This article focuses on the character Blue Fairy. For her Storybrooke counterpart, see Mother Superior.
|Enchanted Forest Character|
|Portrayed by:||Keegan Connor Tracy|
|Latest appearance:||"The Queen Is Dead"|
|Latest mention:||"The Evil Queen"|
I hear your wish, you don’t need to wish it so loudly
The Blue Fairy is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the first episode of the first season. She is portrayed by guest star Keegan Connor Tracy, and is the Enchanted Forest counterpart of Mother Superior.
Before the CurseEdit
The Blue Fairy is known in the land of the Enchanted Forest as "Reul Ghorm", and legend has it if someone calls for her help, their wish can be granted. She is comes to assist a young village boy named Baelfire and hears out his story concerning with his father, Rumpelstiltskin. The Blue Fairy can sense something dark in his life, and he makes mention of his father being the Dark One. Baelfire worries magic will continue to destroy the gentle and loving person his father used to be. He desperately wants to find a way the two of them can live together without magic. The Blue Fairy points out his father can never be as he once was, but they can go to "a land without magic" where magic does not exist at all, and gives him the last magic bean in existence. Despite Baelfire's attempt to persuade his father to go to this new land with him, Rumplestiltskin refuses to give up his power and lets go of his son's hand just as the portal created by the bean closes. After realizing Baelfire has been sucked into the portal and is gone from the Enchanted Forest, Rumplestiltskin frantically calls the Blue Fairy.
She tells him that there is no way for him to get to that world without paying a great price, which is giving up this land in exchange for the next. The Blue Fairy accidentally admits there is a curse that can be used to do as much, but takes comfort in the fact that he will never be able to pull it off. Rumplestiltskin vows to do whatever it takes to get Baelfire back. ("The Return")
The Blue Fairy also often helps those who wish upon a blue star. She hears the wish of Jiminy, who accidentally causes the murder of a boy's parents, and wants her to bring them back.
Bringing someone back is within the limits of her magic, and though she cannot bring the parents back, she does have the poewr to allow Jiminy to watch over the boy. At Jiminy's request, she turns him into a cricket and instructs him to watch over the boy, Geppetto. ("That Still Small Voice")
The Blue Fairy is mentor to Queen Eva, and when the Queen falls deathly ill, the castle servant, Johanna, tells a young Princess Snow White that she should go to her if she seeks a way to save her mother. Before Snow White has time to make her wish, the Blue Fairy already appears before her, which puzzles the girl, but is reassured when told she knows when she is needed. Unknown to Snow White, the one who appears that night is not the Blue Fairy, but Cora in disguise. Under the fake facade, the not Blue Fairy pushes Snow White in the direction of possibly using dark magic in the form of a candle to save Eva's life. She warns Snow White must choose one person's life to end in to keep her mother alive. Though tempted, Snow White cannot bring herself to do an evil deed to another living person out of selfishness and refuses to use the candle. ("The Queen Is Dead")
Years later, she is training one of the fairies, Nova, to collect fairy dust from the mines and waits in the clouds for her. The Blue Fairy scolds Nova on her clumsiness and warns her that fairy dust is the most powerful substance in the world because it is fueled magic. She instructs Nova from next year on, she will be gathering the fairy dust on her own. Disappointed, Nova voices her dream of becoming a fairy godmother. The Blue Fairy laughs, calls Nova a dreamer, and flies away. Many nights later, when Dreamy is going to Firefly Hill to run away with Nova, she, along with the head dwarf named Bossy, intercept him. She tells him that the two do not belong together, and further exemplifies this by saying if he gives up, Nova may finally be able to become a fairy godmother.
The Blue Fairy argues if they ran away together, it would bring untold happiness to the world. Her speech and Bossy's facts convince Dreamy to go to Firefly Hill--not to run away with Nova and explore the world, but to make sure that they can never be together again. ("Dreamy")
The Evil Queen and King George join forces in war against Snow White and Prince Charming. Alas, King George is defeated. Snow White encounters the Queen in the forest and ask her to surrender. While the two are engaged in conversation, the Blue Fairy sneaks up behind and throws the dust on the Queen rendering her frozen in place. Defeated, the Queen is taken as a prisoner. The Blue Fairy attends the war council meeting to decide with the other members the fate of the ex-Queen. They come to the conclusion death is a fitting punishment. At the execution, Snow White orders the event to a halt after the executioners arrows' have been fired, and the Blue Fairy hastily stops them inches away from Regina's body. ("The Cricket Game")
During Cinderella's pregnancy, the dealer maker Rumplestiltskin asks for his end of the bargain of their contract by acquiring her first born child. Horror stricken at the prospect, Cinderella receives the aid of the Blue Fairy. Through the Blue Fairy's creation of a magical red quill combined with squid ink, Cinderella tricks him into signing a new fake contract with the ink. From doing so, Rumplestiltskin is unable to move and hauled off to a prison in the dwarves mines to prevent him from procuring Cinderella's child. ("The Price of Gold")
Due to the impending curse, the Blue Fairy goes the grown up Geppetto, who has become a wood carver, to request he fashion a wardrobe from the last enchanted tree so two people, namely Snow White and Prince Charming, can safely go through the wardrobe to another land and be protected from the curse's effects until the prophecized time of twenty-eight years in which their child will break the curse. After hearing about the potential danger his son, Pinocchio, will be in if he stays, Geppetto stubbornly refuses to make the wardrobe unless his son is one of the people to go through the wardrobe. Stuck in a dilemma, the Blue Fairy hesitantly agrees to the deal. ("The Stranger")
A short while later, Prince Charming and Snow White discuss how to defeat the Evil Queen's curse with their allies. Just before everyone votes to going to war, the Blue Fairy flies in with an enchanted tree. She claims the tree, if carved into a vessel, will take one person and whisk them away to another world, so that the person can come back for everyone else and save them.
The original plan is for Snow White to go inside the tree so that she and her unborn baby would be safe. However, Snow White goes into labor the day the wardrobe is finished. Because of the early delivery, the Blue Fairy pleas for Geppetto to tell the truth and allow Snow White and her daughter to pass through the wardrobe together instead. Assured Geppetto will listen to her, she leaves to complete her final preparations before curse overtakes the whole land. However, Geppetto ignores her request and puts Pinocchio into the wardrobe anyway. A moment later, Prince Charming fights his way past the Queen's knights to the wardrobe, where he places his newborn baby Emma inside; sending her to the next world alone. ("Pilot")
- "The Blue Fairy" was a name given to the character in the 1940 Disney film version of Pinocchio, as her name in the original story was simply "The Fairy with Turquoise Hair".
- The Blue Fairy is also referred to as "Reul Ghorm," which is Scots Gaelic for "blue star". ("The Return")
- The part of the Blue Fairy was offered to Lady Gaga, but the creators never heard back from her manager.
- She is the first fairy to appear in the series.
- She has lied, despite claiming to Rumplestiltskin that fairies don't lie. She tells Snow White and Prince Charming, at Geppetto's insistence, that the magic tree can only protect one person from the Dark Curse, when, in actuality, it can save two. ("The Stranger")
- Emma Swan wishes on a candle shaped like a blue star, an allusion to the scene in Disney's 1940 film Pinocchio, in which Pinocchio wishes on a blue star and his wish is granted by the Blue Fairy. ("Pilot")
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