The PC in Skyrim is more like Cecil from Final Fantasy 4. I have no proof of this, nor do I really know what I'm talking about, but this is GameFAQs, and I feel like I need to senselessly argue something.
"For some strange reason, an iron, pencil-shaped statue is blocking your path..."
Tiber Septim(Mr. I'm-King-****-Of-****-Mountain-Who-Conquers-And-Unites-All-He-Surveys) was the last Dragonborn known. Thats why the Septim bloodline was so powerful, why only one with Septim blood could ignite the dragonfires.
So that should give you an idea of how badass the PC is suppose to be. Already, he should overshadow the Nerevarine big time.