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I'm allergic to water! It makes me melt!
~ Evillene's fate.

Evillene, also known as the Wicked Witch of the West, is the main antagonist of the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz and the 1978 film version of the same name.

Her enemies are Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion. She wants to avenge the death of her sister Evermean and to retrieve her silver slippers.


  • In the original broadway musical and the 1978 film adaptation, she was portrayed by the late Mabel King.
  • In the 1984 broadway revival, she was portrayed by Ella Mitchell, who was an understudy for Mabel King during the shows original run.
  • At the 2009 City Center Encores!, she was portrayed by Tichina Arnold, who also played Rochelle Rock in Everybody Hates Chris.
  • In the 2015 NBC live musical telecast, she was portrayed by Mary J. Blige, who would later play Cha Cha in The Umbrella Academy.


Evillene's henchmen are the Winkies and the Flying Monkeys. The Flying Monkeys capture Dorothy and her friends. Evillene tries to take back the silver shoes but her powers are worthless against Dorothy. Evillene tortures Dorothy's friends. This includes Dorothy's little pet dog, Toto, with Evillene threatening to burn him alive. But just as Dorothy is willing to surrender, the Scarecrow (while still split in half) hints Dorothy toward a fire alarm. Just as Evillene screams at Dorothy, Dorothy pulls the fire alarm, activating the sprinklers and putting out the fire; this also manages to melt Evillene (as a result of her being allergic to water) as she disappears and is flushed down her toilet throne.

Powers and Abilities

  • she has the power to teleport anyone or anything to her workshop at close range as indicated the bolts of lightning coming from her entrance
  • She also can move inanimate objects and people around or even order people without touching/ordering them
  • She can intimidate even the most powerful people in OZ as even opposing her can cause great consequences on her side of OZ.
  • She can harm people with pyro or lightning to deadly effects
  • Her Reputation as the most dangerous in OZ has caused almost everyone to fear her, even the The Wiz has shown secretly great fear of her.


  • She is Very Allergic to Water as too much can cause her to melt completely into a puddle
  • She has a very short temper to the point she harms anyone that gives her bad news or who opposes her rule/command.
  • She is also very cocky to the point she gloats and monologues at very serious moments
  • She cannot harm or force off the wearer of her sister's shoes because if she would try that, it would cause her great pain and her magic would backfire.



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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | Flying Monkeys | Winkie Guards | Wicked Witch of the East
The Marvelous Land of Oz: General Jinjur | Mombi
Ozma of Oz: Nome King | Nomes | Wheelers
The Emerald City of Oz: Nome King
Tik-Tok of Oz: Nome King | Nomes
The Magic of Oz: Nome King | Kiki Aru

The Wizard of Oz (1939): Wicked Witch of the West | Flying Monkeys | Winkie Guards | Wicked Witch of the East | Miss Almira Gulch
The Wiz: Evillene
Dorothy in the Land of Oz: Tyrone the Terrible
Return to Oz: Nome King | Princess Mombi | Nomes | Wheelers
Journey Back to Oz: Mombi
Lion of Oz: Wicked Witch of the East | Gloom | Flying Monkeys
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | Flying Monkeys | Wicked Witch of the East
Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | Miss Almira Gulch
Dorothy and the Witches of Oz: Princess Langwidere | Nome King | Nomes
Oz the Great and Powerful: Evanora | Theodora
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return: Jester | The Appraiser
Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz: Nome King

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | General Jinjur | Nome King | Flying Monkeys | Wicked Witch of the East | Mombi | Wheelers | Nomes
Tin Man: The Wicked Witch | Azkadellia
Once Upon a Time: Zelena
Lost in Oz: Fitz
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Wicked Witch of the West | Wilhelmina Witch | Flying Monkeys (Frank and Lyman) | Nome King | Melinda the Mean | Sassy | Wheelers | General Jinjur | Wicked Witch of the East