Follow TV Tropes


Characters / Fable: The Journey

Go To

This is a character sheet for Fable: The Journey. Those looking for the main Fable character page, see here.



"What you think Seren? C'mon, I'm getting better. I'm ready for whatever we run into. Bumpy roads, bit of drizzle...stuff of legends."

A young Dweller who finds himself separated from his clan's convoy. Gabriel rescues Theresa on the roadside after she narrowly escapes from an evil monster, known as the Devourer.

  • Ascended Fanboy: Gabriel was obsessed with the tales of the Heroes and their deeds. Interestingly he's not actually too keen on actually taking on the dangers of a hero's adventure once Theresa tasks him with aiding her. This is largely because whilst he has great admiration for Heroes he knows he isn't actually one himself. And he's technically right, as the bloodline of Archon has actually faded.
  • Being Good Sucks: Theresa explains the real difference between a hero and the average person is the willingness to sacrifice for the greater good. Gabriel begins to see things from her point of view eventually. Though the price paid still hits him pretty hard.
  • Break the Cutie: His quest is basically a trail by fire introduction to being a hero and the sacrifices it entails. He loses all his loved ones over the course of the journey.
  • The Chosen One: The three Heroes of the old Kingdom quite literally chose him to be a hero. This is significant in the world of Albion as Gabriel is chosen to be made a hero rather than possessing the talent from birth. The reason he's deemed worthy is because he has a "pure heart."
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Frequently calls out Theresa whenever she uses her powers foresight to manipulate him and others. His reaction to her admitting the things she'd done to obtain the Spire is one of horror.


Katlan: "Seren may be old but there's still a few miles left in the old girl."
Gabriel: "Don't listen to him girl, he just wishes he had a horse like you."

Gabriel's beloved horse and lifelong companion.

  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Seren is far more intelligent than a normal horse, seemingly understanding every word Gabriel says. This is fairly standard for the animal companions of Heroes in Albion though. This is taken to its logical extreme when in the finale it is Seren who urges her master to leave her behind and save Albion, knowingly sacrificing herself for the greater good.
  • Automaton Horses: Averted. Seren needs to rest after a hard days ride and when making camp can be given food, water and even cleaned by Gabriel. He also uses magic to heal any wounds, major or minor, she receives while they're resting. So the game is basically lampshading the fact even a horse as awesome as Seren wouldn't be able to make this journey without magical assistance.
  • Bond Creatures: Strongly implied with Gabriel.
  • Cool Horse: Serene is very smart, brave and unfailing loyal. Everything you'd want in a horse.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome / Face Death with Dignity: She is last seen charging bravely off towards the Corruption to meet her fate.
    • Heroic Sacrifice: Seren basically has to urge her master to leave her and ultimately takes the decision out of his hands.
  • Rearing Horse: Instances of this being a fearful reaction, what she does right before galloping into action or a mix of both.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Gabriel.


See Fable


The Corrupter

"What are you trying to do boy? You are no hero."

Thousands of years ago, in the days of the Old Kingdom, William Black defeated The Court but it was not without a cost. Jack Of Blades consciously or not had somehow infected Black with a darkness that slowly grew within him. Realising this evil could overtake him and threaten the world he'd fought to save, the Archon abdicated his throne to a successor and then set about "cutting out" this evil. Black sacrificed himself to cast this dark part of him into the Void from whence it came.

Since then the essence known as the Corrupter has exerted it's dark influence on the world of Albion in an effort to return and claim the "birthright" Black denied him.

  • Big Bad: The main threat of the game.
  • The Corrupter: His existance began as an entity trying to corrupt the mind and body of one the great Archons, William Black. Since being exiled into the void by Black he has spent his time corrupting both people and the very land itself with evil. Notably he managed to turn the revered hero, The Temptress, over to his side with promises of power.
    • The Corruption: His essence pollutes and destroys everything it touches.
  • Dark Is Evil: The Corrupter is represented as a darkness slowly polluting and infecting Albion with his evil.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Created by Jack of Blades (or his Sword of Aeons) by inflicting, whether conciously or not, a disease into William Black during his first encounter with him.
  • Enemy Within: He attempted to overtake William Black from within and is implied to be a manifestation of his darker side made physical by the Sword of Aeons. Black however took steps to avoid a Grand Theft Me scenario.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He has been influencing the evil in Albion since his exile in the days of the Old Kingdom. In that regard Jack of Blades can also be regarded as this to him due to being his "creator." Though it's still unclear whether or not this was a conscious action on Jack's part.
  • The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: An interesting example of this trope. The Corrupter was denied what he sees as his rightful place on the throne due to William Black "cutting" him out. He is described by Theresa as a part of Black and thus probably still sees himself as one in the same. Denied his chance to take over as king because his host abdicated the throne and then cast him into the void as a further precaution, he still sees ruling Albion as his "birthright."

The Devourer

"All those dear to you will be broken by my hand. They will kneel to my master, 'til the end of days."

One of the dark agents of the Corrupter. The Devourer is a creature of the Void sent to ensure his masters return to the world of Albion.

The Temptress

"I will enjoy breaking you all the more. It is so tiresome when a victim submits too soon."

Once a great hero of the Old Kingdom, a beautiful and charismatic champion of light able convert her foes to the path of righteousness. However she proved unable to resist the Corrupter's promises of power, becoming his dark servant and bride.


     Friends & Companions 


Katlan: "When you gonna fix up this old cart, Gabriel?"
Gabriel: "Soon, I just haven't got round to it yet."
Katlan: "Too busy fighting imaginary trolls and balverines more like."

Katlan is the newly-appointed leader of the Dweller tribe. He has been friends with Gabriel since they were children. Katlan acts like an older brother trying to get Gabriel to set aside his stories of heroes and grow up a little bit.

  • Badass Mustache
  • Big Brother Instinct: Katlan looks out for Gabriel, making a point to seek him out when he's not in the convoy. It's implied he's been like this for a very long time. Even as he's mortally wounded he's still trying to protect him. Though this time his old friend doesn't need his help.
  • Character Death: Katlan succumbs to his wounds after his tribe is massacred by a horde of Balverines. It's implied he prevents Gabriel healing him so that he can die alongside his tribe.
  • Childhood Friends: With Gabriel.
  • Nice Guy
  • Reasonable Authority Figure
  • Scarf Of Ass Kicking
  • So Proud of You: His last words to Gabriel are that he was wrong about heroes not existing any more. This is after witnessing Gabriel take down the horde of Balverines his entire convoy couldn't stop.

Benny The Magnificent (aka Geoffrey)

"Now go! Safe in the knowledge of foresight. For Benny the Magnificent knows all things."

A travelling "fortune teller" that Gabriel encounters throughout his journey.

  • Epic Fail: His attempts to "teleport" away after making a less than convincing prediction. All end in embarrassment.
  • The Goggles Do Nothing: Has a pair of goggles. on his wizard hat for some reason.
  • Large Ham: His routine tends to go this way.
  • Know When To Fold Them: Decides to get out of the fortune telling business after a Hobbe attack almost kills him. Subverted when he then decides a career in catrocology (balding cats) beckons. That and his final prediction is spot on.
  • Magic Staff: It looks the part, but it's probably just for show.
  • The Magnificent: Though it's really just Geoffrey.
  • Nice Hat
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Much to Gabriel's vocal confusion he somehow manages to continually get ahead of him throughout his journey.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Theresa shows up his skills up by giving him a detailed run down of who he is, where he's going and how he will come to rethink his life after being attacked by hobbes. When Gabriel tells her it wasn't very nice, she points out he "should have seen it coming."
  • Phony Psychic / Not-So-Phony Psychic: Zig-Zagged. His predictions seem vague and silly, yet still hold some truth regarding Gabriel's future. He does predict his meeting with Theresa and some of the circumstances around it. Though Gabriel only continues hearing him out due to morbid curiosity, after dismissing his talents (or lack thereof) on their first encounter. Benny's final prediction before retiring from the psychic business is amusingly his most accurate, predicting Gabriel's quest and it's importance. Once they ride off Gabriel notes this to Theresa who dismisses it, claiming he's bound to fluke one good prediction now and again.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: Though he lacks the skills associated with them, at least he's dressed for the part.


"Ol' Bessy here must have scared 'em off."

A woodsman from Woodseed, a once thriving town in Thorndeep. Fergus is the last remaining settler in the forest, everyone else having fled or died. Gabriel rescues him after finding him captured by a group of Hobbes in a long abandoned mine.

  • Badass Normal: Your intial impression is he'd have to to be pretty badass to have survived this long alone in Thorndeep. Subverted given the fact he ran away in fear when his wife was attacked by Balverines. Played straight when he eventually redeems himself against scores of Balverines and more impressively the Devourer.
    • Badass Beard: His facial hair earns the distinction of belonging to a Badass when he saves Gabriel.
  • Dirty Coward: Felt he was such after leaving his wife Peg to die at the hands of Balverines. He was too afraid to stand his ground and fight them off.
  • Death Seeker: Once he's finally found his wife body, he has little else to live for. He asks Gabriel not to heal his wounds as "he's already home." Home being beside his wife's final resting place.
  • I Call Her "Vera": Bessy his beloved blunderbuss. Though she's largely useless until the Devourer takes an (indirect) hit from her.
  • My Greatest Failure: Ran for his life in fear rather than trying to fight off the Balverines coming for his wife. And has regretted his weakness ever since. To the point that finding her remains is all that's keeping him going.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Overcomes his fear to save Gabriel from the Devourer, a creature infinitely more terrifying than a balverine, getting mortally wounded in the process.
  • Together in Death: Why he chooses to die beside Pegs body.


"I don't want my life to be inevitable. I want it to be exciting."

A young woman that Gabriel comes across in Miremoor. Her tribes caravans were ambushed by hobbes and she is unsure if her father (or anyone else) managed to escape. It turns out her father and tribe are in fact a fabrication. Betty is actually the Temptress biding her time to strike.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: