You know the helmet I'm talking about. It has horns on it. It's famous.

So this helmet is low quality armor. I've played through the game a couple of times and I'm not even sure I've seen it. But so many youtube videos, meme images, and so on feature it as sort of a mascot for skyrim. Why? And where did this association come from? Is it one of those unfortunate instances where something that happens at the beginning of a game (encountering the helmet) becomes representative because a majority don't play through past a couple hours?

  • Also, just for clarification purposes, it is a iron helmet, and can be found pretty commonly throughout the game.
    – Guy
    May 18, 2014 at 19:26

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The only reason this helmet is so much of an icon for Skyrim is because it was the helmet used by the dragonborn in the first in-game trailer (helmet visible starting from around second 50).

  • It was also worn in the live-action commercial that appeared on TV.
    – Omegacron
    May 27, 2014 at 21:30

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