List of Once Upon a Time characters
Parts of this article (those related to series finale-related information) need to be updated.May 2018)(
|Actor||Counterpart||Once Upon a Time||Wonderland|
|Ginnifer Goodwin||Snow White||Mary Margaret Blanchard||Main||Guest||Does not appear|
|Jennifer Morrison||Emma Swan||N/A||Main||Recurring||Guest[a]|
|Lana Parrilla||Regina Mills/Evil Queen||Roni||Main||Does not appear|
|Josh Dallas||Prince David||David Nolan||Main||Guest||Does not appear|
|Jared S. Gilmore||Henry Daniel Mills||N/A||Main||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Andrew J. West||Does not appear||Guest||Main||Does not appear|
|Raphael Sbarge||Jiminy Cricket||Dr. Archibald Hopper||Main||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear||Recurring||Guest||Does not appear|
|Jamie Dornan||Huntsman||Sheriff Graham Humbert||Main[b]||Guest||Does not appear|
|Robert Carlyle||Rumplestiltskin||Mr. Gold/Det. Weaver||Main||Does not appear|
|Eion Bailey||Pinocchio||August Wayne Booth||Main[c]||Recurring||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Emilie de Ravin||Belle||Lacey||Recurring||Main||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Colin O'Donoghue||Killian Jones/Hook||N/A||Does not appear||Main[d]||Guest||Does not appear|
|Hook||Det. Rogers||Does not appear||Guest||Main||Does not appear|
|Meghan Ory||Red Lucas||Ruby||Recurring||Main||Recurring||Does not appear||Recurring||Does not appear||Guest[e]|
|Michael Raymond-James||Baelfire||Neal Cassidy||Does not appear||Recurring||Main||Does not appear||Guest||Does not appear|
|Michael Socha||Will Scarlet/Knave of Hearts/White King||N/A||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear||Main|
|Rebecca Mader||Zelena/Wicked Witch of the West||Kelly West||Does not appear||Recurring||Main||Recurring||Does not appear|
|Tom Ellis||Robin of Locksley/Robin Hood||N/A||Does not appear||Guest||Does not appear|
|Sean Maguire||Does not appear||Recurring||Main||Recurring||Guest|
|Dania Ramirez||Ella||Jacinda Vidrio||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Gabrielle Anwar||Rapunzel Tremaine||Victoria Belfrey||Does not appear||Main[f]||Does not appear|
|Alison Fernandez||Lucy Mills||Lucy Vidrio||Does not appear||Guest||Main||Does not appear|
|Mekia Cox||Queen Tiana||Sabine||Does not appear||Main[g]||Does not appear|
|Sophie Lowe||Alice||N/A||Does not appear||Main|
|Peter Gadiot||Cyrus||N/A||Does not appear||Main|
|Emma Rigby||Anastasia/Red Queen/White Queen||N/A||Does not appear||Main|
|Naveen Andrews||Jafar||N/A||Does not appear||Main|
|Oded Fehr||Does not appear||Guest||Does not appear|
|John Lithgow||Percy/White Rabbit||N/A||Does not appear||Main|
- Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard (seasons 1-7) portrayed by Ginnifer Goodwin and Bailee Madison,  wife of Prince David, mother of Emma Swan and Prince Neal, grandmother of Henry Mills and Hope, and great-grandmother of Lucy Mills. As a child, she reveals a secret that results in Regina's transformation to the Evil Queen which subsequently leads to the casting of the curse. Separated from her daughter, she is reunited with Emma, and the rest of her family, after the curse breaks. Snow would then clash with Maleficent involving a secret past between them that is eventually resolved. After the merger of the realms, Snow crowns Regina as the Good Queen of the United Realms. For her performance, Goodwin received three nominations for Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi from the Teen Choice Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014, four for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress from the People's Choice Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and one for Favourite TV Duo (with Josh Dallas) from the People's Choice Awards in 2015.
- Emma Swan (seasons 1-7, Wonderland)[h] portrayed by Jennifer Morrison, Abby Ross and Mckenna Grace,
- Regina Mills/Evil Queen/Roni (seasons 1-7) portrayed by Lana Parrilla and Ava Acres,  and grandmother of Lucy Mills. Regina is responsible for the casting of the original curse that ripped everyone to the Land Without Magic. However, with Emma's arrival and the curse breaking, Regina reforms her evil ways and seeks redemption for the sake of Henry. She later clashes with her half-sister, although the two patches things up eventually after the death of Regina's true love: Robin Hood. Regina is later swept by a new curse which eventually breaks and leads to the merger of all the realms, where she becomes the Good Queen. For her performance, Parilla won the TV Guide Award for Favorite Villain and the ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2012 and received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television from the 38th Saturn Awards and for Best Television Actress at the 28th Imagen Awards.
- Prince David/David Nolan (seasons 1-7) portrayed by Josh Dallas and Luke Roessler,  In the Enchanted Forest, he falls in-love with Snow White and gets engaged to her. Hoping to reclaim their realm, David becomes the leader of a war council. After winning the war, he marries Snow. After the curse is cast, he initially becomes a comatose John Doe, and is later to be reveled as David Nolan. After the curse breaks, he is reunited with his daughter Emma, and the rest of his family. With magic brought to Storybrooke, David and the other heroes protects their town from various dark forces; among them are Cora, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Snow Queen, the Queens of Darkness, and the Black Fairy. After the creation of the United Realms, he, alongside Snow, crowns Regina the Good Queen of their newly formed realm. For his performance, Dallas received one nomination for Choice Television Breakout Performance - Male and for Choice Television Actor - Fantasy/Sci-Fi from the Teen Choice Awards in 2012 and 2014, and one for Favourite Television Duo (with Ginnifer Goodwin) from the People's Choice Awards in 2015.
- Henry Daniel Mills (seasons 1-7) portrayed by Jared S. Gilmore and Andrew J. West,  step-son of Killian Jones, brother of Hope, husband of Ella, father of Lucy Mills, nephew of Prince Neal, grandson of Snow White, Prince David, Rumplestiltskin and Milah, and great-grandson of Cora Mills, Prince Henry, Malcolm and Fiona. As a child, he brings Emma Swan to Storybrooke as he believes the town inhabitants are fairy tale characters cursed by the Evil Queen, who is his mother and mayor: Regina Mills. Emma's parental love for him breaks the curse and he is reunited with his family. He would later become the author of the Once Upon a Time book, where his job would be to witness and record stories of people from all parts of their realm. After his high school graduation, Henry decides to find his own story in another realm. Eventually reaching New Fairy Tale Land, he falls in-love with Ella and gets a daughter: Lucy. But a new curse is cast and Henry ends up in Hyperion Heights, separated from his wife and daughter. Once he breaks the curse via motherly love for Regina, he is reunited with his family. After Regina merge all the realms, he attends her coronation with his family. For his performance, Gilmore won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actor in 2012.
- Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Archibald Hopper (seasons 1-4, 6-7) portrayed by Raphael Sbarge, Morgan Roff and Adam Young, is the son of con artists who desires to live an honest life but is too weak-willed to leave his family. In the Enchanted Forest, after accidentally turning a couple into puppets, Jiminy gains the help of the Blue Fairy to make amends with the couple’s son, Geppetto. The Blue Fairy turns him into a cricket and he serves as Geppetto’s conscience. After the curse is cast, he becomes Dr. Archibald Hopper, Storybrooke's psychotherapist. He also owns a dalmatian dog named Pongo. After the curse breaks, he is reunited with his former friends. He later officiates Emma and Killian’s wedding.
- The Huntsman/Sheriff Graham Humbert (seasons 1-2) portrayed by Jamie Dornan, is a nameless hunter who is a solitary recluse. In the Enchanted Forest, he is raised by wolves. He is recruited by the Evil Queen to kill Snow White. However, he has a change of heart and spares her, angering the Evil Queen who rips his heart and keeps it in her vault. He then becomes one of her Black Knights as punishment. He is transported to Storybrooke when the Evil Queen cast her curse. In Storybrooke, he is Sheriff Graham Humbert, the town's police officer. However, after Emma Swan’s arrival, he begins to remember his former life, but is killed by Regina before he could reveal it to Emma.
- Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold/Det. Weaver (seasons 1-7) portrayed by Robert Carlyle and Wyatt Oleff,
- Pinocchio/August Wayne Booth (seasons 1-2, 4, 6-7) portrayed by Eion Bailey, Rustin Gresiuk, Jakob Davies and Jack Davies, is a puppet that Geppetto carved from an enchanted tree. In the Enchanted Forest, as a boy, he gives his life to save Geppetto from drowning, though the Blue Fairy restores him into a real boy. After Geppetto makes a magical wardrobe to save Emma from the Evil Queen's curse, he sends Pinocchio in it along with her, sending them both to the Land Without Magic. After transporting, Pinocchio and Emma lives in an orphanage until he runs away with other members of the home. Seventeen years later, Pinocchio, now known as August Wayne Booth travels to Portland and confronts Neal Cassidy, a thief who has fallen in love with Emma. He convinces him to leave Emma to allow her to fulfill her destiny. August goes through several transformations during his time in Storybrooke, especially when the heroes were on the hunt for the Author.
- Belle/Lacey (seasons 1-7) portrayed by Emilie de Ravin
- Killian Jones/Hook (seasons 2-7) portrayed by Colin O'Donoghue and Oliver Bell,
- Red Lucas/Ruby (seasons 1-3, 5, Wonderland)[i] portrayed by Meghan Ory, is the daughter of Anita, granddaughter of Widow Lucas, and Dorothy Gale's lover. In the Enchanted Forest, Red, unknown to her, is a werewolf that has been terrorising her village. Her grandmother uses a cloak to prevent Red from turning during the half-moon. After meeting Snow White, Red discovers the truth after unwillingly killing her lover: Peter. Red then becomes close friends with Snow. She is transported to Storybrooke when the Evil Queen casts her curse. In Storybrooke, she is Ruby, a rebellious yet insecure and loving young woman who wants to leave town but is held back by her grandmother's ill health and works at Granny's Diner as a waitress. Once the curse breaks, Ruby returns to Fairy Tale Land, where she eventually finds her way to the Land of Oz and begins a romantic relationship with Dorothy Gale.
- Baelfire/Neal Cassidy (seasons 1-3, 5-6) portrayed by Michael Raymond-James, Dylan Schmid, Brandon Spink, Sebastian Wilkinson and Dean Petriw, is the son of Rumplestiltskin and Milah, grandson of Malcolm and Fiona, Emma Swan's first love, Henry's father, Tamara's fiancé, and Emma's brothers namesake. As a child, Baelfire lives with his father after his mother Milah leaves. He never accepts his father as the Dark One and instead ends up in the Land Without Magic via a magic bean. Posing as Neal Cassidy, he meets Emma Swan while unintentionally crossing paths with August Booth, who convinces him to lead Emma on a new path to break the Dark Curse. Eventually, he is engaged to Tamara, but the relationship never develops. After returning to the Enchanted Forest via the reversal curse, he sacrifices himself to bring back his father and becomes conjoined with him. Following a new curse, Emma separates him from his father, allowing him to peacefully pass on to Mount Olympus. He later briefly visits Emma in the Dreamscape to warn her about the Underworld and its dangers.
- Alice (Wonderland) portrayed by Sophie Lowe and Millie Brown,
- Will Scarlet/Knave of Hearts/White King (season 4, Wonderland) portrayed by Michael Socha,
- Cyrus (Wonderland) portrayed by Peter Gadiot, is the son of Amara, brother to Taj and Rafi, lover of Alice and later father to his daughter. In Agrabah, Cyrus and his brothers are turned into genies after stealing magical waters from the Well of Wonders, and Cyrus' genie bottle eventually ends up in Wonderland. When Alice comes to Wonderland, he falls in love with her. He is then "killed" by the Red Queen and captured by Jafar. Twenty-eight years later, upon the revelation that Cyrus is alive, Alice is brought back to Wonderland and she rescues Cyrus. After Jafar's defeat, Cyrus goes to Victorian England to wed Alice. Years later, both Cyrus and Alice have a daughter as they tell their daughter about their adventures in Wonderland.
- Anastasia/Red Queen/White Queen (Wonderland) portrayed by Emma Rigby,
- Jafar (season 6, Wonderland) portrayed by Naveen Andrews, Oded Fehr and Anthony Keyvan,
- Percy/White Rabbit (Wonderland) voiced by John Lithgow, is the husband of Mrs. Rabbit, and father of his son and daughter. As the White Rabbit of Wonderland, Percy is able to create rabbit-hole portals to any realm. During his time in Victorian England, Alice follows Percy through a rabbit hole to Wonderland. Twenty-eight years later, he retrieves the Knave of Hearts from Storybrooke and help rescue Alice from an asylum, bringing them both to Wonderland to help find Cyrus. To defeat Jafar, he recruits an army to defeat Jafar's undead army. Following Jafar's defeat, he opens a portal for Alice, Cyrus and many of their Wonderland friends to Victorian England for preparation of Alice and Cyrus' wedding. After the wedding, he sends his family, Anastasia, and Wille back to Wonderland. Years later, he can be seen looking from behind some tall grasses when Alice and Cyrus are seen with their child.
- Zelena/Wicked Witch of the West/Kelly West (seasons 3-7) portrayed by Rebecca Mader and Isabella Blake-Thomas,
- Robin of Locksley/Robin Hood (seasons 2-7, Wonderland) portrayed by Sean Maguire and Tom Ellis,
- Hook/Det. Rogers (seasons 6-7) portrayed by Colin O'Donoghue, is a pirate captain and father of Alice via Gothel. While in the New Enchanted Forest, Hook is deceived by Gothel, resulting in the birth of Alice. As Alice is entrapped in a tower via Gothel's magic, Hook decides to raise her by forgetting his former grudges with Rumplestiltskin and moves into the tower. However, Gothel curses his heart, forcing him to stay away from Alice. When the curse is cast, Hook becomes Det. Rogers in Hyperion Heights, working alongside Det. Weaver. During his time as a detective, he becomes close to Tilly and the two forms a close father-daughter bond, not knowing that they are related. When the curse breaks, Hook reunites with his daughter after Gothel is defeated. He also gives his blessings to Robin to marry Alice. Once the realms are merged, Hook and Alice relocates to Storybrooke and attends Regina's coronation day.
- Ella/Jacinda Vidrio (season 7) portrayed by Dania Ramirez and Alejandra Pérez, is the daughter of Cecelia, step-daughter of Marcus Tremaine and Rapunzel Tremaine, step-sister of Anastasia and Drizella, wife of Henry Mills, and mother of Lucy Mills. As a child, her mother remarries and she gains a step-family. However, after the return of her step-father's first wife: Rapunzel, the family relation becomes complicated, as Rapunzel becomes jealous of the new family. Once both her mother and step-father was eliminated, Ella ends up as a maid. Years later, she falls in-love with Henry Mills and gives birth to Lucy. However, after the Dark Curse is cast, Ella is sent to the Land Without Magic, but is reunited with her family after the curse breaks. She later attends Regina's coronation once the realms had been merged.
- Rapunzel Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey (season 7) portrayed by Gabrielle Anwar and Meegan Warner,
- Lucy Mills/Lucy Vidrio (seasons 6-7) portrayed by Alison Fernandez, is the daughter of Ella and Henry Mills. Born in the New Enchanted Forest to Henry and Ella, Lucy is a catalyst in the curse's prophecy. Fearing for Lucy's life, Henry brings her deep into the forest with the intent to build a magical wardrobe that will send her to the new world, but she loses him when he battles a beast sent by the Coven of the Eight. After the Dark Curse is cast, Lucy is sent to the Land Without Magic. In Hyperion Heights, she is known as Lucy Vidrio and believes that most of its inhabitants are fairy tale characters. She brings Henry to Hyperion Heights and tries to make him believe in the curse. She eventually ends up in a coma after Victoria awakens Anastasia. Lucy is awakened when Victoria sacrifices herself to save her. When all the realms are merged, she joins her family for Regina's coronation.
- Queen Tiana/Sabine (season 7) portrayed by Mekia Cox, is the daughter of Queen Eudora and a King. Forced to auction her items, Princess Tiana seeks help from Dr. Facilier to find a Prince but finds out that it was a ruse, and decides to form a resistance against the King of the realm. As the resistance leader, she recruits Ella, Henry, Regina, and Hook to help their cause. During this time, she meets Prince Naveen but loses him to Dr. Facilier. Eventually, she becomes Queen of her kingdom when her mother steps down. When the Dark Curse is cast, Tiana is sent to the Land Without Magic. In Hyperion Heights, Tiana is known as Sabine. Her interest in making beignets causes her to open a food truck, unintentionally reuniting with Drew. After the merger of the realms, Tiana attends Regina's coronation to the Good Queen of the United Realms.
- In Wonderland, Emma Swan is portrayed by an unnamed extra.
- Dornan is billed as main during the first seven episodes of the first season only.
- Bailey is billed as recurring during the first half of the first season and is billed main in the second half of the season.
- O’Donoghue is billed as recurring during the first half of the second season and is billed main in the second half of the season.
- In Wonderland, Red Lucas is portrayed by an unnamed extra.
- Anwar is billed as main during the first half of the seventh season only.
- Cox is billed as recurring during the first four episodes of the seventh season and is billed main from the fifth episode of the season.
- In Wonderland, Emma Swan is portrayed by an unnamed extra.
- In Wonderland, Red Lucas is portrayed by an unnamed extra.
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