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Crime City Nightmare: Skin Lines in League of Legends

Hello summoner, if you haven’t seen the article on the Crime City Universe, you should check it out. The reason is that this post centers on the continuation of the lore, the Crime City Nightmare skins tell the story of power, deceit, and ambitions.

Characters in this skin line are loyalists to one of the three factions running the crime world in Valoran. While they each had their aspirations, they were content with normal day-to-day brawlings…until the Mysterious Gentleman arrived.

The Gentleman, as he is called by everyone, introduced an ethereal and otherworldly source of power to the factions in the crime world. One by one, they succumbed to the lure and promise of unfathomable power. However, the use of this power comes at a questionable price…

Crime City Nightmare Darius

Darius

Darius was all too eager to embrace the new source of power; it provides a quicker way to reach his goal.

Skin Backstory

All Darius wanted was to secure a place for himself at the top of the underworld. Becoming Miss Fortune’s personal Bodyguard was the first step, but the second was embracing the power of the Mysterious Gentleman: welcoming forces from beyond space and time that have molded him into something far more powerful than he could ever have imagined.

Crime City Nightmare Zyra

Crime City Nightmare Zyra

The newfound power has given Zyra a new purpose. No longer tied to mortal alliances, she answers only to her new master.

Skin Backstory

Zyra was once a longtime associate of Graves and a skilled con artist but grew dissatisfied with the monotony of a low-end criminal lifestyle. Seeing a  way out, Zyra merged with the 4th-dimensional horrors from Beyond. She now follows the edicts of an alien power, ripping veins of ancient sludge from the earth and rending her enemies asunder.

Crime City Nightmare Shaco

Crime City Nightmare Shaco

Shaco’s corruption left him empty of identity and all thoughts…except that of violence.

Skin Backstory

Once a mere courier for the Twitch syndicate, Shaco is now barely human. The eldritch corruption has stripped him of reason and identity, turning him into a chittering horde of knife-wielding monsters that haunt the boroughs of Valoran City. None of them are sure which is the “real” Shaco anymore. None of them care.

Crime City Nightmare Akali

Crime City Nightmare Akali

Akali only sought the power to better fulfill her responsibilities for her boss. However, it made her into something that pursues and adores ‘balance’.

Skin Backstory

A loyal enforcer for the Graves family, Akali took the same deal everyone else did when the Mysterious Gentleman came calling. The power changed her, twisted her into something that hears a siren song echoing from beyond the veil of reality. Now, she acts in ruthless, horrific violence, seeking an inscrutable ‘balance’ even she cannot name.

Crime City Nightmare Twisted Fate

Crime City Nightmare Twisted Fate

The Mysterious Gentleman desires something only known to himself. Infiltrating the necessary factions won’t be a problem.

Skin Backstory

No one knows if the Mysterious Gentleman is human or something else, but he has somehow injected himself into every crime family in Valoran City. With honeyed words and a conman’s grin, he convinced them all to embrace the horrors of the Beyond…Now the only thing to do is sit back and watch them tear each other apart.

Conclusion

The Crime City Nightmare skins show that a new power is taking root in Valoran City. Although we are yet to see its full effects in the Crime City factions, it just might upend the balance of all things.

Thanks for reading.

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