Elves have humanoid appearances but with pointed ears and white hair. The elves all had immense magic power and were worshipped as gods for it. The humans began to fear and desire the power, so a group of human royals used a magic tool to steal the elves' magic power and then slaughtered them. Children of the Clover Kingdom are taught that the elves were demons who wanted to control the world and all mana and that Licht turned himself into a demon god but was stopped by the first Magic Emperor.
After the massacre, a devil used Reincarnation Magic to suspend the souls of all the elves, keeping them from moving on. As the first one reincarnated, Patolli began the Eye of the Midnight Sun and completed the resurrection of the other elves in human bodies. Because humans and the Clover Kingdom were behind the massacre and the murder of Licht, the elves despise all humans and seek the destruction of the kingdom.
People resurrected through Reincarnation Magic are afflicted by wicked hearts 「邪心 jashin」, which magnify negative emotions, like hatred and despair. And when an elf is afflicted by this side effect of being reincarnated and is fully corrupted and consumed by these negative feelings and give in to them, they are thus then transformed into a dark elf 「ダークエルフ dāku erufu」. Their skin darkens, their sclera turn black, and their magic becomes more sinister and wild and seemingly looses all self control and consciousness as they simply follow their new destructive hateful impulses towards the targets of their anger.
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