For the species, see Bridge Trolls or Rock Trolls.
For the Enchanted Forest location, see Troll Bridge.
For years, Alice spends her days trapped in a tower alone after her mother poisoned her father's heart so they couldn't be near each other. On her seventeenth birthday, she prepares herself a cupcake with a single candle in it and wishes that she could escape the tower and not be alone. This wish causes the giant troll to appear, having been summoned by Alice's magic, and it rips the roof off of Alice's tower and frees her. Alice is at first terrified by the monster, but quickly realizes it means her no harm as it smiles down at her. When it offers her its hand, she climbs in. ("The Girl in the Tower")
Some years later, on another one of Alice's birthdays, the giant troll, scared and alone, begins accidentally rampaging villages and destroying them. A group of hunters, led by Clayton, plan to kill the giant troll, and so does Robin, who hopes to live up to her father's legacy by killing it with her bow and arrow. Robin and Alice are conversing when they hear the giant troll's roar. Although Alice tries to assure Robin that it is her friend, Robin is intent on slaying it. Alice's attempts to stop Robin and Clayton's hunting party get them both imprisoned, but once Robin breaks out, she manages to find the giant troll in a cave just as Clayton and his gang do. Clayton allows Robin one chance to take out the giant troll on her own, but as it emerges from its cage and she takes aim, Alice grabs her and causes her to miss, startling the giant troll and giving it time to escape. Alice and Robin escape the hunting party in a replica of the Yellow Bug, conjured by the same magic Alice once used to summon the giant troll, and when they arrive at Alice's tower, Robin encourages her that she can use the magic to stop the giant troll. Alice realizes her wish to not be alone is what caused the giant troll to appear all those years ago and Robin assures her that she is no longer alone, as she has her. As the giant troll picks up the bug and prepares to smash it, Alice runs out and begins speaking to it, calming it down. She assures it that she is fine and it doesn't need to worry about her anymore. The giant troll gently smiles at her, then turns to stone, ending its rampage. ("The Girl in the Tower")
After being framed for the murder of Hilda Braeburn, Tilly becomes concerned that she may have actually done it since she cannot remember what she did that day and has no alibi. She retreats to the troll statue but laments that a statue is her only friend and prepares to run away. She is almost hit by a car but is saved by Margot, who encourages her to look up and face her problems head-on. Taking Margot's advice literally, Tilly looks up at the statue and realizes that a blinking light, resembling the troll winking at her, is a security camera. As Rogers and Henry arrive to bring arrest her, as they've since run out of time to prove her innocence, Tilly assures them that there's no need as she already has proof. Rogers loads up the security camera footage and finds Tilly walking past the troll at Hilda's time of death. Tilly is overjoyed that her friend saved her and Rogers explains that the camera was added quite recently due to an issue with graffiti. ("The Girl in the Tower")
Dealing with a persistant buzzing in her head, Tilly tries to distract herself with sketching a drawing of the troll statue. Margot, noticing how bothered she seems by it, asks her out on a date, which Tilly happily agrees to. After using Roni's potion to locate the missing Dark One's Dagger, Weaver follows the signal to the troll statue, where Tilly arrives in a panic over the buzzing she keeps hearing which now sounds like a voice talking to her. Going by a hutch, Weaver reaches into Tilly's bag and finds the dagger, though Tilly insists she didn't steal it. As Tilly notices the voice has now stopped, Weaver remarks about how she was guarding it for him, to which a confused Tilly asks if he is angry with her. Weaver, upon sitting down on the troll statue, tells her that she's not the one he is angry at. ("The Guardian")
|Once Upon a Time: Season Seven|
|"Hyperion Heights":||"A Pirate's Life":||"The Garden of Forking Paths":||"Beauty":||"Greenbacks":||"Wake Up Call":||"Eloise Gardener":||"Pretty in Blue":||"One Little Tear":||"The Eighth Witch":||"Secret Garden":|
|"A Taste of the Heights":||"Knightfall":||"The Girl in the Tower":||"Sisterhood":||"Breadcrumbs":||"Chosen":||"The Guardian":||"Flower Child":||"Is This Henry Mills?":||"Homecoming":||"Leaving Storybrooke":|