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This page focuses on the decoration items.
For the species, see Unicorns.


Maybe these unicorns are a good thing. Maybe they're here to remind us how easy it can be to lose our way.
Snow White to Prince Charming src

The Unicorn Mobile is an item featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the first episode of the first season.


History

Before First Curse

In the Enchanted Forest, Cinderella sends Snow White a unicorn mobile as a gift to her friend's unborn daughter. However, Snow White becomes distressed when she sees Sneezy assemble the mobile above the castle's baby crib because it reminds her of what she did to Maleficent's child. Sneezy, on the other hand, looks at the glass figures with admiration and notes out loud that he likes unicorns. After dismissing Sneezy from the room, Prince Charming talks to his wife about their terrible actions, and his belief that if redemption is possible, they must be the best people they can be. Snow then decides to keep the unicorns as a reminder of how easy it can be to lose one's way. ("Best Laid Plans")

Knowing that the Evil Queen plans to cast the Dark Curse, Snow White relates to Prince Charming about her wish to remain a family with him and their child. She sadly looks over at the unicorn mobile as she reminisces about how it was supposed to be their daughter's and how they had such big plans for the future. ("Going Home")

After the Evil Queen casts the curse which transports everyone in the Enchanted Forest to the Land Without Magic, the mobile ends up in Mr. Gold's pawnshop. ("The Price of Gold")

During First Curse
One evening in Storybrooke, David wanders into the pawnshop and the mobile catches his eye, although he has no memory of it from his previous life. Mr. Gold comments on the item's exquisite design and excellent craftsmanship and offers to take it down for him, but David declines, stating he is not there to buy anything. ("The Shepherd")

After First Curse
While some of the heroes are away, Mary Margaret is in the pawnshop, where she touches the unicorn mobile and shows it to her daughter Emma. She tells her how it used to hang above baby crib that would've been Emma's had she been born in the Enchanted Forest as intended, to which Emma states that she likes the mobile. Mary Margaret admits that giving Emma up when the Dark Curse hit was the hardest thing she'd ever had to do. ("Going Home")

After Third Curse
At some point, the unicorn mobile eventually ends up in the nursery room of the Storybrooke Convent. One day, Belle arrives to the convent and enters the babies' nursery room, where the mobile is hanging over the baby crib of Emma's infant brother Prince Neal, who is being looked after by the nuns while his parents are in the Underworld with Emma. While David and Mary Margaret still stuck in the Underworld, they use a haunting booth in an attempt to reach out to Neal by singing to him. The plan works, with Henry writing a page in the storybook page that reveals Neal "looked up at the tiny glass unicorns as they stirred by the wind. But on this night, he didn't hear the chime of the crystal." Instead, he heard his parents singing him a lullaby until he fell asleep. ("Our Decay")


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