Who will visit Storybrooke in Season 6 of ‘Once Upon A Time’?
When “Once Upon A Time” Season 5 ended, Storybrooke was being invaded by characters from the Land of Untold Stories. During San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that we would meet ancient Greek god Morpheus, former savior Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Jafar and the Count of Monte Cristo.
With the Land of Untold Stories comes endless possibilities of who else we’ll meet this season. According to the official Season 6 synopsis obtained by Entertaiment Weekly, Henry (Jared Gilmore) has pledged to help the new characters complete their tales. However, Regina (Lana Parrilla), Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas), Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Zelena (Rebecca Mader) become entwined in these untold tales, they find themselves haunted by their own unfinished pasts.
Here are just a few characters I’d like to see make an appearance in Storybrooke this season:
Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen: I’m not sure if we’ll see Tiana and Naveen this season, since they’re introducing Aladdin and Jasmine, but it would definitely be interesting if Tiana wanted to open a new restaurant in Storybrooke. With new characters moving to town, Granny’s may get a bit too crowded.
Doctor Facilier aka The Shadow Man: “The Princess and the Frog” main antagonist would be a perfect fit with Storybrooke’s villains. He has mad magic skills and like Rumplestiltskin, he thrives on making deals. Despite his penchant for wanting to be rich and powerful, it’s briefly suggested that he had an impoverished upbringing. This excerpt from Faciler’s past seems ready-made for a tale that hasn’t yet been told.
Mary Poppins: At Comic-Con, Emilie de Ravin (Belle) said she’s love to see the beloved nanny make her way to town. And I couldn’t agree more! It would be interesting, however, to see the version of Mary from P.L. Travers’ books instead of the Mary we know from the 1964 film. Travers’ Mary was most decidedly not cheerful, instead she was no-nonsense, rude, sharp and vain. One interesting storyline would be that Mary in the books was the only adult who had retained magic. In Poppins’ world, every baby is born magical, but lose it when they reach adulthood. What if she lost her magic and needed Henry to help her get it back?
Willy Wonka: As a child, I loved Roald Dahl’s books. His words were so descriptive, you had no trouble picturing the worlds he was creating. In every portrayal of Wonka, there is something that is slightly sinister. Though the “bad” children touring his factory may have deserved their fate, Wonka seems to delight in their misfortune. Maybe Wonka’s untold story is one without a happy ending.
Otto Lidenbrock: The professor from Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, is ready-made for an untold tale. Lidenbrock is slightly unhinged and impatient. Although his trip was successful and he received much acclaim, Lidenbrock was upset the journey was cut short. His untold story could be wanting to return for a more lengthy stay at the Earth’s center.
Jack Dawkins aka The Artful Dodger: The Peter Pan-esque character from Oliver Twist is one of the most intriguing in Charles Dickens’ body of work. The Dodger, while a master pickpocket befriends Oliver, and feels sorry for him. He also later betrays Oliver when he’s mistakenly caught. At the end of the book, it’s insinuated that the Dodger is sent to a penal colony in Australia for stealing a silver snuff box. The Dodger has also spent a lot of time on the streets and no doubt has plenty of tales not yet told.
Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne modeled Christopher Robin after his own son. Known as the best friend of Winnie-the-Pooh and the other beloved characters in the Hundred Acre Wood, Christopher’s vivid imagination could make him an ideal friend for Henry. In the final chapter of The House at Pooh Corner, it’s implied that Christopher is growing up and the gang throws him a farewell party after learning he must leave them soon to attending boarding school. Maybe Henry can help him realize that he doesn’t need to leave Pooh and the gang behind. That he can still believe in magic.
Whose tales would you like to see told this season? We will soon find out when Season 6 premiere at 8 p.m. Sept 25.