Originally Posted by Grand Viper
And also, if Zed walked up to Shen and said, "LOOK! I KILLED YOUR FATHER!" Do you know what Shen's response would be?
"Death is a natural part of the cycle of life. If it was his time to die, it was his time to die."
"But I killed your father! Decapitation!"
"A little brutal, yes, but you will not bring him back to life, correct?"
"No! What? Why would I do that?"
"Because that would be disrupting the Balance. Balance in all things, Zed."
Shen is True Neutral. It...really wouldn't affect him unless Zed sought out to antagonize Shen. And even then, who would win?
Zed Master of Shadows, or Akali, the Fist of Shadow?
I can imagine Akali being able to punch your shadow and making you keel over from the pain alone. Now seriously, you have the order of the Kinkou. So you have Zed and his nameless disciples versus Shen, Kennen and Akali.
This seems fairly one sided...
I'm wondering if this is going to be a test of character for Shen. It's one thing to watch your own father be tortured, but to be confronted by his murderer, it's bound to stir up some emotion.
I'm not saying he's going to have a complete breakdown and that they'll about-face with his character - Shen's one of my favorite champions gameplay-wise and flavor-wise, and part of the appeal is his seemingly infinite self-control, so I wouldn't want to see that aspect changed. But imagine, even if he so much as wavers or shudders in a hint of rage...that'd be a big deal for someone who didn't blink when his own father was being tortured in front of him.
I could easily see a story arc where Shen tries to convince himself he's bringing Shredd-I mean, Zedd to justice for the sake of balance, but deep inside he knows it's more personal than he wants to admit. I reckon that'd be a good compromise without having them do a complete about-face on his character.