Submitted by artofelaineho:
The journey to this one was a little more challenging. I had long discussions on whether this pose was in character for Rumplestiltskin or not. On the show, he seems to be more of a trickster than active mass murderer. He makes deals that benefits him and lets the magic do the rest.
But you get these little flashes - he killed all the men when they tried to take Baelfire away, killed Milah, killed the seer, and he’s still physically violent when he’s Mr. Gold. This was the guy that taught both Regina and Cora how to extract hearts from people. He’s a very malevolent character.
I always imagined that his state of existence has been intertwined with the souls of those he has killed. He loves the power that the dagger gives him, but he’s also slowly sinking into the darkness, until it consumes him completely.
(via The Dark One | Art of Elaine Ho)
OUAT: NON DISNEY CLASSIC↳ classic disney movies [x]
Once Upon A Time
Mr. Gold & Rumplestiltskin
2011. 11. 10
Okay, lots of niggles and disappointments this season. So many that trying to talk about the show sounds like I can do nothing but whine. But this? This was worth the three year wait. It was always going to happen, right?
Totally worth the wait. It was just a brilliant moment, one of my favorites in the episode.
Emma seeing Sparkly!Rumple is all I’ve ever wanted.
Natalie Dormer for Elsa!