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I mean, I'm stuck toiling in the mines and Dopey goes off and gets his master's degree?
Leroy to Archie src

Dopey is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He débuts in the first episode of the first season and is portrayed by co-star Jeffrey Kaiser.

Dopey is based on one of the Seven Dwarves from the fairytale, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", and the character of the same name from the Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

History

Before First Curse

Hatching from a dwarf egg on the same day as his seven brothers, Dopey receives his name from a magic pick ax before going to work in the mines. While all eight dwarves are having an evening out at the pub, only Dreamy is too distracted to eat. His brothers are unsure what is wrong with him until a young woman, Belle, correctly guesses that he has fallen in love. Dreamy, realizing he has feelings for a fairy named Nova, later discovers she too she feels the same for him, and the two make plans to see the world together. The night that Dreamy attempts to leave while everyone else is asleep, Stealthy unceremoniously wakes up the other dwarves to reveal what is going on. Despite this, Dopey and his brothers, except for Stealthy, wish their brother good luck with Nova. However, after being chastised by both Bossy and the Blue Fairy that he belongs with his own kind, Dreamy breaks up with Nova and returns home. Along with the other dwarves, Dopey watches a saddened and angry Dreamy break his ax and receives a new name—Grumpy. ("Dreamy")

Despite giving up on Nova, Grumpy later trades all his wages in order to buy a diamond to propose to her, though the diamond he bought was unknowningly a stolen one and he is imprisoned in King George's castle for his supposed theft. His brothers form a rescue team, in which Stealthy infiltrates the castle prison to free Grumpy. While escaping, Stealthy is killed, and Grumpy nearly meets the same fate, but he flees unharmed with Snow White's help. Shortly after the dwarves regroup, they join Snow White as she is departing from the castle after being forced to reject her true love Prince Charming on King George's orders. Heartbroken, Snow prepares to drink a potion to erase the pain, but Grumpy stops her. As consolation, they allow her to stay at their cottage to recuperate. After Grumpy hears of Charming cancelling his engagement to Princess Abigail, he rushes home, startling the other dwarves inside with his sudden presence, and notifies Snow, however, she has already drank the potion and forgotten her true love. ("7:15 A.M.")

After ingesting the potion, Snow White becomes callous and uncaring, much to the dwarves' worry. During an intervention organized by the dwarves, Jiminy attempts to talk some sense into Snow about her change in personality while the others agree that she has become very hard and cold. Rather than listening, she blames the Evil Queen for everything and then sets out to kill her. Many days later, Snow White returns, after the potion's effects have been broken by Prince Charming, and apologizes to the dwarves for her prior behavior. When she informs them that Prince Charming is now King George's prisoner, Dopey and the other dwarves join her on the rescue mission. ("Heart of Darkness")

Powered by the combined forces of the seven dwarves, fairies, Red Riding Hood, and Granny, Snow White breaks into King George's castle dungeon. However, they discover too late that King George traded Prince Charming to the Evil Queen, Regina. Invested in Prince Charming's safety, Snow White agrees, per Regina's terms, to meet her for a parley and refrain from carrying weapons. Despite that they all plea against it, Snow White reassures them everything will be fine, and she promptly leaves. When she doesn't return, they rush to the site of the meeting where they find Snow White's lifeless corpse. Despite believing her to be dead, she is actually under the effects of the Sleeping Curse. ("An Apple Red as Blood")

In mourning, the dwarves build a glass coffin to encase Snow White's body. During the funeral, Prince Charming, having escaped the Evil Queen, arrives and persuades them to lift the cover so he can say his farewells. Miraculously, he gives her a kiss of true love and breaks the Sleeping Curse. Afterwards, Prince Charming and Snow White decide to take back the kingdom together. ("Pilot", "A Land Without Magic")

Dopey, Prince Charming and the rest of the dwarves look on as Snow White tries rallying villagers to join her in dethroning the Evil Queen. When the Queen herself shows up, she proposes Snow White give up on her claim to the throne and go into exile. She allows the princess to have until sundown tomorrow to deliver an answer, and for every day she refuses, oen of her loyal subjects will die. In a conversation with the dwarves and Prince Charming, Snow White resigns to giving into the Queen's demands. Believing she should fight the Queen, Prince Charming tries gaining support from the dwarves for his cause, but they suspect he wants the throne for himself. Later, the prince forges a fake Excalibur sword and has Snow White free it from a stone as a means to prove she is the rightful ruler of the kingdom. Snow White announces her refusal to surrender the crown, to which the Queen begins magically choking Grumpy. The other dwarves intervene, but all are pushed away by the Queen's magic. With Prince Charming's encouragement, Snow White injuries the Queen with the sword and declares the kingdom is hers. The Queen, deciding their fight will continue on another day, retreats. Afterwards, the dwarves finally accept the prince and celebrate with drinks. As they toast to a new future, Snow White angrily confronts Prince Charming about the fake sword as the dwarves look on in shock. However, all is forgiven once Snow White learns he used the sword in order to help her find courage to stand up to the Queen. ("Lost Girl")

Sometime during the war with the Evil Queen, Dopey and the dwarves join Snow White and Prince Charming in ambushing Regina. Although they catch her off guard, Regina decides to retreat rather than fight them, since she is feeling generous on her birthday. That night, Snow White toasts her allies in honor of her stepmother, whom she hopes will spend the rest of her birthdays never finding her. Through her magic mirror, Regina witness this and begins crushing what she believes is Snow White's heart. At once, Snow White stands up, seemingly feeling the pain of her beating heart being squeezed. The more pressure Regina puts on the heart, the more frantically Snow White unravels the knotting of her layered clothes, hoping to alleviate the pressure on her chest. Dopey and the others watch her behavior with concern, until Snow White pulls at her collar, where a tipsy Jiminy falls out from, much to everyone's amusement. ("Souls of the Departed")

After the defeat of King George's army, who are Regina's allies in the war, Regina herself is captured and eventually sentenced to death. At the execution, the dwarves are present to hear the Queen's last statement, which moves Snow White to the point she prevents Regina's death. Believing there is still good in Regina, Snow White tests her, but when Regina proves to be just as vengeful as before, she banishes her into exile. With the land at peace, Snow White and Prince Charming decide to marry in the castle with many of their dear friends, including Dopey, in attendance when the Evil Queen crashes the wedding to announce her plans of ruining everyone's happy endings. ("Pilot", "The Cricket Game")

Finally, the war council find a solution in the building of a magic wardrobe to save one person from the curse. Originally, the plan is to send a pregnant Snow White through the wardrobe, but on the day that the Dark Curse approaches, she goes into labor and gives birth to a daughter, Emma. After Emma is sent to the other world, Dopey and the rest of the Enchanted Forest are swallowed up by the curse. ("Pilot")

During First Curse
During the annual Miner's Day, Dopey operates a ring toss game, which Sidney tries his hand at. Sheriff Emma drops by to berate Sidney for playing around when they have a town resident, Kathryn, missing. At nightfall, during the height of the festival celebration, Leroy causes a power outage on the whole town. Previously, the residents refused to buy candles from both him and Mary Margaret due to their bad reputations. However, since the electricity is out, Dopey and the other townspeople rush to stock up on candles from Leroy and Mary Margaret's booth. ("Dreamy")

After First Curse

After Emma breaks the Dark Curse, Dopey joins in the reunion of his fellow dwarves and friends. They walk down the street with Emma, Mary Margaret and David as they figure out what to do next. In a panic, Archie runs over to tell the group Dr. Whale is leading the townsfolk in a mob to Regina's house. Although Leroy believes Regina deserves it, the others object as it is not right to kill. They are further obligated to help when Henry pleads for his mother's safety. ("Broken")

At the town border, Dopey is rallied together with the dwarves. Leroy wants to make it their mission to find out what happens if someone steps outside of town. After he marks the border with a chalk line, they take turns picking straws, and the person with the shortest one will be the test subject for the experiment. While the other dwarves are apprehensive, Leroy forces them to think about the duty they have in protecting Mary Margaret and proving themselves to David. Mr. Clark has the shortest straw, but his refusal to cooperate causes Leroy to push him over the border. Magic courses over Mr. Clark and strips him of his Enchanted Forest memories. Led by Leroy, they rush back into the town square and inform David of the grim consequences if someone were to leave Storybrooke. The news causes a huge stir, but David sets up a town meeting in two hours' time and promises to come up with a plan. At the town hall, residents pack the whole building and anxiously await David's arrival. Instead, Regina arrives to demonstrate her newly restored magic powers to them until Henry agrees to go home with her. With no sign of David, the townspeople decide they would rather lose their memories by leaving town than deal with Regina. Dopey is one of the many who attempt to drive out of town, but David puts a stop to it with a heartfelt speech. He convinces them to accept both their Enchanted Forest and Storybrooke selves by drawing strengths from their weaknesses. Moved, they all return home. Later, Dopey and his brothers prepare their pickaxes to begin digging for diamonds in order to make fairy dust. On the street, they pass Mr. Clark. Leroy reassures him that they will restore his memory soon. ("We Are Both")

Dopey and his fellow dwarves continue to mine for diamonds with David in the hopes of making fairy dust and then combing it with a magic hat to rescue Emma and Mary Margaret from the Enchanted Forest. ("The Crocodile")

During one day in the mines, Happy wants to treat everyone to lunch at Granny's, but Leroy persistently continues working and breaks the surface of a wall, which collapses and sends him falling into a cave. From this accidental fall, a whole cavern ceiling of diamonds is discovered, to which David, Henry, and Mother Superior are notified. In a celebration of their success, they all head over to the diner to drink and party. ("Child of the Moon")

While Emma and Mary Margaret are in a race to return to Storybrooke, Mr. Gold and Regina are unwilling to chance the possibility that their shared nemesis, Cora, could be the one coming back instead. With a wand, they steal all the diamonds from the mines and use the power within them to create a portal over the wishing well to kill anyone who tries to enter into Storybrooke. After discovering the diamonds are missing, Dopey and the five dwarves enter the pawnshop to warn Henry of Mr. Gold and Regina's suspected thievery. With Ruby, Henry scrambles over to the wishing well to convince Regina to get rid of the portal trap so Emma and Mary Margaret pass through. Regina relents and absorbs away the portal in time just as Emma and Mary Margaret return. In a rush to save David, who is still under the Sleeping Curse, Mary Margaret hurries back to the pawnshop where she finds the six dwarves watching over him. With true love's kiss, she awakens David. To catch up on lost time, Emma, Mary Margaret, David, Henry and the six dwarves head over to Granny's for dinner. ("Queen of Hearts")

To commemorate Mary Margaret and Emma's victorious return home, the town residents come together at a party celebration held at Granny's. Dopey is conversing with Doc and Happy just as Mary Margaret and Emma arrive. While Ruby goes over to give the two a warm welcome, Dopey, Bashful Doc and Leroy greet David as he makes his way over to them. A hush falls over the diner when David calls everyone's attention and begins making a speech expressing happiness at reuniting with his wife and daughter. Afterwards, all the party guests raise their glasses in cheer when, suddenly, Regina walks in. Her presence displeases some of the guests, but the subject is dropped once Emma acknowledges she invited Regina. With that, everyone dispenses to mingle and have fun at the party. Dopey goes to the counter to grab some food from the set up trays. Towards the end of the night, he groups together with Bashful, Happy and Walter in conversation. ("The Cricket Game")

The death of Archie is announced to the rest of the townspeople after Emma seemingly finds incriminating evidence via the dream catcher of Regina as the murder. Dopey attends the funeral to listen to Mary Margaret give a eulogy dedicated to Archie. Following this, Dopey, Bashful, Doc, Happy, Leroy, Marco, Mother Superior, Ruby, Granny and Walter spend some time in Mary Margaret's apartment for a luncheon. Leroy approaches Emma and Mary Margaret to ask on behalf of himself and other dwarves when they will be returning to the Enchanted Forest, which perks everyone else's attention to the conversation. He is concerned about Regina being on the loose, but also the possibility outsiders can wander into town now that the curse is lifted. Emma believes they are safe for now while Leroy believes that trouble will happen sooner or later. ("The Outsider")

Storybrooke becomes terrorized by a giant, Anton, after he is freed from Hook's ship by Mary Margaret, David and Leroy, and then eats a magical mushroom to return to his regular size. He takes his hatred of humans out on the residents, but the effects of the mushroom wear off during a stomping rampage, and Anton himself is left clinging on for life. Granny stabilizes a rope to a car while Ruby and the dwarves keep their grip on it as David goes down to pull Anton to safety. In an effort to make Anton feel welcome, they take him to the diner. Once there, Anton reveals he possesses a beanstalk that can grow magic beans. While Anton is inspecting some of Storybrooke's soil content, Dopey and his brothers arrive to accept Anton as an honorary dwarf and give him his own pickaxe with the name "Tiny". They commence in digging to plant the beanstalk stem. ("Tiny")

To protect the bean fields from being seen by outsiders, Mother Superior enacts a spell to make the area appear as an empty field unless someone stepped inside the barrier. After a day's hard work at the bean fields, Dopey, Anton and the five miners are driven to the diner by David. Though Leroy invites David and Mary Margaret to have dinner with them, the couple decide to head home for the night. As the group walk towards the diner, Anton, who is expected to pay for everyone's meals, insists that he has no money. ("Lacey")

Dopey goes his dwarf brothers for a trip to the pawnshop, where they look for Mr. Clark's old drinking stein, which they need for restoring Mr. Clark's lost memories. After the stein is found, Leroy orders the dwarves to bring Mr. Clark back to the diner, where they will have him drink the potion. To escape the trigger, Dopey joins the townspeople in the diner, preparing to leave for the Enchanted Forest. David and Hook procure a magic bean to take everyone to safety, but Henry refuses to go without Regina, who has stayed behind to slow down the trigger in the mines. Mary Margaret suggests sending the trigger through the bean's portal, and though Emma is reluctant to try such a risky plan, Archie persuades her it's the right thing to do. Dopey, along with the others, rally in agreement with Archie, until Emma finally relents. Emma and her family rush to the mines, dead set on capturing the trigger with the bean, but they discover too late that Hook previously swapped the bean for a decoy. Fortunately, with Emma and Regina's combined magic, they deactivate the trigger and save Storybrooke. ("And Straight On 'Til Morning")

Dopey, accompanied by the other dwarves, Mother Superior and Archie, meet up with Belle at the docks after evading the trigger catalyst. Belle tells them about Emma and some of the townspeople having gone to Neverland to rescue Henry from Greg and Tamara. Furthermore, she warns they may have unwanted visitors since Mr. Gold has left her in charge of activating a cloaking spell to keep people from entering town. They all head down to the mines, where Dopey assists with quarrying a rock for fairy dust, which is needed to enact the spell. Once the rock is cracked open, Belle dumps the cloaking spell into it, and with the power of her belief, the spell covers a barrier over Storybrooke. Later, Dopey and his brothers have lunch near the beach. Most of the dwarves agree that things in town are less troublesome without Mary Margaret and David around, though Leroy makes his disapproval known. Suddenly, Leroy spots a red-headed mermaid at sea, and as she steps out onto the shoreline, all the dwarves head down to get a better look. The red-head introduces herself to them as Ariel, and she asks for help finding Belle. ("Dark Hollow")

When the Jolly Roger, carrying those who went on the Neverland rescue mission, arrives at the dock, Leroy is among the large crowd of townspeople welcoming back David, Emma, Henry and Mary Margaret. To everyone's surprise, Mary Margaret announces it was because of Regina's help that they were able to return home. Once again, a safe journey home prompts another celebration at the diner, with most of the townspeople in attendance. ("The New Neverland")

As the price for countering Peter Pan's curse, Storybrooke will be wiped out and everyone in it must return to the Enchanted Forest. Before the curse spreads through the entire town, Dopey gathers at the border with a handful of residents, including the other dwarves. Regina soon sends Emma and Henry out of town to keep them from the curse's grasp, and as the pair depart in the yellow bug, everyone watches them go. When the curse cloud approaches, Regina stops Pan's curse by undoing her curse, sending everyone inside the town back to the Enchanted Forest. ("Going Home")

Before Second Curse

All the inhabitants of Storybrooke return to the Enchanted Forest and revert to their prior personas. In a group, they manifest in the land of Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip. A plan quickly assembles for everyone to make their way to the Queen's old palace. Before they set out, Grumpy learns from Jiminy that fifty inhabitants have landed in the Enchanted Forest two miles away. By Prince Charming's request, Dopey and the rest of the dwarves are dispatched to tell the other scattered residents to make their way to the Queen's palace. Afterwards, the dwarves rejoin their own group for the trek to the palace. During the journey, they are accompanied by Friar Tuck, Little John, and Robin Hood of the Merry Men. As they near their destination, Regina deducts there is a protection spell cast by whoever currently residing in the palace, that is keeping them out. For the time being, Robin Hood suggests everyone can take shelter at Sherwood Forest. ("New York City Serenade")

As they depart for Sherwood Forest, a flying monkey attacks, sending Dopey and various other members of the crowd scurrying back to witness the creature nearly knock into Neal, though Regina quickly dispenses of the being by turning it into a stuffed animal. In a group discussion, Belle shares knowledge about the flying monkey's origins in the land of Oz, so Regina determines the person in the palace is the Wicked Witch. A plan is set up to wait for Regina to bring the shield down and then mobilize the whole group into the palace. Once night falls, Grumpy gives the signal when he spots the dissipating barrier, meaning Regina was able to lower it, so everyone begins assembling towards their destination. ("Witch Hunt")

Threatened by the presence of the Wicked Witch of the West, Prince Charming and Snow White learn from a witch named Glinda that only the most powerful of light magic can defeat her. Realizing their daughter, Emma, fits the bill, Snow White casts another curse in order to whisk herself as well as everyone else back to Storybrooke. Before the curse spreads, however, the Wicked Witch interferes by adding a potion into the mixture to erase everyone's memories of the last year in the Enchanted Forest. ("A Curious Thing")

During Second Curse

A new curse is cast by none other than Snow White; returning Dopey and the rest of the Enchanted Forest inhabitants to the town of Storybrooke. However, as a result of the Wicked Witch of the West's interference, everyone's last recollection is the final day in Storybrooke when Regina stopped Pan's curse, but no one can recall anything further than that. In addition, the townspeople notice that since they've returned to Storybrooke, some people have gone missing, among them Dopey and another fellow dwarf. ("Witch Hunt")

Hoping to trigger the same events of the last curse in order to break the current one, David, Emma, Mary Margaret and Regina set out to make Henry believe in magic. He regains his memories by touching the storybook, and Regina breaks the curse by giving him a kiss of true love, which restores everyone's recollections of the lost year in the Enchanted Forest. ("A Curious Thing")

After Second Curse

In a diner celebration welcoming David and Mary Margaret's newborn son, Dopey joins the crowd of party goers. He listens with rapt attention as the couple announce they are naming their son after a true hero—Neal. ("There's No Place Like Home")

As the town falls under the influence of Ingrid's curse, mirror shards rain down from the sky and invade people's eyes; causing them to see only the bad in others and turn on each other. When the curse comes into effect, Dopey remains as silent as he always has been, however, Doc becomes irritated and angrily berates him for this. Dopey, sitting on the sidewalk, looks on with disinterest as Doc pushes him to open his mouth and say something. Frustrated at the lack of compliance, Doc shoves him away. Dopey's back hits the sidewalk, but he regains sitting posture, to which Doc continues to interrogate him about his silence. That morning, a dazed Dopey wanders the street road while fights and scuffles break out nearby. Bashful, annoyed at Dopey's demeanor, bullies him into walking faster. A snow fall, triggered by Ingrid sacrificing herself to stop the curse, blows through the air. Distracted from their petty arguments, the townspeople gaze happily at the snow and are lifted from the curse. Dopey, excited to see snow, sticks out his tongue and tries catching some. With Happy and Leroy, Dopey witnesses a reunion between Emma and her family. ("Shattered Sight")

After Isaac Heller rewrites new lives for everyone, he sends Dopey and every former Enchanted Forest native to an alternate reality inside his book, Heroes and Villains. ("Operation Mongoose Part 1")

During Alternate Reality

Dopey becomes one of Queen Snow White's underlings and with his six brothers, they watch over the Queen's woods and set up a trap that captures Isaac, who he orders the dwarves to search. As the dwarves strip him of his belongings, Happy finds a "Long Live Regina" pin, to which a suspicious Grumpy takes him to the Queen. From Isaac, Snow White comes to believe a boy named Henry is plotting with Regina to overthrow her kingdom, and she plans to kill both of them. ("Operation Mongoose Part 1")

Once Henry harnesses the quill, he reverts Isaac's stories and returns everyone to Storybrooke. ("Operation Mongoose Part 2")

Before Third Curse
That night, a celebratory diner party commences, with Dopey and most of the townspeople in attendance. The festivities are interrupted when Belle enters the diner seeking help to save Mr. Gold, who is on the verge of death and must be saved before he loses all his humanity. ("Operation Mongoose Part 2")

After Third Curse

The day after some of the Storybrooke residents who journeyed to Camelot return because Emma sent them back, Dopey joins the other dwarves at the town line, with Mr. Clark in statue form. Leroy asks for a volunteer to cross the border and test what happens. Each dwarf says, "Not it", and Leroy notices Dopey hasn’t said anything, though Dopey quickly holds up a notepad where he wrote, "Not it". However, Leroy persuades him to go anyway, and just as Dopey sticks one foot halfway out of the town's barrier, David drives up with Mary Margaret and Regina to stop them. Leroy insists they have to know whether it's safe to leave town, especially since Emma is the Dark One and there's no one to protect them now. Dopey crosses and nothing happens, leading him to give everyone two thumbs up as a sign everything is fine, but then, the earth beneath him cracks and greenery bursts out, turning him into a tree. ("The Dark Swan", "The Price")

Sometime before the Untold Stories residents arrive to Storybrooke, Dopey's brothers find a way to free him from his tree form. Dopey goes on to pursue a master's degree in Boston[1] and is unable to help in the mines, so Leroy takes an extra shift to make up for Dopey's absence. ("The Other Shoe")

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stealthy
 
Doc
 
Bashful
 
Happy
 
Dopey
 
Sneezy
Mr. Clark
 
Sleepy
Walter
 
Grumpy
Leroy

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • denotes the deceased

Trivia

Character Notes

Production Notes

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Props Notes

  • Dopey sleeps with a teddy bear.[6] ("Dreamy")

Appearances

Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Final Battle Begins". Once Upon a Time. ABC.
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  4. TwitterLogo @JeffreyEKaiser (Jeffrey Kaiser) on Twitter (June 22, 2016). "After 5 seasons the tree is free, I've left the show. Love to all my fans. I wanted to let you guys know so it wasnt a surprise later on." (screenshot)
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