Playing the hero means that Rumpelstiltskin gets a whole new outfit. Here he's rockin the leather, including the pants. Between that and the sword, he's looking pretty good as a hero.
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Did you ever think you'd see Rumpelstiltskin as a hero? It appears he and the Author have turned the tables in the Once Upon a Time season 4 finale.
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We all know that Gold will do absolutely anything to ensure he finally gets his happy ending, even if it means destroying someone else's.
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Unfortunately, despite Emma's best efforts, it appears that Mr. Gold has found the author first.
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What will happen when Hook reveals to Emma that Gold's plan to find his own happy ending entails filling her heart with darkness?
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Will Gold, Cruella and Maleficent catch on that Regina is leading them away from Henry and the possibility of finding the author.
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When Henry makes a breakthrough in the search for the author, Regina does everything she can to send the villains on a wild good chase.
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Mr Gold has been banished from Storybrooke but we don't expect to see him curling up and licking his wounds any time soon.
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Once Upon a Time Quotes

True love isn't easy but it must be fought for because once you find it, it can never be replaced.

Prince Charming

When I win your heart Emma, and I will win it. It won't be because of any trickery. It will be because you want me.

Hook