So, if Cora was strong enough to protect herself from Regina's curse why aren't The Dark One, The Saviour, and The Evil Queen, strong enough together to stop Pan's Curse?
It's essentially the same basic curse, since both come from the same sroll, they just have different effects. It makes me sad to think that Cora was the strongest person in the Enchanted Forest Realm. Note that by stop I mean, create a barrier the way Cora did. Sure anyone who was already afflicted would have been toast, but so what?
Regina cast the Dark Curse to transport everyone, from the Enchanted Forest, to the Land Without Magic. Peter Pan's plan, was just to freeze time, to create a New Neverland. Cora's protection spell would have been useless, this time. All she essentially did, was put everyone in her vicinity to sleep.... kind of, defeats the purpose.
Not to mention, Peter Pan's curse was meant to be unbreakable.
I like to think the staff she used, combined with her own power, is what protected that part of the land. Maybe the staff is from Wonderland, which is why no other powerful magic user from the Enchanted forest could escape the curse.
Hence, no one in Storybrooke knows abouth the staff and could not stop Pan's curse.
How many people knew about Regina's curse in the EF really in time to stop it?
I don't think one needed to be super powerful to protect an area of the EF, Cora just had advanced warning. She didn't try to stop Regina's curse, just protected herself, and even that didn't protect her fully.
SenatorSilver wrote: Well I assume everyone knew, since they had enough time to prepare the wardrobe and other stuff.
But wait... How did the word got out that Regina was making the curse? If I remember correctly it was the Blue Fairy who told Snow and the others?
Well its the same as how Mr. Smee got word of Rumples story about his son. People love to gossip. It could even be the circle of villians standing with Regina around the bonfire, or Rumples prison guards. Or even the palace guards.
I don't want to sound like an idiot, but wasn't Cora in Wonderland when Ragina cast the curse?
No, she returned to the Enchanted Forest with Hook to fake her death to Regina (who sent Hook to Wonderland to kill Cora) then protects part of the Enchanted Forest partially from the Dark Curse. "Queen of Hearts"