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25th Jul '16 4:24:53 AM SorPepita
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*** Jiminy's parent's finding out about the curse he was desperately going to hit them with, then taking it and ''intentionally'' using it on Gepetto's parents to permanently turn them into puppets even though they had no reason to do so, all just to KickTheDog.

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*** Jiminy's parent's parents' finding out about the curse he was desperately going to hit them with, then taking it and ''intentionally'' using it on Gepetto's parents to permanently turn them into puppets even though they had no reason to do so, all just to KickTheDog.
22nd Jul '16 1:33:55 PM overman2099
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** Hook has been accused of this because, due to his position as Emma's official love interest, he has gained a more prominent role in the stories than Henry, Snow, or Charming. In Season 5, every main character, including several who have no motivation to do so, choose to [[spoiler:risk traveling into the Underworld to bring him back to life, contradicting the previously established rule that the dead cannot be resurrected]]. Not helping matters is that the resolution to that plot ended with [[spoiler: a literal DeusExMachina that revives him which occurs in an episode that kills Robin permanently and in a way that prevents revival. This occurred after it looked like Hook would stay dead.]]

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** Hook has been accused of this because, due to his position as Emma's official love interest, he has gained a more prominent role in the stories than Henry, Snow, or Charming. In Season 5, every main character, including several who have no motivation to do so, choose to [[spoiler:risk traveling into the Underworld to bring him back to life, contradicting the previously established rule that the dead cannot be resurrected]]. Not helping matters is that the resolution to that plot ended with [[spoiler: a literal DeusExMachina that revives him which occurs in an episode that kills Robin permanently and in a way that prevents revival. This occurred after it looked like Hook would stay dead.]] Love him or hate him, there's little doubt that Hook has received much more preferential treatment from the writers than just about any of the other men in Emma's life, be they former lovers(Neal) or potential love interests(Graham and August).
22nd Jul '16 12:28:18 PM Morgenthaler
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** Cora, the DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{Chessmaster}}.

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** Cora, the DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{Chessmaster}}.
18th Jul '16 6:57:27 AM 730Flare
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**Josh Dallas' #RabbitStew hashtag in relation to Snow becomes even funnier when you consider that Ginnifer Goodwin voiced a rabbit in another [[Disney/Zootopia Disney work.]]
21st Jun '16 2:35:25 AM tsstevens
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* CounterpartComparison: A lot of fans had noted that the blonde Emma is TheHero, DeadpanSnarker and out of line with the old ways, where Killian is the British monster who had caused chaos for so long before falling for Emma and sincerely wants to reform. Or are some of the same writers echoing [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy and Spike?]]
19th Jun '16 4:14:05 PM Apocrypha
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* {{Narm}}:
** Prince Charming on Abigail and Frederick: "Have you tried true love's kiss?" Sure, that's a well-known cure for curses in the Enchanted Forest, but it sounds like he's recommending chicken soup for a cold or something.
** The Blind Witch, who is very much like the Pale Man from ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', should be absolutely terrifying. Except that she's played by [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Anya]] and talks as if she's always orgasming.
** The Boob... er... Blue Fairy along with a bunch of other fairies making a bombing run with all the vigor and seriousness of an army. In their usual slippers and puffy glittery dresses. The 'bombs' are fairy dust that put the targets to sleep. Made possibly more Narm-y since it's shown alongside people fighting with swords and other weapons hacking each other to death.
** The ending of "An Apple Red As Blood". All things considered, a magical apple turnover just lacks a certain amount of dramatic gravitas.
** August after [[spoiler:being turned to wood]], thanks to the dodgy CGI.
** When Mulan begins to chop down the beanstalk, Mary Margaret's [[BigNo "Nooooooooooooo!"]]
*** Ginnifer Goodwin has a lot of moments like this, where emotional yelling ends up just sounding [[LargeHam absurdly hammy.]]
** Tamara's magic taser (able to electrocute ''wood!'') has quickly become a joke among fans. [[WordOfGod The showrunners themselves]] have now said they [[CreatorBacklash wish they hadn't done it.]]
** Greg and Tamara in private, talking about "the package", asking if it's been "delivered", and if it's "secure". You're completely alone, people! Just say you have [[spoiler:freaking Hook tied up and gagged in the back of a truck]]. [[AccidentalInnuendo All that "package" talk becomes extra narmy]]. The writers could have at least tried to have one of these two lampshade how ridiculous it is to talk in code at all times.
** Tamara and Greg strike again with their Bracelet of Science that can block Regina's magic. Really, show? '''Really?'''
*** [[SubvertedTrope Fans kind of jumped the gun on this.]] The revelation that Tamara and Greg's "communicator" was really a walky-talky toy that only worked because Peter Pan wanted it to makes it clear that it's the same story with the taser and the bracelet. Greg and Tamara were naïve enough to believe it was WeirdScience that can defeat magic, when it actually was, in fact, magic itself.
** Tamara's cheesy dialogue. "Magic does not belong in this world. It's unholy. We're here to cleanse this land of it!"
** Greg in general has moments of this by just the way he looks and talks. Mention must go to him stammering "She was the-the-da queen! The-the evil queen!" in response to Tamara asking which fairy tale character Regina was, making comebacks like "No, you don't know who YOU are dealing with!", him wildly digging for his father's remains while saying "no no no no no no!", and the expression he makes right before the shadow comes down and kills him.
*** "THAT'S SCARY, AIN'T IT?!?!?!"
** Baelfire's shock and panic upon seeing [[spoiler: Neverland. Where, exactly, did he think Peter Pan's shadow was going to take him?]]
** The moment [[TheWoobie poor Tinkerbell]] is stripped of her wings, turning her from a cheerful, kind person who tries to help everyone to a bitter cynic, is somewhat ruined by [[PantyShot her shiny green underwear]] being exposed as she faceplants into the ground.
** Killian Jones' hammy RousingSpeech to his crew when he first becomes a pirate (complete with throwing off his coat) was the source of much amusement for many viewers.
** The last two acts of "Going Home" are quite dramatic and moving. Shame the effect is kind of ruined with the rampant, unapologetic use of TalkingIsAFreeAction as it seems our heroes have all the time in the world to talk through all their remaining issues even as the curse bears down on them.
** Red being awkwardly photoshopped into the scene of the main cast arriving back in the Enchanted Forest, especially since they could have just said she was with one of the other groups showing up.
** It can now be pretty hard to take the end of "Going Home" seriously, with such a huge deal being made about how everything is changing and can never be the same again, when most of it is reset in the span of just one more episode, and anything that still isn't ends up being so by the end of the season.
** After so many neat twists on fairy tale and Disney canon, it's a bit silly to see Grand Pabbie from ''Frozen'' taken straight from the film. As in, it literally looks like the CGI model from the film was put directly into the live action footage.
*** Really, any non-major ''Frozen'' character that the writers included. The painstaking detail they put into recreating Oaken the shopkeeper and the Duke of Weselton resulted in a very cartoonish look that is bizarrely different from the show's usual tone. [[spoiler: Helga's death]] was one of the most dramatic moments of the season, but when you remember that it was instigated by the funny-looking Duke with the DodgyToupee... well, it gets a little bit harder to take it seriously.
** Hook attempting to dig Emma out of the ice with his hook. Yeah, he's desperate, but really now. Even David has to stop him and point out that it's useless.
** While for some it may be seen as NarmCharm, the constant ice jokes in season 4 have reached [[Film/BatmanAndRobin Mr.Freeze]] levels of ridiculousness.
** Rumplestiltskin has managed to get hold of the Sorceror's Hat; when he threatens the Snow Queen in ''Family Business,'' the menacing effect is ruined by the fact that he's holding the rather childish and cartoon like hat.
** The scene of the Snow Queen first discovering her powers, with three not-so-great child actresses saddled with Ed Wood levels of tin-eared dialogue.
** The scene at the end of "Fall" where the Spell of Shattered Sight hits Storybrook was a little over the top, if only because of how long the scene played out for, and especially since the effects of the spell itself ends up largely PlayedForLaughs in the next episode.
*** And during that aforementioned incident, we have [[SarcasmMode an incredibly suspenseful, action packed sequence]] involving Hook attempting to kidnap Henry [[spoiler: while under Rumple's control]]. Unfortunately for our favorite guyliner-toting swashbuckler, Henry is all too prepared for someone to betray him. After a series of childish taunts and comebacks, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5tRMK9VffA Hook is at his wit's end and breaks in with a magic potion]] - only to fall victim to a simplistic trap that makes Kevin McCallister's handiwork look like a Nobel prize-winning exercise in engineering. What ''really'' pushes it into Narm territory is the way Hook flies in the air and lands on his ass in the most unrealistic and un-badass way possible, followed immediately by a shot of his ridiculously over the top grimace while Henry dashes out. And once Will enters the picture - well, you've got one of the Narmiest moments in a series defined by NarmCharm!
** With the reveal that there are multiple copies of the "Once Upon a Time" book, Regina's search for the author bears quite a distracting resemblance to the MythArc of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
** After Cruella and Maleficent show off some impressive abilities to help Rumple get the Dark Curse, Ursula's contribution is simply to pick it up with one of her tentacles, with no explanation of why or even if this was necessary.
** ''Any'' scene with the Blue Fairy is damaged due to her actress waving her arms at her sides, in the same way that a child may pretend to be a fairy.
** The IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten tests Regina is put through by the Queens of Darkness. First is taking a shot of booze, like we've wandered into an after-school special. Then there's a game of chicken where they park in front of a train and see who'll be the first to break and magically save them all, apparently never considering that a true villain would just save themselves.
** In ''Poor Unfortunate Soul'', Rumple tortures August into giving him and the Evil Queens information. How does he do this? By holding August in front of a fire, so that if he lies and his nose grows, his nose will be burnt off.
** In "Best Laid Plans", we see how Cruella and Ursula get to our world [[spoiler:by standing there yelling at Snow and Charming until they accidentally get sucked into the portal along with Maleficent's baby.]]
** Season 4B's talk of heroes and villains as though they were [[BlackAndWhiteMorality fixed, immutable concepts]] can come off as slightly ridiculous, given previous arcs' love of [[TragicVillain tragic]] [[AntiVillain anti-villains]].
** The season 4 finale has Henry being chained up about to be fed to an ogre. Jared Gilmore calls for help as "[[DullSurprise desperately]]" as he can.
** Some villains fail at looking appropriately menacing. For example:
*** Peter Pan's shadow looks like a naked Jawa.
*** Malcolm looks like Russell Crowe with flapper hair.
*** Zelena looks like ComicBook/TheMask.
*** Maleficent's design got a little better in later seasons. In her first appearance, however, her blond curls and excessive frills give her a look that reads, "[[Series/TheMuppetShow Miss Piggy]]".
*** Literature/TheWizardofOz 's supernatural facade is represented as [[{{Music/Queen}} a little silhouetto of a man]].
** Emma's hair once she fully embraces the Darkness; it looks like it's been sprayed white with hair spray.
** In one scene of "The Bear and the Bow," Merida scratches her head and her entire wig moves. Not that it was exactly convincing in the first place, but no one thought that merited a reshoot?
** After Merida kidnaps Belle, not a single one of the heroes seems to give a damn about her disappearance and just go on their merry way fighting Arthur without so much as a single line acknowledging it. It gets even funnier when you remember [[Series/{{Lost}} this isn't even the first time this has happened to Emilie de Raven]].
** In the Season 5 Winter finale there's a shot of Emma hearing Henry screaming for help from outside. Next shot is her running outside and Henry is standing there completely expressionless. MoodWhiplash much?
** The rather on-the-nose dialogue in the second arc of Season 4, with characters outright referring to each other as "the heroes" and "the villains." Likewise talking about a "happy ending" as if it's a physical thing. For example Ursula asks Hook if her happy ending is in his ship.
** Season 5 features some rather excessive flowery dialogue from all the characters. How about Hook's father talking about "while I slumbered"?
** Rebecca Mader is usually good when she's throwing sarcastic barbs at everyone else. However in Season 5 when she has to show genuine emotion and make us feel sorry for Zelena? It results in {{Narm}}. This one, at least, improves over time, with her being on par with the rest of the cast by the end of the season.
** [[ArtifactAlias People using the Curse Names rather than their actual names]] after the first Curse is broken can sometimes make sense (anyone calling Grumpy 'Leroy' can be handwaved by the fact 'Grumpy' is a rather iffy name, while David is both Charming's curse name and his real name, (though his ''real'' real name is Prince James) so it works either way), but anytime anyone uses 'Mary Margaret' instead of Snow White just runs straight into narm. It's made worse by the fact that Charming is the one who uses it the most despite the fact that he knew her FAR longer as Snow White (while others might have the excuse of knowing her for nearly 30 years under the curse, he was in a coma until a few months ago, but knew her for years prior), and the fact that when he ''does'' use 'Snow White', he often shortens it to just 'Snow', while any time anyone uses her Curse name it's ''always'' given in full, despite 'Mary Margaret' being a much bigger mouthful, something even she lampshades when encouraging Emma to call her 'mom'. It doesn't help that 'Mary Margaret' is borderline UnfortunateNames given how wallflowrish it is.
** Hades' blue CGI flaming hair shows that the producers didn't learn their lesson at all from the above-mentioned ''Frozen'' arc; namely how something that looks fine in a cartoon doesn't necessarily translate well to live action. Not helping is the fact that the first time it happens, it appears to have absolutely no in-universe reason, existing entirely to confirm for the audience who he is.
** The reveal that Violet's father is [[spoiler:the title character of ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'']]. It starts pretty well with a subtle hint that you're free to either pick up on or not, then the very next line spells out the whole book title to a very DontExplainTheJoke effect. To be fair, many of the audience might not have been aware of the book which might have led to them wondering why this convoluted explanation for the two staying in Storybrooke was used.
** The resolution of the Season 5b finale revolves around Henry giving a speech to get the residents of New York to wish for a portal... by having them throw pennies in a ''wishing well''. It immediately drew comparisons to the climax of ''Film/Elf'' and was called out for being ridiculously unrealistic, even by ''OUAT'' standards. It hovers somewhere between this and NarmCharm.

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* {{Narm}}:
** Prince Charming on Abigail and Frederick: "Have you tried true love's kiss?" Sure, that's a well-known cure for curses in the Enchanted Forest, but it sounds like he's recommending chicken soup for a cold or something.
** The Blind Witch, who is very much like the Pale Man from ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', should be absolutely terrifying. Except that she's played by [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Anya]] and talks as if she's always orgasming.
** The Boob... er... Blue Fairy along with a bunch of other fairies making a bombing run with all the vigor and seriousness of an army. In their usual slippers and puffy glittery dresses. The 'bombs' are fairy dust that put the targets to sleep. Made possibly more Narm-y since it's shown alongside people fighting with swords and other weapons hacking each other to death.
** The ending of "An Apple Red As Blood". All things considered, a magical apple turnover just lacks a certain amount of dramatic gravitas.
** August after [[spoiler:being turned to wood]], thanks to the dodgy CGI.
** When Mulan begins to chop down the beanstalk, Mary Margaret's [[BigNo "Nooooooooooooo!"]]
*** Ginnifer Goodwin
{{Narm}}: Now has a lot of moments like this, where emotional yelling ends up just sounding [[LargeHam absurdly hammy.]]
** Tamara's magic taser (able to electrocute ''wood!'') has quickly become a joke among fans. [[WordOfGod The showrunners themselves]] have now said they [[CreatorBacklash wish they hadn't done it.]]
** Greg and Tamara in private, talking about "the package", asking if it's been "delivered", and if it's "secure". You're completely alone, people! Just say you have [[spoiler:freaking Hook tied up and gagged in the back of a truck]]. [[AccidentalInnuendo All that "package" talk becomes extra narmy]]. The writers could have at least tried to have one of these two lampshade how ridiculous it is to talk in code at all times.
** Tamara and Greg strike again with their Bracelet of Science that can block Regina's magic. Really, show? '''Really?'''
*** [[SubvertedTrope Fans kind of jumped the gun on this.]] The revelation that Tamara and Greg's "communicator" was really a walky-talky toy that only worked because Peter Pan wanted it to makes it clear that it's the same story with the taser and the bracelet. Greg and Tamara were naïve enough to believe it was WeirdScience that can defeat magic, when it actually was, in fact, magic itself.
** Tamara's cheesy dialogue. "Magic does not belong in this world. It's unholy. We're here to cleanse this land of it!"
** Greg in general has moments of this by just the way he looks and talks. Mention must go to him stammering "She was the-the-da queen! The-the evil queen!" in response to Tamara asking which fairy tale character Regina was, making comebacks like "No, you don't know who YOU are dealing with!", him wildly digging for his father's remains while saying "no no no no no no!", and the expression he makes right before the shadow comes down and kills him.
*** "THAT'S SCARY, AIN'T IT?!?!?!"
** Baelfire's shock and panic upon seeing [[spoiler: Neverland. Where, exactly, did he think Peter Pan's shadow was going to take him?]]
** The moment [[TheWoobie poor Tinkerbell]] is stripped of her wings, turning her from a cheerful, kind person who tries to help everyone to a bitter cynic, is somewhat ruined by [[PantyShot her shiny green underwear]] being exposed as she faceplants into the ground.
** Killian Jones' hammy RousingSpeech to his crew when he first becomes a pirate (complete with throwing off his coat) was the source of much amusement for many viewers.
** The last two acts of "Going Home" are quite dramatic and moving. Shame the effect is kind of ruined with the rampant, unapologetic use of TalkingIsAFreeAction as it seems our heroes have all the time in the world to talk through all their remaining issues even as the curse bears down on them.
** Red being awkwardly photoshopped into the scene of the main cast arriving back in the Enchanted Forest, especially since they could have just said she was with one of the other groups showing up.
** It can now be pretty hard to take the end of "Going Home" seriously, with such a huge deal being made about how everything is changing and can never be the same again, when most of it is reset in the span of just one more episode, and anything that still isn't ends up being so by the end of the season.
** After so many neat twists on fairy tale and Disney canon, it's a bit silly to see Grand Pabbie from ''Frozen'' taken straight from the film. As in, it literally looks like the CGI model from the film was put directly into the live action footage.
*** Really, any non-major ''Frozen'' character that the writers included. The painstaking detail they put into recreating Oaken the shopkeeper and the Duke of Weselton resulted in a very cartoonish look that is bizarrely different from the show's usual tone. [[spoiler: Helga's death]] was one of the most dramatic moments of the season, but when you remember that it was instigated by the funny-looking Duke with the DodgyToupee... well, it gets a little bit harder to take it seriously.
** Hook attempting to dig Emma out of the ice with his hook. Yeah, he's desperate, but really now. Even David has to stop him and point out that it's useless.
** While for some it may be seen as NarmCharm, the constant ice jokes in season 4 have reached [[Film/BatmanAndRobin Mr.Freeze]] levels of ridiculousness.
** Rumplestiltskin has managed to get hold of the Sorceror's Hat; when he threatens the Snow Queen in ''Family Business,'' the menacing effect is ruined by the fact that he's holding the rather childish and cartoon like hat.
** The scene of the Snow Queen first discovering her powers, with three not-so-great child actresses saddled with Ed Wood levels of tin-eared dialogue.
** The scene at the end of "Fall" where the Spell of Shattered Sight hits Storybrook was a little over the top, if only because of how long the scene played out for, and especially since the effects of the spell itself ends up largely PlayedForLaughs in the next episode.
*** And during that aforementioned incident, we have [[SarcasmMode an incredibly suspenseful, action packed sequence]] involving Hook attempting to kidnap Henry [[spoiler: while under Rumple's control]]. Unfortunately for our favorite guyliner-toting swashbuckler, Henry is all too prepared for someone to betray him. After a series of childish taunts and comebacks, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5tRMK9VffA Hook is at his wit's end and breaks in with a magic potion]] - only to fall victim to a simplistic trap that makes Kevin McCallister's handiwork look like a Nobel prize-winning exercise in engineering. What ''really'' pushes it into Narm territory is the way Hook flies in the air and lands on his ass in the most unrealistic and un-badass way possible, followed immediately by a shot of his ridiculously over the top grimace while Henry dashes out. And once Will enters the picture - well, you've got one of the Narmiest moments in a series defined by NarmCharm!
** With the reveal that there are multiple copies of the "Once Upon a Time" book, Regina's search for the author bears quite a distracting resemblance to the MythArc of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
** After Cruella and Maleficent show off some impressive abilities to help Rumple get the Dark Curse, Ursula's contribution is simply to pick it up with one of her tentacles, with no explanation of why or even if this was necessary.
** ''Any'' scene with the Blue Fairy is damaged due to her actress waving her arms at her sides, in the same way that a child may pretend to be a fairy.
** The IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten tests Regina is put through by the Queens of Darkness. First is taking a shot of booze, like we've wandered into an after-school special. Then there's a game of chicken where they park in front of a train and see who'll be the first to break and magically save them all, apparently never considering that a true villain would just save themselves.
** In ''Poor Unfortunate Soul'', Rumple tortures August into giving him and the Evil Queens information. How does he do this? By holding August in front of a fire, so that if he lies and his nose grows, his nose will be burnt off.
** In "Best Laid Plans", we see how Cruella and Ursula get to our world [[spoiler:by standing there yelling at Snow and Charming until they accidentally get sucked into the portal along with Maleficent's baby.]]
** Season 4B's talk of heroes and villains as though they were [[BlackAndWhiteMorality fixed, immutable concepts]] can come off as slightly ridiculous, given previous arcs' love of [[TragicVillain tragic]] [[AntiVillain anti-villains]].
** The season 4 finale has Henry being chained up about to be fed to an ogre. Jared Gilmore calls for help as "[[DullSurprise desperately]]" as he can.
** Some villains fail at looking appropriately menacing. For example:
*** Peter Pan's shadow looks like a naked Jawa.
*** Malcolm looks like Russell Crowe with flapper hair.
*** Zelena looks like ComicBook/TheMask.
*** Maleficent's design got a little better in later seasons. In her first appearance, however, her blond curls and excessive frills give her a look that reads, "[[Series/TheMuppetShow Miss Piggy]]".
*** Literature/TheWizardofOz 's supernatural facade is represented as [[{{Music/Queen}} a little silhouetto of a man]].
** Emma's hair once she fully embraces the Darkness; it looks like it's been sprayed white with hair spray.
** In one scene of "The Bear and the Bow," Merida scratches her head and her entire wig moves. Not that it was exactly convincing in the first place, but no one thought that merited a reshoot?
** After Merida kidnaps Belle, not a single one of the heroes seems to give a damn about her disappearance and just go on their merry way fighting Arthur without so much as a single line acknowledging it. It gets even funnier when you remember [[Series/{{Lost}} this isn't even the first time this has happened to Emilie de Raven]].
** In the Season 5 Winter finale there's a shot of Emma hearing Henry screaming for help from outside. Next shot is her running outside and Henry is standing there completely expressionless. MoodWhiplash much?
** The rather on-the-nose dialogue in the second arc of Season 4, with characters outright referring to each other as "the heroes" and "the villains." Likewise talking about a "happy ending" as if it's a physical thing. For example Ursula asks Hook if her happy ending is in his ship.
** Season 5 features some rather excessive flowery dialogue from all the characters. How about Hook's father talking about "while I slumbered"?
** Rebecca Mader is usually good when she's throwing sarcastic barbs at everyone else. However in Season 5 when she has to show genuine emotion and make us feel sorry for Zelena? It results in {{Narm}}. This one, at least, improves over time, with her being on par with the rest of the cast by the end of the season.
** [[ArtifactAlias People using the Curse Names rather than their actual names]] after the first Curse is broken can sometimes make sense (anyone calling Grumpy 'Leroy' can be handwaved by the fact 'Grumpy' is a rather iffy name, while David is both Charming's curse name and his real name, (though his ''real'' real name is Prince James) so it works either way), but anytime anyone uses 'Mary Margaret' instead of Snow White just runs straight into narm. It's made worse by the fact that Charming is the one who uses it the most despite the fact that he knew her FAR longer as Snow White (while others might have the excuse of knowing her for nearly 30 years under the curse, he was in a coma until a few months ago, but knew her for years prior), and the fact that when he ''does'' use 'Snow White', he often shortens it to just 'Snow', while any time anyone uses her Curse name it's ''always'' given in full, despite 'Mary Margaret' being a much bigger mouthful, something even she lampshades when encouraging Emma to call her 'mom'. It doesn't help that 'Mary Margaret' is borderline UnfortunateNames given how wallflowrish it is.
** Hades' blue CGI flaming hair shows that the producers didn't learn their lesson at all from the above-mentioned ''Frozen'' arc; namely how something that looks fine in a cartoon doesn't necessarily translate well to live action. Not helping is the fact that the first time it happens, it appears to have absolutely no in-universe reason, existing entirely to confirm for the audience who he is.
** The reveal that Violet's father is [[spoiler:the title character of ''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt'']]. It starts pretty well with a subtle hint that you're free to either pick up on or not, then the very next line spells out the whole book title to a very DontExplainTheJoke effect. To be fair, many of the audience might not have been aware of the book which might have led to them wondering why this convoluted explanation for the two staying in Storybrooke was used.
** The resolution of the Season 5b finale revolves around Henry giving a speech to get the residents of New York to wish for a portal... by having them throw pennies in a ''wishing well''. It immediately drew comparisons to the climax of ''Film/Elf'' and was called out for being ridiculously unrealistic, even by ''OUAT'' standards. It hovers somewhere between this and NarmCharm.
its [[Narm/OnceUponATime its own page]].
12th Jun '16 4:05:04 PM nombretomado
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** '''Zelena''' ([[TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Wicked Witch of the West]])

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** '''Zelena''' ([[TheWonderfulWizardOfOz ([[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Wicked Witch of the West]])
10th Jun '16 11:38:52 PM Haleryst45
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** Rebecca Mader is usually good when she's throwing sarcastic barbs at everyone else. However in Season 5 when she has to show genuine emotion and make us feel sorry for Zelena? It results in {{Narm}}.

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** Rebecca Mader is usually good when she's throwing sarcastic barbs at everyone else. However in Season 5 when she has to show genuine emotion and make us feel sorry for Zelena? It results in {{Narm}}. This one, at least, improves over time, with her being on par with the rest of the cast by the end of the season.
10th Jun '16 5:26:39 PM Ingonyama
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** The death of [[spoiler:Robin Hood]] was meant to be shocking and unexpected, but on-set photos taken by fans made it incredibly obvious as to what his fate would be. It got to the point that Eddie and Adam had to do damage control and debunk rumors about [[spoiler:Sean McQuire]] departing the show - even though the rumors turned out to be true.

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** The death of [[spoiler:Robin Hood]] was meant to be shocking and unexpected, but on-set photos taken by fans made it incredibly obvious as to what his fate would be. It got to the point that Eddie and Adam had to do damage control and debunk rumors about [[spoiler:Sean McQuire]] Maguire]] departing the show - even though the rumors turned out to be true.



** Sir Percival. When he was a child, Regina burned down his village, killed his loved ones and smiled as she did. Years later, sees her with a group of people who don't argue when she claims to be the savior. While he could have told Arthur, it's not surprising, not to mention understandable that he tries to kill Regina for her crimes. And while David only kills him after he nearly kills Robin, it's not hard to feel bad for the poor boy. Espically when his king, he has served faithfully, forgives Regina, although that may be justified by [[spoiler: Arthur's own deceitfulness and sketchy moral code.]]

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** Sir Percival. When he was a child, Regina burned down his village, killed his loved ones and smiled as she did. Years later, he sees her with a group of people who don't argue when she claims to be the savior. While he could have told Arthur, it's not surprising, not to mention understandable that he tries to kill Regina for her crimes. And while David only kills him after he nearly kills Robin, it's not hard to feel bad for the poor boy. Espically Especially when his king, whom he has served faithfully, forgives Regina, although that may be justified by [[spoiler: Arthur's own deceitfulness and sketchy moral code.]]
10th Jun '16 5:10:32 PM Ingonyama
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** For Season 5b finale, the [[spoiler:Evil Queen returns as an EnemyWithout; and Hyde is the new villain]].

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** For Season 5b finale, the [[spoiler:Evil Queen returns as an EnemyWithout; and Hyde is the new villain]]. Also [[spoiler:every storybook character from the stories that aren't in the main storybook are revealed to exist in the Land of Untold Stories and will now be coming to Storybrooke, either for revenge or to get their own stories and happy endings]].
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