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  • I seem to think that he is Reymon Ebonarm, from the Yokudan Pantheon. It would make a lot of sense, actually. I really just wanted to create space for speculation to go. They both wear nothing but Ebony and they are both extremely powerful. This last detail is a stretch, but maybe he wants to fight the Dragonborn because of his involvement with several Daedric Princes, which we know Reymon hates.

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    • That's a good question. I have asked the same one many times, and there are many different theories as to who this warrior could be. Some people thing he was god.

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    • ~*LilithRayn*~ wrote:
      That's a good question. I have asked the same one many times, and there are many different theories as to who this warrior could be. Some people thing he was god.

      Akatosh himself?

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    • Being clad in Ebony Armor doesn't make you a God. For example, Ebonarms sword was merged with his arm, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have that. Ebonarm had reddish-blonde hair and a gold-ish beard, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have that. Ebonarm had a golden horse, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have a horse at all. Ebonarm also had blue eyes, the Ebony Warrior has btown ones. Ebonarm also had a rose emblazoned ebony shield, the Ebony Warrior does not. 


      It's most likely a reference to him, but it's not Ebonarm himself.

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    • Blademaster Jauffre wrote:
      Being clad in Ebony Armor doesn't make you a God. For example, Ebonarms sword was merged with his arm, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have that. Ebonarm had reddish-blonde hair and a gold-ish beard, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have that. Ebonarm had a golden horse, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have a horse at all. Ebonarm also had blue eyes, the Ebony Warrior has btown ones. Ebonarm also had a rose emblazoned ebony shield, the Ebony Warrior does not. 


      It's most likely a reference to him, but it's not Ebonarm himself.

      Wulf is generally understood to be an aspect/avatar of Talos, and doesn't entirely match Tiber Septims description. Who's to say this isn't the same deal? 

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    • PipProductionCo wrote:

      Wulf is generally understood to be an aspect/avatar of Talos, and doesn't entirely match Tiber Septims description. Who's to say this isn't the same deal? 

      Right, only difference is that Wulf dissapeared, Wulf was an aspect, as was confirmed by a priest.


      The Ebony Warrior doesn't dissapear, and unless if you found a priest somewhere saying it was him, it was most likely not.

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    • I'm gonna go put on Ebony mail and act like a god. No. I'm trying to say, Ebony is more closely related to daedra. Blade of Woe, Mehurne's razor, Ebony Blade, Dawnbreaker, Ebony mail, all that. Wearing Ebony doesn't make you a god. He is simply a master of the Thu'um. But the Ebony Warrior is a redguard who wants to go to Sovngarde, and he believes the only way he can get there, is The Last Dragonborn killing him.

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    • Blademaster Jauffre wrote:
      PipProductionCo wrote:

      Wulf is generally understood to be an aspect/avatar of Talos, and doesn't entirely match Tiber Septims description. Who's to say this isn't the same deal? 

      Right, only difference is that Wulf dissapeared, Wulf was an aspect, as was confirmed by a priest.


      The Ebony Warrior doesn't dissapear, and unless if you found a priest somewhere saying it was him, it was most likely not.

      Well maybe thats what he likes to do in his spare time: Challenge the greatest warrior ever. We are also talking about a very obscure god here, so we dont fully know his intentions or personality.

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    • The Reincarnation Of Akatosh wrote:
      I'm gonna go put on Ebony mail and act like a god. No. I'm trying to say, Ebony is more closely related to daedra. Blade of Woe, Mehurne's razor, Ebony Blade, Dawnbreaker, Ebony mail, all that. Wearing Ebony doesn't make you a god. He is simply a master of the Thu'um. But the Ebony Warrior is a redguard who wants to go to Sovngarde, and he believes the only way he can get there, is The Last Dragonborn killing him.

      How did he learn the Thu'um? The Greybeards likely didnt teach him. Also, Ebonarm is known far and wide for his Ebony Armour, so to say Ebony is a daedric thing is kinda inaccurate. They probably use ebony because of how powerful it is, and how edgy it looks.

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    • PipProductionCo wrote:
      The Reincarnation Of Akatosh wrote:
      I'm gonna go put on Ebony mail and act like a god. No. I'm trying to say, Ebony is more closely related to daedra. Blade of Woe, Mehurne's razor, Ebony Blade, Dawnbreaker, Ebony mail, all that. Wearing Ebony doesn't make you a god. He is simply a master of the Thu'um. But the Ebony Warrior is a redguard who wants to go to Sovngarde, and he believes the only way he can get there, is The Last Dragonborn killing him.
      How did he learn the Thu'um? The Greybeards likely didnt teach him. Also, Ebonarm is known far and wide for his Ebony Armour, so to say Ebony is a daedric thing is kinda inaccurate. They probably use ebony because of how powerful it is, and how edgy it looks.

      No. The Daedra use Ebony, because it is thought to be unholy after the Daedric armor was created using Ebony. The Aedra do not use other than a few choice gods.

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    • The Reincarnation Of Akatosh wrote:
      PipProductionCo wrote:
      The Reincarnation Of Akatosh wrote:
      I'm gonna go put on Ebony mail and act like a god. No. I'm trying to say, Ebony is more closely related to daedra. Blade of Woe, Mehurne's razor, Ebony Blade, Dawnbreaker, Ebony mail, all that. Wearing Ebony doesn't make you a god. He is simply a master of the Thu'um. But the Ebony Warrior is a redguard who wants to go to Sovngarde, and he believes the only way he can get there, is The Last Dragonborn killing him.
      How did he learn the Thu'um? The Greybeards likely didnt teach him. Also, Ebonarm is known far and wide for his Ebony Armour, so to say Ebony is a daedric thing is kinda inaccurate. They probably use ebony because of how powerful it is, and how edgy it looks.
      No. The Daedra use Ebony, because it is thought to be unholy after the Daedric armor was created using Ebony. The Aedra do not use other than a few choice gods.

      Good thing Reymon Ebonarm isn't an Aedra.

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    • Here's my personal opinion:

      I think that he was the champion of Reymon Ebonarm. He showed great skill in battle and was chosen by Ebonarm to be his champion. Ebonarm gave him great power (for example the ability to shout) and a full enchanted set of ebony armor and a enchanted ebony sword. The champion went on to fight against many enemies and overcame them all. He dreamed of eventually going to sovngarde (even though he wasn't a nord, maybe Ebonarm could pull some strings with other gods and get him in) but despaired because no one was powerful enough to give him an honorable death. Then he heard stories of a incredibly powerful person (The Last Dragonborn) who lived in Skyrim. He journeyed to Skyrim and tracked this person down. He asked The Last Dragonborn to face him and give him an honorable death, which he finally recieved . . . . .

      Thats my theory but we'll probably never know for certain.

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    • PipProductionCo wrote:
      The Reincarnation Of Akatosh wrote:
      PipProductionCo wrote:
      The Reincarnation Of Akatosh wrote:
      I'm gonna go put on Ebony mail and act like a god. No. I'm trying to say, Ebony is more closely related to daedra. Blade of Woe, Mehurne's razor, Ebony Blade, Dawnbreaker, Ebony mail, all that. Wearing Ebony doesn't make you a god. He is simply a master of the Thu'um. But the Ebony Warrior is a redguard who wants to go to Sovngarde, and he believes the only way he can get there, is The Last Dragonborn killing him.
      How did he learn the Thu'um? The Greybeards likely didnt teach him. Also, Ebonarm is known far and wide for his Ebony Armour, so to say Ebony is a daedric thing is kinda inaccurate. They probably use ebony because of how powerful it is, and how edgy it looks.
      No. The Daedra use Ebony, because it is thought to be unholy after the Daedric armor was created using Ebony. The Aedra do not use other than a few choice gods.
      Good thing Reymon Ebonarm isn't an Aedra.

      Almost every god we've seen is  Aedra, or Daedra. Meridia was once an Aedra I believe. 

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    • PipProductionCo wrote:

      Well maybe thats what he likes to do in his spare time: Challenge the greatest warrior ever. We are also talking about a very obscure god here, so we dont fully know his intentions or personality.

      If he were a god, his body wouldn't remain, but it would vanish or something, like what happened with Mehrunes Dagon during the Oblivion Crisis, or Alduin in Sovngarde. He's not a god.

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    • How 'bout, Ebony Warrior was just a guy who found Ebonarm to be an inspiration. Praying to Ebonarm, hoping for promised victory all his days. Eventually, he got that, and roamed the land with his promised victory, and so on with his Ebony gear as his memento for Ebonarm. BUUUUT, he eventually went bored. He heard about Sovngarde being about a resting place for the honored dead and wanted to die there and went to Dragonborn to die. How 'bout that theory?

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    • And then when the dragonborn stabbed him, he remembered that only nords went to sovngarde and in the end went to oblivioonnn

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    • Master of the Night wrote:
      And then when the dragonborn stabbed him, he remembered that only nords went to sovngarde and in the end went to oblivioonnn
      • The Far Shores
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    • Yeah

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    • The Ebony warior is probably either a fan of ebonarm, a champion of ebonarm, or potentially some kind of reincarnation/avatar of ebonarm. 

      I don't know that much about ebonarm, but, supposing ebonarm was a man who became a god, like Talos then it is likely that his original body is nothing more than worm food by the forth era. If he was an aedra, and thus always a god in some shape or form, then his original body may not have even existed in a physical form on Nirn anyway. 

      Whats important is that the  Ebony Warrior clearly does not have his body, or his gear for that matter. However the ebony warrior has gone to great lengths to try to look like Ebonarm, meaning he probably worships him, and may or may not be some kind of champion of ebonarm. Further more he could be some kind of reincarnation or avatar controlled by the God ebonarm in the 4th era after his original body was lost, 

      The ebony warrior went down pretty easily if he was ment to be an actual god, I think it was a humans body, who either admired or was being controlled by Ebonarm. 

      As for the thing about him using the thuum, I wouldn't read too deeply into that. Bethesda just wanted to make him a challenge, clearly you don't have to be a nord to be a dragon born, considering the last DB can be any race (even Kajeat which are bassically just over grown house cats!), so if an overgrown kitten can learn the thuum, it's not that much of a streatch to just say every so often dragon borns just kind of apear.

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    • Ebonarm is a Redguard deity I think

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    • Reymon Ebonarm is the god of war of the Redguard Pantheon.

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    • As he is mysteriously unmentioned in games after Daggerfall, despite books in which he was mentioned still appearing, I would speculate that some of the wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff of which the series (and Daggerfall in particular) is fond resulted in Ebonarm being retroactively erased as a god, though perhaps incarnated instead as a mortal man.

      It would then make sense that he wants the Dovahkiin to kill him in battle so he can return to Aetherius and attempt to reclaim godhood. As a god of war, he of course had to put up an impressive fight. That he would desire Sovngarde rather than the Far Shores may be related to his warlike nature, or perhaps is related to the Yokudan god Satakal, who is similarly believed to be incarnated on Nirn as King Orgnum.

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    • The ebony warrior may have been umbra.

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    • 68.48.13.191 wrote:
      The ebony warrior may have been umbra.

      Except Umbra is defined by wielding Umbra (the sword), which he does not do.

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    • I think the ebony warrior is the mortal aspect of ebonarm and I won't go to detail now look somewhere else for detail.

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    • 77.103.4.185 wrote:
      The Ebony warior is probably either a fan of ebonarm, a champion of ebonarm, or potentially some kind of reincarnation/avatar of ebonarm. 

      I don't know that much about ebonarm, but, supposing ebonarm was a man who became a god, like Talos then it is likely that his original body is nothing more than worm food by the forth era. If he was an aedra, and thus always a god in some shape or form, then his original body may not have even existed in a physical form on Nirn anyway. 

      Whats important is that the  Ebony Warrior clearly does not have his body, or his gear for that matter. However the ebony warrior has gone to great lengths to try to look like Ebonarm, meaning he probably worships him, and may or may not be some kind of champion of ebonarm. Further more he could be some kind of reincarnation or avatar controlled by the God ebonarm in the 4th era after his original body was lost, 

      The ebony warrior went down pretty easily if he was ment to be an actual god, I think it was a humans body, who either admired or was being controlled by Ebonarm. 

      As for the thing about him using the thuum, I wouldn't read too deeply into that. Bethesda just wanted to make him a challenge, clearly you don't have to be a nord to be a dragon born, considering the last DB can be any race (even Kajeat which are bassically just over grown house cats!), so if an overgrown kitten can learn the thuum, it's not that much of a streatch to just say every so often dragon borns just kind of apear.

      He went down pretty easily for being a (minor) god? He was significantly stronger than Alduin the world eater. The Dovakiin is a champion of Akatosh, and I don't think it's any stretch to say that if he can kill the firstborn of Akatosh and contend with Daedric Princes that he can fight and kill a long-forgotten minor god.

      "As for the thing about him using the thuum, I wouldn't read too deeply into that. Bethesda just wanted to make him a challenge", What Bethesda are you referring to? The one I know of never overlooks a single detail.

      It is also entirely possible that Ebonarm's status changed after the Dragon Break in ES2: Daggerfell. In Daggerfell this god was mentioned in a book (books?), but after that game he has completely disappeared from Elder Scrolls lore. In fact, there are books in later Elder Scrolls games that are re-prints of books found in Daggerfell, but in places where the original(s) mentioned Ebonarm, the re-prints pointedly omit any such references. It's entirely reasonably to think that after time was realigned and reality was reshaped that a once-famous god was entirely forgotten by humanity and left to live out eternity lonely and unworshipped. It is also entirely possible that after the time shift he was reborn to the earth with god-like abilities (Thu'um and incredible fighting skill) in an eternal mortal body.

      In this sense, the once-revered god was brought low and forgotten. As the centuries dragged onward he travelled the world searching for someone who could best him in combat in the hopes that he could one day find a place in the heavens once again, but nobody could best the Ebony Warrior.

      He lived as an isolated traveller for dozens of lifetimes waiting for the Dragonborn porphesy written upon the elder scrolls to come true, and for the final Dragonborn to be born into the world. Now he is ready to die the honorable death he has awaited for far too long; perhaps some few mortals will remember him in end, if only because he died by the hand of Akatosh's champion.

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    • Blademaster Jauffre wrote: Being clad in Ebony Armor doesn't make you a God. For example, Ebonarms sword was merged with his arm, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have that. Ebonarm had reddish-blonde hair and a gold-ish beard, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have that. Ebonarm had a golden horse, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have a horse at all. Ebonarm also had blue eyes, the Ebony Warrior has btown ones. Ebonarm also had a rose emblazoned ebony shield, the Ebony Warrior does not. 


      It's most likely a reference to him, but it's not Ebonarm himself.


      I actually heard somewhere that even if you kill him, he still has his sword in his hand instead of dropping it.

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    • 77.103.4.185 wrote: The Ebony warior is probably either a fan of ebonarm, a champion of ebonarm, or potentially some kind of reincarnation/avatar of ebonarm. 

      I don't know that much about ebonarm, but, supposing ebonarm was a man who became a god, like Talos then it is likely that his original body is nothing more than worm food by the forth era. If he was an aedra, and thus always a god in some shape or form, then his original body may not have even existed in a physical form on Nirn anyway. 

      Whats important is that the  Ebony Warrior clearly does not have his body, or his gear for that matter. However the ebony warrior has gone to great lengths to try to look like Ebonarm, meaning he probably worships him, and may or may not be some kind of champion of ebonarm. Further more he could be some kind of reincarnation or avatar controlled by the God ebonarm in the 4th era after his original body was lost, 

      The ebony warrior went down pretty easily if he was ment to be an actual god, I think it was a humans body, who either admired or was being controlled by Ebonarm. 

      As for the thing about him using the thuum, I wouldn't read too deeply into that. Bethesda just wanted to make him a challenge, clearly you don't have to be a nord to be a dragon born, considering the last DB can be any race (even Kajeat which are bassically just over grown house cats!), so if an overgrown kitten can learn the thuum, it's not that much of a streatch to just say every so often dragon borns just kind of apear.

      Over grown house cat lol. My Khajiit would obliterate you. Lol

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    • The EW is A the Dragon Born from the future or B a big Liar. ps my Khjiit can 1 punch ALL of u!

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    • Blademaster Jauffre wrote:
      Being clad in Ebony Armor doesn't make you a God. For example, Ebonarms sword was merged with his arm, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have that. Ebonarm had reddish-blonde hair and a gold-ish beard, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have that. Ebonarm had a golden horse, the Ebony Warrior doesn't have a horse at all. Ebonarm also had blue eyes, the Ebony Warrior has btown ones. Ebonarm also had a rose emblazoned ebony shield, the Ebony Warrior does not.

      It's most likely a reference to him, but it's not Ebonarm himself.

      I think this is a case of fact vs. legend.  Legends tend to get exaggerated with each telling, and Ebonarm may have taken on exaggerated characteristics over time as his fame spread.  Also, it's perfectly possible that there is more than one Ebonarm, and after one Ebornarm retires (like the one we fight in Skyrim) a new Ebonarm takes up the mantle, the new Ebornarm possibly having been trained by the predecessor.  All this is speculation on my part, but I think it's reasonable speculation given how lore in the Elder Scrolls universe works.

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    • I'm certain the Ebony Warrior is just some adventurer who's become powerful through completing many challenges.

      Back then, I also took his Race (Redguard) as a hint for TES6's setting.

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    • Ifnsman wrote:
      I'm certain the Ebony Warrior is just some adventurer who's become powerful through completing many challenges.

      Back then, I also took his Race (Redguard) as a hint for TES6's setting.

      I definitely think he is that, and I agree that Hammerfell was being strongly hinted as being the next game's setting, but that doesn't exclude the possibility that there is a connection between him and the legend of Raymon Ebonarm.  There are certainly a number of similarities between Ebonarm and heroes like the Ebony Warrior.  It may be a coincidence, but I don't think it is.  I suspect these Ebony heroes relate to a historical figure or Yokudan tradition of the Redguards that has possibly been influenced syncretistically by neighboring Nordic and Breton belief systems since the Redguards' arrival on Tamriel.  So the mantle of the Ebony Warrior could be a composite Redguard-Tamrielic legacy. Syncretism of beliefs among cultures is very common with real-life traditions as well, so it would make sense in the E.S. universe too (after all the Imperial Pantheon is already an in-universe example of syncretism between the Ayleid and Nordic Pantheons).  The idea of different warrior gods and traditions mixing fits in with the legend of Raymon Ebonarm nicely too, since he's supposed to be a god that prevents unnecessary fighting between different peoples, which probably happened a lot after the Yokudans first colonized Tamriel; like Ebonarm, the Ebony Warrior is syncretic, being a Redguard who is also Nordic by culture or blood or both.

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    • ^While true, a connection doesn't make the Ebony Warrior necessarily more than just a powerful mortal adventurer.

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    • @Ifnsman For sure!  I don't know why people are making arguments about his "power level" in any case. L.o.l.  I'm not sure it's a useful way to figure out anything about him.

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    • He actually could possibly be the mortal incarnation of Frandar Hunding, although Frandar was revealed to be invincible, so the Ebony Warrior could be the same Frandar, although the actions Hunding did were thousands of years ago, yet the Ebony Warrior looks more like he would be in his 40s - 50s

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    • Why he's the ebony warrior, of course!

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    • 2601:40C:200:FD4D:7C22:185D:7B7D:9E80 wrote:
      He actually could possibly be the mortal incarnation of Frandar Hunding, although Frandar was revealed to be invincible, so the Ebony Warrior could be the same Frandar, although the actions Hunding did were thousands of years ago, yet the Ebony Warrior looks more like he would be in his 40s - 50s

      Frandar was ultimately killed by goblins, so I wouldn't say he was "invincible".

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    • PipProductionCo wrote:
      I seem to think that he is Reymon Ebonarm, from the Yokudan Pantheon. It would make a lot of sense, actually. I really just wanted to create space for speculation to go. They both wear nothing but Ebony and they are both extremely powerful. This last detail is a stretch, but maybe he wants to fight the Dragonborn because of his involvement with several Daedric Princes, which we know Reymon hates.

      I believe he is the Hero of Elder Scrolls 6 and this is his cameo.

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