The changes we’ve made have given new life to Karma’s title, “The Enlightened One.” In the past, her title conveyed her serenity and calm. Now, it represents the enlightened path she’s found for Ionia: a new path, merging the spiritual traditions of Ionia with the nation’s newfound strength.
I was originally going to write a little fanfic about this (I still might), but for now I'll just say my main point. Something to note is that I am taking both Karma's current state and her reworked one as being canon, with the former becoming the latter. This is quite integral to my point.
So ever since Karma joined the League, a lot of stuff has gone down. After Ionia won independence from Noxus, the Elders (the governing body in Ionia) have probably been on her back to make sure that the next time Noxus attacks, Ionia will be ready. Not only that, but there have been several events that have disrupted the very foundation of Ionia's ideals (complete balance and harmony), which puts even more pressure on Karma, a paragon of her people. Let's go down the list, shall we?
1. A former guardian of the Pit of Pallas absorbed the eldritch horror he was guarding, disappeared, and has now returned, vowing vengeance against Noxus.
2. A rogue mage has created a flying fortress by tearing a castle out of the ground through sheer force of will and magical prowess, forgoing any idea of balance or restraint.
3. A single ninja from the Kinkou order tapped into forbidden techniques. He raised an army of shadows, killed the old master and took the temple for himself, and killed nearly everyone inside, save for three. Said ninja has made it his mission to upset the idea of balance in Ionia.
Clearly, at some point Karma had a revelation that a strongly worded letter to these three individuals would simply not cut it, and she had to get her hands dirty eventually. In some meditative state she undoubtedly had some sort of spirit animal vision thing go on with the twin dragons of Ionia, which gave her new purpose. Casting aside her fans and wielding pure willpower through her hands super saiyan style, she is ready to take the hands-on approach to enforce balance and strong leadership in Ionia.
That last bit could be worded better, but you get my meaning. Some Red feedback would be nice to know if I hit the nail on the head or if I just broke my thumb with the hammer. Runaan pls.