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While most of Once Upon A Time deals with magical fairy tale characters, occasionally it brings in people from the "real world," generally in relation to Emma. Sometimes the show will even bring in fictional characters with no relation to fairy tales, like the casts of Frankenstein and 101 Dalmatians. This page covers all of these types of characters and other normal people sucked into the world of magic, like Alice from Alice in Wonderland, the Darlings from Peter Pan and Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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The Land Without Magic / Earth

    Owen Flynn/Greg Mendell 

Owen Flynn/Greg Mendell

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Greg Mendell: "I'll find you, Dad. I promise, I'll never stop looking."
Played By: Ethan Embry, Benjamin Stockham (child)
Centric Episodes: "Welcome to Storybrooke"

A man from Pennsylvania who crashes his car in Storybrooke and stumbles upon the truth involving the residents of the small town.


  • Bait the Dog: First he was likeable, then he was sympathetic, and then he was just plain creepy.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Tamara in the last quarter of Season 2, though they both work for the Greater-Scope Villain, Peter Pan.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Like his partner and lover Tamara, he tends to appear more pleasant than he really is.
  • Broken Masquerade: As his map covered with pins demonstrates, it's like they're not even trying to uphold the masquerade.
    Owen: This town is lousy with magic.
  • Cape Busters: Claims to be part of an organization that destroys magic.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Straps Regina down and electrocutes her for some information.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He gets killed by having his shadow ripped out of him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Thanks to Regina.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: A major villain in Season 2... killed in the first episode of Season 3.
  • Evil Counterpart: Could be considered a grown-up, dark version of Henry. A formerly sweet kid, who is highly resourceful, incredibly savvy and had his entire life turned upside-down by Regina's actions... sound familiar?
  • He Who Fights Monsters: He considers magic to be an intrinsically evil thing because Regina used it to keep his father from him. At the end of season 2, he has no qualms about blowing up the entire town, which includes children.
  • I Will Find You: He's spent twenty-eight years looking for his father.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: After Regina finally admits to killing his father because he ran away and gloats that she dumped the body in the middle of the woods, Owen remains (mostly) calm and collected... at least, until he uncovers the body and just freaking snaps.
  • Killed Off for Real: As of the Season 3 premiere, he dies via shadow-snatching.
  • Knight Templar: Is willing to commit mass murder if it means getting rid of what he perceives as an evil force.
  • Mage Killer: As Regina finds out the hard way.
  • Muggle: He is a normal human. No magic in him.
  • Outside-Genre Foe: Played with; after a season and a half of witches, dragons, and traveling between worlds, who expected a random guy from Pennsylvania to just crash into town and potentially break the barely-there masquerade? Except it turns out he already knew about Storybrooke after all.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog:
    • His search for his father. Turns out Regina killed him shortly after he ran away.
    • His whole mission turns out to be as well, as his mission to destroy magic was really just him being manipulated the whole time to deliver Henry to Peter Pan, and he then gets killed for his troubles.
  • Spanner in the Works: Ruined Hook's plans for a grand getting-killed-by-Rumpel with his car, not to mention how he could mess up the lives of everyone in Storybrooke.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He still has the boondoggle his father gave him 28 years before, now on his key chain.
  • Tragic Villain: Fails to rescue his father and gets killed after outliving his usefulness.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Peter Pan.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In "Welcome to Storybrooke".
  • Walking Spoiler: His backstory is... surprising.
  • The Witch Hunter: He and Tamara are out to destroy all magic they can find.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He honestly has no issue with carrying out his mission, even if it means killing every man, woman and child in Storybrooke. Particularly not after learning what happened to his father.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: An anonymous secret organization out to destroy all magic in the world by using science? Yeah, no such thing exists on this show: A well known fairy tale icon has to be behind this charade.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The reason he is killed.

    Tamara 

Tamara

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Tamara: "Unlike you, we believe in something. We have faith in the sacredness of our cause."
Played By: Sonequa Martin-Green
Centric Episodes: "Selfless, Brave and True"

A woman residing in New York and Neal Cassidy's fiancée.


  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Greg in the last quarter of Season 2, though they both work for the Greater-Scope Villain, Peter Pan.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seemed perfectly nice when she was introduced. "Selfless, Brave and True" showed us just how untrue this was.
  • Cape Busters: Claims to be part of an organization that destroys magic.
  • Dark Action Girl: One who holds her own against Emma in a fight.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Right when The Dragon is about to reveal his true power, Tamara kills him with a taser.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: A major villain in Season 2... killed in the first episode of Season 3.
  • Evil All Along: Neal's exceedingly-friendly fiancée? Oh yeah, turns out she's really a magic-hating psycho with plans to destroy an entire town of innocents.
  • Hero Killer:
    • She mortally wounds August in "Selfless, Brave and True".
    • Shoots Neal in "Second Star to the Right," and he is presumed dead by everyone after he falls into a portal in this state.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Upon realizing that Pan and the Lost Boys have played her, she urges Henry to escape and winds up taking an arrow to the back. After Gold arrives, she fills him in on what's happened, and he crushes her heart in retaliation. Before he does this, Rumple lets her know that her excuses carry absolutely no weight with him, and takes his time crushing her heart while she watches helplessly. He wants her to know she's about to die and there's nothing that's going to change that.
  • Ill Girl: She had cancer in the past and has been searching the whole world for a cure until she found The Dragon. It's later revealed that this is all a lie, and she was faking her illness all along.
  • Killed Off for Real: In the Season 3 premiere, Rumpel saves her from a near-fatal arrow wound, only to pull her heart out and crush it to dust.
  • Knight Templar: To her, magic is "unholy" and must be disposed of at all costs.
  • Mage Killer: Cunning enough to avert Transformation Is a Free Action with The Dragon in Hong Kong. Also, unlike most real world Muggles who only see what they want to see, she can see the true effects of magic.
  • Manipulative Bitch: To August and Neal especially.
  • Meet Cute: Met Neal when she bumped into him, spilling her coffee all over her. She did this deliberately to get close to Neal while spying on him and Pinocchio.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She's very remorseful after learning what she's done for Peter Pan, but it isn't enough to save her from Gold's wrath.
  • Outside-Genre Foe: A Muggle from our world, of all things.
  • Pet the Dog: She may be evil, but she seems sympathetic toward Greg/Owen in his Disappeared Dad plight.
  • Shock and Awe: How she kills The Dragon... and later critically injures a wooden August.
  • Stun Gun: Carries a taser gun around. Later revealed to be her weapon of choice.
  • Sufficiently Analyzed Magic: Works for an organization that acquires and analyzes magic for the purposes of destroying it.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Peter Pan.
  • Walking Spoiler: "Neal's fiance" is pretty low on the list of her reveals.
  • Weapon of Choice: Taser, apparently.
  • The Witch Hunter: Tamara has been hunting true magic in the real world for years for an, as of yet, undisclosed reason. This is what led her to seek out The Dragon in Hong Kong, to tail Pinocchio to New York, and to start a romance with Neal.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: An anonymous secret organization out to destroy all magic in the world by using science? Yeah, no such thing exists on this show: A well known fairy tale icon has to be behind this charade.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Although unlike Greg, she survives long enough to tell Gold what's happened. He then finishes her off.
  • Your Cheating Heart: She is in love with Greg Mendell despite being engaged to Neal as a part of her mission.

    The Dragon 

The Dragon

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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 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.
  • My Greatest Failure: He claims to have once had a daughter, whom he lost due to his own ignorance.
  • Unexplained Recovery: After his little encounter with Tamara in Hong Kong he turns out to be alive and well in New York City's Chinatown in the Season 5 finale; him being "resilient" is the only explanation.
  • The Un-Reveal: Was about to reveal his true form when Tamara killed him. Only not really.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: As his name implies his true self is that of a dragon. It's not till the Season Six episode "I'll Be Your Mirror" that his real form of an Eastern dragon is finally shown onscreen.

    Wendy Darling 

Wendy Darling

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Played By: Freya Tingley

A girl in historical (as opposed to fictional) 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.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Towards John and Michael, naturally, but also to Bae, whom she considers a sort of adoptive brother. She even traveled to Neverland to get him back.
  • 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 Girl: Sweet and caring, even to people she's just met, like Baelfire or Henry.
  • 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.
  • Youthful Freckles: They emphasize the fact that she hasn't aged for a century.

    John and Michael Darling 

John and Michael Darling

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Played By: William Ainscough and Benjamin Cook (young); Matt Kane and James Immekus (adult)

Wendy's younger brothers, who also become close friends with Baelfire.


    Chad 

Chad

Played By: Kip Pardue

  • Disposable Fiancé: Played with. Although Kelly regained her memories as Zelena and wants to help Regina against Drizella and Gothel, she still has memories of her life as Kelly, and thus still loves Chad, so whether or not Zelena will marry Chad is unknown.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: His state by the end of the series is unknown.

    Isla 

Isla

Isla: "Now you can grow your roots in some other land far away from us because whatever thing you are, you don't belong in our world."
Played By: Emily Tennant

The first human that Mother Gothel meets who turns her heart black.


  • Alpha Bitch: She has this personality type. Acting as the leader of a group of pretty rich girls who pretend to accept and want to be friends with an outsider only to humiliate her later. Taken Up to 11 when she also massacres said girl's home and family.
  • Badass Normal: She murdered all of the tree nymphs, who are all magical creatures and are of eternal nature.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She's very beautiful, but is also The Sociopath.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: One of the things she has in common with her worst enemy, though Gothel only developed this after her Face–Heel Turn.
  • Dirty Coward: After everything she's done to Gothel she still begged for her life, showing no regret for her actions.
  • Expy: She is very similiar to Chris from Carrie. Though she could be considered worse than Chris because she actually murdered people.
  • Fantastic Racism: It doesn't matter to her that Gothel was at the time a good person whose magic was only used to grow plants, she still saw her and her kind as abominations that didn't belong in her world and even went as far as to exterminate them.
  • Humans Are Bastards: She is the definition of this trope and she instilled this belief in Gothel.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She tells Gothel this, though none of this is elaborated upon, especially since she says this while pretending to be Gothel's friend.
  • Jerkass: Is a huge one towards Gothel, humiliating her and killing her entire family/species.
  • Kick the Dog: Not only did she pretend to be interested in magic to get Gothel close to her just to hurt her for no reason whatsoever than to be cruel, but she also massacred her entire family and mocked her later for it. Needless to say she got what she deserved when Gothel killed her.
  • Lack of Empathy: See The Sociopath.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Another one of the things she has in common with her worst enemy.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Her murder of the tree nymphs, except Gothel.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Seraphina's blue oni.
  • Rich Bitch: Oh yes, not only did she pretend to be friends with Gothel just to humiliate her but she also killed her entire family.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She only appears in one episode, but to call her impact "big" is an understatement: she's the reason why the Land Without Magic is that way and is responsible for Gothel's Face–Heel Turn.
  • The Sociopath: The fact that she murdered an entire family of tree nymphs (even worse in that all of the tree nymphs refer to each other as family and aren't biologically related) just for being different and then mocked the last remaining one who she personally humiliated before hand before ordering the guards to kill her says a lot.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her cruelty towards Gothel not only turned her against humanity and got Isla killed, but it also made Gothel determined to eliminate all humans on the planet.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She's blonde and is a sociopath.

Fictional Kansas

    Dorothy Gale 

Dorothy Gale

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Dorothy: You will never defeat me, Zelena, because I have the most powerful weapon of all - the love of the people.
Played By: Teri Reeves, Matreya Scarrwener (younger)
Centric Episodes: "Ruby Slippers"

A young girl from a fictional version of Kansas who was transported to Oz by a cyclone.


  • The Chosen One: The witches ended up believing she was the girl who arrived by cyclone to defeat evil.
  • Demoted to Extra: She was the protagonist of the book and movie, but she only appears in two episodes of the series. Her first appearance is more the obligatory Oz reference for Zelena's backstory. It's only in her second that she has any development or focus.
  • Expy: Of Bandit!Snow. Both were harmless young girls before taking a level in badass, they both have a close relationship with Red, their enemies are powerful witches, they're a beloved figure in their respective lands, they were put under a sleeping curse and woken up with True Love's kiss, and even their clothes are similar. The only difference is that Snow uses a regular bow and Dorothy uses a crossbow.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: At first. She then becomes a real one.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Even after being declared a hero by the witches of Oz, all she wanted to do was go back to Kansas.
  • Second Love: She becomes this to Ruby in Season 5.
  • Spanner in the Works: An accidental one as well since all she wanted to do is go home. Unfortunately, while she managed to get home, she set Zelena back on the road to evil.
  • Team Pet: Not her, but her dog Toto serves as one to her, Mulan and Ruby when they team up.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In her first appearance, all she does is act scared and accidentally kill a Wicked Witch. The next time we meet her she's a Folk Hero who gives Snow White a run for her money.

    The Wizard of Oz / Walsh 

The Wizard of Oz / Walsh

Played By: Christopher Gorham

Emma's boyfriend from New York, who proposes to her at the beginning of the second half of Season 3 after the Time Skip. A Nice Guy, and definitely not a shapeshifting monkey sent to keep an eye on her. But he wasn't always a monkey...


  • Adaptational Villainy: He's the Wizard of Oz himself. Although given he was changed into a flying monkey by Zelena, how willingly he does her bidding is up for debate.
  • Bait-and-Switch: He seems like a normal guy but he actually works for Zelena. As the Wizard of Oz, he seems like he has real magic power, but he doesn't; he just has access to powerful magical artifacts.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing:
    • He acts nice to Emma and Henry to keep them from returning to Storybrooke. Though it's actually Zelena's spell.
    • Played with as the Wizard. He seems to be a benevolent and powerful figure, but is really a manipulative con artist trying to stay in power... but he also does sincerely want to help people like Zelena and uses his position of power to do so.
  • Brutal Honesty: He's quite blunt about the truth of Zelena's heritage considering she's threatening his life.
  • Composite Character: The Witch's head flying monkey is actually the Wizard of Oz himself. It turns out he was the very first flying monkey the Witch created.
    • He also combines traits from two different versions of the Wizard: being young like the one in Oz: The Great and Powerful, and making the Wicked Witch's life worse even when he is sincerely trying to help her like the one in the musical Wicked.
  • Disney Villain Death: Falls from a great height, and poofs into smoke. This likely didn't kill him, though.
    • Then again, he doesn't appear afterwards, and Zelena is defeated, so he's probably gone too.
  • Love-Interest Traitor: To Emma. It's Zelena's spell.
  • Fallen Hero: As the Wizard of Oz he dedicated himself to helping others by providing them with magical artifacts that could solve their problems, albeit for a reasonable price. After Zelena turned him into a flying monkey, he began to serve her, though how willingly is ambiguous.
  • Man Behind The Curtain: Played with. The form he shows himself to Zelena is actually a shadow behind the curtain.
  • Stage Magician: Like his literary counterpart. However he does have access to real magical artifacts, he asks for them in exchange for help.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He's a flying monkey who can turn into a human. Subverted in that Zelena turned him into a monkey to begin with; the first one, in fact.

Fictional Victorian England

    Alice 
For Alice's sheet, see here.

    Edwin 

Edwin

Played By: Shaun Smyth

Edwin is Alice and Millie's father.


  • Henpecked Husband: One wonders if Alice would have been sent to the asylum otherwise.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He asked Alice to let him die and spare a wish to save Cyrus. She didn't listen.
  • The Mourning After: He was saddened by the death by childbirth of Alice's mother and blamed the latter for it. It's implied that he doesn't love his second wife as much as his first.
  • My Greatest Failure: Not believing Alice and helping her when she needed him is for him "his greatest sin", and he insists he does not deserve Alice's forgiveness for it.
  • Parental Abandonment: He let his wife put Alice in an institution and never went to visit her.
  • Real Men Love Jesus: He says grace before eating, even in jail.

    Dr. Lydgate 

Dr. Lydgate

Played By: Jonny Coyne

The head of the insane asylum where Alice was staying. Doesn't believe a word of her tales about Wonderland, and mostly wants to use her as a test subject for his new treatment.


  • Dr. Jerk: He seems all too eager to deride Alice for her so-called delusions.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: He's terrified of the White Rabbit, since he doesn't fit into Lydgate's view of the world.
    • Later we see that he was so determined to hold on to this view that he took to taking laudanum (opium) and blocked out any memory of Alice existing, and breaks down again when Jafar shows up with the White Rabbit in tow.
  • Meatgrinder Surgery: His 'suggestion' to Alice, heavily implied to be a lobotomy.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: He is a horrible psychiatrist, from making no effort to hide his scorn for Alice's "fantasies" to pushing her towards a dangerous treatment. Justified in that he's a Victorian-era psychiatrist, which was not exactly a high-water mark for the profession or medicine in general.

    Dr. Jekyll 

Dr. Henry Jekyll

Played By: Hank Harris
Centric Episodes: "Strange Case"

A scientist who created a formula to separate his good and evil sides. Hails from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


  • Adorkable: In contrast to his alter-ego's large and intimidating A Man Of Wealth And Taste appearance. He's the school nerd to Hyde's playground bully. But as it turns out, he's not at all so nice deep down.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Turns out he is the dark one, not Hyde. Also ziggaged, see Truer to the Text.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In Stevenson's original novel Henry Jekyll is described as "large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty with something of a slyish cast." Here he's played by a disheveled Hank Harris and wears an oversized brown coat to emphasis his weak physique.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Of being Hyde's "good half." Hyde is a real piece of work but Jekyll only agrees to help the heroes when they've been caged by Hyde and can't say no to the doctor's help. There's also the fact he lied saying "I don't know where the Warden is" when the Warden is HIS other half. Wherever Jekyll is, Hyde is there as well. It's later made not so ambiguous when Jekyll shows his true colors.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He's evil because he wants more power, and he wants Mary, so he frames Hyde.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: He was to Mary Lydgate in his home world, and he flipped his lid when she chose his "bad" alter-ego over him.
  • Evil All Along: He's worse than his counterpart.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: In addition to being a doctor he can build a weapon powerful enough to take down his evil alter-ego from a pile of scraps in less than a day. Even Regina is impressed.
  • Genre Refugee: Quite literally He serves as our introduction to the Land of Untold Stories, home of seemingly every legally available fictional character that wouldn't fit in the fantasy world of the Enchanted Forest, with Hyde himself coming from an oppressive incarnation of Victorian London.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He dies on the business end of a harpoon.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dies four episodes into season 6.
  • The Lost Lenore: He wants to kill Belle as revenge on Rumpelstiltskin, whose encouragement of Hyde resulted in his love Mary’s accidental death.
  • Mad Scientist: Though a rather sympathetic one, in keeping with the original.
  • Motor Mouth: Gives a quick monologue that he can build a weapon the same as the orderly's to defeat Hyde as it's the only thing Jekyll has seen him hurt by. It's so quick some viewers had to rewatch the scene to catch what he's saying.
  • Never My Fault: He accidentally kills his love Mary by grabbing her in a fit of jealous rage and making her struggle, but solely blames Rumple and Hyde for what happened rather than accept responsibility for it.
  • Non-Action Guy: He gets manhandled twice in his debut episode. And when he reveals his true colors, he doesn't do so well against Hook.
  • Shrinking Violet: A rare male example. He gives this impression when the heroes first meet him trying to runaway and starts stuttering once they get him speaking.
  • Truer to the Text: Despite a large amount of adaptation portrayed Jekyll as an Angel and Hyde as the Devil. In the original story, Jekyll was no saint, he created the Syrum that made Hyde because he want to indulge in his base desires without consequences and didn't think about the consequences of his actions until it became an inconvenience for his public image.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Or rather, would kill a girl. Although he sent Mary to a Destination Defenestration accidentally in a jealous rage, he doesn't hesitate to try and kill Belle the first chance he gets to take revenge on Rumple.

    Mr. Hyde 

Mr. Hyde

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Mr. Hyde: Storybrooke is mine now.
Played By: Sam Witwer
Centric Episodes: "Strange Case"

The personification of Dr. Jekyll's evil side, released by his potion. Hails from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


  • Adaptational Badass: This version can use magic. He can also take on the main cast barehanded without any trouble.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While he still does some underhanded things, Hyde is the among the villains that Once makes into Anti Villains. He is also more likely to be the good half of Jeykll.
  • Affably Evil: Despite being the tortuous warden of his hospital, almost killing the main cast on his own, invading Storybrooke with the inhabitants of the Land of Untold Stories, and being part of a Big Bad Duumvirate with the Evil Queen, Hyde is surprisingly polite when he wants to be. This is yet another clue that he's the better half of Jekyll.
  • Ambiguously Evil: While he's certainly at absolute best a very dark Anti-Hero who's willing to allow innocents to die for his vengeance, he's the good half of the Jekyll-and-Hyde combination, and that makes everything ambiguous.
  • Anti-Magic: Perhaps. So far magical attacks has no effect on him yet he himself has the power to perform magic.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He wears a very classy outfit when doing his evil.
  • Big Bad: Of the Season 5 finale. He then continues this role in Season 6 or so it seems - he's actually a Disc-One Final Boss who gets killed off four episodes in.
  • Enemy Without: He uses a refined version of the potion to become a separate being from Jekyll.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: As usual for Sam Witwer.
  • Genre Refugee: He hovers in the same place as Victor Frankenstein as a character that does not come from a fairy tale, but rather from an early tale of science fiction.
  • Killed Off for Real: He dies as soon as Jekyll does.
  • The Lost Lenore: Mary, same as Jekyll. In fact, Hyde loved her even more than Jekyll did, and she returned the feeling.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: His brutishness is offset by a gentlemanly appearance and demeanor.
  • Meaningful Name/Punny Name: Rumplestiltskin says that he's the aspect of Jekyll that Jekyll wanted to hide from everyone.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes occasionally take a red glow. Normally, one of his eyes is disgustingly bloodshot.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The first part of this trope is downplayed, since he was an antagonist to the main cast from the end of last season. However, when he dies alongside Jekyll four episodes into the following season, not only does his role as main antagonist end, but the extent of his Enemy Without connection to his counterpart is revealed; to kill the doppelganger, the original must be disposed of, which is the answer to how the main cast could possibly rid themselves of the Evil Queen.
  • Super Strength: Jekyll was so frightened of his evil side that it gained superhuman strength from the potion.
  • Troll: He simply loves to mess with people and jerk them around.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: Since he took the fall for Jekyll when it came to Mary's murder, this is ultimately the reason why Hyde is as evil as he is... though ultimately not as insane as Jekyll himself.
  • Worf Effect: In the season five finale he's set up as a main baddie, presumably taking Gold's place as Storybrooke's "landlord" since he traded information to Gold for the town. Zelena, a witch powerful enough to wield the Sorcerer's want, can't hurt him. He shrugs off a backstab inflicted by Hook. Emma and Regina's powers combined don't dent him. He gets taken out by an electrical weapon Jekyll makes a little over half-way through the season six premiere, and dies for good four episodes later.

    Mary Lydgate 

Mary Lydgate

Played By: Elizabeth Blackmore
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"Things like passion and desire are little more than...contaminants to be eliminated. I need someone who wants to bathe in their passion and give in to desire."

Friend of Dr. Jekyll and daughter of Dr. Arthur Lydgate, who falls in love with Jekyll's counterpart Mr. Hyde. She is loosely based off the character Mary Reilly.


  • Destination Defenestration: After Jekyll wakes up to realize that Mary and Hyde spent the night together, he and Mary have an argument that results in him pushing her out of a window, killing her.
  • The Lost Lenore: To Jekyll and Hyde, though she only reciprocated these feelings of love for Hyde.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Her death is mainly used as a reason why Hyde became an Anti-Villain, why Jekyll is revealed to be the villain, and even Rumplestiltskin saw her death as "proof" that Hyde was the "bad" alternate.

The Land Without Color

    Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale 

Victor Frankenstein

Played By: David Anders
Centric Episodes: "The Doctor", "In the Name of the Brother"

A scientist who longs to find the cure for death, despite his father's desires.


See Dr. Whale in the Storybrooke character page.

Alternative Title(s): Once Upon A Time1920s England, Once Upon A Time Land Without Magic, Once Upon A Time Kansas, Once Upona Time Land Without Color

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