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Maleficent has always been one of my favorite Disney bad-gals. She can turn into a dragon! What’s to not like? Plus, that head-dress of hers is just classic. So I’ve been looking forward to this character’s return in the fairy tale drama, Once Upon A Time.

The season has just begun, but already I can tell Maleficent will be a major focus. Not only does she have past entanglements with Snow White and Charming, but evidently Maleficent and Regina (a.k.a. Snow White”s nemesis, the Evil Queen) once had a close friendship.

In the most recent episode, we saw how Regina, then a bitter teenager, idolized Maleficent’s dragon powers. Rumplestilkskin, in his jealousy, transported Regina to Maleficent’s castle, where Regina found Maleficent shattered by the failure of her curse against Briar Rose. Though disappointed, Regina succeeded in rekindling Maleficent’s flame and restoring her powers.

Hints in past episodes are that the two women had a rocky relationship. Regina ultimately imprisoned Maleficent in dragon form to guard a powerful artifact, while Maleficent had secretly offered to help Snow White overcome Regina’s curse before it was even cast. For his part, Rumple had also recruited the Queens of Darkness — Maleficent, Ursula (the sea witch from Little Mermaid) and Cruella deVille of 101 Dalmations — for his schemes, only to turn against them later.

But alliances shift, and now a consortium of villains is hunting down the Author. They include Regina, Rumple, and the Queens of Darkness. Their plan is to force the Author to write them all happy endings.

I missed the first season, where Maleficent battled Emma (daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming) and lost. This time, by darn, I’m not going to miss it! I’ll follow up in a few episodes to let you know how my favorite Dragon Lady is doing.

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