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This article focuses on Dr. Facilier's New Enchanted Forest persona.
For his Seattle persona, see Samdi.


Tiana: But how did you know I was looking for a prince?
Dr. Facilier: It's my job, isn't it? And in this business, it's all about who you know. I don't like to drop names, but I do have a few friends... on the other side.
Tiana and Dr. Facilier src

Dr. Facilier is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts, with his only appearance, in the fifth episode of the seventh season. He is portrayed by guest star Daniel Francis, and is the cursed counterpart of Samdi.[1]

Dr. Facilier is based on the character of the same name from the Disney film The Princess and the Frog.

History

After Fourth Curse

In the New Enchanted Forest, Dr. Facilier is a traveling soothsayer. At some point, he ends up being trapped, "with one foot in this world and one in a less pleasant place". To free himself, he needs the magical Firefly Ruby, which is owned by Eudora, and her daughter Tiana, since her husband's death. Knowing their financial difficulties, and their need for a saving prince, Facilier captures a frog couple and turns the male one into a man, forcing him to act as a prince if he wants to be reunited with his frog lover. Then, Facilier sends the frog-turned-man Robert, now posing as Prince Marias, to a tavern called the Crimson Crow to mislead Tiana once she will come to him. ("Greenbacks")

Hoping to discover where she could meet a prince, Princess Tiana heads into the tent alley where Facilier has set up shop, searching for him, but is surrounded by its poor inhabitants, begging her for help. Dr. Facilier emerges, chasing the people away and welcoming Tiana into his shop. Although she doesn't tell him why she has come to see him, he is already aware of her search for a prince to save her kingdom. He offers his services for free and assures her that she will find her prince if she follows the red crow. Overjoyed, Tiana leaves. The Princess meets Robert at the tavern, but she eventually uncovers the truth and Facilier's ulterior motive. With some encouragement from her mother, Tiana brings the Firefly Ruby to Dr. Facilier herself in exchange for the other frog's freedom. They briefly battle, Dr. Facilier using a doll to inflict pain on Tiana, but the ruby seems to take its effect and Dr. Facilier teleports away, leaving Tiana to reunite Robert and his frog lover. ("Greenbacks")

Magical Abilities

  • Shapeshifting - Ability to alter the appearance of oneself or others.
  • Teleportation - Ability to magically teleport oneself and/or others from one location to another.
  • Voodoo Magic - Ability to hurt someone via a voodoo doll.

Appearances

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