Character Information




The Enchanted Forest






The Mills Family


Peter Pan (Father)
Black Fairy (Mother)
Baelfire (Son)
Milah (Ex-wife)
Belle (Wife)
Series Information



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Robert Carlyle

Rumplestiltskin, also known as Mr. Gold, is a main character on ABC's "Once Upon a Time". He is portrayed by Robert Carlyle.

An evil sorcerer known as the Dark One, Rumplestiltkin is a known deal maker from the Enchanted Forest, who finds himself living in Storybrooke as Mr. Gold, a pawn shop owner, after being cursed by the Evil Queen. He was the main antagonist of the second-half of Season 4, with assistance from the Queens of Darkness.


  • He is the secondary antagonist in Season 1, a supporting protagonist in Season 2 and the first-half of Season 3, the forced secondary antagonist in the second-half of Season 3, the secondary antagonist of the first-half of Season 4, the main antagonist of the second-half of Season 4, a supporting protagonist in the first-half of Season 5, a supporting protagonist/antagonist in the second-half of Season 5, and an antagonist/protagonist in Season 6.
  • He is the second main antagonist to be from a previous season.
  • He is the main antagonist to have had the most alliances with other main antagonists and has so far been connected to or worked with almost every single one. He taught Regina, Cora, and Zelena magic, and worked for Zelena forcibly in Season 3, affiliated with the Snow Queen and formed an alliance with Maleficent, Cruella, Ursula in Season 4. In Season 5, he was connected to Nimue, as she is the original Dark One, forcibly worked under Hades and formed an alliance with Peter Pan, who is also his father. In Season 6, he works with the Evil Queen, as well as Fiona, who is also his mother. In Season 7, he is the minion of Lady Tremaine. He could also be considered as connected to Emma Swan and Captain Hook during their antagonist reigns, as all three are Dark Ones and a vision of Rumple assists them. He was also almost related to Tamara, who was his Neal's fiancée. Thus, the only two antagonists whom Rumple is not affiliated with or connected to are Greg Mendell and King Arthur.