Characters / Heart no Kuni no Alice

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Titular Character

    Alice Liddel
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.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Despite Vivaldi's route in the first game being a friendship route, some fans might interpret their relationship as something deeper. Ironically she openly shows her lesbian tendencies in certain optional scenes in Blood's routes of all places, and if Alice doesn't refuse her advances clearly it becomes a tug-of-war sort of relationship with the 2 them competing for her. The manga is a lot more explicit about the idea, with Vivaldi commenting that she thinks that even she may end up "loving" Alice. Peter promptly asks Vivaldi not to love Alice.
  • 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.
  • Hair Decorations: Sports a ribbon in her hair.
  • 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. In the games, Alice says Pierce (listed as 16-17 in supplementary materials) 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.

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida

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.

    Peter White
Voiced by: Kouki Miyata

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.

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa

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.
  • Ax-Crazy: But then again, so is everyone else.
  • Badass Longcoat: The former's his military wear and the latter's what he wears when he's at his most unstable, along with Mask Power.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ace is easily one of the nicest people in Wonderland when you first see him (manga-wise at least) what with his cheery disposition and willingness to help Alice (even if he does end up getting them lost). The next time he appears, he's wearing a tattered cloak that has bloodstains all over it, and a mask that makes him look like a serial killer. As it turns out, he's one of the most unstable people in Wonderland, and would kill Alice if it wasn't for her heartbeat.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Ace's constant ability to get lost for extended amounts of time, even indoors, and his odd habit of making a fire inside and pitching a tent as well, gives you the impression that he's very silly, odd and harmless. That is until you see him kill covered in blood with a smile on his face.
  • Blood Is the New Black: although pretty much no one cares for blood-stained clothes, since they will eventually turn clean by themselves, Ace is the character most often represented with blood-covered garments especially when he's wearing his Executioner cape.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: His entire route in the games and the official mangas with him as the love interest.
  • Cool Sword
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's one of the most competent fighters in the kingdom, but you probably can't tell that just by looking at him.
  • Dissonant Serenity
  • Never Gets Drunk: He can hold his liquor very well.
  • No Sense of Direction: Played for Laughs, as where ever he's headed is always in the opposite direction of where he's going.
  • Only One Name
  • Personal Space Invader: Hell yeah.
  • Professional Killer: It's revealed his "lost adventures" compose of him killing people Joker and Julius want gone.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Stepford Smiler: Naturally.
  • Yandere: Play any of his routes in ANY of the games; Heart, Joker, Clover or Diamonds and you will see this. BIG time. Even in the mangas. Clover no Kuni no Alice: Heart no Kishi is one of the examples.

The Hatter Mansion

The Mafia of Wonderland reside here. The mansion itself is associated with autumn and the suit of spades.
    Blood Dupre

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

    Elliot March
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
Left: Dum; Right: Dee
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama

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.

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.

    Mary Gowland
Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi

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.

    Boris Airay
Voiced by: Noriaki Sugiyama

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.
  • Anything but That!: He can't stand Gowland's horrific violin playing.
    Boris: Spare me! Please!
  • Bare Your Midriff: Hoo boy.
  • Cat Boy: One glance at him will tell you he's this.
  • Cat Smile: Naturally because he is one. He smiles like this when Alice calls Mary Gowland by his first name.
  • Chained by Fashion: Also has a lot of piercings.
  • Corner of Woe: Visits it after Alice says his cat ears annoy her.
  • 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.
  • Nice Guy: As nice as the world he lives in allows anyway. He seems to be one of the most naturally nice people in Wonderland, despite his attitude toward death.
  • 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.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Oh, lord. His is a giant fluffy pink-striped monstrosity, reminiscent of the pattern of Disney's Cheshire Cat.
  • 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.
  • Zipperiffic

    Pierce Villiers
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.

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.

    Julius Monrey
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu

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.

    Nightmare Gottschalk

Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita

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.
  • Afraid of Needles: He hates doctors and hospitals, and just lives with his illness because he doesn't want to see them.
  • Bad Dreams: He claims he's the embodiment of them.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: His name is Nightmare and wears black but he's a nice, though mysterious, guy.

    Gray Ringmarc
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai

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 Circus & Prison Realm

Voiced by: Akira Ishida

Joker is 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. Or so it seems. They are 'officials' and their role is to maintain the order in Wonderland.

The Castle of Diamonds

    Crysta Snowpigeon
Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi

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.

    Sidney Black
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.

The Cemetery & Art Museum

    Jericho Bermuda
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.
  • Animal Motifs: Dodo birds. Invoked rather uniquely in that he's heavily associated with death (being a gravekeeper, working in a cemetery, his In-Series Nickname below, etc.) which makes the motif work even better as dodos are heavily associated with extinction.
  • In-Series Nickname: "The Man Already Dead."

Other Characters

    Lorina Liddell
Voiced by: Mika Kanda

Alice's older sister, whom she remembers fondly.

    Alice's First Boyfriend 

Exactly 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.

    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.
  • 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.