Also, Regina's mom had purple magic, like Regina. And if the Queen of Hearts had magic, it should be red. :)
For my theory to be correct, he would have to be immune to the curse, because August is obviously not a little boy at this point like Pinocchio was in the pilot (set 28 years ago). And if Pinocchio was cursed, he'd still be a child. But obviously, if August is a fairytale character at all, he has to be immune to the curse. Otherwise he wouldn't know the truth and wouldn't be able to leave Storybrooke.
Good to see Regina's backstory, finally, and it seems she's not the Miller's daughter, but rather the Miller's daughter's daughter. And man was her mother manipulative! It was pretty horrific to see her levitate Regina like that. I'm guessing at some point, though, Regina is going to have her revenge on her mother by learning magic and overpowering her. The reason she still has a vendetta against Snow/Mary Margaret is because Regina was never able to get her back for the part she played in ruining her life.
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I've got my owntheory about August. I don't think he's a fairytale character or a meta-fairytale character (like a Grimm descendant) at all.
I think he's related to the appearance of Storybrooke in the world. I think Storybrooke hasn't retroactively been there all along, but only for about 28 years. (Emma turned 28 in the pilot, so that's how long ago the curse was unleashed.) August might just have been a young boy at the time, living near where Storybrooke appeared. (the cabin where David and Mary Margaret find shelter for the storm?) Maybe he saw the town appear, and maybe that's the reason he doesn't fall for the curse the same way everyone does, like assuming Storybrooke is a real town with a real history that's always been there. Maybe he grew up just like Henry from that point on: a young boy with a wild story that everyone assumes is his imagination gone rampant. Maybe that's why he wrote the book.
That wouldn't explain how he knows the truth and backstory for all of those characters to put inside of the book.
Nothing non-magical would explain that for any character not present at every moment in every story, except if that character happens to be an omniscient fairytale god. How would anyone know all the intimate details? And if there has to be magic involvement anyway, why shouldn't that have happened to a random boy?
I can't believe he's a fairytale character anyway, because I'm a firm believer in Occam's razor. August doesn't appear to be a Storybrooke native and he doesn't appear to be unhappy, so he most likely wasn't brought along with the curse.
Another explanation might be that the book was there first and everything in it just exists for real because all stories become true as soon as they're conceived. August was suggesting something like that.
It's my opinion that Storybrooke isn't the "real world". Emma may have been born and grew up in the real world, but once she entered Storybrooke, she entered another world in a sense. She was certain the Hatter was mad for believing in magic, but we've seen that magic happens in Storybrooke. We've also seen that it appears the town actually covers the ruins of the fairytale world. I think the reason why no one leaves Storybrooke is that it is not actually part of the real world at all, but merely a facade, a reflection that makes it look like a normal town from the outside.
I don't think there was much makeup involved, but Regina really seemed much younger in the flashbacks, there was a vibrance to her that we've never seen before.
The little girl really did nail Snow's performance. The same exhale-while-speaking that Snow does. Kid actors, especially on TV, and especially for guest spots, are usually nowhere near that good. I wouldn't be surprised if she's actually related to Ginnifer Goodwin.
I suppose that when he get original Rumplestiltskin fairy tale, with Regina's mom as the Miller's Daughter, there will be some twist where she doesn't thwart Rumple but instead makes some deal for her own benefit.
August as Pinnochio is a theory I'd never considered but it does make a certain sense. But I really think we'd have gotten some sort of hint about that by now, such as showing him look at Gepetto, or going out of his way to avoid him. I'm not sure what was going on with him when they walked down the creek. Obviously he didn't merely twist his foot, it's like being down there hurt him. Could he be a troll? Do they have trouble crossing running water? I can't think of anything else that might, besides vampires (highly unlikely) and sometimes witches. I wonder if his name might be a clue to something. "August" means lordly or honored.
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