|First mention:||"The Crocodile"|
|First appearance:||"Second Star to the Right"|
|Latest appearance:||"Going Home"|
There's a reason it's called Neverland. Because once you set foot in its soil, the Shadow never lets you leave.
Reason: Update from 301 to 305
From the Enchanted Forest, Malcolm and his young son, Rumplestiltskin, arrive to Neverland from a magic bean with the intention of starting a new life together. Having previously visited Neverland in his dreams as a boy, Malcolm is hung up on continuing to experience the same freedom he had then, which include the ability to fly. He is horrified upon discovering flying no longer works even after procuring pixie dust. As the sole inhabitant of Neverland, the Shadow tells him, adults do not belong on the island. Malcolm, unwilling to let go of his youth, abandons his son to be taken back to the Enchanted Forest by the Shadow so he himself is transformed into a boy and can stay in Neverland forever. While whisked away, Rumplestiltskin drops a doll his father previously gifted him. Malcolm picks it up and later adopts the same name as the doll, Peter Pan. The Shadow takes Pan to Skull Rock, showing him a large hour glass of sand, which dictates how much time he has left until his life runs out. Pan vows to find a way to remain immortal for all eternity. ("Think Lovely Thoughts")
A ship lieutenant of the Jewel of the Realm named Killian and his captain brother, Liam, travel to Neverland under orders from their king to procure a special healing plant called Dreamshade. Once there, they are met by Pan, who tells them about the poisonous effects of the plant. Killian begins having doubts, so Liam cuts his arm with a branch of Dreamshade to prove it is not deadly. However, his brother collapses from the spreading venom and Killian pleads for help from Pan. After he is given access to the island's curative spring, Pan warns Killian not to take his brother out of Neverland unless they are willing to pay the price of magic. He fails to understand the boy's hidden meaning, and cures Liam with the spring water. As the two brothers sail out of Neverland's waters, intending to reveal their king's true nature to their nation, Liam succumbs to death as the price of magic. Killian and the remaining crew strip themselves of their former lives, unwilling to serve a king so vicious, and rename the ship to the Jolly Roger as they live out their days as plundering pirates at sea. ("Good Form")
With the power of a magic pan flute, Pan draws in youths from other worlds who can only use the instrument's music if they feel unloved and lost. He takes them back to Neverland with him and they form his entourage of Lost Boys. ("Nasty Habits")
Since obtaining powers of the Dark One, an ageless Rumplestiltskin tracks down Hook, who years earlier had stolen his wife, Milah. Instead, the tables are turned when he finds out Milah ran away willingly with Hook, and bargains to trade a magic bean in exchange for both her and Hook's lives. Milah is killed in Rumplestiltskin's fit of rage, and Hook refuses to surrender the magic bean, and tricks him into cutting off the wrong hand that is supposedly hiding it. After Rumplestiltskin has left, Hook takes out the magic bean and tosses it into the ocean; opening a portal and takes himself and his ship's crew to Neverland. He states it is a place where no one ever ages or grows old. ("The Crocodile")
In London, the Shadow takes a girl, Wendy, to Neverland where she sees mermaids and fairies. She is fascinated by the mysterious and fun world but at night, all the children begin to miss their parents and cry through the night. The Shadow refuses to let any of the children go home, and the only reason Wendy is allowed to return is because she is a girl and the Shadow wants another boy. It is going to come back and snatch away one of Wendy's brothers though her house guest, Baelfire, promises to not let it happen. The Shadow comes the next night to take away one of the boys. Armed with makeshift weapons, they defend themselves against the Shadow and hide in the nursery cubby-hole, but Wendy's brother Michael becomes distracted and is nearly taken by the creature. Baelfire protects Michael and asks the Shadow to take him instead. The Shadow grabs onto Baelfire and flies him towards Neverland. As they approach, Baelfire refuses to go without a fight and lights a matchstick to scare off the Shadow. The result is he's dropped into the sea and almost drowns, but is picked up by Captain Hook of the Jolly Roger. ("Second Star to the Right")
When the Lost Ones from Neverland come aboard the ship to search for a certain boy, Hook assumes they mean to take Baelfire, so he hides him below deck in an air vent. The lead Lost One, Felix, searches from room to room, but cannot find the boy Peter Pan sent them after and is forced to leave empty-handed. Baelfire finds out Hook has been lying to him about knowing who his father, Rumplestiltskin, is as well as his past relationship with Baelfire's mother, Milah. Disgusted, Baelfire wants to get off the ship and willingly goes with the Lost Ones via rowboat to Neverland's shoreline. After he gets off, Felix assesses the newcomer's face with a parchment drawing of another boy but is disappointed the two do not match, and Baelfire is not the boy Pan is looking for. Felix remarks he is lucky not to be the boy on the parchment. The Lost One then asks Felix whether they will be able to find the boy on the parchment. ("And Straight On 'Til Morning")
Hook finally sets foot on the island of Neverland with one of his crewman, Smee, in search of a way back to the Enchanted Forest. An ex-fairy named Tinker Bell knocks out his companion and threatens the captain at knife point. Under duress, he admits his reason for being on the island is to find magic to return home, and then interrogates his assailant by prodding into her past as a fairy. When her guard is down, Hook pulls out his rum bottle and offers Tinker Bell a drink. She asks him about is so important to back home. Bitterly, he recounts how the Dark One killed his beloved, which fuels his own desire for revenge. Even though it may come at the cost of his own life, Hook states he only risks himself for two things; love and revenge. ("Going Home")
For detailed location information, please see the list of Neverland locations.