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|home= [[Labyrinth (structure)|The Labyrinth]]
 
|home= [[Labyrinth (structure)|The Labyrinth]]
 
|gender= Male
 
|gender= Male
|species= Worm Wig man
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|species= Unknown
 
|family= Unknown
 
|family= Unknown
 
|job=
 
|job=
 
|affiliation= [[Sarah Williams]]
 
|affiliation= [[Sarah Williams]]
 
|appearances = ''[[Labyrinth (film)]]'' <br />''[[Labyrinth (Novelization)]]''<br />''[[Labyrinth: The Storybook Based On The Movie]]''<br />''[[Labyrinth (comic)]]''<br />''[[Labyrinth: The Photo Album]]'' <br /> ''[[Return to Labyrinth]]''
 
|appearances = ''[[Labyrinth (film)]]'' <br />''[[Labyrinth (Novelization)]]''<br />''[[Labyrinth: The Storybook Based On The Movie]]''<br />''[[Labyrinth (comic)]]''<br />''[[Labyrinth: The Photo Album]]'' <br /> ''[[Return to Labyrinth]]''
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}}'''The Wiseman''' is an eccentric denizen of [[Jareth the Goblin King|Jareth's]] Labyrinth, who [[Sarah Williams|Sarah]] encounters mid-way through her journey. The Wiseman was operated by [[Frank Oz]], and voiced by Michael Hordern.
'''The Wiseman''' is an eccentric denizen of [[Jareth the Goblin King|Jareth's]] Labyrinth, who [[Sarah Williams|Sarah]] encounters mid-way through her journey. The Wiseman was operated by [[Frank Oz]], and voiced by Michael Hordern.
 
 
==Role In The Film==
 
==Role In The Film==
Sarah and Hoggle encounter the Wiseman shortly after escaping The Cleaners. The Wiseman is going to his chair when Sarah first sees him, and she asks him for guidance on the path she should take.
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Sarah and Hoggle encounter the Wiseman shortly after escaping The Cleaners. The Wiseman is asleep when Sarah first sees him, and she wakes him to ask him for guidance on the path she should take.
   
 
Comic banter between The Wiseman, Sarah and the bird growing out of the Wiseman's head ensues, and ultimately The Wiseman only offers Sarah a few words of cryptic advice "sometimes the way forward is the way back."
 
Comic banter between The Wiseman, Sarah and the bird growing out of the Wiseman's head ensues, and ultimately The Wiseman only offers Sarah a few words of cryptic advice "sometimes the way forward is the way back."
   
Sarah complains to the Wiseman about her apparent lack of progress, who falls asleep while she's speaking. She then offers a ring from her finger as payment.
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Sarah thanks the Wiseman for his time, and offers a ring from her finger as payment.
   
 
The Wiseman is one of several characters seen celebrating Sarah's victory with her in her bedroom at the end of the film.
 
The Wiseman is one of several characters seen celebrating Sarah's victory with her in her bedroom at the end of the film.
 
 
==Appearances In Other Media==
 
==Appearances In Other Media==
 
==='''The Novelization'''===
 
==='''The Novelization'''===
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==='''Return to Labyrinth'''===
 
==='''Return to Labyrinth'''===
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==Behind the scenes==
 
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[[Category:Characters]]
 
[[Category:Characters]]
[[Category:Male characters]]
 
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