History Headscratchers / TheWizardOfOz

23rd Jan '16 6:18:36 PM 4power4
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** Oz The Great and Powerful is not canon to the 1939 film. None of that movie is "truth" in regards to the 1939 film.
22nd Jan '16 1:49:00 AM fearlessnikki
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** ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' shows that wicked witches can disguise themselves as beautiful.

** And there's also the fact that the witch is pretty powerful. They don't know if she can be shot. And if they try it and it ''doesn't'' work, then the witch would be all too happy to return the favour considerably.

** The recent ''Film/TheGreatAndPowerfulOz'' reveals why the Wicked Witch is particularly leery of being tricked by scarecrows.
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** The recent ''Film/TheGreatAndPowerfulOz'' ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' reveals why the Wicked Witch is particularly leery of being tricked by scarecrows.

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** Possibly she has to make sure she gets the shoes after Dorothy is dead. When the Witch of the East died, the shoes went to Dorothy rather than her or Glinda. The recent ''Film/TheGreatAndPowerfulOz'' reveals why the Wicked Witch is particularly leery of being tricked by scarecrows.working on trial and error, and has to make sure that the shoes don't go to someone else when Dorothy is dead.
16th Jan '16 2:23:24 AM 4power4
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* When The Wicked Witch is troubled by how to kill Dorothy so that she can take the shoes, she says: "This things must be done delicately, or you hurt the spell." What spell is she referring to?
16th Jan '16 2:21:22 AM 4power4
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** Because that's not how time works? The hourglass was just the countdown to when the witch would return to kill her. Flipping it wouldn't have postponed it or turned back time.
27th Nov '15 1:50:14 PM gaimanite.pkat
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** The Land of the Quadlings.
6th Sep '15 2:12:45 PM timemonkey
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** I always assumed she gave Dorothy the slippers for her protection. The witch will be gunning for her anyway for killing her sister and the slippers have some sort of protective enchantment on them, they zap the witch pretty good when she tries to take them even with Dorothy's permission. I assume this is the reason the witch doesn't try any direct magic on Dorothy, the slippers are protecting her.
2nd Sep '14 7:54:47 AM Sealionprincess7
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* Glinda basically sics the Wicked Witch on Dorothy by gluing the ruby slippers to her feet. She's either evil or an asshat. ** That's a plot hole introduced by the film, in multiple different regards -- first off, Glinda doesn't appear until the very end of the story, and it's the unnammed Good Witch of the North that first meets Dorothy. Second, in the book, she chooses to wear the Silver Shoes because her own shoes are too worn for the journey to the Emerald City and silver shoes would not wear out. The most anyone knows at that point is that the Wicked Witch of the East was proud of them, and they had some sort of charm attached to them. No-one knows what they do, exactly, or that anyone else might be after them. Third, the Wicked Witch of the West doesn't figure directly into the story until much later, so merely having the shoes clearly didn't make her a target. Now... as for why this was the case in the ''film''... I have no idea. Can anyone else help out?
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* Glinda basically sics the Wicked Witch on Dorothy by gluing the ruby slippers to her feet. She's either evil or an asshat. a troll. ** That's a plot hole introduced by the film, in multiple different regards -- first off, Glinda doesn't appear until the very end of the story, and it's the unnammed unnamed Good Witch of the North that first meets Dorothy. Second, in the book, she chooses to wear the Silver Shoes because her own shoes are too worn for the journey to the Emerald City and silver shoes would not wear out. The most anyone knows at that point is that the Wicked Witch of the East was proud of them, and they had some sort of charm attached to them. No-one knows what they do, exactly, or that anyone else might be after them. Third, the Wicked Witch of the West doesn't figure directly into the story until much later, so merely having the shoes clearly didn't make her a target. Now... as for why this was the case in the ''film''... I have no idea. Can anyone else help out?

** Think of it this way, the shoes needed to go on somebody to keep them away from the Witch. Dorothy is an outsider who's only desire is to go home, she has no interest in the shoes or their potential powers so there's little chance of her becoming corrupted by whatever powers they possessed. Also, the one time Dorothy and her friends failed to fix a problem put forth by the witch (the poppies) Glinda interveened and undid it herself. Dorothy was never in any real danger, the Witch even engineered her own death. Everyone wins, nobody was seriously hurt and Dorothy went home like she wanted.
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** Think of it this way, the shoes needed to go on somebody to keep them away from the Witch. Dorothy is an outsider who's only desire is to go home, she has no interest in the shoes or their potential powers so there's little chance of her becoming corrupted by whatever powers they possessed. Also, the one time Dorothy and her friends failed to fix a problem put forth by the witch (the poppies) Glinda interveened intervened and undid it herself. Dorothy was never in any real danger, the Witch even engineered her own death. Everyone wins, nobody was seriously hurt and Dorothy went home like she wanted.

*** Honestly I think people are to hard on Glinda, when I watch her I don't see a SadistTeacher. When I watch her guile in action I see someone like [[StarWars Master Yoda]], and nobody ever calls ''him'' sadistic.
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*** Honestly I think people are to too hard on Glinda, when I watch her I don't see a SadistTeacher. When I watch her guile in action I see someone like [[StarWars Master Yoda]], and nobody ever calls ''him'' sadistic.

** Presumably after her adventure, Dorothy has gained the brains to outsmart her, the heart to make her see reason, or failing that, the courage to kick her in the shins and run like hell.
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** Presumably after her adventure, Dorothy has gained the brains to outsmart her, the heart to make her see reason, or failing that, the courage to kick her in the shins and run like hell.for the hills.

** Tornados form through a variety of ways, such as two wind masses of opposing temperatures collide, and the winds are sufficiently strong to maintain them for a time without collapsing. Storms usually create that strong of a wind, but any wind can reach that strength through other factors.
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** Tornados Tornadoes form through a variety of ways, such as two wind masses of opposing temperatures collide, and the winds are sufficiently strong to maintain them for a time without collapsing. Storms usually create that strong of a wind, but any wind can reach that strength through other factors.

*** The Scarecrow has been hanging there for a VERY long time. Most likely, he's made conversation with other travellers, asking where they were going, where they were coming from, etc.
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*** The Scarecrow has been hanging there for a VERY long time. Most likely, he's made conversation with other travellers, travelers, asking where they were going, where they were coming from, etc.
23rd Aug '14 6:00:13 PM UmbraFractus
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** Not everyone who takes a certain road goes all the way to the end. It's plausible that all yellow brick roads lead to the Emerald City, but that there may be additional stops along the way that someone might want to go to.
14th Apr '14 3:55:53 AM Chilliwack
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*** Well, there's a CHANCE it could have been someone else that she crushed...
14th Apr '14 3:54:37 AM Chilliwack
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*** The Scarecrow has been hanging there for a VERY long time. Most likely, he's made conversation with other travellers, asking where they were going, where they were coming from, etc.

** The Scarecrow has been hanging there for a VERY long time. Most likely, he's made conversation with other travellers, asking where they were going, where they were coming from, etc.
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