The Dark Swan taking Merida'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.

Known Heart-Rippers

Known Victims


  • 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.

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