–I really don’t understand why characters like Cinderella and Rapunzel are wholly different from their counterparts in the EF 1.0 but characters like Smee and Blackbeard are played by the same actors and even act the same (apart from availability)
Smee and Blackbeard are from the Wish Realm. Cinderella and Rapunzel are from The Enchanted Forest 2.0.
Smee was with Nook when Wish Regina’s powers were taken away. Nook gave him the Jolly Roger when he left to take care of Alice. I’m assuming Blackbeard was the one from the Wish Realm because his make up made him look older and his wig was very messed up and no longer curled and pristine like it used to be.