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8th Jun '17 10:00:20 PM nombretomado
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* The Takisians of Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''WildCards'' are short, long-lived, pretty, flamboyant, posturing, smug, and have "magic" in the form of PsychicPowers and OrganicTechnology. Their warships even look like colorful seashells. SpaceElves in all but name.

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* The Takisians of Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''WildCards'' ''Literature/WildCards'' are short, long-lived, pretty, flamboyant, posturing, smug, and have "magic" in the form of PsychicPowers and OrganicTechnology. Their warships even look like colorful seashells. SpaceElves in all but name.
4th Jun '17 3:58:36 PM Archimedes
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* Averted in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Vaarsuvius spends a fair amount of time being arrogant and lecturing people in as polysyllabic a way as s/he can think of, but genuinely seems to care for people, clearly isn't always right, and [[spoiler: recently got suckered in a big way by a trio of fiends]]. Furthermore, V's arrogance isn't from hir elvenhood, but more of being a very skilled wizard (the strip does oftne poke fun at how arcane spellcasters view themselves as invincable for their knowledge, such as Roy's father.) The only thing that comes close to this trope was V's mention about how [[AmbiguousGender hir]] noble elven metabolism is so efficient that V only has so concern hirself with such base needs as going to the bathroom every few weeks. Which frustrated anyone who wanted to know what sex V was when they arrived at a bathroom.

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* Averted in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Vaarsuvius spends a fair amount of time being arrogant and lecturing people in as polysyllabic a way as s/he can think of, but genuinely seems to care for people, clearly isn't always right, and [[spoiler: recently got suckered in a big way by a trio of fiends]]. Furthermore, V's arrogance isn't from hir elvenhood, but more of being a very skilled wizard (the strip does oftne often poke fun at how arcane spellcasters view themselves as invincable invincible for their knowledge, such as Roy's father.) The only thing that comes close to this trope was V's mention about how [[AmbiguousGender hir]] noble elven metabolism is so efficient that V only has so concern hirself with such base needs as going to the bathroom every few weeks. Which frustrated anyone who wanted to know what sex V was when they arrived at a bathroom.
4th Jun '17 12:09:13 PM Morgenthaler
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** The Death Elves, who are essentially ElfBlood's equivalents to dwarves. Except they're seven-foot tall grey-skinned nomad-descended brutes who can't use magic.

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** The Death Elves, who are essentially ElfBlood's Elf Blood's equivalents to dwarves. Except they're seven-foot tall grey-skinned nomad-descended brutes who can't use magic.
4th Jun '17 7:04:58 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* If we ever get good human genetic engineering, elves might be a realistic outcome. How would lots of people engineer their children, or themselves? Tall, pretty, thin, smart, and as long-lived as we can manage. The main aesthetic competition might be from designs with exaggerated sexual characteristics: manly Conan men and busty women vs. the {{Bishonen}} androgyny of most elves.

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* If we ever get good human genetic engineering, elves might be a realistic outcome. How would lots of people [[DesignerBabies engineer their children, children]], or themselves? Tall, pretty, thin, smart, and as long-lived as we can manage. The main aesthetic competition might be from designs with exaggerated sexual characteristics: manly Conan men and busty women vs. the {{Bishonen}} androgyny of most elves.
3rd Jun '17 9:09:52 AM Piterpicher
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* The ''{{VideoGame/Suikoden}}'' series arguably subverts this trope, as their elves have the arrogant, condescending attitude turned up to eleven, but never really do anything to back up their claims of superiority. Indeed, most of the elven characters available for recruitment are rather sub-par in comparison to the human characters, and with the better ones there's no compelling reason to use them over another character. In ''SuikodenI'', this is shown in the storyline, as well, when the elves' arrogant assumption of superiority and refusal to accept outside help results in their getting wiped out by the Scarlet Moon forces.

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* The ''{{VideoGame/Suikoden}}'' series arguably subverts this trope, as their elves have the arrogant, condescending attitude turned up to eleven, but never really do anything to back up their claims of superiority. Indeed, most of the elven characters available for recruitment are rather sub-par in comparison to the human characters, and with the better ones there's no compelling reason to use them over another character. In ''SuikodenI'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenI'', this is shown in the storyline, as well, when the elves' arrogant assumption of superiority and refusal to accept outside help results in their getting wiped out by the Scarlet Moon forces.
31st May '17 3:43:43 PM saintleki
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* While it's not clear cut, in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' the [[PhysicalGod bearers of the lord souls]] are basically elves in contrast to the humans.

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* While it's not clear cut, in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' the [[PhysicalGod bearers of the lord souls]] are basically fill the same role that elves frequently do in contrast to the humans.other fantasy works.


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** The only lord souls bearers who don't seem reminiscent of elves are [[TheGrimReaper Gravelord Nito]] and [[TheUnseen The Furtive Pygmy]]. The former being a giant skeleton who stays in [[BeneathTheEarth the Tomb of the Giants]] and oversees death and the latter [[FromNobodyToNightmare is only mentioned in the opening cutscene of the first game but whose actions have long reaching effects in the games]] but otherwise both don't get enough focus to tell how much they relate to depictions of elves.
31st May '17 3:30:07 PM saintleki
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* While it's not clear cut, in "VideoGame/DarkSouls" the [[PhysicalGod bearers of the lord souls]] are basically elves in contrast to the humans.

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* While it's not clear cut, in "VideoGame/DarkSouls" ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' the [[PhysicalGod bearers of the lord souls]] are basically elves in contrast to the humans.
31st May '17 3:25:20 PM saintleki
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** [[TopGod Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight]] and his people definitely have a strong high elf vibe, being taller than humans living in a beautiful city separate from the rest of the world and having sleek and beautiful weaponry.

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** [[TopGod Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight]] and his people definitely have a strong high elf vibe, being taller and more attractive than humans and living in a [[ShiningCity beautiful city city]] separate from the rest of the world world. Their army also wear and having make use of sleek and beautiful silver weaponry.
31st May '17 3:20:19 PM saintleki
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** [[TopGod Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight]] and his people definitely have a strong high elf vibe, being taller than humans living in a beautiful city sepaprate from the rest of the world and having sleek and beautiful weaponry.

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** [[TopGod Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight]] and his people definitely have a strong high elf vibe, being taller than humans living in a beautiful city sepaprate separate from the rest of the world and having sleek and beautiful weaponry.


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** Some of them, primarily the relatives and knights of Gwyn, also have a low opinion of humans. [[HumansAreBastards Some of them will explicitly state]] that they're not surprised if the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential player decides to kill them]]. The Artorias of the Abyss DLC [[CantArgueWithElves may lend some credence to their attitude ]] considering that the [[TragicMonster final boss]] of the DLC became what he was because of other [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans torturing him till he became what he was]].
31st May '17 3:08:06 PM saintleki
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* While it's not clear cut, in "VideoGame/DarkSouls" the [[PhysicalGod bearers of the lord souls]] are basically elves in contrast to the humans.
**[[TopGod Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight]] and his people definitely have a strong high elf vibe, being taller than humans living in a beautiful city sepaprate from the rest of the world and having sleek and beautiful weaponry.
** They also all tend to be innately magical, with Gwyn creating a whole series of [[ReligionIsMagic miracles]], the [[WitchSpecies Witch of Izalith and her daughters of chaos]] created a whole entire school of [[PlayingWithFire magic]] [[PoisonousPerson called]] [[WildMagic Pyromancy]] , and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Seath, the Scaleless]] , despite being a dragon and not a lord soul bearer is usually considered part of the group, invented a [[MagicIsMental school of magic called Sorcery]].
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