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The article focuses on the Enchanted Forest character, Jack. For the fairytale, see
"Jack and the Beanstalk".
Enchanted Forest Character
Biographical Information
Status: Deceased
Physical Description
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Hair color: Dark brown
Eye color: Blue
Current Enemies:
Current enemies:
Show Information
Portrayed by: Cassidy Freeman
First mentioned: "The Doctor"
First appearance: "Tallahassee"
Latest appearance: "Tiny"
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Jack was a man who fought a terrible war; defeating all but one of the evil giants.

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Jacqueline, better known as Jack, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the sixth episode of the second season. She is portrayed by Cassidy Freeman, and does not have a Storybrooke counterpart.

Jack is based on a character of the same name from the English folktale, "Jack and the Beanstalk".


Before First Curse

Sometime in the past, Jack travels to Wonderland and saves a village from a beast called a Jabberwock. As a reward, she is given a magic mushroom from a "wise woman" as a gift.[1]

In one kingdom's castle in the Enchanted Forest, Jack is having a secret rendezvous with the prince, James, in his bedroom. As they kiss passionately, James' father, King George, storms in and demands his son cease what he is doing; as the treasury of the kingdom is being run down due to his latest runs of dalliances. King George orders James to investigate a giant that's been sighted nearby. In the woods near the castle, Jack and James see the giant, Anton, watching people outside a tavern window. In a friendly gesture, Jack gives Anton a magic mushroom so he can shrink to human size. After he does so, the couple take him to the pub. Taking advantage of the naive giant, they trick him into feeling pity for their kingdom, which is in dire need of money to pay off debts. Anton mentions magic beans, but then offers treasure instead. As he returns up the beanstalk to fetch the treasure, Jack and James lead an army up to infiltrate the giants' home and steal magic beans. On orders of his brother, Arlo, Anton destroys the beans before they can take them. While James is busy grabbing valuables, Jack duels Arlo and stabs him with her poisoned blade. Before she can flee, Arlo pierces her with the same weapon. Mortally wounded, Jack pleads for help from James, who coldly informs her that he has a kingdom to run and flees down the beanstalk. Presumably, Jack later succumbs to her injury. ("Tiny")

After First Curse

Many years later, Hook mentions all the giants except for one are deceased from the past battle against humans. Although he is aware of Jack's part in slaying the giants, he is not aware that Jack was a woman. When Emma and Hook sneak into the castle of the remaining giant, Anton, to look for a enchanted compass, they stumble upon Jack's skeleton. Later, Emma uses Jack's sword to threaten Anton. ("Tallahassee")


  • The casting call describes her as, "a 30-year-old brunette who is a sophisticated lady and also a fierce hunter of deadly creatures."[2]
  • The casting call name for her was "Helena".[2]
  • There are several British folktales of a boy named Jack slaying a giant (or multiple giants). "Jack and the Beanstalk" is the English version, while the more violent Cornish version, "Jack the Giant-Killer" is also well-known. Needless to say, Jack being a woman is a modern conceit.
  • The name "Jacqueline" is of French origin derived from the feminine form of the French name "Jacques"[3] and itself derived from the Biblical Hebrew name "Ya'aqov" that means "supplanter".[4]
  • The name "Jack" is of English origin derived from a diminutive form of the name "John" that means "God is gracious".[5]
  • Jack carried a distinctive sword engraved with her name. ("Tiny")


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Start a Discussion Discussions about Jack

  • Jack and the Jabberwocky

    3 messages
    • Time doesn't pass differently at all. An hour here is an hour there. The only difference is how advanced each realm's civilization is, with m...
    • Edward Zachary Sunrose wrote: But we don't know how many Jabberywocky's are out there. Nor do we know if Wonderland's Jabberwocky adopted the n...
  • Jack is a girl?

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    • So Jack gets a mention by Hook saying "Jack, was a man..." And all that crap so I'm confused about Jack's gender so is he/she a boy or girl?????
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