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This article focuses on Abigail's Enchanted Forest persona. For her Storybrooke counterpart, see
Kathryn Nolan.
Abigail
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Enchanted Forest Character
Biographical Information
Counterpart: Kathryn Nolan
Status: Alive
Affiliation: Hero
Physical Description
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue-Green
Relationships
Relatives:
Current Allies:
Show Information
Portrayed by: Anastasia Griffith
First appearance: "Snow Falls"
Latest appearance: "What Happened to Frederick"
Latest mention: "Shadow of the Queen"
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Some people will stop at nothing to destroy the happiness of others.

—Abigail to Prince Charming src

Princess Abigail, formerly known as Regal Blond, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the third episode of the first season. She is portrayed by guest star Anastasia Griffith, and is the Enchanted Forest counterpart of Kathryn Nolan.

Abigail is based on Midas' daughter from the Greek myth, Midas.

History

Abigail falls in love with a knight named Frederick and they become engaged. However, the lovers become forever separated when Frederick is accidentally turned to gold by her father King Midas' golden touch while protecting him from an attempted robbery. She tries everything, including true love's kiss, to break the curse on Frederick, with no success. ("What Happened to Frederick")

With little hope of bringing Frederick back, she reverts to an eligible status for marriage. King Midas strikes a deal with the neighboring kingdom of King George to reward him with gold if he can get rid of a terrorizing dragon. King George's faux son Prince Charming, masquerading as James, slays the beast. Greatly impressed, King Midas gives Abigail to Prince Charming as a bride. Abigail has little quarrel with the arrangement and goes along with it. Through the woods, the future couple ride in a coach together towards their engagement party. ("The Shepherd")

During the journey, Abigail is displeased by the bumpy ride and openly complains about it to Prince Charming. They come to a halt when a fallen tree is blocking the road, so Prince Charming goes out to assess the situation. Suddenly, Abigail hears a thumping noise from atop the carriage as if something just dropped down. A thief reaches into the carriage to steal Prince Charming's jewels and rides off. Abigail screams in fright, alerting her fiancé to the robber, and he chases after the bandit on horseback. ("Snow Falls")

After the engagement party goes off without a hitch, she arrives in King George's kingdom for the actual wedding ceremony. Though King George hides the truth from her, she secretly knows that Prince Charming has run away. She has her father's soldiers capture Prince Charming while he is on the run, and gives him supplies for his journey. He is suspicious over why she is helping him, so Abigail admits that she, like him, is in love with someone else. Abigail takes him to see the golden statue of Frederick. She is desperate for a cure, and brings up rumors of the magic waters of Lake Nostos, which can restore something that was once lost. Prince Charming offers to fetch it for her, though she strongly opposes his sacrifice. She fears his valiant bravery will end in failure, and then both of them will be miserable. Instead, Prince Charming states that if he succeeds, her misery will be gone, and it not, the misery will be his own in death. Abigail accompanies to the entrance of the lake, but he goes in alone. She anxiously waits for his return at the golden statue of Frederick. Finally, he returns with the magic water, which she pours over Frederick's head. The gold melts off and her beloved returns to human. As thanks for Prince Charming's selfless act, they provide him with provisions for his journey to find Snow White. However, Abigail warns him of King George's wraith before they part ways. ("What Happened to Frederick")

On the day the Dark Curse is cast by the Evil Queen, Abigail, along with the other inhabitants of the Enchanted Forest, are taken away to another land. ("Pilot")

For events occurring after the casting of the Dark Curse, see Kathryn Nolan.

Family

 
King Midas
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frederick
 
Abigail
 

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote blood parent-child relationship
  • Dashed lines denote marriage, adoption, and relationships that result in children
  • Abigail is betrothed to Frederick

Trivia

  • The name "Abigail" is of Hebrew origin derived from the name "Avigayil" that means "my father is joy".[1]
  • Abigail is a reference to the same character featured in the Greek myth Midas.

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