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This article focuses on the Enchanted Forest character, Prince James. For the character who impersonated him, see Prince Charming.
Prince James
106Prince
Enchanted Forest Character
Biographical Information
Status: Deceased
Home: The Castle (formerly)
Affiliation: Villain
Physical Description
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Hair color: Dirty blond
Eye color: Blue
Relationships
Relatives:
Current Allies:
Current Enemies:
Show Information
Portrayed by: Josh Dallas
First appearance: "The Shepherd"
Latest appearance: "Tiny"
Latest mention: "Good Form"
Relevant Pages
GALLERY


Next time, make sure I am really dead.

—Prince James to Behemoth src

Prince James is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the sixth episode of the first season. He is portrayed by starring cast member Josh Dallas, and does not have a Storybrooke counterpart.

Prince James is based on Prince Edward from the novel, The Prince and the Pauper.

History

Before First Curse

Prince James is born to Ruth and her husband, along with his twin. He is traded to Rumplestiltskin to save the family farm. Rumplestiltskin gives the infant to King George, who needs an heir due to his wife being barren and unable to conceive a child. King George names him James and raises the child as his own. James grows up to be irresponsible and passes his time wasting time on money and dalliances. One night, he is pursuing a tryst with a woman, Jack, but King George storms in demanding for his son to focus on helping the kingdom as it is in economical disarray due to his spending. King George orders he goes after a giant who just climbed down a beanstalk. James and Jack greet the giant, Anton, and they give him a magical mushroom that shrinks him to human size. The two befriend Anton and scheme to make him feel sympathetic to the kingdom's debts. Wishing to help, Anton goes to fetch treasure from his home. In an act of betrayal, they follow him up the beanstalk and lead a siege to slaughter all the giants and steal their magic beans. James manages to procure a large bag of treasure, but refuses to assist Jack as she is dying of poison. This massacre leaves Anton as the lone survivor. ("Lady of the Lake", "Tiny")

Much later on, the kingdom once again is in need of money. Prince James spars with Behemoth in a sword fight to impress King Midas. After winning the match, the three come to an arrangement wherein if the prince can defeat a dragon ravaging Midas' kingdom, Midas will supply George's kingdom with wealth using his golden hand, which turns any object into gold upon contact. After Midas departs, Behemoth unexpectedly rises and stabs the prince through the torso; killing him. This event necessitates King George making an additional deal with Rumplestiltskin. He trades the whereabouts of the Fairy Godmother to the wizard in exchange for the dead prince's twin, David, to masquerade in his place. ("The Shepherd")

Family

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King George
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prince JamesPrince Charming
 
 
 
Snow White
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emma

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote blood parent-child relationship
  • Dashed lines denote marriage and adoption relationships
  • denotes the deceased

Trivia

  • The name "James" is of English origin derived from the name "Jacob" that means "supplanter".[1]

Appearances

Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

References

Start a Discussion Discussions about Prince James

  • James in season 1.

    3 messages
    • No it was Charming. He was under the name of James to protect his identity and to make the kingdom believe that he is James. 
    • Oh, Ok, Thanks for clearing that up, I was kind of confused.

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