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In light of Edgar Davids' lawsuit, we looked at champion skins that may worry Riot Games about lawsuits

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On August 11th (Local time), according to Dutch media Het Parool, Edgar Steven Davids won the lawsuit made on the Dutch court against Riot Games regarding 'Striker Lucian', a skin that Davids claimed to be based on his appearance on field.

As such, Riot Games will have to reveal how much they made with 'Striker Lucian' in order to compensate Davids. What's interesting is how Davids' first response to the skin was to say "Thank you", but it didn't stop Davids from pursuing a legal action against Riot Games in 2015.

The reactions of LoL community was not happy, including Thorin who used a strong word to condemn Davids' action and MonteCristo who acknowledged Thorin's reaction.

While the extent of this lawsuit itself is limited to the Netherlands, the implications are rather significant. Games have often made popular culture references as parodies and homages; League of Legends is not an exception. If - although this is a big if - the original owner of such references decide to take it to the courtroom, Riot Games might have a lot to answer for.

Then what are some of references made with champion skins in League of Legends that seems slightly too similar to their original counterparts?


Pool Party Graves - Hugh Jackman, especially this picture

▲ We could wrap up the article with just this picture.


Debonair Jayce - 007

▲ Of course, the hammer makes Jayce slightly less stealthy than 007.


Chosen Master Yi - Luke Skywalker from Star Wars

▲ Use the ult, Luke!


Vandal Brand - Ghost Rider

▲ Fortunately, Brand is not riding a bike.


Nautilus - Big Daddy from Bioshock

▲ Would you kindly overlook how similar this is?


Aviator Irelia - Amelia Earhart

▲ We are sure this one is an homage done entirely out of respect.


Pantheon - Spartan Warriors from 300

▲ [Insert obligatory 300 reference here]


Alien Invader Heimerdinger - Martians from Mars Attacks!

▲ ♫ It's not unusual to queue dodge with Dinger mains ♫


Grungy Nunu - Cookie Monster from Sesame Street

▲ Fun Fact - Grungy Nunu is called Sesame Streets Nunu in Korea.


Secret Agent Miss Fortune - Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

▲ So...who'll play Roger Rabbit in League?


Talon - Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassin's Creed

▲ This isn't the only assassin that he takes after.


Dragonblade Talon - Strider Hiryu

▲ Either way, the enemies end up dead.

 

Popstar Ahri - Girls' Generation (Genie era)

▲ There also was a fanart that inspired this connection.


Frozen Shen - Sub-Zero from Mortal Kombat

▲ And when there's Sub-Zero...

 

Yellow Jacket Shen - Scorpion from Mortal Kombat

▲ You need to have Scorpion.

Sona - Hatsune Miku

▲ They both are related to music.


Super Galaxy Rumble - Gurren Lagann

▲ Everything about the skin is a reference to this anime.


Sivir - FIDGET SPINNER

▲ I'm sorry but we had to.


Armor of the Fifth Age Taric - Dongjun Kim, LCK Caster

▲ I mean, this is a joke, but...he kinda looks like Monte too.

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    KinfThaDerp

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    it is, and i love it

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    Priortox

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    This article is a joke

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      KinfThaDerp

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      it is, and i love it

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