- jollysailorswan said: maybe regretting what she did to get that dark spot helped vanquish it. we know from canon that both rumple and regina don’t regret what they’ve done so maybe that’s why their hearts are still dark. just a thought
It’s a great thought—despite not liking how her heart would went dark in the first place from killing a manipulative murderer, I do like this idea.
This has always been my headcanon, tbqh. Snow basically tore herself apart over the murder of that one manipulative killer who was targeting her entire family. There are plenty of stories where remorse and repenting are enough to “fix” or “heal” a damaged soul made evil by killing (Horcruxes in HP, anyone?). It would fit that with all the crap Snow put herself through over Cora, it would be enough to remove that one black spot.
Regina and Rumple haven’t been shown to regret a thing, let alone done the whole remorse thing. It makes sense that their hearts would still be as dark as they are (assuming Rumple’s is, tbf we haven’t actually seen his).