Belle serves as Rumplestiltskin's maid, and eventually sees the man behind the beast, although Rumplestiltskin decides to free her from his service, choosing power over love. However, instead of being free, Belle almost immediately gets captured again, this time by Queen Regina. She is locked in a tower, and after the Queen's defeat at the hands of Snow White and Prince David, they are seemingly ignorant of the fact that Belle is still a prisoner in the Queen's palace, and Belle ends up starving to death.
Rumplestiltskin goes to the palace and checks on Belle, only to find her remains, which he then shows to Regina, seeking retribution for his true love's demise.
- In reality, Belle is still alive and reunited with Rumplestiltskin after the Dark Curse broke. They got married and had a son named Gideon, but eventually became estranged due to Rumplestiltskin's darkness.
- S6, E11: "Tougher Than The Rest" (corpse)