Hi males, below I am again, writing even more around the Alice in the Country of Hearts manga. I have actually already created three reviews about it:

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Warning: This post will contain huge spoilers for the whole series.

As I was reading the various manga, I was struck by all of the stselection and violent points Ace does. For example, there is this little gem from “Alice in the Counattempt of Hearts” manga:

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In a conversation via Vivaldi, the Queen of Hearts and Ace’s boss, she describes to Alice that roles in their civilization are just provided to the roleholders and also they have actually no alternative about it. Vivaldi is the Queen bereason she was provided that function. She doesn’t especially favor it and would certainly refusage if it were feasible – yet it’s not. According to her, tright here are some who enjoy their roles and some who do not. She mentions Ace as an example:

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The Alice manga collection is an adaptation of the visual novel/otome games. In one of the a lot of recent releases “Alice in the Country of Diamonds” the majority of Ace’s backstory is revealed.

Last warning: you might desire to skip analysis this considering that it has not been revealed in the manga yet. It’s additionally exceptionally sad. You might actually be happier *not* discovering all of this. Once you recognize about Ace’s story, everything you read will now be colored by that knowledge. Like, dialogue that seems pretty easy and ordinary will unexpectedly come to be extremely ominous and scary.

Take this panel, for instance (image below):

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On the surchallenge, he is simply talking about them gaining lost, right? But as soon as I review around his backstory, all of the dialogue choose this has actually become monstrously sad.

Why?

Because the “Alice in the Country of Diamonds” (Diamond no Kuni No Alice) game isn’t also easily accessible in English, I had actually to read the fan translations. In certain, this blog write-up summarizes precisely what the deal is with Ace. And it’s heartbreaking.

The story:

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That component was really sweet. Julius was not a grump. Ace was a sweet, loving boy and they seemed to have actually a nice parent-kid dynamic. Ace ceased to be an Outsider given that he fully embraced Wonderland and also became on of its inhabitants. He and Julius were both roleholders although the game doesn’t say what their duties were.

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“What! But just how have the right to Julius die once he is still alive in the other games?” was my reaction.

It appears that Wonderland is not simply one place but a ton of alternative timelines and also civilizations. There are many AU versions of Julius and Ace. In that timeline, Julius died.

Ace was devadeclared. When the executioner arrived and wanted to collect Julius’ clock, Ace went ballistic and also killed him.

Then Joker showed up and, seeing as Ace was so solid, available Ace the executioner job. Ace agreed to take the job, but with one problem. The executioner and also the clockmaker occupational together to retrieve and deal with broken clocks. Ace was willing to become the executioner if Julius was made right into the clockmaker. That means, they would certainly always be working together.

Now, one thing to remember is that Julius was already dead in that timeline. Ace’s barget would certainly have no effect on that. That Julius is dead and also he is never coming back. Hence, this panel in “Alice in the Country of Diamonds: Junk Box Diamonds” in which Ace talks around his strength:

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To proceed the story: Joker agreed to make all the wonderland also versions of Ace into the executioner and (all of the still living) Julius versions the clockmaker, but just if Ace passed a test. Joker then confirmed himself to be a thoabout ruthmuch less perchild. The test was that to end up being the executioner, Ace need to kill Julius.

As noted, Ace’s beloved father figure was already dead. Therefore, he had actually to take a trip to a various alternative Wonderland also to kill a different Julius.

And… he does.

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The boy Ace’s sword slid to the floor, and quit after hitting the wall. To the boy, staggering while pushing his stomach, the adult Ace shelp this:

Ace: You’re weak. How powermuch less, unable to defend the single perkid you wanted to defend.

Tormenting words. He sneered at his very own past self.

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

It was if he were tormenting himself. Not just this son right here, yet he himself, that had been unable to protect Julius in an additional place.

Ace:…. from now on, you need to constantly endure. (from the fan translation)

Roughly speaking it functions out favor this:

World A: the original human being of Ace, he meets Julius there but that version of Julius diesWorld B: Ace travels there and also kills that world’s variation of Julius in front of a younger AU version of himselfWorld C: the Alice in the Counattempt of Diamonds/Clover/Joker human being. The Ace variation from World A ends up right here and he is the one we read around in the manga. The Julius below is not the same one from World A or B, that are both dead." data-medium-file="https://2175forals.com.documents.2175forals.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg?w=300" data-large-file="https://2175forals.com.records.2175forals.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg?w=300" class="wp-image-384 size-full" src="https://2175forals.com.documents.2175forals.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg?w=723" alt="Ace and also Alice chibi" srcset="https://2175forals.com.documents.2175forals.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg 300w, https://2175forals.com.records.2175forals.com.com/2016/07/chibi-ace.jpg?w=150 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />Ace and Alice chibisI intend, obviously this was a crazy thing to do however Ace had already lost the just thing that was precious to him so he made a decision to salvage what he might of the case. And from then on, Ace constantly suffered.

The reason for every one of this is not just because that one Julius passed away. It additionally turns out that Julius is doomed to die in all the people. You watch, a person’s presence in the various Wonderland people is not limitless. If more than 50% of the Julius versions have died, the continuing to be Julius versions are then destined to likewise die.

Ace didn’t want all of the alternative versions of Julius to die so he made Julius the clockmaker. The Joker, executioner, and clockmaker all have actually a one-of-a-kind capacity in that they deserve to never entirely die. That’s why the other Wonderland also personalities deserve to kill Joker repeatedly yet he still re-shows up. Joker is properly immortal so long as he is the ruler of the prikid human being.

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The fact that Ace currently lost Julius once and will certainly currently have to watch as every variation of Julius dies is component of what is making him crazy. That, and the regret he feels because he had actually to kill a version of Julius. Also, was making Julius the clockmaker the ideal choice? Will the ultimate “ghostly” variation of Julius be happy? I think Ace most likely does his best not to think as well much about that.

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On the other hand also, Ace does have a strong attachment to the Julius he is through now. And it’s not all negative.

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