For the second iteration, see King (Hyperion Heights).
The King, currently known as Mitchell Herman, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts, with his only appearance, in the fourth episode of the first season. He is portrayed by guest star Ted Whittall.
During a royal ball, the King's son, Prince Thomas, falls in love with and later proposes to his bride-to-be, Cinderella. On the day of the wedding, the King and the other royal guests applaud as Cinderella and Thomas walk down the staircase into the ballroom for the celebration. As music begins playing, everyone falls in line with their dance partners for a waltz. While dancing with his new daughter-in-law, the King encourages her and Thomas to expand their family quite soon so he can have a grandchild, which amuses Cinderella. When it comes time to switch dancer partners, he moves on while Prince Charming approaches Cinderella to resume the waltz. ("The Price of Gold")
Mitchell does not approve of his son's relationship with Ashley. After learning Ashley is pregnant, Mitchell forbids Sean from having anything to do with her. He arranges for Mr. Gold to take Ashley's baby once she gives birth. Sheriff Swan ends up on the Hermans' home doorstep while on the prowl for a missing Ashley's whereabouts. Mitchell calmly interrupts her discussion with Sean and redirects his son to go inside while he deals with the matter.
Seeing that Sheriff Swan is unaware of Ashley' previous agreeance to a specific deal, he tells her about the deal the girl made to give up her baby to Mr. Gold at the end of her pregnancy term. However, this is thwarted when Sheriff Swan agrees to owe Mr. Gold a favor in replacement of him taking Ashley's baby. ("The Price of Gold")
|Unknown||The KingMitchell Herman|
|Prince ThomasSean Herman||CinderellaAshley Boyd|
- Solid lines denote blood parent-child relationship
- Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
- Alexandra was conceived in the Enchanted Forest, but born in Storybrooke
|Once Upon a Time: Season One|
|"Pilot":||"The Thing You Love Most":||"Snow Falls":||"The Price of Gold":||"That Still Small Voice":||"The Shepherd":||"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter":||"Desperate Souls":||"True North":||"7:15 A.M.":||"Fruit of the Poisonous Tree":|
|"Skin Deep":||"What Happened to Frederick":||"Dreamy":||"Red-Handed":||"Heart of Darkness":||"Hat Trick":||"The Stable Boy":||"The Return":||"The Stranger":||"An Apple Red as Blood":||"A Land Without Magic":|
|Once Upon a Time: Specials|
|"Magic is Coming":||"The Price of Magic":||"Journey to Neverland":||"Wicked is Coming":||"Storybrooke Has Frozen Over":|
|"Secrets of Storybrooke":||"Dark Swan Rises":||"Evil Reigns Once More":||"The Final Battle Begins":|
Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.