Nick Chopper's head

Real Name

Niccolo "Nick" Chopper

First Appearance

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

Original Publisher

Reilly & Britton

Created by

L. Frank Baum


After the Wicked Witch of the East was destroyed by Dorothy Gale's house, Ku-Klip entered the witch's home and took some of her magical devices, including a magic glue. He had thrown Nick Chopper and Captain Fyter's discarded body parts into a barrel, and decided to use this glue to assemble the parts from two men into a man called Chopfyt but, he found he must substitute a tin arm as well. Nimmie Amee marries the assemblage and appears to be quite happy, but Princess Ozma of Oz takes the witch's tools away from the smith so that he cannot create any more unnatural beings. With Chopfyt having Fyter's head, Chopper's was left bodyless and alive. Ku-Klip kept Nick, who found the Tin Woodman's claim to be him ludicrous, in a cabinet.

Public Domain Appearances


  • 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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