I love Kayn, he's one of my most played champions and the second he came out, I knew he was going to be a champion I enjoyed playing based on gameplay. I love the ability to choose Kayn or Rhaast during game and all the little nuances and tricks to his kit (even though his dashing damage point is farther back on his character model than Yasuo's so you can never kill him before he kills you). I've been waiting eagerly to see what Riot would release for his next skin and while I ABSOLUTELY LOVE what they did with Odyssey Kayn, I can't help but feel a little slighted that the Rhaast/Shadow transformation isn't a Purple and Gold, instead of the traditional Red and Blue.
[Kayn's base skin](https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m6NhPLps0Sc/WVPz6JXNJQI/AAAAAAABESI/vH4ukbXrveY_2WL7exiAwRw4p_wWmJCnQCLcBGAs/s640/kayn3.jpg) is amazing and his design is very unique. One of the main things I liked though is that when he transforms, whichever side won, the dominant color came from the base model. If Kayn wins, the blue from his hair becomes the dominant color of his dress and scythe. If Rhaast wins, the red and steel become the focal point.
Same goes for [Soulhunter Kayn](https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/50MTJmdkqtoZ_gK16CX5VuCyfWg=/0x0:1600x368/1200x800/filters:focal(753x21:1009x277)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/55481033/qSomhna.0.png). If Rhaast wins, the base color becomes [the same green](https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/sjk5MMzSIBBjY5bPexXwZAd_G8U=/0x0:1600x368/1200x0/filters:focal(0x0:1600x368)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/8764247/x5jfzqO.png) as seen on the scythe. If Kayn beats Rhaast, [the orange from his medalion becomes the main color of his outfit](https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NidRDSIsv1NNZRsT8-fESv7qsKY=/0x0:1600x368/1200x0/filters:focal(0x0:1600x368)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/8764245/U1AOha4.png).
So my reasoning is, there are two colors left of the 6 main colors on the color wheel (when excluding the difference between Blue and Indigo) being Yellow and Purple, both are [HEAVILY FEATURED in Odyssey Kayn's default spawn skin](https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Pnqu0e1758c/maxresdefault.jpg). As you can see (and sorry for all the hyperlinks, I just haven't been able to figure out how to post pictures directly into the post), [Shadow Assassin Kayn and Rhaast, revert to their normal Blue and Red colors](https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iFszmsFe7dI0jAFLlGoIpOe7n84=/0x0:1425x754/1200x0/filters:focal(0x0:1425x754):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/12884625/odyssey_kayn_forms.jpg) (although I love the extra add-ons to both). I just feel like they could have done more and it would have felt better. The second I saw the teaser I sent a text to my friend saying "THE NEXT SKIN LINE HAS A PURPLE AND YELLOW THEMED KAYN AND ITS SPACE THEMED!" because looking at the default skin in the teaser, clearly shows the two main colors are purple and yellow/gold. I was so excited to see what kind of spin the concept creators had for this and to see they are just normal red and blue, feels sort of like a let down. The scythe in default form clearly has a purple and gold color scheme and could be easily taken from that for Rhaast, and Kayn's clothing matches that same coloring and could have been used for the jumping off point for SA's outfit and coloring. Especially when in the Odyssey lore, Kayn seems to be an emperor of the universe! Someone who worked on the skin clearly knows that throughout history, purple and gold were the colors of royalty. I just wish they stayed with that concept all the way through. I LOVE that Rhaast has a giant crown of Gold, but I feel like it would be better if his skin was a vibrant contrasting purple. Shadow Assassin, has amazing design work on his clothing and arm guards, but maybe if they made the blues a deep purple, and the his ghostly skin, a shining gold as a personification of Kayn reaching his ideal ruling form to take grasp of the universe.
Again, absolutely love everything having to do with the skin, and I love the fact that Riot is trying out another no PBE spoil with this skin line (because that made this so much better of a surprise), I just think if it did hit the PBE, these concerns would have been voiced, and the developers of the skin would agree and make the changes in time (much like they changed the Tango Evelynn rework skin from [this](https://i.imgur.com/ytfar3V.jpg) to [this](https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vmle55jBX3U/Wc6mSbQNzuI/AAAAAAAAwRw/DV6NNcwtCN81PhnhOf_6WpD6bnmpzwCnwCLcBGAs/s1600/eveturn.jpg)).
Love everything the skin team is doing, think all of it has been beautiful recently, keep doing what you're doing! Just a little let down at the potential lost.