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The Wicked Witch of the West is a human witch from the Land of Oz.
The sister of Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East, Theodora used to be a good but conflicted witch of extraordinary power, with a particular affinity for fire magic. After biting a cursed apple, however, she had whatever goodness existed inside her sucked out of her soul, thereafter adopting green skin, an abrasive temper, and the identity of the “Wicked Witch of the West”. Her one weakness (an inborn trait, seemingly the trade-off to her fire abilities) is pure water, which melts her to a puddle if she comes into contact with it, though it has been proven time and again that she can easily be resurrected from such a demise.
Acting as the archenemy of the Wizard of Oz (whom she was once in love with before she bit the apple), the Witch has tried many times over to take over the land of Oz, surpassing even her sister in evil and ambition, with the Flying Monkeys as her soldiers. At the turn of the 20th century, she suffered a particularly scalding defeat at the hands of Dorothy Gale and her friends, prompting her to try and take revenge on the Kansas girl on several occasions.
Over the course of her long and villainous life, however, the Witch began to regain some humanity, even managing to be nice on a few occasions when it was required of her — notably making friends during her occasionally trips to Earth. She still remains wicked, however, albeit in the same loose way as Madam Mim or Peg-Leg Pete.
Behind the scenesEdit
The classic green-skinned incarnation of the Wicked Witch first appeared in 1939 in The Wizard of Oz and has made numerous appearances since.
Portrayers & Voice ActressesEdit
- Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz, Sesame Street, The Paul Lynde Halloween Special)
- Tress MacNeille (The Wizard of Oz - The Series)
- Debra Winger (The Wizard of Oz in Concert)
- Mila Kunis (Oz the Great and Powerful)
- Courtenay Taylor (LEGO Dimensions, When Monkeys Fly)
- Riki Lindhome (The Lego Batman Movie)