|“||"Ah, mankind. Ever fumbling from one brink of cataclysm to the next."|
Humans are the dominant sapient life forms of Runeterra. While their point of origin on the planet is currently unknown, the majority of human diaspora arrived from either the eastern lands beyond Ionia, Ionia itself, or the Freljord. They have a great variety of appearances, strengths and magical powers. Humans have the chance to be empowered by a variety of magical sources, turning into Ascended, Undead, or Vastayashai’rei. Humans are able to reproduce with Ascended, Vastayashai’rei, and Vastaya, birthing individuals that have some or all of the physical and/or magical abilities of their magically attuned parents. Cyborgs are humans who have augmented themselves by technology, with some individuals going so far as to be completely replace their human body parts with technology, effectively turning into technological Golem.
Most champions of the Runeterra Prime universe are humans, human sub-races, or races that originated from humans.
- The list divides humans under multiple categories depending on their alterations. This list is not directly tied to any in-lore classifications of humans, it is mostly here to classified different types of humans from a real-world perspective of the currently established human lore in the Runeterra Prime universe. Due to the size of the list, the exhibition is hidden.
- Normal Humans
These champions are humans with no alterations.
- Magicborn Humans
These champions are humans who were born with magical power, meaning they were never magically altered later in their lifes. Not all magicborn can manifest their power on their own so they need a conduit to wield it.
- Iceborn Humans
These champions are magicborn who have a strong aptitude for ice magic and are able to touch and wield true ice. They are also more resistant to the cold, another trait that other magicborn do not have.
- Spiritualist Humans
These champions are humans who have some sort of magical connection to the spirit realm.
- Cyborg Humans
These champions are humans who had their bodies enchanced by replacing one or more parts of their body with a biomechanical prosthesis, attaching it to their nervous system.
- Magically Altered Humans
- Chemically Altered Humans
These champions are non-magical or magical humans who were chemically altered later in their life.
- Void Touched Humans
These champions are humans who were altered by void energy.
- Human Hybrids
These champions are the offspring of a human and one of another race, becoming its own race.
Former Human Champions
These champions were formerly human but have been altered to such an extend, they became a different race. Due to the size of the list, the exhibition is hidden.
- Aspect Hosts
These champions are humans who ascended by the use of The Sun Disc of Shurima, but were later traumatized and corrupted by the horrors witnessed during The Void War, as well as self inflicted use of blood magic, becoming Darkin. Most of them, if not all, are imprisoned in their own weapon, only able to emerge by parasitically fusing with a host body for a short period of time.
These champions are humans who augmented their bodies to such an extent that they have lost all traces of their human body parts.
These champions are humans who were reanimated into their former, now rotting, bodies. Some reanimated undead possess objects, like a suit of armor.
These champions are humans who were brought back as Wraiths, souls given tangible bodies.
|“||"Humanity, surprisingly adept in the art of wrestling survival from the clutches of extinction."|
While Runeterran humans do not have an upfront physical difference from Homo sapiens, they appear to be able to withstand deadlier kinetic damage as well as posses stronger body structure. They are also able to wield large weapons and wear heavy armor that most if not all Earth humans would not be physically able to wield for an extended period of time in combat.
Unlike the most humans on Earth, Runeterran humans have been altered by the different forces on the planet. Because of this, the structure of some humans can differ greatly from others.
Human sub-races and races that originate from humans are able to reproduce with humans. In most cases, the offspring of this pairing has a chance to possess the physical and/or magical abilities of the parent who is part of the human sub-race or race that originated from humans.
All vastaya have some human ancestry. Since they do not posses the full magical abilities of the original vastayashai'rei, who they themselves were previously human that were altered by spirit magic. Vastaya with a higher percentage of human ancestry have more human physical traits and abilities, such as who is an offspring of a human father and vastayan mother.