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"You play Märchen Maze: you stay in Wonderland, and it shows you how deep the rabbit hole really is."
When the men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice, I think she'll know

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a pretty well-known work and can be associated with surreal fantasy, drug imagery, lolita fashion, Gothic Horror (it's a frequent target of Grimmification) and other aspects of Victorian England, including Steampunk, political satire, and who knows what else.

The name "Alice", when used in a reference to Alice in Wonderland, therefore tends to be used for fantastical, ethereal characters or concepts, and that goes double if her last name is a variation on Carroll or Liddell (as Alice Liddell was a real girl who inspired Lewis Carroll's character of Alice). Dolls are also often involved, presumably by their association with the Victorian era.

Allusions like this, when not full of 1960s psychedelia, tend to be rather dark and grim, but this makes a lot of sense considering their original source. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel are full of Black Comedy (although the death jokes and the like in the books tend to be subtle), something that can often surprise someone who reads the original versions.

Other frequent references to Alice in Wonderland include magical white rabbits, rabbit-holes, playing-card iconography, mushrooms, and so forth. References specifically to Through the Looking Glass are somewhat rarer, but when they do show up you can expect works to lean into the Chess Motifs, as well as the symbolism of a literal mirror or 'looking-glass'. If the appearance of the Alice-analogue is shown or described, she'll most likely look like a little blonde girl wearing a blue and white dress, as popularized by the John Tenniel illustrations and the Disney animated adaptation.

Adaptations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are not part of this trope. Allusions, however, are.

Note that this trope is only for cases where a clear connection can be made between the name "Alice" and a reference to Alice in Wonderland. This trope is not intended to be a general list of every work (or even every fantasy or fantastical work) containing anyone named Alice, only when that name is clearly used in an effort to evoke the book. If you can't make a clear connection to Alice in Wonderland beyond the name "Alice" and a fantasy or magical-realism genre, don't list it here.

Conversely, references to Alice in Wonderland can be listed even if they don't specifically use the name "Alice", since they are not a distinct trope.

A Sub-Trope of Shout-Out. Is related to the One-Mario Limit, in that there may be several "Alices" in a work, but a character may bear the name specifically to invoke Wonderland imagery. Compare to Dystopian Oz for dark, predominantly political, examples associated with the similar Land of Oz series.


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  • In the mid-Aughties, there was a serial (as in "Film Serial", not "breakfast") of Froot Loops commercials where a Queen of Hearts-esq character has her card-like guards steal Toucan Sam's Froot Loops through a portal in his bedroom mirror. At the end of each commercial, there is an Audience Participation element to it: the first had kids solve a puzzle to put the shattered mirror back together so that Sam could go after the thieves, and then they got to vote on what new flavor they could add to the cereal (the winner being cherry-cherry)

    Anime & Manga 
  • Alice in the Country of Hearts is based off of Alice in Wonderland, but with violence and psychos tossed in. And sexy guys.
  • Alice 19th, where the protagonist (who has magical powers) is called Alice and her guide/teacher takes the form of a white rabbit. The magic system? Based on wordplay...
  • Fujisaki Arisu of Angelic Layer names her Angel, Alice, after herself. This does not explain why the Angel is dressed as a classic lolita with blonde hair and white bunny ears.
  • In The Animatrix, the episode "Detective Story" features a detective communicating with Trinity through lines and details from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
  • Are You Alice? the protagonist strays to Wonderland and was given the name Alice, and is about to join the "Game to Kill the White Rabbit". Is there a need to mention that Alice and the Queen of Hearts are both male? Talk about Rules Don't Apply Here.
  • Alice Carroll from ARIA — look at her full name, even.
  • Chapter 98 of Ayakashi Triangle has a colored illustration where Lu and Shirogane are dressed up like Alice and the White Rabbit. Ironic, given Lu is the one out of touch with reality.
  • In Black Blood Brothers the vampire that turned the main character is a source blood named Alice. She appears in flash backs and occasional references but she died ten years before the start of the series.
  • Black Butler also ventures into Wonderland with the two part OVA "Ciel in Wonderland".
  • Bleach: At the end of an episode 287 which is themed after "One Thousand and One Nights", the omake addresses the existence of alternate worlds. The screen shows a chibi version of Rukia, who's dressed like Alice, falling into a hole that leads to such an alternate world, with that one being modeled after Wonderland.
  • An episode of Cardcaptor Sakura invokes this by having Sakura wear the dress while having to catch a rabbit-shaped Clow Card.
  • Code Geass has an OVA where the cast act out the tale of Alice in Wonderland. It's called "Nunnally in Wonderland" where Nunnally takes the lead role as Alice.
  • In the 2001 version of Cyborg 009, Joe befriends a tiny girl named Alice who seems to know a looooot about him. She's a Time Traveller, and is also implied to be the past self of Joe's Missing Mom.
  • The ending sequence of the Dagashi Kashi anime is a series of famous Wonderland scenes with the straight-laced Saya playing Alice and the wackier Hotaru playing an assortment of Wonderland denizens. Other characters also turn up, such as To and Kokonotsu's faces on mini-donuts chased by Hotaru's Walrus.
  • Alice McCoy, the mysterious, possibly dead Deus ex Machina of Digimon Tamers. She's also a blonde goth lolita, for extra points. Writer Chiaki J. Konaka favours this trope.
  • In Gakuen Alice, the gift that gives people supernatural powers is called Alice. This is deliberately supposed to invoke Alice in Wonderland, as the currency is called "rabbits" and the main character is trapped at a Wizarding School chasing someone who's evading her.
  • Eternal Alice has Arisu/Alice Arisugawa as its main character, and the series in general is drowning in Wonderland motifs.
  • King of Thorn has a Mysterious Waif named Alice. Naturally, when she needs a protector, she creates one in the form of a giant white rabbit.
  • K-On!: The Movie is set in England so naturally its end credits have the girls hanging out in a garden dressed in blue-and-white Alice-style outfits (when they're not sprinting along the edge of the White Cliffs of Dover).
  • In Kurobara Alice, a woman named Azusa makes a Deal with the Devil and is reborn as another person named Alice. The similarities with the book stop here, though.
  • Kyousogiga is supposed to be based off Through the Looking-Glass, though you'd have a hard time knowing it if not for the whole "finding the rabbit" gig, chess imagery, and quotes from the books.
  • No mention of Alice, but Miyuki-chan in Wonderland is a parody wherein a teenage girl has several homoerotic dreams, and includes the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat, the cards painting the roses red, the White Rabbit, and the Mad Tea Party.
  • In One Piece, Wonderland themes are prevalent in Totto Land, with several rabbit-like Beast Men (Carrot on the heroes' side, Randolph on the villains'), soldiers with a chess and playing card theme in Big Mom's army, and Big Mom herself being similar to the Queen of Hearts, being a big woman in a pink dress with an uncontrollable temper who is known for beheading people.
  • No use of the name Alice, but Ouran High School Host Club contains an episode titled "Haruhi in Wonderland". The contents of the episode are exactly what the title implies. This was adapted from a manga chapter that spoofed Alice in Wonderland, with Haruhi, Tamaki, the Hiitachin twins, and Mori all playing the title character at one point or another.
  • PandoraHearts has a rabbit character named Alice along with some other Alice in Wonderland-related imagery. For example: The amount of Alice Allusions are far too many to list here, but suffice to say, practically every event, theme, character and idea from the books shall be referenced in some way, though it probably won't be obvious to the reader unless they have a very good knowledge of the books. The plots even parallel at times, so in some ways the series is a darker, more complex take on the books. As well as this, some references are even made to Carroll and the real-life Alice, Alice Liddell.
  • The first episode of the Petshop Of Horrors anime (she doesn't show up until later in the manga) features a white rabbit named Alice, who is given to a pair of grieving parents whose only daughter died of a drug overdose. The "new" Alice also ends up dying, in a truly horrific way.
  • Arisu Sakaguchi from Please Save My Earth is named after Alice from Alice in Wonderland, but her parents actually made up kanji to spell it with rather than using katakana.
  • Project ARMS has all ARMS named after characters from the Alice books. Later, it is revealed that one of the Egrigori team members and experimental child is a blonde girl named Alice (she even reads Alice in Wonderland to the other children at one point). after she is absorbed by an alien life form, she refers to the world she creates as Wonderland.
  • Queen's Blade:
    • Queen's Gate: Alice has two subordinates named Hatter and March Hare. Her mother is named Lewis after Lewis Carroll, and their last name is Dodgson (Lewis Carroll's real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson).
    • Queen's Blade Grimoire: Alicia is Trapped in Another World, Mel Fair Land, which greatly resembles Wonderland. Her outfit resembles a sexy version of the Disney Alice's outfit, and her rapier is named Liddell.
  • The Alice Game from Rozen Maiden, the deadly tournament and reason for being of seven beautifully made Victorian dolls. They are guided by a white rabbit demon in a tuxedo. There's also lots of roses and tea parties.
  • The main theme of Sekai Oni. The protagonists are called Alices and their powers come from the Alice Syndrome. The dimension battles take place is called Wonderland, and The Mentor for Alices is called Cheshire Devil.
  • Alice Mizuki from Serial Experiments Lain, as confirmed by Word of God: Writer Chiaki J. Konaka states "Alice" is Lewis Carol's (sic). I often use the "Alice" as the metaphor in my scenarios. Alice in "lain" is same. Alice even mentions that her name sound weird (her and Lain are the only characters with non-Japanese names, bar some Token White characters). The official subtitles didn't seem to get the message though and translated her name as "Arisu".
  • Servamp brings this many times. One of the main characters is Misono Alicien, and his half brother Mikuni Alicien shares the same feature as well. Bonus points for their father welcoming the protagonists into the Alicien mansion with the line "welcome to Wonderland".
  • Tweeny Witches: Arusu is a human girl who finds herself in the bizarre Magical Realm through her "mirror", Lennon. In "Suspicion", she compares her name to Alice's after mentioning Through the Looking Glass as a book her mother read to her.
  • The Ending Theme for Vampire Knight, "Still Doll", starts off with the lyrics "Hi, Miss Alice" in English, with the rest of the lyrics seeming to be about a melancholy young girl. The song is sung by Kanon Wakeshima, an Elegant Gothic Lolita, and the Music Video is full of spooky Victorian atmosphere.
  • The Voynich Hotel'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 ("Snark", who is a serial killer), and wearing a rabbit mask that is actually a demonic tool obtained through said sister's Deal with the Devil.
  • An episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX has a creepy doll named Alice. She uses Doll cards that allude to the Alice story.

    Audio Drama 
  • Big Finish Doctor Who:
    • When the Eleventh Doctor invites Dr Alice Watson into the TARDIS in the audio drama Destiny of the Doctor: The Time Machine, he says "Ready to go down the rabbit hole, Alice?" Since she has never in her life read any work of literature, she has no idea what he's talking about.
    • Likewise, Zagreus is one big trip into Wonderland, as the anti-time infected Doctor encounters mysterious talking Cats that run him around in logic circles while Charley gets dragged down the rabbit hole by a representation of the TARDIS consciousness. In the end, it turns out the TARDIS was trying to fight off the anti-time infection with the biggest load of nonsense it could find - which, in this case, was Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    Comic Books 
  • Alice in Sunderland is a brilliant exploration of the history of the character of Alice, among many other subjects, by Bryan Talbot.
  • A minor sympathetic villain in the Astro City comic calls himself "The Mock Turtle" and is a huge fan of Carroll's novels.
  • Marvel Fairy Tales: Avengers Fairy Tales #3 is a Young Avengers version of the story with Cassie/Stature as Alice.
  • Batman:
    • Alice is the name of a villain in Greg Rucka's Batwoman run, who speaks almost entirely in quotes from Lewis Carroll's Alice stories.
    • The Mad Hatter is obsessed with finding "his" Alice, who likely isn't much more than a figment of his insane imaginings.
    • There's also the cousins Tweedledee and Tweedledum. In fact, Batman seems to have a large amount of Lewis Carroll themed villains in his rogues gallery. He even has Humpty Dumpty!
    • At one point the Tweedles and Hatter joined forces, along with a Hare, a Walrus and a Carpenter (a minor Breakout Character when she went semi-straight as an actual carpenter). It turned out the Tweedles had used Tetch's own mind control on him after he said the idea was just too obvious.
  • The title of the Season 9 Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic Willow: Wonderland. Willow also makes a Shout-Out or two. There is even a demon that claims that the green caterpillar was based on him.
  • In C.O.V.E.N., Arcana, a preteen girl the Illu-men use for her visions of the past and future. Thanks to a wicked case of Power Incontinence, she's constantly watching past, present and future unfold at the same time, which doesn't leave her the sanest of individuals. Between giving her keepers a prophecy full of riddles or a nightmarish drawing of future events, she has tea parties with her dolls (a rabbit, a unicorn, and lion with a bird's head sewn on,) and talks about awaiting the arrival of a late fourth guest. Furthermore, her real name is later revealed as Celia, an anagram of Alice.
  • Doctor Strange: In Doctor Strange (Vol. 2) #1, Agamotto appears to Strange as a giant caterpillar on an equally-large mushroom, smoking a hookah. Justified, since Agamotto assumes A Form You Are Comfortable With out of Strange's memories of Alice in Wonderland.
  • The Flash had a storyline called Wonderland, in which Wally West was trapped in Another Dimension where Keystone City was a dystopia. Each issue opens with a quote from the Alice books. He discovers he was trapped there by Mirror Master (they've gone "through the looking glass") at the behest of another villain, who turns out to be fairy-tale monarch Brother Grimm. The second half of the story is set in a Grimmified Keystone City where things are even more Alice-y, including the Rogues as the Card Soldiers and Linda as the Queen of Hearts.
  • Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden loves this trope. At the beginning of volume 1, Jax chased after a white rabbit that escaped its cage, but then ended up stepping into an interdimensional portal into Realmsend, mirrioring the scene of Alice going down the rabbit hole
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 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 organic chemistry being reversed after coming out of a looking-glass.
  • Alice is one of the three main characters of Alan Moore's Lost Girls. She's an aristocratic lesbian in her sixties.
  • The main character in Lullaby is named Alice, and dresses as you might expect. The series begins with her parents dying in a car accident after swerving to avoid a white rabbit in the road.
  • One of the Female Furies in New Gods is Malice Vunderbar, who has control of a disembodied maw called Chessure.
  • Taken further in the comicbook Nightmares on Elm Street, as Freddy traps Alice into a dreamscape resembling Aice in Wonderland and for the climax takes the form of Jabberwocky.
  • Spider-Man has its own Lewis Carroll-themed villain, the White Rabbit. At least for a while, she was written as an utter joke of a villain, meaning she could be a Take That! against other Alice inspired villains.
  • Storm (Don Lawrence) has a goddess that likes to create Alice Allusions to draw the main character's attention, culminating in her manifesting as Alice herself.
  • In Superboy (1994) #92, Conner is suffering PTSD following Our Worlds at War and has a dream in which he follows Impulse (in rabbit ears) through a very Wonderlandish environment, with Steel as the talking doorknob from the Disney version, various bird-themed characters making their way through a huge pool in Penguin's umbrella, Granny Goodness and General Good as the Queen and King of Hearts, and so on. Amusingly, even though it's his own mind pulling out these images, he doesn't get the reference.
  • The Teen Titans villainess Cheshire. More so in the Teen Titans (2003) and Young Justice (2010) animated series, where she wears a grinning cat mask.

    Comic Strips 
  • A storyline in Peanuts featured Snoopy doing his "Cheshire Beagle" trick.
  • Pearls Before Swine 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 Alice's Adventures in 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.

    Fan Works 
  • This Batman fanart mocks the number of Wonderland-themed villains.
  • The fanfic Between My Brother and Me: Mors Omnibus has so many references to this trope: the Quirky Town is named Carroll City (after the author), quotes from both stories are stated frequently, characters are dressed up like Alice and other assorted Wonderland citizens, Yuzu and Mieru enter the Nightmare Realm via a portal, etc.
  • In Echoes of Eternity Maria Robotnik's favourite book is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. She uses it as escapism. She's a terminally ill child who has lived on the space colony ARK her entire life, so Alice's adventures resonate with Maria. She wishes that her life on ARK was All Just a Dream. Maria herself is a blue eyed, blonde girl who wears blue dresses.
  • In Hop to It, Rabbit arrives at a meeting a few minutes after Ladybug and Chat Noir. The latter takes pleasure in singing to her, "You're late, you're late, for a very important date."
  • Infinity Train: Blossomverse: The Infinity Train is already an allusion to Alice in Wonderland but the stories in the trilogy ramp it up further. The Shout Outs page has a (slightly) more complete list of them in its own section.
    • Infinity Train: Blossoming Trail: Chloe Cerise herself has read the book five times and even notes that entering the train is like following the White Rabbit (or Buneary in her case) down a rabbit hole. She actively invokes the trope by quoting various lines and naming her donut holer (pipe) "Cheshire" since The Cat tricked Randall into making a donut holer business. In fact there's so many allusion to it that the fic's Shout-Out page has an entire section dedicated to it.
    • Its prequel, Infinity Train: Knight of the Orange Lily has Gladion wish to become like the White Knight in the tale of a girl who went through a mirror. One car he enters is called the 400 Rabbits Car which is populated with talking bunnies, frozen clocks, one passenger he meets is dressed as a Mad Hatter, and there is also Kisaragi's Project Solitaire, elite warriors with a playing card motif.
    • The sequel, Infinity Train: Voyage of Wisteria, has butterflies as a motif, particularly in the mysterious denizens Ogami and Sarang.
  • The Legend of Total Drama Island:
    • When Heather positions herself as her team's leader during the first challenge, Gwen compares her to the Queen of Hearts, implying that Gwen does not expect Heather to be a wise or benevolent leader.
    • During "The Tale of the Awake-a-thon", The Storyteller samples the poem, "The Walrus and the Carpenter" from Through the Looking-Glass.
  • Metamorphosis (EndOfAbraxas): After Sei meets Alice, she thinks to herself "You can go right to hell, Alice. Or to wonderland. Or to wherever the hell you came from."
  • Halloween art for Single Parents Night has Shadow dressing up his blonde furred, blue-eyed daughter Maria as Alice.
  • The Tyrant and the Hero: The Monster Lords take on the name Alice when they gain the title. The main character starts out with the name Mary (from Mary Ann, the maid that Alice was mistaken for) and physically resembles a grown-up Alice (in her human form, at least). Her younger sister Dinah is named for Alice's cat.
  • The Discworld fic White Rabbit takes the chain of allusions a step further: whilst training as a Mature Entry Assassin, Miss Alice Band gets overconfident in Mr Mericet's Poisons lab. She notices her latex glove is torn, but ignores it, despite having been warned the chemical agent they are preparing may be absorbed through the skin. Thus, the super-refined active agent found in ergot fungus, used by Assassins to distract the attention of the client's bodyguards whilst not actually killing them - LSD - takes her on a mother of a trip, set to music by Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Avengers (1998) has a Ministry agent named Alice. This is just one of the five Shout Outs to Alice in Wonderland in the movie.
  • The Company of Wolves is 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.
  • Nedrey's annoying screensaver says 'Follow the White Rabbit' in Jurassic Park, and the company man who wants to buy the dino-embryos from him is called Dodgson — Lewis Carroll's real surname.
  • The Matrix has several major references and countless lesser ones: Trinity's "Follow the White Rabbit" clue to Neo, which corresponds to the White Rabbit tattoo on the Heartbreak High girl's shoulder which leads him to the club where they meet. In the first meeting with Morpheus, he asks Neo if he feels "like Alice, tumbling down the rabbit hole?" before the ever-so-famous speech about the Red Pill, Blue Pill: "You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." Meanwhile Switch wears white clothes with pink glasses, Morpheus uses the martial arts stance called the cat, has lions on the side of his chair, shows Neo how reality can bend, and talks to Neo about "showing you the door, only you can walk through it," just like the Cheshire Cat bends reality and shows Alice the door in the Disney cartoon. The Oracle is the Caterpillar, with green leafy and tree-like decor, who smokes, gives food and speaks of existential issues, like the Caterpillar's "Who are you?" question to Alice in the book. The room where Neo meets Morpheus is the Looking Glass House, with the mantlepiece, mirrors, and a cat. And that's only scratching the surface.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master has Alice Johnson, who over the course of the film acquaints herself with spectacular control over dreams ("Wonderland" anyone?), and faces her newly-uncovered looking glass before her final showdown with Fred Krueger (who she defeats by showing him a shard from a mirror).
    Welcome to Wonderland, Alice!
  • Pan's Labyrinth: There are plenty of allusions throughout the film to Alice in Wonderland, most notably the main character (a little girl) wandering down a large (albeit staircased) hole in the ground, and at a later point wearing Doomed New Clothes which are clearly based on Alice's pinafore and hair ribbon in a Whole Costume Reference.
  • The Resident Evil Film Series' 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.
  • The costume designer on Return of the Jedi acknowledged the Caterpillar from Alice as an inspiration for Jabba the Hutt (although Roger Ebert pointed out that Jabba's face looks more like the Cheshire Cat).
  • The Sight stars Andrew McCarthy as Michael Lewis, an architect who ends up following a child murderer across London with the help of the dead. There are a lot of Alice references, such as Lewis being hired to work on the Hatter's Hotel and Alice being the name of one of the victims.
  • Star Trek:
  • Sucker Punch has a lot of this. Babydoll looks similar to Alice, white rabbit images appear everywhere, and the song "White Rabbit" plays during the WWI sequence.
  • In Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, Alice is a Deceptively Human Robot. With some degree of naughty tentacles note . In the adaptations, it's stated that she scanned her disguise from an Alice in Wonderland animatronic.
  • John Carpenter's The Ward, a story set in an insane asylum with a toy rabbit as a plot point, has Alice as the name of a ghost that apparently haunts the asylum but then it is revealed Alice is the protagonist's real name...
  • Where the Truth Lies has the appropriately named Alice, a young singer Vince uses to blackmail Karen, who appears in an Alice in Wonderland dress, performs Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit", and is associated with psychedelic drug use.

  • ALiCE (2014): Everywhere, some more subtle than others:
    • The island/town's name is Wonderland and the he streets that Christopher has to go through to get to Joseph and Mary's house are Oyster Way and Walrus Avenue; they live on Carpenter Street.
    • The Jabberwock and Vorpal Blade, the latter as a baseball bat, but it still shows up.
    • The plot itself: Christopher is Alice, Mickey is the White Rabbit, and the other characters occasionally reference other Wonderland characters.
    • Christopher is shown in flashbacks reading Alice in Wonderland to the children.
    • The All Just a Dream ending, even though it's played with.
    • A portion of "Jabberwocky" and other poems from Alice in Wonderland are quoted in a flashbacks. There are also poems written in the same style as some of the ones in Alice in Wonderland
    • Matthew's cat is named Cheshire and has a malformed jaw so it always looks like it's smiling.
  • The narrator of Thomas Ligotti's "Alice's Last Adventure" finds her life turning into an ever-darkening Wonderland.
  • Aliss:
    • This horror novel by Patrick Sénécal is a very dark, gory and sexually explicit retelling of Alice in Wonderland. Wonderland is a strange neighbourhood in Montreal. The White Rabbit is a ashamed pedophiliac based on Lewis Carroll. The Red Queen is a sadistic bordello owner. The Cheshire Cat is a smiling junkie whose only drug is the souls of dying humans. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare are lovers, their names are Bone and Chair ("Bone" is from the English and "Chair" is French from "Flesh" and they kill and dissect people to prove that humans have no souls.) The Knave of Heart is Alice's lover (at least, from her point of view.) The Catterpillar (called "Verrue" which mean "Wart") is a drug addict junkie who think that he'll became a butterfly one day. (Even if he's human like all the others characters.) The Duchess and the White Queen are fused into one character who's name is Andromaque; she's also a a bordello owner but she's nicer and more classy than the Red Queen... and she always talks in rhymes. Yeesh.
  • Humpty Dumpty is the murder victim in The Big Over Easy. While the nursery rhyme predates Through the Looking Glass, there's a specific reference to him having a framed portrait of himself by Tenniel, and the crime scene investigators discuss whether he was wearing a belt or a cravat.
  • In Card Force Infection Alicia uses numerous Wonderland themed cards in her deck, including Mad Hat, White Rabbit, Mimsy Borogove, Cheshire Cat, and of course the Queen of Hearts.
  • The 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 version of Darkest Africa. 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 Grande Dame Victorian women who went to Africa on solo journeys, and who got out alive by looking imperious and shouting very loudly at the natives, Terry Pratchett 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 Howondaland. One thing of note about this Shout-Out in particular is that Terry Pratchett HATED Alice In Wonderland, so this would also classify as a Take That! .
  • Frances Hardinge's A Face Like Glass has the protagonist, Neverfell, led out of her confinement by a white rabbit. Besides, the world that Neverfell inhabits operates under rather warped logic and many characters, including the protagonist herself, are at least a little mad.
  • In Furthermore, a girl named Alice is having adventures in a very strange land Furthermore, where laws of nature themselves are mutable and Time is a person you can talk to. Not to mention "Killing Time" is an actual crime there and you can be executed (by being eaten) for even flimsier reasons. And you get there through a magical hole. And sometimes you shrink in size.
  • In Girl in the Shadows by V. C. Andrews, the protagonist was named Alice in the hope that she would one day "fall into a Wonderland" and escape the fate of her mother, who is in a mental institution.
  • Go Ask Alice, a 1971 "true story" anti-drug book that turned out to be mostly fictional.
  • In Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery, Jane explicitly tried sitting before mirrors in hopes she could emulate Alice. She finally stopped when accused of doing it for vanity.
  • Harry Potter:
    • How intentional they are is difficult to gauge, but Luna Lovegood has many Alice in Wonderland parallels to her; she's a young blonde girl with an (over)active imagination, is associated with hares and rabbits and often seen as "mad".
    • The "Wizard's Chess" scene in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is an allusion to the chess sequence from Through the Looking Glass.
  • Sort of in The Last Dragon Chronicles. When David reads her an alternate universe version of Alice in Wonderland, Penny imagines up an image of a dragon child as Alice.
  • Magical Girl Raising Project:
    • Hardgore Alice is a magical girl who wears a black version of Alice's outfit and carries a white rabbit plushie. Her unique power besides the usual enhanced strength and speed all magical girls get is a very powerful Healing Factor that lets her recover from being reduced to Ludicrous Gibs.
    • A later arc introduces Grim Heart, a villain styled after the Queen of Hearts. Naturally, all she ever says is "Off with your head". She also has a minion named Shufflin who stands in for her card soldiers.
  • "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" is a science fiction short story by Lewis Padgett (a pseudonym of Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore) where it is revealed that the words in Jabberwocky come from a future language that only children can fully understand. The children protagonists of the story acquire a set of scripts of this language which, if properly comprehended, can construct the formula for a time-space equation enabling them to travel to the alien destination, which they are actually able to do. (Another scene in the story shows a young Alice Liddell - the real one - talking to Carroll while reading a different set of the futuristic scripts (presumably with a different purpose); she can only partially understand them, as she's around twelve now, and he can't comprehend them at all, but he says he'll use them in his writings...)
  • In the science fiction novel Nation of the Third Eye by K.K. Savage, the main female character is Alice Grant. Together with her friends she develops unusual abilities - opening of the Third Eye, Astral Projection, meeting strange Human Aliens and not so human ones. . . There is another character by the name of Commander Hatfield - a reference to the Mad Hatter. One of the earliest scenes is where they all have tea in the Captain's library that looks like straight out of 19th century Victorian England, even though it is located on a spaceship carrier. It is during this "tea party" that the male protagonist has his first past-life vision, which starts off by him falling for a long time.
  • "Never Seen By Waking Eyes" and "The Vision of a Vanished Good" by Stephen Dedman feature an eight-year-old girl named Alice who's been eight years old long enough to have known Lewis Carroll personally.
  • In the Nick Velvet stories, Nick's frequent rival is Sandra Paris: a Classy Cat-Burglar who specialises in Impossible Thefts. She uses the alias 'The White Queen', and her business card reads "Impossible Things Before Breakfast".
  • One of the secondary characters in Night Watch (Series) and Day Watch is a witch named Alisa Donnikova. In a story told from her viewpoint, she briefly compares herself to her namesake from Lewis Carroll's story.
  • Alice Samara of Michelle Latiolais's A Proper Knowledge is known for her intriguingly unconventional floral sculptures and becomes the Manic Pixie Dream Girl for Luke, the brooding male protagonist.
  • In Snyper, Phil criticizes Persephone's "Queen of Hearts" treatment of his blonde secretary Ashley, leading to a greater discussion and a suggestion that the girl dress as Alice for Halloween. Ash doesn't get the reference, thinking she means Resident Evil.
  • Splintered Series:
    • The female descendants of the Liddell family all have similar names to the original Alice. There's Alyssa, her mother Alison, and her grandmather, Alicia.
    • In one of the short stories from Untamed, the granddaughter closest to Alyssa in appearance and behavior is named Alisia.
  • Alice Zuberg from Sword Art Online, with the theme of a person from the real world falling into a fantasy one. Her outfit as a child has the exact color scheme as Disney's Alice with the blue and white dress. There have also been quite a few references to the story when discussing Alice, with Alice in Wonderland being namedropped a few times when talking about Rath and the Underworld. In Fatal Bullet, Subtilizer directly references this by mentioning a "rabbit" heading to Wonderland before adding he'll see Alice again soon.
  • Near the end of Mark Dunn's Under the Harrow, a girl named Alice is saved from dying in a massacre by falling down a dark hole.
  • Similarly to how the blonde Alice meets a talking goat on train, the blonde Glinda meets a talking Goat, Dr. Dillamond, on a train to Shiz University in Wicked. Oz is also an unusual land comparable to both Wonderland and the Looking Glass.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Batwoman (2019): Alice, the insane Lewis Carroll-quoting leader of the Wonderland gang, is the Arc Villain of Season One.
  • In the season 8 episode of Charmed (1998) "Malice in Wonderland" teenagers, all of whom are named with some variation of the name "Alice" (Alicia, Alexis, Alistair) are being lured down a manhole by a demon, who either shape-shifted into a white rabbit or was wearing a t-shirt with a white rabbit on it inviting them to a garden party and telling them they are very late. They turn up later with no memory and appear to have gone insane from the Wonderland-inspired illusions they experienced "down the rabbit hole".
  • CSI:
    • An episode features three college students doing research into the afterlife involving heavy use of paralytics, hallucinogenics, and sensory deprivation. The sole female student and the only one to make it out alive was named Alice. Especially jarring given she was Japanese.
    • The episode called "Malice in Wonderland", in which an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding ended up with the groom dying when the force from a blank round propelled the button on his Mad Hatter hat into his brain.
  • CSI: NY used the title "Down The Rabbit Hole" in its Second Life-themed episode, making a 'Second Life/Wonderland' comparison.
  • The Doctor Who serial "The Mind Robber" involves the crew falling into a story dimension that has a great deal of influence from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. They are lured into it by a White Robot.
  • The Dollhouse season 1 episode "Echoes" has Echo leave an engagement to follow a news story to a nearby college, where she becomes infected with a hallucinogenic memory drug, meets various characters known to both Echo and Caroline who aren't quite themselves and uses a manhole to break into a building. The personality imprint she has at the time is named "Alice", and she is wearing a sort tunic dress, thigh high stockings and Mary Jane style high heeled shoes.
  • Forever Knight. The Fever Dream Episode "Curiouser and Curiouser" has Nick Knight falling asleep, having a dream where all kinds of bizarre things happen, then finding out it's All Just a Dream. It's full of Lewis Carroll Shout Outs as listed here.
  • The B-plot of the Grimm episodes "Dyin' On a Prayer" and "Cry Luison" has Adalind running through Kronenberg Castle trying to find her baby. In the first one she finds herself in a room full of stone heads which start crying, creating a pool of tears that almost drowns her. In the second, she chases her reflection, finds herself in a nursery with a door that's too small to get through, and sees the baby in a basket ... and when she picks the baby up, it turns into a pig and she falls through a hole in the floor. (The episode before "Dyin' On a Prayer", "The Last Fight", also had a subtle nod to the cake that says "EAT ME", when Adalind is given a brownie ... which frankly could explain a lot of what followed.)
  • In Heroes, Angela Petrelli's sister is named Alice. Her favorite book was Alice in Wonderland.
  • On Leverage, Parker often uses the alias Alice White. And one of the main character in the series is something of a chess fiend, which also plays a thematic role and code throughout the series. In the last shot of the series, it could be said Parker crossed the Red King's chessboard and became a queen herself, much like Alice did.
  • Lost is filled with literary allusions in general, and is especially fond of stories where someone is magically transported to another place. This goes for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Alice books. For example, Christian Shepherd is compared to the White Rabbit in a first season episode of the same name. In the sixth season, sideways-Jack finds his old house's keys under a White Rabbit statue.
  • The episode of The Muppet Show guest starring Brooke Shields had an Alice In Wonderland theme with Shields as Alice. The episode reenacted several scenes from the book with Muppet characters including a Jabberwock Muppet that was surprisingly faithful to the Tenniel illustrations. And in true Muppet fashion, the final number of the show is We're Off to See the Wizard.
  • Murdoch Mysteries: The season 4 finale called "Murdoch in Wonderland" abounds with references and allusions to Alice in Wonderland. The characters go to a costume party to honour the late Lewis Carroll. Detective Murdoch is dressed as the Mad Hatter and Dr. Julia Ogden is Alice. They play croquet, drink "potion" from flasks and write together a non-sense mirror-flipped poem. Murdoch gets drugged and has disturbing visions of falling down the hole or being too big to enter a door. A piece of beauty, this episode.
  • The Once Upon a Time 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.
  • One of episode of Raines has a victim named Alice. The connection to Wonderland shapes some of Raines's hallucinations of her.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch 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.
  • Star Trek:
    • The Star Trek: The Original Series 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.
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine makes a nod in the episode title "Through the Looking Glass", about an adventure in the Mirror Universe.
    • In the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Context Is for Kings", Burnham quotes the passage down the rabbit hole to herself while crawling through an Air-Vent Passageway to escape the enraged tardigrade. She later tells her roommate Cadet Tilly that her foster mother Amanda Grayson used to read it to her and her brother Spock when they were kids. It also foreshadows The Reveal that Captain Lorca, Burnham's new boss, is from the Mirror Universe.
      Burnham: That's how I learned that the real world doesn't always adhere to logic. Sometimes down is up. Sometimes up is down. Sometimes, when you're lost, you're found.
  • Alice DeRaey, the protagonist on the appropriately-titled This is Wonderland, which also started its opening credits with Lewis Carroll's poem "You Are Old, Father William," includes characters like a Stepford Smiler with a heart-motif coffeecup, a perpetually grinning and capricious judge, a man who loses track of time and runs away, a tea-drinking man who wears a big hat sometimes, and a scruffy, over-excitable March Hare type. A few of these connections may be Fan Wank, however. Unlike most Alices, she was a Deadpan Snarker who swore under her breath.
  • Alice shows up on Warehouse 13 after she gets out of the mirror, but she's Ax-Crazy. Bonus points awarded for using the Jefferson Airplane song in the soundtrack of the episode.
  • The X-Files: In the episode "Paper Hearts", Agent Mulder has to face again a convicted child molester and Serial Killer who was caught thanks to Mulder's psychological profile. He cut cloth hearts from his victims' clothes and kept them hidden in a copy of Alice in Wonderland. The phrase 'Mad Hat' appeared in Mulder's dreams and also as a mark near a newly found crime scene. The murderer used to live in Alice Road in Boston, and Mulder concludes that that's how he got the idea and that he took the role of the Hatter. There was a shot with the hearts and the little girls' names attached to them, but none of them was named Alice, yet one victim was not identified...

  • Aerosmith's "Sunshine", which along with the lyrics ("I sold my soul for a one night stand\I followed Alice into Wonderland...") has a video featuring Wonderland scenes with Steven Tyler as the Mad Hatter.
  • Alice Cooper. He even wears a big top hat, like the Mad Hatter.
  • Similarly, the name of Alice in Chains, with one of the band's posters even featuring Alice with the Cheshire Cat.
  • Arika Takarano from ALI Project used to wear this image quite often. "Megalopolice-ALICE", "Atashi ga ALICE datta Koro", etc. Their Rozen Maiden openings, because the ALICE metaphor was a key one in this anime, and we have Allica's photo with Shinku's doll in her hands...
  • ASP's Im Märchenland contains serveral Alice-Allusions, for example the line "Komm, iss mich, trink mich und versink!" (Come on, eat me, drink me and sink in), along with references to other fairy tales.
  • The Ayria song "Blue Alice" alludes to Alice and the Mad Hatter, as well as other fairy tale figures.
  • An instrumental by ex-Yes drummer Bill Bruford is called "Fainting In Coils", a reference to a comment the Mock Turtle makes about an "old conger-eel" "drawling, stretching and fainting in coils". A pun on art critic John Ruskin visiting the Liddells, teaching them tips on drawing, sketching and painting in oils, according to Wikipedia.
  • Dom Mclennon from BROCKHAMPTON mentions Alice in "Bump", as a reference to how strong his drug of choice is.
    Smoke some shit straight outta Alice in Wonderland
  • BUCK-TICK has "Alice In WonderUnderground."
  • Captain Beefheart's "Beatle Bones And Smokin' Stones" from Strictly Personal:
    Soft-cracker bats, Cheshire cats
  • 1970s Progressive Rock label Charisma Records, home to The Nice, Lindisfarne and Genesis, often had a sketch by John Tenniel of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party on the record label, as can be seen here.
  • Visual Kei band D briefly had this as their theme, with the single "Yami no kuni no Alice" and the Alice in Dark Edge tour.
  • "White Rabbit" by Egypt Central references the famous opening of the original book as a metaphor for an abusive relationship.
    Your magic, white rabbit
    Has left its writing on the wall
    We follow, like Alice
    And just keep falling down the hole
  • Emilie Autumn uses a lot of Alice imagery, such as lolita fashion, Victorian furniture and Magical Realism.(most notable in her book, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls).
  • The Florence + the Machine song "Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)" contains several literary references, including Alice in Wonderland ones.
    The looking glass, so shiny and new
    How quickly the glamour fades
    I started spinning, slipping out of time
    Was that the wrong pill to take?
  • Fucked Up: The music video for "Year of the Hare" is a disorienting video about a guy stuck in time loops, that features frequent references to white rabbits. There's even an Easter Egg that links to a Youtube clip of the White Rabbit's first appearance in Alice in Wonderland.
  • The music video for Gwen Stefani's "What You Waiting For" has multiple references to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, including the White Rabbit, giant Alice, the mad tea party, and the song itself has a "tick tock" refrain.
  • Electronic dance music event organizer Insomniac Events puts on several Wonderland-themed festivals: Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, Escape from Wonderland, White Wonderland, and Wet Wonderland.
  • IU's mini-album Chat-shire is themed after a Darker and Edgier Alice in Wonderland, with the Chatshire cat and the White rabbit appearing in the music video for Twenty-three, and there is a track named Red Queen
  • Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick has always said that "White Rabbit" from Surrealistic Pillow was intended as a slap toward parents who read their children stories such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (in which Alice uses several drug-like substances in order to change herself) and then wondered why their children grew up to do drugs. For Grace and others in the '60s, drugs were an inevitable part of mind-expanding and social experimentation. Remade by Collide for Resident Evil: Extinction.
  • John Lennon of The Beatles fame was a huge fan of Lewis Carroll. He said that "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was inspired by the novel. Incidentally, Carroll also appears on the album cover. Lennon also mentioned in interviews that "I Am the Walrus" from Magical Mystery Tour is a reference to "The Walrus and the Carpenter", but in retrospect, was embarrassed to learn that the hero of the poem was supposed to be the carpenter.
  • In the music video for "Walking on Air" by Kerli, the old man delivering the doll in the beginning resembles the Mad Hatter.
  • Lindsey Stirling and ZZ Ward have one song, "Hold My Heart", where Alex falls down a rabbit hole, then goes after the rabbit (played by Lindsey) while ZZ Ward sings as the Red Queen. There is even a tea party and shrinking potion.
  • "Forget" by Marina Diamandis mentions "Chasing rabbits down a hole."
  • "Mad Hatter" by Melanie Martinez is a Sanity Slippage Song where the protagonist of Cry-Baby compares herself to the Mad Hatter.
  • There are references to Alice in two different Nightwish songs in the album Imaginaerum.
    Follow the madness Alice you know once did...
    Where's dear Alice knocking on the door? Where's the trapdoor that takes me there? Where the real is shattered by a Mad March Hare.
  • Pink Floyd's song "Country Song", recorded during the Zabriskie Point soundtrack sessions, references the Red Queen and the White King from Through the Looking Glass. The song has ven been referred to as "The Red Queen Theme" at times.
  • "Hey Alice" by Rachel Macwhirter is a Villain Song about a patrionizing someone questioning Alice on her dream adventures
    Hey, Alice, how's your Wonderland now that you're back on Earth?
  • Radiohead's "Jigsaw Falling into Place" from In Rainbows.
    You got a Cheshire cat grin.
  • "Her Name is Alice" by Shinedown is one big reference to the books.
    I invite you to a world where there is no such thing as time
    And every creature lends themself to change your state of mind
    And the girl that chased the rabbit, drank the wine, and took the pill
    Has locked herself in limbo to see how it truly feels
  • "Cheshire Kitten (We're All Mad Here)" by S. J. Tucker is a Perspective Flip song from the Cheshire Cat's POV.
  • This music video from Splean has rabbits, a tea party and other Alice references.
  • "Wonderland" by Taylor Swift uses shout-outs to Alice in Wonderland to describe a fairy-tale romance that descended into madness.
  • The music video for Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More" is a surrealistic Alice In Wonderland pastiche with Petty as the Mad Hatter, complete with top hat.
  • "White Rabbit" by Trixie Mattel, with references to the shrinking potion and the looking glass.
  • Vocaloid... there are countless songs based on Alice In Wonderland; the most famous example being Hitobashira Alice/Alice Human Sacrifice. Another is GUMI's "Goodbye To Alice
  • RedHook's album ''Postcard from a Living Hell" uses this mainly as a metaphor for psychological trauma, most obviously in the tracks "Jabberwocky" (where vocalist Emmy Mack appears as Alice in the music video) and "Off With Your Head" (where she appears as the Queen of Hearts).

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons:
    • EX1 Dungeonland and EX2 The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror, are "D&D-ified" versions of the Alice books. (The Mock Turtle becomes a dragon turtle, the "monstrous crow" is a roc, etc.)
    • The 5th edition module Out of the Abyss draws inspiration from Wonderland for its presentation of the Underdark. Although no direct references are made, the Forward for the module credits it as one its the primary inspirations.
  • JAGS Wonderland is all about the chaotic, infectious, hungry mess that Wonderland really is.
  • In SLA Industries, there is a drug named Alice that causes severe hallucinations that replace the user's normal senses so well that he thinks the hallucinations are the real world.

  • Notes for Eurydice indicate the Underworld should resemble Alice in Wonderland more than traditional Hades.
  • In Mystère, Alice is the unofficial name of the toy snail and lovey that the baby girl loses at the beginning of the story, which results in a journey through a Magical Land to find it.
  • In Jasper in Deadland, Jasper's fall into Deadland is inspired by Alice falling down the rabbit hole, and the Underworld being called "Deadland" is an obvious reference to "Wonderland".

  • Ever After High stars the Spin-Offspring of various fairy tale and fairy tale-esque characters. Madeline "Maddie" Hatter is the daughter of the Mad Hatter, Kitty Cheshire is the Cheshire Cat's daughter, Lizzie Hearts is of course the daughter of the Queen of Hearts, Bunny Blanc that of the White Rabbit and, in a rare male example, Alistair Wonderland is the son of Alice.

    Video Games 
  • Alice in the Mirrors of Albion's borrows many characters and story elements from Alice in Wonderland as its main plot. The player is tasked to investigate the disappearance of a young girl named Alice, and throughout the cases is helped by famous figures such as The Mad Hatter, The Cheshire Cat and so on.
  • Alice Is Dead features some characters from the original story, but in a much edgier setting. The White Rabbit is a hitman who works with the Mad Hatter. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are bouncers, and the Red Queen is a nightclub singer.
  • Alice, the mascot character of AliceSoft.
  • Another Sight has main character Kit, a blonde and observant young girl who falls into the london underground and wanders through a fantastic realm accompanied by Hodge, a seemingly ordinary cat, through an increasingly fantastic series of locales populated by famous intellectuals from her time period around the end of the eighteen-hundreds. She even says "I feel like Alice in Wonderland!" at one point.
  • Aria's Story: Chapter 2, Fairy Tales, has as part of its Fairy Tale Free-for-All a rabbit NPC, obviously the White Rabbit, who says he is late to a tea party. Said tea party is filled by various other versions of the White Rabbit, all from different copies of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This includes the Killer Rabbit, one of the major antagonists.
  • Alice, the Token Mini-Moe in the Asura series.
  • The second game of Azure Striker Gunvolt features villains in Fairytale Motif, and one villain (The main villain, even) sports Alice Allusion, starting from her blond hair topped with hair decs that looks like rabbit ears and goes on from there.
  • BioShock:
  • In the Bloody Roar series of fighting games, where every character has a furry Super Mode, Alice can turn into a white rabbit.
  • Cassette Beasts has the Archangel Alice. In order to get through her station, the player must repeatedly grow and shrink by eating a cake or drinking from a bottle, respectively. Alice herself resembles a blonde woman with a Queen of Hearts motif, and she has the power to grow and shrink in battle.
  • The first case in The Darkside Detective is titled "Malice in Wonderland", and revolves around a little girl called Alice who has gone missing after going through a magical portal and getting trapped in another world.
  • Death end re;Quest has several references, including the Alice Engine that powers "World's Odyssey's" AI, the White Rabbit headset that connects players to the game, a female protagonist trapped in another world and a character literally named Alice that directly references the story. Also, whether by pure coincidence or as a deliberate Production Throwback by Compile Heart, protagonist Shina Ninomiya's appearance outside of "World's Odyssey" is nearly identical to the Mary Skelter: Nightmares rendition of Alice.
  • The sequel to Dragon's Lair has a whole Wonderland-based level.
  • The player heroine from Dreamkiller is named Alice, and is a Dream Weaver who can enter and exit nightmares of people to help them battle their fears and purge whatever phobias they have in their minds. The entire game being set in Dream Land makes the Wonderland allusion even more blatant.
  • In Draugen, Lissie once mentions going Down the Rabbit Hole. Edward (the Player Character) instantly recognizes the source of the quote. Bonus points for her real name being Alice.
  • Embric of Wulfhammer's Castle : The God of Tardiness is said to be a White Rabbit, a reference to the White Rabbit character who is introduced being late for the Hatter's tea party.
  • Epic Mickey does not feature any Alice, but Mickey accesses Wasteland (which is only a few letters away from Wonderland and intentionally so) by going through a mirror and spends the first half of the game trying to get to a rabbit. The parallel was to be lampshaded in a line of the later cancelled graphic novel sequel; after the Mad Doctor would sing his first song and then use his machine to go away in a flash, Mickey was to comment: "People come and go so quickly here…".
  • Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City: An Alice-lookalike appears as one of the optional Farmer designs. As with all Farmers, she's a nature-loving explorer who is ill-suited for battle but excels at field- and exploration-based skills, thus securing the survival of the player's party as they dive deeper through the aquatic Yggdrasil that grew close to Armoroad. Not coincidentially, the game has a bigger allegory to Alice in Wonderland during the latter half of the story: A kingly, yet antagonistic civilization that inhabits the eponymous Deep City is met after the third dungeon, and features not only a regal shrine but also an illusory forest where it's easy to get lost.
  • Far Cry 3: The game starts with a quote from the story: "In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again". Other quotes from Alice In Wonderland/Through The Looking Glass follow, but the first one is especially fitting for a game involving trippy hallucinations and the main character's ever-accelerating plunge into madness.
  • Fate/EXTRA has a Master and her Servant who are both named Alice. Her Servant, a Caster, can summon stuff from Wonderland like the Nameless Forest and the invincible Jabberwock.
  • Fate/Grand Order:
    • Nursery Rhyme, the aforementioned Caster from Fate/EXTRA, who retains her black Alice appearance from said game, is one of the many Servants that appear in that game, first appearing the first Christmas event alongside Jack the Ripper, and then both her and Jack appearing as antagonists in the "Fourth Singularity: "The Mist City: London" shortly after. She's later been summoned as a Servant in Chaldea and makes continuous appearances in events and she's one of the few Servants capable of communicating with animals. While the Alice form is the one she uses the most, Nursery is actually a shapeshifter and normally changes her appearance according to her Master, and one of her default forms is that of a big fairy tale book. In "Hell Realm Mandala, Heiankyo", Nursery initially takes the appearance of a young Japanese girl to suit her Master until she changes back to her Alice form.
    • The 2nd Ascension of Artoria Caster's Berserker form is modeled after Alice and also comes with bunny ears.
  • Fran Bow has a generally Darker and Edgier wonderland theme, with a small Easter Egg photo showing the main character posing with an Alice lookalike.
  • The Great Giana Sisters is about a blonde little girl who dresses in blue and goes on adventures in the weird-and-spooky Dream World (also known as Gessert Kingdom). There's even a boss in Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams called Gurglewocky.
  • A Girl Adrift: The the recurring March time limited event, "Alice's Tea Time," rewards players with Alice-y re-skins of all basic gear. This includes a blonde wig, blue dress with white apron, a Cheshire-cat companion, and Weapon Skins that turn the harpoon, turret, machine gun, and crystal into tea pots.
  • Arisu Tachibana in THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls is implied to be named after Alice, though she thinks it's childish and would usually prefer people call her on a Last-Name Basis. The radio drama track of her CD single is indeed called "Arisu in Wonderland", where she is persuaded into saying dialogue like a fairy tale for a concert with Nana.
  • Lots in Kingdom of Loathing. In addition to the Looking Glass Clan VIP item, which takes you to Wonderland, there is also the Cheshire Bat, the Wild Hare (which carries a pocketwatch), a Mad Hatrack, a Frumious Bandersnatch, the Alice's Army card game (where the cards take the form similar to the soldiers from the Disney film). This is because each month new special donation content is added, and this usually has a theme related to the month. March = March Hare = Alice in Wonderland is the usual March theme.
  • In The Longest Journey, when Cortez helps April travel to Arcadia for the first time, he deliberately invokes this imagery to her: "Why, Alice, I am sending you Through the Looking Glass!"
  • Love Nikki - Dress Up Queen: The game features multiple suits and items that reference Alice in Wonderland:
    • Items include the "Space Travel" skirt (part of the "Time Idol" set) with the description "Have you even imagined yourself chasing a rabbit and falling into a world of fairy tales someday?" There's also the "Bunny Ears Blue" hat with the description "Maybe it's the hat Alice took from the fantasy world. Nikki should have been in the fantasy world now."
    • Suits include "Sea Mirror Journey", "Alice's Time Gate", and the aptly named "Alice in Wonderland".
  • The Maid of Fairewell Heights: There's an Alice costume for the Alice Shop, which sells Cakes, Tea, Mushrooms, and Cards, and whose customers are Queens who use Off with His Head!, and servants. Also, the first customer is one who is worrying about being late.
  • Namco's Japanese-only arcade / PC Engine game Märchen Maze has you play as a young girl named Alice, who is summoned to a fantasy world through going into a mirror by a white rabbit, and tasked with destroying a red-wearing queen with minions that are heart-themed playing cards.
  • Mary Skelter: Nightmares:
    • Being heavily based on fairy tales, the first Mary Skelter has Alice as the leading female. The part of the Jail where she and main character Jack are held is heavily inspired by Alice in Wonderland, her Blood Ability "Rabbit Hole" lets her save the game and instantly escape the dungeon, she has an obsession with logic, and she has a minor freak-out when she sees a tea set for the first time and instantly knows everything about tea parties. It turns out that she (like the rest of the playable characters) is a Half-Human Hybrid born from a pregnant woman being transformed into a fairy tale-themed monster by the Jail, and that her subconscious is constantly trying to mimic traits of Alice from Alice in Wonderland. She has short black hair despite all of this, closer to Alice Liddell than the traditional blonde depiction of Alice.
    • Mary Skelter 2 uses another reference for a Freeze-Frame Bonus Foreshadowing. The game's opening quickly flashes a handful of shots from a sketch of the Mysterious Nightmare, the last of which is labeled "White Rabbit." This is a hint that the Mysterious Nightmare is the Alice that the team tried to rescue at the start of the game, with the playable Alice being a clone.
    • Mary Skelter Finale reveals that newcomer Charlotte was created based on Alice's unnamed older sister from Alice in Wonderland, with the developer noting that she and fellow newcomer Mary were named after Alice Liddell's sisters.
  • The Matrix: Path of Neo has this during a level in the city library, in a Continuity Nod to the original movie. The librarian has seen A Glitch in the Matrix, specifically, a certain book that keeps on reappearing after she takes it out. She has taken it out so often that there's a small pile at her feet. A few minutes later:
    Neo: What book was it?
    Librarian: Alice In Wonder Land
    Neo: Of course, it was.
  • Alice Hazel, a young girl psychic in Metal Gear Ac!d.
  • Monster Girl Quest:
    • Black Alice, the eighth Monster Lord, looks like the typical portrayal of Alice, taking the form of a blond-haired girl in a blue dress and white apron, carrying around a teddy bear. She likes to refer to battles and destruction as "tea parties", and uses a drug named White Rabbit in order to increase her power. She's also stone-cold evil and sadistic, with the dissonance between her appearance and her actions is quite creepy.
    • The sequel, Paradox, drives the allusion home harder with a character named "White Rabbit", who dresses like a combination of the rabbit from the story and the Mad Hatter (and has a few lines about running late). She even says her role in things is to "guide Alice" (referring in this case to the Monster Lord and one of the possible heroines, Alice XVI).
  • Reiji Arisu from Namco × Capcom, somewhat unusual since he's male. He and his partner Xiaomu are the only members of Shinra organization the player actually sees. Their job is to deal with the evil Ouma organization, which always involves inter-dimensional travel. Both of them later appear as major characters in Super Robot Wars OG Saga Endless Frontier, where most (if not all) characters have some fairy-tale namesake, but Reiji's is the only one lampshaded by the protagonist. Project × Zone makes it quite obvious that it's an Alice Allusion (if it wasn't already), with Reiji's debut chapter being titled Arisu in Wonderland.
  • Propagation: Paradise Hotel sees you trapped in a Hell Hotel infested with zombies and having no idea how you got here, and that your sister (named Ashley... not exactly Alice, but close enough) is stuck somewhere in that very hotel waiting for you to rescue. There's even a Dual Boss pair of monsters called Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
  • Puyo Puyo has one of its many, many characters named Lidelle, whose name is based on the surname of Alice Liddell (both are spelled リデル in Japanese). Like Alice, she is portrayed as a curious girl, often asking other characters questions they consider silly or uncomfortable, though she never aims to upset.
  • Alice Carrol (not the one from ARIA) of Rage of the Dragons looks almost exactly like the traditional depiction of Alice, except more... moody. She's an obvious reference to the character, though, despite her dark backstory and personality.
  • In the online multiplayer PC game Ragnarok Online, there's a mission gravitating around the story of Kiel Hyre. He's a genius robot maker who fell in love with a woman named Allysia, then accidentally killed her. Then he went on to make a robot looking and called after her, which poses as her secretary, and four more robots (whom attack you as monsters), Alice, Aliza, Alicel and Aliot (though Aliot is a guy).
  • Issue #9 of The Secret World is absolutely saturated with Alice In Wonderland references - appropriate, given that Tokyo after the Filth Bomb is meant to beyond the norm even by Secret World standards: the issue's lore begins with quotes from the Jefferson Airplane song; the mission to Kaidan begins with players being transported into the Tokyo subways, the rabbit hole of Ground Zero; the first character they meet is the half-crazed Sarah, who is also wearing a white-and-blue jacket for good measure; Gozen of the Jingu Clan is a stand-in for the Duchess, and even has a violently aggressive cook on the payroll; lore entries actually call the enigmatic, perpetually-grinning Daimon Kiyota as "a Cheshire Cat in sharp lapels"; Yuichi is instantly recognized by his distinctive "space hat," and spends his days in an objectiveless haze of paranoia and online gaming with his hyperactive sister Harumi - making them obvious stand-ins for the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. And of course, half the issue is spent following the trail of a mysterious assassin dressed in an oversized rabbit mask - often referred to as "The White Rabbit"!
  • Alice Elliot in the original Shadow Hearts is a young woman, who finds herself involved in surreal and grotesque dealings of the occult underworld. She looks the part with her blue-and-white dress (although her hair is white rather than blonde), and her personal sidequest involves dolls.
  • The fourth expansion of Shadowverse is named Wonderland Dreams. Naturally, the poster card for this expansion is designed after Alice.
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
    • Alice is a spoiled little girl under the care of the Baron in Black and the Count in Red. She's actually a powerful Dark Magical Girl who Came Back Wrong and the two nobles are Belial and Nebiros, powerful demons who turn innocent people into undead to make sure they won't leave Alice. She returns frequently in many sequels and spin-offs, start since Shin Megami Tensei II as an Optional Boss.
    • Persona:
      • In Persona 3, Alice is the second highest-leveled Death persona, just below Thanatos. Furthermore, she's the only one who learns the most potent Darkness-type attack, Die For Me! According to the description, she's 'the ghost of an English girl who died in 18-something'... and she looks sort of like the traditional depiction of Alice. Add on top of that that the animation for the attack Die For Me! involves card soldiers falling out of the sky...
      • In Persona 4, Human!Teddie dresses up as a fairly convincing Alice in a beauty pageant. The Alice persona also returns, again holding the second highest rank among the Death personas.
      • Alice also appears Persona 5, as the ultimate Persona of the Death Arcana.
      • The first dungeon of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is named "You in Wonderland". Most of it is spent chasing after a rabbit-shaped creature. Card Soldiers appear as FOEs, and the player often must wash the paint off the roses to force the soldiers to paint them red again. The end boss is the Queen of Hearts, a Flunky Boss who is only vulnerable after the cards protecting her are defeated.
      • The first Monarch you face in Persona 5 Strikers is Alice Hiiragi. Her clothing has some motifs from Alice in Wonderland, such as the White Rabbit's pocket watch, and one part of her One-Winged Angel form's costume has a sign saying "Eat Me."
    • In Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon, she is a boss looking for friends. Once you beat her, she can join you, and is one of the few demons that can max out magic.
      "Will you be my friend? You can only be my friend if you're dead...will you die for me?!"
    • In Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, she's chasing a white rabbit. Said rabbit turns out to be the Hare of Inaba, who runs away from her because she tends to express her "love" through full-body skinning, boiling the Hare in saltwater, and devouring him alive. Turns out both are undead memories of a girl beloved by demons, who by accepting a bit of their magic rendered herself insane until her death. Both were doomed to continue the same cycle of senseless horror over and over, until the Protagonist killed Alice and allowed both to move on.
    • In Devil Survivor 2, Alice is the ultimate Optional Boss. On your second playthrough you can encounter a slew of optional bosses. Two of those are Belial and Nebiros, if you defeat them instead of dying they just run away. On Saturday you can fight Alice, Belial, and Nebiros all in one battle.
  • The online game trilogy Something Amiss is about a girl named Alice who finds herself at the center of a mystery and keeps on wandering into places where things don't match up.
  • Succubus in Wonderland is a H-game in which the characters of Alice in Wonderland are reimagined as sexy demons. Additionally, the Queen of Hearts now has two daughters named "Lewis" and "Carroll". The main character is similar to Alice in that he's a human who follows a White Rabbit and ends up in Wonderland, though Alice herself is also a character in the game.
  • Super Mario Bros. is set in a strange, unusual land with mushrooms that make you shrink and grow, strange turtles with bovine heads, underground tunnels that magically transport you great distances and a large amount of normally-inanimate objects that seem to be alive. Additionally, in Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Odyssey, you actually have to chase rabbits (which, starting with Galaxy, are often white). Lastly, Super Mario Bros. 2 begins with the player falling into a strange land and Princess Peach can use her skirt to float through the air temporarily, just like Alice descending down the rabbit hole; the game's setting also happens to be a dream world (Subcon).
  • Super Robot Wars L. The Hero's partner is Robot Maid AL-3 Alice who has ability to break the dimensional wall and draw energy from another dimension.
  • Cutesy sadist Alice from the Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. Her colour scheme is inverted (white and pink) but the style of her clothing is unmistakably gothic loli flavoured. Also, she had at one point a Deal with the Devil to control monsters, until the heroes defeated the demon... and she's since relegated to torturing them with Mind Control Devices instead. The contrast between her almost doll-like appearance and her sociopathy is extremely unnerving.
  • Touhou Project:
    • Alice Margatroid's Extra Stage in her PC-98 incarnation had most of the Mooks be card soldiers, and the BGM for the stage was even titled Alice in Wonderland. Another character in the game she first appears in can be though of as a red queen. The creative team's (kind of, it's only one person) name is Shanghai Alice. Her later incarnation also uses dolls, as per the trope. Furthermore, she resides in Gensokyo, which can be translated into "Fantasy Land" a.k.a. "Wonderland".
    • The fan comic Touhou Nekokayou gives the future Alice Margatroid and Marisa Kirisame a daughter (they won't say how) named Carroll Kirisame.
  • Twisted Wonderland: The dorm Heartslabyul and the Queendom of Roses are locations explicitly referencing the Disney Alice adaptation.
  • Accidentally done, according to Word of God, in Weird and Unfortunate Things Are Happening, as while Alicia does do into an Eldritch Location, Alicia wasn't named to reference Alice. Instead: "I've always liked the names of the two knights that work with Agrias and end up joining you in Final Fantasy Tactics. Their names are Alicia and Lavian. So that's where [Alicia's] name comes from XD;;;"
  • Queen Alice of A Witch's Tale, the revered sorceress who sealed away the Eld Witch. The protagonist of the game is a young girl named Liddell implied to be Alice's daughter. Liddell's doll Dayna takes her name from Alice's cat Dinah, and the game has other characters from Alice in Wonderland, including the Cheshire Cat, Jabberwock, Mad Hatter, March Hare, White Rabbit, and Dormouse.
  • One of the starting humans in OBAKEIDORO is Alisa, a blonde girl in a blue dress who is always carrying a white rabbit doll.

    Visual Novels 
  • In Katawa Shoujo, the chapter where Hisao attends a tea party with Lilly and Hanako is called "Mad Hatter".
  • The secret Black Market auction in Kissed by the Baddest Bidder has a whiff of an Alice in Wonderland motif. It's referred to on at least one occasion as The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, with "rabbit" as the password to gain entrance, and the auctioneer wears a Mad Hatter-esque costume. In addition, when he first encounters the protagonist at the I.V.C. party, Ota compares her to Alice having fallen down the rabbit hole.
  • In Wonderful Everyday: Down the Rabbit-Hole the titles of all the chapters are taken from chapters in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. A few passages and poems are also quoted word-for-word in the openings of some of the chapters, notably Jabberwocky and a section from 'Through the Looking Glass' read by one of the characters.

  • Alice and the Nightmare has this in spades. The main character is Alice, who lives in Wonderland, which lays just a strait from the Looking Glass Territories. The ruler is the Red Queen, there's also the White Queen, card motifs are everywhere and the soldiers are called Chessmen, not to mention that common name for the Nightmares is Jabberwocky.
  • Brook from I'm the Grim Reaper is clearly modeled off of the White Rabbit. He has ribbons on his head that resemble bunny ears, he has nearly pure white skin and hair, and he has pink tattoos of clocks all over his body. Upon walking all the way to hell from purgatory, Satan even says, "Look what fell down the rabbit hole..."
  • Kell's first visit to the Rabbit Warren in Kevin & Kell had many Alice Allusions; the warren guards wear tabards similar to the card soldiers (although, riffing on the idea the warren is "the first network", they're memory cards), there's a White Rabbit who sells fake Rolexes (and turns out to be her father in law), and when she thinks revealing she's a wolf might scare the guards off she learns there's been predators down here before and "all that's left is their smiles".
  • MS Paint Adventures:
  • Alice from Namesake who's the successor of the original Alice Liddell, who in this world headed an occult organization.
  • Poison Ivy Gulch: On 11/1/2021, Ace asks townspeople the riddle of why is a raven like a writing desk; like the Mad Hatter, he admits he doesn't know the answer.
  • Sleepless Domain: When Tessa visits the magical girl graveyard at the beginning of Chapter 6, various Easter Eggs can be found on the graves in the background. One of these graves appears to belong to a magical girl named Alice Liddell.
  • The Strongest Suit, whose main characters are anthropomorphized playing cards, purposefully avoids this for the most part (for instance, the Queen of Hearts is a withdrawn, not-at-all-homicidal background character), but the appearance of the Cards does somewhat resemble that which the Alice Cards took in the 1951 adaptation, as can the idea of Spades as lowly workers oppressed by the noble warrior Hearts.
  • The entirety of Wonderlab, a spinoff comic of Lobotomy Corporation, includes plenty of references to Alice in Wonderland, such as with Abnormalities like the Red Queen (who is based on the Queen of Hearts) and Hookah Caterpillar. Catt's Distorted form, showcased in the "A Party Everlasting" arc, is modelled after Alice and is accompanied by a small white rabbit. The title of the comic is also a play on the word "wonderland", and the term "wonderland" is said a few times. Also, the series is focused around a branch known as "O-5681", which is a reversal of "1865", the release date of the original Alice in Wonderland book.
  • In Yokoka's Quest, Grace wanders down a museum basement note  into the world of Cisum note , meets the Cat Girl Yokoka note , and forms a pact with rabbit spirits note  born from a pack of cards note . Grace also has other recurring card suit motifs.
  • Mabel in Zebra Girl: white rabbits, falling down holes, misremembering poetry, winning her own thimble in a race, calling a demon the Jabberwock... even her name alludes to a scene where Alice becomes unsure of her identity and wonders if she's a girl she knows instead. It is heavily implied that she is the canonical Alice, but the poor girl is completly and utterly lost in the Subfusc and doesn't remember her real name, making her particularly vulnerable to the ones who actually know it, like Lord Incubus.

    Web Original 
  • Alice Creek in Dark Mirror LLC.
  • Anti-Villain of The Descendants, Vorpal, has an Alice in Wonderland motif. On top of her name, her friend Mr. Voice calls her Alice because he either doesn't know her real name, or is avoiding saying it. Her Start of Darkness comes at the hands of an Operation called Jabberwock.
  • Alice from Living with Insanity.
  • Alice Jones, the shy, introverted (and later in the game, decidedly creepy) Survival of the Fittest version 3 character.
  • Twitch Plays Pokémon FireRed, the first randomized Twitch Plays Pokémon run, quickly developed into one because the ROM it used meant that the world had gone all wrong (Red being gone, Misty using Poison-types, Charmander living in the ocean, etc.). The protagonist, called A in the game, quickly gained the name "Alice" in lore, she had a mysterious Skitty mentor who came and went when he felt like it (though the original Cheshire Cat probably wasn't a communist), and she was fascinated by the oddness of it all and drawn to study everything even when stopping her Archnemesis Dad and putting the world right-side up was probably more pressing.
  • In the Josie stories of the Whateley Universe, the Deuteragonist is Ecila Mason. The beginning is very clearly the start of Alice in Wonderland with Ecila as Alice. By the time Josie starts her story, Ecila has been away from Earth for so long that she has lost most connections with humanity.

    Web Animation 
  • RWBY: In-universe, Remnant's famous fairy tale, "The Girl Who Fell Through The World" is about a girl that falls while trying to escape her mistakes and responsibilities, and ends up in a strange new world. It's clearly intended to allude to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; the girl's name is even Alyx, which is a variant of "Alice". By the end of the eighth volume, Team RWBY, Jaune Arc and Neopolitan fall into the Ever After, the very same world featured in the story. They eventually come to terms with the realm's strange nature so they can return to Remnant even as Neo continues her quest to destroy Ruby.

    Western Animation 
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: "The Swamp." Mired helplessly in a massive swamp of illusions and secrets, separated from his friends, Aang sees a vision of Toph. She doesn't look like Alice (having black hair and a pale green dress), but the dialogue swings into an allusion with this:
    Aang: I heard laughing and I saw some girl in a fancy dress.
    Sokka: Well, there must be a tea party here and we just didn't get our invitations!
  • Prisoner 775 from Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is clearly a reference to the Cheshire Cat. It has the exact same pattern as seen in the Disney version, and is a chameleon that can blend perfectly with it's surroundings, except for its teeth. At one point, the teeth are all that you see of it.
  • Quite subtle in Code Lyoko, but do you think Odd Della Robbia's Lyoko form is a "giant purple note  cat" just because? Adding fuel to the fire, he's got a cheeky personality and an impish grin.
  • Elisa Masa from Gargoyles. Lampshaded in the pilot, when she, chased by mercenaries, runs into Alice in Wonderland-themed cafe.
  • The titular Infinity Train was considered one of these and in "The Past Car", a boy writes an essay about the symbolisim in the titular book.
  • Miraculous Ladybug: The Rabbit Miraculous is a pocket watch that grants the ability to travel through time, and its Kwami, Fluff, is white. Its user is given a blue and white colour scheme like Alice's dress, and said user is shown to be the future version of Alix, whose name sounds similar to Alice.
  • In one episode of Phineas and Ferb, Perry's secret passage to OWCA HQ involves going through a mirror, then falling down a rabbit hole where he passes the Mock Turtle and the Jabberwock. Major Monogram says it really freaks out intruders.
  • "Swee'Pea Thru The Looking Glass" was an Al Brodax-era Popeye cartoon where Swee'Pea and Eugene the Jeep enter a looking glass and end up in a Carroll-esque landscape with the Sea Hag as the Queen of Hearts and Brutus as the Knave of Hearts.
  • In the Samurai Jack episode "Jack is Naked" there are more than a few Wonderland references.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Lisa's Wedding" Lisa follows a white rabbit, gets lost in the woods and meets a fortune teller.
    • In "Summer of 4 Ft. 2" Lisa feels tempted to go inside the library and imagines Pippi Longstocking, the emblem of "The New Yorker" and Alice and the Mad Hatter trying to secude her to visit it. Only Alice, at gunpoint by the Hatter, tells her to get out while she still can.
  • South Park: In the episode "Imaginationland" the Mad Hatter is seen among the good characters.
  • Alice the male-to-female transsexual guard from Super Jail may not seem a reference, but consider that in the pilot episode the recurring thug Jacknife steals a white rabbit, ingests something like the "drink me" potions that alters his perceptions, plus there are two naughty twins and Superjail looks like a deranged, twisted Wonderland.
  • The Disney short Thru the Mirror features Mickey Mouse walking through a mirror to enter a fantasy land, and battling a deck of playing cards, only to wake up from his dream. To drive the reference home, a copy of Through the Looking-Glass is seen next to Mickey's bed.
  • Young Justice (2010):
    • The series has some thanks to Artemis's backstory: her sister took her codename from the Cheshire Cat and Artemis herself has long blond hair.
    • The tie-in comics drive it home: Artemis catches sight of Superboy in the middle of a fight, and directly calls him her "white rabbit" when she follows him. The two issues presenting the story of how she came to the League's notice are titled "Down the Rabbit Hole!" and "Wonderland." She also has a poster of Alice and the Cheshire Cat hanging on the wall in her bedroom.

    Real Life 
  • A Florida man stole a forklift and used it to basically completely destroy a Walmart that was being built. When the police caught him, he said his name was "Alice Wonderland" and claimed that a hookah-smoking caterpillar had told him to do it.


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White Rabbit

The Jefferson Airplane song "White Rabbit" was intended as a jab towards parents who read their kids stories like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in which Alice herself uses several drug-like substances throughout her whimsical adventure, only to wonder why those same kids would go on to use drugs themselves.

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