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: I don't think the Winter Wonder skins are Nordic in origin. They're inspired by The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, which are popular ballets from Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky that were based on Russian and German folktales. Russia is a massive region, and the term "white" could mean a variety of things because it is an ever-changing social construct that has only existed for short period. However, the princess archetype from folktales in this region often depict women with fair skin because the Russian Empire had a feudal system similar to many regions. Peasants would work out in the field and develop a tan while the nobility would stay indoors, and thus remain fair. Therefore, skin tone in these regions was directly connected to class even though in Russia and Eastern Europe that ideal exist anymore. Soraka has always been depicted with fair skin by the artists in her human form, even before the Star Guardian release. Although, I don't blame you for not noticing. The Divine Skin from 2010 is lackluster. That being said, I do wish they did a different hair color. That bright yellow blonde wouldn't be my first choice, but her chromas look much better. One thing is for sure, Soraka is in desperate need of a lore update.
so being white is a social construct
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: This new Soraka skin is obviously based on a Nordic or Russian Princess. Can any of y'all tell me what colour skin people from that part of the world have? *White* > Err.. "Caucasian"
: Umm because its a winter skin?
Bard isnt white in his skin
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