So why does Rumpelstiltskin want a baby anyway?

I wondered if maybe he wanted to sell it on the black market, but he can spin gold from straw for crying outloud.  Who need black market baby money when you can do that?

What are YOUR thoughts?  And please, no historical context explanations, I’m looking for pure unadulterated speculation here.

3 Responses to “Rumpelstiltskin”

  1. Anne Ludlow says:

    I think he wanted to recruit more “people” for his business. Like all the games on facebook, you get more points for the more friends you have… And he’s saving up his points or gold or whatnot for his own kingdon where he can ask fair young damsels to do impossible tasks.

  2. Mindy says:

    He wanted to keep the baby and have it be his slave. To have it spin the gold instead of him.

  3. Kara says:

    For the same reason celebrities want babies — for the PR image. Face it, with the diva behavior (outrageous demands, tantrums), he could use the positive press. He’s simply following the footsteps of Angelina Jolie (who if you don’t recall, was better known for her crazy blood-wearing, knife-collecting, brother-kissing ways before she adopted kids and reinvented herself as an earth mother), like all the other adoption-crazy celebs are. He just isn’t as smooth in his execution of the plan.