The darkness was then removed from her 7-8 weeks later.The dark wizard Rumplestiltskin, determined to find his wayward son no matter what, had foreseen through his dark witchcraft that Emma's birth would be a catalyst for his plans of traveling to the Land Without Magic, where his son was living.Emma used to be mistrustful, due to the fact that Lily, her first and only best friend lied to Emma about her being in a group home, she does not like being lied to, when she found out from her parents, that she was born with the potential for darkness, and they put her darkness in Maleficent's daughter, she was hurt by what her parents had done, but most of all she was angry, when Snow White and Prince Charming refuse to take responsibility for their actions, instead they tried to justify their actions, this enraged her, as Emma became cold towards them, despite her cold demeanor she is a forgiving person.
After she was born, and the curse began consuming the palace, Snow White and Prince David reluctantly agreed to take Emma to the wardrobe and send her away from the Enchanted Forest, holding onto the hope that she would find them after the curse has been cast.
As a baby Pinocchio was tasked to protecting Emma as a baby while they were both in the foster care system, however he abandons her later on.
While she only acted dark when in Storybrooke, she still was able to hold her affection back for her son Henry or her boyfriend Killian.
Emma Swan is a deeply damaged woman, and a deeply conflicted woman.
The plan was to send Snow into the cupboard after it's completion while she was pregnant so that she would be able to protect her daughter.