Regina Mills/Robin Hood
|Pairing:|| Regina Mills/Robin Hood |
Evil Queen/Robin Hood
|Alternative name(s):||Outlaw Queen, |
|Fandom:||Once Upon a Time|
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In the third season and during a flashback, it was revealed by Tinkerbell that Regina and Robin are each other's second chance at True Love, however Regina was too afraid to go to him. Due to this, both went through several tragedies and heartbreak - Robin marrying and losing Marian and Regina becoming the Evil Queen.
They actually meet after Regina and the other characters are cursed back to the Enchanted Forest.
Regina/Robin immediately became a popular ship for the OUAT fandom following Robin's first appearance in the show in Season 3.
Common Tropes & Themes
- True Love - It's a trope heavily used both in canon and in fanworks, especially since Regina and Robin are stated to be each other's second chance at true love.
- Soulmates - Especially at the beginning when the pairing was still new, some fans used Tinkerbell's phrasing, that "the man with the lion tattoo" was Regina's soulmate, to mean that Robin and Regina's bond was different (perhaps even stronger) than the True Love ever present on the show.
- Robin's Lion tattoo - is a very important element in canon, the only way for Regina to be able to identify him. In fanfic, the tattoo is used in a similar way, with some exceptions where it's used for comedic effect.
- Dark Outlaw Queen or Dark!OQ: focusing on Regina's darker other half and Robin from the WishRealm
- Outlaw Queen is the popular pairing name for the ship.
- Hood Queen was the original pairing name for the ship before the above grew more popular.
- and you can have this heart to break by Syble, a post 3x22 fic
- Halfway by NarcolepticBadger. Seven scenes from a slow courtship, told backwards.
- Smirk by Nonsequiturvy. Set in the Enchanted Forest during the missing year.
- The Five Times Robin Almost Met the Evil Queen by ovp
- Take these broken wings by Ierpier
- Storm Surge by Tripp3235
- plausible deniability by revolutionsoftheheart
- Captive by ouatevilregal8
- Pixie Dust Doesn't Lie - Its Your Chance at Happiness, Archived version by movelikeustoleit
- Robin and Regina by Janna Bock
- Forest Queen by colormymemory
- Outlaw Queen, Archived version by feeling-quilly
- Outlaw Queen, Archived version by thececilz
- Crown My Heart, Archived version manip by starscythe
- Smell of Forest Trailer by moonfallenangel, a fake trailer constructed reality, Outlaw Queen as a romantic comedy
- all you never say by acuriousjellyfish
Archives and Fannish Links
- Once Upon a Time Season 3 Episode 3 "Quite a Common Fairy"
- Once Upon a Time Season 3 Episode 12 "New York City Serenade"
- The Lion Tattoo fic, where the existence of the tattoo is used for comic relief.