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Dark Elf

  
NES ASTOS, DARK FIGHTER & DARK WIZARD BATTLE SPRITES

  
MSX ASTOS, DARK FIGHTER & DARK WIZARD BATTLE SPRITES

  
WSC ASTOS, DARK FIGHTER & DARK WIZARD BATTLE SPRITES

  
PSX ASTOS, DARK FIGHTER & DARK WIZARD BATTLE SPRITES


  
GBA ASTOS, DARK FIGHTER, DARK WIZARD & DEVIL WIZARD BATTLE SPRITES





PSP ASTOS, DARK FIGHTER, DARK WIZARD & DEVIL WIZARD BATTLE SPRITES

NOTABLE INDIVIDUALS: Astos
FINAL FANTASY I :: RACES

PRONUNCIATION: dahrk elf
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: Unknown
NES NAME: Dark Elf
ORIGINS NAME: Dark Elf
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Dark Elf
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Dark Elf

    The Dark Elves were a grotesque race of Elves under the reign of their king, Astos, with considerable mastery over magic. They attempted to usurp control of Elfheim, but Astos was defeated by the Warriors of Light. Dark Elves were divided into a few different classes: Dark Fighters, Dark Wizards and Devil Wizards.

GAME INFO
    Astos is a boss battle fought in:
     • Western Keep
     • Whisperwind Cove (underworld floor)
    Dark Fighters are encountered in:
     • Flying Fortress (3F-5F)
     • Chaos Shrine (past - B3)
    Dark Wizards are encountered in:
     • Cavern of Ice (B2)
     • Chaos Shrine (past - B3)
    Devil Wizards are encountered in:
     • Whisperwind Cove


Dark Elf artwork by Yoshitaka Amano

NAME ORIGIN
    Dark elves were a class of elves present in Norse mythology, called the Svartálfar, counterparts to the light elves, called the Ljósálfar. They lived underground in Svartálfheim, where they worked the forges on the lowest level of the world tree Yggdrasil.

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