Shen debate

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VoidBro

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01-26-2011

Shen is by far one of my favourite champions and is without a doubt one of the best tanks in the game. However lore wise, its kind of... whats that word; trash.
A Ninja that draws enemy fire? Come on.
And even worse; Shadow Dash. Shadow usually means hidden or cloaked but no, not this shadow.
Just saying that any future champions Riot makes, please think a bit more on the lore side.


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spectrevk

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01-26-2011

He moves quickly through the shadows, closing distance in an instant. Kind of like Akali's Shadow Dance. Lore-wise, I think his role and abilities are explained well enough; it's only a problem if you assume that the Triumvirate are stereotypical earth ninjas, rather than Ionian ascetics dedicated to maintaining balance.


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LOLMARINE

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01-26-2011

technically, he's not a "ninja" because his lore never uses the word "ninja" but I guess if it smells like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...


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ipleadthefif208

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01-26-2011

ninjas have multiple roles and not all of them include them running through the shadows unseen


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Cidem1324

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01-26-2011

He actually calls himself a ninja in his quotes.

I think the 3 ninjas exemplify 3 traits of being a ninja:

Akali is the assassin (for obvious reasons).
Kennin is the reconnaissance and thief (speed and swiftness).
Shen is the hidden guardian (ninjas were used to protect the shogun as well).


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VoidBro

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01-26-2011

Quote:
Originally Posted by LOLMARINE View Post
technically, he's not a "ninja" because his lore never uses the word "ninja" but I guess if it smells like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
he has the buff that calls himself a flippin' ninja.
and his quotes are as followed
■"Don't doubt the power of a ninja."
■"If light travels so fast, how come it's never caught a ninja?"


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Munchlord

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01-26-2011

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cidem1324 View Post
He actually calls himself a ninja in his quotes.

I think the 3 ninjas exemplify 3 traits of being a ninja:

Akali is the assassin (for obvious reasons).
Kennin is the reconnaissance and thief (speed and swiftness).
Shen is the hidden guardian (ninjas were used to protect the shogun as well).
this.