If arcane is true, then imagine dragons have more lore than Shaco.

Exploring how the lore from the animated series Arcane meshes with the existing storyline of the popular game League of Legends.

The League of Legends universe has always been brimming with intricate stories, dynamic character relationships, and lore that is continually propagated by fans. This point is now under renewed scrutiny with the release of the animated series Arcane, said to be based upon the lore of the game itself. One may therefore wonder whether the contexts and narratives proposed in Arcane are now considered official League of Legends lore.

To answer this, one must understand what ‘canon’ means within storytelling. Canon refers to the body of lore that is officially accepted as part of the storyline in a work of fiction. Canon content effectively forms the official storyline on which future expansions or adaptations are based. For League of Legends, this would include the lore provided in the game itself, as well as in associated narratives mentioned by Riot Games.

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Understanding this establishes a basis on which to investigate whether Arcane is canon. If it emerges that Arcane is indeed canon, this would signal that any additional storyline perspectives or histories shown on the series are solidly part of the official League of Legends storyline. This could potentially alter the understanding of character relationships, motivations, or histories within the game.

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Traditionally, Riot Games has not explicitly stated that Arcane and League of Legends share the same canon. An additional question, therefore, is whether the creators of Arcane adhered to the already established League of Legends lore or if they took liberties when crafting the narrative for the series. This question, still under debate in the community, is important as it may reveal if the events of Arcane effectively change anything in the lore of the game.

Jinx is a character of import when considering this potential convergence of lore narratives. Her relationship with Vi, for instance, depicted in Arcane, might now color her interactions and history in the game. No official statement from Riot Games confirms this, although fans posit that the connection seems probable given the characters' portrayal in Arcane.

Consider also the character of Caitlyn. Certainly, she has already established lore within League of Legends milieu. Yet the Caitlyn depicted in Arcane possesses nuance and backstory that many feel deepen her character. If Arcane is canon, then these speculative analyses are no longer just theories, but integral parts of the characters, their motivations, and ultimately how they are understood within the game.

The city of Piltover plays a major role in both League of Legends and Arcane. While detailed in the game, Arcane explores the city's structure and operation through a more nuanced lens. If Arcane’s lore is accepted as canon, the understanding of Piltover will be more comprehensive and intimate for players.

Similarly, the Undercity and its relationship with Piltover are shown in greater depth in Arcane. Again, understanding this connection would substantially deepen if Arcane's depiction of these places and their societal interactions was taken as canon. It provides substantial insight into the cultural milieu of these in-game locations, offering a more immersive player experience.

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There are peripheral characters in Arcane who do not feature as playable units in League of Legends, such as Silco. His relationship with existing characters and the influence he exerts in Piltover and the Undercity creates a new dimension in the overall storyline. Should Arcane establish this as canon, such relationships would play into the background of key characters in the game, altering perhaps how they are perceived or understood.

This potential reimagining of relationships isn't just confined to Silco. Vander, a pivotal character in Arcane, has definitive interactions and links with numerous characters. If Arcane is made canon, these relationships are brought into sharper focus and influence the narrative of the game in a more profound manner.

Despite all this speculation, the ultimate question remains: is Arcane canon? If it is, then the narratives, histories, relationships and interactions portrayed in the series take on a more profound bearing, transforming not just the characters but the game world itself and deepening the gaming experience.

Riot Games is yet to confirm or deny whether Arcane is canon. Until it does, players and fans can only speculate and discuss the implications and possible changes that could come into effect if Arcane was indeed confirmed as canon. Regardless, the series undoubtedly brings a new appreciation for the deep, rich lore of League of Legends.

For now, the community tends to view Arcane as a separate, parallel narrative, a beautiful spin-off that reimagine the characters and places we know from League of Legends. Tying them together as canon may not seem necessary as both stand solidly on their own and provide enjoyment for viewers and players alike.

The idea that Arcane might be canon has implications beyond just the lore. It presents the opportunity for new gameplay, map updates, or even new characters based on Arcane’s lore. This is admittedly exciting and adds another dimension to this speculation.

Irrespective of whether Arcane's lore becomes canon or not, what is clear is it has fired the imagination and stoked interest in League of Legends lore. It is testament to the narrative richness of the game, and its ability to be interpreted and reimagined in such an engaging manner.

Positing Arcane as canon or not ultimately rests with Riot Games. Whatever their decision, the game and the series already offer captivating narratives with complex character development. If Arcane becomes canon, it would be an intricate “cherry on top.” If not, it in no way detracts from the deep, rich narrative world Riot Games has created.

For now, the notion that Arcane might become canon remains a topic of discussion. Yet, regardless of its canon status, Arcane does have an undeniable influence on the League of Legends universe. It's enriched understanding of characters and places and sparked renewed interest on its existing lore.

As such, while the official status of Arcane’s lore within League of Legends remains speculative, its impact on the game, its characters, and its vast community is tangible. Whether or not Arcane is canon, its existence deepens the narrative richness of the world of League of Legends, an achievement that Riot Games can certainly find solace in.