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Recently, we reported on two new characters who are coming to Storybrooke in Season 2, Episode 7. One of those characters is Quinn, a “warlock” with magical powers who is disowned by his parents because they’re scared of his magical abilities. He’s taken in by a woman named Anita, whose family doesn’t speak to her for the same reason. Eventually, they will find a group of people who believe their powers are good, not bad.
On September 20, super-hot actor Ben Hollingsworth tweeted, “Very happy to announce I will be guest starring on ABC's Once Upon a Time as Quinn. Great show! Terrific actors! Storybrooke here I come!”
Earlier, we theorized that Quinn could actually be Merlin, the legendary wizard from the Arthurian tale. Merlin’s parents were said to be a normal, human mother and an incubus for a father, which is where he got his supernatural abilities. Merlin served as a king’s advisor, and in many versions of the story is linked to the Lady of the Lake.
Because of the title of Season 2, Episode 3: “Lady of the Lake,” we’re wondering if Ben’s character will play into whatever happens in that episode. Then again, Quinn may be from another fairy tale altogether.