Top 7 Reasons Why We Love the Rumplestiltskin / Captain Hook Feud

By Steve Dove | Aug 20th, 2013

Some people just plain don't like each other. I don't want to encourage fighting or, you know, tearing out people's hearts or cutting off their hands, but you have to admit there's something wickedly awesome about two charismatic people not getting along. And who could be more charismatic than Rumplestiltskin and Captain Hook? Here are the Top 7 Reasons Why We Love the Rumplestiltskin / Captain Hook Feud!

7. They're Both Bad Boys

Sure, they both mostly act out of self-interest, but every once in a while that little glimmer of honor or selflessness or just plain decency comes through and our hearts melt a little bit.

6. They're Doing it For Love


This whole thing started when Rumplestiltskin had his heart broken and he did the same to Hook. There are a lot of worse reasons for a feud.

5. They Will Take it Way Too Far


Both of these guys have done horrible things in the name of hurting each other, from kidnapping—seriously, how many kidnappings has Hook been a part of so far, like a hundred?—to torture to practically enabling a mass murder. That's drama, people!

4. They Can Be Pulled Back From the Brink


Even though they've gone to extreme lengths for their revenge, they can still be reasoned with. If there's hope for Rumplestiltskin, isn't there hope for all of us?

3. They're Both Hot

Once Upon a Time - Captain HookOnce Upon a Time - Rumplestiltskin

Allow me to be superficial here for a minute and just say that a feud between two gorgeous people is automatically a much more entertaining feud.

2. Did I Mention How Far They Take It?


Seriously? Shooting anyone in the back and causing them to lose their memories is bad, but when it's Belle, the most lovable Princess ever, that takes it to another level.

1. They Can Set it Aside...Maybe


Nothing is guaranteed once the motley new crew of the Jolly Roger gets to Neverland, but it seems that Rumplestiltskin and Captain Hook have both set aside their mutual hatred for each other in order to get Henry back. Am I the only one excited to see if any more sparks fly once they get where they're going?


Certainly there are plenty of other feuds on ONCE, but which one is YOUR favorite? Shout it out in the comments!