So with the ruined King finally being revealed there’s some discussion about his visual design. It seems like there are two general opinions: The one side says that he looks like a teenager, when he actually should be atleast in his 30s or 40s, given he was said to be Kalista’s uncle. While the other side says that it makes sense that he appears to be quiet young, as someone, who foolishly brought such chaos upon the world by trying to save his wife, wouldn’t be an old wise king, but rather a hopeless romantic young men.
Well I actually think he shouldn’t look like a human at all! Think about it: He was the single cause of the ruination of the Shadow Isles, which caused every inhabitant of it to be cursed by the black mist, thereby becoming twisted spectral versions of their former selves. Just look at Hecarim or Thresh, they are barely recognizable as their former humanselves. Viego was at the epicenter of the ruination and while others got turned in horrifiying abominations, he barely got touched by it! All it did was to turn his skin pale, his hair white and…rip open his jacket? Well of course he needs some sex appeal.
While we don’t know his full lore yet, and there might be an explanation why his appearance barely got altered by the ruination, I simply was expecting the ruined King to be a twisted monstrosity, someone whose appearance instills fear into those that have to face him, given he is such a big deal in the lore.
I don’t think the design in general is bad, but I simply hoped for something else for the ruined King and not just another ‚sexy human‘.
Nonetheless I’m still hyped for the upcoming ruination event, even though I‘m a bit disappointed by Viego’s visual design. But those are just my 2 cents.
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