Hi guys, right here I am again, writing an ext about the Alice in the country of hearts manga. Ns have already written 3 reviews about it:

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Warning: This article will contain substantial spoilers because that the entire series.

As ns was reading the miscellaneous manga, ns was win by every one of the strange and violent points Ace does. For example, over there is this small gem from “Alice in the country of Hearts” manga:

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In a conversation v Vivaldi, the Queen of Hearts and Ace’s boss, she defines to Alice that functions in their world are just given to the roleholders and also they have actually no choice about it. Vivaldi is the Queen since she was given that role. She doesn’t particularly like it and would refuse if that were feasible – however it’s not. Follow to her, there room some who gain their roles and some who execute not. She mentions Ace together an example:

" data-medium-file="https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/vivaldi-amused.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/vivaldi-amused.jpg?w=539" class="size-full wp-image-354" src="https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/vivaldi-amused.jpg?w=723" alt="Vivaldi is amused" srcset="https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/vivaldi-amused.jpg 539w, https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/vivaldi-amused.jpg?w=150 150w, https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/vivaldi-amused.jpg?w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 539px) 100vw, 539px" />In fact is looks like Vivaldi is actually somewhat sympathetic to Ace’s struggle yet at the same time she is “darkly amused” through it.That is what the manga has actually revealed therefore far. Now, right here are the huge spoilers!

The Alice manga collection is an adaptation that the visual novel/otome games. In among the most recent releases “Alice in the nation of Diamonds” a many Ace’s backstory is revealed.

Last warning: you can want come skip reading this because it has not to be revealed in the manga yet. It’s also an extremely sad. You might actually be happier *not* knowing every one of this. When you know around Ace’s story, whatever you review will now be fancy by that knowledge. Like, conversation that seems pretty straightforward and plain will suddenly become very ominous and scary.

Take this panel, for instance (image below):

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On the surface, that is simply talking about them getting lost, right? however once i read about his backstory, all of the dialogue choose this has come to be monstrously sad.


Since the “Alice in the nation of Diamonds” (Diamond no Kuni No Alice) video game isn’t even obtainable in English, I had actually to read the fan translations. In particular, this blog post summarizes precisely what the transaction is v Ace. And also it’s heartbreaking.

The story:

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That component was yes, really sweet. Julius was no a grump. Ace was a sweet, loving child and also they appeared to have actually a quite parent-son dynamic. Ace ceased to be an Outsider since he completely embraced Wonderland and became on the its inhabitants. He and Julius were both roleholders although the video game doesn’t speak what their roles were.

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“What! yet how deserve to Julius die as soon as he is still lively in the other games?” to be my reaction.

It seems that Wonderland is not simply one place however a ton of alternative timelines and also worlds. There are countless AU execution of Julius and Ace. In that timeline, Julius died.

Ace to be devastated. As soon as the executioner arrived and also wanted to collect Julius’ clock, Ace went ballistic and killed him.

Then Joker appeared and, seeing as Ace to be so strong, available Ace the executioner job. Ace i agree to take it the job, however with one condition. The executioner and the clockmaker work together to retrieve and fix damaged clocks. Ace to be willing to come to be the executioner if Julius to be made right into the clockmaker. That way, castle would constantly be working together.

Now, one thing to psychic is the Julius was already dead in that timeline. Ace’s bargain would have no effect on that. That Julius is dead and also he is never ever coming back. Hence, this dashboard in “Alice in the nation of Diamonds: Junk crate Diamonds” in which Ace talks about his strength:

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To proceed the story: Joker i agree to make all the wonderland execution of Ace right into the executioner and (all that the still living) Julius execution the clockmaker, however only if Ace passed a test. Joker then proved himself to it is in a thoroughly ruthless person. The test was the to come to be the executioner, Ace have to kill Julius.

As noted, Ace’s lovely father figure was already dead. Therefore, he had actually to travel to a different alternative Wonderland to kill a different Julius.

And… that does.

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The son Ace’s sword slid to the floor, and also stopped ~ hitting the wall. To the boy, staggering while pushing his stomach, the adult Ace said this:

Ace: You’re weak. How powerless, unable to protect the sole person you want to protect.

Tormenting words. He sneered in ~ his own past self.

Ace: Hey… You understand that Julius died because of you? It’s her fault.

It to be if he to be tormenting himself. Not just this son here, yet he himself, who had been unable to defend Julius in an additional place.

Ace:…. From currently on, friend should always suffer. (from the fan translation)

Roughly speak it functions out choose this:

World A: the original human being of Ace, he meets Julius there however that variation of Julius diesWorld B: Ace travel there and also kills the world’s version of Julius in front of a younger AU version of himselfWorld C: the Alice in the country of Diamonds/Clover/Joker world. The Ace variation from human being A ends up here and also he is the one we read about in the manga. The Julius below is not the exact same one from world A or B, who room both dead." data-medium-file="https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg?w=300" class="wp-image-384 size-full" src="https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg?w=723" alt="Ace and Alice chibi" srcset="https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg 300w, https://surfacetoairnewyork.com.files.surfacetoairnewyork.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Ace and also Alice chibisI mean, clear this to be a crazy thing to do but Ace had already lost the only thing the was valuable to that so he chose to rescue what he might of the situation. And also from then on, Ace constantly suffered.

The reason for all of this is no just due to the fact that that one Julius died. It likewise turns the end that Julius is doomed to dice in all the worlds. Girlfriend see, a person’s presence in the various Wonderland people is no infinite. If much more than 50% of the Julius versions have actually died, the staying Julius versions room then destined to also die.

Ace didn’t want all of the alternate versions of Julius to dice so he made Julius the clockmaker. The Joker, executioner, and clockmaker all have actually a special ability in the they can never completely die. That’s why the other Wonderland characters can kill Joker repeatedly however he still re-appears. Joker is properly immortal so long as the is the ruler of the prison world.

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The reality that Ace currently lost Julius once and also will now have to watch together every variation of Julius dies is part of what is making that crazy. That, and the regret he feels due to the fact that he had to kill a version of Julius. Also, to be making Julius the clockmaker the right choice? will the ultimate “ghostly” variation of Julius be happy? ns think Ace more than likely does his finest not to think too much around that.

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On the various other hand, Ace does have a solid attachment to the Julius the is with now. And it’s no all negative.

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