The job of a Savior is never easy and for one Emma, it looks like it's a job that could end up killing her. During Sunday night's Once Upon a Time Season 6 premiere, Emma kept getting mysterious tremors and brief glimpses into the future of a huge battle that will take place between her and a hooded figure. But unlike all of the other fights where the Savior has come out triumphant, this one will end in her ultimate demise. And according to the Oracle, there's nothing that can be done to change it. But will Emma really die on Once Upon a Time ? It seems unlikely that the series would kill off it's leading lady, but when it comes to the world of Storybrooke, I guess you can never be too sure who's safe and who isn't.
What's really concerning, though, is how sure the Oracle is about how Emma's future will play out. Normally, when someone is able to see their eventual fate, it allows them the chance to prevent it from ever happening. But from what this Oracle says, that's not how Emma's future will work. She warned Emma that while she could change the path to the destination, she can't alter the destination itself. So on that day, in that battle, Emma will die no matter what. Could this all be a trick? Maybe. Heck, I wouldn't rule out the possibility that the Oracle is actually Jafar and he's the one Emma will be battling. So this could just be a lie to psych her out and make her doubt her abilities in order to give her opponent the upper hand.
The point is, we don't know for sure whether this future is the only future that can possibly happen. But given everything that these characters have been through, I'd like to think they can help Emma survive this. She just needs to open up about what's happening and turn this into a full team effort.
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