- エルフ — elf (English)
- A playable race in the fantasy roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons and similar games. They have a slighter build than humans and pointy ears, and are generally more agile. They have a reputation as good wizards and archers.
- An mythical creature of Germanic mythology. In Norse mythology they were originally minor gods of nature and fertility. They are often pictured as youthful-seeming men and women of great beauty living in forests and other natural places, underground, or in wells and springs. They have been portrayed to be long-lived or immortal and they have magical powers attributed to them.
- One of the archetypal races of modern fantasy literature, most notably the "Lord of the Rings" cycle by J.R.R. Tolkien. Usually, they are conceived as beings similar in appearance to humans with pointy ears. Compared to humans, they are depicted as fairer and wiser, with greater spiritual powers, keener senses, and a closer empathy with nature.
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