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14th Oct '17 7:46:35 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* Parodied in ''{{VideoGame/Overlord}}''. It's elves are arrogant, self-absorbed dimwits who believe themselves to be the sole source of beauty in the world, despite having no discernible talent or ability at anything. They've been driven almost to extinction by the dwarves before the game starts, and you have the option to send them the rest of the way (though the Overlord [[NoCanonForTheWicked canonically]] [[NobleDemon saves their pathetic hides]]). Their IronicHell in the ''Raising Hell'' ExpansionPack forces them to watch and act in a [[StylisticSuck terrible play ]]that mocks them and their Mother Goddess while celebrating their downfall.

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* Parodied in ''{{VideoGame/Overlord}}''. It's Its elves are arrogant, self-absorbed dimwits who believe themselves to be the sole source of beauty in the world, despite having no discernible talent or ability at anything. They've been driven almost to extinction by the dwarves before the game starts, and you have the option to send them the rest of the way (though the Overlord [[NoCanonForTheWicked canonically]] [[NobleDemon saves their pathetic hides]]). Their IronicHell in the ''Raising Hell'' ExpansionPack forces them to watch and act in a [[StylisticSuck terrible play ]]that mocks them and their Mother Goddess while celebrating their downfall.
21st Sep '17 11:54:35 PM Acebrock
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* The elves in ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII''physically match the high elf status, being tall, lithe, and beautiful, but are more culturally based on the wood elves. They're incredibly in tune with nature (though they do eat both meat and plants), long lived, highly intelligent, and have powerful seers capable of seeing the future. On the other hand, they're cannibals (though they only eat the dead, and only to honor them and gain their memories. Still, it doesn't prevent a lot of in-universe discrimination over the issue) and their homeland was recently destroyed. They also don't look down on other races, interestingly. That's part of the LizardFolk's hat, instead.
18th Sep '17 10:10:22 PM azbyc15243
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* ''[[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline]]'': The nine races of Alfheim Online are essentially many flavors of elves (the name even ''means'' "Elf Home"). Plays with the superior race thing, since Alfhiem Online IS a VR Game and everyone is, in the end, just a bunch of gamers. However, there is still a lot of racial tension due to the game set up...at least, until the rebooted version after the events of the Fairy Dance arc, which makes it practically disappear since the differences are now just essentially gaming style. See [[http://swordartonline.wikia.com/wiki/Races_of_ALfheim_Online here]] for a quick breakdown of the different races and links to further info.

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* ''[[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline]]'': ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': The nine races of Alfheim Online are essentially many flavors of elves (the name even ''means'' "Elf Home"). Plays with the superior race thing, since Alfhiem Online IS a VR Game and everyone is, in the end, just a bunch of gamers. However, there is still a lot of racial tension due to the game set up...at least, until the rebooted version after the events of the Fairy Dance arc, which makes it practically disappear since the differences are now just essentially gaming style. See [[http://swordartonline.wikia.com/wiki/Races_of_ALfheim_Online here]] for a quick breakdown of the different races and links to further info.
17th Sep '17 2:11:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Armageddon MUD}} both subverts this trope and plays it straight.

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* {{Armageddon VideoGame/{{Armageddon MUD}} both subverts this trope and plays it straight.
2nd Sep '17 12:27:40 AM Killerweinerdog
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*** And then the ''Trespasser'' DLC twists it even further: [[spoiler:The waking world and the [[DreamLand Fade]] used to be one and the same, and the Elvhen Empire ruled it all. However, the so-called "gods" of the elves, or Evanuris, were actually just very powerful mages and leaders who bickered among themselves as much as they ruled over the Elvhen. The only person keeping them in check with Mythal, who was not only the most benevolent but arguably the most powerful of the Evanuris as well, and she would often use her stabilizing influence to keep things from getting out of hand. However, Mythal was murdered by the others, and one of her closest friends, both to punish the Evanuris and to prevent them from destroying the world in their greed for power, sealed the Evanuris away in the Fade and separated it from the waking world. However, since the Elvhen Empire was literally built both in the Fade and the Waking World, the seperation of the two had disastrous consequences, and the empire subsequently crumbled, both literally and figuratively.]]

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*** And then the ''Trespasser'' DLC twists it even further: [[spoiler:The waking world and the [[DreamLand Fade]] used to be one and the same, and the Elvhen Empire ruled it all. However, the so-called "gods" of the elves, or Evanuris, were actually just very powerful mages and leaders who bickered among themselves as much as they ruled over the Elvhen. The only person keeping them in check with Mythal, who was not only the most benevolent but arguably the most powerful of the Evanuris as well, and she would often use her stabilizing influence to keep things from getting out of hand. However, Mythal was murdered by the others, and one of her closest friends, both to punish the Evanuris and to prevent them from destroying the world in their greed for power, sealed the Evanuris away in the Fade and separated it from the waking world. However, since Since the Elvhen Empire was literally built both in the Fade and the Waking World, the seperation of the two had disastrous consequences, and the empire subsequently crumbled, both literally and figuratively.]]
2nd Sep '17 12:26:47 AM Killerweinerdog
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*** And then the ''Trespasser'' DLC twists it even further: [[spoiler:The waking world and the [[DreamLand Fade]] used to be one and the same, and the Elvhen Empire ruled it all. However, the so-called "gods" of the elves, or Evanuris, were actually just very powerful mages and leaders who bickered among themselves as much as they ruled over the Elvhen. The only person keeping them in check with Mythal, who was not only the most benevolent but arguably the most powerful as well, and she would often use her stabilizing influence to keep things from getting out of hand. However, Mythal was murdered by the others, and one of her closest friends, both to punish the Evanuris and to prevent them from destroying the world in their greed for power, sealed the Evanuris away in the Fade and separated it from the waking world. However, since the Elvhen Empire was literally built both in the Fade and the Waking World, the seperation of the two had disastrous consequences, and the empire subsequently crumbled, both literally and figuratively.]]

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*** And then the ''Trespasser'' DLC twists it even further: [[spoiler:The waking world and the [[DreamLand Fade]] used to be one and the same, and the Elvhen Empire ruled it all. However, the so-called "gods" of the elves, or Evanuris, were actually just very powerful mages and leaders who bickered among themselves as much as they ruled over the Elvhen. The only person keeping them in check with Mythal, who was not only the most benevolent but arguably the most powerful of the Evanuris as well, and she would often use her stabilizing influence to keep things from getting out of hand. However, Mythal was murdered by the others, and one of her closest friends, both to punish the Evanuris and to prevent them from destroying the world in their greed for power, sealed the Evanuris away in the Fade and separated it from the waking world. However, since the Elvhen Empire was literally built both in the Fade and the Waking World, the seperation of the two had disastrous consequences, and the empire subsequently crumbled, both literally and figuratively.]]
29th Aug '17 7:17:27 PM Killerweinerdog
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*** And then the ''Trespasser'' DLC twists it even further: [[spoiler:The waking world and the [[DreamLand Fade]] used to be one and the same, and the Elvhen Empire ruled it all. However, the so-called "gods" of the elves, or Evanuris, were actually just very powerful mages and leaders who bickered among themselves as much as they ruled over the Elvhen. The only person keeping them in check with Mythal, who was not only the most benevolent but arguably the most powerful as well, and she would often use her stabilizing influence to keep things from getting out of hand. However, Mythal was murdered by the others, and one of her closest friends, both to punish the Evanuris and to prevent them from destroying the world in their greed for power, sealed the Evanuris away in the Fade and separated it from the waking world. However, since the Elvhen Empire was literally built both in the Fade and the Waking World, the seperation of the two had disastrous consequences, and the empire subsequently crumbled, both literally and figuratively.]]
18th Aug '17 10:25:23 AM DeeChan87
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** However, as the story goes on, and a few rewrites were made, the trope is heavily Deconstructed. The elves' [[FantasticRacism sense of their own superiority]] allows them to be manipulated by elven supremacist [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Ragnar]], who overthrows the government and installs a fascistic military dictatorship bent on exterminating humanity.
16th Aug '17 9:05:06 PM Abodos
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** That said, the series does have races similar to elves. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' has the Kokiri, who seem to be rather traditional examples of wood elves, complete with nature-based deity and seemingly eternal childhood. Meanwhile, the Sheikah can have lifespans of centuries and are one of the oldest races in Hyrule. They exhibit great magical prowess, as well as amazing fighting skill and spiritual knowledge. Any game's version of Impa is usually an adviser to the royal family and Zelda's personal bodyguard as a result. However, they do physically age like any other human race in the series, with the oldest of them looking no better than a dried-up corpse.

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** That said, the series does have races similar to elves. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' has the Kokiri, who seem to be rather traditional examples of wood elves, complete with nature-based deity and seemingly eternal childhood. Meanwhile, the Sheikah can have lifespans of centuries and are one of the oldest races in Hyrule. They exhibit great magical prowess, as well as amazing fighting skill and skill, [[TribeOfPriests spiritual knowledge.knowledge]], and, as of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', an innate proficiency with {{Magitek}}. Any game's version of Impa is usually an adviser to the royal family and Zelda's personal bodyguard as a result. However, they do physically age like any other human race in the series, with the oldest of them looking no better than a dried-up corpse.
11th Aug '17 8:05:51 PM DingoWalley1
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* ''WebOriginal/URealmsLive'', the Elves, being one of the oldest races, are essentially the leaders of the Realm, housing 7 powerful Kingdoms and some of the most powerful warriors and wizards, including Virgo Sunsword of the illustrious Sunsword family. The other races that even attempt to be powerful or influential, like Dwarves and Gnomes, appear to mimic the Elves.
** Dwelves, hybrids of Dwarves and Elves, on the other hand, are regularly hunted by Dwarves and tend to reside in Elven lands, where they are treated as equals, at least under the law.
** Gobolfs, deformed Elves with traits similar to Goblins, are cowardly, asthmatic creatures that Elves disdain but tend to let live.
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