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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has this several times, sometimes on a very meta level.
** First, the mixed depictions of elves.
*** On the one hand, you have the pleasant, wise, [[DeadpanSnarker and dry-witted]] adviser, Algrim, and the 'Light Elves' of Alfheim, who serve as TheLancer to Asgard and maintain the benevolent High Elf stereotypes.
*** On the other hand, you have the 'Dark Elves' of Svartalfheim, a different tribe/faction of Alfar (the relationship is compared to that of the Aesir and Vanir). They believed that they were a SuperiorSpecies - even to ''[[PhysicalGod Asgardians]]'', and they should be running the Nine Realms. Led by Malekith, wielding the Reality Stone, they put this into practise, first by purging their own people of those who opposed Malekith (the survivors fled to Alfheim and Faerie), then by trying to conquer the rest of the Nine Realms. The result is a resounding Screw You! with all the other realms uniting to beat the crap out of them - though only after the Dark Elves came very close to succeeding, thanks to the Reality Stone (and only failed because of its instability), pounding Svartalfheim into a DeathWorld from orbit. It's notable that they were bad enough that they made ''[[ZeroPercentApprovalRating Bor]]'' look good.
**** Additionally, the Light Elves have their own dirty secrets. [[BigBadEnsemble One of the main antagonists]] of the first book, Gravemoss, is a Light Elf exile who happens to be a [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] [[CompleteMonster monster]], a {{Necromancer}} (which is what got him banished in the first place) and an OmnicidalManiac, who dreams of ruling over a universe of the dead. And this is ''before'' he gets his hands on the Darkhold. Even his allies (the similarly deranged Doctor Zola aside) find him deeply disturbing, while everyone else's attitude to him is less 'screw you', more 'DIE!'
** [[TheFairFolk The Fae in general - the Sidhe especially - ]] are derived from the ''Literature/DresdenFiles'' version, and it is made abundantly clear that a) they see humanity as beneath them (seriously, even the nice ones), b) a lot of them are absolutely horrifying. In the case of the Winter Court, they're sort of NecessarilyEvil (as in, many of their more predatory, ruthless, and cruel aspects are necessary to be best able to fight at the Outer Gates against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s), but all of them operate on BlueAndOrangeMorality.
** The Wanded Wizarding World gets a repeated kicking as well, for its oblivious arrogance towards the muggle world, attitudes towards muggles that vary from benevolent condescension to a desire for Nazi-like extermination (Lucius Malfoy's attitude is compared to that of a Dalek), and generally being ridiculously far behind the curve. While its positive aspects are also noted and (unusually) Albus Dumbledore is portrayed very positively, the society as a whole is pretty screwed up. The attitude of the heroes is perhaps best summed by Thor (formerly incarnated as James Potter) responding to Fudge's demand for Sirius' return with a short note that quite literally says, "Fuck off and die." [[CaptainObvious He was channelling his James side at that point]].
*** It reaches the point where they don't particularly ''care'' that by the sequel, the blatantly [[SociopathicHero sociopathic]] Director Peter Wisdom of [=MI13=] (who is himself a wizard [[spoiler: (specifically, Regulus Black)]]) is set to supplant the Ministry with his own agency. Or at least, when they do care, it's because of Wisdom himself, rather than the idea in principle. Admittedly, they have bigger problems to deal with, but...
** Actually, in general, the supernatural world (or at least, those parts that refuse to adjust) gets a kicking in favour of MugglePower and {{Magitek}}.


** This is effectively the attitude of the last Númenórean kings, especially Ar-Pharazôn the Golden. This is coupled with RageAgainstTheHeavens, since his plan for getting what the Elves have, namely immortality, involves invading the home of the Valar, who are effectively the gods of the fantasy world. [[note]]Eru, the supreme god, does not interfere with his creation, and generally lets the Valar do their thing[[/note]] [[CurbStompBattle The war situation developed not quite to his advantage]], and the plan wouldn't have worked anyway even if they somehow ''had'' succeeded in their conquest, but that's what you get when you take advice from [[BigBad Sauron]].

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** This is effectively the attitude of the last Númenórean kings, especially [[TheCaligula Ar-Pharazôn the Golden.Golden]]. This is coupled with RageAgainstTheHeavens, since his plan for getting what the Elves have, namely immortality, involves invading the home of the Valar, who are effectively the gods of the fantasy world. [[note]]Eru, the supreme god, does not interfere with his creation, and generally lets the Valar do their thing[[/note]] [[CurbStompBattle The war situation developed not quite to his advantage]], and the plan wouldn't have worked anyway even if they somehow ''had'' succeeded in their conquest, but that's what you get when you take advice from [[BigBad Sauron]].


** The Alessian Revolt, later in the 1st Era, was an uprising of Cyrodiil's native human population which had been enslaved and brutally tortured by the Ayleids (Wild Elves). With her freed slave army, the support of the Nordic Empire, several [[TokenHeroicOrc rebel Ayleid lords]], and a few of the ''[[HumansAreSpecial gods themselves]]'', St. Alessia drove the Ayleids into virtual extinction. She would become the founder of the first empire of men in Cyrodiil in the process. Alessia's champion, the [[PhysicalGod divine warrior]] Pelinal Whitestrake, was perhaps the living embodiment of this trope. He was sent by the Divines to answer a prayer from Alessia. Decked out in a full suit of platemail armor (which only the Dwemer could craft at the time), he was a bloodthirsty (specifically Elf blood) [[TheBerserker Berserker]] of the highest order. He first wandered into Alessia's camp [[BloodSplatteredWarrior drenched in Ayleid blood]] and would fly into such {{Berserker Rage}}s that he ''permanently damaged the lands themselves'' while fighting Ayleids. Countless scores of Ayleids fell in his wake, to the point where the Divines had to send in rains to [[PaintTheTownRed cleanse Ayleids forts and villages of Ayleids blood]] before they could be used by Alessia's forces, and he even defeated (but could not kill) the immortal Ayleid leader, Umaril the Unfeathered, before he was cut into pieces by Umaril's servants. (In ''Oblivion'''s ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion, the PlayerCharacter is Pelinal Reborn, seeking to defeat a resurrected and vengence-filled Umaril.)

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** The Alessian Revolt, later in the 1st Era, was an uprising of Cyrodiil's native human population which had been enslaved and brutally tortured by the Ayleids (Wild Elves). With her freed slave army, the support of the Nordic Empire, several [[TokenHeroicOrc rebel Ayleid lords]], and a few of the ''[[HumansAreSpecial gods themselves]]'', St. Alessia drove the Ayleids into virtual extinction. She would become the founder of the first empire of men in Cyrodiil in the process. Alessia's champion, the [[PhysicalGod divine warrior]] Pelinal Whitestrake, was perhaps the living embodiment of this trope. He was sent by the Divines to answer a prayer from Alessia. Decked out in a full suit of platemail armor (which only the Dwemer could craft at the time), time, and everyone else had bronze armor at best), he was a bloodthirsty (specifically Elf blood) [[TheBerserker Berserker]] of the highest order. He first wandered into Alessia's camp [[BloodSplatteredWarrior drenched in Ayleid blood]] and would fly into such {{Berserker Rage}}s that he ''permanently damaged the lands themselves'' while fighting Ayleids. Countless scores of Ayleids fell in his wake, to the point where the Divines had to send in rains to [[PaintTheTownRed cleanse Ayleids forts and villages of Ayleids blood]] before they could be used by Alessia's forces, and he even defeated (but could not kill) the immortal Ayleid leader, Umaril the Unfeathered, before he was cut into pieces by Umaril's servants. (In ''Oblivion'''s ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion, the PlayerCharacter is Pelinal Reborn, seeking to defeat a resurrected and vengence-filled Umaril.)


** The BaseballEpisode "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" starts out as Screw You Elves, thanks to Sisko's rivalry with his Vulcan opposite number, but winds up more along the lines of Let's Just Laugh at You, Elves. Especially in [=DS9=], many feel that the whole of the Federation is this way, and appreciate when, say, Klingons or Ferengi tell off the Federation's representatives. [[spoiler:Eddington]] in "For the Cause" rips a particularly nasty and bitter example of this trope in the form of a HannibalLecture once he is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be with the Maquis, too.

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** The BaseballEpisode "Take Me Out to the Holosuite" starts out as Screw You Elves, thanks to Sisko's rivalry with his Vulcan opposite number, but winds up more along the lines of Let's Just Laugh at You, Elves. Especially in [=DS9=], many feel that the whole of the Federation is this way, and appreciate when, say, Klingons or Ferengi tell off the Federation's representatives. [[spoiler:Eddington]] in "For the Cause" rips a particularly nasty and bitter example of this trope in the form of a HannibalLecture MotiveRant once he is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be with the Maquis, too.


* In ''The Sleeping Dragon'' by Johnny Nexus, humans view elves as "smug, superior, [[FantasticRacism speciesist]] bastards" and their fading into the West was just an epic sulk that humans didn't appreciate how wonderful they are. Presto the wizard in particular looks forward to getting in a WizardDuel with an elf and proving that just because they literally invented magic, that doesn't mean nobody else can be as skilled as them.

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* In ''The Sleeping Dragon'' by Johnny Nexus, humans view elves (not without justification) as "smug, superior, [[FantasticRacism speciesist]] bastards" and their fading into the West was just an epic sulk that humans didn't appreciate how wonderful they are. Presto the wizard in particular looks forward to getting in a WizardDuel with an elf and proving that just because they literally invented magic, that doesn't mean nobody else can be as skilled as them.


* In ''The Sleeping Dragon'' by Johnny Nexus, humans view elves as "smug, superior, [[FantasticRacism speciesist]] bastards". The elves we see late in the book do nothing to disabuse this idea. Presto the wizard in particular looks forward to getting in a WizardDuel with an elf and proving that just because they literally invented magic, that doesn't mean nobody else can be as skilled as them.

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* In ''The Sleeping Dragon'' by Johnny Nexus, humans view elves as "smug, superior, [[FantasticRacism speciesist]] bastards". The elves we see late in bastards" and their fading into the book do nothing to disabuse this idea.West was just an epic sulk that humans didn't appreciate how wonderful they are. Presto the wizard in particular looks forward to getting in a WizardDuel with an elf and proving that just because they literally invented magic, that doesn't mean nobody else can be as skilled as them.


* In ''The Sleeping Dragon'' by Johnny Nexus, humans view elves as "smug, superior, [[FantasticRacism speciesist]] bastards". The elves we see late in the book do nothing to disabuse this idea.

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* In ''The Sleeping Dragon'' by Johnny Nexus, humans view elves as "smug, superior, [[FantasticRacism speciesist]] bastards". The elves we see late in the book do nothing to disabuse this idea. Presto the wizard in particular looks forward to getting in a WizardDuel with an elf and proving that just because they literally invented magic, that doesn't mean nobody else can be as skilled as them.


** Galbatorix justifies his tyranny by claiming that he is ''protecting'' humanity from the elves' influence and is the only person strong enough to do so. Considering that elvish Riders ruled Alagaësia before Galbatorix took power, [[VillainHasAPoint he has a point]].



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** Galbatorix justifies his tyranny by claiming that he is ''protecting'' humanity from the elves' influence and is the only person strong enough to do so. Considering that elvish Riders ruled Alagaësia before Galbatorix took power, [[VillainHasAPoint he has a point]].


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* In ''The Sleeping Dragon'' by Johnny Nexus, humans view elves as "smug, superior, [[FantasticRacism speciesist]] bastards". The elves we see late in the book do nothing to disabuse this idea.

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** Humans have a saying: 'Minbari never tell anyone the whole truth.' Delenn, a Minbari herself, acknowledges that there is some justification for that expression.


** Galbatorix justifies his tyranny by claiming that he is ''protecting'' humanity from the elves' influence and is the only person strong enough to do so. Considering that elvish Riders ruled Alagaësia before Galbatorix took power, he has a point.



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** Galbatorix justifies his tyranny by claiming that he is ''protecting'' humanity from the elves' influence and is the only person strong enough to do so. Considering that elvish Riders ruled Alagaësia before Galbatorix took power, [[VillainHasAPoint he has a point.


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* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterandtheInvincibleTechnomage'': The tone of this story makes it very clear that the author is not a big fan of the general culture of the Potterverse's wizard society. Individual wizards or witches are fine and likable, but the culture itself is repeatedly called out for being ridiculously [[FantasticRacism racist]] and [[MedievalStasis stagnant]].

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** Galbatorix justifies his tyranny by claiming that he is ''protecting'' humanity from the elves' influence and is the only person strong enough to do so. Considering that elvish Riders ruled Alagaësia before Galbatorix took power, he has a point.




[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant This trope is not pornographic;]] well, ''[[RuleThirtyFour usually]]'' not pornographic.

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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant This trope is not pornographic;]] well, ''[[RuleThirtyFour usually]]'' not pornographic.
pornographic. ScrewYouElves also doesn't apply when the elves aren't stuck-up in the first place, or when elves fail at something but no one InUniverse rubs their nose in it.



** In the ''TabletopGame/DragonMech'' campaign setting, the moon is breaking apart and smashing into the surface. This eradicates most of the world's forests, making elves a dying, displaced race. On the other hand, dwarves are the dominant race.
** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' long ago had "Creator Races" -- those who dominated Toril before dragons whose rule in turn was broken by elves (mostly. Exactly what counts as a Creator Race is a matter of some discussion, with at least one contender coming to power ''after'' the descent of the elven empires -- Toril-native humans). It's just that ''most'' of what remained of these is not to be mentioned after a sunset. Even to the elves. Even though the elves don't sleep.
** The ''Elder Evils'' book does the same. Most of the Cosmic Horror level entities in the book are, well, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that have existed since before the dawn of history. Except Father Llymic. The suggested background for Father Llymic in the Forgotten Realms is that it's the elves' fault that he's there.


** The ''game designers'' actually pulled off this trope (unintentionally?) with the release of the ''Lords Of Madness'' supplement, which dethroned elves from their presumed position, in many D&D settings, as the "oldest race" or "first civilization". Sorry, elves, but the aboleth beat you to both those titles by several ''billion'' years.


** In the ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting, most elves were desert nomads. "Thieving, untrustworthy bastards" was a fairly accurate description of the stereotype.

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