|Sheriff of Nottingham|
|Enchanted Forest Character|
|Portrayed by:||Wil Traval|
|Latest appearance:||"Heart of Gold"|
The Sheriff of Nottingham is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the nineteenth episode of the second season. He is portrayed by guest star Wil Traval, and is the Enchanted Forest counterpart of Keith.
The Sheriff of Nottingham is based on a character of the same name from the ballad, "Robin Hood".
Although the Sheriff of Nottingham loves Marian, she runs away to marry a thief, Robin of Locksley. One day, sometime after the couple open a tavern business in Sherwood Forest, the Sheriff arrives to collect tax payments from them. He gives them two days to fulfill it, or Robin will be imprisoned and their business shut down. To Marian, the Sheriff implies this may be enough for her to finally come to him, but she stubbornly disagrees. After two days have passed, he returns to the tavern to collect the taxes, but instead, Robin ambushes him with his Merry Men and takes all his gold to give it to the peasants. Later, Marian talks to her husband about what he'll do now since the Sheriff will almost certainly want him dead for his defiance. Robin is undeterred, taking his reputation in stride, and renames himself Robin Hood. ("Lacey", "Heart of Gold")
From this, the townspeople of Nottingham look down on the Sheriff, who is made a laughingstock. Driven by his grudge against Robin Hood, he hunts after him, but the thief continues to elude capture. One day, while travelling through Sherwood Forest, he confronts the Dark One, Rumplestiltskin, and his servant, Belle, lingering around. Rumplestiltskin, looking for an escaped thief, shows him a bow that belonged to the man. In exchange for the thief's name, the Sheriff asks to spend a night with Belle. Rumplestiltskin declines, and then, out of impatience, he takes away the Sheriff's tongue as a threat. When the Dark One demands the promised information in return for his tongue, the Sheriff tries to respond, which comes out as gibberish. Taking the reply as a yes, Rumplestiltskin magically reattaches the tongue, to which Sheriff bitterly recounts all the wrongs the thief, Robin Hood, has done against him. ("Lacey")
- On BBC's Robin Hood series, the Sheriff of Nottingham is played by actor Keith Allen. Keith is the name of the Sheriff's Storybrooke counterpart.
|Once Upon a Time: Season Two|
|Once Upon a Time: Season Four|
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|"Unforgiven":||"Enter the Dragon":||"Poor|
|"Best Laid Plans":||"Heart of Gold":||"Sympathy|