Unlucky In Love: Our Advice for Emma Swan

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Our favorite TV characters are amazing in so many ways. Great hair, beautiful clothes, even mystical powers. Unfortunately, sometimes not even magic spells success when it comes to love.

Here at TV Fanatic we're doing our best to pinpoint those characters whose love lives seem particularly unlucky and take them under our wing. We've already doled out our sage advice to Olivia Pope of Scandal, Tony DiNozzo of NCIS and Dr. Temperance Brennan of Bones.

Now it's time to wave our magical wand over Emma Swan of Once Upon a Time

Emma Is Stunning

Dear Emma,
What can we say? Has anyone ever been more unlucky than you when it comes to love? After being abandoned by your parents in an enchanted tree trunk, things didn't get much better for you.

Your first love, Neal left you. Yes, August had convinced him he was doing the right thing. That ditching you would help fulfill some magical prophecy but did desitny really require you to be alone, pregnant, and in prison?

When it comes to curses, you need look no farther than your own love life. The moment Sheriff Graham had eyes for you Regina crushed his heart to dust…literally,

Things with August looked interesting but then he left. When he finally returned he was more wood than man and then the Blue Fairy turned him back into a little boy.  Tough break.

The appearance of Captain Hook looked hopeful, until you ditched him on top of a bean stalk with a giant. Not the best way to build trust.

When you and Neal finally crossed paths again he found out you shared an 11 year old son. And you found out Neal had a secretly evil fiancee. Sigh.

When Shakespeare wrote, "the course of true love never did run smooth" I doubt even he could have imagined a love life such as yours. Cursed is truly the only word we can come up with to accurately describe it.  Perhaps you should talk to Rumpelstiltskin or that Blue Fairy about a cleansing spell before you try your hand at love again.

That said, this isn't the time to give up. Although Neal was sucked through an otherworldly portal after declaring his love for you, all hope is not lost. And if that doesn't work out don't forget about that pirate, Hook. There seems to be a heart hidden under that swagger…and a hotness even magic can't hide.

Do not despair dear Emma. Once Upon a Time season 3 is on its way and with a new season comes the opportunity to change your luck in love.

Dear readers: who would YOU pick to win Emma's heart?

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Regina (others) Someone shoud put her in the options :(


other - Regina. I'm sorry but I can't see Emma with anyone else.


Killian Jones :) Definitely.


Other - Regina. I hope in the next poll y'all put up it'll actually have Regina's name because who else is going to be a contender for Emma's heart in the other category? Graham's dead and August is a little boy so it's not like they're going to be options anymore.
I can see the chemistry between Hook and Emma; I just don't enjoy the characterisation of Hook as someone who Emma should be with. Don't even get me started on Neal. I have rage over Swan Thief that's got nothing to do with Hook or Regina biases. That character is severely lazily written.


Other means Regina for me. Swan Queen just makes sense. Having the Evil Queen find true love and happiness with the Savior, the daughter of her enemy, is an epic love story, the perfect ending for a fairytale. Besides, they'd made magic together twice, they share a son, and Emma has been the only one, besides Henry, that believes in her. Still, I won't deny that there has been some sparks between Emma and Hook, and if I had to choose between Captain Swan and Swan Thief, it'd be CS all the way. Emma and Neil are just awful and a completely bad example.


Other = Regina. To me it's the only plausible pairing, the only one that makes any sense. There's too many similarities for it to be just coincidence and honestly, if the writers don't go there? They will have missed a huge opportunity and have left the similarities and parallels there without them making sense.


@Karen You're right. I was merely pointing out that SUBJECTIVELY I didn't see chemistry between Regina and Emma. I don't see it but I didn't say they don't have it. So I also meant that people cannot deny the chemistry between Hook and Emma because there are lots of people who do see it.


Regina and Emma.


@geelightning: Don't you think it's kinda weird that you're saying people can't deny the chemistry between Emma and Hook and if people are saying they don't see the chemistry it's unfair, yet you are denying the chemistry between Emma and Regina that others might very well see? They could easily say that's just as unfair. Chemistry is subjective. There's no right and wrong there and no one can be "forced" to see something they just don't just because others see it.


Can I just say thank you for making this poll a one time voting poll? When websites put up polls where you can vote as many times as you wish it becomes so unfair because people just spam. I'm so glad to see an even fight so to say. That said, Captain Swan all the way. I will go down with this ship. I love the dynamic between these two, the way they challenge and understand each other. Emma, darling, you deserve someone who will fight for you and not abandon you. If anything, Hook is loyal and dedicated. The potential there is so beautiful and I'm very excited to see where they go from here!

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Once Upon a Time Season 2 Episode 22 Quotes

They didn't kill my son. I did. I brought magic to this world to find Bae and now he's dead. Magic always has a price and this is it but I'm prepared to die.

Mr. Gold

Lucky? I'm a prisoner of pirates in a world cursed by magic.