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This article focuses on the first iteration of the King.
For his Storybrooke counterpart, see Mitchell Herman.
For the second iteration, see King (Hyperion Heights).

My dear Ella, we are thrilled to have you join our family, and I hope our family will soon be growing.
—The King to Cinderella src

The King 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, and is the Enchanted Forest counterpart of Mitchell Herman.

The King is based on a character of the same name from the fairytale "Cinderella", and the Disney film Cinderella.


Before First Curse

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")

For events occurring after the casting of the first curse, see Mitchell Herman.


The King
Prince Thomas


  • 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

Set Dressing

  • His castle's coat of arms[1] is three bends sinister (bands running from the bearer's upper left corner of the shield to the lower right side). There are two different color schemes.[2] ("The Other Shoe")


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.


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  • Thomas' Kingdom

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    • Well, we could see something like that. But also, Robin could be from Camelot, but not live there. I think it's just that there are alot...
    • Robin Hood could still be from Camelot. That doesn't change the fact that the King might be King Richard.