History Analysis / OnceUponATime

24th Apr '16 9:29:46 PM FordPrefect
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* Cinderella needed her story retold and redeemed after losing her husband to rumplestitskin.

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* Cinderella needed her story retold and redeemed after losing her husband to rumplestitskin.Rumplestitskin.



* the Mad hatter needed to find a way to make up for abandoning his daughter when the curse hit.

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* the The Mad hatter Hatter needed to find a way to make up for abandoning his daughter when the curse hit.
24th Apr '16 9:29:03 PM FordPrefect
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His great grandfather is peter pan, while Zelena, the wicked witch of the west is both his step-aunt and step-great aunt as well.

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His great grandfather is peter pan, Peter Pan, while Zelena, the wicked witch Wicked Witch of the west West, is both his step-aunt and step-great aunt as well.
10th May '15 10:11:54 PM EricW
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Henry is the son of Emma and Baelfire. His maternal grandparents are thus Snow White and Prince Charming, and his paternal grandparents are Milah and Rumple. Henry's step-grandmother is Belle.

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Henry is the son of Emma and Baelfire. His maternal grandparents are thus Snow White and Prince Charming, and his paternal grandparents are Milah and Rumple. Henry's step-grandmother is Belle.
Belle, and he also has an uncle who's technically younger than him, when Snow and Charming had a second child whom they named Neal after their daughter's husband's earth name.




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* the Mad hatter needed to find a way to make up for abandoning his daughter when the curse hit.
* Pinocchio needed to redeem himself for giving up on [[spoiler: Emma]] when they were young, and abandoning her in The Land Without Magic.
27th Apr '15 8:40:46 PM EricW
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His great grandfather is peter pan, while Zelena, the wicked witch of the west is both his step-aunt and step-great aunt as well.



* Regina Mills, the Evil Queen, needs to let go of her vengeance and learn to forgive. A good girl who slowly descended into evil, her fall lead to the premise, and her greed and emptiness plagued her for years on end. However, when Henry came into her life, she was slowly given a new lease on life, seeking love from the one person whom she didn't have emotional baggage with. The climb has been a long slow and painful one, with several moments where she would backslide. However, her story is still not over. Since she still doesn't regret all the evil she did, her final character arc is to redeem herself for the evils she committed as the queen.

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* Regina Mills, the Evil Queen, needs to let go of her vengeance and learn to forgive. A good girl who slowly descended into evil, her fall lead to the premise, and her greed and emptiness plagued her for years on end. However, when Henry came into her life, she was slowly given a new lease on life, seeking love from the one person whom she didn't have emotional baggage with. The climb has been a long slow and painful one, with several moments where she would backslide. However, her story is still not over. Since she still doesn't regret all the evil she did, her final character arc is to redeem herself for the evils she committed as the queen.
23rd Feb '15 2:58:57 PM Zabilac
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31st Jul '14 8:13:58 PM EMY3K
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Henry is the son of Emma and Baelfire. His maternal grandparents are thus Snow White and Prince Charming, and his paternal grandparents are Milah and Rumple.

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Henry is the son of Emma and Baelfire. His maternal grandparents are thus Snow White and Prince Charming, and his paternal grandparents are Milah and Rumple.
Rumple. Henry's step-grandmother is Belle.



* Snow White and Prince Charming needed to make up for their many mistakes, and their having to send their daughter away in order to protect her.

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* Snow White and Prince Charming needed to make up for their many mistakes, and their having to send their daughter away in order to protect her.



* However, no story of redemption is as important or as remarkable to the plot as the gradual redemption of Regina Mills: The Evil Queen. Emma may be the hero, but Regina is its central character. A good girl who slowly descended into evil, her fall lead to the premise, and her greed and emptiness plagued her for years on end. However, when Henry came into her life, she was slowly given a new lease on life, seeking love from the one person whom she didn't have emotional baggage with. The climb has been a long slow and painful one, with several moments where she would backslide. However, by the end of season 3, she's almost fully completed her HeelFaceTurn, giving her better motives for acting. However, her story is still not over. Since she still doesn't regret all the evil she did, her final character arc is to redeem herself for the evils she committed as the queen.

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* However, no story of redemption is as important or as remarkable to the plot as the gradual redemption of Regina Mills: The Mills, the Evil Queen. Emma may be the hero, but Regina is its central character. Queen, needs to let go of her vengeance and learn to forgive. A good girl who slowly descended into evil, her fall lead to the premise, and her greed and emptiness plagued her for years on end. However, when Henry came into her life, she was slowly given a new lease on life, seeking love from the one person whom she didn't have emotional baggage with. The climb has been a long slow and painful one, with several moments where she would backslide. However, by the end of season 3, she's almost fully completed her HeelFaceTurn, giving her better motives for acting. However, her story is still not over. Since she still doesn't regret all the evil she did, her final character arc is to redeem herself for the evils she committed as the queen.
31st Jul '14 7:25:07 PM EricW
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No wonder the characters on the show spent all of five seconds trying to work this out. It'd drive anyone mad.

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No wonder the characters on the show spent all of five seconds trying to work this out. It'd drive anyone mad.mad.

[[WMG: Once Upon A Time and the quest for Redemption]]
While Once Upon A Time touches on many, many different themes, ideas, sources and so forth, at its core, the show is a show about redemption. In fact, the original premise of the show even had this as Henry's promise to Emma: "You're going to bring back the happy endings."

This question of redemption can take many forms from its supporting, main and minor casts alike.
* Rapunzel needed to redeem herself for not being ready to inherit her kingdom, and only by overcoming her fears could she do so.
* Cinderella needed her story retold and redeemed after losing her husband to rumplestitskin.
* Red Riding Hood had to redeem herself several times for the actions taken as [[spoiler: The Big Bad Wolf]]. And so forth.

However, the biggest point of redemption is all around its main cast and particularly its villains.
* Rumplestiltskin is a man defined by his need to redeem himself. His main motivation through most of the flashbacks and season 1 is to eventually through a complex GambitRoulette to find his son and make up for letting him go when they were going to stick together in another world. In a way, when he finally achieved this goal, his new quest was to then make up for all the horrible things he did along the way.
* Snow White and Prince Charming needed to make up for their many mistakes, and their having to send their daughter away in order to protect her.
* Emma felt compelled to redeem herself for giving up Henry for adoption, but her quest for redemption is also a quest to finally find the home she never felt she had.
* However, no story of redemption is as important or as remarkable to the plot as the gradual redemption of Regina Mills: The Evil Queen. Emma may be the hero, but Regina is its central character. A good girl who slowly descended into evil, her fall lead to the premise, and her greed and emptiness plagued her for years on end. However, when Henry came into her life, she was slowly given a new lease on life, seeking love from the one person whom she didn't have emotional baggage with. The climb has been a long slow and painful one, with several moments where she would backslide. However, by the end of season 3, she's almost fully completed her HeelFaceTurn, giving her better motives for acting. However, her story is still not over. Since she still doesn't regret all the evil she did, her final character arc is to redeem herself for the evils she committed as the queen.
27th Aug '13 2:29:31 AM Kh530
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Furthermore, Hook married Milah after she ran away from Rumple, making him Henry's step-grandfather, and Baelfire's step-father.
7th Jul '13 6:53:49 PM piratemonkey06
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Henry is the son of Emma and Baelfire. His grandparents are thus Snow White, Prince Charming, Milah and Rumple.

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Henry is the son of Emma and Baelfire. His maternal grandparents are thus Snow White, White and Prince Charming, and his paternal grandparents are Milah and Rumple.
7th Jul '13 6:51:21 PM piratemonkey06
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No wonder the character's on the show spent all of five seconds trying to wort this out. It'd drive anyone mad.

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Furthermore, Hook married Milah after she ran away from Rumple, making him Henry's step-grandfather, and Baelfire's step-father.

No wonder the character's characters on the show spent all of five seconds trying to wort work this out. It'd drive anyone mad.
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