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!Fabletown Fables

[[folder: Snow White]]
The former Deputy Mayor of Fabletown (a position she held for 115 years) and the one really running the place during that time. She eventually had to leave her job after giving birth in order to raise her seven children. Constant problems, and her extensive experience, however, would require her to take charge during various emergencies. Snow is married to Bigby [[spoiler:(or, rather, was until his death at the hands of Prince Brandish in the ''Snow White'' arc)]] and they have seven children.
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* ActionGirl: On occasion, like when she kills Shere Khan or takes vengeance on the Seven Dwarfs.
** ActionMom: Perhaps most visible when she recently brought back her old fencing skills in order to defeat [[spoiler:Prince Brandish, whom even Bigby fell to]].
* AdultFear: [[spoiler:Two of her children went missing without a trace, and later she learned that Darien had died.]]
* BadassFamily: Her mother was a powerful witch, her aunt was a witch queen (albeit the one that tried to kill her with a poison apple), her husband is the son of the primal northern wind and a wolf, and her seven children are prophesied to all do great (but not necessarily good) things.
* BerserkButton: Don't. Mention. [[DepravedDwarf The Dwarfs]]. ''EVER''.
* CoolSword: She gets one during the ''Happily Ever After Arc'', which she names Ice.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Responsible sibling to Rose Red's Foolish sibling.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Rose Red, in the past, though to a lesser extent than her sister. [[spoiler:The rivalry has since heated again since their reconciliation earlier in the series due to Rose's decision to give Brandish a second chance. Invoked again after that with the appearance of the gold and the black armors as of the ''Camelot'' arc.]]
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: She survives a bullet in the brain because her story is very famous.
* HappilyMarried: To Bigby.
* InTheBlood: It's revealed that the reason [[spoiler:Prince Brandish wanted to marry her in the first place was to have heirs who inherited her strong wild magic, which was apparently passed down from her mother (and which her children and Rose have also inherited).]]
* MamaBear: Oh, dear God, yes. If you try to hurt Snow's kids, you ''will'' pay for it. [[spoiler:Her recent falling out with her sister due to her sparing Brandish as mentioned above is very much related to the fact that not only did he kill her husband, he also implied that her children "needed" to eventually die as well.]]
-->'''to Gepetto:''' You were preparing to ''attack'' us. You ''threatened'' my children. Do you think I'd hesitate to throw a thousand worlds into chaos to protect my ''cubs''?
* NumberTwo: As Deputy Mayor.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: [[spoiler:Her son Darien died in issue #120 (thus fulfilling his part of the prophecy).]]
* PolarOppositeTwins: She and Rose fit this trope quite well.
* PregnantBadass: While not involved in the actual fighting, she did plan and lead the defense of Fabletown in "March of the Wooden Soldiers" while heavily pregnant.
* ProperLady: While she occasionally indulges in swearing, Snow is very prim, polite, and follows the rules of Fabletown strictly as well as she enforces them.
* RapeAndRevenge: The [[DepravedDwarf Seven Dwarfs]] did horrible, horrible things to her during her time with them, ending when she murdered them all in succession.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Well, she ''is'' Snow White.
* ScreamingBirth: Fully justified. Times ''six''.
--> "''Oh'' God! Oh ''God!'' ''Oh God!'' Put a ''gun'' to my head and shoot me ''now!'' I'll ''die'' this time, I ''promise.''...Please, please, '''please''' just make them stop coming out of me! I'll do ''anything!'' I'll give you the key to any one of Bluebeard's ''treasure rooms!'' Your choice!"
* SurprisePregnancy: Especially because, due to an enchantment, she didn't even ''remember having the sex that caused it''.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: While giving birth. She was in labor for ''forty-two hours'' before giving birth. To the first of '''six''' babies.
--> "A ''litter?'' I'm having a ''litter?"''
* TooManyBabies: As mentioned above.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Snow White dresses much more femininely than Rose in dresses, skirts, and modest attire. She's almost more tactful and romantic in comparison to her wilder, outspoken sister.
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[[folder: Bigby Wolf (The Big Bad Wolf)]]

The former Sheriff of Fabletown since its inception, he eventually left his job when he couldn't cope with being separated from Snow White. Eventually a loophole in the Fabletown rules reunites him with his love, the two then getting married and settling down to raise their seven kids (or cubs). Well, when there aren't any dire emergencies affecting Fabletown, that is. [[spoiler:He was killed by Prince Brandish during the ''Snow White'' arc, and brought back to life under the control of Leigh Duglas in the ''Camelot'' arc.]]
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* TheAtoner: He has worked for centuries to make up for all those thousands of people that he ate alive for sport. Subverted in that he feels no actual guilt for his actions, and is mostly [[HazyFeelTurn just adapting to his new situation]] as a father and a leader in a civilized community. He initially decided to change his ways just to be close to Snow White, upon whom he had "imprinted".
* AuthorAvatar: Willingham has a tendency to let Bigby expound on his own personal views, whether they are about the [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys awfulness]] of {{UsefulNotes/France}} or otherwise, and has stated in an interview that as a Republican, he identifies with Snow and Bigby.
* {{Badass}}: Combining the already fantastic endurance of all Fables with the enhanced regeneration of a werewolf, and the ability to turn into an elephant-sized wolf at will - including intermediary forms, ''and'' limited weather control inherited from his father. And all that on top of centuries of sheer hunting and combat experience, sometimes against whole armies at a time. Bigby is easily considered the most dangerous Fable in Fabletown, Frau Totenkinder not included.
** BadassBoast: ''"And I was still just a growing '''pup''' [[Literature/ThreeLittlePigs back then.]] I doubt even a brick house could survive now."''
** BadassInDistress: In ''Storybook Love'', he's temporarily weakened by Goldilocks filling him with bullets and preparing to [[KillItWithFire burn him]], but is saved by Snow White axing Goldilock's head.
* TheBigBadWolf: The very same, except that now he's only one part-time due to becoming a werewolf.
* BlowYouAway: He is the wolf from "The Three Little Pigs", meaning he can blow gale-force winds. He inherited this ability from his father, The North Wind. In addition, he can command "local winds" to always stay downwind of his enemies, letting him track them easily and confusing them if they rely on scent themselves. He could also hold his breath for at least three days when he was a pup - with a belly full of stones.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Bigby was raised and lived as a pure wolf for centuries before conforming to civilization, and has a rather interesting sense of right and wrong. He cares nothing for morality outside of keeping one's "pack" and "territory" safe, and judges weakness, incompetence, irresponsibility and disloyalty far more harshly than malevolence. This includes, either killing someone for not being able to keep their followers in check, or as he said "unforgivable weakness".
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:After being brought back from the dead under the control of Leigh Duglas. He has since killed several of his once-friends and allies, including Beast.]]
* CameBackWrong: [[spoiler:As of the ''Camelot'' arc, seeming to have lost most of his memories of his former life, but retaining his more destructive powers, and essentially brainwashed for easy control (firstly by Leigh Duglas and more recently by Rose Red).]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: According to him, the most efficient way to end any cycle of violence is to return all attacks ten times as hard, making the enemy so afraid of your counterattacks that they stop bothering you altogether. This explicitly includes Israel's bombings of civilians, on the grounds that between certain death and collateral damage, the natural thing to do is fight with everything you have regardless of the costs.
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Unwillingly, to Leigh Douglas/the new Ms. Dark (as mentioned above) due to her stealing a part of the glass statue he was turned into, preventing all attempts for a proper resurrection and causing him to [[CameBackWrong come back quite different from what he was before]].]]
* {{Dracula}}: When he first crossed into the Mundie world, Bigby befriended a certain Carpathian count who exploited the wolf's [[IAmAHumanitarian appetite]] for notoriety.
* DysfunctionJunction: His family: his father left them, his mother died of heartbreak, and his brothers spurned their mother's memory to get at their father's powers, losing themselves in the process. For all that, though, he is a good and devoted father and husband himself.
* HappilyMarried: To Snow White. [[spoiler:Until his death at the hands of Brandish during the ''Snow White'' arc, that is.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: In his backstory. Overlaps a little with HazyFeelTurn, as his motivation for changing sides was not so much a change of heart as a change of priorities.
* HopelessWithTech: A self-confessed Luddite. He's never even learned how to drive.
* {{Irony}}: His severe punisment in ''Literature/LittleRedRidingHood'' did nothing but convince him that humans would be his ''only'' prey from then on.
* KarmaHoudini: He hunted and ate thousands of people for sport, but the Fabletown amnesty absolved him of all past crimes. That said, he is far from EasilyForgiven, and the animal fables not wanting anything to do with him complicates matters on a regular basis. He goes to a heaven-ish place after dying, rather than face full karmic punishment for his crimes. On the other hand, Boy Blue said that Bigby received special treatment due to his relationship with the two North Winds. Bigby himself doesn't care much either way, as long as his past doesn't keep him from being with the people he loves, and feels no personal remorse for his actions.
* LiterallyShatteredLives: [[spoiler:Turned into a glass statue and shattered to pieces by Prince Brandish.]]
** NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:It is later revealed that his connections to the North Wind, both past (his father) and present (his daughter), give him a certain leniency when it comes to death. It is also foretold that he will outlive all of his children, but only after he has died seven times, so it is a safe bet that he will be back eventually. And, as of the ''Camelot'' arc, he has, though [[CameBackWrong not quite as he used to be]]...]]
* [[LoveAtFirstSight LoveAtFirstScent]]: For Snow.
* NobleWolf: His sense of morality revolves around protecting his pack and territory.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: He's a massive wolf transformed into a human, and he can both partially and fully transform back into his true form.
* PapaWolf: Literally, and taken to the logical extreme. His entire "morality" is centered around pack and territory, and protecting his mate and "cubs" in ways that would cross into ProtagonistCenteredMorality and/or MoralMyopia if he cared a bit about the philosophy rather than just following his instincts and protecting his family at all costs.
* PermaStubble: Because of his wolfish nature. During one story set during WWII, he has to be clean shaven to infiltrate a Nazi outpost, and even though he shaves right before going in, the stubble is back only about 30 minutes later. The trope is also very literal - his facial hair never gets further than stubble, no matter how long he leaves it.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero and/or PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: He has outstanding family values. Otherwise, though...
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: While nothing really ''can'' redeem you for untold thousands of killings, Bigby has genuinely worked his ass off to protect Fabletown for centuries, earning the forgiveness of most of the loyal fables. Whether this makes him a socially realistic example of a HeelFaceTurn or a KarmaHoudini is up for debate. Besides keeping his family happy with him though, Bigby himself doesn't care where he stands on any moral scale.
* PunnyName: Bigby Wolf. Big '''B'''ad Wolf.
* SmokingIsCool: His powerful senses get overwhelmed by everything that goes on in the city, so he smokes to block most of it out. When he's out of the city or specifically needs his nose, though, such as when examining a crime scene, he ditches the cigarettes without a second thought.
* SocialDarwinist: In "Werewolves of the Heartland" he states that he is fine with the werewolves attacking, hunting, and eating humans as long as they do so openly. His problem is the cowardly, half-assed way they go about it. Pinocchio's prediction of how the war would unfold should the Emperor attack Earth with magical plagues, i.e.: biological weapons, also involves Bigby leading mundy soldiers in ruthlessly conquering and subjugating the far less advanced Homelands for themselves.
* StalkerWithACrush: Played with: Snow White is his soulmate, meaning he can't elude her scent, no matter what: he ''always'' knows where she is and how she's feeling at any given moment. However he doesn't act as a stalker, respects her boundaries and is not particularly happy about the whole thing until she eventually reciprocates. He actually restrains himself for several centuries before acting on the feelings at all, besides leaving his old ways behind to be in her proximity.
* TokenEvilTeammate: While no fable aside from Flycatcher has a clear conscience by the time they sign the Fabletown Amnesty and cynicism is a strong theme throughout the comics, Bigby has personally and unrepentantly murdered many times more people than all the other protagonist fables in the story put together. And his HeelFaceTurn is entirely a matter of new priorities, rather than guilt or remorse.
* UnscrupulousHero: What Bigby is ''at best'' - at worst, he's a NobleDemon with strong tribal values.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can change between human and wolf form at will. It's stated that he was born with the ability to change into any shape imaginable but refused to be anything but a wolf out of spite for his father until [[ShapeshifterModLock the ability withered and he was stuck]]. After leaving the Homelands, he becomes a werewolf - so as to be able to assume a human appearance - in order to be with Snow White. This also gave him an "in-between" form, the traditional Hollywood-style humanoid wolf-man.
* WillfullyWeak: He drinks and smokes a lot to dull his senses and keep from going completely insane while living in the city, otherwise he'd be able to smell and hear everything from miles around, and potentially revert to his bloodthirsty nature.
* WolfMan: He can partially transform into a wolf-man style werewolf.
* YouCantFightFate: Played with. He managed to exchange his fate with another one's.
** [[spoiler:Though it's probably played straight with his ''new'' fate, as the "come back from the dead seven times total" ''and'' "outlive all his children" parts seem well on his way to being played out in full.]]
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[[folder: Cinderella]]
Officially a simple shoe store owner, she's actually one of the top secret agents of Fabletown.
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* ActionGirl
* AllWomenLoveShoes: As a part of her cover.
* BadassAdorable
* CuteBruiser
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: In her missions.
* MayDecemberRomance: Pretended to have one with Ichabod Crane. (At least, appearance-wise. Given that they're both ReallySevenHundredYearsOld...)
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: After acquiring the silver slippers from PsychoForHire Dorothy Gale she can look like anybody she feels like, which should be very useful for her profession.
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[[folder: Rose Red]]
Snow White's wilder younger sister who has a troubled relationship with her older sibling. She's the leader of Fabletown's farm.
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Especially Jack.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from the original wild child to capable leader of the Farm.
* CollateralAngst: After [[spoiler:Boy Blue dies.]]
* [[CoolUncle Cool Aunt]]: To the Cubs. [[spoiler:Until the ''Happily Ever After'' arc.]]
* CoolSword: She gets one during the ''Happily Ever After Arc'', which she names Thorn.
* FieryRedhead: She's mellowed out quite a bit, but she'll still sass you and threaten to kill your progenitor if you get in her way.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Foolish sibling to Snow White's Responsible. Though she's become an efficient leader of the Farm, and was usually more rebellious than foolish.
* HeroicBSOD: When [[spoiler:Boy Blue dies]], Rose is devastated and spends weeks secluded in her house, not even bothering to get out of bed. She finally snaps out of it just in time to prevent being deposed as leader of The Farm.
* HopeBringer: The personification of Hope eventually chooses her to be one of her paladins. Considering her troubled past, Rose decides to become a person that creates hope by offering second chances.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: With Snow White, in the past. [[spoiler:And again as of the ''Camelot'' arc due to her decision to give Prince Brandish a second chance and a role in her new Camelot. Later invoked in the ''Happily Ever After'' arc with the appearance of the gold and black armors.]]
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Snow.
* ReallyGetsAround: Jack, Bluebeard, Sinbad, Lancelot - are just her most recent partners.
* SpiritedYoungLady: "The original wild child", as her sister describes her.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Rose sports a short hairdo, drinks, cusses like a sailor, wears boots and jeans while Snow prefers skirts and heels.
* TookALevelInJerkass: By Rose and Snow's backstory, Rose began acting like a bitch after she spent years depressed over Snow's supposed death. When their mother revealed Snow was still alive, Rose became bitter and hostile towards her sister for supposedly abandoning her. She also claimed she couldn't stand the fact that she'd been forgotten by so many people, whereas everyone remembered Snow and continued to rewrite and republish her ordeal with her stepmother, the dwarves, and Prince Charming.
** TookALevelInKindness: Starting with ''Animal Farm'' the relationship between Rose and Snow began to heal, and the two were more or less back on good terms by the time of Snow's wedding.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: With Boy Blue.
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[[folder: Prince Charming]]
Ex-husband to (in chronological order) Snow White, Briar Rose, and Cinderella. He successfully managed to grab the position of Mayor from Old King Cole.
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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In Fairest #15.]]
* BiTheWay: [[spoiler:He mentions in "The Return of the Maharaja" that he has loved men before, and seems to be quite open to the idea of homosexuality.]]
* TheCasanova
* TheChainsOfCommanding: After becoming Mayor.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Begins as a selfish womanizer, ends up making a HeroicSacrifice to save Fabletown and win the war.
** CharacterDevelopment: "The Return of the Maharaja". You'd be ''very'' surprised to see ''this'' is the same person from early on.
* CharmPerson: The source of his success with women. Unfortunately for him, it doesn't last all that long.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DidntThinkThisThrough: Probably Charming's worst trait. Star example? His main platform for his run as Mayor was free Glamours for non-Humanoid Fables, but didn't check with Frau Totenkinder if that was even possible. Turns out it isn't. Oops.
* DisneyDeath: His body wasn't actually found.
* HeroicSacrifice
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MasterSwordsman: Kills Bluebeard in the duel. Also gave fencing lessons to Snow White when they were married.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Which, of course, leads to the mentioned above.
* PrinceCharming: (Well, duh.) A notable deconstruction of this trope.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
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[[folder: Boy Blue]]
A clerk of Fabletown.
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* HeartbrokenBadass: After what happened with Red Riding Hood.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: He played an integral role in keeping Fabletown running smoothly. When he runs off to fight the Empire, Charming's administration quickly realizes just how much he's needed.
* QuitYourWhining: Tells off Charming for the mess he's made since becoming Mayor, since the whole thing was basically an ego trip, and Blue's got real problems to sort out right now.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]]: He started out as this with Pinocchio and Flycatcher.
* TookALevelInBadass[=/=]LetsGetDangerous: He singlehandedly invades the Empire, throws the entire territory into chaos when he kills several high ranking officials including the Emperor himself, rescues Red Riding Hood, meets the Adversary in person, and still manages to return home alive.
* UnwantedFalseFaith: He just wanted to be a regular guy but ended up getting a religion based around him after his exploits listed above.
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[[folder: King Cole]]
Fabletown's long serving mayor.
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* CoolOldGuy: This is how you negotiate with Arabian fables, Charming.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Not so much 'embarrassing', but hardly anyone knows it. It's Rober.
* TheGoodKing
* KingOfTown: Subverted. He and Snow project this image, but it turns out King Cole is a skilled negotiator and diplomat, who is very capable of smoothing out ruffled feathers. In Arabic.
* ModestRoyalty
* NiceGuy: Is always polite and kind.
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[[folder: Pinocchio]]
Boy Blue's roommate who looks like a child.
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* CantGrowUp: The [[TheFairFolk Blue Fairy]] made him a [[ExactWords real boy]], but didn't give him the ability to become an adult.
* LukeIAmYourFather: His father Geppetto is the Adversary.
* LoopholeAbuse: When he is brought back from the dead Geppetto puts him under a loyalty spell like his other "children". This spell forces him to act in his father's "best interest"--but Pinocchio believes that Geppetto surrendering to Fabletown IS in his father's best interest on the basis of his questionable sanity.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]]: He started out as this with Boy Blue and Flycatcher.
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[[folder: Flycatcher]]
The Frog Prince and Fabletown's janitor.
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* AlmightyJanitor: He ends up becoming a almost literal example.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: In Haven, his relationship with [[spoiler:Red Riding Hood]] goes this way. Everyone in the kingdom can see that they're falling in love, but Ambrose resists his feelings for quite some time due to his continued guilt over the deaths of his wife and children.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:In ''The Last Flycatcher Story'' included in issue #141, it's revealed he and Red Riding Hood eventually get married and have four children together.]]
* BadassPacifist: [[spoiler:Defeats many, ''many'' of Geppetto's armies without spilling a single drop of blood, ''all by himself''.]]
* BeardOfSorrow: During his HeroicBSOD.
** BeautifulAllAlong: After his makeover in ''The Good Prince''.
* BigGood: After creating his own kingdom in Haven.
* ForcedToWatch: When the adversary's soldiers barged into his home, he accidentally changed into a frog and could only hide and watch while every single one of his family members were killed (with his wife and eldest daughter being raped beforehand).
* TheChosenOne: In ''The Good Prince''.
* HappilyMarried: To his long-dead first wife. [[spoiler:And much later to Red Riding Hood as reveled in ''The Last Flycatcher Story''.]]
* HeroicBSOD: After remembering what happened to his family.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The ONLY Fable who had no crimes or misdeeds to confess when he signed the Fabletown Compact.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: He transforms into a frog if he's thoroughly startled or scared, and can only be brought back by a TrueLovesKiss each time. Following his story arc in ''The Good Prince'' however, he starts working on controlling it.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: His friends sometimes forget that his real name is Ambrose.
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Those Three Guys]]: He started out as this with Pinocchio and Boy Blue.
* TookALevelInBadass: He creates an UndefeatableLittleVillage against TheEmpire.
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[[folder: Bluebeard]]
A wealthy citizen of Fabletown who escaped the Homelands with all his wealth intact. He is the main contributor to the Fabletown government. He claims to have forsaken his evil ways.
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* AristocratsAreEvil
* BaldOfEvil
* BeardOfEvil
* BiggerOnTheInside: His apartment is this due to some very expensive spells placed on it.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: By Prince Charming for attempting to kill Snow and Bigby.
* KilledOffForReal
* MasterSwordsman: He is very skilled with a sword, though ultimately not enough to save himself from Prince Charming.
* SmugSnake
* WickedCultured
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[[folder: Goldilocks]]
Although human, Goldilocks lived on the Farm, where she conspired with the Three Little Pigs and numerous other residents to overthrow the Fabletown government.
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* BlondesAreEvil
* ButYouScrewOneGoat: Is apparently sleeping with Baby Bear as a political statement, and expresses interest in Bluebeard's goblin manservant.
* ColdSniper: Nearly kills Snow White.
* DarkMistress: Briefly, to Bluebeard.
* DirtyCommunists
* KickTheDog: Her murder of Colin.
* HypocrisyNod: Flat out admits to the Pigs that she doesn't care for the farm, or even believe in her communist spiel or the cause to retake the Old Lands. She just wants to rule Fable Town.
* ReallyGetsAround: Bluebeard, Jack, ''Baby Bear'', among who knows how many other animals...
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized
* StrawCharacter: The author, being extremely rightwing, and favouring militant social-Darwinists such as Bigby, lets her represent a completely over the top satire of what he dislikes about feminists, social liberals, socialists, hippies, and other less right-leaning types of people.
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[[folder: Mrs. Sprat [=/=] Leigh Duglas]]
The wife of one Jack Sprat, the obese and unpleasant Mrs. Sprat was originally head nurse at the Knights of Malta hospital in Fabletown. She has since joined Mr. Dark's side, who has offered to make her beautiful, get revenge on all the other "pretty" Fables, and find her a prince to be her true love.
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* AscendedExtra: Before she was just the head nurse at Knights of Malta hospital and regarded as quite unpleasant. As of issue #100, she's joined Mr. Dark's side, and since that time [[spoiler:she has slimmed down and has trained to invoke a few nasty surprises on her old "friends"]].
* BattleaxeNurse: This was her entire character before issue #100.
* FatGirl: Not anymore.
** FromNobodyToNightmare
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: She says the only reason she became a nurse was so she could have a chance at getting any of the more beautiful Fables completely at her mercy.
* MeaningfulRename: Her maiden name, Leigh Duglas, translates to "stranger from the dark meadow" or "dark stranger from the meadow."
* PerpetualFrowner: Pre-issue #100, not so much afterwards.
* [[ThatManIsDead That Woman Is Dead]]: She states that "Sprat" is from a dead past, and goes back to using her maiden name.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: When the other Fables return to Fabletown, [[spoiler:Leigh and her fencing instructor made it look like Mr. Dark was keeping them prisoner all this time to gain their trust]].
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[[folder: The Cubs]]
The children of Snow White and Bigby (Ambrose, Blossom, Conner, Darien, Therese, Winter and Ghost), conceived under the influence of an enchantment cast by Frau Totenkinder, and born during the ''The Mean Seasons'' arc.

Tropes applying to all of them:
* BadassAdorable: Comes with being part of a BadassFamily.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Applied to all of them [[spoiler:until the events foretold by the prophecy started playing out]].
* CuteBruiser: Any of them in a fight.
* InTheBlood: They're all highly magical individuals, something they get from both sides of the family.
** LineageComesFromTheFather: Averted - it is specifically stated their magical nature comes from ''both'' parents.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings / RuleOfSeven / TooManyBabies: Seven of them, resulting from one single pregnancy.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent / VoluntaryShapeshifting: They're shapeshifters, but usually only seen in human or wolf form (or an in-between form, like the one they had at birth and kept until they could shapeshift properly).
** ShapeshifterDefaultForm: They look human most of the time.
* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime: There was eventually revealed to be a prophecy concerning their fates:
--> The first child will be a king,\\
The second child a pauper.\\
The third will do an evil thing,\\
The fourth will die to stop her.\\
The fifth will be a hero bold,\\
The sixth will judge the rest.\\
The seventh lives to ages old,\\
And is by Heaven blessed.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ambrose]]
Named after Flycatcher/King Ambrose. He's rather fearful and anxious when compared to most of his siblings, but also quite clever. He was the first one to learn of the prophecy, which was told to him by Ozma. In the ''Snow White'' arc. [[spoiler:Which is narrated by his future self, he is revealed to be the sixth child mentioned in the prophecy, "judging the rest" by telling their stories.]]
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* {{Adorkable}}: Just look at him.
* ApologisesALot: This happens in almost every scene he's in.
* {{Bookworm}}: Said to do best in school among all of the Cubs, and frequently seen with a book nearby.
* CowardlyLion: He might be afraid of many things, but he's far from being a DirtyCoward.
* GeekPhysiques: Quite chubby in comparison to all of his siblings, and noted to love reading and learning new things.
* HappyFlashback: He has a brief one in the ''Inherit the Wind'' arc [[spoiler:in his late grandfather's library, picturing one of the times his grandfather was reading a story to him and his siblings]].
* HappilyMarried: A flashforward shows that he eventually marries the Green Lady, a.k.a. The Lady of The Lake, a.k.a. the one who changed Bigby's destiny.
* TheStoryteller: [[spoiler:Becomes this in the future, as was foretold by the prophecy.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Blossom]]
(Sort of) named after her aunt Rose Red due to the red fur she had at birth. She's frequently seen playing with small animals or surrounded by them, and seems to be quite attuned to nature. Her part of the prophecy is unknown and has yet to play out.
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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Along with her sisters. She's the redhead in this trio.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: As said above, she's constantly seen surrounded by animals such as butterflies and forest creatures, and even manifested a wish to adopt the witch Maddy (who has the form of a black cat) once.
* NatureLover: Implied to be this (during the testing to choose the new North Wind, she flew until she found a place "where it was still springtime enough for flowers).
* PrincessClassic: Has shades of this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Conner]]
Conner is similar to Darien in terms of personality, though he was always less dominant. He's revealed to be fairly insecure about his own skills during the ''Inherit the Wind'' arc, believing that Darien would always do better no matter what. Like Blossom, his part of the prophecy hasn't come to pass yet.
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* AgeAppropriateAngst: When the family gets the news of [[spoiler:Darien's sacrifice]], he's the one who seems to take it the hardest out of all the siblings, visibly crying while being comforted by Blossom.
* MeaningfulName: Conner is a variant of Conor, which has "wolf lover" as one of its possible meanings. Quite apt for someone who frequently shapeshifts into wolf form.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: We don't really know where he stands in birth order, but he does have shades of this, particularly noticeable during and after the ''Inherit the Wind'' arc.
* NumberTwo: He served as this to Darien during most of their childhood.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: His feelings concerning Darien - he states nothing that he does will ever be good enough in comparison.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Darien]]
Usually called "Dare". The most similar to his father in looks and personality, wild and adventurous, he assumed the "leader of the pack" role from early on. In the ''Cubs in Toyland'' arc, [[spoiler:he goes on a mission to rescue his sister Therese, who is stranded in the land of Discardia in the verge of starving to death. He is then revealed to be the fourth child in the prophecy, sacrificing his life so that Therese can survive and eventually redeem herself.]]
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* AgeAppropriateAngst: In the ''Cubs in Toyland'' arc, very justified [[spoiler:as he's only a child and is understandably afraid to die]].
* BigBrotherBully: Considers himself to be this, telling Conner he failed them as a leader and didn't protect them as he should have.
* BigBrotherInstinct: What Bigby was trying to encourage him to have as leader of the pack. However, Dare himself considers himself to have failed in this respect [[spoiler:up until his decision to rescue Therese and subsequent heroic death]].
* HeroicBSOD: Right after [[spoiler:learning that his death is the only way to save Therese.]]
--> '''Darien:''' [[spoiler:I don't want to die. Please! Not yet. [[TearJerker I'm still a little kid]].]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sacrifices himself so that Therese will not starve to death (and leading to her subsequent quest for redemption).]]
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted, he kills himself to save Therese at age nine.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: He feels this way towards [[spoiler:Therese's disappearance]] in ''Cubs in Toyland'', thinking that it wouldn't have happened had he been a better leader and protector.
* SoProudOfYou: How he wanted his father to feel about him. [[spoiler:This was likely the ultimate result of their conversation in the afterlife in issue #134.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To Bigby, even Lampshaded at one point.
* TeamDad: What Bigby encouraged him to become via his role as "leader of the pack".
* TearsOfFear: In the ''Cubs in Toyland'' arc, when [[spoiler:realizing the only way out is to sacrifice himself, and wondering if it will hurt]].
* WildChild: Shown to be this since quite early on.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Therese]]
Traditionally feminine and somewhat vain, fond of dressing up and playing with her numerous toys. Receiving a toy boat as a mysterious Christmas gift leads to [[spoiler:her becoming Queen of Discardia]] during the ''Cubs in Toyland'' arc. [[spoiler:However, she soon realizes she is stranded there with no source of food, causing her to order the death of Lord Mountbatten and eat his raw flesh out of extreme hunger and despair. (This marked her as the third child in the prophecy, who would "do an evil thing".) After Dare sacrifices himself, she is extremely remorseful and falls into a long period of depression. When she recovers, she and her subjects goes on a quest to atone for their crimes. More recently, she returns to her old house to inform her mother and siblings of Darien's fate.]]
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* AChildShallLeadThem: Taken to [[spoiler:Discardia]] to become [[spoiler:the new queen of the land]] at age nine.
* TheAtoner: Becomes this after [[spoiler:ordering Mountbatten's murder and learning of Darien's sacrifice. She and her subjects (the toys of Discardia who had originally caused the deaths of the children who owned them) then go on a quest for redemption, saving the lives of hundreds of children to make up for the ones they took.]]
--> '''Therese:''' [[spoiler:We have to earn our way back. One hundred is the price. One hundred lives for each one that we took. That seems fair.]]
* BadassLongRobe: Wears this after her [[spoiler:DespairEventHorizon and PlotRelevantAgeUp]] mentioned below.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Displays these when [[spoiler:ordering Mountbatten's death and eating his flesh]].
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Along with her sisters, being the blonde in the trio.
* BreakTheHaughty: The ultimate result of [[spoiler:her ordeal in Discardia, especially after Darien sacrifices himself]].
* CoolBigSis: Has shades of this after [[spoiler:the passage of time in Discardia leads to her becoming an adult, while her siblings left at home are still children (despite all having been born at the same time)]].
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:Darien's sacrifice]] is this to her.
--> '''Therese:''' [[spoiler:You're all very bad toys. And with me you got the queen you deserved. I was vain and spoiled and basically wicked. And then I became a killer, just like you. Murderers don't get forgiven just because we promise to be good from now on.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Darien's sacrifice.]]
* HairDecorations / LongHairIsFeminine: She had long blonde hair and usually wore flowers or bows on it (pre-''Cubs in Toyland'').
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Her reaction to [[spoiler:Lord Mountbatten's murder and Darien's sacrifice upon learning of the latter]].
** TearsOfRemorse: Follows the above.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Used to dress in pink, flowery, long dresses before the ''Cubs in Toyland'' arc.
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: As an effect of [[spoiler:time passing differently in Discardia]]. When she returns home to [[spoiler:inform her family of Darien's death, years have passed for her, but only weeks or months for them]].
* RedemptionQuest: At the end of the ''Cubs in Toyland'' arc, [[spoiler:she and her subjects set out to save one hundred lives for each of the deaths they were responsible for]].
* SanitySlippage: After realizing she is [[spoiler:trapped on Discardia with no source of food, her mental state slowly deteriorates, culminating in Mountbatten's murder]].
* SpoiledBrat: Before ''Cubs in Toyland'', even Lampshaded by herself.
* TookALevelInCynic: After the events in ''Cubs in Toyland'' as mentioned above.
* TroubledFetalPosition: Following her [[spoiler:discovery of Darien's sacrifice]].
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: [[spoiler:Her murder of Lord Mountbatten, even if she was weakened and driven half-insane by desperation and hunger at the time.]]
* VanityIsFeminine: Was said to enjoy frequent compliments, and is implied to have been this even by herself.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: After arriving to [[spoiler:Discardia, Therese learned there was no way to leave. Eventually subverted in that she ultimately left for the RedemptionQuest mentioned above, but has mentioned she belongs there and will have to return eventually]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Winter]]
A shy girl who is frequently seen sucking her thumb and carrying a stuffed animal around. According to her brother Darien, she is the runt of the litter. [[spoiler:Following the death of their grandfather, she is eventually chosen as his successor during the ''Inherit the Wind'' arc, thus becoming the new North Wind (and fulfilling the first line in the prophecy).]]
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* AChildShallLeadThem: Becomes [[spoiler:the new North Wind]] at age eight or so.
* AlliterativeName: Winter Wolf.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of the [[spoiler:North Wind.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Along with her sisters, being the brunette of the trio.
* BlowYouAway: Displays these powers after [[spoiler:becoming the new North Wind]].
* {{Bookworm}}: Acts excited at the idea of something being "just like school" during the ''Inherit the Wind'' arc, mentioning she "loves school" and is the one who does best academically after Ambrose.
* CreepyChild: Shown to have become this as of the ''Camelot'' arc, [[spoiler:due to the dissonance of being both a ten-year-old child and an elemental power with millenia of wisdom and experience behind her]].
* DeadGuyJunior Dead Gal Junior: Named after Bigby's long-dead mother.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: In the ''Cubs in Toyland'' arc, she tells her father about the dreams she's had (that she somehow ''knows'' will eventually become true) about [[spoiler:her [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen cold, unforgiving future self]], that controls others through fear]]. Sure enough, by the ''Camelot'' arc [[spoiler:she has become somewhat more ruthless and is seen shapeshifting into this older self]].
* GirlishPigtails: Her hairstyle of choice.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Frequently seen carrying stuffed animals with her.
* KneelBeforeFrodo: Occurs when she is [[spoiler:chosen as the new North Wind]].
* MeaningfulName: Winter ends up [[spoiler:succeeding her grandfather as the North Wind]].
* PhysicalGod: Comes with being [[spoiler:a powerful AnthropomorphicPersonification]] as mentioned above.
* SheIsTheKing: [[spoiler:One of the titles of the North Wind is "King of the North", which is said to be gender-neutral (or close enough).]]
* ShrinkingViolet / TheQuietOne: She's shown to be a very shy girl.
** BewareTheQuietOnes: Applies to her after [[spoiler:becoming the new North Wind, with all the powers such entails]].
* TookALevelInBadass: After being [[spoiler:chosen as the new North Wind.]]
* OlderAlterEgo: [[spoiler:The cold, stern, white-haired persona she shapeshifts into to intimidate the other Cardinal Winds into submission in the ''Camelot'' arc.]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: The consequence of [[spoiler:taking over as the new North Wind, which can be quite unsettling to others]].
--> '''The Snow Queen:''' [[spoiler:What an odd thing you are. A little girl in aspect, and sometimes you do talk like a child. Then, at other times you talk like one weighed down by the heavy wisdom of centuries. Which is the true you, I wonder?]]
--> '''Winter:''' [[spoiler:Both. ''All''. I contain multitudes.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ghost]]
The seventh of the Cubs. Snow was originally unaware of his existence due to him being a zephyr (an invisible being with no physical body, made of air, which does not need to eat and feeds only on air from people's lungs). She eventually realized that [[spoiler:the recent murders at Fabletown and the Farm had been caused by Ghost, who had not been aware that consuming the air from others' lungs would kill them]]. Ghost was then sent away (to prevent him from being killed by his grandfather, the North Wind, who had once vowed to kill all zephyrs) and lived with his father until his parents' reunion and marriage. He was officially introduced to his siblings on their 5th birthday. [[spoiler:The North Wind eventually learned of his existence during the Mr. Dark arc, and eventually chose to kill himself along with Mr. Dark so that he would neither break his oath or irreparably break his bond with his son and grandchildren by killing Ghost.]] His part of the prophecy has yet to occur as well.
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* AccidentalMurder: Of several [[spoiler:Fables at both Fabletown and the Farm (including Mr. Web, Leigh Duglas/Nurse Sprat's husband Jack Sprat and Mary's Little Lamb)]], due to his inability to [[spoiler:feed on the air from their lungs in a non-lethal way]].
* BlowYouAway: As a wind, he has this power.
* EnfantTerrible: Might come across at this at first, though [[spoiler:his murders were accidental, as he was just a very young child trying to feed himself while searching for his mother]].
* {{Intangibility}} / {{Invisibility}}: Comes with being made of air and having no physical body.
* YoungestChildWins: He has always been the "odd one out" and referred to as the seventh child. If this matches the prophecy, his eventual fate will be much better than his siblings'.
[[/folder]]


!The Thirteenth Floor Fables

[[folder: The Great Fairy Witch]]
The former leader of the Thirteenth Floor Group, prior to Frau Totenkinder's ascension. As of the present, she's disconnected and quite probably permanently insane, due to the years of stress associated with Fabletown's early days. It's implied quite heavily that Totenkinder did this intentionally in order to take over.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Frau Totenkinder [=/=] Bellflower]]
The witch who once tried to eat Literature/HanselAndGretel, as well as being many of the unnamed witches in folklore. As of the start of the series, the leader of the Thirteenth Floor Group, the resident coven of Fabletown mages. Quite possibly the most powerful mage in history by this point, after centuries of slow, careful hoarding of power in preparation for a showdown with the Adversary.
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* TheAce: Many of her fellow fables in exile may be great and powerful heroes and villains of legend, but she outshines them all by far.
* AncestralWeapon: Hey, you know how Frau Totenkinder is always sitting in her rocking chair, knitting something with a bag that has skeins of wool in it? Well, the chair is actually the stone she performed her sacrifices on, the bag is her shamanic talisman, and the needles are her ritual daggers, all shapeshifted to innocuous form.
* BadassBoast: During the ''March of The Wooden Soldiers'' arc.
-->"I was ''always'' stronger than you thought. Killed a ''dozen'' times, but it never took. Even burned to ashes in my own ''oven'', I came back, after a good while. How's ''that'' for a frail old biddy, eh? Now you hush and let me finish my knitting. Time to stop struggling and let the deep darkness take you. Your stories are all '''done''', [[spoiler:Baba Yaga]]."
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: She's on the good guys' side because Snow White and Rose Red saved her life, and she also seems to genuinely like Beauty and Beast, to the point of making Beauty's day by telling her that she ''will'' eventually have a baby.
* BilingualBonus[=/=]MeaningfulName: Her name is German for "Dead Children". It's both a reference to the source of her powers (guess where they [[BloodMagic come]] [[WouldHurtAChild from]]?) and to the fact that the very first child she sacrificed was her own son.
* EvilOldFolks
* EvilSorceress: She was basically every nameless witch in every fairy tale you've read, and quite a few Fabletown fables still bear very powerful curses of her design. The curses on Rapunzel and the Beast are her work, for starters, though it's not clear if the subjects of the curse are aware that Totenkinder is the same woman.
* HiddenBadass: Initially we just know her as the woman who probably tried to kill Hansel and Gretel once upon a time. Eventually we learn that she's a woman who's been alive for thousands of years. During that time, she honed and grew her skills in magic to the point where she can challenge but not win a fight against one of the Great Powers in the Fables universe. [[spoiler:She had to spend all of her centuries of accumulated power to do so however, and is left at a more or less "normal" level of magical power afterwards.]]
* KarmaHoudini: She has done so many utterly horrible things to innocent, or not so innocent, people, children, babies, etcetera, and never received anywhere near the same permanent fate in return. In fact, after she defeats Mr. Dark, her next action is to head off to parts unknown with her new lover, so she can have the happy married life she never did.
** Though said new husband [[spoiler: eventually dies in ''Fairest In All the Land'' with no chance of being brought back]].
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: A foreign language example as mentioned above.
* NeverMessWithGranny See above. Just don't mess with her...
* OffingTheOffspring: Part of her backstory, as mentioned above and below.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Odd thing is, she willingly gave up her looks because she didn't much care for the physical desires that came with youth, and was always able to regain them whenever she wanted to.
* RetiredMonster: While no longer actively evil and on the side of the protagonists, it is stated that she has little remorse for the many, many evil things she has done. The only thing she seems to regret is the murder of her child. It is also heavily implied that she covertly drove the original, much nicer, leader of the coven insane to become the leader herself after the amnesty.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Even nastier than Bigby, and also doesn't feel sorry in the slightest for all the horrible things she has done.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: She can change from old to young, or twist her appearance into that of a monster, etc.
* WomanScorned: She was originally the shaman of her tribe and was in a relationship with the chief's son. When he married another woman for the sake of a truce with another tribe, he had her banished because she was pregnant with his son (wanting to get rid of her, he accused her of having had dealings with demons, which had supposedly resulted in the child's conception). She then killed her baby as soon as he was born so she could enact her revenge on her former tribe (completely wiping it out) and has been killing children to use magic ever since.
* WouldHurtAChild: She began her experiments with blood magic by sacrificing her own son, and has at the very least sacrificed thousands (or possibly millions) of children to demons to retain her youth and power.
** According the ''TheUnwritten'' crossover, she is fully willing to sacrifice every child on the planet.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ozma]]
The former queen of Oz, and the most ambitious member of the Thirteenth Floor Gang. Becomes their leader after Frau Totenkinder retires.
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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:After underestimating the resurrected and mind-controlled Bigby in issue #144.]]
* NotSoAboveItAll: Has a cold, calculating personality in some respects, but finds herself drawn, at least temporarily, into going along with Pinocchio's ridiculous "Super Team" plot.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Like all of the Fables, but Ozma notably maintains the appearance of a young girl, where most female Fables appear to be in their 20s-30s and most of the women associated with the 13th Floor Gang look old.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mr. Grandours]]
A mage with a talent for shapeshifting. In the form of a magic bear, he was tasked to guard a trove of magical items by the Empire, but only stuck with it because he didn't really have anywhere else to go; when offered the chance to emigrate to Fabletown he gladly accepted.
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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: First met in the form of a bear, and borrows a bird's wings to fly them home to Fabletown.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mrs. Someone]]
A nameless witch, who took her own name and "tucked it away" to protect herself from evil powers. She had very little active role in the story, until she went to the Imperial City with Hakim and Briar Rose in order to protect her as part of Fabletown's war plans.
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* BusCrash: The Imperial City burned down with the sleeping curse still active, and it's very likely that Mrs. Someone died in the fire.
* PutOnABus: Left the Thirteenth Floor to join Briar Rose in the Imperial City.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Maddy]]
A magic-user in the form of a black cat, with a pointed, triangle-tipped tail. By far the most talented magic user among the Thirteenth Floor when it comes to concealment, she is able to serve as a spy even against Great Powers like Mr. Dark.
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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Though she seems comfortable in the cat form.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Prospero]]

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mr. Kadabra [=/=] Karrant]]
Appearing as a "stage magician," complete with suit and top hat, Mr. Kadabra appears to all involved to be a terminally unimportant background character. This is because before coming to Fabletown, he worked an unbelievably powerful spell directly on The Adversary himself, causing the Adversary to forget about any land in which Kadabra dwells. The backlash of the spell has wiped away a significant portion of Kadabra's memory as well, and has caused anyone he encounters to perceive him as unimportant as well. It is likely that his spell is a major reason why the Adversary ignored the Mundy world for so long.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Mrs. Green [=/=] Morgan le Fay]]
Hailing from the King Arthur saga, she is one of the less vocal members of the Thirteenth Floor, although this changes.
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* AscendedExtra: Is one of the figures in assisting in [[spoiler:Prince Brandish's defeat.]]
* BrotherSisterIncest: This ''is'' Morgan Le Fay, so of course it's part of her backstory.
[[/folder]]


!The Empire

[[folder: The Emperor [=/=] The Adversary [=/=] Geppetto]]
The true leader and founder of the Empire and the one who drove the Fables from the Homelands.
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* ArchnemesisDad: To Pinnochio, though Pinnochio is conflicted about directly opposing his father.
%% * AffablyEvil
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' carve from the enchanted wood.
* BigBad: Of Issues #1 through #75.
* TheChessmaster
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: It can be argued that making Gepetto be The Adversary was one of Willingham's best ideas in the series.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Mostly played straight in regards to his wooden children, particularly Pinnochio. However, it is subverted when he explodes at Pinnochio over Pinnochio giving him a living wooden cricket carved from the enchanted wood as a birthday present.
* EvilOldFolks
* EvilOverlord
* EvilSorceror
* FaceHeelTurn: He was every bit the kind and sweet woodcarver from the story, but when he found out he could make as many puppets as he wanted and control them into doing his bidding, there was no way back.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He started out as a humble woodcarver.
* HiddenVillain: His identity is not revealed for quite a while.
* KarmaHoudini: Possibly the worst case in the series.
* LukeIAmYourFather: To Pinnochio.
* TheManBehindTheMan: The Emperor is just his wooden puppet.
* NighInvulnerable: Due to tons of protective spells placed on him.
* NonActionBigBad: Despite his invulnerability, he is still just an old man, and as such does nothing himself to stop Boy Blue or Bigby when they confront him.
* ShadowDictator
%%* SpellMyNameWithAThe
* TrulySingleParent: To the wooden soldiers and Pinnochio.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Although brutal, his empire brought peace and stability to everyone living under it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Snow Queen [=/=] Lumi]]
One of the Adversary's supporters.
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%%* AnIcePerson
* AntiVillain: She was only serving Geppetto due to being BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* BilingualBonus[=/=]MeaningfulName: Lumi is a Finnish word for snow.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
%%* BrokenBird
* TheDragon: As commander of the Emperor's personal guard and one of the few people who knows the Adversary's real identity.
%%* EvilSorceress
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: ''Fairest'' revealed that the reason for her FaceHeelTurn was because Geppetto had secretly been drugging her for thousands of years. After she fell asleep due to Briar Rose's curse, her time under gave her body an appropriate duration to digest the crap out of her system. Following the battle with Hadeon the Destroyer, Lumi's now good again.
%%* IceQueen
* KillEmAll: Her plan for Earth.
* StatuesqueStunner
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl
* WinterRoyalLady
[[/folder]]

[[folder: "The Emperor"]]
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Public face of the Empire's might, a humanoid creature of great stature and nigh invincible prowess who rules the Empire with an iron fist. In truth a massive wooden soldier built by Geppetto to be figurehead of his Empire.
* {{Badass}}: Can outfight ''Bigby Wolf'' in personal combat.
%%* DarkIsEvil
* LargeAndInCharge: Towers over most of his subjects.
* NighInvulnerable: Aside from the durability his origins give him, the Emperor also has the best protection spells hundreds of warlocks and witches can bestow on him.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: His reaction to being told that they actually might have what he wants but can't actually find it due to their chaotic filing system is to say "well no use crying over spilt milk". In council with his father, the Emperor often takes moderate and sensible positions. It implies that a lot of the Empire's bloodthirsty policies are due solely to Geppetto.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* WeaksauceWeakness: All wooden soldiers are vulnerable to someone prying out their joints. The Emperor is no exception.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Hansel]]
The head of the Imperial Inquisition and one of the most feared men in the Empire.
%%* ANaziByAnyOtherName
* AssInAmbassador: He is appointed as the Empire's ambassador to Fabletown specifically because The Emperor knows how much the other Fables dislike him.
* BurnTheWitch: He is responsible for ''hundreds'' of witch burnings, many of whom were innocent girls.
* DarkIsEvil: His standard mode of dress.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Subverted when he murders Gretel for daring to learn some basic spells.
* FantasticRacism: Against witches.
%%* HolierThanThou: ''So'' much.
%%* KnightTemplar
%%* {{Sadist}}
%%* SmugSnake
* TheSociopath
* StartOfDarkness: His encounter with Frau Totenkinder was what sparked his hatred of witches. That hatred eventually grew so strong that he murdered his sister when she began to learn some magic.
%%* TortureTechnician
* TheWitchHunter: Naturally.
* WouldHitAGirl: On top of all the witches he's killed, he also murdered his sister Gretel by hitting her with a chair when he learned she was studying under Frau Totenkinder.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Baba Yaga]]
One of the Great Powers captured by the Empire. She decided that service was better than eternal imprisonment.
* ArchEnemy: To Frau Totenkinder.
* EldritchAbomination: Adopts this form when battling Frau Totenkinder during ''March of The Wooden Soldiers''. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Not that it helps her.]]
* EvilOldFolks: In her natural form she looks about sixty.
%%* EvilSorceress
* {{Familiar}}: She is served by the Knights of Dawn, Midday and Night, each of which can beat an entire army.
* IconicItem: Her mortar, pestle and chicken legged hut all make an appearance.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: By, of all people, Bufkin, with the Vorpal Sword]].
* {{Shapeshifting}}: Most notably into Red Riding Hood, for the purposes of seducing Boy Blue.
* TheVamp: Is one while in the form of Red Riding Hood.
[[/folder]]

!Other Fables

[[folder: Jack Horner]]
The Jack of all tales. Is actually half-Literal, but doesn't know this for centuries.
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* AntiHero: Generally a Type V, sometimes sliding completely into VillainProtagonist territory.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Not really 'evil', but Jack is ''always'' looking out for number one above all else.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Sleeps with all three of his half-sisters in turn, although none of them had any idea they were related at the time (having never met and looking nothing alike) and all four are disgusted by it when they learn the truth.
* TheCasanova: Can be quite charming and glib.
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* ConMan
* DestructiveRomance: With Rose Red.
* TheExile: He was eventually banished from Fabletown.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The word "Hero" is a stretch, but he is the protagonist of his own spinoff comic.
* ItsAllAboutMe: The only thing he cares about is himself.
* {{Jerkass}}
* LoveableRogue: On a good day. He does actually try to help Fabletown on a few occasions, but being a slave to his mercurial nature, he always ends up shooting himself in the foot and pissing everyone off.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Given one by a group of wooden soldiers infiltrating Fabletown. [[KickTheSonOfABitch It's rather satisfying.]]
* NominalHero: On most days. He has no redeeming traits whatsoever beyond being a go-getter, has no loyalties, and will gladly manipulate anybody, including his ex-girlfriend Rose Red or his own son, as long as it means he gets what he wants.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Reaches epic heights in ''Jack of Fables.''
%%* SmugSnake
%%* TheSociopath
%%* TheTrickster
* VillainProtagonist
* ZanyScheme: What most of his plots amount to. Some of them are even successful.
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[[folder: Mr. Dark]]
AnthropomorphicPersonification of shadow, woe, and all other dark things. He was imprisoned by the Empire, but was later accidentally released by two thieves.
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* BigBad: After the Adversary.
* DarkIsEvil: He is an extremely nasty individual.
* DarkWorld: He creates these if he stays in one place for too long.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He does seem to treat his servants decently enough. According to the Fables/Unwritten crossover he's even a decent husband and father, if you consider joined family torture sessions and brainwashing children into corrupted and twisted versions of themselves as responsible parenting.
* HumblePie: He gets to eat a slice whether he want to or not, when the self proclaimed greatest Great Power is taken down by Bellflower, a "mere" witch. Sadly, it doesn't last long since he quickly recovers and beats her in the rematch.
* KilledOffForReal: By The North Wind, who seals them both in his Casket of Ancient Winds.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* ObviouslyEvil
* SealedEvilInACan: Released by two thieves.
* MadeOfEvil: He is the living embodiment of darkness, woe and malice as a whole.
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!Mundies

[[folder: Tommy Sharp]]
A normal reporter who has realized that the Fabletown residents never age.
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* EntertaininglyWrong: He thinks the Fables are immortal because they're Vampires.
* ExpositionOfImmortality: He wants to do this in an article about them.
* KilledOffForReal: Bluebeard makes sure of it himself.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade
* TooDumbToLive: Seriously, who discovers an ancient community of (supposed) vampires, decides to out them against their will, and ''warns them in advance''?
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