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The Dark Curse
General Information
Origin: Enchanted Forest
Status: Evil Queen's curse - Undone
Peter Pan's curse - Stopped
Snow White's curse - Broken
Hook's curse - Cast
Black Fairy's curse - Broken
Physical Description
Usage Information
Created by:
  • Black Fairy †
Possessed by:
  • Black Fairy †
  • Evil Queen/Regina Mills
  • Rumplestiltskin (formerly)
  • Maleficent (formerly)
  • Peter Pan (briefly) †
Used by:
  • Black Fairy †
  • Evil Queen/Regina Mills
  • Peter Pan (stopped) †
  • Snow White
  • Hook
Used on:
  • Enchanted Forest (three times)
  • Storybrooke (twice)
  • Camelot
Show Information
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "The Final Battle Part 1"
Relevant Pages

Your prison.. all of our prisons, will be time. Time will stop, and we will be trapped. Some place horrible... where everything we hold dear, everything we love, will be ripped from us. Where we suffer for all eternity, while the Queen celebrates, victorious at last! No more happy endings.
Rumplestiltskin to Snow White and Prince Charming src

The Dark Curse is a curse featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the first episode of the first season.


Known IngredientsEdit




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Breaking and Undoing of the Dark CurseEdit

Ways to Break the CurseEdit

Parts of the Curse Broken and UndoneEdit

Characters Aware of the CurseEdit


  • In the original "Pilot" script, the Dark Curse is not black smoke, but a green mist. It appears in the green misty for in Going Home, however, the reasons for its altered appearance are currently unknown.
  • Also mentioned in the original script, Rumplestiltskin says, "It won’t just affect this land. It will touch all the lands..." implying the Dark Curse reached into all magical realms.


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

  • The Dark Curse appears in Henry's storybook in "The New Neverland".