Beautiful Things: Once Upon a Time: Is Rumbelle a True Case of Stockholm Syndrome?
But yes, RumBelle is probably the most toxic (romantic) relationship on the whole show. Even looking in Skin Deep, he kept her as a slave, made her sleep in a. This is a great text I found about Rumple and Belle man and a woman Now Belle is being honest about her feelings and Rumpelstiltskin's. When it comes to relationships on Once Upon a Time, it goes without saying that Rumple and Belle have one of the biggest fanbases. Not only.
He doesn't see her or any woman as equal to him. When she tried to act like his equal she was manhandled 1x12 or stomped into dirt Lacey. He lied about what happened to Milah- he said "she died" he didn't tell her she killed him because she didn't love him. I mean that's not a red flag, thats a siren with flasing lights. 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. 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. 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.the FULL story of Rumplestiltskin & Belle (1x12 - 6x22)
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. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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. Belle subsequently helped Merida of Dunbroch win back her kingdom and save her three brothers from the other clans. In Storybrooke, Dark Emma awakens Rumple from his coma. Emma then steals Merida's heart and commands her to kill Belle in hopes that it will inspire Rumple to become a hero.
Rumple insists that he and Belle leave town, but she refuses to run away from her life and the people she cares about. Dark Emma transforms Merida into a bear that chases Belle through the woods until the bear is stopped by Rumple, who feeds it anti-transformation powder in order to revert Merida to human form. Belle witnesses Rumple embrace his newfound heroism and remove Excalibur from its stone. After everyone's memory is restored and Rumple heroically faces Dark Hook, Rumple tells Belle that he is ready to finally be the man she deserves.
Belle declines his offer to rekindle their relationship, stating that she has spent too long trying to heal his heart and that she has lost track of her own in the process.
Upon the arrival of all previous Dark Ones in Storybrooke, Rumple sends Belle out of town so that she may escape the immediate threat and finally see the world as she has always wanted to. Belle accepts the offer and leaves, but returns once the threat is vanquished and tells Rumple that she wants to be with him because he has proven to be truly selfless, though she is unaware that Rumple has now reclaimed the powers of the Dark One. Belle and Rumple work together to protect their unborn child.
Belle remains in Storybrooke when Rumple travels with Emma to the Underworld to rescue Hook, but is unaware that she is pregnant with their first child although it is Rumple's second born child.
It is revealed that, many years ago, Rumple promised his second born child to a healer back in the Enchanted Forest in exchange for saving young Baelfire's life. Now the healer has died and signed the contract over to Hades, whom the baby is now owed to. After she is sent through a portal along with Zelena and her daughter, Belle learns the truth from Gold about his reacquired powers and her pregnancy as well as the contract, putting her life and that of their unborn child in jeopardy once again.
Belle is horrified by Rumple's embracing of his inner darkness, but agrees to work with him to save their child from Hades.
After confronting Gold about his murder of Gaston decades earlier, Belle intends to help Gaston move on from the Underworld, only to learn that Gaston blames her for his death. In an attempt to rescue Rumplestiltskin, Belle inadvertently pushes Gaston into the River of Lost Souls, damning him to eternal torment.
Consumed with guilt over what she did to Gaston and fearing for her child's safety, Belle places herself under a sleeping curse given to her by Zelena, believing it will give Gold enough time to save their child from Hades. Before falling under, Belle makes Gold promise to return her to her father. Gold attempts to wake Belle with True Love's Kiss and fails, for Belle has begun losing faith in him again.
To keep her and his unborn child safe, Rumple places Belle inside of Pandora's Box. In the season five finale, Pandora's Box is stolen by Mr.
Hyde from the Land of Untold Stories. Hyde agrees to return the box containing Belle to Gold if he allows Hyde to conquer Storybrooke, a deal which Gold readily accepts.
Season 6[ edit ] Belle remains in her self-induced sleeping curse in Pandora's Box. Rumple enters her dreamworld to try to wake her, but fails in doing so.
Her unborn son wakes her instead, and she once again rejects Rumple's offer to make a home together. As she seeks a new place to stay, Hook offers for Belle to stay on the Jolly Roger in repentance for attacking her in the past. Belle forgives him and accepts, recognizing that Hook is a changed man.
After making a deal with Gold, David delivers a cassette tape to Belle which plays a Scottish lullaby recorded by Rumple for their son. Soon after, Rumple casts a spell forbidding Belle to leave the boat due to a serious threat from Mr. However, the spell puts her in danger when she cannot flee from the true threat, Dr.
This further deteriorates Belle and Rumple's relationship, as she insists she does not need his protection and Rumple argues that she will come back to him when she needs him. When Zelena notifies Belle of Rumple's relationship with the Evil Queen Regina's newly-separated "evil half" and his plans to use the Shears of Destiny on their son to keep him from growing to hate Rumple, Belle confronts him.
She tells him to stop trying to take their son's love, but to be worthy of it instead. Belle briefly forges an alliance with Zelena in order to escape Storybrooke, but Rumple stops them before she can.
She gives her son to the Blue Fairy, fearing Rumple will try to take the child as he previously threatened. Gideon is taken to the Dark Realm where he grows up very quickly and develops an immoral persona.
Rumple apologizes for his villainous actions and tells Belle that they need to start trusting each other in order to save their son. In the mid-season finale, an adult Gideon arrives in Storybrooke and is shown confronting his mother and father in Gold's shop. Belle and Rumple finally get their "happy beginning".
Gideon explains to his parents that he has arrived in Storybrooke to kill the Savior and take her powers for himself in order to defeat the Black Fairy and free the Dark Realm. Belle agrees to work with Rumple in order to save their son from the darkness growing inside of him and to prevent the looming "war" in Storybrooke. Rumple and Belle later learn that Gideon has been under the control of the Black Fairy, who has stolen his heart.
After Rumple secretly forges an alliance with his mother in order to retrieve Gideon's heart, he returns the heart and Gideon happily reunites with his parents. The Black Fairy then casts her curse to begin the Final Battle, which separates Belle from her husband and son and turns her into a recluse and a hermit, afraid to leave the confines of her home. This is in direct contrast to Belle's true nature and love of travel and adventure.