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Cora’s Backstory Part Two
Cora showed the king her newly learned talent, and became engaged to Prince Henry. She and Rumpel continued their affair, and even altered the original deal so Cora would bear Rumpel his own first-born child.
The day before Cora’s wedding to Prince Henry, Rumpel and Cora had a conversation about love. They agreed to run off together, but Cora wanted revenge against King Xavier first. She desired nothing more than to rip his heart out of his chest and crush it.
Cora visited the king to rip his heart out, but he had a few choice words for her instead. He knew she was going to run off with Rumpel, and warned her love was weakness. It is a weakness far too petty for such a strong woman like Cora. The scene soon cut away, and Cora was shown leaving the room with a heart in a box.
Cora met with Rumpel with the heart in tow. Almost immediately, he knew something was amiss with Cora. Cora agreed, and told Rumple she could not go with him. It turns out, she didn’t remove the king’s heart, she removed her own. She felt she had to do it, in order to get what she truly wanted. Rumple became infuriated, but remembered their contract. He could get his revenge by taking her baby. However, The Dark One forgot they altered the contract to state Rumple would get his own first-born child by Cora. Cora married Prince Henry, and the rest is history. Cora-1, Rumpelstiltskin 0.