Originally Posted by Tarfu
Lydia and that random Khaijit dude went cold without me doing a thing. So you're wrong. First down, then DEAD.
Other than possibly falling down a mountain, there is no way Lydia could die without your input. You probably used an AOE spell/potion or swung your sword or have some cloak spell on or shot an arrow accidentally to her. I've sent Lydia to fight an ancient dragon while I stand behind and watch. Lydia goes "down" then she gets back up after a certain amount of time. I just got my platinum
yesterday. Lydia never died in my entire playthrough without me accidentally hitting her and I was a lazy bum who let Lydia and my Dremora Lords do all the attacking.