FAIRY TALE WORLD / ENCHANTED FOREST CHARACTERS
The 7 Dwarfs
The 8 Dwarfs hatch in “Dreamy”. They meet Snow White for the first time in “True North” and “7:15 AM,” following the death of Stealthy. Note: Grumpy, Sleepy, Doc and Sneezy have all appeared in Storybrooke by this point.
- 1.16: “Heart Of Darkness”: They join Snow in her quest to save Charming from King George.
- 1.21 “An Apple Red As Blood”: Assist Snow in storming George’s castle in a bid to save Charming.
- 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Grumpy discovers the fairy dust yielding diamonds.
- 2.11 “The Outsider”: In the wake of Archie’s apparent death, the dwarfs express a desire to go back to the enchanted forest.
- 2.13 “Tiny”: Help plant Anton’s stalk in the hope of growing magic beans to get back home.
- 2.19 “Lacey”: Continue to cultivate the magic beans.
- 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: Mother Superior tells them how to restore Sneezy’s memories.
Henry is the Evil Queen’s servant and father — the thing she loves most, she kills him to exact the powerful spell. It’s not yet known whether Henry has a living double in Storybrooke. Regina named her adopted son after him.
- 1.11 — “Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree”: Helps Regina manipulate the Genie into killing King Leopold.
- 1.17 — “Hat Trick”: Rescued from Wonderland by Regina.
- 2.02 “We Are Both”: Tells Regina that her mother changed when she met the man who taught her magic.
- 2.10 “The Cricket Game”: Says goodbye to Regina for what he thinks will be the last time prior to her execution. She thanks him for being loyal to her to the end. His loyalty and odd subservience continues when her life is spared and she is banished.
- 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Prince Henry is captivated by Cora. They marry and have baby Regina.
- 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: King Xavier humiliates Cora, belittling her status. They later make a deal: she gets to marry his son, Prince Henry, if she can spin straw into gold and ease the kingdom’s financial strains. Deal. The perceptive king tells her that “love is weakness” and that her choice should be easy — “run off with the evil Imp, or stand next to my son with a crown on your head.”
- 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Cora laments her father for always slacking.
Other ‘Curse Gathering’ Characters
- Here are the other characters present during the Evil Queen’s curse gathering. In the above shot you can see a man with an axe, a woman, and someone wearing a red helmet.
The Trolls (RIP)
- Snow and Charming/James encounter the Trolls in Episode 3 in a bid to reverse a deal. It doesn’t go so well, but Snow uses her fairy dust to transform them in to bugs.
The Fairy Godmother (RIP)
The Fairy Godmother is destroyed by Rumpelstiltskin before she can grant Cinderella her wish. Rumples gleefully takes her wand. (Ep. 4). King George told Rumples where he could find her in return for a new son. (Ep. 6).
- 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”: Gold uses her wand to harness the power of the diamonds in the mine.
Jiminy Cricket’s Parents (RIP)
- Jiminy’s parents were thieving scallywags who used their traveling marionette show as a cover for their crimes. They tricked young Geppetto’s parents into taking “elf tonic”, turning them into puppets.
The Dragon Slayer (Original James Charming — RIP)
James Charming was a dragon slayer and the son of King George. As a baby he was given to the King by Rumples (as part of a deal). Charming was eventually killed in battle and replaced by his twin brother who assumed his identity for the good of the kingdom.
- 2.13 “Tiny”: James and his lover Jacqueline trick the giant Anton and plunder his land, destroying the other giants in the process. Selfishly, he leaves Jack to die.
King Midas has the ability to turn objects into gold merely by touch. He offered Prince Charming his daughter Abigail’s hand in marriage after he beheaded the dragon that was plaguing his kingdom.
Prince Charming’s Mother (RIP)
Charming’s mother and father were struggling to keep their farm. They made a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to give him one of their twin sons in return for the farm. Rumplestiltskin took Charming’s brother as part of the deal; he would become King George’s son. Charming later discovers that he has a twin when Rumplestiltskin returns with a similar offer. This time Rumples wants him to replace his dead brother and become the King’s new son. He agrees.
- 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: After getting struck by a poisoned arrow, she begins to slowly die. Set to be cured by the water from Lake Nostos, she sacrifices her life so that Snow can once again conceive. She fulfills her dream of seeing Charming marry.
Zoso was enslaved by the Duke of the Frontlines using the mystical dagger. Posing as a beggar, Zoso tricks Rumples into killing him. Before he dies he warns Rumples that magic always comes with a price.
QUEEN EVA (RIP)
- 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Queen Eva tries to instill decent values in her rather snobbish daughter Snow. She is poisoned and killed by Cora in her grand plan to ensure Regina becomes queen.
- 2.16 “The Miller’s Daughter”: Princess Eva humiliates Cora.
- 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Johanna is Snow’s loyal Handmaid who is there for her when Queen Eva passes away. In Storybrooke on Snow’s birthday, Johanna and Snow reunite for the first time since the land that was. They share their sadness over what also marks the anniversary of Eva’s death. Johanna is used as a pawn by Cora and Regina to persuade Snow to give up ‘the dark one’s’ dagger. Even with the dagger obtained, she is mercilessly killed by Cora, much to Snow’s horror.
Hordor mercilessly recruited children over 14 to serve in the Orge Wars. After demeaning him and threatening to take his son Baelfire, Rumples kills him using his new found powers obtained from the mystical dagger.
The Blind Witch (RIP)
- The Blind Witch lives in a house made of delicious stuff. An adversary of the Evil Queen, who sends Hansel and Gretel to steal an important artifact from her. The Blind Witch captures the moppets and prepares to eat them. They escape by shoving her into her own oven, where she seemingly perishes, much to the delight of the Evil Queen who gets the artifact she so craved.
- Introduced in “7:15 AM,” Stealthy is one of the lesser known Dwarfs from FTL. He breaks Grumpy out of King George’s jail. He is later killed when trying to escape.
- Bossy is a dwarf trainer. He oversees the hatching of the dwarfs and works them in the mines.
- Watchy monitors the pre-hatched dwarfs down in the mines.
King Leopold (RIP)
King Leopold was a happy king who loved his daughter, Snow White. But the memory of his first wife prevented him from loving the Evil Queen in the same way. Unhappy with her lot, she had an affair with the genie and manipulated him into killing Leopold so that she could finally be free (Episode 11).
- 1.18 “The Stable Boy”: He proposes to Regina after she rescues young Snow from a wild steed.
- 2.15 “The Queen Is Dead”: Leopold brings Snow with him on one of his “endless journeys”. This journey would lead to Regina saving Snow and him marrying Regina.
Sir Gaston (RIP)
- Sir Gaston was to be married to Belle. Rumplestiltskin transforms him into a rose when he tries to get her back.
- Siren is the Guardian of Lake Nostos. She is ultimately killed by Prince Charming after she tries to him.
- Peter is Red Riding Hood’s love interest. She gobbles him to death during one of her transformations into the Big Bad Wolf.
- 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Upon reuniting with her daughter Red, Anita trains her to embrace her wolf side. She demands that she kills Snow in order to prove herself. Red protects Snow instead and kills Anita in the process. Her dying words to Red: “You chose her.”
- 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Quinn befriends Red and tells her that he too is a wolf. He takes Red back to his pack where she reunites with her mother, Anita. Quinn is later killed by one of the Queen’s knights hunting for Snow.
PRINCE PHILLIP / YAOGUAI
- 2.01 Broken: During his search for Aurora, Phillip is “frozen” in time in a part of fairytale land protected from the curse. When he awakes, he resumes the search with the help of Mulan and eventually finds Aurora, who he wakens with a kiss. He is soon marked by a wraith before his soul is devoured.
- 2.11 “The Outsider”: The Yaoguai spell placed on him by Maleficent is broken by Belle who introduces him to Mulan, whom he agree to help before searching for his true love Aurora.
- 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: In the land that was, Phillip, Aurora and Mulan discover Nealfire unconscious on a beach.
- 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”: Phillip, Aurora and Mulan help bring an injured and confused Neal back to health in their Enchanted Forest kingdom.
SLEEPING BEAUTY (AKA AURORA)
- 2.01 “Broken”: Aurora is roused from her sleep by Prince Phillip but is unable to save him from the wraith, who sucks his soul and sends him to ‘sleep’.
- 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Accompanies Snow and Emma on their journey to the palace. Tries to kill Snow for her part in Phillip’s death, but is easily over powered.
- 2.05 “The Doctor”: Aurora 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”: Has a nightmare about being trapped in a red room with no windows or doors and red curtains that were on fire. In the shadows there was someone else there, “he was looking right at me”. Henry experiences the same nightmare in Storybrooke.
- 2.07 “Child Of The Moon”: Continues to suffer recurring nightmares of being in trapped in burning room. She sees Henry again but this time he calls out to her and tells her his name. She relays the message to a shocked Emma and Snow.
- 2.08 “Into The Deep”: Re-enters the Netherworld to communicate with Henry but is woken too soon, causing her between-realms partner to be badly injured. She is abducted by Cora before being released by Hook — only to unwittingly have her heart removed and handed to Cora, who now controls her, unbeknownst to Team Compass.
- 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”: Mulan returns Aurora’s heart and the pair set off in hope of reviving Phillip, courtesy of new information gleaned while Aurora was under Cora’s control.
- 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: In the land that was, Aurora, Phillip and Mulan discover Nealfire unconscious on a beach.
- 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”: Auroa helps bring Neal back to health back at her kingdom in the Enchanted Forest. She tries to contact Emma using her dream-walk ability, to no avail.
- 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: Aurora informs Mulan that she and Phillip are having a baby, much to Mulan’s feigned joy.
- 2.01 “Broken”: Mulan helps Prince Phillip find Aurora, fighting many battles along the way. During which time she was “frozen” in a part of fairytale land somehow protected from Regina’s curse . She is unable to save Phillip from the wraith.
- 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Accompanies Snow and Emma on their journey to the palace and assists in their fight against Cora.
- 2.05 “The Doctor”: Mulan 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”: Tackled by Mary when she attempts to chop down the beanstalk after Emma takes longer than agreed to return.
- 2.08 “Into The Deep”: Wakes Aurora up from her latest Netherworld excursion too soon, throwing Henry for a loop. Steals the compass to trade with Cora in exchange for Aurora, but is thwarted by Snow and Emma before ‘Aurora’ returns.
- 2.09 “Queen Of Hearts”: Having returned Aurora’s heart, the duo set off in hope of reviving Phillip, courtesy of new information gleaned while Aurora was under Cora’s control.
- 2.11 “The Outsider”: Saves Belle from the Yaoguai and informs her that she used to be in the emperors army. The pair team up to track and kill the Yaogun, but Mulan’s injuries prevent her from fulfilling her part of the mission. Belle introduces her to Phillip where their journey begins.
- 2.22 “And Straight On ‘Til Morning”: In the land that was, Mulan, Phillip and Aurora discover Nealfire unconscious on a beach.
- 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer”: Mulan joins Neal on his quest to find something of importance at his father’s castle that might help him communicate with Emma. At the castle they encounter Robin Hood and find a magic snow globe.
- 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: Mulan helps Neal find his way to Neverland. She decides to reveal her true feelings to Aurora but the Princess has more important news – she’s pregnant, with Phillip’s baby, isn’t that wonderful? Dejected, Mulan decides to accept Robin Hood’s invitation to become one of his Merry Men.
- 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Lancelot, leader of the “Safe Haven”, turns out to be Cora who reveals that she killed Lancelot a long time ago; In fairytale land past, Lancelot is hired by George to capture Snow, however he ends up helping Snow and Charming and ultimately marries them.
- 1.08 “Desperate Souls”: It is revealed that the Ogres were winning the Ogre Wars at one point.
- 2.03 “Lady Of The Lake”: Cora reveals that the Ogres have returned to what remains of fairytale land. Emma is saved from an Ogre by Snow who shoots an arrow through its eye, killing it.
- 2.04 “The Crocodile”: Milah chastises Rumples for what she cites as cowardice for running away from the Ogre War. Dissatisfied at being “lashed to the village coward”, she runs away with her new sweetheart Captain Killian Jones after hearing his tales of adventure. She later saves Jones from the now powerful Rumples by making a deal to give him a magic bean to another world if he spares their lives. Rumples removes her still-beating heart, killing her dead.
- 2.14 “Manhattan”: Prior to Baelfire’s birth, Milah is concerned about Rumples going to fight in the Ogres war. Her tune changes months later upon hearing how he injured himself to get sent home from duty. With Bae now born, she is disgusted to see Rumples hobble through the door, chastising him for being a coward and making Bae suffer the indignity of having to grow up with him as a father.
THE SEER (RIP)
- 2.14 “Manhattan”: The Seer first encounters Rumples during the Ogres War, where she tells him of is inevitable future in leaving Bae fatherless. Years later, their paths cross as expected, with him now the ‘dark one’. This time she tells him that he’ll be reunited with Bae after a great curse that rips everyone from the land is activated by “someone else”. She asks that he take her burden of foresight. He agrees but is unable to make sense of the fixed paths from the many possible futures. As a show of gratitude, she tells him that a boy will be key in finding his son, though he will be “more than he appears,” and will be his undoing. Finally relived of her burden, the Seer seemingly dies.
- 2.19 “Lacey”: Robin Hood gets caught trying to steal a magic wand from Rumples, who proceeds to torture him before Belle sets him free. Robin uses the wand to heel his pregnant sweetheart, Maid Marian. His life is ultimately spared by Rumples.
- 3.01 “The Heart of the Truest Believer“: Robin Hood encounters Neal and Mulan in Rumples’ castle, which he has claimed as his own. He once crossed paths with Rumples, to whom he owes a great debt for sparing his life.
- 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: In repayment of the debt he owes Rumples, Robin begrudgingly allows Neal to use his son, Roland, as bait to summon the Shadow. Invites Mulan to join his band of Merry Men.
Note: Robin Hood was played by Tom Ellis in Season 2 and portrayed Sean MacGuire in Season 3.
LITTLE JOHN & THE MERRY MEN
- 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: Little John is a member of Robin Hood’s band of Merry Men.
- 3.03 “Quite A Common Fairy”: Roland is Robin Hood son. His mother is Maid Marian, who died giving birth to him.
MAID MARIAN (RIP)
- 2.19 “Lacey”: Marian is Robin Hood’s heavily pregnant love interest who is suffering from a mysterious illness. He steals a wand from Rumplestiltskin to heal her.
Ursula is a sea goddess who first appeared in Season 3 Episode 6. Regina poses as Ursula to trick Ariel into helping her capture Snow White.
Medusa is a serpent-haired creature introduced in the flashback story of the tenth episode of Season 3, “The New Neverland”. She has the ability to turn people into stone when they look directly into her eyes. Snow plans to use this ability to turn Regina into stone, but is thwarted when the plan backfires and Prince Charming is transformed into stone instead. Snow ultimately defeats Medusa by using the creature’s own reflection against her.