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There's a magic wand I desire. It belongs to a certain Fairy Godmother, who is patron to your family.
Rumplestiltskin to King George src

The Fairy Godmother’s Wand is a magical item featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the fourth episode of the first season.

History

Before First Curse

Glamoured with a Six-Leaf Clover from Oz, Robin Hood breaks into the Dark Castle. He is attempting to steal a magic wand and aims a bow and arrow at Rumplestiltskin when he tries to stop him. He explains that an arrow shot from that bow would always find its target, and the arrow hits Rumplestiltskin when he tries to teleport. Rumplestiltskin pulls the arrow out of his chest, giggling, telling him that all magic comes with a price, and Rumplestiltskin is the thief's price. ("Lacey")

After escaping with the help of Belle, Robin Hood uses the wand to cure his ill wife, Marian. ("Lacey")

After this, the wand ends up in the Fairy Godmother's possession. When Prince James dies, King George summons Rumplestiltskin to revive his son, which the wizard can't do. Instead, Rumplestiltskin offers to get James' twin brother, David, to replace him if King George only reveals the whereabouts of the Fairy Fairy Godmother who is in service of King George's family. Once the deal is made, Rumplestiltskin tracks down the Fairy Godmother, when she is about to grant Cinderella's wish to attend a ball at Prince Thomas' castle. After immediately killing the fairy, Rumplestiltskin strikes himself a deal with Cinderella and uses the wand to give her a proper dress for the ball. ("The Shepherd", "The Price of Gold")

After First Curse

The Fairy Godmother's wand ends up in Mr. Gold's possession after the Dark Curse. Afraid that Cora makes her way to Storybrooke, the pawnbroker sides up with Regina to stop her. They go to the mines with the wand and absorb all of the fairy dust from the Fairy Crystals. Later, Mr. Gold uses the wand to cast a spell on the wishing well that will kill anyone trying to cross over from the Enchanted Forest. ("Queen of Hearts")

One night, Mr. Gold dreams about celebrating Henry's birthday and asking his grandson to pick any item from the pawnshop as a gift. When Henry chooses the Fairy Godmother's wand, Mr. Gold offers to demonstrate how to wield it, but in fact uses the item to turn Henry into a statue. As the rest of the family watches terrified, Mr. Gold explains that a seer told him that he must kill the boy. As he prepares to hit the statue with his cane, the nightmare ends and Mr. Gold awakes in shock.("Lacey")

Trivia

On-Screen Notes

  • Interestingly, the Fairy Godmother's wand has a very different shape than the other wands that fairies use. It still remains unknown who this wand originally belonged to. ("The Price of Gold", "Lacey")

Production Notes

  • In a deleted scene from "Heart of Gold", Rumplestiltskin is seen placing the wand on a pedestal inside his castle. Robin Hood says he's heard that fairies get quite nasty when their wands are taken from them, but Rumplestiltskin answers "only if they're still breathing after you've taken it".[1]
    • This contradicts with the timeline as Rumplestiltskin stealing the wand from the Fairy Godmother takes place several years after the events of "Heart of Gold". However, the deleted scene is not considered canon anyway.

Appearances

Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

References