I believe OP already covered the most explanatory pictures. O_o
When one is forming a case of this nature, it is imperative that the evidence be overwhelming.
Originally Posted by fallenj
The muscular elf in BG3 (forgot his name), would actually legit make sense in forgotten realms.
Come to think of it, subrace exception(s) aside, elves in general aren't feeble; if anything, it appears that elves are stronger than the baseline race (i.e., human). How? Well, consider this: elves tend to be both shorter and slimmer than humans, yet they do not suffer a penalty to Strength.