Alice Dodge
Alice Dodge
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Portrayed By Sarah Jones
Fable Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Date of Birth 2209
Age 26
Occupation Hypnotherapist
Location
Status Awakened


Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversation?’

Go Ask Alice

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall

Alice is not expressly a fable. She's a special little girl who got happenstance cursed by the Grimms — she reincarnates unlike them, but her sole purpose is to take down stories, or help fables to navigate theirs. She is named Alice in every lifetime so as to serve as a guide. Fables starting to awaken may feel compelled to visit or remember the name.

Springfield, Massachusetts, 1647

Very little is recorded of Alse Young; her existence is only known through her reputation as a witch. She is believed to have been the wife of John Young, who bought a small parcel of land in Windsor in 1641, sold it in 1649, and then disappeared from the town records. She had a daughter, Alice Young Beamon, who would be accused of witchcraft in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts, some 30 years later. Like many similar cases of witchcraft, Alse Young was a woman without a son when the accusation was lodged, which implied that she would be eligible to receive through inheritance her husband's estate.

With John Young vanished, and Alse Young perished, with but a simple line in a man's diary ("Alse Young was hanged.") to prove she lived at all, the daughter Alice Young Beamon was left to the care of nothing but her own reconnaissance. Till, that is, a great-great-grandfather Grimm, centuries before the brothers would take over the proceedings of fable lore, and just a lowly keeper, himself, swept her up in his crocodile generosity; she didn't know any better: he offered food and shelter, she obeyed, and he snapped her up.

Like children he'd generously adopted before her, Alice was subjected to a series of primitive (but at the time scientific) experiments designed to help Grimm, and his helpful relatives, obey the same reincarnating nature of the fables. They were not content to merely be observers who grew grey and died while these legends returned; they wanted to see the future, too. But all the children before had died (and not returned to them), or become irreparably twisted and insane.

Something in Alice — at the time, they blamed it on a 'wide imagination', which was said to make her brain larger and more compatible — was different. She lived. And she continued living. But would she live on?

The Grimm ancestors intended to find out.

They came to kill her that night. But a fable had somehow managed to become attracted to the girl's aura — a twist in the magic that was — and had already spirited her away.

Alice Young Beamon would later be caught up in the confessions and witch executions of Massachusetts, finishing the Grimms' grim work.

Time

A young girl named Alice was plagued with disturbing nightmares.

Fables came to her.

Another keeper finds her and, feeling compassionate, trains her to receive and help the fables so that she can be the legacy instead of the experimental tool that the Grimms had intended.

Oxford, England, 4 July 1862

Alice attempts to revolt and explain her strange experiences hearing fables' stories to Dodgson but he only steals the thoughts and turns them into a children's book for her and becomes famous.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1865

1914

Alice's last memory. But is it a warning? A portent?

2235

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Alice's ability operates separately from magic itself; she is able to persuade the hidden memories of a fable to the forefront through her hypnosis techniques. She traverses these dreams sometimes, but cannot interact, only interpret, to try and help her patient fable come to terms with where he's been.

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