Spell of Shattered Sight

Ingrid casting the Spell of Shattered Sight

The Spell of Shattered Sight is a curse featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. From the cursed shards of the Trolden Glass, it can be used to activate the spell of Shattered Sight, which infects people and makes them see the worst in everything and everyone, including themselves. The caster has to cultivate dark magic for many years in order to be powerful enough to be able to cast a spell over many people. The spell can only be broken if the enactor sacrifices themselves.


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  • The spell is based on the effects of the troll mirror from the fairytale The Snow Queen.
  • The only people immune to it are those without hearts, the Dark One, and those the enactor want spared.


  • S4, E08: "Smash the Mirror"
  • S4, E09: "Fall"
  • S4, E13: "Shattered Sight"