This article uses content from the Heroes and Villains (Book) article on the Once Upon a Time Wiki.

This article focuses on Mr. Gold's book. For the Season Four episode, see "Heroes and Villains". For Henry's book, see "Henry's Once Upon a Time Book".
Heroes and Villains Book
General Information
Status: Existing
Origin: Storybrooke
Current Location: Storybrooke
Physical Description
Type: Magic book
Color: Black and Silver
Usage Information
Created by:
  • Mr. Gold
    Isaac Heller
Possessed by:
  • Henry Mills
  • Mr. Gold
Used by:
  • Henry Mills
  • Isaac Heller
Used on:
  • Black Beard
  • Storybrooke inhabitants
Used for: Creating an alternate reality
Show Information
First appearance: "Mother"
Latest appearance: "Operation Mongoose Part 2"
Relevant Pages

It's time villains finally win.
—Mr. Gold to Isaac

The Heroes and Villains Book is a magical item featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the twentieth episode of the fourth season.


For history of Heroes and Villains (Book), see here.


Much like the first Dark Curse, Heroes and Villains takes away all memories of its victims' previous lives, providing them with new lives, "punishing" or "rewarding" them each in a way that Isaac sees fit.

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Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.