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Stanum, also known as the Tin Man, is a character featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. He is portrayed by Alex Desert, with his younger self portrayed by Austin Obiajunwa. His gallery is here.

Biography

Background

Stanum has been a woodcutter since youth, when he first met Zelena, the daughter of another woodsman. Even when he finds out that Zelena has magic, he befriends her. Years later, Stanum is punished by the Wicked Witch of the North for chopping down a tree in her domain, and his body slowly begins to transform into tin. To prevent himself from completely becoming tin, Stanum seeks out help from Zelena at the Emerald City of Oz. Zelena agrees to help him seek out the Crimson Heart, which can save him, but when she realises that the Heart would absorb and destroy all of Zelena's magic, she refuses to use it and allows Stanum to become paralysed as a tin man. Some time later, when Robin Hood arrives in Oz, the tin man is seen on the side of the Yellow Brick Road, torn apart.

Family/Relationships

  • None known (family)

Status: Deceased, presumably

Trivia

  • Stanum is based on the Tin Woodman from the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
  • The name Stanum is derived from the Latin stannum, which means tin.

Appearances

  • S4, E17: "Heart Of Gold" (flashback)

  • S6, E18: "Where Bluebirds Fly" (flashback)

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