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6th Mar '17 10:39:09 AM SorPepita
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* BarredFromTheAfterlife: One theory is that Morokei never died, since he was around well before Alduin started bringing back the dragon priests, even wandering into Morrowind to capture the Staff of Magnus.

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* BarredFromTheAfterlife: One theory is that Morokei never died, since he was around well before Alduin started bringing back the dragon priests, Dragon Priests, even wandering into Morrowind to capture the Staff of Magnus.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Within the Dragon Cult itself; when Rahgot ordered his followers to commit mass suicide [[spoiler: including the children]], his alchemist Froda argued that it would more honourable to die from the blades of their foes than take the easy way out by drinking poison. Rahgot's response was to [[BadBoss grant]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor her request]] personally.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Within the Dragon Cult itself; when Rahgot ordered his followers to commit mass suicide [[spoiler: including [[spoiler:including the children]], his alchemist Froda argued that it would more honourable to die from the blades of their foes than take the easy way out by drinking poison. Rahgot's response was to [[BadBoss grant]] [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor her request]] personally.



%%* MalevolentMaskedMen

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%%* MalevolentMaskedMen* MalevolentMaskedMen: Masked and evil.



* MemeticBadass: InUniverse example, Vahlok. Go look at the list of Badass traits Miraak has. Then remember, according to legend, Vahlok is the one who ''beat him'' - Miraak only escaped being killed because [[spoiler:Herma-Mora snatched him out of Nirn]]. The Skaal remember him as a heroic figure called "The Guardian" because of it.

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* MemeticBadass: InUniverse example, example with Vahlok. Go look at the list of Badass traits Miraak has. Then remember, remember that, according to legend, Vahlok is the one who ''beat him'' - Miraak only escaped being killed because [[spoiler:Herma-Mora snatched him out of Nirn]]. The Skaal remember him as a heroic figure called "The Guardian" because of it.



* SinisterMinister: Their cruelty soon rivaled that of the dragons. Some of the descriptions of the Dragon War and preceding times suggests the cruelty of the Tamrielic Dragon Cults were ''worse'' than that of the dragons themselves.

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* SinisterMinister: Their cruelty soon rivaled that of the dragons. Some of the descriptions of the Dragon War and preceding times suggests the cruelty of the Tamrielic Dragon Cults were was ''worse'' than that of the dragons themselves.



* TokenGoodTeammate: Vahlok. The Skaal regard his rule to be a time of peace and prosperity and, unlike the priests of Skyrim, he was remembered as a wise and just leader. This contrasts with all the other dragon priests. [[spoiler:Although that doesn't stop him from trying to kill you when he awakens, like the others.]]

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* TokenGoodTeammate: Vahlok. The Skaal regard his rule to be a time of peace and prosperity and, unlike the priests of Skyrim, he was remembered as a wise and just leader. This contrasts with all the other dragon priests.Dragon Priests. [[spoiler:Although that doesn't stop him from trying to kill you when he awakens, like the others.]]



* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Collecting all eight Dragon Priest masks and placing them on a shrine deep in Labyrinthian unlocks a ninth mask, Konahrik. One of its effects is to summon a dragon priest as an ally, possibly Konahrik himself.]]

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* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:Collecting all eight Dragon Priest masks and placing them on a shrine deep in Labyrinthian unlocks a ninth mask, Konahrik. One of its effects is to summon a dragon priest Dragon Priest as an ally, possibly Konahrik himself.]]



3rd Mar '17 7:43:26 AM SorPepita
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* BadPresent: From his perspective. He is ''pissed'' to emerge from a time portal and discover that the dragons are all dead or in hiding, and that mortals now rule Mundus.



* BadPresent: From his perspective. He is ''pissed'' to emerge from a time portal and discover that the dragons are all dead or in hiding, and that mortals now rule Mundus.



* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler: The moment he runs away from you with his tail between his legs is the moment the other dragons realize he doesn't deserve to lead. [[NoTrueScotsman A true dovah would fight to the end or submit to their better.]]]]

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* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The moment he runs away from you with his tail between his legs is the moment the other dragons realize he doesn't deserve to lead. [[NoTrueScotsman A true dovah would fight to the end or submit to their better.]]]]



** Gets this the other way when most of the other dragons consider [[spoiler: him fleeing from the Dragonborn rather than submitting or dying]] makes ''him'' no true Dovah.

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** Gets this the other way when most of the other dragons consider [[spoiler: him [[spoiler:him fleeing from the Dragonborn rather than submitting or dying]] makes ''him'' no true Dovah.



* OneManArmy: Alduin was able to destroy the entire garrison at Helgen and raze much of the town to the ground by himself, without taking a scratch, despite the presence of elite Imperial soldiers and battlemages. During the the Dragon War, his presence (and eventual absence) alone was enough to decide the battle between the dragons and the human/dragon alliance. In terms of lore, he's easily able to destroy the entire world when the appropriate time comes along (although he prefers to rule it instead).

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* OneManArmy: Alduin was able to destroy the entire garrison at Helgen and raze much of the town to the ground by himself, without taking a scratch, despite the presence of elite Imperial soldiers and battlemages. During the the Dragon War, his presence (and eventual absence) alone was enough to decide the battle between the dragons and the human/dragon alliance. In terms of lore, he's easily able to destroy the entire world when the appropriate time comes along (although he prefers to rule it instead).



* WeCanRuleTogether: Sort of. In [[spoiler: Sovngarde]], he compliments your persistence and mentions that you would have been an excellent slave. For someone whose fundamental nature is to dominate, that is probably as close as he can come to this trope.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: Sort of. In [[spoiler: Sovngarde]], [[spoiler:Sovngarde]], he compliments your persistence and mentions that you would have been an excellent slave. For someone whose fundamental nature is to dominate, that is probably as close as he can come to this trope.



* YourSoulIsMine: As firstborn of Akatosh, Alduin has the "right" to [[spoiler: consume the souls of the fallen warriors in Sovngarde to replenish his strength.]] When he is [[spoiler: defeated the first time by Paarthurnax and the Dragonborn, he retreats to Sovngarde to feed on the fallen and regain strength.]] Of course, [[spoiler: Shor is displeased with this, and while he won't directly intervene, he does dispatch the old heroes of Skyrim to assist the Dragonborn in putting a stop to it.]]

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* YourSoulIsMine: As firstborn of Akatosh, Alduin has the "right" to [[spoiler: consume the souls of the fallen warriors in Sovngarde to replenish his strength.]] When he is [[spoiler: defeated [[spoiler:defeated the first time by Paarthurnax and the Dragonborn, he retreats to Sovngarde to feed on the fallen and regain strength.]] Of course, [[spoiler: Shor [[spoiler:Shor is displeased with this, and while he won't directly intervene, he does dispatch the old heroes of Skyrim to assist the Dragonborn in putting a stop to it.]]
3rd Mar '17 7:22:46 AM SorPepita
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* HonorBeforeReason: A ''true'' dovah that is unwilling to submit will stand and fight, to the death, even against an opponent obviously and overwhelmingly superior. The fact that [[spoiler: Alduin flees from a battle with you makes the rest of the dragons question his right to rule.]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: A ''true'' dovah that is unwilling to submit will stand and fight, fight to the death, even against an opponent obviously and overwhelmingly superior. The fact that [[spoiler: Alduin flees from a battle with you makes the rest of the dragons question his right to rule.]]



* MightMakesRight: Dragons believe this so strongly, there is absolutely no difference in their mindset between being powerful and being correct. That is why all of them follow Alduin: whatever their personal thoughts on humans, Alduin is the strongest and as such, his views on humanity and the subjugation thereof, are correct.

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* MightMakesRight: Dragons believe this so strongly, there is absolutely no difference in their mindset between being powerful and being correct. That is why all of them follow Alduin: whatever their personal thoughts on humans, Alduin is the strongest and as such, his views on humanity and the subjugation thereof, thereof are correct.



* {{Foil}}: To the Dragonborn. The Dragonborn is an (eventually) immensely powerful mortal that eats the souls of dragons. Alduin is an immensely powerful dragon that eats the souls of mortals. Alduin was the first Dragon in existence, while you are the last Dragonborn in existence. Both are said to have been created by Akatosh.



* {{Foil}}: To the Dragonborn. The Dragonborn is an (eventually) immensely powerful mortal that eats the souls of dragons. Alduin is an immensely powerful dragon that eats the souls of mortals. Alduin was the first Dragon in existence, while you are the last Dragonborn in existence. Both are said to have been created by Akatosh.



** Considering said obscure text matches [[spoiler:Mankar Camoran's claim that Mehrunes Dagon was banished by Lorkhan/Shor]], he could be the GreaterScopeVillain of Tameriel itself!

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** Considering said obscure text matches [[spoiler:Mankar Camoran's claim that Mehrunes Dagon was banished by Lorkhan/Shor]], he could be the GreaterScopeVillain of Tameriel Tamriel itself!



* OrcusOnHisThrone: Subverted. He's ''meant'' to be doing this, waiting until it's ''right'' time for him to destroy the world as he is foretold to do; but unfortunately, Alduin decided to jump the gun back in the Merethic Era. Upon finding himself thrown forward through time to the Fourth Era, he didn't let it deter him and got right back to it, starting with [[DoomedHometown Helgen]].

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* OrcusOnHisThrone: Subverted. He's ''meant'' to be doing this, waiting until it's the ''right'' time for him to destroy the world as he is foretold to do; but unfortunately, Alduin decided to jump the gun back in the Merethic Era. Upon finding himself thrown forward through time to the Fourth Era, he didn't let it deter him and got right back to it, starting with [[DoomedHometown Helgen]].
3rd Mar '17 6:38:54 AM SorPepita
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* LadyOfWar: ...or a female Dovahkiin can effectively be one of these.

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* LadyOfWar: ... or a female Dovahkiin can effectively be one of these.



%%* BadassBaritone

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%%* BadassBaritone* BadassBaritone: A dragon with a baritone voice.
2nd Mar '17 1:57:36 PM Astaroth
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* TheBerserker: According to the game, specializing in two-handed weapons qualifies you. Potions that increase two-handed skills are rendered with "of the Berserker."

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* TheBerserker: TheBerserker:
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According to the game, specializing in two-handed weapons qualifies you. Potions that increase two-handed skills are rendered with "of the Berserker.""
** Playing as an Orc will give you the option of triggering a berserker rage that will temporarily double melee damage output while halving damage received.


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* BornLucky: Playing as an Imperial will allow you to randomly find more gold when looting containers. Additionally, an optional quest for members of the thieves guild will cause you to randomly find gems in most of the game's containers, and the lockpicking skill tree has perks that cause you to find more gold and magic items.
17th Feb '17 10:31:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheHunter: Is considered by the Blades to be the ''ultimate'' Dragonslayer for good reason: only a Dragonborn can keep dragons from being resurrected by Alduin. The Blades might be able to kill a dragon, but without your help, it isn't going to ''stay'' killed.
16th Feb '17 6:53:07 PM Stellarvore
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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: As far the characterization the comes form his own dialogue is concerned, for all the talk of serving a greater purpose in the game, Alduin himself doesn't display any characterization besides being evil, rude jerk, and having a massive ego.
9th Feb '17 3:33:19 AM StFan
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* MakeMeWannaShout: The Thu'um is literally called a Shout and can give you several different abilities. Check the MakeMeWannaShout entry in [[{{Skyrim/TropesH-M}} Tropes H-M of the main pages]] for a full list of what the Dragonborn can potentially do with the Thu'um.

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* MakeMeWannaShout: The Thu'um is literally called a Shout and can give you several different abilities. Check the MakeMeWannaShout entry in [[{{Skyrim/TropesH-M}} Tropes H-M Skyrim/TropesHToM of the main pages]] pages for a full list of what the Dragonborn can potentially do with the Thu'um.
8th Feb '17 8:28:25 PM FieryLion428
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* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Unlike Esbern, who at least acknowledges what [[spoiler:Paarthurnax]] has done for mortals, Delphine's only real reason for wanting [[spoiler:Paarthurnax]] dead is because he's a dragon, though she tries to justify it through his past crimes and argues that [[spoiler:he could always go bad again]].

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* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Unlike Esbern, who at least acknowledges what [[spoiler:Paarthurnax]] has done for mortals, Delphine's only real reason for wanting [[spoiler:Paarthurnax]] dead is because he's [[spoiler:he's a dragon, dragon]], though she tries to justify it through his past crimes and argues that [[spoiler:he could always go bad again]].
11th Jan '17 9:45:36 PM 43110
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* AllThereInTheManual: His nature, and how it relates to Akatosh, is a bit loopy but it has been talked about in previous games and texts. There seems to be a disagreement among scholars as to whether or not Alduin ''is'' Akatosh (for the record, Alduin states that he isn't), or at least an aspect of him. His role as the BiggerBad also counts, as you can only find it in really obscure texts.

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* AllThereInTheManual: His nature, and how it relates to Akatosh, is a bit loopy but it has been talked about in previous games and texts. There seems to be a disagreement among scholars as to whether or not Alduin ''is'' Akatosh (for the record, Alduin states that he isn't), or at least an aspect of him. His role as the BiggerBad GreaterScopeVillain also counts, as you can only find it in really obscure texts.



** BiggerBad: In ''Battlespire'' and ''Oblivion'', though we only find this out after reading a ''very'' obscure [[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/seven-fights-aldudagga text]], which reveals that Alduin was responsible for the corruption of Mehrunes Dagon. That's right, the Oblivion Crisis and most of the following fallout was indirectly ''his'' doing; this means that he actually ''pushed along'' the fulfillment of the "Prophecy of the Dragonborn".
** Considering said obscure text matches [[spoiler:Mankar Camoran's claim that Mehrunes Dagon was banished by Lorkhan/Shor]], he could be the BiggerBad of Tameriel itself!


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* GreaterScopeVillain:
** In ''Battlespire'' and ''Oblivion'', though we only find this out after reading a ''very'' obscure [[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/seven-fights-aldudagga text]], which reveals that Alduin was responsible for the corruption of Mehrunes Dagon. That's right, the Oblivion Crisis and most of the following fallout was indirectly ''his'' doing; this means that he actually ''pushed along'' the fulfillment of the "Prophecy of the Dragonborn".
** Considering said obscure text matches [[spoiler:Mankar Camoran's claim that Mehrunes Dagon was banished by Lorkhan/Shor]], he could be the GreaterScopeVillain of Tameriel itself!
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