Today we meet young Henry Mills!
Better known as the Truest Believer, Henry figures out the entire town is under a curse because of a storybook that his teacher, Ms. Blanchard (we'll meet her later) gave him when he seemed depressed. He is the one that got Emma to come to Storybrooke and was instrumental in breaking the initial curse over the town.
Now, Henry's family tree is, in my opinion, the most interesting and the most convoluted! I often hear "I am my own Grandpa" in my head when I think about it!
He is the biological son of Emma Swan and Neal Cassidy (you'll see him soon) who was given up for adoption. On the maternal side, this makes Snow White and Prince Charming his grandparents and the Evil Queen his step-great-grandmother.
On the paternal side, Neal is the son of Rumplestiltskin (again, more on that soon), which makes Rumplestiltskin his grandfather, Belle his step-grandmother, Rumple's first wife Milah as his grandmother and Captain Hook his step-grandfather. Oh, and did I mention that Rumplestiltskin's father is also Peter Pan? So Peter Pan is his great-grandfather.
With me so far? Because we're not done.
The Evil Queen, though, is also known as Regina Mills - Henry's adoptive mother. So she's both his adoptive mother and, technically, his step-great-grandmother. That also means he is technically Snow White's step-brother and Emma's step-uncle. And therefore his own step-great-uncle (not quite as catchy as his own grandpa, but close!)
Cora, the Queen of Hearts we met earlier, is his adoptive grandmother, and the Wicked Witch of the West is his adoptive aunt (half-aunt if you want to get technical).
And if Emma and Hook end up ever getting married, Hook would be both his step-father and his step-grandfather.
Familial relationships in this show are VERY confusing. Henry, I think, epitomizes that better than anyone else, and I'm sure I'm missing a link or two in there somewhere!
I just have to say it was a joy to get to stitch a single figure, and a smaller one at that since he is a boy. It was a nice break for today!
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Until next time!