July 17, 2018 at 11:18 pm #347708
I know it’s all kind of sad panda around this place now that the show and the podcast has ended, but this is a project a friend (Linda M) and I worked on during a Once re-watch a couple of seasons back. We basically went through every character named or otherwise who gets killed in Once and tried to count them and find out who is the deadliest character in Once. The results were hardly surprising with Regina at #1 (though Goethal managed to pass her in only one season) and Emma/Henry last with only 1 kill each (grown up Henry in season seven killed a guard/soldier guy).
We had a few ground rules like ogres don’t count either in their natural state or as magically squishable bugs. In terms of the various battles the characters partake in – a sword thrust or an arrow through the gut counts as a kill, but a knock on the head or a glancing blow doesn’t count. ‘Deaths’ in UNderbrook didn’t count because they were already dead and the deaths had to either occur on screen or be reasonably confirmed on screen. Things like villages being burned were hard to count so we counted them separately in a sort of mass murder file which only three characters managed to enter.
I know what you’re thinking…this was probably a waste of time. But it was a fun waste and we loved Once. So without further nattering here is the list.
KILL TOTALS AFTER SEVEN SEASONS
Mother Gothel 26 + mass murder infinity
Regina 25 + at least 3 mass murder village burns
Cora 3 + 1 mass murder village burn
Rumple: 20 (three of these are himself!)
Liam Jones 14
Snow White 9
Prince James 6
King George 3
Ingrid (Snow Queen) 3
Hansel 2.0 3
Jiminy Cricket 2
Peter Pan 2
Baelfire 1 (highly contested!)
Black Fairy 1
Jasmine 1 (Jafar)
Robin Hood 1
Sydney Glass 1July 17, 2018 at 11:31 pm #347709
Some details on the main cast/top killers…
MOTHER GOTHEL KILLED
25ish party goers
+BONUS Mass murder infinity for apparently somehow killing everyone in our world in some distant past that doesn’t make sense.
The Blind Witch
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Gnome guy
The Oracle 1 (killed by the separated Evil Queen in S6)
Hearts 2 (1 in box that wasn’t Katheryn and the 1 in Zombie Daniel)
Her Father Henry Senior
Snow’s Father Leopold
Misc. soldiers/guards 8
Peasant 1 (the one later re-killed in the Underworld by Cora)
The Wish Charmings 2
VILLAGES BURNED for Mass Murder Bonus – 3(we think there at least three separate villages Regina burned, but there were almost certainly more)
NOT COUNTED (but maybe should’ve been)
all those dead kids in The Blind Witch’s House which we didn’t count, but which Regina more or less admits to sending there to die.
Snow’s Mother Eva
Daniel (Regina’s first boyfriend)
VILLAGES BURNED for Mass Murder Bonus – 1
Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother
Fiona/The Black Fairy/Mom
The Medicine Man (baby contract guy)
Misc. soldiers/badguys 5
Onora (The Mute Maid)
Facilier (well Wumple killed him actually)
Unnamed guards/soldiers 10
King George’s Henchmen 2
Robert (Papa) Charming
Soldiers/guards/bad guys 2
SNOW WHITE KILLED
Soldiers/guards/bad guys 6
1 Soldier/guard/bad guy
Peter Pan KILLED
Ninderella’s (New Cinderella’s) Fairy godmother
The guard he inadvertently squished in OZJuly 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm #347710
BONUS Mass murder infinity for apparently somehow killing everyone in our world in some distant past that doesn’t make sense.
Ooof, yeah. Planetary genocide.
I’m guessing Baelfire’s one contested kill is when he ordered Rumple to kill Beowulf?"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"July 22, 2018 at 8:55 am #347712
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