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  • In the pilot, Rumplestilstskin said 'The child will find you—and the final battle will begin!' what final battle do you think he is talking about?

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    • Preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetty sure that was all referring to breaking Regina's Curse...so the battle to break it...

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    • Arctucrus wrote:
      Preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetty sure that was all referring to breaking Regina's Curse...so the battle to break it...

      Since they haven't mentioned this final battle after the curse was broken, that makes sense.

      But I wish it was something else. Something left to be explored towards the end of the show :/

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    • I think it's meant to be everything currently happening. The breaking of the curse was the beginning of the battle and now they are fighting the Final Battle until they live happily ever after ... :)

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    • Final battle between Granny and Anton who are the masterminds behind all this mess :D Joking aside, I think he was referring to Emma/Regina battle and breaking the Curse. It could also be a battle between some ancient forces that we haven't met yet (or we did but we don't know who they really are)

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    • I think they did say once that originally the Curse was intended to last the entirety of the show before they decided to break it at the end of season 1. So he probably meant the curse lol

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    • Final battle began long time ago, since "Pilot": They defeated Cora, Peter Pan, Zelena, Cruella and now all gang is dealing with Arthur.

      Maleficent, Ursula, Ingrid (before she died) and Hook, with Gold and Regina alredy joined the side of heroes. It will end when everyone will get their happy endng.

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    • For me it is the battle between Good vs. Evil, not character x vs. character x. It is still going on.

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    • Perhaps the final battle is meant to be Emma's journey? Her constant battle not only with other people but the battles she fights in herself. I might be looking to far into it, but that's what I think it is!

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    • I have wondered about this; maybe this will be revealed in the last season. Maybe its the Darkness vs. Everybody else. And everybody (Zelena, Regina, Hook, Rumple, Belle etc) has to get over their differences and work together. 

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    • OUAT: The Darkness wrote:
      I have wondered about this; maybe this will be revealed in the last season. Maybe its the Darkness vs. Everybody else. And everybody (Zelena, Regina, Hook, Rumple, Belle etc) has to get over their differences and work together. 

      Another arc about the darkness?!? No thank you. I think this line was just a really cool line but it doesn't really mean anything. In addition, I don't really expect them to remember a small line they did in the pilot. They barely remember what they did in the previous episode.

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    • Farerb wrote:
      OUAT: The Darkness wrote:
      I have wondered about this; maybe this will be revealed in the last season. Maybe its the Darkness vs. Everybody else. And everybody (Zelena, Regina, Hook, Rumple, Belle etc) has to get over their differences and work together. 
      Another arc about the darkness?!? No thank you. I think this line was just a really cool line but it doesn't really mean anything. In addition, I don't really expect them to remember a small line they did in the pilot. They barely remember what they did in the previous episode.

      It's probably a hint that Rumple is still the villain and he's the Darkness that nees to be stopped.

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    • I think the final battle is all of season 6. The good people of Storybrooke vs. the Evil Queen, Mr. Hyde, and the people of Untold Stories. This might be what Rumples prediction was about in 1x01. Or is it something else?

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    • In full context from the pilot, Here is the line that Rumple speaks:

      Get the child to safety and on its twenty-eighth birthday, the child will return. The child will find you—and the final battle will begin!

      Now, here is my thought. The final battle does not begin when the curse is broken, but when the Savior returns. Emma returned on her 28th birthday, spent the night in Jail after crashing into the city limit sign (since she didn't choose to stay, there was no impact to the curse), Met Mary Margaret the next day during the search for a runaway Henry, decided to stay a week. And THAT's when the curse weakened enough to allow people to not have the "repeating day loop".  The act of choosing to stay is what signifies the beginning of the final battle, which was between Emma and Regina, and culminates with Emma defeating Regina and restoring everyone's memories in the season finale.

      That's my headcanon on the matter. feel free to disagree.

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    • In context, the characters are still caught up in a sort of loop. For each cycle we have:

      1. Rumple in some way incapacitated

      2. General impending danger (and dwarf running down the street announcing it).

      3. Specific, but collateral, danger for a child, regardless of whether said child has a 'destiny predicted'. Regina didn't have any specific hate for baby Emma. She only planned to kill her when she realized that Emma would one day break the curse. When Regina countered Pan's curse, it would have left Henry orphaned and alone, but that wasn't the goal. Similarly, Zelena didn't want to harm baby Neal specifically, she wanted to go back in time and he was an ingredient. So... threatened, but not targetted.

      4. Someone sent to a Land Without Magic who will later come back to save the day.

      5. Someone sent to bring back the Savior, KNOWING that's what they're doing, even if they don't know all the specifics.

      6. Curse keeps most people restricted to their town or to other magical realms, with consequences of differing severities for anyone who attempts to leave.

      7. Memories significantly impacted, but to varying degrees.

      8. True Love plays significant role in defeating the current threat.

      But each time that the cycle plays out, it reboots. Which makes me think that the Dark Curse isn't broken. It's breaking. And until something gets resolved, whether it's unity and redemption for all, defeating Rumple, going back in time to stop something from happening that started everything going wrong in the first place (I doubt this one: Stop Rumple from killing Zoso and instead command him to stop the Ogres War so Bae isn't drafted and... Bae doesn't go through the portal. Rumple never learns to spin straw into gold, so Cora is executed, so no Regina... Eva lives, Snow marries someone who is not a humble shepherd masquerading as a prince... We already HAD our Back to the Future 2-parter. I don't think they're going back to that well.)... the cycle is going to keep rebooting. I think the 'final battle' will be when they finally break out of the pattern.

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    • I would not say that the Dark Curse is just breaking and everything is in a loop.  Granted, what you say it true, but i think that is more due to laziness in writing, overuse of certain plot devices, and general nature of the genre, and less due to a specific plot thread that is leading to an ultimate final battle.

      In truth, Rumple's prophecy in the pilot was sort of overly melodramatic.  Saying that there is going to be a "Final Battle" sounds really cool, but particularly for a show like Once, that can last for several seasons, and has the ever-impending axe that can drop at any random moment, it's going to be hard to say when there is a final battle, except for the Series finale (and even then it may depend on how everything is wrapped up). If it was a regular story, you'd spend  the first 6 books building up the story knowing that the battle was not going to occur until the end of Book 7. And the Final Battle would be easily identifiable as the Protagonist and Antagonist face off in a duel to the death, with the protagonist ultimately winning.

      So, going back to my previous post, I look at Season 1 (and just season 1) as the story in it's entirety. The final battle is really the whole of the first season present day, with the conflict that occurs between Emma and Regina as the battle, which culminates with Emma believing in magic, defeating Regina, breaking the curse, and freeing the town from the effects of the curse.  If you stop the story at the point where everyone's memory is restored, you have a good story. The epilogue, where Gold dumps the potion in the well to bring back magic, is really nothing more than the setup for the next story to come.

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    • Hmcooper4 wrote:

      If it was a regular story, you'd spend  the first 6 books building up the story knowing that the battle was not going to occur until the end of Book 7. And the Final Battle would be easily identifiable as the Protagonist and Antagonist face off in a duel to the death, with the protagonist ultimately winning.

      Hmmm... this example seems oddly specific. Maybe something with a wizard. XD

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    • CoolDudeAl wrote:
      Hmcooper4 wrote:
      If it was a regular story, you'd spend  the first 6 books building up the story knowing that the battle was not going to occur until the end of Book 7. And the Final Battle would be easily identifiable as the Protagonist and Antagonist face off in a duel to the death, with the protagonist ultimately winning.
      Hmmm... this example seems oddly specific. Maybe something with a wizard. XD

      Really? I though lightning bolt.

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    • So was this quote from the pilot, what they are refering to in the Season 6 finale?

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    • That can be concluded as of right now. If it is right it a whole different story. You know how Once is.

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