Champion Skins Based on Pop Culture Characters – Part 3

Champion Skins Based on Pop Culture Characters – Part 3

In case you’re just joining us in this article series, here’s a brief intro: Champion Skins are like alternate costumes in other video games. They provide nothing more than cosmetic changes – no bonus stats and no special skills are attached. Champion Skins are primarily acquired using Riot Points. But there were a few limited editions only available under specific circumstances.

Many Champion Skins are based on pop culture characters. We already listed down a few of them the past couple of weeks, hence the “Part 3” in the title. If you don’t want to miss out on anything, you can check them out here and here. Of course, you could go through the articles in reverse order if you want. So, without further ado, here’s the third batch of Champion Skins based on pop culture characters.

RUGGED GAREN

Rugged Garen looks like a generic knight or warrior class found in role-playing games. But he’s actually based on the character Aragorn from “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. You might have heard of it. Aragorn hails from the Dunedain race who are blessed with a longer lifespan. Of course, Rugged Garen doesn’t come with more durability in League of Legends. You would still need a lot of practice using an unranked Smurf account to get better at surviving. Rugged Garen doesn’t really look like Aragorn that much. Probably because of that big-ass armor on his shoulder. Well, at least his messy hair matches that of Aragorn’s.

FULL METAL RAMMUS

Full Metal Rammus is based on the notorious “droideka,” a rapid-firing battle droid with shields in the Star Wars universe. It was first seen in “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.” A pair of them were dispatched to give a rude welcome to Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The latter two didn’t stay to fight the droidekas because their shields were quite formidable. Droidekas are also noteworthy for the way they roll around – literally. Full Metal Rammus also replicates this rolling movement. Sadly, he isn’t as impenetrable as the infamous droideka.

NIGHT HUNTER RENGAR

Night Hunter Rengar is based on the X-Men character Nightcrawler, although he could also pass as Beast due to his bulky frame and blue fur. Compared to Beast, Nightcrawler is physically smaller. Perhaps the reason why Night Hunter Rengar isn’t associated with Beast is because he wears a red cloth. Similar to the red vest worn by Nightcrawler in the comic books. He also has a pair of huge blades, replicating Nightcrawler’s twin rapiers. But of the two characters, Night Hunter Rengar looks a lot more menacing and dangerous. However, Nightcrawler can teleport virtually anywhere. Such a skill would have been handy in League of Legends, especially for a Jungler Champion.

HEXTECH SION

It doesn’t really look like it, but the Champion Skin Hextech Sion is actually based on The Terminator, a character first seen in the James Cameron-directed blockbuster “The Terminator.” The movie was released back in 1984 and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular cyborg assassin. Hextech Sion actually looks more like an orc from Warcraft, but with blue skin instead of green. And instead of an arsenal of firearms, Hextech Sion has a huge hammer as his primary source of offense.

SAFECRACKER EVELYNN

Safecracker Evelynn is based on the comic book character Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow. She’s portrayed by actress Scarlett Johannsson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and was recently seen in “Captain America: Civil War.” Unlike Hextech Sion, Safecracker Evelynn can easily convince you that she’s based on a pop culture character. Her black suit looks very similar to the standard uniform worn by Black Widow. Her hair is also dyed, but not in the same shade as the Marvel superhero. The “Safecracker” moniker also alludes to the fact that Black Widow is a renowned spy and infiltrator in the Marvel universe.

MECHA AATROX

No, Mecha Aatrox isn’t based on a Gundam or a Transformer. Mecha Aatrox is actually based on Gipsy Danger, the badass “jaeger” seen in the movie “Pacific Rim.” The glowing circle on his chest is a dead giveaway: Gipsy Danger can be easily identified by the similarly glowing Nuclear Vortex Turbine found on its chest. Although it isn’t an exact match, Mecha Aatrox also comes with colors similar to the paint job of Gipsy Danger. Furthermore, he also carries a huge sword that resembles the Chain Sword employed by Gipsy Danger. Of course, Mecha Aatrox is much smaller than Gipsy Danger in terms of size, for obvious reasons.

PREHISTORIC CHO’GATH

Prehistoric Cho’Gath, as the name suggests, is based on a prehistoric creature: a dinosaur. But not just any dinosaur. Prehistoric Cho’Gath is based on one of the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park franchise, recently represented by “Jurassic World” starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. As for the specific dinosaur for which Prehistoric Cho’Gath is based on? Well, we can’t really say based on the design, although the head is similar to the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, last seen roaring its lungs out at the end of “Jurassic World.” Or perhaps Prehistoric Cho’Gath is based on the hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex? The Champion Skin certainly looks like it’s been experimented on. Either way, Prehistoric Cho’Gath is scary-looking.

SWAMP MASTER KENNEN

As promised in Part 2 of the article, another Champion Skin based on a popular Star Wars character will make this list. Swamp Master Kennen is based on Jedi Master Yoda. Based on the “Swamp Master” moniker, this Champion Skin is presumably based on the much older Yoda living in the swampy planet Dagobah. Swamp Master Kennen has a few similarities with Yoda. Most notably, he has green skin. He’s also dressed in a dirty yellow cloth, which looks like the ragged clothing worn by Yoda. The only two things differentiating Yoda from Swamp Master Kennen is that the former has much larger ears and a lightsaber for a weapon.

And that’s all for Part 3 of the Champion Skins Based on Pop Culture Characters series. Be sure to check out Part 4 of the series next time! As always, if you want Champion Skins for yourself, all you need to do is rack up Riot Points. But be sure to complement your Champion’s awesome Skin with an equally awesome play as well. You can buy a high-level League of Legends account if you want to hit the ground running, so to speak.

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