Skyrim Special Edition

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A vanilla plus male facegen overhaul made with Racemenu and High Poly Head designed with compatibility in mind.

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This mod's purpose is an intersection between tweaking, redesign and beautification of important male NPCs of Skyrim with the following constraints:

  • Should start with the NPC's vanilla face as base and make minimal neccessary changes so they remain distinct. No male models or hairspray. Some changes will be very subtle and unnoticeable. Some I will not touch at all, if I like their vanilla designs.
  • To only use vanilla parts, or custom parts nearly indistinguishable from vanilla.
  • If it's a redesign, should fit who they are as a character. Soldiers may get war paints or scars, normal people will almost certainly have their dirt removed, etc. Canonically young characters should look young, old characters, if they don't look old, will be made to look older.

Sorex should look significantly younger than his father.

  • There is the occasional fun/gratuitous redesign e.g. the Courier based on his voice actor, Jason Marsden

All screenshots taken with Skysight Skins and Re-Engaged ENB (highly recommended!)


Tools used/dependencies:

  • No dependencies for the low poly version. I used custom Racemenu head meshes, but all other parts are 100% vanilla.
  • High Poly Head in optional version. Make sure you have High Poly Head installed if you want the high poly version.

NPCs Affected:

More NPCs will be added in later versions. Right now there is just a proof of concept and some Riverwood NPCs. Feel free to suggest!



- Simply install with your mod manager of choice.


Like any NPC appearance mod, this mod will conflict with any mod that alters NPC records, for example, Special Edition Followers, as they tend to carry over vanilla facegen values for any part of the NPC's record they do not alter ====> black face bug! They will need patching. If you guys use Special Edition Followers I can certainly release a patch for that, as it is my favorite follower mod!

If you have other mods that alters the same NPC's appearance and want to use this one's (or vice versa), make sure:
  1. This mod's facegen files overwrite the other mod's.
  2. This mod's plugin is loaded later.

Should be compatible with any custom skin/eye/hair texture mod. Should be compatible with everything else, and any appearance mods that don't touch these NPCs.

Suggested Mods:


  • Expired for Racemenu, which I used to make some of these NPCs
  • WICO for being an awesome mod along a similar concept, for inspiration to make this mod.
  • KouLeifoh for High Poly Head