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|Species||Human, possibly Undead|
|First Appearance||Fable: The Lost Chapters|
|Last Appearance||Fable II (mentioned)|
Very little is known about Scythe's history in Fable canon, but one common theory holds that Scythe's true identity is most likely that of William Black, the first Archon of the Old Kingdom. This is due to the history section of the official Fable website, which states that before the Archon vanished he wore golden mail and a blue robe, the same clothing that Scythe is dressed in at the time of Fable: The Lost Chapters. This theory appears to contradict the Demon Door of Fairfax Gardens, who claims to have been an advisor to the first Archon, William Black, and mentions that even Scythe was unable to open him. This could just be that the door doesn't recognise him, due to his aged, decayed-looking body or that he wouldn't even open for him. This could also be a lie due to the untrustworthy nature of many demon doors.
- Main article: Scythe (Fable Heroes)
- You may meet Scythe briefly in the Guild talking to Maze. But if you are forced to go to meet with Maze for attacking someone, Scythe will be gone.
- If the Hero attacks Scythe, he replies with: "Your attacks are too weak." or "Don't you have better things to do but attack me?".
- He is one of the few named Heroes in the entire game who can not be killed through evil choices (Twinblade, Whisper, Theresa, Thunder, Briar Rose, the Guildmaster and the Hero of Oakvale himself) or killed in the course of the story (Maze, Scarlet Robe and Nostro).
- In TLC when you must collect the soul of 'The Oldest' nobody hints at the fact that Scythe is actually older than both Nostro and Weaver, maybe this is because they know it would be futile to even attempt to harm him, or Lionhead may not have added him as an option to kill because, if he is William Black, that means he had already given his soul to the Sword of Aeons in exchange for its help in destroying The Court.
- In Fable II, it states Scythe is believed by the populace of Albion to be a Necromancer, and that he had disappeared from Albion entirely. Though it offers no insight to exactly when he disappeared, it can only be assumed he disappeared sometime between the ending events in TLC to the destruction of the Heroes Guild.
- Scythe is the only named practitioner of the Necromantic arts, although there is supposedly a small cult of "Immortalists" that uses Scythe as inspiration. Necromancy is not otherwise mentioned in the game, and the "Raise Dead" spell is never referred to as being related to Necromancy.
- It has been confirmed that Scythe is the 'hooded figure' mentioned in the Letter from Rose.
- This adds credibility to the idea that Scythe could be William Black, as Rose states in her letter that he says he knows our family'. Meaning either that as an Archon of the old kingdom he is of the same bloodline and so an ancestor of Rose and the Hero of Bowerstone, or referencing the fact that Scythe knew the Hero of Oakvale.
- She also writes "I think he's a king or something", a reference to his reign as Archon.
- In TLC, when the Oracle is recounting the story of the Archon, it says "But the first Archon still casts his shadow in this world." Taken literally, this could further imply that Scythe is William Black.
- The in-game source claiming that the Archons were immortal and that Scythe was one of them is a book called Living Forever: The Immortalists.
- In Fable III, Scythe is mentioned several times, through the weapon Scythe's Warhammer and the Scythe tattoo set. The description of Scythe's Warhammer also states: "It is foretold that one day Scythe will return to Albion. When he does, he might want his hammer back. Just a heads-up."
- Scythe is one of the few direct references made to the first game in the series at all during Fable III. Other references include Jack's Hammer, the use of several of the original soundtrack pieces from Fable and Fable: TLC, and the fact that the Dweller outfit bears a very strong resemblance to Scarlet Robe's outfit.
- Scythe is said to be the mightiest and oldest Hero since William Black, but Scythe was never seen in a fight (possibly because he defends Snowpire Village) and never been seen equipped with his scythe even though his concept art and his doll does.
- Ironically, even though Maze seems to be an associate of Scythe's and also admits to a strong desire to avoid death, Maze was completely unable to cheat death himself. This could be due to the fact that Scythe was not originally included in Fable and appeared only in Fable: TLC and was possibly an afterthought intended only for the expansion, or possibly because Scythe was suspicious of Maze's motives and may have refused to teach him. Scythe mentions that his name has been "long since forgotten in the Guild", and that this is because of Maze.
|Fable||The Hero of Oakvale • Briar Rose • Scythe • Whisper • Thunder • Scarlet Robe • Weaver • Maze • Jack of Blades|
|Fable II||The Hero of Bowerstone • Garth • Hammer • Reaver|
|A Hero's Tale||The Hero of Southcliff|
|Fable III||Hero of Brightwall • Reaver|