Hope Swan-Jones is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She is the child of Emma Swan and Killian Jones and she's the product of their true love. She's also half-sister of Henry Mills, and granddaughter of Snow White and Prince Charming.



Hope is born to the savior, Emma Swan-Jones and her husband, former pirate, Killian Jones. She is half-sister to The Truest Believer Henry Mills.

Season 7

During a family day in the Jolly Roger with her husband and son, Emma discusses her desire to have a second chance in motherhood with Killian and while she’s nervous she might not get it, Killian reassures her everything will be okay. 

A few years later, after a desperate call for help from her son Henry, Emma arrives in the New Enchanted Forest and excitedly announces to her now-adult son that she and Killian are expecting their first child together. She assures Henry she’s fine, and the only reason she didn’t arrive with Killian, was because she'd acquiesced to his desire for her to rest. But she couldn’t wait any longer to share the couple's happy news with her son.

Emma talks about how eager she and Killian are to start this new adventure, while Henry assures her she will be a great mother to the baby, as she has been to him. When her son asks her how are things between her and Killian, she replies that the two of them are great and “a family, almost," clearly insinuating that the arrival of their child will complete their happy beginning. 

Due to Emma’s pregnancy, and to ensure their child’s safety, they make the decision to return to Storybrooke, despite the realization that they must once again say goodbye to Henry indefinitely. They use a magic bean to open a portal back to Storybrooke. The goodbye is bittersweet and Emma is heartbroken to leave Henry, who opts to remain in the New Enchanted Forest in order to find his story and chase after his own love. But they know they must return to Storybrooke, because that is where their home is, and is where they can best raise and protect their child. Killian throws the bean and the portal opens, while Emma and Killian’s joined hands go protectively over their child before returning back to Storybrooke to have their child and live their happy beginning.

The baby is later born in Storybrooke to her parents and is taken to Regina's coronation.


  • S7, E02: "A Pirate's Life" (Emma's pregnancy)
  • S7, E22: "Leaving Storybrooke"