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This is a list of characters in the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Fan Fic, Portalborn

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Here a is a list of those belonging the Province of Skyrim:

The Dragonborn/ Diga Arch-Fire

Titles: The Dragonborn, Thane of Whiterun, Harbinger of the Companions, Draconic Lyncanthrope, DB Thane of Solitude, Thane of Falkreath.

The Dragonborn/Dovahkiin. Thats her name alongside a few of her well known titles until Chapter 49 reveals her name to be Diga..Until that point, she's called the Dragonborn/Harbinger/Thane.Destined to bring down the Dragon Alduin, the Dragonborn is a feisty Nord hero, who fights with a sword in one hand and flames in the other and occasionally fights with bows, spells and stealth tactics. That's not even going into her Werewolf side.Portalborn is tipped off by her encounter with Doug Rattmann and the Space Core that sets her down the odd path of science and magic.She's revered by all, but she also has an anger problem...and a memory problem.

  • Action Girl
  • Almost Kiss: Barring that one time she was drunk and she had kissed him under the influence, the time in Solitude would count. Until they were rudely interrupted by one of the Dragonborns housecarls.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl
  • Berserk Button: Well, you've got the Silver Hand, The Dark Brotherhood and the Thieves Guild that she loathes, but she mainly flips it at Daryn and the Dark Brotherhood.
  • The Berserker: She does fight with a bit of fury.
  • The Champion
  • The Chosen One: She relishes in her role and does what she can for her people and Skyrim as a whole.
    • She's also one of the keys to help ascend one into a God.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • The Dragonslayer: As Dragonborn, she's naturally this. Though, she's also gotten bored after killing so many.
  • The Hero: She thinks herself as this. She is, but there's also the parts that don't sound exactly....heroic.
  • Living MacGuffin: Its said somehow the combination of Diga, Cassandra and a unknown third component were keys to transform one into a God. How is not explained, but there are hints that this has happened before.
  • No Name Given: Just called the Dragonborn most of the time, up until her name was revealed in Chapter 49. Diga Arch-Fire
  • One-Woman Army: Its said that she once did go on quests with Lydia but over time just went on quests by herself. That would include raiding bandit camps on her own.
  • The Reveal: Though Diga herself does not know this yet, but she's one half of Sandraudiga Arch-Fire, being the aggressive Diga half, and Sandra being the sweet and kind half.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Though not official, she is awfully protective of Doug, Farkas and Wheatley whom she is fond of.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Slowly developing this with Chell.
  • Weirdness Magnet


The Dragonborns Housecarl in Whiterun.


A Companion, twin brother of Vilkas. The Dragon's initial LI.
  • Nice Guy: The Dragonborn notes this greatly.
  • Running Gag: Has a habit of getting kidnapped for some reason.


A Dark Brotherhood Assassin and The Dragonborns older sister.

Sandra Sandra Arch-Fire

Syndia's little sister and Diga's alternate personality..
  • Big Sister Worship: adores her older sister Syndia going from the vibes in the dream sequence with her alternate self Diga, she may have this towards her as well
  • The Reveal: Is revealed to be one half of Sandraudiga Arch-Fire, the other half being the Dragonborn personality.
  • Siblings in Crime: with Syndia as they worked for both the Dark Brotherhood and Red Wolf. Sandra loves to serve, not as an Assassin like them, but is more than happy to help around the establishments she resides in.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Helps fight off the hunters in her Werewolf form, which surprises even herself.


Nord Assassin of the Dark Brotherhood and husband of Astrid.


The main antagonist. He is a dunmer who seeks to use the powers that Aperture to achieve some unknown goal.Has history with Cave Johnson regarding the Trivergence Event,


The World Eater. Default big baddy of Skyrim.
  • Demoted to Extra: Although for some unexplained reason he's somehow come under the control of Aperture. How a dangerous, godlike being came down this hard is anyone's guess.


     Aperture Laboratories 
Somehow, the variety of characters from the Portal games wound up in Skyrim.

Doug Rattmann

Titles: The Rattmann

Once a scientist at Aperture Laboratories, Doug wound in Skyrim and kidnapped by bandits until he was saved by the Dragonborn.By fate, the two are stuck together somehow. He comes to live in Whiterun in his own home Gildekin and tends to work on his inventions to better Skyrim as a whole.


Titles: Moron, Intelligence Dampening Sphere.

Once a personality Core who worked with Doug in the Buddy Core Program and was forced to help tame GLaDOS in the old days.A strange Blue Wave transforms him from a core into a High Elf.


The infamous mute. We find her in Skyrim and having joined the Thieves Guild. She and the Dragonborn don't get along well at first.

  • Action Girl: Chell gets in on the action, having been trained with the Thieves Guild.
  • Combat Stilettos: Her Long Fall Boots make a return.
  • Deal with the Devil: At some stage made a contract with Nocturnal before Chapter 55 as she rescued Diga in a different set of armor
  • Heroic Mime
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick.
  • Recruited from the Gutter: Sort of how Chell was recruited into the Thieves Guild...
    Brynjolf: I found her lost on one of my jobs. A client wanted something back that they had lost in a bet. So we obliged and went on our merry way. It was in Windhelm and she was sheltered in the dread that was the Grey quarter, even though she was clearly not an Elf. She had unusual markings and clothes and was very...hostile...stubborn even. The clothes on her back weren't giving her proper protection, and she was freezing. She was wearing peculiar shoes and I asked her where she had gotten them from. Of course, she didn't answer and...whacked me in the face.*''
  • Took a Level in Badass: Gets some nifty skills whilst in the Thieves Guild. She even becomes a Nightingale.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Slowly developing this with the Dragonborn.
  • Worthy Opponent: To the Dragonborn to start off with.

GLaDOS/ Caroline

The Artificial Intelligence in charge of Aperture. She starts of as antagonistic, then when she's transformed into a human., she's forced to play it safe.
  • Brain Uploading: Was previously known as Caroline and takes up the name once she becomes human again.
  • Commonality Connection: Discovers this with Wheatley in Chapter 64. They talk about their life in the chassis and how it controlled their lives due to the amount of power it held over them.
  • Fantastic Racism: Her statement about mankinds evolution and not sure about the evolution of elves has shades of this, though she has no problem with Ri'Son who is a Khajiit, though she makes comments about Khajiit in general.
  • Not So Different: With Wheatley. Their lives as AIs and the previous events get her to realise how much the pair have in common in regards to their experiences as a DOS.

The Oracle Turret/Cassandra

The turret turned human, Cassandra appears as a young white haired girl with constant cryptic messages and is informally adopted by the Dragonborn.
  • Creepy Child
  • Living MacGuffin: Her, Diga and a third component are key to ascending to god hood. How is yet to be explained but its implied this has happened before.

John Glidewell

First mentioned in a journal in Chapter 51. (Awake and Asleep) he's a former scientist of Aperture turned Vampire Lord thanks to being married to Serana in a interesting turn of events.Seems to know more about whats going on but the Trivergence Event did things to his memories, forcing him to uncover the truth about what actually happened.
  • Absent-Minded Professor: Has shades of this, due to his habit of trailing off in the middle of sentences.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: The reason behind the Perpetual Testing Initiative. John explains to Caroline that Aperture was losing money, so Cave and John had an idea so they could continue testing. So Cave and John implemented the Initiative to visit other Aperture facilities in alternate universes, as a way to save money. Caroline thought this was technically impossible...but It worked...then they came across a universe made of money!
  • Mr. Exposition: Reveals a lot of pre-story history, including what had brought Aperture to Skyrim in the first place. Chapter 58 He talks about his theory about how the Trivergence Event uncovered an alternate Earth, so he splits the three worlds up as Earth 1, Earth 2 and Nirn. He calls this the Three World Theory.

Rick the Adventure Sphere

Space Core

Cave Johnson

Founder of Aperture Laboratories. Had a lot of mysterious goings on.When Aperture began to run out of money, he and John Glidewell develop the Perpetual Testing Initiative, as well as the Inter-dimensional, Non-Handheld Portal Device.


Aperture Labs makes its return in an unusual way. It's somehow made it's home in the ruins of Arkngthamz. Despite it being a location, it can be said it is its own character, given the behaviour and appearance.
  • Alien Geometries
  • Anti-Magic: Some areas can utilise the Magicka Supression Field so no one can use magic.
  • Eldritch Location
  • Genius Loci: Any one who manages to control it becomes this. GLaDOS, Wheatley and recently Doug Rattman.
  • Master Computer: Interestingly enough, it utilises several tools in order to have one run the facility. Namely, the Control Program that runs alongside the main directive, whether it been an AI or an organic mind and the chassis in a weird, mind body spirit scenario.


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