Irji Tigelaar
Biographical information



The Vinkus


Fiyero Tigelaar (father)
Sarima Tigelaar (mother)
Manek Tigelaar (brother)
Nor Tigelaar (sister)
Liir (half-brother)

Behind the scenes
First appearance

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Irji Tigelaar is a book exclusive character, and is the oldest son of Fiyero and Sarima.


As the eldest child of Fiyero Tigelaar, he is technically first in line to be the next Chieftain of The Arjikis of The Vinkus. However, he is soft and cries a lot, and is bullied by his younger brother Manek, whom his aunts would prefer as Fiyero's successor. He and and his sister Nor were close in order to be safe from Manek's bullying, but following Manek's death, he breaks it off and matures slightly, even attempting to become religious.

He is later taken away by Commander Cherrystone's forces who work for the Wizard, and is executed in a public affair regarding the Paraffin Necklace. The Wizard later says this to Elphaba in Wicked, "Oh now, he couldn't have lived, a direct descendant of Fiyero and future leader of the Arijikis." He lived for most of his life at Kiamo Ko with his mother, siblings, aunts, and father, and before his death, Liir, and Elphaba.