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Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Current Alias

Aliases
Little Miss Nibs, Her Royal Nibs

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation

Relatives
Rose Red (twin sister); Bigby Wolf (husband); Prince Charming (ex-husband); The North Wind (father-in-law); seven children

Universe

Base Of Operations

Legal Status
Snow White is a recognized member of royalty from the Homelands, but does not have recognized citizenship in the United States

Characteristics
Gender

Eyes

Hair

Unusual Features
Despite various fairy tale depictions, Snow White does not actually have "white" skin. He complexion is the same as that of any member of the caucasian race.<

Status
Citizenship

Marital Status

Occupation
Director of Operations, and Deputy Mayor of Fabletown

Origin
Origin
Snow White was born in a small cottage in the fairy tale reality known as the Homelands where she lived with her twin sister, Rose Red. In their youth, they were inseparable, swearing to each other that nothing would ever come between them.

Place of Birth
The Homelands (also known by various other names)

Creators

First appearance

Contents

History

Early in her life, Snow White met Prince Charming who found Snow alone in an abandoned cottage. Snow left with him, leaving Rose Red behind, upsetting her greatly.

Snow married Charming and the two were happy for a time. He promised her anything she desired as a wedding gift; to his surprise, she asked him for fencing lessons. Feeling that this was inappropriate for a woman, particularly a noble one, Charming attempted to dissuade her, but she remained resolute and he agreed. Time passed and Snow, despite her own feeling that she would never improve, gradually did so. It was at about that time that the first dwarf corpse was discovered, roughly hacked to death. Realizing that the King of the dwarf kingdom located under their own would want to know what happened to his subject, Charming ordered an investigation. A week later, a second body was located, killed in a somewhat neater fashion, stabbed through more than hacked. In the meantime, Snow's lessons continued, and she frequently took long rides through the countryside alone.

By the time the fourth body was located, the King of the dwarf kingdom was becoming increasingly angry at the death of his subjects in the upper world. He threatened the possibility of war between the kingdoms if the perpetrator was not located swiftly. From him, Charming learned that the four dead were brothers, who shared, with a number of other brothers, a 'diversion cabin' deep within the woods, where the dwarves could briefly visit the upper world and indulge in certain vices in private, including the abduction of the occasional local peasant girl. Snow, in the meantime, told her husband that she wished to discontinue their lessons, claiming that she'd progressed as far as she felt she was likely to.

Facing the increasing possibility of war, Charming increased his efforts. Finally, deep in the woods, the burned-out remains of a cabin was discovered. Inside were the bodies of three dwarves, the last of the brothers, each killed with a single sword thrust to the heart. The cabin had then been burned in an attempt to destroy the evidence. Charming went immediately to the jail, where he instructed the warder to execute the most notorious villain incarcerated therein, a highwayman named Blackbriar Johnny, who was responsible for at least a dozen deaths. Charming had the head of the dead man delivered to the dwarf King, along with a faked confession to the murders. Satisfied that justice had been done, the dwarf King made peace once more.

Charming then had a talk with his wife, noting the interesting coincidence that the murders showed greater proficiency in the killing arts as they progressed, much as Snow's ability with a sword had increased on much the same schedule. He asked about the cottage that he'd found her in, apparently the same one that had been found burnt out, and how she'd told him that she lived there alone. She agreed, commenting that it was unsurprising that others had moved in after she left. Charming was tempted to continue further, to ask if Snow had known the dead dwarves, but elected not to, noting only that everybody had secrets best kept to themselves, something that Snow agreed with, saying that no matter how much she loved him, some details of her past remained hers and hers alone. Charming then suggested that Snow might like to invite Rose Red to live with them, observing that she presumably no longer needed to take her long rides alone.

Snow asked Rose to come and live with them, but the damage to their relationship was already done. To punish Snow, Rose seduced and slept with Charming (although given his tendency towards infidelity, it seems quite likely that much of the impetus came from him), ruining the marriage and driving a wedge between the two sisters that seemed insurmountable. Devastated, Snow divorced Charming. Her movements after that point are unclear, although it seems that she remained part of the nobility.

To this day, Snow refuses to discuss the dwarves and gets quite angry whenever anyone brings them up. While the true facts of the case are still somewhat unclear, the fact that she apparently sought out and eliminated all seven brothers would strongly suggest that she may well have been one of the victims lured into the 'diversion cabin'. Something of the story has clearly become public knowledge in the intervening time, as Beauty was unwise enough to refer to it at one point, although her description of the incident as a "tawdry little adventure" would seem to imply that the real details of the case remain unknown by the general Fable population. Even if they did ultimately leak out somehow, there could be no backlash on Snow, as the events took place prior to the Fabletown Compact and thus are covered by the amnesty.

Escape from the Homelands

Where Snow was when the Adversary's forces began their systematic assault on the Homelands is unknown. What is known is that she and Rose left their home and journeyed to a distant land, searching for a legendary witch's cave which supposedly contained a passage leading to a distant world that would serve as a refuge. Unfortunately, the Adversary's troops were aware of the approximate location of the cave and had assigned troops to apprehend anyone trying to escape through it. The pair were captured and placed in a chain gang, destined to be interrogated for any information useful to the Adversary, then executed.

Fortunately for them, the chain gang was being covertly observed by the Big Bad Wolf, who had appointed himself as the unofficial guardian of the witch's cave (the witch being long gone) and who was the only one who knew its precise location. He attacked the guards, slaughtering them all with ease. While many of the terrified prisoners attempted to flee, Snow and Rose faced the newcomer, Snow taking up a nearby sword to defend herself with. Apparently amused by their defiance, the Wolf explained that he had no intention of eating them and that he found much more amusement in frustrating the Adversary by helping Fables reach safety. His only condition was that he must be allowed to take a small taste of each of them, to ensure that none of them were agents of the enemy trying to sneak through to spy on the fugitive Fables. Coming to the conclusion that she had little choice but to trust him, Snow was the first to allow the Wolf to taste her flesh. Passing the test, Snow, Rose and their fellow prisoners were escorted to the cave and escaped through into the mundane world, arriving in approximately the year 1450.

Governing Fabletown

Snow was part of the Fabletown government from the moment the small community was set up in New York, then known as New Amsterdam. Because of their previous meeting, two hundred years earlier, it was Snow who was sent to Carpathia to ask the Big Bad Wolf to join them, carrying the lycanthropy-stained knife that would give him the ability to shapeshift and come to adopt the persona of Bigby Wolf. She was also sent as an envoy to the Arabian Fables where she found herself having to keep the Sultan amused with various tales (as seen in 1001 Nights of Snowfall). Snow gradually rose up through the ranks of government, until she became assistant to deputy mayor Ichabod Crane. When Crane resigned in the mid-1990's after 115 years in the job, facing accusations of embezzlement and sexually harassing Snow, she took over as deputy mayor, becoming largely responsible for the day-to-day running of the community, assisted by Boy Blue.

Snow dealt with numerous incidents during her relatively short tenure as deputy mayor. Among these were an attempted rebellion by the non-human Fables up at the Farm facility, who, angered by their enforced confinement, revolted, intending to assault the Homelands using mundane weaponry adapted for their own use. Snow successfully stopped the revolt, but was shot in the head by Goldilocks. Her popularity as a Fable saved her, but she was in a coma for six weeks, and walks with a cane to this day. The situation did, however, have the effect of finally clearing the air between her and Rose Red. She appointed Rose as the new administrator for the Farm, a position that the former party girl found herself to be unexpectedly good at, to the point where she even enjoyed it. Snow also masterminded the defence of Fabletown during the attack by the Adversary's wooden soldiers.

Unbeknown to her, Bigby Wolf (now sheriff of Fabletown) had developed a romantic interest in her. When she discovered this, during the events surrounding the apparent murder of her sister, Snow rebuffed him immediately, but Bigby remained undeterred. Eventually, after a sequence of events where they were entranced and sent out into the wilderness to be murdered by Goldilocks, she came to realize that she did have some feeling for him, telling him that were he to ask her out for a date, she would be interested. Unfortunately, it quickly transpired that, under the effects of the enchantment, the two had slept together, with the result that Snow had fallen pregnant. When confronted with this, Bigby admitted that he had known that it had occurred (due to his highly developed senses), but that he had chosen not to mention it at the time so that she would be able to focus properly on the crisis at hand. This shook her faith in the Wolf and she refused to discuss it with him for some time. However, after Bigby's last minute return saved the day during the Battle of Fabletown, she realized that she truly did love him.

With the arrival of their children, however, a new problem appeared. Only one of the six children looked fully human, meaning that they could not possibly stay in Fabletown and would have to move up to the Farm, where Bigby was banned from going. Bigby tried to persuade Snow to come and live with him and their children out in the world somewhere, in a deep forest where they could live in complete privacy, but Snow found herself unable to break the rules that she'd followed for so long. Resigning her position as deputy mayor, which she'd been intending to do anyway, as her former husband, Prince Charming, had recently risen to the post of mayor, she moved to the Farm. Bigby left Fabletown, too, going into self-imposed exile.

The Farm

Arriving at the Farm, Snow began to settle in, but her early time there was marred by a series of unexplained deaths. Bigby's father, the North Wind, who arrived to see his grandchildren some weeks after the first deaths, revealed that the killer was a rogue zephyr, a corrupted form of his kind, generally terminated at birth. This information, combined with a card from Frau Totenkinder making a reference to seven children, gave Snow the answer. The zephyr was Snow and Bigby's seventh child. The child finally came to Snow, who explained that he would have to survive on normal air. Knowing that the child could not stay, Snow sadly sent him out into the world with instructions to find Bigby.

Snow continued to raise the remaining children. The North Wind helped to train them in the use of their abilities: they could take on a fully human or fully wolf form and needed to learn how to walk, as flight was their original default. Snow kept their father in their minds, giving them presents ostensibly from him and creating replies to the letters that they wrote to him.

Finally, after several years, Bigby reappeared on the scene, having made a deal with Prince Charming that made an isolated valley on the edge of the Farm lands his territory. As this was no longer part of the Farm, Bigby would be able to live there. He hoped that Snow and their children would join him. He proposed to Snow, who accepted. The pair were married, with King Cole presiding over the wedding and Rose acting as Snow's maid of honor.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Immortality: As a Fable, Snow White is immortal. Her exact age is unknown, but it has been established that she is well over three-hundred years old.

    Abilities

Snow White has excellent management skills, and practically runs all of Fabletown by herself. She is also a fair hand-to-hand combatant and is skilled in the art of fencing.

Notes

  • The character of Snow White is based upon the fairy tale character featured in the collected works of the Brothers Grimm, and later by Walt Disney for the 1937 animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs feature film.
  • The character of Snow White is germane to an insular reality separate from that of the mainstream DC Universe.

Trivia

  • Snow White is very touchy concerning her experiences with the Dwarfs, and most other Fables know better than to broach the subject with her.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

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Muppet

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From Muppet Wiki

Snow White is the title character from a European fairy tale, most commonly associated with the Brothers Grimm. Several versions of the story have been told and retold over the years, but the most popular is Disney's 1937 feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which first gave The Seven Dwarves distinct personalities and names.

Muppet Characters

  • A 1971 Sesame Street segment featured Snow White visiting the home of the six dwarves. She had to count the dwarves a number of times before she was convinced that she had the wrong house. (EKA: Episode 0279)

References

  • The Muppet Babies episode "Snow White and the Seven Muppets" loosely adapted the story.
  • A Sesame Street News Flash sketch features a spoof in which the dwarves are named Surprised, Sad, Proud, Lovey, Fearful, Cheerful, and Angry.
  • Another Sesame Street News Flash segment features Kermit interviewing a witch who asks her mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all -- a direct reference to the Snow White story.
  • In The Great Santa Claus Switch, Lothar comes out of a steaming cauldron and is told by Cosmo Scam to tell him what he wants to hear. Lothar jokes that he wants to know who is the fairest of them all, another reference to the Mirror on the Wall from the Snow White story. Later in the special, when Cosmo has lost Santa's reindeer, he tries to get them back by calling them Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy and Dopey.
  • In Labyrinth, Sarah owns a copy of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves".
  • On Sesamstrasse, Wolle and Pferd did a sketch were Wolle was the queen and Pferd the magic mirror that was very wavering about who was the most beautiful in the country.
  • Several dwarves appear issue 2 of The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg-Leg Wilson. Three dwarves are away in a production of The Three Little Pigs, prompting one dwarf to comment that "the days of the 10 dwarves are numbered". Additionally, one dwarf asks if they shoudl sing "The Hi Ho Song", referrign to "Heigh Ho".
  • In Follow That Bird, Big Bird wants to play make believe with Donny and Marie Dodo, suggesting that Big Bird can be Snow White, and the Dodos can be the seven dwarves.
  • In the Abby's Flying Fairy School online game, "Sleeping Bloggy", Abby brings the poison apple for show and tell and claims Snow White is her babysitter.
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