Woah, questions. I'm coffee'd up and ready to wade in.
Originally Posted by Swippinfrafes
First post? Excellent!
First question, what does Syndra think of other beings with amazing magical potential or prowess, such as Annie, Brand and Xerath? Would she see them as threats, allies, enemies, rivals, or cockroaches?
Second, what are the origins of Syndra's power? As in, does she have some elemental affinity such as with gravity, or is it moreso telekinesis?
Finally, is there any chance the old man could make a return, or is he stone cold dead?
I think Syndra would be incredible interested in Annie. She'd wonder what this little talented kid could be capable of, given the right tutor and environment, which she'd be more than happy to provide.
I think she'd sympathize with Xerath and be intrigued by the power he's obtained, but I think Xerath would possibly be more interested in her. All of his power is arcane, researched and developed, while Syndra is more instinctive - maybe her approach could succeed at unbinding him where his has failed...
I don't think she'd see Brand in the same way, she'd just maybe be interested in trying to harness the flames, just to see if she could.
She's essentially attuned to the flows of magic - she can manifest force just by willing it, and she condenses spheres of raw magic from the air. She doesn't fully understand her talents, and up until now, she hasn't cared about their source. If she wants to realize her full potential, I imagine she'll have to understand herself.
The old man is really, really, really dead.
Originally Posted by Rion Rakkard
If I recall correctly, Jax is also one of the most powerful champions. Do you think someone like him could take her under his wing and actually have the power to contain/teach her how to control her power instead of blindly use it?
Also, she reminds me of Ichigo Kurosaki, all that power welled up inside of her, but just like in Bleach, he kinda just let all that power go before learning to harness it. If she would stop to let it build up, who knows how powerful she could be?
That's an interesting idea - Jax would have the right temperament, he always seemed like a patient guy to me. But that would need to be a two-way relationship, and I severely doubt that Syndra would submit to counselling from some completely unmagical dude with a lamppost.
Syndra's magic isn't really building up inside of her, she's just slowly developing her mastery of forces that already exist.
Originally Posted by Azezo2000
Is Syndra like an anomaly or is she like from a line of mages?
Also whats her motivation to join the league?
Syndra's parents were not magical, but she doesn't know too much of her family history. I can imagine her researching it if she ever becomes interested in learning more about the origins of her power.
We haven't told the story of her joining the league yet, but I can think of a few ideas. Given that her primary joy in life is her magic, she could see the league as a playground, a place where she can truly push her limits and see what she can do. That might be worth submitting herself to the Summoners, especially if she can work out a deal with them - it's in the League's interest to have someone like her on the Fields of Justice, after all. Besides, she probably believes that if she needs to cast off their control, she could just do it.
Alternatively, maybe she'd want to undermine Ionia's authority by publicly expressing her power and philosophy in an attempt to sway others to her beliefs. If there are other talented would-be mages in Ionia that feel frustrated or repressed, seeing Syndra out there being Syndra could encourage them to rebel.
I've seen a popular theory that the League Summoners could imprison her, and while this could be an interesting story, it doesn't mesh with the way she presents herself in game. Still, fun fiction fodder.