Since Rumpel takes on two different personas (Beast and Rumpel) I wonder which story line the writers are going to follow when it comes down to the end of the series. This is how the two original grim stories end….
Rumpel = Rumpelstiltskin “in his rage drove his right foot so far into the ground that it sank in up to his waist; then in a passion he seized the left foot with both hands and tore himself in two.” Other versions have Rumpelstiltskin driving his right foot so far into the ground that he creates a chasm and falls into it, never to be seen again. In the oral version originally collected by the brothers Grimm, Rumpelstiltskin flies out of the window on a cooking ladle.
Beast = His curse is broken by Belle’s true love kiss and they live happily ever after.
Rumpels story is quite gruesome…I hope that doesn’t happen! I know the writers always tweak stories, but it seems like they take a similar path. Maybe it will be a mixture of both?
I understand what you are saying but is Rumple taking on the persona of the beast or is his character replacing the beast. The same can be said of the cinderella story except he replaced her with himself by killing her and then granting her wish with stipulations. there is an apples to oranges argument here but in the Beauty in the Beast case they simply inserted Rumple instead of introducing a whole new character. The beast and Rumple are one and the same to me in this case. Red was a character who took on the persona of the wolf simply because she was the wolf and so was Granny.
I agree. In the OUAT universe, Rumpel and the Beast are the same person with the same destiny.