Bethesda’s Fallout lead designer and writer Emil Pagliarulo is the man behind one of the most iconic lines in video game history.
Bethesda’s Fallout 4 lead designer and writer Emil Pagliarulo is the man behind one of the most iconic lines in video game history.
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GamesRadar shared a fun little fact about one of the most beloved games in history – The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. He shared the name of the man, who came up with the hilarious meme about the soldier who “took an arrow to the knee”.
The line belongs to Emil Pagliarulo – senior designer and writer at Bethesda. He has worked on Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3, Skyrim. Right now he’s one of the leads on Fallout 4. Todd Howard named this guy as “the king of the one liners”. This bit of information was revealed while Todd was talking about the success of Fallout Shelter.
We really wanted to make you get attached to the people. Emil came in and wrote all of the dialogue. Even though he’s working on Fallout 4, he came in and wrote all the dialogue for the people, just those little one liners. He’s the king of the one liners. There’s nobody better, trust me. ‘Arrow in the knee’? That’s Emil. I’ll play Fallout 4, I’ll hear a line and I’ll call Emil and I’ll be like, ‘dude…’
Todd Howard, Bethesda Softworks