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Not to be confused with Olaf One-Eye or Harkon.
Not to be confused with Hakan or Haakon.
"For a hundred lifetimes my heart has burned for revenge on Alduin; too long delayed!"
―Hakon One-Eye[src]

Hakon One-Eye was a Nord hero who helped overthrow the dragons in ancient times. He can be observed at the Throat of the World during the quest Alduin's Bane, and later found in the Hall of Valor in Sovngarde, during the quest "Sovngarde."


Hakon, along with Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, and Felldir the Old, fought Alduin atop the Throat of the World during the Dragon War.

After Gormlaith Golden-Hilt was killed by Alduin, Felldir the Old used the Elder Scroll to banish Alduin before he could stop them. The use of the Elder Scroll created a time wound that remains to the present day.



Hakon helps the Dragonborn defeat Alduin in the main questline. Upon completion of the quest, Hakon One-Eye can be summoned to aid the Dragonborn in Tamriel with the Call of Valor shout.


Show: Alduin's Bane
At the Throat of the World:

(Hakon One-Eye runs up to the summit of the Throat of the World to find Gormlaith Golden-Hilt waiting for him there. Dragons are seen circling the summit, roaring and strafing with their Fire Breath.)
Hakon: "Gormlaith! We're running out of time! The battle..."
(He is interrupted as a dragon lands to confront him and Gormlaith)
Dragon: "Daar sul thur se Alduin vakrii. Today Alduin's lordship will be restored. But I honor your courage. Krif voth ahkrin. Die now, in vain."
Hakon: "For Skyrim!"
(Hakon draws his Ancient Nord Battle Axe and engages the dragon, soon joined by Gormlaith as she draws her Ancient Nord Sword and manages to get the dragon in a Kill Camera finisher as she mounts its head and delivers the killing blow)
Gormlaith: "Hyah! Know that Gormlaith sent you down to death! Hakon! A glorious day, is it not?"
Hakon: "Have you no thought beyond the blooding of your blade?"
Gormlaith: "What else is there?"
Hakon: "The battle below goes ill. If Alduin does not rise to our challenge, I fear all may be lost."
Gormlaith: "You worry too much, brother. Victory will be ours."
Hakon: "Why does Alduin hang back? We've staked everything on this plan of yours, old man."
Felldir: "He will come. He cannot ignore our defiance. And why should he fear us, even now?"
Gormlaith: "We've bloodied him well. Four of his kin have fallen to my blade alone this day."
Felldir: "But none have yet stood against Alduin himself. Galthor, Sorri, Birkir..."
Gormlaith: "They did not have Dragonrend. Once we bring him down, I promise I will have his head."
Felldir: "You do not understand. Alduin cannot be slain like a lesser dragon. He is beyond our strength. Which is why I brought the Elder Scroll."
(He pulls out the Elder Scroll to prove his point)
Hakon: "Felldir! We agreed not to use it!"
Felldir: "I never agreed. And if you are right, I will not need it."
Hakon: "No. We will deal with Alduin ourselves, here and now."
Gormlaith: "We shall see soon enough. Alduin approaches!"
Hakon: "So be it."
(Alduin arrives at the summit and touches down on the Word Wall to confront the three Nord heroes)
Alduin: "Meyye! Tahrodiis aanne! Him hinde pah liiv! Zu'u hin daan!"
(Alduin unleashes his meteor shower shout)
Gormlaith: "Let those that watch from Sovngarde envy us this day! Joor... Zah...Frul!"
(The three heroes unleash the Dragonrend shout on Alduin, forcing him to land and remain grounded because of its effect)
Alduin: "Nivahriin joorre! What have you done? What twisted Words have you created?! Tahrodiis Paarthurnax! My teeth to his neck! But first... dir ko maar. You will die in terror, knowing your final fate... To feed my power when I come for you in Sovngarde!"
Gormlaith: "If I die today, it will not be in terror! You feel fear for the first time, worm. I see it in your eyes."
Felldir: "Fo... Krah Diin!"
(Felldir uses Frost Breath against Alduin)
Gormlaith: "Skyrim will be free!"
(Despite their best efforts to damage Alduin with their Ancient Nord Weapons, Alduin is able to get Gormlaith in a Kill Camera finisher with his jaws and flail her about in his mouth before tossing her lifeless body away near the Word Wall)
Hakon: "No, damn you! It's no use! Use the Scroll, Felldir! Now!"
(Felldir retreats to a safe distance, sheathes his Ancient Nord Greatsword, and prepares to read the Elder Scroll as Hakon attempts to keep Alduin busy and distracted from seeing what Felldir is about to do.)
Felldir: "Hold, Alduin on the Wing! Sister Hawk, grant us your sacred breath to make this contract heard! Begone, World-Eater! By words with older bones than your own we break your perch on this age and send you out! You are banished! Alduin, we shout you out from all our endings unto the last!"
(Alduin manages to get Hakon down on one knee, sees what Felldir is doing, and tries to stop him with his Fire Breath, but is unable to prevent the Elder Scroll's power from being unleashed on him.)
Alduin: "Faal Kel...?! Nikriinne... (roaring growl)
Felldir: "You are banished!"
(Alduin vanishes into the time stream, leaving Hakon and Felldir alone on the Throat of the World to look over the aftermath of the battle)
Hakon: "It worked... you did it..."
Felldir: "Yes, the World-Eater is gone... may the spirits have mercy on our souls."

Show: Sovngarde
In Sovngarde:

Gormlaith: "At long last! Alduin's doom is now ours to seal - just speak the word and with high hearths we'll hasten forth to smite the worm wherever he lurks."
Felldir: "Hold, comrades - let us counsel take before battle is blindly joined. Alduin's mist is more than a snare - its shadowy gloom is his shield and cloak. But with four Voices joined, our valor combined, we can blast the mist and bring him to battle."
Hakon: "Felldir speaks wisdom - the World-Eater, coward, fears you, Dragonborn. We must drive away his mist, Shouting together, and then unsheathe our blades in desperate battle with our black-winged foe."
Gormlaith: "To battle, my friends! The fields will echo with the clamor of war, our wills undaunted."


Battle ready

  • "Through fire and time, the terror has lived. No more, I say! I've set my heart on terrible deeds, death's grim art!"
  • "Stand fast! The fell worm's death is ours at last, the light returns!"
  • "I'll look for you, friend, when at last you return to Shor's hall. The honor will be ours when you rejoin the ranks of Sovngarde."
  • "Lead me into battle!"
  • "What is it you need, Dragonborn?"
  • "It is glorious to battle once again in Tamriel!"
  • "Feel the bite of my axe!"
  • "I shall sing of thee in Sovngarde."


  • Hakon's voice actors are different in the Time Wound and in Sovngarde.
    • This could be to show that he has aged between the banishment of Alduin and his arrival to Sovngarde.
  • According to Miraak, Hakon and the other ancient Nord heroes pleaded with Miraak to aid them in defeating Alduin; however, he refused and eventually rebelled against the dragons himself.
  • Hakon was voiced by Paul Ganus.
  • It is unknown whether or not Gormlaith is Hakon's actual sister or not, even though Gormlaith does refer to Hakon as her "brother." It may be that she was referring him as her "shield-brother" and not an actual blood-relative.