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"There's no more magic in Oz."
—The Wizard

 In the world of Emerald City

"If it's alive, kill it. If it's dead, burry it."
—The Wizard to Eammon


In 1996

Frank Morgan is working at a laboratory in Topeka, together with Karen, Jane and Roberto. The lab is trying to create energy out of air, by using a special machine to create tornadoes.

One day Frank ridges the machine to malfunction and transports himself, Karen and Jane to Oz, accidentally killing Roberto in the process.

In Oz, the group is taken in by the Munja'kins. Frank tries to show-off to the locals by scientific tricks but is quickly out-classed by Nahara, who can conjure creatures out of stones.

In 2016

The Wizard is running Oz, having apparently saved it from the Beast Forever in the past.

He is seated in the Emerald City. He uses mechanical flying monkeys to gather footage and information. Having noticed 'The First True Sign', that is Dorothy's arrival in a tornado, he dispatches Eammon to find whatever tore through the sky and get rid of it.

According to Glinda's words, he saved Oz when magic could not. He also sealed the Sacred Temple of the Cardinal Witches and banned magic in Oz.

In the works of L. Frank Baum

The Wizard of Oz rules the land from the Emerald City. Dorothy travels there to ask him for help in returning home to Kansas. he has a habit of appearing to the people he grands audience in different forms and shapes.

For Dorothy and her party, he took the shape of a giant head, a beautiful fairy, a ball of fire, a monster and a disembodied voice.

In fact, the Wizard is a conman from Omaha, Nebraska. His real name is Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs, Oz for short.

He ended up in the Land of Oz by accident, travelling in his hot air balloon.

He leaves Oz in the balloon as well, but later returns through a crack in the earth, together with Dorothy and Zeb. In the end, he becomes appretice to Glinda and is one of the two people in the Land who can use magic without special permits (the other being Glinda herself).

Trivia

  • The wizard tarot

    The Wizard as Tarot's Magician

    The Wizard is bald and wearing a wig to keep up appearances.
  • He has been portrayed as a Tarot card 'The Magician' on Emerald city's Facebook page
  • Wizard's real name is Frank Morgan, a wink towards the name of an actor who portrayed the Wizard in film. 
  • The Wizard is a fan of Orson Wells. 

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