|“||Did the Blind Seer not tell you about us? Did she not warn you?||„|
|~ The Crawler to the Hero of Brightwall.|
The Crawler is the main antagonist of the 2010 role-playing video game Fable III, which is produced by Lionhead Studios.
It is first encountered after the Hero of Brightwall and Sir Walter Beck wash up on the shores of Aurora and make their way through a cave called Shadelight, where they find themselves fighting the Crawler's legion of "shadow children" as the Crawler itself taunts the two, especially Sir Walter. Moments later, the Crawler abducts Sir Walter, forcing the Hero to find and rescue him, fighting more of the Crawler's progeny in the process.
Later, the Hero of Brightwall learns that the Crawler is responsible for decimating the City of Aurora, killing many people, and that his/her older brother, King Logan, previously crossed paths with the Crawler and was deeply traumatized by the encounter. As the result, this experience makes Logan becomes a tyrant out of necessity in order to build an army strong enough to fight back the Crawler and the army of darkness to protect his kingdom.
After the Hero takes the throne of Albion from Logan, he/she learns from Theresa that, in one year's time, the Crawler will execute an attack upon Albion, and that he/she must prepare for the coming assault by either breaking the promises he/she made to people throughout his/her quest (thus becoming a tyrant) or by sacrificing their personal wealth to fund the armies needed to defend Albion.
A year later, the Crawler comes to Albion, as Theresa foretold, and begins attacking. The Hero of Brightwall leads his/her allies in battle against the eldritch being as it and its minions assail Bowerstone. The Crawler then possesses Sir Walter, thus forcing the Hero to fight his/her friend and mentor. He/She finally defeats the Crawler by killing Sir Walter.