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24th May '17 6:08:50 AM Toren
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* ''Literature/TheWanderingInn'':The annoying little vicious faeries hate Cold Iron and go as far as calling an avalanche to punish whoever dares to show them disrespect.
22nd May '17 10:31:24 PM saintleki
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** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] however, fulfill the image of the Fair Folk . They will grant gifts to those who please them, but are just as often prone drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Many stories involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner. The Daedric princes are also bound by the concepts they embody, for example, Meridia, prince of light and life energies, has been both the BigBad of one DLC and the BigGood of one of the games. Meridia hates those who tamper with life and the dead and thus fanatically hates necromancers which makes many assume she is good, but she was willing to support the [[AbusivePrecursors the Ayleids]] because they did not practice necromancy. Another story involves the prince Namira, prince of rot and disease gifting a young man with the plague after he gives her a coin, thinking she's just a very ill beggar. The disease, however allows him to become BeneathNotice and thus a very good spy. Others like Azura are more akin to a patron god to a particular race and are shown to be spiteful at worst. In general the Daedra tend to display the general BlueAndOrangeMorality of the Fair Folk trope.

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** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] however, fulfill the image of the Fair Folk . They will grant gifts to those who please them, but are just as often prone drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Many stories involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner. The Daedric princes are also bound by the concepts they embody, for example, Meridia, prince of light and life energies, has been both the BigBad of one DLC and the BigGood of one of the games. Meridia hates those who tamper with life and the dead and thus fanatically hates necromancers which makes many assume she is good, but she was willing to support the [[AbusivePrecursors the Ayleids]] because they did not practice necromancy. Another story involves the prince Namira, prince of rot and disease gifting a young man with the plague after he gives her a coin, thinking she's just a very ill beggar. The disease, however allows him to become BeneathNotice and thus a very good spy. Others like Azura are more akin [[TheAlcoholic Sanguine]] who tends to a patron god to a particular race and are shown to be spiteful at worst. prefer making mischief. In general the Daedra tend to display the general BlueAndOrangeMorality of the Fair Folk trope.trope, and can be benevolent, mischievous, or evil.
22nd May '17 10:20:48 PM saintleki
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** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] however, fulfill the image of the Fair Folk . They will grant gifts to those who please them, but are just as often prone drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Many stories involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner. The Daedric princes are also bound by the concepts they embody, for example, Meridia, prince of light and life energies, has been both the BigBad and the BigGood in different stories. Another story involves the prince Namira, prince of rot and disease gifting a young man with the plague after he gives her a coin, thinking she's just a very ill beggar. The disease, however allows him to become BeneathNotice and thus a very good spy. Others like Azura are more akin to a patron god to a particular race and are shown to be spiteful at worst. In general the Daedra tend to display the general BlueAndOrangeMorality of the Fair Folk trope.

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** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] however, fulfill the image of the Fair Folk . They will grant gifts to those who please them, but are just as often prone drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Many stories involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner. The Daedric princes are also bound by the concepts they embody, for example, Meridia, prince of light and life energies, has been both the BigBad of one DLC and the BigGood in different stories.of one of the games. Meridia hates those who tamper with life and the dead and thus fanatically hates necromancers which makes many assume she is good, but she was willing to support the [[AbusivePrecursors the Ayleids]] because they did not practice necromancy. Another story involves the prince Namira, prince of rot and disease gifting a young man with the plague after he gives her a coin, thinking she's just a very ill beggar. The disease, however allows him to become BeneathNotice and thus a very good spy. Others like Azura are more akin to a patron god to a particular race and are shown to be spiteful at worst. In general the Daedra tend to display the general BlueAndOrangeMorality of the Fair Folk trope.
22nd May '17 9:59:32 PM saintleki
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** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] however, fulfill the image of the Fair Folk . They will grant gifts to those who please them, but are just as often prone drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Many stories involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner. The Daedric princes are also bound by the concepts they embody, for example, Meridia, prince of light and life energies, has been both the BigBad and the BigGood in different stories. Another story involves the prince Namira, prince of rot and disease gifting a young man with the plague after he gives her a coin, thinking she's just a very ill beggar. The disease, however allows him to become BeneathNotice and thus a very good spy. Others like Azura are more akin to a patron god to their a particular race and are shown to be possessive at worst. In general the Daedra tend to display the general BlueAndOrangeMorality of the Fair Folk trope.

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** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] however, fulfill the image of the Fair Folk . They will grant gifts to those who please them, but are just as often prone drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Many stories involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner. The Daedric princes are also bound by the concepts they embody, for example, Meridia, prince of light and life energies, has been both the BigBad and the BigGood in different stories. Another story involves the prince Namira, prince of rot and disease gifting a young man with the plague after he gives her a coin, thinking she's just a very ill beggar. The disease, however allows him to become BeneathNotice and thus a very good spy. Others like Azura are more akin to a patron god to their a particular race and are shown to be possessive spiteful at worst. In general the Daedra tend to display the general BlueAndOrangeMorality of the Fair Folk trope.
22nd May '17 9:57:26 PM saintleki
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* Franchise/TheElderScrolls has [[OurElvesAreBetter the races of Mer]] , but they have very little in common with the Fair Folk. The occasional cases of BlueAndOrangeMorality comes more down to culture than anything else.
** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] however, fulfill the image of the Fair Folk . They will grant gifts to those who please them, but often drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Most any story involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner. The Daedric princes are also bound by the concepts they embody, for example, Meridia, prince of light and life energies, has been both the BigBad and the BigGood in different stories. In general the Daedra tend to display the general BlueAndOrangeMorality of the Fair Folk trope.

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* Franchise/TheElderScrolls has [[OurElvesAreBetter the races of Mer]] , but they have very little in common with the Fair Folk. The occasional cases of BlueAndOrangeMorality among the races of Mer comes more down to culture than anything else.
else and there are plenty of situations of MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch.
** The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Daedra]] however, fulfill the image of the Fair Folk . They will grant gifts to those who please them, but are just as often prone drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Most any story Many stories involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner. The Daedric princes are also bound by the concepts they embody, for example, Meridia, prince of light and life energies, has been both the BigBad and the BigGood in different stories. Another story involves the prince Namira, prince of rot and disease gifting a young man with the plague after he gives her a coin, thinking she's just a very ill beggar. The disease, however allows him to become BeneathNotice and thus a very good spy. Others like Azura are more akin to a patron god to their a particular race and are shown to be possessive at worst. In general the Daedra tend to display the general BlueAndOrangeMorality of the Fair Folk trope.
22nd May '17 9:48:31 PM saintleki
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* The ''Mer'' from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' are [[OurElvesAreDifferent essentially elves]], except each race has its own disturbing trends. The Dunmer, or "Dark Elves", are generally xenophobic, treacherous, slave-owning pricks at the best of times - And incestuous, power-hungry, demon-worshiping, rotting-diseased-flesh-eating madmen at their worst. The Bosmer, or "Wood Elves" are a bunch of plant-worshiping ''cannibals'' who have the power to morph together into a nigh-unstoppable EldritchAbomination whenever their homeland is threatened. The Maormer, or "Tropical Elves", are an exiled race of elves who follow an undying king and have perfected magic dealing with sea serpents. And the Altmer, or "High Elves", are arrogant bastards who've begun worshiping [[OurDemonsAreDifferent The Daedra]] like their ancestors did, despite that not being a very good idea then, either...
** Take this as an example. Mannimarco, the king of all necromancers, a dark lord and worshiper of multiple Daedric Princes, and the BigBad of Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, is an Altmer, one of the self-styled "High Elves".
** There are also several extinct tribes who display other aspects of the Fair Folk.
** The Ayleids, also known as the Heartland High Elves, are notorious among humans for their cruel reign over the enslaved humans of Cyrodiil. They worshiped Daedra, practiced necromancy, and crafted artifacts whose nature cannot be easily recreated.
** The Falmer, or "Snow Elves", have left little of their culture behind. However, their place in Nordic legend is written in a way similar to one speak of the Fair Folk. By the time of [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] however they've devolved into blind monsters that inhabit particularly deep crypts and Dwemer ruins.
** The Dwemer, or "Deep Elves", wiped themselves out by trying to make themselves into gods via {{Magitek}} and are remembered by the Dunmer in fables that speak of them like the Fair Folk. They gave the surviving Falmer refuge in exchange for servitude, but fed them fungus which caused their transformation into monsters.
** The Orsimer, or "Pariah Elves", were a sect of elves who remained dedicated to their god even after he was corrupted after being devoured by another deity and...excreted. The result was a corruption of their form into the Orcs, though they kept their pointy ears.
** The Daedra fulfill the image of the Fair Folk better than any race of Mer. They will grant gifts to those who please them, but often drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Most any story involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner.
** The same world also has Spriggans, half-plant half-woman things who are not too fond of visitors to their forests...

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* The ''Mer'' from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' are [[OurElvesAreDifferent essentially elves]], except each race Franchise/TheElderScrolls has its own disturbing trends. The Dunmer, or "Dark Elves", are generally xenophobic, treacherous, slave-owning pricks at [[OurElvesAreBetter the best races of times - And incestuous, power-hungry, demon-worshiping, rotting-diseased-flesh-eating madmen at their worst. The Bosmer, or "Wood Elves" are a bunch of plant-worshiping ''cannibals'' who Mer]] , but they have the power to morph together into a nigh-unstoppable EldritchAbomination whenever their homeland is threatened. The Maormer, or "Tropical Elves", are an exiled race of elves who follow an undying king and have perfected magic dealing very little in common with sea serpents. And the Altmer, or "High Elves", are arrogant bastards who've begun worshiping Fair Folk. The occasional cases of BlueAndOrangeMorality comes more down to culture than anything else.
** The
[[OurDemonsAreDifferent The Daedra]] like their ancestors did, despite that not being a very good idea then, either...
** Take this as an example. Mannimarco, the king of all necromancers, a dark lord and worshiper of multiple Daedric Princes, and the BigBad of Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, is an Altmer, one of the self-styled "High Elves".
** There are also several extinct tribes who display other aspects of the Fair Folk.
** The Ayleids, also known as the Heartland High Elves, are notorious among humans for their cruel reign over the enslaved humans of Cyrodiil. They worshiped Daedra, practiced necromancy, and crafted artifacts whose nature cannot be easily recreated.
** The Falmer, or "Snow Elves", have left little of their culture behind. However, their place in Nordic legend is written in a way similar to one speak of the Fair Folk. By the time of [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] however they've devolved into blind monsters that inhabit particularly deep crypts and Dwemer ruins.
** The Dwemer, or "Deep Elves", wiped themselves out by trying to make themselves into gods via {{Magitek}} and are remembered by the Dunmer in fables that speak of them like the Fair Folk. They gave the surviving Falmer refuge in exchange for servitude, but fed them fungus which caused their transformation into monsters.
** The Orsimer, or "Pariah Elves", were a sect of elves who remained dedicated to their god even after he was corrupted after being devoured by another deity and...excreted. The result was a corruption of their form into the Orcs, though they kept their pointy ears.
** The Daedra
however, fulfill the image of the Fair Folk better than any race of Mer.Folk . They will grant gifts to those who please them, but often drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Most any story involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner.
manner. The Daedric princes are also bound by the concepts they embody, for example, Meridia, prince of light and life energies, has been both the BigBad and the BigGood in different stories. In general the Daedra tend to display the general BlueAndOrangeMorality of the Fair Folk trope.
** The same world also has Spriggans, half-plant half-woman things who are not too fond of visitors to their forests...forests.
22nd May '17 9:27:17 PM saintleki
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** Averted with the Dunmer from Skyrim on. The mutated flesh-eating monster cult was destroyed by the Nerevarine, the slavery thing was abolished by King Helseth, and the xenophobic part was destroyed by the Red Year: nowadays the Dunmer are more often ''victims'' of FantasticRacism than its perpetrators. All the nasty stuff that fell on Dunmer heads actually cleansed them and turned them into the unambiguously nicest elven race of Nirn. And they also have no part in [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Aldmeri Dominion]], which adds them an extra +1 Good... And another +1 is added by the fact that they are the only nation on Nirn who live in a republic of the non-[[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny tyrannical]] variety.
** The Daedra often act like the Fair Folk. They will grant gifts to those who please them, but often drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Most any story involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner.

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** Averted with the Dunmer from Skyrim on. The mutated flesh-eating monster cult was destroyed by the Nerevarine, the slavery thing was abolished by King Helseth, and the xenophobic part was destroyed by the Red Year: nowadays the Dunmer are more often ''victims'' of FantasticRacism than its perpetrators. All the nasty stuff that fell on Dunmer heads actually cleansed them and turned them into the unambiguously nicest elven race of Nirn. And they also have no part in [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Aldmeri Dominion]], which adds them an extra +1 Good... And another +1 is added by the fact that they are the only nation on Nirn who live in a republic of the non-[[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny tyrannical]] variety.
** The Daedra often act like fulfill the image of the Fair Folk.Folk better than any race of Mer. They will grant gifts to those who please them, but often drive them into insanity or acts of great evil. Most any story involving a Daedric Prince will leave the one striking a deal with the Prince coming out of the situation cursed in some manner.
13th May '17 5:35:33 AM Vampireandthen
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** Another notable Irish fairy is the Gancanagh. A handsome and vain male, the Gancanagh is your basic {{Casanova}} who goes around seducing human women, and carries around a pipe, which can be a big clue as to his identity. However, it is said to be extremely unlucky to meet him, and the women he seduces will fight to the death for his affection.
9th May '17 8:29:29 AM MrThorfan64
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* The Others in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' are a cross between elves, vampires, and cold elementals. The children of the forest are a diminutive, woodland folk with great power. Although they warred with mankind, they eventually made peace, then dwindled away as civilization swept through the continent.

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* The Others in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' are a cross between elves, vampires, and cold elementals. Their very first appearance in the story has them killing a guy who can't harm them and laughing at it, then raising him as a wight. The story of the Night's King furthers this. He allegedly chased a woman "with skin as white as the moon and eyes like blue stars" and when he gave her his seed he gave her his soul as well. After this he performed human sacrifice while ruling the Nightfort. It took an alliance between [[EnemyMine the Stark in Winterfell and the King-Beyond-the-Wall]] to bring them down.
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The children of the forest are a diminutive, woodland folk with great power. Although they warred with mankind, they eventually made peace, then dwindled away as civilization swept through the continent.
7th May '17 5:46:18 AM Ihasahandle
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** While many Fairy type Pokemon are very cutesy, look at their moves. A given Fairy types approach to battle involves seduction, manipulation, vampirism, mysterious fogs, lunamancy, and plain old beating the crap out of the opponent. Much more like the Fair Folk than modern fairies.
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