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Blinkie (witch)
Blinkie Krewl

The Wicked Witch Blinkie, before King Krewl.

Title Wicked Witch
Species Human
Residence Jinxland (Quadling Country)
Affiliation King Krewl
First Appearance The Scarecrow of Oz

Blinkie was a Wicked Witch who lived in Jinxland.


This evil creature is old and ugly. She is called "Blinkie" because she lost one eye and wears a black patch over it. She carries over her arm a black bag which contains several packets of powder which she uses in her witchcraft.

Her house has eight sides, with a door and a window in each side. There is a stout post in the center, and a fireplace with a large kettle.


Blinkie was the leader of all the other Jinxland witches, and therefore the most hated and feared. King Krewl used her witchcraft at times, but she always charged large sums of money or heaps of precious jewels for her services.

When Trot, Cap'n Bill, and Button-Bright arrived in Jinxland, the king was suspicious of them. Blinkie agreed that Cap'n Bill might be a powerful wizard, so she snuck into his room while he was sleeping and transformed him into a grasshopper (with a wooden leg).

She froze the heart of Gloria and was well-paid by King Krewl and his courtier Googly-Goo. But when King Krewl was deposed by the Scarecrow of Oz, Blinkie was quickly captured. The Scarecrow sprinkled a shrinking powder on her, and would not give her the antidote until she righted the wrongs she had committed. By the time the grasshopper was transformed back into Cap'n Bill and Gloria's heart was defrosted, Blinkie was no taller than the Scarecrow's knee. He gave her the antidote to the shrinking powder, which also contained a compound that deprived her of all her magic powers. Since she was then harmless, the Scarecrow sent her home. (The Scarecrow of Oz). 

In the non-canonical The Amber Flute of Oz, she awakens a gigantic Sand Serpent from the Deadly Desert to conquer Oz shortly after Dorothy left in the first book


In the film which this novel is loosely based on, His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz, Blinkie does not appear and instead Mombi is the villain.

However, The fact that Blinkie is one-eyed and wears an eye-patch suggests a connection to the Wicked Witch of the West.

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