There are video game elves who are evil just because they want to be, and others who are evil because they want to be.
Since The Lord of the Rings came out, elves in literature are usually given special and often angelic traits to set them apart from normal humans who don’t live very long. But these traits are easily twisted, turning people into haughty, closed-off people who sometimes believe in racial supremacy (and these people are so old that they should know better).
There are many good elves in video games for fans of sparkly capes and pointy ears to enjoy. However, many games have also had evil elves that messed with virtual worlds or just plain annoyed players with their cocky cockiness and pride in winning the cosmic lottery.
Dragon Age – Fen’Harel
In the Dragon Age stories, Fen’Harel is not only an elf, but also a god of the Dalish elves. He is the god of lies and betrayal. It was said that his deeds split the gods from their followers, including sending the mother goddess Mythal away. This is why they didn’t step in when the elf society fell.
No matter what the truth is, people who remember the old ways call Fen’Harel the “dread wolf.” Dalish elves don’t take their other gods with them; instead, they leave images of white wolves outside their homes to show respect, fear, and to remember their family members to always be alert.
Baldur’s Gate 3 – The Drow
This is an example of evil that doesn’t always come from one person but from a group. In Baldur’s Gate 3, the Drow, who live underground and are part of the Dungeons and Dragons series, come in two types: those who worship Lolth, the evil goddess of spiders and scuttling things, and those who don’t worship her and want to end the spider’s rule.
The bright red eyes of Lolth worshipers warn everyone who sees them to be afraid. If a player makes the Drow their character’s race, it makes sense that more NPCs will respond. Even though most people who live on the surface don’t know much about the Drow and where they live beneath, they do know that the Drow take as many slaves as they have family members.
Neverwinter Nights – The Valsharess
In the world of Penalty Kick Online, the Drow are known for being very cruel and heartless. The Queen of the Drow and the Shadows of Neverwinter Nights is the most feared of these underground evil elves. She was so cruel that she even caught Mephistopheles, the great arch-devil, and used him to give her and her troops strong control over fire magic.
The Valsharess is a term in and of itself; it means “ruler” or “empress,” and her people don’t know her real name. They knew she was strong, cruel, and cocky even when she wasn’t using Mephistopheles’ power. She even had her own special group of shooters called the Red Sisters.
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The Elder Scrolls Online – Mannimarco
Like most fictional elves, the mer in the Elder Scrolls world live a lot longer than humans do. This gives them a lot more time to finish big projects before they die. On the other hand, they have a lot more time to do evil things or just figure out how to avoid dying.
During his time in Tamriel, Mannimarco, the Lich King, tried to do these things and was successful in some of them. He turned into a lich and then a god. For Molog Bal’s attack to begin, he also tried to attract and take over the soul of one of the great Daedric kings.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Eredin
This elf who attacks kings, takes slaves, and jumps between dimensions is the main bad guy in The Witcher series. Before he became king of the elves, Eredin mostly spent his time kidnapping people and making them work for free. He would always ride with his group of kidnappers on what people came to call “wild hunts.”
These riders would use magic to change how they looked and sounded, making them look horrible and skeletal. Because Eredin always led the way, people called him the “king of the wild hunt.” As their ability to move between worlds decreased, their ghostly faces became even more shadowy, and they had to rely on astral means to get from one plane to another.
Deep Rock Galactic – Management
In Deep Rock Galactic, elves never show up in real life, but there are hints that the “knife-ears,” which are another name for elves, run the whole space mining company, which many fans think is true. Leaf Lover’s Special, the chilling sap that you can get at the bar, could prove that elves exist, since it’s only there to “appease management.”
If you drain a cup of the stuff, it stops being boozy right away. The only other reason management would serve such a disgusting drink is to slightly insult the dwarves. The places where elves live are often very high up, but it’s never clear where they got the materials (or money). The answer is: taking advantage of dwarfish! Mission Control’s snooty speech also suggests that he doesn’t like the rock-and-stone working-class heroes. However, it’s possible that he’s human and has just picked up management’s language.
The Elder Scrolls Skyrim – The Thalmor
Even though Stormcloaks and Imperials disagree on some things, they probably agree on one thing: they hate the Thalmor. The Thalmor are cocky, smug racists who want to destroy Talos’s holiness and rule over all human races. In addition to starting a civil war in Skyrim, the Thalmor were known for going after High Elf people in their own land or people they thought had “impure blood.”
They lied when they said they were the only ones who could end the Oblivion problem, which led to a big war with the Imperial Empire. For the chance that they can become godlike again, the Thalmor are ready to throw the world into chaos. Members of the Thalmor can be found all over Skyrim. If you’re a high enough level, they’re ready to beheaded after insulting you a few times with their golden heads.