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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: see here
Status: Alive
Affiliation: Hero
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: "Selfless, Brave and True"
Latest mention: "And Straight On 'Til Morning"
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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.


Pinocchio is carved out of a magical tree in the Enchanted Forest by an old craftsman, Geppetto, and enchanted by the Blue Fairy to become a living wooden boy. Pinocchio is told that he can stay as a "real boy" if he is kind, selfless, and honest. At some point, Pinocchio does something to get him and his father onto a raft in the middle of the sea, where the enormous whale Monstro chases after them. Pinocchio gives Geppetto the only life preserve left; claiming that he can float since he is wooden, and dives into the sea. Geppetto later wakes up on the shoreline and sees Pinocchio face down in the water completely immobile. Because of his bravery, the Blue Fairy turns him into a real boy, but stresses he must remain brave, truthful and unselfish to maintain this life. ("The Stranger")

As the Evil Queen is preparing to cast the Dark Curse, Geppetto is visited by the Blue Fairy to ask for his assistance. Geppetto has been showing Pinocchio how to fix a clock, and the boy mischievously ties up Jiminy so he is stuck in the clock. She warns Pinocchio to be good and asks Geppetto to build a wardrobe from the last enchanted tree, which can ward off the curse. 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. However, Geppetto requires that one of two places in the wardrobe is to be occupied by his son, as it is possible that the curse can turn Pinocchio back to wood. The Blue Fairy agrees to the deal. At the war council, Pinocchio and Geppetto are in attendance as Snow White, Prince Charming and various other party members discuss what to do about the curse until the Blue Fairy arrives in with the enchanted tree, and explains to them how the wardrobe will can only save one person. Pinocchio and Geppetto begin carving out the wardrobe as a decision is made for a pregnant Snow White to go through the wardrobe. When the baby arrives early, the Blue Fairy pleads with Geppetto to tell Snow White and Prince Charming the truth, so that mother and daughter can be safe together. The Blue Fairy is adamant that the infant, Emma, must have someone to guide and look out for her as she grows up. After the Blue Fairy leaves to attend to other things, Geppetto ignores her request and places Pinocchio in the wardrobe first. He makes Pinocchio promise to take care of the baby before sending him off through the wardrobe. ("The Stranger")

Pinocchio journeys through the wardrobe into a new world, and lands in the forest. A passing airplane in the air startles him, to which he tries, with no avail, to go back into the tree, but it magically throws him back. Then, he sees Emma arrive through the tree as well. Remembering his promise to Geppetto, Pinocchio brings her into a diner across the street to seek help. They end up together at the same foster home and he keeps a close eye over Emma in the crib, and 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 Emma behind. ("The Stranger")

For events occurring after the casting of the Dark Curse, see August Booth.

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

Twenty-eight years later in Storybrooke, August dies after being wounded by Tamara, but tries to warn Emma about her with his dying breaths. He is restored to life by Mother Superior, turning August back 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 of, but Pinocchio has no memories of the events that led up to August's death. ("Selfless, Brave and True")

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




  • 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



  • Pinocchio appears in Henry's storybook in "The Stranger" and "Going Home".[1]
  • Pinocchio appears on Marco's flyer in "We Are Both".


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