This article focuses on the Land Without Color. For a similarly named world, see the Land Without Magic.
This article uses content from the Land Without Color article on the Once Upon a Time Wiki.
Land Without Color
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First appearance: "The Doctor"
Latest appearance: "In the Name of the Brother"
This must be quite a land you hail from if you think your abilities are more powerful.
Rumplestiltskin to Victor Frankenstein. src

The Land Without Color is a world featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the fifth episode of the second season.


For history of the Land Without Color, see here.


For detailed location information, please see the list of Land Without Color locations.


This is the list of all the former and current inhabitants of Land Without Color.

^: Former inhabitants
†: Deceased inhabitants
+: Taken to Storybrooke via either the first or second curse
º: In Storybrooke via other means

*: This inhabitant's status and/or current whereabouts is unknown


  • Everything originating in this world appears to be filtered in black-and-white, referencing the original Frankenstein movies. However, when travelling to other realms, such as the Enchanted Forest, Victor Frankenstein gains colors.
  • It can be assumed that there is a door in the Mad Hatter's hat because Rumplestiltskin sends the Mad Hatter to bring Victor from one land to another.
  • Since we see the Frankenstein estate celebrating Christmas and Victor told Gerhardt "(his) cross to bear" when describing his military-metal, it can be assumed that Christianity or something extremely similar is present in this world.
  • Rumplestiltskin states that there is magic in the Land Without Color, in the form of witchcraft, but is neglected and not nearly as strong as the magic in the Enchanted Forest.
  • This world appears to be, much like Alice's homeworld and Cruella De Vil's homeworld, a variation of the Land Without Magic, that is based on the real-life German-speaking countries of Germany, Switzerland (the settings of the original novel) and Austria during the 19th century. This is supported by several pieces:
  • Victor's commission letter refers to Austria, more specifically Carinthia and its capital Klagenfurt.
  • Gerhardt's medal appears to be based on the Iron Cross, a symbol used for German military decorations.
  • The sign on the graveyard says "Soldatenfriedhof", which is German for "military cemetery". Victor's commission letter is also written in German.


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.