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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

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 as 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 White 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 watches 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, David wanders into the pawnshop and the mobile catches his eye as he subconsciously remembers 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 is not there to buy anything. ("The Shepherd")

After First Curse
Mary Margaret notices the unicorn mobile in Mr. Gold's pawnshop and shows it to her daughter Emma. She tells her how it used to hang above Emma's baby crib and Emma states that she likes it. 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

Emma and her family travel to the Underworld to rescue her boyfriend, Hook. She goes to the Underworld version of her house, where the living room is filled with duplicates of items from Emma's old nursery room back in the Enchanted Forest. ("Devil's Due", "The Brothers Jones")

The real mobile eventually ends up in the nursery room of the Storybrooke Convent. Arriving at the convent, Belle enters the babies' nursery room, where Emma's old unicorn mobile is hanging over the baby crib of her infant brother Prince Neal, who is being looked after by the nuns while his parents are in the Underworld with Emma. David and Mary Margaret use a haunting booth in an attempt to reach out to Neal. The plan works; a storybook page says that 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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