10 Absurd Ways To Die In Video Games

9: Petty Theft - RPGs

skyrim merchant shopkeeper

We all have a tendency to get our kleptomania on in roleplaying games, especially Bethesda RPGs.

I mean, there’s all this great stuff just lying around and we’re out here saving the world. What are we supposed to do, pay for it?

While it might make a lot of sense for guards or NPCs to try to kill you for stealing the crown jewels or swiping a merchant’s stock right in front of him, sometimes the punishments don’t seem to fit the crime.

While I’m personally a “steal anything that isn’t nailed down” kind of gamer, I do think it’s a little unfair for the whole town to try to murder me just for picking up a cup worth a single coin in the local tavern.

Just let me put it back, this is not worth dying over. Just tell us we’ve violated the law and we must pay a fine or go to jail. I was probably just trying to sit down in the chair two pixels south of said cup, anyway. Or at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


Likes: Collecting maiamais, stanning Makoto, dual-weilding, using sniper rifles on PC, speccing into persuasion and lockpicking. Dislikes: Escort missions.