@Beauty & the Beast wrote:
Great theory! It would explain why Rumpel was left out of the book. And I aslo think it would be quite sweet if Belle left his story out to protect him. 😀
I’m hoping that the writers’ statements about Belle playing a very important role in the finale is a clue to her possibly being the author of the book. Or maybe they’re just hinting at her finally be rescued. Who knows? But I like the theory nonetheless. The way the show left off on Belle’s story was very “to be continued…” They made it seem as if her story would be coming back in full force later on in the season.
It would also help explian why Belle was still running around free after she left Rumpel. I’m almost beginning to think that Regina captured her after the curse took effect.
I’ve always wondered why Rumpel’s story was mysteriously missing from the book. Henry’s been able to pin-point every single fairytale character, but for some reason, he can’t figure out who Mr. Gold is. We’ve never seen any photos or mention of Rumpel in the book. Henry has never even spoken the name “Rumpelstiltskin.” I find that odd. He was able to figure out that Dr. Hopper was a cricket and that Ruby is a wolf, but he can’t figure out who Mr. Gold is? If Henry is so concerned with breaking the curse, you’d think he’s focus his energies on defeating Regina AND Mr. Gold. So, I’m pretty sure Rumpel is not in the book.
I fact, I think that’s going to be one of the big twists in the finale. Emma and Henry are going to try to break the curse, but since they have no knolwedge of the curse’s creator, they’re going to be terribly lost. The running thread in all of these stories is Rumpel. When you take him out of the equation, it all falls apart. He created the curse, he was at Cora’s origins and presumably Regina’s, he placed Charming in power, he gave Snow the forgetting potion, he help the Evil Queen enact the Dark Curse, he made sure that Emma would be the savior. He pushed all of these storylines forward, and without any knowledge of him, then the story doesn’t make sense. That’s why I think either he or someone connected to him wrote the book. His absence just seems to be very intentional.
And if the Blue Fairy did write it, then she did a rather shoddy job at it. She left out the man that started this whole story in the first place: Rumpel. She knew that Rumpel was planning to enact the curse, so why did she leave him out? It doesn’t make any sense.