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16th Jan '17 1:45:44 PM ErebusElysium
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* Gnomes from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' are shown to have the traditional design (small physiology, white beard, red, pointy hat) but they are portrayed more as vermin. They do not speak English (outside the occasional muttered word that isn't interpreted as English by the cast) and possess all-spiked teeth that can eat through most matter like a shredder, and a sharp horn that their pointy caps conceal. They, however, do seem to possess some level of sentience, as primarily displayed by Gnome Chompsky.
14th Jan '17 6:27:26 PM MiddleEighth
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* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'', the one small humanoid who plays a big role in the book, Theecat Stefnable, is politely insistent that he is “not a hobbit, dwarf, halfling, gnome, or any other kind of smallman the people here seem to think I am. The proper term for me is ''Irorin''.” He's superficially like the common stereotype of a gnome, in that he describes himself as a “technological genius and rogue-for-hire” and does indeed have mad tinkering skillz that turn out to be very useful to the four later on.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'', the one small humanoid who plays a big role in the book, Theecat Stefnable, is politely insistent that he is “not a hobbit, dwarf, halfling, gnome, or any other kind of smallman the people here seem to think I am. The proper term for me is ''Irorin''.” He's superficially like the common stereotype of a gnome, in that he describes himself as a “technological genius and rogue-for-hire” and does indeed have [[GadgeteerGenius mad tinkering skillz skillz]] that turn out to be very useful to the four later on.
1st Jan '17 5:35:58 PM MiddleEighth
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* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone, the one small humanoid who plays a big role in the book, Theecat Stefnable, is politely insistent that he is “not a hobbit, dwarf, halfling, gnome, or any other kind of smallman the people here seem to think I am. The proper term for me is ''Irorin''.” He's superficially like the common stereotype of a gnome, in that he describes himself as a “technological genius and rogue-for-hire” and does indeed have mad tinkering skillz that turn out to be very useful to the four later on.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone, ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'', the one small humanoid who plays a big role in the book, Theecat Stefnable, is politely insistent that he is “not a hobbit, dwarf, halfling, gnome, or any other kind of smallman the people here seem to think I am. The proper term for me is ''Irorin''.” He's superficially like the common stereotype of a gnome, in that he describes himself as a “technological genius and rogue-for-hire” and does indeed have mad tinkering skillz that turn out to be very useful to the four later on.
1st Jan '17 5:35:30 PM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone, the one small humanoid who plays a big role in the book, Theecat Stefnable, is politely insistent that he is “not a hobbit, dwarf, halfling, gnome, or any other kind of smallman the people here seem to think I am. The proper term for me is ''Irorin''.” He's superficially like the common stereotype of a gnome, in that he describes himself as a “technological genius and rogue-for-hire” and does indeed have mad tinkering skillz that turn out to be very useful to the four later on.
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30th Nov '16 8:51:19 PM d07williams
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* Gnomes in The Shannara Chronicles resemble human mutants, presumably radiation victims who survived a nuclear apocalypse.
25th Oct '16 10:35:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/AGnomeNamedGnorm'': The gnome managed to be bullet proof.

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* ''Film/AGnomeNamedGnorm'': The gnome managed to be bullet proof.
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* ''Film/AGnomeNamedGnorm'': The gnome managed to be bullet proof.

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25th Oct '16 10:33:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet''. It's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', but with [[LivingToys living ceramic ornaments]].
** A sequel has been discussed: ''[[SherlockHolmes Sherlock]] [[PunBasedTitle Gnomes]].''

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* ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet''. It's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', but with [[LivingToys living ceramic ornaments]].
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ornaments]]. A sequel has been discussed: ''[[SherlockHolmes Sherlock]] [[PunBasedTitle Gnomes]].''
20th Aug '16 5:41:54 PM nombretomado
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The problem becomes greater in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and other [[TabletopGames role-playing games]], where they share conceptual space with at least two other "short" races, [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]] and [[{{Hobbits}} halflings]]. As a result, gnomes tended to go unnoticed and forgotten in ''D&D'' settings; in fact, they were explicitly referred to as "the Forgotten People" in ''ForgottenRealms''.

That began to change with the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' setting and the tinker gnomes of Mount Nevermind: descendants of humans cursed by the god of the forge for being petty and small-minded, the ''minoi'' shunned magic in favor of the sciences, particularly engineering... and were [[BunglingInventor completely incapable of approaching these rationally]], compelled to make everything they built as complicated and [[RubeGoldbergDevice Goldbergian]] as possible, and ''valuing failure above success'' because you couldn't learn anything new once you'd got it right. Tinker gnomes were [[PlanetOfHats played for pure comedy]], and proved fairly popular. Since then, engineering prowess has become a recurring trait for gnomes in various universes. Some of them are as inept as the original tinker gnomes, but other versions are actually much more competent.

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The problem becomes greater in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and other [[TabletopGames role-playing games]], where they share conceptual space with at least two other "short" races, [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]] and [[{{Hobbits}} halflings]]. As a result, gnomes tended to go unnoticed and forgotten in ''D&D'' settings; in fact, they were explicitly referred to as "the Forgotten People" in ''ForgottenRealms''.

''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''.

That began to change with the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting and the tinker gnomes of Mount Nevermind: descendants of humans cursed by the god of the forge for being petty and small-minded, the ''minoi'' shunned magic in favor of the sciences, particularly engineering... and were [[BunglingInventor completely incapable of approaching these rationally]], compelled to make everything they built as complicated and [[RubeGoldbergDevice Goldbergian]] as possible, and ''valuing failure above success'' because you couldn't learn anything new once you'd got it right. Tinker gnomes were [[PlanetOfHats played for pure comedy]], and proved fairly popular. Since then, engineering prowess has become a recurring trait for gnomes in various universes. Some of them are as inept as the original tinker gnomes, but other versions are actually much more competent.
13th Jul '16 8:53:50 AM Willbyr
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* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', gnomes are the same as halflings in older ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and Tolkien's {{Hobbits}}, but with typical MU-twists. The natural stealth associated with halflings and gnomes works like a WeirdnessCensor, and it gets stronger the more of them are standing in one place. A gnomish professor has to remind her class she's there and is completely ignored by the administration. In a setting where WordOfGod is that [[MagicVersusScience technology doesn't work]], they get away with clocks and pianos, but nobody notices. The gnomes themselves don't appear to have noticed they have this power.

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* In ''Literature/TalesOfMU'', gnomes are the same as halflings in older ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and Tolkien's {{Hobbits}}, but with typical MU-twists. The natural stealth associated with halflings and gnomes works like a combined PerceptionFilter and WeirdnessCensor, and it gets stronger the more of them are standing in one place. A gnomish professor has to remind her class she's there and is completely ignored by the administration. In a setting where WordOfGod is that [[MagicVersusScience technology doesn't work]], they get away with clocks and pianos, but nobody notices. The gnomes themselves don't appear to have noticed they have this power.
26th Jun '16 10:10:00 AM nombretomado
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** The tinker gnomes are, disturbingly enough, the ''default'' gnome subrace in ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}''. It turns out that a group of minoi from the ''TableTopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'' world found their way into outer space and, much to the chagrin of the rest of the [[strike:galaxy]] Flow, multiplied. These spacebound gnomes are responsible for creating the famed Giant Space Hamsters, used to power their starships (yes, exactly how you're picturing it), as well as their better known cousins the [[BaldursGate Miniature Giant Space Hamsters]].

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** The tinker gnomes are, disturbingly enough, the ''default'' gnome subrace in ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}''. It turns out that a group of minoi from the ''TableTopGame/{{Dragonlance}}'' world found their way into outer space and, much to the chagrin of the rest of the [[strike:galaxy]] Flow, multiplied. These spacebound gnomes are responsible for creating the famed Giant Space Hamsters, used to power their starships (yes, exactly how you're picturing it), as well as their better known cousins the [[BaldursGate [[VideoGame/BaldursGate Miniature Giant Space Hamsters]].
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