* BreakthroughHit: ''Morrowind'' was the first mainstream hit for Creator/BethesdaSoftworks.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The female Nords are voiced by [[Series/WonderWoman Lynda Carter]].
** The male Dunmer voice sounds an awful lot like [[{{VideoGame/Fallout3}} Desmond Lockheart]].
* ImageSource: The netch give us LivingGasbag.
* MultiPlatform: For both {{UsefulNotes/Xbox}} and PC, making it the first game in the series to be multi-platform. This allowed the game to get into the hands of a wider audience, helping make it a BreakthroughHit for Bethesda and introduce a massive NewbieBoom.
* NewbieBoom: The six-year gap between ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'' and ''Morrowind'' meant that ''Morrowind'' was the first game in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series for many fans. ''Morrowind'' was both a critical and commercial success, as well as one of the first major {{Western RPG}}s to be released on consoles, establishing the fanbase that would go on to make ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' even bigger hits.
* SequelGap: The six-year gap between ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' and ''Morrowind'' is the longest between games in the main series to date.
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: There were supposedly a number of ways to join Dagoth Ur and/or the Sixth House, most of which were debunked rather quickly. As you can see in the below entry, this one was almost a real part of the game...
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The blight was to originally be an expanding threat, and Dagoth Ur was originally to be joinable. Technical limitations axed the former, and time limitations axed the latter.
* WordOfDante[=/=]WordOfSaintPaul: Some of the game developers have posted [[http://www.imperial-library.info/content/obscure-texts "obscure texts"]] on the official forums regarding a number of in-game topics and characters. They are generally regarded by the fandom as canon. Michael Kirkbride, in particular, wrote a number of them which fill in gaps around The Tribunal, Vivec, and the Dwemer. (Kirkbride is also the author of many of the in-game books, including most-famously the ''36 Lessons of Vivec'' series.)
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