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This article focuses on the Magic Dust found at the bottom of the Great Divide.
For the similarly named substance, see Fairy Dust.


Help me procure something. Just a little bit of magic in the form of dust.
—The Red Queen to Alice src

Magic Dust is a magical substance on ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. It appears in the fifth episode.


History

Before First Curse

The Red Queen requests Alice's help for gathering some special dust as protection against Jafar. In return, she'll lend a hand in leading Alice to her lost love, Cyrus. Alice asks about the location of the magic dust and the Queen tells her that it's on the other side of the Great Divide. Alice reluctantly agrees and together they travel to the Great Divide to fetch the dust.

The Red Queen shows Alice a tablet on the floor that reads, "The pure of heart shall make the leap" and to reach the dust, Alice has to cross towards the ravine by walking on thin air. Alice cracks the riddle as by having firm trust and belief in the purest feeling in her own heart—Cyrus. This allows her to walk on air for a few steps, but suddenly, she falls down into a cave pit. She stands up, unharmed and begins looking for the dust. She is visited by a younger, more vengeful child version of herself and asks her where the dust is, but the child only provides cryptic answers. Alice ends up facing the dark emotions that plagued her after watching Cyrus' supposed death. The child Alice brings the Red Queen down to the cave and pushes her older self to choose to take revenge. Alice moves to slash the Red Queen, but instead, stabs her sword into the ground. Though she believes the Red Queen deserves punishment, Alice doesn't want to be the one doing it. Happily, the child Alice congratulates her for making the right choice and turns into a pile of sparkling dust. Alice collects all of it in a bag. Upon returning to the cliff, she refuses to hand over the dust until the Red Queen tells her where Cyrus is. Instead, the Red Queen snatches the bag, having lied to Alice, and leaves her with nothing. However, Alice still has a small amount of the dust tucked in her palm.

The Red Queen travels back to her castle and throws a handful of dust on Will Scarlet, who has been transformed into a statue by Jafar. The dust clouds around Will as the spell is reversed and he turns back into a human of flesh and blood. Meanwhile, Alice blows her own dust out of her hand and it travels through the forest to a nearby mountain, where it undoes a powerful spell cast by Jafar and his tower is suddenly visible in the distance, on top of the mountain. Alice begins making her way to Cyrus. ("Heart of Stone")

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