Skyrim Special Edition

About this mod

A conversion of all Argonian NPCs to High Poly Head with custom faces, new horns & feathers, diverse skin/eye colors & markings, and a lot of love. Patches for AI Overhaul, Cutting Room Floor, and Argonian Fins available! Fully compatible with SSE 1.5.x and SSE 1.6.x

Permissions and credits
If you like my mod, please endorse it! Helps others to be more likely to see it. ♥


Because Nexus won't let me update my pinned comment or make a new one, I'll put update/news right here.

  • (1/14/2023) - Added a patch for Save the Dark Brotherhood and updated all the AI Overhaul patches to reflect changes made in the v1.8.2 update. If you haven't updated AIO, you don't need a patch. You can install the updated patch over your current CNPCO install (you can select merge in MO2, but remember - if you reinstall with the FOMOD at any time you'll need to remember to reinstall the updated patch! I guess I should add these to the FOMOD but I'm lazy... pls forgive me ♥). If you're a new downloader - hello! - you can skip the AIO patch options in the FOMOD and just download the one you need from the Update tab. Patches for AIO v1.6.7 still available in Optional Files.
  • (1/15/2023) - The file for the Fins and AIO patch had the wrong esp in it; I have fixed that now! I also posted some desaturated body textures so you can see the colors of the characters better - this will also affect your player character! They are 4K and fit the vanilla male/female bodies.
  • (1/15/2023) - KABU'S FINS ADDITION ADDED!! :) The files are bit of a mess, I need to fix it. Anybody wanna make a new FOMOD for me? :') But you can get the Kabu versions if you scroll through the Optional tab.


Complete NPC Overhaul -- or CNPCO as I've taken to calling it -- is my love letter to the Skyrim modding community, taking what I consider the best it has to offer and creating new visuals for every NPC in game. This mod is the first chapter of that. Earlier this year I released my first mod, dubbed the "Not Quite Vanilla NPC Overhaul - Argonians", and this is basically version 2.0 of that. Better resources, better modding techniques, Papa John's -- er, better mod. ;)

  • All plugins are ESL flagged ESPs, aka ESPFEs, meaning they are manipulable within the load order without taking up one of the precious 255 plugin slots!
  • This time around I made the mod completely standalone, minus the USSEP changes forwarded because, frankly, I think everyone should use that in their modding setups; however if you don't use USSEP, a standalone plugin is available. :)
  • If you have a lot of NPC overhauls I HIGHLY recommend EasyNPC by focustense!



  • "Which NPCs does this cover?"
    All the Argonians set to spawn in the vanilla game. Check the Docs tab for a list.

  • "Does this work with body/texture replacers, such as Flawn's Argonians?"
    Indeed. This uses your installed body mesh and whatever Argonian textures you have in the vanilla paths. If you like Flawn's Vanilla Argonians Redux & have funky feet textures, check out my patch for that!

  • "Does this interfere with the mod Finding Derkeethus?"
    Nope! That excellent quest expansion doesn't affect Derkeethus' actor, therefore is fully compatible! If you have mods that change the "Non-Player Character (Actor)" records directly, then a patch is needed. Let me know if you find any, patching them is pretty quick work in xEdit.

  • "Can I submit screenshots?"
    Please, please PLEASE do! I want to see how they look in modding setups better than mine ♡

  • "Will you do more races?"
    Oh yes! Khajiit are first up, Orcs will probably follow that, Children are on the menu- I mean agenda. Et cetera! It just may take a while, after all it took me nearly 10 months to finish this one up, however I've learned a lot since then and the generous support y'all have given me certainly helps with motivation!

  • "I love the Beast races, thank you!"
    That's not a question, but so do I, and thank you for being so nice in the comments ;) also feel free to endorse so we can share our Beastly agenda to the rest of the Nexus *evil laugh*