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Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.²²[[WMG:[[center: [- ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' '''[[Characters/LeagueOfLegends Main Character Index]]'''\²[[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsAToC A – C]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsDToF D – F]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsGToH G – H]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsIToJ I – J]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsK K]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsL L]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsMToO M – O]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsPToR P – R]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsS S]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsTToU T – U]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsVToW V – W]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsXToZ X – Z]] | '''Others''' | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsThemes Groups and Skin Themes]] | [[Characters/LeagueOfLegendsFactions Factions]]]]]]-]²²This page contains all other characters that are not selectable champions, but present in the game nonetheless via lore, or some notorious NPC's, old designs of a characters that are reworked, other planned champions among other things.²----²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Baron Nashor]]²[[quoteright:120:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/baron_nashorsquare.png]]²->"''This is a very powerful hostile monster, approach with caution! Killing this monster will yield great monetary and magical rewards to the team, but it should not be confronted alone''."²²Baron Nashor is a giant, worm-like monster that dwells within Summoner's Rift. Considered the most powerful monster on the map, and for good reason, Baron Nashor is nearly impossible for one to slay alone. He is the second greatest late game objectives, behind only the Nexus itself. Slaying Baron Nashor grants all teammates alive during his death an aura that buffs nearby lane minions with Void power, increasing their size and effectiveness, as well as cutting recall speed in half. As such, slaying him is almost imperative to sieging an enemy base.²²-----²* BossBattle: The closest thing to it in League.²** BonusBoss: It's not necessary to fight it to win, but it can give the killing team a crucial advantage. However, fighting him at the wrong time can be disastrous if the enemy steals it or kills your team while they're weakened.²* TheDreaded: Baron Nashor is a massive undertaking. An entire team of 6 people can easily kill him, but if your attention is diverted for a second by, for example, the enemy team, the Baron can easily rip your team to shreds and offer an advantage to your enemy. Because of this, people often steer clear of the Baron pit unless they have a critical advantage on the map.²* EarlyBirdCameo: The redesigned Baron Nashor (a gigantic hydra-like tentacled abomination) made a surprise appearance at the end of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEnsqpThaFg 'A Twist of Fate']] animation over a year and a half before he replaced the old version (a simple and rather goofy-looking pink wurm) when the updated version of Summoner's Rift was launched at the end of 2014.²* EldritchAbomination: Whatever he is, it ain't natural. His presence seems to corrupt the rift around him. Now confirmed to come from The Void, where this is par for the course.²* ExtraEyes: He has eyes all over his face.²* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Very bright, and a good sign of his power alone.²* HollywoodAcid: His attacks involve spitting acid at the players.²* {{Kaiju}}: He towers over everyone else, making even the dragon look like a small lizard.²* PowerOfTheVoid: A creature spawned from the Void, just like the Void champions.²* PurpleIsPowerful: Purple and is the strongest neutral mook.²* SignificantAnagram: His name is anagramatic to Roshan from ''VideoGame/{{DotA2}}'', and they both are the ultimate BonusBoss of their respective games.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:The Dragons]]²²->"''The scent of chaos fuels the flames in the heart of the Dragon. Drawn to this war-torn land, the mightiest of beasts has settled deep within the Summoner's Rift, awaiting the next great war. To those who wake this slumbering ancient, beware: for his sharp teeth and suffocating breath have been tempered by the bravest of champions, and yet it is he that still thrives in the depths of the Rift.''"²²The Elemental Dragons are the second most powerful neutral monsters on the rift, while the Elder Dragon rivals Baron Nashor in power. Elemental beasts who command the southern jungle, dragons are mini-bosses that give teams great rewards for naming themselves dragonslayers, defeating them.²²Dragons spawn at the southeastern nest every six minutes and grant buffs every time they are slain. There are four variants of dragons that will randomly spawn for the first 35 minutes, each one granting a unique type of buff that will stack if dragons of the same variant are slain. '''Cloud Drakes''' grant bonus movement speed when out of combat, '''Infernal Drakes''' grant bonus attack damage and ability power, '''Mountain Drakes''' grant bonus true damage towards other epic monsters and turrets, and '''Ocean Drakes''' grant bonus health and mana regeneration.²²After 35 minutes, elemental drakes will stop spawning and will instead be replaced by the much more powerful '''Elder Dragon''' that spawns every ten minutes. Slaying it will grant the ''Aspect of the Dragon,'' temporarily doubling the buffs you obtained from any Elemental Dragons earlier in the game while giving you a deadly burn on all of your attacks and spells.²²-----²* BonusBoss: Of course, it's not required to slay the dragon to win the game, it only helps towards that goal.²* BossBattle: Each variants' attacks are slightly different between one another, but overall Dragons are strong enough to be monsters you typically don't want to fight alone. Much like Baron Nashor, Dragons are something that must be planned around not just for the enemy team, but for the damage they themselves can inflict. ²** The Elder Dragon rivals Baron Nashor as the ruler of the Rift, with more health than the other drakes and much more damaging attacks.²* FourElementEnsemble: The mid-season 6 updates added variants clearly based on this structure.²** PlayingWithFire: The Infernal Drake attacks with high damage balls of fire that deal damage around it's target.²** BlowYouAway: The Cloud Drake moves faster than the other drakes, so if you try to leave it during a fight it could chase you down. It also sports the highest attack speed of all the drakes. Aside from the Elder, it's the most difficult drake to defeat alone.²** DishingOutDirt: The Mountain Drake deals less damage than the other drakes, but has higher health, armor, and magic resistance, making it take longer to defeat.²** MakingASplash: The Ocean Drake's attacks put a debilitating slow on it's victims, making it risky to try and fight with enemies around.²* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Of course. This is the only 'animal' type dragon in the game, though, with both Aurelion Sol and Shyvana being intelligent dragonspawn.²* NobleBirdOfPrey: All the dragons draw heavy inspiration from birds. You'll notice it as soon as you watch their spawn animations.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Rift Herald]]²[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/image_502.jpg]] ²[[caption-width-right:300:Protect your towers.]]²²->"''An extremely powerful lane pusher whose sole purpose is to crush any minion, Tower and Inhibitor on its path to the Nexus Obelisk. Better own it or kill it while you still have a base.''"²²Originally a Rift Scuttler that mutated due to the Void energy coming from the Baron's pit, the Rift Herald is an epic monster that is only available during the early parts of the game. Possessing high resistances and health, she's very difficult to take down alone, but she has a weakspot in the eye on her back that helps killing her faster. Slaying her grants the ''Eye of Herald'' to the one that picks it up, which replaces the trinket slot for up to 4 minutes and, upon being used, summons the Rift Herald again to push the closest lane mercilessly, until either everything in her path is destroyed or she's finally put down for good.²²* AttackItsWeakPoint: Attacking the eye on her back when it's open deals 12% (When fought in the pit) or 20% (When fought as a summon) of the Rift Herald's maximum hp as ''true'' damage, which helps in killing her faster.²* BossBattle: Just like the Dragons and Baron.²** BonusBoss: Yet again, it's not necessary to kill her to beat the game, but she does give an advantage to the team that slays her.²** DegradedBoss: When used as a summon, she's not as powerful as she was in the pit, having less health, losing health every second and when she uses her headbutt attack, taking more damage from being attacked on her back's eye, and being susceptible to crowd control.²* CastFromHitPoints: Her headbutt attack, which deals 25% of her current health both to herself and to the structure she hits.²* DiscOneNuke: Being able to destroy 2-3 turrets on her own, it can certainly become one when slain early.²* EasterEgg: If enough champions use their /dance commands near her, she'll join in. This same dance also occurs if she is present when the enemy Nexus is destroyed, making it a HappyDance.²* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The eye on her back, when open, glows brightly to signify it's possible to attack it.²* KingMook: To the Rift Scuttler, being a stronger (and actually damaging) mutation of one.²* MightyGlacier: She's very slow, either in attacking or moving, but very resistant and strong when she gets to her target.²* PermanentlyMissableContent: If not slain until then, she permanently despawns at 19:45 (19:55 if in combat) to give place to Baron Nashor.²* PowerOfTheVoid: She was originally a Rift Scuttler that mutated by being exposed to the void energy, so it's a given.²* PurpleIsPowerful: Capable of taking down an entire row of towers if left unchecked.²* RammingAlwaysWorks: One of her most powerful attacks is a headbutt that deals 200% AD damage to everyone it hits, and deals a massive amount of damage to any structure it hits.²* SelectiveObliviousness: When she's summoned, she completely ignores enemy champions, focusing solely on minions and structures. While this means enemy champions aren't in any danger of dying to her, it also means that the only way to stop her from destroying their towers is focusing her down.²* WasOnceAMan: Well, a Rift Scuttler, but it's the same idea.²²[[/folder]]²²!!Non-Player Characters²[[folder:Greyor]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Gabriel Jiménez (European Spanish)²²->''"If you hear me sound the horn, the Watchers have returned! If that happens you must come at once! Bring an army, bring ten armies! Throw those damned Watchers back into the Abyss!"''²²The ghost of a Freljordian Iceborn warrior. He was ritually killed and his spirit bound to the Howling Abyss by Avarosa herself to blow a magic horn if the Watchers ever return, and also serves as the southern shopkeeper on the Howling Abyss.²----²²* BarredFromTheAfterlife: Willingly, so he could stand guard against the Watchers.²* BloodKnight: He loves combat and violence.²* DeaderThanDead: He occasionally asks the champions on his side of the map to bring him the spirits of the slain so he can kill them in the afterlife too.²* FantasticRacism: If you happen to be playing a Yordle, Greyor will (loudly) voice his displeasure.²* GenreBlind: For a SpiritAdvisor that ''himself'' isn't quite dead, he quickly disregards the possibility that [[NeverFoundTheBody throwing his enemies into the abyss]] [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat might not have actually finished them off]].²* GrievousHarmWithABody: One of is stories is that one day, he was fighting a pack of trolls, and he broke his sword on one of their skulls, so he grabbed one by the ears and used it like a club.²* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: He might tell the champions on his side of the map to "Lure them here and I'll finish them off! That's the plan", alluding to how the spawn laser deals [[InstantDeathRadius 1000 true damage per second]] to enemies.²* OffWithHisHead: He seems to regard this as an ideal way to deal with problems.²* SitcomArchNemesis: He doesn't really like Lymere, the shopkeeper on the other end of the bridge. Occasionally, when leaving the store, he'll ask you to bash his head in.²--> "That old man across the bridge is a damned fool! His [[RobotBuddy flying pot]] seems nice though."²* SpiritAdvisor: To the Freljord champions.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Lymere and Geeves]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Ángel Amorós (European Spanish)²²->''"These runes say, 'Beware the Frozen Watchers'. Hmm... does that mean anything to you?"''²²Lymere and his robot Geeves are the northern shopkeepers on the Howling Abyss. Lymere is Ezreal's uncle and an archaeologist from Piltover studying the Abyss.²----²* AbsentMindedProfessor: He sometimes forgets what he's talking about mid-sentence.²* AdventureArchaeologist: A bit light on the adventuring, but he's not content to sit behind a desk, even in his old age.²* EccentricMentor: He wants Ezreal to join him in his research.²* RobotBuddy: Geeves, though Lymeredoesn't seem very fond of it, and is looking to make a new one.²-->"Robot stands for '[[FunWithAcronyms Rusty Old Broken Obsolete Trash]]'! See what I did there?"²* ForScience: He doesn't seem to know or care that he's endangering the world by digging around the Watchers, just as long as he learns something doing it.²* ShipTease: One response to meeting Ezreal is asking him if the rumors about him and "a Ms. Crownguard" (aka Lux) are true.²* SitcomArchNemesis: He's rather annoyed by Greyor, the ghost shopkeeper at the other end of the bridge. The feeling is mutual.²-->''(to Caitlyn)'' "Arrest that ghost for violation of... t-the laws of nature!"²* SuddenNameChange: Lymere was originally named Professor Lyte ([[TheArtifact and still refers to himself as such in-game]]), though ever since late 2016, it was {{Retcon}}ned that his name is instead "Lymere," which has stuck since. This was seemingly due to [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment concurrent drama surrounding the former Rioter Lyte he was named after]], with Riot [[{{Unperson}} not wanting the character to stay attached to him]].²* WhenIWasYourAge: "...Ezreal, I was already a professor!"²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:The Lady and the Lord]]²²!!!'''The Lord voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Gabriel Jiménez (European Spanish)²!!!'''The Lady voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Ana Ángeles García (European Spanish)²²Two spirits bound to the altars in Twisted Treeline, the Lady is one the west side while the Lord is on the east. They have special dialogue when captured by a Shadow Isles champion.²----²* TheAtoner: The Lady encourages remorse and humanity in the Shadow Isles champions.²* CastFromLifespan: The Lord ordered the mages of his land to cast magic using the lifeforce of the islands itself, thus creating the Shadow Isles.²* ContinuitySnarl: The ruined king's wife, who the botched reanimation spell that created the shadow isles was for, was supposed to be the lady, but after Yorick's VGU she is strongly implied to be the [[WasOnceAMan Maiden of the Mist]]. If that is the case, who is the lady? And if it isn't, who is the Maiden?²** Yorick also talks about the Ruined King as if he's still up and about, but the Lord is still stuck in his alter in the treeline.²* EvilWeapon: It is implied that the Blade of the Ruined King item once belonged to the Lord.²* HappilyMarried: At least they were.²* KillThemAll: Actually said by the Lord.²* LoveMakesYouEvil[=/=]LoveMakesYouCrazy: It was the Lady's death that drove the Lord mad, causing him to destroy the Bright Isles trying to revive her and turning them into the Shadow Isles.²%%* PowerAtAPrice²* SealedEvilInACan: The Lord encourages the Shadow Isles champions to destroy and conquer.²* SealedGoodInACan: The Lady seems to try and encourage them to turn away from their path.²* SpiritAdvisor: One of them encourages the Shadow Isles champions' evil deeds while the other disdains them.²* WistfulAmnesia: The Lady remembers the history of the Shadow Isles and her husband, the Lord does not:²--> [[GhostAmnesia "Sometimes I - I can almost remember... her face."]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Bubbs and Finn]]²A pair of Bilgewater shopkeepers each occupying ends of the Butcher's Bridge, Bubbs is a deep-sea diving researcher who offers discovered treasure for gold, and Finn is a former sailor-turned-angler offering fresh catch. [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Not to be confused with those other two shopkeepers in the Howling Abyss]].²----²* ArbitrarySkepticism: Bubbs instantly calls Nami a fake in a costume because "merfolk don't exist," but he doesn't seem too taken aback by the existence of [[FishPeople Fizz]].²* TheBore: Bubbs is implied to be one if his various research topics are to be believed:²-->'''Bubbs''': Have I read you my thesis on sea-slugs?²* CoolHelmet: Bubbs wears a cool diving helmet [[TheFaceless that he never removes]], complete with a fin at the top.²-->'''Bubbs''': The helmet never comes off! Well, except when I get hungry.²* DressedToPlunder: While Bubbs is wearing most of a diving suit and helmet, Finn's outfit fits to an absolute tee despite him not being a sailor anymore.²* FishingForSole: Referenced in one of Finn's lines ([[FridgeBrilliance which incidentally might explain where he got the boots he potentially sells you]]):²-->'''Finn''': For every sunken treasure promised, you find about ninety-nine old boots.²* GenreBlindness: Bubbs is [[ArbitrarySkepticism remarkably skeptical]] to a lot of fantasy concepts in Runeterra, including advanced gadgetry in Piltover and extinct overlords in the Freljord. He also thinks [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Nami]] is somehow a fake, demanding her reveal her zipper.²* GenreSavvy: In contrast [[GenreBlindness to above]], Bubbs recognizes [[DealWithTheDevil Tahm Kench]] and instantly sees him as no good.²-->'''Bubbs''': Tahm Kench? What sort of protracted ruination would buy me a trip to the ocean floor?²* GrailInTheGarbage: The two are "shopkeepers" who sell treasure (i.e. items) they discovered while deep-sea diving or fishing. While neither are really sure what their found items do, they know they're valuable, and Bubbs needs funding for his next expedition, while Finn's just trying to make a living.²* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Bubbs doesn't recognize the NotQuiteDead Gangplank, only thinking he's just another captain in Bilgewater. Finn also appears to owe him some debt, but judging by his lack of surprise, he likely also doesn't realize exactly who he is.²* NoodleIncident: Finn recognizes [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Nami]], and forlornly apologizes to her about "the net incident."²* RetiredBadass: Finn retired to a life of angling after the increasing hardships of sailing, many of which he comments as being lucky to have survived.²-->'''Finn''': I'll take bug bites over shark bites any day.²* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Personality and voice-wise, Bubbs and Finn are almost identical to Lymere and Greyor of the Howling Abyss, though otherwise, they're completely different characters. That said, Bubbs seems to recognize Ezreal as a family friend.²* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Finn is really unhappy to see [[OurLichesAreDifferent Karthus]].²-->'''Finn''': Ugh... not the Harrowing again...²* YourCostumeNeedsWork: Bubbs criticizes ''[[TheJuggernaut Nautilus']]'' suit for looking incapable of reaching the bottom of the ocean.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Senna]]²Lucian's late wife, with whom he used to hunt evil creatures with powerful gun artifacts. She was tricked and killed by Thresh and her soul is now trapped in his lantern.²----²* BattleCouple: With Lucian.²* FateWorseThanDeath: Having her soul trapped in Thresh's lantern.²* GoodIsNotNice: Before her death, she worked together with Lucian and ''she'' was the more zealous and unforgiving of the two. After her death, Lucian took up both her weapon and her merciless nature.²* TheGunslinger: Used a holy relic that fired purifying light.²* TheLostLenore: Her death hardened Lucian's heart and set him on a path of revenge.²* ThePaladin: Hunted demons and the undead in the name of righteousness.²* PosthumousCharacter: Killed by Thresh before Lucian joins the League.²* UnexpectedCharacter: She appears in the climax of 'Shadow and Fortune' when Thresh uses her to taunt Lucian (who thought she was merely dead, unaware that Thresh held her soul captive) and drive him to despair, only for her to lead the captive souls in rebellion against Thresh and weaken his defenses long enough for Lucian to strike him down.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:General Du Couteau]]²One of the higher Noxian generals, the father of Katarina and Cassiopeia, Talon's master, and political rival to Swain. He disappeared without a trace and has not been seen or heard from in quite some time.²----²* KnifeNut: His skill with a blade is unmatched.²* PresentAbsence: His disappearance affects at least three League champions.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Professor Stanwick Pididly]]²The most prominent scholar in Zaun, Professor Pididly is responsible for a fair number of behind-the-scenes activities of questionable ethics.²----²* EvilCounterpart: Or at least a more chaotic counterpart, to Heimerdinger.²* GlorySeeker: Took credit for creating Blitzcrank despite having nothing to do with it.²* KarmaHoudini: He constantly plagiarized Viktor's researche, including the creation of Blitzcrank, driving Viktor into desperation and eventually be seen as a villain by the likes of Jayce and Ekko, yet no one ever blames him, essentially he made Viktor become his fall guy to be blamed for whatever he comes up with, and still steals Viktor's credits.²* MadScientist: Comes with living in Zaun.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Quilleta]]²Darius's childhood friend and former love interest introduced in the Blood of Noxus comic.²----²* AintTooProudToBeg: When the healers have to cut off her infected arm, she becomes hysterical and tries to resist.²* AnArmAndALeg: Loses an arm after being exposed to the remains of Singed's chemical attacks.²* HeelRealization: The invasion of Ionia and subsequent chemical attacks, as well as the death of her own son, cause her to form a rebellion against Noxus.²** HeelFaceDoorSlam: Ends up dying shortly after Darius arrives to shut down her rebellion.²* KilledOffForReal: At the end of ''Blood of Noxus'', she's betrayed by her second-in-command and [[{{Matricide}} implied daughter]] to save the city.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jarvan III]]²Father of Jarvan IV and reigning monarch of Demacia.²----²* TheGoodKing: As seen in his appearance in "What Once Sailed Free", J3 is an understanding and patient king. Even praising Xin when he easily stomps his elite guard.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Urf the Manatee]]²Urf was a manatee who chose to leave the peaceful lifestyle of his people behind to become a champion in the League. He greatly admired Jax for his strength in combat, and sought to become a weapon master of his own by mastering [[JokeItem a spatula and fish.]] Tragically, Urf was cut down in the prime of his life by Warwick, ending his fLeague career before it even began. Even in death, however, Urf can still be seen around the League; his skin is used by Warwick, and his ghost haunts Summoner's Rift during the Harrowing. He also appears in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6CRamuAkXc League of Legends Season 1 Bloopers]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoZ5TsN4gcA Lee Sin's Art Spotlight]].²----²* AprilFoolsDay: Urf is a regular feature during April Fools updates.²* EasterEgg: Urf's grave on the Harrowing map. As a bonus, Urf's ghost attacks Warwick with its spatula whenever the wolf comes by in his Urf The Manatee Skin, although it doesn't deal any damage.²* GhostlyGoals: Vengeance, according to the ingame tooltip for his ghost.²* JokeCharacter: Never made it into the game as a proper champion, though.²* MakingASplash: His proposed skillset had a lot of water themes to it.²* PosthumousCharacter: Since he died before he could be released, all Urf's subsequent appearances in other champion's skins count as this. His spirit lives on in the Spirit Guard Udyr skin, as he rises up into the air from Udyr's body when Udyr tells a /joke.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Poros]]²Small, white furry creatures that inhabit the Howling Abyss. Some of them hang around on the arches and are completely inaccessible, while some of them can be interacted with on the map.²----²* AllAnimalsAreDogs: The way they stick their tongues out and pant while idle, you can't help but think this.²* BadassAdorable: While they don't do any actual fighting, they can easily withstand the Nexus Turret, something even the toughest champions can't do for more than a few seconds. [[LordBritishPostulate They used to die instantly]] in a really really sad way, but then they [[TrainingMontage "went through an 80's action movie montage"]] and became the adorable little badasses we know and love to this day.²** Some skins (the more comical ones, natch) ''weaponize'' poros. Malzahar and Lulu team up with them in their Snowdown skins, while Poro Rider Sejuani replaces Bristle with a giant poro.²* BadassMustache: Get one from Braum if fed a Poro-Snax from him. [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration Correlates with the "Trials of the Poro" video]], and the stache even [[GoodBadBugs remains if the poro dies]].²* BreakoutCharacter: Originally added to the Howling Abyss because playtesters found the map too dark and serious, Poros have since been worked into multiple winter skins, featured in the "Trials of the Poro" video, gotten their own wards, been featured in multiple summoner icons, and had an entire Featured Game mode built around them with "Legend of the Poro King".²* ExplosiveBreeder: Feed a single poro enough and it will burst with a comical puff and leave a flock of little poros behind.²* FastballSpecial: The "Legend Of the Poro King" has the Poro Toss spell that lobs poros at enemies for [[ArmorPiercingAttack true damage that ignores spell shields and even wind walls]].²* LargeAndInCharge: The Poro King, which is larger than even most champions²* LordBritishPostulate: Prior to patch 3.8, Poros could be killed by chasing them into the spawn area, now it only knocks them away. The only way to "kill" a Poro now is to feed it enough that it explodes into smaller poros.²* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: They've pretty much solidified themselves as ''the'' Ridiculously Cute Critters of the game.²* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Poro Snax. Poros will normally run away from champions, but they'll chase after champions with Snax. When fed they'll run around giving off hearts and grow in size. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Minions]]²Minions are [[{{Mooks}} allied or enemy units]] that spawn automatically to charge into battle with the purpose of attacking enemy units in the lanes they are assigned. Lorewise, they're [[MadeOfMagic magical constructs]] created by the Nexuses to support the champions. ²----²* AttackAttackAttack: All four mook types simple deal damage in different ways.²* CannonFodder: Their entire purpose of the game is to draw fire away from turrets for you to take them down.²* TheCavalry: Minions will break from their pathing to help a champion being attacked by an enemy champion, often discouraging really low-on-health enemies from engaging with them around.²* CloseRangeCombatant: One of the two basic minions is a melee swordfighter.²* EliteMooks: The super minion.²* GiantMook: Again, the super minion.²* HelpfulMook: "Winions" is a slang term for minions who are destroying enemy turrets, Nexuses without the help of an allied champion or being able to sufficiently kill an enemy champion.²* HomingBoulders: The projectiles fired by caster minions.²* KillSteal: Getting the 'last hit' on enemy minions is a big part of earning gold. ²* MalevolentMaskedMen: The red minions are designed to look more evil than the blue minions, since they always represent the enemy.²* ThePawnsGoFirst: "Stay behind the minions" is a core concept in [=LoL=] strategy.²* ReplacementMooks: New waves of mooks will arrive to replace the earlier ones.²* WeHaveReserves: Hoo boy, do we.²* WhatMeasureIsAMook: They're non-sentient magical constructs. Don't feel bad about killing them. ²[[/folder]]²²!!Completely reworked Characters²This section is for those champions whom Riot deemed sub-par and decided to give a complete overhaul, be certain it was advertised as such before moving the champion's previous incarnation here.²²Criteria for moving a champion here include:²²* New lore which renders the previous one hundred percent invalid.[[note]] Be certain that what you're looking at is a {{retcon}} and not a {{revision}}; Trundle is a retcon}, Sejuani is a revision[[/note]]²* New gameplay mechanics²* New theme²* New voicelines, with or without a new voice actor/actress²[[folder:Aatrox, the Darkin Blade]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aatrox_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/4a/Aatrox_Select.ogg This battle will be my masterpiece.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Erik Ireland (English), Jorge García Insúa (European Spanish), Emilio Sabini (Mexican Spanish), Creator/IsshinChiba (Japanese)²²->''"I am not your enemy. I am THE enemy."''²²One of the ancient darkin, Aatrox was once a peerless swordmaster who reveled in the chaos of battle. Trapped within his own blade by the magic of his enemies, he waited for millenia until he found a suitable host to wield him - a mortal warrior, corrupted and transformed by the living weapon until Aatrox was reborn. Though tales of the darkin have now passed into legend, Aatrox remembers all too well the destruction of his race, and now intends to wreak vengeance until all lands in Runeterra are painted red with blood.²²Aatrox is a Diver champion capable of razing the earth and sustaining through long, chaotic fights, whose ruinous presence presents an ultimatum: flee, or die. His passive, ''Deathbringer Stance'', periodically causes his next auto-attack to gain bonus range and deal percent-max-health damage, also weakening any heals or shields they'll receive. His first ability, ''The Darkin Blade'', allows him to swing down the titular blade up to three times, each with a different area of effect. Those caught by the edge of his blade are also knocked up, with his third swing dealing significantly more damage. His second ability, ''Infernal Chains'', has him slam the ground and creating a wave that strikes the first enemy hit. Those hit become chained to the impact area, and if they don't escape in time, they'll be yanked back to receive even more damage. His third ability, ''Umbral Dash'', passively grants him bonus healing for all his damage dealt, and can be activated for a simple short-range dash that can store up to two charges. With his ultimate ability, ''World Ender'', Aatrox unleashes the full might of his true form, fearing nearby minions on activation, and gaining overall bonus damage and movement speed. He also gains a ''Blood Well'' that stores health over this ability's duration, and if he takes lethal damage, he revives himself with it while reverting back to normal.²²Aatrox's alternate skins include [[LightEmUp Justicar]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/c/c4/Aatrox_JusticarLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170308191820 Aatrox]], [[HumongousMecha Mecha]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/e/e6/Aatrox_MechaLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160516001854 Aatrox]], and [[FishPeople Sea Hunter]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/1/12/Aatrox_SeaHunterLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160523235950 Aatrox]].²----²* AntiVillain, AntiHero: Is a BlackKnight, BloodKnight, and a NobleDemon. Whether or not he's good or evil doesn't matter to him- all he cares about is that someone, somewhere is being murdered. He seems to lean much more towards Villain, though.²* ArtEvolution: Aatrox was originally slated for just a gameplay update in 2018 to fix his in-game kit, but at some point during development, [[https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2018/04/champion-roadmap-april-2018/ the devs felt his then-current design wasn't working to communicate his new power and weight]], leading them to go the full visual/gameplay update, with new visuals, voiceover, and artwork.²* AttackAttackAttack: He has a very aggressive kit, and is in many situations better off forcing a fight with his lane opponent than just trying to poke them. In addition, he can survive typically fatal situations thanks to his Blood Thirst and passive revive, meaning that you can live by fighting as opposed to fleeing.²* BadassArmy: Whenever he shows up in front of a losing army, he turns them into this.²* {{BFS}}: Held with one hand, to be exact. It gets even larger during his ult.²* BigDamnHeroes: Of a sort, depending on how you look at him. He regularly did this throughout history, entirely on his own. It always worked. Also, since Dark Flight can bypass some terrains, Aatrox can use this to do a BigDamnHeroes through another fight as long as he's located in another side blockaded with obstacle (like Dragon/Baron Nashor's lair)²* BloodKnight: His philosophy is all about fighting for fighting's sake. He instills this mentality in those he assists as well.²* BloodMagic: Two of Aatrox's normal skills and his passive rely on blood. Even the two skills that don't seem to have anything to do with blood still cost health to cast.²** Also mentioned by Varus that Runeterran blood magic originates from the Darkin.²* BackFromTheDead: Part of his passive, which stores a portion of the health spent on his other abilities and revives him with the total stored amount, plus a bonus, when his HP hits zero.²* BeenThereShapedHistory: On Valoran. He appears in countless folk tales, as well as in the iconography of some of the continent's leading city-states. His teaser was a collection of artifacts Ezreal had curated, from nearly every country and time period, depicting him or his sword.²* CastFromHitPoints: Along the lines of Mordekaiser, Aatrox uses his own health to cast his abilities instead of mana, empowering a second defensive resource.²* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In his Mecha Aatrox skin, his sword changes color depending on if Blood Thirst/Blood Price is active. Green for Healing (Blood Thirst) and Orange for Damage (Blood Price).²* CombatAestheticist: Of a sort. Some of his quotes seem to imply he sees war and combat as a form of art. Just look at his selection quote above.²* CoolSword: It seems composed of bat-like segments that can extend and retract, and the entire thing glows a bloody red. Even more so when using his ultimate.²** It is also turned into a HardLight[=/=]HotBlade in his Mecha skin.²* CulturedWarrior: ''[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/0/02/Aatrox.attack10.ogg He quotes Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.]]''²* DareToBeBadass: Bids the dying army to keep fighting until the end. His taunts in-game are this to the enemy team.²* DarkIsEvil[=/=]DarkIsNotEvil: He appears to the losing side and grants them the strength to win, almost like an angel of victory... but the bloodlust he inspires drives them to commit genocide and other atrocities afterward. The first part is the reason he seems to have such favor with nearly every culture in Valoran. The second part is why Noxus (ironically the most naturally warlike city-state in Runeterra) seems to view him less favorably, having been on the losing side on at least one occasion.²** LightIsNotGood: His Justicar skin. However, this is [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]] since according to WordOfGod, Justicar Aatrox is meant to resemble the depictions of him by the people he saved.²* {{Determinator}}: Gameplay-wise, his passive and his life-restoring Blood Thirst lets him keep fighting through situations that would have long since forced other champions to turn and run - and possibly win. On a similar note, he was the one who first pushed Tryndamere into a state of such fury that he ''would not'' die. Aatrox is proud of this achievement and calls Trynd his "greatest creation."²* DissonantSerenity: ''Nothing'' gets through Aatrox's utterly calm demeanor. He has ''no'' shouting lines at all.²* DraconicHumanoid: Leathery wings, claws, spines, hints of scale...²* EmotionBomb: Appears to invoke one of the [[UnstoppableRage anger]] variety in the soldiers to whom he lends aid, turning them into fearless killing machines.²* EvilCounterpart: For a given value of evil, granted (see AntiVillain above), but to Tryndamere. Both are {{Blood Knight}}s, but Trynd still seems to have some sense of honor and justice, while Aatrox just believes in war for war's sake... [[TheCorrupter and would like Trynd to see it that way too.]] In a subtler way, he could also be seen as one to Bard. Both are enigmatic supernatural figures who weave their way in and out of history to influence it, but whereas as Bard is concerned with cosmic balance, Aatrox is concerned with spreading as much war as possible. There are other contrasts: Bard's agenda is very disconnected with humanity, while Aatrox's appeals to very visceral human instincts; and while Aatrox is noted as being an inspiring and charismatic figure, to the extent of being a WarriorPoet, Bard is the second champion in the game not to communicate in human speech at all.²* {{Expy}}: Of [[TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy Khorne]]. Both like fighting for its own sake and are associated with bloodshed.²* FanOfUnderdog: He always fights with the losing side, turning a lost cause into a total victory. ²* FriendlessBackground: Until the release of Tahm Kench, he was the ''only'' character in the League to have ''no friends at all''. Only a rival, in Tryndamere.²* GameplayAndStorySegregation: His lore makes him out as a warlord who appears out of nowhere and induces a frenzied bloodlust in the losing side, who then proceeds to win against all odds, while his kit is that of a generic bruiser/jungler. It has been stated by the developers that Aatrox players should see themselves as that warlord to inspire the rest of their team.²* GroundShatteringLanding: Anyone standing exactly where he crash-lands with Dark Flight will be sent flying.²* HumongousMecha: His Mecha Aatrox skin shows it being built with Super Galaxy Rumble in the foreground, and it is suitably large.²* ICanStillFight: Even after his Blood Well has been used, Aatrox is very resilient in a straight-up fight because his Blood Thirst healing is significantly increased when he reaches less than 50% health. As such, confident Aatrox players may choose to duke it out in a situation where anyone else would be running for their lives.²* LastOfHisKind: Played with. He's one of the last five, anyway.²* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Aatrox is the third "melee ADC" after Fiora and Master Yi, but his kit, which is heavily reliant on auto attacks and high sustain, makes him fundamentally different from them. He can't blitz turrets as quickly as either, but his early game sustain makes him harder to keep down during the laning phase. Fiora and Yi have a stronger chase, burst, and dueling potential in the late game, but Aatrox's kit is almost completely AoE and, again, revolves around sustain, meaning he can be built tanky and have much more presence in a teamfight than Yi or Fiora.²* LightningBruiser: With sky-high life gain and great attack speed buffs coupled with a decent amount of natural bulk, don't expect to easily stop him once he's got a few items under his belt.²* LivingLegend: Literally. He has been a symbol of heroics in battle for centuries.²* LivingWeapon: Aatrox is the weapon, not the being wielding it. Who was likely corrupted as Rhaast does to Kayn.²* MagnumOpus: He refers to Tryndamere as "his greatest creation", since much of Tryndamere's constant fury is a result of Aatrox's machinations.²* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: It comes from "atrocity".²* NinetiesAntiHero: If he even IS a hero, he's one of the most deliberate examples in the game. All he lacks are pouches and a gun.²* PowerFloats: A side effect of his ultimate.²* PrettyBoy: He's ''remarkably'' feminine for such a demonic being, with a slender build and a smooth face. WordOfGod states they intentionally made him androgynous to emphasize his skill and grace in combat.²* RousingSpeech: Seems to be a fan of this kind of rhetoric, given how his taunts are more darkly inspiring than insulting.²--> ''[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/2/21/Aatrox.taunt03.ogg "Even those who have nothing can give their lives."]]''²* TheCorrupter: To Tryndamere, to whom he refers as his "greatest creation". And to whoever his host body really is - "Aatrox"'s true identity was lost to the blade before recorded history.²* TheCorruption[=/=]JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: It's been hinted that his Justicar skin, as well as how the people whose side he takes see him, may be close to how Aatrox himself really used to be before his LivingWeapon corrupted him.²* TheSouthPaw: Seen carrying the blade in his left hand.²* TimeAbyss: Some of the artifacts depicting him are from civilizations so old as to be undocumented.²--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/55/Aatrox.move08.ogg "I am as timeless as war."]]''²* TranquilFury: His voice is really level despite talking constantly much about combat, killing, and war, and encouraging participation in said combat, killing, and war. Not even the lines he has when using his ultimate are any louder.²* TurnsRed: Literally when activating Massacre in his Mecha Skin.²* UnstoppableRage: Instills this in the armies he aids. ²* WarIsGlorious: Pretty much sums up his character. Aatrox loves fighting for fighting's sake, and considers war, battle and bloodshed his artistic masterpieces.²* WarIsHell: What the soldiers he "inspires" realize once his influence over them washes away, coupled with a good dose of MyGodWhatHaveIDone.²* WarriorPoet: He enjoys battle as art and philosophy, and he's very poetic about it.²* WickedCultured: See CulturedWarrior.²* WingedHumanoid: [[GoodWingsEvilWings With a pair of glowing, demonic wings,]] which notably resemble a pair of tattered war banners.²* WhyWontYouDie: To properly kill him, one must deplete his health bar ''and'' the life restored to him from Blood Well after he "dies" the first time.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Akali, the Fist of Shadow]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/akali_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/e/ec/Akali_Select.ogg As balance dictates.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by''': Creator/LauraBailey (English), Inés Blázquez (European Spanish), Norma Echevarría (Mexican Spanish), Creator/RyokoShiraishi (Japanese)²²->''"The Fist of Shadow strikes from the cover of death itself. Do not impede the balance."''²²A prodigy in the fighting arts and a member of the ancient Ionian martial order known as the Kinkou, Akali is part of a triumvirate of warriors that uphold the order's causes in the world. She inherited the position of Fist of Shadow from her mother, who began training her as soon as she could make a fist, and with it the sacred duty of Pruning the Tree - eliminating those who threaten the balance. Though her role may seem morally questionable to some, Akali judiciously follows her mother's discipline to mantain harmony across Ionia.²²Akali is an Assassin champion who specializes in using her mobility to relentlessly chase her targets, eliminating one after another with her sizeable burst damage. Like the other ninja champions, she uses a fixed Energy meter as a resource instead of mana. Her passive, ''Twin Disciplines'', empowers Akali's next two basic attacks every few seconds. ''Discipline of Might'' causes the first attack to heal Akali, while ''Discipline of Force'' causes the subsequent attack to deal bonus damage. With her first ability, ''Mark of the Assassin'', Akali throws one of her kama at an enemy, damaging and marking them for a short duration. Akali's next basic attack against a marked target consumes the mark to deal bonus damage and restore Energy. Her second ability, ''Twilight Shroud'', teleports Akali to a target location and creates a smoke cloud there for a few seconds, slowing enemies inside while making Akali invisible and granting her a large movement speed bonus when inside the smoke. With her third ability, ''Crescent Slash'', Akali flourishes her kamas, damaging nearby enemies. If the ability kills a unit, its cooldown is greatly reduced. Her ultimate ability, ''Shadow Dance'', passively stores charges over time, as well as whenever Akali kills or helps kill an enemy champion, up to a maximum of three. When activated, Akali consumes one charge to dash towards an enemy with a flying kick, damaging them.²²Akali's alternate skins include [[Film/KillBill Stinger]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/9/91/Akali_StingerLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160407191529 Akali]], [[RedIsViolent Crimson]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/1/1d/Akali_CrimsonLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170908193930 Akali]], [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball All-Star]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/8/8f/Akali_All-StarLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160516002116 Akali]], [[HelloNurse Nurse]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/3/3e/Akali_NurseLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160516002232 Akali]], [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Silverfang]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/2/20/Akali_SilverfangLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160325210750 Akali]], [[{{Lunacy}} Blood Moon]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/c/c1/Akali_BloodMoonLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160516002153 Akali]], [[Film/{{Predator}} Headhunter]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/3/35/Akali_HeadhunterLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160523232225 Akali]], and [[SupremeChef Sashimi]] [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/a/af/Akali_SashimiLoading.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160831203214 Akali]].²----²* AchillesHeel: Anything that can reveal invisible units makes her very vulnerable when using Twilight Shroud to maneuver or escape. Any team can accomplish this with the Sweeper Trinket or Vision Wards to limited degrees though she's really out of luck if enemy champions have anti-stealth abilities like Lee Sin, Rengar, or Twisted Fate.²* ActionGirl: A deadly ninja warrior, skilled in stealth and assassination.²* AncientTradition: Acts as the Fist of Shadow in the Kinkou order.²* BreakingTheFourthWall[=/=]MediumAwareness:²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/e2/Akali.joke.ogg So many noobs. Will matchmaking ever find true balance?]]''²* ConservationOfNinjutsu: An inherent rule built into the game. Ninja champions have one less point of health (out of, at minimum, a few hundred) per other ninja in the match.²* CoolMask: Featured in her Blood Moon Akali skin. But rather than wearing it over her face, she keeps it pushed onto the top of her head.²* CrutchCharacter: Strangely, she manages to be both at once. Akali ''shines'' during the middle portion of the game, where she can roam the map and help her allies pick up easy kills on small groups of enemies. Once the last stage of the game, which usually involves entire teams attacking together, she has a harder time making her presence known until her allies manage to disorganize enemy champions. That said, she can help her allies snowball during the mid game and gain a huge advantage before the last phase can begin, allowing them to dominate it.²* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: Crescent Slash has her spin both of her kama.²* TheFaceless: Ultimately averted, as two skins have been released which show her face.²* {{Fanservice}}: [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/dc/Akali_concept.jpg This]] is concept art released as a preview. [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100506204211/leagueoflegends/images/f/f7/Akali_OriginalSkin.jpg This]] is her final design after fan criticism.²* FragileSpeedster: Akali might be fragile, but good luck ''catching'' her before she kills you, between her uses of Shadow Dance to quickly rush from target to target and Shroud of Twilight to get out of a bad situation.²* GlassCannon: A fed Akali will shred through your squishy teammates faster than you can blink... and falls just as easily if she gets focused (though her smokebomb shroud can get her out of a sticky situation). Rarely the case nowadays as she does quite well with 2-3 damage items, building full tank afterwards. Akali top building full tank also appears to be a viable way to play her. The lifesteal from her passive also makes her quite tough to kill. Furthermore, most people who take her to three top lane use defensive masteries and the grasp of the undying keystone, which causes the champion using it to leech a percentage of its health off an enemy champion. The more HP she has with her tank items, the more she leeches, increasing hey impressive sustain even further.²* GameplayAndStorySegregation: People have complained that the Kinkou don't play the way {{ninja}} would be expected to. While this is not untrue (see the next entry down), other champions (Shaco and Evelynn) got to that playstyle first.²* GratuitousNinja: She's a ''flippin' ninja!''²* HighlyVisibleNinja: She does get a smoke bomb to conceal herself and slow all enemies in it, but other than that her stealth abilities are limited to hiding in the tall grass scattered around the maps, which ''all'' champions can do. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_versus_Ninjas Including the pirate]].²* HybridPower: Scales well with both AD and AP, making hybrid items like Hextech Gunblade very useful on her. This is further emphasized by her Twin Disciplines passive, which lets her AP boost her attacks as bonus magic damage and her AD benefit her abilities by giving spell vamp.²* KillSteal: As an assassin, of course she throws a lot of stuff out at once and bursts enemies down so naturally assassins will run in and KillSteal. Akali however seems ''programmed'' to receive kills no matter what. It's been said that she can just sit back and dance during a team fight and receive a pentakill.²* MagikarpPower: Weak before she hits level 6 but once she is, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Do.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Not.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Feed.]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Her.]] Teams that do and let her snowball out of control learn the hard way. And by that we mean they'll suddenly be seeing their champions drop like flies as she targets them, leaps from nowhere, kills them within two seconds, and ducks back under cover as if nothing had happened.²* MsFanservice: Not as blatant as the likes of Miss Fortune, but memetically considered one of the most desirable characters in the game by the fanbase.²* NaughtyNurseOutfit: One of her skins.²* {{Ninja}}: A ''flippin''' one!²* OneManArmy: Once she's got her core items, there's not much you can do to stop a good Akali.²* PassingTheTorch: She inherited the "Fist of Shadow" title from her mother.²* PowerTrio: With Kennen and Shen.²* RapunzelHair: She has an exceptionally long ponytail.²* {{Sideboob}}: This featured prominently in her old splash art. Her new artwork nearly removes it.²* SinisterScythe: Wields [[DualWielding twin]] kama (scythes) in battle.²* SmokeOut: Her Twilight Shroud uses a smokebomb- though enemies' vision is mostly unobstructed, they just can't see ''her''.²* TheSpock: Her role as the Fist of Shadow has her "...do that which must be done." in her role to preserve balance. It's said what she's done wouldn't necessarily be considered morally acceptable. She's also on the trio who advocates that Zed crossed the MoralEventHorizon and needs to die, period, which is more to say than [[TheKirk Shen]] (who has been wronged by Zed the most, but considers about looking for another way if possible), and [[TheMcCoy Kennen]] (who even considers him still worthy of forgiveness)²* TheStoic: She's emotionless about her killings, accepting it as what needs to be done.²* TeleportSpam: Once she has some levels under her belt, she'll likely use Mark of the Assassin into Shadow Dance over and over in fairly rapid succession in fights as she dashes from target to target or keeps pursuing the same one.²* ZettaiRyouiki: [[http://www.giantbomb.com/akali-the-fist-of-shadow/94-15916/skins/52-473581/akali_nurse/51-1673673/ Her Nurse skin.]] Grade A.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Evelynn, the Widowmaker]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/evelynn_original.jpg]] ²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b0/Evelynn_Select.ogg The night is my veil. Heh ha ha ha ha ha!]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Unknown (English), María Blanco (European Spanish), Rebeca Patiño (Mexican Spanish), Creator/MieSonozaki (Japanese)²²->''"The night is my veil."''²²Swift and lethal, Evelynn is one of the most deadly - and expensive - assassins in all of Runeterra. Able to merge with shadows at will, she patiently stalks her prey, waiting for the right moment to strike. While Evelynn is clearly not entirely human, and her heritage remains unclear, it is believed that she hails from the Shadow Isles – though her link with that tortured realm remains shrouded in mystery.²²Evelynn is an Assassin champion who uses stealth to move around the map and stalk enemies from the shadows, surprising them by appearing out of nowhere. Her passive, ''Shadow Walk'', causes Evelynn to become camouflaged after being out of combat for a few seconds. While camouflaged, Evelynn is invisible to all enemies until she attacks or moves too close to an enemy champion or turret, and rapidly regenerates her missing mana. With her first ability, ''Hate Spike'', Evelynn sends out a wave of spikes that automatically target the last enemy she has attacked, damaging all enemies they pass through. This ability has an extremely short cooldown, allowing it to be repeatedly used over time. Her second ability, ''Dark Frenzy'', removes all slowing effects from Evelynn and grants her a movement speed bonus. The cooldown of this ability is reduced everytime she damages an enemy champion with an ability, and resets entirely if she kills or helps kill an enemy champion. With her third ability, ''Ravage'', Evelynn slashes a nearby enemy twice with her talons, damaging them with each strike and gaining an attack speed bonus. Her ultimate ability, ''Agony's Embrace'', impales all enemies in a target location with spikes, damaging them by a percentage of their current health and slowing them. For each enemy champion hit, Evelynn gains a damage-absorbing shield.²²Evelynn's alternate skins include Shadow Evelynn, [[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade Masquerade Evelynn]], [[MatingDance Tango Evelynn]], and [[ClassyCatBurglar Safecracker Evelynn]].²----²²* AchillesHeel: TrueSight is a hard counter to her perma-cloak, making Vision Wards and Oracles Elixir effective deterrents against her sneaking up on anyone. This was lessened by game-wide changes to vision which let her have a fighting chance against TrueSight.²** You do not have access True Sight enough to expect to track Evelynn. Reworked Frost Queen's Claim might help, but putting pinks in her jungle is just feeding her free gold. A safer way to track her is to ward jungle camps with regular, green wards, as she reveals herself whenever she uses abilities or attacks. In general, she was purposefully made severely underpowered, so her ganks might be more surprising, but have less impact on the ongoing lane fight.²* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Unlike most normally humanoid champions, Evelynn is bright blue by default, with only Shadow Evelynn changing her to a normal skin tone. Why is unexplained, although it's suggested that the Shadow Isles may have something to do with it.²* AnimeHair: It's bright pink and sticks up, looking rather like a tongue of flame.²* AntiFrustrationFeatures: When her stealth was re-worked, she also gained indicators that warn her if she's close to "visible" range of an enemy champion/tower (yellow exclamation point) and one to alert her when she's entered "visible" range (red exclamation point). This addressed concerns that testers had about players not knowing if their cover was blown yet or not since it's not specified how far towers or champions can see her from.²* AxCrazy: Will tear a man to tiny shreds and enjoy every second of it.²* {{Backstab}}: Previously her Ravage skill only shredded enemy armour and magic resist if she hit from behind. It was removed because it was considered unnecessarily limiting.²* BeastAndBeauty: An inverted example; In the old lore, Evelynn is exes with Twisted Fate. Yes, she's shockingly beautiful, but she's also [[AxCrazy capable of ripping a man into tiny shreds with her talons and enjoying every second of it]]. When she broke up with him, he didn't take it very well. [[DrowningMySorrows Drunkenly so]].²** BoyMeetsGhoul: By extension of the above, given that there's an assumption that Evelynn is a {{Dhampyr}}, or at least somewhat [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampiric]].²* BloodyMurder: While not explicitly stated, her graphical animations for Hate Spike and Agony's Embrace appear to be spikes of blood erupting from the ground. In the first year of the game, Hate Spike was [[ShockAndAwe pink lightning.]]²* CombatStilettos: Hilariously lampshaded in one of her quotes.²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/2a/Evelynn.move7.ogg It takes a lot of effort to move like this in heels.]]''²* CrutchCharacter: She was infamous for being able to absolutely devastate newer players due to them not knowing how to counter stealth, but useless once players knew better. Nerfs to said counters have made her a somewhat greater threat to players on the more experienced end of the spectrum again.²** She's this in individual matches as well. Her permanent stealth gives her ''amazing'' ganking potential, but once the laning phase ends she's a glorified minion if she isn't fed.²* DarkActionGirl: Very much fits the design of one.²* {{Dhampyr}}: One possible explanation for her origin and her appearance.²* {{Dominatrix}}: She invokes this a bit, her shadow skin particularly.²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/41/Evelynn.taunt.ogg Mmmmm, I like it when they scream!]]''²* EvilFeelsGood: She ''loves'' being cruel.²* EvilIsSexy: One of the most blatantly sexualized champions, and also an AxCrazy assassin.²* {{Expy}}: At least originally - in appearance and many of her abilities (permanent invisibility and an attack that was more effective when attacking from behind), she was obviously based on Riki from Dota.²* FemmeFatalons: Uses them to slash her targets.²* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Hate Spike, and Agony's Embrace do this.²* InNameOnly: The first remake Riot eventually produced for Evelynn changed almost EVERYTHING about her, being by far the most drastic overhaul any champion in the game had received up to that point (although full champion "relaunches" have followed since, which Evelynn herself has now gotten if one could not tell). Her passive was replaced by her W, which was changed to function totally differently, she was given an all-new W and ultimate and her Q and E skill were drastically reworked. She's effectively an all-new champion, with totally new mechanics and play style and almost nothing in common with the original Evelynn.²* {{Invisibility}}: The only champion with a permanent stealth ability, even if it has its limitations.²* KickChick: Previously, although changed when her animations were redone so she attacks with her FemmeFatalons as well.²* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: See Dominatrix.²* MatingDance: Evelynn and her ex-boyfriend Twisted Fate made quite a splash at the Royal Masquerade Ball (inspiring their Tango skins). They're both guest instructors at the Crown Dance Academy in Demacia.²* MultipleChoicePast: She intentionally propagates different theories about herself to keep her past (and motives) a mystery.²* NotTheIntendedUse: Evelynn's had a long history of surprisingly viable builds that defy the style her multiple past kits were designed around, mostly due to her gameplay theme relying on stealth, which is notoriously hard to balance. Despite being marked as a mage-assassin, she's also seen an equal amount of success as a tank-mage hybrid, depending on the meta and what currently favors her.²* ThePowerOfHate: Hate Spike, and maybe all of her moves. Come to think of it, what exactly ARE those spikes made of?²* SpamAttack: Her Hate Spike has an extremely low cost and cooldown, and has very high damage potential when continuously spammed.²* SpikesOfVillainy: Her boot straps are covered in small spikes, as well as her collar. Though how villainous she is is hard to say.²* StealthExpert: Her re-worked {{Invisibility}} made her into a true example of this by letting her sneak around invisible ''but'' having her be revealed if she gets close enough and begins her assault on an enemy. This meant that Evelyn-players now played a [[VideoGame/MetalGear Solid Snake-like]] game of lurking in the shadows and not being detected (complete with the "your cover is blown!" red exclamation point) until it was time to strike, as opposed to being invisible ''all'' the time and only killable if the enemy had TrueSight.²* {{Stripperiffic}}: It's one of the reasons her complete revamp made her into a [[HornyDevils succubus]] instead of an assassin- that metal bikini she seems to be wearing isn't a very practical clothing choice for a hitwoman. ²* TookALevelInBadass: She was indirectly buffed greatly at the start of Season 4 by the changes to TrueSight. Between Oracles Elixir being removed, players being limited to one Vision Ward per person, ''and'' Vision Wards being vulnerable to being destroyed, Evelyn became significantly greater as a threat and is being taken seriously once again (though she still has to watch out for the Sweeper Trinket revealing her).²* TrickedOutShoes: The heels on her... stilettos... are very literal. She uses them extensively in her attack animations.²* TheVamp: Both [[{{Dhampyr}} literally]] as well as metaphorically -- she's not only MsFanservice, she's also dangerously sultry.²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/bf/Evelynn.joke.ogg "I may be bad, but I feel good..."]]''²* ViolationOfCommonSense: Her ultimate deals damage based on a percentage of her enemies' ''current'' health and hits everyone within the area. To maximize this she would have to initiate on a number of full health enemies, which is a '''bad''' idea for assassins, or else let her damage output suffer. At least the shield she gets with it helps.²** Oddly enough some Eve players built like tanks, which with her shield made her initiation very nasty. She sprang out, got everyone to focus her, then refused to die.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Galio, the Sentinel's Sorrow]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/galio_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/75/Galio_Select.ogg A guardian is always prepared.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DavidLodge (English), Creator/JuanCarlosLozano (European Spanish), Shunsuke Sakuya (Japanese)²²->''"There is no such thing as redemption. Only penance."''²²Galio is a golem in the shape of a gargoyle crafted by the artificer Durand to guard him while he made other magical golems to protect the border villages of Demacia from Noxus. Galio failed to fulfill his duty; Durand was assassinated by Noxians, causing Galio to fall into deep depression. It wasn't until years later, when he saw Poppy stoically delivering her cargo of a Demacian helm to complete her father's final task, that he was inspired to fight for the city-state his master loved.²²Galio is a Warden champion adept at protecting allies and disabling enemies while he absorbs and deals magical damage. His passive, ''Runic Skin'', transforms a percentage of his magic resistance into ability power, allowing Galio's spells to deal more damage as he becomes more resilient to enemy spells. With his first ability, ''Resolute Smite'', Galio releases a concussive blast of energy from his eyes, damaging and slowing enemies in a nearby area. His second ability, ''Bulwark'', protects himself or an ally with a shield that increases their armor and magic resistance, and also heals Galio when the shielded target takes damage. With his third ability, ''Righteous Gust'', Galio flaps his wings, releasing a typhoon that flies forward, damaging all enemies in its path and leaving behind for a brief duration a draft of wind that increases the movement speed of allies that enter it. His ultimate ability, ''Idol of Durand'', transforms Galio into an immobile statue that channels for a few seconds, taunting nearby foes and forcing them to attack him at reduced damage. At the end of the channel Galio bursts out of his rocky shell, damaging all nearby enemies depending on how many times he was hit during the channel.²²Galio's alternate skins include Enchanted Galio, [[{{Magitek}} Hextech Galio]], [[TheSquad Commando Galio]], [[BigRedDevil Gatekeeper Galio]], and [[BadassInANiceSuit Debonair Galio]].²----²* AchillesHeel: His passive that allows him to build lots of magic resistance and a reasonable amount of damage in return makes him strong against teams that are incredibly AP heavy. Against an AD heavy team, however, building magic resistance wouldn't do much and autoattacks and AD scaling skills that deal physical damage will shred him like paper.²* TheAtoner: He'll never forgive himself for his master's death but he's still trying to make up for it.²* BigRedDevil: Gatekeeper Galio.²* BlowYouAway: And afterwards he and his allies can surf the jetstream it leaves behind to gain a speed boost.²* CoolShades: Like all members of the Demacian Commando unit, Commando Galio has a pair.²* EnergyAbsorption: Bulwark boosts an ally's defense and heals Galio each time said ally is hit with an attack. With enough defenses and AP under his belt, turret shots will start '''''healing''''' him with Bulwark on.²* EvilCostumeSwitch: Gatekeeper Galio turns him into a BigRedDevil with darker lines and voice in addition to more ghostly FauxFlame effects.²* ExactWords: Bulwark will heal a targeted ally (including himself) ''every time'' they take damage for a few seconds. Because of how damage-over-time spells work, this means that each tick (which is either every second or every half-second) of damage will also trigger the heal, making Galio a strong counter to [=DoT=] reliant mages like Cassiopeia or Malzahar.²* EyeBeams: One of his abilities, Resonating Smite, is depicted by its icon to be this. - although it looks more like a circular blast in game.²* {{Foil}}: Riot intends for him to be a new foil and rival to the newly reworked Sion. They saw potential in a rivalry between them - Galio is an unwavering, eternal guardian, while Sion is an unstoppable, relentless juggernaut. They also saw irony in how Galio is a golem given sentience and a sense of humanity, and Sion is a former human who lost his humanity and has become little more than a war machine.²* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: His "everlasting shame" is that he failed to protect his charge Durand. In game, Galio is a tank, a class meant to protect the [[GlassCannon damage dealers]] - and his greatest drawback is that he has no way to draw attention to himself and away from said damage dealers. Except for his ultimate, which [[SelfInflictedHell mind controls nearby enemies to force them to attack him]] and then blows them up. Unfortunately it has one of the longest cooldowns of any champion ability in the game, and if it is down during the big teamfight, you will have to sit there and watch helplessly as the enemy runs past you and plows through your carries... and you will lose the game and it will be ''all your fault''. It becomes FridgeBrilliance if you realize his ultimate is named "Idol of Durand." It's highly possible Galio learned the ability after Durand died so he wouldn't fail at protecting anyone again, and named it after the master he failed to save.²* HeroicBSOD: Had one for ''years'' after Durand died. Poppy helped him get better.²* IShallTauntYou: His ultimate, which is one of the best [=AoE=] taunts in the game.²* LastOfHisKind: Not only is his creator, the great artificer Durand, dead (an in-universe example of AuthorExistenceFailure) but sanctions now exist to prevent golems from being instilled with the amount of intelligence he has. He really is on his own.²* MageKiller: Naturally turns magic resistance into ability power, has an ability to temporarily raise himself or an ally's armor and magic resistance for a massive amount for a few seconds. Properly timed, it can largely invalidate the burst damage that makes up mages' value.²* MightyGlacier: One of few tanks in the game that actually hurts more as he makes himself tougher to kill. The "glacier" part is apparent when attempting to position optimally for Idol of Durand (i.e. in the middle of the enemy team) when the closest thing he has to a gap-closer aside from Flash is a speed boost.²* MyGreatestFailure: His inability to protect Durand.²* TheNeedless: Sentient golems don't need food or sleep- this became a problem when Noxus got sick of having to deal with 24/7 guards everywhere in Demacia and decided to [[DeathByOriginStory do something about his creator]]...²* NotTheIntendedUse: He was originally conceived as a tank support, with 3 of abilities being ostensibly to aid his teammates. He's more commonly used as a mid lane mage at the moment, with players exploiting his passive to build so much magic resistance that enemy mages will want to tear their hair out while still dealing respectable amounts of damage in turn.²* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's mentioned that he was designed to look like a large simpleton to hide his mental acuity.²* OurGargoylesRock: Averted, he's a golem made in the image of a gargoyle but was given sentience.²* RedEyesTakeWarning: He serves the well-meaning [[GoodIsNotNice (but very lawful)]] Demacia after his master of the city-state was killed, so the trope's impressions of evil is pretty much [[AvertedTrope averted]].²* SelfInflictedHell: His ultimate has him voluntarily turn into stone, force everyone to attack him instead of his teammates, then unleash a lot of damage as payback when he breaks out. Fittingly, he probably does it to protect his team the way he would have protected Durand if he could.²* SituationalSword: Highly effective against AP-heavy teams (and especially champions that rely on damage-over-time spells like Cassiopeia or Malzahar), much less effective against AD-heavy teams.²* TheStoic: The only time his voice isn't calm and serious is his roar at the end of this ult (perfectly understandable). Played for laughs when one year's April Fools Day patch claimed that he would now shout "[[BattleCry DEMACIA]]!" instead.²* TooAwesomeToUse: His ultimate is one of the best abilities in the game, capable of locking down an entire enemy team and heavily damaging them. It also has the longest cooldown in the game, so long that it will probably not be up by the next teamfight... which may well be game deciding and you may well lose because you cannot ult yet.²* TopHeavyGuy: Galio has a huge torso and a buff set of arms...and tiny little legs that couldn't ever hold all that up. Thankfully, he seems to fly everywhere he goes.²* WarriorTherapist: His wisdom apparently has a calming effect on the rage of half-dragon and fellow Demacian warrior Shyvana.²* WeaksauceWeakness: His ultimate is a channelled ability and can therefore be interrupted by any stun or silence effect. Enemies spellbound by it cannot use abilities, but there are a few champions (Xin Zhao, Leona, Udyr) that can activate a stun that will go off on their next auto attack. If there is one on the other team, you will likely stun yourself every time you use your ultimate and you be rendered almost completely useless.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Irelia, the Will of the Blades]]²[[quoteright:307:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/irelia_originalloading_9.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:307:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/3/38/Irelia_Select.ogg My blade is at your service!]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Celia de Diego (European Spanish), Unknown (Mexican Spanish), Creator/SayakaOhara (Japanese)²²->''"The sword flourishes, as though painting with blood."''²-->-- Taken from a Noxian Field Report²²The Ionians have developed some of the most breathtaking and deadly martial arts in all of Runeterra -- just one manifestation of their pursuit of enlightenment. The most remarkable blade style to emerge, however, was the unusual byproduct of foreign intervention.²²Master Lito was a swordsman whose teachings were sought by ruling classes from nearly every city-state. His art was a highly-guarded secret, but it was said that swords would breathe in his grasp. He withered unexpectedly from a mysterious disease which baffled the brightest of Runeterran physicians. When he died, he left behind Zelos and Irelia, his son and daughter, and a truly unique weapon. Zelos became a sergeant in the Ionian military and left to seek assistance from Demacia immediately prior to Noxus' invasion of Ionia. Irelia, charged with the protection of their home until Zelos returned, was alone when the Noxian forces struck.²²The Ionians fought admirably, but soon Ionian blood stained the land beneath the prints of foreign boots. At the Great Stand of the Placidium, Ionians prepared for surrender, but were inspired to maintain their resistance when the young Irelia lifted her father's enormous blade and pledged to hold until her brother returned. In the chaos of the ensuing fight, Irelia was cursed with dark Noxian Necromancy.²²As her life ebbed, Soraka, the Starchild, made a final attempt to anchor her fading soul. Unwilling to relinquish her home, Irelia rose at the brink of death, and her father's weapon lifted into the air alongside her. Irelia rushed back to the fore, unfazed by the blade's sudden animation. The weapon danced around her effortlessly, cutting down Noxians as they gaped in horror. The decimated invaders were forced to retreat from the Placidium, and Irelia was appointed Ionia's Captain of the Guard for her brave defense of her homeland.²²Irelia is a Diver champion who combines innate survivability and resilience with strong single target sustained damage. Her passive, ''Ionian Fervor'', reduces the duration of crowd control effects on Irelia depending on how outnumbered she is: if there are more enemy champions that allied champions nearby she gets a great reduction, if the number is even she gets a small reduction, and if she and her allies outnumber nearby enemies she gets no reduction. With her first ability, ''Bladesurge'', Irelia dashes to a nearby enemy, damaging them. If the ability kills its target, the cooldown is instantly refreshed and she regains half the mana cost. Her second ability, ''Hiten Style'', passively makes all basic attacks heal Irelia for a small amount of health, and can be activated to double the healing and make all basic attacks deal bonus true damage for a few seconds. With her third ability, ''Equilibrium Strike'', Irelia stabs a nearby enemy with her blades, damaging and slowing them. If the target's health percentage is higher than Irelia's, they are stunned instead of slowed. Her ultimate ability, ''Transcendent Blades'', summons four floating blades that Irelia can individually fire to pierce all enemies in a target direction, damaging them and healing her for a percentage of the damage dealt.²²Irelia's alternate skins include [[{{Ninja}} Nightblade Irelia]], [[AdventurerOutfit Aviator Irelia]], Infiltrator Irelia, [[AnIcePerson Frostblade Irelia]], and Order of the Lotus Irelia.²----²²* ActionGirl: Charges into the fray and starts hacking away, with dashes, slows and bladethrows galore.²* BackFromTheDead: Kinda, in the sense that her life ebbed away, but not completely, thanks to Soraka anchoring her soul to Runeterra.²* {{BFS}}: A LogicalExtreme to being able to wield it effortlessly -- [[MindOverMatter she doesn't even hold it]]! Somewhat of a subversion as it's actually [[BifurcatedWeapon four]] [[DoubleWeapon smaller]] [[DualWielding swords]] in one.²* BringMyRedJacket: Her clothing's copious use of red kinda brings this trope up since she practically ''died'' in her background, along with her death animation being rather violent and explicit compared to other champions.²* CameBackStrong: Brought back from the brink of death with telekinetic powers.²* TheCaptain: Well, InNameOnly, as her character doesn't really have any other use of the trope.²* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Unlike other melee assassins whose gap closer / Crowd Control is "E", her charge is her "Q" and her crowd control and damage is her "E".²* DeadpanSnarker: While ingame her personality is very no-nonsense, in her League Judgement, she has her moments.²--> '''Zelos:''' ''"Irelia, dad's really hurt!"''²--> '''Irelia:''' ''"Well, he does have a sword sticking out of him."''²* DeathByOriginStory: She got better, thanks to Soraka, even if she didn't completely die.²* {{Determinator}}: She was described rising from the brink of death due to being unwilling to relinquish her home to the Noxian invaders. Although, that a fellow champion from the league used her magic to anchor her soul to Runeterra probably helped. In-game, surrounding her with superior numbers just means that she'll regard your crowd control as even more of a joke as she does her best to slice her way out of the situation.²* DisappearedDad: Master Lito from an unknown illness, leaving her and brother Zelos.²* EmpathicWeapon: "The sword flourishes, as though painting with blood." It's not stated, but it could be why Irelia can use the weapon without touching it. It has a mind of its own.²* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Already a gifted swordfighter before her "death", she became even more deadly with her SoulJar acting as telepathic blades.²* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Upon falling in battle, her psychic blades rise up for a moment... and stab her in the chest. Possibly a ShoutOut to the Demon Hunter of ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}},'' who did the same.²* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: In her backstory, Irelia (nearly) died fighting many enemies to defend her home and was able to resurrected due to her sheer willpower. This is reflected in her passive, which grants her the ability to shrug off inhibiting crowd control effects the more outnumbered she is.²* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Borders on InformedAttribute. One of the biggest reasons Riot gave her a VGU is because, aside from her animations and ultimate (the latter of which could easily be explained as throwing knives), Irelia didn't do anything with her "telekinetic" blades that other champions couldn't do with normal weapons.²* HeroicSecondWind: Definitely invoked with her passive, which grants her greater crowd control reduction the more outnumbered she is, and her third ability, which is empowered if she's at lower health than the enemy she uses it on.²* {{Homage}}: With her bright red clothing, ability named "Hiten Style," and elements of blinding speed kills in her Bladesurge ability, Irelia may be one to [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Himura Kenshin]]. Her femininity still helps this as Kenshin's a guy that has caused much ViewerGenderConfusion and was voiced by a woman in the Japanese anime. [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=24029237#24029237 Xypherous confirmed that she is indeed based on Kenshin.]]²* ImplacableMan: Her passive, combined with Mercury's Treads, allows her to shrug off a SHITLOAD of crowd control when surrounded by enemies; it still affects her, but it lasts for such a short amount of time that it barely even matters. Combined with Olaf and there is a duo of berserk chargers coming your way.²* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Her character and gameplay gives a bit of reference to this trope -- her easy use of her {{BFS}} is a JustifiedTrope since she wields it telepathically, and using Bladesurge as long as she has enough mana on weak targets when she's strong enough will lead to a razor storm of {{One Hit Kill}}s.²* LadyOfWar: She's calm and reserved, and [[MindOverMatter her use of her sword without even holding it]] gives her attacks a graceful quality. It's practically a LogicalExtreme of the belief that ladies don't rely on strength to fight.²* LightningBruiser: Has a dash, is tough as hell, and can dish out good damage. After a bit of time for the community to figure her out, she proved to be such a JustForFun/{{Egregious}} example of the trope she received a slew of {{Nerf}}s to balance her. After some base-stat increases, she went back to being a ticking bomb on a fairly short-fuse to her enemies, and saw a lot of play/banning at the Season Two World Championships. One of the game's developers suspected her existence [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_creep power creeped]] the top-lane she generally went to as champions that hoped to be competitive there would desperately need to shut her down ''hard'', and ''quickly''. Irelia could be seen as the [[TropeCodifier codifer]] for a particular brand of LightningBruiser in League of Legends with powerful mobility, means of sustainability, and their own forms of crowd control all in one. Many new champions have taken this formula since.²* LivingWeapon: Her father's ability with swords was rumored to "make them able to breathe." Now she uses one without even touching it.²* MagikarpPower: Starts out a bit unimpressive. Arises to near-OneManArmy status in a bit of time.²* MindOverMatter: After being brought BackFromTheDead by Soraka, her sword rose along with her, and she fought without even touching it. It has not been stated if she can do this over other objects, so it's assumed she can't.²* {{Ninja}}: Nightblade Irelia replaces her polished parade armor with a dark, purple-and-black outfit.²* OneManArmy: After she gets going, she can easily charge into mobs and slice her way through without any fear of dying thanks to her massive damage output, enormous crowd control reduction, natural tankiness, and sizable lifesteal, not to mention that she's one of the few characters in the game capable of dealing all three types of damage (physical, magic, and true), making it extremely difficult to itemize against her.²* OurLichesAreDifferent: WordOfGod has stated on multiple occations that Irelia is one after being brought BackFromTheDead -- she's also as far away from your typical lich as you can get -- the only thing that makes her one is the SoulJar she now has, and that's it. No death-centric theme, no necromatic abilities, no looking like a corpse -- just a woman charging into the fray and hacking people to pieces with said SoulJar.²* OverTheShoulderPose: The splash art of her Frostblade skin uses this to display her rear end, earning it the nickname "Frostbutt".²* {{Seppuku}}: One possible interpretation of her death animation is that she commits this instead of dying. Although another interpretation is that she loses control of her blades, which opens up some FridgeHorror -- ''her own SoulJar'' wants her dead, and only her control over it is preventing this.²* SoulJar: Thanks to some quick thinking by Soraka, her sword has become one -- it's why she's able to move it effortlessly..²* StoneWall: Irelia can be hard to kill or force out of lane early on, as her Equilibrium Strike allows her to freely choose when and when not to fight if her opponent engages her, and her Hiten Style gives her impressive sustainability. However, before she levels up Hiten Style or builds her core Trinity Force, her killing potential is mostly limited to patiently waiting for her foe to make a mistake. This suits her fine, as she scales well into the mid game and doesn't need to force an early kill to be effective later on. Late game tends to become this again, as her damage levels off later on. She's still ''frighteningly'' good at fighting squishy carries later on, but she's not likely to do as well against sturdy bruisers.²* StormOfBlades: Her Transcendant Blades flings some around.²* VaporWear: You can see her nipples through her coat on her Aviator skin if you look closely.²* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her default splash depicts her hair as being a light, almost silvery blue, but her in-game sprite and Chinese art have it as dark blue.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Karma, the Enlightened One]]²[[quoteright:120:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KarmaSquare_2013.png]]²[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/27/Karma_Select.ogg An enlightened decision.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DanielleMcRae (English), Victoria Angulo (European Spanish)²²->''"Her fan technique is a deadly art of grace and poise, but her truest strength lies in the hearts of those willing to die alongside her."''²-->-- '''Irelia'''²²An Ionian leader and diplomat, Karma possesses almost supernatural composure. Karma was an extremely important figure in the Ionian resistance to the Noxus/Zaun invasion, at the end of which she decided to join the League. She fights with twin fans and channels a supernatural resource called Mantra.²²Karma is a hybrid mage and support-type champion who can unleash a spray of blades from her fans, create a bond of energy between her and another unit that speeds up allies and slows and damages enemies, and place a shield on a friendly unit. Karma is unique in that her ultimate skill, Mantra, is available from level one and can never be upgraded. Over time, she stores charges of Mantra and expends them to add a powerful secondary effect to her other the skills: healing to her blade attack, doubling the slow/haste of her bond, and an area of effect blast to her shield. Her passive gives her extra ability power based on how much health she's missing.²²Karma's alternate skins include Sakura Karma and Sun Goddess Karma.²----²* AmbiguouslyBrown: Karma has much darker skin than the average Ionian champion, most notable on her Sakura/Lotus skin.²* AnimalMotif: Her Mantra fans fly around her in a shape similar to butterflies. Her attacks also release a small burst of flowers.²* AwesomeButImpractical: Even though she can do some pretty neat things, her pros still don't outweigh her cons. ''Not having an ultimate ability'' sets her behind the other supports just for STARTERS. Not for nothing is she one of the least-played champions in the entire game.²%%* BattleBallgown²* CombatMedic: She's a magic damage and support hybrid champion. All of her abilities have both a directly offensive component along with a defensive or support component when using her Mantra passive with them. She also takes hits like her dress is made out of Kevlar -- making it even ''better'', because unlike other support champions, she has to be within melee range to heal someone.²* DifficultButAwesome: Mastering Karma is incredibly difficult as she is ''by orders of magnitude'' the most complicated support character to play. You have to keep an eye on her Mantra and know when to best deploy it offensively or defensively. She also requires considerable amounts of farm to be effective (where the majority of support champions do not and are often deliberately played with NO farm to let their lanemate have it all) as she is highly dependant on cooldown reduction to keep her Mantra on hand when she needs it. Still, she can do some pretty neat things once you've got the hang of her...²* FlipFlopOfGod: Her [[UsefulNotes/{{Kimono}} Sakura]] skin was originally referred to alternately as either "Sakura" or "Lotus" in different parts of the game until Riot settled on "Sakura".²* ICanStillFight: Gains extra ability power corresponding to the percentage of her health she's missing. Combined with her shield and Mantra heal, this makes her deceptively more durable.²* JokeCharacter: While her small pool of dedicated defenders would disagree, the simple undeniable fact is that Karma is the least used and least successful champion in the game, regarded by most as a being completely non-viable on any competitive level. Luckily, Riot remade her.²** Note that this only applied to summoner rift. Karma was surprisingly good in dominion and ARAM (before she was remade). Post-remake, she is only marginally more played, marginally more viable but is still a beast in ARAM.²* {{Mayincatec}}: The theme behind Sun Goddess Karma.²* NotSoAboveItAll: In a video made by [=StephanosRex=] (the voice actor for several League characters including Shaco, Tryndamere, and Jax) in which Shaco tries to get one of his fellow champions to rap, we have this exchange (done by Karma's actual voice actor to boot!)²--> '''Karma:''' I have more fans that you ever will.²--> '''Shaco:''' I'm afraid hand fans don't count.²--> '''Karma:''' [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck off]], clown. ²* PaperFanOfDoom: She throws the blades from her her fans at enemies for her basic attack, a trick based on real-life weapons.²* SexyWalk: An ironic example. She's probably one of the more conservative girls in the game, yet her moving animation has her swish her hips quite a lot.²* ShootTheMedicFirst: Unless they're focusing a carry such as Gangplank, expect to be focus-fired first if you're playing as Karma. not only can she throw shields with ''huge'' amounts of health on, but she can also heal... and it's not a fixed amount, it's a percentage. It doesn't help that she winds up having to practically be in melee range to use her heal. She is also a much [[GlacierWaif tougher nut to crack]] than the typical healer, because she can cast all the above goodness on herself as well and it even gets more powerful when she is about to die.²* TheStoic: Her background itself states her composure is virtually superhuman. Her League Judgement, showing her inner thoughts, clearly shows she does feel emotion, but she probably doesn't show it very much. She cries out in pain from being struck by corrosive acid, but quickly changes her outward reactions to that pain to blinking.²* ViolationOfCommonSense: Oftentimes, people ''want'' you to harass her because then they'll put a shield nuke up and hurt you, or heal their lane partner for a boatload of health. She can also be [[CombatMedic quite tanky]], meaning that if you ShootTheMedicFirst, you'll ''really'' regret it.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Kayle, the Judicator]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kayle_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/3/3f/Kayle_Select.ogg Into the fray!]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Lisa Lindsley (English), Noora Louhimo (As the Pentakill vocalist), Conchi López (European Spanish), Laura Ayala (Mexican Spanish)²²->''"Justice comes on swift wings."''²²A great hero and the strongest among her kind, Kayle is an angelic warrior dedicated to purging those beyond redemption. After conflict divided her people, she took up her enchanted armor and flaming sword in the name of order, disowning her very flesh and blood in the process. When Kayle descends upon the field of battle, her justice is swift—for none can escape the light of divine and righteous fury.\²\²Kayle is a Unique champion who excels at dealing mixed damage while also supporting her team with her assortment of strong utility spells. Her passive, ''Holy Fervor'', causes Kayle's attacks and abilities to reduce the armor and magic resist of enemies they damage, stacking up to five times. With her first ability, ''Reckoning'', Kayle smites a nearby enemy with a blast of light, damaging and slowing them. Her second ability, ''Divine Blessing'', blesses a nearby allied champion, healing them and granting them a movement speed bonus. Her third ability, ''Righteous Fury'', passively causes Kayle's basic attacks to deal bonus magic damage. When activated, Kayle ignites her sword with holy fire for a few seconds, making her basic attacks ranged and causing them to deal even more bonus magic damage that also spreads to enemies around her target. With her ultimate ability, ''Intervention'', Kayle protects herself or an allied champion with a shield of light, completely blocking all incoming damage to the target for a few seconds.\²\²Kayle's skins include [[SilverHasMysticPowers Silver Kayle]], Viridian Kayle, Unmasked Kayle, Battleborn Kayle, Judgement Kayle, [[{{Magitek}} Aether Wing Kayle]], Riot Kayle, [[GothicHorror Iron Inquisitor Kayle]], and [[HeavyMetal Pentakill Kayle]].²----²* AbsoluteCleavage: Subverted forever, except in Pentakill Kayle.²* ActionGirl: She doesn't sit on the sideline and watches other deal out damage - as her selection quote suggests, she's often found in the middle of the fray.²* AncientArtifact: Her armor is stated to be enchanted, and the only existing masterpiece of an extinct [[PlanetOfHats race of craftsmen]].²* ArtEvolution: Much of Aether Wing Kayle's art assets were made from scratch, resulting in a much more dynamic model, particle effects, and animations. Her auto-attack animations in specific feel ''much'' smoother than the somewhat clunkier ones found in her regular skins, to a point where many Kayle players consider using her Aether Wing skin to be a straight-up buff due to the clarity.²* BareYourMidriff: Pentakill Kayle.²* BeautifulAllAlong: Weren't kidding about this in the lore.²* {{BFS}}: One of the largest in the game behind Tryndamere´s and Commando Jarvan. Bonus points for wielding it with one hand.²* BreastPlate: Her old model barely had any feminine features other than a slim wasteline. Her new model pushed out her features somewhat. She remains completely covered, but her anatomy is more feminine. Played completely straight by her Battleborn Kayle skin.²* CainAndAbel: With Morgana.²* CombatMedic: She has an ability that heals and speeds up whoever it targets, also did we mention the armor and the sword?²* TheDarkChick: Takes a notable turn as the newest member of Pentakill, with her golden, conservative armor replaced by black, [[MsFanservice much]] [[BareYourMidriff more]] [[AbsoluteCleavage revealing]] leather and plate, and she wears black lipstick with an eyebrow piercing and her hair in a side-cut. Her sword has a microphone on the hilt, and the spell effects are replaced with fire effects with guitar riffs in the background.²* DifficultButAwesome: Her ultimate, Intervention, which makes an allied target immune to all damage for a few seconds. Properly timed, this ability can largely nullify the abilities of the enemy team and pretty much the very purpose of the mage and assassin champion archetypes. Communication with her team can pay huge dividends if she coordinates to use Intervention offensively on someone who can wreak havoc on the enemy team with abandon- trying this on someone that's unaware of her intentions will likely just waste it.²* TheFaceless: ''Was'' always fully-armored with a face-concealing helmet in official pictures of her and in-game. Now there are two skins that can be bought with her helmet off. Her background states she avoids showing her face -- this is due to her constant fighting for thousands of years taking a toll on her spirit, and wearing her helmet constantly to fittingly match how she feels the justice she dispenses to be an ugly thing.²* FlamingSword: An ability which temporarily makes her attacks affect enemies within an area around her target, become ranged and do extra damage.²* GoodIsNotSoft: WordOfGod is that she's one of the few unambiguously good champions in the League... though she seems much more firmly lawful than good.²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b2/Kayle.move3.ogg "An eye for an eye!"]]''²* HiddenBuxom: In her classic skin people will often [[ViewerGenderConfusion mistake her for a man]], but her newer skins show she's definitely not lacking under that armor.²* HolyHandGrenade: Her entire kit's theme though only one of her abilities deals instant damage by itself.²* IMeantToDoThat: Her joke with the Aether Wing skin.²* InformedAttractiveness: Was officially described as "incredibly beautiful," but she's also always covered head to toe in official sources... [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f3/Kayle_UnmaskedSkin.jpg Well]], she ''was''.²* InnocentBlueEyes: Seen on her Unmasked and Aether Wing skins, to help her angelic image.²* JackOfAllTrades: Kayle is literally the only champion in the game who can viably be played in ANY position: top, jungle, mid, ADC or support (although playing her as a primary ADC takes some effort since she's only ranged during Righteous Fury, which causes her to push the lane unintentionally, not a good thing during laning). Because of this, she is the only champion in the game that could feasibly make use of any item or build (though obviously this depends on what role she intends to take), leaving her damage options open as to whether to build a hybrid of AP, AD, and/or AS or just focus on AP or AD.²** ConfusionFu: As a result, seeing Kayle in the enemy team will tell you very little about what she'll be doing.²* LethalHarmlessPowers: Intervention makes an ally invulnerable for a few seconds, which sounds like the perfect defensive tool to save a teammate. It's suddenly a lot less harmless-looking when a fed ally of hers (which can include herself) uses it offensively to tear through the enemy team with abandon using this window of invulnerability.²* LightIsNotGood: Something of a theme in her lore (but not entirely clear). Morgana definitely feels this way about her. At the same time though she's one of the few very good champions.²* MagikarpPower: Don't let her kit fool you, just because half her abilities are defensive doesn't mean she won't scale into a deadly carry if she builds toward AP or DPS.²* MeaningfulName: Her name might be derived from ''caelum'' ('cale-UHM', Latin: 'sky','heaven') and/or ''Kelila'' (Hebrew: 'laurel wreath'), both are very fitting for an angel.²* NighInvulnerability: Her Ultimate gives an herself or an ally this for a few seconds.²* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Kayle's people appear to be a natural race of {{Winged Humanoid}}s with an obsession with [[LawfulGood enforcing order and destroying evil]], rather than divine servants of any kind of god.²* PaletteSwap: Her Viridian and Silver Kayle skins.²* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: According to her lore, she was fighting in the war in her own world for over ''[[ForeverWar ten thousand years]]''.²* SamusIsAGirl: Her color scheme is even based on Samus's.²* ShouldersOfDoom: She has some pretty big shoulder pads in any skin, especially her Battleborn Kayle skin.²* SplashDamageAbuse: Holy Fervor gives her attacks additional range and an area of effect, making it possible to shred multiple opponents at once by attacking the only one within her reach.²* ThemeSongReveal: ''Tear of the Goddess'' reveals Kayle as the newest singer in the Pentakill, adding her angelic voice to the mix of metal and fire.²* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Compared to Morgana, she's seems to be more of a tomboy -- she's heavily armored and utilizes her physical attacks more, though both use their abilities heavily as part of their gameplay. Taken to the max with her reveal as the boisterous female vocalist of Pentakill.²* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Her Aether Wing Kayle skin has this as her backstory. The lore also implies this is played COMPLETELY straight and [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/legendary-aether-wing-kayle-takes-flight that the utopia is a good thing]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Nunu, the Yeti Rider (and Willump the Yeti)]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nunu_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/4/44/Nunu_Select.ogg/revision/latest?cb=20121127200939 Here we go!]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Nunu voiced by:''' Cristina Ulloa (English), Yolanda Pérez (European Spanish), "Antonio" -- Acapela voice synthesizer's male voice (European Spanish/Nunu Bot), Romina Marroquín Payró (Mexican Spanish), Creator/AyumiFujimura (Japanese)²!!!'''Willump the Yeti voiced by:''' Brian Sommer²²->''"Willump and I have a whole world to explore. Don't get in our way!"''²²Sometimes bonds of friendship become stronger than even bonds of blood. When those bonds link a fearless boy to a fearsome Yeti, the bond becomes a force to be reckoned with. Given the responsibility of taming a terrifying beast, Nunu forged a friendship where others would have forged chains. Now Nunu and his burly pal Willump are an inseparable pair who combine youthful exuberance and brute strength with the mythical powers of the Yeti to overcome obstacles insurmountable to any ordinary duo.²²Nunu and Willump are a Warden champion duo with a strong emphasis on buffing allies and debuffing foes, their wide variety of skills making them very versatile. Their passive, ''Visionary'', makes their next spell free to cast and one rank stronger after a certain number of basic attacks. With their first ability, ''Consume'', Willump bites a nearby enemy minion, dealing large unblockable true damage and regaining health. If he bites a jungle minion they will gain a buff for a long duration, granting Nunu increased health, size and out-of-combat movement speed, and stacking up to five times. Their second ability, ''Blood Boil'', heats both their and a nearby ally's blood, granting both of them increased movement speed, attack speed, and ability power (up to a cap) for a duration. With their third ability, ''Ice Blast'', Nunu throws a ball of ice at a nearby enemy, damaging them and slowing their movement and attack speed. Their ultimate ability, ''Absolute Zero'', makes them channel, sapping a large area around them of heat, which slows the movement and attack speed of all nearby foes. When the channel ends or the ability is reactivated Nunu and Willump unleash an icy explosion, dealing massive damage to all surrounding foes depending on how long they channeled.²²Nunu's alternate skins include [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Sasquatch Nunu]], Workshop Nunu, [[Series/SesameStreet Grungy Nunu]], [[RobotMe Nunu Bot]], Demolisher Nunu, and [[UsefulNotes/ProfessionalGaming TPA Nunu]].²----²²* AscendedMeme: Nunu Bot, named and based on a series of [=YouTube=] videos about how horrible the AI version of the champion can be.²* BigEater: That Yeti can eat minions riding self-propelled cannons, aswell as Dragons, Lizards, Golems and more.²* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: Rides a Yeti by default and a Sasquatch in his Sasquatch Nunu skin.²* BoringYetPractical: Playing Nunu as a support involves constantly casting Blood Boil on your carry and throwing a snowball at the enemy once in a while. Not very flashy, but the attack speed buff from the former and attack speed debuff from the latter will almost guarantee that any duels between the two carries will end in your side's favor.²%%* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his yeti. %% Add more context to describe their relationship and what effect it has on them. %%²* ChargedAttack: His ultimate is a three second channel, during which nearby enemies are slowed. If you manage to complete the entire channel without getting interrupted, you pretty much win the teamfight by default.²* CrutchCharacter: When played as a solo laner he can shut down most rivals with his ice blasts and heal back any damage taken with Consume, making it tough to beat him in lane. When played as a jungler he excels at counter-jungling by stealing important buffs and jungle creeps, shutting down many junglers. However, he doesn't have too much going for him late game due largely in part to his unreliable ultimate- it's easier to count the champions that ''cannot'' interrupt it.²* DifficultButAwesome: His ultimate is an absolute bitch to land, as almost all champions can interrupt casting, and some of those who cannot can escape it in time. When fully channeled, through clever use of brush, proper teamwork and timing it is the absolute most powerful thing in the game. Nunu's ult has one of the highest base damages of any ability ''ever,'' and the AP scaling (2.5 damage for one point of AP) is more than some champions have across their entire skill set.²* FanVid: Amazingly, a whole series starring the game's [[ArtificialStupidity Nunu Bot]] and player Angry Goran. Check the first one out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTpQZ1zbigk&list=PLC6F712DC45CA9157&index=1 here]]. Also an AscendedMeme: Riot honored the series with an actual Nunu Bot skin, featuring a robotic yeti that mimics the voice from the series.²* HyperactiveMetabolism: Devour instantly restores hit points, not unlike Cho'Gath.²* JackOfAllStats: In terms of gameplay.²* NotTheIntendedUse: One of the most common uses for Nunu at the moment is as a 0 CS botlane support, leaning on his ability to buff the AD carry with Blood Boil and slowing the enemy carry with Ice Blast.²* {{Retcon}}: Nunu's lore has changed multiple times throughout the game's history, including flipping him from a boy to a girl and then ''back'' to a boy.²* SkillGateCharacter: Teaches you some basics of jungling like sustain (Consume) and counter ganking (Ice Blast). More experienced players will choose a jungler who excels better in ganking and sustaining power (for example, Xin Zhao) or know how to interrupt his ultimate in teamfights. However, Nunu comes back into vogue in very high level play, since he is an extremely oppressive jungler who can set the enemy jungler far back by stealing his/her camps and counterganking. Late game his blood boil gives a competent ADC an extremely good buff and his ultimate, while easy to interrupt, is great for peel and forces an enemy team to divert resources and crowd control onto Nunu instead of a carry.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Pantheon, the Artisan of War]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pantheon_originalloading22.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/8b/Pantheon_Select.ogg They are privileged to die at my feet!]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Gavin Hammon (English), Eduardo del Hoyo (European Spanish), Oliver Magaña (Mexican Spanish), Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi (Japanese)²²->''"Bring forth one true champion, or a hundred more like you, and then we shall have a battle that will be spoken of until the end of time."''²²The peerless warrior known as Pantheon is a nigh-unstoppable paragon of battle. He was born among the Rakkor, a warlike people living on the flanks of Mount Targon, and after climbing the mountain’s treacherous peak and being deemed worthy, he was chosen to become the earthly incarnation of the celestial Aspect of War. Imbued with inhuman power, he relentlessly seeks the enemies of Targon, leaving only corpses in his wake.\²\²Pantheon is a Diver champion capable of engaging from terrifying distances, before focusing his attacks to kill a single enemy while his shield blocks retaliation. His passive, ''Aegis Protection'', stacks every time he attacks a target or casts an ability, completely blocking the next basic attack he receives when it reaches four stacks, including turret shots. With his first ability, ''Spear Shot'', Pantheon throws his spear at a nearby enemy, damaging them. With his second ability, ''Aegis of Zeonia'', Pantheon leaps to a nearby enemy and bashes them with his shield, damaging and stunning them, and also immediately activating his ''Aegis Protection''. His third ability, ''Heartseeker Strike'', passively makes Pantheon's basic attacks and ''Spear Shot'' deal bonus damage against targets that are very low on health, and can be activated to launch a flurry of spear stabs, damaging all enemies in a cone in front of him. With his ultimate ability, ''Grand Skyfall'', Pantheon channels for a brief duration, after which he vaults himself high into the air and, after a brief delay, crashes down at a target location in a humongous range, damaging and slowing all enemies in a large area around his landing point.\²\²Pantheon's alternate skins include [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Myrmidon Pantheon,]] [[Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse Ruthless Pantheon,]] [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Perseus Pantheon,]] Full Metal Pantheon, Glaive Warrior Pantheon, [[TheDragonslayer Dragonslayer Pantheon]], [[ZombieApocalypse Slayer Pantheon]], and [[SupremeChef Baker Pantheon]].²----²* AlwaysAccurateAttack: There are other abilities that are guaranteed to hit the target aimed at, but they tend to be magical in nature while Pantheon does this with a ''[[ImprobableAimingSkills spear toss]]''.²* AncestralWeapon: Pantheon's spear and shield used to belong to a Rakkor warrior named Zeonia. He pretty much earned every rights to wield it, through efforts.²* AttackAttackAttack:²** Pantheon's kit comes with a very effective way to get ''to'' an enemy, but no way to get ''away'' from them.²** In the new lore, his old body, Atreus, seem to share this mindset, considering 'approach the problem source and kill it' as the best defense method, while the Solari and Leona preached that protection with minimum killing is the best defense, and he doesn't like it.²* TheArtifact: Much like Miss Fortune, Pantheon's voiceover was left intact after his massive lore update, he's still sounding like the Sparta {{Expy}} rather than a being above mortals that managed war. Unlike MF, though, the contrast between Sparta Expy and War God isn't too far out.²* AscendedMeme: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWZVaQQwa68 Baker Pantheon]] is now a reality, no longer a thinly-veiled Film/ThreeHundred joke.²* BackToBackBadasses: Atreus and Pylas fended off Rakkor invaders this way, a start of their friendship.²* BladeOnAStick: One with a magically imbued tip, specifically.²* BloodKnight: Comes naturally with being an Aspect of War.²* TheCavalry: ''Grand Skyfall'' can be used like this, although in a lesser fashion than some like Shen's ''Stand United'' due to not being a Global. An enemy is chasing an ally and is surely catching up to him. And suddenly, there's this huge circle appearing and the enemy will now have a choice: Retreat or pursuit anyway, and then get stomped with a Spartan of death for massive damage, and then said Spartan of Death proceeds to close the gap, stun, peel down the enemy's HP and possibly kill him, and the chased ally may just turn around and join in the fun, killing the enemy.²* ChainsawGood: Slayer Pantheon wields a chainsaw on a pole.²* ChefOfIron: Baker Pantheon. He uses a massive knife with butter on it for his spear, and a very large loaf of bread for his shield (which he bakes himself in his recall animation).²* ChildhoodFriends: The old lore has him being childhood friends with Leona. The updated lore downplays it, whereas Pantheon only saw her as someone who preaches a more passive means of protection, not exactly his style, and on witnessing her more compassionate side (before her being taken by the Solari), reported her actions to his parents/elders, causing her to be branded heretic, but they were really evenly matched.²* {{Combos}}: He's mainly an AD caster, so he relies a lot on his abilities for most of his damage and utility.²* ConservationOfNinjutsu, OneManArmy: Subverted due to GameplayAndStorySegregation. Most Rakkor warriors, especially Pantheon being their paragon, aspire to be this, preferring that they fight when they're outnumbered ten to one. However, Pantheon is a fighter-assassin (thus not quite tanky enough to absorb many damage) that is very susceptible of crowd control and has little escape method and no super quick burst, meaning that he will have to work mostly on a team, or be crowd-controlled and pounded to death when the enemies outnumber him at even one to two.²* CriticalHit: If a target is at 15% of their total health or less, Pantheon's basic attacks are guaranteed to CriticalHit against them.²* CrutchCharacter: Like many AD casters (especially with bruiser-assassins), Pantheon is absolutely terrifying, having one of the strongest level two stages in the game (doubly so if he's jungling, as he can appear out of nowhere with a targeted stun to ruin your day), as well as being devastating should he get fed. And like many AD casters, the lackluster AD scaling on his Heartseeker Strike (though his Spear Shot ironically has much higher scaling) leaves him weak later on in the game.²** His higher AP scaling on his Aegis of Zeonia and his Grand Skyfall also ties into this, as Pantheon usually would benefit more from an AD-based build as opposed to AP, but some difficult Hybrid builds are possible.²* DeathFromAbove: His ultimate also doubles as a free teleport.²* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His Heartseeker Strike active ability is [[NonindicativeName much less precise than the name implies]] and mostly consists of a bunch of strikes made very quickly over an area. On the other hand, it's Heartseeker Strike's ''passive'' effect that causes Pantheon's normal attacks to automatically critical on any enemy with low HP, so it ''sort'' of fits.²* DemotedToExtra: Pantheon (and the other Rakkor) were generally sidelined in lore by the more compelling conflict between Diana and Leona. He's since come back to prominence now that he is a Targonian Aspect, plus he gained his own rival in Aurelion Sol.²* {{Determinator}}: His biggest strength when he was still Atreus. It was what allowed him to successfully climb Mount Targon and eventually become Pantheon. He still died -- but he died last, which apparently proved him worthy to host the Aspect of War.²* DifficultButAwesome: Pantheon has a bit of a bad reputation amongst the fanbase because a lot of people assume his ult is like Twisted Fate's. If you use it to jump into a fight or to gank someone, most of the time it doesn't work due to the fact they get a pretty obvious warning.²** When used right, a good Pantheon can appear quickly and unexpectedly wherever needed and create gank opportunities for his teammates. As noted above, it's essentially a free teleport for when you need to get back into the lane quickly.²** His overall dynamic as an attack damage caster and the need to get him fed due to his awkward ability scaling can also fall into this, as Pantheon doesn't rely much on auto attacks and uses more of his abilities to land the damage he needs. This can especially be true since one of his abilities scales low on AD, while two of them scale with AP, a stat he normally won't build.²* DynamicEntry: Few champions can top leaping halfway across the map then explosively landing spear-first into the fray as an entrance.²* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Subverted. Atreus managed to be the last man standing on top of Mt. Targon, but becoming the host of Pantheon ''erased'' him rather than empowered him.²* EmptyShell: When the Pantheon Aspect took over Atreus body, it completely obliterated his personality, memories and emotions. Atreus is long gone, with his humanity a shell inhabited by the Aspect of War.²* {{Expy}}: [[Film/ThreeHundred FOR SPARTA!]] Also bears many similarities to [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Ares]], the [[WarGod Greek God of War]], and [[UnstoppableRage Achilles]], the main character of Homer's [[Literature/TheIliad The Iliad.]]²** May be unintentional, but bears a resemblance to Kain Highwind from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. Both are childhood friends of light-wielding knights, obscure their faces, and use spears. Both also like jumping. And while it's unintentional, Riot adds the similarity further by giving Pantheon a DragonKnight costume (Dragon Slayer Pantheon), while Kain is the most famous [[DragonKnight Dragoon]] in the FF series.²* TheFaceless: His face is always shadowed by his helmet. The only instance of his face being visible is in some of the Chinese artwork, and even then it's still an example of FaceFramedInShadow.²* FinishingMove: His Heartseeker Strike passive makes his autoattack critically hit against opponents at 15% health or less and causes his Spear Shot to do extra damage [[note]]Despite the ability's wording, Spear Shot does not truly critically strike and does not benefit from critical strike damage.[[/note]]²* FireForgedFriends: Atreus did NOT get along with Pylas in the beginning, but after saving each other's lives in battle, they forgave each other and became friends.²* GlassCannon: With his passive, he's a bit tougher than your average glass cannon, but Pantheon needs to win his fights fast.²** LightningBruiser: Oh yes, in addition to his to his passive, he's can be a bit tanky AND deal lots of damage at the same time. In fact, he can still be a powerful threat by just building 1-2 defensive items. Not to mention, tied with Master Yi, he has the highest base movement speed in the game (355), so he can easily have an easier time running around for just a few extra units faster in comparison to most bruisers of his scheme, especially during early game.²* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The only part of his face that can be seen. They look orange in his artwork, but appear [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] in-game.²* GrandTheftMe: Like all Aspects, he is a supernatural being using a physical human as his vessel. Unlike most, however, Pantheon has so erased his host's humanity that it's closer to this trope.²* JavelinThrower: Like Xin Zhao, Pantheon is perfectly fine with using his spear as a melee weapon. However, he's more effective throwing it with his Spear Shot, a low-cost, high-damage attack which (unlike Nidalee's) will always hit.²* ImprobableAimingSkills: As mentioned above, Pantheon's spear throw ''does not miss.''²* InASingleBound: Grand Skyfall has him reach absurd distances with a single super jump.²* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Dragonslayer Pantheon. He even grows dragon wings during his ultimate!²* ItsRainingMen: If at any point you notice a big red circle where you're standing, ''get out of it'' before an angry Spartan comes crashing down from the sky and lands on you.²* LegacyCharacter: Many Rakkor warriors -- both male and female -- have hosted the Aspect of War. The current incarnation was named Atreus.²* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His passive fully blocks any attack that does more than 40 damage, including tower shots.²* MrFanservice: All of his skins bare a fair amount of his extremely muscular frame, and more than one of them are flat-out [[WalkingShirtlessScene Walking Shirtless Scenes]].²* PlayingWithFire: Dragonslayer Pantheon²* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Boy howdy.²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/8b/Pantheon_Select.ogg "They are ''privileged'' to die at my feet]].'' '' [[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/d/db/Pantheon.attack3.ogg They ''disgrace'' the art of War!"]]''²* RatedMForManly: If the fact he's basically a Spartan is not obvious enough, his spear throws ''always'' hit, and his ultimate is ''jumping into the air to drop down halfway across the map''. Before it was {{Nerf}}ed, he could drop onto ''any spot of the map''. Fans nickname him "Mantheon" and his ult a "Mandrop".²* RealMenWearPink:²** His first joke:²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/9b/Pantheon.joke1.ogg "MY PROFESSION?! You know, now that I think of it, I've always wanted to be a baker."]]''²** In case your response to this was something along the lines of "Oh, it's just a joke" his second joke command verifies it.²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/1/10/Pantheon.joke2.ogg "Yes, a baker."]]''²* {{Retcon}}: When he was first launched, Pantheon was originally just a famed, but [[BadassNormal mortal]] warrior of the Rakkor tribe (formerly called the "Stanpar") in possession of ancient ancestral weapons. With the 2016 Mount Targon lore update, Pantheon is now the name of [[WarGod the Aspect of War]] who hijacked the body of a mortal soldier.²* ScaryBlackMan: His Myrmidon skin.²* SculptedPhysique: Just like the real ancient Spartans and Greeks, Pantheon's breastplate is shaped like a muscular man's torso.²* ShaggyDogStory: Compelling as the story of Atreus is, it doesn't give much backstory for ''Pantheon'', who retains nothing of Atreus but his physical body.²* ShieldBash: How he stuns targets when he jumps to them.²* ShockwaveStomp: No, moving slightly away from his ultimate target of impact won't save you. Do yourself a favor and clear the area fully.²* TheSpartanWay: Played with, he hails from an obvious fictional counterpart of Sparta that selects its warriors through a ritualized fight to the death, but it's half because of this trope and half because their food stores are constantly strained.²* {{Stripperiffic}}: RareMaleExample with Ruthless Pantheon, who wears nothing but a pair of belts that crisscross his chest and a very small and ''very'' tight pair of shorts.²* SupremeChef: Fanon paints him as being an exquisite baker based on his joke. Riot eventually released a "Baker Pantheon" skin. And he still wears his helmet, with the cook's hat sitting on top of it.²* TapOnTheHead: A side-effect of his ShieldBash ability.²* UnderwearOfPower: In the aforementioned Ruthless Pantheon skin.²* WalkingShirtlessScene: It's a bit hard to see, but the Dragonslayer Pantheon skin has this going on. And of course there's the Ruthless Pantheon skin.²* WarGod: Pantheon is the Aspect of War. His latest incarnation is using the body of a warrior named Atreus.²* WarIsGlorious: He certainly seems to think so. However, he came into being by destroying the worthiest of the young warriors, suggesting that victory in war [[WarIsHell carries a terrible cost]]. Taric, the [[AllLovingHero Aspect of Protection]], suggests that no one is really happy to see the Aspect of War.²-->'''Taric''': Ah, the Aspect that everyone hates.²* WasOnceAMan: Pantheon obliterated Atreus when he took over. The original Atreus is essentially dead, if not DeaderThanDead.²* WellIntentionedExtremist: Pantheon, for all his new ruthless persona, is still committed to the defense of Valoran from creatures rumored to be from the Void. For that, he'd do anything in order to maintain its protection and keep the creatures at bay, including manipulating and enslaving Aurelion Sol.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Poppy, the Iron Ambassador]]²[[quoteright:307:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/poppy_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:307:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/f/f6/Poppy_Select.ogg Valoran will know harmony.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Pilar Coronado (European Spanish)²²->''"Poppy may be small, but Whomper -- or her will -- is not."''²²A Yordle who used to work at her father's smithy. Her father was killed by Noxian assassins while transporting a helmet commissioned by a general of Demacia, but Poppy took it upon herself to finish her father's delivery. The general was so impressed with her iron-willed determination he sent a recommendation back to Bandle City, who instituted her as ambassador of the Yordles to Demacia. With her father's hammer Whomper, she joined the League to crush Noxus.²²Poppy is a fighter-assassin champion whose abilities are geared largely towards going after and quickly taking out a single opponent of the enemy team, making her a very bulky assasin. Her passive, ''Valiant Fighter'', halves any damage that exceeds 10% of her current health, giving her great resistance to bursts of damage and making her deceptively tanky when she gets low on health. Her first ability, ''Devastating Blow'', makes her next basic attack deal bonus damage equal to a percentage of the target's maximum health. Her second ability, ''Paragon of Demacia'', passively increases her armor and attack damage everytime she receives or deals damage stacking up to five times, and can be activated to give her maximum stacks and grant her a movement speed bonus for a brief duration. With her third ability, ''Heroic Charge'', Poppy tackles a nearby enemy, damaging then and pushing the target back with her. If they collide with terrain, the target is stunned and is damaged again. With her ultimate ability, ''Diplomatic Immunity'', Poppy focuses on a nearby enemy champion so intensly that, for a brief duration, she becomes completely immune to damage and crowd control effects from other enemies, and also deals bonus damage against that target.²²Poppy's alternate skins include Blacksmith Poppy, Noxian Poppy, Lollipoppy, Ragdoll Poppy, Battle Regalia Poppy, and Scarlet Hammer Poppy.²----²²* ActionGirl: Charges straight into the vanguard and starts bashing faces in. She's notable for being the only Yordle classified as a pure fighter (Rumble is a fighter-hybrid mix) and she's female, no less.²* {{Ambadassador}}²-->''"[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/6/64/Poppy.attack4.ogg Let me demonstrate 'hammer diplomacy'!"]]''²* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: [[http://media.curse.com/CommunityServer.Components.SiteFiles/127284/News/Poppy.jpg This is your Poppy.]] [[http://image.uuu9.com/pcgame/lol//UploadFiles//201008/201008111416053064.jpg This is your Poppy on Chinese art.]]²* AwesomeButImpractical: Even by melee carry standards, a fed Poppy is one of the scariest possible things late-game, being able to 1v5 reliably and fairly easily. However, she has a good risk of getting shut down before then and becoming rather useless if the enemy team is aware of this possibility. There is basically no middle-ground between being dead weight and single-handedly carrying because of how binary she tends to be.²* BadassAdorable[=/=]CuteBruiser: She's a Yordle warrior, of course she is (though less so than Tristana or Lulu).²* DropTheHammer: She calls it Whomper for good reason.²* FoeTossingCharge: Her 'Heroic Charge' ability will knock back even champions twice her size.²* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Her ult works by making it so Poppy focuses on its target with all her will, ignoring ''everything'' else. This doesn't stop her user from triggering her ult upon a target and then attacking ''somebody else'', allowing her to nonsensically focus on an individual, and then proceed to ignore said individual in favor of beating up someone else.²* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Her Scarlet Hammer skin is actually quite menacing, largely due to these.²* ICallItVera: "Whomper"²* ICanStillFight: Her passive works best when she has low health, practically halving all damage she receives when below a certain threshold.²* ItOnlyWorksOnce: Poppy's role is essentially to use her ult to brutally beat to death one member (usually the most deadly) of the enemy team very quickly and efficiently, however, she ''might'' not survive the getaway after the enemy is dead. Or you could target the least threatening person on their team, ignore him/her completely and make to smash in the enemy carry with invulnerability.²* KnightInShiningArmor: Battle Regalia Poppy pulls off the look.²* LightningBruiser: Her Paragon of Demacia skill makes her pretty darn speedy.²* MagikarpPower: Has a bad early game due to her atrocious farming, but becomes an unstoppable force of destruction capable of winning an entire game on her own once she gets her core items. A common joke is that Poppy doesn't farm minions, she farms champions. Changes to the meta over time have made Poppy's early game issues less significant. She is a passable jungler and a strong solo top vs most AD top lane champions. Farming has become a lot less about how many creeps you can sweep up in a few moves, and more about beating your opponent to death in the lane, therefore preventing him from getting farm while you take the creep waves free and clear. Poppy is, if anything, ''really'' good at fighting, even in the early game.²* MyGreatestFailure: Riot themselves have admitted that she's, together with Sion, one of their worst designed champions gameplay-wise, mainly because of her incredibly powerful ultimate and how non-flexible she is (she either dominates the game, or is useless). She has a really bad early game, which makes her un-fun during that time period, but if she actually gets fed she can trainwreck an entire team by herself at late game. She has no hard counters, since her ult basically makes her invincible for 8 seconds, more than enough time to kill or heavily damage the whole team if she targets a non-threatening opponent with it. Since she's hard to play, she isn't seen much in high-level games, but Riot has admitted that if she did, they would need to heavily nerf her.²* NoSenseOfHumor:²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/86/Poppy.joke.ogg "Jokes? I don't know any jokes."]]''²* NoSell: Diplomatic Immunity doesn't just negate damage, but all forms of debuff and crowd control from anyone but her target.²* OneManArmy: A Poppy focusing on attack damage or a mixture of attack and ability damage can easily butcher the entire enemy team single-handedly and essentially eliminate even the basic concept of a teamfight come endgame. And, unlike other melee carries, she's FAR harder to shut down once she reaches that state.²** For reference, Poppy can stomp ''Jax,'' generally considered the king of one-on-one once he has the items he needs.²* PintsizedPowerhouse: It doesn't matter how big a champ is, she can shove them with her charge.²* TakeUpMySword: Well, hammer anyway.²* TechnicalPacifist: She wants peace, and makes some references to diplomacy. [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption Of course, there is none in the game]].²* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Literally. She's an ambassador but on the Fields of Justice the only diplomacy to be found is the weapon or spell in your hand.²* YouKilledMyFather: Noxian spies killed her father, and so she joined their rival, Demacia, to fight against them.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Ryze, the Rogue Mage]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ryze_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/e/ed/Ryze_Select.ogg Let's go, let's go!]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Adam Harrington (English), Miguel Ayones (European Spanish)²²->''"There is no doubt. Ryze is no longer a mage -- he has become a creature of magic."''²²A traveling mage and hermit who acquired forbidden and dangerous magic from around the world. Ryze is covered in magical tattoos that make his magic more potent, and carries a dangerous scroll on his back containing forbidden knowledge he seeks to protect from the world. Through the League, he continues his studies among the best mages Runeterra has to offer.²²Ryze is a mage-fighter champion who offsets his short range with powerful multi-target damage and the ability to launch a continuous barrage of spells. All his damaging abilities deal damage based on his maximum mana as well as his ability power, allowing Ryze to build tankier than most mages and not lose too much damage in return. His passive, ''Arcane Mastery'', grants Ryze a stack everytime he uses an ability. When he reaches five stacks, Ryze becomes supercharged for a few seconds, during which he gains a damage-absorbing shield equal to a percentage of his maximum mana and reduces the cooldown of all his other abilities when he casts one by an amount equal to the cooldown of his first ability. With his first ability, ''Overload'', Ryze launches an large blast of energy forward in a line, damaging the first enemy hit. His second ability, ''Rune Prison'', encases a nearby enemy in a cage of runes that damages and immobilizes them for a brief duration. With his third ability, ''Spell Flux'', Ryze fires a ball of energy at a nearby enemy that damages and reduces their magic resistance by a percentage for a few seconds. The ball then splits into several bolts that target up to four nearby enemies, applying the same effects to them. The bolts then return to Ryze's original target, damaging it depending on how many additional targets they hit before returning. His ultimate ability, ''Desperate Power'', unleashes Ryze's full power for a few seconds, increasing his movement speed, making all his spells heal him for a percentage of the damage dealt and causing all his spells to deal a percentage of the damage they inflict to all enemies around their main target. Each rank of this ability also passively reduces the cooldown of Ryze's abilities and increases the duration of his passive's supercharged state.²²Ryze's alternate skins include Human Ryze, Tribal Ryze, [[{{Eagleland}} Uncle Ryze]], Triumphant Ryze, Professor Ryze, [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie Ryze]], Dark Crystal Ryze, [[{{Pirate}} Pirate Ryze]] and [[TabletopGames Ryze Whitebeard]].²----²²* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The magical energies running through his body turned his skin purple.²* BadAssBookworm: To its logical extreme: the "Twist of Fate" CGI features Ryze channeling his power through the runes in his book.²* BoringYetPractical: Requires no skillshots, has an ultimate that's essentially a self-buff, and has combos that can be executed as "press all the buttons". Still a very effective mage that can lock down and lay the damage onto single targets quite nicely.²* ButtonMashing: His passive reduces his cooldowns by a one second every time he uses an ability. His ability Overload has a very short cooldown, and passively grants more cooldown reduction. With a cooldown-reducing item or two, this short-cooldown ability becomes even shorter and the other two become fairly short. And keeping in mind that as his cooldowns get shorter, his passive triggers more often; using Overload, something else, using Overload again, and something else, rinsing and repeating, allows him to cast his abilities over and over.²* {{Combos}}: Players usually have their own spell casting order they prefer though Q->W->E->Q is a classic one for harassing and Q->R->Q->W->E-Q->E->Q->Ignite works well for all-out fights. [[ButtonMashing Or they just hit them all in no particular order, that works too.]]²* TheDanza: Named after Riot Games CEO Brandon "Ryze" Beck.²* DesperationAttack: Appropriately enough, Desperate Power can give him the HeroicSecondWind he needs to turn a fight around, though it can be activated at any time, including the start of a fight.²* EnergyBeing: Averted, he could have gone down Xerath's path if he wanted but stayed human (and sane), albeit a human that's a very powerful conduit for energy magic.²* {{Expy}}:²** Of Rhasta the Shadow Shaman.²** Also shows some parallels to the Patryn of ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', particularly his {{Power Tattoo}}s, rumors about surviving a [[DeathWorld "Rune Prison"]] and lack of squishiness resulting. However, these may be coincidences.²* {{Foil}}: To Xerath. Both are more or less beings of energy magic but Ryze is more like a master of his magic and is morally good ([[GoodIsNotNice if somewhat of a jerk]]) while Xerath let his magic consume him and is ambitious enough to not stop there.. Gameplay wise the two are opposites: Ryze is a low skill-cap mage champion with low spell range, no dependence on skillshots, and a spell that locks his opponents in place and Xerath is a much more difficult champion with some of the best ranges in the game, depends heavily on aimed abilities, and locks ''himself'' in place with a spell.²* GoodIsNotNice: His goal is to protect the world from the forbidden magics only he knows about and is quite sane compared to other spellcasters that have reached his level of power. Still a bit of a {{Jerkass}}.²* HumanNotepad: Easily the most obvious part of his character. He's tattooed himself with spells from head to toe. The term "living conduit of magic" comes up in fluff pertaining to him.²* HumanoidAbomination: He's not evil, however. He also has a VERY dim opinion of Xerath who like Ryze became a master of energy magic. Ryze states how he despises Xerath's lack of self control making him a mere slave to magic whereas Ryze has controlled his magic. Case in point, Ryze doesn't need skillshots to hit his enemy.²-->''"The creature called Xerath is an abomination of a mage. To master magic is not to lose oneself to it entirely! The power at his command, however great it might be, he's holding in a feeble grasp. His own will can't match the will of the arcane. The ancient mages of Shurima did everyone a favor locking Xerath away, and the Institute of War would be wise to follow their example!"''²* IDidWhatIHadToDo: He stole the scroll on his back from his teacher (and implied lover) Lilith, claiming she would have brought ruin on the world if he hadn't. He's clearly bothered by the act and how his "betrayal" upset Lilith.²* InsufferableGenius: One would be hard pressed to describe him as "patient" or "nice".²* JerkAss: He's kinda unpleasant in his lines.²--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/8/80/Ryze.attack2.ogg "Unpleasant? I'll show you unpleasant!"]]''²* MagikarpPower: He has a well-deserved reputation for having awful early levels due to his low attack and spell ranges as well as his low mana pool, making it difficult to both farm and counter-harass simultaenously. However, he scales hard even by mage standards into late-game due to high consistent area-of-effect damage and potential tankiness from mana items that keeps him alive as he blasts away.²* MightyGlacier: By caster standards, Ryze will end up resilient from buying tanky mana items and still remain powerful but he lacks any blink abilities to help his mobility (though the movement speed boost from Desperate Power helps).²* {{Pirate}}: His Pirate Ryze skin.²%% * PowerGlows²* PowerTattoo: The key to his unknown magical abilities.²* PureEnergy: He even has abilitites that scale off of ''his mana'', rather than AP.²* PurpleIsPowerful: He's noted as having a high amount of magical strength, to the point of being called a magical being rather than a mage. Taken to the logical conclusion with this one, as his sheer power turned his skin purple.²* SeriesMascot: You can pretty much count on him showing up in any official art or promotional materials. The season 1 CGI trailer even featured him as the leader of the protagonist team and he's the only character to appear in all 3 of the CGI battle videos (the Season 1 trailer, the Dominion trailer and the Twist of Fate trailer).²* SkillGateCharacter: Ryze's mp scaling is unusual among mages, and thus he teaches players to pay attention to how abilities scale and to consider unusual itemization to best suit their strengths. He also teaches how to combo skills together: while it's true that simply ButtonMashing can do a lot of damage, executing a proper combo can burst down enemies before they even knew what hit them.²* SpamAttack: Ryze using his 3 abilities as a combo probably won't burst as hard as another mage's 3 spells. The solution? Go for quantity over quality and keep casting while the enemy is waiting for their own cooldowns.²* SplashDamageAbuse: An attribute of his ultimate gives his spells splash damage, so his [[OhCrap Spell Flux potentially quadruples in damage output]] if his targets are standing near each other.²* SquishyWizard: Though he is this at the start of games, will most likely be averted. Because he powers up his spells with Mana as well as AP, he can get away with building tons of items made for tanks. It is possible for Ryze to be the single toughest person on your entire team if you don't have a true tank.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Sion, the Undead Champion]]²[[quoteright:120:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/SionSquare_171.png]]²[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/b8/Sion_Select.ogg I do it.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' J.S. Gilbert (English), Creator/JuanCarlosLozano (European Spanish)²²->''"For Noxus, death is a promotion."''²-->-- '''Pantheon'''²²Sion was an insane berserker and warrior of Noxus who was captured and executed by Demacian forces. His remains were stolen and he was brought back to life as a zombie/golem, adding dark magic abilities to his already formidable physical strength, to fight once more for his city.²²Sion is a fighter-mage champion who can be built as either a resilient attacker or a burst mage, in both cases preferring to fight up close and personal. His passive, ''Feel no Pain'', grants him a chance to ignore a percentage of damage taken from basic attacks. His first ability, ''Cryptic Gaze'', damages and stuns a nearby enemy with a terrifying gaze. His second ability, ''Death's Caress'', surrounds Sion with a damage-absorbing shield made of souls for a duration. When the duration ends or the ability is reactivated the shield bursts, damaging nearby enemies. His third ability, ''Enrage'', is a toggled ability that, at the cost of some health per attack, increases Sion's attack damage and grants him a permanent bonus to his maximum health whenever he kills a unit. With his ultimate ability, ''Cannibalism'', Sion goes berserker for a duration, gaining a large bonus to his attack speed, making his basic attacks heal Sion for a percentage of the damage dealt, and also healing all nearby allies for a percentage of the amount healed to Sion.²²Sion's alternate skins include Hextech Sion, Barbarian Sion, Lumberjack Sion, and Warmonger Sion.²----²* AffablyEvil: Even as an undead behemoth, Sion and his Choppa don't seem very sinister. His death sounds calm compared to Nocturne and like Singed is just plain calm in battle.²* TheAhnold: Half his lines are Arnold Schwarzenegger shout-outs.²* TheArtifact: Since the % chance of slowing an enemy on Phage / Frozen Mallet / Trinity Force got reworked, Sion's passive is literally the only element of chance in the game (besides critical hit chance). Since the developers' stated goal was to remove RNG mechanics from the game (the exception being crit chance), this is going to be the first thing to go when Sion gets his re-work.²* AnAxeToGrind: It's huge... and named Choppa.²* AwesomeButImpractical: A Sion with many accumulated stacks of Enrage to boost his max HP as well as a full build (including an Atma's Impaler to convert bonus HP into AD) will be nigh-unstoppable as hacks everything to death in his path. However, he requires the majority of a game's length to farm to make this happen, which ends up making him a liability compared to other fighters that can achieve sufficient amounts of damage with much less investment.²* TheBerserker: Once he's built properly, a Sion can probably just run into the enemy team and chop them all to pieces.²* BloodKnight:²--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/4/4b/Sion.attack4.ogg "Lead me to Battle."]]''²* TheBrute: Probably the least intelligent of the Noxian champions and also among the strongest.²* CombatMedic: He doesn't fulfill the healer's role per-se, but his ultimate causes his physical attacks to heal both himself and his allies close by for the duration. When built as a physical DPS, Sion can easily keep his whole team alive with this massive lifesteal.²* CrutchCharacter: As AP, He starts off very good, but falls off late game.²* DissonantSerenity: He's a raging undead berserker that for some reason never raises his voice, not even when dying.²* FeelNoPain: The name of his passive, verbatim.²* FrankensteinsMonster: Pieced back together and resurrected in a similar way.²* GlowingEyesOfDoom: It's even incorporated into his ability, Cryptic Gaze.²* ICallItVera:²--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/5/51/Sion.attack5.ogg "Get on my Choppa!"]]''²* ImplacableMan: A fully leveled Sion is virtually impossible to kill and can take disgusting amounts of punishment thanks to Enrage's permanent health boosts, Cannibalism's sky-high lifesteal, and his natural bulk. There's gameplay footage of a fully-built Sion [[UpToEleven killing an entire enemy team from full health in their spawn]] while the 1000-damage-per-second laser is damaging him, a feat that pretty much no one else can do.²* LifeDrain: His ultimate grants this to his melee attacks for him and his allies during its duration.²* MagikarpPower: With an AD build he needs to farm to be of any use lategame, but becomes a true beast when fully built. Enrage lets him permanently stack HP for each minion killed and without a limit, giving him the highest feasible HP pool in the game (and potentially highest AD with Atma's Impaler converting HP to AD). This means that like Nasus or Veigar his effectiveness is directly proportional to how many creeps he's farmed over time.²* OurZombiesAreDifferent: He's less of a "mindless, shambling, brain-eating" zombie and more of a resurrected berserker who's also ridiculously hard to kill now that he's undead.²* MyGreatestFailure: Riot has admitted that, together with Poppy, he's one of their worst designed champions, both gamplay and flavor-wise. He's a huge hulking zombie with an axe, but he isn't very encouraged to fight at melee and doesn't make any use of the axe in any of his abilities, and has some abilities that don't make sense flavor-wise (why is a warrior zombie able to emit stunning, glittering eyebeams and generate exploding energy shields?). Gameplay-wise, he has only two builds: an AP mage build, which completely ignores and doesn't make use of his E and R, or an AD-build, which also gets no use out of his W ability. The main problem thus is that his abilities and gameplay don't mesh well with his appearance, and that he's forced to forego several of his abilities if he wants to be viable. They have already announced that, if he gets reworked, he's going to undergo pretty hefty changes.²* NotTheIntendedUse: While Sion is made to be a fairly beefy physical-damage bruiser, a few players haven noted his ridiculously high magic scaling. Thus, AP Sion, who is known for his ability to kill most champions with only ''two spells''.²* RedEyesTakeWarning: He's undead too, do you need anymore reason to keep away?²* ShootTheMedicFirst: In one of the strangest (and most counter-intuitive) examples in game, killing him while his Cannibalism effect is active will make killing his team significantly easier. Targeting the giant bruiser in front instead of the squishies behind him is not often the best way to proceed in teamfights.²* UnskilledButStrong: Described as a "human battering ram" in his lore.²* WeaksauceWeakness: One of the biggest problems with AP Sion is that if his shield gets broken before it blows up (a very real possibility late game), it eliminates roughly half of his damage output.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Swain, the Master Tactitian]]²[[quoteright:307:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/swain_original.jpg]] ²[[caption-width-right:307:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/3/37/Swain_Select.ogg The early bird guts the worm.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Jon Ciriano (European Spanish), José Luis Orozco (Mexican Spanish)²²->''"If you haven't yet lost the ability to ask, you may not yet ask for relief."''²²The earliest account of Swain's existence comes from a Noxian infirmary doctor's notes. According to them, Swain limped into the ward without cry or complaint; his right leg was snapped in half, with bone protruding from the skin. A small, scowling bird seemed affixed to his shoulder. The doctor gawked in horror as the young adolescent answered questions about his health and age with a calm, even stare. Even behind the echoing crack as the sand counterweights reset his tibia, Swain's measuring gaze never flickered, nor did his eyes twitch from the pop of his fibula. He refused the doctor's recommendation of magical treatment for the leg's inoperable damage, requesting only a spare crutch before shuffling away. He next surfaced in documents from the Noxian military, although it is evident that they are incomplete. Normally a crippled boy would be turned away in shame from Noxus' proud legion, but the records indicate his first designation was that of a ranking officer.²²The men who've served under him (and survived) have remained in his charge with unshakable faith and loyalty. He leapt through the High Command's hierarchy, often ascending when superiors requested demotions to join his unit. A cunning strategist, Swain was decorated after every battle he fought, regularly hobbling in contemplation at the front of the assault. His rise to power seemed unceasing until he was suddenly removed from the order of battle prior to the Ionian Invasion - a bewildering decision which reeked of bureaucratic subversion. If Swain was upset by the events which unfolded, he never revealed it. His face was so implacable that it was popularly rumored to be a mask, disguising something utterly inhuman beneath. More controversy surrounded the bird that never left his shoulder, whose name he whispered only to it.²²Swain is a Battle Mage champion who can take a lot more punishment than the usual fragile mage, while also dealing powerful sustained damage on his own. His passive, ''Carrion Renewal'', restores a small amount of mana whenever he kills an enemy unit, and a much larger amount if he kills or helps kill an enemy champion. With his first ability, ''Decrepify'', Swain sends his pet raven Beatrice on a target location to fire a beam of energy at nearby enemies for a few seconds, continuously damaging and slowing the nearest available target or one recently affected by ''Torment'', until the duration ends or they run away. His second ability, ''Nevermove'', creates a magical mark at a nearby area that, after a small delay, will make giant talons erupt from it, damaging and briefly immobilizing all enemies inside. His third ability, ''Torment'', curses a nearby enemy unit, damaging them over time for a few seconds and increasing all damage they take from Swain for the same duration. With his ultimate ability, ''Ravenous Flock'', Swain transforms into a giant, six-eyed demon raven, constantly sending out crows to attack nearby enemies, damaging them and healing Swain for a portion of the damage dealt. This transformation has no set duration, instead consuming an ever-increasing amount of mana per second until it runs out or Swain turns it off, returning to his regular form.²²Swain's alternate skins include [[WinterWarfare Northern Front Swain]], [[{{Pirate}} Bilgewater Swain]], and [[SorcerousOverlord Tyrant Swain]].²----²²* AchillesHeel: Ravenous Flock's sustain makes him a notoriously tough bastard to bring down. Solution? Apply Grevious Wounds from the summoner spell Ignite, an item like Morellonomicon, or an ability like Miss Fortune's Impure Shots, and watch the healing get cut in half for a few moments.²* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He might be crippled, but he's still a powerful mage whose demonic ravens will tear you apart.²* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Rose to power after defeating Boram Darkwill's son in a duel, who was the only opposition to Swain for the position of Grand General after Boram's passing. Had already gained a lot of respect and support among the military command and the Noxian public due to Swain being the only General actively fighting on the battlefield due to the Kalamanda incident, and his battles on Summoner's Rift in the League of Legends (which are broadcasted matches in-universe and source of entertainment).²* BigGood: Despite being seen as a war criminal by Demacia, he's a national hero in Noxus and many Noxus champions see him as this.²* TheChessmaster: Normally this, though he can really grab the IdiotBall regarding Demacia's knight and king pieces...²* {{Combos}}: Torment first for extra damage on all his abilities, Decrepify next to slow (making it easier to land Nevermore), Nevermore to root them in place, then finally Ravenous Flock and Ignite to pour damage onto his helpless victim.²* CoolShip: Swain's personal warship, the ''Leviathan'', was the pride of the Noxian fleet, until Gangplank made off with it.²* CreepyRavens: He turns into a gigantic demonic one, as well as having demonic raven minions²* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Unlike most mages Swain doesn't burst you with three or four spells, he basically throws so much stuff at you at once you die after a while. EyeBeams, green fire, demon crows...²* TheDogWasTheMastermind: Some speculate that the raven may be the one controlling him.²* EvilOldFolks: Can't be younger than 50 and he's still the ruthless, tyrannical leader of Noxus.²* EvilOverlord: He was made the high-general of Noxus and his Tyrant Swain skin was released at the same time.²* {{Expy}}: Some of his backstory implies that Swain may have died as a child and was resurrected under the control of a demon crow, [[Franchise/TheCrow which is a familiar-sounding origin]].²* EyeBeams: Decrepify has one of his demonic ravens do this to his target, slowing them down as long as they're in range.²* EyepatchOfPower: His [[{{Pirate}} Bilgewater Swain]] skin.²* FeatheredFiend: Evil birds are pretty much his theme.²* FeelNoPain: His earliest appearance in any records was when he limped into an infirmary with a compound fracture in his leg. He gave no sign of pain, even as the bone was snapped back into place. He requested a spare crutch and hobbled away. The bird never left his shoulder.²* FromNobodyToNightmare: There isn't much known about Swain except for his meteoric rise through the Noxian ranks. No one knows where he came from, how he got into the army, or what the raven on his shoulder really is. Reached its zenith as of the final Journal of Justice entry, which reports that Swain has officially become the Grand General of Noxus, the highest position in the state.²* GradualGrinder: Compared to most other mages, his kit is based more around effects that deal damage over time rather than sheer burst damage. He has one ability that deals high immediate damage, and it's typically used because it also provides an area of effect snare. However, like Morgana and Malzahar, if Swain lands the snare and throws all his damage-over-time at once (including an Ignite), two of which require staying within range of him, it can be just as bad as getting bursted down.²* HandicappedBadass: He has a very noticeable limp from a severe leg injury from his youth. Despite this, his magical ability and tactical genius made him one of Noxus' most valuable military assets and he eventually still managed to rise to Grand General rank. Tyrant Swain does away with his limp, however.²* HealingFactor: His ultimate keeps restoring health to him when damaging something and his passive restores a sizable amount of mana per enemy target killed to keep his ultimate going. It's not for nothing he has a reputation for being infinitely sustainable when used right.²* AHeroToHisHometown: Universally despised by Demacia, but is a national hero in Noxus²* HumanoidAbomination: Possibly.²* IdiotBall: While otherwise a brilliant tactician, Swain has a ''severe'' habit of underestimating Jarvan and Garen, the BashBrothers of Demacia. It was to the point that he brought no backup with him when he ambushed Jarvan at the League. He got lanced through the chest, lifted up by the neck, slammed against the wall, and nearly choked to death as a result.²* InsufferableGenius: As a tactician and strategist himself, he has some back-talk to the summoner controlling him.²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/0/0e/Swain.move8.ogg How OBVIOUS.]]''²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/73/Swain.move5.ogg I'm *five* steps ahead of you.]]''²* MagikarpPower: Like Anivia and her Glacial Storm, Swain's power is subpar prior to reaching level 6 and once he has access to Ravenous Flock, he runs into severe mana problems using it for more than a few seconds. In due time, he goes from being a moderate nuisance to a terror once he accumulates a sufficient mana pool and tankiness from his build, as the direct metric of his usefulness is how long both will keep him alive as he devastates in demonic raven form.²* ManaMeter: For most mages, the mana meter determines how many spells they can cast before they run dry. In Swain's case, he needs to keep an extra close eye on it since it costs a ''lot'' to stay in his raven form continuously.²* ManipulativeBastard: Is really shaping up to be one of these.²* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Referred to as such during his champion sneak peek.²-->Meet Swain, the Master Tactician. In addition to being a distinguished Noxian gentleman of impeccable wealth and taste, Swain also just happens to be a fan of our [[FeatheredFiend feathered friends]].²* MightyGlacier: Slow and has nothing to aid his mobility, but can fry anything he encounters with his combo.²* ObfuscatingDisability: Joked about in his dance, in which he carefully looks around him, then lets go of his cane and dances wildly. Also potentially made canon, as his Tyrant Swain skin -- which depicts his successful attainment of the highest military rank in Noxus -- has no limp.²* OldFlame: Hinted towards High Councilor Vessaria in his League Judgement, if their conversation (and the latter caressing the former's cheek) is anything to go by. If not, then at the very least, they do seem to know each other somehow.²** More heavily hinted with fellow League champion [=LeBlanc=]. In her [[http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=315591 League Judgement]], her memory is one where she meets Swain not long after she becomes the Matron of the Black Rose. They drink tea, reveal that Swain used to be part of the Black Rose, and notably [=LeBlanc=] is upset that Swain had to give up a part of his identity in order to reach the status he currently has in Noxus, to the point she reached out and held his hand. On Swain's part, he says he [[ShipTease "made sacrifices. But I made them for us."]]²* OneWingedAngel: Downplayed. His demon-raven form transformation from an evil sorcerer certainly turns him into a deadly monster but this form (though powerful and resilient) is by no means invincible and [[PhlebotinumBreakdown can inconveniently end the moment he's out of mana.]]²* PetTheDog: He's quoted as complimenting the power of Sona's music, which is probably one of the nicest things he's mentioned to do.²* PragmaticVillainy: One of the reasons he overthrew the previous Grand General is because of the former Noxian regime's tendency to waste resources doing somewhat petty things ForTheEvulz, like sending assassins to kill the smith responsible for forging King Jarvan III's ''crown'' (in Poppy's backstory) instead of someone actually useful to the Demacian war effort. He himself is ruthlessly efficient and believes that a competent regime doesn't need to resort to KickTheDog to intimidate people.²* {{Pirate}}: Bilgewater Swain trades his crow for a parrot, not to mention the obligatory eyepatch and pegleg.²* SorcerousOverlord: Wields powerful dark magic, and rules Noxus as its Grand General.²* SquishyWizard: Averted. Extremely durable for a mage; while not as ridiculous as Morgana, he can still take a good beating with ease and [[ICanStillFight keep on fighting]] as Ravenous Flock continually heals him.²* StopPokingMe: Swain does not take well to you repeatedly asking a giant demon bird to tell a joke.²* TacticalWithdrawal: He's quoted as saying this verbatim in the info for the Retreat ping.²* TheStrategist: A bit of StoryAndGameplaySegregation here. While in the backstory, he's almost entirely responsible for every political upheaval or underhanded Noxian ploy that wasn't caused by [=LeBlanc=], in-game, his being a ''Master Tactician'' is not reflected in any of his abilities, which are fairly standard mage spells. He is one of the most combo reliant mages alongside [=LeBlanc=] and Veigar, and his abilities ''are'' geared towards making fights more one-sided. He even lampshades this in his /joke command:²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/2f/Swain.joke.ogg "If we approach strategically from the flank...]] [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer ah, who am I kidding? Let's just morph and eat them]]."''²* UglyGuyHotWife: Though not married, Riot has now pushed the ShipTease Swain has with [=LeBlanc=] into the forefront with the promotional webpage for Sion's rework and [=LeBlanc=]'s new Ravenborn [=LeBlanc=] skin. Several fans see their possible relationship as this, since Swain is the second visibly oldest [=LoL=] champion (next to Zilean), and [=LeBlanc=] is the UrExample of sexy female [=LoL=] champions. Stems from MayDecemberRomance, but since their relative backstories make their real ages debatable, it is mostly because Swain is visibly at least in his 50s and [=LeBlanc=] not more than her 30s.²* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can switch from human to demon-raven form at will, though there's a short cooldown before he can go back to raven form again.²* VillainWithGoodPublicity: An interesting case is that the state of Noxus itself is the 'villain' to many of the other factions of Runeterra except Zaun or the Shadow Isles, with Swain being one of the most iconic Noxian champions. So while he is a 'villain' to others, he is effectively a 'national hero' to Noxus itself. Notably it is mentioned in his League backstory that he was ''already'' on the rise to power prior to becoming a champion in League of Legends, but was removed from active duty due to his political rivals. When Demacia started placing more champion representatives in the League, Swain got recalled to active duty primarily to represent Noxus in the League. These matches are broadcasted in-universe, meaning that Swain's exploits on Summoner's Rift became known to the Noxus public. There were several other PR methods, both legitimate and shady, that was used to sway public and political support to Swain's side over the course of League lore:²** During the Ionia vs Noxus event, the Journal of Justice ran an article that explained why Swain wasn't up for champ selection during the match. He had recently been promoted and there was a gala being held in his honor. At this gala, [=LeBlanc=] was his date and the article particularly noted how it was rare to see the Matron out in public at all, and that she 'hung onto (Swain's) arm' during the whole event. This had the effect of showing the Black Rose's unabashed support for Swain.²** Darius' introduction was framed around his loyalty and support for Swain as his right-hand man and muscle. Given his personality and position in the Noxian military command, he represents Noxus' respect for strength and results. Darius has practical reasons for choosing to follow Swain, which would reflect the majority of the military command's reasoning as well - that Swain was simply the strongest and most intelligent among the Generals. His public support of Swain would also contribute to the political position that Swain was attaining.²** During the Kalamanda incident (aka the introduction of the Dominion map event), Swain was on-site as a representative of the Noxian military, butting heads with Demacian forces led by his nemesis Jarvan IV. However, Jarvan IV was noted as acting out-of-character during the whole time, and it was he who attacked Swain first. In the high resolution version of the published image of the fight between Jarvan IV and Swain in raven form, one can clearly see it is [=LeBlanc=]'s face reflected in Swain's breastplate as he is facing 'Jarvan', adding to his uncharacteristic behavior up to that point, it is pretty much confirmed that it was [=LeBlanc=] masquerading as Jarvan the entire time, working in cahoots with Swain. The result is that Swain appears as being the innocent party because he did not instigate the fight; instead he appears to be defending Noxus' rights to Kalamanda against an aggressive Demacia. The Journal of Justice article on the incident also noted that effectively made Swain the only General on active duty on an actual battlefield. This elevates Swain's popularity within the military high command as well as with the Noxian public. With the release of Sion's new lore in his rework, it has now been proven that it was indeed Leblanc impersonating Jarvan IV using samples of his blood. ²** The last political rival to Swain for the position of Grand General was one of Boram Darkwill's sons, Keiran Darkwill. During the duel, Swain notably never used his strongest ability - that is to turn into a giant demon raven. It is heavily hinted that until the last moment, it was likely [=LeBlanc=] who was fighting in his stead due to the lack of his signature abilities being used and that one of the quotes 'he' was saying was a quote that [=LeBlanc=] often uses. The killing blow/execution was also dealt by Darius and not him. Although this is purely speculation, the effect might be to belittle Keiran by showing that Swain did not see him worth fighting to his full capacity and that he was not an opponent worth personally killing. Another possibility as to why Swain would not turn into a raven, is that Noxus is officially described as xenophobic by Riot - Swain might not have wanted to turn into a raven so that the Noxian public would not be reminded of his non-human abilities.²* WeaksauceWeakness: Heavily limited by his ManaMeter even by mage standards due to his Ravenous Flock consuming increasingly more mana over time. He's one of few spellcasters in the game that can have Tear of The Goddess, Chalice of Harmony, and the Ancient Golem buff and ''still'' run dry.²** The summoner spell Ignite (and any source of Grevious Wounds) is basically Swain's Kryptonite, since he relies very heavily on regenerating from Ravenous Flock and halving that healing is a huge OhCrap moment for his summoner.²** As of December 2015 it got worse as Executioner Calling made its return, providing cheap and easy to use source of Grievous Wounds.²* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: For all his talk about strategy and tactics, Swain doesn't have too many options outside "tactical withdrawal" and "kill everything in front of him with magic".²* WhosLaughingNow: It's highly advisable to keep your distance from him because of his proximity-reliant spells. Due to his being a MightyGlacier, an assassin that attempts to all-in him (as if he were a squishier foe) but fails to kill him will likely regret that decision as he holds them in place, pours on the damage, and heals a good deal of it back.²* WickedCultured: Is mentioned to attend some of Sona's concerts, so presumably he has a bit of free time in between his scheming and running of a powerful city-state.²* WorthyOpponent: Averted. He's got too much of an ego to consider anyone to be on his level.²--> ''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/b/be/Swain.taunt.ogg Another opponent, another disappointment.]]''²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Taric, the Gem Knight]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/taric_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/9/9c/Taric_Select.ogg More than just precious stones, I bring you an ancient power.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Dennis Collins Johnson (English), Abraham Aguilar (European Spanish)²²->''"As Taric's father taught him, every stone has its meaning. For Taric's enemies, they all mean trouble."''²²The son of a magical healer who learned his father's skills, Taric was determined to incorporate his fascination with gemstones into his craft. He decided to master his craft and become more than a healer, becoming a wandering knight who fought for justice until he was pulled into Valoran by League summoners. Deciding this world needed his abilities, he agreed to stay.²²Taric is a support-fighter champion who prefers to aid allies in close-quarters combat with his array of buffs, being much tankier than the average support. His passive, ''Gemcraft'', makes his next basic attack after using an ability deal bonus damage equal to a percentage of his armor and reduce the cooldown of all his abilities. With his first ability, ''Imbue'', Taric uses earthen energy to either heal both an ally and himself at the same time, or only himself for a bonus amount of health. His second ability, ''Shatter'', passively protects Taric with a crystal armor that grants him bonus armor and also emits an aura that increases the armor of nearby allies. When the ability is activated, Taric shatters the crystal, damaging all nearby enemies and reducing their armor, but losing the passive armor bonus while the ability is on cooldown. His third ability, ''Dazzle'', fires a blast of light from his shield at a nearby enemy, stunning them and damaging them depending on how close they are to him. With his ultimate ability, ''Radiance'', Taric slams the ground with his hammer, damaging all nearby enemies and, for a brief duration, emitting an aura of light that gives himself and nearby allies an offensive stat bonus.²²Taric's alternate skins include Emerald Taric, Armor of the Fifth Age Taric, and Bloodstone Taric.²----²* AllGaysLoveTheater: According to the Journal of Justice, he was the lead designer for an incredibly colorful and frilly musical called ''[[Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic The Sound of Magic]]''.²* AllNaturalGemPolish: Reconstructed... somewhat. Taric's classic art shows him in a cave of rock crystals, but these have the flaws and irregular shapes you'd expect from uncut minerals.²* AmbiguouslyGay: WordOfGay claims this was the intention.²* BadassBaritone: A nonstandard example: His voice is ''remarkably'' deep and rich (loamy, you might even say), but it's also soft-spoken and gentle.²* BoringYetPractical: Of all the "aggressive" supports (those intended to set up kills for the carry in lane and initiate in teamfights), Taric takes the least amount of skill compared to others like Leona or Blitzcrank. Unlike them, he also only has one skill (his stun) that is useful for securing kills. However, his other abilities make him a useful hybrid between "sustain" supports and "aggressive" ones that even beginners can utilize well and makes for a solid support because of this.²* CampGay[=/=]ManlyGay: ZigZaggedTrope, [[AmbiguouslyGay if one assumes he's actually gay]]. On one hand he's a durable mage knight in very heavy armor and weaponry and has a deep manly voice. On the other, he has long hair, speaks in a gentle tone, directs flashy musicals, and '''LOVES''' his gemstones.²* TheCape²* CombatMedic: Even if he can heal people, then the very term 'knight' would logically imply this. He can take a ''lot'' of punishment, especially for a healer, and attacking in melee both restores his mana and reduces the cooldown on his heal substantially, meaning that he's actually a ''better'' medic when he's attacking something. His widely-preferred use in lane is stunning a target with Dazzle and reducing their armor with Shatter for him and his allies to tear them up, using the medic as secondary aspect to him.²* ComputersAreFast: Taric Bot is annoying to fight because he'll ''always'' manage to pull his stun off at the ''worst'' possible time, and manage to do it from max range almost ''every time''. If you dink around and let them farm or receive all their items on a timer, it gets worse.²* DarkerAndEdgier: Bloodstone Taric discards the cape and dons a new set of red armor and even has [[RedEyesTakeWarning menacing red eyes]].²* DissonantSerenity: Never raises his voice, ever. Not even when threatening his enemies with death, or when he's killed. Even then, he just sort of sighs or moans.²* DropTheHammer: It's rather big, alongside of his shield, and seems to be made out of gemstones.²* GemstoneAssault: Basically his entire schtick.²* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Enemies won't be laughing at Taric while he's using his [[DropTheHammer gem-enchanted hammer]] [[GemstoneAssault to smash their faces in]]. He's not just as sparkly as a gem; he's as durable as one too, and he can use his magic to keep himself and his allies in the fight for a very long time.²* KnightInShiningArmor: Both literally and figuratively. Three of his abilities revolve around it, in fact.²* MagicKnight: Magic? Check. Beautiful armor? Check. Hideously heavy-looking melee weapon? Double check.²* MasterOfNone: Does a bit of each support role: healing, buffing, debuffing, and crowd control, but does not particularly stand out in any area.²* TheMedic: At one time, he was good enough at chucking out heals that he often did this and nothing else. After some game-wide sustain changes, Taric still has arguably one of the best heal-others abilities, and certainly has the best heal cooldown rates assuming he's in the thick of it.²* MeaningfulName: Taric's name most likely originates from the Arabian name "طارق[=/=]Tariq", which means "The striker." A commonly used Quranic idiom of tariq also relates it to brilliant stars, furthering its connection to him as a character. ²* MutualDisadvantage: Activating Shatter removes Taric's sizable Armor bonus and lowers surrounding enemies' by the same amount for a few seconds. While Taric can probably live without it, suddenly losing 30 or so Armor is a very bad thing for his enemies if his AD carry happens to be nearby.²* NotTheIntendedUse: Some players would take Taric as a solo-laner against a physically-inclined opponent, building armor and supportive items to simply outlast his foes and boost the power of his Shatter ability. This strategy became particularly effective after the introduction of the Iceborn Gauntlet, which provided the armor, cooldown reduction, mana, and damage he needed to stone wall most AD-based characters while also dealing surprising amounts of damage in return. An upgrade to his Gemcraft passive also allowed him to constantly refresh his cooldowns by going toe-to-toe with his enemies. Thus he became a nigh-unkillable MightyGlacier against champions that are heavily reliant on basic attacks.²* OrgasmicCombat: Taric's death cries tend to be the subject of many jokes confirming he's gay. His Japanese voice over though... [[https://youtu.be/NGJYwWqnQfk?t=18s You might wanna have headphones on.]]²* PerformanceArtist: His day job? Musical theater director.²* RealMenWearPink: His Fifth Age skin is very, ''very'' pink.²* ShieldBash: One of his auto-attacks is to smash his giant gem shield into his enemies.²* ShootTheMedicFirst: Tanky or no, he ''will'' find himself the center of the enemies' attention more often than not.²* SkillGateCharacter: His easy-to-use stun teaches players when and where to catch opponents out of position and initiate fights, which carries over to other initiator champions that require skillshots to do the same.²* StoneWall: When Taric heals his allies, it heals himself as well, potentially making anyone resilient along with him. And if he heals just himself, it heals even ''more''. On top of that, his second skill passively increases his defenses, so he's able to start soaking damage that way anyways. Since another defensive aura also applies to his allies based on his own defense, Taric players have good reason for building lots and lots of it.²* TheSouthpaw: Taric is likely left handed, as that is the hand that wields his hammer (though some of his splash art portrays him holding it in his right). ²* TookALevelInBadass: For a while he was regarded as a sub-par support since nerfs to his stun duration and defensive aura made him less capable of being a sturdy defender for his team. Season 4 changed him significantly to be more offense-oriented, re-working his passive to give him much stronger autoattacks and reducing his cooldowns to encourage aggression as well as shifting his ability scalings to Armor and HP instead of AP, letting him empower himself ''by'' buying defensive items.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Trundle, the Cursed Troll]]²[[quoteright:120:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TrundleSquare_5557.png]]²[[caption-width-right:116:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/7/72/TraditionalTrundle.attack2.ogg Time to troll!]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Paco Vaquero (European Spanish)²²->''"I've learned a thing or two about pain! Let me show you."''²²Born to the Ruhgosk trolls who were cursed with leprosy by a vengeful necromancer, Trundle's regenerative abilities were far beyond his peers. He selflessly took on his entire tribe's curse through magic, but his body could only heal slightly faster than the disease could damage it, leaving him in a state of unending pain. He has joined the League to seek somebody who can purge his flesh of the affliction.²²Trundle is a fighter-type champion who specializes in stealing his opponents' strength to boost his own. He can deliver an attack damage-stealing bite, infect an area with his curse to increase his movement and attack speed and reduce the duration of disables placed on him, call forth a pillar of ooze to block and slow enemies, and steal an enemy's health and defensive stats for himself, building them up over the duration to double the initial amount. His passive absorbs the life of any nearby enemy units who die, healing Trundle for a percentage of their maximum health.²----²* ArtificialBrilliance: When the CPU controls him, he is ''very'' annoying to fight because he'll put the pillar in the ''worst possible spots''.²* ArtificialStupidity: Unless he's trying to escape, in which case he has a habit of cutting off his own escape route or knocking himself back into the enemy team with it.²* BlackSheep: To the point where he took on his tribe's curse as a desperate attempt to be accepted. It didn't work, because he was then, naturally, a horribly-afflicted leper.²* BodyHorror: His skin is covered with boils and scabs and one of his eyes bulges out.²* CarryABigStick: He uses a rocky club as tall as he is!²* CursedWithAwesome: To some extent. The curse of his people on him is extremely painful, but it's pretty useful for combat since his body can regenerate past it. His people have been BlessedWithSuck in some way by having their curse removed, since it's apparently grown into their regenerative factor; removing the curse has also removed that.²* GeoEffects: Created by himself -- he temporarily infects a large area with his Contaminate, which improves his stats while he's standing on it. He also may make an immovable pillar that can't be passed through while it lasts, which also slows enemies. Place in front on enemies running away or to you to keep em' stiller than they'll want.²* ImplacableMan: Contamiate, along with a tenacity granting item, allows Trundle to shrug off crowd control like it's water off a duck's back.²* LightningBruiser: Can throw down [[GeoEffects Contaminate]] and become fast as hell on it, able to run down nearly any opponent and beat them to a pulp while using his ultimate to simultaneously make himself hardier than your toughest champion and making that guy less durable.²* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: {{Subverted|Trope}}, he certainly didn't like being bullied or ostracized, but he feels that if there was another target that would be considered beneath even him to that everyone would have bullied, he would have joined in as well.²* PungeonMaster: Almost as bad as Vladimir.²-->''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/0/07/TraditionalTrundle.attack3.ogg "Let's go clubbing!"]]''\²''[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/c/c0/TraditionalTrundle.move5.ogg "I'm not heartless!]] I ''love'' beating!"''²* StatusBuff: There may be tons within the game, but he's unique in that he causes '''Ability Down''' (Rabid Bite steals Attack Damage while Agony steals Health, Armor and Magic Resistance) to his enemies while giving a proportionate '''Ability Up''' to himself.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Urgot, the Headman's Pride]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/urgot_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/0/0f/Urgot_Select.ogg Eternal life... endless torture.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Miguel Ayones (European Spanish), Creator/MarioCastaneda (Mexican Spanish)²²There are warriors who become great for their strength, cunning, or skill with arms. Others simply refuse to die. Urgot, once a great soldier of Noxus, may constitute a case in support of the latter. Prone to diving headlong into enemy battle lines, Urgot sowed chaos throughout the enemy ranks, often sustaining grievous injuries in the process.²²When his body was unable to weather further abuse, the crippled Urgot was delegated to the position of High Executioner of Noxus. By this time, his hands had been ruined and he could barely walk. Scythe-like grafts affixed to his maimed limbs served to carry out his bloody work.²Urgot finally met his end at what should have been his finest hour. Because of his military background, he often accompanied detachments into foreign territory to carry out judgment. After ambushing an enemy force, Jarvan IV, Crown Prince of Demacia, fell into the clutches of Urgot's division. Too far from Noxus to risk transporting their prize for ransom, Urgot prepared to dispose of their captive. At the final moment, however, Garen led the Dauntless Vanguard to intervene, and Urgot was cut in two by the zealous warrior as he scrambled to free his Prince.²In recognition of his service, the executioner's remains were remanded to the Bleak Academy for reanimation. However, a lifetime of abuse had left his body in a catastrophic state, proving problematic to the necromancers' craft. Professor Stanwick Pididly, the prevailing scholar of Zaun, offered a solution. Within Pididly's laboratories, a nightmarish new body was forged for Urgot.²²Now, as much machine as man, with necromantic energies coursing through his metal veins, Urgot searches for the man who ended his life.²²Urgot is a Unique champion who dominates his lane with his extreme damage and bullying potential early on, but transitions into more of a utility tank later in the game. His passive, ''Zaun-Touched Bolt Augmenter'', causes Urgot's basic attacks to reduce the damage their target deals for a few seconds. With his first ability, ''Acid Hunter'', Urgot fires a bladed missile in a target direction, damaging and applying his passive to the first target it hits. This ability has an extremely short cooldown and mana cost, allowing it to used repeatedly. His second ability, ''Terror Capacitor'', protects Urgot with a damage-absorbing shield. While the shield holds, Urgot's basic attacks and ''Acid Hunter'' slow targets they hit. His third ability, ''Noxian Corrosive Charge'', launches an acid bomb to a target location, dealing damage-over-time and reducing the armor of all enemies inside for a few seconds. Additionally, if Urgot holds his cursor over an enemy afflicted by the acid, his ''Acid Hunter'' missiles will lock onto the target, ignoring all other units and flying directly at them from a humongous range. With his ultimate ability, ''Hyper-Kinetic Position Reverser'', Urgot targets a nearby enemy champion and, after a brief channel, swaps his position with theirs, slowing them and fearing all enemies around the location he teleported to. Additionally, for a few seconds after swapping, Urgot takes reduced damage from all sources.²²Urgot's alternate skins include [[GiantEnemyCrab Giant Enemy Crabgot]], [[TheButcher Butcher Urgot]], and [[RobotMe Battlecast Urgot]].²----²²* ArmCannon: Also a SwissArmyWeapon; It shoots bolts of green stuff, canisters of more green stuff, and green missiles which home towards targets hit by the canisters of green stuff.²* AscendedMeme: Someone made a joke post on Reddit about an [[http://dd.reddit.com/r/leagueoflegends/comments/2t2y96/2017_urgot_rework_is_released/?sort=confidence Urgot rework in 2017]]. In this rework, Urgot's new lore was "Urgot has a dark, secret past." Then on [[http://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/news/game-updates/patch/patch-55-notes#patch-urgot patch 5.5]], Riot buffs Urgot, and guess what they said about him?²* TheBerserker: Was one of these until Garen chopped his hand off [[DeadlyDodging while he was attempting to dislodge his axe from a tree that wasn't Garen]].²* BodyHorror: Being crippled with countless injuries over a long time-frame didn't help his physique. Being cut in half, killed, possibly mutilated further, and stitched back together with [[{{Magitek}} techmaturgy]] didn't either.²* ButtMonkey: As far as the fandom is concerned, Urgot is a variation of this, if people draws an art of him, it'd be about how he's ignored by everyone else. If there are comments about ignored champions towards Riot, you can bet that Urgot will be mentioned, moreso than other ignored ones like Poppy. His currently not-at-all-pretty look is also a factor, it seems. Also, lore-wise, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday Garen didn't seem to remember cutting him off]] so he's like reduced to an UnknownRival.²* CursedWithAwesome: He's bristling with tons of incredibly dangerous and powerful weaponry and is far deadlier than he was in his berserker days, but the extreme, neverending agony he's in is a pretty significant downside.²* CrutchCharacter: Subverted. While Urgot is hard to catch up with if he loses his lane badly, it turns out the huge amount of armor penetration on his kit makes him amazing at killing targets he can nail with his grenade, especially tanks. ²* {{Cyborg}}: A hideous, weaponized cyborg of different body parts in constant agony and rage. Before was cut in half and as High Executioner, he also had several weapon attachments to replace his missing body parts.²* {{Determinator}}: It's explicitly stated by Stanwick Pididly that all other attempts at creating cyborgs like him ended in the death of the subject and that the only reason Urgot is still alive is because of his immense, all-consuming hatred for Demacia in general and Garen specifically.²-->"''There are warriors who become great for their strength, cunning, or skill with arms. Others simply refuse to die.''"²* {{Expy}}: Of Yagrum Bagarn, the corpus-infected Dwemer from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. [[ComicBook/XMen Mojo]] also comes to mind.²* FateWorseThanDeath: Urgot considers his reanimation this; given the agony he's obviously in, it makes perfect sense why. He doesn't completely hate it, however -- not as long as he's still alive to get his revenge on Garen.²* GiantEnemyCrab: Giant Enemy Crabgot²* {{Gonk}}: See JigglePhysics²* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Garen got him with a sword. Twice.²* JigglePhysics: '''[[FanDisservice UGH.]]'''²* LeeroyJenkins: This was essentially his job prior to his first disfigurement.²* MacrossMissileMassacre: If you get locked on with the acid, expect a lot of Missile Hunters to fly at your face.²* MightyGlacier: Fairly slow and cumbersome, but can waste anything he sets his sights on, not to mention being naturally bulky and benefiting from a fairly tanky build. Something of a misconception: Urgot is actually FASTER than the majority of AD carries (base 335 movement speed where most of them have only 325 or 330) but feels slower due to his shorter autoattack range (425, by far the shortest of any of them). This forces him to do a lot more running and get much closer than is generally safe for an AD carry to attack if he can't get his Acid Hunter locked, which is why he's more often built as a semi-bruiser.²* MissileLockOn: Once you're hit by a Corrosive Charge, locked-on Acid Hunters can hit you from anywhere; good movement prediction allows Urgot players to hit targets they can't even see anymore.²* MyGreatestFailure: On the part of the developers, who almost uniformly consider his mechanics ([[MasterOfNone ranged-DPS-mage-tank hybrid]]) the most muddled thing they ever made. A few adjustments helped him find a stronger place in the game. He was Riot's first attempt to integrate some of the more advanced ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfNewerth HoN]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]]'' abilities: his ultimate ability causes him to swap places with an enemy. Of course the ''[=HoN=]'' version comes on a support champion while Urgot is a ranged damage dealer and has no reason to even want to plant himself into the middle of the enemy team. The [=DotA=] version can also be used on anyone, friend ''or'' foe. After much confusion the community declared him useless and he stayed that way for a while. Then they realized that his early and mid-game damage was absolutely staggering and that a lane with Urgot was a lane that essentially belonged to his team and that his late-game damage was still pretty impressive, plus his ult made for excellent ganks, tower dive thwarts, and initiations. Mind you, he only got better after removing quite a bit of the "mage" aspect he had on release by changing his missiles from magical attacks into physical attacks.²** However, the developers still consider him a failure. While nowadays he's much more effective and playable than what he was at the beggining, Urgot is still a very niche character whose only strong point is bullying opponent during lane, as late game he can't deal noticeable damage. He's slated for a rework to make him less binary. ²* ThePowerOfHate: A letter to the Journal of Justice enquired why Professor Pididly hadn't begun mass-producing Urgot-like killing machines. Pididly replied that no other subjects had shown the necessary mental fortitude for the cyborgization/reanimation process to work, theorizing that "Urgot’s raw hatred is what keeps him alive, even battling back from behind the jaws of death."²* {{Revenge}}: His outright purpose for joining the League as shown in his League Judgement, on Garen.²* SpamAttack: Acid Hunters is not an ability made to be cast merely once. A MissileLockOn with his Corrosive Charge ability will make doing so much easier for you.²* UnstoppableRage: This is the sole thing that gives him the resolve needed to stay alive.²* WeCanRebuildHim: We have the techmaturgy.²* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Urgot sure doesn't, and he's quick to remind you of just how painful his immortality is. Mind you, that doesn't mean [[DeathSeeker he wants to die]] -- at least, not before [[{{Revenge}} avenging the necessity of his new life against Garen]].²* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He may be a monster, both inside and out, but with most of his lines expressing how painful his immortality is, it's hard not to feel a ''little'' sorry for him. On the other hand, lore outright states that the current in-universe theory by Urgot's creator for why Urgot is able to live in constant agony while all other attempts to create similar projects have failed is because of his all-consuming hatred and desire to kill Garen.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Warwick, The Blood Hunter]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/warwick_original.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:307:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/2/2a/Warwick_Select.ogg Let's make this fun.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Brian Sommer (English), José Ángel Fuentes (European Spanish)²²->''"Eventually the beast catches up with all of us."''²²A ruthless manhunter employed by the amoral scientists of Zaun to bring them human test subjects, Warwick bit off more than he could chew when he asked his friend Singed to create a potion that would allow him to surpass his human limitations in his hunting. To obtain the final ingredient, the heart of a celestial being, Warwick set his sights on Soraka the Starchild of Ionia, befriending her and tricking her into losing her immortality. Although he stabbed her, she drove him off with her powers, leaving him disfigured and disgraced. Enraged and desperate, he returned to Singed and demanded the incomplete potion, which transformed him into a vicious wolf-man form. While he exalted in the power the tranformation gave him, he began to lose control of himself, succumbing to the vicious beast instincts of his new body. Now he is faced with a race against time, to slay Soraka and consume her heart to stabilise his transformation before he loses his last traces of self and becomes nothing more than a slavering beast.²²Warwick is a Diver champion who specializes in sustaining himself as he fights while he picks off and mauls a target of his choice. His passive, ''Eternal Thirst'', makes his basic attacks deal bonus damage and heal Warwick for a small amount of health, with these effects stacking up to three times if he keeps attacking the same target. With his first ability, ''Hungering Strike'', Warwick slashes a nearby opponent with his claws, damaging them based on their maximum health and healing himself for a percentage of the damage dealt. His second ability, ''Hunter's Call'', lets out a bloodthirsty howl that grants Warwick an attack speed bonus and half that bonus to all nearby allies. His third ability, ''Blood Scent'', is a toggled ability that reveals all enemy champions with less than half health in a large area around Warwick and grants him a movement speed bonus if any enemies are revealed this way, but lets the affected targets know Warwick is near. With his ultimate abillity, ''Infinite Duress'', Warwick jumps to a nearby enemy champion, keeping them completely immobilized as he savagely mauls them for a brief duration, damaging them and healing himself for a percentage of the damage dealt.²²Warwick's alternate skins include Grey Warwick, [[PaperThinDisguise Urf the Manatee]], [[TheBigBadWolf Big Bad Warwick]], Tundra Hunter Warwick, Feral Warwick, [[PlayingWithFire Firefang Warwick]], [[TheHyena Hyena Warwick]], and [[BlackKnight Marauder Warwick]].²----²²* AxCrazy: He doesn't just hunt out of necessity, it's obvious he enjoys it thoroughly.²-->''"It's only fun if they run!"''²* BlessedWithSuck: His transformation has turned him into an amazing hunter, but he's at risk of losing his sanity every passing day.²* {{Expy}}: Of Strygwyr the Bloodseeker, the demon-orc hybrid wearing wolf pelts from ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients''.²* {{Foil}}: To Ahri. Warwick is a human who gained a wolf form, and enjoys the merciless cruelty he can inflict on others, even though he is slowly losing his sanity due to the wolf form. Ahri is a fox who gained a human form, who intends on atoning for her past life after gaining a conscience that came with the human form.²* GeniusBruiser: Warwick is a very intelligent and cunning hunter, setting up a very clever plan to ensnare Soraka, but the threat of losing his human intelligence is hanging over his head like the Sword of Damocles. In his old lore he was a brilliant alchemist who apprenticed Singed.²* HealingFactor: He's one of few junglers that can consistently keep his health high throughout his entire clearing route.²* TheHyena: Hyena Warwick. Naturally in fitting with this trope, he also has a more crazed laugh that he does a lot more.²* InjuredVulnerability: Press "E" to turn on Blood Scent and reveal low-health enemies and increase your own movement speed. Though they are now aware that you're in the area, that's alright, because [[AxCrazy it's only fun if they run!]]²* {{Jerkass}}: 'Asshole' is probably too nice a word to describe Warwick even before his transformation. See [[NightmareFuel/LeagueOfLegends here]] for more details on how much of an asshole he can be, then make a guess on who's more of an asshole: Him or Singed.²* LightningBruiser: He's naturally durable and hard-hitting, but when he's stalking his prey, he can speed up greatly with Blood Scent and immediately close gaps in Infinite Duress for the kill.²* ManOnFire: Firefang Warwick²* PsychoForHire: A manhunter who specialises in acquiring "test subjects" for the mad scientists of Zaun.²* PsychoSerum: Drank a transformation elixir made by Singed, though the Psycho part comes from it being incomplete (lacking a celestial being's heart) and thus unstable.²* {{Retcon}}: Was originally a brilliant chemist that apprenticed Singed that was transformed into a werewolf by Soraka (in the old lore).²* SavageWolves: Huge, strong, and without a shred of pity.²* ScreamingWarrior: Howling, really, but close enough. Often the first thing you hear before Warwick even appears on the screen is the howl from his Blood Scent ability.²* SkillGateCharacter: Being on the low end of the IP cost spectrum makes him and Nunu a likely choice for a new player's first jungler. Warwick in has high innate sustain that makes it easy to clear camps as well as an enemy-revealing ability, both of which make him a safe choice to learn how to jungle. However, his dependence on Infinite Duress to gank means he's practically limited to ganking after level 6 (which can be bad) and in general his kit is lacking in options compared to more difficult but more versatile junglers like Jarvan IV, Lee Sin, or Elise.²** Averted when you take him top lane, however.²* SuperSenses: If you're at low health, it can trigger one of his abilities and reveal your location to him. On the other hand, it can also warn you that he's in the area.²* SuperToughness: When built fully defensive, Warwick's innate sustain makes him ''extremely'' difficult to kill, as the sustain from his passive is independent of the damage his auto attacks deal and he has arguably the single best attack speed steroid in the game. Even if he only has two or three defensive items built, Warwick can hold the line against an entire enemy team far longer than you'd expect.²* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Warwick's first lore was similar to that of Varus', being forced to defend a stronghold against hopeless odds in the Ionian Invasion (and fighting for Ionia). He drinks a potion that turned him into a werewolf and since then became a free agent to avoid being hunted down by all sides. Interestingly, this concept was revisited in his third lore, drinking an incomplete and unpredictable potion that transforms him. Only he does it of his own free will this time.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Yorick, the Gravedigger]]²[[quoteright:308:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yorick_originalloading.jpg]]²[[caption-width-right:308:[-[[http://images.wikia.com/leagueoflegends/images/1/13/Yorick_Select.ogg Death is only the beginning.]]-] ]]²²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Unknown (English), Vicente Gil (European Spanish)²²->''"Die first, then we’ll talk."''²²Hundreds of years ago, Yorick was a gravedigger on the mysterious Shadow Isles and next in line in a family who considered their jobs a sacred duty. Although he performed his task in life, he never produced an heir and died in shame. He didn't stay dead long, however, as his spirit returned to ferry souls to the next stage of the afterlife. After centuries, he started to fear that he would never redeem himself and, when he couldn't find his old body, he turned to the League for help in passing on.²²Yorick is a fighter-mage champion who makes extensive use of the summoning mechanic, continuously summoning undead creatures to help and support him in battle. All his basic abilities summon ''Ghouls'' in addition to their other effects, which have a percentage of Yorick's health and attack damage, continuously lose health and authomatically attack nearby enemies. His passive, ''Unholy Covenant'', reduces the damage Yorick takes and increases the damage of his basic attacks for each ''Ghoul'' he has out. His first ability, ''Omen of War'', increases the damage of his next basic attack and makes it summon an ''Spectral Ghoul'' that grants Yorick a movement speed bonus as long as it lives. His second ability, ''Omen of Pestilence'', summons a ''Decaying Ghoul'' at a nearby area in a violent explosion, damaging and slowing all nearby enemies. The ''Decaying Ghoul'' also emits an aura of death that slows all surrounding foes. His third ability, ''Omen of Famine'', damages a nearby enemy and heals Yorick for a percentage of the damage dealt, while also summoning a ''Ravenous Ghoul'' that attacks that target. The ''Ravenous Ghoul'' heals Yorick everytime he attacks an enemy. His ultimate ability, ''Omen of Death'', creates a ''Revenant'', a ghostly clone of a nearby ally champion or himself that Yorick can control, which has a percentage of the target's health and attack damage. Additionally, if the cloned target dies while the ''Revenant'' still lives, the ''Revenant'' will sacrifice itself to bring them back to life for a few seconds, giving them a short chance to take revenge in death.²²Yorick's alternate skins include [[{{Undertaker}} Undertaker Yorick]] and [[HeavyMetal Pentakill Yorick]].²----²²* AncestralWeapon: His shovel has been passed down his family for generations. Well, the weapon part likely only really happened with Yorick since his ancestors were all gravediggers.²* TheAtoner: Yorick has always regretted not managing to continue on his family's name. His undead state and inability to finally rest, however, eventually led him to find a way to make up for letting his family fade -- being a champion within the League.²* CrutchCharacter: Yorick can both take and dish out plenty of damage in the laning phase, but his lack of mobility and mediocre scaling with offensive stats cripple his potential afterwards. A lot of his usefulness come lategame revolves around his ultimate on your team's strongest autoattacker, with Yorick himself acting as the frontline and soaking as much damage as possible.²* CursedWithAwesome: Sure, he feels ashamed about his family dying out with him, is unable to rectify that, and can't die to end that shame, but he's still a hulking immortal who can summons ghouls. And now he uses that within the League of Legends.²* DarkIsNotEvil: He just wanted to finally pass out of this world. Unable to do that, he decides to bring his family's name back into the light by being a champion.²* {{Expy}}: His Pentakill skin makes him look like Slash.²* FateWorseThanDeath: Yorick, after reaching undeath somehow, ferried souls in the haunted Shadow Isle in the hopes he would at some point fulfill a quota from a legend to let him ascend. He did that to no avail for centuries. Funnily enough, being afflicted by his GameBreakingBug would probably be a FateWorseThanDeath also.²* GameBreakingBug: It was possible for someone resurrected by his ult to keep dying every second, so people could have over a hundred deaths even if they were swimming in the summoning pool.²* GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath[=/=]SupernaturalGoldEyes: An undead gravedigger would fit these tropes, wouldn't he?²* GradualGrinder: He's a summoner type, so it should go without saying that sustained damage is where he shines. Though he has a very simple counter to his abilities (kill his summons, cripple his damage and tankiness all at once), his potential damage output is positively staggering if left unattended, as is often the case in a chaotic teamfight.²* HeavyMetal: Is the bassist of the Pentakill band, with Mordekaiser, Sona, Olaf, and Karthus.²* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: Referenced in the names of his abilities.²* MagicKnight: He's very resilient because otherwise he wouldn't live long enough for his damage to make a difference. He has to get in close and bash someone to summon his most damaging ghoul because otherwise [[CompetitiveBalance his resilience wouldn't be put to the test.]]²* MeaningfulName: His last name is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memento_mori Mori]]. As for his first name, [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} where else have we seen a Yorick in a graveyard setting?]]²* MyGreatestFailure: The reason he's a champion is because he felt ashamed that he died without an heir, letting his family's cemetary and their traditions fall from memory. Champions, though, are quite famous.²* {{Necromancer}}: He summons ghouls out of the ground. However, it isn't explained how a gravedigger in life (and in undeath for centuries as well) got these powers. The Journal of Justice explicitly considers it necromancy, dealing with how necromancy is outlawed for summoners -- only for summoners though, as the champions are apparently perfectly free to use it. A more likely explanation is that the ghouls aren't necessarily undead. Yorick is a gravedigger, meaning he's constantly around the dead, even moreso in his undeath state. It would make sense that ghouls started to follow him around simply because they knew when he was done there would be a fresh meal in the dirt. Centuries past and the ghouls made sort of a symbotic relationship with Yorick. He's not summoning undead, he's calling his pets in for a meal.²** Alternatively, Yorick could simply have a GrandfatherClause. After all, he's been an immortal undead with necromantic powers for ''centuries'' at this point. If he had these powers when he was alive, then Yorick would have been a necromancer since the first Rune War.²* OddFriendship: Is the bassist in a band with Sona, Karthus, and Mordekaiser, and Olaf.²* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: No legs, spindly arms, and teeth. Lots and lots of teeth.²* RevenantZombie: Fits all the characteristics (no obvious major physical deterioration, retained intelligence and memories, driven by a single all-important purpose), though it's up in the air whether he's actually a true zombie or something else.²* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Obviously, "[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Alas, poor Yorick.]]"²* ShovelStrike: His WeaponOfChoice is his family shovel.²* TokenGoodTeammate: Of the Shadow Isles champions. While he seems more [[TrueNeutral neutral]] than good, Yorick is very laid back compared to his fellow Isles residents and is the only one to have a sympathetic (and fully explained) backstory. The altars on the Twisted Treeline reflect this, with the [[SealedEvilInACan eastern altar]] treating him like a hired laborer rather than an ally and the [[SealedGoodInACan western altar]] granting him sympathy while it condemns the other Shadow Isles champions.²* TheUndead: He's not exactly dead, but he sure isn't alive anymore.²* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Yorick finding himself alive on the Shadow Isles didn't make him think "I could do something with this immortality." He just acted as a ferryman for the souls on the Shadow Isles since he thought that would allow him to go past the place he was.²[[/folder]]²----

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