I've always felt like this especially for Heimerdinger and Maokai, though is there a specific reason you guys mention realistic elements/behavior when designing or living up to a playstyle or theme, I mean this is a game not reality, is there an explanation?
That said, I'd say this is an interesting read, I have read the previous threads as well so I recognized you. :y
Riot's new champs are getting more and more thematically linked as a whole. Probably the best example now is Vi. She's a badass female rebel who's all about punching things with her giant fists. Her visuals scream punching, her kit is full of punching, and I think as soon as you hear the log-in music you'll understand how complete of a character she is.
Though I feel like Riot should rework older concepts to fit together more thematically.
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