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Why would he want a shadow though? A shadow is the absence of light. If they want the heart of the truest believer I don’t think a shadow would cut it. IMO anyway!
True but NL is very dark, as in the absence of light. And shadows mark the passage of time, like on sundials. It depends on what you want the shadow or heart to do. When someone takes a heart it is either to kill them outright (which may not be very helpful to PP) or to control them (again, maybe not very helpful to PP). But he can remove Henry’s enchanted shadow and use it for NL and at the same time that Henry’s shadow is saving NL, it keeps Henry alive forever because of the magic being restored. Also, in PP myth, shadows are more important than hearts in that they are given much consdieration, PP always losing his shadow and so on.
I think when Regina cast the Curse, it broke the magic in NL so that it began to trickle away very slowly. PP had been stockpiling shadows for about 200 years because he has the gift of sight; he also knows that he needs the shadow of the boy who has the heart of the truest believer. He will attempt to rip off the shadow of Henry but Rumple will step in and sacrifice his Dark One’s shadow to save Henry.
Wow. You’ve really thought that through! I hope now though that there might be a surprise or two or the whole season storyline is completely ruined! :O 😀 Although still not fully on board with the shadow thing, PP obviously had Bae for about 300 years and didn’t steal his shadow from him in all that time.
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