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** '''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.

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** '''Crafty''': The Goblins of the deep tunnels and warrens beneath the Misty Mountains, generally responsible for a good deal of the bad guys’ guys' technology -- Tolkien describes them as making "no beautiful things, but many clever ones" -- notably averting the EvilIsSterile employed elsewhere in the series.



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Any fan of fantasy, [[HeroicFantasy Heroic]], [[HighFantasy High]] or [[LowFantasy Low]] (or [[SpeculativeFiction otherwise]]) knows the usual [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium 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.

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Any fan of fantasy, [[HeroicFantasy Heroic]], [[HighFantasy High]] {{Heroic|Fantasy}}, {{High|Fantasy}} or [[LowFantasy Low]] {{Low|Fantasy}} (or [[SpeculativeFiction otherwise]]) knows the usual [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium 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.


* '''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, specialize 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).

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* '''Fallen''' ([[TheFairFolk Dark Elf]]): [[EvilIsSexy Good looking]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder backstabbing]] jerks who are downright proud of it. Often a traitor race that used to be part of the good guys, but defected for whatever reason. Usually live underground or in some other well-hidden area, specialize 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).


** [[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.

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** [[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.



*** Savage: [[ALoadOfBull Tauren]], but in looks only.%%How?
*** Eldritch: Undead%%How?

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*** Savage: [[ALoadOfBull Tauren]], but [[GentleGiant in looks only.%%How?
only]].
*** Eldritch: Undead%%How?Undead, a faction of walking corpses. They have some shades of Fallen as well since they're former humans and elves that broke free from their master's control and joined the Horde in desperation.



*** Crafty: Goblins, being a tiny, scheming, UglyCute, [[GadgeteerGenius mechanically-inclined]] ProudMerchantRace.

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*** Crafty: Goblins, Goblins and [[FoxFolk Vulpera]], being a tiny, scheming, UglyCute, [[GadgeteerGenius mechanically-inclined]] ProudMerchantRace.{{Proud Merchant Race}}s.



*** Fallen: Night Elves and Void Elves, although Night Elves only visually fit the bill, taking a Dark Elf appearance but a Wood Elf attitude.
*** Crafty: Gnomes

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*** Fallen: Night Elves and Void Elves, although Night Elves only visually fit the bill, taking a Dark Elf dark elf appearance but a Wood Elf attitude.
wood elf attitude. Void Elves fit the role perfectly, since they themselves are blood elves that were exiled from Silvermoon for studying [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique the Void]].
*** Crafty: GnomesGnomes, a diminutive GadgeteerGenius race. This is doubly the case for the playable [[{{Cyborg}} Mechagnomes]].



%%* 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

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%%* * In ''VideoGame/WarcraftII'', however, the Horde ''was'' evil, and only lacked the Fallen:
%%** ** Savage: Ogres
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Ogres, the faction's dim-witted muscle
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Eldritch: Death Knights, Undead. (Also Daemons, and the Undead they summon. They were created by a Warlock by putting orc souls into slain human bodies. (Daemons also fit, but they weren't actual Horde units.)
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units, instead being campaign-exclusive neutral mobs)
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Humanoid: Orcs, Orcs and maybe trolls
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trolls, as the more common ground troops. Both races are more traditionally Savage than they'd become in [=WoW=], however.
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Crafty: GoblinsGoblins, the Horde's gadgeteer race. They unusually don't focus on fighting, but rather scouting. Their one combat unit is a suicide bomber.


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* ''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]]

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* %%* ''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]]



* 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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* %%* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': The Consult, ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'':
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Consult.
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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]]



* ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'':
** 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: Michael's faction as they have become more human than the other wraith
** Fallen: Pegasus Asgard, also wraith worshipers
** Crafty: The Genii

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* %%* ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'':
** %%** 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]]
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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
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Savage: The Wraith
** %%** Eldritch: Pegasus Replicators
** %%** Humanoid: Michael's faction as they have become more human than the other wraith
** %%** Fallen: Pegasus Asgard, also wraith worshipers
** %%** Crafty: The Genii



** Savage: The Jaryuu (evil dragon) clan; A group of reptilian humanoids bent on exterminating humanity.
** Eldritch: The Ashu/Questers; While really an offshoot in the evolution of humanity, these beings were treated as demons throughout human history, due to their beastly appearance and magical powers.
** Fallen: Dark Shadow; a clan of human ninjas who try to steal magical treasure to sell to the highest bidder.
** Crafty: Goadom civilization; an ancient civilization who rarely fights at the forefront, preferring to manipulate other races.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' goes more by this than the FiveRaces, given BlackAndGreyMorality

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** Savage: The Jaryuu (evil dragon) clan; A clan, a group of reptilian humanoids bent on exterminating humanity.
** Eldritch: The Ashu/Questers; While while really an offshoot in the evolution of humanity, these beings were treated as demons throughout human history, due to their beastly appearance and magical powers.
** Fallen: Dark Shadow; Shadow, a clan of human ninjas who try to steal magical treasure to sell to the highest bidder.
** Crafty: The Goadom civilization; civilization, an ancient civilization who rarely fights at the forefront, preferring to manipulate other races.
* %%* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' goes more by this than the FiveRaces, given BlackAndGreyMorality



** 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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** %%** 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



** In TabletopGame/{{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.

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** %%** In TabletopGame/{{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.



* Wyrm factions in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' fall into the following categories.

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* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'': Wyrm factions in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' fall into the following categories.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Chronopia}}''

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Chronopia}}''''TabletopGame/{{Chronopia}}'':



*** Humanoid: Orcs, the closest counterpart to humans.
*** 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.
*** Savage: [[ALoadOfBull Tauren]], but in looks only.
*** Eldritch: Undead

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*** Humanoid: Orcs, the closest counterpart to humans.
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humans. From [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20080810 a parody]]:
---> A ---->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.
*** Savage: [[ALoadOfBull Tauren]], but in looks only.
only.%%How?
*** Eldritch: UndeadUndead%%How?



* 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

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* %%* 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/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]].

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* %%* ''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]].



** Savage: Ogres and rage demons
** Eldritch: Abominations, Arcane Horrors, and other demon-possessed types
** Humanoid: Hurlocks

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** Savage: Ogres and rage demons
demons%%ZCE
** Eldritch: Abominations, Arcane Horrors, and other demon-possessed types
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** Humanoid: HurlocksHurlocks%%ZCE



** Humanoid: Batarians.

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** Humanoid: Batarians.%%ZCE



* ''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.

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** %%** Savage: [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy The Mandalorian Clans]], working for the Empire
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Citizens]].
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''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 bombs, although they are implied to not be unusually smart, relying smart and to rely more on large numbers.
* Present in the RTS ''VideoGame/ArmiesOfExigo'', but divided %%* ''VideoGame/ArmiesOfExigo'': Sivided between The the Beasts and The 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, High-tech, ZergRush units (Auxillaries) and smart, but globally the weakest main faction.



** 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.

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** Fallen: Atomic Kingdom of China. Has shades of savage and is less back-stabby but otherwise fits, especially with their backstory.
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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.



* ''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]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''
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%%* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
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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]]



** 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).

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** Savage: The Trolls of Ironsand.
Ironsand.%%ZCE
** Eldritch: The Necromancers of Shadowspire, the Dragons of Garrote Gorge.
Gorge.%%ZCE
** Humanoid: The Minotaurs of Ravage Roaming.
Roaming.%%ZCE
** Fallen: The Dark Elves of Alvar and Ravenshore (with some Humanoid tendencies).%%ZCE



* ''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.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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%%* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
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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 %%* ''VideoGame/WildStar'': This applies to both factions in ''VideoGame/WildStar''. factions. 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.]]
**
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.



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':



* ''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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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'':
** %%** Savage: Monkians.
** %%** Eldritch: Ancient Spirits and demons.
** %%** Humanoid: Cats and Dogs/Jackals.
** %%** Fallen: Cats and Birds.
** %%** Crafty: Lizards and Rats.


* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', strangely enough, does follow this trope with the most recurring enemies of the Koopa Troop:
** Savage:
*** Piranha Plants are a classic example as they're mindless {{Man Eating Plant}}s.
*** Chain Chomps are essentially {{Angry Guard Dog}}s that are as mindless as the above Piranha Plants.
** Eldritch:
*** Boos are trickster ghosts that usually live in haunted, illusive houses and castles.
*** Dry Bones are undead Koopa Troopas capable of reforming themselves after being defeated.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', strangely enough, believe it or not, does follow this trope with the most 5 main recurring enemies enemy types of the Koopa Troop:
** Savage:
***
Savage: Piranha Plants are a classic example as they're mindless {{Man Eating Plant}}s.
*** Chain Chomps are essentially {{Angry Guard Dog}}s that are as mindless as the above Piranha Plants.
** Eldritch:
***
Eldritch: Boos are trickster ghosts that usually live in haunted, illusive houses and castles.
*** Dry Bones are undead Koopa Troopas capable of reforming themselves after being defeated.
castles.


* ''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 use magic. Usually EliteMooks.
*** [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Boos]] as well, though they're more TheTrickster type.
** Humanoid: Koopa Troopas, which come in many different varieties.
** Crafty: Shy Guys, no contest.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' (yes, seriously)
** Savage: [[TheGoomba Goombas]], provided you look past
''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', strangely enough, does follow this trope with the "big" and "tough" requirements. They're most recurring enemies of the definition of no-frills {{Mooks}}, endlessly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d nowadays.
Koopa Troop:
** Eldritch: Magikoopas, who use magic. Usually EliteMooks.
Savage:
*** [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Boos]] Piranha Plants are a classic example as well, though they're more TheTrickster type.
mindless {{Man Eating Plant}}s.
*** Chain Chomps are essentially {{Angry Guard Dog}}s that are as mindless as the above Piranha Plants.
** Eldritch:
*** Boos are trickster ghosts that usually live in haunted, illusive houses and castles.
*** Dry Bones are undead Koopa Troopas capable of reforming themselves after being defeated.
** Humanoid: Koopa Troopas, which come in many different varieties.
varieties (including Hammer Bros., Lakitus and Magikoopas). BigBad Bowser himself is the king of the Koopa Troopas, giving the species a central role.
** Fallen: This is not widely known, but {{The Goomba}}s were once allied with the Mushroom Kingdom before defecting to Bowser, making them the resident traitor race.
** Crafty: Shy Guys, no contest.Guys are the enemies most likely to use tools (slingshots, stilts, etc) since they're natural pranksters and troublemakers.


* '''Savage''' ([[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]] (if not Beast Men), [[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.

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* '''Savage''' ([[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]] (if [if not Beast Men), Men], [[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.



* '''Humanoid''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Hobgoblin]], BeastMan (if not Orcs)): Effectively humans, with a similar society and capabilities, but stranger looking and often foreign. Sometimes just [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans themselves]]. Counterpart to Mundane.

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* '''Humanoid''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Hobgoblin]], BeastMan (if [if not Orcs)): Orcs]): Effectively humans, with a similar society and capabilities, but stranger looking and often foreign. Sometimes just [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans themselves]]. Counterpart to Mundane.


* '''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.

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* '''Savage''' ([[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]], Orc]] (if not Beast Men), [[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.



* '''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.

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* '''Humanoid''' ([[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Hobgoblin]], BeastMan, sometimes orcs): BeastMan (if not Orcs)): Effectively humans, with a similar society and capabilities, but stranger looking and often foreign. Sometimes just [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans themselves]]. Counterpart to Mundane.


[[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)
[[/folder]]


** '''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.

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** '''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 technology -- Tolkien describes them as making “no "no beautiful things, but many clever ones”--notably ones" -- notably averting the EvilIsSterile employed elsewhere in the series.



* The recurring villains of the Literature/{{Discworld}} could arguably count, with:

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': The recurring villains of the Literature/{{Discworld}} could arguably count, with:



* 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 millennia):

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* ''Literature/TheBelgariad'': The Angarak nations fill roughly this role in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', role, though they're human (albeit humans whose society has been dominated by the GodOfEvil for millennia):



*** Savage: Jem'Hadar, vicious, [[PhlebotinumDependence drug addicted]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy footsoldier]] race engineered by the Founders.

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*** Savage: Jem'Hadar, vicious, [[PhlebotinumDependence drug addicted]] drug-addicted]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy footsoldier]] race engineered by the Founders.



* ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'': fair match

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* ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'': fair match''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'':



** Savage - Brutes, Hunters.
** Humanoid - Grunts, Elites.
** Eldritch - [[ZombieApocalypse The Flood]].
** Crafty - Jackals, [[InsectoidAliens Drones]].

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** Savage - Savage: Brutes, Hunters.
** Humanoid - Humanoid: Grunts, Elites.
** Eldritch - Eldritch: [[ZombieApocalypse The Flood]].
** Crafty - Crafty: Jackals, [[InsectoidAliens Drones]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'':





*** Eldritch: Draenei, which are literal aliens that use {{Magitech}} far more advanced than any other race.

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*** Eldritch: Draenei, which are literal aliens that use {{Magitech}} {{Magitek}} far more advanced than any other race.

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