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Henry: "I would die for her!"
Played By: Tony Perez, Zak Santiago (younger Henry)
The husband of Cora, who is quite benevolent towards his daughter, the Evil Queen, and always sticks by her side.
- Ambiguously Brown: Ethnicities are never confirmed in the Enchanted Forest, but it's obvious that he and his family are meant to be Hispanic as he, his younger self, and his father are all played by Latino actors.
- Doting Parent: To Regina.
- Extreme Doormat: To both his wife and his daughter. "The Miller's Daughter" shows that despite clearly showing concern over his father's treatment of peasants, he didn't have the spine to stand up to him either.
- Good Is Boring: He's one of the nicest, kindest characters in the series, his only (admittedly major) flaw being that he doesn't seem to be able to deal with strong-willed people. Cora admits she doesn't love him, and his father just shrugs and says "not much there to love".
- Henpecked Husband: He rarely stands up against his wife concerning her treatment of Regina.
- Impoverished Patrician: He and his father King Xavier in "The Miller's Daughter", which is why the king wants Henry's bride-to-be to spin straw into gold.
- I Was Quite a Looker: As seen in "The Miller's Daughter".
- Killed Off for Real: Regina killed him in order to cast the curse.
- Old Retainer: Subverted. The old butler-looking man loyally listening to the Queen's every rant is, in fact, her dad.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Cora. Not so much when he was a young man.
- The Unfavorite: His family views him as more of an asset rather than as a person. When Cora tells his father she doesn't love Henry, his father just shrugs.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His father really doesn't give a damn about him beyond seeing him as a possible asset to be used.
Prince Phillip: "There are new dangers now; but they're nothing we can't handle."
Played By: Julian Morris
A prince shielded from the Dark Curse who travels with Mulan to find Princess Aurora.
- Back for the Finale: With Princess Aurora and Mulan when they find Neal washed up on an Enchanted Forest beach at the end of Season 2. Thus far there hasn't been an explanation as to how Mulan and Aurora managed to get his soul back though.
- Heroic Sacrifice: when marked by the wraith, he goes off by himself so his companions won't get hurt by it.
King Leopold: "I seek nothing more than the happiness of all who set foot in my kingdom."
Played By: Richard Schiff
The father of Snow White and husband of Queen Eva, then later, Regina.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Possibly. He's aware that he's been a terrible husband to Regina, has no issue with reading her diary and implies a horrible fate for the man who's stolen her affections?
- Doting Parent: To Snow.
- For Happiness: He only wants to happiness of all who live in his kingdom, so when he is given three wishes, King Leopold first wishes the genie free, and then wishes that his third wish be used for the genie's own use.
- The Mourning After: He only married Regina because she was the first woman to show interest in his daughter. He's still very much in love with his first wife.
- Old Man Marrying A Child: King Leopold is significantly older that second wife Regina. When they married, he was already an old man while she was in her late teens.
Played By: Rena Sofer, Eva Allen (young Princess Eva)
Snow White's beloved mother.
- Character Development: When she's much younger in The Miller's Daughter, she spitefully trips Cora, claims the other woman hurt her and is generally an enormous brat. By the time of The Queen is Dead, she's much kinder and is quick to curtail Snow's own rather bratty behavior.
- The Lost Lenore: To King Leopold.
- Posthumous Character: The first time she is mentioned, she is already dead.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin
- Rich Bitch: Formerly.
- Royal Brat: In her youth.
- Start of Darkness: Not hers in particular, but her behavior towards Cora is the starting point of all the bad blood between Cora, Regina, and Snow's family.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She's much more benevolent in "The Queen is Dead" compared to her bratty behaviour in "The Miller's Daughter".
- Became Their Own Antithesis: In fact, her parenting towards Snow shows she has the exact opposite outlook on life as she used to have. She used to not give a damn for peasants and mess with them for her own amusement, now she insists that everyone must be treated kindly regardless of social status.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With King Leopold.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When she was a spoiled child, if she hadn't tripped Cora and spitefully claimed she hurt her, the feud between Cora, Regina and her daughter's family would have never happened.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Inverted; Eva's a sweet adult who used to be a massive Rich Bitch.
Princess Cinderella: "Every year when I was growing up, I used to watch these fireworks from afar... and I knew what they meant. Something special was happening at the palace."
Ashley Boyd: "I'm changing my life."
Played By: Jessy Schram
Centric Episodes: "The Price of Gold"
A young girl of low standing who, with Rumplestiltskin's help, is able to marry a prince. In Storybrooke, she is Ashley Boyd, a pregnant young woman in debt to Mr. Gold.
- Longest Pregnancy Ever: 28 years of being pregnant, because time didn't move forward in Storybrooke until Emma decided to stay. Good thing the curse also kept her from noticing how long it was.
- Mama Bear: Possibly. She broke into Mr. Gold's office and then knocked him out while trying to get documents which will ensure she keeps her baby.
- Meaningful Name: Ashley.
- Wicked Stepmother: Cinderella has one, although we only see her as she's getting into a carriage. In Storybrooke, she's estranged from her step-family.
- Window Pain: Ashley breaks into Mr. Gold's shop with a brick against the window.
Prince Thomas/Sean Herman
Prince Thomas: "As long as I'm here, you will never have to go back to that life."
Sean Herman: "Will you marry me?"
Played By: Tim Phillipps
Cinderella's true love. In Storybrooke, he is Sean Herman, Ashley's boyfriend.
- Disappeared Dad:
- Averted in Storybrooke but played straight in the Enchanted Forest. He initially was persuaded/forced by his father to abandon Ashley when they found out she was pregnant. However, he does eventually come to his senses and the couple reunites. Prince Thomas, on the other hand, just disappears without a trace.
- Of course, the timing in which he comes to his senses - right after Emma makes a deal with Mr Gold so that he cancels the deal he has with Ashley - is quite clear in that he came to his senses because the deal that had made Thomas disappear had become void.
Prince James: "Next time, make sure I am really dead."
Played By: Josh Dallas
David's twin, who was adopted by King George and raised in his image. James was set to marry Princess Abigail until his sudden death.
- Adipose Rex: To show the difference between Prince James and Charming, Josh Dallas wears a slight fat suit to show that Prince James is in a little worse shape than Charming/David is.
- Bait the Dog: When we first see him in "The Shepherd", we get the impression that he was just as strong and brave as Charming... really, considering his father, we should have known better.
- Birds of a Feather: He and Jack are a perfect match in bloodlust, lust for riches, regular lust, manipulation...
- Manipulative Bastard: Manipulating a naive giant who just wanted to explore and make friends, then taking advantage of his offer of help to go up the beanstalk, rob the place, kill Anton's entire family, and then James tops this off by leaving Jacqueline (Jack) to hang after getting away with the goods. The guy might have fewer scruples than his already-vile old man, who we at least know loved his late wife and James.
King Charles/Mitchell Herman
Mitchell Herman: "I'm not gonna let my son throw away his entire life over a mistake."
Played By: Ted Whittall
The father of Prince Thomas. In Storybrooke, he is the father of Sean Herman, and is noticeably sterner.
- I Want Grandkids: In the Enchanted Forest, he was very eager for grandchildren, showing Cinderella that he very much hoped and wanted to be a grandfather.
- Jerkass: In Storybrooke.
- Parental Marriage Veto: In Storybrooke, he didn't approve of Sean's relationship with Ashley and forbade him from seeing her after she became pregnant. It's a stark contrast to his fairy tale counterpart, who was happy about his son getting married to Cinderella.
King Midas: "Be careful...remember what happened to Frederick."
Played By: Alex Zahara
The wealthy father of Princess Abigail who has the ability to turn anything into gold.
- Blessed with Suck: Anything he touches turns into gold, even his own daughter's love interest.
- Meal Ticket: King George wants his son to marry Midas' daughter in the hopes that Midas will use his power to restore his kingdom's wealth.
King Xavier: "Love...is weakness."
Played By: Joaquim de Almeida
The father of Prince Henry, and Regina's grandfather.
- The Bully: To Cora and to a lesser extent, his son.
- Gold Digger: To an extent. He's more than willing to sell off his son to the highest bidder in order to be rich again.
Played By: Gil McKinney
The potential true love of Ariel who plans to travel to unknown lands.
Maleficent: "Whoever created that monstrosity makes the two of us look positively...moral."
Played By: Kristin Bauer
An old friend of the Evil Queen and archenemy to Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora.
- Mode Lock: Her punishment in Storybrooke was to be trapped in her dragon form.
The Blind Witch: "I smell dinner!"
Played By: Emma Caulfield
A cannibalistic witch living in a house made out of gingerbread and other sweets.
- The Nose Knows: She has a very good sense of smell and is able to sense the things around her. However, this could be because of her blindness enhancing her other senses to make up for her one lost sense.
Played By: Geoff Gustafson
A crafty dwarf who helps Grumpy free Snow White.
- Doomed by Canon: The fact that he's the eighth dwarf should tell you something.
Played By: Ken Kramer
A dwarf in a position of leadership.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Though not his literal father, Bossy keeps Dreamy from leaving the mines to travel the world with Nova.
- Meaningful Name: He's named "Bossy" because he's the boss, but he doesn't embody the word's more negative connotations.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Friendly to his workers and concerned about their well-being. However, he does stop Dreamy from seeing the fairy he fell in love with.
Played By: Richard Cox
A dwarf who monitors the hatching of the dwarf eggs.
- Meaningful Name: His only job is to watch the eggs. Wonder where his name came from.
Anton: "I'm too small for back home. I'm too big for here."
Played By: Jorge Garcia
Centric Episodes: "Tiny"
The last surviving giant following the brief war between humanity and the peaceful giant race.
- Fascinated by human culture to the point of becoming one despite the warnings of family not to trust those bloodthirsty fiends? It's surprising when he doesn't start singing Part Of Your World.
- He plays a stolen harp, lives up a beanstalk and has a scene where he walks through a modern human residence. Sound familiar? Probably not, because it's an obscure reference to Disney's classic short Mickey and the Beanstalk, part of their 1947 film Fun and Fancy Free.
- Gentle Giant: Develops into this at the end of "Tiny".
- Hidden Depths: It turns out that the version of the war against the giants we heard was severely skewed by the victors. They weren't evil, and now the one giant left wears the now useless magic bean on a necklace as a reminder that humans are all killers.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: He's fascinated by human culture and wants to become one of them.
- Ironic Nickname: Anton is originally called Tiny because he is the smallest of the giants. He later gets the same name from a pickaxe when he joins the dwarves.
- Only Sane Man: The only giant who thinks to question why they still harvest magic beans, since they no longer do anything with them after cutting off contact with humans.
Arlo: "It is the labor that makes us what we are, not the fruit that it yields."
Played By: Abraham Benrubi
Anton's wise and compassionate older brother.
Anita: "Humans make us seem that we are the monsters. You only become one when you start believe in it."
Played By: Annabeth Gish
The leader of a pack of werewolves living in the Enchanted Forest.
- Antagonistic Offspring: Implied to be one to Granny.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She's introduced as a loving mother who helps Red learn how to control the wolf, but her true colours are shown when she tries to kill and eat Snow for something that wasn't her fault.
- Evil Matriarch: Not so much evil per se, but ruthless and bloodthirsty enough to try and kill Snow.
- Green Eyes: Something she shares with her mother and daughter.
- Of Corsets Sexy: We first see her in a rather revealing corset and leather pants much like another character we've seen before. Given how the show rarely does things without reason, the savvy viewer should figure out at least some of the spoilers.
Quinn: "Because I know how to recognize a child of the moon."
Played By: Ben Hollingsworth
A werewolf and Anita's second-in-command.
- Jerkass: While he had good intentions, he not only tried to burn Red's cloak, her only defense against turning into the wolf, but he also tried to strangle Snow.
- Number Two: Seems to be one for Anita.
Nova: "Dreamy, you control what changes in your life. Never let yourself forget, you're special."
Astrid: "You know, someone once told me you can do anything as long as you can dream it."
A clumsy novice fairy who begins a forbidden relationship with Grumpy. In Storybrooke, she is Sister Astrid, one of the nuns at the convent.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Oh, dear Grimm, yes. Spills fairy dust on a dwarf egg by accident. Almost causes a power outage by overloading a transformer with too many lights Leroy uses that later, and makes a typo that puts the convent five grand in debt.
- The Dulcinea Effect: For Grumpy and Leroy alike.
- The Ditz: Check the paperwork, Sister! You almost bankrupted your entire convent over a typo!
- His Name Really Is Barkeep: A variation, in that Leroy addresses all women as "sister", but her title actually is Sister.
- Meaningful Name: Nova has several significant facts and details that relate the plot of "Dreamy":
- It means "new." She was a new fairy; in "Dreamy" she was working toward being a fairy godmother.
- A nova is the cataclysmic explosion of a white "dwarf" star when hydrogen accumulates on its surface. In "Dreamy", Nova spills fairy dust that accumulates on Grumpy's egg and causes him to hatch early - a dwarf exploding out of his white shell.
- The name Nova reflects her Storybrooke counterpart's name, Astrid (astra- "star" in Latin).
- Pink Means Feminine: Wears a pink fairy dress.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Grumpy.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We haven't seen her since her debut episode back in the first season.
Cinderella's Fairy Godmother
"I'm your fairy godmother, and I'm here to change your life, Cinderella."
Played By: Catherine Lough Haggquist
A fairy who appears to Cinderella to grant her wish, but is quickly killed by Rumplestiltskin.
Other Storybrooke Residents
Geppetto: "Sometimes you have to lie to protect the people you love."
Marco: "You realized your mistake, and you tried to fix it. That’s important. If I had a son, that would be enough for me."
Played By: Tony Amendola, Michael Strusievici (child)
An old carpenter and father of Pinnochio. In Storybrooke he is a handyman named Marco.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Geppetto may be an all around Nice Guy and Jiminy may be his best friend, but when angered, he's not above reminding him how much he really owes him.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Which is Jiminy's fault, no less.
- Papa Wolf: To Pinocchio, to the point where he was willing to lie to Snow White and Charming about the extent of the enchanted tree's magic in order to protect him from the curse.
Grace: "This has to do with the Queen's visit, doesn't it? Whatever it is she wants you to do, don't do it!"
Paige: "You found me! I knew you would!"
Played By: Alissa Skovbye
The young daughter of Jefferson.
- Disappeared Dad: In-universe with Jefferson, though it wasn't really his fault.
- Genre Savvy: Immediately knows that whatever Regina promised wouldn't end well for her father.
- Meaningful Name: Her name may be a reference to Grace Slick, the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane/Starship.
Sir Maurice/Moe French
Sir Maurice: "Belle, please, you cannot do this; you cannot go with this... beast."
Played By: Eric Keenleyside
Belle's father. In Storybrooke, he is Moe French, the owner of a flower shop.
Daniel: "Who cares about magic? True love is the most powerful magic of all. It can overcome anything."
Played By: Noah Bean
A stable boy working for Cora's family and the Evil Queen's secret lover.
- Morality Chain: Regina's. Cora kills him, Rumple breaks the chain but... given Daniel's last request, that might change.
Played By: Christopher Gauthier
A black market crook who makes deals with Rumplestiltskin and, later, joins Hook's crew.
- Baleful Polymorph: The last time we saw him in present-day Storybrooke he was turned into a mouse by Gold.
- Nice Hat: Or at least, a trademark one.
- Number Two: Though he is the newest member of the crew, Smee seems to be Hook's closest adviser and confidant during their time in Neverland.
- Pirate: Becomes this after Captain Hook makes him join the crew.
Frederick: "I am forever indebted to you."
Played by: Greyston Holt
A knight, and Princess Abigail's true love, who is accidentally turned into gold by King Midas.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Frederick is mentioned in passing in "The Shepherd". He is later revealed to be Abigail's true love seven episodes later. Similarly, his Storybrooke counterpart bumps into Kathryn several scenes before the audience discovers who he is.
- Taken for Granite: Frederick accidentally fell on Midas' hand while defending him and was turned to gold as a result. He cannot be revived by True Love's Kiss because his helmet's visor is fused over his face.
Played By: David Bloom
A minor bureaucrat Emma had to deal with in Storybrooke. He has not yet shown up in the Enchanted Forest.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: The minor version. He doesn't go out of his way to make Emma's life difficult, but she has to fill out a form in triplicate before he can tell her that he doesn't have the information she wants.
Played By: Kwesi Ameyaw
The veterinarian of Storybrooke who works at the animal shelter.
Severe Nurse: "No, ma'am. Not today. Not ever."
Played By: Ingrid Torrance
A nurse in charge of the psychiatric ward in Storybrooke's General Hospital.
Gretel: "You're... you're letting us go?"
Ava Zimmer: "We don't have any [parents]."
Played By: Karley Scott Collins
Centric Episodes: "True North"
A girl who, along with her brother, Hansel, sneaks into the Blind Witch's house to obtain something for the Evil Queen in exchange for their missing father. In Storybrooke, she is an orphan named Ava who is supporting both her and her brother, Nicholas.
Hansel: "We did all that work... for an apple?"
Nicholas Zimmer: "Ready to go, Ava?"
Played By: Quinn Lord
Centric Episodes: "True North"
A boy who, along with his sister, Gretel, sneaks into the Blind Witch's house to obtain something for the Evil Queen in exchange for their missing father. In Storybrooke, he is an orphan named Nicholas who is supporting both him and his sister, Ava.
- Too Dumb to Live: He was told to not touch anything in the Blind Witch's home. Guess what he does?
Played By: Cinder
Archie's pet dog.
- Evil-Detecting Dog: starts barking madly at Regina when she breaks into Archie's office. That's because it's really Cora is disguise as Regina. Pongo was previously shown being well-behaved around the real Regina.
- Shout-Out: His name is a reference to The Hundred and One Dalmatians. This Pongo is also a dalmation.
Billy: "I was a mouse. My name was Gus. I lived in Cinderella's pantry, I ate cheese, I gnawed on wood, but I preferred the cheese."
Played By: Jarod Joseph
A mechanic whom Ruby often flirts with.
- Butt Monkey: In a single episode, he's turned down by Ruby and brutally murdered.
- Humanity Ensues: He used to be a mouse living in Cinderella's pantry before becoming human.
- Killed Off for Real: King George needed a victim so that he could frame Ruby for murder.
- Mr. Fixit: He is a mechanic after all.
Played By: Lesley Nicol
A servant who works for Snow White's family back in the Enchanted Forest. She reunites with Mary Margaret in Storybrooke.
Michael Tillman/The Woodcutter
Woodcutter: "Because we're a family. And family always find one another."
Played By: Nick Lea
The father of Hansel and Gretel who mysteriously disappears while in the forest one day. In Storybrooke, he is a mechanic named Michael Tillman.
Sheriff of Nottingham/Keith
Played By: Wil Traval
A bitter and drunken sheriff who has been tracking down Robin Hood. In Storybrooke, he is a lecherous bar hustler named Keith.
- Butt Monkey: Implied by his account of what Robin did to him as well as what Rumplestiltskin does to him.
- Clueless Detective: He was ruined by his failure to capture Robin Hood.
- Tongue Trauma: Rumplestiltzkin steals his tongue twice. He gets it back the first time.
Other Enchanted Forest Residents
Ruth: "True love follows this ring wherever it goes, my son... Take it, and I'll know you'll be happy."
Played By: Gabrielle Rose
The mother of Prince Charming.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She gave up her only chance to live after being shot with a poisoned arrow so that a cursed Snow could have a baby.
- The Matchmaker: In "The Shepherd", she tries to convince Charming to court a grain merchant's daughter for her dowry, but eventually regrets her actions after Charming slays the dragon and comes back to say good-bye.
Morraine: "You won't let him hurt me."
Played By: Conner Dwelly
Baelfire's friend who served in the Ogre Wars.
Milah: "I need a break. Run home, Rumple. It's what you're good at."
Played By: Rachel Shelley
Rumplestiltskin's former wife who abandoned him and Baelfire to be with Hook.
- Abusive Parents: While not physically abusive to her son, she does leave him alone while she goes off to drink with pirates and eventually abandons him altogether. In the ten years between her running off with Hook and Rumple killing her, you think she could have managed to drop by once in a while or send her a kid a line or something.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: There have been two major villains alive in her lifetime and she marries one (even if he was a sweetie at the time) and becomes the True Love/The Lost Lenore of the other.
- Asshole Victim: Once Rumplestiltskin catches up with her again, she swiftly becomes this.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: In Hook's.
- Domestic Abuser: YMMV, but considering what Rumpelstiltskin was like at the time and the way that she treats him - constantly insulting and belittling him, not to mention her neglect of their son Baelfire, she may count as the psychological/emotional variety.
- Now that we've seen the ogres that kind, meek Rumplestiltskin was supposed to be fighting, she comes across as this. And when Rumplestiltskin wanted to know why she was miserable enough to leave him, she says it's because she never loved him.
- Even if her relationship to Rumplestiltskin is debatable, she doesn't seem to give a second thought to leaving her child Bae behind.
- The Lost Lenore: To Captain Hook of all people.
- Missing Mom: To Baelfire.
- You Go Girl: Milah wanted more than a life as a stay-at-home mom so she ended up joining Captain Hook and his crew.
- Your Cheating Heart: She fell in love with Captain Hook and left Rumplestiltskin and Baelfire to be with him.
Jiminy's Parents (Martin and Myrna)
Martin: "We are where you come from and where you'll end up."
Myrna: "No roof except for that umbrella!"
Played By: Harry Groener and Carolyn Hennesy
Thieves who often guilt Jiminy into following their criminal ways.
- Jerkass: To put it mildly. They are so unrepentantly depraved, they make the Evil Queen look cuddly by comparison.
- Karma Houdini: Jiminy's parents escaped any real repercussions for all the thieving and such that they did/made Jiminy do.
- The Sociopath: Both of them. They gleefully swindle and steal from everyone they come across, not because they need the money but because they live by the credo that if you aren't taking from others, you're the one getting taken from. They mock and laugh at the innocent couple who were turned into puppets in their place, and show no remorse for absolutely anything they do.
Geppetto's Parents (Stephen and Donna)
Played By: Luke Camilleri and Laura Bertram
The parents of Geppetto, who ended up suffering a terrible fate.
Played By: Robert Mailet
A prisoner who Prince James used as practice for battle.
- Playing Possum: Uses the same trick James had warned him about falling for, to kill him.
Hordor: "Kiss my boot."
Played By: Ty Olsson
A knight who recruits children to fight in the Ogre Wars. He humiliates a pre-Dark One Rumplestiltzkin in front of his son.
- The Bully: Forces Rumple to kiss his boot for no good reason.
Zoso/The Dark One
Zoso: "All magic comes with a price... and now, it's yours to pay."
Played By: Brad Dourif
The former Dark One, who tricks Rumplestiltskin into obtaining his powers.
- The Dragon: To whoever is holding his knife. In this case, it's the unseen 'Duke' who Zoso clearly doesn't think much of.
- Meaningful Name: His name may be related to the entity "zozo", which is said to be a malevolent spirit - sometimes called "the spirit of destruction".
- Sdrawkcab Name: The phonetic reversal of the name is the Greek word Sozo which means to savenote . By reversing it, it reverses the meaning making the name "Zoso" mean to injure or put in harms way.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He was in one episode of season 1, but by his actions, Rumple inherited his powers, setting into motion a series of events that would lead to Bael's running away and Rumple's quest to find him.
- Thanatos Gambit: Plans his own retirement and death by telling Rumplestiltskin on how he can take over the Dark One's powers and then goads Rumple into killing him.
Sir Gaston: "I am Sir Gaston, and you, beast, have taken—"
Played By: Sage Brocklebank
The former betrothed of Belle back in the Enchanted Forest.
- Adaptational Heroism: Unlike his Disney counterpart, he seems to be a nice guy who really wants to save Belle from Rumplestilskin.
- Baleful Polymorph: Rumplestiltskin turns him into a rose. An unknowing Belle... snips his stem.
- Butt Monkey: To some extent. He attempts to rescue Belle from Rumplestiltskin, but he ends up getting turned into a rose. That gets clipped by Belle. And proceeds to be in the same room where Belle pretty much expresses her dislike for him. And that was the last we ever saw of him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He's a flower before he even gets his challenge out.
- Disposable Fiancée: Of the Bland Perfection type. Rumplestiltskin actually literally disposes of him in his second and final scene. To add insult to injury, Belle freely admits she never loved him because he was so flat a character.
- Too Dumb to Live: Challenging a powerful sorcerer all by himself, armed only with a sword, and introducing himself with an Inigo Montoya-style monologue rather than attacking. He ends up being turned into a rose mid-sentence.
Played By: Christina Gooding
A mute maid who serves Rumplestiltskin and Baelfire.
- Black Comedy: Her death is played out as this.
- He Knows Too Much: Rumple kills her because he suspects she might have heard them mention his dagger. He justifies it with "Even a mute can draw a picture!"
- Killed Off for Real: For possibly learning about Rumple's dagger.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She is barely in half the episode she is introduced in and had no background given.
Peter: "You think this wolf man is me?"
Played By: Jesse Hutch
Red Riding Hood's love interest back in the Enchanted Forest.
- Red Herring: Was thought to be the wolf in "Red-Handed", but it was revealed to be Red.
- Too Dumb to Live: While admittedly being informed you may be a werewolf is traumatic, you think he might have had the sense to have locked himself up alone somewhere safe and not in the middle of the forest on the off chance that hey, his girlfriend might be wrong and he'd end up sitting there tied to a tree with a werewolf attacking him
Sir Lancelot: "Leviathan? That's what they're calling me?"
Played By: Sinqua Walls
A former Knight of the Round Table who is allies with Snow White.
- Dead All Along: He's actually Cora in disguise, after she killed the real Lancelot.
- The Dreaded: Snow and Charming's forces only know of him as "The Leviathan" until his defection from George's forces.
- Fallen Hero: Disgraced ex-Knight of the Round Table turned sword for hire.
- Heel-Face Turn: Introduced as part of King George's army, but essentially quits as soon as he discovers George's curse on Snow.
- Killed Off for Real: Though we don't know how, only that Cora killed him and has been impersonating him in the refugee camp ever since.
Played By: Cassidy Freeman
A skilled fighter who, along with James, defeated the giants in order to take their magic beans.
- Cool Sword: Carried a poisoned sword inscribed with her name.
- Evil Counterpart: Jack is essentially the Snow White to James's Charming.
- Foregone Conclusion: As soon as she reveals her name to be Jack while talking to the giant Anton, any troper familiar with fairy tales pretty much knows how the episode is going to end...
- Gender Flip/Tomboyish Name:
- Historical Hero Upgrade: An In-Universe example. Jack is remembered in the realms as a brave crusader against the terrifying giant forces in a war rather than a sociopath who murdered every member of a family but one by combining breaking-and-entering, theft, and the desire to excite herself by facing a giant. She's also remembered as a man for some reason.
- Pride: "You are a true wonder." "I know."
- Samus Is a Girl: We first meet her as a skeleton with a sword that has Jack written on it, so Emma can be forgiven (especially with the original fairy tale in her head) for never realizing she was a woman.
Seer: "The future is a puzzle, with many pieces to be solved."
Played By: Brighid Fleming & Shannon Lucio
A mystical figure who can predict the future.
- Occult Blue Eyes: Again, on her freakin' hands.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Her words to Rumple led to his first dishonor and the prophecy of Rumple's greatest threat has driven Rumple for well over 300 years, and the fact it is his own grandson just adds to the impact.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Subverted, she knew what would happen after her meetings with Rumple, but she just didn't care.
Played By: Tom Ellis, Sean Maguire
A thief who tries to steal a magic wand from Rumplestiltskin in order to heal his true love, Marian. Was able to survive the Dark Curse.
- Advertised Extra: The trailers for his first appearance made a big deal about him, but he was only there for a side plot that was more about Rumplestiltskin and Belle. This was then inverted for season 3, where he was barely mentioned in the trailers despite the creators teasing him having a relationship with Regina.
- The Archer
- Bullying a Dragon: He knowingly entered the Dark One's home to steal from it.
- The Other Darrin: Replaced by Sean Maguire in season 3.
- Papa Wolf: He's very protective of his son Roland since Marian's death and so he's reluctant to use him to catch Peter Pan's shadow.
- Second Love: With Marian being dead by Season 3, it is revealed his second chance at love and happiness is Regina.
Played By: Bernard Curry
A sea captain and the older brother of Captain Hook. He travels to Neverland in search of a plant that supposedly cures any injury.
Berkley and Rivers
Played By: Aleks Paunovic and Michael Teigen
Two of the Evil Queen's knights, who almost execute their employer while she is in disguise
- The Alcoholic: Regina hired Berkley in spite of his drinking.
- Mauve Shirt: In an army of Faceless Goons, these two get names, faces, lines, personalities, and tiny glimpses into their pasts.
- Right Behind Me: A variant. One of the knights calls Regina ugly while right in front of the disguised Regina.
Played By: Yvette Nicole Brown
The goddess of the sea, who most believe to just be a myth.
- Adaptational Badass: From a sea witch to a goddess, who can even cow one of the greatest magic users in the world.
- Adaptational Heroism: Her villainous role was actually Regina impersonating her. Her real personality is unclear, but she's very upset about that.
- Berserk Button: She does not take it well, when people impersonate her. She will get pissed
- Combat Tentacles: As per Disney tradition.
- Real After All: She's not just a myth to Regina's surprise.
Other Wonderland Residents
The Knave of Hearts
The Knave of Hearts: "Kneel, before the Queen of Hearts."
Played By: Paul McGillion
A knave that serves the Queen of Hearts.
Other Land Without Color Residents
Gerhardt: "The Silver Cross. It's embarrassing that everybody makes such a fuss."
Played By: Chad Michael Collins
The brother of Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who is killed and then brought back to life.
- Self-Made Orphan: After Victor brought him back to life, he killed their father because he went after Victor for failing to to bring Gerhardt back properly.
Alphonse: "I've already allowed you the use of our summer home for your foolish purposes. Isn't that enough?"
Played By: Gregory Itzin
The father of Gerhardt and Dr. Victor Frankenstein.
- Abusive Parents: To his older son Victor, but not to his pride and joy Gerhardt.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: He didn't approve of Victor's aspirations to bring the dead back to life and even went as far as to purchase an army commission to stop Victor from conducting further experiments.
Other Neverland Residents
A humanoid shadow that takes children to Neverland where they never have to grow up or listen to their parents. However, it refuses to let the children leave even if they start to miss their parents. Its owner is the ruler of Neverland, Peter Pan.
- Adult Fear: A monster that flies through your kid's bedroom window, takes them away, and never lets them come back.
- Humanoid Abomination: It's the detached shadow of Peter Pan that does his bidding. In "Think Lovely Thoughts", it's revealed that it was formerly the sole inhabitant of Neverland before Pan arrived, and became Pan's shadow through a deal they made.
- Invasion of the Baby Snatchers: It takes Wendy to Neverland but takes her back home on the condition that one of her brothers takes her place.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: It's glowing eyes are the only thing on it not completely black.
- Living Shadow: Well, obviously.
- Power Floats: The Shadow can fly.
- Weakened by the Light: Bae manages to escape him by lighting a match and waving it in his face.
The Lost Boys
A gang of young boys working for Peter Pan.
Other Land Without Magic Residents
Played By: John Pyper-Ferguson
A recently bereaved man who, with his son, stumbles into Storybrooke right after the curse is cast.
Played By: Tzi Ma
A healer based in Hong Kong who offers magical antidotes for otherwise incurable diseases.
- Deal with the Devil: His Modus Operandi, though with his prices are way less harsh than Rumple's.
- Dragon Hoard: Implied to have one, since he asks for a personal keepsake in addition to $10,000 dollars.
- The Unreveal: Was about to reveal his true form when Tamara killed him.
Played By: Freya Tingley
A girl in Victorian London who befriends Baelfire.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: She originally wanted to go to Neverland because there were no adults and now she's been stuck there for at least a century.
- Brainy Brunette: She's quite insightful and precocious for her age, though her hair has lightened considerably during her time as Pan's prisoner.
- Cool Big Sis: To her younger brothers.
- Growing Up Sucks: She wants to go to Neverland because there are no adults there.
- Hair Decorations: She's seen wearing a blue hair bow in her first appearance
- Incurable Cough of Death: Which is completely faked.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Her belief in Neverland caused the shadow to come to her home in Victorian London and attempt to take one of her brothers to Neverland. Though Baelfire allowed himself to be taken to Neverland in her and her brothers' place, Peter took her anyway at a later point and then forced her brothers under his service by using Wendy's life as his bargaining chip.
- Older Than They Look: Due to being trapped in Neverland for a century.
- Pajama Clad Heroine: The majority of her scenes show her wearing a white nightgown.
- Spirited Young Lady: While she's had a proper Victorian upbringing, she has a mischievous streak and isn't afraid to speak her mind.
- Youthful Freckles: They emphasize the fact that she hasn't aged for a century.