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Unc Nunkie

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Unc Nunkie

Real Name


First Appearance

The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)

Original Publisher

Reilly & Britton

Created by

L. Frank Baum


Nunkie is the descendant of the kings who ruled the Munchkin Country before it became a part of the Land of Oz; he might have been King of the Munchkins, but instead retired to the Blue Forest with his baby nephew, Ojo.

After Ojo grew up and their bread tree stopped producing, Nunkie took Ojo to visit their nearest neighbor, his old friend Dr. Pipt. There, Nunkie was accidently turned to marble by the Liquid of Petrifaction, but was later restored to life by the Wizard of Oz.


He is frequently called "The Silent One" because he speaks rarely and then primarily with a single word; very occasionally he makes a "long speech" of two words.

Nunkie dresses in the traditional Munchkin outfit, with blue suit, pointed blue shoes, and a peaked blue hat with a flat brim.

Public Domain Appearances


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

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