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This article focuses on Astrid's Storybrooke persona.
For her Enchanted Forest counterpart, see Nova.
You know, someone once told me you can do anything as long as you can dream it.
—Astrid to Leroy src

Astrid is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the fourteenth episode of the first season. She is portrayed by guest star Amy Acker, and is the Storybrooke counterpart of Nova.


For events occurring before the casting of the first curse, see Nova.

During First Curse

During Storybrooke's annual Miner's Day festival, Astrid is one of the nuns helping to set up light decorations around town. As Leroy walks past, she accidentally spills some glitter on him. Quickly, she gets off the ladder and apologizes for the mess. Love-struck, Leroy helps her fix the lights. As they get to know each other, she learns he is a janitor and his dream is to sail the world on his boat. Astrid urges him that anything is possible as long as it's a dream. Later, the head nun, Mother Superior, puts Astrid in charge of using their money to buy helium. However, she ends up spending the entire budget as well as the monthly rent for their landlord. Shocked, Mother Superior demands she fix the mistake as soon as possible. In a depressed stupor, Astrid is approached by Leroy, who promises to help her sell all the nuns' candles to get back the rent she owes. Though Leroy and Mary Margaret try their hardest to attract customers into buying candles, but it ends in failure. Rather than tell Astrid the truth, Leroy says he sold out all of them. Grateful for her new friend's help, Astrid goes to Leroy's docked boat and gives him a baked pie as thanks, however, she discovers the unsold candles hidden under a tarp. Disappointed in his lies, she leaves wordlessly. During the second night of the festival, Leroy deliberately causes a blackout so the townspeople will buy candles as their only light sources. After selling out completely, he delivers the money to Astrid, who is impressed by his efforts. When offered a chance to be his first boat passenger, she happily accepts. ("Dreamy")



  • The name "Astrid" is of Old Norse origin derived from the words "áss" and "friðr" that respectively mean "god" and "beautiful".[2]


  • Astrid says to Leroy, "Someone once told me, you can do anything as long as you can dream it". This is a paraphrase of a quote by Walt Disney, "If you can dream it, you can do it." ("Dreamy")


  • Astrid tells Leroy that the nuns only sold 42 candles last year. 42 is one of the numbers from Lost. ("Dreamy")

Props Notes


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

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