Aug 25 2011

A Gallery That Proves Character Creation in Skyrim Doesn’t Suck

Published by at 10:00 am under Images,Video Games

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For as much as I loved Oblivion, one of its strong suits was admittedly not its character creator. It was easy to make something that looks like the unholy spawn of the deformed devil, but it was way harder to make a hero that looked like halfway normal human being. Most of the time I just said screw it and went with a tiger head that was impossible to screw up.

Well Bethesda is trying to change that perception by released a series of new images that show just how diverse the new character creator can be in Skyrim. They have pages of intricately designed faces for each race in the game, meant to show that you have a wide range of options when it comes to molding your hero’s visage. We have the Nords above (my race of choice in the original), but all the other races are below with similar mockup. How many horns do you want on your Argonian? Two? Four? Six? Here, have a dozen.

Now, do they have different body types, or are they still sticking lizard and animal heads on plain old human bodies? I know, I know, never satisfied.



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High Elves

Wood Elves





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16 Responses to “A Gallery That Proves Character Creation in Skyrim Doesn’t Suck”

  1. Eli Diotaon 25 Aug 2011 at 10:29 am

    The feline people are way better.

  2. C,Burtonon 25 Aug 2011 at 12:00 pm

    And the orcs are kinda pretty yet hard looking enough to fit their tough persona.

  3. bartmanon 25 Aug 2011 at 12:01 pm

    haha I saw the argonian horns and immediately thought about Tim the Enchanter

  4. Kristophon 25 Aug 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Not bad, has anyone even selected a female orc..ever?

  5. Andyon 25 Aug 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I usually rock an elf character, but they look like aliens in this.

  6. Anon E. Mooseon 25 Aug 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Wait…no Nords? NORDS? IN SKYRIM? I hope they didn’t release the screens just because they will be way too awesome.

  7. BrockSamsonon 25 Aug 2011 at 7:17 pm


    Umm…the Nords are at the top of the page. You can tell by the filename. It says “Nords.”

  8. Carmeloon 25 Aug 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I just want to know if I can have an orc with an afro?

  9. Pukakoon 26 Aug 2011 at 11:23 pm

    The ‘Merv Hughes’ on the imperial looks awesome!

  10. Kayruulon 10 Sep 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Damn the argonians look awesome!
    Idk i’m tied between making a Argonian, Nord or Orc.

  11. Ambiant11on 10 Nov 2011 at 4:39 am

    (Wait…no Nords? NORDS? IN SKYRIM? I hope they didn’t release the screens just because they will be way too awesome.)

    The Nord race is on the top of the gallery pictures. I also think that the races look better than the ones in Oblivion. But what I wonder the most is if we can mod the game after a long while of playing, my style is “play the game first, then you can mod it”.

  12. Rachelon 10 Nov 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Everyone looks so angry, lol.

    My only real problem with these character models… is it just me, or does it look like the female Khajiit have awkwardly thin necks? The males look ok, but the females… lol. XD

  13. Ninarghon 15 Nov 2011 at 10:02 am

    I concur. The people in Oblivion always looked to simple and doughy-faced. Particularly when you had to use the influence wheel thingy – the expressions the crossed their faces were… horrific.

  14. rozion 29 Dec 2011 at 5:18 am

    can we modify our character’s look after the game started?

  15. Aaronon 11 Sep 2012 at 4:46 am


    My first character was a 2-hander female orc
    and she actually looked da sexay, even the giant bottem teeth wasnt too bad.
    It took me a while to make the face any way desirable though

  16. Davinon 20 Apr 2014 at 7:35 am

    Yes, theres a person in the thieves guild that lets you change your face.

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