Urgot is one of the many champions (playable characters) in Riot Games' MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) League of Legends. To quickly sum up the game lore, it is pretty much a world of powerful characters battling one another repeatedly with no consequences of death. The winner(s) are determined by defeating the opponents Nexus. Lore wise, the battle itself is not one of permanent death, but of a means of conflict resolve by allowing these champions to kill each other over and over and over again, without having to really worry about being put down for good.
In patch v184.108.40.206 was the birth of Urgot, which was Noxus's High Executioner. This blubbering mess of flesh crawls around on four legs and has projectiles on each arm. Created by Issfire, some Intern and Geeves, his design reflects a Cyborg-like Frankenstein in which he a is a poorly constructed mass of organic and inorganic material. To many his initial concept sounds interesting. But what you will soon realize, is that Urgot is despised in more ways than expected.
In Noxus, victory is achieved through power and mercy is viewed as a sign of weakness. This nation is your stereotypical bloodthirsty nation out for world domination. The more fearless, unrelenting and heartless a soldier is, the more recognition and appreciation Noxus returns.
Urgot was one of the greatest warriors Noxus has ever had. Unlike the others, Urgot flew head first into battle with little to no regard for his own safety. His lists of achievements, which granted him his high status came at the price of his own health. Each battle took its toll, having Urgot return with a damaged body. The consequences meant nothing to Urgot. Losing his hands to Garen, Noxus replaces his hands with weapons so he could continue fighting. Noxus was always able to compensate Urgot for whatever it was that he had lost. Over time, he was slowly losing parts of who he was and becoming something different.
Long story short, stuff happens and Garen cuts Urgot in half. Noxus found Urgot and tried to put Humpty Dumpty together again.
This video by Youtuber Targran does a great job going over the details.
Now it is nothing new for Noxus to revive their greatest of warriors who have fallen.
For example Sion, a once amazing soldier now turned into a hulking beast of a fear-train. Sion's conversion from death to life had some serious complications, which cost the life of many Noxusians in the process. But in the end, his beastly stature strikes fear in the hearts of anyone, friend and foe. Noxus returned Sion's characteristics back to him. He was and still is something to fear.
In his current form, it would appear that he now has an extended lifespan. I would even say that it might not have an expiration date.
Unlike SION who lost his mind, we know that Urgot is still one with himself mentally. So, being able to live close to forever as a cyborg, the question is, is Urgot happy?
Let's listen to what he has to say.
Eternal life, endless torture.
The gift of eternal pain.
Existence is torment.
You can't beat me, so join me. I need a good pair of legs"
If this is love, clearly Noxus and I have different definitions.
The players hate urgot.
As of the time of the posting of this article, LOLKING has Urgot as the least popular character in Ranked Solo and Ranked 5v5. Urgot has generally always been on the very bottom.
Only a chosen few (me being one of them) enjoy playing this character. Good luck to anyone playing normals on getting anyone to take you serious. Each room consists of the player trying to defend Urgot or just being kicked from the room immediately.
Playing Urgot comes at a price not only in game, but with other players.
Now clearly I doubt that Riot actually hates Urgot, but what I will do is if in the case they actually did hate him, all the signs are there.
I have never minded difficult characters, in fact I have found that the more difficult they are, the more they have to offer. But in any case, this sad character couldn't be left off the hook on those lines, no, he had to have a high difficulty stat, making every minute playing him as enjoyable as the life he lives.
Despite Urgot being a foolhardy character in his previous life, you would think that they would allow the man to fight the way that made him famous. Rushing into battle, taking hits without a care and doing what it takes to eliminate the opponent.
But Riot didn't do that. They Robbed Urgot of his greatest strength and turned him into a back row marksman. This means he sits outside of the heat of battle and kills from a distance.
Sion represented who he was in combat and came out even more fierce. Sure Urgot has the tools to be very effective, but nothing about his design says "Here I come to serve you somthin' fierce!"
Not to mention that playing as an ADC is an unlikely choice for him, while playing Top is more suitable for him. But the problem here is that that means he would likely be taking the spot of a tank, or a top character that has more "push" than he does.
Viktor being the mad genius he is had a hand in created some of the most memorable elements in the game. He not only made an awesome new body for him self (Creator Viktor), he also created some amazing "Battlecast" skins for other characters. In Urgot's case, Viktor was partly responsible for Urgot's new construction.
Compare all of Viktor's Battlecast skins. Urgot's is the absolute worst. Not that it looks terrible, but if you compare his Battlecast skin to his Battlecast siblings, you'll see his design is terrible.
Urgot's Battlecast skin looks like something out of Stephen King's 1986 disaster movie Maximum Overdrive. With his junky pain job and his double exhaust pipes that pump out enough emissions to cause any environmentalist to go insane. Take a good look at Urgot's Battlecast design (above) and compare it to the Battlecast design of his siblings below.
Their designs are sleek, smooth and something out of a modern day sci-fi flick.
Word is, it is in the works, but not for a long long time. I am sure they have their reasons, but it kind of shows that Urgot just isn't as important to them as everyone else.
Not saying they hate Urgot, but I can say they aren't showing any signs of really caring about him.