Sol Invictus was a sun god of the early Roman Empire, made official by Emperor Aurelian on December 25th 274. The god was favored by all the Emperors until the reign of Constantine I.
While kind of minor for the series, she did have a decent role in the first season.
She’s your typical Cinderella. She was reduced to poverty and servitude to her wicked stepmother and step-sisters. Her fairy godmother is about to help her before the magical being is obliterated by Rumplestiltskin.
So Rumpelstiltskin takes the role instead. He’d use the magic to reverse the course of her life in exchange for something.
So after she gets married to her prince and pregnant, she finds out that the Dark One wanted her unborn child. She does all she can to reverse things but…
She carries that same promise in Storybrooke to Mr. Gold. Her life is pretty miserable. In poverty and pregnant, her prince is cursed as her ex-boyfriend.
Though with help from Emma Swan, she finally finds happiness and most of this is before the curse is broken.
She comes back near the end of the series, with a lot of crazy drama with one of her step-sisters. I felt this was odd and unneeded and a reason the show was running out of ideas.
One of Uranus’ moons, Puck was named in honor of the character Puck from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
While far from my favorite villain, I did like her incarnation mildly on the show. She makes a short appearance early on.
As we learn she had the curse that Regina casted after Regina traded it for the sleeping curse which failed to work on Snow White. She manages to get it back by force.
She spends most of her time as a dragon underneath Storybrooke. And Emma Swan fights her before breaking the curse herself.
She comes back later when all the bad people realize that finding The Author would make them have a good ending for a change.
I didn’t expect her story to turn rather sweet. She had a daughter named Lily, who like Emma Swan grew up on Earth and had no real idea of her origins.
They finally get a chance to reunite, and just like Snow White and Emma Swan, they have a imperfect but happy reunion. And her story mostly ends there.
Miriam is the main character, so it’s hard to hate on her. She reminds me a lot of Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, which was the last real Metroidvania that Konami had done.
Though Miriam plays more like Soma Cruz from Aria/Dawn of Sorrow. She can use different weapons, but a sword is her best one, in my opinion.
Like Soma Cruz she could also take enemies’ powers and use it to her benefit.
She can’t dive underwater for the longest time, which I found annoying.
But I liked her abilities during the boss battles.
I also enjoyed fighting her clone in one of the later boss battles.
I also liked her alliances, especially with Zangetsu.
While it takes her awhile,she does defeat all the evil in the castle, though most of her friends perish before the goal is done.
I think we’ll see a sequel, so we’ll see what’s next in her adventures.