Pandora Hearts 5

Volume 5

Release Date April 26, 2008
English Release Date April 26, 2011
Character (s) Vincent Nightray
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Pandora Hearts 5 is the fifth volume of Jun Mochizuki's Pandora Hearts manga series.

Volume Cover

Vincent is on the front while Alice is on the back. the scissors on the cover in gray are the ones that Vincent used to cut up dolls.

Publisher's Summary

Guided by Jack Vessalius, the man from Alice's memories, Oz wanders back into the world of lost memories in search of Alice. There, he stumbles upon the devastating tragedy of Sablier, the century-old disaster which sent the old capital into the Abyss, an incident of which no one has any recollection...except Alice, who was there?! When Oz discovers the truth of the memories Alice so desperately wants to forget, the powers of the B-Rabbit will spiral out of control and threaten the lives of all who are trapped within the dreamlike dimension, including Alice herself...

Chapters List

Retrace XIX: Detestably


Cover of Retrace XIX: Detestably

Oz continues to run down a hallway calling for Alice wondering what that smell of smoke and 'something else' was. When he finally reached the bright light at the end he found himself at one of the scenes of the Tragedy of Sablier. Jack, relieved, asked him if his voice was coming through to him and told him he knew he'd end up there. Jack continued telling him he was now is Sablier, the former capital, the city dropped into the Abyss by the hand of the Baskervilles. Oz shocked questions if he is in fact standing in the Tragedy of Sablier and why the place had not been destroyed by an earthquake instead. Jack laughs as he mentions that is was merely a cover up. He then asks if Oz had forgotten that the dimension was created by Alice's memories and is warped in some places but she was definitely there 100 years ago on that day. Oz thinks over what Jack had said before he runs off continuing his search for Alice while Gil pulls his gun on Jack.
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Retrace XX: Who killed poor Alice?


Cover of Retrace XX: Who killed poor Alice?

This chapter relives that Alice was a human 100 years ago during the Tragedy of Sablier and that she was killed by someone during the Tragedy with scissors. When Oz witness the scene he loses control over himself and B-Rabbit's power starts to destroy Cheshire's dimension. Gilbert feels a pain through his hand, the one that seals B-Rabbit's powers and is sent to Oz by Jack sensing this change saying: "Go and protect your beloved master." Meanwhile Cheshire fights with Break and tries to escape saying that this dimension will be destroyed but Break keeps fighting regardless. Gilbert arrives to Oz who says " I will destroy everything for you. So smile, my most precious Alice." He asks Gilbert if he can hear Alice's sad voice whom says him that she is afraid of herself the most then he says that if that is her wish he will erase her. Gilbert slaps him and he tells him that they are here for Alice.Then he runs on staircase and finds Alice chained to the wall then he wakes her up by telling her, "Alice is fine just the way she is".
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Retrace XXI: Discord


Cover of Retrace XXI: Discord

Cheshire's dimension is falling apart and Oz asks if Equus has returned to take them back. Gil is about to be attacked by the transformed Cheshire and Break blocks the attack. Oz and Gil are surprised by Break's sudden appearance and he merely smiles and tell them what a good day it was. Oz asks if that creature was the Cheshire Cat and Break confirms this though he had taken on a new form. Cheshire calls Alice's name while Break tells them that he threw away his human shape of his own will and asks Oz if the Intention was dear to Cheshire. Cheshire says that whatever made Alice sad and hurt her, he would destroy it all. Break tells them Cheshire intended to send them into oblivion with the decaying dimension telling them to escape with Equus quickly. Break uses his powers to call Equus and takes Oz and Alice with him while Gil and Break are still fighting Cheshire. Cheshire continues to call Alice's name calling her his most precious while she asks if he was her cat while Oz asks Equus to stop and wait but they disappear. Oz thinks about all the things he doesn't understand about Alice and the Tragedy and how he didn't want things to end just yet.
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Retrace XXII: His name is...


Cover of Retrace XXII: His name is...

Alice and Gilbert look on as Jack begins speaking. He asks the Pandora members to give him a few minutes to be heard. He tells them he does not want another Tragedy of Sablier to take place again and warns them that Glen Baskerville is still alive and is preparing to bring about another tragedy. One of the members declares him a liar before Jack gives him a menacing look causing him to quiet down. Reim thinks that Jack's presence is neither daunting nor oppressive but clear, like a steam of water. Jack continues that he expected them not to believe him but he goes on explaining that the Baskervilles sacrificed those people's lives in order to obtain the Intention of the Abyss and after they lost Glen the Baskervilles disappeared. When Jack mentions that the Baskervilles have appeared once again and that it was at Oz's Coming-of-Age ceremony and tells them the boy before them is Oz Vessalius Reim steps into help him telling them that the boy was truly Oz.
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