Rumpelstiltskin: The Dark One
Will be created by:
Jennifer Sutherland of Sutherland Art Studio
Rumpelstiltskin was named a coward by his village and his wife, who left him for a pirate. When Rumpelstiltskin's son is being forced into the Ogre Wars too soon Rumpel finds help from an old beggar man who tricks him into becoming the Dark One.
Once Rumpelstiltskin has the power of the darkness there is no stopping him. He can kill with a click of his fingers. But he is frightening his son who goes to the Blue Fairy for help. The Blue Fairy gives Baelfire a magic bean... the last, and tells him to go with his father to a place where magic does not exhibit. When that day comes, Baelfire goes through the portal but Rumpelstiltskin is too afraid to lose his power. When the portal closes it is too late for him. His son is gone.
To get back to his son he helps Regina enact the darkest curse. But he carefully plans. Regina agrees to make him very wealthy and powerful and she promises that she must agree to his every request if he says, please. He only needs the name of Snow White and Prince Charming's daughter to ensure he will remember who he is on the day she comes to Storybrooke, the savior... Emma.
Robert Carlyle portrays Rumpelstiltskin, the part was written specifically for the actor. Rumpelstiltskin, is a fairy tale popularly associated with Germany (where he is known as Rumpelstilzchen). The tale was one collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812.