To the question title, yes. Regina retains all her memories.
To the question in the body, no, her memories aren't hazy. Regina is the one who cast the curse; from her point of view, she should be the only one who knows their true identity.
Due to Mr. Gold's actions in previous episodes, Regina had become suspicious that he might actually know who he ...
Possibly because "Cinderella" was a mean-spirited nickname given by her stepsisters, and others, especially friends, wouldn't be so cruel. The stepsisters called her that because she was forced to sleep in the cinders by the fireplace, leaving her dirty. "Cinderella" meant something like "little cinder girl".
It's not clear what Cinderella's real name is ...
The biggest reason is revealed in episode 10 of season 2, The Cricket Game :
Snow White is roaming the execution site at night when she meets
Rumplestiltskin. Inquiring as to why he is there, he replies that he
has been disappointed by the lack of an execution. Snow White says
that she will not apologize for sparing the queen's life.
Rumplestiltskin says ...
I don't think its necessary. Unless I'm mistaken there's only one character, "The Knave Of Hearts", who crossed over to Once Upon A Time and they've never mentioned Alice. Although I'd recommend watching Wonderland, I found it really good.
From the episode "Going Home" (3x11):
Leroy: It's here!! The curse, it's here! It's coming from all sides!
There's no escape.
(Neal hugs a worries Henry.)
David: It's not too late. We can still stop it, right? Regina?
Regina: Yes. Yes.
Emma: W-what's the price? Gold said there is a price. What is our price?
Regina: (Turns around to face the ...
Mary Margaret became Mayor in the episode "White Out", the 2nd episode of Season 4.
A blackout strikes the town. David and Emma investigate the issue at
the border as Mary Margaret stays home. Unexpectedly, Granny, Happy
and Leroy persuade her into fixing the power issue. She balks, as this
is a task for the mayor, but they believe Regina no longer ...
Once Upon A Time took a spin on western literary classics and folklore, but also, in many cases, referencing Disney's animated works, which are also adaptations in and of themselves. Disney owns ABC, which was the network of Once Upon A Time.
Once Upon A Time is an American fantasy drama television series
on ABC which debuted on October 23, 2011, and ...
Short answer: Power.
The whole reason Rumple/Gold became what he did was because he wanted to be in control- powerful and fearless, not like the coward he once was.
However, in acquiring that power he also bound himself to the dagger, which means anyone with that dagger controls him- as long as they hold the dagger, Gold is forced to obey their command, ...
No, the main story arcs of OUaT and OUaTiW are completely independent of each other.
But you might want to watch Frozen (not that I have). I can only assume it lends some character development to these new characters, who seem to have been just dropped in on us. I find the back-story that's given to us in the TV show, lacking.
Side note: you should watch ...
The version of events in Once Upon A Time is not exactly like any other canon film or movie; even the events that were borrowed from Frozen are only canon within the Once Upon A Time show. (In other words, Frozen 2 won't need to keep faithful to any of what happened in Storybrooke). They were more faithful to Frozen than the other fairy tales, but mostly for ...
Kathryn's Enchanted Forest counterpart, Abigail, is the daughter of King Midas. Although there is no character named Ajax in the King Midas myth (which is honestly pretty low on detail), Ajax was a character from another Greek myth. In the Iliad, Ajax was a particularly strong and courageous fighter. So, pretty good name for Greek character's dog!
As we can see from the below example, there is no penalty (besides possibly drawing Rumple's ire) for breaking a deal - the deals that Rumple makes are usually to fullfil the other person's desires, while benefiting Rumple in the long run:
Anna's deal with Rumple for information on her parents (Season 4) - Rumple asks her to tip the 'poison' into the Wizard'...
No I don't think that it is. Although there is no documentation as to whether or not it "borrowed" any idea from that episode if you come to think about it then you will see that the storyline of Bedtime Stories is pretty common.
There are a lot of times similar plots in movies, series and literature about little girls creating their own fantasy worlds and ...