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Playing With: Our Elves Arebetter
Basic Trope: A race of different elves are superior to most inferior races.
  • Straight: The different elves are better than the humans, the dwarves, and the normal elves.
  • Exaggerated:
    • The elves are extremely foreign, yet completely advanced to the other races.
    • The foreign elves have supreme technology, powerful magics, and better weapons than the other backward races.
  • Downplayed:
    • Elves excel in only one or two areas when compared to other races.
    • While elves are physically and/or mentally superior to other races, they are reluctant to point this fact out.
    • Elves' defining characteristic seems to be Small Name, Big Ego. They're quite arrogant and utterly confident of their superiority, but they lack the power and skill to back their claims.
  • Justified:
    • They are more knowledgeable than the other races, and their high-tech culture is more complex than their low-tech counterparts.
    • Can't Argue with Elves
  • Inverted:
    • The elves are the inferior race, compared to the superior races.
    • The dwarves are more tech-savvy, the humans are more intelligent.
  • Subverted:
    • Despite having superior technology and intelligence, the elves are humble to other races.
    • The elves are no more different than the other races and get along just fine with them.
  • Double Subverted:
    • They badmouth the other races in private.
    • Until they acquire advanced technology and decide to gloat over and brag about their discovery over the other races.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged:
  • Averted: The elves are no more different then any other race.
  • Enforced: "Hey, let's make the elves different from the books we read about them!"
  • Lampshaded:
  • Invoked: A human proclaims that there are four elements of magic. An elf mage snidely tells him that they have eight elements of elven magic.
  • Exploited:
  • Defied: "Hello, Keith. Can I take a look at your PDA for a sec? I know a lot about human technology!"
  • Discussed: ", "
  • Conversed: "Are those elves going to mock the humans for being inferior again?"
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed: They realize that humans aren't all that perfect., restoring their pride as a superior race.

Now go back to Our Elves Are Better, and don't let those inferior humans see it.

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