To add some preface, I would like to clarify a few things. First off, the thread title was meant to grab attention, and there's still plenty of time to see his lore tweaked. Next, I'm not here to nit-pick; not about his visuals, gameplay, skills, voice, or his new character change. I'm not going to compare or contrast him to other champions (remakes, lore, or otherwise). So lets keep this clean and constructive. Riot is FAR more likely to take us seriously if we offer constructive criticism and open-minded feedback as opposed to pointing fingers.
I'm here to voice my concerns that a serious part of Trundle's character progression is being overlooked. Trundle is a fleshed out character (no rotting puns please) who has a devoted fanbase, and an excellent story of origin. His departure and conflict in Freljord should be welcomed as part of something bigger that's coming to the lore of the League-o-verse.
So to clarify, there is nothing wrong with his change. In fact, change is great! Seeing Trundle progress into a new character arc is a great way to go. The problem here is not that he's developing into the role of the ice-wielding Troll King, the problem is that his original origins are being trashed.
I firmly believe that the chance for progressing his character further is being overlooked. Trundle could potentially be one of the few champions in the League who not only finds resolution, but is able to move into a brand new character arc into even more exciting conflict! I don't know about you, but that sounds fantastic to me.
If we happen to get a red response (or just anyone who is able to answer -- and would appreciate sources as well), I think Trundle fans would like to know exactly what it is in Trundle's lore that provided such a challenge to adapt him toward his change. I do believe people would like to explore these options in order to root out the problem, and analyzing these questions could help give us an answer in and of itself:
So, what makes Trundle's lore so difficult to transition him into this new role?
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