Goblins are legendary creatures that have appeared in fairy tales and folklore from different cultures for centuries. They share many traits with gnomes and elves, most notably their small stature, pointed ears and their natural inclination towards magic. The nature of goblins seems to vary with every source, but they are most often described as being mischievous fey creatures or even spirits that play mean pranks on humans and like to steal money and treasure from them.
Examples of goblins
- Goblin (Dungeons & Dragons)
- Goblin (World of Warcraft)
- Goblin (Harry Potter)
- The Grots of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar were originally referred to as Goblins in the Warhammer: Fantasy Battles tabletop game, before being rebranded for the 2015 release of Age of Sigmar, and still share many similarities with their original iteration.