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This article focuses on the second iteration of Jack.
For his Seattle persona, see Nick Branson.
For the first iteration, see Jack (Tallahassee).
For the other Enchanted Forest character, see Jack (Changelings).
For the folktale, see "Jack and the Beanstalk".

Jack is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the eighth episode of the seventh season. He is portrayed by guest star Nathan Parsons, and is the original counterpart of Nick Branson.

Jack is based on the character of the same name from the folktale "Jack and the Beanstalk" and the fairy tale and legend "Jack the Giant Killer".


After Fourth Curse

In the New Enchanted Forest, Jack encounters Henry, becoming his first friend in this realm. Together, they escape some giants. Afterwards, they part ways as Henry plans to return to his home of Storybrooke and Jack plans to go to Agrabah. However, they are reunited when Jack arrives at the Resistance Camp, informing Tiana, the leader of the Resistance, that he is looking for Henry. They briefly pretend to quarrel by recreating a scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back before breaking the facade to hug each other, and Henry introduces Jack to his new companion, Ella. ("Pretty in Blue")

After Henry and Ella's daughter Lucy is born, Jack congratulates his friend for becoming a new father, however, Drizella arrives to forewarn the heroes about a Dark Curse she will cast on the child's eighth birthday. As Jack and his allies arm themselves against Drizella, who moves to attack them with her magic, she finds herself turning into a statue because of a trap the heroes created with Lady Tremaine's help. ("The Eighth Witch")

Eight years later during Lucy's birthday, Jack is present as the girl blows out her cake candles. The celebration is interrupted by Gothel, who frees Drizella and makes it known she intends to aid her in casting the curse. Later when Lucy reports that Henry was taken by Gothel's coven of witches, Jack prepares to go with Hook and Tiger Lily to rescue him, but Ella stops them because she is aware this is part of Drizella's plan to distract them from the curse. As Regina and Zelena confront Drizella to stop her from casting the curse, the others surprise the other coven witches, with Jack holding one of the cloaked women as a hostage. Drizella, not to be intimidated, blackmails Regina into enacting the curse to save Henry, whose heart is now poisoned, by bringing him to a Land Without Magic. After the curse is cast, Jack is swept away to Hyperion Heights along with everyone else. ("The Eighth Witch")

For events occurring after the casting of the fifth curse, see Nick Branson.


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