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Once Upon a Time: Prince Charming/David

Updated on January 10, 2014
Josh Dallas plays a dual role in ABC's  'Once Upon a Time.'
Josh Dallas plays a dual role in ABC's 'Once Upon a Time.' | Source

Charming vs. David Nolan

In Once Upon a Time , Prince Charming is as gallant and handsome as ever. As in most fairy tales, he fights off villains with a gleaming sword and saves his true love with a gentle kiss. Similarities quickly end there, as the characters began to vary from the familiar storybook tale of Snow White. The Evil Queen decides to crash their wedding. With a few choice words, "You've made your vows. Now I'll make mine," the cruel queen announces their impending doom.

Soon, all the characters from the magical world of 'happily ever after' are unkowingly transported to a strange world of reality in a small town called Storybrooke. Instead of a prince full of strength and vitality, Charming's alter ego seems weak and helpless: David Nolan is a coma patient that finally awakens and begins to fall in love with Snow White's alter ego, Mary Margaret. The only problem is that he's already married. Mary and David don't let this stop them as their bond continues to grow. They draw closer without knowing that they have already pledged their love to each other in a different life.

Prince Charming makes Snow White swoon with his romantic promise of "I will always find you."

Prince Charming
Prince Charming | Source

David attempts to do what is right by staying with his wife, Kathryn. Eventually, his feelings win over his conscience, so he pursues Mary Margaret instead.

David Nolan
David Nolan

Season 2

What will happen to Charming/David in this season? Now that magic has entered Storybrooke, will he once more take on the role of a daring prince? Will the lessons he has learned in both worlds help him to defeat the Evil Queen/Regina? Hopefully, these questions and more will be answered this season.

Josh Dallas on Season 2


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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Robin Oatley: I agree; I liked Prince Charming more than David. Me too. I can't wait for the next season! Thanks for reading. :)

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      Robin Oatley 5 years ago

      Hi Erin,

      I've never been a real fan of the character. He was so indecisive and by that he left both Mary-Margaret and his wife Kathryn (in what was an arranged marriage without real love from either one of them) in a very complicated situation. And then Kathryn disappeared and everyone just assumed that Mary-Margaret had killed her..

      Either way, I'm really looking forward to season 2!

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      Mhatter99: Thanks! I definitely understand that. Most of the time, I watch tv shows online, so I can pause them. My attention span isn't very long sometimes. I'm sure you were a dashing, sword-wielding 'prince'. Thanks for your comment.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Good review. Unfortunately I cannot watch TV more than 7 minute. But as a "Prince Charming" you should have seen me as a college fencer (picture is available).

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      Erin Bower 5 years ago from Georgia

      North Wind: You should probably check it out. It's very interesting. You can watch some of the episodes for free at Yes, that wasn't my favorite part either, but I believe he learned his lesson. Thanks for commenting!

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      North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

      I never watched the series, EBOWER, but I hear a lot of people talking about it. The way you write makes it sound so interesting but I do not know if I would go for the part where he left his wife for her. Those things just do not sit well with me.