It is worth noting that the heroic fantasy and has been developed in line with Slavic mythology, giving birth to such a variety of genre as "Slavonic Fantasy." This subgenre is considered one of the oldest and least "deep" in a fantasy. At the head of the plot is usually a character, which is characterized excessive strength, dexterity, intelligence, and being a past master of the sword (and possible variant of the magician.) The bearer of good, while the hero is not necessarily – there are heroes thieves, mercenaries, Pirates necromancers. But the actions of a "principal", in the majority of works make the reader relate to him positively. Problems whole worlds in a heroic fantasy rarely solved, rather they are local and directly related to either the hero or his friends. For a genre prevalent form of short stories and novels. Dark fantasy in the traditional fantasy heroes are fighting the good with the universal evil, the triumph of peace and justice.
In a dark fantasy is not good in principle, the worldwide triumph of evil, one Straseni another. Necromancers, zombies, liches, witches, assassins and other "filth" – the main inhabitants of dark fantasy. Nobody here would be horrified at the sight of a demon devouring babies, it is quite an ordinary inhabitant of the evil everywhere. The main characters themselves are not angels, as, for example, in a series by Glen Cook "Black Order", but they are struggling with even more disgusting creatures. Thus the reader becomes a supporter of the "usual" evil, struggling with the "primordial darkness" that threatens to turn the world into very very complete cesspool.