I am curious to know what people think is overdone in the Fantasy genre. For me I'm tired of the good vs evil trope, especially Orcs. I (and of course many other writers too!) try to write without the them of good vs evil while still maintaining conflict. In fantasy specifically, I try to maintain a grey area over most issues and avoid writing characters as "I'm doing this because I'm a big bad baddie" or "I'm a good guy, so I'm doing good things!". I try to focus on the why they have their goals and the means they will take to reach them. For example, in a series I am currently developing, one of the major subplots (in the first book, it becomes the main plot in the next few books) is Orcs being on the brink of war with humans due to the fact that humans are trying to conquest their land for imperialism and resources. While most Fae are docile and peacekeepers in this universe, a subset of them (the fire Fae) side with the humans for the purpose of reclaiming lost land (the Orcs stole land from the fire Fae a few centuries ago). Wanting to keep the peace and keep things in their "natural order" the forest Fae side with the Orcs (an unlikely alliance in most fantasy literature I have read) because they are motivated by keeping things in natural order (as well as having a mutual ally with the Orcs- the Forest Elves). That was a bit of a tangent, but I wanted to give an example of what I meant by not being lead by the over-used good vs evil trope and instead being motivated by individual goals and values. So TL;DR- I'm over the "good vs evil" theme and also over the "ORCS ARE INHERENTLY EVIL" trope. What are some rehashed themes and other fantasy related elements that you are just done with reading about?