Prince Charming escaped The Queen's dungeon, but she magically transported him to the Infinite Forest. There, he met and dueled Rumplestiltskin. When the fight was over, Rumple offered Charming a deal: he would help him rescue Snow White in exchange for forcing a beast to swallow a case containing a potion of True Love. Charming agreed and faced the sorceress Maleficent in her dragon form at the Forbidden Fortress. He was able to cram the case down her gullet and escape with his life, so Rumplestiltskin lived up to his end of the deal. Prince Charming awoke Snow White with True Love's Kiss and they were soon married and pregnant with a baby girl. When The Evil Queen vowed to enact a Dark Curse that would steal everyone's happiness, Charming, Snow and their friends crafted a plan to create a magic vessel that could protect one person from the Queen's spell. The plan was for the pregnant Snow White to be saved, but when she gave birth to Emma early, Prince Charming and Snow White had no choice but to send Emma alone. Charming fought valiantly against many of The Queen's soldiers to safely get his newborn daughter into the magic wardrobe, but he was injured in the attempt. His true love held him as The Queen and her Curse arrived, changing their fates forever.