@RIOT If Finales Funkeln must be changed here's a list of other things too.

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Gary the Grand

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08-01-2012

Tibbers - inside joke at RIOT, not a word known to anyone. change it.

Annie Hastur - obscure Cthulu mythos reference better change that. change it.

Conflagration - Word many have little to no experience with, many do not know the exact nature of what the word means. change it.

Pyroclasm - Not a word. change it.

piltover - made up word. change it.

Miasma - Reference to greek mythology, barely anyone knows it's history or meaning. Change it.

Cho'gath - Made up word. Change it.

Vorpal spikes - word created by Lewis Carroll to describe a sword. Most do not know this. Change it.

Essense Flux - flux is an uncommon words with a variety of uses includeing flows, melting and fuseing, etc. most do not know it's real meaning. Change it.

Riposte - French word for a type of parried attack in fenceing. Most do not know what this word means. Change it.

Idol of Durand - Not a real word, not immediately obvious to the player. Change it.

Gragas the Rabble Rouser - the vast majoraty have little to no idea what exactally a rabble rouser is. Change it.

True Grit - reference to an old western film, many may not get the reference. Change it.

Techmaturgical Repair bots - Techmaturgical is not a word and takes many people a long moment to even read let alone pronounce. Change it.

Zephyr - older english word for the west wind or a gentle breeze. Most do not know it's meaning, some don't understand pronounciation. Change it.

Golden Aegis - the shield or Breastplate of Zeus. Most do not get the reference. The vast majoraty pronounce it incorrectly. Change it.

Mantra - Word commonly used in hinduism sung as an incantation or prayer. Most do not know what it means. Change it.

Requiem - a mass for the dead, also often musical. Most do not know the meaning of this word. Change it.

Null Sphere - Null meaning a measure of zero or something without value. Most do not know the meaning of the word. Change it.

Katarina/Cassiopeia Du Couteau - Du Couteau is something very few know how to pronounce and is french for "of the knife" This is something many do not know. Change it.

Shunpo - reference to a teqnique from the show Bleach, it is japanese for "flash steps". Many people do not know the reference or what it means. Change it.

Kayle the judicator - A word some do not fully understand the meaning of. Change it.

Holy Fervor - Fervor meaning either an earnestness of feeling or intense heat. Most do not know the meaning of the word. Change it.

Slicing Maelstrom - Maelstrom, being a violent whirlpool not only does not fit a character themed off electricity, not water, but is also something most do not know the meaning of. Change it.

Icanthian surprise - Not a real word, and has no meaning beyond a race of elven creatures designed on a website in 2003 and earlier. Change it.

Emilia LeBlanc - reference to a final fantasy character with the same name whom used illusions. also french for "The white" Another reference to a mathematician, Sophie Germain, who used the name M. LeBlanc to attend a university despite women in her times were not allowed to do so. Little to noone knows the references and few pronounce it right. Change it.

Tempest - a violent windstorm, especially one with rain, hail, or snow, or a disturbance or tumult. Most do not know it's meaning. Change it.

Zenith blade - Zenith: the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer, is a word almost noone knows. Change it.

Null Zone - Same issues and Null Sphere. Change it.

Malefic Visions - Malefic meaning having or exerting a malignant influence, or, evil; malicious is a word basically noone knows the meaning of. Change it.

Vengeful Maelstrom - Same issues as Slicing Maelstrom, does not fit the characters theme as he doesn't involve water, most don't know the meaning. Change it.

Undertow - Undertow, a strong underwater current flowing away from the shore, or, a thought of feeling contrary to what seems strongest. This is not only something most have no clue as to it's meaning. But also doesn't fit what it is. Change it.

Ragnarok - Ragnarok, the final confrontation between gods and giants. The final destruction of the world. most people do not know it's exact meaning. Change it.

Command: Dissonance - Dissonance, inharmonious or harsh sound, incongruity or disagreement. Most people do not know the meaning of the word. Change it.

Aegis protection - Same issue as golden aegis. Change it.

Aegis of Zeonia - Same issue as the previous aegis skills. Change it.

Paragon of Demacia - Paragon, Someone of excellent merit, or an unusually large pearl. Most don't know the exact meaning of this word. Change it.

Powerball - A type of lottery competition in the United States. People could get the two confused. Change it.

Cull the Meek - Cull meaning to collect, gather or pluck, and Meek, meaning deficient in spirit and courage. Most do not know the meanings of these words. Change it.

Dominus - Roman title for a master or lord. Most do not know what this word means. Change it.

Spell flux - same issue as with essence flux. Change it.

Sejuani the Winter's wrath - Most are not initially certain how to pronounce Sejuani with her Nordic influences. Change it.

vorpal blade - Same issues as with Vorpal Spikes. Change it.

Ricochet - French word meaning to rebound at least once from a surface. It's foreign origin could potentially confuse players to it's meaning. Change it.

Hymm of Valor - Hymm, a religious song or poem and Valor, a coldness or determination. Many do not know the exact meaning of these words. Change it.

Power Chord - Chord, a combination of three or more pitches sounded simultaniously. This is something many do not know the exact meaning of, and it impossible with the in game mechanics. Change it.

Aria of Perseverance - Aria, a long accompanied song for a solo voice, something many do not know the meaning of. Change it.

Song of Celerity - Celerity, swiftness fo movement. Is not a word many people know the meaning of. Change it.

Crescendo - Crescendo meaning the peak of a gradual increase. A term not many outside of music know the exact meaning of. Change it.

Consecration - the act os consecrating; dedication to the service and worship of a deity. this is a word not many know the meaning of. Change it.

Infuse - to inbue, steep, or soak. A word some do not know. Change it.

Astral Blessing - Astral, noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body, or proceeding from the star, is a word not many know. Change it.

Decrepify - Not a real word. Corruption of the word Decrepid. Change it.

Nevermove - Reference to Edgar Allen Poe. People may not get the reference. Change it.

Ravenous Flock - Ravenous, famished or voracious. A word many may not know the exact meaning of. Change it.

Radiance - the quality or state of being radiant, emitting heat or light. Many may not know the exact meaning. change it.

Noxious trap - Noxious, harmful or poisonous. Many may not know the meaning of the word. Change it.

Camouflage - The disguiseing of military personnel, equiptment, etc by painting or covering them to blend with surroundings. Many may not know the meaning of the French based word. Change it.

Expunge - To strike of blot out. Many may not know the meaning. Change it.

Udyr - Udyr means "Beast" in Norweigan and is also the name of a producer at RIOT. Almost noone knows the meaning or reference. Change it.

Hyper-Kinetic Position Reverser - Hyper-Kinetic isn't a thing. Change it.

Blighted Quiver - Blighted, or infect, spoil, harm. Most do not know the meaning of the word. Change it.

Baleful Strike - Baleful Threatening harm, menaceing. Most do not know it's meaning. Change it.

Event Horizon - Reference to a functioning part of a black hole. Many will not get the reference. Change it.

Sanguine Pool - Bloody red, or cheerfully optimistic. Most do not know it's exact meaning. plus the variety of meanings could confuse a player. Change it.

Hemoplague - Not a real word.Too close to hemophage a fictional disease from another franchise. Change it.

Infinite Duress - Duress, a compulsion by threat or force. Most do not know the meaning of this word. Change it.

Wukong, the Monkey King - Reference to a mythological figure of Chinese decent. Many will not get the reference. Change it.

Nimbus Strike - Nimbus, a shining cloud sometimes surrounding a deity on earth. Many will not knwo the meaning of this word. Change it.

Ascended Form - Ascend, go up or climb, to the summit of. Many will not know the meaning of this word and it's meaning "Go up form" Does not make sense. Change it.

Arcanopulse - not a thing. Change it.

Arcane barrage - barrage, a heavy curtain of artilery fire. Many will not know the meaning of the word. Change it.

Audacious charge - Audacious or extremely bold or daring. Many will not know the meaning of the word. Change it.
References:

Ahri:
Dance is a reference to Run Devil Run, a Korean pop song.
reference to the nine tails fox of East Asian mythology.

Akali:
Dance is a reference to Beyonces Single ladies.
Joke is a reference of criticism tword matchmaking.
Classic skin resembles Jade form Mortal Kombat.
Silverfang resembles Smoke.
Stinger resembles main character from Kill Bill.
Cimson resembles Taki from Soul Calibur.
Blood moon wears a mask worn at the Japanese Nok Theatre.

Alistar:
Alistar in old english means protector.
"Mess wiht the bull and you get the horns" could be a reference to the breakfast club.
The Matador skin is a reference to Ferdinand the Bull.
longhonr may be a reference to the Cowboy of Moo Mesa.
Golden may be a reference to the biblical golden calf.

Amumu:
Icon for Bandage toss is a refence to Spiderman.
Dance is a reference to South Park which is in turn a parody of Peanuts.
Emumu splash has parody references to bands in the background.
Little Knight is a reference to the King Arthur myth.
Sad Robot could be a reference to Marvin the Paranoid Android or Chibi Robot.

Anivia:
anivia is derived form LAtin meaning Snow white.
Dance is the chiken dance.
Quote at the end of her lore is a reference to Fire & Ice.
Hextech resembles Clockwerk from the Cly Cooper franchise.

Annie:
Annie is the name of a producers girlfirend and she has a teddy bear named Tibbers.
Last name is a reference to Cthulu mythos.
red Riding is a reference to Little red riding hood.
Wonderland is an Alice in Wonderland reference.

Ashe:

Dance is a reference to Alizee's J'en Ai Marre!
Joke is a reference to Qilliam tell.
Sherwood is a reference to robin Hood.
Woad references medival picts tribes.
Queen is a lore reference.
Amethyst is likly a reference to Amethystos, a maigen changed to amethyst in Greek Mythos.
Woad Art resembles Guinevere from the 2004 King Arthur Movie.

Blitzcrank:
Dance is a reference ot the Macerena.
name could reference Blitzkrieg. A German tactic in WW2.
lore is similar to the Bicentenial Man.
"Exterminate" references Doctor Who.
"A rolling golem gathers no rust" is a play on "A rolling stone gathers no moss."
Boom Boom have LOL and PWN on the gloves.

Brand:
Brand is the Danish, Dutch, German and Swedish word for "blaze/fire", "burning" and "burned".
Brand may have been inspired by the fire giant Surtr of Norse mythology
Brand's line "Some say this world will end in fire" is a reference to the poem Fire and Ice by Robert Frost.
Vandal Brand is a reference to Ghostrider
Cryocore Brand strongly resembles Mr. Freeze from the Batman franchise.

Caitlyn:
The "Meet the long gun of the law" quote refers to the phrase "Long Arm of the Law", which Caitlyn puts in a more fitting way for her.
Caitlyn's "Wanna see a hat trick?" quote is a sports term
Caitlyn's "Boom. Headshot." quote is a reference to the mockumentary Pure Pwnage
The Safari Caitlyn skin is a reference to not only African Safaris, but to the web browser Safari as well. This is in relation with Explorer Ezreal, Chrome Rammus, and Foxfire Ahri.

Cassiopeia:
Katarina's quote about Cassiopeia is a direct reference to Lady Macbeth's description of how Macbeth should be: "...look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't" (I.v.65-66).
Cassiopeia is a constellation in the northern sky, listed by the 2nd century Greek astronomer Ptolemy.
Her ability Miasma may refer to Greek mythology, where miasma is a contagious power that has an independent life of its own.
Cassiopeia is heavily based on Medusa, a Gorgon from Greek mythology.
Cassiopeia's dance is the "Weeping Willow" dance, a style of liquid dancing.
Cassiopeia's line, "You found me beautiful, once." may be a reference to the movie Army of Darkness
Cassiopeia's picking speech refer to same words of Lady Deathstrike in "X-Men The Animated Series", when Wolverine asks what has she done to herself and she reply same as Cassiopeia.
Cassiopeia's taunt, "Let me help shuffle off your mortal coil." is a reference to Hamlet
Cassiopeia's alternate taunt "You think I'm a freak; let me get on your level" is a tribute to Rioter Phreak's line "Get on my level."

Cho'gath:
Cho'Gath's name is likely derived from "Shoggoth," an otherworldly monster from the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
Cho'Gath's dance is the same as Mickey Mouse's dance in Disney's Fantasmic! show at Disneyland.
Cho'Gath's icon for Feast shows an inner maw, similar to that of the aliens/xenomorphs from the Alien films.
He may be inspired by a monster from the popular movie series Godzilla as Cho'Gath looks similiar to the 1st form of Destroyah.
Cho'Gath bears more than just a passing resemblance to the characters Malebogia and Violator from the Spawn franchise.
"Ah, the tangled webs we weave..." is a reference to a similar line from the epic poem Marmion, written by the Scottish poet and author Sir Walter Scott.
When Cho'Gath uses his Feast, he will sometimes exclaim "Omnomnomnom." It is a direct reference to the Cookie Monster, a character from the kids' show, Sesame Street.
The line "I'll bite your legs off!" is a direct reference to British comedy group Monty Python's movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail
One of Gentleman Cho'Gath's lines is similar to Dudley's, from Street Fighter
The line "It's funny isn't it? How your best friend can just blow up like that." is a direct quote from the sketch "Mrs. ****erbaiter Explodes" from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
"I like a man who grins when he fights!" is a reference to a quote spoken by Winston Churchill.
"One can survive everything, nowadays, except death", is a quote from 19th century author and poet, Oscar Wilde.
"Cake or death?" is a question asked by British comedian Eddie Izzard in his Dress to Kill DVD
"Anything less would be uncivilized." is a reference to Right Guard deodorant commercials.
Loch Ness Cho'Gath is a clear reference to the Loch Ness Monster legend.
The art for the Jurassic Cho'Gath skin is a clear reference to the end scene of Jurassic Park, in which at the end a banner falls from a museum ceiling with the words "When dinosaurs ruled the earth."

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And I've only gotten to Cho'gath. That leaves from Corki To Zyra of other champs with references. Oddities and other things that under this ideal need to be changed.

The references. The colorful creativity put into each champion is what makes LoL special above the other MOBA games otu there. if you start stripping it of this personality. Of this flavor. Then it will lose a lot of that special spark.

All these little touches, reference to books, poems, games and movies. It shows RIOT is made of people like any of us. putting their passion for all things into the passion for their own game.

I don't want League to lose it's spark. Nor do I want Lux to lose hers. Please RIOT be reasonable. Listen to the community.\


EDIT: As of today, August the first. Her ulti has been changed to Infinite Light. Let's keep this, and the other Lux polls and petitions bumped. Let RIOT see what their players think and want.

Edit: 200 upvotes; Let's keep this going everyone. Let RIOT know we liked our spark just the way it was.

Edit: 300 upvotes. Let's keep it going y'all.


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GG4eva

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08-01-2012

Someone's mad.


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Gary the Grand

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08-01-2012

No. Just a member of a community whom sees a lack of logic behind a change that doesn't need to happen.


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Xivilyn

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08-01-2012

lol


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Kormex

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08-01-2012

Upvoted just because it must have taken you a really really long time to write all that stuff.
Edit: Also you have a point.


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Junpei Tenmyouji

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08-01-2012

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Originally Posted by Gary the Grand View Post
No. Just a member of a community whom sees a lack of logic behind a change that doesn't need to happen.
Why does everyone care so much?

It's a name. I wouldn't give a **** if Riot changed Gragas' ultimate's name to "Fat man throws a giant barrel that does alot of damage and knocks back enemies", even though he's my favorite champion.


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Gary the Grand

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08-01-2012

It took a while. But it's worth it to me.


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Mesamec

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08-01-2012

The reasons are all so simplistic and idiotic. Perhaps finish grade school before you attempt to post once more?


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Ergheis

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08-01-2012

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Originally Posted by Death By Generic View Post
Why does everyone care so much?

It's a name. I wouldn't give a **** if Riot changed Gragas' ultimate's name to "Fat man throws a giant barrel that does alot of damage and knocks back enemies", even though he's my favorite champion.
If you don't care, then why do you care if people want it changed back? You shouldn't care at all so shut up already.


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KitsuneInari

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08-01-2012

They should also rewrite Lux's lore to remove her 'spell copying' skills, remove her Spellthief skin, and completely redraw her sorceress skin's splash art, since those are all references to the same character she got Finales Funkeln from.

Well, they should do the last one regardless. That face...


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