East used the Elements to control the weather of Oz. Following her death, Dorothy Gale accidentally took control of them, using them at East's castle to travel to an otherworldly location and back.
Powers and abilities
The Elements were once used by East as a means to control and seemingly build a relationship with the weather. This is supported when East's former servant said that "the weather mourned her". This makes it seem that the weather sensed East's death and reacted. After Dorothy kills East in an act of self-defense the Elements were passed to Dorothy, she gained the powers of a Cardinal Witch. Dorothy was seen creating a powerful shock wave that scared off a pack of wolves and left the land around her in disarray. At Glinda's castle Dorothy also used the Elements in order to suspend Glinda in the air and tie a noose around her with her bed sheets. The Elements also seem to react based upon the users wishes. For instance, Dorothy was unable to use the Elements to kill Lucas because she did not want to kill him. The Elements seem to be capable of defending itself since when West  attempted to take the Elements , she was injured severely by a surge of magic that left her incapacitated for several hours. It is not specified whether or not the Elements give the user a Cardinal Witches immortality in the show.
- "The Beast Forever"/"Prison of the Abject"
- "Mistress - New - Mistress"
- "Everybody Lies"
- "They Came First"
- "Lions in Winter"
- "The Villain That's Become"
- "No Place Like Home"
Behind the scenes
- The Elements are based on the silver slippers from the original novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the ruby slippers from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
- ↑ Doble, Justin, Schulner, David, Beattie, Nichole (writers) and Singh, Tarsem (director) (January 13, 2017). "Mistress - New - Mistress". Emerald City. Season 1. Episode 3. NBC.
- ↑ Friedman, Josh, Arnold, Matthew, Doble, Justin, Schulner, David (writers) and Singh, Tarsem (director) (January 6, 2017). "The Beast Forever"/"Prison of the Abject". Emerald City. Season 1. Episodes 1 and 2. NBC.