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'Once Upon a Time' spoilers: Rebecca Mader's villain character revealed?

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"Once Upon a Time" fans who are wondering which villain Rebecca Mader will play are in luck. According to a Dec. 6 report by TV Line, a new clip for the show might contain a big hint. If you want to avoid spoilers, don't read on!

The clip shows Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) talking to Charming (Josh Dallas) about searching for a creature living in a nearby cave. "If you were to look into her eyes, she would turn you into stone," Snow says of the mythical being. If you're still not sure who this creature is, Snow spells it out for you: She wants to use Medusa's head to turn Regina to stone.

With her icy blue eyes, Rebecca Mader would make a great Medusa, and she definitely proved that she can be a bad girl by portraying a dominatrix on "Drop Dead Diva." However, it hasn't been confirmed that she's playing Medusa. Other guesses for Mader's character include the Wicked Witch of the West, Cruella de Vil, and "Tangled" villain Mother Gothel (an actress has already been cast as Rapunzel). If Mader is playing Medusa, it doesn't sound like viewers will get to see the "Lost" actress as the monster from Greek mythology just yet. According to E! Online, Rebecca's villain won't appear until after the Dec. 15 mid-season finale of "Once Upon a Time." It sounds like she's just going to make an appearance in a promo for the second half of the season.

E! wrote of Mader's villain, "Now that Rumple and Regina have made peace, the writers felt they needed a new Big Bad and Mader's character will definitely be at odds with Regina." So will Regina need the help of Snow, Charming, and Emma? Maybe not—it's possible that everyone will separate after the mid-season finale. Emma and Hook are going to New York at some point, and show creator Eddy Kitsis revealed that the second half of season 3 will take place between Storybrooke and the Enchanted Forest. So maybe some characters will return to their old land while others opt to stay in their new one.

Regina could run into Medusa in the Enchanted Forest, but here's another idea: Maybe Medusa is inside Pandora's box. The box is a part of Greek mythology just like the snake-haired villain, and Henry is currently trapped inside of it. Maybe the Medusa will get released when Henry's family tries to rescue him.

So are you looking forward to seeing Regina face off against a new foe on "Once Upon a Time?"


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