A fantastical humanoid race characterized by their lithe frame, great finesse, youthful appearance despite long lifespans, and pointy ears. Codified by Tolkienian literature.
In anime-styled works, elves' characteristic were further stylized into simply a "human with pointy ears", with them almost always have blonde hair. Many works (particularly NSFW) also exploit elves' longetivity by either depicting them as being more endowed than ordinary human or as a "loli baba" (mature adult in child-like body) stereotypes.
Notable elf characters
- Alleyne and Echidna from Queen's Blade
- Arwen, Celeborn, Elrond, Galadriel, and Legolas from The Lord of the Rings
- Thranduil from The Hobbit
- Aura Bella Fiora and Mare Bello Fiore from Overlord
- Aura Shurifon from Tenchi Muyou!
- Deedlit from Record of Lodoss War
- Eina Tulle, Riveria Ljos Alf and Ryu Lion from Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
- Elven Forest Maker, Dark Elven Forest Ranger & Cerestia of Life from Last Origin
- Emilia from Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
- Erufuda-san and Kuroeda-san from Elf-san wa Yaserarenai.
- Feel Nilvalen from No Game No Life
- High Elf Archer from Goblin Slayer!
- Kokkoro from Princess Connect!
- Link and Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda
- Marielle from Log Horizon
- Myucel Foalan from Outbreak Company
- Shera L. Greenwood from Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu
- Tiffania Westwood from Zero no Tsukaima
- Tuka Luna Marceau and Yao Haa Dushi from Gate - Jieitai Ka no Chi nite Kaku Tatakaeri
- Zel from Ishuzoku Reviewers
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The following tags implicate this tag: dark_elf, elezen, elvaan, and night_elf_(warcraft) (learn more).