After falling down the rabbit hole, Alice enters the garden, where three playing card gardeners 2, 5, and 7 of Spades are frantically painting white roses red. When Alice questions this activity, they explain that they have planted the wrong color of rosebush, and must paint the white roses to hide their mistake from the Queen. The gardeners advise Alice to prostrate herself on the ground to avoid being confronted by the Queen of Hearts, but she ignores this advice and looks the Queen in the eye.
When the Queen arrives and asks Alice who is lying on the ground the backs of all playing cards look alikeAlice tells her that she does not know. The Queen becomes frustrated and commands that Alice's head be severed, but the King reminds her that Alice is only a child, and Alice's head is spared. The queen of hearts is like the Raven in the book "Fatty Legs. One of the Queen's hobbies, besides ordering executions—is Wonderland croquet, where the balls are live hedgehogs and the mallets are flamingos.
Alice observes that the game is complicated by the fact that the flamingo mallets keep looking back up at the players, and the hedgehogs scuttle away without waiting to be hit. The Queen's soldiers act as the arches or hoops on the croquet grounds, but have to leave off being arches every time the Queen orders an execution to drag away the victim.
By the end of the Queen Of Hearts in the story, the only players that remain are the Queen herself, the King, and Alice, the jabberwocky will kill all whom way come. Despite the frequency of death sentences, few people are actually beheaded.
The Knave of Hearts then steals all of them. The King of Hearts the husband of the Queen of Hearts calls for the tarts and beats the Knave harshly. So the Knave returns them and pledges to not steal again. The other stanzas published with it deal with nothing besides the domestic arrangements of the other three suits: "The Queen Of Hearts of Spades" flirts with the maids, so the Queen of Spades has them beaten and drives them out.
She relents when the Knave appeals to her on their behalf. She shrinks him in size, puts him in a box, and seals him in one of her vaults. As he is her husband, he is, presumably, not harmed in any other way. Regina, determined to get her father back, enlisted the help of a magician, Jeffersonand took Henry back. However, as only two people could leave Wonderland through the Looking Glass, she concealed the information about her father from Jefferson, who ended up being left behind.
The Queen of Hearts' guards captured Jefferson and brought him to her. The Queen interrogates him on how he got to Wonderland, and he refuses to answer her. As a result, she orders his head to be cut off. Jefferson panics at the loss of his body and tells her the truth.
The Queen tells him thought her knave that in order to get out of Wonderland, he must make another hat of magic that will allow him to do so. He is imprisoned in a room filled with hat-making materials, and that is where he becomes the Mad Hatter. He arrives in Wonderland with a dead body in tow and is brought before the Queen of Hearts.
She asks through the Knave of Hearts why Hook is there, and Hook tells her that he is seeking a woman who goes by the name Cora in a native land. She lowers her mask to reveal that she is, in fact, Cora, and immediately dismisses the Knave and the Courtiers so that she can speak with Hook in private. She asks why Hook is here, descending her throne, and Hook lunges forward and plunges his hook into her chest to take her heart.
But he is stunned to find that there is no heart there. Cora throws back her head and laughs and states that she is the Queen of Hearts, and she would be a fool to keep her heart where everyone else does, and so easily accessed.
She then plunges her hand into Hook's chest, and grabs his heart, forcing him to tell her that he was sent by Regina to kill her. Rather than rip out his heart, Cora leaves it and goes back to sit upon her throne.
Cora instead allies with Hook, traveling to an island, casting a barrier to protect them from the curse, frozen in time for 28 years. Cora learns that Regina and her adoptive son Henry are in Storybrooke and retrieves a magical bean, following the two back to Storybrooke with Hook.
Once she and Hook travel to the town, they part ways, and Cora frames Regina for the murder of Archie Hopper, turning Regina into her ally when everyone turns against her. Gold and kill their enemies, but after Cora learns that Rumplestiltskin is dying, she chooses to kill him and transfer the Dark One's powers to herself instead. While she proceeds to do this, Regina returns her heart which has been poisoned by Mary Margaret, with the same candle that Cora poisoned Snow's mother with.
Upon repossessing her heart, she admits that she loves Regina until she dies in her daughter's arms. Cora is later summoned from the Underworld by Regina and Snow White to find out their parent's dark past involving Zelena. She possesses Mary Margaret and gives her a vision of her past involving the situations surrounding her abandoning Zelena.
She also shows Snow her mother's cruel and vindictive nature that Cora constantly had to endure in all of their encounters. She returns in the second half of the fifth season in the episode " Souls of the Departed ", when the heroes travel to the Underworld. Originally, she does everything she can to make Regina leave the Underworld even trying to send her father Queen Of Hearts a place of eternal suffering. When this fails, it is revealed that she made a deal with Hades and because she did not succeed he makes a miller's daughter once again and she is forced to work for him for all eternity.
She is later rescued by the heroes in order to stop Hades. It is then revealed that she had both of her daughters meet each other during their childhood years, but she took away their memories because Zelena would have interfered with Regina becoming the next queen and sends the former back to Oz. When her daughters are fighting Cora restores their memories and apologizes for how she raised both of them and for also abandoning Zelena.
With Cora making everything right, she is able to go on to a better place in the afterlife. After receiving an invitation to the upcoming wedding of the Red King, she shows up at the royal castle to greet the soon-to-be Red Queen, Anastasia.
As they casually talk, Cora manifests vases of roses hall, despite that she knows the Red King dislikes magic since he believes it separates them from their subjects. Seeing Anastasia's likeness to herself, as Cora came from humble beginnings as well, she offers to teach her magic without the Red King's knowledge.
Anastasia declines, not wishing to start a marriage with a secret, to which Cora departs, or so it appears. She eavesdrops on a conversation Queen Of Hearts future Queen has with a former beau, Will Scarletwho pleads for Anastasia to meet him at their old wagon and run away together. The next morning, Cora sabotages any reconciliation between the two lovers by telling Will that Anastasia decided to marry the Red King. As he expresses a longing hope that his beloved, in time, would've changed her mind and returned to him, she gently pushes him to give up.
Cora consoles him, stating that he helped Anastasia realize her calling as a Queen, and now is the time to move on. When prompted with a request to take out his heart, she warns him of the consequences, but he insists. Once the task is done, she sends him off from the wagon and pockets the heart in a bag.
Later, Cora stops Anastasia from leaving the castle for her sweetheart by giving the girl a glimpse at the wagon where Will is nowhere in sight. She manipulates a heartbroken Anastasia into believing all hope of regaining Will's trust and love is forever lost and that her place is a Queen. Eventually, Cora teaches her how to conjure fire by channeling all the unworthiness she feels like a person into power, to which Anastasia successfully uses magic.
In the American version, she is replaced by Maleficent. The Queen of Hearts also appeared in this game, and she changes Alice's ending by decapitating her head, then placing it at the center of the hedge maze and leaving Alice's headless body which was still as alive as her head at the maze's entrance. During the final battle, she and her card soldiers launch croquet balls of various colors at the player, who had to use the magic storybook to reflect them back.
After having 3 projectiles sent back to her, the queen retreats to her giant topiary in her image, where she fires card suit symbols purple spades, red hearts, yellow diamonds, and green clubs from the topiary's mouth at the player in addition to more croquet balls. After the topiary gets hit Queen Of Hearts times, it loses its head, forcing the dazed Queen of Hearts to surrender. Belgium . Denmark . Germany . Netherlands . South Africa Springbok . US Billboard Hot . US Billboard Adult Contemporary .
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