Hobbes was a goblin from the realm known as the Homelands. When the Fable community went into Exile, Hobbes became the personal butler of the former wife-murdering Bluebeard. Hobbes was one of the few non-human Fables allowed to live in Fabletown.

After Bluebeards death at the hands of Prince Charming, Hobbes became Charming's personal aide.

He and Grimble are good friends.