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21st Feb '17 1:05:15 PM BlindJustice-2515
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: All Glinda wanted was to trick Boq into leaving her alone. She never imagined Nessarose was so starved for affection that she would go so far as to become a tyrant to the Munchkins just to keep Boq at her side. Even when Glinda does try to amend her mistake, Nessa's already fallen into StalkerWithACrush territory.
19th Feb '17 10:30:24 AM Eievie
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* ByronicHeroine : Elphaba is morally ambiguous in the book, antisocial, emotionally sensitive, intelligent, against social norms, usually rude to people but affable with who is close to her.

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* ByronicHeroine : Elphaba is morally ambiguous in the book, antisocial, emotionally sensitive, intelligent, against social norms, usually rude to people but affable with who is close to her.



*PromotedToLoveInterest: Glinda never fancied Fiyero in the books. In fact, there's a scene there she specifically says how she ''doesn't'' fancy him!



* ArrangedMarriage: In the book he is arranged to be married when he is in Shiz. He ends up marrying her and having three children with his wife. That doesn't seem to stop him from having some "fun" with Elphaba in the Emerald City, as it's generally a loveless union. In the musical he ends up engaged to Glinda without being consulted about it first, and then promptly breaks it off when Elphaba shows up.

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* ArrangedMarriage: In the book he is arranged to be married when he is in Shiz. He ends up marrying her and having three children with his wife. That doesn't seem to stop him from having some "fun" with Elphaba in the Emerald City, as it's generally a loveless union. In the musical he ends up engaged to Glinda without being consulted about it first, and then promptly breaks it off when Elphaba shows up.
19th Feb '17 10:26:31 AM Eievie
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* AdaptationalHeroism: The book portrays the Wicked Witch as a more sympathetic character than L. Frank Baum's original, and then the musical in turn portrays her as even more sympathetic than the original ''Wicked''. In the book, she still becomes a heinous, tragically insane VillainProtagonist. The musical drops this characterization and puts her in a much more heroic light, making her a benevolent protagonist that's [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood more misunderstood than she is evil]].



** In the book it was stated that she had a long pointed chin, a rather mannish jaw, and Fiyero commented that she seemed to have a strange scar near her genitals. And that was before she went utterly insane and stopped sleeping all together, she probably looked like hell by then. Despite this, there are still indications that she's still rather good-looking, in an unconventional way -- her nose, while strong, is described as lovely, and both Galinda and Fiyero tell her she's pretty at separate points. Galinda even goes on about Elphaba's beautiful hair, and says that there's an "exotic" type of beauty about her after a mini-makeover. Elpahaba is described as looking like her mom, but with green skin, at least once in the books.
** In the musical, she only calls Elphaba pretty after "Popular", after she's Galinda-fied her with a flower and better hairstyling. Fiyero in the book refers to her as being "beautiful in her own way", meaning she's not conventionally attractive, and in the musical he finds her beautiful because he's "looking at things differently", which can be taken in multiple ways. The makeup designer flat-out states that "Elphaba is not ugly -- she's supposed to be beautiful. People just hate her because she's green." Notably, her ensemble changes entirely for the latter part of the play, as she drops the bulky boots, glasses and drab school outfit and switches to an extravagantly crafted black gown instead.

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** In the book it was stated that she had a long pointed chin, a rather mannish jaw, and Fiyero commented that she seemed to have a strange scar near her genitals. And that was before she went utterly insane and stopped sleeping all together, she probably looked like hell by then. Despite this, there are still indications that she's still rather good-looking, in an unconventional way -- her way--her nose, while strong, is described as lovely, and both Galinda and Fiyero tell her she's pretty at separate points. Galinda even goes on about Elphaba's beautiful hair, and says that there's an "exotic" type of beauty about her after a mini-makeover. Elpahaba is described as looking like her mom, but with green skin, at least once in the books.
** In the musical, she only calls Elphaba pretty after "Popular", after she's Galinda-fied her with a flower and better hairstyling. Fiyero in the book refers to her as being "beautiful in her own way", meaning she's not conventionally attractive, and in the musical he finds her beautiful because he's "looking at things differently", which can be taken in multiple ways. The makeup designer flat-out states that "Elphaba is not ugly -- she's ugly--she's supposed to be beautiful. People just hate her because she's green." Notably, her ensemble changes entirely for the latter part of the play, as she drops the bulky boots, glasses and drab school outfit and switches to an extravagantly crafted black gown instead.



* AdaptationalHeroism: Both the book and the musical portray the Wicked Witch as a more sympathetic character, but in the book, she still becomes a heinous, tragically insane VillainProtagonist. The musical drops this characterization and puts her in a much more heroic light, making her a benevolent protagonist that's [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood more misunderstood than she is evil]].


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*AdaptationalHeroism: Zigzagged. In both the book and the musical, Nessa isn't as bad as the Wicked Witch of the East in L. Frank Baum's original. She possesses sympathetic and admirable qualities, but these are ultimately overshadowed by her increasingly uncompromising and self-righteous nature.


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*GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: As the Ruler of Munchkinland.


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* AdaptationalSexuality: In the book, Nessa is pretty asexual, but in the musical, she's infatuated with Boq.


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*PromotedToLoveInterest: Nessa was never in love with him in the book.
19th Feb '17 9:37:37 AM Eievie
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* CallingTheOldManOut: ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Defying Gravity]]'' in the musical. Her role after the same moment in the book as well. [[spoiler: Although, she never actually learns that the Wizard is her biological father.]]

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* CallingTheOldManOut: ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Defying Gravity]]'' [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Defying Gravity"]] in the musical. Her role after the same moment in the book as well. [[spoiler: Although, [[spoiler:Although, she never actually learns that the Wizard is her biological father.]]



* [[spoiler: HumanMomNonhumanDad]]: [[spoiler: Well, her father '''is''' human, but he's not an Oz native like her mother is. The fact she was born of parents from "two different worlds" was said to be the reason she was so magically gifted. Also, the tonic the Wizard had in his possession and implied to be his own creation was apparently responsible for her coloring.]]

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* [[spoiler: HumanMomNonhumanDad]]: [[spoiler: Well, [[spoiler:HumanMomNonhumanDad]]: [[spoiler:Well, her father '''is''' human, but he's not an Oz native like her mother is. The fact she was born of parents from "two different worlds" was said to be the reason she was so magically gifted. Also, the tonic the Wizard had in his possession and implied to be his own creation was apparently responsible for her coloring.]]



* SanitySlippage: To different degrees in the musical vs. the book after [[spoiler: Fiyero's death]] causes her to snap. In the musical, she becomes unhinged and decidedly irrational in her actions but eventually recovers when a visit from Glinda, and [[spoiler: news that Fiyero managed to survive as the Scarecrow,]] helps bring her back down to earth. In the book she goes flat out insane.

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* SanitySlippage: To different degrees in the musical vs. the book after [[spoiler: Fiyero's [[spoiler:Fiyero's death]] causes her to snap. In the musical, she becomes unhinged and decidedly irrational in her actions but eventually recovers when a visit from Glinda, and [[spoiler: news [[spoiler:news that Fiyero managed to survive as the Scarecrow,]] helps bring her back down to earth. In the book she goes flat out insane.



* TraumaCongaLine: Not even counting what went down in the ''first act'', Elphaba has to deal with her beloved little sister not wanting to have anything to do with her anymore, saving the life of [[spoiler: Boq by turning him into a tin-man]] who forever resents her for it thereafter, her favorite teacher [[spoiler: losing his ability to speak human language]], her [[spoiler: sister]] getting ''murdered'', getting into a nasty spat with Glinda that puts them at odds with each other, and finally, watching [[spoiler: Fiyero]] be dragged off to be killed because of her, all the while being collectively despised and hunted for by the populace. Can anyone really blame her for going off the deep end by the time Dorothy came around?

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* TraumaCongaLine: Not even counting what went down in the ''first act'', Elphaba has to deal with her beloved little sister not wanting to have anything to do with her anymore, saving the life of [[spoiler: Boq [[spoiler:Boq by turning him into a tin-man]] who forever resents her for it thereafter, her favorite teacher [[spoiler: losing [[spoiler:losing his ability to speak human language]], her [[spoiler: sister]] [[spoiler:sister]] getting ''murdered'', getting into a nasty spat with Glinda that puts them at odds with each other, and finally, watching [[spoiler: Fiyero]] [[spoiler:Fiyero]] be dragged off to be killed because of her, all the while being collectively despised and hunted for by the populace. Can anyone really blame her for going off the deep end by the time Dorothy came around?



* DefrostingIceQueen: Though it wasn't intended as the good deed that it was seen as ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and it ends up backfiring]] ''[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished spectacularly]]'' when it turns out [[spoiler: that Nessa's a total {{Yandere}}]]), Galinda setting up Boq and Nessarose turned out to be the key to unlocking Elphaba's softer side, and the relationship between the two roommates changes almost instantly, at least in the musical version.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: She only fakes being melted, actually falling down a trap door, and escapes Oz with help from Fiyero, although the two can never return.]]

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Though it wasn't intended as the good deed that it was seen as ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and it ends up backfiring]] ''[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished spectacularly]]'' when it turns out [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that Nessa's a total {{Yandere}}]]), Galinda setting up Boq and Nessarose turned out to be the key to unlocking Elphaba's softer side, and the relationship between the two roommates changes almost instantly, at least in the musical version.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She only fakes being melted, actually falling down a trap door, and escapes Oz with help from Fiyero, although the two can never return.]]



* MagicMisfire: Elphaba causes these far more often than she'd like. Most notably, [[spoiler: her messing up an invulnerability spell in her panic and desperation to save Fiyero from being beaten to death, which ultimately turns him into a scarecrow.]]

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* MagicMisfire: Elphaba causes these far more often than she'd like. Most notably, [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her messing up an invulnerability spell in her panic and desperation to save Fiyero from being beaten to death, which ultimately turns him into a scarecrow.]]



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: She dies in the novel, but survives in the musical. See DisneyDeath.]]
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In ''No Good Deed'', she decides to stop trying to be good and instead be the Wicked Witch that everyone believes her to be.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She dies in the novel, but survives in the musical. See DisneyDeath.]]
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In ''No "No Good Deed'', Deed", she decides to stop trying to be good and instead be the Wicked Witch that everyone believes her to be.



* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Book Elphaba is strongly implied to have been born mildly intersex [[spoiler: despite successfully giving birth to a son later]], and suffer from some degree of gender dysphoria. Besides her "mannish" features, she occasionally seems to get a little confused about what equipment her body is "supposed" to have.

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* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Book Elphaba is strongly implied to have been born mildly intersex [[spoiler: despite [[spoiler:despite successfully giving birth to a son later]], and suffer from some degree of gender dysphoria. Besides her "mannish" features, she occasionally seems to get a little confused about what equipment her body is "supposed" to have.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: In the musical, at least. It takes until the end of the play, but Galinda eventually decides she's had enough of the Wizard and Morrible. She is directly responsible for ridding Oz of both of them in short order.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the musical, at least. It takes until the end of the play, but Galinda eventually decides she's had enough of the Wizard and Morrible. She is directly responsible for ridding Oz of both of them in short order.]]



-->'''Glinda''': And even in your case...though it's the ''toughest'' case I've yet to face..."\\
"And with an assist from me, to be who you'll be, instead of dreary who you were (well, ''are'')...

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-->'''Glinda''': And even in your case... though it's the ''toughest'' case I've yet to face..."\\
"And
\\
And
with an assist from me, to be who you'll be, instead of dreary who you were (well, ''are'')...



* DelusionsOfEloquence: A little bit in the play, though not nearly as severely as Madame Morrible.



** She has an even bigger one later, after [[spoiler: inadvertently contributing to Nessarose's death.]]
* HiddenDepths: In the fourth book, she protects Rain, who is working as a maid in her household. This appears to be an afterthought on her part - when forced to release most of her staff, she chooses Rain to spite her other maid - but she gradually realizes Rain's magical potential and enlists her aid in casting a spell. The HiddenDepths is proven at the end of the book, when it's shown that [[spoiler: Glinda knew exactly what she was doing the whole time, and even raised Rain like a parent before it became dangerous to do so]].

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** She has an even bigger one later, after [[spoiler: inadvertently [[spoiler:inadvertently contributing to Nessarose's death.]]
* HiddenDepths: In the fourth book, she protects Rain, who is working as a maid in her household. This appears to be an afterthought on her part - when part--when forced to release most of her staff, she chooses Rain to spite her other maid - but maid--but she gradually realizes Rain's magical potential and enlists her aid in casting a spell. The HiddenDepths is proven at the end of the book, when it's shown that [[spoiler: Glinda [[spoiler:Glinda knew exactly what she was doing the whole time, and even raised Rain like a parent before it became dangerous to do so]].



* ClingyJealousGirl: Fiyero suddenly running off with Elphaba causes Glinda to feel a dark enough jealousy that she gives Morrible information to lure out Elphaba that culminates in the death of [[spoiler: Elphaba's sister.]] This naturally leads to a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction from her.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Fiyero suddenly running off with Elphaba causes Glinda to feel a dark enough jealousy that she gives Morrible information to lure out Elphaba that culminates in the death of [[spoiler: Elphaba's [[spoiler:Elphaba's sister.]] This naturally leads to a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction from her.her.
* DelusionsOfEloquence: A little bit in the play, though not nearly as severely as Madame Morrible.



* VoiceTypes: A soprano -- the role in the musical was written for KristinChenoweth. Many notes were added (at her request) to the opening number just so she could hit some high notes.

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* VoiceTypes: A soprano -- the soprano--the role in the musical was written for KristinChenoweth. Many notes were added (at her request) to the opening number just so she could hit some high notes.



* [[spoiler: TheLostLenore: For Elphaba, as it is his death that triggers her descent into wickedness. Played straight in the book, but subverted in the musical where at the end he turns up alive as the Scarecrow.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: For Elphaba, as it is his death that triggers her descent into wickedness. Played straight in the book, but subverted in the musical where at the end he turns up alive as the Scarecrow.]]



* CrucifiedHeroShot: In the musical, him getting hoisted onto a pole with his arms stretched out and being carried into a cornfield to be tortured is the last we see of him. [[spoiler: Or so we think.]]

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* CrucifiedHeroShot: In the musical, him getting hoisted onto a pole with his arms stretched out and being carried into a cornfield to be tortured is the last we see of him. [[spoiler: Or [[spoiler:Or so we think.]]



* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: In the musical, he fakes his death and helps Elphaba to escape while at the same time FakingTheDead.]]

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* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the musical, he fakes his death and helps Elphaba to escape while at the same time FakingTheDead.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: His ultimate fate is alluded to many times up until TheReveal. He references being "brainless" in both of his songs, and a perceptive eye will notice in "Dancing Through Life" that [[spoiler: his choreography is based on the movement of a scarecrow on a pole.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: His ultimate fate is alluded to many times up until TheReveal. He references being "brainless" in both of his songs, and a perceptive eye will notice in "Dancing Through Life" that [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his choreography is based on the movement of a scarecrow on a pole.]]



* IronicEcho: When they get together, Fiyero has to convince Elphaba that he thinks she's beautiful. [[spoiler: At the end of the musical when Fiyero has been turned into a scarecrow, it's Elphaba who has to convince ''him'' that she still thinks he's beautiful.]]

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* IronicEcho: When they get together, Fiyero has to convince Elphaba that he thinks she's beautiful. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the end of the musical when Fiyero has been turned into a scarecrow, it's Elphaba who has to convince ''him'' that she still thinks he's beautiful.]]



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: He and Elphaba die in the book.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He and Elphaba die in the book.]]



* ClingyJealousGirl[=/=]{{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: She is willing to strip the Munchkins of their rights and keep any of them from leaving the country just to keep Boq with her and then curse away his heart when he expresses the desire to leave.]]
-->'''Nessa:''' You're going to lose your heart to ''me,'' I tell you! Even if I have to...I have to...'''[[spoiler:magic spell you!]]'''

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* ClingyJealousGirl[=/=]{{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She is willing to strip the Munchkins of their rights and keep any of them from leaving the country just to keep Boq with her and then curse away his heart when he expresses the desire to leave.]]
-->'''Nessa:''' You're going to lose your heart to ''me,'' I tell you! Even if I have to... I have to...to... '''[[spoiler:magic spell you!]]'''



* {{Adorkable}}: Especially around Glinda. [[spoiler: Then he's turned into the Tin Man...]]

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* {{Adorkable}}: Especially around Glinda. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then he's turned into the Tin Man...]]



* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler: Although Elphaba never finds out. The Wizard goes into something of a quiet VillainousBreakdown upon realizing that he's actually Elphaba's biological father, and thus sentenced his own daughter to death. Afterwards Glinda tells him to leave Oz and he goes willingly.]]

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* LukeYouAreMyFather: [[spoiler: Although [[spoiler:Although Elphaba never finds out. The Wizard goes into something of a quiet VillainousBreakdown upon realizing that he's actually Elphaba's biological father, and thus sentenced his own daughter to death. Afterwards Glinda tells him to leave Oz and he goes willingly.]]



%%* DelusionsOfEloquence



%%* DelusionsOfEloquence



* TalkingAnimal: [[spoiler: Which is the reason he ends up being the target of prejudice and the Wizard, as the Wizard doesn't like that animals in Oz can act like humans and wants to make them like normal animals in the "real" world.]]

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* TalkingAnimal: [[spoiler: Which [[spoiler:Which is the reason he ends up being the target of prejudice and the Wizard, as the Wizard doesn't like that animals in Oz can act like humans and wants to make them like normal animals in the "real" world.]]



* VerbalTic: A truly disturbing instance in the musical, [[spoiler: as he loses the ability to speak human language and starts reverting to animal noises]].

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* VerbalTic: A truly disturbing instance in the musical, [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as he loses the ability to speak human language and starts reverting to animal noises]].



* TheDitherer: Seems to go out of his way to avoid making decisions until some tragedy forces him to. Taken UpToEleven in the fourth book, where his stubborn refusal to act in his own interest ends up [[spoiler: removing Mombey's spells on himself and two other characters]].

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* TheDitherer: Seems to go out of his way to avoid making decisions until some tragedy forces him to. Taken UpToEleven in the fourth book, where his stubborn refusal to act in his own interest ends up [[spoiler: removing [[spoiler:removing Mombey's spells on himself and two other characters]].



* HiddenInPlainSight: To protect her from the Emperor's forces, her parents [[spoiler: magically disguise her green skin]] and place her in Lady Glinda's household. When soldiers take over her estate and camp there for months on end, she remains unnoticed.

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* HiddenInPlainSight: To protect her from the Emperor's forces, her parents [[spoiler: magically [[spoiler:magically disguise her green skin]] and place her in Lady Glinda's household. When soldiers take over her estate and camp there for months on end, she remains unnoticed.
19th Feb '17 9:28:38 AM Eievie
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Characters found in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''.
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[[folder:Elphaba Thropp]]
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the musical, she's much more beautiful than the ugly, hook-nosed witch that we're used to. The same can be said for Book!Elphaba, but only marginally (see BeautifulAllAlong).
* AdaptationalHeroism: Both the book and the musical portray the Wicked Witch as a more sympathetic character, but in the book, she still becomes a heinous, tragically insane VillainProtagonist. The musical drops this characterization and puts her in a much more heroic light, making her a benevolent protagonist that's [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood more misunderstood than she is evil]].
* {{Adorkable}}: In the first act of the musical. Oh, she's got a biting tongue alright, but she's also socially awkward and her attempts to interact with people, as well as her mannerisms when excited, come off as rather endearing.
* AntiHero: In the book, Elphaba is actually okay with innocent people being hurt while she's furthering her cause, and ends up going mad. Less so in the musical where she's more a HeroWithBadPublicity.

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[[folder:Elphaba Thropp]]
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the musical, she's much more beautiful than the ugly, hook-nosed witch that we're used to. The same can be said for Book!Elphaba, but only marginally (see BeautifulAllAlong).
* AdaptationalHeroism: Both
[[folder:Elphaba]]
!! Elphaba Thropp
!!!Both in
the book and the musical portray the Wicked Witch as a more sympathetic character, but in the book, she still becomes a heinous, tragically insane VillainProtagonist. The musical drops this characterization and puts her in a much more heroic light, making her a benevolent protagonist that's [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood more misunderstood than she is evil]].
* {{Adorkable}}: In the first act of the musical. Oh, she's got a biting tongue alright, but she's also socially awkward and her attempts to interact with people, as well as her mannerisms when excited, come off as rather endearing.
* AntiHero: In the book, Elphaba is actually okay with innocent people being hurt while she's furthering her cause, and ends up going mad. Less so in the musical where she's more a HeroWithBadPublicity.
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* [[spoiler:ChildByRape]]: In the book, at least. In the musical, it could be interpreted as both parties getting drunk/having a mutual love affair.



* DefrostingIceQueen: Though it wasn't intended as the good deed that it was seen as ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and it ends up backfiring]] ''[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished spectacularly]]'' when it turns out [[spoiler: that Nessa's a total {{Yandere}}]]), Galinda setting up Boq and Nessarose turned out to be the key to unlocking Elphaba's softer side, and the relationship between the two roommates changes almost instantly, at least in the musical version.
* DisneyDeath: In the musical. [[spoiler: She only fakes being melted, actually falling down a trap door, and escapes Oz with help from Fiyero, although the two can never return.]]
* EmotionallyTongueTied: In the Lion cub scene, Elphaba is so bewildered by the situation she starts blabbering frustratedly to Fiyero.
* EvilLaugh: Depending on the actress portraying her, she's had that distinctive cackle from as far back as her schooldays. Nearly all versions have her develop it by the time she's become infamous.
* FlowerInHerHair: Galinda puts one in her hair to show she can be pretty. Elphaba is so shocked by seeing herself as something other than repulsive, she runs off.



* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Book Elphaba is strongly implied to have been born mildly intersex [[spoiler: despite successfully giving birth to a son later]], and suffer from some degree of gender dysphoria. Besides her "mannish" features, she occasionally seems to get a little confused about what equipment her body is "supposed" to have.
* HeroicBSOD: The musical [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished gives her a truly]] '''[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished epic]]''' [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished breakdown.]]

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* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Book Elphaba is strongly implied to have been born mildly intersex [[spoiler: despite successfully giving birth to a son later]], and suffer from some degree of gender dysphoria. Besides her "mannish" features, she occasionally seems to get a little confused about what equipment her body is "supposed" to have.
* HeroicBSOD:
HeroicBSOD:
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The musical [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished gives her a truly]] '''[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished epic]]''' [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished breakdown.]]



* HeroWithBadPublicity: Musical Elphaba is this without a doubt. Book Elphaba however is more prone to morally questionable actions and is more along the lines of AntiHero.



* [[spoiler: HumanMomNonhumanDad]]: [[spoiler: Well, her father IS human, but he's not an Oz native like her mother is. The fact she was born of parents from "two different worlds" was said to be the reason she was so magically gifted. Also, the tonic the Wizard had in his possession and implied to be his own creation was apparently responsible for her coloring.]]

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* [[spoiler: HumanMomNonhumanDad]]: [[spoiler: Well, her father IS '''is''' human, but he's not an Oz native like her mother is. The fact she was born of parents from "two different worlds" was said to be the reason she was so magically gifted. Also, the tonic the Wizard had in his possession and implied to be his own creation was apparently responsible for her coloring.]]



* KnightInSourArmor: In the musical. She keeps fighting for what she believes is right even though she doesn't think it makes much difference.



* MagicMisfire: Elphaba causes these far more often than she'd like. Most notably, [[spoiler: her messing up an invulnerability spell in her panic and desperation to save Fiyero from being beaten to death, which ultimately turns him into a scarecrow.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: In her days at Shiz in the musical. She loses the glasses during the timeskip between acts I and II.



* PimpedOutDress: Her dress in the second half of the musical is meant to look like rags, but is pretty fancy, as the patchwork look required lots of beaded detail. An early version also had some ruffles and netting.



* {{Seer}}: Seems to have this power in the musical; When she's envisioning in her head what her life would be like working with the Wizard, she predicts the fact that there will be a celebration all to do with her. (though she doesn't predict that said celebration will be her ''funeral''.) She also senses her sister is in trouble upon seeing Dorothy's flying house.



* TheSnarkKnight: Eventually, in the musical. She's sarcastic and introverted from the start, but at first, she has a distinctly idealistic streak ("The Wizard and I") - after "Defying Gravity", she evolves into a genuine, cynical Snark Knight.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: She dies in the novel, but survives in the musical. See DisneyDeath.]]



* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In ''No Good Deed'', she decides to stop trying to be good and instead be the Wicked Witch that everyone believes her to be.



* TragicVillain: The entire musical shows how an ostracized girl slowly became evil because of how society treated her. What's even worse is the fact that she never really did anything to deserve this treatment other than have an odd skin color, reject someone's ideologies based on her moral principles, and unintentionally cause damage to those she tries to help. When she turns [[spoiler:Fiyero]] into a scarecrow, she finally snaps and fully embraces her evil nature.



* {{Tsundere}}: Has traits of one in the musical. She's very vitriolic to almost everyone upon first meeting, but she gets awkward and sweet around people who she hopes to impress or who show her kindness. She even gets this textbook tsundere line:
--> ''Where is [Fiyero] anyway? [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial N-not that I expected him to say goodbye to me...]]''



* VillainProtagonist: Not so much in the musical where she never fully crosses the line to become a true villain, but the book has her genuinely going insane from all the failures of her life, making her into a very malevolent being by the time Dorothy shows up. She stops sleeping entirely, stalks Dorothy, kills a woman, threatens her former friends and when Dorothy and co. finally get to her castle, she's fallen into utter desperation. Very sympathetic, yes, but still quite villainous.

to:


!!!In the musical:
* VillainProtagonist: Not so AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the musical, she's much more beautiful than the ugly, hook-nosed witch that we're used to. The same can be said for Book!Elphaba, but only marginally (see BeautifulAllAlong).
* AdaptationalHeroism: Both the book and the musical portray the Wicked Witch as a more sympathetic character, but in the book, she still becomes a heinous, tragically insane VillainProtagonist. The musical drops this characterization and puts her in a much more heroic light, making her a benevolent protagonist that's [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood more misunderstood than she is evil]].
* {{Adorkable}}: In the first act of the musical. Oh, she's got a biting tongue alright, but she's also socially awkward and her attempts to interact with people, as well as her mannerisms when excited, come off as rather endearing.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Though it wasn't intended as the good deed that it was seen as ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished and it ends up backfiring]] ''[[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished spectacularly]]'' when it turns out [[spoiler: that Nessa's a total {{Yandere}}]]), Galinda setting up Boq and Nessarose turned out to be the key to unlocking Elphaba's softer side, and the relationship between the two roommates changes almost instantly, at least
in the musical where she version.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: She only fakes being melted, actually falling down a trap door, and escapes Oz with help from Fiyero, although the two can
never fully crosses return.]]
* EmotionallyTongueTied: In
the line to become a true villain, but Lion cub scene, Elphaba is so bewildered by the book has her genuinely going insane situation she starts blabbering frustratedly to Fiyero.
* EvilLaugh: Depending on the actress portraying her, she's had that distinctive cackle
from as far back as her schooldays. Nearly all the failures of versions have her life, making her into a very malevolent being develop it by the time Dorothy shows up. She stops sleeping entirely, stalks Dorothy, kills a woman, threatens her former friends and when Dorothy and co. finally get to her castle, she's fallen become infamous.
* FlowerInHerHair: Galinda puts one in her hair to show she can be pretty. Elphaba is so shocked by seeing herself as something other than repulsive, she runs off.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Without a doubt--it's basically the premise of the show.
* KnightInSourArmor: In the musical. She keeps fighting for what she believes is right even though she doesn't think it makes much difference.
* MagicMisfire: Elphaba causes these far more often than she'd like. Most notably, [[spoiler: her messing up an invulnerability spell in her panic and desperation to save Fiyero from being beaten to death, which ultimately turns him
into utter desperation. Very sympathetic, yes, a scarecrow.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: In her days at Shiz in the musical. She loses the glasses during the timeskip between acts I and II.
* PimpedOutDress: Her dress in the second half of the musical is meant to look like rags,
but still quite villainous.is pretty fancy, as the patchwork look required lots of beaded detail. An early version also had some ruffles and netting.
* {{Seer}}: Seems to have this power in the musical; When she's envisioning in her head what her life would be like working with the Wizard, she predicts the fact that there will be a celebration all to do with her. (though she doesn't predict that said celebration will be her ''funeral''.) She also senses her sister is in trouble upon seeing Dorothy's flying house.
* TheSnarkKnight: She's sarcastic and introverted from the start, but at first, she has a distinctly idealistic streak ("The Wizard and I") -- after "Defying Gravity", she evolves into a genuine, cynical Snark Knight.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: She dies in the novel, but survives in the musical. See DisneyDeath.]]
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In ''No Good Deed'', she decides to stop trying to be good and instead be the Wicked Witch that everyone believes her to be.
* TragicVillain: The entire musical shows how an ostracized girl slowly became evil because of how society treated her. What's even worse is the fact that she never really did anything to deserve this treatment other than have an odd skin color, reject someone's ideologies based on her moral principles, and unintentionally cause damage to those she tries to help. When she turns [[spoiler:Fiyero]] into a scarecrow, she finally snaps and fully embraces her evil nature.
* {{Tsundere}}: Has traits of one in the musical. She's very vitriolic to almost everyone upon first meeting, but she gets awkward and sweet around people who she hopes to impress or who show her kindness. She even gets this textbook tsundere line:
-->'''Elphaba''': Where is [Fiyero] anyway? [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial N-not that I expected him to say goodbye to me...]]



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Book-verse, Fiyero calls her out on it. She's okay if "accidents" happen when trying to make her point.




!!!In the book:
* AntiVillain: In the book, Elphaba is actually okay with innocent people being hurt while she's furthering her cause, and ends up going mad.
* [[spoiler:ChildByRape]]: In the book, at least. In the musical, it still ''could'' be, with the line [[SlippingAMickey "have another drink of green elixir,"]] but it's more interpreted as both parties getting drunk and having a mutual love affair.
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Book Elphaba is strongly implied to have been born mildly intersex [[spoiler: despite successfully giving birth to a son later]], and suffer from some degree of gender dysphoria. Besides her "mannish" features, she occasionally seems to get a little confused about what equipment her body is "supposed" to have.
* VillainProtagonist: The book has her genuinely going insane from all the failures of her life, making her into a very malevolent being by the time Dorothy shows up. She stops sleeping entirely, stalks Dorothy, kills a woman, threatens her former friends and when Dorothy and co. finally get to her castle, she's fallen into utter desperation. Very sympathetic, yes, but still quite villainous.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Book-verse, Fiyero calls her out on it. She's okay if "accidents" happen when trying to make her point.
----



[[folder:Lady Glinda Upland]]

to:

[[folder:Lady [[folder:Glinda]]
!! Lady
Glinda Upland]]
Upland



-->"And even in your case...though it's the ''toughest'' case I've yet to face..."\\
"And with an assist from me, to be who you'll be, instead of dreary who you were (well, ''are'')..."

to:

-->"And -->'''Glinda''': And even in your case...though it's the ''toughest'' case I've yet to face..."\\
"And with an assist from me, to be who you'll be, instead of dreary who you were (well, ''are'')..."



* ClingyJealousGirl: In the musical. Fiyero suddenly running off with Elphaba causes Glinda to feel a dark enough jealousy that she gives Morrible information to lure out Elphaba that culminates in the death of [[spoiler: Elphaba's sister.]] This naturally leads to a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction from her.



* TheDitz: In the musical, although she gets better. In the books, she's actually very intelligent and capable.



* GenkiGirl: In the musical, especially during the "Popular" and "One Short Day" scenes.



* IncomingHam: Her first appearance in the flashback is her gliding onto the stage (thanks to sitting on a luggage cart), while singing several high notes.



* InnocentlyInsensitive: Glinda lacks tact and humility about her status in life (exemplified in her "Popular" number), but she never means to flaunt it maliciously in other people's faces, it's just how she is.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Beautifully {{parodied| trope}} when Glinda and Elphaba start slapping each other just before the {{Catfight}}. After the second slap, Glinda, wearing her bubble dress and tiara, starts flipping her wand around like a kung fu staff, in a display that falls under WhatTheFuAreYouDoing.
* LargeHam: The role practically calls out for this, especially compared to the more dour and sarcastic Elphaba. The song "Popular" is often the benchmark for any actress playing G(a)linda, as it involves a lot of hopping around, dancing, yodelling, and often bits of improvised comedy unique to that actress. Most later actresses took Kristin Chenoweth's performance and ''built'' on it, creating a series of zanier Glindas.



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: In the musical.



* ValleyGirl: Some actresses give her moments like this, particularly during "Popular".




!!!In the musical:
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Glinda lacks tact and humility about her status in life (exemplified in her "Popular" number), but she never means to flaunt it maliciously in other people's faces, it's just how she is.
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Beautifully {{parodied| trope}} when Glinda and Elphaba start slapping each other just before the {{Catfight}}. After the second slap, Glinda, wearing her bubble dress and tiara, starts flipping her wand around like a kung fu staff, in a display that falls under WhatTheFuAreYouDoing.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Fiyero suddenly running off with Elphaba causes Glinda to feel a dark enough jealousy that she gives Morrible information to lure out Elphaba that culminates in the death of [[spoiler: Elphaba's sister.]] This naturally leads to a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction from her.
* TheDitz: In the musical, although she gets better. In the books, she's actually very intelligent and capable.
* GenkiGirl: In the musical, especially during the "Popular" and "One Short Day" scenes.
* LargeHam: The role practically calls out for this, especially compared to the more dour and sarcastic Elphaba. The song "Popular" is often the benchmark for any actress playing G(a)linda, as it involves a lot of hopping around, dancing, yodelling, and often bits of improvised comedy unique to that actress. Most later actresses took Kristin Chenoweth's performance and ''built'' on it, creating a series of zanier Glindas.
** IncomingHam: Her first appearance in the flashback is her gliding onto the stage (thanks to sitting on a luggage cart), while singing several high notes.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: In the musical.
* ValleyGirl: Some actresses give her moments like this, particularly during "Popular".




!!!In the book:
*AmbiguouslyGay: In the book, she was never interested in Fiyero, and seemed as interested in Elphaba as she was in anyone. Aided by the fact that in the books, EveryoneIsBi.
----



[[folder:Fiyero Tigelaar/Tiggular]]

to:

[[folder:Fiyero Tigelaar/Tiggular]]
[[folder:Fiyero]]
!! Fiyero Tigelaar/Tiggular
!!!In both the book and the musical



* ArrangedMarriage: In the book he is arranged to be married when he is in Shiz. He ends up marrying her and having three children with his wife. That doesn't seem to stop him from having some "fun" with Elphaba in the Emerald City, as it's generally a loveless union. In the musical he ends up engaged to Glinda without being consulted about it first, and then promptly breaks it off when Elphaba shows up.

to:

* ArrangedMarriage: In DeadpanSnarker: He's no match for her, but Fiyero does have his share of witty remarks that will occasionally catch even Elphaba off guard.
* [[spoiler: TheLostLenore: For Elphaba, as it is his death that triggers her descent into wickedness. Played straight in
the book book, but subverted in the musical where at the end he is arranged to be married when he is turns up alive as the Scarecrow.]]
* LoveInterest: To Elphaba (and also Glinda
in Shiz. He ends up marrying her and having three children with the musical).
** SatelliteLoveInterest: Subverted. A lot of Fiyero's character does revolve around
his wife. That doesn't seem to stop him from having some "fun" relationships with Elphaba and Glinda, but unlike most examples he plays an important role in the Emerald City, as it's generally a loveless union. In plot, and goes through his own CharacterDevelopment arc.

!!!In
the musical he ends up engaged to Glinda without being consulted about it first, and then promptly breaks it off when Elphaba shows up. musical:



* BrainlessBeauty: Self-stated. He perpetuates this image so much that people actually become worried when he starts "thinking".

to:

* BrainlessBeauty: BrainlessBeauty[=/=]TheDitz: Self-stated. He perpetuates this image so much that people actually become worried when he starts "thinking".



* CompositeCharacter: In the Musical he's a mix of Book Fiyero (with his name, position of Prince, and role as Elphaba's love interest), while his personality is more along the lines of Avaric (and possibly Crope and Tibbett) taken UpToEleven. [[spoiler:Also he actually ''is'' the Scarecrow in the musical, whereas in the book, Elphaba entertains the possibility that he never died and was hiding in that Scarecrow suit only to learn that the Scarecrow is nothing more than a Scarecrow.]]

to:

* CompositeCharacter: In the Musical musical he's a mix of Book Fiyero Book!Fiyero (with his name, position of Prince, and role as Elphaba's love interest), while his personality is more along the lines of Avaric (and possibly Crope and Tibbett) taken UpToEleven. [[spoiler:Also he actually ''is'' the Scarecrow in the musical, whereas in the book, Elphaba entertains the possibility that he never died and was hiding in that Scarecrow suit only to learn that the Scarecrow is nothing more than a Scarecrow.]]



* DeadpanSnarker: He's no match for her, but Fiyero does have his share of witty remarks that will occasionally catch even Elphaba off guard.



* TheDitz



* FunnyForeigner: He first comes off as this in the book.



* HiddenDepths: So hidden that Fiyero HIMSELF was convinced of his shallowness. Elphaba calls him out on it.

to:

* HiddenDepths: So hidden that Fiyero HIMSELF ''himself'' was convinced of his shallowness. Elphaba calls him out on it.



* InSeriesNickname: In the book, Elphaba calls him "Yero, my hero" at one point. Fanfiction authors often have her still give him the nickname "Yero" in musical-based work.



* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: But only in the book.



* [[spoiler: TheLostLenore: For Elphaba, as it is his death that triggers her descent into wickedness. Played straight in the book, but subverted in the musical where at the end he turns up alive as the Scarecrow.]]



** Arguably he developed an interest in Elphaba the moment he met her. He just didn't realize it until later.
* LoveInterest: To Elphaba (and also Glinda in the musical).
** SatelliteLoveInterest: Subverted. A lot of Fiyero's character does revolve around his relationships with Elphaba and Glinda, but unlike most examples he plays an important role in the plot, and goes through his own CharacterDevelopment arc.



--> ''Life is painless for the brainless''
* ShrinkingViolet: In the book (contrasting sharply with the musical) he starts out kind of like this; he's stated to speak quietly and somewhat timidly.

to:

--> ''Life '''Fiyero''': Life is painless painless, for the brainless''
* ShrinkingViolet: In the book (contrasting sharply with the musical) he starts out kind of like this; he's stated to speak quietly and somewhat timidly.
brainless



* RebelPrince: He takes advantage of his royal privileges without actually showing any particular enthusiasm for his role as the heir to the throne of the Vinkus. As he falls deeper in love with Elphaba, he ends up abandoning that role completely.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's a prince, and by the second act of the musical, certainly not an idle one, considering he joins the Gale Force and actively participates in Oz's Witch hunts (if only to protect Elphaba from everyone else trying to kill her).



* StepfordSmiler: In the beginning of Act II, he, like Glinda, puts on a facade that he's enjoying his life and being against the Wicked Witch of the West, when the truth couldn't be further in the opposite direction.
** Even in Act I when they're in school, it's heavily implied Fiyero's devil-may-care attitude is a coverup for the fact he's unhappy.

to:

* StepfordSmiler: In the beginning of Act II, he, like Glinda, puts on a facade that he's enjoying his life and being against the Wicked Witch of the West, when the truth couldn't be further in the opposite direction. Even in Act I when they're in school, it's heavily implied Fiyero's devil-may-care attitude is a coverup for the fact he's unhappy.

!!!In the book:
* ArrangedMarriage: In the book he is arranged to be married when he is in Shiz. He ends up marrying her and having three children with his wife. That doesn't seem to stop him from having some "fun" with Elphaba in the Emerald City, as it's generally a loveless union. In the musical he ends up engaged to Glinda without being consulted about it first, and then promptly breaks it off when Elphaba shows up.

** Even * FunnyForeigner: He first comes off as this in Act I when they're in school, it's heavily implied Fiyero's devil-may-care attitude is a coverup for the fact book, especially at the beginning.
* InSeriesNickname: Elphaba calls him "Yero, my hero" at one point. Fanfiction authors often have her still give him the nickname "Yero" in musical-based work.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: Elphaba wants to believe itís a DisneyDeath, but itís not.
* ShrinkingViolet: In the book (contrasting sharply with the musical) he starts out kind of like this;
he's unhappy. stated to speak quietly and somewhat timidly.
* RebelPrince: He takes advantage of his royal privileges without actually showing any particular enthusiasm for his role as the heir to the throne of the Vinkus. As he falls deeper in love with Elphaba, he ends up abandoning that role completely.
----



[[folder:Nessarose Thropp]]
* ChurchMilitant: In the book.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Musical only, as seen below:
-->"You're going to lose your heart to ''me,'' I tell you! Even if I have to...I have to...'''[[spoiler:magic spell you[[folder:!]]"'''
* CruelMercy: In the book a Munchkin asks her to enchant a woodsman's ax so that it would kill him when he swings it. She said this would be cruel, so instead she enchants it so it simply cuts off his limbs. And thus the tin woodsman is born.
* DisabledLoveInterest: In the musical she was a lovely young girl in a wheelchair. Less so in the book, where she was a zealous girl who had functioning legs, but no arms to speak of, which puts a damper on finding love.

to:

[[folder:Nessarose Thropp]]
* ChurchMilitant: In the book.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Musical only, as seen below:
-->"You're going to lose your heart to ''me,'' I tell you! Even if I have to...I have to...'''[[spoiler:magic spell you[[folder:!]]"'''
* CruelMercy: In
[[folder:Nessarose]]
!!Nessarose Thropp
!!!Both in
the book a Munchkin asks her to enchant a woodsman's ax so that it would kill him when he swings it. She said this would be cruel, so instead she enchants it so it simply cuts off his limbs. And thus and the tin woodsman is born.
musical:
* DisabledLoveInterest: In the musical she was a lovely young girl in a wheelchair. Less so in the book, where she was a zealous girl who had functioning legs, but no arms to speak of, which puts a damper on finding love. Changing the lack of arms to a wheelchair was a PragmaticAdaptation.



* TheFundamentalist

to:

* TheFundamentalist[[spoiler:ThrowingOffTheDisability]]: Thanks to the [[spoiler:magic slippers (that Dorothy later obtains)]].

!!!In the musical:
* ClingyJealousGirl[=/=]{{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: She is willing to strip the Munchkins of their rights and keep any of them from leaving the country just to keep Boq with her and then curse away his heart when he expresses the desire to leave.]]
-->'''Nessa:''' You're going to lose your heart to ''me,'' I tell you! Even if I have to...I have to...'''[[spoiler:magic spell you!]]'''



* [[spoiler:ThrowingOffTheDisability]]: Thanks to the [[spoiler:magic slippers (that Dorothy later obtains)]].
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: At least in the musical, where she is willing to strip the Munchkins of their rights and keep any of them from leaving the country just to keep Boq with her and then curse away his heart when he expresses the desire to leave.]]

to:

* [[spoiler:ThrowingOffTheDisability]]: Thanks to
!!!In
the [[spoiler:magic slippers (that Dorothy later obtains)]].
book:
* [[spoiler:{{Yandere}}: At least in ChurchMilitant[=/=]TheFundamentalist: In the musical, where she is willing to strip book.
* CruelMercy: In
the Munchkins of their rights and keep any of them from leaving the country just to keep Boq with book a Munchkin asks her and then curse away his heart to enchant a woodsman's ax so that it would kill him when he expresses swings it. She said this would be cruel, so instead she enchants it so it simply cuts off his limbs. And thus the desire to leave.]]tin woodsman is born.
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!!Boq
!!!In the musical:



* DoggedNiceGuy: In the book he pursued Galinda for quite a while during his time in school. But eventually she set the record straight that it would never work out, and he gave up when she became more serious, and he grew up a bit.



* TheEveryman: In the book, he's a defining "this is what normal people are like" character, compared to the snobby Galinda (and her friends), sullen and sarcastic Elphaba, and whacky frat boys Avaric, Crope and Tibbett.



* HappilyMarried: In the book he winds up living a happy, yet mundane, life as a farmer, father, and husband.




!!!In the book:
* DoggedNiceGuy: In the book he pursued Galinda for quite a while during his time in school. But eventually she set the record straight that it would never work out, and he gave up when she became more serious, and he grew up a bit.
* TheEveryman: In the book, he's a defining "this is what normal people are like" character, compared to snobby Galinda and her friends, sullen and sarcastic Elphaba, and whacky frat boys Avaric, Crope and Tibbett.
* HappilyMarried: In the book he winds up living a happy, yet mundane, life as a farmer, father, and husband.
----



* AdaptationalBadass: In the book, he's an evil occultist rather than a carnival worker, and his knowledge of magic is much more formidable.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Was merely a dishonest conman in the original stories, rather than an outright villain. More sympathetic in the musical, though.
* AffablyEvil: In the musical at least.

to:

* AdaptationalBadass: In the book, he's an evil occultist rather than a carnival worker, and his knowledge of magic is much more formidable.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Was merely a dishonest conman
!!The Wizard
!!!Both
in the original stories, rather than an outright villain. More sympathetic in book and the musical, though.
* AffablyEvil: In the musical at least.
musical:



* BrokenPedestal: Elphaba idolizes him in the musical until she learns the truth.



* DrivenToSuicide: Although only suggested in the book. He fails, however.
* TheFaceless: [[spoiler:In the musical, in his appearances as the object of Elphaba's mother's affair.]]



* HeelRealization: In the musical.



* ManipulativeBastard: More so in the book than the musical. He is a con man, after all.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Depending on the actor portraying him in the musical, he can either be a despicable tyrant, or a misguided leader who genuinely believes that his actions are making things better in Oz.
* PuppetKing: To Madame Morrible in the musical.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the musical, he honestly ''wants'' to be "wonderful", and help others achieve their heart's desires, but fails miserably. He reaches near JerkassWoobie levels when he realizes [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the full extent of his failures]].




!!!In the musical:
* AffablyEvil: In the musical at least.
* BrokenPedestal: Elphaba idolizes him in the musical until she learns the truth.
* TheFaceless: [[spoiler:In his appearances as the object of Elphaba's mother's affair.]]
* HeelRealization: In the musical.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Depending on the actor portraying him in the musical, he can either be a despicable tyrant, or a misguided leader who genuinely believes that his actions are making things better in Oz.
* PuppetKing: To Madame Morrible in the musical.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the musical, he honestly ''wants'' to be "wonderful", and help others achieve their heart's desires, but fails miserably. He reaches near JerkassWoobie levels when he realizes [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the full extent of his failures]].

!!!In the book:
* AdaptationalBadass: In the book, he's an evil occultist rather than a carnival worker, and his knowledge of magic is much more formidable.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Was merely a dishonest conman in the original L. Frank Baum stories, rather than an outright villain.
* DrivenToSuicide: Although only suggested. He fails, however.
* ManipulativeBastard: He is a con man, after all.
----



%%* AltoVillainess
* BigBadFriend: To Elphaba in the musical.

to:

%%* AltoVillainess
* BigBadFriend: To Elphaba
!!Madame Morrible
!!!Both
in the musical.book and the musical:



* LargeHam: In the musical. In a WorldOfHam, she stands out the most.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Woman Behind The Man]]: In the musical. In the book she works with The Wizard, but by the time Elphaba becomes a witch, she has retired.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Epically subverted--in the book, she dies at some point (it's never made clear if Elphaba killed her or if she was dead before she showed up). In the musical, she survives, but Glinda orders for her to be thrown in prison.



* VoiceTypes: Like most older female characters, she's an alto.

to:


!!!In the musical:
* BigBadFriend: To Elphaba in the musical.
* LargeHam: In a WorldOfHam, she stands out the most.
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Woman Behind The Man]]: In the musical. In the book she works with The Wizard, but by the time Elphaba becomes a witch, she has retired.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Epically subverted--in the book, she dies at some point (it's never made clear if Elphaba killed her or if she was dead before she showed up). In the musical, she survives, but Glinda orders for her to be thrown in prison.
* VoiceTypes: Like most older female characters, she's an alto.alto, and an AltoVillainess at that.



----



!!Doctor Dillamond
!!!Both in the book and the musical:



* KilledOffForReal: In the book, [[spoiler:he is murdered on Madame Morrible's orders.]]



* SparedByTheAdaptation: He [[spoiler:isn't killed]] in the musical; instead, he loses his job at Shiz and eventually [[spoiler:loses his ability to speak]].




!!!In the musical
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He [[spoiler:isn't killed]] in the musical; instead, he loses his job at Shiz and eventually [[spoiler:loses his ability to speak]].




!!!In the book:
* KilledOffForReal: In the book, [[spoiler:he is murdered on Madame Morrible's orders.]]
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[[folder:Dorothy Gale]]
* TheAtoner: In the novel, [[spoiler:Dorothy was touted as the leader of the witch-hunters. Indeed, she sought out Elphaba under the pretense of planning to kill her, but in reality, all she wanted was to sincerely apologize to Elphaba for what happened to her sister.]]

to:

[[folder:Dorothy Gale]]
* TheAtoner: In
[[folder:Dorothy]]
!!Dorothy Gale
!!!Both in
the novel, [[spoiler:Dorothy was touted as book and the leader of the witch-hunters. Indeed, she sought out Elphaba under the pretense of planning to kill her, but in reality, all she wanted was to sincerely apologize to Elphaba for what happened to her sister.]]musical:



* TheDogBitesBack: In the fourth book.
* TheFaceless: In the musical, we only ever see her silhouette.
* GoodIsBoring: Liir's crush on her didn't last very long after leaving Kiamo Ko. He found that nice girls raised on a farm don't make for particularly interesting people.
** Not only that, but he finds there is something rather fake about all her goodness. Something that is commented on by several characters (but then again, [[InformedFlaw it never really comes up]]).



* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: In the musical. The most we get is a silhouette.

to:


!!!In the musical:
* [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen She Who Must Not Be Seen]]: TheFaceless: In the musical. The most musical, we get only ever see her silhouette.

!!!In the books:
* TheAtoner: In the novel, [[spoiler:Dorothy was touted as the leader of the witch-hunters. Indeed, she sought out Elphaba under the pretense of planning to kill her, but in reality, all she wanted was to sincerely apologize to Elphaba for what happened to her sister.]]
* GoodIsBoring: Liir's crush on her didn't last very long after leaving Kiamo Ko. He found that nice girls raised on a farm don't make for particularly interesting people. Not only that, but he finds there
is a silhouette.something rather fake about all her goodness. Something that is commented on by several characters (but then again, [[InformedFlaw it never really comes up]]).
* TheDogBitesBack: In the fourth book.



* UnwittingPawn: As mentioned above.

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* UnwittingPawn: As mentioned above.----



----
----

!Book-only characters



!!Liir



%%* BornAsAnAdult

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%%* BornAsAnAdult!!Yackle



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Inverted. She looks ancient, but she was born old and pruny, she did live Elphaba's entire lifespan and beyond though.

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Inverted. She looks ancient, but she was [[BornAsAnAdult born old and pruny, pruny]], she did live Elphaba's entire lifespan and beyond though.



[[folder:Brr, The Cowardly Lion]]

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[[folder:Brr, [[folder:Brr]]
!!Brr,
The Cowardly Lion]]Lion



[[folder:Shell Thropp]]

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[[folder:Shell Thropp]][[folder:Shell]]
!!Shell Thropp



[[folder:Avaric Tenmeadows]]

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[[folder:Avaric Tenmeadows]][[folder:Avaric]]
!!Avaric Tenmeadows



[[folder:Crope and Tibbett]]
* AdaptedOut: Of the musical.

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[[folder:Crope and & Tibbett]]
!!Crope and Tibbett
* AdaptedOut: : Of the musical.



[[folder: Oziandra "Rain" Thropp]]

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[[folder: Oziandra [[folder:Rain]]
!!Oziandra
"Rain" Thropp]]Thropp



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%%* ManipulativeBastard

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%%* ManipulativeBastard* ManipulativeBastard: More so in the book than the musical. He is a con man, after all.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Depending on the actor portraying him in the musical, he can either be a despicable tyrant, or a misguided leader who genuinely believes that his actions are making things better in Oz.
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%%* FantasticRacist

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%%* FantasticRacist* FantasticRacist: He detests the idea of talking animals, and strives to ensure that they remain mindless creatures that don't possess any human qualities, like in the "real world".



* VillainWithGoodPublicity

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* VillainWithGoodPublicityVillainWithGoodPublicity: The so called "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is no more than an amoral con man that rules over the land like a dictator.
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the musical, she's much more beautiful than the ugly, hook-nosed witch that we're used to. The same can be said for Book!Elphaba, but only marginally (see BeautifulAllAlong).
* AdaptationalHeroism: Both the book and the musical portray the Wicked Witch as a more sympathetic character, but in the book, she still becomes a heinous, tragically insane VillainProtagonist. The musical drops this characterization and puts her in a much more heroic light, making her a benevolent protagonist that's [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood more misunderstood than she is evil]].



* TragicVillain: The entire musical shows how an ostracized girl slowly became evil because of how society treated her. What's even worse is the fact that she never really did anything to deserve this treatment other than have an odd skin color, reject someone's ideologies based on her moral principles, and unintentionally cause damage to those she tries to help. When she turns [[spoilerFiyero]] into a scarecrow, she finally snaps and fully embraces her evil nature.

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* TragicVillain: The entire musical shows how an ostracized girl slowly became evil because of how society treated her. What's even worse is the fact that she never really did anything to deserve this treatment other than have an odd skin color, reject someone's ideologies based on her moral principles, and unintentionally cause damage to those she tries to help. When she turns [[spoilerFiyero]] [[spoiler:Fiyero]] into a scarecrow, she finally snaps and fully embraces her evil nature.


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* CompositeCharacter: In the musical, he becomes [[spoiler:the Tin Man]] after Elphaba casts a spell on him. In both the novel and the original [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz L. Frank Baum story]], the two are separate characters.


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* HeroAntagonist: He essentially becomes one after [[spoiler:turning into the Tin Man]] in the musical. During "March of the Witch Hunters", he becomes utterly hostile towards Elphaba, calling her out for casting a spell on him and [[spoiler:turning him into tin (even though she only did it to save his life)]].


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: He [[spoiler:isn't killed]] in the musical; instead, he loses his job at Shiz and eventually [[spoiler:loses his ability to speak]].
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* SanitySlippage: To different degrees in the musical vs. the book after [[spoiler: Fiyero's death]] causes her to snap. In the musical she becomes unhinged and decidedly irrational in her actions but eventually recovers when a visit from Glinda, and [[spoiler: news that Fiyero managed to survive as the Scarecrow,]] helps bring her back down to earth. In the book she goes flat out insane.

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* SanitySlippage: To different degrees in the musical vs. the book after [[spoiler: Fiyero's death]] causes her to snap. In the musical musical, she becomes unhinged and decidedly irrational in her actions but eventually recovers when a visit from Glinda, and [[spoiler: news that Fiyero managed to survive as the Scarecrow,]] helps bring her back down to earth. In the book she goes flat out insane.



* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In ''No Good Deed''.

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In ''No Good Deed''.Deed'', she decides to stop trying to be good and instead be the Wicked Witch that everyone believes her to be.



* TragicVillain

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* TragicVillainTragicVillain: The entire musical shows how an ostracized girl slowly became evil because of how society treated her. What's even worse is the fact that she never really did anything to deserve this treatment other than have an odd skin color, reject someone's ideologies based on her moral principles, and unintentionally cause damage to those she tries to help. When she turns [[spoilerFiyero]] into a scarecrow, she finally snaps and fully embraces her evil nature.
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!!Elphaba Thropp

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!!Elphaba Thropp%%
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Characters found in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''.
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[[folder:Elphaba Thropp]]




!!Galinda Arduenna Upland, Lady Chuffrey

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\n!!Galinda Arduenna Upland, Lady Chuffrey\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Lady Glinda Upland]]



* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: She undergoes both.

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* FaceHeelTurn / HeelFaceTurn: %%* FaceHeelTurn[=/=]HeelFaceTurn: She undergoes both.




!!Fiyero Tiggular/Tigelaar

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\n!!Fiyero Tiggular/Tigelaar\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fiyero Tigelaar/Tiggular]]




!!Nessarose Thropp

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\n!!Nessarose Thropp[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nessarose Thropp]]



-->"You're going to lose your heart to ''me,'' I tell you! Even if I have to...I have to...'''[[spoiler:magic spell you!!!]]"'''

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-->"You're going to lose your heart to ''me,'' I tell you! Even if I have to...I have to...'''[[spoiler:magic spell you!!!]]"'''you[[folder:!]]"'''




!!Boq

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\n!!Boq[[/folder]]

[[folder:Boq]]



* [[spoiler:EmergencyTransformation: He's the musical's version of the Tin Man through this, after Nessa magically curses away his heart in a fit of jealousy and Elphaba in panic tries to save him.]]

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* [[spoiler:EmergencyTransformation: He's EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:He's the musical's version of the Tin Man through this, after Nessa magically curses away his heart in a fit of jealousy and Elphaba in panic tries to save him.]]




!!The Wizard

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\n!!The Wizard[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Wizard]]



* [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racist]]

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* [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racist]]%%* FantasticRacist



* ManipulativeBastard

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* %%* ManipulativeBastard



* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the musical, he honestly ''wants'' to be "wonderful", and help others achieve their heart's desires, but fails miserably. He reaches near JerkassWoobie levels when he realizes [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the full extent of his failures.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the musical, he honestly ''wants'' to be "wonderful", and help others achieve their heart's desires, but fails miserably. He reaches near JerkassWoobie levels when he realizes [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone the full extent of his failures.]]failures]].




!!Madame Morrible
* AltoVillainess

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\n!!Madame Morrible\n* [[/folder]]

[[folder:Madame Morrible]]
%%*
AltoVillainess



* DelusionsOfEloquence
* [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racist]]: Towards Animals.

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* %%* DelusionsOfEloquence
* [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racist]]: FantasticRacist: Towards Animals.




!!Professor Dillamond

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\n!!Professor Dillamond[[/folder]]

[[folder:Doctor Dillamond]]




!!Dorothy

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\n!!Dorothy[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dorothy Gale]]




!!Liir

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\n!!Liir[[/folder]]

[[folder:Liir]]



* NonActionGuy / ActionSurvivor: Does surprisingly little, compared to his mom. He's more the type of guy stuff just ''happens'' to.

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* NonActionGuy / ActionSurvivor: NonActionGuy[=/=]ActionSurvivor: Does surprisingly little, compared to his mom. He's more the type of guy stuff just ''happens'' to.




!!Yackle
* BornAsAnAdult
* CoolOldLady
* NeverMessWithGranny
* StealthMentor

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\n!!Yackle\n* [[/folder]]

[[folder:Yackle]]
%%*
BornAsAnAdult
* %%* CoolOldLady
* %%* NeverMessWithGranny
* %%* StealthMentor



* YoungerThanTheyLook

!!Brr, The Cowardly Lion

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* YoungerThanTheyLook

!!Brr,
%%* YoungerThanTheyLook
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[[folder:Brr,
The Cowardly LionLion]]



* DeadpanSnarker

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker



* IntrepidReporter: Kinda

!!Shell Thropp
* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: In the fourth book.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: Seems to be, if we take the four books as one story. Made confusing due to the below tropes.
* ChekhovsGunman

!!Avaric

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* %%* IntrepidReporter: Kinda

!!Shell Thropp
Kinda.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shell Thropp]]
* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: In AGodAmI: [[spoiler:In the fourth book.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]: Seems BigBad: [[spoiler:Seems to be, if we take the four books as one story. Made confusing due to the below tropes.
* ChekhovsGunman

!!Avaric
tropes.]]
%%* ChekhovsGunman
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Avaric Tenmeadows]]




!!Crope and Tibbett

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\n!!Crope [[/folder]]

[[folder:Crope
and TibbettTibbett]]




!! Rain, aka Oziandra Osqa'ami

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\n!! Rain, aka [[/folder]]

[[folder:
Oziandra Osqa'ami"Rain" Thropp]]
Also known as Oziandra Osqa'ami and Rainary Ko.
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* HollywoodAutism: Averted. Rain seems to have a fairly realistic portrayal of high-functioning autism, though it is not named as such due to the lack of psychologists in the setting. She pays little attention to people, doesn't make eye contact, focuses on objects and animals, and is thought to be mentally challenged at first. As she grows, she learns how to better interact with people, largely through careful observation, and her intelligence gradually becomes evident.

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* HollywoodAutism: Averted. Rain seems to have a fairly realistic portrayal of high-functioning autism, though it is not named as such due to the lack of psychologists in the setting. She pays little attention to people, doesn't make eye contact, focuses on objects and animals, and is thought to be mentally challenged at first. As she grows, she learns how to better interact with people, largely through careful observation, and her intelligence gradually becomes evident.


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