The Wiz of Oz wrote:Samantha wrote:The only thing i can think of it maybe have something to do with emma having magic. I always thought it was strange that emma had magic yet magic didn't run in her family. Regina has magic because she inherited from cora but emma didn't both her parents had no magic neither did henry.
We also saw from the sneak peeks that they made a deal during the time that they were married and that regina would have acquired the curse (it seems this would have taken place after regina took the curse back from mal) so i am thinking that the reason she can do magic is because of the deal they made with her to give her the magic she needed to defeat regina. Which would mean they gave her dark magic and why they wouldn't want her to know and why rumple said the beast went after emma the person with the darkest heart.
Cora learned magic. it wasnt genetic. Regina learned magic. Zelea was the one born with it. it almost like X-men and Zelena happen to be born with gene
I have to disagree here although the show never said one way or the other if regina or cora were born with magic i think in regina's case it is true we know rumple has watched over regina since she was born because he knew she would be the one to inact the course so i think it is a safe bet that rumple knew that she had some sort of magic at a very young age that would allow him to get his end game. What regina didn't have is training and since regina never wanted to end up like her mother she always turned away from magic but i do believe she was born with the ability. The show never stated to my knowledge that Zelena was born with magic either we just saw her using it more and that she couldn't control it in regina's case she saw what magic did to her so her fear of ending up like her mother gave her a sense of control