Before people discovered the atomic elements, they hypothesized the existence of other elements that, as they thought, comprised the world around them. There were the classical elements: Earth
, and often a fifth element
). Sometimes it was Ice
, sometimes it was Lightning
, sometimes Metal
, sometimes nothingness (Void
), sometimes Darkness
, or even Light
, and all will be counted here.
So these are tropes dealing with these old world elements.
Try not to get caught up in them, unless you have a counter element ready.