Jinnicky the Red Jinn is a powerful jinn, or genie, who lives in the Land of Ev.
Unlike the usual genie who lives in a bottle, Jinnicky lives in a red ginger jar; his head, arms, and legs emerge through holes in the glass, though he can retract himself inside, like a turtle in his shell. The red glass of his jar is so congenial for him that he has his own red glass castle, situated by Ev's Nonestic Ocean shoreline.
Jinnicky is a good jinn, in that he uses his power for moral and ethical purposes, to counter evil magic and to help those afflicted by it. He is a portly and generally jovial character; his hair and beard are red.
- Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz (first appearance)
- The Purple Prince of Oz
- Ojo in Oz
- The Wishing Horse of Oz
- Captain Salt in Oz
- The Silver Princess in Oz
- Yankee in Oz
Jinnicky appears simply as "the Red Jinn" in the earliest of these books, and is named in the subsequent books.
[Thompson modeled Jinnicky on the standard genie of Arabian Nights lore. She gave Jinnicky a group of servants, who are identified both as black and as slaves — which has caused offense among some modern readers. Most controversially from the viewpoint of contemporary political correctness, she had the slaves rebel, and their rebellion suppressed, in The Silver Princess in Oz.]