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26th Aug '16 2:40:51 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' features the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Winter]] and [[LightIsNotGood Summer]] Courts, mostly based on ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. As in their native canon, they're very prone to using ExactWords, each and every one of them is a RulesLawyer and they love [[MagicallyBindingContract making deals]].

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' features the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Winter]] and [[LightIsNotGood Summer]] Courts, mostly based on ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. As in their native canon, they're very prone to using ExactWords, each and every one of them is a RulesLawyer and they love [[MagicallyBindingContract making deals]]. They are also incredibly dangerous.



** In chapter 68 Professor Lupin notes that the Courts rarely bother wanded practitioners for whatever reason, [[TooDumbToLive leading to a number of wanded scholars asserting that they don't exist,]] before making it clear that they are very real and ''very'' dangerous. He also goes on to note the existence of TheWildHunt, led by Oberon and the Erlking, who are both invoked by those who wish to channel the powers of hunting spirits. The Erlking will help someone he deems worthy (though if he does not deem them worthy, things can get messy). Oberon, on the other other hand, is a great deal more capricious.

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** In chapter 68 Professor Lupin notes that the Courts rarely bother wanded practitioners for whatever reason, [[TooDumbToLive leading to a number of wanded scholars asserting that they don't exist,]] before making it clear that they are very real and ''very'' extremely dangerous. He also goes on to note the existence of TheWildHunt, led by Oberon and the Erlking, who are both invoked by those who wish to channel the powers of hunting spirits. The Erlking will help someone he deems worthy (though if he does not deem them worthy, things can get messy). Oberon, on the other other hand, is a great deal more capricious.
23rd Aug '16 2:39:21 PM DVB
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** Titania, his wife, seems to be of the other type thankfully, and is more than capable of controlling her husband. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, she's the instigator for the incident with Alexander. And then also the instigator for the interference of the Gargoyles]].

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** Titania, his wife, seems to be of the other type thankfully, and is more than capable of controlling her husband.husband (granted, she was actually much worse and the only reason she chnaged was because Oberon cursed her to learn humility). [[spoiler: Unfortunately, she's the instigator for the incident with Alexander. And then also the instigator for the interference of the Gargoyles]].
12th Aug '16 4:56:04 PM Skuld
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* Early Icelandic law ruled that ships should take down their figureheads upon approaching the coast lest The Fair Folk be disturbed.
* Legend has that there is a people, ''Huldufolk'' or underlings. The male huldre was apt to abduct young girls, even from an early age.

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* Early Icelandic law ruled that ships should take down their figureheads upon approaching the coast lest The Fair Folk be disturbed.
* Legend has that there is a
folk tales tell of another people, ''Huldufolk'' or underlings. the ''Huldufólk'' (hidden people), which live alongside humans, but invisible to us unless they wish to be seen. They are much like humans in appearance, and they live as people do, only to us their houses appear as rocks, boulders, cliffs and hills. Sometimes their interactions with humans would be pleasant, in particular if a "huldukona" (female) was in need of a midwife, and a human would oblige their request. At other times the huldufólk would leave their old and infirm as changelings, taking the human children to rear as their own. They would bewitch both men and women to join them in the cliffs, and they would tempt humans waiting by crossroads on specific dates.
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The male huldre was apt to abduct young girls, even huldufólk are the "elves" that Icelanders allegedly still believe in (in truth this belief is generally either shallow, or very strongly flavoured by popcultural depictions of benign elves from an early age. other folkloric traditions).
7th Aug '16 7:43:39 PM BenOfHouston
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* One of the more modern and well known examples is actually Dr. Suess's The Cat in the Hat. He is not actively malevolent, but is clearly an otherworldly being of significant power operating on a BlueAndOrangeMorality.
1st Aug '16 3:15:57 PM Theriocephalus
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** Gardevoir, ({{Retcon}}ned as Psychic/Fairy along with its pre-evolutions) easily fits the description of "inhumanly beautiful", and is in fact [[HumanoidAbomination unrelated to humanoid Pokémon]] -- its closest biological relatives include sundry Ghost-type Pokémon and ''walking sludge''. It's nowhere near as malevolent as this trope usually is though, and in fact [[UndyingLoyalty wants to protect its trainer at all costs]].

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** Gardevoir, ({{Retcon}}ned as Gardevoir ({{retcon}}ned from pure {{Psychic|Powers}} to Psychic/Fairy along with its pre-evolutions) easily fits the description of "inhumanly beautiful", and is in fact [[HumanoidAbomination unrelated to humanoid Pokémon]] -- its closest biological relatives include sundry Ghost-type Pokémon and ''walking sludge''. It's nowhere near as malevolent as this trope usually is though, and in fact [[UndyingLoyalty wants to protect its trainer at all costs]].
1st Aug '16 10:54:26 AM 24601is2460done
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* The Forest Queen in "AshAndCinders" is literally [[AndIMustScream bolted to her own throne]] by its branches weaving through her body, forcing her to move the branches of her throne with her in order to make any movement at all. Cinder notes that she can't really tell if the Forest Queen is doing anything of her own accord, or whether her actions are manipulated by something more Fae.

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* The Forest Queen in "AshAndCinders" is literally [[AndIMustScream bolted to her own throne]] throne by its branches weaving through her body, forcing her to move the branches of her throne with her in order mind if she wants to make any movement move at all. Cinder notes that she can't really tell if the Forest Queen is doing anything of her own accord, or whether her actions are manipulated by something more Fae.
1st Aug '16 10:50:02 AM 24601is2460done
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* The Forest Queen in "AshAndCinders" is literally [[AndIMustScream bolted to her own throne]] by its branches, forcing her to move the branches of her throne with her in order to make any movement at all. Cinder notes that she can't really tell if the Forest Queen is doing anything of her own accord, or whether her actions are manipulated by something more Fae.

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* The Forest Queen in "AshAndCinders" is literally [[AndIMustScream bolted to her own throne]] by its branches, branches weaving through her body, forcing her to move the branches of her throne with her in order to make any movement at all. Cinder notes that she can't really tell if the Forest Queen is doing anything of her own accord, or whether her actions are manipulated by something more Fae.
1st Aug '16 10:48:52 AM 24601is2460done
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*The Forest Queen in "AshAndCinders" is literally [[AndIMustScream bolted to her own throne]] by its branches, forcing her to move the branches of her throne with her in order to make any movement at all. Cinder notes that she can't really tell if the Forest Queen is doing anything of her own accord, or whether her actions are manipulated by something more Fae.
20th Jul '16 7:39:46 PM Gotgunpowder
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And yet, some of them were. The fairies of old weren't [[FairyCompanion cute little bewinged pixies who fluttered happily around humans]]. Elves didn't [[ChristmasElves make children toys]] or [[HiddenElfVillage live deep in forests with no interaction with mortals]]. At best, they would interact with humans with either no thought to the consequences of their actions (the LittlePeople who put RipVanWinkle to sleep)[[note]]That was the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his crew; however, traditionally, the line between fairies and ghosts has… not been sharp.[[/note]] or as tricksters that delight in the mess they're making of mortal lives (Oberon, Puck, and the rest in ''AMidsummerNightsDream''). At worst, they're like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/EmperorJoker with magic]]; otherworldly horrors who kidnap humans for use as playthings to assault, torture, or eat--or sometimes even ''worse'' things ("Literature/TamLin"). The Fair Folk almost always live in the LandOfFaerie, and may be depicted as an InhumanlyBeautifulRace. They are usually vulnerable to ColdIron.

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And yet, some of them were. The fairies of old weren't [[FairyCompanion cute little bewinged pixies who fluttered happily around humans]]. Elves didn't [[ChristmasElves make children toys]] or [[HiddenElfVillage live deep in forests with no interaction with mortals]]. At best, they would interact with humans with either no thought to the consequences of their actions (the LittlePeople who put RipVanWinkle to sleep)[[note]]That was the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his crew; however, traditionally, the line between fairies and ghosts has… not been sharp.[[/note]] or as tricksters that delight in the mess they're making of mortal lives (Oberon, Puck, and the rest in ''AMidsummerNightsDream''). At worst, they're like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/EmperorJoker with magic]]; otherworldly horrors who kidnap humans for use as playthings to assault, torture, or eat--or sometimes even ''worse'' things ("Literature/TamLin"). The Fair Folk almost always live in the LandOfFaerie, and may be depicted as an InhumanlyBeautifulRace. They are usually vulnerable to ColdIron.
ColdIron, though not always (Dullahan are weak to gold)
20th Jul '16 11:38:22 AM FaceofEvil
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** People ''think'' the Dalish Elves are this and treat them accordingly. Which is unfortunate, given that they are for the most part simply nomadic hunters who just want to be left alone. Speaking of the Dalish, this is also how ''they'' perceive ''Flemeth'', an amoral, immmortal shapeshifter and HiddenAgendaVillain.
** The Horned Knight in the web game ''The Last Court'' holds his own court in the wilds outside of Serault. His attendants are dryads and he keeps humans as slaves. If allowed to attend the feast of the Divine, the Horned Knight attempts to give her a gift in the form of a "living garden" — a Chantry sister with plants growing out of her head, and [[EyeScream dandelions for eyes]].

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** People ''think'' the Dalish Elves are this and treat them accordingly. Which is unfortunate, given that they are for the most part simply nomadic hunters who just want to be left alone. Speaking of the Dalish, this is also how ''they'' perceive ''Flemeth'', an amoral, immmortal shapeshifter and HiddenAgendaVillain.
** The Horned Knight in the web game ''The Last Court'' holds his own court in the wilds deep woods outside of Serault. His attendants are dryads and he keeps thinks nothing of keeping humans who have offended him as slaves. If allowed to attend the feast of the Divine, the Horned Knight attempts to give her a gift in the form of a "living garden" — a Chantry sister with [[BodyHorror plants growing out of her head, head]], and [[EyeScream dandelions for eyes]].eyes]]. Naturally, this makes the Divine a teeny bit upset.
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