|Enchanted Forest Character|
|Portrayed by:|| Tony Amendola (Adult)|
Michael Strusievici (Young)
|Latest appearance:||"The Stranger"|
|Latest mention:||"Selfless, Brave and True"|
Sometimes you have to lie to protect the people you love.
Geppetto is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the first episode of the first season. He is portrayed by guest stars Tony Amendola and Michael Strusievici, and is the Enchanted Forest counterpart of Marco.
Geppetto is based on a character of the same name from the children's story, Pinocchio.
Before the Curse
When Geppetto is a very young boy, he meets an older man one rainy day who is setting up a puppeter show. He shows enthusiasm at the man's job of playing with puppets all day long, but notices the man is unhappy. Geppetto asks why he doesn't just do something different if puppetering doesn't make him happy, and the man answers this is who he is. Geppetto finds out he and the man both like listening to crickets chirp. After being told to hurry home, Geppetto decides to give the man his umbrella.
One night, he goes out to fetch a bucket of water and when he returns he finds three strangers in his home. He recognizes one of the people, Jiminy, as the man he recently met. Geppetto is shocked at seeing his parents, Stephen and Donna, as mere puppets. Horrified, he demands to know what Jiminy did to them. As penance for Jiminy's offense, he is to be Geppetto's conscience and guide him as he grows up. ("That Still Small Voice")
Many years later, Geppetto carves a puppet out of an enchanted tree he names Pinocchio and who he loves like his own son.
After a serious accident at sea with a whale, Pinocchio sacrifices himself to save his father. The next day the two were washed onto shore, and Geppetto is alive due to the life jacket. He found Pinocchio dead, but the Blue Fairy comes and turns him into a real boy.
As the dark curse was around the corner, Geppetto is visited by the Blue Fairy. She asks Geppetto to build a wardrobe from a magical tree, which can ward off the curse. Geppetto requires that one of two places in the wardrobe is to be occupied by his son.
At the war council, the Blue Fairy states that the tree can only protect one person. But because Emma's birth comes just before Geppetto has finished his work, the Blue Fairy asks Geppetto to tell Snow White the truth so she can accompany her daughter to the other world. Out of concern for his son, he does not follow her request, but instead makes Pinocchio promise he will take care of the baby before sending him into the cabinet. ("The Stranger")
After Geppetto told Snow White the cabinet is finished, Prince Charming takes his infant daughter, Emma, and puts her in the closet to be transported away so she can grow up in another land and be unaffected by the dark curse. ("Pilot")
- The fact that the Blue Fairy asks Geppetto to craft the magic wardrobe suggests that he is the only (known) carpenter who is able to create things out of enchanted wood.
- When he first meets Jiminy, he has an American accent. As he grew older, he has an Italian accent.
|Once Upon a Time: Season One|
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|"Fruit of the|
|Once Upon a Time: Season Two|
- Geppetto appears in Henry's storybook in "Pilot" and "The Stranger".
- Geppetto's name appears on the list Tamara has in "The Evil Queen".