Best thing about the PC version? If your horse happens to die because you took a particularly daring dive off some cliff by accident, you can just resurrect it through the console. Problem solved.
But I least I got my horse to keep me company. And is often smarter than my humanoid companions. (Seriously, I charged and cast a thunderbolt spell at a bandit and my companion leaps in front of me causing me to accidentally kill them for I honestly have no clue why. They hadn't even killed their own bandit yet, but apparently decided changing targets and circling around so they came between me and the bandit was the best idea ever. Bethesda AIs, ladies and gents.)
We were in a Nordic crypt, there was one of those spike- wall traps.
Behind the trap, three high- end Draugr, deathlords, I believe.
Lydia charges them, and the summoned atronach, getting hit by the trap at least twice.
Me: "Now be careful. That door has a nasty pitfall trap on it. Just pull the lever to get through without triggering it."
Friend: *Scoff* "Traps never stop me, man. They barely do any damage. You just step out of the way, coward."
Me: *Watches friend run ahead open the door and drop into the trap. Friend goes from 100% health to 15% health between the fall and spikes. Gets finished off by the 3 Level 1 Small Rats.*
Me: "I warned you." *Walks around the pit.*
Friend: "Hey, throw me a revive down here."
Me: "Uh...no..." *Proceeds through the rest of the dungeon, not setting off any of the traps along the way, while my friend plays catch-up triggering all of them and dieing each time.*
Total death score:
Me: 1 (against the boss)
Friend: 9+ (stops counting after nine)
Proudly and confidently walking into obvious traps and other dangers?
Not even once.
I got one by accident and it was cool but it got too close to an enemy outpost and it died.
Cuz in Skyrim they don't obey physics OR logic!! :3
I make sure I never lose Shadowmere!
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It's faced down several dragons, and it's somehow still alive.