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Flying Leo (フライングレオ, Furaingureo) is one of Dorothy's original Guardian ÄRM that creates a flying lion to attack his foes.

In the anime it was destroyed during Dorothy's final battle against Diana.

Etymology and Origin[]

Flying Leo is based on two characters within L. Frank Baum's Oz series.

The Cowardly Lion, who is the third companion to join Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as they travel through the Land of Oz to the Emerald City. The Cowardly Lion believes that his fear makes him inadequate. He does not understand that courage means acting in the face of fear, which he does frequently. The Cowardly Lion joins Dorothy so that he can ask the Wizard of Oz for courage, ashamed that he is not brave enough to play his cultural role of the King of the Beasts. Despite outward evidence that he is unreasonably fearful, the Cowardly Lion displays great bravery along the way.

The Winged Monkeys, first appearing as slaves of the Wicked Witch of the West, were originally cursed by Gayelette, the former Good Witch of the North. She created the charmed Golden Cap which had a curse cast upon it that bound the creatures called Winged Monkeys to it long before the Wicked Witch of the West surfaced. The Wicked Witch sent the monkeys to abduct Dorothy Gale. After Dorothy killed the Wicked Witch, she put on the cap, unaware of its power. When she learns its power, she uses it to influence the winged monkeys to transport her and her companions to the Emerald City. Dorothy later hands possession of the cap over to Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, who eventually breaks the curse and sets them free on the condition that they would cease playing pranks on others.

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