This list is by no means comprehensive. Come on, if we’re being honest here, half the list should be Regina, 3/8 should be Zelena, and 1/8 should be cumulatively everyone else. I tried to spread it out a little, and chose some moments that really screamed “bitch” – not just for what happened, but for the way the perpetrator carried it out (and for that reason, I’m ruling out anything Emma does as The Dark One and Belle as Lacey, etc. since they’re under an outside influence).
With that said, here’s my list of the ten biggest bitch moments on Once Upon A Time….
10. Red’s mom orders her to choose between her pack or her friend (S2)
Only the worst helicopter Mom orders you to kill your BFF
9. Snow’s Epic Rant (S4)
8. Blue takes Tink’s wings (S3)
Power-drunk and a complete dictator. Blue is a bitch through and through.
7. Cora kills Daniel in front of Regina (S1)
Nobody teaches a lesson like Cora. I always say, evil is never so evil as when it puts on a smile and tells you that it’s there to help.
6. Cruella skins her dogs (S4)
Forget the fact that the woman killed her parents, she skinned her dogs.
That is some hardcore level of bitch.
5. Blue squashes Nova and Dreamy’s love (S1)
She pretended to be Dreamy’s boss in order to talk him into breaking Nova’s heart.
Fairy? More like sociopath. There’s a reason she’s the only one on here twice.
4. Emma makes fun of Hook’s disability (S3)
“What’s he going to do? I have magic. He has one hand.”
That moment bothered me then, and still bothers me now. No matter how prickly Emma could get, she would never demean someone like that. Or she shouldn’t have, anyway. It wasn’t just bitchy, it was cruel.
3. Regina sets Emma up to break Henry’s heart (S1)
“Did I know that my son comes to my office every Thursday
at precisely 5:00pm so I can take him for dinner before his
therapy session? Of course I did. I’m his mother. Your move.”
So deliciously bitchy. And delivered with scathing precision.
2. Milah belittles Rumple in front of a whole tavern – and his son (S2)
I hate her. I really just hate her.
I can barely see to type this for all the hate burning out of my eyes.
1. Zelena rapes Robin (S4)
If this situation had been reversed, the town would have grabbed their pitchforks and strung Robin up by his ‘nads (and rightfully so). This is single-handedly the bitchiest act on the show. Talk about nuclear spite.