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Alternative interpretations. Miraak's true plan?

Discussion in 'Dragonborn DLC' started by FullmetalHeart20, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. FullmetalHeart20

    FullmetalHeart20 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about how many holes Miraak's master plan had. Even if he could single handedly conquer Tamriel, how could he expect to trick Mara in his own realm. He's supposed to be smarter than this. Then something occurred to me.
    Assuming you believe the theory that a dovahkiin's soul works the same as a regular dragons, you absorb Miraak's soul. Then you can leave. To Tamriel. On Nirn. So what if taking over the world was just a pretext to lure the only being in existence who can smuggle your soul?
    Miraak creates a weird crisis to get the Dragonborn involved. He gives you the motivation and power to face him in battle. He absorbs three dragons who've been imprisoned together for millennia, and then all of them are absorbed into the compound consciousness that you've been building over the game. Then he has time to pursue numerous methods to gain a corporeal form. The entire plot was a pretense for turning you into a mule for three dragon souls and Miraak.
    What do you guys think?
     
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    FullmetalHeart20 Well-Known Member

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    But the point is that the plan he talked about could've just been a red herring. When you absorb his soul, you take it with you to Nirn. He could know a way to disentangle himself from the dragonborn. If that's the case, his plan's still ongoing.
     
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    XIIGenocide The Scaled Arcanist

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    Thats actually a really cool way at looking at it, certainly made me think.
     
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    Toxius Frost Wolf

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    There was actually cut content that it was implied that it wasn't over. Some of it is at the Trivia section of the wiki.
    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Miraak
     
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    Kohlar the Unkilled Time for some ale

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    If Miraak knows of quantum entanglement, than I have indeed underestimated him.
     
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    Cherry Farfetch'd is judging you!

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    Interesting interpretation. I can imagine the souls of Miraak and the Dovahkiin locked in combat, struggling to control the body they both now inhabit.
     
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    Wildroses Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiosity, what made you decide Miraak's ultimate plan was to conquer all Tamriel? I actually took a completely different view of Miraak's motivations. I decided that his taking over the people of Solstheim's minds to make shrines and killing the Last Dragonborn was all in aid of escaping Apocrypha and resigning from Hermaeus Mora's service, both goals I fully sympathised with.

    Your theory matches nicely with mine. Luring in another Dragonborn with a history of performing heroic rescues and harshly treating those who try to mess with them so they'll smuggle out your soul is a pretty cunning way of escaping Apocrypha and old Hermy. Certainly puts a new light of those: "Nyah-nyah-nah-nyah-nyah" comments he makes when stealing your dragon souls from you.
     

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