Glinda is Hansel's girlfriend for a time, until Hansel gets himself transformed into a goldfish by Carabosse Briar. Glinda later enters a relationship with Will Scarlet, who abducts his long-lost daughter Rose and wants to be a family with Glinda and Rose. However, when Rose is kidnapped by Carabosse, Glinda goes along with Talia White and Poppy Briar to save her. During a skirmish at Carabosse's household, Glinda is forced to kill Will, who had been turned into a beast by Carabosse. In a fit of rage, Glinda defeats Carabosse and burns the wicked fairy to death. Afterwards, Glinda moves in with Talia and Rose's household, where she becomes acquainted with Dorian Gray. Glinda and Dorian fall for each other, and eventually get married. However, when Rose tries to kill Dorian, Glinda engages Rose in a spellcasting duel before she and Dorian flee the household and move into Oscar Diggs' old house. When Prince Charming dies, Glinda sees that Mona is distraught, and introduces her to Haydin in the hopes that they will hit it off together. Some time later, Rose finds Glinda and Dorian, and challenges Glinda to another duel. This time, however, Rose is backed by the power of Baba Yaga, and she defeats Glinda before banishing her somewhere far from the city and turning Dorian into a frog footman.
Living on the outskirts of the city, Glinda is approached by Frank Enstein, who wants her to resurrect his dead bride Elizabeth. Glinda agrees to try and bring back Elizabeth, but doubts her magical skills after her defeat at the hands of Rose. Glinda is later sought after by Gerda, who wants help to kill her stepdaughter Snow. Glinda refuses to kill Snow, but suggests that Gerda contacts Oscar Diggs.
- Glinda is based on the Good Witch of the South from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Her maiden name "Quadling" refers to Quadling Country, the southern region of Oz.