OUAT 2x17 - Regina Heart-Ripping

Regina taking Snow's heart.

Heart-Ripping is the act of magically ripping out someone's heart, featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

By normal biological means, tearing one's heart out means instant death. However, the heart may be continued to be connected to the body via magic, and anything that happens to it afterwards will be afflicted to the owner's body.

Known Heart-Rippers



  • Heart ripping is based on the fairytale Snow White, where the Queen commands the huntsman to rip out Snow White's heart as proof that he has assassinated her.