Growing up in the foster care system, Emma moves from family to family.
She begins apologizing for stealing, but he is actually referring to something else, and cautions her against doing things for the right reasons because bad things will happen.
He tells her she will have the chance to pull the sword out of the stone one day, but that she must never do it. Emma, now eleven years old, lives in a group home in Boston.
One day, she and the other children watch as a little girl, Cecilia, leaves in a car for a new home after being adopted.
Swan House Camelot Castle (formerly)Blanchard Loft (formerly)Swan New York Loft (formerly)Swan Boston Apartment (formerly)Tallahassee, Florida (formerly)Phoenix Prison (formerly)Portland, Oregon (formerly)Bill and Katie's House (formerly)Ingrid's House (formerly)Happy Cottage Children's Home (formerly)Boston Group Home (formerly) and briefly as Princess Leia, is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
She débuts in the first episode of the first season of Once Upon a Time.
She is portrayed by starring cast member Jennifer Morrison, guest star Abby Ross and co-star Mckenna Grace, and does not have a counterpart.
Emma is born in the Enchanted Forest, after her mother Snow White gives birth early, while the Evil Queen's curse is engulfing the land.
Because Emma is prophesied by Rumplestiltskin to be the savior who breaks the curse in twenty-eight years, her father Prince Charming fights his way past the Queen's knights to put her into a magic wardrobe, which sends her to a Land Without Magic, where she will grow up and fulfill the her role as savior.
Prior to Emma being placed in the wardrobe, Pinocchio went through it at Geppetto's behest, ending up in the woods outside of Storybrooke, a town created from the curse.