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For the Season Three episode, see "Kansas".

Dorothy? Didn't I send you back to Kansas?

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Kansas is a world[1] mentioned on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It is first mentioned in the fifth episode of the second season.

Kansas is based on the location of the same name from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


Before First Curse

Walsh, a circus huckster from Kansas, is whisked away to the land of Oz by unknown means. ("It's Not Easy Being Green")

As a young girl, Dorothy Gale, a Kansas native, is swept away by a cyclone and brought to the land of Oz. After she defeats a wicked witch, the "Wizard of Oz" grants her a pair of silver slippers capable of crossing worlds and uses them to return to Kansas. On her return, her aunt Em is the only person who believes Dorothy about her prior adventure and refuses to let her be admitted into an asylum. ("Kansas", "Ruby Slippers")

At an older age, the munchkins notify Dorothy that the wicked witch, Zelena, is still alive and ruling over the land of Oz. Dorothy, who no longer fears the witch, uses the silver slippers in Kansas and travels back to Oz. ("Our Decay")


On-Screen Notes


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 TwitterLogo.svg @AdamHorowitzLA (Adam Horowitz) on Twitter (April 4, 2016). "In OUAT, Dorothy exists in a "fictional Kansas" realm, like we've seen w/other stories. Need slippers to get there and back" (screenshot)

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