|“||A boy dreaming of greatness. Of one day being a Hero. Sometimes he imagined himself as a noble knight...or a powerful wizard. And other times he dreamt he'd be an evil warrior. But in all his dreams of greatness, he could not possibly imagine the power of the destiny that lay before him.||„|
|~ The Narrator|
The Hero of Oakvale is the main protagonist in both Fable and its expansion, Fable: The Lost Chapters. He is the only playable character in both of the said games. His name is never directly mentioned in the games, but he is often referred to as "The Hero", "Farmboy", or simply "Boy" by his associates. The people of Albion call this Hero by his customizable Hero title (purchased via Title Vendor), which is always "Chicken Chaser" at the beginning of the game. His appearance is also able to be changed, and thus depends on the player's preferences.
The Hero of Oakvale as a young boy is recruited into the Guild of Heroes after his hometown of Oakvale is destroyed by bandits and his entire family is assumed killed. After graduating from the Guild, he embarks on a quest to discover why his town was attacked.
In the cut scenes narrated by The Guildmaster, he is depicted as having long dark brown or black hair, and clean shaven. His outfit changes in almost every one of the cut scenes. He is the most powerful Hero in Albion, because of his ancient bloodline leading back to the rulers of the Old Kingdom: the Archon. Because of this, he is a master of the three Hero traits; Strength, Skill and Will and one of the strongest Heroes of all time.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 6-A
Name: The Hero of Oakvale; The Hero; Farmboy; Chicken Chaser
Age: Mid 20s chronologically by the end of the game
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Archer, Master Swordsman, Adept hand to hand combatant, Through use of Will powers: Fire Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Teleportation, Regeneration and Healing (Mid-Low), Able to amplify physical stats through magic for a limited amount of time, able to erect a magical barrier around his body to protect himself from harm, Summoning of ethereal swords and the souls of defeated foes, Can generate omnidirectional magical shock-waves
Attack Potency: Multi-Continent level (Defeated Jack of Blades twice, once while he was in possession of the Sword of Aeons and the final time being while in the form of a Dragon prophesied to be the end of the World)
Speed: Supersonic+ (Far superior to Reaver, a Hero that can casually deflect bullets with a cane and can set the ground ablaze from the friction from his movements), Hypersonic+ reflexes/reaction time (Should be capable of reacting to the movement speed he exhibits during Slow Time given precedent set by comparable or weaker characters); Massively Hypersonic+ attack speed via Lightning
Lifting Strength: At least Class M+ (Immensely superior to any form of creature roaming Albion, this is inclusive of Trolls, Krakens, and Dragons)
Durability: Multi-Continent level (Is superior to Jack of Blades and is the second most powerful Hero ever born, being a master of all 3 Heroic Disciplines)
Stamina: Superhuman+ (capable of fighting with a member of the Court of Blades on equal footing), Planetary with magic via power-scaling
Standard Equipment: Avo's Tear, a Guild Seal, a Bow and quiver full of arrows
Intelligence: An extremely adept combatant and one of the only heroes in the history of Albion to have mastered all three disciplines. He also engineered his escape from a supposedly inescapable prison and bested Jack of Blades in combat on two separate occasions.
Weaknesses: Has a limited supply of Will Energy to use for spells, and he must either use a potion or wait for it to recharge should he run out. However, it is possible that this was exaggerated for game balance, as his descendants bore a virtually limitless supply of Will Energy.
- Lightning: Creates an arc of pure energy which leaps from the fingertips of the caster to the target.
- Fireball: Creates a ball of fire in the palm of the caster's hand, which can be sent hurtling towards a target when released. Can be charged to generate larger explosions and deal more damage.
- Enflame: Blasts the area surrounding the caster with a wave of fire. Can also send enemies flying backwards, giving the caster more room to breathe when surrounded
- Battle Charge: Propels the caster forward at a great speed enough speed to set the ground ablaze, smashing into anything in their path and blasting all nearby aside.
- Multi Strike: Imbues the user's blade with the ability to strike multiple times with a single blow. The higher the user's level of mastery, the more blows they can stack.
- Divine Fury: This devastating spell channels the white-hot fury of the gods into concentrated beams that hit all foes within a certain radius.
- Infernal Wrath: This formidable, dark spell calls forth vortexes of energy from the nether realms. A portal opens beneath each victim, draining their life into the underworld.
- Physical Shield: Surrounds the caster with a protective sphere of energy that will absorb all damage at the expense of Will, until the caster has no Will remaining. The shield will be removed if the spell is cast again.
- Berserk: Sends the caster into a hulking frenzy, increasing speed and strength, while conversely decreasing reason and civilized manners.
- Assassin Rush: Propels the caster through space in an instant, allowing the Hero to phase through attacks and teleport to a target's vulnerable backside to counterattack.
- Heal Life: Allows the caster to trade in his magical energy for regenerating from wounds at an accelerated pace. This regeneration can also be passed on to non-hostile entities in the vicinity.
- Ghost Sword: Summons ethereal blades from the netherworld to do battle on behalf of the caster.
- Multi Arrow: Once this spell is cast, each arrow fired is magically transformed into a multitude of lethal projectiles, causing much greater damage. Higher levels of mastery generate even more arrows. One can keep track of the number of shots the Hero has left using Multi-Arrow by counting the number of light motes swirling around them. Each mote represents a shot using Multi-Arrow.
- Force Push: Generates a powerful shock-wave which radiates out from the caster, sending nearby enemies sprawling. Useful when greatly outnumbered.
- Slow Time: Affects the very fabric of time itself, slowing everything around the Hero to a crawl while leaving the caster immune.
- Summon: Wrenches a creature's soul from the netherworld to help the caster in battle. If this creature kills another, it is replaced by the soul of the newly fallen victim.
- Turncoat: This insidious spell manipulates the enemy's mind whilst the caster is close enough, gradually turning the target into an unwitting ally.
- Drain Life: A singularly unpleasant spell, Drain Life allows the caster to heal himself by sapping the life force of his enemies.