ONCE UPON A TIME: The Comprehensive Character Guide

ONCE UPON A TIME: The Comprehensive Character Guide

Prev1 of 6Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to click through article

Between the Enchanted Forest, Storybrooke, Wonderland and Neverland, Once Upon A Time has an ever-expanding universe of characters. To help you keep track, we’ve compiled the complete visual Once Upon A Time Character Guide.


ONCE UPON A TIME CHARACTER GUIDE: SEASONS 1, 2 and 3

Updated through 3.13 “Witch Hunt”

The guide is divided into multiple sections and will be updated within a day of each new episode airing on ABC. Please feel free to link / bookmark this page if you find it useful.

You can drill down to a specific section using the links below:

FAIRYTALE LAND & STORYBROOKE CHARACTERS

The Evil Queen — Regina Mills

SEASON 1 

Fairytale Land: The Evil Queen casts a powerful curse on fairytale land because she blames her stepdaughter Snow White for ruining her life.  The spell transports them to Storybrooke where no-one remembers their fairytale past, except for her (and Rumples).

Real World: The Evil Queen becomes the town mayor, Regina Mills. She adopts Emma’s son, Henry, who she names after her father.

  • 1.07 — “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter:” EQ hires The Huntsman to murder Snow. She removes his heart when he defies her. In Storybrooke he removes Graham’s heart when he begins to remember, killing him,
  • 1.08 — “Desperate Souls“: Regina loses her bid to have Sidney installed as the new town sheriff over Emma.
  • 1.09 — “True North”: EQ enlists Hansel and Gretel to steal an important artifact from the Blind Witch.
  • 1.10 — “7:15 am”: Regina is suspicious of the new stranger in town.
  • 1.11 — “Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree”: Regina tricks Emma into trusting Sidney. The Evil Queen tricks the genie into murdering her husband, King Leopold.
  • 1.12. — “Skin Deep”: EQ tries to break Rumplestiltskin’s power by manipulating Belle. Regina secretly has Belle locked in a cell underneath Storybrooke General Hospital.
  • 1.13 — “What Happened To Frederick”: Burns Kathryn’s goodbye note to David, preventing her from leaving town.
  • 1.14 — “Dreamy”: Leads Emma into arresting David over the disappearance of Kathryn.
  • 1.16 — “Heart Of Darkness”: Continues to her ploy against Mary.
  • 1.17 — “Hat Trick”:  Regina is revealed to be in cahoots with Mr. Gold. EQ enlists Jefferson’s help in rescuing her father Henry from the Queen of Hearts.
  • 1.18 — “The Stable Boy”: Regina rescues young Snow White. Regina and Daniel’s happiness is destroyed when young Snow breaks her promise by telling Regina’s mother, Cora, about their plan to marry. Cora murders Daniel. Regina is ‘forced’ to marry Snow’s father, King Leopold. Motivated by Snow’s betrayal, Regina continues the plot Mary’s downfall in Storybrooke.
  • 1.19 — “The Return”: Confronts Mr. Gold about the terms of their deal. Emma threatens to take Henry from her in retaliation for framing Mary.
  • 1.20 “The Stranger”: Attempts to seduce David. Initiates the curse.
  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: The Queen convinces Snow to sacrifice her life in exchange for Charming’s. Regina uses her last bit of magic to retrieve the apple she used to poison Snow, in order to poison Emma; Henry is poisoned instead.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: Regina works with Emma to save Henry’s life, but is devastated when the curse is broken. She soon cheers up when she sees magic heading towards the ‘land without magic’.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Regina discovers she is powerless because “magic is different here”. In revenge for abducting Belle, Rumples unleashes a wraith to devour her soul but with the help of Emma her power briefly returns and she sends it to fairytale land.
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Rediscovers her powers and uses them to get Henry back. Decides to let him go back to Charming; Meets Rumples who helps her break free from her mother.
  • 2.05 “The Doctor”: Learns magic from Rumples but is unwilling to use it for evil. Changed her mind after Dr. Victor Frankenstein fails to bring her true love Daniel back from the grave; In Storybrooke, Dr. Whale brings Daniel back from the dead but Regina tearfully turns her once love to dust after he pleads her to let him go.
  • 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Takes Henry to see Mr. Gold about his recurring and all-too real nightmares.
  • 2.08 “Into The Deep”: Assists Henry and Charming in their respective sleeping curse endeavors to communicate with Emma and Snow. Show’s Henry her curse-making prowess. Discovers that her mother, who she believed to be dead, is still alive.
  • 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”:  Helps Gold destroy the portal so that Cora cannot make it to Storybrooke, but changes her mind at the behest of Henry, proving to him that she has changed, even at the cost of her own happiness; 28 years earlier, in the land that was, Regina is about to unleash the curse but needs to taken care of her Cora problem. She recruits Hook to kill her mother. She tells her seemingly dead mother that she’s was right, love is weakness — and that she can’t bring her to the far away realm because she still has a hold on her heart.
  • 2.10 “The Cricket Game”: Regina is framed for the apparent murder of Dr. Hopper; [FTL] she’s captured by Charming and Snow and sentenced to death, only for Snow to change her mind. Regina fails Snow’s test and is banished, unable to ever hurt Snow and Charming, though Rumples points out that the deal is only valid in this land. Sets off the crash Snow and Charming’s wedding.
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: Regina abducts Belle to save her from “a lifetime of misery” with Rumples for a lifetime of misery in her tower.
  • 2.12 “In The Name Of The Brother”: Regina accepts Cora back into her heart.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Regina, Cora and Hook to use Anton as a distraction, temporarily turning him back into a giant to wreak havoc on the town while they plan their next move.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: Regina, Hook and Cora find the treasure map to Rumples’ dagger. Regina and Cora double-cross Hook in their own crusade to command Rumples to kill Snow, Charming and Emma; leaving the way clear — they hope — for Regina to get Henry back.
  • 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Regina and Cora obtain ‘the dark one’s’ dagger from Snow. Regina discovers her mother’s hand in influencing her rise to Queen at the expense of Snow. She’s wary and perhaps slightly grateful, but all she wants is Henry.
  • 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Regina joins her mother’s quest to overthrow “the dark one” but she is tricked by Snow into putting Cora’s heart back into her body, causing her to love, causing her to die.
  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: Flashback to curse aftermath, 1983; with the town under her control, Regina is initially happy to have “won”, but soon becomes dissatisfied that no-one is fighting back. She grows fond of father and son duo, Kurt and Owen Flynn, who got caught in the newly manifested town. After failing to convince them to stay she has Sheriff Graham arrest Kurt so she can have Owen to herself, but when she sees how sad this makes him she changes her mind and lets him go, albeit without his father. In present day, Regina plans to cast another curse with the dual-purpose of making Henry love her and exacting revenge on Snow for killing her mother, but Henry convinces her that she can’t have his love and revenge. She does, however, take Snow’s heart when she begs to be killed, but returns it after figuring that letting her live would be far worse punishment.
  • 2.18 “Selfless, Brave and True”: Regina realizes that Greg is Owen all grown up. Tells him that she let his father go shortly after letting Owen leave Storybrooke. Threatens to make him disappear if he doesn’t leave town.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Restores Belle’s curse memories; discovers that Snow, Charming and the gang are planning to return to the Enchanted Forest.
  • 2.20 “The Evil Queen”: Hatches a plan to return to the Enchanted Forest with Henry by activating a fail-safe that will destroy Storybrooke and everyone in it. She enlists the help of Hook but is shocked to find him aligned with Tamara and Greg who counteract her magic with science. In the land that was, The Queen uses Rumples’ disguise spell to help her kill Snow, but is surprised to learn that Snow still believes there’s good in her — until she doesn’t. Stung by Snow’s perception of her, Regina embraces the evil part of her nature.
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: Regina is tortured by Greg and Tamara, who take the fail-safe diamond and reveal they are part of a much larger organization called “Home Office” who intend to rid Earth of magic. After much shock-therapy, Regina reveals to Greg that she killed his father and that his body is buried at their camp site. Greg tries to kill Regina but she is saved by the timely intervention of Snow and Charming. Regina comes clean about the fail-safe.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: Regina uses her strength to counteract the fail-safe, with a little help from Emma. Storybrooke is saved! But in the melee, Henry is kidnapped through a portal by Greg and Tamara. Regina joins the search for Henry. The destination? Neverland.

SEASON 3

  • 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”:  Now in Neverland, Regina and the Jolly Roger gang disagree on how to navigate their strange new realm as they face dangerous threats from below and above. However, they are forced to put aside their differences in the continued search for Henry.
  • 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: In Neverland, Regina encounters Tinker Bell with whom she has a complicated past; Regina gets Tinker Bell to see that vengeance isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In flashback, Regina  is saved from certain death by Tinker Bell, who takes it upon herself to find the unhappy Queen a soul mate. However, Regina’s fear prevents her from walking through the doors of fate and into Robin Hood’s tattooed arms.

Emma Swan

SEASON 1

Fairy Tale: Emma is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Moments after her birth, she is sent through the enchanted wardrobe to escape the queen’s curse. (we’ve put her in this section, due to her escape from the FT world).

Real World: Emma is a 28-year-old bailbonds woman who meets up with the son, Henry, she put up for adoption 10 years earlier. He tries to convince her that she’s the key to breaking the Evil Queen’s curse.

  • 1.08 “Desperate Souls”: Defeats Sidney Glass to succeed Graham as the new town sheriff. Much to Gold’s vested interest.
  • 1.09 “True North”: She reunites Ava and Nicholas Zimmer (Hansel and Gretel) with their biological father.
  • 1.10 “7:15 am”: Emma is suspicious of the new stranger in town.
  • 1.11 “Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree: She joins forces with Sidney to bring down Regina.
  • 1.13 “What Happened To Frederick”: Emma is taken to the Wishing Well by August. She discovers Henry’s book by her car.
  • 1.14 “Dreamy”: Emma arrests David on suspicion of having something to do with Kathryn’s disappearance.
  • 1.15 “Red-Handed”: Emma arrests Mary on suspicion of murdering Kathryn.
  • 1.16 “Heart Of Darkness”: Suspects Regina has framed Mary for Kathryn’s disappearance. Join forces with Mr. Gold.
  • 1.17 “Hat Trick”: She is kidnapped by Jefferson but manages to escape along with Mary. Starts to believe in the fairytale.
  • 1.18 “The Stable Boy”: Emma is thwarted in her attempts to prove Regina framed Mary, but discovers Sidney’s bug.
  • 1.19 “The Return”: Vows to take Henry from Regina.
  • 1.20 “The Stranger”: Refuses to believe August’s claim to be Pinocchio. Takes Henry and makes for out of town.
  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Decides to leave town; accepts Regina’s parting gift in the form of a poisoned apple turnover. Saved by Henry, who eats it to prove a point.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: With Henry’s life hanging in the balance, Emma goes on a mission to retrieve the love potion hidden inside Maleficent. After defeating the dragon, she is outfoxed by Gold who takes the potion for his own ends. However, with Henry pronounced dead, she gathers up all her love and kisses him on the forehead, springing the moppet back to life.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Emma acts frostily to her parents for sacrificing her. Helps protect Regina from the wraith, seemingly activating her powers, the wraith takes her with it as it falls into the portal and into fairytale land.
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Thrown into a dungeon in the Safe Haven where she meets Cora.
  • 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Emma returns to the place of her birth, where she comes to a better understanding with her mother.
  • 2.05 “The Doctor”: Emma and the gang stumble upon Captain Hook who tells them about Cora’s plan to get to Earth using an enchanted compass. He takes them to a giant beanstalk where the compass and Giant reside.
  • 2.06 “Tallahassee”: Climbs the beanstalk with Hook where they encounter the Giant. Emma makes a deal with the Giant and returns with the magical compass; Portland, Oregon, (2001) – Emma steals her now iconic yellow Volkswagon Bug and encounters Neil Cassidy. They strike up a relationship and steal many things together. Cassidy mysteriously abandons and frames Emma. She is sentenced to 11 months in prison where she discover that she’s pregnant.
  • 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Aurora relays details of her latest nightmare, revealing that Henry communicated with her.
  • 2.08 “Into The Deep”: Heads to Rumples’ old cell with the others in search of the magical ink that will help stop Cora.
  • 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”: Emma and the gang find the squid ink in Rumples’ old cell. She is taken aback by the fact that the he used it write her name over and over again. Cora is distracted by her inability to remove Emma’s heart. Back in SB, Emma confronts Gold about the prophecy, telling him that he had it rigged all along, but he tells her that the heart thing – that was all her.
  • 2.10 “The Cricket Game”: Uses magic to witness the Regina’s apparent murder of Dr. Hopper. Tries to arrest Regina with a containment spell but fails.
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: Emma struggles to connect with Henry, learns that Cora is in town and framed Regina.
  • 2.12 “In The Name Of The Brother”: Concerned by what he may have seen, Emma questions the town’s new visitor, Greg Mandel. Reluctantly agrees to join Rumples’ mission to find Baelfire, thus paying back the favor she owes him.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Emma and Henry assist Mr. Gold in his mission to find Bae in New York.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: Emma chases after Baelfire only to discover that he’s also Neil Cassidy, Henry’s father. She struggles to accept the fate/coincidence of it all and elects not to tell Henry and Rumples about her discovery. It all comes out and Emma has to tell Henry that she lied about his father being dead.
  • 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Emma struggles with how Henry sees her in light of her lies. She intervenes when Hook attacks Rumples. In a bid to save his life, she plans to take him back to Storybrooke with the aid of Bae, only to discover that Bae has a fiancee.
  • 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Emma vows to save Rumples from Cora and even casts protection magic. However, she is no match for Cora who casts her and Baelfire into the woods.
  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: Comes clean to Henry about Snow’s role in murdering Cora. Tries to protect Henry and Snow from Regina.
  • 2.18 “Selfless, Brave and True”: Emma gets to know Tamara who has come to Storybrooke. Refuses to pander to Snow’s self pity following the murder of Cora. Asks Henry not to push her away.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Struggles to accept the idea of returning to the Enchanted Forest; tries to figure out who August was trying to warn her about before he was rebooted.
  • 2.20 “The Evil Queen”: Enlists Henry’s help to prove that Tamara is the “Her” August tried to warn them about. Her suspicions fall on death ears, but at least Henry believes her.
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: Emma tries to prove that Tamara is behind Regina’s disappearance. She is vindicated when they find Tamara at the torture lair. A struggle ensues; Tamara opens a portal using a magic bean; Emma is saved by Baelfire but in doing so he contrives to find himself at the mercy of the green portal. Emma holds onto him — she can’t lose him again as she loves him –  but his hand slips and he falls once again into a great unknown realm, carrying a potentially fatal gunshot wound. Emma is devastated.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: Uses her ability to help Regina counteract the fail-safe. Storybrooke is saved! But in the melee, Henry is kidnapped through a portal by Greg and Tamara. Emma joins the search for Henry. The destination? Neverland.

SEASON 3

  • 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”:  Flashback Earth, 11 years ago. Emma gives birth to Henry but gives him up; Now in Neverland, Emma and the Jolly Roger gang disagree on how best to navigate their strange new realm as they face dangerous threats from below and above. Emma sacrifices herself, forcing to put aside their differences to save her and work together in the continued search for Henry.
  • 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: Emma is frustrated to learn that Peter Pan’s camp keeps moving.

Snow White — Mary Margaret

SEASON 1

Fairytale: Snow White is the Evil Queen’s step daughter, the wife of Prince Charming, the biological mother of Emma Swan and the grandmother of Henry Mills. The Evil Queen hires a Huntsman to kill Snow after she failed to keep a secret — the Huntsman, however, spares her life. Years later, the EQ threatens her with a curse. A pregnant Snow gives birth to Emma Swan just in time for her to escape the curse.

Real World: Snow is Mary Margaret Blanchard in Storybrooke, where she’s Henry’s elementary school teacher. She resides with Emma Swan and shares a strong connection with David Nolan.

  • 1.10 – “7:15 AM”: Snow White meets Rumples for the first time. She trades a strand of her hair in exchange for a cure for a broken heart. She meets Grumpy and saves his life. King George threatens to kill James unless she breaks it off. Grumpy prevents her from drinking the love-erasing potion. However, on the day of the royal wedding, she drinks it and doesn’t remember James. In Storybrooke, Mary and David kiss.
  • 1.15 – “Red-Handed”: Arrested on the suspicion of murdering Kathryn.
  • 1.16 – “Heart Of Darkness”: Mary escapes jail. Snow attempts to kill EQ; remembers Charming; plans to rescue him from King George.
  • 1.17 – “Hat Trick”: Mary is kidnapped by Jefferson. She is rescued by Emma and agrees to return to jail.
  • 1.18 – “The Stable Boy”: Young Snow White breaks a promise she made to Regina. Mary incriminates herself over Kathryn’s disappearance.
  • 1.20 – “The Stranger”: Returns to school after being cleared of Kathryn’s murder. Gives birth to baby Emma.
  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Sacrifices herself for Charming by eating the Queen’s poisoned apple.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: With the curse broken, Mary remembers Charming. Events in the land that was come full circle, as Snow is woken by true love’s kiss. She plans to take the kingdom.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Snow and Charming reunite with their daughter but find her somewhat bitter over the fact that they sacrificed their time together. She helps Regina send the wraith back to FTL, but winds up there herself after the wraith takes Emma with it.
  • 2.02: “We Are Both”: Tries to escape Mulan, gets knocked unconscious and thrown into a dungeon with Cora.
  • 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Battles ogres and Cora on the journey to the palace. Comes to a new understanding with Emma; Discovers she can no longer bear children after George spikes her drink with a curse. The curse is broken with the help of Charming’s mother, Lancelot and the restorative waters of Lake Nostos. Marries Charming.
  • 2.05 “The Doctor”: Snow and the gang stumble upon Captain Hook who tells them about Cora’s plan to get to Earth using an enchanted compass. He takes them to a giant beanstalk where the compass and giant reside.
  • 2.06 “Tallahassee”: Helps Aurora through her nightmares to finally get some sleep. Prevents Mulan from chopping down the beanstalk when Emma fails to return after a specified time.
  • 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Aurora relays details of her latest nightmare, revealing that Henry communicated with her.
  • 2.08 “Into The Deep”: Following Aurora’s abduction, volunteers to go ‘deep sleep’ in order to revisit the Netherworld. There, she’s reunited with Charming but they cannot touch; receives word that the magical ink they once used to stop Rumples can be used against Cora. He reminds her that they always find one another, she wonders whether they’re fated to always lose each other. She wakes up. The gang go in search for that ink.
  • 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”: Snow and the gang find the squid ink in Rumples’ old cell, they use it to escape, stopping Cora and Hook from getting to Storybrooke. Back home, she puts true love’s kiss on Charming, bringing him out of the sleeping spell.
  • 2.10 “The Cricket Game”: Believes Regina is responsible for the apparent death of Archie Hopper; [FTL] Captures Regina but spares her life, thus making them ‘even’. Banishes Regina after making a deal with Rumples preventing the queen from ever again harming them in fairytale land.
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: Mary and Charming look for a new house but wonder whether they want the same thing after Charming ponders returning to the enchanted forest.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Saves Charming from getting stomped by Anton. Remains reluctant about the prospect of returning to the land that was.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: Snow and Charming come to terms with the revelation that Rumples is Henry’s grandfather.
  • 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Young Snow’s mother becomes ill under mysterious circumstances. What seems like the Blue Fairy offers her a magic candle to save her mother’s life at the expense of another. Snow is unable to go through with it and her mother dies shortly before her birthday. Snow questions her choice but lives with the burden. In Storybrooke, it’s Snow’s birthday. Her former Handmaid Johanna sends her a gift and they reunite for the first time since leaving the land that was. Overhearing Regina and Cora’s plan to control “the dark one” using his dagger, Snow an Charming race to find it first, only for Cora and Regina to hold Snow to ransom: Johanna’s life for the dagger. Snow realizes that Cora posed as the Blue Fairy on that fateful night and learns of her quest to ensure that Regina would become queen. Snow gives up the dagger but Cora kills Johanna anyway. This convinces Snow that she needs to change..she’s going to kill Cora.
  • 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Rumples convinces Snow to use the evil candle to kill Cora. After using the candle on Cora’s boxed heart, she tricks Regina into returning her mother’s heart to her body, causing Cora to die, much to Regina’s despair and anger.
  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: Struggles to come to terms with her hand in killing Cora. Begs Regina to kill her. Regina takes her heart but returns it after figuring that the best way to punish Snow is to allow her to become just like her.
  • 2.18 “Selfless, Brave and True”: Seeks redemption following her murder of Cora. Finds the completely varnished August living by himself in the woods. Helps reunite him with his father, but not before smacking Geppetto in the face after he admits that she could have traveled to Earth with baby Emma had he not sent Pinocchio in her place.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Shows Emma the magic bean field, revealing her and Charming’s intention to return home.
  • 2.20 “The Evil Queen”: Worries about taking Regina back to the Enchanted Forest with them; is shocked to discover all the magic beans destroyed. Unbeknownst to her, she saves Regina (in disguise) from her own men and proceeds to tell her how good she believes her to still be. She quickly changes her mind upon discovering a village of people killed by Regina for protecting Snow. She threatens to kill Regina but lets her go.
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: Believing that finding Regina will redeem her soul, she joins the search for her nemesis and helps save her from Greg Mendell. Regina comes clean about the fail-safe which is no longer in her control.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: Joins the search for Henry who has been kidnapped by Greg and Tamara. The destination? Neverland.

SEASON 3

  • 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”:  Now in Neverland, Snow and the Jolly Roger gang disagree on how to navigate their strange new realm as they face dangerous threats from above and below. However, they are forced to put aside their differences in the continued search for Henry.
  • 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: Snow and the gang continue their search for Henry, but Peter Pan’s camp keeps moving. Snow enlists the help of Tinker Bell in return for a spot on the portal home, should they succeed in saving Henry.

Prince (David) Charming — David Nolan

SEASON 1

Fairytale: Prince Charming is Snow White’s husband and the biological father of Emma Swan. His ‘real name’ is James (Ep. 3). He became King George’s son after a deal was struck with Rumples.

Real World: Charming is David Nolan in the Storybrooke, a former comatose patient who is married to Kathryn. He has unfathomable feelings for Mary Margaret.

  • 1.10 — “7:15 AM”: With his marriage to Midas’ daughter two days away, James confesses his love for Snow White to King George and asks Snow to run away with him. She tells him that she doesn’t love him. Undeterred, he breaks off the wedding and vows to find her. In Storybrooke, David and Mary kiss.
  • 1.13 — “What Happened To Frederick”: Helps reunite Abigail with Frederick by retrieving water from Lake Nostos. David breaks up with Kathryn.
  • 1.14 — “Dreamy”: Arrested over the disappearance of Kathryn.
  • 1.15 — “Red-Handed”: David suffers memory loss/confusion.
  • 1.16 — “Heart Of Darkness”: David has flashes from FTL. Charming prevents Snow from murdering EQ; captured by George’s soldiers.
  • 1.20 — “The Stranger”: Resists Regina’s seduction.
  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Is saved by the Queen moments before George is about to behead him. Held prisoner by the Queen as bait for Snow.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: With the curse broken, David remembers Snow. Events in the land that was come full circle, as Charming wakes Snow from her deep sleep. They plan to take the kingdom.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Charming and Snow reunite with their daughter but find her somewhat bitter over the fact that they sacrificed her. He helps Regina send the wraith back to FTL, but the portal closes before he can follow after Emma and Snow. He takes Henry back to stay with him.
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Tries to find a way to access Jefferson’s portal, convinces the townsfolk not to leave Storybrooke.
  • 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Charming’s mother dies but he fulfills her dying wish by marrying Snow.
  • 2.04 “The Crocodile”: Becomes acting Sheriff. Assists Mr. Gold in his search for the missing Belle.
  • 2.05 “The Doctor”: Takes Henry to the stables where he presents him with his very own horse. Rescues Henry from Daniel and tells Regina to use her magic to put her true love down.
  • 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Nolan is confronted by Albert Spencer (King George) who wants to out him as the Shepherd. Helps Ruby overcome Wolf-time. Doubts he’ll see Snow and Emma again after Albert burns Jefferson’s hat.
  • 2.08 “Into The Deep”: Demands a sleeping curse so that Henry doesn’t have to go back into the Netherworld; reunites with Snow but they’re unable to touch; tells her where to find the key to stopping Cora. Is confident Snow will return to give him a big kiss that will wake him from his sleeping curse — just like he once did for her.
  • 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”: Roused from his sleeping spell by true loves kiss.
  • 2.10 “The Cricket Game”: Believes Regina is responsible for the apparent death of Archie Hopper; [FTL] Captures Regina and orders her execution for the ‘good of the kingdom’, only to have it called off by Snow. Banishes Regina with the view that she wont be able to harm them again in this land.
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: Mary and Charming look for a new house but wonder whether they want the same thing after Charming ponders returning to the enchanted forest.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Prepares to sacrifice himself to ‘save the town’ from Anton but is saved by Snow. Shows Anton a ‘kindness’ by rescuing him.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: Charming and Snow come to terms with the revelation that Rumples is Henry’s grandfather.
  • 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Charming is attacked by Hook who reclaims his …hook from storage. He assists Snow in the successful quest to find ‘the dark one’s’ dagger before Cora and Regina, only for the deadly duo to threaten Snow with Johanna’s life for the dagger. With Snow shattered by revelations of the role Cora played in her mother’s death, the demise of Johanna and the loss of the dagger, Charming struggles to keep his beloved on the path of so-called goodness.
  • 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Charming joins the battle to stop Cora and Regina but is rendered unconscious, again.
  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: Tries to protect his wife against Regina.
  • 2.18 “Selfless, Brave and True”: Comforts Snow believing that there’s still hope for her yet.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Brings Emma to the magic bean field, revealing his and Snow’s intentions to return to the Enchanted Forest.
  • 2.20 “The Evil Queen”: Considers locking Regina away in Rumples’ cell when they go back the the Enchanted Forest; is surprised to discover the magic beans destroyed.
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: The search for the stolen magic beans soon leads to the search for Regina. He helps save her from Greg Mendell.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: Is out-thought and out-fought by Greg who escapes with the magic beans which he and Tamara use to take Henry through a portal. Charming joins the search for Henry. The destination? Neverland.

SEASON 3

  • 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”:  Now in Neverland, Charming and the Jolly Roger gang disagree on how to navigate their strange new realm as they face dangerous threats from below and above,. However, they are forced to put aside their differences in the continued search for Henry.
  • 3.02 – To be updated
  • 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: Charming continues to conceal his nightshade poisoning from Snow. He confides in Hook who warns that he might not see another summer. But, maybe pixie dust can save him?

Rumplestiltskin — Mr. Gold

SEASON 1

Fairytale: Rumplestiltskin helped the Evil Queen cast the spell that trapped the fairy tale residents in Storybrooke, in return for the EQ granting him favors in the alternate world whenever he says “please”.

Real World: Mr. Gold owns the town of Storybrooke. He also brought Henry to Regina when Henry was a baby and used this to initiate Emma’s arrival. He is aware of the curse.

  • 1.08 — “Desperate Souls“: Rumplestiltskin was known as “the man who ran” after he fled the Ogres war. His wife wasn’t fond of his cowardice and left him. Rumpels tells his son, Baelfire, that his mother is dead. Threatened with losing Baelfire to the Ogres war, a desperate Rumplestiltskin is tricked into killing “The Dark One” with the mystical blade, assuming his power and transforming him into the Rumples we know. Before he dies, Zoso warns Rumples that magic always comes with a price and implies that Baelfire isn’t really his son.
  • 1.10 — “7:15 AM”: Rumples meets Snow for the first time. He trades her a love-erasing potion for a strand of her hair.
  • 1.12 — “Skin Deep”: Rumples falls for Belle but chooses power over love. Mr. Gold gets retribution against Moe French for stealing an important item from his past. He confesses to Regina that he’s aware of the curse.
  • 1.16 — “Heart Of Darkness”: Gold becomes Mary’s attorney. Rumples uses Snow and Charming’s hair to create a love potion.
  • 1.17 — “Hat Trick”: Gold assists Regina in framing Mary for Kathryn’s ‘death’.
  • 1.19 — “The Return”: Rumples agrees to give up his power if Baelfire can find a safe way; He breaks their deal and willfully lets Baelfire fall down the portal to a “better world”; Vows to find a curse that will reunite him with his son. It is confirmed that Gold abducted Kathryn; Gold believes August is Baelfire before realizing it’s a ruse.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: Rumples helps Charming find his beloved Snow in exchange for hiding a bottle of THE love potion inside Maleficent. Mr. Gold is reunited with Belle and, after retrieving the love potion from inside Maleficent, he brings magic to Storybrooke.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Promises Belle that he wont kill Regina, but concocts an ‘even worse’ suffering by summoning a wraith to devour her soul.
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Learns that leaving Storybrooke causes fairytale land memories to vanish, much to his displeasure;helps Regina break free from her mother and teaches her magic.
  • 2.04 “The Crocodile”: Continues to use magic despite his promise to Belle. Rescues her from losing her memory and admits to being a coward. Holds Belle’s abductor William Smee for information about his “Captain”; Rumples’ dissatisfied wife Milah runs away for a life of adventure with Captain Killian Jones, with whom she falls in love. Some time later, the now powerful Rumples makes a deal with Jones and Milah — a magic bean in exchange for their lives. He kills Milah and cuts off Jones’ hand. Much to his surprise, Jones managed to keep the bean.
  • 2.05 “The Doctor”: Trains Regina in the art of magic. When she refuses to use magic for evil, he hires Dr. Victor Frankenstein (via Jefferson) to purposely fail at bringing Daniel back from the dead, thus making Regina willing to use magic for evil purposes.
  • 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Gives Henry a magical pendant to help him control his actions in the dreamworld.
  • 2.08 “Into The Deep”: Worried by the prospect of Cora finding her way into Storybrooke now that he has someone to lose, he assists Henry and Charming in their respective Netherworld endeavors.
  • 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”: Unites with Regina to destroy the portal but watches as her resolve is broken by Henry. Tells the returned Emma that he didn’t make her, she’s simply the product of ‘true love’ — hence her ability to withstand Cora’s heart-snatching antics.
  • 2.10 “The Cricket Game”: Helps Emma unlock her magic ability to uncover Archie’s supposed murderer; Manipulates Snow into making a deal that prevents Regina from ever harming her and Charming again, but it’s a ploy to inspire Regina to take them all to another land where she can harm them (and where he hopes to find his son, no doubt).
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: Successfully tests his memory spell on Smee but turns him into a rat after he helps Hook steal Baelfire’s enchanted shawl. Faces off against Hook, but Belle prevents him from killing Hook because she still sees the ‘good’ in him. His plan to leave Storybrooke to search for Baelfire is thwarted by Hook, who shoots Belle, sending her over the line where she seems to no longer remember who she is. Rumples prepares to fireball Hook but the dastardly pirate is run over by a car.
  • 2.12 “In The Name Of The Brother”: Rumple is frustrated that Belle cannot remember him. Agrees a truce with Cora who gives him a device which he uses to find Baelfire’s location. Demands that Emma join him on his quest to find Bae by cashing in on the favor she owes him; Makes a deal with Frankenstein by supporting his research in return for knowledge of how to bring the dead back to life. Sets him up with Jefferson to acquire an enchanted heart from Regina to help with his endeavors.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Travels to Logan International airport with Emma and Henry where he experiences disorientation, memory and power loss. They hop a plane to New York in search of Bae.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: Rumples activates his deal with Emma when Baelfire runs away. Meanwhile, he thanks Henry for leading him to his son. He gets angry at Emma when he realizes that she’s not telling him the truth about her connection to Bae — who breaks up the argument, revealing himself to his stunned father. Rumples tries to apologise for abandoning Bae and offers him to chance to take away his memories so they can start over. Bae’s not having any of it. In the land that was, an excited Rumples joins the front line in the Ogres War; eager to prove himself not to be a coward like his father. There he meets a Seer, who warns him that his actions on the battlefield will leave his son without a father. Rumples doesn’t like the sound of this and when events continue to unfold as the Seer described, he purposefully injures his leg in order to leave the war, thus the limp is born — as is Milah’s disgust upon hearing of his cowardice. Rumples promises baby Bae that he’ll never leave him. Years later, after losing Bae, Rumples re-encounters the Seer who tells him that a curse cast by another will rip them from this land and put him on the path to reuniting with his son. Rumples assumes the Seer’s powers, giving him the ability to see the future, but it will take a while for him to interpret the fixed paths from the possible futures. As one final gift of gratitude for relieving her burden, she tells him that a young boy will be key in this reunion, but warns that he’s more than he seems and will ultimately be his undoing. He affirms that he’ll just kill the boy.
  • 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Rumples is attacked and poisoned by Hook. He reacts aggressively to Henry when the moppet shows his concern. Begrudgingly, Rumples tells Emma where the dagger is after word arrives that Cora and Regina are rummaging around Storybrooke for it. Bae and Emma plan to take him back to Storybrooke in a bid to obtain the magic needed to save his life.
  • 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Rumples enlists Cora in his quest to cast the curse. They make a deal: he teaches her magic in return for her first born. They fall in love and he changes the terms of the contract, stipulating that she owes him his child. She removes her own heart, choosing power over love, noting that their deal is null and void as she wont be having a child with him. In Storybrooke, Rumples, dying, teaches Emma to use emotion to unlock her power, enlists Snow to kill Cora, and says emotional goodbyes to both Belle and Baelfire. With death approaching, Rumples asks Cora whether she ever truly loved him. Yes, she loved him. Rumples prepares to die, but in a dramatic twist of fate Regina returns Cora’s heart to her body, causing her to die.
  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: Pays his respects to Cora; tries to warn Regina that she can’t have both revenge and Henry. Warns the Charmings that Regina plans to cast another curse to destroy Snow and make Henry love her. Protects Snow against Regina after being reminded of their new-found family bond.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Takes ‘Lacey’ (‘curse memory’ Belle) on a date in an attempt to get to know her/restore her memories. Discovers that she likes the ruthless Rumplestiltskin, the side of him pre-curse Belle helped him keep in check. In the land that was, Rumples tortures Robin Hood after catching him stealing his wand, but Belle sets him free. Belle’s perspective persuades Rumples to let Robin live and their relationship begins to blossom.
  • 2.20 “The Evil Queen”: In the land that was, Rumples appears to aid Regina’s quest to kill Snow by placing a disguise spell on her, but refuses to come to her aid when she calls his name. He eventually changes her back to her normal form having got Regina in the ‘right’ state of mind.
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: Provides Emma with magic to help locate Regina. He reveals his magic to Lacey for the first time. She wants them to be immortal — there’s just one problem: the boy prophesied to be his destruction.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: Rumples is heartbroken to learn that his son has been lost to yet another portal. Gives Lacey back her ‘Belle’ memories before joining the rescue party to search for Henry who has been kidnapped through a portal by Greg and Tamara. The destination? Neverland.

SEASON 3

  • 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”:  Now in Neverland, Rumples teleports to the Island where he finds Tamara dying from an arrow injury. He gets intel on Henry’s whereabouts before crushing her heart into dust. Later, he meets a Lost Boy who warns him off Henry. Rumples is prepared to go down fighting. The Lost Boy leaves Rumples with a heartbreaking token from his past. Oh, it’s on.
  • 3.02 – To be updated
  • 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: In flashback, Rumples taunts Queen Regina about her inescapable fate.

BAELFIRE/NEAL CASSIDY

Baelfire/Neal Cassidy

Baelfire is Rumplestilskin’s young son who was to be recruited to fight in the Ogre war, much to Rumples’ fear. Rumples lost Baelfire after killing Zoso and obtaining the power of the mystical dagger, choosing magic over Bae.

  • 1.19 — “The Return”: Baelfire uses the magic bean obtained from the Blue Fairy to open a portal to a world without magic; Rumples refuses to go with Baelfire and lets him fall into the portal which closes after him.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: The new stranger lives on Grand Street in Little Italy. He receives a postcard from a white dove with the message “Broken”.
  • 2.04 “The Crocodile”: A young Baelfire is deserted by his mother.
  • 2.06 “Tallahassee”: Flashback to Oregon, Portland (2001). The new stranger is revealed to be Neal Cassidy. He meets Emma after she tries to steal his car, which he had previously stolen, and they strike up a relationship and steal many things together. They plan to settle down in Tallahassee but one high risk job stands in their way. Emma volunteers. August convinces Neal not to be with Emma, telling him she has a “destiny”, and gets him to frame Emma, leading to her arrest. Two months later, Neal asks August to make sure Emma gets the iconic yellow VW Bug and some money. He also asks August to let him know if anything changes. August promises to send him a postcard if it does. It’s revealed that Emma is pregnant with Henry – Neal is the father.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: Neal and Emma collide in more ways than one. He is confirmed as Baelfire, Rumples son. Bae is almost as astounded as Emma to discover how fate has conspired to bring them back together. He admits to knowing Rumples is his father but claims not to have known that Emma was connected. He explains his reasons for abandoning her (in flashback it’s revealed that August showed him his typewriter with a sheet of paper with the message “I know you’re Baelfire”) and is surprised to find out that he is a father. He gets to know Henry and they get on like a house on fire, but he has little time for Rumples; refusing to ‘start over’ due to the way he abandoned him.
  • 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Bae continues to connect with Henry over pizza. He agrees to help Emma get Rumples back to Storybrooke after his old man is attacked by Hook, whom he confirms having crossed paths with before. He introduces Emma to his fiancee, Tamara.
  • 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Bae tries to protect his father from Cora. He finds out that Rumples still has love within him. They share a touching moment before Cora casts him and Emma to the woods.
  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: Invites Henry to go back with him to New York following Regina’s threat to destroy Snow.
  • 2.18 “Selfless, Brave and True”: Comes clean to Tamara about being from the Enchanted Forest, but she refuses to believe him (seemingly). NYC, November, 2011. August tells him he’s turning back into wood which means Emma is in Storybrooke. Bae is reluctant for the curse to be broken because it means “my father is going to remember who he is and come looking for me.” Moments later he bumps into Tamara.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Spends the day bonding with Henry, oblivious to the fact that August’s warning involves his fiancee.
  • 2.20 “The Evil Queen”: Refuses to believe Emma’s claim that Tamara is the “Her” August tried to warn them about.
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: Refuses to believe Emma’s claims about Tamara being behind Regina’s disappearance. That eventually changes when Tamara shoots him in the gut after admitting that their entire relationship was a lie. He is saved by Emma, only to find himself dangling over the portal that Tamara opened as a weapon. Mirroring a time long, long ago, he tells Emma to let him go so that Henry doesn’t have to grow up without both of them. She tells him she loves him, his hand slips, Baelfire is lost to another world — hopefully with magic or science to treat that gunshot wound.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: Prince Phillip, Aurora and Mulan find him washed up and unconscious on a beach in the land that was.

SEASON 3

  • 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”:  Still in the Enchanted Forest of Enchantment, Neal wakes up to find himself recuperating in Aurora and Prince Phillip’s kingdom. After Aurora fails to contact Henry through her still-active dream-walking ability, he sets off with Mulan for his father’s castle in search of a magic item to contact Emma, where they encounter Robin Hood and find a magic snow globe. Neal sees that Emma is in Neverland, much to his concern.
  • 3.02 – To be updated
  • 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: Neal enlists the help of Robin Hood’s young son Roland to summon the Shadow, which he uses to return to Neverland.

Belle Aka Lacey

SEASON 1

Belle agreed to become Rumplestiltskin’s “caretaker” in exchange for the safety of her family. She fell in love with Rumple but couldn’t convince him to choose love over power. She is said to have died following cruelty from her father. In the present day, Belle is locked in a cell underneath Storybrooke General Hospital.

  • 1.14 “Dreamy”: A love-sick Belle meets Dreamy and tells him to be with the one he loves.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: Belle is freed from her dungeon cell by Jefferson who tells her to find Mr. Gold. Which she does. With the curse broken, she joyfully remembers her twue love!
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Makes Rumples promise not to kill Regina but is upset when he uses a loophole to enact his revenge. Decides to stay with him to tame his inner beast.
  • 2.04 “The Crocodile”: Breaks up with Gold after he continues to be dishonest with her. She gets abducted by her father who tries to send her across the Storybrooke border to erase her memories of Gold. She is rescued by Gold who comes clean about his motivations. Feeling sorry for him, she decides they can go on a date sometime.
  • 2.07 “Child Of The Moon: Supports Ruby during her wolf-time crisis.
  • 2.08 ” Into The Deep”: Meets her abductor Regina. Awkward.
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: After being attacked by Hook, she goes in search of an item that he stole from Rumples. She convinces Rumples not to kill Hook, but is later shot by the vengeful pirate and sent over the Storybrooke line where, while dying, she appears confused as to who “Belle” is; Enlists on a dangerous mission to kill the fiery Yaoguai where she joins forces with Mulan. She extinguishes the monster’s flames but helps it with with fairy dust. It transforms into Prince Phillip who had been cursed by Maleficent. Her encounter with the monster is enough to convince her that she needs to help her own monster, Rumples. However, she’s captured by Regina before she can make it back to him.
  • 2.12 “In The Name Of The Brother”: Doesn’t remember who Rumples is, smashes her favorite chipped cup.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Tells Red about her experience at the line. Red tries to convince her otherwise and she is sedated by her old chum Nurse Severe. However, fellow fireball-gazer Greg believes her story.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: Belle unwittingly sets Regina on the path to Rumples’ dagger.
  • 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Belle is overcome with emotion as a dying Rumples tells her who she is.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Regina awakens Belle’s ‘curse memory,’ altering her persona. Agrees to go on a date with Rumples out of politeness but is unable to love him the way pre-curse memory Belle did. However, her interest is piqued when she sees Rumples unleashing the beast on the Sheriff of Nottingham. In the land that was, Belle sets Robin Hood free from Rumples’ torture chamber. She eventually persuades Rumples to let Robin live. She is pleased with his decision and takes a certain shine to him.
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: Learns that Rumples can use magic. She is excited by the prospect of living forever with her man. Finds out that there’s just one tiny problem — the boy prophesied to be Rumples’ undoing.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: Rumples restores Lacey’s ‘Belle memories’ (without her permission) and their old bond is rekindled. Before departing for Neverland in search of Henry, Rumples leaves her instructions on how to place a cloaking shield around Storybrooke.

Sir Maurice — Moe French

Sir Maurice is Belle’s father. Facing defeat in the Ogre war, he calls for Rumplestiltskin who agrees to help in exchange for Belle. He is said to have shunned Belle upon her return, locking her in a tower where she supposedly leapt to her death. In Storybrooke, Moe French steals Mr. Gold’s cherished item at the behest of Regina. Gold beats him to a pulp, blaming him for Belle’s death.

SEASON 2

  • 2.04 “The Crocodile”: Moe hires William Smee to abduct Belle in a bid to send outside the town limits to erase her memories of Mr. Gold, even though she would forget him too. His plan is thwarted by Gold. Belle claims she doesn’t want to see Moe ever again.

Daniel ‘The Stable Boy’ (RIP) 

once-upon-a-time-daniel-stable-boy

SEASON 1

  • 1.18 – “The Stable Boy”: Daniel was Regina’s horse trainer and first love. He planned to run away with Regina so they could be together. He was murdered by Regina’s mother Cora, who didn’t believe he was suitable for her daughter.

SEASON 2

  • 2.05 “The Doctor”: Regina has placed an enchanted spell on Daniel, preserving his dead body. Dr Victor Frankenstein uses the pretence of bringing Daniel back to manipulate Regina; Daniel is brought back from the dead by Dr. Whale but the procedure leaves Daniel in pain and unable to control his aggression. He pleads with Regina to let him go. She begrudgingly obliges, turning him to dust.

The Huntsman — Sheriff Graham Humbert (RIP)

Fairytale: The Huntsman was abandoned by his parents and raised by wolves, who he believes to be more honorable than people. He was hired by the Evil Queen to kill Snow White because of his lack of compassion for humans — however, he spares her life and brings the EQ a stag’s heart instead. Not falling for his ruse, she removes his heart, keeping him as her pet (Ep. 7).

Real World: Graham Humbert is Storybrooke’s Sheriff. While searching for David Nolan (Ep. 3), he refers to the woods as “my world” and successfully tracks David. Several hints later, it is confirmed that he is the Huntsman when he begins to remember his fairytale past after kissing Emma. He is then killed by Regina to prevent him from remembering; she squishes his fairytale heart that she had locked away in her vault (Ep. 7).

  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: The Huntsman helps Charming escape from the Queen’s castle.

SEASON 2

  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: Answers to Regina’s every command courtesy of her having control over his heart. Arrests Kurt Flynn.

The Huntsman’s Wolf

The Huntsman’s best friend is a wolf with one red eye and one black eye. In Storybrooke, he causes Emma to crash her car, preventing her from leaving town (pilot). Later, he appears to the Huntsman’s counterpart, Graham, when he starts remembering his fairytale past. Although there are supposedly no wolves in Storybrooke (ref: Rumpelstiltskin), the wolf leads Graham to Regina’s secret vault where the fairytale version of his heart is stashed.

The Mirror/The Genie — Sidney Glass

In fairytale land, The Mirror is the Evil Queen’s reflective admirer and confidant. In Storybrooke he’s Sidney Glass, the crawling editor at The Daily Mirror.

  • Episode 11 — “Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree”: Before he was the Mirror, he was the Genie. After being freed by King Leopold, he fell in love with his wife, the Evil Queen, who manipulated him into murdering Leopold, so that she could herself be free. He unwittingly transforms himself into The Mirror by using his final wish to always see her face.
  • 1.19 — “The Return”: Protects Regina by confessing to abducting Kathryn.

Jiminy Cricket — Archie Hopper

Jiminy Cricket is a member of the War Council. He began life as a thief at the behest of his parents. His wish to be free from their crooked influence was granted by the Blue Fairy, who turned him into his creature of choice – a cricket. As part of the deal, he became best friends with Geppetto, whose parents were turned into puppets by Jiminy’s parents. In the ‘real world’, he’s Archie Hopper, Storybrooke’s resident psychiatrist and best friend of Marco.

  • 1.20 “The Stranger”: Warns Geppetto not to send Pinocchio to the land without magic. However, Geppetto puts the cricket in his place, telling him that the debt he owes him over the death of his parents can never be paid, but he can start by keeping his nose out.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: With the curse now broken, Archie remembers who he really is.
SEASON 2
  • 2.05 “The Doctor”: Councils Regina over her addiction to magic.
  • 2.10 The Cricket Game: Archie is attacked and kidnapped by Cora posing as Regina; He supports the move to execute Regina.
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: Threatened by Hook, he tells him Rumples’ weaknesses before he is rescued by Belle.
  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: 1983, Hopper doesn’t recall his former life.

Red Riding Hood & Grandma — Ruby & Granny

SEASON 1

Red Riding Hood is a member of the War Council and becomes Ruby in the real world, a young woman who longs to leave town. Grandma is Granny, also a member of the War Council, who own the Storybrooke diner and runs Granny’s Inn.

  • 1.10 – “7:15 AM”: Red helps protect Snow from the Evil Queen by keeping her hidden and bringing her food. Because Snow White once helped her “when no-one else would,” Red Riding Hood helps Snow forget her love for Prince James by directing her to someone who can – Rumples.
  • 1.15 – “Red-Handed”: Red discovers that she’s the Big Bad Wolf; a trait that runs in her family. Granny bought Red’s cloak from a wizard to keep her from turning. Granny’s wolf transformation has faded away. In Storybrooke, Ruby discovers, what seems to be, Kathryn’s heart in a buried box.
  • 1.16 – “Heart Of Darkness”: Red uses her wolf ability to hold off King George’s army so that Prince Charming can escape.
  • 1.18 “The Stable Boy”: Ruby discovers Kathryn alive.
  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Granny and Red assist Snow in storming George’s castle in a bid to save Charming.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: With the curse now broken, Granny and Ruby remember their true identities.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Joins the angry mob who descend on Regina’s door.
  • 2.04 “The Crocodile”: Bonds with Belle and uses her heightened senses to help in locate her after she is abducted.
  • 2.07 Child Of The Moon”: Red and Snow are on the run from the Queen. Red reunites with her mother Anita, who Granny claimed was dead. Anita teaches her to embrace her wolf side and tells her to choose by murdering Snow. Red protects Snow instead, killing her mother in the process; In Storybrooke, Red worries about what will happen during the first full moon since the curse was broken. She’s framed for the murder of Billy, but Nolan and Granny help her get to the bottom of the truth. With Albert Spencer the real culprit, Ruby is redeemed and finds the ability to control her wolf side.
  • 2.12 “In The Name Of The Brother”: Saves Dr. Whale’s life. Inspires him to continue his work.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Tries to convince Belle that she saw nothing magical at the line.
  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: 1983, Granny and Red don’t recall their former lives.

Geppetto & Pinocchio — Marco

SEASON 1 

Enchanted Forest of Enchantment, young Geppetto‘s parents are turned into puppets by Jiminy’s parents. Jiminy becomes his best friend and guide. He grows up to become a woodcarver and carves a son, who he names Pinocchio, from an enchanted tree. A member of the war council, Geppetto carves the magical wardrobe that transports baby Emma to the land without magic before the Evil Queen casts her spell. In Storybrooke, Geppetto is Marco, a handyman who longs for a son.

  • 1.20 “The Stranger”: Pinocchio gives up his life to save his father from drowning. Geppetto asks the Blue Fairy to bring Pinocchio back to life, she agrees, turning him into a real boy for his bravery. Geppetto agrees to carve the last enchanted tree into a magical wardrobe that will transport the unborn “saviour” to a land without magic, on the condition that one of the two spots go to Pinocchio, who he fears will turn back into a puppet because he’s made from magic. The plan changes when Snow White gives birth to Emma before entering the wardrobe, and instead of giving up Pinocchio’s spot so that Snow can travel with Emma, he ignores the Fairy and sends Pinocchio to ‘the land without magic’, tasking him with guiding Emma.
SEASON 2
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Searches for Pinocchio, finds his hat.
  • 2.17 “Welcome To Storybrooke”: 1983, Geppetto doesn’t recall his former life.
  • 2.18 “Selfless, Brave and True”: Confesses to lying to Mary about the limitations of the enchanted wardrobe; apologizes for sending Pinocchio to Earth with Emma in place of her. Reunites with his son moments before he dies. Is overjoyed when The Blue Fairy brings August back to life as the little boy he lost all those years ago.

The Mysterious Stranger/August Wayne Booth/Pinocchio

SEASON 1

A mysterious stranger arrives in Storybrooke and decides to stay (Ep. 9). The stranger is the first visitor to enter Storybrooke and stay (other than Emma).

  • 1.10 — “7:15 AM”: The Mysterious Stranger is a writer. Storybrooke provides “inspiration” for him.
  • 1.11 — “Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree”: Steals Henry’s fairytale book.
  • 1.13 — “What Happened To Frederick”: Tells Emma his name is August Wayne Booth. Shows her the Wishing Well. Adds pages to Henry’s book.
  • 1.16 — “Heart Of Darkness”: Tells Henry he’s here to help Emma believe in the fairytale.
  • 1.18 “The Stable Boy”: Develops a limp.
  • 1.19 — “The Return”: Tries to trick Mr. Gold into believing that he’s his son, Baelfire. Turns out, August is sick and needs magic to survive.
  • 1.20 — “The Stranger”: Puppet Pinocchio sacrifices his life to save his father from drowning. As a reward, he is turned into a real boy by the Blue Fairy. Geppetto pulls a few strings to ensure that his son is spared from the Evil Queen’s curse by sending him through the magical wardrobe to Earth, where he is swiftly joined by the newly born baby Emma, who he promised to look after; He tells the authorities that he found Emma by highway and they are both taken into care; However, Pinocchio strays from his responsibilities and runs away from the foster home, leaving baby Emma behind. In Storybrooke, adult Pinocchio (August W. Booth) steps up his efforts to get Emma to believe by taking her to the tree where they entered Earth from FTL, revealing his true identity as Pinocchio. He shows Emma his wooden leg in hope that she will believe, but she is unable to ‘see’ it; He becomes Marco’s assistant and tells him that he failed his father by not being able to keep a promise soon enough.
  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: An ever-woodening August implies that he’s turning back into wood because he broke his deal to look after Emma, and that it wont stop unless the curse is broken.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: August transforms back into wood before Emma can break the curse.
SEASON 2
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Remains in a wooden state despite the curse having been broken, but shows signs of life with a blink and mysteriously disappears before Geppetto pays him a visit.
  • 2.06 “Tallahassee”: Portland, Oregon (2001) – August prevents Neal Cassidy from running away with Emma, claiming that she has a “destiny” which she shouldn’t be distracted from. Convinces Neal to let Emma go by showing him something from his mystery box. He promises to send Neal a postcard if Emma fulfills her destiny and ensures she gets the keys to the VW Bug.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: In a flashback, it’s revealed that August convinced Neal to let Emma go by showing him his typewriter containing a sheet of paper with the message: “I know you’re Baelfire.”
  • 2.18 “Selfless, Brave and True”: Phuket, October 24, 2011 (8:15am) – August wakes up to his leg turning into wood. Hong Kong, October 2011 – He visits an alternative healer called “The Dragon” who claims to be able to fix his problem, in exchange for a personal item (necklace from the enchanted forest) and $10k. August steals the money from Tamara, who claims to be searching for a cure for a rare form of cancer. The Dragon gives him a magical potion, which Tamara takes from August. New York, November 2011; August visits Baelfire to tell him that he’s turning back into wood, meaning that Emma’s in Storybrooke. He says “I got to get her to break the curse to stop what’s happening to me,” before vowing to send him a postcard when the curse is broken. In Storybrooke, August, wooden but mobile, is hiding away in the woods. He tells Snow that the breaking of the curse left him stuck and he doesn’t want his father to see him this way. Tamara finds him and offers him the last of the magical potion, which she claims is in her apartment in New York. He sets off for NYC but turns back upon realizing that Tamara killed The Dragon. She tasers him and he dies in front of Geppetto and the gang before he can warn them about Tamara. The Blue Fairy brings him back to life as he has apparently fulfilled his vow to be ‘brave, truthful and unselfish’, but he comes back as the little boy who originally went through the wardrobe. He’s happy to be ‘real’ and back with his father.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Bonds with Henry [off-screen].

Doc – Doctor

SEASON 1

Doc is the leader of the 7 Dwarfs and Snow White’s personal physician. He’s also a member of the war council. In the real world he’s a doctor at Storybrooke General Hospital.

  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Assists Snow in storming George’s castle in a bid to save Charming.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Joins the angry mob who descend on Regina’s door.
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Discovers that leaving Storybrooke causes fairytale land memories to disappear. Decides to mine for fairy dust in the hope that it will restore Sneezy’s old memories.

Grumpy/Dreamy — Leroy

SEASON 1

Grumpy is one of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs in the fairy tale realm. His mirror character in the real world is Leroy, the town’s resident troublemaker.

  • 1.10 “7:15 AM”: Grumpy and Snow White meet for the first time in King George’s jail. Grumpy wound up there because of love. She was as “beautiful as a fairy”. He traded all of his wages from the Diamond Mines with the foreman so that he could buy her a ring, but he got swindled with a stolen rock and took the blame. Grumpy helps Snow escape. She returns the favor by saving his life. He invites her home with his fellow dwarfs.
  • 1.14 “Dreamy”: Nova’s fairy dust causes Dreamy to hatch earlier than his brother dwarfs. He falls in love with her but breaks it off; becoming Grumpy. Leroy raises enough money for Astrid and the nuns to pay their rent.
  • 1.16 “Heart Of Darkness”: Joins Snow in her quest to save Charming from King George.
  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Assists Snow in storming George’s castle in a bid to save Charming.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Joins the angry mob who descend on Regina’s door.
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Discovers that leaving Storybrooke causes fairytale land memories to disappear. Goes mining for fairy dust in the hope that it will restore Sneezy’s old memories.
  • 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Stumbles upon the much sought after diamonds from which to create fairy dust.
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: In the wake of Archie’s apparent death, Grumpy and the dwarfs express a desire to go back to the enchanted forest; Dreamy convinces Belle to go on the dangerous Yaoguai hunt. He and Nova are planning to run away.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Joins the stand off against Anton. Helps plant the stalk.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Continues to assist in the cultivation of the magic bean field.

Nova/Astrid

Nova is a ditsy fairy who hopes to one day become fairy godmother. She falls in love with Dreamy and plans to sail the world with him. However, he breaks it off so that she can fulfill her fairy godmother destiny. In Storybrooke she’s Astrid, a nun who forms a bond with Leroy.

The Blue Fairy

SEASON 1

TBF helped Jiminy escape his parents by transforming him into a cricket. TBF is also a member of the War Council and the brains behind Geppetto’s wardrobe that transports baby Emma to the real world. In Storybrooke, she’s Mother Superior.

  • 1.14 – “Dreamy”: TBF trains Nova in the way of the fairies. She warns Dreamy that he and Nova cannot be together.
  • 1.19 — “The Return”: Gives Baelfire the last magic bean that opens a gateway to a world without magic; warns Rumples that he can’t follow Baelfire without a great price — a powerful curse that sacrifices “this world for the next.”
  • 1.20 “The Stranger”: The Blue Fairy turns Pinocchio into a real boy, saving his life. With Regina’s curse about to hit, she gets Geppetto to build the magic wardrobe to transport baby Emma to Earth. However, he disobeys her by sending Pinocchio into the wardrobe instead of allowing Snow White to go with her child.
  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Assists Snow in storming George’s castle in a bid to save Charming.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: With the curse now broken, Mother Superior remembers who she really is.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Admits that she’s pretty much powerless without her wand and fairy dust.
  • 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Excited at the prospect of having fairy dust at her fingertips once more.
  • 2.10 “The Cricket Game”: Her attempt to capture Regina with a containment spell works in fairytale land but the same move fails in Storybrooke.
  • 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Helps Snow and Charming search for ‘the dark one’s’ dagger, but she is unable to break the powerful protection spell guarding Rumples’ shop.
  • 2.18 “Selfless, Brave and True”: Uses her wand to bring August back to life, transforming him back into the boy who originally went through the wardrobe.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Cloaks the magic bean field [off-screen].
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: Checks Regina’s vitals following her brush with death at the hands of Greg and Tamara. Confirms that she’ll live and that her magic will return.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: Conveniently figures out how to restore Sneezy’s memories moments before the potential total destruction of Storybrooke.

SEASON 3

  • 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”:  The Blue Fairy scolds Tinker Bell for using her magic to help Regina. Having lost faith in Tink, she punishes her by taking away her wings and magic.

Sleepy — Walter

SEASON 1

Sleepy is one of Snow White’s seven dwarfs in the fairy tale. In Storybrooke he’s Walter, a security guard at the hospital who is prone to falling asleep. His real-world character is confirmed in Episode 3, “Snow Falls”.

  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Assists Snow in storming George’s castle in a bid to save Charming.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Joins the angry mob who descend on Regina’s door.
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Discovers that leaving Storybrooke causes fairytale land memories to disappear. Goes mining for fairy dust in the hope that it will restore Sneezy’s old memories.

Sneezy — Mr. Clark

SEASON 1

Sneezy is one of Snow White’s seven dwarfs in FTL. In Storybrooke, he’s Mr. Clark, the town pharmacist.

  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Assists Snow in storming George’s castle in a bid to save Charming.
SEASON 2
  • 2.01 “Broken”: Joins the angry mob who descend on Regina’s door.
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Forgets his fairytale land identity after stepping outside the town limits.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: The dwarfs find a way to restore Sneezy’s memories, but with the potential destruction of Storybrooke imminent he’s not overly keen on the idea.

King George

SEASON 1

King George made a deal with Rumples for a son, as he and his wife were unable to conceive. Prince Charming would go on to become an expert dragon slayer. Many years later, George struck a deal with King Midas: if Charming could kill the unkillable dragon, his kingdom would receive gold. Unfortunately, Charming was killed in battle before he could face the dragon.

To prevent Midas from finding out and calling off the deal, George made another agreement with Rumples – Charming’s twin brother in exchange for the location of the Fairy Godmother. Done deal.

  • 1.10 – “7:15 AM”:With James set to break off the proposed marriage because of his love for Snow White, George threatens Snow with James’ death unless she tells James that she doesn’t love him.
  • 1.13 — “What Happened To Frederick”: He tries to have James killed after he calls of the marriage to Abigail.
  • 1.18 “The Stable Boy”: In Storybrooke, he’s District Attorney Albert Spencer. He gets Mary to incriminate herself over the disappearance of Kathryn.
  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Hands Charming over to the Queen in exchange for riches. Castle stormed by Snow and cohorts in search of Charming.
SEASON 2
  • 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Continues his vengeance against Charming by capturing Snow and cursing her with a drink that leaves her unable to conceive; Over in Storybrooke, Albert watches his ‘great grandson’ Henry from the shadows.
  • 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Kills Billy and tries to frame Ruby for the murder in an attempt to discredit Nolan. The truth eventually comes out, but he still manages to hurt Nolan by burning Jefferson’s hat — and with it seemingly any hope Nolan had of finding a way back to fairytale land to reunite with Snow and Emma.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Orders Prince James to use Antone to gain access to Giantland’s riches.

Abigail — Kathryn

Abigail is King Midas’ daughter and was Prince Charming’s fiance before he met Snow White. In the real world she’s Kathryn, David’s wife.

  • 1.13 “What Happened To Frederick”: With the help of Prince Charming, Abigail frees her true love Frederick from his golden state. Following her split from David, Kathryn tries to leave town but her car is found crashed and abandoned at the edge of town.
  • 1.18 “The Stable Boy”: Kathryn is discovered alive.

Frederick

Frederick is Abigail’s love. He was transformed into gold when defending King Midas from ambushers. He was released from his metallic state with water from Lake Nostos. In Storybrooke, he’s a gym teacher at the school. He discovers Kathryn’s abandoned car on the edge of town.

Cinderella — Ashley Boyd

Cinderella unwittingly agrees to give her first-born to Rumpelstiltskin in exchange for a new life. Her Storybrooke counterpart is Ashley, a pregnant woman who is dumped by her boyfriend, Sean. An agreement has been made to give her baby to Mr. Gold. Emma helps Ashley to keep her baby. Sean proposes to her.

Prince Thomas — Sean

Prince Thomas is Cinderella’s husband in the fairy tale world. In Storybrooke, he’s Sean, Ashley’s boyfriend and the father of her child. He proposes to Ashley.

The King — Sean’s Father

The King is Prince Thomas’ father in the fairy tale world. In Storybrooke, he’s Sean’s father. He arranges for Ashley to sell her baby to Mr. Gold.

Geppetto’s Parents (RIP)

Geppetto’s parents were transformed into puppets by Jiminy’s parents, who tricked them with “elf tonic” from Rumpelstiltskin. In Storybrooke, Mr. Gold has Geppetto’s parent-puppets in his shop.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN

  • 1.01 Pilot: The Unidentified Man offers a lock of his hair to help power the Evil Queen’s curse.
  • 1.08 “Desperate Souls”: He can be seen in a boiler suit at Regina’s press conference.

Note: The Unidentified Man is played by C. Ernst Harth (HT: Jeff), who played the role of Abraham the giant in “Tiny”. See here for more.

Blind Witch — Miss Ginger

The Blind Witch contributes a lock of hair to facilitate the Evil Queen’s first attempt at the curse. It’s unlikely that this is an older version of Emma Caulfield‘s Blind Witch who appears in Episode 9, as she seemingly perishes.

In Storybrooke she’s Miss Ginger — a woman with thick glasses who attends Regina’s press conference in Episode 8.

Nicholas & Ava Zimmer — Hansel & Gretel

Hansel and Gretel are separated from their father by the Evil Queen, who enlists them to steal an important artifact from the Blind Witch. After successfully retrieving the artifact, Hansel and Gretel refuse to live with the Evil Queen so she transports them to a forest, separating them from their father.

This separation carries over to Storybrooke, where Ava and Nicholas are parent-less twins. Their mother, Dory, died a few years ago, but no-one remembers her (she died prior to the curse in FTL). Emma Swan identifies with their situation and helps reunite them with their biological father, Michael Tillman.

The Woodcutter — Michael Tillman

The Woodcutter is the father of Hansel and Gretel. He was separated from them by the Evil Queen. In Storybrooke, he’s Michael Tillman — the unwitting father of Ava and Nicholas Zimmerman.

Unnamed Dwarf — Garden Gnome

The unnamed dwarf was transformed into stone by the Evil Queen because he mocked her failed attempt at casting the curse to end all curses. In the real world he becomes a garden gnome.

Jefferson / The Mad Hatter

SEASON 1

Jefferson is a wealthy Storybrooke resident who remembers the land that was. He captures Mary and Emma, believing that Emma can get his magic hat to work. He is eventually kung-fu’d by Mary before disappearing.

In the land that was, Jefferson was a poor magician. He agreed to help the Queen get to Wonderland, with the promise that his daughter, Grace, would never want for anything. However, the Queen deceived him, leaving him trapped in Wonderland, where he was forced by the Queen of Hearts to make hats, driving him to madness.

  • 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Agrees to use the last of Regina’s magic to retrieve a poisoned apple from the land that was, with the promise of a fresh start on Earth for him and his daughter, Grace.
  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: After the Queen breaks their deal, he frees Belle from her dungeon cell, sending her to Mr. Gold.
SEASON 2
  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Is unable to help Charming portal-jump to the Enchanted Forest.
  • 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Henry helps him put aside his fear that Grace will hate him for abandoning her. Reunites with Grace who is thrilled to see him.
  • 2.05 “The Doctor”: In between helping Rumples in his search for Baelfire, plays the middle man in hiring Dr. Victor Frankenstein to manipulate Regina into using evil magic.

Grace — Paige

Grace is the daughter of Jefferson in the land that was. In Storybrooke, she’s Paige. She lives with Mr. and Mrs. Grace.

  • 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Grace is reunited with her father.

THE WRAITH

SEASON 2

  • 2.01 Broken: The wraith is a soul-sucking demon who rather fittingly devours souls. Rumples unleashes it on Storybrooke to gobble up Regina’s soul in revenge for abducting Belle, however, with the aid of Emma, Snow, Charming and Jefferson’s magic hat, Regina is able to send the wraith back to fairytale land, with the belief that it no longer exists so the wraith wouldn’t either. However, the wraith winds up in a corner of FTL that wasn’t destroyed by the curse and proceeds to mark Prince Phillip before sucking his soul.

WILLIAM SMEE

  • 2.04 “The Crocodile”: William Smee is a procurer of hard to find objects. He makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin, a magic bean between worlds for the return of his youth. Smee is captured by Captain Killian Jones before he can deliver the bean to Rumples. After Rumples defeats Jones (now Hook), Smee joins his crew as they use the bean to open up a portal to the land of eternal youth, Neverland; In Storybrooke, Smee kidnaps Belle on behalf of her father Maurice. He attempts to send her over the town line but is thwarted and captured by Mr. Gold who demands to know the whereabouts of his “Captain”. Smee tells Gold that he hasn’t seen Hook in Storybrooke, that for some reason the curse “didn’t take him”.
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: Rumples tests his memory potion on an unwilling Smee by pushing him over the Storybrooke line. Smee remembers who he is, test passed. Smee helps Hook procure Baelfire’s enchanted shawl, Rumples turns him into a rat as payback.
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: Helps fish Baelfire out from the sea and onto the Jolly Roger following the youngster’s arrival in Neverland.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: In Neverland, Smee tries to convince Hook to hand Baelfire over to the Shadow to curry favor.

KILLIAN JONES / CAPTAIN HOOK

SEASON 2
  • 2.04 “The Crocodile”: Captain Killian Jones degrades Rumplestiltskin and easily defeats him in a duel. He falls in love with Rumples’ wife Milah and they sail away on adventures together before re-encountering a now powerful Rumples, who threatens to kill Jones after claiming that Milah died a long time ago. Milah re-emerges and offers Rumples a magic bean in exchange for their lives. Rumples kills her and cuts off Jones’ hand. Jones stabs him with a hook in retaliation but it has no effect. With revenge in his heart, Jones reinvents himself as Captain Hook and uses the magic bean to open a portal to a world of eternal youth called Neverland, where he plans to stay until he can figure out a way to kill Rumples; In the “safe haven”, Hook has allied with Cora and is pleased when she reveals the progress being made on transporting them to Storybrooke, where he plans to “skin myself a crocodile”.
  • 2.05 “The Doctor”: Emma, Snow, Mulan and Aurora hold him captive after they realize he’s working with Cora. Confesses her plan to travel to Storybrooke using the wardrobe ashes and an enchanted compass. Eager to exact revenge on Rumples, he takes them to the giant beanstalk leading to the compass.
  • 2.06 “Tallahassee”: Scales the beanstalk with Emma. Shares some of his experiences in Neverland where he met the Lost Boys. Emma leaves him chained in Giantland to get a head-start on him.
  • 2.08 “Into The Deep”: Imprisoned by Cora for his compass crimes and left to rue his inability to ‘skin the crocodile’ for betraying her over the compass. Sets Aurora free to prove to Emma that he can be trusted — however, he hands Cora the princess’ heart, allowing her to remote view Team Compass and control Aurora.
  • 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”: [28 years earlier] Following his return from Neverland, Jones prepares to kill Belle after discovering that she doesn’t know how to kill Rumples. He is stopped by Regina — who hires him to kill her Wonderland-rooted mother, enchanting his hook so that he can remove her heart. Upon arriving in the ‘annoying little world’, Hook fails to remove Cora’s heart. He joins forces with Cora as they wait for Regina’s curse to end, whereby he’ll be able to kill a powerless Rumples, taking sanctuary under Cora’s curse protection spell in the meantime; [present day] Hook rescues Aurora’s heart from the portal but loses in his battle with Emma, the portal battle is lost. However, he has a magic bean up his sleeve, which Cora revives in the waters of Lake Nostos, allowing them to sail to Storybrooke.
  • 2.10 The Cricket Game: Waits patiently while Cora puts her dastardly plan in motion in Storybrooke. She brings him back a little present in the form of Dr. Hopper, pointing to the notion that his knowledge of Rumples’ most intimate secrets will help him exact his revenge.
  • 2.11 “The Outsider”: Steals Baelfire’s newly enchanted shawl from Rumples but is almost bludgeoned to death by the angry “crocodile”. After Belle convinces Rumples not to kill Hook, the pirate prevents his enemy from leaving town by shooting Belle, sending her over the line where she no longer remembers who she is. He’s run over by an unknown driver moments before Rumples can fireball him.
  • 2.12 “In The Name Of The Brother”: Recovers from his injuries in hospital.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: Helps Charming and Snow locate his ship where they find Anton locked up. He allies with Regina to create a “distraction”.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: Hook helps Cora and Regina interpret the treasure map leading to Rumples’ dagger but is double-crossed.
  • 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Retrieves his Hook and somehow makes his way to Manhattan aboard the Jolly Roger where he exacts revenge on Rumples by stabbing him through the chest, poisoning him in the process. He is attacked from behind by Emma before he can do anymore damage and locked in a storage room inside Baelfire’s apartment building.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Tamara meets Greg on the edge of town with ‘The Package’, who happens to be a bound and gagged Hook, fresh from NYC.
  • 2.20 “The Evil Queen”: Faces off with Maleficent; helps Tamara and Greg snare Regina.
  • 2.21 “Second Star To The Right”: Storybrooke, Hook refuses to help Tamara and Greg torture the Queen. In Neverland, Hook Fishes Baelfire out from the sea and onto the Jolly Roger — presumably saving his life — following the youngster’s arrival in Neverland from 18th Century London, Earth. This is their first meeting.
  • 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: In Neverland, Hook discovers his connection to Baelfire. Initially using him with a view to destroying Rumples, he soon finds affinity with the boy given their shared daddy issues (Hook’s father abandoned him too) and love for Milah. Ultimately, Hook hands Bae over to the Shadow after a blazing row with Bae reignites his quest for vengeance. In Storybrooke, Hook looks out for himself by stealthing the last bean while Storybrooke crumbles. However, he has a change of heart and returns to save the town, only to find out it has already been saved. But with Henry kidnapped through a portal, he agrees to join the search. The destination? Neverland.

SEASON 3

  • 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”:  Now in Neverland, Hook and the others on board the Jolly Roger disagree on how to navigate their strange new realm as they face dangerous threats from below and above. However, they are forced to put aside their differences in the continued search for Henry.
  • 3.02 – To be updated
  • 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: Hook warns Charming that his nightshade infection could be his undoing. He reacquaints with Tinker Bell, with whom he has a history.

CORA / THE QUEEN OF HEARTS (RIP)

SEASON 1

  • 1.18 – “The Stable Boy”: Regina’s controlling mother came from humble beginnings as a Miller’s daughter, but made several deals to attain magic and power. She killed Regina’s true love Daniel, so that she would marry King Leopold.

SEASON 2

  • 2.02 “We Are Both”: Continues to pressurize Regina into marrying the king. Having had enough, Regina pushes Cora through a portal into another land; She introduces herself to Emma in the ‘Safe Haven’.
  • 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Has been posing as Lancelot for a long time. Reveals her true form to Snow and Emma after they unwittingly lead her to the portal/wardrobe that transported baby Emma to Earth. Inadvertently burns the wardrobe but salvages the ashes, much to her delight.
  • 2.04 “The Crocodile”: Informs Captain Hook that the ashes from the magic wardrobe is a “start” in their plan to get to Storybrooke where they can fulfill their respective dastardly ambitions.
  • 2.08 “Into The Deep”: Leaves Hook to stew for betraying her. Reanimates an army of the undead to capture the compass; Abducts Aurora to trade, but she is freed by Hook in exchange for a ride on the Storybrooke portal express. However, the duplicitous captain gives Cora Aurora’s heart, which he had removed prior to setting her free, through which Cora can now control the sleepy-headed princess.
  • 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”: [28 years earlier] Cora, the Queen of Hearts, survives an assassination attempt by the Regina-hired Killian Jones. Joins forces with him in travelling back to FTL where she pretends to be dead in order to remove Regina’s heart. Touched by Regina’s words, she knows that she still has a place in her daughter’s heart and decides to wait until her planned curse ends, by which time Regina will need her to help pick up the pieces. She activates a protection spell, creating a safe haven-like shield when the curse hits, freezing her and Jones in time; [Present day]: Retrieves the compass and revives Lake Nostos to give her and Hook passage to Storybrooke. However, she is left momentarily distracted by her inability to remove Emma’s heart, giving the Storybrooke duo the time they need to escape through the portal. However, Cora revives the magic bean that Hook retrieved from Giant Land and they use it to sail to Storybrooke.
  • 2.10 The Cricket Game: Cora poses as Regina and fakes Archie Hopper’s death, killing some other random soul instead and disguising them as Hopper, thus making Regina the prime suspect. All with the aim of breaking Regina to make her heart more receptive to her arrival. Cora abducts the real Hopper to put the wheels in motion for Hook’s revenge on Rumples, noting that Hopper knows his deepest secrets.
  • 2.12 “In The Name Of The Brother”: Asks Rumples for a truce, gives him a device to find Baelfire and a kiss to seal the deal. Worms her way back into Regina’s heart by turning it against the town. Promises to help her get Henry back.
  • 2.14 “Manhattan”: Cora, Regina and Hook find the map leading to Rumples’ dagger. Cora double-crosses Hook, explaining to Regina that they need the dagger for their own purpose of controlling Rumples to kill Snow, Charming and Emma; leaving the way clear for Regina to get Henry back.
  • 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: In the land that was, Cora poisons (and kills) Snow’s mother Queen Eva and poses as the Blue Fairy in an attempt to corrupt Snow. Later, she manipulates the meeting between Regina and young Snow; proving that the fateful day on which Regina saved Snow from the wild horse was no accident. In Storybrooke, Cora obtains ‘the dark one’s’ dagger and kills Snow’s former Handmaid Johanna, admitting her role in Snow’s pain before promising Regina that she will get Henry back now that they have the dagger.
  • 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Young Cora chastises her father for always slacking. She is humiliated by Princess Eva and King Xavier. With her eye on the prize, she tries to woo Prince Henry but his father, Xavier, locks her in a tower with the challenge of spinning gold or facing death. There, she meets Rumples who marvels at the irony that intertwines their path. They make a deal: her first child and in exchange he teaches her magic, the emotion of magic. They fall in love and Rumples changes their deal, she will owe him their child. With her eye on revenge, Cora realizes that Rumples represents her “weakness”, so she removes her own heart, reminding him that he changed their deal: he only gets his child and she wont be having any children with him. Cora marries Henry and they have a child, Regina. In Storybrooke, Cora realizes that Rumples is dying and changes her plan, she has to become “the dark one”. Battling her way to Rumples, she tells him that she did love him. Before she can kill him, Regina stuffs her heart back inside her chest, eliciting a radiant outpouring of love for her daughter, before she dies. “This would have been enough”. Regina is beside herself.

THE GIANT/ANTON (AKA TINY)

once-upon-a-time-anton-giant

Anton is the last remaining Giant following a great battle with Jack, James and King George’s army.

  • 2.06 “Tallahassee”: The Giant encounters Emma and Hook who have stolen their way into his land with designs on taking the Enchanted Compass. After Emma spares his life, the Giant allow her to leave with the compass.
  • 2.13 “Tiny”: The giant’s name is revealed to be Anton. He is frustrated with his life in Giantland and wishes to interact with humans. He goes down to the human world where he is befriended by James and Jack who trick him so they can plunder Giantland. Anton’s brothers are killed by Jack, James and King George’s army. Anton blames himself. Before he dies, Arlo gives Anton a stalk with which to one day grow more magic beans. Cora has found a way to shrink Anton and bring him to Storybrooke. After locking eyes on Charming, mistaking him for his twin brother James, he vows to avenge his fallen brothers by killing him. Regina makes him big again. He wreaks havoc on Storybrooke and almost kills Charming but for Snow’s intervention. He winds up in a very big hole after his giant spell wears off. Charming and Snow help save Anton’s life and welcome him into the community. He repays them by giving them the stalk that he just so happened to have in his pocket, telling Charming and co. that they might be able to use it to get back to the land that was. They plant the stalk.
  • 2.19 “Lacey”: Meets Emma for the first time since Cora shrunk him. Continues to cultivate the magic beans.

THE SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM

once upon a time tv show sheriff of nottingham

  • 2.19 “Lacey”: The Sheriff of Nottingham tries to make a deal with Rumples — 20 minutes with Belle in exchange for Robin Hood’s location. No Deal. The Sheriff tells Rumples what he knows in exchange for his tongue back. In Storybrooke, hehooks up with Belle/Lacey and is later beaten to a pulp by Rumples.

Maleficent (RIP)

SEASON 1

Maleficent is the Evil Queen’s sinister rival and “only friend”. The EQ traded her the powerful curse for the sleeping curse that ultimately failed to put Snow White to sleep forever. (broken by Charming’s kiss).

Here’s what wiki has to say about Maleficent in the book:

the main antagonist in Walt Disney’s 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. She is the self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil” who, after not being invited to the baby’s christening, curses the infant Princess Aurora to “prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die” before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday.

  • 1.22 “A Land Without Magic”: Maleficent transforms into a dragon but is outfoxed by Charming, who smuggles Rumples’ love potion inside of her. Trapped in dragon form underneath Storybrooke, Maleficent is defeated by Emma who retrieves the love potion.

SEASON 2

  • 2.20 “The Evil Queen”: In a new form, faces off against Hook who survives with a little help from Greg and Tamara.

ARIEL

ouatariel

Ariel is a mermaid from an underwater location in the realm of Neverland. Her love story is entangled with that of Prince Eric. She first appeared in Season 3, Episode 6 “Ariel”.

PRINCE ERIC

prince eric counterpart

Prince Eric first appears in Season 3, Episode 6 “Ariel”. He is the love interest of Ariel. In Storybrooke, he is a fishmonger, where he is reunited with Ariel in Season 3, Episode 10, “The New Neverland”.

THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST / ZELENA

zelena

The Wicked Witch of the West aka Zelena is the Evil Queen’s jealous half sister and the main antagonist of Season 3B. Raised in the land of Oz, Zelena initiates a new curse over the people of the Enchanted Forest as part of her plan to destroy Regina.

CONTINUE READING ON PAGE 2 — FAIRYTALE LAND CHARACTERS..

Prev1 of 6Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to click through article

Comments

  1. Tim says

    Hi Roco,

    I absolutely love this character guide. I have an addition that you could add to the this guide. If you remember from the Cinderella episode, Ruby briefly spoke to a mechanic named Billy or something. She was afraid he was going to break her glass wolf.

    Think it could be someone important.

    Like: Thumb up 4

    • says

      His alt-world character hasn’t been revealed yet, although popular theories include ‘The Huntsman’ or ‘The Big Bad Wolf’.

      Like: Thumb up 0

  2. Sher says

    Not really a cast “character,” but definitely seen in both worlds, is Emma’s baby blanket. It was knitted by Granny in FT, white with purple ribbons, and Emma’s name was embroidered on it – which explains how Emma is the ONLY one to retain her name. She was wrapped in it when she was placed in the enchanted cupboard so, of course, also when found by the side of a road in Reality. It was laid over the back of a chair in Emma’s Boston apartment (Pilot episode); and is among the items Emma had sent to her in Storybrooke. You can see it on a chair in Mary Margaret’s flat as Emma is unpacking the box (Cinderella episode). I think the blanket is an important key, perhaps even helping someone remember who they were in FT land.

    Like: Thumb up 1

    • Mrs. E says

      I am remembering correctly, was there a small flashback in one of the episodes where it shows Baby Emma being found by the boy along the highway?

      Like: Thumb up 0

      • Sherr says

        No, Mrs. E, we haven’t seen that yet. You may be remembering the final scene of “True North” where Emma is in her police car looking at her own case file which contains newspaper clippings. The headlines:

        “Still No Leads On Deadbeat Parents”
        “Baby Emma Remanded To Foster System”
        “After weeks of futile searching, Baby Emma turned-over to Child Services for care”
        “7 Year Old Boy Finds Baby On Side Of Road” –>
        \\ “A local boy discovers a newborn baby wrapped in a blanket on the roadside. Police ask public for any information regarding parents’ identities.”

        Emma is interrupted by Henry bringing her pumpkin pie, then The Stranger arrives. Unfortunately, there is no dateline (city, date) to be seen on the clippings.

        Like: Thumb up 0

  3. Sands says

    Anyone notice the MacCutcheon 60 year scotch that Emma and Margaret drink? It’s the same scotch from Lost. I have a feeling there will be more Lost references throughout the show. Something fun to look for!

    Like: Thumb up 0

  4. Rachel says

    What about the possibility of Dr. Whale being Pinocchio? He’s the only fairy-tale character I can think of that was swallowed by a whale. (Jonah was swallowed by a whale too, but that’s a Biblical story, so my bet is that the Dr. is Pinocchio.)

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • says

      Rachel, he might be a bit too old to be Pinocchio, but that’s certainly an interesting possibility.

      I know that some folks think he could be the actual whale (in human form, of course), which might be the best bet at this stage.

      Like: Thumb up 0

    • Tim says

      Another popular theory about Dr. Whale is that he could be the Big Bad Wolf. If you notice in ep. 3 when he’s on his date with Mary Margaret, he can’t stop staring at Ruby. He might be the wolf and his natural instincts draw him to Red Riding Hood because he wants to eat her or something (of course in the real world eating her means something completely different but you get the idea)

      Like: Thumb up 1

  5. says

    Love the show and love this recap- thank Goodness there’s a show on that revives the characters and tales we grew up with (and does interesting things by combining them into one giant world)! Maybe I’m old fashioned, but today’s culture seems devoid of anything remotely hope giving. As a culture, we need our Fairy Tales now more than ever… <3
    Brooke
    POP INC

    Like: Thumb up 3

  6. Shirley says

    Here is something I was thinking about after the last episode.. Emma had a star on her birthday cupcake she blew out the candle Henry appeared. Emma was given a star badge the rumble happened. Emma was holding a silver star keychain *don’t remember what was happening then. OK now , then Emma has lost her shirt twice one time she took one from the laundry the other time she had one given her by Henry. Think about this cause in the real world she has no parents. Have you heard the Grimm tale called “The Money Star” ? What are your thoughts??

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • Shirley says

      @ first I thought Emma stood for Emerald City and she maybe could be the good witch Glenda and Henry could be the wizard. LOL all because those stars throw me off thinking…

      Like: Thumb up 0

      • Shirley says

        Just so you see it isn’t so far fetched either I submit from the book “Glinda of Oz”
        “Ozma and Dorothy summon Glinda, who, with help from several magicians and magical assistants, must find a way to raise the island and liberate its trapped inhabitants.”

        **last 5 words

        Like: Thumb up 0

  7. says

    It drove me “crazy” trying to figure out where I have seem these actors! Had to contact our local tv columnist to get name and originof Midas dau.Boy she looks different.The girl from House has changed too,This is such a fun show.It is a little tough to follow now and then but enjoyable It is clean –big plus.Thanks p.s. The columnist gave me this web site

    Like: Thumb up 0

  8. John M says

    I am obsessed with finding the clue to the characters identity by their name. Nolan (Prince Charming-David Nolan) means “champion” in Gaelic. I think the theory that Dr. Whale is Pinnochio is great. I kept thinking Jonah, but forgot that Pinnochio was swallowed by the whale. We will see. Love the show.

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • says

      I am completely fixated on the names, too!
      Here’s what I have so far:

      Mary Margaret Blanchard: Blanchard = White
      Regina Mills: Regina = Queen
      Ashley: Ash(ley) = Cinder(ella)
      Ruby: Ruby = Red
      Mr. Gold: Rumplestilskin spun wool into gold
      Archie Hopper: Crickets “hop”
      Sidney Glass: Mirrors are made of glass

      This is my favourite aspect of the show!

      Like: Thumb up 0

      • Gambit says

        I am fascinated with the names too but there are some I can’t figure out maybe you can help
        Geppeto/Marco
        Blind Witch/ Ginger

        Like: Thumb up 0

  9. David says

    I think Dr. Whale was a man in the Fairy Tale world, who was turned into the whale that later swallowed Pinocchio. Just as Archie Hopper in the Fairy Tale world was once a man who was turned into a cricket (Jiminy).

    Like: Thumb up 0

  10. Heather says

    I believe the “blind witch” we see in the (failed) curse scene is in fact a Stygian Witch from Greek mythology. It’s clear throughout the series thus far that they aren’t limiting themselves to any single canon of tales.

    Anyway, the 3 Stygian Witches shared a single eye and tooth… go look up the Perseus/Medusa stories if you’re interested.

    BUUUUT lesser-known is that the witches were also known as “Graeae” (or “gray” for those of us who are keeping track of colors in OUaT), and that these witches were most often symbolized by… A SWAN!

    ooooooh. neat.

    Like: Thumb up 1

    • amanda says

      i think you’re on the right track with the blind witches, i immediatley thought of the stygian witches when we first saw the blind witch. I also think that Dr. Whale could be Perseus due to the “god-like complex” and in Moby Dick Perseus is referred to as the first whaleman.

      Like: Thumb up 0

  11. TFT says

    Well, the blind witch from episode 2 had multiple teeth, Heather.

    It does intrigue me who se is, though, I hope we’ll see her again, I liked the creepiness.

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • MtnGrlBytheBay says

      I looked at the pics side by side, and I could almost buy it. Would IMDB clarify this?

      Also, I’m thinking Nurse Severe (watching over Belle in the hospital) is Cora, Regina’s mother… judging by the pictures on this site.

      Like: Thumb up 0

  12. Zach Cole says

    Billy is possibly The Beast as he is in the Beauty and the Beast episode “Skin Deep” and it was revealed that The Beast’s StoryBrooke counterpart was already revealed.

    Like: Thumb up 0

  13. Dan says

    Thinking the stranger could be Grimm or a Hans Christian Anderson type character. Open up a lot of possibilities….

    Like: Thumb up 2

  14. DS says

    The woman standing behind the ogre at the press conference in desperate souls is the same woman that plays the witch in episode 2. She is listed on IMDB as “Blind Witch/Miss Ginger”

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • TP says

      I second that…I really do think it is the Blind Witch from the second episode. I watched the scene again, and the old woman with the glasses seems like the same person. Not positive, but pretty sure and the actress is billed as appearing in the episode and that seems like the only logical place.

      Like: Thumb up 0

      • TFT says

        It definetely is her, I don’t think we see the old witch again. If the real life name of that witch was Ms. Ginger (Gingerbread house, got it?) then it stands to reason she was intended to be the blind witch from Hansel and Gretel but got replaced…

        Like: Thumb up 0

        • DS says

          However, if they replaced her role she would not have been shown in the real world since the younger blind witch dies in true north, maybe the writers will tie the two witches together. Or maybe they have no relation at all, the older one in the second episode wasn’t blind her eyes were just sown shut. I think with them showing her and the Ogre in the real world already they will eventually show their stories along with the other villains around the fire in episode two. The season keeps getting better though, and just like they did in lost I think they will be dropping some more shockers soon.

          Like: Thumb up 0

  15. TP says

    you should add the nurse that Regina gave the rose to at the end of the episode…I have a feeling she might be revealed as a villain of some sort

    Like: Thumb up 1

  16. Megan says

    I think that Dr. Whale could be Monstro. The giant whale from Pinocchio. He seems kind of heartless. I can’t really think of any other whales that are in children’s stories.

    Like: Thumb up 0

  17. MeMawNM says

    In last nights episode I noticed that when Grumpy and Snow were selling candles door to door that at one home a tall skinny man munching on a carrot answered the door. He was joined by a short, rather round lady and they refused to purchase a candle. Could the couple be Jack Sprat who could eat no fat and his wife who could eat no lean?

    Like: Thumb up 3

  18. Sherr says

    You may want to add the beginning of Episode 16 for Red since she intentionally released her inner wolf to attack King George’s posse, giving Charming time to escape. She was awesome!

    Like: Thumb up 1

    • Doc says

      Yes!,… I’ve often wondered about that guard on horseback who we later see with claw marks across the top of his face. Obviously now a warewolf himself, could he be the second wolf in Storybrooke? The wolf we saw in the Pilot that causes Emma to crash into the Welcome to Storybrooke sign? The wolf w/o the red eye?

      Like: Thumb up 0

  19. Diivine says

    Great website!

    I’m still anxiously waiting to see if they’ll show The Booted Cat, Little Thumb or Bluebeard in future episodes. I wonder if that happens who they just might be in storybrook…

    Loved this week’s episode with the reference to Jefferson Airplane’s song White Rabbit. Very fitting name for our Man Hatter !!

    Like: Thumb up 1

  20. Sami H says

    TQoH could be the nurse in the ward( the red rose) I know alot are thinking its gonna be be Cora but im pretty sure Cots is the millers daughter.

    Like: Thumb up 2

  21. Larry says

    I think you should create a companion “Places in StoryBrooke” to catalog the various locations.

    Like: Thumb up 3

  22. MOPerina says

    What about the guy mopping the floor in the episode where we see Belle imprisoned in the pysch ward of the hospital?

    The mysterious stranger is Baelfire (who is Rumplestiltskin’s son), all grown up or Pinnochio.

    Cora is the miller’s daughter and Regina’s mom, but she may now be the Queen of Hearts in Wonderland.

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • fastthumbs says

      The actresses who play Cora, Queen of Hearts, and Nurse Severe are all different. Although, as far as the Queen of Hearts is concerned, it wouldn’t matter all that much since we never see her face and a different actress could play the part.

      As far as Wonderland, does the curse extend to this realm? If so, you got a whole host of characters to show up in Storybrooke (Alice, twiddle Dee/Dum, white night, etc.). Jefferson did tell Emma that there are LOTS of realms, some with magic some without…
      I speculate however, only Fairytale land is affected by the curse. Like Emma, Jefferson wasn’t in Fairytale land when the curse struck (being in Wonderland), so he never lost his memories (Emma had no memories to lose). However, his daughter was caught up in the curse, so Jefferson travelled to Storybrooke after escaping from Wonderland (you see the scar around his neck when he was fighting Emma and Margret just before falling out the window) and without magic was stuck there since there wasn’t any magic for him to use to get his hat to work.
      The one thing I’m not clear about is the last scene (Emma is reading Henry’s book) with Jefferson madly making hats… was this during his stay in Wonderland or after his visit (escape?) from Storybrooke Maine?

      Like: Thumb up 0

    • fastthumbs says

      The guy mopping the floor? I think it’s a tribute to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and represents “Chief” Bromden, a silent Native American patient (believed to be deaf and mute by the mental ward staff and other patients) who was mopping the floor or other janitorial tasks, but was actually listenning in on conversations. IIRC, the book was narrated by this character’s perspective.

      Like: Thumb up 3

  23. WaySeeker says

    You mean Mary Margaret?

    “1.18 “The Stable Boy”: In Storybrooke, he’s District Attorney Albert Spencer. He gets Emma to incriminate herself over the disappearance of Kathryn.”

    Like: Thumb up 0

  24. OUATfan says

    A few things

    I think the ogre is the giant from jack and the beanstalk

    I think the blind witch is the witch from hansel and gretel

    I have reilised that we could all be fairytale charecters but we dont know it!

    Like: Thumb up 1

  25. michel donato says

    Hello, First I must say “THANK YOU” This is a great website. I really don’t watch tv but I have been watching OUAT on the internet. I love this show! The last show I’ve watched on a basis was Sex and the City. I recently read somewhere online that once an person is dead they stay dead. But I don’t feel that is true. We seen the Huntsman/Graham was killed twice. Kathryn heart was found and sent to some lab for dna testing and now she is found alive. The FTL people don’t grow old. I wonder… being they are from FTL they might have some kind of magic power within themselves. just my thoughts. Thanks Michel

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • says

      Welcome michel, very interesting thoughts. ‘Death’ in OUAT is an intriguing topic. As you noted, dead is not always dead, especially when Regina is feeling hearty.

      We know that the Fairytalies can die in both realms (Leopold and Graham, for example), but whether they can also be ressurrected, now that is another question. If I recall correctly, Rumples didn’t seem to think that Prince 1.0 could be brought back. Still, interesting to ponder the ‘rules’ of death in the show.

      Like: Thumb up 0

  26. fastthumbs says

    Gold is bringing magic back to Storybrooke or is Storybrooke being transformed back into FTL? Why would Henry consider this a ‘bad’ thing?

    I suspect Gold is bringing back the magic since his search for Baelfire (who is Rumplestiltskin’s son) has failed, thus he want’s his magic back in order to continue to search other realms.

    Another thought… who was Henry’s father? Emma reveals to Mary Margaret that Henry’s father was far from being a hero (Emma told Henry that his father was a hereo and a firefighter that died saving a family). She said that Henry was better off not knowing the truth. Could the father be a grown up Baelfire?

    Like: Thumb up 1

  27. Felipe Merlos says

    Hey, someone know who is the long haired man cleaning the floor where Belle is being held? I have no idea…but probably everyone in Storybrook is a FT character..including minor characters, i’m rigth?

    This is so cool. Trying to know who is who =]

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • Sherr says

      Both the long-haired man and the severe nurse down in the psychiatric ward are hat-tips to the classic book and movie, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” The man’s movie counterpart is “Chief” and the nurse’s is “Nurse Ratched.” No, they’re not from a fairy tale; but it’s a clever way for the show-runners to give recognition to fictional characters who are special to them.

      Like: Thumb up 1

  28. Reya Gold says

    I absolutely love this show, but… Robert Carlyle (Mr. Gold) is 51 and Emilie de Ravin (Belle) is 30.

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • Doc says

      I don’t think that is as bad as people wanting Baelfire to be Henry’s father, though…. In order for that to have happened, a 32 year old Bae’ would have had to hook up with a 17 year old Emma, not only becoming the father of a bastard child but, also becoming guilty of the statutory rape of a 17 year old, under the care of a state runned group or foster home…. or even worse!, the statutory rape of a 17 year old “on the run” from a state runned group or foster home……. just doesn’t sound like the morals of the Baelfire we were introduced to in FTL….. just sayin.

      ps; do you suppose that’s what landed a pregnant 17yr old Emma in a Phoenix jail where she gave birth to Herny on her 18th Bday in the Fall of 2001?? Hmm?

      Like: Thumb up 0

  29. Doc says

    Hey Roco!

    How was your summer!?
    I never noticed, for some reason, the we have the Blind Witch labled as deceased. I remember a few believing that there may have been two Blind Witches, but as the season went on we discovered she and Ginger from Storybrooke were one in the same. The same reason that made most believe there were two, turned out to be the same reason, once understood, that we make this new claim. Because of Hansel & Gretel and their father the Woodsman not aging as they should have, before they crossed over into Storybrooke as the Blind Witch had, some 50 or 60 years (or more!),it made it appear to be two different witches, based on the unchanged ages of Josef, Ava and Michael in Storybrooke. However, until it was made clear by Rumplestiltskin, in the season 1 Finale, “A Land Without Magic”, where the Evil Queen had sent the Woodsman and his children Hansel & Gretel, we were left to speculate. Rumplestiltskin, following Prince Charming into the place that the Evil Queen had magically tossed him using her mirror, informs Prince Charming that he has now entered the “Infinite Forest” that apparently exists in an eternity where there is no time or way out….except through magic! It is clear now that the Woodsman and his children wandered around endlessly with no hope of finding one another and remained there some 60+ years! until their cross over into Storybrooke, via magic (The Dark Curse), unaged! Which we can now be certain that the young Blind Witch from “True North” did not perish in the oven and most likely is the *old* Blind Witch at the first (failed) casting of the Dark Curse. Also explaining why there is an old, virtually blind women strongly resembling the Old Blind Witch named “Ginger” in Storybrooke.

    However,….. it does beg another 2 questions…… Just how old IZZZZ Regina?
    And just what year was it when she stopped aging??

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • says

      Hey Doc,

      I had a good one thanks, hope you did too.

      Very interesting points, we might have to re-examine the case of the Blind Witch. I do wonder about the timeline, though. In the same episode (“True North”), Regina retrieves the apple that she later uses to poison Snow, by which time Snow has met the dwarfs, etc. We can assume that the period between Regina getting the apple (1.09) and using it as a weapon against Snow (1.21) isn’t the 50 or 60(ish) years that have seemingly aged the Blind Witch. Though I guess, if it is the same witch, magic could be involved.

      Good point about Regina, are we talking FTL or Earth years? ;)

      Like: Thumb up 0

      • Doc says

        That’s right! Great point Roco!
        I’ll have to chew on that one a bit longer it seems!

        Yes, Earth years! as I don’t believe there’s a difference in our sitch!
        And the recent episodes give that impression as well…..

        Like: Thumb up 0

  30. MtnGrlBytheBay says

    Are you SURE the Mystery Guy in the opening of S2 isn’t Jefferson? Was the “…Hatter” sign in his room just a decoy to throw us off?

    Like: Thumb up 0

  31. fastthumbs says

    Mystery Guy in the opening of S2 is a grown up Baelfire (Rumplestiltskin’s son)?
    Afterall, Baelfire did use the magic bean to open a portal to a land without magic…

    Alternative specualation is that Mystery Guy is Henry’s father.

    Of course with aging all messed up for the FTL characters, the third alternative is that option 1 and option 2 are true (which would make Henry Rumplestilskin’s grandson…)

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • fastthumbs says

      It is revealed in episode 2.06 “Tallahassee” that Mystery guy is Neil Cassidy who becomes Emma BF and is very likely (although not 100% confirmed) Henry’s father.

      What I find really interesting is Neil’s conversation with August (Pinocho) in Portland OR (2001). From the dialog and interaction between the two, it seems they know each other (at least in passing). Whatever was in the box was enough to convince Neil to dump Emma. I’m speculating that it’s an artifact from FTL and I don’t see how someone NOT from FTL could be persuaded. Thus I really really suspect Neil to be Baelfire (which makes Henry, Rumples\Gold’s grandson … Maybe that’s why Gold gave Henry the dream amulet for free? It was also Gold who found Henry the orphan to be adopted by the EQ/Regina – to assure his grandson is in the lap of luxery/keep an eye on him/bait to draw out Baelfire/Neil?)

      Like: Thumb up 0

    • Doc says

      I gotta go with Dr. Victor Frankenstien, for Dr. Whale!…. there’s just too much pointing in his direction!…. It was the Storybrooke Singles video that gave it away for Dr. Whale, for me!. It led you right to all the hints we were getting from that video “and” the other clues from the FaceBook Interactive and Archie Hoppers notes!
      Most are having problems with the womanizing characteristics of Dr.Whale
      They too are from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstien. Her husband, Percy Shelly, who was the main model for her Frankenstien character, was also a womanizer who cheated on her with her step-sister Claire(family) and eventually ran off with her.
      Mary Shelly’s character “Victor”….which was also Percy’s pen name…. falls in love with his step cousin Elizabeth(family) and eventually become fiances. I see Mary’s connection to the two as she is calling her husband “Dog” enough to creep family!….That sounds like the kind of guy that would ask if the Nuns were “like able to date” Ha!

      The other clues went down like this: (from the SB Singles vid)
      Believes himself the “victor in all situations.
      Suffers from a God complex.
      Good at “making” friends. lol

      “Every lucky lady gets dinner at Granny’s, a single carnation and a visit to my condo’ where I’ll play the ‘Best of Sting’ and the sparks will fly!”

      Sting – Appeared as Charles Frankenstien in 1985′s “The Bride”
      Sparks – Will fly, as they did in the movie Frankenstien’s Monster, as Dr.
      ……………Frankenstien used massive amounts of electrcity to revive
      …………… (HIS PRINCE), the Monster.
      Whale – James Whale directed the 1st film adaptation for Universal in1931
      Single Carnation – At the University of Oxford carnations are traditionally worn to all examinations; White for the first exam, Pink for exams in between and a Red for the last exam. Percy Shelly studied at the University of Oxford.

      It looks like perhaps Regina may have used Jefferson and his Hat to relm jump into Frankenstien’s world to bring him back to FTL to revive Daniel! And when the deal went wrong and Whale/Frankie couldn’t revive Daniel…well, you know how Regina is when she doesn’t get her way!…she curses Whale/Frankie as being one of his own Monsters, thus a New Mashup!…. Dr Victor Frankenstien is both the Doctor AND the Monster!….. Hahahaha! Should be interesting!!

      Like: Thumb up 1

      • Rick Terry says

        Well done, you had it almost perfect. Even down to how it actually went down. The only part that was wrong was the Turning Dr Frank into a monster.

        On another note: Do you watch Fringe? If so I’d like to here some of your theories on it. You seem to pay attention to detail, and be a good clue reader.

        Like: Thumb up 0

        • Doc says

          @Rick Terry Well Thanks Rick!

          I love puzzles…… they seem to quiet the “noise machine”

          And, Sorry, no,…I don’t watch Fringe. OUaT is about all I have time for, and this show requires constant thought, so I tend to chew on this when there’s space available in my head. Hahaha!

          Like: Thumb up 0

  32. Peggy says

    Ok, the Nurse Severe could be the Queen of Hearts. Painting the “roses” red, her hairstyle looks rather like a heart and Severe could be a play on “sever” as in “Off with their heads!” Plus, she has a villian-like look about her. Who Dr. Whale is really stumping me. I know the names tend to lead us into who they are in Fairytale World, and I want to say the Whale from Pinocchio too…but so far, he has NO connection to either Pinocchio or Gepetto…but he does with Red Riding Hood and Regina…and he’s leading the charge against her so he obviously is pissed at her. So he was under her control (while he didn’t know who he was) and now he wants her dead…he’s not a villian…I was reading up on Whales in history and the story of Moby Dick might be closer. He’s Captain Ahab…just my thoughts but I’d be interested to see if I’m close!

    Like: Thumb up 0

  33. afan says

    Who Dr. Whale will be revealed on episode 5 of season two. I also think he will be related to the story of Moby Dick, but I think he may be Ishmael. When I did some research, Ishmael is discribed as a social outcast and I think that can be said about Dr Whale…Any thoughts.

    Like: Thumb up 0

  34. stormie says

    i think i missed were they told us about belle didnt know who she was to mr.gold but i do now i love once upon a time i try not to miss any of them so far for the second season i havent missed one eposide yet but there have only been three so far cant wait til sunday

    Like: Thumb up 0

  35. Rick Terry says

    Hey Roco! Don’t know if you happened to notice, but Dr Frankenstein’s assistant (Igor?) is the same actor that played the Bad Observer from Fringe 4×19 “Letters of Transit”. (He was the rather Anderson Cooper looking Observer that got “anti-mattered”)

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • says

      Nice spot, Rick! I thought he looked rather familiar but wasn’t able to place him. Kis Yurij has been in a number of seriables down the years – hope we get to see more of the assistant.

      Like: Thumb up 1

  36. Liriel says

    Side note: the name is spelled “Neal Cassidy” on the wanted poster.

    Now, I’m dying to see Neal actually come to Storybrooke. We know the sequence where he received the postcard almost had to be out-of-sequence. The smoke had only just cleared, and August/Pinocchio was not yet mobile. So I’m wondering when exactly he sent the postcard? As soon as he could? Or did he wait a bit? Has he even sent it yet? I think he probably has, but we don’t actually know.

    Like: Thumb up 0

  37. Carol says

    Is there any significance to the fact that Nurse Severe is a dead ringer to Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and the hospital employee in blue scrubs holding the mop is the same for the “Chief” in the same movie?

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • fastthumbs says

      Other then homage to the “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, there’s no indication that there’s anything more to these characters (and Nurse Severe is NOT the queen of hearts, but as shown is Cora).. However keep in mind, that Dr Whale turned out to be Victor Frankenstein, so there’s a possibility that the writers might have a story for Nurse Severe.

      There is another possibility, Regina did give Nurse Severe a red rose… There is a story about Snow-White and Rose-Red, where Rose-Red is Snow’s sister who encounter a nasty Dwarf (much like Rumples…). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow-White_and_Rose-Red.

      Like: Thumb up 0

  38. Gonk says

    I wonder who will Alice? They better not kill Cora without showing Alice…

    an I really hope Peter Pan isn’t Baelfire since some ppl think he might be.

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • fastthumbs says

      I think Neil Casidie is Baelfire, Rumple’\Gold’s son – how could Neil so easily believe August when August showed him the “box” and told him to leave Emma alone?

      Baelfire as a >>boy<>baby<< by Tinkerbell to Neverland. However, that'd be a complex and convulated tale to weave into OUAT).

      Like: Thumb up 0

      • Gambit says

        maybe Baelfire is one of the lost boys get it because william smee said rumple/gold LOST his son not that he was dead this show is always pulling this stuff

        Like: Thumb up 0

        • fastthumbs says

          Baelfire as one of the lost boys (Peter Pan)? I just don’t see this since Neverland is a land WITH magic. Back in season 1, Baelfire used a magic been (given to him by the blue fairy) to open a portal to a land WITHOUT magic (so that he could take rumples with him and thus turn him back into a human).

          Like: Thumb up 0

    • Gambit says

      maybe Baelfire is one of the lost boys get it because william smee said rumple/gold LOST his son not that he was dead this show is always pulling this stuff

      Like: Thumb up 0

      • fastthumbs says

        OK, it’s confirmed in this week’s episode that Baelfire is Neil and Henry’s father.

        However, I think he must have been to Neverland at some point and was one of the lost boys (perhaps even Peter Pan? Or less likely one of the pirates) – how else would decades (centuries even) pass between him leaving the enchanted forest via the magic bean portal and now living in NYC looking 30 something in age? Remember, except for Storybook (and the Curse), there’s no “magic” native to our world and as far as I know, there’s no “science” that slows/stops the aging process.

        So, if that is true, then he should know about Hook (and when he decides to travel to Storybook) should produce some very interesting plot developments.

        Like: Thumb up 0

  39. Gonk says

    Another thing I’m unhappy with Belle they need to work on her story more she’s just flat out annoying now I know why the Queen locked her up.

    This might come off mean but Belle is supposed to be beautiful and this one isn’t and her strong Australian accent that she can’t hide is also annoying.

    Like: Thumb up 0

      • Doc says

        I also believe, Roco, that our friend C Ernst Harth is now a giant as well. Just noticed him in the latest sneek peek from “Tiny.” He is playing Abraham, Anton’s brother who is seated to Anton’s right and crushes the golden harp in one hand. That, I believe, is our old friend the Ogre that was at the failed casting of the Dark Curse. He has also played the janitor that stands next to Ginger, the blind witch, in Regina’s office when Regina announces Sidney’s bid for Sheriff, as Emma walks in and says “Not so fast!”…..

        Like: Thumb up 0

  40. Gambit says

    Did anyone else see the giant from “Jack & the Beanstalk” standing in the back of the (failed) curse scene it could be UNIDENTIFIED MAN but i don’t know if you see him tell me what u think

    Like: Thumb up 0

  41. Gambit says

    Did anyone else see the giant from “Jack & the Beanstalk” standing in the back of the (failed) curse scene it could be UNIDENTIFIED MAN but i don’t know if you see him tell me what u think

    Like: Thumb up 0

  42. Gambit says

    Did anyone else see the giant from “Jack & the Beanstalk” standing in the back of the (failed) curse scene it could be UNIDENTIFIED MAN but i don’t know if you see him tell me what you think please correct me if I.m wrong

    Like: Thumb up 0

  43. Gambit says

    I have an addition to this site in episode 14 of the first season called “Dreamy” mary and Leroy go selling candles door to door and they ring on a door where a man with WHITE hair eating a CARROT i think it could have been the WHITE RABBIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • Gambit says

      to prove my point in the next episode “Red-Handed” Red Riding Hood finds RABBIT trails in the SNOW

      Like: Thumb up 0

  44. Gambit says

    baelfire could be peter pan seeing as peter pan fights with a dagger and baelfire would probably fight with the rumplestilskin knife

    Like: Thumb up 0

  45. fastthumbs says

    I know that the outside doesn’t know about Storybook in general (with the obvious exception of Pinocchio or Neil) but I’d like to know who delivers goods to Storybook (e.g. Henry’s comic book collection, groceries in the stores, drugs to the pharmacy, medical supplies to the hospital, supply the electricity/water to the town, electronics (they are using cell phones\computers) etc.)? They have cell phones, so who are the ATT/Verizon/Sprint workers putting up/maintianing cell towers…? Since I see computers in the police station, does that mean there is an internet connection (it’s not called world wide web for nothing)? If so, wouldn’t the townfolks order stuff from Amazon (Home Depot, Costco, Walmart, etc.) and wouldn’t there lots of delivery trucks from UPS, FedEx, USPS deliverying goods be crossing the “line” often? Then there are the state and federal agencies – Voting for state/national elections (who would the characters vote for the 2012 Presidential elections?), Taxes (IRS auditors?), FDA and OSHA and all the inspectors that are part of any USA community…

    Does/did the curse maintain all without actually using any resources from neighboring regions/Maine/USA?

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • fastthumbs says

      Well, tonight’s episode, 2.17 “Welcome To Storybook” answers the question – the curse makes the town invisible\nonexistent to those outside the curse as shown when Maine’s state troopers and Owen didn’t perceive the town at the end of the episode (Owen Flynn (aka Greg Mendle) and his father were present inside the curse’s area of effect as it manifested in 1983 – if they were further away, they’d never of known). This does imply that the curse maintains (still does?) all utilities and services a town would normally consume in the Maine/USA (did anyone else notice the newspaper’s headlines about Reagan in Granny’s dinner).

      Since it was a perpetual “Ground hogs day” inside the curse, one would assume that the tech would remain static up to when the curse broke in 2012… but apparently, it does update stuff (aka the modern cell phones and recent car models everyone uses) – I wonder what the headlines of the newspaper is in Granny’s would be?

      Like: Thumb up 0

  46. Gambit says

    questions we all know that because of the curse that people cannot come into storybrooke unless in direct relation to fairy tales like Emma so maybe greg is Baelfire

    Like: Thumb up 0

  47. Gambit says

    Can jack and alice be the same person because i thought that the only one to have wonderland food was alice and she killed the jaberwak

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • fastthumbs says

      That’s an interesting point…

      Alice’s full name was never revealed in the original books or in the 1951 Disney movie, but she was inspired by a real person whose name was Alice Pleasance Liddell (May 4, 1852–November 6, 1934).

      In Tim Burton’s 2010 movie, her name is Alice Kingsleigh and she is played by Mia Wasikowska.

      So perhaps it’s Jacqueline Alice or perhaps Alice Jacqueline ?

      Like: Thumb up 0

      • Fastthumbs says

        Alice and Jack are NOT the same person – OUAT in Wonderland Alice is not the same actress as the one that played Jack in season 2 of OUAT. However, I suspect there is some sort of connection between the two (if shown, would probably be shown in OUAT in Wonderland).

        Like: Thumb up 0

    • Dac says

      I think they might be tying those two together as well. At first I thought she was Alice given the jabberwocky reference and she had the mushroom. Then she said “call me Jack”. There is suppose to be an AINW show airing in March. Perhaps we’ll get more answers then.

      Like: Thumb up 0

  48. Miriam says

    You forgot Emma’s BF, AKA bay! He might be a important charge tot later on…. And in the new episode, there is a witch who sees the future. You should add her too.

    Like: Thumb up 0

  49. Steph says

    In “Tiny” it’s confirmed that Charming’s real first name is David, and James was his brother (making it his name when he took his brother’s place)

    Like: Thumb up 0

  50. amota says

    Does anyone know who HER is that keeps calling Greg? Someone gave me the idea that HER could be an acronym H.E.R. Any thoughts on whose initials they may be?

    Like: Thumb up 0

  51. Gambit says

    i am watching the latest episode and it looks like Bealfire is Peter Pan based on the show like when he knows hook and how to captain a ship and says that he did not originally arrive in the real world or he would be 100 years old. Now, what kingdom do we know that no one grows up

    Like: Thumb up 0

  52. Marimo says

    You guys forgot Baelfire, who is Neil. He is Henry’s father, the man who got with Emma then abandoned her in Tallahassee and is Mr. Gold’s (Rumpelstiltskin’s) son.

    Cora is “the miller’s daughter” from the original Rumpelstiltskin story. That much was confirmed in the episode of the same title… “The miller’s daughter”. I believe Regina’s “real world surname” gives this away as it is “Mills”

    Rumpelstiltskin is also referred to as the “crocodile” from peter pan by Hook – since that was who cut off his hand. also Rumpel’s title “the dark one” comes from Celtic/Irish mythology.

    Like: Thumb up 0

  53. Marimo says

    Wait you guys are putting who is who right?

    You guys forgot Baelfire, who is Neil. He is Henry’s father, the man who got with Emma then abandoned her in Tallahassee and is Mr. Gold’s (Rumpelstiltskin’s) son.

    Cora is “the miller’s daughter” from the original Rumpelstiltskin story. That much was confirmed in the episode of the same title… “The miller’s daughter”. I believe Regina’s “real world surname” gives this away as it is “Mills”

    Rumpelstiltskin is also referred to as the “crocodile” from peter pan by Hook – since that was who cut off his hand. As well as the beast from “Beauty and the beast” (hense Belle’s appearance in the episode’s) Also Rumpel’s title “the dark one” comes from Celtic/Irish mythology.

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • says

      @Marimo, this guide has five pages based on location. It looks like you may have only caught the first page..

      Baelfire/Neal is currently on Page 2 (though we’ll soon move him over to Page 1 now that he’s visited Storybrooke).

      Thanks for sharing your insight.

      Like: Thumb up 0

  54. fastthumbs says

    “Greg and Tamara make a deal with Hook to snare Regina; they counteract her magic with science and take her hostage”

    Based on Greg’s speech to Regina, before Tamara “bagged” Regina… I’m hearing in the back of my mind, government secret agent black ops team (or hired guns)… Maybe some paranoid (off the books) USA federal think tank notices “strange” things going on in the world and sends out teams to “take care of this stuff” (aka Tamara and the Red Dragon in Hong Kong).

    Like: Thumb up 0

    • fastthumbs says

      They ARE part of a organized movement (whether government supported or not remains to be seen) to destroy magical incursions.

      Magical Incursions into our world:
      1) TEQ/Regina’s curse creating Storybook Maine, USA
      2) Dragon’s presence in Hong Kong
      3) Peter Pan’s(?) shadow (the wraith?) stealing boys to Neverland in England (from what I gather took place in the late 1800′s)

      So I’m wondering what other incursions happened. Since there is a well funded society of “Hunters” (To borrow from the Supernatural TV series), there has to be a lot more incursions then the ones that were explicitly shown in OUAT. A very prominent one would be King Arthur/Merlin (and if one includes organized religions, then a slew of magical events to choose from, aka Jesus, Moses, Mohammed just to name a few that did “miracles”). Any speculation to others?

      Like: Thumb up 1

      • fastthumbs says

        So the mystery organization (aka home office) is ran out of Neverland, headed up by an (evil?) Peter Pan \ Shadow????

        It’s going to be hard to wait for season 3 to start next fall….

        Like: Thumb up 0

        • Fastthumbs says

          Goodbye Greg and Tamara…. RIP (although maybe they’ll be back as zombies or something? Clap your hands three times if you believe?).

          Regina was ultimately correctt, they were fools who thought they belonged to a vast organization which (I suspect) was all fictional made up by Pan and the Lost boys. I suspect that super science magic suppressor bracelet and monster killing tasers where just enchanted toys from Neverland.

          Like: Thumb up 0

    • says

      @Gambit – the shadow’s on page 5 – other realms.

      I’m not sure if the shadow if definitely evil as yet, but its motivations are curious to say the least. I agree it might further Hook as a protagonist of sorts.

      Like: Thumb up 0

  55. Fastthumbs says

    Just watch episode 3.06 (“Ariel”) –

    1) From the interactions of Peter Pan and Rumples through season 3, I think Rumples was more then just another Peter Pan Follower (before he became the Dark One)… I’m beginning to think that Pan may be Rumples FATHER who drank from the waters of Neverland (aka fountain of youth) and that’s why Rumple says he can’t defeat Pan… I mean, why would Pan know what sort of meal would cheer up a despondent Rumples?

    2) I think that Pan’s obsession with Henry and his goal of bringing magic to ALL realms… is a means to leave Neverland (which would fit in well with point 1 above… Pan can’t leave Neverland while his Shadow can).

    3) I also think it’s going to be David\Charming who replaces Peter Pan as “Overlord” of Neverland. And Snow will of course stay with David and finally have a happy ending (In other words, I don’t expect either will be in much of season 4, except as flashback)

    Like: Thumb up 0

  56. AJDS says

    Roco Thanks,

    Again not to trying to rush but do you know when ONCE Wonderland Characters will be added.

    Like: Thumb up 1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>