Secondary characters

Cedric Snowbank

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Mr. Snowbank‘s son, Zee and Nick‘s friend, one of the Tower kids.

Flamboyant, lazy, condescending, obnoxious, a pathetic flirt and a spoiled brat. Often inconsiderate, borderline unlikeable, but ultimately harmless and fun to be around. Has no care in the world, too busy being lowkey high on his candy drugs all the time.

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Summary

The Black Brick Road

Panic!At The Disco – Nine In The Afternoon

– During the transformating into Dolly Ichor plays her violin and makes hey toy house fly up in the air. Pepper’s price for her Death wish is that every Dolly’s timeline starts with the house falling on her, and barely anyone misses her.

– Dolly wakes up in Ichor’s doll house. She finds Toothy and Ichor’s roleplaying diary. Outside she discovers Pepper’s body, squashed by her house. Dolly doesn’t seem too upset about it.

– She meets Quadling, who’s witnessed the fall of her house. He advises her to come see Ferret who can help her get back home.

– On the fields Dolly meets Shawn and takes him off the pole. He decides to join her and ask Ferret for another half of his brain.

Owl City – The Technicolor Phase

– Bastille is seen examining the storm. She’s informed about Pepper’s death by Ferret’s public announcement. As soon as she finds out that Pepper was killed by a flying house, she remembers about the message Ichor left.

– Dolly and Shawn come across Nick’s abandoned house and spend a night there. At night Shawn wanders off and finds Nick’s rusted body in the withered poppy patch.

– At first Nick hates the idea of asking Ferret for something, but then decides to get Zee’s heart back. He considers Zee to be the second sweetest and kindest person he knew, and thinks that a heart replacement will make him feel love again.

– Leslie meets Dolly’s gang while they’re defending themselves from the local tree zoo. Leslie mistakes them for Bastille’s people and threatens to shoot, but is too nervous to properly hit anyone. Much like Jinjur, she’s terrified of Toothy, since it’s a black animal with oddly colored eyes.

– She finds out they’re on their way to see Ferret and even though she knows Jinjur doesn’t favor her, Leslie decides to join them and ask Ferret for bravery. She’s familiar with many places they come across and often serves as a guide.

– Meanwhile, Bastille, Ferret and Ruggedo are mourning Pepper’s death. Bastille is annoyed that even at a time like this Ruggedo can’t bring himself to talk to her.

– Jellikins reappears, but refuses to tell Ferret anything that’s happened to him or Ichor.

– Quadling joins the gang, and Nick acts very aggressively towards him. Quadling defends Ferret, saying she’s fulfilled her promises and saved Nick’s life.

– When they visit the robbers, Nick learns about Cedric’s death.

– The gang travels through the Nome domains, and in attempt to distract Ruggedo Shawn masterfully lies to him that Bastille wanted him to call her, which finally makes him try and patch things up again.

– Nick meets the poppies again when they have to cross the Mellow Meadows. As the Winged Apes strike with their lullabies once more, annoyed Nick says it’s no wonder the forest Apes escaped this hole. Like Jackie, Shawn is the only one who’s immune to the poppies, and Avis recalls that incident.

– Avis shows Shawn that the humans who fall asleep are carried into the flower buds and get turned into the new Winged Apes. She tries to persuade him that this is better for all of them, that this will put all of their problems and worries to rest, and there will be no need in Ferret’s help.

Dario Marianelli – And They Lived Happily Ever After

– Shawn decides that this won’t do after all, and almost sets the entire meadow on fire. The Apes can’t stand his presence and give them a giant paper plane to travel to Ferret.

– Nick reveals to Leslie that Ferret took their Ape friends in exchange for her life. She’s shocked. Nick and Leslie confront Ferret about that, but once again, she argues it was a fair bargain that everyone consented to.

– Dolly is the only one who doesn’t accuse Ferret of anything and lets her take a look at her memories via a Winkie. Since Norbert forged her new memories to look like she comes from IZ, that seems like a solid proof.

– Ferret figures the exit to IZ must be open again. Since Bastille, apparently, doesn’t know about that yet, Ferret decides she can be the first one to build another blimp and go there with Dolly, an aborigen who knows the land, and Godween, a previous visitor who knows how to get there. However, the previous blimp was a doll, and Ferret still can’t make dolls without Bastille’s sand.

– Jellikins is the one to give Ferret the idea to help Dolly and follow her to IZ. He’s actually already managed to create a blimp in one of the timelines, thanks to reuniting Bastille and Ruggedo, but they quickly got lost midway through, so Jellikins counts on Godween sharing his IZ experience in this timeline.

– Ferret redirects the gang to Godween, while technically making him voice her orders. Godween sends Dolly’s gang to Bastille to get a life stone. Knowing that Bastille is more rational than aggressive, Ferret has little to no reason to believe that she would attack the gang without hearing them out first. Of course, she doesn’t know about Ichor’s message.

Creature Feature – The Greatest Show Unearthed

– In the meantime, Bastille sees her life sand is running way too low and starts getting paranoid. She focuses all of her forces outside her castle in a feeble attempt to trick the fate and spends several nights, expecting whatever threat to take her out, as well.

– Dolly’s gang is stopped while flying over the Ruby City, since they don’t have the permit to travel there. Thankfully, they’re close enough to Faramant’s domains, and Leslie manages to save the situation.

– Leslie offers Dolly to not risk her life and just stay with the robbers. Dolly still refuses, since there’s no place like home. The gang decides they can’t let Dolly go alone in any case.

– Leslie awkwardly lies about their destination, and Faramant figures she ran away without Jinjur’s permission. Concerned, he decides to call her, but Leslie begs him not to. She explains how much it means to her to come out of her shell and finally do something herself. Faramant understands what it’s like to feel overshadowed by your more active and vocal relatives, and gives in. He reminds Leslie that he and Jinjur love her no matter what, so she doesn’t have to prove anything to them.

– Nick tells Shawn his backstory. He says that Dolly reminds him of the child he could never have with Jackie, so he’s got attached to her. Shawn argues that he doesn’t need a physical heart replacement, as he’s already quite caring and empathetic, just a bit jaded and asocial. Since Leslie offered Dolly to return to the forest and join the robbers earlier, Nick could just follow them and find his new family there. Nick considers it, noting that Shawn doesn’t seem to need a brain, either.

– When Bastille finds out that Dolly’s gang is approaching her castle, she rationally understands that most of those people would hardly hurt her, but doesn’t trust anyone, especially since she recognizes Nick who’s supposed to be dead.

– Bastille sends some of her dolls after them. Shawn’s experience with fighting field birds pays off when he defeats the butterfly-scrows. Nick is also better prepared this time, and successfully defeats the wolframs. Leslie helps Nick, and Shawn notes that she can do the right thing even though she’s scared, and that’s really what bravery is.

Lights – Lions!

– Nick tells everyone that they really don’t have to do Godween’s bidding and trouble Bastille, since all of them already seem to possess the things they needed. He asks Dolly to give up on IZ and stay with them, but she’s still determined to continue trying. However, she tells him that even though she can’t go with him, he can go with her to IZ. Nick is moved by that.

– Bastille’s wooden soldiers attack the gang, and one of them grabs Leslie and Dolly. Jellikins doesn’t find Leslie useful anymore and doesn’t want her to perpetuate the idea with robbers any further, so he possesses Toothy and bites the soldiers’ head off, along with Leslie’s.

– Other soldiers catch and neutralize Nick and Shawn. Their heads (and the life stone) are carried to Bastille, and she puts then in the jars where she can see it.

– Dolly looks like the most harmless one of them, so Bastille leaves her alive, but cuts her feet off and puts her in a cage, “for the time being”.

– The Winged Apes are let out by Jellikins, who tells them about imprisoned Dolly. Archibald makes new feet for her (“silver shoes”) and Jellikins introduces himself as Ichor’s servant who needs Dolly’s help.

– Unlike Ichor, Jellikins still holds quite a grudge against Bastille for being so cold towards his mistress. He’s set on painfully killing her in this timeline to eliminate her threat.

– Ruggedo calls Bastille, and she, feeling extremely tired and desperate, tells him about the situation. Even though he pleads her to hold on and wait until his arrival, she admits he can’t help her.

– Bastille is distracted by the Winged Apes that decide to fight for their freedom. Following Jellikins’ Recipe instructions, Dolly brews the potion out of Bastille’s entire sand leftovers and waits until the water starts boiling.

– Bastille sees Dolly running down the hall with Jellikins and realizes that there’s some uncanny resemblance to Ichor, which absolutely terrifies her. Bastille grabs giant scissors and attempts to cut Dolly in half. She misses and only cuts her hair off, though.

Spiky – The Chronophagist

– Jellikins-possessed Toothy claws out her second eye, and blinded and enraged Bastille breaks his pipe. Before she realizes that something’s wrong with her sand, the water set up by Jellikins boils, turning the sand into the last life stone, and Bastille melts alive.

– Ferret arrives, teleporting Ruggedo to Bastille’s castle, but it’s too late. Bastille’s unexpected death shakes Ferret as much as Ichor’s, considering that deep inside she still liked Bastille and didn’t want to lose her last sister.

– Ferret figures it was Jellikins who aided Dolly in her murder. She’s enraged by his seemingly unmotivated intervention and breaks her pipe, as well. She still has to announce Bastille’s death with the same fake smile.

– Nick and Shawn are reassembled by the Winged Apes. Shawn looks quite distraught about Leslie’s death. The Apes warn Nick about Jellikins and his unknown motives.

– Shawn has a private talk with Nick and says that he has an idea of what might happen if he gets his brain, and wouldn’t attempt it if Leslie was still alive. He vaguely tells Nick that if things go wrong, he shouldn’t hesitate to kill Shawn, even though Nick refuses to promise that.

– The Apes carry the gang to Godween and head back to the forest. Jellikins is sure that all he needs to do is to sit back and wait until Godween fulfills his promise and tells him and Dolly about IZ.

– Dolly does bring Ferret a life stone after all. Ferret is so tired and confused by the terrible irony of this situation that she just throws a huge tea party, while mentally contemplating her life choices, and lets Godween deal with the wish granting alone.

– Shawn gets his brain back. While Nick is waiting for his heart surgery, he and Dolly spend some time drawing silly pictures. Dolly draws them together, absolutely melting his grumpy heart, and goes to sleep.

– Nick still has reoccuring nightmares about the Witches and the deaths of his friends, so he goes to ask Godween for some sleeping pills. However, he finds Godween dead, murdered by Nick’s own axe. Nick sees Oscar’s body inside of him and is deeply disturbed.

Dr. Steel – Winky in C Minor

– Nick wakes Dolly up. They notice traces of oil from Nick’s oil can and follow them, only to find zombie!Shawn. It seems that once his brain was restored, he remembered about his vows to the Witches. To avenge Bastille, he killed Godween with Nick’s axe and doused the palace with Nick’s oil. Before Nick can do anything, Shawn sets himself and the entire palace on fire.

– Nick helps Dolly get out, but his tin body can’t stand the heat and starts melting. He forces crying Dolly on the elevator and lifts her to the roof, where she’s saved by firefighters. She stays waiting for Nick, but he never comes out of the palace.

Зимавсегда – Хрупкие

– Ferret arrives to the burning palace in a sorry state, demanding her Oscar to be saved. The twins help slap some sense into her.

– Jellikins, infuriated by another defeat, lashes out on hysterical Ferret. He finally gets fed up with his inability to break the loop and decides to bail out entirely by committing suicide. So he asks Ferret to deliver Dolly to Ichor’s place, after which both of them will gladly disapper from her life forever. Ferret does just that.

– When they arrive, Jellikins makes Dolly break Ichor’s pipe and step on his life stone, killing him and leaving Dolly completely alone.

– The Deaths appear before Dolly, explaining that since one of Ichor’s conditions – Jellikins’ help – is null now, they’re forced to break the wish and return her the memories.

– Ichor is overwhelmed with her anger at Jellikins and the pain the timeline memories bring her. She “explodes”, revealing herself as a Death. After her instability calms down, the Deaths take her with them. Technically, that’s when she finds the place where she belongs.

Apocalyptica – Somewhere Around Nothing

Summary

Nick’s eternal sleep

– Nick returns home in hiding and finds out that Cedric is slowly dying from intoxication.

– Nick receives Zee’s letters from Ichor and carries those with him since then.

– He still has his organic heart inside his body, but it looks withered up and miserable, and Nick feels like he’s unable to love anyone anymore.

– His depression strikes again, and in another suicide attempt he goes to the forest and falls asleep in a poppy patch. But the poppies’ effect isn’t as strong there as in the Mellow Meadows, so he doesn’t die, just spends several years in slumber and rust.

Jon Brion – Something You Can’t Return To

– Cedric dies from intoxication in loneliness and poverty and tries to keep joking about it until the very end.

Summary

Nick’s backstory

– Nick is a single child, whose parents were never really attached to him and sent him away to work on his own as soon as possible. He’s always envied big, loud, loving families, and wanted to create one himself. His initial approach is crude and simple: he finds an attractive village girl and immediately proposes to her. She quickly agrees, but just as quickly changes her mind and runs off with someone else.

– The son of a candy magnate suddenly decides to move to a cottage next to Nick, and brings a book nerd and a living scarecrow with him. Nick is kinda weirded out by his new unusual company. Cedric calls him “a harmless grump”.

– Nick and Zee have a few conversations. He doesn’t understand how Zee’s theoretical studies like astrology can be useful in real life, and Zee can’t imagine mindlessly chopping wood the entire life. They find each other stupid but peculiar.

– Zee introduces his friends to Nick, including Ichor and the twins. Nick likes Lindy, and Zee wholeheartedly hops the shipping bandwagon. Zee attempts to make a civilized gentleman out of Nick, teaching him the proper manner and the like. The twins plan to make him move to the capital with them. However, Nick is creeped out by their manners and too much pressure and bails out.

– Zee and Ichor become close friends and start dating.

– Cedric lives in his cottage for a while, but quickly wastes all his money and is forced to seek shelter from the robbers. He’s barely accepted by Jinjur, who’s never liked him, but feels a little bad for the self-destructive idiot. Unfortunately, neither Zee is too eager to join his parents’ murderer, nor Jinjur is excited to have Ferret’s suck-up around, so Zee and Jackie are forced to seek another shelter.

– Nick lets Zee and Jackie in, on the condition that they’ll be helping him. Turns out Zee can’t do any house work, so their first Christmas together is pretty strained because Nick finds house decorating pointless and Zee doesn’t like the plebeian food.

– Eventually they learn how to get along and make each other see value in the things they do, although Nick still refuses to learn how to read or write. They even reveal each other’s secret: Zee tells about his gender change, and Nick admits he doesn’t feel sexual attraction.

– Jackie expresses mutual interest in Nick, and they start dating. Zee supports the idea, as usual. Nick finds it very comforting that she’s someone who wouldn’t demand a sexual relationship from him or find his repulsion weird. They’re considering marrying, and he’s thinking about adopting a kid in the future. It’s as if his dream is coming true.

– After a while, Jackie suddenly falls ill. She starts forgetting things, can’t orient herself, “falls asleep”. Turns out her scarecrow body without Pepper’s potion begins to rot with her life stone.

– Zee begs Ichor to contact the Wicked Witches and ask for help, but Ichor is too scared of Bastille’s disdain to do anything. She feels terrible, but continues avoiding the problem.

– Nick asks Alvin and even learns how to read to find a possible solution, but nothing helps and Jackie dies, gradually forgetting everyone. This hits Nick hard.

Ryan Star – Losing Your Memory

– Nick openly hates Ichor’s harmful hesitation, Zee tries to go easier on her, but also can’t bring himself to continue their relationship.

– Zee and Nick support each other, especially when Nick starts showing suicidal signs. Cedric and Winged Apes also help them out. Nick realizes he doesn’t even need a wife to have a caring family.

Ours – Mercy

Summary

The Good conquest

– The army is stopped by Faramant. Jinjur demands to be let in, and when Faramant tries to resist, she beats him up and insults his incompetence. The girls trash and rob the city and murder the royal couple.

– Jackie uses the poppies she’s collected to knock some girls out and frees Zoe and Faramant. Zoe and Jackie decide to go ask Cedric for help.

– Cedric claims that Ferret is the only one who’d be willing to do anything here, so they’d have to travel to the Blue Country, where Ferret is preparing Ichor’s Good Witch debute.

– Pepper, bitter because Cedric isn’t on their side, surrounds his factory with scarecrows and orders them to give up. Cedric tells Zee about the dolls’ life stones. They capture a scarecrow and use its stone to make a flying sofa and escape.

– At first, Ichor tries to attack their gang, thinking they’re there to hurt Ferret, but quickly realizes her mistake. Once Zoe reveals who she is, Ferret realizes she can’t miss the chance to get on royal family’s good side and quickly changes her plans, betraying Jinjur.

– She uses Oscar’s IZ technology to spook superstitious Jinjur and apprehends her army. She refuses to acknowledge any connection to Jinjur and makes it look like she’s saving the Red Country from her.

– In everyone’s eyes, Ferret, Ichor and Oscar earn their Good titles, and Oscar with his alien knowledge truly becomes the Great and Terrible wizard.

– Ferret’s only concern is that Oscar keeps talking about IZ and how much he misses it. Ferret assumes he might have a love interest there, and gets super jealous, almost stalker-ish. That’s when she truly learns how to put on a fake smile in any situation. Ichor watches Ferret descend into her fake manic saleswoman persona with silent sorrow.

– Unable to let Oscar go, Ferret finally uses her Death wish and asks for full control over him. It backfires, as the Deaths simply sew him into a giant obedient puppet. Disturbed Ferret descends into denial and makes herself believe that the true Oscar is still alive and can hear her from the inside. Ferret never tells Ichor what happened to Oscar and where Godween came from, but Ichor has a guess and is too disturbed to think about it.

Birthday Massacre – To Die For

– Zoe, who tasted the excitement of an adventure, claims she doesn’t want to be an OZMA anymore and grants the rest of OZ to the Good Witches. Ferret becomes her fairy godmother; Ichor wants to keep contact with her.

– Cedric jumps the bandwagon and declares they aren’t going to marry each other either. Snowbank isn’t amused by the mayhem on his factory and Cedric’s sudden rebellious streak, and finally disowns and kicks him out to a cottage at the Creepy Creek.

– Wobbletack takes over the family business. Snowbank spends the rest of his days alone, contemplating his existence.

– Zoe and Jackie join Cedric, and Zoe completely embraces her new male persona.

Summary

The preparations

– The Witches start planning their conquest back in the Motley Horde. Ferret, along with Bastille, is the main driving force behind it. She start a business with twins and tries to show herself off in the best light possible.

Kerli – The Creationist

– Bastille and twins devises their plan of actions. The twins ultimately side with the Good Witches. In an attempt to get over them, Bastille makes her scarecrows, using their likeness.

– Cedric is too lazy to participate in the conquest and thinks he already has everything he could ever need. Pepper perfects the body rotting effect of his toxic ingredients.

– Ruggedo finally lives out his imaginary scenario. He finds the leftovers of the Nome colonies and unites them under the claim of avenging their homicide and getting their lands back. Ruggedo quickly wins the Nomes over and is declared the new Nome King.

Dr. Steel – Ode To Revenge

– Ruggedo and Bastille work at the Urfin Deuce’s toy factory and secretly turn those toys into their war tools. The Nomes help build other dolls and dig a tunnel under the royal palace.

Dr. Steel – Back And Forth

Summary

The princess

– The royal couple – Dr. Pipt and Rozanne – adopt a baby, name her Zoe and raise her as their heir, on quite harsh terms.

– They hide Zoe from the public, arguing that by tradition common folk aren’t supposed to see the princess until her 16th birthday. They also constantly tell her that her appearance isn’t the prettiest and “will be fixed”.

– Zoe is raised to be a skilled and educated politician, and she quite likes her studies. Going outside doesn’t even seem all that necessary to her. Technically, Cedric (as her future fiance) and Faramant are Zoe’s only friends at that moment.