May 4, 2018 at 10:00 pm #347071
In case you’re still not following how this is possible, think of it this way: Henry left Storybrooke in the season 7 premiere, went off to live his life in another realm, where he met and fell in love with Cinderella (Dania Ramirez), with whom he had a child. The curse was then cast on Lucy’s eighth birthday, sending these fairy tale characters to the real-life town of Hyperion Heights in their past, but Storybrooke’s present.
The reveal actually speaks to the very clever way OUAT has gotten away with none of the original heroes — like Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin), Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) or Emma (Jennifer Morrison) — showing up to rescue the cursed crew in Hyperion Heights. “Everybody in Storybrooke would have no idea that anyone was gone or in trouble, so no one would come after them,” Horowitz says. “What’s been going on throughout the whole season, the reason that Emma’s never shown up, or nobody’s ever come to look for them, is as far as they’re concerned, everybody’s back in Storybrooke and fine.”
So…does this make sense to everyone?"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"May 4, 2018 at 11:35 pm #347092
But how is Robin 18?
and in the series finale, how is Baby Snowflake 9 or 10"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"May 5, 2018 at 3:31 am #347101Jiminy’s JournalParticipant
But how is Robin 18?
She’s not. She’s 25, as per “The Eighth Witch.” Maybe older, depending on Lucy’s current age (since she turned eight in that episode).May 5, 2018 at 7:04 am #347104rikucrafterParticipant
Aside from the problems arising in your spoiler, is there really any problem with Robin being 18 when she leaves Storybrooke? The ages of the actresses for Regina and Zelena can get called into question, as well as Emma’s pregnancy age, but I haven’t been able to particularly identify any issues with Robin’s age.
If we estimate that Season 6 is set in 2013-15 somewhere, then it means Henry is 18 and leaving home somewhere around the 2017-2018 mark. It’s almost entirely reasonable, based on the Candy Killer flashback, that Hansel was about Henry’s age pre-Curse, time stopped in Oz while the Dark Curse was in effect (as is to have happened for all magical lands), then Hansel aged a couple of years after the Curse was broken. He seems to be a few years older than Henry at the least.
So by the time Henry leaves home, Robin is somewhere between 3 and 5 years old. Going by 4 as a reasonable estimate, that puts us as 14 years between young Henry on the motorcycle and older Henry meeting, falling for and marrying Ella (which is entirely possible given the apparent age difference between Gilmore and West). So if he’s in his early 30s by the time Lucy is born (say around 32), and Robin is 18, that puts Henry around the age of 40. When the curse is coming, Robin is said to be 25. That’s perfectly reasonable in the eight year mark between Lucy’s birth and the curse hitting; perhaps it hasn’t been Robin’s birthday to turn 26 that year yet. Emma’s pregnancy being in her late 40s may be problematic but not impossible.
Regarding your spoiler RG, that one may just throw everything out of whack.
Now, the one that gets me a little bit is Alice. I’m not going to even begin to attempt to rationalise how in the world Alice is of similar age to Robin.May 5, 2018 at 10:42 am #347105
Okay all of that hurt my head but I guess Robyn’s age doesn’t make sense when you consider that they didn’t bother to age up Regina/Zelena (both of whom continued to live in SB for the entire time Henry was off growing up in EF 2.0) AND–this the big one–that Emma and Hook are only just now having a kid when Henry’s 30ish which makes Emma around 45-47ish (again no aging her up and the fact that while impossible it’s really hard for a woman to conceive a baby at that age).
I also still find it hard to believe that 12-15 yrs passed before Regina went looking for Henry."He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"May 5, 2018 at 10:43 am #347106
But how is Robin 18?
She’s not. She’s 25, as per “The Eighth Witch.” Maybe older, depending on Lucy’s current age (since she turned eight in that episode).
Sorry, I keep using 18 as a standard age, but yeah she’s older than 18. My bad."He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"May 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm #347112StahlopParticipant
The only rationalization I can make is that whatever realm Henry went to ages faster than our realm. Say, every 6 months in our realm is a year in the other realm. That could attribute to Henry’s rapid aging and Regina, Emma and Hook looking the same when they visited Henry (say he was 25 in A Pirate’s Life), it would’ve only been 4.5 years in our realm). This could also explain Robin’s age because she could’ve come over at 18 with Zelena, but then be 25 once Regina went to visit them since time moves faster. Alice’s age makes no sense though, because she should technically be the same age as Emma (born right before the curse should’ve been cast) or even older if my faster time in this realm theory holds true. The only explanation I can think for her is that being the daughter of a nymph who doesn’t seem to age plays a part.
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