History Series / OnceUponATimeInWonderland

21st May '17 11:07:45 AM nombretomado
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** Alice comes from a world where VictorianBritain still exists.

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** Alice comes from a world where VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain still exists.



* VictorianBritain: As usual, Alice is from this time period. However, [[WordOfGod according]] to [[http://tvline.com/2013/08/04/once-upon-a-time-in-wonderland-pilot-details-scheduling/ the producers]], this version is located in a separate universe and is a “land of story” removed from time (similar to Dr. Frankenstein's black-and-white Austria in another world from the parent show), thus handling the issue of ''Alice in Wonderland'' being a fictional story in its parent show. Demonstrated by the fact that the Rabbit and Knave travel from modern day Storybrooke to Alice's London ([[spoiler: and Alice, Cyrus and the Rabbit briefly return there]]) without actual TimeTravel.
** It should be noted that ''most'' characters in the parent show are simultaneously known as fictional characters (Frankenstein, Peter Pan, etc). At least to Emma Swan.
** This also allows the writers to get away with what would otherwise be PoliticallyCorrectHistory. For example, Jafar (played by an Indian actor) is able to convincingly pretend to be a doctor named "Sheffield" in Alice's world.
** The parent show later uses the same concept by showing that [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] is from another parallel England that's stuck in TheRoaringTwenties.
21st May '17 11:07:31 AM nombretomado
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A SpinOff of [[Creator/{{ABC}} ABC's]] ''Series/OnceUponATime'', which aired for one season in 2013-2014 as a self-contained storyline. This series focuses on Alice, a young woman from VictorianBritain who apparently traveled to Wonderland and back, but nobody believed the fantastic stories she told. Just before an attempted procedure (implied to be a lobotomy) that would have her forget it all, the White Rabbit rescues her and says that they can help her reunite with a genie she rescued and fell in love with.

Rather than being distantly related to ''Once Upon a Time'', it has a SharedUniverse. Given that ''Wonderland'' stars a protagonist from Victorian England (Alice), whereas Storybrooke has a protagonist from modern-day [[BigAppleSauce NewYork]], it was up in the air how connected the two series would be. WordOfGod tells us that they avoid a TimeyWimeyBall in that Alice's VictorianBritain is a separate story world, like that of Frankenstein in the parent show. Several significant characters cross-over, but only in backstory. Apart from cameos and {{flashback}} {{cross over}}s, Wonderland is its own self-contained HeroOfAnotherStory.

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A SpinOff of [[Creator/{{ABC}} ABC's]] ''Series/OnceUponATime'', which aired for one season in 2013-2014 as a self-contained storyline. This series focuses on Alice, a young woman from VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain who apparently traveled to Wonderland and back, but nobody believed the fantastic stories she told. Just before an attempted procedure (implied to be a lobotomy) that would have her forget it all, the White Rabbit rescues her and says that they can help her reunite with a genie she rescued and fell in love with.

Rather than being distantly related to ''Once Upon a Time'', it has a SharedUniverse. Given that ''Wonderland'' stars a protagonist from Victorian England (Alice), whereas Storybrooke has a protagonist from modern-day [[BigAppleSauce NewYork]], it was up in the air how connected the two series would be. WordOfGod tells us that they avoid a TimeyWimeyBall in that Alice's VictorianBritain Victorian Britain is a separate story world, like that of Frankenstein in the parent show. Several significant characters cross-over, but only in backstory. Apart from cameos and {{flashback}} {{cross over}}s, Wonderland is its own self-contained HeroOfAnotherStory.
31st Dec '16 7:34:26 AM purrpurr
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* UncoveringRelationshipStatus: In Down the Rabbit Hole, Cyrus mentions to Alice her husband during their first meeting, she corrects him, since she's not married, to which he replies "Good."
3rd Apr '16 5:57:22 PM Aiguille
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* FeministFantasy: Alice is not only an ActionGirl, but brilliant and able to outwit the various {{Chessmaster}}s gunning for her. Discovering that her LostLenore is still alive, Alice undertakes a quest to rescue him.

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* FeministFantasy: Alice is not only an ActionGirl, but brilliant and able to outwit the various {{Chessmaster}}s gunning for her. Discovering that her LostLenore TheLostLenore is still alive, Alice undertakes a quest to rescue him.
12th Jan '16 4:11:10 PM wrm5
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Since most of the fairytale characters are based on Disney's interpretation more than their original source material, this happens a lot, most obvious with [[GrandVizierJafar Jafar]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Since most of the fairytale characters are based on Disney's interpretation more than their original source material, this happens a lot, most obvious with [[GrandVizierJafar [[UsefulNotes/GrandVizierJafar Jafar]].
19th Dec '15 12:07:17 PM Yahya
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Agrabah seems to resemble the Great Moghul Empire more than anything in this version.
28th Sep '15 7:03:56 PM NOYB
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* VictorianBritain: As usual, Alice is from this time period. However, [[WordOfGod according]] to [[http://tvline.com/2013/08/04/once-upon-a-time-in-wonderland-pilot-details-scheduling/ the producers]], this version is located in a separate universe and is a “land of story” removed from time (similar to Dr. Frankenstein's world from the parent show), thus handling the issue of ''Alice in Wonderland'' being a fictional story in its parent show. Demonstrated by the fact that the Rabbit and Knave travel from modern day Storybrooke to Alice's London ([[spoiler: and Alice, Cyrus and the Rabbit briefly return there]]) without actual TimeTravel.

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* VictorianBritain: As usual, Alice is from this time period. However, [[WordOfGod according]] to [[http://tvline.com/2013/08/04/once-upon-a-time-in-wonderland-pilot-details-scheduling/ the producers]], this version is located in a separate universe and is a “land of story” removed from time (similar to Dr. Frankenstein's black-and-white Austria in another world from the parent show), thus handling the issue of ''Alice in Wonderland'' being a fictional story in its parent show. Demonstrated by the fact that the Rabbit and Knave travel from modern day Storybrooke to Alice's London ([[spoiler: and Alice, Cyrus and the Rabbit briefly return there]]) without actual TimeTravel.



** The parent show later uses the same concept by showing that [[OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] is from another parallel England that's stuck in TheRoaringTwenties.

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** The parent show later uses the same concept by showing that [[OneHundredAndOneDalmatians [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] is from another parallel England that's stuck in TheRoaringTwenties.
28th Sep '15 7:02:35 PM NOYB
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** The parent show later uses the same concept by showing that Cruella de Vil is from another parallel England that's stuck in TheRoaringTwenties.

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** The parent show later uses the same concept by showing that [[OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil Vil]] is from another parallel England that's stuck in TheRoaringTwenties.
28th Sep '15 7:01:30 PM NOYB
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: {{Justified}} since, according to the producers, Alice's Victorian London is a separate "land of story" that exists in our time rather than the actual historical Victorian London. This allows Jafar, played by an Indian actor, to pose as "Dr. Sheffield" without anyone batting an eyelash.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: {{Justified}} since, according to the producers, Alice's Victorian London is a separate "land of story" that exists in parallel with our time world rather than the actual historical Victorian London. This allows Jafar, played by an Indian actor, to pose as "Dr. Sheffield" without anyone batting an eyelash.


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** The parent show later uses the same concept by showing that Cruella de Vil is from another parallel England that's stuck in TheRoaringTwenties.
1st Aug '15 11:44:00 AM emperormasakado
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* FeministFantasy: Alice is not only an ActionGirl, but brilliant and able to outwit the various {{Chessmaster}}s gunning for her. Discovering that her LostLenore is still alive, Alice undertakes a quest to rescue him.
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