Character creation is a key mechanic in many popular RPGs, but sometimes the results can be quite surprising, as this Skyrim gamer discovered.
One of the things that makes role-playing games so popular among fans is the fact that players can customize their characters to their liking, and titles that allow for such creative thinking often have quite in-depth mechanics and features, such that just creating an avatar can be time consuming. As a recent example, Elden Ring’s character creation is quite advanced, with fans making all sorts of people and really pushing the envelope. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is another game that allows for a single protagonist, but sometimes they can even surprise the players themselves.
In a recent article on the Skyrim Subreddit user VjornAllensson discovered that by using the game’s face sculptor, known as Galathil, to remove their character’s beard, they saw that they weren’t fantasy characters. ordinary. For some reason, probably due to the early moments of the game when they started their character, they look a lot like none other than Hollywood actor John Travolta.
It’s fun in so many ways. Not only did the player not realize, until he removed the facial hair, that he had accidentally created the movie star, but it also fits with the famous actor’s current status within the community. While John Travolta is famous for his roles in pulp Fiction, Front/Offand Fat, he’s become something of a meme over the years, especially in the animated gifs of him looking around in a confused way. This discovery by Skyrim player adds to this idea that Travolta is more than just a comedian. He definitely looks like him, especially in the later stages, in which he is bald.
Given that VjornAllensson didn’t seem to realize what they had done at first when their avatar was created, it kind of shows the kind of characters that Skyrim fans can do. Players can spend hours tinkering with the options, and given that this main character had a beard in the beginning, it was unlikely the user wanted this outcome.
For those unaware, Galathil is a Bosmer located at Ragged Flagon in Riften. Players can pay them 1,000 gold to change their appearance. Although some choose not to, deciding instead to live with the character they’ve created throughout the game, it does suggest that there may be other hidden celebrities posing as Ancient Scrolls adventurers that others might dig up at some point.
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is now available for PC, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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