After a tornado somehow sends baby Zelena to the land of Oz, she is found by the woodsman and his wife. They eventually take her in and raise her as if she was their own child. When his wife passes away from illness, the woodsman - a "sad old drunk" in Zelena's words - becomes repulsed when Zelena uses magic, calling her wicked. He also tells her that she was adopted. Upset, Zelena leaves and goes to see the Wizard of Oz.
- He is the adoptive father of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- He is the first person to refer to Zelena as wicked.
- S3, E16: "It's Not Easy Being Green" (flashback)
- S5, E19: "Sisters" (flashback)