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This article focuses on the second iteration of the Enchanted Forest.
For the first iteration, see Enchanted Forest.
With all the chaos in the land, it's made heroes so scarce.
Eudora to Tiana src

The New Enchanted Forest,[1] also known as the Alternate Enchanted Forest,[2] is a New Fairy Tale Land realm[3] featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the twenty-first episode of the sixth season.

History

After Fourth Curse

The New Enchanted Forest is ruled by a King, whose power extends to smaller kingdoms in other regions of the realm. At some point, there is a great war which is won with the help of cook who takes up arms as a soldier. This man, Tiana's father, gains the title of prince for his heroism, and after the war, he and his wife Eudora rebuild their portion of land into their own kingdom. ("Greenbacks")

Years later in the realm, Lady Tremaine conspires with the King's heir, the prince, to murder her own husband, Marcus, though Marcus' stepdaughter Cinderella believes only the prince is responsible and swears to kill him as revenge. When the greedy King increases taxes on all the lands, causing much suffering among the commoners, Princess Tiana decides to fight back by forming a Resistance and recruiting people to join her in removing the King as well as Lady Tremaine from power. At a ball held for the prince to find a bride, Tiana goes there to keep watch on him, while Cinderella attempts to assassinate him. Lady Tremaine, having had hopes of rising through the ranks of power through her daughter, Drizella, by having her become the prince's consort, has her plans undone when the prince rejects Drizella. She then kills the prince, eliminating him from the line of succession, in order for the King's second son Prince Gregor to be the next heir, as he has taken a liking to Drizella. When Cinderella is blamed as the murderer, she escapes the castle with Henry's help and then evades capture by pursuing guards with Tiana's aid. After finding out Lady Tremaine had a hand in her stepfather's death, Cinderella joins the Resistance in order to help Tiana stop Tremaine from ruining any more people's lives. ("Hyperion Heights", "The Garden of Forking Paths", "Greenbacks")

As the Resistance plans an attack on Tremaine's manor, scouts from the group report back to Tiana about Tremaine's movements, including her transportation of magic and weapons from the King's vault to the manor. Tiana's concerns lie with a scroll drawing of an intricate box that is currently in Tremaine's possession, which she believes is some sort of secret weapon. Instead, Cinderella goes to the manor to find out that, in fact, it is a coffin housing her stepsister Anastasia's body, as Tremaine wishes to resurrect her. Later, with Regina's help, she persuades Tiana that attacking the manor is a bad idea because Tremaine has set a trap for them inside, to which Tiana calls off the mission. ("The Garden of Forking Paths")

While Prince Gregor is engaged to Drizella, she kills him to sully the purity of her heart to prevent Tremaine from using it to revive Anastasia. It is not known if the King named another heir after both his sons died. ("Wake Up Call")

At some point, Tremaine appears to work together with some members of the Resistance, Tiana, Hook, Regina, and Henry, to entrap Drizella with blood magic to stop her from casting the Dark Curse. The day of Tiana's coronation as her kingdom's new Queen, Regina mentions she has proven herself to be a leader after defeating Tremaine. Tiana puts the coronation on hold to find a gator terrorizing the lands, out of fear for her people's lives, and she tracks down and kills the beast with aid from Prince Naveen, a royal from the kingdom of Maldonia. ("The Eighth Witch", "A Taste of the Heights")

Eight years later, Drizella becomes a renewed threat to the New Enchanted Forest when she is freed by Gothel and her coven of witches, with the promise of helping her cast the curse. Though the heroes succeed in stealing the curse scroll from Drizella, Regina voluntarily agrees to cast the curse in order to save Henry, whose heart was poisoned by the witches and his survival can only be ensured by going to a Land Without Magic. As the curse sweeps through the New Enchanted Forest, the citizens of this realm are taken away to Hyperion Heights. ("The Eighth Witch")


Society and Culture

  • This new version of the Enchanted Forest has lots of similarities to its first iteration. However, unlike the Enchanted Forest, which seems to be frozen in the Middle Ages, judging by the clothes of the people, the New Enchanted Forest seems to be frozen in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, with small elements taken from the Middle Ages.
  • There is a hierarchy between the kingdoms, like a "federal" kingdom and "federated" kingdoms, as the King seems to rule all over the realm, and can raise taxes on everyone in the region, including Tiana's home kingdom. ("The Garden of Forking Paths", "Greenbacks")
  • There is French influence on the local culture, since Drizella, Tiana and Dr. Facilier can speak French, like "nouveau riche (new rich)", "fête de faillite (bankruptcy party)", and enchanté (nice to meet you)". ("Greenbacks", "A Taste of the Heights")
  • There is a bayou, and it seems pretty relevant to the local culture, even Cecelia makes reference to it: "You make the best lavender lemonade north of the bayou." ("Greenbacks", "One Little Tear", "A Taste of the Heights")
  • Every year in the New Enchanted Forest consists of 365 days, and leap years do not exist. ("The Girl in the Tower")

Locations

For detailed location information, please see the New Enchanted Forest Locations category or the list of minor New Enchanted Forest locations.

Kingdoms

The New Enchanted Forest is divided into kingdoms, much as the Land Without Magic is currently divided into countries. It also seems that there is a hierarchy between the kingdoms, as there is a "federal" kingdom and are "federated" kingdoms. Known kingdoms of the New Enchanted Forest are:

Notes:

  • Bolded Names are canon location names. Such names have been given in-show by characters themselves.
  • "Previously ruled by" denotes that the current ruler inherited the kingdom.

Inhabitants

Notes:
^: Current inhabitant
*: This inhabitant's status and/or current whereabouts is unknown
No mark: Taken to Seattle via a curse
†: Deceased inhabitants

Trivia

On-Screen Notes

  • Henry's board of connections in "Flower Child" refers to this realm as "Alt Enchanted Forest".

Appearances

Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

References


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