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"It's been quite a boon looking like a child. No one ever suspects a thing..."
―Babette[src]

Babette is a Breton vampire and, as a member of the Dark Brotherhood, she also functions as a merchant of potions and ingredients, as well as being a master trainer of Alchemy.

Biography

At the age of ten, Babette was bitten by a vampire, becoming one herself. She's lived over three hundred years as one, and boasts about how her innocent appearance makes killing easier. Due to her age, it can be inferred that she was alive during the Oblivion Crisis of 3E 433.

Interactions

In the Falkreath Sanctuary, she sells potions and alchemy items. Babette has more gold than the typical alchemist. She is always available for Alchemy training. Money Babette receives as a skill trainer is added to her available funds to buy things as a merchant. Babette cannot be pickpocketed or harmed in any way because she has the body of a child.

After Death Incarnate

She, along with the Dragonborn, Nazir, and Cicero (if he was not killed in the earlier quest "The Cure for Madness") are the only members of the Dark Brotherhood to survive the Penitus Oculatus attack on the Sanctuary. As such, she moves to the Dawnstar Sanctuary and continues selling potions.

Dawnguard

In Dawnguard, Babette becomes a random encounter, found wandering the wilderness of Skyrim in search of a "snack." If asked if she is hunting she may remark that, while they cook at the Sanctuary, she has "more refined tastes." If Auriel's Bow is used to block out the sun, she comments on it, saying, "The tyranny of the sun is over!" and, "It's our time, now." She also says some of the standard NPC lines, such as, "The sky is all wrong."

Wares

Quests

Quotes

  • "You looking to buy some potions? Or maybe I could help train you to make your own?"
  • "My targets make the mistake of not perceiving me as a threat. Last mistake they ever make."
  • "I can brew some potions for you. Or train you in alchemy."
  • "Have a good contract."
  • "It's as rewarding as it is dangerous. Let's see what I can show you."- when asked for alchemy training
  • "Yes - don't kill the Gourmet! Oh, I know you have to, but it makes me sad all the same. I love Gourmet's recipes. The world will soon be a blander, less flavorful place."- when asked for advice for their Gourmet contract
  • "I'm just a little girl! The Dark Brotherhood killed my mama and papa, and then they took me captive! Please, please help me! Rather convincing, don't you think? In truth, I'm no more a little girl than you are. I was once, of course. Three hundred years ago. Vampirism tends to keep one remarkably... fresh."- when asked to tell about herself
  • "It's been quite a boon looking like a child. No one ever suspects a thing."
  • "Kill well. And often."

Trivia

  • In the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, if the spider Lis is killed, the assassins attempt revenge, while Babette only says, "Why are they fighting?" as if she were a normal child, not a vampire.
  • Babette is the only child vampire in Skyrim.
  • When recording Babette's lines, Harley Graham made a blunder in the line, "Got a pretty full stock of potions and alchemy reagents." She sounds out the word "alchemy" and mis-pronounces it. This was not done over, and remains in the game.
  • Using Detect Dead can highlight her.
  • If the members of the Dark Brotherhood are killed in Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!, Babette is not among the members in the sanctuary. This is probably because, since children cannot be killed, her presence would make the quest impossible to complete.
  • Babette mentions that she loves the Gourmet's recipes, implying that Skyrim's vampires can still enjoy mortal food. This is already made somewhat obvious by the fact that the Dragonborn is still healed by food, even as a vampire.
  • Cicero refers to her as the "Un-child," while Astrid calls her an "eternal ten-year-old vampire."
  • Babette can often be found talking to Gabriella about her recent contracts.
  • Babette is usually found sitting down looking at Lis' spider nest along with Gabriella and Festus Krex. With Dawnguard installed, she may on occasion be spotted around the sanctuary feeding on dead bodies.
  • Upon first meeting her, Babette tells the story of a man who offered her candy. The man followed her into a dark alleyway, which Babette claimed was a shortcut to a candy shop. She then killed him with her fangs.
  • Despite being hundreds of years old, Babette still functions as a child, and cannot be pickpocketed.
  • During "Death Incarnate," Nazir will be arguing with Babette while he drags the Night Mother's coffin from the lake in the Sanctuary, where he will call her a "stupid she-devil" for not helping him.
  • Based on Babette's dialogue, it seems that her personality continued to age, even as her body stayed as a child's.
  • Occasionally she can't be found at her usual spot at the Sanctuary. Sleep in any bed nearby and she will re-appear.

Appearances

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  • If you destroy the Dark Brotherhood ...

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    • That encounter was added by Dawnguard, if I remember correctly.
    • Since that was in my first playthrough with DLCs, now I understand. Thanks, Kiadony and ~*LilithRayn*~
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    • There is a mod to adopt her but it's hard to find
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