>>She is also, obviously, not a crazy lady bent on getting her murder on
>>in the direction of cherubic midwesterners in Wicked.
>In fairness, I'd be up for a little murder too if my name was Elphaba
>Thropp and I couldn't find a sympathetic judge.
She has other issues -- one could very accurately describe her as the Embittered Idealist of the West -- that weigh more heavily on her mind.
On the meta level, her (first) name is constructed -- in homage to one of the stories about the origin of "OZ" -- from L. Frank Baum's initials.
My race is pacifist and does not believe in war. We kill only out of personal spite.