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27th May '16 9:44:27 PM Quanyails
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** 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 nonsentient 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 pre-dominantly Altmer (High Elf) empire. That said, the Thalmor aren't any nicer to Altmer who don't subscribe to their beliefs.
* In Star Trek Elite Force 2, the Idryl are essentially this to the Atraxxians.

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** 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, ''Skyrim'', they're a nonsentient 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 pre-dominantly predominantly Altmer (High Elf) empire. That said, the Thalmor aren't any nicer to Altmer who don't subscribe to their beliefs.
* In Star ''Star Trek Elite Force 2, 2'', the Idryl are essentially this to the Atraxxians.
27th May '16 9:43:48 PM Quanyails
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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Elves were once an advanced culture, and possessed immortality... Then humans showed up, and everything went straight to hell. By the time the game takes place, a few of the remaining elves live in savage, nomadic tribes in the deep woods, trying to keep the last few shreds of their culture alive - while the majority of them live amongst humans, where they're considered second-class citizens, relegated to slum-like 'Alienages', and mostly restricted to menial jobs such as being servants and messengers. However depending on decisions you make in the game, you can improve the situation for them, [[EarnYourHappyEnding if only by a bit.]]

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Elves were once an advanced culture, and possessed immortality... Then humans showed up, and everything went straight to hell. By the time the game takes place, a few of the remaining elves live in savage, nomadic tribes in the deep woods, trying to keep the last few shreds of their culture alive - while alive--while the majority of them live amongst humans, where they're considered second-class citizens, relegated to slum-like 'Alienages', and mostly restricted to menial jobs such as being servants and messengers. However depending on decisions you make in the game, you can improve the situation for them, [[EarnYourHappyEnding if only by a bit.]]
22nd Nov '15 3:29:47 PM Piando
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* In ''DragonBall'' the three remaining Saiyans (outside the films and excluding Goku)are the 'elves' enslaved to Frieza and the latter's Planet Trade Organization.

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* In ''DragonBall'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' the three remaining Saiyans (outside the films and excluding Goku)are the 'elves' enslaved to Frieza [[GalacticConqueror Frieza]]q and the latter's Planet Trade Organization.



* In ''TheWitcher'' (at least in the books), Elves were once a noble and proud race, before humans came. At the time of the books humans threaten them, with parallels to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything European oppression of Native Americans]] in RealLife. And in last book [[spoiler: we can see a proud clan that escaped to another dimension to escape the fate of their fellow elves]].

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* In ''TheWitcher'' ''Literature/TheWitcher'' (at least in the books), Elves were once a noble and proud race, before humans came. At the time of the books humans threaten them, with parallels to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything European oppression of Native Americans]] in RealLife. And in last book [[spoiler: we can see a proud clan that escaped to another dimension to escape the fate of their fellow elves]].



* The Sithi from the ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series effectively ruled the entire continent of Osten Ard until the humans came and warred upon them. The few remaining Sithi have isolated themselves from the rest of the world, and though they are not slaves, their race is a shadow of its former glory. The BigBad of the series is a former Sithi prince who died in a war with the humans and now wishes to return to life.

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* The Sithi from the ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series effectively ruled the entire continent of Osten Ard until the humans came and warred upon them. The few remaining Sithi have isolated themselves from the rest of the world, and though they are not slaves, their race is a shadow of its former glory. The BigBad of the series is a former Sithi prince who died in a war with the humans and now wishes to return to life.



* On ''{{Series/Defiance}}'', the dwarf-like Liberata were once a race of greedy, powerful bankers. When the Votan homeworlds fell apart and everyone was forced to migrate to Earth, the Liberata lost all their wealth and power, and most of them are now stuck as domestic workers.

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* On ''{{Series/Defiance}}'', ''Series/{{Defiance}}'', the dwarf-like Liberata were once a race of greedy, powerful bankers. When the Votan homeworlds fell apart and everyone was forced to migrate to Earth, the Liberata lost all their wealth and power, and most of them are now stuck as domestic workers.
12th Nov '15 6:04:51 AM Prfnoff
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* The elves from the ''{{Deverry}}'' series once lived in grand cities, but after their cities' destruction, they have been reduced to nomadic tribes in the grasslands of the Westland. They have lost much of their lore and are explicitly noted to have a shorter lifespan than their ancestors.

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* The elves from the ''{{Deverry}}'' ''Literature/{{Deverry}}'' series once lived in grand cities, but after their cities' destruction, they have been reduced to nomadic tribes in the grasslands of the Westland. They have lost much of their lore and are explicitly noted to have a shorter lifespan than their ancestors.
16th Oct '15 8:11:50 PM nombretomado
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* That´s a central point of the original ''PlanetOfTheApes'' and even stronger in its remake. [[spoiler: Somehow, in the third and fourth sequel of the original you can argue that this trope appears in some way too.]]

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* That´s a central point of the original ''PlanetOfTheApes'' ''Film/{{Planet of the Apes|1968}}'' and even stronger in [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 its remake. remake]]. [[spoiler: Somehow, in the third [[Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes third]] and [[Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes fourth sequel sequel]] of the original you can argue that this trope appears in some way too.]]
28th Sep '15 4:06:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Nonmen from R. Scott Bakker's SecondApocalypse series.

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* The Nonmen from R. Scott Bakker's SecondApocalypse series.''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' series are vaguely elf-like. THey have been reduced to madness and their civilization shattered after they received immortality and suffered a {{Gendercide}}.
30th Mar '15 10:07:12 AM nombretomado
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* In the backstory of ''EscapeVelocity Nova'', the Vell-os telepaths were at war for fifty years with the Colonial Council before the Vell-os surrendered to stop the bloodshed. The ensuing Carthaginian peace saw the Vell-os enslaved and their worlds [[EarthShatteringKaboom blasted into space debris]].

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* In the backstory of ''EscapeVelocity ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity Nova'', the Vell-os telepaths were at war for fifty years with the Colonial Council before the Vell-os surrendered to stop the bloodshed. The ensuing Carthaginian peace saw the Vell-os enslaved and their worlds [[EarthShatteringKaboom blasted into space debris]].
6th Mar '15 3:10:18 PM TheNoun
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** [[spoiler: In short, [[OurElvesAreBetter Ancient]] elves were jerk with castes who enslaved other elves and destroy themselves by CivilWar, not by human aggression. Presently, they were enslaved by humans instead. The conditions of the enslaved elves is not much different by some comments.]] Most elves they still clinged to the culture that they no longer remember, instead of try something new. Not helping their case. Humans will have the prejudices, but stil at least they can try. But most of them don't.

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** [[spoiler: ''Inquisition'' reveals ancient elven civilization to have not been much better than the Tevinter Imperium, complete with enslavement of other elves. Their civilization was also destroyed by civil war, and not by invading humans as was believed, though the humans did capitalize on said civil war by enslaving the surviving elves. In short, [[OurElvesAreBetter Ancient]] elves were jerk with castes who enslaved other elves and destroy themselves by CivilWar, not by human aggression. Presently, basically everything anyone (including the Dalish) thought they were enslaved by humans instead. The conditions of the enslaved elves is not much different by some comments.]] Most elves they still clinged to the culture that they no longer remember, instead of try something new. Not helping their case. Humans will have the prejudices, but stil at least they can try. But most of them don't.knew about elven history was wrong.]]
27th Feb '15 12:00:10 PM SeptimusHeap
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* This is one of the hallmarks of the DarkSun campaign setting for DungeonsAndDragons. Overuse of magic has turned the world into a desert wasteland, leaving many of the races as pale shadows of their former selves. Dwarves no longer have their own lands and cities but do reasonably well among humans. Elves are nomads and raiders. Halflings are savage cannibals. Gnomes are extinct. (So are most of the savage races, like orcs, goblins, kobolds, ogres, lizard men, and trolls, all exterminated in the Cleansing Wars by the sorcerer king Rajaat.)
* In the updated adaptation of the original ''{{Dragonlance}}'' modules produced for TSR's 25th anniversary, the players can get some additional insight into what the evil green dragon Cyan Bloodbane really wants when he corrupts the elven kingdom of Silvanesti and turns it into a twisted nightmare. The heroes can meet a brood of illusionary green dragons who are being tended to by their elven slaves. The oldest dragon claims that Cyan is converting the forest back to the way it used to be when the green dragons ruled over it, before the elves rebelled and drove the dragons away. Now the dragons are returning things back to the "rightful" order of things.

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* This is one of the hallmarks of the DarkSun campaign setting for DungeonsAndDragons.''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Overuse of magic has turned the world into a desert wasteland, leaving many of the races as pale shadows of their former selves. Dwarves no longer have their own lands and cities but do reasonably well among humans. Elves are nomads and raiders. Halflings are savage cannibals. Gnomes are extinct. (So are most of the savage races, like orcs, goblins, kobolds, ogres, lizard men, and trolls, all exterminated in the Cleansing Wars by the sorcerer king Rajaat.)
* In the updated adaptation of the original ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' modules produced for TSR's 25th anniversary, the players can get some additional insight into what the evil green dragon Cyan Bloodbane really wants when he corrupts the elven kingdom of Silvanesti and turns it into a twisted nightmare. The heroes can meet a brood of illusionary green dragons who are being tended to by their elven slaves. The oldest dragon claims that Cyan is converting the forest back to the way it used to be when the green dragons ruled over it, before the elves rebelled and drove the dragons away. Now the dragons are returning things back to the "rightful" order of things.
22nd Feb '15 8:47:14 AM TheUnsquished
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* In [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/030805 this]] ''SluggyFreelance'' strip we see that the [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed "Neebler" cookie elves]] have been slaves to the "Babisco" corporation since the company [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything bought the tree they lived in with some shiny beads]].

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* In [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/030805 this]] ''SluggyFreelance'' ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip we see that the [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed "Neebler" cookie elves]] have been slaves to the "Babisco" corporation since the company [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything bought the tree they lived in with some shiny beads]].
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