History YMMV / OnceUponATime

19th Jul '17 7:00:40 AM jormis29
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** Jafar, after being built up by the wonderful talents of Oded Fehr, is easily defeated by Aladdin in the fifth episode. Also subverted when this defeat turned out to be short-lived as he returns in the second half, it's revealed how he bested Jasmine and conquered Agrabah, and he has to be faced down by her (not Aladdin) once and for all, again much more satisfyingly, although fans of ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' still consider it this trope since they had long expected more from him once he was released from the bottle he was imprisoned in.

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** Jafar, after being built up by the wonderful talents of Oded Fehr, Creator/OdedFehr, is easily defeated by Aladdin in the fifth episode. Also subverted when this defeat turned out to be short-lived as he returns in the second half, it's revealed how he bested Jasmine and conquered Agrabah, and he has to be faced down by her (not Aladdin) once and for all, again much more satisfyingly, although fans of ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' still consider it this trope since they had long expected more from him once he was released from the bottle he was imprisoned in.



** ''Oded Fehr'' plays Jafar, and any fangirl who has seen ''Film/TheMummy1999'' can attest to his sex appeal.

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** ''Oded Fehr'' ''Creator/OdedFehr'' plays Jafar, and any fangirl who has seen ''Film/TheMummy1999'' can attest to his sex appeal.



** Largely averted with the re-casting of Jafar, who was played by Naveen Andrews in ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'', with Oded Fehr in Season 6. Even the many fans who prefer Naveen Andrews admit that Oded Fehr does a great job in the role as well and was probably the best possible choice for a replacement.

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** Largely averted with the re-casting of Jafar, who was played by Naveen Andrews Creator/NaveenAndrews in ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'', with Oded Fehr Creator/OdedFehr in Season 6. Even the many fans who prefer Naveen Andrews admit that Oded Fehr does a great job in the role as well and was probably the best possible choice for a replacement.
15th Jul '17 9:25:21 AM nombretomado
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** After many fans criticized the UnfortunateImplications of Regina’s happy ending revolving entirely around Robin Hood, the last couple episodes of Season 4 show her realizing that having the right man is far from the only thing her happy ending should be.

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** After many fans criticized the UnfortunateImplications of Regina’s Regina’s happy ending revolving entirely around Robin Hood, the last couple episodes of Season 4 show her realizing that having the right man is far from the only thing her happy ending should be.



** You might be surprised to learn that this isn't the first time King Arthur [[SonicStorybookSeries has been portrayed as a villain]].

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** You might be surprised to learn that this isn't the first time King Arthur [[SonicStorybookSeries [[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries has been portrayed as a villain]].
10th Jul '17 10:54:59 PM Zabilac
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* BrokenBase: There are so many things dividing the fandom, that it has it's own entry in the subpage [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/BrokenBase/LiveActionTV here]].

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* BrokenBase: There are so many things dividing the fandom, that it has it's its own entry in the subpage [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/BrokenBase/LiveActionTV here]].
10th Jul '17 10:50:05 PM Zabilac
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* BrokenBase: There are so many things dividing the fandom, it now has its own page [[BrokenBase/OnceUponATime here]].

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* BrokenBase: There are so many things dividing the fandom, that it now has its it's own page [[BrokenBase/OnceUponATime entry in the subpage [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/BrokenBase/LiveActionTV here]].
24th Jun '17 10:55:58 AM DustSnitch
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* UnexpectedCharacter:
** ''Once Upon A Time'' is about "story book characters", which the creators consider to be all fictional characters, but the show puts a ''heavy'' emphasis on FairyTale ones, particularly Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs. So it surprised quite a few people when [[{{Literature/Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein]] showed up.
** The ''last few seconds'' of Season 3 suddenly introduce Queen Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', who isn't a storybook character (having first appeared in a movie) and who first appeared after ''Once Upon A Time'' started airing, which makes it strange when flashbacks show Elsa intermingling with other fairy tales when this takes place three decades before Elsa even existed.
** The season 5 finale adds Jekyll and Hyde, the main characters of a Victorian sci-fi mystery novella, plus the implication of a whole world full of literary characters outside of fairy tales and fantasy. It also reveals that Violet's father is Hank Morgan from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," a story by Creator/MarkTwain.
2nd Jun '17 8:05:38 AM Peridonyx
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A common complaint from audiences ever since midway into this show's fourth season is that it no longer lightens up and allows the characters to have moments of peace and happiness, making all the talk about having hope and finding one's own happy ending to seem pointless.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: A common complaint from audiences ever since midway into this show's fourth season is that it no longer lightens up and allows the characters to have moments of peace and happiness, making all the talk about having hope and finding one's own happy ending to seem pointless. [[spoiler:Robin Hood's seeming DeaderThanDead fate ended up making this so bad, WordOfGod actually had to {{Retcon}} the Olympus Crystal's effect to simply KilledOffForReal.]]
30th May '17 3:11:23 AM Ingonyama
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** Sean Maguire in Season 5, particularly 5B where Robin Hood barely showed up or had any lines. [[spoiler: And just like Neal, he died.]] He is also the only person credited as a main cast member to not get a centric episode or character arc in either half of the season.

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** Sean Maguire in Season 5, particularly 5B where Robin Hood barely showed up or had any lines. [[spoiler: And just like Neal, he died.]] He is also the only person credited as a main cast member to not get a centric episode or character arc in either half of the season. (While it would have awkward to say the least, considering his relationship with Regina and that the real one never got to find out about this, at the very least Marian could have appeared there--surely she had UnfinishedBusiness?)



** The arc of Regina vs. the Evil Queen in Season 6. [[spoiler: Many fans had hoped that the story would play out to its logical conclusion: Regina defeating and re-absorbing the Evil Queen once she realizes that she can regret her past crimes and work to redeem herself for them ''without'' having to deny her own inner darkness which is a natural part of her, and that in fact having it inside her and remembering what it's capable of is a better motivator to keep doing good. But instead, Regina uses the value of self-love to mix the light of her heart and the darkness of the Evil Queen's hearts together, letting the Evil Queen remain her own entity, get instantly redeemed and rewarded with a happy ending in the Wish Realm with its version of Robin Hood. The absurdity of this resolution and KarmaHoudini status it gave to the Evil Queen was controversial, to say the least.]]

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** The arc of Regina vs. the Evil Queen in Season 6. [[spoiler: Many fans had hoped that the story would play out to its logical conclusion: Regina defeating and re-absorbing the Evil Queen once she realizes that she can regret her past crimes and work to redeem herself for them ''without'' having to deny her own inner darkness which is a natural part of her, and that in fact having it inside her and remembering what it's capable of is a better motivator to keep doing good. But instead, Regina uses the value of self-love to mix the light of her heart and the darkness of the Evil Queen's hearts together, letting the Evil Queen remain her own entity, get instantly redeemed and rewarded with a happy ending in the Wish Realm with its version of Robin Hood. The absurdity of this resolution and KarmaHoudini status it gave to the Evil Queen was controversial, to say the least.]]]] This may explain why this was addressed to some degree in the season finale, although whether the new resolution makes up for the earlier one is, again, up for debate.
17th May '17 12:07:26 AM Zabilac
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** The announcement that Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore, Emilie de Ravin, and Rebecca Mader would not be returning for Season 7, really enraged the fandom who thought that with so many actors leaving the network should just end the show, especially since ABC decided to move it from Sunday to the FridayNightDeathSlot. The fact that Season 7 seems to be a retread of Season One with [[spoiler: an adult Henry having lost his memories and his daughter trying to restore them, makes it seem that the writers have finally run out of ideas.]]

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** The announcement that Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore, Emilie de Ravin, and Rebecca Mader would not be returning for Season 7, really enraged the fandom who thought that with so many actors leaving the network should just end the show, especially since ABC decided to move it from Sunday to the FridayNightDeathSlot. The fact that Season 7 seems to be a retread of Season One with [[spoiler: an adult Henry having lost his memories and his daughter trying to restore them, and Hook, Regina, and Gold being cursed with new identities in a new city, makes it seem that the writers have finally run out of ideas.]]
16th May '17 3:38:06 PM ProfessorGrimm
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** The announcement that Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore, Emilie de Ravin, and Rebecca Mader would not be returning for Season 7, really enraged the fandom who thought that with so many actors leaving the network should just end the show. The fact that Season 7 seems to be a retread of Season One with [[spoiler: an adult Henry having lost his memories and his daughter trying to restore them, makes it seem that the writers have finally run out of ideas.]]

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** The announcement that Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore, Emilie de Ravin, and Rebecca Mader would not be returning for Season 7, really enraged the fandom who thought that with so many actors leaving the network should just end the show.show, especially since ABC decided to move it from Sunday to the FridayNightDeathSlot. The fact that Season 7 seems to be a retread of Season One with [[spoiler: an adult Henry having lost his memories and his daughter trying to restore them, makes it seem that the writers have finally run out of ideas.]]
16th May '17 4:03:03 AM Ingonyama
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** Both Supernatural and Once Upon a Time have had season finales which ended in the reveal that [[spoiler: some evil force known as "The darkness" existed long before the start of their respective narratives and has been re-released back into the world after being bonded to an individual via a magical blade.]]



* CounterpartComparison: Both Supernatural and Once Upon a Time's most recent season finales have ended in the reveal that [[spoiler: some evil force known as "The darkness" existed long before the start of their respective narratives and has been re-released back into the world after being bonded to an individual via a magical blade.]]



** Rumple tries to rewrite the world in the Season 4 finale to make himself 'The Light One'. Season 6 reveals he was [[spoiler:born to be the as a Saviour after all.]]

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** Rumple tries to rewrite the world in the Season 4 finale to make himself 'The Light One'. Season 6 reveals he was [[spoiler:born to be the as a Saviour after all.]]



** The announcement that Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gillmore, Emile de Ravin, and Rebecca Maeder would not be returning for Season 7, really enraged the fandom who thought that with so many actors leaving the network should just end the show. The fact that Season 7 seems to be a retread of Season One with [[spoiler: an adult Henry having lost his memories and his daughter trying to restore them, makes it seem that the writers have finally run out of ideas.]]

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** The announcement that Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Jared Gillmore, Emile Gilmore, Emilie de Ravin, and Rebecca Maeder Mader would not be returning for Season 7, really enraged the fandom who thought that with so many actors leaving the network should just end the show. The fact that Season 7 seems to be a retread of Season One with [[spoiler: an adult Henry having lost his memories and his daughter trying to restore them, makes it seem that the writers have finally run out of ideas.]]



** Not that Lana Parrilla's acting talents were ever in doubt - but they were raised to new levels in Season 6 when the Evil Queen started appearing as a separate entity to Regina. She effortlessly plays both characters and they feel like different people, with the Queen coming across as a much more Machiavellan villain than the LargeHam she had been Flanderized into previously.

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** Not that Lana Parrilla's acting talents were ever in doubt - but they were raised to new levels in Season 6 when the Evil Queen started appearing as a separate entity to Regina. She effortlessly plays both characters and they feel like different people, with the Queen coming across as a much more Machiavellan Machiavellian villain than the LargeHam she had been Flanderized into previously.



** The Black Fairy. [[spoiler: Her son -- Rumple was destined to be Savior, but a fairy foolishly showed her a prophecy that said he was destined to be a killed be a great evil born that same winter who had a crescent moon car. She then became an unhinged MamaBear desperate to save her son, JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope until her efforts to protect her son ensured that she became the evil she was trying to protect her son from. The Blue Fairy then banished her to the Dark Realm -- even as she was crying that she would find her son. In the Dark Realm she lost every bit of humanity and became obsessed with becoming more powerful. The Season finale then reveals that her son was never in danger; if good and evil decided to do the right thing during the Final Battle, they would both be given a "happy beginning"; in fact she was never destined to kill the Savior -- her grandson Gideon was, she was just the one destined to put him on that path -- she was quite literally a CosmicPlaything.]]

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** The Black Fairy. [[spoiler: Her son -- Rumple was destined to be Savior, but a fairy foolishly showed her a prophecy that said he was destined to be a killed be by a great evil born that same winter who had a crescent moon car.scar. She then became an unhinged MamaBear desperate to save her son, JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope until her efforts to protect her son ensured that she became the evil she was trying to protect her son from. The Blue Fairy then banished her to the Dark Realm -- even as she was crying that she would find her son. In the Dark Realm she lost every bit of humanity and became obsessed with becoming more powerful. The Season finale then reveals that her son was never in danger; if good and evil decided to do the right thing during the Final Battle, they would both be given a "happy beginning"; in fact she was never destined to kill the Savior -- her grandson Gideon was, she was just the one destined to put him on that path -- she was quite literally a CosmicPlaything.]]
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