This page is for characters whose only appearance is in ''VideoGame/FableII''. For characters who appear in ''II'' as well as another game, see ''Characters/{{Fable}}''.

[[folder: The Hero of Bowerstone]]
!!Sparrow / The Hero of Bowerstone
[[caption-width-right:350:Male Hero]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Female Hero]]
The PlayerCharacter, a street urchin who, after losing his/her beloved sister Rose to Lord Lucien, determined to get revenge against him. Helping along with this is the fact that s/he is the Fourth Hero who is destined to stop Lucien.
* AllYourPowersCombined: The other three Heroes each excel at one of three attributes: Strength, Skill, and [[MagicByAnyOtherName Will]]. The Hero of Bowerstone excels in all three.
* AmazonianBeauty: Female PCs, especially ones who invest in Strength heavily, tend to become this by the end of the game.
* BrokenBird: Sparrow gets shit on by a bird in the opening cutscene; it goes downhill from there.
* CombatPragmatist: Incapacitating enemies and then [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown kicking them while they're down]] is one of Sparrow's more common techniques. Another is to hurl them off ledges or against walls.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Sparrow's parents are never mentioned outside of a dream sequence that may or may not be real.
* CosmicPlaything: The game starts with Sparrow taking a bird dropping to the head. His/her life goes downhill from there.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: No matter how evil you make them, you can't make them murder their dog.
* AGirlInEveryPort: If the player is a polygamist and marries more than one spouse, they'd better do it in a different town, or very separate parts in the same town. If either spouse discovers the other, they will be heartbroken and lead to a divorce.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: When Sparrow becomes evil enough [[spoiler:or sacrifices his/her youth to Reaver (which is ironically the good choice)]], their eyes will glow red.
* GoodIsNotNice: As Decadent, Sparrow has [[ReallyGetsAround several couples]], is [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], charges too much rent, pays for sex, and/or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sleeps for a week]], but still a good guy.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: When Sparrow becomes good enough, their hair will lighten until it becomes blond.
* HeroicLineage: Is said to have the blood of ''heroes'' in his/her veins.
* HeroicMime: Sparrow is the only Hero never to speak beyond grunting and laughing.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Like in the HairOfGoldHeartOfGold example, when Sparrow becomes good enough, their eyes will be bright blue.
* JackOfAllTrades: Not not as strong as Hammer, less skilled than Reaver and can't ever reach Garth's Will powers, but the Hero is good with all three.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Your character tends to get a very rugged jawline by the end of the game, especially if you invest in Strength. Even if you are a woman.
%%* LegendaryInTheSequel
* MeaningfulName: "Sparrow," or "little sparrow," is a term of endearment.
* NoNameGiven: It is extremely unlikely that "Sparrow" is this character's real name.
* OlderThanTheyLook: If the Brightwood Tower sub-quest is completed.
* PragmaticHero: As Decadent.
* RagsToRoyalty: The hero can earn the King/Queen title by owning two and a half million gold worth of property. Fable III shows that them becoming the King or Queen is canonical.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Like in the GlowingEyesOfDoom example, when Sparrow becomes evil enough [[spoiler:or sacrifices their youth to Reaver]], their eyes will become red.
* UnscrupulousHero / NominalHero: As Puritan, Opportunist, or Debaser.
* VillainProtagonist/ NominalHero: As Fanatic, Demon, or Ghoul.
* VolcanicVeins: You can get these as you invest in the Will stat. At first they will be rather faint, but will become more defined as you increase the stat.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:If they sacrifice their youth to Reaver]].


-->'''Voiced by''': Gemma Boyle

The Hero of Bowerstone's older sister.
* ActionGirl: Subverted. She tries to protect Dog from a bully, but fails utterly.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:If Sparrow wishes to revive his/her loved ones.]]
* DeathByOriginStory: Lucien shoots and kills her early in the game.
* GirlishPigtails: Sports these.
* PromotedToParent: Looks after Sparrow since their parents are presumably dead.

The Hero of Bowerstone's dog, who loyally follows her/him from the day s/he saved the animal from a pack of cruel boys.
%%* HeroicDog
* NonHumanSidekick: [[CaptainObvious He's a dog who follows the Hero of Bowerstone wherever he goes]] (well, except the Spire).
* TakingTheBullet: When Lucien tries to shoot the Hero, he jumps in front of the Hero and takes the shot.
* TrueCompanions: He senses the Hero's imminent return from the Spire even before Theresa, an otherwise practically omniscient {{seer}}.
* UndyingLoyalty: To the Hero of Bowerstone.

!!Sister Hannah, aka Hammer
-->'''Voiced by''': Julia Sawalha

-->''I'm sorry, Father. Not that I broke my vow. I'm sorry I didn't break it sooner. I never did fit in at this place. We both knew that. And now I'm making a new vow...Lucien will die for what he did to you. I won't break this one.''

The Hero of Strength, the daughter of the Abbot who presides over the Temple of Light. Although initially a pacifist, after her father is killed by Lucien's men, she resolves to join the Hero of Bowerstone in their quest for vengeance and becomes an ally through the rest of the game.
* ActionGirl: And she's very good at it.
* ActualPacifist: At first, unwillingly.
* AppropriatedAppellation: Nicknamed "Hammer," which she doesn't much like, by her fellow monks. When she renounces her vows, she takes the name for real.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: She finds the life of a monk boring and wants to go adventuring. She does so, but only after her father is killed and she breaks her vow of pacifism to avenge him. [[spoiler:At the very end, she declares she's sick and tired of violence, and just wants to be happy again.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's sweet and chatty, but when her dad gets killed...
%%* TheBigGuy
* BrawnHilda: She's a large woman, that's for sure.
* DropTheHammer: She pulled it off a statue with her bare hands. It is '''BIG'''. And made of stone.
* GentleGiant: The Hero of Strength and sized accordingly, but originally a pacifist who chafed at her vows because she wanted to do more than pray to defend the well-being of others. Even after she renounces her vow, she remains firmly on the side of the angels. (And [[HeroesLoveDogs she's always pleased to see your dog]].)
%%* HardDrinkingPartyGirl
%%* TheLadette
* TheLancer: The first of the Hero of Bowerstone's allies and, by far, the most supportive one.
* LastOfHerKind: Theresa mentions in ''VideoGame/FableTheJourney'' that Hammer was the last remaining member of a ancient Heroic bloodline descended from the Hero Stone, and that it ended when Hammer died of old age without children following the end of ''VideoGame/FableII''.
* PetTheDog: Literally. It's the first thing she does upon seeing the Hero's dog. Apparently, the adoration is mutual.
* StoutStrength: She is a [[BrawnHilda very big lady]] with a [[DropTheHammer very big hammer]] that she uses very well.
* WhatTheHellHero: She will call the Hero out if [[spoiler:you choose the wealth option over your family or all the people who died]].

-->'''Voiced by''': Ron Glass

The Hero of Will. He's an expert on the Old Kingdom and a scholar. Although originally working to help Lucien recover the Spire, his interest was purely academic and he dissolved their partnership when he learned of Lucien's true intentions; he later becomes an ally of the Hero of Bowerstone.
* BadassBookworm: Oh yes. Garth wanders the world with a pack full of research, and is the foremost expert on the Old Kingdom and its artifacts. Oh, and he obliterated a fleet of ships with magical fire when he got "a little overzealous."
* BlackMage: Pardon the {{pun}}.
* BlowYouAway: He can cast the Vortex spell.
%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EthnicMagician: The Hero of Will and from Samarkand, a faintly Asian culture (except with dark-skinned people).
* HeelFaceTurn: He was working with Lucien at the start of the game. At that time, he had no idea he was on the bad guy's side; in fact, his first appearance is his walking out on Lucien because he realizes the latter is crazy.
* HeroicNeutral: After escaping the Spire, he just wants to return to his research and evade Lucien. Theresa manages to convince him to join forces with the Hero and Hammer to put a stop to Lucien permanently.
* InkSuitActor: Garth resembles his voice actor, [[Series/BarneyMiller Ron]] [[{{Series/Firefly}} Glass]].
* MageTower: Has one in Brightwood that was built by a Hero named Stella Malgrave who was killed in the destruction of the Heroes Guild.
* MindOverMatter: He can cast the Force Push spell.
* PlayingWithFire: He can cast the Inferno spell.
* ShirtlessScene: In the Spire.
* ShockAndAwe: The Shock spell, which he can use continuously even though the Hero can't.
%%* TheSmartGuy
* TheStoic: Unlike the more colorful Reaver and Hammer, Garth is extremely dignified and doesn't emote a whole lot (even when he's blowing things up).
* VolcanicVeins: As a practiced user of Will, his body has become covered in glowing blue lines, much more extensively than the player character will ever have.

[[folder:Villains and Allies (If Sparrow is evil)]]

!!Lucien Fairfax
The main antagonist of the game. After his wife and daughter's deaths, he never truly recovers and becomes obsessed with rebuilding the Spire, a conduit from the Old Kingdom that could grant his wish to bring them back. As time goes on, his ambitions take over and he decides to redo the whole world.
* ApologeticAttacker: When he kills your older sister and then tries to shoot you dead. He does seem genuinely sorry.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: He starts by killing Rose (the Hero's only remaining family) and mortally wounding the Hero as a child. It just gets worse from there.
* BigBad: Lucien is the main villain of ''VideoGame/FableII''.
* CosmicRetcon: [[spoiler:Though his original intentions with the Spire may have been to bring back his dead wife and daughter, he eventually realizes that the world itself was the problem. Of course, the Hero of Bowerstone prevents him from achieving his ends.]]
* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: He started out trying to revive his family with the Spire, but quickly decides to use it to create a world without death or chaos. Garth puts it best:
-->'''Garth''': Give a beggar a million gold, and he'll buy bread until he's full. But then he'll realize that there are other things than bread for sale.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Kicks it falling off some platform (which he really should have put guardrails around) and down into the abyss below.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim:[[spoiler:The Great Shard is the closest thing to a FinalBoss fight you get. With Lucian, you just get to hear him give a speech, which you can stop at any time by shooting him or letting him finish and allowing Reaver to off him with a similiarly anticlimactic shot.]]
* NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler:Lucien is killed rather unceremoniously in the end either by you or Reaver.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: Punctuated by a gunshot.
* StartOfDarkness: Lucien was a genuinely good and competent ruler before the deaths of his wife, daughter, and sister. After that, his sanity very slowly begins to erode as his obsession with the Spire increases.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:It's implied that Theresa manipulated him into rebuilding the Spire.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Has an epic one:
-->[[spoiler:What? What is that? What are you doing? You think a mere trinket will save you? Do you think anything can? Stop! Think about what you're doing! I will put an end to chaos! Stop now, you fool! You insect! I order you to stop! Sleep! I command you to sleep! Sleep!]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Lucien starts out as this, although he gets corrupted and more insane as he continues his quest.
%%* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

!!The Commandant
Lucien's right-hand man, a result of experimentation with the Shards.
* BadassBoast: "You are Number 273. That number is not randomly assigned. It is because I have broken 272 guards already. And I will break you."
* DegradedBoss: Less powerful versions of the Commandant appear leading Lucien's men after you escape from the Spire.
* TheDragon: To Lucien.
%%* DrillSergeantNasty
%%* ObviouslyEvil

!!Cornelius Grim
The leader of the Temple of Shadows.
%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* CardCarryingVillain
%%* DarkIsEvil
* EvilPlan: Poison the waters of the Wellspring Cave, destroying the power of the Temple of Light and devastating the town of Oakfield.
%%* ObviouslyEvil
* OneWingedAngel: If the Hero sides with the Temple of Light and fights off his attack on Oakfield, Cornelius will transform himself into a Shadow to fight the Hero.

A bandit whom the Hero of Bowerstone encounters early in their journey, kidnapping slaves to give to Lucien.
* TheBrute: For Lucien; he kidnaps villagers to be put to work building the Spire.
* DegradedBoss: Suffers this in a much greater degree than the Commandant. The Spire Soldiers at least retain a status of MiniBoss, while that the Bandit chieftain are just EliteMooks.
%%* DumbMuscle
* KickTheDog: Actually kicks the Hero's dog after he emerges from his cabin--it manifests in gameplay as your dog being wounded during the battle.
%%* StarterVillain

A Bandit who is especially quick.
* FragileSpeedster: Catching him is the problem, but once the Hero manages to get a punch in he goes down easily.
* GetBackHereBoss: He runs all through Rookridge taunting the player about how they'll never be able to catch him--probably because he doesn't have any actual combat skills.
%%* OneHitKill
* ZeroEffortBoss: At least in killing him, but some characters do get slowed down by all the obstacles in his path.

A Bandit after Farmer Giles for knowing his dark secret, who continually tries to kill him. Previous to the quest "Cold Comfort Farmer," he kills Giles' wife.
* TimeMaster: He is able to use the Slow Time spell, indicating he may have some Hero blood.
* UngratefulBastard: If you kill Farmer Giles for him, he and his men will still try to kill you because you learned they were cross-dressers.
* VillainousCrossdresser: He and his Bandits put on womens' clothing that they had raided; this was witnessed by Giles and is the reason he's trying to kill him.

!!Darius Zing
%%* MasterSwordsman
%%* ProfessionalKiller
* TimeMaster: Like Ripper, he can use the Slow Time spell.

!!Great Shard
An inanimate Shard that transports large amounts of {{Mooks}} to your Hero and destroys Reaver's getaway ship near the end of the game.
%%* DragonInChief
* FinalBoss: Although not necessarily framed as one, [[spoiler:it is this as your next enemy, Lucien, is frail, monologues instead of attacking you, and only takes one hit to kill.]]

[[folder:Other Characters and Allies (If Sparrow is good)]]

An entrepreneur who continually tries to raise money and convince the Hero to invest in his ventures.
* TheBarnum: Subverted. Everything he does is on-the-level, and he helps a lot of people should the Hero aid him.
* DelusionsOfEloquence: Studied a horrendously inaccurate thesaurus to boost his vocabulary. Whoever wrote it hadn't the slightest clue what spelling was. It defined synonyms for nasty as 1: ''distrafolic'', ''respinacious'', ''aggravitising''.
%%* DroppedABridgeOnHim
* KilledOffForReal: Reaver kills him when he learns the picture that Barnum took of him won't be ready for several months.
%%* NiceGuy

!!Farmer Giles
A former town guard turned farmer who is attacked by the bandit Ripper, resulting in the death of his wife. He requests the help of the Hero of Bowerstone to bring him to justice in the quest "Cold Comfort Farmer."
%%* BadassGrandpa
* CrusadingWidower: The bandit Ripper murdered Giles' wife shortly after he retired due to Giles knowing Ripper and his gang's [[VillainousCrossdresser secret]], causing Giles to stop at nothing to bring Ripper to justice.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* GoodParents: After his son Rupert confesses to him that he's gay at the end of "The Blind Date", he says that he respects his choice, and doesn't show any signs of resistance.
* ICallItVera: He had a powerful blunderbuss called "The Enforcer," but buried it in his cellar after he retired.
* RetiredBadass: He used to be a town guard before retiring to his farm.

A member of the Spire Guard who joins with the Hero during their infiltration. Despite working with Lucien, he's a fairly decent guy who only wanted to provide for his wife.
%%* AntiVillain
* EliteMook: Is a Spire Guard.
%%* FatalFamilyPhoto
* MauveShirt: Bob is only a [[EliteMook Spire Guard]], but at least Sparrow knows his name.