The Wicked Witch of the West
Wicked Witch of the West
Biographical Information
World Oz
Title(s) Wicked Witch of the West
Also known as The Wicked Witch
Physical information
Species Witch
Gender Female
Age Unknown
Hair colour
Eye colour
Other Traits Can control The Flying Monkeys with her golden hat, one powerful eye
Family information
Family Members
Affiliation Part of the Masked Man's army of literary villains
Land of Stories
First Appearance Beyond the Kingdoms, ch 19
Appeared in Book(s) Beyond the Kingdoms


The Wicked Witch of the West is a fictional character from the Oz Books by L. Frank Baum[1]. She is first mentioned in Beyond the Kingdoms, ch 13, and first appears in chapter 19.

For more on Baum's Wicked Witch, click here.

 Appearance and Personality

"The Wicked Witch of the West was short and feisty. She had one large visible eye and another that was covered with an eye patch. She had three braids of thin hair and wore a pointed golden hat that allowed her to control the flying monkeys. She held a magical umbrella and used it as a cane as she walked."[2]

She is described as "one of the most terrifying villains in the history of literature" and has an army of flying monkeys, wolves, crows, bees, and Winkies.[3] She rules Winkie Country.


Beyond the Kingdoms

Alex, Conner, Red, Goldilocks, Jack, Mother Goose, Lester and the Tin Woodman plan to catch the Masked Man at Winkie Country when he attempts to recruit the Wicked Witch for his army; however, when they arrive there, the Wicked Witch is already gone. Blubo, a young flying monkey that remained at the castle, tells them how the Masked Man told the Witch that he had killed the Wicked Witch of the East and had taken her silver shoes, and if she wanted them, she'd have to come with him.[4] She helps the Masked Man trap Conner, Peter Pan and the Tin Woodman into the book about Robin Hood, and burns the book along with their copy of Alice in Wonderland with her magical umbrella.[5]


"And you promised me the silver slippers!"[6]

"I won't be fooled by anymore of your lies! Your reign ends today!"[7]

"Our biggest mistake was trusting you!"[8]

"Cut off her head? There are other ways to execute someone, you know - most of which are more entertaining and far less messy."[9]


  2. TLOS IV, ch 19, p 261
  3. TLOS IV, ch 13, p 182
  4. TLOS IV, ch 15 p 205
  5. TLOS IV, ch 19, p 263
  6. TLOS V, ch 3, p 55
  7. TLOS V, ch 3, p 59
  8. TLOS V, ch 3, p 59
  9. TLOS V, ch 6, p 97