History VideoGame / TheElderScrollsIVOblivion

20th Nov '17 1:26:43 PM Gravidef
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* FairPlayWhodunit: One quest has you investigating who stole a precious painting from the Countess of Chorrol. All of the clues you need to find the culprit are available, and indeed have to be found to complete the mission with the maximum reward. However, even before you've found the pieces of evidence, there's a giveaway clue that lets you solve the case earlier: [[spoiler: three of the four suspects' alibis refer to the rain outside the castle the night of the theft, while the fourth--and the guilty party--mentions that she was making star charts, which would have been impossible during a cloudy storm.]]
20th Nov '17 12:25:39 PM Gravidef
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** Mankar Camoran's followers give their lives to defend his cause and end up in his Paradise, which looks like a forested paradise... [[spoiler: but it isn't. They're essentially trapped in a fiery Hell, being killed over and over and OVER again, and will never be free from the cycle until you kill their leader.]]
** Mehrunes Dagon ''himself'' is stuck in this situation. As the Daedric Prince of Destruction, his only purpose in life is to kill, maim, and obliterate everything in his path. The problem? He's stuck in his own plane of Oblivion, where ''nothing can be killed permanently.'' No matter what he does, Dagon can't permanently kill Daedra or anything generated within his plane, essentially rendering him powerless in his own kingdom. That's why he's so eager to get to Cyrodil: that way, the Prince of Destruction can actually, you know, ''destroy'' things.

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** Mankar Camoran's followers give their lives to defend his cause and end up in his Paradise, which looks like a forested paradise...Eden... [[spoiler: but it isn't. They're essentially trapped in a fiery Hell, being killed over and over and OVER again, and will never be free from the cycle until you kill their leader.]]
** Mehrunes Dagon ''himself'' is stuck in this situation. As the Daedric Prince of Destruction, his only purpose in life is to kill, maim, and obliterate everything in his path. The problem? He's stuck in his own plane of Oblivion, where ''nothing can be killed permanently.permanently destroyed.'' No matter what he does, Dagon can't permanently kill eradicate Daedra or anything generated within his plane, plane (they just keep reviving), essentially rendering him powerless in his own kingdom. That's why he's so eager to get to Cyrodil: that way, the Prince of Destruction can actually, you know, ''destroy'' things.
11th Sep '17 12:12:33 AM PaulA
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** A justified use. [[spoiler: (Read H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" for details.)]]

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** A justified use. [[spoiler: (Read H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" for details.)]]
16th Aug '17 4:17:41 PM WaterBlap
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** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The dev team]] actually programmed racism into the engine; every character has a setting for how much they like or dislike characters of a certain race. This doesn't normally appear in the game because the settings on most characters are insanely high. The mod Race Balancing Project actually tinkers with these settings, to make races that don't like each other act more snarky towards each other than the defaults.

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** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The dev team]] developers actually programmed racism into the engine; every character has a setting for how much they like or dislike characters of a certain race. This doesn't normally appear in the game because the settings on most characters are insanely high. The mod Race Balancing Project actually tinkers with these settings, to make races that don't like each other act more snarky towards each other than the defaults.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If you go to the Shrine of Sheogorath after [[spoiler: completing the Shivering Isles main quest and so becoming Sheogorath]], the quest briefing will be by Haskill instead of Sheogorath, and he'll even comment on the eccentricity of [[spoiler: worshipping yourself]].
** There's actually unique pieces of dialogue for this quest depending on which quest you are currently engaged in the Shivering Isles. It ranges from Sheogorath pondering why his Champion is outside the realm before he even assigned them to do anything, to scolding the player while his Realm is in danger from [[spoiler:the Forces of Order]]. Of course he decides there's always a bit of time for some fun anyway.
--->''"This hardly seems the time to summon me. Not when [[spoiler:Order]] is busy invading My Realm. You mortals are just a hoot. I hate hoots."''
** In one of the Thieves Guild quests, your contact (a Khajiit) sends you to find a member of the Guild that's gone missing. When you return and tell her that he's dead, she responds by flattening her ears in distress, just like a cat!
8th Jul '17 6:34:29 PM SpockHeavy
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** Voranil. In the words of the [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Voranil UESP Wiki]]: ''He throws the best parties every weekend, and anybody who's anybody in the city goes there. Unfortunately, that doesn't include you, and it never will. It doesn't matter if you're the Grand Champion of the Arena, the Arch-Mage of the Mages Guild, and head of every other faction in the game. It doesn't matter if you own the nicest, most beautifully-furnished house in the city, or in Cyrodiil for that matter.''

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** Voranil. In the words of the [[http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Oblivion:Voranil UESP Wiki]]: ''He throws the best parties every weekend, and anybody who's anybody in the city goes there. Unfortunately, that doesn't include you, and it never will. It doesn't matter if you're the Grand Champion of the Arena, the Arch-Mage of the Mages Guild, and head of every other faction in the game. It doesn't matter if you own the nicest, most beautifully-furnished house in the city, or in Cyrodiil for that matter.'''' [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he's actually [[spoiler: a Mythic Dawn sleeper agent, so he's not exactly going to invite you in after you ruin their plans.]]
7th Jun '17 1:41:04 PM Kafkesque
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: A Dunmer alchemist in Skingrad identifies herself as being from [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind House Hlaalu]], before noting that such distinctions don't matter anymore.
31st May '17 10:37:48 PM Archimedes
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** Some characters have a bad habit of forgetting they need to unlock a store's front door in the morning, even if they have the appropriate key and locked it the night before. Others will end up [[SuicidalOverconfidence trying to pick fights with]] ''[[TooDumbToLive daedra]]'' [[TooDumbToLive who just spawned from an Oblivion portal]].

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** Some characters have a bad habit of forgetting they need to unlock a store's front door in the morning, even if they have the appropriate key and locked it the night before. Others will end up [[SuicidalOverconfidence trying to pick fights with]] ''[[TooDumbToLive ''[[TheLegionsOfHell daedra]]'' [[TooDumbToLive who just spawned from an Oblivion portal]].
1st May '17 10:30:10 PM ShamanOfHedon
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* BiTheWay: Mirabelle Monet, a promiscuous innkeeper in Anvil, sleeps with each of her patrons on different nights of the week, including the one female tenant. However, the player can't rent a room from her, as she reserves her beds for seamen.

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Mirabelle Monet, a promiscuous innkeeper in Anvil, sleeps with each of her patrons on different nights of the week, including the one female tenant. However, the player can't rent a room from her, as she reserves her beds for seamen.
** During the Fighter's Guild questline, you'll encounter a journal that hints one of the guildmaster's sons was in a relationship with a male guildmate.
1st May '17 10:22:37 PM Gravidef
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** As another page on this very site points out, Mehrunes Dagon ''himself'' is stuck in this situation. As the Daedric Prince of Destruction, his only purpose in life is to kill, maim, and obliterate everything in his path. The problem? He's stuck in his own plane of Oblivion, where ''nothing can be killed permanently.'' No matter what he does, everything always grows back/repairs itself/revives, essentially rendering him powerless in his own kingdom. That's why he's so eager to get to Cyrodil: that way, the Prince of Destruction can actually, you know, ''destroy'' things .

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** As another page on this very site points out, Mehrunes Dagon ''himself'' is stuck in this situation. As the Daedric Prince of Destruction, his only purpose in life is to kill, maim, and obliterate everything in his path. The problem? He's stuck in his own plane of Oblivion, where ''nothing can be killed permanently.'' No matter what he does, everything always grows back/repairs itself/revives, Dagon can't permanently kill Daedra or anything generated within his plane, essentially rendering him powerless in his own kingdom. That's why he's so eager to get to Cyrodil: that way, the Prince of Destruction can actually, you know, ''destroy'' things .things.
** Speaking of Daedric princes, [[spoiler: Jyggalag and Sheogorath]] suffered this. The other Princes, fearful and envious of [[spoiler: the former's power of Order and growing influence]], combined their own abilities to [[spoiler: transform him into the exact opposite of his aspect--namely, Madness.]] To make matters worse, they deliberately eradicated the victims' memory of this, trapping them in an endless cycle [[spoiler: wherein Sheogorath senses the forces of Order are coming, prepares for them, remembers that ''he himself'' is Jyggalag, and transforms briefly, only for the whole routine to start up again]]. It isn't until the Player Character comes along and [[spoiler: defeats Jyggalag in battle]] that the spell is lifted, [[spoiler: allowing him to return to his former self.]]
** The Gray Fox [[spoiler: or, in his true identity, the Count of Anvil]] stole the Cowl of Nocturnal from Nocturnal herself. As a Daedric Prince, she cursed the cowl to literally eradicate its user from history, meaning that no one can remember who he really is or even his own name. He's trapped in a world of people who can never know anything about him, rendering him unable to form permanent connections [[spoiler: and separating him from his wife--he could ''stand in front of her'' and she wouldn't be able to recognize him.]] The Gray Fox [[EarnYourHappyEnding earns his happy ending]] when, with the player's help, he figures out how to break the curse and finally rejoins the world.
29th Apr '17 6:48:53 PM Gravidef
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* AndIMustScream: A Wizard stole from Vaermina the Daedric Prince of Nightmares. Now he's trapped within nightmares for all eternity.

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* AndIMustScream: A Wizard stole from Vaermina the Daedric Prince of Nightmares. Now he's trapped within nightmares for all eternity. [[spoiler: You have the option to MercyKill him]].


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** Mankar Camoran's followers give their lives to defend his cause and end up in his Paradise, which looks like a forested paradise... [[spoiler: but it isn't. They're essentially trapped in a fiery Hell, being killed over and over and OVER again, and will never be free from the cycle until you kill their leader.]]
** As another page on this very site points out, Mehrunes Dagon ''himself'' is stuck in this situation. As the Daedric Prince of Destruction, his only purpose in life is to kill, maim, and obliterate everything in his path. The problem? He's stuck in his own plane of Oblivion, where ''nothing can be killed permanently.'' No matter what he does, everything always grows back/repairs itself/revives, essentially rendering him powerless in his own kingdom. That's why he's so eager to get to Cyrodil: that way, the Prince of Destruction can actually, you know, ''destroy'' things .
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