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|“||I am evil! Stop laughing!||„|
|“||Know that if the tables were turned, I would show you no mercy!||„|
|“||You fools! You thought you could trick me, Veigar, Master of Evil?! Perhaps you hoped I would grant you the mercy of a swift and painless end! Well, I regret to inform you that your lives are simply not worth my time!||„|
|~ Veigar trying (and failing) to intimidate villagers.|
Veigar, also known as the Tiny Master of Evil, is a villainous playable character in the multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends, who serves as the main antagonist of "The True and Ghastly Tale of the Beast of Boleham Tower".
A curious yordle sorcerer, Veigar was twisted for decades by the magic of the dark lord Mordekaiser. With dark celestial powers at his fingertips, Veigar now struggles to find the respect he thinks he deserves as Runeterra's most diabolical villain of all time.
The 28th champion to be added to the game, Veigar was released on July 24, 2009, and is most commonly played in the mid lane.
He is voiced by Bob Beal.
After the Great Darkin War, Veigar became interested in great celestial magic, and believed himself to already be highly skilled in this field. Joining a band of mages, he was taught their habits and ways. Peace did not last long however, as the dreaded Mordekaiser found the group in one of his conquests, snatched away Veigar, and sent the other mages to die. Becoming a prisoner at Mordekaiser's fortress, Mordekaiser required Veigar use his talents in nefarious ways to either power his troops or just for kicks. Time and time again committing and viewing the atrocities that the ghastly warlord would commit, Veigar eventually forgot his own past and lost his mind, even after Mordekaiser's defeat and his freedom. Despite fleeing from his prison, he embraced the evil Mordekaiser caused him to commit, desiring to spread fear and suffering to the land, even if he doesn't exactly inspire it. Pastures and towns may be burned, bandit clans would be forced to retreat from the woodland, and the corpses of murk wolves might be left to rot in the town square, but he hasn't yet became a truly nightmarish figure. Regardless, Veigar still holds set fast in his desire to become the most wicked being to ever exist in Runeterra.
In game, Veigar is a burst type champion, with him mostly using powerful magical attacks. His passive, Phenomenal Evil Power, allows Veigar to gain Phenomenal Evil when he either attacks or kills an enemy champion, with each stack powering his abilities. For his actual attacks, Veigar can blast a bolt of dark magic with Baleful Strike, rain down a piece of dark matter with Dark Matter, knockdown and stun enemies in the caging Event Horizon, and fire a burst of power energy with Primordial Burst.
As the great Master of Evil, Veigar believes himself to be the most diabolical being in all of Runeterra, leading to an arrogant and short-tempered demeanor. Veigar hates being called short, and he hates short-related jokes, and if anyone thinks they are more evil than him, he will simply defeat them in battle to prove them wrong. However, while Veigar likes to think of himself as an evil sorcerer, his actions generally reflect the opposite, being only minor annoyances to the locals or occasionally even somewhat helpful, suggesting that Veigar's true nature, from back in the days when he was just a young and curious yordle, is still at least a little good at heart.
- Veigar's short story confirms that his name is officially pronounced "VEY-guhr", not "vie-GAHR".
- Because he was present during Mordekaiser's second reign of terror, Veigar is at least 1500 years old.
- His allegiance to Mordekaiser after his imprisonment suggests that he may be affected by Stockholm syndrome.
- Many players of League of Legends have compared Veigar to Heinz Doofenshmirtz, as they are both villains who think they are evil but whose schemes unintentionally help people rather than hurting them.
- His appearance is similar to the Black Mage from Final Fantasy.
Reign of Mordekaiser