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This article focuses on the type of magic.
For the magical ingredient, see Blood.
Neal: My father enchanted objects so that what might be a useless piece of wood in the hands of a looter would be magical in his.
Mulan: Or in the hands of his only son.
Neal: He called it "blood magic".
Neal Cassidy and Mulan src

Blood Magic is a type of magic featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the twelfth episode of the second season.


Blood Magic is linked to a person's bloodline, and because of that, it's almost impossible to break a blood magic. It can be used for various and more advanced spells.

  • Protection Spells - It can be used to hide and protect a location, an area or an item.
    • One type of this spell is to hide the said protected element from those who aren't of the caster's bloodline. But this also means that the people who are of the caster's bloodline can easily approach or attain the said protected element. ("The Heart of the Truest Believer", "Witch Hunt", "Sisters")
    • Another type of this spell is to cast a magical seal with the help of the golden flowers that makes the victim trapped unless they manage to leave someone of same bloodline in their place. ("Eloise Gardener", "One Little Tear")

Known Practitioners

Ways to Break Blood Magic


Production Notes

  • The part where blood is used to track someone in "Only You" was originally an idea that writer Andrew Chambliss had for an episode of The Vampire Diaries, which he was a writer of. However, it never made it in that form. Since then, he'd wanted to use that element for years, so when Regina needed a way to track Henry, he realized that his old idea would work.[1]



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