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[[caption-width-right:287:Without heart, you're nothing.]]

->"Oh come on, tin man, have a heart!"
-->- '''Glitch'''

A Sci-Fi Channel miniseries re-imagining of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.

DG is a rebel teen about to break loose played by Creator/ZooeyDeschanel. The Scarecrow is a lobotomized ex-genius played by Creator/AlanCumming. The Tin Man himself is a disheartened ex-policeman, and the Cowardly Lion is a psychic [[CatGirl Cat-Man]]. The flying monkeys are tattoos on the Wicked Witch's [[FanService cleavage]] that come to life, the Poppy Field is actually the hunting ground of fearsome plant-animal things, and Auntie Em and Uncle Henry are not quite normal muggles. Finally, the Wicked Witch is Azkadelia, a powerful and dangerous tyrant and witch.

As for the rest, Toto is a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent were-terrier]] who tutored DG and her sister in magic. The Wizard is split across 2 characters, one of whom is DG's real father, and the other of whom is a showman/oracle addicted to happiness-inducing vapors. And that's not even all of the surprises!

It's ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' saturated with RuleOfCool and DarkerAndEdgier.

It was followed by a SpiritualSuccessor, ''Series/{{Alice|2009}}''.

More recently, the director also did ''Series/{{Neverland}}''.

The series now has a [[ShoutOut/TinMan Shout Out page]].
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!!!This series provides examples of:

* AerithAndBob: Sisters Azkadelia and...D[[spoiler:orothy]] G[[spoiler:ale]]?
* AndIMustScream: The iron suit.
** Probably [[spoiler: Azakadelia, depending on how aware she was.]]
* AnimatedTattoo: The flying monkeys are tattoos on Azkadelia's chest when she's not using them.
* AppropriatedAppellation: "Toto" isn't actually the man's name--he just got stuck with it because little DG couldn't pronounce "tutor".
* BadassLongcoat: Played straight ''and'' subverted. Cain and Glitch are both actual [[BadassLongcoat Badass Longcoats]]. But, the Witch's henchmen are ''actually called'' Longcoats, since that's what they wear. [[FetishFuel Tight, leather longcoats.]]
* BadassPrincess: Two of 'em.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Subverted.]] The witch manages to bring about the permanent night (and even says "I won"), [[spoiler:but the heroes manage to kill and undo it anyway.]]
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Well, more like knocked backwards and out a window, but still...
* BrainInAJar: More appropriately, half a brain.
* BritishAccent: The queen, and only the queen. No one else in her family or the entire kingdom has her little accent.
** Except [[spoiler:her ancestor, the original Dorothy Gale]], of all people.
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler: Azkadelia shows signs of this, particular post-witching.]]
* BrokenHero: Poor Glitch.
* CainAndAbel: Azkadelia and DG. [[spoiler: And then subverted, as Azkadelia is actually possessed.]]
* TheCameo: [[spoiler: Dorothy Gale.]]
* ChekhovsGag The first thing Glitch says to Cain in part one: "I have a proper name, and when I remember it I will tell you." [[spoiler: The first thing he says to Cain after he's reunited with his brain in part three? "My name isn't Glitch. It's Ambrose."]]
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]]: The toy horse, the princess nursery rhyme. Cain's straight razor.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Glitch
* ColdBloodedTorture: Amusing subversion when [[spoiler:Jeb captures Zero and prepares to interrogate him. Jeb gets behind Zero and takes hold of his fingers. The next thing we hear is some ominous metallic clinking. Zero can't see what's happening and starts to panic. Just when Zero is on the verge of crying like a little girl, Jeb reveals that he's been clinking together a pair of spoons]].
* CowardlyLion: Raw. Duh.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Glitch knows kung fu. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that ''half'' his brain is missing.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The series is a D&E version of... well, The Wizard of Oz.
* DemonicPossession: Azkadelia's [[spoiler: not the BigBad because she ''wants'' to be.]]
* DoomsdayDevice: Azkadelia plans on [[spoiler:using a device that would extend the growing seasons in reverse and halt the moons before suns during an eclipse, casting the world in darkness and allowing the spirit of the Wicked Witch to have full power]].
* DownTheRabbitHole: Or into the magical tornado, as it were.
* TheDragon: Zero
* DullSurprise: DG's blase, disaffected manner would make {{Daria}} proud.
** May actually be a bit of FridgeBrilliance there. She reacts so casually to all the weirdness going on because of her subconscious recollection of her childhood in Oz.
* EldritchAbomination: While one would assume that the witch [[spoiler: possessing Azkadelia]] was the original Wicked Witch, the "Ancient writing" in the [[SealedEvilInACan cave]] and her title as "Witch of the Dark" would somewhat imply this.
** HumanoidAbomination
* ElectricTorture: Azkadelia's minions sometimes use electric shocks to get information out of people.
* EmpathicHealer: Raw, in spades.
* EnemyWithin: [[spoiler:Azkadelia has the spirit of the ancient Witch of the Dark inside her and pushing many of her actions]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Azkadelia seems to genuinely care for her flying monkies, particularly Xora. [[spoiler:She is devastated when Xora is killed]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Azkadelia seems to have them. She stops Zero from torturing G.G. for information because she wanted to first try gently coercing it out of her. When that fails, she let's Zero have his way.
-->'''Zero''': We can pry those numbers out of her.\\
'''Azkadelia''': Zero, she's my sister.
* EvilFeelsGood: Take a close look at [[TheModestOrgasm Azkadelia's physical reaction]] right after taking a life with her magic. After killing [[spoiler: the Mystic Man]], she even takes the hand of a guard to steady herself.
* FamousAncestor: In a {{homage}} type of way -- [[spoiler:DG is named for her ancestor, Dorothy Gale]].
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FaceHeelTurn: Azkadelia wasn't always TheCaligula she is today.
** FaceMonsterTurn: Being [[spoiler: [[DemonicPossession possessed]], [[{{Brainwashing}} brainwashed]] and presumably [[MindRape mind raped]] by [[EldritchAbomination the Witch of the Dark]] ''may'' have been a deciding factor.]]
* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler: There are a couple of instances where you can see the original Azkadellia coming through, before being suppressed by the Wicked Witch personality.]]
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero / TheChick: DG
** (Also) TheHero or possibly TheLancer: Cain
** TheSmartGuy: Glitch.
** TheBigGuy: Raw.
** TeamPet: Toto, when in dog form.
*** Alternatively, may be classified as a ThreePlusTwo set-up, with most of the focus on DG, Cain, and Glitch.
* ForcedToWatch: Eight years in a magically-charged coffin, with his family's torture on repeat playback for company. HeroicWillpower is the only explanation Cain is anything resembling sane.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the build up to the arrival of the tornado, the Gales' scarecrow loses his head, a heart-shaped house sign rattles about, and a cat runs off in terror.
%%* FortuneTeller:
* FunWithAcronyms: Averted. TDESPHT-''what?''
** Also PlayedStraight with the fantasyland's name. It's called the "O.Z." because it's short for "'''O'''uter '''Z'''one"--which is where the name "Oz" comes from.
* GambitRoulette: The Queen's [[spoiler:and Ahamo's]] scheme. The Queen [[spoiler:essentially fakes DG's death, then "banishes" her beloved, Earthling husband so that the Witch won't think to look for him in Oz. Then, run like hell under the cover of night, block DG's memories with a limited-duration spell that would wear off at early adulthood, and send the little Princess off with the MuggleFosterParents, who have codewords and clues programmed into them, so that she could find a few scattered allies (Father Vu, The Mystic Man, and Ahamo) and messages (the Ice Palace, Finaqua), then find her and/or Ahamo. Where her plot seemed to hit a snag was that she likely planned on being able to hold out against The Witch]] until DG came back.
* GenreSavvy: The Mystic Man knows very well that Azkadelia wouldn't put him near D.G. without a few listening devices nearby. So he uses the MathematiciansAnswer.
* GentleGiant: Raw.
* TheGoodChancellor: Ambrose, Royal adviser to the Queen and loyal to the end.
* HighCollarOfDoom: Azkadelia's outfits almost all sport some variation of this.
* HijackedByGanon: The conclusion of reveals that [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Princess Azkadellia]] is actually [[spoiler:a descendent of [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy Gale]] who was possessed by the spirit of the original Wicked Witch as a child.]] D.G. [[spoiler:(who's actually Azkadellia's sister) frees her from the Witch's influence in the last episode's final act, and she reverts to her original personality.]]
* HollywoodGenetics: While both her father and mother have blue eyes, the actress cast for young Azkadelia has brown eyes, which is genetically impossible.
* HopeSpot: DG manages to guide a rat to the control wheel for the cell doors using bits of her food, but it opens the wrong door...
** [[SubvertedTrope Releasing a dog that opens her cell door.]]
* HotWitch:
** Azkadelia. Yes.
** Averted with, [[spoiler:the ''actual'' witch]].
* IdentityAmnesia: Glitch. Although occasionally his memory seems to come and go whenever convenient for the plot. To the point where I'm not really sure how much he actually needed his brain to know stuff.
* IdiotBall: The Queen
** Young Azkadelia [[spoiler: strangled DG right there in her room]], and the Queen saw her walking out! Instead of wasting all that time hiding DG [[spoiler: after bringing her back to life]], she could've just have apprehended the young Azkadelia right then and there and prevented this whole mess from ever happening.
*** Why did the Queen [[spoiler:send DG on a quest for the Emerald, effectively leading Azkadelia straight to it? She COULD have kept it's location secret until the eclipse was over. Azkadelia's plans would have been foiled, and she never would have been a threat in the first place]].
* IHaveNoSon: The Queen tells Azkadelia "You're not my daughter." [[spoiler:Subverted, in that this is actually a case ThatThingIsNotMyChild as she's really addressing the witch possessing her daughter.]]
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: DG to Azkadelia.
* ImprovisedWeapon: A ''log'' that Cain, Glitch, Raw, and three other guys are chained to.
* ImMelting: Well, yes.
* INeverSaidItWasPoison: Azkadelia puts D.G. in a hologram of her Kansas home with the people who raised D.G. to try and get information out of her by making her think it was all a dream. The slip up is when the father asked about the Queen whispering in her ear, which isn't something D.G. said happened.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: DG and the guys.
* KnightInSourArmor : Hey, given the crap Cain's been through, he'll wear that sour armor like his BadassLongcoat!
* LaResistance: There are still factions fighting against Azkadelia.
* LastRequest: Mystic Man to Cain, "You will not leave her side at ''any'' cost! You understand?"
* LeftForDead: Yes, Zero, you shot Cain and he fell out a window into a freezing lake. You still should have checked the body.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Glitch and Cain. So very much.
* LittleBitBeastly: Raw and the other Viewers.
* TheLittleDetecto
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler:An illusion of DG's home; it's a trap to make her reveal secrets.]]
* ManlyTears: Cain.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService : Azkadelia has spent years unsuccessfully searching for the Emerald of the Eclipse, which she needs to bring her plan to plunge the O.Z. into eternal darkness to fruition. Enter DG and friends, who decide that they have to find the Emerald to stop her. Not one of them suggests that they can foil Azkadelia's plot by just sitting down and twiddling their thumbs until the eclipse has passed.
* MathematiciansAnswer: The Mystic Man's "Or-Not" theory is this and a means of passing on information by stating, "You should go north. Or not."
* MindProbe: The Witch's favorite method of info gathering.
* MistakenForSpies: DG gets in trouble this way when she first shows up in the O.Z.
* MobileKiosk: Demilo's ungodly tacky whorehouse-on-wheels
* TheMole: [[spoiler: It's Toto]], reluctantly.
* MuggleFosterParents: Albeit robot ones.
* MustMakeAmends: DG is already motivated to take down her evil sister, but then sees a vision in a cave [[spoiler: revealing that, as a small child, she accidentally freed the witch possessing Azkedelia; and then abandoned Azkedelia to be possessed by said witch]].
* MythologyGag: The series is loaded with them. Many references to the 1939 movie, several to ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', and too many to count for classic books. JustifiedTrope with the books, as it uses a few continuity elements from Baum's Oz in the {{Backstory}}.
* NiceHat: Cain wears one.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If Azkadelia hadn't sent her mooks back to Earth, D.G.would never have been able to get to the OZ and stop her schemes.
* ObiWanMoment: The Mystic Man, before he is [[spoiler: captured, and killed later]].
* OfCorsetsPainful: That one bald scientist guy.
* OfCorsetsSexy
* OmnicidalManiac: Azkadelia's master plan is to destroy the sun over the planet that she already rules, leading one to ask why? Unless she hates being the ruler of such a WretchedHive, or maybe she just wants complete revenge on all life, we'll never know. Her plan comes down to destroying all that she owns.
** Though remember that [[spoiler: she's [[DemonicPossession not exactly steering her own ship]]. The entity possessing her is The Witch of the Dark, and causing TheNightThatNeverEnds would presumably be its ideal environment. Whether killing every other living thing in the O.Z. was a secondary goal or merely a bi-product isn't clear.]]
* ParentalAbandonment:
** But don't worry, she's got replacement robot parents instead!
** Also falls under DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou - they were hiding DG from [[spoiler:her crazy, possessed sister]].
* PimpedOutCar: Demilo's wagon, in all its horrible tacky glory.
* PimpedOutDress: Most of Azkadellia's wardrobe. She even has a pimped out nightie.
* PingPongNaivete: How stupid, forgetful, and naive Glitch is relies solely on RuleOfFunny and moving the plot further. At times he seems to remember a surprising amount of the past, including his own. He ''is'' missing half his brain, so it's probably justified.
* PocketProtector: [[spoiler:Cain survives a bullet to the chest because it hit his son's toy horse]].
* PowerOfLove: [[spoiler:Sisterly love is what allows the princesses to draw on their light magic]].
* PrecisionFStrike: A rather magnificent one, combined with MythologyGag
-->'''Azkadelia:''' My Gods. The little bitch has gone to see the wizard.
* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler:Cain turns out to be completely right to not trust Toto.]]
* PrimalFear: [[spoiler:Being trapped in a marble coffin.]]
* PurpleEyes: The Queen's best known feature. Even in the ''script,'' they only describe her as "Lavender Eyes."
* RedOniBlueOni: A slight Western example. As kids, DG was your typical, kinda impulsive child, while Azkadellia was a more mature voice of reason. They even wore red and blue dresses, respectively.
* ReversePolarity: "Commence the reverse pulsing!"
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Cain's weapon of choice, even with the magitek used by Longcoats as an option.
* SdrawkcabName: DG's [[spoiler: dad]] is named Ahamo. The original Wizard was from Omaha.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:The Witch of the Dark, an ancient evil crone sealed away by ancient forces of good]].
* ShoutOut: Too many to list, but plenty of reference to the famous 1939 movie and even more for the book series.
** D.G. calls her robotic dad "Popsicle" in one scene, just as Galinda does in the musical version of Theatre/{{Wicked}}.
* ShownTheirWork: Cheesy as it was, the series writers did their homework, including:
** The backstory that [[spoiler:Dorothy moved to Oz for keeps (the 6th book). DG's story is a hybrid of Dorothy's and Tip/Ozma's (sans the genderbender angle)]].
** They gave Glitch the ''exact'' same job the original Scarecrow took up in the 14th book. [[spoiler:The Witch is closer to [[Literature/{{Wicked}} Greg Maguire's]] depiction of Kumbricia, Mother of Witches, than she is to the "classic" Wicked Witches]].
** The depiction of Central City is also straight out of Maguire. The original Wizard was from Omaha, [[spoiler:which is a clue to Ahamo's identity]].
* SpiritualPredecessor: To ''{{Series/Alice|2009}}'' and ''Series/{{Neverland}}''.
* SpySpeak / TrustPassword: Used by Cain with other Resistance members.
* TheStoic: Cain.
* TailorMadePrison: Azkadelia keeps her mother imprisoned on a tiny sandbar island on a river bed... inside a snowglobe.
** SealedGoodInACan
* TechnoBabble: Glitch, if he can remember.
* TinMan: Cain again, of course.
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot: A double eclipse is soon to happen in story. Yep, it is very important.
%%* TrackingDevice
* TragicMonster: Played with. [[spoiler: After the reveal, you'll feel really sorry for Azkadelia; and hate the witch that much more.]]
* TheUnFavorite: [[spoiler:Avoided. It's the DemonicPossession of the original WickedWitch that made Azkadelia feel neglected and hate DG. So much so that she had her mother imprisoned, her father made a hunted man, and DG's robot parents reprogrammed to ''love her'' instead.]]
* {{Unobtainium}}: Or to be more specific, Moritanium (big M, little t, number 216 on the [=OZian=] periodic table), which besides its strength can be used to conduct magical energy.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Toto.
* WorthLivingFor: Cain, guarding DG.
* WordSaladTitle: You would assume that a miniseries named Tin Man would have ''the'' Tin Man as the main character, or would at least center on a plot involving him. Likely functions under the RuleOfCool, as with enough series out there.
** The actual reason was that Long-Mitchell & Van Sickle's original idea was a cop show about the Emerald City police force. It mutated into a more "standard" adaptation, but they couldn't come up with a better title than the one they had before deadline.
* YouHaveFailedMe: And so you will ''get the life sucked out of you''.
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