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Collectable Painting Logan
Logan
Species Human
Gender Male
Relatives The Hero of Bowerstone (Parent)
Rose (Aunt)
Hero of Brightwall (Younger Sibling)

The Hero of Oakvale (Ancestor)
Theresa (Ancestor)
Brom (Ancestor)
Scarlet Robe (Ancestor)
William Black (Ancestor)
Hero of Southcliff (Ancestor)

Home Bowerstone Castle
Relationships Hero of Brightwall (Ally, if spared)
Reaver (Ally)
Enemies The Crawler
Hero of Brightwall
The Bowerstone Resistance
The Swift Brigade
First Appearance Fable III
Last Appearance Fable III
Status Alive (if spared)
Deceased (if executed)
"This is my Albion; and I will see it destroyed before I surrender it."
— Logan

Logan is the primary (although ersatz) antagonist of the first half of Fable III. He is the tyrannical ruler of the Kingdom of Albion after the death of his parent, the Hero of Bowerstone, and is the Hero of Brightwall's older brother. [1] He is seen as a tyrant due to his treatment of the kingdom and its people, and is seen to "value industry over human suffering".

StoryEdit

As the eldest son of the Hero of Bowerstone, Logan ascends to the monarchy shortly after his/her death, appointing Walter as his royal advisor. Once in power, Logan continued to power Albion's Industrial Revolution, but was nevertheless still seen as a just ruler in the early years of his rule.

Logan's dramatic change from benevolent ruler to ruthless tyrant is revealed later on in the game to be the direct cause of his experience during his expedition to the kingdom of Aurora four years ago. There, he discovered the Darkness and its leader, the Crawler. In the ensuing battle, all of his men were quickly slain, and he would have been killed were it not for Kalin, the new leader of the city. As thanks, he promised the Aurorans that he would protect them from the Darkness, which had readily destroyed most civilization on Aurora. Upon his return home, the blind seer Theresa appeared and told him that the Darkness would come for Albion in five years time, destroying every vestige of life with no regard to pity or mercy. This revelation changed him from a just ruler to a tyrant, as he was forced to make cruel decisions to save the kingdom from certain destruction.

In his efforts to save the land he loved, Logan became a hated tyrant all across Albion and was largely responsible for the unprecedented suffering that befell its people. He increased the tax, effectively shut down schooling and education, and forced the people to work long hours in the factories of Reaver Industries. When even this was not enough, Logan turned over the economy to the rulings of Reaver, who effectively cut wages by one hundred percent and introduced both slavery and child labour. He also set about replacing the Royal Army with his fanatical Elite Soldiers, sending those who protest to posts where they are likely to die. This was the fate of The Swift Brigade.

Loganthrone

After the Hero of Brightwall finishes training with Walter Beck, they notice an angry mob protesting King Logan for his recent execution of a factory worker. When approached on the issue, he orders the mob to be killed. His brother/sister enters and demands Logan to stop the killings. Logan, feeling betrayed by his own blood, makes his sibling choose between the lives of his/her friend (Elise or Elliot) or the lives of the riot leaders. Whatever the decision made, the Hero, having witnessed Logan's tyranny first-hand, decides to leave the castle with Walter to lead a revolution for the crown. When the Hero and Walter storm Bowerstone Castle during the revolution, Logan immediately surrenders.

After the revolution takes place, Logan is put on trial and explains why he acted as he did. If you decide to spare Logan, he admits that he is glad to be rid of the throne. You meet him once more at Walter's memorial where he admits you did what he thought impossible – you saved the kingdom. Whether you raised the money for your army or not, he is still impressed that the kingdom still stands.

He later leaves Albion to parts unknown to make amends for his transgressions, knowing that its safety is in good hands.

RelationshipsEdit

King of Spades

The Hero of BrightwallEdit

Despite being a tyrannical ruler who is generally cold and suspicious towards most people, Logan seems to genuinely care for his younger sibling. The act of making the Hero choose between the group of demonstration leaders and Elise/Elliot could be interpreted as an attempt to show the Hero what difficult choices a king must make, and through that, make the Hero understand his reasoning in order to gain his/her respect for what Logan is doing. This is shown, when, after the Hero has responded to the ultimatum and states that they will never forgive Logan, he replies "Good. Then you will never forget it," which emphasises that he is doing it to teach the Hero. Furthermore, when the Hero and Walter corner Logan in the castle during the revolution, Logan draws his sword as they come in, but then sheaths it and surrenders once he sees his sibling. He also mentions that "My brother/sister deserves to know the truth." and that "You have finally become the man/woman I always wished you to be." After Logan is dethroned, if he is spared, he is thankful and even proud of the Hero for taking the throne.

Walter BeckEdit

Once he assumed the throne of Albion, Logan took Walter Beck, the Hero of Bowerstone's close friend, as his royal advisor. However, it is made clear that whatever cordial relationship the two may have once had that Logan has no intent of letting Walter sway his methods or his way of thinking, ordering his Royal Guard to beat Walter when he begs Logan not to fire upon the protestors. Despite this, Logan, if spared, still attends Walter's funeral, perhaps indicating that he still thought well of his mother/father's friend.

QuotesEdit

"Good. Then you will never forget it."
— Logan to the Hero of Brightwall, after the ultimatum succeeded, during the quest, Life in the Castle.
"Never tell me what I can't do."
— Logan to Walter before ordering the execution of protesters
"I am giving you power over life and death."
— Logan to the Hero before giving them the choice on who to execute
"If you can't choose, I will. They will all be executed. So tell me, what are you willing to sacrifice to do the right thing?"
— Logan to the Hero before the Hero makes the choice on who to execute
"This is my Albion. Its cities will bow to my law...or they will burn. Its mountains will bend to my will...or they will fall. This is my Albion, its people will do as I say...or they will die. Its future will be as I decree, or it will end. I've seen what must be done and nothing will stand in my way. We will be greater and we will be stronger. No matter what sacrifices we must make. This is my Albion and I will see it destroyed before I surrender it."
— Logan's soliloquy, in the War Room

TriviaEdit

King Logan
  • Logan was first shown in the E3 trailer released on June 14th, 2010.
  • He is voiced by Michael Fassbender.
  • He is the first of the Fable Hero siblings to be male rather than female (Theresa and Rose).
  • The name Logan means "hollow" in Gaelic, possibly referring to his tyrannical ways. The Gaelic usage of "hollow" refers to a canyon or crevasse, which may be used to explain the scars that decorate his lower face.
  • In The Launch Trailer he is shown to be wearing the current Crown of Albion.
  • Apparently Logan commissioned a set of hammers called Trollblight in his successful campaign to exterminate every last Troll in Albion.
  • Once the player becomes King/Queen of Albion, Logan can be executed for his actions; though it may be seen as justified, the player will lose 100 morality points for having him executed. On the other hand, the player will gain 100 if they choose to pardon Logan. If pardoned, he will appear at Walter's memorial service after the Crawler is defeated.
  • His desperation to save Albion is shown by handing control of Bowerstone Industrial over to Reaver.
  • Theresa claimed that if Albion were to survive, a Hero needed to be on the throne instead of Logan, who would doom it to destruction. This indicates that Logan, unlike his brother/sister, is not a Hero.
  • After opening the music box, the player will encounter a vision explaining how Logan talks about Albion being his, and how its people shall do as he says, or they will die. He also says, "This is my Albion, and I will see it destroyed before I surrender it" Then Theresa makes a remark, "If any part of you still have doubts about a revolution, you have your answer". However, at the end, Logan reveals to the player that he became a tyrant because he wanted to save Albion from the Crawler, and that he was actually glad to be rid of the throne. It is also revealed that Theresa was the one who warned him about the Crawler's inevitable attack on Albion, which caused him to become a tyrant. This could be an oversight on the developers' part, or that it simply means that Theresa was trying to manipulate the player into leading a revolution.
    • It is also possible that as Theresa claims to have shown the Hero what he or she "needed to hear" in order to gain the throne to save Albion. Logan could have actually been referring to the fact that he would rather see Albion destroyed than surrender it to the Crawler, but without context you are meant to assume he is talking about the revolution.
    • It is also quite likely that Theresa means that Logan is too incompetent or otherwise handicapped to successfully fight against and defeat The Crawler, and so must be deposed by a more competent leader if Albion is to brave the storm intact.
  • A portrait furniture piece of Logan can be dug up in the Bowerstone Castle gardens when your dog reaches a high enough exploration skill level.
  • It is implied that Logan is capable in battle, seeing how he survived a fight against the Crawler on one of his expeditions to Aurora, as well as surviving the final fight between Albion and the Crawler if the Hero chose to spare Logan's life.
  • The player can find an address from Logan in Bowerstone Industrial, in an alleyway nearby one of the Gnomes. In the voice-over, Logan makes a patriotic yet stern appeal to the citizens of Albion, asking them to ready themselves for war without question. His sentiments seem to be a projection of his own severe sense of duty, summarized in his closing words: "... You will give every ounce of strength, and you will offer your very lives if it (Albion) asks for them. And even then you will never cease to be, for as long as Albion lives, then so will you live too."
  • Logan appears to be left-handed.
  • You get a choice on the status (dead or alive) of Theresa and Logan (who are your in-game siblings) in Fable and Fable III. You also have a lesser (Rose WILL die as part of the storyline) sense of control over Rose's fate in Fable II, as you may choose to resurrect her.
  • Even though Logan is seen wearing the crown in the trailer and pictures, he is never seen with it in game.
  • Logan's facial features and clothes in game-play are slightly different in cut-scenes.
  • In the Fable III Limited Collectors Edition card deck, Logan is the King of Spades.
  • If you spare Logan and he appears at the memorial of Walter, he still wears the King's suit.
  • Strangely, if you choose to execute Logan, the cutscene depicting his execution by firing squad shows him wearing his same outfit, including the armor on his chest. 
  • Early concept art of Logan, as seen in Lionhead's Fable III video diaries, depicted him having a handlebar moustache.
  • During the Crawler's final battle, Logan can be seen in the General Good's store window.
  • There is a statue of Logan at the back of Bowerstone Castle.
  • The recruiting poster featuring Logan that can be seen during loading screens is based on the Lord Kitchener Wants You recruitment poster of the British Army during World War I.
  • In the recruiting poster mentioned above, Logan appears much larger in build. He is also wearing a different outfit, his facial hair is more grown and the crown he wears is more pointed.
  • Logan will say the same line, "You have the choice between life and death," in the beginning and end of the first chapter of the game. The first time will be the choice of killing Elise/Elliot or the protest leaders, and the second time will be the choice to kill Logan or not.
  • When the hero is escorting Elise/Elliot, she/he will remark "Aren't you lucky having a statue of your brother outside your window...Would give me nightmares."
  • The quote "This is my Albion, and I will see it destroyed before I surrender it" may be a reference to King Louis the Third, who said a similar phrase about England.
  • His outfit seems to be slimmed down version of the King's Suit the player can receive; however his is much thinner and has slimmer gloves. His overall appearance is thinner and taller than the player can become, even at zero weight and with full Stature.
  • In the novels acting as sequels to the events of Fable III, it is stated that Logan had been pardoned by his brother. However, his whereabouts after the events of the game are never revealed.

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