Marriage is a gameplay element that is available in Fable , Fable: The Lost Chapters and Fable II. Marrying someone can have many benefits. In Fable, marriage offers limited benefits such as allowing sex, a dowry of gold and getting gifts. In Fable II, marriage has many more benefits such as improving Sleeping Bonuses, allowing children, and the original benefits from the first game. You can get married to most of the minor NPCs you see in the game, as well as some awarded from quests, who have unique character models. You will be required to set them to martial home after proposing, which can be any purchasable or rentable home, commonly found in towns. If they are set in towns, your spouse will not leave that region unless divorced or moved. There are also small inner areas where enemies present in the region can't get to due to guard activity, such as the Gypsy Camp or Giles' Farm if expanded. It's safe to put spouses here, as they won't leave the small area on their own.

At any given time all spouses can divorce you or be killed by you or by enemies in the game, with the exception of Lady Grey who can only divorce you. Either will result in Evil points (unless your spouse was killed by an enemy) and your children being taken away from that home.


  • Strangely, you get less evil/corruption points for killing your spouse than if they divorce you.
  • If you marry a traveling trader, their specialization will change each time you leave the area - unless they are set to follow you. This may be true of all traveling traders.
  • An upper-class merchant is a most useful spouse, since their wealth markup will almost always exceed the love discount. Note: This may be wrong. Marrying a merchant replaces them with a new shopkeeper, it seems. No discount in the store for marrying an ex-employee.
  • If you propose to somebody with children and/or a spouse, the second you set a marital home, the children/spouse will disappear from the game.
  • If you cannot find many wealthy houses in Fable II, then try marrying a middle class or lower class person since they aren't as picky as the higher class people when it comes to house picking, gift giving, or ring giving.
  • It is not suprising that if you propose to a higher class person, they will most likely want a better ring than what you would usually get a regular villager.
  • Also, if you give your spouse a ring again, you will be both engaged to them and married to them at the same time. This causes no trouble until you try to move house, at which point you are "married" a "second" time to the same person and will start being blackmailed for it.