\
''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/9e/SwainRaven.joke2.ogg "Seriously? AGAIN? Just DROP IT!"]]''\\
''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/48/SwainRaven.joke3.ogg "Think logically for one sec-CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAW"]][[note]]This is a reference to Fiddlesticks' infamous Ultimate attack, which is a cloud of crows that appears out of nowhere to attack, going CAW CAW CAW all the while.[[/note]]''
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Some speculate that the raven may be the one controlling him.
* EvilOldFolks: Can't be younger than 50 and he's still the ruthless, tyrannical leader of Noxus.
* EvilOverlord: He was made the high-general of Noxus and his Tyrant Swain skin was released at the same time.
* EyeBeams: Not him, Decrepify has one of his demonic ravens do this to his target, slowing them down as long as they're in range.
* EyepatchOfPower: His [[{{Pirate}} Bilgewater Swain]] skin.
* FeatheredFiend: Evil birds are pretty much his theme.
* FeelNoPain: His earliest appearance in any records was when he limped into an infirmary with a compound fracture in his leg. He gave no sign of pain, even as the bone was snapped back into place. He requested a spare crutch and hobbled away. The bird never left his shoulder.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: There isn't much known about Swain except for his meteoric rise through the Noxian ranks. No one knows where he came from, how he got into the army, or what the raven on his shoulder really is. Reached its zenith as of the final Journal of Justice entry, which reports that Swain has officially become the Grand General of Noxus, the highest position in the state.
* GradualGrinder: Compared to most other mages, his kit is based more around effects that deal damage over time rather than sheer burst damage. He has one ability that deals high immediate damage, and it's typically used because it also provides an area of effect snare. However, like Morgana and Malzahar, if Swain lands the snare and throws all his damage-over-time at once (including an Ignite), two of which require staying within range of him, it can be just as bad as getting bursted down.
* HandicappedBadass: He has a very noticeable limp from a severe leg injury from his youth. Despite this, his magical ability and tactical genius made him one of Noxus' most valuable military assets and he eventually still managed to rise to Grand General rank. Tyrant Swain does away with his limp, however.
* HealingFactor: His ultimate keeps restoring health to him when damaging something and his passive restores a sizable amount of mana per enemy target killed to keep his ultimate going. It's not for nothing he has a reputation for being infinitely sustainable when used right.
* HumanoidAbomination: Possibly.
* IdiotBall: While otherwise a brilliant tactician, Swain has a ''severe'' habit of underestimating Jarvan and Garen, the BashBrothers of Demacia. It was to the point that he brought no backup with him when he ambushed Jarvan at the league. He got lanced through the chest, lifted up by the neck, slammed against the wall, and nearly choked to death as a result.
* InsufferableGenius: As a tactician and strategist himself, he has some back-talk to the summoner controlling him.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/0/0e/Swain.move8.ogg How OBVIOUS.]]''
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/73/Swain.move5.ogg I'm *five* steps ahead of you.]]''
* MagikarpPower: Like Anivia and her Glacial Storm, Swain's power is subpar prior to reaching level 6 and once he has access to Ravenous Flock, he runs into severe mana problems using it for more than few seconds. In due time, he goes from being a moderate nuisance to a terror once he accumulates a sufficient mana pool and tankiness from his build, as the direct metric of his usefulness is how long both will keep him alive as he devastates in demonic raven form.
* ManaMeter: For most mages, the mana meter determines how many spells they can cast before they run dry. In Swain's case, he needs to keep an extra close eye on it since it costs a ''lot'' to stay in his raven form continuously.
* ManipulativeBastard: Is really shaping up to be one of these.
* MightyGlacier: Slow and has nothing to aid his mobility, but can fry anything he encounters with his combo and has survivability sufficient to allow him to walk right into a mob and not have to worry too much about making it out alive.
* ObfuscatingDisability: Joked about in his dance, in which he carefully looks around him, then lets go of his cane and dances wildly. Also potentially made canon, as his Tyrant Swain skin -- which depicts his successful attainment of the highest military rank in Noxus -- has no limp.
* OldFlame: Hinted towards High Councilor Vessaria in his League Judgement, if their conversation (and the latter caressing the former's cheek) is anything to go by. If not, then at the very least, they do seem to know each other somehow.
** More heavily hinted with fellow League champion LeBlanc. In her [[http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=315591 League Judgement]], her memory is one where she meets Swain not long after she becomes the Matron of the Black Rose. They drink tea, reveal that Swain used to be part of the Black Rose, and notably LeBlanc is upset that Swain had to give up a part of his identity in order to reach the status he currently has in Noxus, to the point she reached out and held his hand. On Swain's part, he says he [[ShipTease "made sacrifices. But I made them for us."]]
* OneWingedAngel: Downplayed. His demon-raven form transformation from an evil sorcerer certainly turns him into a deadly monster but this form (though powerful and resilient) is by no means invincible and [[PhlebotinumBreakdown can inconveniently end the moment he's out of mana.]]
* PetTheDog: He's quoted as complimenting the power of Sona's music, which is probably one of the nicest things he's mentioned to do.
* PragmaticVillainy: One of the reasons he overthrew the previous Grand General is because of the former Noxian regime's tendency to waste resources doing somewhat petty things ForTheEvulz, like sending assassins to kill the smith responsible for forging King Jarvan III's ''crown'' (in Poppy's backstory) instead of someone actually useful to the Demacian war effort. He himself is ruthlessly efficient and believes that a competent regime doesn't need to resort to KickTheDog to intimidate people.
* {{Pirate}}: Bilgewater Swain trades his crow for a parrot, not to mention the obligatory eyepatch and pegleg.
* SquishyWizard: Averted. Extremely durable for a mage; while not as ridiculous as Morgana, he can still take a good beating with ease and [[ICanStillFight keep on fighting]] as Ravenous Flock continually heals him.
* StopPokingMe: While not quite clicking, a similar effect can be noted above from TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything -- Swain does not take well to you repeatedly asking a giant demon bird to tell a joke.
* TacticalWithdrawal: He's quoted as saying this verbatim in the info for the Retreat ping.
* TheStrategist: A bit of StoryAndGameplaySegregation here. While in the backstory, he's almost entirely responsible for every political upheaval or underhanded Noxian ploy that wasn't caused by [=LeBlanc=], in-game, his being a ''Master Tactician'' is not reflected in any of his abilities, which are fairly standard mage spells. He is one of the most combo reliant mages alongside [=LeBlanc=] and Veigar, and his abilities ''are'' geared towards making fights more one-sided. He even lampshades this in his /joke command:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/2f/Swain.joke.ogg "If we approach strategically from the flank...]] [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer ah, who am I kidding? Let's just morph and eat them]]."''
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can switch from human to demon-raven form at will, though there's a short cooldown before he can go back to raven form again.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: An interesting case is that the state of Noxus itself is the 'villain' to many of the other factions of Runeterra except Zaun or the Shadow Isles, with Swain being one of the most iconic Noxian champions. So while he is a 'villain' to others, he is effectively a 'national hero' to Noxus itself. Notably it is mentioned in his League backstory that he was ''already'' on the rise to power prior to becoming a champion in League of Legends, but was removed from active duty due to his political rivals. When Demacia started placing more champion representatives in the League, Swain got recalled to active duty primarily to represent Noxus in the League. These matches are broadcasted in-universe, meaning that Swain's exploits on Summoner's Rift became known to the Noxus public. There were several other PR methods, both legitimate and shady, that was used to sway public and political support to Swain's side over the course of League lore:
** During the Ionia vs Noxus event, the Journal of Justice ran an article that explained why Swain wasn't up for champ selection during the match. He had recently been promoted and there was a gala being held in his honor. At this gala, LeBlanc was his date and the article particularly noted how it was rare to see the Matron out in public at all, and that she 'hung onto (Swain's) arm' during the whole event. This had the effect of showing the Black Rose's unabashed support for Swain.
** Darius' introduction was framed around his loyalty and support for Swain as his right-hand man and muscle. Given his personality and position in the Noxian military command, he represents Noxus' respect for strength and results. Darius has practical reasons for choosing to follow Swain, which would reflect the majority of the military command's reasoning as well - that Swain was simply the strongest and most intelligent among the Generals. His public support of Swain would also contribute to the political position that Swain was attaining.
** During the Kalamanda incident (aka the introduction of the Dominion map event), Swain was on-site as a representative of the Noxian military, butting heads with Demacian forces led by his nemesis Jarvan IV. However, Jarvan IV was noted as acting out-of-character during the whole time, and it was he who attacked Swain first. In the high resolution version of the published image of the fight between Jarvan IV and Swain in raven form, one can clearly see it is LeBlanc's face reflected in Swain's breastplate as he is facing 'Jarvan', adding to his uncharacteristic behavior up to that point, it is pretty much confirmed that it was LeBlanc masquerading as Jarvan the entire time, working in cahoots with Swain. The result is that Swain appears as being the innocent party because he did not instigate the fight; instead he appears to be defending Noxus' rights to Kalamanda against an aggressive Demacia. The Journal of Justice article on the incident also noted that effectively made Swain the only General on active duty on an actual battlefield. This elevates Swain's popularity within the military high command as well as with the Noxian public.
** The last political rival to Swain for the position of Grand General was one of Boram Darkwill's sons, Kevan Darkwill. During the duel, Swain notably never used his strongest ability - that is to turn into a giant demon raven. It is heavily hinted that until the last moment, it was likely LeBlanc who was fighting in his stead due to the lack of his signature abilities being used and that one of the quotes 'he' was saying was a quote that LeBlanc often uses. The killing blow/execution was also dealt by Darius and not him. Although this is purely speculation, the effect might be to belittle Kevan by showing that Swain did not see him worth fighting to his full capacity and that he was not an opponent worth personally killing. Another possibility as to why Swain would not turn into a raven, is that Noxus is officially described as xenophobic by Riot - Swain might not have wanted to turn into a raven so that the Noxian public would not be reminded of his non-human abilities.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Heavily limited by his ManaMeter even by mage standards due to his Ravenous Flock consuming increasingly more mana over time. He's one of few spellcasters in the game that can have Tear of The Goddess, Chalice of Harmony, and the Ancient Golem buff and ''still'' run dry.
** The summoner spell Ignite (and any source of Grevious Wounds) is basically Swain's Kryptonite, since he relies very heavily on regenerating from Ravenous Flock and halving that healing is a huge OhCrap moment for his summoner.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: For all his talk about strategy and tactics, Swain doesn't have too many options outside "tactical withdrawal" and "kill everything in front of him with magic".
* WhosLaughingNow: It's highly advisable to your distance from him because of his proximity-reliant spells. Due to him being a MightyGlacier, an assassin that attempts to all-in him (as if he were a squishier foe) but fails to kill him will likely regret that decision as he holds them in place, pours on the damage, and heals a good deal of it back.
* WickedCultured: Is mentioned to attend some of Sona's concerts, so presumably he has a bit of free time in between his scheming and running of a powerful city-state.
* WorthyOpponent: Averted. He's got too much of an ego to consider anyone to be on his level.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/be/Swain.taunt.ogg Another opponent, another disappointment.]]''
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[[folder:Syndra, the Dark Sovereign]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/96/Syndra_Select.ogg So much untapped power.]]-] ]]

->''"Power belongs to those who can wield it."''
-->--'''Syndra'''

Even at a young age, Syndra's latent magical abilities were frighteningly powerful. The elders of her village, fearful of her recklessness, sent her to a remote temple to learn magic under the guide of an elderly mage. Although she learned much, she felt that her powers were not growing as quickly as they once were and she eventually confronted her mentor. He revealed that he had been dampening her power and, when she ordered him to release her from the spell, he threatened to take her powers away permanently. Syndra became enraged and killed her mentor, releasing her potential. Claiming his temple as her fortress, Syndra was free to harness more of her ever-growing power. Living in isolation, she participates in the League as her personal stomping grounds with the summoners well aware of what happens if they try to exert the same restraints on her.

Syndra is a mage-support champion with a complex ability set based around summoning and manipulating spheres of dark energy that rewards a skilled user with strong damage. Her passive, ''Trascendent'', enhances each of her abilities when they reach their max level. Her first ability, ''Dark Sphere'', summons a sphere of dark energy at a nearby area, damaging all enemies around it, that will remain there for a short time an can be manipulated by her other abilities. When it reaches max rank, ''Trascendent'' increases the damage the sphere deals to enemy champions. Her second ability, ''Force of Will'', telekinetically lifts a nearby enemy minion or ''Dark Sphere'' for a brief duration and, when the ability is reactivated, hurls it at a nearby area, damaging and slowing all enemies when it lands. When it reaches max rank, ''Trascendent'' increases the duration of the slowing effect. Her third ability, ''Scatter the Weak'', sends out a wave of dark energy that damages and knocks back all enemies in a cone in front of her. Any ''Dark Spheres'' in the same area are also sent flying backwards, stunning all enemies they collide with. When it reaches max rank, ''Trascendent'' increases the width of the cone. Her ultimate ability, ''Unleashed Power'', summons three ''Dark Spheres'' and hurls them, along with any other on the field, at a nearby enemy, dealing heavy damage for each sphere. The spheres will then remain around the target for a brief duration. When it reaches max rank, ''Trascendent'' increases the range of the ability.

Syndra's alternate skins include Justicar Syndra and Atlantean Syndra.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AwesomeButImpractical: For the majority of players, fielding Syndra in the mid lane makes them a liability as her high AOE damage is depends rigorously on executing several combos and not screwing up when a smart enemy team will not give her the time to maximize this damage, making other AP mids more preferable for their faster burst and more forgiving combos. That being said, those that take the time to master her can turn it around and make it DifficultButAwesome.
* CaptainErsatz:
** Her backstory is awfully similar to that of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey]] and her transformation into Dark Phoenix.
** People have also mentioned she looks a bit similar to [[MortalKombat Sindel]] with her hair and floating. Hell, their names even sound similar.
* CleavageWindow: A key part of her {{Stripperiffic}} evil sorceress look.
* DarkIsEvil: Played straight with her default skin and her violet-black orbs.
** LightIsNotGood: Justicar Syndra might swap it out for a light-based theme, but she's just as power-hungry and callous.
* DifficultButAwesome: While Syndra is frail and has little in the way of self-defense, she also has the potential to deal fantastic [=AoE=] damage constantly, applying multiple forms of crowd control to boot. Together with Cassiopeia and Orianna (with whom she forms a sort of trinity of "disturbingly attractive female skillshot-based AP mid champions") she is the third champion to receive a difficulty rating of 100 out of 100.
** Unlike most other mages she is ''best'' suited for an extended fight, due to Scatter the Weak and Unleashed Power's reliance of Dark Spheres being summoned first. This, and her sheer level of difficulty, can make her an AwesomeButImpractical option, as most players point out that other mages can do as much damage as her with a much easier to land and more forgiving combo.
* DisproportionateRetribution: She murdered her mentor in cold blood by grinding him into paste against the walls, for the grave crime of being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and now, wants to destroy the leadership of Ionia for being "weak".
* EnfanteTerrible: She's basically what Annie would grow up into if she never learns self-control and gets completely drunk on her untapped magical potential. When she was just a child, Syndra intentionally and remorselessly killed her mentor out of malice for the "offense" of putting a PowerLimiter on her.
* GameBreakingBug: She was removed from the game temporarily because Force of Will could be used to grab ahold of the blue buff golem... and pretty much keep it in the bubble indefinitely. Junglers were not amused.
** An even worse case was an One for All gamemode bug that would cause one cast of Unleashed Power use spheres from ''all'' Syndra's. Before she was disabled to address the bug, a Syndra could coordinate with her fellow Syndra's to kill a foe with '''[[NoKillLikeOverkill 35 spheres at once]]'''.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Force of Will damages mostly through magic, though picking up a minion or pet and chucking it at her enemy probably helps too.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: They glow purple, and seeing them up-close without promptly getting of her way is liable to spell doom.
* HartmanHips: Look at the [[{{Pun}} splash]] art for [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140412012328/leagueoflegends/images/7/7e/Syndra_AtlanteanSkin.jpg Atlantean Syndra]]. It cannot be denied.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Their Own Petard]]: She's capable of killing an enemy with their own Tibbers, Voidling, Spiderling, mini-turret, etc. The irony is lost on no one.
* InstantDeathRadius: If a Syndra has several spheres already placed around her, best not get too close, especially at low to moderate health. Her full combo will not be very forgiving if you do.
* {{Irony}}: Ionia dampened her powers and sent her to WizardingSchool hoping she could learn control, but Syndra's love of her magical power led her to kill her master and go out of control.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Syndra cares nothing for anyone except herself.
* {{Jerkass}}: Disregards any (perfectly valid) concerns people raise about the dangers of her unrestricted power use, remorsely murders the elderly man tasked with teaching her restraint and seems to think she has [[IrrationalHatred some cause for revenge against the leaders of Ionia]] because they're apparently somehow "weak". To be fair, though, she is essentially a moody teenager with FAR too much power.
* MagikarpPower: Every high-AP-ratio mage becomes more powerful over time but Syndra deserves mention for having an additional mechanism that adds even more power onto a skill she's maxed out (5 of 5 skill levels). She can start doing this at level 9; heaven help you when she reaches level 16 and has 3 of her 4 skills affected by Transcendent, including her ultimate.
* MakingASplash: Atlantean Syndra swaps out her Darkness powers for water.
* MightMakesRight: She believes she has the right to do what she want with her magic because seemingly no one can stop her (at least for now).
* MysticalWhiteHair: Of a decidedly villainous sort, making her also subject to WhiteHairBlackHeart.
* NiceHat: She has a huge set of headgear on her head.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Her mentor's attempts to keep her from getting carried away with her power ironically caused precisely that to happen.
* OminousFloatingCastle: She turned her old school into one, all by herself.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Has the potential to become one.
* PowerFloats: As demonstrated by her joke, where she hops around on her orbs like stepping stones.
* PowerLimiter: Had one at the WizardingSchool placed on her by her OldMaster. As she was never told this and only found out when she confronted him, she was not amused.
* {{Pun}}: One of her jokes, accompanying her using her dark spheres as stepping stones:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d2/Syndra.joke1.ogg "And they said I lacked balance. Hah!"]]''
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her orbs and her garb are dark-purple and she's ''very'' powerful.
* {{Revenge}}: Did not appreciate that PowerLimiter ''at all''.
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* TeensAreMonsters: Syndra shows exactly what happens when children get immense magical powers ''before'' they've grown up.
* [[TokenEvilTeammate Token Evil Ionian]]: Before Syndra, most of the Ionians playable were heroic warriors who fought against groups like Noxus and Zaun. At least Varus has revenge as a reason for giving into TheCorruption, but Syndra has no such excuse.
* TheUnfettered: In her pursuit of magical power, Syndra fits this to a tee.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Sort of. She certainly did go off the deep end when she killed her master and attained full power, but some of that can be attributed to her basically being a moody teenager with way, way too much power.
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[[folder:Pantheon, the Artisan of War]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pantheon_Square_0_1467.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/8b/Pantheon_Select.ogg They are privileged to die at my feet!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/GavinHammon

->''"I was hoping they had more reinforcements."''
-->-- '''Pantheon''', standing amidst the pieces of a brutalized Noxian battalion.

A member of the Rakkor Tribe, Pantheon was one of the many members who are trained constantly in the Art of War, preferring to fight when their enemies outnumber them at least ten to one. Scoffing at the so-called peace maintained through the League and armed with his Rune Spear, Pantheon entered the League to show the others a thing or two about war and to finally meet [[WorthyOpponent his equal]].

Pantheon is a fighter-assassin champion armed with a spear and shield that he uses to assault and stab enemies, and is mostly known for his ability to leap around the map. His passive, ''Aegis Protection'', stacks every time he attacks a target or casts an ability, completely blocking the next big damaging attack he receives when it reaches four stacks, including turret shots. His first ability, ''Spear Shot'', throws his spear at a nearby enemy, damaging them. With his second ability, ''Aegis of Zeona'', Pantheon leaps to a nearby enemy and bashes them with his shield, damaging and stunning them, and also immediately activating his ''Aegis Protection''. His third ability, ''Heartseeker Strike'', passively makes Pantheon's basic attacks and ''Spear Shot'' deal bonus damage against targets that are very low on health, and can be activated to launch a flurry of spear stabs, damaging all enemies in a cone in front of him. His ultimate ability, ''Grand Skyfall'', makes Pantheon channel for a brief duration, after which he vaults himself high into the air and, after a brief delay, crashes down at a target location in a humongous range, damaging and slowing all enemies in a large area around his landing point.

Pantheon's alternate skins include Myrmidon Pantheon, Ruthless Pantheon, Perseus Pantheon, Full Metal Pantheon, Glaive Warrior Pantheon, and Dragonslayer Pantheon.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AlwaysAccurateAttack: There are other abilities that are guaranteed to hit the target aimed at, but they tend to be magical in nature while Pantheon does this with a ''[[ImprobableAimingSkills spear toss]]''.
* AttackAttackAttack: Like all of the Rakkor champions, Pantheon's kit comes with a very effective way to get ''to'' an enemy, but no way to get ''away'' from them.
** Slightly Subverted, as Grand Skyfall can be used to escape a sticky situation as well as launch yourself at an enemy.
* BladeOnAStick: One with a magically imbued tip, specifically.
* BloodKnight: Natch.
* CaptainErsatz: [[ThreeHundred FOR SPARTA!]]
* TheCavalry: ''Grand Skyfall'' can be used like this, although in a lesser fashion than some like Shen's ''Stand United'' due to not being a Global. An enemy is chasing an ally and is surely catching up to him. And suddenly, there's this huge circle appearing and the enemy will now have a choice: Retreat or pursuit anyway, and then get stomped with a Spartan of death ForMassiveDamage, and then said Spartan of Death proceeds to close the gap, stun, peel down the enemy HP and possibly kill him, and the chased ally may just turn around and join in the fun, killing the enemy.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Leona.
* CriticalHit: If a target is at 15% of their total health or less, Pantheon's basic attacks are guaranteed to CriticalHit against them.
* CrutchCharacter: Like many AD casters, Pantheon is absolutely terrifying, having one of the strongest level twos in the game (doubly so if he's jungling, as he can appear out of nowhere with a targeted stun to ruin your day). And like many AD casters, the lackluster scaling on abilities compared to AP leaves him weak later on in the game.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: The Perseus Pantheon skin. According to his League judgement, Pantheon fought his brother Perseus to the death for the right to join the League, and the rune weapon that Perseus used was a trident.
* DeathFromAbove: His ultimate also doubles as a free teleport.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His Heartseeker Strike active ability is [[NonindicativeName much less precise than the name implies]] and mostly consists of a bunch of strikes made very quickly over an area. On the other hand, it's Heartseeker Strike's ''passive'' effect that causes Pantheon's normal attacks to automatically critical on any enemy with low HP, so it ''sort'' of fits.
* DifficultButAwesome: Pantheon has a bit of a bad reputation amongst the fanbase because a lot of people assume his ult is like Twisted Fate's. If you use it to jump into a fight or to gank someone, most of the time it doesn't work due to the fact they get a pretty obvious warning.
** When used right, a good Pantheon can appear quickly and unexpectedly wherever needed and create gank oppurtunities for his teammates. As noted above, it's essentially a free teleport for when you need to get back into the lane quickly.
* DynamicEntry: Few champions can top leaping halfway across the map then explosively landing spear-first into the fray as an entrance.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Minor case. As a warrior of Rakkor, Pantheon pretty much relies with just your normal fighting skills rather than fancy magic... except that his spear is imbued with magic so it explains how it always heads straight to the enemy. But aside of that one, Pantheon's prowess is purely from normal fighting skills (including that super high jump from Grand Skyfall).
* TheFaceless: His face is always shadowed by his helmet. The only instance of his face being visible is in some of the Chinese artwork, and even then it's still an example of FaceFramedInShadow.
* FinishingMove: His Heartseeker Strike passive makes his autoattack critically hit against opponents at 15% health or less and causes his Spear Shot to do extra damage [[note]]Despite the ability's wording, Spear Shot does not truly critically strike and does not benefit from critical strike damage.[[/note]]
* GlassCannon: With his passive, he's a bit tougher than your average glass cannon, but Pantheon needs to win his fights fast.
** LightningBruiser: Oh yes, in addition to his to his passive, he's can be a bit tanky AND deal lots of damage at the same time. In fact, he can still be a powerful threat by just building 1-2 defensive items.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The only part of his face that can be seen. They look orange in his artwork, but appear [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] in-game.
* GuideDangIt: The big red circle that indicates Grand Skyfall's landing zone not only marks the damage radius, it also designates where he can land. Yes, you can land somewhere other than the center of it. It's not noted anywhere and the number of players that don't know this is quite astounding.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: If Pantheon throws his spear, it is GOING to hit you. ''He does not miss.'' That said, the weapon itself is imbued with magic of some kind, which explains how he gets the spear back after throwing it.
* InASingleBound: Grand Skyfall has him reach absurd distances with a single super jump.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Dragonslayer Pantheon. He even grows dragon wings during his ultimate!
* ItsRainingMen: If at any point you notice a big red circle where you're standing, ''get out of it'' before the angry Spartan comes crashing down from the sky and lands on you.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His passive fully blocks any attack that does more than 40 damage, including tower shots.
* PlayingWithFire: Dragonslayer Pantheon
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Boy howdy.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/8b/Pantheon_Select.ogg "They are ''privileged'' to die at my feet]].'' '' [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/db/Pantheon.attack3.ogg They ''disgrace'' the art of War!"]]''
* RatedMForManly: If the fact he's basically a Spartan is not obvious enough, his spear throws ''always'' hit, and his ultimate is ''jumping into the air to drop down halfway across the map''. Before it was {{Nerf}}ed, he could drop onto ''any spot of the map''.
** Fans nickname him "Mantheon" and his ult a "Mandrop".
* RealMenWearPink:
** His first joke:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/9b/Pantheon.joke1.ogg "MY PROFESSION?! You know, now that I think of it, I've always wanted to be a baker."]]''
** In case your response to this was something along the lines of "Oh, it's just a joke" his second joke command verifies it.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/1/10/Pantheon.joke2.ogg "Yes, a baker."]]''
* ScaryBlackMan: His Myrmidon skin.
* SculptedPhysique: Just like the real ancient Spartans and Greeks, Pantheon's breastplate is shaped like a muscular man's torso.
* ShieldBash: How he stuns targets when he jumps to them.
* ShockwaveStomp: No, moving slightly away from his ultimate target of impact won't save you. Do yourself a favor and clear the area fully.
* TheSpartanWay: Played with, he hails from an obvious fictional counterpart of Sparta that selects its warriors through a ritualized fight to the death, but it's half because of this trope and half because their food stores are constantly strained.
* SupremeChef: {{Fanon}} paints him as being an exquisite baker based on his joke. The image of a tough, manly Spartan {{Expy}} in an apron and chef hat is quite amusing.
* TapOnTheHead: A side-effect of his ShieldBash ability.
* UnderwearOfPower: In the aforementioned Ruthless Pantheon skin.
* UndyingLoyalty: As the Rakkor's Paragon, he's very loyal to the tradition. Leona's Judgment reveal that when Leona was about to be executed, Pantheon would not let their childhood friendship get in the way of the way of the Rakkor and could have obeyed the order from the elder to join in executing her until the Solari intervened.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: In-universe example. Pantheon is sent to participate to League of Legends because the new League system abolished war and makes people forget about the Rakkors, those who show their existence through wars. He's in the League to ensure his tribe and ways do not get buried and forgotten through the passage of time.
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[[folder: Pentakill]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pentakillicon_2006.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:116:We are known as Pentakill, and we shall rock as no other.]]

Pentakill is an in-universe rock band comprised of 5 League champions - Karthus, the lead singer, Mordekaiser, the lead guitarist, Sona, the keyboardist/rhythm guitarist, Yorick, the bassist, and Olaf, the drummer.

Started in the underground music scene of Zaun by Mordekaiser and Sona, they emerged in the genre "Techma-Tune" among other bands as Yordle Mothership and Tainted Nexus, Mordekaiser and Sona found massive success for their otherwise small band. While Mordekaiser said he was drawn to the disease and sickness in Zaun's underground scene, Sona's reasons are unknown (Perhaps for obvious reasons). When an interviewer asked if they would grow, Mordekaiser said the band was indeed recruiting. Later, it was discovered they recruited Karthus, Yorick, and Olaf into their band and they released a record called Death Rides a Pale Boar. Despite Karthus' drinking problem, they became the most popular rock band in Valoran's history.

On May 27th, Riot Games previewed a special event, "Pentakill Rises." This event was accompanied by the song "Lightbringer" and the knowledge that, on June 3rd, a whole 8 song album called "Smite and Ignite" would be released for the players to enjoy. This is along with Karthus' visual update, and small updates to Pentakill Mordekaiser and Sona's models.

See the character's individual trope folders for tropes related to them. This entry is for tropes related to the Pentakill band and their songs.

'''Associated Tropes'''

* AllGuitarsAreStratocasters: Subverted - In fact, Mordekaiser's guitar is more weapon than instrument. All of Pentakill's songs must only be in one tuning. Yorick's bass somewhat plays the trope straight, without knobs.
* [[BlindMusician Mute Musician]]: Sona is still mute.
* DumbAndDrummer: Olaf isn't exactly dumb, but he's probably the most simple minded member of the band.
* IAmTheBand: Karthus, when drunk and angry, certainly thinks so.
--> '''Karthus''': I can't believe you $#*ing guys are going make me quit drinking. I mean, what would I do without booze, huh? You can't really expect me to do this sober!
--> '''Mordekaiser''': Karthus, you really have to see how you've contributed here. It isn't our fault you can't hold your liquor – you haven't got a stomach. Besides, you were going strong until you took those six hits off Sona's [[DoubleEntendre Oracle's Elixir]]. I could understand if you were the support, but that's just irresponsible. Tell him, Sona.
--> '''Sona''': …
--> '''Karthus''': Hey [[PrecisionFStrike @#$& you]], you ^$*ing #$*@s! I !$#^ing carry this %&^*ing band! Who the *&%$ing @!#$ do you &%#$s think you are making me get clean? @#%^ing %^&# this $%#@, I'm going to @%^$ing kill whoever you @#^$ing hire and then drink vast quantities of mead. @#%#!
--> '''Olaf''': Well, I don't think anybody's going to top that. Um… our new record, Death Rides a Pale Boar is in stores now. And don't steal it because, you know… we'll kill you.
* MetalHead: No pun intended for Mordekaiser, but he and Karthus both headbang in their dance emotes. All of the skins invoke this in some way.
* InstrumentOfMurder: All of the Pentakill skins use their instruments as weapons.
* MeaningfulName: All of the song names in "Smite and Ignite" are named after League of Legends items. And Smite and Ignite are both summoner spells.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Yorick is the only band member not in an interview so far. He's also most likely the least played champion in the band by the players.
* ThePowerOfRock
* RhymingWithItself: The song "Lightbringer" rhymes 'hope' with itself in the second verse.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Orb of Winter", which sounds like Sona composed and performed the whole thing.
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[[folder:Poppy, the Iron Ambassador]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/PoppySquare_6770.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f6/Poppy_Select.ogg Valoran will know harmony.]]-] ]]

->

->''"Poppy may be small, but Whomper -- or her will -- is not."''

A Yordle who used to work at her father's smithy. Her father was killed by Noxian assassins while transporting a helmet commissioned by a general of Demacia, but Poppy took it upon herself to finish her father's delivery. The general was so impressed with her iron-willed determination he sent a recommendation back to Bandle City, who instituted her as ambassador of the Yordles to Demacia. With her father's hammer Whomper, she joined the League to crush Noxus.

Poppy is a fighter-assassin champion whose abilities are geared largely towards going after and quickly taking out a single opponent of the enemy team, making her a very bulky assasin. Her passive, ''Valiant Fighter'', halves any damage that exceeds 10% of her current health, giving her great resistance to bursts of damage and making her deceptively tanky when she gets low on health. Her first ability, ''Devastating Blow'', makes her next basic attack deal bonus damage equal to a percentage of the target's maximum health. Her second ability, ''Paragon of Demacia'', passively increases her armor and attack damage everytime she receives or deals damage stacking up to five times, and can be activated to give her maximum stacks and grant her a movement speed bonus for a brief duration. With her third ability, ''Heroic Charge'', Poppy tackles a nearby enemy, damaging then and pushing the target back with her. If they collide with terrain, the target is stunned and is damaged again. Her ultimate ability, ''Diplomatic Immunity'', makes Poppy focus on a nearby enemy champion so intensly that, for a brief duration, she becomes completely immune to damage and crowd control effects from other enemies, and also deals bonus damage against that target.

Poppy's alternate skins include Blacksmith Poppy, Noxian Poppy, Lollipoppy, Ragdoll Poppy, Battle Regalia Poppy, and Scarlet Hammer Poppy.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* ActionGirl: Charges straight into the vanguard and starts bashing faces in. She's notable for being the only Yordle classified as a pure fighter (Rumble is a fighter-hybrid mix) and she's female, no less.
* {{Ambadassador}}
-->''"[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/6/64/Poppy.attack4.ogg Let me demonstrate 'hammer diplomacy'!"]]''
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: [[http://media.curse.com/CommunityServer.Components.SiteFiles/127284/News/Poppy.jpg This is your Poppy.]] [[http://image.uuu9.com/pcgame/lol//UploadFiles//201008/201008111416053064.jpg This is your Poppy on Chinese art.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Even by melee carry standards, a fed Poppy is one of the scariest possible things late-game, being able to 1v5 reliably and fairly easily. However, she has a good risk of getting shut down before then and becoming rather useless if the enemy team is aware of this possibility. There is basically no middle-ground between being dead weight and single-handedly carrying because of how binary she tends to be.
* BadassAdorable[=/=]CuteBruiser: She's a Yordle warrior, of course she is (though less so than Tristana or Lulu).
* DropTheHammer: She calls it Whomper for good reason.
* FoeTossingCharge: Her 'Heroic Charge' ability will knock back even champions twice her size.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Her Scarlet Hammer skin is actually quite menacing, largely due to these.
* GoodIsBoring: Poppy doesn't have a joke. Or rather, she ''does'' have a joke command -- her [[NoSenseOfHumour commenting that she doesn't know any jokes]].
* ICallItVera: "Whomper"
* ICanStillFight: Her passive works best when she has low health, practically halving all damage she receives when below a certain threshold.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Poppy's role is essentially to use her ult to brutally beat to death one member (usually the most deadly) of the enemy team very quickly and efficiently, however, she ''might'' not survive the getaway after the enemy is dead. Or you could target the least threatening person on their team, ignore him/her completely and make to smash in the enemy carry with invulnerability.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Battle Regalia Poppy pulls off the look.
* LightningBruiser: Her Paragon of Demacia skill makes her pretty darn speedy.
* MagikarpPower: Has a bad early game due to her atrocious farming, but becomes an unstoppable force of destruction capable of winning an entire game on her own once she gets her core items. A common joke is that Poppy doesn't farm minions, she farms champions. Changes to the meta over time have made Poppy's early game issues less significant. She is a passable jungler and a strong solo top vs most AD top lane champions. Farming has become a lot less about how many creeps you can sweep up in a few moves, and more about beating your opponent to death in the lane, therefore preventing him from getting farm while you take the creep waves free and clear. Poppy is, if anything, ''really'' good at fighting, even in the early game.
* MyGreatestFailure: Riot themselves have admitted that she's, together with Sion, one of their worst designed champions gameplay-wise, mainly because of her incredibly powerful ultimate and how non-flexible she is (she either dominates the game, or is useless). She has a really bad early game, which makes her un-fun during that time period, but if she actually gets fed she can trainwreck an entire team by herself at late game. She has no hard counters, since her ult basically makes her invincible for 8 seconds, more than enough time to kill or heavily damage the whole team if she targets a non-threatening opponent with it. Since she's hard to play, she isn't seen much in high-level games, but Riot has admitted that if she did, they would need to heavily nerf her.
* NoSenseOfHumour:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/86/Poppy.joke.ogg "Jokes? I don't know any jokes."]]''
* NoSell: Diplomatic Immunity doesn't just negate damage, but all forms of debuff and crowd control from anyone but her target
* OneManArmy: A Poppy focusing on attack damage or a mixture of attack and ability damage can easily butcher the entire enemy team single-handedly and essentially eliminate even the basic concept of a teamfight come endgame. And, unlike other melee carries, she's FAR harder to shut down once she reaches that state.
** For reference, Poppy can stomp ''Jax,'' generally considered the king of one-on-one once he has the items he needs.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: It doesn't matter how big a champ is, she can shove them with her charge
* TakeUpMySword: Well, hammer anyway.
* TechnicalPacifist: She wants peace, and makes some references to diplomacy. [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption Of course, there is none in the game]].
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Literally. She's an ambassador but on the Fields of Justice the only diplomacy to be found is the weapon or spell in your hand.
* YouKilledMyFather: Noxian spies killed her father, and so she joined their rival, Demacia, to fight against them.
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[[folder:Quinn and Valor, Demacia's Wings]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/e4/Quinn_Select.ogg Justice takes wing.]]-] ]]

->''"Most soldiers only rely on their weapons. Few truly rely on each other."''

Quinn spent the days of her youth going on adventures with her brother in the Demacian countryside, dreaming of becoming a true knight of the crown, a nearly impossible feat considering her commoner lineage. One such adventure ended in tragedy, however, as Quinn's brother was killed in an accident. One year later, when Quinn returned to the site to grieve for her brother, she found a wounded Demacian eagle, a rare and beautiful bird. As she nursed the eagle back to health, Quinn saw the same quality in it that she saw in her brother, naming the bird Valor. The two became an amazing team, quickly rising to distinction in the Demacian military. As their accomplishments grew, Quinn's long-abandoned dream of knighthood became a reality as she now fights to defend her homeland. Thanks to Jarvan and Garen's recommendation, Quinn and Valor have ended up in the League to serve as part of Demacia's new approach to combat with crossbow and bird in tow.

Quinn is a marksman-fighter champion who uses her eagle companion Valor to track and focus her targets, and can trade places with him to chase down and execute opponents. With her passive, ''Harrier'', Valor periodically swoops down on a nearby enemy marking them as ''Vulnerable'' and causing Quinn's next basic attack against them to deal bonus damage. Her first ability, ''Blinding Assault'', sends Valor flying forward until he collides with an enemy unit, slashing all nearby foes and also blinding them for a brief duration. Her second ability, ''Heightened Senses'', passively increases Quinn's attack and movement speed for a brief duration when she attacks a ''Vulnerable'' target, and can be activated to make Valor reveal all enemies in a large area around her. With her third ability, ''Vault'', Quinn dashes at a nearby enemy and then jumps back a short distance, damaging, slowing and marking them as ''Vulnerable''. Her ultimate ability, ''Tag Team'', replaces Quinn with Valor for a duration, changing into a melee champion. Valor has greatly increased movement speed (less so when in combat), and his abilities are a variation of Quinn's: ''Harrier'' is disabled, ''Blinding Assault'' slashes and blinds all nearby enemies, ''Heightened Senses'' grants him the attack speed bonus passively and ''Vault'' doesn't make him jump backwards. Additionally, at the end of the duration or when the ability is reactivated Quinn returns to the battlefield, performing a ''Skystrike'' as she does that blankets the area around her with arrows, damaging all surrounding foes based on their missing health.

Quinn's alternate skins include Phoenix Quinn and Woad Scout Quinn, turning Valor into a Phoenix and a white owl, respectively.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AffirmativeActionGirl: Of sorts; it's generally believed that she was given the name 'Quinn' just because the community had been complaining that Q was the only letter of the alphabet not yet represented by a champion. The name 'Quinn' had already been suggested several times by members of the community to address this oversight before she was finally revealed.
--> '''[[WordOfGod RiotRuaan:]]''' ''"We chose the name because it fit her. We wanted something short, pointed, and intelligent-sounding, and Quinn really fit the bill. It's also an androgynous name, we didn't want something overly-feminine. The fact that it starts with "Q" and finishes up our alphabet is a cool side bonus, though."''
* AnimalEyeSpy: One of her abilities, using Valor to reveal the surrounding area, implies this.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/80/Quinn.move02.ogg "A bird's eye view is the best advantage."]]''
* AssistCharacter: Valor, to Quinn. Considering the League of Legends staff loves to apply fighting game style mechanics in their game, this is probably intentional.
* AutomaticCrossbows: Her WeaponOfChoice is a custom make which Jarvan IV commissioned personally while Quinn herself heavily influenced the design.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Best shown in her journal-teaser: King Jarvan the Third's order to capture Talon for the murder of four Demacians, as well as attempting to strike at The King himself, was scribbled with notes pointing out the flaws in logic and why Talon likely wasn't behind said murders.
* BadassCape: Has a distinctive feathery/wing look to it.
* BadassNormal: Unlike other marksmen with magic or hextect augmented weapons, all she has is a custom-made crossbow, highly competent ranger skills, and a Badass eagle helping her out.
* BareYourMidriff: As Woad Scout Quinn.
* TheBeastmaster: Eagle? check. Uses it in combat? Check.
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Valor, her eagle companion.
* BlingOfWar: Quinn was promoted into the ranks of the elite in Demacia, and as such got herself the standard fare of royal blue and golden yellow armor. Even so, the colors are more subdued than Jarvan's or Garen's.
* BoringButPractical: Heightened Senses reveals enemies in a decent-sized radius and gives Quinn some Attack Speed and Movement Speed when she attacks a target marked by Valor. The vision part isn't very impressive, but very useful to avoid having to facecheck brushes or spotting incoming ambushes. It's slightly less boring when Quinn switches to Valor since he passively gets high Attack Speed from the ability, not to mention revealing enemies is even more useful when he has the mobility and power to hunt down targets he spots.
** Similarly, some players find her ultimate very difficult to pull off in most team-fighting situations with the loss of range of being Valor combined with simultaneously low durability... so those players instead use her ultimate to split-push and break turrets without any enemy champions around with it instead.
* BottomlessMagazines: SubvertedTrope compared to the rest of game's projectile-shooting champions with one of her attack animations following up with her racking her crossbow's firing mechanism back to mimic reloading when it's usually just an AutomaticCrossbow. Of course, she's never actually run out of bolts...
* BringNewsBack: When she journeyed into the Freljord to see what the political situation was, she gave her notes to Valor to take back to Demacia when it looked like the Ice Witch would kill her. Subverted, since she lived to deliver her message in person, and Valor refused to leave her.
* CombatPragmatist: Has hints of this. At the very least, she has no problem commanding Valor to [[GoForTheEye Go For The Eyes]].
--> '''Quinn:''' ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/6/6f/Quinn.Q2.ogg Gouge 'em, Valor!]]''
* CoolHelmet: Goes well with aforementioned BadassCape.
* DareToBeBadass: Her promotional materials and her in-game lines includes this: "Demacia needs heroes."
* DeathByOriginStory: Her twin brother.
* DifficultButAwesome: Easily considered to be one of the hardest AD carries to use properly because her relatively short autoattack range and her ultimate basically making her a melee AD carry assassin. Under skillful hands, however, Quinn can rival Sivir and even Vayne in terms of mobility, killing, and chasing potential and is probably above other marksmen in pure turret-smashing with her ultimate.
* DudeNotFunny: [[invoked]]Her response to Valor's jokes is an exasperated outburst clearly along the lines of this trope, except when Garen is the subject... at which point she'll agree with Valor.
* [[EvilDetectingDog Evil Detecting Eagle]]: Valor [[LickedByTheDog likes]] [[TheHighQueen Ashe]], which is rare; on the other hand, he doesn't like [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Lissandra]] that much, and Quinn notes how similar she is to [[AristocratsAreEvil Demacia nobility]].
* ExposedToTheElements: Woad Scout Quinn is supposed to be a cold weather fighter? Riiiiiiiiiiight.
* {{Expy}}: The red hair, golden armor, green eyes and a Phoenix Valor all alludes to Quinn's phoenix skin looking like a [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Blood Elf]] -- all she's missing is the pointy ears, and with her headgear being what it is, that's almost there too.
* EyeScream: One of her abilities has her send Valor to gouge the enemy's eyes to momentarily blind them. [[CombatPragmatist Handy for harassing other marksmen while preventing them from shooting back at her]].
* FragileSpeedster: She has less range and easily utilized damage than other marksmen, but her movement speed boosts and Vault ability let her run circles around those who don't outrange her.
* GlassCannon: Marksman? Check. [[RunningGag Not named Graves]]? Double check.
** LightningBruiser: Quinn is often used as a solo-laner as well, where she builds a more well-rounded set of items. This lets her take quite a few more hits than your average ADC, while losing none of her mobility, all of which is inherent in her kit. The tradeoff is less damage, but Quinn's kit is ideal for keeping her spaced properly from her targets [[{{CherryTapping}} until she hits them enough.]]
* [[GoForTheEye Go For The Eyes]]: Valor can be commanded to do just this, temporarily blinding foes in a small area once he reaches a target. Quinn will even say the trope's name ad verbatim when commanding Valor.
--> '''Quinn:''' ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/a6/Quinn.Q1.ogg Go for the eyes!]]''
* HopeSpot: So you got away from Quinn and her team, only to hear "Valor to me!"- [[OhCrap now an angry Demacian eagle is in hot pursuit and just revealed where you're hiding]].
* LastOfHisKind: Valor is the only known Demacian Eagle, and they've long been thought extinct. Demacians are on the lookout for additional specimens in the hopes of rebuilding the species.
* KnockKnockJoke: Her jokes are all this. Or rather, ''Valor's'' jokes are all this. And all of them at the expense of fellow Demacian champions.
-->[''Valor perches on Quinn's arm and squawks''] Who's there? [''Valor squawks''] Garen who? [''Valor squawks''] Yeah, I guess he ''does'' say that a lot.
* NotTheIntendedUse: She's sometimes fielded in top lane because between her blind, Vault to back herself out of melee range, and strong chasing/kiting when switching to Valor, she can survive laning against melee champions with gapclosers and even excel against them.
* PerpetualMolt: Prominent in their [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t947FXsTl9o login screen]].
* ThePhoenix: Her alternate skin, complete with flaming effects and combustion upon death.
* RainOfArrows: When Quinn switches back into combat at the end of her ultimate, she launches arrows in an area around her.
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: A little downplayed, but she was still able to track down an assassin who evaded an entire battalion of Demacia's finest.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/ec/Quinn.move09.ogg "There's always a trail."]]''
* SheFu: A vital part of her kit is her Vault ability, jumping into an enemy and then backflipping off them, damaging and slowing them in addition to marking them as vulnerable according to her passive. This tends to be her favored ability to improve against melee opponents with the lower cooldown making it... difficult at best for them to hope to effectively engage her for more than the instant before she uses Vault on them.
* [[SpeaksFluentAnimal Speaks Fluent Eagle]]: Subverted: She and Valor can't actually speak with each other, but they understand each other intuitively enough that they might as well be talking.
---> '''[[WordOfGod RiotRuaan:]]''' ''"Quinn doesn't "speak bird," but she does understand Valor. As a note, I know her in-game jokes KIND of push this a bit too far, but we thought the idea was too funny to pass up."''
* TagTeam: During her ultimate, she disappears and Valor becomes targetable with the same stats as Quinn, but having increased movement speed. Reactivating the ultimate will cause her to reappear and deal damage in an area upon entry, and will once again render Valor untargetable.
* TrueCompanions: Despite Valor being an eagle, it doesn't get much truer -- as reflected in the quote above.
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[[folder:Rammus, the Armordillo]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RammusSquare_2859.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d9/Rammus_Select.ogg OK.]]-] ]]

->''"I've seen a lot of things, but this... this is a first."''
-->-- '''Ezreal''', after first meeting Rammus

Once an armadillo from the Shurima Desert, no one is sure why Rammus journeyed from his homeland to the Plague Jungles. There he found a massive hedge maze, and as he explored it he felt a presence urging him towards his centre. Upon approaching his destination Rammus was knocked unconscious, only to awaken as a new being, much larger and self-aware. Panicking, Rammus set out across Valoran in search of similar individuals, crafting himself a heavy suit of armor to protect himself in his travels. Realising he was unique, Rammus eventually found a new home in the League of Legends, where his special abilties had a place in shaping the world.

Rammus is a tank-fighter champion with great proficiency in tanking physical damage, as well as good mobility and single-target disables. His passive, ''Spiked Shell'', transforms a percentage of his armor into bonus attack damage. His first ability, ''Powerball'', makes Rammus roll into a ball for a duration, progessively gaining movement speed and, upon colliding with an enemy unit, slightly knocks back, damages and slows all nearby foes. With his second ability, ''Defensive Ball Curl'', Rammus exposes his shell for a duration, gaining a large bonus to his defensive stats and damaging any enemies that attack him. His third ability, ''Puncturing Taunt'', taunts a nearby enemy, forcing them to attack Rammus and reducing their armor for a brief duration. His ultimate ability, ''Tremors'', continuously emits shockwaves that damage all enemies and buildings around Rammus for a duration.

Rammus's alternate skins include King Rammus, Chrome Rammus, Molten Rammus, Freljord Rammus, Ninja Rammus, and Full Metal Rammus.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AchillesHeel: Rammus is an excellent tank against anything that uses Attack Damage due to his damage boosts from building Armor but is vulnerable to Ability Power. To a lesser extent, it's possible to circumvent his Defensive Ball Curl and Thornmail damage payback through AD-scaling abilities. These are somewhat mitigated by his Defensive Ball Curl increasing his MR temporarily and his Taunt preventing AD casters and bruisers from using their abilities (respectively). The main reason for this is to give him a NecessaryDrawback to prevent him from entering GameBreaker territory: Riot tried to make his passive apply to both Armor ''and'' Magic Resistance but this was removed for ostensibly "not fitting the lore".
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Don't write him off as a threat just because he's not as intimidating as other champions, a good Rammus ''will'' roll in when least expected and taunt you into killing yourself as you attack him.
* CaptainErsatz:
** Of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]]. A special skin given to closed beta players even emulates Bowser's color scheme.
** On that subject, his Powerball ability has him curl up into a ball and his movement speed increases, similar to SonicTheHedgehog.
*** And of Bowser as well. In [[VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2 Super Mario Galaxy 2]], it is shown that Bowser can curl up into a ball. See video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fYGYljLmV4 here.]] Mind the spoilers.
*** Not only that, but one of Bowser's overworld techniques in [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]] is to curl up in a spiky ball and roll around.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Speaking of the aforementioned Achilles heel, it's entirely in the player's hands whether they want to engender Rammus's aforementioned weakness by going overboard with armor and not enough health or magic resist, but most usually see it best to do so anyways.
* DishingOutDirt: His ultimate causes small earthquakes beneath him.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Well, he's not all that threatening, though -- odd, but not threatening.
* AnIcePerson: Freljord Rammus
* IShallTauntYou: Puncturing Taunt. What keeps fans guessing is how he manages to do this so well when he [[TheQuietOne barely says anything]].
* LavaAddsAwesome: Molten Rammus
* LightningBruiser: While rolling. Joke videos have been made where a full team with speed buff abilities have taken advantage of the game's lack of hard caps for movement speed to film a Rammus crossing the entire map in a matter of seconds. In Dominion, Rammus is classified as 'Ninja' for this specific reason. He is also often banned by anyone with a brain and without someone who wants to play him. A good Rammus can zip across the map and steal points like there's no tomorrow.
* MemeticSexGod: In-universe, according to the Journal of Justice volume 1 issue 9.
-->''"It appears that he is a bit of a sex symbol to the armadillo community (which looks really weird now that I've actually written that out)."'' On a related note, his passive icon is, weirdly... a view centered on his crotch which is wearing a spiked codpiece.
* MightyGlacier: Until he uses Powerball.
* {{Ninja}}: Ninja Rammus puts his normal silence to good use.
* OddFriendship: He's friends with Blitzcrank. Averted with Twitch; the Journal states that he was interested in the rat as firsts of their own kind, but that they never hit it off.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He's competent in the jungle, but there are also others that can do his job better.
* PracticalTaunt: Sure, the enemy is forced into attacking you for up to 3 seconds, but that means he's ''attacking'' you, unable to use skills, unable to change targets, and unable to run away. Meanwhile, you and any of your teammates in the area still have full faculties and control, and 3 seconds is not an unrealistic amount of time for a competent kill. One of Rammus' abilities causes his defense to sky-rocket and deal damage back to anybody attacking him, from close or afar, which can stack with Thornmail item. Thus if Rammus taunts you, its because he wants you to kill yourself by trying to kill him. And all the while, the enemies aren't pounding on your GlassCannon allies. His taunt is also the easiest and safest to use, even in spite of it's single-target melee limitations.
* PunnyName: '''Ram'''us the '''Armor'''dillo. Or "Ram us, please".
* TheQuietOne: He has four lines, all one syllable each. As they're lines that he says in response to commands though, his words don't carry extra weight. The most anyone has heard him say is [[spoiler: "Shut up."]]
* SchmuckBait: His ultimate kicks up an earthquake underneath him that deals periodic damage in an surprisingly large area, meaning a LOT of combined damage in a teamfight. Basically, a writ-large "hit me!" sign. See above for more on "hitting him".
* SkillGateCharacter: A fairly easy champion to jungle with and good at punishing autoattack heavy enemy teams, but his taunts and Powerball can easily be stopped with strong CC. Also, he's one of the worst duelists in the jungle.
* SingleSpecimenSpecies: The only sentient specimen of his species, though he aspires to remedy this.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Minus the villainy. But considering his title, he needs spikes!
* TerseTalker: He has a whopping ''six'' voice lines, all of which are along the lines of "Yeah" and "Okay".
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[[folder:Renekton, the Butcher of the Sands]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Renekton_Square_0_6725.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/44/Renekton_Select.ogg As I live, all will die!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/PatrickSeitz

->''"My brother has become hollow. Full of rage, but empty."''
-->-- '''Nasus'''

Nasus' brother, Renekton was a gatekeeper to a "Great Library" in his homeworld where he judged who was worthy to receive Nasus' teachings. Over time he was enraged by the evil many visitors would hold in their hearts, to the point where he relentlessly butchered them to quell his anger. He was saved from Nasus' righteous defense by a summoning spell, but was thrown into limbo. Resurfacing in Valoran, he was captured by the League when he interrupted a match with the intent to destroy Nasus.

Renekton is a fighter-tank champion that is meant to charge into the enemy team, furiously hacking and slashing through any opposition and getting stronger the longer he remains in battle. Instead of mana he uses Fury as a resource, gaining a small amount of Fury everytime he attacks, which decays when he's out of combat. His abilities normally have no cost, but when he has more than 50% Fury, each of his non-ultimate abilities will consume Fury to increase their effect. His passive, ''Reign of Anger'', allows Reneketon to gain 50% more Fury when he's below half health. With his first ability, ''Cull the Meek'', Renekton unleashes a circular slash that damages all enemies around him, healing him and granting him Fury for each enemy hit. When enhanced with Fury, the damage and healing are increased. His second ability, ''Ruthless Predator'', transforms his next basic attack into a two-hit combo that deals bonus damage and briefly stuns the target. When enhanced with Fury he hits them for a third time, increasing the damage and stun duration. His third ability, ''Slice and Dice'', makes Renekton dash forward, slashing all enemies he passes through. If he hits a target, he can repeat the dash once again. When enhanced with Fury, the second dash deals bonus damage and reduces the armor of all enemies hit for a brief duration. His ultimate ability, ''Dominus'', transforms Renekton into a gigantic avatar of rage for a duration, granting him bonus health, making him automatically generate Fury and unleashing an aura of pure wrath that continuously damages all nearby foes.

Renekton's alternate skins include Galactic Renekton, Outback Renekton, Bloodfury Renekton, Rune Wars Renekton, Scorched Earth Renekton, and Pool Party Renekton.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AwesomeAussie: Outback Renekton has the look down.
* AxCrazy: He loves carnage, but with Nasus especially.
* BadassBoast:
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/44/Renekton_Select.ogg "As I live, all will die!"]]''
* BerserkButton: Nasus. God help you if you're between the two.
* BloodKnight: Lives pretty much for bloodshed and carnage.
* CainAndAbel: Renekton versus Nasus.
** However when they're on a team together they become absolute terrors. A fed Nasus (jungling) and Renekton (top lane) can very easily, utterly steamroll an enemy team into submission at level 18.
* ChekhovsGunman: Was mentioned in Nasus' lore, and concept art of his design was already created before the game's release. A year later, he was released.
* CrutchCharacter: Absolutely terrifying early and mid-game and is basically an unstoppable force of destruction at that time; once the lategame phase hits, he needs to be EXTREMELY fed to be able to do much beyond soak up damage due to his poor scaling.
** Somewhat averted as of S3. Not only can he build more DPS than the average bruiser thanks to his ult giving a nice amount of HP as well as [=AoE=] [=DoT=] damage, His "Ruthless Predator" skill scales VERY well lategame both as a nuke and as a soild stun. However, he still wants to get ahead.
** Averted the other way going in to Season 4. Renekton is still strong early game, but his biggest rivals in the top lane, Shyvana and Rengar, are quite capable of going toe-to-toe with him at all points of the game, although Rengar less so since recent [[MagikarpPower rework]]. Renekton still loses to his brother late game since he can't stop Nasus.
* DeathSeeker: Longed to be free of the pain of his madness, only to have Nasus plucked away at the last moment.
* {{Determinator}}: In his League Judgement, it takes the strongest turret in the game to stop Renekton from killing Nasus.
* EgyptianMythology: Appearance-wise, his concept came from Sobek. By the time he reached release, the resemblance has slipped a fair bit (Sobek has a crocodile's head on a man's body; Renekton is simply a bipedal, anthropomorphic crocodile). Lore-wise, he also reminds people of Ammut, the crocodile demon accompanying Anubis who eats the hearts of people who have been judged unworthy by Anubis, just like how Renekton used to accompany Nasus.
%%* FaceHeelTurn
* {{Foil}}: To his brother, Nasus. Both are fighter champions based on Egyptian mythology and both have ultimates similar in appearance that increase their size and empower them (including [=AoE=] damage). However, Nasus is a quintessential late-game champion who starts weak and is forced to farm a ''lot'' but becomes unstoppable once his Q accumulates last-hits while Renekton is a quintessential early-game champion who has an aggressive kit very useful for getting kills in lane but falls off later due to poor scaling.
* FreudianExcuse: The sheer amount of wicked men who came to the library to gain knowledge for their own evil ends eventually drove him into a permanent rage.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Strongly averted in the Judgement, where Renekton interrupts a battle in progress.
** The forested battleground is clearly Summoner's Rift, and Renekton falls to a "bright ray of light" -- the fountain turret.
** Miss Fortune, Alistar, and Rammus [[{{Cameo}} all make appearances]].
** Nasus is shown using Spirit Fire to farm minions, Flash to avoid an attack, and even ''dies''... only to use Revive and respawn instantly.
%%* HooksAndCrooks
* LightningBruiser: Incredibly fast and powerful, but can take a pretty good beating once he has his ultimate and a bit of armor.
* MissedTheCall: [[spoiler:When Renekton and Nasus were fighting, the League summoners tried to summon the bloodthirsty crocodile instead of the calm dog. Though, they still got him afterwards.]]
* MoralEventHorizon: In-Universe Example. Nasus thinks so after his attack.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile
* OmnicidalManiac: His rage has driven him insane to the point where his only thoughts revolve around slaughtering everything he can get to.
* {{Retcon}}: References to Renekton in Nasus' lore painted him as a treacherous tyrant who attempted to enslave their people. By the time Renekton himself was released, his backstory was changed to a good guy who served as the gatekeeper to Nasus' great library until perpetual contact with evil men drove him insane and sent him into a permanent killing frenzy.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Renekton was the one the League wanted to summon, but they got Nasus accidentally.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Originally labeled Renek'''h'''ton in his concept art and in an earlier issue of the Journal of Justice.
* UnstoppableRage: It's essentially his default setting: using lots of combat abilities makes his combat abilities ''stronger''.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b6/Renekton.move4.ogg "Lavish brutality!"]]''
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[[folder:Rengar, the Pridestalker]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/RengarSquare_984.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/98/Rengar_Select.ogg Tonight we hunt!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/PatrickSeitz

->''"Prey on the weak and you will survive, prey on the strong and you will live."''

Rengar was born a natural hunter, splitting off from the rest of his pride as a cub to claim his own territory. As the beasts he fought proved to be no match for him, he grew disheartened at the prospect of never hunting worthy prey again. Then one day, he discovered Kha'Zix roaming his land, devouring all in its path. Rengar attacked the creature and, despite putting up a strong fight, barely escaped with his life. His eye was taken and his pride was wounded, but Rengar felt a deep joy in the knowledge that he had found a creature worthy of his ability, and vowed to hunt the beast and its kind to add to his collection of trophies. Now both Rengar and Kha'Zix are champions in the League, caring little about politics at hand and more for their next clash.

Rengar is a assassin-fighter champion who stalks and pounces upon his enemies, empowering his abilities with repeated use and gaining benefits from stacking kills. He does not use mana or any other resource for his abilities; as long as they're not cooling down, he can cast them. However, all his abilities grant him a stack of Ferocity when they strike an enemy and, upon reaching five stacks, the cooldown of all his abilities is refreshed and his next ability consumes the stacks for an empowered effect. His passive, ''Unseen Predator'', transforms Rengar's next basic attack into a leaping strike when he's inside brush, making him jump at the target from a distance. His first ability, ''Savagery'', transforms his next basic attack into a feral slash that deals bonus damage. When empowered with Ferocity, the damage is increased, and it grants Rengar increased attack speed and damage for a brief duration. With his second ability, ''Battle Roar'', Rengar lets out a ferocious roar that damages all nearby enemies and grants him a brief boost to his defensive stats that increases depending on how many enemies are hit. When empowered with Ferocity, the roar also heals Rengar for a percentage of his missing health. His third ability, ''Bola Strike'', throws a bola forward in a line, damaging and slowing the first enemy it hits. When empowered with Ferocity, the bola deals bonus damage and also briefly immobilizes the target. His ultimate ability, ''Thrill of the Hunt'', releases Rengar's predatory instincts for a brief duration, making him invisible, revealing all enemy champions in a large area around him and granting him bonus movement speed when he's moving towards enemy champions. Additionally, his next basic attack applies his ''Unseen Predator'' passive as if he was in brush, and when he leaps at an enemy target, he builds Ferocity at a rapid rate and gains a further increased movement speed bonus for a brief duration. Enemies that are very close to the invisible Rengar are warned he's near, but don't know his exact location.

Rengar also has a secondary trophy mechanic, empowering him with each successful hunt. Rengar has access to an exclusive ''Bonetooth Necklace'' trinket that allows him to gain one trophy whenever he kills or helps kill an enemy champion. When he collects enough trophies, the item gains additional bonuses: bonus movement speed in bushes and when out of combat, increased range on his ''Unseen Predator'' leaping attack, increased duration on his ultimate's invisibility, and lastly, an increase to the movement speed his ultimate grants.

Rengar's alternate skins include Headhunter Rengar and Nighthunter Rengar.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AntiFrustrationFeatures: There were many complaints that Rengar's ultimate was very hard to counter, [[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDAQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Da2LpTxW2OEo&ei=TZxqU7fxIc_gsASMmoCoBw&usg=AFQjCNGo5jEv6DrQtUVvQhc0mYHyfgwQzw&sig2=otSZmbWJwR0PlVuph5dVow&bvm=bv.66111022,d.cWc as he became completely invisible and would just jump at you from stealth and delete your health bar without any possibility of countering]]. In his recent rework, Riot added a warning effect that triggers when an invisible Rengar is very close to you, warning you that he's near but not telling you where exactly, which at least lets you react.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBaritone
** BadassBoast: Any line upon gaining trophies. And this:
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/27/Rengar.taunt1.ogg "You have a warrior's heart... I think I'll take it!"]]''
** BadassCreed: ''"Comfort breeds weakness."''
* BattleCry: His Battle Roar ability can invoke this.
* BattleTrophy: His whole shtick. His Bonetooth Necklace item gains trophies every time you get a kill.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f4/Rengar.attack3.ogg "Carve off a souvenir."]]''
** The Headhunter Rengar splash art also pictures the skulls of Baron Nashor and the Dragon from Summoner's Rift, and the model wears Vilemaw's (From the Twisted Treeline) head on his shoulder.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The two-pronged metal claw he wears on one wrist.
* BloodKnight: Always seeking a WorthyOpponent, or rather a worthy mark to hunt that can actually put up a fight. His "joke" pretty much drives this home,
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/fb/Rengar.joke2.ogg "So much bloodshed... This is my kind of place!"]]''
* BraidsOfBarbarism: With spikes on the ends!
* [[BullSeeingRed Beast Seeing Red]]: When you activate his ultimate, your entire screen turns red, and your view is shifted into infrared vision, with enemy champion's heat signatures visible to yours. Best thing about it, your enemy doesn't know; until you [[DynamicEntry leap onto]] one of them.
* CastingAShadow: Nighthunter Rengar has 'embraced the darkness' and his abilities have blue-dark spell effects.
* CaptainErsatz: It is of no surprise that Rengar's Headhunter skin makes him a literal Franchise/{{Predator}}. His backstory is obviously influenced by them as well (a being who devotes his life to hunting, killing, and making trophies out of the strongest, most dangerous game he can find). In particular, his ultimate simulates both their cloaking device and thermal vision.
* CatFolk: A leonine humanoid.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Rengar never knew his real parents.
** RaisedByHumans: But he had a father, who was a human, and a hunter like Rengar grew to become.
* CreepySouvenir: His trophy collection. The Bonetooth Necklace is a major part of his gameplay. If Rengar and Kha'Zix are on opposite teams, they can each get a quest to kill the other for a bonus. If Rengar wins, his Bonetooth Necklace becomes the ''Head Of Kha'Zix'', which gives him the maximum stats the necklace can provide and no longer drop stats when Rengar gets killed.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d8/Rengar.trophy2.ogg "Remember every kill."]]''
* DarkIsNotEvil: Nighthunter Rengar.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Rengar has various quotes that are triggered by events tied to his backstory and a Mini-Quest that is triggered when Kha'zix is in the opposing team:
** He has quotes about purchasing Bonetooth Necklace and gaining trophies, the latter which are different depending on how many stacks he gets.
--> Upon purchasing Bonetooth Necklace: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/27/Rengar.trophy1.ogg "Each trophy, a victory."]]''
--> Upon gaining 3 Trophies: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/3/39/Rengar.trophy4.ogg "Never return empty-handed."]]''
--> Upon Gaining 6 Trophies: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b3/Rengar.trophy6.ogg "I'm just getting started!"]]''
--> Upon Gaining 14 Trophies: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/86/Rengar.trophy7.ogg "A fine collection."]]''
--> Upon Gaining 20 Trophies: ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/1/11/Rengar.trophy10.ogg "What a glorious hunt!"]]''
** If the opposing team has a Kha'zix and if both him and Rengar are level 16 (Kha'zix needs to have all 3 evolutions and Rengar needs to have at leat 10 Trophies), a mini-quest named 'The Hunt is On!' is triggered, and it only ends when one kills eachother. If Rengar gets the kill, the Necklace gets turned into Head of Kha'zix, gaining 14 stacks and becomes unable to lose them upon death. If Kha'zix gets the kill, he gets his fourth evolution.
*** Rengar also has special quotes if he uses Thrill of the Hunt to reveal a stealthed Kha'zix.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/af/Rengar.interaction1.ogg "I see you, wretched creature!"]]''
* DualWielding: Wields a [[BladeBelowTheShoulder large wrist-mounted metal claw]] [[MixAndMatchWeapon and]] a [[KnifeNut large trench knife]].
* DifficultButAwesome: His rework made him this. Choosing what ability to use when at 5 Ferocity can mean the difference between life and death. Do you use it on Savagery, to hit harder and faster, or Battle Roar, to heal yourself and refresh your defenses? Or do you use it on Bola Strike to keep them from escaping? A lot of tricks with Unseen Predator are DifficultButAwesome as well. A less than average Rengar player will only use it to jump at enemies or last hit minions, but a good Rengar player will do that, use it as an escape tool to leap to minions to juke a gank, or use it with wards to gracefully leap around the jungle swiftly. A player who knows his leaps can even jump to Baron/Dragon from very far away bushes.
* DynamicEntry: Out of brush, not to mention from his ult's stealth. Garen now has competition for inducing fear of facechecking bushes.
* EgomaniacHunter =/= GreatWhiteHunter: A little of both of these. He hunts for the thrill, glory, and trophies, but also admires his prey as a worthy adversary.
* EyepatchOfPower: To cover the eye he lost when fighting Kha'Zix. An eyepatch that [[RedEyesTakeWarning glows fiery red]]. Combined with his blue [[GlowingEyesofDoom Glowing Eye of Doom]], and the resulting different colored eyes... Rengar fits a lot of the EyeTropes.
* {{Foil}}: To two other champions.
** To the other feline champion, Nidalee. While Nidalee is born in nature, Rengar hunts nature as worthy prey. One shifts from human to cat form and vice versa, and the other is an anthropomorphic lion. Even with their kits, Nidalee is played in the middle or bottom lane as a long range support caster, who heals her allies and sets traps to find enemies in bushes, while Rengar is played in the top lane or jungle, hides in the bushes himself to leap at prey, and gets up close and personal to rip his target to shreds. It's not surprising much of the fanbase ships these two.
** And to Kha'Zix. While the two of them have very similar kits and abilities, they have completely opposite playstyles. Kha'Zix focuses on isolating and destroying a single target enemy before leaping back into the shadows, while Rengar, with his core item Ravenous Hydra and the mechanics on his Battle Roar, benefits from enemies being clumped up together and doesn't retreat once he's committed to a fight.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: See TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything above.
* GroinAttack: One autoattack animation of Rengar's is thrusting his knee upward, that will probably strike most opponents in a way like this.
* InTheHood: Nighthunter Rengar
* KnifeNut: Uses a large, viciously curved, spike-knuckled trench knife as a weapon.
* LargeHam: Not quite to the extent as other champions, but how he says "Tonight we hunt!" seals him as this.
* LightningBruiser: He is this to the Assassins. He's not as durable as a fighter or tank, but because he has no built in escape like other assassins, he uses Battle Roar to tank retaliation so his team can back him up. Also, he is ''scary'' fast, and when he catches you, he will hit you like a semi. Never run from a Rengar through the jungle, he'll always catch you.
** In his rework, Riot has slightly changed his ultimate to no longer give a movement speed bonus during the stealth (Only if you're moving towards an enemy champion), and instead giving a MASSIVE movement speed bonus when he breaks stealth, befitting of a lion who has ambushed from camouflage and is chasing you.
* MakeMeWannaShout: AP Rengar. His Battle Roar ability deals and scales off of Ability Power, making a Rengar with mage items viable, and making his Battle Roar two shot people.
* MagikarpPower: His recent rework has given him this. Rengar used to be very powerful both early and late game, meaning if he got a kill early, he was unstoppable, and if he didn't do well early, he could just build tank and splitpush the whole game. His rework nerfed his early game to make his late game even more monstrous, if the player is skilled enough to get that far. Riot sort of always intended him to be like this, with the stacking mechanic on Bonetooth Necklace, but they had to observe his use for a while before properly balancing him.
* MightyRoar: His W ability is one of these, with TrashTalk too!
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/c/c8/Rengar.W1.ogg "Come on!"]]''
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/4d/Rengar.W2.ogg "Let's fight!"]]''
* NightVisionGoggles: Upon using his ultimate Thrill of the Hunt, the ''player'' experiences this; the screen becomes red-tinged, and enemy champions are shown as dark-red silhouettes. It's made to emulate a Predator's thermal vision.
* NotSoDifferent: Than his rival, Kha'Zix. Both are hunters who seek the strongest, most powerful prey they can find. More than that, their kits are extremely identical. Both have a single target, large damage ability(Savagery, Taste Their Fear). Both have ranged, skillshot slows(Bola Strike, Void Spikes). Both have long range jump abilities(Unseen Predator, Leap). Both have benefits for hiding in bushes(Unseen Predator, Unseen Threat. The names are even similar). Both have ways to alter or change their abilities(Rengar at 5 Ferocity, Kha'Zix evolving his abilities). Both have ways to self heal (Battle Roar, Void Spikes). And, most prominently, both have ultimates that grant stealth and a big power spike (Thrill of the Hunt, Void Assault). The main difference between the two is that Kha'Zix focuses on isolating and destroying a single target enemy, while Rengar (Once he's built a Ravenous Hydra, his most core item), can spread his damage to an entire team and benefits from them being clumped up.
* TheOneThatGotAway: To an even bigger extent than Caitlyn; he's saved a place of honor in his collection for the monster that took his eye.
* PantheraAwesome: An anthropomorphic white lion.
* ShipSinking: Did you support Rengalee (Rengar X Nidalee)? Sorry, but Nidalee is listed as one of his rivals. Not to consider the possibility of a rivalmance...
* ShoutOut: The champion himself, and his Headhunter Skin, are a reference to ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''. His Nighthunter skin makes him look like Nightcrawler from the ''Comicbook/XMen''.
* TheHunter: Towards Kha'Zix, and beasts like him. While Kha'Zix is personal, a kill he wants to savor, and he has a special place on his wall for him, he also intends to find more void beasts like him, and stack their heads high.
* TrophyRoom: On every wall of his Den, he displays his kills and conquests. He has a special place on his wall saved for Kha'Zix.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Kha'Zix to be one. Riot themselves want to encourage opposing Kha'Zix and Rengar players to enact their final duel, with a special in-game benefit to [[SideQuest whoever kills (or assists in killing) the other at level 16 first]]. If Rengar kills Kha'Zix, he takes the head of his foe as indicated in his lore. This Head of Kha'Zix replaces Rengar's Bonetooth Necklace in his inventory, granting him bonuses equal to a ''fully-stacked'' Bonetooth Necklace, but no longer losing any of its stacks and power when Rengar dies afterwards.
** Nidalee, for reasons unknown, is also listed on the website as one of his rivals.
* YouFightLikeACow: Rengar has no less than ''four'' lines to mock you after he uses his Bola Strike on you.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f8/Rengar.E3.ogg "Don't trip."]]''
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[[folder:Riven, the Exile]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/ad/Riven_Select.ogg What is broken can be reforged!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/CristinaValenzuela

->''"There is a place between war and murder/in which our demons lurk."''
-->-- Excerpted from the poem, "'''Scarlet Shon-Xan'''"

Riven was a high-ranking soldier in the Noxian army, devoted to the uncompromising Noxian belief in [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]]. In recognition of her zeal, she was given a massive and powerful Runic Broadsword as heavy as a kite shield. However she was nearly killed during the Ionian invasion when Zaunite chemical weaponry was used, killing Ionian rebels and Noxian soldiers indiscriminately. This ruthless disregard of Noxian ideals by not letting the stronger force win by their own might disillusioned her, and Riven broke both her weapon and her ties with the corrupt Noxian government. She now seeks atonement and to further her ideals through her own means.

Riven is a fighter-assassin champion whose move-set is explicitly designed around a system of combo attacks and cancels that can be combined in a variety of ways. She does not use mana or any other resource for her abilities; as long as they're not cooling down, she can cast them. Her passive, ''Runic Blade'', stores up a temporary charge everytime she uses an ability, each basic attack consuming a charge to deal bonus damage. Her first ability, ''Broken Wings'', is a combo of three consecutives sword dashes in rapid succession that damage all enemies in front of her, the third attack being a downwards slash that also knocks back all nearby foes. With her second ability, ''Ki Burst'', Riven releases a blast of energy that damages and briefly stuns all nearby foes. Her third ability, ''Valor'', makes Riven dash forward and protects her with a brief damage-absorbing shield. Her ultimate ability, ''Blade of the Exile'', reforges her shattered blade for a duration, granting her bonus range on her basic attacks and abilities, and also granting her a large attack damage bonus. While ''Blade of the Exile'' is activate, she can cast ''Wind Slash'' once, sending a slicing wave of wind that damages all enemies in a cone in front of her based on their missing health.

Riven's alternate skins include Crimson Elite Riven, Redeemed Riven, Battle Bunny Riven, Championship Riven, and Dragonblade Riven.

'''Associated tropes'''

* {{Animesque}}: She's a white-haired girl whose [[AnimeHair said hair inexplicably sticks directly up in four places on the back of her head]], [[MusclesAreMeaningless is just slender despite using]] a {{BFS}} among the largest in the game, has a KiAttack and a RazorWind as abilities, and was based on [[FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]]. Of course she is.
* AnimeHair: Her hair sticks way up in about four places on the back of her head, and it's definitely not done-up.
* ArtEvolution: [[http://adrelion.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/riven_splash_1.jpg Heres the old one]] and [[http://www.newsoflegends.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/updated-Riven-art.jpg the updated one]], she looks slightly more feminine in the new art.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Was strong enough to command her own regiment. This is generally how promotions work in Noxus.
* TheAtoner: Exemplified with her Redeemed Riven skin.
* AuthorAppeal: Her designer Xypherous' love of fighting games inspired much of her gameplay. Riven's large amount of dashes within her kit and optimal playstyle to be autoattacking between ability-casts were formed from attacking generally being accompanied by movement and the {{Combos}} elements from fighting games.
* BadassNormal: Like [[BoisterousBruiser Garen]] and [[KnifeNut Katarina]], she lacks a mana bar and is cooldown dependent. She's also one of the very few Champions to deal no magic damage. Her every attack and technique is considered physical damage.
* {{BFS}}: Usually broken, but her ultimate reforges it temporarily to show it in its gigantic glory. Even in broken form, it's still quite large. While using her ultimate, she has the longest melee attack range in the game at 200 units, not counting next auto attack range boosters that Rengar and Wukong have. BFS indeed.
* BrokenBird: Character concept, underscored by her first ability being called "Broken Wings" and by her dialogue.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/7a/Riven.move9.ogg "A sword mirrors its owner".]]''
* BrokenPedestal: She definitely didn't take the truth about Noxus very well, if deliberately shattering her cherished Noxian weapon is any indication.
* CaptainErsatz:
** According to her designer Xypherous, she's one of Marth from ''FireEmblem'', but specifically his abilities and gameplay feel from the ''SuperSmashBros'' series.
** Lore wise, she bares various similarities with [[FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]]
** She also seems to share a few traits with [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Youmu Konpaku]], her short white hair and her broken wings resembles a 3 stage slash combo in the fighting game, both move forward much faster while using it, both displace an enemy on the last hit, both crazy good with a sword. Not to mention Xypherous hinted that she and Orianna had influences from the same game.
** Visually, she looks a lot like [[VideoGame/{{Bastion}} the Kid]], with her white hair and facial markings, her tomboyish features, and her cobbled-together armor.
* ChildSoldiers: Riven's age when she went into the military is not stated, but the lines "She showed early potential as a soldier, forcing herself to master the weight of a long sword when she was barely its height." arguably imply something like this in her induction.
* {{Combos}}: Riven's abilities and passive encourages players to autoattack immediately after using an ability, then cast another ability right after while Riven's autoattack timer is ticking to maximize damage. Lampshaded by the title for a buff that appears on Riven after casting Broken Wings, indicating how long until its second and third casts will be wasted... the title is C-C-Combo!
* CoolSword: The single largest one in the game, even though it's wrecked.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Abandoned Noxus only because, in her mind, Noxus has ''already'' abandoned the ideals that made it powerful to begin with in favor of... [[StupidEvil well]]...
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: In-universe. As a true Noxian, the main reason she was appalled at Singed chemical attacks was because the battle was decided in a way that no one won rather than the [[TheSocialDarwinist stronger side prevailing over the weak]], not because it was inhumane or because her friends all died too. She was fully ready for her friends and herself to die if it came to that, but only because they were weaker than their enemies and indiscriminate gassing makes individual strength meaningless. [[BrokenBird Losing everyone she cared about and her faith in her city-state was enough to break her]].
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Following her departure from Noxus, she is trying to find something else to believe in.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/ad/Riven_Select.ogg "What is broken can be reforged."]]''
* {{Determinator}}: Mentally and spiritually broken, she still fights on just as hard as she did the day before in spite of everything.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/3/3e/Riven.move3.ogg My spirit is not lost!]]''
* DoNotGoGentle: Outnumbered and outmatched, she certainly wasn't giving up without a fight during her regiment's last stand in Ionia. She also managed to survive when her high command finally did send [[DeadlyEuphemism "reinforcements" from the sky]].
* EnergyWeapon: It's implied that Blade of the Exile doesn't completely remake her blade out of steel, which may explain how she's able to use it with one hand. Even before it was initially shattered, it was a runic blade that could explicitly store energy in it.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Her Noxian-themed Crimson Elite outfit. Note how it's [[EvilIsSexy skintight around her buttocks]].
* FashionableAsymmetry:
** Dressed in rags, tatters, and bits and pieces of her old armored uniform. Wears an enormous glove on her right-hand. Riven says it is a simple remnant from her Noxian armour, [[{{Jossed}} and does not in any way magically boost her strength]] to carry that BFS of hers.
** Used again for Championship Riven - her left shoulder has a bladed shoulder-pad while her right doesn't, her right arm has a larger glove with a blade attached to the lower-arm, and her left thigh is armored with a pad on the outer side that the right leg isn't.
* FightingFingerprint: If a Yasuo interacts with a Riven, he'll comment on how her fighting style looks eerily familiar, ''possibly'' implicating her as his elder's true killer (since he was killed by "a wind technique" similar to Yasuo's).
* FinishingMove: Wind Slash does more damage based on how little health remains on the enemy it hits, not unlike Garen's Demacian Justice. If you're low health and you see Riven with her reforged blade, ''get the hell out of there''.
* ForegoneConclusion: Thanks to a simply ''[[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=1239078 ridiculous]]'' amount of community support (including a number of devs throwing their backing in there as well) and the fact that Riot have in the past [[AscendedMeme released Gentleman Cho'Gath, Brolaf and Surprise Party Fiddlesticks skins]], it was only a matter of time until we saw the [[PlayboyBunny Battle Bunny Riven]] skin. The skin was added to the game for Easter 2012.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: As one might expect, her ultimate re-forming her blade increases the range of her autoattacks and Broken Wings attacks.
* [[HyperspaceMallet Hyperspace Sword]]: Her blade just reforges itself, presumably out of pure energy.
* ItWasAGift: Her sword was not only a gift but a commendation from the Noxian High Command.
* KiAttack: She has an ability called Ki Burst which stuns and damages all enemies a short distance from her location.
* LadyOfWar: Her large amount of dashes, fairly minimal innate-durability (though her shield-dash scales well with attack damage), lower base-stats compared to other fighter champions, and autoattacking between casts to mimic {{Combos}} give her less of a brute-force feel to her gameplay compared to other fighter champions. Her gameplay designer Xypherous stated the concept he had in mind for making her was that of a "battle dancer".
* LightningBruiser: Incredibly mobile thanks to her multiple dash skills. Capable of putting out impressive sustained damage. Can be very durable, due to her spammable temporary-health shield (the only one in the game that scales with attack damage) and tendency to be built with armor and magic resistance to synergize with her shield's temporary-health.
** GlassCannon: Because of her impressive Attack Damage scaling on her abilities, she tends to be this compared to most other fighters, though she's certainly more durable than true [[GlassCannon Glass Cannons]] like mages or ranged carries. It's possible to build her as an even mixture of tankiness and damage though in practice this makes her less useful than her potential.
* MagikarpPower: She's strong but on the fragile side early on; if she gets a few kills, she'll snowball rather quickly due to her excellent AD scaling.
* MeaningfulName: [[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/riven The definition of the word "riven"]] is split or torn apart.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Looking at her, you wouldn't think she could even lift her {{BFS}}, much less swing it with one hand.
* OneHandedZweihander: Her reforged blade is about as large as she is, and yet she still prefers swinging it with just one hand.
* PerpetualFrowner: She doesn't smile in any of her skins, not even in her [[PlayBoyBunny Battle Bunny Riven]] getup. Given her past, though, it's hard to blame her.
* PlayBoyBunny: Battle Bunny Riven. The dreams of the community have finally come true.
* PowerEchoes: It's subtle, but her voice gains a slight echo during her ultimate.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Upon using her ultimate, she gives one of these, provided she hasn't already eliminated her targets by then.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/55/Riven.ultattack4.ogg "The time for talk is over."]]''
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior City Gal]]: Riven believed in Noxus and their Social Darwinist ideals and rose high in their ranks.
* RazorWind: Gets an attack called Wind Slash mapped to her ultimate button while her ultimate is active.
* ReforgedBlade: Her ultimate does this.
* RummageSaleReject: Dressed in some humble rags and a few pieces of her old armor as part of being a vagabond and wanderer.
* ShellShockedVeteran: ''Literally''. Singed is kind of a jerk.
* SocialDarwinist: An unusually realistic and non-evil example.
* SpinAttack: Broken Wings' animations for its first two parts are backwards slashes, going left-right and then right-left. The culminating third slash is preceded by a forward somersault.
* StabTheSky: Championship Riven does this for its recall animation, with her sword catching a blue light not unlike the StarWars poster acting as this trope's article image.
* StillWearingTheOldColors: She wears the remaining pieces of her Noxian armor.
* {{Tomboy}}: Looks and acts like a tomboyish girl. You could have easily mistaken her for a boy if you looked solely at her old portrait; her new art makes her facial features (especially the lips) more pronounced.
* UnkemptBeauty: As an ex-soldier and current exile/wanderer, she doesn't bother with things like make-up. Ask the fanbase though, she's still beautiful regardless.
* WanderingTheEarth: She seeks atonement and new purpose ''somewhere'' after cutting her ties with Noxus.
* WeHaveReserves: That the Noxian Military used this philosophy instead of allowing Riven's troops to win the battle by their own strength is what lead Riven to break her Noxian ties in the first place.
* WreckedWeapon: Most of the time.
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[[folder:Rumble, the Mechanized Menace]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/43/Rumble_Select.ogg Let's get in the fight!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/RichardStevenHorvitz

->''"Ugh, it’s gonna take forever to scrape your face off my suit!"''

A blue-furred, short-tempered yordle with a genius for invention. Even though he was encuraged to join the Yordle Academy of Science and Progress, Rumble refused, believing that Heimerdinger and his kind were sell-outs who give superior yordle technology to humans while being secretly laughed at. After getting beaten up by a group of human academy students (due in no small part to his own big mouth), he left home for months without a word and returned with a clanking, robotic battle suit he dubbed "Tristy." He marched into the town square and announced that he was joining the League to prove the superiority of yordle genius over humanity.

Rumble is a fighter-mage champion adept at dealing high area of effect damage with his mech's weaponry, but must juggle his abilities due to his unique resource. Instead of mana he uses Heat as a resource, with each of his abilities generating Heat, which decays over time. When Rumble is above 50% Heat he enters the ''Danger Zone'', empowering his basic abilities, but if he reaches 100% Heat his mech will overheat, preventing him from using his abilities until it cools down. His passive, ''Junkyard Titan'', makes his basic attacks deal bonus magic damage while his mech is overheated. His first ability, ''Flamespitter'', activates the mech's flamethrower, roasting all enemies in a cone in front of him for a few seconds. When he is in the ''Danger Zone'', the flamethrower will deal bonus damage. His second ability, ''Scrap Shield'', protects Rumble with a damage-absorbing shield of scrap that also grants him a brief movement speed boost. The shield and movement speed bonus are enhanced when he is in the ''Danger Zone''. His third ability, ''Electro-Harpoon'', allows him to shoot two eletrified tasers, each damaging and slowing the first enemy hit in a line. When he is in the ''Danger Zone'', the damage and slow are improved. His ultimate ability, ''The Equalizer'', launches a volley of missiles high into the air that then crash down in a line at a target location, burying themselves into the ground and leaving a trail of destruction that continuously damages and slows all nearby enemies.

Rumble's alternate skins include Rumble in the Jungle, Bilgerat Rumble, and Super Galaxy Rumble.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* BambooTechnology: His Rumble in the Jungle skin replaces Tristy's scrap metal components with [[GilligansIsland bamboo and]] [[SwissFamilyRobinson coconuts]]. And The Equalizer's burning rockets become burning pineapples. Yeah.
* CallingTheOldManOut: His joining the League is a challenge to Heimerdinger (along with most every other yordle who works with humans).
* CaptainErsatz: Of The Chipper from ''HeroesOfNewerth'', right down to the vector targeted ultimate.
* CoolShades: [[http://i.imgur.com/di0BKKh.jpg Super Galaxy Rumble]] gives him ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina shades]]''.
* {{Determinator}}: During his League Judgement he was confronted with a nightmare vision of Heimerdinger piloting an immense, super-advanced mech (which is actually a dream version of his own) that crushed Rumble's beloved Tristy like a toy. Rumble spat defiance at him and was ready to go on fighting with his ''fists.''
* EjectorSeat: Tristy is fitted with one which goes off when Rumble is "killed", sending him rocketing to safety with a piercing cry of "WHEEEE!" Unfortunately, either budget or space constraints prevented him from including a parachute, causing him to come falling back to earth a few seconds later to land in a smoking, crumpled heap.
* EmergencyWeapon: Overheated? In a tight spot? Just use your fists, they gain extra damage based on his AP while the rest of the machine is incapable of running.
* FantasticRacism: A "Yordle Nationalist" before anything -- his background makes mention of an altercation with some previously amicable human engineers that, after some "choice words" from him, culminated in his having the stuffing beaten out of him and being called an "embarrassment".
* HairTriggerTemper: It takes very little for him to get in a scrap with humans and more than a few Yordles.
* HawaiianShirtedTourist: In his Rumble in the Jungle skin.
* HotBlooded: His upcoming [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Super Galaxy Rumble skin]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wYg9o950HQ&list=UU0NwzCHb8Fg89eTB5eYX17Q is VERY much so.]]
* ICallItVera: He calls his MiniMecha "Tristy". Possible connections to Tristana are unconfirmed at this time.
* JerkAss: Rude, ill-tempered, racist, and just highly unpleasant in general.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Equalizer, his ultimate ability.
* MiniMecha: It's certainly large enough to seat him (semi-)comfortably in the cockpit, but there are some champions whose ''bodies'' are larger than it.
* TheNapoleon: He's a very little guy who pilots a scary, weapons-laden machine of war.
* OverclockingAttack: Having 50 or more Heat without reaching 100 enhances Rumble's abilities so it's possible to purposefully reach Overheat and use the extra damage afforded to finish someone off.
* {{Overheating}}: He has a Heat meter instead of a ManaMeter that accumulates from using abilities. Reaching 100 will cause Overheat and silence him for a bit (but increases his autoattack damage).
* PercussiveMaintenance: When Tristy breaks down Rumble starts it again by kicking it in the mace.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: He's a runt, even by Yordle standards. Doesn't matter much when his MiniMecha makes him much bigger and ''much'' more dangerous.
* {{Pirate}}: His Bilgerat skin.
* PlayingWithFire: His flame thrower and missiles.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: "Hero" is kind of a stretch, but he's an outspoken anti-human xenophobe nonetheless.
* RatedMForManly: His "Super Galaxy Rumble" skin is somewhere in between this and TestosteronePoisoning, very much in line with the [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann anime]] it draws a massive amount of inspiration from.
* ReverseShrapnel: His Scrap Shield.
* TheRuntAtTheEnd: Rumble was always the runt, tiny even by yordle standards, and was constantly bullied growing up as a result -- and became [[TheNapoleon very short-tempered and brutish]] as a result of ''that''.
* ShipTease: His mecha's named Tristy, making everyone wonder if he has feelings for Tristana. Consequently in Volume 1, Issue 25 of the Journal of Justice, a mailbag question asked him outright. His answer was: [[BadLiar "I-I don’t know what you’re talking about!"]].
* ThisIsADrill: His Super Galaxy skin features this, replacing the harpoon and missile attacks with drills.
* TookALevelInBadass: Sort of; left Bandle City for months, and came back with his robot. Pretty sure no one wants to mess with the runt now.
* WalkingArmory: His robot uses ''a lot'' of weapons.
* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Tristy is literally assembled from scrap and regularly just seizes up and falls over, but Rumble can still use it to kick serious ass.
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[[folder:Ryze, the Rogue Mage]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/ed/Ryze_Select.ogg Let's go, let's go!]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' AdamHarrington

->''"There is no doubt. Ryze is no longer a mage -- he has become a creature of magic."''

A traveling mage and hermit who acquired forbidden and dangerous magic from around the world. Ryze is covered in magical tattoos that make his magic more potent, and carries a dangerous scroll on his back containing forbidden knowledge he seeks to protect from the world. Through the League, he continues his studies among the best mages Runeterra has to offer.

Ryze is a mage-fighter champion who offsets his relatively short range with his ability to launch a continuous barrage of spells and being able to use tank-oriented items to boost his damage. His passive, ''Arcane Mastery'', reduces the cooldown of all his other spells whenever he casts one, allowing him to continuously use his abilities. His first ability, ''Overload'', passively reduces the cooldown of all his abilities, and can be activated to launch a powerful ball of energy at a nearby enemy. His second ability, ''Rune Prison'', encases a nearby enemy in a cage of runes that damages and immobilizes them for a brief duration. His third ability, ''Spell Flux'', shoots a small ball of lightning that bounces between clustered enemies, damaging and reducing their magic resistance for a brief duration. In addition, all 3 of these abilities deal damage based on Ryze's maximum mana as well as his ability power, allowing him to build tankier than most mages and not lose too much damage. With his ultimate ability, ''Desperate Power'', Ryze supercharges himself for a duration, increasing his movement speed, making all his spells heal him for a percentage of the damage dealt and also causing all his spells to damage all enemies in an area around their target for a percentage of the damage dealt.

Ryze's alternate skins include Human Ryze, Tribal Ryze, Uncle Ryze, Triumphant Ryze, Professor Ryze, Zombie Ryze, Dark Crystal Ryze, and Pirate Ryze.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The magical energies running through his body turned his skin purple.
* BadAssBookworm: To its logical extreme: the "Twist of Fate" CGI features Ryze channeling his power through the runes in his book.
* BoringYetPractical: Requires no skillshots, has an ultimate that's essentially a self-buff, and has combos that can be executed as "press all the buttons". Still a very effective mage that can lock down and lay the damage onto single targets quite nicely.
* ButtonMashing: His passive reduces his cooldowns by a one second every time he uses an ability. His ability Overload has a very short cooldown, and passively grants more cooldown reduction. With a cooldown-reducing item or two, this short-cooldown ability becomes even shorter and the other two become fairly short. And keeping in mind that as his cooldowns get shorter, his passive triggers more often; using Overload, something else, using Overload again, and something else, rinsing and repeating, allows him to cast his abilities over and over.
* CaptainErsatz:
** Of Rhasta the Shadow Shaman.
** Also shows some parallels to the Patryn of ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', particularly his {{Power Tattoo}}s, rumors about surviving a [[DeathWorld "Rune Prison"]] and lack of squishiness resulting. However, these may be coincidences.
* {{Combos}}: Players usually have their own spell casting order they prefer though Q->W->E->Q is a classic one for harassing and Q->R->Q->W->E-Q->E->Q->Ignite works well for all-out fights. [[ButtonMashing Or they just hit them all in no particular order, that works too.]]
* DesperationAttack: Appropriately enough, Desperate Power can give him the HeroicSecondWind he needs to turn a fight around, though it can be activated at any time, including the start of a fight.
* EnergyBeing: Averted, he could have gone down Xerath's path if he wanted but stayed human (and sane), albeit a human that's a very powerful conduit for energy magic.
* {{Foil}}: To Xerath. Both are more or less beings of energy magic but Ryze is more like a master of his magic and is morally good ([[GoodIsNotNice if somewhat of a jerk]]) while Xerath let his magic consume him and is insanely evil. Gameplay wise the two are opposites: Ryze is a low skill-cap mage champion with low spell range, no dependence on skillshots, and a spell that locks his opponents in place and Xerath is a much more difficult champion with some of the best ranges in the game, depends heavily on aimed abilities, and locks ''himself'' in place with a spell.
* GoodIsNotNice: His goal is to protect the world from the forbidden magics only he knows about and is quite sane compared to other spellcasters that have reached his level of power. Still a bit of a {{Jerkass}}.
* HumanNotepad: Easily the most obvious part of his character. He's tattooed himself with spells from head to toe. The term "living conduit of magic" comes up in fluff pertaining to him.
* HumanoidAbomination: He's not evil, however. He also has a VERY dim opinion of Xerath who like Ryze became a master of energy magic. Ryze states how he despises Xerath's lack of self control making him a mere slave to magic whereas Ryze has controlled his magic. Case in point, Ryze doesn't need skillshots to hit his enemy.
-->''"The creature called Xerath is an abomination of a mage. To master magic is not to lose oneself to it entirely! The power at his command, however great it might be, he's holding in a feeble grasp. His own will can't match the will of the arcane. The ancient mages of Shurima did everyone a favor locking Xerath away, and the Institute of War would be wise to follow their example!"''
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He stole the scroll on his back from his teacher (and implied lover) Lilith, claiming she would have brought ruin on the world if he hadn't. He's clearly bothered by the act and how his "betrayal" upset Lilith.
* InsufferableGenius: One would be hard pressed to describe him as "patient" or "nice".
* JerkAss: He's kinda unpleasant in his lines.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/80/Ryze.attack2.ogg "Unpleasant? I'll show you unpleasant!"]]''
* MagikarpPower: He has a well-deserved reputation for having awful early levels due to his low attack and spell ranges as well as his low mana pool, making it difficult to both farm and counter-harass simultaenously. However, he scales hard even by mage standards into late-game due to high consistent area-of-effect damage and potential tankiness from mana items that keeps him alive as he blasts away.
* MightyGlacier: By caster standards, Ryze will end up resilient from buying tanky mana items and still remain powerful but he lacks any blink abilities to help his mobility (though the movement speed boost from Desperate Power helps).
* {{Pirate}}: His Pirate Ryze skin.
%% * PowerGlows
* PowerTattoo: The key to his unknown magical abilities.
* PureEnergy: He even has abilitites that scale off of ''his mana'', rather than AP.
%% * PurpleIsPowerful
* SeriesMascot: You can pretty much count on him showing up in any official art or promotional materials. The season 1 CGI trailer even featured him as the leader of the protagonist team and he's the only character to appear in all 3 of the CGI battle videos (the Season 1 trailer, the Dominion trailer and the Twist of Fate trailer).
* SpamAttack: Ryze using his 3 abilities as a combo probably won't burst as hard as another mage's 3 spells. The solution? Go for quantity over quality and keep casting while the enemy is waiting for their own cooldowns.
* SplashDamageAbuse: An attribute of his ultimate gives his spells splash damage, so his [[OhCrap Spell Flux potentially quadruples in damage output]] if his targets are standing near each other.
* SquishyWizard: Though he is this at the start of games, will most likely be averted. Because he powers up his spells with Mana as well as AP, he can get away with building tons of items made for tanks. It is possible for Ryze to be the single toughest person on your entire team if you don't have a true tank.
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[[folder:Sejuani, the Winter's Wrath]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/5f/Sejuani_select.ogg Trust nothing but your strength.]]-] ]]

->''"I was cut from the ice, shaped in the storms, hardened in the cold."''

Princess of one of the three great tribes of Freljord, Sejuani was the only one of her siblings to survive childhood. She feared that she too would fall to the brutal climate of her homeland, so she asked her tribe's mystic to predict her future. The sage prophesied that Sejuani would not only survive, but that she would be the one to unite Freljord as one people. Sejuani trained her entire life, pushing her physical boundaries beyond that of any of her tribesmen and forcing them to do the same, and her tribe only grew stronger as time went on. Then, on the first day of winter, envoys from Ashe's tribe brought gifts of grain to Sejuani, promising that her people would never go hungry if she united under Ashe's rule. Sejuani was insulted by the weakness of the Avarosan, who would rather farm than fight, so she had them stripped of their supplies and sent back through the storm. Sejuani decided to show Ashe and her people personally that in Freljord, only the strong deserve to live. To oppose Ashe, she is now part of the League as the representative of the Winter's Claw with Volibear and Olaf as her supporters.

Sejuani is a tank-fighter champion who rides a monstrous boar and combines freezing cold with pure brute strenght to disrupt and lock down enemies. Her passive, ''Frost Armor'', grants her a brief armor boost and a reduction to all slowing effects applied on her when she damages an enemy. Her first ability, ''Arctic Assault'', makes her boar charge forward, stopping upon colliding with an enemy champion, knocking up and damaging all enemies she hits depending on their maximum health. Her second ability, ''Flail of the Northern Winds'', transforms her next basic attack into a powerful flail slam that deals bonus magic damage to the target and all foes near it. She then starts swinging her flail around hear, damaging all nearby enemies based on her maximum health for a short duration. Her third ability, ''Permafrost'', passively makes all her basic attacks and abilities apply ''Frost'' on enemies they hit. When she activates the ability she freezes any targets affected by ''Frost'' in a huge area around her, damaging and slowing them. With her ultimate ability, ''Glacial Prison'', Sejuani hurls a frost-forged bola forward in a line that explodes upon colliding with an enemy champion, damaging and stunning all nearby enemies. If the bola reaches its maximum distance without hitting an enemy champion it will also explode, but will only slow nearby enemies.

Sejuani's alternate skins include Sabretusk Sejuani, Darkrider Sejuani, Traditional Sejuani and Bear Cavalry Sejuani.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* BareYourMidriff: In her Traditional and Sabretusk skins. Was her by default before getting a full set of armor.
* BearsAreBadNews: Her Bear Cavalry skin, released to celebrate the opening of the Russian servers.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: She believes very strongly in a seer's prophecy that she would one day rule the Freljord. Little does she know that the seer as actually [[TheChessmaster Lissandra]] trying to get her and Ashe to fight among themselves toward her own ends.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/ad/Sejuani.move13.ogg I will rule the Freljord.]]''
* CainAndAbel: While Sejuani and Ashe are technically distant cousins, they are sometimes referred to as sisters in a sense even by developers; Sejuani wants nothing more than to kill Ashe and reinstate her surpremacy.
** Reinforced by an in-game mission that occurs when an Ashe and Sejuani are on opposing teams. When they both hit level 18, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration a side quest will trigger]]: whomever kills the other acquires the cosmetic "Queen of the Freljord" buff, complete with an [[CoolCrown Ice Crown]] floating over the character for the rest of the game.
* ChekhovsGun: Her new Classic armor includes the Seeker's Armguard, an armor and ability power item purchasable during games and introduced a few months before her relaunch.
* CoolHelmet: Her default and most of her alts have some kind of Horned Helmet, although her Bear Cavalry skin swaps the helmet for an [[CoolHat Ushanka.]]
* {{Determinator}}: To an absolutely terrifying degree; her lore states outright that no one should have been able to survive the things she's powered through.
* EpicFlail: Her weapon of choice, and boy is it huge.
* ExposedToTheElements: Her backstory says that she walked through blizzards with no food and no armor, just to toughen herself up.
** Her Traditional Skin (which was her old default skin) has her wearing a chain-mail bikini. [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=26497678 Her lead artist]] explains that he didn't know she was supposed to be from Freljord until it was too late to change.
* {{Foil}}: To Ashe. [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Dour and cruel to Ashe's confident and regal]], unable to let go of a grudge in the face of Ashe's bids for unification and peace, short-ranged [=AoE=] to Ashe's long-ranged strikes -- and most importantly, a [[StoneWall beefy, implacable tank]] to [[GlassCannon Ashe's fragile Ranged DPS]].
* FullBoarAction: She rides her massive boar Bristle into battle.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation[=/=]{{Irony}}: Is a SocialDarwinist who believes only the strong should survive... and serves as one of the best peelers in the game, being able to effectively keep the entire enemy team from reaching the squishy Carries as they blow them away.
* AnIcePerson: Her attacks inflict frost on her opponents. She also summons an arctic storm.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/9b/Sejuani.move11.ogg The cold does not forgive.]]''
* IcyBlueEyes: Look at her character portrait. Pretty obvious.
* JunglePrincess: Sabertusk Sejuani
* MadeOfIron: As her {{Determinator}} bit can elaborate.
* MagikarpPower: Infamous for having one of the worst early games, similar to other tank junglers like Amumu and Nautilus. Shes very prone to invades and, while she can escape from people and live, she likely can't out duel someone one on one early game. She also has a very slow clear time that isn't helped by a low base movement speed. Late game, after she's got items and levels, shes one of the best initiators, peelers, and damage soakers in the game, perhaps the only champion who can peel ''five'' enemy champions ''at the same time'' while dealing respectable area of effect damage to a lot of enemies in a teamfight.
* MiseryBuildsCharacter: Her view in her new lore, and a significant part of why she hates Ashe.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b6/Sejuani.move14.ogg Pain is nothing.]]''
* MixAndMatchCritters: Bristle is described as a "wolf-boar hybrid" by her artists.
* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: Bear Cavalry Sejuani evokes the old images the West had of Soviets during the Cold War (including the ridiculous notion that Russians tame bears and use them as mounts).
* NotSoDifferent: Again, to Ashe and Lissandra; all three have a stunning ultimate and more than one way to apply slows.
* SocialDarwinist: She believes only the strong are fit to survive in the Freljord and is looking to conquer and pillage its weaker tribes until only hers stand supreme.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She trained for 20 years in a frozen wasteland to be ready for her queenship.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d3/Sejuani.move08.ogg I will not hide behind another shield.]]''
* StoneWall: By default a typical Sejuani build will turn her into an utterly implacable tank with respectable damage output.
** MightyGlacier: It's definitely possible to incorporate more damage into her build as well as a reasonable balance.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: She doesn't believe in making ''any'' concessions to the weakness of her own body, least of all bundling up because of the cold. This is reflected in her Traditional skin. Lorewise, after she was done, she put on a standard set of armor.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Unlike other "duo Champions" like Nunu and Quinn, it's clear that Sejuani and Bristle don't get along as equals.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: This is the recall animation for the Bear Cavalry skin. Just in case you weren't convinced that it was a reference to the USSR/Russia.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She's the Tomboy to Ashe. She's buff, tough and preferring warfare and her fighting style is more rumbling and tumbling on the enemy and beating them down close range while tanking up damage. She also sports a ContraltoOfDanger, and she has short hair that's still covered with her helmet.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/5c/Sejuani.move04.ogg We fight, while cowards talk.]]''
* TrainingFromHell: Tortured herself into her current physical condition through little more than force of will.
* UnstoppableForceMeetsImmovableObject: In Olaf's lore, Sejuani was the only thing able to battle The Berserker to a standstill. Quite impressive, seeing how he had just effortlessly carved a path through her warriors. Making her the Immovable Object to Olaf's Unstoppable Force.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Good luck trying to outrun a Sejuani that really wants you dead- between her multiple crowd control spells to keep you close and even a wall-dash to follow escapes through walls, it'll take quite a bit to shake her off.
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[[folder:Shaco, the Demon Jester]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ShacoSquare_8120.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/55/Shaco_Select.ogg How about a magic trick?]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' AdamHarrington

->''"Whatever you do, don't tell him you missed the punch line."''

An entity from another world that takes the form of a murderous clown, Shaco hires out his services as a mercenary, killing people with deadly toys and gadgets. The summoners of the League use his membership as a fleeting means to track his movements and schemes, but Shaco's own reasons for joining remain unknown.

Shaco is an assassin champion that uses deceit and illusion to counter his fragility and confuse opponents while he murders them from the back. His passive, ''Backstab'', increases the damage of his basic attacks and abilities when they hit foes from behind. His first ability, ''Deceive'', teleports Shaco a short distance forward in a puff of smoke, becoming invisible for a brief duration and making his next basic attack deal grealty enhanced damage. With his second ability, ''Jack in the Box'', Shaco plants a toy box at a nearby target location that becomes invisible after a brief delay. Any foe getting close to it will cause the box to spring open revealing a demonic toy clown that fears all nearby enemies, forcing them to flee from it while being slowed, and attacks nearby enemies. His third ability, ''Two-Shiv Poison'', coats Shaco's daggers in poison, passively making his basic attacks slow the target and blind enemy minions, giving them a chance to miss their attacks. The ability can also be activated to hurl one of the daggers at a nearby enemy, damaging and slowing them. His ultimate ability, ''Hallucinate'', creates a manually controlled duplicate of Shaco for a brief duration, completely indisinguishable from himself, that attacks nearby foes. When the duplicate is killed or the duration expires it will explode in a shower of daggers, damaging all nearby foes.

Shaco's alternate skins include Mad Hatter Shaco, Royal Shaco, Nutcracko, Workshop Shaco, Asylum Shaco, and Masked Shaco.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AxCrazy: If you so much as ''speak'' to Shaco, you're in danger.
* BackStab: The name of his passive.
* CaptainErsatz: He's the Joker in Harley Quinn's outfit. His origins, meanwhile, are more in line with [[{{It}} Pennywise]] or the [[{{Spawn}} Violator]].
* CrutchCharacter: He is an excellent ganker early game, but if he and his team don't get sufficiently fed before the laning phase ends and teamfights are commonplace, he falls off the radar very quickly.
* DifficultButAwesome: It's difficult to just jump in and play Shaco effectively due to his fragility, his unorthodox skillset, and his reliance on ConfusionFu. Also, Jack-in-the-Box, Deceive, and Hallucinate have many, many inventive uses that are not immediately apparent. This is all worsened by the limited time frame most Shacos have to acquire kills during laning or else be rather useless. However, players who learn his gimmicks and tricks are some of the most feared gankers in the game and can ruin the enemy jungler's game like no other. Bad Shacos feed, good Shacos are living nightmares.
* DecoyGetaway: One possible use for Hallucinate is to bait enemies into killing the fake.
* DoppelgangerAttack: The clone from Hallucinate also attacks, making it possible to nearly double damage output.
%%* DoppelgangerSpin
* EvilRedhead: The Royal and Workshop skins both give him a mop of red hair.
* GlassCannon: Hits hard, but goes down just as easily.
* GreenEyes: A demonic jester sounds pretty striking, as you'd expect from this trope?
%%* GlowingEyesOfDoom
* HappyHarlequinHat: Wears on in all five of his skins.
* HumanoidAbomination: He's not even from our dimension originally, but takes the form of a clown nonetheless.
* InTheBack: His passive increases all autoattack damage from behind. Go ahead and run from an ambush; that's exactly what Shaco wants you to do.
%%* KnifeNut
* MonsterClown: [[SarcasmMode Definitely the clown you want for your child's birthday party.]]
* OddFriendship: The [[AllThereInTheManual Official Website]] lists him as friends with Fiddlesticks and Nocture. Given that they're all [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] that like to inflict fear on their victims, it makes a certain amount of sense.
* PaperThinDisguise: [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101218123636/leagueoflegends/images/0/02/Shaco_NutcrackoLoading.jpg The Nutcracko.]] [[SarcasmMode That's definitely a]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial nutcracker and]] [[BlatantLies not a]] [[MonsterClown crazy]] [[VillainousHarlequin clown.]]
* PsychoForHire: He's a mercenary after all.
* SignificantAnagram: "Chaos," and if he's good, ''oh'' will he ever cause it.
* {{Troll}}: Shaco seems custom-designed to enrage the enemy team as much as possible.
%%* VillainousHarlequin
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[[folder:Shen, Eye of Twilight]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ShenSquare_259.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/59/Shen_Select.ogg A demonstration of superior judgement.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KeithSilverstein

->''"The Eye of Twilight sees not the despair of its victims, only the elegance of equilibrium."''

Shen is a member of the Kinkou ninja, dedicated to preserving balance in the world. Shen's willpower manifests from his intense childhood training, chosen to be the judge of those who threaten the balance of Valoran, unhindered by emotion.

Shen is a tank-fighter champion that excels at diverting attention away from his teammates and moving across the map to help allies in need. Like the other ninja champions, he uses a fixed Energy Meter as a resource instead of mana. His passive, ''Ki Strike'', makes his next basic attack deal extra damage based on his maximum health and restore Energy every few seconds. His first ability, ''Vorpal Blade'', hurls one of his swords at a nearby target, damaging and marking them for a brief duration. Any allied champion that attacks a marked enemy is healed over time. His second ability, ''Feint'', protects Shen with a brief damage-absorbing shield that, while it lasts, also makes his basic attacks reduce the cooldown of his ''Ki Strike''. With his third ability, ''Shadow Dash'', Shen dashes forward in a line, damaging, and taunting any enemy champions he passes through, forcing them to attack him for a few seconds, and also restoring Energy for each champion struck. His ultimate ability, ''Stand United'', places a damage-absorbing shield on an ally anywhere on the map and, after a brief delay, teleports Shen directly to their side.

Shen's alternate skins include Yellow Jacket Shen, Frozen Shen, Surgeon Shen, Blood Moon Shen, Warlord Shen, and TPA Shen.

'''Associated tropes:'''

%%* AncientTradition
* ArchEnemy: Zed. He's looking to bring him to justice for killing his father and overthrowing his temple.
* BadAss: Seriously, what kind of ninja charges his opponents and ''dares'' them to attack him?
%%* BecauseDestinySaysSo
* BigDamnHeroes: His ultimate, Stand United, has him pulling these like rabbits out of a hat- [[{{Metaphorgotten}} rabbits that shield his allies substantially then transport Shen across the map to aid them]]
** MassOhCrap: When an ''enemy'' Shen does this, your team's reaction is often this. Even if a team has the burst to finish Shen's target off before he can get there, very often the sight of the gigantic shield and the purple bubble will cause the attackers to break off immediately and ''run for it.''
* TheBigGuy: Among the Kinkou.
* BoringButPractical: Stand United has the distinction of being the only ultimate in the game that does 0 damage ''and'' cannot directly benefit himself. It's for exactly this reason that he's constantly on the pick/ban list at all levels of play because of how useful it is and how much global pressure he can exert on enemies that are aware that it's off cooldown.
* CainAndAbel: Has this going on with Zed, his adopted brother and (former) fellow disciple.
* CaptainErsatz: He'll remind you of [[NinjaGaiden Ryu Hayabusa]]. His Yellow Jacket and Frozen skins can make him look like [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion and Sub-Zero]] respectively.
* TheCavalry: On demand. You're about to die when suddenly a purple bubble appears to protect you and your health bar. No, it's not divine intervention, it's Shen, and he's about to save the day.
** Not to say that the enemy could interrupt, if they take out the purple bubble AND you with it, Shen will NOT appear and just wasted his ultimate.
* CoolMask: His Blood Moon Shen skin features a cool Hannya mask.
* DeathByOriginStory: His father was killed in Zed's backstory.
* DevelopmentGag: His character was designed by Guinsoo: he'll sometimes chant his name while channeling Stand United as a reference to this.
* DynamicEntry: Stand United has him appear next to a teammate after smoke, chanting, and a flash of light. Even moreso if Shen uses it offensively to reinforce his teammates in an already advantageous or even situation.
* DualWielding: Has two swords in scabbards strapped to his back, and keeps a hand on each while standing still. However, he only uses one for attacking (aside from crits or using Ki Strike, in which he uses both).
* TheFaceless: As a ninja, his face has never been shown.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Meta-example, Riot noticed that for a while he was considered a JokeCharacter, so they remade his skills. Now, he (especially his ultimate) is considered so stupidly good that he's on the permanently banned list for fear that the enemy team gets to use him.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: He ''charges'' right at you, even. Though he still manages to always be there when you least expect it, dashing through walls or using his ultimate to appear on the other side of the map in an instant.
* InHarmsWay: An integral part of his Shadow Dash skill.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: He's a ''flippin' '' ninja!
* {{Irony}}: For being called a ninja, Shen's not so great the the "stealth" and "assasination" part so much as he is good at tanking hits directly.
* IShallTauntYou: Like Rammus's taunt, he can direct attention away from the squishies and onto himself for a few seconds.
* KiAttack: His passive is called Ki Strike. What do you think it is?
* TheKirk: He makes the final decision amongst his fellow Kinkou ninjas. He also has some overlap with TheSpock, as his position of the Eye of Twilight requires him to makes decisions completely dispassionately.
* LightningBruiser: Does respectable enough damage to qualify
* ManaMeter: In the form of an Energy Meter, a mechanic he shares with his fellow ninjas and Lee Sin.
* MissingMom: Apparently, Shen's mom is dead too (or at the very least, simply not there), if Zed's taunt to him is anything to go by.
* {{Ninja}}: Duh.
* NinjaRun: Complete with the two fingers held in front of his mouth as he does it.
* NotTheIntendedUse: Shen was intended as a support-y tank that sticks near his team to bodyguard it with low wave-clearing power in his kit. Because he can survive out on his own and just Stand United into the fray when his team needs him, he is often built to increase his split-pushing ability. That is, solo pushing lanes away from where the action is then springing into action with his ultimate once fighting starts.
** His Taunt ability also falls into this category because it's a dash move, which (like all dash moves in this game) ignores terrain. This means he can Taunt himself ''through walls'' to ''escape'' pursuit.
* PowerTrio: With Akali and Kennen. Even ''with'' the [[ConservationOfNinjutsu trivial health debuff they receive if teamed up.]]
* PracticalTaunt: So practical it even sends causes him to dash a short distance so as to draw the taunted enemies away from his team for a moment.
* RequiredSecondaryPowers: Like other champions with map-wide abilities, a competent Shen must maintain good map awareness almost all the time to be able to save his allies or make plays with his ultimate.
* SkillgateCharacter: His ultimate teaches you about map awareness, since it allows you to save your teammate from near death and turn a bad 2v2 into a 3v2. That being said, his ultimate is relatively easy to predict.
* StoneWall: While his damage output isn't spectacular by any means, between the healing from Vorpal blade that scales with HP, the shield from Feint, his taunt/escape, and his Energy meter (Which refills much quicker than mana usually does, especially with his passive), Shen is notoriously difficult to force out of lane when played right.
* TheStoic: A necessary requirement for fulfilling his training.
%%* SupernaturalGoldEyes:
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: His Q skill, [[Literature/{{Jabberwocky}} Vorpal Blade]].
* TooAwesomeToUse: Stand United has quite a long cooldown, forcing players to decide whether to save someone right now and lose it for the next few minutes or whether to reserve it for a more crucial moment.
* TrainingFromHell: Culminating in a test requiring him to [[ExtremeDoormat show no emotion whatsoever]] as his own father is tortured before him. [[NervesOfSteel Shen aced it]].
* YouAreAlreadyDead: His taunt line invokes this:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/7f/Shen.taunt.ogg "You're already dead. You just haven't caught up yet."]]''
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[[folder:Shyvana, the Half-Dragon]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ShyvanaSquare_9391.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/59/Shyvana.ogg They are nothing before me.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KarenStrassman

->''"I have proven my might to dragonkind -- what challenge shall humans pose?"''

The offspring of a dragon in human form and a human woman. As half-dragons were considered an abomination by dragonkind, she and her father faced much persecution from other dragons, culminating with her father's murder at the claws of another dragon. In her grief, Shyvana set off to avenge her father's death. On her journey she met Jarvan IV, the prince of Demacia, who was on his own journey of self-discovery. After hearing her story, Jarvan and his men agreed to help Shyvana avenge her father. Their group tracked down the dragon, and after a fierce battle they prevailed, with Shyvana striking the final blow. Impressed with her strength and valor, Jarvan offered her a place in the Demacian military. Though she knew that humans feared her for her draconian blood, Shyvana agreed in the hopes that she would finally find a home where she belonged. She now serves among the ranks of Demacia's elite guard. When Jarvan joined the League, she was quick to follow.

Shyvana is a fighter-tank champion that excels at rapidly assaulting and taking out single targets, and can also morph into a dragon to deal strong area of effect damage. Instead of mana she uses Fury as a resource, gaining a small amount of Fury passively, as well as everytime she attacks. However, she only spends Fury to use her ultimate ability; the rest of her abilities have no cost attached to them and are only constrained by cooldowns. Her passive, ''Dragonborn'', grants her a small bonus to her armor and magic resistance that is doubled when she's in ''Dragon Form''. Her first ability, ''Twin Bite'', makes her next basic attack strike twice for bonus damage. The cooldown of the ability is reduced everytime she attacks an enemy. Her second ability, ''Burnout'', engulfs Shyvana in flames for a brief duration, increasing her movement speed and continuously damaging all surrounding foes. If she attacks an enemy while engulfed in flames, the duration of the ability is increased. Her third ability, ''Flame Breath'', sends out a fireball that damages all enemies in a line and marks them for few seconds. If Shyvana attacks a marked target, she will deal bonus damage equal to their maximum health. Her ultimate ability, ''Dragon's Descent'', can only be activated when Shyvana reaches 100% Fury, and transforms her into a dragon that dashes to a nearby location in a fiery wave, damaging all enemies in her path and carrying them towards her landing location. She then will remain transformed for as long as she has Fury left, which will rapidly deplete when she's in ''Dragon Form''. Additionally, when she's in ''Dragon Form'' her abilities are empowered: her ''Twin Bite'' cleaves all opponents in front of her, her ''Burnout'' leaves behinds a burning trail in the ground that damages all enemies that pass through it, and her ''Flame Breath'' hits all enemies in a cone in front of Shyvana.

Shyvana's alternate skins include Boneclaw Shyvana, Ironscale Shyvana, Darkflame Shyvana, and Ice Drake Shyvana.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AchillesHeel: Although very powerful in the top lane, as well as a very fast jungler, Shyvana has no crowd control aside from a brief knock up for her ultimate, and her mobility is entirely based on running really fast. She can easily be kited and whittled down if you know what you're doing.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Her skin is grey-coloured... she is a half-dragon, though. Her alternate skins give her a light, caucasian skin tone. Her ability description states she has scales in human form, but that could possibly mean her orange "armor" (her chinese artwork notably makes her fauld certainly look like they are actually part of her body).
* AnIcePerson: Her Ice Drake skin puts this spin on her powers.
* AttackAttackAttack: Her abilities heavily reward aggression and being in the thick of things. The Armor and Magic defense bonuses from her passive are enhanced in Dragon Form, and her auto-attacks benefit her other abilities, further rewarding Shyvana for just jumping into teams and beating the living daylights out of them.
* BandOfBrothers: [[SociallyAwkwardHero While Shyvana isn't really good at talking with people]], [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27711666#27711666 she "thrives in battle with her warrior-comrades" just fine]].
* BashBrothers: Shyvana and Jarvan IV are friends and Demacian warriors alike.
* BreathWeapon: Her Flame Breath ability in dragon form shoots a bunch of {{Fireballs}} out of her maw. The ability's name is more metaphorical in her human form as she instead shoots in our from her hands like a KamehameHadouken.
* CoolHelmet: She wears a helmet with horns coming out of both sides pointing back and smaller points pointing back from the top - it greatly resembles the shape of her head as a dragon. More oddly, armor plates sequentially connect to the back of it to cover her long ponytail - these were likely made to resemble her tail as a dragon.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Darkflame skin makes her look very scary with its [[CoolHelmet horned helmet]] and [[SpikesOfVillainy spiky]] ShouldersOfDoom, coupled with turning all her flame effects black and making her dragon form suitably horrific, but her battle banter still shows she allies with Demacia.
* DependingOnTheArtist: Her grey skin also has a bluish tinge in-game while her splash art portrays it as simply dull grey.
* DoubleConsciousness: When she's in her dragon form, her lines are noticeably more vicious and aggressive. [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27704253#27704253 A Riot writer confirms she indeed is of conflicting natures]].
* DynamicEntry: See FoeTossingCharge.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Her title is pretty self-explanatory.
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her gauntlets do not look alike from left and right. Possibly inspired by some RealLife usages of DualWielding weapons, her right-hand gauntlet is the noticeably larger of the two. This is ultimately because the gauntlets form a dragon's head when held together.
* {{Fireballs}}: Her Flame Breath ability shoots one... unless she's transformed into a dragon, then she instead shoots a lot.
* FireballEyeballs: In dragon form.
* FireForgedFriends: Shyvana and Jarvan IV started their relationship working together to finish off a dragon. Jarvan IV remained a close-friend of Shyvana thereafter.
* FoeTossingCharge: Her ultimate, Dragon's Descent, lets her [[DynamicEntry jump right at her enemies and knock them a short distance back if they're in her way]]. [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons While turning into a dragon]].
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Shyvana's dragon form requires the fury resource, just like how it mostly requires her to be angry in-universe to transform.
* GiantFlyer: Well, for a second with one ability in-game. Her ultimate which turns her into a dragon and has her swoop down an area.
* HairTriggerTemper: [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27704253#27704253 A Rioter writer states she is prone to react with anger]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: A [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin half-dragon]], half-human.
* HerdHittingAttack: Half of the point of her ultimate - it not only causes magic damage to enemies hit by her descent in a line, but also causes all of her other abilities to have the potential to do this (or in her Burnout's case, enhances its ability to do that even more)
* HulkingOut: Her dragon form is an example of this trope considering how it requires her to be angry to transform and maintain it.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: The dragon-head gauntlets she wears look ''really freakin' cool'', but it'd make a lot more sense to wear something significantly smaller on your hands, or hold another weapon altogether. Even more oddly, these aren't improvised - the lore discussion linked under DoubleConsciousness above also confirms she had them comissioned only after being brought to Demacia. [[FridgeBrilliance Her dragon nature probably feels happiest when it's got a set of sharp, heavy claws to rip her victims apart with.]]
* IncendiaryExponent: Well, unless you're fighting against Shyvana. Otherwise, it's pretty cool to watch a warrior-woman rampage around as flames spin around her... or, even better, a dragon with flames spinning around them as the ground burns behind them!
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66n3UYfPE4 Champion Spotlight]] puts it best:
-->'''Phreak:''' Shyvana is a melee fighter who scales particularly well with attack speed. Her playstyle revolves around sticking to a target and destroying its health bar. Also, she turns into a dragon.
* LightningBruiser: Shyvana passively gets free armor and magic resistance in addition to having decent base durability despite that, Burnout is among of the best movement speed boosts in the game, every single part of Shyvana's kit provides her damage, and these aspects of Shyvana are ''before'' she uses Dragon's Descent to jump over a wall a long distance [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons while turning into a dragon]] (doubling her passive armour and magic resistance bonus), rampaging around [[IncendiaryExponent while on fire]]. Her drawback from these advantages is a near total [[StandardStatusEffects lack of utility effects]] (aside from a KnockBack on Dragon's Descent that ''can'' be helpful but is usually dubious in effectiveness) and being dependent on remaining close to enemies to fully-utilize her damage.
* NotSoStoic: This was mentioned on the final line of her old background from her draconic heritage showing. This was dropped in a later re-write of her background. Used by her lines in-game - as a human, she speaks in a calm and confident tone. As a dragon, she relishes in her power and speaks more aggressively.
* OnlyFriend: [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27711666#27711666 Jarvan IV is the only person Shyvana might open up to]].
** Subverted, as she is friends with Galio, as well. His wisdom has a calming effect on her rage.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: About 15 feet long with a very bat-like in structure and small wings on the forearms. There were some fans who insisted that Shyvana was ''not'' a dragon, but a wyvern because of this.
* PlayingWithFire: Even in normal form, she'll fling fire at you or surround herself in flames like it's her job. Which it kind of is, since she's a dragon.
* PowerFist: She attacks with her hands, which have large gauntlets shaped like a dragon's head on them.
* {{PsychoactivePowers}}: Turning into a dragon requires her to be pissed off.
* RapunzelHair: Her ponytail is around the length of her upper body.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27711666#27711666 According to a Riot writer, Shyvana's reserved and intimidating to talk to as well as uncomfortable with social gatherings. However, she'll still order you around in battle as her instinct demands]].
* SplashDamageAbuse: Twin Fang gives more fury for every target you hit in dragon form, allowing you to prolong the duration of it as much as possible by hitting as many targets as you can with it, as well as benefiting from life steal, critical strike, on-hit effects like an normal attack... only potentially much more at once!
* {{Stripperific}}: Her default skin shows quite a lot of flesh, as does her Boneclaw skin. Her Ironscale skin, however, largely covers her like a suit of armor would. Her Darkflame skin generally covers her pretty thoroughly, except for its prominent CleavageWindow.
* TomboyishPonytail: Shyvana's base skin has this though it's kinda hard to tell since the hair on the back of her head is covered by a line of armor-scales on top of each other ending in a point. The other skins clearly has her hair in a ponytail. She is clearly not a girly-girl regardless.
* TookALevelInBadass: While she was never exactly bad, she was fairly underwhelming, until Riot tweaked her kit. The she became one of the strongest top laners in the game and a highly contested ban in the upper tiers. Even early game powerhouse [[CrutchCharacter crutch characters]] like Renekton have a hard time beating her now.
* UnstoppableRage: [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=27700433#27700433 Shyvana currently relies on her anger to turn into a dragon]]. Her power as a dragon is fairly self-explanatory.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: ZigZagged, she can turn into a dragon. However, doing so and staying in that form in-game requires fury. One of Riot's writers, seen above in UnstoppableRage, states she generally maintains her form with her anger, making it somewhat less voluntary.
* WreathedInFlames: Her Burnout essentially does this, giving her a speed boost while active in addition to harming enemies close by. If she uses it while in dragon form it burns the ground she walks on, causing damage to anyone chasing her.
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[[folder:Singed, the Mad Chemist]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/5b/Singed_Select.ogg How about a drink?]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Main/DameonClarke

->''"My deadliest dose shall bear my patron's name!"''
-->-- '''Singed''', having just christened the Insanity Potion

Singed is a mad scientist who acts as a mercenary, transformed into a fighting machine by countless alchemical experiments and accidents. Friend of the deadly manhunter Warwick, Singed worked hard to absorb his teachings, eventually taking his place at the forefront of the laboratory. When the Rune Wars came to an end, Singed joined the League of Legends to continue his craft on a new battlefield.

Singed is a tank-fighter champion whose ability set is largely based around kiting and displacing enemies, dealing damage just by running around. His passive, ''Empowered Bulwark'', increases his health for a percentage of his maximum mana. His first ability, ''Poison Trail'', is a toggled ability that, at the cost of some mana per second, will continuously leave a trail of poison gas behind Singed as he moves, damaging all enemies inside it over time. His second ability, ''Mega Adhesive'', shoots out a pool of glue at a nearby area that lingers there for a while, massively slowing any enemies that pass through it. With his third ability, ''Fling'', Singed will throw a nearby enemy behind him with his shield, damaging them. His ultimate ability, ''Insanity Potion'', makes Singed drink a powerful brew of chemicals that grants him a large bonus to his movement speed, ability power, regeneration and defenses for a long duration.

Singed's alternate skins include Riot Squad Singed, Hextech Singed, Surfer Singed, MadScientist Singed, Augmented Singed and Snow Day Singed.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AffablyEvil: For a deranged, amoral alchemist, he has a voice and demeanor that could be mistaken for "serene." [[LaughingMad All bets are off once he chugs his]] PsychoSerum [[LaughingMad of course]].
* BadassBaritone[=/=]EvilSoundsDeep: Has a deep, rich voice. It's subdued in his regular lines, but his laugh emote really shows it off.
* BaldOfEvil: As can be seen in his portrait.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: "Proxy Singed", a seemingly insane and highly [[{{Troll}} trollish]] strategy where a Singed farms minions alone in-between enemy turrets or (if one is feeling especially ballsy) ''[[RefugeInAudacity inside the enemy's base]]'' alone. While the enemy team is guaranteed to shut you down eventually and make your number of deaths on the high side, there's several benefits. One enemy can't stop you and several enemies take a while (because you're [[TheJuggernaut Singed]]) which [[WeNeedADistraction buys your team some valuable time]], you still pick up a lot of farm to get items without any kills, and most infuriatingly, killing the enemy's minions before they even get into lane makes it nigh-impossible for the enemy to push towers!
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His poison. It doesn't deal a lot of damage, but it's surprisingly deceiving and by the time you've realised you've underestimated it, it'll eat away three quarters of your health and leave you screwed since if there's one thing Singed can do really well, it's stopping you from escaping and exposing you to more poison.
* DifficultButAwesome: While not as difficult as other champions, he tends to be underplayed because his damage isn't great, his skills aren't conventional and they have a fair learning curve and his character often encourages a completely counter-intuitive game style and strategies compared to all other champions. A bad Singed will be slightly annoying, but fairly useless. However, a good Singed will absolutely wreck your day, being essentially unkillable while he constantly flings, slows and outruns you in his poison. One joke about how to play Singed went like this:
-->Ask yourself: if I were playing anybody else, would this be a good idea?\\
[[ViolationOfCommonSense If you answer no: Then do it.]]\\
[[ViolationOfCommonSense If you answer yes: Then stop doing it.]]
* FoeTossingCharge: In the form of flinging the enemy behind his back, where they are happily met and "[[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha befriended]]" by Singed's team.
* GeniusBruiser: An incredibly talented chemist who also happens to be a hulking juggernaut.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Probably as a result of all the chemicals he's tested on himself
* GradualGrinder: His [[DeathOfAThousandCuts poison]] can wear down an entire team, but it takes awhile. Luckily, the rest of his kit is perfect for stalling.
* HealingFactor: Given that the Insanity Potion cranks up almost ''all'' of Singed's stats, HP regeneration included, it's not uncommon to find Singed players using it solely to quickly recover some health.
* HopeSpot: Very good at stopping enemies from running away. Those fleeing often find themselves [[YouWillNotEvadeMe slowed and then thrown to their deaths]].
* ImplacableMan: Once Singed gets going, you are ''not'' going to be able to stop him; attempting to do so means you'll get flung into a puddle of glue and some poison. And Singed? He'll just happily go about his normal business while you're choking on poison.
* JerkAss: Not only does Singed bomb civilians and cause UnfriendlyFire according to Master Yi and Riven's backgrounds respectively, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he also]] freely [[{{TrashTalk}} trash talks]].
* TheJuggernaut: Once Singed has popped his ult, there is pretty much nothing you can do to stop him.
* LaughingMad: His /laugh soundbites stand out amongst the rest of his languid, casual dialogue for some reason.
* LightningBruiser: His passive lets him build up a respectable health bonus without even trying and hits pretty hard. Once he pops his ultimate, though, good luck trying to get away...
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Magically enchanted to better protect him.
* MadnessMantra: "Mix, mix, swirl, ''mix''." It's just one of his regular lines but one will hear it rather often given how he has relatively few lines for a champion.
* MadScientist: When Singed refers to his "patron" in his quote above, he's ''not'' talking about a person.
* MagikarpPower: His kit isn't exactly conducive to racking up tons of kills early on unless he gets assistance and/or his opponent is exceptionally dim-witted. Deprive him of farm during the laning phase and he'll end up being a mere nuisance later on. Let him freely farm, however, and he ends up becoming one of the most infuriating tanks to shut down unless your entire team focuses him at once, which is usually tactical suicide.
* MundaneUtility: Snow Day Singed's recall animation has him attach his snow machine to his sled, and let it propel him in circles until he gets back to base.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: If you see a Singed do something unbelievably idiotic (like running into an entire enemy team just to hit a person once) then run, odds are that he's trying to get enemies to chase him.
* PoisonousPerson: More in terms of his arsenal than natural powers, although he is said to have a vastly improved physique due to all his chemical tests.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: How he became a bald and bandaged-up hulk of a man.
* PsychoForHire: He's Zaunian, but he quite willingly sold out his "expertise" to Noxus during their invasion of Ionia.
* PsychoSerum: His most powerful concoction is literally called the Insanity Potion. Upon imbibing it, in addition to the many positive effects, he begins foaming at the mouth. The foam in question is ''[[SicklyGreenGlow green]]''.
* SchmuckBait: Go on, chase Singed. He'll almost always be faster than you, but he'll turn back around eventually after you've obliviously dwindled away your health chasing him through his gas cloud and you're completely at his mercy.
* ShieldBash: He beats people with the shield. Probably helps that it's got spikes on it.
* ShieldsAreUseless: The shield provides extra health based upon Singed's mana reserve, as explicated in his passive ''Empowered Bulwark'', but Singed never uses the thing to actually ''block''.
* StickySituation: 'Mega-adhesive'. Just in case you thought you could escape from him, or keep up trying to kill him, he's got enough glue to ''really'' ruin your mobility
* SuperPersistentPredator: If you see Singed close the distance between you and him, ''get away''. He ''will'' chase you down and fling you and you'll likely find yourself in the jaws of his hungry teammates.
* UnfriendlyFire: Outside of the Fields of Justice, When Singed moves in the gas-artillery, you vacate the area with haste. After all, friends, enemies and civilians alike make for an ''excellent'' field-test.
* {{Troll}}:
** Singed, like Shaco, seems to revolve entirely around pissing off the enemy team as much as humanly possible. Case in point: most enemy players know better than to chase him... but will do it anyway if provoked enough.
** Singed is ''actually'' like this in-universe League matches. He loves to TrashTalk.
* VillainsOutShopping: Surfer Singed. Apparently, even deplorable alchemists can still enjoy some down time at the beach.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Singed's kit encourages tactics and playstyles that would be suicide if tried on pretty much anyone else. A common rule of thumb when playing Singed is to ask yourself, does what I'm about to do make ''any kind of sense'' if I do it with ''any other champion''? If the answer is yes, don't do it. If the answer is no, you're all set.
** Conversely, most players will realize halfway that the sensible thing they are doing (chasing a low health enemy to try to finish him off) is ''not'' sensible with Singed and back off. [[TooDumbToLive Most of them, at any rate.]]
* WeNeedADistraction: "Did that Singed just run into our team then flee? [[SchmuckBait GET HIM!]]... boy he's fast... wait, [[TooDumbToLive where did all my health go]]? And how did his team manage to destroy 2 towers already?"
%%* WickedCultured
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: All his imbibed concoctions have certainly not helped his psyche or his morality, the latter of which was lacking even before the alchemy changed him too much. His ultimate, a potent steroid for his might, speed, and durability, is even called Insanity Potion.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Very hard to get away from. And that's an understatement.
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[[folder:Sion, the Undead Champion]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b8/Sion_Select.ogg I do it.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' J.S.Gillbert

->''"For Noxus, death is a promotion."''
-->-- '''Pantheon'''

Sion was an insane berserker and warrior of Noxus who was captured and executed by Demacian forces. His remains were stolen and he was brought back to life as a zombie/golem, adding dark magic abilities to his already formidable physical strength, to fight once more for his city.

Sion is a fighter-mage champion who can be built as either a resilient attacker or a burst mage, in both cases preferring to fight up close and personal. His passive, ''Feel no Pain'', grants him a chance to ignore a percentage of damage taken from basic attacks. His first ability, ''Cryptic Gaze'', damages and stuns a nearby enemy with a terrifying gaze. His second ability, ''Death's Caress'', surrounds Sion with a damage-absorbing shield made of souls for a duration. When the duration ends or the ability is reactivated the shield bursts, damaging nearby enemies. His third ability, ''Enrage'', is a toggled ability that, at the cost of some health per attack, increases Sion's attack damage and grants him a permanent bonus to his maximum health whenever he kills a unit. With his ultimate ability, ''Cannibalism'', Sion goes berserker for a duration, gaining a large bonus to his attack speed, making his basic attacks heal Sion for a percentage of the damage dealt, and also healing all nearby allies for a percentage of the amount healed to Sion.

Sion's alternate skins include Hextech Sion, Barbarian Sion, Lumberjack Sion, and Warmonger Sion.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AffablyEvil: Even as an undead behemoth, Sion and his Choppa don't seem very sinister. His death sounds calm compared to Nocturne and like Singed is just plain calm in battle.
* TheAhnold: Half his lines are Arnold Schwarzenegger shout-outs.
* TheArtifact: Since the % chance of slowing an enemy on Phage / Frozen Mallet / Trinity Force got reworked, Sion's passive is literally the only element of chance in the game (besides critical hit chance). Since the developers' stated goal was to remove RNG mechanics from the game (the exception being crit chance), this is going to be the first thing to go when Sion gets his re-work.
* AnAxeToGrind: It's huge... and named Choppa.
* AwesomeButImpractical: A Sion with many accumulated stacks of Enrage to boost his max HP as well as a full build (including an Atma's Impaler to convert bonus HP into AD) will be nigh-unstoppable as hacks everything to death in his path. However, he requires the majority of a game's length to farm to make this happen, which ends up making him a liability compared to other fighters that can achieve sufficient amounts of damage with much less investment.
* TheBerserker: Once he's built properly, a Sion can probably just run into the enemy team and chop them all to pieces.
* BloodKnight:
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/4b/Sion.attack4.ogg "Lead me to Battle."'']]
* TheBrute: Probably the least intelligent of the Noxian champions and also among the strongest.
* CombatMedic: He doesn't fulfill the healer's role per-se, but his ultimate causes his physical attacks to heal both himself and his allies close by for the duration. When built as a physical DPS, Sion can easily keep his whole team alive with this massive lifesteal.
* CrutchCharacter: As AP, He starts off very good, but falls off late game.
* DissonantSerenity: He's a raging undead berserker that for some reason never raises his voice, not even when dying.
* FeelNoPain: The name of his passive, verbatim.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Pieced back together and resurrected in a similar way.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: It's even incorporated into his ability, Cryptic Gaze.
* ICallItVera:
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/51/Sion.attack5.ogg "Get on my Choppa!"]]''
* ImplacableMan: A fully leveled Sion is virtually impossible to kill and can take disgusting amounts of punishment thanks to Enrage's permanent health boosts, Cannibalism's sky-high lifesteal, and his natural bulk. There's gameplay footage of a fully-built Sion [[UpToEleven killing an entire enemy team from full health in their spawn]] while the 1000-damage-per-second laser is damaging him, a feat that pretty much no one else can do.
* LifeDrain: His ultimate grants this to his melee attacks for him and his allies during its duration.
* MagikarpPower: With an AD build he needs to farm to be of any use lategame, but becomes a true beast when fully built. Enrage lets him permanently stack HP for each minion killed and without a limit, giving him the highest feasible HP pool in the game (and potentially highest AD with Atma's Impaler converting HP to AD). This means that like Nasus or Veigar his effectiveness is directly proportional to how many creeps he's farmed over time.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: He's less of a "mindless, shambling, brain-eating" zombie and more of a resurrected berserker who's also ridiculously hard to kill now that he's undead.
* MyGreatestFailure: Riot has admitted that, together with Poppy, he's one of their worst designed champions, both gamplay and flavor-wise. He's a huge hulking zombie with an axe, but he isn't very encouraged to fight at melee and doesn't make any use of the axe in any of his abilities, and has some abilities that don't make sense flavor-wise (why is a warrior zombie able to emit stunning, glittering eyebeams and generate exploding energy shields?). Gameplay-wise, he has only two builds: an AP mage build, which completely ignores and doesn't make use of his E and R, or an AD-build, which also gets no use out of his W ability. The main problem thus is that his abilities and gameplay don't mesh well with his appearance, and that he's forced to forego several of his abilities if he wants to be viable. They have already announced that, if he gets reworked, he's going to undergo pretty hefty changes.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He's undead too, do you need anymore reason to keep away?
* ShootTheMedicFirst: In one of the strangest (and most counter-intuitive) examples in game, killing him while his Cannibalism effect is active will make killing his team significantly easier. Targeting the giant bruiser in front instead of the squishies behind him is not often the best way to proceed in teamfights.
* UnskilledButStrong: Described as a "human battering ram" in his lore.
* WeaksauceWeakness: One of the biggest problems with AP Sion is that if his shield gets broken before it blows up (a very real possibility late game), it eliminates roughly half of his damage output.

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[[folder:Sivir, the Battle Mistress]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/0/07/Sivir_Select_new.ogg I always take my toll - blood, or gold.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' RebbecaSchweitzer

->''"What's lost can be found... And sold."''
-->-- '''Sivir'''

A deadly mercenary and tomb robber, Sivir became infamous in the deserts of Shurima for her skill in battle and her ambition for gold. She was recruited by Noxus to fight in their name, but she broke ties when they began the invasion of Ionia. Surprisingly, their next contact was not one of revenge; Cassiopeia Du Couteau requested Sivir as an escort in search of an ancient Shurima artifact. However, their excursion went awry; the tomb they opened held not treasure, but a powerful force that changed the pair forever. As a champion of the League, Sivir continues to amass wealth and influence, but also searches for clues to her newly discovered legacy and ties to Shurima.

Sivir is a marksman champion with effective mobility and utility and the ability to damage multiple enemies at once using her giant crossblade. Her passive, ''Fleet of Foot'', grants Sivir bonus movement speed for a brief duration when she damages an enemy champion. With her first ability, ''Boomerang Blade'', Sivir hurls her crossblade forward like a boomerang, damaging all enemies both in its way out and back. Her second ability, ''Ricochet'', makes Sivir's next three basic attacks rebound among clustered targets, dealing reduced damage. There is no limit to the number of bounces, but the attack can't bounce twice to the same target. Her third ability, ''Spell Shield'', briefly protects Sivir with a magical barrier that will completely nullify the next ability that hits her and restores some of her mana upon doing so. Her ultimate ability, ''On the Hunt'', passively grants Sivir a large bonus to her attack speed while ''Ricochet'' is active, and can be activated to rally all nearby allied units with a battle roar, granting them a very large movement speed bonus that decreases over its duration.

Sivir's alternate skins include Warrior Princess Sivir, Spectacular Sivir, Huntress Sivir, Bandit Sivir, PAX Sivir, and Snowstorm Sivir.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* ActionGirl: She became the best paid mercenary in Valoran for a good reason.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/fe/Sivir.move06.ogg "I make my own fortune."]]''
* ArtEvolution: Without a doubt. She had the distinction of having one of the most outdated models and splash art in the game (being one of the original champions) before she got the standard complete makeover (model, art, voice, and lore). This puts her old look and her new look 3 years apart, ''at least''.
* AttackAttackAttack: She has the potential to kite her opponents when retreating (like Ashe) but most of her strength comes from pushing hard and chasing people down. Good luck stopping her team from plowing their way through towers once she activates her ultimate.
* BareYourMidriff: She's decently armored except for her midriff and her upper thighs.
* BattleCry: Has one when activating her ultimate, which is an [=AoE=] ally buff, appropriately enough.
* BloodKnight: Originally she was a mercenary for the thrill of the chase before it was [[RetCon retconned]].
* BoomerangComeback: Don't stand still when she throws her blade or it'll smack you twice in a row. Since it comes back to her current position and not her starting one, Sivir players can invoke this by changing position to get the second hit in.
* BoringButPractical: On the Hunt is possibly the least flashy ultimate for a marksman, but a massive movement speed boost for a whole team is nothing to laugh at. It also grants Sivir a lot of attack speed when using Ricochet, allowing her to quickly deal [=AoE=] damage when teamfights break out.
%%* BreastPlate
* DefectorFromDecadence: Subverted. She left the employment of the Noxus High Command not because she objected to invading Ionia not on moral grounds, but because of their (in her view) incompetent strategy that would inevitably cause a bloody quagmire, something she was not looking to be part of.
* DifficultButAwesome: Her spell shield nullifies any one skill used against her in the next three seconds, which can block a ''lot''... if it's timed properly, requiring some prediction on her part. Her Boomerang Blade ability does a lot of damage and can go from a very far range - but it's tough to hit against careful enemies that aren't disabled ahead of time and missing costs her quite a bit of damage output.
* FragileSpeedster: The "fragile" part is a given for carries, the "speedster" comes from her sizable movement speed bonus she gets from damaging an enemy champion and even larger boost she gets from her ultimate.
* FuumaShuriken: Her crossblade counts as one.
* GlassCannon: Along with every other ranged carry whose name isn't "Graves".
* HilaritySues: Got into legal trouble by going on a drunken joyride, and was sentenced to 3 months of jail; the reporter however, notes that it is much more lenient than usual.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: An even-shaped [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunga_Munga humga munga]]... thing. Except they call it a glaive, like ''{{Warcraft}}''.
* NoSell: Pillars of flame? Stunning lightning storms? Execution spells intended to finish her off? Won't do a thing to her if her spell shield's up.
* OddFriendship: Friends with Nasus, for some unknown reason.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: As of her 2013 overhaul she's become a ruthless bounty hunter for the money.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/ed/Sivir.move05.ogg "Wealth is my kind of burden."]]''
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Sivir was one of the least-picked AD Carries in Season 2 and 3 mostly due to her kit being perceived as comparatively boring and underpowered. This is especially true of her ultimate ability, while it's a great buff, it isn't as popular as the [[DifficultButAwesome high-damage skillshot ultimates]] that other AD carries possess. In response Riot did some tweaks to Sivir along with her visual upgrade, making her more powerful at her niche of [=AoE=] damage and utility.
* PowerupLetdown: Subjective, her On the Hunt ultimate is an [=AoE=] buff rather than an impressive looking damage ability like other ADC's have, but it's a ''very'' good teamwide power-up.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Oh yes. She can even have it bounce between a bunch of enemies and ''still'' come back to her.
* ProfessionalKiller: She doesn't see people or problems when she takes on jobs, just the cash people will pay to see them dealt with.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/0/03/Sivir.move01.ogg "Get paid, and get out."]]''
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Sivir's mercenary activities have made her one of the richest people in Valoran.
* PunchClockVillain: She's a ruthless mercenary but only when there's money to be made from it.
* TheRedBaron: "The Battle Mistress" is a much-feared name in Valoran.
%%* RingsOfDeath
* RoyalBlood: As of her visual upgrade, it is hinted that Sivir has a greater legacy among Shurima.
** [[WarriorPrince Warrior Princess]]
* {{Stripperific}}: One of the most prevalent examples. No wonder she has such little armour at level one. She's not even wearing underwear! Her updated model made her armor and dress somewhat more believable for a desert warrior while ''still'' keeping the bare midriff and precariously-guarded waist area.
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[[folder:Skarner, the Crystal Vanguard]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SkarnerSquare_6379.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/ea/Skarner_Select.ogg My stinger brings ugly death.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' DavidLodge

->''"The humans have not yet learned to control their magic -- what once was Kalamanda is now a crystal scar on the history of this world."''

Skarner is one of the brackern, an ancient and powerful race of crystal beings. When his people went into hibernation underground to avoid the devastation of the Rune Wars, Skarner was among those who slept near the surface to ensure that, when the time came, the world would be ready for their return. Re-awakened by the League's activities in Kalamanda, he joined their ranks to help them police the use of magic.

Skarner is a fighter-tank champion adept at charging into fights and staying on top of foes in melee range, being very hard to get away from. His passive, ''Crystallizing Sting'', applies a stack of Crystal Venom to all targets hit by his spells. When they have 3 stacks of Crystal Venom, his next basic attack deals bonus damage and briefly stuns the target. His first ability, ''Crystal Slash'', slashes all nearby foes with his claws, damaging them and empowering Skarner. This empowering buff stacks three times and makes his next Crystal Slashes deal bonus magic damage, increase attack speed, and increase movement speed. His basic attacks reduce the cooldown of ''Crystal Slash''. His second ability, ''Crystalline Exoskeleton'', protects Skarner with a temporary damage-absorbing crystal shield that also grants him a movement speed bonus that increases over its duration. His third ability, ''Fracture'', sends out a crystal wave that damages and slows all enemies in a line. With his ultimate ability, ''Impale'', Skarner stabs a nearby enemy champion with his stinger, damaging and encasing them in crystal, completely suppressing them, while also dragging them behind himself as he moves for a brief duration. Impale also detonates any stacks of Crystal Venom on the target for bonus damage.

Skarner's alternate skins include Sandscourge Skarner and Earthrune Skarner. An upcoming skin is Battlecast Skarner.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AllNaturalGemPolish: Both Skarner and the mines he awakened in have enormous, shiny, faceted, polished and colorful crystals all about, regardless of how sensical that may be.
* BadassBoast: Doubles as a {{Pun}} and PunctuatedForEmphasis.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b3/Skarner.taunt.ogg "I. Am. ANCIENT! You are nothing more than an INSECT to me!"]]''
* BerserkButton: Reliving what happened to his brothers and sisters caused him to go into a sorrow filled rage.
* TheCameo: Battlecast Skarner, while not yet officially released, has been teased and cameo'd in the art of other Battlecast champions.
* [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Skarner]]
--> Berrtrand Wordsworth: "It is an incredible honor to meet one of your kind. I have never found mention of the Brakern in any of my studies."
--> Skarner: "So it would seem that humans not only seek to eliminate our species, but the knowledge that we ever existed as well."
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His starting (and scaling) attack speed is pretty poor, and his ability power ratios aren't terribly high, but good luck dislodging him once he's started his work on somebody.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: The Brackern were originally normal scorpions before humans used magic that harmed the land. The earth then called out to the scorpions who lived where the humans were, and turned them into the Brackern, crystalline warriors who, with infinite wisdom and strength, would protect the deep places of the world. Even more, Brackern don't turn out as powerful as Skarner until they find a special, magical crystal beneath the earth. Every Brackern has a crystal of their own and needs to find it.
* EvilLaugh: Subverted. He's not actually evil, but he has one heck of a cackle that might make you think he is. [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/8d/Skarner.laugh1.ogg Check it out.]]
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: His species sealed themselves beneath the earth long ago. League archaeologists accidentally awoke him. He's taking his time getting used to his new home.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f2/Skarner.move4.ogg This world is so strange.]]''
* GaiasVengeance: His awakening onto the scene in Kalamanda bears more than a passing similarity to Maokai's explosive first appearance. His league judgment shows that his entire ''species'' origin is more similar than first apparent, too.
** His Earthrune skin takes this theme and runs with it.
* HairTriggerTemper: Has one around humans because of what they did to his people.
* HypocriticalHumor: One of his jokes.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/74/Skarner.joke1.ogg "Eeaugh! Bugs are gross! Ugh!"]]''
* TheJuggernaut: A Skarner built with tank items can just activate Crystalline Exoskeleton, run through the enemy team and [[TractorBeam Impale]] a vital target toward the frontline.
* LightningBruiser: EXTREMELY durable, but also terrifyingly fast and nearly impossible to flee from.
* MeaningfulName: 'Skarn' is a old Swedish mining term referring to silicate rock.
* NaturalWeapon: His claws, and venomous tail.
* NonIndicativeName: His ultimate, Impale, does not, well, impale anything. More like a [[TakenForGranite crystalizing]] TractorBeam.
* OddFriendship: He's friends with Malphite and Taric. On the surface, this would seem like a good fit (They're all rock/gem beings), but Skarner doesn't have much in common with Taric beyond that.
* PokemonSpeak: As a shoutout to his resemblance to [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the Pokemon]] [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Skorupi_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29 Skorupi]], when Skarner idles in brush, he'll occasionally randomly trigger an EasterEgg voice clip of Skarner going "Skar! Skar! Skarner!"
* PoisonousPerson: His passive, Crystalizing Sting, applies Crystal Venom to his targets. Impale also presumably uses a large dose of Crystal Venom to stun the target, given the similar effects of his passive and ultimate.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: His race's description says it right there: "As vicious as they are wise". He himself seems to have a bit of a temper.
* ScaryScorpions: Averted. He's ruthless, and doesn't care for humans, but not particularly more so then the average ProudWarriorRaceGuy. Really, he just wants to survive long enough to see his friends and family awake.
** However, the Sandscourge Skarner Skin plays this trope completely straight.
* SealedBadassInACan: Self-sealed, but otherwise fits.
* ShownTheirWork: Originally, the debuff applied by his passive was called Crystal Poison. Someone at Riot must know that Poison and Venom are two different things, and changed it to the right one.
* SiliconBasedLife: While it's possible he's not ''entirely'' crystalline (his backstory suggests as much), what we see is a giant rock-and-crystal arthropod.
* SingleSpecimenSpecies: For now. He's not the last of his kind, but the others are buried deep beneath the Crystal Scar. He's waiting for the world to be ready for their awakening before he goes to find them.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f2/Skarner.move4.ogg I miss my kind...]]''
* SpamAttack: See DeathOfAThousandCuts above: Attacking reduces his Crystal Slash cooldown. Using Crystal Slash enables him to stay close to his target and continue attacking. Further, his baseline attack damage is tied with [[EldrichAbomination Cho'gath]] for the highest in the game, encouraging him to focus on improving his attack speed.
* SpiderTank: Battlecast Skarner
* StealthPun: Where have we seen a scorpion with the ability to [[MortalKombat drag his opponents towards him]] before?
* SuperPersistentPredator: Riot attempts to portray this theme through him. No matter where the enemy runs, Skarner is fast enough and has enough sticking power to make sure they don't get away.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/de/Skarner.ult3.ogg You'll never escape!]]''
* TakenForGranite: His venom appears to have this effect on people, temporarily crystallizing them.
* TractorBeam: Expect to be dragged into his team then eagerly devoured if you're the target of his Impale.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: Did you just flash away from one of Skarner's ganks? He can easily catch up and pull you right back where you started.
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[[folder:Sona, the Maven of the Strings]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d3/Sona_Select.ogg Only you can hear me summoner, what masterpiece shall we play today?]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/ErinFitzgerald

->''"Her melody moves the soul, her silence sunders the body."''
-->-- '''Jericho Swain''', after attending her concert

As a baby, Sona was found on the doorstep of an orphanage along with an unusual musical instrument. As she got older, it was discovered that she was mysteriously unable to produce any words or any sounds at all. She was eventually adopted by a wealthy woman who seemed to know something about the instrument's history and learned to play songs that touched all people who heard them. She's also Runeterra's biggest pop star.

Sona is a support-mage champion adept at buffing and empowering allies with auras, and whose versatile kit can do a bit of everything. All of Sona's basic abilities, in addition to their active effects, grant a unique and persistent buffing aura to all nearby allies until she activates a different basic ability. Her passive, ''Power Chord'', empowers her next basic attack after using three abilities, dealing bonus damage and applying a secondary effect that depends on what aura she currently has active. Her first ability, ''Hymn of Valor'', sends out two magic missiles that authomatically target the two nearest enemy units and prioritize champions, and she starts emitting an aura that increases the offensive power of nearby allies. Additionally, if she's playing this song, her ''Power Chord'' becomes ''Staccato'', dealing double damage. Her second ability, ''Aria of Perseverance'', heals Sona and the nearest allied champion with the lowest health and briefly buffs their defenses for a brief duration, and she starts emitting an aura that increases the defensive stats of nearby allies. Additionally, if she's playing this song, her ''Power Chord'' becomes ''Diminuendo'', reducing the damage the targets deals for a brief duration. Her third ability, ''Song of Celerity'', briefly grants a movement speed bonus to Sona and all nearby allied champions, and she starts emitting an aura that grants a smaller movement speed bonus to nearby allies. Additionally, if she's playing this song, her ''Power Chord'' becomes ''Tempo'', slowing the target's movement speed for a brief duration. With her ultimate ability, ''Crescendo'', Sona emits a wave of sound that damages all enemies in a line forward and forces them to dance uncontrollably for a small duration, effectively stunning them.

Sona's alternate skins include Muse Sona, Pentakill Sona, Silent Night Sona, Guqin Sona, and Arcade Sona.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* BoringButPractical: Is considered to be the absolutely easiest character to play in the game by many. Her difficulty bar used to make a near opposite statement which was a popular way to insult the developers. What she lacks in technical complexity, she makes up in heavy emphasis on fundamentals. Of course, technical skill is flashy and strong fundamentals are boring so her rep will remain. While she fights primarily by SpamAttack, her passive does add a ''bit'' of complexity: after every third spell, her next physical attack does extra damage ''and'' applies a debuff based on which aura she's currently running. But this is just a matter of being careful where you click, and it is completely possible to ignore it. Ultimately, she is the easiest champion in the whole game according to developers themselves, Lampshaded by Riot in a set of April Fool's Day patch notes:
--->'''Sona:''' Now requires skill to play.
%%* BrownNote
* ButtonMashing: Sona's teamfight strategy more or less boils down to: 1) Use ultimate at a key moment 2) Smash the rest of the buttons (though smarter players will definitely take advantage of Power Chord)
* {{Chiptune}}: Gets some with her Arcade skin.
* ClingyMacGuffin: Sona's etwahl was sold numerous times during her stay at the orphanage. It always found some way to return to her.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan
* CrutchCharacter: Her auras, poke, and healing heavily influence her laning phase though they fall off later on in teamfights. She still stays useful through her ultimate and using Power Chord on the right person.
* CuteBruiser: It is possible to build Sona as a very good damage dealer without losing too much in way of her support power. While perhaps unlikely to take down a strong character alone, this can make her exceptionally dangerous in team battles where she can be healing, buffing and attacking at the same time.
* CuteMute: She's mute and quite graceful.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: While she isn't a dedicated damage dealer, her Hymn of Valor and its accompanying Power Chord do a surprising amount of damage and can be very effective for harassing opponents in lane.
* {{Expy}}: Her original skin looks a lot like [[{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]], not to mention her musical theme.
* GamerChick: Her Arcade Sona skin turns her etwahl into be an arcade-style control panel, causes her auras and attacks to take on a very old-school pixel look, her ultimate to become a DDR scroll, and other stuff that's probably better [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lle2KWMZklA seen than simply read about.]]
* GlassCannon: Only in a sense. Sona's supporting power is extremely well rounded and capable of something in one way or another. To compensate for this, she has the lowest base health of any other champion ever in the game.
* GreekMythology: Muse Sona
* HappilyAdopted: Her Judgement makes it clear just how much she loved her adoptive mother [[spoiler: before she died.]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Her ultimate makes enemies before her dance. Why is it regarded as a very good ability? Two seconds of complete stun is absolutely priceless in teamfights for single-handedly giving her team the advantage as they lay down damage, add additional crowd control, etc.
* Music/HeavyMetal: She's the rhythm guitarist in the Pentakill band, along with Mordekaiser, Karthus, Olaf, and Yorick.
* IdolSinger: Well, performer. Even [[EvilGenius Swain]] admits her music is lovely when he saw her solo tour.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: She's [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2938328&highlight=vote+best+boobs the 4 time consecutive winner of the annual "Best Boobs" forum competition.]]
* InvoluntaryDance: Crescendo.
* JackOfAllTrades: Among the support characters. Instead of acting as a dedicated healer like Soraka or a dedicated crowd control machine like Alistar or Taric, her abilities bring a little bit of everything to the table.
* MagicIdolSinger: Though she's mute, and rather uncharacteristically plays metal music (not actually called that, of course) with Mordekaiser, Olaf, Yorick, and Karthus.
** Though Karthus is the singer, Sona is on rhythm guitar.
* MagicMusic: Used to heal, buff, damage, or stun.
* MsFanservice: Although her outfits aren't especially revealing (and several of them are downright conservative) her [[ImpossiblyLowNeckline spectacular breasts]] have elevated her incredibly high in the community's esteem. She's truly a beautiful character and is considered to be comfortably within the top 5 most desirable characters in the game (in fact, in [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2844467 a recent forum poll]] she ranked in second place, although still a ''long'' way behind first-place winner [[FantasticFoxes Ahri]]).
%%* MusicalAssassin
* NotTheIntendedUse: AD Sona was a popular build for a while and is actually somewhat viable. Even with just a Sheen, her low cooldowns let her get more Sheen procs than most, and an autoattack boosted by both Sheen and her Hymn of Valor Power Chord can do surprising amounts of damage.
* OddFriendship: She's the rhythm guitarist in a band with Mordekaiser, Yorick, Karthus, and Olaf.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Her etwahl.
* ShootTheMedicFirst: Expect to run into this trope. Her "Playing against" tips explicitly suggest killing her first in a team fight because of her healing.
* SpamAttack: The buffs don't last long, but still longer than the cooldown of the spells that imbue them. If you just keep hitting Q, W and E, you can keep Sona and her allies in a permanent state of powered-up (depletion of ManaMeter notwithstanding).
* TheSpeechless: Although she talks telepathically to her summoner (i.e. you). Though strangely, nobody (not even the Journal of Justice) seems to have figured out she could possibly be [[TalkingWithSigns literate]].
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d3/Sona_Select.ogg "Only you can hear me summoner, what masterpiece shall we play today?"]]''
** Even her joke doesn't involve speech - it's a burst of feedback from her etwahl.
%%* SpoonyBard
* StepfordSmiler: Not quite as cheerful as she appears.
%%* WanderingMinstrel
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Somewhat inexplicably. It is apparently ''natural'' in a world where human hair colors are otherwise fairly realistic.
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[[folder:Soraka, the Starchild]]
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SorakaSquare_5610.png]]
[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/2e/Soraka_Select.ogg Let me guide you.]]-] ]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' LisaLindsley

->''"The cruelty of one will not blind me to the suffering of many."''

A once-immortal celestial being who dedicated her life to healing those in need, Soraka was brought out into the world thanks to an evil plot by Warwick. Befriending her under false pretenses, he tricked her into first leaving her sacred grove, then using her celestial powers aggressively to defend her new "friend" from a staged attack, causing her to lose her connection to the stars and her immortality. Warwick stabbed her, but underestimated how much power she still had left and she drove him away. No longer bound to her grove and driven by a new purpose, she set out into the world to heal the wounded and protect the helpless.

Soraka is a support-mage champion with a heavy emphasis on healing, protecting and sustaining her teammates over damaging or disabling enemies. Her passive, ''Salvation'', empowers her healing and mana restoring skills depending on how much health/mana her targets are missing. Her first ability, ''Starcall'', allows her to repeatedly call down a shower of falling stars that damages all enemies around her, shredding their magic resistance and reducing the cooldown of her ''Astral Blessing'' ability if she hits an enemy champion. Her second ability, ''Astral Blessing'', heals a nearby ally and also grants them a massive bonus to their armor for a very brief duration. Her third ability, ''Infuse'', either restores mana to a nearby allied champion or damages and silences a nearby enemy. With her ultimate ability, ''Wish'', Soraka fills all her allied champions with hope, restoring a large amount of health to them regardless of their position on the map.

Soraka's alternate skins include Dryad Soraka, Divine Soraka, and Celestine Soraka.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* ArtEvolution: As one of the oldest champions in the game, she was considered long-overdue for a splash art and model upgrade and finally got a good one, together with a lore rewrite. Compare her [[http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/50265_163164113350_4791927_n.jpg old model]] with her [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120920224832/leagueoflegends/images/c/cd/Soraka_Render.png new one.]] The reworked model is also notable for being the first champion model to have her mouth lip-sync to her words when you use her /taunt and /joke emotes, although for some unusual reason this only applies to her alternate skins and not her base one.
* TheArtifact: The idea of a healer Champion was thought up in season 1, back when the design team thought that it was a harmless and popular niche. Since then the dev team has declared that healers don't belong in PVP games, stating they warp game balance and are extremely binary (either they heal so much they make any attempts to damage their team pointless, or don't heal enough and thus are basically useless). While other champions with healing abilities bring other things to the table, and thus their heals don't need to be overpoweringly strong, Soraka is a dedicated healer that brings nothing but healing to the team, and thus she's basically impossible to balance correctly and has received nerf after nerf. Right now Soraka is basically in the game to keep the people who demand a healer be in the game happy. But in exchange, she'll never be completely viable since healing is so inherently unbalancing.
** Lead designer Morello has recently stated his intent to rework her. He's aware that people accustomed to her role as a dedicated healer will probably complain harshly, but he thinks Soraka deserves a kit that's not purposefully underpowered.
* AscendedMeme: A popular joke in the [=LoL=] community is the idea that Soraka uses her sickle-staff to throw bananas at her enemies. Her updated voice set includes the following joke:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/2f/Soraka.joke2.ogg Yes, that was a banana. No-one expects the banana.]]''
* BoringButPractical: Her gameplay role more or less boils down to health/mana dispenser but she can save her teammates dozens of times per match and keep her team going for lengths that other supports can only dream of. Even her ultimate is one of the most boring in the game but has many uses. Teammate about to die on the other side of the map? Saved. Teamfight about to go south? Not anymore.
* CherryTapping: Starcall will do at best moderate damage, but the sheer frequency at which it can be cast combined with the magic resistance shred means that it can get pretty damaging if she continues to spam it.
* CombatMedic: She can deal considerable damage if built properly for Ability Power, even if it's still support-oriented; Starcall spam softens up enemies for other mages, while Infuse's silence can leave spell-reliant enemies helpless.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Again, [[SpamAttack Starcall]]. Each attack shreds more and more Magic Resistance, making it possible to whittle down and kill enemies with teammate support... though your pinky will ache by the time you're done pressing "Q".
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Soraka won't get many kills, she's pretty much dead if caught alone by almost any character, your teammates will scream for heals constantly, and yet you are probably the most important player in the team. A fed Soraka can make a huge difference in the endgame. She can keep her whole team healthy and loaded with mana for a considerable duration, her Starfall spell will make the team's AP Mage squee at the group of unprotected enemies, her Infuse spell will shutdown any spell spamming champions and her Wish will ensure that even when the team is wounded and retreating they'll be able to regroup and counter attack swiftly.
* ImplacableMan: In her heyday. Most heroes have to retreat for healing by the time they've got about 1000 Gold, sometimes 500. With luck and care, Soraka could stay on-station into the 3,000s. Some players only headed back to base ''because'' they've got so much gold that they might as well spend it. She is far less capable of this after a slew of nerfs due to the obvious ridiculousness of such a tendency.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She appears to conjure magical bolts from a golden thing-that-resembles-a-scythe, really an large and elaborate sickle. The first part probably makes it more justifiable. A popular joke is to refer to her sickle as the Banana Launcher... because the projectiles she slings are curved and yellow.
* TheMedic: The most heal- and sustain-focused support champion in the game. Unless you manage to reduce her or her carry's HP to 0, they'll both hang back and come back with near-full health a short while later. If you think she's bad now, be aware that there have already been a number of {{nerf}}s to her, like removing her ability to restore her own MP and doubling the cooldown of her heal.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In her old lore she lost her divinity trying to punish Warwick for his terrible disregard for human life... by turning him into a man-wolf. [[AxCrazy He ended up loving it]]. In her revised lore his "curse" is self-inflicted as a result of the elixir he drank although that means that he's looking to carve out Soraka's heart to free himself of it.
* NoSelfBuffs: She can target herself with Astral Blessing but not Infuse. This was a deliberate {{Nerf}} that prevented her from being a completely self-sustaining [[ImplacableMan Implacable Woman]] that literally had no counter.
* PaletteSwap: Once she ascended, her white skin and blue hair traded colors.
* PlantPerson: Dryad Soraka
* PointyEars: Post-remodel she has been given these (except in her Divine skin) to bring her in line with the likes of Janna and Morgana.
* PurpleEyes: Well, she was practically a goddess at one point anyway.
* RapunzelHair: In a ponytail going down below her ''knees''.
* ShootTheMedicFirst: Especially vulnerable to this. The second Soraka steps into a lane she'll more than likely be targeted first to keep her from saving the carry.
* SideBoob: Pre-remodel. Her new model lacks it. And there was much mourning. Fortunately her Divine skin still has it. Her Dryad skin ''almost'' has it, but now she's wearing visible underwear under her narrow tunic.
* SquishyWizard: Yes, she has two heals and an armor buff, but if those are burnt and she's still being chased, she's screwed.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: It's hard to tell with her basic skin because of her [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe bluish-purple skin]], but Soraka is half-naked. Her outfit is basically a narrow poncho with a belt and exposes her entire side. It's far more obvious with her Dryad skin. Or the [[http://leaguehq.org/p/sgallery/pics/yg6r57aklqo/soraka.jpg Chinese art]]. Post-remodel she's much less so -she actually wears a proper dress- but she's still quite scantily clad.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: The straightest example in the game. Her Celestine skin seems to invoke this, with prominent white and gold coloring.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Her alternate skin. Apparently her original form (Divine skin) had blue hair.
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[[folder:Swain, the Master Tactician]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/3/37/Swain_Select.ogg The early bird guts the worm.]]-] ]]

->''"If you haven't yet lost the ability to ask, you may not yet ask for relief."''

Jericho Swain is a mage and Grand General of the Noxian army with no recorded past. His earliest record is of the time when he, as a boy, limped into a Noxian field infirmary with a badly broken leg and a bird perched on his shoulder. He showed no sign of pain whatsoever as the medics set the protruding bone and he left as quickly as he came. When he joined the military years later, he immediately began a meteoric rise through the ranks thanks to his tactical genius and skill as a leader, often getting promotions as his superiors requested to be placed under his command. Despite undoubtedly being Noxus' strongest military asset, no one really knows for sure who (or what) he really is, or what role the strange bird plays in his exceptional mind.

Swain is a mage-fighter champion who can take a lot more punishment than the usual fragile mage, while also dealing powerful sustained damage on his own. His passive, ''Carrion Renewal'', restores some of his mana whenever he kills an enemy unit, and even more if he kills or helps kill an enemy champion. His first ability, ''Decrepify'', sends his pet raven to fire a beam of energy at an enemy target, damaging and slowing them until the duration ends or they run away from the raven. His second ability, ''Nevermove'', creates a magical mark at a nearby area that, after a brief delay, will make giant talons erupt from it, damaging and immobilizing all enemies inside. His third ability, ''Torment'', curses a nearby enemy unit, dealing damage over time and increasing all damage they take from Swain for a brief duration. With his ultimate ability, ''Ravenous Flock'', Swain will, at the cost of some mana per second, transform into a gigantic, six-eyed demon raven that constantly sends more ravens to attack nearby enemies, damaging them and healign Swain for a portion of the damage dealt. His ultimate can be turned on or off at will, but the mana cost increases every second, quickly draining his mana reserves if he isn't careful.

Swain's alternate skins include Northern Front Swain, Bilgewater Swain, and Tyrant Swain.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AchillesHeel: Ravenous Flock's sustain makes him a notoriously tough bastard to bring down. Solution? Apply Grevious Wounds from summoner spell Ignite, an item like Morellonomicon, or an ability like Miss Fortune's Impure Shots, and watch the healing get cut in half for a few moments.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He might be crippled, but he's still a powerful mage whose demonic ravens will tear you apart.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Rose to power after defeating Boram Darkwill's son in a duel, who was the only opposition to Swain for the position of Grand General after Boram's passing. Had already gained a lot of respect and support among the military command and the Noxian public due to Swain being the only General actively fighting on the battlefield due to the Kalamanda incident, and his battles on Summoner's Rift in the League of Legends (which are broadcasted matches in-universe and source of entertainment).
* CaptainErsatz: Some of his backstory implies that Swain may have died as a child and was resurrected under the control of a demon crow, [[Franchise/TheCrow which is a familiar-sounding origin]].
* {{Combos}}: Torment first for extra damage on all his abilities, Decrepify next to slow (making it easier to land Nevermore), Nevermore to root them in place, then finally Ravenous Flock and Ignite to pour damage onto his helpless victim.
* TheChessmaster: Normally this, though he can really grab the IdiotBall regarding Demacia's knight and king pieces...
* CreepyRavens: He turns into a gigantic demonic one, as well as having demonic raven minions
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Unlike most mages Swain doesn't burst you with three or four spells, he basically throws so much stuff at you at once you die after a while. EyeBeams, green fire, demon crows...
* DevelopmentGag: [[WordOfGod According to Phreak]], his ability that ensnares enemies with raven claws was supposed to be called [[Literature/TheRaven Nevermore]]. Developers called it [[{{Pun}} Nevermove]] and forgot to correct the name before launch. Some players didn't read the ability carefully and think it's actually called Nevermore anyway!
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: He has different emotes when you type /t in Raven form. And if you type /j three times...
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/7e/SwainRaven.joke1.ogg "You're SERIOUSLY asking a GIANT DEMON BIRD for a JOKE?"]]''\\
''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/9e/SwainRaven.joke2.ogg "Seriously? AGAIN? Just DROP IT!"]]''\\
''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/48/SwainRaven.joke3.ogg "Think logically for one sec-CAW CAW CAW CAW CAW CAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAW"]][[note]]This is a reference to Fiddlesticks' infamous Ultimate attack, which is a cloud of crows that appears out of nowhere to attack, going CAW CAW CAW all the while.[[/note]]''
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Some speculate that the raven may be the one controlling him.
* EvilOldFolks: Can't be younger than 50 and he's still the ruthless, tyrannical leader of Noxus.
* EvilOverlord: He was made the high-general of Noxus and his Tyrant Swain skin was released at the same time.
* EyeBeams: Not him, Decrepify has one of his demonic ravens do this to his target, slowing them down as long as they're in range.
* EyepatchOfPower: His [[{{Pirate}} Bilgewater Swain]] skin.
* FeatheredFiend: Evil birds are pretty much his theme.
* FeelNoPain: His earliest appearance in any records was when he limped into an infirmary with a compound fracture in his leg. He gave no sign of pain, even as the bone was snapped back into place. He requested a spare crutch and hobbled away. The bird never left his shoulder.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: There isn't much known about Swain except for his meteoric rise through the Noxian ranks. No one knows where he came from, how he got into the army, or what the raven on his shoulder really is. Reached its zenith as of the final Journal of Justice entry, which reports that Swain has officially become the Grand General of Noxus, the highest position in the state.
* GradualGrinder: Compared to most other mages, his kit is based more around effects that deal damage over time rather than sheer burst damage. He has one ability that deals high immediate damage, and it's typically used because it also provides an area of effect snare. However, like Morgana and Malzahar, if Swain lands the snare and throws all his damage-over-time at once (including an Ignite), two of which require staying within range of him, it can be just as bad as getting bursted down.
* HandicappedBadass: He has a very noticeable limp from a severe leg injury from his youth. Despite this, his magical ability and tactical genius made him one of Noxus' most valuable military assets and he eventually still managed to rise to Grand General rank. Tyrant Swain does away with his limp, however.
* HealingFactor: His ultimate keeps restoring health to him when damaging something and his passive restores a sizable amount of mana per enemy target killed to keep his ultimate going. It's not for nothing he has a reputation for being infinitely sustainable when used right.
* HumanoidAbomination: Possibly.
* IdiotBall: While otherwise a brilliant tactician, Swain has a ''severe'' habit of underestimating Jarvan and Garen, the BashBrothers of Demacia. It was to the point that he brought no backup with him when he ambushed Jarvan at the league. He got lanced through the chest, lifted up by the neck, slammed against the wall, and nearly choked to death as a result.
* InsufferableGenius: As a tactician and strategist himself, he has some back-talk to the summoner controlling him.
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/0/0e/Swain.move8.ogg How OBVIOUS.]]''
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/73/Swain.move5.ogg I'm *five* steps ahead of you.]]''
* MagikarpPower: Like Anivia and her Glacial Storm, Swain's power is subpar prior to reaching level 6 and once he has access to Ravenous Flock, he runs into severe mana problems using it for more than few seconds. In due time, he goes from being a moderate nuisance to a terror once he accumulates a sufficient mana pool and tankiness from his build, as the direct metric of his usefulness is how long both will keep him alive as he devastates in demonic raven form.
* ManaMeter: For most mages, the mana meter determines how many spells they can cast before they run dry. In Swain's case, he needs to keep an extra close eye on it since it costs a ''lot'' to stay in his raven form continuously.
* ManipulativeBastard: Is really shaping up to be one of these.
* MightyGlacier: Slow and has nothing to aid his mobility, but can fry anything he encounters with his combo and has survivability sufficient to allow him to walk right into a mob and not have to worry too much about making it out alive.
* ObfuscatingDisability: Joked about in his dance, in which he carefully looks around him, then lets go of his cane and dances wildly. Also potentially made canon, as his Tyrant Swain skin -- which depicts his successful attainment of the highest military rank in Noxus -- has no limp.
* OldFlame: Hinted towards High Councilor Vessaria in his League Judgement, if their conversation (and the latter caressing the former's cheek) is anything to go by. If not, then at the very least, they do seem to know each other somehow.
** More heavily hinted with fellow League champion LeBlanc. In her [[http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=315591 League Judgement]], her memory is one where she meets Swain not long after she becomes the Matron of the Black Rose. They drink tea, reveal that Swain used to be part of the Black Rose, and notably LeBlanc is upset that Swain had to give up a part of his identity in order to reach the status he currently has in Noxus, to the point she reached out and held his hand. On Swain's part, he says he [[ShipTease "made sacrifices. But I made them for us."]]
* OneWingedAngel: Downplayed. His demon-raven form transformation from an evil sorcerer certainly turns him into a deadly monster but this form (though powerful and resilient) is by no means invincible and [[PhlebotinumBreakdown can inconveniently end the moment he's out of mana.]]
* PetTheDog: He's quoted as complimenting the power of Sona's music, which is probably one of the nicest things he's mentioned to do.
* PragmaticVillainy: One of the reasons he overthrew the previous Grand General is because of the former Noxian regime's tendency to waste resources doing somewhat petty things ForTheEvulz, like sending assassins to kill the smith responsible for forging King Jarvan III's ''crown'' (in Poppy's backstory) instead of someone actually useful to the Demacian war effort. He himself is ruthlessly efficient and believes that a competent regime doesn't need to resort to KickTheDog to intimidate people.
* {{Pirate}}: Bilgewater Swain trades his crow for a parrot, not to mention the obligatory eyepatch and pegleg.
* SquishyWizard: Averted. Extremely durable for a mage; while not as ridiculous as Morgana, he can still take a good beating with ease and [[ICanStillFight keep on fighting]] as Ravenous Flock continually heals him.
* StopPokingMe: While not quite clicking, a similar effect can be noted above from TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything -- Swain does not take well to you repeatedly asking a giant demon bird to tell a joke.
* TacticalWithdrawal: He's quoted as saying this verbatim in the info for the Retreat ping.
* TheStrategist: A bit of StoryAndGameplaySegregation here. While in the backstory, he's almost entirely responsible for every political upheaval or underhanded Noxian ploy that wasn't caused by [=LeBlanc=], in-game, his being a ''Master Tactician'' is not reflected in any of his abilities, which are fairly standard mage spells. He is one of the most combo reliant mages alongside [=LeBlanc=] and Veigar, and his abilities ''are'' geared towards making fights more one-sided. He even lampshades this in his /joke command:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/2f/Swain.joke.ogg "If we approach strategically from the flank...]] [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer ah, who am I kidding? Let's just morph and eat them]]."''
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can switch from human to demon-raven form at will, though there's a short cooldown before he can go back to raven form again.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: An interesting case is that the state of Noxus itself is the 'villain' to many of the other factions of Runeterra except Zaun or the Shadow Isles, with Swain being one of the most iconic Noxian champions. So while he is a 'villain' to others, he is effectively a 'national hero' to Noxus itself. Notably it is mentioned in his League backstory that he was ''already'' on the rise to power prior to becoming a champion in League of Legends, but was removed from active duty due to his political rivals. When Demacia started placing more champion representatives in the League, Swain got recalled to active duty primarily to represent Noxus in the League. These matches are broadcasted in-universe, meaning that Swain's exploits on Summoner's Rift became known to the Noxus public. There were several other PR methods, both legitimate and shady, that was used to sway public and political support to Swain's side over the course of League lore:
** During the Ionia vs Noxus event, the Journal of Justice ran an article that explained why Swain wasn't up for champ selection during the match. He had recently been promoted and there was a gala being held in his honor. At this gala, LeBlanc was his date and the article particularly noted how it was rare to see the Matron out in public at all, and that she 'hung onto (Swain's) arm' during the whole event. This had the effect of showing the Black Rose's unabashed support for Swain.
** Darius' introduction was framed around his loyalty and support for Swain as his right-hand man and muscle. Given his personality and position in the Noxian military command, he represents Noxus' respect for strength and results. Darius has practical reasons for choosing to follow Swain, which would reflect the majority of the military command's reasoning as well - that Swain was simply the strongest and most intelligent among the Generals. His public support of Swain would also contribute to the political position that Swain was attaining.
** During the Kalamanda incident (aka the introduction of the Dominion map event), Swain was on-site as a representative of the Noxian military, butting heads with Demacian forces led by his nemesis Jarvan IV. However, Jarvan IV was noted as acting out-of-character during the whole time, and it was he who attacked Swain first. In the high resolution version of the published image of the fight between Jarvan IV and Swain in raven form, one can clearly see it is LeBlanc's face reflected in Swain's breastplate as he is facing 'Jarvan', adding to his uncharacteristic behavior up to that point, it is pretty much confirmed that it was LeBlanc masquerading as Jarvan the entire time, working in cahoots with Swain. The result is that Swain appears as being the innocent party because he did not instigate the fight; instead he appears to be defending Noxus' rights to Kalamanda against an aggressive Demacia. The Journal of Justice article on the incident also noted that effectively made Swain the only General on active duty on an actual battlefield. This elevates Swain's popularity within the military high command as well as with the Noxian public.
** The last political rival to Swain for the position of Grand General was one of Boram Darkwill's sons, Kevan Darkwill. During the duel, Swain notably never used his strongest ability - that is to turn into a giant demon raven. It is heavily hinted that until the last moment, it was likely LeBlanc who was fighting in his stead due to the lack of his signature abilities being used and that one of the quotes 'he' was saying was a quote that LeBlanc often uses. The killing blow/execution was also dealt by Darius and not him. Although this is purely speculation, the effect might be to belittle Kevan by showing that Swain did not see him worth fighting to his full capacity and that he was not an opponent worth personally killing. Another possibility as to why Swain would not turn into a raven, is that Noxus is officially described as xenophobic by Riot - Swain might not have wanted to turn into a raven so that the Noxian public would not be reminded of his non-human abilities.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Heavily limited by his ManaMeter even by mage standards due to his Ravenous Flock consuming increasingly more mana over time. He's one of few spellcasters in the game that can have Tear of The Goddess, Chalice of Harmony, and the Ancient Golem buff and ''still'' run dry.
** The summoner spell Ignite (and any source of Grevious Wounds) is basically Swain's Kryptonite, since he relies very heavily on regenerating from Ravenous Flock and halving that healing is a huge OhCrap moment for his summoner.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: For all his talk about strategy and tactics, Swain doesn't have too many options outside "tactical withdrawal" and "kill everything in front of him with magic".
* WhosLaughingNow: It's highly advisable to your distance from him because of his proximity-reliant spells. Due to him being a MightyGlacier, an assassin that attempts to all-in him (as if he were a squishier foe) but fails to kill him will likely regret that decision as he holds them in place, pours on the damage, and heals a good deal of it back.
* WickedCultured: Is mentioned to attend some of Sona's concerts, so presumably he has a bit of free time in between his scheming and running of a powerful city-state.
* WorthyOpponent: Averted. He's got too much of an ego to consider anyone to be on his level.
--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/be/Swain.taunt.ogg Another opponent, another disappointment.]]''
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[[folder:Syndra, the Dark Sovereign]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/96/Syndra_Select.ogg So much untapped power.]]-] ]]

->''"Power belongs to those who can wield it."''
-->--'''Syndra'''

Even at a young age, Syndra's latent magical abilities were frighteningly powerful. The elders of her village, fearful of her recklessness, sent her to a remote temple to learn magic under the guide of an elderly mage. Although she learned much, she felt that her powers were not growing as quickly as they once were and she eventually confronted her mentor. He revealed that he had been dampening her power and, when she ordered him to release her from the spell, he threatened to take her powers away permanently. Syndra became enraged and killed her mentor, releasing her potential. Claiming his temple as her fortress, Syndra was free to harness more of her ever-growing power. Living in isolation, she participates in the League as her personal stomping grounds with the summoners well aware of what happens if they try to exert the same restraints on her.

Syndra is a mage-support champion with a complex ability set based around summoning and manipulating spheres of dark energy that rewards a skilled user with strong damage. Her passive, ''Trascendent'', enhances each of her abilities when they reach their max level. Her first ability, ''Dark Sphere'', summons a sphere of dark energy at a nearby area, damaging all enemies around it, that will remain there for a short time an can be manipulated by her other abilities. When it reaches max rank, ''Trascendent'' increases the damage the sphere deals to enemy champions. Her second ability, ''Force of Will'', telekinetically lifts a nearby enemy minion or ''Dark Sphere'' for a brief duration and, when the ability is reactivated, hurls it at a nearby area, damaging and slowing all enemies when it lands. When it reaches max rank, ''Trascendent'' increases the duration of the slowing effect. Her third ability, ''Scatter the Weak'', sends out a wave of dark energy that damages and knocks back all enemies in a cone in front of her. Any ''Dark Spheres'' in the same area are also sent flying backwards, stunning all enemies they collide with. When it reaches max rank, ''Trascendent'' increases the width of the cone. Her ultimate ability, ''Unleashed Power'', summons three ''Dark Spheres'' and hurls them, along with any other on the field, at a nearby enemy, dealing heavy damage for each sphere. The spheres will then remain around the target for a brief duration. When it reaches max rank, ''Trascendent'' increases the range of the ability.

Syndra's alternate skins include Justicar Syndra and Atlantean Syndra.

'''Associated tropes:'''

* AwesomeButImpractical: For the majority of players, fielding Syndra in the mid lane makes them a liability as her high AOE damage is depends rigorously on executing several combos and not screwing up when a smart enemy team will not give her the time to maximize this damage, making other AP mids more preferable for their faster burst and more forgiving combos. That being said, those that take the time to master her can turn it around and make it DifficultButAwesome.
* CaptainErsatz:
** Her backstory is awfully similar to that of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Jean Grey]] and her transformation into Dark Phoenix.
** People have also mentioned she looks a bit similar to [[MortalKombat Sindel]] with her hair and floating. Hell, their names even sound similar.
* CleavageWindow: A key part of her {{Stripperiffic}} evil sorceress look.
* DarkIsEvil: Played straight with her default skin and her violet-black orbs.
** LightIsNotGood: Justicar Syndra might swap it out for a light-based theme, but she's just as power-hungry and callous.
* DifficultButAwesome: While Syndra is frail and has little in the way of self-defense, she also has the potential to deal fantastic [=AoE=] damage constantly, applying multiple forms of crowd control to boot. Together with Cassiopeia and Orianna (with whom she forms a sort of trinity of "disturbingly attractive female skillshot-based AP mid champions") she is the third champion to receive a difficulty rating of 100 out of 100.
** Unlike most other mages she is ''best'' suited for an extended fight, due to Scatter the Weak and Unleashed Power's reliance of Dark Spheres being summoned first. This, and her sheer level of difficulty, can make her an AwesomeButImpractical option, as most players point out that other mages can do as much damage as her with a much easier to land and more forgiving combo.
* DisproportionateRetribution: She murdered her mentor in cold blood by grinding him into paste against the walls, for the grave crime of being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, and now, wants to destroy the leadership of Ionia for being "weak".
* EnfanteTerrible: She's basically what Annie would grow up into if she never learns self-control and gets completely drunk on her untapped magical potential. When she was just a child, Syndra intentionally and remorselessly killed her mentor out of malice for the "offense" of putting a PowerLimiter on her.
* GameBreakingBug: She was removed from the game temporarily because Force of Will could be used to grab ahold of the blue buff golem... and pretty much keep it in the bubble indefinitely. Junglers were not amused.
** An even worse case was an One for All gamemode bug that would cause one cast of Unleashed Power use spheres from ''all'' Syndra's. Before she was disabled to address the bug, a Syndra could coordinate with her fellow Syndra's to kill a foe with '''[[NoKillLikeOverkill 35 spheres at once]]'''.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Force of Will damages mostly through magic, though picking up a minion or pet and chucking it at her enemy probably helps too.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: They glow purple, and seeing them up-close without promptly getting of her way is liable to spell doom.
* HartmanHips: Look at the [[{{Pun}} splash]] art for [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140412012328/leagueoflegends/images/7/7e/Syndra_AtlanteanSkin.jpg Atlantean Syndra]]. It cannot be denied.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist by Their Own Petard]]: She's capable of killing an enemy with their own Tibbers, Voidling, Spiderling, mini-turret, etc. The irony is lost on no one.
* InstantDeathRadius: If a Syndra has several spheres already placed around her, best not get too close, especially at low to moderate health. Her full combo will not be very forgiving if you do.
* {{Irony}}: Ionia dampened her powers and sent her to WizardingSchool hoping she could learn control, but Syndra's love of her magical power led her to kill her master and go out of control.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Syndra cares nothing for anyone except herself.
* {{Jerkass}}: Disregards any (perfectly valid) concerns people raise about the dangers of her unrestricted power use, remorsely murders the elderly man tasked with teaching her restraint and seems to think she has [[IrrationalHatred some cause for revenge against the leaders of Ionia]] because they're apparently somehow "weak". To be fair, though, she is essentially a moody teenager with FAR too much power.
* MagikarpPower: Every high-AP-ratio mage becomes more powerful over time but Syndra deserves mention for having an additional mechanism that adds even more power onto a skill she's maxed out (5 of 5 skill levels). She can start doing this at level 9; heaven help you when she reaches level 16 and has 3 of her 4 skills affected by Transcendent, including her ultimate.
* MakingASplash: Atlantean Syndra swaps out her Darkness powers for water.
* MightMakesRight: She believes she has the right to do what she want with her magic because seemingly no one can stop her (at least for now).
* MysticalWhiteHair: Of a decidedly villainous sort, making her also subject to WhiteHairBlackHeart.
* NiceHat: She has a huge set of headgear on her head.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Her mentor's attempts to keep her from getting carried away with her power ironically caused precisely that to happen.
* OminousFloatingCastle: She turned her old school into one, all by herself.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Has the potential to become one.
* PowerFloats: As demonstrated by her joke, where she hops around on her orbs like stepping stones.
* PowerLimiter: Had one at the WizardingSchool placed on her by her OldMaster. As she was never told this and only found out when she confronted him, she was not amused.
* {{Pun}}: One of her jokes, accompanying her using her dark spheres as stepping stones:
-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d2/Syndra.joke1.ogg "And they said I lacked balance. Hah!"]]''
* PurpleIsPowerful: Her orbs and her garb are dark-purple and she's ''very'' powerful.
* {{Revenge}}: Did not appreciate that PowerLimiter ''at all''.
* {{Stripperiffic}}
* TeensAreMonsters: Syndra shows exactly what happens when children get immense magical powers ''before'' they've grown up.
* [[TokenEvilTeammate Token Evil Ionian]]: Before Syndra, most of the Ionians playable were heroic warriors who fought against groups like Noxus and Zaun. At least Varus has revenge as a reason for giving into TheCorruption, but Syndra has no such excuse.
* TheUnfettered: In her pursuit of magical power, Syndra fits this to a tee.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Sort of. She certainly did go off the deep end when she killed her master and attained full power, but some of that can be attributed to her basically being a moody teenager with way, way too much power.
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* TheOtherDarrin: Jørn Lande provides the vocals for Karthus on all the songs except for ''Deathfire Grasp''. Those are performed by ZP Theart, the former vocalist of Music/DragonForce.



* FanNickname: Knife Kitty



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A lot of things pertaining to his rework. The most prominent: Bonetooth Trap. Bonetooth Necklace was going to have a unique trinket that gave Rengar a trap, and when enemies walked over it, they would be revealed and he could leap to them, whether he was stealthed or not. They ultimately decided this was unfair to the other champions, who had to choose between the three trinkets.



* HeyItsThatVoice: Creator/CristinaValenzuela. It would seem [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Noel]] is no longer using dual guns, or you want to see [[VideoGame/SkullGirls Riven]] perform the Ultimate Showstopper as Battle Bunny Riven.



* HeyItsThatVoice: He sounds like [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Billy]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers Daggett]].



* ProductionNickname: The canon name of her boar is Bristle, but it's common for Riot Staff to refer to him as "Kevin Tuggles" (Kevin as in [[PunnyName Kevin Bacon]], and Tuggles because it sounds adorable).



* HeyItsThatVoice: The real reason why Shen is stoic is [[Manga/{{Monster}} because if he talks a lot, minds will be raped]].



* HeyItsThatVoice: Kenpanchi has stood taller in days gone by, and he was also a gargoyle who failed to protect his master.



* FanNickname: His Decrepify skill is usually referred as Lazer Bird.
13th Jun '14 9:30:53 PM NickFalcon
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** MassOhCrap: When an ''enemy'' Shen does this, your team's reaction is often this. Even if a team has the burst to finish Shen's target off before he can get there, very often the sight of the gigantic shield and the purple bubble will cause the attackers to break off immediately and ''run for it.''
12th Jun '14 5:22:15 PM Crewx
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--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/a/ad/Sejuani.move13.ogg I will rule the Freljord.]]''



--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/9b/Sejuani.move11.ogg The cold does not forgive.]]''



--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b6/Sejuani.move14.ogg Pain is nothing.]]''



* StoneWall: By default a typical Sejuani build will turn her into an utterly implacable tank with sub-par damage output.
** MightyGlacier: It's definitely possible to incorporate damage into her build as well as a reasonable balance.

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--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/d3/Sejuani.move08.ogg I will not hide behind another shield.]]''
* StoneWall: By default a typical Sejuani build will turn her into an utterly implacable tank with sub-par respectable damage output.
** MightyGlacier: It's definitely possible to incorporate more damage into her build as well as a reasonable balance.


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--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/5c/Sejuani.move04.ogg We fight, while cowards talk.]]''
12th Jun '14 5:11:35 PM Crewx
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* MagikarpPower: Infamous for having one of the worst early games, similar to other tank junglers like Amumu and Nautilus. Shes very prone to invades and, while she can escape from people and live, she likely can't out duel someone one on one early game. She also has a very slow clear time that isn't helped by a low base movement speed. Late game, after she's got items and levels, shes one of the best initiators, peelers, and damage soakers in the game, while dealing respectable area of effect damage to a lot of enemies in a teamfight.

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* MagikarpPower: Infamous for having one of the worst early games, similar to other tank junglers like Amumu and Nautilus. Shes very prone to invades and, while she can escape from people and live, she likely can't out duel someone one on one early game. She also has a very slow clear time that isn't helped by a low base movement speed. Late game, after she's got items and levels, shes one of the best initiators, peelers, and damage soakers in the game, perhaps the only champion who can peel ''five'' enemy champions ''at the same time'' while dealing respectable area of effect damage to a lot of enemies in a teamfight.
12th Jun '14 3:50:00 PM Crewx
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Skarner's alternate skins include Sandscourge Skarner and Earthrune Skarner.

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Skarner's alternate skins include Sandscourge Skarner and Earthrune Skarner. An upcoming skin is Battlecast Skarner.


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* TheCameo: Battlecast Skarner, while not yet officially released, has been teased and cameo'd in the art of other Battlecast champions.


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* SpiderTank: Battlecast Skarner
12th Jun '14 4:20:36 AM Crewx
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* Foil: To two other champions.

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* Foil: {{Foil}}: To two other champions.
12th Jun '14 4:19:53 AM Crewx
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Rengar is a assassin-fighter champion who stalks and pounces upon his enemies, empowering his abilities with repeated use and gaining benefits from stacking kills. He does not use mana or any other resource for his abilities; as long as they're not cooling down, he can cast them. However, all his abilities grant him a stack of Ferocity when they strike an enemy and, upon reaching five stacks, the cooldown of all his abilities is refreshed and his next ability consumes the stacks for an empowered effect. His passive, ''Unseen Predator'', transforms Rengar's next basic attack into a leaping strike when he's inside brush, making him jump at the target from a distance. His first ability, ''Savagery'', transforms his next basic attack into a feral slash that deals bonus damage. When empowered with Ferocity, the damage is increased, and it grants Rengar increased attack speed and damage for a brief duration. With his second ability, ''Battle Roar'', Rengar lets out a ferocious roar that damages all nearby enemies and grants him a brief boost to his defensive stats that increases depending on how many enemies are hit. When empowered with Ferocity, the roar also heals Rengar for a percentage of his missing health. His third ability, ''Bola Strike'', throws a bola forward in a line, damaging and slowing the first enemy it hits. When empowered with Ferocity, the bola deals bonus damage also briefly immobilizes the target. His ultimate ability, ''Thrill of the Hunt'', releases Rengar's predatory instincts for a brief duration, making him invisible, revealing all enemy champions in a large area around him and granting him bonus movement speed when he's moving towards enemy champions. Additionally, his next basic attack applies his ''Unseen Predator'' passive as if he was in brush, and when he leaps at an enemy target, he builds Ferocity at a rapid rate and gains a further increased movement speed bonus for a brief duration. Enemies that are very close to the invisible Rengar are warned he's near, but don't know his exact location.

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Rengar is a assassin-fighter champion who stalks and pounces upon his enemies, empowering his abilities with repeated use and gaining benefits from stacking kills. He does not use mana or any other resource for his abilities; as long as they're not cooling down, he can cast them. However, all his abilities grant him a stack of Ferocity when they strike an enemy and, upon reaching five stacks, the cooldown of all his abilities is refreshed and his next ability consumes the stacks for an empowered effect. His passive, ''Unseen Predator'', transforms Rengar's next basic attack into a leaping strike when he's inside brush, making him jump at the target from a distance. His first ability, ''Savagery'', transforms his next basic attack into a feral slash that deals bonus damage. When empowered with Ferocity, the damage is increased, and it grants Rengar increased attack speed and damage for a brief duration. With his second ability, ''Battle Roar'', Rengar lets out a ferocious roar that damages all nearby enemies and grants him a brief boost to his defensive stats that increases depending on how many enemies are hit. When empowered with Ferocity, the roar also heals Rengar for a percentage of his missing health. His third ability, ''Bola Strike'', throws a bola forward in a line, damaging and slowing the first enemy it hits. When empowered with Ferocity, the bola deals bonus damage and also briefly immobilizes the target. His ultimate ability, ''Thrill of the Hunt'', releases Rengar's predatory instincts for a brief duration, making him invisible, revealing all enemy champions in a large area around him and granting him bonus movement speed when he's moving towards enemy champions. Additionally, his next basic attack applies his ''Unseen Predator'' passive as if he was in brush, and when he leaps at an enemy target, he builds Ferocity at a rapid rate and gains a further increased movement speed bonus for a brief duration. Enemies that are very close to the invisible Rengar are warned he's near, but don't know his exact location.


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* Foil: To two other champions.
** To the other feline champion, Nidalee. While Nidalee is born in nature, Rengar hunts nature as worthy prey. One shifts from human to cat form and vice versa, and the other is an anthropomorphic lion. Even with their kits, Nidalee is played in the middle or bottom lane as a long range support caster, who heals her allies and sets traps to find enemies in bushes, while Rengar is played in the top lane or jungle, hides in the bushes himself to leap at prey, and gets up close and personal to rip his target to shreds. It's not surprising much of the fanbase ships these two.
** And to Kha'Zix. While the two of them have very similar kits and abilities, they have completely opposite playstyles. Kha'Zix focuses on isolating and destroying a single target enemy before leaping back into the shadows, while Rengar, with his core item Ravenous Hydra and the mechanics on his Battle Roar, benefits from enemies being clumped up together and doesn't retreat once he's committed to a fight.
11th Jun '14 8:16:24 PM erforce
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* CaptainErsatz: It is of no surprise that Rengar's Headhunter skin makes him a literal {{Predator}}. His backstory is obviously influenced by them as well (a being who devotes his life to hunting, killing, and making trophies out of the strongest, most dangerous game he can find). In particular, his ultimate simulates both their cloaking device and thermal vision.

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* CaptainErsatz: It is of no surprise that Rengar's Headhunter skin makes him a literal {{Predator}}.Franchise/{{Predator}}. His backstory is obviously influenced by them as well (a being who devotes his life to hunting, killing, and making trophies out of the strongest, most dangerous game he can find). In particular, his ultimate simulates both their cloaking device and thermal vision.



* ShoutOut: The champion himself, and his Headhunter Skin, are a reference to {{Predator}}. His Nighthunter skin makes him look like Nightcrawler from the X-Men.

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* ShoutOut: The champion himself, and his Headhunter Skin, are a reference to {{Predator}}. ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''. His Nighthunter skin makes him look like Nightcrawler from the X-Men.''Comicbook/XMen''.
10th Jun '14 11:53:06 AM Chariset
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Quinn's alternate skins include Phoenix Quinn and Woad Scout Quinn, turning Valor into a Phoenix and a white hawk, respectively.

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Quinn's alternate skins include Phoenix Quinn and Woad Scout Quinn, turning Valor into a Phoenix and a white hawk, owl, respectively.


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* ExposedToTheElements: Woad Scout Quinn is supposed to be a cold weather fighter? Riiiiiiiiiiight.
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