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Rose Red is Snow White's sister, the ex-girlfriend of Jack Horner, and brief fiancée of Bluebeard.

For centuries, Rose's relationship with her sister was defined by wild carousing and partying, serving as an embarrassment to her sister, though the reason for this is apparently resentment that Snow White managed to become so popular a Fable with the Mundanes while she was almost totally forgotten despite the story being about both of them. Snow's then husband Prince Charming got tangled with Rose Red in an adulterous relationship when she had stayed with the couple as Snow White's companion, thus putting an end to the already troubled marriage.

Rose Red is believed to be murdered, until Bigby Wolf solves the mystery: She and Jack had faked her death as part of a complex plan to avoid her impending marriage to Bluebeard after using a great deal of his money to finance one of Jack's ill-fated get-rich-quick schemes.

Later, she and Snow White go up to the Farm for Rose to do as punishment for her faked death, where they are caught up in a revolution. Rose finally finds her niche, managing the Farm, which allowed her to stand equal to her sister, the then-deputy mayor.

She continues to run the Farm, doting on her nieces and nephews, and has occasionally provided assistance to covert operations. Though her life as the original party girl is well behind her, she still maintains a cheerful attitude and independent spirit, evident in how she runs the Farm well, regardless of how the current administration would like her to manage things.

She was briefly involved with Weyland Smith before his death in the battle of Fabletown. Rose was also the one who persuaded her sister to trust Frau Totenkinder and take her with them to the mundane world while they were escaping from the Homelands and the invading armies of the Adversary. She has since shown interest in Boy Blue while overseeing his labor sentence.



  • Power Loss: Fables derive most of their powers from the stories they stem from. However unlike her popular sister, Rose has almost been totally forgotten in her own story and as such is almost as vulnerable to being killed as any normal human.

  • Rose Red usually dresses in red and always has some sort of rose motif in her clothing, even if it is just a scarf tied in the shape of a blossom.



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