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10th May '17 9:17:42 AM erforce
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* A source of many jokes in Martin Pearson's musical ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' parody, ''AudioPlay/TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien''.

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* A source of many jokes in Martin Pearson's musical ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' parody, ''AudioPlay/TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien''.



* Bisexual elf Zevran from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' mentions this as the reason he and other elves were chosen as assassins. Most humans found them pleasing to look at, which increased the chances they'd be successful in their jobs. Zevran himself is a prime example of this trope at work - drunken dwarf Oghren even comments that Zevran's got "small breasts for a gal".

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Bisexual elf Zevran from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' mentions this as the reason he and other elves were chosen as assassins. Most humans found them pleasing to look at, which increased the chances they'd be successful in their jobs. Zevran himself is a prime example of this trope at work - drunken dwarf Oghren even comments that Zevran's got "small breasts for a gal".



* Lieutenant Yaha of ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} 2'' is a CampGay DepravedHomosexual who is obsessed with party member Urick to the point that he gave up his ability to feel pleasure for the ability of charm. He spends his boss battle making creepy remarks towards both Urick and Nowe.

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* Lieutenant Yaha of ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} 2'' ''VideoGame/Drakengard2'' is a CampGay DepravedHomosexual who is obsessed with party member Urick to the point that he gave up his ability to feel pleasure for the ability of charm. He spends his boss battle making creepy remarks towards both Urick and Nowe.
10th May '17 9:00:59 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* Hungarian-British illustrator [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Ambrus Victor Ambrus]] has averted this when he drew his version of the Middle Earth Elves of JRRTolkien. His male Elves are notably masculine, often with lined faces and distinct features, as opposed to the more known Allan Lee, who was chosen as codifier for the movie elves. His version of [[https://no.pinterest.com/pin/417708934161208333/ Legolas]] should be noted. As a sidenote, his Elves even lack the traditional pointed ears. The "elvishness" is explained by drawing a kinc of sparkles around them, and very bright eyes.

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* Hungarian-British illustrator [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Ambrus Victor Ambrus]] has averted this when he drew his version of the Middle Earth Elves of JRRTolkien. His male Elves are notably masculine, often with lined faces and distinct features, as opposed to the more known Elf-drawings of Allan Lee, who was chosen as codifier for the movie elves.Elves. His version of [[https://no.pinterest.com/pin/417708934161208333/ Legolas]] should be noted. As a sidenote, his Elves even lack the traditional pointed ears. The "elvishness" is explained by drawing a kinc kind of sparkles around them, and very bright eyes.eyes. His female Elves are distinctly delicate as opposed to the more masculine roughness.
10th May '17 8:56:39 AM Eilevgmyhren
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* Hungarian-British illustrator [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Ambrus Victor Ambrus]] has averted this when he drew his version of the Middle Earth Elves of JRRTolkien. His male Elves are notably masculine, often with lined faces and distinct features, as opposed to the more known Allan Lee, who was chosen as codifier for the movie elves. His version of [[https://no.pinterest.com/pin/417708934161208333/ Legolas]] should be noted. As a sidenote, his Elves even lack the traditional pointed ears. The "elvishness" is explained by drawing a kinc of sparkles around them, and very bright eyes.
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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.
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