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We're only gonna nip inside long enough to use her cauldron.
Merida to Belle src

The Witch's Cauldron is a magical item featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It first appears in the sixth episode of the fifth season.

The Witch's Cauldron is based on the item of the same name from the Disney/Pixar film, Brave.


After First Curse

One day, King Fergus arrives to the Witch's cottage, where he accuses her of being a witch. He then requests something to allow him to defeat the incoming invaders from the south and ensure the fate of his kingdom. The witch requests payment and has him sign a contract as an "I.O.U." before getting to work. She goes through her ingredients and throws them into the cauldron, taking one of Fergus' scalp hairs as the final ingredient. The cauldron bubbles and glows green, eventually letting out a bright light. The final product is a shiny helmet with magical powers, which will cause any army to willingly follow the wearer into battle, no matter the dangers. It floats out of the cauldron and lands in the witch's hands. She then passes it over to Fergus, telling him that if he wears the helm into battle then he'll get exactly what he wants. ("The Bear King")

Before Third Curse

Two years later, Belle and Merida enter the cottage and use the cauldron perform a spell. The smoke takes the form of a scenery as the cauldron conjures up a vision where the clan lords have captured Merida's brothers and sentenced them to execution at the Southern Moor. Desperate to change their fates, Merida asks her to brew a potion, the Spell of Mor'du, which can transform someone into a bear. Belle does what Merida asks, but tries to convince her to defeat the clans without magic. ("The Bear and the Bow")

While the Witch is at her cottage, she's visited by King Arthur and Zelena. Arthur demands the helm she made for King Fergus two years ago, but she answers that she doesn't know where it is and already sent someone after it. Zelena teleports behind her and shoves her head into her cauldron. Only then, the Witch reluctantly tells them that Merida is going after the helm. ("The Bear King")


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