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* Another from Tim Burton's film: At the end, Alice decides to continue her father's project in opening Asia to trade with England. Think about that from a historical perspective for a second. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job laying the foundations for the Opium Wars, Alice]].

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* Another from Tim Burton's film: At the end, Alice decides to continue her father's project in opening Asia to trade with England. Think about that from a historical perspective for a second. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job laying the foundations for the Opium Wars, Alice]].Alice]].
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*** The sequel proves that it ''is'' The White Queen's fault. But it wasn't her potions that ruined her sister, rather it's the White Queen's fault that the Red Queen tripped and her head swelled, and it never went back to normal.


* In the new ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', the {{Darker and Edgier}} nature of Wonderland was just for the ever-present {{Rule of Cool}} as opposed to the original. Then you realize that ''Wonderland represents her mindset!'' Wonderland was whimsical in the first Alice because she was a little kid, and now she's an adult with darker thoughts!

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* In the new ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', the {{Darker and Edgier}} nature of Wonderland was just for the ever-present {{Rule of Cool}} as opposed to the original. Then you realize that ''Wonderland represents her mindset!'' Wonderland was whimsical in the first Alice because she was a little kid, and now she's an adult with darker thoughts!



* Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland''. Tim Burton can cause Fridge Horror by simply '''adding a cameo'''. To be more specific, the Gryphon makes a cameo as a mural fighting the Jabberwock[[IAmNotShazam (y)]]. In the book, the Gryphon tells Alice that the [[CompositeCharacter (Red)]] Queen of Hearts '''never carries out executions'''. He isn't in the movie. So either A) the Jabberwock killed him, or B) the Queen had him executed. Either way, a FunnyAnimal who may be one the only characters in the novel nice to Alice DIES.

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* Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''. Tim Burton can cause Fridge Horror by simply '''adding a cameo'''. To be more specific, the Gryphon makes a cameo as a mural fighting the Jabberwock[[IAmNotShazam (y)]]. In the book, the Gryphon tells Alice that the [[CompositeCharacter (Red)]] Queen of Hearts '''never carries out executions'''. He isn't in the movie. So either A) the Jabberwock killed him, or B) the Queen had him executed. Either way, a FunnyAnimal who may be one the only characters in the novel nice to Alice DIES.

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** The March Hare, Mad Hatter, and Dormouse are seemingly trapped in that tea party. ''Un''birthdays are simply an excuse to drink tea.


* In the new ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', I thought the {{Darker and Edgier}} nature of Wonderland was just for the ever-present {{Rule of Cool}} as opposed to the original. Then I had a thought: that ''Wonderland represents her mindset!'' Wonderland was whimsical in the first Alice because she was a little kid, and now she's an adult with darker thoughts!
** That doesn't explain [[LooksLikeCesare why everyone looks tired]], though. :) --{{Tropers.Jonn}}
*** A common symptom for depression IS fatigue, maybe Alice is still depressed from the loss of her [[spoiler: father]] and being pressured into marriage.
** If you'd spent years living under the tyranny of the Queen of Hearts, you'd probably look a little weary, too.

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* In the new ''Film/AliceInWonderland'', I thought the {{Darker and Edgier}} nature of Wonderland was just for the ever-present {{Rule of Cool}} as opposed to the original. Then I had a thought: you realize that ''Wonderland represents her mindset!'' Wonderland was whimsical in the first Alice because she was a little kid, and now she's an adult with darker thoughts!
** That doesn't explain ** [[LooksLikeCesare why everyone looks tired]], though. :) --{{Tropers.Jonn}}
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tired]]? A common symptom for depression IS fatigue, maybe is fatigue. Maybe Alice is still depressed from the loss of her [[spoiler: father]] and being pressured into marriage.
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marriage. Also, if you'd spent years living under the tyranny of the Queen of Hearts, you'd probably look a little weary, too.


* Consider both Iracebeth and Mirana. Even though the movies and books and nonsensical and mind-warping, there might be some logical to the queens. Their names, appearances and personalities suggest that they may be representations of Main/MaryTudor and [[Main/TheVirginQueen Elizabeth Tudor]].

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* Consider both Iracebeth and Mirana. Even though the movies and books and nonsensical and mind-warping, there might be some logical to the queens. Their names, appearances and personalities suggest that they may be representations of Main/MaryTudor UsefulNotes/MaryTudor and [[Main/TheVirginQueen [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth Tudor]].



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* Consider both Iracebeth and Mirana. Even though the movies and books and nonsensical and mind-warping, there might be some logical to the queens. Their names, appearances and personalities suggest that they may be representations of Main/MaryTudor and [[Main/TheVirginQueen Elizabeth Tudor]].

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** Well, yes and no, possibly, seeing as the fictional Alice was based on the real Alice Pleasance Liddell, a friend of Carroll's.


** Actually, it makes perfect sense if you pay attention. The Queen says in the movie that she had her husband the King executed. If you remember from the book, ''he'' was the one who always quietly pardoned whoever she sentenced to death.

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** Actually, it makes perfect sense if you pay attention. The Queen says in the movie that she had her husband the King executed. If you remember from the book, ''he'' was the one who always quietly pardoned whoever she sentenced to death. (And the Gryphon wasn't ''that'' nice to Alice; he was kind of rude.)

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** Actually, it makes perfect sense if you pay attention. The Queen says in the movie that she had her husband the King executed. If you remember from the book, ''he'' was the one who always quietly pardoned whoever she sentenced to death.



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* In the 1951 movie we have an ''in-universe'' example of Fridge Brilliance. The concept of an unbirthday sounds odd ad silly until the Mad Hatter explai-oh I'm sorry, elucidates it; basically, an ''UN''birthday is the opposite of a regular birthday simply because it's ''not'' the day you were born. Therefore, one only has ''one'' birthday and all the other days in the year are one's ''un''birthday!


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* The title of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. I'm Swedish, so when I was a kid, before I knew English, I knew it as ''Alice i Underlandet'', which means the exact same thing. However, the Swedish word "under" means both "wonder" and "below", and I always assumed that they meant "Alice in the Land Below", which made sense to me, since she went ''down'' the rabbit hole. It wasn't until I started school and learned English that I realised what they really meant.
** The original title, by the way, was "Alice's Adventures Underground".
** {{Woolseyism}}s yay!

* When Alice is at the Mad Hatter's tea party, she notices that his watch shows days but not hours. When she asks why, he asks if her watch shows what year it is. Which seems like nonsense--until you remember that ''it's always teatime for him''. Why bother having a watch that shows the same time forever?

* The White Knight's clumsiness makes sense when you consider the fact that he's a chess knight, and therefore literally incapable of walking in a straight line.

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* What would happen if the Red King had a nightmare?
** [[HumansAreFlawed Who's to say he's not having one now?]]
** Explanations for mass extinctions, genocide, war? His nightmares.
* What if he woke up? Omniversal Scope ApocalypseHow ?

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* The White Knight's clumsiness makes sense when you consider the fact that he's a chess knight, and therefore literally incapable of walking in a straight line.


* The White Queen apparently can brew potions that cause you to change size. She is normal-shaped. Her sister, the Red Queen, has a size at least three times larger than normal. [[LightIsNotGood Who is the real villain?]]

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* The White Queen apparently can brew potions that cause you to change size. She is normal-shaped. Her sister, the Red Queen, has a head the size at least three times larger than normal. [[LightIsNotGood Who is the real villain?]]


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** Actually, considering the guilty look the White Queen has when she talks about her sister, it's ''heavily'' implied that the Red Queen's enormous head is her fault in some way. After all, she can't have ''always'' been a master potion maker and to figure out how to make such a specific type of potion, would have required a ''lot'' of trial and error... starting to connect the dots?


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