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25th Sep '16 3:29:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** Finally, Tremere and Nosferatu are Crafty, the former being human [[MageTheAscension Mages]] artificially turned into vampires and using BloodMagic instead of core Disciplines, and the latter as a Clan of vampire hackers and spies.

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** Finally, Tremere and Nosferatu are Crafty, the former being human [[MageTheAscension [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Mages]] artificially turned into vampires and using BloodMagic instead of core Disciplines, and the latter as a Clan of vampire hackers and spies.
5th Aug '16 5:26:26 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Humanoid - Grunts, Brutes to some extent.
** Eldritch - Elites before their HeelFaceTurn, [[ZombieApocalypse The Flood]].
** Crafty - Jackals, [[HiveMind Drones]].

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** Humanoid - Grunts, Brutes to some extent.
Elites.
** Eldritch - Elites before their HeelFaceTurn, [[ZombieApocalypse The Flood]].
** Crafty - Jackals, [[HiveMind [[InsectoidAliens Drones]].
20th Jul '16 1:54:41 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Consult, ''Literature/TheSecondApocalypse'':

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* The Consult, ''Literature/TheSecondApocalypse'':''Literature/SecondApocalypse'':
12th Jul '16 7:07:47 PM MasterGhandalf
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* The Consult, ''Literature/TheSecondApocalypse'':
** Savage: [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Sranc]] and [[GiantMook Bashrags]]
** Eldritch: [[AliensAreBastards Inchoroi]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Wracu]]
** Fallen: [[OurElvesAreBetter Nonmen]] [[TheFogOfAges Erratics]]
** Humanoid: Human members of the Consult
** Crafty: [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Skin-spies]]
13th Jun '16 4:24:09 PM ElectroKraken
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** The "bad guy" sides races to fit loosely within this trope with certain twists. Of course calling them an axis might be inaccurate as most rarely work with each other, even within the broad categories laid out here.

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** The "bad guy" sides side's races to fit loosely within this trope with certain twists. Of course calling them an axis might be inaccurate as most rarely work with each other, even within the broad categories laid out here.
2nd Jun '16 2:13:20 PM Kingler
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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', as a [[FantasyKitchenSink mishmash of fantasy and sci-fi elements]], has its own set:
** Savage: The [[MultiArmedandDangerous Shokan]] and [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Tarkata]] both fit, depending [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor on the Shokans' mood]]. Basically, the larger and more reasonable Shokan are Warcraft Orcs, while the vicious and simple-minded Tarkata are Tolkien Orcs.
** Eldritch: [[{{Hell}} Netherrealm]] demons. Some are monstrous ogres, like [[{{Youkai}} Moloch]]. Some are humanoid sorcerers, like [[{{Necromancer}} Quan Chi]]. All of them are very mean.
** Humanoid: While there are tons of evil humans in ''MK'', [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs]] are generally hostile and (like most human heroes) eschew magic for technology. [[JustifiedTrope The cyborg creation process often robs the victim of free will]], but even characters with mere bionic upgrades tend to be psychotic.
** Fallen: Edenians fill the role of typical fantasy Elves, with millennia-long lifespans, magical talent, impossible beauty and [[{{Stripperiffic}} a love for showing skin]]. While evil ones tend to be solitary, they are almost always manipulative and arrogant enough to fit the Fallen bill.
** Crafty: [[LizardFolk Saurians]] are a dying race who tend to hide in--and strike from--the shadows using their camouflage and shapeshifting abilities. While not cute, they do tend to be [[TheWoobie pitiable]].
8th May '16 8:13:26 PM Theriocephalus
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* '''Crafty''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]], villainous RatMen): Small, numerous and often smart and cunning, otherwise they wouldn't still be around. These buggers are usually the most technically inclined group, with [[DeathTrap trap-filled]] lairs and warren-like fortresses but still tend to use ZergRush tactics. Often UglyCute. Counterpart to the Cute, of course.

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* '''Crafty''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]], villainous RatMen): sometimes [[RatMen Rat Man]]): Small, numerous and often smart and cunning, otherwise they wouldn't still be around. These buggers are usually the most technically inclined group, with [[DeathTrap trap-filled]] lairs and warren-like fortresses but still tend to use ZergRush tactics. Often UglyCute. Counterpart to the Cute, of course.
8th May '16 8:12:22 PM Theriocephalus
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* '''Crafty''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]]): Small, numerous and often smart and cunning, otherwise they wouldn't still be around. These buggers are usually the most technically inclined group, with [[DeathTrap trap-filled]] lairs and warren-like fortresses but still tend to use ZergRush tactics. Often UglyCute. Counterpart to the Cute, of course.

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* '''Crafty''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]]): Goblin]], villainous RatMen): Small, numerous and often smart and cunning, otherwise they wouldn't still be around. These buggers are usually the most technically inclined group, with [[DeathTrap trap-filled]] lairs and warren-like fortresses but still tend to use ZergRush tactics. Often UglyCute. Counterpart to the Cute, of course.
2nd May '16 9:17:56 AM Theriocephalus
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** Tauren: Savage, but in looks only
** Undead: Eldritch
** Blood Elves: Fallen

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** Tauren: Savage, but in looks only
only.
** Undead: Eldritch
Eldritch.
** Blood Elves: FallenFallen.



** Trolls: A hybrid of Crafty, Savage (their [[TheBerserker Berserkers]] and style of fighting)

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** Trolls: A hybrid of Crafty, Savage (their [[TheBerserker Berserkers]] and style of fighting)fighting).



** Humans: Humanoid
** Night Elves: Fallen
** Gnomes: Crafty
** Draenei: Eldritch
** Worgen: Savage

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** Humans: Humanoid
Humanoid.
** Night Elves: Fallen
Fallen.
** Gnomes: Crafty
Crafty.
** Draenei: Eldritch
Eldritch.
** Worgen: SavageSavage.



** Savage - Brutes, Hunters

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** Savage - Brutes, HuntersHunters.



** Crafty - Jackals, [[HiveMind Drones]]

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** Crafty - Jackals, [[HiveMind Drones]]Drones]].



* VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI The original/RotZ era beastmen fit this, barring the new types in the further expansions.
** Savage: Orcs, duh. Sahagins are an aquatic version of orcs for the most part.

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* VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI The original/RotZ original/[=RotZ=] era beastmen fit this, barring the new types in the further expansions.
** Savage: Orcs, duh.as usual. Sahagins are an aquatic version of orcs for the most part.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', there are
** Savage: Creepers, the now-deleted giants
** Eldritch: Endermen, Ghasts
** Humanoid: Zombies
** Fallen: Skeletons
** Crafty: Slimes, Spiders

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', there are
are:
** Savage: Creepers, the now-deleted giants
giants.
** Eldritch: Endermen, Ghasts
Ghasts.
** Humanoid: Zombies
Zombies.
** Fallen: Skeletons
Skeletons.
** Crafty: Slimes, SpidersSpiders.



** Savage: Deathclaws, Super Mutants

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** Savage: Deathclaws, Super MutantsMutants.



** Savage: Trolls, Ogres, [[spoiler: Falmer]]
** Eldritch: Daedric Princes, Dragons
** Humanoid: Daedra worshipers and minor Daedra, Bandits
** Fallen: Vampires, Thalmor
** Crafty: Goblins and Rieklings

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** Savage: Trolls, Ogres, [[spoiler: Falmer]]
Falmer]].
** Eldritch: Daedric Princes, Dragons
Dragons.
** Humanoid: Daedra worshipers and minor Daedra, Bandits
bandits.
** Fallen: Vampires, Thalmor
Thalmor .
** Crafty: Goblins and RieklingsRieklings.



*** Humanoid: The Exile Humans
*** Fallen: The Mordesh
*** Savage: The Granok
*** Crafty: The Aurin

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*** Humanoid: The Exile Humans
Humans.
*** Fallen: The Mordesh
Mordesh.
*** Savage: The Granok
Granok.
*** Crafty: The AurinAurin.



*** Humanoid: The Cassians
*** Savage: The Draken
*** Fallen: The Mechari
*** Crafty: The Chua

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*** Humanoid: The Cassians
Cassians.
*** Savage: The Draken
Draken.
*** Fallen: The Mechari
Mechari.
*** Crafty: The ChuaChua.



** Humanoid: [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins.]] Murderous demon-worshipers (and [[InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers babysnatchers]]) with ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. Usually considered counterparts to the humans or dwarves.
** Crafty: Kobolds. Usually interpreted as UglyCute, they're very sneaky and regularly harass fortress by trying to steal anything they can get their hands on. Also Savage to an extent, as they're the most primitive of the above-ground civilizations.
** Savage: Subterranean animal-people. They live underground in scattered camps, and usually respond to a dwarf mining into their cavern with a volley of blowdarts.
** Eldritch: ''Plenty''. [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], [[OurMonstersAreWeird randomly generated]] and obscenely powerful, live in Hell, waiting to be released and [[TheLegionsOfHell invade the world]], when not found leading goblin or human civilizations [[note]] ruling goblins through brute strength and humans through {{God Guise}}s[[/note]]. [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] and [[DugTooDeep Forgotten Beasts]] also exist, and are likewise randomly generated and hostile, although angels are strictly sedentary and Forgotten Beasts very rare. TheUndead are also present, whether as hordes of zombies sent by {{necromancer}}s to swarm fortresses, intelligent, [[OmnicidalManiac life-hating]] husks animated by evil weather, or more unique ghosts and [[{{Mummy}} mummies]]. Finally, there are the Night Creatures, a catchall term for lesser horrors such as [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight boogeymen]],[[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent werebeasts]], and Night Trolls that kidnap non-goblins and [[BalefulPolymorph turn them into mates]]. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Depending on how you look at it]], the player may count, too.

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** Humanoid: '''Humanoid''': [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins.]] Murderous demon-worshipers (and [[InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers babysnatchers]]) with ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. Usually considered counterparts to the humans or dwarves.
** Crafty: '''Crafty''': Kobolds. Usually interpreted as UglyCute, they're very sneaky and regularly harass fortress by trying to steal anything they can get their hands on. Also Savage to an extent, as they're the most primitive of the above-ground civilizations.
** Savage: '''Savage''': Subterranean animal-people. They live underground in scattered camps, and usually respond to a dwarf mining into their cavern with a volley of blowdarts.
** Eldritch: '''Eldritch''': ''Plenty''. [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], [[OurMonstersAreWeird randomly generated]] and obscenely powerful, live in Hell, waiting to be released and [[TheLegionsOfHell invade the world]], when not found leading goblin or human civilizations [[note]] ruling goblins through brute strength and humans through {{God Guise}}s[[/note]]. [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] and [[DugTooDeep Forgotten Beasts]] also exist, and are likewise randomly generated and hostile, although angels are strictly sedentary and Forgotten Beasts very rare. TheUndead are also present, whether as hordes of zombies sent by {{necromancer}}s to swarm fortresses, intelligent, [[OmnicidalManiac life-hating]] husks animated by evil weather, or more unique ghosts and [[{{Mummy}} mummies]]. Finally, there are the Night Creatures, a catchall term for lesser horrors such as [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight boogeymen]],[[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent werebeasts]], and Night Trolls that kidnap non-goblins and [[BalefulPolymorph turn them into mates]]. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Depending on how you look at it]], the player may count, too.



** Eldritch: Demons

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** Eldritch: DemonsDemons, shapeless {{Energy Being}}s that feed on {{mana}} -- souls, essentially -- and can [[DemonicPossession possess]] mana-using creatures, horrifically warping their bodies in the process.



** Fallen: Ver'drowender such as [[http://www.drowtales.com/worldsettingarchive.php?id=51 Nether summoners]], and their [[http://www.drowtales.com/worldsettingarchive.php?id=58 Drowussu counterparts]].

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** Fallen: Ver'drowender Ver'drowendar such as [[http://www.drowtales.com/worldsettingarchive.php?id=51 Nether summoners]], and their [[http://www.drowtales.com/worldsettingarchive.php?id=58 Drowussu counterparts]].



** Savage: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] are big, aggressive and brutish beings, with a culture composed almost entirely of violent frat boy stereotypes and near-animalistic Smaug-type loners. Most of the other types of monsters from the [[LostWoods Everfree Forest]] count as this, for similar reasons.
** Eldritch: [[{{Wendigo}} Windigos]], [[UncannyValley vaguely pony-like]] ice spirits who spread [[AnIcePerson ice]] and [[WeatherManipulation storms]] and [[EmotionEater feed on hate.]]
** Humanoid: [[ALoadOfBull The bison]] appeared to be this, as generic antagonists with little besides looks and culture to separate them from ponies, but it turned out [[GreyAndGreyMorality they are not exactly evil]] and eventually they learned to co-exist peacefully with the settler ponies.
** Fallen: [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Changelings]], shapeshifters who use their powers to replace and impersonate ponies and infiltrate target societies. Their powers, [[EmotionEater love-eating habits]] and bug-like appearance give them shades of the Eldritch.
** Crafty: [[TunnelKing Diamond Dogs]], who live in maze-like underground warrens and kidnap ponies [[MadeASlave to dig gems for them.]] Attacks tend to be answered with confusion tactics and swarms of {{Mooks}}.

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** Savage: '''Savage''': [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] are big, aggressive and brutish beings, with a culture composed almost entirely of violent frat boy stereotypes and near-animalistic Smaug-type loners. Most of the other types of monsters from the [[LostWoods Everfree Forest]] count as this, for similar reasons.
** Eldritch: '''Eldritch''': [[{{Wendigo}} Windigos]], [[UncannyValley vaguely pony-like]] ice spirits who spread [[AnIcePerson ice]] and [[WeatherManipulation storms]] and [[EmotionEater feed on hate.]]
** Humanoid: '''Humanoid''': [[ALoadOfBull The bison]] appeared to be this, as generic antagonists with little besides looks and culture to separate them from ponies, but it turned out [[GreyAndGreyMorality they are not exactly evil]] and eventually they learned to co-exist peacefully with the settler ponies.
** Fallen: '''Fallen''': [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Changelings]], shapeshifters who use their powers to replace and impersonate ponies and infiltrate target societies. Their powers, [[EmotionEater love-eating habits]] and bug-like appearance give them shades of the Eldritch.
** Crafty: '''Crafty''': [[TunnelKing Diamond Dogs]], who live in maze-like underground warrens and kidnap ponies [[MadeASlave to dig gems for them.]] Attacks tend to be answered with confusion tactics and swarms of {{Mooks}}.
2nd May '16 8:58:50 AM Theriocephalus
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* Savage ([[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]], [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogre]], occasionally [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Troll]] or [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giant]]): Big, tough, and [[DumbMuscle usually not particularly bright]], these lot are generally a race of TheBrute. May have a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race]] or NobleSavage bent if cast sympathetically. Counterpart to the Stout.
* Eldritch ([[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demon]], [[TheUndead Undead]]): Powerful, dangerous and inherently magical, these are often the most frightening and inhuman race. They may have the most [[OurMonstersAreDifferent variety]] within them. Counterpart to the Fairy.
* Humanoid ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Hobgoblin]], BeastMan, sometimes orcs): Effectively humans, with a similar society and capabilities, but stranger looking and often foreign. Sometimes just [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans themselves]]. Counterpart to Mundane.
* Fallen ([[TheFairFolk Dark Elf]]): [[EvilIsSexy Good looking]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] jerks who are downright proud of it. Usually live underground or in some other well-hidden area, specialise in stealth, sneakiness and ruthlessness. Dark mirror of the High Men. Like High Men, they're the most likely to be absent from the FantasyAxisOfEvil. An alternate depiction of the Fallen is as propagandists and diplomats of the Axis, whose mission is depicting the Dark Lord "with a human face" to unsuspecting schmucks (it's, of course, patently untrue, because the Fallen are still conniving, lying bastards).
* Crafty ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]]): Small, numerous and often smart and cunning, otherwise they wouldn't still be around. These buggers are usually the most technically inclined group, with [[DeathTrap trap-filled]] lairs and warren-like fortresses but still tend to use ZergRush tactics. Often UglyCute. Counterpart to the Cute, of course.

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* Savage '''Savage''' ([[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]], [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogre]], occasionally [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Troll]] or [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giant]]): Big, tough, and [[DumbMuscle usually not particularly bright]], these lot are generally a race of TheBrute. May have a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud {{Proud Warrior Race]] Race|Guy}} or NobleSavage bent if cast sympathetically. Counterpart to the Stout.
Stout. When present in ScienceFiction settings, the Savage is usually a hostile alien {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} or a population technologically backwards primitives, whether aliens or a LostColony.
* Eldritch '''Eldritch''' ([[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demon]], [[TheUndead Undead]]): Powerful, dangerous and inherently magical, these are often the most frightening and inhuman race. They may have the most [[OurMonstersAreDifferent variety]] within them. Counterpart to the Fairy.
Fairy. In ScienceFiction settings, this role is usually taken by hostile StarfishAliens or the local HordeOfAlienLocusts.
* Humanoid '''Humanoid''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Hobgoblin]], BeastMan, sometimes orcs): Effectively humans, with a similar society and capabilities, but stranger looking and often foreign. Sometimes just [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans themselves]]. Counterpart to Mundane.
* Fallen '''Fallen''' ([[TheFairFolk Dark Elf]]): [[EvilIsSexy Good looking]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] jerks who are downright proud of it. Usually live underground or in some other well-hidden area, specialise in stealth, sneakiness and ruthlessness. Dark mirror of the High Men. Like High Men, they're the most likely to be absent from the FantasyAxisOfEvil. An alternate depiction of the Fallen is as propagandists and diplomats of the Axis, whose mission is depicting the Dark Lord "with a human face" to unsuspecting schmucks (it's, of course, patently untrue, because the Fallen are still conniving, lying bastards).
* Crafty '''Crafty''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]]): Small, numerous and often smart and cunning, otherwise they wouldn't still be around. These buggers are usually the most technically inclined group, with [[DeathTrap trap-filled]] lairs and warren-like fortresses but still tend to use ZergRush tactics. Often UglyCute. Counterpart to the Cute, of course.
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