History Literature / TheWonderfulWizardOfOz

22nd Nov '17 1:39:54 PM Twiddler
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* AWizardDidIt: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the overall Oz chronicles, many of the witches [[{{mythopoeia}} fulfill the same niche]] as [[TheMaker creator gods and godlings]] in most other fantasy universes and many real world religions, particularly the [[FantasyPantheon Good Witches of the North and South]].


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* AWizardDidIt: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the overall Oz chronicles, many of the witches [[{{mythopoeia}} fulfill the same niche]] as [[TheMaker creator gods and godlings]] in most other fantasy universes and many real world religions, particularly the [[FantasyPantheon Good Witches of the North and South]].
20th Nov '17 5:23:49 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* GracefulLoser: The Wicked Witch of the West accepts her fate once it's clear that she's screwed on account of that convenient bucket of water. Her parting words to Dorothy, in which she admits that Dorothy caught her completely by surprise but beat her fair and square nonetheless, even say as much.
-->'''Wicked Witch of the West''': Well, in a few minutes I shall be all melted, and you will have the castle to yourself. I have been wicked in my day, but I never thought a little girl like you would ever be able to melt me and end my wicked deeds. Look out—here I go!



* LaserGuidedKarma: The Wicked Witch steals one of Dorothy's silver slippers with a surprise attack, and is herself done in by a surprise attack courtesy of Dorothy almost as quickly.



* LogicalWeakness: The Scarecrow, being cloth and straw, is afraid of fire. The Tin Woodman will rust at the joints and become unable to move if he is in prolonged contact with water.

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* LogicalWeakness: The Scarecrow, being cloth and straw, is afraid of fire. The Tin Woodman will rust at the joints and become unable to move if he is in prolonged contact with water. One explanation for the Witch of the West's weakness to water, as offered by a popular theory, is that the Witch is all but made of brown sugar, and given sugar's reaction to water...
9th Nov '17 9:19:48 AM dlchen145
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* PunchClockVillain: The Winged Monkeys and the Winky soldiers the Wicked Witch sends after Dorothy and her friends have no real hate against the group. The Winkies are simply her slaves, while the Winged Monkeys must follow any orders they are given because the Witch holds the Golden Cap.
7th Oct '17 5:24:42 AM Snicka
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* MonsterFacade: The Cowardly Lion is afraid of almost everything, but once he realized that every creature in the forest ran from him because they assumed he was a ferocious lion, he ran with the facade in the hopes that no one would actually call his bluff and challenge him.
2nd Oct '17 10:19:09 AM DG89
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* NiceShoes: The Silver Shoes, which once belonged to the Wicked Witch of the East, are now in the possession of Dorothy.
24th Sep '17 1:48:00 PM Theriocephalus
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* BondVillainStupidity: The Wicked Witch of the West is too concerned about self-preservation to even try to steal Dorothy's silver slippers (due to her fear of the dark and her weakness against water). Of course, she later wises up and steals one slipper using a cheap shot (read: invisible brick). Unfortunately for her, when Dorothy's slippers are messed with, it's a BerserkButton; Dorothy swiftly retaliates by weaponizing the Witch's weakness and mopping up the remains.
** Justified - In the novel, the Good Witch of the North put a protection spell on Dorothy in addition to granting her the shoes. This is why both the Winged Monkeys and the Witch are afraid to harm her. Of course, that didn't prevent the Witch in either version from torturing Dorothy's ''friends'' to get her compliance. [[note]] In [[Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand Volkov's version]], the silver shoes themselves protect Ellie (Dorothy) from harm, and she never removes them, even when sleeping.[[/note]]

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* BondVillainStupidity: The Wicked Witch of the West is too concerned about self-preservation to even try to steal Dorothy's silver slippers (due to her fear of the dark and her weakness against water). Of course, she later wises up and steals one slipper using a cheap shot (read: invisible brick). Unfortunately for her, when Dorothy's slippers are messed with, it's a BerserkButton; Dorothy swiftly retaliates by weaponizing the Witch's weakness and mopping up the remains.
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remains. Justified - In -- in the novel, the Good Witch of the North put a protection spell on Dorothy in addition to granting her the shoes. This is why both the Winged Monkeys and the Witch are afraid to harm her. Of course, that didn't prevent the Witch in either version from torturing Dorothy's ''friends'' to get her compliance. [[note]] In [[Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand Volkov's version]], the silver shoes themselves protect Ellie (Dorothy) from harm, and she never removes them, even when sleeping.[[/note]]



* DungeonMaster: The Wizard

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* FairyTale: ''Wizard of Oz'' was Baum's attempt to write an "American" fairy tale. A supposedly less violent and frightening version, he said. Speaking of which…

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* FairyTale: ''Wizard of Oz'' was Baum's attempt to write an "American" fairy tale. A supposedly less violent and frightening version, he said. Speaking of which…



* MagicalAccessory

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* ParentalBonus

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* ShadowDictator: The Wizard
* ShiningCity: The Emerald City.
* ShroudedInMyth: The Wizard

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* TalkingAnimal: The Lion.

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* TalkingAnimal: The Lion.Lion is a big cat that is intelligent and can talk, but is perfectly normal otherwise.
24th Sep '17 1:45:52 PM Theriocephalus
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* {{Treants}}: The Fighting Trees are a take on this [[UrExample that predates most well-known uses]]: they precede Tokien's Ents by five and a half decades or so, and resemble trees with human-like faces and arm-like branches that attack intruders by grabbing them or throwing their own fruit at them. While they don't have the ambulatory nature of later treants, they still share their dislike for interlopers in their woods -- their purpose seems to be to keep intruders from entering the enchanted forest behind them, as Dorothy and her group find out when they try to enter it and the trees attack them.



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Fire?:]] The Scarecrow mentions to Dorothy that the only thing he's afraid of is a lighted match. Given his situation, his fear is entirely justified (see KillItWithFire above).
* WitchSpecies

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Fire?:]] WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The Scarecrow mentions to Dorothy that the only thing he's afraid of is a lighted match. Given his situation, rather flammable nature as a humanoid made chiefly of straw, his fear is entirely justified (see KillItWithFire above).
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13th Sep '17 1:05:07 AM WolfMattGrey
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* QuestToTheWest: The heroes head west twice: once to Emerald City and again to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West.
28th Aug '17 6:22:22 AM Sharlee
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* RustRemovingOil: How the Tin Woodman's mobility is restored and maintained.
25th Jul '17 3:46:11 PM name_already_chosen
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* AWizardDidIt: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the overall Oz chronicles, many of the witches [[{mythopoeia}} fulfill the same niche]] as [[TheMaker creator gods and godlings]] in most other fantasy universes and many real world religions, particularly the [[FantasyPantheon Good Witches of the North and South]].

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* AWizardDidIt: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in the overall Oz chronicles, many of the witches [[{mythopoeia}} [[{{mythopoeia}} fulfill the same niche]] as [[TheMaker creator gods and godlings]] in most other fantasy universes and many real world religions, particularly the [[FantasyPantheon Good Witches of the North and South]].
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