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Subgenre of Fantasy

Crop of young and beautiful woman in green cloak posing at camera. Charming queen of elves

High Fantasy

A world with its own physical laws/ developed characters and a magical like environment setting 

Fictional Character

Grimdark fantasy 

Alike dark fantasy grimdark takes it a little bit more into the dark type of fantasies hints it name grim plus it has more of a needed mature audience as it consists of a lot of dark things 

Fictional Character
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mysterious and magical image of old crown, wooden chest and sword over gothic black backgr

Sword and Sorcery

Like high fantasy this makes a strong focus on weapon wielding alongside the characters using different tools or making new friends with sorcery wielding

Fairy tale

Mainly for kids it's just a fairy land of trolls, dragons, witches and others more to come if told well enough it can become a serires like game of thrones with its dragons 

Huge aggressive mystical dragon in move. Creature with big strong wings and powerful paws.
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Man against woman flying over pentagram circle.jpg

Dark fantsy

A gothic type horror fantasy a amazing example is H.P Lovecraft their universe are an amazing dark fantasy a personal favourite of mine but grimdark holds a whole new love to horror and dark settings

Steampunk Fantasy

A world of Victorian type technology nothing really magical apart from the grinding of gears as the machines march with some magical things like resource


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Urban Fantasy

Sort of walking dead type more modern day setting with mythical/ supernatural creatures sometimes even environmental structures or areas like fields are effected or causing the effect

Low fantasy

A set of the real world with hidden magical properties that shock everyone something like harry potter with its wands but a real world setting were magic isn't known but if it is its looked down on

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Image by Linus Sandvide

Arthurian fantasy

A world were king Arthur lives and is and isn't the mc of the story but it still has knights and a type of mediaeval short story with little magical involvement's

Wuxia fantasy

A Chinese type fantasy with martial arts and some elemental bonds with them or the world around them a film I like that can help is the legend of wukong 

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Paranormal romance

Similar to vampire diaries with its shows genre it combines the fantasy vampire and the romance of the normal world

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