Ruby Slippers - Television

Television

In the 1990–1991 animated production of The Wizard of Oz, the ruby slippers' powers are significantly enhanced. Not only do they retain their movie-inspired ability to repel the Wicked Witch of the West's touch, as well as the capability to teleport their user (and an unspecified number of companions) to any location desired, but they also demonstrate numerous other attributes and capabilities as well. Among them are the ability to:

  • cloud/block the view of the Witch's crystal ball, but only as long as they remain glowing
  • negate, dispel, or reverse hexes or magical energy, used against their wearer, by the Witch
  • levitate an object and control its trajectory through the air
  • immediately adjust their size/shape to fit their wearer

In this series, Dorothy remains inexperienced and unfamiliar with the shoes' magic, and as such, calls upon their power only as a last resort; often resulting in a deus ex machina scenario. The Cowardly Lion and Truckle, the Wicked Witch of the Wests chief Flying Monkey, also get to wear them briefly.

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