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The Wicked Witch, the REAL Victim in Oz by Aonon The Wicked Witch, the REAL Victim in Oz by Aonon
Seriously. Turn it around and the Oz story becomes incredibly disturbing.
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killb94 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
In the book the evil witches aren't sisters.
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Skye-Rhyder Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
It came out in 1939.
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Dragonik2 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
True they never explained it in the movie, but if you have seen "oz the great and powerful", then maybe you'll understand.
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M-Night-Wolfalona Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
This article makes a good point... except the movie was released in 1939, so 1950s Kansas wasn't even conceptualized yet. So, it's more like 1930s post-Depression/Dust Bowl Kansas. This isn't even taking into consideration the children's book written by L Frank Baum and published in 1899. As well, Dorothy wasn't sent to kill the witch until AFTER she found out that the humbug Wizard would only help her get back home once she assassinated this major political figure in charge of an entire portion of the country.

I know that this must all appear nitpicky, but this was my favorite book AND movie growing up as a child. As well, I am obsessed with detail work, so do bear with me. All in all, however, this little blurb makes excellent sense in accordance to the film, which did mess up the book on a few moments (Oz only being a dream, my pasty white ass...). In the book, it is explained that the Witch of the West invaded a country, enslaved all of the inhabitants, and then habitually performed evil spells on various people and animals.
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Aonon Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Aaaah. The movie didn't explain that she really WAS evil. I hadn't read the book, so from my perspective she hadn't really done anything wrong. I do appreciate having a proper Oz fan inform me of my oversight, though. Learn something knew every day. X3 In fairness, I was going for funny, so accuracy may have been left at the door. X3
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whyhavedeactivedpage Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever seen the Broadway Musical Wicked? It's about this spin.
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Aonon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
That's what Wicked is about? Should have known. X3 My sister saw it a few years back.
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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's titled "The life and times of the wicked witch of the west"
The book goes into much much more detail about The witches' birth, why she's the only person in Oz to be green etc.

According to that book her main crime was the fact she had become something like a terrorist, that she was frighting for Animal rights (Animal being anthramorpic animals like the Coawrdly Lion and not animals like Toto) who at the time were being rounded up and treated like animals.

she also has a whirlwind affair with hte Prince of the Winkies Fiyero and while in a coma for about 7 years, goes into labour and has a son she doesent know about named Lir.
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Aonon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I'll have to look into that, very interesting!

But I'll be honest, it sounds like you made that last paragraph up in the spot. XD
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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
honestly legit
her son get's a sequal book titled "son of a witch"

Just watchout for the diamond club chapter
it's...very detailed for what it encludes...
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Aonon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
lol will do
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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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whyhavedeactivedpage Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is more involved but the shoes is basically act 2. Still, you feel the same way about her as you do in this spin. XD
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
lol XD Yeah, except her sister had been terrorizing the Munchinkins for some time. And if she was good she wouldn't have called herself the "Wicked" Witch. Still, I guess Even Evil Has Loved Ones.
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Tarvoc Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Yeah, because those who call themselves wicked clearly must be wicked. You know, because really evil persons always call themselves evil in public.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
They do in older stories were that was sorta the thing. Duh.
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Tarvoc Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Only in the badly written ones. ;) But yeah, the card-carrying villain is sort of a trope.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Actually it was more just how things were done. I don't recall people being savvy about that coming about until much later. Comics were like that at the time too.
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Tarvoc Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
No. Card-carrying villains are not less common in today's fiction than they were in earlier days. With a few exceptions, the card-carrying villain, if not just played for comedy, has always been a sign of bad quality.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
I said back in the 1940's. They were pretty much open in how evil they were. Like they needed to be clear to the readers just in case they didn't get it.
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Tarvoc Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Yeah, the 1940s were a little bit different in this respect. It was a time of war, first the 2nd World War, then the beginning of the Cold War, and forms of propaganda were rising everywhere. Also, America's enemies at that time (at least the Nazis) were practically real-life examples of card-carrying villains, which helped to make the trope more acceptable in fiction as well. But even in the 1950s, things slowly began to turn back to normal.
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Aonon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Did she ever call herself "Wicked" tho? And where does it say that her sister was terrorizing the Munchkins? They certainly didn't look like it. o3o
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I think it was spelled out clearer in the books. XD
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Aonon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
ah.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
ya
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