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This article focuses on the Season One character.
For his Storybrooke counterpart, see Michael Tillman.
For the Oz character, see Woodcutter.
For the Season Six character known as the "Woodcutter", see Gabriel.

Because we're a family. And family always finds one another.
—The Woodcutter to the Evil Queen src

The Woodcutter is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts, with his only appearance, in the ninth episode of the first season. He is portrayed by guest star Nicholas Lea, and is the Enchanted Forest counterpart of Michael Tillman.

The Woodcutter is based on a character of the same name from the fairytale, "Hansel and Gretel".


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Before First Curse

One day, while out cutting wood, the Woodcutter is out cutting wood with his children, Hansel and Gretel. Before he sends them to find some more wood, he hands them a compass and tells them that they will always find their way back to him. When they go on their search, he suddenly disappears, and had been kidnapped by the Evil Queen. She tells him that his children refused to live with her, and asks him why. He tells her that they are a family, and family will always find one another. She lets him go, telling him that they can be a family if they can find each other. However, the Evil Queen makes it so no matter how long or hard the Woodcutter searches for his children, he will not find them. ("True North")

For events occurring after the casting of the first curse, see Michael Tillman.


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