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  • KA87 - December 8, 2012 5:15 a.m.

    They are both mute and let everyone else do the talking for them. They know deep inside that their action speak louder than their words so they don't speak at all. Sidenote, why does Bethseda suck at giving their character a name? Dragonborn and the Carrier (New Vegas). Owh, I am the almighty Carrier and my name will strike fear into the hearts of all who hear my name.
  • IamTheBalance - December 8, 2012 8:28 a.m.

    Because they want YOU to name your character as you see fit for RP purposes.
  • KA87 - December 8, 2012 2:14 p.m.

    Who cares if I named my character Jake or Deathman if everyone is still going to call you Dragonborn. Whats the purpose of giving them the name if no one will use it?
  • Hobogonigal - December 8, 2012 7:31 p.m.

    Because at this point in time, text to speech sounds really bad. Also, nothing wrong with drsgonborn, that's cool, but I see your point with carrier; not the best of names to choose.
  • Stabby_Joe - December 8, 2012 11:59 a.m.

    What's Dovahkinn's skill set, race, gear, level, specialty etc? Hard making custom characters verses scripted.
  • Rub3z - December 10, 2012 10:42 p.m.

    Okay, scrolling down, I think some people are taking the language way too seriously and are actually voting based on who has better headgear. Really, who would win in a fight is much more interesting. Consider!: -Magic. Okay, sure, the Dragonborn obviously has access to some stupidly powerful mystical abilities, including the obvious FUS ROH DAH. But most of these are considering he can even see, much less hit, his target. Are the Dragonborn's stealth capabilities on a level anywhere near Corvo's? Where both mysticism and stealth are concerned, do the Dragonborn's powers extend into the manipulation of time, matter and space as Corvo's do? Corvo, after all, can: -Slow down or completely stop time, allowing him free reign to make maneuvers or use items to his advantage -Friggin' teleport distances up to about 30 meters or so -Take the form of other people or creatures by possessing them -Summon a swarm of rats to devour his opposition (admittedly, the Dragonborn has slain greater beasts) -even claim a kind of Fus Roh Dah equivalent with Windblast. Okay, by comparison to FRD it looks like a particularly forceful fart, but still... it has the power to lift a human off their feet and kill or seriously injure them on impact, so yeah. Let's also not discount equipment. Where armor is concerned, Dohvahkiin obviously has Corvo's getup (badass as it is) beat, what with its magical enchantment and stuff. He'd probably also have him beat in a straight up, face-to-face sword fight, owing to his immense power. Corvo could be very hard to hit, sure, but even assuming Corvo's ability and reflexes with the blade far outmatch anybody's, one hit from the Dragonborn would probably slice him and his sword right in half. And probably set him on fire and inflict both halves of him with a poison status effect, too. However! Even though Dohvahkiin may have Corvo beat where the sword, armor, and shield is concerned, does the Dragonborn have access to any kind of firepower? You could argue that he could have a bow, and a very powerful one at that, but there's no way it could match the accuracy and rate of fire of Corvo's own handheld crossbow (which can also be outfitted with explosive bolts), much less Corvo's own friggin' GUN, which, incidentally, can also be equipped with explosive rounds that could blow a person's limbs right off. It's capable of rapid semi-automatic fire with a four round magazine, and has a very speedy and badass-looking flip-reload. He also has access to other very explosive and dangerous bombs and traps. Combined with his own powers of time manipulation and teleportation, Corvo could have the Dragonborn surrounded by a deluge of explosive and ballistic elements coming at him from all directions, all at once. With a swarm of rats outfitted with razor wire traps for good measure. Now, you could argue that the Dragonborn does have access to some very real and very scary amounts of firepower in the form of powerful destructive spells, but again I argue that it's a case of whether he can see and hit his target with them, which in the case of Corvo is a very, very slim chance. Given that most of these spells in question have a sort of wind-up before they are cast, it would be all to easy for Corvo to react by teleporting safely out of harm's way. But hey, given the ever-changing nature of the Dragonborn depending who the player cares to manifest him as, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe there's something I'm not accounting for. I'm just suggesting... superior maneuverability + time manipulation + fast-firing ballistic weapons + an absurd amount of explosions + the ability to possess your target + the potential for merciless, badass one-hit kill backstabbings via stealth or teleportation = win. The Dragonborn may be able to manifest as a sort of powerful wizard or mystical warrior, but Corvo is a completely silent, sneaky-as-hell, teleporting, time-stopping wizard. With a whole bunch of bombs and a gun. You be the judge.

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