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This page lists minor characters featured on Vertigo's Fables, Jack of Fables, Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, Cinderella: Fables Are Forever, Fairest, Fables: The Wolf Among Us, and 1001 Nights of Snowfall published by DC Comics.

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King Arthur

King Arthur and his court appears in flashbacks during The Good Prince story arc, where the spirit of Sir Lancelot tells his story to Flycatcher.
King Arthur
History:
Camelot and the fabled King Arthur set the standard of "true chivalry" for all of Christendom and its legend touched much of the pagan worlds beyond. The Fables graphic novel 1001 Nights of Snowfall reveals that Lancelot, Camelot's most gifted champion, was blessed by Frau Totenkinder, who told him that he would be unbeatable in battle as long as he remained pure and honorable. Lancelot was unbeatable, until he lost his honor by having a love affair with the King's wife, Guinevere. The Knights of the Round Table are referred to in Lancelot's story, and Gawain makes an appearance. Lancelot's betrayal, and the "unforgivable acts" that he perpetrated afterward, split the Round Table and led to the downfall of Camelot. Even though Arthur eventually forgave him, Lancelot couldn't forgive himself. He hanged himself, and became the mysterious Forsworn Knight who appears in the early issues of Fables. Dialog between Flycatcher and Lancelot's ghost reveals that Arthur was eventually laid to rest in a crypt. Arthur appears briefly in flashbacks during the Fables story The Destiny Game.

Princess Alder

Princess Alder is a dryad assigned to be Geppetto's bodyguard by the Grandfather Oak along with her brother, Prince Aspen.
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Prince Aspen

Prince Aspen is a dryad assigned to be Geppetto's bodyguard by the Grandfather Oak along with his sister, Princess Alder.
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Aurac

Aurac was created by Bill Willingham, and first appeared in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. Aurac was the first love of Frau Totenkinder, when she was young. He betrays her, after finding out she is carrying his son, and pays for it.
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Colonel Bearskin

Colonel Bearskin is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. He was the colonel of "Bearskin's Free Company", the Fables who held back the Adversary's forces and tried to hold their last unconquered territory.
Colonel Bearskin
History:
It is said that he fought in many famous battles. He was known for his cunning battle strategies which were the reason that the territory held as long as it did. He also cared for the safety of the people who had loved ones and sent them on the boat to Fabletown. Boy Blue was his orderly, and he gave Boy Blue the witching cloak so Blue would live to tell the tale of the battle and so he could escape to be with Red Riding Hood. He was the one of the last of the Fables that stayed to fight to be killed; he was stabbed in the side and died slowly while the Adversary's troops mocked him.

Benton, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Benton first appeared in flashbacks in the Fables: The Wolf Among Us 22. Elizabeth is one of Mary's "friends", who constantly criticizes and belittles her. When Mary tells her that she has a secret "gentleman caller", Elizabeth doesn't believe her and ridicules Mary. Some time after Mary is brutally murdered, Elizabeth hosts a Halloween party. Afterwards, she - along with Jane and Henrietta - hold a candlelight vigil for Mary. However, in doing so, they unintentionally summon the wrath of Bloody Mary, who steps out of the mirror and lunges at Elizabeth.
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Beowulf

Beowulf appeared in a flashback in the Fables: The Wolf Among Us 11, and based on Beowulf from the story of the same name Beowulf. He is a legendary hero who defeated the monster Grendel.
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History:

After terrorizing Norse mead halls, the creature Grendel faced Beowulf, who managed to defeat Grendel and rip his arm off.

Billy Goat

Billy Goat is a Fable that resides at The Farm and first appears in the ninth issue. He is based on the character from the story Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Britomart

Britomart is a Homelands character. Her final action before being killed, was throwing her magical spear, which would find any target she set for it, killing the general leading the Adversary's forces.
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The Butcher, the Baker and the Candlestickmaker

The Butcher, the Baker and the Candlestickmaker are a group of three Fables that live in Fabletown performing said jobs for the community. They were most likely based on characters from Rub-a-dub-dub.
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History:
Fabletown

The Butcher, Baker and Candlestickmaker in Fabletown are actually moles planted by Mr. Revise to check on their residents. They fled when outed by Jack Horner.("You Don't Know Jack") Despite their true nature, they joined in the celebration of the wedding of Bigby and Snow White, and even bore gifts for them.("Happily Ever After")

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The real Butcher, Baker and Candlestickmaker are inmates at the Golden Boughs. When the Golden Boughs are destroyed they, as the rest of the inmates, take refuge in a small mundy dinner, over time they took over the place. They are killed by a dragon in the final battle of the Jack of Fables book.

Cendrée

Cendrée is a Homelands character. He was an enchanter and blacksmith who forged the Maerorgladi
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Prince Charming's Father

Prince Charming's Father is a Homelands character whose first appears in flashbacks in the Fables prequel 1001 Nights of Snowfall.
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The Cowardly Lion

The Cowardly Lion was a Fable that first appears in the fourth issue.
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History:
Like several other Oz-characters, the Cowardly Lion was first seen in flashbacks during the Fables: Legends in Exile story arc, while fleeing the Adversary's forces. In the Fables spin-off, Cinderella: Fables Are Forever, it is revealed that he, along with, the Tin Man, Dorothy Gale and Toto, was on the run from the Adversary's forces for years, before the group made it into the mundy world in the year of 1943. The Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man decided to live out on the Jersey pine barrens rather than staying at the Farm, while Dorothy went on to live as a killer for hire among the mundys. At some point years later, all of them were captured by Mr. Revise's people and imprisoned at the Golden Boughs. When Mr. Revise reluctantly allowed the revised Fables to be restored back to their original self, and the Cowardly Lion learns that he was actually vicious lion looking for restraint before he was revised. In the series' final issue, in a chaotic battle with Jack Horner, who has been transformed into a dragon, the Lion dies when he is caught in Jack's dragon fire.

The Cricket on the Hearth

The Cricket on the Hearth is a Fables character. His first appearance was in "All in a Single Night". He takes Rose Red on a journey on Christmas Eve, in a Fables takes on A Christmas Carol. "The Cricket on the Hearth" is also the name of one of the issue's chapters. The cricket repeatedly calls Rose "Boz", which was Dickens's family nickname and occasional pen-name. He is based on the the cricket from Charles Dickens' novella.
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The Eagle

After Snow White and Rose Red save the dwarf, Coalheart, from the eagle, the eagle is angry and says that for one of them, seven evils await, for the other, the loss of one dear.
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The Fairy Godmother's Sisters

The Fairy Godmother's Sisters are Homelands characters. They were Cinderella's Fairy Godmother's sister fairies. They were implied to have been poisoned by Frau Totenkinder.
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Geirvé

Geirvé is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She was an elder sister to Lauda, whom Lauda killed personally.
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Glass Baby

The Glass Baby first appeared in the Fables: The Wolf Among Us 29, and is the child of Bloody Mary and the Knave of Hearts.
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History:

When Mary conceives a child with the Knave of Hearts, she struggles to give birth, prompting the Knave to cut Mary open and rip out a baby made from glass. Mary dies, while the Knave leaves with the glass baby, planning to use him to flee the kingdom. However, Mary's vengeful reflection Bloody Mary lives on, tracks down the Knave and spitefully shatters the baby by throwing him on the ground. Bloody Mary then collects the shards of the glass baby and shoves them into her skin to keep her child close.

In the Silvering, the Crooked Man removes Bloody Mary's shards and gives them to Abigail Williams, who rebuilds the glass baby. However, Abigail fails to fully revive the baby with the heart of Grendel's mother, so they turn to Aunty Greenleaf to carry out the ritual. Using the baby's powers, the Crooked Man's gang travel to Castle Allerleirauh, where King Edward demands his daughter Faith in return for the magic word to activate his donkey's powers, so the Crooked Man uses the glass baby to travel to Fabletown and abduct Nerissa.

Glinda

Glinda the Good is shown driving her swan chariot during flashbacks in Legends in Exile, while fleeing the Adversary's forces (note that annotations in the Fables Encyclopedia speculate that this may be Apollo,[1] but the figure is clearly a woman). She also appears briefly in flashbacks from Dorothy Gale's adventures in Oz, in Cinderella: Fables Are Forever.
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The Good Witch of the North

The Good Witch of the North appears briefly in flashbacks from Dorothy Gale's adventures in Oz, in Cinderella: Fables Are Forever. She gave Dorothy Gale a pair of magic silver slippers as a reward for killing the Wicked Witch of the East by accident when Dorothy's house landed on her.
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Grendel's Mother

Grendel's Mother first appeared in the Fables: The Wolf Among Us 38. Grendel's mother died in the Homelands long before the Exodus, although her untethered reflection lived on in the Silvering. In the Silvering, Tweedle Dee flirts with Grendel's mother at a bar, and the two eventually go in an alleyway. However, Grendel's mother reveals her intentions are to slaughter and devour Dee, calling him "dumb", but Dee points out that he isn't Dum - that is his brother. Together, Dee and Dum manage to kill Grendel's mother and rip her heart out, bringing it back to the Crooked Man.
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Guinevere

Guinevere appears in flashbacks during The Good Prince story arc, where the spirit of Sir Lancelot tells his story to Flycatcher. The Fables graphic novel 1001 Nights of Snowfall reveals that Lancelot, Camelot's most gifted champion, was blessed by Frau Totenkinder, who told him that he would be unbeatable in battle as long as he remained pure and honorable. Lancelot was unbeatable, until he lost his honor by having a love affair with the King's wife, Guinevere.
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Halldis

Halldis is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She is an elder sister to Lauda.
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Hallerna

Hallerna is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She is an elder sister to Lauda.
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Hans

Clever Hans first appeared in the Fables: The Wolf Among Us 18. After misinterpreting advice from his mother ("Cast your adoring eyes at her"), Hans ends up throwing sheep's eyes at his wife. Following the ordeal, his wife leaves him. In the Exodus, Hans flees to Fabletown with the other Fables, and eventually finds employment at the Pudding & Pie. Hans is present when Sheriff Bigby Wolf arrives at the Pudding & Pie investigating the murders of Faith and Lily, two prostitutes who worked there. After his employer Georgie Porgie dies, Hans seeks employment elsewhere.
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Hel

Hel is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue Farewell. She is a descendant of Bigby Wolf and Snow White.
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Henrietta

Henrietta first appeared in flashbacks in the Fables: The Wolf Among Us 22. Henrietta, as well as Elizabeth and Jane, are friends of Mary until her grisly murder. At a Halloween party, Henrietta and the others hold a candlelight vigil to remember Mary, although Elizabeth mocks the tribute by openly criticizing Mary's faults. Immediately afterwards, Henrietta and Jane see Bloody Mary lunge out of a nearby mirror towards Elizabeth.
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Sir Herman Von Starkenfaust

Sir Herman Von Starkenfaust is a Homelands character. Herman Von Starkenfaust is from Washington Irving's short story The Specter Bridegroom. According to Boy Blue, he turned out not being a ghost after all.
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Holben

Holben is Prince Brandish's brother: Unlike in the fairy tale, the prince does not marry the Snow, nor does his brother marry Rose; Holben makes it clear that he has no wish to marry Rose Red, and their father, the king, is against letting Brandish marry a common peasant girl.
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The Huntsman

The Huntsman is a Homelands character whose first appears in flashbacks during the Rose Red and Camelot story arcs, playing the same role as he does in the fairy tale. In the Fairest story arc Of Men and Mice, it is established that he is a resident of Fabletown. It is implied that he and Crispin are close friends; when Crispin is in a coma after a bomb attack meant for Cinderella, the huntsman remains at Crispin's bedside for days.
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Ísond

Ísond is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She was an elder sister to Lauda.
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Jane

Jane first appeared in flashbacks in the Fables: The Wolf Among Us 22. Jane, as well as Elizabeth and Henrietta, are friends of Mary until her grisly murder. At a Halloween party, Jane and the others hold a candlelight vigil to remember Mary, although Elizabeth mocks the tribute by openly criticizing Mary's faults. Immediately afterwards, Jane and Henrietta see Bloody Mary lunge out of a nearby mirror towards Elizabeth.
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John Small

John Small is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. He was a member of the Merry Men and died alongside Bearskin's Free Company.
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Káta

Káta is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She was an elder sister to Lauda.
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Kesa

Kesa is a Homelands character. She is one of Lumi's's three sisters and aunt to Jack Frost II. Kesa is the Summer Queen and summer would reign where she dwelled.
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Kevat

Kevat is a Homelands character. She is one of Lumi's's three sisters and aunt to Jack Frost II. Kevat is the Spring Queen, and she brought April showers and May flowers wherever she stayed.
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The King of Bornegascar

The King of Bornegascar is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. He was an old enemy of the King of Madagao and a character from Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce.
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The King of Madagao

The King of Madagao is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. He was an old enemy of the King of Bornegascar and a character from Fantastic Fables by Ambrose Bierce.
King of Madagao

The King of the Golden Realm

The King of the Golden Realm is a first appeared in Fables #96 in flashbacks. He is the father to Prince Brandish and Holben. He was totally against letting his Brandish marry a Snow White, especially knowing that her mother was witch. Meeting Lauda in secret, he ordered for Snow's death. Unbeknownst to him, Lauda faked Snow's death and had Snow move in with the Evil Queen. When the Empire rose, the King mortgaged half his kingdom to stay in power.
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Kolbrún

Kolbrún is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She was an elder sister to Lauda.
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Lauda's Husband

Lauda's Husband is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue Generations. He is the deceased husband of Lauda, and father to Snow White and Rose Red. He was killed within a year of his daughters' birth by his evil sister, The Queen of the Silver Realm.
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Lif

Lif is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She was an elder sister to Lauda.
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King Louie

King Louie, only referred to as King, is a Fable that resides at The Farm and first appears in the seventh issue. He is based on the character from the story The Jungle Book.

 In Fables, Louie is wrongly described as a "Kipling" character; on his official forums, Fables author Bill Willingham cited Louie's appearance in Fables as "a very good example on why it's best to go back to the source material before one embarks on a major story, rather than rely on often faulty memory of which characters were original canon and which weren't."[2]

King Louie
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He is one of the revolutionaries who wish to overthrow the Fabletown government out of resentment at the apparent second-class status of Fables. Due to his peripheral involvement, he is given a sentence of hard labor — twenty years, reduced to five years conditional on good behavior.

Maid Marian

Maid Marian is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. Maid Marian's first appearance was early on in the series, in flashbacks during Fables 4, where she can be seen among a large group of Fables fleeing the Adversary’s forces. She is killed when the invaders took Robin Hood's lands.
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Minister Muddlecock

Minister Muddlecock is a Homelands character that first appeared inThe Saint George Syndrome: Chapter Two of Homelands. He acted as a scribe who took notes in one of most important meeting in the Empire, he was "retired" after his duties were done in Over There: Part Four of Sons of Empire; The Road to Paradise.
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Nauma

Nauma is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She was an elder sister to Lauda.
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King Pellinore

The ancient King Pellinore is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. His rusty armor kept trying to fall apart during his weeks defending the Gateway, and his squire had to follow him around, retrieving the pieces that were dropped off in his way.
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The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe is a Fable that resides at The Farm and first appears in the seventh issue. She is based on the character from the story There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
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The Prince

The Prince is a Homelands character. He had an affair with Rapunzel and got her pregnant. When Rapunzel was disowned and went looking for him, the Fairy Godmother prevented him from reuniting with her.
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Rangi

Rangi is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue Farewell. He was the husband of Lumi, the Snow Queen, whom she freezes to death.
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The Red Cross Knight

The Red Cross Knight is a Homelands character. The Red Cross Knight, who almost won the battle all on his own, and could not be beaten, "not by goblin or troll or giant. Not by the dozens or the hundreds." He was finally killed when the enemy set a dragon against him.
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The Red Riding Hood Impostor

The Red Riding Hood impostor is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. She was a fable that was disguised as Red Riding Hood and had a relationship with Boy Blue. She ran out into a swarm of goblins after she thought that Boy Blue had died.
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Robin Hood

Robin O'The Woods (also known as Robin Hood or "Loxley") is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. When the last ship out of the Homelands was leaving, Robin Hood (previously seen in flashbacks in the Legends in Exile story arc, while fleeing the Adversary's forces) chose to stay behind and defend the Gateway, to avenge his Marian, who was killed when the invaders took his lands.
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Scarecrow

Scarecrow is a Homelands character.

 Scarecrow's first appearance was early on in the series, in flashbacks during the fourth issue, where he can be seen among a large group of Fables fleeing the Adversary’s forces. He is most likely based on the same named character from the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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The Seven Dwarves

The Seven Dwarves were Homelands characters who first appeared in flashbacks in the Fables prequel 1001 Nights of Snowfall.
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In their first appearance, Prince Charming is investigating a series of murders around his kingdom. The victims are revealed to be the Seven Dwarfs, whereas the killer turns out to be Charming’s wife, Snow White. The flashback sections of the Rose Red story arc reveals that unlike in the fairy tale, the dwarfs treated Snow badly and turned her into their slave, abusing her physically and sexually. It is also revealed that the dwarfs were the sons of the dwarf from Snow White and Rose Red. More flashbacks are seen in the Camelot story arc, where it is revealed that Snow White was their prisoner for several years. The story also shows what actually happened when she killed one of them.

Stulla

Stulla is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall. She was a member of the Running River Tribe, rival of the Fog Mountain Tribe. She was married to Aurac to stem a conflict between their two tribes.
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Syala

Syala is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She was an elder sister to Lauda.
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Syksy

Syksy is a Homelands character.

 She is one of Lumi's's three sisters and aunt to Jack Frost II. Syksy is the Autumn Queen and where she lived it would be fall.

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Tam Lin

Tam Lin is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. He claimed to be the knight loved by the queen of the faeries. He had a reputation of a scoundrel, but after winning a place for himself on the last ship out of the Homelands, he gave it to his young page instead.
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Tin Woodsman

The Tin Woodsman was a Fable that first appeared in fourth issue.
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History:
The Tin Man was first seen in flashbacks during the Fables: Legends in Exile story arc, while fleeing the Adversary's forces. In the Fables spin-off, Cinderella: Fables Are Forever, it is revealed that he, along with the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy Gale and Toto made it into the mundy world in the year of 1943, having been on the run from the Adversary's forces for years. The Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion decided to live out on the Jersey pine barrens rather than staying at the Farm, while Dorothy went on to live as a killer for hire among the mundys. At some point years later, all of them were captured by Mr. Revise's people and imprisoned at the Golden Boughs. The Tin Man used to have all sorts of appendages attached to his body, including tin cannons, a rotating saw and a large drill, which were all removed when he was revised. When Bookburner attacked the Golden Boughs, Mr. Revise reluctantly allowed many of the revised Fables to be restored back to their original self, and the Tin Man magically got all of the appendages back. In the final issue of Jack of Fables, the Tin Man and many former prisoners are caught in the middle of a confrontation between Jack Frost and Jack Horner, who has been turned into a dragon. Jack Frost believes that the Tin Man is on the dragon's side and kills him by chopping off his head.

Tobba

Tobba is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She was an elder sister to Lauda.
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Friar Tuck

Friar Tuck is a Homelands character who first appeared in the Fables: The Last Castle. He was a member of the Merry Men and died alongside Bearskin's Free Company.
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Valka

Valka is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue The Peaceable Kingdom. She was an elder sister to Lauda.
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Winter

Winter is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in 1001 Nights of Snowfall. Winter was created by Bill Willingham. Winter is wooed and then abandoned by the North Wind. The result of their mating is a litter of wolves, including Bigby.
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Wolf, Etan

Etan Wolf is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue Farewell. He is a descendant of Bigby Wolf and Snow White. Together with Tannika Wynn, he escorted Rose Red to their family reunion.
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Wynn, Tannika

Tannika Wynn is a Homelands character whose first appearance was in the issue Farewell. She is a descendant of Bigby Wolf and Snow White. Together with Etan Wolf, she escorted Rose Red to their family reunion.
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Yusuf

Yusuf is a Homelands character. He was Sinbad's minister who released a d'jinn from a bottle, in order to destroy Fabletown and its citizens and put him in control of both the European and Arabian fable communities. Unfortunately for him, Frau Totenkinder used her magic powers to warp his language, so that the commands he gave were not what he intended, ultimately leading to his own prolonged demise and the recapture of the d'jinn.
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References

  1. Nevins, Jess, Willingham, Bill, Buckingham, Mark (2013). Fables Encyclopedia. New York. DC Comics. ISBN 978-1-4012-4395-1
  2. Re: Questions for Bill 2009, at Clockwork Storybook; posted June 18, 2009; retrieved December 7, 2012
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