The Unchosen One: For once, these aren't mutually exclusive - by selecting the right dialogue options, it's possible to play a Nerevarine who's fulfilling the prophecy because they think it's the right thing to do, not just Because Destiny Says So.
Cursed with Awesome: For starters, once you start gaining notoriety as the Nerevarine, this can get you the attention of some awesome allies... and some really nasty enemies. Also, once you get the corprus cure, you still have the disease, minus any of the negative effects, meaning you no longer have to worry about getting any type of disease again.
Deadpan Snarker: In the Journal, your character will make some pithy comments on occasion.
Guile Hero: The original Nerevar was one of these, and to complete much of the game, the player will have to be the same.
Featureless Protagonist: In terms of gameplay, the Nerevarine can be anything the player wants them to be in terms of race, gender, class, birthsign, etc. A few details of his or her backstory are established in the storyline however: the Nerevarine was a prisoner, he or she was sent from the Imperial City's prison to Morrowind, there was something special about his or her day of birth ("born on a certain day"), and his or her parents are unknown. A Dunmer Nerevarine wasn't born in Morrowind, either, which still makes him/her to be qualified since the lost prophecies said that the Nerevarine would be an outlander.
Rags to Riches: You start off as a penniless prisoner fresh off the boat with nothing more than the clothes on your back. By the end of the game, you'll very likely have more gold than you could ever spend, a vast collection of legendary artifacts and a mansion stronghold to store it all in.
Reincarnation: Of Nerevar... maybe. You're capable of wearing the Moon-and-Star ring, which is designed to kill anyone who ISN'T Nerevar, and Dagoth Ur calls you "Nerevar, my old friend". But there's hints that you've been shoe-horned into the role by Azura, who wants to give the Tribunal a good kicking.
Really 700 Years Old: It's heavily implied only the detrimental effects of Corpus were cured but not the benefits, leaving the Nerevarine as The Ageless. If so, they're likely still alive-and-kicking by the time of Skyrim, over 200 years later.
Folk Hero: For the Ashlanders. Also a Messianic figure, who is believed will return one day to strike down the "false gods" of the Tribunal.
Guile Hero: Not to say that he is a slouch in combat by any means (wielding True Flame and leading the Chimer army give evidence of that,) but his greatest skills were his leadership and super natural powers of persuasion. (Further enhanced by the Moon-And-Star ring, which would kill anyone else who tried to wear it.)
Iconic Item: In-universe, his Moon-And-Star ring. Also, True Flame to a lesser extent.
The Leader: Type II during the Chimer's war with the Dwemer in the backstory. The rest of the band consisted of the Tribunal and Dagoth Ur.
Posthumous Character: Has been dead for around 4000 years by the events of the game. His death, prophesied reincarnation, and the subsequent use of the Heart of Lorkhan by the Tribunal and Dagoth Ur to obtain divinity are the catalyst for the game's plot. Everything we know of his life and death comes from in-game books and Rashomon style stories from key characters.
The Rashomon: The accounts of his death conflict greatly. The official stance of the Tribunal Temple, the Dissident Priests, the Ashlanders, Dagoth Ur, Vivec, and Azura all recount it differently. What is known for sure is that Nerevar died at Red Mountain. Some say the Tribunal did it, others Dagoth Ur, or that he went too deep into Red Mountain seeking the Sharmat and the volcano exploded. We'll probably never know what actually happened, on the assumption that not all of them are true.
Worthy Opponent: He and Dumac Dwarfking showed shades of this prior to their alliance, at which point they became close friends.
Vivec (a.k.a. Vehk, V'Vehk, Vehk and Vehk)
THIS SERMON IS FORBIDDEN."Warrior Poet and Guardian God-King of the Holyland of Vvardenfell." One of the members of the Tribunal, Nerevar's trusted advisers who went against the wishes of Azura to use the Heart of Lorkhan to obtain divinity.THIS SERMON IS UNTRUE"Future Glorious Invisible Warrior-Poet of Vvardenfell, Vivec." One of the members of ALMSIVI, born as the image of an egg to a Netchiman's wife in the days of Resdaynia. During his pre-life he was taught by many spirits and creatures before his mother was captured and killed by the Dwemer. After being put in the simulacrum of the Netchiman's wife they had made, he returned to the surface world and was eventually found by Nerevar and brought to Almalexia, where he merged with the simulacrum of his mother, gilled and blended in all the arts of the star-wounded East, under water and in fire and in metal and in ash, six times the wise, and he became the union of male and female, the magic hermaphrodite, the martial axiom, the sex-death of language and unique in all the middle world, and was Nerevar's lord, master and teacher until Nerevar's death.Both of these explanations are true. The use of the heart of Lorkhan brought together two divergent timelines, one where Vivec was a mortal advisor and another where he had always been a god. He is the first means used to introduce the "weird lore" injected into TES with Morrowind.
A God Am I: Like the rest of the Tribunal and Dagoth Ur, it is justified due to him actually being a god.
Bad Ass: In the backstory, he taught the Dunmer how to breath water and then flooded the island to kill the Akaviri invaders.
Barrier Maiden: He is the only member of the Tribunal still using his power to maintain the Ghostfence. He has all but retreated completely from the affairs of mortals in order to conserve his power.
This is excused/justified in-story by the fact that Vivec is both channelling most of his divine power into the Ghostfence securing Vvardenfell from Dagoth Ur, and hasn't "recharged" his divinity in some time, again because of Dagoth Ur.
Depraved Bisexual: To the point where he has raped both men and women, several times throughout the Lessons.
Hermaphrodite: Typically referred to as a male, though. It's important to his mythic role as the Trickster/Stranger figure, where Sotha Sil is male (Clockwork King of the Three-And-One) and Almalexia is female (Face-snaked Queen of the Three-And-One).
Jerkass God: Vivec keeps Baar Dau (the Ministry of Truth) floating above the High Fane. He maintains it so long as the people love him. If they stop loving him, he will allow it to fall. That's to say nothing of his betrayal of Nerevar or some of the things contained in the 36 Lessons.
The Lancer: To Nerevar during the Chimer's war with the Dwemer in the backstory. The other Tribunes and Dagoth Ur filled out the band.
Supporting Leader: Becomes one towards the end of the main quest when he passes the Wraithguard on to the Neravarine. He rescinds the order to kill/arrest the Neravarine and passes on his knowledge of how to destroy the Heart of Lorkhan, the source of Dagoth Ur's (and the Tribunal's) divinity. He also orders the Ordinators and Buoyant Armigers inside Ghostgate to aid the Neravarine in any way they can.
"Merciful Healing Mother and Goddess of the Dunmer." Formerly Nerevar's wife and one of the members of the Tribunal. Resides in her temple in the city of Mournhold.
Action Girl: Oh my yes. In the backstory (revealed by several in-game books, the 2920 series in particular) she banished Mehrunes Dagon in after an epic battle when he was summoned to destroy Old Mournhold. She (along with Wulfharth and the Underking) defeated the forces of Ada'Soom Dir Kamal at Red Mountain during the Akaviri invasion of Morrowind. In-game, she is also one of the toughest opponents you will face.
Lady of War and Mama Bear as well. Her titles include "Merciful Healing Mother." Threatening the Dunmer people (as Dagon and Ada'Soom found out in the above examples) is not a wise decision.
The Chick: In the Chimer's war with the Dwemer in the backstory. Nerevar, the other Tribunes, and Dagoth Ur filled out the rest of the band.
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Justified. She, like Vivec, has not been able to replenish her divinity for several centuries. Also, if battled after completely the main game's main quest, her ties to divinity are severed with the destruction of the Heart of Lorkhan. See Brought Down to Normal above.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: One of the quests she gives the Neravarine is to reforge the original Nerevar's blade TrueFlame, presumably to use against a deranged Sotha Sil. However, SHE is the villain, and basically gave one you one the best swords in the game. Guess which weapon most players use to defeat HER? Go on, guess!
Physical God: Like the other members of the Tribunal and Dagoth Ur, thanks to the Heart of Lorkhan.
Uriah Gambit: Sends the Neravarine to kill Sotha Sil, who is already dead by Almalexia's hand. Sotha Sil's clockwork city contains dozens of strong fabricants and numerous deathtraps. Then, when the Nerevarine survives those, while alone in Sotha Sil's clockwork city, she tries to kill the Neravarine herself.
Treacherous Quest Giver plays into this. She has the Neravarine unknowingly provide her with the implements needed to attack her own city and frame Sotha Sil.
"The Magnus, Wizard-Mystic God of the Dunmer." The last survivor of the minor house Sotha, former member of the Psijic Order (or at least a prominent associate,) and one of the members of the tribunal. Resides, withdrawn from the world, in his magical clockwork city.
Physical God: Like the other members of the Tribunal and Dagoth Ur, thanks to the Heart of Lorkhan.
Really 4000 Years Old - According to Vivec, Sotha Sil was of "Nerevar's generation," being older than himself or Almalexia. All three have lived for many millenia thanks to their divinity.
The Smart Guy: In the Chimer's war with the Dwemer in the backstory. Nerever, the other Tribunes, and Dagoth Ur filled out the rest of the band.
With Great Power Comes Great Insanity - Debatable. He was always the most reclusive member of the Tribunal, and the least concerned with the affairs of mortals. Whether or not he ever actually went "insane" prior to his death at the hands of the actually crazy Almalexia cannot be known.
Dagoth Ur (a.k.a Voryn Dagoth, Sharmat)
Dagoth Ur with Akulakhan
''I AM THE SHARMATI AM OLDER THAN MUSICWHAT I BRING IS LIGHTWHAT I BRING IS A STAR''Former Lord of Great House Dagoth and trusted adviser of Nerevar. Was trusted to guard the tools of Kagrenac, but instead became corrupted by them and was the first to use them to obtain divinity from the Heart of Lorkhan.He also has been the Sharmat since the beginning of time, waiting for Nerevar in the bowels of Red Mountain, one of the ones in their inelegant eleven. His misunderstanding as to the nature of the world and his insistence that there exists a true symbology of the center is the cause of his contagious madness.
A God Am I: Justified, as he really is a god despite having once been mortal.
Affably Evil: Generally polite towards the Neravarine until the final battle.
The Big Guy: In the Chimer's war with the Dwemer in the backstory. Nerevar and the Tribunal filled out the rest of the band.
Face-Heel Turn: Originally one of Nerevar's trusted advisers along with the Tribunal. He is corrupted by the tools of Kagrenac when he is tasked to guard them.
King in the Mountain: A villainous version. Many thought he was dead before he returned as a god, and there are many allusions to him having been sleeping for the thousands of years the Tribunal ruled.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wishes to drive the Empire out of Morrowind, throw down the Tribunal, and perhaps make all mortals gods.
We Can Rule Together: Offers this to the Nerevarine at one point, and an actual chance to do so was cut from the game before release.
Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Possible interpretation, If you believe that the Tribunal cast him away to do exactly what their friend and King had told them explicitly not to do and convincing him said King had betrayed him in the process.
Daedric Prince whose sphere is dusk and dawn, and the magic in between the realms of twilight. A key player in the events of the game.
Barbie Doll Anatomy: Her statue is topless but undetailed. (Could be that they never existed on the statue or that the details have eroded away over time.) Her avatar which appears to the player at the end of the main quest and the Tribunal main quest is more modestly dressed.
The Chessmaster: Maybe...probably. The fact that we aren't sure is a testament to her skill. In particular, Is the Nerevarine really the reincarnation of Nerevar, or just a convenient pawn of her's to exact revenge on the Tribunal?
Disproportionate Retribution: So the Tribunal (and Dagoth Ur) used the Heart of Lorkhan against her will and (one or all of them) murdered her faithful follower in Nerevar. In retaliation, she turns the skin of all the Dunmer people an ashen gray and turns their eyes to a blood red. She promises that Nerevar will be reincarnated to cast down the "false gods" of the Tribunal. And when she follows through, not only are the Tribunal cast down, but all of Morrowind and the Dunmer way of life is destroyed when the Ministry of Truth crashes into Vivec city, causing Red Mountain to erupt.
To be fair, the Tribunal were losing their power due to Dagoth Ur preventing them from periodically "recharging" with the Heart of Lorkhan. The Ministry of Truth was going to fall regardless of whether or not Azura became involved. Azura used the Nerevarine to publicly reveal them to be false gods and destroy the traditional Temple.
Good Is Not Nice: Considered one of the "good" Daedra by the Dunmer, and in general by the people of Tamriel, but she is the one who cursed them with ashen skin and red eyes for the Tribunal's perceived blasphemy against her. Also, her quest for revenge against the Tribunal, including the reincarnation of Nerevar, eventually and indirectly leads to the destruction of Morrowind.
Unwitting Pawn: The Nerevarine, regardless of whether they are a true reincarnation of Nerevar or not.
King Hlaalu Helseth
King of Morrowind during the events of the game and a major player in the Tribunal expansion.
Black and Gray Morality: He is the (dark) gray to Almalexia's black. At least from the point of view of the player.
Murder, Inc.: He is very fond sending the Dark Brotherhood to eliminate potential threats to him.
Assassin Outclassin': His assassins are, of course, no match for the Nerevarine. These failed assassination attempts start off the plot for Tribunal.
Cadre of Foreign Bodyguards: His strongest bodyguard, Karrod, is a Redguard. The Captain of the Royal Guards, Tienius Delitian, is an Imperial. Alusannah, another Redguard, is the personal bodyguard of Helseth's mother Barenziah.
Puppet King: What his position has been prior to his ascension to the throne. The Tribunal Temple, Great Houses, and higher-ups in the Empire held any and all real power. Helseth is working to change that...
Manipulative Bastard / The Chessmaster: VERY much so. Fail to capture the throne of Wayrest during the events of Daggerfall? Return to your mother's homeland and capture the throne there. The former King Llethan is old and weak? Poison him and usurp his throne. Kill his chosen heir in the process as well. Some "Nerervarine" character is making news in Vvardenfell? Send the Dark Brotherhood to kill him. When they fail, get him to work for YOU. The in-game book A Game at Dinner also provides a great example, in which Helseth roots out a spy.
A reclusive wizard who runs the "Corprusarium," a safe haven for those afflicted with the Corprus disease.
Badass Grandpa: According to one of his daughter/wives, he is one of the oldest non-divine beings in Tamriel and still a powerful wizard. (According to the construction set files, he's level 65 - the highest of any NPC in the game.)
Find the Cure: He's searching for a cure for Corprus and possibly may have found one. Sort of.
If he's to be believed, the Nerevarine still has corprus and the potion he gave them just took away all the bad effects, while keeping the good effects intact. Thus it's not technically a cure or even reliable as a vaccine, since aside from the Nerevarine, everyone else who had taken the potion died shortly afterwards.
Odd Friendship: With his former Argonian slave Vistha-Kai, who now serves as the warden of the Corprusarium. Also with Yagrum Bagarn, the last living dwarf and one of his earliest patients.
Unstoppable Rage: He will epically lose his shit if you do something to screw up a quest for the Blades (like kill someone you need to talk to).
It's so nice to see you, dumpling.
An important figure within House Hlaalu who writes plays in his spare time.
Camp Gay: His dialogue is written this way, although he is technically bisexual.
Depraved Bisexual: If your character wants to take over House Hlaalu one day, he wants to see them naked first. Regardless of gender. Or species. To gain his support during the main quest so you can save the world, he'll ask for money to cover his expenses...or, if he likes you (disposition 70+), a kiss
Dirty Old Man: To a degree. He clearly is a dirty man (as noted in the Depraved Bisexual entry), and he can't be that young, as he has gotten to the position of Hlaalu councilor the hard way, but he doesn't limit himself to young women. Or women. Or mammals.
Guile Hero: His approach to fighting corruption within the House. He's not above letting everyone around him think he's an easily manipulated fool while he's at it, either.
A resident of Divayth Fyr's Corprusarium and the last living dwarf.
Last of His Kind: He's the last living Dwemer. He was outside of time when the calamity that wiped out his people occurred and returned to find them gone. He caught the Corprus disease soon after and ended up in the Corprusarium.
Retired Badass: Forcibly retired due to the effects of the corprus disease. Prior to that however, he was a master crafter in service to Lord Kagrenac (inventor of the Wraithguard, Keening, and Sunder.) He was apparently capable of traveling to undescribed "outer realms" (thus avoiding the fate of the rest of his race.) Also, a full set of Dwemer armor and the legendary hammer Volendrung can be found nearby him.