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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: The sad irony of the Khajiit is that since they are stereotyped as thieves, drug addicts and generally lowly scum, they rarely find meaningful employment and have to resort to criminal activities to survive.

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: The sad irony of the Khajiit is that since they are stereotyped as thieves, drug addicts addicts, and generally lowly scum, they rarely find meaningful employment and have to resort to criminal activities to survive.

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: The sad irony of the Khajiit is that since they are stereotyped as thieves, drug addicts and generally lowly scum, they rarely find meaningful employment and have to resort to criminal activities to survive.


* BeastMan: They were said to be a "vulpine race" of "Fox Folk".

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* BeastMan: FoxFolk: They were said to be a "vulpine race" of "Fox Folk".race".


* BeastMan: Each includes bestial features of varying magnitudes overlayed on top of humanoid frames.

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* BeastMan: Each includes bestial features of varying magnitudes -- heads, body cover and often legs -- overlayed on top of humanoid frames.



* DemiHuman: While primarily humanoid in size and shape, each Beast Race has numerous features outside the range of normal humans, crossing over with PettingZooPeople.

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* DemiHuman: While primarily humanoid in size and shape, each Beast Race has numerous features outside the range of normal humans, crossing over with PettingZooPeople.humans.



* PettingZooPeople: Each of the beast races has animalistic features -- heads, body cover and often legs -- on otherwise humanoid frames.



* BeastMan: They were said to be a "vulpine race" of "Fox Folk".



* PettingZooPeople: They were said to be a "vulpine race" of "Fox Folk".



* BeastMan: They are "slugmen" who grow from aquatic grubs, to aquatic octopi-like adolescents, to (extremely corpulent) vaguely humanoid adults.



* PettingZooPeople: They are "slugmen" who grow from aquatic grubs, to aquatic octopi-like adolescents, to (extremely corpulent) vaguely humanoid adults.


* FantasticSlur: In ''Skyrim'' a few characters derogatorily refer to argonians as "boots", presumably referring to the practice of using reptile leather(snake, crocodile, etc) to make footwear.

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* FantasticSlur: In ''Skyrim'' a few characters derogatorily refer to argonians Argonians as "boots", presumably referring to the practice of using reptile leather(snake, leather (snake, crocodile, etc) to make footwear.

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* FantasticSlur: In ''Skyrim'' a few characters derogatorily refer to argonians as "boots", presumably referring to the practice of using reptile leather(snake, crocodile, etc) to make footwear.

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* ScrewYouElves: After being victimized by the Dunmer for thousands of years with other outside forces (including the Septim Empire) doing very little to stop it, the Argonians fought back ''hard'' following the [[ChekhovsVolcano Red Year]]. They invaded what was left of habitable Morrowind, drove the Dunmer out, and claimed it (and its valuable Ebony deposits) for themselves.

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* ScrewYouElves: After being victimized by the Dunmer for thousands of years with other outside forces (including the Septim Empire) doing very little to stop it, the Argonians fought back ''hard'' following the [[ChekhovsVolcano Red Year]]. They invaded what was left of habitable Morrowind, drove the Dunmer out, and claimed it (and its valuable Ebony deposits) for themselves. Though the Dunmer did eventually manage to stop their advance, they were only partially successful in driving the Argonians back, and they still hold on to a piece of southermost Morrowind by the time of ''Skyrim''.


** For thousands of years, the Argonians were slaves to the Dunmer. Following the events of the Oblivion Crisis and the infamous "Red Year" (both of which severely weakened the Dunmer), the Argonians took the opportunity to invade Morrowind, the Dunmer homeland. They captured most of the still-habitable portions, along with Morrowind's rich ebony deposits. House Redoran did eventually push them back, but not before the Argonians had sacked countless cities and killed huge numbers of Dunmer, while driving many more north and west.
** The trope is played around with a bit in that the invasion was at least partially spurred on by the Thalmor who saw a ripe opportunity to [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kick their Dunmer opponents while they were down]], and used agent provocateurs planted among the Argonians to agitate for the invasion.

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** For thousands of years, the Argonians were slaves to the Dunmer. Following the events of the Oblivion Crisis and the infamous "Red Year" (both of which severely weakened the Dunmer), the Argonians took the opportunity to invade Morrowind, the Dunmer homeland. They captured most of the still-habitable portions, along with Morrowind's rich ebony deposits. House Redoran did eventually push them back, back (well, ''mostly''; the latest lore has the Argonians still hanging on to a small portion of Southern Morrowind), but not before the Argonians had sacked countless cities and killed huge numbers of Dunmer, while driving many more north and west.
** The trope is played around with a bit in that the invasion was at least partially spurred on by the Thalmor who saw a ripe opportunity to [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kick their Dunmer opponents while they were down]], and used agent provocateurs {{agent provocateur}}s planted among the Argonians to agitate for the invasion.

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* BeastMan: Each includes bestial features of varying magnitudes overlayed on top of humanoid frames.


* TheDogBitesBack: For thousands of years, the Argonians were slaves to the Dunmer. Following the events of the Oblivion Crisis and the infamous "Red Year" (both of which severely weakened the Dunmer), the Argonians took the opportunity to invade Morrowind, the Dunmer homeland. They captured most of the still-habitable portions, along with Morrowind's rich ebony deposits. House Redoran did eventually push them back, but not before the Argonians had sacked countless cities and killed huge numbers of Dunmer, while driving many more north and west.
** The trope is played around with a bit in that the invasion was at least partially spurred on by the Thalmor who saw a ripe opportunity to [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kick their Dunmer opponents while they were down]], and used agent provocateurs planted amongst the Argonians to agitate for the invasion.

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* TheDogBitesBack: TheDogBitesBack:
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For thousands of years, the Argonians were slaves to the Dunmer. Following the events of the Oblivion Crisis and the infamous "Red Year" (both of which severely weakened the Dunmer), the Argonians took the opportunity to invade Morrowind, the Dunmer homeland. They captured most of the still-habitable portions, along with Morrowind's rich ebony deposits. House Redoran did eventually push them back, but not before the Argonians had sacked countless cities and killed huge numbers of Dunmer, while driving many more north and west.
** The trope is played around with a bit in that the invasion was at least partially spurred on by the Thalmor who saw a ripe opportunity to [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kick their Dunmer opponents while they were down]], and used agent provocateurs planted amongst among the Argonians to agitate for the invasion.


* RandomSpeciesOffspring: Or rand subspecies offspring, in this case. The nature of the offspring of a Khajiiti pairing has nothing to do with the furstocks of its parents, but is instead determined by the phases of the moon under which they are born.

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* RandomSpeciesOffspring: Or rand random subspecies offspring, in this case. The nature of the offspring of a Khajiiti pairing has nothing to do with the furstocks of its parents, but is instead determined by the phases of the moon under which they are born.


The Khajiit are the feline natives of Elsweyr, Tamriel's south-central desert region. There are 17 different sub-species of Khajiit, and what sub-species a Khajiit cub will grow into is decided by the alignment of Tamriel's moons at the time of its birth. Most of these sub-species are humanoid with feline features, such as fur, long ears, tails, fangs, and claws, but they can vary wildly. For example, the Alfiq, the smallest sub-species, are almost indistinguishable from housecats but possess great intelligence and are rumored to be formidable spellcasters while the Senche-raht, the largest sub-species, are as tall as two men and are ridden as steeds in battle by their kin. The variety most commonly seen in the games, the Suthay-raht, are renowned for their agiltity, making for excellent thieves and acrobats, but their attraction to piracy and skooma often see them becoming sailors. Khajiit are fond of cakes, puddings and candies of all kinds, stemming from their love of the highly addictive Moon Sugar. Khajiit are also deadly in unarmed combat due to their excellent reflexes and retractable claws. Their foreign appearance and unusual system of morality in regards to personal property makes them common targets for racism.

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The Khajiit are the feline natives of Elsweyr, Tamriel's south-central desert region. There are 17 seventeen different sub-species subspecies of Khajiit, referred to as "furstocks", and what sub-species furstock a Khajiit cub will grow into is decided by the alignment of Tamriel's moons at the time of its birth. Most of these sub-species furstocks are humanoid with feline features, such as fur, long ears, tails, fangs, and claws, but they can vary wildly. For example, the Alfiq, the smallest sub-species, furstock, are almost indistinguishable from housecats but possess great intelligence and are rumored to be formidable spellcasters spellcasters, while the Senche-raht, the largest sub-species, furstock, are as tall as two men and are ridden as steeds in battle by their kin. The variety most commonly seen in the games, the Suthay-raht, are renowned for their agiltity, making for excellent thieves and acrobats, but their attraction to piracy and skooma often see them becoming sailors. Khajiit are fond of cakes, puddings and candies of all kinds, stemming from their love of the highly addictive Moon Sugar. Khajiit are also deadly in unarmed combat due to their excellent reflexes and retractable claws. Their foreign appearance and unusual system of morality in regards to personal property makes them common targets for racism.



* BeastOfBattle: The Senche and Senche-raht sub-species can be as tall as two men and weigh as much as ''four tons''. They are built like apes and move as quadrupeds, and will allow their kinsmen to [[HorseOfADifferentColor use them as steeds]] in times of war. This has led to Imperial soldiers who have faced them in battle giving them the nickname "battle cats".

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* BeastOfBattle: The Senche and Senche-raht sub-species can be as tall as two men and weigh as much as ''four tons''. They are built like apes and move as quadrupeds, and will allow their kinsmen to [[HorseOfADifferentColor use them as steeds]] in times of war. This has led to Imperial soldiers who have faced them in battle giving them the nickname "battle cats".



* CatFolk: To varying degrees depending on the sub-species. Some, like the Alfiq (who are similar to housecats) and the Senche (who are are built like apes) are quadrupeds, while most other sub-species are bipedal. Some, like the Ohmes and Ohmes-raht, are so human-like that they are often mistaken for Bosmer. The Suthay and Suthay-raht are the most common sub-species, and likely the most balanced in terms of cat-like and human-like features.

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* CatFolk: To varying degrees depending on the sub-species. specific furstock in question. Some, like the Alfiq (who are similar to housecats) and the Senche (who are are built like apes) are quadrupeds, while most other sub-species furstocks are bipedal. Some, like the Ohmes and Ohmes-raht, are so human-like that they are often mistaken for Bosmer. Bosmer, although Ohmes-raht have tails. The Suthay and Suthay-raht are the most common sub-species, furstocks, and likely the most balanced in terms of cat-like and human-like features.features; the Cathay are likewise balanced, but have humanlike plantigrade legs instead of the Suthay's digitigrade, feline limbs. Other furstocks, while as humanoid as the Suthay and Suthay-raht, resemble different types of feline -- the Dagi and Dagi-raht resemble lynxes, while the Pahmar and Pahmar-raht resemble tigers and the Cathay-raht resemble jaguars.



* ExoticEquipment: The penises of male Khajiit are said to be covered in tiny barbs, just like real world cats. The ''Real Barenziah'' book series in ''Daggerfall'' includes a scene where Barenziah, the titular LostOrphanedRoyalty, has sex with a Khajiit so that he'll induct her into the Thieves' Guild. She quickly discovers that there is truth to the "barbed penis" rumors. (The book series exists in later games, but this scene is censored.) Likewise, an exotic dancer in ''Morrowind'' will make a comment if the PlayerCharacter is a male Khajiit, complaining "not another Khajiit, I'm still smarting from the last one."

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* ExoticEquipment: The penises of male Khajiit are said to be covered in tiny barbs, just like real world cats.real-life cats'. The ''Real Barenziah'' book series in ''Daggerfall'' includes a scene where Barenziah, the titular LostOrphanedRoyalty, has sex with a Khajiit so that he'll induct her into the Thieves' Guild. She quickly discovers that there is truth to the "barbed penis" rumors. (The book series exists in later games, but this scene is censored.) Likewise, an exotic dancer in ''Morrowind'' will make a comment if the PlayerCharacter is a male Khajiit, complaining "not another Khajiit, I'm still smarting from the last one."



* LittleBitBeastly: The Ohmes and Ohmes-Raht subspecies have light fur and a tail, but are otherwise completely humanoid, so much so that they're often mistaken for Bosmer. In order to avoid being mistaken as one of the Bosmer, many Ohmes [[FacialMarkings tattoo their faces]] to resemble a feline-aspect. The Ohmes and Ohmes-Raht are the most common form seen outside of the province of Elsweyr, taking advantage of other races' preference to their appearance to serve in positions of ambassadorship and trade.

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* LittleBitBeastly: The Ohmes and Ohmes-Raht subspecies have light fur and and, in the latter's cases, a tail, but are otherwise completely humanoid, so much so that they're often mistaken for Bosmer. In order to avoid being mistaken as one of the Bosmer, many Ohmes [[FacialMarkings tattoo their faces]] to resemble a feline-aspect. their more feline cousins. The Ohmes and Ohmes-Raht are the most common form seen outside of the province of Elsweyr, taking advantage of other races' preference to for their appearance to serve in positions of ambassadorship and trade.



* RandomSpeciesOffspring: Or sub-species, in this case. The offspring of a Khajiiti pairing has nothing to do with the sub-species of its parents, but rather, the phases of the moon under which it is born.

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* RandomSpeciesOffspring: Or sub-species, rand subspecies offspring, in this case. The nature of the offspring of a Khajiiti pairing has nothing to do with the sub-species furstocks of its parents, but rather, is instead determined by the phases of the moon under which it is they are born.



* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: The Mane, the unofficial "head of state" for all Khajiit. The Mane is not a standard sub-species of Khajiit, but tradition holds that only one Mane may be alive at any one time, since the Mane is one entity reborn in different bodies with the passage of time. The veracity of this is unknown, but there has been no recorded instance of multiple Manes contending for power.

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* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: The Mane, the unofficial "head of state" for all Khajiit. The Mane is not a standard sub-species furstock of Khajiit, but tradition holds that only one Mane may be alive at any one time, since the Mane is one entity reborn in different bodies with the passage of time. The veracity of this is unknown, but there has been no recorded instance of multiple Manes contending for power.



** Most Khajiit sub-species have yet to make an appearance in the main series. Only the Ohmes (''Arena''), Ohmes-raht (''Daggerfall''), Suthay/Suthay-raht (''Morrowind'', ''Online''), and Cathay (''Oblivion'', ''Skyrim'') have actually appeared.
** The ''Legends'' digital card battle shows the Cathay-raht ("Jaguar Men"), Dagi-raht (a smaller sub-breed with an affinity for climbing trees and using magic), and Pahmar-raht ("Tiger Men" and the largest bi-pedal sub-species).
* WeirdMoon: Nirn's twin moons, Masser and Secunda, are highly revered in Khajiiti religion and culture. They even dictate what sub-species a Khajiit cub will grow into based on their phases when it was born.

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** Most Khajiit sub-species furstocks have yet to make an appearance in the main series. Only the Ohmes (''Arena''), Ohmes-raht (''Daggerfall''), Suthay/Suthay-raht (''Morrowind'', ''Online''), and Cathay (''Oblivion'', ''Skyrim'') have actually appeared.
** The ''Legends'' digital card battle shows the Cathay-raht ("Jaguar Men"), Dagi-raht (a smaller sub-breed with an affinity for climbing trees and using magic), and Pahmar-raht ("Tiger Men" and the largest bi-pedal sub-species).
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* WeirdMoon: Nirn's twin moons, Masser and Secunda, are highly revered in Khajiiti religion and culture. They even dictate what sub-species form a Khajiit cub will grow into based on their phases when it was born.


* IAmLegion: When it comes down to it, "Khajiit" is not really a racial description nor an adjective, but rather a collective noun. Each indivual Khajiit regard themselves first and foremost as a part of the larger collective called "Khajiit", and as an individual lastly. This is also at the root of why they regard the idea of personhood and personal properity as very fluid terms, tend to speak in ThirdPersonPerson, and always call themselves "this one" when refering to themselves as a specific invidual.

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* IAmLegion: When it comes down to it, "Khajiit" is not really a racial description nor an adjective, but rather a collective noun. Each indivual Khajiit regard themselves first and foremost as but a small part of the larger collective called "Khajiit", and as an individual lastly. This is also at the root of why they regard the idea of personhood and personal properity as very fluid terms, tend to speak in ThirdPersonPerson, and always call themselves "this one" when refering to themselves as a specific invidual.


* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Khajiit typically come across as incredibly self-confident in their abilities. This extends even beyond martial arts to anything they take interest in, including acrobatics, thievery, and wizardry.

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Khajiit typically come across as incredibly self-confident in their abilities. This extends even beyond martial arts to anything they take interest in, including acrobatics, thievery, and wizardry.

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