History Headscratchers / TheWizardOfOz

5th Aug '16 9:56:04 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* Speaking of which, what's the deal with that hourglass? At first it seems to be just a big hourglass, but when the Witch throws it from a height, it explodes.






** It's been suggested it's where the Good Witch Of The North lives as she flies off there after talking to Dorothy (although she flies in from the other direction). In the books, Glinda's world has a red theme.



** The Sapphire City (based on the color of the road and a guess, as far as I know it doesn't actually exist), Hell (red road, and there would be the convenient pun of Toto going to hell in a handbasket for bad behavior, East Munchkinland could have just been there for the spiral pattern, and trailed of shortly after leaving the town... square. Circle. whatever), or The Desert (Most likely after East Munchkinland Town, considering it surrounds the entirety of Oz, at least in the books).
** It's been suggested it's where the Good Witch Of The North lives as she flies off there after talking to Dorothy (although she flies in from the other direction). In the books, Glinda's world has a red theme.
** The Land of the Quadlings.

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** Possibly:
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The Sapphire City (based on the color of the road and a guess, as far as I know it doesn't actually exist), exist),
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Hell (red road, and there would be the convenient pun of Toto going to hell in a handbasket for bad behavior, East Munchkinland could have just been there for the spiral pattern, and trailed of shortly after leaving the town... square. Circle. whatever), or whatever)
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The Desert (Most likely after East Munchkinland Town, considering it surrounds the entirety of Oz, at least in the books).
** It's been suggested it's where the Good Witch Of The North lives as she flies off there after talking to Dorothy (although she flies in from the other direction). In the books, Glinda's world has a red theme.
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*** The Land of the Quadlings.Quadlings.





















* For what it's worth, in the (presumably) non-canon crossover with ''Tom and Jerry'', they take one of the other roads, and discover that although they are meant to merge back into the main road, they have fallen into disrepair and are thus extremely dangerous.



**** Would he remember it, though? And if other travelers chatted with him at length before as you suggest, how come no one untied him before Dorothy arrived?









** How can a Lion talk? How can a man made of straw live? How can a man be made of tin? It's a fantasy world and has fantasy rules. Oz has stranger things than a witch with no bodily fluids. However, other mediums have attempted to explain this. In Wicked, for example, the witch does have bodily fluids, but pure water is what can hurt or kill her. She can eat and drink and touch anything so long as it isn't pure water. So assuming that were the case, the witch would be fine.

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*** Ahem, AWizardDidIt. Literally. (Well, a witch.)
** How can a Lion talk? How can a man made of straw live? How can a man be made of tin? It's a fantasy world and has fantasy rules. Oz has stranger things than a witch with no bodily fluids. However, other mediums have attempted to explain this. In Wicked, for example, the witch does have bodily fluids, but pure water is what can hurt or kill her. She can eat and drink and touch anything so long as it isn't pure water. So assuming that were the case, the witch would be fine.fine.
*** That doesn't fit with the original book at all, though. The water that melted her in the book was the lion's tears, collected by Dorothy. Tear water is not pure, but salted.
28th Jun '16 8:03:20 PM 4power4
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** How does she still function if she doesn't have water?

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** How does she still function if she doesn't have water?water?
** How can a Lion talk? How can a man made of straw live? How can a man be made of tin? It's a fantasy world and has fantasy rules. Oz has stranger things than a witch with no bodily fluids. However, other mediums have attempted to explain this. In Wicked, for example, the witch does have bodily fluids, but pure water is what can hurt or kill her. She can eat and drink and touch anything so long as it isn't pure water. So assuming that were the case, the witch would be fine.
26th Jun '16 4:02:30 AM k410ren
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** Actually, the witch isn't made of water at all. The original book clearly states that she was so evil that her body had completely dried up many years ago.

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** Actually, the witch isn't made of water at all. The original book clearly states that she was so evil that her body had completely dried up many years ago.ago.
** How does she still function if she doesn't have water?
25th Jun '16 12:41:06 PM 4power4
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* Ok, if the Wicked Witch of the West dissolves in water, how come she hasn't melted already? [[BizarreAlienBiology Unless she's an alien]], she's mostly made of water, like most humans.

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* Ok, if the Wicked Witch of the West dissolves in water, how come she hasn't melted already? [[BizarreAlienBiology Unless she's an alien]], she's mostly made of water, like most humans.humans.
** Actually, the witch isn't made of water at all. The original book clearly states that she was so evil that her body had completely dried up many years ago.
24th Jun '16 7:51:04 PM k410ren
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* Ok, if the Wicked Witch of the West dissolves in water, how come she hasn't melted already? [[BizarreAlienBiology Unless she's an alien]], she's mostly made of water.

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* Ok, if the Wicked Witch of the West dissolves in water, how come she hasn't melted already? [[BizarreAlienBiology Unless she's an alien]], she's mostly made of water.water, like most humans.
24th Jun '16 7:50:15 PM k410ren
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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 Witch is working on trial and error, and has to make sure that the shoes don't go to someone else when Dorothy is dead.

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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 Witch is working on trial and error, and has to make sure that the shoes don't go to someone else when Dorothy is dead.dead.
* Ok, if the Wicked Witch of the West dissolves in water, how come she hasn't melted already? [[BizarreAlienBiology Unless she's an alien]], she's mostly made of water.
23rd May '16 1:19:55 PM rjung
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*** GoodIsNotNice
21st Mar '16 5:55:34 PM Unicorndance
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** Maybe that was Glinda's catty way of saying she thinks Dorothy is plain looking.

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** Maybe that was Glinda's catty mean way of saying she thinks Dorothy is plain looking.looking.
*** But she's a ''good'' witch.



*** And the whole pink-with-red-hair-is-bad thing is YOUR opinion.



** Oz The Great and Powerful is not canon to the 1939 film. None of that movie is "truth" in regards to the 1939 film.



** What do you mean "the heart to make her see reason?" It was heart that made her want to protect Toto in the first place.



** There is also the whole "turned into a witch and a house fell on her" thing...

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** There is also the whole "turned into a witch and a house fell on her" thing...theory, stating she was the Witch of the East...



** 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.

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** 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.favor considerably.
** Maybe the Munchkins want to avoid shooting if they can.



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

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** The recent ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' reveals why the Wicked Witch is particularly leery of being tricked by scarecrows.
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 Witch is working on trial and error, and has to make sure that the shoes don't go to someone else when Dorothy is dead.
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