Phee wrote: This “magic touch” of hers is fascinating to me. I’d never really expected her to have magical powers.Her parents weren’t magical, so I don’t see how it could have been in her genetic makeup. I always just figured her purpose was to break the curse, and that was her “magic”, but she couldn’t make with the hocus pocus stuff. But now there definitely seems to be more to her abilities
Yes, it’s very fascinating to me, too! How could Emma conduct magic if her parents don’t have it? Jefferson said she brought magic to Storybrooke. As you pointed out, Emma seemed to conduct magic to Regina, as if she were linking her to the magic already present in SB.
Thanks to Jane (and Phee), I think the answer can be found by linking the words Emma and Magic. I no longer just think Emma does magic. I think Emma is magic! 💡
It sounds strange at first, but Emma is True Love Incarnate, thanks to Rumpel adding a drop of the true love potion to the parchment on which the curse was written, making her the savior. And what is true love? True love is the most powerful form of magic. Thus, Emma is the most powerful form of magic. That is why when Emma touched Regina, she was able to conduct magic. That’s why, when Graham kissed Emma, he remembered. It’s not that either character is necessarily “in love” with Emma but more that fact that Emma herself embodies true love magic, which can break any curse. Also, I’m beginning to think the favor that Emma owes Rumpel could involve a transfer of magic (like a currency)! 😮
It’s an interesting idea–one I really like–but i’m worried about what it might mean. They will have to be careful not to make Emma TOO powerful or make it so that she can give all the good guys kick butt magic powers. That’s kind of what tanked Heroes.