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In ''Glinda of Oz'', princesses Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war in a remote region of Oz near the edge of Gillikin Country. There is an ongoing war amongst two rival tribes, the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Ozma decides to visit the region and try to mitigate the quarrel. They first travel to meet the Flatheads, who live on top of a mountain and are ruled by a Supreme Dictator. Being unable to talk him out of going to war, Dorothy and Ozma travel to an island city encased in glass, where they meet the leaders of the Skeezers, a vain narcissist who is determined to fight the war as well. Dorothy and Ozma are imprisoned, and then trapped when the Queen of the Skeezers sinks the island and then is turned to a swan by the Flatheads, leaving it up to Glinda the Good sorceress and Dorothy's other friends to rescue them.

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In ''Glinda of Oz'', princesses Princesses Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop learn of a looming war in a remote region of Oz near the edge of Gillikin Country. There is an ongoing war amongst Country between two rival tribes, the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Being the ruler of Oz, Ozma decides to visit the region two tribes and try to mitigate the quarrel. They first travel to meet the Flatheads, who live on top of a mountain and are ruled by a Supreme Dictator. Dictator (Su-Dic). Being unable to talk him out of going to war, Dorothy and Ozma escape his clutches and travel to an glass-domed island city encased in glass, where they meet the leaders of the Skeezers, where they meet that tribe's ruler Queen Coo-ee-oh, a vain narcissist who is determined to fight the war as well. Dorothy and Ozma are imprisoned, imprisoned by the Queen, and then trapped when the Queen of the Skeezers she sinks the island and then is turned to a swan by the Flatheads, leaving it up to sorceress Glinda the Good sorceress and Dorothy's other friends to rescue them.



* InsufferableGenius: Coo-ee-oh is impossibly vain, but the heroes admit that she really was a clever constructor of magical machinery.



* BriarPatching: How Ervic the Skeezer gets Reera to return the Adepts to human form.
* TheCavalry: Ozma and Dorothy end up trapped in the Skeezers' sunken city, and have to be rescued by Glinda and the rest of their friends.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Dorothy bemoans the fact she and Ozma got into this mess only because she idly read Glinda's magic record book and thus learned about the impending Flathead/Skeezer war.
* CurbStompBattle: The heroes [[spoiler: effortlessly deal with Su-Dic after solving the problems with the Skeezer city.]]



* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: The Flatheads do indeed have flat heads, each of them carrying their brain around in a sealed can, which can be stolen and used to boost the thief's intelligence. [[spoiler: At the end of the novel, Glinda magically seals up everyone's brain inside their head, and the Flatheads change their name to Mountaineers.]]



* EvilVsEvil: After meeting Su-Dic, Dorothy thinks that the leader of the Skeezers must be the good guy in this particular conflict. It turns out she really isn't. [[spoiler: Both are replaced by the end of the story.]]
* GiantSpider: Dorothy and Ozma encounter a colony of these en route to the main action, and Reera keeps some relatively smaller ones as pets. (Or at least they're spiders ''now..''}
* GrandFinale: It probably wasn't particularly intended as one, but when Glinda rides to the rescue, she collects a whole bunch of characters from the various previous Oz novels to assist her.
* InvisibleWall: The Flatheads have one blocking the entrance to their mountain, with just a small gap at one end.
* TheLoad: Button Bright gets lost one last time, forcing the rescue expedition to waste a chapter saving him.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Coo-ee-oh instantly loses all interest in her former life once she's turned into a swan.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Both the Skeezers and the Flatheads only serve their rulers out of fear, and immediately surrender and cooperate with the heroes when said individuals are deposed.
* MutuallyExclusiveMagic: It's noted that Ozma's fairy magic is very different than the alchemy and mechanical magic that both sides of the conflict learned/stole off the Adepts, which is why she can't raise the sunken city.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The story starts with Princesses (in [[PrincessesRule name alone]]) Ozma and Dorothy arriving at Glinda's to talk. Ozma and Glinda discuss how they could improve the lives of their citizens even more, though Dorothy has no interest in such politics. Instead, she goes to the Great Book and learns about the impending war, triggering the plot.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The story starts with Princesses (in [[PrincessesRule name alone]]) Ozma and Dorothy arriving at Glinda's to talk. Ozma and Glinda discuss how they could improve the lives of their citizens even more, though Dorothy has no interest in such politics. Instead, she goes to the Great Book and learns about the impending war, triggering the plot.



* UnderwaterCity:The Skeezer's city can become one temporarily, but no one can enter or leave the city once submerged.

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* UnderwaterCity:The TakeAThirdOption: The heroes finally gain entrance to the Skeezer city by [[spoiler: magically lowering the water of the lake enough that part of the dome is exposed.]]
* UnderwaterCity: The
Skeezer's city can become one temporarily, but no one can enter or leave the city once submerged.submerged.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Reera the Red, using a magic powder, changes both her own shape and the shape of her various pets.
* WackyWaysideTribe: Reera conveniently happens to be living in her solitary cottage near the Skeezer city, and appears in one chapter just long enough to return the Adepts to their human form, before telling them and Ervic to bug off and leave her alone. Also the spiders and mist maidens that Dorothy and Ozma encounter on their way to the Flatheads and Skeezers. (It's explicitly noted that the rescue party takes a different route, avoiding both.)


* AndIMustScream: People don't age or die in Oz. Yet, a paragraph in ''Glinda Of Oz'' goes into depth on what horrible things enemies could do to Dorothy if they so wish. She can be cut into pieces and scattered about, though she won't feel any pain. She could also be buried alive.

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* AndIMustScream: People don't age or die in Oz. Yet, a paragraph in ''Glinda Of Oz'' goes into depth on what horrible things enemies could do to Dorothy if they so wish. She can could be cut into pieces and scattered about, though she won't wouldn't feel any pain. She could also be buried alive.

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* UnderwaterCity:The Skeezer's city can become one temporarily, but no one can enter or leave the city once submerged.

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* DomedHometown: The island of the Skeezers is covered by a glass dome, and can be submerged in or raised above the surface of the lake with a spell known only to the queen.

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* AffectionateNickname: Ozma repeatedly refers to Dorothy as "Dorothy Dear".

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* SillyReasonForWar: At first it seems the Flatheads and Skeezers are going to war over the right to fish in the Skeezer's lake. However, it is revealed later that there is a deeper reason that makes the war not as silly as it seems on the surface.


** The Su-Dic turns Coo-ee-oh into a swan. [[spoiler:She never gets turned back]].

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** The Su-Dic turns Coo-ee-oh into a swan. [[spoiler:She never gets turned back]].back. Turns out she's happier as a swan though]].

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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Glinda is at least present from the beginning of the book, but the true main protagonists are Dorothy and Ozma.


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In ''Glinda of Oz'', princesses Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war in a remote region of Oz near the edge of Gillikin Country. There is an ongoing war amongst two rival tribes, the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Ozma decides to visit the region and try to mitigate the quarrel. They first travel to meet the FLatheads, who live on top of a mountain and are ruled by a Supreme Dictator. Being unable to talk him out of going to war, Dorothy and Ozma travel to an island city encased in glass, where they meet the leaders of the Skeezers, a vain narcissist who is determined to fight the war as well. Dorothy and Ozma are imprisoned, and then trapped when the Queen of the Skeezers sinks the island and then is turned to a swan by the Flatheads, leaving it up to Glinda the Good sorceress and Dorothy's other friends to rescue them.

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In ''Glinda of Oz'', princesses Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war in a remote region of Oz near the edge of Gillikin Country. There is an ongoing war amongst two rival tribes, the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Ozma decides to visit the region and try to mitigate the quarrel. They first travel to meet the FLatheads, Flatheads, who live on top of a mountain and are ruled by a Supreme Dictator. Being unable to talk him out of going to war, Dorothy and Ozma travel to an island city encased in glass, where they meet the leaders of the Skeezers, a vain narcissist who is determined to fight the war as well. Dorothy and Ozma are imprisoned, and then trapped when the Queen of the Skeezers sinks the island and then is turned to a swan by the Flatheads, leaving it up to Glinda the Good sorceress and Dorothy's other friends to rescue them.


In ''Glinda of Oz'', princesses Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war in a remote region of Oz near the edge of Gillikin Country. There is an ongoing war amongst two rival tribes, the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Ozma decides to visit the region and try to mitigate the quarrel. Dorothy and Ozma travel to an underwater island encased in glass, where they meet the leaders of the tribe. However, Dorothy and Ozma are imprisoned, resulting in Glinda the Good sorceress and Dorothy's other friends having to rescue them.

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In ''Glinda of Oz'', princesses Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war in a remote region of Oz near the edge of Gillikin Country. There is an ongoing war amongst two rival tribes, the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Ozma decides to visit the region and try to mitigate the quarrel. They first travel to meet the FLatheads, who live on top of a mountain and are ruled by a Supreme Dictator. Being unable to talk him out of going to war, Dorothy and Ozma travel to an underwater island city encased in glass, where they meet the leaders of the tribe. However, Skeezers, a vain narcissist who is determined to fight the war as well. Dorothy and Ozma are imprisoned, resulting in and then trapped when the Queen of the Skeezers sinks the island and then is turned to a swan by the Flatheads, leaving it up to Glinda the Good sorceress and Dorothy's other friends having to rescue them.


In ''Glinda of Oz'', princesses Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war in a remote region of Oz near the edge of Gillikin Country. There is an ongoing war amongst two rival tribes, the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Warring is not allowed in Oz so Ozma decides to visit the region and try to mitigate the quarrel. Dorothy and Ozma travel to an underwater island encased in glass, where they meet the leaders of the tribe. However, Dorothy and Ozma are imprisoned, resulting in Glinda the Good Witch and Dorothy's other friends having to rescue them.

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In ''Glinda of Oz'', princesses Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war in a remote region of Oz near the edge of Gillikin Country. There is an ongoing war amongst two rival tribes, the Skeezers and the Flatheads. Warring is not allowed in Oz so Ozma decides to visit the region and try to mitigate the quarrel. Dorothy and Ozma travel to an underwater island encased in glass, where they meet the leaders of the tribe. However, Dorothy and Ozma are imprisoned, resulting in Glinda the Good Witch sorceress and Dorothy's other friends having to rescue them.



** The war began over a dispute involving fishing. The skeezers transformed the Supreme Dictator's wife into a golden pig.
** Queen Coo-ee-oh learned her magic the three Adepts but betrayed them by turning them into fishes.

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** The war began over a dispute involving fishing. The skeezers Skeezers transformed the Flatheads' Supreme Dictator's wife into a golden pig.
** Queen Coo-ee-oh learned her magic from the three Adepts Adepts, but betrayed them by turning them into fishes.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The story starts with princesses (in [[PrincessesRule name alone]]) Ozma and Dorothy arriving at Glinda's to talk. Ozma and Glinda discuss how they could improve the lives of their citizens even more, though Dorothy has no interest in such politics.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The story starts with princesses Princesses (in [[PrincessesRule name alone]]) Ozma and Dorothy arriving at Glinda's to talk. Ozma and Glinda discuss how they could improve the lives of their citizens even more, though Dorothy has no interest in such politics. Instead, she goes to the Great Book and learns about the impending war, triggering the plot.


''Glinda of Oz'' is the twelfth book in the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' series. Published in 1920, it was the last ''Oz'' book written by Creator/LFrankBaum before his death.

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''Glinda of Oz'' is the twelfth fourteenth book in the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' series. Published in 1920, it was the last ''Oz'' book written by Creator/LFrankBaum before his death.


* NeverSayDie: It is mentioned that Dorothy could be "destroyed" by evil magicians if she wasn't magically protected well enough. This is noted ''after'' a paragraph on [[AndIJustScream various horrible Fates Worse Than Death]] that can occur to her.

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* NeverSayDie: It is mentioned that Dorothy could be "destroyed" by evil magicians if she wasn't magically protected well enough. This is noted ''after'' a paragraph on [[AndIJustScream [[AndIMustScream various horrible Fates Worse Than Death]] that can occur to her.


* AndIMustScream: People don't age or die in Oz. Yet, a paragraph in ''Glinda OfO z'' goes into depth on what horrible things enemies could do to Dorothy if they so wish. She can be cut into pieces and scattered about, though she won't feel any pain. She could also be buried alive.

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* AndIMustScream: People don't age or die in Oz. Yet, a paragraph in ''Glinda OfO z'' Of Oz'' goes into depth on what horrible things enemies could do to Dorothy if they so wish. She can be cut into pieces and scattered about, though she won't feel any pain. She could also be buried alive.

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* AndIMustScream: People don't age or die in Oz. Yet, a paragraph in ''Glinda OfO z'' goes into depth on what horrible things enemies could do to Dorothy if they so wish. She can be cut into pieces and scattered about, though she won't feel any pain. She could also be buried alive.


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* NeverSayDie: It is mentioned that Dorothy could be "destroyed" by evil magicians if she wasn't magically protected well enough. This is noted ''after'' a paragraph on [[AndIJustScream various horrible Fates Worse Than Death]] that can occur to her.

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