Lionhead Introduces One of the New Villains in Fable: Legends


Today we're taking a closer look at one of Fable: Legend's biggest and ugliest creatures: The Ogre! So, if you're into warts, blubber and noxious gas - read on.

Due to their very thick hides, Ogres are extremely hard to vanquish. Heroes tell tales of swords barely making a dent in the rubbery blubber, and arrows bouncing off warty behinds. However, Legend has it that this stinky behemoth has an Achilles heel, on its …perhaps the less said about where the better.

As if their natural coriaceousness was not armour enough, Ogres will loot the bodies of fallen heroes for bits of armour and shields. Forcing their enormous girth into greaves and ailettes, and using bucklers to protect their squashy hind quarters (adventurers take note of the soft spot). 

Ogres are born as twins. When they reach puberty these twins will wrestle to the death, the loser ending up as a head on a stick (commonly called a Noggin) that the surviving ogre uses as a weapon. For reasons that are still to be fully understood, these heads remain alive and capable of conversation, well, as capable as an ogre that is. It has also been noted that it is difficult to tell the gender of an Ogre just by looking at it, as females of the species are just as warty, uncouth and odorous as their male counterparts. 

Heroes will know when an Ogre has entered the arena; enormity removes their ability for stealth. First comes the unholy stench of sweat and other, more noxious bodily odours, providing Heroes with an easy ogre detecting system called ‘sniffing’. Then the bickering between the hefty fellow and his noggin starts. By the time a Hero feels the stomp of toe-jammy feet, it’s safe to say the jig is up.