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24th May '16 6:48:08 PM letterA
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** You also have the war of the Aesir and the Vanir. The former generally described as gods of war (dwarves), and the latter as gods of nature (elves). Freyr, one of the Vanir, was even the ruler of the Norse alfar.
23rd May '16 1:06:27 PM Wyldchyld
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** The Drahvins and the Rills from Galaxy 4 also show this, with a subversion of BeautyEqualsGoodness. The Drahvins are [[BlondesAreEvil blond]] beautiful women but most are just cloned slaves and their officers are violent imperialists. The Rills are hideous creatures who communicate telepathically and breathe ammonia but turn out to be peaceful explorers. The Drahvins hate the Rills because of their appearance, to the extent they refuse an alliance that could allow both of them to escape a doomed planet, instead trying to steal the Rill ship.

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** The Drahvins and the Rills from Galaxy 4 also show this, with a subversion of BeautyEqualsGoodness. The Drahvins are [[BlondesAreEvil blond]] blond, beautiful women but most are just cloned slaves and their officers are violent imperialists. The Rills are hideous creatures who communicate telepathically and breathe ammonia but turn out to be peaceful explorers. The Drahvins hate the Rills because of their appearance, to the extent they refuse an alliance that could allow both of them to escape a doomed planet, instead trying to steal the Rill ship.
16th May '16 4:28:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The GDI and the Brotherhood of Nod of ''CommandAndConquerTiberium''.

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* The GDI and the Brotherhood of Nod of ''CommandAndConquerTiberium''.''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium''.
30th Mar '16 4:04:44 AM thatmadork
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* While not played straight in the official games, the ''VideoGame/HyruleTotalWar'' mod of VideoGame/MedievalIITotalWar has the graceful and supremacist Zora versus the stout and warlike Gorons. They're explicitly rival factions and hence both have wiping the other race out as a win-condition.
29th Mar '16 11:50:12 AM PixelKnight
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Many stories will have animosity between a beautiful, highly advanced race or civilization, and a much more gritty, industrial, technological force.[[note]] "technological" in the sense of having a non-religious attitude toward their tech, in the literal sense both civilizations tend to draw on the same magical or technological forces, making them NotSoDifferent[[/note]] This theme of HarmonyVersusDiscipline and RomanticismVersusEnlightenment is very common, regardless of the genre.

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Many stories will have animosity between a beautiful, highly advanced race or civilization, and a much more gritty, industrial, technological force.[[note]] "technological" in the sense of having a non-religious non-spiritual attitude toward their tech, in the literal sense both civilizations tend to draw on the same magical or technological forces, making them NotSoDifferent[[/note]] This theme of HarmonyVersusDiscipline and RomanticismVersusEnlightenment is very common, regardless of the genre.
12th Feb '16 6:06:42 PM VeryMelon
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** The ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' ''Trespasser'' DLC. reveals that The Evanuris, the Dalish JerkassGods, waged war against the Titans, GeniusLoci that live within Deep Roads, at one point. Since the Titans are connected to (and hinted at being) The Stone that Dwarves revere and were created from, Bioware basically said this trope was the case in ancient times.
12th Jan '16 3:24:23 PM DemoDemon
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* Out of Context D&D Quotes, a blog collecting, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin out of context D&D quotes,]] had [[http://outofcontextdnd.tumblr.com/post/137127190519/exchange-between-dwarf-and-elf-in-party this]] utterly hilarious dialogue between a haughty elf and a DeadpanSnarker dwarf.
29th Dec '15 9:20:42 PM jormis29
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* The Elves, who represent the element of Life, and Dwarves, who worship the element of Earth, typically begin with poor relations in ''LordsOfMagic''.

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* The Elves, who represent the element of Life, and Dwarves, who worship the element of Earth, typically begin with poor relations in ''LordsOfMagic''.''VideoGame/LordsOfMagic''.
29th Dec '15 3:35:20 PM DaibhidC
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*Used as a bit of background colour in the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine strip ''Floyd'' by Aaron Williams. At one point Floyd and his friends accidentally get between an elvish ambush and a dwarven ambush. The reason the two sides are ambushing each other is never elaborated on beyond the fact they're elves and dwarves, and that's what they do.
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16th Dec '15 6:17:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the IronKingdoms setting (where ''WARMACHINE'' and ''HORDES'' are set), the highly-industrialized titular Iron Kingdoms (the WARMACHINE factions) often find themselves at odds with the much more naturalistic Primal Powers (the HORDES factions). Of course, there's plenty of infighting among the Iron Kingdoms and the Primal Powers as well. Notably, this trait is actually averted by the setting's ''actual'' elves and dwarves, as the elves are [[TheFairFolk rabid xenophobes]] who hate ''everyone'', and the dwarves, while isolationist, are on generally friendly terms with all the other races.

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* In the IronKingdoms TabletopGame/IronKingdoms setting (where ''WARMACHINE'' and ''HORDES'' are set), the highly-industrialized titular Iron Kingdoms (the WARMACHINE factions) often find themselves at odds with the much more naturalistic Primal Powers (the HORDES factions). Of course, there's plenty of infighting among the Iron Kingdoms and the Primal Powers as well. Notably, this trait is actually averted by the setting's ''actual'' elves and dwarves, as the elves are [[TheFairFolk rabid xenophobes]] who hate ''everyone'', and the dwarves, while isolationist, are on generally friendly terms with all the other races.



* Played straight in ''PalladiumFantasyRolePlayingGame'', with the Elven and Dwarven Empires having recently fought a war that lasted ''over 10 thousand years''. As a consequence of the war humans now dominate the world and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves swore off magic]].
* In {{Traveller}} the Darrians and the Sword Worlders could fit as elves and dwarves respectively.

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* Played straight in ''PalladiumFantasyRolePlayingGame'', ''TabletopGame/PalladiumFantasyRolePlayingGame'', with the Elven and Dwarven Empires having recently fought a war that lasted ''over 10 thousand years''. As a consequence of the war humans now dominate the world and [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves swore off magic]].
* In {{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' the Darrians and the Sword Worlders could fit as elves and dwarves respectively.



* In ''[[ThirteenthAge 13th Age]]'', the elves and dwarves get along ''now'' (except for the drow), but there was a war long in the past that caused the three elven subraces to split in the first place.

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* In ''[[ThirteenthAge 13th Age]]'', ''TabletopGame/ThirteenthAge'', the elves and dwarves get along ''now'' (except for the drow), but there was a war long in the past that caused the three elven subraces to split in the first place.
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