History Comicbook / Fables

28th Nov '17 10:43:58 AM tesoroazul90
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** Perhaps most visibly with Flycatcher. Flycatcher was drawn with visible eyes and being extremely unattractive early on, while later he was drawn with bangs constantly covering his eyes & the goofy frog-cap. He eventually was "revealed" to have beautiful green eyes under said bangs when going through his makeover in ''The Good Prince'', next to being [[BeautifulAllAlong surprisingly handsome]]. Then, in the short "The Final Hurrah of the Three Blind Mice" in the final arc, Fly is drawn as this over-exaggerated cartoony thing with massively elongated features.

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** Perhaps most visibly with Flycatcher. Flycatcher was drawn with visible eyes and being extremely rather unattractive early on, while later he was drawn with bangs constantly covering his eyes & the goofy frog-cap. He eventually was "revealed" to have beautiful green eyes under said bangs when going through his makeover in ''The Good Prince'', next to being [[BeautifulAllAlong surprisingly handsome]]. Then, in the short "The Final Hurrah of the Three Blind Mice" in the final arc, Fly is drawn as this over-exaggerated cartoony thing with massively elongated features.



* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: When the deceased [[spoiler:Bigby]] reunites with Boy Blue in the afterlife, the latter at one point makes it clear how unhappy he is with Stinky's founding of a religion in his name. The animal Fables expect Blue to come back from the dead one day as a dashing hero saving the day, when all Blue really wanted was to be freed of heroic responsibility [[IJustWantToBeNormal and just live a normal life.

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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: When the deceased [[spoiler:Bigby]] reunites with Boy Blue in the afterlife, the latter at one point makes it clear how unhappy he is with Stinky's founding of a religion in his name. The animal Fables expect Blue to come back from the dead one day as a dashing hero saving the day, when all Blue really wanted was to be freed of heroic responsibility [[IJustWantToBeNormal and just live a normal life.]]
28th Nov '17 10:36:26 AM tesoroazul90
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** Bufkin is the Business Office's bookkeeper and clean-up flunky, and yet he not only tricks a rogue genie back into its bottle, but also [[spoiler: totally destroys Baba Yaga, then goes onto save Oz from the Nome King.]]
-->'''Baba Yaga:''' I've never heard of such a creature. What are his powers?\\

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** Bufkin is the Business Office's bookkeeper and clean-up flunky, and yet he not only tricks a rogue genie back into its bottle, but also [[spoiler: totally destroys Baba Yaga, then goes onto on to save Oz from the Nome King.]]
-->'''Baba Yaga:''' I've never heard of such a creature. What are his powers?\\powers?
28th Nov '17 10:33:34 AM tesoroazul90
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* BadassInDistress: In ''Storybook Love'', Bigby attempts to ambush Goldilocks but instead, she fills him with bullets. While it doesn't kill him, it temporarily wounds and slows him down. If it hadn't been for [[spoiler: Snow White driving an axe through Goldilock's skull]] while Goldie was too busy building a fire to permanently kill Bigby, Bigby would definitely have died.

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* BadassInDistress: In ''Storybook Love'', Bigby attempts to ambush Goldilocks but instead, she fills him with bullets. While it doesn't kill him, it temporarily wounds and slows him down. If it hadn't been for [[spoiler: Snow White driving an axe through Goldilock's skull]] while Goldie the latter was too busy building a fire to permanently kill Bigby, Bigby he would definitely have died.
24th Oct '17 11:38:57 AM Wyvern76
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** The Page sisters from ''Jack of Fables''.
26th Sep '17 5:32:54 PM FranksGirl
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* NoBisexuals:
** Averted in volume 2, when Rose Red says she is over the time she slept with girls, with the exception of once a year as a birthday present for Jack, meaning she is not a lesbian.
** Also averted by Rapunzel, who's been with both Rose Red and a Kitsune vixen named Tomoko, along with her male lovers.
** Averted by Prince Charming, the serial womanizer who states at one point that he has no problems with sleeping with men & certainly no issue with a man being in love with him.

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* NoBisexuals:
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NoBisexuals: Averted in volume 2, when throughout the series by at least three characters:
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Rose Red says she is over the time she slept with girls, with the exception of once a year as a birthday present for Jack, meaning she is not a lesbian.
** Also averted by Rapunzel, who's been with both Rose Red and a Kitsune vixen named Tomoko, along with her male lovers.
** Averted by Prince Charming, the serial womanizer who states at one point that he has no problems with sleeping with men & certainly no issue with a man being in love with him.



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* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime: Ozma's prophecy about the wolf cubs is pure ABAB iambic tetrameter:

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* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime: Ozma's prophecy about the wolf cubs Snow & Bigby's children is pure ABAB iambic tetrameter:



** Everyone has been conclusively revealed at this point. [[spoiler:Winter is the king (becomes the North Wind, one of whose titles is "King of the North", in ''Inherit the Wind''), Therese does an evil thing (orders the murder of Lord Mountbatten to eat his flesh in ''Cubs in Toyland''), Dare dies to stop her (his sacrifice in the same arc), Ambrose judges the rest (through the books he eventually writes about them; some issues are also narrated by a future version of him), Conner is a hero bold as he transforms into a monster to confront his BrainwashedAndCrazy father (ultimately causing the latter to come to his senses), Blossom is the pauper as she becomes a NatureHero and has no want for materialistic possessions, and Ghost lives to ages old as he is revealed to outlive all his siblings]].
** Also, the MagicMirror likes people to rhyme their requests, and he rhymes the answer in return. It's revealed later that this isn't actually necessary for him to work his magic; he simply allows people to think this to cut down on his workload.
* PunchClockVillain: The majority of goblins are just working stiffs.
** Rodney and June, two of [[spoiler:Geppetto's wooden puppets who fell in love with each other, and ultimately were allowed to become human and live together in the mundy world, for the price of carrying out assassinations whenever the Empire requested them to]].
* PunnyName: Bigby Wolf, the Big Bad Wolf. He was given this name sarcastically by his brothers when they were all babies and Bigby was the runt of the litter.
* PurpleProse: Mocked by the Genre Fantasy. When she's introduced along with the other Genres, each one of them is given a short little snippet to describe them. Fantasy's starts by talking about how [[MarySue her beauty is matched only by her magical ability]], and then abruptly gives up with an "...Oh, screw it." Additionally, most of her speech is of this variety.
* ReallyGetsAround: Prince Charming. He claims to have had over a thousand romantic conquests by the time he was ''15''. Also part of the reason none of his marriages lasted. [[spoiler:However, he eventually falls in love with Nalayani in the ''The Return of the Maharaja'' arc from ''Fairest'', and it's implied it might last this time.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: All the Fables, but most notably Pinocchio, who is eternally a real ''boy'', [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor just as he wished for]].
* RetiredMonster: Mainly [[spoiler:Geppetto]]. As demonstrated in his war planning session, he would gladly have slaughtered all the people of Earth through biological warfare, and is in no manner repentant. He isn't the least bit better than all the worst tyrants in human history. Frau Totenkinder ''started'' by [[WouldHurtAChild sacrificing her own baby to demons]] to wiping out the tribe she was born into, and continued to murder thousands of children in blood rituals to keep her power during the following centuries, which she strictly abused to inflict [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment inventively cruel]] and [[DisproportionateRetribution very disproportionate]] "punishments" on anybody she pleased, sometimes when showing up as the unseen evil force in assorted stories.
** Bigby definitely counts, having killed and eaten hundreds, if not thousands, of humans over the course of his rogue Big Bad Wolf days.

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* PunchClockVillain:
** Everyone has been conclusively revealed at this point. [[spoiler:Winter is the king (becomes the North Wind, one of whose titles is "King of the North", in ''Inherit the Wind''), Therese does an evil thing (orders the murder of Lord Mountbatten to eat his flesh in ''Cubs in Toyland''), Dare dies to stop her (his sacrifice in the same arc), Ambrose judges the rest (through the books he eventually writes about them; some issues are also narrated by a future version of him), Conner is a hero bold as he transforms into a monster to confront his BrainwashedAndCrazy father (ultimately causing the latter to come to his senses), Blossom is the pauper as she becomes a NatureHero and has no want for materialistic possessions, and Ghost lives to ages old as he is revealed to outlive all his siblings]].
** Also, the MagicMirror likes people to rhyme their requests, and he rhymes the answer in return. It's revealed later that this isn't actually necessary for him to work his magic; he simply allows people to think this to cut down on his workload.
* PunchClockVillain:
The majority of goblins are aren't particularly evil, just working stiffs.
stiffs who do as their commanders order them to do.
** Rodney and June, two of [[spoiler:Geppetto's the Adversary's wooden puppets soldiers who fell in love with each other, and other & ultimately were allowed to become human and live together in the mundy world, for the world. The price of carrying their transformation is having to carry out assassinations whenever the Empire requested them to]].
requests. They don't hold any ill will towards Fabletown or mundy humans at all and it's implied they're not happy about having to kill.
* PunnyName: Bigby Wolf, aka Big B. Wolf, aka the Big Bad Wolf. He was given this name sarcastically by his brothers when they were all babies and Bigby was the runt of the litter.
* PurpleProse: Mocked by the Genre Fantasy. When she's introduced along with the other Genres, each one of them is given a short little snippet to describe them. Fantasy's starts by talking about how [[MarySue her beauty is matched only by her magical ability]], and then abruptly gives up with an "...Oh, screw it." Additionally, most Most of her speech is of this variety.
extensively flowery & dramatic.
* ReallyGetsAround: ReallyGetsAround:
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Prince Charming. He claims to have had over a thousand romantic conquests by the time he was ''15''.''15'', and when we're first introduced to him, he's not only scamming a waitress into sleeping with him, but we also learn he's had at least three wives. Also part of the reason none of his marriages lasted. [[spoiler:However, However, he eventually falls in love with Nalayani in the ''The Return of the Maharaja'' arc from ''Fairest'', and it's implied it might last this time.]]
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: All
time.
** Jack Horner. His introduction starts him out with Rose Red, a backstory short shows him healing a terminally sick woman just to sleep with her, and in
the Fables, but "Jack of Fables" and "Great Fables Crossover" arcs, he's revealed to be the father of a number of Literals, demi-gods, and AnthropomorphicPersonifications.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld:
** Few of the Fables look their real age &
most look far younger than they actually are. Most notably Pinocchio, who is eternally looks like a real ''boy'', boy, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor just as he wished for]].
for]], but is actually over three hundred years old.
** Notably averted with Frau Totenkinder, the wicked witch of all fairy tales. For most of the series, she looks like the extremely old woman she is, sitting & knitting in a rocking chair. Until she takes on Mr. Dark, anyway, and then this gets played straight, as Totenkinder sheds her years & shifts her form to that of a young, beautiful teenager.
* RetiredMonster: Mainly RetiredMonster:
** The Adversary,
[[spoiler:Geppetto]]. As demonstrated in his war planning session, he He would gladly have slaughtered all the people of Earth through biological warfare, and is in no manner repentant. He isn't even after being forced to sign the least bit better than Fabletown Contract & become just another resident of NYC, he is quite unrepentant about his past. On his first stroll through Fabletown, he doesn't understand why anyone is upset with him, after all he did to ensure peace in the worst tyrants in human history. Empire.
**
Frau Totenkinder ''started'' by [[WouldHurtAChild sacrificing her own baby to demons]] to & wiping out the tribe she was born into, and then continued to murder thousands of children in blood rituals to keep her power during the following centuries, which she strictly abused used to inflict [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment inventively cruel]] and [[DisproportionateRetribution very disproportionate]] "punishments" on anybody she pleased, sometimes when showing up as the unseen evil force in assorted stories.
stories. She's now a little old lady knitting in a rocking chair & helping Fabletown deal with that nasty EvilEmpire, oh my yes, & she invests her wealth in "perfectly legal ways" among the Mundies...by owning abortion clinics.
** Bigby definitely counts, having has killed and eaten hundreds, if not thousands, of humans over the course of his rogue Big Bad Wolf days.days, and shrugs it off without any remorse, despite now being Fabletown's sheriff and head of its covert operations.
26th Sep '17 5:00:09 PM FranksGirl
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* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime: Ozma's prophecy about the wolf cubs.

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* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime: Ozma's prophecy about the wolf cubs.cubs is pure ABAB iambic tetrameter:
26th Sep '17 4:49:27 PM FranksGirl
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* BecomingTheMask: After killing [[spoiler:the original Beauty,]] a lamia took her place. But she stayed so long in that guise that she eventually ''became'' that Fable, though every few decades she snaps out of it and goes on a murderous rampage. Now a moot point after the events of ''Fairest in All the Land'', in which Goldilocks kills both lamia [[spoiler:and Beauty]] with the Sword of Regret; when the Sword of Regret's power of recall is used (see PowerAtAPrice below), [[spoiler:the lamia is left dead while Beauty is resurrected]].

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* BecomingTheMask: After killing [[spoiler:the original Beauty,]] a lamia took her place. But she stayed so long in that guise that she eventually ''became'' that Fable, though every few decades she snaps out of it and goes on a murderous rampage. Now a moot point after the events of ''Fairest in All the Land'', in which Goldilocks kills both lamia [[spoiler:and Beauty]] with the Sword of Regret; when the Sword of Regret's power of recall is used (see PowerAtAPrice below), used, [[spoiler:the lamia is left dead while Beauty is resurrected]].



** Used hilariously with Briar Rose, aka Sleeping Beauty; when she was an infant, an evil fairy cursed her to die when Briar pricks her finger, a curse mitigated by a good fairy, who changed it so that Briar only falls asleep, to be awoken by "the kiss of a prince who truly loves her". In one scene, Bigby's chewing her out for accidentally pricking her finger at a jewelry counter, which caused Briar and the entire department store to fall asleep before Briar was awoken. How was Briar woken up? The police on the scene brought the K-9 unit and one very affectionate dog started licking Briar's face...

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** Used hilariously with Briar Rose, aka Sleeping Beauty; when Beauty. When she was an infant, an evil fairy cursed her to die when Briar pricks her finger, a curse mitigated by a good fairy, who changed it so that Briar only falls asleep, to asleep & can be awoken by "the kiss of a prince who truly loves her". In one scene, Bigby's chewing her out for accidentally pricking her finger at a jewelry counter, which caused Briar and the entire department store to fall asleep before Briar was awoken. How was Briar woken up? The police on the scene brought the K-9 unit and one very affectionate dog started licking Briar's face...



* EyeScream: Cursed to view all the sins and dark secrets of every person he ever looks at, due to a piece of enchanted mirror lodged in his eye sockets, Kay has cut his own eyes out numerous times with a kitchen knife, forcing Frau Totenkinder to regrow them for Kay whenever the Fables need someone's loyalties & background checked. This means Kay is doomed to ''cut out his own eyes over and over forever''. When Kay looked upon a certain "kindly" old toymaker, he fell to his knees in horror at what he saw, then promptly runs to his bathroom with a very sharp knife, staring into the mirror as he's about to plunge the blade in.
-->[[spoiler:Kay]] (with a knife to his eye): So many....

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* EyeScream: Cursed to view all the sins and dark secrets of every person he ever looks at, due to a piece of enchanted mirror lodged in his eye sockets, Kay has cut his own eyes out numerous times with a kitchen knife, forcing Frau Totenkinder to regrow them for Kay whenever the Fables need someone's loyalties & background checked. This means Kay is doomed to ''cut out his own eyes over and over forever''. When Kay looked upon a certain "kindly" old toymaker, he fell man, Kay falls to his knees in horror at what he saw, horror, then promptly runs to his bathroom with a very sharp knife, staring into the mirror as he's about to plunge the blade in.
-->[[spoiler:Kay]] -->Kay: (with a knife to his eye): So many....



** [[spoiler:Geppetto]] started out as a kindly old man, outraged at the evils which the local nobility were inflicting on his friends and neighbors. Then he got the taste for power and kept justifying taking out more & more nobles & taking over more & more lands, finally putting himself in ultimate charge. Absolute power corrupts absolutely...
** Nurse Sprat was a mean-spirited nurse who delighted in her power over helpless, sick Fables, but she was still nominally on the side of Fabletown. Then Mr. Dark came calling, Sprat went with him willingly, and is now calling herself Leigh Duglas...

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** [[spoiler:Geppetto]] started out as a kindly old man, outraged at the evils which the local nobility were inflicting on his friends and neighbors. Then he got the taste for power and kept justifying taking out more & more nobles & taking over more & more lands, finally putting himself in ultimate charge. Absolute power corrupts absolutely...
absolutely, indeed.
** Nurse Sprat was a mean-spirited nurse who delighted in her power over helpless, sick Fables, but she was still nominally on the side of Fabletown. Then Mr. Dark came calling, Sprat went with him willingly, and is now and, calling herself Leigh Duglas...Duglas, proceeded to take control of Bigby and try to kill of the surviving Fables.



** Jack Horner is essentially this. As a trickster and conman, Jack always causes trouble to people around him. Not only that, but Jack also suffers from sociopathy that makes him oblivious to the feelings of people around him. He only cares for himself, and prides how important he is to the series. That's why it always surprises fans and critics of the series whenever Jack does something that is selfless and beyond himself.
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** Frau Totenkinder is German for ''"Mrs. Dead Children"''.[[note]] Although "Tote Kinder" would be grammatically correct… and you can't join the two words in German, even with a gratuitous "n", particularly since the 1996 spelling reform that broke up a lot of compound words.[[/note]] Totenkinder derives power from sacrificing children, and while she no longer sacrifices Fable children, she owns mundane abortion clinics & takes her power from those deaths. This is made dreadfully explicit in the AlternateRealityEpisode Crossover with ''ComicBook/TheUnwritten'', where out of sheer desperaton, she sacrifices every living child on Earth to gain the power to hold Mr. Dark and prevent him from escaping to conquer other realities.

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** Frau Totenkinder is German for ''"Mrs. Dead Children"''.[[note]] Although "Tote Kinder" would be grammatically correct… and correct, as you can't join the two words in German, even with a gratuitous "n", particularly since the 1996 spelling reform that broke up a lot of compound words.[[/note]] Totenkinder derives power from sacrificing children, and while she no longer sacrifices Fable children, she owns mundane abortion clinics & takes her power from those deaths. This is made dreadfully explicit in the AlternateRealityEpisode Crossover with ''ComicBook/TheUnwritten'', where out of sheer desperaton, she sacrifices every living child on Earth to gain the power to hold Mr. Dark and prevent him from escaping to conquer other realities.



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* PopularityPower: One speculated source of the eponymous Fables' powers. The more popular the story about a Fable is, the more powerful they are. For example, [[spoiler:Snow White recovered from a sniper's bullet to the skull — her sister, Rose Red, might not have survived since most people have forgotten her part of the fairytale]]. Frau Totenkinder is one of the most powerful Fables in existence because she is every anonymous witch in folklore, and [[spoiler:Goldilocks]] raises this to a level bordering on BlessedWithSuck, as revealed in ''Jack of Fables'', when she discovers she can't heal any faster than the fish are eating her.
** Jack Horner, who is every Jack in fairy tales (except Jack Sprat and a couple of others), exploited this by going to Hollywood and making a trilogy of movies about him. He's now effectively immortal, but not invincible.
** It also has the effect that Fables' powers are different in different areas. Baba Yaga is powerful in Russia, but in America, Frau Totenkinder is far more powerful, because more people know, say, Hansel and Gretel, than know Baba Yaga's stories. (Logically speaking, therefore, the most powerful of the Arabian Fables once they arrive in American Fabletown ought to be Aladdin, but that wasn't really gone into.)
** [[DiscussedTrope It's actually brought up more than a few times within the series]], but Frau Totenkinder has expressed doubt that it actually works that way.
*** Totenkinder is something of a subversion (so this is a discussed subversion of the trope!) in that she is present in many, many stories, but anonymous in all of them, meaning she actually isn't popular - she is well known but no one knows that they know. In her battle with Baba Yaga she implies that one of the reasons she wins and Baba Yaga loses is that Baba Yaga misunderstood precisely how this worked, and came into the fight overconfident because of it.
* PowerAtAPrice: In ''Fairest in All the Land'', the Sword of Regret that [[spoiler:Goldilocks uses on her murderous rampage]] will allow the user to unerringly kill their intended target, but has a price that cannot be avoided: it must claim a second life in payment for the first kill. This backfires on [[spoiler:Goldilocks]] when going after Bo Peep and Cinderella, as Cindy has figured out what's going on and arranges for the encounter to occur in a barren wasteland devoid of other living beings. [[spoiler:Goldilocks kills Bo Peep, but Cinderella disarms her and, with no other possible victims present, the sword kills Goldilocks to pay the cost]]. Luckily--well, for half of the sword's victims--the Sword of Regret can also call one of each pair of victims back to life within seven days of their deaths (hence the name). ([[spoiler:Goldilocks, of course, is left dead]].)
* PregnantBadass: While she doesn't take part in the fighting, [[spoiler:Snow White]] still organizes the defense of Fabletown and is in command during the conflict with the wooden soldiers while heavily pregnant.
* PrehensileHair: Rapunzel gains this power in ''The Hidden Kingdom''.
* PrettyInMink: The Snow Queen has a fur wrap.
* PrinceCharmless: Prince Charming is this to his ex-wives.
* ProperLady: Snow White is generally polite, classy, and efficient, being all about following the rules.

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* PopularityPower: PopularityPower:
**
One speculated source of the eponymous Fables' powers. The powers is that the more popular the story about a Fable is, the more powerful harder they are. are to kill. For example, [[spoiler:Snow Snow White recovered from a sniper's bullet to the skull — skull, but her sister, Rose Red, might not states she wouldn't have survived since most people have forgotten her part of the fairytale]]. fairytale. Frau Totenkinder is one of the most powerful Fables in existence because she is every anonymous witch in folklore, and [[spoiler:Goldilocks]] Goldilocks raises this to a level bordering on BlessedWithSuck, as revealed in ''Jack "Jack of Fables'', Fables", when she discovers she can't heal any faster than the fish are eating her.
** Jack Horner, who is the "Jack" in almost every Jack in fairy tales (except Jack Sprat and a couple of others), tale, exploited this by going to Hollywood and making a trilogy of blockbuster movies about him. He's now effectively immortal, but though not invincible.
** It also has the effect that Fables' powers are different in different areas. Baba Yaga is powerful in Russia, but in America, Frau Totenkinder is far more powerful, because more people know, say, Hansel and Gretel, than know Baba Yaga's stories. (Logically speaking, therefore, the most powerful of the Arabian Fables once they arrive in American Fabletown ought to be Aladdin, but that wasn't really gone into.)
** [[DiscussedTrope It's actually
A DiscussedTrope, as it's brought up more than a few times within the series]], series, but while Frau Totenkinder has expressed expresses doubt that it actually works that way.
*** Totenkinder
way, no other explanation is something of a subversion (so this is a discussed subversion of the trope!) in that offered, either.
** Also subverted by Frau Totenkinder. While
she is present in many, many stories, but anonymous she is ''anonymous'' in all of them, meaning she actually isn't popular - by name & no one is aware that she is well known but no one knows the specific wicked witch they dealt with in their past. This is lampshaded in several places by certain Fables stating that Totenkinder seems familiar, but they know. can't remember ever having met her. In her battle with Baba Yaga she Yaga, Totenkinder implies that one of the reasons she wins and Baba Yaga loses is that because Baba Yaga misunderstood precisely how this worked, and worked & came into the fight overconfident because of it.
* PowerAtAPrice: In ''Fairest "Fairest in All the Land'', Land", the Sword of Regret that [[spoiler:Goldilocks Goldilocks uses on her murderous rampage]] will allow rampage allows the user to unerringly kill their intended target, but has a price that cannot be avoided: an unavoidable price: it must claim a second life in payment for the first kill. This backfires on [[spoiler:Goldilocks]] Goldilocks when going after Bo Peep and Cinderella, as Cinderella. Cindy has figured out what's going on and arranges for the encounter to occur in a barren wasteland devoid of other living beings. [[spoiler:Goldilocks Goldilocks kills Bo Peep, but Cinderella disarms her and, her, and with no other possible victims present, the sword kills Goldilocks to pay the cost]]. Luckily--well, for half of cost. Luckily, the sword's victims--the Sword of Regret can also call one of each pair of victims back to life within seven days of their deaths (hence the name). ([[spoiler:Goldilocks, of course, deaths. [[spoiler:Bo Peep is restored, but Goldilocks is left dead]].)
dead]].
* PregnantBadass: While she doesn't take part in the fighting, [[spoiler:Snow White]] Snow White still organizes the defense of Fabletown and is in command during the conflict with the wooden soldiers while heavily pregnant.
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PrettyInMink: The Snow Queen has a fur wrap.
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PrinceCharmless: Prince Charming is this to his ex-wives.
* ProperLady: Snow White
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* OrgyOfEvidence: In the first arc, this is what makes Bigby suspect that [[spoiler:Rose Red's "murder" had been staged by her and Jack]].
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Bigby Wolf. He isn't a man turning into a wolf, he's a ''wolf turning into a man''!
** ''Werewolves of the Heartland'' also features werewolves that are different - they are [[spoiler:descended from a Nazi and an American soldier, and examples of what happens when Bigby's blood is injected into a human's system]].
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: It turns out Idyll is filled with polite, sort of sentient, non-brain eating zombies who may have used to be Pleasantville style EagleLand Americans.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank
* PapaWolf: Bigby, quite literally.
* TheParagon: Flycatcher.
* ParodySue: Max Piper, of the VillainSue variety. Jack probably also counts. Prince Brandish may be a more subtle version, given his misogynism and twisted popping up (almost) out of nowhere to "claim one of the main ladies" plot.
* PermaStubble: Bigby Wolf. No matter how much he shaves, it always comes back.
* PimpedOutDress: The Snow Queen's dress.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: The Mouse Police.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: [[spoiler:Therese is now an adult due to her time in Discardia (time there passes at a different pace). When she returns home to inform her family of Dare's death, her siblings are still children.]]
* PolarOppositeTwins: Snow White and Rose Red, if their names are any indication.

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* OrgyOfEvidence: In the first arc, this an overabundance of evidence and Jack's over-acting is what makes Bigby suspect that [[spoiler:Rose Rose Red's "murder" murder had been staged by her staged. There's too much blood splattered around and Jack]].
too many things overturned that shouldn't be in the room and while other things are left untouched or unbroken.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: OurWerewolvesAreDifferent:
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Bigby Wolf. He isn't a man turning into a wolf, he's a ''wolf turning into a man''!
** ''Werewolves of the Heartland'' also features has werewolves that who are different - they are [[spoiler:descended descended from a Nazi and an American soldier, and examples of what happens when with Bigby's blood is injected into a human's system]].
system. They are so utterly outside of Bigby's experience that he's openly disgusted with them.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: It turns out Idyll is filled with polite, sort of sentient, non-brain eating zombies who may have used to be Pleasantville style Pleasantville-style EagleLand Americans.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank
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PapaWolf: Bigby, quite literally.
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TheParagon: Flycatcher.
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* ParodySue: (Do not uncomment this example until more context is added)
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Max Piper, of the VillainSue variety. Jack Piper. (Do not uncomment this example until more context is added)
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Prince Brandish may be a more subtle version, given his misogynism and twisted popping up (almost) out of nowhere to "claim one of the main ladies" plot.
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* PermaStubble: Bigby Wolf. No matter how much he shaves, it his stubble always comes back.
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PimpedOutDress: The Snow Queen's dress.
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PintsizedPowerhouse: The Mouse Police.
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* PlotRelevantAgeUp: [[spoiler:Therese is now Snow & Bigby's daughter Therese becomes an adult due to her time in Discardia (time Discardia, as time there passes at a different pace). pace. When she returns home to inform her family of Dare's death, [[spoiler:Dare's death]], her siblings septuplet-siblings are still children.]]
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PolarOppositeTwins: Snow White and Rose Red, if their names are any indication.Red.(Do not uncomment this example until more context is added)
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** Later explained by the back story of [[spoiler:Mr. Kadabra. He was a powerful sorcerer who cast a spell to protect his homeland which made people ignore it as being unimportant. Unfortunately, he found that his original home had already been destroyed, becoming a wanderer. He eventually traveled to Earth with the other exiled Fables and, as a result, his still-working spell protected Earth. An ironic side-effect of the spell was it affected Kadabra himself, making him forget his past and making him seem like an unimportant minor magician everyone could ignore]].
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