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This article focuses on Pinocchio's Enchanted Forest persona. For his Land Without Magic alias, see August Booth. For the classic story, see Pinocchio (Story).
Enchanted Forest Character
Biographical Information
Alias: August Booth
Gender: Male
Status: Turned back into an adult
Home: Marco's House
Boston, Massachusetts (formerly)
Physical Description
Species: Human
Puppet (formerly)
Hair color: Red
Eye color: Blue
Show Information
Portrayed by: Jakob Davies
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "Enter the Dragon"
Latest mention: "Poor Unfortunate Soul"
Relevant Pages

Everyone wants me to remember, but I just don't.

—Pinocchio 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 co-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. ("The Stranger")

Some 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")

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")

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, 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 can through the portal to another land. Since a prophecy states Snow White's unborn child is the savior who will break the curse in twenty-eight years, both mother and daughter must go together. Worried about his son, Geppetto agrees to make the wardrobe, but only if Pinocchio is one of the two who'll 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 able to save one person. Soon, Pinocchio and Geppetto finish carving the wardrobe when 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 Emma. Landing in world, Pinocchio is startled by a passing airplane and then attempts to go back into the tree, which 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 by making funny faces. However, when the other children plan on escaping on their own, Pinocchio is tempted to leave the foster home. He wishes to take Emma along, but the other children reason that 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. She also gives him a second vial to pass on to Mr. Gold to use on Belle ("And Straight On 'Til Morning")

After Second Curse

In Regina's quest to find the Author, she learns from Henry that August once added the Pinocchio fairytale to the storybook. Although August has since reverted to being Pinocchio, she suspects the boy is the key to her answers. With Marco, Pinocchio arrives to Regina's office, where he looks at the book pages, but cannot recall anything from his time as August. As her patience wanes, Regina asks Emma to help trigger Pinocchio's memories since she and August spent so much together in the past. Emma then talks with the boy about all the things he did as August, but he still cannot remember. Frustrated, Regina vents that Pinocchio is not trying hard enough and she states his head is still be made out of wood, which greatly angers Marco. To diffuse the situation, Emma and Henry take Pinocchio to grab a snack from the vending machine. While they are gone, Marco trades insults with Regina and tells her to stay away from his son. Later, she apologizes for her behavior, to which Marco provides her with August's old bag that may contain something useful. ("Unforgiven")

One night at the shop, Pinocchio and Marco finish constructing a wooden rocking horse when Regina enters, wishing to talk, but instead, she casts a sleeping spell on them. Having duped Cruella, Maleficent and Ursula into believing she is still a villain, Regina is instructed by them to kidnap Pinocchio, who the trio need in order to find the author. Sneaking in, Emma tries to talk her out of taking Pinocchio, but the latter insists on dealing with the situation alone and she promises to protect the boy if things get out of hand. By Cruella's car, Regina and Maleficent bring Pinocchio to a cabin in the woods, where Mr. Gold reverts the boy to August so they can torture him for information about the author. ("Enter the Dragon")

For events occurring after his reversion back into a man, see August Booth.




  • 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.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Pinocchio

  • is august back 4 good?

    9 messages
    • I don't think he was scheduled for one episode. His interrogation alone took two...
    • He should be in some more episodes, by the way, according to Best Laid Plans, his body changed too many times, he is barely alive, no way they...
  • August Didn't Lost ALL his memories

    2 messages
    • bare with me on this one i think in the upcoming episode 'Unforgiven' when Regina has little Pinocchico look at the book he'll say he doe...
    • It seems you were wrong 

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