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You... know nothing of my happiness.
~ Snow White to Regina

Snow White, better known as The Evil Queen, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She debuts in the episode "Operation Mongoose" and is the main antagonist in an alternate universe where the heroes and the villains replacing roles. Snow White becomes a villain when Regina tells a secret that has her true love killed.

She is portrayed by Ginnifer Goodwin



This version of Snow White is based on both her fairytale counterpart Snow White and Once Upon a Time's Evil Queen. Her origin story is heavily inspired by Once Upon a Time's Regina in which her true love was killed, which caused her to turn evil

Powers and Abilities

  • Telekinesis - Snow has the ability to move objects without touching them, this is shown to be channeled through her hands
  • Fireballs - Snow has the ability to create fire from nothing in the form of a ball and throw it towards someone.
  • Heart Extraction - Snow has the ability to remove and enchanted heart from another person. While it is out, the person still lives, but when she crushes it into dust, they die.


After Isaac rewrites everyone's stories in the Heroes and Villains book, Snow White rules the Enchanted Forest as the Evil Queen, who hates her stepdaughter Regina for telling a secret that resulted in her true love James' death. As a substitute, the Queen rips out the heart of James' twin brother, Prince Charming, so he is not only her lover but will do her bidding, though she is still unsatisfied with him. She then makes Prince Charming the official Huntsman. At some point during this, she also locks up a woman, who calls herself the savior (who is really her daughter Emma), in a tower near the Bottomless Sea, with the Black Knight, Lily (daughter of Maleficent), guarding her.

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One day, her underlings, the seven dwarves, capture Isaac, who they suspect is a supporter of Regina as Queen. When presented with proof of his treachery, Isaac tries to convince her he is on her side, and that a boy named Henry is trying to take away everything she has. Snow White speaks into Prince Charming's heart, ordering him into the throne room, so he can execute Isaac. However, Isaac saves himself by revealing his knowledge about why the Queen hates Regina, and he claims learning all this from a magic book. Intrigued by his encouragement to seek revenge against Regina, Snow White learns from him that Regina will ambush a royal carriage later. When she asks what he wants in return, he asks her to kill Regina and Henry. As promised, Regina attempts to steal from a royal carriage, except Snow White surprises her by stepping out. While Regina tries reasoning with her about their past, Snow White demands the location of Henry, but the latter hesitates in answering. The Queen prepares to aim a fireball at her, though Robin Hood distracts Snow White with a loosed arrow before rescuing Regina.

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Annoyed with her followers for not capturing Regina and Henry, Snow White rips out and crushes Doc's heart to show what will happen to another one of them if they fail again. With Lily's help, the Queen tracks Emma down at the dock with Hook and demands the boy. Emma tries to convince the Queen and Prince Charming that they are her parents and the hope they instilled in her, which only serves to make the Queen command her Black Knights to kill her daughter and grandson. To ensure Emma and Henry's safety, Hook stays behind to fight, gaining the upper hand against Prince Charming. When Hook threatens to do the same to the Queen, Prince Charming kills him, as Emma and Henry are forced to run. Once Henry harnesses the quill and becomes the next Author, Isaac's stories are undone and everyone returns to their old lives in Storybrooke.


  • This is Ginnifer Goodwin's first and (so far) only role as a villain.





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Main Villains
Regina Mills/Evil Queen | Cora Mills | Greg Mendell | Tamara | Peter Pan | Zelena | Ingrid the Snow Queen | Rumplestiltskin | Maleficent | Cruella De Vil | Ursula | Emma Swan | Nimue | Hades | Fiona | Lady Tremaine | Drizella | Jafar | Anastasia
Secondary Villains
Captain Hook | Felix | The Shadow | Flying Monkeys | Isaac Heller | King Arthur | Mr. Hyde | Gideon | Mother Gothel | Jabberwocky
Other Villains
Anita | Blackbeard | Blind Witch | Bo Peep | Caterpillar | Chernabog | Cheshire Cat | Clorinda | David | Duke of Weselton | Gaston | Henry Jekyll | Jack | Jonathan | King George | Knave of Hearts | Lady Tremaine | Lily Page | Medusa | Monstro | Mr. Smee | Prince Hans | Prince James | Sheriff of Nottingham | Sidney Glass | Snow White | The Darkness | The Walrus & the Carpenter | The Woodcutter | Wraith
Dark Ones | Queens of Darkness | Lost Boys

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