r/gaming Oct 20 '21 Silver 1 Helpful 2

Thanks Alduin

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u/TheZipperDragon Oct 20 '21

One of the most honorable villains in gaming.

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u/duderliss Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

He’ll be waiting literally forever for you to finish everything else you are doing just so you can come around poke him with a toothpick and kill him

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u/sntcringe Switch Oct 21 '21

By the time I got to alduinn I had armor that made it free to cast both illusion and restoration spells, an overpowered sword and a ridiculous armor rating. Killing Alduin was like taking candy from a comatose baby

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u/erikwarm Oct 21 '21

Same here

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u/[deleted] Oct 21 '21

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u/Instance-First Oct 21 '21

Wasn't he only defeated because he ditched his responsibilities and started conquering instead?

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u/SacredSpirit123 Oct 21 '21

Yup, he started devouring souls in Sovngarde for his own betterment instead of focusing on starting the next cycle. He thought he could rule the current world instead of starting the next one. He was smote for his heresy.

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u/N0SleepTillHippo Oct 21 '21

I punched him to death with my punching only character

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u/No-Reach-9173 Oct 21 '21

I mean if anyone realizes the dragon born is going to wreck him it would be him. So he just waits for you to show up and kill him. No reason to rush death.

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u/Entaris Oct 21 '21

Yeah. If anything he’s hoping you’ll take your sweet time in getting to him

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u/coconuthead684 Oct 21 '21

i didnt beat skyrim till 2019. ive been playing it since release. never wanted to beat the game, but fuckin side quests man.

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u/GoblinFive Oct 21 '21

More like the fucking main quest man. At least some of the side quests are fun.

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u/Jake_The_Destroyer PC Oct 21 '21

My most recent Alduin kill I had Mehrune's Razor but forgot and he died on like the 4th hit and I was really confused.

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u/ELEMENTALITYNES Oct 21 '21

I actually attacked him when we saw him that second time with Delphine, when he was resurrecting that other dragon we had to fight. I was just seeing what would happen if I fired 4 arrows at him. He turned around in the air and did this shout at me from like 500 feet away, it decimated me instantaneously and knocked me like 40 feet backwards, similar to if a Giant hits you

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u/Dapper_Dildo Oct 20 '21

Professionals have standards

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u/DoctorZoidbergMD Oct 20 '21

I have degrees is standardology aaand standardonomy!

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u/samw424 Oct 21 '21

Where the food is digested!

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u/TeslaDelMar Oct 21 '21

Disembowlings in your species... fatal?

Large bet on myself in the first round!

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u/GAADhearthstone Oct 21 '21

Be polite.

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u/fe1od1or Oct 21 '21

Be efficient.

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u/I_Eat_54Rice Oct 21 '21

Have a plan to shout at everyone you meet.

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u/likalllabmusic Oct 20 '21

Was it a villain thou , he was just part of nature will doing what he must do to keep the wheel of the world running , while eating the world , it was his job.

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u/TheZipperDragon Oct 20 '21

In terms of the game, he is the villain. The big bad evil guy you have to work towards defeating. If we're gonna get philosophical, then you're right, but at the same time, no good villains are 100% evil. A good villain thinks he's doing the right thing. It's like the saying goes, we all think we're the hero of our own story. If your villain is evil because evil, then you may wanna rewrite them, unless it's a joke villain like professor insano.

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u/EvidentlyEmpirical Oct 21 '21

Hell, even Lex Fucking Luthor has an agenda: he wants to take down Superman because he's convinced, absolutely convinced, that nobody is that good - that there's some sinister plot going on. All his gains of power are towards that end.

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u/ApokalypseCow Oct 21 '21

That and he thinks that humanity will come to be dependent upon Superman, meaning that the species will become weaker as a result, and when something inevitably takes him down, then humanity as a whole is soon to follow.

That doesn't make him any less evil for his means, but his ends are, to a certain frame of mind, noble.

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u/King9204 Oct 21 '21

Wasn't he a bit jealous of Superman too

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u/graywolfman Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

As with all comics, depends on the writers; a lot of them put Lex in that light. One of the more recent examples that pops into my mind is All-Star Superman. Section where Clark Kent is interviewing Lex for the Daily Planet, and it does come up.

Example clip of the animated version: https://youtu.be/MZCNDwKgi7o

Edit: fixed title Edit 2: Added Clip

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u/ViKingCB Oct 21 '21

Clark’s got some super convincing glasses in that. How else could lex not realize the MOUNTAIN of muscle interviewing him resembles Supes!

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u/graywolfman Oct 21 '21

In the comic they talk about him hunching heavily and compressing his spine basically like using his flying power in reverse to be shorter. He also wears ill-fitting suits to make himself appear heavy instead of fit, and goes into a more quiet, unassuming voice. He commits to the charade pretty heavily, almost like he is doing it as if his loved one's lives depend on it (◠‿◕)

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u/Andre4kthegreengiant Oct 21 '21

Couldn't he just team up with Batman? Batman has a plan to kill or incapacitate everyone, just in case

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u/EvidentlyEmpirical Oct 21 '21

The thing is that Batman just plans, lex luthor is already convinced himself.

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u/TheRealKidsToday Oct 21 '21

I get the logic but there are some good villains that are purely just evil. Joker and Michael Myers come to mind.

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u/yabai90 Oct 21 '21

Well you could always argue that they have mental Illness that makes them believe this is the way to go. The joker has also some motives. Crazy but he is not doing it just for fun is he ? (He might be I'm not DC expert, sorry if I'm wrong)

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u/the_ringmasta Oct 21 '21

It depends on who is writing him.

Usually, though, he's more an embodiment of chaos than anything else.

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u/Cutsdeep- Oct 21 '21

but joker isn't purely evil. at least in the most recent movie?

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u/DeflateGape Oct 21 '21

The Burton and Nolan versions were pure evil. The Burton version wanted to kill as many innocent people as possible with no motivation while the Nolan version was waging a personal war on the very idea of goodness and order. “The Joker” version was pathetic and delusional, but I don’t consider that the same character. Could you imagine Batman coming in and brutalizing that sad street person? Burton’s Joker was a chemist super genius. Nolan’s joker was a criminal mastermind. Joaquin’s Joker was some loser who shot a few Wall Street guys on the subway (maybe), his mom (maybe), and maybe Dave Letterman, depending on if anything we saw in the movie actually happened or if it was all delusions. Whatever the movie was it was not the origin story for a supervillain.

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u/agitatedprisoner Oct 21 '21

Sauron in LotR was a "good" villain and just pure evil. It's because those movies were about persistence, hope, and fellowship in the face of impossible odds. Sauron's role was just to create those impossible odds and to provide stark contrast so as to get the audience rooting for the heroes. Jokers in TDK serves the same role, except The Joker in TDK serves another crucial function in normalizing what would otherwise be a ridiculous dude dressed up as a bat by moving the goalposts of crazy.

Not sure about Myers haven't seen that movie in awhile but just about all horror means to make their villains stock evil because otherwise it'd seem the protagonists might reason with them and then it wouldn't be so scary.

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u/Entaris Oct 21 '21

To be fair sauron isn’t really a villain. He’s a concept. Yes in theory he’s calling the shots of the evil army but in terms of the story he’s relatively meaningless. You could replace sauron with the vague concept of an ancient weapon of mass destruction and the ring with “control codes” and it would have the same impact.

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u/agitatedprisoner Oct 21 '21

Aren't all stock characters mere foil rather than persons in their own right? That's what makes them stock characters. Sauron and whatever stock villains are still villains. In the Middle Earth lore he's a character with backstory. He's still a stock character even with the lore because his motives aren't relatable. He's in it for power, basically. Same as Ganon or Palpatine. They're all stock villains. So long as the fictional universe is consistent with some story that might render their motivations plausible maybe it's fine. Otherwise presenting them as such is to lie and then unless the audience picks up on the lie the art itself becomes a lie.

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u/TheZipperDragon Oct 21 '21

There are some exceptions like with almost everything, & for some reason everyone has to bring them up.😂

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u/likalllabmusic Oct 20 '21

Yup you nailed it. couldn't said it better. have some karma

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u/TheZipperDragon Oct 20 '21

Big macthankies from mac....zipper...dragon.......ies

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u/Icymountain Oct 21 '21

No, not really. Some people just want chaos, and is perfectly okay being 100% evil. The whole "bad dude for good reasons" shtick gets old fast when every villain turns out that way.

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u/TheZipperDragon Oct 21 '21

And evil for the sake of evil doesn't get old? I respect your opinion, but I personally disagree.

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u/Icymountain Oct 21 '21

Which is why you need a mix of both. Just because a villain is pure evil doesnt mean it's a bad villain.

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u/TheCapybaraMan Oct 20 '21

I don't like having reasonable villains. I want a guy that I enjoy beating. I don't want to debate philosophy with them.

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u/ImAOneTrackLover PC Oct 21 '21

"I want to genocide the entire world."

"You know, God genocided the world once, so I think I get where you're coming from. I can't in good conscience fight you. Good luck on your genocide."

"Wait... really? I... I didn't think I'd get this far... I'm having second thoughts."

"No, really, I'm rooting for you! You can do it!"

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u/agitatedprisoner Oct 21 '21

Spoken like a villain.

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u/raymartin27 Oct 21 '21

I mean think to yourself how many times you were sure of something and it did not turn out to be true, not sure who said it but, no one is insane in their point of view, the rest of the world is.

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u/agitatedprisoner Oct 21 '21

Nobody thinks of themselves as insane but some do insist others are evil by nature, witches or devils. To think that way is impose a hierarchy and assign "evil" people the bottom rungs. The "evil" people need to submit to security checks, can't be taken at their word, etc, while the "good" people skate by. This gives the "evil" people good reason to fear or hate and act accordingly and the "good" interpret any resistance as reinforcing their original assumption, that those people are "evil".

Meaning ironically it's those most convinced the other is evil that are themselves evil if anyone is. Or at least that holds true so long as the "good" are unwilling to have out the dialogue and give opportunity for the other to make their case.

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u/raymartin27 Oct 21 '21

Problem is for most people there is no objective "good" or "evil", and in most scenario people can have different viewpoint for evil. Eg, the rich think that people getting unemployment benefit are the biggest source of all economic problems, all while those unemployed people clearly believe these millions and billions hoarding people to be the evil ones.

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u/agitatedprisoner Oct 21 '21

Legislators and courts ought to aim at being objectively good, otherwise it'd make no sense to imagine any system of law as being any more or less just than any other provided consistent enforcement of the rules.

I'd wager were you to take the most hardened moral relativist and wrong them egregiously they'd change their tune. It makes sense abusers would convince themselves good and evil are relative because then they get to have their cake and eat it too. This doesn't make their internal reasoning compelling to anyone but themselves in the heat of the moment. Those who've predicated getting what they think they need on unjust privilege are like drug addicts in the grips of addiction when it comes to rationalizing and defending that unjust privilege.

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u/The_Karaethon_Cycle Oct 21 '21

From my point of view the Greybeards are evil

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u/ViKingCB Oct 21 '21

I realize I’m not on r/elderscrolls right now but before Alduin’s battle with the ancient tongues he wasn’t doing his role in nature and was instead conquering. He then travels in time to the start of Skyrim and is eating souls to regain strength and raising more dragons. So in terms of was he the villain: in game? Yes. Philosophically? Yes.

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u/Gar_ivor Oct 21 '21

I mean just because your job is to eventually demolish run down houses doesn't mean it's okay for you to start demolishing a house while people are still living in it. Yes it's his Job to destroy the world EVENTUALLY but he got greedy and wanted to rule the world before destroying it

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u/HouseOfSteak Oct 21 '21

i don't think eating the souls of the honoured dead is a very honourable thing to do

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u/TheZipperDragon Oct 21 '21

But he WAITS for you!

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u/am_reddit Oct 21 '21

I mean… isn’t this pretty much the most common trope in all RPGs? I don’t recall Lavos, Sephiroth, Gwyn, Darth Malak, Ganon or Saren caring how long it took me to get to them.

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u/Rhinoceritis Oct 21 '21

I thought it was the Good Guy dragon that the blades told you to kill for a second.

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u/Mass_Defect Oct 21 '21

I Fus Ro Da the Blades off of the mountain on every play through when they want me to kill my dragon bro.

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u/giibro Oct 21 '21

Umbra in morrowind was honorable as well, there must be at least one

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u/cancercures Oct 21 '21

Unlike that villainous partysnax

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u/apeinej Oct 20 '21

And indeed he did wait. So many sidequests, mods, etc.

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u/penguin032 Oct 21 '21

Some say, he's still waiting.

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u/Galihan Oct 21 '21

Well besides the doomsday mod that sets a deadline you have to defeat Alduin by, or else he just eats the world and causes game over wherever you are.

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u/Tenwaystospoildinner Oct 21 '21

There's a mod for Skyrim where Alduin actually doesn't wait for you. After X amount of in-game days, the world ends if you don't defeat Alduin. I've never used it, but it seems like it'd be fun for people who like a challenge, especially if you use mods to make the game unleveled and have to fight Alduin at his strongest despite not being near his level.

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u/50pointdownvote Oct 21 '21

They had time based stuff in a lot of the older games. In Fallout if you didn't get the water chip in time the vault dies off. In Baulders Gate if you didn't do followers quests in time they would leave. A few play throughs I would kill one of my followers until her body exploded (could not get rez'd) so their traveling companion would not leave.

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u/Spykedlemonade Oct 21 '21

This post was making wonder if there were games the required you to have some urgency in defeating the big boss. Kinda would like to see it more

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u/Kenshin220 Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

There was this rpg I played a long time ago that you had like 60 seconds to beat the levels or the world ended or something like that

Edit: it's half minute hero and you have 30 seconds to save the world.

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u/mr-teddy93 Oct 20 '21

This the dragon that comes in the beginning before my head gets chopped off ?

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u/DarianF Oct 20 '21

Yes

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u/mr-teddy93 Oct 20 '21

I didnt have the patience to play skyrim can you fly with the dragon further in the game ?

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u/bt123456789 Oct 20 '21

you don't fly with this one (Alduin), but you do gain the ability to temporarily tame and fly dragons in the Dragonborn DLC.

There's also allied dragons you can summon into battle to aid you, Odahviing (After getting to the point in the story), and Durnehviir (from the Dawnguard DLC, close to the end).

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u/Axemic Oct 21 '21

Okay that is it! I never played Skyrim. I'm gonna go out and buy Skyrim....s' 756th edition or something and then I can finally understand what the heck are you guys talking about (PS4/5). What is it, open world RPG? Probably another 80h game.

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u/AnotherDypsis Oct 21 '21

80h, lol.

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u/Axemic Oct 21 '21

Well I don't plan to platinum it.

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u/Excolo_Veritas Oct 21 '21

If you do nothing other than the main storyline, and I mean nothing, you can probably beat it in 20-40 hours, less if you try and speedrun it. Although the point their making is, a lot of the beauty of skyrim is all the side quests. People easily sink hundreds of hours into it on a single play through between side quests, just wandering around, and trying to level up everything they want to. Finished all the side quests? Oh here's some epic level mods that add twice as many as the original game had that are even higher quality than bethesda put out.

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u/Axemic Oct 21 '21

Okay, so this more of a PC game? Maybe I should forget it then?

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u/xLFODTx Oct 21 '21

Mods are available for the console versions as well. At least the Xbox version anyway

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u/HappyHippo2002 Oct 21 '21

It works fine as a console game. You don't need mods to enjoy it. And if you have an Xbox, you can get a bunch of mods anyways

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u/GoblinFive Oct 21 '21

Never get Bethesda games on a console.

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u/Axemic Oct 21 '21

What's wrong with it on console? Fallout was just fine.

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u/DimusMaximus Oct 21 '21

They are really buggy and to solve most bugs you need to use the command console which isnt on console, plus no mods and mods are 85% of skyrim

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u/Potential_Door5581 Oct 21 '21

I am on a console and I can have mods (Xbox one x). Most of the bugs get fixed by the unofficial Skyrim patch. Although we can only have 5 gb worth of mods

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u/ReithDynamis Oct 21 '21

Oh man. If u have a PC mod the ever love out of it. It's crazy how much new things can get added to alter the perks in the game, or just replace potion/poisen assets that look beautiful. Fuck I'm nerding out.

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u/Axemic Oct 21 '21

I only have a laptop. Lenovo X1 and it has an integrated graphics card, so no for me. It probably even wont run it properly. For gaming I have PS.

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u/hulkdestroyerxxx Oct 20 '21

I think there is a mod for that

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u/mr-teddy93 Oct 20 '21

I have no mods i do have for some reason the statue and the book of skyrim

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u/bt123456789 Oct 20 '21

that would be the collector's edition, I have that one too.

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u/mr-teddy93 Oct 21 '21

I always tought it has to be painted lol

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u/bt123456789 Oct 21 '21

nope, Alduin's a black and silver dragon, the statue is perfect, even the word wall is perfect.

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u/mr-teddy93 Oct 21 '21

Yes i have that what does it say on the wall

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u/bt123456789 Oct 21 '21

According to what I found from a google search, a guy here on reddit translated it as, "Ahrk Ond Drey Sahrot Heim Veahlund Meyz Nol Hevno Brom Medstrun Do Uznahgaar Nahkriim Nol Sovngarde Nimaar."

it's Dragon speak (yes the dragons in skyrim have their own complete language) for, roughly, "And Lo Did Mighty Forge Veahme From Brutal North Like Storm Of Unbridled Vengeance From Sovngarde Itself."

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u/mr-teddy93 Oct 21 '21

Its a nice one you have the 360 version ps3 or pc ?

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u/bt123456789 Oct 21 '21

I own the PS3 version of the CE, but I own the game on PC too.

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u/bt123456789 Oct 20 '21

You can do it in Dragonborn with the Bend Will Shout, though not specifically Alduin. There's probably a mod so it's Alduin.

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u/mr-teddy93 Oct 21 '21

Is that so it sounds cool

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u/bt123456789 Oct 21 '21

yes it is.

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u/GoblinFive Oct 21 '21

Naah I think it was Thomas the Tank Engine in the intro.

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u/dday4you Oct 21 '21

Doesn't that mean that the dragon saved us from getting our heads chopped off?

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u/insaneium1 Oct 21 '21

The good guy

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u/DontTreadOnBigfoot Oct 20 '21

I currently head the Dark Brotherhood and the Thieves Guild, am Thane of several cities, and am rising through the ranks of the College of Winterhold, and I haven't even met the Graybeards yet...

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u/Fynn_the_Finger Oct 21 '21

I always enjoy becoming the archmage of the college, with my highest magic skill being under 20.

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u/StrigaPlease Oct 21 '21

Yeah, considering magic in vanilla is hot garbage, it's pretty easy to Punch Wizard your way to archmage without it.

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u/Havoksixteen Oct 21 '21

It's 100% possible to become archmage without casting a single spell too.

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u/regnare Oct 21 '21

This is the way.

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u/likalllabmusic Oct 21 '21

Fuck those lazy ass basterds , they can suck eachother at nights. Finishing side quest is more important.

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u/likalllabmusic Oct 20 '21

Zu'u unslaad, Zu'u nis oblaan

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u/TBTabby Oct 21 '21

Most video game bosses do. The apocalypse is patient in video games.

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u/cancercures Oct 21 '21

One exception is Fallout. If you waste too much time on sidequests or exploring the wasteland, you will lose!

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u/LevelStudent Oct 20 '21

I didn't even do enough main quests to get dragons spawning before I went around exploring and side questing, except the first time I played where I rushed the main story. I found dragons only fun to fight for very specific builds, or once you get far enough in to get the dragon rend thing that forces them to land. I also didn't like feeling like a super human god with my insane shout powers instead of a normal adventurer going around bravely helping people in need.

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u/DarianF Oct 20 '21

I do loved doing that. Being a literal god before the dragons spawned it gave the game a double life.

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u/55gure3 Oct 21 '21

I didn't even know there was a last dragon. Still tons of hrs logged as a dark elf

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u/DeaDBangeR Oct 21 '21

One of the few gripes I have with Skyrim, is the main story. Alduin is rarely seen throughout and I had zero emotional connection to fight him.

I know not all villains can be Thanos, but c’mon man.

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u/Ethanol_Based_Life Oct 21 '21

I didn't even know this was the main quest. I assumed it was some dlc quest

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u/Partynextweeknd305 Oct 21 '21

Wait it’s not a side quest ?

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u/nails_for_breakfast Oct 21 '21

The civil war quest line felt much more like the "main quest" than dragonborn ever did.

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u/ReithDynamis Oct 21 '21

Eh.. also is presented as a force of nature, he's not really supposed to be the antagonist that u regularly saber-raddle with or bounce insults off with. When it comes to forces of nature and I pending doom I'd argue less is more.

Like look at ffvii vs ffvii remake. Having sephiroth throw. I to story elements nonchalantly did nothing for the remake. Same with the time-keeper things

Having an emotional connection with or every antagonist often makes no sense and falls into campy story telling.

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u/Zero0mega Oct 21 '21

Took me 4 years to beat the main quest, did everything else and wandered around like an asshole most of the time. Meanwhile, dragons are ravaging the landscape.

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u/Dapper_Dildo Oct 20 '21

I wonder how many will be confused why there's a joint

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u/TheGreat_Danton Oct 20 '21

It’s an older meme sir, but it checks out

Honestly when Skyrim first came out it was still relevant

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u/Dapper_Dildo Oct 20 '21

I'm glad you get it, I'm sure many more will. Almost feels nostalgic referencing 'Good Guy Greg'. Oh how time flies.

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u/Shadow-Vision Oct 23 '21

Meme format as old as Skyrim?

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u/JukePlz Oct 21 '21

He's smoking the elder scrolls.

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u/Fynn_the_Finger Oct 21 '21

Besides the GGG reference, it's also a damn fine explanation for why he did so little in the years it took me to confront him.

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u/megasean3000 Switch Oct 20 '21

He saved Dovahkiin from execution. He can’t be all that bad, right?

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u/ImAOneTrackLover PC Oct 21 '21

He approved the path to his own death, knowing his purpose was monstrous. If only all who fell to darkness could find such restraint.

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u/Cutsdeep- Oct 21 '21

ha, played through skyrim on my xbox360 after i hurt my back real bad, essentially 5-6 weeks immobile. Got to alduin, but went off for a couple weeks or so just working through side quests. as i was almost better enough to get back to work, i made the decision to finish the story and close the whole amazing chapter. got up ready the next day super stoked ...and my xbox had red ringed.

he's still waiting.

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u/xen0_1 Oct 21 '21

I'm on my 1st playthrough on the 360 but I can't seem to get the game to stop freezing/locking up during certain story missions, so looks like he's gonna be waiting a while.

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u/mymeatpuppets Oct 21 '21

Based on the Good Guy Greg memes from approximately three thousand years ago...I was there...

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u/Xylosoxidans Oct 21 '21

I owned this game for 7 years before I even knew who Alduin was.
I'm not exaggerating.

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u/Partynextweeknd305 Oct 21 '21

This thread is literally the first time I’ve learned of him and I’ve had Skyrim since 2014

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u/_1_4 Oct 21 '21

I spent at least 2 years causing the extinction of wolves, genociding bandits, and grave robbing some forgotten nords before I discovered Solstheim.

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u/Xylosoxidans Oct 21 '21

Lol nice
Playing Skyrim the way our lord intended

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u/TurboAssCumDetonator Oct 21 '21

Not only that but he saves your life in Helgen

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u/ShadowTown0407 Oct 21 '21

And wait he did

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u/SenseiRP Oct 21 '21

Alduin did nothing wrong

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u/Comander_K33N Oct 21 '21

This is so great. I enjoy most games stoned…but I REALLY enjoy Skyrim stoned lol.

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u/FindMeOnSSBotanyBay Oct 21 '21

I mean…. That’s just more time for him to consume souls in Sovngarde so really you’re doing him a favor.

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u/MahaHaro Oct 21 '21

"I got a GUN"

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u/InsydeOwt Oct 21 '21

"Oh sup bro. You ready? I see you're level 119. Thats dope bro. So. Yeah. Just wack me a few times with your overpowered sword a few times. I'll fall down. You're the hero. Just lemme finish this J real quick."

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u/BloodiedBlues Oct 21 '21

He doesn’t just wait! He raises dragons from the dead that you can fight so you can use their souls for your shouts.

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u/greatatdrinking Oct 21 '21

to scale that's gotta be a 15 ft joint. I was wondering how those priests occupied themselves

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u/Lordmagyk Oct 21 '21

why are the upvotes in numbers and not 4.6k

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u/SilentBlade45 Oct 21 '21

Kinda like the meteor in FF7 I wanna destroy this planet but I’ll let that blonde guy get a gold chocobo first.

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u/damdam100 Oct 21 '21

What is this 2011 9gag post lol

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u/_SirCumference_ Oct 21 '21

the most honorable villain in gaming history is Rubricante) from FF4.

Even when his allies put you through hell before fighting him he would heal you to make sure he fought you in a fair fight.....

always stuck with me :P

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u/SkylerModder Oct 21 '21

Mod author here: This actually has me considering creating a mod to have him randomly attack instead of or alongside the various random dragon encounters. Anyone aware if such a mod exists already, or no?

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u/l0u1s11 Oct 21 '21

While I have the entire land of Skyrim to explore so does he

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u/wetfootmammal Oct 21 '21

I have played hundreds of hours in skyrim and have never bothered completing the main quest. Still a great game.

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u/Dirk_Bogart Oct 21 '21

If he were really that good he'd give me a puff of that fatass spliff

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u/HeartlessAtAFuneral Oct 21 '21

I like to think dragons are so arrogant that he allowed this so he could have a more interesting opponent and truly crush the morale of mortals if he wins.

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u/Philosopher_3 Oct 21 '21

you have to be at least level 85 before fighting him.

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u/Better_Permit1449 Oct 21 '21

I been waiting and waiting but he keeps putting baskets on people’s head and then steals all their cheese!

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u/Nadodan Oct 21 '21

I think as soon as it’s revealed you exist Alduin is like “Fuck I could actually die,” so he starts sending hit dragons after you that have the bad habit of not coming back. So he’s like, I’ll just avoid this dude no reason to get involved, until you kill one of his followers right after regen and speaking to Paarthanax. Then he’s got to step in and tries to merk you on High Hrothgar and gets his ass kicked so decides “Fuck it, I’ll head to Sovangarde and eat my fill there,” thinking there’s no way you could get there since the only entrance requires a dragon to get to. Of course we know how that ends, basically Alduin probably didn’t expect his dad to drop in a new dragon born. So when it turns out you exist he’s mostly just trying to avoid that soul suck

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u/nightfall771 Oct 21 '21

Hahaha, this is a cool joke

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u/DKlep25 Oct 20 '21

So patient

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u/NauticalWhisky Oct 20 '21

Why wait, it's not like the game rolls credits & makes you revert to a previous save.

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u/WolfWhiteFire Oct 21 '21

Personally, the main quest just isn't engaging or rewarding enough to go far into it before going to do other stuff.

I could follow the main quest line and get a shout to make dragons land or clear the skies, or I can go do Dawnguard and get a summonable horse, a dragon summon shout, an alternative to werewolf that I like more, a great ring that outclasses anything I could enchant without restoration or fortify enchantment/alchemy looping, more specifically that increases your base Magicka Regen by two thirds, the only item in the entire game that affects your base Magicka Regen and which stacks multiplicatively with standard Magicka Regen enhancements, multiple unique spells, and more.

Or I could go do the Dragonborn DLC, explore a new area, get new spells, get a shout to tame dragons and another dragon summon shout, a bunch of permanent boons from the black books, and so on.

It just feels like while the main quest line isn't bad, you get more cool stuff from the two DLC questlines, and even before those existed there is the Companions and it's unique reward, Dark Brotherhood and an immortal horse, pretty great before Arvak existed, or a variety of other neat stuff to go after or follow the other questlines for. Besides that, the antagonists of the other questlines, DLC or otherwise, and the stories in general, are a lot more personal than Alduin is.

Plus, the other questlines and so on don't seem to involve as much of going through the same ole same ole more crypts full of draughr.

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u/Complete_Entry Oct 21 '21

He even holds his gang back until you turn in the dragon rock. Just leave Bleak Falls Barrow alone like Hadvar warned you.

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u/drk2399 Oct 21 '21

Super anti-climatic for me lol. When I FINALLY got around to fighting him, defeated him in like 3 hits. Still was incredibly fun, have fond memories of staying up all night and day on 11/11 playing it.

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u/MishrasWorkshop Oct 21 '21

I'm confused, isn't that the case with almost every villain in video games?

Like, villains usually don't come and fight you, you have to go fight them. As such, for most games, you decide whether you want to do sidequests or go for main scenario.

So I'm not sure what's so special about him.

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u/WolfWhiteFire Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

To be fair, they usually at least try to kill you on a semi-regular basis and you may have at least a few interactions with them besides just fighting, even if it is just them gloating. Alduin just resurrects dragons who aren't any more inclined to kill you than anyone else, and you don't exactly interact with him much. I don't even remember his actual motivation for wanting to eat the world for some reason, assuming the game even gave us one, at least you have some idea why they are doing what they are doing for most other antagonists.

But yeah, nearly every antagonist just waits for you as long as it takes.

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u/Ryzanix Oct 21 '21

...is that...a joint in his mouth?

and why...WHY are we still talking about Skryim!

WHYYYYYYYYYYY

WRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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u/jjmac Oct 21 '21

Yeah but if you start fighting him he auto saves you. If you're not ready and don't have a recent backup - you're toast

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u/gloomylumi Oct 21 '21

Despite playing the game on and off since release when i was 15 till now, putting hundreds of hours into modded skyrim and doing sidequests ive STILL never completed the main quest. But I'll sure as hell go to the college of winterhold for the 14th time, apparently.

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u/WolfWhiteFire Oct 21 '21

I think I completed it once. The DLC quests and just the general faction side quests on the other hand...

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u/Yen_Snipest Oct 21 '21

Senile Scribbles when he goes to meet the dawnguard haha.

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u/Healzya Oct 21 '21

He is gonna be waiting forever because I never finish the main quest. New character always comes first.

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u/BalthazarBulldozer Oct 21 '21

And does not forget to die with one hit.

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u/MrZombieTheIV Oct 21 '21

Waited for his ASSWHOOOPIN', is what he did.

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u/Intelligent_River39 Oct 21 '21

Yeah... I don't think dragons smoke (I mean, they SMOKE, but not 'smoke' smoke).

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u/usetheforcekidden77 Oct 21 '21

That's friggin' hilarious

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u/zoro_the_copy_ninja Oct 21 '21

Alduin is eternal and his dad is the embodiment of time. What difference does a few years or decades make to him? Nobody else is gonna eat the world before he does.

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u/nicolao_merlao Oct 21 '21

I always thought it would be cool to have a mode available that has a stricter timeline for the main quest, and if you miss certain things the story changes.

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u/Smoko_ono Oct 21 '21

Dont forget he saves your head from being detached, so is he REAAALLY such a bad guy??

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u/max9758 Oct 21 '21

just to turn around and make u reload the same save 2000000 times because he doesn't appear in the flashback

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u/PDXBlueDogWizard Oct 21 '21

While you were picking flowers and catching butterflies, the draugr were training, and Alduin was eating souls.

etc etc etc

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u/IAmFireAndFireIsMe Oct 21 '21

I do kind of wish he leveled up as you did. Considering he's meant to be basically a "god" you'd think he would at least put up a fight.

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u/Red_Lizzard Oct 21 '21

He isn't waiting, he is increasing his fighting skills, instead of cooking, alchemy and other shit.

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u/ota401 Oct 21 '21

Name one game where the main boss finds you in the game instead of having to follow a storyline to get there. Like what?

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u/nurpleclamps Oct 21 '21

I got to him in like 3 hours and it kind of made me mad the main quest is such a nothing afterthought of a quest.

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u/Twayblade17 Oct 21 '21

I've played alot of skyrim, who is this dragon xD

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u/IforgotwhatIwasdoing Oct 21 '21

You've played a lot of sidequests.