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Who wrote the book?

  • On e  of  the  biggest  questions   is  who wrote  Henry's  book.  My  theory  is  that  the  curse  created  the  book  when  it  brought  everyone   to  Storybrooke.  When  the  curse  erased  everyone's  true  memories   it  created  the  book   and  placed  the  stories  as  seen  on  the  show  based  on  the  true  memories  which  could  explain  why  it  didn't  have  the  Pinocchio  story

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    • Blue Fairy wrote it to maintain their history, Pinocchio's story wasn't in it because she one, wasn't proud of her part in it, but more importantly because no one was supposed to know anyways.

      That's my theory.

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    • Michael26 wrote:
      On e  of  the  biggest  questions   is  who wrote  Henry's  book.  My  theory  is  that  the  curse  created  the  book  when  it  brought  everyone   to  Storybrooke.  When  the  curse  erased  everyone's  true  memories   it  created  the  book   and  placed  the  stories  as  seen  on  the  show  based  on  the  true  memories  which  could  explain  why  it  didn't  have  the  Pinocchio  story

      I quite like the idea that it was the curse itself that made it! Maybe Rumple put it in when he made the curse as it did 'awaken' Henry and make him go out to get Emma, the saviour.

      Doesn't explain why Whale's not in it though :/

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    • What stories do we definitely know are in the book. That way who ever was present or had access to that info could have written the book

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    • Well it's been a while since I watched Series 1 but these are the ones I can remember . . .

      Snow/Charming/Evil Queen

      Jefferson/Paige

      Hansel and Gretel - I think

      Cinderella/Thomas

      Jiminy

      Sidney/Genie

      Was Nova in the book? Not sure!  Grumpy was in the book as Snow's aide but not sure if his actual story was in there.

      I think most of the stories from series 1 were in the book weren't they?

      Ones that we know weren't in the book:

      Pinocchio

      Whale

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    • To add on to my previous post (first one after the topic starter), Whale wasn't in it because Blue Fairy didn't know him. 

      Again, I really think the Blue Fairy made it. 

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    • 108.49.79.202 wrote:
      To add on to my previous post (first one after the topic starter), Whale wasn't in it because Blue Fairy didn't know him. 

      Again, I really think the Blue Fairy made it. 


      Lol you could very well be right! I know it's a popular theory :)  That creating the book was part of her 'final preparations' and that she's the one that guided August to who Neal was etc.  I could kind of go with that as I do think she has played a larger part in all this than we've been led to believe so far but I'm not convinced she had her memories until Emma broke the curse.

      Whoever gave the book to MM to give to Henry a month before Emma's 28th bday knew all about the saviour but would also have needed to have had their memories. Would she (as BF not Mother Superior) have known about Rumple's 'saviour'? I could imagine Snow and Charming told her so that's probably a yes.  Were there any clues in series 1 that MS had her memories? Not that I can think of.  I'm sure that if she was going to have played a part in the book and bringing Emma to SB the writers would have given an indication that she had her memories, as they did with Gold. 

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    • I can see the final season probably having a lot to do with the book (i.e. who wrote it, why, when, etc...) and everything kind of surrounding the book and what it REALLY is and what they didn't know was in the book all along. Perhaps, the book even has clues about different situations in it that give ideas of how the group should solve different problems. I would not even be surprised if the book makes one of the big shockers at the end (Not the book itself, obviously, but something about the book). I have a feeling that it has had clues about the end all along that we're gonna be kicking ourselves for. So keep your eyes peeled, because it may turn up EXTREMELY important ;)

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    • 108.49.79.202 wrote:
      To add on to my previous post (first one after the topic starter), Whale wasn't in it because Blue Fairy didn't know him. 

      Again, I really think the Blue Fairy made it. 

      Did the Blue Fairy know Jefferson or Grace? 

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    • OldBid wrote:
      108.49.79.202 wrote:
      To add on to my previous post (first one after the topic starter), Whale wasn't in it because Blue Fairy didn't know him. 

      Again, I really think the Blue Fairy made it. 


      Lol you could very well be right! I know it's a popular theory :)  That creating the book was part of her 'final preparations' and that she's the one that guided August to who Neal was etc.  I could kind of go with that as I do think she has played a larger part in all this than we've been led to believe so far but I'm not convinced she had her memories until Emma broke the curse.

      Whoever gave the book to MM to give to Henry a month before Emma's 28th bday knew all about the saviour but would also have needed to have had their memories. Would she (as BF not Mother Superior) have known about Rumple's 'saviour'? I could imagine Snow and Charming told her so that's probably a yes.  Were there any clues in series 1 that MS had her memories? Not that I can think of.  I'm sure that if she was going to have played a part in the book and bringing Emma to SB the writers would have given an indication that she had her memories, as they did with Gold. 

      I don't know so much about the theory of her guiding August to Neal/Bae. Personally I'm more of a believer in that the way Regina's revenge plan was one step in Rumple's master plan to find his son, Rumple's plan was also just one step in Peter Pan's plan to do something for which he needs Henry. And his involvement would come in somehow in puppeteering Emma and Neal's meeting, as well as August and Neal's, etc. Again, seeing as Neal was in Neverland for 200 years, it would fit that any involvement Pan had would be in things that related directly to Neal.

      MS knew about Emma being Rumple's saviour as she's the one who knocked on Gepetto's door to make the wardrobe and presented the plan to Snow and Charming.

      ...Perhaps her preparations involved just settling the book with MM in the new world? And then fate just worked itself from there? IDK, not so sure about it, but I could definitely see it working. I'm confident that at some point we'll see flashbacks for the book-like, BF's preparations, MM giving it to Henry, etc. 

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    • Ruby ridinghood wrote:
      108.49.79.202 wrote:
      To add on to my previous post (first one after the topic starter), Whale wasn't in it because Blue Fairy didn't know him. 

      Again, I really think the Blue Fairy made it. 

      Did the Blue Fairy know Jefferson or Grace? 

      Good question. I kind of meant this but didn't phrase it right, but maybe it's not that she knows them, maybe because she's the friggen BF she knows everyone in the EF and is sort of like where everything comes together, hence how she knew all that, but again didn't know about Whale because he's not from the EF?

      IDK it sounded strong in my head but reading it back it's eh. :3

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    • 108.49.79.202 wrote:
      MS knew about Emma being Rumple's saviour as she's the one who knocked on Gepetto's door to make the wardrobe and presented the plan to Snow and Charming.
      Doh!! Ofc she did!! I'm such a muppet sometimes!! ha ha ha


      ...Perhaps her preparations involved just settling the book with MM in the new world? And then fate just worked itself from there? IDK, not so sure about it, but I could definitely see it working. I'm confident that at some point we'll see flashbacks for the book-like, BF's preparations, MM giving it to Henry, etc. 

      I don't know - the timing of the book being given to Henry was too precise for it to have been left to some 'fate'. I think it was a purposeful placement at that time. Personally I hope we find out the book's story next season, but can see it being left until the bitter end!

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    • What about Tinkerbell. In the Secret of the Wings, just to go off-topic. :P Tinkerbell visits The Keeper who created all the damn fairytales or whatever. So, it could be her and BF. Yet, I think these two could be Frenemies or something like that. Didn't anyone else think about Tinkerbell, maybe she was the one who brought Nealfire back to LWM. Makes sense.

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    • I think Rumple did it. He is included in almost all stories anyway... and he wouldn't write him's, would he? And Rumple had no knowlege about Pinnoccio. Is Rumple's Story in the book Anyway?

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    • Know Every about cp wrote:
      I think Rumple did it. He is included in almost all stories anyway... and he wouldn't write him's, would he? And Rumple had no knowlege about Pinnoccio. Is Rumple's Story in the book Anyway?


      From what I remember, it's not. Henry couldn't figure out who Mr. Gold was.

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    • I think its Merlin, an exellent point on the curse creating the book but there were stories that were never in it and besides u have to be all knowing like merlin he probably wrote to help the savior (in this case Emma) why: The Cruse not only spread through the enchanted forest but through all the other worlds as well, explains alot how Jefferson, Hook, Smee, Victor all managed to go storyebrooke.

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    • 96.42.216.66 wrote:
      I think its Merlin, an exellent point on the curse creating the book but there were stories that were never in it and besides u have to be all knowing like merlin he probably wrote to help the savior (in this case Emma) why: The Cruse not only spread through the enchanted forest but through all the other worlds as well, explains alot how Jefferson, Hook, Smee, Victor all managed to go storyebrooke.

      Hook and Smee weren't brought to SB by the Curse...

      Jefferson and Victor were brought because Regina wanted to bring them. She brought who she wanted to bring.

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    • 108.49.79.202 wrote:
      96.42.216.66 wrote:
      I think its Merlin, an exellent point on the curse creating the book but there were stories that were never in it and besides u have to be all knowing like merlin he probably wrote to help the savior (in this case Emma) why: The Cruse not only spread through the enchanted forest but through all the other worlds as well, explains alot how Jefferson, Hook, Smee, Victor all managed to go storyebrooke.
      Hook and Smee weren't brought to SB by the Curse...

      Jefferson and Victor were brought because Regina wanted to bring them. She brought who she wanted to bring.


      Smee was, Hook wasn't. He tells Rumpelstiltskin that he hadn't seen Hook in Storybrooke.

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    • What about the whole mystery of the shadow? I really can't spot any good theories about who he is. If Rumple said he was to be feared, couldn't he be the writer?

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      i have this feeling that ever since zoso chose rumple to take his place as the dark one. i kinda of think that he was merlin.. or if not him then claude frollo. but then zoso, had this thing where he could see how the similarities between rumple and bae were.. he did say that bae couldn't have been rumple's son.. how we figured it out bae was more like milah in many ways. bae left rumple out of fear, he left london out of his freewill sacraficing himself for the darlings and that thing with emma. he left her so that she could break the curse and that he would be reunited with rumple, only he didn't realise emma had henry. life happens in all the wrong ways that come naturally. i still think, if merlin is in storybrooke.. it would explain why regina closed the SB library in the first place too, not just bcos she held maleficent captive in the basement.. i wonder, if merlin will be portrayed by someone we know well famous.. i could see him been portrayed by timothy dalton, idky but ihe scared me so much in season fours CHUCK. but i dont see this happening.

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    • Obviously it has to be some who knew of Baelfire because he is in the book.

      So at leaves

      I'm leaning towards BF. can't wait til they reveal it.

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    • What if Baelfire wrote the book? 

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    • Ruby ridinghood wrote: What if Baelfire wrote the book? 

      That's not possible. He wouldn't have any way of knowing most of the stories in it, he was already out of the Enchanted Forest, and, as far as we know, he never went back.

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    • What if the Shadow wrote the book?

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