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High fantasy takes place in a totally fictional world with no relationship to our own (like Lord of the Rings’ Middle Earth). Epic quests, journeys, and wars are common in high fantasy. Whatever is happening in high fantasy, it is larger-than-life and important.

On the other hand, dark fantasy typically involves horror or fear along with the usual fantasy elements like the supernatural. Dark fantasy can be high fantasy, and high fantasy can be dark. But neither are necessarily both. 

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