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I'm your Fairy Godmother, and I'm here to change your life, Cinderella.
—Fairy Godmother to Cinderella src

The Fairy Godmother is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the fourth episode of the first season. She is portrayed by co-star Catherine Lough Haggquist, and does not have a Storybrooke counterpart.

The Fairy Godmother is based on the character of the same name from the fairytale, "Cinderella".


Before First Curse

Before she is killed, The Fairy Godmother is patron to the family of King George, who gives her whereabouts to Rumplestiltskin in exchange for his help in securing his son's twin brother. ("The Shepherd")

On the night of a ball at Prince Thomas' palace, the Fairy Godmother appears to Cinderella. She explains to Cinderella that she will turn her into a beautiful princess in order to take her "to her ball and to her prince". However, just as the Fairy Godmother is preparing to transform Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin kills her and takes her wand. Rumplestiltskin then strikes a deal with Cinderella in exchange for her transformation into a princess. ("The Price of Gold")

After First Curse

The Fairy Godmother's wand is in the possession of Mr. Gold in Storybrooke. He uses the wand to absorb the magic from the Storybrooke mines and then uses the wand to cast a curse over the well to prevent anyone from coming through. Gold mentions to Regina that the Fairy Godmother is dead and that no one is mourning her, although it is uncertain why. ("Queen of Hearts")

Magical Abilities

  • Shapeshifting - Ability to alter the appearance of oneself or others.


Character Notes


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

See Also


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