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Introduction
This article is about the character, Alice (the Intention of the Abyss). You may be looking for her twin sister Alice, Alice (Chapter) or Alice&Oz.
I don't want to be....the Intention of the Abyss anymore.

—The Intention of the Abyss' wish, spoken to Break.


The Intention of the Abyss (アヴィスの意志, Avisu no Ishi sometimes localized as The Will of the Abyss) was a being created when her mother Lacie was sacrificed to the Abyss. Shortly after her birth, the Intention was taken as the vessel of The Core of the Abyss, while her twin sister Alice was thrown out of the Abyss. Growing up alongside a minor doll-like Chain named Oz, The Intention eventually copied his ability to switch his consciousness between his 1st Dimension and Abyss-bound bodies, using her connection with Alice in order to switch bodies and experience the 1st Dimension herself. Soon enough, Alice came into contact with a man named Jack Vessalius—who would later go on to form a close bond with The Intention—though she'd been completely oblivious to Jack's dark agenda. Devoted to Jack, The Intention agreed to transform Oz into a Chain capable of severing the Chains of the World, believing that Jack was going to do so in order to come visit her in person. After Jack's plan failed due to the interventions of Oswald and Alice, The Intention had to suffer through Alice committing suicide in order to prevent Jack from furthering his plans. Believing this not to be enough, The Intention tried instead to use Oz's powers to destroy her memories so that she'd never seek out Jack again. While things did not end the way they were planned, The Intention's memories were successfully destroyed.

Soon after, The Intention encountered a Child of Ill Omen named Kevin Legnard who vowed to fulfill her wish if she would change the past for him. Complying, The Intention asked Legnard to destroy her and save Alice, revealing that she was tired of feeling so lonely and that she just wanted to be set free. Although it took over a century, The Intention's wish was on its way to being fulfilled, as it had been passed on to Oz, who was also seeking to prevent the destruction of the world by Jack's hand, once again. In the end, Oz formed a Contract with The Intention and used his power as the B-Rabbit to destroy her existence, sending her into The Rule of 100 Cycles and finally setting her soul free, just as she'd always wanted.

Appearance

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The Intention of the Abyss and Alice as they appear in anime

The Intention of the Abyss, when in her human form, appears almost completely identical to Alice, but with white hair and violet eyes. She wears an entirely white dress: a simple frilled one underneath and an overdress on top, with a bow on the back that billows out at the end while it laces up the front with white string. On her arms are detachable sleeves that are also laced up. She wears powder-blue roses around her neck and around the waist of her dress. She wears white cloth tied around the base of her left leg, near the ankle, and black string around her
Equipment - intention rabbit doll

The Intention's rabbit-doll form

right wrist. In the anime, she wears two separate black strings that are tied to each of her wrists.

Sometimes she appears in the form of a white rabbit doll with huge, crazed eyes, a white dress, brandeis-blue capelet and a brandeis-blue bow.

Jack said that while Alice was the Intention she held either a white rabbit doll or Cheshire, and wore light colored dresses. She was also easily driven to tears and not as wild and rough as Alice.

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Personality

The Intention of the Abyss is soft-spoken and calm at most times, but is also unstable, and known for her rapid mood swings. She is often seen with a friendly smile, though she is known to tear people down with her words.

While she bears a striking resemblance to Levi, The Intention inherited Lacie's disturbed personality when she was a child, as they both have d
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The Intention's scary smile towards Kevin

anced in a rain of blood, and they both often shifted emotions, frequently unnerving those who were with them. They both also seem to be rather forgetful at times; this could be because they were both under pressure and stressed. However, Lacie was able to break out of that shell by learning to appreciate the beauty of the world around her. On the other hand, The Intention failed miserably due to the her inability to leave the Abyss and suffered psychological damage as a result of being the Core of the Abyss's vessel. Despite having most of Lacie's personality, The Intention also received bits of her father's personality. Levi can talk extraordinarily bluntly and coldly, and yet cheerfully, demonstrated when he was informing Lacie of her demis
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The Intention persuades Cheshire to dance with her in Albus' blood rain

e. The Intention also masks her venomous words with sweetness, and talks in a cheerful, crazed, yet somewhat childish tone; this could be seen when she was mocking Kevin Legnard.

Before the Tragedy of Sablier, she was lonely, just like Alice was, and rarely smiled. She was ecstatic whenever she could explore outside the Abyss and spend time with Jack.

When Alice was alive, the Intention wore light-colored dresses and had a gentle and easily frightened personality. Whenever Alice acted that way, that indicated that Alice's body was under the control of the Intention.

  • Close-up of The Intention's face (inside Alice)
  • The Intention (inside Alice) and Cheshire meet with Jack for the first time
  • The Intention (inside Alice) in the tower
  • The Intention (inside Alice) in the tower
  • The Intention (inside Alice) drinks a cup of tea
  • The Intention (inside Alice) in Oz's memory, when he was still a rabbit toy
  • The Intention (inside Alice) with Jack
  • The Intention (inside Alice) waiting for Jack to come
  • The Intention (inside Alice) with Cheshire as a black cat
  • The Intention (inside Alice) being afraid before the Tragedy of Sablier occurred

Overtime, from being so lonely, she came to no longer desire being the Intention of the Abyss and has asked Break to save her and Alice, showing that despite being cruel to people, she does care about others besides herself. She appeared to be somewhat more stable and nice prior to the events of 100 years ago. She is also shown to be heartbroken when witnessing Alice stabbing herself, and apologized over and over for hurting her indirectly. This shows that the Intention never hated Alice, and instead cares about Alice.

Mannerism

While Alice greatly resembles Lacie (especially in her appearance), The Intention greatly resembles Levi (also especially in her appearance). Following Lacie with her ladylike style in front of Jack; The Inte
  • The Intention's common speaking style as seen when she spoke with Albus
  • An irritated The Intention with Vincent
  • The Intention crying hysterically
  • The Dolls calming down The Intention
ntion appears to be a princess-like figure with her girly, graceful, cheerful and soft-speaking style. But as previously described, The Intention inherited some of Lacie's personality traits such as having a disturbed personality, constant mood swings, and sometimes appearing to be frightening to other people; she has also danced under a rain of blood. Besides easily frightening other people, she is also easily frightened. She also dislikes it when someone interrupts a conversation of "interest" that she is having with someone. With that said, she will do something to the people who interrupted her, as shown when she used her power of Abyss to destroy Albus who interrupted her conversation with Kevin.

As shown in the series, when she feels disturbed, she will feel a terrible anger to her interlocutor, and then she will become very hysterical. If her Dolls are with her, the Dolls will try to calm her down in any way. After the Tragedy of Sablier, The Intention became more stable and good at controlling her emotions, as shown when she meets Alice again and tells Alice about her memories. She also appears to be more serious.

When she was talking fiercely with Kevin about the death of
  • The Intention (inside Alice) drinks a cup of tea with Jack in the Tower
  • "Alice's tea party!"
  • The Intention's cheerful personality could be seen in this scene, with her favoring of colorful flowers
  • The Intention's liking of light-colored pastel dresses
  • A cheerful The Intention of the Abyss
  • The Intention's love of dancing could be seen easily
  • The Intention probably also had an extreme fondness of things with strong red colors
  • The Intention's sadistic side
the Sinclair Family, we can see that she has a somewhat similar style of talking with Alice, specifically when the two are in fierce conversations with their interlocutors.

She was considered as the most feminine-styled woman characters in the series, as shown with her love of her Dolls, tea parties, dancing (even in the bloody rain), flowers (especially roses), and her liking of light-pastel colors which she applies to her outfits. But at the same time, The Intention probably also had an extreme fondness with something with strong red colors, such as red roses, or something more terrible: blood.

Abilities and Powers

Bunny

Will of the Abyss's rabbit form.

Governing the Abyss: The Intention governs and controls all of the Abyss and its Chains. She is also able to destroy Chains at will, like how she destroyed Albus in Retrace XXX: Snow White Chaos.

Self-Transformation: She can use her rabbit doll as a replica of herself to exist in the human-world.

Body Switching: She was able to switch bodies with her twin sister Alice while she was alive. However, it is unknown whether Alice inhabited the Intention's body during their body switches or not. On the title page for Retrace LXXIII, the Intention is in her sister's body but her Abyss-bound body appears to be vacant or asleep.
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The Intention in Alice's body as depicted in manga.

Control Over All Fabric of Existence: As stated by The Intention in Retrace XXX: Snow White Chaos, the Abyss's power can transform humans into chains, present willpower to the unwilling, and control all time that has passed, and control their dimension/universe/multiverse; in essence, existence itself. Also, she stated it was like a small world's ranged map. The thing Chains promise to potential contractors is that they will change the past for them; however, only the Intention of Abyss has ever been seen doing such a thing. She managed to change the fate of the Sinclair family for Kevin Legnard (Xerxes Break) in exchange for Break to protect Alice and to grant her wish, but it still did not end well for the family.

Creating Chains: Due to the fact that The Intention is the vessel for the Core of the Abyss within her, she is able to create Chains and even destroy them. She turned a tiny black rabbit doll that was always with her and her sister and had an existence created by the Abyss, into the most powerful destructive chain there is—Oz the B-Rabbit. Also, it seems that all chains obey The Intention's will, as chains like Humpty Dumpty (in Retrace LIX: Couldn't Put Humpty Dumpty Together) screeched: "Let's eat the Black Rabbit... The Will of the Abyss."

Creating an Ectoplasmic Form: In Retrace 76: Alice&Oz, she and her sister Alice created ectoplasmic forms of their souls after leaving Alice's physical body to get a hold of Oz.

Ghost
God-like: The Core of the Abyss was the sentient entity that existed before all things within the empty void. The Core of the Abyss can be seen as God within the Pandora Hearts series. Then, the Core of the Abyss proceeded to create all things such as, all of existence, and the Abyss ("The Golden Paradise"). It's implied that the Abyss served as Heaven, where souls would be guided by the Core of the Abyss into reincarnation. In that sense, the Core is essentially God. Since the Core of the Abyss merged with the white-haired Alice to make the entity known as "The Intention of the Abyss", the white-haired Alice can be seen as God-like since she became The Intention of the Abyss.

Quotes

  • "Hey, hurry and come pick me up. I have many different dolls ready for you, I do! Let's play with them, shall we? We'll talk until we get sleepy and.. And... Okay? So please...my beloved."
  • "I always thought that red would suit Cheshire."
  • "Bye bye, Cheshire."
  • "I don't want to be....the Will of the Abyss anymore."
  • "I hate Glen, because he tries to take 'that person' away from me. Gilbert, too, and Vincent. I hate anyone who dares to get close to 'him'."
  • "Didn't you know? 'The power of the Abyss transforms humans into Chains. It grants will to those without life. And ... because it is linked to all flows of time'.. the Abyss is a dimension that can rule over such beings."
  • "Oh ahaha! But everyone died, didn't they? They were killed while you were away. You could not protect them. Though they were precious to you... you could not save them ! '...Is that not why you've come here? To save the lives of those people?"
  • "Those who come to the Abyss are all the same. They're all desperate to get something back. But everyone goes mad partway. It seems being with the dear dollies - the Chains - is no good for them... Fu fu.. but you were different. You didn't lose yourself, not even at the end."
  • "For the sake of those people.. For the sake of my Lord... I shall try to turn back time,' you declared. And you killed so many, many people. What a fool you were!"
  • "I found him! Oz! Please bring this to that man. This is the only thing I managed to salvage from the darkness.. A shard of Lacie's memories.. her feelings. I think she would have wanted that man to see them."
  • "I'm sorry Alice! I'm so sorry!"
  • "Let's destroy... my memories."
  • "Alice... I think the Core was not trying to protect me, but was trying to protect both of us. If you had continued to use the power of B-rabbit you had stolen, your soul wouldn't have been able to take it and you would've been crushed by its power."
  • "You're going, then?"
  • "Someone is singing, I know this song. It's a soft, sad melody that wrings my heart, a song that someone used to sing to us... a long long time ago. Hey... who are you?"
  • "This is what I have wished for. I don't want to hurt anybody anymore. I don't want to lose anything else. So, please understand."
  • "Yeah, I understand. I know you're calling my name. I know you're thinking of me, and crying for me."
  • "My dear nameless you... Thank you for being with us all this time. And sorry for not being able to stay with you from now on."
  • "Cheshire...! Aahh... you've got scratches all over you! I'm sorry I didn't notice you until now... You were always protecting me, weren't you? I love you so much, Cheshire. Let's go together."

Appearances

(*) - Denotes that the character did not appear physically, but as a part of another character's memories.

Trivia

  • The inspiration for the Intention and Alice comes from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. Alice is based off of the Red Queen in both clothing style (dark colors such as red) and personality as the Red Queen was clever and spiteful. The Intention is based off of the White Queen, wearing white clothing to mirror Alice, as well as through her personality which is more docile, feminine and soft spoken. However their mother, Lacie, is more closer to the Red Queen given that Alice is based on the titular character from Lewis's novel. The Intention is most likely based on Alice's sister as well as the White Queen.
  • In the first chapter, the illusion that Oz saw was most likely the Intention of the Abyss as she mentioned that they always played there. This could refer to either Jack Vessalius, or Oz when he was her rabbit doll. However, when the memory of Alice threatened to kill him, it may have signified Alice, who in the beginning of Retrace 78: Decision, told Jack that she'd never forgive him.
  • It's revealed in Chapter 63, that her wish that Break had promised to grant was that she no longer wanted to remain as the Intention of the Abyss anymore and to save Alice as she cares for her.
  • In Retrace LXXVI : Alice&Oz it is revealed that all the memories that were scattered in the real world were the Intention's memories instead of Alice's. She chose to destroy her memories so that she will never seek out Jack again for making her sister and Oz suffer.
  • Even though her name is 'Alice', she is mainly called Alyss by fans to not mix her up with her sister also named Alice. Alyss comes from her other name Intention of the Abyss. However, Alyss is not the official way to spell her name. She is also nicknamed White Alice or Alice of the Abyss as well.
  • Her sister is the opposite of her when it comes to Jack and Oswald. The Intention prefers Jack's company and dislikes Oswald, while Alice prefers being around Oswald and dislikes Jack.
  • Her zodiac sign is Cancer.
  • Her physical age is not given, however, fans assume her to be 13-14.

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