So as you may or may not know Bethesda have announced that they're releasing an HD remake of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This has caused some outrage as people would rather see a remake of Morrowind or Oblivion, that however is not the topic for today, today I'll attempt to make the ultimate Skyrim theory to explain the truth behind all that's happening in Skyrim and what will happen after the game. First things first how did the dragonborn happen to be in such a convenient location as Helgen at the appearance of Alduin and how did our hero come to be a dragonborn? As for the later question how is a dragonborn formed, as you can imagine there are some rather absurd theories out there. (MATURE CONTENT) Now something you need to understand about the dragons is that they don't reproduce in the same way as the animalia kingdom. Dragons are immortals or at least consider themselves to be and to some stretch that is correct. While a dragon can physically die their soul forever lives on, this is how Alduin can resurrect dragons to become exactly as they were prior to their death. Because while their bodies may have decomposed their soul forever remains intact unlike the soul of a mortal. This is also what makes the dragonborn the ultimate dragon slayer, the dovahkin (dragonborn or dragonchild) is able to infuse the souls of the fallen dragons into their own being. Now back to the point, how is a dragonborn formed? I would assume that a dragonborn is formed when a dragon infuses its soul into the soul of a mortal creating a hybrid of sorts. Now the question is, "but Razosh where would the dragon soul be coming from, weren't dragons extinct?" Just wait I'll get to that. First we need to deal with the story of Skyrim, Skyrim has one of the darkest and most depressing endings of any video game I've ever seen. "Wait, what?" You're saying. "Isn't this game the story of a brave mortal who charges into the realm of Sovngarde, slays the world eater and saves the world?" To that I say that's the vanilla experience but if you've played the dragonborn DLC you will know that that's not the case. In the DLC the dovahkin gets assaulted by followers of the first dragonborn Miraak. This takes the dragonborn to the island of Soulsteim where the dragonborn finds out that Miraak has been imprisoned by the deadric lord Hermaeus Mora. You see Miraak once swore to serve the daedric lord and in exchange he was given a shout that would allow him to bend the will of dragons. Miraak a former dragon priest used his newfound powers to rebel against the dragons but found his rebellion to have a short end as the dragons assaulted his seat at Soulsteim and Miraak would certainly have died had not Hermaeus Mora rescued him and granted him and his dragons refugee within the deadric lords realm. This is where the story turns dark, in order to slay Miraak the dragonborn has to make a pact with Hermaeus Mora to learn the power to bend the wills of others in order to succeed in defeating Miraak. After the dragonborn defeats Miraak within the realm of the deadric lord Hermaeus Mora simply lets the dragonborn out into the real world. But wait, why would the deadric lord ever do such a thing, throughout the entire game we learn that Hermaeus Mora has an obsession with dragonborns as he sees them as the ultimate source of power and knowledge. He has spent an immense amount of time protecting Miraak so why would he just let all his work go to waste right before Miraak is able to step into the world of man again and carry out his masters will? (The exact year that the dragons fell is unknown but it is during the late Merethic Era so that means that Miraak hid away for at least 4 254 years. (This is assuming that Miraak was taken to the Deadric realm at the absolute last year of the Merethic Era, although he was probably in there for longer as 4 254 is just the absolute minimum.)) Why would anyone throw away more than 4 thousand years of work? The simple answer is he didn't. Even though it wasn't portrayed crystal clear in the games the dragonborn has made some pact with Hermaeus Mora and promises to always serve him. Don't believe me? First of all we have Hermaeus Mora who says to the dragonborn "Miraak harbored thoughts of rebellion against me, learn from his mistakes and you will continue to be richly rewarded." Furthermore when you return to the Skaal on Soulsteim you are told that the presence of Hermaeus Mora is clear. And even more upon his death Miraak tells Hermaeus Mora "May he be rewarded as I was." Why would all these statements be made unless Hermaeus Mora really had influence over the dragonborn. And most importantly why would he let the dragonborn out of his realm was he not sure that he could control the dragonborn? Still not convinced? Upon meeting Hermaeus Mora for the first time he says "Well done, my champion. Your journey towards enlightenment has finally led you here, to my realm, as I knew it would. And now, I find you here, following in my servant Miraak's footsteps." Lets break down that quote first we have "my champion" as if Hermaeus Mora knows and always has known that the dragonborn would come to serve him. Second "your journey towards enlightenment has finally led you here, to my realm, as I knew it would." Once again he speaks as though this was all an elaborate plan of his not to mention that he says "as I knew it would" which pretty unmistakably means that this indeed always was a plan of the deadric lord. Lastly we have the statement that you now follow in "Miraak's footsteps." Hermaeus Mora clearly reveals not only that this has been his plan all along but that he plans to make the dragonborn into his new servant. But now on to the question I posed in the beginning, how did the dragonborn become a dragonborn? As I said I believe that the soul of the mortal became fused with the soul of a dragon and hence created the dragonborn. But where would the dragonborn have come into contact with a dragons soul prior to the rise of Alduin? Miraak had taken several of his dragons with him into the realm of Hermaeus Mora and here's the big thing he had bent the will on all of them. Deadric lords are believed to have absolute power in within their own realm so Hermaeus Mora would easily have been able to bend the will of the dragons to that of his own. I believe that Hermaeus Mora made a deal with one of the dragons to be free from Miraak and in return become the harbinger of the deadric lord. (For some reason deadric lords don't like to take what they want but to trick people into doing what they want. That's why I'm assuming he made a deal and didn't force the dragon into anything.) After infusing the mortal with the soul of the dragon making the mortal into the dragonborn Hermaeus Mora started setting his plans into actions. It is my belief that after the creation of the dragonborn Hermaeus Mora wanted the dragonborn to grow in power, but how could a dragonborn grow in power when there was no dragons? Simple, you unleash Alduin. "What?" You're asking "how could Hermaeus Mora possibly do that?" Lets take a look at what is said when Alduin is banished. "Hold, Alduin on the Wing! Sister Hawk, grant us your sacred breath to make this contract heard! Begone, World-Eater! By words with older bones than your own we break your perch on this age and send you out! You are banished! Alduin, we shout you out from all our endings unto the last! You are banished!" While the words "we break your perch on this age" does seem to indicate this only being a temporary solution nothing said links this with the return of Miraak, not to mention Miraak was already in the deadric realm when Alduin fell so it seems highly unlikely that he could in any way have affected the outcome. But you might say, maybe this was all a crazy coincidence of ludicrous proportions to which I will point to Arnegeir second in command of the greybeards, he says himself that the appearance of Alduin and a dragonborn at the same time is too much to be a coincidence and this is before Miraak is even added to the equation. What seems more likely, one, that even despite Bethesda outright acknowledging that this is too much to be a coincidence this is still all a crazy stroke of immense luck. Or two, that this was all the elaborate plan of something larger. You might now say "alright I do believe that this is all part of something greater but how do I know that it's truly a deadric lord that's behind all these events and not some other force striding to be rid of all evil?" Well aside from the reasons I've already listed about the events on Soulsteim there is one final thread of information, in the original game you can receive a letter from a friend, these letters will keep coming despite whatever horrible deed you accomplish. You can join the Dark Brotherhood, kill Paarthurnax, assassinate the emperor, steal from children, kill innocents and much, much more and the letters just keep on coming. These letters reveal the locations of word walls where you can learn the secrets of the dragons so only someone with the knowledge of every word wall can send you there. But there's one HUGE thing that can't be overruled and that is the fact that this "friend" always needs to know when you're using shouts. And you can receive a letter about you using a shout in Azura's Star, the deadric realm. Who do we know that collects knowledge, who has acces to the Deadric realm and has followed the dragonborn all along. Only one Hermaeus Mora! This brings me to the final piece of the puzzle, what will happen for the dragonborn in the future? The dragonborn is now under control of one of the most powerful deadric lords in time and whatever Hermaeus Mora has in store for the dragonborn we only know that it can't be good for the world of Tamriel. Who knows maybe the dragonborn will even be the villain of Elder Scrolls VI. This theory has been a blast to put together, so what do you think, is it the most logical solution, is there any flaw in my reasoning and is this a theory you like? Please post your opinion bellow.