He is. I don’t know how I feel about it all, myself, since I definitely thought that he was Monstro or something, and Frankenstein is not a part of fairy tales… Though, at least they make mention of the fact that he is from another world (and it makes sense that there would be a world for fiction if there is one for fairy tales). So, long as these other worlds don’t take too much away from the fairy tale focus, then I’ll be okay. I especially liked the horror aspect that was in this episode, since it went well with the Halloween season.
I’m fine with Mulan, because legend and myth from ancient times, but in the modern days has come to be seen as a fairy tale, also, she has not become a new character that has taken over or anything like that, you know. But, I understand where you are coming from here, too.
As for Regina and her reason for hating Snow, someone on Tumblr here pointed out that in the scene that we were shown this season, of Regina talking to Snow and imagining choking her, but never going through with it, that Regina was seeing and talking largely about herself. So, her hatred for Snow might also stem from Regina seeing herself in Snow, and therefore hating Snow is a form of self hatred instead. It was interesting.
Oh…And I now my shipper heart is thinking about the idea of Emma and Hook, whoops! ><