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20th Feb '17 5:18:28 PM CosmicFerret
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** The ''Legion'' expansion adds the Shal'Dorei, a faction of elves who hid from the sundering in a protective magical shield. Dark skinned and white haired like the [[DungeonsAndDragons Drow elves]], the males can often be hard to tell apart from the females. Many players have argued whether the Nighthold raid boss Star Augur Etraeus is a male or female.

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** The ''Legion'' expansion adds the Shal'Dorei, a faction of elves who hid from the sundering in a protective magical shield. Dark skinned and white haired like the [[DungeonsAndDragons [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Drow elves]], the males can often be hard to tell apart from the females. Many players have argued whether the Nighthold raid boss Star Augur Etraeus is a male or female.
9th Feb '17 5:44:05 AM Drakkenmensch
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** The ''Legion'' expansion adds the Shal'Dorei, a faction of elves who hid from the sundering in a protective magical shield. Dark skinned and white haired like the [[DungeonsAndDragons Drow elves]], the males can often be hard to tell apart from the females. Many players have argued whether the Nighthold raid boss Star Augur Etraeus is a male or female.
8th Dec '16 12:22:39 PM Drakkenmensch
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** One of the quests from the ''Cataclysm'' expansion involves playing through a tale from an orc who describes how he supposedly chased Deathwing on his motorcycle while driving around with a "hot babe." You get to choose which one of those hot babes gets to hop into his sidecar for the chase and one of them happens to be a male blood elf.
24th Oct '16 6:16:10 PM Rakurai
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* While not all Elezen in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' are feminine in appearance, Alphinaud deserves a special mention for the fact that he looks almost identical to his twin sister Alisae, not helped by the fact that they (Initially) wear virtually identical outfits, as well. This is lampshaded in the FlavorText for the Wind-up Alisae minion, which states that they're simply Wind-up Alphinaud that were rebranded after changing the color of their hairbands and nothing else.
10th Sep '16 6:53:48 AM narm00
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"[[PermaShave No facial hair]]" clause helps, but it's only a little part of the image -- other beardless peoples are immune to this even while wearing [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins braids and beads]] ''and'' being one of the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture prototypes]] for elves. One of probable reasons why feminine qualities of elves are played up is the [[{{Foil}} intentional contrast]] between Elves and [[ElvesVsDwarves their traditional opposites]], [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], who are basically [[RatedMForManly hypermasculine]]: stout, muscular, hairy, axe-swinging drunks (which depending on the portrayal may apply to female dwarves as well).

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"[[PermaShave No facial hair]]" clause helps, but it's only a little part of the image -- other beardless peoples are immune to this even while wearing [[BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins braids and beads]] ''and'' being one of the [[FantasyCounterpartCulture prototypes]] for elves. One of the probable reasons why feminine qualities of elves are played up is the [[{{Foil}} intentional contrast]] between Elves and [[ElvesVsDwarves their traditional opposites]], [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], who are basically [[RatedMForManly hypermasculine]]: stout, muscular, hairy, axe-swinging drunks (which depending on the portrayal may apply to female dwarves as well).
26th Aug '16 3:16:51 PM margdean56
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* The two principle characters of the ''{{Nightrunner}}'' books are [[OurElvesAreBetter Aurenfaie]]. Both are repeatedly described as pretty, and Seregil disguises himself as a woman without much difficulty.
* Elves in ''Literature/QuantumGravity'' tend to be thin and delicate-looking. Do not mistake this for weak. Elves are still fulfilling the archer [[IncrediblyLamePun archetype]] fairly often, and the author does recognize how much strength it takes to pull a decent-to-large-sized bow back.

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* The two principle principal characters of the ''{{Nightrunner}}'' books are [[OurElvesAreBetter Aurenfaie]]. Both are repeatedly described as pretty, and Seregil disguises himself as a woman without much difficulty.
* Elves in ''Literature/QuantumGravity'' tend to be thin and delicate-looking. Do not mistake this for weak. Elves are still fulfilling fulfill the archer [[IncrediblyLamePun archetype]] fairly often, and the author does recognize how much strength it takes to pull draw a decent-to-large-sized bow back.bow.
26th Aug '16 3:13:25 PM margdean56
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Occasionally, elves of both genders will be portrayed as androgynous, but usually the male androgyny part of a broader tendency to portray all elves as particularly feminine, making the female elves anything but androgynous.

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Occasionally, elves of both genders will be portrayed as androgynous, but usually the male androgyny is part of a broader tendency to portray all elves as particularly feminine, making the female elves anything but androgynous.
1st Aug '16 8:33:01 AM VVK
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' uses the AmbiguousGender of the Elves as a RunningGag, to the extent that, in the subtitles, the Elvish children refer to their parental units as "parent" and "other parent" rather than "mother" and "father". Worth mentioning is that the AmbiguousGender of Vaarsuvius (one of the aforementioned parents) has been a running joke for a long time (even if it wasn't meant to be ambiguous at first). Also, the children are adopted, so any of the four gender combinations for two people is possible for V and his/her spouse. So far two elves have established genders; The Order of the Scribble's Lirian and priestess Veldrina-- the latter of whom was introduced years into the comic and was originally a fan-created character.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' uses the AmbiguousGender of the Elves as a RunningGag, to the extent that, in the subtitles, the Elvish children refer to their parental units as "parent" and "other parent" rather than "mother" and "father". Worth mentioning is that the AmbiguousGender of Vaarsuvius (one of the aforementioned parents) has been a running joke for a long time (even if it wasn't meant to be ambiguous at first). Also, the children are adopted, so any of the four gender combinations for two people is possible for V and his/her spouse. So far As of 2016, two elves have established genders; The Order of the Scribble's Lirian and priestess Veldrina-- Veldrina -- the latter of whom was introduced years into the comic and was originally a fan-created character.
6th Jul '16 4:30:50 PM MEWtiful
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** Sera in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' tries to be a ButchLesbian but her elven looks end up making her a LipstickLesbian with a bad haircut.
17th Jun '16 1:24:02 AM PaulA
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* In A.R.R.R. Roberts' parody of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', ''The Soddit'', Wood Elves and High Elves become Wild Elves and Coward Elves. The accompanying illustration makes it clear that the Wild Elves are based on OscarWilde, and the Coward Elves on NoelCoward.

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* In A.R.R.R. Roberts' parody of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', ''The Soddit'', Wood Elves and High Elves become Wild Elves and Coward Elves. The accompanying illustration makes it clear that the Wild Elves are based on OscarWilde, Creator/OscarWilde, and the Coward Elves on NoelCoward.Creator/NoelCoward.
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