Once Upon a Time Universe Redemption Arcs Ranked From Worst To Best

ABC’s Once Upon A Time beloved a good villain.

However, what the show beloved, much more, was redeeming a villain. As the show was all about hope and completely happy endings, this could come as no shock.

Over the course of seven seasons and one 13-episode spinoff, Once Upon A Time redeemed a whole of 13 villains.

Some of those redemption arcs have been unimaginable and iconic, redefining redemption arcs for TV followers in every single place; others have been lackluster and poorly executed.

Join us beneath as we rank redemption arcs from the OUAT universe, and sure, that features Wonderland.

#13: Zelena AKA The Wicked Witch of The West

Zelena was first launched on Once Upon A Time Season 3 Episode 12. We knew she was going to be the brand new huge unhealthy of the season.

Between following Robbie Kay’s superb efficiency as Peter Pan and reimagining the enduring villain from The Wizard of Oz, Zelena had her work minimize out for her.

In equity, Rebecca Madder did a implausible job with the function. Zelena was completely depraved.

She killed Neal, enslaved Rumple, raped Robin to get again at Regina, and purposefully obtained pregnant to rub stated being pregnant in her sister’s face. That’s saying nothing of what she did to Maid Marian, or that point she teamed up with King Arthur.

Zelena was as depraved as they arrive, and her backstory wasn’t practically sympathetic sufficient for us to really feel sorry for her. She was whiney and entitled, blaming individuals who had nothing to do with the life she led.

All that apart, Once Upon A Time is a show about redemption arcs, and had Zelena’s been dealt with extra realistically and with a higher timetable, it might need been extra palatable.

Zelena’s redemption was motivated by turning into a mom, studying to like her sister, and discovering real love with a man.

Again, all of these items may arguably result in redemption and did for others within the collection.

However, as a substitute of slowly getting one in every of these items in order that they might actually have an effect on her, Zelena was hit with a triple risk and a quickie redemption over the course of a few episodes.

First, she turns into a mom (to a little one she conceived by raping her sister’s soulmate in order that she may give him what the fertile Regina by no means may).

Quickly, we see her placing her kid’s security first when she realizes her magic is hurting her. Good begin.

Then, she and Regina, sisters and sworn enemies who didn’t develop up collectively, be taught they met as youngsters and have been briefly shut earlier than their mom tore them aside and erased their recollections. Okay. Weird.

I’m all for Regina getting extra household. Still, honestly, after all the things Zelena has executed to Regina and all of the hate and envy Zelena felt in the direction of her, it is laborious to imagine the 2 may put the previous apart just because they now bear in mind a temporary kinship they shared as ten-year-olds.

Finally, we be taught that Zelena as soon as had a probability at True Love, magic cure-all, with Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

Zelena decides to be completely happy along with her ex, buddies along with her nemesis turned sister, and a loving mom. It’s all a little fast and neat, is not it?

Then, in fact, the evil man who beloved her as a result of they have been each evil and filled with envy chooses to maintain being evil and desires her to maintain being evil with him. She chooses her sister, which, given what we all know of her, makes little sense.

Then, when a grieving Regina rejects Zelena, she groups up along with her sister’s “Evil-Half,” and continues to be a villain. She by no means actually switches sides utterly or stops being a bitch to everyone.

They nonetheless name her redeemed and invite her to Thanksgiving, although, as a result of, bygones?

It did not appear to be the writers meant to redeem Zelena once they first launched the character. They saved her round as a result of she was enjoyable and witty, however she brought about extra issues than she solved.

Yet it was all shortly swept below the rug when it was handy for them, and she or he’s by no means made to reply for all of the horrible issues she did.

Redeeming Zelena, and particularly the how of it was terribly lazy writing. Even when you like her, it’s important to admit that that got here out of nowhere.

They ought to have saved her the villain we like to hate, given her a gradual and significant redemption arc, or, and that is my favourite, killed her off like they appeared to on Once Upon A Time Season 3 Episode 20 and by no means introduced her again.

Of course, that might imply no child Robin, and subsequently, no MadArcher, which might be unhappy. Then once more, perhaps Regina’s Robin would not have died. It’s a combined bag.

However, I believe we will all agree this was the worst redemption arc the show did. If they needed to redeem Zelena, they might have executed it means higher. Plus, did they actually need to?

#12: Rapunzel AKA Lady Tremaine AKA Victoria Belfrey

For those that did not watch Once Upon A Time Season 7, this does not check with the Rapunzel launched on Once Upon A Time Season 3 Episode 14 or the Lady Tremaine launched on Once Upon A Time Season 6 Episode 3.

This refers to Cinderella’s evil step-mother from a New/Alternate Enchanted Forest launched on Once Upon A Time Season 7.

We later be taught that she can be an alternate Rapunzel, who turned evil as a result of whereas she was locked in a Tower, her husband remarried, and she or he felt changed.

Then, when her husband chooses to save lots of the lifetime of Ella, the daughter of his new spouse, as a substitute of their daughter Anastasia, she’s overcome with grief and rage.

She’s decided to save lots of her comatose little one, neglecting and berating the daughter she has left, Drizella, for daring to think about her husband’s new spouse a mom. Plus, she has her husband killed, abuses Ella, and does many different unhealthy issues.

Her story is sympathetic, however her remedy of her daughter is inexcusable. Plus, once more, the abuse and killing of individuals.

In the top, Rapunzel sacrifices herself to save lots of Drizella, the daughter she uncared for and mistreated, from being killed by Mother Gothel, who locked her up all these years in the past.

Now, sacrificing oneself to save lots of a little one is nice redemption. The drawback is that, not not like Zelena’s redemption, it got here out of nowhere. Rapunzel was as soon as prepared to kill Drizella to save lots of Anastasia.

After Drizella lets her mom know that she beloved and missed her when she was locked up, Rapunzel all of a sudden decides she does love her daughter, and she or he’s sorry and prepared to die for her?

That would not add up. Not when Drizella went out of her solution to show her mom loyalty, obedience, mainly something for a scrap of affection in return and was repeatedly advised she wasn’t adequate for her mom to like as a result of she wasn’t Anastasia.

She apologizes in her final moments to make Drizella really feel like she wished her expired, however she did need her expired at one level.

Now, she’s making it sound prefer it was all in her daughter’s head. Drizella is left confused, pondering her mom beloved her all alongside, and in some way she missed it.

No. Rapunzel didn’t love Drizella all alongside. She clearly despised her for locating consolation within the maternal determine who was there when she was trapped and was prepared to sacrifice her to convey again the daughter she believed missed her.

She blamed a little one who was barely sufficiently old to recollect her for wanting a mom and loving the one one she remembered having.

Maybe nearly dropping her may shock her into seeing the error of her methods, but it surely may have been written higher if that was the case.

#11: Cora AKA The Miller’s Daughter AKA The Queen Of Hearts

Speaking of moms who did not love their daughter’s sufficient, Cora was the epitome of that. One little one she gave up, leaving her to die within the woods so being an unwed poor mom would not maintain her again.

And Zelena obtained the higher deal than the kid she saved. Cora repeatedly abused Regina, each mentally/emotionally and magically/bodily.

It all culminated in Cora murdering Regina’s boyfriend proper in entrance of her to power her to marry a king sufficiently old to be her father (and who practically was).

Cora killed Queen Eva, Lancelot, numerous others. She manipulated and damage everyone who stood in her means, in addition to those that stood by her facet.

It appeared like she wasn’t able to compassion or love for anyone, and there was a cause for that. You see, as a younger lady, Cora eliminated her coronary heart from her chest, so its incessant feeling would not hold her from her targets.

Cora was ruthless with out her coronary heart, and her redemption got here when her coronary heart returned to her chest moments earlier than her loss of life. She appears to lastly see and love her daughter, telling her she would have been sufficient.

The concept appeared to be that had Cora saved her coronary heart, she may have been a loving mom and a higher particular person. When Once Upon A Time Season 2 Episode 16 aired, this line of pondering would have labored.

However, because the show developed, we realized that folks with out hearts may love. It is along with her coronary heart lacking from her chest on Once Upon A Time Season 3 that Regina not solely finds love with Robin Hood however shares True Love’s Kiss along with her son Henry.

While utterly heartless, Regina makes use of gentle magic based mostly on like to cease the villain and save the day.

With this new data, we should look again at Cora’s seeming redemption and surprise if it is truthful accountable all her actions on her heartlessness. If we will not, then having her coronary heart restored did not redeem her in any respect, and she or he died as she lived, as a bitch.

#10: King Arthur

One of the massive twists on Once Upon A Time Season 5 reveals that King Arthur, the hero of legend, was truly form of a dick. He was obsessive about turning into a hero and a nice ruler who saved Camelot as Merlin had foretold.

Because of this, he ignored his spouse and his individuals to pursue the lacking a part of Excalibur, AKA the Dark One Dagger. In his absence, his spouse, Guinevere, took care of the dominion, and Lancelot took care of Guinevere.

When Arthur sees his obsession may value him his marriage and his kingdom, as a substitute of adjusting his methods, he makes use of magic to brainwash (and sure rape) his spouse and his kingdom. Plus, he kills individuals.

Overall, Arthur was not a good dude, and he obtained him when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, killed him merely for being in his means.

It’s in The Underworld that Arthur finds redemption. On Once Upon A Time Season 5 Episode 21, Arthur groups up with Hook to defeat Hades as a result of he desires to maneuver on to Mount Olympus as a substitute of going to the unhealthy place.

On their quest, Hook and Arthur bond, saving one another and incomes a Mount Olympus spot. Instead of transferring on, Arthur decides to stay and rule over the Underworld, supposedly to put it aside from the villains who presently run it.

The factor is, Arthur did not actually change. He deduces that the prophecy that he would rule over a “damaged kingdom” refers to The Underworld and never Camelot as he all the time thought. It’s the future he is been chasing perpetually, so in fact, he would do it.

His incomes a spot at Mount Olympus has much less to do with him altering and extra to do along with his function in defeating Hades, which is what Zeus wished. He solely helped within the first place to keep away from everlasting damnation.

Also, all of the mistaken he is executed s nonetheless executed. Guinevere remains to be cursed. He would not repair that or apologize to her.

I understand he is in no place to take action, being expired and all, however the truth that the results of all of the unhealthy he did are nonetheless in impact and he does nothing to rectify them is factors in opposition to him.

Making Arthur a villain was a good shock, however his redemption was weak. The character wasn’t likable, at the same time as a man you like to hate. Frankly, OUAT would have been higher if the characters had by no means gone to Camelot, however that is a rant for an additional time.

#9: Rumpelstilskin AKA Mr. Gold AKA The Dark One AKA Detective Weaver

As I deal with in my put up on how the writers of OUAT screwed Rumple over, Rumple’s redemption was seemingly written into the collection from the start. For the primary two and a half seasons of the show, Rumple’s redemption arc was image excellent.

Then issues began to go downhill. By Once Upon A Time Season 6, not all viewers members wished Rumple to be redeemed. He had backslid so many occasions. His redemption was laborious to belief when it occurred.

Rumple’s remaining redemption was loss of life, which form of match as a result of he had lived so lengthy and deserved to relaxation. Plus, after all the things he did, seeing him dwell would have left us questioning if he was going to backslide once more.

Still, it could have been higher if they’d leaned into his preliminary redemption on Once Upon A Time Season 3 Episode 11 and let the character develop, as a substitute of all of the pointless backwards and forwards.

I may wax poetic on Rumple’s mishandled redemption arc, however it could be redundant, as I have already got within the put up linked above. I encourage you to test that put up out.

#8: Captain Hook AKA Killian Jones

One of the weird and refreshing issues about OUAT’s redemption arcs, not less than those they did effectively, was that as a substitute of going for the acquainted trope of person-redeems-themself-for-lover, they did the underrated and underused person-redeems-themself-for-their-child.

Killian Jones is the exception to this. When we met Killian, he was a villain and a somewhat charming one. Fans beloved him. It’s no shock that OUAT determined to redeem such a in style character, particularly contemplating how a lot they love redemption arcs.

The first time Killian did “the correct factor” was on Once Upon A Time Season 2 Episode 22. He put himself in danger to save lots of the city after which once more attempt to save Henry.

The implication on the time was that Killian’s about-face was attributable to his guilt over having failed his nearly stepson, Baelfire, way back.

He practically gave up his revenge as soon as for the prospect at a household with the son of the girl he beloved. Now, he wanted to save lots of that man’s son.

Many argue that Baelfire ought to have been Killian’s redemption. However, followers wished CaptainSwan, and the writers wanted an excuse to maintain a character with out many ties to the primary cast round, so Killian was redeemed by way of his love for Emma.

When in comparison with the redemption, an alternate want universe model of his character discovered on Once Upon A Time Season 7, a redemption motivated by his love for his daughter Alice, it is clear which storyline holds up higher.

Not solely was Killian’s redemption by way of romantic real love weaker than if he discovered it by way of fatherly love, but it surely wasn’t constant.

Killian’s villainy stemmed from his want to get revenge on Rumple. His redemption would require him to present that up.

However, regardless of the truce the 2 strike on Once Upon A Time Season 3, Killian nonetheless blackmails Rumple on Once Upon A Time Season 4 Episode 4 in order that he can get his hand again.

Killian likes the Hook, and we like him with it. He stated he wished his hand again so he may maintain Emma higher on their date. His emotions for her motivated him to blackmail his old enemy, which solely introduced out the worst in each of them.

Later, when Killian turns into The Dark One, he provides in to the darkness totally in a short time. He’s prepared to ship the girl he loves and her buddies to The Underworld. When he chickens out of his plan as a result of he nonetheless loves Emma, he is known as a hero.

How is he a hero for sacrificing himself to cease an evil scheme that he was inflicting? If you need to kill somebody however change your thoughts, you are not a hero for saving that particular person’s life.

You’re simply not as unhealthy as you have been earlier than. It’s noble to show your self over to the cops afterward, however once more, it would not make you a hero.

When Killian marries Emma on Once Upon A Time Season 6 Episode 20, he says that once they met, all that mattered to him was getting revenge, however she confirmed him that love was price extra. That implies he gave up his revenge, proper?

Except that earlier in that very same episode, he used Dreamshade, which he is been saving since Neverland, on Rumple. He admits it is not simply to get Rumple out of the way in which and cease his subsequent plot.

Once it is throughout, and the Black Fairy is defeated, he nonetheless intends to pores and skin himself a crocodile. He nonetheless hates Rumple and nonetheless desires revenge on him.

The Killian of Once Upon A Time Season 7, in contrast, was bros with Rumple as a result of they each cared for his daughter and her happiness. Their bond is so robust that when Rumple sacrifices himself for his remaining redemption, it is to save lots of that Killian’s life.

Killian was a nice character, performed by a proficient and charming actor, and his redemption may have been a nice arc. However, it was somewhat poorly dealt with.

For extra on Killian’s disappointing redemption arc, try this TV Fanatic put up by Sarah Novack.

#7: Ursula AKA The Sea-Witch

It made sense for Ursula to be redeemed. It wasn’t laborious to see it coming. Why? Because she was by no means all that evil.

When we realized Ursula’s backstory, her motivation for turning to darkness was extremely weak.

Yes, she grieved her mom, her father tried to regulate her, and when she confirmed Hook kindness, he betrayed her. These are all causes to lose religion in goodness.

Still, it was clear she would look previous all that and abandon villainy if she may simply get her singing voice again. It was a fast repair, tied up in a neat little bow. Truthfully, it may have been mounted eons in the past if it had occurred to Killian and/or Poseidon.

Also, this Ursula wasn’t the one who tortured Ariel. That was Regina. Honestly, apart from aiding Maleficent and Cruella sometimes, I’m a little foggy on what evil issues she ever truly did.

She could have been disillusioned with good, much less harmless and naive than she as soon as was, however she wasn’t actually villain materials.

As quickly as we be taught her backstory on Once Upon A Time Season 4 Episode 15, she is redeemed after which written out of the show.

Ursula’s entire arc was extra little mermaid than seas witch, and admittedly, it was disappointing.

#6:August AKA Pinocchio

August was a fascinating character. He was flawed in a morally ambiguous means that the show lacked in its later seasons.

He did unhealthy issues, and plenty of nonetheless do not excuse him for A) Abandoning Emma, B) Breaking up Swanfire, C) Calling the cops, D) Stealing the cash, and/or E) Pretending to be Baelfire with Rumple.

Plus, he stole Tamara’s cash for the treatment from The Dragon when he thought she wanted it to treatment her most cancers. Granted, no one actually cares about Tamara, and she or he did not even have most cancers, but it surely was nonetheless a dick transfer.

Pinocchio had a troublesome backstory, although not a lot time was spent on it. Fans have been left to extrapolate motivations for his unhealthy conduct.

Some justifications have been that he had a unhealthy childhood, being handed the accountability of caring for an toddler, on his personal, in a new land, as a little one himself.

He ran away from a unhealthy foster state of affairs and needed to make it on his personal in a land he did not perceive.

We do not actually see that, although, besides little snippets. We assume he struggled as a result of it is sensible, however we do not see him battle or perceive how he ended up the place he did.

We additionally don’t have any clue about his life earlier than turning into a actual boy, save what we realized from the Disney film. OUAT preaches monsters aren’t born however made.

We did not see August get made. We merely met him as an grownup who made egocentric, determined decisions. His backstory wasn’t given sufficient screentime; the identical could be stated for his redemption arc.

While a common presence on the vast majority of Once Upon A Time Season 1, August was principally absent from Once Upon A Time Season 2 till Once Upon A Time Season 2 Episode 18, the place he’s redeemed.

Aside from being rushed, August’s redemption is bizarre. He sacrifices and is rewarded for his selflessness by being aged down. He loses his recollections of being August. It’s imagined to be a contemporary begin and a completely happy ending.

This completely happy ending left many followers with a bitter style of their mouth. August, as we knew him, was mainly erased.

Of course, we do see fully-grown August once more. After ignoring his little one counterpart for 2 years, the show wants him for plot causes, so he’s aged again up on Once Upon A Time Season 4 Episode 14, for plot causes, after which forgotten.

#5: Maleficent

Maleficent’s redemption wasn’t half unhealthy. She turned a mom and put apart her evil targets to get to know her daughter. It’s traditional OUAT redemption, mom and little one. What may very well be higher?

Well, it might need helped if we knew why Maleficent was evil within the first place. We by no means be taught that backstory. By the time a younger Regina met Maleficent on Once Upon A Time Season 4 Episode 14, she’s already put one princess below a sleeping curse.

We by no means be taught what Briar Rose, the primary sleeping magnificence, did to make Mal hate her, and Mal’s cursing of Aurora, the second sleeping magnificence and Briar Rose’s daughter, is finished solely executed to punish her mom.

Unlike with Ursula, we have now loads of proof that Mal is evil, and it is clear motherhood softens her and that she desires to place her daughter first. However, with out understanding why she was evil within the first place, it is laborious to grasp her redemption arc.

We do not know what she’s turning her again on. We do not know if she was justified in her hatred, what occurred to her that led her up to now, and many others. This is why Maleficent is not larger on this record. Her redemption labored, but it surely lacked context.

#4: Drizella Tremaine AKA Ivy Belfrey

Drizella was launched on Once Upon A Time Season 7 because the evil step-sister of an alternate Cinderella from an alternate Enchanted Forest.

She was a compelling character with a compelling backstory. Her redemption, whereas barely rushed, was comparatively satisfying. The solely actual subject was that it was a tad repetitive.

Drizella was eerily just like Regina, and her redemption arc was a mirror of the one The Evil Queen had gotten seasons in the past.

There have been variations, in fact. However, between her points along with her mom, her option to cast The Dark Curse, her seek for love and acceptance, and her coiffure, many felt Drizella was Regina-light.

However, as many loved Regina’s redemption arc, which was executed means higher than most on the show, it could not damage to have one thing a bit comparable.

Drizella’s dynamic with Regina was additionally one of many highlights of her arc. Regina tried to mentor Drizella as a result of she noticed a few of herself within the burgeoning witch, and she or he did not need Drizella to show into her. Best laid plans, and all that.

Drizella’s redemption got here from studying that her mom did love her, from having somebody like Henry care about her, and, most of all, from rediscovering her relationship along with her sister.

She was on a journey we’d have preferred to see extra of, and it was unhappy to look at Drizella and Anastasia undergo a portal and out of our lives, even when they’d earned their completely happy ending.

Because, sure, even when it was a bit repetitive, Drizella’s redemption did really feel earned.

#3: Regina Mills AKA The Evil Queen

Regina’s redemption arc is probably the most well-known and in style redemption arc on the show. Fans noticed themselves in her and rooted for her as she struggled to go away evil behind.

Regina’s backstory was actually tragic. She was abused and manipulated by her mom her whole life, culminating within the homicide of her boyfriend.

It was laborious for Regina to grasp love due to her mom’s remedy of her. Then Rumple manipulated her and fed her hatred to make her into the monster he wanted.

None of that excuses Regina’s actions. She made her personal decisions. Still, it was laborious to not really feel for her after we noticed all she’s been by way of.

Regina simply wished to be beloved, and she or he discovered love with the son she adopted.

She wasn’t all the time the most effective mother to Henry, however that was form of retconned in a while within the show, the place Regina was made out to be the epitome of a nice mom.

We noticed how a lot Regina beloved her son, how she would sacrifice something for him. Given that household was one of many cornerstones of Once Upon A Time, this made Regina’s redemption inevitable and extremely interesting.

Regina’s redemption arc was not rushed. It was drawn out as we watched the character develop, realistically backslide barely, after which, with the assist of her new household, discover her solution to correct redemption.

Overall, it was effectively executed. That being stated, there have been some flaws.

On Once Upon A Time Season 3 Episode 9, Regina admits that she would not remorse any of the unhealthy issues she’s executed as a result of if she hadn’t, she would not have her son.

Some have argued that her redemption is extra about getting what she desires, i.e., a relationship along with her son, than exhibiting real regret. She would not need to do higher as a result of she believes it is proper.

She desires to do higher as a result of if she would not, she loses Henry, and given a selection, she would not do something totally different, even when it meant saving lives, so long as she obtained Henry.

That’s an oversimplification of her sentiments, but it surely is a vital level to make.

Regina could have ostensibly switched sides, however she sometimes crosses the road, equivalent to when she stole Belle’s coronary heart to control Rumple. Whether or not Rumple deserved that’s debatable, however did Belle? I ought to assume not!

There are additionally issues she’s by no means been held accountable for, equivalent to raping and murdering Graham.

On Once Upon A Time Season 5 Episode 23, Regina goes as far as to name her previous evil self an alter-ego often called The Evil Queen; she makes an attempt to separate herself off from that a part of herself.

The Evil Queen was by no means an alter-ego. Regina solely has one character, and she or he must personal her decisions.

Despite these flaws, Regina’s arc was inspiring for a lot of. It had the endurance to final the size of the collection and to maintain individuals tuning in for it till the top. There’s a cause Regina was one of the crucial in style characters on the show.

#2: Ingrid of Arandelle AKA The Snow Queen AKA Sarah Fisher

Ingrid was the villain on Once Upon A Time Season 4’s Frozen arc, a response to the film’s reputation. While the arc was flawed at greatest, Ingrid herself was truly a nice character with a compelling and satisfying redemption arc.

Much just like the collection’s protagonist, Emma, and the movie’s protagonist, Elsa, Ingrid had a energy show could not utterly management. She feared her energy, even when her sisters promised they might by no means concern her.

When Ingrid loses management and by chance kills one in every of her sisters, the opposite activates her and locks her up. This causes Ingrid to imagine that somebody with out powers may by no means perceive her and that her sister’s assist was false.

She turns into The Snow Queen, the villain of the Hans Christian Anderson story Frozen was based mostly on. Her damage causes her to lash out at everybody who would not have powers, whereas she nonetheless seeks companionship from those that do.

When Ingrid discovers that her sister did love her in spite of everything, she sees the error of her methods. Both of her sisters are expired, and she will be able to’t convey them again, however she will be able to undo the curse she cast.

She’s now not offended. She’s prepared to just accept her destiny. Reversing the curse can solely be achieved along with her loss of life, and she or he willingly sacrifices herself, welcoming loss of life and a probability to see her sisters once more.

Ingrid’s redemption is compelling as a result of she acknowledges what she did was mistaken, she apologizes to these she damage, and she or he undoes the hurt she inflicted at the price of her personal life.

#1: Anastasia AKA The Red Queen

Finally, the most effective redemption arc within the Onceverse was Anastasia from the spinoff, Once Upon A Time In Wonderland. This is not shocking, as OUAIW is best than OUAT general.

Anastasia, not not like Drizella on Once Upon A Time Season 7, has an arc that mirrors Regina’s.

Like each Regina and Drizella, she has a unhealthy relationship along with her mom.

Like Regina, she has a poor man she loves and desires to run away with.

Unlike Regina, she truly succeeds, solely to find that it’s powerful to be poor. She chooses consolation over love, and by the point she regrets her determination, it’s too late to return, or so she believes.

She’s groomed by none apart from Cora to be a ruthless ruler and sorceress. She ignores and kills her topics with out a thought. She conspires with Jafar to power the love she misplaced to come back again to her.

It is just at her lowest (up till that time, finally) on Once Upon A Time In Wonderland Season 1 Episode 9 that she begins to remorse her darkish methods actually.

At the mercy of the themes she mistreated, she realizes that she was a actually horrible queen and that regardless of all her energy, no one cares for her, and she or he has no one however herself accountable for it.

When she as soon as once more has energy, because the grasp of the genie within the lamp, she has the choice to run from Jafar and begin a new life. Instead, she decides to remain and struggle for the individuals she failed.

She humbles herself to apologize to The White Rabbit, who she a lot wronged, and asks his assist in saving Wonderland. She actually desires to proper her wrongs, even when it’s the more difficult factor to do.

When she is powerless as soon as once more, her needs are made. She and Will are on the mercy of Jafar. She sends a message to Alice and Cyrus to save lots of themselves.

She despises each of them and has no cause to assume they might rescue her, however she desires some good to come back from all of the unhealthy she has executed.

At the top of Once Upon A Time In Wonderland Season 1 Episode 13, we see that Anastasia turns into the White Queen of Wonderland and that she and Will, her White King, fill the land with surprise as soon as once more.

Anastasia’s arc has the positives of Regina’s with out the pitfalls. As she was a main character on her show, versus a non permanent villain like Ingrid, her redemption took middle stage and may very well be explored totally.

Also, it has a completely happy ending, which is what we wish from these exhibits. Who wants a martyr?

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