There will never be a champion of African descent in LoL.

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Eserine

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10-28-2012

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Nidalee and Karma are black..look at pharaoh nid and sakura karma..don't know why gypsyfunk said that
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You said Riot does not have a champion that they would say is "officially" black, so what about Ryze then? His human skin clearly shows that he is indeed black.
Ryze is black and blue and white and grey. He has great disparity between the colors on his skins and in this way he's not "officially" black. Compare him to Ezreal. Ez is white in every one of his skins. He's very much a "skinny white guy."
Similarly Karma and Nidalee are "ethnomorphs" who do not have a common appearance between their skins, they constantly shift ethnicities and facial structures to become unrecognisable as the same champion, without possession of a central visual identity. Also as a note, while Egypt partially touches Africa, few think of those belonging to the main Egyptian ethnic groups as being "black" since the population of Egypt has consistently been blended with Asian and European invaders, explorers, and tradesmen throughout human history, unlike the populations of humans who developed entirely in Africa or Australia and other parts of the world originally situated in locations with high exposure to UV radiation.

Look through all of Garen or Swain or Elise or Ashe or Tryndamere or Olaf or Leona's skins and note how they retain physical attributes and seem to be the same person, and then look through these splash art and fanart contributions on Nidalee both from America and China (as an example with many instances) and explain how she could be seen by players as a champion with dark skin as opposed to a cluttered mess of people sometimes sporting a stripey tan:


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DebosBike

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10-28-2012

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There's no Africa in LoL. Thus even if they release a "black" skinned champion, they will never actually be African or African-American. Just dark-skinned.

Checkmate. You can stop calling Riot racist now.
Riot is racist for not creating an african map!


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TheySeeMeDunking

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10-28-2012

I love how reds are avoiding this post lol


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Imaybackstab

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10-28-2012

btw isn't nocturne african american?


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TheySeeMeDunking

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10-28-2012

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btw isn't wukong african american?
Racsim has consequences buddy, enjoy years of bad luck.


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MissButtahNips

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10-28-2012

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Except you realize in real life that has absolutely nothing to do with why they make champions.

Also, there is no europe in LoL, so why are there white champions?

Consistency please.
You're not white, you're not black. WHAT ARE YOu?!


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BerserkSheal

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10-28-2012

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I love how reds are avoiding this post lol
They're not avoiding this so much as this isn't really a top priority, just a smudge from the community.

In any case, race shouldn't really place any kind of priority in games anyway.

You can be light/dark skinned and not be African, and reverse aswell. Race in the US is so complex and marred in hypocrisy, I wouldn't even want to touch it. And that's where the majority of the complaints come from.


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ThatGoodGuyGreg

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10-28-2012

maybe riot hates black people?

not sure.


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Krispy Blowfish

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10-28-2012

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I'll address this as well as "consistency."

Yes, I do also mean that there are no European or Asian champions in League as well.


Why should any game company have to break the boundaries of their game's own lore in order to introduce a specific race. They can fake it by adding brown skin colors, but does Azeroth have Africa on the map? Does GW have Africa?




You won't get an African champion. You'll get a brown-skinned champion.
Ahri is Asian.

Pantheon has a black skin.


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ThatGoodGuyGreg

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You're not white, you're not black. WHAT ARE YOu?!
he is taric