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** Tik-Tok is also ThreeLawsCompliant, [[https://www.depauw.edu/sfs/backissues/14/abrahm14art.htm before it became a thing]]. To be fair, Tik-Tok follows them but isn't ''enforced'' by them.

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** Tik-Tok is also ThreeLawsCompliant, [[https://www.depauw.edu/sfs/backissues/14/abrahm14art.htm before it became a thing]].thing]], and included in one of the most famous science fiction essays by Paul Abrahm and Stuart Kenter, "Tik-Tok and the Three Laws of Robotics". To be fair, Tik-Tok follows them but isn't ''enforced'' by them.


* UnbuiltTrope: Tik-Tok is a robot, before robots became a thing.

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Tik-Tok is a robot, before robots became a thing. thing.
** Tik-Tok is also ThreeLawsCompliant, [[https://www.depauw.edu/sfs/backissues/14/abrahm14art.htm before it became a thing]]. To be fair, Tik-Tok follows them but isn't ''enforced'' by them.


* InterspeciesRomance: Jo and Princess Ozga, though the development of their romance isn't dwelt upon, it's mostly a background element. Ozma sends Ozga back to Oogaboo to live with Jo when she notices their affection for one another.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Jo Files and Princess Ozga, though the development of their romance isn't dwelt upon, it's mostly a background element.element, and it's noted in passing that once Ozga was banished from her homeland she became more or less human. Ozma sends Ozga back to Oogaboo to live with Jo when she notices their affection for one another.



* MysteriousPast: Betsy, of all characters, fits this description. We learn nothing about her; she even met Hank for the first time on the doomed ship at the start of the story.

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* MysteriousPast: Betsy, of all characters, fits this description. We The only thing we learn nothing about her; her is that she's from Oklahoma; she even met Hank for the first time on the doomed ship at the start of the story.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While the Great Jinjin has a reputation for being fearsome and terrible, he turns out to be this as far as Betsy and her friends are concerned, likely because it wasn't their fault that they were in his realm.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While the Great Jinjin has a reputation for being fearsome and terrible, he turns out to be this as far as Betsy and her friends are concerned, likely because it wasn't their fault that they were in his realm. Also, as noted, King Kaliko is a lot more pragmatic and peaceable than his former master.



* WhiteAndGreyMorality: The Great Jinjin normally punishes people vigorously for intruding on his land, but shows mercy to the protagonists because they only end up there due to Ruggedo's perfidy. He instead treats them all as guests, and sends them back with Quox to punish Ruggedo.

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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: The Great Jinjin normally punishes people vigorously for intruding on his land, but shows mercy to the protagonists because they only end up there due to Ruggedo's perfidy. He instead treats them all as guests, and sends them back with Quox to punish Ruggedo.Ruggedo.
* ZeeRust: An impressive subversion, when Baum has the Shaggy Man and Ozma use what are essentially cellphones to talk to each other.

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* UnbuiltTrope: Tik-Tok is a robot, before robots became a thing.


* InterspeciesRomance: Jo and Princess Ozga, though the development of their romance isn't dwelt upon, it's mostly a background element. Ozma sends Ozga back to Oogaboo when she notices their affection for one another.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Jo and Princess Ozga, though the development of their romance isn't dwelt upon, it's mostly a background element. Ozma sends Ozga back to Oogaboo to live with Jo when she notices their affection for one another.


Meanwhile, Betsy Bobbin, an American girl, is washed up on a strange shore after a storm wrecks the ship she was on; she is accompanied by her faithful mule Hank. Betsy and Hank find themselves in the Rose Kingdom where sapient talking greenhouse roses inform them that strangers are not allowed. As the Royal Gardener is about to pass sentence on the two, the Shaggy Man crashes through the greenhouse roof. He charms the Gardener into benignity with his Love Magnet. The roses, who have no hearts and are thus immune to the Magnet, demand the travelers leave; they do so, taking with them the newly-plucked Rose Princess Ozga, a cousin of Ozma. Shaggy Man is on a quest to find his long lost brother, who he believes was kidnapped by the Nome King. Along the way they find Tik-Tok, the robotic friend of Dorothy and Ozma who the Nome King had thrown into a well, and run into the Army of Oogaboo. Together they decide to invade the Nome King's realm.

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Meanwhile, Betsy Bobbin, an American girl, is washed washes up on a strange shore after a storm wrecks the ship she was on; she is accompanied by her faithful mule Hank. Betsy and Hank find themselves in the Rose Kingdom where sapient talking greenhouse roses inform them that strangers are not allowed. As the Royal Gardener is about to pass sentence on the two, the Shaggy Man crashes through the greenhouse roof. He charms the Gardener into benignity with his Love Magnet. The roses, who have no hearts and are thus immune to the Magnet, demand the travelers leave; they do so, taking with them the newly-plucked Rose Princess Ozga, a cousin of Ozma. Shaggy Man is on a quest to find his long lost brother, who he believes was kidnapped by the Nome King. Along the way they find Tik-Tok, the robotic friend of Dorothy and Ozma who the Nome King had thrown into a well, and run into the Army of Oogaboo. Together they decide to invade the Nome King's realm.


* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, meets Tik-Tok, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz''(Queen Anne's plot to conquer Oz and the world has shades of the rebel leader Jinjur), ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.

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* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, meets Tik-Tok, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz''(Queen ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz'' (Queen Anne's plot to conquer Oz and the world has shades of the rebel leader Jinjur), ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.


* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, meets Tik-Tok, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.

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* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, meets Tik-Tok, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz''(Queen Anne's plot to conquer Oz and the world has shades of the rebel leader Jinjur), ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.


* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.

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* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, meets Tik-Tok, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.

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* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.


* TheExile: The Jinjin's punishment to the Nome King is to make him an exile from his own kingdom.

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* TheExile: The Jinjin's punishment to the Nome King is to make him an exile from his own kingdom.kingdom, as well as to force him to forget his magic.


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* MagicKiss: The Nome King cursed the Shaggy Manís brother to be ugly, and the only way to break the curse happens to be a kiss from a fairy. Luckily Polychrome qualifies.

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* GrowsOnTrees: In Oogaboo everything grows on trees, from books to muskets.

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* LostAtSea: How Betsy and Hank begin the story.
* MysteriousPast: Betsy, of all characters, fits this description. We learn nothing about her; she even met Hank for the first time on the doomed ship at the start of the story.

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* FantasyWorldMap: The book was originally published with the first ever map of Oz. The fact that it had Munchkin Country and Winkie Country in opposite directions than they were originally said to have been in led to a massive ContinuitySnarl later on.


* TalkingAnimal: Once Hank is in Oz, he is able to talk, much to his bewilderment. He prefers not to at first until encouraged to talk by the Sawhorse.

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* TalkingAnimal: Once Hank is in Oz, he is able to talk, much to his bewilderment. He prefers not to at first until encouraged to talk by the Sawhorse. This is also the point where Dorothy realizes that ''Toto'' has actually been able to speak the entire time, and just chooses not to. She demands that he speak to her just this once, promises he'll never have to do it again, and that he is free to leave as soon as he does. His response?
-->"All right. Here I go!"

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