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  • The colors of the Dark Curse has been...inconsistent, to say the least.  It has been seen purple, green, and purple-green.  My theory is that the purple smoke is the transportation part and the green is the memory-wiping part.  Here is why--

    Pilot: Regina's curse was purple and green.  It transported everyone and took their memories.

    The New Neverland: Pan's curse was only meant to take everyone's memories, so it was green.  When Regina changed it into a transportation spell, eliminating the memory-wiping part.  This made the curse smoke go from green to purple, which makes sense according to my theory.

    A Curious Thing: This started out as a simple transportation spell, until Zelena hijacked it and added the memory-wiping part.  As a result, it was purple and green.

    Broken Heart: Hook cast the curse as a transportation spell, so it was purple.  Emma took their memoris with dreamcatchers, so it was not really a part of the curse.  (Note: The fact that Emma mixed the dreamcatcher into the cauldron does not make it a part of the curse).  Therefore, the curse was only purple becausse it was only a transportation curse.

    I hope you guys like my theory.  It doesn't really change anything...but it was fun to make!

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    • It's as good a theory as anything.

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    • It's awesome. It's either this, or no one cared to make the different curses look consistent.

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    • Was the yellow lightning in Broken Heart a result of the Dreamcatcher then? Because I don't know where that comes from

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    • Yeah, the yellow flashes are the dreamcatcher absorbing and dreamcatcherizing the memories.

      Kudos x 20 because I think you're the first to fully realize this. I guess we can not complain about the differences in color, but now can actually finally determine the color of magic (at least in the Dark Curse's case). I guess the Time Freeze is just invisible, lol. Probably a little side affect as well as the SB formation thingy. The Curse is like an Ogre, full of layers.

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    • Eskaver wrote:
      Yeah, the yellow flashes are the dreamcatcher absorbing and dreamcatcherizing the memories.

      Kudos x 20 because I think you're the first to fully realize this. I guess we can not complain about the differences in color, but now can actually finally determine the color of magic (at least in the Dark Curse's case). I guess the Time Freeze is just invisible, lol. Probably a little side affect as well as the SB formation thingy. The Curse is like an Ogre, full of layers.

      Why's it gotta be like an ogre? Why can't it be like a parfait? Everyone loves parfaits. You ever meet someone's who's like "I don't like no parfait". XD

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    • I really love this theory. It totally makes sense.

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    • Thanks :)

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    • Great theory, but the Curse appears black/grey and green for Regina and Snow (101, 102, 102, 217, 319), not purple and green.

      I made my own theory back in December 2014 (seen the long theory here). There are clear reasons why each Curse appears different. Essentially (in short form), the "default" colour is a black/grey cloud with green lightning seen for Regina and Snow's Curses. Pan's Curse is plain green because the water in the well either strengthened the curse, removing the true love factor and rendering it unbreakable, or the Dark Curse takes on characteristics of its caster and Pan's appeared green due to this. The Curse takes characteristics of all of its casters (EQ's was violent and destructive, Snow's spread gently throughout EF). Hook's Curse is different as it was prepared in a completely different way: crushed heart in a cauldron of a random mixture that somehow created a Dark Curse.

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    • NickM98 wrote:
      Great theory, but the Curse appears black/grey and green for Regina and Snow (101, 102, 102, 217, 319), not purple and green.

      I made my own theory back in December 2014 (seen the long theory here). There are clear reasons why each Curse appears different. Essentially (in short form), the "default" colour is a black/grey cloud with green lightning seen for Regina and Snow's Curses. Pan's Curse is plain green because the water in the well either strengthened the curse, removing the true love factor and rendering it unbreakable, or the Dark Curse takes on characteristics of its caster and Pan's appeared green due to this. The Curse takes characteristics of all of its casters (EQ's was violent and destructive, Snow's spread gently throughout EF). Hook's Curse is different as it was prepared in a completely different way: crushed heart in a cauldron of a random mixture that somehow created a Dark Curse.

      After looking at the pictures in the links you provided I am going to have to agree more with Austin's theory.  The smoke looks purple and green in all those pictures that you posted the link to, not black and grey.  Especially the last two pictures, you can clearly see the gren and purple colors, the black and grey smoke that was seen in the second picture is simply from the bonfire that Regina use to cook the curse, not from the curse itself.  The smoke from the curse that goes around the kingdom loses the black color and is just green and purple.

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    • Frulna wrote:

      NickM98 wrote:
      Great theory, but the Curse appears black/grey and green for Regina and Snow (101, 102, 102, 217, 319), not purple and green.

      I made my own theory back in December 2014 (seen the long theory here). There are clear reasons why each Curse appears different. Essentially (in short form), the "default" colour is a black/grey cloud with green lightning seen for Regina and Snow's Curses. Pan's Curse is plain green because the water in the well either strengthened the curse, removing the true love factor and rendering it unbreakable, or the Dark Curse takes on characteristics of its caster and Pan's appeared green due to this. The Curse takes characteristics of all of its casters (EQ's was violent and destructive, Snow's spread gently throughout EF). Hook's Curse is different as it was prepared in a completely different way: crushed heart in a cauldron of a random mixture that somehow created a Dark Curse.

      After looking at the pictures in the links you provided I am going to have to agree more with Austin's theory.  The smoke looks purple and green in all those pictures that you posted the link to, not black and grey.  Especially the last two pictures, you can clearly see the gren and purple colors, the black and grey smoke that was seen in the second picture is simply from the bonfire that Regina use to cook the curse, not from the curse itself.  The smoke from the curse that goes around the kingdom loses the black color and is just green and purple.

      If the black/grey cloud is from the bonfire used by Regina, how is it possible that when it appears in LWM around Kurt and Owen's tent it is black/grey, and the fact that Snow's Curse also has a black/grey cloud despite being prepared in a cauldron, not an open fire?

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    • The "black" you are seeing is purple,  darkish purple. So, likely there are three colors (purple, Blackish grey, and green), but still Austin's theory still stands.

      The blackish grey could be what establishes Storybrooke as that was present in Regina's and Snow's curse, while it was absent in Pan's and Hook's curse.

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    • NickM98 wrote:

      Frulna wrote:


      NickM98 wrote:
      Great theory, but the Curse appears black/grey and green for Regina and Snow (101, 102, 102, 217, 319), not purple and green.

      I made my own theory back in December 2014 (seen the long theory here). There are clear reasons why each Curse appears different. Essentially (in short form), the "default" colour is a black/grey cloud with green lightning seen for Regina and Snow's Curses. Pan's Curse is plain green because the water in the well either strengthened the curse, removing the true love factor and rendering it unbreakable, or the Dark Curse takes on characteristics of its caster and Pan's appeared green due to this. The Curse takes characteristics of all of its casters (EQ's was violent and destructive, Snow's spread gently throughout EF). Hook's Curse is different as it was prepared in a completely different way: crushed heart in a cauldron of a random mixture that somehow created a Dark Curse.

      After looking at the pictures in the links you provided I am going to have to agree more with Austin's theory.  The smoke looks purple and green in all those pictures that you posted the link to, not black and grey.  Especially the last two pictures, you can clearly see the gren and purple colors, the black and grey smoke that was seen in the second picture is simply from the bonfire that Regina use to cook the curse, not from the curse itself.  The smoke from the curse that goes around the kingdom loses the black color and is just green and purple.
      If the black/grey cloud is from the bonfire used by Regina, how is it possible that when it appears in LWM around Kurt and Owen's tent it is black/grey, and the fact that Snow's Curse also has a black/grey cloud despite being prepared in a cauldron, not an open fire?

      Easy, I don't see black smoke appearing in Land Without Magic at the tent or in Snow's curse at all.  I just see the purple and green smoke.

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