Talk:Wicked Witch of the East

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I have made extensive revisions to this article as part of an effort of mine to upgrade and improve the articles for Oz characters. The old article was basically only about the character as she appears in the classic books. I have added information about the subsequent movie as well as the modern revisionist works. --MatthewUND 06:25, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

Which Witch in the Cyclone?[edit]

About the witch Dorothy sees in the cyclone: remember she first sees Miss Gulch on the bicycle, which then transforms into the witch (this is probably the first hint that it's really a dream). The witch we see is this scene being the East one is certainly the feeing I got seeing the scene even before I knew of the controversy, and does seem to be the intention of the filmmakers. The West Witch calls her "my sister" only once (if my recollection is correct; I'm going to recheck this), and although it certainly seems to be indicative, it just may be meant as a "my friend"-, my "drinking companion"-, "my fellow worshipper of Satan"-sort of term. CFLeon 02:13, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

  • I think Glinda also says to Dorothy that the witch of the east was the sister of the witch of the west. Given that Margaret Hamilton played them both, they are evidently twins, although maybe not "identical" twins, in that the witch of the west "is worse than the other one". Wahkeenah 02:17, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Tricia Ann Mann[edit]

We can not cite a "Profess" as a source. We could, however, cite his/her published works. The published works cited do not appear to support the Tricia Ann Mann "legend." This information should not be included until proper sources have been provided. See also reliable sources. Rklawton 18:33, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Wicked Witch Of The East[edit]

Let's not forget that Dorothy, singing about her trip through the sky in the house, says "Just then - THE WITCH!" Clearly, the witch in the cyclone is the Wicked Witch of the East who was out flying around in bad weather and paid the ultimate price for her misjudgement.

Also, as regards the Witch of the West calling her "Sister," the original dialogue went like this:

WITCH: Who killed my sister? Who killed the Witch of the East? Was it you?

DOROTHY: No, no I didn't mean to kill anybody. It was an accident.

WITCH: Accident? You kill my dearest friend and severest critic and call it an "accident?" Well, my little pretty, I can cause accidents too.

These sources were randomly picked from a Google search. None of them make the assertions presented by the editor(s) who added them. This is just another form of vandalism. Rklawton 19:09, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

McDonald toy?[edit]

So I recently bought all of the Wizard of Oz McDonald toys on E-bay. I have to say, I was a lttle bit confused about the Wicked Witch of the East doll. She has long blonde hair, a red and purple dress, and a red hat. She's also wearing her stockings and ruby slippers. But I'm just confused about why she looks like that. Has the Wicked Witch of the East ever been portrayed as a blonde in a red dress? If so, when? All the other toys are based on the movie except for her, though of course we don't get to see much of her in the movie.-- (talk) 04:29, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Ah, I do see now that there was a section of the Wikipedia article that I missed about the McDonald's toy. But it still doesn't explain why they gave her that appearance. So the question still stands. -- (talk) 18:53, 24 July 2008 (UTC)


She was not related to the Wicked Witch of the West

Oh yes. She was her sister! (talk) 19:27, 18 November 2012 (UTC)