The Empire is the nation that rules over the majority of the Homelands. The Emperor is the official ruler, but Geppetto is the real Adversary. Geppetto's true role is known only be the ruling elite. The empire is cruel and oppressive, not afraid to treat their own people poorly to achieve their goals.


The Empire spans over a thousand worlds. The worlds themselves vary greatly. Each of them has a governor. The governors are given free reign as long as they comply with the law of the Empire.

Worlds that are part of the empire include:



The empire grew out of Geppetto's wood carving business. Some citizens of his own world asked him to replace the count with a puppet because the count was going insane. Word of this spread and soon many nearby kingdoms replaced their rulers with one of Geppetto's puppets. Each puppet was enchanted to be loyal to Geppetto, giving him control over each kingdom they ruled.

As time went on, decided that conquest was faster than using puppets to gain control over new lands. He created the Emperor and began to take kingdoms by force. He instituted a program of conquering for 50 years and then taking 50 years to consolidate their gains. Some people became loyal citizens while others fled to Fabletown. Eventually, he defeated all of the European homeworlds and turned his eyes to the Arabian ones.

War with FabletownEdit

In recent times, the Empire was attacked in two solo missions from Fabletown. Boy Blue killed many of the Empire's officials and attempted to kill even Geppetto himself while Bigby Wolf was able to destroy the Magic Grove. A force of wooden soldiers were unable to destroy the town; rather, they were taken captive.

Shortly after these events, Geppetto called a counsel to determine the fate of Fabletown. The Snow Queen suggested a campaign of plague, fire, ice, and famine to completely devastate the mundane world. Pinocchio was able to stall the plan by pointing out how easily the mundies would retaliate as long as Fabletown could explain what's going on.



Fables Characters
Bigby and Snow's Family BigbySnowRoseYaponchaFei LianYorubaLakeConnerAmbroseWinterBlossomThereseGhostDarienBoreas FrostheartWinterLaudaSnow and Rose's fatherThe Evil Queen
Business Office ColeCharmingMirrorFrankensteinGudrunBufkinBlue
Fabletown GrimbleJohnPinocchioJackRapunzelCrispinMuffetWebBriarThrushbeardEdmondHobbesKayBluebeard
Tourists MowgliFeathertopCinderella
Beauty and Beast's Family BeautyBlissBeast
Page Family HillaryPriscillaRobin
Jack of Fables JackBabeSamboElsaBrakDormousePecosPaulFrostTinGaryHumptyLuckCowardly LionMacDuffMother GooseMad HatterMarch HareRavenJohn
The Last Castle BearskinRedRed CrossFriarJohnMadagaoBornegascarHermanBritomartRobinBeaucaireTamPellinore
Crow Brothers VulcoJoelEphram
Mundies BethMossCharleneGildaRobertRodriguezGunterBernardGordonSarahMollyNedTommy
Three Little Pigs DunPoseyCarlColin
The Bears PapaMammaBooBoo II
Three Blind Mice LelandPrescottThaddeus
The Giants JohnnyDonnyLonny
The Farm StinkyReynardSunflowerNobleWalrusChicken LittleRabbitPussHareTortoiseCheshire CatDickoryGatorRed CapLouieBagheeraKaaClaraMoleBillYellow BirdWilfredPeteArrowPeterWolfWeylandToadShere KhanRexGoldilocksRobin
Knights of Malta Hospital SwineheartSpratt
Civil War NickDeathSally
The Wooden Soldiers LouDrewHughArloRandolph
Operation Chambermaid DuffyRonaldMichaelZilmerJoeyJohnJamesHarpWechsler
Kingdom of Haven FlycatcherRideGretelBrumpGrinderBobLancelot
13th Floor Fairy WitchMaddyProsperoGrandoursMorganSomeoneTotenkinderOzmaKadabra
Police Department JonesBishopTrevorHankBarry
The Empire LumiGeppettoRodneyJuneNome KingKamarandUmilKroakMudsnipeStrapfiddleBright DayDark NightRadiant SunBaba YagaHanselEmperorMuddlecockHinterfoxOrmBloomChernomorThrokOgren
Arabian Fables SinbadAladdinHakimAliYusuf
Shadow Fabletown AnansiSeven BrothersTugarin ZymeyevichDorothy GaleIvan DurakMeng Chiang-Nu
Mr. Dark's Forces BrandishDarkWitherlings
Agents of Hope HopeSantaMatch GirlBride
Miscellaneous Characters JackScarecrowMistralSquallWhiffPorky PineGingerbread ManDonSanchoApolloTukarOld WormIchabodMaidDunstar
Living characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue.