|Family||Rose Red(sister), Prince Charming (ex-husband), Bigby Wolf (husband), North Wind (father-in-law), Winter (mother-in-law), Darien Wolf (son), Conner Wolf (son), Ambrose Wolf (son), Blossom Wolf (daughter), Therese Wolf (daughter), Winter Wolf (daughter), Ghost Wolf (son)|
|Occupation||Fabletown Deputy Mayor (formerly)|
|First Appearance||Fables #001|
|Original Source||Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Snow-White and Rose-Red|
Snow White is the Director of Operations of Fabletown and King Cole's Deputy Mayor. She is the real power behind the throne of Fabletown, responsible for all policy and administrative decisions. She is the older sister of Rose Red.
Snow White is an efficient administrator but finds it difficult forming emotional attachments. Her ex-husband, Prince Charming, claimed that she has been betrayed and abandoned by everyone she has ever loved, including her step-mother, her sister Rose Red, and Prince Charming himself. Snow has been shown to have taken the failure of her marriage to Charming very hard having never allowed herself to fall in love, and since the founding of Fabletown she has attended the annual Remembrance Day celebration on her own.
In recent years, however, she has formed a strong, romantic relationship with Fabletown's sheriff, Bigby Wolf, who has been attracted to her for centuries.
She is incredibly popular among the Mundies, to the extent that being shot in the head was not enough to kill her. She eventually recovered, although for a while she was prone to having dizzy spells and hard to carry a cane. She also had a crescent shaped scar on her head. However, both of these side-effects disappeared gradually over time.
Snow White and Rose Red were born into a poor peasant family. They were incredibly close as they grew up, promising each other that they would be best friends forever. At some point in her early life, she had a bad experience with seven dwarfs, possibly being raped by them. Eventually, Snow White met and fell in love with Prince Charming, becoming his first wife. Shortly after, she asked for fencing lessons as her wedding present. It's possible she used her lessons to kill the seven dwarfs, but it was never proven. Rose Red felt betrayed and abandoned, and grew to resent her sister. Snow eventually sent for Rose to come and live with her and Charming, but by then it was too late. Snow soon discovered Rose and Charming having an affair - she disowned Rose and divorced Charming.
Following the Adversary's invasion of her kingdom, Snow White and Rose Red fled together, having heard of a gateway to another world beyond the Adversary's reach. Along the way, they found Frau Totenkinder and nursed her back to health. They were separated shortly after. They were both captured by the Adversary's forces and chained up together. Their captors were slain by the Big Bad Wolf, who had taken on the task of guarding the gate. Snow White immediately took up one of her captor's swords to defend herself against the Wolf, and was surprised when the Wolf willingly freed them from their bonds. When the Wolf offered to take her through the gate in exchange for a taste of her flesh (in order to ensure that she was not in the service of the Adversary), she agreed.
In the mundane world, Snow White eventually came to reside in the city called New Amsterdam (which would eventually become known as New York City), where she helped to found Fabletown. When she learned that the Big Bad Wolf had eventually come through the gate to the mundane world himself, she travelled to Carpathia with Feathertop to extend an offer to the Wolf to join them in Fabletown himself. She managed to acquire a magical dagger that allowed him to take human form. He agreed to her offer (unbenknownst to Snow White, this was because he had been unable to get her scent out of his head) and accompanied her back to the New World.
Shortly after dealing with Tommy Sharp, Bigby and Snow White were enchanted by one of Bluebeard's artifacts. They went camping in Washington for several days under the spell. When they were back to normal, they quickly found the Goldilocks was sent by Bluebeard to kill them. Bigby was able to defeat her. Upon returning to Fabletown, Snow White discovered that Bigby had gotten her pregnant.
At some point, Snow White became an ambassador to the Arabian fablelands in order to make an alliance with them against the Adversary. The sultan instead tried to take her as his wife and have her executed the next day, as was the law. Snow escaped this fate by telling the Sultan a story every night for 1001 nights. In exchange, he released her and gave her many gifts including a flying carpet, lamps and rings containing genies, and clockwork soldiers.
The Wolf Among UsEdit
Snow White is one of the main characters in The Wolf Among Us, assisting Bigby in solving the murder of Faith. This is prior to her becoming mayor; during this time she serves as Assistant to the Deputy Mayor, Ichabod Crane. She has an entry in the Book of Fables.
Snow White may seem cold, but this stems from her life of mistreatment and abuse back in the Homelands. After escaping assault and imprisonment, not to mention an attempt on her life, she married Prince Charming. It wasn't long before Snow discovered that Charming cheated on her with her estranged sister, Rose Red, and she divorced him. After the Exodus, Snow focused her attention on setting up a safe haven for Fables in the New World. She now serves as Assistant to the Deputy Mayor of Fabletown.
Snow White is based on the title characters in the fairy tales Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Snow-White and Rose-Red. The two characters are generally considered distinct, but have been conflated to a single character in Fables.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is about a young noblewoman, Snow White, who is left in the care of her wicked stepmother the Queen when her father dies. The Queen, jealous of Snow White's beauty, has a woodsman take her into the woods to kill her. The woodsman spares her, and Snow White takes up lodging with seven dwarfs who live in the forest. The stepmother eventually discovers this, and poisons Snow White with an enchanted apple, sending her into a death-like sleep. She is woken up by Prince Charming, whom she subsequently marries. The Queen is given her comeuppance by being forced to wear red hot shoes and dancing until she dies.
- ↑ "Duel". First published in Fables #16 (October 2003).
- ↑ "Remembrance Day". First published in Fables #4 (October 2002).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "The (Un)Usual Suspects", First published in Fables #2 (August 2002).
- ↑ "Road Trip". First published in Fables #6 (December 2002).
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "The Fencing Lessons" First published in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall.
- ↑ "Twilight of the Dogs". First published in Fables #10 (April 2003).
- ↑ "Diaspora" First published in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall
- ↑ "A Wolf in the Fold". First published in Fables: Legends in Exile (April 2003)
- ↑ Storybook Love Part 1: The Mouse Police Never Sleep. Fables #13
- ↑ Storybook Love Part 2: Into the Woods. Fables #14
- ↑ "Storybook Love Part 4: Road-Runner and Coyote Ugly". First published in Fables #17 (November 2003)
- ↑ "A Most Troublesome Woman. First published in Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall"