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9th Aug '16 11:27:57 PM PaulA
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* In the ''{{Dragaera}}'' novels written by Steven Brust, Easterners, who are identical to real-world humans, are sometimes called "dwarfs" by the tall, elf-like Dragaerans. Easterner society is based on medieval Eastern Europe rather than anything resembling Celtic or Nordic. The Serioli come a bit closer, living underground and forging powerful magical weapons, but are otherwise completely different.

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* In the ''{{Dragaera}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels written by Steven Brust, Easterners, who are identical to real-world humans, are sometimes called "dwarfs" by the tall, elf-like Dragaerans. Easterner society is based on medieval Eastern Europe rather than anything resembling Celtic or Nordic. The Serioli come a bit closer, living underground and forging powerful magical weapons, but are otherwise completely different.
6th Aug '16 9:46:04 AM MagnusForce
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* Dwarves in ''Literature/TheSpiderwickChronicles'' resemble much like most depictions, but draw more from their depictions in European fairy lore. They are entirely subterranean (they can't stand bright light), reproduce by carving others of their kind from stone, and are miners and craftsmen. However, their centuries-long lifespans means they greatly pity the shorter-lived beings and try to improve on nature with mechanical replicas or preserving living beings in glass coffins for immortal slumber. They serve as the antagonists of the 4th book in the original series, under Mulgarath's orders.
30th Jul '16 12:59:23 PM nombretomado
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* DavidWeber's [[TheWarGods Bahzell]] trilogy has dwarves. Heavy emphasis on mining and living underground, technology better than anyone else's, and an absurd emphasis on family and clan that no other race can even follow.

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* DavidWeber's [[TheWarGods Creator/DavidWeber's [[Literature/TheWarGods Bahzell]] trilogy has dwarves. Heavy emphasis on mining and living underground, technology better than anyone else's, and an absurd emphasis on family and clan that no other race can even follow.
25th Jul '16 2:17:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DelveDeeper''. It's played mostly for laughs, but they're about as generic as it gets.

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* ''DelveDeeper''.''VideoGame/DelveDeeper''. It's played mostly for laughs, but they're about as generic as it gets.
24th Jul '16 12:55:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Rift}}'''s dwarves seem to be rather more inclined towards magic use than the usual, and don't always have beards. Also, the women are [[CutesyDwarf ridiculously cute]].
* The dwarves in {{Diggles}} are a bit skinny and less grumpy, but borrow heavily from the dwarf stereotype.

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* ''{{Rift}}'''s ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'''s dwarves seem to be rather more inclined towards magic use than the usual, and don't always have beards. Also, the women are [[CutesyDwarf ridiculously cute]].
* The dwarves in {{Diggles}} ''VideoGame/{{Diggles}}'' are a bit skinny and less grumpy, but borrow heavily from the dwarf stereotype.
21st Jun '16 9:51:24 AM Quanyails
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', where dwarves are 7-foot tall miners. They are all the same, but not like dwarves in other fantasy fiction.

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* Averted Subverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', where dwarves are 7-foot tall miners. They are all the same, but not like dwarves in other fantasy fiction.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', the Dwarves are short, live in mined out caves, are the major source of ore (aside from the players), are extremely fond of beer and kebabs, and pretty much the only way you can tell it's gender are whether it has a beard and/or helmet or not.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'', the Dwarves are short, live in mined out mined-out caves, are the major source of ore (aside from the players), are extremely fond of beer and kebabs, and pretty much the only way you can tell it's gender are whether it has a beard and/or helmet or not.
21st Jun '16 9:49:33 AM Quanyails
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Oh, and one more thing: ''don't'' mention the [[ElvesVsDwarves Elves]].
17th Jun '16 10:38:58 PM nombretomado
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* Likely influenced by ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons,'' the dwarves that appear in Creator/RaymondEFeist's ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Riftwar Cycle]]'' follow this trope.

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* Likely influenced by ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons,'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons,'' the dwarves that appear in Creator/RaymondEFeist's ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Riftwar Cycle]]'' follow this trope.
4th Jun '16 8:16:17 PM gewunomox
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* Dwarves in [[PolishMedia Polish comedy-fantasy comic book series]] [[LilIPut Lil i Put]] ([[PunnyName Lil and Put]]) are mostly standard with *big* emphasis on being barbaric, loud, violent, self-righteous brutes with large [[FantasticRacism (if not sadistic and fanatic) bigotry]] toward [[ElvesVersusDwarves elves]]. The do enjoy a good sing-a-long...

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* Dwarves in [[PolishMedia Polish comedy-fantasy comic book series]] [[LilIPut Lil ''Lil i Put]] Put'' ([[PunnyName Lil and Put]]) are mostly standard with *big* emphasis on being barbaric, loud, violent, self-righteous brutes with large [[FantasticRacism (if not sadistic and fanatic) bigotry]] toward [[ElvesVersusDwarves elves]]. The do enjoy a good sing-a-long...
18th May '16 9:59:03 PM kikiandlala
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* Very very averted in Andy Remic's ''The Blood Dragon Empire'' series where the Harborym Dwarves, while physically the standard Fantasy Dwarf, have some very big cultural differences from the standard mould. Firstly their religion is called the Church of Hate, that in itself speaks volumes. They do practice mining and consider it an important job, but not really that much more important than other jobs. The biggest difference however is that they enslave humans, torture them for entertainment, and treat them as disposable miners, food for their captive Dragons, or sex slaves. Each of the Dwarf characters in the series is either evil or just uncaring; the main Dwarf character is a twisted and spiteful hunchback who tortures innocent people because he can and forces young female Dwarfs into his bed, another is a rapist with a fetish for human women, another is a torturer whose sheer sadism would impress [[Literature/TheFirstLaw Sand dan Glokta]], and another is a King quite prepared to have families murdered to tie up loose ends and who believes that he is a God.

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* Very very averted in Andy Remic's ''The Blood Dragon Empire'' series where the Harborym Dwarves, while physically the standard Fantasy Dwarf, have some very big cultural differences from the standard mould. Firstly their religion is called the Church of Hate, that in itself speaks volumes. They do practice mining and consider it an important job, but not really that much more important than other jobs. The biggest difference however is that they enslave humans, torture them for entertainment, and treat them as disposable miners, food for their captive Dragons, or sex slaves. Each of the Dwarf characters in the series is either evil or just uncaring; the main Dwarf character is a twisted and spiteful hunchback who tortures innocent people because he can and forces young female Dwarfs into his bed, another is a rapist with a fetish for human women, another is a torturer whose sheer sadism would impress [[Literature/TheFirstLaw Sand dan Glokta]], and another is a King quite prepared to have families murdered to tie up loose ends and who believes that he is a God. Additionally, outside of a hardcore few, the Harborym Dwarves don't have the fanatical courage typical of the standard dwarf. They're a lyin', cheatin' bunch of cowardly bullies who whimper and grovel once their victims start kicking their asses.
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