Mary Margaret Blanchard. For the fairytale, see Snow White (Fairytale).
|Enchanted Forest Character|
|Counterpart:||Mary Margaret Blanchard|
|Home:|| The Castle|
Dwarves' Cottage (formerly)
Summer Palace (formerly)
|Portrayed by:|| Ginnifer Goodwin (Adult)|
Bailee Madison (Young)
|Latest mention:||"Dark Hollow"|
Regina wanted revenge more than love, and I can't imagine living like that. I want to be guided by love.
Princess Snow White is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the first episode of the first season. She is portrayed by starring cast member Ginnifer Goodwin and guest star Bailee Madison, and is the Enchanted Forest counterpart of Mary Margaret Blanchard.
Snow White is based on a character of the same name from the fairytale, "Snow White".
A decade later, Snow White is walking the halls of the castle in a beautiful pink ball gown; preparing for a party in her honor. Eva is excited for her daughter and states she cannot wait for her daughter to put on the tiara that belonged to her mother. She and Eva go to put it on and find one of the royal servants, Johanna, trying it on. Immediately, Johanna takes it off and apologizes, but Snow White goes up to her and berates her for wearing it, stating that servants should not wear crowns. Eva cuts Snow White off and says she is disappointed in her daughter's tone towards Johanna. Snow White responds that she thought they were royals, and Eva states that it does not matter if they are royals, that every one of their subjects deserves love and respect. She asks Snow White what the purpose of the ball is, and Snow White states it is to honor her on her birthday. Eva corrects her, stating that it is honor her subjects and show them when a good queen she will be. Snow White learns her lesson, and Eva places the tiara on her head. The two share a moment before Eva collapses into a coughing fit in a nearby chair. A concerned Snow White holds her hand while Johanna orders one of the servants to call for a doctor.
Later, Eva is resting in bed when Snow White comes to her side. She tells her mother that they should cancel her party so they can celebrate when Eva is well again. Eva states that she wants to see her daughter wear her tiara and be a proud young woman, and that the party will go on and that she will be there to see Snow White. Eva breaks down in a coughing spell, and orders Johanna to take a weeping Snow White from the room. Outside, Snow White cries on Johanna's shoulder after asking if her mother will die. Johanna then tells Snow White of the Blue Fairy, and that she may be able to help Eva. She tells Snow White how to find the Blue Fairy. Snow White goes out and finds who she thinks is the Blue Fairy, who gives her a candle that can take the life from one person and give it to her mother. Snow White states she cannot do this as all Eva has wanted from Snow White is to be good.
Snow White goes back to the Summer Palace in tears and tells her dying mother that she had gone to the Blue Fairy to get the candle, but that she could not use it, and that she sees this fact as a weakness. Eva corrects her and tells her that it is a sign of her strength that she did not give in to evil. She tells Snow White as long as there is good in her heart, she will always be with her. Eva then dies as a sobbing Snow looks on.
Snow White later changes to a black gown in mourning for her mother, with Johanna looking on. Johanna then places the tiara on her head, telling Snow White her mother would be proud. Snow White then goes to Eva's memorial service, and places a single snow drop on her chest, and whispers she loves and misses her. After the service, Johanna comes and takes Snow White away, saying it is time for her to let Eva go. ("The Queen Is Dead")
Snow White is one day riding a horse on progress with Johanna by her side when Cora makes Snow White's horse go out of control and run towards her estate. Luckily, Snow White is saved by Regina. Snow White tells her father that Regina saved her, so her father goes over to Regina's house and proposes to her.
Later during the evening, when Snow White tries to ride a horse again, she catches Regina kissing the Stable Boy, Daniel. Snow White runs away to tell her father, but Regina catches her and explains that she does not love him and how her mother Cora made her accept the proposal. Snow White promises not to tell Cora, saying that Regina belonged with Daniel, but eventually breaks that promise when Cora tricks her into telling her by saying that she does not want to lose Regina.
While Regina is getting fitted for the wedding, Snow White admits to telling Cora about her affair with Daniel and how she does not want her to lose her mother like she did. Regina tells Snow White she was not mad, even though she is, and tells Snow White that she is going to be her stepmother and that she cannot be happier. Snow White leaves the room feeling happy; not knowing that Regina blames her for Daniel's death. Regina states bitterly that she should have let her die on the wild horse and thus, starting their conflict. ("The Stable Boy")
In King Leopold's castle, Regina sits with a young Snow White, braiding and adorning her hair with flowers. Snow White admires her new look, then notices a necklace in Regina's jewelry box which she puts on. Snow White asks Regina where she got the necklace and Regina tells her it was a gift from Daniel. Snow White's face becomes concerned, and she says it is the same Daniel that loved Regina and left her. Regina corrects her; stating he did not leave, but was killed. She says he was killed because Snow White could not keep her promise. As a horrified Snow White takes this in, the necklace begins creeping up her neck until it goes taut. Snow White's eyes widen as her fingers jump to her throat. Regina begins choking Snow White to death. Regina tells a dying Snow White that her mother corrupts young souls. Just as it seems the life is going out of Snow White's face, the scene changes to show Snow White wearing the necklace happily. It was all in Regina's imagination. ("We Are Both")
When Snow White is older, she meets her father's new friend, whom he found on a walk by a river. This new friend, the Genie of Agrabah, becomes close to King Leopold for the short time he was at the castle. During Leopold's birthday celebration, he speaks to everyone who was in the banquet hall about how happy he is to have his daughter as she reminds him of his first wife; being the fairest of them all.
A few days after the celebration, King Leopold is found murdered in his bed. After a search of his room and the castle, the royal guards found an Agrabahn viper, native to the land the Genie came from, though the Genie himself is never found. ("Fruit of the Poisonous Tree")
After the death of King Leopold by the poisonous viper, Snow White weeps over her father's casket while her stepmother Regina begins to look for someone to kill Snow White, as Snow White is very popular in the kingdom and thus Regina cannot do it herself or else she would lose favor with the citizens.
During an outing in the woods, Snow White walks with a knight, who is uncomfortable in his armor. He has been sent by Regina to watch over her. Snow White knew he is not a knight because he does not give his condolences once he meets her, like all the other knights does. She hits the Huntsman with a bag of apples and escapes, but she is found again later in the day, and he tells her that he is sent by the Queen to kill her and take her heart.
The Huntsman finds Snow White, she is writing a letter to the Evil Queen hoping her death would end her suffering, and she would rule the subjects of the kingdom justly. When the Huntsman reads it, he takes pity on her and lets her escape. He also makes her a whistle, instructing her to use it to call for help if she ever found herself in trouble.
He uses the heart of a deer as Snow White's heart and brings back to show his job was done as instructed by the Evil Queen. He also hands her Snow White's letter, who is on the run and hiding in the woods of her father's kingdom. While the Evil Queen rules from King Leopold's palace, she has wanted posters of Snow White posted throughout the kingdom, offering a reward for her capture. ("The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter", "Child of the Moon")
Snow White becomes a bandit wanted for murder and treason for killing her father, or so that is the charge the Evil Queen puts to her name. She squats in one of the outer villages and befriend the inhabitants. After receiving a tip that the Queen's soldiers had discovered her location, Snow White flees. Soon after, she rescues a peasant woman named Wilma from being executed by the Queen's men using fighting skills that she had learned from someone in another forest. Unbeknownst to her, Wilma is actually Regina, who magically disguised herself to integrate into the lives of her subjects, turn them against Snow White, and to get close enough to kill her stepdaughter herself. "Wilma" succumbs to fever due to the soldiers' rusty blades, and is cared for by Snow White in the forest. Snow tells the woman the story of how Regina saved her as a little girl; revealing that her faith in people and their goodness resulted from the connection they shared as complete strangers.
Regina lets her emotional wall down as Snow White declares that she harbors no hatred towards the Queen and would be willing to let her back in and be a family again if she is sincere about changing. Unfortunately, the two arrive at the village in which Snow White had previously stayed, and come across a hill of villagers' corpses. Regina had ordered her soldiers to execute the citizens after they refused to give any information about Snow White. Snow White realizes that Wilma is in fact Regina due to a conversation slip-up, and Regina, believing that they had come too far to turn back, flees and her desire for revenge is rejuvenated. ("The Evil Queen")
Not long after running from the huntsman, she wanders to a village. When she hears howling during the night, she takes shelter in a nearby chicken coup where she tries to steal eggs only to be caught by Red Riding Hood the next morning.
The young woman is surprisingly not upset, but concerned for her. When asked her name, Snow White gives the aliases of Frosty and Margaret before settling on Mary. Snow White would rather not say what her true name is because someone is looking for her. Red understands and offers Snow White to stay with her and Granny. She joins Red on a short walk to the well to haul water. Once there, Snow White glimpses the bloodied bodies of the hunting party, who were ripped to shreds by a wolf, scattered all around.
When discussing the relationship between Red and Peter after the town meeting, Snow White comments it is sad that the dangers of the wolf stand in the way of their love. Red prompts a suggestion about killing it themselves. Snow White objects, but eventually accompanies her along the tracking expedition. They are successful and discover the wolf tracks slowly turning into human footprints that lead to Red's cottage. From this, both have reason to believe Peter is the wolf.
That night, Snow White masquerades as Red by putting on her cloak. Red, on the other hand, is spending the night in the woods breaking the news to Peter about the possibility he is the wolf. Snow White is caught by Granny, but insists Red and Peter are truly in love. To her confusion, Granny is horrified at the vulnerable situation Peter is left in. On the way there, Snow White is told Red is the wolf and without the cloak, she has no control over the transformation. They arrive too late to save Peter, who has already been killed and dismembered by wolf Red, but Granny is able to shoot a silver arrow to force her unconscious. Then, Snow White puts the cloak over Red to turn her back to human. Disoriented, Red has no idea what is going on until catching a glimpse of what she did to Peter. However, there is no time to grieve as another hunting party is approaching. While Granny stays behind to hold them off, Snow White and Red escape into the night. ("Red-Handed")
Through the woods, they run to escape capture by both the hunting party and the Evil Queen's knights. They manage to hide out of sight, but Red is terrified a tear in her cloak will force her to transform again, so she sends Snow White away. Snow White leaves with the promise to seek Red out again later.
Later, Snow White discover the sunken city of the "Children of the Moon", a group of people who are shape shifting wolves like Red. Snow White enters hoping to find Red, but the intrusion causes one of the the shape shifters, Quinn, to begin choking her. Red convinces Anita, the leader of the tribe, and the other members of the pack that Snow White means no harm. Snow White is permitted to stay and learns Red has eagerly embraced herself as a wolf as well as her wish to stay with the the shape shifters. The peaceful moment is wrecked by the appearance of the Evil Queen's knights. In the middle of the disruption, Quinn is struck and killed by one of the knights. Directly after, Anita mournfully tends to Quinn's body and angrily blames Snow White for his death. She begins strangling her as an act of vengeance, though Red shape shifts to defend her friend. As the mother-daughter pair fight, Anita is accidentally impaled by a spike and dies. Afterwards, Snow White and Red bury Anita. Red thanks Snow White for the constant support of both halves of herself as wolf and human. ("Child of the Moon")
Snow White learns to survive by becoming a thief, stealing valuables from the carriages of the Evil Queen, saving enough to leave the kingdom behind and start a new life somewhere she would not have to worry about the Queen's wraith. Upon stealing from a carriage, Snow White finds herself being chased by a man whose valuables she stole. On horseback, he catches up and wrestles her to the ground. Winded from the fall, Snow White is flipped from her backside so the man can see who he is dealing with. The man is dazed to see she is a woman. Using the moment to her advantage, Snow White escapes by smashing the man's chin with rock and rides off. She hears his enraged voice shout he will find her, to which Snow White glances back at him with a satisfied smirk.
Bargaining at the Troll Bridge, Snow White gives up the stolen jewels to a group of trolls in exchange for a sum of gold. Later, outside her makeshift tree stump home, Snow White steps into a trap and is caught in a net. The man she previously stole from steps forward to introduce himself as Prince James, though Snow White says he looks more like a Prince Charming to her. Prince Charming pulls out a wanted poster with her face on it and threatens to turn her into the Queen.
He agrees to not giving her up to the Queen if she returns a ring, which has sentimental value, that she stole. She tells him it's been sold to the trolls, but decides to help get it back. While they walk, he asks about the powder she wears around her neck. When she doesn't say anything, he snatches it away. Warily, she asks him to be careful with the substance as it's fairy dust, which is used to transform an adversity into something harmless. When questioned about why she is wanted by the Queen, Snow White alludes to having destroyed the Queen's happiness.
They reach a stream where she requests for a sip of water. Instead, she hits him and runs away, but is cornered by the Evil Queen's knights. Reaching for her vial of fairy dust, she realizes too late it's no longer in her possession. Once captured, Snow White is nearly killed, but saved by Prince Charming.
Since he saved Snow White from a horrible death, she decides to take him to the trolls' campsite under the Troll Bridge. Before they arrive at the bridge, Snow White instructs him not to say anything about being of royalty or the trolls would use his position for their gain.
Once at the bridge, Snow White and Prince Charming try to bargain with the trolls to get his ring back. Yet, the trolls find it suspicious she wants a refund for the ring. Finding Snow White's wanted poster in Prince Charming's bag, the trolls figure out he is of royalty and attack. Snow White flees while Prince Charming blocks the trolls. After reaching a safe distance, she turns around, expectant that Prince Charming got away as well, but sees he is entrapped by the trolls.
She runs back to save him by picking up the vial of fairy dust and throwing it at the trolls; turning them into bugs. The two leave the bridge and reach an intersection where they must part. Snow White begins handing back his ring, but jokingly tries it on for a moment, though she states it's not her style. With the terms of their agreement satisfied, they both leave in opposite directions. ("Snow Falls")
While still living as a bandit, Snow White is chased by Queen's knights and attempts to outrun them. Eventually, she is cornered at a cliff, but jumps headfirst into the water to elude capture. As she begins sinking, another person pulls her up to the surface. Snow White thanks her savior, a red-headed woman, and realizes she is a mermaid.
At shore, Snow White learns the mermaid's name is Ariel. She asks what made her jump, so Snow White talks about being chased by an Evil Queen, who has made her do crazy things. Ariel understands what that feels like and gives Snow White the impression she, too, is on the run from someone. Instead, Ariel has plans to run towards a certain someone. Knowingly, Snow White asks for this person's name, whom she believes is a man, as the one thing that can make people crazy is love. Ariel tells her of a prince named Eric, though Snow White is surprised to learn he is human. On further elaboration, Ariel gushes about how she saved him from a shipwreck and he was unconscious the whole time, but it was love at first sight on her part. Ariel shakes out her bag and pulls out an announcement for a royal ball where she wishes to meet Prince Eric. Snow White asks how she is going to do that with a tail. As a demonstration, Ariel hoists herself out of the water and while on land, her tail magically transforms into a pair of legs. Shakily, she walks towards Snow White and settles herself beside her on a rock. She explains how walking on land is possible for her because of the sea goddess Ursula's powers over the high tide and will be able to do so for until the next one occurs in twelve hours. Snow White wonders why she didn't request for a bit more time, though Ariel concedes Ursula hasn't been sighted for thousands of years and is likely just a mythical figure. Grateful for Ariel's earlier help, Snow White decides to help her meet Prince Eric. However, Ariel asks for her true nature as a mermaid be kept a secret, but Snow White prompts that Prince Eric is bound to find out about it sooner or later. Ariel would rather he fall in love with her first, which Snow White agrees with.
At the ball, Snow White and Ariel, dressed in gowns, walk in and down to the main celebration hall. Ariel is unsure of how she looks while pondering if the undergarment under the dress is supposed to be so tight. Snow White reassures her it's normal for a corset; kindling curiosity from Ariel, who inquires how she knows that. Snow White admits in another life she was a princess. Ariel thinks it's possible for her to return to that life again, but Snow White is doubtful. Instead, she believes Ariel can be a princess for the night.
They make their way over to the food tables where Snow White tests Ariel's knowledge on the name of a utensil. Having been schooled on it earlier, Ariel recalls the item as a mini-trident and then a salad trident, but Snow White reminds her it's a fork. While Ariel stuffs the fork into her gown pocket as a collection item, Snow White says it's not very valuable. Just then, Prince Eric strolls in. Gleefully, Ariel recognizes he looks the same; less wet, but more handsome.
From across the room, Prince Eric becomes fixated on Ariel, who is too shy to approach him, so Snow White pushes her forward. She watches Ariel and Prince Eric talk and begin waltzing. After the dance is over, Ariel rushes back to tell Snow White about the traveling expedition he invited her join him in. As they discuss the matter, Ariel is beginning to regret coming to the ball as a terrible mistake. Snow White looks on the bright side, which is that Ariel met her prince. Ariel, on the other hand, is anxious over her dilemma of possibly asking Prince Eric to give up his dream for someone he just met. Snow White notes that she could be his dream. Ariel echoes in agreement, but doesn't have the heart to make him choose. Ever perceptive, Snow White can see Ariel is afraid of his choice, but advises her to do the right thing by being honest so even if rejected, at least she gave it her all. Rejection is exactly what Ariel is scared of when Prince Eric finds out she is a mermaid and decides to give herself some time to think it over.
At the docks, Snow White lingers about until Ariel comes running back to inform her of a great solution in which both of them can get what they want. Ariel clasps a bracelet on Snow White's wrist, which transforms her legs into a tail. She is extremely dismayed at the turn of events, though Ariel considers her new form a way to escape the Evil Queen and start a new life under the sea. Snow White doesn't believe Ursula is real, despite Ariel's claims. The Evil Queen interrupts the chat, who Ariel believes to be Ursula until Snow White reveals her as Regina. Snow White asks Ariel to leave for own safety, but she is not willing to leave a friend behind. The Evil Queen proposes Snow White will be harmed either way and Ariel can join her, or she can go off to be with her prince. Additionally, she stresses there are no second chances. Snow White pushes Ariel to leave because at least she still has an opportunity for happiness; something Regina will never have. Ariel is further persuaded by the Evil Queen of the weight of which is more important, her true love, or losing her life because of a friend. To Snow White, Ariel apologizes and hurries off. After she is gone, the Evil Queen begins choking Snow White. Suddenly, Ariel lunges from behind to stab the Evil Queen in the neck with a fork. In this distraction, Ariel rips off the bracelet from Snow White's arm, reversing the effects on both parties. Then, she asks Snow White to hold her breath as the two jump into the ocean and swim off.
Escaping to a nearby beach, Snow White urges Ariel to go back to the prince and tell him the truth. Ariel is certain he's already left, but is encouraged by Snow White, who believes Prince Eric will wait as long as possible until she shows up and hurries off to meet with him. ("Ariel")
Since Snow White's encounter with Prince Charming, she cannot stop thinking about him, realizing that a month has passed already when her friend Red Riding Hood comes to bring her a basket of food. Snow White asks if the wedding of Prince Charming and Abigail is still on, which Red confirms. Longingly, Snow White wishes she could find a way to forget about the prince.
Upon hearing this, Red says nothing, but Snow White can tell by the look on her friend's face that she knows something. Red tells her that there is a man who can help her for a price--Rumplestiltskin. After traveling through a dark swamp as she ties up her boat, Snow White meets Rumplestiltskin for the first time, telling him of a love she cannot forget. He gives her a potion to forget about the prince, and takes a lock of her hair for payment.
As Snow White is about to drink the potion, a bird arrives with a letter. It is from Prince Charming, asking her to see him before the day of his wedding. If she sees him and feels the same way, he will run away with her as he does not love the woman he is going to marry. Traveling to the castle, she easily enters without notice until she is caught after seeing the prince walk by. The guards take her down into the dungeon where she is placed in a cell next to a dwarf, who introduces himself as Grumpy. He too has a love story that brought him into the dungeon.
After a few minutes, Stealthy, one of Grumpy's friends, arrives to unlock the cell and releases him. As Snow White bids him farewell with the hope that he finds his love again, Grumpy unlocks her cell. As the three work their way out of the dungeon, Snow White tries to tell them to use another exit, but Grumpy goes his own way and gets caught again.
The guards kill Stealthy, and Grumpy is saved by Snow White when she threatens King George that she will burn down the castle if he does not let him go. She is taken to a private chamber where King George demands that she tells the prince she does not love him, or the king will kill him without a second thought.
Going to the prince's private chamber, Snow White tells him that she does not love him, and he should marry King Midas' daughter Abigail. Leaving the castle in tears, she meets Grumpy and the other dwarves in the forest. Grumpy takes pity on her and asks if she would like to stay with them until she is ready to go off on her own again.
Broken-hearted, Snow White begins to open the potion bottle Rumplestiltskin gave her, but Grumpy stops her, reasoning that heartache is what makes us who we are. Later, Grumpy finds out through Red Riding Hood that Prince Charming called off the wedding and is searching for her, only to find that she has taken the potion and forgotten all about her true love. ("7:15 A.M.")
Snow White's behavior changes after taking the potion. Now a hateful person, she has forgotten all about love. Her friends stage an intervention with the help of Jiminy Cricket, but Snow White decides to kill the Queen. While visiting Rumplestiltskin, he gives her an enchanted bow and arrow to do just that. Along with a map to find the right place to kill the queen.
James finds her and kisses her, which has no effect as she does not remember him or her feelings for him. Snow White knocks out Prince Charming, ties him up, and leaves to continue her mission; however, Prince Charming escapes and jumps in front of Snow White's arrow, striking him in the shoulder. He declares that he would rather die than see her become evil.
Touched, Snow White kisses him, this time causing the potion's effects to wear off. She regains her memory just as King George's men arrive. She tries to help Prince Charming and is nearly killed for it. The soldiers take Prince Charming away and Snow White yells after him, "I will find you, I will always find you." Repeating the phrase coined by Prince Charming himself. She returns to the cottage to apologize to the dwarves and announces that Prince Charming has been taken by King George's guards. They offer to go with her to rescue him. ("Heart of Darkness")
In an effort to rescue Prince Charming, Snow White, Red, Granny, the dwarves, and numerous fairies stage an attack on King George's castle. The attack is successful, but when Snow White arrives in the castle dungeon, she discovers King George traded Prince Charming to the Evil Queen. Snow White is able to speak to Charming and Regina through a magic mirror of the Queen. The Queen tells Snow White to meet her alone and unarmed, and Snow White agrees.
Snow White meets with the Evil Queen, and the Queen tells her that if she willingly eats an apple cursed by the sleeping curse, Prince Charming will not be harmed. Snow White take a bite of the apple and almost immediately loses consciousness. Her friends discover Snow White in a deathlike state. ("An Apple Red as Blood")
To honor her in death, Snow White is laid to rest in a glass coffin. While the dwarves are mourning the loss, Prince Charming arrives and unintentionally breaks the curse with true love's kiss. Later, she accepts his marriage proposal, and voices her desire to take back the kingdom. ("Pilot", "A Land Without Magic")
Snow White puts the plan into full-swing by rallying local villagers with a speech exposing the truth about the Queen’s evil ways, including the murder of King Leopold and her own plight under the Sleeping Curse, while Prince Charming and dwarf friends look on. She accuses the Queen of terrorizing and making life difficult for not only herself, but for them, too. Snow White presses that all this has gone on for too long and the kingdom doesn't belong to the Queen, but to every other person. Though the townspeople, up until now, have echoed in agreement with the princess, they turn silent when she asks them to stand beside her and fight against the Queen for the right of the kingdom.
Crestfallen, Snow White eyes the crowd for a response, but the people stay quiet, and scatter in horror when the Queen makes a surprise appearance. Snow White stiffly professes though the villagers fear her, she, Prince Charming and the dwarves are not. In response, the Queen sneers that breaking the Sleeping Curse doesn't mean she and the shepherd shouldn't be afraid. The princess and prince pair unsheathe their swords, but the Queen magically binds Prince Charming with rope. Instead, she offers Snow White a deal, which Prince Charming tries to intervene in, but he is gagged to keep from speaking any further. Continuing on, the Queen engages Snow White in the tempting prospect of escaping with her life unscathed, if and when, the princess gives up being a claimant to the throne. Snow White dislikes the idea of exile, but the Queen shares a realized epiphany. While attempts at killing or cursing haven’t worked, the true power is in sparing Snow White’s life so she can live knowing the Queen took everything that was once supposed to be hers. Then, she orders Snow White to swear on King Leopold’s grave to revoke her own petition to the throne. Snow White challenges her, which the Queen warns if she doesn't follow through, someone will pay. She demonstrates by levitating and choking a young peasant girl. Though Snow White attempts to counter by charging with her sword, she disappears in a puff of purple smoke as the girl is freed from the death grip and Prince Charming is loosened from the rope. Reappearing over a dazed and fallen Snow White, the Queen sets a time limit of until sundown tomorrow for revoking throne and promises for everyday she refuses, one of her loyal subjects will perish. As a last word, the Queen asks Snow White to stop deny who she really is; once a princess, but never a queen.
Near a riverbed, Snow White, Prince Charming and the dwarves have stationed a temporary camp. Though Prince Charming tries to convince Snow White that the kingdom’s citizens need protection from the Queen, she knows her own limits in the situation. Lamenting about her own inability to come to defense of the peasant girl earlier on, she also fears the Queen will likely begin harming those closest to herself. Grumpy swears fealty to Snow White as Happy remarks it doesn't matter if their lives will end in death for her, though Sleepy adds that will probably happen. Snow White considers that thought while the other dwarves look on in bewilderment at Sneezy. Prince Charming chastises to not let the Queen’s words get to her. However, Snow White’s spirits are already dampened by understanding the Queen was right to say she is no queen or even a leader, and sees herself as just a bandit in the woods. He insists there is capacity to win the people over with her known name—Snow White—but she admits, at this point, to not knowing who that person is. Furthermore, Snow White stresses the one thing she doesn't want is to be alone. Prince Charming promises that will never happen. She agrees, and counsels if the Queen’s offer is taken, they can all be together in peaceful exile. The meeting breaks as Snow White gives word to meet with the Queen tomorrow to finish everything, and walks off.
During an dismal archery session, Prince Charming brings up the topic of resisting the Queen's offer again, though Snow White insists her mind is made up, so Prince Charming tells her about his deal with Rumplestiltskin. She dislikes that all of Rumplestiltskin's transactions come with a price. Even so, Prince Charming believes it's a price worth paying and reminds Snow White that Rumplestiltskin is the one who aided him in saving her from the Sleeping Curse. He talks about the legend of sword which can help her take back the kingdom. Snow White isn't interested unless no more innocent lives will be lost. Prince Charming asks her to give it a chance since the sword is only a short ride away. Drawing another arrow into the bow, she wonders how the sword will help her defeat the Queen while Prince Charming redirects her aiming pose. As he states with certainty it will show the Queen who Snow White really is, she releases the arrow and hits the bulls-eye.
Together, she and Prince Charming travel on horseback and dismount to go on foot towards the sword’s location. On the way there, he enlightens her about the power of the weapon, Excalibur, which was forged by a mage named Merlin of the realm of Camelot, and only the kingdom’s true ruler may wield it. The sword, nested in a large stone, is successfully pulled out by an astonished Snow White.
The next day, Prince Charming helps Snow White prepare to face the Queen, though Grumpy is at loss what the two of them have planned. Stepping out the carriage, the Queen is expectant in Snow White’s answer, but instead is told she won’t be surrendering the crown. True to her previous threats, the Queen begins suffocating Grumpy to death as payment for Snow White’s defiance, and throws back the other dwarves when they attempt to help him. Panic-stricken, Snow White is unsure of what to do, but on Prince Charming’s urging, begins to believe in herself after being reminded of what Excalibur symbolizes. Charging with Excalibur in hand, Snow White’s hit is another miss as the Queen dissipates, but reappears from behind just in time for the blade to cut into her cheek. The shock of being bloodied forces the Queen’s hold on Grumpy to drop as his fellow dwarves and Prince Charming scurry to make sure he is alright. Snow White boldly declares to have stopped denying who she is by professing the kingdom to be hers. Vehemently, the Queen calls for a meeting on the battlefield, which Snow White asserts they will be ready for. As the Queen retreats, Snow White, Prince Charming and the dwarves congregate in celebration of the victory.
Snow White, having the impression all this was possible because Prince Charming made another deal with Rumplestiltskin, decides she wants to pay the price of magic. In the forest, she summons the Dark One to explain her intention to reimburse him for his services rather than let Prince Charming do so. Rumplestiltkin inquires about the sword Snow White is holding, which she says is the legendary Excalibur of Camelot, and having pulled it out of proves herself to be true claimant to the kingdom. In disbelief, Rumplestiltskin shows her the sword is nothing but a forgery by using magic to dissolve it into dust. After spilling truth that no deal was made, Rumplestiltskin snatches a necklace from Snow White, which she pleads is her mother's, but he takes it as payment for the wasted time.
Upset at the lies, Snow White confronts Prince Charming about having duped her into believing she is the proper ruler of the kingdom with a fake sword. Prince Charming reminds her even though the sword was not real, Snow White showed the Queen the kind of courage he always knew she had. From this, Snow White realizes he never doubted her strength is greater than the Queen's, and the two make-up with a kiss. ("Lost Girl")
Though Snow White's faith in herself has been restored, King George still stands in their way. Captured by Sir Lancelot, a former knight of the round table, she is brought to King George, and given a cup of water to drink. King George tells her the water was poisoned so that she can never bear children. Afterwards, she is let go, but Lancelot follows her into the forest. Snow White is furious, and attacks him. He begs her to spare him because he, too, was unaware of the poison the king put into the cup. She allows him to come with her, and together they return back to Prince Charming and his mother, Ruth.
By the time they get back, Prince Charming has defeated all of King George's men who tried to capture him, but his mother has been injured by a poisoned arrow. They journey to Lake Nostos in the hopes of obtaining some of the lake's waters that can magically heal wounds. On the way there, Snow White tries to make Ruth as comfortable as possible. Ruth shows her a necklace her own mother had given her while she was pregnant with her twin boys. She says it has the power to predict the gender of a woman's first child. She tries it out on Snow White, but nothing happens. Later, Snow White admits she was cursed so she cannot ever have children. She says perhaps it is for the best since she grew up without a mother, and cannot imagine being one herself.
The lake's waters are completely dried up, but Lancelot finds a few droplets left. Ruth thinks it would be a good idea if Snow White drank it so her curse would be lifted, but she refuses. So, Ruth takes the water, but it does not heal her wounds. Prince Charming runs off to look for more of the water, but Ruth stops him. She knows she is going to die, and her last wish was to have seen her son and Snow White get married.
Snow White wants to make Ruth's wish happen, so she asks Lancelot to conduct the marriage ceremony, which he has the power to do as knight of the round table. During the ceremony, Lancelot fills a cup with water. He says the cup is believed to have magical properties to make someone immortal. Snow White drinks from the cup.
Afterwards, when Prince Charming is burning a candle for his mother, Snow White is apologetic that he had to lose the last of his family. But, Prince Charming is glad because he still has Snow White, and that one day they will have children of their own. Snow White is visibly distraught, especially when Prince Charming pulls out the necklace Ruth had previously shown her.
Prince Charming is telling Snow White about the necklace's predicting ability just as she is about to tell him about her inability to have children. Miraculously, the necklace begins to swing. Snow White is astonished at how the curse was broken. She realizes Ruth only pretended to drink the lake water, and that Lancelot switched the actual water into the cup she drank from during the marriage ceremony. ("Lady of the Lake")
Sometime during Snow White and Prince Charming's war to take back the kingdom, the Evil Queen joins forces with King George. Near the end of the war, King George's armies succumb to defeat first. Snow White sets a trap for the Evil Queen, and her enemy is frozen in fairy dust by the Blue Fairy.
There is a war council meeting to discuss the Evil Queen's fate. Snow White does not want to have the Queen killed, and Jiminy Cricket agrees with her. Her husband is able to convince her otherwise, and the execution is planned. At the execution, Regina laments that she is sorry that she has not been able to cause more pain. The executioner's arrows are fired, but Snow White orders them to stop and the arrows are frozen by the Blue Fairy just before they hit Regina. The Evil Queen is then taken back to her cell.
Snow White discusses her decision to spare her former step-mother with Charming. He thinks she is too dangerous to be left alive, and that she will never change. Snow White believes that she does have the ability to change, and that there is some good left in her. She believes this because Regina has saved her life in the past. Later, in the courtyard, Rumplestiltskin offers Snow White a way to prove if Regina is capable of changing. He enchants a knife that cannot harm Snow White or her prince.
Snow White visits Regina in her prison cell. The Queen, Snow White says is free to go, as Snow White has given her the opportunity to change. The cell door is opened, and the two walk out, but right as they leave Regina chokes Snow White and finds the enchanted knife and attempts to plunge it into Snow White to no effect. Snow White tells Regina that she has failed to change, and she is banished from the kingdom, and Snow White warns her that if Regina ever attempts to harm anyone in her kingdom again, she will be killed. ("The Cricket Game")
Soon after Snow White and Prince Charming rule their kingdom together and decide to become husband and wife officially. At the wedding of Snow White and Prince Charming, during their vows, the Evil Queen crashes the wedding. As she walks up to the couple, Snow White shows no fear as she takes her prince's sword and threatens the Queen. She watches as the Evil Queen smirks at her and vows that she will have her revenge both on the couple and everyone else at the wedding who has had a happily ever after. ("Pilot")
At some point in time, Snow White and Prince Charming attend Cinderella's wedding to Prince Thomas together as a married couple. ("The Price of Gold")
Sometime after her own wedding, Snow White becomes pregnant with Emma. While Snow White is pregnant, she shares her fears of the Evil Queen's revenge with Prince Charming. Willing to do anything to ease her mind, he agrees to let her meet with Rumplestiltskin. Snow White then makes a deal with Rumplestiltskin for information on the Queen's revenge in return for her unborn daughter's name.
After Emma is born, she tells Prince Charming to place Emma in the magical wardrobe. She later finds him lying on the ground, severely injured, next to the wardrobe. She has a brief encounter with her stepmother as the dark curse envelops them. ("Pilot")
|Queen Eva†||King Leopold †||Evil Queen|
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- Solid lines denote blood parent-child relationship
- Dashed lines denote marriage and adoption relationships
- † denotes the deceased
- Both Prince Charming and Prince James were adopted by King George
- Emma and Neal Cassidy have never married
- Henry Mills is the adopted son of Regina Mills
- Snow White was the one to give Prince Charming his nickname. ("Snow Falls")
- During the opening scene of this episode, Snow White hums "With a Smile and a Song". ("Heart of Darkness")
- When Snow White first meets Red, she asks her to call her Margaret, then Mary. Mary Margaret is her counterpart's name in Storybrooke. ("Red-Handed")
- Her mother, Eva, named her "Snow White" because she was born during the toughest winter. ("The Queen Is Dead")
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- Snow White appears in Henry's storybook in "Pilot", "Snow Falls", "Hat Trick", "Queen of Hearts" and "Lacey".
- The name Snow White is on the list Tamara has in "The Evil Queen".