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This article focuses on Tiana's New Enchanted Forest persona.
For her Seattle persona, see Sabine.

Oh, frog legs? No... No, thank you.
—Tiana to a servant src

Princess[2] Tiana is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the first episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by guest star Mekia Cox, and is the original counterpart of Sabine.

Tiana is based on the character of the same name from the Disney film, The Princess and the Frog.


After Fourth Curse
In the New Enchanted Forest, Tiana attends a royal ball, where a servant approaches her with a platter of frog legs; however, she declines to sample any. ("Hyperion Heights")

For events occurring after the casting of the fifth curse, see Sabine.


Production Notes

  • According to Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, Tiana is "a princess with a mission — to restore freedom to her people". They added "Tiana's most defining characteristic is her strength. She's been through a lot when we meet her, but she never wavers even when doubting oneself would seem to be the most logical, and safe, course of action". They also revealed that "she has her share of enemies, but that goes with the territory when one is fighting for a just cause".[3]