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8th May '18 2:43:52 PM SantosLHalper
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** The sequel ''TabletopGame/AgeOfSigmar'' added Idoneth Deepkin in the spring of 2018, DarkerAndEdgier version of Sea Elves who are born without souls, and hence raid land to steal the souls of others in order to survive.

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** The sequel ''TabletopGame/AgeOfSigmar'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' added Idoneth Deepkin in the spring of 2018, a DarkerAndEdgier version of Sea Elves who are born without souls, and hence raid land to steal the souls of others in order to survive.
8th May '18 2:43:17 PM SantosLHalper
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** The sequel ''TabletopGame/AgeOfSigmar'' added Idoneth Deepkin in the spring of 2018, DarkerAndEdgier version of Sea Elves who are born without souls, and hence raid land to steal the souls of others in order to survive.
14th Apr '18 4:42:24 PM ReconditePanine
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* The wood elves from Literature/ForestOfBolandLightRailway are known as Cowsies, and help the gnomes drive the goblins out of the forest. In gratitude the elves get to ride the train for free.
7th Apr '18 2:52:47 AM Vir
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** Void Elves, introduced in the space between ''Legion'' and ''Battle for Azeroth'', are another Dark Elven race. They're former Blood and High Elves who studied the PowerOfTheVoid and were nearly transformed into ethereals, but their transformation was stopped halfway through and they were turned into blue-skinned elves with tentacles for hair.

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** Void Elves, introduced in the space between ''Legion'' and ''Battle for Azeroth'', are another Dark Elven race. They're former Blood and High Elves who studied the PowerOfTheVoid and were nearly transformed into ethereals, but their transformation was stopped halfway through and they were turned into became blue-skinned elves with tentacles for hair.hair and newfound power from being TouchedByVorlons. Consequentially, this power makes them a potential threat to the Sunwell, causing the ones who were former Blood Elves to seek shelter within the Alliance.
2nd Apr '18 6:30:35 PM Vir
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** Void Elves, introduced in the space between ''Legion'' and ''Battle for Azeroth'', are another Dark Elven race. They're former Blood and High Elves who studied the PowerOfTheVoid and were nearly transformed into void revenants, but their transformation was stopped halfway through and they were turned into blue-skinned elves with tentacles for hair.

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** Void Elves, introduced in the space between ''Legion'' and ''Battle for Azeroth'', are another Dark Elven race. They're former Blood and High Elves who studied the PowerOfTheVoid and were nearly transformed into void revenants, ethereals, but their transformation was stopped halfway through and they were turned into blue-skinned elves with tentacles for hair.
31st Mar '18 4:07:38 PM Astaroth
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* The Guado from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'' fit the "Wood Elf" archetype fairly well. The tend to be agile and slender, possessing long limbs and claw-like fingers and styling their hair in a manner that resembles plants and roots. Their capital Guadosalam sits in an underground cavern beneath the Moonflow and contains an entrance to the Farplane, a place where the living can interact with the souls of the dead. Guado have a reputation for being arrogant but are usually generous and welcoming to guests.

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* The Guado from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'' fit the "Wood Elf" archetype fairly well. The They tend to be agile and slender, possessing long limbs and claw-like fingers and styling their hair in a manner that resembles plants and roots. Their capital Guadosalam sits in an underground cavern beneath the Moonflow and contains an entrance to the Farplane, a place where the living can interact with the souls of the dead. Guado have a reputation for being arrogant but are usually generous and welcoming to guests.
26th Mar '18 4:43:47 PM LordInsane
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** The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], "Dwarves" or Deep Elves, of all of North Tamriel, whose civilization ("Dwemereth") once spanned from Hammerfell across Skyrim to Morrowind, where the epicenter of their culture was built in and around Red Mountain. Unlike the other races of Mer, there is no known record of their disassociation with the Aldmer, which is believed to have happened in very early Tamriellic history. They were an industrious, [[GeniusBruiser highly intelligent]], and [[{{Magitek}} extremely]] [[SteamPunk technologically]] [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens advanced]] people, but were also known to be [[AbusivePrecursors cruel, arrogant, and dogmatic]]. Contemporary accounts describe them as "unfathomable" and "unknowable", with truly alien belief systems unlike anyone else in Tamriel. While they mostly wanted to be left alone, they came into conflict with every other race that encountered them, usually over religious differences (the Dwemer were known to be [[{{Naytheist}} extreme atheists]], refuting that [[FlatEarthAtheist any known "divine" beings were truly "gods" worth worshiping]]). The entire race [[RiddleForTheAges mysteriously vanished]] during the 1st Era, around the time of the Battle of Red Mountain. Only the ruins of their civilization remain, though these are [[RagnarokProofing still protected by deadly traps]] and [[MechaMooks mechanical guardians]], making them very dangerous places to visit.

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** The [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], "Dwarves" or Deep Elves, of all of North Tamriel, whose civilization ("Dwemereth") once spanned from Hammerfell across Skyrim to Morrowind, where the epicenter of their culture was built in and around Red Mountain. Unlike the other races of Mer, there is no known record of their disassociation with the Aldmer, which is believed to have happened in very early Tamriellic history. They were an industrious, [[GeniusBruiser highly intelligent]], and [[{{Magitek}} extremely]] [[SteamPunk technologically]] [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens advanced]] people, but were also known to be [[AbusivePrecursors cruel, arrogant, and dogmatic]]. Contemporary accounts describe them as "unfathomable" and "unknowable", with truly alien belief systems unlike anyone else in Tamriel. While they mostly wanted to be left alone, they came into conflict with every other race that encountered them, usually over religious differences (the Dwemer were known to be [[{{Naytheist}} extreme atheists]], refuting that [[FlatEarthAtheist any known "divine" beings were truly "gods" worth worshiping]]). The entire race [[RiddleForTheAges mysteriously vanished]] during the 1st Era, around the time of the Battle of Red Mountain. Only the ruins of their civilization remain, though these are [[RagnarokProofing still protected by deadly traps]] and [[MechaMooks mechanical guardians]], making them very dangerous places to visit. Their male fashion also appears to have included ''glorious'' beards.
18th Mar '18 11:51:31 PM Astaroth
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* The Guado from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyX'' fit the "Wood Elf" archetype fairly well. The tend to be agile and slender, possessing long limbs and claw-like fingers and styling their hair in a manner that resembles plants and roots. Their capital Guadosalam sits in an underground cavern beneath the Moonflow and contains an entrance to the Farplane, a place where the living can interact with the souls of the dead. Guado have a reputation for being arrogant but are usually generous and welcoming to guests.
12th Mar '18 5:58:01 PM nombretomado
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* The elves featured in Andrzej Sapkowski's ''TheWitcher'' series subvert many of these traits (which is made of postmodern subversion, so it would be strange if they didn't). They are long-lived, grow no facial hair, and constantly belittle humans, but they're not that better, and one [[CantArgueWithElves can argue with them]]. They like to be In Tune With Nature, but having been driven by humans to barren highlands (the humans came from across the sea and did to elves what barbarians done to Rome), they had to learn human farming techniques to support their populace. [[spoiler:They are actually Aen Sidhe -- there are also Aen Elle, who have slipped into another plane at the time of Conjunction (let's call it a cosmic event many many years ago) and retained their sophisticated culture by slaughtering local humans. Now they play FairFolk and kidnap humans from Aen Sidhe' plane to make them their slaves.]]

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* The elves featured in Andrzej Sapkowski's ''TheWitcher'' ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' series subvert many of these traits (which is made of postmodern subversion, so it would be strange if they didn't). They are long-lived, grow no facial hair, and constantly belittle humans, but they're not that better, and one [[CantArgueWithElves can argue with them]]. They like to be In Tune With Nature, but having been driven by humans to barren highlands (the humans came from across the sea and did to elves what barbarians done to Rome), they had to learn human farming techniques to support their populace. [[spoiler:They are actually Aen Sidhe -- there are also Aen Elle, who have slipped into another plane at the time of Conjunction (let's call it a cosmic event many many years ago) and retained their sophisticated culture by slaughtering local humans. Now they play FairFolk and kidnap humans from Aen Sidhe' plane to make them their slaves.]]
11th Mar '18 3:24:35 AM CountDorku
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** The movies got into this with the Ba'ku in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', who live an idyllic pastoral existence on a planet where the local conditions give them incredible lifespans. Ageless, smug people who live in incredibly clean medieval villages and keep talking down to the humans? All they really need is the ears. [[spoiler:By analogy, this makes the Son'a dark elves, although instead of the "sexy evil elf" model, they're decaying husks who have aged incredibly poorly.]]



*** Eberron's half-elves often believe themselves to be better than both elves and humans, to the point where the ''Player's Guide to Eberron'' quotes an excerpt from a play that appears to entirely be about half-elves and urban elves engaging in ridiculously overstated CulturalPosturing:
--->'''Cullaris:''' Tell me, what virtue do we not possess?\\
'''Mahlla:''' Humility?\\
'''Cullaris:''' Yes, perhaps.



* The Asari in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are a combination of {{space elves}}, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue-skinned space babes]], and a [[OneGenderRace monogender species]]. Their space elven traits come through in their immense, millennium-long lifespans, their [[PsychicPowers powerful mental]] and [[MindOverMatter biotic abilities]], and their military doctrine of using [[AmazonBrigade small highly trained commando units]] that utilize their natural physical agility and the aforementioned powers to overcome their lack of brute strength. It also helps that they're [[FanService incredibly hot]]. They avert the [[CantArgueWithElves arrogance associated with elves]] since their [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] is "Diplomatic".

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* The Asari in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are a combination of {{space elves}}, [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue-skinned space babes]], and a [[OneGenderRace monogender species]]. Their space elven traits come through in their immense, millennium-long lifespans, their [[PsychicPowers powerful mental]] and [[MindOverMatter biotic abilities]], and their military doctrine of using [[AmazonBrigade small highly trained commando units]] that utilize their natural physical agility and the aforementioned powers to overcome their lack of brute strength. It also helps that they're [[FanService incredibly hot]].hot]][[note]]this is implied to be something more than just their character design - an asari stripper in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' manages to to turn on a salarian despite his species' near-universal {{Asexuality}}[[/note]]. They avert the [[CantArgueWithElves arrogance associated with elves]] since their [[PlanetOfHats Hat]] is "Diplomatic".


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** [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' revealed the Asari to have been a special project of the [[{{Precursors}} Protheans]], who gifted them with biotics and left a beacon on their planet. Javik is somewhat appalled to learn that instead of using the knowledge to prepare to fight the Reapers, the Asari instead just used the technology to benefit themselves and refused to do the least bit of prep against the Cthulhu robots who were waiting to kill them all.]]
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