March 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm #139477jonathanmorganParticipant
This was a theory That august is Augustus Le Plongeon Augustus was 19th century traveler and writer who claimed their was a lost continent of “Lemuria” … lemurs anyone?
Again this is fourm post in another site.. that has a possible picture of Pinocchio in storybrooke eliminating the pinochio theoryMarch 23, 2012 at 2:12 am #139501SnickerdoodleParticipant
Well, although I would love it if August is Baelfire and Peter Pan, yes I subscribe to the crossover theories of characters, I can also see him possibly being Pinnochio. One way or another I believe the fairies are involved. What if Baelfire’s “fairy godmother” gives him an out. We know the mines are not making fairy dust toward the end of the storyline where they lock up Rumpel. Perhaps the fairies are banished and take Baelfire with them to Neverland perhaps, where he doesn’t grow up, but does a lot of traveling before returning to the “real ” world.March 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm #139544PheeParticipant
Regarding Peter Pan, I thought I remembered reading somewhere that Kitsis and Horwitz said they don’t have the rights for those characters. Just googled it and found this from an Entertainment Weekly article:
What other characters are we going to see in Storybrooke?
So far the writers on Once have used characters from ABC’s parent company, Disney, and classic fairy-tale characters in the public domain to avoid dealing with outside rights, permissions, and fees. Kitsis points to Peter Pan, a personal favorite, as a character who won’t be popping up in Storybrooke anytime soon: “Unfortunately Peter Pan is not public domain, so that is a rights issue that has to be worked out. We’re hoping that someday we can, because it would be such a shame to not be able to have Captain Hook or Peter Pan on the show.”
Another possible identity I find interesting is the 7-year-old boy who found baby Emma on the side of the road. In fact, this is what Emma was reading about in her files moments before August first arrived in Storybrooke (Ep. 9 “True North”). What if the boy actually saw the baby appear out of nowhere, got curious about what he had seen, and became determined to figure out what had happened?
The math seems to add up. 7-year-old boy + 28-year-old Emma = 35 years, which is the age of Eion Bailey, the actor who plays August.
Also, August did refer to himself as a “believer.” Did his faith in what he had seen lead him to become interested in magic or other worlds?
If August did find baby Emma, could this have something to do with how Gold found baby Henry for Regina? Could August have been in contact with Gold before? Did August help track Emma/Henry down? Did he work with Gold to make the book?
The theory I’m currently subscribing to is that Geppetto made a deal with Rumple to save Pinocchio from the curse. The “payment” for that deal had something to do with Pinocchio being a guardian of sorts for Emma. Which would mean he picked her up when they came through to our world, and has been shadowing her her whole life, working as Mr Gold’s “man on the outside” (of Storybrooke). If Mr Gold can’t leave Storybrooke, he’d have needed someone out there helping steer people in the right direction to set up his master plan. Emma had to hook up with Henry’s dad, Emma had to end up in jail so she had no choice but to give Henry up, Mr Gold needed that specific child to be sent to Storybrooke for Regina. And he needed someone to write the book. It’d be hard for him to watch over and manufacture all of those events on his own if he’s trapped in Storybrooke, (with the possible exception of writing the book, which I guess he could have done himself, but then why all the stuff about August being a writer and showing him altering the book instead of Mr Gold?). He needed a right hand man and August/Pinocchio was it. That’s what I think for now at least.March 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm #139548nonnieParticipant
I was talking to a friend of mine who is a carpenter and OUAT fan and he said the enchanted tree that the cabinet was made out was hallow out so it had space to make a hole for someone to be stowed in and transported to SB/ outside world. The heart wood was missing. He says Pinocchio could have been made by the heart wood they being enchanted… he therefore could have traveled on his own to the outside world.
Just a theory on how Pinocchio could have been saved without going into the cabinet.
NMarch 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm #139563
I really think it makes Geppetto look bad if he does something to save Pinocchio behind Snow and Charming’s back. I really hate that idea. I like the idea that August is somehow Emma’s protector or something and has possibly being steering things from the outside. And he could be working with Gold somehow. But i also still like the idea that Gold didn’t remember anything until Emma came to town and Gold heard her name at Granny’s Inn in Ep 1.March 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm #139614SlurpeezParticipant
I’m not sure Geppetto would make a deal with Rumple behind the backs of SW and PC. Rather, perhaps by simple virtue of being made from the same enchanted tree, Pinocchio automatically reverted back to his puppet state and was transported to the “real world.”
"That’s how you know you’ve really got a home. When you leave it, there’s this feeling that you can’t shake. You just miss it." Neal CassidyMarch 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm #139618
I don’t understand what we gain by having Pinocchio be a puppet in the real world. He is a non character if they do that. I am just not sure how they can have a plot revolving around him if he is a puppet. I think the idea that because he is made out of the tree and Geppetto knows that makes the wood special or something and will help them transport Emma could work. I just don’t want Geppetto to do something shady behind Snow and Charming’s back. I don’t think that makes sense.
I do think it is a little bizarre that the tree would still be a stump like that if Geppetto made Pinocchio out of it. I don’t think that makes sense either. I think that Geppetto would cut the tree down and make the puppet. Unless Geppetto used that tree to make him because he already knew it was a magical tree. Which seems bizarre. I don’t know.March 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm #139620killianhookfanParticipant
Something to consider too is that Rumple said that if you can bottle love you can do anything. Well, Emma is actually the love he bottled and Emma is the person who was sent through the tree. So if you can do anything with bottled love it may actually be that Emma is the exception to all rules of magic. If that is the case than it may be that it was possible to send Emma through in the wardrobe as the exception to the “only one person can use the tree” rule. So then it would be possible for both Pinnochio and Emma to be sent through to the real world using the tree. This wouldn’t be doing anything sinister behind Snow or Charming’s backs, in fact he could have been using Gepetto and Pinnochio to make sure Emma was protected until her 28th birthday to ensure that she would return so that the final battle could begin. It was, afterall the Blue Fairy who said that only one person could be sent through the tree. And knowing how Rumple feels about fairies, and I think, especially the Blue Fairy, I think he would get great pleasure in finding a way to mess with the Blue Fairy’s logic about her own understanding of the tree’s magic.March 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm #139622SlurpeezParticipant
@rumplegoldfan: I like that idea of Emma being the exception to the rule.
"That’s how you know you’ve really got a home. When you leave it, there’s this feeling that you can’t shake. You just miss it." Neal CassidyMarch 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm #139623
I am also still hoping that because we all think that most likely August is Pinocchio that we are just all wrong.
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