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  Ichabod Crane
Ichabod Crane (Fables)
a.k.a. Icky
Species Fable, Human
Hair Grey
Eyes Green
Homeworld Sleepy Hollow
Occupation Fabletown Deputy Mayor (formerly)
First Appearance "Fables 22"
Last Appearance "Fables 54" (Flashback)
Death Issue "Fables 22"
Cause of Death Hit in the head with a statue by Bigby.
Status Dead
Original Source The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Ichabod Crane death
Crane is hit in the head with a statue by Bigby.
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Ichabod Crane is a character that appears briefly in the Fables series. His history in Fabletown is greatly expanded upon in The Wolf Among Us.



As Hansel committed global witch hunts against innocent Mundys in the mundane world, Crane turned a blind eye as the man wasn't breaking Fabletown law.[1] Crane eventually became Fabletown's deputy mayor under King Cole with Snow White as his assistant. He held the position for almost 115 years.[2]

The Wolf Among UsEdit

Main article: The Wolf Among Us


Crane was tracked down by Cinderella in Paris under Sheriff Bigby Wolf's orders. Cindy posed as a double agent for the Adversary and positioned herself as Crane's lover. During their relationship, Crane was willing to give away Fabletown secrets and side with the Adversary. Cindy tricked Crane into signing a confession and gathered enough evidence to charge Crane of treason, with Bigby bringing up the charges that drove him to leave Fabletown in the first place, including embezzlement and his less than professional interest in Snow White.[2]

Outside of Fabletown jurisdiction, Bigby sentenced Crane and killed him himself, hitting him in the head with a statue and leaving the body to be discovered by French authorities.[2]


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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 Mother BirdieMaddyProsperoGrandoursMorganSomeoneTotenkinderOzmaKadabra
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
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