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"Are you our Alice?"

Kiyoi Ito has always been strange. A serious Cloud Cuckoo Lander with abstract ideas on fate. However, when she is cornered by Andro, a talking bunny rabbit, she learns that she's a lot more normal than she originally thought. Well, was.

Andro bites Kiyoi, turning her into a Magical Girl, but what Kiyoi doesn't realise is that being a Magical Girl isn't like TV: she has to stop the Wonderland STRIKE's attack on the half-world, Wonderland, make friends withnote  the other Magical Girl's (and even boys, hence the title "Magical Chain Wonderland Alice") and, of course, find out what Magical Chains and Andro really are...


Compare Puella Magi Madoka Magica,Revolutionary Girl Utena. Contrast Cardcaptor Sakura and Tokyo Mew Mew.

This is quite obviously based on Alice in Wonderland. Expect craziness.

Tropes in Mahou Kusari Wonderland Alice include:

  • A Boy and His X: Cheshire's cat familiar, Puella.
  • Abusive Parents: Arison's aren't the best in the world.
  • Action Girl: Um... Yeah.
  • Adult Fear: Many Magical Chains die on their first mission, so Andro just keeps building up bigger and bigger armies... But their deaths are usually completely unexplained and sometimes the girls and boys just vanish and don't come back.
  • Alice Allusion: The whole series, but particularly Kiyoi. See Meaningful Name.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Chio to Kiyoi a whole lot.
  • Anyone Can Die: Unless you're one of the core members of Wonderland, expect to die. Even Andro is killed, quite early on, and he is Killed Off for Real.
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  • Arc Number: "Four".
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Out of all of The Daffodilis' crimes, Andro considers its nearly murdering Cheshire as the Jaywalking. Needless to say, Kiyoi is rather shocked.
  • Asshole Victim: Andro's death is from Daffodilis, the creature that had been avoiding him for years and shortly before said death he said he didn't really care that Cheshire was lying, dying near beside him.
  • Astral Checkerboard Decor: Wonderland, due to some allusions to Alice Through the Looking-Glass.
  • Ax-Crazy: What leads to Cheshire getting stabbed.
  • Battle Butler: Jettoki's not a butler, but still.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Chio wanted to be Alice. It appears, as of late, that she just might be, and that Kiyoi is just Alice's older sister.
  • The Beautiful Elite: Ari's family.
  • Berserk Button: Death gets to be one for Kiyoi later on.
    • Ari doesn't like to be deprived of his afternoon tea. For good reason.
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    • Andro's is actually refusal.
    • Try betraying Nene.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: All over the place.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • In a joking way, Kiyoi is fairly crazy when it comes to Alice in Wonderland. It's a joking Berserk Button.
    • Jettoki won't let you hurt his master. Just try.
    • Ko, also known as Ko-Chan, otherwise known as The Queen of Hearts, Kokoro-Chan.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Nene and Andro talk in Japanese near the start, which confuses Kiyoi, but can also confuse the reader if they don't realise that the English they're reading is supposedly Japanese, so the Japanese you're reading is actually English In-Universe.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Ari and Eliot get them in their first appearance, and Miaka always gets them.
  • Bishōnen: Jettoki, Eliot, Ari... A good deal of people.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: Kiyoi is submitted to this far too often, as is Cheshire, after Puella is stabbed, ultimately ending in him being stabbed.
  • Blue Blood: Ari's family.
  • Body Horror: Some of the STRIKE's are terrifying.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: What leads to Nene's death. Jettoki is also extremely prone to this, by the Infernal Twins mostly.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Miaka can seem this way because of the way she clings to Ari.
  • Break the Cutie: See Dysfunction Junction.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: It's particularly common for people to snark at various plot devices, but also in the first chapter, when Chio ignores Kiyoi by continuing to copy Alice in Wonderland on TV, Kiyoi can be seen giving the Speech Bubble a Death Glare.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Ari. He's the Mad Hatter.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Well... Andro is Really 700 Years Old...
    Kiyoi: How dare you say that! Cheshire is more important than beating Daffodilis!
  • Cats Are Mean: Cheshire isn't the nicest guy you'll ever meet, and it seems that Puella is very much a Bratty Half-Pint of a cat.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Cheshire, of course, but Ari is also known to do them. With Cheshire, it links with Slasher Smile.
  • Chick Magnet: Most males.
  • The Chosen One: "Alice" or Kiyoi. Maybe.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Arison (not Ari, by the way) suffers from this.
    • So much so that he's willing to die for his servant... That said, his Servant was also his best and only friend, and he's been shown to be selfish as well. (His father screamed in his face that he'd fire Jet if he kept talking to him, and yet he does anyway completely non-discretely.)
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Kiyoi forgets her own shoes.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The Magical Chains.
  • Comes Great Insanity: Mirabili Felis, or Wonderland Chains, eventually go mad from the strain of holding a whole world up— and their Super-Powered Evil Side, of course.
  • Cool Big Sis: Kiyoi to Chio, though she's aloof at times.
  • Cool Down Hug: Attempted on Ko when Eliot's Mirabili Felis side is attempting to tear him in two, but it doesn't work of Ko goes a little demented.
  • Creepy Child: Arison, Jettoki's master.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Eliot gets it bad...
  • Cute and Psycho: Oh, Ko...
  • Cute Little Fangs: Our Eliot has them, as a Shout-Out to another Elliot.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: You kind of have to have this to become a Mahou Kusari.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Andro has said that the Queen of Hearts would likely be cripplingly Tsundere than evil, as would any other characters from the book. Kiyoi didn't believe him.
    • Ko isn't evil! Though it's implied that it's his fault that Eliot's a Wonderland Chain...
  • Determinator: Kiyoi, after one too many deaths decides that she's not going to let anyone else die. Pity that all of the Wonderland Chains have to die to make that happen, eh?
    • Eliot fights alongside the Mahou Kusari despite being powerless.
  • Devoted to You: Ko's Ho Yay crush on Eliot becomes much darker when you realise he's so much this that he's willing to switch sides for him and turn him into a Wonderland Chain simply to protect him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Kiyoi's never appeared and is never mentioned, whereas her mother always is. Possibly a Shout-Out to Alice in Wonderland (2010); it's implied her father is quite the Berserk Button.
    • Remove the "implied".
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Oh no, she does, she just forgets.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Kiyoi has serious issues with Alice in Wonderland, and as it's shown later, fairy tales because her father died, Cheshire almost died, Ari is going to die and her close friend Eliot is a chain and must be killed, so she thinks "Happy Ending" doesn't exist, Andro is secretly ''completely off the egde insane'', Ari is supposedly doomed for death so permanently smiles and jokes to stop his little sister from remembering him as he dies and Ko really does love Eliot and thus promised to 'always be on his side' which includes the sides of good and evil, and made Eliot drink Wonderland's water, turning him into one of its four Chains, just to stop him from dying.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Kiyoi, Cheshire.
  • Elaborate University High: Darton, the school that the rich kids go to. It's not as Elaborate as it seems, however, as many of the kids that go there are dumped and their parents never return for them, or there are special cases like Ari's.
  • Eldritch Abomination: STRIKE monsters and the Monsteric side of the Mirabili Felis.
  • Emotionless Boys: Yuu and Yuusei, the Tweedle brothers.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Dear, dear Eliot...
  • Evil Twin: Yuu to Yuusei, or Yuusei to Yuu. One of the two. Probably.
  • Failure Knight: Ari. Even his Image Song says so;
    I'm not crazy/ What are you talking about?/ I'm a knight of failure/ but I'll protect you/ I'm not crazy/ What are you on about?
  • Fan Nickname: "Eli" for Eliot, and the author herself commitioned the usage of "Wonderland Chain" for the series since the name was so long... but that term has since become rather tragic.
  • Fanservice: Crossed with Panty Shot when Kiyoi forgets her shoes.
  • A Fate Worse Than Death: It's implied that giving your Transformation Trinket is this... And Ko did it.
  • Gilded Cage: Miaka, Ari's sister.
  • Gratuitous Latin:
    • Cheshire's familiar, Puella. Puella is Latin for "A young slave" which Puella fits quite well considering she's Cheshire's slave.
    • That is until you learn that Puella is actually a part of Cheshire himself. The realisation of this comes a little late as Puella has just been stabbed...
    • Gratuitous Latin gets even more important later on, with the revalation of the "Wonderland Chains" or as they're usually called, "Mirabili Felis".
  • Hair-Raising Hare: Andro can be terrifying considering, and it's even worse when you consider that there's a March Hare yet to appear!
  • Happiness in Slavery: Mori and Jett are put through a hell of a lot for "Sevants" not "Slaves"...
  • Healing Potion: Used on occasion as the STIKE nights get pretty rough. As do the days leading up to them...
  • Hellish Pupils: Kō. Well, he is the queen of hearts. Eliot develops them when Wonderland is "screaming".
  • Heroic Albino: Ari and Kō.
  • Hot for Student: Disturbingly, Eliot is often followed around by a teacher who is constantly asking him if he's okay.
  • Ho Yay: Kō's definitely got a one-sided crush on Eliot. Eliot's a bit too much of a doof to notice this, though. He's a little obsessed.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: An idea of Andro's of how to deal with Eliot. Needless to say, Kiyoi is much less than amused.
    • It comes complete with visual aid, as well!
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: There are many reasons to want to go to Darton Academy.
  • Intimate Healing: how the above Healing Potion works is usually as a hug from a person with Magic.
  • It's All My Fault: Kō-Chan and Jettoki tend to apologize for everything.
    • it seems that Ko is guiltier than one might think.
  • I Work Alone: Ari is this in spades. Ko, too, though he brings Eliot along one time. He doesn't take well to Wonderland, which is why he doesn't respond to Andro's call to avoid another accident happening.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Cheshire comes very close to falling into Jerk Ass territory, though that's likely just his not being used to people.
    • Eliot, full stop. He's just not used to being called out on it.
    • Ari is more of an inversion. He's very nice on the outside, has some inner jerk, and then more gold.
    • Kiyoi can come across as this, too.
  • Kid with the Leash: Played With. At first, it seems like Ko is this to Eliot, what with being the one to calm him down when he's so het up, but Eliot is actually this to Ko as when Ko is with Eliot, Eliot flies of the handle so Ko doesn't go Unstoppable Rage mode.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Here's a tip. Go anywhere near Miaka Makinami and you will be torn apart by Ari.
  • Laughing Mad: The weight of Wonderland simply... Crushes your mind. Eliot...
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Quite obviously, the Mad Hatter, Ari, but Kiyoi tends to go a little overboard when Death comes up later on.
  • Little Miss Badass: Miaka's might is no laughing matter.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Anyone going to Darton Academy. Arison, Jet's master, is this as well, since he's friends with only the servants.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Ko.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Ain't that right, Ko?
  • Lover Tug-of-War: It seems that way, between Jett, Eli, Arison and Ko during the Darton chapters (and there are a lot) though it's very played with.
  • Mad Hatter
  • Manipulative Bastard: Oh, Andro-Pi...
  • Meaningful Name: Here goes... Kiyoi is Japanese for "Noble" which is actually one of the meanings for Alice in Japanese, Ari is an alternate translation for "hat", Ko is the shortened version of "Kokoro", heart, and he's the queen of hearts, Cheshire's is obvious, Puella's is relavent to her disguise, Jettoki's is an alternate translation of "Jet" as in, Jet-Black, adding to the irony that he's the White Knight, Arison's is Engrish for Alison, a lengthened version of Alice, though this is perhaps a Red Herring, Nene's is from the 'ne' in the Japanese word for cat, neko, which is the first syllable of Caterpillar... Even Eliot; his name means "The lord is my God" and Wonderland is often refered to as the Lord of Lands. This becomes relavent once he is shown as one of Wonderland's Chains. Definitely Shown Their Work.
  • Mind Screw: ...
  • Mr. Fanservice: Don't overanalyze of the male characters, too much, will you?
  • My Greatest Failure: See the Character Page for details, as each Character has their own.
  • Nice Hat: One that Ari is aparently unable to part with, even in class.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity or Insanity: One of the two in Ari's case. Perhaps.
  • The Ojou: Miaka and most of the girls at Darton.
  • Overprotective Dad: Miaka's to her.
  • Parental Abandonment: Oh, Darton Academy...
    • Kiyoi seems to think that her Dad did this to her by dying.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Ko, Ari and Cheshire, most notably Cheshire due to his similarities to an actual cat.
  • Poisonous Friend: Ko is this to Eliot in a big way.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: A terrified, furious Kiyoi delivers one to Andro and continues to give more succeeding her first as time goes on.
  • Room Full of Crazy: Abstract Wonderland is very heavy on the Abstract.
    • Each Chain has a room... Which is interesting...
  • Shout-Out: All over the place. Puella's name, though it has slight importance, is likely one to Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Eliot's fang is this to Pandora Hearts and Cheshire's name is this aparently to a friend of the author's.
  • Shown Their Work: Meaningful Name.
  • Slasher Smile: Everyone has at least one in them.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Jet's nickname: Is it 'Jet' or 'Jett'?
    • Arison or Alison?
    • Is it "Kō" or "Ko"?
    • Eliot with one 'l' or two?
      • Official material says that it's 'Jett', 'Arison', 'Kō' and 'Eliot.'
  • Spot of Tea: Ari is very fond of Tea.
  • Stepford Smiler: Ari is this.
  • Sweet Tooth: Our Mad Hatter, yet again.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: All over the place.
  • Wham Episode: Ack! Puella is really part of Cheshire? Since when did he have that power? Wait! Puella's getting stabbed means that Cheshire's stabbed? Daffodilis is an old monster? How does that work? Wait, Kiyoi is badass? She's freaking out bad. Is Cheshire dead? Hey, who's that...? Eh?! Andro's dead?! Oh my— Now that it's calm, it should be okay... WAIT! Ari's head is permanently is Head-Splitting pain? Andro's ALIVE? No, he's a ghost. Only Kiyoi can see him? So she's Alice after all? No, he just... Why exactly is everyone screaming? Oh... Wait, everyone can see Andro now! Wonderland Chain? OH MY GOD! Eliot's gonna die? Hey, that's... Ko's a Chain? WOW! The Queen of Hearts? So, Eliot's dead? No... And then... What? !!! Ko just gave away his Transformation Trinket... Why's that so bad? Ending, describes "Collapse" and "Tightened" perfectly.
  • When She Smiles: Kiyoi, since she never does, and Eliot when he drops the Jerkass Façade.
    • Which becomes a plot point when you learn that this was one of the reasons that Ko fell in love with Eliot.
  • Yandere:
    • "I'll protect Arison-Sama with my life, Kiyoi-Sama. He means more to me than anything. I'd even kill you for him... But that goes for you as well. For everyone but Arison-sama..." And then when Jett gets angry...
    • Ko is very much this for Eliot. Of course, it turns out horribly for them both.
  • You Are Not Alone: Are you, Kiyoi? Are you?

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