[EDIT]-1. Changed Fury bar to Hunger, in order to clarify purpose. And added lore!!!
[EDIT]-2. I made his voice!! Not all the quotes, but it's there in the quotes section.
[EDIT]-3. Finally added artwork for him! (My own drawing, so it's gonna suck. )
Mel'rrak is a Void champion who is dedicated completely to eating his enemies to sate his infinite appetite. Unlike all the other Void champs (not counting Cho'gath), Mel'rrak actually has moves that involve eating.
His body is mostly one short head that extends to an equally short tail behind him. His only appendages are two large and powerful legs that support him. What is unique about him is that while eating, he can extend his throat and stomach to incredulous sizes in order to swallow even the larges of prey. As is probably assumed by now, his basic attacks involve him biting the enemy.
Mel'rrak, as described by [NAME WITHHELD].
Notable Abilities: Agile, hyper-fast metabolism, able to expand and contract stomach to swallow large objects whole.
Description: Body composed mostly of stomach and mouth. Jaw capable of detachment to allow passage of large objects. 12 serrated teeth. 3 tongues, capable of detecting scent. Two large legs support body weight and provide surprising mobility. Short, prehensile tail serves possibly as counterweight. Thick, exoskeletal plates cover most of body. Eyes capable of near 360 degree visibility. Sensitive to harsh light.
Speech Capability: Possible
Institute Judgement: Pending
And without further ceremony, his moveset!
Passive: Ravenous: Mel'rrak's resource bar is replaced by Hunger. His Hunger is sated the more blood he sheds, granting him increased bonus health regeneration the lower his Hunger bar is. At 0 Hunger, Mel'rrak gains significant bonus movement speed. Mel'rrak passively gains 5 Hunger per second when out of combat, and loses Hunger when he attacks. (5 Hunger lost when damaging an enemy with an ability, 2 Hunger per basic attack.)
Q: Serrated Teeth: Mel'rrak empowers his next basic attack to deal bonus physical damage and cause the enemy to bleed for a short time. Mel'rrak heals himself for the amount of health the enemy bleeds for.
W: Starvation: Mel'rrak's carapace locks together more tightly the more and more wounded he becomes, increasing his armor the less health he has.
E: Trample: Mel'rrak prepares to charge, and after a 0.75 second delay, rushes forward in a straight line. Trample damages and slows all non-friendly units in Mel'rrak's path.
R: Devour: Mel'rrak opens his massive jaws and swallows an enemy champion whole, suppressing them and rendering them untargetable. Mel'rrak is unable to move at this time, but after 2 seconds, he will regurgitate his prey in a straight line for a short distance (direction determined by cursor position), and heals himself for a percentage of the damage dealt. If Mel'rrak kills an enemy champion with Devour, he will heal himself for the total damage dealt, and will be able to move after only 1 second.
(For this ability, I envisioned the animation would involve him swallowing the champion, and then since he became so large to actually do it, he is then too fat to move or attack. Then when the time comes, he either spits out the champ or digests them, and returns to normal size.)
Champion select: Feast... Or famine!
Movement: I march.
Leave nothing behind!
Let misery follow.
Blood in the air.
I smell meat!
Hunger is my guide.
Attacking: Scatter the weak.
Just one bite!
Joke: I'm famished. I haven't eaten in... Minutes!
Bite me! Or better yet, let me bite you!
Taunt: I take my meat raw... and still screaming!
Taunting enemy Yordle: Yordles? You mean appetizers!
Taunting enemy Cho'gath: My, Cho'gath. You're getting thin!
Taunting enemy Hecarim: I'm so hungry, I could eat a... Horse...
<The following conversation has been recorded following the incident. Names have been withheld.>
Summoner "Please describe the events that occurred, after he appeared."
Summoner "The voidborn... He."
Man "It happened so quickly. There wasn't any time to react. One second I was counting the coin the shop had made that day, and the next, the whole front wall was gone... lost in the monster's gut."
Summoner "His gut."
Man "Yeah... his gut..."
Summoner "At that point, he was, effectively, on top of you. How did you manage to escape?"
Man "I'm not sure if it even saw me. A moment later, the town guard appeared, and they fired volley after volley of arrows into the thing's back. Most of the arrows bounced right off of it, but the ones that went in between the armor... you can be sure it felt those. It's scream was... unnatural. You could feel the monster's anger, feel the Other Side in it's voice."
Summoner "Please, Mr. [REDACTED], refer to the voidborn as a 'he'."
Summmoner "Here at the Institute, we rely heavily on facts. We prefer that the subject be referred to properly, for facts' sake."
Man "... I don't like it... but fine."
Man "Hmph. Not much more to tell. The arrows did nothing. Those wounds healed the moment he started eating again. Took out most of the guard in one bite, armor and all. The arrows fell from him as the wounds closed. I didn't stay long after that. Took my chance and ran here. Don't know what happened to him."
Summoner "Thank you, Mr. [REDACTED], for your account. Upon visiting your town, we found it completely destroyed. But you'll be pleased to know we found and detained the voidborn, and have him awaiting further judgement."
Man "Good... I want to be there when you kill it."
Summoner "Pardon me?"
Man "I want to see that thing killed. That's what you're doing with it, right?"
Summoner "Here at the Institute, we believe he will prove more useful if he were kept alive, but don't worry, he will be kept under secure custody."
Man "No... Don't tell me you're letting that... thing... into your League?!"
Summoner "That awaits to be seen."
Man "That monster killed everyone I knew! My home is in it's stomach!"
Summoner "His stomach, Mr. [REDACTED]."
Man "I don't give a damn! You can't do this! First, the creature that destroyed the trading caravan, then the one that killed two of your own guards. Can't you see that these things don't care about your Institute? They won't stop until we're all dead!"
Summoner "This conversation is over."
Man "Don't you dare!"
With this kit, I'd see Mel'rrak played mainly as a top lane tank, who becomes nearly unkillable the longer he stays in combat. I designed it when I thought of how unfair it was that Dr. Mundo had free movement speed and insane health regen whenever he wanted. This way, you'd have to stay in combat soaking up damage for as long as possible to be as useful as you can be, which is the role of a tank, after all. His counters would be burst damage mages like Vel'koz and Fizz, who could cancel him out before he could make use of his Passive and W. DPS marksmen like Ashe and Tristana would have a much harder time taking Mel'rrak out, seeing as DPS would give him enough time to make full use of his kit.
Hope you guys like this one! I only came up with the idea a couple days ago, so any criticism you have would be greatly appreciated! I'm currently working on drawing him and creating his voice, but if you guys have any suggestions as to how any of those two should go, feel free to let me know!
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