- "Hello there, my name is Tippetarius, but you can call me Tip for short if you'd like. "
- ―The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)
Tippetarius (called Tip for short) is a fictional character created by L. Frank Baum, author of the Oz legacy. His first appearance is in Baum's second Oz book titled The Marvelous Land of Oz, published in 1904. Tip is introduced as a young, ragga-muffin adolescent orphan who was thought to be just the peasant slave boy living in the magical Land of Oz. He belonged to the old Gillikin Witch of the Northern qaundart named Mombi. But come to found out, Tip was later revealed to be the enchanted form of the long-lost daughter of the late King of Oz, long before the Wizard arrived and took over. The King was only known simply as Pastoria. Ozma is the last surviving heir to the imperial Throne of Fairy Queen Lurline. She now resides in the Royal Palace of Oz which is in the Emerald City. And she is the child Queen of Oz and it's rightful ruler.
Princess Ozma and Tip are basically the same person.
One day while Mombi was away, Tip carved a face in one of her pumpkins. Then he made a body for it out of wood, dressed him in some old clothes, and named him Jack Pumpkinhead. Tip set Jack up in the roadway to scare Mombi, but instead of being frightened she used the creation to test the Powder of Life. As punishment for trying to scare her, Mombi began brewing a potion that would turn Tip into a marble statue. That night, Tip stole the Powder of Life and ran away, taking Jack with him.
On their way, Tip used the Powder of Life to animate a Sawhorse for them to ride upon. The Sawhorse soon ran away with Jack, leaving Tip behind. The boy encountered an army of girls led by General Jinjur and followed them to the Emerald City where he was reunited the Jack and the Sawhorse.
There he met the Scarecrow who at the time was ruling the Emerald City. When General Jinjur conquered the city Tip, Jack, and the Scarecrow escaped aboard the Sawhorse and went to the Winkie Country where they sought the help of the Tin Woodman. (The Marvelous Land of Oz)
Because of all the work and labor he did for Mombi as her servant, Tip was a strong and rugged boy. Between chores Tip took time to enjoy himself, so he knew how to work hard and how to have fun. Tip is portrayed as a sympathetic character, one who doesn't feel sorry for themselves which makes him likable.
For another case of temporary female-to-male transformation, see Prince Marvel.