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[Blood Scion] Mantis leg lore?

What's the lore behind the blood scion's mantis legs sticking out the back?
  • Vevvev
    I think you mean Vampire Lord? Blood Scion has no mantis legs or wings.

    When the devs were making the Vampire Lord from in Skyrim they took inspiration from Marcus in the Underworld series because he looked really cool. The "wings" completed the vampire look since vampires are often associated with bats and it kind of stuck. So when the Vampire Lord was introduced in the Dawnguard DLC the wings fit thematically with the form, and also set them apart from the Gargoyles. The ability to hover meant the wings didn't have to be true wings, and the inclusion of spikes on the ends also made them look like a force to be reckoned with.

    So to answer your question the lore kind of just wrote itself. It just "Is" and has become what people think of when you mention the Vampire Lord form from Skyrim. It ties that bat like theme vampires are often associated with and makes them look more intimidating than they otherwise would have.
    Edited by Vevvev on May 16, 2020 4:10AM
    PC NA - Ceyanna Ashton - Breton Vampire MagDK
    I dont know about 'mantis' legs, but a quick blood scion search through google images shows a side by side comparison of the vampire lord, blood scion and. . . Molag bal.

    The vampire lord came first in skyrim naturally, but being that they come from molag bal its hard not to assume Bal's design was informed by the vamp lord and in turn the blood scion design was influenced by Bal and the vamp lord.
  • RaddlemanNumber7
    The Greek god Pan -> Molag Bal -> Vampires
    PC EU
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