[Spoilers] Lux: Issue Nr. 5 - Feedback, Discussion and Questions

> # Intro The second comic by Riot Games and Marvel comes to a finale! The last issue of [LUX](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/comic/lux/issue-5/0/) is here. There's not much happening, but it's still a deep dive into the lore. This was a fun series to do, but I don't think I'll post about every issue for the following Zed comic. Of course, I'll always be here, theorizing, but I'll leave the big threads for someone else, especially since my exam in linear algebra is coming up. As I said, the final issue revealed some interesting things we talked about the last time [here](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/JxmnMEGY-spoilers-lux-issue-nr-4-feedback-discussion-and-questions) and also [here](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/MGbnYxYu-lets-talk-about-the-big-armored-demacian-in-the-room). But I'm getting ahead of myself, so I should put a spoiler warning here: # **_~~Spoilers! Last warning!~~_**     > # Summary https://universe-meeps.leagueoflegends.com/v1/assets/images/comic-series/luxcomic/Luxcomic-issue-5-link.jpg The issue starts with the second-most awaited fight in popular culture (right after Cleganebowl): Garen vs Sylas. After some shittalk, Lux lets Garen know that his sword is dangerous if Sylas touches it, so he grabs a halberd from a guard instead. He knocks Sylas down with it, who in turn takes magic from another downed rebel and blasts Garen with it. Behind him, Jarvan appears and holds him in a stranglehold. As Sylas frees himself, the fight seems won: Sylas and the mages scatter and retreat. Lux, with her bloodied knife https://cdn.discordapp.com/emojis/611606335112347668.png?v=1 then follows Sylas and a group of refugees down in the sewers, but ultimately lets them go. We then cut between the burial of King Jarvan III and the escape of Sylas through the sewers and into the wild. Jarvan IV now promises to persecute all mages with a force never seen before. And true enough, the mageseekers are back with even more power. Cui Bono? Lux and Garen walk through the city and witness these incidents while discussing if it's "fair". Garen also reveals he was tasked by Jarvan with helping the mageseekers. Luxanna then has the idea to help the mageseekers in her position as Crownguard, but uses it as an excuse to take children out of the city. They lead her to a safe house in Dregbourne, where she finds a group of adult mages. Among them is the young girl from the first issue who was stopped by Garen. Lux proves to them she is a mage too and promises them a way out of the city. They leave through the sewers. In the meantime, Garen interrogates another boy found by the mageseekers. He also enters the sewers. The young mage gifts her staff to Lux, to remind her that she is a mage and a good person. When they reach the exit, they find it blocked by Sylas. The group turns around - only to find Garen behind them. A confrontation between siblings follows. Garen is clearly in denial, doesn't want to see that Lux is helping mages, but she then forces him to admit and say it. _His sister is a mage. And a Demacian._ In the end, Lux blows up the exit and Garen lets them flee. He reports back to Jarvan, even covering Lux. On the last panel, we see how Sylas regroups in the wild while we see Lux narrating to match the ending to the beginning. ---     > # People & Places _*~~Lux~~*_ https://universe-meeps.leagueoflegends.com/v1/assets/images/demacia-sketches/lux-demacia-sketch.jpg All in all, I'm fine with Lux' development over the course of this series. She started to take responsibility and stood up for what she is. As a wise man once said: _Let me give you some advice, mage. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you._ Her staff is now there to remind her that she is indeed a mage and a good Demacian. Luxanna also now arrived at what I think is her canon personality. With the end of this comic, **For Demacia** and **Last Light** we now have three instances where she helps others, especially those "afflicted" with magic. This is what she does, helping Demacians and teaching them to control their gift. I assume she's not going to change a lot until the end of the arc - actually she might have reached the end here. Even if the upcoming Novella carries her a little further, she has a lot of content. Not only is her basic setup finished (Sona and Lucian crying in the distance), but she also appears in _two_ additional stories, a 5-issue comic and an animation, and that's not even counting a possible appearance in the first-ever League Lore novella. ---- _*~~Garen~~*_ https://universe-meeps.leagueoflegends.com/v1/assets/images/demacia-sketches/garen-demacia-sketch.jpg This issue revealed the truth we were all looking for: Garen's sun-steel sword is indeed the source of magic, not Garen himself. Since we already saw heavy hints towards Morgana in the last issue, I think it's safe to say this magic came from Kayle. Swain also hints that they _carry_ it into battle. Garen also shows growth in this issue: He can't repress his memories anymore, he has to accept that his sister is a mage. And he does not only that, but also accepts her as Demacian and then lets them leave. Later, in **For Demacia** we see that he's still processing all of it, but he knows that Lux is loyal and will do everything _for Demacia_. He's not as far along his path as Lux is, but he also took an important step in this comic. Can't wait for that Novella to come around. ---- _*~~The Revolution~~*_ https://universe-meeps.leagueoflegends.com/v1/assets/images/turmoil_bg.jpg I think the revolution is far from over. We know that [Turmoil](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/turmoil/) takes place around one month after Sylas broke out, so if you haven't read it, do so. One conclusion that we didn't know at the time is that the king in that story is actually Jarvan IV, since his father died here. It also means that Sylas is still active out there and recruiting like in his [color story](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/sylas-color-story/). All in all I think this set up a nice foundation of the mage rebellion in Demacia for the writers to build upon. How King Jarvan the _fourth_ now deals with the rebellion should be an interesting topic. Someone should write a book about that, idk a short one, not really a novel but something like that maybe... ----     > # Where are the Demacian champions? That was a topic that [came up on the boards](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/8WKhW6xX-where-are-the-demacian-champions) recently, and I hope we will find out in the future. - Lux, Sylas, Garen, Jarvan IV, and Xin Zhao all appear in the comic or the [Aftermath](https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/xinzhao-aftermath-story/) of it. So far, so good. - Shyvana, Galio, Kayle, and Morgana are all mentioned indirectly. Only Shyvana is a mystery, since the other three are _remain_ing inactive right now. Some of Jarvans comments indicate she left him? There are some issues that could be explored here, e.g. why Galio hasn't woken up with that many mages running around. Fingers crossed for the novella. - Quinn, Vayne, Fiora, Poppy, Sona, and Lucian are the Demacian champions that have nothing to do with the comic. I'll exclude Sona and Lucian since they are both missing parts of their lore, but these still are 4 champions we haven't heard anything of. Especially Quinn could be an effective weapon to the rebellion. Again: Fingers crossed for the novella. ----     > # Continuity issues I've seen some confusion with the continuity / timeline. As I tried to clarify that [before](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/h8WdkUzW-demacia-timeline-garen-and-lux), I'll try that again with the new information we now have. The most important change from that post is that their ages in the comic are given with 19/25 ([Source](https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/story-art/AsE2ETod-spoilers-lux-issue-nr-1-feedback-discussion-and-questions?comment=0010).) Since Lux uses her wand in **For Demacia**, it must be after the comic. I've heard people say it must be before, since she is basically an exile now, but I do think she can return to Demacia and continue work with the Illuminators / Radiant Ones. Maybe she'll even found the order of the Radiant Ones? After all, they would do exactly what she is doing in this issue. Also, the scene from the first issue, where we saw the Great City of Demacia all but destroyed - when does that happen? We never saw it again in the comic, but it must be in the third issue, when she carries Garen to the infirmary of the sisters - after Sylas just blasted him with the magic of one of them. ----     > # Open Questions If you felt that the ending was not very satisfying, you'd be right! I was missing a climax too and furthermore, it (deliberately) left a lot of open questions. > Is Lux now forever exiled? How are they going to deal with the rebellion that basically just started? What about Quinn, Galio, Shyvana, Fiora, Poppy, everyone else? Who killed the king? What’s the agrarian economic policies of the feudal economy? Why haven't we heard anything about the Illuminators? What would Taric think about his own country? How did that advice from the envoy of the Arbormark turn out? Keep in mind that this is not the end of Demacian content, we should see a Novella soon (tm). In that regard, the comic did exactly what it was supposed to do: It pulled me even deeper into the lore (if that's even possible), give me more! ---- Thanks again for sticking with me through this series! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Next up is Zed as well as the Novella! ######Did I tell you there is a Novella about Demacia coming?
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