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11th Jun '16 10:21:27 PM Doug86
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* MarvelComics has its own Lewis Carroll themed villain, the White Rabbit. At least for a while, she was written as [[HarmlessVillain an utter joke of a villain]], meaning she could be a TakeThat against other ''Alice'' inspired villains.

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has its own Lewis Carroll themed villain, the White Rabbit. At least for a while, she was written as [[HarmlessVillain an utter joke of a villain]], meaning she could be a TakeThat against other ''Alice'' inspired villains.
8th Jun '16 3:02:13 AM Qamikace
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* ''Manga/TheVoynichHotel'''s Alice has a few Wonderland elements surrounding her character. Besides her name, she invokes the same imagery as the original Alice by being an oblivious blonde-haired child in the middle of a war-scarred isle full of overall crazyness, having a sister who borrows her name from another of Lewis Carroll's works [[spoiler: ("Snark", who is a serial killer)]], and wearing a rabbit mask [[spoiler: that is actually a demonic tool obtained through said sister's DealWithTheDevil]].
29th May '16 6:01:14 AM DaibhidC
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* In several comics featuring ComicBook/DoctorStrange, the CosmicEntity Agamotto has appeared in a form similar to the hookah-smoking Caterpillar in Carroll's first book.



* Comicbook/DoctorStrange's mystical ally Agamotto appears to him as a giant caterpillar on an equally-large mushroom, smoking a hookah. Justified, since Agamotto assumes AFormYouAreComfortableWith out of Strange's memories of ''Alice in Wonderland''.

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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange's mystical CosmicEntity ally Agamotto appears to him as a giant caterpillar on an equally-large mushroom, smoking a hookah. Justified, since Agamotto assumes AFormYouAreComfortableWith out of Strange's memories of ''Alice in Wonderland''.
18th May '16 11:28:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''{{CSI NY}}'' used the title "Down The Rabbit Hole" in its Second Life-themed episode, making a 'Second Life/Wonderland' comparison.

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** ''{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' used the title "Down The Rabbit Hole" in its Second Life-themed episode, making a 'Second Life/Wonderland' comparison.
15th May '16 2:06:02 AM Doug86
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* The ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'' has a minor character called Lady Alice Venturi, a noblewoman from one of Ankh-Morpork's great families, who led a sheltered life and then decided what she'd ''really'' like to do was to explore the Disc's {{Expy}} of DarkestAfrica. Unfortunately her sheltered life led her to be blissfully ignorant of a lot of the things the natives got up to; her sketches, paintings and descriptions of native fertility rites thus became best-sellers when she got home, recouping the costs of her expeditions many times over, attracting packed houses to her lectures (with lantern-slides), and several obscenity actions. Her passage through "Africa" was marked by groups of sniggering natives wondering how much more crap they could get past the radar, in the guise of newly-invented traditional fertility dances, before she cottoned on. Mainly meant as a parody of those GrandeDame Victorian women who went to Africa on solo journeys, and who got out alive by looking imperious and shouting ''very loudly'' at the natives, Creator/TerryPratchett slips in a concealed joke here: an innocent Victorian woman knowing nothing about sex and going "oh my goodness!" in a bizarrely strange place is, of course, ''Alice in [[DarkestAfrica Howondaland]]''. One thing of note about this ShoutOut in particular is that Terry Pratchett HATED Alice In Wonderland, so this would also classify as a TakeThat .

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* The ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has a minor character called Lady Alice Venturi, a noblewoman from one of Ankh-Morpork's great families, who led a sheltered life and then decided what she'd ''really'' like to do was to explore the Disc's {{Expy}} of DarkestAfrica. Unfortunately her sheltered life led her to be blissfully ignorant of a lot of the things the natives got up to; her sketches, paintings and descriptions of native fertility rites thus became best-sellers when she got home, recouping the costs of her expeditions many times over, attracting packed houses to her lectures (with lantern-slides), and several obscenity actions. Her passage through "Africa" was marked by groups of sniggering natives wondering how much more crap they could get past the radar, in the guise of newly-invented traditional fertility dances, before she cottoned on. Mainly meant as a parody of those GrandeDame Victorian women who went to Africa on solo journeys, and who got out alive by looking imperious and shouting ''very loudly'' at the natives, Creator/TerryPratchett slips in a concealed joke here: an innocent Victorian woman knowing nothing about sex and going "oh my goodness!" in a bizarrely strange place is, of course, ''Alice in [[DarkestAfrica Howondaland]]''. One thing of note about this ShoutOut in particular is that Terry Pratchett HATED Alice In Wonderland, so this would also classify as a TakeThat .
15th Apr '16 11:01:05 AM superjerk28
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* ''Comicbook/LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' has lots of these. The cover of Volume 1 has Alice's face appearing in a mirror, the New Traveller's Almanack references a "Miss A.L." who fell down a hole in the ground and who died from starvation due to her organs being reversed in terms of arrangement after coming out of a looking-glass.
15th Apr '16 7:55:07 AM Kuruni
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* The ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'' has a minor character called Lady Alice Venturi, a noblewoman from one of Ankh-Morpork's great families, who led a sheltered life and then decided what she'd ''really'' like to do was to explore the Disc's {{Expy}} of DarkestAfrica. Unfortunately her sheltered life led her to be blissfully ignorant of a lot of the things the natives got up to; her sketches, paintings and descriptions of native fertility rites thus became best-sellers when she got home, recouping the costs of her expeditions many times over, attracting packed houses to her lectures (with lantern-slides), and several obscenity actions. Her passage through "Africa" was marked by groups of sniggering natives wondering how much more crap they could get past the radar, in the guise of newly-invented traditional fertility dances, before she cottoned on. Mainly meant as a parody of those GrandeDame Victorian women who went to Africa on solo journeys, and who got out alive by looking imperious and shouting ''very loudly'' at the natives, Creator/TerryPratchett slips in a concealed joke here: an innocent Victorian woman knowing nothing about sex and going "oh my goodness!" in a bizarrely strange place is, of course, ''Alice in [[DarkestAfrica Howondaland]]''.
** One thing of note about this ShoutOut in particular is that Terry Pratchett HATED Alice In Wonderland, so this would also classify as a TakeThat .

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* The ''Franchise/{{Discworld}}'' has a minor character called Lady Alice Venturi, a noblewoman from one of Ankh-Morpork's great families, who led a sheltered life and then decided what she'd ''really'' like to do was to explore the Disc's {{Expy}} of DarkestAfrica. Unfortunately her sheltered life led her to be blissfully ignorant of a lot of the things the natives got up to; her sketches, paintings and descriptions of native fertility rites thus became best-sellers when she got home, recouping the costs of her expeditions many times over, attracting packed houses to her lectures (with lantern-slides), and several obscenity actions. Her passage through "Africa" was marked by groups of sniggering natives wondering how much more crap they could get past the radar, in the guise of newly-invented traditional fertility dances, before she cottoned on. Mainly meant as a parody of those GrandeDame Victorian women who went to Africa on solo journeys, and who got out alive by looking imperious and shouting ''very loudly'' at the natives, Creator/TerryPratchett slips in a concealed joke here: an innocent Victorian woman knowing nothing about sex and going "oh my goodness!" in a bizarrely strange place is, of course, ''Alice in [[DarkestAfrica Howondaland]]''.
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Howondaland]]''. One thing of note about this ShoutOut in particular is that Terry Pratchett HATED Alice In Wonderland, so this would also classify as a TakeThat .
15th Apr '16 4:29:16 AM superjerk28
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** One thing of note about this ShoutOut in particular is that Terry Pratchett HATED Alice In Wonderland, so this would also classify as a TakeThat .
13th Apr '16 1:45:43 AM fearlessnikki
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* The ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movies' main character is named Alice, and in the first film there's a supercomputer called the Red Queen with a little girl as its avatar.

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* The ''Film/ResidentEvil'' movies' main character is named Alice, and in the first film there's a supercomputer called the Red Queen with a little girl as its avatar. Additionally in the first movie, they go underground to the Hive through an elevator with mirrored doors (through the looking glass), and Alice sees the T-virus being tested on a white rabbit.
* ''Film/TheCompanyOfWolves'' is [[XMeetsY Alice in Wonderland meets Red Riding Hood]]. The main character's sister is called Alice and the dream starts off by following Alice through a surreal passage full of oversized toys (referencing going down the rabbit role, and the shrinking). Alice is also colour-coded with white, and Rosaleen with red (the White Queen and the Red Queen). Rosaleen also comes across a white rabbit as she strays from the beaten path.



* The ''Series/StarTrek'' episode "Shore Leave" starts with [=McCoy=] comparing an alien planet to ''Alice in Wonderland''--before running into a talking rabbit and a little blonde girl

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* The ''Series/StarTrek'' episode "Shore Leave" starts with [=McCoy=] comparing an alien planet to ''Alice in Wonderland''--before running into a talking rabbit and a little blonde girl girl.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' has one episode where she ends up going down the rabbit hole to look after four clues on her boyfriend's watch. Down there she finds counterparts of her friends as the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, March Hare and Queen of Hearts.
* The ''Series/OnceUponATime'' episode that introduces Wonderland has a few of these, despite being an origin story for the Mad Hatter. His young daughter is a blond-haired Alice lookalike, she has a stuffed white rabbit and makes him promise not to be late for her tea party.
28th Mar '16 3:26:15 AM StarTropes
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* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine]] has a bizarre version that starts when Zebra and Larry go down a gopher hole and meet characters that are a cross between their friends and the original characters from Wonderland, all ending with everyone getting eaten by the "Raterpillar." It's then revealed that Rat drew the series while Stephan Pastis was on vacation.

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* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine]] ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' has a bizarre version that starts when Zebra and Larry go down a gopher hole and meet characters that are a cross between their friends and the original characters from Wonderland, ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', all ending with everyone getting eaten by the "Raterpillar." It's then revealed that Rat drew the series while Stephan Pastis was on vacation.
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