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"I got a bright little halo, and I'm filled with love... I'm Alice Angel!"
Alice Angel is a cartoon character created by Joey Drew Studios in Bendy and the Ink Machine. Similar to other popular characters, like Bendy and Boris, Alice starred in a series of cartoons thirty years prior to the events of the game.
Alice made her first appearance in the "Sent From Above" poster from Chapter 2, and there are several props dedicated to her from Chapter 3 like plush toys and even cutouts. In both Chapter 3 and 4, there is an evil incarnation of Alice Angel, known as "Alice".
Alice is a female humanoid cartoon character with slightly wavy medium-length black hair, thin eyebrows, and black lipstick. She wears a black 1920's flapper dress with a short skirt and a white bowtie that is identical to Bendy's is around her bust line. Like the other characters, Alice has pie eyes with a single eyelash each, and a small mole under her right eye. She has slightly short arms wearing a pair of white gloves over black detached sleeves, with circles in the palms. Her legs have a pair of stockings or black garter belts. In the game's 1st anniversary image, she wears a pair of black shoes, although her appearance is slightly different than in-game, her hair is slightly less wavy, her dress is a little longer, she doesn't wear her garter belts, and the lines on her gloves aren't present. She wears a much longer, floor-length version of her dress in the "Siren Serenade" poster, although her mole is seen near her left eye.
Alice has a combination of angelic and demonic traits, with a pair of horns as well as a halo floating above her head. From her cutout, she is also shown to stand on a cloud.
Suggested by the "SHE SINGS! SHE DANCES!" tagline from Alice's "Sent From Above" poster, Alice has a talent of dancing and singing. Heard from her "I'm Alice Angel" song from Chapter 3, she is revealed to be sweet and happy-go-lucky, as her angelic nature would imply, unlike her evil self "Alice".
In the recording studio, an audio log from Susie Campbell can be found, claiming that the staff really enjoy her voicing talent for Alice. She claims that she feels a connection with Alice unlike the other characters, and mentions that Sammy thinks Alice may be as popular as Bendy someday.
A cassette left by Shawn Flynn, however, states that Alice did not catch on popularity-wise in comparison to the studio' other creations. Alice's merchandise was apparently not selling well.
In the room dedicated to Alice before "Alice" shows up for a jumpscare, several televisions turn on automatically and plays the "I'm Alice Angel" song performed by Alice Angel for a little while. Shortly after, "Alice" shows up for the first time.
If the player chooses the "angel path" room, it is revealed that Susie was suddenly replaced by Allison as Alice's new voice actress without being told. Desperate for a way to fix it, Susie is heartbroken.
On Level 9's inner sanctum, a giant statue of Alice holding a "SHE'S QUITE A GAL!" sign can be seen above the entrance to the flooded warehouse.
More numerous environments (posters, sculpture heads, etc) related to Alice Angel reappeared around multiple locations in the fourth chapter.
"Sent from above, Alice Angel is a singing, dancing cartoon sensation who brings a little light into everything she touches... often upsetting those who prefer the dark!"
- Cost: 7,500 Bacon Soup
- Default HP: 8
- Advantages: Extra Bacon Soup pack spawn
- Disadvantages: Has less health than average
Alice Angel appears in the mobile spin-off as one of the playable characters, available when purchasing 7,500 Bacon Soup cans. While having a slightly less amount of health, she is able to spawn extra Bacon Soup packs for increasing more health points during gameplay. Leveling up to maximum is 20.
- Alice's design appears to be inspired by Betty Boop, a cartoon creation of Fleischer Studios from a similar time period to the game. They are similar in that they act as a beautiful and cheerful female character to act as a polar opposite to the other main character of the respective studio (Betty Boop to Bimbo, Alice to Bendy).
- Furthermore, Alice's poster tagline suggests that she dances and sings, similarly to Betty Boop.
- According to theMeatly on Twitter, Alice is "quite a girl", a hint to the tagline that would accompany her appearance in Chapter 3. The tagline, "SHE'S QUITE A GAL!", held by Alice's statue in Chapter 3, is a reference to the same tweet.
- theMeatly also stated that there is no problem "an Angel" can't fix, foreshadowing Alice's physical reveal in the same chapter.
- The fact that Alice has both a halo and a pair of horns, yet lacks wings, implies that she is a fallen angel, supported by the fact that the episode she stars in is titled "Sent From Above".
- The holes in each palm of Alice's gloves are not only strikingly identical to the way Mickey's gloves looked during the 1930's (the image for example), but could also be a reference to stigmata, a term in Christian faith to describe marks or sores on the body in the same places Jesus Christ was crucified, referencing her status as an angel.
- Alice in her "Sent From Above" poster is slightly similar to Mickey Mouse's "Wild Waves" poster, with both Mickey's and Alice's pose nearly identical to each other along with almost exact same tagline referring to them singing and dancing.
- From theMeatly's first Q&A video, when it was questioned if Bendy and Alice are dating, theMeatly's only response was a look of seemingly shocked silence.
- The nature of Alice and Bendy's relationship is also hinted at further in an old description of her official merchandise.
- Alice's voice sounds heavenly and beautiful, according to the Hot Topic takeover by Sammy Lawrence on Twitter.
- Alice is the only cartoon character who has been confirmed to speak with words in the show.
- Additionally, she is the only one with a confirmed voice actor.
- She and Boris (in the "Haunted Hijinx" cartoon only) are the only cartoon characters who have been confirmed to talk.
- Thus far, Alice has not appeared in any cartoon shorts, she is only seen in TimetheHobo's official animated 1st anniversary image and character doodles.
Chapter 3: Rise and Fall
- The dolls of Alice seen in the Heavenly Toys department, and one of the official images for merchandise both lack a halo.
- Strangely, unlike Bendy's cardboard cutouts, Alice's cannot be destroyed using the axe.
- Suggested by the "I'm Alice Angel" song performed by the actress Lauren Synger from the game's development team, it is entirely possible that Alice's singing in-game is voiced by Allison Pendle instead of Susie who was replaced unexpectedly, as Susie herself is voiced by Alanna Linayre while Allison is assumed to be voiced by Lauren.
- Similar to Boris, Alice's appearance looks surprisingly similar to some of her PhatMojo merchandise products, such as hangers and collectible figure packs. PhatMojo's logo seen in the mobile's beginning screen before the starting menu clearly explains Alice's design.
- Alice's outfit design seen after defeating Gaskette on the "Death and Taxis" level's final act seems similar to J. Howard Miller's 1943 "We Can Do It!" World War II wartime poster.
|Alice Angel in the televisions singing "I'm Alice Angel" in Chapter 3.|
- ↑ "These past few weeks I have voiced everything from talking chairs to dancing chickens. But this is the first character I have really felt a connection with. Like she's a part of me. - Susie Campbell, Chapter 2
- ↑ "People really seem to enjoy my Alice Angel voice. Sammy says she may be as popular as Bendy some day." - Susie, Chapter 2
- ↑ "That Angel... she's quite a girl." - theMeatly. April 28, 2017. Twitter.
- ↑ "There's no problem an Angel can't fix." - theMeatly. May 30, 2017. Twitter.
- ↑ "QUESTIONS ANSWERED #1! | Bendy and the Ink Machine" - 3:28
- ↑ Tumblr - "Starring Bendy and Alice in a tale of star crossed lovers not without some jilting, you'll definitely want to be sent back above after braving what's left of Joey Drew studios. "
- ↑ "Ohhh such a voice! So.. heavenly! So beautiful!" - Hot Topic. July 26, 2017. Twitter.