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A fantasy TV series with the central premise that popular fairy tale characters have been cursed and brought into the real world with no memory of their original lives.

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Once Upon a Time-Fanfiction Title Our Own Kind of Family

I am looking for a Once Upon a Time fanfiction by Findingtallahasee. The title is Our Own Kind of Family. I believe it was posted on Fanfiction.net. Snow escapes the curse with Emma. She finds that ...
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Is Aurora from Once Upon A Time an allusion to Belle from Beauty and the Beast?

In Once Upon A Time, Prince Phillip is an allusion to the Beast from Beauty and the Beast because he has a a curse that turns him into a Yaoguai. Maleficent in said TV series is an allusion to the ...
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Why did Rumpelstiltskin ask to know the name of Snow White's baby?

In Once Upon a Time, Snow White and Prince Charming went down to ask Rumpelstiltskin about the curse from the evil queen. When down there a guard said that if he knew their name he would have power. ...
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Why has the theme song from Once Upon A Time been removed from Netflix and replaced with a 5-second title card?

When I started watching Once Upon A Time, several years ago, there was a minute and half theme song and intro that I thoroughly enjoyed watching. Now that I am revisiting the show (rewatching the ...
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Once Upon a Time Season 7: What is the tower at the start of each episode?

Season 7 made it to Netflix, and I prefer the more gritty and modern atmosphere. At the beginning of each episode, a tower is shown. It's not the tower that Rapunzel was trapped in. It is a modern ...
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What happened to this character's body in OUAT Season 7 finale?

(wanted to avoid spoilers so I was vague) This is about one episode away from the finale: Wish Realm Rumple stabs Samdi in front of Real Rumple with the Dark One dagger. This happens in Samdi's ...
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Who is Zelena’s father?

I’m a big fan of OUAT tv show,and it’s been like a year that i’m wondering who is Zelena’s father? Can anyone help me?
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How did Hook find Gold in Season 2 and Emma in Season 3?

In Season 2 of Once Upon a Time, Hook leaves Storybrooke using his ship in order to find Gold and take revenge on him. He finds Gold in Neal's apartment building in New York City, and stabs him with ...
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Why does Emma say Neal is dead?

In the season two finale of Once Upon a Time, Neal is (nonfatally) shot and falls into a portal, which then closes. When Emma sees her family, she tells them he died. Why does she say this? He was ...
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Why does Henry keep his memories during the Black Fairy's curse?

In "The Final Battle", the two-part Season 6 finale of Once Upon a Time, there are two outcomes of the Black Fairy's curse: Those who stay in Storybrooke (e.g. Emma, Archie) lose their memories of ...
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Are there any easter eggs in the Once Upon a Time TV show from the Lost TV show?

I have been watching Once upon a time recently, and am just starting the 4th season. I have noticed a number of easter eggs and references to the ABC series Lost. A few examples of these easter eggs ...
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How did people leave Storybrooke in the Season 5 Finale?

In the show Once Upon a Time, the town of Storybrooke has been under the Dark Curse three times. First there was the original curse cast by Regina, which was broken by Emma in the Season 1 finale. ...
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Who cast the latest protection spell around Storybrooke?

In last night's episode of Once Upon a Time (entitled "Ill-Boding Patterns"), Robin Hood (from the Wish universe) and Zelena try to use Regina's potions to break the protection spell around ...
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Does Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk ever appear in OuaT?

The television series Once upon a Time has incorporated fairy tale characters including Snow White, Red Riding Hood and Rumpelstiltskin- has the title character of Jack and the Beanstalk ever made an ...
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Wishverse Henry is still named Henry

Note: My asking is based on the middle of season 6 winter finale. I have a feeling the episode will not explain this inconsistency. Why is the wishverse son of Emma still named Henry? He was named ...
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Once Upon a Time Wish Realm: Why does one want a dark curse still?

2021 Edit: I didn't continue OUAT much afterwards, but I bet there's nothing to explain this just like the millions of plotholes this show had starting after Frozen. Question: Does it make sense that ...
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How could the Count of Monte Cristo disappear when other people weren't looking?

In Season 6, Episode 2, A Bitter Draught, we are introduced to the Count of Monte Cristo, Edmond Dantès. In his first appearance, he talks with Henry at Granny's. Henry looks at the story book for a ...
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Does the destruction of Excalibur mean that the Darkness is now indestructible?

In Once Upon A Time, Emma Swan attempts to destroy the Darkness by means of the sacrifice of Hook and by means of Excalibur. Unfortunately, Rumplestiltskin sabotages the plan and the Darkness is ...
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How can Hades rip out this character's heart?

On Once Upon a Time, hearts are central to many kinds of magic. Rip out someone's heart and you can control them. Put someone's heart in stasis and you can preserve them. The heart of the thing one ...
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What was Megara's unfinished business in Once Upon a Time?

In Season 5, Episode 13 ("Labor of Love"), Hercules is trapped in the Underworld and, like all who are down there, they must complete their unfinished business before moving on to "a better place". ...
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Why did this character become a Dark One?

In the first half of Season 5, According to Did they explain why, contrary to what one might expect, One possible explanation could be that and that the person's history is what counts, but by ...
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Was this scarf in Once Upon A Time a reference to Doctor Who?

In the episode "It's Not Easy Being Green" from Once Upon A Time there's a guy wearing this long, colorful scarf on the right, behind the Wicked Witch (who is trying to harness the power of ...
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Why didn't this OUAT character cut off their hand in hopes of regrowing it?

I know it might be dumb to continue questioning plot holes in Once Upon a Time but... why didn't or couldn't cut off their arm here in S03E11 and then just regrow it right after like did 2 seasons ...
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Did Regina rape Graham?

One of the creators of the TV series Once Upon a Time seems to suggest that Regina didn't rape Graham. I know the creators have the final say over what the characters intended, thought and did, but ...
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Why didn't Zelena enact her other plans in Once Upon a Time?

Might be a dumb question possibly answered by being a late addition to the story but: Soooooo why didn't she do the things she was supposed to do?
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Why isn't Marian's heart darkened?

In season 4, when Regina takes out Marian's heart, it's not dark. Shouldn't it be because of the following fact?
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Why did Merlin's "voicemail" tell the heroes they need Nimue to defeat the Dark One?

In the Once Upon a Time episode The Bear and the Bow, our heroes use the magic mushroom to summon Merlin. But instead of Merlin, they get Merlin's "voicemail," that tells our heroes that the ...
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Does time pass normally in the Enchanted Forest?

After the first Dark Curse, and everyone returns to the Enchanted Forest, we meet Robin Hood, who has taken up residence in the Dark One's Castle. He has a young son named Roland, whose mother is ...
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Where did the snowflake necklace come from?

In Once Upon A Time, Elsa finds a snowflake necklace in their mother's belongings, and gives it to Anna. However, we later learn that How did the necklace wind up back in the castle in Arendelle?
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Once Upon a Time - Merlin Timeline inconsistency?

In the Once Upon a Time episode Nimue, we are told that Merlin received his magic "a thousand years before the age of Arthur" roughly 1500 years before the present. (as per Wiki and during opening ...
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Where does Storybrooke get all of their stuff?

Aside from a short stint, Storybrooke is protected from the outside world so that it cannot be found, meaning that items cannot be shipped in from outside sources. But we often see Storybrooke ...
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What is Pan's Shadow?

In-universe, everyone refers to the black smoke monster as "Pan's Shadow", saying that it does his bidding. We also see that it is possible for a magic user to remove their own shadow and have it do ...
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When did Rumplestiltskin learn of Pan's origin?

During the course of season three, we learn that Rumplestiltskin has run across Peter Pan before, when But during this encounter, Rumple either does not know, or does not acknowledge Pan's true ...
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Is there any significance to what the Apprentice did in the season finale?

In the finale for season 4 of Once Upon a Time, we see the Apprentice use the hat on Is there any significance to this(the bolded part), or was it an editing mistake?
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Is "In Wonderland" a new series or does it contain story-relevant plots from the main series?

I'm currently watching Once Upon A Time again, as a new season for me has been released. I am aware that there is a spin-off series calles Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, but I'm not sure when this ...
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Why didn't Ingrid grow up in Storybrooke but Henry did? [duplicate]

I was watching "Shattered Sight" in season 4 again, and I realized something. When Emma asks Ingrid the reason she didn't grow up, she said that no one grows up in Storybrooke. But Ingrid was not ...
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Why did the snow queen attack Marian/Zelena Specifically?

Was there any reason behind Marian/Zelena being frozen during the Snow Queen's reign? Did she know that she was Zelena? Was she afraid of her powers? Why did she not reveal to the rest that it was her?...
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Once Upon A Time family tree

The interconnectedness of heroes and villains in Once Upon A Time makes for a very intriguing storyline and dialogue. Has anyone ever drawn up a family tree showing relationship/genealogy of ...
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What is the car Cruella DeVil drives in the TV series Once Upon a Time?

In OUaT, Cruella appears as a live-action recreation of her 101 Dalmatians cartoon character, complete with car. The car appearing in OUaT shares some styling cues with the Panther De Ville appearing ...
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What "price" is there for mundane magic like teleporting?

In Once Upon a Time, we are told ad nauseam that "all magic comes with a price". For instance, Rumplestiltskin becoming the Dark One gives him a physically ugly appearance and Regina's curse required ...
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The magic in Once Upon a Time [closed]

In The Once Upon a Time universe is there a limit to what magic can do ? And what abilities have been displayed?
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Is Rumplestiltskin immortal?

Is Rumplestiltskin immortal except for his dagger? Or is he killable but if you kill him with the dagger you gain the Dark One's powers?
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If Emma is that powerful, why does she still need to drive her yellow VW Bug?

Mr. Gold, the formerly Evil Queen, the ambiguously evil Snow Queen, and the green-coloured-witch of Oz simply needed the wave of an arm to be teleported to wherever vicinity they so wish. And now ...
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Why didn't Cora's kiss break the Dark one's magic

In the whole tv series we are always told that true loves kiss breaks all magic. Now in one flash back in fairytale land we see that Rumplestiltskin and Cora had somewhat of an affair and Rumple ...
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Do Elsa and the snow queen never change clothes?

In the TV show Once Upon a Time - Elsa, mother snow queen and the pirate don't ever seem to change clothes. I can think of several possibilities: They wear the same attire every day. They have magic ...
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How did Rumpelstiltskin find Henry?

I am currently at the start of the second season of Once Upon a Time, so if my question will be answered later simply let me know that it will with no spoilers please. How did Rumpelstiltskin find ...
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Why did Henry age in Once Upon a Time while others did not? And why didn't anyone notice?

I just started watching the second season of the show so if my question will be answered later just let me know without any spoilers please. Now my actual question: Henry was born when Emma was 18. ...
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Is Once Upon a Time adding to Frozen canon?

The first half of season 4 of Once Upon a Time (OUaT) is making use of the characters and story from Frozen. Up until this week's episode, they'd been writing a story that takes place after the ...
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What is the definition of true love?

In 'Once upon a time' series there is the myth of true love. Rumplestiltskin declares himself really interested to it: I'm a fan of true love, dearie. And more importantly... what it creates. ...
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How much did the 'The Evil Queen' rule in OUAT?

In Once Upon a Time when Regina became queen, how much did she rule over? Was it only the entirety of the Enchanted Forest? How long/far did her power extend to? Did she own every single part of land ...
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