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[[folder:Academy]]
At Valoran High, it's hard to fit in. When the lessons are about magic and history, some students just have a hard time paying attention. These skins depict champions as people in a High School, some as students and some as school faculty.\\
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The line is featured in the Riot-endorsed fan-made webcomic, "Academy Adventures", currently [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/academy-adventures-series-1 with]] [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/academy-adventures-series-2 three]] [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/academy-adventures-3 series]].
->'''Champions in this line''': (Professor) Ryze, (Headmaster) Fiora, (Academy) Ahri, Darius, Ekko, Vladimir
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* AlphaBitch: Ahri gives off these vibes, never really looking up from her phone when things go down.
* AxesAtSchool:
** Literally with Darius, maybe excused since it is a magical school. Amusingly enough, his weapon in-game appears to be a modified wooden baseball bat with an axe head.
** One comic directly addresses this, with Jinx being reprimanded for bringing weapons in class, [[LampshadeHanging leading her to ask why everyone else can]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Everyone ends up getting their items confiscated]], though Jinx gives the school ''a lot'' of vandalism for confiscating [[CompanionCube Fishbones]].
* BadassTeacher: Many teachers in the comics are champions who still have their canonical powers and aren't afraid [[MundaneUtility to use them for lessons]]. Bard as a band teacher, for example, is able to stop a noisy class using Tempered Fate. One comic shows that after school hours, Dr. Mundo does ''[[MaskedLuchador luchador]] [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestling]].''
* BeachEpisode: One of the comics has one, but thanks to a volleyball smacking into Ekko's Zero Drive, [[HilarityEnsues said beach ends up infested with]] {{Sea Monster}}s.
* BeeAfraid: One comic shows Darius being attacked by them, and [[IntoxicationEnsues he acts like he's on hallucinogens with all the stings]].
* BigManOnCampus: [[{{Hunk}} Taric]] is this in the comics, much to [[LovableAlphaBitch Ahri's]] [[GreenEyedMonster irritation]]. Her attempt at [[PlayingWithFire giving him "a foxfire makeover"]] doesn't reduce the amount of his admirers (and indeed [[ShirtlessScene might've actually increased it]]).
* TheCameo: The comic regularly features a lot of champions from other skin lines, mostly as brief {{Funny Background Event}}s.
* CrustyCaretaker: In the comics, Yorick is the school janitor, and he isn't afraid [[DisproportionateRetribution to sic his ghouls and the Maiden of the Mist on a bunch of students for causing a mess]].
* {{Delinquents}}: According to the announcement/in-game lore blurbs, Ahri, Ekko, Darius, and Vladimir were suspended from academy grounds due to varying levels of troublemaking:
** Ahri is [[PhoneaholicTeenager always on her cellphone]], [[UpToEleven even during disciplinary hearings about her always being on her cellphone]]. She also sticks gum in water fountains and uses charm magic on other students to do her assignments, as well as on staff members [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment during said disciplinary hearings about her always being on her phone]] to escape.
** Ekko illegally used the academy's chemistry and electronic equipment, vandalized the Athletics Department, [[MundaneUtility and split time streams to skip class]].
** Darius is just TheBully, shoving students into lockers, getting into fistfights during gym class, and [[AxesAtSchool bringing dangerous weapons to school.]]
** Vladimir is a snob, hiring students to do his assignments, [[EnemyEatsYourLunch eating another student's lunch]], and "putting a strain on the janitorial department after [[NoodleIncident 'that' incident," which involved large pools of "mysterious red liquid" on school property]].
* DodgeballIsHell: A few comics feature Valoran High's take on it, [[BloodSport featuring Trundle with a giant bat and Syndra with telekenetic powers]].
* FoodFight: The second series of the comic begins with one that involves quite a menagerie of champions.
* HighSchool: The theme of the skin line. The {{Troperiffic}} fanmade webcomic takes this concept and rolls with it, [[HighSchoolAU transplanting a wide pool of champions to fit the environment]].
* HighSchoolSweethearts: The comic depicts -- [[CrackShip of all people]] -- Malzahar and Rek'Sai as this, [[SickeninglySweethearts who are so inseparable]] they even beat out [[OfficialCouple Xayah and Rakan]] as prom king and queen.
* HotTeacher: [[MsFanservice Headmistress Fiora]], originally just a {{Fanservice}}-y Halloween skin, but was retroactively placed into the Academy lore to make her the school's actual headmistress.
* {{Joshikousei}}: Ahri, though technically her uniform is more inspired by Korean fashion than Japanese.
* NewTransferStudent: The comic features ''[[EldritchAbomination Rek'Sai]]'' [[AdorableAbomination as one]], one who doesn't make a lot of friends except with [[SickeninglySweethearts Malzahar]].
* PrincelyYoungMan: Academy Vladimir definitely gives off this vibe, helped by his "extreme snobbery" and being able to hire other students to finish his exams and attend his classes.
* SchoolNurse: While not officially considered part of the Academy line, [[HospitalHottie Nurse Akali]] serves as one in the comic. Vlad deliberately tries to get injured [[HelloNurse just to see her]], [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor but after a few days, she gets replaced with Surgeon Shen instead]].
* SchoolPlay: The comic features [[MadArtist Jhin]] staging one [[DisasterDominoes which doesn't go well]], though not particularly for the reasons you'd expect when [[PsychoForHire Jhin]] is involved.
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[[folder:Arcade]]
An alternate timeline where [[TrappedInTVLand "players" have been forcibly dragged into the Arcade World]], an amalgamation of retro arcade games filled with an army of rogue bosses led by Final Boss Veigar. Joined by some of the "native" in-game protagonists, our heroes have joined in a fight to vanquish the evil Battle Bosses of the game-verse, and to stop Final Boss Veigar from giving the world a final Game Over.

->'''Champions in the Arcade line''': (Arcade) Ahri, Caitlyn, Corki, Ezreal, Hecarim, Kai'Sa, Miss Fortune, Riven, Sona, (Demacia Vice) Garen, Lucian\\
'''Champions in the Battle Boss line''': (Battle Boss) Blitzcrank, Brand, Malzahar, Qiyana, Yasuo, Ziggs, (Final Boss) Veigar
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* TheAce: Most of the players are listed as being exceptionally talented gamers: Ezreal is a world-record-holding speedrunner, Miss Fortune has top scores in every ShootEmUp in existence, Sona beat Keyboard Solo 4's ultra solo mode on nightmare difficulty (which the devs admitted ''should not be possible''), and Ahri owns a 6-million-point score in the NintendoHard beat-em-up "Demacia Vice," earning her the title of "Queen of the Arcade." [[TheTeamNormal The only exception is Riven]], who's listed as a simple part-time arcade worker who plays dance simulators after hours, [[BadassNormal but that doesn't stop her from kicking ass like the rest]].
* AdaptationalHeroism: Unlike his canonical counterpart, Arcade Hecarim is the protagonist of a surprise fan-favorite 1978 arcade game, and joins the party as a hero.
* AdaptationalVillainy: By contrast, Blitzcrank and Ziggs are of the villainous Battle Bosses, and were even bosses in their native games before they were summoned by Veigar. Yasuo ''used'' to be the protagonist of his respective game, [[TheCorruption but was corrupted by Veigar]] [[FaceHeelTurn into becoming one of his servants]].
* ArcadeSounds: Naturally present in all the in-game skins.
* BigBad: Final Boss Veigar, [[TheNapoleon no pun intended]]. Originally "a mini-boss with a Napoleon complex," he managed to rip into the code of Arcade World to assemble an army of bosses to TakeOverTheWorld.
* TheChosenMany: Miss Fortune, Riven, and Sona were the first "real players" to arrive in the Arcade World, and have been dubbed the Holy Gaming Trinity, [[ChromaticArrangement the Goddesses of RGB]] destined to save the game.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: The in-universe fourth wall, thankfully. Much of the current mess started with Veigar uncovering the ability to mess with the game's code and TakeOverTheWorld, forcing the real players and other characters to stop him and his bosses on his own turf.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Veigar and Qiyana started off as a mini-boss and an NPC respectively, and have since grown to becoming major separate threats, each with aspirations of [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]].
* GamerChick: Of all the "real" players in the line, four out of five of them are women, all well-versed in gaming.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Ezreal, and presumably the other players, were forcibly transported into Arcade World by Veigar himself. Considering how they're champions, {{Challenge Gamer}}s and {{Speedrun}}ners in the real world, Veigar has likely made a terrible mistake.
* NoticeThis: Amusingly {{Parodied|Trope}} ''and'' played straight simultaneously with Arcade Caitlyn's ''Headshot'' indicator. In place of the usual visual indicator, the skin replaces it with a retro finger cursor pointing at enemies to click for CriticalHit damage.
* {{Retraux}}: As the title implies, the line is heavily inspired by colorful retro UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame aesthetics, taking influence from classic [[ShootEmUp shoot 'em ups]], to [[EasternRPG JRPGs]] to {{Fighting Game}}s, to even {{Pinball}} machines.
* SmugSuper: Much like her canon self, Battle Boss Qiyana has a ridiculously haughty attitude, but has the threatening power level to warrant it.
-->'''Qiyana''': I hear this game has a beautiful amazingly talented boss at the end, and her name is Qiyana.
* ThatOneBoss[[invoked]]: In-universe, Battle Boss Blitzcrank has quite a reputation for his [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall cheap mechanics, powerful attacks, and a massive health pool.]] Appropriately, Final Boss Veigar put him as the gatekeeper of his personal fortress, because Veigar hates fun.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: The scenario for Ahri, Ezreal, Miss Fortune, Riven, and Sona, who are regular players [[TrappedInTVLand forcibly brought into the "Arcade World."]] In fact, all of the "native" heroes and bosses come from different games, mostly thanks to Final Boss Veigar [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou ripping into the code of Arcade World]] to bring them there.
* UnexpectedCharacter: 2019's Arcade line was initially teased on the PBE with Arcade Caitlyn, Arcade Kai'Sa, Battle Boss Qiyana and Battle Boss Yasuo, who remained on the PBE for several weeks before it they were properly promoted with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoqSJKqor6o "ULTRACOMBO" animation]]. At the very end of the trailer, Demacia Vice Garen and Lucian were unveiled, which while separate from this wave still showed there was more Arcade-relevant skins coming very soon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arclight]]
Once each millennium, an ancient, godlike entity of divine light descends from the heavens, choosing worthy warriors to be his will incarnate, to become immortal agents of the Arclight.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Arclight) Brand, Varus, Vayne, Vel'Koz, Yorick, (Justicar) Aatrox, Syndra
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* AdaptationalHeroism:
** Vel'Koz is portrayed as a literal divine {{God}} in this timeline, but one who bestows the power of the Arclight into his agents [[GodIsGood to fight the darkness of the world]].
** Varus is a not-quite-freed Darkin in canon but a holy warrior here.
** The Justicars are described as chiefs of the Arclight, embodiments of justice and order, but are represented by the villainous-in-canon Aatrox and Syndra.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Varus has darker skin and hair, especially compared to the extreme pallor of his canon appearance.
* TheChooserOfTheOne: In this line, Vel'Koz happens to be that "ancient, godlike entity of divine light" that [[TheChosenMany chooses those he deems worthy]] to be his agents.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** Arclight Varus, the first skin in the line, was originally based on his original lore (before it was updated to its current state since late 2017), canonically representing what he looked like after gaining power from The Pit and before it started [[TheCorruption corrupting him]]. With the inclusion of other skins in the line and skin descriptions, its plot has been completely changed.
** Similarly, prior to his 2018 VGU, Justicar Aatrox was meant to be an in-canon representation of how the armies he rallied together saw him. With his lore writing this element of his character out, the Justicar skin's setup was also changed.
* {{God}}: The unspeakably powerful yet sublime being of light energy is framed as this in the skinline's canon, and as it turns out, it's Arclight ''[[EldritchAbomination Vel'Koz]]''.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: These skins have white, gold, and [[HeavenlyBlue various blues]] predominant in their palettes.
* HolyHandGrenade: The Arclight's [[LightEmUp powers of divine light]] were bestowed upon by a transcendental being of legend and myth, one who appears every millennium from the heavens to choose a new agent.
* {{Immortality}}: Arclight Yorick is specifically described to have this as part of his powers, which is presumably the case with the others.
* LightEmUp: Right in the title, giving champions a very bright makeover. Also crosses with HolyHandGrenade.
* LightIsGood[=/=]LightIsNotGood: Zigzags these tropes. While these characters are meant to serve Good, they can also be [[BlueAndOrangeMorality amoral]] or, as in the case of Brand, outright evil.
* VestigialEmpire: Yorick is described to once being a king before he was chosen by the Arclight, abandoning it to focus on enforcing the will of the divine. Unfortunately, he returned centuries later to find it having crumbled into ruins, and he took it with both sorrow and madness.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Thousands of years ago, Kegan Rodhe was the first to be chosen. The power eventually consumed the original man, leaving only his burning shell to walk the earth as Arclight Brand.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arctic Ops]]
A skin line taking place in an arctic, modern warfare setting, with soldiers of High Command decked out with specialized military technology.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Arctic Ops) Gragas, Kennen, Varus, (Arctic Warfare) Caitlyn, (Northern Front) Swain, (Northern Storm) Volibear
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Gragas is constantly covered up by a hermetically sealed arctic combat suit and mask, and is a mystery to everyone except High Command's Research and Development labs. While physically he appears to be a very large man, he seems to be powered by the cold mixture of chemicals he's carrying around.
* ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge: Publicly, High Command views {{Ninja}}s as a joke from a medieval age, but as it turns out, Kennen is secretly one of their operatives, deployed in hot zones of the deep arctic alongside his deadly ninja skills.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Much like his canonical counterpart, Northern Front Swain prefers to fight before they bring out the armed helicarriers, shocktroopers, and mecha. When High Command's Grand General is around, they don't have to.
* BearsAreBadNews:
** Volibear is in this line, so it's a given. As it turns out, having a giant soldier who's immune to the cold and capable of ripping through entire regiments of armored soldiers is incredibly valuable in the arctic.
** Weirdly, despite being based on Cold War-era USSR military concepts, Bear Cavalry Sejuani is not counted as part of the skin line.
* ColdSniper: Arctic Warfare Caitlyn and Arctic Ops Varus bring their [[TheStoic stoic]] efficiency with their respective sniper rifle and bow and arrow to the Arctic front, making this trope [[LiteralMetaphor a bit more literal in the process]].
* WinterWarfare: The theme of the skin line, with lots of modernized weaponry and winter combat uniforms for everyone! Splash arts also emphasize this by having things like tanks and high-tech military facilities all covered in constant snow.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Battle Academia]]
A line taking place in a highly shounen-inspired world of the God-Weapons, with the Durandal God-Weapon Academy raising its many students into becoming the next generation of superheroes.\\

->'''Champions in the line''': (Battle Academia) Ezreal, Jayce, Katarina, Lux, (Battle Professor) Graves, (Battle Principal) Yuumi
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* AcademyOfAdventure: The main setting is the prestigious Durandal God-Weapon Academy, [[SuperheroSchool raising its students to be the next generation of superheroes]].
* {{Adorkable}}: While the canon version of Ezreal already had some of this in him, [[UpToEleven Battle Academia Ezreal completely amplifies it to hilariously endearing extremes]], possibly helped by [[StylisticSuck his oddly stilted and dramatic]] yet earnest new voiceover.
* {{Animesque}}: The line somehow potentially revels in this concept ''[[UpToEleven even more]]'' than the [[MagicalGirl Star Guardian]] line, with this one more inspired by [[ShonenDemographic shonen media]], the most obvious being ''Franchise/MyHeroAcademia''.
* ApatheticTeacher[=/=]CoolTeacher: Professor Graves zigzags between the two a lot. On one hand, he's a wise ex-soldier who served in the Durandal military with decades worth of knowledge behind him, [[SecretKeeper including discovering something important but secret behind enemy lines]]. On the other, [[ChildHater he doesn't actually like kids]] ''or'' teaching and only reluctantly became a professor after the God-Weapon itself offered him a position, and has a very salty, dispassionate, and [[CigarChomper cigar-chomping]] way of teaching. On yet ''another'' hand, he's still viewed with respect and authority despite all of this, and Ezreal doesn't seem to notice or care about Graves' more negative qualities.
* BookDumb: It's all but explicitly stated that Ezreal isn't the most stellar student, both in terms of controlling his newfound powers to [[LateForSchool his attendance]].
-->'''Ezreal''': This better not make me late for class. I've got 12 tardies and we're only 10 days into the semester!
* CanonWelding:
** Battle Academia Ezreal claims that Star Guardian is a comic series in his world, but when pitted against a champion with a Star Guardian skin, [[AmbiguousSituation he admits that he's unsure if they're actually real or not]].
** While not officially merged as of the line's release, [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1123335034708979712 Riot has announced plans to potentially merge Battle Academia with]] [[HighSchoolAU the Academy line]] at some point in the future.
* CallingYourAttacks: Ezreal [[DiscussedTrope actively discusses this to himself]], constantly thinking of a cool name for his super-attacks. When his ultimate is fully leveled up, he finally settles on calling it "[[RedIsHeroic Crimson Cobalt]]".
-->'''Ezreal''': ''Crimson Dynami''--no, not that. ''Crimson Ruin''? Ugh, I suck at naming attacks!
* CuteWitch: Lux is in the line, and she's just as upbeat, bubbly, and skilled with magic as ever. While she's still a freshman in the Sorcery Club, she seems to wield an inexplicably tremendous amount of power even the Academy's senior staff can't explain.
* TheDreaded:
** [[KnifeNut Katarina]] is a lone top member of the Assassin Club -- the only club where ''lethal force'' is potentially allowable -- is feared by nearly everybody in the school. Ezreal is especially fearful around her; if he does manage to best her in battle, he immediately assumes that she's holding back and intentionally letting him win.
** [[KillerRabbit Yuumi]] is also approached with trepidation despite her being a cat, not simply because she can be ridiculously destructive, but even worse -- she's the principal.
--->'''Ezreal''': ''(killing Battle Academia Yuumi)'' I'm sorry, Principal Yuumi! Please don't destroy [[NoodleIncident another dormitory!]]
* HeroesWantRedHeads: We don't know exactly why they got together, but Lux is given red hair in this line and she's currently dating [[TheHero Ezreal]].
* GadgeteerGenius: Jayce in this universe is a prestigious 2nd year [[StudentCouncilPresident class president]], head of the Luminosity Club, ''and'' a prodigious inventor of miraculous Jayce-branded technologies. It's implied that [[BrokenAce his desire to be one of these is to prevent a kind of tragedy that he experienced in his youth, one which he doesn't speak of but still affects him]].
* IntellectualAnimal: Yuumi is [[CuteKitten a magical housecat]] and also ''principal of the Academy''. While her position is temporary -- she's just filling in ever since the original principals mysteriously disappeared -- she is nonetheless [[KillerRabbit a very capable mage who can potentially unleash apocalyptic levels of energy]] [[{{Bathos}} while perched on]] [[HeadPet a terrified student's head]].
* JapaneseSchoolClub: They may not specifically be in Japan, but the various clubs at Durandal Academy are obviously based on them, including the Battle Club (home to [[TheHero Ezreal]]), Luminary Club (for [[GadgeteerGenius Jayce]]), Sorcery Club (for [[CuteWitch Lux]]), and ''[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Assassin Club]]'' (for [[KnifeNut Katarina]]), and just like the archetype, SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness -- the Assassin Club grants Kat the right to ''[[BlackComedy potentially kill opponents in school-sanctioned duels]]''.
* LivingWeapon: [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1128859144767676418 As explained by Rioters]], God-Weapons of the Academy's namesake are titanic, sentient weapons which dot the landscape of the world, and are so ancient that civilizations were originally built around them. [[WhatsUpKingDude Apparently they're also accessible to a degree]], as it directly offered [[ApatheticTeacher Graves]] a professor position that he felt obligated to take up.
* OfficialCouple: After [[ShipTease multiple instances of Ezreal and Lux's relationship being]] [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] with varying amounts of canonicity, the two in this universe are ''finally'' officially dating, although [[TheILoveYouStigma Ez is still very nervous about using the L-word]].
-->'''Ezreal''': ''(encountering an enemy Lux)'' [[OhCrap I'm sparring with Lux!? Wh—what do I do? Do I have to fight her?! We have a date later!]]
* RedIsHeroic: Ezreal gets a mostly red and black costume and powers manifesting as red, black, and white energy, and is the closest the line has to a main protagonist.
* SpeedStripes: While using her ultimate, Katarina has several manga-esque speed lines rushing around the corners of the screen.
* StockShonenHero: Ezreal is a {{Troperiffic}} love letter to the archetype; a HotBlooded, BookDumb [[{{Bishounen}} bishie]] [[ShonenHair with crazy hair]] who discovered he had TheGift and is presently enrolled in [[AcademyOfAdventure Durandal God-Weapon Academy]], [[ThePowerOfFriendship making friends]] and [[{{Determinator}} striving]] [[ToBeAMaster to be the greatest there ever was]]. Even his dialogue is effectively a laundry list of stock shonen hero quotes.
* StylisticSuck: Battle Academia Ezreal's dialogue and delivery appears to be inspired by stereotypically "bad" anime dubs, like it was originally Japanese but then localized into English... in a rush. As a result, he sounds a lot more stilted and oddly exaggerated when compared to his usual self, though not quite enough to be [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny technically]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation incorrect]].
-->''"Wow, Jayce is so strong! One day, I know I'll catch up to him!"''\\
''"I'll graduate from the academy and protect everybody!"''\\
''"Whoops! Guess I got a little careless. I better stop messing around."''
* SuperMode: In another anime reference, Battle Academia Ezreal visibly changes as his ''Rising Spell Force'' passive powers up[[note]]Notably, it's his only skin that does[[/note]], giving him additional BattleAura and [[PowerDyesYourHair increasingly brightening up his hair]] like a [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]].
* SuperheroSchool: The theme the line is based around, heavily inspired by ''Franchise/MyHeroAcademia''.
* ToastOfTardiness: Ezreal, Lux, Katarina, and Graves run with toast in their mouths during their "hasted" animations running from base (in addition, Katarina is reading a book while running and Graves carries a huge stack of textbooks with him). [[{{Troperiffic}} Because]] [[{{Animesque}} anime]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Surprisingly not as omnipresent as you'd expect from [[{{Troperiffic}} this line]], though it's still present with Katarina and her bright pink hair and Lux with her bright peach-orange hair ([[LampshadeHanging which the dev team themselves]] [[https://twitter.com/neolexical/status/1126082398666412032 requested as a "bad hair color"]]).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Battlecast]]
In an alternate-universe version of Runeterra, Viktor went the extra mile, leading his Glorious Evolution down a more warlike path. Using his genius, he captured terrifying creatures, some from the Void and some native, and used them as "biological templates" to create powerful death machines fueled by dark Hextech.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Creator) Viktor, (Battlecast Alpha) Skarner, (Battlecast Prime) Cho'Gath, (Battlecast) Urgot, Kog'Maw, Vel'Koz, Xerath, (Resistance) Illaoi, Caitlyn
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Illaoi is mostly portrayed as mostly neutral (if chaotic) in canon, but in this line, she's an unambiguous hero who fights for LaResistance.
* CanonWelding: A bit of an odd example: Resistance Illaoi was originally pitched in development as "Battlecast Illaoi," but changed names partway in development to reflect a LaResistance added into the Battlecast universe. As a result, the similarly-named Resistance Caitlyn (a skin released ''seven years'' prior) was also merged into the lore.
* CrushKillDestroy: Frequently uttered by the ones with unique voice lines.
* EarlyBirdCameo:
** Battlecast Alpha Skarner was featured as [[https://i.imgur.com/pwRU4.png a background silhouette in Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath's splash art]] a full three years before his official release, as well [[https://imgur.com/hcdcq as hinted through text in a separate teaser.]]
** Battlecast Kog'Maw was also teased in the same teaser, with "MAW" being present alongside the Skarner example above and already-available skins like "XER"/Xerath and "URG"/Urgot (there's also "ANI", which is speculated to stand for Anivia, but so far there hasn't been confirmation of a Battlecast skin for her).
* EasterEgg: When normal Skarner stands in a brush for long enough, he'll say, "Skar-Skar-Skarner!" as a reference to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. Battlecast Alpha Skarner will do the same thing as his joke, before correcting himself.
--> [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/c/c9/SkarnerBattlecastAlpha.joke02.ogg/revision/latest?cb=20141105025052 Skar-Skar-Skarrnerr.. Rebooting system.]]
* EatingMachine: Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath, who still has the canonical Cho'Gath's appetite for ''[[ExtremeOmnivore everything]]'', including civilians attempting to defy conversion.
* EnergyBeings: Battlecast Xerath units are Viktor's attempts to create a machine capable of a human soul. As its skin description states, however, Xerath units are twisted and unstable plasma monstrosities trapped in metal cages of psychic energy.
* HumongousMecha: Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath, the Battlecast most predisposed to combat.
* KillerRobot: All of the characters are fueled by their emotionless desire to eradicate anything biological.
* LaResistance: There exists a human uprising against these mecha monstrosities, joined by Illaoi and Caitlyn.
* MadScientist:
** Creator Viktor, who made all of the Battlecast skins, finally achieving his Glorious Evolution.
** Battlecast Vel'Koz is supposed to be a supplementary to Viktor, an artificial version of this trope that analyzes enemies and marks them for Skarner to apprehend.
* OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Battlecast Xerath. He's significantly less machine than the others, only sporting a machine-looking mask with the rest of his body being red energy. It's been admitted that he was made before the skin line was truly fleshed out, so he's a little bit out of place.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Noticeably different from other Hextech, distinguished by their dark metal frames, glowing red lights, and the black smoke coming from their exhaust pipes.
* RobotSoldier: Battlecast Urgot is supposed to be a template for these, but he's the only one of his kind so far.
* SuperPrototype: Battlecast Alpha Skarner. He's the first of Viktor's army, and he is perhaps the only one not expressly designed only to kill; instead, he incapacitates them (Perhaps dismembering them with his chainsaws) before dragging them to Viktor to be experimented on. This is emphasized by Skarner's ultimate ability which drags enemies along with him. It's also shown by his appearance seeming more 'dated', but the 'Super' part is emphasized by his VO being more advanced than simply CrushKillDestroy, which the others often are.
--> '''Skarner''', when ulting: [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/6/63/SkarnerBattlecastAlpha.R3.ogg/revision/latest?cb=20141105025247 YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN.]]
* UnwillingRoboticisation: Unlike canon!Viktor's current iteration, Creator Viktor's Glorious Evolution is ''not'' voluntary. Illaoi was the subject of a failed conversion, and she uses her newfound powers to fight alongside the rest of the human resistance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Blood Moon]]
Ionia is a strange place in Runeterra, filled with magic. Once a year, it's host to the Blood Moon, a night where the moon is crimson and demons roam freely throughout the mortal world. These masked demons, the Cultists of the Blood Moon, have little purpose beyond shedding as much blood as they can for the dark harvest.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Blood Moon) Aatrox, Akali, Diana, Elise, Evelynn, Jhin, Kalista, Kennen, Pyke, Shen, Sivir, Talon, Thresh, Twisted Fate, Yasuo, Zilean
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* AdaptationalVillainy: No matter their alignment in canon, every champion in the line is amoral at best, with most being openly evil.
* CoolMask: Nearly every champion in the line gets a cool mask inspired by Japanese {{Oni}}. [[MaskOfPower They're also cursed]]. Even though Akali doesn't wear one on her face, she still keeps one pushed up on her head.
* DemonicPossession: The indoctrination of normal humans into the Blood Moon cult is depicted as a combination of this and TheCorruption, with cultist rituals merging the demonic powers of the Blood Moon into human vessels.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the original lore, Shen and Akali weren't actually Blood Moon demons themselves, but actors in a play that depicted the Blood Moon festival. Both were eventually redesigned with their overall respective [=VGUs=] to better fit the theme.
* HungryWeapon: Blood Moon Yasuo, Sivir, and Aatrox have weapons that crave blood and influence their wielders' minds toward violence so they can drink their fill. Apparently Yasuo and Aatrox didn't need much of a push.
* {{Lunacy}}: These champions represent demons released by the Ionian Blood Moon.
* MadArtist: Jhin is depicted as a "Blood Calligrapher" demon who paints with his gun. His spell effects are themed after paint, and he makes his victims explode in a shower of ink.
* ShipTease: Blood Moon Evelynn is still described as a seduction demon, and [[http://www.leagueoflegends.co.kr/upload/EditorImages/20180420112526_NKfkPcME.jpg in her splash art]], she's holding the hands of what appears to be [[https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Wy9vHnb7aK4/WIe2gLUsdEI/AAAAAAAAcpA/3KXp4rWE-54zLgahUwfPFHPu-GoJZ2v0ACLcB/s1600/TwistedFate_Splash_10.jpg Blood Moon Twisted Fate]] (note the roped armguards), referencing their (now non-canon) ship in the normal timeline.
* TricksterArchetype: Twisted Fate, the leader of the Blood Moon cult, is referred to as a Trickster Demon, one who deals death through his deck of cards with spirits trapped inside them. Despite the title, Ionians dispute whether he's actually a demon from the spirit world, or simply a mortal in a mask who has amassed great power.
* {{Wutai}}: These demons have their roots in Ionian legends. Outsiders like Blood Moon Elise, Kalista, and Thresh represent how Ionians see them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Burning Tides]]
Bilgewater, one of the most infamous {{Wretched Hive}}s in all of Runeterra, is home to all sorts of unscrupulous outlaws and ruthless marauders trying to seize various opportunities of power, one with all sorts of local folklore and cutthroat culture. The skin line has two divisions: one representing Bilgewater champions with their canonical appearances at certain points in time, and another more loosely inspired by Bilgewater's nautical aesthetics and culture.
->'''Champions in the canonical line''': (Captain) Gangplank, Miss Fortune, (Cutthroat) Graves, (Cutpurse) Twisted Fate\\
'''Champions in the alternate Bilgewater line''': (Sea Hunter) Aatrox, (Dark Waters) Diana, Vladimir, (Fiddle Me Timbers) Fiddlesticks, (Rogue Admiral) Garen, (Ironside) Malphite, (Bilgewater) Katarina, Swain, (Corsair) Quinn, (Bilgerat) Rumble, (Pirate) Ryze, (Buccaneer) Tristana, (Kingpin) Twitch
----
* TheCaptain:
** Captain Gangplank represents Gangplank's appearance and personality prior to Miss Fortune's assassination attempt on his life.
** Captain Fortune represents Miss Fortune in present actuality, when she's commanding her ship and not keeping up a flirtatious and cordial visage.
* CoolShip: Ironside Malphite is a giant golem of wood and steel built from the hull of a legendary gunship.
* DefectorFromDecadence:
** In the non-canon Bilgewater, [[FourStarBadass Admiral]] Garen is apparently no longer a part of Demacia, becoming a ruthless adversary in the process. He frequently [[DecapitationPresentation sends back the heads]] of those who challenge him back to Demacian naval authorities.
** According to its skin description, Bilgewater Swain represents him if he were to become tired of his rule in Noxus, instead taking to the seas around Bilgewater for plunder and souls on his flagship, the Beatrice.
* TheFundamentalist: The local religion surrounding Nagakabouros ([[IHaveManyNames also known as]] Mother Serpent, The Bearded Lady, and more) shows up as the basis for Dark Waters Diana, once an extremist for the Order of the Mother Serpent, now a mercenary for her unnamed employer.
* HunterOfMonsters: Bilgewater is filled with hunters test their luck trying to fight the various local {{Sea Monster}}s for profit, but Sea Hunter Aatrox is considered among the best monster [[BountyHunter bounty hunters]] in the business, despite resembling a threatening [[FishPeople fish man]] himself.
* {{Pirate}}: Gangplank, Miss Fortune, Graves, and Twisted Fate are/were canonically pirates, but most of the other champions get additional non-canon makeovers to get in on the action.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Cutpurse Twisted Fate and Cutthroat Graves (representing their younger selves as members of Gangplank's crew) share a splash, with both of their skin blurbs listing them as bumbling mercenary partners for hire.
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: Bilgewater is heavily inspired by this style, so naturally, all of its skins take at least some inspiration from it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cops and Robbers]]
Step aside, criminals, because there's new lawbringers roaming the streets! Taking place in an alternate Piltover, this theme contains modernized police and riot officers, robbers, the mafia, and secret agents.\\
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The line is featured in the Riot-endorsed fan-made webcomic, "Punches and Plants: A Piltover Police Story", currently with [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/punches-and-plants two]] [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/punches-and-plants-piltover-police-story-2 seasons]].
->'''Champions in the General Cops and Robbers line''': (Officer) Caitlyn, Vi, (Constable) Trundle, (Captain) Volibear, (Safecracker) Evelynn, (Pickpocket) Twitch\\
'''Champions in the Crime City line''': (Mafia) Braum, Graves, Jinx, Miss Fortune, (Gragas Esq.) Gragas, (Gangster) Twitch, (Knockout) Lee Sin\\
'''Champions in the Riot line''': (Riot) Blitzcrank, Graves, Kayle, (Riot K-9) Nasus, (Riot Squad) Singed, (Riot Girl) Tristana\\
'''Champions in the Secret Agent line''': (Secret Agent) Miss Fortune, Xin Zhao
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* AmoralAttorney: Gragas Esq., who's managed to divert the police and court personnel from the [[MobWar mafia wars]] [[DirtyCop by paying them off and offering them the finest prohibited goods he has access to]].
* BlatantBurglar: Pickpocket Twitch, complete with the typical black flatcap, DominoMask, shirt, and a ThiefBag. For bonus points, his [[YouDirtyRat rat-based]] design is swapped out for a [[RascallyRaccoon raccoon-based]] one.
* BodyguardingABadass: "Bank Vault" Braum serves as the already-capable Mafia Miss Fortune's "body man," being both a [[PunchClockVillain surprisingly pleasant gentleman]] and [[SuperStrength able to rip out a maximum-security vault door with his bare hands]]. He also comes with his own cadre of [[KillerRabbit gun-toting poros]].
* BoxingBattler: Knockout Lee Sin is counted as part of the Mafia line, making a name for himself in the underground circuit, now serving as a [[HiredGuns "problem-solver"]] to the kingpins in need with money to spare.
* BuddyCopShow: "Punches and Plants" primarily focuses on the escapades of Officer Vi and Zyra (Vi's usual [[BashBrothers partner-in-crimefighting Caitlyn]] now being their superior officer) and their quest to foil the mafia's sword-stealing schemes.
* CanonForeigner: Within the comic, Zyra becomes one of the main characters despite not having a representative skin in the official line. Quinn, Lucian, and Ziggs have also become a part of the force.
* CoolBike: Officer Vi is sitting on a spiffy police motorbike in her splash.
* CoolShades: A featured in nearly all the Officers and Riot Police skins sans Tristana (Vi also has them, but she keeps them on her head). Safecracker Evelynn also gets some stylish red-tinted glasses.
* DonutMessWithACop:
** Officer Vi is munching on a donut in her splash, with [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Caitlyn standing in the background, having just gotten a box for more]].
** [[https://oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/store/sales/heist-begins-double-ip-weekend Captain Volibear and Constable Trundle's promotional article]] states that they're on the case to find the thieves responsible for a vault robbery, and have "promised to have these thieves thrown in the slammer [[BaitAndSwitch just as soon as they finish their donuts]]. [[SkewedPriorities And find them]]. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint That’s important, too.]]"
* {{Fanservice}}: Officer Caitlyn and Vi are depicted as being ''[[FairCop much]]'' [[FairCop more attractive than their default outfits]], especially with the former's much more scantily-clad, [[BareYourMidriff midriff-barring]] outfit.
* LawmanBaton: Constable Trundle, Riot Kayle, and Riot K-9 Nasus trade in their weapons for giant nightsticks, with Kayle's being ''electrified''.
* MobWar: The theme of the Crime City subseries is surrounding the conflict between gangs led by Miss Fortune, Graves, and Twitch, with fancy suits, {{Nice Hat}}s, and Tommy guns (or in the case of Jinx, [[SenselessViolins a violin case]] [[MoreDakka with a gatling gun]]) all around!
* TheMole: Early in the comic, Twitch reveals during interrogation that the elusive "MG" is someone in their own force. Vi and Zyra's initial suspicion is '''M'''alcolm '''G'''raves, [[RedHerring but that quickly turns out to be a dud]]. [[spoiler:It's actually [[BrainwashedAndCrazy a tampered]] Blitzcrank going by the name "'''M'''ega '''G'''oatee." At the very end, [[ReverseMole Mafia Miss Fortune is also revealed to have been an agent for the cops]]]].
* MyLittlePanzer: How is "MG" stopped at the end of the first series? With an {{EMP}}-generating, limited-edition "Hacker" Poro keychain, which is also revealed to be able to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy tamper and hack into robots]]. This is followed up on in Series 2, with Vi and Zyra investigating why they can do this, especially since their developer, Hextech Annie, denies them being anything more than simple keychains. [[spoiler:She's lying]].
* PoliceAreUseless:
** Volibear and Trundle are... not that great at their jobs, despite respectively being a captain and constable. Their attempts to find the robbers result in them staking out the completely wrong address, accidentally wiretapping themselves, and trying to tail suspicious individuals ''while in full uniform''. They only manage to catch Twitch and Evelynn after ''accidentally'' dropping a pink ward during hide and seek that managed to detect them... only to get distracted while collecting their loot, [[HereWeGoAgain allowing their suspects to escape under their noses]].
** In the comic, Vi and Zyra seem to be the only officers doing actual investigative work, with everyone else on the force being depicted as passive or goofing off. [[SubvertedTrope They do, however, spring into action when a dangerous crisis breaks out]].
* PrinceAndPauper: In the comic, Mafia Jinx and ''Queen Ashe'' swap identities for a night during a Freljord museum exhibition, allowing Ashe to take some time off. Apparently, [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter she didn't consider what Jinx would end up doing]] [[StuffBlowingUp once she was in the museum in her place]].
* RuleOfCool[=/=]RuleOfFunny: While every skin uses one of these, the base Officer skin line relies on typical action movie tropes, police stereotypes, and {{Fanservice}} as opposed to the more serious Riot Police line.
* SpyCatsuit: Safecracker Evelynn is [[TheVamp Evelynn]] as a burglar, so no surprises here.
* SWATTeam: The Riot line is equipped with fancy riot control gear.
* TuxedoAndMartini: The Secret Agent skins are based on this style of SpyFiction, with Miss Fortune getting a classy [[TheChanteuse lounge singer]]/FemmeFatale makeover, and Xin Zhao getting [[BadassInANiceSuit a badass suit]] and Mark VII "utili-spear" (which is equipped with communication and palmprint ID tech, lockpicks, and gank-coordinators, is somehow capable of folding up into a suitcase, [[BoringButPractical but is mostly used for stabbing]]).
* UnflinchingWalk:
** Captain Volibear and Constable Trundle are walking away from a massive explosion in their splash.
** The final panel of the first season has Vi and Zyra heading off the scene [[InvokedTrope by setting off one of Jinx's leftover mines]] [[PlayedForLaughs as the rest of the force gets caught in the explosion]]. [[RuleOfCool Shades included]].
--->'''Zyra''': Where did the sun go?\\
'''Vi''': Just keep walking.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Culinary Masters]]
This skin line depicts champions as masters of cuisine in the titular [[CookingShow cooking competition show]], each specializing in a different form of delicious delicacies that'll titillate your tastebuds. And if you don't like the food, they'll kill you. So there's that.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Sashimi) Akali, (Birdio) Galio, (Barbecue) Leona, (Sinful Succulence) Morgana, (Butcher) Olaf, (Baker) Pantheon, (Pizza Delivery) Sivir, (Master Chef) Tahm Kench
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* TheAce: If anyone proves they can be this as a pizza delivery girl, it's Sivir, deemed the fastest on the planet, winner of nine consecutive corporate awards, and having never recieved a single complaint since online reviews were invented.
* AscendedMeme:
** Pantheon always wanted to be a baker since his release. Now he can be one!
** Pizza Delivery Sivir is a concept going [[http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=351202&highlight=pizza+delivery+sivir all the way back from 2010]], [[http://www.surrenderat20.net/2013/09/pax-prime-monday-art-demo-pizza.html and it was officially teased in concept art in a 2013 PAX Prime panel]]. It's unclear what took them so long given the almost legendary memetic status it reached, [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell but it finally came to be in 2018]].
* TheCameo: [[TheRival Pizza Delivery Sivir and Birdio]] are featured in each others' splash arts. In Birdio's splash, Academy Ahri is standing near their high-speed race, while Sivir's splash art features Surprise Party Amumu to the side, as well as [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Annie walking Pug'Maw in the background]].
* ChefOfIron: Goes without saying, applying to pretty much everyone.
* CookingShow: The conceit of the line is inspired by such competition cooking shows like ''Series/MasterChef''. Most of the skin descriptions for the line are written in the style of a typical [[LargeHam hamtastic]] introduction for each of the champions.
* CoolBike: Pizza Delivery Sivir has a motorbike with her in every splash art she's in, and she also rides off with it in-game with her recall.
* EdibleBludgeon: Some of them use these.
* ExoticEntree: Tahm Kench is boiling writhing tentacles. And he has a poro in a cage, presumably to boil later.
* FoodFight: A number of them use food as weapons.
* GoofySuit: ''[[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RRc10-JqlHo/WqBZL5lIAJI/AAAAAAAA6sA/fqixjZmUbwQznhniq_S4ZJdu-OGo4BpQgCLcBGAs/s1600/23a01509cf966187.jpg Birdio]].'' Strangely enough, [[BunnyEarsLawyer he's actually a regional manager and salesman of the year of one of the world's largest chicken restaurants, and is quite proud of his work]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Some characters use various kitchen items that could be plausibly dangerous, including Barbecue Leona's barbecue fork, but then others use literal food, such as Pantheon using a giant bread loaf for a shield. Some characters [[DualWielding do both]], with Butcher Olaf wielding both a meat tenderizer and an axe-shaped steak, and Sashimi Akali using an oversized sushi knife and a giant crab leg.
* LethalChef: All of them in the more literal sense, but Morgana is such an inept baker that the sole gingerbread man not burnt to a crisp on the tray has stood up and is making a run for it.
* TheRival: Birdio and Pizza Delivery Sivir have a well-documented viscious rivalry over who's the better employee for their respective companies. They can be seen racing against each other in their respective splash arts.
* SupremeChef: Implied by Master Chef Tahm Kench, the leader of the band. Although he does use some [[ExoticEntree unusual ingredients.]]
* ThisBananaIsArmed: Don't look at Butcher Olaf like that. He doesn't need a cleaver to chop you to pieces, he'll just use the steak.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Day Job]]
A loose series of alternate versions of champions, representing them if they were in some kind of casual day job.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Matador) Alistar, (Boom Boom) Blitzcrank, (Corporate) Mundo, (Primetime) Draven, (Fisherman) Fizz, (Sailor) Gangplank, (Hazmat) Heimerdinger, (Forecast) Janna, (Angler) Jax, (Prestigious) [=LeBlanc=], (Lumberjack) Sion, (Firefighter) Tristana, (Lil' Slugger) Trundle, (Black Belt) Udyr, (Groovy) Zilean
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* TheArtifact:
** [[WeatherReport Forecast Janna's]] contains a minor one, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall with one voice line expecting "a spawn of dragons every 6 minutes today."]] As of patch 8.23, dragon respawn times have been reduced to every 5 minutes.
** [[BatterUp Lil' Slugger Trundle's title]] originated from before his visual overhaul, where he was much more of a PintSizedPowerhouse instead of a hulking brute. While you could go the IronicName route, his lore blurb rectified this by stating he joined a little league team after he was rejected from other minor/major leagues, [[BlatantLies which he got past by claiming he was only 13.]]
* BoxingBattler: Boom Boom Blitzcrank is styled after a boxer, complete with gloves to deliver a mean uppercut to those he gets his hands on.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Corporate Mundo was used early on in the game's life to [[http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2336703 announce various sales]], and as you can imagine, he's not particularity nice. Not only are his business practices pretty corrupt -- he once laid off a bunch of people from a company he acquired -- he also ''[[AxCrazy beat someone to death in the lobby]]''. [[BlackComedy Everyone just watched.]]
* GRatedStoner: Groovy Zilean has a... strange disposition from peering into the space-time continuum, and has taken up hobbies including hacky-sack, paying too much for pizza and tickets for awful music events, and running a New Age book store which is closed a lot of the time.
* LargeHamAnnouncer: Primetime Draven styles himself out of esports shoutcasters, [[BreakingTheFourthWall and actually casts himself for his in-game performance]].
--> ''(casting Whirling Death)'' "Hashtag--[=DravenBigPlay=]!"
* MightyLumberjack: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lumberjack Sion]]. [[ShoutOut He's a lumberjack]] [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus and he's okay]].
* StageMagician: Prestigious [=LeBlanc=]. She's currently the subject of an international manhunt [[MagiciansAreWizards after she made a jet liner of passengers disappear and never brought them back]].
* WeatherReport: Forecast Janna styles her after a weather reporter in both appearance and personality. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Her being on the battlefield is just another day in the job]].
--> ''"Five day forecast: sunshine, rainbows, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and bloodshed]]!"''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Demonic]]
A skin line set in a hellish realm, detailing the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent various denizens]] that either serve in the underworld, or rule over it.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Gatekeeper) Galio, (Little Devil) Teemo, (Little Demon) Tristana, (Demon) Vi
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* AscendedMeme: Little Devil Teemo is a huge reference to [[TheScrappy Teemo's longstanding reputation as]] [[FanNickname "Satan"]] [[ButtMonkey among the community]].[[invoked]]
* BigRedDevil:
** He's ironically not that big, but Little Devil Teemo otherwise evokes the design to a tee, complete with horns, {{Hellfire}}, hooved feet, and a pitchfork.
** Gatekeeper Galio, however, plays it straight as the one who judges all sinners and condemns them to their proper torment. Despite this, [[HorrifyingTheHorror he practically cowers in the presence of his master, Teemo.]]
* CanonWelding: With the Harrowing universe, as Little Devil Teemo's face can be seen in the cauldron smoke in Bewitching Morgana's splash art, and Little Demon Tristana is stated to have been a witch, implying she was once Bewitching Tristana.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Demon Vi is more attractive than cute, but Little Demon Tristana is straight up adorable. Little Devil Teemo qualifies as a RareMaleExample.
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: The inhabitants of Hell have varying ranks, which includes Dukes (Gatekeeper Galio), Queens (Little Demon Tristana), and Generals (Demon Vi), with Little Devil Teemo filling the role of {{Satan}}.
* DealWithTheDevil: A reoccurring theme in the descriptions is warning of the cost of summoning them. To wit:
** Summoning Gatekeeper Galio often ends in tragedy as the several hundred foot tall demon refuses to shrink down for mortals.
** Little Demon Tristana offers enticing contracts, but really desires to rain {{Hellfire}} upon the signatories, and the world.
** Demon Vi will only heed the summoning of a worthy opponent, but will turn on them at some point.
* TheDreaded: Little Devil Teemo.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Little Demon Tristana. Implied to have started out as Bewitching Morgana's [[CuteKitten white cat]] before [[HumanityEnsues being magically transformed into a humanoid]] CatGirl as Bewitching Tristana, who would go on to become a queen of Hell, ruling over the twin Aspects of Ruin and Woe and commanding a vast army of lesser demons.
* GeniusBonus: Gatekeeper Galio's judgements are all based off ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''. Whichever circle he says they'll go to corresponds with the mentioned sin:
** Minor not-really-sins like being naive (Poppy) and being "a weirdo tree hugger" (Ivern) get people into Circle One, which is for people who could not reach heaven on account of not being Christian, but were also not bad enough to deserve any of the other circles.
** [[TheVamp Ahri]] gets Circle Two, which punishes {{Lust}}.
** Graves gets Circle Three, whose [[CigarChomper smoking]] is punished as gluttony. He also considers [[EldritchAbomination Baron]] [[HorrorHunger Nashor]] as being worthy of the circle, and notes to [[DrunkenMaster Gragas]] that gluttons are punished with an eternity of eating themselves.
** [[YouDirtyRat Twitch]] and his "sneaking around" gets Circle Four, which punishes {{greed}}.
** [[BadassPreacher Illaoi]] gets Circle Six, which punishes heresy, aka worshiping false gods.
** [[BloodKnight Kled]] gets put into Circle Seven, for violence against neighbors. Galio also jokingly calls it "[[DeadlyEuphemism a pool party]]" -- it's actually a river of boiling blood.
** Circle Eight punishes fraud, with Garen getting a spot [[DisproportionateRetribution for wetting the bed and blaming it on Lux]], as well as [[SmugSuper Aurelion Sol]] for excessive {{pride}}. He also condemns nearby taunting enemies [[DeadpanSnarker for being "smartasses"]].
** Both Ashe and Sejuani get Circle Nine, which is reserved for traitors (and notably involves being frozen in ice), respectively for "[letting] your mom die" and committing {{Matricide}}.
* {{Hellfire}}: Present throughout the line through descriptions, gameplay, or splash art.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The main theme of the line, mostly of the "red skinned and horned humanoid" variety, although Little Devil Teemo is closer to classic "goatman" depiction of {{Satan}}, albeit with a tail.
* PlayingWithFire: Be it in splash art or gameplay, every champion has fire, specifically {{Hellfire}}, as part of their devilish designs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dragon World]]
A coalition of powerful Fighters and Trackers, the Dragonslayers fight to protect the world from the terrors of dragonkind. Adorned in armor crafted from the remains of the dead beasts, they roam the world in an eternal hunt for the ultimate prey. Their weapons are imbued with the fiery magic that dragons command, and their end goal is to protect the innocent people and destroy the evil spellweavers who command the draconic forces.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Dragonslayer) Braum, Jarvan IV, Pantheon, Vayne, Xin Zhao, (Dragon Trainer) Heimerdinger, Tristana, Lulu, (Dragon Knight) Mordekaiser, (Dragon Master) Swain, (Dragon Sorceress) Zyra (Dragon Oracle) Udyr
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* BadassTeacher: Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger treats his in-game performance as simple dragon training and/or light sparring, especially when up against other Dragon Trainers. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Slaying Dragon Knight Mordekaiser, Dragon Master Swain, and/or Dragon Sorceress Zyra]] is just a happy bonus.
-->''(after a pentakill)'' "Excellent work, class! Today, everyone graduates!"
* TheBeastmaster: The Dragon Trainers are aware that dragons ''should'' be humanity's nemeses, but have found that they're still beings [[FluffyTamer that can be tamed in their youth]], and indeed, [[BefriendingTheEnemy can be]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship befriended]].
* BladeOnAStick: Much like their normal skins, Pantheon, Jarvan, and Xin Zhao use spears to fight dragons.
* TheCorruption: Swain was formerly a Dragonslayer, but in a moment of hubris, he battled beneath the earth for the souls of ancient, long-dead wyrms, [[FaceHeelTurn only for them to overpower and corrupt him]].
* TheDragonslayer: The main theme. Most armor found on the Dragonslayers are made of the scales and bones of dead dragons.
-->'''Dragon Trainer Tristana''': [''gasp''] What are you wearing?!
* EasterEgg: In game, their auto attacks deal an additional 1 damage to the dragon. Not enough damage to actually make them OP compared to other skins, but a fun little interaction.
* EvilSorcerer:
** Dragon Sorceress Zyra commands dragons instead of plants, with purple dragon eggs replacing her usual seeds.
** Dragon Master Swain was formerly a great dragonslayer, but is now corrupted by the souls of the ancient wyrms, gaining powers as a slave to the monsters he once swore to destroy.
* FluffyTamer: The Dragon Trainers have newborn dragons to assist them, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter and they are adorable]]. More specifically, Pix is now a dragon accompanying Lulu, Tristana ''[[EquippableAlly is equipped with]]'' a dragon named Riggle, and Heimerdinger is able to summon several, and always has one named Pythagoras [[HeadPet resting on his head]].
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Swain actually wanted to use the powers of dragons against them, but became corrupted by it and became the Dragon Master he is.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Heimerdinger has these by the boatload, [[FluffyTamer summoning newborn dragons]] to serve [[TheTurretMaster as turrets]], explosive eggs that stun enemies on impact, and for his auto-attacks, Pythagoras chucks up bones and drumsticks for Heimerdinger to hurl at their enemies.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Yup. Dragonslayer Pantheon in particular runs with the trope, growing fiery dragon wings to jump with for his ultimate.
* LastOfHisKind: While "modern" ones are still around, Pantheon is described as the last of the ancient dragonslayers, one of the heroes who fought back after dragon fire initially consumed the world.
* LighterAndSofter: Despite taking place in the same universe, the Dragon Tamer line is this to the Dragonslayer and Dragon Master line, which frames dragons as much more sympathetically, [[FluffyTamer as well as adorably]]. Compare the "[[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-preview/rise-dragonslayers Rise of the Dragonslayers]]" to the "[[http://www.surrenderat20.net/2015/11/skin-teaser-dragon-trainers-field-guide.html Dragon Trainer's Field Guide]]" passages and you'll spot the immediate tone differences.
* NaturalWeapon: Dragon Oracle Udyr invokes his draconic masters to grow claws or harden his fists with scales.
* PlayingWithFire: The most elaborate ones feature fiery spell effects on their abilities.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Dragonslayer Pantheon gains giant, firey wings while using his ultimate.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Dragon Sorceress Zyra is purple in appearances, and her serpentine dragon minions are also purple, and spit purple flames. This is a contract to the heroic Dragonslayers, who all have normal fire on their abilities.
* {{Stripperific}}: Dragonslayer Vayne, whose armor has a CleavageWindow and BareYourMidriff.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eclipse]]
Long ago, an order of monastic knights slew the vile gods of the old world, using esoteric powers granted by the moon and sun. Now the world has grown dark and violent, as those selfsame deities prepare their return, challenged only by the light of the eclipse.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Solar Eclipse/Lunar Eclipse) Leona, (Coven) Camille, Lissandra, (Death Blossom) Elise, Kha'Zix, (Elderwood) Bard, Hecarim, [=LeBlanc=], (Dryad) Soraka, (Emerald) Taric
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Hecarim goes from being a ghastly slaughterer who swarms the world with the Black Mist in tow to being [[NatureSpirit a stalwart guardian of the forest]].
* CanonWelding: [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1059937795228270593 According to Word of God]], the Omen of the Dark universe is in-universe fiction within this universe, shared as storybook fables.
* ChivalricRomance: The line takes heavy inspiration from a fantasized take on this, with mortal knights taking up arms to combat the strange, natural wickedness of the world. To emphasize this, Leona's lore blurb and dialogue is in formal if dramatic [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Modern_English early Modern English]].
* TheCorruption: The growing influence of the Coven has been described as this, with its effects most seen in Veigar, one of the children of the Elderwood who was cursed with dangerous insanity.
* EldritchAbomination: The Old Gods -- the GreaterScopeVillain of the line, served by The Coven -- are described as having become this even after their bodies died and were buried by the Elderwood. Nocturne is among them -- he is the Eternal Nightmare, after all.
* TheFairFolk: While they've been severely cut down the present day, some of the Elderwood are of this sort. Among them are Soraka, a dryad who views humanity with benign curiosity, Ahri, a fair-skinned trickster spirit, Veigar, a cursed goblin child, and [=LeBlanc=], a sylvan who fought against the rising threat of the Coven, [[TheAssimilator stealing their lives, magic, and even name in the process]].
* FriendlyEnemy: While she doesn't have a representative skin nor a clearcut place in the Eclipse lore (yet), Diana is implied to be this to Leona, with [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou Leona being extremely reluctant to fight her, giving her the chance to leave]], [[AlasPoorVillain and expressing sincere remorse if she must bring her down]].
* LightEmUp: Regardless of whether it comes from [[ThePowerOfTheSun the sun]] or [[{{Lunacy}} the moon]], Leona wields this power with her sword and shield.
* ManEatingPlant: The Death Blossoms are a deceptive race of hunters hiding within great flower fields, lulling those entranced by their beauty before consuming them. Kha'Zix consumes souls for a chance at metamorphosis, while Elise feasts on the flesh of maidens seemingly for the hell of it.
* NatureSpirit: The Elderwood are specifically spirits of the forest, once being gentle and kind (consisting of [[TheFairFolk fae, sylvans, and dryads]]), but are now becoming far more protective after the rise of the Coven, who sought to abuse their power for dastardly intentions.
* ThePaladin:
** Eclipse Leona, a protector of humanity against the old, vile gods, wielding ThePowerOfTheSun or {{Lunacy}} depending on which skin's in use.
** There's also The Knights of the Emerald Chapel, led by Emerald Taric, who swore an oath to the forest to serve as their eternal guardians from invaders.
* PaletteSwap: Eclipse Leona is a Variant skin with two different purchasable forms: a dark orange [[ThePowerOfTheSun Solar Eclipse]] skin, and a bright silver [[{{Lunacy}} Lunar Eclipse]] skin, each gaining different particle effects and voice lines for their respective theme, with purchasing one making the other 45% cheaper. Reportedly, this came from Riot having a 50/50 split on deciding which form they wanted to develop, [[TakeAThirdOption so they developed both]] (which was also something they were concurrently experimenting with in the Star Guardian "Pajama Guardian" Variants).
* TimeAbyss: The time of the old gods is long gone, but Elderwood Bard is said to predate them and the entirety of the great forest, making him very likely a primordial being since the dawn of time.
* WhenTreesAttack: Elderwood Hecarim resembles a ''[[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]]'' tree centaur god of the forest, [[GentleGiant though he only serves as its guardian from the most wicked of humans]].
* WitchClassic: Coven Camille and Lissandra have elements of this, serving their ancient dead gods and spreading their old dark magics into the new world, and eagerly awaiting their inevitable return.
* YinYangBomb: As the name might imply, Eclipse Leona's usual [[LightEmUp light]] and [[ThePowerOfTheSun sun]]-based theme is infused with mixture of darkness. She even refers to her power as that of "the cold of the darklight."
-->'''Solar Eclipse Leona''': The sun is gone, but I am here.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Event Horizon]]
A mix of more cosmic-themed skins containing two distinct themes: The Cosmic entities of sublime love and children of the stars, bringing light and beauty to the emptiness of deep space, and beings of the Dark Star, corrupted spirits serving the Singularity to pull all existence into the inky, inescapable abyss.
->'''Champions in the Cosmic line''': (Cosmic Queen) Ashe, (Cosmic Reaver) Kassadin, (Cosmic Enchantress) Lulu, (Cosmic Blade) Master Yi, (Cosmic Dawn) Rakan, (Cosmic Dusk) Xayah, (Cosmic Defender) Xin Zhao\\
'''Champions in the Dark Star line''': (Dark Star) Thresh, Varus, Orianna, Kha'Zix, Jarvan IV, Cho'Gath, Karma, Shaco, (Dark Cosmic) Jhin
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* AboveGoodAndEvil: Jhin, a Cosmic entity having been partially corrupted by the Dark Star, has developed a unique and horrifyingly de/reconstructive vision beyond that of either parties, and as he believes they squander their potential in fulfilling it, he now serves neither.
-->''(to Galaxy Slayer Zed)'' "Killing galaxies, Zed? How... plainly derivative. Allow me to make you part of something greater..."
* AdaptationalVillainy: Jarvan has gone from being a mortal emperor (and in this line may or may not have been as heroic as he is in canon) to a force of universal destruction that is the Dark Star.
* ApocalypseHow: The Dark Star Corruptants are trying to bring a Class-Z instance of this.
* TheCorruption: All the dark star champions have experienced this.
* CosmicEntity: All of these skins are based on cosmic phenomena, with the Cosmic beings born of and inspired by the stars, while the Dark Star beings are based off black holes and dark nebulae. Dark Star Thresh even describes himself as "entropy incarnate."
-->'''Dark Cosmic Jhin''': What lies beneath my mask? The universe. As I was meant to make it.
* DissonantSerenity: Karma, while still a nightmarish star-consuming Dark Star, is relatively less volatile than her kin, preferring to meditate in the vast emptiness where there were once stars and impose order through fear than seek galaxies out to ruin.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The Cosmic line was started with Cosmic Reaver Kassadin, which was initially based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crux#Cultural_significance the Southern Cross]] to celebrate ''League of Legends''' server launch in Oceania. Since then, it's branched off into its own thematic line as the aesthetic opposite to the Dark Star line.
* FallenHero: Jhin used to be a pure Cosmic being, but was consumed by the Dark Star, gaining a new vision for a new purpose. Despite this, he remains an enemy of the Dark Star, but only because he's become something ''far worse''.
-->''"The stars are my eyes... and one by one... I must blind them."''
* MadArtist: Dark Cosmic Jhin plays off his love of twisting the murder and death of individuals into beautiful art, extending his methods across [[SpacetimeEater entire]] [[OmnicidalManiac galaxies]].
-->''(loading his [[FourIsDeath fourth]] [[ArcNumber shot]])'' "I must erase everything... the audience demands it..."\\
''"Destroying galaxies is a... pedestrian interpretation. I paint upon the canvas of eternity..."''
* SpacetimeEater: All Dark Star Corruptants are trying to bring calamity and destruction from deep space, and Dark Star Thresh specifically wants to feed all of existence to the Singularity, effectively erasing all time, matter, and thought.
* YinYangBomb: As his name might imply, Dark Cosmic Jhin integrates elements from both the beauty of the Cosmic entities and the destructive tendencies of the Dark Star, making him potentially deadlier than both.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fables]]
A lighthearted set of skins turning champions into magical gods, deities, or creatures of various worldwide mythologies and folklore.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Siren) Cassiopeia, (Loch Ness) Cho'Gath, (Dark Valkyrie) Diana, (Valkyrie) Leona, (Ghost Bride) Morgana, (River Spirit) Nami, (Sasquatch) Nunu and Willump, (Muse) Sona, (Leprechaun) Veigar
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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Nunu and Willump swap out the ice-themed yeti theme for a more forest-themed [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sasquatch]] theme.
* EnthrallingSiren:
** Siren Cassiopeia is obviously based on this trope, inspired by the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology classic Greek depiction]] while visually playing into the SirensAreMermaids trope. Funnily enough, she's not happy with her reputation of drowning sailors and is trying to set the record straight, but she has a tendency to [[TakenForGranite literally petrify interviewers]].
** River Spirit Nami is based on a Brazilian counterpart called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iara_(mythology) Iara]], who shares the same deal of luring men into the waters using song, though they're usually portrayed as less sinister than the classical variant. The skin description poses her a malicious drowning siren, but [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/4/4e/Nami_River_Spirit_Promo_2.jpg the skin's Brazilian promotional image]] gave "Nami Iara" a more favorable depiction where she was a kindhearted witch doctor lured into a trap and killed, but was reborn by the sympathetic fish and [[{{Lunacy}} moon]] as [[NatureSpirit a guardian of the natural world]].
* {{Leprechaun}}: Leprechaun Veigar, though unfortunately, he isn't a fairy, he doesn't grant three wishes, and he doesn't have a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. In fact, he's much more interested in just killing you.
* TheMuse: Muse Sona, serving as a namesake [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek goddess]] of inspiration. She's mostly been forgotten over time, but she's recently found a resurgence in followers from an unlikely source: coffee-addled waiters working on their "next big screenplay idea."
* StockNessMonster: Loch Ness Cho'Gath, of course. Described as a sea serpent that grows the more it feeds, only recognized through blurry photographs, and is believed to be responsible for a series of local disappearances. [[SkewedPriorities He's great for tourism, though!]]
* {{Valkyries}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Valkyrie Leona]], here to descend from the heavens and lead the world's greatest soldiers to [[WarriorHeaven Valhalla]] (not that she tells anyone that it directly entails dying in battle). She's also accompanied by an EvilCounterpart in Dark Valkyrie Diana, who much prefers the comfort of mortal life, which hasn't really flown over well with Valhalla's management style.
* WomanInWhite: Ghost Bride Morgana (made to celebrate the Latin American server launch) is based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Llorona La Llorona]] of Mexican folklore, an all-white ghost of a weeping woman betrayed by the man she loved, spending an eternity alongside a river bank searching for him and her children.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Forgotten Depths]]
A series dedicated to folklore around Runeterra's oceans, the depths of which have been been the subject of much folklore and speculation of what may lurk below... and if we'd ever want to find out.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Atlantean) Fizz, Syndra (Deep One) Kassadin, (Deep Sea) Kog'Maw, Nami, (Coral Reef) Malphite, (Abyssal) Nautilus, (Deep Terror) Thresh
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* {{Atlantis}}: One of the many tales told involves this, once a proud, opulent underwater kingdom with a massive army led by General Fizz and magic skill (represented by Syndra), but has mysteriously since become a ghost town.
* EldritchOceanAbyss: The bottom of the ocean is described as one of these, home to all sorts of [[EldritchAbomination horrifying and otherworldly creatures]]. The effects of looking into the abyss did to Kassadin what his canonical version experienced from peering into The Void.
* SeaMonster: Several, all described as borderline [[EldritchAbomination eldritch]] in nature.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Guardians of the Sands]]
Set in an alternate Shurima, these champions were made to oversee its ancient tombs, spirits using their powers over the sand and light to let no man wander into their hallowed grounds, lest they be torn apart, consumed, and broken.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Guardian of the Sands) Kha'Zix, Rammus, Skarner, Xerath, (Risen) Fiddlesticks, (Sand Wraith) Pyke
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* AncientTomb: The Guardians of the Sands were invoked to guard them, punishing any trespassers and forcing them to face their wrath.
* DealWithTheDevil: Risen Fiddlesticks was illegitimately summoned by a jealous child emperor in an effort to gain power, [[JackassGenie but instead proceeded to instantly destroy his empire]].
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: While Sand Wraith Pyke certainly fits aesthetically, despite being considered part of the line, his skin blurb doesn't really have any real connection to the shared plot of the other skins; he's essentially the same RevenantZombie as in canon, just one based in the sands of Shurima rather than the waters of Bilgewater.
* TheMagnificent: The guardians each have their own poetic sobriquet they are summoned by: Kha'Zix the Devouring Scarab, Rammus the Skewering Wheel, Skarner the Gilded Scorpion, and Xerath the Liquid Light.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Shurima's motif heavily incorporates this, so naturally, [[LightEmUp light]] and [[DishingOutDirt sand-powered]] particle effects have been incorporated into most of the champions' particle effects. [[EnergyBeings Xerath]] in specific is stated to be made of "liquid light," with the ability to drown trespassers in his purifying radiance.
* ScarabPower: Kha'Zix, Rammus, Skarner, and Fiddlesticks take inspiration from scarabs, owing to Shurima's obvious inspiration toward ancient Egypt. Guardian of the Sands Kha'Zix is specifically called "The Devouring Scarab."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harrowing]]
[[YouMeanXMas The annual Harrowing]] is among the darkest times of the year in Runeterra, and wherever you may be, it'll be quite the event. The line is split between the colorful Halloween-tinged Trick-or-Treat skins, the more spectral Death Sworn line, and the zombie-themed Zombies VS. Slayers universe.
->'''Champions in the Trick-or-Treat line''': ([=FrankenTibbers=]) Annie, (Witch's Brew) Blitzcrank, (Mundo) Mundo, (Trick or Treat) Ekko, (Pumpkinhead) Fiddlesticks, (Headless) Hecarim, (Bewitching) Janna, Miss Fortune, Morgana, Nidalee, Tristana, (Count) Kassadin, (Kitty Cat) Katarina, (Count Kledula) Kled, (Ravenborn) [=LeBlanc=], (Haunted) Maokai, Zyra, (Haunting) Nocturne, (Nosferatu) Vladimir\\
'''Champions in the Death Sworn line''': (Death Sworn) Katarina, Viktor, Zed, (Reaper) Hecarim, Soraka, (Underworld) Twisted Fate, Wukong\\
'''Champions in the Zombies Vs. Slayers line''':(Zombie) Brand, Nunu & Willump, Ryze, (Zombie Slayer) Jinx, Pantheon
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Zombie Ryze was originally trying to prevent the spread of the ZombieApocalypse, [[WalkingTheEarth scouring the world]] in search for a cure. He had apparently ''[[YankTheDogsChain almost]]'' [[ShootTheShaggyDog reached his goal before succumbing to the mutation]].
* BedsheetGhost: Haunting Nocturne primarily styles him after one, though he still keeps his signature knife arms.
* CatGirl:
** Kitty Cat Katarina puts her [[MsFanservice in a pretty revealing]] cat outfit, which according to her skin bio is being worn for ''[[HighlyVisibleNinja an assassination mission]].'' There are times where she normally questions the parameters for such operations, but oddly enough, [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl this isn't one of them]].
** Bewitching Tristana is more of a cat-themed CuteWitch. It's implied she's actually [[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qMPn8CgmdTA/V_1YJ1xxyAI/AAAAAAAAV7I/nYpxmfTTmVcqWhH-1LOX5tRwarzv7N09QCLcB/s1600/Morgana_Splash_11.jpg Bewitching Morgana's cat featured in her splash art]], [[HumanityEnsues just made more humanoid through magic enchantment]].
* ChainsawGood: Zombie Slayer Pantheon traded his simple BladeOnAStick for a live ''chainsaw'' [[XOnAStick on a stick]].
* CreepyCemetery: [[GaiasVengeance Haunted Zyra]] inhabits one, providing all the more reason for stray trick-or-treaters to stay away during the night.
* {{Cult}}: The Death Sworn cult is a collective of those who pledge their lives to [[TheGrimReaper Death]], believing in a future where the living will kneel before the dead.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The Death Sworn line has a much darker and serious tone than the other two themes, ingraining itself in a cult surrounding the actual deathly aspects of The Harrowing.
* DealWithTheDevil:
** The gist of the Death Sworn cult: surrender your life to Death, and you will be blessed with horrifying spectral powers as his servant.
** Underworld Twisted Fate will offer those on Death's door another path [[ChessWithDeath with a game of chance]], returning you with a life of luxury if you win, dooming your soul into his collection if you lose. He also manipulated "the lords of the living" to sacrifice Soraka, their starchild and [[AllLovingHero avatar of compassion]], to Death in exchange for immortality, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever not realizing that doing so]] [[AndIMustScream had damned them to eternal suffering]].
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Mundo Mundo]], featuring Mundo dressed in a shoddily-made costume of himself (in-game, his cleaver makes rubbery squeak sounds on impact). He apparently does this every year in lieu of any other costume; [[MemeticMutation Mundo trick-or-treats as he pleases]].
* TheGrimReaper: Neither Reaper Hecarim nor Soraka are ''the'' Death, but they are sworn to it and definitely evoke the appropriately grim imagery surrounding the archtype.
* GrumpyOldMan: Count Kledula dips in between this and CoolOldGuy. [[OverlyLongName Count Baron Double-Marquis Lord Duke Kledula]] seems to have the Harrowing spirit down, but he also would like it if you got off his lawn, and probably the rest of his land.
* HalloweenEpisode: The most prominent section of the line is the lighthearted Trick-or-Treat themes, featuring most of its champions taking a break from their usual fare to go [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin trick-or-treating]].
* HeadlessHorseman: Headless Hecarim, even if he technically does have [[PumpkinPerson a flaming pumpkin head]]. Bonus points for being a ''literal'' [[OurCentaursAreDifferent horseman]].
* HotWitch: Bewitching Janna, Miss Fortune, Morgana, and Nidalee puts them in [[MsFanservice fancy and fanservice-y]] witch outfits. Bewitching Tristana, however, is very firmly a CuteWitch.
* HunterOfMonsters: The titular Zombie Slayers of the Zombies Vs. Slayers line. Jinx was ''ecstatic'' for the ZombieApocalypse and the lawless carnage it entails, and Pantheon finds it a lot more fun than being an auto mechanic.
* LooksLikeOrlok: Nosferatu Vladimir, natch. [[VillainsOutShopping Hemomancers can be cinema buffs too]].
* MundaneUtility: Ekko apparently uses his [[TimeMaster time-warping]] abilities to get extra trick-or-treating goodies. Shattering the fabric of reality is evidently a small price to pay for infinite fun-sized chocolate bars.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: The entire ZombieApocalypse of the Zombie Vs. Slayers line started when Brand, a military scientist working for the government, had his funding suddenly cut as he was developing a powerful virus. He was forced to test the mutagen on himself, [[GoneHorriblyWrong with disastrous results]].
* PumpkinPerson: Found on [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pumpkinhead]] [[ScaryScarecrows Fiddlesticks]] and [[HeadlessHorseman Headless Hecarim]].
* VillainsOutShopping: Ravenborn [=LeBlanc=] isn't simply fashionable; she's deliberately trying to upstage her high-society rivals at the annual holiday gala. In another regard, Vladimir's Film/{{Nosferatu}} skin comes from him being a film buff.
* WhenTreesAttack: Haunted Maokai is meant to represents the trees of a forest just outside of town where many have vanished in.
* YouMeanXMas: The Harrowing is obviously meant to be a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve Halloween]].
* ZombieApocalypse: The theme of the Zombies Vs. Slayers line, obviously featuring [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies the zombies]] and [[HunterOfMonsters those who slay them]], began when Brand developed a mutagen in a government compound that went [[GoneHorriblyWrong horribly wrong]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Headhunter]]
A group of mysterious warriors who spend their time HuntingTheMostDangerousGame, the Headhunter skin line is a direct reference to the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' movie series. Complete with advanced hunting armor, adaptive cloaking, impossibly sharp blades, and a penchant for stealth, the Headhunters seek the most powerful and glorious prey they can get their blades into.
->'''Champions in this line''': Akali, Caitlyn, Master Yi, Nidalee, Rengar
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* BattleTrophy: In true [[Franchise/{{Predator}} Yautja]] fashion, Akali, Rengar, and presumably all the other Headhunters have a trophy wall. [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset Headhunter Rengar simply wears the bones of his slain]].
* DoingInTheWizard: Any mention of magical power is removed, instead replaced with alien tech or biology. Akali's blades are stated to be "flaring with alien energy," and Nidalee is described to have alien biology that allows her to hunt her prey as a human ''and'' an animal.
* EgomaniacHunter: All of the champions present in the line are ready for a hunt, turning themselves into a race of perfect killing machines just to prove they can.
-->'''Pulsefire Ezreal''': ''(nervous)'' I have ''so'' much respect for your species! [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Please don't hunt me]]!
* {{Expy}}: Made to directly reference and resemble the aliens from ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Like the creatures they reference, they spend their time hunting the most powerful fighters across the world.
* InvisibilityCloak: Rengar and Akali continue to use stealth in-game, but now they've been altered to resemble ''Predator''-esque cloaking devices.
* ThunderboltIron: Headhunter Master Yi's WeaponOfChoice is a five-foot long serrated blade, stated to be forged from a meteoric alloy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Heartbreakers]]
A theme of skins released every year for Valentine's Day, the Heartseekers are from a world where love is always in the air, romance is king, and the champions are fashionably decked out and ready for adventure [[BreadMilkEggsSquick and bloodshed]].
->'''Champions in the line''': (Heartseeker) Ashe, Lucian, Orianna, Quinn, Varus, Vayne, (Heartbreaker) Vi, (Heartpiercer) Fiora, (Sweetheart) Annie, Rakan, Sona, Xayah
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* BearsAreBadNews: While Sweetheart Annie is made of "sugar, spice, and everything nice," Tibbers is still made of the insatiable hunger of a shadow bear. [[{{Bathos}} And fire-resistant cotton]]. He's still probably good for a [[BearHug hug]] (but only one).
* CreepyDoll: Orianna is still seen by others as [[UncannyValley creepy and unnatural]], despite her simply wanting to help those with broken hearts and dance for them. Heartseeker Orianna actually has the most natural-looking face of all of her skins; it's when you see her clockwork movements actually in motion where things really fall apart.
** Interestingly, her splash art implies she actually is a doll-sized cake-topper, with the real Orianna's hand for scale.
* CupidsArrow: The general design aesthetic for most of the bow-wielding champions Ashe, Varus, and Vayne, with Heartseeker Varus especially looking like a traditional [[TheMatchmaker matchmaking]] "Cupid" himself. According to Quinn's skin description, the Heartseekers' weapons are designed to channel their target's inner romantic, but [[LethalJokeWeapon still function as actual weapons designed to inflict pain]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent:
** Heartseeker Vayne's splash art implies that [[AbhorrentAdmirer Dr. Mundo]] asked her for a date, to which she responded to [[TalkToTheFist with an arrow to the back]].
** Heartseeker Ashe's full splash art features a lovestruck, yet otherwise normal [[ArrangedMarriage Tryndamere]] in the background.
* GoodIsNotSoft: The goal of the Heartseekers is to help those overcome negative emotions of grief and instilling feelings of romance as Valentine's Day approaches. They do so using arrows, bullets, and other typically violent types of magic. Hey, LoveHurts.
* LoveGoddess: All of the Heartseekers appear to be based on this, most of them are described as searching to fill the world with love... [[CupidsArrow using projectile weapons]]. Heartseeker Ashe, their leader, is the self-described "Queen of Hearts", who can't stand to see agony and grief as the season of love approaches.
* SharpDressedMan: Heartseeker Lucian gets a dashing red/white suit, ready to sweep you off your feet, preferably at a dinner by lantern light.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hextech]]
A skin line set in an alternate version of Piltover and Zaun, one where champions are either specialists in or made out of [[{{Magitek}} hextech machinery]].
->'''Champions in the line''': Alistar, Amumu, Annie, Anivia, Galio, Janna, Kog'Maw, Malzahar, Poppy, Renekton, Singed, Sion
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Hextech Galio retains his colossal size in his splash art, and Hextech Alistar is also shown as similarly enormous in his own.
* ChildProdigy: Annie is a scientific prodigy in the hextech renaissance, and has a collection of highly valued hextech [[BearsAreBadNews warbears]], including Tibbers.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Hextech Galio was created by several of Piltover's largest industrial families and donated to the city as a public service to capitalize on the booming hextech market. His bio even describes him as an "ostensively walking advertisement."
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Hextech Janna is decidedly a lot more normal and grounded than the other more flashy skins, effectively being a light SteamPunk outfit makeover. This is because it was meant to be based on Janna's old lore where she began as a human Zaunite, though with her bio rewrites and the growth of the Hextech line, the skin gained a new non-canon plot setup.
* ItCanThink: Hextech Anivia was a breakthrough for being the first hextech lifeform to be declared as sentient. The secret behind artificial life is well-guarded out of fear of abuse, with Hextech Alistar designed as its guardian.
* {{Magitek}}: The central focus of this line is ''League of Legends''' take on it. In addition to some champions being made out of the stuff, the hextech developers also address the potential consequences of working with the stuff, for good (Hextech Janna gaining [[BlowYouAway wind powers]] from working with raw materials) or bad (Hextech Singed [[BodyHorror mangling himself physically and mentally into a magic chemical-infused monstrosity]]).
* RobotBuddy:
** Hextech Kog'Maw units are advertised as incredibly friendly and expensive ''pets'', viewed mostly as symbols of wealth around their owners.
** [[invoked]]Hextech Amumu was similarly intended as a playmate for wealthy children, but has long since been forgotten as [[TechnologyMarchesOn Hextechnology Marches On]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:High Noon Gothic]]
A skin line taking place in WeirdWest version of Runeterra, featuring champions given huge western/desert makeovers, with wild and deadly showdowns all around.
->'''Champions in the line''': (High Noon) Ashe, Darius, Hecarim, Jhin, Lucian, Thresh, Twisted Fate, Urgot, Yasuo, (Longhorn) Alistar, (Sheriff) Caitlyn, (Desperada) Cassiopeia, (Bandito) Fiddlesticks, (Sonoran) Kog'Maw, (Cowgirl) Miss Fortune, (Sandscourge) Skarner
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* ALoadOfBull: Longhorn Alistar, natch. He's a rather pragmatic [[HiredGuns muscle-for-hire]], breaking up saloon fights as often as busting down bank vault doors. Even while facing him as an opponent, Lucian seems to have a level of respect for him, and almost sounds guilty when having to put him down.
* AntiAntiChrist: High Noon Lucian looks very spooky after his corruption following [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Thresh]], but despite this, [[PayEvilUntoEvil he very much intends to put a stop to his game]].
-->'''Lucian''': ''(approaching High Noon Thresh)'' [[BadassBoast I'll rule my own soul, devil, and send you back to hell]]!
* AntiHero: High Noon Lucian made a DealWithTheDevil, possesses scary demonic powers and [[TheCorruption the appearance]] [[CreepyGood to show for it]], but overall, he's primarily driven by revenge against Thresh and his forces of hell to bring him, Senna, and the rest of the desert to peace.
-->'''Lucian''': I got one rule: [[GoodIsNotSoft You hurt people, you answer to me]].
* TheAtoner: Yasuo arrived in the West fleeing murder charges. Since then he has single-handedly driven off bandit gangs and saved a lot of lives, and his brand of {{vigilante|Man}} justice impressed one (small) town enough that they made him sheriff.
-->'''Lucian''': [[PostMortemOneLiner Hope you find peace, Yasuo]]. Least one of us will.
* CardSharp: Twisted Fate, naturally. More specifically, Tobias "Twisted Fate" Felix spends his days hustling poor saps between the Buzzard Gulch and other various border towns.
* CattlePunk: High Noon Urgot replaces his BioPunk-themed body with this, turning him into a twisted hybrid of an old-timey RailroadBaron and a steampunk demon from hell. This aesthetic is also lightly present with High Noon Jhin and Yasuo.
* {{Cowboy}}: Majority of the skins revolve around this theme.
* CursedWithAwesome: High Noon Lucian. Sure, the deal with Thresh [[TheCorruption corrupted his soul and the left side of his body is visibly affected]] (which becomes a full-blown demonic transformation during his recall and ultimate), but one can't deny [[PayEvilUntoEvil he's putting those powers to good use against Thresh himself]].
* DealWithTheDevil:
** The devil in this case being Thresh, who --when not spreading widespread fear and chaos in search for souls-- makes deals with mortals in exchange for theirs. Urgot sold his immortal soul for his mechanical body after he was left in the desert to die, and Lucian had his corrupted to save the life of his one true love ([[SenselessSacrifice or at least attempt; several lines imply Senna still didn't make it]]), gaining demonic powers in the process.
** Darius, who was humiliatingly defeated by his brother and became twisted by an obsession for revenge, also became the subject to this with Hecarim.
--->'''Ashe''': Guess it's like you always said, Darius. Demons give you what you want, devils give you what you need.
* DesertSkull: High Noon Thresh's is made to resemble one, complete with giant horns and being [[FlamingSkulls engulfed in flames]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: Part of this is due to his corruption, but High Noon Lucian's left arm and gun is visibly glowing black and red, contrasting greatly to his normal right arm and bright white/gold gun.
* TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil: The [[AntiHero anti-heroic]] Lucian, the [[DealWithTheDevil corrupted]] Urgot, and the straight-up demonic Thresh are these, respectively. In addition, their dynamic is made as a direct ShoutOut to ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', though they would more likely respectively be Lucian, Thresh, and Urgot.
* HellOnEarth: The old west is swarmed with all kinds of gothic hell-beasts, both to bargain with mortals and/or to destroy them. he reason the legions of hell swarm the prairie is because {{Heaven}} was destroyed by mortal men during a land rush, releasing the devils of {{Hell}} from confinement.
* HiredGuns: As one might expect, many of the outlaws serve as these, including Alistar, Jhin, and Miss Fortune. Lucian used to be this, but ever since his DealWithTheDevil, he's more out for seeking {{Revenge}}.
* TheMagnificent: The 2018 High Noon skins are given fancy titles in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2g9u9K3U7M The Devils Among Us]]": Lucian is "The Man with the Grinning Shadow", Thresh is "The Slaughter God", and Urgot is "The Steel Monstrosity".
* NiceHat: With the exception of Kog'Maw, [[ScaryScorpions Skarner]] and [[FlamingSkulls Thresh]], everyone in the line wears a nice hat.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Ashe is described as a "mechanical angel", built early on during the pioneering age, empowered by the blood of deities from the destruction of {{Heaven}}. She chooses to forgive humanity for their crimes, and now serves to protect them from TheLegionsOfHell [[HolyHandGrenade with arrows]] [[LightEmUp of light]].
-->'''Ashe''': I am cold steel fuelled by the blood of saints and angels. [[{{Bathos}} Howdy]].
* PowerGivesYouWings: High Noon Lucian's "fully corrupted" form (seen while using ''The Culling'' and his recall) gives him long, demonic spikes over his shoulder and back that evoke these.
* RailroadBaron: The once-named Jeremiah James used to be one of these, but [[RichesToRags lost his millions and industrial empire after betting his own heart in a game of chance and losing]]. The only reason he's still around is because he sold his soul to Thresh, turning him into High Noon Urgot.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: Lucian's joke emote [[SubvertedTrope subverts this]] [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], where he whistles for his horse to do this... and it never comes.
* SamuraiCowboy: Yasuo fully embodies this trope. He trades his nodachi for a gunblade!
* ScaryScorpions: Sandscourge Skarner represents one of the many dangerous and carnivorous scorpions on the prairie, and is drawn to campfires at night. Travelers, beware!
-->'''Lucian''': Is it just me, or are those critters getting bigger?
* TheSheriff:
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sheriff Caitlyn, natch]], who extends her long arm of the law (as well as her [[SniperRifle gun]]) over the town of Progress.
** High Noon Yasuo serves as the reluctant sheriff of a "two-street town," defending it against bandit gangs and other desert threats.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: The name of the line is an obvious reference to this. High Noon Lucian's teaser, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W33hF01Oos A New Devil's in Town]]", features him ready to partake in a duel with Thresh in this style.
* SnakePeople: Cassiopeia is in the line, whose appearance is appropriately made to resemble a desert rattlesnake. Despite being a well-known desperada, Lucian's surprised at seeing her in person and discovering she's one of these.
* WantedPoster: Cowgirl Miss Fortune's splash art features these.
* WeirdWest: Champions with supernatural/magic abilities still retain them in the line, including Cassiopeia, Fiddlesticks, Twisted Fate, and Thresh. High Noon Lucian is among the biggest showcases, having made a DealWithTheDevil and has demonic powers to go alongside his [[TheGunslinger gunslinging]].
* TheWildWest: The general theme of the line, in a few varieties. Some are just standard {{Cowboy}} makeovers, while some are made to resemble wild desert creatures, and others are given [[WeirdWest additional supernatural elements for flavor]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Immortal Journey]]
-> ''"The mountaintop reaches skyward; the earth reaches for the heavens. In this mountain there is a lake, and from this lake rose the Sacred Sword." - Immortal Journey''
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Long ago, in an ancient land, many souls gathered beneath the gods to test the limits of their power. Foolish and arrogant, brave and just, their journeys are written into the immortal pages of history...
->'''Champions in this line''': (Soaring Sword) Fiora, (Divine Sword) Irelia, (Sacred Sword) Janna, (God Staff) Jax, (God Fist) Lee Sin, (Eternal Sword) Master Yi, (Majestic Empress) Morgana, (Splendid Staff) Nami, (Valiant Sword) Riven, (Enduring Sword) Talon, (Radiant) Wukong
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: God Fist Lee Sin and God Staff Jax (who's already one anyway) are quite full of themselves... [[SmugSuper though probably]] [[PhysicalGod for good reason]].
* BreakTheHaughty: Talon was once the proud dragon king of the south seas, who in his hubris challenged the demigoddess Irelia to a duel and lost in front of his assembled court. He lashed out at her in humiliation, and she sealed his power away and banished him to the mortal realms to learn some humility.
* EvilSorceress: While she may not look the part, Morgana is a feared sorceress and [[TheUsurper usurper queen]] who sought revenge against Irelia for sealing away Talon's power, having crushed her in battle and is now seeking to restore the once-great dragon king's stature.
* HumanityEnsues: Nami was originally a fish with dreams of becoming a dragon, but started gaining a more human-like form after the sealed dragon king Talon's power began seeping out and influencing her. She still has [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent her fish tail]] for the most part (her splash art obscures her bottom half in water), but her recall shows her gaining human legs.
* LadyOfWar: Nearly all of the female champions in the line count, being incredibly powerful yet graceful all at once. Fiora is one of Yi's fellow martial arts students, Janna is the steadfast guardian of an immortality-granting sword of jade, and Irelia is a demigoddess who won a duel against Talon and then sealed his power in her blades when he struck at her in retaliation. Morgana and Riven both trained in the arts of war and politics for years, and are now clashing for the fate of the world.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: While [[MonkeyKingLite Radiant Wukong's conceit]] [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest does have its basis in Wuxia]], his design is far more {{Animesque}} and bright in comparison to the more gracefully epic aesthetic of most other Immortal Journey skins. This is mostly due to it originally being a Lunar Revel skin before shifting lines.
* LegendaryCarp: Splendid Staff Nami is an allusion to the legend of the fish that becomes a dragon.
* MonkeyKingLite: Wukong was already this, but Radiant Wukong drives it UpToEleven, described as having undergone on a long journey to test his skills against history's greatest warriors, but is still barred by his quick temper and impulsive nature. His much more dynamic aesthetics also bring to mind ''another'' [[Franchise/DragonBall famous Sun Wukong expy]].
* PhysicalGod:
** Lee Sin became the titular wielder of the "God Fist" after defeating the master of every martial art school ''blindfolded'' and defeating [[LegacyCharacter his predecessor]] atop a treacherous mountain.
** Jax was also once a mortal warrior, but ascended into godhood (or at least received god-level immortality) after becoming the successful wielder of the God Staff.
** As a dragon king, Talon was apparently something close, but Irelia (herself a demigoddess) stripped him of his power to curb his arrogance.
** Morgana became a goddess through magical power and now seeks to kick humans and lesser gods down a rung or two.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Yi (followed by Fiora) is seeking a fabled sword of pure jade that grants immortality, but is hidden at the bottom of a silent lake, guarded by Janna.
* {{Wuxia}}: The entire line is a massive love letter to the genre, aesthetically resembling it at its most awesome and beautiful.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Infernal]]
Following the Ashen Lord of fire and ruin's summoning into the mortal world, he and his army of Infernals have been slowly remaking all that exists into his horrific image, intending to leave behind nothing but cinders, ashes, and death.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Ashen Lord) Aurelion Sol, (Infernal) Akali, Alistar, Amumu, Diana, Galio, Mordekaiser, Nasus, Shen, Varus, (Foxfire) Ahri, (Shadowfire) Kindred, (Obsidian) Malphite, (Charred) Maokai, (Molten) Rammus, (Scorched Earth) Renekton, Xerath, (Firefang) Warwick, (Volcanic) Wukong, (Wildfire) Zyra
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Several champions from Aurelion Sol to Nasus to Diana, who in canon range from being neutral to heroic, are now the baddies.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Based on several splash arts -- most prominently Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol, Infernal Akali, and Firefang Warwick -- the Infernals are utterly enormous.
* TheCorruption: Wildfire Zyra and Charred Maokai were respectively a neutral forest nymph and one of the gentle treefolk, [[FaceHeelTurn but were corrupted by the Infernal's touch and now serve alongside them]].
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: While he hasn't won ''yet'' (there still exists a rebellion in the form of the Shadowfire Temple), the Ashen Lord and his infernal legion is hellbent on burning the entire world to the ground.
* EvilIsNotAToy: The Ashen Lord was first summoned into the world by an extremist pyromancer cult who unwisely sought to control the god of fire and ruin's power for themselves. [[GoneHorriblyWrong This proved to be an apocalyptic mistake]].
* GodzillaThreshold: The high priests of the Shadowfire Temple summoned their god of destruction and rebirth, Shadowfire Kindred, not fully realizing the bitter price they may have to pay to fight the flames, but also not really caring [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt since hope is almost completely lost]].
* {{Hellhound}}: Infernal Nasus evokes a fiery, anthropomorphic cerberus, and unlike his canon counterpart where he fights to protect the world, [[EvilCostumeSwitch this version's fully intent on destroying it]]. Firefang [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Warwick]] also counts to a degree.
* LaResistance: The Shadowfire Temple is seemingly the last hope for humanity, with Foxfire Ahri leading the charge and the rest of it summoning their god, Shadowfire Kindred to fighting the Ashen Lord. Separately, when the mountains burst, obsidian creatures from the earth (represented by Obsidian Malphite) were freed and seek to destroy the Infernals.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Infernal Amumu is a lesser infernal spirit who, like his canon counterpart, isn't actively malevolent and is simply really lonely and seeks friendship, but is eternally cursed to bring fire and destruction wherever he goes.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol is the ultimate BigBad of the line, being an enormous dragon god of cinders and death.
* OutsideContextProblem: Obsidian Malphite and the other obsidian creatures are this towards the Ashen Lord's armies, as nobody knows what they are, why they were trapped deep beneath the earth, or why they are so well suited for and committed to fighting off the Infernals.
* PlayingWithFire: ''[[UpToEleven Like you wouldn't believe]]'', with everyone in the line possessing fiery appearances and powers. Even before the Aurelion Sol and his infernals were unleashed, pyromancy already existed in various forms and factions.
* TheStarscream: Scorched Earth Xerath possesses keen intellect compared to other Infernal leaders and is awaiting the day he can usurp his master. Soon...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:K/DA]]
Introducing K/DA! An unconventionally-flaired, but explosively popular music phenomenon who arrived onto the pop scene with their hit song "POP/STARS", Ahri, Evelynn, Kai'Sa, and Akali look forward to taking their music and their message internationally.\\
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K/DA was originally made to coincide with "The Afterparty" of the [[UsefulNotes/ProfessionalGaming Worlds 2018]], the opening ceremony for the finals of which premiered the group's [[{{Defictionalization}} live performance]] of "POP/STARS", headlined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Beer Madison Beer]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeon_So-yeon Soyeon]] and Miyeon of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(G)I-dle (G)I-dle]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaira_Burns Jaira Burns]].\\
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Their [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/kda promotional website can be found here]], and their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOxkGD8qRB4 music video here]]!
->'''Champions in the line''': Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, Kai'Sa
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* {{Adorkable}}: Akali is shown with shades of this in the [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/popstar-interview/ K/DA interview]], seeming somewhat embarrassed at being in the spotlight with such positive reception. When compared to her [[HotBlooded lively]] [[AWildRapperAppears rap verse to "POP/STARS"]], the dissonance is amusingly endearing.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Or rather, GirlGroup. Similar to Pentakill, K/DA gets its name from the game's "Kill/Death/Assist" ratio.
* BattleRapping: Akali was originally a street-level battle rapper who gained notoriety from a viral battle rap from when she was 15 ([[NoodleIncident it apparently involved a few flips]]), and after she was picked up by Ahri, she now lends her hard-hitting lyrics and flow to K/DA. For bonus points, she's also a literal mixed martial-artist who knows how to wield kama, earning her title of "Hip Hop Ninja".
* BilingualDialogue: "POP/STARS" switches between English and Korean, and most of the group is multilingual -- Akali fluently speaks English, Korean, and Japanese, Kai'Sa speaks Chinese, Afrikaans, Korean, and English, and Eve appears to know both Korean and English, translating for the monolingual Ahri, who speaks in Korean during [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/popstar-interview/ their group interview]].
* BoastfulRap: Pretty much the entirety of "POP/STARS" is the group boasting about how unstoppable they are, but special mention goes to the bilingual rap verses by Akali/Jeon So-yeon, which ''starts'' with "[[BadassBoast I'm a goddess with a blade, 소리쳐봐 내 이름 잊지 못하게]][[note]]Shout my name so that you can’t forget it[[/note]]".
* BreakoutCharacter: While K/DA as a whole was a smash hit, Akali ended up becoming the group's most popular character, so much so that she (and by extension, Soyeon of {{Music/GIDLE}} fame) was brought back as part of True Damage.
* CanonWelding: One of Evelynn's trivia facts lists ''[[{{Necromancer}} Karthus]]'' as an artist she takes inspiration from, referring to [[HeavyMetal Pentakill Karthus]]. Scenes of the subway train in the "POP/STARS" video [[FreezeFrameBonus also feature posters of both Pentakill and DJ Sona's logos]], and it was [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1059176880991916032 later confirmed]] that they all exist in the same universe, [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1060597470277718016 or at least certain incarnations of them]].
* CoolCar: Evelynn is frequently seen resting on or driving an impressive lavender Lamborghini, apparently one of several fast cars in her collection.
* CostumePorn: [[https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2018/11/ask-riot-clash-prejudice-and-complex-skins/ Several Rioters are in agreement]] that the K/DA line were the most challenging skins they've ''ever'' designed (on par with Elementalist Lux, whose difficulty stemmed mostly from alternate forms and volume than sheer quality), [[https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2018/11/ask-riot-clash-prejudice-and-complex-skins/ with over 70 iterations in development]] ([[https://twitter.com/liyart_/status/1058844505275658240 Kai'Sa alone had around 40!]]). This totally paid off, as the final products are simply ''gorgeous''.
* CreativeDifferences: Invoked by Evelynn as being the reason she left her previously-involved groups, who she otherwise has "[[PlausibleDeniability nothing but good things to say about]]".
* DancingIsSeriousBusiness: Kai'Sa, being the group's lead dancer and choreographer, comes with this attitude. When asked "Why do you dance?", her response:
-->'''[=@KDAKaisa=]''': When the music begins, a symphony of movement stirs in my being. It begins as a rumble, [[MythologyGag like a calling from the void, hungry and demanding release]]. My body reacts to the call, jumping to weave a story. A story to leave the void behind, and fall into the steps of life.
* DarkerAndEdgier: When compared to [[IdolSinger Popstar Ahri's]] much cheerier and colorful theming. Her starting K/DA was her breaking off from her cutesy teenage look to establish her as a stylish, more mature icon, with the group itself having a sleek, glamorous, and at times aggressive aesthetic to it. During one of her segments in the "[=POP/STARS=]" video, which are mainly set in a laundromat, there's a lingering shot on a laundry basket which has her old Popstar and [[MagicalGirlWarrior Star Guardian]] outfits in it, showing how she's moved past that image.
* TheDiva: Much of the roster is inspired by this, though Evelynn has the reputation of "No. 1 Diva". In her own words, she's "an artist, not a socialite" with incredibly high standards, having once walked out on a live performance for a backing track she felt was too subpar for her vocals. Despite her turbulent presence, she has a massive diehard fanbase calling themselves "Deeva", and prior to joining K/DA, she had two solo hits in "Agony's Embrace" and "Ecstasy" and had known Ahri for years. It's telling that ''she's'' recognized as being "the foundation of the group's sound."
* ExpressiveMask: During Akali's portions in the black-lit subway train of the "POP/STARS" video, the stylized mouth patterns on her face mask animates to her rapping.
* TheFashionista: Part of Ahri's post-reinvention image is being a fashion icon, with her sleek design attracting fashion designers all across the world. She's also in the face of FOXY cosmetics and launched her own fragrance, Charmed.
* ForeignFanservice: Kai'Sa's international origins are played up in her profiles and [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/popstar-interview/ interview]], with her taste of international styles contributing a layer of exoticism to K/DA as a whole.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Sanguine: Ahri, the passionate and highly proactive de facto face and lead vocalist of the group.
** Choleric: Akali, the hot-blooded and aggressively energetic rapper from the streets.
** Phlegmatic: Evelynn, the haughty, domineering born-superstar of the group, the foundation of their overall aesthetic.
** Melancholic: Kai'Sa, the highly methodical, yet passionate lead dancer and choreographer of the group.
* GirlGroup: Of an especially edgy, KoreanPopMusic variety, inspired by real-life groups such as Music/TwoNEOne and Music/BlackPink.
* GoldenSuperMode: During the Afterparty event of Worlds 2018, K/DA Kai'Sa had a "Prestige Edition" (the first of its kind) that decks her out in flashy white and gold colors. Over the course of the next several months, very likely due to popularity and fan demand, the rest of her group received the same treatment.
* IdolSinger: Ahri used to be a much cuter and Music/GirlsGeneration-inspired variety in her teenage years, now having evolved into her [[DarkerAndEdgier more mature and dark-lit]] design with K/DA.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In K/DA Ahri's skin bio, it stated she took a five-year break following her success as Popstar Ahri before re-emerging with K/DA, referencing how the original Popstar skin was released 5 years prior.
* MultipleTailedBeast: Ahri, natch, whose tails in this line look both holographic and crystal-like, and even briefly change colors depending on what ability she's using. Funnily enough, K/DA's fans only ''suspect'' that they're real.
* NiceHat: Akali wears a stylish cap with the group's K/DA logo on it.
* ReallyGetsAround: Eve is implied to be this, listed as having been romantically involved with several ([[NoodleIncident now-missing]]) male celebrities, though she's never confirmed a relationship.
* TeamChef: Kai'Sa is said to be found in the K/DA house cooking large meals. Her favorite food is Sichuan dry hot pot.
* VirtualCelebrity: Unlike Pentakill --who was originally just a theme of cosmetic skins that were {{Defictionalized}} much later-- K/DA was made specifically to coincide with a real collaborative release following Worlds 2018's "Afterparty" event, with the girls appearing front and center in their music video ([[MediumBlending and among the real artists behind them during their live performance]]).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lunar Revel]]
A skin line inspired by and released in celebration of the Lunar New Year, the various skin lines feature a heavy influence from Ancient Asia. Originally popularized by the combat-oriented Warring Kingdoms skins, the thematic branched out into a larger narrative, including Firecracker skins representing the festive side of Lunar Revels, and other general skins representing the mythological side. Each year, depending on the Zodiac sign for that year, new skins will be released that represent that years Zodiac.
->'''Champions in the general Lunar Revel line''': (Lunar Wraith) Caitlyn, (Jade Fang) Cassiopeia, (Lunar Goddess) Diana, (Dragon Fist) Lee Sin, (Lunar Empress) Lux, (Lunar Wraith) Morgana, (Lunar Guardian) Nasus, Warwick, (Guqin) Sona, (Coin Emperor) Tahm Kench, (Jade Dragon) Wukong\\
'''Champions in the Warring Kingdoms line''': (Warring Kingdoms) Azir, Garen, Jarvan IV, Katarina, Nidalee, Tryndamere, Vi, Xin Zhao, (Dragonblade) Riven, Talon\\
'''Champions in the Firecracker Line''': (Panda) Annie, (Dragonwing) Corki, (Firecracker) Jinx, Sejuani, Vayne, (Lion Dance) Kog'Maw
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Warring Kingdoms Nidalee and Lunar Wraith Caitlyn.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original Warring Kingdoms skins (Jarvan IV and Xin Zhao) were originally released to celebrate the anniversary of ''League's'' Chinese server, and are more aesthetically reminiscent of ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' than Chinese New Year. Later Warring Kingdoms skins would be more integrated into the general Lunar Revel aesthetic, so they might seem a little out-of-place as years go on.
* EasternZodiac: Certain skins represent [[AnimalMotifs the totems]] in the zodiac:
** The Year of the Dragon in 2012 wasn't represented by an actual dragon champion, but was still referenced in Dragon Fist Lee Sin, Dragonblade Talon, and Jade Dragon Wukong.
** The Year of the Snake in 2013 was represented with Jade Fang Cassiopeia.
** The Year of the Monkey in 2016 was represented with Radiant Wukong (originally he was considered part of the line, but has since been labeled an Immortal Journey skin[[note]]Unlike most Lunar Revel skins, Radiant Wukong is available throughout the year due to his previous Underworld Wukong skin already being legacy[[/note]]).
** The Year of the Rooster in 2017 was represented with Warring Kingdoms Azir.
** The Year of the Dog in 2018 was represented with Lunar Guardians Warwick and Nasus.
** The Year of the Pig in 2019 was represented with Firecracker Sejuani.
* FatalFireworks: Featured in all the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Firecracker"]] to varying degrees. Within the context of the Lunar Revel, firecrackers are supposed to ward off evil spirits and misfortune (much like how they're symbolically seen in Chinese cultures), but they're a lot more dangerous when given to a [[PlayingWithFire pyromaniac child]], a hungry Void monster, and a TriggerHappy girl who thinks a seven foot-long rocket shaped like an angry dragon [[ComicallyMissingThePoint is just a fun]] [[ExactWords firecracker for parties]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: The weapons of Dragonblade Talon and Riven are directly forged from the dragonfire of a shadow dragon, with the latter even featuring fiery spell effects. Others, like Jade Dragon Wukong, Warring Kingdoms Tryndamere, and Warring Kingdoms Garen, have more Eastern-style serpentine dragons in them.
* {{Lunacy}}: A benevolent example from Lunar Empress Lux, a demigod groomed to watch over the immortal realm and protect the world from darkness, joined by her Lunar Guardians Warwick and Nasus.
* RedOniBlueOni: While the Lunar Guardians have raised Lunar Empress Lux to protect the world, the red Warwick is described as "feral" as he ravenously pursues foes from the south, while the blue Nasus is the stoic, but powerful guardian of the north.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mecha]]
An alternate universe/future where several of Bandle City's greatest scientists have constructed mecha for protection of their home from a kaiju threat.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Mecha Zero) Sion, (Mecha) Aatrox, Aurelion Sol, Kha'Zix, Malphite, Rengar, (Giant Enemy Crabgot) Urgot
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* AIIsACrapshoot: 0-SION/"Mecha Zero Sion's" in-game quotes depict him as an unstable prototype mecha who rejected its programming and [[CrushKillDestroy now fights as an enemy of humanity]], though this has [[SubvertedTrope since been reduced]] [[GameplayAndStorySegregation to a lingering possibility rather than an actual reality in the plot]].
* CoolAirship: The ASOL-13/"Mecha Aurelion Sol", not only looks like a giant badass robot dragon (and/or possibly [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Rayquaza]]), he's also a functioning mobile mothership containing thousands upon thousands of personnel, weapons, attack fighters, and ground-based anti-kaiju vehicles.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The line took a while to properly find its footing before it settled on the "mechs are protectors of humanity designed to fight off kaiju" plotline, with the most glaring sticking point being Mecha Zero Sion. His in-game and initial promotional depictions were that of [[AIIsACrapshoot a rogue independent mecha]] [[CrushKillDestroy who turned on humanity]], but this aspect is {{Subverted|Trope}} in his current skin blurb where him going rogue is just a lingering, but unfounded possibility.
* FlyingFirepower: ATRX-1/"Mecha Aatrox" was created in response to flying kaiju threats, and is capable of limited flight as well as a ''[[{{BFS}} massive]]'' HotBlade.
* HumongousMecha: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right there in the title]], though the [[UnitsNotToScale "humongous" part unfortunately]] [[GameplayAndStorySegregation does not translate into gameplay]].
* {{Kaiju}}: [[GiantEnemyCrab Giant Enemy Crabgot]] is confirmed to be in the line as one of the {{Kaiju}} the mechs were designed to fight against.
* ShoutOut: The entire line from the colorful aesthetics to the "HumongousMecha vs. {{Kaiju}}" conceit is a giant love letter to ''Film/PacificRim'', with a light amount of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' thrown in the mix.
* TransformingMecha: Most of the mecha have transforming capabilities, with Aatrox, Rengar, and Malphite turning into [[CoolPlane a jet]], [[CoolCar a car]], and [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] for their recalls. Sion turns into a [[CoolTrain charging train]] during his ultimate.
* UrbanWarfare: K-ZX/"Mecha Kha'Zix" and RNGR-7/"Mecha Rengar" are described as stealthy, smaller-sized defenders made for urban environments.
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[[folder:Medieval]]
A set of skins that take place in an alternate Runeterra reminiscent of the middle ages.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Little Knight) Amumu, (Queen) Ashe, (Executioner) Mundo, (Sir) Kled, (Sorceress) Lux, (Blacksmith) Poppy, (King) Tryndamere, (Medieval) Twitch, (White Mage) Veigar
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* TheBlacksmith: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Blacksmith Poppy]] works under the tutelage of Sir Ornn of the Freljord, during which she found herself wielding [[DropTheHammer a legendary hammer]] destined for an unknown hero, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which is most definitely]] [[IgnorantOfTheCall not herself]].
* HarmlessVillain: For being such [[WhiteMage a helpful cleric in healing magic]], it might come as a surprise that Veigar [[CardCarryingVillain still identifies as a dastardly villain]], one who takes his widespread healing and curing [[EpicFail as a failure worth of conscious annoyance]].
* HorseOfADifferentColor: With the Sir Kled skin, Skaarl is given a much more avian appearance, suspiciously similar to a [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Chocobo]].
* HotWitch: Sorceress Lux, personality-wise, [[CuteWitch is still the Lux]] [[MagicalGirl we all know and love]], but her outfit is a lot more revealing than her default. Perhaps her [[BareYourMidriff baring her midriff]] was done in exchange for her NiceHat.
* KnightInShiningArmor:
** [[MonsterKnight Amumu is an]] [[{{Mummy}} undying, mummified princeling]], but he otherwise perfectly fits the brave-hearted, idealistic, and heroic archetype.
** [[OverlyLongName Sir Prince Chevalier Archduke Lord Double-Earl Kled]] (or Sir Kled, for short) ''looks'' the part, [[SubvertedTrope but he's also an extremely territorial lunatic who seeks to conquer all the countryside in the name of]] [[{{Egopolis}} The Kingdom of Kled]] (which consists entirely of him and [[CowardlySidekick his single cowardly subject, Skaarl]]).
* PsychoForHire:
** Twitch is a wretched [[ProfessionalKiller assassin-for-hire]] in the Dread Fortress Zaun, [[AxCrazy one who takes delight in killing his targets]] [[PlagueMaster with moist, toxic garbage]].
** Mundo is a "mad giant" who's hired mainly as a legitimate formal executioner, but it's stated that he also ''really'' enjoys executing prisoners.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Queen Ashe and King Tryndamere discard their canon status as leaders of northern {{Barbarian Tribe}}s in favor of regal medieval flavor, but they lose none of their strength.
* WhiteMage: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin White Mage Veigar]], who is [[AccidentalHero (acciden]][[HarmlessVillain tally)]] a skilled mage capable of curing ailments and dispelling curses. [[{{Irony}} Ironic considering his base skin is reminiscent of a Black Mage from]] ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and while he doesn't get the full costume makeover, his white and red colors still evoke a White Mage from the same series.
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[[folder:Odyssey]]
[[SpaceOpera From the heavily urbanized coreworlds to the outermost edge of the galaxy, adventure awaits]]! The great Demaxian Empire has laid claim to almost every inhabited system, ignoring the objections of the ancient Templar Order and the criminal Syndicate alike, in pursuit of the wondrous bounty of ora. This mysterious golden essence—drawn from the vast, majestic creatures that patrol the stars—is the lifeblood of all civilization, but also promises untold power to those who can wield it for themselves...\\
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Their [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/odyssey supplementary website can be found on Universe]].
->'''Champions in this line''': (Odyssey) Jinx, Kayn, Malphite, Sona, Yasuo, Ziggs, (Galaxy Slayer) Zed
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* ActionSurvivor: Yasuo has been successfully evading capture for some time, which his bio calls impressive for a former rich playboy whose only real skills had been swordsmanship and getting drunk.
* AdaptationalHeroism: While she's still got her [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] MadBomber tendencies, Odyssey Jinx is framed less of a villainous TerroristWithoutACause and more of a wacky, [[AntiHero anti-heroic]] LoveableRogue with a fondness for blowing stuff up. It helps that this is a world with [[BlackAndGrayMorality very few purely good characters]]; yes, our heroes are flawed, but they're up against someone who wants to destroy the ''universe'', so...
* AffablyEvil: Kayn is on a mad quest to gather all ora in the universe to become its conqueror and has no qualms with murder, and yet he does it all with such charismatic nonchalance.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Despite knowing Kayn is after her and her crew ''to kill them'', Jinx is really excited by the fact it's [[PrettyBoy Kayn]], and rewinds a portion of his threatening video message to admire him.
* AntiHero: You wouldn't trust any of the ''Morning Star'' crew to watch your car, let alone save the universe, but they're the ones who got the nod of Fate, and apparently they have the ''potential'' to be heroes...
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Ora, a golden organic essence produced from "megafauna" in the cold vacuum of space, which can be mined in crystal form and also exists in an unrefined liquid form. It can be used as fuel, implanted to directly augment sentient beings, and the Templars, Sona included, can directly communicate with it and command it to fight for them.
-->'''Rhaast''': Ora is ambrosia... so sweet... so pure...
* ArtificialLimbs: Jinx has a mechanical left arm.
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Zed considers himself "life transcended" after having merged with the ora into a frightening, [[CosmicBeing seemingly half-celestial]] [[MindHive collective]].
* AskAStupidQuestion: The end of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaDQB8lOlTk "Welcome Aboard"]] trailer reveals the entire thing was an in-universe video the crew were showing to their latest potential recruit, and after it's finished Jinx asks them "So kid, whaddya say?"
-->'''[[CuteMute Sona]]:''' ...
* BadassCrew: [[PowerTrio There's the starting trio]], consisting of Yasuo as captain, Jinx as pilot, and Malphite as muscle. They have convinced Sona to join them, and the "Extraction" game mode is their effort to rescue a marooned Ziggs.
* BetterThanSex: Both Kayn and Rhaast treat their final forms as this.
* ButtMonkey: On top of being [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg the most unaffiliated with the]] ''[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Morning Star]]'' [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg crew]], Ziggs lost his credibility as a mining engineer after Jinx blew up an enormous ora mine and he got framed for it, and [[RapidFireNo he's less than happy to see her]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck and her band of idiots]] [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike coming to his rescue]].
* CanonWelding: Rhaast, should he successfully take over Kayn's body, freely admits that his masters, beings who wish to [[SpacetimeEater annihilate the entire universe]], are of the Dark Star, tying Odyssey together with the Event Horizon universe.
* CardCarryingVillain:
** Kayn is very much aware that his mad quest to open the Ora Gate [[GalacticConqueror to rule the universe]] is villainous, but he straight-up owns that fact.
--->'''Kayn''': Soon they'll all worship at my feet.\\
'''Rhaast''': Is that ''truly'' all you desire? \\
'''Kayn''': ''(chuckles)'' Oh, Rhaast. ''Of course'' it is.
** Zed, an outcast of the Templars who rejects their promised salvation, fully admits to being [[KnightTemplar the violent, visionary monster]] the galaxy should fear, but one he believes it [[NecessaryEvil needs]].
--->'''Zed''': The Templars say our deeds are extreme. They are right.
* CoolShip: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaDQB8lOlTk The teaser trailer]] shows us the ''Morning Star'', introduced with neon colors and scribbly doodles for extra coolness.
* DatingCatwoman: Jinx obviously has a thing for Kayn despite their inherently hostile relationship, and [[VillainousCrush Kayn admits after killing her that she was cute]] ([[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Rhaast, on the other hand, is audibly annoyed]]). However, [[AGodAmI Shadow Assassin]] [[AxCrazy Kayn]] makes things a lot creepier, with one of his lines while ''attacking'' her being "[[{{Yandere}} I'm everything you wanted and more, Jinx!]]"[[note]]A now-removed line for killing her would prompt him to say she "would've made an excellent concubine," cut out for being ''too'' creepy.[[/note]]
* DenserAndWackier:
** The stakes are high, the universe is in extreme danger, everyone's quirks are played up to a ridiculous extent, and it's all good fun.
** The biggest difference is with Kayn -- in contrast to the sinister yet subdued confidence of his canon counterpart, [[SillinessSwitch Odyssey Kayn is a completely]] [[LargeHam hamstastic whackjob]] [[EvilIsHammy that fully embraces his edginess]], and his banter with Rhaast is more openly comedic.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Cosmic Emperor Kayn, having absorbed Rhaast's power goes full-blown psychotic and narcassistic, believing he has achieved his ambitions of [[AGodAmI God]][[PhysicalGod hood]].
-->'''Kayn''': My throne awaits! I can see it. I can see ''EVERYTHING''!
* DumbMuscle: Malphite is simpleminded, has temper issues, and is [[UndyingLoyalty inexplicably loyal]] to the [[PsychopathicManchild clearly-psychotic Jinx]], but he's also [[StoneWall extremely durable and difficult to kill]]. Having lost his living and surrounded by a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag group of idiots]], he's pretty much always up for [[TheJuggernaut throwing his sizeable mass at anyone who looks at him funny]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Kayn ''is'' a [[AxCrazy murderous lunatic]], but mostly because he's on a mad quest to harvesting ora so he can grow stronger rather than the actual violence. As a co-announcer, he's audibly disgusted with [[BloodKnight Rhaast enjoying the visceral bloodshed itself]].
-->'''Rhaast''': Shut down! Squashed! Ripped to pieces!\\
'''Kayn''': ''(annoyed)'' What is ''wrong'' with you?
* EvilBrit: Just to really play into his [[LaughablyEvil more goofy]] and [[EvilIsHammy hamtastic]] persona, Kayn puts on a lightly posh British accent for emphasis.
* EvilVersusOblivion: The main conflict between Kayn and Rhaast in this line. Kayn wants to conquer the universe so he can rule it; Rhaast wants to open the universe to his masters (specifically, the Dark Star) so they can destroy it. Though he's not above [[OmnicidalManiac having a little fun first]]...
* FallenHero:
** As seen in ''The Lure'', Kayn didn't gain his status as an Ordinal through [[AxCrazy mad delusion]], and began as a respectable, sane, and sympathetic leader... [[StartOfDarkness and then]] [[ManipulativeBastard Rhaast showed up]]. Depending on how you play him, he either goes [[SanitySlippage completely off]] [[AGodAmI his rocker]] or gets [[ShootTheShaggyDog anticlimactically snuffed out]] [[TreacherousAdvisor by Rhaast]].
** Zed was originally a very promising Templar trusted enough to protect a legendary megafauna that was worshipped as a god, a task he was genuinely committed to. Unfortunately, when the Demaxians zeroed in to harvest the creature, Zed had no choice but to MercyKill it, a decision which not only broke all tenants of Templar faith, but also resulted in him merging with its ora and becoming [[PureIsNotGood the horrifying being of "purity"]] he (or [[MindHive "they"]]) are currently known as.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Yasuo, the captain of the ''Morning Star''.
** TheLancer: Jinx, the pilot and borderline GadgeteerGenius.
** TheBigGuy: Malphite, the engineer who also serves as the main muscle.
** TheChick: Sona, Templar in hiding from Kayn/Rhaast.
** TheSmartGuy: Ziggs, disgraced entrepreneur.
* FriendlyEnemy: The canonical Kayn and Rhaast was a subversion since their "friendliness" was a result of two stubbornly confident enemies locked into a duel until one of them won. Their dynamic here is similar, but thanks to their [[SillinessSwitch new quirks]], their bickering instead makes them sound LikeAnOldMarriedCouple.
-->'''Rhaast''': ''(Kayn begins recalling)'' What? Getting tired already!?\\
'''Kayn''': I don't see ''you'' helping out.\\
'''Rhaast''': I'm the scythe, idiot! I ''only'' help out!
* GalacticConqueror: While he's not the highest power of the Demaxian Empire, Kayn is one of its Ordinals, and is heavily obsessed with consuming the ora of the universe in the hopes he'll become an invincible, immortal being. [[WrongGenreSavvy He's wrong about that part]], though [[LivingWeapon Rhaast]] is leading him on to fulfill his own interests for [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal destruction]].
* ICallItVera: Yasuo named his sword "Song". Subverted, since it doesn't really mean anything; he just thought it sounded cool.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Largely Sona, whose dress is such a tight "mermaid" style that she probably couldn't walk in it, though fortunately, [[PowerFloats she doesn't have to]].
* InstantArmor: As an effect of merging with the ora, Zed can manipulate it to serve as armor, "[writhing] across his skin, transforming his limbs and [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation crafting living weapons]]." In the process of demonstrating this, Galaxy Slayer Zed is his only skin that reveals his bare face.
* KnightOfCerebus: While not without moments of comedic relief, Galaxy Slayer Zed is much more dark and serious in tone than anyone else in the line, introducing the idea that beyond the zany SpaceOpera tone of the universe, there is something much deeper going on with ora and the Templars.
* LaughablyEvil: While canon Kayn has his own subdued braggadocio, [[SillinessSwitch the Kayn here is straight-up hilarious]], far more willing to joke around [[AxCrazy as he gleefully lusts for violence and ora]], with [[LargeHam a steady diet of ham to boot]].
-->'''Kayn''': Hey Rhaaaaaast...\\
'''Rhaast''': What?\\
'''Kayn''': Rhaast.\\
'''Rhaast''': ''What?''\\
'''Kayn''': Rhaast.\\
'''Rhaast''': ''What do you want, Kayn!?''\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Kayn''': ...[[TheGadfly hi.]]
* LivingWeapon: Like his canon counterpart, Rhaast is an ancient and bloodthirsty monstrosity sealed within a scythe. In this universe, he poses as being the voice of the ora for Kayn to possess him, [[ManipulativeBastard though this is a lie]] propelled by his and his masters' plans to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]], which coincides with Kayn's desire to harvest all ora in the universe.
* MindHive: Zed appears to have merged so much with [[AppliedPhlebotinum the ora]] that he seems to have become one with its collective consciousness, almost exclusively referring to himself as "we" à la ComicBook/{{Venom}}.
* MistakenForMurderer: Similar to his canon counterpart, Odyssey Yasuo has been on the run ever since he was framed for the murder of his brother, Yone. The real culprit was Kayn, and Yone died helping Sona escape from him.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Riot seems to view Ziggs as this, [[https://euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/patch-818-notes/ down to advertising]] ''Odyssey: Extraction'' with the call to "Join the crew and Ziggs." [[https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2018/09/dev-adventures-in-odyssey-extraction/ According to a Dev journal]], this is due to him being the very last champion chosen for the first Odyssey lineup, primarily decided to fit the gamemode after the rest of the roster was already solidified.
* MythologyGag: Galaxy Slayer Zed and Odyssey Kayn aren't related in this universe, but the former has a few choice words to share between them in combat:
--> ''(encountering Kayn)'' "In another life, Kayn, you might have been a half-decent pupil."\\
''(attacking Kayn)'' "Kayn! [[PrepareToDie Our first and final lesson begins]]."
* OddFriendship: [[ThoseTwoGuys Jinx and Malphite]], who originally met as working partners during a deep space mining operation. Even after Jinx got them both fired after cracking their asteroid in half with explosives, the two have a strong friendship, with Malphite always trailing behind Jinx and not minding all of the crazy shenanigans they end up in.
* OmnicidalManiac:
** Rhaast is a servant to the [[SpacetimeEater Dark Star]], and is fully on board with them consuming the universe and all that inhabit it. While [[SealedEvilInACan he's still bound]] [[LivingWeapon to a scythe]], [[AxCrazy he still greatly enjoys the violence he and Kayn participate in along the way]].
** Zed's quest is of destroying the weak in search of "true harmony", which due to his [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence position of power]] and [[HumansAreMorons extreme dissatisfaction with]] [[PunyEarthlings puny humans]] is shaping up to making him one. Interestingly, he's unrelated to the Dark Star, [[EvenEvilHasStandards and is rather appalled that it even exists]].
* PersonalityBloodTypes: The character profiles on their website have "Blood Type" as categories, but like [[DenserAndWackier everything else]], it's [[PlayedForLaughs played for somewhat nondescriptive laughs]]. Presented without alteration:
** Yasuo: Awesome.
** Jinx: Excitable.
** Ziggs: Highly combustible.
** Sona: I don't know. Magic?
** Malphite: Unknown xenotype.
** Kayn: Mostly ora by now, probably.
** Zed: Ora, but edgier.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The ''Morning Star'' crew, haphazardly formed by Yasuo -- no real hero himself -- and a couple of down-and-out lunatics that he recruited from a local bar. (They stole the ship, too). Along the way they added Sona (a silent runaway space wizard being pursued by the psychotic Ordinal Kayn) [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Ziggs (a mining entrepreneur who got caught in one of Jinx's bad ideas)]].
* RealMenWearPink: Yasuo's EstablishingCharacterMoment in the recruitment video shows him reading until surprised by Jinx. He slices up the dummy she throws at him without dropping his book -- which turns out to be a saucy {{pirate}}-themed [[ShipTease Garen and Katarina]] RomanceNovel. Judging by [[{{Gasp}} his reaction]] when he sees the next page, he's really into it.
* SelfDuplication: Like in his normal depiction, Zed is able to form [[DoppelgangerAttack temporary clones of himself to attack]], not from [[CastingAShadow shadow magic]], but instead thanks to the ora. According to his extended bio, [[MundaneUtility Zed's clones are also useful during lonely dinners just to have a familiar face around]].
* ShoulderSizedDragon: [[ADogNamedDog Space Lizard]], an exotic species of reptile stolen from a max-security nature reserve, rides on Yasuo's shoulder. They probably won't name it, but [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Yasuo does find its bubble-blowing adorable]].
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Jinx in this line (at least in her default Odyssey skin; her various chromas give her more palette varieties) swaps out her [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and red eyes for bright orange hair and green eyes.
* SpaceOpera: Set in a world where the Runeterra factions are multiplanet empires and everyone is after a mysterious, power-enhancing substance called ora, the line is evocative of a colorful, punky and retro-style variant. It resembles a cross between ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', with a little ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' mixed in (as a bonus, "[[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/the-lure/ The Lure]]" was written by famed ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' writer Creator/DanAbnett).
* SpaceX: In ''Extraction'', several items with life steal or spell vamp them -- on top of a [[{{Nerf}} 75% sustain reduction to balance the innate sustain of the game mode]] -- are all renamed as this, with "Space Vampiric Scepter", "Space Hextech Gunblade", etc.
* SpacePirate: Kayn is decked out in this type of getup, complete with an EyepatchOfPower that covers his normally-corrupted eye. He's currently pursuing the crew of the ''Morning Star''.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Galaxy Slayer Zed wears some ''very'' spiky armor, with several animations (including his taunt, recall, and rarely-seen critical hit attack) causes him to grow more out of his body.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Rhaast. He's promised ultimate power to Kayn if he proves himself worthy, but his real intention is to take over his body. In the scenario where Rhaast wins, Kayn is shocked at his betrayal -- for about half a second.
-->'''Kayn''': ''[[OhCrap What's]] [[ThisCannotBe happening]]!?''\\
'''Rhaast''': [[ILied I]] [[PreMortemOneLiner LIED]]. ''([[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath crushes]] [[GrandTheftMe him]])''
* VillainsOutShopping: Despite being a mad ordinal with delusions of galactic conquest through ora, Kayn is still up for karaoke nights and brings Rhaast with him. His profile even lists his favorite song: "OH MY GOD" ft. Ahri.
-->'''Kayn''': [[VillainsOutShopping Should we do karaoke night again]]?\\
'''Rhaast''': No one can know about that!\\
'''Kayn''': So... next weekend, then?\\
'''Rhaast''': [[NotSoAboveItAll ...sure]].
* VisionaryVillain: Zed, having merged with the ora to a [[CosmicBeing disturbing extent]], sees himself as [[AboveGoodAndEvil above any simple morality imposed by the Templars, the Demaxian Empire, and the Syndicate]], instead possessing a much grander goal of [[TheSocialDarwinist purging the weak from the galaxy in order to bring "enlightenment."]]
-->'''Zed''': The weak crave the illusion of balance. The worthy enforce true harmony.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Sona is a Templar (or more descriptively a "moon wizard!") with an innate ability to commune with ora. [[LivingMacGuffin She is being hunted by Kayn so he can use her abilities to gather all the ora in the universe and open the Ora Gate]]. She joined up with the ''Morning Star'' crew for reasons of her own -- it's implied that she sees HiddenDepths (''extremely'' well hidden) in Yasuo.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Kayn's hair is a literal dark blue, while Jinx and Yasuo's respective orange and white hair further change with chromas.
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[[folder:Omega Squad]]
A skin line representing a modern and gritty battle squadron of saboteurs, Dark Ops specialists, and other small soldiers.
->'''Champions in this line''': Fizz, Teemo, Tristana, Twitch, Veigar
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* CompanionCube: Just to show [[SanitySlippage how far off the deep end Teemo's got]], in his words, his poisonous mushroom is the only friend he has left.
* EverybodysDeadDave: It's suggested from his comrades' splash arts and his current SanitySlippage that the rest of the squad is... gone.
-->''(petting his poison mushroom)'' "[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/8/8e/TeemoOmegaSquad.joke04.ogg/revision/latest?cb=20150325234746 We'll make them pay for what they did to your family, little guy...]]"
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: A younger Teemo makes [[TheCameo cameos]] in the other Omega Squad members' splash arts, some rather comical, like him falling out of a tree in [[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dQavEOUSKJk/WWSS3CnipaI/AAAAAAABEb4/FGTSL-vNaJU1qnGGcH7GPC7BMVLpq1STACLcBGAs/s640/tw.jpg Twitch's splash]], or riding a dolphin in [[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M6JvikaNkbs/WWSS3PCufuI/AAAAAAABEb8/FVyx0lzIUeEewFiSGtv0HSUSgla1HTAEQCLcBGAs/s640/fi.jpg Fizz's splash]]. Unfortunately, FridgeHorror starts to kick in when you wonder what happened that resulted in Teemo going [[NewMeat from that]] to [[ShellShockedVeteran where he is now]].
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Yordles by nature require companionship, otherwise they go insane as the canon Veigar demonstrates. Omega Squad Teemo has tragically reached that point, taking [[ItGetsEasier glee and indifference in combat]], [[CompanionCube making friends with his ammunition]], and [[ShellShockedVeteran overall feeling much more manic and exhausted]].
* KillerRabbit: For a skin line based on [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]-style fiction, its champions sure are small and cute, aren't they? Hell, [[HarmlessVillain Veigar]] has arguably gotten ''more'' adorable due to his increased amount of {{Emoticon}}-like expressions. [[ShellShockedVeteran Omega Squad Teemo]], however, subverts this, as his much darker design and voiceover start to make him look genuinely intimidating.
* ShellShockedVeteran:
** Omega Squad Teemo is a battle-weary, partially-insane version of his usual chipper self. Judging by the grainy, rough photo-like quality of his comrade's splash arts (which he appears in [[NewMeat as younger and a lot more bumbling]]), as well as [[CompanionCube attachment to his mushrooms as companionship]], there's a disquieting implication that ''[[EverybodysDeadDave he's the only one left]].''
** Twitch also counts as this, having been described as deeply and irreversibly affected by war.
* TheSquad: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Omega Squad, of course]]!
** TheLeader: Tristana is [[MajorlyAwesome the Commander]], who makes it a policy not to retreat, unless it's to return fire while heading home. [[InsistentTerminology That's just]] "[[TacticalWithdrawal advancing backwards]]."
** TheSneakyGuy: Fizz is the Saboteur, who specializes in underwater combat and being really hard to hit. It's unknown what action he saw before joining the squad, but he only refers to the sea as "a bucket of chum."
** DemolitionsExpert: Veigar is the Heavy Artillery, specializing in [[DeathFromAbove calling down the thunder with explosive ordnance]]. Sometimes for [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mundane situations that don't need them all]]. He thinks of it as "a fun quirk."
** TheMedic: Twitch ''in theory'' is "The Medic," but his [[ShellShockedVeteran shell-shock]] has made it years since he was seen as a competent medical professional, [[DeadlyDoctor and is much more interested in gaining a body count instead]].
** ArmyScout: Teemo is the Scout, seemingly [[NewMeat the newest to the Squad]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzbVqbyzhw having required the rest of them save him on one occasion]]. Unfortunately, [[EverybodysDeadDave things got]] [[BreakTheCutie a lot worse]] [[GoMadFromTheIsolation for him]]. [[SanitySlippage Much]] [[ShellShockedVeteran worse]].
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[[folder:Omen of the Dark]]
Taking place in a once-glorious city that was surrendered to the darkness by the Blade Queen Lissandra, this ghastly line follows her and her subjects after they've been turned into monstrous beings of shadow, and the land into a gothic hellscape.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Iron Inquisitor) Kayle, (Blade Queen) Lissandra, (Cursed Revenant) Nocturne, (Black Scourge) Singed, (Grey) Warwick, (Undertaker) Yorick
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* TheCorruption: The release of the dark shadow spirit Nocturne into the world has seemed to cause an entire city to fall to this, [[FallenHero reducing its brightest paragons to their inner demons]], and creating monsters fuelled by the endless ambition of their once-great Blade Queen.
* CreepyMortician: Undertaker Yorick buries not just graves, but every burdening secret the fallen city holds, taking a huge toll on his mind as a result.
* DealWithTheDevil: The once-great queen Lissandra was haunted by the Cursed Revenant Nocturne in her dreams, who whispered temptations of power and eternal life. When she betrayed her city by freeing him, [[GoneHorriblyRight she got]] [[AndIMustScream exactly what she]] [[JackassGenie was promised]], [[ApocalypseHow and then some]].
* FallenHero:
** Kayle was originally the [[TheParagon crowned Iron Inquisitor]] [[ThePaladin who stood for the brightest light against the darkness]], but following the city's collapse, her own internal darkness overcame her, and she turned against her sisters.
** Grey Warwick was once a human knight who pledged his life to the Blade Queen Lissandra. For this loyalty, she gave him a shard of [[{{Lunacy}} spectral moonlight]], one that's cursed him to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the depraved, bestial form he's in now]].
* GothicHorror: The twisted visual aesthetic of the line, which wouldn't look out of place in a "[[VideoGame/DarkSouls Souls]][[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} borne]]" [[Creator/FROMSoftware game]].
* PlagueDoctor: Black Scourge Singed heavily resembles one, but in the lore, he's more interested in ''[[DeadlyDoctor inducing]]'' [[MadScientist plagues]]. Specifically, it was his specialization in dreams that made Queen Lissandra susceptible to Nocturne's temptation, and following her corruption, he's turned to the craven arts to speed things up.
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[[folder:Pentakill]]
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[[caption-width-right:116:We are known as Pentakill, and we shall rock as no other.]]

In a world where heavy metal reigns supreme, Pentakill is Valoran's most famous metal band, the undisputed masters of melting the face right off your head.\\
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The band was originally just a skin theme line with a few blurbs of supplementary lore, but in 2014, Riot [[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalized]] [[VirtualCelebrity the band]] with an extensive collaborative lineup, featuring big metal names including [[Music/{{Dragonforce}} ZP Theart]], [[Music/{{JORN}} Jørn Lande]], [[Music/DreamTheater Derek Sherinian]], and [[Music/BattleBeast Noora Louhimo]]. Their first album, ''Smite and Ignite'', was released in 2014 that year, and a follow-up, ''Grasp of the Undying'', was released in 2017. The release of this album saw Pentakill surprise everyone and hit #1 on Metal charts during the month of its release.\\
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[[http://pentakill.leagueoflegends.com/ Their website can be found here]]. Also, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-mT9D4fdgQ a music video]] for "Mortal Reminder"!
->'''Champions in this line''': Karthus, Kayle, Mordekaiser, Olaf, Sona, Yorick
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For tropes on the music itself, see this page [[Music/{{Pentakill}} here.]]
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* AGoodNameForARockBand:
** Pentakill, natch. This extends to almost all of their song and album titles, named after items or abilities in the game.
** Their (fictional) tour dates for their 2017 ''Grasp of the Undying'' tour also listed some "support" bands at their locations, including such gems as "Noxtoraa", "Quadrakill", "Ice Witch", "Frostguard", "Dead Pool Down", and "Tiny Feet of Doom".
* AdaptationalHeroism: Karthus and Mordekaiser are part of the line, but at worst, their Pentakill versions [[ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic look scary, but are otherwise pretty harmless]].
* 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.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Mordekaiser in the "Mortal Reminder" music video is ''HUGE'', easily being fifty feet tall or taller. In fact, when he first appears him standing up in Poppy's workshop ''smashes'' the roof, and the roof itself is only up to his waist.
* BackToBackBadasses: Mordekaiser and Yorick in the "Mortal Reminder" music video.
* BaitAndSwitch:
** In the "Mortal Reminder" music video. Rumble is about to have a flower to Tristana, who he's known to have a crush on. When Pentakill Sona sensually emerges from a nearby haunted piano, he quickly switches, offering the flowers to her (before being blasted away by ThePowerOfRock).
** "Cull" starts off sounding like it's going to be a SurprisinglyGentleSong. And then they get going.
* BigRockEnding: "Mortal Reminder".
* BizarreInstrument: Olaf doesn't really play any drums in the "Mortal Reminder" music video, so much as he just hits a bunch of stones.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Karthus. Mordekaiser even quotes the trope verbatim in responnse to his drunken ClusterFBomb.
* TheChick:
** Sona subverts the trope; normally, the token chick in a FiveManBand is TheHeart that keeps the group together. Sona is easily one of the more violent members, she just [[CuteMute can't communicate it.]] Being asked in a Q&A why she [[BerserkButton requires no skill to play as]], resulted in a... [[ClusterFBomb profane rant]], but translated into morse code.[[labelnote:The full answer]]WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST FUCKING SAY ABOUT ME, YOU LITTLE TEENY BOPPER? ILL HAVE YOU KNOW I PLAY AT THE TOP TIERS IN SOLO QUEUE, AND IVE BEEN INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS SOLD OUT SHOWS FOR PENTAKILL, AND I HAVE OVER 300 CONFIRMED ASSISTS. I AM TRAINED IN ETWAHL WARFARE AND IM THE TOP SUPPORT IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS. YOU ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT JUST ANOTHER ASSIST.[[/labelnote]]
** In the interviews, it seems more like ''Mordekaiser'' of all people is the one trying to keep everyone together, while Olaf is the OnlySaneMan.
* DumbAndDrummer: Olaf isn't exactly dumb, but he's probably the most simple-minded member of the band.
* DynamicEntry: Each champion in the "Mortal Reminder" music video emerges in a manner appropriate for their champion/
** Karthus arrives with the initial storm, being the bands frontliner.
** Yorick is a zombie, so he rises from the ground.
** Sona is a musician as her base character, so she emerges from a piano.
** Mordekaiser is a revenant of metal, and he emerges from a forge.
** Olaf is a viking, and he lands from the sky in a lightning bolt.
** Kayle is an angelic Valkyrie, and she dives down from the sky.
* FallenAngel: A recurring motif among the band members. Karthus is described as singing with the voice of "a fallen angel made of freshly polished chrome and dynamite [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment that eats other dynamite]]," and as the band needed a female vocalist, Kayle came to the band as a ''literal'' angel of rock falling to the earth.
* IAmTheBand: Karthus, when drunk and angry, certainly thinks so.
-->'''Karthus''': I can't believe you $#*ing guys are going make me quit drinking. I mean, what would I do without booze, huh? You can't really expect me to do this sober!\\
'''Mordekaiser''': Karthus, you really have to see how you've contributed here. It isn't our fault you can't hold your liquor – you haven't got a stomach. Besides, you were going strong until you took those six hits off Sona's [[DoubleEntendre Oracle's Elixir]]. I could understand if you were the support, but that's just irresponsible. Tell him, Sona.\\
'''Sona''': [[TheVoiceless ...]]\\
'''Karthus''': Hey [[ClusterFBomb @#$& 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.
* InstrumentOfMurder: All of the Pentakill skins use their instruments as weapons.
* KayfabeMusic: Following their {{Defictionalization}}, the band has just grown from a cosmetic in-game skin theme to a full-blown [[VirtualCelebrity virtual band]] project. ''Smite and Ignite'' in particular debuted in Billboard's top 40, and "Mortal Reminder" took them straight to #1 on the [=iTunes=] metal charts.
* [[KickTheDog Kick The Yordle]]: Kayle kicks Teemo off of a giant stone pillar in the "Mortal Reminder" music video, but it's hard to tell if he's just in the way, since none of the members ever notice him.
* MetalHead: No pun intended for Mordekaiser, but he and Karthus both headbang in their dance emotes, and Kayle in her recall. Really, all of the skins invoke this in some way.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Largely subverted; Yorick gets EPIC and very audible bass lines in the songs; ''Lightbringer'', arguably their most popular song, opens with Yorick's bass. He even plays the bass line of ''Lightbringer'' in his dance emote, being the only band member that can actually play music in game. He's also the second member to appear in the "Mortal Reminder" music video, and plays a larger role than Sona, Olaf, and Kayle in it; he even gets a BackToBackBadasses moment with Mordekaiser. It is worth noting that he's never spoken in any interviews, though.
* NonIndicativeName: With the introduction of [[TheSixthRanger Kayle]] into the band, the name "Pentakill" seems like a slight misnomer. Perhaps "Hexakill" doesn't feel as punchy?
* OnlySaneMan: Somehow, ''[[TheBerserker Olaf]]'' is this in the interviews. Yes, even more than [[CuteMute Sona]].
* PetTheDog: Mordekaiser is said to be very protective of Sona as the most delicate member of Pentakill (three of them aren't technically alive, the fourth is a ruthless barbarian warrior, and the fifth is an armored battle-angel).
* PlagueMaster: Although none of his actual abilities reflect it, Mordekaiser is repeatedly mentioned in the backstory to be drawn to sources of plague and death. In fact, in case you're wondering how he got into music in the first place...
-->'''JP:''' Mordekaiser, you're an enigma both in and out of the arena. What draws you away from the Field of Justice to pursue this surprising side-project?\\
'''M:''' My fans. I am drawn to their disease.\\
'''JP:''' You mean their feverish love of this Techma-Tune music?\\
'''M:''' [[ThePigPen No.]]
* ThePowerOfRock: Uhh.... duh. The "Mortal Reminder" music video shows their music bringing havoc and rock to a small Yordle town, and all poor Teemo can do is watch.
* TheQuietOne: Yorick is this in the band, despite ''Sona'' being the mute one. Yorick himself has never given any interviews.
* RhymingWithItself: The song "Lightbringer" rhymes 'hope' with itself in the second verse.
* TheRoadie: Yorick's summonable ghouls [[MundaneUtility also serve as the band's roadies]]. In-game, they can be seen wearing spiked wristbands.
* RunningGag: Members of the band asking Sona to say something and Sona (predictably) responding [[CuteMute "..."]]
* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: While the band does a lot of collateral damage to the little Yordle town in "Mortal Reminder", they don't actually hurt anyone (Except maybe Teemo). Karthus in particular begins channeling a spell that looks like his ult is about to destroy everyone in town, and when it completes, the Yordles are just dressed in black and begin rocking to the music.
** This was also shown during their first album, as "Lightbrighter" is a song where the protagonist is bringing hope and peace. In fact, most of their songs are on the more hopeful and uplifting end.
* SirSwearsAlot: Karthus definitely has a habit of ClusterFBomb'ing while drunk.
* SixthRanger: Pentakill Kayle. The original FiveManBand of Pentakill was released between 2010 to 2012, whereas Pentakill Kayle joined the band in 2017. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking She's also not in a group-shot like the other five]], although her splash art does feature all of the other members in the background.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent:
** ''Smite and Ignite'' is a mostly PowerMetal[=/=]HeavyMetal album. "Hexcore" however, is an oddly [[IndustrialMetal industrial]] track that wouldn't sound that out of place on a Music/{{Kraftwerk}} album. And then there's ''Orb of Winter'', which is explained below.
** In the second album, "Hexcore MK-II" does the same thing, although it sounds more metal than the first "Hexcore".
** "The Prophecy" and "From Fire Reborn" are interlude tracks that don't feature any actual music, and are instead booming, [[SpokenWordInMusic spoken-word passages]] by Mordekaiser and Karthus, respectively. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They're also the only songs not named after an in-game item/ability]].
* SopranoAndGravel: The song "Frozen Heart" features the voices of both Karthus and Kayle.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Orb of Winter", which while still booming and grandiose, features less rock instrumentals and a lot more orchestra and ominous choir, almost like if Sona composed the whole thing.
* ThemeSongReveal: If you were listening to "Tear of the Goddess" through it's slightly-long intro sequence, and were expecting Karthus' voice, you were probably surprised when the angelic voice of Kayle came into your ears. [[FridgeBrilliance It makes sense]] when you realize the song is inspired by the story of Kayle and Morgana, and how their mother shed tears when they fought.
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[[folder:Pool Party]]
When summer comes around, it's nice to unwind and have a good time with friends. These skins are made for the sunny summer, and feature the champions enjoying time around the pool or at the beach. This is represented through quirky spell effects, such as explosions turning to water balloons, and swords turning into pool noodles.
->'''Champions in this line''': Caitlyn, Draven, Dr. Mundo, Fiora, Gangplank, Graves, Lee Sin, Leona, Lulu, Miss Fortune, Rek'Sai, Renekton, Taric, Zac, Ziggs, Zoe
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* BeachEpisode: Depicts the champions dressed for swimming, surfing, or just sunbathing.
* TheCameo: Several champions aren't featured in the line but feature in the backgrounds of splash arts, occasionally for a FunnyBackgroundEvent or two. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also]] [[JokeCharacter Urf]].
* TheComicallySerious: Renekton, the anthropomorphic crocodile, is a no-nonsense lifeguard who fights using a rescue board. Not exactly the guy you'd wanna get CPR from.
* EarlyBirdCameo: A blue, shorts-wearing Zac was featured in Pool Party Renekton's splash art two years before it was officially released as his own Pool Party skin.
* {{Fanservice}}: Surprisingly sparse. Some play it completely straight; Caitlyn, Fiora and Miss Fortune in particular are scantily clad in swimsuits, while Taric, Graves, and Gangplank proudly display their manly chests, but most of the skins are meant to be funny instead of sexy.
* FlowerInHerHair: Zoe has a large flower tucked into her hair while Leona has a sunflower.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Frequently happens in the splash arts, where other champions can be seen doing things like jumping off diving boards or chasing each other across the beach.
** Pool Party Ziggs' art has a funny ''foreground'' event, as Garen, Katarina, and Darius ([[GoKartingWithBowser yes, they're all in the same pool party]]) are making "OhCrap" [[ThisIsGonnaSuck faces]] as he's about to cannonball in the middle of them.
** Pool Party Graves' splash art appears to be capturing Ziggs' cannonball in his splash art, albeit at a much more distant angle.
** Pool Party Renekton's splash art is ''also'' capturing another Ziggs cannonball, also showing some characters on the diving boards, including [[MsFanservice Ahri]], [[FanDisservice Gragas]], [[VillainsOutShopping Kha'Zix]], and for some reason, ''[[JokeCharacter Urf]]''.
** Pool Party Leona's splash art features Lux being chased by Taric (''both'' of them doing a GirlyRun) on the left, while on the far right is Ezreal sitting and looking really unimpressed at the two.
** The full context of Pool Party Fiora's splash art is that she cut Tryndamere's foam sword in half with ''[[AbsurdlySharpBlade another]]'' [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon foam sword]]. Katarina, Darius, and Ashe are confused, but Garen's cheering her on.
** A subtle one in Pool Party Miss Fortune's art; [[BlindSeer Lee Sin]] is taking a picture of her, but appears to be holding his phone upside-down.
* GogglesDoNothing: Zoe has a pair on her forehead, but doesn't use them for anything.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A staple. Of course, they're still equally effective in gameplay.
** Fiora has a pool noodle instead of a sword.
** Mundo throws a ukulele instead of a cleaver.
** Caitlyn, Gangplank, Graves and Miss Fortune use water guns instead of their regular guns.
** Leona replaces her sword with a beach umbrella.
** Ziggs throws water balloons instead of explosives.
** Gangplank uses a spatula instead of his sword, and blows up [[SmashingWatermelons watermelons]] instead of barrels.
* MakingASplash: Many of them use water in place of their normal spell effects. Zac is actually made of water in this line instead of... whatever amorphous goo he actually is. His recall features him relaxing in a kiddie pool filled with himself.
-->'''Skin Description''': If a guy made of water jumps into a pool, does he become the pool? Or just... part of the pool? [[MindScrew Or does the pool become him? This is a very serious question]].
* RatedMForManly: Graves and Taric.
* SillinessSwitch: An exclusively comedic skin line for the summer.
* ThreateningShark: Rek'Sai, normally a Void monster, is depicted as a shark wearing water wings, and she rides a jet ski for her Homeguard animation. Her 'burrow' is depicted as if she's swimming through the ground, and a Jaws-esque theme plays when she senses someone with her Tremor Sense.
-->'''Skin Description''': [[GonnaNeedMoreX We're gonna need a bigger inflatable raft]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Graves and Taric. Taric's splash in particular is pretty much 60% man-chest.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pool Party Zoe has blue and watery hair, instead of her normal orange-shading-to-purple.
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[[folder:Prehistoric Hunters]]
Very simple skin line -- [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs, and those who hunt them]]. Originally conceived in celebration of the release of ''Film/JurassicWorld'', this skin line shares a universe with the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''-inspired Beast Hunter trio of Draven, Tryndamere, and Sejuani.\\
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The line is featured in the Riot-endorsed fan-made webcomic, "[[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/olaf-vs-everything Olaf vs. Everything]]" (despite Olaf not being part of the line).
->'''Champions in this line''': (Prehistoric) Anivia, Cho'Gath, Renekton, (Beast Hunter) Draven, Sejuani, Tryndamere, (Tribal) Ryze
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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The original inspiration.
** Cho'Gath is reminiscent of a TyrannosaurusRex.
** Anivia (a mythical bird in the main universe), is depicted as a pterosaur, complete with a jungle-esque egg for her passive.
* GiantFlyer: Anivia, which makes her resemble some sort of pterosaur.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The Beast Hunters. Prehistoric Cho'Gath's blurb points out that "there are no sane hunters."
* ItCanThink: Prehistoric Renekton is described as a rare intelligent beast, capable of erudite speech and wielding weapons. Unfortunately, he's not very friendly, and still poses a danger to hunters.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Much like his canon persona, Draven is an incorrigible showboat, though this proves to be ''much'' more dangerous in this universe, [[LethallyStupid with some of his own hunting partners dying due to his need for "dramatic tension."]]
* LizardFolk: Prehistoric Renekton seems to be a giant version of this, standing between a rampaging Cho'Gath and Anivia while protecting a group of tribesmen who stand in his shadow. He's noticeably different because, while Cho'Gath and Anivia are mostly animalistic with only a few decorations, Renekton is a dinosaur-humanoid warrior wielding a giant weapon and adorned in large armor.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Renekton appears as a giant half-breed, very similar in appearance to ancient crocodilians such as Sarcosuchus. He's also different from the others in that he's wearing armor and wielding a giant weapon, whereas Cho'Gath and Anivia are far more bestial.
* UnitsNotToScale: In their shared splash, Cho'Gath, Anivia, and Renekton dwarf the tiny humans watching their fight. In game, they're much smaller.
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[[folder:PROJECT]]
In a CyberPunk BadFuture version of Runeterra, ''far'' in the future where Hextech reigns supreme, a group called PROJECT has resurrected some champions through technology and turned them into combat-cyborgs. Eventually, those who could resist control banded together to form a resistance led by Ashe, to stop the inhumane experiments and war. Within the same universe are the Programs, more mechanized artificial intelligence versions of other champions.
->'''Champions in the PROJECT line''': Akali, Ashe, Ekko, Fiora, Irelia, Jhin, Jinx, Katarina, Leona, Lucian, Master Yi, Pyke, Vayne, Vi, Warwick, Yasuo, Zed
->'''Champions in the Program line''': (Program) Camille, [=LeBlanc=], Lissandra, Nami, Soraka, ([=iBlitzcrank=]) Blitzcrank
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* ArcSymbol: [[https://am-a.akamaihd.net/image?f=https://news-a.akamaihd.net/public/images/articles/2017/november/projectlearnmore/PROJECT_Icon.jpg The triangular PROJECT symbol]]. Players who initially purchased the skins through crafting got loading screen cards with the symbol on top of their champion, some having slight variations: [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/c/cb/Vi_PROJECTLoading_FirstStrike.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20171230213930 Vi's symbol is inverted and has wings]], while [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/5/5f/Jhin_PROJECTLoading_FirstStrike.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20171230033947 Jhin's is also inverted and integrates]] [[SkeletonMotif a skull design]].
* AdvertOverloadedFuture: From what we can see of the world in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB1XvMyEBNA videos]], artwork, and the Substructure 43 map, the world is packed with a lot of neon advertisements.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Varies between the Program champions, who are all AI. Program Lissandra is definitely this, having gone beyond her programming to become a world-conqueror. [=LeBlanc=] was advertised as just a diplomat-software avatar, but was secretly created to actually be a deceptive, infiltrating intelligence stealing information from various corporations. Camille murders any human who uses unauthorized technology, but that's just what she was programmed to do. Soraka, Nami, and iBlitzcrank were built as BenevolentAI, but their codes have since been infiltrated by Program (i.e. Lissandra), making their ultimate status uncertain.
-->'''Pulsefire Ezreal''': Quick question: Are you from the "robot rights" or "enslave humanity" part of the timeline?
* BenevolentAI: Program Soraka and Nami were respectively built to be a gentle support bot and an aquatic search-and-rescue bot, though while their behavior is mostly the same, Program Lissandra has secretly gotten a hold of their code [[AIIsACrapshoot and is causing their behavior to go erratic]]...
* BigBrotherIsWatchingYou: Lissandra was built to be an all-seeing security bot.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The fate of the PROJECT champions who haven't yet escaped. In their cinematic, Master Yi is rescued from some group trying to reprogram him.
* CanonWelding:
** Originally, the Program skins were meant to be its own line, but were then confirmed to be merged in a single timeline and written as such in their lore blurbs.
** {{Subverted|Trope}} with the Battlecast line. Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed a silhouette in the background of PROJECT: Katarina and Program Camille's splash arts that resembles Battlecast Vel'Koz, [[https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/XQo0E6jv-riot-skinline-transparency-with-the-evolution?comment=0004 but a Rioter officially confirmed]] that it wasn't supposed to be him, and that the [=PROJECT/Program=] and Battlecast universes are separate.
* CerebusSyndrome: From a nifty skin for Yasuo to a terrifying, {{Dystopia}}n BadFuture where technology will advance even if human minds and bodies are broken in the process.
* ComputerVirus: Vayne deems any Program she has to face up against "a virus," or at least [[AIIsACrapshoot faulty AI]].
* TheCracker: PROJECT: Jhin was originally this, but following a botched surgery, he became a killer for hire.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: As described by one of the line's visual designers, "In order to become PROJECT you have to surrender your humanity. The technology takes over your soul." These present champions, however, were mentally and psychologically strong enough to hang onto their personalities.
** This is most explicitly so with PROJECT: Jhin, who already became unhinged following his augmentation and turn to [[ProfessionalKiller mechanized killing for hire]], but he also feels the need to gain more high-clearance upgrades using tech from his victims, which has resulted in "[[SanitySlippage severe personality fragmentation]]."
** PROJECT: Jinx, Warwick, and Pyke of the "Outcasts" are still worse -- as scrapped, failed conversions, they have lost most of their humanity. ''Most'' of Pyke is holding together enough to direct his anger at PROJECT, but Warwick [[TranshumanTreachery wants to slaughter everything]] and Jinx may have become a vessel for the Program virus.
* CyberPunk: The entire theme of this AlternateUniverse, with many of the typical trappings: [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul cybernetic]] {{Transhumanism}}, LaResistance, [[MoralityKitchenSink moral ambiguity]], [[TheCracker hackers]], [[CyberPunkIsTechno epic synthesizer music]], neon lights striking against harsh shadows, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain bad weather]].
* CyberPunkIsTechno: The soundtrack for the entire world is full of futuristic-sounding synthesizers, mixing in inspiration from drumstep and sampled classical instruments.
* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: Wouldn't be a cyberpunk universe without it! Rain is heavily present in PROJECT: Jhin's splash art, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSGdN4hOiLc The Hunt]]", and the Substructure 43 map for the OVERCHARGE game mode.
* {{Cyborg}}: PROJECT champions are either this or full robot. It's been left somewhat ambiguous how much of their original human bodies still exist.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Most of [=G/NETIC=] is comprised of former members of PROJECT, including Ashe, Fiora, Yasuo, Lucian, Leona, and Yi. Zed is still a part of PROJECT, and Katarina left [=G/NETIC=] to return to PROJECT after a confrontation with Ashe.
* DiseaseBleach: Every champion in the PROJECT line has white hair.
* EnergyWeapon: The line loves these: Yi uses a "hyperlight alpha blade," Leona uses a "mounted ion charge shield," Lucian wields "dual ion-core Lightcaster pistols," Yasuo uses a blade coated with plasma, etc.
* EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture: The Program line, who are [[FemBot all female champions]], have curvy and sleek lines, while [[IProduct iBlitzcrank]] is bulkier but still simple, smooth, and white.
* KillerRobot: Program Camille, designed to locate and assassinate any human trying to utilize unauthorized technology, and has currently been weaponized to fight [=G/NETIC=].
* LaResistance: Ashe leads a group called [=G/NETIC=] to free the victims of PROJECT and use their adaptations to protect humanity. Not all the champions are on board, however; Jhin and Zed never signed on, Katarina was a member but returned to PROJECT, and Vayne is a WildCard fighting evil her own way.
* {{Magitek}}: PROJECT's cybernetic augmentations are heavily implied to be based on a much more advanced form of Hextech.
* MegaCorp: PROJECT is one of these, specializing in {{Transhuman}} augmentation and CorporateWarfare.
* MundaneUtility: iBlitzcrank is a mass-produced household assistant robot. It remains to be seen whether that's going to be a good idea, as a security update has left them corrupted by Program.
* NonIndicativeName: The PROJECT title comes from the MegaCorp that caused the enhancements to most of its champions, but it still carries to several champions who have defected from it (including the members of [=G/NETIC=]), or don't seem to have any direct connection to them whatsoever (Ekko is just a hacker picked up to help [=G/NETIC=], Jhin was augmented from the black market, and Vi is simply a Central detective).
* PlayfulHacker: PROJECT: Ekko, a hacking prodigy from the lower sectors, who was picked up by Ashe for [=G/NETIC=] to help take down PROJECT. Apparently, [[JumpedAtTheCall he didn't need that much convincing to join in]].
* RobotGirl: Program Camille, Lissandra, and Soraka are based on female champions, and all have distinctly feminine features.
* {{Transhuman}}: PROJECT believes that through their augmentations, they can tap into a supernatural link between between the physical body, technology, and spiritual energy, possibly to [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcend the human plane]]. Unfortunately, this [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul forces you to surrender your humanity and soul]], and upon realizing the cost of human life PROJECT's ambitions are consuming, Ashe defected from them and started [[LaResistance G/NETIC]], fighting to freeing other Initiatives and to tear down the whole organization.
* WildCard: The three "HUNTERS" of the PROJECT line, Jhin, Vayne, and Vi. Jhin is a [[ProfessionalKiller hitman for hire]] with a dark vision for both PROJECT ''and'' humanity, Vayne is a vigilante fighting against PROJECT, but isn't connected to [=G/NETIC=], and Vi is simply a cop looking to protect the peace, currently hunting down the both of them.
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[[folder:Pulsefire]]
Set in a dystopian timeline of Post-Cog Era Piltover, {{Magitek}} has evolved to the point where long-distance TimeTravel is possible, with [[TimePolice Remembrancer police force]] sent to stop those attempting to break history, taking their technology along for the ride.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Pulsefire) Caitlyn, Ezreal, Riven, Shen, Twisted Fate, (Praetorian) Fiddlesticks, Graves
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* TheAssimilator: Praetorian Fiddlesticks is only a single unit in an endless horde, one who specializes in assimilating all technology across the multiverse, [[KillerRobot eradicating life in the process]].
* BadFuture: [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness As initially conceived]], Pulsefire Ezreal was a slightly older Ez who accidentally blundered into one of these and returned (with a futuristic suit of armor) to the present timeline to avert it. After the rework, the Pulsefire future does not seem to be particularly bad or good.
* CanonWelding: According to this timeline (which is almost certainly non-canon, [[JustForFun but just roll with it]]), all of the [[AlternateUniverse alternate]] [[AlternateTimeline skin lines]] exist in the same plane of reality, and are merely separated through timelines.
* {{Dystopia}}: The Pulsefire future is described to be "dystopian," though to what extent has yet to be seen. That said, one of Pulsefire Caitlyn's jokes has her note if her gun is faulty, [[ShoutOut it should be sent to]] [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour the Ministry of Love]].
* EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture: {{Downplayed|Trope}}; while not as sleek or monochrome as most examples, elements of this aesthetic are at the very least evoked in certain armor and weapon designs.
* GlowingEyes: Pulsefire champions in this line have piercing, electric-blue eyes.
* HordeOfAlienLocusts: The Praetorians, unleashed across the multiverse from tears in the spacetime continuum, are a horde of completely alien robots whose programming are unlike anything from the past, present, and future, focused on destroying everything living in their path.
* KillerRobot: The Praetorians -- [[TheDreaded the Remembrancers' worst fears fully realized]] -- are a horde of marauding robot troops who have emerged from tears in spacetime, destroying everything in sight and assimilating all technology in the multiverse.
* NoodleIncident: Ezreal has hopped all across the timestreams and has history with various universes. Several one-off interactions with champions using alternate universe skins have him mention past exploits, including:
** He did something in the [[WinterWarfare Arctic Ops universe]] that warranted him sending an apology letter to High Command.
** He stole an evil demon mask from the [[{{Lunacy}} Blood]] [[{{Wutai}} Moon universe]].
** He caught the attention of [[CosmicEntity Cosmic Entities]] from the Event Horizon universe due to him apparently ''destroying multiple universes'' (implied to be due to his {{Temporal Paradox}}es). He doesn't deny it, but he swears it was an accident.
** He has both action figures of characters from the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha Super Galaxy]] universe and parts of their actual robots.
** He did something to the Vandals/"nuclear apocalypse gang" from the [[TheApunkalypse Road Warrior]] universe that has drawn their ire when he encounters them.
** When encountering a Warring Kingdoms champion (from the Lunar Revel universe), Ezreal denies causing the kingdoms to go to war... [[DistinctionWithoutADifference though he admits he possibly helped]].
** The last time he was in the [[WeirdWest High Noon]] universe, he was "almost eaten by a cowboy demon. [[SarcasmMode Good times.]]"
** After scoring an ace, he occasionally claims to have once fought against dinosaurs from an unspecified universe.
** While he isn't stated to be directly involved, he has this curious line for encountering a [[HumongousMecha Mecha]] champion:
--->'''Ezreal''': So cool! I haven't seen one of these things since the {{Robot War}}s that killed everybody!
* StarfishLanguage: Just to really emphasize [[HordeOfAlienLocusts the truly alien nature of]] [[KillerRobot the Praetorians]], their voices are entirely replaced with incredibly garbled, almost synthetic-sounding noises.
* TemporalParadox: The potential risk of Ezreal's exploits. In-game, Caitlyn has lines when she kills a regular Caitlyn, wondering if she may have accidentally caused one of these.
-->'''Pulsefire Ezreal''': ''(running into another Ezreal)'' "[[ShoutOut Paradoxes...]] [[CallBack I hate]] [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade those guys!]]"
* TimePolice:
** The Remembrancers, of which Caitlyn is one as a chrono-enforcer, sent to hunt down those who attempt to break the boundaries of time itself.
** While not a formal officer, Riven fills a similar role as worshipper of temporal purity, one who hunts down those who seek to manipulate it in their favor.
* TimeTravel: The basis of the line, with everyone hopping through time and dimensions under [[EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture sleek, futuristic aesthetics]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rift Quest]]
A collection of lower-priced skins, for the financially savvy, this skin line represents champions as if they were traditional TabletopRPG characters from games such as ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' or ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''. As such, many of them take on completely different appearances or roles, and they have very old-fashioned-fantasy-esque names and titles appropriate to their roles in their respective parties.\\
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The line is featured in the Riot-endorsed fan-made webcomic, "[[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/crystal-quest Crystal Quest]]".
->'''Champions in this line''': (Barbarian) Sion, (Bard) Bard, Braum (Lionheart), (Nottingham) Ezreal, (Rugged) Garen, Gragas (Caskbreaker), Jayce (Brighthammer), Karthus (Lightsbane), (Lord) Mordekaiser, (Demolisher) Nunu and Willump, Ryze (Whitebeard), Varus (Swiftbolt), Veigar (Greybeard).
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: All the characters are based on a common {{Fantasy Character Class|es}}:
** [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Bard]] [[ShapedLikeItself Bard]], TheBard, who's managed to turn the ancient art of song into a "[[BrownNote reality-altering weapon of death]]".
** Braum Lionheart, [[KnightInShiningArmor the Knight]].
** Rugged Garen (also known as "Handsome Garen"), the Warrior.
** Demolisher Nunu and Willump, the Soldiers.
** Nottingham Ezreal, [[BrickJoke handsome Rogue-Paladin Elf]].
** Gragas Caskbreaker, [[TheMedic the Cleric]], though he's new to Rift Quest and prefers [[DrunkenMaster drunkenly fighting dragons]], for better or for worse.
** Jayce Brighthammer, ThePaladin, who has inexplicably mastered both science and engineering.
** Karthus Lightsbane, the {{Necromancer}}, making the rest of his party highly suspicious that he'll betray them, especially since it's not against the rules.
** Sejuani Dawnchaser, the [[TheBeastmaster Beast]] [[MountedCombat Rider]].
** Ryze Whitebeard, [[BlackMage the Wizard]].
** Varus Swiftbolt, [[ArcherArchetype the Archer]].
** Veigar Greybeard, [[BlackMage the Black Wizard]].
** Barbarian Sion, [[TheBerserker the Barbarian]].
** Lord Mordekaiser, [[BlackKnight the Dark Paladin]].
* AscendedFanon: In-Universe. Rugged Garen was an NPC created by Braum, but the real Garen liked it so much that he adopted the look of the NPC.
* AsideGlance: Both Braum and Varus give one to the player in their shared splash.
* TheBerserker: Sion ''constantly'' ignores his teammates and [[AttackAttackAttack dies after entering battle]]. At this point, he's given up on trying to write bios for new characters, with his latest Barbarian's backstory being "Is a barbarian."
* BlackKnight: Lord Mordekaiser, recognized as a controversial Dark Paladin class, seen InUniverse as a GameBreaker ever since his inclusion via Rift Quest expansion. Players have also been trying to desperately search for his secret, redeeming tragic backstory, [[WrongGenreSavvy but so far he's just content]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk with killing them over and over again]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first wave (containing Braum, Gragas, Varus, and Ryze) was initially a set of generic fantasy-RPG-style skins that didn't have the term "Rift Quest" associated with them. In fact, their [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-release/journey-thy-golden-mustache promotional blurb]] has Braum read out that they're playing "Castles and Cows: Journey to Thy Golden Mustache."
* GameMaster: According to the [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-release/journey-thy-golden-mustache first skin wave's promotional blurb]], Braum serves as the in-universe, out-of-game narrator of his session with Varus, Gragas, and Ryze. Sejuani appears to be this in her session with Jayce, Bard, and Karthus [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-release/attack-demon-poros in their blurb as well]].
* HiddenVillain: Veigar Greybeard is supposed to be this, starting off as a suspiciously helpful wizard, but turning out to be the true villain of Rift Quest. The in-game description explains [[LateArrivalSpoiler this should be obvious for veterans]], but shouldn't be spoiled for newcomers.
* TheMagnificent: They all have a sobriquet.
* OnlySaneMan: Varus in the first blurb, Sejuani in the second.
* OrnamentalWeapon: In a few minor {{Easter Egg}}s, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/6yd9bp/the_adventurers_pack_a_list_of_easter_eggs_with/ some of the in-game character models contain items]] that can be purchased in-game, and are present whether you've technically bought them or not (most of them fitting typical builds fairly well):
** Bard Bard has a Spellthief's Edge tucked into his belt.
** Braum Lionheart is wearing a Glacial Shroud on his chest and has a Guardian's Horn on his hip.
** Gragas Caskbreaker has an Amplifying Tome on his hip, and he's wearing a Giant's Belt like a sash.
** Jayce Brighthammer wears both a Chalice of Harmony and a Refillable Potion on the back of his belt.
** Karthus Lightsbane's staff appears to be none other than a Rod of Ages.
** Ryze Whitebeard is wearing a Wooglet's Witchcap, has a Mana Potion and Netherstride Grimoire (this item no longer exists) on his hip, and the scroll on his back is wrapped around a Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
** Sejuani Dawnchaser has two Doran's Shields on Bristle's haunches.
** Varus Swiftbolt wears a wrecked B.F. Sword on his back.
* PlayerArchetypes:
** TheRoleplayer:
*** Braum, who gets really involved in his game of "Castles and Cows" (which he might just have made up), and immediately goes on weird tangents acting out his scenarios.
*** Ryze also slightly dips into this, if only to play as a character that's essentially himself, but with a NiceHat and [[WizardBeard white beard]].
*** Sejuani is trying to be this, but she has to deal with her [[TheLoonie loonie]] allies and reminding them to stay focused, also turning her into TheRealMan. Her in-game description lists her as "Sadly not the most careful roleplayer, she's on her fourth dire lion this campaign."
** TheLoonie:
*** Gragas' immediate question after being assigned a Cleric role is "Can I get drunk?" He also immediately charges a dragon upon Braum first describing it, only to then pass out.
*** Jayce also has a problem [[LargeHam dramatically]] hitting everything with an Acceleration Gate and Hyper Charge... which according to Sejuani is him ''failing'' to stay in character.
*** Bard is also this, writing a song of their adventures and asking if certain events should be included. He also finds the demon poros scary, asking Sejuani to change them to candy poros.
* RocksFallEveryoneDies: Said word-for-word by Sejuani in the second wave's promotional blurb. At that point, [[RageQuit she just gives up dealing with the other players]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Road Warrior]]
Taking place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the road warriors are champions-turned-fallout survivors partaking as vandals, raiders, and roadsters in the wild [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalyptic desert]].
->'''Champions in this line''': (Vandal) Brand, Gragas, Jax, Twitch, Vladimir, (Road Warrior) Miss Fortune, (Badlands Baron) Rumble, (Junkyard) Trundle, (Hyena) Warwick, (Ruthless) Pantheon
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* TheApunkalypse: The aesthetic of the line fits all of the criteria, from the vandals overrunning the wasteland, to [[CoolBike the]] [[CoolCar vehicles]], to their [[HellBentForLeather slick fashion sense]].
* BadassDriver: The splashes depict nearly all the champions as this, with Miss Fortune, Twitch, Vladimir, and Warwick getting {{Cool Bike}}s, while Rumble and several other background drivers get equally [[CoolCar Cool Rides]].
* HellBentForLeather: Leather is present on majority of the champions' outfits, especially on the vandals. Yes, even [[WreathedInFlames Brand]].
* HiredGuns:
** Brand is a "problem-solver", useful for a wasteland full of problems. His prices are a little high for a glorified thug, but one can't deny the value of [[PlayingWithFire inherent pyrokinesis]].
** Miss Fortune is a lone rider who's gone through multiple jobs during her travels across the wasteland. Her current targets: Vladimir's Vandal gang, and she's more than happy to take them on.
* ILoveNuclearPower: It's directly stated that the [[ApocalypseHow apocalypse that created the wasteland]] was nuclear in nature, leaving some effects in the fallout. Twitch supposedly turned from a rat to [[NuclearNasty a more humanoid mutant due to nuclear radiation]], and Vladimir gained [[BloodMagic his blood-controlling powers]] [[ToxicWasteCanDoAnything from the same]].
-->'''Pulsefire Ezreal''': [[LampshadeHanging In hindsight, nuclear fission probably wasn't the best thing for Zaun to discover]].
* PostApunkalypticArmor: Junkyard Trundle is the self-proclaimed king of the wasteland's endless junk heaps, and has the shoddily-crafted but effective-looking getup to show for it.
* ScavengerWorld: Has light shades of it, mostly where Trundle is concerned. He rules a "kingdom" from the irradiated junk heaps, with his army of sycophantic thugs ready to ruthlessly beat down anyone who trespasses into his territory.
* ShoutOut: The entire skin line is a huge reference to [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalypse]] fiction, especially ''Film/MadMax''. Badlands Baron Rumble in specific is a huge evocation of [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Immortan Joe]], the reworked Ruthless Pantheon gives him [[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior Lord Humungus]] vibes and Hyena Warwick gains a few direct line drops:
-->'''Hyena Warwick''': [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Oh, what a day!]] [[MemeticMutation What a bloody day!]]
* WalkingTheEarth:
** Road Warrior Miss Fortune is an eternal wanderer, one who gets a job taking care of a problem with her own hands, [[ButNowIMustGo then moving onto the next one]].
** Vandal Jax, similar to his canon depiction, is a highway wanderer who challenges anyone he comes across using a [[TwoByFore 2x4 with rusty nails in it]]. [[TheDreaded The crushed skulls he's left behind has built him quite a reputation]].
* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Vandal Vladimir's skin description points out that with his newfound [[BloodyMurder control over the blood of living organisms]], he could cure the entire living population in the wasteland. Instead, he spends his time ransacking settlements with his biker gang. [[SkewedPriorities Priorities]].
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[[folder:Silver Age]]
A series taking place in an alternate Runeterra inspired by UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, featuring campy superheroes here to save the day and dastardly supervillains here to wreck it.
->'''Champions in the line''': (Cryocore) Brand, (Bioforge) Darius, (Infiltrator) Irelia, (Super) Kennen, Teemo, (Phoenix) Quinn, (Augmented) Singed, (Chemtech) Tryndamere, (Superb Villain) Veigar, (Feral) Warwick
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* AnIcePerson: Cryocore Brand is [[YinYangBomb a mixture of this]], PlayingWithFire, [[UnwillingRoboticisation mad]] [[{{Cyborg}} cybernetics]], and sheer militant brutality.
* CanonWelding: The "canon" between the two lines is pretty loose, but Super Kennen also features in the Toy Box universe, with his blurb and splash art depicting him as [[CoolToy an action figure]].
* CartoonishSupervillainy: [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Veigar]] gets this treatment as [[CardCarryingVillain a Superb Villain]], complete with a [[NiceHat top hat]], [[HighClassGlass monocle]], [[DastardlyWhiplash absurdly curly mustache]], and criminal empire at his disposal.
* ClassyCatBurglar: Infiltrator Irelia isn't up for world-threatening supervillainy, but she is nonetheless an extremely capable thief and spy who's managed to avoid detection thanks to her array of cracking devices and HardLight blades.
* HeelFaceTurn: Teemo was once a supervillain, before turning to the side of good and becoming a SupermanSubstitute.
* ILoveNuclearPower: Chemical science GoneHorriblyWrong resulted in the formation of not one, but ''four'' supervillains:
** Donald D. Darius, once a normal investment banker, was exposed to a cloud of fatal radioactive space gas, leading him to build a suit to contain the substance. However, it corrupted his mind, turning him into a brutal villain known as "Bioforge."
** The once mild-mannered Dr. Peter Singed, working in the dark corners of New Valoran, was transformed into a dastardly superhuman criminal thanks to a volatile chemical of his own creation.
** Singed's chemicals also resulted in the creation of Chemtech Tryndamere, who was experimented on and irrevocably changed by falling into a vat of the stuff into a monstrous half-cyborg fusion.
** The same chemicals ''also'' also formed Warwick, a henchman who was turned into a feral WolfMan after being bitten by a radioactive wolf, now serving as Singed's closest lackey.
* ThePhoenix: Phoenix Quinn and her trusty [[NonHumanSidekick literal-phoenix Valor]] are a crimefighting duo, cleaning up the streets of New Valoran with arrows and burning flames of justice.
* PoisonousPerson: Despite Teemo visually being a SupermanSubstitute, he still retains his poison powers, used to incapacitate foes and leaving them ready for incarceration.
* SuperheroesWearTights: Teemo's appearance is directly lifted from [[SupermanSubstitute a Superman-inspired "cape and tights" design archetype]], while Kennen gets a more [[MovieSuperheroesWearBlack modern dark grey outfit]] which looks to be made of some kind of FutureSpandex.
* UpUpAndAway: Both Kennen and Teemo do this pose with their respective speed boost abilities, with Teemo's sometimes getting a short jingle by a bugle.
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[[folder:Snowdown Showdown]]
A series of winter-themed skins, giving champions snowy, icy, or festive makeovers for the Time of Snowdown. Split into four distinct categories: the general festive Snowdown Showdown skins, the more casual and playful Snow Day skins, the whimsical and fancier Winter Wonder skins, and the commemorative [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames 2010 Winter Games]] skins.
->'''Champions in the Snowdown Showdown line''': (Re-Gifted) Amumu, (Santa) Braum, Draven, Gragas, (Snowmerdinger) Heimerdinger, (Ambitious Elf) Jinx, (Slay Belle) Katarina, (Reindeer) Kog'Maw, (Mistletoe) [=LeBlanc=], (Festive) Maokai, (Candy Cane) Miss Fortune, (Snow Bunny) Nidalee, (Workshop) Nunu and Willump, (Nutcracko) Shaco, (Silent Night) Sona, (Happy Elf) Teemo, (Earnest Elf) Tristana, (Bad Santa) Veigar, (Old Saint) Zilean\\
'''Champions in the Snow Day line''': Bard, Gnar, Graves, Malzahar, Singed, Syndra, Ziggs\\
'''Champions in the Winter Wonder line''': Karma, Lulu, Neeko, Orianna, Soraka, (Frostfire) Annie, (Frostblade) Irelia, (Frozen Prince) Mundo, (Snow Faun) Poppy, (Poro Rider) Sejuani, (Snowstorm) Sivir, (Ice King) Twitch, (Snow Man) Yi\\
'''Champions in the 2010 Winter Games line''': (Vancouver) Amumu, (Team Spirit) Anivia, (Ice Toboggan) Corki, (Union Jack) Fiddlesticks, (Festival) Kassadin, (The Mighty) Jax, (Whistler Village) Twitch, (Curling) Veigar
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* AnIcePerson: Virtually all the skins are given an ice or winter-themed aesthetic, with some of them having more snow or ice in their particle effects.
* BadSanta: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bad Santa Veigar]], who simply wants to blot out the holidays forever with his evil magic. Also, he only has a Naughty List.
* BadassSanta: Santa [[BloodKnight Draven]] himself can count, but he also has an... interesting idea of what Santa's like. He thinks having incredible hair and fashion sense, a body count in the Noxian fighting pits, and wielding flying axes makes him more or less the perfect Santa.
* ChristmasEpisode: Many of the general Snowdown Showdown skins that don't fit into any of the sub-themes are explicitly Christmas-themed.
* CreepyDoll: Winter Wonder Orianna takes away some of her [[UncannyValley normal creep factor]] by dressing her up cute, stylish winter gear... then proceeds to give some of it back by replacing her [[RobotGirl robot look]] with a wound-up mannequin aesthetic.
* MyNewGiftIsLame: Re-Gifted Amumu evokes this trope. [[ButtMonkey Poor guy can't catch a break]].
* NonIndicativeName: Snow Bunny [[JunglePrincess Nidalee]] still turns into a white cougar. Her skin description justifies this by saying she's a protector and surrogate Santa for many woodland critters, but still.
* UsefulNotes/OlympicGames: The Winter Games skins were made to commemorate the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. It's unclear if there will be any more Olympics-themed skins in the future.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
** Poros heavily feature in some of the skins, mainly Malzahar (who summons a bunch of poro/voidling hybrids), Sejuani (who rides a ''giant'' one) and Lulu (with Pix being a flying poro with wings). The lore of the Winter Wonder skin line is that many of its champions are from Winterland, ruled by the one and only Poro King himself.
** Bard replaces his Meeps with penguins, who have seen a large measure of promotional presence in event-exclusive cosmetics, including player icons and emotes.
** Gnar ramps up his usual cuteness factor by making him resemble a Siberian husky, even as Mega Gnar!
* SantaClaus: Braum, Draven, Gragas, Zilean, and Veigar have Santa-themed skins. Old Saint Zilean is the closest to a most traditional depiction (using [[TimeMaster time powers]] to instantly deliver presents notwithstanding), Santa Braum and Draven qualify for being {{Badass Santa}}s, Santa Gragas is a really FanDisservice-y depiction, and BadSanta Veigar is... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, a]] BadSanta.
* SexySantaDress: Many of the earliest female winter skins played up the {{Fanservice}} typical of that era of the game, most definitively Candy Cane Miss Fortune, but also present in others such as Slay Belle Katarina and Snow Bunny Nidalee. Later female winter skins have become a lot more modest.
* ShoutOut: The hockey-themed "The Mighty Jax" skin is a blatant reference to the ''Film/TheMightyDucks''. The skin description even speculates that "he used to be a defense attorney, but nobody knows for certain."
* SillinessSwitch: A bunch of the skins give many of the more intimidating champions a bit of levity, whether they be replacing a tusked boar with a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter giant poro]], or replacing orbs of dark energy with ''[[SnowballFight snowballs]]''.
* SnowballFight: The cozy theme behind the Snow Day line, with champions like Ziggs and Syndra having their particle effects replaced with snowballs.
* {{Snowlems}}:
** Snowmerdinger is based on the ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' variety, having been brought to life by a magic hat. [[{{Dissimile}} He still has his ingenuity for science and engineering]].
** Snow Man Yi is a similar case, originally a snowman brought to life by the Poro King with aspirations of valiant knighthood, out to fight the invading Ice King Twitch.
* SoreLoser: According to her skin description, Team Spirit Anivia is ironically one of these, as she's been known to freeze the exits to locker rooms (and the judges and referees) and fire icicles at her teammates when they lose.
* TheUsurper: Ice King Twitch's goal. Originally just a vile, isolated creature with delusions of grandeur, his jealousy of the Winterlands prompted him to begin an invasion to usurp the Poro King, corrupting any enemies in his way with his icy curse.
* VillainsOutShopping: Explicitly pointed out in the descriptions for Singed, Syndra, and Malzahar. Who says deranged chemists, power-mad mages, and prophets of doom can't enjoy a snowy day off?
* WickedToymaker: Ambitious Elf Jinx wants to be the greatest Santa there was, and is a master toymaker, but her problem is that [[MyLittlePanzer a lot of her toys could be classified as weapons]]. Such is the price to pay for ambition, apparently.
* YouMeanXmas: Instead of Christmas, Valoran celebrates the "Day of Snowdown," commemorating the end of the year and passing into the next. Celebrating it is so universal that [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying it even lasted through the catastrophic Rune Wars]].
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[[folder:Soccer Cup]]
Let the games begin! Made in commemoration of the UsefulNotes/FIFAWorldCup every four years, the Soccer Cup/Legends of the Field line features champions dressed for a nice game of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football/soccer]].
->'''Champions in this line''': (All-Star) Akali, (Sweeper) Alistar, Rammus, (Goalkeeper) Blitzcrank, Maokai, (Striker) Ezreal, (Superfan) Gragas, (Red Card) Katarina, Twisted Fate, (Playmaker) Lee Sin, (Striker) Lucian
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* BeTheBall: Sweeper Rammus is styled after a (spiked!) soccer ball, which suits his RollingAttack quite nicely. The trope name also makes up the entirety of the skin's lore blurb.
* ImprobableSportsSkills: The champions are implied to still have their powers while on the playing field, so it's safe to say this happens. Amusingly {{Deconstructed}} with Striker Ezreal, as he's gotten in trouble with the oversight committee due to several teleportation-related fouls.
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[[folder:Star Guardian]]
A very {{Animesque}} theme, of magic, sparkles, improbable hair colors, and short skirts, comprising of young [[MagicalGirlWarrior magical warriors]] chosen by the light of the stars to fight against the darkness of the universe.\\
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Their supplementary website can be found [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/star-guardian/ here]], as can their two [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oorajmbSJUM music]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lx_1kgEjOk videos!]]
->'''Champions in the main Star Guardian line''': Ahri, Ezreal, Janna, Jinx, Lulu, Lux, Miss Fortune, Neeko, Poppy, Rakan, Soraka, Syndra, Xayah, Zoe\\
'''Champions in the Pajama Guardian line''': Ezreal, Lulu, Lux, Miss Fortune, Soraka
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Jinx's villainous traits are greatly softened down in this line, making her less of an insane TerroristWithoutACause and more of slacking PunchClockHero. Syndra is a borderline case, as while [[TokenEvilTeammate she's definitely the most suspicious of the Star Guardians]], she's still cooperating with her teammates, at least for now.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** Zoe in regular canon is an [[ImmortalImmaturity immature]] and [[GreatGazoo chaotic]] TricksterGod, but is very rarely malicious in her cosmic activities, making it a stretch to call her "evil". Conversely, Star Guardian Zoe [[ChaosIsEvil desires to spread chaos instead of love]], and is outright seeking to destroy newer generations of the First Star's chosen.
** Xayah and Rakan are similarly morally ambiguous in canon, but here are on the side of overt villainy. [[DownplayedTrope However, unlike Zoe, this is only as a result of outside manipulation, and they currently each have their doubts in being turned against their friends]].
* AlphaBitch: ''Ahri'', who's on par with [[Film/MeanGirls Regina George]] in terms of ridiculously condescending sass. However, [[LovableAlphaBitch she's also described as a charismatic leader]] (which may or may not be helped by her [[CharmPerson charm magic]]), and it's implied part of this attitude is a defense mechanism in [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold being protective of]] [[ToughLove her "family,"]] having experienced losing past teammates in the line of duty and not wanting others to fall to the same fate.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Despite apparently not being Yordles ''per se'' (see PintSizedKid), Poppy and Lulu still have long pointy ears, as do Soraka and Janna, with the former three's ears also being covered with fur the same colour as their hair. Soraka still has digitigrade legs and a horn, [[https://am-a.akamaihd.net/image?f=https%3A%2F%2Funiverse-meeps.leagueoflegends.com%2Fv1%2Fassets%2Fimages%2Fstar01final.jpg even in her casual attire]], Ahri still has her nine tails, and Neeko has her giant lizard tail (even Xayah straight-up calls her a lizard).
* AnimalMotifs: Moreso than other Star Guardians, Zoe takes a bit of additional aesthetic influence from her familiar, [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods an octopus-looking creature named Ran]]. A few of her abilities are made to resemble and sound like [[MakingASplash dark waters]], and her homeguard "running" animation has her swim around through the air like a cephalopod.
* BattleCouple: [[OfficialCouple As always]], Xayah and Rakan are together as Star Guardians, before and [[UnholyMatrimony after their corruption]].
-->'''Xayah''': Ugh... I hate the forces of good.\\
'''Rakan''': I know what'll cheer you up!\\
'''Both''': Murdering the Star Guardians~!
* BigEater: Jinx and Poppy's first scene in "Starfall" has them scarfing down pancakes, seemingly to see who could eat the most. Jinx in general seems to be [[SweetTooth really fond of sweets]].
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: The no-nonsense Poppy views the universe as such, where either you're out to smash the dangers of the universe, or you're the danger getting smashed.
* BoldExplorer: Not quite as continent-jumping as in canon, but Ezreal here is still pretty adventurous and likes to show off with his [[FlashStep teleportation powers]] despite it constantly bringing back weird anomalies in the process.
* BookDumb: Jinx, the only Star Guardian whose favorite subject is listed as "none." In "Starfall", she also immediately loses interest in a flyer for camp she was given because it "has more than ten words and only one picture."
* BrokenPedestal: Part of Xayah and Rakan's turn to evil was them coming to the conclusion that the duty assigned by the First Star of protecting the universe from [[ChaosIsEvil chaos]] as a scam.
-->'''Xayah''': Enforcing order on a chaotic universe was never going to work. The First Star lied.
* ChaosIsEvil: [[BigBad Zoe is the most outright villainous character in the line]] despite being a Star Guardian herself, as she much prefers using her powers for spreading not love, but chaos.
* ChildhoodFriends: Lux and Jinx. While they currently have a lot of friction between them as Star Guardians, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they still undoubtedly trust in each other to show up in their time of need]].
* TheChosenMany: They are all courageous young people chosen to accept the power of a former Star Guardian.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Similar to her canon depiction, Lulu is really odd, and her quirkiness is often commented on. Despite being the youngest of the Star Guardians, she's uniquely able to directly communicate with the Starlight and does so like it's a close friend, but the cryptic nature of this makes her appear very eccentric and confusing among her friends.
* TheComicallySerious: Poppy, who doesn't take kindly to Lulu's foolishness or Jinx's rebellious nature.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Most of them.
* DarkerAndEdgier:
** More of a mood change than an aesthetic one, but the introduction of Ahri's team also introduced some [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]]-esque [[CerebusSyndrome darkness]], with the revelation that Star Guardians are destined to "burn," though [[ScrewDestiny Ahri is attempting to defy this]]. In contrast to Lux's much brighter and idealistic team, Ahri and Miss Fortune are veterans who have been hardened from losing previous teammates and aren't too thrilled by the concept of working together with another team, and [[TokenEvilTeammate Syndra is implied to hold some devious ulterior motives]].
** The outright aesthetic shift came with Zoe, Xayah, and Rakan, revealing the existence of [[PsychoRangers evil Star Guardians]], shrouded in a twisted mix of the typical bright sparkles and cosmic darkness.
* EnfantTerrible: Well, [[OlderThanTheyLook "enfant" in the]] [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld same way that]] [[ImmortalImmaturity she normally is]], but Star Guardian Zoe still resembles and acts like a preteen girl, and is the chaotic BigBad of the line.
* EyepatchOfPower: Unique to the skinline, Syndra gets a stylish eyepatch, one that denotes less cuteness and more of her serious veteran status.
* FallenHero: Zoe became an evil Star Guardian right off the bat, whereas Xayah and Rakan had to be [[ReforgedIntoAMinion killed and reforged by her]] to do the same.
* FiveManBand:
** For Lux's group:
--->TheLeader: Lux\\
TheLancer: Jinx\\
TheBigGuy: Poppy\\
TheSmartGuy: Janna\\
TheChick: Lulu
** For Ahri's group:
--->TheLeader: Ahri\\
TheLancer: Miss Fortune\\
TheBigGuy: Ezreal\\
TheSmartGuy: Syndra\\
TheChick: Soraka\\
SixthRanger: Neeko
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[https://i.imgur.com/yk8UtUT.jpg The group splash art for the Pajama Guardians]] features a few funny background details:
** On the bookshelf behind Soraka is a copy of ''[[https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a848028cf81e0834691357e/5a99afba0d9297b57e4d8c35/5b9c080d40ec9a552d3cfd23/1537832098218/Screenshot_2018-09-18+Universe+of+League+of+Legends.png?format=1500w The Storm and the Sabre]]'', that Bilgewater-themed [[ShipTease Garen X Katarina]] romance novel [[CallBack Odyssey Yasuo was previously caught reading]].
** She's a little blurry, but for whatever reason, Jinx can be barely seen standing outside the window behind Lux. Maybe she showed up really late for the party?
* GirlishPigtails: Jinx, Lux, and Poppy.
* GratuitousJapanese: All over the place, from the music videos, recorded with both English and Japanese versions, to the names of the Star Guardians' familiars.
* HeroesGoneFishing: The Pajama Guardian skins depict when a few of the guardians are off duty, cutting loose and simply having some fun. [[TheLancer Miss Fortune]], however, [[CrazyPrepared made sure to bring pajamas with gun holsters just in case something comes up]].
* HeroicSacrifice: The apparent destiny of all Star Guardians is to go out in a blaze of glory. Janna, who has served a long time, is stoically "[[YouCantFightFate awaiting her retirement,]]" whereas Ahri, who saw three of her team die, is in full ScrewDestiny mode.
* LastNameBasis: Miss Fortune only goes by "Sarah" amongst her friends. If you aren't one of them, it's "Miss Fortune" to you. By ''The Slumber Party Summoning'', though, [[DefrostingIceQueen she's started to warm up to Lux's gang]] and [[FirstNameBasis allows her to call her by her first name]].
* LaughablyEvil: While Zoe does get a somewhat creepier evil makeover as a Star Guardian, personality-wise, she's still [[GenkiGirl the same peppy]] and [[GreatGazoo chaotically goofy]] Zoe we've come to recognize. Rakan, even with his new voiceover as a corrupted Star Guardian, doesn't lose any of [[TheDitz his doofier elements]].
-->'''Rakan''': What was the plan again? Oh yeah! "Destroy hope, bring the second coming of darkness, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and get]] [[VillainsOutShopping some new]] [[TheDandy hair gel]]." I'm almost out.
* {{Leitmotif}}: When starting the game as one of the Star Guardians, a minimalist version of their team's respective theme song will play. For Lux's team, it's "Burning Bright", and for Ahri's team, it's "A New Horizon". For Neeko, Xayah, Rakan, and Zoe, it's "Light and Shadow".
* LesYay: Jinx seems to have an ambiguous "thing" of sorts for Lux, judging from her line "Lux even makes boring beautiful." During [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/pajama-party/ "The Slumber Party Summoning"]] as soon as she sees Ezreal is present she flatly states "Oh, he's here too," and when she tricks him into playing "Truth or Dare" she ''immediately'' asks him whether it's true that he has romantic intentions towards Lux before he even chooses between Truth and Dare.
* LighterAndSofter: This line of skins is ''pretty'', with bright colors and sparkles and beautiful special effects on all their spells.
* LoveRedeems: [[UnholyMatrimony Xayah and Rakan love each other]], but Rakan is more aware that they're both being manipulated by Zoe, and it's highly implied that his love for Xayah (who seems to have become disillusioned by the Star Guardian business) and desire to keep her safe is what allows him to preserve his conscience, quietly plotting to free her heart, even at the cost of his own.
* MagicalEye: Its exact significance is unknown, but Zoe's [[PurpleEyes purple left eye]] [[GlowingEyesOfDoom prominently glows]] during her recall and in her splash art.
* MagicalGirl: Their theme and general look wouldn't be out of place in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. Lux and Jinx even have a fractious dynamic similar to the one between Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars.
* MagicallyBindingContract: If Jinx is to be believed, they all had to sign a Star Guardian contract. The details of it haven't been explored, but given the already-prevalent ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]]'' influence in the line, [[FridgeHorror hopefully Jinx won't regret having not read it]].
* MinidressOfPower: Many of them have short skirts, just like the MagicalGirl shows they draw inspiration from. The exceptions to this are the tomboyish Jinx (who wears shorts), and the male Ezreal and Rakan (who both wear pants).
* MookFaceTurn: [[GameplayAndStorySegregation During gameplay]], one scenario can occur between Xayah and/or Rakan facing an enemy Zoe, where they realize what she's doing and are seeking payback.
* MysteriousWaif: Soraka is a mysterious Star Guardians from beyond the stars, with a connection to the Starlight similar to Lulu, but has yet to be fully understood. She's both the most soft-spoken of them all, and also [[WhiteMagicianGirl their most powerful healer]].
* MythologyGag: The short stories make a few nods to the canonical lore of the game:
** The camp everyone heads to in "Starfall" is Camp Targon, situated near Lake Lunari.
** In the same story, Miss Fortune coldly states she hates oranges, i.e. the TrademarkFavoriteFood of her canonical ArchEnemy, Gangplank. Moments later, Ezreal mock-salutes [[TheCaptain her]] with "Aye aye, captain."
** Ezreal shouts to Lux that his favorite light is starlight. Jinx assumes he was going to say "double rainbows."
** The definitive ShipTease between Ezreal and Lux is a direct reference to a [[ZigZaggingTrope possibly]] [[ShipSinking retconned-out]] ShipTease found in between them in canon.
** In "The Slumber Party Summoning", when asked to join in for a game of truth or dare, Ezreal chimes in with "Sounds dangerous, I'm in!"
* TheNicknamer: Jinx comes up with a few snarky nicknames for her friends, including "Shortstop" and "Shorty" for [[PintSizedKid Poppy]], and "Loopy" or "Bam Bam" for [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Lulu]].
* NonHumanSidekick: Almost all of the Star Guardians have one or more, described as {{Familiar}} spirits. These were given by the First Star to maintain order in the Star Guardians, with the "most orderly" like Lux or Poppy simply carrying magic weapons (technically, [[{{Retcon}} Lux was retroactively given one named Mimi]], who is apparently shy and hides in her staff, represented by [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/e/ee/Mimi_Ward.png/revision/latest?cb=20170809021119 her own ward skin]]). [[EquippableAlly Often times, they serve as the basis for their guardian's weaponry]], which occasionally results in imagery like [[GrievousHarmWithABody Neeko throwing out an explosive frog for her Blooming Burst]].
* TheOneGuy: [[{{Bishounen}} Ezreal]] and [[TheDandy Rakan]] are the only male members of their respective groups.
* PersonalityBloodTypes: [[ShownTheirWork Just to really show that the creators love]] MagicalGirl tropes, blood type is included in the character profiles.
* PinkHeroine: Lux and Ahri for their respective teams.
* PintSizedKid: Yordles apparently don't exist in this universe, with Lulu and Poppy having normal human skin. Their size differences are given a HandWave away by the Lulu simply being [[TokenMiniMoe the youngest]], and Poppy is short for her age, with Jinx often commenting on her height.
* RedOniBlueOni: Jinx is the Red to Lux's Blue (even though Lux's theme color is pink).
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Xayah and Rakan were slain by Zoe many years ago, who then resurrected them to serve as her underlings. Xayah is on board with the FaceHeelTurn, but Rakan knows [[MinionManipulatedIntoVillainy what Zoe is doing]] and is forging a plan to free Xayah from her [[HeroicSacrifice at the risk of losing his own self to darkness]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Most of them have a little familiar who hangs out with them and empowers their spells.
* RookieRedRanger: Lux is a little new to the business and is struggling to hold her team together.
* SailorSenshiSendUp: The Star Guardian skins are a blatant send-up to ''Sailor Moon'', with their frilly magical girl designs, cosmic-based powers, TransformationSequence recall animation, and how the champions are {{Ordinary High School Student}}s when off the clock. Lux in particular has the line, "In the name of Demacia, I will punish you!" even without the skin.
* ScrewDestiny: The Star Guardian in Starfall's Ghost Story chapter, who's implied to be Ahri.
* ShipTease: Apparently, somebody within Riot wasn't happy that the canonical Ezreal/Lux tease was [[AllLoveIsUnrequited halfway]]-[[ShipSinking zapped]], as their [[MeetCute first meeting]] in "Starfall" is almost immediately implies mutual feelings. It's only exacerbated with Ezreal's bio stating that "a certain pink-haired Guardian from another team has caught his attention," and [[https://www.artstation.com/artwork/3VGBD the 360 image of both teams fighting a giant Void monster]] features Lux staring back at him and [[CrushBlush blushing]].
* SixthRanger: Neeko was originally part of Ahri's team alongside Xayah and Rakan, before they were seemingly killed off by Zoe (and were later replaced with Syndra, Ezreal, and Soraka). [[NotQuiteDead It turns out she just went into hiding after being presumed dead]], and [[EleventhHourRanger has now returned to her friends and their new acquaintances in their time of need]].
* SlumberParty: The theme of the Pajama Guardian Variant skins, featuring a few of the girls ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and also]] [[TheOneGuy Ezreal]]) in cute onesies for a slumber party, hosted by Lux for a little R&R.
* SourSupporter: Jinx isn't thrilled about the Star Guardian business or using her powers for anything but her own interests, but she'll come through when it counts.
* StarPower: Didn't the name give it away? Their spell effects frequently feature cute stars and starry effects.
* TakeThatAudience: [[FanDisservice Star Guardian]] [[{{Squick}} Urgot]] has been an extremely popular fan suggestion for years, and as a result, a few champions in the line respond to enemy Urgots to confirm that it'll never happen.
-->'''Jinx''': ''(killing him)'' Sorry, Urgot! It's just a Star Guardian thing.\\
'''Ahri''': For the last time, the sparkles are for Star Guardians!\\
'''Xayah''': [[ShoutOut Stop trying to make Star Guardian happen,]] [[Film/MeanGirls it's not gonna happen.]]
* TeamMom: Janna. She's the oldest and most experienced Star Guardian, who just wants to see her team get along. Perhaps emphasized by her more... ahem... ''[[ImpossibleHourglassFigure mature]]'' physique.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Xayah has this to say if she's on the same team as a heroic Star Guardian:
-->'''Xayah''': [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe We're teaming up with the Star Guardians?!]] ''([[{{Familiar}} Saki]] chirps)'' "Just like old times"? Don't tell me you're enjoying this...
* TokenEvilTeammate: Syndra, a veteran Star Guardian with a MysteriousPast, serving as an advisor to Ahri's team. While she's able to steer them away from unforeseen danger, she's drawing a lot of suspicion from the team for her questionable motives and personal goals. The fact her proficiency is listed as "black magic" and that according to Xayah, she and [[BigBad Zoe]] have history together probably doesn't help.
* TokenMiniMoe: Lulu, the youngest of all the Star Guardians.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As to be expected from the {{Troperiffic}} character profiles, every Star Guardian has theirs listed:
** Ahri's is an ice cream sundae (cherry not optional!)
** Ezreal's is pizza.
** Janna's is [[SpotOfTea tea.]]
** Jinx's is curry.
** Lulu's are cupcakes.
** Lux's is cake.
** Miss Fortune's is shrimp tempura.
** Poppy's is okonomiyaki.
** Soraka's is cinnamon rolls.
** Syndra's is chocolate ganache cake.
* VirtualPaperDoll: On top of the Star Guardian universe being its own alternate skin line, ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment the line itself developed its own alternate skin line]]'' in the form of the Variant Pajama Guardians, featuring the same particle effects, recalls, and overall design aesthetics, just changing the outfits from MagicalGirlWarrior garb to pajamas for a casual SlumberParty (as part of their "Variant" status, owning one of the forms grants a 45% discount for the other).
* VitriolicBestBuds: Jinx to everyone else in the group. She's lazy, rebellious, reckless, and a little dim at times, which occasionally annoys the others, especially [[TheStoic Poppy]] and [[TheLeader Lux]]. Still, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they do have their moments of friendship and support]] mixed with the occasional ribbing, and [[LittleBrotherIsWatching she seems to genuinely get along with Lulu]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Blue, pink, red, green... Even Ezreal's natural blond hair has cyan highlights.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Most of the skins are at least a B. Jinx has the GirlishPigtails and {{Tsundere}}-esque attitude toward teamwork which would qualify her as Grade S.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Steel Valkyries]]
Set in a dystopian, galactic future scarred by war, criminals, bounty hunters, and mercenaries have filled the power vacuum, with the Valkyries and Dreadnovas armed and equipped with powerful exo-suits absolutely loaded with weaponry, ready to take their enemies on in the vastness of space.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Bullet Angel) Kai'Sa, (Aether Wing) Kayle, (Gun Goddess) Miss Fortune, (Blade Mistress) Morgana, (Dreadnova) Darius, Gangplank
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* BountyHunter: Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter, [[MythologyGag is also a bounty hunter in this timeline]], seeking revenge among the galaxy of thieves after she was shot and left for dead. Ironically enough, she's also the target of an increasingly large bounty, with 37 assassins, 14 exo-suit pilots, ''the entire galactic military'', and a ''[[PlanetDestroyer planet-cracking gun]]'' searching for her.
* ComputerVoice: Gun Goddess Miss Fortune's exo-suit features a [[BenevolentAI friendly AI]] named EXO that responds to her commands, resulting in some playful back-and-forth dialogue.
-->'''EXO''': Prepping for terrestrial combat.\\
'''Miss Fortune''': How terrestrial are we talking?\\
'''EXO''': Extremely!
* DefectorFromDecadence:
** Bullet Angel Kai'Sa was originally a lieutenant of the Royal Space Military who was the first to test out the experimental X01-Butterfly exo-suit. She loved it so much that [[SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear she bolted with the tech after her first mission with it]], becoming one of the galaxy's deadliest bounty hunters as a result.
** Gangplank won the war for the Royal Space Military using his battalion of experimental superweapons, only for him to leave and take the weapons with him, forming the interplanetary criminal network that would become the Dreadnova Corps.
* TheDreaded: Pretty much everyone in the line has built up some sort of reputation.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Despite]] [[SpaceOpera the setting]], EXO (the AI found with Gun Goddess Miss Fortune) occasionally speaks expressions in various foreign languages, such as "[[GratuitousJapanese Konnichi wa!]]"[[note]]"Hello!"[[/note]], "[[GratuitousGerman Danke für Ihre Kooperation]]"[[note]]"Thank you for your cooperation!"[[/note]], "[[GratuitousRussian Ruki Vverkh]]!"[[note]]"Hands up!"[[/note]], "Aṭlaqa n-nāra f-al-ḥufra"[[note]]Arabic for "Fire in the hole!"[[/note]].
-->'''EXO''': [[DissonantSerenity The horrors of war have made me psychologically unstable]].\\
'''Miss Fortune''': I don't think you're unstable.\\
'''EXO''': Why thank you. Gracias. Spasibo bolshoye. Shukran jazīlan. Danke schön. Arigatou gozaimasu.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Aether Wing Kayle is a terrifyingly extreme example, pursuing everyone in the line for varying crimes (albeit serious ones, from desertion to betraying the entire [[SpaceNavy RSM]]), and not only [[AllCrimesAreEqual are all her sentences death]], [[BloodKnight she will enjoy carrying them out]].
* OneManArmy: ''Oh yes.'' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qikR-i6k1RE Payback is a Goddess]]" features Gun Goddess Miss Fortune having a one-man battle against an enormous battleship firing endless missile barrages right at her... ''and winning.''
* SpaceNavy: The Royal Space Military appears to be this, but is primarily known for its defectors: Kai'Sa and Gangplank.
* SpaceOpera: The general theme of the line, with [[SpaceColdWar interplanetary civil wars]], {{Galactic Superpower}}s, and heavily-armed spacesuits for all!
* SpacePirate: Dreadnova Gangplank. Formerly [[FourStarBadass an admiral in the Royal Space Military]], he began a reign of terror after seizing blueprints of a former colleague's experimental superweapon and proliferating them. He instantly won the thousand-year civil war, defecting with his enormous battalion to form [[NebulousEvilOrganisation the Dreadnova Corps]].
* SpacePolice: Kayle is a "Justicar" of the Royal Space Military, hunting out criminals on their behalf with almost ComicBook/JudgeDredd-level brutality.
-->'''Kayle''': ''(at the start of the game)'' Attention, criminal element: I am Justicar Kayle of the Royal Space Military. ''[[PrepareToDie You will not leave this planet alive.]]''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Super Galaxy]]
A set of skins based off mecha anime, composed of champions of the Super Galaxy team to combat evil alien forces led by the immortal Spider Queen Elise.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Super Galaxy) Annie, Elise, Fizz, Gnar, Kindred, Nidalee, Rumble, Shyvana, (Neon Strike) Vi.
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* {{Animesque}}: The line is ''very'' flashy and colorful, codified by Super Galaxy Rumble, a very clear-cut homage to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' and other mecha anime.
* ArtifactTitle: Neon Strike Vi is retroactively the first skin in the Super Galaxy line, and so far, no other champion has received a Neon Strike skin. [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/community/q/its-your-turn-ask-riot According to]] WordOfGod, Super Galaxy and Neon Strike are two different but similar teams in the same universe, though any other members of Neon Strike have yet to be seen.
* BigBad: Super Galaxy Elise (also known as "The Spider Queen"), who [[NonIndicativeName despite the name]] is treated as the villain of the line, with her and her powerful mecha spider form leaving much of the Super Galaxy units defenseless in her web.
* TheCaptain: Shyvana is the current leader of the Super Galaxy squad, and one it definitely needs. Having been transferred from a different team, [[SurroundedByIdiots she often wonders if having to deal with them]] [[PunchClockHero is worth the salary bonus]].
* ChildProdigy:
** Annie is the youngest human to ever be named a Super Galaxy cadet, having proved herself after [[GadgeteerGenius creating an entire self-piloting mech from her teddy bear]].
** [[HumanPopsicle His age is a little vague]], but Gnar is still figuring out how to properly use a pistol. That doesn't stop him from being able to wallop you with Mecha-Gnar.
* TheDividual: Kindred is in this line, though interestingly, Lamb and Wolf are of separate origins but partnered up... [[PokeThePoodle mostly because Lamb owes Wolf him lunch from when they were cadets]], and he isn't letting her get away this time.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Neon Strike Vi precedes all of the other Super Galaxy skins, but was later considered part of the line's universe. While she definitely fits thematically and aesthetically, [[ArtifactTitle the "Neon Strike" title remains]], especially noticeable since no other champion has a "Neon Strike" skin.
* HotBlooded: Very prominent in not just Super Galaxy Rumble, but judging by his [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-release/super-galaxy-activate ad blurb]], Super Galaxy Fizz, ''[[UpToEleven who's even more so.]]''
-->'''Vi''': Guys, I could really use some help with this monster...wait, who is yelling?\\
'''Shyvana''': Listen, we’re working on it -- silence, space fish! We have to stop this abomination from destroying the city.\\
'''Fizz''': [[{{Kiai}} AAAAAAAAAAAA!]] [[ScreamingWarrior ALMOST AAAAAAAAA]] [[LargeHam DONE AAAAAAAAAAA!]]\\
'''Kindred''': We also want to yell. AAAAAAAAAAAAA!
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Robotic technology features prominently in a few skins: Super Galaxy Rumble gains a shiny and tricked-out MiniMecha, Gnar, Elise, Nidalee, and Shyvana get robotic makeovers during their transformations, and some companions (Fizz's shark, Tibbers, and Wolf) get the same treatment.
* ThreateningShark: Fizz is able to summon a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha mecha]] gigalodon from out of nowhere, something no other pilot or space fish can do... [[FridgeLogic or should do]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toy Box]]
A set of mostly cheaper skins, these skins represent toys from within Dino Gnar's toy box that take a life of their own when he's not around.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Moo Cow) Alistar, (Toy Soldier) Gangplank, (Dino) Gnar, (Super) Kennen, (Pug'Maw) Kog'Maw, (Grungy) Nunu and Willump, (Sewn Chaos) Orianna[[note]]Sewn Chaos Amumu and Blitzcrank were planned, but cancelled at the last minute[[/note]], (Ragdoll) Poppy, (Renektoy) Renekton.
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* CoolToy: Renektoy is likely the most successful of all the toys, being an unexpected must-have gift of the 1996 season. [[HilarityEnsues Shortages, online scalping, store aisle fist-fights, and mall stampedes ensued]].
* CreepyDoll: Sewn Chaos Orianna gives her an unsettling ragdoll makeover, and even the bravest children shy away from it.
* LivingToys: The concept behind most of the skin line, most of which are in the ownership of Dino Gnar (and/or if the Sewn Chaos Amumu/Blitzcrank splash art is to be believed, Annie).
* PreciousPuppy: Pug'Maw is [[CuteMonster Kog'Maw]] reskinned to resemble an alien, but UglyCute pug. The skin description lists him as a nine-month-old purebred pug who loves children and other pets, but might have a salivary problem and has eaten three action figures and a doll.
* PricelessMingVase: Referenced regarding Moo Cow Alistar, an incredibly rare and valuable variant of Alistar figurines whose mint versions that can go for several thousands at an auction. The fact one of them was submerged in a tub goes to show that [[WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings children don't deserve nice things]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:True Damage]]
After the worldwide success of K/DA, Akali made it her mission to recruit accomplished and up-and-coming artists to form a new supergroup: True Damage. Never before has a crew been comprised of such diverse talent, ranging from natural lyricists to renowned producers to legendary vocalists... all ready to disrupt the music industry.
->'''Champions in this line''': (True Damage) Akali, Ekko, Qiyana, Senna, Yasuo
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* AGoodNameForARockBand: Much like Pentakill and K/DA, True Damage gets its name from an in-game element.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Yasuo plugs his ''tachi'' into the sound console and uses it as yet another switch.
* DreamTeam: They are all talented rappers, singers, and producers at the very top of their game.
* ExecutiveMeddling[[invoked]]: Senna was previously stuck in a really bad record deal that took away much of her creative independence and seemingly ended her time in the spotlight before she returned as the lead of True Damage. Her splash art shows her burning up her previous contract, which was with "[[MythologyGag Thresh Records]]".
* TheFashionista: Qiyana, as shown by her Prestige skin being designed by none other than Louis Vuitton.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Averted. Senna and Akali rose to prominence on their own talents, and Qiyana joined the group to win her fame the hard way instead of coasting on her family's reputation.
* RenownedSelectiveMentor: Well, producer. Yasuo is one of the most sought-after collaborators in music, but he won't work with just anybody.
* SpicyLatina: Qiyana is the daughter of "Latin music royalty" but wants to be a ''franchise'' instead of just another a rising star in the music world.
* VaporWear: Prestige Qiyana has a jacket with a semi-sheer lace underlay covering her upper body -- and there's clearly nothing under it.
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[[folder:VS.]]

->''From nothing, there will always come two.''
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Since the dawn of time, the forces of chaos and order have been fighting for dominance, never having a resolution. But now, with their greatest fighters entering the battlefield, this is finally bound to change.\\
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Order vs. Chaos (2017) and Battle of the God-Kings (2018) serves as the basis for the VS. Event. Completing missions during the event for either Order or Chaos would grant rewards while also boosting the power of their side, with players on the winning side gaining another bonus. As of 2018, Chaos has won both events.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Nightbringer) Yasuo,(Dawnbringer) Riven, (God King) Darius, Garen.
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* AnimalMotifs: Darius is associated with wolves, and Garen with lions.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Nightbringer Yasuo and Dawnbringer Riven are personifications of Chaos and Order, respectively. The God-Kings refer to them as "honored ancestors" should they happen to meet on the Rift.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: Shared by both sides.
--> '''Riven[=/=]Yasuo''': [[NotSoDifferent There is no grey. Only light and dark.]]
* BothOrderAndChaosAreDangerous: Regardless of whether Order is "good" and Chaos is "evil," they're both frighteningly single-minded about their cause. It's clear that unfettered Chaos ''or'' Order would be bad for the rest of the world.
** It's explicitly pointed out that both God-Kings' view of the perfect world would have serious downsides. God-King Garen's world is peaceful and prosperous, but mostly in the ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' sense where [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill free will is nonexistent]], while God-King Darius offers freedom from all oppressors... in a world of ForeverWar that resembles ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' at its most grimdark.
* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Both Order and Chaos may be dangerous, but they also each have something legitimate to offer.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Of a sort. It's unclear what happened in the interim, but while Riven and Yasuo are [[AnthropomorphicPersonification cosmic entities]], Garen and Darius, their far-flung descendants, have become mortal to a degree.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Nightbringer Yasuo, not only in appearance (even when compared to Blood Moon Yasuo, which is quite demonic on its own), but also in his voicelines. And in the same vein, God King Darius.
* TheDarkSide: Nightbringer Yasuo, when he jokes, makes a reference to this.
--> '''Yasuo''': Come to the dark side. We have sugared confections.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous:
** Nightbringer Yasuo, though calling him "evil" is a little sketchy. Notably, getting his Steel Tempest's stacks makes him even more demonic, until he either loses or consumes the stacks.
** Interestingly enough, this also applies to Dawnbringer Riven (who, likewise, isn't truly evil or good)-- her SuperMode changes her appearance, making her less human-looking.
* FemaleAngelMaleDemon: Dawnbringer Riven and Nightbringer Yasuo, respectively. Averted with the God-Kings, who are both male.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: While they certainly have the ''aesthetics'' of good vs. evil, it's actually OrderVersusChaos, and BothSidesHaveAPoint. Out of universe, this was done so players don't feel pressured into supporting the "good" or "evil" side.
* LightEmUp: Dawnbringer Riven and God-King Garen, existing right in between LightIsGood and LightIsNotGood.
* MotiveDecay: [[https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/8wEL6vrT-what-are-garen-darius-in-relation-to-riven-yasuo-in-the-vs-universe?comment=0007 According to]] WordOfGod, the God Kings are the last descendants of the original Nightbringer Yasuo and Dawnbringer Riven, but have twisted their ancestors' motives to fit their own personal, mortal needs.
* MsFanservice[=/=]FanservicePack: Dawnbringer Riven, BIG time. While she was always pretty in [[UnkemptBeauty her own way]] in her base skin, this skin pulls out all stops. She's [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure bustier and curvier]], there's quite an empashis on her [[ShesGotLegs legs]], [[MaleGaze ass]] and [[HartmanHips hips]] with her stance, there's quite the [[CleavageWindow cleavage]] on her shirt below her armor, and both her shirt and armor don't [[SexyBacklessOutfit cover her back]].
* NotSoAboveItAll: Both God Kings, despite being well, [[GodEmperor them]], all their non-taunt emotes are just them screwing around with their pets.
* NotSoDifferent: A recurring trend with the opposing duos is playing off their [[{{Foil}} already-prominent similarities]] [[UpToEleven to the max]]. They're given similar (if not exact) voice lines, both having an urge to kill the other at the cost of everything else, and the champions chosen even have similar gameplay dynamics: Riven and Yasuo being manaless [[LightningBruiser skirmishers]] with [[RuleOfThree 3-hit Q's]] and high mobility, and Garen and Darius being [[MightyGlacier mighty juggernauts]] with prominent {{Spin Attack}}s and FinishingMove ultimates.
* OrderVersusChaos: Order is represented by Dawnbringer Riven and God King Garen, while Chaos is represented by Nightbringer Yasuo and God King Darius.
* PlayingWithFire[=/=]HellFire: Nightbringer Yasuo.
* PowerEchoes: Dawnbringer Riven, when she ults.
* PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep[=/=]EvilSoundsDeep: Nightbringer Yasuo, even when he already had a deep voice in his base skin, even though calling him "evil" is a stretch. Notably, when he ults, his voice gets [[UpToEleven even deeper]], turning completely demonic.
* ShipTease[=/=]FoeYay: There's quite a bit between Riven and Yasuo, which is, at the same time, ironic considering the champions themselves[[note]]Riven accidentally committed the crime Yasuo was blamed for[[/note]], but also certainly a nod towards those who ship them anyway. They can hear each other in their minds, many of their voicelines are exactly the same (or very, very similar), and also, in both the endings to the comic, they share quite [[HeldGaze the]] [[AntagonistInMourning moment]] before they end.
* SpinAttack: Dawnbringer Riven's third Q is a vertical version. Nightbringer Yasuo obviously still has this from his base skin, also.
* SuperMode: Dawnbringer Riven's ult. Just like her base skin, it makes her sword larger, but in this skin, her appearance also changes, becoming [[GoldenSuperMode all golden]] and vaguely fish-like, for some reason.
* VictoryIsBoring: Yasuo isn't happy to win since victory is an ending, and any ending is more in line with Order than Chaos. He's even more surprised to find himself ''becoming'' the new Order.
* WarriorPoet: Yasuo and Riven both quote lines from poems by Lord Byron when they kill each other.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Obviously not in game]], but when they kill each other in the endings to the comic, Chaos finds himself tamed by Order and Order realizes she has been corrupted by Chaos.
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[[folder:Wardens and Marauders]]
A set of two opposing, low-price skin lines, the Wardens and Marauders represent what would happen had the Rune War of Runeterra between the Protectorate and the Magelord Empire continued to persist, locked in an eternal battle for order and chaos.
->'''Champions in the Warden line''': Jax, Karma, Nautilus, Sivir
->'''Champions in the Marauder line''': Alistar, Ashe, Olaf, Warwick
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* TheAgeless: While there's little proof to back his claims, Jax is stated to be one of the very original Wardens before the fall of the Protectorate.
* AnimatedArmor: Warden Nautilus is this, having his soul bound to the armor to serve as a shock trooper. Few instances of this remain aside from him, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero with the method of his creation believed to be linked to the start of the cataclysmic Rune War]].
* BlackKnight: The Marauders not only look the part, but they --along with their ancestral Magelords-- were far more willing to experiment in the dark arts, resulting in bestial troops that otherwise defy all logic including [[ALoadOfBull Alistar]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Warwick]].
* KnightTemplar: While the Wardens heavily evoke a typical KnightInShiningArmor archetype, they were implied to be this, [[GoodIsNotSoft imposing a rigid and unforgiving set of law upon the land]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist done in an attempt to stop the rise of the Magelords, leading to the Rune War]].
* OrderVersusChaos: The Wardens and the Protectorate represent order and peace, while the Marauders and the Magelord Empire represent chaos and war. By the time they went to war, their rule was of a 50/50 split.
* TheRemnant: The Wardens and Marauders are descendants or direct remnants of the otherwise long-disbanded Protectorate and the Magelord Empire, both of which vanished into antiquity following the Rune War.
* TheSocialDarwinist: During its peak, the Magelord Empire had a harsh meritocratic approach to leadership similar to Noxus, split into warrior castes whose rises and falls were dictated by victory in battle. In the present day, remnants including Ashe and Olaf have instead simply chosen to rule through fear and the drive for [[BloodKnight glorious violence]].
* VestigialEmpire: Both the Protectorate and Magelord Empire are now a shell of their former selves following the Rune War. Conflict still exists between individual remnants of each, but the time of endless armies and militaristic warfare is over.
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[[folder:Worldbreaker]]
All that has a beginning, must have an end. This has been prophesied by ancient tribes, and to make sure of that, these beasts and goddess rose to bring a conclusion to those tales.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Worldbreaker) Hecarim, Nasus, Nautilus, Trundle, (Sun Goddess) Karma
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* ApocalypseHow: Each of the four worldbreakers does this in a different way. Nautilus creates massive tsunamis, Nasus consumes the world in fire, Trundle in ice, and Hecarim in darkness.
* BarrierMaiden: Sun Goddess Karma is all that stands between the four titans bringing on the apocalypse.
* {{Fanservice}}: Sun Goddess Karma is ''very'' skin-revealing.
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: The worldbreakers function very similarly, including being sealed, appearing in specific orders, and causing the apocalypse.
* {{Lunacy}}: When Sun Goddess Karma is overtaken by the moon, the worldbreakers rise.
* {{Mayincatec}}: More so than the Prehistoric line, there's a much larger Mesoamerican inspiration in the designs.
* PowerOfTheSun: Sun Goddess Karma, of course, the one in whom the sun rises and sets. In her splash art, she's in the process of spooling threads of sunlight into a basket she has with her to create a sunset.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Sun Goddess Karma is considered part of this line, despite not being beast-like or anything. It's justified, however, [[BarrierMaiden by her being the one that unseals the beasts when she's finally overtaken]].
* UnitsNotToScale: With the exception of Sun Goddess Karma, all the Worldbreakers are MASSIVE, even considering their "base" champions. In game, however, they're the same size as their bases.
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[[folder:World Championship]]
''League of Legends'' is one of the most successful e-sports around the world, and every year, Riot hosts two of the largest ''League'' tournaments for millions to watch to see who wins: the Mid-Season Invitational, and the ''League of Legends'' World Championship. The winning team of the World Championship is treated to a skin line commemorating their victory, with players being represented by their most preferred or definitive champions during their climb to the top.\\
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In addition, Riot releases Championship and Challenger/Conqueror skins during the World Championship and MSI, respectively. At the end of every season near the World Championship, players who reached Gold or higher in ranked are awarded to exclusive Victorious skins as well.
->'''Champions in the Championship line''': Riven, Thresh, Shyvana, Kalista, Zed, Ashe, Ryze\\
'''Champions in the Conqueror line''': (Challenger) Ahri, Nidalee, (Conqueror) Karma, Varus\\
'''Champions in the Victorious line''': Jarvan IV, Janna, Elise, Morgana, Sivir, Maokai, Graves\\
'''Fnatic''': Jarvan IV, Corki, Janna, Gragas, Karthus\\
'''Taipei Assassins''': (TPA) Nunu and Willump, Dr. Mundo, Shen, Ezreal, Orianna\\
'''SKT T1''': (First Wave) Jax, Lee Sin, Vayne, Zed, Zyra, (Second Wave) Alistar, Azir, Elise, Kalista, Renekton, Ryze, (Third Wave) Ekko, Jhin, Nami, Olaf, Syndra, Zac\\
'''Samsung White''': (SSW) Rengar, Singed, Talon, Thresh, Twitch\\
'''Samsung Galaxy''': (SSG) Ezreal, Gnar, Jarvan IV, Rakan, Taliyah, Xayah\\
'''Invictus Gaming''': (IG) Camille, Fiora, Irelia, Kai'Sa, [=LeBlanc=], Rakan
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* TheAce: SKT T1 has become famous for being one of the best ''League of Legends'' teams in the world, having won ''three World Championships'' since its formation. For specific players, as the in-game descriptions point out, Bang (Kalista and Jhin) has won two of them, Bengi (Lee Sin, Elise, and Olaf) and Faker (Zed, Ryze, and Syndra) have won all three.
* BattleCouple:
** Xayah and Rakan both got Samsung Galaxy skins, and as a bonus, as part of their recall passive, the two will pose together holding the World Cup.
** Sadly, only Rakan received an Invictus Gaming skin the following year as Jackylove -- the team's botlaner -- [[https://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback/wMtREd3z-pbe-bugs-feedback-thread-invictus-gaming-skins?comment=00040000 chose Kai'Sa over Xayah]].
* BigEater: SSG Gnar's recalls have him chowing down on food before returning to base. Mini Gnar passes out from finishing all the banana bunches, but Mega Gnar plows right through his ramen (served in the World Cup, no less!), and almost looks disappointed that there isn't any more.
* BlingOfWar: The Victorious skins are all pretty blinged-out, with white, gold, and blue all over.
* BodySushi: SKT T1 Nami in her recall animation ''[[ExaggeratedTrope is]]'' [[ExaggeratedTrope the sushi]], lounging on a rice platter like nigiri to take selfies before being taken back to base with giant chopsticks.
* FlippingTheTable: SKT T1 Olaf's recall has him do this as part of a particularly violent RageQuit.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Some of the older skins. TPA Mundo throws the worlds Trophy instead of a cleaver, TPA Ezreal shoots his magic from an oversized foam finger, and TPA Shen uses inflatable noisemakers instead of swords.
* SignatureScene: Starting from 2014, Riot has added references to famous moments surrounding the winning players in their respective skins. As well from 2015 onwards, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pVOpDM1djI they also get the]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8kXrBS-2Pk to act out their own recall animation as well]].
** SSW Twitch (representing Imp) has a recall where he rolls on the ground, referencing an [[MemeticMutation memetic]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhdvhF7EoT8 interview Imp had at Worlds 2014]], where he [[ItMakesSenseInContext expressed a desire to roll around in the grass at Seoul World Cup Stadium]].
** SSW Thresh (representing Mata) has a recall where he yanks out and holds up the World Cup trophy itself, representing Mata's title as MVP of Worlds 2014.
** SKT T1 Ryze (representing Faker) is initially based on his acted-out suggestion, but Riot decided to go the extra mile and had Ryze perform [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-mgeUuqFmw Faker's famously random on-stage roll during the Finals]].
* TheSixthRanger: Since 2015, a sixth champion is added to represent the backup player; an understudy to fill in for a player who, for whatever reason, can't play. Azir represented Easyhoon, the backup midlaner for Faker in 2015, and Zac represented Blank, SKT's substitute jungler in 2016.
* VSign: An adorable mid-air variant caps off SKT T1 Kalista's recall animation. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWc_TFWq91g Bang's initial submission]] had him more resemble doing [[https://youtu.be/t386OdgDcc8?t=113 the team's victory "T1" pose]], but for whatever reason, this would be changed to the VSign.
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Academy]]
At Valoran High, it's hard to fit in. When the lessons are about magic and history, some students just have a hard time paying attention. These skins depict champions as people in a High School, some as students and some as school faculty.\\
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The line is featured in the Riot-endorsed fan-made webcomic, "Academy Adventures", currently [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/academy-adventures-series-1 with]] [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/academy-adventures-series-2 three]] [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/academy-adventures-3 series]].
->'''Champions in this line''': (Professor) Ryze, (Headmaster) Fiora, (Academy) Ahri, Darius, Ekko, Vladimir
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* AlphaBitch: Ahri gives off these vibes, never really looking up from her phone when things go down.
* AxesAtSchool:
** Literally with Darius, maybe excused since it is a magical school. Amusingly enough, his weapon in-game appears to be a modified wooden baseball bat with an axe head.
** One comic directly addresses this, with Jinx being reprimanded for bringing weapons in class, [[LampshadeHanging leading her to ask why everyone else can]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Everyone ends up getting their items confiscated]], though Jinx gives the school ''a lot'' of vandalism for confiscating [[CompanionCube Fishbones]].
* BadassTeacher: Many teachers in the comics are champions who still have their canonical powers and aren't afraid [[MundaneUtility to use them for lessons]]. Bard as a band teacher, for example, is able to stop a noisy class using Tempered Fate. One comic shows that after school hours, Dr. Mundo does ''[[MaskedLuchador luchador]] [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestling]].''
* BeachEpisode: One of the comics has one, but thanks to a volleyball smacking into Ekko's Zero Drive, [[HilarityEnsues said beach ends up infested with]] {{Sea Monster}}s.
* BeeAfraid: One comic shows Darius being attacked by them, and [[IntoxicationEnsues he acts like he's on hallucinogens with all the stings]].
* BigManOnCampus: [[{{Hunk}} Taric]] is this in the comics, much to [[LovableAlphaBitch Ahri's]] [[GreenEyedMonster irritation]]. Her attempt at [[PlayingWithFire giving him "a foxfire makeover"]] doesn't reduce the amount of his admirers (and indeed [[ShirtlessScene might've actually increased it]]).
* TheCameo: The comic regularly features a lot of champions from other skin lines, mostly as brief {{Funny Background Event}}s.
* CrustyCaretaker: In the comics, Yorick is the school janitor, and he isn't afraid [[DisproportionateRetribution to sic his ghouls and the Maiden of the Mist on a bunch of students for causing a mess]].
* {{Delinquents}}: According to the announcement/in-game lore blurbs, Ahri, Ekko, Darius, and Vladimir were suspended from academy grounds due to varying levels of troublemaking:
** Ahri is [[PhoneaholicTeenager always on her cellphone]], [[UpToEleven even during disciplinary hearings about her always being on her cellphone]]. She also sticks gum in water fountains and uses charm magic on other students to do her assignments, as well as on staff members [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment during said disciplinary hearings about her always being on her phone]] to escape.
** Ekko illegally used the academy's chemistry and electronic equipment, vandalized the Athletics Department, [[MundaneUtility and split time streams to skip class]].
** Darius is just TheBully, shoving students into lockers, getting into fistfights during gym class, and [[AxesAtSchool bringing dangerous weapons to school.]]
** Vladimir is a snob, hiring students to do his assignments, [[EnemyEatsYourLunch eating another student's lunch]], and "putting a strain on the janitorial department after [[NoodleIncident 'that' incident," which involved large pools of "mysterious red liquid" on school property]].
* DodgeballIsHell: A few comics feature Valoran High's take on it, [[BloodSport featuring Trundle with a giant bat and Syndra with telekenetic powers]].
* FoodFight: The second series of the comic begins with one that involves quite a menagerie of champions.
* HighSchool: The theme of the skin line. The {{Troperiffic}} fanmade webcomic takes this concept and rolls with it, [[HighSchoolAU transplanting a wide pool of champions to fit the environment]].
* HighSchoolSweethearts: The comic depicts -- [[CrackShip of all people]] -- Malzahar and Rek'Sai as this, [[SickeninglySweethearts who are so inseparable]] they even beat out [[OfficialCouple Xayah and Rakan]] as prom king and queen.
* HotTeacher: [[MsFanservice Headmistress Fiora]], originally just a {{Fanservice}}-y Halloween skin, but was retroactively placed into the Academy lore to make her the school's actual headmistress.
* {{Joshikousei}}: Ahri, though technically her uniform is more inspired by Korean fashion than Japanese.
* NewTransferStudent: The comic features ''[[EldritchAbomination Rek'Sai]]'' [[AdorableAbomination as one]], one who doesn't make a lot of friends except with [[SickeninglySweethearts Malzahar]].
* PrincelyYoungMan: Academy Vladimir definitely gives off this vibe, helped by his "extreme snobbery" and being able to hire other students to finish his exams and attend his classes.
* SchoolNurse: While not officially considered part of the Academy line, [[HospitalHottie Nurse Akali]] serves as one in the comic. Vlad deliberately tries to get injured [[HelloNurse just to see her]], [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor but after a few days, she gets replaced with Surgeon Shen instead]].
* SchoolPlay: The comic features [[MadArtist Jhin]] staging one [[DisasterDominoes which doesn't go well]], though not particularly for the reasons you'd expect when [[PsychoForHire Jhin]] is involved.
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[[folder:Arcade]]
An alternate timeline where [[TrappedInTVLand "players" have been forcibly dragged into the Arcade World]], an amalgamation of retro arcade games filled with an army of rogue bosses led by Final Boss Veigar. Joined by some of the "native" in-game protagonists, our heroes have joined in a fight to vanquish the evil Battle Bosses of the game-verse, and to stop Final Boss Veigar from giving the world a final Game Over.

->'''Champions in the Arcade line''': (Arcade) Ahri, Caitlyn, Corki, Ezreal, Hecarim, Kai'Sa, Miss Fortune, Riven, Sona, (Demacia Vice) Garen, Lucian\\
'''Champions in the Battle Boss line''': (Battle Boss) Blitzcrank, Brand, Malzahar, Qiyana, Yasuo, Ziggs, (Final Boss) Veigar
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* TheAce: Most of the players are listed as being exceptionally talented gamers: Ezreal is a world-record-holding speedrunner, Miss Fortune has top scores in every ShootEmUp in existence, Sona beat Keyboard Solo 4's ultra solo mode on nightmare difficulty (which the devs admitted ''should not be possible''), and Ahri owns a 6-million-point score in the NintendoHard beat-em-up "Demacia Vice," earning her the title of "Queen of the Arcade." [[TheTeamNormal The only exception is Riven]], who's listed as a simple part-time arcade worker who plays dance simulators after hours, [[BadassNormal but that doesn't stop her from kicking ass like the rest]].
* AdaptationalHeroism: Unlike his canonical counterpart, Arcade Hecarim is the protagonist of a surprise fan-favorite 1978 arcade game, and joins the party as a hero.
* AdaptationalVillainy: By contrast, Blitzcrank and Ziggs are of the villainous Battle Bosses, and were even bosses in their native games before they were summoned by Veigar. Yasuo ''used'' to be the protagonist of his respective game, [[TheCorruption but was corrupted by Veigar]] [[FaceHeelTurn into becoming one of his servants]].
* ArcadeSounds: Naturally present in all the in-game skins.
* BigBad: Final Boss Veigar, [[TheNapoleon no pun intended]]. Originally "a mini-boss with a Napoleon complex," he managed to rip into the code of Arcade World to assemble an army of bosses to TakeOverTheWorld.
* TheChosenMany: Miss Fortune, Riven, and Sona were the first "real players" to arrive in the Arcade World, and have been dubbed the Holy Gaming Trinity, [[ChromaticArrangement the Goddesses of RGB]] destined to save the game.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: The in-universe fourth wall, thankfully. Much of the current mess started with Veigar uncovering the ability to mess with the game's code and TakeOverTheWorld, forcing the real players and other characters to stop him and his bosses on his own turf.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Veigar and Qiyana started off as a mini-boss and an NPC respectively, and have since grown to becoming major separate threats, each with aspirations of [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]].
* GamerChick: Of all the "real" players in the line, four out of five of them are women, all well-versed in gaming.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Ezreal, and presumably the other players, were forcibly transported into Arcade World by Veigar himself. Considering how they're champions, {{Challenge Gamer}}s and {{Speedrun}}ners in the real world, Veigar has likely made a terrible mistake.
* NoticeThis: Amusingly {{Parodied|Trope}} ''and'' played straight simultaneously with Arcade Caitlyn's ''Headshot'' indicator. In place of the usual visual indicator, the skin replaces it with a retro finger cursor pointing at enemies to click for CriticalHit damage.
* {{Retraux}}: As the title implies, the line is heavily inspired by colorful retro UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame aesthetics, taking influence from classic [[ShootEmUp shoot 'em ups]], to [[EasternRPG JRPGs]] to {{Fighting Game}}s, to even {{Pinball}} machines.
* SmugSuper: Much like her canon self, Battle Boss Qiyana has a ridiculously haughty attitude, but has the threatening power level to warrant it.
-->'''Qiyana''': I hear this game has a beautiful amazingly talented boss at the end, and her name is Qiyana.
* ThatOneBoss[[invoked]]: In-universe, Battle Boss Blitzcrank has quite a reputation for his [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall cheap mechanics, powerful attacks, and a massive health pool.]] Appropriately, Final Boss Veigar put him as the gatekeeper of his personal fortress, because Veigar hates fun.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: The scenario for Ahri, Ezreal, Miss Fortune, Riven, and Sona, who are regular players [[TrappedInTVLand forcibly brought into the "Arcade World."]] In fact, all of the "native" heroes and bosses come from different games, mostly thanks to Final Boss Veigar [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou ripping into the code of Arcade World]] to bring them there.
* UnexpectedCharacter: 2019's Arcade line was initially teased on the PBE with Arcade Caitlyn, Arcade Kai'Sa, Battle Boss Qiyana and Battle Boss Yasuo, who remained on the PBE for several weeks before it they were properly promoted with the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoqSJKqor6o "ULTRACOMBO" animation]]. At the very end of the trailer, Demacia Vice Garen and Lucian were unveiled, which while separate from this wave still showed there was more Arcade-relevant skins coming very soon.
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[[folder:Arclight]]
Once each millennium, an ancient, godlike entity of divine light descends from the heavens, choosing worthy warriors to be his will incarnate, to become immortal agents of the Arclight.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Arclight) Brand, Varus, Vayne, Vel'Koz, Yorick, (Justicar) Aatrox, Syndra
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* AdaptationalHeroism:
** Vel'Koz is portrayed as a literal divine {{God}} in this timeline, but one who bestows the power of the Arclight into his agents [[GodIsGood to fight the darkness of the world]].
** Varus is a not-quite-freed Darkin in canon but a holy warrior here.
** The Justicars are described as chiefs of the Arclight, embodiments of justice and order, but are represented by the villainous-in-canon Aatrox and Syndra.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Varus has darker skin and hair, especially compared to the extreme pallor of his canon appearance.
* TheChooserOfTheOne: In this line, Vel'Koz happens to be that "ancient, godlike entity of divine light" that [[TheChosenMany chooses those he deems worthy]] to be his agents.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** Arclight Varus, the first skin in the line, was originally based on his original lore (before it was updated to its current state since late 2017), canonically representing what he looked like after gaining power from The Pit and before it started [[TheCorruption corrupting him]]. With the inclusion of other skins in the line and skin descriptions, its plot has been completely changed.
** Similarly, prior to his 2018 VGU, Justicar Aatrox was meant to be an in-canon representation of how the armies he rallied together saw him. With his lore writing this element of his character out, the Justicar skin's setup was also changed.
* {{God}}: The unspeakably powerful yet sublime being of light energy is framed as this in the skinline's canon, and as it turns out, it's Arclight ''[[EldritchAbomination Vel'Koz]]''.
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: These skins have white, gold, and [[HeavenlyBlue various blues]] predominant in their palettes.
* HolyHandGrenade: The Arclight's [[LightEmUp powers of divine light]] were bestowed upon by a transcendental being of legend and myth, one who appears every millennium from the heavens to choose a new agent.
* {{Immortality}}: Arclight Yorick is specifically described to have this as part of his powers, which is presumably the case with the others.
* LightEmUp: Right in the title, giving champions a very bright makeover. Also crosses with HolyHandGrenade.
* LightIsGood[=/=]LightIsNotGood: Zigzags these tropes. While these characters are meant to serve Good, they can also be [[BlueAndOrangeMorality amoral]] or, as in the case of Brand, outright evil.
* VestigialEmpire: Yorick is described to once being a king before he was chosen by the Arclight, abandoning it to focus on enforcing the will of the divine. Unfortunately, he returned centuries later to find it having crumbled into ruins, and he took it with both sorrow and madness.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Thousands of years ago, Kegan Rodhe was the first to be chosen. The power eventually consumed the original man, leaving only his burning shell to walk the earth as Arclight Brand.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arctic Ops]]
A skin line taking place in an arctic, modern warfare setting, with soldiers of High Command decked out with specialized military technology.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Arctic Ops) Gragas, Kennen, Varus, (Arctic Warfare) Caitlyn, (Northern Front) Swain, (Northern Storm) Volibear
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Gragas is constantly covered up by a hermetically sealed arctic combat suit and mask, and is a mystery to everyone except High Command's Research and Development labs. While physically he appears to be a very large man, he seems to be powered by the cold mixture of chemicals he's carrying around.
* ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge: Publicly, High Command views {{Ninja}}s as a joke from a medieval age, but as it turns out, Kennen is secretly one of their operatives, deployed in hot zones of the deep arctic alongside his deadly ninja skills.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Much like his canonical counterpart, Northern Front Swain prefers to fight before they bring out the armed helicarriers, shocktroopers, and mecha. When High Command's Grand General is around, they don't have to.
* BearsAreBadNews:
** Volibear is in this line, so it's a given. As it turns out, having a giant soldier who's immune to the cold and capable of ripping through entire regiments of armored soldiers is incredibly valuable in the arctic.
** Weirdly, despite being based on Cold War-era USSR military concepts, Bear Cavalry Sejuani is not counted as part of the skin line.
* ColdSniper: Arctic Warfare Caitlyn and Arctic Ops Varus bring their [[TheStoic stoic]] efficiency with their respective sniper rifle and bow and arrow to the Arctic front, making this trope [[LiteralMetaphor a bit more literal in the process]].
* WinterWarfare: The theme of the skin line, with lots of modernized weaponry and winter combat uniforms for everyone! Splash arts also emphasize this by having things like tanks and high-tech military facilities all covered in constant snow.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Battle Academia]]
A line taking place in a highly shounen-inspired world of the God-Weapons, with the Durandal God-Weapon Academy raising its many students into becoming the next generation of superheroes.\\

->'''Champions in the line''': (Battle Academia) Ezreal, Jayce, Katarina, Lux, (Battle Professor) Graves, (Battle Principal) Yuumi
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* AcademyOfAdventure: The main setting is the prestigious Durandal God-Weapon Academy, [[SuperheroSchool raising its students to be the next generation of superheroes]].
* {{Adorkable}}: While the canon version of Ezreal already had some of this in him, [[UpToEleven Battle Academia Ezreal completely amplifies it to hilariously endearing extremes]], possibly helped by [[StylisticSuck his oddly stilted and dramatic]] yet earnest new voiceover.
* {{Animesque}}: The line somehow potentially revels in this concept ''[[UpToEleven even more]]'' than the [[MagicalGirl Star Guardian]] line, with this one more inspired by [[ShonenDemographic shonen media]], the most obvious being ''Franchise/MyHeroAcademia''.
* ApatheticTeacher[=/=]CoolTeacher: Professor Graves zigzags between the two a lot. On one hand, he's a wise ex-soldier who served in the Durandal military with decades worth of knowledge behind him, [[SecretKeeper including discovering something important but secret behind enemy lines]]. On the other, [[ChildHater he doesn't actually like kids]] ''or'' teaching and only reluctantly became a professor after the God-Weapon itself offered him a position, and has a very salty, dispassionate, and [[CigarChomper cigar-chomping]] way of teaching. On yet ''another'' hand, he's still viewed with respect and authority despite all of this, and Ezreal doesn't seem to notice or care about Graves' more negative qualities.
* BookDumb: It's all but explicitly stated that Ezreal isn't the most stellar student, both in terms of controlling his newfound powers to [[LateForSchool his attendance]].
-->'''Ezreal''': This better not make me late for class. I've got 12 tardies and we're only 10 days into the semester!
* CanonWelding:
** Battle Academia Ezreal claims that Star Guardian is a comic series in his world, but when pitted against a champion with a Star Guardian skin, [[AmbiguousSituation he admits that he's unsure if they're actually real or not]].
** While not officially merged as of the line's release, [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1123335034708979712 Riot has announced plans to potentially merge Battle Academia with]] [[HighSchoolAU the Academy line]] at some point in the future.
* CallingYourAttacks: Ezreal [[DiscussedTrope actively discusses this to himself]], constantly thinking of a cool name for his super-attacks. When his ultimate is fully leveled up, he finally settles on calling it "[[RedIsHeroic Crimson Cobalt]]".
-->'''Ezreal''': ''Crimson Dynami''--no, not that. ''Crimson Ruin''? Ugh, I suck at naming attacks!
* CuteWitch: Lux is in the line, and she's just as upbeat, bubbly, and skilled with magic as ever. While she's still a freshman in the Sorcery Club, she seems to wield an inexplicably tremendous amount of power even the Academy's senior staff can't explain.
* TheDreaded:
** [[KnifeNut Katarina]] is a lone top member of the Assassin Club -- the only club where ''lethal force'' is potentially allowable -- is feared by nearly everybody in the school. Ezreal is especially fearful around her; if he does manage to best her in battle, he immediately assumes that she's holding back and intentionally letting him win.
** [[KillerRabbit Yuumi]] is also approached with trepidation despite her being a cat, not simply because she can be ridiculously destructive, but even worse -- she's the principal.
--->'''Ezreal''': ''(killing Battle Academia Yuumi)'' I'm sorry, Principal Yuumi! Please don't destroy [[NoodleIncident another dormitory!]]
* HeroesWantRedHeads: We don't know exactly why they got together, but Lux is given red hair in this line and she's currently dating [[TheHero Ezreal]].
* GadgeteerGenius: Jayce in this universe is a prestigious 2nd year [[StudentCouncilPresident class president]], head of the Luminosity Club, ''and'' a prodigious inventor of miraculous Jayce-branded technologies. It's implied that [[BrokenAce his desire to be one of these is to prevent a kind of tragedy that he experienced in his youth, one which he doesn't speak of but still affects him]].
* IntellectualAnimal: Yuumi is [[CuteKitten a magical housecat]] and also ''principal of the Academy''. While her position is temporary -- she's just filling in ever since the original principals mysteriously disappeared -- she is nonetheless [[KillerRabbit a very capable mage who can potentially unleash apocalyptic levels of energy]] [[{{Bathos}} while perched on]] [[HeadPet a terrified student's head]].
* JapaneseSchoolClub: They may not specifically be in Japan, but the various clubs at Durandal Academy are obviously based on them, including the Battle Club (home to [[TheHero Ezreal]]), Luminary Club (for [[GadgeteerGenius Jayce]]), Sorcery Club (for [[CuteWitch Lux]]), and ''[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Assassin Club]]'' (for [[KnifeNut Katarina]]), and just like the archetype, SchoolClubsAreSeriousBusiness -- the Assassin Club grants Kat the right to ''[[BlackComedy potentially kill opponents in school-sanctioned duels]]''.
* LivingWeapon: [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1128859144767676418 As explained by Rioters]], God-Weapons of the Academy's namesake are titanic, sentient weapons which dot the landscape of the world, and are so ancient that civilizations were originally built around them. [[WhatsUpKingDude Apparently they're also accessible to a degree]], as it directly offered [[ApatheticTeacher Graves]] a professor position that he felt obligated to take up.
* OfficialCouple: After [[ShipTease multiple instances of Ezreal and Lux's relationship being]] [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] with varying amounts of canonicity, the two in this universe are ''finally'' officially dating, although [[TheILoveYouStigma Ez is still very nervous about using the L-word]].
-->'''Ezreal''': ''(encountering an enemy Lux)'' [[OhCrap I'm sparring with Lux!? Wh—what do I do? Do I have to fight her?! We have a date later!]]
* RedIsHeroic: Ezreal gets a mostly red and black costume and powers manifesting as red, black, and white energy, and is the closest the line has to a main protagonist.
* SpeedStripes: While using her ultimate, Katarina has several manga-esque speed lines rushing around the corners of the screen.
* StockShonenHero: Ezreal is a {{Troperiffic}} love letter to the archetype; a HotBlooded, BookDumb [[{{Bishounen}} bishie]] [[ShonenHair with crazy hair]] who discovered he had TheGift and is presently enrolled in [[AcademyOfAdventure Durandal God-Weapon Academy]], [[ThePowerOfFriendship making friends]] and [[{{Determinator}} striving]] [[ToBeAMaster to be the greatest there ever was]]. Even his dialogue is effectively a laundry list of stock shonen hero quotes.
* StylisticSuck: Battle Academia Ezreal's dialogue and delivery appears to be inspired by stereotypically "bad" anime dubs, like it was originally Japanese but then localized into English... in a rush. As a result, he sounds a lot more stilted and oddly exaggerated when compared to his usual self, though not quite enough to be [[IntentionalEngrishForFunny technically]] [[BlindIdiotTranslation incorrect]].
-->''"Wow, Jayce is so strong! One day, I know I'll catch up to him!"''\\
''"I'll graduate from the academy and protect everybody!"''\\
''"Whoops! Guess I got a little careless. I better stop messing around."''
* SuperMode: In another anime reference, Battle Academia Ezreal visibly changes as his ''Rising Spell Force'' passive powers up[[note]]Notably, it's his only skin that does[[/note]], giving him additional BattleAura and [[PowerDyesYourHair increasingly brightening up his hair]] like a [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]].
* SuperheroSchool: The theme the line is based around, heavily inspired by ''Franchise/MyHeroAcademia''.
* ToastOfTardiness: Ezreal, Lux, Katarina, and Graves run with toast in their mouths during their "hasted" animations running from base (in addition, Katarina is reading a book while running and Graves carries a huge stack of textbooks with him). [[{{Troperiffic}} Because]] [[{{Animesque}} anime]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Surprisingly not as omnipresent as you'd expect from [[{{Troperiffic}} this line]], though it's still present with Katarina and her bright pink hair and Lux with her bright peach-orange hair ([[LampshadeHanging which the dev team themselves]] [[https://twitter.com/neolexical/status/1126082398666412032 requested as a "bad hair color"]]).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Battlecast]]
In an alternate-universe version of Runeterra, Viktor went the extra mile, leading his Glorious Evolution down a more warlike path. Using his genius, he captured terrifying creatures, some from the Void and some native, and used them as "biological templates" to create powerful death machines fueled by dark Hextech.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Creator) Viktor, (Battlecast Alpha) Skarner, (Battlecast Prime) Cho'Gath, (Battlecast) Urgot, Kog'Maw, Vel'Koz, Xerath, (Resistance) Illaoi, Caitlyn
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Illaoi is mostly portrayed as mostly neutral (if chaotic) in canon, but in this line, she's an unambiguous hero who fights for LaResistance.
* CanonWelding: A bit of an odd example: Resistance Illaoi was originally pitched in development as "Battlecast Illaoi," but changed names partway in development to reflect a LaResistance added into the Battlecast universe. As a result, the similarly-named Resistance Caitlyn (a skin released ''seven years'' prior) was also merged into the lore.
* CrushKillDestroy: Frequently uttered by the ones with unique voice lines.
* EarlyBirdCameo:
** Battlecast Alpha Skarner was featured as [[https://i.imgur.com/pwRU4.png a background silhouette in Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath's splash art]] a full three years before his official release, as well [[https://imgur.com/hcdcq as hinted through text in a separate teaser.]]
** Battlecast Kog'Maw was also teased in the same teaser, with "MAW" being present alongside the Skarner example above and already-available skins like "XER"/Xerath and "URG"/Urgot (there's also "ANI", which is speculated to stand for Anivia, but so far there hasn't been confirmation of a Battlecast skin for her).
* EasterEgg: When normal Skarner stands in a brush for long enough, he'll say, "Skar-Skar-Skarner!" as a reference to ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''. Battlecast Alpha Skarner will do the same thing as his joke, before correcting himself.
--> [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/c/c9/SkarnerBattlecastAlpha.joke02.ogg/revision/latest?cb=20141105025052 Skar-Skar-Skarrnerr.. Rebooting system.]]
* EatingMachine: Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath, who still has the canonical Cho'Gath's appetite for ''[[ExtremeOmnivore everything]]'', including civilians attempting to defy conversion.
* EnergyBeings: Battlecast Xerath units are Viktor's attempts to create a machine capable of a human soul. As its skin description states, however, Xerath units are twisted and unstable plasma monstrosities trapped in metal cages of psychic energy.
* HumongousMecha: Battlecast Prime Cho'Gath, the Battlecast most predisposed to combat.
* KillerRobot: All of the characters are fueled by their emotionless desire to eradicate anything biological.
* LaResistance: There exists a human uprising against these mecha monstrosities, joined by Illaoi and Caitlyn.
* MadScientist:
** Creator Viktor, who made all of the Battlecast skins, finally achieving his Glorious Evolution.
** Battlecast Vel'Koz is supposed to be a supplementary to Viktor, an artificial version of this trope that analyzes enemies and marks them for Skarner to apprehend.
* OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Battlecast Xerath. He's significantly less machine than the others, only sporting a machine-looking mask with the rest of his body being red energy. It's been admitted that he was made before the skin line was truly fleshed out, so he's a little bit out of place.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Noticeably different from other Hextech, distinguished by their dark metal frames, glowing red lights, and the black smoke coming from their exhaust pipes.
* RobotSoldier: Battlecast Urgot is supposed to be a template for these, but he's the only one of his kind so far.
* SuperPrototype: Battlecast Alpha Skarner. He's the first of Viktor's army, and he is perhaps the only one not expressly designed only to kill; instead, he incapacitates them (Perhaps dismembering them with his chainsaws) before dragging them to Viktor to be experimented on. This is emphasized by Skarner's ultimate ability which drags enemies along with him. It's also shown by his appearance seeming more 'dated', but the 'Super' part is emphasized by his VO being more advanced than simply CrushKillDestroy, which the others often are.
--> '''Skarner''', when ulting: [[https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/6/63/SkarnerBattlecastAlpha.R3.ogg/revision/latest?cb=20141105025247 YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN.]]
* UnwillingRoboticisation: Unlike canon!Viktor's current iteration, Creator Viktor's Glorious Evolution is ''not'' voluntary. Illaoi was the subject of a failed conversion, and she uses her newfound powers to fight alongside the rest of the human resistance.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Blood Moon]]
Ionia is a strange place in Runeterra, filled with magic. Once a year, it's host to the Blood Moon, a night where the moon is crimson and demons roam freely throughout the mortal world. These masked demons, the Cultists of the Blood Moon, have little purpose beyond shedding as much blood as they can for the dark harvest.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Blood Moon) Aatrox, Akali, Diana, Elise, Evelynn, Jhin, Kalista, Kennen, Pyke, Shen, Sivir, Talon, Thresh, Twisted Fate, Yasuo, Zilean
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* AdaptationalVillainy: No matter their alignment in canon, every champion in the line is amoral at best, with most being openly evil.
* CoolMask: Nearly every champion in the line gets a cool mask inspired by Japanese {{Oni}}. [[MaskOfPower They're also cursed]]. Even though Akali doesn't wear one on her face, she still keeps one pushed up on her head.
* DemonicPossession: The indoctrination of normal humans into the Blood Moon cult is depicted as a combination of this and TheCorruption, with cultist rituals merging the demonic powers of the Blood Moon into human vessels.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the original lore, Shen and Akali weren't actually Blood Moon demons themselves, but actors in a play that depicted the Blood Moon festival. Both were eventually redesigned with their overall respective [=VGUs=] to better fit the theme.
* HungryWeapon: Blood Moon Yasuo, Sivir, and Aatrox have weapons that crave blood and influence their wielders' minds toward violence so they can drink their fill. Apparently Yasuo and Aatrox didn't need much of a push.
* {{Lunacy}}: These champions represent demons released by the Ionian Blood Moon.
* MadArtist: Jhin is depicted as a "Blood Calligrapher" demon who paints with his gun. His spell effects are themed after paint, and he makes his victims explode in a shower of ink.
* ShipTease: Blood Moon Evelynn is still described as a seduction demon, and [[http://www.leagueoflegends.co.kr/upload/EditorImages/20180420112526_NKfkPcME.jpg in her splash art]], she's holding the hands of what appears to be [[https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Wy9vHnb7aK4/WIe2gLUsdEI/AAAAAAAAcpA/3KXp4rWE-54zLgahUwfPFHPu-GoJZ2v0ACLcB/s1600/TwistedFate_Splash_10.jpg Blood Moon Twisted Fate]] (note the roped armguards), referencing their (now non-canon) ship in the normal timeline.
* TricksterArchetype: Twisted Fate, the leader of the Blood Moon cult, is referred to as a Trickster Demon, one who deals death through his deck of cards with spirits trapped inside them. Despite the title, Ionians dispute whether he's actually a demon from the spirit world, or simply a mortal in a mask who has amassed great power.
* {{Wutai}}: These demons have their roots in Ionian legends. Outsiders like Blood Moon Elise, Kalista, and Thresh represent how Ionians see them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Burning Tides]]
Bilgewater, one of the most infamous {{Wretched Hive}}s in all of Runeterra, is home to all sorts of unscrupulous outlaws and ruthless marauders trying to seize various opportunities of power, one with all sorts of local folklore and cutthroat culture. The skin line has two divisions: one representing Bilgewater champions with their canonical appearances at certain points in time, and another more loosely inspired by Bilgewater's nautical aesthetics and culture.
->'''Champions in the canonical line''': (Captain) Gangplank, Miss Fortune, (Cutthroat) Graves, (Cutpurse) Twisted Fate\\
'''Champions in the alternate Bilgewater line''': (Sea Hunter) Aatrox, (Dark Waters) Diana, Vladimir, (Fiddle Me Timbers) Fiddlesticks, (Rogue Admiral) Garen, (Ironside) Malphite, (Bilgewater) Katarina, Swain, (Corsair) Quinn, (Bilgerat) Rumble, (Pirate) Ryze, (Buccaneer) Tristana, (Kingpin) Twitch
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* TheCaptain:
** Captain Gangplank represents Gangplank's appearance and personality prior to Miss Fortune's assassination attempt on his life.
** Captain Fortune represents Miss Fortune in present actuality, when she's commanding her ship and not keeping up a flirtatious and cordial visage.
* CoolShip: Ironside Malphite is a giant golem of wood and steel built from the hull of a legendary gunship.
* DefectorFromDecadence:
** In the non-canon Bilgewater, [[FourStarBadass Admiral]] Garen is apparently no longer a part of Demacia, becoming a ruthless adversary in the process. He frequently [[DecapitationPresentation sends back the heads]] of those who challenge him back to Demacian naval authorities.
** According to its skin description, Bilgewater Swain represents him if he were to become tired of his rule in Noxus, instead taking to the seas around Bilgewater for plunder and souls on his flagship, the Beatrice.
* TheFundamentalist: The local religion surrounding Nagakabouros ([[IHaveManyNames also known as]] Mother Serpent, The Bearded Lady, and more) shows up as the basis for Dark Waters Diana, once an extremist for the Order of the Mother Serpent, now a mercenary for her unnamed employer.
* HunterOfMonsters: Bilgewater is filled with hunters test their luck trying to fight the various local {{Sea Monster}}s for profit, but Sea Hunter Aatrox is considered among the best monster [[BountyHunter bounty hunters]] in the business, despite resembling a threatening [[FishPeople fish man]] himself.
* {{Pirate}}: Gangplank, Miss Fortune, Graves, and Twisted Fate are/were canonically pirates, but most of the other champions get additional non-canon makeovers to get in on the action.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Cutpurse Twisted Fate and Cutthroat Graves (representing their younger selves as members of Gangplank's crew) share a splash, with both of their skin blurbs listing them as bumbling mercenary partners for hire.
* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: Bilgewater is heavily inspired by this style, so naturally, all of its skins take at least some inspiration from it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cops and Robbers]]
Step aside, criminals, because there's new lawbringers roaming the streets! Taking place in an alternate Piltover, this theme contains modernized police and riot officers, robbers, the mafia, and secret agents.\\
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The line is featured in the Riot-endorsed fan-made webcomic, "Punches and Plants: A Piltover Police Story", currently with [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/punches-and-plants two]] [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/punches-and-plants-piltover-police-story-2 seasons]].
->'''Champions in the General Cops and Robbers line''': (Officer) Caitlyn, Vi, (Constable) Trundle, (Captain) Volibear, (Safecracker) Evelynn, (Pickpocket) Twitch\\
'''Champions in the Crime City line''': (Mafia) Braum, Graves, Jinx, Miss Fortune, (Gragas Esq.) Gragas, (Gangster) Twitch, (Knockout) Lee Sin\\
'''Champions in the Riot line''': (Riot) Blitzcrank, Graves, Kayle, (Riot K-9) Nasus, (Riot Squad) Singed, (Riot Girl) Tristana\\
'''Champions in the Secret Agent line''': (Secret Agent) Miss Fortune, Xin Zhao
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* AmoralAttorney: Gragas Esq., who's managed to divert the police and court personnel from the [[MobWar mafia wars]] [[DirtyCop by paying them off and offering them the finest prohibited goods he has access to]].
* BlatantBurglar: Pickpocket Twitch, complete with the typical black flatcap, DominoMask, shirt, and a ThiefBag. For bonus points, his [[YouDirtyRat rat-based]] design is swapped out for a [[RascallyRaccoon raccoon-based]] one.
* BodyguardingABadass: "Bank Vault" Braum serves as the already-capable Mafia Miss Fortune's "body man," being both a [[PunchClockVillain surprisingly pleasant gentleman]] and [[SuperStrength able to rip out a maximum-security vault door with his bare hands]]. He also comes with his own cadre of [[KillerRabbit gun-toting poros]].
* BoxingBattler: Knockout Lee Sin is counted as part of the Mafia line, making a name for himself in the underground circuit, now serving as a [[HiredGuns "problem-solver"]] to the kingpins in need with money to spare.
* BuddyCopShow: "Punches and Plants" primarily focuses on the escapades of Officer Vi and Zyra (Vi's usual [[BashBrothers partner-in-crimefighting Caitlyn]] now being their superior officer) and their quest to foil the mafia's sword-stealing schemes.
* CanonForeigner: Within the comic, Zyra becomes one of the main characters despite not having a representative skin in the official line. Quinn, Lucian, and Ziggs have also become a part of the force.
* CoolBike: Officer Vi is sitting on a spiffy police motorbike in her splash.
* CoolShades: A featured in nearly all the Officers and Riot Police skins sans Tristana (Vi also has them, but she keeps them on her head). Safecracker Evelynn also gets some stylish red-tinted glasses.
* DonutMessWithACop:
** Officer Vi is munching on a donut in her splash, with [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Caitlyn standing in the background, having just gotten a box for more]].
** [[https://oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/store/sales/heist-begins-double-ip-weekend Captain Volibear and Constable Trundle's promotional article]] states that they're on the case to find the thieves responsible for a vault robbery, and have "promised to have these thieves thrown in the slammer [[BaitAndSwitch just as soon as they finish their donuts]]. [[SkewedPriorities And find them]]. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint That’s important, too.]]"
* {{Fanservice}}: Officer Caitlyn and Vi are depicted as being ''[[FairCop much]]'' [[FairCop more attractive than their default outfits]], especially with the former's much more scantily-clad, [[BareYourMidriff midriff-barring]] outfit.
* LawmanBaton: Constable Trundle, Riot Kayle, and Riot K-9 Nasus trade in their weapons for giant nightsticks, with Kayle's being ''electrified''.
* MobWar: The theme of the Crime City subseries is surrounding the conflict between gangs led by Miss Fortune, Graves, and Twitch, with fancy suits, {{Nice Hat}}s, and Tommy guns (or in the case of Jinx, [[SenselessViolins a violin case]] [[MoreDakka with a gatling gun]]) all around!
* TheMole: Early in the comic, Twitch reveals during interrogation that the elusive "MG" is someone in their own force. Vi and Zyra's initial suspicion is '''M'''alcolm '''G'''raves, [[RedHerring but that quickly turns out to be a dud]]. [[spoiler:It's actually [[BrainwashedAndCrazy a tampered]] Blitzcrank going by the name "'''M'''ega '''G'''oatee." At the very end, [[ReverseMole Mafia Miss Fortune is also revealed to have been an agent for the cops]]]].
* MyLittlePanzer: How is "MG" stopped at the end of the first series? With an {{EMP}}-generating, limited-edition "Hacker" Poro keychain, which is also revealed to be able to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy tamper and hack into robots]]. This is followed up on in Series 2, with Vi and Zyra investigating why they can do this, especially since their developer, Hextech Annie, denies them being anything more than simple keychains. [[spoiler:She's lying]].
* PoliceAreUseless:
** Volibear and Trundle are... not that great at their jobs, despite respectively being a captain and constable. Their attempts to find the robbers result in them staking out the completely wrong address, accidentally wiretapping themselves, and trying to tail suspicious individuals ''while in full uniform''. They only manage to catch Twitch and Evelynn after ''accidentally'' dropping a pink ward during hide and seek that managed to detect them... only to get distracted while collecting their loot, [[HereWeGoAgain allowing their suspects to escape under their noses]].
** In the comic, Vi and Zyra seem to be the only officers doing actual investigative work, with everyone else on the force being depicted as passive or goofing off. [[SubvertedTrope They do, however, spring into action when a dangerous crisis breaks out]].
* PrinceAndPauper: In the comic, Mafia Jinx and ''Queen Ashe'' swap identities for a night during a Freljord museum exhibition, allowing Ashe to take some time off. Apparently, [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter she didn't consider what Jinx would end up doing]] [[StuffBlowingUp once she was in the museum in her place]].
* RuleOfCool[=/=]RuleOfFunny: While every skin uses one of these, the base Officer skin line relies on typical action movie tropes, police stereotypes, and {{Fanservice}} as opposed to the more serious Riot Police line.
* SpyCatsuit: Safecracker Evelynn is [[TheVamp Evelynn]] as a burglar, so no surprises here.
* SWATTeam: The Riot line is equipped with fancy riot control gear.
* TuxedoAndMartini: The Secret Agent skins are based on this style of SpyFiction, with Miss Fortune getting a classy [[TheChanteuse lounge singer]]/FemmeFatale makeover, and Xin Zhao getting [[BadassInANiceSuit a badass suit]] and Mark VII "utili-spear" (which is equipped with communication and palmprint ID tech, lockpicks, and gank-coordinators, is somehow capable of folding up into a suitcase, [[BoringButPractical but is mostly used for stabbing]]).
* UnflinchingWalk:
** Captain Volibear and Constable Trundle are walking away from a massive explosion in their splash.
** The final panel of the first season has Vi and Zyra heading off the scene [[InvokedTrope by setting off one of Jinx's leftover mines]] [[PlayedForLaughs as the rest of the force gets caught in the explosion]]. [[RuleOfCool Shades included]].
--->'''Zyra''': Where did the sun go?\\
'''Vi''': Just keep walking.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Culinary Masters]]
This skin line depicts champions as masters of cuisine in the titular [[CookingShow cooking competition show]], each specializing in a different form of delicious delicacies that'll titillate your tastebuds. And if you don't like the food, they'll kill you. So there's that.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Sashimi) Akali, (Birdio) Galio, (Barbecue) Leona, (Sinful Succulence) Morgana, (Butcher) Olaf, (Baker) Pantheon, (Pizza Delivery) Sivir, (Master Chef) Tahm Kench
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* TheAce: If anyone proves they can be this as a pizza delivery girl, it's Sivir, deemed the fastest on the planet, winner of nine consecutive corporate awards, and having never recieved a single complaint since online reviews were invented.
* AscendedMeme:
** Pantheon always wanted to be a baker since his release. Now he can be one!
** Pizza Delivery Sivir is a concept going [[http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=351202&highlight=pizza+delivery+sivir all the way back from 2010]], [[http://www.surrenderat20.net/2013/09/pax-prime-monday-art-demo-pizza.html and it was officially teased in concept art in a 2013 PAX Prime panel]]. It's unclear what took them so long given the almost legendary memetic status it reached, [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell but it finally came to be in 2018]].
* TheCameo: [[TheRival Pizza Delivery Sivir and Birdio]] are featured in each others' splash arts. In Birdio's splash, Academy Ahri is standing near their high-speed race, while Sivir's splash art features Surprise Party Amumu to the side, as well as [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Annie walking Pug'Maw in the background]].
* ChefOfIron: Goes without saying, applying to pretty much everyone.
* CookingShow: The conceit of the line is inspired by such competition cooking shows like ''Series/MasterChef''. Most of the skin descriptions for the line are written in the style of a typical [[LargeHam hamtastic]] introduction for each of the champions.
* CoolBike: Pizza Delivery Sivir has a motorbike with her in every splash art she's in, and she also rides off with it in-game with her recall.
* EdibleBludgeon: Some of them use these.
* ExoticEntree: Tahm Kench is boiling writhing tentacles. And he has a poro in a cage, presumably to boil later.
* FoodFight: A number of them use food as weapons.
* GoofySuit: ''[[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RRc10-JqlHo/WqBZL5lIAJI/AAAAAAAA6sA/fqixjZmUbwQznhniq_S4ZJdu-OGo4BpQgCLcBGAs/s1600/23a01509cf966187.jpg Birdio]].'' Strangely enough, [[BunnyEarsLawyer he's actually a regional manager and salesman of the year of one of the world's largest chicken restaurants, and is quite proud of his work]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Some characters use various kitchen items that could be plausibly dangerous, including Barbecue Leona's barbecue fork, but then others use literal food, such as Pantheon using a giant bread loaf for a shield. Some characters [[DualWielding do both]], with Butcher Olaf wielding both a meat tenderizer and an axe-shaped steak, and Sashimi Akali using an oversized sushi knife and a giant crab leg.
* LethalChef: All of them in the more literal sense, but Morgana is such an inept baker that the sole gingerbread man not burnt to a crisp on the tray has stood up and is making a run for it.
* TheRival: Birdio and Pizza Delivery Sivir have a well-documented viscious rivalry over who's the better employee for their respective companies. They can be seen racing against each other in their respective splash arts.
* SupremeChef: Implied by Master Chef Tahm Kench, the leader of the band. Although he does use some [[ExoticEntree unusual ingredients.]]
* ThisBananaIsArmed: Don't look at Butcher Olaf like that. He doesn't need a cleaver to chop you to pieces, he'll just use the steak.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Day Job]]
A loose series of alternate versions of champions, representing them if they were in some kind of casual day job.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Matador) Alistar, (Boom Boom) Blitzcrank, (Corporate) Mundo, (Primetime) Draven, (Fisherman) Fizz, (Sailor) Gangplank, (Hazmat) Heimerdinger, (Forecast) Janna, (Angler) Jax, (Prestigious) [=LeBlanc=], (Lumberjack) Sion, (Firefighter) Tristana, (Lil' Slugger) Trundle, (Black Belt) Udyr, (Groovy) Zilean
----
* TheArtifact:
** [[WeatherReport Forecast Janna's]] contains a minor one, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall with one voice line expecting "a spawn of dragons every 6 minutes today."]] As of patch 8.23, dragon respawn times have been reduced to every 5 minutes.
** [[BatterUp Lil' Slugger Trundle's title]] originated from before his visual overhaul, where he was much more of a PintSizedPowerhouse instead of a hulking brute. While you could go the IronicName route, his lore blurb rectified this by stating he joined a little league team after he was rejected from other minor/major leagues, [[BlatantLies which he got past by claiming he was only 13.]]
* BoxingBattler: Boom Boom Blitzcrank is styled after a boxer, complete with gloves to deliver a mean uppercut to those he gets his hands on.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Corporate Mundo was used early on in the game's life to [[http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=2336703 announce various sales]], and as you can imagine, he's not particularity nice. Not only are his business practices pretty corrupt -- he once laid off a bunch of people from a company he acquired -- he also ''[[AxCrazy beat someone to death in the lobby]]''. [[BlackComedy Everyone just watched.]]
* GRatedStoner: Groovy Zilean has a... strange disposition from peering into the space-time continuum, and has taken up hobbies including hacky-sack, paying too much for pizza and tickets for awful music events, and running a New Age book store which is closed a lot of the time.
* LargeHamAnnouncer: Primetime Draven styles himself out of esports shoutcasters, [[BreakingTheFourthWall and actually casts himself for his in-game performance]].
--> ''(casting Whirling Death)'' "Hashtag--[=DravenBigPlay=]!"
* MightyLumberjack: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lumberjack Sion]]. [[ShoutOut He's a lumberjack]] [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus and he's okay]].
* StageMagician: Prestigious [=LeBlanc=]. She's currently the subject of an international manhunt [[MagiciansAreWizards after she made a jet liner of passengers disappear and never brought them back]].
* WeatherReport: Forecast Janna styles her after a weather reporter in both appearance and personality. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Her being on the battlefield is just another day in the job]].
--> ''"Five day forecast: sunshine, rainbows, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and bloodshed]]!"''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Demonic]]
A skin line set in a hellish realm, detailing the [[OurDemonsAreDifferent various denizens]] that either serve in the underworld, or rule over it.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Gatekeeper) Galio, (Little Devil) Teemo, (Little Demon) Tristana, (Demon) Vi
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* AscendedMeme: Little Devil Teemo is a huge reference to [[TheScrappy Teemo's longstanding reputation as]] [[FanNickname "Satan"]] [[ButtMonkey among the community]].[[invoked]]
* BigRedDevil:
** He's ironically not that big, but Little Devil Teemo otherwise evokes the design to a tee, complete with horns, {{Hellfire}}, hooved feet, and a pitchfork.
** Gatekeeper Galio, however, plays it straight as the one who judges all sinners and condemns them to their proper torment. Despite this, [[HorrifyingTheHorror he practically cowers in the presence of his master, Teemo.]]
* CanonWelding: With the Harrowing universe, as Little Devil Teemo's face can be seen in the cauldron smoke in Bewitching Morgana's splash art, and Little Demon Tristana is stated to have been a witch, implying she was once Bewitching Tristana.
* CuteMonsterGirl: Demon Vi is more attractive than cute, but Little Demon Tristana is straight up adorable. Little Devil Teemo qualifies as a RareMaleExample.
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: The inhabitants of Hell have varying ranks, which includes Dukes (Gatekeeper Galio), Queens (Little Demon Tristana), and Generals (Demon Vi), with Little Devil Teemo filling the role of {{Satan}}.
* DealWithTheDevil: A reoccurring theme in the descriptions is warning of the cost of summoning them. To wit:
** Summoning Gatekeeper Galio often ends in tragedy as the several hundred foot tall demon refuses to shrink down for mortals.
** Little Demon Tristana offers enticing contracts, but really desires to rain {{Hellfire}} upon the signatories, and the world.
** Demon Vi will only heed the summoning of a worthy opponent, but will turn on them at some point.
* TheDreaded: Little Devil Teemo.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Little Demon Tristana. Implied to have started out as Bewitching Morgana's [[CuteKitten white cat]] before [[HumanityEnsues being magically transformed into a humanoid]] CatGirl as Bewitching Tristana, who would go on to become a queen of Hell, ruling over the twin Aspects of Ruin and Woe and commanding a vast army of lesser demons.
* GeniusBonus: Gatekeeper Galio's judgements are all based off ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''. Whichever circle he says they'll go to corresponds with the mentioned sin:
** Minor not-really-sins like being naive (Poppy) and being "a weirdo tree hugger" (Ivern) get people into Circle One, which is for people who could not reach heaven on account of not being Christian, but were also not bad enough to deserve any of the other circles.
** [[TheVamp Ahri]] gets Circle Two, which punishes {{Lust}}.
** Graves gets Circle Three, whose [[CigarChomper smoking]] is punished as gluttony. He also considers [[EldritchAbomination Baron]] [[HorrorHunger Nashor]] as being worthy of the circle, and notes to [[DrunkenMaster Gragas]] that gluttons are punished with an eternity of eating themselves.
** [[YouDirtyRat Twitch]] and his "sneaking around" gets Circle Four, which punishes {{greed}}.
** [[BadassPreacher Illaoi]] gets Circle Six, which punishes heresy, aka worshiping false gods.
** [[BloodKnight Kled]] gets put into Circle Seven, for violence against neighbors. Galio also jokingly calls it "[[DeadlyEuphemism a pool party]]" -- it's actually a river of boiling blood.
** Circle Eight punishes fraud, with Garen getting a spot [[DisproportionateRetribution for wetting the bed and blaming it on Lux]], as well as [[SmugSuper Aurelion Sol]] for excessive {{pride}}. He also condemns nearby taunting enemies [[DeadpanSnarker for being "smartasses"]].
** Both Ashe and Sejuani get Circle Nine, which is reserved for traitors (and notably involves being frozen in ice), respectively for "[letting] your mom die" and committing {{Matricide}}.
* {{Hellfire}}: Present throughout the line through descriptions, gameplay, or splash art.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The main theme of the line, mostly of the "red skinned and horned humanoid" variety, although Little Devil Teemo is closer to classic "goatman" depiction of {{Satan}}, albeit with a tail.
* PlayingWithFire: Be it in splash art or gameplay, every champion has fire, specifically {{Hellfire}}, as part of their devilish designs.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dragon World]]
A coalition of powerful Fighters and Trackers, the Dragonslayers fight to protect the world from the terrors of dragonkind. Adorned in armor crafted from the remains of the dead beasts, they roam the world in an eternal hunt for the ultimate prey. Their weapons are imbued with the fiery magic that dragons command, and their end goal is to protect the innocent people and destroy the evil spellweavers who command the draconic forces.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Dragonslayer) Braum, Jarvan IV, Pantheon, Vayne, Xin Zhao, (Dragon Trainer) Heimerdinger, Tristana, Lulu, (Dragon Knight) Mordekaiser, (Dragon Master) Swain, (Dragon Sorceress) Zyra (Dragon Oracle) Udyr
----
* BadassTeacher: Dragon Trainer Heimerdinger treats his in-game performance as simple dragon training and/or light sparring, especially when up against other Dragon Trainers. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Slaying Dragon Knight Mordekaiser, Dragon Master Swain, and/or Dragon Sorceress Zyra]] is just a happy bonus.
-->''(after a pentakill)'' "Excellent work, class! Today, everyone graduates!"
* TheBeastmaster: The Dragon Trainers are aware that dragons ''should'' be humanity's nemeses, but have found that they're still beings [[FluffyTamer that can be tamed in their youth]], and indeed, [[BefriendingTheEnemy can be]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship befriended]].
* BladeOnAStick: Much like their normal skins, Pantheon, Jarvan, and Xin Zhao use spears to fight dragons.
* TheCorruption: Swain was formerly a Dragonslayer, but in a moment of hubris, he battled beneath the earth for the souls of ancient, long-dead wyrms, [[FaceHeelTurn only for them to overpower and corrupt him]].
* TheDragonslayer: The main theme. Most armor found on the Dragonslayers are made of the scales and bones of dead dragons.
-->'''Dragon Trainer Tristana''': [''gasp''] What are you wearing?!
* EasterEgg: In game, their auto attacks deal an additional 1 damage to the dragon. Not enough damage to actually make them OP compared to other skins, but a fun little interaction.
* EvilSorcerer:
** Dragon Sorceress Zyra commands dragons instead of plants, with purple dragon eggs replacing her usual seeds.
** Dragon Master Swain was formerly a great dragonslayer, but is now corrupted by the souls of the ancient wyrms, gaining powers as a slave to the monsters he once swore to destroy.
* FluffyTamer: The Dragon Trainers have newborn dragons to assist them, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter and they are adorable]]. More specifically, Pix is now a dragon accompanying Lulu, Tristana ''[[EquippableAlly is equipped with]]'' a dragon named Riggle, and Heimerdinger is able to summon several, and always has one named Pythagoras [[HeadPet resting on his head]].
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Swain actually wanted to use the powers of dragons against them, but became corrupted by it and became the Dragon Master he is.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Heimerdinger has these by the boatload, [[FluffyTamer summoning newborn dragons]] to serve [[TheTurretMaster as turrets]], explosive eggs that stun enemies on impact, and for his auto-attacks, Pythagoras chucks up bones and drumsticks for Heimerdinger to hurl at their enemies.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Yup. Dragonslayer Pantheon in particular runs with the trope, growing fiery dragon wings to jump with for his ultimate.
* LastOfHisKind: While "modern" ones are still around, Pantheon is described as the last of the ancient dragonslayers, one of the heroes who fought back after dragon fire initially consumed the world.
* LighterAndSofter: Despite taking place in the same universe, the Dragon Tamer line is this to the Dragonslayer and Dragon Master line, which frames dragons as much more sympathetically, [[FluffyTamer as well as adorably]]. Compare the "[[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-preview/rise-dragonslayers Rise of the Dragonslayers]]" to the "[[http://www.surrenderat20.net/2015/11/skin-teaser-dragon-trainers-field-guide.html Dragon Trainer's Field Guide]]" passages and you'll spot the immediate tone differences.
* NaturalWeapon: Dragon Oracle Udyr invokes his draconic masters to grow claws or harden his fists with scales.
* PlayingWithFire: The most elaborate ones feature fiery spell effects on their abilities.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Dragonslayer Pantheon gains giant, firey wings while using his ultimate.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Dragon Sorceress Zyra is purple in appearances, and her serpentine dragon minions are also purple, and spit purple flames. This is a contract to the heroic Dragonslayers, who all have normal fire on their abilities.
* {{Stripperific}}: Dragonslayer Vayne, whose armor has a CleavageWindow and BareYourMidriff.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eclipse]]
Long ago, an order of monastic knights slew the vile gods of the old world, using esoteric powers granted by the moon and sun. Now the world has grown dark and violent, as those selfsame deities prepare their return, challenged only by the light of the eclipse.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Solar Eclipse/Lunar Eclipse) Leona, (Coven) Camille, Lissandra, (Death Blossom) Elise, Kha'Zix, (Elderwood) Bard, Hecarim, [=LeBlanc=], (Dryad) Soraka, (Emerald) Taric
----
* AdaptationalHeroism: Hecarim goes from being a ghastly slaughterer who swarms the world with the Black Mist in tow to being [[NatureSpirit a stalwart guardian of the forest]].
* CanonWelding: [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1059937795228270593 According to Word of God]], the Omen of the Dark universe is in-universe fiction within this universe, shared as storybook fables.
* ChivalricRomance: The line takes heavy inspiration from a fantasized take on this, with mortal knights taking up arms to combat the strange, natural wickedness of the world. To emphasize this, Leona's lore blurb and dialogue is in formal if dramatic [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Modern_English early Modern English]].
* TheCorruption: The growing influence of the Coven has been described as this, with its effects most seen in Veigar, one of the children of the Elderwood who was cursed with dangerous insanity.
* EldritchAbomination: The Old Gods -- the GreaterScopeVillain of the line, served by The Coven -- are described as having become this even after their bodies died and were buried by the Elderwood. Nocturne is among them -- he is the Eternal Nightmare, after all.
* TheFairFolk: While they've been severely cut down the present day, some of the Elderwood are of this sort. Among them are Soraka, a dryad who views humanity with benign curiosity, Ahri, a fair-skinned trickster spirit, Veigar, a cursed goblin child, and [=LeBlanc=], a sylvan who fought against the rising threat of the Coven, [[TheAssimilator stealing their lives, magic, and even name in the process]].
* FriendlyEnemy: While she doesn't have a representative skin nor a clearcut place in the Eclipse lore (yet), Diana is implied to be this to Leona, with [[DontMakeMeDestroyYou Leona being extremely reluctant to fight her, giving her the chance to leave]], [[AlasPoorVillain and expressing sincere remorse if she must bring her down]].
* LightEmUp: Regardless of whether it comes from [[ThePowerOfTheSun the sun]] or [[{{Lunacy}} the moon]], Leona wields this power with her sword and shield.
* ManEatingPlant: The Death Blossoms are a deceptive race of hunters hiding within great flower fields, lulling those entranced by their beauty before consuming them. Kha'Zix consumes souls for a chance at metamorphosis, while Elise feasts on the flesh of maidens seemingly for the hell of it.
* NatureSpirit: The Elderwood are specifically spirits of the forest, once being gentle and kind (consisting of [[TheFairFolk fae, sylvans, and dryads]]), but are now becoming far more protective after the rise of the Coven, who sought to abuse their power for dastardly intentions.
* ThePaladin:
** Eclipse Leona, a protector of humanity against the old, vile gods, wielding ThePowerOfTheSun or {{Lunacy}} depending on which skin's in use.
** There's also The Knights of the Emerald Chapel, led by Emerald Taric, who swore an oath to the forest to serve as their eternal guardians from invaders.
* PaletteSwap: Eclipse Leona is a Variant skin with two different purchasable forms: a dark orange [[ThePowerOfTheSun Solar Eclipse]] skin, and a bright silver [[{{Lunacy}} Lunar Eclipse]] skin, each gaining different particle effects and voice lines for their respective theme, with purchasing one making the other 45% cheaper. Reportedly, this came from Riot having a 50/50 split on deciding which form they wanted to develop, [[TakeAThirdOption so they developed both]] (which was also something they were concurrently experimenting with in the Star Guardian "Pajama Guardian" Variants).
* TimeAbyss: The time of the old gods is long gone, but Elderwood Bard is said to predate them and the entirety of the great forest, making him very likely a primordial being since the dawn of time.
* WhenTreesAttack: Elderwood Hecarim resembles a ''[[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant]]'' tree centaur god of the forest, [[GentleGiant though he only serves as its guardian from the most wicked of humans]].
* WitchClassic: Coven Camille and Lissandra have elements of this, serving their ancient dead gods and spreading their old dark magics into the new world, and eagerly awaiting their inevitable return.
* YinYangBomb: As the name might imply, Eclipse Leona's usual [[LightEmUp light]] and [[ThePowerOfTheSun sun]]-based theme is infused with mixture of darkness. She even refers to her power as that of "the cold of the darklight."
-->'''Solar Eclipse Leona''': The sun is gone, but I am here.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Event Horizon]]
A mix of more cosmic-themed skins containing two distinct themes: The Cosmic entities of sublime love and children of the stars, bringing light and beauty to the emptiness of deep space, and beings of the Dark Star, corrupted spirits serving the Singularity to pull all existence into the inky, inescapable abyss.
->'''Champions in the Cosmic line''': (Cosmic Queen) Ashe, (Cosmic Reaver) Kassadin, (Cosmic Enchantress) Lulu, (Cosmic Blade) Master Yi, (Cosmic Dawn) Rakan, (Cosmic Dusk) Xayah, (Cosmic Defender) Xin Zhao\\
'''Champions in the Dark Star line''': (Dark Star) Thresh, Varus, Orianna, Kha'Zix, Jarvan IV, Cho'Gath, Karma, Shaco, (Dark Cosmic) Jhin
----
* AboveGoodAndEvil: Jhin, a Cosmic entity having been partially corrupted by the Dark Star, has developed a unique and horrifyingly de/reconstructive vision beyond that of either parties, and as he believes they squander their potential in fulfilling it, he now serves neither.
-->''(to Galaxy Slayer Zed)'' "Killing galaxies, Zed? How... plainly derivative. Allow me to make you part of something greater..."
* AdaptationalVillainy: Jarvan has gone from being a mortal emperor (and in this line may or may not have been as heroic as he is in canon) to a force of universal destruction that is the Dark Star.
* ApocalypseHow: The Dark Star Corruptants are trying to bring a Class-Z instance of this.
* TheCorruption: All the dark star champions have experienced this.
* CosmicEntity: All of these skins are based on cosmic phenomena, with the Cosmic beings born of and inspired by the stars, while the Dark Star beings are based off black holes and dark nebulae. Dark Star Thresh even describes himself as "entropy incarnate."
-->'''Dark Cosmic Jhin''': What lies beneath my mask? The universe. As I was meant to make it.
* DissonantSerenity: Karma, while still a nightmarish star-consuming Dark Star, is relatively less volatile than her kin, preferring to meditate in the vast emptiness where there were once stars and impose order through fear than seek galaxies out to ruin.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The Cosmic line was started with Cosmic Reaver Kassadin, which was initially based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crux#Cultural_significance the Southern Cross]] to celebrate ''League of Legends''' server launch in Oceania. Since then, it's branched off into its own thematic line as the aesthetic opposite to the Dark Star line.
* FallenHero: Jhin used to be a pure Cosmic being, but was consumed by the Dark Star, gaining a new vision for a new purpose. Despite this, he remains an enemy of the Dark Star, but only because he's become something ''far worse''.
-->''"The stars are my eyes... and one by one... I must blind them."''
* MadArtist: Dark Cosmic Jhin plays off his love of twisting the murder and death of individuals into beautiful art, extending his methods across [[SpacetimeEater entire]] [[OmnicidalManiac galaxies]].
-->''(loading his [[FourIsDeath fourth]] [[ArcNumber shot]])'' "I must erase everything... the audience demands it..."\\
''"Destroying galaxies is a... pedestrian interpretation. I paint upon the canvas of eternity..."''
* SpacetimeEater: All Dark Star Corruptants are trying to bring calamity and destruction from deep space, and Dark Star Thresh specifically wants to feed all of existence to the Singularity, effectively erasing all time, matter, and thought.
* YinYangBomb: As his name might imply, Dark Cosmic Jhin integrates elements from both the beauty of the Cosmic entities and the destructive tendencies of the Dark Star, making him potentially deadlier than both.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fables]]
A lighthearted set of skins turning champions into magical gods, deities, or creatures of various worldwide mythologies and folklore.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Siren) Cassiopeia, (Loch Ness) Cho'Gath, (Dark Valkyrie) Diana, (Valkyrie) Leona, (Ghost Bride) Morgana, (River Spirit) Nami, (Sasquatch) Nunu and Willump, (Muse) Sona, (Leprechaun) Veigar
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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Nunu and Willump swap out the ice-themed yeti theme for a more forest-themed [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sasquatch]] theme.
* EnthrallingSiren:
** Siren Cassiopeia is obviously based on this trope, inspired by the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology classic Greek depiction]] while visually playing into the SirensAreMermaids trope. Funnily enough, she's not happy with her reputation of drowning sailors and is trying to set the record straight, but she has a tendency to [[TakenForGranite literally petrify interviewers]].
** River Spirit Nami is based on a Brazilian counterpart called the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iara_(mythology) Iara]], who shares the same deal of luring men into the waters using song, though they're usually portrayed as less sinister than the classical variant. The skin description poses her a malicious drowning siren, but [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/4/4e/Nami_River_Spirit_Promo_2.jpg the skin's Brazilian promotional image]] gave "Nami Iara" a more favorable depiction where she was a kindhearted witch doctor lured into a trap and killed, but was reborn by the sympathetic fish and [[{{Lunacy}} moon]] as [[NatureSpirit a guardian of the natural world]].
* {{Leprechaun}}: Leprechaun Veigar, though unfortunately, he isn't a fairy, he doesn't grant three wishes, and he doesn't have a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. In fact, he's much more interested in just killing you.
* TheMuse: Muse Sona, serving as a namesake [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek goddess]] of inspiration. She's mostly been forgotten over time, but she's recently found a resurgence in followers from an unlikely source: coffee-addled waiters working on their "next big screenplay idea."
* StockNessMonster: Loch Ness Cho'Gath, of course. Described as a sea serpent that grows the more it feeds, only recognized through blurry photographs, and is believed to be responsible for a series of local disappearances. [[SkewedPriorities He's great for tourism, though!]]
* {{Valkyries}}: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Valkyrie Leona]], here to descend from the heavens and lead the world's greatest soldiers to [[WarriorHeaven Valhalla]] (not that she tells anyone that it directly entails dying in battle). She's also accompanied by an EvilCounterpart in Dark Valkyrie Diana, who much prefers the comfort of mortal life, which hasn't really flown over well with Valhalla's management style.
* WomanInWhite: Ghost Bride Morgana (made to celebrate the Latin American server launch) is based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Llorona La Llorona]] of Mexican folklore, an all-white ghost of a weeping woman betrayed by the man she loved, spending an eternity alongside a river bank searching for him and her children.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Forgotten Depths]]
A series dedicated to folklore around Runeterra's oceans, the depths of which have been been the subject of much folklore and speculation of what may lurk below... and if we'd ever want to find out.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Atlantean) Fizz, Syndra (Deep One) Kassadin, (Deep Sea) Kog'Maw, Nami, (Coral Reef) Malphite, (Abyssal) Nautilus, (Deep Terror) Thresh
----
* {{Atlantis}}: One of the many tales told involves this, once a proud, opulent underwater kingdom with a massive army led by General Fizz and magic skill (represented by Syndra), but has mysteriously since become a ghost town.
* EldritchOceanAbyss: The bottom of the ocean is described as one of these, home to all sorts of [[EldritchAbomination horrifying and otherworldly creatures]]. The effects of looking into the abyss did to Kassadin what his canonical version experienced from peering into The Void.
* SeaMonster: Several, all described as borderline [[EldritchAbomination eldritch]] in nature.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Guardians of the Sands]]
Set in an alternate Shurima, these champions were made to oversee its ancient tombs, spirits using their powers over the sand and light to let no man wander into their hallowed grounds, lest they be torn apart, consumed, and broken.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Guardian of the Sands) Kha'Zix, Rammus, Skarner, Xerath, (Risen) Fiddlesticks, (Sand Wraith) Pyke
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* AncientTomb: The Guardians of the Sands were invoked to guard them, punishing any trespassers and forcing them to face their wrath.
* DealWithTheDevil: Risen Fiddlesticks was illegitimately summoned by a jealous child emperor in an effort to gain power, [[JackassGenie but instead proceeded to instantly destroy his empire]].
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: While Sand Wraith Pyke certainly fits aesthetically, despite being considered part of the line, his skin blurb doesn't really have any real connection to the shared plot of the other skins; he's essentially the same RevenantZombie as in canon, just one based in the sands of Shurima rather than the waters of Bilgewater.
* TheMagnificent: The guardians each have their own poetic sobriquet they are summoned by: Kha'Zix the Devouring Scarab, Rammus the Skewering Wheel, Skarner the Gilded Scorpion, and Xerath the Liquid Light.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Shurima's motif heavily incorporates this, so naturally, [[LightEmUp light]] and [[DishingOutDirt sand-powered]] particle effects have been incorporated into most of the champions' particle effects. [[EnergyBeings Xerath]] in specific is stated to be made of "liquid light," with the ability to drown trespassers in his purifying radiance.
* ScarabPower: Kha'Zix, Rammus, Skarner, and Fiddlesticks take inspiration from scarabs, owing to Shurima's obvious inspiration toward ancient Egypt. Guardian of the Sands Kha'Zix is specifically called "The Devouring Scarab."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harrowing]]
[[YouMeanXMas The annual Harrowing]] is among the darkest times of the year in Runeterra, and wherever you may be, it'll be quite the event. The line is split between the colorful Halloween-tinged Trick-or-Treat skins, the more spectral Death Sworn line, and the zombie-themed Zombies VS. Slayers universe.
->'''Champions in the Trick-or-Treat line''': ([=FrankenTibbers=]) Annie, (Witch's Brew) Blitzcrank, (Mundo) Mundo, (Trick or Treat) Ekko, (Pumpkinhead) Fiddlesticks, (Headless) Hecarim, (Bewitching) Janna, Miss Fortune, Morgana, Nidalee, Tristana, (Count) Kassadin, (Kitty Cat) Katarina, (Count Kledula) Kled, (Ravenborn) [=LeBlanc=], (Haunted) Maokai, Zyra, (Haunting) Nocturne, (Nosferatu) Vladimir\\
'''Champions in the Death Sworn line''': (Death Sworn) Katarina, Viktor, Zed, (Reaper) Hecarim, Soraka, (Underworld) Twisted Fate, Wukong\\
'''Champions in the Zombies Vs. Slayers line''':(Zombie) Brand, Nunu & Willump, Ryze, (Zombie Slayer) Jinx, Pantheon
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Zombie Ryze was originally trying to prevent the spread of the ZombieApocalypse, [[WalkingTheEarth scouring the world]] in search for a cure. He had apparently ''[[YankTheDogsChain almost]]'' [[ShootTheShaggyDog reached his goal before succumbing to the mutation]].
* BedsheetGhost: Haunting Nocturne primarily styles him after one, though he still keeps his signature knife arms.
* CatGirl:
** Kitty Cat Katarina puts her [[MsFanservice in a pretty revealing]] cat outfit, which according to her skin bio is being worn for ''[[HighlyVisibleNinja an assassination mission]].'' There are times where she normally questions the parameters for such operations, but oddly enough, [[ShamelessFanserviceGirl this isn't one of them]].
** Bewitching Tristana is more of a cat-themed CuteWitch. It's implied she's actually [[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qMPn8CgmdTA/V_1YJ1xxyAI/AAAAAAAAV7I/nYpxmfTTmVcqWhH-1LOX5tRwarzv7N09QCLcB/s1600/Morgana_Splash_11.jpg Bewitching Morgana's cat featured in her splash art]], [[HumanityEnsues just made more humanoid through magic enchantment]].
* ChainsawGood: Zombie Slayer Pantheon traded his simple BladeOnAStick for a live ''chainsaw'' [[XOnAStick on a stick]].
* CreepyCemetery: [[GaiasVengeance Haunted Zyra]] inhabits one, providing all the more reason for stray trick-or-treaters to stay away during the night.
* {{Cult}}: The Death Sworn cult is a collective of those who pledge their lives to [[TheGrimReaper Death]], believing in a future where the living will kneel before the dead.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The Death Sworn line has a much darker and serious tone than the other two themes, ingraining itself in a cult surrounding the actual deathly aspects of The Harrowing.
* DealWithTheDevil:
** The gist of the Death Sworn cult: surrender your life to Death, and you will be blessed with horrifying spectral powers as his servant.
** Underworld Twisted Fate will offer those on Death's door another path [[ChessWithDeath with a game of chance]], returning you with a life of luxury if you win, dooming your soul into his collection if you lose. He also manipulated "the lords of the living" to sacrifice Soraka, their starchild and [[AllLovingHero avatar of compassion]], to Death in exchange for immortality, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever not realizing that doing so]] [[AndIMustScream had damned them to eternal suffering]].
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Mundo Mundo]], featuring Mundo dressed in a shoddily-made costume of himself (in-game, his cleaver makes rubbery squeak sounds on impact). He apparently does this every year in lieu of any other costume; [[MemeticMutation Mundo trick-or-treats as he pleases]].
* TheGrimReaper: Neither Reaper Hecarim nor Soraka are ''the'' Death, but they are sworn to it and definitely evoke the appropriately grim imagery surrounding the archtype.
* GrumpyOldMan: Count Kledula dips in between this and CoolOldGuy. [[OverlyLongName Count Baron Double-Marquis Lord Duke Kledula]] seems to have the Harrowing spirit down, but he also would like it if you got off his lawn, and probably the rest of his land.
* HalloweenEpisode: The most prominent section of the line is the lighthearted Trick-or-Treat themes, featuring most of its champions taking a break from their usual fare to go [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin trick-or-treating]].
* HeadlessHorseman: Headless Hecarim, even if he technically does have [[PumpkinPerson a flaming pumpkin head]]. Bonus points for being a ''literal'' [[OurCentaursAreDifferent horseman]].
* HotWitch: Bewitching Janna, Miss Fortune, Morgana, and Nidalee puts them in [[MsFanservice fancy and fanservice-y]] witch outfits. Bewitching Tristana, however, is very firmly a CuteWitch.
* HunterOfMonsters: The titular Zombie Slayers of the Zombies Vs. Slayers line. Jinx was ''ecstatic'' for the ZombieApocalypse and the lawless carnage it entails, and Pantheon finds it a lot more fun than being an auto mechanic.
* LooksLikeOrlok: Nosferatu Vladimir, natch. [[VillainsOutShopping Hemomancers can be cinema buffs too]].
* MundaneUtility: Ekko apparently uses his [[TimeMaster time-warping]] abilities to get extra trick-or-treating goodies. Shattering the fabric of reality is evidently a small price to pay for infinite fun-sized chocolate bars.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: The entire ZombieApocalypse of the Zombie Vs. Slayers line started when Brand, a military scientist working for the government, had his funding suddenly cut as he was developing a powerful virus. He was forced to test the mutagen on himself, [[GoneHorriblyWrong with disastrous results]].
* PumpkinPerson: Found on [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Pumpkinhead]] [[ScaryScarecrows Fiddlesticks]] and [[HeadlessHorseman Headless Hecarim]].
* VillainsOutShopping: Ravenborn [=LeBlanc=] isn't simply fashionable; she's deliberately trying to upstage her high-society rivals at the annual holiday gala. In another regard, Vladimir's Film/{{Nosferatu}} skin comes from him being a film buff.
* WhenTreesAttack: Haunted Maokai is meant to represents the trees of a forest just outside of town where many have vanished in.
* YouMeanXMas: The Harrowing is obviously meant to be a stand-in for [[UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve Halloween]].
* ZombieApocalypse: The theme of the Zombies Vs. Slayers line, obviously featuring [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies the zombies]] and [[HunterOfMonsters those who slay them]], began when Brand developed a mutagen in a government compound that went [[GoneHorriblyWrong horribly wrong]].
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[[folder:Headhunter]]
A group of mysterious warriors who spend their time HuntingTheMostDangerousGame, the Headhunter skin line is a direct reference to the ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' movie series. Complete with advanced hunting armor, adaptive cloaking, impossibly sharp blades, and a penchant for stealth, the Headhunters seek the most powerful and glorious prey they can get their blades into.
->'''Champions in this line''': Akali, Caitlyn, Master Yi, Nidalee, Rengar
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* BattleTrophy: In true [[Franchise/{{Predator}} Yautja]] fashion, Akali, Rengar, and presumably all the other Headhunters have a trophy wall. [[SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset Headhunter Rengar simply wears the bones of his slain]].
* DoingInTheWizard: Any mention of magical power is removed, instead replaced with alien tech or biology. Akali's blades are stated to be "flaring with alien energy," and Nidalee is described to have alien biology that allows her to hunt her prey as a human ''and'' an animal.
* EgomaniacHunter: All of the champions present in the line are ready for a hunt, turning themselves into a race of perfect killing machines just to prove they can.
-->'''Pulsefire Ezreal''': ''(nervous)'' I have ''so'' much respect for your species! [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Please don't hunt me]]!
* {{Expy}}: Made to directly reference and resemble the aliens from ''Franchise/{{Predator}}''.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Like the creatures they reference, they spend their time hunting the most powerful fighters across the world.
* InvisibilityCloak: Rengar and Akali continue to use stealth in-game, but now they've been altered to resemble ''Predator''-esque cloaking devices.
* ThunderboltIron: Headhunter Master Yi's WeaponOfChoice is a five-foot long serrated blade, stated to be forged from a meteoric alloy.
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[[folder:Heartbreakers]]
A theme of skins released every year for Valentine's Day, the Heartseekers are from a world where love is always in the air, romance is king, and the champions are fashionably decked out and ready for adventure [[BreadMilkEggsSquick and bloodshed]].
->'''Champions in the line''': (Heartseeker) Ashe, Lucian, Orianna, Quinn, Varus, Vayne, (Heartbreaker) Vi, (Heartpiercer) Fiora, (Sweetheart) Annie, Rakan, Sona, Xayah
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* BearsAreBadNews: While Sweetheart Annie is made of "sugar, spice, and everything nice," Tibbers is still made of the insatiable hunger of a shadow bear. [[{{Bathos}} And fire-resistant cotton]]. He's still probably good for a [[BearHug hug]] (but only one).
* CreepyDoll: Orianna is still seen by others as [[UncannyValley creepy and unnatural]], despite her simply wanting to help those with broken hearts and dance for them. Heartseeker Orianna actually has the most natural-looking face of all of her skins; it's when you see her clockwork movements actually in motion where things really fall apart.
** Interestingly, her splash art implies she actually is a doll-sized cake-topper, with the real Orianna's hand for scale.
* CupidsArrow: The general design aesthetic for most of the bow-wielding champions Ashe, Varus, and Vayne, with Heartseeker Varus especially looking like a traditional [[TheMatchmaker matchmaking]] "Cupid" himself. According to Quinn's skin description, the Heartseekers' weapons are designed to channel their target's inner romantic, but [[LethalJokeWeapon still function as actual weapons designed to inflict pain]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent:
** Heartseeker Vayne's splash art implies that [[AbhorrentAdmirer Dr. Mundo]] asked her for a date, to which she responded to [[TalkToTheFist with an arrow to the back]].
** Heartseeker Ashe's full splash art features a lovestruck, yet otherwise normal [[ArrangedMarriage Tryndamere]] in the background.
* GoodIsNotSoft: The goal of the Heartseekers is to help those overcome negative emotions of grief and instilling feelings of romance as Valentine's Day approaches. They do so using arrows, bullets, and other typically violent types of magic. Hey, LoveHurts.
* LoveGoddess: All of the Heartseekers appear to be based on this, most of them are described as searching to fill the world with love... [[CupidsArrow using projectile weapons]]. Heartseeker Ashe, their leader, is the self-described "Queen of Hearts", who can't stand to see agony and grief as the season of love approaches.
* SharpDressedMan: Heartseeker Lucian gets a dashing red/white suit, ready to sweep you off your feet, preferably at a dinner by lantern light.
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[[folder:Hextech]]
A skin line set in an alternate version of Piltover and Zaun, one where champions are either specialists in or made out of [[{{Magitek}} hextech machinery]].
->'''Champions in the line''': Alistar, Amumu, Annie, Anivia, Galio, Janna, Kog'Maw, Malzahar, Poppy, Renekton, Singed, Sion
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Hextech Galio retains his colossal size in his splash art, and Hextech Alistar is also shown as similarly enormous in his own.
* ChildProdigy: Annie is a scientific prodigy in the hextech renaissance, and has a collection of highly valued hextech [[BearsAreBadNews warbears]], including Tibbers.
* CorporateSponsoredSuperhero: Hextech Galio was created by several of Piltover's largest industrial families and donated to the city as a public service to capitalize on the booming hextech market. His bio even describes him as an "ostensively walking advertisement."
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Hextech Janna is decidedly a lot more normal and grounded than the other more flashy skins, effectively being a light SteamPunk outfit makeover. This is because it was meant to be based on Janna's old lore where she began as a human Zaunite, though with her bio rewrites and the growth of the Hextech line, the skin gained a new non-canon plot setup.
* ItCanThink: Hextech Anivia was a breakthrough for being the first hextech lifeform to be declared as sentient. The secret behind artificial life is well-guarded out of fear of abuse, with Hextech Alistar designed as its guardian.
* {{Magitek}}: The central focus of this line is ''League of Legends''' take on it. In addition to some champions being made out of the stuff, the hextech developers also address the potential consequences of working with the stuff, for good (Hextech Janna gaining [[BlowYouAway wind powers]] from working with raw materials) or bad (Hextech Singed [[BodyHorror mangling himself physically and mentally into a magic chemical-infused monstrosity]]).
* RobotBuddy:
** Hextech Kog'Maw units are advertised as incredibly friendly and expensive ''pets'', viewed mostly as symbols of wealth around their owners.
** [[invoked]]Hextech Amumu was similarly intended as a playmate for wealthy children, but has long since been forgotten as [[TechnologyMarchesOn Hextechnology Marches On]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:High Noon Gothic]]
A skin line taking place in WeirdWest version of Runeterra, featuring champions given huge western/desert makeovers, with wild and deadly showdowns all around.
->'''Champions in the line''': (High Noon) Ashe, Darius, Hecarim, Jhin, Lucian, Thresh, Twisted Fate, Urgot, Yasuo, (Longhorn) Alistar, (Sheriff) Caitlyn, (Desperada) Cassiopeia, (Bandito) Fiddlesticks, (Sonoran) Kog'Maw, (Cowgirl) Miss Fortune, (Sandscourge) Skarner
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* ALoadOfBull: Longhorn Alistar, natch. He's a rather pragmatic [[HiredGuns muscle-for-hire]], breaking up saloon fights as often as busting down bank vault doors. Even while facing him as an opponent, Lucian seems to have a level of respect for him, and almost sounds guilty when having to put him down.
* AntiAntiChrist: High Noon Lucian looks very spooky after his corruption following [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Thresh]], but despite this, [[PayEvilUntoEvil he very much intends to put a stop to his game]].
-->'''Lucian''': ''(approaching High Noon Thresh)'' [[BadassBoast I'll rule my own soul, devil, and send you back to hell]]!
* AntiHero: High Noon Lucian made a DealWithTheDevil, possesses scary demonic powers and [[TheCorruption the appearance]] [[CreepyGood to show for it]], but overall, he's primarily driven by revenge against Thresh and his forces of hell to bring him, Senna, and the rest of the desert to peace.
-->'''Lucian''': I got one rule: [[GoodIsNotSoft You hurt people, you answer to me]].
* TheAtoner: Yasuo arrived in the West fleeing murder charges. Since then he has single-handedly driven off bandit gangs and saved a lot of lives, and his brand of {{vigilante|Man}} justice impressed one (small) town enough that they made him sheriff.
-->'''Lucian''': [[PostMortemOneLiner Hope you find peace, Yasuo]]. Least one of us will.
* CardSharp: Twisted Fate, naturally. More specifically, Tobias "Twisted Fate" Felix spends his days hustling poor saps between the Buzzard Gulch and other various border towns.
* CattlePunk: High Noon Urgot replaces his BioPunk-themed body with this, turning him into a twisted hybrid of an old-timey RailroadBaron and a steampunk demon from hell. This aesthetic is also lightly present with High Noon Jhin and Yasuo.
* {{Cowboy}}: Majority of the skins revolve around this theme.
* CursedWithAwesome: High Noon Lucian. Sure, the deal with Thresh [[TheCorruption corrupted his soul and the left side of his body is visibly affected]] (which becomes a full-blown demonic transformation during his recall and ultimate), but one can't deny [[PayEvilUntoEvil he's putting those powers to good use against Thresh himself]].
* DealWithTheDevil:
** The devil in this case being Thresh, who --when not spreading widespread fear and chaos in search for souls-- makes deals with mortals in exchange for theirs. Urgot sold his immortal soul for his mechanical body after he was left in the desert to die, and Lucian had his corrupted to save the life of his one true love ([[SenselessSacrifice or at least attempt; several lines imply Senna still didn't make it]]), gaining demonic powers in the process.
** Darius, who was humiliatingly defeated by his brother and became twisted by an obsession for revenge, also became the subject to this with Hecarim.
--->'''Ashe''': Guess it's like you always said, Darius. Demons give you what you want, devils give you what you need.
* DesertSkull: High Noon Thresh's is made to resemble one, complete with giant horns and being [[FlamingSkulls engulfed in flames]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: Part of this is due to his corruption, but High Noon Lucian's left arm and gun is visibly glowing black and red, contrasting greatly to his normal right arm and bright white/gold gun.
* TheGoodTheBadAndTheEvil: The [[AntiHero anti-heroic]] Lucian, the [[DealWithTheDevil corrupted]] Urgot, and the straight-up demonic Thresh are these, respectively. In addition, their dynamic is made as a direct ShoutOut to ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', though they would more likely respectively be Lucian, Thresh, and Urgot.
* HellOnEarth: The old west is swarmed with all kinds of gothic hell-beasts, both to bargain with mortals and/or to destroy them. he reason the legions of hell swarm the prairie is because {{Heaven}} was destroyed by mortal men during a land rush, releasing the devils of {{Hell}} from confinement.
* HiredGuns: As one might expect, many of the outlaws serve as these, including Alistar, Jhin, and Miss Fortune. Lucian used to be this, but ever since his DealWithTheDevil, he's more out for seeking {{Revenge}}.
* TheMagnificent: The 2018 High Noon skins are given fancy titles in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2g9u9K3U7M The Devils Among Us]]": Lucian is "The Man with the Grinning Shadow", Thresh is "The Slaughter God", and Urgot is "The Steel Monstrosity".
* NiceHat: With the exception of Kog'Maw, [[ScaryScorpions Skarner]] and [[FlamingSkulls Thresh]], everyone in the line wears a nice hat.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Ashe is described as a "mechanical angel", built early on during the pioneering age, empowered by the blood of deities from the destruction of {{Heaven}}. She chooses to forgive humanity for their crimes, and now serves to protect them from TheLegionsOfHell [[HolyHandGrenade with arrows]] [[LightEmUp of light]].
-->'''Ashe''': I am cold steel fuelled by the blood of saints and angels. [[{{Bathos}} Howdy]].
* PowerGivesYouWings: High Noon Lucian's "fully corrupted" form (seen while using ''The Culling'' and his recall) gives him long, demonic spikes over his shoulder and back that evoke these.
* RailroadBaron: The once-named Jeremiah James used to be one of these, but [[RichesToRags lost his millions and industrial empire after betting his own heart in a game of chance and losing]]. The only reason he's still around is because he sold his soul to Thresh, turning him into High Noon Urgot.
* RidingIntoTheSunset: Lucian's joke emote [[SubvertedTrope subverts this]] [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]], where he whistles for his horse to do this... and it never comes.
* SamuraiCowboy: Yasuo fully embodies this trope. He trades his nodachi for a gunblade!
* ScaryScorpions: Sandscourge Skarner represents one of the many dangerous and carnivorous scorpions on the prairie, and is drawn to campfires at night. Travelers, beware!
-->'''Lucian''': Is it just me, or are those critters getting bigger?
* TheSheriff:
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sheriff Caitlyn, natch]], who extends her long arm of the law (as well as her [[SniperRifle gun]]) over the town of Progress.
** High Noon Yasuo serves as the reluctant sheriff of a "two-street town," defending it against bandit gangs and other desert threats.
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: The name of the line is an obvious reference to this. High Noon Lucian's teaser, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W33hF01Oos A New Devil's in Town]]", features him ready to partake in a duel with Thresh in this style.
* SnakePeople: Cassiopeia is in the line, whose appearance is appropriately made to resemble a desert rattlesnake. Despite being a well-known desperada, Lucian's surprised at seeing her in person and discovering she's one of these.
* WantedPoster: Cowgirl Miss Fortune's splash art features these.
* WeirdWest: Champions with supernatural/magic abilities still retain them in the line, including Cassiopeia, Fiddlesticks, Twisted Fate, and Thresh. High Noon Lucian is among the biggest showcases, having made a DealWithTheDevil and has demonic powers to go alongside his [[TheGunslinger gunslinging]].
* TheWildWest: The general theme of the line, in a few varieties. Some are just standard {{Cowboy}} makeovers, while some are made to resemble wild desert creatures, and others are given [[WeirdWest additional supernatural elements for flavor]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Immortal Journey]]
-> ''"The mountaintop reaches skyward; the earth reaches for the heavens. In this mountain there is a lake, and from this lake rose the Sacred Sword." - Immortal Journey''
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Long ago, in an ancient land, many souls gathered beneath the gods to test the limits of their power. Foolish and arrogant, brave and just, their journeys are written into the immortal pages of history...
->'''Champions in this line''': (Soaring Sword) Fiora, (Divine Sword) Irelia, (Sacred Sword) Janna, (God Staff) Jax, (God Fist) Lee Sin, (Eternal Sword) Master Yi, (Majestic Empress) Morgana, (Splendid Staff) Nami, (Valiant Sword) Riven, (Enduring Sword) Talon, (Radiant) Wukong
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: God Fist Lee Sin and God Staff Jax (who's already one anyway) are quite full of themselves... [[SmugSuper though probably]] [[PhysicalGod for good reason]].
* BreakTheHaughty: Talon was once the proud dragon king of the south seas, who in his hubris challenged the demigoddess Irelia to a duel and lost in front of his assembled court. He lashed out at her in humiliation, and she sealed his power away and banished him to the mortal realms to learn some humility.
* EvilSorceress: While she may not look the part, Morgana is a feared sorceress and [[TheUsurper usurper queen]] who sought revenge against Irelia for sealing away Talon's power, having crushed her in battle and is now seeking to restore the once-great dragon king's stature.
* HumanityEnsues: Nami was originally a fish with dreams of becoming a dragon, but started gaining a more human-like form after the sealed dragon king Talon's power began seeping out and influencing her. She still has [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent her fish tail]] for the most part (her splash art obscures her bottom half in water), but her recall shows her gaining human legs.
* LadyOfWar: Nearly all of the female champions in the line count, being incredibly powerful yet graceful all at once. Fiora is one of Yi's fellow martial arts students, Janna is the steadfast guardian of an immortality-granting sword of jade, and Irelia is a demigoddess who won a duel against Talon and then sealed his power in her blades when he struck at her in retaliation. Morgana and Riven both trained in the arts of war and politics for years, and are now clashing for the fate of the world.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: While [[MonkeyKingLite Radiant Wukong's conceit]] [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest does have its basis in Wuxia]], his design is far more {{Animesque}} and bright in comparison to the more gracefully epic aesthetic of most other Immortal Journey skins. This is mostly due to it originally being a Lunar Revel skin before shifting lines.
* LegendaryCarp: Splendid Staff Nami is an allusion to the legend of the fish that becomes a dragon.
* MonkeyKingLite: Wukong was already this, but Radiant Wukong drives it UpToEleven, described as having undergone on a long journey to test his skills against history's greatest warriors, but is still barred by his quick temper and impulsive nature. His much more dynamic aesthetics also bring to mind ''another'' [[Franchise/DragonBall famous Sun Wukong expy]].
* PhysicalGod:
** Lee Sin became the titular wielder of the "God Fist" after defeating the master of every martial art school ''blindfolded'' and defeating [[LegacyCharacter his predecessor]] atop a treacherous mountain.
** Jax was also once a mortal warrior, but ascended into godhood (or at least received god-level immortality) after becoming the successful wielder of the God Staff.
** As a dragon king, Talon was apparently something close, but Irelia (herself a demigoddess) stripped him of his power to curb his arrogance.
** Morgana became a goddess through magical power and now seeks to kick humans and lesser gods down a rung or two.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Yi (followed by Fiora) is seeking a fabled sword of pure jade that grants immortality, but is hidden at the bottom of a silent lake, guarded by Janna.
* {{Wuxia}}: The entire line is a massive love letter to the genre, aesthetically resembling it at its most awesome and beautiful.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Infernal]]
Following the Ashen Lord of fire and ruin's summoning into the mortal world, he and his army of Infernals have been slowly remaking all that exists into his horrific image, intending to leave behind nothing but cinders, ashes, and death.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Ashen Lord) Aurelion Sol, (Infernal) Akali, Alistar, Amumu, Diana, Galio, Mordekaiser, Nasus, Shen, Varus, (Foxfire) Ahri, (Shadowfire) Kindred, (Obsidian) Malphite, (Charred) Maokai, (Molten) Rammus, (Scorched Earth) Renekton, Xerath, (Firefang) Warwick, (Volcanic) Wukong, (Wildfire) Zyra
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Several champions from Aurelion Sol to Nasus to Diana, who in canon range from being neutral to heroic, are now the baddies.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Based on several splash arts -- most prominently Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol, Infernal Akali, and Firefang Warwick -- the Infernals are utterly enormous.
* TheCorruption: Wildfire Zyra and Charred Maokai were respectively a neutral forest nymph and one of the gentle treefolk, [[FaceHeelTurn but were corrupted by the Infernal's touch and now serve alongside them]].
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: While he hasn't won ''yet'' (there still exists a rebellion in the form of the Shadowfire Temple), the Ashen Lord and his infernal legion is hellbent on burning the entire world to the ground.
* EvilIsNotAToy: The Ashen Lord was first summoned into the world by an extremist pyromancer cult who unwisely sought to control the god of fire and ruin's power for themselves. [[GoneHorriblyWrong This proved to be an apocalyptic mistake]].
* GodzillaThreshold: The high priests of the Shadowfire Temple summoned their god of destruction and rebirth, Shadowfire Kindred, not fully realizing the bitter price they may have to pay to fight the flames, but also not really caring [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt since hope is almost completely lost]].
* {{Hellhound}}: Infernal Nasus evokes a fiery, anthropomorphic cerberus, and unlike his canon counterpart where he fights to protect the world, [[EvilCostumeSwitch this version's fully intent on destroying it]]. Firefang [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Warwick]] also counts to a degree.
* LaResistance: The Shadowfire Temple is seemingly the last hope for humanity, with Foxfire Ahri leading the charge and the rest of it summoning their god, Shadowfire Kindred to fighting the Ashen Lord. Separately, when the mountains burst, obsidian creatures from the earth (represented by Obsidian Malphite) were freed and seek to destroy the Infernals.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Infernal Amumu is a lesser infernal spirit who, like his canon counterpart, isn't actively malevolent and is simply really lonely and seeks friendship, but is eternally cursed to bring fire and destruction wherever he goes.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: The Ashen Lord Aurelion Sol is the ultimate BigBad of the line, being an enormous dragon god of cinders and death.
* OutsideContextProblem: Obsidian Malphite and the other obsidian creatures are this towards the Ashen Lord's armies, as nobody knows what they are, why they were trapped deep beneath the earth, or why they are so well suited for and committed to fighting off the Infernals.
* PlayingWithFire: ''[[UpToEleven Like you wouldn't believe]]'', with everyone in the line possessing fiery appearances and powers. Even before the Aurelion Sol and his infernals were unleashed, pyromancy already existed in various forms and factions.
* TheStarscream: Scorched Earth Xerath possesses keen intellect compared to other Infernal leaders and is awaiting the day he can usurp his master. Soon...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:K/DA]]
Introducing K/DA! An unconventionally-flaired, but explosively popular music phenomenon who arrived onto the pop scene with their hit song "POP/STARS", Ahri, Evelynn, Kai'Sa, and Akali look forward to taking their music and their message internationally.\\
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K/DA was originally made to coincide with "The Afterparty" of the [[UsefulNotes/ProfessionalGaming Worlds 2018]], the opening ceremony for the finals of which premiered the group's [[{{Defictionalization}} live performance]] of "POP/STARS", headlined by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Beer Madison Beer]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeon_So-yeon Soyeon]] and Miyeon of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(G)I-dle (G)I-dle]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaira_Burns Jaira Burns]].\\
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Their [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/kda promotional website can be found here]], and their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOxkGD8qRB4 music video here]]!
->'''Champions in the line''': Ahri, Akali, Evelynn, Kai'Sa
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* {{Adorkable}}: Akali is shown with shades of this in the [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/popstar-interview/ K/DA interview]], seeming somewhat embarrassed at being in the spotlight with such positive reception. When compared to her [[HotBlooded lively]] [[AWildRapperAppears rap verse to "POP/STARS"]], the dissonance is amusingly endearing.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Or rather, GirlGroup. Similar to Pentakill, K/DA gets its name from the game's "Kill/Death/Assist" ratio.
* BattleRapping: Akali was originally a street-level battle rapper who gained notoriety from a viral battle rap from when she was 15 ([[NoodleIncident it apparently involved a few flips]]), and after she was picked up by Ahri, she now lends her hard-hitting lyrics and flow to K/DA. For bonus points, she's also a literal mixed martial-artist who knows how to wield kama, earning her title of "Hip Hop Ninja".
* BilingualDialogue: "POP/STARS" switches between English and Korean, and most of the group is multilingual -- Akali fluently speaks English, Korean, and Japanese, Kai'Sa speaks Chinese, Afrikaans, Korean, and English, and Eve appears to know both Korean and English, translating for the monolingual Ahri, who speaks in Korean during [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/popstar-interview/ their group interview]].
* BoastfulRap: Pretty much the entirety of "POP/STARS" is the group boasting about how unstoppable they are, but special mention goes to the bilingual rap verses by Akali/Jeon So-yeon, which ''starts'' with "[[BadassBoast I'm a goddess with a blade, 소리쳐봐 내 이름 잊지 못하게]][[note]]Shout my name so that you can’t forget it[[/note]]".
* BreakoutCharacter: While K/DA as a whole was a smash hit, Akali ended up becoming the group's most popular character, so much so that she (and by extension, Soyeon of {{Music/GIDLE}} fame) was brought back as part of True Damage.
* CanonWelding: One of Evelynn's trivia facts lists ''[[{{Necromancer}} Karthus]]'' as an artist she takes inspiration from, referring to [[HeavyMetal Pentakill Karthus]]. Scenes of the subway train in the "POP/STARS" video [[FreezeFrameBonus also feature posters of both Pentakill and DJ Sona's logos]], and it was [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1059176880991916032 later confirmed]] that they all exist in the same universe, [[https://twitter.com/notquitefrodo/status/1060597470277718016 or at least certain incarnations of them]].
* CoolCar: Evelynn is frequently seen resting on or driving an impressive lavender Lamborghini, apparently one of several fast cars in her collection.
* CostumePorn: [[https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2018/11/ask-riot-clash-prejudice-and-complex-skins/ Several Rioters are in agreement]] that the K/DA line were the most challenging skins they've ''ever'' designed (on par with Elementalist Lux, whose difficulty stemmed mostly from alternate forms and volume than sheer quality), [[https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2018/11/ask-riot-clash-prejudice-and-complex-skins/ with over 70 iterations in development]] ([[https://twitter.com/liyart_/status/1058844505275658240 Kai'Sa alone had around 40!]]). This totally paid off, as the final products are simply ''gorgeous''.
* CreativeDifferences: Invoked by Evelynn as being the reason she left her previously-involved groups, who she otherwise has "[[PlausibleDeniability nothing but good things to say about]]".
* DancingIsSeriousBusiness: Kai'Sa, being the group's lead dancer and choreographer, comes with this attitude. When asked "Why do you dance?", her response:
-->'''[=@KDAKaisa=]''': When the music begins, a symphony of movement stirs in my being. It begins as a rumble, [[MythologyGag like a calling from the void, hungry and demanding release]]. My body reacts to the call, jumping to weave a story. A story to leave the void behind, and fall into the steps of life.
* DarkerAndEdgier: When compared to [[IdolSinger Popstar Ahri's]] much cheerier and colorful theming. Her starting K/DA was her breaking off from her cutesy teenage look to establish her as a stylish, more mature icon, with the group itself having a sleek, glamorous, and at times aggressive aesthetic to it. During one of her segments in the "[=POP/STARS=]" video, which are mainly set in a laundromat, there's a lingering shot on a laundry basket which has her old Popstar and [[MagicalGirlWarrior Star Guardian]] outfits in it, showing how she's moved past that image.
* TheDiva: Much of the roster is inspired by this, though Evelynn has the reputation of "No. 1 Diva". In her own words, she's "an artist, not a socialite" with incredibly high standards, having once walked out on a live performance for a backing track she felt was too subpar for her vocals. Despite her turbulent presence, she has a massive diehard fanbase calling themselves "Deeva", and prior to joining K/DA, she had two solo hits in "Agony's Embrace" and "Ecstasy" and had known Ahri for years. It's telling that ''she's'' recognized as being "the foundation of the group's sound."
* ExpressiveMask: During Akali's portions in the black-lit subway train of the "POP/STARS" video, the stylized mouth patterns on her face mask animates to her rapping.
* TheFashionista: Part of Ahri's post-reinvention image is being a fashion icon, with her sleek design attracting fashion designers all across the world. She's also in the face of FOXY cosmetics and launched her own fragrance, Charmed.
* ForeignFanservice: Kai'Sa's international origins are played up in her profiles and [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/popstar-interview/ interview]], with her taste of international styles contributing a layer of exoticism to K/DA as a whole.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Sanguine: Ahri, the passionate and highly proactive de facto face and lead vocalist of the group.
** Choleric: Akali, the hot-blooded and aggressively energetic rapper from the streets.
** Phlegmatic: Evelynn, the haughty, domineering born-superstar of the group, the foundation of their overall aesthetic.
** Melancholic: Kai'Sa, the highly methodical, yet passionate lead dancer and choreographer of the group.
* GirlGroup: Of an especially edgy, KoreanPopMusic variety, inspired by real-life groups such as Music/TwoNEOne and Music/BlackPink.
* GoldenSuperMode: During the Afterparty event of Worlds 2018, K/DA Kai'Sa had a "Prestige Edition" (the first of its kind) that decks her out in flashy white and gold colors. Over the course of the next several months, very likely due to popularity and fan demand, the rest of her group received the same treatment.
* IdolSinger: Ahri used to be a much cuter and Music/GirlsGeneration-inspired variety in her teenage years, now having evolved into her [[DarkerAndEdgier more mature and dark-lit]] design with K/DA.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In K/DA Ahri's skin bio, it stated she took a five-year break following her success as Popstar Ahri before re-emerging with K/DA, referencing how the original Popstar skin was released 5 years prior.
* MultipleTailedBeast: Ahri, natch, whose tails in this line look both holographic and crystal-like, and even briefly change colors depending on what ability she's using. Funnily enough, K/DA's fans only ''suspect'' that they're real.
* NiceHat: Akali wears a stylish cap with the group's K/DA logo on it.
* ReallyGetsAround: Eve is implied to be this, listed as having been romantically involved with several ([[NoodleIncident now-missing]]) male celebrities, though she's never confirmed a relationship.
* TeamChef: Kai'Sa is said to be found in the K/DA house cooking large meals. Her favorite food is Sichuan dry hot pot.
* VirtualCelebrity: Unlike Pentakill --who was originally just a theme of cosmetic skins that were {{Defictionalized}} much later-- K/DA was made specifically to coincide with a real collaborative release following Worlds 2018's "Afterparty" event, with the girls appearing front and center in their music video ([[MediumBlending and among the real artists behind them during their live performance]]).
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[[folder:Lunar Revel]]
A skin line inspired by and released in celebration of the Lunar New Year, the various skin lines feature a heavy influence from Ancient Asia. Originally popularized by the combat-oriented Warring Kingdoms skins, the thematic branched out into a larger narrative, including Firecracker skins representing the festive side of Lunar Revels, and other general skins representing the mythological side. Each year, depending on the Zodiac sign for that year, new skins will be released that represent that years Zodiac.
->'''Champions in the general Lunar Revel line''': (Lunar Wraith) Caitlyn, (Jade Fang) Cassiopeia, (Lunar Goddess) Diana, (Dragon Fist) Lee Sin, (Lunar Empress) Lux, (Lunar Wraith) Morgana, (Lunar Guardian) Nasus, Warwick, (Guqin) Sona, (Coin Emperor) Tahm Kench, (Jade Dragon) Wukong\\
'''Champions in the Warring Kingdoms line''': (Warring Kingdoms) Azir, Garen, Jarvan IV, Katarina, Nidalee, Tryndamere, Vi, Xin Zhao, (Dragonblade) Riven, Talon\\
'''Champions in the Firecracker Line''': (Panda) Annie, (Dragonwing) Corki, (Firecracker) Jinx, Sejuani, Vayne, (Lion Dance) Kog'Maw
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* AbsoluteCleavage: Warring Kingdoms Nidalee and Lunar Wraith Caitlyn.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original Warring Kingdoms skins (Jarvan IV and Xin Zhao) were originally released to celebrate the anniversary of ''League's'' Chinese server, and are more aesthetically reminiscent of ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' than Chinese New Year. Later Warring Kingdoms skins would be more integrated into the general Lunar Revel aesthetic, so they might seem a little out-of-place as years go on.
* EasternZodiac: Certain skins represent [[AnimalMotifs the totems]] in the zodiac:
** The Year of the Dragon in 2012 wasn't represented by an actual dragon champion, but was still referenced in Dragon Fist Lee Sin, Dragonblade Talon, and Jade Dragon Wukong.
** The Year of the Snake in 2013 was represented with Jade Fang Cassiopeia.
** The Year of the Monkey in 2016 was represented with Radiant Wukong (originally he was considered part of the line, but has since been labeled an Immortal Journey skin[[note]]Unlike most Lunar Revel skins, Radiant Wukong is available throughout the year due to his previous Underworld Wukong skin already being legacy[[/note]]).
** The Year of the Rooster in 2017 was represented with Warring Kingdoms Azir.
** The Year of the Dog in 2018 was represented with Lunar Guardians Warwick and Nasus.
** The Year of the Pig in 2019 was represented with Firecracker Sejuani.
* FatalFireworks: Featured in all the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Firecracker"]] to varying degrees. Within the context of the Lunar Revel, firecrackers are supposed to ward off evil spirits and misfortune (much like how they're symbolically seen in Chinese cultures), but they're a lot more dangerous when given to a [[PlayingWithFire pyromaniac child]], a hungry Void monster, and a TriggerHappy girl who thinks a seven foot-long rocket shaped like an angry dragon [[ComicallyMissingThePoint is just a fun]] [[ExactWords firecracker for parties]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: The weapons of Dragonblade Talon and Riven are directly forged from the dragonfire of a shadow dragon, with the latter even featuring fiery spell effects. Others, like Jade Dragon Wukong, Warring Kingdoms Tryndamere, and Warring Kingdoms Garen, have more Eastern-style serpentine dragons in them.
* {{Lunacy}}: A benevolent example from Lunar Empress Lux, a demigod groomed to watch over the immortal realm and protect the world from darkness, joined by her Lunar Guardians Warwick and Nasus.
* RedOniBlueOni: While the Lunar Guardians have raised Lunar Empress Lux to protect the world, the red Warwick is described as "feral" as he ravenously pursues foes from the south, while the blue Nasus is the stoic, but powerful guardian of the north.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mecha]]
An alternate universe/future where several of Bandle City's greatest scientists have constructed mecha for protection of their home from a kaiju threat.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Mecha Zero) Sion, (Mecha) Aatrox, Aurelion Sol, Kha'Zix, Malphite, Rengar, (Giant Enemy Crabgot) Urgot
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* AIIsACrapshoot: 0-SION/"Mecha Zero Sion's" in-game quotes depict him as an unstable prototype mecha who rejected its programming and [[CrushKillDestroy now fights as an enemy of humanity]], though this has [[SubvertedTrope since been reduced]] [[GameplayAndStorySegregation to a lingering possibility rather than an actual reality in the plot]].
* CoolAirship: The ASOL-13/"Mecha Aurelion Sol", not only looks like a giant badass robot dragon (and/or possibly [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Rayquaza]]), he's also a functioning mobile mothership containing thousands upon thousands of personnel, weapons, attack fighters, and ground-based anti-kaiju vehicles.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The line took a while to properly find its footing before it settled on the "mechs are protectors of humanity designed to fight off kaiju" plotline, with the most glaring sticking point being Mecha Zero Sion. His in-game and initial promotional depictions were that of [[AIIsACrapshoot a rogue independent mecha]] [[CrushKillDestroy who turned on humanity]], but this aspect is {{Subverted|Trope}} in his current skin blurb where him going rogue is just a lingering, but unfounded possibility.
* FlyingFirepower: ATRX-1/"Mecha Aatrox" was created in response to flying kaiju threats, and is capable of limited flight as well as a ''[[{{BFS}} massive]]'' HotBlade.
* HumongousMecha: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's right there in the title]], though the [[UnitsNotToScale "humongous" part unfortunately]] [[GameplayAndStorySegregation does not translate into gameplay]].
* {{Kaiju}}: [[GiantEnemyCrab Giant Enemy Crabgot]] is confirmed to be in the line as one of the {{Kaiju}} the mechs were designed to fight against.
* ShoutOut: The entire line from the colorful aesthetics to the "HumongousMecha vs. {{Kaiju}}" conceit is a giant love letter to ''Film/PacificRim'', with a light amount of ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' thrown in the mix.
* TransformingMecha: Most of the mecha have transforming capabilities, with Aatrox, Rengar, and Malphite turning into [[CoolPlane a jet]], [[CoolCar a car]], and [[ThisIsADrill a drill]] for their recalls. Sion turns into a [[CoolTrain charging train]] during his ultimate.
* UrbanWarfare: K-ZX/"Mecha Kha'Zix" and RNGR-7/"Mecha Rengar" are described as stealthy, smaller-sized defenders made for urban environments.
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[[folder:Medieval]]
A set of skins that take place in an alternate Runeterra reminiscent of the middle ages.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Little Knight) Amumu, (Queen) Ashe, (Executioner) Mundo, (Sir) Kled, (Sorceress) Lux, (Blacksmith) Poppy, (King) Tryndamere, (Medieval) Twitch, (White Mage) Veigar
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* TheBlacksmith: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Blacksmith Poppy]] works under the tutelage of Sir Ornn of the Freljord, during which she found herself wielding [[DropTheHammer a legendary hammer]] destined for an unknown hero, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial which is most definitely]] [[IgnorantOfTheCall not herself]].
* HarmlessVillain: For being such [[WhiteMage a helpful cleric in healing magic]], it might come as a surprise that Veigar [[CardCarryingVillain still identifies as a dastardly villain]], one who takes his widespread healing and curing [[EpicFail as a failure worth of conscious annoyance]].
* HorseOfADifferentColor: With the Sir Kled skin, Skaarl is given a much more avian appearance, suspiciously similar to a [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Chocobo]].
* HotWitch: Sorceress Lux, personality-wise, [[CuteWitch is still the Lux]] [[MagicalGirl we all know and love]], but her outfit is a lot more revealing than her default. Perhaps her [[BareYourMidriff baring her midriff]] was done in exchange for her NiceHat.
* KnightInShiningArmor:
** [[MonsterKnight Amumu is an]] [[{{Mummy}} undying, mummified princeling]], but he otherwise perfectly fits the brave-hearted, idealistic, and heroic archetype.
** [[OverlyLongName Sir Prince Chevalier Archduke Lord Double-Earl Kled]] (or Sir Kled, for short) ''looks'' the part, [[SubvertedTrope but he's also an extremely territorial lunatic who seeks to conquer all the countryside in the name of]] [[{{Egopolis}} The Kingdom of Kled]] (which consists entirely of him and [[CowardlySidekick his single cowardly subject, Skaarl]]).
* PsychoForHire:
** Twitch is a wretched [[ProfessionalKiller assassin-for-hire]] in the Dread Fortress Zaun, [[AxCrazy one who takes delight in killing his targets]] [[PlagueMaster with moist, toxic garbage]].
** Mundo is a "mad giant" who's hired mainly as a legitimate formal executioner, but it's stated that he also ''really'' enjoys executing prisoners.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Queen Ashe and King Tryndamere discard their canon status as leaders of northern {{Barbarian Tribe}}s in favor of regal medieval flavor, but they lose none of their strength.
* WhiteMage: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin White Mage Veigar]], who is [[AccidentalHero (acciden]][[HarmlessVillain tally)]] a skilled mage capable of curing ailments and dispelling curses. [[{{Irony}} Ironic considering his base skin is reminiscent of a Black Mage from]] ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', and while he doesn't get the full costume makeover, his white and red colors still evoke a White Mage from the same series.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Odyssey]]
[[SpaceOpera From the heavily urbanized coreworlds to the outermost edge of the galaxy, adventure awaits]]! The great Demaxian Empire has laid claim to almost every inhabited system, ignoring the objections of the ancient Templar Order and the criminal Syndicate alike, in pursuit of the wondrous bounty of ora. This mysterious golden essence—drawn from the vast, majestic creatures that patrol the stars—is the lifeblood of all civilization, but also promises untold power to those who can wield it for themselves...\\
\\
Their [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/odyssey supplementary website can be found on Universe]].
->'''Champions in this line''': (Odyssey) Jinx, Kayn, Malphite, Sona, Yasuo, Ziggs, (Galaxy Slayer) Zed
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* ActionSurvivor: Yasuo has been successfully evading capture for some time, which his bio calls impressive for a former rich playboy whose only real skills had been swordsmanship and getting drunk.
* AdaptationalHeroism: While she's still got her [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] MadBomber tendencies, Odyssey Jinx is framed less of a villainous TerroristWithoutACause and more of a wacky, [[AntiHero anti-heroic]] LoveableRogue with a fondness for blowing stuff up. It helps that this is a world with [[BlackAndGrayMorality very few purely good characters]]; yes, our heroes are flawed, but they're up against someone who wants to destroy the ''universe'', so...
* AffablyEvil: Kayn is on a mad quest to gather all ora in the universe to become its conqueror and has no qualms with murder, and yet he does it all with such charismatic nonchalance.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Despite knowing Kayn is after her and her crew ''to kill them'', Jinx is really excited by the fact it's [[PrettyBoy Kayn]], and rewinds a portion of his threatening video message to admire him.
* AntiHero: You wouldn't trust any of the ''Morning Star'' crew to watch your car, let alone save the universe, but they're the ones who got the nod of Fate, and apparently they have the ''potential'' to be heroes...
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Ora, a golden organic essence produced from "megafauna" in the cold vacuum of space, which can be mined in crystal form and also exists in an unrefined liquid form. It can be used as fuel, implanted to directly augment sentient beings, and the Templars, Sona included, can directly communicate with it and command it to fight for them.
-->'''Rhaast''': Ora is ambrosia... so sweet... so pure...
* ArtificialLimbs: Jinx has a mechanical left arm.
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Zed considers himself "life transcended" after having merged with the ora into a frightening, [[CosmicBeing seemingly half-celestial]] [[MindHive collective]].
* AskAStupidQuestion: The end of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaDQB8lOlTk "Welcome Aboard"]] trailer reveals the entire thing was an in-universe video the crew were showing to their latest potential recruit, and after it's finished Jinx asks them "So kid, whaddya say?"
-->'''[[CuteMute Sona]]:''' ...
* BadassCrew: [[PowerTrio There's the starting trio]], consisting of Yasuo as captain, Jinx as pilot, and Malphite as muscle. They have convinced Sona to join them, and the "Extraction" game mode is their effort to rescue a marooned Ziggs.
* BetterThanSex: Both Kayn and Rhaast treat their final forms as this.
* ButtMonkey: On top of being [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg the most unaffiliated with the]] ''[[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Morning Star]]'' [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg crew]], Ziggs lost his credibility as a mining engineer after Jinx blew up an enormous ora mine and he got framed for it, and [[RapidFireNo he's less than happy to see her]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck and her band of idiots]] [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike coming to his rescue]].
* CanonWelding: Rhaast, should he successfully take over Kayn's body, freely admits that his masters, beings who wish to [[SpacetimeEater annihilate the entire universe]], are of the Dark Star, tying Odyssey together with the Event Horizon universe.
* CardCarryingVillain:
** Kayn is very much aware that his mad quest to open the Ora Gate [[GalacticConqueror to rule the universe]] is villainous, but he straight-up owns that fact.
--->'''Kayn''': Soon they'll all worship at my feet.\\
'''Rhaast''': Is that ''truly'' all you desire? \\
'''Kayn''': ''(chuckles)'' Oh, Rhaast. ''Of course'' it is.
** Zed, an outcast of the Templars who rejects their promised salvation, fully admits to being [[KnightTemplar the violent, visionary monster]] the galaxy should fear, but one he believes it [[NecessaryEvil needs]].
--->'''Zed''': The Templars say our deeds are extreme. They are right.
* CoolShip: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaDQB8lOlTk The teaser trailer]] shows us the ''Morning Star'', introduced with neon colors and scribbly doodles for extra coolness.
* DatingCatwoman: Jinx obviously has a thing for Kayn despite their inherently hostile relationship, and [[VillainousCrush Kayn admits after killing her that she was cute]] ([[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe Rhaast, on the other hand, is audibly annoyed]]). However, [[AGodAmI Shadow Assassin]] [[AxCrazy Kayn]] makes things a lot creepier, with one of his lines while ''attacking'' her being "[[{{Yandere}} I'm everything you wanted and more, Jinx!]]"[[note]]A now-removed line for killing her would prompt him to say she "would've made an excellent concubine," cut out for being ''too'' creepy.[[/note]]
* DenserAndWackier:
** The stakes are high, the universe is in extreme danger, everyone's quirks are played up to a ridiculous extent, and it's all good fun.
** The biggest difference is with Kayn -- in contrast to the sinister yet subdued confidence of his canon counterpart, [[SillinessSwitch Odyssey Kayn is a completely]] [[LargeHam hamstastic whackjob]] [[EvilIsHammy that fully embraces his edginess]], and his banter with Rhaast is more openly comedic.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: Cosmic Emperor Kayn, having absorbed Rhaast's power goes full-blown psychotic and narcassistic, believing he has achieved his ambitions of [[AGodAmI God]][[PhysicalGod hood]].
-->'''Kayn''': My throne awaits! I can see it. I can see ''EVERYTHING''!
* DumbMuscle: Malphite is simpleminded, has temper issues, and is [[UndyingLoyalty inexplicably loyal]] to the [[PsychopathicManchild clearly-psychotic Jinx]], but he's also [[StoneWall extremely durable and difficult to kill]]. Having lost his living and surrounded by a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits ragtag group of idiots]], he's pretty much always up for [[TheJuggernaut throwing his sizeable mass at anyone who looks at him funny]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Kayn ''is'' a [[AxCrazy murderous lunatic]], but mostly because he's on a mad quest to harvesting ora so he can grow stronger rather than the actual violence. As a co-announcer, he's audibly disgusted with [[BloodKnight Rhaast enjoying the visceral bloodshed itself]].
-->'''Rhaast''': Shut down! Squashed! Ripped to pieces!\\
'''Kayn''': ''(annoyed)'' What is ''wrong'' with you?
* EvilBrit: Just to really play into his [[LaughablyEvil more goofy]] and [[EvilIsHammy hamtastic]] persona, Kayn puts on a lightly posh British accent for emphasis.
* EvilVersusOblivion: The main conflict between Kayn and Rhaast in this line. Kayn wants to conquer the universe so he can rule it; Rhaast wants to open the universe to his masters (specifically, the Dark Star) so they can destroy it. Though he's not above [[OmnicidalManiac having a little fun first]]...
* FallenHero:
** As seen in ''The Lure'', Kayn didn't gain his status as an Ordinal through [[AxCrazy mad delusion]], and began as a respectable, sane, and sympathetic leader... [[StartOfDarkness and then]] [[ManipulativeBastard Rhaast showed up]]. Depending on how you play him, he either goes [[SanitySlippage completely off]] [[AGodAmI his rocker]] or gets [[ShootTheShaggyDog anticlimactically snuffed out]] [[TreacherousAdvisor by Rhaast]].
** Zed was originally a very promising Templar trusted enough to protect a legendary megafauna that was worshipped as a god, a task he was genuinely committed to. Unfortunately, when the Demaxians zeroed in to harvest the creature, Zed had no choice but to MercyKill it, a decision which not only broke all tenants of Templar faith, but also resulted in him merging with its ora and becoming [[PureIsNotGood the horrifying being of "purity"]] he (or [[MindHive "they"]]) are currently known as.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Yasuo, the captain of the ''Morning Star''.
** TheLancer: Jinx, the pilot and borderline GadgeteerGenius.
** TheBigGuy: Malphite, the engineer who also serves as the main muscle.
** TheChick: Sona, Templar in hiding from Kayn/Rhaast.
** TheSmartGuy: Ziggs, disgraced entrepreneur.
* FriendlyEnemy: The canonical Kayn and Rhaast was a subversion since their "friendliness" was a result of two stubbornly confident enemies locked into a duel until one of them won. Their dynamic here is similar, but thanks to their [[SillinessSwitch new quirks]], their bickering instead makes them sound LikeAnOldMarriedCouple.
-->'''Rhaast''': ''(Kayn begins recalling)'' What? Getting tired already!?\\
'''Kayn''': I don't see ''you'' helping out.\\
'''Rhaast''': I'm the scythe, idiot! I ''only'' help out!
* GalacticConqueror: While he's not the highest power of the Demaxian Empire, Kayn is one of its Ordinals, and is heavily obsessed with consuming the ora of the universe in the hopes he'll become an invincible, immortal being. [[WrongGenreSavvy He's wrong about that part]], though [[LivingWeapon Rhaast]] is leading him on to fulfill his own interests for [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal destruction]].
* ICallItVera: Yasuo named his sword "Song". Subverted, since it doesn't really mean anything; he just thought it sounded cool.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Largely Sona, whose dress is such a tight "mermaid" style that she probably couldn't walk in it, though fortunately, [[PowerFloats she doesn't have to]].
* InstantArmor: As an effect of merging with the ora, Zed can manipulate it to serve as armor, "[writhing] across his skin, transforming his limbs and [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation crafting living weapons]]." In the process of demonstrating this, Galaxy Slayer Zed is his only skin that reveals his bare face.
* KnightOfCerebus: While not without moments of comedic relief, Galaxy Slayer Zed is much more dark and serious in tone than anyone else in the line, introducing the idea that beyond the zany SpaceOpera tone of the universe, there is something much deeper going on with ora and the Templars.
* LaughablyEvil: While canon Kayn has his own subdued braggadocio, [[SillinessSwitch the Kayn here is straight-up hilarious]], far more willing to joke around [[AxCrazy as he gleefully lusts for violence and ora]], with [[LargeHam a steady diet of ham to boot]].
-->'''Kayn''': Hey Rhaaaaaast...\\
'''Rhaast''': What?\\
'''Kayn''': Rhaast.\\
'''Rhaast''': ''What?''\\
'''Kayn''': Rhaast.\\
'''Rhaast''': ''What do you want, Kayn!?''\\
''({{beat}})''\\
'''Kayn''': ...[[TheGadfly hi.]]
* LivingWeapon: Like his canon counterpart, Rhaast is an ancient and bloodthirsty monstrosity sealed within a scythe. In this universe, he poses as being the voice of the ora for Kayn to possess him, [[ManipulativeBastard though this is a lie]] propelled by his and his masters' plans to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]], which coincides with Kayn's desire to harvest all ora in the universe.
* MindHive: Zed appears to have merged so much with [[AppliedPhlebotinum the ora]] that he seems to have become one with its collective consciousness, almost exclusively referring to himself as "we" à la ComicBook/{{Venom}}.
* MistakenForMurderer: Similar to his canon counterpart, Odyssey Yasuo has been on the run ever since he was framed for the murder of his brother, Yone. The real culprit was Kayn, and Yone died helping Sona escape from him.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Riot seems to view Ziggs as this, [[https://euw.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/patch-818-notes/ down to advertising]] ''Odyssey: Extraction'' with the call to "Join the crew and Ziggs." [[https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2018/09/dev-adventures-in-odyssey-extraction/ According to a Dev journal]], this is due to him being the very last champion chosen for the first Odyssey lineup, primarily decided to fit the gamemode after the rest of the roster was already solidified.
* MythologyGag: Galaxy Slayer Zed and Odyssey Kayn aren't related in this universe, but the former has a few choice words to share between them in combat:
--> ''(encountering Kayn)'' "In another life, Kayn, you might have been a half-decent pupil."\\
''(attacking Kayn)'' "Kayn! [[PrepareToDie Our first and final lesson begins]]."
* OddFriendship: [[ThoseTwoGuys Jinx and Malphite]], who originally met as working partners during a deep space mining operation. Even after Jinx got them both fired after cracking their asteroid in half with explosives, the two have a strong friendship, with Malphite always trailing behind Jinx and not minding all of the crazy shenanigans they end up in.
* OmnicidalManiac:
** Rhaast is a servant to the [[SpacetimeEater Dark Star]], and is fully on board with them consuming the universe and all that inhabit it. While [[SealedEvilInACan he's still bound]] [[LivingWeapon to a scythe]], [[AxCrazy he still greatly enjoys the violence he and Kayn participate in along the way]].
** Zed's quest is of destroying the weak in search of "true harmony", which due to his [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence position of power]] and [[HumansAreMorons extreme dissatisfaction with]] [[PunyEarthlings puny humans]] is shaping up to making him one. Interestingly, he's unrelated to the Dark Star, [[EvenEvilHasStandards and is rather appalled that it even exists]].
* PersonalityBloodTypes: The character profiles on their website have "Blood Type" as categories, but like [[DenserAndWackier everything else]], it's [[PlayedForLaughs played for somewhat nondescriptive laughs]]. Presented without alteration:
** Yasuo: Awesome.
** Jinx: Excitable.
** Ziggs: Highly combustible.
** Sona: I don't know. Magic?
** Malphite: Unknown xenotype.
** Kayn: Mostly ora by now, probably.
** Zed: Ora, but edgier.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The ''Morning Star'' crew, haphazardly formed by Yasuo -- no real hero himself -- and a couple of down-and-out lunatics that he recruited from a local bar. (They stole the ship, too). Along the way they added Sona (a silent runaway space wizard being pursued by the psychotic Ordinal Kayn) [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Ziggs (a mining entrepreneur who got caught in one of Jinx's bad ideas)]].
* RealMenWearPink: Yasuo's EstablishingCharacterMoment in the recruitment video shows him reading until surprised by Jinx. He slices up the dummy she throws at him without dropping his book -- which turns out to be a saucy {{pirate}}-themed [[ShipTease Garen and Katarina]] RomanceNovel. Judging by [[{{Gasp}} his reaction]] when he sees the next page, he's really into it.
* SelfDuplication: Like in his normal depiction, Zed is able to form [[DoppelgangerAttack temporary clones of himself to attack]], not from [[CastingAShadow shadow magic]], but instead thanks to the ora. According to his extended bio, [[MundaneUtility Zed's clones are also useful during lonely dinners just to have a familiar face around]].
* ShoulderSizedDragon: [[ADogNamedDog Space Lizard]], an exotic species of reptile stolen from a max-security nature reserve, rides on Yasuo's shoulder. They probably won't name it, but [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Yasuo does find its bubble-blowing adorable]].
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Jinx in this line (at least in her default Odyssey skin; her various chromas give her more palette varieties) swaps out her [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] and red eyes for bright orange hair and green eyes.
* SpaceOpera: Set in a world where the Runeterra factions are multiplanet empires and everyone is after a mysterious, power-enhancing substance called ora, the line is evocative of a colorful, punky and retro-style variant. It resembles a cross between ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' and ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', with a little ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' mixed in (as a bonus, "[[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/the-lure/ The Lure]]" was written by famed ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' writer Creator/DanAbnett).
* SpaceX: In ''Extraction'', several items with life steal or spell vamp them -- on top of a [[{{Nerf}} 75% sustain reduction to balance the innate sustain of the game mode]] -- are all renamed as this, with "Space Vampiric Scepter", "Space Hextech Gunblade", etc.
* SpacePirate: Kayn is decked out in this type of getup, complete with an EyepatchOfPower that covers his normally-corrupted eye. He's currently pursuing the crew of the ''Morning Star''.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Galaxy Slayer Zed wears some ''very'' spiky armor, with several animations (including his taunt, recall, and rarely-seen critical hit attack) causes him to grow more out of his body.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Rhaast. He's promised ultimate power to Kayn if he proves himself worthy, but his real intention is to take over his body. In the scenario where Rhaast wins, Kayn is shocked at his betrayal -- for about half a second.
-->'''Kayn''': ''[[OhCrap What's]] [[ThisCannotBe happening]]!?''\\
'''Rhaast''': [[ILied I]] [[PreMortemOneLiner LIED]]. ''([[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath crushes]] [[GrandTheftMe him]])''
* VillainsOutShopping: Despite being a mad ordinal with delusions of galactic conquest through ora, Kayn is still up for karaoke nights and brings Rhaast with him. His profile even lists his favorite song: "OH MY GOD" ft. Ahri.
-->'''Kayn''': [[VillainsOutShopping Should we do karaoke night again]]?\\
'''Rhaast''': No one can know about that!\\
'''Kayn''': So... next weekend, then?\\
'''Rhaast''': [[NotSoAboveItAll ...sure]].
* VisionaryVillain: Zed, having merged with the ora to a [[CosmicBeing disturbing extent]], sees himself as [[AboveGoodAndEvil above any simple morality imposed by the Templars, the Demaxian Empire, and the Syndicate]], instead possessing a much grander goal of [[TheSocialDarwinist purging the weak from the galaxy in order to bring "enlightenment."]]
-->'''Zed''': The weak crave the illusion of balance. The worthy enforce true harmony.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Sona is a Templar (or more descriptively a "moon wizard!") with an innate ability to commune with ora. [[LivingMacGuffin She is being hunted by Kayn so he can use her abilities to gather all the ora in the universe and open the Ora Gate]]. She joined up with the ''Morning Star'' crew for reasons of her own -- it's implied that she sees HiddenDepths (''extremely'' well hidden) in Yasuo.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Kayn's hair is a literal dark blue, while Jinx and Yasuo's respective orange and white hair further change with chromas.
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[[folder:Omega Squad]]
A skin line representing a modern and gritty battle squadron of saboteurs, Dark Ops specialists, and other small soldiers.
->'''Champions in this line''': Fizz, Teemo, Tristana, Twitch, Veigar
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* CompanionCube: Just to show [[SanitySlippage how far off the deep end Teemo's got]], in his words, his poisonous mushroom is the only friend he has left.
* EverybodysDeadDave: It's suggested from his comrades' splash arts and his current SanitySlippage that the rest of the squad is... gone.
-->''(petting his poison mushroom)'' "[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/8/8e/TeemoOmegaSquad.joke04.ogg/revision/latest?cb=20150325234746 We'll make them pay for what they did to your family, little guy...]]"
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: A younger Teemo makes [[TheCameo cameos]] in the other Omega Squad members' splash arts, some rather comical, like him falling out of a tree in [[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dQavEOUSKJk/WWSS3CnipaI/AAAAAAABEb4/FGTSL-vNaJU1qnGGcH7GPC7BMVLpq1STACLcBGAs/s640/tw.jpg Twitch's splash]], or riding a dolphin in [[https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M6JvikaNkbs/WWSS3PCufuI/AAAAAAABEb8/FVyx0lzIUeEewFiSGtv0HSUSgla1HTAEQCLcBGAs/s640/fi.jpg Fizz's splash]]. Unfortunately, FridgeHorror starts to kick in when you wonder what happened that resulted in Teemo going [[NewMeat from that]] to [[ShellShockedVeteran where he is now]].
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Yordles by nature require companionship, otherwise they go insane as the canon Veigar demonstrates. Omega Squad Teemo has tragically reached that point, taking [[ItGetsEasier glee and indifference in combat]], [[CompanionCube making friends with his ammunition]], and [[ShellShockedVeteran overall feeling much more manic and exhausted]].
* KillerRabbit: For a skin line based on [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam War]]-style fiction, its champions sure are small and cute, aren't they? Hell, [[HarmlessVillain Veigar]] has arguably gotten ''more'' adorable due to his increased amount of {{Emoticon}}-like expressions. [[ShellShockedVeteran Omega Squad Teemo]], however, subverts this, as his much darker design and voiceover start to make him look genuinely intimidating.
* ShellShockedVeteran:
** Omega Squad Teemo is a battle-weary, partially-insane version of his usual chipper self. Judging by the grainy, rough photo-like quality of his comrade's splash arts (which he appears in [[NewMeat as younger and a lot more bumbling]]), as well as [[CompanionCube attachment to his mushrooms as companionship]], there's a disquieting implication that ''[[EverybodysDeadDave he's the only one left]].''
** Twitch also counts as this, having been described as deeply and irreversibly affected by war.
* TheSquad: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Omega Squad, of course]]!
** TheLeader: Tristana is [[MajorlyAwesome the Commander]], who makes it a policy not to retreat, unless it's to return fire while heading home. [[InsistentTerminology That's just]] "[[TacticalWithdrawal advancing backwards]]."
** TheSneakyGuy: Fizz is the Saboteur, who specializes in underwater combat and being really hard to hit. It's unknown what action he saw before joining the squad, but he only refers to the sea as "a bucket of chum."
** DemolitionsExpert: Veigar is the Heavy Artillery, specializing in [[DeathFromAbove calling down the thunder with explosive ordnance]]. Sometimes for [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mundane situations that don't need them all]]. He thinks of it as "a fun quirk."
** TheMedic: Twitch ''in theory'' is "The Medic," but his [[ShellShockedVeteran shell-shock]] has made it years since he was seen as a competent medical professional, [[DeadlyDoctor and is much more interested in gaining a body count instead]].
** ArmyScout: Teemo is the Scout, seemingly [[NewMeat the newest to the Squad]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzbVqbyzhw having required the rest of them save him on one occasion]]. Unfortunately, [[EverybodysDeadDave things got]] [[BreakTheCutie a lot worse]] [[GoMadFromTheIsolation for him]]. [[SanitySlippage Much]] [[ShellShockedVeteran worse]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Omen of the Dark]]
Taking place in a once-glorious city that was surrendered to the darkness by the Blade Queen Lissandra, this ghastly line follows her and her subjects after they've been turned into monstrous beings of shadow, and the land into a gothic hellscape.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Iron Inquisitor) Kayle, (Blade Queen) Lissandra, (Cursed Revenant) Nocturne, (Black Scourge) Singed, (Grey) Warwick, (Undertaker) Yorick
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* TheCorruption: The release of the dark shadow spirit Nocturne into the world has seemed to cause an entire city to fall to this, [[FallenHero reducing its brightest paragons to their inner demons]], and creating monsters fuelled by the endless ambition of their once-great Blade Queen.
* CreepyMortician: Undertaker Yorick buries not just graves, but every burdening secret the fallen city holds, taking a huge toll on his mind as a result.
* DealWithTheDevil: The once-great queen Lissandra was haunted by the Cursed Revenant Nocturne in her dreams, who whispered temptations of power and eternal life. When she betrayed her city by freeing him, [[GoneHorriblyRight she got]] [[AndIMustScream exactly what she]] [[JackassGenie was promised]], [[ApocalypseHow and then some]].
* FallenHero:
** Kayle was originally the [[TheParagon crowned Iron Inquisitor]] [[ThePaladin who stood for the brightest light against the darkness]], but following the city's collapse, her own internal darkness overcame her, and she turned against her sisters.
** Grey Warwick was once a human knight who pledged his life to the Blade Queen Lissandra. For this loyalty, she gave him a shard of [[{{Lunacy}} spectral moonlight]], one that's cursed him to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent the depraved, bestial form he's in now]].
* GothicHorror: The twisted visual aesthetic of the line, which wouldn't look out of place in a "[[VideoGame/DarkSouls Souls]][[VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}} borne]]" [[Creator/FROMSoftware game]].
* PlagueDoctor: Black Scourge Singed heavily resembles one, but in the lore, he's more interested in ''[[DeadlyDoctor inducing]]'' [[MadScientist plagues]]. Specifically, it was his specialization in dreams that made Queen Lissandra susceptible to Nocturne's temptation, and following her corruption, he's turned to the craven arts to speed things up.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pentakill]]
[[quoteright:120:https://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.]]

In a world where heavy metal reigns supreme, Pentakill is Valoran's most famous metal band, the undisputed masters of melting the face right off your head.\\
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The band was originally just a skin theme line with a few blurbs of supplementary lore, but in 2014, Riot [[{{Defictionalization}} Defictionalized]] [[VirtualCelebrity the band]] with an extensive collaborative lineup, featuring big metal names including [[Music/{{Dragonforce}} ZP Theart]], [[Music/{{JORN}} Jørn Lande]], [[Music/DreamTheater Derek Sherinian]], and [[Music/BattleBeast Noora Louhimo]]. Their first album, ''Smite and Ignite'', was released in 2014 that year, and a follow-up, ''Grasp of the Undying'', was released in 2017. The release of this album saw Pentakill surprise everyone and hit #1 on Metal charts during the month of its release.\\
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[[http://pentakill.leagueoflegends.com/ Their website can be found here]]. Also, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-mT9D4fdgQ a music video]] for "Mortal Reminder"!
->'''Champions in this line''': Karthus, Kayle, Mordekaiser, Olaf, Sona, Yorick
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For tropes on the music itself, see this page [[Music/{{Pentakill}} here.]]
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* AGoodNameForARockBand:
** Pentakill, natch. This extends to almost all of their song and album titles, named after items or abilities in the game.
** Their (fictional) tour dates for their 2017 ''Grasp of the Undying'' tour also listed some "support" bands at their locations, including such gems as "Noxtoraa", "Quadrakill", "Ice Witch", "Frostguard", "Dead Pool Down", and "Tiny Feet of Doom".
* AdaptationalHeroism: Karthus and Mordekaiser are part of the line, but at worst, their Pentakill versions [[ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic look scary, but are otherwise pretty harmless]].
* 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.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Mordekaiser in the "Mortal Reminder" music video is ''HUGE'', easily being fifty feet tall or taller. In fact, when he first appears him standing up in Poppy's workshop ''smashes'' the roof, and the roof itself is only up to his waist.
* BackToBackBadasses: Mordekaiser and Yorick in the "Mortal Reminder" music video.
* BaitAndSwitch:
** In the "Mortal Reminder" music video. Rumble is about to have a flower to Tristana, who he's known to have a crush on. When Pentakill Sona sensually emerges from a nearby haunted piano, he quickly switches, offering the flowers to her (before being blasted away by ThePowerOfRock).
** "Cull" starts off sounding like it's going to be a SurprisinglyGentleSong. And then they get going.
* BigRockEnding: "Mortal Reminder".
* BizarreInstrument: Olaf doesn't really play any drums in the "Mortal Reminder" music video, so much as he just hits a bunch of stones.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Karthus. Mordekaiser even quotes the trope verbatim in responnse to his drunken ClusterFBomb.
* TheChick:
** Sona subverts the trope; normally, the token chick in a FiveManBand is TheHeart that keeps the group together. Sona is easily one of the more violent members, she just [[CuteMute can't communicate it.]] Being asked in a Q&A why she [[BerserkButton requires no skill to play as]], resulted in a... [[ClusterFBomb profane rant]], but translated into morse code.[[labelnote:The full answer]]WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST FUCKING SAY ABOUT ME, YOU LITTLE TEENY BOPPER? ILL HAVE YOU KNOW I PLAY AT THE TOP TIERS IN SOLO QUEUE, AND IVE BEEN INVOLVED IN NUMEROUS SOLD OUT SHOWS FOR PENTAKILL, AND I HAVE OVER 300 CONFIRMED ASSISTS. I AM TRAINED IN ETWAHL WARFARE AND IM THE TOP SUPPORT IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS. YOU ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT JUST ANOTHER ASSIST.[[/labelnote]]
** In the interviews, it seems more like ''Mordekaiser'' of all people is the one trying to keep everyone together, while Olaf is the OnlySaneMan.
* DumbAndDrummer: Olaf isn't exactly dumb, but he's probably the most simple-minded member of the band.
* DynamicEntry: Each champion in the "Mortal Reminder" music video emerges in a manner appropriate for their champion/
** Karthus arrives with the initial storm, being the bands frontliner.
** Yorick is a zombie, so he rises from the ground.
** Sona is a musician as her base character, so she emerges from a piano.
** Mordekaiser is a revenant of metal, and he emerges from a forge.
** Olaf is a viking, and he lands from the sky in a lightning bolt.
** Kayle is an angelic Valkyrie, and she dives down from the sky.
* FallenAngel: A recurring motif among the band members. Karthus is described as singing with the voice of "a fallen angel made of freshly polished chrome and dynamite [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment that eats other dynamite]]," and as the band needed a female vocalist, Kayle came to the band as a ''literal'' angel of rock falling to the earth.
* IAmTheBand: Karthus, when drunk and angry, certainly thinks so.
-->'''Karthus''': I can't believe you $#*ing guys are going make me quit drinking. I mean, what would I do without booze, huh? You can't really expect me to do this sober!\\
'''Mordekaiser''': Karthus, you really have to see how you've contributed here. It isn't our fault you can't hold your liquor – you haven't got a stomach. Besides, you were going strong until you took those six hits off Sona's [[DoubleEntendre Oracle's Elixir]]. I could understand if you were the support, but that's just irresponsible. Tell him, Sona.\\
'''Sona''': [[TheVoiceless ...]]\\
'''Karthus''': Hey [[ClusterFBomb @#$& 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.
* InstrumentOfMurder: All of the Pentakill skins use their instruments as weapons.
* KayfabeMusic: Following their {{Defictionalization}}, the band has just grown from a cosmetic in-game skin theme to a full-blown [[VirtualCelebrity virtual band]] project. ''Smite and Ignite'' in particular debuted in Billboard's top 40, and "Mortal Reminder" took them straight to #1 on the [=iTunes=] metal charts.
* [[KickTheDog Kick The Yordle]]: Kayle kicks Teemo off of a giant stone pillar in the "Mortal Reminder" music video, but it's hard to tell if he's just in the way, since none of the members ever notice him.
* MetalHead: No pun intended for Mordekaiser, but he and Karthus both headbang in their dance emotes, and Kayle in her recall. Really, all of the skins invoke this in some way.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Largely subverted; Yorick gets EPIC and very audible bass lines in the songs; ''Lightbringer'', arguably their most popular song, opens with Yorick's bass. He even plays the bass line of ''Lightbringer'' in his dance emote, being the only band member that can actually play music in game. He's also the second member to appear in the "Mortal Reminder" music video, and plays a larger role than Sona, Olaf, and Kayle in it; he even gets a BackToBackBadasses moment with Mordekaiser. It is worth noting that he's never spoken in any interviews, though.
* NonIndicativeName: With the introduction of [[TheSixthRanger Kayle]] into the band, the name "Pentakill" seems like a slight misnomer. Perhaps "Hexakill" doesn't feel as punchy?
* OnlySaneMan: Somehow, ''[[TheBerserker Olaf]]'' is this in the interviews. Yes, even more than [[CuteMute Sona]].
* PetTheDog: Mordekaiser is said to be very protective of Sona as the most delicate member of Pentakill (three of them aren't technically alive, the fourth is a ruthless barbarian warrior, and the fifth is an armored battle-angel).
* PlagueMaster: Although none of his actual abilities reflect it, Mordekaiser is repeatedly mentioned in the backstory to be drawn to sources of plague and death. In fact, in case you're wondering how he got into music in the first place...
-->'''JP:''' Mordekaiser, you're an enigma both in and out of the arena. What draws you away from the Field of Justice to pursue this surprising side-project?\\
'''M:''' My fans. I am drawn to their disease.\\
'''JP:''' You mean their feverish love of this Techma-Tune music?\\
'''M:''' [[ThePigPen No.]]
* ThePowerOfRock: Uhh.... duh. The "Mortal Reminder" music video shows their music bringing havoc and rock to a small Yordle town, and all poor Teemo can do is watch.
* TheQuietOne: Yorick is this in the band, despite ''Sona'' being the mute one. Yorick himself has never given any interviews.
* RhymingWithItself: The song "Lightbringer" rhymes 'hope' with itself in the second verse.
* TheRoadie: Yorick's summonable ghouls [[MundaneUtility also serve as the band's roadies]]. In-game, they can be seen wearing spiked wristbands.
* RunningGag: Members of the band asking Sona to say something and Sona (predictably) responding [[CuteMute "..."]]
* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: While the band does a lot of collateral damage to the little Yordle town in "Mortal Reminder", they don't actually hurt anyone (Except maybe Teemo). Karthus in particular begins channeling a spell that looks like his ult is about to destroy everyone in town, and when it completes, the Yordles are just dressed in black and begin rocking to the music.
** This was also shown during their first album, as "Lightbrighter" is a song where the protagonist is bringing hope and peace. In fact, most of their songs are on the more hopeful and uplifting end.
* SirSwearsAlot: Karthus definitely has a habit of ClusterFBomb'ing while drunk.
* SixthRanger: Pentakill Kayle. The original FiveManBand of Pentakill was released between 2010 to 2012, whereas Pentakill Kayle joined the band in 2017. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking She's also not in a group-shot like the other five]], although her splash art does feature all of the other members in the background.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent:
** ''Smite and Ignite'' is a mostly PowerMetal[=/=]HeavyMetal album. "Hexcore" however, is an oddly [[IndustrialMetal industrial]] track that wouldn't sound that out of place on a Music/{{Kraftwerk}} album. And then there's ''Orb of Winter'', which is explained below.
** In the second album, "Hexcore MK-II" does the same thing, although it sounds more metal than the first "Hexcore".
** "The Prophecy" and "From Fire Reborn" are interlude tracks that don't feature any actual music, and are instead booming, [[SpokenWordInMusic spoken-word passages]] by Mordekaiser and Karthus, respectively. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They're also the only songs not named after an in-game item/ability]].
* SopranoAndGravel: The song "Frozen Heart" features the voices of both Karthus and Kayle.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Orb of Winter", which while still booming and grandiose, features less rock instrumentals and a lot more orchestra and ominous choir, almost like if Sona composed the whole thing.
* ThemeSongReveal: If you were listening to "Tear of the Goddess" through it's slightly-long intro sequence, and were expecting Karthus' voice, you were probably surprised when the angelic voice of Kayle came into your ears. [[FridgeBrilliance It makes sense]] when you realize the song is inspired by the story of Kayle and Morgana, and how their mother shed tears when they fought.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pool Party]]
When summer comes around, it's nice to unwind and have a good time with friends. These skins are made for the sunny summer, and feature the champions enjoying time around the pool or at the beach. This is represented through quirky spell effects, such as explosions turning to water balloons, and swords turning into pool noodles.
->'''Champions in this line''': Caitlyn, Draven, Dr. Mundo, Fiora, Gangplank, Graves, Lee Sin, Leona, Lulu, Miss Fortune, Rek'Sai, Renekton, Taric, Zac, Ziggs, Zoe
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* BeachEpisode: Depicts the champions dressed for swimming, surfing, or just sunbathing.
* TheCameo: Several champions aren't featured in the line but feature in the backgrounds of splash arts, occasionally for a FunnyBackgroundEvent or two. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Also]] [[JokeCharacter Urf]].
* TheComicallySerious: Renekton, the anthropomorphic crocodile, is a no-nonsense lifeguard who fights using a rescue board. Not exactly the guy you'd wanna get CPR from.
* EarlyBirdCameo: A blue, shorts-wearing Zac was featured in Pool Party Renekton's splash art two years before it was officially released as his own Pool Party skin.
* {{Fanservice}}: Surprisingly sparse. Some play it completely straight; Caitlyn, Fiora and Miss Fortune in particular are scantily clad in swimsuits, while Taric, Graves, and Gangplank proudly display their manly chests, but most of the skins are meant to be funny instead of sexy.
* FlowerInHerHair: Zoe has a large flower tucked into her hair while Leona has a sunflower.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Frequently happens in the splash arts, where other champions can be seen doing things like jumping off diving boards or chasing each other across the beach.
** Pool Party Ziggs' art has a funny ''foreground'' event, as Garen, Katarina, and Darius ([[GoKartingWithBowser yes, they're all in the same pool party]]) are making "OhCrap" [[ThisIsGonnaSuck faces]] as he's about to cannonball in the middle of them.
** Pool Party Graves' splash art appears to be capturing Ziggs' cannonball in his splash art, albeit at a much more distant angle.
** Pool Party Renekton's splash art is ''also'' capturing another Ziggs cannonball, also showing some characters on the diving boards, including [[MsFanservice Ahri]], [[FanDisservice Gragas]], [[VillainsOutShopping Kha'Zix]], and for some reason, ''[[JokeCharacter Urf]]''.
** Pool Party Leona's splash art features Lux being chased by Taric (''both'' of them doing a GirlyRun) on the left, while on the far right is Ezreal sitting and looking really unimpressed at the two.
** The full context of Pool Party Fiora's splash art is that she cut Tryndamere's foam sword in half with ''[[AbsurdlySharpBlade another]]'' [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon foam sword]]. Katarina, Darius, and Ashe are confused, but Garen's cheering her on.
** A subtle one in Pool Party Miss Fortune's art; [[BlindSeer Lee Sin]] is taking a picture of her, but appears to be holding his phone upside-down.
* GogglesDoNothing: Zoe has a pair on her forehead, but doesn't use them for anything.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: A staple. Of course, they're still equally effective in gameplay.
** Fiora has a pool noodle instead of a sword.
** Mundo throws a ukulele instead of a cleaver.
** Caitlyn, Gangplank, Graves and Miss Fortune use water guns instead of their regular guns.
** Leona replaces her sword with a beach umbrella.
** Ziggs throws water balloons instead of explosives.
** Gangplank uses a spatula instead of his sword, and blows up [[SmashingWatermelons watermelons]] instead of barrels.
* MakingASplash: Many of them use water in place of their normal spell effects. Zac is actually made of water in this line instead of... whatever amorphous goo he actually is. His recall features him relaxing in a kiddie pool filled with himself.
-->'''Skin Description''': If a guy made of water jumps into a pool, does he become the pool? Or just... part of the pool? [[MindScrew Or does the pool become him? This is a very serious question]].
* RatedMForManly: Graves and Taric.
* SillinessSwitch: An exclusively comedic skin line for the summer.
* ThreateningShark: Rek'Sai, normally a Void monster, is depicted as a shark wearing water wings, and she rides a jet ski for her Homeguard animation. Her 'burrow' is depicted as if she's swimming through the ground, and a Jaws-esque theme plays when she senses someone with her Tremor Sense.
-->'''Skin Description''': [[GonnaNeedMoreX We're gonna need a bigger inflatable raft]].
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Graves and Taric. Taric's splash in particular is pretty much 60% man-chest.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pool Party Zoe has blue and watery hair, instead of her normal orange-shading-to-purple.
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[[folder:Prehistoric Hunters]]
Very simple skin line -- [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs, and those who hunt them]]. Originally conceived in celebration of the release of ''Film/JurassicWorld'', this skin line shares a universe with the ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''-inspired Beast Hunter trio of Draven, Tryndamere, and Sejuani.\\
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The line is featured in the Riot-endorsed fan-made webcomic, "[[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/olaf-vs-everything Olaf vs. Everything]]" (despite Olaf not being part of the line).
->'''Champions in this line''': (Prehistoric) Anivia, Cho'Gath, Renekton, (Beast Hunter) Draven, Sejuani, Tryndamere, (Tribal) Ryze
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* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The original inspiration.
** Cho'Gath is reminiscent of a TyrannosaurusRex.
** Anivia (a mythical bird in the main universe), is depicted as a pterosaur, complete with a jungle-esque egg for her passive.
* GiantFlyer: Anivia, which makes her resemble some sort of pterosaur.
* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: The Beast Hunters. Prehistoric Cho'Gath's blurb points out that "there are no sane hunters."
* ItCanThink: Prehistoric Renekton is described as a rare intelligent beast, capable of erudite speech and wielding weapons. Unfortunately, he's not very friendly, and still poses a danger to hunters.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Much like his canon persona, Draven is an incorrigible showboat, though this proves to be ''much'' more dangerous in this universe, [[LethallyStupid with some of his own hunting partners dying due to his need for "dramatic tension."]]
* LizardFolk: Prehistoric Renekton seems to be a giant version of this, standing between a rampaging Cho'Gath and Anivia while protecting a group of tribesmen who stand in his shadow. He's noticeably different because, while Cho'Gath and Anivia are mostly animalistic with only a few decorations, Renekton is a dinosaur-humanoid warrior wielding a giant weapon and adorned in large armor.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Renekton appears as a giant half-breed, very similar in appearance to ancient crocodilians such as Sarcosuchus. He's also different from the others in that he's wearing armor and wielding a giant weapon, whereas Cho'Gath and Anivia are far more bestial.
* UnitsNotToScale: In their shared splash, Cho'Gath, Anivia, and Renekton dwarf the tiny humans watching their fight. In game, they're much smaller.
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[[folder:PROJECT]]
In a CyberPunk BadFuture version of Runeterra, ''far'' in the future where Hextech reigns supreme, a group called PROJECT has resurrected some champions through technology and turned them into combat-cyborgs. Eventually, those who could resist control banded together to form a resistance led by Ashe, to stop the inhumane experiments and war. Within the same universe are the Programs, more mechanized artificial intelligence versions of other champions.
->'''Champions in the PROJECT line''': Akali, Ashe, Ekko, Fiora, Irelia, Jhin, Jinx, Katarina, Leona, Lucian, Master Yi, Pyke, Vayne, Vi, Warwick, Yasuo, Zed
->'''Champions in the Program line''': (Program) Camille, [=LeBlanc=], Lissandra, Nami, Soraka, ([=iBlitzcrank=]) Blitzcrank
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* ArcSymbol: [[https://am-a.akamaihd.net/image?f=https://news-a.akamaihd.net/public/images/articles/2017/november/projectlearnmore/PROJECT_Icon.jpg The triangular PROJECT symbol]]. Players who initially purchased the skins through crafting got loading screen cards with the symbol on top of their champion, some having slight variations: [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/c/cb/Vi_PROJECTLoading_FirstStrike.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20171230213930 Vi's symbol is inverted and has wings]], while [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/5/5f/Jhin_PROJECTLoading_FirstStrike.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20171230033947 Jhin's is also inverted and integrates]] [[SkeletonMotif a skull design]].
* AdvertOverloadedFuture: From what we can see of the world in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB1XvMyEBNA videos]], artwork, and the Substructure 43 map, the world is packed with a lot of neon advertisements.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Varies between the Program champions, who are all AI. Program Lissandra is definitely this, having gone beyond her programming to become a world-conqueror. [=LeBlanc=] was advertised as just a diplomat-software avatar, but was secretly created to actually be a deceptive, infiltrating intelligence stealing information from various corporations. Camille murders any human who uses unauthorized technology, but that's just what she was programmed to do. Soraka, Nami, and iBlitzcrank were built as BenevolentAI, but their codes have since been infiltrated by Program (i.e. Lissandra), making their ultimate status uncertain.
-->'''Pulsefire Ezreal''': Quick question: Are you from the "robot rights" or "enslave humanity" part of the timeline?
* BenevolentAI: Program Soraka and Nami were respectively built to be a gentle support bot and an aquatic search-and-rescue bot, though while their behavior is mostly the same, Program Lissandra has secretly gotten a hold of their code [[AIIsACrapshoot and is causing their behavior to go erratic]]...
* BigBrotherIsWatchingYou: Lissandra was built to be an all-seeing security bot.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The fate of the PROJECT champions who haven't yet escaped. In their cinematic, Master Yi is rescued from some group trying to reprogram him.
* CanonWelding:
** Originally, the Program skins were meant to be its own line, but were then confirmed to be merged in a single timeline and written as such in their lore blurbs.
** {{Subverted|Trope}} with the Battlecast line. Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed a silhouette in the background of PROJECT: Katarina and Program Camille's splash arts that resembles Battlecast Vel'Koz, [[https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/XQo0E6jv-riot-skinline-transparency-with-the-evolution?comment=0004 but a Rioter officially confirmed]] that it wasn't supposed to be him, and that the [=PROJECT/Program=] and Battlecast universes are separate.
* CerebusSyndrome: From a nifty skin for Yasuo to a terrifying, {{Dystopia}}n BadFuture where technology will advance even if human minds and bodies are broken in the process.
* ComputerVirus: Vayne deems any Program she has to face up against "a virus," or at least [[AIIsACrapshoot faulty AI]].
* TheCracker: PROJECT: Jhin was originally this, but following a botched surgery, he became a killer for hire.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: As described by one of the line's visual designers, "In order to become PROJECT you have to surrender your humanity. The technology takes over your soul." These present champions, however, were mentally and psychologically strong enough to hang onto their personalities.
** This is most explicitly so with PROJECT: Jhin, who already became unhinged following his augmentation and turn to [[ProfessionalKiller mechanized killing for hire]], but he also feels the need to gain more high-clearance upgrades using tech from his victims, which has resulted in "[[SanitySlippage severe personality fragmentation]]."
** PROJECT: Jinx, Warwick, and Pyke of the "Outcasts" are still worse -- as scrapped, failed conversions, they have lost most of their humanity. ''Most'' of Pyke is holding together enough to direct his anger at PROJECT, but Warwick [[TranshumanTreachery wants to slaughter everything]] and Jinx may have become a vessel for the Program virus.
* CyberPunk: The entire theme of this AlternateUniverse, with many of the typical trappings: [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul cybernetic]] {{Transhumanism}}, LaResistance, [[MoralityKitchenSink moral ambiguity]], [[TheCracker hackers]], [[CyberPunkIsTechno epic synthesizer music]], neon lights striking against harsh shadows, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain bad weather]].
* CyberPunkIsTechno: The soundtrack for the entire world is full of futuristic-sounding synthesizers, mixing in inspiration from drumstep and sampled classical instruments.
* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: Wouldn't be a cyberpunk universe without it! Rain is heavily present in PROJECT: Jhin's splash art, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSGdN4hOiLc The Hunt]]", and the Substructure 43 map for the OVERCHARGE game mode.
* {{Cyborg}}: PROJECT champions are either this or full robot. It's been left somewhat ambiguous how much of their original human bodies still exist.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Most of [=G/NETIC=] is comprised of former members of PROJECT, including Ashe, Fiora, Yasuo, Lucian, Leona, and Yi. Zed is still a part of PROJECT, and Katarina left [=G/NETIC=] to return to PROJECT after a confrontation with Ashe.
* DiseaseBleach: Every champion in the PROJECT line has white hair.
* EnergyWeapon: The line loves these: Yi uses a "hyperlight alpha blade," Leona uses a "mounted ion charge shield," Lucian wields "dual ion-core Lightcaster pistols," Yasuo uses a blade coated with plasma, etc.
* EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture: The Program line, who are [[FemBot all female champions]], have curvy and sleek lines, while [[IProduct iBlitzcrank]] is bulkier but still simple, smooth, and white.
* KillerRobot: Program Camille, designed to locate and assassinate any human trying to utilize unauthorized technology, and has currently been weaponized to fight [=G/NETIC=].
* LaResistance: Ashe leads a group called [=G/NETIC=] to free the victims of PROJECT and use their adaptations to protect humanity. Not all the champions are on board, however; Jhin and Zed never signed on, Katarina was a member but returned to PROJECT, and Vayne is a WildCard fighting evil her own way.
* {{Magitek}}: PROJECT's cybernetic augmentations are heavily implied to be based on a much more advanced form of Hextech.
* MegaCorp: PROJECT is one of these, specializing in {{Transhuman}} augmentation and CorporateWarfare.
* MundaneUtility: iBlitzcrank is a mass-produced household assistant robot. It remains to be seen whether that's going to be a good idea, as a security update has left them corrupted by Program.
* NonIndicativeName: The PROJECT title comes from the MegaCorp that caused the enhancements to most of its champions, but it still carries to several champions who have defected from it (including the members of [=G/NETIC=]), or don't seem to have any direct connection to them whatsoever (Ekko is just a hacker picked up to help [=G/NETIC=], Jhin was augmented from the black market, and Vi is simply a Central detective).
* PlayfulHacker: PROJECT: Ekko, a hacking prodigy from the lower sectors, who was picked up by Ashe for [=G/NETIC=] to help take down PROJECT. Apparently, [[JumpedAtTheCall he didn't need that much convincing to join in]].
* RobotGirl: Program Camille, Lissandra, and Soraka are based on female champions, and all have distinctly feminine features.
* {{Transhuman}}: PROJECT believes that through their augmentations, they can tap into a supernatural link between between the physical body, technology, and spiritual energy, possibly to [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence transcend the human plane]]. Unfortunately, this [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul forces you to surrender your humanity and soul]], and upon realizing the cost of human life PROJECT's ambitions are consuming, Ashe defected from them and started [[LaResistance G/NETIC]], fighting to freeing other Initiatives and to tear down the whole organization.
* WildCard: The three "HUNTERS" of the PROJECT line, Jhin, Vayne, and Vi. Jhin is a [[ProfessionalKiller hitman for hire]] with a dark vision for both PROJECT ''and'' humanity, Vayne is a vigilante fighting against PROJECT, but isn't connected to [=G/NETIC=], and Vi is simply a cop looking to protect the peace, currently hunting down the both of them.
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[[folder:Pulsefire]]
Set in a dystopian timeline of Post-Cog Era Piltover, {{Magitek}} has evolved to the point where long-distance TimeTravel is possible, with [[TimePolice Remembrancer police force]] sent to stop those attempting to break history, taking their technology along for the ride.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Pulsefire) Caitlyn, Ezreal, Riven, Shen, Twisted Fate, (Praetorian) Fiddlesticks, Graves
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* TheAssimilator: Praetorian Fiddlesticks is only a single unit in an endless horde, one who specializes in assimilating all technology across the multiverse, [[KillerRobot eradicating life in the process]].
* BadFuture: [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness As initially conceived]], Pulsefire Ezreal was a slightly older Ez who accidentally blundered into one of these and returned (with a futuristic suit of armor) to the present timeline to avert it. After the rework, the Pulsefire future does not seem to be particularly bad or good.
* CanonWelding: According to this timeline (which is almost certainly non-canon, [[JustForFun but just roll with it]]), all of the [[AlternateUniverse alternate]] [[AlternateTimeline skin lines]] exist in the same plane of reality, and are merely separated through timelines.
* {{Dystopia}}: The Pulsefire future is described to be "dystopian," though to what extent has yet to be seen. That said, one of Pulsefire Caitlyn's jokes has her note if her gun is faulty, [[ShoutOut it should be sent to]] [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour the Ministry of Love]].
* EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture: {{Downplayed|Trope}}; while not as sleek or monochrome as most examples, elements of this aesthetic are at the very least evoked in certain armor and weapon designs.
* GlowingEyes: Pulsefire champions in this line have piercing, electric-blue eyes.
* HordeOfAlienLocusts: The Praetorians, unleashed across the multiverse from tears in the spacetime continuum, are a horde of completely alien robots whose programming are unlike anything from the past, present, and future, focused on destroying everything living in their path.
* KillerRobot: The Praetorians -- [[TheDreaded the Remembrancers' worst fears fully realized]] -- are a horde of marauding robot troops who have emerged from tears in spacetime, destroying everything in sight and assimilating all technology in the multiverse.
* NoodleIncident: Ezreal has hopped all across the timestreams and has history with various universes. Several one-off interactions with champions using alternate universe skins have him mention past exploits, including:
** He did something in the [[WinterWarfare Arctic Ops universe]] that warranted him sending an apology letter to High Command.
** He stole an evil demon mask from the [[{{Lunacy}} Blood]] [[{{Wutai}} Moon universe]].
** He caught the attention of [[CosmicEntity Cosmic Entities]] from the Event Horizon universe due to him apparently ''destroying multiple universes'' (implied to be due to his {{Temporal Paradox}}es). He doesn't deny it, but he swears it was an accident.
** He has both action figures of characters from the [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha Super Galaxy]] universe and parts of their actual robots.
** He did something to the Vandals/"nuclear apocalypse gang" from the [[TheApunkalypse Road Warrior]] universe that has drawn their ire when he encounters them.
** When encountering a Warring Kingdoms champion (from the Lunar Revel universe), Ezreal denies causing the kingdoms to go to war... [[DistinctionWithoutADifference though he admits he possibly helped]].
** The last time he was in the [[WeirdWest High Noon]] universe, he was "almost eaten by a cowboy demon. [[SarcasmMode Good times.]]"
** After scoring an ace, he occasionally claims to have once fought against dinosaurs from an unspecified universe.
** While he isn't stated to be directly involved, he has this curious line for encountering a [[HumongousMecha Mecha]] champion:
--->'''Ezreal''': So cool! I haven't seen one of these things since the {{Robot War}}s that killed everybody!
* StarfishLanguage: Just to really emphasize [[HordeOfAlienLocusts the truly alien nature of]] [[KillerRobot the Praetorians]], their voices are entirely replaced with incredibly garbled, almost synthetic-sounding noises.
* TemporalParadox: The potential risk of Ezreal's exploits. In-game, Caitlyn has lines when she kills a regular Caitlyn, wondering if she may have accidentally caused one of these.
-->'''Pulsefire Ezreal''': ''(running into another Ezreal)'' "[[ShoutOut Paradoxes...]] [[CallBack I hate]] [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade those guys!]]"
* TimePolice:
** The Remembrancers, of which Caitlyn is one as a chrono-enforcer, sent to hunt down those who attempt to break the boundaries of time itself.
** While not a formal officer, Riven fills a similar role as worshipper of temporal purity, one who hunts down those who seek to manipulate it in their favor.
* TimeTravel: The basis of the line, with everyone hopping through time and dimensions under [[EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture sleek, futuristic aesthetics]].
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[[folder:Rift Quest]]
A collection of lower-priced skins, for the financially savvy, this skin line represents champions as if they were traditional TabletopRPG characters from games such as ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' or ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''. As such, many of them take on completely different appearances or roles, and they have very old-fashioned-fantasy-esque names and titles appropriate to their roles in their respective parties.\\
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The line is featured in the Riot-endorsed fan-made webcomic, "[[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/page/crystal-quest Crystal Quest]]".
->'''Champions in this line''': (Barbarian) Sion, (Bard) Bard, Braum (Lionheart), (Nottingham) Ezreal, (Rugged) Garen, Gragas (Caskbreaker), Jayce (Brighthammer), Karthus (Lightsbane), (Lord) Mordekaiser, (Demolisher) Nunu and Willump, Ryze (Whitebeard), Varus (Swiftbolt), Veigar (Greybeard).
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* AnAdventurerIsYou: All the characters are based on a common {{Fantasy Character Class|es}}:
** [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Bard]] [[ShapedLikeItself Bard]], TheBard, who's managed to turn the ancient art of song into a "[[BrownNote reality-altering weapon of death]]".
** Braum Lionheart, [[KnightInShiningArmor the Knight]].
** Rugged Garen (also known as "Handsome Garen"), the Warrior.
** Demolisher Nunu and Willump, the Soldiers.
** Nottingham Ezreal, [[BrickJoke handsome Rogue-Paladin Elf]].
** Gragas Caskbreaker, [[TheMedic the Cleric]], though he's new to Rift Quest and prefers [[DrunkenMaster drunkenly fighting dragons]], for better or for worse.
** Jayce Brighthammer, ThePaladin, who has inexplicably mastered both science and engineering.
** Karthus Lightsbane, the {{Necromancer}}, making the rest of his party highly suspicious that he'll betray them, especially since it's not against the rules.
** Sejuani Dawnchaser, the [[TheBeastmaster Beast]] [[MountedCombat Rider]].
** Ryze Whitebeard, [[BlackMage the Wizard]].
** Varus Swiftbolt, [[ArcherArchetype the Archer]].
** Veigar Greybeard, [[BlackMage the Black Wizard]].
** Barbarian Sion, [[TheBerserker the Barbarian]].
** Lord Mordekaiser, [[BlackKnight the Dark Paladin]].
* AscendedFanon: In-Universe. Rugged Garen was an NPC created by Braum, but the real Garen liked it so much that he adopted the look of the NPC.
* AsideGlance: Both Braum and Varus give one to the player in their shared splash.
* TheBerserker: Sion ''constantly'' ignores his teammates and [[AttackAttackAttack dies after entering battle]]. At this point, he's given up on trying to write bios for new characters, with his latest Barbarian's backstory being "Is a barbarian."
* BlackKnight: Lord Mordekaiser, recognized as a controversial Dark Paladin class, seen InUniverse as a GameBreaker ever since his inclusion via Rift Quest expansion. Players have also been trying to desperately search for his secret, redeeming tragic backstory, [[WrongGenreSavvy but so far he's just content]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk with killing them over and over again]].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first wave (containing Braum, Gragas, Varus, and Ryze) was initially a set of generic fantasy-RPG-style skins that didn't have the term "Rift Quest" associated with them. In fact, their [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-release/journey-thy-golden-mustache promotional blurb]] has Braum read out that they're playing "Castles and Cows: Journey to Thy Golden Mustache."
* GameMaster: According to the [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-release/journey-thy-golden-mustache first skin wave's promotional blurb]], Braum serves as the in-universe, out-of-game narrator of his session with Varus, Gragas, and Ryze. Sejuani appears to be this in her session with Jayce, Bard, and Karthus [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-release/attack-demon-poros in their blurb as well]].
* HiddenVillain: Veigar Greybeard is supposed to be this, starting off as a suspiciously helpful wizard, but turning out to be the true villain of Rift Quest. The in-game description explains [[LateArrivalSpoiler this should be obvious for veterans]], but shouldn't be spoiled for newcomers.
* TheMagnificent: They all have a sobriquet.
* OnlySaneMan: Varus in the first blurb, Sejuani in the second.
* OrnamentalWeapon: In a few minor {{Easter Egg}}s, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/6yd9bp/the_adventurers_pack_a_list_of_easter_eggs_with/ some of the in-game character models contain items]] that can be purchased in-game, and are present whether you've technically bought them or not (most of them fitting typical builds fairly well):
** Bard Bard has a Spellthief's Edge tucked into his belt.
** Braum Lionheart is wearing a Glacial Shroud on his chest and has a Guardian's Horn on his hip.
** Gragas Caskbreaker has an Amplifying Tome on his hip, and he's wearing a Giant's Belt like a sash.
** Jayce Brighthammer wears both a Chalice of Harmony and a Refillable Potion on the back of his belt.
** Karthus Lightsbane's staff appears to be none other than a Rod of Ages.
** Ryze Whitebeard is wearing a Wooglet's Witchcap, has a Mana Potion and Netherstride Grimoire (this item no longer exists) on his hip, and the scroll on his back is wrapped around a Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
** Sejuani Dawnchaser has two Doran's Shields on Bristle's haunches.
** Varus Swiftbolt wears a wrecked B.F. Sword on his back.
* PlayerArchetypes:
** TheRoleplayer:
*** Braum, who gets really involved in his game of "Castles and Cows" (which he might just have made up), and immediately goes on weird tangents acting out his scenarios.
*** Ryze also slightly dips into this, if only to play as a character that's essentially himself, but with a NiceHat and [[WizardBeard white beard]].
*** Sejuani is trying to be this, but she has to deal with her [[TheLoonie loonie]] allies and reminding them to stay focused, also turning her into TheRealMan. Her in-game description lists her as "Sadly not the most careful roleplayer, she's on her fourth dire lion this campaign."
** TheLoonie:
*** Gragas' immediate question after being assigned a Cleric role is "Can I get drunk?" He also immediately charges a dragon upon Braum first describing it, only to then pass out.
*** Jayce also has a problem [[LargeHam dramatically]] hitting everything with an Acceleration Gate and Hyper Charge... which according to Sejuani is him ''failing'' to stay in character.
*** Bard is also this, writing a song of their adventures and asking if certain events should be included. He also finds the demon poros scary, asking Sejuani to change them to candy poros.
* RocksFallEveryoneDies: Said word-for-word by Sejuani in the second wave's promotional blurb. At that point, [[RageQuit she just gives up dealing with the other players]].
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[[folder:Road Warrior]]
Taking place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the road warriors are champions-turned-fallout survivors partaking as vandals, raiders, and roadsters in the wild [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalyptic desert]].
->'''Champions in this line''': (Vandal) Brand, Gragas, Jax, Twitch, Vladimir, (Road Warrior) Miss Fortune, (Badlands Baron) Rumble, (Junkyard) Trundle, (Hyena) Warwick, (Ruthless) Pantheon
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* TheApunkalypse: The aesthetic of the line fits all of the criteria, from the vandals overrunning the wasteland, to [[CoolBike the]] [[CoolCar vehicles]], to their [[HellBentForLeather slick fashion sense]].
* BadassDriver: The splashes depict nearly all the champions as this, with Miss Fortune, Twitch, Vladimir, and Warwick getting {{Cool Bike}}s, while Rumble and several other background drivers get equally [[CoolCar Cool Rides]].
* HellBentForLeather: Leather is present on majority of the champions' outfits, especially on the vandals. Yes, even [[WreathedInFlames Brand]].
* HiredGuns:
** Brand is a "problem-solver", useful for a wasteland full of problems. His prices are a little high for a glorified thug, but one can't deny the value of [[PlayingWithFire inherent pyrokinesis]].
** Miss Fortune is a lone rider who's gone through multiple jobs during her travels across the wasteland. Her current targets: Vladimir's Vandal gang, and she's more than happy to take them on.
* ILoveNuclearPower: It's directly stated that the [[ApocalypseHow apocalypse that created the wasteland]] was nuclear in nature, leaving some effects in the fallout. Twitch supposedly turned from a rat to [[NuclearNasty a more humanoid mutant due to nuclear radiation]], and Vladimir gained [[BloodMagic his blood-controlling powers]] [[ToxicWasteCanDoAnything from the same]].
-->'''Pulsefire Ezreal''': [[LampshadeHanging In hindsight, nuclear fission probably wasn't the best thing for Zaun to discover]].
* PostApunkalypticArmor: Junkyard Trundle is the self-proclaimed king of the wasteland's endless junk heaps, and has the shoddily-crafted but effective-looking getup to show for it.
* ScavengerWorld: Has light shades of it, mostly where Trundle is concerned. He rules a "kingdom" from the irradiated junk heaps, with his army of sycophantic thugs ready to ruthlessly beat down anyone who trespasses into his territory.
* ShoutOut: The entire skin line is a huge reference to [[TheApunkalypse Apunkalypse]] fiction, especially ''Film/MadMax''. Badlands Baron Rumble in specific is a huge evocation of [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Immortan Joe]], the reworked Ruthless Pantheon gives him [[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior Lord Humungus]] vibes and Hyena Warwick gains a few direct line drops:
-->'''Hyena Warwick''': [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Oh, what a day!]] [[MemeticMutation What a bloody day!]]
* WalkingTheEarth:
** Road Warrior Miss Fortune is an eternal wanderer, one who gets a job taking care of a problem with her own hands, [[ButNowIMustGo then moving onto the next one]].
** Vandal Jax, similar to his canon depiction, is a highway wanderer who challenges anyone he comes across using a [[TwoByFore 2x4 with rusty nails in it]]. [[TheDreaded The crushed skulls he's left behind has built him quite a reputation]].
* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Vandal Vladimir's skin description points out that with his newfound [[BloodyMurder control over the blood of living organisms]], he could cure the entire living population in the wasteland. Instead, he spends his time ransacking settlements with his biker gang. [[SkewedPriorities Priorities]].
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[[folder:Silver Age]]
A series taking place in an alternate Runeterra inspired by UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, featuring campy superheroes here to save the day and dastardly supervillains here to wreck it.
->'''Champions in the line''': (Cryocore) Brand, (Bioforge) Darius, (Infiltrator) Irelia, (Super) Kennen, Teemo, (Phoenix) Quinn, (Augmented) Singed, (Chemtech) Tryndamere, (Superb Villain) Veigar, (Feral) Warwick
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* AnIcePerson: Cryocore Brand is [[YinYangBomb a mixture of this]], PlayingWithFire, [[UnwillingRoboticisation mad]] [[{{Cyborg}} cybernetics]], and sheer militant brutality.
* CanonWelding: The "canon" between the two lines is pretty loose, but Super Kennen also features in the Toy Box universe, with his blurb and splash art depicting him as [[CoolToy an action figure]].
* CartoonishSupervillainy: [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Veigar]] gets this treatment as [[CardCarryingVillain a Superb Villain]], complete with a [[NiceHat top hat]], [[HighClassGlass monocle]], [[DastardlyWhiplash absurdly curly mustache]], and criminal empire at his disposal.
* ClassyCatBurglar: Infiltrator Irelia isn't up for world-threatening supervillainy, but she is nonetheless an extremely capable thief and spy who's managed to avoid detection thanks to her array of cracking devices and HardLight blades.
* HeelFaceTurn: Teemo was once a supervillain, before turning to the side of good and becoming a SupermanSubstitute.
* ILoveNuclearPower: Chemical science GoneHorriblyWrong resulted in the formation of not one, but ''four'' supervillains:
** Donald D. Darius, once a normal investment banker, was exposed to a cloud of fatal radioactive space gas, leading him to build a suit to contain the substance. However, it corrupted his mind, turning him into a brutal villain known as "Bioforge."
** The once mild-mannered Dr. Peter Singed, working in the dark corners of New Valoran, was transformed into a dastardly superhuman criminal thanks to a volatile chemical of his own creation.
** Singed's chemicals also resulted in the creation of Chemtech Tryndamere, who was experimented on and irrevocably changed by falling into a vat of the stuff into a monstrous half-cyborg fusion.
** The same chemicals ''also'' also formed Warwick, a henchman who was turned into a feral WolfMan after being bitten by a radioactive wolf, now serving as Singed's closest lackey.
* ThePhoenix: Phoenix Quinn and her trusty [[NonHumanSidekick literal-phoenix Valor]] are a crimefighting duo, cleaning up the streets of New Valoran with arrows and burning flames of justice.
* PoisonousPerson: Despite Teemo visually being a SupermanSubstitute, he still retains his poison powers, used to incapacitate foes and leaving them ready for incarceration.
* SuperheroesWearTights: Teemo's appearance is directly lifted from [[SupermanSubstitute a Superman-inspired "cape and tights" design archetype]], while Kennen gets a more [[MovieSuperheroesWearBlack modern dark grey outfit]] which looks to be made of some kind of FutureSpandex.
* UpUpAndAway: Both Kennen and Teemo do this pose with their respective speed boost abilities, with Teemo's sometimes getting a short jingle by a bugle.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Snowdown Showdown]]
A series of winter-themed skins, giving champions snowy, icy, or festive makeovers for the Time of Snowdown. Split into four distinct categories: the general festive Snowdown Showdown skins, the more casual and playful Snow Day skins, the whimsical and fancier Winter Wonder skins, and the commemorative [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames 2010 Winter Games]] skins.
->'''Champions in the Snowdown Showdown line''': (Re-Gifted) Amumu, (Santa) Braum, Draven, Gragas, (Snowmerdinger) Heimerdinger, (Ambitious Elf) Jinx, (Slay Belle) Katarina, (Reindeer) Kog'Maw, (Mistletoe) [=LeBlanc=], (Festive) Maokai, (Candy Cane) Miss Fortune, (Snow Bunny) Nidalee, (Workshop) Nunu and Willump, (Nutcracko) Shaco, (Silent Night) Sona, (Happy Elf) Teemo, (Earnest Elf) Tristana, (Bad Santa) Veigar, (Old Saint) Zilean\\
'''Champions in the Snow Day line''': Bard, Gnar, Graves, Malzahar, Singed, Syndra, Ziggs\\
'''Champions in the Winter Wonder line''': Karma, Lulu, Neeko, Orianna, Soraka, (Frostfire) Annie, (Frostblade) Irelia, (Frozen Prince) Mundo, (Snow Faun) Poppy, (Poro Rider) Sejuani, (Snowstorm) Sivir, (Ice King) Twitch, (Snow Man) Yi\\
'''Champions in the 2010 Winter Games line''': (Vancouver) Amumu, (Team Spirit) Anivia, (Ice Toboggan) Corki, (Union Jack) Fiddlesticks, (Festival) Kassadin, (The Mighty) Jax, (Whistler Village) Twitch, (Curling) Veigar
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* AnIcePerson: Virtually all the skins are given an ice or winter-themed aesthetic, with some of them having more snow or ice in their particle effects.
* BadSanta: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bad Santa Veigar]], who simply wants to blot out the holidays forever with his evil magic. Also, he only has a Naughty List.
* BadassSanta: Santa [[BloodKnight Draven]] himself can count, but he also has an... interesting idea of what Santa's like. He thinks having incredible hair and fashion sense, a body count in the Noxian fighting pits, and wielding flying axes makes him more or less the perfect Santa.
* ChristmasEpisode: Many of the general Snowdown Showdown skins that don't fit into any of the sub-themes are explicitly Christmas-themed.
* CreepyDoll: Winter Wonder Orianna takes away some of her [[UncannyValley normal creep factor]] by dressing her up cute, stylish winter gear... then proceeds to give some of it back by replacing her [[RobotGirl robot look]] with a wound-up mannequin aesthetic.
* MyNewGiftIsLame: Re-Gifted Amumu evokes this trope. [[ButtMonkey Poor guy can't catch a break]].
* NonIndicativeName: Snow Bunny [[JunglePrincess Nidalee]] still turns into a white cougar. Her skin description justifies this by saying she's a protector and surrogate Santa for many woodland critters, but still.
* UsefulNotes/OlympicGames: The Winter Games skins were made to commemorate the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. It's unclear if there will be any more Olympics-themed skins in the future.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
** Poros heavily feature in some of the skins, mainly Malzahar (who summons a bunch of poro/voidling hybrids), Sejuani (who rides a ''giant'' one) and Lulu (with Pix being a flying poro with wings). The lore of the Winter Wonder skin line is that many of its champions are from Winterland, ruled by the one and only Poro King himself.
** Bard replaces his Meeps with penguins, who have seen a large measure of promotional presence in event-exclusive cosmetics, including player icons and emotes.
** Gnar ramps up his usual cuteness factor by making him resemble a Siberian husky, even as Mega Gnar!
* SantaClaus: Braum, Draven, Gragas, Zilean, and Veigar have Santa-themed skins. Old Saint Zilean is the closest to a most traditional depiction (using [[TimeMaster time powers]] to instantly deliver presents notwithstanding), Santa Braum and Draven qualify for being {{Badass Santa}}s, Santa Gragas is a really FanDisservice-y depiction, and BadSanta Veigar is... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, a]] BadSanta.
* SexySantaDress: Many of the earliest female winter skins played up the {{Fanservice}} typical of that era of the game, most definitively Candy Cane Miss Fortune, but also present in others such as Slay Belle Katarina and Snow Bunny Nidalee. Later female winter skins have become a lot more modest.
* ShoutOut: The hockey-themed "The Mighty Jax" skin is a blatant reference to the ''Film/TheMightyDucks''. The skin description even speculates that "he used to be a defense attorney, but nobody knows for certain."
* SillinessSwitch: A bunch of the skins give many of the more intimidating champions a bit of levity, whether they be replacing a tusked boar with a [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter giant poro]], or replacing orbs of dark energy with ''[[SnowballFight snowballs]]''.
* SnowballFight: The cozy theme behind the Snow Day line, with champions like Ziggs and Syndra having their particle effects replaced with snowballs.
* {{Snowlems}}:
** Snowmerdinger is based on the ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' variety, having been brought to life by a magic hat. [[{{Dissimile}} He still has his ingenuity for science and engineering]].
** Snow Man Yi is a similar case, originally a snowman brought to life by the Poro King with aspirations of valiant knighthood, out to fight the invading Ice King Twitch.
* SoreLoser: According to her skin description, Team Spirit Anivia is ironically one of these, as she's been known to freeze the exits to locker rooms (and the judges and referees) and fire icicles at her teammates when they lose.
* TheUsurper: Ice King Twitch's goal. Originally just a vile, isolated creature with delusions of grandeur, his jealousy of the Winterlands prompted him to begin an invasion to usurp the Poro King, corrupting any enemies in his way with his icy curse.
* VillainsOutShopping: Explicitly pointed out in the descriptions for Singed, Syndra, and Malzahar. Who says deranged chemists, power-mad mages, and prophets of doom can't enjoy a snowy day off?
* WickedToymaker: Ambitious Elf Jinx wants to be the greatest Santa there was, and is a master toymaker, but her problem is that [[MyLittlePanzer a lot of her toys could be classified as weapons]]. Such is the price to pay for ambition, apparently.
* YouMeanXmas: Instead of Christmas, Valoran celebrates the "Day of Snowdown," commemorating the end of the year and passing into the next. Celebrating it is so universal that [[ScrewTheWarWerePartying it even lasted through the catastrophic Rune Wars]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Soccer Cup]]
Let the games begin! Made in commemoration of the UsefulNotes/FIFAWorldCup every four years, the Soccer Cup/Legends of the Field line features champions dressed for a nice game of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football/soccer]].
->'''Champions in this line''': (All-Star) Akali, (Sweeper) Alistar, Rammus, (Goalkeeper) Blitzcrank, Maokai, (Striker) Ezreal, (Superfan) Gragas, (Red Card) Katarina, Twisted Fate, (Playmaker) Lee Sin, (Striker) Lucian
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* BeTheBall: Sweeper Rammus is styled after a (spiked!) soccer ball, which suits his RollingAttack quite nicely. The trope name also makes up the entirety of the skin's lore blurb.
* ImprobableSportsSkills: The champions are implied to still have their powers while on the playing field, so it's safe to say this happens. Amusingly {{Deconstructed}} with Striker Ezreal, as he's gotten in trouble with the oversight committee due to several teleportation-related fouls.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Star Guardian]]
A very {{Animesque}} theme, of magic, sparkles, improbable hair colors, and short skirts, comprising of young [[MagicalGirlWarrior magical warriors]] chosen by the light of the stars to fight against the darkness of the universe.\\
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Their supplementary website can be found [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/star-guardian/ here]], as can their two [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oorajmbSJUM music]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lx_1kgEjOk videos!]]
->'''Champions in the main Star Guardian line''': Ahri, Ezreal, Janna, Jinx, Lulu, Lux, Miss Fortune, Neeko, Poppy, Rakan, Soraka, Syndra, Xayah, Zoe\\
'''Champions in the Pajama Guardian line''': Ezreal, Lulu, Lux, Miss Fortune, Soraka
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Jinx's villainous traits are greatly softened down in this line, making her less of an insane TerroristWithoutACause and more of slacking PunchClockHero. Syndra is a borderline case, as while [[TokenEvilTeammate she's definitely the most suspicious of the Star Guardians]], she's still cooperating with her teammates, at least for now.
* AdaptationalVillainy:
** Zoe in regular canon is an [[ImmortalImmaturity immature]] and [[GreatGazoo chaotic]] TricksterGod, but is very rarely malicious in her cosmic activities, making it a stretch to call her "evil". Conversely, Star Guardian Zoe [[ChaosIsEvil desires to spread chaos instead of love]], and is outright seeking to destroy newer generations of the First Star's chosen.
** Xayah and Rakan are similarly morally ambiguous in canon, but here are on the side of overt villainy. [[DownplayedTrope However, unlike Zoe, this is only as a result of outside manipulation, and they currently each have their doubts in being turned against their friends]].
* AlphaBitch: ''Ahri'', who's on par with [[Film/MeanGirls Regina George]] in terms of ridiculously condescending sass. However, [[LovableAlphaBitch she's also described as a charismatic leader]] (which may or may not be helped by her [[CharmPerson charm magic]]), and it's implied part of this attitude is a defense mechanism in [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold being protective of]] [[ToughLove her "family,"]] having experienced losing past teammates in the line of duty and not wanting others to fall to the same fate.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Despite apparently not being Yordles ''per se'' (see PintSizedKid), Poppy and Lulu still have long pointy ears, as do Soraka and Janna, with the former three's ears also being covered with fur the same colour as their hair. Soraka still has digitigrade legs and a horn, [[https://am-a.akamaihd.net/image?f=https%3A%2F%2Funiverse-meeps.leagueoflegends.com%2Fv1%2Fassets%2Fimages%2Fstar01final.jpg even in her casual attire]], Ahri still has her nine tails, and Neeko has her giant lizard tail (even Xayah straight-up calls her a lizard).
* AnimalMotifs: Moreso than other Star Guardians, Zoe takes a bit of additional aesthetic influence from her familiar, [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods an octopus-looking creature named Ran]]. A few of her abilities are made to resemble and sound like [[MakingASplash dark waters]], and her homeguard "running" animation has her swim around through the air like a cephalopod.
* BattleCouple: [[OfficialCouple As always]], Xayah and Rakan are together as Star Guardians, before and [[UnholyMatrimony after their corruption]].
-->'''Xayah''': Ugh... I hate the forces of good.\\
'''Rakan''': I know what'll cheer you up!\\
'''Both''': Murdering the Star Guardians~!
* BigEater: Jinx and Poppy's first scene in "Starfall" has them scarfing down pancakes, seemingly to see who could eat the most. Jinx in general seems to be [[SweetTooth really fond of sweets]].
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: The no-nonsense Poppy views the universe as such, where either you're out to smash the dangers of the universe, or you're the danger getting smashed.
* BoldExplorer: Not quite as continent-jumping as in canon, but Ezreal here is still pretty adventurous and likes to show off with his [[FlashStep teleportation powers]] despite it constantly bringing back weird anomalies in the process.
* BookDumb: Jinx, the only Star Guardian whose favorite subject is listed as "none." In "Starfall", she also immediately loses interest in a flyer for camp she was given because it "has more than ten words and only one picture."
* BrokenPedestal: Part of Xayah and Rakan's turn to evil was them coming to the conclusion that the duty assigned by the First Star of protecting the universe from [[ChaosIsEvil chaos]] as a scam.
-->'''Xayah''': Enforcing order on a chaotic universe was never going to work. The First Star lied.
* ChaosIsEvil: [[BigBad Zoe is the most outright villainous character in the line]] despite being a Star Guardian herself, as she much prefers using her powers for spreading not love, but chaos.
* ChildhoodFriends: Lux and Jinx. While they currently have a lot of friction between them as Star Guardians, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they still undoubtedly trust in each other to show up in their time of need]].
* TheChosenMany: They are all courageous young people chosen to accept the power of a former Star Guardian.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Similar to her canon depiction, Lulu is really odd, and her quirkiness is often commented on. Despite being the youngest of the Star Guardians, she's uniquely able to directly communicate with the Starlight and does so like it's a close friend, but the cryptic nature of this makes her appear very eccentric and confusing among her friends.
* TheComicallySerious: Poppy, who doesn't take kindly to Lulu's foolishness or Jinx's rebellious nature.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Most of them.
* DarkerAndEdgier:
** More of a mood change than an aesthetic one, but the introduction of Ahri's team also introduced some [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]]-esque [[CerebusSyndrome darkness]], with the revelation that Star Guardians are destined to "burn," though [[ScrewDestiny Ahri is attempting to defy this]]. In contrast to Lux's much brighter and idealistic team, Ahri and Miss Fortune are veterans who have been hardened from losing previous teammates and aren't too thrilled by the concept of working together with another team, and [[TokenEvilTeammate Syndra is implied to hold some devious ulterior motives]].
** The outright aesthetic shift came with Zoe, Xayah, and Rakan, revealing the existence of [[PsychoRangers evil Star Guardians]], shrouded in a twisted mix of the typical bright sparkles and cosmic darkness.
* EnfantTerrible: Well, [[OlderThanTheyLook "enfant" in the]] [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld same way that]] [[ImmortalImmaturity she normally is]], but Star Guardian Zoe still resembles and acts like a preteen girl, and is the chaotic BigBad of the line.
* EyepatchOfPower: Unique to the skinline, Syndra gets a stylish eyepatch, one that denotes less cuteness and more of her serious veteran status.
* FallenHero: Zoe became an evil Star Guardian right off the bat, whereas Xayah and Rakan had to be [[ReforgedIntoAMinion killed and reforged by her]] to do the same.
* FiveManBand:
** For Lux's group:
--->TheLeader: Lux\\
TheLancer: Jinx\\
TheBigGuy: Poppy\\
TheSmartGuy: Janna\\
TheChick: Lulu
** For Ahri's group:
--->TheLeader: Ahri\\
TheLancer: Miss Fortune\\
TheBigGuy: Ezreal\\
TheSmartGuy: Syndra\\
TheChick: Soraka\\
SixthRanger: Neeko
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[https://i.imgur.com/yk8UtUT.jpg The group splash art for the Pajama Guardians]] features a few funny background details:
** On the bookshelf behind Soraka is a copy of ''[[https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a848028cf81e0834691357e/5a99afba0d9297b57e4d8c35/5b9c080d40ec9a552d3cfd23/1537832098218/Screenshot_2018-09-18+Universe+of+League+of+Legends.png?format=1500w The Storm and the Sabre]]'', that Bilgewater-themed [[ShipTease Garen X Katarina]] romance novel [[CallBack Odyssey Yasuo was previously caught reading]].
** She's a little blurry, but for whatever reason, Jinx can be barely seen standing outside the window behind Lux. Maybe she showed up really late for the party?
* GirlishPigtails: Jinx, Lux, and Poppy.
* GratuitousJapanese: All over the place, from the music videos, recorded with both English and Japanese versions, to the names of the Star Guardians' familiars.
* HeroesGoneFishing: The Pajama Guardian skins depict when a few of the guardians are off duty, cutting loose and simply having some fun. [[TheLancer Miss Fortune]], however, [[CrazyPrepared made sure to bring pajamas with gun holsters just in case something comes up]].
* HeroicSacrifice: The apparent destiny of all Star Guardians is to go out in a blaze of glory. Janna, who has served a long time, is stoically "[[YouCantFightFate awaiting her retirement,]]" whereas Ahri, who saw three of her team die, is in full ScrewDestiny mode.
* LastNameBasis: Miss Fortune only goes by "Sarah" amongst her friends. If you aren't one of them, it's "Miss Fortune" to you. By ''The Slumber Party Summoning'', though, [[DefrostingIceQueen she's started to warm up to Lux's gang]] and [[FirstNameBasis allows her to call her by her first name]].
* LaughablyEvil: While Zoe does get a somewhat creepier evil makeover as a Star Guardian, personality-wise, she's still [[GenkiGirl the same peppy]] and [[GreatGazoo chaotically goofy]] Zoe we've come to recognize. Rakan, even with his new voiceover as a corrupted Star Guardian, doesn't lose any of [[TheDitz his doofier elements]].
-->'''Rakan''': What was the plan again? Oh yeah! "Destroy hope, bring the second coming of darkness, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and get]] [[VillainsOutShopping some new]] [[TheDandy hair gel]]." I'm almost out.
* {{Leitmotif}}: When starting the game as one of the Star Guardians, a minimalist version of their team's respective theme song will play. For Lux's team, it's "Burning Bright", and for Ahri's team, it's "A New Horizon". For Neeko, Xayah, Rakan, and Zoe, it's "Light and Shadow".
* LesYay: Jinx seems to have an ambiguous "thing" of sorts for Lux, judging from her line "Lux even makes boring beautiful." During [[https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/pajama-party/ "The Slumber Party Summoning"]] as soon as she sees Ezreal is present she flatly states "Oh, he's here too," and when she tricks him into playing "Truth or Dare" she ''immediately'' asks him whether it's true that he has romantic intentions towards Lux before he even chooses between Truth and Dare.
* LighterAndSofter: This line of skins is ''pretty'', with bright colors and sparkles and beautiful special effects on all their spells.
* LoveRedeems: [[UnholyMatrimony Xayah and Rakan love each other]], but Rakan is more aware that they're both being manipulated by Zoe, and it's highly implied that his love for Xayah (who seems to have become disillusioned by the Star Guardian business) and desire to keep her safe is what allows him to preserve his conscience, quietly plotting to free her heart, even at the cost of his own.
* MagicalEye: Its exact significance is unknown, but Zoe's [[PurpleEyes purple left eye]] [[GlowingEyesOfDoom prominently glows]] during her recall and in her splash art.
* MagicalGirl: Their theme and general look wouldn't be out of place in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. Lux and Jinx even have a fractious dynamic similar to the one between Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars.
* MagicallyBindingContract: If Jinx is to be believed, they all had to sign a Star Guardian contract. The details of it haven't been explored, but given the already-prevalent ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]]'' influence in the line, [[FridgeHorror hopefully Jinx won't regret having not read it]].
* MinidressOfPower: Many of them have short skirts, just like the MagicalGirl shows they draw inspiration from. The exceptions to this are the tomboyish Jinx (who wears shorts), and the male Ezreal and Rakan (who both wear pants).
* MookFaceTurn: [[GameplayAndStorySegregation During gameplay]], one scenario can occur between Xayah and/or Rakan facing an enemy Zoe, where they realize what she's doing and are seeking payback.
* MysteriousWaif: Soraka is a mysterious Star Guardians from beyond the stars, with a connection to the Starlight similar to Lulu, but has yet to be fully understood. She's both the most soft-spoken of them all, and also [[WhiteMagicianGirl their most powerful healer]].
* MythologyGag: The short stories make a few nods to the canonical lore of the game:
** The camp everyone heads to in "Starfall" is Camp Targon, situated near Lake Lunari.
** In the same story, Miss Fortune coldly states she hates oranges, i.e. the TrademarkFavoriteFood of her canonical ArchEnemy, Gangplank. Moments later, Ezreal mock-salutes [[TheCaptain her]] with "Aye aye, captain."
** Ezreal shouts to Lux that his favorite light is starlight. Jinx assumes he was going to say "double rainbows."
** The definitive ShipTease between Ezreal and Lux is a direct reference to a [[ZigZaggingTrope possibly]] [[ShipSinking retconned-out]] ShipTease found in between them in canon.
** In "The Slumber Party Summoning", when asked to join in for a game of truth or dare, Ezreal chimes in with "Sounds dangerous, I'm in!"
* TheNicknamer: Jinx comes up with a few snarky nicknames for her friends, including "Shortstop" and "Shorty" for [[PintSizedKid Poppy]], and "Loopy" or "Bam Bam" for [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Lulu]].
* NonHumanSidekick: Almost all of the Star Guardians have one or more, described as {{Familiar}} spirits. These were given by the First Star to maintain order in the Star Guardians, with the "most orderly" like Lux or Poppy simply carrying magic weapons (technically, [[{{Retcon}} Lux was retroactively given one named Mimi]], who is apparently shy and hides in her staff, represented by [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/e/ee/Mimi_Ward.png/revision/latest?cb=20170809021119 her own ward skin]]). [[EquippableAlly Often times, they serve as the basis for their guardian's weaponry]], which occasionally results in imagery like [[GrievousHarmWithABody Neeko throwing out an explosive frog for her Blooming Burst]].
* TheOneGuy: [[{{Bishounen}} Ezreal]] and [[TheDandy Rakan]] are the only male members of their respective groups.
* PersonalityBloodTypes: [[ShownTheirWork Just to really show that the creators love]] MagicalGirl tropes, blood type is included in the character profiles.
* PinkHeroine: Lux and Ahri for their respective teams.
* PintSizedKid: Yordles apparently don't exist in this universe, with Lulu and Poppy having normal human skin. Their size differences are given a HandWave away by the Lulu simply being [[TokenMiniMoe the youngest]], and Poppy is short for her age, with Jinx often commenting on her height.
* RedOniBlueOni: Jinx is the Red to Lux's Blue (even though Lux's theme color is pink).
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Xayah and Rakan were slain by Zoe many years ago, who then resurrected them to serve as her underlings. Xayah is on board with the FaceHeelTurn, but Rakan knows [[MinionManipulatedIntoVillainy what Zoe is doing]] and is forging a plan to free Xayah from her [[HeroicSacrifice at the risk of losing his own self to darkness]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Most of them have a little familiar who hangs out with them and empowers their spells.
* RookieRedRanger: Lux is a little new to the business and is struggling to hold her team together.
* SailorSenshiSendUp: The Star Guardian skins are a blatant send-up to ''Sailor Moon'', with their frilly magical girl designs, cosmic-based powers, TransformationSequence recall animation, and how the champions are {{Ordinary High School Student}}s when off the clock. Lux in particular has the line, "In the name of Demacia, I will punish you!" even without the skin.
* ScrewDestiny: The Star Guardian in Starfall's Ghost Story chapter, who's implied to be Ahri.
* ShipTease: Apparently, somebody within Riot wasn't happy that the canonical Ezreal/Lux tease was [[AllLoveIsUnrequited halfway]]-[[ShipSinking zapped]], as their [[MeetCute first meeting]] in "Starfall" is almost immediately implies mutual feelings. It's only exacerbated with Ezreal's bio stating that "a certain pink-haired Guardian from another team has caught his attention," and [[https://www.artstation.com/artwork/3VGBD the 360 image of both teams fighting a giant Void monster]] features Lux staring back at him and [[CrushBlush blushing]].
* SixthRanger: Neeko was originally part of Ahri's team alongside Xayah and Rakan, before they were seemingly killed off by Zoe (and were later replaced with Syndra, Ezreal, and Soraka). [[NotQuiteDead It turns out she just went into hiding after being presumed dead]], and [[EleventhHourRanger has now returned to her friends and their new acquaintances in their time of need]].
* SlumberParty: The theme of the Pajama Guardian Variant skins, featuring a few of the girls ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and also]] [[TheOneGuy Ezreal]]) in cute onesies for a slumber party, hosted by Lux for a little R&R.
* SourSupporter: Jinx isn't thrilled about the Star Guardian business or using her powers for anything but her own interests, but she'll come through when it counts.
* StarPower: Didn't the name give it away? Their spell effects frequently feature cute stars and starry effects.
* TakeThatAudience: [[FanDisservice Star Guardian]] [[{{Squick}} Urgot]] has been an extremely popular fan suggestion for years, and as a result, a few champions in the line respond to enemy Urgots to confirm that it'll never happen.
-->'''Jinx''': ''(killing him)'' Sorry, Urgot! It's just a Star Guardian thing.\\
'''Ahri''': For the last time, the sparkles are for Star Guardians!\\
'''Xayah''': [[ShoutOut Stop trying to make Star Guardian happen,]] [[Film/MeanGirls it's not gonna happen.]]
* TeamMom: Janna. She's the oldest and most experienced Star Guardian, who just wants to see her team get along. Perhaps emphasized by her more... ahem... ''[[ImpossibleHourglassFigure mature]]'' physique.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Xayah has this to say if she's on the same team as a heroic Star Guardian:
-->'''Xayah''': [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe We're teaming up with the Star Guardians?!]] ''([[{{Familiar}} Saki]] chirps)'' "Just like old times"? Don't tell me you're enjoying this...
* TokenEvilTeammate: Syndra, a veteran Star Guardian with a MysteriousPast, serving as an advisor to Ahri's team. While she's able to steer them away from unforeseen danger, she's drawing a lot of suspicion from the team for her questionable motives and personal goals. The fact her proficiency is listed as "black magic" and that according to Xayah, she and [[BigBad Zoe]] have history together probably doesn't help.
* TokenMiniMoe: Lulu, the youngest of all the Star Guardians.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: As to be expected from the {{Troperiffic}} character profiles, every Star Guardian has theirs listed:
** Ahri's is an ice cream sundae (cherry not optional!)
** Ezreal's is pizza.
** Janna's is [[SpotOfTea tea.]]
** Jinx's is curry.
** Lulu's are cupcakes.
** Lux's is cake.
** Miss Fortune's is shrimp tempura.
** Poppy's is okonomiyaki.
** Soraka's is cinnamon rolls.
** Syndra's is chocolate ganache cake.
* VirtualPaperDoll: On top of the Star Guardian universe being its own alternate skin line, ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment the line itself developed its own alternate skin line]]'' in the form of the Variant Pajama Guardians, featuring the same particle effects, recalls, and overall design aesthetics, just changing the outfits from MagicalGirlWarrior garb to pajamas for a casual SlumberParty (as part of their "Variant" status, owning one of the forms grants a 45% discount for the other).
* VitriolicBestBuds: Jinx to everyone else in the group. She's lazy, rebellious, reckless, and a little dim at times, which occasionally annoys the others, especially [[TheStoic Poppy]] and [[TheLeader Lux]]. Still, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they do have their moments of friendship and support]] mixed with the occasional ribbing, and [[LittleBrotherIsWatching she seems to genuinely get along with Lulu]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Blue, pink, red, green... Even Ezreal's natural blond hair has cyan highlights.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Most of the skins are at least a B. Jinx has the GirlishPigtails and {{Tsundere}}-esque attitude toward teamwork which would qualify her as Grade S.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Steel Valkyries]]
Set in a dystopian, galactic future scarred by war, criminals, bounty hunters, and mercenaries have filled the power vacuum, with the Valkyries and Dreadnovas armed and equipped with powerful exo-suits absolutely loaded with weaponry, ready to take their enemies on in the vastness of space.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Bullet Angel) Kai'Sa, (Aether Wing) Kayle, (Gun Goddess) Miss Fortune, (Blade Mistress) Morgana, (Dreadnova) Darius, Gangplank
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* BountyHunter: Miss Fortune, the Bounty Hunter, [[MythologyGag is also a bounty hunter in this timeline]], seeking revenge among the galaxy of thieves after she was shot and left for dead. Ironically enough, she's also the target of an increasingly large bounty, with 37 assassins, 14 exo-suit pilots, ''the entire galactic military'', and a ''[[PlanetDestroyer planet-cracking gun]]'' searching for her.
* ComputerVoice: Gun Goddess Miss Fortune's exo-suit features a [[BenevolentAI friendly AI]] named EXO that responds to her commands, resulting in some playful back-and-forth dialogue.
-->'''EXO''': Prepping for terrestrial combat.\\
'''Miss Fortune''': How terrestrial are we talking?\\
'''EXO''': Extremely!
* DefectorFromDecadence:
** Bullet Angel Kai'Sa was originally a lieutenant of the Royal Space Military who was the first to test out the experimental X01-Butterfly exo-suit. She loved it so much that [[SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear she bolted with the tech after her first mission with it]], becoming one of the galaxy's deadliest bounty hunters as a result.
** Gangplank won the war for the Royal Space Military using his battalion of experimental superweapons, only for him to leave and take the weapons with him, forming the interplanetary criminal network that would become the Dreadnova Corps.
* TheDreaded: Pretty much everyone in the line has built up some sort of reputation.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Despite]] [[SpaceOpera the setting]], EXO (the AI found with Gun Goddess Miss Fortune) occasionally speaks expressions in various foreign languages, such as "[[GratuitousJapanese Konnichi wa!]]"[[note]]"Hello!"[[/note]], "[[GratuitousGerman Danke für Ihre Kooperation]]"[[note]]"Thank you for your cooperation!"[[/note]], "[[GratuitousRussian Ruki Vverkh]]!"[[note]]"Hands up!"[[/note]], "Aṭlaqa n-nāra f-al-ḥufra"[[note]]Arabic for "Fire in the hole!"[[/note]].
-->'''EXO''': [[DissonantSerenity The horrors of war have made me psychologically unstable]].\\
'''Miss Fortune''': I don't think you're unstable.\\
'''EXO''': Why thank you. Gracias. Spasibo bolshoye. Shukran jazīlan. Danke schön. Arigatou gozaimasu.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Aether Wing Kayle is a terrifyingly extreme example, pursuing everyone in the line for varying crimes (albeit serious ones, from desertion to betraying the entire [[SpaceNavy RSM]]), and not only [[AllCrimesAreEqual are all her sentences death]], [[BloodKnight she will enjoy carrying them out]].
* OneManArmy: ''Oh yes.'' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qikR-i6k1RE Payback is a Goddess]]" features Gun Goddess Miss Fortune having a one-man battle against an enormous battleship firing endless missile barrages right at her... ''and winning.''
* SpaceNavy: The Royal Space Military appears to be this, but is primarily known for its defectors: Kai'Sa and Gangplank.
* SpaceOpera: The general theme of the line, with [[SpaceColdWar interplanetary civil wars]], {{Galactic Superpower}}s, and heavily-armed spacesuits for all!
* SpacePirate: Dreadnova Gangplank. Formerly [[FourStarBadass an admiral in the Royal Space Military]], he began a reign of terror after seizing blueprints of a former colleague's experimental superweapon and proliferating them. He instantly won the thousand-year civil war, defecting with his enormous battalion to form [[NebulousEvilOrganisation the Dreadnova Corps]].
* SpacePolice: Kayle is a "Justicar" of the Royal Space Military, hunting out criminals on their behalf with almost ComicBook/JudgeDredd-level brutality.
-->'''Kayle''': ''(at the start of the game)'' Attention, criminal element: I am Justicar Kayle of the Royal Space Military. ''[[PrepareToDie You will not leave this planet alive.]]''
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[[folder:Super Galaxy]]
A set of skins based off mecha anime, composed of champions of the Super Galaxy team to combat evil alien forces led by the immortal Spider Queen Elise.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Super Galaxy) Annie, Elise, Fizz, Gnar, Kindred, Nidalee, Rumble, Shyvana, (Neon Strike) Vi.
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* {{Animesque}}: The line is ''very'' flashy and colorful, codified by Super Galaxy Rumble, a very clear-cut homage to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' and other mecha anime.
* ArtifactTitle: Neon Strike Vi is retroactively the first skin in the Super Galaxy line, and so far, no other champion has received a Neon Strike skin. [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/community/q/its-your-turn-ask-riot According to]] WordOfGod, Super Galaxy and Neon Strike are two different but similar teams in the same universe, though any other members of Neon Strike have yet to be seen.
* BigBad: Super Galaxy Elise (also known as "The Spider Queen"), who [[NonIndicativeName despite the name]] is treated as the villain of the line, with her and her powerful mecha spider form leaving much of the Super Galaxy units defenseless in her web.
* TheCaptain: Shyvana is the current leader of the Super Galaxy squad, and one it definitely needs. Having been transferred from a different team, [[SurroundedByIdiots she often wonders if having to deal with them]] [[PunchClockHero is worth the salary bonus]].
* ChildProdigy:
** Annie is the youngest human to ever be named a Super Galaxy cadet, having proved herself after [[GadgeteerGenius creating an entire self-piloting mech from her teddy bear]].
** [[HumanPopsicle His age is a little vague]], but Gnar is still figuring out how to properly use a pistol. That doesn't stop him from being able to wallop you with Mecha-Gnar.
* TheDividual: Kindred is in this line, though interestingly, Lamb and Wolf are of separate origins but partnered up... [[PokeThePoodle mostly because Lamb owes Wolf him lunch from when they were cadets]], and he isn't letting her get away this time.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Neon Strike Vi precedes all of the other Super Galaxy skins, but was later considered part of the line's universe. While she definitely fits thematically and aesthetically, [[ArtifactTitle the "Neon Strike" title remains]], especially noticeable since no other champion has a "Neon Strike" skin.
* HotBlooded: Very prominent in not just Super Galaxy Rumble, but judging by his [[https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/champions-skins/skin-release/super-galaxy-activate ad blurb]], Super Galaxy Fizz, ''[[UpToEleven who's even more so.]]''
-->'''Vi''': Guys, I could really use some help with this monster...wait, who is yelling?\\
'''Shyvana''': Listen, we’re working on it -- silence, space fish! We have to stop this abomination from destroying the city.\\
'''Fizz''': [[{{Kiai}} AAAAAAAAAAAA!]] [[ScreamingWarrior ALMOST AAAAAAAAA]] [[LargeHam DONE AAAAAAAAAAA!]]\\
'''Kindred''': We also want to yell. AAAAAAAAAAAAA!
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Robotic technology features prominently in a few skins: Super Galaxy Rumble gains a shiny and tricked-out MiniMecha, Gnar, Elise, Nidalee, and Shyvana get robotic makeovers during their transformations, and some companions (Fizz's shark, Tibbers, and Wolf) get the same treatment.
* ThreateningShark: Fizz is able to summon a [[InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha mecha]] gigalodon from out of nowhere, something no other pilot or space fish can do... [[FridgeLogic or should do]].
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[[folder:Toy Box]]
A set of mostly cheaper skins, these skins represent toys from within Dino Gnar's toy box that take a life of their own when he's not around.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Moo Cow) Alistar, (Toy Soldier) Gangplank, (Dino) Gnar, (Super) Kennen, (Pug'Maw) Kog'Maw, (Grungy) Nunu and Willump, (Sewn Chaos) Orianna[[note]]Sewn Chaos Amumu and Blitzcrank were planned, but cancelled at the last minute[[/note]], (Ragdoll) Poppy, (Renektoy) Renekton.
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* CoolToy: Renektoy is likely the most successful of all the toys, being an unexpected must-have gift of the 1996 season. [[HilarityEnsues Shortages, online scalping, store aisle fist-fights, and mall stampedes ensued]].
* CreepyDoll: Sewn Chaos Orianna gives her an unsettling ragdoll makeover, and even the bravest children shy away from it.
* LivingToys: The concept behind most of the skin line, most of which are in the ownership of Dino Gnar (and/or if the Sewn Chaos Amumu/Blitzcrank splash art is to be believed, Annie).
* PreciousPuppy: Pug'Maw is [[CuteMonster Kog'Maw]] reskinned to resemble an alien, but UglyCute pug. The skin description lists him as a nine-month-old purebred pug who loves children and other pets, but might have a salivary problem and has eaten three action figures and a doll.
* PricelessMingVase: Referenced regarding Moo Cow Alistar, an incredibly rare and valuable variant of Alistar figurines whose mint versions that can go for several thousands at an auction. The fact one of them was submerged in a tub goes to show that [[WhyWeCantHaveNiceThings children don't deserve nice things]].
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[[folder:True Damage]]
After the worldwide success of K/DA, Akali made it her mission to recruit accomplished and up-and-coming artists to form a new supergroup: True Damage. Never before has a crew been comprised of such diverse talent, ranging from natural lyricists to renowned producers to legendary vocalists... all ready to disrupt the music industry.
->'''Champions in this line''': (True Damage) Akali, Ekko, Qiyana, Senna, Yasuo
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* AGoodNameForARockBand: Much like Pentakill and K/DA, True Damage gets its name from an in-game element.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Yasuo plugs his ''tachi'' into the sound console and uses it as yet another switch.
* DreamTeam: They are all talented rappers, singers, and producers at the very top of their game.
* ExecutiveMeddling[[invoked]]: Senna was previously stuck in a really bad record deal that took away much of her creative independence and seemingly ended her time in the spotlight before she returned as the lead of True Damage. Her splash art shows her burning up her previous contract, which was with "[[MythologyGag Thresh Records]]".
* TheFashionista: Qiyana, as shown by her Prestige skin being designed by none other than Louis Vuitton.
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Averted. Senna and Akali rose to prominence on their own talents, and Qiyana joined the group to win her fame the hard way instead of coasting on her family's reputation.
* RenownedSelectiveMentor: Well, producer. Yasuo is one of the most sought-after collaborators in music, but he won't work with just anybody.
* SpicyLatina: Qiyana is the daughter of "Latin music royalty" but wants to be a ''franchise'' instead of just another a rising star in the music world.
* VaporWear: Prestige Qiyana has a jacket with a semi-sheer lace underlay covering her upper body -- and there's clearly nothing under it.
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[[folder:VS.]]

->''From nothing, there will always come two.''
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Since the dawn of time, the forces of chaos and order have been fighting for dominance, never having a resolution. But now, with their greatest fighters entering the battlefield, this is finally bound to change.\\
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Order vs. Chaos (2017) and Battle of the God-Kings (2018) serves as the basis for the VS. Event. Completing missions during the event for either Order or Chaos would grant rewards while also boosting the power of their side, with players on the winning side gaining another bonus. As of 2018, Chaos has won both events.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Nightbringer) Yasuo,(Dawnbringer) Riven, (God King) Darius, Garen.
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* AnimalMotifs: Darius is associated with wolves, and Garen with lions.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Nightbringer Yasuo and Dawnbringer Riven are personifications of Chaos and Order, respectively. The God-Kings refer to them as "honored ancestors" should they happen to meet on the Rift.
* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: Shared by both sides.
--> '''Riven[=/=]Yasuo''': [[NotSoDifferent There is no grey. Only light and dark.]]
* BothOrderAndChaosAreDangerous: Regardless of whether Order is "good" and Chaos is "evil," they're both frighteningly single-minded about their cause. It's clear that unfettered Chaos ''or'' Order would be bad for the rest of the world.
** It's explicitly pointed out that both God-Kings' view of the perfect world would have serious downsides. God-King Garen's world is peaceful and prosperous, but mostly in the ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' sense where [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill free will is nonexistent]], while God-King Darius offers freedom from all oppressors... in a world of ForeverWar that resembles ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' at its most grimdark.
* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Both Order and Chaos may be dangerous, but they also each have something legitimate to offer.
* BroughtDownToNormal: Of a sort. It's unclear what happened in the interim, but while Riven and Yasuo are [[AnthropomorphicPersonification cosmic entities]], Garen and Darius, their far-flung descendants, have become mortal to a degree.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Nightbringer Yasuo, not only in appearance (even when compared to Blood Moon Yasuo, which is quite demonic on its own), but also in his voicelines. And in the same vein, God King Darius.
* TheDarkSide: Nightbringer Yasuo, when he jokes, makes a reference to this.
--> '''Yasuo''': Come to the dark side. We have sugared confections.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous:
** Nightbringer Yasuo, though calling him "evil" is a little sketchy. Notably, getting his Steel Tempest's stacks makes him even more demonic, until he either loses or consumes the stacks.
** Interestingly enough, this also applies to Dawnbringer Riven (who, likewise, isn't truly evil or good)-- her SuperMode changes her appearance, making her less human-looking.
* FemaleAngelMaleDemon: Dawnbringer Riven and Nightbringer Yasuo, respectively. Averted with the God-Kings, who are both male.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: While they certainly have the ''aesthetics'' of good vs. evil, it's actually OrderVersusChaos, and BothSidesHaveAPoint. Out of universe, this was done so players don't feel pressured into supporting the "good" or "evil" side.
* LightEmUp: Dawnbringer Riven and God-King Garen, existing right in between LightIsGood and LightIsNotGood.
* MotiveDecay: [[https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/8wEL6vrT-what-are-garen-darius-in-relation-to-riven-yasuo-in-the-vs-universe?comment=0007 According to]] WordOfGod, the God Kings are the last descendants of the original Nightbringer Yasuo and Dawnbringer Riven, but have twisted their ancestors' motives to fit their own personal, mortal needs.
* MsFanservice[=/=]FanservicePack: Dawnbringer Riven, BIG time. While she was always pretty in [[UnkemptBeauty her own way]] in her base skin, this skin pulls out all stops. She's [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure bustier and curvier]], there's quite an empashis on her [[ShesGotLegs legs]], [[MaleGaze ass]] and [[HartmanHips hips]] with her stance, there's quite the [[CleavageWindow cleavage]] on her shirt below her armor, and both her shirt and armor don't [[SexyBacklessOutfit cover her back]].
* NotSoAboveItAll: Both God Kings, despite being well, [[GodEmperor them]], all their non-taunt emotes are just them screwing around with their pets.
* NotSoDifferent: A recurring trend with the opposing duos is playing off their [[{{Foil}} already-prominent similarities]] [[UpToEleven to the max]]. They're given similar (if not exact) voice lines, both having an urge to kill the other at the cost of everything else, and the champions chosen even have similar gameplay dynamics: Riven and Yasuo being manaless [[LightningBruiser skirmishers]] with [[RuleOfThree 3-hit Q's]] and high mobility, and Garen and Darius being [[MightyGlacier mighty juggernauts]] with prominent {{Spin Attack}}s and FinishingMove ultimates.
* OrderVersusChaos: Order is represented by Dawnbringer Riven and God King Garen, while Chaos is represented by Nightbringer Yasuo and God King Darius.
* PlayingWithFire[=/=]HellFire: Nightbringer Yasuo.
* PowerEchoes: Dawnbringer Riven, when she ults.
* PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep[=/=]EvilSoundsDeep: Nightbringer Yasuo, even when he already had a deep voice in his base skin, even though calling him "evil" is a stretch. Notably, when he ults, his voice gets [[UpToEleven even deeper]], turning completely demonic.
* ShipTease[=/=]FoeYay: There's quite a bit between Riven and Yasuo, which is, at the same time, ironic considering the champions themselves[[note]]Riven accidentally committed the crime Yasuo was blamed for[[/note]], but also certainly a nod towards those who ship them anyway. They can hear each other in their minds, many of their voicelines are exactly the same (or very, very similar), and also, in both the endings to the comic, they share quite [[HeldGaze the]] [[AntagonistInMourning moment]] before they end.
* SpinAttack: Dawnbringer Riven's third Q is a vertical version. Nightbringer Yasuo obviously still has this from his base skin, also.
* SuperMode: Dawnbringer Riven's ult. Just like her base skin, it makes her sword larger, but in this skin, her appearance also changes, becoming [[GoldenSuperMode all golden]] and vaguely fish-like, for some reason.
* VictoryIsBoring: Yasuo isn't happy to win since victory is an ending, and any ending is more in line with Order than Chaos. He's even more surprised to find himself ''becoming'' the new Order.
* WarriorPoet: Yasuo and Riven both quote lines from poems by Lord Byron when they kill each other.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Obviously not in game]], but when they kill each other in the endings to the comic, Chaos finds himself tamed by Order and Order realizes she has been corrupted by Chaos.
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[[folder:Wardens and Marauders]]
A set of two opposing, low-price skin lines, the Wardens and Marauders represent what would happen had the Rune War of Runeterra between the Protectorate and the Magelord Empire continued to persist, locked in an eternal battle for order and chaos.
->'''Champions in the Warden line''': Jax, Karma, Nautilus, Sivir
->'''Champions in the Marauder line''': Alistar, Ashe, Olaf, Warwick
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* TheAgeless: While there's little proof to back his claims, Jax is stated to be one of the very original Wardens before the fall of the Protectorate.
* AnimatedArmor: Warden Nautilus is this, having his soul bound to the armor to serve as a shock trooper. Few instances of this remain aside from him, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero with the method of his creation believed to be linked to the start of the cataclysmic Rune War]].
* BlackKnight: The Marauders not only look the part, but they --along with their ancestral Magelords-- were far more willing to experiment in the dark arts, resulting in bestial troops that otherwise defy all logic including [[ALoadOfBull Alistar]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Warwick]].
* KnightTemplar: While the Wardens heavily evoke a typical KnightInShiningArmor archetype, they were implied to be this, [[GoodIsNotSoft imposing a rigid and unforgiving set of law upon the land]], [[WellIntentionedExtremist done in an attempt to stop the rise of the Magelords, leading to the Rune War]].
* OrderVersusChaos: The Wardens and the Protectorate represent order and peace, while the Marauders and the Magelord Empire represent chaos and war. By the time they went to war, their rule was of a 50/50 split.
* TheRemnant: The Wardens and Marauders are descendants or direct remnants of the otherwise long-disbanded Protectorate and the Magelord Empire, both of which vanished into antiquity following the Rune War.
* TheSocialDarwinist: During its peak, the Magelord Empire had a harsh meritocratic approach to leadership similar to Noxus, split into warrior castes whose rises and falls were dictated by victory in battle. In the present day, remnants including Ashe and Olaf have instead simply chosen to rule through fear and the drive for [[BloodKnight glorious violence]].
* VestigialEmpire: Both the Protectorate and Magelord Empire are now a shell of their former selves following the Rune War. Conflict still exists between individual remnants of each, but the time of endless armies and militaristic warfare is over.
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[[folder:Worldbreaker]]
All that has a beginning, must have an end. This has been prophesied by ancient tribes, and to make sure of that, these beasts and goddess rose to bring a conclusion to those tales.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Worldbreaker) Hecarim, Nasus, Nautilus, Trundle, (Sun Goddess) Karma
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* ApocalypseHow: Each of the four worldbreakers does this in a different way. Nautilus creates massive tsunamis, Nasus consumes the world in fire, Trundle in ice, and Hecarim in darkness.
* BarrierMaiden: Sun Goddess Karma is all that stands between the four titans bringing on the apocalypse.
* {{Fanservice}}: Sun Goddess Karma is ''very'' skin-revealing.
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: The worldbreakers function very similarly, including being sealed, appearing in specific orders, and causing the apocalypse.
* {{Lunacy}}: When Sun Goddess Karma is overtaken by the moon, the worldbreakers rise.
* {{Mayincatec}}: More so than the Prehistoric line, there's a much larger Mesoamerican inspiration in the designs.
* PowerOfTheSun: Sun Goddess Karma, of course, the one in whom the sun rises and sets. In her splash art, she's in the process of spooling threads of sunlight into a basket she has with her to create a sunset.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Sun Goddess Karma is considered part of this line, despite not being beast-like or anything. It's justified, however, [[BarrierMaiden by her being the one that unseals the beasts when she's finally overtaken]].
* UnitsNotToScale: With the exception of Sun Goddess Karma, all the Worldbreakers are MASSIVE, even considering their "base" champions. In game, however, they're the same size as their bases.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:World Championship]]
''League of Legends'' is one of the most successful e-sports around the world, and every year, Riot hosts two of the largest ''League'' tournaments for millions to watch to see who wins: the Mid-Season Invitational, and the ''League of Legends'' World Championship. The winning team of the World Championship is treated to a skin line commemorating their victory, with players being represented by their most preferred or definitive champions during their climb to the top.\\
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In addition, Riot releases Championship and Challenger/Conqueror skins during the World Championship and MSI, respectively. At the end of every season near the World Championship, players who reached Gold or higher in ranked are awarded to exclusive Victorious skins as well.
->'''Champions in the Championship line''': Riven, Thresh, Shyvana, Kalista, Zed, Ashe, Ryze\\
'''Champions in the Conqueror line''': (Challenger) Ahri, Nidalee, (Conqueror) Karma, Varus\\
'''Champions in the Victorious line''': Jarvan IV, Janna, Elise, Morgana, Sivir, Maokai, Graves\\
'''Fnatic''': Jarvan IV, Corki, Janna, Gragas, Karthus\\
'''Taipei Assassins''': (TPA) Nunu and Willump, Dr. Mundo, Shen, Ezreal, Orianna\\
'''SKT T1''': (First Wave) Jax, Lee Sin, Vayne, Zed, Zyra, (Second Wave) Alistar, Azir, Elise, Kalista, Renekton, Ryze, (Third Wave) Ekko, Jhin, Nami, Olaf, Syndra, Zac\\
'''Samsung White''': (SSW) Rengar, Singed, Talon, Thresh, Twitch\\
'''Samsung Galaxy''': (SSG) Ezreal, Gnar, Jarvan IV, Rakan, Taliyah, Xayah\\
'''Invictus Gaming''': (IG) Camille, Fiora, Irelia, Kai'Sa, [=LeBlanc=], Rakan
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* TheAce: SKT T1 has become famous for being one of the best ''League of Legends'' teams in the world, having won ''three World Championships'' since its formation. For specific players, as the in-game descriptions point out, Bang (Kalista and Jhin) has won two of them, Bengi (Lee Sin, Elise, and Olaf) and Faker (Zed, Ryze, and Syndra) have won all three.
* BattleCouple:
** Xayah and Rakan both got Samsung Galaxy skins, and as a bonus, as part of their recall passive, the two will pose together holding the World Cup.
** Sadly, only Rakan received an Invictus Gaming skin the following year as Jackylove -- the team's botlaner -- [[https://boards.pbe.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/client-new-features-feedback/wMtREd3z-pbe-bugs-feedback-thread-invictus-gaming-skins?comment=00040000 chose Kai'Sa over Xayah]].
* BigEater: SSG Gnar's recalls have him chowing down on food before returning to base. Mini Gnar passes out from finishing all the banana bunches, but Mega Gnar plows right through his ramen (served in the World Cup, no less!), and almost looks disappointed that there isn't any more.
* BlingOfWar: The Victorious skins are all pretty blinged-out, with white, gold, and blue all over.
* BodySushi: SKT T1 Nami in her recall animation ''[[ExaggeratedTrope is]]'' [[ExaggeratedTrope the sushi]], lounging on a rice platter like nigiri to take selfies before being taken back to base with giant chopsticks.
* FlippingTheTable: SKT T1 Olaf's recall has him do this as part of a particularly violent RageQuit.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Some of the older skins. TPA Mundo throws the worlds Trophy instead of a cleaver, TPA Ezreal shoots his magic from an oversized foam finger, and TPA Shen uses inflatable noisemakers instead of swords.
* SignatureScene: Starting from 2014, Riot has added references to famous moments surrounding the winning players in their respective skins. As well from 2015 onwards, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pVOpDM1djI they also get the]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8kXrBS-2Pk to act out their own recall animation as well]].
** SSW Twitch (representing Imp) has a recall where he rolls on the ground, referencing an [[MemeticMutation memetic]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhdvhF7EoT8 interview Imp had at Worlds 2014]], where he [[ItMakesSenseInContext expressed a desire to roll around in the grass at Seoul World Cup Stadium]].
** SSW Thresh (representing Mata) has a recall where he yanks out and holds up the World Cup trophy itself, representing Mata's title as MVP of Worlds 2014.
** SKT T1 Ryze (representing Faker) is initially based on his acted-out suggestion, but Riot decided to go the extra mile and had Ryze perform [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-mgeUuqFmw Faker's famously random on-stage roll during the Finals]].
* TheSixthRanger: Since 2015, a sixth champion is added to represent the backup player; an understudy to fill in for a player who, for whatever reason, can't play. Azir represented Easyhoon, the backup midlaner for Faker in 2015, and Zac represented Blank, SKT's substitute jungler in 2016.
* VSign: An adorable mid-air variant caps off SKT T1 Kalista's recall animation. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWc_TFWq91g Bang's initial submission]] had him more resemble doing [[https://youtu.be/t386OdgDcc8?t=113 the team's victory "T1" pose]], but for whatever reason, this would be changed to the VSign.
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* AGoodNameForARockBand: Much like Pentakill and K/DA, True Damage gets its name from an in-game element.



* TheFashionista: Qiyana, as shown by her Prestige skin being designed by none other than Louis Vuitton

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* ExecutiveMeddling[[invoked]]: Senna was previously stuck in a really bad record deal that took away much of her creative independence and seemingly ended her time in the spotlight before she returned as the lead of True Damage. Her splash art shows her burning up her previous contract, which was with "[[MythologyGag Thresh Records]]".
* TheFashionista: Qiyana, as shown by her Prestige skin being designed by none other than Louis VuittonVuitton.


[[folder:VS.]]

->''From nothing, there will always come two.''
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Since the dawn of time, the forces of chaos and order have been fighting for dominance, never having a resolution. But now, with their greatest fighters entering the battlefield, this is finally bound to change.\\
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Order vs. Chaos (2017) and Battle of the God-Kings (2018) serves as the basis for the VS. Event. Completing missions during the event for either Order or Chaos would grant rewards while also boosting the power of their side, with players on the winning side gaining another bonus. As of 2018, Chaos has won both events.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Nightbringer) Yasuo,(Dawnbringer) Riven, (God King) Darius, Garen.

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[[folder:VS.]]

->''From nothing, there will always come two.''
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[[folder: True Damage]]
After
the dawn worldwide success of time, the forces of chaos K/DA, Akali made it her mission to recruit accomplished and order have up-and-coming artists to form a new supergroup: True Damage. Never before has a crew been fighting for dominance, never having a resolution. But now, with their greatest fighters entering comprised of such diverse talent, ranging from natural lyricists to renowned producers to legendary vocalists... all ready to disrupt the battlefield, this is finally bound to change.\\
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Order vs. Chaos (2017) and Battle of the God-Kings (2018) serves as the basis for the VS. Event. Completing missions during the event for either Order or Chaos would grant rewards while also boosting the power of their side, with players on the winning side gaining another bonus. As of 2018, Chaos has won both events.
music industry.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Nightbringer) Yasuo,(Dawnbringer) Riven, (God King) Darius, Garen.(True Damage) Akali, Ekko, Qiyana, Senna, Yasuo


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* AwesomeButImpractical: Yasuo plugs his ''tachi'' into the sound console and uses it as yet another switch.
* DreamTeam: They are all talented rappers, singers, and producers at the very top of their game.
* TheFashionista: Qiyana, as shown by her Prestige skin being designed by none other than Louis Vuitton
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Averted. Senna and Akali rose to prominence on their own talents, and Qiyana joined the group to win her fame the hard way instead of coasting on her family's reputation.
* RenownedSelectiveMentor: Well, producer. Yasuo is one of the most sought-after collaborators in music, but he won't work with just anybody.
* SpicyLatina: Qiyana is the daughter of "Latin music royalty" but wants to be a ''franchise'' instead of just another a rising star in the music world.
* VaporWear: Prestige Qiyana has a jacket with a semi-sheer lace underlay covering her upper body -- and there's clearly nothing under it.
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[[folder:VS.]]

->''From nothing, there will always come two.''
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Since the dawn of time, the forces of chaos and order have been fighting for dominance, never having a resolution. But now, with their greatest fighters entering the battlefield, this is finally bound to change.\\
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Order vs. Chaos (2017) and Battle of the God-Kings (2018) serves as the basis for the VS. Event. Completing missions during the event for either Order or Chaos would grant rewards while also boosting the power of their side, with players on the winning side gaining another bonus. As of 2018, Chaos has won both events.
->'''Champions in this line''': (Nightbringer) Yasuo,(Dawnbringer) Riven, (God King) Darius, Garen.
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->'''Champions in the Trick-or-Treat line''': ([=FrankenTibbers=]) Annie, (Mundo) Mundo, (Trick or Treat) Ekko, (Pumpkinhead) Fiddlesticks, (Headless) Hecarim, (Bewitching) Janna, Morgana, Nidalee, Tristana, (Kitty Cat) Katarina, (Count Kledula) Kled, (Ravenborn) [=LeBlanc=], (Haunted) Maokai, Zyra, (Haunting) Nocturne, (Nosferatu) Vladimir\\

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->'''Champions in the Trick-or-Treat line''': ([=FrankenTibbers=]) Annie, (Witch's Brew) Blitzcrank, (Mundo) Mundo, (Trick or Treat) Ekko, (Pumpkinhead) Fiddlesticks, (Headless) Hecarim, (Bewitching) Janna, Miss Fortune, Morgana, Nidalee, Tristana, (Count) Kassadin, (Kitty Cat) Katarina, (Count Kledula) Kled, (Ravenborn) [=LeBlanc=], (Haunted) Maokai, Zyra, (Haunting) Nocturne, (Nosferatu) Vladimir\\



* HotWitch: Bewitching Janna, Morgana, and Nidalee puts them in [[MsFanservice fancy and fanservice-y]] witch outfits. Bewitching Tristana, however, is very firmly a CuteWitch.

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* HotWitch: Bewitching Janna, Miss Fortune, Morgana, and Nidalee puts them in [[MsFanservice fancy and fanservice-y]] witch outfits. Bewitching Tristana, however, is very firmly a CuteWitch.

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* BreakoutCharacter: While K/DA as a whole was a smash hit, Akali ended up becoming the group's most popular character, so much so that she (and by extension, Soyeon of {{Music/GIDLE}} fame) was brought back as part of True Damage.


* DealWithTheDevil: The devil in this case being Thresh, who --when not spreading widespread fear and chaos in search for souls-- makes deals with mortals in exchange for theirs. Urgot sold his immortal soul for his mechanical body after he was left in the desert to die, and Lucian had his corrupted to save the life of his one true love ([[SenselessSacrifice or at least attempt; several lines imply Senna still didn't make it]]), gaining demonic powers in the process.

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* DealWithTheDevil: DealWithTheDevil:
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The devil in this case being Thresh, who --when not spreading widespread fear and chaos in search for souls-- makes deals with mortals in exchange for theirs. Urgot sold his immortal soul for his mechanical body after he was left in the desert to die, and Lucian had his corrupted to save the life of his one true love ([[SenselessSacrifice or at least attempt; several lines imply Senna still didn't make it]]), gaining demonic powers in the process.process.
** Darius, who was humiliatingly defeated by his brother and became twisted by an obsession for revenge, also became the subject to this with Hecarim.
--->'''Ashe''': Guess it's like you always said, Darius. Demons give you what you want, devils give you what you need.


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* HellOnEarth: The old west is swarmed with all kinds of gothic hell-beasts, both to bargain with mortals and/or to destroy them. he reason the legions of hell swarm the prairie is because {{Heaven}} was destroyed by mortal men during a land rush, releasing the devils of {{Hell}} from confinement.


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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Ashe is described as a "mechanical angel", built early on during the pioneering age, empowered by the blood of deities from the destruction of {{Heaven}}. She chooses to forgive humanity for their crimes, and now serves to protect them from TheLegionsOfHell [[HolyHandGrenade with arrows]] [[LightEmUp of light]].
-->'''Ashe''': I am cold steel fuelled by the blood of saints and angels. [[{{Bathos}} Howdy]].


->'''Champions in the line''': (High Noon) Ashe, Darius, Jhin, Lucian, Thresh, Twisted Fate, Urgot, Yasuo, (Longhorn) Alistar, (Sheriff) Caitlyn, (Desperada) Cassiopeia, (Bandito) Fiddlesticks, (Sonoran) Kog'Maw, (Cowgirl) Miss Fortune, (Sandscourge) Skarner

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->'''Champions in the line''': (High Noon) Ashe, Darius, Hecarim, Jhin, Lucian, Thresh, Twisted Fate, Urgot, Yasuo, (Longhorn) Alistar, (Sheriff) Caitlyn, (Desperada) Cassiopeia, (Bandito) Fiddlesticks, (Sonoran) Kog'Maw, (Cowgirl) Miss Fortune, (Sandscourge) Skarner


->'''Champions in the line''': (High Noon) Jhin, Lucian, Thresh, Twisted Fate, Urgot, Yasuo, (Longhorn) Alistar, (Sheriff) Caitlyn, (Desperada) Cassiopeia, (Bandito) Fiddlesticks, (Sonoran) Kog'Maw, (Cowgirl) Miss Fortune, (Sandscourge) Skarner

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->'''Champions in the line''': (High Noon) Ashe, Darius, Jhin, Lucian, Thresh, Twisted Fate, Urgot, Yasuo, (Longhorn) Alistar, (Sheriff) Caitlyn, (Desperada) Cassiopeia, (Bandito) Fiddlesticks, (Sonoran) Kog'Maw, (Cowgirl) Miss Fortune, (Sandscourge) Skarner


* LaughablyEvil: While she does get a somewhat creepier evil makeover as a Star Guardian, personality-wise, she's still [[GenkiGirl the same peppy]] and [[GreatGazoo chaotically goofy]] Zoe we've come to recognize. Rakan, even with his new voiceover as a corrupted Star Guardian, doesn't lose any of [[TheDitz his doofier elements]].

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* LaughablyEvil: While she Zoe does get a somewhat creepier evil makeover as a Star Guardian, personality-wise, she's still [[GenkiGirl the same peppy]] and [[GreatGazoo chaotically goofy]] Zoe we've come to recognize. Rakan, even with his new voiceover as a corrupted Star Guardian, doesn't lose any of [[TheDitz his doofier elements]].


* LegendaryCarp: Splendid Staff Nami is an allusion to the legend of the fish that becomes a dragon.



** As a dragon king, Talon was apparently something close, but Irelia stripped him of his power to curb his arrogance.

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** As a dragon king, Talon was apparently something close, but Irelia (herself a demigoddess) stripped him of his power to curb his arrogance.arrogance.
** Morgana became a goddess through magical power and now seeks to kick humans and lesser gods down a rung or two.


->'''Champions in the line''': Alistar, Annie, Anivia, Galio, Janna, Kog'Maw, Malzahar, Poppy, Renekton, Singed, Sion

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->'''Champions in the line''': Alistar, Amumu, Annie, Anivia, Galio, Janna, Kog'Maw, Malzahar, Poppy, Renekton, Singed, Sion



* RobotBuddy: Hextech Kog'Maw units are advertised as incredibly friendly and expensive ''pets'', viewed mostly as symbols of wealth around their owners.

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* RobotBuddy: RobotBuddy:
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Hextech Kog'Maw units are advertised as incredibly friendly and expensive ''pets'', viewed mostly as symbols of wealth around their owners.owners.
** [[invoked]]Hextech Amumu was similarly intended as a playmate for wealthy children, but has long since been forgotten as [[TechnologyMarchesOn Hextechnology Marches On]].



->'''Champions in this line''': (Soaring Sword) Fiora, (Divine Sword) Irelia, (Sacred Sword) Janna, (God Staff) Jax, (God Fist) Lee Sin, (Eternal Sword) Master Yi, (Enduring Sword) Talon, (Radiant) Wukong

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->'''Champions in this line''': (Soaring Sword) Fiora, (Divine Sword) Irelia, (Sacred Sword) Janna, (God Staff) Jax, (God Fist) Lee Sin, (Eternal Sword) Master Yi, (Majestic Empress) Morgana, (Splendid Staff) Nami, (Valiant Sword) Riven, (Enduring Sword) Talon, (Radiant) Wukong



* LadyOfWar: Fiora, Irelia, and Janna all count, being incredibly powerful yet graceful all at once. Fiora is one of Yi's fellow martial arts students, Janna is the steadfast guardian of an immortality-granting sword of jade, and Irelia is a demigoddess who won a duel against Talon and then sealed his power in her blades when he struck at her in retaliation.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: While [[MonkeyKingLite Radiant Wukong's conceit]] [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest does have its basis in Wuxia]], his design is far more {{Animesque}} and bright in comparison to the more subtly flowing and graceful aesthetic of most other Immortal Journey skins. This is mostly due to it originally being a Lunar Revel skin before shifting lines.

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* EvilSorceress: While she may not look the part, Morgana is a feared sorceress and [[TheUsurper usurper queen]] who sought revenge against Irelia for sealing away Talon's power, having crushed her in battle and is now seeking to restore the once-great dragon king's stature.
* HumanityEnsues: Nami was originally a fish with dreams of becoming a dragon, but started gaining a more human-like form after the sealed dragon king Talon's power began seeping out and influencing her. She still has [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent her fish tail]] for the most part (her splash art obscures her bottom half in water), but her recall shows her gaining human legs.
* LadyOfWar: Fiora, Irelia, and Janna Nearly all of the female champions in the line count, being incredibly powerful yet graceful all at once. Fiora is one of Yi's fellow martial arts students, Janna is the steadfast guardian of an immortality-granting sword of jade, and Irelia is a demigoddess who won a duel against Talon and then sealed his power in her blades when he struck at her in retaliation.
retaliation. Morgana and Riven both trained in the arts of war and politics for years, and are now clashing for the fate of the world.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: While [[MonkeyKingLite Radiant Wukong's conceit]] [[Literature/JourneyToTheWest does have its basis in Wuxia]], his design is far more {{Animesque}} and bright in comparison to the more subtly flowing and graceful gracefully epic aesthetic of most other Immortal Journey skins. This is mostly due to it originally being a Lunar Revel skin before shifting lines.



->'''Champions in the Championship line''': Riven, Thresh, Shyvana, Kalista, Zed, Ashe\\

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->'''Champions in the Championship line''': Riven, Thresh, Shyvana, Kalista, Zed, Ashe\\Ashe, Ryze\\

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* BrokenPedestal: Part of Xayah and Rakan's turn to evil was them coming to the conclusion that the duty assigned by the First Star of protecting the universe from [[ChaosIsEvil chaos]] as a scam.
-->'''Xayah''': Enforcing order on a chaotic universe was never going to work. The First Star lied.


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* LaughablyEvil: While she does get a somewhat creepier evil makeover as a Star Guardian, personality-wise, she's still [[GenkiGirl the same peppy]] and [[GreatGazoo chaotically goofy]] Zoe we've come to recognize. Rakan, even with his new voiceover as a corrupted Star Guardian, doesn't lose any of [[TheDitz his doofier elements]].
-->'''Rakan''': What was the plan again? Oh yeah! "Destroy hope, bring the second coming of darkness, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and get]] [[VillainsOutShopping some new]] [[TheDandy hair gel]]." I'm almost out.


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* LoveRedeems: [[UnholyMatrimony Xayah and Rakan love each other]], but Rakan is more aware that they're both being manipulated by Zoe, and it's highly implied that his love for Xayah (who seems to have become disillusioned by the Star Guardian business) and desire to keep her safe is what allows him to preserve his conscience, quietly plotting to free her heart, even at the cost of his own.


* {{Leitmotif}}: When starting the game as one of the Star Guardians, a minimalist version of their team's respective theme song will play. For Lux's team, it's "Burning Bright", and for Ahri's team, it's "A New Horizon".

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* {{Leitmotif}}: When starting the game as one of the Star Guardians, a minimalist version of their team's respective theme song will play. For Lux's team, it's "Burning Bright", and for Ahri's team, it's "A New Horizon". For Neeko, Xayah, Rakan, and Zoe, it's "Light and Shadow".



* MagicalEye: Its exact significance is unknown, but Zoe's [[PurpleEyes purple left eye]] [[GlowingEyesOfDoom prominently glows]] during her recall and in her splash art.



* MookFaceTurn: [[GameplayAndStorySegregation During gameplay]], one scenario can occur between Xayah/Rakan facing an enemy Zoe, where they realize what she's doing and are seeking payback.

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* MookFaceTurn: [[GameplayAndStorySegregation During gameplay]], one scenario can occur between Xayah/Rakan Xayah and/or Rakan facing an enemy Zoe, where they realize what she's doing and are seeking payback.

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