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Any fan of fantasy, [[HeroicFantasy Heroic]], [[HighFantasy High]] or [[LowFantasy Low]] (or [[SpeculativeFiction otherwise]]) knows the usual [[LordOfTheRings Tolkien]] mould of heroic races -- [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]], [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarves]], [[{{Hobbits}} halflings]], [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnomes]], and [[OurMonstersAreDifferent whatever else]]. (Oh, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and humans too]].) But of course the AlwaysChaoticEvil races often come in certain varieties themselves, in something of an EvilCounterpart trope of the FiveRaces.

* '''Savage''' ([[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]], [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogre]], occasionally [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Troll]] or [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giant]]): Big, tough, and [[DumbMuscle usually not particularly bright]], these lot are generally a race of TheBrute. May have a {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} or NobleSavage bent if cast sympathetically. Counterpart to the Stout. When present in ScienceFiction settings, the Savage is usually a hostile alien {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} or a population technologically backwards primitives, whether aliens or a LostColony.
* '''Eldritch''' ([[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demon]], [[TheUndead Undead]]): Powerful, dangerous and inherently magical, these are often the most frightening and inhuman race. They may have the most [[OurMonstersAreDifferent variety]] within them. Counterpart to the Fairy. In ScienceFiction settings, this role is usually taken by hostile StarfishAliens or the local HordeOfAlienLocusts.
* '''Humanoid''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Hobgoblin]], BeastMan, sometimes orcs): Effectively humans, with a similar society and capabilities, but stranger looking and often foreign. Sometimes just [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans themselves]]. Counterpart to Mundane.
* '''Fallen''' ([[TheFairFolk Dark Elf]]): [[EvilIsSexy Good looking]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] jerks who are downright proud of it. Usually live underground or in some other well-hidden area, specialise in stealth, sneakiness and ruthlessness. Dark mirror of the High Men. Like High Men, they're the most likely to be absent from the FantasyAxisOfEvil. An alternate depiction of the Fallen is as propagandists and diplomats of the Axis, whose mission is depicting the Dark Lord "with a human face" to unsuspecting schmucks (it's, of course, patently untrue, because the Fallen are still conniving, lying bastards).
* '''Crafty''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin]], sometimes [[RatMen Rat Man]]): Small, numerous and often smart and cunning, otherwise they wouldn't still be around. These buggers are usually the most technically inclined group, with [[DeathTrap trap-filled]] lairs and warren-like fortresses but still tend to use ZergRush tactics. Often UglyCute. Counterpart to the Cute, of course.

Unlike the usual FiveRaces they are not always allied, and are as prone to [[EvilVersusEvil getting in fights with each other]] as they are with the 'heroic' groups. It's common for {{Evil Overlord}}s to unite them yet other times they'll work together without a real leader. There will almost always be at least [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch one good member of at least one race]], and sometimes the story will make efforts to either show that they're not necessarily inherently evil, or [[JustifiedTrope find a way to justify it]] through [[AWizardDidIt magic]], circumstances or whatever else.

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' features several evil races, but the ones that fit the mold are the following:
** '''Savage''': Werewolves. Religious fanatics turned into brutal and bloodthirsty monsters that can only be controlled through brainwashing.
** '''Eldritch''': Dystopians. [[EvilBrit Evil British]] LizardFolk that [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons ride dragons]] and have access to magic out of this world. [[spoiler:Including [[HolyHandGrenade holy artifacts]].]]
** '''Humanoid''': A tie between Zombies and ghouls as the most mundane race in the setting.
** '''Fallen''': Vampires. The decadent and extremely depraved elite in the world of Résurrection.
** '''Crafty''': Archaeologists, mad scientist mummies and the only faction [[FantasyGunControl allowed to control technology]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** '''Savage''': Tusken Raiders. Vicious and warlike desert barbarians, they never show any inclination to talk or negotiate and will mindlessly attack anyone who they encounter.
** '''Eldritch''': Yuuzhan Vong: Essentially a humanoid SwarmOfAlienLocusts, the Vong are both very powerful (they overran most of the inhabited galaxy with chilling ease) and very alien, coming out of literally nowhere, using highly advanced OrganicTechnology (distressingly often made [[WasOnceAMan out of defeated enemies]]), and following a culture based around [[ScaryDogmaticAliens pathological hatred of regular technology]] and rampant masochism.
** '''Humanoid''': [[TheEmpire The Empire and the First Order]]: Evil humans ([[FantasticRacism in fact, only humans]]) who manage to be just as evil as the other races, but in distinctly human ways (racism, military oppression, petty cruelty, etc.), often in ways eerily reminiscent of [[ANaziByAnyOtherName actual human factions.]]
** '''Fallen''': [[EvilSorceror The Sith]], evil Force users descended from a sect of fallen Jedi. They specialize in deceit and stealth, hiding in plain sight or in the depths of unexplored space until the best time to strike. They make arts of KlingonPromotion and of [[ManipulativeBastard deceit and manipulation]], and are always looking for Light-siders to corrupt and recruit.
** '''Crafty''': Hutts: Not the usual fit, being very large and fairly solitary, but the Hutts fit by living in dark, maze-like fortresses surrounded by hordes of [[{{Mooks}} disposable goons]] who do the dying for them and using their wits to thrive in the criminal underworld.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** '''Savage''': The Trolls, huge and brutish beings of low intelligence (most are barely above animal intellect), easily outwitted but very dangerous up close.
** '''Eldritch''': The Nazgûl are the closest thing to a "magic" race on the evil side, though they're closer to EliteMook or CoDragons status, being only nine. It works better if you count the Barrow-Wights and other undead that the Witch-King commands as a single "race", together with whatever you get turned into if you get stabbed by a Morgul-blade and don't receive treatment in time.
** '''Humanoid''': Evil humans such as the Corsairs, Haradrim and Easterlings. Also the Orcs, especially the (possibly [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]]) Uruk-Hai, generally lacking the strength, low intelligence and disorganization that qualifies Orcs as Savage in other works.
** '''Fallen''': Black Númenóreans, descended from evil men of [[{{Atlantis}} Númenór]] who escaped its death and threw in their lot with Sauron. Assorted [[FallenAngel fallen Maiar]] such as Sauron, the balrogs, or the first dragons, might also count, with some Eldritch elements.
** '''Crafty''': The Goblins of the deep tunnels and warrens beneath the Misty Mountains, generally responsible for a good deal of the bad guys’ technology--Tolkien describes them as making “no beautiful things, but many clever ones”--notably averting the EvilIsSterile employed elsewhere in the series.
* ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' has four evil races; the "humanoid" role is played by the actual humans fighting on the side of evil.
** Savage: Hunën, {{Giant Mook}}s from the mountains.
** Eldritch: The Red Hand, Ineluki's most powerful undead minions.
** Fallen: The Norns, evil counterparts of the Sithi.
** Crafty: Bukken, tiny diggers, tend to play the role of GoddamnedBats.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', although there is overlap with the FiveRaces because very few races have a set alignment in the {{Potterverse}}, we could have:
** [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]] as the Savage race.
** [[EmotionEater Dementors]] and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Inferi]] as the demonic and undead varieties of Eldritch, respectively
** Most Dark wizards as the Humanoids
** Extremely powerful and twisted Dark wizards (Voldemort, although there have been other possible candidates such as Grindelwald and Herpo the Foul) as the Fallen
** Goblins as the Crafty, although they don't quite fit as most goblins remain, not neutral exactly, but as detached as possible from wizarding society.
* In ''Literature/TimeScout'', the ''Ansar Majlis'' are downtime jihadists recruited by uptimer [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalists]] to fight the modern revival of the worship of Artemis.
* The recurring villains of the Literature/{{Discworld}} could arguably count, with:
** Savage: Demons, old-school Dragons. Deliberately subverted with Trolls and Orcs.
** Eldritch: The Things from the Dungeon Dimensions. Deliberately subverted with the Undead.
** Humanoid: Humanity. No, seriously, these guys [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters are the villains]] ''way'' more often than anyone else. Similarly, the few evil Dwarves, Vampires etc that turn up.
** Fallen: Elves. With a dash of Eldritch.
** Crafty: The Auditors of Reality. Deliberately subverted with Goblins.
* The Angarak nations fill roughly this role in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', though they're human (albeit humans whose society has been dominated by the GodOfEvil for milennia):
** Savage: Murgos, who also have elements of the Fallen. Descended from the old Angarak warrior caste, they're the most aggressive and warlike of the Angaraks and their royal house produces [[TheCaligula rabing madmen]] more often than not.
** Eldritch: Grolims, the priest and magical caste who can be found across the Angarak nations and enforce [[BigBad Torak's]] will.
** Humanoid: Thulls, descended from the working caste of the old Angaraks- they hate Torak and really just want to be free of the others, but serve out of fear.
** Fallen: Malloreans. The least "specialized" and most versatile of the Angarak nations, incorporating skills and tactics from numerous conquered peoples.
** Crafty: Nadraks. Descended from the old Angarak merchant caste, the Nadraks are a ProudMerchantRace noted for their cunning and duplicitiousness, but being less fanatical than the Murgos and Grolims, less successful than the Malloreans, and less cowed than the Thulls, they're also the first Angarak nation to turn against Torak.
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''
** Savage: Trollocs
** Eldritch: Myrddraal. Some of the more powerful and specialized Shadowspawn (like the ''gholam'') may fit here as well.
** Humanoid: Human darkfriends.
** Fallen: [[spoiler: Sharans]]
** Crafty: Grey Men
* ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy''
** Savage: Koloss
** Eldritch: Steel Inquisitors
** Humanoid: Humans on the side of Lord Ruler
** Fallen: The victims [[spoiler: of Ruin]]
** Crafty: Mistwraiths and Kandra [[spoiler: appears first, then subverted.]]
* ''Literature/{{Mithgar}}''
** Savage: [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Trolls]]
** Eldritch: [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], most obviously [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier Ghuls]] and [[EmotionBomb Gargons]]
** Humanoid: Human worshippers of [[GodOfEvil Gyphon]]; [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Hloks]] are somewhere between this and Savage
** Fallen: [[EvilSorcerer Black]] [[WitchSpecies Mages]]
** Crafty: [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Rucks]]
* The Consult, ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'':
** Savage: [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Sranc]] and [[GiantMook Bashrags]]
** Eldritch: [[AliensAreBastards Inchoroi]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Wracu]]
** Fallen: [[OurElvesAreBetter Nonmen]] [[TheFogOfAges Erratics]]
** Humanoid: Human members of the Consult
** Crafty: [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Skin-spies]]
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' tends to map over to fantasy races pretty well. Aside from the FiveRaces, you have the [[ProudWarriorRace Klingons as orcs]], the Borg are pretty close to undead, the Cardassians as xenophobic Humanoids, the Romulans countering the [[OurElvesAreBetter Space Elf Vulcans]] as Dark Elves, and the Ferengi much like goblins.
** [[TheEmpire The Dominion]]:
*** Savage: Jem'Hadar
*** Eldritch: Breen
*** Humanoid: Cardassians
*** Fallen: The Founders
*** Crafty: Vorta
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Borderline, especially given the series' tendency towards GreyAndGrayMorality:
** Savage: Alien monsters such as the one in the episode "Grey 17 is Missing".
** Eldritch: No contest. The Shadows and the Vorlons.
** Humanoid: role alternates between Centauri, Humans, and Narn.
** Fallen: the Drakh: prefer crafty infiltration and sneak attacks. Also nastier Minbari
** Crafty: Humans have large numbers of small ships and use nuclear space mines. Narn use ZergRush in boarding operations. And if Deathwalker is representative of the Dilgar in general, they probably qualified too.
* ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'': fair match
** Savage: [[http://www.gateworld.net/wiki/Unas Unas]], later [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Kull Kull]]
** Eldritch: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ori_(Stargate) Ori]]
** Humanoid: [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Jaffa Jaffa]]
** Fallen: [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Goa%27uld Goa'uld]]
** Crafty: [[http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Replicator Replicators]]
*** In later seasons, the Lucian Alliance also fills the "Humanoid" slot [[spoiler: after the fall of the System Lords, making most Jaffa seen allies instead of {{Mooks}}]].
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has its own set
** Savage: The Wraith
** Eldritch: Pegasus Replicators
** Humanoid: Micheals faction as they have become more human than the other wraith
** Fallen: Pegasus Asgard, also wraith worshipers
** Crafty: The Genii
* ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'' has four enemy races who can be put in some of these categories.
** savage: The Jaryuu (evil dragon) clan
** Eldritch: The Ashu/Questers
** Fallen: Dark Shadow
** Crafty: Goadom civilization
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' goes more by this than the FiveRaces, given BlackAndGreyMorality
** Savage: Scarrans, Luxans, Tavleks
** Eldritch: The Ancients, Einstein's "True Ancients", and whatever Maldis is.
** Humanoids: Sebaceans/Peacekeepers
** Fallen: Nebari
** Crafty: Hynerians (if Rygel is anything to go by), the Pathfinders, Sheeyangs
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[[folder:Religion and Mythology]]
* UrExample: The races in Myth/NorseMythology possibly fits better as this than as the FiveRaces, which is ironic as Tolkien likely based his races on those of Norse myth:
** Savage: Jötnar
** Eldritch: Gods
** Humanoid: Humans
** Fallen: Elves (aka Light-Elves)
** Crafty: Dwarfs (aka Dark-Elves)
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is something of a TropeCodifier.
** Orcs, along with [[OurOgresAreHungrier Ogres]] and some [[OurGiantsAreBigger Giants]], are Savage.
** TheUndead come in many different forms as Eldritch, along with [[OurDemonsAreDifferent all the varieties of]] [[TheLegionsOfHell demons and devils]], and [[OurMonstersAreWeird weirder things]]. Mind Flayers deserve a mention, [[EldritchAbomination what with the name]], and Githyanki could also be considered for this role, being [[SpacePirates psionic pirates from the Astral Planes]].
** Goblins, hobgoblins and all kinds of subraces are close to Humanoid, though one book has actual 'dark humans'.
** Drow are definitely Fallen--they ''made'' the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Dark Elf]] trope.
** [[LizardFolk Kobolds]] are textbook Crafty and something of an EnsembleDarkHorse race. (competing with the Drow above after all)
*** Kobolds were cowardly lizard-rat-humanoids, in AD&D2 (for example, novel ''Wyvern's Spur'' uses this) they combined [[TrapMaster traps]], poisonous pests and HitAndRunTactics. D&D3 made them "wimpy dragons-lite", but kept the love of DeathTrap spamming. They were returned to Crafty niche by "[[http://www.wizards.com/DnD/Article.aspx?x=dnd/dra/400kobolds Tucker's Kobolds]]" story in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' Magazine where GM ran a tribe by the old textbook with some equally unpleasant extras. The point was that planning and strategy allow even the weakest monsters to win, but it succeed more in starting the fad of [[MemeticBadass "kobolds are tactical geniuses!"]] and usage as the KillerRabbit [[http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/19869366/The_most_powerful_character._EVER of choice]].
*** Tucker's Kobolds was actually the TropeMaker for vicious, crafty kobolds-- in the earliest days they were notable only as the weakest of evil humanoids. That link is to a reprint celebrating the 400th issue of Dragon Magazine.
** In {{Eberron}}:
*** Savage: The Emerald Claw and the Lord of Blades.
*** Eldritch: Cults of the Dragon Below, the Daelkyr, and the Lords of Dust. [[WildMassGuessing Maybe the dragons.]]
*** Humanoid: [[CrapsackWorld Potentially anyone]], but most likely House Cannith and the Aurum.
*** Fallen: Riedra as a whole, though the rank and file are similar to Humanoids and the Inspired have Eldritch elements.
*** Crafty: ''Everyone'' in Eberron fits this description, including all of the above groups.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' is rather better represented by this than the FiveRaces.
** {{O|ur Orcs Are Different}}rcs are textbook Savages, along with the slightly smarter (not that that's saying much) [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins]], the ever-hungry [[OurOgresAreDifferent Ogres]], and the inbred, brutal [[OurGiantsAreBigger giants.]]
** The [[{{Mummy}} Tomb Kings]], [[TheUndead Vampire Counts]] and [[TheLegionsOfHell Chaos Daemons]] all fit Eldritch perfectly.
** The Beastmen and Warriors of Chaos, mutated humans and barbarians sworn to the Chaos Gods respectively, are Humanoid.
** By-the-book Dark Elves (with [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaur mounted heavy cavalry]], among other things) are your classic Fallen.
** The Skaven are ''definitely'' Crafty; half WeHaveReserves and half MadScience {{Magitek}}, they're the only army that can fire on their own troops and come equipped with ''[[GatlingGood ratling guns]]'' and ''[[KillItWithFire flamethrowers]]''.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Where do we begin...
** The "bad guy" side's races fit loosely within this trope with certain twists. Of course calling them an axis might be inaccurate as most rarely work with each other, even within the broad categories laid out here.
*** Orks are Savage as they come, while their Gretchin slaves qualify as Crafty.
*** The Necrons are Eldritch in that they're essentially silent, undead robots with access to [[HigherTechSpecies technology that seems almost magical]] by other species' standards. Previous editions showed them as deathly silent, soulless machines that killed off or abducted human populations for no discernible reason, and their goals were pretty opaque. Since then, they have been expanded upon (although some would say retconned) to be [[SpaceRomans ancient space Egyptians]], with their leaders retaining the ability to speak, with their dynasties alternatingly trying to restore their empire or running experiments to return to flesh and blood bodies.
*** Chaos Daemons, on the whole, are purely Eldritch with no real twists. They're demons from hell in an otherwise scifi setting ([[ScienceFantasy loosely speaking of course]]). Different subsets within the factions of daemons do fill out other roles though, like daemons of [[WarGod Khorne]] are Savage, while daemons of [[TheTrickster Tzeentch]] are pure Eldritch.
*** The Dark Eldar are Fallen, and may contain elements of Eldritch. The old Eldar empire was slowly consuming itself in a bloody orgy of excess until a new and hungry god exploded into existence, killing most of them, and by that point all of the reasonable Eldar had already left and were long gone. The handfuls of survivors gathered to make a new settlement, and they and their descendants decided to continue the party right where they left off, arguably getting ''even worse'' over the centuries.
*** Chaos Space Marines fall somewhere between Humanoid and Fallen, and may contain a dash or more of Eldritch, depending on how much the Warband in question relies on [[EldritchAbomination daemons]], [[PsychicPowers psychics]], or other strange warp-based aid. They started out as SuperSoldiers, and turned to worshiping evil gods or otherwise turning their backs on the Imperium of Man. Some regret circumstance forcing them out of the Imperium but the vast majority gleefully betrayed the Imperium, seeing it as weak or having turned counterproductive in dominating the galaxy long ago.
*** Tyranids are Crafty, as they are [[SwarmOfAlienLocusts hungry space bugs]] whose rank-and-file are hordes of relatively small creatures (about the size of a man) who rely on [[ZergRush waves of overwhelming numbers]] to crush opposition. They do have numerous [[BigCreepyCrawlies larger organisms]] for other roles (leaders, living artillery, living tanks, HumongousMecha analogues), as well as some other small organisms specialized for stealth and infiltrating target populations. However, their HiveMind is almost an entity unto itself, and is incredibly ruthless and tactics-savvy. Their hive mind, extremely powerful psychic abilities and sheer inhumanity give them strong overtones of the Eldritch.
** While the "good guy" races could be on [[FiveRaces the other page]], a [[BlackAndGrayMorality general lack of scruples and compassion]] actually fits them into these categories pretty well.
*** Eldar are Eldritch, though their M.O. actually fits in well with Fallen as described above, even if the term "Fallen" doesn't quite describe them depending on who you ask. See the Dark Eldar up there, well the Craftworld Eldar are the descendants of many of the reasonable Eldar who left their old society. Today they are a fading species (still many millions, perhaps billions strong) staving off every threat that would bring them a little closer to extinction. How they do it is by using seers and divination to track as much of what they can in the galaxy that would affect them, much of it [[ButterflyOfDoom seemingly innocuous or unrelated to them in the big picture]]. They then intervene, ranging from an anonymous communique, to an assassination, to outright military intervention, to orchestrating huge wars between other races; whatever it takes to mitigate a threat. Interestingly enough, could almost be the undisputedly good guys, but they have changed (either been expanded or retconned) to be incredibly callous towards other species, seeing many, humans included, the same way we would see higher animals. While few Eldar can have amicable relations with select humans, most see humans with contempt and outright hatred.
*** Tau are Crafty, being somewhat shorter and weaker than humans; but they much more than compensate, not with overwhelming numbers, but with high tech and devastating firepower. They also use alien auxiliaries to shore up any battlefield shortcomings, including humans. Their preferred methods of annexing neighboring worlds are diplomacy, politics, or coercion, ''often'' preferring to leave conquest as a last resort. They [[{{Retcon}} had been the one faction]] that had been unambiguously moral and optimistic, but they were shown to have a secretive, Orwellian society where all non-Tau species ''may'' be treated as second-class citizens.
*** Humanoids? [[TheEmpire Humans of course]]. Humanity has the most meaningful factions on the galactic stage, and are the undisputed masters of the galaxy, for now...
*** [[SpaceMarine Space Marines]] might especially count, since they're pretty much [[FiveRaces High Men]] when compared to the rest of humanity. Particular Chapters do fit certain molds, like the White Scars and [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Flesh Tearers]] are Savage, the secretive Dark Angels can fit into Fallen (just don't call them that out loud), and the technically inclined Iron Hands and the legendarily stealthy Raven Guard are Crafty.
*** The Imperial Guard (military forces made of normal humans) fit into Crafty as well as they do Humanoid, since they come in [[WeHaveReserves huge waves]], followed by walls of [[TankGoodness mighty cannons]], and certain expertise in static defenses. Really, the baseline of 40K is different enough that we PunyEarthlings have a hard time in the Humanoid position.
* Wyrm factions in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' fall into the following categories.
** Fomori are the Savage, being humans and beasts mutated by powers of Wyrm and posessed by Banes. In the Wyrm army they are nothing but UnskilledButStrong CannonFodder.
** Banes are the Eldritch, being demons of Wyrm.
** Seventh Generation are Humanoid, as they are mortal disciples of Wyrm with little more then weapons and primitive sorcery, which is buffoonery in comparison with true magic of Mages.
** Black Spiral Dancers and Nephandi are the Fallen, being, respectively, werewolves and mages fallen to Wyrm.
** Pentex are the Crafty, as they are the embodiment of IndustrializedEvil: a MegaCorp that acts as TheCorrupter, whose hat are products which MayContainEvil.
* ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has vampire Clans who serve as classes, subcultures and subpecies of vampires:
** Brujah and Gangrel are Savage, as they are, respectively, vampire Punks/Bikers/Hooligans (with shades of BombThrowingAnarchists and GangBangers) and the most bestial of vampires, being an entire clan of bloodthirsty shapeshifting hunters. "Savages" are even Gangrel's official nickname!
** Tzimisce are the Eldritch, as they are clans of MadScientist and EvilSorcerer types. Tzimisce clan unicue Discipline is Vicissitude, PsychicSurgery, which is used to inflict BodyHorror on both clan members (with PowerUpgradingDeformation abilities and other things) and enemies. They also get the hat for being easily the most strange and inhuman vampires. Also, Malkavian clan has shades of this with all their MadOracle tendencies.
** Caitiff and Pander are easily Humanoid, as they are the weakest and most commonplace vampires with none of the fancy abilities of other Clans.
** Lasombra, Ventrue and Salubri are the Fallen, with the latter has heavy shades of Savage. Lasombra and Ventrue are two whole Clans of [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative bastards]], [[SleazyPolitician corrupt politicians]] and [[AristocratsAreEvil evil aristocrats]]. Salubri take the hat for switching from vamires' TokenGoodTeammate to little more then revenge-obscessed Sabbath's thugs.
** Finally, Tremere and Nosferatu are Crafty, the former being human [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Mages]] artificially turned into vampires and using BloodMagic instead of core Disciplines, and the latter as a Clan of vampire hackers and spies.
* ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'': Let's face it, [[CrapsackWorld they all qualify]], [[GreyandGrayMorality even when they aren't actually evil]]. The evil factions of each race also tend to embrace their role in the Axis.
** Savage: [[WerewolfTheForsaken Werewolves]]. They're the toughest, the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy most warlike]] and not much for subtlety. [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Pure]] disdain humanity as being inherently weak and out of jealousy for inheriting the world after their own personal [[NatureIsNotNice hunter's paradise]] was destroyed. [[TabletopGame/BeastThePrimordial Beasts]] come here for being reincarnated primal monsters who need terror and violence to live.
** Eldritch: Everyone to some extent, but [[TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening Mages]] are the obvious choice, with the [[AncientConspiracy Seers]] giving heed to amoral, posthuman gods whose only motive seems to be protecting their own power. [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost Changelings]] also likewise count, as they've been twisted by the land of Faerie until they're something other than human, with [[TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent Demons and Angels]] rounding them out (being [[DeusEstMachina sapient programs of the God-Machine]] who were not and have never been human).
** Humanoid: Humans in general, [[HumansAreFlawed though it's hard to blame them given the world they live in]]. In terms of playable factions, [[TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil Hunters]] are essentially regular humans fighting against the darkness, often taking the fight a [[HeWhoFightsMonsters little too far...]]
** Fallen: [[VampireTheRequiem The classic bloodsuckers]], and Mages. Seers of the latter game especially, since they deliberately chose to spurn the social good in favor of their own lives, and play the entire world like a harp in service to the Exarchs and to ensure their own livelihoods. [[TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse Arisen]] also qualify here more than Eldritch, being immortal citizens of a cruel and ancient [[TheEmpire empire]] who weave schemes and cults throughout history to mold the world into their desires.
** Crafty: [[GambitPileup All of them]]! The NewWorldOfDarkness is not a setting where the guileless rise above the rest, not without backing from more cunning people.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Chronopia}}''
** The Blackbloods who are a collection of Ogres, Orcs, Goblins, and Troll, they are typically the Savage, with a side of Crafty intellect making them more dangerous.
** Fallen / Eldritch: The Devout a composed of humans and some dwarfs, backed up by undead and demons.
** The Stygians are Savage desert Reptiles led by a magic HiveMind.
* You play as the monsters in ''TabletopGame/BleakWorld'' and while you have the option not to be evil, the classes of each monster have a tendency to fit this trope:
** Savage: Primal Vampires, Werewolves, Skin Shifter Witches, Vanguard Aliens, Patchwork Experiments, Spirits of Hate, Egyptian Mummies, and Giants are all this being primarily physical in nature.
** Eldritch: Dracul Vampires, Cat People, Waster Witches, Overlord Aliens, Legion Experiments, Spirits of Sorrow, Aztec Mummies, and Cyclopses are this, being primarily magical in nature.
** Humanoid: Modern Vampires, Dog Soldiers, Badlander Witches, Infiltrator Aliens, Android Experiments, Spirits of Love, Norse Mummies, and Trolls are this due to their more humanistic qualities and being geared more towards a straight up adventuring game.
** Fallen: Nosferatu, Fish People, Wakedancer Witches, Cyborg Aliens, Radio Zombies, Spirits of Disgust, Natural Mummies, and Ogres are this due to having lost the most out of their races.
** Crafty: Wendigo, Were Cockroaches, Poenix Witches, Poisoner Aliens, {{Super Soldier}}s, Spirits of Joy, Chinese Mummies, and Goblins are this due to relying more on ability rather than brute strength.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''
** [[SubvertedTrope While not actually evil]], the Horde in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' superficially fits into this more than FiveRaces due to being composed of traditional monster races.
** Orcs: Humanoid (closest counterparts to the humans) with some Savage
*** From [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20080810 a parody]]:
---> A well-balanced character for players who like to think they're big bad monsters when actually they're green humans with cooler dental-work.
** Tauren: Savage, but in looks only.
** Undead: Eldritch.
** Blood Elves: Fallen.
** Goblins: Crafty, being a tiny, scheming, UglyCute, [[GadgeteerGenius mechanically-inclined]] ProudMerchantRace.
** Trolls: A hybrid of Crafty, Savage (their [[TheBerserker Berserkers]] and style of fighting).
** Since Horde vs Alliance is GreyAndGreyMorality, here's an alternate interpretation of the Alliance:
** Humans: Humanoid.
** Night Elves: Fallen.
** Gnomes: Crafty.
** Draenei: Eldritch.
** Worgen: Savage.
** Dwarves: depends on the clan. Wildhammers are more Savage, Dark Irons are more Fallen, Bronzebeards are more Crafty.
* In ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'', however, the Horde ''was'' evil, and only lacked the Fallen:
** Savage: Ogres
** Eldritch: Death Knights, Undead. (Also Daemons, but they weren't actual Horde units.)
** Humanoid: Orcs, maybe trolls
** Crafty: Goblins
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (yes, seriously)
** Savage: [[TheGoomba Goombas]], provided you look past the "big" and "tough" requirements. They're the definition of no-frills {{Mooks}}, endlessly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d nowadays.
** Eldritch: Magikoopas, who [[CaptainObvious use magic]]. Usually EliteMooks.
*** [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Boos]] as well, though they're more the {{trickster}} type.
** Humanoid: Koopa Troopas, which come in many different varieties.
** Crafty: Shy Guys, no contest.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
** Savage: Moblins, Bulbins, and Bokoblins.
** Humanoid: Darknuts and Iron Knuckles
** Eldritch: Poes and Wizzrobes
** Crafty: Keatons and Takkuri
** Fallen: Stalfos, in games where they used to be human soldiers.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
** Savage - Brutes, Hunters.
** Humanoid - Grunts, Elites.
** Eldritch - [[ZombieApocalypse The Flood]].
** Crafty - Jackals, [[InsectoidAliens Drones]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** Savage - low level youkai as well as the Oni, i.e. Suika and Yuugi.
** Eldritch and/or Humanoid - both the Lunarian ([[CreatorsPet Toyohime, Yorihime]], Kaguya, Eirin and {{Moon Rabbit}}s like Reisen Inaba) and the Half-Ghost (Youmu, Youki) can fulfill both of those roles. Full ghosts (Mima, Yuyuko, Murasa) are more of the former than the latter, however.
** Fallen - [[WitchSpecies The Witches]] (i.e. Alice, Byakuren)
** Crafty - the {{Kappa}}, i.e. Nitori
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' fits this pretty well, although there are two distinct sources of bad guys: demons and Darkspawn.
** Savage: Ogres and rage demons
** Eldritch: Abominations, Arcane Horrors, and other demon-possessed types
** Humanoid: Hurlocks
** Fallen: Desire demons and the corrupted ghouls; although the latter aren't exactly good-looking unless you have a thing for necrotic patches of tissue, they serve as the dark parallel to the Grey Wardens
** Crafty: Genlocks and Shrieks; ghouls also fit into this category, as they're the ones who make weapons and armor for the Darkspawn
* VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI The original/[=RotZ=] era beastmen fit this, barring the new types in the further expansions.
** Savage: Orcs, as usual. Sahagins are an aquatic version of orcs for the most part.
** Fallen: Tonberries, who before falling were [[spoiler: the Kuluu, the slaves of the Zilart, highly magical, and the builders of all the magical towers that later taught the Tarutaru their magical skills. ]]
** Humanoid: Goblins, who are the only beastmen living in peace with the good races, in all places, in all expansions, and have all jobs. "Us Goblins, we don't like you, but we'll like you for a price..." There's more friendly Goblins than any other beastman race, and many of them run businesses, or serve as mercenaries for the player's side.
** Eldritch: The Kindred, sleek, scary, cool demons, and the most dangerous and highest level of the original beastmen. Directly working for the original BigBad. [[spoiler: And might actually be rented to him by a physical manifestation of a death god.]] Or possibly the Yagudo, who were originally presented as the most magic using of the first set of beastmen, though they don't seem any better at it than anyone else, and have nothing actually magical about them.
** Crafty: Quadav: Peaceful, defensive turtle people. Only fighting the 5 playable races in self defense, and able to pick up any technology they see the player races use, and improve upon it within months. (For instance, the recipe and manufacture of darksteel was an ancient Galkan secret, that was only shared during the great war to help protect the country that Galka were living in. Within weeks, the Quadav had replaced all their armor and defences and such with darksteel, after seeing Galkas using darksteel axes.) They even have traps, locks, and mechanisms to prevent entry into their stronghold when no one else in the world does.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** Savage: Vorcha. They're Krogan Lite. Not as bright as krogan, and not blessed with long lifespans either, but very adaptable and scary-looking.
*** The yahg might also fit, if you ran into more of them and [[spoiler:provided they're not all as brilliant as the Shadow Broker.]]
** Eldritch: Reapers, natch. Not only are they {{Eldritch Abomination}}s who lurk outside the galaxy, they also raise undead to fight for them.
** Humanoid: Batarians.
** Fallen: Collectors. [[spoiler: They're what's left of the Protheans.]]
** Crafty: The geth. [[spoiler: The Heretics, anyway.]]
*** There's also [[spoiler: Cerberus]], althought they're an organization and not a race.
*** Despite being allies of the protagonist, the salarians seem like a good fit for this part. They were willing to first uplift and manipulate a race to win a war for them, then drop a DepopulationBomb when said race became too much trouble.
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'':
** Savage: [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy The Mandalorian Clans]], working for the Empire
** Eldritch: Multiple instances of SealedEvilInACan
** Humanoid: The Imperial military, and other [[PunchClockVillain willing Imperial Citizens]]
** Fallen: The [[TheMagocracy Empire's Sith rulers]], descendants of [[TheDarkSide Jedi-turned-evil]]
** Crafty: The [[HiddenElfVillage Chiss Ascendancy]], allied with the Empire
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders 2'' and ''[=AoW=]: Shadow Magic''
** Savage: Orcs
** Eldritch: Undead, Shadow Demons
** Humanoid: Dark elves, moreso than others
** Fallen: Dark Elves
** Crafty: Goblins more than others, with their poison and bombs. Though they are implied to not be unusually smart, relying more on large numbers.
* Present in the RTS ''VideoGame/ArmiesOfExigo'', but divided between The Beasts and The Fallen factions.
** Savage: The Beasts and their Ogre and Troll allies (Beasts)
** Eldritch: Void Walkers, Beholders, Avengers, et al (Fallen)
** Humanoid: Lizardmen (Beasts)
** Fallen: The Deep Elves (The Fallen)
** Crafty: Goblins (Beasts)
* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', there are:
** Savage: Creepers, the now-deleted giants.
** Eldritch: Endermen, Ghasts.
** Humanoid: Zombies.
** Fallen: Skeletons.
** Crafty: Slimes, Spiders.
* GameMod ''VideoGame/RedAlert3Paradox'':
** Crafty: Mediterranean Syndicate. Hightech, ZergRush units (Auxillaries) and smart, but globally the weakest main faction.
** Eldritch: Electrical Protectorate. Robots, ZergRush tactics and an actual EldritchAbomination.
** Fallen: Atomic Kingdom of China. Has shades of savage and is less back-stabby but otherwise fits, especially with their backstory.
*** Alternatively, the Empire of the Rising Sun: although arguably [[ALighterShadeOfGrey less evil]] than the Atomic Kingdom, they're still an extremely advanced, manipulative and ruthless RisingEmpire. The TakeOverTheWorld goal is still there, but realizing that they can't do it through force of arms, they'd attempting to achieve economic dominance. And it's working.
** Humanoid: Most dark minor factions.
** Savage: Soviet Union. Brute, blunt power, but can also play heavily tactical. Depends on the commander.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''
** Savage: Deathclaws, Super Mutants.
** Humanoid: The Enclave, Caesar's Legion, [[{{VideoGame/Fallout3}} Swampfolk]] and assorted raiders.
** Eldritch: Feral robots, [[{{VideoGame/Fallout3}} the aliens.]]
** Fallen: Ghouls, [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Tunnelers]].
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2:''
** Savage: [[TheCorruption The Sons of Svanir]]
** Eldritch: [[TheFundamentalist The Flame Legion]]
** Humanoid: [[DividedWeFall Human Separatists/Bandits]]
** Fallen: [[ForTheEvulz The Nightmare Court]]
** Crafty: [[MadScientist The Inquest]]
* ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VIII'' has a potential twist on this trope: the membership (associate and otherwise) of TheAlliance can be quite close to this trope, but the goal and actions in the Alliance are ''good'':
** Savage: The Trolls of Ironsand.
** Eldritch: The Necromancers of Shadowspire, the Dragons of Garrote Gorge.
** Humanoid: The Minotaurs of Ravage Roaming.
** Fallen: The Dark Elves of Alvar and Ravenshore (with some Humanoid tendencies).
** Crafty: The (Human) Knights of Garrote Gorge -- small but numerous compared to their prey (dragons), has to rely on smarts and cunning to even the odds...
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Savage: Trolls, Ogres, [[spoiler: Falmer]].
** Eldritch: Daedric Princes, Dragons.
** Humanoid: Daedra worshipers and minor Daedra, bandits.
** Fallen: Vampires, Thalmor .
** Crafty: Goblins and Rieklings.
* Interestingly, it applies to both factions in ''VideoGame/WildStar''. No matter how the Exiles or the Dominion are painted in promotional material, they're just [[GreyAndGrayMorality huge swathes of gray]] [[NotSoDifferent when you get down to it.]]
** Exiles
*** Humanoid: The Exile Humans.
*** Fallen: The Mordesh.
*** Savage: The Granok.
*** Crafty: The Aurin.
** Dominion
*** Humanoid: The Cassians.
*** Savage: The Draken.
*** Fallen: The Mechari.
*** Crafty: The Chua.
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress:'' of the five civilizations dwarves will encounter, two are [[HardcodedHostility always hostile]] and one is hostile more often than not.
** '''Humanoid''': [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblins.]] Murderous demon-worshipers (and [[InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers babysnatchers]]) with ChronicBackstabbingDisorder. Usually considered counterparts to the humans or dwarves.
** '''Crafty''': Kobolds. Usually interpreted as UglyCute, they're very sneaky and regularly harass fortress by trying to steal anything they can get their hands on. Also Savage to an extent, as they're the most primitive of the above-ground civilizations.
** '''Savage''': Subterranean animal-people. They live underground in scattered camps, and usually respond to a dwarf mining into their cavern with a volley of blowdarts.
** '''Eldritch''': ''Plenty''. [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], [[OurMonstersAreWeird randomly generated]] and obscenely powerful, live in Hell, waiting to be released and [[TheLegionsOfHell invade the world]], when not found leading goblin or human civilizations [[note]] ruling goblins through brute strength and humans through {{God Guise}}s[[/note]]. [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] and [[DugTooDeep Forgotten Beasts]] also exist, and are likewise randomly generated and hostile, although angels are strictly sedentary and Forgotten Beasts very rare. TheUndead are also present, whether as hordes of zombies sent by {{necromancer}}s to swarm fortresses, intelligent, [[OmnicidalManiac life-hating]] husks animated by evil weather, or more unique ghosts and [[{{Mummy}} mummies]]. Finally, there are the Night Creatures, a catchall term for lesser horrors such as [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight boogeymen]],[[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent werebeasts]], and Night Trolls that kidnap non-goblins and [[BalefulPolymorph turn them into mates]]. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Depending on how you look at it]], the player may count, too.
* ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', as a [[FantasyKitchenSink mishmash of fantasy and sci-fi elements]], has its own set:
** Savage: The [[MultiArmedandDangerous Shokan]] and [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Tarkata]] both fit, depending [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor on the Shokans' mood]]. Basically, the larger and more reasonable Shokan are Warcraft Orcs, while the vicious and simple-minded Tarkata are Tolkien Orcs.
** Eldritch: [[{{Hell}} Netherrealm]] demons. Some are monstrous ogres, like [[{{Youkai}} Moloch]]. Some are humanoid sorcerers, like [[{{Necromancer}} Quan Chi]]. All of them are very mean.
** Humanoid: While there are tons of evil humans in ''MK'', [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs]] are generally hostile and (like most human heroes) eschew magic for technology. [[JustifiedTrope The cyborg creation process often robs the victim of free will]], but even characters with mere bionic upgrades tend to be psychotic.
** Fallen: Edenians fill the role of typical fantasy Elves, with millennia-long lifespans, magical talent, impossible beauty and [[{{Stripperiffic}} a love for showing skin]]. While evil ones tend to be solitary, they are almost always manipulative and arrogant enough to fit the Fallen bill.
** Crafty: [[LizardFolk Saurians]] are a dying race who tend to hide in--and strike from--the shadows using their camouflage and shapeshifting abilities. While not cute, they do tend to be [[TheWoobie pitiable]].
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'': marginal.
** Savage: [[http://www.drowtales.com/worldsettingarchive.php?id=60 Orcs]], [[http://www.drowtales.com/worldsettingarchive.php?id=47 Berserkers]], and the barbarians of the Black Sun Clans.
** Eldritch: Demons, shapeless {{Energy Being}}s that feed on {{mana}} -- souls, essentially -- and can [[DemonicPossession possess]] mana-using creatures, horrifically warping their bodies in the process.
** Humanoid: Embari and Halmes are the most humanlike; Drowolath and Drowussu commoners and minor nobles also play this role.
** Fallen: Ver'drowendar such as [[http://www.drowtales.com/worldsettingarchive.php?id=51 Nether summoners]], and their [[http://www.drowtales.com/worldsettingarchive.php?id=58 Drowussu counterparts]].
** Crafty: Duergar are the most technically advanced race. It's the [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=120 Sarghress (wolf clan)]] who use ZergRush, though.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** '''Savage''': [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragons]] are big, aggressive and brutish beings, with a culture composed almost entirely of violent frat boy stereotypes and near-animalistic Smaug-type loners. Most of the other types of monsters from the [[LostWoods Everfree Forest]] count as this, for similar reasons.
** '''Eldritch''': [[{{Wendigo}} Windigos]], [[UncannyValley vaguely pony-like]] ice spirits who spread [[AnIcePerson ice]] and [[WeatherManipulation storms]] and [[EmotionEater feed on hate.]]
** '''Humanoid''': [[ALoadOfBull The bison]] appeared to be this, as generic antagonists with little besides looks and culture to separate them from ponies, but it turned out [[GreyAndGreyMorality they are not exactly evil]] and eventually they learned to co-exist peacefully with the settler ponies. The Griffons qualify as well, being basically JerkAss pegasi without cutie marks.
** '''Fallen''': [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Changelings]], shapeshifters who use their powers to replace and impersonate ponies and infiltrate target societies. Their powers, [[EmotionEater love-eating habits]] and bug-like appearance give them shades of the Eldritch.
** '''Crafty''': [[TunnelKing Diamond Dogs]], who live in maze-like underground warrens and kidnap ponies [[MadeASlave to dig gems for them.]] Attacks tend to be answered with confusion tactics and swarms of {{Mooks}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
** Savage: The Insecticons, hulking brutes the rely on sheer force to win battles.
** Eldritch: The [[NonHumanUndead Terrorcons]], horrific robot zombies revived by Dark Energon.
** Humanoid: Humans, specifically those working for MECH.
** Fallen: The Decepticons, who fit the description at the top of the page to a tee, if you consider a flying warship to be a well-hidden area (and, to be fair, it's not easy to track).
** Crafty: Scraplets. They look tiny and cute... Until it's feeding time, at which point they become a swarm of whirring, zooming teeth eager to gorge themselves on living metal like the unholy, gravity-defying spawn of a garbage disposal and a swarm of pirhana.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''
** Savage: Monkians.
** Eldritch: Ancient Spirits and demons.
** Humanoid: Cats and Dogs/Jackals.
** Fallen: Cats and Birds.
** Crafty: Lizards and Rats.
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