History VideoGame / LeagueofLegends

14th Jan '17 1:47:26 PM SneaselSawashiro
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* NotTheIntendedUse: Very prolific. You can search up each individual notable entry on their [[Characters/LeagueOfLegends respective character sheets.]]

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* NotTheIntendedUse: Very prolific. You can search up each individual notable entry on their [[Characters/LeagueOfLegends respective character sheets.]]]] A common ones tend to be ratio abuses (depending on the champion and their kit) or on-hit abuses (building auto-attack-enhancing items on any champion that has any sort of ability that can apply such effects).
8th Jan '17 1:47:11 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: There's only one true requirement to become a League of Legends champion: be a Badass. Age, gender, species, motives, and moral alignment are all irrelevant.



* WorldOfBadAss: League requirement for joining: be a BadAss.

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* WorldOfBadAss: League requirement for joining: be a BadAss.badass.
5th Jan '17 6:22:22 AM bwehehehe
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** Corki rides a Reconnaissance Operations Front-Line Copter.
15th Dec '16 6:51:29 PM cornycrunch
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** Perhaps the most notable case of this was the balance controversy of Irelia, who was designed to be a [[LightningBruiser mobile assassin-bruiser,]] which during the time of her creation, when most champions were either straight tanks or burst mages, was something risky to design for, but necessary for the game to evolve. Riot's solution was to overload her kit with an absurd amount of elements which would be considered excessive even by today's standards (Innate tenacity and lifesteal, an easily-to-reset gapcloser/damage nuke, true damage and point-and-click crowd control), which not only ended up frustrating players having to play against her due to how initially overpowered she was (as she could easily build into a tanky DPS who dealt massive damage and was unkillable), but also frustrated the balance team due to her kit now being a numbers nightmare. She wasn't considered balanced until a plethora of nerfs during Season 1 (hence the [[Memes/LeagueOfLegends "better nerf Irelia" meme]]), and she now exists as a reminder to as to never design such an innately overloaded champion again.

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** Perhaps the most notable case of this was the balance controversy of Irelia, who was designed to be a [[LightningBruiser mobile assassin-bruiser,]] which during the time of her creation, when most champions were either straight tanks or burst mages, was something risky to design for, but necessary for the game to evolve. Riot's solution was to overload her kit with an absurd amount of elements which would be considered excessive even by today's standards (Innate tenacity and lifesteal, an easily-to-reset gapcloser/damage nuke, true damage and point-and-click crowd control), which not only ended up frustrating players having to play against her due to how initially overpowered she was (as she could easily build into a tanky DPS who dealt massive damage and was unkillable), but also frustrated the balance team due to her kit now being a numbers nightmare. She wasn't considered balanced until a plethora of nerfs during Season 1 (hence the [[Memes/LeagueOfLegends "better nerf Irelia" meme]]), and she now exists as a reminder to as to never design such an innately overloaded champion again. Whether they've actually listened to that advice is debatable within the community.
7th Dec '16 11:07:42 PM number9robotic
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** Piltover has Orianna, a robotic UncannyValleyGirl who shows no fear or remorse when killing in the League. She was developed by a highly accomplished roboticist who tried to bring back his dead daughter back, and he actually did, but her humanity in her new body turned out to be greatly flawed. Her dialog suggests that [[ObliviouslyEvil she is literally incapable to understand anything that is not robotic and metallic like herself]] -- to her, humans are just poorly built machines that can't be easily serviced or reassembled, "to kill" for her is merely a synonym for "to destroy", and in her mind the League of Legends is just a fun game of destroying the poorly built machines lubricated with red oil that swing weapons and throw stuff at her.

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** Before the retcon, Piltover has had Orianna, a robotic UncannyValleyGirl who shows no fear or remorse when killing in the League. She was developed by a highly accomplished roboticist who tried to bring back his dead daughter back, and he actually did, but her humanity in her new body turned out to be greatly flawed. Her dialog suggests that [[ObliviouslyEvil she is literally incapable to understand anything that is not robotic and metallic like herself]] -- to her, humans are just poorly built machines that can't be easily serviced or reassembled, "to kill" for her is merely a synonym for "to destroy", and in her mind the League of Legends is just a fun game of destroying the poorly built machines lubricated with red oil that swing weapons and throw stuff at her.



*** In a less ambiguous example, Camille also fits this trope, despite [[KnightTemplar technically fighting to preserve Piltover's order.]] Unlike other Piltie enforcers like Caitlyn, Vi, or Jayce who only fight to defend the city, Camille shoots to kill, actively seeking out criminals and killing them with no hesitation. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking She's also by far the least pleasant]] [[KickTheDog of Piltie heroes.]]

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*** In a less ambiguous example, After her story was retconned to make her much more [[TragicMonster sympathetic and tragic,]] Camille also fits this trope, took her place, despite [[KnightTemplar technically fighting to preserve Piltover's order.]] Unlike other Piltie enforcers like Caitlyn, Vi, or Jayce who only fight to defend the city, Camille shoots to kill, actively seeking out criminals and killing them with no hesitation. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking She's also by far the least pleasant]] [[KickTheDog of Piltie heroes.]]
6th Dec '16 2:58:21 PM number9robotic
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* PacManFever: Invoked with the Arcade skin line, where characters are given outfits and ability effects heavily reminiscent of [[{{Retraux}} 80's-90's video games, retro-style graphics, bright colors,]] [[ArcadeSounds digitized sound effects and all.]]
1st Dec '16 2:19:13 PM number9robotic
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** Season 4 Sion briefly regains full decaying health and a ''massive'' movement and attack speed boost when he dies.

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** Season 4 Post-rework Sion briefly regains full decaying health and a ''massive'' movement and attack speed boost when he dies.



* TeethClenchedTeamWork: When you really really hate your teammates during a match for some reason, but are close to winning your team becomes this.
** This also happens if you get in a team whose strategy is to faceroll the opponents' team so hard they surrender, and the other team is ''very'' stubborn and refuses to surrender. This is an especially bad idea against bots, since they literally can't surrender and can prolong a game to infuriating lengths if the players let them get their full builds ([[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard on a timer of course]]). There is a light at the end of the tunnel though; if the players who turtled the game decide enough is enough they can always turn 'em around and fight Baron or backdoor them.

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* TeethClenchedTeamWork: TeethClenchedTeamWork:
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When you really really hate your teammates during a match for some reason, but are close to winning your team becomes this.
** *** This also happens if you get in a team whose strategy is to faceroll the opponents' team so hard they surrender, and the other team is ''very'' stubborn and [[{{Determinator}} refuses to surrender.surrender]]. This is an especially bad idea against bots, since they literally can't surrender and can prolong a game to infuriating lengths if the players let them get their full builds ([[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard on a timer of course]]). There is a light at the end of the tunnel though; if the players who turtled the game decide enough is enough they can always turn 'em around and fight Baron or backdoor them.



* Mount Targon has Taric, who is the [[AllLovingHero all-loving Aspect of the Protector]] who seeks to protect ''all'' of Valoran, regardless of race, nationality or origin. Leona is a lesser example, as she's TheParagon of the violently cultish Solari sect, but she's still a good person who seeks to atone for the Solari's actions.
* Less to a major nation and more to a lesser faction, Volibear and Udyr are this to Sejuani's Winter Claws. While Sejuani is a ruthless leader who wants to brute-force Lissandra out of the Freljord and Olaf is a [[TheBerserker violent berserker,]] both Volibear and Udyr care more for retaining peace much like the Avarosans, [[PragmaticHero but realize at this point it's]] [[NecessaryEvil only possible through fighting.]]
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The items Fiendish Codex and Morellonomicon.

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* ** Mount Targon has Taric, who is the [[AllLovingHero all-loving Aspect of the Protector]] who seeks to protect ''all'' of Valoran, regardless of race, nationality or origin. Leona is a lesser example, as she's TheParagon of the violently cultish Solari sect, but she's still a good person who seeks to atone for the Solari's actions.
* ** Less to a major nation and more to a lesser faction, Volibear and Udyr are this to Sejuani's Winter Claws. While Sejuani is a ruthless leader who wants to brute-force Lissandra out of the Freljord and Olaf is a [[TheBerserker violent berserker,]] both Volibear and Udyr care more for retaining peace much like the Avarosans, [[PragmaticHero but realize at this point it's]] [[NecessaryEvil only possible through fighting.]]
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The items Fiendish Codex Codex, Morellonomicon, and Morellonomicon.the Lost Chapter.



** Caitlyn has a distinct British accent, which stood out because most other Piltover champions have typical American accents. This became less weird with the release of Camille who also has a British accent more than 5 years later.

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** Caitlyn has a distinct British accent, which stood out for the longest time because most other Piltover champions have typical American accents. This became less weird with the release of Camille more than 5 years later who also has a British accent more than 5 years later.accent.



* UnskilledButStrong: In terms of gameplay, Mordekaiser is this. His high damage scaling and multiple attack spells means he can dish out a lot of damage over a moderate amount of time to a moderate area, however he has few to no escape options or enemy zoning options in his kit, meaning that without any form of support he's fairly useless should the enemy simply decide to run away or needs to get away himself.

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* UnskilledButStrong: Some of the more "standard" champion kits has this, usually overlapping with BoringButPractical.
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In terms of gameplay, Mordekaiser is this. His high damage scaling and multiple attack spells means he can dish out a lot of damage over a moderate amount of time to a moderate area, however he has few to no escape options or enemy zoning options in his kit, meaning that without any form of support he's fairly useless should the enemy simply decide to run away or needs to get away himself.



* TheXOfY: Most champion's subtitles are this if not simply TheX.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Instead of randomly-spawning runes in ''[=DotA=]'', there are certain neutral creeps scattered about the map which give temporary {{Status Buff}}s. If you get killed while wearing one, they pass to your killer, with the sole exception being {{King Mook}}s like Baron Nashor; their buffs just disappear if you die.

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* TheXOfY: Most champion's subtitles are this if not simply TheX.
"The X."
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Instead of randomly-spawning runes in ''[=DotA=]'', there are certain neutral creeps scattered about the map which give temporary {{Status Buff}}s. Buff}}s in the form of the Red Buff and Blue Buff (Baron Nashor and the Elder Drake also give buffs, but aren't examples of this trope). If you get killed while wearing having one, they pass to your killer, with killer as the sole exception being {{King Mook}}s like Baron Nashor; their buffs just disappear if you die.timers reset, making dying while having one of them a ''very'' bad idea.
1st Dec '16 2:09:43 PM number9robotic
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** Originally Yordles and Meglings were separate races -- the tiny Yordles varied from somewhat animalistic little critters like Teemo to gnome-looking fellows like Heimerdinger and Corki, while Meglings were equally tiny, blue-skinned and white-haired, but otherwise humanoid. This was eventually retconned to make Tristana and Poppy Yordles as well, with "Megling" becoming the name of the Yordle commando unit that Tristana belonged to. WordOfGod is that this change was made because players would be confused by two species of tiny humanoids at once.
** The lore entries of many champions have changed over the years, some in slight details, others in major character overhauls.

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** The lore entries of many champions have changed over the years, some in slight details, others in major character overhauls. The Institute of War and [[ArtifactTitle the League itself]] have been officially retconned away due to Riot believing the original "CombatByChampion" idea was too restricting for the universe, so the premise of the game is now "WhatIf important persons from Runeterra fought each other?" Keep in mind though, due to the insane amount of characters with interconnected lore, while all the stories have slowly been unified, some of the backstories, especially those involving the now-nonexistent League are considerably outdated.
** Originally Yordles and Meglings were separate races -- the tiny Yordles varied from somewhat animalistic little critters like Teemo to gnome-looking fellows like Heimerdinger and Corki, while Meglings were equally tiny, blue-skinned and white-haired, but otherwise humanoid. This was eventually retconned to make Tristana and Poppy Yordles as well, with "Megling" becoming the name of the Yordle commando unit that Tristana belonged to. WordOfGod is Devs state that this change was made because players would be confused by two species of tiny humanoids at once.
** The lore entries of many champions have changed over the years, some in slight details, others in major character overhauls.
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** The Institute of War and the League itself have been officially retconned away, so the premise of the game is now "WhatIf important persons from Runeterra fought each other?"



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Some of the champions, particularily yordles.
** [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/7f/Poro.png Poros]] appear on the Howling Abyss map, who are tiny furry ball-shaped animals with goat-like features and huge tongues that they frequently stick out like a dog. They were added to the map because playtesters thought the map was just a bit too dark and serious.
** And one took the spotlight (until that went to Braum by its end) for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dvYxkyQFZU Trials of the Poro promotional video]].
** Taken UpToEleven with the 'Legend of the Poro King' game mode, which introduces adorable variants such as gentlemen poros and astronaut poros.
*** Then they took Eleven UpToEleven, they are made of out and out physical love, it keeps them so warm that even in subzero temperatures they have to pant to stay cool.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
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Some of the champions, particularily yordles.
** [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/7f/Poro.png Poros]] appear on the Howling Abyss map, who are tiny furry ball-shaped animals with goat-like features and huge tongues that [[AllAnimalsAreDogs they frequently stick out like a dog. dog.]] They were added to the map because playtesters thought the map was just a bit too dark and serious.
** And one took
serious, and they've been considerable {{Breakout Character}}s ever since, taking the spotlight (until that went to Braum by its end) for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dvYxkyQFZU Trials of the Poro promotional video]].
** Taken UpToEleven with the 'Legend
video]], then incorporated into "Legend of the Poro King' King" game mode, which introduces adorable variants such as gentlemen poros and astronaut poros.
*** Then they took Eleven UpToEleven, they are made of out and out physical love, it keeps them so warm that even in subzero temperatures they have to pant to stay cool.
poros.



* RuleOfThree: [[http://blog.leagueoflegends.com/?p=215 Explicitly played straight]] with the three ninja champions of Kinkou.

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* RuleOfThree: RuleOfThree:
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[[http://blog.leagueoflegends.com/?p=215 Explicitly played straight]] with the three ninja champions of Kinkou.



** Three-hit passives have become something of a RunningGag in League of Legends' champion design, where a champion has an on-hit passive that triggers after 3 consecutive strikes. This is Champion Designer Riot Gypsylord's CreatorThumbprint, and appears on all his champions (though for Jhin it's a 4-hit passive) but this has also appeared on champions such as Jax, Xin Zhao, Vayne, Kennen, [[LongList Ekko, Yasuo...]]

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** Three-hit passives have become something of a RunningGag in League of Legends' champion design, where a champion has an on-hit passive that triggers after 3 consecutive strikes. This is Champion Designer Riot Gypsylord's CreatorThumbprint, and appears on all his champions (though for Jhin it's a 4-hit passive) but this has also appeared on champions such as Jax, Xin Zhao, Vayne, Kennen, [[LongList Ekko, Yasuo...Yasuo, Talon...]]



* RunningGag: Tamat, Lead Community Manager at Riot Games, is well-known for his favourite champion being Pantheon. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se2_mp3hX3g This patch preview featured him looking slightly unhappy hearing about upcoming changes that would reduce Pantheon's power]]. A later patch preview had him say he took a break from Pantheon to play Nocturne, and asked how he would be buffed. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkdP-Xp0N6o Morello holds in laughter and tells him Nocturne would be nerfed]]. Tamat is again, displeased.
* SailorEarth: Thanks to the occasional themes of the champions' alt skins, such as the Blood Moon, Debonair and Pool Party, fans are happy to make fanarts of their favorite champions in these themed alt skins when said champions don't have that themed skin in the actual game.

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* RunningGag: Tamat, Lead Community Manager at Riot Games, is well-known for his favourite champion being Pantheon. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se2_mp3hX3g This patch preview featured him looking slightly unhappy hearing about upcoming changes that would reduce Pantheon's power]]. A later patch preview had him say he took a break from Pantheon to play Nocturne, and asked how he would be buffed. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkdP-Xp0N6o Morello holds in laughter and tells him Nocturne would be nerfed]]. Tamat is again, displeased.
* SailorEarth: Thanks to the occasional themes of the champions' alt skins, such as the Blood Moon, Debonair and Pool Party, [[SelfFanservice fans are happy to make fanarts of their favorite champions in these themed alt skins when said champions don't have that themed skin in the actual game.]]



* SchmuckBait: Walking into brushes, or "face-checking" is considered a very bad idea when an enemy champion is missing but nearby. As a rule, by the time you realize it might be a trap, it's too late.
** Chasing Singed when he's at low health is ''exactly'' what he wants you to do. Teemo too.
** Some players have made SchmuckBait into an art form. For instance, if you see an enemy recall in a conspicuous and vulnerable position, either you are playing against inexperienced people or he's baiting you into a trap.
** When fighting against certain champions, it's considered a very, very bad idea to towerdive them due to having a revive ability or strong crowd-control to keep one under their tower long enough to be killed. People still do things like [[TooDumbToLive towerdive an Anivia]] anyway.

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* SchmuckBait: SchmuckBait:
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Walking into brushes, or "face-checking" is considered a very bad idea when an enemy champion is missing but nearby. As a rule, by the time you realize it might be a trap, it's too late.
** Chasing Singed when he's at low health is ''exactly'' what he wants you to do. Teemo too.
** Some players have made SchmuckBait into an art form. For instance, if you see an enemy recall in a conspicuous and vulnerable position, either you are playing against inexperienced people or he's baiting you into a trap.
** When fighting against certain champions, it's considered a very, very bad idea to towerdive them due to having a revive
trap. There are also specific character-based interactions that make champions look like easy targets until you realize they have an ability or strong crowd-control to keep one under their tower long enough to be that counteracts that and will end up getting ''themselves'' killed. People still do things like [[TooDumbToLive towerdive an Anivia]] anyway.Anivia, forgetting that she has a resurrection passive, [[Memes/LeagueOfLegends and of course]], people still chase Singed, forgetting he leaves a constant poison trail and is slowly killing you.



* SecretAIMoves: Available in a boatload in the Doom Bots mode. Triple shot Dark Binding (Morgana)? 8-directional Final Spark (Lux)? ''16 global ulti shots'' (Ezreal)? The list goes on and on.

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* SecretAIMoves: Available in a boatload in the Doom Bots mode. Triple shot Dark Binding (Morgana)? Bindings from Morgana? 8-directional Final Spark (Lux)? Sparks from Lux? ''16 global ulti shots'' (Ezreal)? from Ezreal? The list goes on and on.



* SexSells: A common complaint on the forum is that any new, upcoming female champ with [[{{Stripperific}} questionable choices in clothing]] means that Riot is concentrating way too much on {{Fanservice}}. This became less prevalent later in the game's history, to the point where any given female champion is just as likely to be dressed sensibly as skimpily.
** Riot seems to have found a comfortable balance between fanservice and sensibility. More recent female champions such as Kalista, Illaoi, and Taliyah, as well as their skins, are dressed and proportioned without fanservice in mind, as well as a number of modest skins like Barbecue Leona and Warden Karma. These are alongside pure fanservice skins released recently, such as Blood Moon Elise, Pool Party Fiora and Bewitching Morgana, and now also extends to male champions like Pool Party Taric.

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* SexSells: A common complaint early on the forum is was that any new, upcoming female champ with [[{{Stripperific}} questionable choices in clothing]] means meant that Riot is concentrating way too much on {{Fanservice}}. This became less prevalent later in the game's history, to the point where any given female champion is just as likely to be dressed sensibly as skimpily.
** Riot seems to have found a comfortable balance between fanservice and sensibility.
skimpily. More recent female champions such as Kalista, Illaoi, and Taliyah, as well as their skins, are dressed and proportioned without fanservice in mind, as well as a number of modest skins like Barbecue Leona and Warden Karma. These are alongside pure fanservice skins released recently, such as Blood Moon Elise, Pool Party Fiora and Bewitching Morgana, and now also extends to male champions like Pool Party Taric.



** As for the Legend part, players achieving up to 8 consecutive kills in a game without dying are announced as being "Legendary!". The game also tends to make individuals who have a CrowningMomentOfAwesome feel like they are legends too.



* SmallGirlBigGun: Tristana is almost more gun than Yordle Gunner. If you count the ammo she carts around, she probably carries more in weaponry than she weighs.
** Miss Fortune's pistol barrels are thicker than her arms.

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* SmallGirlBigGun: SmallGirlBigGun:
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Tristana is almost more gun than Yordle Gunner. If you count the ammo she carts around, she probably carries more in weaponry than she weighs.
** Miss Fortune's carries [[DualWielding a gun in each hand]], each with pistol barrels are thicker than her arms.



* SongsInTheKeyofPanic: In Dominion, the music slowly intensifies as a team's nexus drops below certain levels of health. There's even a special section that only plays if ''both'' nexuses are at 25% health.

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* SongsInTheKeyofPanic: SongsInTheKeyOfPanic: In Dominion, the music slowly intensifies as a team's nexus drops below certain levels of health. There's even a special section that only plays if ''both'' nexuses are at 25% health.



** A number of individual champions are also Spiritual Successors to their DotA predecessors; Ashe to Drow Ranger, Blitzcrank to Pudge, Twitch to Clinkz, Hecarim to Spirit Breaker, Varus to Windrunner, Shyvana to Dragon Knight, Twisted Fate to Nature's Prophet, Karthus to Zeus, Nidalee to Enchantress, Nocturne to Spectre, Corki to Gyrocopter, and so forth.
** Heck, competitive and in-game metawise, some of the newer champions are this to the older champions and vice versa due to the constant shifts of the meta and patch changes. Some examples include Jinx and Kog'Maw to Tristana (long ranged basic attack poke/siege oriented lategame hyper ADCs since Tristana's kit was reworked to buff her weak mid-game in addition to nerfing her lategame power), Lucian to Ezreal AND back again [[note]]Although analysts argue that Graves fill Lucian's spot due to their similar kits[[/note]] (skillshot/caster heavy ADCs with strong mid-game teamfighting power spikes and high mobility), Rek'sai to Lee Sin ([[CrutchCharacter strong early game, high mobility, and versatile junglers with very weak late game]]), Jax and Irelia to Master Yi, Tryndamere, and Fiora (late game top laners with strong splitpushing and dueling potential), and Ekko to Fizz (high mobility assassins with on-hit effects from basic attacks and abilities that help them avoid very devastating skills [[NotTheIntendedUse that are meant to be played as AP assassins, but are often are built as AD/on-hit bruisers at either top lane or jungle]]).

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** A number of individual champions are also Spiritual Successors to their DotA [=DotA=] predecessors; Ashe to Drow Ranger, Blitzcrank to Pudge, Twitch to Clinkz, Hecarim to Spirit Breaker, Varus to Windrunner, Shyvana to Dragon Knight, Twisted Fate to Nature's Prophet, Karthus to Zeus, Nidalee to Enchantress, Nocturne to Spectre, Corki to Gyrocopter, and so forth.
** Heck, competitive and in-game metawise, some of the newer champions are this to the older champions and vice versa due to the constant shifts of the meta and patch changes. Some examples include Jinx and Kog'Maw to Tristana (long ranged basic attack poke/siege oriented lategame hyper ADCs [=ADCs=] since Tristana's kit was reworked to buff her weak mid-game in addition to nerfing her lategame power), Lucian to Ezreal AND back again [[note]]Although analysts argue that Graves fill Lucian's spot due to their similar kits[[/note]] (skillshot/caster heavy ADCs [=ADCs=] with strong mid-game teamfighting power spikes and high mobility), Rek'sai to Lee Sin ([[CrutchCharacter strong early game, high mobility, and versatile junglers with very weak late game]]), Jax and Irelia to Master Yi, Tryndamere, and Fiora (late game top laners with strong splitpushing and dueling potential), and Ekko to Fizz (high mobility assassins with on-hit effects from basic attacks and abilities that help them avoid very devastating skills [[NotTheIntendedUse that are meant to be played as AP assassins, but are often are built as AD/on-hit bruisers at either top lane or jungle]]).



* SquishyWizard: Many of the mages, particularly Annie and Veigar. An aversion are the "Battle Casters", which are hybrid melee and spell-slingers and good at everything but MasterOfNone. Even more averted by the ones who can heal others, including themselves. A careful player who can heal may rarely have to return to base aside from buying items.
** Annie is actually one of the tankier mages. She almost always buys Rod of Ages, that grants substantial HP pool and has defensive shield. This is necessary due to her spells having short range. On the other hand, Lux, Xerath and Vel'Koz act as magic howitzers: they build pure damage and try to bombard the opponent from extreme range. And then there are Syndra and Ahri who have shorter ranges, but rely on CC to stay safe.

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* SquishyWizard: Many of the mages, particularly Annie mostly Burst (champions such as Brand, Veigar, and Veigar. An aversion are the "Battle Casters", which are hybrid melee and spell-slingers and good at everything but MasterOfNone. Even more averted by the ones who can heal others, including themselves. A careful player who can heal may rarely have to return to base aside from buying items.
** Annie is actually one of the tankier mages. She almost always buys Rod of Ages, that grants substantial HP pool and has defensive shield. This is necessary due to her spells having short range. On the other hand,
Lux, Xerath who are intended to simply dip in, explode a target and dip back out) and Artillery Mages (champions such as Xerath, Ziggs, or Vel'Koz who act as magic howitzers: they build pure damage and try to bombard the opponent howitzers, constantly attacking from extreme range. And then there are Syndra and Ahri who have shorter ranges, but rely on CC to stay safe. a long distance).



* StarPower: Leona is a warrior with an appearance and moveset based on the Sun. Bonus points to Soraka, the Starchild. And then later, Aurelion Sol, the Star Forger.

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* StarPower: Leona is a warrior with an appearance and moveset based on the Sun. Bonus points to Soraka, the Starchild. And then later, Later came Aurelion Sol, the Star Forger.



** Janna's clothes can be summed up as two long pieces of cloth covering just her chest and privates. When you send her to attack somebody, she responds "[[MaleGaze Stop looking at me like that!]]"
** Evelynn is essentially a blue-skinned cloaking dominatrix who gets pleasure from the deaths of her enemies. If you buy one of her skins, she loses the blue and becomes a human female in black leather.

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** Janna's clothes can be summed up as two long pieces of cloth covering just her chest and privates. When you send privates (as well as several ribbons of cloth that's dangling ''off'' her body), which is amusing [[BlowYouAway given her powers,]] [[ExposedToTheElements leading her to attack somebody, she responds "[[MaleGaze Stop looking at me like that!]]"
actually shiver in her idle animation]].
** Evelynn Evelynn, is essentially a blue-skinned cloaking dominatrix who gets pleasure from dominatrix, and resembling the deaths of her enemies. If you buy one of her skins, she loses the blue part, with lots and becomes a human female in black leather. lots of hot pink leather straps.



** Kayle is a notable aversion: she wears full plate armor and a helm. [[SamusIsAGirl some people mistake her for a male]]. Avoiding this confusion is Riot's stated reason for some of these examples.
** Garen's sister, Lux, wears plated armor pieces that don't cover her midriff, thighs and upper arms, but she wears chainmail and blue clothing which covers those areas. This came after fan criticism because her original design [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101013212150/leagueoflegends/images/f/f3/Lux_OriginalSkin_old.jpg had bare thighs and midriff]].
** Karma is another aversion in her base skin, but people can obviously tell she's female. As with most of the female champions, additional skins play the trope straight.
** Annie is a child, so she averted that for a long time to reduce creepiness... but the popular fan-made Teen Annie skins often portray her as a skimpily dressed teenager.
** Soraka wears what is basically a sleeveless tunic attached to a loincloth.
** Most of Sivir's armor covers her arms. She's basically wearing a fur bra and a big, jewel-encrusted loincloth.
** The base Morgana skin plays the trope perfectly straight, as well as most of her additional skins.
** Ruthless Pantheon. Amusing He-Man reference, or eye-candy for the ladies?
*** Made even more explict in the Chinese version, where it is literally called "[[RatedMForManly Muscular Hunk Pantheon]]".
** Sona is another aversion... except for her ImpossiblyLowNeckline. She ended up fully embracing stripperriffic outfits with her DJ Sona skin.

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** Kayle is a notable early aversion: she wears full plate armor and a helm. [[SamusIsAGirl some people mistake her for a male]]. Avoiding this confusion is Riot's stated reason for some of these examples.
** Garen's sister, Lux, *** Lux is another early aversion, as she wears plated armor pieces that pieces, and even areas where they don't cover her, such as her midriff, thighs and upper arms, but she wears chainmail and blue clothing which covers those areas. This came after fan criticism because her original design [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101013212150/leagueoflegends/images/f/f3/Lux_OriginalSkin_old.jpg had bare thighs and midriff]].
** Karma is another aversion in her base skin, but people can obviously While it's hard to tell she's female. As with most of the female champions, additional skins play the trope straight.
** Annie is a child, so she averted that for a long time to reduce creepiness...
from her blue skin and goat legs, but the popular fan-made Teen Annie skins often portray her as a skimpily dressed teenager.
**
Soraka wears what is basically wears a sleeveless tunic attached to top with a loincloth.
cape, and loincloth. This is much more obvious with her normal-skin-colored Dryad skin.
** Most of Sivir's armor covers her arms. She's arms; she's basically wearing a fur bra and a big, jewel-encrusted loincloth.
** The base Morgana skin plays
loincloth, though coming from the trope perfectly straight, as well as most of her additional skins.
desert, this makes ''slightly'' more sense than others.
** As a male counterpart, Ruthless Pantheon. Amusing He-Man reference, or eye-candy for the ladies?
*** Made even more explict
ladies? Amusingly in the Chinese version, where it is literally called "[[RatedMForManly Muscular Hunk Pantheon]]".
** Sona is another aversion... except for her ImpossiblyLowNeckline. She ended up fully embracing stripperriffic outfits with her DJ Sona skin.
Pantheon]]".
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* ImageSong: A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuOWR0xTZpo fan-made Mundo one]].
** There are a lot more now after the Songs of the Summoned contest.
** "Here Comes Vi" and "Get Jinxed" are two official ones, for, well, Vi and Jinx.

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* ImageSong: A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuOWR0xTZpo fan-made Mundo one]].
** There are a lot more now after the Songs of the Summoned contest.
**
"Here Comes Vi" and "Get Jinxed" are two official ones, for, well, ones for Vi and Jinx.Jinx, respectively.



** There are also more champions being released now who are designed to be unusually functional to the ''{{Metagame}}.'' Riot is well aware of the fact [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome that the standard "bruiser/tank top, bruiser/tank jungler, mage/assassin mid, ADC and support duo bot" meta is the most common way the game is played,]] but in order to make [[CastOfSnowflakes every character look, feel and play uniquely,]] they have to get tricky. For some examples, Bard is a bot-lane support who heavily encourages global roaming, Kindred is a jungling ADC (other champions such as Graves and Quinn have also seen this role ever since, [[NotTheIntendedUse but they weren't intended to be]]), and Ivern is a pure support who exists as a roaming jungler due to a passive that makes it so he doesn't have to fight to gain a jungler's benefits.

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** There are also more champions being released now who are designed to be unusually functional to the ''{{Metagame}}.'' Riot is well aware of the fact [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome that the standard "bruiser/tank top, bruiser/tank jungler, mage/assassin mid, ADC and support duo bot" meta is the most common way the game is played,]] but so in order to make [[CastOfSnowflakes every character look, feel and play uniquely,]] they have to get tricky.tricky with champion capabilities. For some examples, Bard is a bot-lane support who heavily encourages global roaming, Kindred is a jungling ADC (other champions such as Graves and Quinn have also seen this role ever since, [[NotTheIntendedUse but they weren't intended to be]]), and Ivern is a pure support who exists as a roaming jungler due to a passive that makes it so he doesn't have to fight to gain a jungler's benefits.



* OurElvesAreDifferent: Runeterra has all sorts of supernatural creatures, monsters and gnomes, but what it does not have is elves. The two pointy-eared characters are explicitly ''not'' elves. The closest things to elves are the Yordles, who live very long lives and are inherently magical.

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* OurElvesAreDifferent: Runeterra has all sorts of supernatural creatures, monsters and gnomes, but what it does not have is elves. The two pointy-eared characters are explicitly ''not'' elves. The closest things to elves are the Yordles, who live very long lives and are inherently magical.



*** "[=xPeke=]": v. to sneak in past the enemy team and backdoor the enemy base, particularly the Nexus.
*** "[=inSec=]": v. to jump behind someone and knock them back towards your team; most typically done with Lee Sin who can dash to an enemy with his Q, plant a ward behind them and dash to it with his W (or just using Flash), then kick them back into his team with his ultimate.
*** "[=MadLife=]": v. to predict where an enemy is going to attempt to FlashStep to and throw your crowd control skillshot out to intercept them when they arrive in an extreme form of LeadTheTarget.

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*** "[=xPeke=]": v. [[https://youtu.be/ooozyf5y5t8?t=148 to sneak in past the enemy team and backdoor the enemy base, particularly the Nexus.
Nexus.]]
*** "[=inSec=]": v. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtnbrfeLeak to jump behind someone and knock them back towards your team; most typically done with Lee Sin who can dash to an enemy with his Q, plant a ward behind them and dash to it with his W (or just using Flash), then kick them back into his team with his ultimate.
ultimate.]]
*** "[=MadLife=]": v. [[https://youtu.be/BR6aR5du2QY?t=15 to predict where an enemy is going to attempt to FlashStep to and throw your crowd control skillshot out to intercept them when they arrive in an extreme form of LeadTheTarget.]]



* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Some of the lesser known voice actors often voice champions with very common playstyles. Most famous is Adam Harrington who voices Mage focused champions and J.S Gilbert (most well known as [[TwistedMetal Needles Kane]]) voices dumb muscle with devastating attacks. Then there is KarenStrassman and her cooldown based champions who is the unofficial HalfHumanHybrid voice actress of the League.

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* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Some of the lesser known recurring voice actors often voice actors, especially early on, voiced champions with very common similar playstyles. Most famous is Examples include Adam Harrington Harrington, who voices Mage focused deep-voiced, "dark" mage champions and (Mordekaiser, Kassadin, pre-VU Karthus, etc.), J.S Gilbert (most well known as [[TwistedMetal Needles Kane]]) Gilbert, who voices dumb muscle [[DumbMuscle usually-thickheaded champions with devastating attacks. Then there is KarenStrassman physical attacks]] (Pre-VU Sion, Dr. Mundo and her cooldown based champions Udyr) and Creator/KarenStrassman, who is the unofficial tends to voice cooldown-based neutral-to-evil HalfHumanHybrid voice actress of the League.characters (Elise, Shyvana, Zyra, etc.).
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* LordBritishPostulate: "Poros" are small furry creatures which appear on the Howling Abyss map that are cannot be selectable as targets and cannot be attacked by players by any means... but they'll move away from you if you approach them, and the lazer beam of death protecting a side's summoner platform can kill them when they end up within its range.
** [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/V3.8 Patch v3.8]] made this... less easy.

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* LordBritishPostulate: "Poros" are small furry creatures which appear on the Howling Abyss map that are cannot be selectable as targets and cannot be attacked by players by any means... but they'll move away from you if you approach them, and the lazer beam of death protecting a side's summoner platform can kill them when they end up within its range.
**
range. [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/V3.8 Patch v3.8]] made this... less easy.



* {{Metagame}}: Changes ''all the time'' with new patches and characters. They're separate between the servers' regions, even. Champions can be considered useless on one of the servers and overpowered on the other.

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** There are also more champions being released now who are designed to be unusually functional to the ''{{Metagame}}.'' Riot is well aware of the fact [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome that the standard "bruiser/tank top, bruiser/tank jungler, mage/assassin mid, ADC and support duo bot" meta is the most common way the game is played,]] but in order to make [[CastOfSnowflakes every character look, feel and play uniquely,]] they have to get tricky. For some examples, Bard is a bot-lane support who heavily encourages global roaming, Kindred is a jungling ADC (other champions such as Graves and Quinn have also seen this role ever since, [[NotTheIntendedUse but they weren't intended to be]]), and Ivern is a pure support who exists as a roaming jungler due to a passive that makes it so he doesn't have to fight to gain a jungler's benefits.
* {{Metagame}}: Changes ''all the time'' with new patches and characters. They're separate between the servers' regions, even. Champions Champions/items/strategies can be considered useless on fluctuate between uselessness and overpoweredness due to the constant buffs, nerfs, tweaks and additions, even if they don't happen directly to your champion of choice. Understanding the meta and constantly keeping up with it is one of the servers most important things that distinguishes low and overpowered on the other.high skill levels between players.



* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=28978641#28978641 Hippalus, the screen name of the eCommerce Director for Riot Games explains that screen name here]].
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