In the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing games there exists the Dwelf, which is a hybrid between Dwarf and Elf.

The Hobbit movie franchise shows a romance between the dwarf Kili and the elf Tauriel.
I wasn't particularly impressed by that addition by Mr. Jackson but it made me wonder.

Is there any fantasy book/movie/story (besides the D&D franchise or material derived from that) that has an actual Dwelf in it?
I can't recall having ever seen one.

Half-dwarves and half-elves are common enough (with the other half being human), but Dwelfs seem to be an exceptionally rare breed.

  • forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Half-dwarf
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 29, 2016 at 21:03
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    This question does not ask for a list of all works, but rather if it exists at all outside of D&D. Voted to reopen.
    – SQB
    Commented Nov 29, 2016 at 22:06
  • @SQB Just 1 or 2 examples would satisfy me. I just never encountered one single example myself.
    – Tonny
    Commented Nov 29, 2016 at 22:10
  • @Valorum I never got into Forgotten Realms. Seems they are pretty common there.
    – Tonny
    Commented Nov 29, 2016 at 22:14
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    Forgotten Realms is of course part of Dungeons & Dragons.
    – SQB
    Commented Nov 29, 2016 at 22:32

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One 1999 Fantasy example would be David Weber's War God series. All five races of men (humans, elves, dwarves, halflings, and Hradani, can interbreed, although most hybrids are sterile. The TVTropes article on Interspecies Romance notes that elf-dwarf hybrids exist but that they're not well-off and The War God's Own has Wencit explaining, "Of course, there could be problems. For example, crosses between darves and elves tend to be very short-lived...".

  • As promised....
    – Tonny
    Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 19:45

They are featured in the sci-fi novel, Wyrms (1987) by Orson Scott Card. They are one of three intelligent species that inhabit the planet Imakulata, not including the humans. While not really totally in the fantasy realm, there are obvious D&D elements and influences in this story.

  • While called Dwelf, these are not Elf/Dwarf hybrids in the book.
    – SDH
    Commented Dec 7, 2016 at 14:48

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