Maleficent. We only saw her for a brief amount of time when Regina went to the Dark Fortress to recover the Dark Curse. I do believe she is more important than we realize. She may be the key to Regina; with respect how is, what she will do and how she’ll end up. Apparently Mal was reluctant to give up the DC to Regina. She seems to know something about it that Regina doesn’t and tried to explain but was not allowed the opportunity nor listened to. Perhaps she tried it on a smaller scale? Regina alluded to their similarities concerning Snow and Mal to Sleeping Beauty. I believe after this Snow/Charming/ Regina arc is over it isn’t over. We need to see Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty and her Prince’s arc play out and see how Maleficent ended where she ended of failed. Then I do not beieve it is quite over for some funny reason. Maleficent is as key to Regina as Abigail and Frederick are to Snow and Charming.