|First Appearance||"Fables 4" (Flashback)|
|Last Appearance||"Jack of Fables #50"|
|Death Issue||"Jack of Fables #50"|
|Cause of Death||Burned to death by Jack Horner.|
|Original Source||The Wonderful Wizard of Oz|
|Cowardly Lion as he is burned by Jack Horner's fire.|
Cowardly Lion was a fable that first appears in Fables 4.
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.