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Why does Rumpelstiltskin want babies?

Seriously what is he gonna do with all of them?
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i have been wondering the exact same thing. He is such a freak!
dinavidscuitee posted over a year ago
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Lol XD @dinavidscuitee He's not a freak. He's just a difficult man to love.
GhiraLink posted over a year ago
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Does it have anything to do with the loss of his own son Balefire? Maybe he was making trades with the Neverland bad boy Peter Pan. Remember Cora did tell Rumple before she ripped out her own heart, that she was going to give him a baby of his own. Thats what he really wanted. :( but then that whole im ripping my own heart out thing happened, so who knows..
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Jaysee said:
Seeing as how Rumpelstiltskin in the orignal story kept taking valuable possesions from the Queen, he seems to want to take what is most precious to those he makes deals with. He told the Evil Queen in One Upon a Time that in order to have the curse she had to give him the heart of...guess what, what she loved the most. I don't think kids have anything to do with it. He just wants what is most dear to people.
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posted over a year ago 
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But if that were the case, then he'd take the spouses, not the children. Cinderella could have more children, but she only has one prince. Why didn't he ask for her husband, instead of her firstborn?
SeaLaughing posted over a year ago
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Because a mother will ALWAYS choose her children over anyone to protect. They are their own flesh and blood, therefore the most valuable thing to a parent in the whole world.
SMacked_lover posted over a year ago
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I agree with SMached_lover. You can have a dozen children, and each of them would be invaluable. It makes sense Rumple wants kids for bargain.
Popcornfan posted over a year ago
CelestialDream said:
I'm not sure it was ever explained in the fairy tales either.

I might be going out on a limb here but maybe because he's lonely? He's an odd looking imp creature person, I would think that doesn't attract many friends. So asking for peoples kids make sense since children are less judgemental than adults. Also look at what he wanted when he struck a deal with Archie, he seems to want some type of companionship from the looks of it. Or he could just be a weirdo lol, we'll just have to see.
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posted over a year ago 
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Then why doesn't he keep them? He adopts them out...
SeaLaughing posted over a year ago
T_Hi said:
I think some of the other answers are close, but are missing something...

I think he wants children not to keep, but to give away, and not for profit, but as another means of deal-making. To him, it seems, they're just another bargaining "chip", so to speak; after all, there obviously is a market for them, so why not be able to provide what he needs to to gain what he wants/needs?
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posted over a year ago 
milioner30 said:
because he's lonely
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posted over a year ago 
88RedCloud said:
Think about it. He's only going after the first born of royalty. Why? Because the key to controlling a kingdom is in controlling the heir to the throne. Everyone knows that his magic is mostly based on the name of an individual.
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posted over a year ago 
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But Prince James wasn't really a prince; he was a shepherd.
SeaLaughing posted over a year ago
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and he came in handy as king george then told rumple where the fairy godmother (or blue fairy? can't remember) was in exchange for the prince lookalike, aka. the charming snow loves.
katieb12 posted over a year ago
yalondae said:
Having the babies, helps him to be able to manipulate later.
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posted over a year ago 
RoxStar09 said:
He lost his former life including his only son, not to mention Belle, the apple of his eye. Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin possibly yearns for an infant(s) since he shunned the opportunity when Belle returned her love for him.
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posted over a year ago 
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Actually, I don't think Belle really loved him, and he knew it, which is why he was so angry after she kissed him. She even said so, to the Queen, who asked if she loved him. Belle replied, "I could love him, if he was human." That's why the spell didn't work completely when she kissed him; because Rumple loved her, but she didn't truly love him as he was. In the very 1st scene of the series, the prince kisses Snow & it breaks the spell INSTANTLY. But when Belle kissed Rumple, it started to work & then stopped. Rumple knows all about magic, and he knows what he was feeling, so he knew Belle didn't truly love the man he was, she was attracted to the man she wanted him to be...and that's not True Love!
SeaLaughing posted over a year ago
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Possibly, but she did have faith and believed that Rumpelstiltskin *wasn't* a monster (hence, the repetition of all those lines). Either way, it would be great to see another episode involving the romantic life between these two! :^)
RoxStar09 posted over a year ago
rydia94 said:
Interesting question and the original story of Rumpelstiltskin doesn't give any direction. However, we've seen exactly what he does with the babies he receives, he gives them away to other people who want them. Rumpel is forever warning people about the cost of magic and deals, while he likes making them, he always gives fair warning. Perhaps he's making a judgment call or his curse requires him to ask high prices in exchange for life changing deals. Look at the contempt he has for Cinderella, especially when she tried to offer both twins. He's disgusted with her and knows full well that she is lying. Incidentally, what happens the next time we see Ashley with her baby? She's complaining about it, dumps it with someone and goes out drinking. Is Rumpel/Gold correct in taking babies? No, of course not but there is a lot to be said for the price people are willing to pay. If these people weren't willing to pay, if they were desperate enough, wouldn't they fight? You know, like he did?
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Liz2Jim said:
He wants to fill the void left by Baelfire. I wonder who Henry's dad is? Could it be Baelfire? Angry young boy with abandonment issues? He would have been a little older than Emma but here in the real world and possibly drawn to Emma without them either knowing why.
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posted over a year ago 
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prob not balfire prob some one hawt!
sym10 posted over a year ago
ARIEL-RAPUNZEL said:
Good question, well i dont know maybe he wants a baby so he will not feel alone.
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Good question, well i dont know maybe he wants a baby so he will not feel alone.
posted over a year ago 
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I guess but doesn't he have like a bunch of them?
silly_bats posted over a year ago
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But he gives them up for adoption, so he isn't keeping them for himself.
SeaLaughing posted over a year ago
elstef said:
That is a good question, and I think alot of people are wondering the same thing. I think we will find out more about that later, but for now my take on it is that we learned that Rumplestiltskin is all about making deals, and you can't really ask for somebody to give up anything more major than their child, so it is sort of like the ultimate deal.
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posted over a year ago 
KowalskiTheLich said:
Maybe he's a pedophile XD
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posted over a year ago 
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Definitely not.
Popcornfan posted over a year ago
bri-marie said:
I'm not too sure. That's always been a part of his mythology (wanting the Queen's first child in exchange for spinning straw into gold), but I don't think he ever gave a reason why.

He does seem to be stealing babies left and right on the show, though. Maybe they're just over-exagurrating his original story?
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posted over a year ago 
woodelf said:
Could be he had a terrible childhood & wants a child of his own to raise as he felt he should have been raised. Feels he's too much of a freak to get a wife & have one the usual way.
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posted over a year ago 
zendaya223 said:
maybe he wants the baby to help him make deals with him
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posted over a year ago 
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Then why give them to other people?
SeaLaughing posted over a year ago
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well he doesnt do that really he might want to keep them
scabior678 posted over a year ago
TiffanyN21 said:
I have figured this out using the promos for the new episode tonight:

He wants the first born of the queen because the previous king made a deal where he had Rumpel's son taken away for some war.

The reason he might be making deals all the time could be from that one experience, however it could possibly from him making a deal with the devil or some witch or black magic enthusiast and now he has to make deals as per his agreement. I'm not sure what agreement he made, but I do feel that this is on the right path. Also, he might have made a deal to save his son from war and now has to take others first borns.

Whatever it is we will find out his complete story tonight, hopefully.
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posted over a year ago 
Camronjo said:
I think the reason he wants babies so that he can sell them. There is a lot of money to be had since parents wanting children are willing to pay a lot of money to adopt one. He got Henery for Regina as well as Prince Charming and his twin brother for the king. It seems as if he has had his hand in the business before.
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posted over a year ago 
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This is a man who spins straw into gold. Why would he need to sell babies for money?
SeaLaughing posted over a year ago
SeaLaughing said:
After watching episode 8, "Desperate Souls", I think he wants them because he gave up his own humanity in order to save his son from the ogre wars, but clearly lost his connection to his son in the process, as he tells Belle in episode 12, "Skin Deep. I think it's some sort of compulsion due to the curse.
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posted over a year ago 
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I think he wants the baby because he is lonley and he needs someone to keep him comperne
akimamg posted over a year ago
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Then why doesn't he keep them, instead of giving them up for adoption?
SeaLaughing posted over a year ago
scabior678 said:
HIS SON DIED WHT DO U EXPECT he is not gonna want to live alone so he is not a freak 4 that.he wants to have a kid agian

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posted over a year ago 
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his son didnt die
briopia posted over a year ago
7bella3 said:
Ive only seen esipode 1 and on sunday im goin to see esipode 2 but rumpelstiltskin will not get emma cos she went in the magical wardrobe thing.So rumpelstiltskin shall never have her.Though if he tracks emma down he will get her and u will see what happens then!
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saj1209 said:
He wanted the queen's daughter to raise as his own, but only if it were a daughter. In one version she asks if he is to take her soul, he said 'no' and that she would need it when he was done with her body (?). The story ends with everyone knowing his name and him returning home to destroy a baby cradle and a hibernate.
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Nymueh said:
i think its because he wants to controll the future and because he knows whats going on, trough his deals he brings the kids to all the right places. Where they learn to be the kind of persons he needs them to be.

he likes to play fate, he let people suffer, he let them fight and brings them at the edge of their abilities but in the end he wants a happy end.

Somehow hes the writer of the fairy tale!
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posted over a year ago 
loYol said:

Babies grow up to be saviours and break curses.
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KitKat71483 said:
I always thought that if someone was desparate enough to trade their child for something they wanted, having Rumplestiltskin take their baby and trade the baby to someone else who wants a child more than anything, well, maybe that would be a good thing.
(Kinda reminds me of Jareth from Labyrinth.)
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posted over a year ago 
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i tottaly agree
sym10 posted over a year ago
TigerGirl944 said:
I think it's because he wants to start the dark curse to get Baelfire back and he wants to find him but he needs a saviour (a baby) so maybe it's that xD
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havah2001 said:
Because, he lost his son, and he wants others to feel the way he does.
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FaBbEr0oZ said:
Either he's a pedophile, he eats babies or he's desperate for a kid so he has to do that because no one will fuck him.
That's all I got
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posted over a year ago 
simpleplan said:
In the fairy tale he wants the child only because he knows it's the most important thing the Queen has. It's kind of a revenge thing. Also,there's an old superstition which says goblins used to snatch human babies and change them for their own, which is where we get the word "changeling" used to describe a weird kid.
I don't know what the goblins did with the kids they took. The superstition was used to warn people about leaving their babies unattended.
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alfiaa said:
Maybe it is because he misses Baelfire so much, that he thinks it will help that he has someone to love and look after.
Plus, he doesn't like babies so much, it's just that you must give your "Most precious" thing in the whole wide world and for all parents, the most precious thing is their child....
Hope this helped. It's just Logical.
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SherlockStark said:
"For their pelts... that was a quip; not serious." XD
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Darkcrest said:
Parenthood was everything to him. Losing his son was the worst thing to ever happen to him, and he stopped a war so that no one else would know that pain. However, the Ogre Wars started again, and he saw that some people were willing to do anything for power and luxury. To fix this, he grants their wishes. In his mind, if you are willing to give up a child for anything, you don't deserve one, so he takes them to someone who does but can't have kids. I'm sure that there are widows that want children and/or couples that can't have them, so he probably trades the kids to the just like he did with King George/Charming's brother.
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EdwardBlaine190 said:
From a Once Upon a Time point, I think that the reason n he always wants babies is because he wants to maybe fill that spot with Baelfire.
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sym10 said:
yes but only with belle.......and he would not eat the angels!you jerks!espeshly any thing that is belles!
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opalrose said:
okay in the OUAT version i think the answer is obvious he loves bael and lost him. he hopes that if he had another child then some of the hole of loosing his son would be fiiled and he could do it right. think about it yes he is trying to get his son back anyway he can but that will take awhile and in the mean time raising a baby could take his mind off his son and make it not hurt so much. in the original version no idea, he was a creeper?
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charlierb said:
In the book he takes the millers daughters baby on the third night that she is in the castle and he takes the thinks that are most precious and usually that is the child, especially the first born.
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XxBadWolfxX said:
He takes the babies because he plays people like chess pieces.
He took one of the shepherd twins which eventually led David to become prince-then meet & marry Snow which eventually led to Emma.

He wanted to take Cora's baby because she was an important piece
in creating the curse.

He wanted Cinderella's baby because he had for-sight that one day
Emma is going to save the baby by owing Rumple a favor. ALL which led to his reunion with his son. He's not a pedo nor creepy -.-

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yulic2004 said:
I dont know why he wants them, maybe emma or somebody else will ask him and hell dramatically tell the story or maybe he skins them alive because hes always skinning people alive. Hopefully well know one day and it better be for a good reason.

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posted 2 months ago 
sorrowxxboys said:
I think it's something like
The king tells rumpelstiltskin that he can have her child and rumpelstiltskin tells her if she gets her name right she can keep her child gets it wrong 2 times and the last time she was told his name so keeps the bAbby
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