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This article focuses on the world.
For the Season Three episode, see "Kansas".
Dorothy? Didn't I send you back to Kansas?
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Kansas is a world[1] mentioned on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It is first mentioned in the fifth episode of the second season.

Kansas is based on the location of the same name from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


Before First Curse

Kansas is a world that Dorothy and Walsh originate from. Not much is known about this world, except that a cyclone appeared in Kansas and swept away Dorothy to Oz while she was trapped in her house. With the help of silver slippers, she eventually returns home. Years later, she learns from the munchkins of Oz that the Wicked Witch is still alive, so she leaves Kansas again and returns to Oz to defeat her. ("Kansas", "Our Decay")


On-Screen Notes

  • In "The Doctor", Jefferson returns from Oz and says that the Silver Slippers, which Rumplestiltskin requested, had been moved to another land. Rumplestiltskin says that the slippers were what he needed to "get to that other land". Rumplestiltskin was referring to the Land Without Magic, implying that Kansas is in our world.
    • However, Adam Horowitz later stated that Dorothy's Kansas is a fictional world.[1]
  • The fact that a cyclone brought Dorothy from Kansas to Oz indicates that Kansas is a magical location. ("Kansas")