The Dark One
|Occupation:||Pawnsbroker, Antique Shop Owner, Attorney|
formerly Wool Spinner
|Location:|| Storybrooke, Maine |
previously: Enchanted Forest, Neverland
|Relationships:|| father of Neal Cassidy (Baelfire); ex-husband of Milah; son of Peter Pan (Malcolm); grandfather of Henry Mills;|
married to Belle;
ex-apprentices: Cora Mills, Zelena, Regina Mills
|Fandom:||Once Upon A Time|
|Other:||Played by the actor Robert Carlyle|
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Rumplestiltskin is one of the main characters on Once Upon A Time. He is known as Mr. Gold after the Dark Curse hit in Storybrooke.
Rumplestiltskin is a popular character in the OUAT fandom.
The large and dysfunctional family tree of Henry Mills has been a large component in the fandom due to several big reveals in Season 2 (Baelfire as Henry's father, as such Rumpelstiltskin is Henry's grandfather) and Season 3 Rumpelstiltskin's father is revealed to be Peter Pan  .
- Belle/Rumplestiltskin - canonical and most popular pairing
- Rumplestiltskin/Emma Swan - popular during Season 1 before Belle appeared
- Captain Hook/Rumplestiltskin
- Cora/Rumpelstiltskin - canonical
- Rumple is a common nickname used by fans and in canon by Belle
- fans of Rumplestiltskin call themselves Dearies
Archives and Communities
- Rumplestiltskin fanworks at AO3
- Rumplestiltskin works at FFN
- Rumplestiltskin tag at Once Upon A Time Fanfic