August's necklace
August's necklace
First seen
Last seen
Mentioned in
Created by
Destroyed by
Possessed by
Geppetto (formerly)
Used on
Used for
Animating Pinocchio
S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5 - S6 - S7

August's necklace is a necklace fashioned out of the string that Geppetto used to animate a freshly carved Pinocchio.


Before the Curse

Geppetto uses a string to animate Pinocchio as a freshly carved puppet. The string is then turned into a necklace with a whale shaped pendant on it. Pinocchio goes on to wear this. ("Selfless, Brave and True")

After the Curse

Season 1

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Pinocchio sacrifices a personal item. ("Selfless, Brave and True")

August awakes at 8:15 A.M. in Phuket with a shooting pain in his leg, when he looks at it, he discovers that he's in fact turning back into wood. He visits a doctor who sees a normal leg, as he is not a believer in magic, so August stabs it with a knife, which causes no wound. The doctor, freaked out, calls in orderlies to restrain August, however, the writer runs away and is eventually found by a man who tells him that he should go and see the Dragon. August is later seen in the Dragon's waiting room when another client drops her phone, August sees this and hands it back to her and we are shown that the woman is in fact Tamara. When it's August's turn to see the Dragon, he is made to give up his whale-necklace in order to receive the treatment, as well as a large sum of money. Not being able to afford this, August mopes at a bar where he is approached by Tamara, who claims she has cancer and had to give up a photo of her and her grandmother in order to receive treatment. When she leaves to take a phone call, August sees the money in her purse and steals it, quickly running to the Dragon and being given a potion that is to absolve his problem. When he leaves, he is seen by Tamara and chased into a gutter where he falls due to his leg. Tamara takes the potion from him and leaves. August goes back later to beg the Dragon for another chance, however, he discovers that he has been murdered. August then goes to New York City to visit Neal, telling him that he's going to Storybrooke, Maine in order to aid Emma in believing so that she may break the curse. He leaves on his motorcycle. ("Selfless, Brave and True")