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FZD Project sponsored by Riot Games. When I developed this guy I called him Sushi the Samurai. Well, I still do. Just not officially

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xXAzureAngelXx Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student
Tbh im surprised this is not a actual champion 
This guy is perfectly made as support 

Passive= uhmm..? Manaregeneration into Healthregeneration

Shields on back= can't be critted from behind
Shields on hands= Nautilus passive
Shields in front= rejects skillshots -movement speed

W=Rammus W+Sona E

E=conespell spitting out dirt or somthing and blinding+slowing

R= Some kind of Sion ult

if you know what I mean look at this guy he is has the perfect look of an good tank support
Hound8 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Very cool looking. I always wanted champion with flail like weapon.

By the way, which faction does he belong?
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Thanks! I was inspired to make this for the east asian looking character set, since they pretty much only had very sleek ninja characters
Shavashe Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awessome concept. 
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
DustKnuckler Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Rhino Beetle ;)
gerrit105 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
:O This should become a champion :D
Freezepl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
These project ... they are ... impressive.
But they lack one serious thing - the same 95% projects on deviantart have - mechanical re-thinking.
This tank is like Rammus+Braum hybrid. Spirit support = Karma. Grave robber - some kind of Fiora. Dool admiral is like Maokai/Orianna/something and Rock Marksman really do not look appealing.
LoL lore is pretty straightforward. Key to succeeding in such project is to fit the character into existing overall concept (demacia, noxus, ionia, freliord, you got the drift) and do not force new content. Mechanically support it and try to be as cool as possible about it.
Also, do not be afraid to use existing content, modify, and fit it there.
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Thank you for the feedback! The brief was to visually explore new ideas, cultures and creatures that potentially could expand upon their (Riot) existing ip. I didn't know that Deviant Art made something similar, but if you come across more material from this Champion project among my former colleagues from the school, the reason why none considered what you suggested is because that wasn't the brief. I hope I managed to clear it up somewhat :)
YrrahDuCouteau27 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Artist

Hathora Du Couteau
“the Hoofer of Demise”

Primary: Assassin
Secondary: Mage

Gender: Female
Dancer of House Du Couteau

FRIENDS: Cassiopeia – Katarina – Talon
RIVALS: Jarvan IV – Garen – Lux


Attack Power: 6
Defense Power: 
Ability Power: 

HEALTH: 440 (+80)
6.85 (+0.55)
125 (Melee)
55 (+3.5
0.670 (+2.75)
23 (+3.5)
30 (+1.25)






She is one of the daughters of  General Du Couteau and a sister of two of the most fearsome top killers in Noxus Katarina Du Couteau and Cassiopeia Du Couteau. They’re family is known for they’re killing strategy and thirst for blood & battle but just like Cassiopeia before she was turned to a human-lamia hybrid, she has no talent in battle combats and lacks of killer instinct. On the age of 6 she discovered that she loves to dance and trained to be one of the dancers in Noxus. After how many years she became the best dancer and most requested performer in there town because of her grace, beauty, poise and attitude while dancing but still she couldn’t get her father’s sympathy because her father’s attention is on the two most celebrated member of the household, Katarina and Cassiopeia.

When she turned 18 she asked Katarina to train her in battle strategy and combat but she couldn’t do it, she can’t hardly hold any of the swords and spears, she can’t aim bulls-eye in archery, and she can’t even shoot a gun. Hathora gave up on learning any battle strategies. While she is sitting in the fountain some blacksmith came over to her and said “Hello, months ago I saw you performing at the stage and I was amazed by your grace while dancing.” then Hathora replied “Well thank you Mister but still it is not enough for me to get my father’s attention.” and she continued by saying “I tried becoming a swordsman and spearman but swords and spears are too heavy for me, I tried to be an archer but I cannot aim, I also tried to be a gunner but I can’t even pull a trigger, and definitely I cannot be a mage because I don’t have any magic power.” then the blacksmith told her “You don’t need to be someone you’re not.” then he smiled to her and continues to talk “Just be a dancer, but in a unique way. I will give you a gift tomorrow just wait.” then the blacksmith left. The next day she came back to the fountain where she sits yesterday and waited for the blacksmith to come, then after an hour the blacksmith showed up with something on his back. “Where is the gift you will give me?” Hathora asked, then the blacksmith replied “Here it is.” The blacksmith took the thing behind his back. Then Hathora asked ‘What is it?” the blacksmith replied “This is a Sphere Blade. Light as a stick but sharp as a sword. Specially made for you” then Hathora replied immediately “But I already told you I have no talent in fighting.” then he whispered “Remember what I told you yesterday, just be a dancer. Let this blade be the extension of your body and make the battlefield be your stage. This weapon will be your protection from harm.” then he just stood up and left. Since then, everywhere Hathora goes she always have the Sphere Blade hanging on her back.

A month past since the day Hathora receive the gift from the blacksmith she went to the forest outside the Noxus to relax and get some fresh air but the Demacian Army led by one of the Generals in Demacia captured her. She had been tortured to death by Demacian Soldiers and after that she just let them laying in the ground. She saw her Sphere Blade on the top of the table, she stood up and pick up her weapon. Hathora’s mind became confused and her heart fulfilled with hatred. She closed her eyes and felt her vessels and veins running through the weapon’s blade. One soldier came to check her but when he open the door a sphere like sword cut his throat and bleed him to death. She went outside the room and all of the soldiers saw her. They draw their swords and attacked her but Hathora dodged all of the attacks and swing her Sphere Blade like she is dancing with poise and grace and the battlefield became her stage. She killed every last one of the soldiers. When the General came back he saw all of his soldiers laying on the ground breathless. He rushed onto Hathora’s room but she is not there. When the General look back he saw Hathora in the sky covered in blood dashing towards him and in just a second his head just fell off from his body. She came back to Noxus with the head of all the soldiers she killed on a wagon and on the other hand the head of the General. The Noxian soldiers were terrified, shocked and amazed by her skills in combat, then all of a sudden she just blocked out. When she woke up she saw Katarina, Cassiopeia, and Talon sitting beside her bed. Katarina asked “What happen to you?” then she replied “It was a long story to tell.” and smile. After a minute some Noxian soldier came to the room and told them to go outside, and when they came out they saw the Noxian people gathered outside they’re house. Her father General Du Couteau held a party for the come back of her daughter then that night she saw the blacksmith who gave her the weapon, Hathora said “Thank you for everything.” then the blacksmith replied “I told you, you can do it.” then they both smile and Hathora hugged him. Later that night she was recruited as one of the Crimson Elite Member and named her “Hathora, The Hoofer of Demise.” then she decided to join in the League Of Legends and let the enemies taste her wrath in fighting with grace and poise, for pride of Noxus and for her own revenge to the Demacian Army.

“Don’t underestimate me, my moves will bring you to your grave.”
- Hathora





Upon Selection:
“You will be entertained!”

“Be swift!”
“Let’s dance.”
“Did I scare you?”
“Non-stop dancing!”
“For the Noxus pride!”
“You click, I kill.”


“I’ll cut they’re throat!”
“Hula hoop of death!”
“Miss me?”
“Stick to the plan!”
“Are you not entertained?”
“I dance, you die.”
“Hold on!”
“Too sexy to be a killer?”

“You are in bad luck, I am your opponent.”
“Let this battle field be your graveyard.”

“Oohhh…My…Gosh…You stained my clothes with your disgusting blood. You’re dead! Oh I forgot, you already are dead.”


(Passive) FERVOR: When Hathora loses 80% of her total health, she instantly increases her attack damage by 15% and her ability power by 10%.

Range: 800
15 / 14 / 13 / 12 / 10
Active: Hathora throws her sphere blade in a line dealing magic damage to all enemies it passes through and when the sphere blade bounces back all champions passes by the blade will be pulled to her.
Magic Damage: 80 / 100 / 130 / 160 / 230 (+50% AP) (+65% AD)

Range: 340
Cooldown: 6
Active: Hathora slashes her sphere blade in a circular motion. Instantly dealing magic damage to all enemies near her and slows them for 3 seconds. If she kills a champion using whirl edge, the cooldown of the skill will instantly reset.
Magic Damage: 50 / 80 / 120 / 150 / 190 (+30% AP) (+60% AD)

Range: 400
Hathora swings her sphere blade in a vast line towards her trice damaging all units in front of her. Each swing causes a magic damage and applies grievous wounds for 3 seconds.
Magic Damage Per Hit: 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 (+40% AP) ( +50% AD)
Maximum Damage To Each Enemy: 45 / 75 / 105 / 135  / 165 (+120% AP) (+135% AD)

Cooldown: 65
Hathora releases five miniature sphere blades orbiting outwards from her in a radius of 300 and she gains 30% movement speed for 10 seconds. Every time a blade passes through champion it deals magic damage. A champion can only be hit five times.
Magic Damage Per Hit: 60 / 90 / 120 (+25% AP) (+35.5% AD)
Maximum Damage To Each Enemy: 300 / 450 / 600 (+250% AP) (+355% AD)

"Can you made one for this? Please :) (Smile) Her weapon looks like Tira's weapon from Soul Calibur.

why hate all the hate, Hathora? well at least your sister likes me.
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Well I do draw for money, so if you you're looking to commission, please send me a mail at Thanks!
geoenerg Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Don't forget braum
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I'm not sure I know what that is, but I'm all ears if it will help me improve :)
denvardoger Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Wow...loooong ago I was trying to create a concept like this, HEAVY armored medieval champion, since there is none (Nautilus? he is not medieval like; Mordekaiser? he doesn't look so heavy, as I was planning). I just wanted to create a tank champion almost immune of "move champion's position" CCs.
This passive would be like "Titanic Inertia: after x seconds moving in a direction, the next knock up, knock back, fling, grab, root and knock aside will be negated. Stun won't stop his movement, but he won't do anything else while stunned, including changing his direction". I would love to see riot comming out with a tank with that passive. =/

(sorry for my poor english)
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
That's sounds like a neat idea to me. It would be fun if they made a champion with accelerating movement speed like that :D
denvardoger Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Thanks. =D
Well...not accelerating, but an almost unstopable.
RexSadio Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD! is this a beetle?! omgg.... w/e it looks awesome!!! 
Leoquaz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i would loove to see his skillset....because visually...AWESOME
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Thank you. Skill set falls more on the side of game design, but from a visual standpoint: Stance shift (Shields up, Mr Sulu!) Most likely some kind of charge (one of those linear skillshot thingys). If this character should have some more utility it would also be cool if he could shield one of his weaker teammates. Either like in district 9 when Wikus defends Christopher using the mech, or by simply standing still with both shields in front of him and small frail champ encased like in chrysalis, just as annoying for the other team as it is too meet a high lvl Metapod at the first run through Iridian Forest without a fire pokemon.
More than that I cannot say, I'm not familiar enough with all the new champions (I think latest release before I quit playing was Shyvanna) to pick abilities that's different from the stuff that's already there. The task I was assigned with was to come up with visuals more unique to the game, so that they could be a possible base for new champions. Again, thanks for showing interest =]
Leoquaz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LUL that was A BIG MASHUP....District 9, Medabots, Star Trek.....but i got your point....i also do stuff like it....with 0,03% of your quality...but you got the point!
JohnyPlasma Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's nice. I first thought he'd be a bug or something cuz the shields on his back would look sort'a like that but then I thought again and realized how stupid that would've been.
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Oh really, that actually sounds like a pretty sweet idea to me. But I guess we all can't have the same taste =]
Undercurrent-32 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh he WASNT inspired by a beetle? I thought thats the whole idea, his headgear looks kinda like it too! When scrolling through the LoL designs by FZD, this one popped to me the most because of it, looks great from birds pov for the game too.
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Actually, it is a Rhinoceros beetle, and I think original comment got that idea as well. I didn't like the sullen tone of the writing, so I responded in the way I thought would piss the poster off the most ;) And thanks for the feedback and compliment!
LoLveteran Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
It's actually a nice idea having him switch stances from hard hitting melee to defensive tank, but slow.
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
(Y) thanks, he should also have quite a high chance of survival when running away from battle come to think about it. Then again, Sushi the Samurai would never do such a thing
LoLveteran Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
he would bring shame to his famiry
DeathsAria Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I would buy this guy I love the brawly tank style and this one looks really cool. only flaw i could think of is that he might overlap shen in personality a bit due to the seriousness and being a tank
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Thanks! Yeah, that might be true. Then I guess Shen is more driven by honor, but this guy is more just exited by battle, I don't think he would bring as much utility for his team as Shen does
DeathsAria Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah he does look more like a selfish tank type that disrupts where shen also heals his team and can defend a teammate
Xenalith Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Love your concepts man, i love seeing people's champ designs.
I don't feel comfortable giving criticism to someone really talented, but if you were really into this, and you wanted this to actually become a champ, you need to think of Skin possibilities for him, and I can't really see any other than some shell thing, maybe a Samurai?
raith2006 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
What about a giant beetle skin?
Xenalith Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Meh, needs more dragons.
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Thank you very much!I guess that makes sense from a business perspective, it was never mentioned in the design brief however :)
Xenalith Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
Haha glad to have been of assistance :)
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Liuv Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, this is badass, I think the game could use a guy who's covered in armor, looks awesome here!

Nice work. :D
CaconymDesign Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Thank you! Yeah, what I've seen from the usual design direction of the game it's something like 75% skin ;)
Uunimod Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   Digital Artist
This one is truly amazing!
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