Other champions based off of real world stories?

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Hourendous

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09-13-2011

I know Wukong is almost a straight copy from the chinese epic Journey to the west.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Wukong the name and even weapon.

But im wondering, if any of the other champions are based off or inspired by real life literature or happenings that anyone happens to know about.


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Rallen320

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09-13-2011

i think kayle and morgana are based off michael and lucifer, but not entirely sure


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Vuther

Senior Member

09-13-2011

I suspect Brand was based off the character Surtr from Norse Mythology. The latter is a giant who is described in some sources are a black-skinned with lava crackling underneath (yep, like Brand's appearance. I don't know about the pants though, don't ask about that) who's role is to burn the world during Ragnorok, the world being set to be renewed after that (which Brand describes as being his purpose in his judgement)...not to mention Lokfar which is where Brand's body came from, is clearly made to evoke vikings.


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UbberTengen

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09-20-2011

Olaf is from lokfar too.

Olaf, common name between the vikings. Note: vikings didnt use horned helmet.

His ulti is called RAGNAROK.
In nordic mythology Ragnarok (gods destiny) is the battle of the end of the world. This battle will be between the gods leaded by Odin and the jotuns leaded by Loki. Not only the gods will perish but also giants and monsters, this battle will be the end of the universe.

The skin Glacial Olaf is an ice giant.

Ashe, her skins "sherwood" Ashe is a reference to robin hood.

Those are the ones i rembermber.


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Mädchen

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09-21-2011

There are references literally everywhere in their basic lore, if you look.

Nasus and Renek are Egyptian Gods, for example.

Malzahar may or may not be based off of a famous seer in the Dune series of books.

Kog'Maw may or may not also be a reference to said books.

Those are just for starters. They really are everywhere if you keep your eyes open. Skins are tips of the hat to other games, quotes from WCIII abound, so on.


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SmileyDemon

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09-21-2011

Malzahar is a reference to Lovecraft


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Wiseman Silo

Senior Member

09-21-2011

Almost every champion is straight riped off and coppied from something. I've seen very few original ideas. That isnt' a bad thing mind you. Sometimes things are popular for a reason.

Ashe:Sylvanas (Phreak admited this when i talked to him in person)
Alistar: Thrall
Taric: WC3 Paladins
Jarvin: Arthus
Cho'Gath: Violator from spawn
Dr.Mundo: Dr.Jekel and Mr Hyde
Nocturne: WC3 Shade
Blitz and Rumble look like they're a reskined Shredder from WC3.
Master Yi: Blademaster from WC3

Who ever doesn't have a specific character attached to them is usually just a generic theme

Brand: Fire elemental
Zilean: Time Wizard
The 3 ninjas: Ninjas


The list goes on. I can't name what all of them are but i could do most but thats 70+ champions to list and thats just to big of a post.


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CARDBOARDWARRIOR

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09-21-2011

Lee Sin's protest during the Ionia vs Noxus deal was inspired by the legendary Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc's self-immolation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thich_Quang_Duc


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SigmorTheSilent

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09-21-2011

why does everyone forget the most obvious one. Vayne is Batman.
Then there is the fact Galio is from mid-evil lore towards the points of Gargoyles on buildings. and Fiddlesticks comes from a Spanish myth, but i cannot remember the name of it.
Also Gangplank is Blackbeard.


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Wiseman Silo

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09-21-2011

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sigmor27 View Post
why does everyone forget the most obvious one. Vayne is Batman
Vayne isn't batman. Vayne is Van Helsing


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