Jarvan has Conqueror´s Haki.How could he otherwise shield himself and slow down people around him when he´s just a Badass Normal Warrior Prince with no magical equipment?
Leblanc hated how she formerly looked, and is obsessed with her new selfLeblanc had severe self esteem issues, and trouble with body image, and was so happy when she took on the new and more attractive appearance of The Black Rose's honorary leader. May even have a Les Yay with herself as you can notice in her dancing animation, she dances with the reflection she see's in her staff's gem (this is also not including all of the Rule 34 of her and her mirror image).
Gangplank's father is not deadAfter Gangplank killed his father, he dumped the body. The body eventually made it's way to the Howling Marsh, where Karthus revived him and gave him a crew for whatever reason. The recent attack by pirates on the Demacian Navy was his doing. See the sneak peek of The Journal of Justice.
Nunu's real parents are Popo and Nana.
Fiddlesticks uses corpses as raw materials to make his crows.Fiddlesticks is the League's executioner; he kills anyone who enters his dungeon, so summoners more or less throw all of their condemned criminals into Fiddlestick's room. However, since the summoners don't want to die, they can't really go in and retrieve the bodies of people who have been executed. While it is possible that Fiddlesticks simply lives in a filthy room loaded with decomposing corpses; it seems more plausible that uses the dead bodies to make his endless supply of crows. The mundane explanation is that he feeds the corpses to his birds so that they have the fuel to reproduce, but the more interesting explanation is that he uses dark magicks to turn bodies directly into crows.
Karthus is secretly Kassadin's great-grandfather.Being undead its entirely possible Karthus had a family before he died. Kassadin is one of his descendants. Karthus knows this but no one else does. He got involved in the fight to protect his great-grandson. He referred to Kassadin as the inhibitor since he's trying to prevent the Void from screwing over Runeterra. (I.E. He's inhibiting the Void's takeover)
Sivir will be buffedOne of the devs said that they will remove dodge because it's too random, and Jax relies on it a tad too much. Sivir has a passive that allows her to dodge, so maybe she'll be reworked.
"C"C is either:
More Noxian charactersRecent Journal of Justice had revealed names of Noxian Grand General Darkwill's two sons: Draythe and Keiran. Both sound badass enough to waste on background characters, moreover, the Journal indicates Keiran's impressive military record. One of them may provide a counterpart for Jarvan IV, for Noxus doesn't have a 'royal heir' character yet.
Riven is really evil.While she is known as a Noxus Champion who wishes to redeem her actions, that is really just a cover for her plans to usurp her peers and take control of the Noxian army, and change it to fit her image of a good and glorious army.
Kog'maw's "Daddy" will be part of a new game modeA competitive monster-hunt type of game on a new map. Both teams will have minion waves to farm and turrets to hide behind, however both nexuses are invincible. Instead, "Daddy" will periodically appear on the map as an Epic Creature, and each side races to get credit for killing him (possibly by % damage dealt for the point, though any exp/gold reward goes to the killshot team, making ninja kills valuable), racing against the other team to be strong enough to do so without getting wiped out by him or the opponents. After "Daddy" is killed, he reappears somewhere else a few minutes later, stronger. Best of X Daddy kills for a team wins the match.
Pentakill's Fifth MemberThe Fifth member of Pentakill will be a champion who uses dual weapons and be their drummer.
Swain is actually serving Tzeentch and just serving Noxus to forward his goals.His uncanny ability in manipulating and tactics plus the ability to transform into a GIANT DEMON BIRD really gives him away.
Mordekaiser hails from the Shadow Isles, and is one of the Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseHe has an unnatural affinity with illness, striking everyone around him with incurable diseases. He's the horseman of Pestilence. The other three Horsemen are in the League as well. Hecarim is obviously War, Evelynn is Famine, and Yorick is Death. Yorick even has Four Horsemen references in his abilities.
Caitlyn is inspired by NCIS' Caitlin Todd. Maybe not consciouslyThink about it for a second. Caitlyn is a good investigator, not unlike the inspiration. Sasha Alexander is an attractive brunette with rather long hair. All adult, human female Lo L characters are designed as attractive. Kate Todd was killed by a sniper, so Caitlyn uses a sniper rifle as her weapon.
Kennen is inspired by Ken Amada from Persona 3.They're both short and use electricity/light attacks. Also theres an obvious similarity between thier names, and both of them say 'Yes yes yes' in similar ways; Kennen when he's being told to move, and ken when he levels up.
Mordekaiser is General Du CouteauHis introduction implies he was a victim of some scheme or another and he emerged from some corner of Noxus. It is also stated that he has a general like aura around him.
Fizz's race sudden dissappereance was because they left Runterra predicting one last Rune War that would destroy the worldThey were never native of Runeterra, they came from another world and settled down in runeterra in their travels. When Fizz comes back , his town was deserted, the only thing left behind was this message: So long, and thanks for all the fish
Mordekaiser is Alphonse ElricAnimated suit of armor? Check. Master of Metal? Last time I checked metal is transmutable. As for the impressive hardening of character that seems to have occurred, Runeterra can be a very cruel place and he did show up in Noxus...
Jax and Fiora will eventually have some kind of relationshipIt sort of makes sense if you don't think about it too hard. They both fight not for a cause in the league but simply for the sake of fighting itself, although the Institute likely has some kind of hidden agenda with Jax, but let's ignore that for now, they're both justifiably egotistical and Fiora would likely only even consider someone she considered an equal in combat. Given Fiora's backstory, if Jax is being used by the Institute to manipulate things it may cause some angst as Fiora doesn't want to be seen as having any connection to match rigging.
Jax is a Turian, or possibly a QuarianBoth have two fingers. From what we've seen of Turian culture and ability, ludicrous skill wielding any weapon is reasonably plausible, especially if Jax were still highly regarded as a fighter among his people. He completely covers his skin to hide his true form in order to avoid awkward questions and break whatever first contact protocol turians have. If Jax is a Quarian, the skill with weaponry is a bit harder to explain, although every race has prodigies, but his apparel makes more sense. Lo L may take place in a time before the Quarians were pushed off Rannoch, when their immune systems could still adapt to a planet within days or weeks without as much trouble, but with the bizarre and unpredictable nature of Runeterra, Jax figured he'd better cover all his bases and completely covered his body in cloth. Or it might be concealing a containment suit.
Riot axed the Journal of Justice......because they're working on a new "Rune Wars" game mode for Season 3 where the players fight faction-based matches for control a shifting map. The teams will be Demacia, Noxus, Ionia, Freljord, Zaun, Piltover, Bandle City and Bilgewater and each team will have to contain at least 3 champions from their native faction and can only pick from a pool of "allied" or "neutral" champions for the other 2. The story will develop organically based on the results across the NA servers.
Tibbers is the only thing stopping Annie turning into another SyndraAnnie uses fire, and Syndra uses darkness, but they have one thing in common: overwhelming magic potential. Annie's lore mentions she's absurdly powerful for being a preteen, and shaping up to be a frighteningly powerful adult. So why hasn't anyone done anything to make sure she doesn't go postal? Because she's doing it herself. The only other Champion we've seen use any transmogrification is Lulu, and her spell costs a chunk of mana and lasts for a couple of seconds. Annie keeps Tibbers down to a plushie permanently. In this way, Tibbers is acting like Annie's magical pressure relief valve, preventing her from getting drunk on her own power by constantly siphoning her excess; she doesn't get any sort of buff when he's released, since she pours magic into his dire grizzly form to keep him on the leash and cause the area damage. This means despite being a bit of a brat, Annie's just an eight-year-old brat with enough power to play in the big leagues, rather than going slowly insane from the magical potential building in her body. If we assume this came about because of her Noxian rebel parents having some Noxian values nonetheless and letting her learn to embrace and use her own power rather than being scared by it, it highlights a worryingly dangerous flaw in Ionian philosophy. Annie was allowed to set her own limits, and quickly adapted and thrived. Syndra tried to have the same reasoning rammed down her throat, and we all know how that went. Ionia's desire for 'balance' is making it slowly crush itself.
Vi's gauntlets were not built, they were appropriated...Their former owner? Solus Prime.
Fiddlesticks is actually Istvaan, the summoner that tried to summon him in the first place.If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Istvaan was trying forbidden magic. There's a chance that the extra-planar summoning was too much for him, and he couldn't fully control or fully summon whatever he latched on to. The magic tore his mind and body apart, remaking him as Fiddlesticks. ...Which brings up some new Fridge Horror right there...
Nocturne is actually benevolent and trying to save the world from doom.He ONLY targeted Summoners and no one else, and a JoJ interview (of debatable canonicity at this point, but I digress) indicates that he truly despises Summoners, and not just because they're enslaving him as punishment for attempting to systematically eliminate them. Here's the thing, though: what if he has a truly legitimate reason for killing them? After all, they've demonstrated some truly incredible lapses of judgment by way of enslaving other Eldritch Abominations and letting known war criminals, terrorists, murderers, power-hungry sorcerers, openly malevolent undead, violent psychopaths, and other highly dangerous and/or unstable individuals get a free pass just by agreeing to work for them, and there's no small amount of indication that quite a few of the more powerful individuals in their employ are far too powerful for them to control, so what's to say that he wasn't trying to kill them because of how arrogant, myopic, idiotic, and flat-out morally bankrupt they generally are? The nightmares that plagued them could have very easily been the equivalent of warning shots; when they failed to heed them, he just cut to the chase and killed them. In fact, it's entirely possible that he's an extradimensional policeman of sorts who monitors the waking world through dreams for anything indicating a possible threat to reality, and that the Summoners just so happened to be a big enough threat to warrant lethal force.
Kog'Maw's "Daddy" is Cho'Gath.Both come from the Void, both are abominations, both have a very big appetite for just about everything.
Hecarim used to be a good guy.The new Treeline quotes have the female (and good) spirit telling Hecarim not to trust Mordekaiser and to remember who he once was. The two spirits are also said to have been a king and queen, but not as the Shadow Isles. So perhaps Hecarim used to be one of their knights, then one day Mordekaiser showed up like he did in Noxus, but this time he led a revolution, killed the king and queen and imprisoned them in the Treeline, then put Hecarim's spirit into the centaur armour he wears now.
Kha'zix is a primal ZergHis motivation, methods, and speech all nearly perfectly match. Perhaps "the Void" isn't some Eldritch alternate plane of existence, but the people of Valoran not realizing they're opening portals to outer outer space and using relativity for their teleporting shenanigans, and someone from Zerus decided it was a good place to chow down on some essence.
Riot will someday release a Token Evil Demacian.We have Veigar for Token Evil Yordle; Riven for Token Good? (Neutral) Noxian; Syndra (and Zed?) for Token Evil Ionian and now Zac for Token Good Guy from Zaun.
Ryze is a SageI was already having suspicions from the scroll on his back. Then I read his bio. "...who felt a more raw and primal connection to the magic of Runeterra..." The magical symbols he painted on himself are to prevent a transformation. Or maybe they create a constant half-transformation, explaining his inhuman appearance. Could be similar to Orochimaru's Cursed Seals...
Fiddlesticks has something to do with Itachi.Overpowered? Check. Crows? Check. Mind Rape abilities? Check. A fighting style involving confusion/disruption? Check.
Ahri the Nine-Tailed Fox is Kurama... the Nine-Tailed Fox.I know Nine-Tailed Foxes aren't exactly unique to Naruto, so I was willing to give it a pass... until I saw she was carrying a Fire Style: Rasengan around. Thought about it a bit, and I think I've worked out how the lore can be unified: During or after her time sealed in Naruto, Kurama came to a Heel Realization over her Blue and Orange Morality and started to see humans as more than ants. Thus, after she is freed from the seal, she realizes that being the Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever is rather likely to make her Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds (or get her fat ass sealed again even if she doesn't actually attack anyone, because of her history). Cue the story as written in League of Legends lore (once you blur the details). Oh, and she bases her attacks off Naruto's Rasengan either because she is intimately familiar with it and it's based solely off chakra control (you'd think since she's made of chakra, she'd have good chakra control), or in honor of Naruto.
The League is a evolution of the Holy Grail WarThink about it, Summoners are described as "gifted spell casters who have the power to bring forth a champion to fight as their avatar in Valoran's Fields of Justice." Sound like a master to you? With the destruction of the holy grail, actually killing the participants has been removed, and over time, humantarian concerns have changed the system to what it is now.
Aatrox's people were the original Hemomancers.He uses blood-themed abilities in a manner similar to Vlad, so it's not too much of a stretch to think that the style is based on them.
Leblanc is secretly everyone in RuneterraThe Rune Wars, the League games, the rise and fall of powerful civilizations; these are all the product of a bored supreme being with too much time on her hands. She has a great love of strife, political intrigue and conflict, so has constructed an entire world to suit her purposes, where she can play as long as she likes.
"C" is Vi's SisterVi is hinted to have a sister from Lyre, the senile Piltover hermit in the Howling Abyss, who says "You look like your sister! Er, wait, I'm not supposed to talk about that..." Judging from his reaction, while Vi is on relatively good terms with the other Piltover law enforcers, it's likely her sister is still a criminal. In contrast to Vi's aggressive, straightforward tactics, C has a much more calmer demeanor while dangerously cunning which is how she was able to elude the Great Detective from Piltover. C was possibly one of the criminals who left innocent people to die in the mining shaft where Vi constructed her gauntlets which is why Vi no longer mentions her sister.
Jinx is Vi's SisterExpounding on some of the above, I believe Jinx may, in fact be Vi's sister. We have heard hints from Lyre that Vi has a sister, and one of Jinx's quotes states specifically that she does: "You think I'm crazy? You should see my sister." Based on that, what else would seem more crazy to a violent sociopath than another equally violent individual using their powers for good? The two also share a portrait background in common (granted in different states of repair). Also, looking at Jinx's story, why would she seek out Vi as a nemesis instead of stuffy sheriff Caitlin if there wasn't something more personal involved?
Jax is a DarkinHe kept a low profile out of necessity to stay alive all these years, but joined the League to attract the attention of the other four Darkin for reasons. The High Summoner recognized Jax for what he was and let him in no questions asked. However, he still wanted to keep a low profile and would obviously stand out as a demon-looking thing, he keeps his body completely covered and thus can pass as Ambiguously Human.
The Elder Yasuo was charged with protecting was actually killed by...Janna."The Elder was killed by a wind technique. Who else could it be?" - Well, she is the avatar of the winds...
Jinx is a mutantNot to say how or why she got the mutation, but it grants her something of a superpower that manifests as her passive, Get Excited! When emotionally hyped, she is genetically tuned to have her adrenaline level skyrocket, allowing her to achieve high sprinting speeds. Using her excitement from destroying buildings to kick up her speed is how she is still evading the authorities to this day. This could also tie into her mentality, some greater meaning in her getting a kick out of destruction to the point of abandoning morality altogether, and if rumours of possible origins in Zaun turn out to be true, this could be even more plausable, given their immoral scientific practises and large amounts of biological productions over Piltover's mechanics and engineering.
Rammus is dating Cactus from Plants vs. ZombiesThe ad for Blitzcrank's dating service has a picture of Rammus and a cactus. In Cactus's lore from Plants Vs. Zombies, it says that she has been dating an armadillo. Therefore, it is quite possible that Rammus is that armadillo.
Mordekaiser was the Prince of the Shadow Isles, and Thornmail is his backstoryThe Song "Thornmail" is about a nation facing a foe that they cannot defeat, and are trapped by ("We cannot fly"). In their despair, they turn to a mythic item that they believe will help save their realm, a suit of armor that "humbles the foe with it's grace". The act of using the armor is "Our deadliest fate (we) embrace". Thornmail works by causing a portion of the damage dealt to the character back to the enemy that caused it. In other words, you must still be attacked in order to use it's strengths. Mordekaiser is mentioned in game as both being part of the Shadow Isles, but not really belonging (the West Altar in Twisted Treeline will advise Hecarim not to trust him). This is backed up by the Lyrics "Creatures of Darkness are still longing for your fall, Keep them in thrall, it's time to Smite and Ignite". The song repeatedly refers to the bearer of the Armor as "my Son", and Mordekaiser's old lore mentioned that he had a "noble grace".
Diana is an offspring of a Solari and LunariIt might explain why she feels more home towards the moon than the sun, but still managed to perform well as a Solari acolyte. My theory is that there was a Lunari survivor where a Solari member took pity on and they're married, and has a daughter. But then, the Solari elders found out about this forbidden relationship, and killed them. But then, they couldn't bring themselves to kill the baby Diana. Instead, they took her in, raised her as a complete Solari acolyte and hopes that she forgets about the moon. Unfortunately, the DNA can't be messed like that, leading Diana to feel more relaxed on the moon, and then... you know.
If there's another Shurima champion down the road, it'll use another Egyptian Mythology themeWell we already got Anubis (Nasus), Sobek (Renekton) and now Ra (Azir). Who's next? Seth? Horus? Osiris? Isis? Geb? Anhur? Bastet? Serqet? Neith?