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- The Ageless: Fables don't age and they exist in the mundane world as long as their stories are remembered.
- All Myths Are True: Every single fairy tale, nursery rhyme, folk story, myth, & legend character is alive & living either in Fabletown, or in one of the many Homelands. But only the Public Domain ones have come to Earth.
- Popularity Power: The better known a Fable, the more difficult they are to kill, to the point universally known Fables might as well have Complete Immortality. Lesser known Fables on the other hand can be killed just as easily as any mortal.
- The Masquerade: Most Fables who sign the Fabletown Compact are not allowed to live among the "Mundies" of the Mundane World, at least by the strictest interpretation of the Compact. However as the current leadership of Fabletown has the common sense to realize that this tradition has become pointless in this fantastical world of aliens, metahumans, and human wizards, every year they become laxer with the enforcement of the Compact and allow more Fables to live in regular society with little restriction as long as they abide by Mundie laws and expectations.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: As more and more Fables grew tired of living under the threat of the Sheeda invasion, many of them began to flee their Homelands, risking life in crossing over to the Dreaming and then finding a passage to the main reality.
The Big Bad Wolf himself. A reverse-lycanthrope, a wolf who can take the shape of man, Bigby is the Sheriff of Danny the Street and the chief enforcer of the "Fabletown Compact."
- The Atoner: He's fully aware of how many people he killed in his bad old days and isn't proud of it.
- Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Cites this as one of the main reasons he is pegged to be the Sheriff of Danny the Street, and states that keeping the really evil things he has to do for the greater good from his bosses is one of his most prominent duties.
- The Big Bad Wolf: The very same, except that now he's only one part-time due to becoming a werewolf.
- Blow You Away: As he is the son of the North Wind, Bigby has control over the lower-tier winds, plus the ability to exhale air with the force of a hurricane.
- Blue and Orange Morality: 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.
- Healing Factor: Bigby is capable of rapid recovery from even the most grievous of injuries (i.e. impalement) and can do so without any visible scarring.
- Kryptonite Factor: Silver does far more lasting damage to Bigby than any other substance. If injured by a silver weapon, it will take him much longer to heal than it would from being injured by a weapon composed of conventional material.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: He's a massive wolf transformed into a human, and he can both partially and fully transform back into his true form.
Deputy Mayor of Fabletown, ex-wife of Prince Charming and the one really running the place as the chief representative.
- Deadpan Snarker: Her cynical, yet witty mind enables her to spew venom when the situation calls for it.
- Rapunzel Hair: Well, she's the trope namer after all.
Sleeping Beauty (Briar Rose)
Bloody Mary (Mary Worth)
- Anything That Moves: She's pansexual.
- Back from the Dead: As a Fable, she can't be permanently killed as long as her legend lives on. She was killed once after the death of Mary I of England and later was burned alive by a Dr. Fate for her part in the Salem Witch Trials. She came back to life during the 19th century.
- Burn the Witch!: She's a witch hunter and was a major advocate of this method back in the 17th century during the Salem Witch Trials.
- Composite Character: She's a composite of Bloody Mary from The Wolf Among Us and Mary Worth/Bloody Mary, a Batwoman villain.
- Knife Nut: Fights with two knifes.
- Logical Weakness: She can't travel through a covered mirror.
- Magic Mirror: She can use mirrors for vigilance and communication.
- Multicolored Hair: Mostly black hair with a red strand.
- Related in the Adaptation: She's the mother of Greg Saunders, better known as Desperado.
- Self-Duplication: If she stands in front of a mirror of appropriate size and good clarity and says her name three times, she can create a duplicate of herself that will be destroyed within a few hours.
- Super Strength: Though she isn't known to throw cars or kick down vault doors, she is able to snap chains one-handed, break Kryptonian bones, and toss manhole covers aside as if they were throw pillows.
- Super Toughness: Even by Fable standards, Mary is pretty tough and is capable of shrugging most injuries and blood loss.
- The Witch Hunter: She's been hunting witches for centuries.
See The Cadre of the Immortal page