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Miraak's Mask's Inspiration?


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Some similarities?

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From "The last Legion" movie. Appears to be some kind of druidical mask.

Also... Miraak's Mask... the name kinda reminds me of Majora's Mask.
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Now that I look at the two, they do seem somewhat similar.
Miraak's mask and Vortgyn/Vortigern's one...

But I doubt they are related or Miraak's mask even loosely inspired by it.
I think the design itself is based on the principle that most of Miraak's possessions and power are from Hermaeus Mora and thus it looks somewhat tentickly...

It also seems to be strongly based on seekers as the mask does look klike the face of one...

Seeker...
[Image: dragonborn-seeker.jpg]

Miraak's Mask...

[Image: Miraakmask.png]

And good Old Hermaeus Mora just for fun... ;D

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The two masks indeed bear some similarities but I doubt that Miraak's mask is based off the other mask shown.

Like Isilmo said, most stuff in Mora's realm has tentacles, even the water does, so it would be a fair assumption that Miraak's mask would bear similarities to nature of the realm in its appearance.


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There are few possibilities:

Herma Mora granted the Mask to Miraak when Miraak became his "Champion".

Miraak looted the mask from the Dragonpriests of Solstheim.

Miraak had it self-made as a symbol of his power.


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(December 20th 2013, 02:50 AM)Nehemia Wrote: There are few possibilities:

Herma Mora granted the Mask to Miraak when Miraak became his "Champion".

Miraak looted the mask from the Dragonpriests of Solstheim.

Miraak had it self-made as a symbol of his power.

I think the first one is the best 'Lore-Friendly' one.


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Miraak was a dragon priest :o


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(December 20th 2013, 02:50 AM)Nehemia Wrote: There are few possibilities:

Herma Mora granted the Mask to Miraak when Miraak became his "Champion".

Miraak looted the mask from the Dragonpriests of Solstheim.

Miraak had it self-made as a symbol of his power.

No.1: Quite likely, Hermaeus Mora may have gifted this mask to his Miraak as his champion and thus the Apocrypha-like look and design.

No.2: Not really. As Ulwe said Miraak was a Dragon Priest of Solstheim and thus he probably had his own mask before and why would another Dragon Priest he supposedly looted it from have a Hermaeus Mora mask? Unless of course we allow the possibility that Miraak despite being an ancient Dragon Priest and First Dragonborn, was not Hermaeus Mora's first such champion. This would mean that it may be a passed down thing from Champion killing Champion. Let's say Hermaeus Mora had another Champion, possibly a Dragon Priest who was bestowed upon said mask/ took it from an even earlier Champion. Then Miraak kills him, becomes new champion and thus has the mask. Then you arrive and kill him, become champion and take the mask...

No.3: Its possible. It could have been made by him or at his request to show his standing as Champion of Hermaeus Mora. Or it could've been his old mask altered by Miraak or Hermaeus Mora to a new design signifying the same.


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Perhaps it is an improvement on Mirak's dragon priest mask?


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(December 24th 2013, 08:31 AM)Isilmo Wrote: Or it could've been his old mask altered by Miraak or Hermaeus Mora to a new design signifying the same.

Oh Yeah! Because that's definitely not what I said in the previous post is it...
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(December 25th 2013, 06:41 PM)Isilmo Wrote:
(December 24th 2013, 08:31 AM)Isilmo Wrote: Or it could've been his old mask altered by Miraak or Hermaeus Mora to a new design signifying the same.

Oh Yeah! Because that's definitely not what I said in the previous post is it...
Sorry, I'm kind of tired and are scanning posts, not reading every word.


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(December 25th 2013, 06:43 PM)RiDo'Ja Wrote:
(December 25th 2013, 06:41 PM)Isilmo Wrote:
(December 24th 2013, 08:31 AM)Isilmo Wrote: Or it could've been his old mask altered by Miraak or Hermaeus Mora to a new design signifying the same.

Oh Yeah! Because that's definitely not what I said in the previous post is it...
Sorry, I'm kind of tired and are scanning posts, not reading every word.

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(December 25th 2013, 06:45 PM)Isilmo Wrote:
(December 25th 2013, 06:43 PM)RiDo'Ja Wrote:
(December 25th 2013, 06:41 PM)Isilmo Wrote:
(December 24th 2013, 08:31 AM)Isilmo Wrote: Or it could've been his old mask altered by Miraak or Hermaeus Mora to a new design signifying the same.

Oh Yeah! Because that's definitely not what I said in the previous post is it...
Sorry, I'm kind of tired and are scanning posts, not reading every word.

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what if that was Miraak's original mask that was altered by hermeaus mora? Devil

or just throw out TES lore and say Cthulhu


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