I feel like some fans try way too hard to portray Demacia as "the actual evil people". Any time I see anyone talking about Demacias lore I see them saying how Demacia and Garen are actually bad and that they want to kill everyone who knows magic.
It's great that Demacia and Noxus are no longer generic "Good vs Evil", but I feel like if the bad sides of Demacia keep getting emphasized in lore it will just devolve into the same generic cliche again, but with Demacia being evil.
The hidden dark side to a good person/nation trope only works if they are actually portrayed as good people. When I see "Did you know Demacia hates magic?" In every piece of the nations lore, it loses its edge.