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  • So I was just thinking about just how many roles Regina and Rumple (namely Regina) actually have:

    REGINA

    • The Evil Queen from Snow White
    • Ursula from the Little Mermaid
    • The Stepmother from Hansel and Gretel
    • The child from the Miller's Daughter

    while Rumple gets Rumple and the Crocodile. So are there any more roles they have taken up?


    EDIT: Let me expand this actually. Let's discuss any character who takes up more than one character role.

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    • Peter Pan was the Pied Piper, David was also Rapunzel's prince, Snow was kinda King Arthur back in 3x02, Prince Phillip was also the Yaoguai and a bit of a secondary beast for Belle, Will Scarlet was of course himself as well as the Knave of Hearts, the Red Queen transformed into the White Queen which are two separate characters, Alice and Cyrus were kinda Aladdin and Jasmine. That's all off the top of my head as I'm sure there's more.

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    • REGINA:

      • The Evil Queen from Snow White
      • The Stepmother from Hansel & Gretel
      • Ursula from The Little Mermaid
      • The child from Rumpelstiltskin

      RUMPLESTILTSKIN:

      • Rumpelstiltskin from Rumpelstiltskin
      • The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella
      • The Beast from Beauty and the Beast
      • The crocodile from Peter Pan
      • Both Beowulf and the Grendel from Beowulf

      SNOW WHITE:

      • Snow White from Snow White
      • Snow-White from Snow-White and Rose-Red

      PRINCE CHARMING:

      • The Prince from Snow White
      • The Pauper from The Prince and the Pauper
      • The Prince from Rapunzel
      • Hamlet from Hamlet
      • King David from the Bible

      EMMA SWAN:

      • The Ugly Duckling from The Ugly Duckling
      • Both Odette and Odile from Swan Lake
      • Christ from the Bible

      CORA

      • The Miller's Daughter from Rumpelstiltskin
      • The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland

      SIDNEY GLASS:

      • The Magic Mirror from Snow White
      • The Genie from Aladdin
      • The Trollden Glass from The Snow Queen

      And there's probably more.

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    • I agree with most of the things mentioned so far, but a few of them are a bit of a stretch.

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    • CoolDudeAl wrote:
      I agree with most of the things mentioned so far, but a few of them are a bit of a stretch.

      Which ones?

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    • Tysonjackson wrote:
      CoolDudeAl wrote:
      I agree with most of the things mentioned so far, but a few of them are a bit of a stretch.
      Which ones?

      Off of Dat's list, these are the ones I don't quite agree with, with reasoning:

      REGINA:

      • The Stepmother from Hansel & Gretel - Out of the ones I don't quite agree with, this one probably has the most merit, but even still, I'm not sure Regina fills the role of the stepmother, so much as they needed to tie Hansel and Gretel to one of the main cast members in Season 1 (every Season 1 FB tied to a main cast member in some way), and the easiest way was to make Regina have them get the poisioned apple back from the Blind Witch.

      RUMPLESTILTSKIN:

      • The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella - Rumple kills the Fairy Godmother so he can insert himself into Cinderella's story. It was one of the first examples of a Once twist. He isn't the Fairy Godmother though, he just finished what she was going to do, had he not killed her.
      • Both Beowulf and the Grendel from Beowulf - Not sure where this is coming from. Beowulf was shown to be his own character, and the Grendel was shown to be a trick Beowulf plays

      PRINCE CHARMING:

      • King David from the Bible - Although they purposely chose lots of biblical names around Charming (David, Ruth, James, etc.), I don't think anything he did was actually a direct corolation to the Bible.

      EMMA SWAN:

      • Both Odette and Odile from Swan Lake - This one comes up a lot, but we have no actual story connections to Swan Lake for Emma. Just because she became a Dark One for one arc does not Emma, Swan Lake make.
      • Christ from the Bible - She has a few similarities to Christ because they are both Saviors. It doesn't mean she is purposefully referencing Christ.

      SIDNEY GLASS:

      • The Trollden Glass from The Snow Queen - Sidney was not The Trolden Glass, that was the mirror Ingrid was making. Sidney merely brought her a piece.

      If anyone wants to defend these, please go ahead, I'd be interested to here reasoning.

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    • CoolDudeAl wrote:
      Tysonjackson wrote:
      CoolDudeAl wrote:
      I agree with most of the things mentioned so far, but a few of them are a bit of a stretch.
      Which ones?
      Off of Dat's list, these are the ones I don't quite agree with, with reasoning:

      REGINA:

      • The Stepmother from Hansel & Gretel - Out of the ones I don't quite agree with, this one probably has the most merit, but even still, I'm not sure Regina fills the role of the stepmother, so much as they needed to tie Hansel and Gretel to one of the main cast members in Season 1 (every Season 1 FB tied to a main cast member in some way), and the easiest way was to make Regina have them get the poisioned apple back from the Blind Witch.

      In various versions of Hansel & Gretel, the Stepmother (or sometimes just Mother) is the one who sends Hansel and Gretel into the woods where they encounter the Blind/Gingerbread Witch. Regina fills this role directly.

      RUMPLESTILTSKIN:

      • The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella - Rumple kills the Fairy Godmother so he can insert himself into Cinderella's story. It was one of the first examples of a Once twist. He isn't the Fairy Godmother though, he just finished what she was going to do, had he not killed her.
      • Both Beowulf and the Grendel from Beowulf - Not sure where this is coming from. Beowulf was shown to be his own character, and the Grendel was shown to be a trick Beowulf plays

      In killing the Fairy Godmother and inserting himself into Cinderella's story, Rumple fulfills the role of the Fairy Godmother. It was a Once twist, but, again, he directly fills the role.

      Beowulf and Grendel is a little more abstract -- the backstory, while featuring Beowulf, depicts Rumple as both the beast and the hero. Beowulf frames him as the beast, a title he eventually accepts to protect Baelfire. However, he plays the hero by taking down Beowulf, who also fills the role of the Grendel, and protecting Baelfire.

      PRINCE CHARMING:

      • King David from the Bible - Although they purposely chose lots of biblical names around Charming (David, Ruth, James, etc.), I don't think anything he did was actually a direct corolation to the Bible.

      His trivia section goes pretty in-depth on this. He is much closer to King David than Emma is to Christ -- which is really just that she's the Savior, died to save Gideon and the world, and came back to life.

      EMMA SWAN:

      • Both Odette and Odile from Swan Lake - This one comes up a lot, but we have no actual story connections to Swan Lake for Emma. Just because she became a Dark One for one arc does not Emma, Swan Lake make.
      • Christ from the Bible - She has a few similarities to Christ because they are both Saviors. It doesn't mean she is purposefully referencing Christ.

      Odette and Odile come from the fact that the writers explicitly called Emma the Black Swan in some late-Season 4 and pre-Season 5 interviews. If the Dark Swan is Odile, presumably the Savior Swan is Odette.

      Christ is a bit of a stretch, but the concept of a Savior as a chosen, powerful person originates from the Bible and all other uses of it that I know of are references to the Bible (such as Narnia and Star Wars). Without the Biblical backstory, the word "savior" is nothing special.

      SIDNEY GLASS:

      • The Trollden Glass from The Snow Queen - Sidney was not The Trolden Glass, that was the mirror Ingrid was making. Sidney merely brought her a piece.

      I got this one from the wiki's page on The Snow Queen. I didn't really put any thought into it.

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