Dark Elves are a cultural subgroup of Star Elves who reject Monotheism in favor of Incarnatism and the worship of the Old Gods of the Star Elves. They regard Menoth as a traitor to their race.

They are also racist in their attitudes toward other races, both Aliens and Asguardian Dwarfs. Sometimes, they have used violence against members of other races and faiths, and when under the rule of governments such as the Star Imperium and the United Planets have engaged in violence against established governments.

Thanks to the Hyperdrive, they have spread across the Local Group, and the galaxies of the Maffei Group, the Sculptor Group, M81 Group, and the Canes I Group have substantial populations of Dark Elves.