Pandora Hearts 8: All About Alice

Have I ever said that Alice is the best character of Spring 09? In case you never noticed. Yes. Yes I have. This whole post looks at why I’m completely jumping on driving the bandwagon that is Alice.

Exhibit #1: Don’t Wake Alice

Alice wakes up. Like anyone, she's probably fuckin tired. I know that when I wake up I'm completely out of it.

Alice wakes up. Like anyone, she's probably fuckin tired. I know that when I wake up I'm completely out of it.

This fuckin dude pops out from under her bed of all places. I shouldn't say "pop" I should say he slides out. Needless to say, it's too early for that bullshit.

This fuckin dude pops out from under her bed of all places. I shouldn't say "pop" I should say he slides out. Needless to say, it's too early for that bullshit.

Alice looks down and sort of notices this jack ass, but she just woke up, so it doesn't really register.

Alice looks down and sort of notices this jack ass, but she just woke up, so it doesn't really register.

Alice takes a closer look at this homo, and realized that he's a jackass.

Alice takes a closer look at this homo, and realized that he's a jackass.

Alice goes ape shit.

Alice goes ape shit.

Gil (Raven) in all of his stupidness, didn't make the room Alice-proof, and now this happens.

Gil (Raven) in all of his stupidness, didn't make the room Alice-proof, and now this happens.

Thus, Break, the jack-ass, arrives at Gil’s house (the way he leaves is even stranger). So how does Alice act while he’s there?

Exhibit #2: Dynamic Personality Traits

Alice rules

Alice still rules.

And her personality can change even more:

Hungry? Why wait? Grab a Flower.

Hungry? Why wait? Grab a Flower.

Alice is pretty much every type of character rolled into one. You could compare her to Mio from K-ON in that sense, but unlike Mio, where they kind of just forced a bunch of moe, aggressiveness, and scaredness together with no real plan or thought process (creating a shitty character), they succeed tremendously with Alice, as everything seems to fit perfectly together. Basically:

Alice > Mio

(in this case, “>” stands for, completely kicks the ass of and rapes)

Errr…I don’t know how I got so off-subject as to come up with the need to announce that Alice > Mio, especially since this was supposed to be about personality traits or something, but whatever. It happened.

Anyway, as far as the actual episode was concerned, it was, of course, awesome, not only because Alice was in it, but also because we learned what the Will of the Abyss is (for real this time) and what Oz’s role is. Apparently Oz has the power to control the Abyss. I can already tell that this is going to affect his seal. In my opinion (which is always correct….unless it’s wrong), Oz is going to run out of time and be sent to the Abyss, but no big deal, because he can control it. Basically:

The Abyss = The Matrix

and

Oz = Neo

In other words, Oz can control the abyss like Neo can control the Matrix. But Oz just doesn’t know how yet. Maybe I’m completely wrong about this episode, but that’s what I got out of it…….Alice rules.

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6 thoughts on “Pandora Hearts 8: All About Alice

  1. Getting up in the morning is disgusting, a true abomination against nature. But I still think Break is a great character.

  2. Oh yeah, by the by, I think you should know that Jun Mochizuki did another manga before Pandora Hearts. It is called Crimson Shell, and is kind of the proto-Pandora Hearts. A lot of the characters and ideas are similar, and there’s some great artwork. It was only six chapters long so it’s worth reading.
    Also, there’s this other manga very similar to Pandora Hearts called Kuroshitsuji. It’s about this kid named Ciel Phantomhive, who despite being 12 years old is the head of the Phantomhive family and runs his own business. He also acts as the Queen’s Watchdog, taking care of problems in the criminal underworld. He has this butler named Sebastian who’s actually a demon that he made a kind of Faustian contract with. Basically, Ciel wants Sebastian to help him track down and destroy the people who killed his parents and humiliated him. Once Sebastian’s side of the bargain is complete, he’ll be allowed to eat Ciel’s soul.
    The only problem with this series is all the incessant pandering to the fangirls. Otherwise, it’s excellent.

  3. Is the title a reference to All About Eve? Because that is pretty cultured of you.

    “(in this case, “>” stands for, completely kicks the ass of and rapes)”
    Doesn’t it always????

    “Alice rules.”
    I disagree.

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