The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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You Sha'n't Be Beheaded!
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Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:27am
Aug 7, 2013 @ 11:02pm
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You Sha'n't Be Beheaded!

'''I see!' said the Queen, who has meanwhile been examining the roses. 'Off with their heads!' and the procession moved on, three of the soldiers remaining behind to execute the unfortunate gardeners, who ran to Alice for protection.
'You sha'n't be beheaded!' said Alice, and she put them into a large flower-pot that stood near.''

One of the most frustrating and frankly disturbing things to me in games is when the player character is dismembered in a death scene. In Skyrim, where the character you play is one you spent half an hour creating and days adventuring with, the sight of their head getting effortlessly lopped off by a bandit wielding an iron angers me.

This mod removes the Savage Strike and Devastating Blow perks from every NPC I could find, so we don't have to see what would have happened if Alduin didn't attack Helgen.
Ideally, it removes the rare but frustrating ocurrence of the player dying from getting their head cut off.

I've gotten a few negative comments, but enough positive comments to keep the mod available, so there is a demand for it. I'm not making any statements about decapitation or anything, I'm just trying to help a few people out who might want the ability to customize their experience.

My suggestion is to put this at the bottom of your load order, especially if you have other mods that modify NPCs.

If your head gets lopped off by an NPC I missed, let me know so I can stuff you into a flower pot so to speak.

Another version that removes decapitation in any nonscripted form

Version History:
1.0 - December 20th 2012. First Release
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Karma Carrots Nov 20 @ 6:03pm 
thanks for this mod; i've had it for years through a friend recommendation. any sort of neck death bothers me quite a bit, so it's great that i can prevent this specific one.
AxelVoss Sep 13 @ 4:22pm 
So it's a mod for if you're a complete wuss?
m2nic Dec 13, 2015 @ 10:18am 
Do you think its possible to do this without NPCs losing those perks?
Two-Ton Kid Aug 20, 2015 @ 12:18am 
Maybe I'm in the wrong camp, but I've somehow lost the decapitation deathmove quite naturally, without touching this Mod. It was my favourite move, not because of the decapitation, but the weapon slashing from left to right looks great. Can anyone help?
Devin B. Riddick Jan 25, 2015 @ 9:53am 
Honestly I don't need this mod but I like that people are making such small mods that make such a big impact on the game. I understand why this was made, cause it also pisses me off when this guy does a awesome move and taking my head off. Why the hell are they aloud to do that!!!! But I don't like to get rid of it cause it keeps Skyrim more realistic and a little bit more fair.
Gesspar Jun 13, 2014 @ 9:24am 
THIS IS THE MOD I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR FOR SO LONG!!!! Thank you so much! This is awesome!
JKalenad  [author] Jan 23, 2014 @ 2:56pm 
Yes, it does. I scoured all NPCs for the perks and removed them.
m2nic Jan 23, 2014 @ 8:16am 
Does this mod also remove the perk from reocurring npcs like vampires, bandits, ect?
McAlienToast Dec 21, 2013 @ 1:40am 
DFG|Cheeki Breeki Nov 20, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
OOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU G.O.T TOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IGG0603