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This article focuses on Pinocchio's Enchanted Forest persona. For his Land Without Magic alias, see here. For the classic story, see Pinocchio (Story).
Enchanted Forest Character
Biographical Information
Alias: August Booth
Status: Alive
Physical Description
Species: Human
Puppet (formerly)
Gender: Male
Hair color: Red
Eye color: Blue
Current Allies:
Show Information
Portrayed by: Jakob Davies
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "Snow Drifts"
Next appearance: "Unforgiven[1]"
Relevant Pages

I don't wanna go. I don't wanna leave you!

—Pinocchio to Geppetto src

Pinocchio is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the first episode of the first season. He is portrayed by guest star Jakob Davies, and is the Enchanted Forest alias of August Booth.

Pinocchio is based on a character of the same name from the children's story, Pinocchio.


Before First Curse

Carved out of a magical tree in the Enchanted Forest by an old craftsman, Geppetto, Pinocchio gains the ability to speak and move, although he remains a wooden puppet. One day, he and Geppetto are caught in a terrible storm at sea. Before the ocean's waves threaten to overturn their raft, Pinocchio insists that his father take the only remaining life vest. He then sacrifices himself by jumping into the sea. Only after this, a great whale, Monstro, tries to engulf Geppetto as an upsurge throws the older man overboard. Presumably drowning, Pinocchio washes up on the shoreline as an ordinary wooden doll. In his grief, Geppetto calls upon the Blue Fairy, who is impressed by Pinocchio's display of selflessness that she turns him into a real human boy. However, she stresses that he must remain kind, selfless and honest in order to retain this form. ("The Stranger")

One day, Pinocchio and his father are among the crowd in the village as the Evil Queen actively searches for Snow White. The Queen threatens the people for information on her enemy's whereabouts, but the crowd remains silent. Geppetto confronts the Evil Queen by saying they are good people and don't deserve to suffer, to which she exposes a prisoner of hers, that will face execution only for being loyal to Snow White. ("Snow Drifts")

During a clock repair lesson, Pinocchio mischievously ties up Jiminy so he is stuck in it. Only when the Blue Fairy arrives, Pinocchio, out of fear of turning back into wood, quickly apologizes for his actions. Nonetheless, she did not arrive to punish him, and instead asks Geppetto to build a wardrobe from the last enchanted tree, which can ward off the Evil Queen's curse. After they find the tree, she tells him that only two people may go through the portal to another land. Due to a prophecy pegging Snow White's unborn child as the savior who will break the curse in twenty-eight years, both mother and daughter must leave together. Worried about his son, Geppetto agrees to make the wardrobe, but only if Pinocchio is one of the two who will be saved. Left little choice, the Blue Fairy agrees. In front of the war council, father and son are present as the Blue Fairy lies to Snow White and Prince Charming about the wardrobe only being able to save one person. Soon, Pinocchio and Geppetto finish carving the wardrobe on the day the curse arrives. Coincidentally, Snow White gives birth early, although she was supposed to go into the wardrobe while still pregnant. The Blue Fairy, believing the child must have someone to watch over her as she grows up, pleads for Geppetto let Snow White and her daughter leave together. After the Blue Fairy leaves, Geppetto ignores her request and places Pinocchio in the wardrobe. As they part, he makes his son promise to take care of the baby. Landing in world, Pinocchio is startled by a passing airplane and then attempts to go back into the tree, which promptly ejects him. Suddenly, Snow White's baby arrives through the tree. Remembering his promise to Geppetto, Pinocchio brings her into a diner across the street to seek help. ("The Stranger", "Pilot")

During First Curse

Pinocchio and Emma end up living at the same foster home in Boston. Keeping a close eye over the baby in the crib, he even helps soothe her cries with funny faces. However, Pinocchio is tempted to leave the foster home when the other children plan on escaping on their own. He wishes to take Emma along, but they have no way of caring for an infant. With some reluctance, Pinocchio leaves her behind. ("The Stranger")

For events occurring up to his reversion back into a boy, see August Booth.

After First Curse

Twenty-eight years later in Storybrooke, August dies after being wounded by Tamara, but tries to warn Emma about her. He is restored to life by Mother Superior and turned into an eight-year-old Pinocchio as he has proven himself to be unselfish, brave and true. Emma asks him what he has been trying to warn the Storybrooke citizens about, but Pinocchio has no memories of the events that led up to August's death. ("Selfless, Brave and True")

Pinocchio resumes family life with Marco and one day meets Henry at the park. They get along well; much to Neal's amusement. ("Lacey")

While Mother Superior is attempting to make a potion to restore lost memories, she takes one of Pinocchio's hairs as one of the ingredients. Succeeding in brewing an elixir, she gives it Leroy to restore Mr. Clark's memories. ("And Straight On 'Til Morning")




  • Solid lines denote blood parent-child relationship
  • Dashed lines denote marriage, engagement and adoption relationships, and relationships that result in offspring
  • denotes the deceased
  • Stephen and Donna are the parents of Geppetto
  • Pinocchio is the adopted son of Geppetto



Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

  • Pinocchio is mentioned in a newspaper article in "True North"[2] and "Family Business".
  • Pinocchio appears in Henry's storybook in "The Stranger" and "Going Home".[3]
  • Pinocchio appears on Marco's flyer in "We Are Both".


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