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I can't take this off ever.
~ The Jester explaining his sisters curse to Glenda
Don't mess with the Jester!
~ The Jester

The Jester Is the main antagonist of the animated film, Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return. He is the brother of The Wicked Witch of the West and Wicked Witch of the East.

He is played by Martin Short who also played The Appraiser in the same movie and Jack Frost from Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.


When the Jester was just a young boy, he often tried to steal his sister's broom for himself. Not only that, but she also did terrible stuff to him. At some point, she placed a spell on him that prevents him from taking off the same outfit. Whenever he attempted to take it off, another one with different colors would appear each time. Even after her death, the spell remained intact.

Role in the film

In the beginning, the Jester was seen at his castle talking to Glinda the Good Witch. He explained that he was cursed by his sister into being unable to take off his uniform. He also had her turned into a puppet and locked her up in a glass case. The Jester had winged-monkeys invading Emerald City and kidnapped Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow and placed them in their separate torture chambers.

He changed the wooden signs so that Dorothy and Wiser would get arrested for eating the illegal sweets. Later, he led the gang into a huge waterfall with fake fireflies, which resulted in China Princess being broken. The Jester often abused his right-hand winged-monkey by strangling him and shrinking his wings. He even thanked Dorothy for (unintentionally) killing the Wicked Witch of the West out of pride. During the final battle, the Jester created a purple tornado and after Dorothy saved him from being sucked in, he offered her to rule Oz with him. Upon hearing her refusal and that she destroyed the orb, the Jester loses his sanity by jumping in the tornado to get the broomstick back, but both he and the tornado vanished. His fate remains ambiguous.


  • During the climax of the movie, while he was wearing face paint, he bears a minor resemblence to The Joker from the 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight.
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