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A Dovahkiin without Dragon Souls to spend is another Worm completed fanfic that asks what happens if the main character gets a different set of powers.

In this case Taylor gets the power of a Skyrim player character. Not a character in the Elder Scrolls universe but the actual character you play as when playing the video game.

Has a completed Fallout 4 based sequel in the form of Sole Survivor without a radioactive wasteland to roam with another sequel, the third entry into this trilogy, the aptly and unimaginatively named A Trilogy Without Save Files to Abuse.

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A Dovahkiin without Dragon Souls to spend contains the following tropes:

  • Bag of Holding: As with all characters with video game powers, this gets used and abused.
  • Beneath the Mask: Taylor behaves VERY differently in and out of her Cape persona.
  • Chekhov's Gun: You know all those items Taylor picks up? She uses ALL of them by the end of the story to varying degrees of success.
  • Critical Encumbrance Failure: The reason why the Vimobile exists.
  • Critical Existence Failure: It's noted that Taylor cannot actually have her individual limbs severed without first dying.
  • Crouch and Prone: It wouldn't be a Skyrim crossover if this couldn't be done.
  • Fake Relationship: How Taylor tries to cover up her real identity with Dennis at one point.
  • Gibberish of Love: How the rest of the Wards see Shadow Stalker’s reaction to Vim. Shadow Stalker is horrified with the implications.
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  • Healing Potion: As a Skyrim character, Taylor has the ability to create healing potions out of mushrooms and wheat.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Taylor is lead to believe that Shadow Stalker has a crush on her due to how awkward she behaves.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism
  • Item Crafting: It's not just healing potions Taylor can make. As long as she has the ingredients and the correct medium (such as anvils) she can craft anything from Skyrim.
  • Just Add Water: How said crafting works.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero
  • No-Sell: Due to how HP works, it appears that she No-Sells attacks more often than she actually does.
  • One Size Fits All: Armor that Taylor wears contort themselves to fit her.
  • The Mentor: Armsmaster ends up in this role towards Taylor.
  • The Pollyanna: How people view Taylor’s Cape persona.
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