The Three Queens - Are They Really "Of Darkness"?
This post contains an answer to 31 questions. They’re listed under the cut, because there are A LOT of them.
Alright, Ladies and Gents! Here is my Queens of Darkness post. Finally. It turns out thereason why it took me so long to edit is probably because it’s almost as long as my pregnancy post. Oy!Anyway… this post contains an answer to 31 questions. That was my final count. I was supposed to post this this morning, but there was a late spoiler by Yahoo regarding Killian’s connection to Ursula, and I had to write it in, which took a bit. But here it is. The cover poster up top should give a clue as to how confusing it will be to understand (at least, when it comes to the roles of the Queens of Darkness compared to the three fairies). The stickler is who is positioned as whom in terms of magical powers, and in terms of leadership, because there are two different groups of positionings. However, I drew a chart (or a collage with labels). Hopefully that’ll help it make sense.
This post answers questions grouped under the following topics:
The Queens of Darkness as the Three
Fairies of Sleeping Beauty (4)
Two Alternate Sleeping Beauty Versions and Killian’s (Possible) History with One
of the Queens of Darkness (Or, Cruella De Vil and the Sorcerer) (5)
Ursula and the Sorcerer (and Killian
[and Emma]) (7)
Maleficent and the Sorcerer (and
Rumple and the Queens of Darkness (2)
Will the Queens of Darkness Survive
the Season? (1)
Snow and Charming’s Secret (The
“Arranged Marriage”) (3)
How This All (Probably) Fits with the
“Goodbye” Scene (3)
Basically, if you sent me a question regarding any of the Queens of Darkness or Snowing’s Dark Secret any time in the past three months, up until a few hours ago, then your answer is probably in here. Oy, I have SO many questions left in my inbox I need to get to. I’m going to be posting another rapid-fire response soon, with about 30-ish questions attached. And then a couple having to do specifically with 4.12. Yeah, I think that’s all I wanted to say.
BLURB: I talk about the Queens of Darkness, each of them in turn, how all of them are connected to the Sorcerer (and Killian) in some capacity, and why they’re actually working for him and not Rumple. I tie everything back to Sleeping Beauty, of course, and explain why the Queens of Darkness are positioned as the Three Fairies and the clues that give this away. I start with two alternate versions of Sleeping Beauty, sent to me by my followers, and how those two alternate versions tie beautifully into the show and the show’s Snow White storyline and 101 Dalmatians storyline. I go into who Killian’s mother might possibly be on the show and why I believe that, I go into Killian’s history with Ursula, what he might have done to her, and why and how that would affect his relationship with Emma (see the Late Addendum under Ursula’s section for this answer), I go into Maleficent and her possible history with either Killian or his father, and also her Unicorn and how it gives away the fact that she’s a protector, I briefly speculate about Rumple’s role with the Queens of Darkness and what happened in Camelot, and why 4.11 found them on opposite sides, I go into whether the Queens of Darkness will survive the season, I go into Snow and Charming’s dark secret (which is basically a “new and improved” expansion of my original “arranged marriage” theory as found in my Sleeping Beauty analysis), and I go into how the unraveling of their secret probably contributed to Emma’s coldness towards them during the “goodbye” scene filmed the other day. I also briefly go into their possible arc in 4.20-4.22, and how they’re going to help Killian find Emma (I’ll expand on their arc in another question). Um… I think that may be it. This is basically just one big post regarding the Queens of Darkness and their connection to the Sorcerer, Killian and Emma, and Snow and Charming, and how that will affect the plot going forward. Okay? Bit of forewarning: it turned out long, however unintentionally.