I Took An Arrow To The Knee, In Real Life

Much has been made of Skyrim's mysterious archer, whose fetish for crippling would-be adventurers in their prime has guaranteed exceptional city guard employment rates. The meme has yet to run its course, with this fan-made film poking fun not only at knee-seeking arrows, but the other odd phrases spoken by the game's indefatigable, if bitter, defenders.

While our adventurer-turned-guard speaks English, those he approaches only know Greek, though my flair for other languages is, well, non-existent, so they could be speaking pretty much anything. Fortunately, subtitles keep us abreast of each encounter, with some of the approached instantly recognising our protagonist's origins. Not surprising, given the fair recreation of the in-game armour he wears.

It can get a little tedious at times, but it's worth it just for the great bystander quotes.

Skyrim arrow in the knee real life [YouTube, via DSO Gaming]


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    I was reading this out loud to my wife until I hit "indefatigable," which completely broke my stride. What kind of a word-sorcery is this?

      It's unwieldy due to its two prefixes.

    I only ever heard the line once in Skyrim (80+ hours). I heard sword to the stomach way more.

      I've got about 30 hours in Skyrim. I've heard sword to the chest once, arrow to the knee five times. "Maybe I'm the Dragonborn" has popped up most frequently.

      I must of heard "is that fur coming from your ears 50 times in my 80+ hours." Only heard arrow to the knee a couple.

    Wtf, look at the description, what's with all the bullsh­it words talking about things that don't matter.
    JUST TELL ME WTF HAPPENED IN THE VIDEO

    Stupid guards. Don't they realise they live in a world with healing potions? Clear those knee injuries right up.

    "I usually kill the guards for the equiptment". Best threat yet.

    OK EVERYBODY!!! Listen to me!!!

    it's =====> I N <========

    IN IN IN IN IN IN

    " I TOOK AN ARROW "IN" THE KNEE"

    not ""TO" the knee. No one ever took an arrow "TO" anything.

    For the most over used meme, it's certainly the most wrongly quoted one. Repeat after me "I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow IN the knee" (don't be tempted to include the word 'but' before "then I took")

    WTF... DR zoidberg took an arrow in the knee ????

    All I hear from guards is "Woah! woah! woah! watch the magic!

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