Fable 2

Fable 2 Achievements

The Colourist

Collect the dyes hidden in Murgo's magical items, or see another Hero do so.   

Snow Globe Dyes:
Well Red: It is at the end of the path as you pass the schoolhouse. Available after you free the snowglobe of the curse.

Performers Blue: In the windmill next to the house by the wheat field.

Cursed Grey: In the shadow court in the hallway. As soon as you come to the first room with shadows. Go down the path with the gated entrance, it will be right there. Available after you free the snowglobe of the curse.

Gory Glory Red: After clearing the snowglobe of its curse, inspect the house in the wheat field on the way back to the mission exit. Look at the clock inside to find a flit switch. It will lead you to another flit, which in turn leads to a chest with a note. Go to the house where the note instructs It is The is first house on the left as you enter from the first gated area you open to proceed into the village. You will notice a sign in front of it. From there you will find another note on the table. after picking it up go to the mirror upstairs and activate it with the A button. The dye is on the other side.

Jaunty Jaundice: In the well after you dive under water into the second area. Make your way until you see a side room filled with knights armor. It's on the raised platform to your right. Available after you free the snowglobe of the curse.

Cursed Skull Dyes
Wisp White: Directly across from where you pick up the hollow man costume. It's in the first tomb behind, the door, in a sarcophagus.

Balverine Brown: In the sarcophagus from where you free the first group of wisps.

Nightly Blue: Just before you grab the Hobbes costume turn to the left and look for a space to jump down, it's right there.

Ethical Green: In the treasure chest in the Last Beacon of Hope inside the cursed skull. It is down the path on the way to the swamp area. Just before you reach the water you will see an archway to your right take that path until you reach the gate. Use your Hobbe costume to interact with it. Then use the costume to control the other Hobbe statues to help you with the Flit switch puzzle. After that head to the open area with all the statues of heroes, using the corresponding expression on the statue by the gate to start a fight. Kill the statues and then go through the portal. the dye is on the other side.

The Colosseum
Strawberry Blonde Hair Dye: First you need the Wizardly Bear to get him walk along the side of arena when out of combat and over to a telescope on a dais(stand). Read the inscription then turn around and face the moon. Start firing your gun at the gargoyle statues underneath the moon.One of them will release the bear right into your inventory.

The King Bear is behind a locked door next to two unlit candle holders. Light them up with a fireball to unlock the door and claim the bear.

The Captian Bear is the hardest of the group. You need to score exactly 1985 in Colosseum points to unlock him. The easiest way to do this is to make sure you do not pick up any multiplier flits or kick any chickens. Kill all enemies until you reach the point where only bandits are spawning. Now kill all non-bandits, and save your game.If you happen to mess up you can quit without saving, reload, and start again. Start fighting the bandits and when you manage to get an 85 as your last two digits stop killing them and take a step back.

Now the strategy comes in. The large bandits are worth 30 points each, the medium size ones are 25. Avoid hitting the easiest bandits as they will mess up your score . Now just simply pick off these bandits until you hit the magic number, remembering to kill them in multiples of 100(4x25= 100/30x5+25x2=200). You can also use the multiplier flit now and double all these values, as well as use the chicken kick for a 100 or 200( if using one flit multiplier) point boost. A great tip is to also use your slow time spell so you can take your time and aim carefully. Once you hit 1985 you will see a message come up saying you unlocked the bear. After this you can kill as many other creatures as you like, it will not effect you getting it. After the battle is over pick the bear up on the dais(stand) that was empty before. It is directly across from the one with the telescope on it. Upon picking up the bear you receive your last dye,and the AAA Teddy.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Pyro LX
Friday, July 30, 2010 @ 02:57:59 AM

how do i do this?

Comment #2 by johnwayneof1992
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 06:42:08 PM

I hit 1993 and still got the strawberry blonde dye!

Comment #3 by TakkunEG
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 10:18:12 PM

This achievement sucks butt because of the stupid 1985/Teddy bear thing in the Colosseum.

Comment #4 by tgainsbrough
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 03:21:26 PM

I hit the 1993 and did not get the teddy bear, so you must have been lucky. I had to hit 1985 exactly for it to appear. I was able to do it by getting to 1970 and hitting a small bandit worth 15 points. May help!

Comment #5 by GamingEconomist
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 09:27:37 PM

Can somebody of you guys help me with thisachievement?

Comment #6 by insane syidrenxX
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 10:23:25 PM

what if i use the dyes befor i get the achievement do i still get the achievement

Comment #7 by Cap Britain
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 06:18:07 PM

an okay achievement and more or less got it right away thanks to the guide other
wise i wouldn't have found them all

Comment #8 by spc twinkie
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 06:48:55 PM

all I need is the Strawberry Blonde Hair Dye can anyone help me out with this please?

Comment #9 by mrlister
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 03:43:14 PM

the strawberry blond dye is the only one i need, any help or tips

Comment #10 by Mighty Hell4s
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 12:09:59 AM

stupid 1985/Teddy bear thing... I hated it

Comment #11 by Mighty Hell4s
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 12:12:00 AM

for the strawberry blond dye you have to go to Colosseum and find 3 teddy bears

Comment #12 by Yukon Karl
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 11:27:02 PM

Wasn't that bad really. Killed everything off until it was just bandits and
saved the game; around 1600 - 1700 points I think. Then I just kept replaying
my saved spot, hacking away until I hit 1985 (didn't even bother identifying
what bandits I was killing). If I went over, I just quit without saving. I'd
say it maybe took me 20-30 minutes for the achievement this way. I was happy
I didn't waste too much time over thinking my approach. If you need, just
jack your characters strength and attach a weapon with Ghoul augment - then
go to town and revert your character back to the skill settings you had before.

Comment #13 by Blue the Observer
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 08:02:39 AM

Been trying for this achievement on and off. Didn't know you could save in the middle of a Colosseum battle.

Comment #14 by cjrlia
Friday, May 27, 2011 @ 09:32:31 AM

I lit the candles, but the door didn't open :(
Any ideas welcome

Comment #15 by The Miss Enigma
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 03:20:56 PM

1985...... DAMN IT. I neeeeeed it! >.>

Comment #16 by gothicbelle
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 02:21:32 AM

ok so i FINALLY got the strawberry blond dye, but no achievement yet! do i have to have all the dyes in my inventory???

Comment #17 by Hells Shaggy
Thursday, June 02, 2011 @ 10:55:46 AM

This achievement is just totally bogus. Why would that make something as ridiculous as this?

Comment #18 by d11794
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 08:56:38 AM

does anybody hav a spare hobbe suit??? accidentily sold mine, thinking i didnt need it anymore... turns out i missed dat 1 dye and need this suit to get it.. anybody???

Comment #19 by Your skill died
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 08:57:37 AM

Anyone with strawberry blonde dye ill trade anything for it. Add meh. Ta

Comment #20 by killiminjaro
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 08:54:35 PM

I sold some of my dyes before i read about this achievement. Could someone who already got the achievement give me their dyes? Thanks.

Comment #21 by allimac87
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 07:45:48 AM

hey killiminjaro maybe we can work on this one together? i have most of the dyes and just need the last one in colosseum, if you help me in the colosseum the achievement should pop for both of us.

Comment #22 by crackedeggs1
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 02:33:39 PM

As this achievement is glitched, this is another reason why Fable 2 should have supported multiple save files.

Captain Teddy was there already without me having to get 1985 points.
The candles were already lit so the door didn't open. I probably lit them during battle by hurling fireballs, and some enemy walked in and out to trigger the close. Or it just doesn't open during battle if lit during battle and doesn't keep track to open afterwards.

Now I have to start the entire game from the beginning just for this achievement. Unless the DLC save file on disk is separate from the main game save. That would make things much easier.

Comment #23 by TJSosa
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 06:56:31 AM

Can anyone help me with this via trading please. Add GT XxTheSosaxX or just send
me a message. Thanks

Comment #24 by fatalcrabs
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 05:13:09 PM

this achievement is glitched hard core.

Quickest way is to get the first 2 teddies... save and quit RIGHT after you get the second one... load your game back up and you'll have the dye the teddie, and your achievement if this is the last dye you need

Comment #25 by JohnDaCanadian
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 11:37:31 AM

if anyone is still interested in the last bear have a look at this...

Comment #26 by NattyLites
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 01:16:08 AM

Would you be willing to let me borrow the strawberry dye for the achievement? I'll give it back afterwards and give you whatever from my inventory. Items, legendary weapons, money, etc. Gt: NattyLites

Comment #27 by NattyLites
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 05:05:33 AM

*Update* Nvm. Got the 100%.

Comment #28 by lucyfurr
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 02:26:56 AM

Can you gift the Strawberry dye? If so I'd be willing to trade some things or
money for it. Please message me if this is possible. Thanks! GT: l LucyFurr l

Comment #29 by DrewsHere
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 08:37:19 PM

This is the only achievement I need left for this game and I've accidentally sold one of my dyes to some random store without me realizing that that messed up the achievement. If anyone could let me join their game and get this together that would be nice.

Comment #30 by Sarahtriv
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 11:09:37 AM

i'm up to 1960. is there any way of getting that to 1985? i keep killing bandits but it takes it to like 1983 :(

Comment #31 by Moiety
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 09:53:09 AM

I got the teddy even if I didn't stay on 1985 points, first time I played the
Colosseum. I killed the spawns while ealking to the splinth and then I kept hitting A until I looted it.

Some other useful info is this:
The Colourist

The Colourist achievement asks you to find 10 dyes located in the DLC areas.
Dye Area Location

Balverine Brown Dye Costume Party In a coffin near the first group of wisps.
Cursed Grey Dye Snowglobe In the red door dungeon, in the chest that is locked until you complete the Snowglobe quest.
Ethical Green Dye Costume Party At the end of the Last Beacon sidequest.
Gory Glory Red Dye Snowglobe In the foggy area on the other side of the mirror, at the end of the Chesty's Tea Party sidequest.
Jaunty Jaundice Dye Snowglobe The chest in the wel

Comment #32 by Moiety
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 11:14:47 AM

well, in the room with the suits of armor. The chest is locked until you complete the Snoglobe Quest.
Night Blue Dye Costume Party In the Mysterious Cave, in the room where you get the hobbe outfit.
Performer Blue Dye Snowglobe In the windmill, near the entrance to the Snowglobe area.
Strawberry Blonde Dye Coliseum You must collect three teddy bears from the coliseum. Get the first by lighting the candles in the coliseum before fighting (use Inferno); get the second by getting a score of exactly 1985 in the coliseum; the third by shooting a statue on the wall (go to the telescope, and the statue is above the entrance).
Well Red Dye Snowglobe In the chest behind the schoolhouse. You must complete the Snowglobe quest before you can open it.
Wisp White Dye Costume Party From th

Comment #33 by Darth Blindauer
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 07:05:03 PM

Screw this achievement! I've tried so many damn times and can't get it.
If anyone has this and needs any other achievements i'd be glad to exchange dolls
or the chicken suit for the strawberry blonde hair dye. GT is Darth Blindauer

Comment #34 by Wired Planet
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 06:09:23 PM

This is a simple one for me. I can lead you to each one.

Comment #35 by DarkNaomi13
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 06:22:02 PM

Will pay for strawberry dye. Tried over 100 times and always get over 1985.

Comment #36 by Elmodfz
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 03:21:10 PM

I wish I'd known about that sneaky glitch! Would have been so much easier then. I have all the dyes except this one, so if someone wants to team up who has the strawberry blonde dye but is missing others, then let me know! I'm up for getting this out the way along with some of the other achievements.

Comment #37 by Miss OblivionBS
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 01:04:45 PM

Have all the dyes except this one, will someone please help? I'll trade it right back for I don't need it except for the achievement. Please help!

Comment #38 by checkeredvansmafia
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 08:18:53 PM

anybody willing to help send me a message on xbox live i'll help however i can

Comment #39 by Marc Pilkington
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 01:03:43 PM

Literally just got it right now. Last achievement needed on Fable 2 so yay! First attempt when I went on it today, I just aimlessly killed whatever bandit I saw and then I was 30 points away from the magic number...remembered that the big guys are worth 30 so I killed one, and got the teddy and the dye! My tenth completed game :)

Comment #40 by cyb182
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 08:59:14 PM

Just got strawberry blonde hair dye after more than a year of playing Fable II! Forgot to do with friend so now he's mad. Oops.

Comment #41 by jeshanno
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 12:50:32 PM

I would love it if someone here could trade me for the chicken suit. I don't have the strawberry blond dye/teddy bear so would love for someone to help me with that. I just got Fable 2 after my surgery and am trying to 100% it, but finding it hard to trade dolls or any other co-op achievements. I'd love it if any of you would add me and help me out. Nubotai. Thanks.

Comment #42 by 10below
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 07:26:56 AM

OK, I got the strawberry blonde dye, and I believe I got all the other dyes over the course of playing, but I sold them, so I think that's why my achievement didn't pop. I was able to buy back half of them, and I'm getting a little tired of returning to the stores to see if they have the other dyes available. Anyone want to share some dyes so we both get the achievement? Gamertag is TheyKilledFRITZ. Message me on Live.

Comment #43 by 10below
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 09:09:15 AM

Just learned that you CANNOT trade/gift these dyes.
Had to earn achievement by helping someone in the coliseum. But finally done. :)

Comment #44 by TheMaize
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 01:03:19 AM

i have the strawberry dye, but accidentically sold some of the others...i am also missing some dolls, and the 2 coop achievements.

GT: TheMaize

If you can help, or need help with any of this

Comment #45 by viwotoy
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 11:07:46 AM

i just need one dry, the Colosseum dry, if anyone have it or want to try to get it, or want to trade it i would be happy. :)
I K o P p n I

Comment #46 by coldheartkiller
Saturday, March 03, 2012 @ 01:30:12 AM

if anyone wants to save themselves from pulling their hair out over this dye, watch this video. it helped me get the dye without doing a single fight :)

Comment #47 by armyranger0126
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 12:58:40 AM

Glitch still works I just got it.

Comment #48 by Recruit In Sand
Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 12:54:44 PM

Hey can anyone help me just with the cursed grey dye, it doesn't seem to be in my game i have been in the shadow court several times looking for it and it wont appear, any help much welcomed thanks people GT Recruit In Sand

Comment #49 by Capt WhackAchav
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 06:21:30 PM

Just got the Dye using the colloseum glitch then when i had to battle to teleport out i got 1985 pts...typical when i didnt need it

but yeah i now have spare dyes so hit me up if you wanna borrow or trade for dolls :p

Comment #50 by katt massacre5
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 03:26:37 AM

There's an easier way to get the strawberry blonde dye and you don't have to fight a single battle. Watch this
Saved me from ALOT of frustration.

Comment #51 by Chintamani
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 07:43:02 AM

I need the wisp white and balvarine brown because for some stupid reason it bugged for me and i canĀ“t get those 2, can someone trade me those 2 just to get the achievement i will give them back right after the achievement pops!
GT: Chintamani PT

Comment #52 by PyroChill
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 10:43:27 PM

Willing to trade dye for chicken suit if anyone is willing. Still disappointed the site was closed down.

Comment #53 by HumorousObject
Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 05:18:58 PM


Second you get King Teddy: SAVE AND QUIT
Then RELOAD your save. You'll get the last dye and Teddy (:

Comment #54 by KingxGraham
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 08:04:46 PM

If anybody still needs this add me and I'll help you get the achievement. I saved my game right before getting the last two dyes and already obtained the Strawberry Blonde dye.

Gamertag: KingxGraham

Comment #55 by KingxGraham
Sunday, October 21, 2012 @ 11:01:48 AM

I no longer have the game before this point. Sorry.

Comment #56 by CuteRacc
Sunday, October 21, 2012 @ 12:18:14 PM

if someone needs this shared, get at me. unsure how to share it though.

Gamertag: NgrRaccah

Comment #57 by DanAdams
Saturday, November 03, 2012 @ 08:40:48 PM

Can someone gift the dyes to you to get the achievement?

Comment #58 by Siphon Filther
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 03:30:11 AM

I got this and I'm willing to help.
I saved my game in a way that I need to kill only one enemy to reach 1985 points. Therefore I guess if you join my session while in progress we can get 1985 points together.

my GT Siphon Filther

Comment #59 by O cceejjaayy O
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 04:52:29 PM

hey siphon filther do you still have the save available and can help me? message me on xbox if ya can cheers

Comment #60 by Wcbezoeker
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 12:49:53 PM

I have got a save right before I collect my last dye in the Cursed Skull. Send me a message and I will help you out.

GT: Wcbezoeker

Comment #61 by O cceejjaayy O
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 01:26:43 PM

My game is glitches and can't open the hobbe suit point and laugh gate if anyone can help message me on Xbox please

Comment #62 by Gamergirl32
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 02:34:11 AM

i really need the strawberry blonde hair dye and the chicken suit. GT seangalvin, if anyone can help

Comment #63 by Fsmarty
Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 09:50:30 AM

I need help People, of anybody can help me i would be much appreciative. GT Truistic Mink

Comment #64 by BratT555
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 10:40:06 AM

Thanks Wcbezoeker for helping me get this! Just contact him and he can help with this one.

Comment #65 by djgingerjames
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 @ 10:09:31 AM

Need help with my last 2 achievements, this one and perfect co-op expression.....can anyone help? My live account has the same username

Comment #66 by splatterjunkie
Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 06:35:55 AM

Hey guys!

Here is a simple trick to get the colourist achievement. Ok, the only hard one is the dye with the three teddys. Here is the way you get them easily.

1. Join the colosseum
2. Fight one round
3. Shoot down the teddy on top of the statue (under the moon)
4. Look on the opposite of the colosseum exit
5. Open the door by lighting the candles to the left and right
6. Go inside, pick the teddy,stay in the room, save and quit the game
7. Restart the game and you will have the third teddy and the achievement

It`s very simple and it will work every time. Hope this will help you.

Comment #67 by Lux di Obscurum
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 09:55:40 AM

So.... I'm looking to have a mutual trade here. This is pretty much my last Fable 2 Chieve and I not-so-smartly sold 3 of my dyes before I realized you had to have all of them at once.

Dyes I'm missing -

Cursed Grey
Ethical Green
Gory Glory Red

Dyes I have -
All of them but those, yes that includes the wonderful torture dye - Strawberry Blonde.

Also have Chicken Suits and 4 of the Hero dolls if that just happens to be on you agenda also.

GT - Lux di Obscurum, hit me up :)

Comment #68 by FCurtis
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 09:14:34 PM

All I need is the strawberry blonde dye. I'll gift it back, I just need it for the achievement. GT: Moustachemayhem

Comment #69 by Siphon Filther
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 08:32:03 AM

Hi guys.
I have all the dolls and I'm willing to help, just add me as a friend with a message telling me what u need. If you also need "the fowl player" and "the colourist" i can help you with that as well in litterally 20 seconds
GT: Siphon Filther

Comment #70 by Daemonicuss87
Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 05:17:17 PM

Thanks Wcbezoeker and Siphon Filther for helping me get this and a few others Just contact him and he can help with this one.

Comment #71 by VTDarkAngel94
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 02:13:20 AM

I just decided to go back and go Achievement hunting in some old games, So far this is the Last one I need for completion. I have all the dyes Except for the Nightly Blue dye...Apperetly I must have sold it without realizing it...So if anyone is willing to help out it would be nice :) Ill even give away my strawberry blonde dye. GT VTDarkAngel94

Comment #72 by TheRequiem95
Friday, July 12, 2013 @ 10:58:10 PM

The "glitch" mentioned above still works as of July 2013. It has not been patched. I just did it.

Comment #73 by DavesWackyWorld
Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 04:09:13 PM

if anybody needs help with this or the completionist achievement I would be happy to help. Gt is username

Comment #74 by Buachaill Dona
Thursday, September 12, 2013 @ 05:36:51 AM

Anyone still looking to do this achievement should check this video out.

Comment #75 by EmilyRigh
Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 05:32:53 PM

I accidentally got the bear haha.

Comment #76 by DChadwick
Monday, March 24, 2014 @ 06:52:17 PM

I'll trade a Garth doll for Strawberry Blonde dye. My username is my gamertag.

Comment #77 by xxMortalknightx
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 @ 08:12:09 PM

Makes this super easy.

Comment #78 by T-Dub333
Sunday, June 29, 2014 @ 05:20:07 AM

xxMortalknightx's video worked like a dream way easier than having to battle for the right amount.
Thanks for the link

Comment #79 by RepoedRhyno
Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 05:33:50 AM

Just need to see another hero do this and Dollcatcher. would be greatly appreciated. I'm almost always on.

GT: Repoman37

Comment #80 by KunkMast3rFl3x
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 04:06:23 AM

Is there someone who would be able to help me get this achievement (mostly because they already have the colors) as well as kicking 5 chickens in the Colosseum in the chicken suit. I thought i did it once but i might not own a complete chicken suit somehow. I will give you all my money...or at least as much as you want until we get board doing the transaction.

GT: KunkMast3rFl3x

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US October 21, 2008
Europe October 24, 2008

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