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"Puss in Boots", is a French literary fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master- Whom is the Millers youngest child!
He appears in the third act pas de caractère of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty.
& Whale is a term used for a gambler who has the capacity to win and lose large bets or takes great risks.
Or just as random -
large fish, whale, or sea monster
My other way out there thought is he could be Rhiwallon -
In the 12th century a young man fell in love with a woman who emerged from the magic lake – Llyn y Fan Fach, in the hills above the village of Myddfai. He was allowed to marry her providing he was faithful, didn't give her three needless blows, nor touch her with iron. She came with a dowry of goats, cattle, sheep and horses. They were very happy and she bore him three sons.
Unfortunately he struck his wife once when she laughed during a funeral, once when she cried at a wedding, and then (to cap it all) he accidently touched her with the metal bit of a bridle as she helped him to harness a horse.
She cried,“You have struck me the last blow. Farewell!” Turning her back on him, she called to the animals to follow her, and disappeared into the lake. The distraught husband drowned in the deep waters of the lake in his frantic search for her.
The lady’s three sons often went to the lake, and one day she re-emerged and told Rhiwallon, the eldest, that he must become a man of medicine and be "a benefactor to mankind by giving relief from pain and misery through healing all manner of diseases".
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When I was skimming the first version of it I came across, I was beginning to lose hope until I got to the end...the lady of the lake's 3 sons became physicians! In some versions they mention the lady of the lake having FAIRY blood in her, and it always ends with her 3 sons and their descendants becoming doctors as she was a master healer and taught them all she knew.
So I'm wondering, since the writers of OUAT love to crisscross all kinds of fairy tales (including some more obscure ones), if they somehow combined this idea of a fairy tale healer who is the son of the lady in the lake, and perhaps crossed it with something from King Arthur and / or a fairy. That got me thinking about the scene from the finale when Dr. Whale was reacting to having his memories returned and the Blue Fairy (Mother Superior) goes to comfort him. Perhaps "Mother Superior" is a fitting title for her more than just being the head of the fairies?
I know it's a wild and crazy thought but since we haven't been able to come up with some big name character we should recognize (like when we figured out Pinocchio), maybe he's not a famous character that will "knock our socks off" (as the actor has teased) but rather, WHO the character is related to will shock us! (ie: the lady of the lake or the blue fairy, etc). Just a thought!
I thought he was the wolf at the beginning of the season so now I'm grasping for straws. Can't wait til we know for sure!
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