Beautiful Things: Once Upon a Time: Is Rumbelle a True Case of Stockholm Syndrome?
Once Upon A Time: 15 Major Problems Fans Don't Want To Admit The romantic relationship between Rumplestiltskin and Belle—known to fans Yet, Rumplestiltskin emotionally abused Belle for far too long to make this a. 'Once Upon a Time's Rumple & Belle 'Ship Needs To Sink I defended Damon and Elena's relationship to any and every Stefena shipper I. Belle chooses to go with Rumpelstiltskin, and her choice is made his emotional problems, and implies heavily that their relationship (or the.
I mean that's not a red flag, thats a siren with flasing lights.
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Plus, he has already killed a woman because she rejected him; you think he won't do the same to Belle? And she knows he could and would do it. He sees Belle as an object for his happy ending, not a person in her own right eg. He also only changed her back from Lacey to Belle because he needed her, not because she deserved her free will.
He has also called her an object 6x Twice in season 6 he restricted her freedom locking her on the Jolly and using the tracking bracelet He was willing to use magic to speed up her pregnancy and no, he does not get points for changing his mind.
You do not get points for not being more abusive than you already are. He has raped her twice s4 final and 5x11, as well as possibly when she was Lacey and sexually assaulted her three times in s4 when he was disguised as Hook and touched her boobs, in s4 when he kissed ehr when she was unconscious and in s2 when she was Lacey and he was kissing her.
And then after raping her say "at least I got one last taste". That should be an immediate deal breaker. Belle is literally in a relationship with her rapist. He makes her dependent on him and tells her she can only be happy with him "You can [condone me], you just have to choose to. And if you do we can have it all.
Belle sneaks into Rumple's study and translates a scroll written in ancient fairy language. This, however, was all part of Rumplestiltskin's plan, as he needed her to translate the text, and he locks her in the library. Belle is horrified by the Black Fairy's treatment of Rumplestiltskin, but nonetheless chides him for stealing a child. The Dark One meets the three women at Demon's Bluff with the gauntlet, and is given no choice but to hand it over when Ursula threatens Belle's life.
Once again, she sees something good in him beneath the beast. As it turns out however, he was only there to steal Rumplestiltskin's dagger, giving him control over the Dark One, and so Belle betrays him to protect Rumple. Belle opens up Rumple's nailed down curtains and even convinces him to share the story of his lost son Dylan Schmid.
The Dark One agrees to tell Belle everything if she returns home from town with straw, this being his subtle way of setting her free, having developed genuine feelings for her. Though Belle plans not to return at first, she runs into the Evil Queen Lana Parrilla on the road and learns that Rumplestiltskin's curse can be broken with a kiss of true love. Realizing that she's in love with the Dark One and that he loves her back, Belle returns and attempts to break his curse, only for it to backfire when Rumplestiltskin learns it was the Queen's idea.
He lashes out at Belle and sends her back to the dungeon, and eventually kicks her out of his castle altogether.
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Belle argues that power won't be enough for Rumple and that he is only doing this because he doesn't believe anyone could truly love him.
Before leaving, she says, "Now, you've made your choice. And you're going to regret it. All you'll have is an empty heart After convincing him to go after his love Amy Ackerhe encourages her to seek out adventure and join a group of men on the hunt for a beast known as the Yaoguai. She does so, but these men ignorantly discredit a woman's ability to hunt and kick her off their wagon, so she sends them in the wrong direction and proceeds to hunt the creature herself. She winds up befriending a warrior named Mulan Jamie Chungand she is eventually able to track the Yaoguai down.
However, as it turns out, this beast has merely been trying to communicate with them. With the aid of some fairy dust given to her by Dreamy, Belle restores the creature to its true form: Prince Phillip Julian Morris. She's unable to do so, however, when the Evil Queen arrives to take her captive.
Belle vows that the Queen cannot keep her and Rumple apart forever. Belle refuses to aid in his quest, so Hook knocks her unconscious and prepares to kill her, but Regina intervenes as she believes Belle to be a "valuable chess piece". Season 1[ edit ] When the Evil Queen enacts a powerful Dark Curse that puts everyone in the town of Storybrooke, Maine with false memories for the next 28 years, Belle spends that entire span of time locked away in the psychiatric ward beneath the town's hospital.
Unlike the other townspeople, Belle was left a blank slate and set to serve merely as a prisoner in order to keep her away from Rumplestiltskin or, as he's known in Storybrooke, Mr. However, when time starts moving again and Mr. Gold regains his memories of his past life in the Enchanted Forest, he forms a vendetta against Belle's father, believing he drove her to suicide.
Sheriff Emma Swan Jennifer Morrison arrests Gold when he beats Moe French nearly to death, but when behind bars, Regina returns to him the chipped teacup in exchange for confirming to her that he knows the truth about the curse.
She then proceeds to check up on a locked up Belle, who appears absolutely miserable. This includes her alliance with Jeffersonthe Mad Hatter Sebastian Stanwhom she refuses to hold up her end of a deal with after he procured her the poisoned apple she once used on Snow White Ginnifer Goodwin.
Gold, insisting that he will protect her. Belle does so, shocking Gold beyond belief as he spent years believing she was dead. He embraces her with a hug, though she has no memory of him, but he assures her that she soon will.
The two are seen headed towards the town's wishing well when the curse is officially broken. Belle's memories are restored, as she embraces Gold and declares her love for him, which he reciprocates. Gold puts their reunion on a short hold though, as he proceeds to drop a vial of True Love into the well, bringing magic to Storybrooke.
Upon learning that Regina had locked Belle up for 28 years, he summons a Wraith to kill the Queen. A disappointed Belle temporarily leaves him. She soon returns though, deciding she can't give up on him just yet, and they continue to pursue a relationship.
This makes her both upset with him and Rumple, who she's learned is continuing to practice dark magic. Though she cuts ties with both of them, she eventually gives Rumple another chance upon realizing that he's attempting to change, giving her the town's library and setting her up with the apartment above it.
They agree to then go out and get a hamburger, as Belle has never had one before. Belle stands by Ruby and insists that she is not the monster many believe her to be, as Belle sees the goodness in her heart. However, interruptions occur frequently as the town panics due to the arrival of Regina's mother, Cora Barbara Hersheywho has become a new threat to them all. Rumple appears and beats Hook to Belle's horror, as she begs him to show her that her faith in him is justified.
After Rumple spares Hook's life and prepares to leave town, Hook shoots Belle in an attempt at revenge. This sends her tumbling across the town line, causing her to lose her memory, just as an outsider drives into Storybrooke. Rumple attempts to get through to Belle by showing her the chipped teacup, a remnant of their life together, but a scared and confused Belle throws and smashes the cup.♡Rumpelstiltskin & Belle♡ All Of Me
When Belle recalls Rumple healing her wound with magic, as well as creating a fireball to throw at Hook, Ruby acts as though Belle isn't making any sense. Belle knows what she saw though, sending her into a frenzy, prompting a nurse sedating her. She later learns that she isn't alone in her belief, for she is approached by Greg Mendell Ethan Embrywho reveals that he saw the same thing at the town line.
Gold Robert Carlyle gets to know Lacey, Belle's alter-ego. With Regina and Cora now conspiring together, Regina visits Belle in the hospital in an attempt to learn where Rumple's Dark One dagger is located. Their happiness does not last though, as Regina magically instills a new persona in Belle - a party girl with loose morals by the name of Lacey - who Rumple soon finds at the local bar, after being discharged from the hospital.
The two don't initially click, but Rumple is soon able to make it work when he discovers that Lacey is attracted to his dark side. Lacey soon learns that Rumple has magic, as well as the ability to grant her eternal youth. She reacts positively and suggests Rumple do what he must to preserve their future, oblivious to the fact that it means killing his grandson, Henry Mills Jared S.
She embraces Rumple as they prepare to die, but the town is soon saved, and Rumple must leave on a new quest to save Henry from Neverland. He leaves Belle behind with a protection spell to cast over the town. As he's fated to die on this mission, he expects this to be their final goodbye, but Belle promises that she'll see him again. Rumplestilskin encounters a form of Belle frequently in Neverland as an illusion to act as a crutch to his cowardliness;  she is later revealed as his father Peter Pan's shadow in disguise.
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Belle and Rumple are reunited when the group returns to Storybrooke after retrieving Henry, though Gold soon sacrifices himself to destroy his father and save Belle and the others. Belle breaks down, believing Rumple to be gone forever. Despite Rumple's heroic act, Pan's curse remains and Belle, along with the other inhabitants of Storybrooke, are sent back to their original worlds.
Despite Belle's warnings of the price of magic, Neal ignores the possible repercussions and unlocks the vault, resurrecting Rumplestiltskin but sacrificing his own life in the process. Rumple absorbs Neal's body and consciousness into himself before Neal can die, however, and the Wicked Witch of the West obtains Rumple's dagger.
Belle returns to Snow and Charming's castle, informing them of Rumple's resurrection. Months later, the heroes sneak into Rumple's Dark Castle, where he is being held prisoner by Zelena, the Wicked Witch. Belle is able to temporarily get through to Rumple, who is being driven mad by the multiple voices in his head, and he tells her that Zelena's weakness is light magic.
Belle is returned to Storybrooke with no memories of the previous year when Snow and Charming enact the Dark Curse to stop Zelena from taking their baby. In Storybrooke, Emma separates Neal from Rumple's body in order to learn the identity of the Wicked Witch, and Neal dies shortly after.
Belle mourns Neal's death with the rest of the town and eventually deduces Zelena's plan to change the past. She also discovers once again that Zelena is in possession of the Dark One's dagger and is keeping Rumple captive and under her control.
Belle attempts to get through to Rumple and help him break free of the dagger's control, but Zelena stops her before she can. Belle's memories of the missing year are returned along with everyone else's when Regina breaks the new curse.
Upon Regina's defeat of Zelena, Mr. Gold proposes to Belle after entrusting her with his dagger though unbeknownst to her, it is a replica and the two are married at the wishing well. Season 4[ edit ] Belle and Rumple share a blissful honeymoon in the Sorcerer's mansion, where Rumple discovers the Sorcerer's Hat.
With Rumple's help, Belle discovers the Snow Queen's lair and is taunted by her reflection in the Snow Queen's magic mirror, causing her to question her faith in Rumple and their relationship. She quickly sets these doubts aside, however. Belle eventually learns of Rumple's deception, tearfully banishing her husband from the town with the power of the real dagger before he is able to kill Hook.
While Gold is gone, Belle and Hook form a kind of friendship as they work together to find a way to free the fairies from the Sorcerer's Hat. Gold manages to return to Storybrooke with Ursula and Cruella de Vil, only to find Belle involved in a romantic relationship with Will Scarlet.
In an attempt to threaten Gold, who is now working with the Queens of Darkness, Regina steals Belle's heart. Gold and Will work together to get it back, and Gold returns the heart to Belle and apologizes once again for his actions, telling Will that it is now his job to protect Belle's heart. In the alternate reality temporarily created by The Author, Belle and Rumple are living happily together with a child of their own. When Henry undoes The Author's actions and returns everyone to reality, Belle tells Gold that they could have truly had that happiness if not for his actions.
As Gold's condition worsens, and he is consumed by the Dark One's powers, Belle confesses to him that she does not love Will and vows not to let him die alone. The Sorcerer's Apprentice removes the darkness from Gold's heart, though he remains in a comatose state whilst the darkness is taken in by Emma Swan. Season 5[ edit ] With the other residents of Storybrooke, Belle travels to the Enchanted Forest, taking Emma to Camelot in order to find Merlin and remove the Dark One's power from within her.
However, weeks later, they return to Storybrooke with missing memories as to how they failed. During her time in Camelot, Belle's growing knowledge of spells helped to free Lancelot and Merida from King Arthur's prison.