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15th Jan '17 3:15:26 PM DustSnitch
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** The Elves in {{TabletopGame/Eberron}} come in three cultures: the corporate ones, who are generally considered to be [[CorruptCorporateExecutive all-around backstabbing scum]] with a minor trade war going on between two of the houses; the arcane ones, who are ruled by the animated bodies of their dead ancestors; and the BadAss ProudWarriorRaceGuy elves, who may not be ethically better than you, but will gladly split you in half with a [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon double-bladed scimitar]] [[CantArgueWithElves if you point this out]].

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** The Elves in {{TabletopGame/Eberron}} come in three cultures: the corporate ones, who are generally considered to be [[CorruptCorporateExecutive all-around backstabbing scum]] with a minor trade war going on between two of the houses; the arcane ones, who are ruled by the animated bodies of their dead ancestors; and the BadAss badass ProudWarriorRaceGuy elves, who may not be ethically better than you, but will gladly split you in half with a [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon double-bladed scimitar]] [[CantArgueWithElves if you point this out]].
7th Jan '17 11:09:45 AM nombretomado
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* The Children of the Forest are basically the Wood Elves version in ''GameOfThrones''.
* ''LazyTown'''s Sportacus was a traditional Icelandic elf named Íþróttaálfurinn ("The Sports Elf") in the original Latibær plays. In addition to being amazingly fit and agile, he also had magical powers. To make the character more universal, he was changed into a superhero for the TV series.

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* The Children of the Forest are basically the Wood Elves version in ''GameOfThrones''.
''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* ''LazyTown'''s ''Series/LazyTown'''s Sportacus was a traditional Icelandic elf named Íþróttaálfurinn ("The Sports Elf") in the original Latibær plays. In addition to being amazingly fit and agile, he also had magical powers. To make the character more universal, he was changed into a superhero for the TV series.
3rd Jan '17 11:49:37 AM Spindriver
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* The elves of the world of Yrth in ''TabletopGame/GURPSBanestorm'' were evidently ''much'' better than humans at some point in their history; they're still a little more dexterous, smart, attractive, and magically talented (and physically weaker) than humans on average, and they can be extremely long-lived, but their once-impressive culture has declined to the point that most of them live in tiny villages far from major cities, InHarmonyWithNature (of course). The oldest elves are all brilliant but seem to have no real ambition. In this setting, "dark elves" are an aggressively paranoid cult within elf society that wants to magically expel all non-elven life from Yrth; the titular [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Banestorm]] was the fault of a group of dark elf mages trying to banish all the orcs. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero They ''summoned'' humanity and a bunch of other races instead.]]

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* The elves of the world of Yrth in ''TabletopGame/GURPSBanestorm'' were evidently ''much'' better than humans at some point in their history; they're still a little more dexterous, smart, attractive, and magically talented (and physically weaker) than humans on average, and they can be extremely long-lived, but their once-impressive culture has declined to the point that most of them live in tiny villages far from major cities, InHarmonyWithNature (of course).course), and they're pretty much a DyingRace. The oldest elves are all brilliant but seem to have no real ambition. In this setting, "dark elves" are an aggressively paranoid cult within elf society that wants to magically expel all non-elven life from Yrth; the titular [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Banestorm]] was the fault of a group of dark elf mages trying to banish all the orcs. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero They ''summoned'' humanity and a bunch of other races instead.]]
3rd Jan '17 4:18:46 AM Monsund
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental material]] occasionally makes the distinction between "Hylians" and regular humans, aka "Hyrulians"; with the former having pointy ears that are said to hear the will of the gods. Link and Zelda are Hylians (judging by said ears), and they also have the other common elven traits of being magical, ([[LegacyCharacter usually]]) blond, in Link's case clean-shaven, and pretty. Just don't actually ''call'' them "elves" unless you ''want'' to hit the FandomBerserkButton.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' [[AllThereInTheManual supplemental material]] occasionally makes the distinction between "Hylians" Link's original design looked rather elf like due to his fairy like clothes, and regular humans, aka "Hyrulians"; with the former having PointyEars. According to Miyamoto this came from ''Disney/PeterPan.'' All subsequent games show Link is a Hylian, which all they have pointy ears aren't actually elf-like as they're pretty much [[FiveRaces mundane]] humans. It is rumored that are said their long ears allow them to hear the will of the gods. Link and Zelda are gods, but most Hylians (judging by said ears), are regular working class folk, many are even surprised to see magic. Additionally Hylians aren't supernaturally beautiful, and they also have a good number of NPCs are {{Gonk}}s. Occasionally the other common elven traits of being magical, ([[LegacyCharacter usually]]) blond, in Link's case clean-shaven, and pretty. Just don't elf confusion slips into advertising as a UK advert for ''VideoGame/LinksAwakening'' described Link as a "medieval elf." Don't actually ''call'' them "elves" unless you ''want'' to hit the FandomBerserkButton.FandomBerserkButton.
** Ocarina of Time has the Kokiri, who seem to be rather traditional examples of wood elves, complete with nature-based deity and a seemingly eternal childhood.
3rd Jan '17 1:24:49 AM Spindriver
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* '''[[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Elves]]:''' Since all elves are (or think themselves to be) more attractive than humans, they often develop intimate relations, and the results of all this canoodling are Half-Elves. These guys have half the coolness of their elf parent, but half the suck of their human side (including mortality, or worse by far, facial hair). They are usually outcasts, or if not outcasts, then have embraced one of their parentages to the exclusion of the other (usually the Elf part, because humans suck). Half-Elves be treated as equals, which gives them a {{Angst}} rating on par with the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.

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* '''[[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Elves]]:''' Since all elves are (or think themselves to be) more attractive than humans, they often develop intimate relations, and the results of all this canoodling are Half-Elves. These guys have half the coolness of their elf parent, but half the suck of their human side (including mortality, or worse by far, facial hair). They are usually outcasts, or if not outcasts, then not, they have embraced one of their parentages to the exclusion of the other (usually the Elf part, because humans suck). Half-Elves be treated as equals, which Living in human society gives them a {{Angst}} rating on par with the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.



* The elves of Yrth in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Banestorm'' were evidently better than humans at some point but their civilization seems to have fallen to the point that most of them live in tiny villages far from major cities. The oldest elves are all brilliant but seem to have no real ambition.
** It's worth nothing that the titular [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Banestorm]] was the fault of a group of elf mages trying to [[NiceJobBreakingItHero banish all the orcs]].

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* The elves of the world of Yrth in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Banestorm'' ''TabletopGame/GURPSBanestorm'' were evidently ''much'' better than humans at some point in their history; they're still a little more dexterous, smart, attractive, and magically talented (and physically weaker) than humans on average, and they can be extremely long-lived, but their civilization seems to have fallen once-impressive culture has declined to the point that most of them live in tiny villages far from major cities. cities, InHarmonyWithNature (of course). The oldest elves are all brilliant but seem to have no real ambition.
** It's worth nothing
ambition. In this setting, "dark elves" are an aggressively paranoid cult within elf society that wants to magically expel all non-elven life from Yrth; the titular [[NegativeSpaceWedgie Banestorm]] was the fault of a group of dark elf mages trying to banish all the orcs. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero banish all the orcs]].They ''summoned'' humanity and a bunch of other races instead.]]



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Banestorm}}'', most elves are simple vilagers living InHarmonyWithNature. Dark Elves are an evil cult that wants to magically expel all non-elven life from Yrth.
1st Jan '17 5:17:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[=SERRAted=] Edge'' series features classic versions of High Elves (tall, pointed ears, magical, immortal) who incidentally ''drive race cars''. They must have needed a little extra BadAss.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[=SERRAted=] Edge'' series features classic versions of High Elves (tall, pointed ears, magical, immortal) who incidentally ''drive race cars''. They must have needed a little extra BadAss.badass.



* ''Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey and Creator/AndreNorton features a race of elves that are Tolkien's elves put under the BadAss ray. Newcomers to this world? Yep. They fled there through a portal from a magical civil war in their own world. Stronger than humans? Yep. The first thing these refugees did was to conquer the nearby human kingdoms, set themselves up as all-powerful overlords, and mindwipe all humans until they believed they'd always been slaves. Arrogant? Yep. They hate each other as much as any other race and fight one another, mostly over power. And fading from the world? Double yep. Since they're so hateful, it's hard for an elven lord to find a bride he approves of, and they're slowly breeding themselves out of existence. Despite their [[WitchSpecies innate magical powers]], and humans' lack of same (except for the ones with telepathy), their {{Half Human Hybrid}}s have magic twice as powerful as the elves' ''and'' {{telepathy}}.

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* ''Literature/TheHalfbloodChronicles'' series by Creator/MercedesLackey and Creator/AndreNorton features a race of elves that are Tolkien's elves put under the BadAss badass ray. Newcomers to this world? Yep. They fled there through a portal from a magical civil war in their own world. Stronger than humans? Yep. The first thing these refugees did was to conquer the nearby human kingdoms, set themselves up as all-powerful overlords, and mindwipe all humans until they believed they'd always been slaves. Arrogant? Yep. They hate each other as much as any other race and fight one another, mostly over power. And fading from the world? Double yep. Since they're so hateful, it's hard for an elven lord to find a bride he approves of, and they're slowly breeding themselves out of existence. Despite their [[WitchSpecies innate magical powers]], and humans' lack of same (except for the ones with telepathy), their {{Half Human Hybrid}}s have magic twice as powerful as the elves' ''and'' {{telepathy}}.
8th Dec '16 4:22:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* '''High Elves:''' These guys are better than you, and they won't hesitate to remind you at every opportunity. They're usually physically superior in "every way that counts" which is to say, they don't count others' strengths as worthwhile. They'll frequently be part of an ancient civilization/kingdom that has been in MedievalStasis since before human speech. These guys usually favor whites, reds, blues, and imperial purples and wear super-sumptuous clothes along with delicate jewelry that make fangirls {{squee}} with envy. [[RoyalRapier Rapiers]], bows, and spears are favored weapons for their ground forces, with the option of sleek scimitars in settings where rapiers are too modern. Unlike their more down-to-earth compatriots, they'll usually live in a ShiningCity that will [[SuperiorSpecies invariably be cleaner than human cities]]. Usually ''very'' proficient with magic and producing magical items and artifacts. If these guys have any weakness at all, (aside from their blind narcissism, of course) it will usually be that they are [[FragileSpeedster slimmer and more delicate physically]] than both the other types of elves and humans and dwarves, which means that while they're nearly always better magicians than humans, they are not always going to win a physical fight. Usually the most insufferably arrogant of elves, though they may not necessarily be openly antagonistic.

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* '''High Elves:''' These guys are better than you, and they won't hesitate to remind you at every opportunity. They're usually physically superior in "every way that counts" which is to say, they don't count others' strengths as worthwhile. They'll frequently be part of an ancient civilization/kingdom that has been in MedievalStasis since before human speech. These guys usually favor whites, reds, blues, and imperial purples and wear super-sumptuous clothes along with delicate jewelry that make fangirls {{squee}} with envy. [[RoyalRapier Rapiers]], bows, [[ArcherArchetype bows]], and spears [[BladeOnAStick spears]] are favored weapons for their ground forces, with the option of sleek scimitars in settings where rapiers are too modern. Unlike their more down-to-earth compatriots, they'll usually live in a ShiningCity that will [[SuperiorSpecies invariably be cleaner than human cities]]. Usually ''very'' proficient with magic and producing magical items and artifacts. If these guys have any weakness at all, (aside from their blind narcissism, of course) it will usually be that they are [[FragileSpeedster slimmer and more delicate physically]] than both the other types of elves and humans and dwarves, which means that while they're nearly always better magicians than humans, they are not always going to win a physical fight. Usually the most insufferably arrogant of elves, though they may not necessarily be openly antagonistic.
8th Dec '16 1:43:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Website/GaiaOnline'' has two type of elves. Elftechs, which are what would happen if you took the Labtechs from the ZombieApocalypse arc and made them into Santa's elves. They were almost all brutally murdered by [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Zombie Santa Riding a Giant Yeti with a Machine Gun surgically attached to its arm.]] Don't even ask.

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* ''Website/GaiaOnline'' has two type of elves. Elftechs, which are what would happen if you took the Labtechs from the ZombieApocalypse arc and made them into Santa's [[SantaClaus Santa's]] elves. They were almost all brutally murdered by [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Zombie Santa Riding a Giant Yeti with a Machine Gun surgically attached to its arm.]] Don't even ask.
6th Dec '16 12:46:53 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', the Irks are immortal shapeshifters, capable of switching between beautiful "party face" and more orc-like, horrifying "war-face". Many of them are capable of powerful magic.
5th Dec '16 5:54:30 PM godzillavkk
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