Friday, October 27, 2006

What Alignment Were the Flying Monkeys in The Wizard of Oz?

The flying monkeys of the Wizard of Oz, properly known as Winged Monkeys, are Lawful Neutral. They will obey anyone, good or evil, so long as the individual is wearing the Golden Cap. (I refer, of course, to the authentic series of events as recounted in the book, not the fictionalized Hollywood tripe served up in the movie.) Morality is of no consequence to them. Strict adherence to the wearer of the Cap is their only guiding principal.

Some have asserted that Winged Monkeys are inherently good and were merely the victims of an unfortunate spell cast by the Wicked Witch. This view, though popular, is incorrect and easily refuted by a careful examination of the historical record. The "spell," as is now commonly recognized by Oz historians, was a legal stratagem, designed by the Winged Monkeys' legal defense team, to secure them immunity in criminal tribunals held after the collapse of the Witch's regime.

The truth is far simpler. Winged monkeys, like all monkeys, will obey anyone with a shiny object on their head. It's just in their nature.

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent.

    This info will come in handy for my next heist.

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