This page is for characters whose only appearance is in Fable I. For characters who appear in I as well as another game, see Fable.
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The Guild of Heroes
The Hero of Oakvale
The Hero of Oakvale
A young boy recruited into the Guild of Heroes after his hometown of Oakvale is destroyed by bandits and his entire family is assumed killed. After graduating from the Guild, he embarks on a quest to discover why his town was attacked.
Always Male: Unlike subsequent games in the series, Fable I doesn't allow you a choice of gender.
Bishounen: The official box-art makes him look very pretty.
A powerful Hero and head of the Guild who saves the Hero of Oakvale when the village is attacked by bandits, he sponsors his admission to the Heroes Guild and guides him on his path of revenge against those who destroyed Oakvale and slaughtered his family. He is secretly serving Jack of Blades out of fear, turning his back on the Hero when he believes he is not powerful enough to defeat Jack.
The Archmage: He is one of the most powerful wizards in history, with access to numerous spells that are even more powerful than the Hero of Oakvale's.
Badass Grandpa: He is pretty old, but he is still a very powerful Will user.
Black Mage: Most of the spells he uses are offensive in nature.
Face-Heel Turn: Back when he saved the Hero from Jack's raid on Oakville, he genuinely hoped that the Hero would grow up to be strong enough to defeat Jack and rid the world of his evil. However, by the time Jack puts his plan into motion in the present day, Maze decides that the Hero has failed to become powerful enough to beat Jack, and resumes his loyalty to Jack.
Heel Face Door Slam: He searched for Avo's Tear to give to the most powerful Hero in the Guild so they could kill Jack. However, he was denied by the sword by the spirits of the ancient Heroes of the Guild, which was the final nail in the coffin of his effort to turn against Jack.
I Owe You My Life: Part of why he is loyal to Jack of Blades, since he saved him from being killed by Balverines when Maze was young.
The Mentor: He takes a special interest in helping to guide the Hero of Oakvale after saving him. He did so in hopes that he would be strong enough to defeat Jack, but eventually came to believe that was impossible.
Mole in Charge: He is the Head of the Guild of Heroes, which greatly enables him to help Jack stay a few steps ahead of the Hero of Oakvale.
Parental Abandonment: Both of his parents were killed by Balverines when he was a child. He only survived because Jack of Blades saved him.
Teleportation: Aside from using his guild seal to teleport, he can also teleport short distances.
Trapped In Villainy: He is forced by Jack to serve him under pain of death and the debt he owes to Jack for saving his life.
Treacherous Advisor: After he joins Jack again, he guides the Hero along the path that Jack wants so that he can unlock the Sword of Aeons.
Volcanic Veins: As a powerful Will user, his veins, tattoos, and body glow with magical power.
The Guildmaster (A.K.A. Weaver)
Voiced by: Hugo Myatt
The second-in-command of the Heroes Guild, Weaver believes that each Hero must choose their own path, whether it be good or evil, although he would prefer good. He resides at the Guild, overseeing the training of Heroes, handing out quests, offering guidance and information, and reminding people that their health is low.
Above Good and Evil: Believes the Guild should operate by this standard, allowing all Heroes to choose to do whatever they wish, no matter the consequences, since they have the power to do so. He does draw the line at Jack of Blades plans of domination and destruction and mobilizes the Guild to stop him.
Big Good: Somewhat. More like "Big Neutral", as he encourages Heroes to chose their own path in life, be it for good or evil. He does prefer when they take the good options though.
Former Teen Rebel: He led a rebellion against the leaders of the Heroes Guild in his youth alongside Maze, due to their belief that a Hero should chose their own morality rather than be forced to do good.
Laser-Guided Karma: A loading screen in Fable II reveals the Guildmaster may have been found dead at one point with the words "Your health is low" carved in his forehead.
The Mentor: To the Hero of Oakvale and Whisper, along with numerous other Heroes.
Mission Control: He remains in telepathic contact with Heroes throughout Albion, providing them advice, knowledge, and coordinating them when needed.
Mr. Exposition: Provides a lot of details to the Hero of Oakvale about what it means to be a Hero, as well as numerous other topics in the world of Albion.
Narrator: Provides narration regarding key scenes in the Hero of Oakvale's life throughout the game.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: His policy of letting Heroes pick their own morality eventually led to the Guild becoming corrupt, with most Heroes extorting the people, leading the overthrow of the Guild and murder of nearly every Hero, including the good ones.
Number Two: To Maze, who is nominally the head of the Guild, but the Guildmaster runs most of the day to day operations and oversees the training of new Heroes. He becomes the full head of the Heroes Guild after Maze's betrayal is revealed and he is killed.
Retired Badass: He was a powerful and famous adventurer in his youth, but now is content to train new generations of Heroes.
Supporting Leader: He's the head of the Heroes Guild and directs it whenever it operates as a whole, but never actually takes to the field himself and simply offers support to the Hero.
The mother of the Hero of Oakvale and Theresa, Scarlet Robe is a retired Hero and the first female Hero to become Arena Champion. She was captured by Jack of Blades during the raid on Oakvale, but is eventually freed decades later by her son. Jack of Blades eventually slits her throat in the Chamber of Fate to gain access to the Sword of Aeons.
Action Girl / Action Mom: She is one of the strongest Heroes in the recent history of Albion and is very famous for her numerous victories.
Child Prodigy: Of the killing-monsters variety. When her martial skills were discovered at the age of fifteen, the elder of Knothole Glade sent her to the Heroes Guild to be trained.
Famed in Story: Her battles against Balverines and winning the Arena made her an extremely famous Hero, and NPC's can often be overheard talking about how awesome she was and wishing she was still around taking quests.
Heroic Spirit: Survives decades of torture and despair at the hands of Jack at Bargate Prison, and after escaping she gets straight to work trying to bring him down.
Only Known by Their Nickname: The name Scarlet Robe came from her first kill: at the age of fifteen, she killed a Balverine with nothing but a sharp stick, becoming drenched in its blood. Her true name is never revealed.
Rescue Romance: How her relationship with Brom began—he found her in the woods badly injured after fighting twelve Balverines and nursed her back to health.
The Hero of Oakvale's roommate and best friend at the Guild, she becomes jealous of her friend's skill and success, and faces pressure from her brother Thunder to outshine him. They face each other in a Duel to the Death set up by Jack of Blades in the Arena, and if spared, she leaves Albion and becomes a hero in a faraway land after being shipwrecked.
Action Girl: Even though she is outshined by the Hero, she is a formidable fighter in her own right.
Walking the Earth: If you spare her, Whisper ends up leaving the Guild to do this. According to the Oracle in The Lost Chapters, she eventually settles down and becomes a famous guardian of her homeland.
A well-known and powerful Hero, Briar Rose initially thinks little of the Hero of Oakvale but gradually gains respect for him after working a few quests together. When Scythe asks for assistance in the Northern Wastes, Rose accompanies the Hero of Oakvale there.
Action Girl: She is a skilled fighter and a veteran Hero. She relies more on the Skill discipline than Strength or Will, and is known to be an excellent shot.
Ascended Extra: Had only a couple minor appearances in the original game; she becomes much more important in The Lost Chapters, aiding the Hero on more optional quests and being heavily involved in the expanded main storyline.
Badass Bookworm: She is an extremely knowledgeable individual who can kick ass.
Dark and Troubled Past: Her family were wealthy nobles before falling on hard times, and her mother died in an accident. Her father blamed her, even though nothing could have been done, and cast her out, leading her to eventually join the Heroes Guild.
Deadpan Snarker: She frequently snarks meanly at the inexperienced Hero of Oakvale, but after getting to know him better, her snarking turns into more friendly banter and comments regarding the quests they go on together.
Doppelgänger Attack: One of her tactics if the player chooses to fight her in The Lost Chapters.
Expy: Her backstory has many points in common with Lara Croft, or at least the original Core Design continuity. She even has a similar voice and occupation.
Hero of Another Story: She is off having her own adventures across Albion and in exotic lands for most of the game, only briefly interacting with the Hero of Oakvale a few times before returning the Albion and settling down.
Magic Knight: Her fighting style combines dexterity-based swordsmanship with heavy use of support spells.
Parental Abandonment: Her mother died and her father kicked her out of the house and cut off all contact with her.
Unscrupulous Hero: She is a good person, but is not above taking morally ambiguous quests for profit. In The Lost Chapters, the first time the Hero of Oakvale meets her is when she takes a quest to put down peasants revolting against taxes in Knothole Glade.
Walking the Earth: In her youth, she traveled far outside of Albion to find knowledge, but eventually returned to settle down and take quests.
The elder brother of Whisper, he left the South Islands with her when she was just a baby and wound up in Albion after a shipwreck destroyed their vessel. He became a powerful Hero, becoming Arena Champion and earning the affection of Lady Grey. Thunder constantly pressures Whisper to do better than the Hero of Oakvale and harbors a hatred for his sister's rival.
Badass: He is a former Arena champion and one of the most powerful and revered Heroes in Albion.
Big Brother Instinct: He is very protective of Whisper, even towards the Hero of Oakvale, her best friend.
The Big Guy: Easily the largest human character in the game, and his personality pretty much matches up with his looks.
Good Is Not Nice: He is a mostly heroic person, but is a total jerk to the Hero of Oakvale, as well as arrogant.
Jerkass With A Heart Of Gold: Depends on your actions. If you killed Whisper and stole Lady Grey from him, he comes off quite reasonably, as you have pretty much destroyed his life. If you didn't, it's basically a case of wounded pride.
An ancient and mysterious Hero, he departs the Guild while the Hero of Oakvale is still in training to investigate something in the Northern Wastes. Decades later, he sends for assistance to help stop a new threat rising there. He eventually disappears from Albion before the Heroes Guild is destroyed.
Age Without Youth: He is immortal, but no longer has flesh on his bones or blood in his veins. He essentially looks like a mummy.
Necromancer: Referred to as one in a loading screen in the second game.
Non-Action Guy: We have no idea how capable he is in combat. But considering how he's been a Hero for so long, he's probably a Retired Badass.
You can find a rather nasty looking Hammer called "Scythe's Hammer" in Fable III, in the description it even hints he may come back for it some day.
Power Tattoo: Like most powerful Will users, he has glowing tattoos all over his body.
Really 700 Years Old: Possibly. At any rate, he's really old and really looks it. He is hinted to be the Last Archon, which would make him thousands of years old. When asked about Scythe, the Oracle says that only Jack of Blades is older.
Shrouded in Myth: Even many at the Guild know very little about him or his past.
The Unfought: He's the only major Hero (other than Scarlet Robe, for obvious reasons) that you don't have the option of fighting in the main game or Lost Chapters.
Nostro is the legendary founder of the Heroes Guild. He began his career as a bandit leader until Scythe found him and convinced him to become something more, and taught him how to use Will. For a time, Nostro kept Albion safe until he became corrupted by his wife and was abandoned by Scythe, dying of an assassin's poison. In death, he regretted the actions he undertook in his latter life and could not rest easy, haunting the Lychfield Graveyard. His undead form can be fought if the Hero follows the Good path in The Lost Chapters.
Anti-Hero: Type IV after founding the Heroes' Guild, and Type V after he was corrupted by his wife Magdalena.
Blood Knight: Tells the Hero of Oakvale that he has the soul of a warrior, and must be defeated in combat if the Hero wants to claim his soul to stop Jack.
Heel-Face Revolving Door: Started his life as a bandit leader before Scythe forged him into founding the Heroes Guild. Then he became corrupted and ruled with an iron fist before being assassinated. In death, he regrets the actions he took near the end of his life and wants a heroic death.
Unfinished Business: One of the reasons he can't move on is because he was poisoned and didn't die in battle. The Hero can help him move along.
Jack of Blades
Jack of Blades
"Fool, I have existed for millennia. It is impossible for you to comprehend what I am."
An ancient entity born out of the Void, Jack of Blades was a member of the Court, alongside the Knight of Blades and the Queen of Blades, who conquered the world in ancient times. They were defeated by William Black, the greatest Hero and founder of the Old Kingdom. Jack managed to survive the encounter and became hell-bent on re-conquering the world, appearing to the people of Albion as a powerful Hero thousands of years later.
Big Bad: The main villain of the first Fable game, though his actions and past spread beyond the first game.
Bigger Bad: He is this in the whole series. Responsible for The Corruption that, directly or indirectly, threatens the entire world in subsequent games. When William Black overthrew him and the Court, he was corrupted by Jack's sword, the Sword of Aeons, which fostered a darkness within the great Hero that threatened to not only destroy him, but then use his powers for its own evil ends. Black sacrificed himself to cast the evil out into the Void so it could not harm Albion. However, since then, the Corruption has sought to a way to return. The monsters that plague Albion and abominations such as the Crawler are all part of this effort.
Badass Boast: He has a few of these. The grandest of which is probably from the final battle of Lost Chapters:
The gods and demons you fear and worship are as nothing to me!
BFS: The Sword of Aeons, which was originally his before William Black stole it, getting infected with the Corruption in the process.
Cool Mask: It's strongly implied his essence actually resides within it. It's also how he managed to survive defeat at William Black's hands.
The Dreaded: He's the most feared person in Albion, for good reason. While officially categorized as a Hero, everyone quite rightly treats Jack as a unique class unto himself. And rightly so, considering he's actually an entity that existed when demons ruled the world and is a member of the Court, a ruling class of Eldritch Abominations that came from the Void beyond Albion.
Evil Sounds Deep: In The Lost Chapters, which is a sharp contrast from his original Smug Snake tone of voice in the original edition of Fable.
One-Winged Angel: In Lost Chapters only, where he becomes a gigantic, fire-breathing dragon. Even in vanilla Fable, he turns into a giant version of himself for the final phase of the final battle (although it's hard to notice since all he does at that point is float and throw energy blasts at you).
Really 700 Years Old: The Oracle mentions that Jack predates mankind, and was old even in prehistoric times when demons and fire ruled the earth.
Twinblade is a former Hero turned Bandit King who preys on the areas around Oakvale. Maze suspects he was the one responsible for the attack on Oakvale that orphaned the Hero. He wasn't, and in fact saved Theresa after finding her in the woods with her eyes cut out.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After being rescued by the Hero of Oakvale again, he flees Albion disguised as a glove trader and heads to the Cities of the West, where he never goes near a ruin or opens a book again.