Little Red Riding Hood
In the Laugh-o-Gram named after her, Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to deliver some doughnuts when Disney's first villain attacks her. Her cat fetches a man in a helicopter who rescues her.
The Big Bad Wolf
In The Big Bad Wolf, she accompanies Fiddler Pig and Piper Pig through a forest to deliver food to her sick grandmother. The three meet "Goldilocks the Fairy Queen", who turns out to be the Big Bad Wolf in disguise. She escapes, but the wolf reaches her grandmother's house before her. When Little Red Riding Hood and the pigs reach the house, the wolf tries to eat them, but fortunately she finds refuge in a closet long enough for the other pigs to fetch their brother Practical Pig who rescues her.
Red made a cameo around the end of the film with other toons.
Red was seen in the episode "Big Bad Wolf Daddy". When the wolf is introduced to perform, she quickly demands her check in fear.
Red Riding Hood, also known as "Red", appears in Once Upon a Time, played by Meghan Ory. Red Riding Hood lives with her grandmother, Granny, in a poor village that is terrorized every wolfs time, or full moon, by a large and malevolent wolf. She often dreams of running away with her true love, a blacksmith's son by the name of Peter. During the third night of wolfs time, Peter secretly visits Ruby at her home. After a short conversation and a kiss, she is called away by her grandmother to the front door where Mayor Tomkins, the leader of the village, is asking for more volunteers to help the hunting party kill the wolf. Widow Lucas, called Granny by Red, refuses and calls them fools. Red helps her lock down the house. On her way to her room, Granny reminds her to wear her red cloak, as the color red repels wolves.
The next morning, Granny tells her to check on the chickens to make sure the wolf didn't hurt any of them. As Red collects the eggs and prepares to leave, she notices one nest empty. Suddenly, a young woman runs out from behind and confesses to stealing a few eggs for herself. When asked about who she is, she reveals that she is on the run from someone. Red is fine with this, but she needs something to call her. She introduces herself first with the alias as Frosty, then switches to Margaret, and finally settles on Mary. However, the girl is actually Snow White and is hiding from the The Evil Queen after The Huntsman spared her life.
Red invites her to stay in the house until she can find a place to settle down, and they go to the well to fetch some water. As Red is hauling it up, she marvels at the red color of the water. When she asks for Mary's opinion, Mary is unresponsive. As a result, Red turns around and stares, horrified, at the mangled corpses of the hunting party.
When they return, they discover that Mayor Tomkins has called a town meeting. Tomkins expresses regret at the village's loss and demands for an even larger hunting party so that they can put an end to the massacre of people and livestock. However, Granny protests, and tells the villagers about her own experience with a former wolf that had once preyed upon the village, and how she herself was marked by the creature.
That night, in Red's bedroom, Snow White mentions how the wolf was keeping her from leaving the town with Peter. Red realizes that she's right, and presents the idea of killing the wolf. Snow White thinks it is crazy, but Red persuades her to help her look for the wolf.
The next day, they set out to hunt down the wolf and kill it in its sleep. They eventually find the wolf's tracks, only to have them lead back to Red's house. They come to the conclusion that Peter is the wolf, as he was by the window the night before. Red presents her theory to him, and Peter agrees that they should tie him up in chains. However, that night as the full moon shows itself, it is Red, not Peter, who shifts into a wolf, with no sense of her human self. Peter tries to calm her to make her recognize him all to no use. The wolf growls and lunges at him. While it is eating Peter's remains, Granny and Snow White arrive, and Granny shoots the wolf with a silver-tipped cross bolt.
Snow White lays the magical red cloak over the unconscious wolf form of Red--for it was the cloak that kept Red from being affected by the genetically-inherited lycanthropy at wolfs time--and the wolf turns back into her human form. Red is disoriented at first, but then tearfully realizes that she was the wolf, and responsible for Peter's death. Suddenly, the torches of the hunting party appear in the distance on the other side of the clearing, and Granny ushers them to leave while they still can. Snow White leads a devastated Red away while Granny is left to fend for herself.
Red and Snow White run through the woods to escape the hunting party, but also to escape the soldiers of the Evil Queen who are on the hunt for Snow White. Red discovers her hood is torn and worries that she will not be able to stop the transformation. Worried she might potentially harm Snow White, too, Red makes her leave for the night. Snow White parts with the promise to seek Red out later. In the morning, Red removes her cloak and is washing up in the stream when a stranger grabs her cloak and runs off. Red gives chase and discovers the stranger holding her cloak over a torch. Begging the man not to burn her cloak, the man reveals that he is like her and tells her his name is Quinn. He leads Red to a sunken city where Red meets her mother, Anita, for the first time. Anita tells Red that her own mother--Widow Lucas--took Red from her because she did not want her granddaughter growing up as a wolf.
Red spends time among the other "children of the moon" and is taught how to control the wolf. However, the respite is short lived when Snow White is caught because she was looking for Red. Red convinces Anita and the others that she means no harm, but the Queen's guards burst into the hideout after following Snow White's trail. The guards shoot Quinn and kill him. Anita is furious and makes preparations to execute Snow White. However, Snow White is saved by Red who transforms into a wolf and tackles Anita, causing her to land on a pike and killing her. Anita accuses Red of choosing a human over her own pack, but Red asserts she chooses herself because she is not a killer, and neither is Anita. Later, Red and Snow White bury Anita. She thanks Snow White for supporting her to be both wolf and human.
Many weeks after, Red brings food with her once a month to Snow White's secluded forest hideout while still avoiding the Evil Queen's forces. She keeps Snow White up-to-date on all of the Enchanted Forest's current events, including Prince Charming's wedding to a neighboring king's daughter, Abigail.
Snow White is very upset at this and asks for some magical cure to heal her broken heart. Red is quiet, which makes Snow White think she knows something. After some prodding, Red tells Snow White about Rumplestiltskin, a man with great powers who might be able to help her take away her love for Prince Charming. The next day, Snow White sets out to meet with Prince Charming at King George's castle after he sends her a love letter requesting to see her. She does not return for several days, and Red comes across Prince Charming when he arrives at Snow White's hideout searching for her.
She tells him that Snow White went to the castle because she loved him. To help Prince Charming understand better, she says that Snow White really does love him and has been intending to tell him so, unless something has changed her mind. Just then, King George's men come in an attempt to kill Prince Charming. She and the prince escape together.
Later, they are seen making camp when the king's men catch up to them. She tells Prince Charming to run and when he asks how she can hold them off she looks up at the full moon. Prince Charming leaves and Red takes off her cloak. Her eyes flash gold as she runs at the approaching soldiers; shape shifting into wolf.
Though Prince Charming eventually finds Snow White, the two are separated when King George's men finally capture and bring him back to the king. Snow White enlists the help of Red, Granny, the Seven Dwarves and the fairies to rescue Prince Charming. They take the castle, but the rescue attempt is unsuccessful because Prince Charming has been traded to the Evil Queen.
Snow White agrees to a deal of meeting the Queen alone and without arms. Despite everyone's pleas--including Red--for her not to meet the Queen, Snow White stubbornly follows the Queen's rules if it means the safe return of Prince Charming. Shortly thereafter, they go looking for Snow White and find her lifeless body. Red discovers Snow White is not breathing, and they believe she is dead because they do not know the nature of the sleeping spell she is under.
True love's kiss breaks the sleeping curse. Soon after, Red helps in fighting alongside Prince Charming and Snow White against King George in order to take back the kingdom.
King George's forces fall in battle, and the Evil Queen is captured. Red is at a war council meeting to discuss the Queen's future fate, which they decide should be death. She, along with the rest of the war council, watch the Queen deliver her last testament on the gallows just before the execution is carried out. The execution is stopped at the last moment by Snow White's command.
Many months later, Red and her grandmother join in on the council yet again when Prince Charming seeks advice on how to defeat the Evil Queen's dark curse. They listen to the Blue Fairy's solution of using the magic wardrobe to send a pregnant Snow White to a land without magic for 28 years until her child can save them from the curse. She, along with everyone else are engulfed by the Dark Curse.
In Storybrooke, she is Ruby, a rebellious young woman who wants to leave town but is held back by her grandmother's ill health. She works at Granny's Diner as a waitress. Her relationship with her grandmother is strained, as her grandmother disapproves of her behavior and her provocative attire. During the early days of the curse, Ruby often has argumentative disputes with her Granny over getting the early waitressing shift at Granny's Diner. Granny's response usually remarks upon that Ruby should have not stayed up partying so late. Her rebellious nature goes in hand with her wild style of fashion and makeup; usually clad in a red themed outfit with a lot of skin showing. She has plans to get out of Storybrooke and move to Boston. However, these plans are halted by her grandmother's sudden heart attack, and Ruby has been working at Granny's Diner ever since.
In the town bed and breakfast, Ruby and her grandmother are in a middle of an argument, but fall silent when they see Emma, who is looking for a room to stay in for a week. After Mr. Gold collects the rent, Emma Swan inquires about him, and Ruby says that he owns all of Storybrooke.
During her shift at Granny's Diner, she brings Emma a cup of hot chocolate and tells her that someone bought it for her. Emma turns around to see Sheriff Graham, and instantly assumes it is him, but it was actually sent by Henry Mills.
The next day, while on a date with Mary Margaret Blanchard in the diner, Dr. Whale becomes distracted and begins ogling Ruby's figure. The date ends on a bad note, and Mary Margaret asks Ruby for the dinner bill.
A pregnant resident, Ashley Boyd disappears, and Mr. Gold seeks out Emma's help to find her. Emma speaks to Ruby in hopes of discovering where she is. Ruby is fiercely protective of her friend, and distracts Emma by directing her to Ashley's ex-boyfriend Sean Herman's house, claiming that he would know where she is. This was actually a ploy to get buy more time for Ashley, as Ruby let her use her car to escape to Boston.
Ruby serves Sheriff Graham drinks in the diner as he shoots darts and watches as he confronts Emma.
Days later, Ruby goes out with Mary Margaret and Ashley Boyd for a girls' night out. While Ashley passes up on flirting with any guys, Ruby goes over to the bar and begins chatting with them. In the same evening, Ashley is proposed to by Sean.
She proves to be very helpful when David Nolan starts acting strange and goes missing, and she is able to locate him. In this way, Ruby proves her talent of finding lost things.
Ruby chats with August Booth in the diner one day, and slacks off from her job a bit. Granny wants to train her to take over the business one day, which Ruby does not want. They get into yet another argument, and this time Ruby quits and storms off. Unable to find a job anywhere, she thinks about leaving Storybrooke. She packs up her things and heads for the bus stop where she rebuffs Dr. Whale's advances. Emma and Mary Margaret come across the scene; to which Dr. Whale leaves. Since she has nowhere to stay on her own, Mary Margaret allows her to room in the apartment until she finds her footing. She is offered a job by Emma after seeing her helping a townsfolk over the phone in the sheriff's office and enlists Ruby to work as her assistant. Once on the tasks force, she asks Ruby to go to the Toll Bridge, since that was where David Nolan was found after he woke up from his coma and escaped the hospital, to see if she can find anything. She ends up finding a box which contains a human heart. The encounter traumatizes her, although Emma praises her for her skill in locating things. Ruby then quits working for Emma and goes back to the diner. She and Granny reconcile, and Granny explains that she merely wants Ruby to take over the business when she retires.
Emma and August hear a scream in town and find a shaken up and frightened Ruby, who can only muster to tell them, "She's in the alley." As Emma goes to investigate, she discovers what Ruby saw—a very much alive and breathing Kathryn Nolan—lying in the alley in dirtied up clothes.
Ruby is walking with her grandmother on the street when Emma breaks the curse with true love's kiss, returning her memories of her true identity.
After Emma Swan breaks the Dark Curse and restores the memories of the townspeople, Ruby reunites with Mary Margaret Blanchard, David Nolan, and the Seven Dwarves, now recognizing them as Snow White and Prince Charming. After stopping the townspeople from harming Regina Mills, she agrees to look after Henry for Emma. Later that night, she and Henry stop by the town hall to witness Regina threatening David, who is tied to the wall by her magic. They leave with David after Henry learns of Emma and Mary Margaret's disappearance into a portal. Ruby takes charge in the aftermath of the Wraith attack, which has left the town damaged and the people shaken. The people gather in clusters at the town hall, and she directs them where to go whether they need beds or counseling. The Mother Superior is helping out as well, and she mentions her concern for the townspeople in their current predicament. Ruby reassures her that their prince is working on something.
David is spotted speaking to Henry outside of town hall later on, and everyone—Ruby included—rushes to him with their requests that need immediate attention. He asks for Mother Superior, and discusses the possibly of using fairy dust on the tree that brought Emma into this world so many years ago through the magic wardrobe, but there is none available. Leroy comes to bring bad news about Mr. Clark losing his memory after stepping outside of town, which causes even more panic. David tries to maintain order, and asks that everyone meet up again in two hours. He says he has a plan to fix everything, and walks off, but Ruby catches up to him. She asks what his plan is, and he admits that he does not have one, but he has two hours to think of something.
Two hours later, in town hall, everyone is gathered and waiting for David to show up. Ruby tells everyone not to worry, and that he will be here. Instead, Regina, who has reassumed more power after breathing in the magic from her mother's old spell book bursts through the doors. Some attempt to subdue her; Archie tries to talk her out of doing anything drastic, Leroy charges at her, and Granny fires a crossbow arrow. All is useless, and Regina returns the arrow as a flame ball to show she means business. Ruby refuses to be intimidated, and asks what Regina wants. It is Henry who answers, and he submissively goes home with Regina because he is aware she will not stop terrorizing the townspeople until he returns to her side.
Ruby runs into David on the street. She informs him about the chaotic state in town right now after his no-show at town hall, and there are even people that are going to try and leave town, but he chides her saying he will deal with it later because he is busy chasing Jefferson and figuring out how to get his wife and daughter back. However, Ruby snaps him out of it by telling him he needs to do something now to help everyone.
In David's pickup truck, he and Ruby drive to near the exit of town and get out to stop the line of cars from driving out. David gets on top of his truck and begins speaking to the townspeople. He wins the townspeople's approval when he makes them realize the memories of their old lives are an essential part of them and that they do not have to choose between the two lives; the strengths and weakness; because they are both.
The next time we see Ruby, she is bringing lunch to David and the dwarves, who are working in the mines. She hands a muffin from her basket to Henry, then walks off. A little later in the episode, she is working in Granny's Diner serving Belle iced tea. She makes a comment about how many Belle has been drinking, and Belle smiles and admits that she has never had one. The two chat for a little bit, and eventually Ruby suggests that Belle go and check out the library. Ruby continues to work in the diner until David and Mr. Gold show up and ask about Belle. At first she lies and denies seeing her, but David convinces her to tell the truth. She tells them what she knows, and offers to help them track Belle using her newly rediscovered sense of smell. She loses the trail at Game of Thorns, the flower shop that Belle's father, Moe French, owns. She enters the shop and watches David and Mr. Gold question Moe, and discover that he has sent Belle to the Storybrooke border via the mine tunnels. She hops into his truck and drives David and Mr. Gold to the mines. Later, Ruby serves Belle pancakes and explains to her how to eat them. She gives her a small box that someone has left for her, then walks into the backroom.
Ruby is seen helping in Granny's Diner when the celebration of finding fairy dust occurs. She is greeted by Billy, and he confesses to her that in the Enchanted Forest he was Gus, a mouse that lived in Cinderella's pantry. She asks why he is telling her, and he says he wanted her to know who he was. He follows by asking her out, and she does not know what to say. Belle, seeing her discomfort, comes to save her from the conversation by telling him they are having a girls' night out.
Ruby and Granny then prepare the freezer at Granny's Diner as a place to lock Ruby up while in her wolf form. It is the first night of "wolfs time" since the curse was broken and they are preparing for the worst particularly since they are unable to locate her cloak and she is afraid she will not be able to control herself her wolf form due to not changing for 28 years.
The next morning, David and Granny find the empty freezer torn up and the door ripped off the hinges. Using Granny's heightened sense of smell, they find Ruby unconscious in the woods. She has no memory of the previous night which makes her believe she ran around the town uncontrollably like she did when she killed Peter in the Enchanted Forest. David responds to a call in town and finds Billy's truck double parked and Billy torn in half. Ruby panics and has David to lock herself up in the jail. Albert Spencer accuses David of being an unfit leader by placing his personal loyalties above the safety of the town and he incites the townspeople against David and Ruby. An angry mob storms the jail only find Ruby is gone. Ruby has taken refuge with Belle at the library where she prepares to be shackled for the night. Belle kindly assures Ruby that she is not evil or a killer and offers to stay with her that night to prove it. Ruby appreciates Belle's kindness, but does not believe her and sneakily cuffs Belle in the shackles meant for herself. Ruby, having given up hope, leaves to face the mob.
The mob of angry townspeople corner Ruby in her wolf form in an ally after hearing her howl. Ruby hides behind a dumpster as Spencer aims his gun at her. David and Granny arrive and Granny disarms Spencer with her crossbow. David tells the mob that Spencer killed Billy and framed Ruby. David approaches Ruby with her cloak, which he found in Spencer's car, and tells her she did not kill Billy and that he and her loved ones know she is good even if she does not. Red hesitates and then sits in front of him allowing him to place the cloak on her, which changes her back to her human form.
Ruby and David return to the pacified mob to discover Spencer has knocked Granny down and escaped. They track him down using Ruby's sense of smell. Spencer taunts David telling him that what he really wants is to deprive David of his family. Spencer then throws the remains of Jefferson's hat into a fire. Enraged, David pulls his gun on Spencer but Ruby talks him out of shooting him.
Later, at Mary Margaret's apartment, Ruby asks David to call Granny and have her release Belle back at the library. She then tells him she wants to spend the rest of the night doing something she has not done in a long time. David asks her what it is and she says, "Run". She takes off her cloak and runs through the night embracing her wolf identity.
Leroy brings Ruby to the mines to show her that all the diamonds are gone. They immediately go back to Mr. Gold's shop to tell Henry that Regina and Mr. Gold are planning something bad. Ruby brings Henry to the forest, and when Ruby confronts Mr. Gold he pushes her back with magic. She wakes up as Mary Margaret and Emma come through the well and they rejoice together.
Ruby is present at Granny's Diner when Mary Margaret and Emma arrive for their welcome back dinner from the Enchanted Forest. She runs up and embraces Mary Margaret happily, then draws back along with everyone else when she sees Regina enter the diner. She later calms down enough to enjoy socializing with Mary Margaret and Emma. The next day, Ruby encounters Archie and Regina arguing on the dock in Storybrooke while on a jog. She asks them what is going on, and Regina responds by telling her to continue on her walk. Ruby reluctantly runs off. Later, she sees Regina enter Archie's office while she is closing down the diner. The next day, Ruby is able to understand Pongo enough to know that something is wrong, and she and Emma go and find Archie's body lying on the floor in his office. When Emma asks who could have done this, Ruby responds, "I think I know", indicating she saw Regina the previous night.
Ruby is at Archie's funeral as one of the mourners, and later attends the wake at Mary Margaret's apartment. When Leroy brings up the subject of returning to the Enchanted Forest, Ruby is all for it. As the curse has been broken anyone can come into town anyone could see her turn into her wolf form. She states that if people in the Enchanted Forest did not like the fact that she turned into a wolf during the full moon, she cannot see how the rest of the world outside of Storybrooke would.
Ruby is at the hospital after the Outsider crashes into Storybrooke. She gains access to his phone, and is convinced he is a normal guy. Dr. Whale returns from the operating room and informs the group that the outsider is bleeding internally. The group in the hospital come to the conclusion that if he survives he may expose the magic in this town to the outside world.
After this, Dr. Whale is preparing to jump off the dock in an act of suicide, but Ruby uses her wolf speed to quickly grab him before he falls to his death. Dr. Whale explains to Ruby the story of his brother and how he failed to revive him. Ruby informs Dr. Whale about her wolf form and how it made her kill her boyfriend and how the Dark Curse stripped them of their unwanted memories. She eventually convinces him to save the outsider. He returns to the hospital, to finish the surgery.
The surgery is successful, and Dr. Whale thanks Ruby and tells her that the outsider will survive.
Ruby goes to visit Belle in the hospital as Belle is resting and watching TV. She comes and sits by her, telling Belle that she and her were once friends. Belle does not seem to believe her. Ruby then reaches into the basket she brought and removes a book. She tells Belle that when she had her memories, she mentioned one of her favorite authors was Jules Verne. To that end, Ruby brought one of his books for Belle to read. When she mentions seeing Mr. Gold holding a ball of fire in his hand and what occurred at the town line, Ruby tries to downplay it, saying that what Belle is seeing and remembering is a side effect of the medicine. Belle becomes extremely agitated and has to be sedated by the Severe Nurse. Ruby asks if this has been happening often, and the nurse replies that Belle has to be heavily sedated due to her condition.
Storybrooke is terrorized by a giant, Anton, after he is freed from Hook's ship by Mary Margaret, David and Leroy, and then eats a magical mushroom Regina gives him in order to return to his normal giant size. He takes his hatred of humans out on the residents, but the effects of the mushroom wear off and he becomes stuck in a hole. Many residents, including Ruby, help out to bring him up to safety.
When an injured Mr. Gold returns to Storybrooke, she helps him walk off of the Jolly Roger, with the help of Neal Cassidy, Mary Margaret asks her to watch Henry, because of the dangerous plans she has in store for Cora, and Ruby agrees.
At the diner, as Neal waits for Emma and Henry to show up, he orders something for Henry. Henry plops down into the seat at the table across from Neal, and Ruby comes over carrying a tray with his order of a large sundae with "extra everything". Ruby goes back to the counter to get Emma some coffee when Greg, who recently got out of the hospital, walks in. She hands him his already prepared order on a separate tray. He asks if he could have it to go, and Ruby walks away to wrap it up for him. While he is waiting, he chats with Emma about going on a nature hiking walk. Emma muses she thought he might've already been back to Pennsylvania by now. Ruby comes back with his bagged food just as he says Storybrooke is starting to grow on him. He thanks Ruby for her service and pays for his order. Ruby and Emma exchange a look after he is gone.
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Characters: Emma Swan | Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard | Prince Charming/David Nolan | The Evil Queen/Regina Mills | Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold | Belle/Lacey French | Red Riding Hook/Ruby | Huntsman/Sheriff Graham | Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper | Cora/The Queen of Hearts | Captain Hook | Pinocchio/August W. Booth | Victor Frankenstein/Dr. Whale | Grumpy/Leroy | Princess Aurora | Prince Phillip | Mulan | Blue Fairy/Mother Superior | Widow Lucas/Granny | King George/Albert Spencer | Genie | Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass | Mad Hatter/Jefferson | Baelfire/Neal Cassidy | Cinderella/Ashley Boyd | Fairy Godmother | Peter Pan