Legends Character, Briar, Takes Center Stage
Legends character Briar took the limelight even before her official reveal, particularly because of the prominent display of her feet. This trend continued as she took center stage, causing a ripple in the League community when her foot-centric design was specifically referenced by developers in a discussion about her concept art.
Briar's Foot Design Sparks Widespread Debate
The conversation about Briar's feet surpassed the buzz around her official unveiling in many ways. Her leaked art sparked widespread debate due to the emphasis on her toes, spawning discussions about the appropriateness of such a presentation. Despite the character's full reveal being met with a positive reception, the foot-focused chatter continues.
The Developer's Statement on Briar's Feet
The community was surprised when developers referred to her feet in a blog discussing her character design - stating it as an integral part of her persona. Feet have always been a popular subject in the gaming world, with incidents of streamers being banned for displaying them, to debates around their prominence in video games like Street Fighter 6. Briar's character design was no exception, her unique foot detail attracted immediate attention.
Continuing Controversy After Full Reveal
The debate around Briar's foot design persisted even after her full reveal. Developers further fanned the controversy by indicating that her feet were a key component of her character. The post read, “Her face and expressions show a lot of her eagerness and excitement. But her feet and stance communicate her hesitance and trepidation on entering the human world. And then her hands – restrained at the wrists – show her inner hunger.”
Community's Response to Briar’s Foot Design
An individual response pointed out that people often use their hands to express themselves. As Briar is frequently depicted with her hands tied, it was suggested that using her feet to display her character traits made sense. Subversively, some used this discussion as an opportunity to critique League's lore team, quipping that 'Briar's feet have more lore than Shaco.'
League of Legend's Social Media Response
To add to the dialogue, League of Legend's social media accounts cast divided opinions about the popularity of Briar's unique character design. The main LoL account has muted any mention of feet and toes, declaring that those persistently sharing images of Briar's feet are 'not seeing the gates'. On the other hand, the French account of League of Legends briefly used Briar’s feet as their header on Twitter.
Continuation of the Foot Discussion
As the developers and the community continue to engage in the conversation around Briar's feet, it seems the discussion is far from cooling down.