While I was aware of the Inverse Ninja Law reducing the base HP of Akali / Kennen / Shen when present on the same team, I have recently discovered that they are not the only such champions to have a "Secret Passive".

Nidalee, Cougar that she is, grants younger men lower level champions 5 bonus XP when she levels up. Source

In addition, scuttlebutt says that Leona has a hidden passive as well.

Can anyone spill the beans ?

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    Huh, I just learned something new.
    – Rapida
    Aug 11, 2011 at 6:05
  • What about Gangplank/Miss Fortune? They have those pirate (hunter) passive effects, or are they just flavor?
    – Grace Note
    Aug 11, 2011 at 10:18
  • @Grace - the first link indicates that they are merely flavor. Aug 11, 2011 at 16:15

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Sunlight: Leona's passive Sunlight deals one less damage to champion skins wearing sunglasses (eg. Surfer Singed and the Commando skins).

Source: http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Hidden_passive

Here is a link to the LOL files, where the information of the wiki comes.

Another source, is a video of Rift Myths:

NOTE: There is a bug in Jarvan's Commando skin and he do not receive less damage.

  • Do you have a better source than the wikia? Not to rain on your parade, but Kaze's answer has been linking to the same page for over a month, and I've yet to see conclusive evidence proving this to be true (though it certainly seems plausible). Sep 27, 2011 at 22:29
  • It is my only source unfortunately. I guess we will have to wait till it is confirmed elsewhere :)
    – theorise
    Sep 28, 2011 at 8:44

As of this writing, so far, there've been only theories/rumors about Leona's passive. I'm also waiting for a confirmation.

Phreak did give a hint:

Some Demacian champions are affected.

Some claims include, but are not limited to the ff. (I'm still waiting for confirmation for any of them):

  • Unconfirmed but close: She deals 1 less damage against Demacian champions with Commando skins (sunglasses). See this thread.

  • Confirmed but debunked: Her W breaking Banshee's shield even before it explodes, and revealing herself to enemy units even when she's in bushes or within the fog of war (see screenshots here and here). This can be explained by looking further into the mechanics of the spell.

Here are other theories, but most of them are unconfirmed:

  • Slightly increased Sight Range(Her or Allies) Dance can cause damage
  • Miss Chance when facing her
  • Her Shield of Daybreak(Q) might give a small sight into a nearby bush
  • She gets miniscule buffs/debuffs depending on what map is used, e.g. Summoner's Rift Summer/Autumn
  • She gains a miniscule buff when laning with Pantheon

Of course, there's the slight possibility that we've been trolled.

  • Looks like it was solved in the linked thread. The -1 dmg is only from her passive, sunlight.
    – Ryre
    Sep 27, 2011 at 22:07

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