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2nd Oct '17 2:16:21 AM Acebrock
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* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', the elven homeland was destroyed by the divine (by FogofDoom deployed via tricking Ifan), and many of their numbers were taken as slaves by the ancient empire. One of the selectable origins for your character (Sebille, specifically) is a former slave who escaped from this, and now seeks to kill her master, which would render her completely free of slavery, by ensuring no one can command her via her slave scar ever again.

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* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', the elven homeland was destroyed by the divine (by FogofDoom FogOfDoom deployed via tricking Ifan), and many of their numbers were taken as slaves by the ancient empire. One of the selectable origins for your character (Sebille, specifically) is a former slave who escaped from this, and now seeks to kill her master, which would render her completely free of slavery, by ensuring no one can command her via her slave scar ever again.
2nd Oct '17 2:16:03 AM Acebrock
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* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', the elven homeland was destroyed by the divine (via trickery), and many of their numbers were taken as slaves by the ancient empire. One of the selectable origins for your character (Sebille, specifically) is a former slave who escaped from this, and now seeks to kill her master, which would render be completely free of slavery, by ensuring no one can command her via her slave scar ever again.

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* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', the elven homeland was destroyed by the divine (via trickery), (by FogofDoom deployed via tricking Ifan), and many of their numbers were taken as slaves by the ancient empire. One of the selectable origins for your character (Sebille, specifically) is a former slave who escaped from this, and now seeks to kill her master, which would render be her completely free of slavery, by ensuring no one can command her via her slave scar ever again.
27th Sep '17 8:48:40 AM BeerBaron
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** Downplayed in that while it may not be full blown ''slavery'', the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Bosmer (Wood Elves)]] are treated as second-class citizens to the Altmer under the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Aldmeri]] [[AntiHumanAlliance Dominion]]. Things became even worse when the extremist Thalmor rose to power, as they even treat other Altmer as beneath them if [[NoTrueScotsman those Altmer do not subscribe to the beliefs]] of the Thalmor.

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** Downplayed in that while it may not be full blown ''slavery'', the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Bosmer (Wood Elves)]] are treated as second-class citizens to the Altmer under the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Aldmeri]] [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]]. Things became even worse when the extremist Thalmor [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]] rose to power, as they even treat other Altmer as beneath them if [[NoTrueScotsman those Altmer do not subscribe to the beliefs]] of the Thalmor.
26th Sep '17 9:28:45 PM Acebrock
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* In ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', the elven homeland was destroyed by the divine (via trickery), and many of their numbers were taken as slaves by the ancient empire. One of the selectable origins for your character (Sebille, specifically) is a former slave who escaped from this, and now seeks to kill her master, which would render be completely free of slavery, by ensuring no one can command her via her slave scar ever again.
25th Sep '17 3:52:29 PM Orbitron24
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...that is, until one of the most peaceful and eccentric of their numbers inadvertently stumbles on the story's protagonist, Haplo, who had just entered their world. He ends up tagging along, seeing the rest of their world, and learning of the origin of the dwarves from Haplo. Later in the story, he returns to the Gegs, and leads them in casting off their elven lords. The twist from being an entire race of PluckyComicRelief characters, to plunging their entire world into war and chaos (since the rest of the world is mostly reliant on the water produced by the Gegs' machine) is quite well-done.
23rd Aug '17 1:44:40 PM Amahn
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** The Bajorans were capable of stellar flight while humans were still learning to make fire, but are now an impoverished race that was sent back to almost an agrarian level by a brutal occupation by the Cardassian Union.

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** The Bajorans were capable of stellar flight while humans were still learning to make fire, but are now an impoverished race that was sent back to almost an agrarian level by a brutal occupation by the Cardassian Union. Not that the Cardassians had a very far way to push them back. The Bajorans were so dependent upon The Prophets and the Orbs that their civilization had been essentially stagnant for 10,000 years. They had colonized moons in their star system and had some technology on par with The Federation's, but their culture was still almost entirely farmers artisans and religious leaders. Making them almost a textbook example of LowCultureHighTech. It's why the Cardassians looked down on them so much and conquered them so easily.
21st Jul '17 1:38:15 AM thatmadork
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** The Orsimer, commonly known as the Orcs, are an entire species of IronButtMonkey. The vast majority of Orcs live within other cultures, making themselves useful to their host peoples (usually as mercenaries and blacksmiths). Only a handful of Orcs independently live in destitute, isolated strongholds scattered throughout Tamriel - mostly in Skyrim and High Rock - akin to native American reservations. The Orcs' attempts to create their own nation in Orsinium have always ultimately been destroyed by the Bretons or Redguards.
5th May '17 8:26:21 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the once-proud Dunmer (Dark Elves) have been largely driven out of their homeland of Morrowind by the time period ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' takes place in, after a natural disaster and an invasion by the [[TheDogBitesBack previously enslaved]] [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. The Dunmer now live in slums as second class citizens in Nordic cities such as Windhelm.
** In a case of Elves enslaving Elves, the Falmer (Snow Elves) were once slaves of the Dwemer ([[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves]] that happen to be elves), until the Dwemer all mysteriously disappeared. As of ''Skyrim'', they're a non-sentient species that inhabits Dwemer ruins and attack any humanoid that they find.
*** Also on Elves enslaving Elves, allegedly, this is what's going on with the Aldmeri Dominion in Valenwood. The Bosmer (Wood Elves) are second-class citizens in the predominantly Altmer (High Elf) empire. That said, the Thalmor aren't any nicer to Altmer who don't subscribe to their beliefs.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the once-proud Dunmer (Dark Elves) have been largely driven out backstory, in a case of their homeland of Morrowind by Elves enslaving Elves, the time period [[OurElvesAreDifferent Falmer (Snow Elves)]] were once slaves of the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer (Deep Elves or "Dwarves")]], until the Dwemer all [[RiddleForTheAges mysteriously disappeared]]. As of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' takes place in, after a natural disaster and an invasion by the [[TheDogBitesBack previously enslaved]] [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. The Dunmer now live in slums as second class citizens in Nordic cities such as Windhelm.
** In a case of Elves enslaving Elves, the Falmer (Snow Elves) were once slaves of the Dwemer ([[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarves]] that happen to be elves), until the Dwemer all mysteriously disappeared. As of ''Skyrim'', they're
Skyrim]]'', they've [[FuturePrimitive devolved into a non-sentient species species]] that inhabits Dwemer ruins and attack [[AlwaysChaoticEvil attacks any humanoid that they find.
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** The [[BreakTheHaughty once-proud]] [[OurElvesAreDifferent Dunmer (Dark Elves)]] have been almost entirely driven out of Morrowind, their ancestral homeland, following
the Aldmeri Dominion events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', a series of natural disasters, and finally [[TheDogBitesBack the invasion of their]] [[SlaveRevolt former slave race]], the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. Most Dunmer have been forced to resettle on either the inhospitable, barren, frozen island of Solstheim or in Valenwood. The Bosmer (Wood Elves) the slums of Skyrim's Nordic cities, where they are victims of FantasticRacism and are treated as second-class citizens (at best).
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in that while it may not be full blown ''slavery'', the predominantly [[OurElvesAreDifferent Bosmer (Wood Elves)]] are treated as second-class citizens to the Altmer (High Elf) empire. That said, under the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Aldmeri]] [[AntiHumanAlliance Dominion]]. Things became even worse when the extremist Thalmor aren't any nicer rose to power, as they even treat other Altmer who don't as beneath them if [[NoTrueScotsman those Altmer do not subscribe to their beliefs.the beliefs]] of the Thalmor.
16th Apr '17 7:29:30 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Once, the Jadeborn were artificers without peer, every one "born" a genius inventor. When their creator Autochthon, the Great Maker, helped the Exalted and gods overthrow the other [[OurTitansAreDifferent Primordials]], the Jadeborn armed the Exalted with innumerable wonders and incredible artifact weapons. Then, shortly after being installed as the rulers of the world, the Solar Exalted [[UngratefulBastard decided to destroy the Jadeborn]]. They convinced Sol, the new [[TopGod king of Heaven]], that the Jadeborn were somehow a threat to humanity. He gave Autochthon an ultimatum: Geas the Jadeborn into weakness and servitude, or the Exalted would exterminate them all.\\

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': Once, the Jadeborn were artificers without peer, every one "born" a genius inventor. When their creator Autochthon, the Great Maker, helped the Exalted and gods overthrow the other [[OurTitansAreDifferent Primordials]], the Jadeborn armed the Exalted with innumerable wonders and incredible artifact weapons. Then, shortly after being installed as the rulers of the world, the Solar Exalted [[UngratefulBastard decided to destroy the Jadeborn]]. They convinced Sol, the new [[TopGod king of Heaven]], that the Jadeborn were somehow a threat to humanity. He gave Autochthon an ultimatum: Geas geas the Jadeborn into weakness and servitude, or the Exalted would exterminate them all.\\



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' subverted by the Dark Elves who have an entire culture based on enslaving everyone else and are still a fairly strong Empire. Played straight by the Giants, who were once "Sky-Titans" living in mansions on the highest mountains of the world until the migrating Ogres massacred and ate most of them. The few survivors fled and, their population dwindling, they became inbred, stunted and stupid (although they are still humongous) and are often enslaved by Ogres or Orcs and Goblins.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' subverted by the Dark Elves who have an entire culture based on enslaving everyone else and are still a fairly strong Empire. Played straight by the Giants, who ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The Giants were once a powerful race of "Sky-Titans" living in mansions on the highest mountains of the world until the migrating Ogres massacred and ate most of them. The few survivors fled and, their population dwindling, they became inbred, stunted and stupid (although they are still humongous) and are often enslaved by Ogres Ogres, Chaos forces, or Orcs and Goblins.



** And yet, regardless of which choice you make, there are more elves appearing in the sequel - this time, they're enslaved by the anti-magic Imperium, forced to work in the empire's tourist-trap resorts. They've also got a hidden, underground city, but you'll take care of ''that'' minor problem during the course of the game, as well as crushing an uprising of the enslaved elves in the resort-city after you pillage and conquer it.
* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Elves were once an advanced culture, and possessed immortality... Then humans showed up, and everything went straight to hell.

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** And yet, regardless of which choice you make, there are more elves appearing in the sequel - -- this time, they're enslaved by the anti-magic Imperium, forced to work in the empire's tourist-trap resorts. They've also got a hidden, underground city, but you'll take care of ''that'' minor problem during the course of the game, as well as crushing an uprising of the enslaved elves in the resort-city after you pillage and conquer it.
* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Elves were once an advanced culture, and possessed immortality... Then then humans showed up, and everything went straight to hell.



* The Vortigaunts from the VideoGame/HalfLife series are race of wise telepaths and are generally more highly evolved than humans. They are first encountered as group of slaves under the mind control of another alien. By ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', when they are freed, they join forces with humanity and regain their old culture. Their telepathic abilities make them valuable allies.
** ...as does their ability to [[ShockAndAwe shoot lightning.]]

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* The Vortigaunts from the VideoGame/HalfLife series are race of wise telepaths and are generally more highly evolved than humans. They are first encountered as group of slaves under the mind control of another alien. By ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', when they are freed, they join forces with humanity and regain their old culture. Their telepathic abilities make them valuable allies.
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allies, as does their ability to [[ShockAndAwe shoot lightning.]]



* In ''Star Trek Elite Force 2'', the Idryl are essentially this to the Atraxxians.

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* %%* In ''Star Trek Elite Force 2'', the Idryl are essentially this to the Atraxxians.
16th Apr '17 7:22:05 PM Theriocephalus
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* In the brazilian fantasy setting Tormenta the elves were enslaved by minotaurs after their goddess [[spoiler: accepted being enslaved by the minotaur god in exchange form protection.]]

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* In the brazilian Brazilian fantasy setting Tormenta ''Tormenta'', the elves were enslaved by minotaurs after their goddess [[spoiler: accepted being enslaved by the minotaur god in exchange form for protection.]]
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