Creative Design AMA - Vi, the Piltover Enforcer

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Harrow

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01-08-2013
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Let's do an AMA for Vi, everybody. If you have queries about her personality or background, I'll be answering questions posted over the next...21 hours. Hit me!

Here's some lore up in your grill:

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To Vi, every problem is just another brick wall to punch through with her gigantic hextech gauntlets. Though she grew up on the wrong side of the law, Vi now uses her criminal know-how to serve Piltover's police force. Vi's brash attitude, abrasive humor, and blatant refusal to follow orders can often infuriate her by-the-books partner, Caitlyn. But even the sheriff of Piltover cannot deny that Vi is an invaluable asset in the fight against crime.

As a child growing up in the lawless outskirts of Piltover, Vi learned to rob and cheat to get by. Stealing and stripping hextech hardware gave her the skills of a master mechanic, while life on the streets taught her self-reliance. When she was six, a ragtag group of criminals took a shine to the young delinquent and brought her into their fold. By the time Vi was eleven, she had become a seasoned accomplice, and she relished the thrill of every heist.

Vi’s attitude changed when a raid on a mining facility went bad. She was forced to decide between fleeing with her crew and trying to save the innocent mine workers from a collapsed tunnel. Vi chose to play the hero. While searching for a way to free the mine workers from the rubble, she discovered a damaged robotic mining rig. Improvising, she wrenched off its huge fists and modified them into makeshift hextech gauntlets. Fitting the heavy weapons to her tiny hands, the young girl flexed her arm and threw a powered punch at the rubble. The force of the blow blasted away the rock. With the workers free to escape, Vi fled the scene.

After that job gone wrong, Vi severed her connection to the crew. She returned to a life of solitary crime, but stole only from other criminals. As the years went by, Vi modified and improved her hextech fists, allowing her to bust up heists and snatch loot with ease. Eventually, word of her notoriety reached Caitlyn, the famed Sheriff of Piltover. Rather than seek Vi’s arrest, Caitlyn offered the criminal a way to pay her debt to society: work for the law in Piltover. Vi laughed. To her, a job that let her beat up crooks without forcing her to run from the cops sounded perfect. She immediately accepted. Caitlyn now struggles to keep Vi in line, and Vi treats Caitlyn’s orders as mere suggestions, but when they work together, they are feared by all lawbreakers in Piltover.

“It’s a shame. I’ve got two fists, but you’ve only got one face.” – Vi


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01-08-2013

Does she lift?


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Mirana Arashi

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01-08-2013

Hi Harrow , thanks for doing this AMA!

I was wondering , If It's isn't too rude to ask.. Does Vi like girls? Since she's somehow tomboyish.


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Hellioning

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01-08-2013

How many buddy cop movies did you watch before you came up with her and her interactions with Cait?


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Deadmond

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01-08-2013

What's the story behind the tattooed/scarred VI on her face?


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Enterti

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01-08-2013

Will Vi's login music be the new standard for champion releases, and if not why?


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red3221

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01-08-2013

Was she inspired from borderlands at all? Or was it just the steampunk theme you were aiming for?


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Fox

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01-08-2013

Is it true that this is what inspired you to name her Vi? SO DEEP!
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2922031


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Tact

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01-08-2013

Does Vi's experience in the shadier side of Piltover give her any indication of who Caitlyn's archnemesis "C" might be?

Was Vi already really good at punching before she found/modified her gauntlets, or did she just get really used to them? Did she have a different weapon of choice before them?


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Zerglinator

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01-08-2013

Finally!!!

What does Vi think of yordles?
Does Vi know anything about "C"?
What does Vi think of Jayce?
What DOES Vi stand for?
Is there any plan to duplicate/mass produce Vi's gloves?
What does Vi think of Orianna?
Does Vi dislike Zaun like other residents of Piltover?
And finally (for now), is that hair a natural color in Runeterra?


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