October 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm #308922Jiminy’s JournalParticipantOctober 2, 2015 at 6:28 am #308968TheWatcherParticipant
I wish I knew xD
"I could have the giant duck as my steed!" --Daniel Radcliffe
Keeper Of Tamara's Taser , Jafar's Staff, Kitsis’s Glasses , Ariel’s Tail, Dopey's Hat , Peter Pan’s Shadow, Outfit, & Pied Cloak,Red Queen's Castle, White Rabbit's Power To World Hop, Zelena's BroomStick, & ALL MAGICOctober 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm #309069Sci-Fi GirlParticipant
What a fascinating development, that the Dark One Dagger is the tip of Excalibur! 😯
But it is very interesting that the most powerful tool of good (Excalibur), and the most powerful object of darkness (the Dagger), are in fact two halves of one whole! I’m detecting a theme for this season, because the apprentice said his wand could only be used the way it was forged, “by light and dark together”. (Clearly, Merlin knew the power of combining the two. )
Maybe once Excalibur is made whole, it will bring darkness and light into balance, healing the world! Because maybe evil cannot be destroyed completely, and it will always exist in some form. But as long as it is combined with good, and the balance is restored, then the world can be whole! 🙂
Keeper of Anna’s Awkward Babbling and Kristoff’s Fur-trimmed Tunic!October 3, 2015 at 5:38 pm #309070Sci-Fi GirlParticipant
Oh, and Watcher!
Eeeeheeheeheeheeheeheee!!! 😆 😆 😆
Keeper of Anna’s Awkward Babbling and Kristoff’s Fur-trimmed Tunic!October 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm #309073WickedRegalParticipantNovember 3, 2015 at 1:00 am #311597SlurpeezParticipant
Merlin tethered the darkness to the dagger, but who made Excalibur? 5×7 synopsis is starting to make me wonder if it was the Greek god Prometheus.
"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 CassidyNovember 3, 2015 at 9:03 am #311622SlurpeezParticipant
Rather than starting a new thread, this seems like a good place to keep track of any mention made of Excalibur and the dagger (feel free to add to it):
The Apprentice: Long before… Your stories began… The sorcerer battled the darkness. He was able to keep it from consuming the realms. He tethered it to a human soul that could be controlled with a dagger. The Dark One. The sorcerer is the only one with the power to destroy the darkness once and for all before it destroys everything. … He’s far, far from here. Find him. His name is… Merlin. You must… Stop… The darkness. Find… Merlin.
So I wonder if Excalibur was the sword that Merlin originally used to battle the darkness. Perhaps Merlin broke the blade and tethered the darkness to the tip of it, becoming the dark one dagger.
Young Emma: I’m sorry.
Merlin: I wasn’t talking about the candy bar, Emma.
Young Emma: How do you know my name?
Merlin: I know many things. And I’m here to tell you, don’t do it.
Young Emma: I don’t understand.
Merlin: When you do something that you’re not supposed to do, even if you do it for the right reasons, bad things will happen, Emma. Bad things.
Merlin: One day, you will have the opportunity to remove Excalibur from its stone, but you must not. Leave the sword alone.
Lancelot: Where’s the rest of it?
Arthur: This is all there is.
Percival: How can you take the throne with half the sword? What will you tell the people?
Arthur: Nothing. All they need know is they have a king. In the meantime, we have a new quest to begin. We must make Excalibur whole!
Guinevere: These strangers frighten me, Arthur.
Arthur: You know Merlin’s prophecy as well as I do. They’re meant to be here.
Guinevere: Merlin tells us what happens, but he doesn’t tell us how. Percival… is dead. Who knows what other trouble they’ll bring?
Arthur: They’re here to destroy the Dark One. That won’t be easy. But helping them may be the only way I’ll ever get my hands on that monster’s dagger. Guinevere, if I don’t make Excalibur whole again, we’ll lose everything we worked so hard to build.
HeadRumple: As long as the dark ones existed, one thing has always held us back. The pull of the family we were so desperate to protect. The friendships that make it impossible to forget who we used to be. The magic that threatens to undo our most evil deeds. And, worst of all… The love that refuses to give up on us. You see, no matter how hard we try, we can’t escape the reach of the light. But, Emma Swan, you can change that. That’s why you brought that sword here. You can do what no Dark One before you has ever done. You can make that weapon whole again and use it to snuff out the light… forever.
(Emma attempts to pull the sword from the stone and is blasted back.)
HeadRumple: Did you really think it would be that simple, dearie? If you want that sword, you’re gonna have to pay the price.
(Emma goes to swing the dwarf axe at the Stone of Destiny which is holding Excalibur.)
HeadRumple: A dwarf axe. Now, that’s a creative path to failure.
Emma: Dwarf axes cut through everything.
HeadRumple: Nothing cuts through magic. Except maybe a kiss. Have you thought about kissing it out? You’re running out of options, deary. You see, we want you to, uh, snuff out the light. So, we need a hero to pull Excalibur from the stone. Now… and let’s face facts that’s not gonna be you. So, why don’t you stop messing around and go get the hero we need? Oh, and, uh, you and I both know who that is.
Mr. Gold: What do you want from me? You are the Dark One now, not me.
Emma: That’s right. You are not dark. You are also not light. You are nothing. Your heart is a blank slate. And that, little man, makes you useful. Because now I can make you into the last thing you ever thought you would be. A hero. And not just any hero. The purest who’s ever lived. and then… and then I have a job for you.
Arthur: Look around. Someday this village, will be the great kingdom of Camelot, and I will be King.
Guinevere: ( Laughs ) You have some very strange dreams.
Arthur: But they’re not just dreams. …Can I trust you with a secret? This tree … a man is trapped inside of it. A great sorcerer known as Merlin. He spoke to me one night. He gave me a prophecy. Told me I would pull a sword from a stone and become King of Camelot.
Guinevere: King Arthur?
Arthur: Yes. And you will be Queen Guinevere.
Arthur: …. Now that you’re a member of the Round Table, it’s time to share Camelot’s greatest secret. ( Shows David Excalibur ) The sword that made me king is broken. For years, I’ve hunted its missing piece… Something known as the dagger of the dark one.
David: ( Looks taken aback ) I’ve heard tales of it.
Arthur: Well, I think you’re the man to help me find it. After all, you’re the only one who needs it as bad as I. You’re desperate to destroy the power of the Dark One.
David: Only Merlin can do that.
Arthur: Perhaps. Perhaps not. No one knows what Merlin really wants, but with that dagger, we wouldn’t need Merlin. I could reforge Excalibur into the sword it once was with the power to destroy the darkness once and for all. Can you help me in this quest?
Arthur: First you try and steal my wife, and now you want to deny me the dagger after all I’ve done for you!
Snow: Please don’t hurt him! ( Hands Arthur the dagger ) Here.
Arthur: I have waited a lifetime for this. Now I control your daughter. I can command her to reunite the sword and free Merlin. Excalibur’s blade will be the last thing he sees before I use it to run him through. Then I will use the blade to snuff out the darkness once and for all. I can become what no one thought I could… The greatest king in all the realms. Dark One, I command you to appear! I said I command you!
Snow: She’s not coming. Arthur: Why? What have you done to the dagger?
Snow: The dagger’s not real….
Arthur: You betrayed me. You broke the sacred trust of the Round Table.
David: You tried to trick me with a catchy title and a comfy chair.
Arthur: David, you deserved a seat at my table. Every choice I’ve made is for the good of Camelot! I’m trying to destroy the darkness!
David: Finally a blade that can stand up to Granny’s meatloaf.
Snow: So, now what do we do with it?
David: Well, Arthur wanted to reunite it with the dagger and use it for evil. But that doesn’t mean that it couldn’t also be used for good.
Snow: Like helping Emma.
Rumplestiltskin: ( to Guinevere ) Good girl! But be careful. Love is a weapon, dearie. The most dangerous weapon of all, which means the pain you should worry about isn’t the kind inflicted by a broken sword, but the kind that comes, from a broken heart.
Guinevere: Yes! I wanted you back! To be the man I loved! My King. And now I realize I don’t want any of it. Not unless it’s real.
Arthur: It can be. You can have me back. You can have it all. I just need the dagger. Tell me where the vault is!
Guinevere: Don’t you understand?! You have to make a choice! Stop trying to mend that sword, or your marriage and your kingdom will be broken forever.
Arthur: And what if I can’t?
Guinevere: Then I’ll follow my heart to where it belongs.
Mr. Gold: I remember how the darkness feels. But you don’t have to give in to it. You just… You could just set me free.
Emma: The only one who can get me that sword is you.
Mr. Gold: I can’t be the hero you want.
Emma: Of course you can. You’re like a dull knife sitting in a drawer.
Emma: … Arthur has them under some kind of spell. He wants them to bring him the dagger. He wants to reunite it with Excalibur.
Regina: Unite it?
Emma: It was once one blade. It was broken in half a long, long time ago.
Regina: What happens when they’re together?
Emma: He wants to kill Merlin with it. I don’t have to tell you how bad that would be for all of us.
Regina: How do you know this? How do I know this isn’t the darkness in you rearing its head?
Emma: It’s true. We don’t have a lot of time. Arthur’s expecting them soon.
Emma: You’re not going anywhere until you get me my sword.
Mr. Gold: Well, you have so much power. W-w-why do you need Excalibur?
Emma: Tell me, when you were the Dark One, did you advertise your plans?
Mr. Gold: My plans were always hidden. But my reasons were not. Every time I used magic, I told myself it was all for my son… to protect him.
Emma: How noble.
Mr. Gold: Despite my best intentions… I still lost him.
Emma: I’m stronger than you were.
Mr. Gold: Well, that… that really doesn’t matter. The more you justify what you’re doing, the more you push them away. And take it from me… you will always lose the ones you love the most.
Merlin: I’ve been waiting for you… Emma. And you… The boy who would be king. My great hope. How you’ve disappointed me.
Arthur: I disappointed you? You gave me false prophecies. Sent me on an impossible quest! You ruined my life!
Merlin: Put it away, Arthur. We both know that broken sword can’t hurt me.
Arthur: This is not finished.
From Arthur in 5×5:
Arthur: She had Excalibur?
Hook: Trapped in a stone in her basement.
Arthur: Well, then we need to get it back at once. It would be disastrous if the Dark One took possession of it.
Hook: That have anything to do with its striking resemblance to the Dark One dagger? King Arthur: How do you know about the dagger?
Hook: I’ve spent a lifetime trying to end the Dark One’s existence. I know much about the dagger. What I don’t know about is your blade. Care to enlighten us?
Arthur: Yes. There’s a reason they resemble each other. They were forged as one weapon and then broken in two. I’ve spent years trying to reunite them.
Snow That’s why you were so interested in the dagger when you arrived.
Arthur: I apologize for not telling you sooner, but I had to make sure I could trust you. The restored weapon has great power. It can eradicate all dark magic forever.
David: That’s a good thing.
Arthur: Of course. But in the wrong hands, it can also destroy all light magic.
Hook: That’s her plan. To snuff out the Light forever.
Emma: What happened in Camelot? How did Emma fall so far?
Merlin: What’s important is… do you remember what I said?
Emma: You said something about Excalibur, and you told me…
Merlin: …that one day, you would have the opportunity to remove Excalibur from its stone.
Emma: Well, I hate to burst your bubble. Someone beat me to it.
Merlin: Perhaps, but the sword will return to whence it came. And now that the darkness is within you, it’s more important than ever that you heed the rest of my warning. Leave Excalibur alone. The fate of everyone that you love rests upon it.
Mr. Gold: Now, you may have Excalibur, but you’ve made one mistake in all of this… one terrible mistake. You’ve turned me into a hero.
Emma: There are heroes all over this town, and none of them have been able to stop me yet.
Mr. Gold: Well, that’s because none of them… are me.
"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 Cassidy
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