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I guess you'd need to either make a new Argonian or have one as the Dragonborn.
Kharjo has a gambling problem which has potential to be longterm problem as he battles that. Plus it could be the catalyst of other quests.
Oh, there has to be a Khajiit all right, but Kharjo doesn't strike me as having much long-term storytelling potential. Pretty standard knight type. J'zargo strikes me as being more interesting since scoundrel type characters are always fascinating, and a scoundrel wizard is rare enough to come off as refreshing. At the very least, he'd make a useful recurring character.
I'm not so sure about Argonians. Sure, you would need to have them, but there isn't nearly as much love for lizards as their is for cats, and the only truly interesting Argonian character is Beem-Ja and he turns out to be a rat bastard.
KHARJO. My Khajit constant companion. I can totally see my Dragonborn Sarajahn and him being best friends.
The chap you pick up clearing out his family tomb could be interesting, and he can join the Blades
RAYYA. You have to love a dual Scimtar wielding redguard female housecarl.
AVENTUS ARETINO: At some point, you'd have to have a character that clearly and utterly states "This is Skyrim!". A child who collects body parts for the sake of contacting the Dark Brotherhood to kill that hag at the orphanage states exactly that. It's also a good lead-in to the Dark Brotherhood, and there is long term "redemption" potential.
YSOLDA: Is she really all that special? Not really, but she makes a decent lead-in to the Thieves Guild , and her struggle to rise from lowly streetrat to respected merchant is the kind of story most people can appreciate, plus it appeals to the girl power crowd.
THE DRAGONBORN: Has to be perfectly relatable to every other character, so I don't think I could pick just one Skyrim character to be the Dragonborn. It would have to be a
LYDIA: You have to have Lydia! I don't know how she became an official symbol of girl power, but you've got to have her. I'd probably kill her off towards the end of the first season because she really isn't all that interesting, but at least I could say we had her.
MJOLL THE LIONESS: Takes Lydia's spot and is way more interesting.
TALSGAR THE WANDERER: So why would I find some random spawning NPC interesting? Well, scoundrel types are always interesting, and a wandering bard who purposely throws himself into adventure just so he could improve his storytelling abilities strikes me as a little more interesting than most bards. A courageous scoundrel? Who would have thunk it? He is also older, and you always want the wise teacher type around.
BARBAS: A talking dog with a Brooklyn accent and a lead-in to the Daedra while maintaing steady contact with that universe merely by having his presence among the cast. What isn't there to love about a character like that?
So I was thinking the other day...Skyrim has so many stories to tell. If it were a TV series, you could run it for a pretty long time with new stories to tell every day based on quests within the game.
Then I got to thinking about characters. Not necessarily appearing from day one, mind you, but at some point. I generally focused on the most interesting characters, but there are the odd fanservice characters: