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Sprites are mythological creatures; the term originates from a Latin word meaning "spirit", but it is most commonly used outside of /tg/ media as a generic term for elves and other faeries.

In Dungeons & Dragons, sprites refer to a specific branch of Tiny sized fey who generally appear as diminutive and often insect-winged elves. The pixie is technically considered a kind of sprite, but the D&D common sprite is very different; whilst the pixie is more playful and magic-focused, sprites tend to be more warlike, relying on magical arrows to swiftly defeat much larger foes. In Basic, the Sprite was one of the many fey races made playable in "The Wee Folk", the first of the Creature Catalogs. In Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, the Sprite family tree was divided into Sprite, Sea Sprite, Pixie, Nixie, Atomie and Grig.

Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition Races
Basic Set: Dwarf - Elf - Hobbit - Human
Creature Catalog 1: Brownie - Centaur - Dryad - Faun - Hsiao
Leprechaun - Pixie - Pooka - Redcap - Sidhe
Sprite - Treant - Wood Imp - Wooddrake
Creature Catalog 2: Faenare - Gnome - Gremlin - Harpy
Nagpa - Pegataur - Sphinx - Tabi
Creature Catalog 3: Kna - Kopru - Merrow - Nixie - Triton
Dragon Magazine: Cayma - Gatorman - Lupin - N'djatwa
Phanaton - Rakasta - Shazak - Wallara
Hollow World: Beastman - Brute-Man - Hutaakan
Krugel Orc - Kubbit - Malpheggi Lizard Man
Known World: Bugbear - Goblin - Gnoll
Hobgoblin - Kobold - Ogre - Troll

Monstergirls[edit]

LamiaMonstergirl.pngThis article or section is about Monstergirls (or a monster that is frequently depicted as a Monstergirl), something that /tg/ widely considers to be the purest form of awesome. Expect PROMOTIONS! and /d/elight in equal measure, often with drawfaggotry or writefaggotry to match.

As the sprite is pretty much interchangeable with the fairy and the pixie, it goes without saying that sprites are definitely represented amongst that niche of monstergirls fans who love tiny cute sylvan MGs. A theoretical D&D-based sprite monstergirl would basically be a tiny elven amazon - sort of like a kubbit with flight.