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Riot commits a heinous game design sin: making ugly characters.

League of Legends fans were so upset about the unnervingly human appearance of its latest character, Smolder the baby dragon, that the studio overhauled the design just days after he was unveiled.

See the difference yourself — he certainly looks less like a My Little Pony extra. If the Sonic the Hedgehog redesign proved anything, it's that listening to fans is sometimes a good thing. Sometimes.


A before and after comparison of Smolder’s redesign from League of Legends.
Here comes the Smolder (v2.0).
Image: Riot / @neolexical