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Maybe Rumple/Gold is in the book, but just mentioned too briefly for Henry to figure out who he is? In the Pilot episode while Henry is reading his book (I think it’s when he’s riding with Emma in her car), he flips to a page with a picture of a torch on it, and it goes to the scene with Snow and Charming going to Rumple for help. Maybe that’s the only time he’s mentioned in the book-as the one who made the prophecy about Emma? It could explain why Henry can’t make the connection between Gold and Rumple!
That would make sense IMO. If the book has that pic, then that scene at least must be in the book.
Rumple has played such a big part in so many of the characters’ lives that it doesn’t seem possible to tell their stories without bringing him in. Perhaps Henry hasn’t figured out who Gold is because Gold and Rumple are so different physically and emotionally. Gold seems more Scrooge-like than impish.
I think if the extent of Rumple’s deeds was spelled out properly in the book, Henry would certainly see a similarity, because Rumple and Mr Gold have one major trait in common: power. Mr Gold is the most powerful man in town, so if there’s a character who pops up in every story in the book, the one everyone goes to for help, the one who can fix everything, control any situation, it’s kind of a no brainer who he is in Storybrooke IMO. Henry’s an observant kid, so I’d be surprised if that stuff got by him if he’s had the opportunity to read about it.