Riot Games recently introduced League of Legends players of the game’s newest champion: Gwen, a puppet who fights with a giant spectral scissors. While some fans are happy with her inclusion, she has also started a debate in the community about whether Gwen can be also attractive. Having characters that are considered too hot may seem like a strange concern for someone to have, but the discussions have to do with Riot’s design trends over time.
When it comes to games, Gwen looks pretty standard for a modern top field champion. She has strong case attacks and can move quickly. In the story, she is more complicated ̵
Some fans believe that Riot has not gone far enough to make Gwen feel unique in such a large list. She has some subtle stitch marks on her arms and neck, and her expressions are quite strange, since she is not used to making them. But other than that, she looks like a pretty, slim young woman. Sure, she’s a doll, but in gangster language – not a developed toy made for children. With over 140 masters on League list, many of whom are young, slender women. Gwen’s big difference is her fancy hair and big scissors.
Community artists have come up with suggestions for what a new, more puppet-like Gwen can look like, and use the original as inspiration.
The Gwen controversy is part of a larger grip that part of League fanbase has been a nurse for a while – each recent champion is a total hottie. Viego, the aforementioned king of mourning, is wearing an open jacket that shows off his immaculate belly. Swain, the leader of the Noxian Empire, received a remake in 2018 that gave him cheekbones and a killer jaw. Rell, a tortured teenager sent to evil Hogwarts for war crimes, does not look like a traumatized 16-year-old. Everyone is strangely attractive, as if the world of Runeterra is set with Riverdale.
Ryan “Reav3” Mireles, lead producer on League of Legends, dropped by Reddit to share some design insights related to Gwen, apparently in response to some of these discussions and criticisms. According to Mireles, Gwen was designed to be more human in an attempt to keep her different from other cast members.
“We talked a lot about this internally, and we had some early versions where she was more of [an] animated doll, ”he wrote in a thread. “The main reason we revolved around the transformed doll approach was to separate her more from Shaco, as well as Orianna. So rather than having two animated dolls and a vending machine, we have a vending machine and an animated doll and a transformed doll (like Pinocchio.) ”
According to Mireles, Riot is aware of the demand for more worldly and monstrous masters. In a comment, he wrote: “While we are changing to make less right people, (although this does not mean less humanoids, it just means that we will do more things like Renekton / Aatrox / Lillia as in humanoids). will not really be seen until 2022, since champ timelines are so long. And this does not mean that we do not want to make creatures anymore, we do, it does not mean that we plan to suddenly make many creatures, just less pure people. ”
More information about Gwen, including the details of her set, is coming. While she is still being tested, it is unlikely that Riot will make major changes to the design.