This article uses content from the Darkness article on the Once Upon a Time Wiki.

The Darkness
Biographical Information
Status: Existing
Current Host: Rumplestiltskin / Mr. Gold
Previous Hosts:
Show Information
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "Our Decay"

The Darkness, and its host the Dark One, is a malevolent magical entity featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It débuts in the first episode of the first season.


For history of Darkness, see here.

Known Dark OnesEdit

*: Unknown (presumably deceased)
†: Deceased Dark One
Bold name: Current Dark One


  • Dark One Rumplestiltskin appears in Henry's storybook in "Dreamcatcher".
  • Dark One Mr. Gold is mentioned on the pawnshop sign in "Heart of the Matter".

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