We didn't need spoilers to tell us that the new Once Upon a Time Season 3 baddie, the Wicked Witch of the West, will have some sort of connection to the cast. After all, the show has basically never introduced a new character who doesn't have some sort of ties to the characters we already know.

What exactly are those ties going to be? New clues from showrunners Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis help paint a slightly more specific picture of Storybrooke's newest foe.

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In a spoiler-ific lightning round with TV Guide Adam and Eddy recently spilled a number of details about the Wicked Witch.

According to the show's head honchos, the Wicked Witch is connected to not only Regina, who we knew had a past with her, but "other characters as well." Even more telling, we will "absolutely" learn who her parents are.

Although the showrunners wouldn't say one way or the other if the Wicked Witch is related to any of the characters on the show, the fact that we'll learn more about her parents suggests to us that they are important. If they're not characters we already know, our guess is that they are related in some way, whether by blood or otherwise.

What do you make of these hints about the new baddie? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: TV Guide

Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, March 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.