Children in Skyrim, mods will grant violent wishes

 

By Posted 8 Nov 2011, 02:00

As most of you are already aware, The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim will introduce children NPCs to the game but your character will not be able to harm them in any way, just like Fallout. However, it looks like fans are taking that as a challenge as one video we’ve seen shows what happens when a player and a rather annoying Skyrim NPC child come to meet for the very first time.

Picture this scenario for a minute: You are tired after a long session on Skyrim after walking many a mile on foot and almost coming within near-death after various encounters with a few inhabitants on the mountains. You come across a church on your travels and upon entry, you notice a child walking around called Nelkir and the first thing he says to you is:

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”Another wanderer, here to lick my father’s boots. Good job.”

You are now posed with two opinions. Option one, compose yourself and brush the hugely sarcastic comment aside and act like a gentleman around the boy, or option two, immediately draw your sword and remind the little snapper who he is dealing with, as Dragonborn licks the boots of nobody.

As you may have guessed, the user in the video below picked option two and proceeded to chase the boy around the church hungry for his blood after his comments. As Bethesda promised though, you’ll find that child NPCs are immune to damage and you won’t be able to harm them in any way – no matter how much they provoke you in game. Worse yet, anyone spectators who see child violence happening will immediately start attacking you, as you see that our hero quickly becomes outnumbered by the locals and within a few seconds you are dead.

We’re guessing that the majority of you would have chosen option two here in this situation nine times out of ten, so are you a little frustrated that you won’t be able to kill children in the game or not? Obviously Bethesda’s actions are clearly understandable in today’s fragile industry as critics look to jump on anything controversial in a flash and it just isn’t worth the hassle for Bethesda if they enabled this.

Having said that, you can bet that someone will eventually go along and create a PC mod solely allowing your character to kill child NPCs if he wishes to. If such an add-on came along, would you download it in an instant? Don’t forget that there’s a video walkthrough guide here if you missed it last time.

Would you have killed the boy in this situation or not?

  • http://twitter.com/dodgebizkit Prof. Danny Dodge

    Lol understandable why not, but would be better to have the choice (maybe like cod, an option to enable adult content). Either way I will just enjoy the game and have no life for atleast a year, if oblivion is anything to go by

  • Virginboy92

    i would just use the fire spell and set the kid on fire regardless of him dying or not, since the new animation for magic is sweet

  • http://profiles.google.com/netherwynd netherwynd

    I’d totally kill the little fucker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000355235454 Noel Soong

    Sure why not, the children in skyrim are creepy buggers. 

  • Roguecraft

    As a assaiin/rogue/thief nothing annoys me more than kid alarms that are kids wandering around houses that call guards and cannot be killed or distracted.
    Normally when i want to steal everything from house and if i get spotted i kill the spotter (like in game mechanics support: last witness killed, bounty removed). As it happens, child alarms can’t be killed. So it’s lose-lose sizuation,

  • Random Person

    I came across this because I ran into exactly the same situation. I want to kill them so badly!!! I will look for this mod every day until I find it. I would make it myself if I could! For now, I satisfy my need for revenge by putting buckets on their heads. 

  • Random Person

    I came across this because I ran into exactly the same situation. I want to kill them so badly!!! I will look for this mod every day until I find it. I would make it myself if I could! For now, I satisfy my need for revenge by putting buckets on their heads. 

  • Snaggle2ths

    Came across that little twerp and never once thought “geee, would be great to be able to take him out”….. just continued on with what I was doing.    If you go out of your way to download a MOD to kill kids – you might just want to make an appointment with a shrink.

  • bobvila

    How is killing adults and grandma not adult content but killing children is? Can someone explain the logic behind that one?

  • Camg98

    I was over at my friends house playing on his ps3 and this situation came up so I chose option two I snuck up on him and back stbed him and it actually killed him