General Stats page:

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The same thing happens with Words of Power, I count 38 total, but "Words of Power Unlocked" is only 37, and "Words of Power Unlocked" is 41. Where are the extras coming from?

This doesn't seem to be particularly uncommon either, searching Google for "Shouts Unlocked" "Shouts Learned" shows quite a few people with one more unlocked than learned.

Is this related to learning some of the Words at High Hrothgar instead of through dungeon exploring, or something similar?

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    I removed your "PS" statement. That's a completely different question, so you should ask in its own question.
    – Wipqozn
    Feb 24, 2012 at 3:31

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The game counts the Werewolf's ability Howl of Terror as an unlocked shout (I'm assuming you are a werewolf, or have been). I have just tested this on a save where I have found 5 word walls but have yet to kill a dragon (Of course, meaning I haven't unlocked any of these 5 shouts). As I am a werewolf however, the stats page tells me I have unlocked 1 shout. This is further verified by the stats page telling me that my favourite shout is Howl of Terror.

  • Wouldn't Unrelenting force show up as unlocked by default?
    – IrishJMA
    Feb 24, 2012 at 15:21
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    It does not, no. I have found the word wall for unrelenting (as I have with 4 other shouts) but not killed the first dragon and so cannot even use it. Feb 24, 2012 at 16:24
  • Aha, thank you very much for the answer, it makes sense now :)
    – smooshie
    Feb 24, 2012 at 17:57
  • You're welcome, glad I could help! Feb 24, 2012 at 19:27

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