For her Storybrooke counterpart, see Astrid.
Nova is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts, with her only appearance, in the fourteenth episode of the first season. She is portrayed by guest star Amy Acker, and is the Enchanted Forest counterpart of Astrid.
Nova is a fairy whose greatest wish is to become a fairy godmother. She runs an errand for the Blue Fairy, carrying a large bag of fairy dust, and they meet in the clouds. The Blue Fairy warns her to be careful, as fairy dust is part of the magic that runs the world, and thus a year's supply of it is very precious. Though her dream is to become a fairy godmother in the succeeding year, the Blue Fairy wants her to start collecting fairy dust on her own starting next year. Nova is disappointed, but follows orders. That subsequent year, she flies into a mine to turn on a switch and fill her bag with fairy dust. She works herself into a panic when the machine switch jams until a dwarf named Dreamy comes to her aide. She thanks him for his help, but then her bag of fairy dust is scooped up by the assembly line heading for the furnace. Dreamy manages to save the bag in time. Incredibly grateful, Nova calls him her hero. They have a good rapport together, so Nova subtly invites him to accompany her to Firefly Hill that night. However, Dreamy does not understand the hint, and simply wishes her a good time. Nova leaves, albeit a little disheartened.
That night, she goes to Firefly Hill hoping Dreamy will show up as well, which he does. The two proceed to have a discussion about seeing the world. Suddenly, the fireflies light up and she becomes so excited at the sight of them that she kisses him. They fall in love, and agree to meet the next night after Nova has delivered the fairy dust and then sail away together to travel the world. The night they are set to leave, Nova gives Dreamy a spyglass to look at the sailing ship she procured for them to travel the world. Sadly, Dreamy states that they cannot be together. Nova quickly figures out that he spoke to the Blue Fairy and wants to know what she said to him, but Dreamy only replies that they need to stick with their own kind. Nova sobs in tears as he leaves her. ("Dreamy")
- Conjuration - Ability to conjure objects out of the blue.
- By itself, the word "Nova" is used to refer to an exploding star. Generally, fairies are closely related to the stars.
|Once Upon a Time: Season One|
|"Pilot":||"The Thing You Love Most":||"Snow Falls":||"The Price of Gold":||"That Still Small Voice":||"The Shepherd":||"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter":||"Desperate Souls":||"True North":||"7:15 A.M.":||"Fruit of the Poisonous Tree":|
|"Skin Deep":||"What Happened to Frederick":||"Dreamy":||"Red-Handed":||"Heart of Darkness":||"Hat Trick":||"The Stable Boy":||"The Return":||"The Stranger":||"An Apple Red as Blood":||"A Land Without Magic":|
|Once Upon a Time: Season Two|
|"Broken":||"We Are Both":||"Lady of the Lake":||"The Crocodile":||"The Doctor":||"Tallahassee":||"Child of the Moon":||"Into the Deep":||"Queen of Hearts":||"The Cricket Game":||"The Outsider":|
|"In the Name of the Brother":||"Tiny":||"Manhattan":||"The Queen Is Dead":||"The Miller's Daughter":||"Welcome to Storybrooke":||"Selfless, Brave and True":||"Lacey":||"The Evil Queen":||"Second Star to the Right":||"And Straight On 'Til Morning":|
|Once Upon a Time: Specials|
|"Magic is Coming":||"The Price of Magic":||"Journey to Neverland":||"Wicked is Coming":||"Storybrooke Has Frozen Over":|
|"Secrets of Storybrooke":||"Dark Swan Rises":||"Evil Reigns Once More":||"The Final Battle Begins":|
Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.