Originally Posted by LarryCoon
They only die by your hands. Followers never die from enemy attacks, they only get downed.
Lydia and that random Khaijit dude went cold without me doing a thing. So you're wrong. First down, then DEAD.
But then you have these completely immortal NPCs, like Imperial commanders (probably Storm Cloak as well). It's frustrating when ambushing and clearing an entire camp of soldiers, but being unable to kill the head guy (kneels, then back to full health). What's the fucking point? Another smelly brain fart was when I decided to clear out the Temple of Dibella (whilst on the homeless guy quest) but the head priestess can't be killed UNLESS she spots you and goes hostile.
Fucking essentials, what a real immersion killer. I could turn them off via tweaking but it tends to break a shit load of questlines from what I've read.