On “Once Upon a Time” Being the Same Exact Show as “Lost”

With the crazy cliffhanger Once Upon a Time left us with after the winter finale, I’ve been thinking a lot about it. Without giving too much away for those who haven’t watched, someone very important and very near to our hearts dies, and the complete course of the story changes as drastic situations arise.500px-Once_Upon_A_Time_logo.svg

It got me thinking of another show who’s season three finale brought around the same results.

Has anyone else realized that Once Upon a Time is almost exactly the same as Lost? Both are great shows, but one seems to have taken a lot from the other. In fact, almost every major plot point in Once Upon a Time has a parallel plot point in Lost. 

With out going through both of the series, bit by bit, I’m going to prove to you that Lost and Once Upon a Time are the same exact show.

Here’s a list of fifteen things both these shows have:

(There are some massive spoilers for both Once Upon a Time and Lost).

1. A place where all the characters are stuck indefinitely.

The Island.

The Island.

 

The characters in "Once Upon a Time" are stuck in Storybrooke, Main with no recollection of their past fairytale lives.

The characters in “Once Upon a Time” are stuck in Storybrooke, Main with no recollection of their past fairytale lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2. Flashbacks to past lives that give us more insight about the characters.

3. A child who seems to have some special importance to the fate of all the characters.

Walt

Walt

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Henry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Hurley.

Anton the Giant, better known as Hugo Reyes.

Anton the Giant, better known as Hugo Reyes.

5. A fail-safe at the center of the show’s setting that drastically changes the course of things.

6. A conniving mastermind who has organized a group of inhabitants on an island and conned them into thinking he’s their fearless leader.

Benjamin Linus, the leader of The Others.

Benjamin Linus, the leader of The Others.

 

Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys.

Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. That same conniving mastermind kidnapping a child.

8. That same conniving mastermind having a death sentence and tricking an innocent character into saving his life.

9. Characters who live forever.

(See Peter Pan above.)

Jacob grants Richard the ability (curse?) to live forever.

Jacob grants Richard the ability (curse?) to live forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. An evil character that tricks everyone by going into a good character’s body.

(See Peter Pan above – really killing several birds with one Peter Pan.”

You're not fooling anyone, Smoke Monster.

You’re not fooling anyone, Smoke Monster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. A lot of characters with daddy issues.

12. A dude with eyeliner.

Richard Alpert

Okay, maybe he’s not wearing eyeliner, but he sure looks like it.

Captain Hook pulls it off.

Captain Hook pulls it off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. Character’s memories doing funky things when they go beyond the barrier of the place they are trapped.

14. A character that struggles with being a coward and whose death is a form of sacrificial redemption at the end of season three.

Not Penny's Boat.

Not Penny’s Boat.

Rumpelstiltskin killing Peter Pan and himself in the process.

Rumpelstiltskin killing Peter Pan and himself in the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AND…

15. Emilie de Ravin is in love with both of the characters above.

Charlie and Claire adorably eating peanut butter.

Charlie and Claire adorably eating peanut butter.

Rumpelstiltskin and Belle.
Rumpelstiltskin and Belle.

 

 

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