This month I will swoon over Fables’ darkly, enticing Bigby Wolf.
Name: Bigby Wolf
History: In Fables Bigby was originally known as the Big Bad Wolf. He wasn’t a good dude, he was infamous for menacing three little pigs and a particular girl in red hood. After the Adversary started conquering the Homelands and all the Fables moved to New York to hide, Bigby dropped the “Bad” and became sherrif.
What Makes Him a Babe: Once he stopped being a giant, furry bully a much more compassionate, protective side started to emerge (and so did my daddy issues). First he was just trying to protect the secrecy of the Fables existence in this new world. Then after years of being the lawful enforcer he wanted to protect all of Fabletown. This of course only became more heightened when he started a family of his own. Now he is literally the bad boy with a heart of gold. Gird your loins, ladies! This is not a drill! This is the real deal. He went from being a disrespected badge to Fabletown’s number one guardian.
Evolution in Sexiness: He is not like the other yummy men I’ve talked about in my past Boy Crazy Comics who could be predominately classified as “pretty boys.” Bigby is gruff and hairy and scarred. But he doesn’t shy away from his flaws, he accepts them. This is not the story of Beauty and the Beast (they have their own mysterious troubles to worry about). As an avid X-Men fan when I see a man with an angry snarl and that much facial hair I immediately image Wolverine, which is definitely not a turn on. Luckily for us while Bigby shares some similar attributes to the Feral Canuck he’s not shaped like a tree stump that’s been tar and furred. The human form Bigby takes is muscled and powerful. Don’t think rhinoceros; think more along the lines of a great white shark, strong and emanating raw power. Also, the 5 o’clock shadow is working for me. God, he’s just so manly.
Favorite Rendition: I’m really torn here. There are two sides of Bigby and I find myself strangely but wildly attracted to both. Agent Patrick recently started playing TellTale Game’s The Wolf Among Us episodic video game based on Fables. The game takes place before the events of the comic books which means we see Bigby how he used to be. Sardonic, exhausted, and lovestruck. Can you hear that? That’s the sound of panties straight droppin’. However, during the “Wolves” story arc of Fables we see a softer side of Bigby. He’s romantic and mushy without losing that authoritative edge. He’s finally happy and it doesn’t make him weaker, it makes him even more lovable.
Relationship Status: Married. I want everyone to read Fables, it’s one of my absolute favorite books and I think elements of it should appeal to everyone. So if you’re never read this incredible series I’ll try to keep spoilers to a minimum. He’s taken. And the woman he married is quite possibly even more bad ass than he is.
F*ck, Marry, Kill: MARRY! He has proven to be a supportive, trusting husband and a dedicated, loving father. Most recently he admitted to an old friend that he loved being a monster but the second he laid eyes on his future wife he knew he would be miserable unless he was the man she could love forever. That is the most heart-wrenchingly quixotic thing I’ve read in quite some time. I don’t know whether to weep or furiously DJ Diddle the night away.
Denise Compatibility: Bigby is not my type at all. He’s not silly enough. He’s not a goofball. Instead of being witty and lanky, he’s intimidating and sturdy. However, that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t harbor a super serious school-girl crush on him. Picture that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when all the students were either mentally undressing Professor Jones or planning their dream wedding with him. That’s what it would be like; I would be this tiny girl who embarrassingly shudders in pleasure every time Bigby used his “Big Bad” voice.