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16th May '16 10:34:15 AM TrevMUN
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** In the original console RPG tetralogy the Numans were [[MagicByAnyOtherName Technique]]-using {{Cute Monster Girl}}s: they were genetically engineered hybrids of human and musk cat DNA, thereby continuing Myau's legacy from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarI''. This was made evident by their elf-like ears and use of claw weapons. Early development also gave Numans a musk cat's tail to drive the point home, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen but this was removed]].
** When Sonic Team took over development of the series starting with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', they downplayed the CatGirl aspect of Numans, instead focusing more on their ability to use Techniques and their genetically-engineered nature. The Newmans of ''PSO'', while more magically-inclined, are genetically unstable creations living on borrowed time. Aside from the PointyEars--which in ''PSO'' changed to mirror contemporary depictions of elves in anime--as a race they lack the stereotypical traits of elves. Some individuals, like Dr. Montague, do come off as aloof, but that's more due to his ManChild / AbsentMindedProfessor personality.
** By the time of the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' sub-series, the Newmans completed the transition from Cute Monster Girls into an Enlightened Mystic Race. While still a product of human genetic engineering, the Newmans split off from human civilization long ago and [[{{Wutai}} developed an idealized expy of Japanese culture]] on their very own planet, Newdaiz. The Newmans of ''PSU'' do not share the genetic instabilities of those from ''PSO''; in fact, they live longer and mature faster than humans. They also completely lack the animalistic nature of Numans from the tetralogy--that's the purview of a different race, the Beasts. Like more typical examples of space elves, ''PSU'''s Newmans can be quite aloof and smug about their affinity with photons and [[FantasticRacism hold this over the other races]].

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** In the original console RPG tetralogy the Numans were [[MagicByAnyOtherName [[PsychicPowers Technique]]-using {{Cute Monster Girl}}s: they were genetically engineered hybrids of human and musk cat DNA, thereby continuing Myau's legacy from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarI''. This was made evident by their elf-like The pointy, cat-like ears and use of claw weapons. Early weapons helped to illustrate the Numans' heritage. During development also gave of ''PhantasyStarII'', Numans also sported a musk cat's tail to drive the point home, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen but this was removed]].
** When Sonic Team took over development of the series starting with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', they downplayed the CatGirl aspect of Numans, instead focusing Numans. Instead, the developers focused more on their ability to use Techniques and their the Numans' genetically-engineered nature. nature and affinity with Techniques. The Newmans of ''PSO'', while more magically-inclined, psychically-inclined, are genetically unstable creations living on borrowed time. Aside from the PointyEars--which in ''PSO'' changed to mirror contemporary depictions of elves in anime--as a race they otherwise lack the stereotypical traits of elves. Some individuals, like Dr. Montague, do come off as aloof, but that's more due to his ManChild / AbsentMindedProfessor personality.
** By the time of the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' sub-series, the Newmans completed the transition from Cute Monster Girls into an Enlightened Mystic Race. While still a product of human genetic engineering, the Newmans split off from human civilization long ago and [[{{Wutai}} developed an idealized expy of Japanese culture]] on their very own planet, Newdaiz. The Newmans of ''PSU'' do not share the genetic instabilities of those from ''PSO''; in fact, they live longer and mature faster than humans. They also completely lack the animalistic nature of Numans from the tetralogy--that's the purview of a different race, the Beasts. Like more typical examples of space elves, ''PSU'''s Newmans can be quite aloof and smug about their [[PsychicPowers affinity with photons photons]] and [[FantasticRacism hold this over the other races]].
16th May '16 10:04:29 AM TrevMUN
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** When Sonic Team took over development of the series starting with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', they downplayed the CatGirl aspect of Numans, instead focusing more on their ability to use Techniques and their genetically-engineered nature. The Newmans of ''PSO'', while more magically-inclined, are genetically unstable creations living on borrowed time. Aside from the PointyEars--which in ''PSO'' changed to mirror contemporary depictions of elves in anime--as a race they lack the stereotypical traits of elves. Some individuals, like Dr. Montague, do come off as aloof, but that's more due to his ManChild/AbsentMindedProfessor personality.

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** When Sonic Team took over development of the series starting with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', they downplayed the CatGirl aspect of Numans, instead focusing more on their ability to use Techniques and their genetically-engineered nature. The Newmans of ''PSO'', while more magically-inclined, are genetically unstable creations living on borrowed time. Aside from the PointyEars--which in ''PSO'' changed to mirror contemporary depictions of elves in anime--as a race they lack the stereotypical traits of elves. Some individuals, like Dr. Montague, do come off as aloof, but that's more due to his ManChild/AbsentMindedProfessor ManChild / AbsentMindedProfessor personality.
16th May '16 10:04:05 AM TrevMUN
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** When Sonic Team took over development of the series starting with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', they downplayed the CatGirl aspect of Numans, instead focusing more on their ability to use Techniques and their genetically-engineered nature. The Newmans of ''PSO'', while more magically-inclined, are genetically unstable creations living on borrowed time. As a race they have none of the stereotypical traits of elves, though some (like Dr. Montague) do come off as aloof.

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** When Sonic Team took over development of the series starting with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', they downplayed the CatGirl aspect of Numans, instead focusing more on their ability to use Techniques and their genetically-engineered nature. The Newmans of ''PSO'', while more magically-inclined, are genetically unstable creations living on borrowed time. As Aside from the PointyEars--which in ''PSO'' changed to mirror contemporary depictions of elves in anime--as a race they have none of lack the stereotypical traits of elves, though some (like elves. Some individuals, like Dr. Montague) Montague, do come off as aloof.aloof, but that's more due to his ManChild/AbsentMindedProfessor personality.
16th May '16 9:45:30 AM TrevMUN
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** When Sonic Team took over development of the series starting with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', they downplayed CatGirl aspect of Numans, instead focusing more on their ability to use Techniques and their genetically-engineered nature. The Newmans of ''PSO'', while more magically-inclined, are unstable genetic creations living on borrowed time. As a race they have none of the stereotypical traits of elves, though some (like Dr. Montague) do come off as aloof.

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** When Sonic Team took over development of the series starting with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', they downplayed the CatGirl aspect of Numans, instead focusing more on their ability to use Techniques and their genetically-engineered nature. The Newmans of ''PSO'', while more magically-inclined, are genetically unstable genetic creations living on borrowed time. As a race they have none of the stereotypical traits of elves, though some (like Dr. Montague) do come off as aloof.
16th May '16 9:43:48 AM TrevMUN
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%% Note to tropers: Please do not list Newmans or Numans from Phantasy Star in this section. They do not, in any way whatsoever, fit the role of a "traditional elf in space." They're already covered under Enlightened Mystic Race, which is further down below.
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* The ''[[VideoGame/PhantasyStar Phantasy Star Online]]'' series features space elves, the most prominent being Newmans, the superior humanoid aliens with PointyEars and an overall inclination towards [[FunctionalMagic Techniques]] over physical combat.
** The original RPG series also featured the natives of the planet Dezoris, green-skinned magic users, Newmans, meanwhile, were depicted as space [[CatGirl Cat]] [[CuteMonsterGirl Girls.]]



* There's also the asari from ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Monogendered blue-skinned women with [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld incredible lifespans]], low-level telepathy and ''high''-level [[GravityMaster gravity manipulation]]. Other races need to be exposed to element zero ''in utero'' to develop those gravity powers, but asari have them inherently [[spoiler: thanks to some prothean genetic engineering.]] They've been in space the longest of any sentient species [[spoiler: in this cycle]], and the ones who rub this in are often the targets of "ScrewYouElves".

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* There's also the asari from ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Monogendered blue-skinned women with [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld incredible lifespans]], low-level telepathy and ''high''-level [[GravityMaster gravity manipulation]]. Other races need to be exposed to element zero ''in utero'' to develop those gravity powers, but asari have them inherently [[spoiler: thanks to some prothean genetic engineering.]] They've been in space the longest of any sentient species [[spoiler: in this cycle]], and the ones who rub this in are often the targets of "ScrewYouElves". "ScrewYouElves"



* The Numans/Newmans of the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series are often sardonically referred to as "space elves" due to their {{flanderization}} as a race. Their role in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' most closely fits the archetype, despite the fact they were still genetically-engineered by humans.

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* The Numans/Newmans Over the course of the ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series, the Numans (later spelled [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Newmans]]) slowly [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into an Enlightened Mystic Race, leading many fans of the later series are often sardonically referred to as "space elves" due to assume they've always been traditional Space Elves. By the numbers:
** In the original console RPG tetralogy the Numans were [[MagicByAnyOtherName Technique]]-using {{Cute Monster Girl}}s: they were genetically engineered hybrids of human and musk cat DNA, thereby continuing Myau's legacy from ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarI''. This was made evident by
their {{flanderization}} elf-like ears and use of claw weapons. Early development also gave Numans a musk cat's tail to drive the point home, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen but this was removed]].
** When Sonic Team took over development of the series starting with ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'', they downplayed CatGirl aspect of Numans, instead focusing more on their ability to use Techniques and their genetically-engineered nature. The Newmans of ''PSO'', while more magically-inclined, are unstable genetic creations living on borrowed time. As a race they have none of the stereotypical traits of elves, though some (like Dr. Montague) do come off
as a race. Their role in aloof.
** By the time of the
''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' most closely fits sub-series, the archetype, despite Newmans completed the fact they were transition from Cute Monster Girls into an Enlightened Mystic Race. While still genetically-engineered by humans.a product of human genetic engineering, the Newmans split off from human civilization long ago and [[{{Wutai}} developed an idealized expy of Japanese culture]] on their very own planet, Newdaiz. The Newmans of ''PSU'' do not share the genetic instabilities of those from ''PSO''; in fact, they live longer and mature faster than humans. They also completely lack the animalistic nature of Numans from the tetralogy--that's the purview of a different race, the Beasts. Like more typical examples of space elves, ''PSU'''s Newmans can be quite aloof and smug about their affinity with photons and [[FantasticRacism hold this over the other races]].
9th May '16 8:54:17 PM MadCat221
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* The Asari from [[Franchise/MassEffect]] also fit into this sub-trope. They are an entirely monogendered female race, and have contact telepathy. They are often objectified by other starfaring races.
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24th Apr '16 4:33:41 PM WillKeaton
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** Spock and his Vulcan ilk]] are scholarly, long-lived, [[PointyEars pointy-eared]], [[FourTemperamentEnsemble phlegmatic]], and psychic. Vulcans are also vegetarian, and consider their way of life superior to humans'. There are already Vulcan examples in CantArgueWithElves... because you can't.

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** Spock and his Vulcan ilk]] ilk are scholarly, long-lived, [[PointyEars pointy-eared]], [[FourTemperamentEnsemble phlegmatic]], and psychic. Vulcans are also vegetarian, and consider their way of life superior to humans'. There are already Vulcan examples in CantArgueWithElves... because you can't.
22nd Apr '16 4:28:50 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* As previously mentioned, the Zentraedi from the ''Anime/Macross'' franchise already exhibit elf like features. However, all the Meltrans (female Zentraedi) have been portrayed as [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green\Pink\Blue\Purple Haired Space Babes]].

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* As previously mentioned, the Zentraedi from the ''Anime/Macross'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' franchise already exhibit elf like features. However, all the Meltrans (female Zentraedi) have been portrayed as [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Green\Pink\Blue\Purple Haired Space Babes]].
22nd Apr '16 4:28:06 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Starting from ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', though it's more obvious in later productions like ''[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]]'' and ''[[Anime/MacrossDelta Delta]]'', Zentraedi have been portrayed as this, at least in terms of being [[PointyEars pointy eared]] and having some modicum of longevity. In the ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross original]]'' and ''DYRL'', they combined the "Mystic Alien Intruder" aspect, kidnapping humans to observe their culture, with their ProudWarriorRaceGuy tendencies.

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* Starting The Zentraedi of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' have been portrayed as this starting from ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', though it's more obvious in later productions like ''[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]]'' and ''[[Anime/MacrossDelta Delta]]'', Zentraedi have been portrayed as this, at least in terms of being [[PointyEars pointy eared]] and having some modicum of longevity. In the ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross original]]'' [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross original series]] and ''DYRL'', they combined the "Mystic Alien Intruder" aspect, kidnapping humans to observe their culture, with their ProudWarriorRaceGuy tendencies.
15th Apr '16 8:25:01 PM Unityd3v
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* Starting from ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', though it's more obvious in later productions like ''[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]]'' and ''[[Anime/MacrossDelta Delta]]'', Zentraedi have been portrayed as this, at least in terms of being [[PointyEars pointy eared]] and having some modicum of longevity. In the ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross original]]'' and ''DYRL'', they combined the "Mystic Alien Intruder" aspect of this trope with heavy ProudWarriorRaceGuy tendencies.

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* Starting from ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', though it's more obvious in later productions like ''[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Frontier]]'' and ''[[Anime/MacrossDelta Delta]]'', Zentraedi have been portrayed as this, at least in terms of being [[PointyEars pointy eared]] and having some modicum of longevity. In the ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross original]]'' and ''DYRL'', they combined the "Mystic Alien Intruder" aspect of this trope aspect, kidnapping humans to observe their culture, with heavy their ProudWarriorRaceGuy tendencies.
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