Oblivion:Mehrunes Dagon

Oblivion: Creatures: Giant
Mehrunes Dagon (RefID: 0004A91D)
Location Temple of the One
Species N/A Soul None
Level 100 Type Giant
RefID 0004A91D BaseID 0001E64E
  • 100pts melee
Other Information
Health 1000 Magicka 1000
Respons. 0 Aggress. 50
Faction(s) Mehrunes Dagon faction
Mehrunes Dagon

Mehrunes Dagon is the Daedric Prince of Destruction, Change, Revolution, Energy, and Ambition. He is associated with natural dangers like fire, earthquakes, and floods. He is an especially important deity in Morrowind, where he represents its near-inhospitable terrain as one of the Four Corners of the House of Troubles. In most cultures, though, Dagon is merely a god of bloodshed and betrayal. Dagon's plane of Oblivion is known as the Deadlands. As the name suggests, they are barren wastelands, consisting of blackened isles in a sea of lava. The Dremora, Clannfear and Scamps are among his servants.

For more information, see the main lore article.

In Oblivion, Mehrunes Dagon is the Daedric Prince behind the entire Oblivion Crisis. For most of the main questline Dagon remains behind the scenes; his followers (such as Mankar Camoran and the Mythic Dawn) are more directly responsible for most of the events. However, Dagon does finally appear in person during the quest Light the Dragonfires, where he is the final obstacle preventing Martin Septim from being crowned. Dagon must be avoided (as he cannot be killed) in order to enter the Temple of the One.

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  • He cannot be killed by mortals; the most that can be achieved by attacking him is to stagger him. Attacking him (e.g., using a weapon to physically assault him) will simply result in a short stun to him. This will only be temporary however, and should not be confused with actually damaging him.
  • If the 'kill' console command is used on him, Mehrunes Dagon seems to fall apart and "melt".
  • On Xbox and PS3 it is possible to "kill" him by attacking him with the Wabbajack. Even though his form won't change, his stats will and therefore he can be killed. What will happen to him is the same thing that would happen if you were to use the "kill" command: he will fall apart and melt. This does not change the game's ending in any way.
  • Also, he can be killed while having the Reflect Damage effect on yourself, although it may take a while.
  • If the Mehrunes' Razor official plug-in has been installed, Mehrunes Dagon is also a member of the Creature Faction. As the Razor's scripted effect does not work on members of this faction, this prevents him from being "hoisted by his own petard".