The Ending to The Wolf Among Us Explained
The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games’ adaptation of the comic book series Fables, is receiving a second season sometime in 2018. The first season originally released for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 between 2013-2014. It has since been ported to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, iOS, and Android.
Here is a quick refresher on the finale to The Wolf Among Us to get you ready for the eventual sequel. You can check out the full summary of Episode Five – “Cry Wolf” here.
Like most episodic Telltale games, the ending of the main storyline is the same regardless of choices that the player makes. The climax in The Wolf Among Us presents several options to handle the main antagonist, but yields the same result before the last cutscene. Other characters may view you differently depending on the choices made.
The choice begins when Sheriff Bigby Wolf, your character, captures the Crooked Man and brings him to the other citizens of Fabletown, dead or alive. If you kill him, Snow will be angry with you for not bringing him to a proper trial. You can then listen to the townfolk pass judgement on whether you and Snow should run the town, or leave and throw the Crooked Man’s corpse down the well.
If you bring the Crooked Man alive, you become the judge and can sentence him to three options: put him in jail, throw him down the well, or rip his head off. No matter what choice is made, Nerissa confesses he was behind ordering the murders of Faith and Lily and the Crooked Man is no more.
The ending scene sees Snow too busy to talk to you while dealing with the affairs of the citizens lined up outside her office. You then go outside to talk to Toad and TJ who will be shipped off to the Farm, since they cannot afford the image-altering Glamour to fit in alongside humans. TJ offers a present for Bigby to give to Snow, but saying yes or no does not have any consequence.
Nerissa calls you across the street for a conservation, telling you that she did not have actual proof the Crooked Man had ordered the murders and simply assumed. She also was the person who left Faith’s head on Bigby’s doorstep, since she could not talk about it due to her cursed ribbon.
She ends the conversation by saying, “You’re not as bad as everyone says you are,” and walks away. Bigby can then let her go or chase after her, with both options ending with the game credits.
That is the ending to The Wolf Among Us, and maybe we will find out what happens next when the second season launches sometime in 2018.