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The Elves are one of the nine races living in the world of the Bright series. They're positioned at the top of the social pyramid, most of them living richly in their own segregated section of the city, entrances to which are heavily guarded.


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The Elves are largely similar in appearance to humans and are mainly distinguished by pointed ears and bright, light-colored eyes, as well as their pointed teeth and in some cases even having beards. As of the first Bright movie, all Elves appear to be very pale. Elves possess strength, agility, and reflexes superior to that of humans. They're also highly resilient to injury and pain, allowing them to shrug off stabbings and gunfire to an extent. Like Orcs, they also appear to have a better sense of smell than humans, though it's not yet clear which race is superior in this regard.



They tend to dress expensively, a result of their lavish riches. Even those in typically more "straight-laced" jobs such as government agents dress in more expensive and stylish clothes than their human counterparts. While they naturally have the same hair colors as humans do, it isn't uncommon to dye their hair unnatural colors, such as Kandomere's blue hair.

Elf District, LA[]

Though the Elf District is technically still part of L.A., it is so different in appearance and so exclusive it may as well be another city. Entrances to their district are heavily guarded by the police, with multiple officers and three armored vehicles along with a checkpoint. It is a section of the city so rich that even the guard rails are golden. There are even areas that explicitly prohibit the entrance of any race other than Elves.


The language of the elves is Övüsi or Övüsi Kieru, which translates to Elvish and Elvish Tongue respectively. The elves have been careful to keep it free from the influence or, quote, "the 'contamination'—from the point of view of the elves—from other languages on Earth". However, like any language, it has evolved over time regardless.[1] Like Orcish (Bodzvokhan), Övüsi has its own writing system separate from other languages.[2] Despite Elvish pride in keeping their language unchanged, Övüsi is taught in public schools to any and all races who elect to take the course. When practicing magic, Elves rely on older forms of their own language to create incantations for harnessing the power of a magic wand[1].

The sign reads "ELVES ESTATES" (translated by David J. Peterson ) ~ This is the only other Elvish text fully scened in the film that got like 3-4 seconds of screen time. Unfortunately, it seems to talk with David they might be more Elvish signs, but it seems they were asking too much and for a movie would make most signs unimportant or unreadable in scenes. Like the one shown below seems rushed and throw together with all letters capitalized.


Although magic has been illegal since 1852, particularly in the United States, it is still practiced by a group of "renegade elves" who refer to themselves as the Inferni. They serve the Dark Lord, who himself may have been an elf. Brights, those who are able to wield a wand with bare hands and live, are far more common among elves than any of the other eight races for reasons unknown. Some theorize to be responsible for their heightened sociopolitical power and economic status.

Demographic Information[]

US Population[]

There are 34.6 million elves in the US, 5% of the population. They also account for 34.6% of the country's total wealth. Their birthrate is 1 in every 20 individuals.

Common Professions[]

The top four careers for elves are in finance, real estate, pharmaceuticals, and law.

List of Elves[]