Public Domain Super Heroes
King Dox of Foxville

Real Name

Renard the IV of Foxville

First Appearance

The Road to Oz (1909)

Original Publisher

Reilly & Britton

Created by

L. Frank Baum


King Dox is a handsome fox with a shrewd and knowing expression. He wears large spectacles and a gold crown with shiny points.

His likeness is carved over both the gate of the city and the main entrance of the palace.

King Dox has the power to transform a person's head to that of a fox, but he cannot change it back.

When Dorothy Gale, the Shaggy Man, and Button-Bright visited Foxville on their way to the Land of Oz, King Dox was so impressed with Button-Bright's curious nature he transformed the boy's head into that of a fox. He also begged Dorothy for an invitation to Ozma's birthday party, which he did later attend.

Public Domain Appearances

  • The Road to Oz


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

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