|snow is (fair) wrote,|
@ 2014-03-17 19:42:00
Source work and author: Fables, Bill Willingham, Snow White
Character Name: Snow White
Character Age: Centuries old, but looks to be in her early-mid twenties
Character Played By: Olivia Wilde
Character History and Personality: Snow White’s life was a fairytale, surely, but she wouldn’t always call it a happy one. She came from simple beginnings, her and her twin, Rose Rose, in a small cottage helping out stray forest creatures who turn out to be princes. As one does. After they sheltered a bear during a long winter they tried to help an angry dwarf, the first of many dwarves Snow White would come to hate, but unintentionally earn his ire. Thankfully the bear returned, killed the dwarf, changed into a handsome prince and promised a double wedding for Snow, Rose Red, himself and his brother. That should have been it, a happy and hopeful ending to their tale. Should, being the operative word.
Their respective parents conspired to keep them apart and Snow was sent to live with her aunt, a queen in a nearby kingdom. The distance made her forget most of her childhood and the promises she made to her sister that nothing would ever come between them. When Snow grew and lovelier than the queen, she was sent into the forest with a hunter charged with cutting out her heart. The hunter spared her instead, though her joy was fleeting. She stumbled onto the cottage of seven dwarves, sons of the dwarf she and Rose had angered, and was at their unfortunate and terrible mercy as their slave for months on end.
The queen found that Snow was still alive she disguised herself as an old woman and her poisoned apples made Snow fall into a death like coma. When the dwarves found their plaything at death’s door they dump her in the forest hoping the creatures there will take care of her. Instead, Prince Charming came to rouse her with a kiss and whisked her away to the castle for their wedding. For a wedding gift she was offered anything she desired and so she asked for fencing lessons. Her odd request was granted and Charming didn’t think too much of it until a slew of dwarf murders started to come in, each killed with a rapier wound. As the body count grew, he noticed the kills became more skilled, which happened to coincide with his wife’s continued fencing lessons and her frequent and solitary rides into the forest.
The prince looked into the matters as best he could, finding stories of the brothers in the forest and when he finally found their home, recalling how he found Snow near there, he spotted the bodies of the last of the dwarfs there. Returning to the castle he executed one of the prisoners in there for the murders of the dwarves and kept peace that way. Though he asked his wife, in hopes of confirming his own suspicion, she only replied that not all secrets should be shared. She was troubled, even he could see that, and when he suggested she invite her long missed sister to live with them, she jumped at the chance.
Snow asked Rose to come but the time they spent apart had killed much of the love between them. Feeling abandoned and their childhood promises broken, Rose seduced Charming, driving the wedge further between them and causing Snow to divorce the prince. Though she kept a bit of her nobility and wealth when she left, it didn’t help her too much in the long run. When the Adversary came to overtake their lands, Snow found Rose and together – with the help of a witch and a wolf; how fortuitous – managed to escape the Homelands and into the mundane world.
In New York, Snow carved out a niche for herself in Fabletown. As the deputy right hand of their mayor, Old King Cole, she oversaw much of the day to day handling of their little town. Cole was the friendly face of the office but Snow, with the help of her assistant Boy Blue and the sheriff Bigby Wolf, really handled everything. It wasn’t the most pleasant of jobs, far from it, but it kept her mind off her personal life, like outrageous and seemingly out of control sisters, or ex-husbands and broken hearts, or the wolfish sheriffs who never do anything to make her life or job any easier.
The emergence of Las Vegas in her mind and in her life turned everything upside down. Saddled with new people to take care of, she took small comfort in the presence of those she knew and a few in who she was starting to get to know. But the constant disappearances of men she relied on made her bristle, and quietly she vowed to stop relying on them. On anyone, really. It was a common vow she made to herself but this time she felt different about it, meant it differently, turning her back on any male who would try to get to know her, lest she be left again. In turn, her heart, oft sought after by princes and queens, froze against any who would try to warm it, and awakened her witch heritage in turn.
Now with dominion over winter and cold, Snow has a grip on her abilities, only just freeing her world from her unintentionally long and cold winter. Still she fears the lack of control and the consequences it brings, and keeps everyone at arm’s length as best as she can. Too well, probably, but she feels the alternative isn't worth it and is quick to remind everyone of this who would tell her otherwise.
Journal/Key: Hers is a little leather journal, the covers as dark as can be, the pages an immaculate white. The key is a deceptively simple one, the shape of an apple one end, a long row of teeth on the other, made from an ever unbending steel.
Storylines: [Despite titles, the roles don’t have to be filled by these actual characters.]