[[folder: Fabletown Fables]]

!!!Snow White
The former Deputy Mayor of Fabletown for 115 years and during that time the one really running the place. She had to leave her job in order to raise her seven newly born children. Constant problems, and her extensive experience however would require her to take charge during various emergencies. She is married to Bigby.
* ActionGirl: On occasion, like when she kills Shere Kahn or takes vengeance on the seven dwarves.
** ActionMom: Perhaps most visible when she recently brought back her old fencing skills in order to defeat Prince Brandish who even Bigby fell to.
* BadassFamily: Her mother was a 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 Dwarves]]. ''EVER''.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: She survives a bullet in the brain because her story is very famous.
* MamaBear
* NumberTwo: As Deputy Mayor.
* 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
* RapeAndRevenge: She was raped by the [[DepravedDwarf seven dwarves and murdered them all in vengeance.]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Well, she ''is'' Snow White.
* SurprisePregnancy
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: While giving birth.
--> "A ''litter?'' I'm having a ''litter?"''

!!!Bigby Wolf (TheBigBadWolf)

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 and he spends his time raising his kids (or cubs) when there aren't any dire emergencies affecting Fabletown.
* 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".
* CanisMajor: His wolf form is about the size of an elephant.
* 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.
* {{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: the father left them, the mother died of heartbreak, and the less is said of the brothers the better. For all that, though, he is a good and devoted father and husband and his children all reflect that.
* 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.
* 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.
* HopelessWithTech: A self-confessed Luddite.
* ImAHumanitarian: Formerly, as a wolf.
* {{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: Turned into a glass statue and shattered to pieces by prince Brandish.
** NotQuiteDead: It is later revealed that his connections to the North Wind, both past and present, give him a certain leniency when it comes to death. It is also foretold that he will outlive his children, but only after he has died seven times, so it is a safe bet that he will be back eventually. How, and how soon, is yet to be seen.
* 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 "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 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. It also gave him an "in-between" form, the traditional Hollywood-style humanoid wolf-man.
* WolfMan: He can partially transform into a wolf-man style werewolf.

Officially a simple shoe store owner, she's actually one of the top secret agents of Fabletown.
%%* ActionGirl
%%* AllWomenLoveShoes
%%* 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.

!!!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.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Especially Jack.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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 the two began to heal.

!!!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.
%%* TheCasanova
* TheChainsOfCommanding: After becoming Mayor.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Begins as a selfish womanizer, ends up making a HeroicSacrifice to save Fabletown and win the war.
* CharmPerson: The source of his success with women.
%%* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
%%* MasterSwordsman

!!!Boy Blue
A clerk of Fabletown.
%% * {{Badass}}
* HeartbrokenBadass: After what happened with Red Riding Hood.
* [[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.

Boy Blue's roommate who looks like a child.
* 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.

The Frog Prince and Fabletown's janitor.
* AlmightyJanitor: He ends up becoming a almost literal example.
* 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 his wife and children were raped and killed right in front of him.
* TheChosenOne: In ''The Good Prince''.
* 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 thorougly 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.

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.
%% * 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

Although human, Goldilocks lived on the Farm, where she conspired with the Three Little Pigs and numerous other residents to overthrow the Fabletown government.
%%* BlondesAreEvil
* ButYouScrewOneGoat: Is apparently sleeping with Baby Bear as a political statement, and expresses interest in Bluebeard's goblin manservant.
%% * ColdSniper
* DarkMistress: Briefly, to Bluebeard.
%% * DirtyCommunists
* KickTheDog: Her murder of Colin.
%% * TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized

!!!Mrs. Spratt[=/=]Leigh Duglas
The wife of one Jack Sprat, the obese and unpleasant Mrs. Spratt 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.
* AscendedExtra: Before she was just the head nurse at Knights of Malta hospital and regarded as quite unpleasant. As of #100, she's joined Mr. Dark's side, and since that time she has slimmed down and has trained to invoke a few nasty surprises on her old "friends".
* BattleaxeNurse: This was her entire character before #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
* ThatManIsDead: She states that "Spratt" is from a dead past, and goes back to using her maiden name.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: When the other Fables return to Fabletown, Leigh and her fencing instructor made it look like Mr. Dark was keeping them prisoner all this time to gain their trust.


[[folder: The Thirteenth Floor Fables]]

!!!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.

!!!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.
* 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.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: She's on the good guys' side because Snow White and Red Rose saved her life.
* BilingualBonus[=/=]MeaningfulName: Her name is German for "Dead Children". Guess where her powers [[BloodMagic come]] [[WouldHurtAChild from]].
%% * 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. She had to spend all of her centuries of accumulated power to do so however.
* 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.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: A foreign language example as mentioned above.
* NeverMessWithGranny See above. Just don't mess with her...
* 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 no remorse for the many, many evil things she has done. 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, etcetera.
* 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 he had her banished because he got the young Frau pregnant. She then killed her baby so she could enact her revenge on her former tribe and has been killing children to use magic ever since.
* WouldHurtAChild: She 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.

The former queen of Oz, and the most ambitious member of the Thirteenth Floor Gang. Becomes their leader after Frau Totenkinder retires.
* 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.

!!!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.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: First met in the form of a bear, and borrows a bird's wings to fly them home to Fabletown.

!!! 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.
* 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.

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.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Though she seems comfortable in the cat form.


!!!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.

!!!Mrs. Green/ Morgan le Fay
Hailing from the King Arthur saga, she is one of the less vocal members of the Thirteenth Floor.


[[folder: The Empire]]

!!!The Emperor[=/=]The Adversary[=/=] Geppetto
The true leader and founder of the Empire and the one who drove the Fables from the Homelands.
* 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
* 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
* 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.

!!!The Snow Queen[=/=]Lumi
One of the Adversary's supporters.
%%* 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

!!!"The Emperor"
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.

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.
* 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.
* FantasticRacism: Against witches.
%%* HolierThanThou: ''So'' much.
%%* KnightTemplar
%%* {{Sadist}}
%%* SmugSnake
%%* TheSociopath
* StartOfDarkness: His encounter with Frau Totenkinder was what sparked his hatred of witches.
%%* 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.

!!!Baba Yaga
One of the Great Powers captured by the Empire. She decided that service was better than eternal imprisonment.
* ArchEnemy: To Frau Totenkinder.
* 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.
* {{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]]

The Jack of all tales.
* AntiHero: Generally a Type V, sometimes sliding completely into VillainProtagonist territory.
%%* BlondGuysAreEvil
%%* TheCasanova
%%* 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.
%%* 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 sacrifice anybody, including his ex-girlfriend Rose Red or his own son.
* 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.

!!!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.
* 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.
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
%%* ObviouslyEvil
* SealedEvilInACan: Released by two thieves.
* MadeOfEvil: He is the living embodiment of darkness, woe and malice as a whole.


[[folder: Mundies]]

!!!Tommy Sharp
A normal reporter who has realized that the Fabletown residents never age.
* 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''?