|“||I guess we know who's in charge, sheriff. Oh is it? You think you have what it takes to run that office? You think I didn't make sacrifices? I've made sacrifices. And you won't be in that chair one minute before you have to give up something you care about just so the wheels don't fall off the goddamned wagon. I did the best I could with what I had. And the town took everything it could out of me. If I maybe took a little something back in return... then so be it. I have no regrets.||„|
|~ Crane reflecting on his tenure as deputy mayor.|
Ichabod Crane is a character from the Fables comic book series and the prequel videogame The Wolf Among Us. He serves as a major antagonist in both as he is a completely selfish, arrogant, spiteful, and cruel government official that has been elected as Deputy Mayor of Fabletown.
Episode One: "Faith"
Crane is first encountered in his office berating Snow White for not telling him about the murder that she and Fabletown's sheriff, Bigby Wolf, had investigated. As this was the first murder in Fabletown for many years Crane fears the possible political backlash that could effect his career as deputy Mayor.
Crane is also surprised to hear that the murdered Fable was also a prostitute, something that Crane coldly states could create more problems for him politically. He then angrily demands that Bigby and Snow quickly wrap up the investigation before storming out of his office for a massage appointment.
Fables (comic series)
Throughout the series he shows that he cares very little for the needs of the other Fables forced to live in New York, and is only concerned with helping those that are rich and willing to provide bribes for his services. Crane is eventually fired from his position after sexually harassing his secretary Snow White. after going into exile He turns on all the citizens of Fabletown by becoming a spy for The Adversary, the creature responisible for driving the Fables from their homelands in an attempt to exterminate them all. The Sheriff of Fabletown, Bigby Wolf, had already considered Crane's betrayal and sends Cinderella to act as a spy to catch him in the act. Cinderella locates and seduces Crane and is able to get him to confess his role as an Adversary spy. However, because Bigby did not go through proper Fabletown political channels to obtain his evidence, Crane could never be tried in a court of law for his treason. As it seemed that Crane would get away with his treason, Bigby, unable to let Crane escape justice again, executed him on the spot by bashing his head in with a headless statue of Napoleon.