|“|| "I want you to do just one more thing for me...
Would you die for me please...?"
- "A ghost who appears as a small blonde girl. She seems young, but her magic powers are formidable. She is either the ghost of an English girl who died a sad death, or an evil spirit from a fevered writer's mind."
- —Devil Survivor 2 Compendium
Alice (アリス, Arisu) is a Demon from Megami Tensei. She is said to be based on Lewis Carroll (Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)'s character from his famous story Alice in Wonderland, part of Through the Looking Glass. Since Disney adapted Alice in Wonderland, her full name has been said to be Alice Pleasance Liddell or Alice Kingsleigh. The Shin Megami Tensei Alice shares many physical similarities with the character, most notably the blue dress and the blond hair. Also, her signature move "Die for Me!" seems to draw inspiration from the book, as it features spear-wielding card soldiers. Furthermore, her Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE attack, "Mad Tea Party", takes further inspiration from the book as it references the chapter in which the protagonist met the Mad Hatter and March Hare.
However, some say that she is also based on a myth of an Aryan girl who died at a young age. When Alice died and became a spirit, she gained extreme magical power that drove her insane. Alice was used to scare Scandinavian children into behaving, or else Alice would visit them at night and kill them so that she may become "friends" with them. Due to the overwhelming support of both theories, it is easy to assume both are valid and that she is a hybrid of both figures. That both are valid seems to be the case though, since the Strange Journey Compendium hints at both.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least Low 2-C, likely 2-B | At least 2-A
Origin: Shin Megami Tensei
Age: Unknown. Physically a young girl
Classification: Demon, Former Human, Fiend
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 1), Flight/Levitation, Energy Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation, Mind Manipulation (Makes enemies happy with Joy Song, charm enemies with Fog of Temptation, turns enemies sleepy with Lullaby, leaves them afraid with Evil Touch, and makes them unconscious with several spells), Stat Boosting (Can lower enemy Attack, Defense and Agility, Can negate Debuffs, can increase the power of Darkness magic), Probability Manipulation (Increases chances of success with Darkness Magic, Increases chances of Curse), Energy Draining (Can Absorb an enemy's vitality and magical energy), Attack Reflection (Can reflect Darkness spells), Immunity (Can render allies or herself temporarily immune to Curse and Magic Bind), Death Inducement through Die for Me, Almighty Spells with bypass all durability and defenses
Attack Potency: At least Universe level+, likely Multiverse level (A reasonably strong Fiend, superior to the powerful demons Belial and Nebiros, the former being a High-Ranking general of Lucifer, and a Miniboss in Endgame IV) | At least Multiverse level+ (As the Ultimate Boss of Devil Survivor 2, she is ridiculously stronger than both Polaris and Beelzebub)
Speed: Immeasurable | Immeasurable
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable | Immeasurable
Striking Strength: At least Universal+, likely Multiverse level | At least Multiversal+
Durability: At least Universe level+, likely Multiverse level | At least Multiverse level+
Stamina: Vastly Superhuman
Range: Several dozen meters with Spells
Standard Equipment: None Notable
Intelligence: Quite Average.
Weaknesses: Insane / Mentally Disturbed
Key: Regular | Devil Survivor 2 Ultimate Boss