In one of the strangest stories the show's told, Snow and Charming cursed Maleficent's dragon egg to darkness to keep it from their baby. Maleficent vowed revenge after her baby fell into a portal. That baby grew up to be Lily, a onetime friend of Emma's. The savior brought Lily to Storybrooke, giving Maleficent a chance with her daughter.
After declaring his love for Emma, an injured Neal fell through a portal to the Enchanted Forest. Once he learned Henry had been kidnapped, he found a way to Neverland. Not only did he reunite with his son, he started the path toward peace with his father.
Soulmate status didn't stop Robin from doing the right thing and leaving Storybrooke with his family. A heartbroken Regina understood why he had to leave. But once they discovered Marian was really Zelena in disguise, the couple reunited. Sadly, Robin died saving Regina the following season.
Snow and Charming weren't the only ones who said goodbye to their child when the Dark Curse ravaged the Enchanted Forest. Marco hid his son in the wardrobe with Emma. After a trying existence as August, a spell returned him to his younger form.
Frozen fever swept into Storybrooke when Emma and Killian accidentally transported an imprisoned Elsa to Storybrooke. The queen was on a mission to save her sister. With some help from the savior, the sisters were reunited in a beautiful moment.
When Pan's curse threatened to destroy all of their lives, Regina made the ultimate sacrifice. She undid her original curse, which wiped Storybrooke off the map. That meant saying goodbye to her son. Thankfully, the separation only lasted a year. Still enough time to break our hearts.
The first time we met the little mermaid, she was missing her voice and her prince thanks to Regina. She fought to get back to her true love. And then they were separated once more when Blackbeard kidnapped him. But a determined Ariel never gave up until they were reunited.
True love always wins. But sometimes it has to fight against curses, memory loss, and a trip to the Underworld. We're partial to the first time the two were separated, and Killian traded his ship for a magic bean to New York City. He managed to convince the skeptical savior to trust him enough to take a memory potion.
We've lost count of how many times these two have been separated, either by choice, curse, or terrible luck. Belle's been held hostage in a mental hospital, Rumple's died, ventured to Neverland, and been kidnapped by the Wicked Witch. And that was just in the first three seasons!
Henry's the glue that holds everyone together. And we're not just saying that because he has so many relatives. At the end of Season 2, Henry was kidnapped and taken to Neverland. His family banded together for the first time to rescue him from Peter Pan. Who turned out to be his great-grandfather.
Shortly after the original Dark Curse broke, Emma and Snow were transported to the Enchanted Forest. David stepped up to lead the town and take care of Henry as they searched for a way to reunite their family.