My Pretty (referred to by the Wicked Witch of the West) Dorothy
Powers / Skills
Kindness Silver Slippers (Ruby Slippers in the film)
Following the Yellow Brick Road, avoiding wicked witches and Flying Monkeys, taking care of Toto
To go back to Kansas To get a brain, a heart and courage for her friends
Friends / Allies
Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Wizard of Oz, Toto, Glinda, The Munchkins, Tik-Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, The Gump, Princess Ozma, Billina, Wiser, Marshal Mallow, China Princess, Tugg, Hungry Tiger, Tom, Jerry, Tuffy, Spike, Tyke, Droopy, Queen of the Field Mice, Hunk, Hickory, Zeke, Professor Chester Marvel
Wicked Witch of the West, Nikko (formerly), Flying Monkeys (formerly), Winkie Guards (formerly), Nome King, Nomes, Princess Mombi, Wheelers, Tyrone the Terrible (formerly), The Jester, Miss Almira Gulch, The Appraiser
Type of Hero
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
~ Dorothy Gale's famous quote, upon her arrival in Oz
Dorothy Gale is the protagonist of the broad Oz novels, written by L. Frank Baum. Her first appearance was in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
She is an ordinary girl from Kansas who runs away from home when her nasty neighbor Miss Gulch threatens to file a lawsuit to take/demolish her family's farm and tries to kill her dog Toto. But when a kind gypsy named Professor Marvel convinces her that her family and friends care about her, she goes back. She is swept up in a tornado and sent to the magical land of Oz. Glinda sends her on a quest to find the local Wizard to help her get home and escape the clutches of her archenemy, the Wicked Witch of the West who is after the Ruby Slippers Dorothy got from her dead sister. Along the way she befriends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion (Old Hunk, Hickory, and Zeke in Kansas) who all want something from the Wizard as well.
In the movie adaptation of The Wizard of Oz (1939), she is portrayed by the late Judy Garland.