5 Once Upon a Time characters we'd bring back from the dead (and 5 we wouldn't)

From tragic characters like Graham and Prince Henry to the villainous ones like Cora and Pan, here's who deserved better and who should stay gone.

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EMILIE DE RAVIN, ROBERT CARLYLE, JOSH DALLAS, MICHAEL RAYMOND-JAMES, GINNIFER GOODWIN, JARED S. GILMORE, JENNIFER MORRISON, LANA PARRILLA, COLIN O'DONOGHUE
(ABC/Bob D'Amico) /

Peter Pan

WOULDN'T BRING BACK: Pan, Pan, Pan. I will say he's probably my favorite villain from Once Upon a Time! There are so many good ones, but there's just something so fun and deliciously evil about the ruler of Neverland. Robbie Kay did such a great job of embodying this character, and the Neverland arc was done really well. It was action-packed, high-stakes, and emotional all wrapped up in one storyline. With that being said, being such a great villain means he was trouble. And boy was Pan very troublesome for our group of heroes. He needed to go, and he should definitely stay that way.

Merlin

BRING BACK: Oh, Merlin. He was such a likable and charismatic character. It was really sad to see him go. He would have been such a great fit and fun to have around in Storybrooke for the rest of the series. The Sorcerer had a difficult and heartbreaking journey, being betrayed by his love Nimue. She let evil take root in her heart, and this leads to her becoming the first Dark One. And eventually, she lives on through them all, including Dark Hook. Unfortunately, his death at the hands of Dark Hook happens, and it's a shame we lost such a likable character. I get why it was necessary for the story, but I'd definitely want Merlin back. He didn't deserve to die.

Cora

WOULDN'T BRING BACK: Cora was another really great villain. Regina's mother was the cause of so many issues for the Charmings, and her actions had domino effects for so many characters. I definitely would not bring her back. She is nothing but trouble. She did face certain unfair circumstances and on her death bed told Regina she would have been enough. But she does so many horrible things that it's hard to excuse. In the Underworld, I get the message the OUAT writers were trying to portray. Everyone deserves a second chance. But do I think Cora should have been able to move on to Mount Olympus? Um. Probably not. I mean literally in the Underworld she threw her husband Henry into the flames. Whatever. Either way, this is a character that should definitely not be brought back.