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[[http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/downloads/file.php?id=8429 Interesting NPCs]] is an {{NPC}}-related [[GameMod mod]] for [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]. It is authored by [[http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/modules/members/index.php?id=1102501 Kris Takahashi]] with a sizable group of other users contributing in the form of [[TheQuest Quests]], {{Dialogue}} and Voice Acting.

At present time the mod contains over 100 complete characters with extensive dialogue, over eighty of which have been fitted with voices by amateur [[VoiceActors voice actors]]. Approximately 300,000 words of dialogue are currently included in the mod, making the majority of the new characters more talkative than original Skyrim NPC's, and the total amount about half that of the vanilla edition.

Quite a few [[TheQuest quests]] are currently included as well, some of which further {{NPC}} interaction and other are extensive storylines with quite a bit of detailed backstory and a lot of combat.

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!!Provides examples of:
* AdaptationalBadass: A few NPC's in the base game got this treatment through anecdotes given by the new [=NPCs=]. The scary thing is that it's actually ''seamless''.
* {{Adorkable}}: Fironet, the aspiring bard in Solitude, with her endearing mix of enthusiasm, worry, and general awkwardness.
* AffablyEvil: Jerulith is a former Thalmor Justiciar who has no problem murdering children who worship Talos, yet unlike most Thalmor, she somehow ''doesn't'' come off as a complete {{Jerkass}}.
** Nelos is unfailingly soft-spoken and polite despite being [[spoiler:the de facto leader of the morally-questionable [[TheSocialDarwinist Radiant]] [[ForScience Dark]].]]
* AIIsACrapShoot: Relic, [[LostTechnology ancient robotic remnant]] of [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] artificing may turn evil and [[ComedicSociopathy rather nutty]] when improperly repaired.
* AllThereInTheManual: The mod's website contains a map with the locations of all current NPC's as well as lists on which ones have voices and the rather arcane pre-requisites of some quests; none of this is available in-game.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Gabania the villainous Imperial nobleman, and his daughter (who is even called TheBaroness, sharing some traits of this trope) play this straight. As the man whose home village Gabania razed (after hiding its existence from the outside world), puts it:
-->Kill every nobleman you see.
* AscendedExtra: Drelas and his cottage existed in the vanilla game, where he was just another "kill-or-be-killed" NPC that just happened to have a name. With the mod installed, he becomes much more fleshed out, and the player will have the option of sitting down and conversing with him. [[spoiler:He also turns out to be Nelos, the leader of the Radiant Dark, and plays a major role in the associated quest.]]
* BadassBeard: You can have a very thoughtful conversation with Frik on the greatness of a beard.
* BloodKnight: Gorr has some elements of this.
* ConspiracyTheorist: Godrod the Hammer.
* CannotTellAJoke: Iria, who is completely deadpan (and not in a good way) as she cracks jokes.
* CuteAndPsycho: Felena, a vampire with about the sweetest, most girlish voice you can imagine and a borderline unhealthy obsession with death, who keeps a zombie Orc called Sweetroll as a pet and is strongly implied to be a [[ILoveTheDead necrophile]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Nearly all of Rumarin's dialogue options lead to some kind of sarcastic one-liner.
** [[DemBones Skjel the Gray]], who's pretty much a walking TakeThat towards the [[WelcomeToCorneria limited speech options]] of the vanilla game [=NPCs=]. His accent just underlines the snarkiness.
* DoingItForTheArt: Carmella is a necromancer who raises the dead as [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible some sort of performance art...thing]]. She left the College of Winterhold because they disapproved of using necromancy for non-research purposes, and then she left a group of spellswords because she was disgusted by the idea of using her "art" as a weapon. [[invoked]]
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Hagravi Gray-wave, picked on for the similarity of his name to Hagraven, a harpy-like species of creatures.
* EnemyMine: In the questline starting with "The Aldmeri Prisoner", Daenlyn Oakhollow and [[spoiler: Jerulith, who shares the Thalmor ideology Daenlyn hates]] need to work together to kill a common enemy. Some rather tense HilarityEnsues.
* EruditeStoner: Beatrice, a skooma addict and former Forsworn who has a magical amulet that makes her extremely smart and eloquent.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: At least one Thalmor officer is stated to have been disgusted by Jerulith's brutality when she was a Justiciar.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Dagri'Lon.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Dunmer vampire Rinori Imaryn, contrary to the blood-sucking fiends you typically encounter, is a harmless ShrinkingViolet who would just like to be left alone to fight the urges caused by her condition.
* FurAgainstFang: Largely PlayedForLaughs with the rivalry of two pompous bard-poets, Skjarn and Edwayne, the first of whom is heavily implied to be a werewolf, while the latter is a vampire.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: It doesn't matter how much poison resistance or armor you have, when you get that poisonous pat on the back during the [[spoiler:Pit Dogs]] quest you go down.
* HasTwoMommies: Fuki, daughter of Nord Feldi (her biological mother) and Argonian Vukeera.
* HateSink: Marigoth the Witch in Zora's personal quest "The Children Fair". She's a wicked-tongued old hag that seems to be one step away from being a Hagraven, who does nothing but insult Zora during the whole quest.
* HellholePrison: Dragonsreach. Both Larkspur and Gorr were imprisoned there. Larkspur was tortured and healed to survive more torture while he was imprisoned.
* HonorBeforeReason: In the quest Honor's Calling, that's [[spoiler: Dalum-Ei's motivation for killing off former members of his company, as a punishment for an incident in which they inadvertently ended up killing innocents.]]
* IntrepidMerchant: Al'Hassan, a former Alik'r who left Kematu's squad to become a blacksmith in Morthal.
* InsultToRocks: Hjoromir in Riverwood at one point complains about how the town's rats are as bothersome as the Thalmor presence in Skyrim. Your character can then chide him for [[FunnyMoments thinking rats are worse than the Thalmor]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Quite a few, but Brelas in the Riften Watchtower stands out. Even Dravos, a ''Dremora'', thinks he needs to mellow out. Granted, Dravos is a minion of [[TheHedonist Sanguine]], not [[OmnicidalManiac Dagon]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Olivia Meronin, the Arcane University professor in the College Arcaneum. She's involved in the Radiant Dark, and is the morally "good" side of the quest's conflict.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: The quest "Spell It Out For Me" has an Orc vampire giving you the objective to kill six people whose initials spell out U-L-F-R-I-C. The mod conveniently spawns six named bandits who fulfill the conditions for this very reason. [[spoiler:You may also notice that the quest giver himself has a name starting with "C", allowing you to pull this on ''him''.]]
* KnightInSourArmor: After Erevan [[spoiler: realizes, with the help of his old friend, that he can still behave in a truly knightly manner, even after he was framed for attempted murder]], he becomes halfway between this trope and straightforward KnightInShiningArmor.
** Anum-La also has shades of this trope.
* LampshadeHanging / LeaningOnTheFourthWall: More than a few characters will do this. Anum-La, for example, will point out how nice it is that bandits frequently trap themselves in enclosed spaces with no back exits, and Eldawyn mentions how she crafts, enchants, and sells tons of necklaces to Farengar for easy money.
-->'''Eldawyn:''' I don't know what he wants all those necklaces for.
* LaughablyEvil: Relic's initial and improperly repaired states have a disturbing fascination with the insides of organic beings.
* LiteralMinded: Ylgyne does ''not'' understand metaphors in the least; insulting him by saying he's "two loaves short of a sandwich" just results in a confused "what does bread have to do with this?"
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: More than 200 - and still expanding.
* LostTechnology: Relic is a remnant of the [[ThePrecursors Dwemer]].
* MindScrew: Blood of Kings questline has a whiff of it, with a sorcerer sending you into an alternate immediate-future timeline in which two new pretenders for the title of High King appear in Skyrim. [[spoiler: It ends with your death. He then brings you back and you have to prevent this timeline from happening the same bad way it had happened in the alternate universe]]. The fact that during the questline you have a strange dream in which you [[TakeThat kill the Dragonborn from Bethesda trailer]] contributes to this even more.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Arilwaen, an Altmer who leads a secret group of Talos worshippers in order to prevent the Thalmor from reaching their apocaliptico-genocidal goals. Her brother also qualifies, though his motivation is more pragmatic then hers. Somewhat downplayed by vanilla game already including some Altmer who don't want anything to do with the Thalmor.
* OneLastJob: Orenius Scilus is semi-retired, seeking to catch one last thief.
* OrgyOfEvidence: [[KnightInShiningArmor Hiram]] and the other Knights of the White Rose (formerly the Knights of The Thorn in Oblivion) don't believe the contrivance of evidence that was against their commander, [[TheParagon Erevan]], when he allegedly attempted to murder the Countess.
* ParentalIncest: Rongeir has a less than savoury relationship with his daughter, Shelur. Though he genuinely seems to believe that she's not actually his daughter, but just the reincarnation of his wife (this is actually a real ancient Scandinavian belief that people can be reincarnated through their children). He does seem a bit shaken when you explain why his relationship with Shelur counts as incestuous.
-->'''You''': There must be ''something'' about her that comes from you.
-->'''Rongeir''': Huh, maybe your right. A few days a ago she stubbed her toe on a bucket, and then nearly took an axe to brook. Same thing I would do. I need some time to think about this; people don't break off a whole relationship just 'cause a stranger had something smart to say...
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Virayana the Vigilant as of the ''Dawnguard'' update. Considering what [[KillEmAll happens]] to the Hall of the Vigilant in ''Dawnguard'', it's understandable.]]
** TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:Recent updates have had her relocated to Stendarr's Beacon.]]
* RaisedByOrcs: Bergrisar, raised by giants.
* ReallyGetsAround: One of the Dibellan priestesses in Markarth will hit on you. Man, woman, [[AnythingThatMoves other races.]] Talking to her reveals that she has slept with everyone but her parents - even [[KavorkaMan the girl who had skin like mammoth cheese.]]
* RealMenEatMeat: Gorr really likes horker meat. (He also strongly dislikes vegetables.)
* RetiredMonster: Dravos the Dremora was once a loyal servant of Mehrunes Dagon, but now has devoted himself to [[FunPersonified Sanguine]].
* RichesToRags: Lady Veralene Ashwood, an aristocratic landowner whose large farm was destroyed by the dragon at Helgen. She still wears noble clothing, as befits an ImpoverishedPatrician, and desires to [[NobilityMarriesMoney marry someone rich in order to restore her wealth]], though her abrasive personality makes such a prospect unlikely.
* RobotBuddy: Relic, a Centurion Spider found in Blackreach's War Quarter. He initially starts out as a ThirdPersonPerson {{Jerkass}}, but depending on your actions he can become either a NiceGuy or an [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic HK-47]] {{Expy}}.
* SadClown: Rumarin, by the Nine, ''Rumarin''. Every word out of his mouth is a wry comment, a joke, or some other form of deflection, because he ''does not want'' to think about what's gone wrong with his life.
* SecretlyDying: [[spoiler:Nelos. However, he's not planning to just kick the bucket [[MilesToGoBeforeISleep until he's carried out the prophecy of the Long Night]].]]
* SelfProclaimedKnight: Anum-La the Swamp Knight, who first declared herself to be a knight just because she thought it sounded impressive. Nevertheless, she's a heroic version of this trope.
* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: Invoked by Sadrin Reloro, a Dunmer in Riften, who specifically points out that he has real friends of other races, as opposed to non-existent friends bigots invent to defend themselves from accusations.
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: In universe: Larkspur mentions that only Gorr can laugh at the jokes he makes.
** Most of the jokes from the stoic mage girl in Whiterun are only found amusing ([[TheStoic as amused as she can]]) by herself.
* SociopathicSoldier: Haakon Iron Fist, who was imprisoned in the Windhelm dungeons and more or less court martialled and dishonourably discharged by Ulfric Stormcloak himself. Interestingly enough, he actually straddles the line between this an WellIntentionedExtremist if you talk with him. So, type 4. Just wants to get things done in a way he sees as pragmatic. Emphasis on ''he sees as pragmatic''.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Iria, who sounds like (and probably is) an EmoTeen, has to tell you, deadpan, that she is amused, or finds things funny.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Orondil, the Justiciar who shares the basic Thalmor goals, but believes that Nord customs should be respected, as long as they don't involve Talos. He is generally polite to the player and plays a helpful role in a quest.
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Invoked and discussed; Dar’Rakki is a Khajiit in Ivarstead who wants to know if there's ''really'' 7,000 steps to High Hrothgar.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: The quest "Spell It Out For Me" has [[spoiler:Cassock selecting [[{{Adorkable}} Fironet]] [[KillTheCutie as his final target]]. Depending on your actions, you can derail the quest (and lose a potential follower) by killing him before he kills her; there's no real reward for doing this, aside from Fironet's thanks.]]
* VigilanteMan: Raynes, a Dunmer who disposes of law-breakers in excessively brutal ways.
* WhatTheHellHero: Should the Imperials win the Civil War, a drunkard in Winterhold will bitterly remind you that you've changed nothing and that the Thalmor are still a threat.
* WolfpackBoss: The Akaviri ghosts in The Way of the Nine, whom you have to defeat in order to pass the test given you by Garett, the ghost of a Blade. Worse, Garett participates in a battle with you himself, but he is essential, and he will judge you worthy and end the battle only once you defeat all his ghost companions.
* WouldHurtAChild: Jerulith, a former Thalmor (who was formally expelled by Ondolemar due to tactical convenience, and who still believes in Thalmor ideology) proclaims to you that, [[EvenEvilHasStandards unlike another colleague of hers]], she advocates killing children who worship Talos.
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