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4th Dec '16 7:43:21 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** Alternatively, the Elves are the fairies and the role of High Men is filled by the Númenóreans.

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** Alternatively, the Elves are the fairies and the role of High Men is filled by the Númenóreans.


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** If you count Hobbits as an offshoot of Men, then it could be that the Five Races are Ainur (angel- and demon-like shapeshifters to which Gandalf, Sauron, Saruman, and the Balrog belong) are High Men, Elves are Fairy, and Men/Hobbits are mundane.
26th Nov '16 2:53:23 PM DragonRanger
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestX: Waking of the Five Tribes'' features six races:

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestX: Waking of the Five Tribes'' even has this trope in its ''title''. Ironically, it features six races:''six'' races in the setting, but humans are really rare and not an option for CharacterCustomization and so aren't counted:
21st Nov '16 9:32:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''{{Talislanta}}'' game system averted this trope so hard, they even used it in their advertising ("No Elves"). Granted, some of their races do fall into one of the five categories above (for example, [[WingedHumanoid Muses]] are Fairies and [[GadgeteerGenius Yassan]] are Stouts) but with ''several dozen'' species of humanoids available as [=PCs=], that was bound to happen to some of them.

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* The ''{{Talislanta}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Talislanta}}'' game system averted this trope so hard, they even used it in their advertising ("No Elves"). Granted, some of their races do fall into one of the five categories above (for example, [[WingedHumanoid Muses]] are Fairies and [[GadgeteerGenius Yassan]] are Stouts) but with ''several dozen'' species of humanoids available as [=PCs=], that was bound to happen to some of them.
17th Nov '16 8:36:47 AM Iceaura39
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* In Fanfic/EtherealChronicles, the Humans are Mundane, the Dwarves are Stout, the Elves and Aethertech are both High Men, the Michaela are Fairies, and the Nekojin are Cute.
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15th Nov '16 4:14:04 PM frogpatrol
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(Humorously enough, this often means that the Dwarf in the party fills the role of TheBigGuy.) In the role of a SixthRanger, the "sixth species" may be a lost or hidden race, namely there's always a LastOfHisKind or some ancient ruins of the once great species. This set up usually enforces HybridOverkillAvoidance to keep [[CompetitiveBalance the balance]].

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(Humorously enough, (Ironically, this often means that the Dwarf in of the party fills the role of TheBigGuy.) In the role of a SixthRanger, the "sixth species" may be a lost or hidden race, namely there's always a LastOfHisKind or some ancient ruins of the once great species. This set up usually enforces HybridOverkillAvoidance to keep [[CompetitiveBalance the balance]].
15th Nov '16 4:13:06 PM frogpatrol
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* '''Mundane''' ([[HumansAreAverage Human]]): [[AudienceSurrogate What the modern reader most identifies with.]] The least magical race, usually enjoys simple pleasures instead of adventuring, a la Tolkien's {{Hobbits}}. Usually the JackOfAllTrades of the races. This is usually the role cast for humans, unless you have…
* '''High Men''' ([[OurElvesAreBetter High Elf]][=/=][[HumansAreSpecial Human]][=/=][[OurGodsAreDifferent God]]): Usually a historical or [[WitchSpecies fantastic interpretation]] of what humans are or want to be, at least in character. A setting that doesn't have elves as Fairy or High Men simply doesn't have elves. If the {{Precursors}} still exist in a SpeculativeFiction setting, they might fill this role if TheFederation isn't heavily idealized.

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* '''Mundane''' ([[HumansAreAverage Human]]): [[AudienceSurrogate What the modern reader most identifies with.]] The least magical race, usually enjoys simple pleasures instead of adventuring, a la Tolkien's {{Hobbits}}. Usually the JackOfAllTrades of the races. This is usually the a role cast for assigned to humans, unless you have…
* '''High Men''' ([[OurElvesAreBetter High Elf]][=/=][[HumansAreSpecial Human]][=/=][[OurGodsAreDifferent God]]): Usually a historical or [[WitchSpecies fantastic interpretation]] of what humans are or want to be, at least in character. be. A setting that doesn't have without elves as Fairy or High Men simply doesn't will not have elves. If the {{Precursors}} still exist in a SpeculativeFiction setting, they might fill this role if TheFederation isn't heavily idealized.



This doesn't include the various [[AlwaysChaoticEvil "evil races"]] that crop up, though some of those can fit into the above categories as well [[FantasyAxisOfEvil as their own]].

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This doesn't does not include the various [[AlwaysChaoticEvil "evil races"]] that crop up, though some of those can fit into the above categories as well [[FantasyAxisOfEvil as their own]].
30th Oct '16 6:58:14 AM Rakurai
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** Joining these in the Heavensward expansion are the '''Au Ra''', a race of [[DraconicHumanoid dragonkin]] as High Men. The white-scaled '''Auri''' are traditionally from Doma, a country [[{{Wutai}} implied to resemble feudal Japan]]; '''Xaela''' are tribal nomads with black scales, many from warmongering tribes. Further complicating this dynamic is their sexual dimorphism; males can grow as tall as most Elezen and some Roegadyn and are [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy gruff, masculine, and muscular,]] putting them closer to The Stout. Females, on the other hand, can be even shorter than Miqo'te, and are graceful, demure, and composed, putting them closer to The Fairy.

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** Joining these in the Heavensward expansion are the '''Au Ra''', a race of [[DraconicHumanoid dragonkin]] as High Men. The white-scaled '''Auri''' '''Raen''' are traditionally from Doma, a country [[{{Wutai}} implied to resemble feudal Japan]]; '''Xaela''' are tribal nomads with black scales, many from warmongering tribes. Further complicating this dynamic is their sexual dimorphism; males can grow as tall as most Elezen and some Roegadyn and are [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy gruff, masculine, and muscular,]] putting them closer to The Stout. Females, on the other hand, can be even shorter than Miqo'te, and are graceful, demure, and composed, putting them closer to The Fairy.
3rd Oct '16 7:52:37 AM Colossus17
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series typically has about 5 (occasionally 6) races that occasionally change from game to game starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'': Hylians (Mundane), Sheikah (High Men), Gorons (Stout), Zora (Fairy), and Kokiri (Cute with Fairy traits). In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' the Dekus replace the Kokiri. In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' the Zora get replaced with the Rito, and the Deku/Kokiri are replaced by the Koroks.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series typically has about 5 (occasionally 6) races that occasionally change from game to game starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'': Hylians (Mundane), Sheikah Sheikah/Gerudo (High Men), Gorons (Stout), Zora (Fairy), and Kokiri (Cute with Fairy traits). In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' the Dekus replace the Kokiri. In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'' the Zora get replaced with the Rito, and the Deku/Kokiri are replaced by the Koroks.
1st Oct '16 5:12:43 PM iriscal
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** Joining these in the Heavensward expansion are the '''Au Ra''', a race of [[DraconicHumanoid dragonkin]] as High Men. The white-scaled '''Auri''' are traditionally from Doma, a country [[{{Wutai}} implied to resemble feudal Japan]]; '''Xaela''' are tribal nomads with black scales, many from warmongering tribes. Further complicating this dynamic is their sexual dimorphism; males can grow as tall as most Elezen and some Roegadyn and are [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy gruff, masculine, and muscular,]] putting them closer to The Stout. Females, on the other hand, can be even shorter than Miqo'te, and are graceful, demure, and composed, putting them closer to The Fairy.
19th Sep '16 4:07:23 PM Azure012
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'':
** Mundane: The Almain are basically ordinary humans. They are typified by a love of peace and order and encompass the bulk of the non-elf population of the setting.
** Stout: The Varani are typically travelers, pirates, merchants and thieves who live by their wits, but otherwise fit the role perfectly and are described as "Strong. Enduring. Weathered."
** The High men: The Ljosalfar and Dokkalfar share this. While the Ljosalfar are the regal, [[CantArgueWithElves snobby]] High Men who lead the charge against the evil army of the setting, their cousins the Dokkalfar are the studious and diplomatic race more prone to manipulation than direct aggression.
** Fairy: The Fae. They've existed since long before any of the mortal (read:playable) races and are likened by some [=NPCs=] to be akin to forces of nature and/or [[PhysicalGod gods]]. The truth is more that they are people with a bit of BlueAndOrangeMorality who cannot truly be killed due to the fact that when they die, they simply reincarnate and live out the exact same lives they did before.
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