On November 9, 1888, while Abberline was investigating a crime scene related to the Whitechapel murders, he was approached by Will Herondale who was able to lure him to an alley, where he was promptly knocked out and stripped of his clothes. Tessa Gray Changed into him and used his form to get into the crime scene and gather more information about the killings.
Abberline appears middle-aged and kind.
- Detective Abberline is based on a real-life figure, Frederick Abberline—an inspector truly associated with the investigation of the Jack the Ripper killings.
- The Whitechapel Fiend (first and only appearance)