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  • Soldier with the Green Whiskers
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  • Wantowin Battles, (known better as the Soldier with the Green Whiskers ) is a fictional character invented by L. Frank Baum. His first appearance is in Baum's first Oz book titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900. He is part of the staff administration who works for the Wizard who rules the magical Land of Oz and lives in the land's imperial capital known as the Emerald City. Wantowin also lives in the city and mostly gaurds the Royal Palace of Oz. After the Wizard's reign ended, he became the official head bodyguard of the child Queen of Oz known as the lovely Princess Ozma. Wantowin also is the head captin of Oz's Royal Army of Oz as well as the boss of the Police Force in the Emerald City.
  • During the reign of the Wizard of Oz, the Soldier was the entire Royal Army of Oz. He never saw "The Great Oz" however; he always spoke to him through a screen. When the Scarecrow was made king, General Jinjur led an Army of Revolt which conquered the Emerald City. The Soldier escaped into the Royal Palace to warn the king, and then helped the Scarecrow and his companions escape the city, staying behind to await their return. When Ojo broke the law by picking a six-leaf clover, the Soldier had the duty of arresting him and bringing him to prison, which is run by his wife, Tollydiggle.
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  • L. Frank Baum & W.W. Denslow
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  • Omby Amby
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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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  • Reilly & Britton
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  • Wantowin Battles, (known better as the Soldier with the Green Whiskers ) is a fictional character invented by L. Frank Baum. His first appearance is in Baum's first Oz book titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900. He is part of the staff administration who works for the Wizard who rules the magical Land of Oz and lives in the land's imperial capital known as the Emerald City. Wantowin also lives in the city and mostly gaurds the Royal Palace of Oz. After the Wizard's reign ended, he became the official head bodyguard of the child Queen of Oz known as the lovely Princess Ozma. Wantowin also is the head captin of Oz's Royal Army of Oz as well as the boss of the Police Force in the Emerald City. * When Wantowin is introduced in Baums' first Oz book, other characters are also introduced who are said to work in the Emerald City's staff administration with him. Such as the Guardian of the Gates and the Emerald City Maid named Jellia Jamb.
  • During the reign of the Wizard of Oz, the Soldier was the entire Royal Army of Oz. He never saw "The Great Oz" however; he always spoke to him through a screen. When the Scarecrow was made king, General Jinjur led an Army of Revolt which conquered the Emerald City. The Soldier escaped into the Royal Palace to warn the king, and then helped the Scarecrow and his companions escape the city, staying behind to await their return. Later, we are introduced to the Royal Army of Oz, consisting of twenty-six officers and one private. This private, Omby Amby, proves to be the only brave soldier in the Army, so Princess Ozma promotes him to Captain-General and makes him her personal Body Guard. He has a fierce moustache (not noted in the text until The Emerald City of Oz but, shown in the illustrations from the beginning), but is capable of being gentle-natured, unlike the pompous officers, who come up with excuses not to fight and act very cowardly when facing the Giant with the Hammer. Omby Amby gets inadvertently flung onto the arm of the Giant and must jump down onto the soft body of the Scarecrow, and the officers more outwardly show their fear than the private. An officer mentions that they have a few other privates, but Omby Amby is the only one we ever see. He is cleaning the barracks when Ozma calls him into the banquet for his promotion. When the Wizard returned to Oz, he recognizes Omby Amby, who greets him accompanied by Jellia Jamb, the Green Girl, and wonders what happened to his "green whiskers." Omby Amby admits to having shaven them off long ago and become the Chief General of the Royal Armies. As Omby Amby, he serves as tour guide to Aunt Em & Uncle Henry around the Emerald City of Oz. It is he who informs them of the "Defensive Settlements of Oz" such as Rigmarole Town and Flutterbudget Center, where people are exiled for talking too much or worrying too much, respectively. When Ojo broke the law by picking a six-leaf clover, the Soldier had the duty of arresting him and bringing him to prison, which is run by his wife, Tollydiggle.
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