Skyrim Giants Based On Bethesda Artist’s Father, Artist Himself Shares Comparison Shots

Skyrim Giants

The Elder Scrolls is home to numerous interesting races, but one of the more striking in the realm of Skyrim are the Giants that are periodically seen walking around. Instinct often compels players from getting too close for fears of being completely flattened, so one may not realize that each of these massive beings are all sporting a somewhat similar face. It turns out that was all by design as a former Bethesda artist has revealed that the Skyrim Giants were based on the appearance of his own father.

Former Bethesda Softworks employee and character artist Jonah Lobe had worked on a number of the developer’s titles, but it wasn’t until Skyrim when he took a big inspiration from his dad’s looks. Revealed on Twitter, Lobe informed Elder Scrolls fans of the resemblance, also alerting that millions of players have technically killed his father in combat. He followed up the post with an actual image of his father, showing off his tall stature. Check it out below:

While Lobe immortalizing his father as a towering Giant is admittedly pretty awesome, the practice of using real-life faces for a video game is not uncommon. While sports titles are obvious adopters of this practice, character-focused games such as RPGs often use the likenesses of real people to make the game seem that much more lifelike. Lobe, likely seeing his dad as a larger-than-life guy, saw fit to emulate that perception by giving the Skyrim Giants a familiar face. Or he could’ve just thought it was funny. Who knows?

What do you think? Is it cool that Lobe forever incorporated his dad’s face on the Giants of Elder Scrolls, or is it kind of weird? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more Bethesda news from recent weeks, check out these next few links:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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