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6th Sep '17 11:38:58 AM REV6Pilot
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* The Companions quest line has you [[spoiler: avenging the death of the previous leader, and then storming an ancient tomb to save his soul from the hellish afterlife that awaited him. All while carrying an ancient battleaxe into the fight, which you get to keep afterwords.]]
* Another one for the Dark Brotherhood: [[spoiler:you gain the ability to summon Lucien Lachance to fight for you, [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes and if you encounter Shadowmere with him summoned, he will greet her as an old friend]].]]
* The first time you kill a dragon outside of the main quest.
** Especially if it attacks you while you're in a village and you manage to [[EverybodyLives keep anyone from dying]]. Picture it: You're just harvesting cabbage, and see two people walk by, maybe give you a nod. Suddenly, there's an unholy sound and a nightmarish monster swoops in, torching everything in its path. The two people don't run from it like all the rest. They actually shoot arrows at the thing! Then lead the creature outside down, and actually defeat it, one with just the power of their own voice -- just before the monster burns up and all of its power flows into the one using their voice! "I've never seen ''anything'' like that!" is an understatement.

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* The Companions quest line has you [[spoiler: avenging [[spoiler:avenging the death of the previous leader, and then storming an ancient tomb to save his soul from the hellish afterlife that awaited him. All while carrying an ancient battleaxe into the fight, which you get to keep afterwords.]]
afterwards]].
* Another one for the Dark Brotherhood: [[spoiler:you gain the ability to summon Lucien Lachance to fight for you, [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes and if you encounter Shadowmere with him summoned, he will greet her as an old friend]].]]
friend]]]].
* The first time you kill a dragon outside of the main quest. \n** Especially if it attacks you while you're in a village and you manage to [[EverybodyLives keep anyone from dying]]. Picture it: You're just harvesting cabbage, and see two people walk by, maybe give you a nod. Suddenly, there's an unholy sound and a nightmarish monster swoops in, torching everything in its path. The two people don't run from it like all the rest. They actually shoot arrows at the thing! Then lead the creature outside down, and actually defeat it, one with just the power of their own voice -- just before the monster burns up and all of its power flows into the one using their voice! "I've never seen ''anything'' like that!" is an understatement.



** On top of it all: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBPwCmU0V-Q the translated version of the song in the background]] makes it clear that the Nords in Sovngarde aren't just singing any song. they're singing a song about ''you'', coming to save them all from Alduin. ''All of Sovngarde'' is singing for your victory. All of Shor's realm has your back, Dovahkiin. ''Kick that lizard's ass.''
*** To prove the above point, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Soul.]] In the Hall of Valor was begging Shor to let them be your backup for the fight. Imagine having Tamriel's greatest BadassArmy at your back, a numberless legion of warrior ghosts including the founder of the Graybeards, a king who once locked up a dragon in his palace for kicks, and the original leader of the Companions who butchered the Falmer so hard, they decided being a blind slave-race to the Dwemer was preferable to extinction.

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** On top of it all: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBPwCmU0V-Q the translated version of the song in the background]] makes it clear that the Nords in Sovngarde aren't just singing any song. they're singing a song about ''you'', coming to save them all from Alduin. ''All of Sovngarde'' is singing for your victory. All of Shor's realm has your back, Dovahkiin. ''Kick that lizard's ass.''
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'' To prove the above point, [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Soul.]] In the Hall of Valor was begging Shor to let them be your backup for the fight. Imagine having Tamriel's greatest BadassArmy at your back, a numberless legion of warrior ghosts including the founder of the Graybeards, a king who once locked up a dragon in his palace for kicks, and the original leader of the Companions who butchered the Falmer so hard, they decided being a blind slave-race to the Dwemer was preferable to extinction.



* Roaming near a village en-route to a town on the other side of some mountains, [[BigBad Alduin]] is flying around and lands by a burial site to resurrect another dragon. Doesn't seem like much, right? The encounter is done by chance alone. This encounter isn't scripted, it just catches your curiousity enough for you to check it out. You'll never feel more powerless no matter how much you've leveled up in the middle of the game knowing the big guy's doing as he pleases. This is a pure moment of awesome for the developers alone for thinking outside the box and showing us the main antagonist is doing more than just sitting around waiting for you.

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* Roaming near a village en-route to a town on the other side of some mountains, [[BigBad Alduin]] is flying around and lands by a burial site to resurrect another dragon. Doesn't seem like much, right? The encounter is done by chance alone. This encounter isn't scripted, it just catches your curiousity enough for you to check it out. You'll never feel more powerless no matter how much you've leveled up in the middle of the game knowing the big guy's doing as he pleases. This is a pure moment of awesome for the developers alone for thinking outside the box and showing us the main antagonist is doing more than just [[OrcusOnHisThrone sitting around waiting for you.you]].



** Hell, everything he said was made of awesome! He defended Talos by telling the priestess to shut up, yelled at the Imperial Captain to hurry it up all without fear in his voice.
*** And he does all in this annoyed voice as if his own execution is making him late for work.

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** Hell, everything he said was made of awesome! He defended Talos by telling the priestess to shut up, yelled at the Imperial Captain to hurry it up all without fear in his voice.
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voice. And he does all in this annoyed voice as if his own execution is making him late for work.



** To quote Ralof, "[[DefiantToTheEnd As fearless in death as he was in life.]]"
** Better yet, choose to escape and ally with the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Captain who forced you to execution, even after a dragon attack, ''still wants some.'' KarmicDeath was never sweeter.

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** To quote Ralof, "[[DefiantToTheEnd As fearless in death as he was in life.]]"
life]]".
** Better yet, choose to escape and ally with the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Captain who forced you to execution, even after a dragon attack, ''still wants some.'' some''. KarmicDeath was never sweeter.



** Listen to it in Japanese [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7TxOLPNkT0 here]] starting at 0:28; his soldiers already cheering while he spoke, then they all cheer together right after just when they begin the seige. And even Ulfric's ending speech is just as good, and he knows it (after asking Galmar how he did, Galmar replied "Not bad", and Ulfric remarked "I thought so").

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** Listen to it in Japanese [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7TxOLPNkT0 here]] starting at 0:28; his soldiers already cheering while he spoke, then they all cheer together right after just when they begin the seige.siege. And even Ulfric's ending speech is just as good, and he knows it (after asking Galmar how he did, Galmar replied "Not bad", and Ulfric remarked "I thought so").



* Tullius giving one hell of a prep-talk to his men before they storm Windhelm. After finishing off Ulfric and ending the war once and for all, he gives a second RousingSpeech, like Ulfirc - which he [[CrowningMomentOfFunny finishes with a deadpan]] [[GrumpyOldMan "I hate giving speeches."]]

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* Tullius giving one hell of a prep-talk to his men before they storm Windhelm. After finishing off Ulfric and ending the war once and for all, he gives a second RousingSpeech, like Ulfirc - which he [[CrowningMomentOfFunny finishes with a deadpan]] [[GrumpyOldMan "I hate giving speeches."]]speeches"]].



* The first time you see Alduin resurrect one of his long-dead dragons. The sheer spectacle of watching a godlike dragon do his thing is beyond words.
28th Aug '17 1:49:42 AM Twoeyesshort
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* One that you need to [[FridgeLogic think about]] to notice, but there's a fair chance that an arrow you've been shot with will find its way into your inventory. Yes, you can still use it normally. This gives rise to situations where the Dragonborn gets shot, [[NoSell casually pulls the arrow out of his/her flesh]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard and then proceeds to return it to sender.]] Bonus points if this ends up a cinematic kill.
23rd Jul '17 2:39:09 PM valar55
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** His death by honourable combat at your hands becomes even more epic if you completed Malacath's quest before meeting him. You are a legendary supernatural dragonslayer who is also unbeknownst to the Orc ''the chosen champion of his patron deity'', and he is just an ordinary Orc warrior with his favourite axe, and '''[[BossInMookClothing and he will put up a decent fight against you]]'''. Given Malacath is simultaneously the patron deity of the underdog ''and'' a WarGod, [[DyingMomentOfAwesome you can bet this Old Orc's spirit will be warmly welcomed]].

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** His death by honourable combat at your hands becomes even more epic if you completed Malacath's quest before meeting him. You are a legendary supernatural dragonslayer who is also also, unbeknownst to the Orc Orc, ''the chosen champion of his patron deity'', and he is just an ordinary Orc warrior with his favourite axe, and '''[[BossInMookClothing and he will put up a decent fight against you]]'''. Given Malacath is simultaneously the patron deity of the underdog ''and'' a WarGod, [[DyingMomentOfAwesome you can bet this Old Orc's spirit will be warmly welcomed]].
20th Jul '17 1:34:55 PM valar55
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** Almost all finishing moves can be considered this. With a battleaxe or warhammer, you can trap your opponent's neck and ''headbutt them to death''. With two swords, you can force your opponent to kneel, then scissor-decapitate them. And if you're unarmed, you can finish them off with various [[WrestlerInAllOfUs wrestling]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fddeTaBGzS0 moves]]. Or just chokesalm the poor bastard to the floor and then [[TrampledUnderfoot stomp his head in]]. Killing [[EvilOldFolks Grelod the Kind]] with this particular finisher is DEEPLY satisfying.

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** Almost all finishing moves can be considered this. With a battleaxe or warhammer, you can trap your opponent's neck and ''headbutt them to death''. With two swords, you can force your opponent to kneel, then scissor-decapitate them. And if you're unarmed, you can finish them off with various [[WrestlerInAllOfUs wrestling]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fddeTaBGzS0 moves]]. Or just chokesalm chokeslam the poor bastard to the floor and then [[TrampledUnderfoot stomp his head in]]. Killing [[EvilOldFolks Grelod the Kind]] with this particular finisher is DEEPLY satisfying.
30th Jun '17 10:41:26 AM BossKey
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[[caption-width-right:350:"But there is one they fear. In their tongue, he is Dovahkiin - Dragonborn!"]]



** A side note: Tsun, the guard of the Whalebone Bridge? That's the old Nordic name for Zenithar. In order to access the Hall of Heroes, you just had to take on and beat ''an avatar of one of the Divines''.

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** A side note: Tsun, the guard of the Whalebone Bridge? That's the old Nordic name for Zenithar. In order to access the Hall of Heroes, you just had to take on and beat ''an ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu an avatar of one of the Divines''.Divines]]''.
31st May '17 3:17:57 AM Digsu
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** Once you get your hands on the Dawnbreaker, every time its enchantment goes off counts as its own mini-[=CMoA=]: when killing undead, the sword has the chance of [[StuffBlowingUp generating a massive explosion of fire]] that ''[[DisintegratorRay disintegrates]]'' pretty much any non-boss undead creature that gets caught in it.
14th May '17 6:38:11 PM Thunderchin
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** There ''is'' a line in the Dovahkiin song that translates to "with power to rival ''the sun''"...

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** There ''is'' a line in the Dovahkiin song that translates to "with power to rival ''the sun''"...[[note]]Even more badass when you consider TES lore. The Sun is actually the hole that the et'Ada called Magnus tore through Oblivion during his ScrewThisImOuttaHere reaction to the creation of the mortal plane. It's speculated that this event is the reason for ''all magic on Nirn''. This line compares Dovahkiin to the very source of all magic, if not the very PhysicalGod that created magic in the first place![[/note]]
30th Apr '17 2:58:09 PM Zaptech
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** A side note: Tsun, the guard of the Whalebone Bridge? That's the old Nordic name for Zenithar. In order to access the Hall of Heroes, you just had to take on and beat ''an avatar of one of the Divines''.
28th Apr '17 11:17:53 AM TheDragonsLittleBird
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* Somebody made a [[http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8426 mod]] (for PC) that [[spoiler:allows the Dragonborn to remind the Blades that they are his servants, not the other way around, and persuade them to let their vengeance against Paarthurnax go.]]

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* Somebody made a [[http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8426 mod]] (for PC) that [[spoiler:allows the Dragonborn to remind the Blades that they are his his/her servants, not the other way around, and persuade them to let their vengeance against Paarthurnax go.]]
2nd Apr '17 9:32:19 PM DaFlabbagasta
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