he has been hypersensitized to lies from his mother by his experience with Regina. She lied to him about the curse for his entire life and made him question his own sanity for years. The only person he could turn to explain a confusing world, his mother, lied to him and only added to that confusion. Then, he found Emma and assumed she would be the perfect mother – the opposite of Regina.
Exactly. He carries on about Emma’s lies because he put her on a pedestal. Regina is mad. Regina is the Evil Queen. Regina lied to me all these years. Regina tore the Enchanted Forest apart. Regina destroyed lives. My mum wouldn’t do that. My real mum would be nice. My real mum would never lie. My mum would be a hero. And so it goes…. he is ten or eleven after all. Things are very black and white at that age.