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A townsperson died from a dragon. Will anything bad happen if I use the command Resurrect to revive him? Will the town still think he's not there?

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also note that if you use resurrect on your self it does crazy stuff to your perks breaking some and just not applying perks to weapon damage this si what happned to me when i used resurrect to fix a bug i had –  zeke Jan 24 at 15:18

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According to the UESP, the town will still act as if that person has died, unless you resurrect them extremely quickly after they died.

Unless you use this command the instant the NPC is killed, the game will still register the target as "Dead" and they will subsequently not be mentioned in dialogue and sometimes specifically referred to as "Dead" during a quest. Adding a tag of "1" at the end (i.e., resurrect 1) will make the target get up instead of vanishing and reappearing, thus allowing them to keep their equipment. If an NPC's corpse has vanished already, you will also need to enable the NPC. Using this on the player character will not dismiss the "Load last save?" screen, and the camera will behave as if you were still lying dead on the ground. However, if you use the resurrect command before the Loading message appears, the player will revive, but the camera will be centered on the feet rather than the head.

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