|"The AX400 models are currently in the shop."|
|“||All I wanted was a life like other girls. Maybe I did something wrong? Maybe I wasn't good enough? Maybe that's why he was always so angry?||”|
— Alice talking to Kara about Todd Williams.[src]
Alice is a main character in Detroit: Become Human.
Living with her father Todd Williams and dealing with his violent mood swings, Alice is cared for by the AX400 android named Kara. Events may bring both of them together in a deep bond and lead them on a quest for freedom and safety.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Gameplay determined elements
- 3 Chapters
- 4 Appearance
- 5 Personality
- 6 Behind the scenes
- 7 Notes
- 8 Quotes
- 9 Gallery
- 10 References
Alice looks like a 9-10 year-old little girl.
Early on, she is thought to be Todd Williams' daughter, the initial owner of Kara. Kara is assigned to look after her. She suffers from her father's abuse since her mother left home.
In reality, she is a YK500 child android, bought to replace Todd's biological daughter who left with her mother. Since the YK500 model was released in 2033, Alice has been with Todd 5 years at the most.
A New Home
Alice can be seen as acting very shy, running away to avoid social interaction, and not responding to Kara whenever she speaks to Alice. Even though she does not talk, she can still show she likes Kara (giving her the key after Kara talked to her) or that she dislikes her (by not doing so).
After getting high on Red Ice, Todd starts to physically and verbally abuse Alice which causes her to flee from him and hide in her room whilst Todd follows her with a belt. Depending on what Kara does before or after Todd follows Alice, Alice can escape with Kara without killing Todd (Kara breaks the mental wall before Todd goes upstairs), both can escape the house but by killing Todd (Kara breaks the mental wall after Todd goes upstairs), or both can get killed by Todd.
Alice appears to be very sensitive to temperature, which is what forces Kara to find a warm shelter for the night. She is also seen to be very lawful, showing disapproval whenever Kara does something illegal, such as stealing and shoplifting. No matter where you seek shelter, Alice will ask Kara if they will stay together forever.
On the Run
Alice will mention how she dislikes the current predicament, concluding "So it wasn't a nightmare," as soon as she wakes up. She also comments that she likes Kara's new look and that she "really looks like a human now". When Kara looks at the TV hearing Todd was killed by her (determinant), Alice will try to cheer her up by telling her he would have killed her if she did not save her. If Todd is alive, Alice will instead become angry that Todd is lying about what happened to make it look like Kara was the aggressor.
After waking up, Kara and Alice talk and they agree to go to the location the trash collector android gave them. As they leave, they see Hank and Connor but since they slept in a discreet location, they have no idea where Kara and Alice are. Kara and Alice attempt to sneak past the police. If they are successful, they get to the train station undetected but if they are spotted, they run and are chased by Connor, leading to the freeway chase.
Alice will be asleep by the fire. After Kara changes her appearance, she comes down to find that Ralph has caught a surprisingly large weasel of some kind. Then, Ralph demands to have a family dinner with her and Alice. He cannot be talked out of it, so he proceeds to char it in the fireplace. Alice will appear as panicked and nervous throughout the whole ordeal, stating that she does not want to eat what Ralph had caught for her. Kara might threaten Ralph.
Then, Connor is heard outside and he quickly enters as Kara and Alice are hidden away. Connor will then question Ralph while he searches the Squat. If Kara was kind to Ralph, then Ralph will intervene on their behalf when Connor gets close to their hiding place. Connor will give chase to Kara and Alice as soon as possible. If Kara threatened Ralph, they appear to be already fled and Ralph will tell Connor she has already left. Connor will pursue them. This leads to the freeway chase.
No matter what you chose in 'Fugitives' as a place to stay for the night, Alice and Kara will try to reach the train station. If not discovered, they will reach the train station safely without Connor interfering with them. If they get discovered, however, Connor will chase them. Depending on what the player does, they either escape or die.
After evading the police or escaping from Connor, Kara and Alice travel to an address given to them by an android in the previous chapter, which takes them to a large house where a man named Zlatko, who claims to assist androids, invites them in. They meet the android Luther soon after. The truth is later revealed: Zlatko does not assist androids in hiding, rather, he takes them in, wipes their memories, experiments them or sell them, and keeps them locked away in his basement. Whether Kara successfully escapes or has her memory wiped, she, Alice, and Luther escape the house from a shotgun-wielding Zlatko who is brutally assaulted by his prisoner androids (an optional, beneficial action made), or killed by Luther (by grabbing his shotgun and shooting him down; if a player does not free the prisoner androids), Luther willingly helps Kara and Alice go farther north in the hopes of finding a place where they can be safe.
The Pirates' Cove
Alice, Kara, and Luther are in Zlatko's car. Alice is sitting in the backseat. Suddenly, the car breaks down. Due to Alice's sensitivity to temperature, they look for night shelter. They see a road sign that says Pirates' Cove, amusement park. They walk into the entrance of the park. The park seems abandoned and is in bad shape. They find an android that greets them but quickly shuts down from being badly damaged by the cold. They will search the park for shelter and they eventually find a safe place to stay for the night.
Kara will talk to Alice when they get inside and Kara can find food in a bag for Alice, but she refuses the offer. Kara will make a bed for her. Alice will ask for a night story. The player can choose what story Kara tells Alice. After the story, Alice will ask Luther to say goodnight to her and he will kiss her on the head and she will then go to sleep. Kara and Luther will talk to each other. He asks if Kara notices anything about Alice, but regardless of how she responds, Luther's response is interrupted by Alice screaming, when she sees a group of people showing up and breaking the glass door.
The intruders will soon enter the building. Kara needs to protect Alice. Kara has the choice to shield her or pull out a pistol that is in the room. If Kara grabs the gun, she has the choice to question, shoot in the air, or push back to protect Alice. The intruders will apologize for scaring them because they wanted to see who they were and make sure they were not humans. They will tell the group that their name is Jerry. The Jerrys notice that Alice looks sad and they think of showing something to cheer her up. Kara and Luther follow the Jerrys and Alice. The Jerrys will lead them to an old merry go round and Kara will turn on the old merry go round. Kara will help her up and the ride will start to move. This causes Alice to smile for the first time.
Kara, Alice, and Luther finally reach Rose's farm and enter the house with her and her son, Adam. Rose offers a spare room for Alice to rest in and is put to bed. She insists that she is fine and can continue, but Kara insists she needs to regain her strength. Alice begins to question why humans hate androids. Luther watches over her while Kara talks with Rose.
Alice comes downstairs to the laundry room after Mary shuts down. She then sits by the fireplace. If Kara interacts with her, she helps Alice understand, but Alice is silent. She will try to convince Alice about not keeping secrets, but Alice believes Kara will not love her anymore if she tells her.
When the policeman rings at the door, Alice and Luther can either hide upstairs, in the kitchen or the laundry room.
Alice, Kara, and possibly Luther are now traveling through Detroit with Rose in her vehicle. As they reach their stop, the group will bid farewell to Rose, thanking her for her help after she tells them to go to the Jericho ship. Once, Alice, Kara, and Luther (if saved in Midnight Train) arrive at Jericho, Kara will briefly leave Alice in a warm place whilst she talks to Markus (or North, if Markus was killed earlier on). After Kara finishes speaking with Markus or North, she sees a YK500 with an LED on her temple, sharing similar features with Alice. Luther (or Lucy) tells Kara that she has been denying the fact that Alice is an android, even though she already knew from the very beginning. Luther or Lucy will then tell Kara that they needed each other to survive as Alice wanted a mom and Kara wanted someone to care for. As Kara returns to Alice she will have the option to either hug or be distant with her. If she chose to hug her, she will remain with Alice and possibly Luther together. However, if Kara is distant with Alice throughout the game and distances herself at Jericho, Alice (and Luther) will leave her and go their own way. When Jericho is attacked, Kara can either...
- Save herself and leave Jericho, surviving and ending her story in the game, leaving Alice to die.
- Look for Alice and proceed to escape Jericho
If Jericho is not attacked, then Kara will leave Jericho with Alice (and Luther if he is still alive). However, if Jericho is attacked, Kara, Alice, and Luther will be running through the corridors, trying to avoid any incoming soldiers in the process. If Kara goes the wrong way too many times, then she, Alice, and Luther will be captured. At one point Luther will get shot and injured in the leg, with Alice insisting Kara to save him. If Kara helps Luther, he will tell Kara to protect Alice at all costs and to go on without him for now and catch up with them later on. However, if Kara does not help Luther, Alice will be upset and horrified by Kara’s decision, to which Kara can either console or hurry Alice up. Kara will then need to find a brief hiding place for her and Alice. Once she enters the room, another deviant will beg Kara to let her in. Alice will insist that Kara should let her in to save her from the soldiers. If Kara opens the door and fails the fight with the soldier, she and Alice will be captured. If she wins the fight or does not open the door at all, she and Alice will continue to find the exit. Once Kara and Alice spot the exit, they continue to run with a few other deviants as two soldiers begin to shoot at the crowd. If Kara continuously attempts to run, then she and Alice will be captured. Kara will have to play dead and stay still at any point as long as those two certain decisions are chosen for her and Alice to successfully escape Jericho. If Kara chooses to attack the soldier and Luther is still alive, he will sacrifice himself for her and Alice, defeating the two soldiers in the process. However, if Luther is dead (when choosing ”attack”, or “surrender” and “obey”), then the soldiers will capture Kara and Alice.
Night of the Soul
Alice may appear in this chapter only if Jericho was attacked, and if she and Kara escaped the assault. They will both be sitting together around the center of the abandoned church, opposite North (if she escaped too). If Markus is still alive at this point, he will talk to Kara and Alice, apologizing for suggesting that they wait in Jericho before leaving for the Canadian border. Kara will tell him that getting Alice away from Detroit is all that matters and asks him to save their people. She and Alice then listen to Markus’ speech. However, if North is the new leader, and Connor escaped Jericho as a deviant, he may speak to Kara and Alice (only if he chased them on the highway during ‘On the Run’), and apologize for putting their lives in danger on the highway. Kara will tell Connor that Alice’s safety is only what matters to her now before Connor wishes them safe travels on their journey. She and Alice will then listen to North’s speech.
Battle for Detroit
Kara Leaving Detroit
At Detroit Street
Kara and Alice need to get to the bus stop in 20 minutes before the last bus leaves the bus terminal. Alice will say that she is cold and Kara can deactivate or keep her emulation of cold. Kara will find a gun lying on the ground near some dead androids. Kara and Alice have to avoid the U.S. Army, who is patrolling, stopping people to see if they are androids, and will capture or destroy androids they see. Eventually, they will spot Luther (If alive) and Jerry. Alice will ask Kara to help them and Kara has the choice to save them.
At the Bus Terminal
Alice and Kara either take the bus to the Canadian Border or go with Rose to the Detroit River.
Alice arrives with Kara (and Luther) at the Canada Border Inspection Station. There they find out that the border guards are checking for androids.
Alice may be taken to the restroom to meet Rose.
Alice waits in line with Kara to approach Border Guard 2677. When it is their turn, Kara has chosen to sacrifice one of the adult androids (Kara/Luther/Jerry) as a distraction or not to sacrifice anyone.
- If nobody sacrifices themselves as a distraction, the group will face the border guard. Kara tells him "Please... we just wanna be free." and the border guard realizes they are androids.
- If Markus or North lead a Revolution, Alice, Kara (and Luther) will be shot dead.
- If Markus leads a Demonstration, the border guard will be compassionate and let the group pass through.
- If someone sacrifices themselves as a distraction, the border guard will neglect to check the remaining group and lets them pass. Alice will be accompanied by an available Kara, or Luther, or Rose.
Rose will drive the Kara, Alice, Luther (If Alive), and other androids to the Detroit River. Rose will pay an Android smuggler named "Coyote" for some boats. He will accept the cash and tells Rose to tell the androids that there are some boats patrolling the U.S.- Canadian border. Kara and the other will get into a boat. Kara, Alice and Luther will talk about what they will do once they are free. Patrol boats will spot the boats in the water and open fire on the androids. Kara and Alice can take cover from the machine gun fire.
- Luther will always die from the patrol boats machine gun.
Whether Kara and Alice are captured leaving Jericho or get caught sneaking past soldiers manning a roadblock, the military ship them to the Recall Center. The barbed wire compound and massive military presence scare Alice, who is further traumatized when she is forced to remove her skin and clothing. If Kara stayed with Alice, the two are forcibly separated into different areas to await execution. If Kara found her way back to Alice, the two of them (and possibly Luther) could have escaped through the barbed wire fence and posed as dead androids, hiding among the other bodies and emerging from a mass grave the next morning. If Markus led a victorious revolution, Alice is saved from the recycling machines by his forces (alongside Kara and Luther, if they were present).
Gameplay determined elements
- Alice shares a Relationship Stat with Kara.
- Todd Williams (Determinant)
If Kara does not do anything to break her programming or fails to fight off Todd in the living room or in Alice's room, she will be beaten to death by Todd. The latter outcomes are only available when playing in Experienced Mode.
On The Run
- Car (Determinant)
Alice will make it no matter what - however, if you fail all the Quick Time Events while crossing the road, Kara will get hit by a car - causing Alice to go back, kneel down, and get hit by another car. While on the 2nd side this outcome is possible on both difficulties, Kara and Alice dying on the 1st side is an outcome only available when playing in Experienced Mode.
- Zlatko (Determinant, presumed)
If Kara is reset and fails to recover her memories, or runs out of time, Luther finds Alice and brings her to Zlatko. She is presumably killed or experimented on.
Battle for Detroit
- U.S. Coast Guard (Determinant)
If Kara goes for the boat route instead of using the bus, the U.S. Coast Guard will shoot them and can end up hitting Alice. Once in Canada, Alice will pass away in Kara's arms.
- Canadian Border
If Kara chooses to sacrifice nobody and either Markus or North lead a revolution, Alice will be shot by the U.S. Army soldiers with Kara and Luther (if Alive)
- Recall Center
If Kara repeatedly fails to reassure Alice and lets her stress level reach 100%, she will ignore Kara's instructions and run to her, only to be shot by the soldiers. If Kara abandons Alice and Markus does not save her, she will die in the recycling machine. If Kara fails to escape the center, they will be shot by the soldiers or die in the recycling machine.
- A New Home
- Stormy Night
- Fugitives (determinant)
- On the Run (determinant)
- Zlatko (determinant)
- The Pirates' Cove (determinant)
- Midnight Train (determinant)
- Crossroads (determinant)
- Night of the Soul (determinant)
- Battle for Detroit (determinant)
Alice looks like a little girl with brown eyes and brown hair, which she wears tied in a low ponytail or bun. She lacks the LED on her temple, presumably deactivated or removed by Todd. She wears several outfits throughout the game.
As a YK500 model, some of her simulated needs can be manually turned on or off and therefore she may stand adverse weather better than human children; an example is her "Hot/Cold Sensitivity" which Kara has the option to deactivate. During the Battle for Detroit - Kara Captured path she is also seen with deactivated skin.
From the beginning, Alice seems to be a very quiet, meek and sullen little girl that can be seen playing with her toy Timothy, which she has a great attachment to, visibly affected by Todd's abuse. She also seems to be fairly sensitive towards Todd and others. It is revealed Alice is scared of Todd for breaking Kara and feels overwhelmingly sad whenever Kara is seemingly killed, leading to trauma regarding her broken home. She copes with her sadness by reading.
Alice may be already a deviant when she decides to follow Kara, take the gun that Kara slips off to deliberately shoot Todd, or ignore Todd when he is injured to escape from Todd in "Stormy Night" since androids with children appearance are designated to follow their owners instead of other androids. It is further supported by Todd's appearance at the Detroit Bus Terminal when Alice will part from Todd after a hug should Todd be moved by Kara's intention to leave him, even when Kara does not stop her from hugging him.
Although she is obedient to Kara, she shows insufficient regard to some laws, including not urging Kara to turn herself in despite committing a murder. She still shows resentment on some immoral decisions, such as robbing the convenience store cash register in "Fugitives".
Behind the scenes
- Alice is portrayed by Audrey Boustani, who provided her likeness, the voice acting and performance capture. Boustani did this for all the dialogue/acting scenes, while three other girls aged 8-10 did the motion capture for the body animations.
- In dubbed versions, Alice's voice was acted by: Maryne Bertieaux (French), Reiko Uyama (Japanese), Zoe Mora (Latin American Spanish), Vasilisa Eldarova (Russian).
- Originally, Alice was going to be entirely mute, communicating to the player using American Sign Language.
- To teach the player basic ASL signs, concept art of ASL books, and a game sequence where Kara would learn ASL was created.
- According to Mikael Leger, one of the concept artists of the game, Alice had a mother at some point. Whether she was a human or an android that Todd bought is unknown, but the idea was scrapped.
- Also, considering Alice was originally going to be entirely mute, it seems that developers planned to make her human at first.
- In the concept art, Alice was originally conceptualized as African-American.
- Some players have noted that Alice looks like Emma Phillips. This is because both are portrayed by Audrey Boustani and modeled after her.
- Alice is the first android encountered without a LED indicator, which can be deactivated or removed in the YK500.
- Alice can be seen reading Alice in Wonderland and Kara can comment on it in A New Home.
- Whenever she is attacked or killed, the camera will never show the exact moment it happens, such as when Todd attacks or even kills her in Stormy Night. Though her corpse is shown if the latter outcome occurs.
- It is unknown whether Alice became deviant or when she did. It might have also been possible that Alice was already a deviant before the story has started, as she has had emotional shocks and trauma before the events of the game from having an abusive "father", and the fact that she does not obey Todd.
- Her Personality paragraph above outlines possible moments of her deviancy in "Stormy Night".
- Alice does not show any attachment to Todd and does not appear to obey him much (e.g. by still leaving when he yells at her to come back to him.)
- A drawing shows her crying after Kara being broken. Considering it was an emotional shock, it could be the origin of Alice's deviancy.
- Todd could have also abused her, in addition to abusing Kara, before the events of Stormy Night, again an emotional shock and trauma which are factors that can contribute to deviancy.
- If Alice wasn't a deviant, Connor, or DPD officers, could have found her and Kara through Alice's tracker in "On the Run" or in subsequent chapters, yet no one ever does.
- Several signs reveal that Alice is an Android even before the official revelation:
- She never eats, which is shown when she refuses food in "Stormy Night," "Fugitives," "The Pirates' Cove" and "Midnight Train."
- Initially, this is passed off as due to her being scared or ill.
- Her "Treasures" box contains a family picture of Todd, which shows a different looking little girl with blonde hair. This is implied to be Todd's real daughter as this seems to be taken a while ago. However, why she keeps the photo is unknown.
- Her "Treasures" box also contains a drawing of Alice with an 'injury' where her LED should be located and the red 'blood' Alice drew could have been a depiction of a red LED.
- It is possible the picture that Todd's biological daughter drew because her blood is drawn as red instead of blue, so this picture showed Kara protecting Todd's biological daughter and getting destroyed by Todd.
- She does not attend school.
- However, according to Todd, she does have "homework".
- This could be because Todd mistook android Alice for his biological daughter after taking the drug or he simply wanted to believe she was his biological daughter.
- However, according to Todd, she does have "homework".
- In "A New Home" if you look carefully while Kara collects the magazine that depicts a little girl (even if blurred) you see a certain resemblance between her and Alice.
- According to the magazine "The Three Laws of Robotic Parenting", an android child has a far lower cost than a real child. Todd does not have reliable income or savings and therefore is unlikely to afford the expenditure of a real child. (The fact he could afford to buy both Alice and Kara and later pay for Kara's repair, is left unexplained.)
- However, in Todd's house, there are some paper works that show Todd owes some money to the Harman Bank.
- Todd is addicted to Red Ice, his abusive and violent behavior makes it improbable that he would have been granted custody of his daughter when he and his wife separated.
- In "Fugitives", Kara can call Alice a little girl when Ralph threatening her with a knife. Ralph responds to this with some confusion, "Little girl?... She's not a little girl..." Begging the question of whether or not androids are capable of simply detecting other androids or not. Although this does not explain why Ralph demanded Alice to eat the next morning if they choose to stay, and calling her human, other than his mental instability
- If Kara and Alice part with Ralph on good terms and were not found by Connor, Ralph will tell Kara that the humans must not find Alice, implying that he is worried they will harm her for being an android as they did to him.
- If Todd survives after Stormy Night when interviewed by Channel 16 reporter Joss Douglas during the chapter On the Run. Todd states he was "minding his own business when his android attacked him". There is no mention of a linkage between Alice and his daughter, contrary to what he claimed when Alice was still in his house.
- Zlatko refers to Alice by the pronoun 'it' rather than 'her' or 'she,' heavily implying he's aware that she's an android. Later on, Zlatko tells Luther to lock her up to be experimented on, despite being told by Kara that she's human. Zlatko's experience with and knowledge of androids of various models suggest he may have known of the YK500 before meeting Alice.
- The android in Zlatko’s bathtub will insist that both Kara and Alice are androids, indicating it knows of the YK500 model and recognizes Alice as one.
- In "Midnight Train" when Alice is in bed she will tell Kara "Why do humans hate us? We didn't do anything." instead of saying "Why do humans hate you? You didn't do anything.", even if that does not explain why Kara did not say anything, as if she had not been confused by Alice's question.
- In scenes where humans and androids are outdoors in cold weather, in particular from "Midnight Train" onward, the breath of human characters is visible in the air. Since androids do not exhale moisture, Alice's breath is not visible.
- She never eats, which is shown when she refuses food in "Stormy Night," "Fugitives," "The Pirates' Cove" and "Midnight Train."
- Alice shares many similarities with the protagonist of the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, David.
- Both are childlike androids that can love.
- Both of them are meant to replace the biological child of their adoptive parents.
- Both look for acceptance and love.
- Alice’s relationship with Kara can be seen as being somewhat similar to the relationship between Ethan Mars and his son Shaun in Heavy Rain.
- It is shown that if Ethan is the one to save Shaun at the end of Heavy Rain, Shaun had hoped that his father would arrive and save him, and relied on that hope to try to keep himself alive. Alice relies on Kara to save her in several instances, such as when they are in the recycling center (determinant). If Kara left Alice behind to escape on her own and Markus did not lead a revolution or failed to get to the camps at all, Alice will beg Kara to save her before she is killed.
- If Shaun is not saved at all at the end of Heavy Rain, Ethan will lose his will to live as Shaun was the only family he had left; Kara can behave somewhat similarly if Alice dies and she lives.
- Alice also behaves similarly to Shaun. Both of them are very quiet, meek children who must deal with the trauma of a broken home and family; Shaun must deal with his parents’ separation and his father’s depression and distance from him, while Alice must deal with an abusive "father".
- Of the three stories, Alice is the easiest person to build your trust with. To increase trust with Alice, Kara has to be honest with her and not steal or lie, while also showing affection from time to time.
"He's coming! He's gonna hurt me! Run! Get away or he's gonna break you like last time!" Alice to Kara as Todd is on his way to her room.
"Kara. Save me. Kara, Please save me! (..) Kara! (.) KARA!" Alice to Kara, if Kara fails to find Alice in Zlatko’s house before time runs out in Zlatko.
"I'm tired... I have to sleep... I love you, mom..." Alice's last words to Kara as she shuts down in her arms.