FANDOM


  • As far as I know from all the playable TES heroes only Cyrus is known to be a Redguard all others are possible to belong to whatever race each game allows but regardless of this I think is relatively safe to assume the Last Dragonborn as a Nord, the Nerevarine as a Dunmer and even the Champion of Kvatch as an Imperial, but for all the rest is not so heavely implied but still some races make more "sense" and that's what I would like to know, basically which clues can be taken from the lore of the games and in general the TES universe to indicate the races and the identities of those heroes, I haven't played all of the games but some situations might also give us some hints on the personality of the heroes and at least their likely races.

      Loading editor
    • Arena: Nord, since imperial was not playable. 

      Daggerfall: Breton, because home province. 

        Loading editor
      • Eternal Champion: Imperial - Despite not being playable, Imperials were still a race lore-wise, and the Eternal Champion's name (Talin) further cemments this.
      • The Agent: Breton or Imperial - Makes sense in-game wise that an Imperial would be a Blade, and a close friend to Uriel. It also makes sense for him to be a Breton, as sending one to the province they are already familiar with is a wise move.
      • Nerevarine: Dunmer - Not only would it make most sense lore-wise, but Nerevarine is also a Dunmer by default (in CC menu).
      • Hero of Kvatch: Imperial - By default (CC menu) and it makes most sense for an Imperial to live in Cyrodiil.
      • Last Dragonborn: Nord - By default (CC menu), and all previous Dragonborns have been Nords (Alessia was Nedic, and her later descendants were Imperials, and Talos was a Nord, with his later descendants also being Imperials).
        Loading editor
    • Talos was a Breton named Hjalti, Reman (another born dragon) was an imperial, the only Nord of which we probably knew that it was a "real" dragonborn was Miraak

        Loading editor
    • 151.47.84.214 wrote: Talos was a Breton named Hjalti, Reman (another born dragon) was an imperial, the only Nord of which we probably knew that it was a "real" dragonborn was Miraak

      Talos probably was a nord. Hjalti Early-beard is obviously not typical name for Breton. Yes, Hjalti was from High-rock, but i can’t imagine BRETONS from HIGH ROCK naming their son with name for Nordic name.

        Loading editor
    • Helel ben Shahaar wrote:

      • Nerevarine: Dunmer - Not only would it make most sense lore-wise, but Nerevarine is also a Dunmer by default (in CC menu).
      • Hero of Kvatch: Imperial - By default (CC menu) and it makes most sense for an Imperial to live in Cyrodiil.
      • Last Dragonborn: Nord - By default (CC menu), and all previous Dragonborns have been Nords (Alessia was Nedic, and her later descendants were Imperials, and Talos was a Nord, with his later descendants also being Imperials).

      “Default” doesn’t means “makes sense”. Also, “it makes most sense for an imperial to live in Cyrodiil”? Really? Why then it makes more sense for Dragonborn to be nord? They came to Skyrim from Cyrodiil, didn’t they?

        Loading editor
    • I think it makes more sense for Dovahkiin to be imperial. Why? Because after character creation Hadvar doesn’t know where is Dragonborn from. If you are a Breton, he thinks that you’re from Hammerfell, if you’re a Nord, he only mentions that you aren’t from Skyrim. If you are Imperial, he thinks that you came from Inmperial city, and that’s Cyrodiil. After you escape Helgen he says: “You haven't heard of the civil war in Skyrim? I guess down in Cyrodiil people have other things to worry about.” no matter what race you chose. So now he thinks you are from Cyrodiil, like he did only if you’re imperial.

        Loading editor
    • If you look at Cyrodiil in Oblivion you'll recognize that only half of its population are imperials, nearly one quarter of the people in Cyrodiil are Bretons or Nords and all other races are very present there too.

      Considering this fact, the Dragonborn and the Hero of Kvatch could lorewise be of all races, although I always made a nord Dragonborn, as a parallel to Talos.

      But I definitely agree that the Nerevarine is most likely a Dunmer.

        Loading editor
    • Arena - Altmer

      Daggerfall - Breton

      Morrowind - Dunmer

      Oblivion - Breton or Imperial

      Skyrim - Nord

      I know some people might be confused on why I chose Altmer for The Eternal Champion. Well, that's because in my own personal head canon I think that Ocato is the Eternal Champion. It makes quite a lot of sense once you start reading up the backstory for both, especially since it's heavily implied at the start of Arena that the Eternal Champion is a mage and the Emperor himself said that the hero will rule beside him in the end of the game.

        Loading editor
    • So what about champion of Сirodyyl or hero of Kvatch, then he apparetly race breton, beause Sheogorath in TES 5 is breton and champion of Sirodyyl has become Sheogorath in the Shivering Isles dlc's ending in TES 4 Oblivion + about it talking someone from Bethesda x)

        Loading editor
    • 95.153.133.32 wrote:
      I think it makes more sense for Dovahkiin to be imperial. Why? Because after character creation Hadvar doesn’t know where is Dragonborn from. If you are a Breton, he thinks that you’re from Hammerfell, if you’re a Nord, he only mentions that you aren’t from Skyrim. If you are Imperial, he thinks that you came from Inmperial city, and that’s Cyrodiil. After you escape Helgen he says: “You haven't heard of the civil war in Skyrim? I guess down in Cyrodiil people have other things to worry about.” no matter what race you chose. So now he thinks you are from Cyrodiil, like he did only if you’re imperial.

      That is not correct. If you choose to play as a Nord, Hadvar says that you will at least die in your home country, therefore confirming the Nord identity. Technically, the player being unaware of the civil war WOULD mean it cannot be a Nord, i think its just sloppy writing on Bethesda's part. The game needs the protagonist to be unaware of the region and its events, so the character can be introduced into the region, same as the player. To be fair, it could still be a Nord, who just happened to spend the last months or years abroad.

        Loading editor
    • A FANDOM user
        Loading editor
Give Kudos to this message
You've given this message Kudos!
See who gave Kudos to this message
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.