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* ''[[Film/{{Wicked 1998}} Wicked (1998)]]'', a 1998 film starring Julia Stiles.
* ''[[Film/{{Wicked 1931}} Wicked (1931)]]'', a 1931 film starring Victor [=McLaglen=].
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* ''[[Film/{{Wicked 1998}} ''[[Film/Wicked1998 Wicked (1998)]]'', a 1998 film starring Julia Stiles.
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* ''[[Literature/{{Wicked}} Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West]]'', a novel by Creator/GregoryMaguire.

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* A participle form of "{{Wick}}", as in, "{{Entry Pimp}}s make sure all of their favorite works are {{Wick}}ed all over the wiki."

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* ''Wicked'', the fifth book in the ''PrettyLittleLiars'' series.

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* [[Literature/WickedPaulJennings Wicked! (Paul Jennings)]], a series of young adult books by PaulJennings and Morris Gleitzman.

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* The Literature/WickedSeries, a series of YoungAdult novels by Nancy Holder.
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* The Literature/WickedSeries, a series of YoungAdult novels by Nancy Holder.
* ''[[Film/{{Wicked 1998}} Wicked (1998)]]'', a 1998 film starring Julia Stiles.
* ''[[Film/{{Wicked 1931}} Wicked (1931)]]'', a 1931 film starring Victor [=McLaglen=].


* ''[[Film/{{Wicked 1998}} Wicked (1998)]]'', a 1998 film starring Julia Stiles.
* ''[[Film/{{Wicked 1931}} Wicked (1931)]]'', a 1931 film starring Victor [=McLaglen=].



* The Literature/WickedSeries, a series of YoungAdult novels by Nancy Holder.


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->'''Rick:''' What are you reading?
->'''Kirsten:''' It's a queer-revisionist telling of ''The Wizard of Oz''.
->'''Rick:''' There already was a queer revision of ''The Wizard of Oz.'' It was called ''Wicked'', and it was even gayer than the original!
->--''[[RickAndSteve Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World]]''

!!For the musical adaptation go [[{{Theatre/Wicked}} here]].

A novel by Gregory Maguire [[TheMusical and later a musical]], Wicked is the story of Elphaba, who will one day become the Wicked Witch of the West. Yes, ''[[TheWizardOfOz that ]]''[[TheWizardOfOz Wicked Witch]].

Elphaba was born with green skin after her mother [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean had an encounter]] with a travelling businessman. Her mother gives birth to an armless child, Nessarose, and then later [[DeathByChildbirth dies giving birth]] to Elphaba's third sibling, her brother, Shell.

When Elphaba is older, she goes to school at Shiz, and is roomed with the pretty, popular Galinda. At first Galinda is ''not'' happy about this.

Things change, however, when Professor Dillamond, their TalkingAnimal teacher, is found dead, soon after Animal hate speech started being promoted by faculty members. Galinda changes her name to Glinda in honor of him. And the two become close compatriots. Elphaba rescues a Lion cub brought in by his replacement, and gains a passion for fighting for Animal rights. Elphaba goes to the Emerald City to speak to the wizard of this, and her life changes forever. Events push the two friends along their paths towards becoming the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Not to be confused with the Australian NightmareFuel kid's books of the same name.

The book has been expanded into a series entitled ''The Wicked Years'', now with two sequels, revolving around Elphaba's possible son Liir and the Cowardly Lion, respectively.

It now has a Characters/{{Wicked}} character sheet listed under "Literature" but feel free to make entries for either the book or the musical.

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!!The Book contains examples of the following tropes:

* AdaptationDyeJob: Glinda is made into a blonde, while she had dark hair in the books and red hair in the 1939 film.
* AlternateUniverse: The book is set in an alternate universe of both the WizardOfOz movie and books series, which in themselves are alternate universes of each other. The musical for Wicked is also an alternate universe of the Wicked books.
* AnIcePerson: Elphaba subconsciously freezes a river in order to rescue Chistery.
* ArrangedMarriage: Fiyero was married this way before entering Shiz. Not that this mattered too much.
* BeeBeeGun: Elphaba keeps bees, and like in the original story she ends up sending them after Dorothy.
* BiTheWay: Liir, Elphaba's father, and Turtleheart are the most obvious, but you can say that pretty much everyone is open for interpretation.
* BreatherEpisode: The third book staunchly refuses to move the plot at all, and presumably pretty much covers all the loose plot holes that aren't important to the ending of the next book.
* ChurchMilitant: Nessarose, in the book; in the musical she's just an ObstructiveBureaucrat.
* ClingyMacGuffin: As much as Dorothy might like to hand Nessarose's ruby slippers over to Elphaba, they won't come off, thinking that Galinda might have put a spell on them so they'd stay stuck to her feet.
* ConvenientComa: It is implied that Elphaba carried Liir to term through this.
* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Dillamond's death.]]
* CrapsackWorld: This book basically takes every political interpretation of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and makes them canon, with a spin and adds [[ItGotWorse one hundred pounds of misery on everyone that means anything]].
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Gender-flipped with [[spoiler: Liir, who was raped by Candle while comatose.]]
* EveryoneIsBi: In the book Oz seems to be a pretty sexually liberated world, and it's usually safe to assume a character is bisexual until proven otherwise.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Elphaba, sort of. Teaching monkeys to speak was probably good for them, but sewing on wings ForScience? That's rather morally gray.
* FailPolish: In the book, Elphaba's described as having stringy hair, a long nose, a mannishly strong jaw, and if it weren't for her being green, she wouldn't be much to look at. But in the musical, along with most book illustrations, and fan art, she's a generically cute girl who's only flaw is being green. Though to be fair, Elphaba is also compared to her mother a few times, as far as appearance.
* FanFic: ''Wicked'' appears to be more of a fan fiction of ''TheWizardOfOz'' books and movies as a whole.
* FantasticRacism: Both against Elphaba and the sapient Animals.
* FantasyCounterPartCulture: The Vinkus to Africa.
* ForegoneConclusion: Elphaba will become the Wicked Witch, her sister will be squashed by a farmhouse, the Wizard will leave...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: One particular example [[spoiler:said by Trism to Liir]] in the second book: [[spoiler: "Are you just slow, or are you falling in love with me?"]]
* FurryConfusion: Only the Animals (note the capital "A") are fully sapient, while the regular animals are just...well, animals. Further confused when Elphaba starts experimenting on animals to see if she can teach them to become Animals. Her monkeys seem to become nothing more than talking parrots, but the second book shows that Chistory became genuinely intelligent.
* HeelRealization: The death of [[spoiler: Doctor Dillamond]] in the book was a wake up call for Galinda to re-evaluate what's important in life and stop being obsessed with popularity and being such a dumb blond.
* LesYay[=/=]HoYay: Fairly prevalent in the book, particularly on Galinda's side. Note the part where she catches her breath as she realises how beautiful Elphaba is, and that their relationship seems to have been the most meaningful one in Galinda's life. Arguable interpretation. Although she does dwell on how nervous Elphie makes her feel, and remembers sharing a bed with her. It should be noted that the only thing Glinda could remember about the Emerald City trip was that they shared a bed.
** Plus they have that incredibly emotional goodbye at the train station where they actually DO kiss- twice. And that part in the epilogue where Glinda literally feels Elphaba's death (despite not knowing exactly why she is suddenly so upset).
* LanguageOfMagic: The Grimmerie is full of this.
** Elphaba can somehow [[PossessionImpliesMastery read it without trying]], but others find it trickier.
** She does have to look hard to understand, as the words seem to move about the pages. Still does not make sense why [[spoiler: being half-earthling]] would have anything to do with your ability to read a foreign language though.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Elphaba and the Wizard.]][[spoiler: Liir to Elphaba, but much less of a surprise, since it's a main theme of the second book.]]
* MeaningfulName: Elphaba's name is a tribute to '''L'''. '''F'''rank '''B'''aum.
* MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: As Elphaba dies after being splashed by Dorothy, she sees visions of all the major people from her life.
* PatchworkFic: For copyright reasons, ''Wicked'' is supposed to be based on the original Oz books, but both the book and musical draw heavily from the MGM ''Wizard of Oz'' film.
* PerspectiveFlip
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Elphaba starts out sympathetic, but turns ''batshit insane.''
* RapeIsLove: subverted, Liir is very distraught over losing his virginity while in a coma to a maunt who is now pregnant. But he stays with her out of obligation, although neither seem to really care much for each other.
* RapeIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: Again, mostly certainly subverted.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: The book ending. Every single sympathetic character is dead or no longer sympathetic, and the Wizard leaves for reasons mostly unrelated to their struggle. Elphaba fails at every single major initiative she attempts during her lifetime.]]
* ShoutOut from ''A Lion Among Men'':
---> '''Yackle''': [[IWasQuiteALooker I was quite a looker in my time]].
---> '''Brrr''': [[DeadpanSnarker Oh, had they invented time as long ago as that?]]
---> '''Yackle''': A comedian. [[IGotBetter I come back from the very gates of death]] to be interviewed by a vaudeville wannabe. ''[[spoiler:Bert Lahr got his start in vaudeville.]]''
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The much more cynical version.
* StartOfDarkness: For the Wicked Witch of the West
* TooMuchInformation: Dorothy explains to Elphaba that she's been trying to remove Nessarose's slippers for days. Fair enough. But did she ''really'' have to mention how sweaty her socks had gotten from wearing the slippers for so long?
* TwiceToldTale
* UnableToCry: One of the reasons why she grew up to be such a distant, cold, and antisocial was because of water burning her skin, causing her to be unable to cry without her tears painfully burning her face like acid.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:The Wizard.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The book is much saucier than the musical. In Gregory Maguire's world, [[EveryoneIsBi everybody is bisexual]] until proven otherwise.
** To say nothing of the violence, occultism, and Elphaba being a domestic terrorist.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: That scene in the philosophy club seems like it's some kind of metaphor... a metaphor for what we'll probably never find out.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Elphaba
* WhamLine: At the end of ''Son of a Witch'': [[spoiler: "He took her to the doorway and held her up in the warm rain. She cleaned up green."]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Underlined in heavy red crayon in the novel. It's hard out here for an IntellectualAnimal.
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: It's pretty easy for a lot of people to forget about Elphaba's brother Shell. He wasn't mentioned much in the first book, and was cut completely from the musical, causing his sudden appearance in the second book quite a "oh yeahhhhh...." moment for some.
* WordOfGay: Maguire has stated that "something" was going on between Elphaba and Glinda, but he [[ShrugOfGod doesn't specify what]].
* YaoiGuys: Crope and Tibbet in the first book. In the second book [[spoiler: Liir and Trism.]]

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->'''Rick:''' What are you reading?
->'''Kirsten:''' It's a queer-revisionist telling
"Wicked" may refer to...

* ''[[Literature/{{Wicked}} Wicked: The Life and Times
of ''The Wizard the Wicked Witch of Oz''.
->'''Rick:''' There already was
the West]]'', a queer revision novel by GregoryMaguire.
* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', a stage adaptation
of ''The Wizard of Oz.'' It was called the novel.
* ''[[Film/{{Wicked 1998}} Wicked (1998)]]'', a 1998 film starring Julia Stiles.
* ''[[Film/{{Wicked 1931}} Wicked (1931)]]'', a 1931 film starring Victor [=McLaglen=].
*
''Wicked'', and it was even gayer than the original!
->--''[[RickAndSteve Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World]]''

!!For the musical adaptation go [[{{Theatre/Wicked}} here]].

A novel by Gregory Maguire [[TheMusical and later a musical]], Wicked is the story of Elphaba, who will one day become the Wicked Witch of the West. Yes, ''[[TheWizardOfOz that ]]''[[TheWizardOfOz Wicked Witch]].

Elphaba was born with green skin after her mother [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean had an encounter]] with a travelling businessman. Her mother gives birth to an armless child, Nessarose, and then later [[DeathByChildbirth dies giving birth]] to Elphaba's third sibling, her brother, Shell.

When Elphaba is older, she goes to school at Shiz, and is roomed with the pretty, popular Galinda. At first Galinda is ''not'' happy about this.

Things change, however, when Professor Dillamond, their TalkingAnimal teacher, is found dead, soon after Animal hate speech started being promoted by faculty members. Galinda changes her name to Glinda in honor of him. And the two become close compatriots. Elphaba rescues a Lion cub brought in by his replacement, and gains a passion for fighting for Animal rights. Elphaba goes to the Emerald City to speak to the wizard of this, and her life changes forever. Events push the two friends along their paths towards becoming the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Not to be confused with the Australian NightmareFuel kid's books of the same name.

The
fifth book has been expanded into in the ''PrettyLittleLiars'' series.
* The Literature/WickedSeries,
a series entitled ''The Wicked Years'', now with two sequels, revolving around Elphaba's possible son Liir and the Cowardly Lion, respectively.

It now has a Characters/{{Wicked}} character sheet listed under "Literature" but feel free to
of YoungAdultFiction novels by Nancy Holder.
* A participle form of "{{Wick}}", as in, "{{Entry Pimp}}s
make entries for either the book or the musical.

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!!The Book contains examples of the following tropes:

* AdaptationDyeJob: Glinda is made into a blonde, while she had dark hair in the books and red hair in the 1939 film.
* AlternateUniverse: The book is set in an alternate universe of both the WizardOfOz movie and books series, which in themselves are alternate universes of each other. The musical for Wicked is also an alternate universe of the Wicked books.
* AnIcePerson: Elphaba subconsciously freezes a river in order to rescue Chistery.
* ArrangedMarriage: Fiyero was married this way before entering Shiz. Not that this mattered too much.
* BeeBeeGun: Elphaba keeps bees, and like in the original story she ends up sending them after Dorothy.
* BiTheWay: Liir, Elphaba's father, and Turtleheart are the most obvious, but you can say that pretty much everyone is open for interpretation.
* BreatherEpisode: The third book staunchly refuses to move the plot at all, and presumably pretty much covers
sure all the loose plot holes that aren't important to the ending of the next book.
* ChurchMilitant: Nessarose, in the book; in the musical she's just an ObstructiveBureaucrat.
* ClingyMacGuffin: As much as Dorothy might like to hand Nessarose's ruby slippers over to Elphaba, they won't come off, thinking that Galinda might have put a spell on them so they'd stay stuck to her feet.
* ConvenientComa: It is implied that Elphaba carried Liir to term through this.
* TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch: [[spoiler: Dillamond's death.]]
* CrapsackWorld: This book basically takes every political interpretation of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and makes them canon, with a spin and adds [[ItGotWorse one hundred pounds of misery on everyone that means anything]].
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Gender-flipped with [[spoiler: Liir, who was raped by Candle while comatose.]]
* EveryoneIsBi: In the book Oz seems to be a pretty sexually liberated world, and it's usually safe to assume a character is bisexual until proven otherwise.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Elphaba, sort of. Teaching monkeys to speak was probably good for them, but sewing on wings ForScience? That's rather morally gray.
* FailPolish: In the book, Elphaba's described as having stringy hair, a long nose, a mannishly strong jaw, and if it weren't for her being green, she wouldn't be much to look at. But in the musical, along with most book illustrations, and fan art, she's a generically cute girl who's only flaw is being green. Though to be fair, Elphaba is also compared to her mother a few times, as far as appearance.
* FanFic: ''Wicked'' appears to be more of a fan fiction of ''TheWizardOfOz'' books and movies as a whole.
* FantasticRacism: Both against Elphaba and the sapient Animals.
* FantasyCounterPartCulture: The Vinkus to Africa.
* ForegoneConclusion: Elphaba will become the Wicked Witch, her sister will be squashed by a farmhouse, the Wizard will leave...
* {{Foreshadowing}}: One particular example [[spoiler:said by Trism to Liir]] in the second book: [[spoiler: "Are you just slow, or are you falling in love with me?"]]
* FurryConfusion: Only the Animals (note the capital "A") are fully sapient, while the regular animals are just...well, animals. Further confused when Elphaba starts experimenting on animals to see if she can teach them to become Animals. Her monkeys seem to become nothing more than talking parrots, but the second book shows that Chistory became genuinely intelligent.
* HeelRealization: The death of [[spoiler: Doctor Dillamond]] in the book was a wake up call for Galinda to re-evaluate what's important in life and stop being obsessed with popularity and being such a dumb blond.
* LesYay[=/=]HoYay: Fairly prevalent in the book, particularly on Galinda's side. Note the part where she catches her breath as she realises how beautiful Elphaba is, and that
their relationship seems to have been the most meaningful one in Galinda's life. Arguable interpretation. Although she does dwell on how nervous Elphie makes her feel, and remembers sharing a bed with her. It should be noted that the only thing Glinda could remember about the Emerald City trip was that they shared a bed.
** Plus they have that incredibly emotional goodbye at the train station where they actually DO kiss- twice. And that part in the epilogue where Glinda literally feels Elphaba's death (despite not knowing exactly why she is suddenly so upset).
* LanguageOfMagic: The Grimmerie is full of this.
** Elphaba can somehow [[PossessionImpliesMastery read it without trying]], but others find it trickier.
** She does have to look hard to understand, as the words seem to move about the pages. Still does not make sense why [[spoiler: being half-earthling]] would have anything to do with your ability to read a foreign language though.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Elphaba and the Wizard.]][[spoiler: Liir to Elphaba, but much less of a surprise, since it's a main theme of the second book.]]
* MeaningfulName: Elphaba's name is a tribute to '''L'''. '''F'''rank '''B'''aum.
* MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: As Elphaba dies after being splashed by Dorothy, she sees visions of
favorite works are {{Wick}}ed all the major people from her life.
* PatchworkFic: For copyright reasons, ''Wicked'' is supposed to be based on the original Oz books, but both the book and musical draw heavily from the MGM ''Wizard of Oz'' film.
* PerspectiveFlip
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain: Elphaba starts out sympathetic, but turns ''batshit insane.''
* RapeIsLove: subverted, Liir is very distraught
over losing his virginity while in a coma to a maunt who is now pregnant. But he stays with her out of obligation, although neither seem to really care much for each other.
* RapeIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: Again, mostly certainly subverted.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: The book ending. Every single sympathetic character is dead or no longer sympathetic, and
the Wizard leaves for reasons mostly unrelated to their struggle. Elphaba fails at every single major initiative she attempts during her lifetime.]]
* ShoutOut from ''A Lion Among Men'':
---> '''Yackle''': [[IWasQuiteALooker I was quite a looker in my time]].
---> '''Brrr''': [[DeadpanSnarker Oh, had they invented time as long ago as that?]]
---> '''Yackle''': A comedian. [[IGotBetter I come back from the very gates of death]] to be interviewed by a vaudeville wannabe. ''[[spoiler:Bert Lahr got his start in vaudeville.]]''
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The much more cynical version.
* StartOfDarkness: For the Wicked Witch of the West
* TooMuchInformation: Dorothy explains to Elphaba that she's been trying to remove Nessarose's slippers for days. Fair enough. But did she ''really'' have to mention how sweaty her socks had gotten from wearing the slippers for so long?
* TwiceToldTale
* UnableToCry: One of the reasons why she grew up to be such a distant, cold, and antisocial was because of water burning her skin, causing her to be unable to cry without her tears painfully burning her face like acid.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:The Wizard.]]
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The book is much saucier than the musical. In Gregory Maguire's world, [[EveryoneIsBi everybody is bisexual]] until proven otherwise.
** To say nothing of the violence, occultism, and Elphaba being a domestic terrorist.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: That scene in the philosophy club seems like it's some kind of metaphor... a metaphor for what we'll probably never find out.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Elphaba
* WhamLine: At the end of ''Son of a Witch'': [[spoiler: "He took her to the doorway and held her up in the warm rain. She cleaned up green."]]
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Underlined in heavy red crayon in the novel. It's hard out here for an IntellectualAnimal.
* WhoIsThisGuyAgain: It's pretty easy for a lot of people to forget about Elphaba's brother Shell. He wasn't mentioned much in the first book, and was cut completely from the musical, causing his sudden appearance in the second book quite a "oh yeahhhhh...." moment for some.
* WordOfGay: Maguire has stated that "something" was going on between Elphaba and Glinda, but he [[ShrugOfGod doesn't specify what]].
* YaoiGuys: Crope and Tibbet in the first book. In the second book [[spoiler: Liir and Trism.]]
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* UnableToCry: One of the reasons why she grew up to be such a distant, cold, and antisocial was because of water burning her skin, causing her to be unable to cry without her tears painfully burning her face like acid.


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->'''Kirsten:''' It's a queer-revisionist telling of ''The Wizard of Oz''

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!!For the musical adaptation go [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Wicked here]].

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!!For the musical adaptation go [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Wicked [[{{Theatre/Wicked}} here]].


* FanFic: ''Wicked'' appears to be more of a fan fiction of ''TheWizardOfOz'' movie rather than the book, with passing nods to Baum's sequels.
** The book ''The Grimmerie'', about the making of the musical, explains that Maguire was specifically troubled by two plot elements: that the Wicked Witch should be killed [[AlwaysChaoticEvil just because she's wicked]], and that Glinda didn't tell Dorothy about the shoes as soon as they met. Both of these elements are movie-only; the book clearly states that the Wicked Witch [[MadeASlave enslaves people]] (but then again, so does the movie), and in the book the witch who meets Dorothy at the start is not Glinda but the Good Witch of the North (unnamed, later identified by LFrankBaum as Locasta) who doesn't know anything about the shoes and sends Dorothy to the City of Emeralds partly so she can ask the Wizard about them.
** The inability of Dorothy to remove the slippers was also a movie-only plot element.
** It's more thorny than that. Maguire's novel is actually a ContinuityNod to the original Oz novels (the curse of Nick Chopper, the appearance of Boq, Glinda being the Good Witch of the ''South'') in all but one vital respect: Elphaba being green, which was lifted from the 1939 film (in the original Oz novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", the Witch is described as being old, wrinkled and having one eye). The musical chooses to set itself firmly in the continuity of the film (under the fair assumption that the audience will be way more familiar with it than the novel) and fits the plot elements from Maguire's novel around that concept.
** Here's the quote from ''The Grimmerie'':
--->"... the future novelist dwelled on the tale's moral implications. Why did the Wizard command Dorothy to kill the Wicked Witch? Merely because she was Wicked, with a capital W? Why did Glinda the Good Witch wait until Dorothy had nearly been killed to tell her that the shoes would take her home to Kansas?"
::::Seems pretty clear that Maguire based the book on two movie-only plot holes.
*** That's where he first got the idea from, but there's a huge amount of detail from the world that is from the Oz books and not in the movie: the four lands of Oz as the most obvious example, Ozma and her line, Lurline, etc., etc.
*** Plus Elphaba's compassion for and determination to help the animals clearly came from Margaret Hamilton's dedication to said cause.
*** The series in general can be seen as an homage to ''The Wizard of Oz ''in general'', mostly the books, and some of the movie.
*** Or conversely, a homage to the movie using details from the books as worldbuilding.

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* FanFic: ''Wicked'' appears to be more of a fan fiction of ''TheWizardOfOz'' movie rather than the book, with passing nods to Baum's sequels.
** The book ''The Grimmerie'', about the making of the musical, explains that Maguire was specifically troubled by two plot elements: that the Wicked Witch should be killed [[AlwaysChaoticEvil just because she's wicked]], and that Glinda didn't tell Dorothy about the shoes as soon as they met. Both of these elements are movie-only; the book clearly states that the Wicked Witch [[MadeASlave enslaves people]] (but then again, so does the movie), and in the book the witch who meets Dorothy at the start is not Glinda but the Good Witch of the North (unnamed, later identified by LFrankBaum as Locasta) who doesn't know anything about the shoes and sends Dorothy to the City of Emeralds partly so she can ask the Wizard about them.
** The inability of Dorothy to remove the slippers was also a movie-only plot element.
** It's more thorny than that. Maguire's novel is actually a ContinuityNod to the original Oz novels (the curse of Nick Chopper, the appearance of Boq, Glinda being the Good Witch of the ''South'') in all but one vital respect: Elphaba being green, which was lifted from the 1939 film (in the original Oz novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", the Witch is described as being old, wrinkled and having one eye). The musical chooses to set itself firmly in the continuity of the film (under the fair assumption that the audience will be way more familiar with it than the novel) and fits the plot elements from Maguire's novel around that concept.
** Here's the quote from ''The Grimmerie'':
--->"... the future novelist dwelled on the tale's moral implications. Why did the Wizard command Dorothy to kill the Wicked Witch? Merely because she was Wicked, with a capital W? Why did Glinda the Good Witch wait until Dorothy had nearly been killed to tell her that the shoes would take her home to Kansas?"
::::Seems pretty clear that Maguire based the book on two movie-only plot holes.
*** That's where he first got the idea from, but there's a huge amount of detail from the world that is from the Oz
books and not in the movie: the four lands of Oz movies as the most obvious example, Ozma and her line, Lurline, etc., etc.
*** Plus Elphaba's compassion for and determination to help the animals clearly came from Margaret Hamilton's dedication to said cause.
*** The series in general can be seen as an homage to ''The Wizard of Oz ''in general'', mostly the books, and some of the movie.
*** Or conversely,
a homage to the movie using details from the books as worldbuilding.whole.

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