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Fairy Tale Land Persona: Belle
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Belle Stats and Info

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  • Was locked in the basement of Storybrooke General Hospital

[+] ► [-] Belle Bio

Belle's father, Sir Maurice, is a nobleman overseeing lands that are being overrun by the ogres during The Ogre Wars. In a desperate plea for help, he asks Rumpelstiltskin to save them.

Did someone call me?

Rumpelstiltskin appears in his customary pop-out-of-nowhere fashion and agrees to help. His price for helping is Belle. Maurice refuses and shows Rumpel the door, but this is Once Upon a Time we're watching, so Belle is kick-ass and not a punk. She steps forward and makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin. The men make a weak attempt to stop her, but Belle silences them with, "No one decides my fate but me." All the men stand by and watch helplessly as she agrees to be Rumpelstiltskin's servant forever if Rumpelstiltskin saves the town. Rumpelstiltskin excitedly agrees and exits with Belle.

Belle walks out, head held high, as the men stand in awe of her kickassitude.

Rumpelstiltskin takes Belle home and shows her to her new room--a dungeon cell. He also runs through a list of chores Belle is to perform.

This is my room? Dude, what the hell?

Over the months of being Rumpelstiltskin's servant, she gets to know him and realizes he isn't such a bad guy after all. She falls in love with him.

Rumpelstiltskin won't admit it, but he loves her too. He releases Belle, and Regina just happens to accidentally on purpose find her walking down a road. Regina tells her true love's kiss can break any curse. Belle decides to return to Rumpelstiltskin.

Belle: Oh, come on.
Regina: No, seriously, just kiss him and it will break the spell.

Belle kisses Rumpelstiltskin and he begins to turn into a human again. She tells him any curse can be broken, and Rumpelstiltskin gets angry, demanding to know where Belle learned that information. Belle tells him she doesn't know who the "she" was that told her about curses being broken, and Rumpelstiltskin immediately knows it was Regina.

He flies into a crazed fit like a sprayed roach and screams at a mirror, knowing Regina can see and hear him. Belle tries to tell him that she truly loves him, but he shakes her like a dusty rag doll then literally throws her into her dungeon-room.

Later, he releases her again, but before Belle leaves she tells him off.

And all you'll have is a chipped cup... and furthermore, you suck!

Regina visits Rumpelstiltskin and tells him that Belle committed suicide.

Fast forward to Storybrooke and we see Belle in a basement cell. She is freed by Jefferson and reunited with Rumpelstiltskin as Mr. Gold.

Curse Effects

  • Memory loss
  • Went from nobility to asylum patient

[+] ► [-] Belle Quotes

  • Belle: "No one decides my fate but me."
  • Belle: "You're not a monster."
  • Rumpelstiltskin: "What made you choose to come here with me?"
    Belle: "Heroism. Sacrifice. You know, there aren't a lot of opportunities for women in this land and, to show what they can do, to see the world, to be heroes, so when you arrived that was my chance. I always wanted to be brave. I figured do the brave thing and bravery would follow."
  • Belle: "If I'm never going to know another person in my whole life, can't I at least know you?"
  • Belle: "Since then you've loved no one? And no one has loved you?"
  • Belle: "Kiss me again, it's working."
    Rumpelstiltskin: "What is?"
    Belle: "Any curse can be broken."
    Rumpelstiltskin: "Who told you that?! Who knows that?!?"
    Belle: "This means it's true love."
    Rumpelstiltskin: "Shut the hell up!"
    Belle: "Why won't you believe me?"
    Rumpelstiltskin: "Because no one can ever, ever love me." *shakes Belle violently*
  • Belle: "You're a coward, Rumpelstiltskin."

Additional Info

  • The character Belle is from the story, "Beauty and the Beast," written by Marie Le Prince De Beaumont. You can read it for free here.
  • Belle is played by Emilie de Ravin

Belle Pics

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  1. I like that they had her in the blue dress like the animated movie.

  2. I like the blue dress. Also the traditional yellow dress at the beginning like the one Belle wears in Beauty and the Beast

  3. PLease, who is the nurse in the hospital basement and who is the orderly Regina walked past on her way to see Belle? Why did she give the nurse a rose? Why does the nurse look familiar??????

    1. Can't say why she's familiar, though that strikes me too. The whole hospital scene was creepily like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - a book by Ken Kesey... That makes her Nurse Ratched, and the orderly would actually be a "patient", known as Chief Bromden.

    2. I think she is the queen of hearts, the hair and everything. and if you google the actress, you'll find a picture of her as qoh, showing her face

  4. Oonceuponfangirl, the nurse was a reference to One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Also, did anyone figure out what Belle's necklace was?

    1. It looks like a pearl.

    2. Doesn't Kathryn have the same necklace? It looks really similar, but it might have just been a costume mistake.

  5. Belle is AWESOME! I wish she was a regular on OUAT.

    1. By now you've probably seen her return cameo (this page has yet to be updated about that), so if she's not a regular it looks a safe bet she'll be at least recurring.

  6. I hate the queen. From now on, if you DON'T like her, lets call her 'she'. I know shes evil, but she made RUMPIE, and yes, I mean RUMPIE, scream at a mirorr!

    1. i have a theory on how she found out about Belle being in love with Rumple. and that theory is that Rumple covers up all the mirrors in his castle so that the mirror can't spy on him. Belle not knowing uncovers one of them to clean and the mirror was able to go in and spy on Rumple for the evil queen. and she was able to find his weak spot. it’s just a theory so tell me if it sounds dumb.

    2. I like this theory alot. I never thought of that. I wonder if Regina can hear you even if the mirror is covered and she can't see you.

    3. I remember a novel with a magic mirror (quoting from memory) "reveals all and explains nothing." It shows images but gives no sound or words. It doesn't even reveal why it may be showing a particular image.

      Of course, Regina's mirror has audio - or it does on her end. She wasn't, for example, able to figure out what Snow White was doing with a bunch of dwarves.

    4. Im'm 99% sure that probaly happend!

    5. But she can hear things - in the Hansel and Gretel episode she says "I would have gone with gravy." The witch had been asking the the question over and over "Butter or Gravy?" to the kids once she figured out there were two of them there. Maybe she's a lip reader ;) but I think she can hear through the mirrors.

      With Snow & the dwarves, I doubt there was a mirror out in the middle of the woods and perhaps that is why she couldn't hear what was going on? So she was able to see what was going on because the mirror reveals all? Who knows...

    6. And when she was looking for the huntsman, she saw him through just a shard of glass. It doesn't have to be a mirror. I'm not sure if Rumple knows that.

  7. I wonder if Be;;e still has her memory's...i mean, why waste the magic if know one is suppose to know she exists anyway..hmmm mystery :P

  8. It sees as if nothing happens by accident with Rumpelstiltskin. Except Belle.

  9. I Think Belle Remember Everything, Thats Why They Have Her Locked Away?

  10. Yes and I do think that she is genuinely untouched by the Curse, that she still has her heart. This gives Regina the most potent weapon against Rumpelstiltskin. I think Belle will be mad once out of her jail. Won't be the same sweetheart. It is not going to be easy ride for Rumprlstiltskin.

    1. of course she don't remember. Curse is for everybody! She is locked up because Evil Queen/Regina wants to hurt Mr.Gold/Rumpelstiltskin. This is ONLY reason.

  11. Writers said Belle might be here for the season finale.Season finale-4 hours to go!

  12. I'm going as belle for halloween! So excited!!!!!

  13. like most her blue dress


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