(dwarves is my prefered spelling, so it is the one I will use here) In this thread we can discuss all about dwarves as they appear in fantasy and videogames. It seems that dwarves are the race mostly put in the background and as stereotypes at that! What about you own games or other art? Do you have any dwarf characters? I want to start the dicusssion by sharing a list of the six most badass dwarves in Scandinavian myth that I originally wrote in Swedish for another website. 1 Fafnir is the Wario of norse myth. He is so inflamed by greed that he murders his father and banishes his brother to gain possession of the family fortune and the mines. He also has a " terror helm" which he can use to transform into dragon. He is later, perhaps not surprisingly, slain by the hero Sigurd Fafnersbane. 2 Brokk and his brother Sindri is the world's best smiths. Among their most sublime objects can be counted a certain hammer called Mjolnir, a ship that can be folded and stored in a pocket, the iron band that bound Fenrir and needle and thread that can teleport, and is strong enough to sew together Loki´s mouth and make him shut up for a while. 3 Allwise is a dwarf who is very wise (nomen est omen). He is so wise that he actually knows everything. He wants to marry Thor's daughter but ends up immediately in trouble with his future father-in-law because he takes the shabbily dressed Thor for a servant. Meanwhile Thor does not want a pale, tinkering small-fry in the family. To get the daughter Allwise, must recite everything he knows. It takes so long that the sun comes up and he turns to stone, there not being a great deal of difference between dwarves, trolls and other nature spirits in early myth. Then I guess Thor donned a pair of sunglasses and said, "Looks like ... .Allwise has left the building." YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAH 4 Fjalar and Galar kills a very wise god and brews mead from his blood, making each person who drinks it into a poet. In passing they succeed in drowning a giant and drop an oversized mill wheel in the head of the giant's wife "Because her crying became very tiresome for them" 5 Before a certain British linguist said "Original Dwarf Donut Steel" Dvalin was a dwarf king who led his clan from the mountains over the "wet land" to finally settle down near the sea. According to Snorri, he could also turn into a deer and munch from of Yggdrasil's leaves. 6 Mjothvitner. The name means mead-wolf, what more needs to be said?