‘Once Upon a Time’ top 10 fan theories

Between the seeds planted throughout the first half of this season of Once Upon a Time, the events of the midseason premiere, and the harrowing promos that have come out, the soil for rich theories is very fertile.

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The first 12 episodes this year introduced us to the world of Frozen, along with elements from Fantasia. As the season progressed, more and more of the Fantasia story line emerged, creating the groundwork for the second half of the year. We’ve seen the sorcerer’s hat, a house that apparently belongs to him (or someone with his Fantasia namesake), and now Chernobog.

All of our core characters are facing a crisis of some kind: Regina had to send Robin away with Marian and Roland, Belle banished Rumple, evidently Snow and Charming are chafing under a dark secret, Hook is having self-esteem issues, and apparently Emma can be corrupted.

Like private detectives, fans are constantly looking for clues to help them understand what is happening, possible backstories, and of course, predict what will happen next. Aside from fan fiction, many fans will post or publish their theories regarding the development of the actual show. This is a list of 10 current theories about Once Upon a Time, including backstories for Cruella, Ursula, Henry, Granny, Blue, and Belle; alternate stories for Henry, Zelena, the sorcerer, and Marian; as well as predictions for the reuniting of couples.

If you have any of your own theories that you’d like to share with us, or if you’d like to share your point of view regarding any of the theories listed here, please make use of the comment section below.

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Carissa Shuman

Carissa is a writer, editor, and artist with a love for science and science fiction.

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