List of Dark Curses
First Dark CurseCast by: Regina Mills
The first Dark Curse was cast by Regina Mills, also known as the Evil Queen, to finally get revenge on Snow White and her allies. Regina used her father's heart to activate it. This curse transported nearly everyone in the Enchanted Forest, to a town called Storybrooke. Everyone except Regina was given new identities and new memories, and they had no memories of the Enchanted Forest. Regina became the mayor of Storybrooke. This curse was broken by Emma Swan when she kissed Henry Mills on the forehead, which also broke Henry's sleeping curse.
First Reverse CurseCast by: Peter Pan (altered by Regina Mills)
The second Dark Curse was cast by Peter Pan. It was originally meant to recreate Storybrooke in Pan's image. Peter Pan used Felix's heart to activate this curse. However, after Pan's demise, Regina modified the Dark Curse and it took everyone in Storybrooke back to the Enchanted Forest instead. Once in the Enchanted Forest, everyone cursed still remembered everything.
Second Dark CurseCast by: Snow White (altered by Zelena)
The third Dark Curse was cast by the Snow White. She reluctantly used the heart of her husband, David. This curse sent everyone in the Enchanted Forest back to Storybrooke, but Zelena interfered with it and made it so that everyone who is cursed would lose their memories of the last year in the Enchanted Forest, unless they have consumed a memory potion beforehand. The curse is broken by Regina kissing Henry on the forehead, similar to how Emma broke the first curse.
Third Dark CurseDark One, when he crushed Merlin's heart, it was also Merlin's true love Nimue crushing it as Nimue was the first Dark One. Everyone's memories were taken away by magic dreamcatchers, and everyone including the inhabitants of Camelot were taken back to Storybrooke. The curse is broken when the dreamcatchers restore everyone's memories. Fiona
The Black Curse was a variation of the Dark Curse, albeit ten times more powerful, unleashed upon Storybrooke. Fiona became the mayor, and everyone's memories were altered, much like the effects of the first Dark Curse. These similarities stem from the fact that Fiona is the creator of the Dark Curse. It is broken when Fiona is defeated and the Final Battle is won.
Fourth Dark CurseCast by: Regina Mills (coerced by the Dark Coven)
The fourth Dark Curse was cast by Regina Mills. She was forced to cast the curse when Drizella Tremaine and Gothel magically poison Henry, meaning that the only way for him to survive is to be in a land without magic. This curse sends everyone from the New Enchanted Forest to Hyperion Heights.
- Like all curses, the Dark Curse can be broken with true love's kiss.
- One of the ingredients is the heart of the thing the caster loves most:
- Regina uses her father's heart,
- Pan uses Felix's heart,
- Snow uses David's heart.
- Since Killian was the Dark One, he could channel Nimue, whose true love was Merlin. Because of this, Killian uses Merlin's heart.
- Fiona did not require any sacrifice or heart, manufacturing the Black Curse to benefit herself the most.