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[–] Czarpineapple 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Wow what a rad graph

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[–] Shapeshifter 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Rad, but two mistakes in my opinion:

Khajiits are supposed to be Bedouins.

Redguards are supposed to be something rather more central African, obviously, not from Asia Minor.

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[–] professionaldoctor 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Khajiits are supposed to be Bedouins, [not Gypsies]

If that's true then why do they keep stealing everybody's stuff

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[–] didntsayeeeee 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Some races have multiple inspirations. Red guards are black people but have a vaguely Middle Eastern culture. Khajits definitely have some gypsy influences.

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[–] SaintAloysius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't know much about the Redguards, but they might be the Songhai.

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[–] kjaya [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Isn't it? I'm such an alt-oholic when it comes to RPGs that I end up just creating one of each race and playing them exactly like this.

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[–] Czarpineapple 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I normally just stick with who I started my first game as, a their build of an Khajiit

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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I was fully expecting that the last entry on the chart would be Khajiit, and it would just say it's like a picture of a housecat.

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[–] kjaya [S] 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

"Nords are like Nords"

End of discussion

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[–] NewtAgain 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Norse is the term you are looking for.

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[–] forty-bot 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"Bretons are like Celts"

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[–] Fuckable 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I was highly disappointed this was not the case.

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[–] professionaldoctor 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Further proof that Nords are literally master race

Khajiit raus

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[–] TH0UGHTP0LICE 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Except Ulfric Stormcloak was sent into Skyrim by the Thalmor to destabilize it and the Empire. The leader of the Nords is a Thalmor crony.

Imperial master race, snowback

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[–] professionaldoctor 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Wow what is this, infowars.com?

Go back to your hut, Imperial peasant, you're missing the latest Alex Jones broadcast M'aiq the Liar appearance

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[–] kjaya [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Alle raus.

They even try to kick out the Forsworn. Damn Nords, ruining Nord land by being so... Nord-like.

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[–] Lilgreen13 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Are you not a true son of Skyrim?!

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[–] Yllos 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My Ancestors are smiling at me, Imperial. Can you say the same?

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[–] Oni_Kami 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What I love is how even the Orsimer's architecture is like that of the Mongols.

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[–] kjaya [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Especially the Orcish helmet in Skyrim - the tail of horse hair at the top just makes it.

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[–] SirWompalot 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I've always wondered about the inspiration for these races. Great find!

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[–] kjaya [S] 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

It's not "technically" the dev's inspiration, right under the title of the pic you can see a little asterisk denoting, "as determined by /v/"

But it makes enough sense to me anyway.

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[–] Terkala 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This whole chart is just pulled out of someone's ass and presented as if they had authority on it.

Ask the creators what inspired the Elder Scrolls races.

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[–] kjaya [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Well of course it is.

But it's nice to see fan contributions and theories, isn't it?

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[–] TheOneAndOnlyCrumpet 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Woodelfs all the way! We're a very reserved race.

Although I'm British, so I'm fond of the Imperials imperialistic tendencies.

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[–] Lilgreen13 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hell yeah. Bosmer represent. I play mine as an archer assassin/thief. Straight outta Valenwood!

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[–] kjaya [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I remember trying to play one as a Light Armor/Two-Handed berserker in Morrowind.

Worked out about as well as expected...

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[–] kjaya [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Bosmer's where it's at, man! My go-to race every time.

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[–] professionaldoctor 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The first time I played an Elder Scrolls game I made a Bosmer thief

Then I realized I was a midget and made a new char

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[–] kjaya [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Maybe early British empire? It's not really clearly defined, is it?

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