Japanese Name: 複数形
English Name: Elves
Manga Debut: Chapter A0
The Black Swordsman
Anime Debut: Golden Age Arc II
The Battle for Doldrey
(2016 Anime)
Episode 1
The Dragon Slayer

Elves are astral beings[citation needed] which hail from the kingdom of Elfhelm, the domain of Sovereign Hanafubuku.[citation needed] Puck and Ivalera are the two most prominent elfin characters, both of which travel with Guts in his traveling party.


Elves appear in many fairy tales, poems, and legends, but are rarely seen by human eyes.[citation needed][citation needed] They are creatures who exist in the Astral World, and may appear in the Physical World if they so desire. Only humans who have not closed their minds to the idea of mythical creatures are capable of perceiving them; religious zealots of the Holy See cannot.[citation needed] As such, Farnese is only able to fully perceive Puck after secularizing herself.[citation needed] Elves often become invisible to humans in large religious establishments such as monasteries and cathedrals, or in large crowds, though they sometimes appear to rural religious communities.[citation needed] They can most often be observed by children.

The most famous legends involving elves include the story of Red-Eyed Peekaf [citation needed] – a children's tale about a boy with elvish characteristics – and Sovereign Hanafubuku, the ruler of the idyllic elfin homeland: Elfhelm.[citation needed]


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Elves possess many different powers. They are capable of healing injuries, sensing people's emotions, and some even say that they have the power to bring one happiness.[citation needed] They can create medicine with the dust that sloughs off their wings, known as Elf Dust. Although their size generally limits their usefulness in combat, they may emit a bright flash,[citation needed] acting as a flare to blind enemies temporarily, and carry small objects.


Long ago, elves dwelled within various locations such as Godo's mining cave[citation needed] and Rosine's tree in the Misty Valley.[citation needed] However, in time, the Order of the Holy See established its strict doctrines and the elves were forced to withdraw to the magical island of Skellig, upon which their homeland of Elfhelm is located.[citation needed][citation needed] The areas once home to elves now offer sanctuary to those preyed upon by restless spirits, Guts having Casca placed in Godo's cave for her safety.[citation needed] It is only after the cave's destruction that Puck suggests taking Casca to his homeland,[citation needed] and subsequently, Guts learns from the Skull Knight that the elfin queen Hanafubuku can restore Casca's mental capabilities.[citation needed]

There are different races of elves that coexist in the Astral World, with Puck and Ivalera being of the pisky race, descendants of the sylph.[citation needed] They are famed for their bubbly, friendly and fun-loving nature.



  • The elves appear to be influenced by various types of fairies in European folklore, with Puck and Ivalera being piskies, a race of fairies traditionally hailing from Cornwall in England.



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