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Jinjur
Jinjur

Real Name

Jinjur

First Appearance

The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)

Original Publisher

Reilly & Britton

Created by

L. Frank Baum

Origin

Jinjur was unhappy because men had ruled the Emerald City for too long. She secretly organized an army made up entirely of girls and successfully conquered the city, stealing its fabulous wealth and enslaving all the men and boys. Jinjur was made Queen but, knowing that the Scarecrow had escaped and joined forces with his old friend the Tin Woodman, she summoned an old witch named Mombi to help her maintain the kingdom. Mombi was eventually captured by Glinda, The Good Witch of the South and was forced to reveal the identity of Princess Ozma, the true ruler of Oz. The Emerald City was liberated and Jinjur was captured but, on promise of good behavior she was sent home to her mother, like all the girls of her army.

After this, she settled down on a farm, obeying her promise to Ozma to behave. She married and lives on a farm in the Munchkin Country with her husband and nine cows, all of which apparently are different colors. She strongly implies that she punched her husband in the eye because he milked the red cow instead of the white one. She later attempted to help the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman break a terrible enchantment, and permitted them to stay at her farm.

Appearance and Demeanor

Jinjur is a pretty girl, and for the most part good, reliable, and honest. She can get excited and a little rash at times.

Public Domain Appearances

Books:

  • The Marvelous Land of Oz
  • Ozma of Oz
  • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (mentioned only)
  • The Patchwork Girl of Oz (mentioned only)
  • The Tin Woodman of Oz
  • The Magic of Oz (mentioned only)

Stage:

Film:

  • The Land of Oz
  • The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Notes

  • While the original character who appeared in Oz books published before 1923 is in public domain, any versions published post-1923 are NOT in the public domain.

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