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This article focuses on Happy's Enchanted Forest persona.
For his Storybrooke counterpart, see Happy.


Look what you're doing to Happy!
Grumpy to Snow White src

Happy is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the first episode of the first season. He is portrayed by co-star Michael Coleman, and is the Enchanted Forest counterpart of Happy.

Happy is based on one of the Seven Dwarves from the fairytale, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", and the character of the same name from the Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


History

Before First Curse

Hatching from a dwarf egg on the same day as his seven brothers, Happy receives his name from a magic pick ax before going to work in the mines. While all eight dwarves are having an evening out at the pub, only Dreamy is too distracted to eat. His brothers are unsure what is wrong with him until a young woman, Belle, correctly guesses that he has fallen in love. Dreamy, realizing he has feelings for a fairy named Nova, later discovers she too she feels the same for him, and the two make plans to see the world together. The night that Dreamy attempts to leave while everyone else is asleep, Stealthy unceremoniously wakes up the other dwarves to reveal what is going on. Despite this, Happy and his brothers, except for Stealthy, wish their brother good luck with Nova. However, after being chastised by both Bossy and the Blue Fairy that he belongs with his own kind, Dreamy breaks up with Nova and returns home. Along with the other dwarves, Happy watches a saddened and angry Dreamy break his ax and receives a new name: Grumpy. ("Dreamy")

Despite giving up on Nova, Grumpy later trades all his wages in order to buy a diamond to propose to her, though the diamond he bought was unknowningly a stolen one and he is imprisoned in King George's castle for his supposed theft. His brothers form a rescue team, in which Stealthy infiltrates the castle prison to free Grumpy. While escaping, Stealthy is killed, and Grumpy nearly meets the same fate, but he flees unharmed because of Snow White's help. Shortly after the dwarves regroup, they join Snow White as she is departing from the castle after being forced to reject her true love Prince Charming on King George's orders. Heartbroken, Snow prepares to drink a potion to erase the pain, but Grumpy stops her. As consolation, they allow her to stay at their cottage to recuperate. After Grumpy hears of Charming cancelling his engagement to Princess Abigail, he rushes home, startling the other dwarves inside with his sudden presence, and notifies Snow, however, she has already drank the potion and forgotten her true love. ("7:15 A.M.")

After ingesting the potion, Snow White becomes callous and uncaring, much to the dwarves' worry. During an intervention organized by the dwarves, Jiminy attempts to talk some sense into Snow about her change in personality. Happy openly complains about his broken mug, which she broke, but Snow snappishly remarks that the mug was ugly. Upset, he starts to throw a string of insults at her. Grumpy intervenes, pointing out to Snow how her attitude is affecting Happy, but she is unmoved. Rather than listening, she blames the Evil Queen for everything and then sets out to kill her. Many days later, Snow returns, after the potion's effects have been broken by Prince Charming, and apologizes to the dwarves for her prior behavior. Hoping to make amends with Happy, she presents him with a new mug. When she informs them that Charming is now King George's prisoner, Happy and the other dwarves join her on the rescue mission. ("Heart of Darkness")

Powered by the combined forces of the seven dwarves, fairies, Red Riding Hood, and Granny, Snow Whites break into King George's castle dungeon. However, they discover too late that King George traded Prince Charming to the Evil Queen, Regina. Invested in Prince Charming's safety, Snow White agrees, per Regina's terms, to meet her for a parley and refrain from carrying weapons. Despite that they all plea against it, Snow White reassures them everything will be fine, and she promptly leaves. When she doesn't return, they rush to the site of the meeting where they find Snow White's lifeless corpse. Despite believing her to be dead, she is actually under the effects of the Sleeping Curse. ("An Apple Red as Blood")

In mourning, the dwarves build a glass coffin to encase Snow White's body. During the funeral, Prince Charming, having escaped the Evil Queen, arrives and persuades them to lift the cover so he can say his farewells. Miraculously, he gives her a kiss of true love and breaks the Sleeping Curse. Afterwards, Prince Charming and Snow White decide to take back the kingdom together. ("Pilot", "A Land Without Magic")

Happy, Prince Charming and the rest of the dwarves look on as Snow White tries rallying villagers to join her in dethroning the Evil Queen. When the Queen herself shows up, she proposes Snow White give up on her claim to the throne and go into exile. She allows the princess to have until sundown tomorrow to deliver an answer, and for every day she refuses, oen of her loyal subjects will die. In a conversation with the dwarves and Prince Charming, Snow White resigns to giving into the Queen's demands. Believing she should fight the Queen, Prince Charming tries gaining support from the dwarves for his cause, but they suspect he wants the throne for himself. Later, the prince forges a fake Excalibur sword and has Snow White free it from a stone as a means to prove she is the rightful ruler of the kingdom. Snow White announces her refusal to surrender the crown, to which the Queen begins magically choking Grumpy. The other dwarves intervene, but all are pushed away by the Queen's magic. With Prince Charming's encouragement, Snow White injuries the Queen with the sword and declares the kingdom is hers. The Queen, deciding their fight will continue on another day, retreats. Afterwards, the dwarves finally accept the prince and celebrate with drinks. As they toast to a new future, Snow White angrily confronts Prince Charming about the fake sword as the dwarves look on in shock. However, all is forgiven once Snow White learns he used the sword in order to help her find courage to stand up to the Queen. ("Lost Girl")

Sometime during the war with the Evil Queen, Happy and the dwarves join Snow White and Prince Charming in ambushing Regina. Although they catch her off guard, Regina decides to retreat rather than fight them, since she is feeling generous on her birthday. That night, Snow White toasts her allies in honor of her stepmother, whom she hopes will spend the rest of her birthdays never finding her. Through her magic mirror, Regina witness this and begins crushing what she believes is Snow White's heart. At once, Snow White stands up, seemingly feeling the pain of her beating heart being squeezed. The more pressure Regina puts on the heart, the more frantically Snow White unravels the knotting of her layered clothes, hoping to alleviate the pressure on her chest. Happy and the others watch her behavior with concern, until Snow White pulls at her collar, where a tipsy Jiminy falls out from, much to everyone's amusement. ("Souls of the Departed")

After the defeat of King George's army, who are Regina's allies in the war, Regina herself is captured and eventually sentenced to death. At the execution, the dwarves are present to hear the Queen's last statement, which moves Snow White to the point she prevents Regina's death. Believing there is still good in Regina, Snow White tests her, but when Regina proves to be just as vengeful as before, she banishes her into exile. With the land at peace, Snow White and Prince Charming decide to marry in the castle with many of their dear friends, including Happy, are in attendance when the Evil Queen crashes the wedding to announce her plans of ruining everyone's happy endings. ("Pilot", "The Cricket Game")

On the night Snow and Charming learn the prophecy about their unborn daughter Emma and the Queen's Dark Curse, Snow makes a wish to help Emma have a happy ending, which the Blue Fairy grants by causing everyone to break out into song. The next day, Grumpy sings a tune about going to work in the mines as Doc, Sneezy, and Happy trail behind him, which the Queen witnesses through one of her castle mirrors. Later when the Queen comes to the mines while singing a response to Snow and Charming's song, she terrorizes Happy by planting her boot on his chest and using it to shove him backwards. By the following day, everyone's memories are erased, as the Blue Fairy intended it to be this way to ensure all the songs stay safe for Emma's sake. ("The Song in Your Heart")

Finally, the war council find a solution in the building of a magic wardrobe to save one person from the curse. Originally, the plan is to send a pregnant Snow White through the wardrobe, but on the day that the Dark Curse approaches, she goes into labor and gives birth Emma. After Emma is sent to the other world, Happy and the rest of the Enchanted Forest are swallowed up by the curse. ("Pilot")

For events occurring after the casting of the first curse, see the counterpart page.

Before Second Curse

After Regina takes magical preventive measures to undo Pan's casting of the Dark Curse, all the inhabitants of Storybrooke pay the price by returning to the Enchanted Forest and reverting to their prior personas. In a group, they manifest in the land of Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip. A plan quickly assembles for everyone to make their way to the Queen's old palace. Before they set out, Grumpy learns from Jiminy that fifty inhabitants have landed in the Enchanted Forest two miles away. By Prince Charming's request, Happy and the rest of the dwarves are dispatched to tell the other scattered residents to make their way to the Queen's palace. Afterwards, the dwarves rejoin their own group for the trek to the palace. During the journey, they are accompanied by Friar Tuck, Little John, and Robin Hood of the Merry Men. As they near their destination, Regina deducts there is a protection spell cast by whoever currently residing in the palace, that is keeping them out. For the time being, Robin Hood suggests everyone can take shelter at Sherwood Forest. ("New York City Serenade")

As they depart for Sherwood Forest, a flying monkey attacks, sending Happy and various other members of the crowd scurrying back to witness the creature nearly knock into Neal, though Regina quickly dispenses of the being by turning it into a stuffed animal. In a group discussion, Belle shares knowledge about the flying monkey's origins in the land of Oz, so Regina determines the person in the palace is the Wicked Witch. A plan is set up to wait for Regina to bring the shield down and then mobilize the whole group into the palace. Once night falls, Grumpy gives the signal when he spots the dissipating barrier, meaning Regina was able to lower it, so everyone begins assembling towards their destination. ("Witch Hunt")

Threatened by the presence of the Wicked Witch of the West, Prince Charming and Snow White learn from a witch named Glinda that only the most powerful of light magic can defeat her. Realizing their daughter, Emma, fits the bill, Snow White casts another curse in order to whisk herself as well as everyone else back to Storybrooke. Before the curse spreads, however, the Wicked Witch interferes by adding a potion into the mixture to erase everyone's memories of the last year in the Enchanted Forest. ("A Curious Thing")

For events occurring after the casting of the second curse, see the counterpart page.

During Alternate Reality

After Isaac rewrites everyone's stories in the Heroes and Villains book, Happy becomes one of Queen Snow White's underlings. With his six brothers, they watch over the Queen's woods and set up a trap that captures Isaac, who he orders the dwarves to search. As the dwarves strip Isaac of his belongings, Happy finds a "Long Live Regina" pin, leading Grumpy to suspect he's a traitor, before knocking him out and taking him to Snow White. From Isaac, Snow White comes to believe a boy named Henry is plotting with Regina to overthrow her kingdom, and she plans to kill both of them. ("Operation Mongoose Part 1")

Sent to hunt down Regina, the dwarves and Granny are hindered when the Blue Fairy paralyzes them with dark fairy dust. While seated at council table, Grumpy states why they couldn't reach Regina, but Granny scoffs at his excuse. Before the argument escalates, Snow White asks for silence. The Queen reasons she is not angry with them, but must set an example for their failures. Stopping behind Doc, she rips out his heart and crushes it to ash, killing him, as the rest of her followers look on in terror. Before walking out, Snow White suggests they shouldn't fail next time or another one of them will die. Once Henry harnesses the quill, he reverts Isaac's stories and returns everyone to Storybrooke. ("Operation Mongoose Part 1", "Operation Mongoose Part 2")

For events occurring after the reversion of the alternate reality, see the counterpart page.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stealthy
 
Doc
 
Dopey
 
Bashful
 
Happy
 
Sneezy
 
Sleepy
 
Grumpy

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • denotes the deceased

Appearances

Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

References