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Chistery, as he appears in the Musical version of Wicked.

Species Winged Monkey
Residence Kiamo Ko, Winkie Country, Land of Oz
Affiliation Elphaba
First Appearance Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Chistery was Elphaba's pet Winged Monkey in The Wicked Years and in related media.


Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, created Chistery, sewing wings onto a normal snow monkey, and experimenting with the difference between normal animals and sentient Animals. Her experiment was successful, as Chistery learned to speak but had a somewhat limited intelligence. (Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West)

Chistery continued to live in the Witch's castle after her death at Dorothy Gale's hands. He lived with Nanny, who had cared for Elphaba since she was little. Years later, Liir returned to the castle and met Chistery once again. During his visit, an injured princess appears and tells Chistery to go to a Conference of the Birds, but Liir agrees to go instead. (Son of a Witch)

In the Musical

Chistery belonged to the Wizard of Oz before he belonged to Elphaba. He was just an ordinary monkey who liked to watch the birds fly. The Wizard tricked Elphaba into casting a levitation spell on him. This gave him, and the other Winged Monkeys, wings. (Wicked)