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Characters: Fable I
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.
  • Bow and Sword, in Accord: Unless you use a melee weapon besides a sword.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: None of the other Heroes treat you respectfully besides the Guildmaster and Maze, although Briar Rose does get better in TLC.
  • Farm Boy: Grew up in the small farming town of Oakvale, and Whisper calls him Farm Boy as a nickname.
  • Heroic Mime: Never says a word throughout the game, although he does make logbook entries detailing some of his thoughts and feelings about the story.

     Maze 

Maze

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.
  • Broken Pedestal: To the Hero of Oakvale.
  • The Dragon: To Jack Of Blades.
  • 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.
  • Get Back Here Boss: He teleports around Hook Coast, forcing the Hero to chase after him.
  • 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.
  • Simple Staff: Wields a stave in combat.
  • 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 

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.
  • No Name Given: Until The Lost Chapters, where the Snowspire Oracle reveals his backstory.
  • 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.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: His backstory firmly plants him as this.

     Scarlet Robe 

Scarlet Robe

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.
  • An Axe to Grind: Judging by her statues, she used a giant axe in combat.
  • 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 Lineage: Descended from the Archons of the Old Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • Retired Badass: Retires to Oakvale with Brom after marrying him.
  • Slashed Throat: How Jack of Blades kills her.

     Whisper 

Whisper

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.
  • Always Second Best: To the Hero of Oakvale and her brother Thunder.
  • Duel to the Death: In the Arena with the Hero, although she can be spared when defeated.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: She finally earns all the respect she desires after leaving Albion and becoming a great Hero in her homeland.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With the Hero of Oakvale. Well, mostly friendly.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Of the Hero of Oakvale's success.
  • In the Hood: After graduating from the Guild, Whisper often wears a blue hood.
  • The Rival: If the Hero picks quests that have good or evil opposites, Whisper will usually take the opposing quest so she can test her skills against them.
  • She-Fu: She uses a lot of jumping attacks, as well as flips to dodge to her opponents and stay out of their reach.
  • Simple Staff: Her Weapon of Choice.
  • 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.

     Briar Rose 

Briar Rose

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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: A smaller than normal example of this trope, but still present.
  • Blue Blood: She comes from a noble family.
  • 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.
  • Detached Sleeves: Wears them on both arms.
  • 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.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a red scarf tied around her neck.
  • The Smart Girl: She uses her extensive knowledge, gathered over years of adventuring and studies, to assist the Hero of Oakvale in several quests.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: The most scholarly Hero in the game, and the only one who wears glasses.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She mellows out a lot once she gets to know the Hero of Oakvale.
  • 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.

     Thunder 

Thunder

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.
  • BFS: Wields a giant sword in combat.
  • 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.
  • Meaningful Name: He has several lightning based attacks.
  • Promotion to Parent: Raised Whisper after their parents died.
  • The Rival: Sort of becomes this after you and Whisper fight in the Arena.

     Scythe 

Scythe

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.
  • Immortality Seeker: In his past, and apparently he found it.
  • 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 3, 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.
  • Word of God: The man who is watching over Rose should she be brought Back from the Dead in Fable II is Scythe.

     Nostro 

Nostro

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.

Other Characters

     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 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 his "The gods and demons you fear and worship are as nothing to me!" from the final battle of Lost Chapters.
  • 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. A member of the Court, a ruling class of Eldritch Abominations that came from the Void beyond Albion.
  • 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.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In a mask, to be more specific.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He apparently owns a decent amount of real estate in Albion, including the Arena (where the crowd seems to really like him) as well as the nation's penal system.

     Brom 

Brom

Father of the Hero of Oakvale.

     Twinblade 

Twinblade

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.

     The Archaeologist 

The Archaeologist

A expert on the Old Kingdom, which has made him a target of Jack of Blades.
  • Know Nothing It All: The Oracle claims that most of what the Archaeologist knows comes from inaccurate sources, and that he is too cowardly to actually go out and research the dangerous Old Kingdom sites.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is never mentioned.
  • 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.


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