For the character created by Dr. Jekyll's Serum, see Evil Queen (Serum).
For the Season Two episode, see "The Evil Queen".
Regina, better known as the Evil Queen, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the seventh episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by starring cast member Lana Parrilla, and is the Wish Realm version of the Evil Queen.
In Storybrooke, a version of Regina created by a serum gains possession of a magical lamp and wishes for Emma Swan's wish to have never been the savior to come true. Though unwilling, the genie is forced to obey and grants her the wish, which prompts a new world to come into existance, containing parallel personas of the Enchanted Forest inhabitants. In this new world, Rumplestiltskin takes Regina as his apprentice and entrusts her with the task to cast the so-called Dark Curse. At some point, the Evil Queen kidnaps Belle and locks her up in a tower, leaving her to starve to death. Eventually, the Evil Queen's attempt to cast the curse fails when her archenemies Snow White and Prince David steal her magic. ("Wish You Were Here", "Tougher Than the Rest", "A Pirate's Life", "Eloise Gardener")
Aware of the Queen's plan to cast the Dark Curse, which he hoped to benefit from in his quest to kill the Dark One, Hook is surprised when Regina comes to announce that the heroes stole her magic, leaving her unable to cast the curse. Smee mocks the Queen for being defeated, causing an irritated Regina to try to magically choke him, but nothing happens since the Queen is now magicless. She asks Hook for safe passage away from the land before Snow and David find her and requests a trip aboard the pirate's ship, offering, as payment, a map to a witch's tower in a far-off land where Hook might find magic powerful enough to defeat an immortal, such as Rumplestiltskin. The pirate accepts the deal. ("Eloise Gardener")
Some time later, the Queen is gambling with Smee, who shares the news that Hook accomplished to retrieve a magical flower from the other world. An impatient Regina looks relieved when Hook arrives, and insists they should depart from the kingdom soon enough, but Hook states he won't join her. Instead, he nominates Smee to be the ship's captain and take her away. The Evil Queen, puzzled by his decision, wonders what might be more important for him than getting his revenge on the Dark One. ("Eloise Gardener")
At some point, a sword fight takes place, in which Snow and David defeat the Evil Queen. They banish her from the kingdom with the fairies using magic to ensure that she can never return. A statue of the royal couple is built on the spot where the battle was won. ("Wish You Were Here")
While celebrating her birthday, Snow and David's daughter, Emma, tells her parents about a dream she had, in which the Queen had cast the curse and they lived in a place called Storybrooke. The princess is calmed by her parents, who assure her that the Queen is no longer a threat. Later on, Emma meets Storybrooke's version of Regina and mistakes her for the Queen her parents had banished from the kingdom. As Regina tries to explain her the truth, Snow and David appear. The king wields his sword to threaten who he thinks is the Evil Queen, forcing Regina to teleport away. On the advice of an imprisoned Rumplestiltskin, Regina disguises herself as the Evil Queen and interrupts Sir Henry's knighting ceremony, taking Snow and David captive and eventually, despite Emma's pleading, killing them by crushing their hearts. Although this eventually results in Emma remembering that the Wish Realm is not her home, Sir Henry swears revenge on the Evil Queen for the murder of his grandparents and kidnapping of his mother and begins traveling the realm in search of her. ("Tougher Than the Rest", "The Final Battle Part 1")
The Evil Queen native to the Wish Realm, having grown old, continues to live somewhere else after her banishment.
- The Evil Queen is wearing the same coat her Enchanted Forest counterpart wore in the Season One episodes "Heart of Darkness" and "An Apple Red as Blood", the Season Two episodes "The Outsider" and "The Evil Queen", the Season Three episode "Snow Drifts" and the Season Four premiere "A Tale of Two Sisters".
|Once Upon a Time: Season Six|
|"The Savior":||"A Bitter Draught":||"The Other Shoe":||"Strange Case":||"Street Rats":||"Dark Waters":||"Heartless":||"I'll Be Your Mirror":||"Changelings":||"Wish You Were Here":||"Tougher Than the Rest":|
|"Murder Most Foul":||"Ill-Boding Patterns":||"Page 23":||"A Wondrous Place":||"Mother's Little Helper":||"Awake":||"Where Bluebirds Fly":||"The Black Fairy":||"The Song in Your Heart":||"The Final Battle Part 1":||"The Final Battle Part 2":|
|Once Upon a Time: Season Seven|
|"Hyperion Heights":||"A Pirate's Life":||"The Garden of Forking Paths":||"Beauty":||"Greenbacks":||"Wake Up Call":||"Eloise Gardener":||"Pretty in Blue":||"One Little Tear":||"The Eighth Witch":||"Secret Garden":|
|"A Taste of the Heights":||"Knightfall":||"The Girl in the Tower":||"Sisterhood":||"Breadcrumbs":||"Chosen":||"The Guardian":||"Flower Child":||"Is This Henry Mills?":||"Homecoming":||"Leaving Storybrooke":|