Champion Skins Based on Pop Culture Characters – Part 4

 

Champion Skins Based on Pop Culture Characters – Part 4

Champion Skins are alternate costumes in League of Legends. They provide no benefits at all, other than the chance to see your favorite Champion decked out in a different outfit. In most cases, they completely alter a Champion’s appearance. You could even mistake them for new Champions added by Riot Games.

Many of these Champion Skins had roots in pop culture characters. Over the past two weeks, we have listed down some of the most notable ones. You can check out the first two articles here and here if you want to check out which Champions we’ve already covered. Hint: one of them references fan-favorite Deadpool. Here are eight more Champion Skins based on pop culture characters.

SHERWOOD FOREST ASHE

Sherwood Forest Ashe is based on the popular tale of Robin Hood, the thief who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. He hails from English folklore and is often depicted in movies as an archer. Unless you’re into literature, you probably remember Robin Hood as either A) a smooth-talking fox in the Disney animated movie “Robin Hood,” or B) the Kevin Costner version seen in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” In case you’re going to argue that Sherwood Forest Ashe looks more like an elf archer, Robin Hood and his band of merry men live in a place called Sherwood Forest, according to legends. That’s a direct reference.

CRYOCORE BRAND

DC Comics fans would immediately recognize Cryocore Brand as a reference to Dr. Victor Fries a.k.a. Mr. Freeze, a supervillain frequently freezing Batman’s ass. For obvious reasons, let’s forget that Arnold Schwarzenegger once played the character in “Batman & Robin.” Cryocore Brand is faithful to the source material, with a look similar to the classic costume worn by Mr. Freeze. The only thing missing is the glass tube encasing his head. Instead, Cryocore Brand’s hair is lit up with blue flames. Actually, he looks like Hades in Disney’s “Hercules” that way.

DEMOLISHER NUNU

Another Champion Skin based on a comic book supervillain, but this time from Marvel Comics. Demolisher Nunu is based on Juggernaut, a frequent nemesis to the X-Men team. Contrary to popular belief, Juggernaut isn’t actually a mutant. But we’re not going to discuss his origins here; that’s the job for another website. Demolisher Nunu channels Juggernaut faithfully, courtesy of his helmet and overall bulky frame. If only his color scheme was more red, orange and brown, he would have been an excellent Juggernaut clone.

PAX SIVIR

Pax Sivir is based on the movie “Tron” and its sequel “Tron: Legacy,” released in 1982 and 2010, respectively. The movies are famous for the costumes worn by the characters: a black suit adorned with glowing lines. If you’re not familiar with both movies, simply imagine the costume worn by Black Widow in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Get the idea? Good. The suit worn by Pax Sivir is almost the same as the Tron characters, if not for the small glowing red spots populating both her suit and weapon. Still, Pax Sivir is an excellent reference to Tron, one that fans would easily make the connection to.

NINJA RAMMUS

Ninja Rammus is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And thanks to the twin sai he carries, it appears he’s specifically referencing Raphael (the red one). The purple shell, however, would make it seem like he’s based on Donatello (the purple one). Ninja Rammus is also a lot bulkier than the Ninja Turtles, and there’s also that mask covering his lower face. The Ninja Turtles only cover their eyes, probably to protect their identities because, apparently, a turtle holding a katana and walking on two legs is pretty normal. Actually, Ninja Rammus is better than the Ninja Turtles in that regard – he’s more clothed, therefore more concealed.

DRAGON TRAINER LULU

Dragon Trainer Lulu is based on the hit animated movie “How to Train Your Dragon.” Which was actually based on a book written by Cressida Cowell. Sadly, Dragon Trainer Lulu doesn’t really look like a character from the movie, which is set in a world populated by Vikings. Dragon Trainer Lulu looks more like a character from an RPG. Hmm… She is actually very similar to Razzly from the classic video game Chrono Cross. Anyway, the good news is that Dragon Trainer Lulu also comes with a cute little dragon by her side. She’s probably training it to destroy turrets with a single fire breath. Of course, even if you buy a high-level League of Legends account and practice 24/7, there’s no way your Champion could do that.

ROYAL GUARD FIORA

Royal Guard Fiora is based on the titular characters in the famous novel “The Three Musketeers.” Due to the gender swap, there’s no telling which specific musketeer Royal Guard Fiora is referencing, although Porthos is described as someone who has a liking to “fashionable clothes.” We don’t know about you, but the outfit worn by Royal Guard Fiora is very fashionable. This Champion Skin could also pass as something based on a character from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean.” But as one of the royal navy, because that shiny blue garb is too clean for a pirate.

HEADHUNTER RENGAR

Headhunter Rengar is based on the infamous Predator from the movie called, uh, “Predator.” The movie was first released in 1987, with two sequels arriving in 1990 and 2010. The extraterrestrial character also appeared in the movie “Alien vs. Predator.” Headhunter Rengar looks like a more muscled version of the Predator. But he does have the familiar “dreadlocks” carried by the Predator (they’re actually tentacles). Headhunter Rengar is every bit as menacing, with huge blades at hand and ready to chop down every poor Support he encounters.

That’s eight more Champion Skins based on pop culture characters. Sadly, this will be the last one in the series – that’s right, no Part 5 next week. But don’t worry; you can also check out our list about the rarest Champion Skins in League of Legends history.

If you missed out on all those elusive Champion Skins, you can take out your frustration by beating up on players in a match or two. Of course, you would need to be really, really good to do that. To make things easier, you can buy an unranked Smurf League of Legends account and practice until you fall asleep.

December 24, 2016 admin

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