Characters / The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

The Agent

  • Anti-Magic: If your custom class has Spell Absorption & various immunities, and even better if this is combined with high Intelligence & Willpower.
  • The Chosen One: Averted, the player is simply someone the Emperor hires by virtue of previous work experience with his agents, making them unique amongst the PCs of the five main series TES games.
    • At the end, if you try to keep the key and activate Numidium for your own use, you find out just how averted this is — it crushes you dead and goes on a berserk rampage through the empire.
  • Crazy-Prepared: You'd better be. You'll never know if the dungeon you're about to save the damsel is a Vampire Coven or not. You'd better stock up with extra weapons, trinkets, healing and resistance potions and so on.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Possible through the custom class system.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Its possible for the Agent to become a vampire, a werewolf or a wereboar.
  • Glass Cannon: If your custom class forbids all armor and only gains 1 hit point a level, but otherwise has good skills.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Always an option, unless your class forbids it. Notable for ignoring all material immunities.
  • Healing Factor: Health regeneration during rest is mainly determined by your Endurance. It's advised to have high Endurance when you have to rest in a dungeon in order to save time, since most quests have a very strict time limit.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Possible by making the simplest custom class possible.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Made possible by joining a Knightly Order and wearing all heavy armor. If you don't have armor, then the Order will give you some. In fact, you will get benefits such as free inns.

King Lysandus

Lady Brisienna

The Underking

The lich-like figure on the front of the box, the Underking's heart fuels the MacGuffin everyone is after.

  • Covers Always Lie: The game's cover makes him look like the Big Bad. In fact, he's one of the most sympathetic factions in the game, since he's the only one who doesn't want to use the Numidium for warfare.
  • Dark is Not Evil: Despite his sinister appearance, he's probably the most heroic of the game's factions, since he objected to using the Numidium to attack independents, tried to destroy it rather than let it be used for evil, and is just a Death Seeker in the modern day.
  • Death Seeker: His heart is what powers the Numidium, so he needs to get it back and destroy it in order to die.
  • Dem Bones: As a lich, of course.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: The various in-game texts about him disagree on his backstory, goals, and in a few cases even his identity.
  • Technological Pacifist: A magical version of this. He created the Numidium as a Weapon of Peace to be used for purely defensive purposes, and was horrified when Uriel Septim VII started using it to forge an empire instead.