Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya
(Drama CD and anime only, voiceless in game)
The heroine of the series. Kidnapped by a mysterious Bishōnen
man and forced to go Down the Rabbit Hole
, she realizes that she's Trapped in Another World
- namely, The Country of Hearts, due to a trick. After meeting the (mostly male
) Roleholders of the country who take a liking to her, she decides maybe it's not so bad after all.
- Blithe Spirit
- Cuteness Proximity: She has a thing for cute objects.
- Hair Decorations: Sports a ribbon in her hair.
- Forceful Kiss: Peter forces her to take a potion that way that makes her stuck in in Wonderland. Though, it's revealed in Bad End 2 of the first game that Alice could have gone back home anytime she wished...
- Funny Foreigner: Everyone sees her as this.
- Genre Savvy: Very much so. Not that it does her much good.
- The Heroine
- Innocent Cohabitation: She lives with Julius in the manga.
- Love Hurts: After her boyfriend left her for Lorina, she swore never to fall in love again.
- Meido: Her day-to-day outfit resembles one.
- Middle Child Syndrome: Alice has just turned into an "adult" but still isn't as graceful as Lorina, but she also has childish manners that, at her age, aren't well seen, contrary to her younger sister.
- Morality Pet: For a lot of people.
- NaÔve Everygirl
- Pimped-Out Dress: During the ball scene. And there are multiple versions, one for each territory◊.
- Trapped in Another World: Alice gets kidnapped and thrown into Wonderland. Subverted though since it's revealed in Bad End 2 of the first game that Alice could've left Wonderland anytime she wanted to.
- Tsundere: Alice in the Heart manga by Hoshino is a definite Type B for Blood Dupre.
- Unwanted Harem: One could argue that. She states herself in the manga that she never meant for anyone to fall in love with her.
- Vague Age: The game is never really clear on Alice's exact age, and the official fanbooks listing her as "the player's age" is not helping either. According to Alice, though, Pierce, who is officially listed as somewhere around 16 or 17, is younger than her. So it can be assumed that she is somewhere in her late teens. At least around the time when her sister was still alive. In actuality, Alice is older than that.
The Castle of Hearts
The Castle of Hearts is where the court of the Country of Hearts resides. The Castle is associated with spring and the suit of, well, hearts. Peter, Vivaldi, and Ace are the Roleholders of note in this area.
The Prime Minister of the country (or at least, that's what he's referred to as), Peter's the reason Alice is stuck in the Country of Hearts in the first place. He is serious about his job but happens to be desperately in love with Alice
, and it seems the feeling is anything but mutual. Based on the White Rabbit, although they have little in common.
- Abduction Is Love: Subverted and played straight at the same time. He kidnapped Alice to make her play the game and stay in Wonderland, but he's not kidding when he says it's all for the sake of her happiness.
- Animorphism: He can morph into his very Moe bunny form.
- Believing Their Own Lies: Peter always tells that Alice chased him down to the rabbit hole, that she drank the Heart medicine out of curiosity and that him and her are lovers.
- Bishōnen: Alice, despise all her hate towards him, can't deny he's very good-looking.
- Cuteness Proximity: In the manga, once Peter discovers that Alice loves cute things, he turns into his rabbit form more often. With predictable results. Lampshaded by Alice herself, who notes that it's the same old annoying Peter, but he's just so gosh darn cute as a bunny...
- Dogged Nice Guy: For Alice.
- Forceful Kiss: Drops one on Alice to get her to stay in Wonderland.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: At the end of the manga, Peter says it's okay that Alice's heart belongs to Blood, as he's happy because she's happy. Besides, her returning to Wonderland just means more chances to win her heart!
- Also in the game. While planning with Nightmare getting Alice into Wonderland, Nightmare remind him Alice could pick any other roleholder, not just him. Peter said it was ok as long as Alice finally could found happiness and all this was for her happiness, not his. But if she pick him, he'll not rejected her...
- Petting Zoo People: Bunny ears!
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Rabbits do have red eyes.
- Stalker with a Crush: Big time.
- White Hair, Black Heart: He has white hair and abducted Alice to start the plot.
A Knight serving the Palace of Hearts and one of the most competent sword users in the country, Ace is one of the nicest people you'll meet, considering his lighthearted, cheerful disposition. Just don't think of his Cute and Psycho tendencies.
He's a friend of Julius's and helps him retrieve the clocks of people who die. An original character, although fandom suggests he's based on the Knave of Hearts.
The Queen of Hearts, she is cold and powerful, but weakens when confronted with cute things
(and Alice), of course
). Her power, however, doesn't extend to the Amusement Park or the Hatter's mansion. Also Blood's elder sister.
She's based on the Queen of Hearts from the original story.
The Hatter's MansionThe Mafia
of Wonderland reside here. The mansion itself is associated with autumn and the suit of spades.
The head of The Country of Heart's equivalent of The Mafia
, Blood is cold and ruthless - but his subordinates are just as dangerous as he. He prefers scheming and manipulating things from the shadows. He has the same appearance as Alice's ex-boyfriend, which causes Alice to be more self-concious than usual around him during the early stages of their friendship. In time Blood's unique personality leaves an impression strong enough on her mind that she starts seeing past that fact. Based on the Mad Hatter from the original story.
- Badass Longcoat
- Berserk Button: Just try saying anything negative about tea in front of him.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Green-Eyed Monster: Despite his usual casual flirting Blood is a quite jealous man deep inside, and wants Alice possessively to himself in his own routes. In the first two games, this is made worse by the insecurity he feels from being constantly compared to Alice's ex. However, if they aren't in a relationship themselves, he is not petty enough to get jealous because of Alice being friends with other guys and doesn't particularity care about who she is involved with. Comically enough, in certain routes he serves as a wingman to Alice who gives good, albeit perverted advice about her love problems. Hoshino's manga adaption takes his jealousy to "extreme" levels and puts him right into Crazy Jealous Guy territory.
- Handsome Lech: Blood is undoubtedly one of the most sexual characters in the series, and he comes on to Alice pretty often and pretty hard (to the point it has become a way of him pulling mischievous pranks on Alice even when they donít have any romance going on). His speech is often heavily laced with innuendo, and he loves to tease and flirt until he can get Alice red and flustered. Being handsome, rich and powerful means Blood never lacks attention from females and is quite aware and appreciative of it, but at the same time he is snobbish enough to ignore most of his fangirls unless he finds someone 'interesting'.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Elliot.
- Identical Stranger: He looks identical to Alice's ex-boyfriend who broke her heart. It was revealed in the "Truth end" of the first game that Blood actually does NOT have the same face as Alice's previous lover and Nightmare manipulated Alice's memories to make her believe that he does (which implies that the real reason Alice's lover is shown faceless in her memories is because he does not look the same). Vivaldi explains in Blood's best end of Joker no kuni no Alice that Nightmare chose Blood for this role because Blood was the only person to have defeated Joker TWICE and Nightmare expected Joker to interfere with Alice eventually. .
- Jerkass: Much to the displeasure of original game fans, this applies strongly to the most well-known manga adaption by Hoshino, where Blood has attempted to strangle Alice, eventually started acting like a whiny brat, and then pointed his gun at her for no reason. Such extreme behavior strongly deviates from his more calculating and cool-headed persona established in the games and every other manga.
- Nice Hat: His trademark hat and bow tie are based on the original Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter; however, there are no roses or feathers on the original Mad Hatter's hat.
- Officer and a Gentleman
- Sibling Rivalry: With Vivaldi when Alice is concerned.
- Spot of Tea: He's a veeeeeery passionate connoisseur of tea. The type of tea that Blood most enjoys is Flowery Orange Pekoe; any mention of it results in several minutes of him obsessing over it.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
Voiced by: Tsuguo Mogami
Blood's right hand man, Elliot is generally cheerful and easygoing - but then again, he's not Blood's right hand man for no reason at all
. Also, he's
definitely not a hare
the March Hare of this world.
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
Right: Dee; Left: Dum
Twin guards at the Hatter's Mansion, who are cute little boys in the first game and adults
in the second and third. They call Alice things like "Lady" and "Big sister," and they can be very
possessive. Elliot thinks they're annoying.
- Acting for Two: Jun Fukuyama makes the voice for both of them, and both sound different from the other. Dee is much more lively while Dum sounds slower and lethargic. Interestingly enough it isn't evident at all when Alice meets them in the first game, so it's possible they 'created' this difference for the sake of her being able to tell them apart.
- An Axe to Grind: Both of them prefer axes over guns.
- Creepy Twins: They aren't called "The Bloody Twins" for a reason.
- Cute and Psycho
- The Glomp: To Alice. Unfortunately for her, they have a tendency to hold axes while doing it.
- Identical Twin ID Tag: The color of their clothes.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Tweedle Dee in the sequels.
- Nice Hats
- One True Threesome: Admit it, this is the way their route in the first game ends to the fandom.
- The Slackers: Why Elliot hates them so much.
- Single-Minded Twins: On occasion.
- Trickster Twins: Although their tricks can be deadly or even suggestive.
- Twin Switch: They often engage in this when in their child forms, but in their adult form Dee leaves his hair in a ponytail and Dum has short hair, making it easy to tell apart. (that didn't stop them from wearing wigs to fool Alice in an official anthology manga.)
The Amusement Park
Owned by Gowland, the Park is one of the four major areas of the game. It's associated with summer and the suit of diamonds.
The series' resident cat boy
, Boris is lighthearted and blithe - but unlike Ace, it's anything but a facade (although his attitude towards death
leaves something to be desired. No, really.) He is on good terms with the twins despite them being on opposing factions, mainly because despite living in the Amusement Park he really isn't involved in the territory wars. He's the equivalent of the Cheshire Cat.
- Bare Your Midriff: Hoo boy.
- Cat Boy
- Chained by Fashion: Also has a lot of piercings.
- Detached Sleeves
- Gun Nut: In the purest form. His whole room is full of all types of firearms and he's even knowledgeable about guns from Alice's world.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: This troper is pretty sure his clothes are made of leather.
- Nice Guy
- No Sense of Personal Space: Can be this towards Alice by frequently hugging and licking her on the face. Apparently that's natural because he's a cat.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Although he's one of the nicest people around.
- Petting Zoo People
- Boa of Asskicking: Oh, lord.
- The Bully: Prior to Heart no Kuni, Boris bullied Pierce continually and even tried to eat him many times. After Boris started ganging up on him more with the help of Dee and Dum, this eventually caused the poor guy to flee the country. When Boris meets Pierce again after the country moved to the Clover Country, he immediately starts going back to bullying him again.
- Verbal Tic: He lives up to his identity as a cat and occasionally adds "Nya-" to phrases. "Nyahahahaha!"
- Vitriolic Best Buds: His relationship with Gowland could fall under this.
The owner of the Amusement Park. Appearance-wise, he's one of the eldest of the cast, but that doesn't stop his lighthearted nature. He immediately takes a liking to Alice after their first meeting.
Voiced by: Souichiro Hoshi
The Dormouse, he's a kind boy who really, really just wants to sleep
. It's for this reason he adores
Nightmare, as the resident incubus helps him sleep. It seems he was once the undertaker for the Hatter family
, but left due to Dum and Dee's teasing. Boris (him being a cat and all) was another major reason in his decision to leave for Cloverland. In Joker
, though, he's moved into the Amusement Park and they seem to be trying
to get along.
Tropes that apply to him:
- Animal Motifs: A dormouse, and you were wondering where the dormouse was in the first game.
- Butt Monkey: Just about the whole cast mistreats Pierce, though mostly by Boris and the twins. This is partly due to the fact that he's a mouse. And... this is usually Played for Laughs. Heck, even the scenes where Boris chases him with a fork and knife are intended to be just for kicks and giggles.
- Cleanup Crew: His job is to dispose of the dead bodies for the Hatter family.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Don't let that cute face and personality fool you. He was an undertaker for the Hatters a reason.
- Green Eyes
- I Am Not A Bear: He gets mistaken as one by Alice in the prologue of Clover no Kuni no Alice.
- Must Have Caffeine: Bucketloads of it. Come to think of it, if he's so sleep-deprived, why does he drink so much in the first place? The answer to that being that he's so afraid of being eaten by Boris that he drinks coffee in order to keep himself awake.
- Multicolored Hair: His normally red hair has a blond streak.
- Nice Hat
- Petting Zoo People: He has a pair of very mouse ears and tail.
- The Ditz
- The Insomniac
The Clock Tower
The Clock Tower is the only neutral place in the entire country and the only place not subjected to their messy little territorial disputes. Julius, Gray, and Nightmare reside here (as does Alice in the manga). It's associated with green and the suit of clover.
The owner of the Clock Tower, the only neutral place in the whole country, what with the other three areas constantly battling for territory, and all. Julius is in charge of repairing people's clocks - As You Know
, broken clocks (the stand in for hearts) in Heartland mean death. As such, considering everyone thinks Death Is Cheap
, Julius wears himself thin
trying to keep up with it all. Nightmare likes hanging around him and Ace helps him out by bringing him broken clocks.
Speculation has it that he's the story's stand-in for Father Time.
A sickly incubus who lives with Julius, Nightmare appears in Alice's dreams. If Peter was the one who wanted her in Wonderland, Nightmare was the one who did the dirty work. Probably based on the Caterpillar in the original story.
A former assassin who works for Nightmare as his right-hand man. Unfortunately, due to Nightmare's condition
, he ends up being like a nanny more than anything. Based on The Lizard in the original story.
The Prison Realm
Joker's in charge of the prison realm, and unfortunately he has something of a nasty Split Personality
. There are two jokers within the story - The White Joker, your typical, modest Nice Guy
, and the Black Joker, who's an all-out asshole.
Tropes that apply to him:
The Country of Diamond
The Queen of the Country of Diamonds whose peaceful appearance contrasts with her more malicious personality. She can appear as a young child or a beautiful young woman.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She appears pure and immaculate but is really rash, immature, and kind of wants to freeze our heroine to add to her collection.
- Human Popsicle: She has a collection of these (which includes the King of Diamonds), and wants to add Alice and Nightmare in particular to her collection.
- An Ice Person: Possesses ice powers.
- Lonely Rich Kid: She has abandonment issues, and turns people into human popsicles when she fears they're going to leave her.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Vivaldi, as the childish Queen with a fondness for Alice.
Voiced by: Toriumi Kousuke
The Black Rabbit, who serves as prime minister to the Country of Diamonds much like Peter does to the Country of Hearts. Like Peter, he is high-strung and takes his job very seriously. Unlike Peter, he hates Alice and maintains a very professional demeanor with her.
Voiced by: Koyama Rikiya
The Gravekeeper. He's part of a mafia family that is frequently in dispute with the Dupres. Based on the Dodo from the original story.
Voiced by: Mika Kanda
Alice's older sister, whom she remembers fondly.
Alice's First BoyfriendExactly What It Says on the Tin
- This dude was Alice's first boyfriend who ended up leaving her for her sister. Naturally, when Blood ends up looking exactly like him, Alice isn't exactly happy about it.
Tropes that apply to him:
The King of Hearts
Again, Exactly What It Says on the Tin
: He's Vivaldi's husband, but happens to be weak and ineffectual compared to his powerful, domineering wife.
Tropes that apply to him:
- Age Lift: In-universe: in Heart he's a old man, but in Clover he's a younger, middle aged man. Justified as the positions are "roles," and that the Roleholder for him might have changed in-between games.
- The Good King: Same as the king of Hearts he's based off, he pardons the life of as many persons he can when his wife orders to beheaded them.
- Henpecked Husband
- Requisite Royal Regalia
- Sexless Marriage: For there's no other better way to call his relationship with Vivaldi. Though king and queen, they aren't married and their positions are just roles; besides, Vivaldi has a room just for her.