History Comicbook / Fables

30th Apr '16 9:41:37 AM Austin
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* Creator'sPet: Jack Horner was supposed to be written off after the ''Jack Be Nimble'' story arc. But Shelly Bond "sweet-talked" Willingham into putting him into a separate spin-off instead. Bond's reason? Jack Horner was her favorite.
31st Mar '16 3:33:38 PM Lancelot07
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Boy Blue wields the Vorpal Blade.

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Boy Blue wields the Vorpal Blade.



* AdaptationalBadass: Since his unsuccessful exploits in ''Little Red Riding Hood'' and ''Three Little Pigs'', the Big Bad Wolf has truly grown into his name, devouring hundreds, if not thousands of victims in his past turning him into an elephant-sized wolf capable of leveling forests with his SuperBreath (his inheritance from being the son of the North Wind). As he explains himself, the only reason he lost to the third pig that built his house with brick was because he was just a ''puppy'' at the time.

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Since his unsuccessful exploits in ''Little Red Riding Hood'' and ''Three Little Pigs'', the Big Bad Wolf has truly grown into his name, devouring hundreds, if not thousands of victims in his past turning him into an elephant-sized wolf capable of leveling forests with his SuperBreath (his inheritance from being the son of the North Wind). As he explains himself, the only reason he lost to the third pig that built his house with brick was because he was just a ''puppy'' at the time.
2nd Feb '16 3:56:41 AM Godzilladude123
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** When Jack Horner was suddenly turned into a dragon in the last arc, he lost his immortality and became destined to be slain by a hero, [[spoiler: which turned out to be his son]]. This effectively killed Jack Horner in their final battle, [[spoiler: but when the Devils came to collect his soul, all of them argued to whoever can claim it. So they then decided to just lock him up in the ends of time as punishment, but Jack somehow managed to escape this as well by using his and gary's literary powers to create a new universe in Jack's own liking.]]

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** When Jack Horner was suddenly turned into a dragon in the last arc, he lost his immortality and became destined to be slain by a hero, [[spoiler: which turned out to be his son]]. This effectively killed Jack Horner in their final battle, [[spoiler: but when the Devils came to collect his soul, all of them argued to whoever can claim it. So they then decided to just lock him up in the ends of time as punishment, but Jack somehow managed to escape this as well by using his and gary's Gary's literary powers to create a new universe in Jack's own liking.]]
2nd Feb '16 3:49:40 AM Godzilladude123
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* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: 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,a nd prides how important he is to the series. That's why it always surprises fans and critics alike whenever Jack does something that is selfless and beyond himself.

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* JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: 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,a nd himself, and prides how important he is to the series. That's why it always surprises fans and critics alike of the series whenever Jack does something that is selfless and beyond himself.himself.
** When first introduced, Prince Charming is depicted as this womanizing and power-hungry asshole which almost everybody in the series disliked. It was a surprise of many when Prince Charming sacrifices himself in order to blow up a bomb dedicated in crippling the Adversary's Empire.
2nd Feb '16 3:43:56 AM Godzilladude123
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* Creator'sPet: Jack Horner was supposed to be written off after the ''Jack Be Nimble'' story arc. But Shelly Bond "sweet-talked" Willingham into putting him into a separate spin-off instead. Bond's reason? Jack Horner was her favorite.
1st Feb '16 7:22:53 PM Godzilladude123
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*JerkassWithAHeartOfGold: 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,a nd prides how important he is to the series. That's why it always surprises fans and critics alike whenever Jack does something that is selfless and beyond himself.
14th Jan '16 9:34:05 AM Konczewski
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Out in the middle of New York City, characters from the old stories and fairy tales live among us in exile. Bill Willingham has taken characters we've grown up with, including Snow White, Bigby (a.k.a ''the'' Big Bad) Wolf, Jack Horner, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Boy Blue, the Frog Prince and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many more]], and spins them into a realistic, modern day setting.

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Out in In the middle of New York City, characters from the old stories and fairy tales live among us in exile. Bill Willingham has taken characters we've grown up with, including Snow White, Bigby (a.k.a ''the'' Big Bad) Wolf, Jack Horner, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Boy Blue, the Frog Prince and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many more]], and spins them into a realistic, modern day setting.



The series has encompassed mysteries, adventure, romance, conspiracies, magic, culture clashes, and fly eating, and has to date won 14 Eisner Awards. As of 2008, it's the most popular Creator/VertigoComics title, spawning the SpinOff titles ''Jack of Fables'' and ''Fairest'', three mini-series called ''The Literals'', ''Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love'', and ''Cinderella: Fables are Forever'', and one novel, ''Peter & Max''. As of 2010 Fables is now the second longest running Vertigo title after ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', but the series will come to an end with its 150th issue, due for release in 2015.

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The series has encompassed mysteries, adventure, romance, conspiracies, magic, culture clashes, and fly eating, and has to date won 14 Eisner Awards. As of 2008, it's the most popular Creator/VertigoComics title, spawning the SpinOff titles ''Jack of Fables'' and ''Fairest'', three mini-series called ''The Literals'', ''Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love'', and ''Cinderella: Fables are Forever'', and one novel, ''Peter & Max''. As of 2010 Fables is now was the second longest running Vertigo title after ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', but the ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''. The series will come came to an end with its 150th issue, due for release issue in 2015.



* AdaptationalBadass: Since his unsuccessful exploits in ''Little Red Riding Hood'' and ''Three Little Pigs'', the Big Bad Wolf has truly grown into his name, devouring hundreds, if not thousands of victims in his past turning him into an elephant-sized wolf capable of leveling forests with his SuperBreath; his inheritance from being the son of the North Wind. As he explains himself, the only reason he lost towards the third pig that built his house with brick was because he was just a ''puppy'' at the time.
** Snow White will [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass]] whenever the situation requires her to, while Cinderella is a through and through ActionGirl, working for Fabletown as an undercover spy whose skills would put James Bond to shame.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Since his unsuccessful exploits in ''Little Red Riding Hood'' and ''Three Little Pigs'', the Big Bad Wolf has truly grown into his name, devouring hundreds, if not thousands of victims in his past turning him into an elephant-sized wolf capable of leveling forests with his SuperBreath; his SuperBreath (his inheritance from being the son of the North Wind. Wind). As he explains himself, the only reason he lost towards to the third pig that built his house with brick was because he was just a ''puppy'' at the time.
** Snow White will [[TookALevelInBadass Take Takes A Level In Badass]] whenever the situation requires her to, while Cinderella is a through and through ActionGirl, working for Fabletown as an undercover spy whose skills would put James Bond to shame.



** The Seven Dwarfs from ''Snow White'' are told through flashbacks to have been evil and abusive, treating her like a slave in their home and taking their turns molesting/raping her. [[RapeAndRevenge Snow White eventually ends up murdering them.]]

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** The Seven Dwarfs from ''Snow White'' are told shown through flashbacks to have been evil and abusive, treating her like a slave in their home and taking their turns molesting/raping her. [[RapeAndRevenge Snow White eventually ends up murdering them.]]



* TheAgeless: The Fables and their immunity to injury seems to be based off their PopularityPower, and so, their immortality varies between them. Note that none seems to find their inability to die outside of being killed to be a BlessedWithSuck case. [[spoiler:Geppetto's wooden soldiers also seem to fall under this. The only thing that stops them from having effective CompleteImmortality is that their wood can break. Not that it stops them from trying to kill you. They also burn… just not quickly enough for it to count as a weakness in combat time.]]
* AllMythsAreTrue: But only the [[PublicDomainCharacter Public Domain]] ones that have come to Earth.

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* TheAgeless: The Fables and their immunity to injury seems to be based off related to their PopularityPower, and so, their immortality varies between them. Note that none seems to find their inability to die outside of being killed to be a BlessedWithSuck case. [[spoiler:Geppetto's wooden soldiers also seem to fall under this. The only thing that stops them from having effective CompleteImmortality is that their wood can break. Not that it stops them from trying to kill you. They also burn… just not quickly enough for it to count as a weakness in combat time.]]
* AllMythsAreTrue: But only the [[PublicDomainCharacter Public Domain]] ones that have come to Earth.



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The "Literals" embody literary concepts: Revise embodies stories changing to be more acceptable over the years, the Pathetic Fallacy is almost an anthropomorphic personification of anthropomorphic personifications, Eliza Wall is the youngest of four siblings, Dex Machina (DeusExMachina) who can do anything, but doesn't until it's completely impossible for a situation to be resolved otherwise, and [[spoiler:Kevin Thorn is the Writer: he brought all the Fables into existence in the first place]].
** A number of entities are considered "Great Powers" - embodiments of one concept or another. The North Wind is one, and he has three siblings (the other Cardinal Winds). Mr. Dark is another. On one of the more recent issues, an incarnation of Hope makes an appearance as well.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: The "Literals" embody literary concepts: Revise concepts--Revise embodies stories changing to be more acceptable over the years, the Pathetic Fallacy is almost an anthropomorphic personification of anthropomorphic personifications, personifications; Eliza Wall is the youngest of four siblings, siblings; Dex Machina (DeusExMachina) who can do anything, but doesn't until it's completely impossible for a situation to be resolved otherwise, otherwise; and [[spoiler:Kevin Thorn is the Writer: he Writer that brought all the Fables into existence in the first place]].
** A number of entities are considered "Great Powers" - embodiments of one concept or another. The North Wind is one, and he has three siblings (the other Cardinal Winds). Mr. Dark is another. On In one of the more recent issues, an incarnation of Hope makes an appearance as well.



* ArmyOfTheAges: In #150, Rose Red summons the Knights of the Endless Table – soldiers from every world, and every time and battle who have one thing in common: They all died while holding out hope.

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* ArmyOfTheAges: In #150, Rose Red summons the Knights of the Endless Table – Table, soldiers from every world, and every time and battle who battle. They have one thing in common: They common--they all died while holding out hope.
11th Jan '16 7:12:10 AM Godzilladude123
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** But then, after gaining possession of Revise's treasure belonging to their Literal family, Jack Horner lost his immortality (due to Greed caused by harboring the books, similar to the story of Fafnir) when he started aging and became a dragon destined to be slain by a hero, [[spoiler: which turned out to be his son]]. He then died during their final battle, [[spoiler: but when the Devils came to collect his soul, all of them argued to whoever can claim it. Since all of them are too proud to surrender him, they were all destined to bicker for eternity, as Jack's soul escaped them yet again.]]
** There was also a time where he managed to beat Old Nick in a poker game for his powerful {{Bag of Holding}}, which he used to trap the {{Grim Reaper}} to prevent his new girlfriend from dying in order to enjoy longer.
** Beast himself once tricked the Blue Fairy into marrying her worst archenemy Gepetto. Hell even Reynard the Fox, another archetype of tricksters, was impressed.

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** But then, after gaining possession of Revise's treasure belonging to their Literal family, When Jack Horner was suddenly turned into a dragon in the last arc, he lost his immortality (due to Greed caused by harboring the books, similar to the story of Fafnir) when he started aging and became a dragon destined to be slain by a hero, [[spoiler: which turned out to be his son]]. He then died during This effectively killed Jack Horner in their final battle, [[spoiler: but when the Devils came to collect his soul, all of them argued to whoever can claim it. Since all of them are too proud to surrender him, So they were all destined then decided to bicker for eternity, just lock him up in the ends of time as punishment, but Jack somehow managed to escape this as well by using his and gary's literary powers to create a new universe in Jack's soul escaped them yet again.own liking.]]
** There was also a one time where he managed to beat Old Nick the Devil in a poker game for his powerful game. After getting himself attracted to a dying Southern Belle, he then used the Devil's {{Bag of Holding}}, which he used Holding}} to trap the {{Grim Reaper}} to and prevent his new girlfriend from dying in order dying, so as to enjoy longer.
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** Beast himself once tricked the Blue Fairy into marrying her worst archenemy Gepetto. Hell Hell, even Reynard the Fox, another archetype of tricksters, was impressed.
14th Nov '15 11:46:52 PM Dravencour
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->'''[[TheBigBadWolf Bigby]]:''' You're lying now, because you always lie.\\
'''Jack:''' Not this time!\\

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->'''[[TheBigBadWolf Bigby]]:''' Bigby Wolf]]:''' You're lying now, because you always lie.\\
'''Jack:''' '''Jack Horner:''' Not this time!\\



'''Jack:''' Sure, he lives up on the seventh floor. So what?\\

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'''Jack:''' '''Jack Horner:''' Sure, he lives up on the seventh floor. So what?\\
8th Nov '15 3:49:02 PM FF32
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** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Hadeon the Destroyer]] and [[spoiler:Kevin Thorn]].


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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:Hadeon the Destroyer]] and [[spoiler:Kevin Thorn]].
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