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Race Stereoyotypes

  • March 5, 2017 1:56 PM EST

    Hello, people of the Vault! I was just wondering, because we all do it, no-matter whether we realise it or not, have stereyotypical ideas. I was just wondering what your stereotype class for each race is, e.g High Elf = Mage.

    I think:

     

    Orc: Beserker

    Imperial: One-Handed Warrior

    Altmer: Pure Mage

    Breton: Battlemage

    Bosmer: Archer (an obvious one)

    Dark Elf: Nightblade

    Argonian: Assassin

    Khajiit: Assassin (daggers/unarmed)

    Redguard:Dual-Wielding soldier

    Nord: Light-Armor, Two-handed warrior

     

    This may be kind of random, but I think it would be interesting to see what you think all the same.

     

    • 112 posts
    March 5, 2017 2:01 PM EST

    All Dunmer are racist is a bit of a stereotype. Only a s'wit-headed scale-back N'wah would have you believe otherwise!

    • 121 posts
    March 5, 2017 2:34 PM EST

    Here are what I'd consider the 'typicals' of each race. Note that I actually don't like to generalize the races like this, but I figure it's a good excercise. Also, you may notice my classes are a bit unorthodox, but that's generaly how I see 'em. So...

     

    -Argonian: Assassin/Healer (Male+Female): Lizard people who are actually usually friendly. Just don't try and enslave them, or otherwise piss them off.

    -Breton: Witchunter/Knight (Male), Witchunter (Female): The typical fantasy race, full of politics and intrigue. And also innuendos.

    -Dark Elf: Spellsword/Assassin (Male), Nightblade/Assassin (Female): Pretty aloof and distant, however they do value family a lot.

    -High Elf: Mage (Male+Female): They can be real bastards, but they're usually pretty smart.

    -Imperial: Knight/Pilgrim (Male), Knight/Battlemage (Female): Great politicians and decent warriors, if a bit full of themselves.

    -Khajiit: Acrobat/Monk (Male+Female): Fun-loving cat people with an alarming affinity for theft and skooma.

    -Nord: Barbarian (Male), Bard/Warrior (Female): Hardcore people who live in the snow and drink way too much.

    -Orc: Warrior (Male+Female): Clannish and brutal, but they do have a lot of depth to them.

    -Redguard: Spellsword/Knight (Male), Rogue/Knight (Female): Desert people who *really* love their blades.

    -Wood Elf: Thief/Archer (Male+Female): Pretty smart as well, though they love their tricks and pranks.

    • 526 posts
    March 5, 2017 3:31 PM EST

    Nords are xenophobic apes that will never advance as long as they cling to their "old ways" and the Dunmer are somehow even worse. Altmer are only superior to the other races in their grandiose self-image and perceived right to tell others what to do. Bosmer are tree-hugging, cannibalisitc trolls that get high and play target practice all day. And speaking of drugs, the Khajiit. Elsweyr is a giant litterbox filled with drugs and illegally-obtained goods and the Khajiit basically just drag their stink into the rest of the world. Know what else stinks? Orcs. Big green pigs so stuck in the dark ages that they still kill their own family for authority and answer to a god whose central tenet is "STRENGTH GOOD. WEAK BAD. SMAAAASH." Redguards prance around in skirts and twirl swords, Bretons are the bastard offspring of mer and man and somehow still more boring than any other race, Argonains are swamp-dwelling, hist-sucking missteps of evolution, and Imperials are Roman bureaucrat gods amongst men who show what it means to be properly civilized. 

     

    • 57 posts
    March 5, 2017 5:04 PM EST

    I would probably say:

    Nord: Berserker, due to their light armor and heavy weapon focus. Culture too, now that I think about it.

    Dunmer: Nightblade, with their focus on magic, alchemy, sneak, and light armor.

    Altmer: Pure Mage. They get nothing but mage perks.

    Breton: Cleric or Warlock. More gifted as a subtle sort of mage than an Altmer, but lacking in the Altmer's raw power.

    Imperial: Spellblade, definitely. They're a mix between heavy fighter and caster based on their stats, and they're a practical enough race that diversifying their skill set would suit them well.

    Bosmer: Rangers. Their talent for sneaking, sniping, and alchemy makes them uniquely suited to raining damage down on opponents from a safe location.

    Redguard: Redguards would actually make excellent Witchhunters with their overall combat and magical abilities. One of my favorite races to play.

    Argonians: Thieves. Their skills are tailor-made for being able to sneak into someplace and escape when things get nasty.

    Khajiit: Definitely Assassins and traders. More 'Rogue' than truly evil, though.

    Orismer: The heavily armored warrior to the Nord's berserker, Orcs are as talented in smithing and enchanting as they are in combat, which makes them fantastically deadly to face on the battlefield. I'm honestly surprised Nords don't have more respect for Orcs. They have a lot of things in common, once you strip away the Skandanavian good looks and the tusks. 

     

     

     

    • 805 posts
    March 5, 2017 5:14 PM EST

    Orc: I see Orcs as pure defensive warriors rather than anything offensive

    Imperial: A stereotypical Imperials is a Defensive Battlemages focusing more on melee but using Restoration a fair amount.

    Altmer: Pure Offensive Mage, based on using lots of spells really quickly

    Breton: Lame, can't compliment them at all

    Bosmer: Stealth Archers, which is definitely different than a normal archer

    Dark Elf: I suppose I see them more as the true Jack-of-all-Trades. They're usually known for Archery, Weapons (Blade or Short Blade) and Destruction magic so I guess an offensive class as a base. I dunno, Dunmer for me are one of the Races that have changed around the most and offer the most different stereotypes.

    Argonian: Eh... I'm still stuck on Spear Argonians from Morrowind so...

    Khajiit: Thieves, usually non-combative ones, just plain old thieves.

    Redguard - Hmm, well really as long as they've got a blade as a Swordsman it fits my stereotype.

    Nord: Barbarian, they've got the fur and the big weapons which is all they need to kill things dead.

    • 384 posts
    March 5, 2017 6:09 PM EST

    Stereotypes? Well, well well... *rolls up sleeves*

    I'll answer this in the 'How many [insert race here] does it take to screw in a lightbulb?' format (prepare to be offended):

     

    How many Altmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • One--the Altmer simply hold up the bulb and let Nirn revolve around them.

    How many Nords does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Doesn't matter--they'll always be too drunk to get it done.

    How many Bosmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Inconclusive--no Bosmer will touch an incandescent or CFL bulb, and LED's don't give off a natural enough light...

    How many Orcs does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Orcs can't screw in a lightbulb--they keep trying to screw them in with a hammer.

    How many Imperials does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • 5,501--the emperor tells the bulb it's screwed, then sends the legion in to make sure it is.

    How many Redguards does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Three--one to screw it in, and two to teach it how to wield a sword.

    How many Dunmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • None--they're called dark elves for a reason, brainiac!

    How many Khajiit does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • No one knows--they keep stealing the bulbs.

    How many Argonians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Two--one to screw it in and distract it while the other sneaks up behind and slits its throat.

    How many Bretons does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Hmmmm. That one's a bit tricky--to get a Breton to screw in a lightbulb you first have to get an Aldmer and a Nede to do that to each other.

     

    Sorry... it seemed like a funny idea at the time. Please let me know if I skipped any ;D


    This post was edited by ShinJin at March 5, 2017 6:11 PM EST
    • 526 posts
    March 5, 2017 6:14 PM EST

    ShinJin said:

    Stereotypes? Well, well well... *rolls up sleeves*

    I'll answer this in the 'How many [insert race here] does it take to screw in a lightbulb?' format (prepare to be offended):

     

    How many Altmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • One--the Altmer simply hold up the bulb and let Nirn revolve around them.

    How many Nords does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Doesn't matter--they'll always be too drunk to get it done.

    How many Bosmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Inconclusive--no Bosmer will touch an incandescent or CFL bulb, and LED's don't give off a natural enough light...

    How many Orcs does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Orcs can't screw in a lightbulb--they keep trying to screw them in with a hammer.

    How many Imperials does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • 5,501--the emperor tells the bulb it's screwed, then sends the legion in to make sure it is.

    How many Redguards does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Three--one to screw it in, and two to teach it how to wield a sword.

    How many Dunmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • None--they're called dark elves for a reason, brainiac!

    How many Khajiit does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • No one knows--they keep stealing the bulbs.

    How many Argonians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Two--one to screw it in and distract it while the other sneaks up behind and slits its throat.

    How many Bretons does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Hmmmm. That one's a bit tricky--to get a Breton to screw in a lightbulb you first have to get an Aldmer and a Nede to do that to each other.

     

    Sorry... it seemed like a funny idea at the time. Please let me know if I skipped any ;D

    You win. Comedy gold. 

    /thread

  • March 6, 2017 5:23 AM EST

    ShinJin said:

    Stereotypes? Well, well well... *rolls up sleeves*

    I'll answer this in the 'How many [insert race here] does it take to screw in a lightbulb?' format (prepare to be offended):

     

    How many Altmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • One--the Altmer simply hold up the bulb and let Nirn revolve around them.

    How many Nords does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Doesn't matter--they'll always be too drunk to get it done.

    How many Bosmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Inconclusive--no Bosmer will touch an incandescent or CFL bulb, and LED's don't give off a natural enough light...

    How many Orcs does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Orcs can't screw in a lightbulb--they keep trying to screw them in with a hammer.

    How many Imperials does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • 5,501--the emperor tells the bulb it's screwed, then sends the legion in to make sure it is.

    How many Redguards does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Three--one to screw it in, and two to teach it how to wield a sword.

    How many Dunmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • None--they're called dark elves for a reason, brainiac!

    How many Khajiit does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • No one knows--they keep stealing the bulbs.

    How many Argonians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Two--one to screw it in and distract it while the other sneaks up behind and slits its throat.

    How many Bretons does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Hmmmm. That one's a bit tricky--to get a Breton to screw in a lightbulb you first have to get an Aldmer and a Nede to do that to each other.

     

    Sorry... it seemed like a funny idea at the time. Please let me know if I skipped any ;D

     

    I laughed MUCH MUCH MUCH more than I should have. Oh my god Shinj :D

    • 112 posts
    March 6, 2017 6:13 AM EST

    ShinJin said:

    Stereotypes? Well, well well... *rolls up sleeves*

    I'll answer this in the 'How many [insert race here] does it take to screw in a lightbulb?' format (prepare to be offended):

     

    How many Altmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • One--the Altmer simply hold up the bulb and let Nirn revolve around them.

    How many Nords does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Doesn't matter--they'll always be too drunk to get it done.

    How many Bosmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Inconclusive--no Bosmer will touch an incandescent or CFL bulb, and LED's don't give off a natural enough light...

    How many Orcs does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Orcs can't screw in a lightbulb--they keep trying to screw them in with a hammer.

    How many Imperials does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • 5,501--the emperor tells the bulb it's screwed, then sends the legion in to make sure it is.

    How many Redguards does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Three--one to screw it in, and two to teach it how to wield a sword.

    How many Dunmer does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • None--they're called dark elves for a reason, brainiac!

    How many Khajiit does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • No one knows--they keep stealing the bulbs.

    How many Argonians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Two--one to screw it in and distract it while the other sneaks up behind and slits its throat.

    How many Bretons does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • Hmmmm. That one's a bit tricky--to get a Breton to screw in a lightbulb you first have to get an Aldmer and a Nede to do that to each other.

     

    Sorry... it seemed like a funny idea at the time. Please let me know if I skipped any ;D

    The most accurate comment on the thread.

    • 384 posts
    March 6, 2017 10:11 PM EST

    Thanks, all... I was afraid I went too far for a couple of those xD

    • 296 posts
    March 8, 2017 12:01 PM EST

    ShinJin said:

     

    How many Khajiit does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

      • No one knows--they keep stealing the bulbs.

     

    I can't stop laughing dude!

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    • 512 posts
    March 8, 2017 12:15 PM EST

    Orc: Imbeciles

    Imperial: Pussies

    Altmer: Nazis

    Breton: Badasses

    Bosmer: Pussies

    Dark Elf: Pussies

    Argonian: Dumbasses

    Khajiit: Dumbasses

    Redguard:Dual- Coolasses

    Nord: Freedom bitches

    • 373 posts
    March 8, 2017 12:37 PM EST

    Gonna steal RogueSilver's format.

    Orc: Tradition-based Warriors

    Imperial: Diplomats and Knights

    Altmer: Superior Beings and Wizards

    Breton: Cultists and Rapists

    Bosmer: Outlandish Freaks

    Dark Elf: Crazy, Pouty Wizards

    Argonian: Dumbasses

    Khajiit: Smarter Dumbasses

    Redguard: Swordsmen

    Nord: Powerful Warriors

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    • 512 posts
    March 8, 2017 12:39 PM EST

    Gollum said:

    Gonna steal RogueSilver's format.

    Orc: Tradition-based Warriors

    Imperial: Diplomats and Knights

    Altmer: Superior Beings and Wizards

    Breton: Cultists and Rapists

    Bosmer: Outlandish Freaks

    Dark Elf: Crazy, Pouty Wizards

    Argonian: Dumbasses

    Khajiit: Smarter Dumbasses

    Redguard: Swordsmen

    Nord: Powerful Warriors

    You have my permission as long as you pay royalties to my own custom format.